Blind Date with a Book

Find your perfect literary match at Cotehele's pre-loved book shop all February.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Visit the pre-loved book shop to match with your perfect literary date.

Read the clues to decide which book is for you, then take a chance on loving your new read.

£1.50 suggested donation per book.

All proceeds from the bookshop go directly to Cotehele's conservation work.

Prices

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

Prices

Garden only (1 Jan - 4 Mar)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
1 adult, 2 children £15.00 £13.50
House, garden and mill (5 Mar - 30 Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
1 adult, 2 children £21.50 £19.50

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Our car parks are pay and display. Members can park for free by scanning their membership card at a machine to obtain and then display a ticket in your vehicle. For non-members parking is £1 for up to 1 hour, £3 for up to 3 hours and £5 for over 3 hours. You can pay by cash at the machine, by downloading the PayByPhone parking app or by visiting Visitor Reception or The Edgcumbe tea-room to pay by card.

National Trust members visit for free.

 

The basics

Meeting point
Second hand book shop by the grass circle.
Accessibility
There is a small step to access the book shop. Please enquire in reception for step free access to the gardens.

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Cotehele

Mon 17 Jan 2022
10:00-15:00
From 7 - 30 January, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Cotehele on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

Blind Date with a Book

Mon 28 Feb 2022
10:00-16:00
Find your perfect literary match at Cotehele's pre-loved book shop all February.