Gothic Cottage

A drink in the cottage is a perfect cause for pause on your lakeside walk.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

A drink in the cottage is a perfect cause for pause on your lakeside walk.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges


Day Ticket
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
1 adult, 2 children £26.50 £24.00
Group Adult N/A £13.60
King Alfred's Tower
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.20
Child N/A £2.10
Family N/A £10.50
Group Adult N/A £3.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

There is a car parking charge for non-members of £4 for the day.

Caoch parking is £10 per day.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 April 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 April 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
8 April 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
9 April 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
15 April 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 April 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 April 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available
23 April 2017 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Stourhead Estate Office
Call 01747 841152

Upcoming events

Guided estate walk

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Step out with a volunteer guide and explore the countryside beyond the garden 'gate' as spring brings the first flush of a new season's colour to the estate.

Gothic Cottage

Sat 01 Apr 2017
A drink in the cottage is a perfect cause for pause on your lakeside walk.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 14 Apr 2017
Join us for Spring time family fun. An Easter bunny has been busy creating new hunts around the garden and leaving chocolate bunnies to find at the end.

National Gardens Scheme open day

Sun 23 Apr 2017
We make a donation from all tickets you buy today to support the deserving charities the NGS raises funds for.

Guided estate walk

Fri 28 Apr 2017
Venture into woodlands bursting with spring colour, birdsong and a carpet of bluebells.

Craft Fair

Sat 06 May 2017
Artists and craftspeople with a tempting selection of jewellery, pottery, paintings, wood turning and much more.