Paycocke's House and Garden

A stunning Tudor merchant's house whose walls have more than a few stories to tell

Paycocke's House and Garden

Things to see and do

Paycocke's House and Garden

What's on 

Upcoming events

Conservation in Action Week

Sun 28 May 2017
Discover how our team of staff and volunteers look after our magnificent Tudor house, while give the rooms a late spring clean. A chance to see behind the scenes and have a go!

Lavender Weekend

Sat 15 Jul 2017
Join us at Paycockes to celebrate everything purple, inspired by our beautiful Hidcote lavender beds in the garden. With new crafts to discover and things to make.

Handmade Lavender Balm Workshop

Sat 15 Jul 2017
Ever fancied learning how to make your own lotions and potions? Learn how to make and take away your very own soothing lavender body balm made from natural and organic ingredients. £10 per person to include all materials and tea & cake.

Lavender Blues (and Jazz)

Sun 16 Jul 2017
Just imagine: the sound of corks popping against the humming of the bees in the lavender, as you open your picnic hamper and the band starts playing. Sound good? Then join us for an evening of jazz in our beautiful Arts and Crafts garden.
Paycocke's House and Garden

Eating and shopping

A cappuccino and a slice of cake in Paycocke's cafe, Colchester

Enjoy a treat 

Recline and warm up in our coffee shop with a drink and snacks before browsing the shelves in our shop for the perfect gift or a tempting memento of your visit.

Paycocke's House and Garden


Paycockes House, Essex, banner front hall wood cut image

Getting the picture at Paycocke's House 

Recent visitors to the house tell us how much they enjoyed the new ways of telling the story of the house - and the people who have lived here.

Paycocke's House and Garden

Our work

A watercolour of the back of the house restored with colourful hollyhocks in the foreground

Restoring the house 

Get the inside story on how we undertook the daunting task of combining three houses into one building, in a painstaking restoration project that took over 20 years to complete.

Paycocke's House and Garden

Get involved

Paycockes House Winter Clean in Essex

Volunteering at the Coggeshall Properties: Paycocke's House and Grange Barn 

Looking for your next challenge? Why not volunteer with us at Paycocke’s House and Grange Barn?