Christmas at Coughton
Seasonal cheer for all the family awaits at Coughton this winter. With festive shopping, the house dressed for a Throckmorton family Christmas, a traditional market both weekends and Christmas lunches; there's something for everyone to enjoy.
It is a few days before Christmas and the Throckmorton family members have started to arrive to celebrate the festive season. Frosty wellies are left by the door, fur coats and hats are covering the coat stand. Suitcases and trunks are stacked up by the front door and unopened Christmas cards have been placed on the side. Come along from 26 November - 4 December and find out all about how the Throckmorton family celebrate Christmas.
The house is decorated in a traditional style with Christmas trees and decorations. The Oak Room is transformed into Father Christmas' office and at weekends children can visit him for a small charge between 10am - 3.15pm. Come along and enjoy all the sounds and smell of Christmas. Weekdays are the best time to come and see the house. To pre-book weekend timed tickets to the house please visit our events page.
" “Children were not allowed into the Saloon until Christmas Day. The room was already decorated and presents under the 16 ft. tree, furniture had been moved and the table tennis table had been set up.”"
Coach House Shop
The Coach House Shop will be selling a variety of seasonal gifts and treats. Come and browse the shelves for small stocking gifts, beautiful books and seasonal preserves and chutneys.
It wouldn't be Christmas without a Christmas Lunch
Come and join us in the surroundings of our historic Tudor Kitchen for a traditional Christmas lunch, mince pies and mulled wine. Serving two or three course menus, we can cater for groups of up to 25 in our private function room, for larger bookings please call to enquire. Booking is essential at weekends, and advisable during the week. This year our turkey will be sourced from National Trust farmland at Polesdon Lacey. They are free range, RSPCA assured and winners of the National Trust overall best food product at this years farming awards.
On the weekends of Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November and Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December join us for our Christmas Market between 10am and 5pm. Festive stalls in the stableyard at Coughton selling food, drink, and gifts; perfect to fill up your cupboards with treats for the festive season and to purchase gifts for your loved ones.
Fun for Families
Over both weekends bring the little ones to meet Father Christmas who will be waiting, in traditional green robes, to receive visitors in his winter sitting room. Take a stroll down to the Catholic Church and have a look at the beautiful nativity scene created by Coughton C of E Primary school.
Don't forget to pop into our second-hand bookshop which is beautifully decorated for the festive season. There are hundreds of books available to buy so whether you're searching for the perfect winter read, a long forgotten classic or a bedtime story filled with adventure you're sure to find it here at Coughton.