Fright night in Cotehele House

Explore the house in the dark and experience the spooky side of Cotehele.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Wander around atmospheric Cotehele House by torchlight for this event suitable for children and families. It is essential that everyone in your group brings a torch please. Timed-tickets will be issued on arrival. The Barn Restaurant and shop will be open.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.30 £27.50
1 adult, 2-3 children £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.50
Car park
Gift Aid Standard
Vehicle N/A £3.00
Winter entry 11 Feb - 10 Mar
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.00

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...

Car parking is free to National Trust members with car stickers. Machines accept coins only. ~~ Groups must be booked in advance. To obtain the group discount and to learn more about visiting as a group please ring 01579 351346.

The basics

This is a family-oriented event.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at reception. Timed-tickets will be issued on arrival.
What to bring and wear
There are no lights in the house. It is ESSENTIAL please that everyone in your party has a torch. Thanks.
The Barn Restaurant and shop will be open. For information about whether this event is suitable or not for your party please call 01579 351346, press 0.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 October 2017 17:30 - 19:30 Available

Contact Info

Call 01579 351346 press 0

Upcoming events

First World War exhibition at Cotehele - Home and Away

Wed 18 Oct 2017
Cotehele's First World War exhibition features photos, trench art and personal items loaned from members of the local community.

Sunlight and Shadows in Cotehele Gallery

Wed 18 Oct 2017
An exhibition featuring intricate silver wirework, bronze sculpture, glass, paintings and more.

Milling days at Cotehele Mill

Thu 19 Oct 2017
Watch the millers mill on Thursdays and Sundays.

Freak week at Cotehele Mill

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Are you brave enough for all the spooky things going on at the mill this Hallowe'en?

Hallowe'en half-term fun on Cotehele Quay

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Have some spooky, creative fun on Cotehele Quay.

Fright night in Cotehele House

Sat 28 Oct 2017
Explore the house in the dark and experience the spooky side of Cotehele.