Said to be the finest example of a small medieval manor in England, Cothay dates back to the 14th century, and has been lovingly restored with period furniture and fabrics by the current owners.
You enter the manor through the ancient Gatehouse into a courtyard, and then pass through the front door, with its 10” key, to the Screens Passage. Off this passage is the Great Hall, with its magnificent roof and gallery.
From here you will enter the following rooms: The Winter Parlour, The Dining Room, The Gold Room, The Oratory, The Guest Chamber, The Book Room, The Georgian Hall and The Great Chamber. In each of these rooms you will find new treasures, from uncovered 15th century wall paintings to Stained Glass windows and 17th century oak panelling. Our guides will take you back to past times, as they lead you through Cothay’s history.
Our season runs from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in September.
GUIDED HOUSE TOURS FOR THE PUBLIC: these are conducted on most Sundays and all Bank Holiday Mondays. Tours are usually conducted at 11.45am and 2.15pm. Booking is not necessary unless your group has more than 8 people. Please note that visitors to the house must also pay entrance to the gardens.
Our open season is from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in September. Despite this, we have many events planned throughout the winter, so please look under “Events” for the full listing. We are now holding Sunday House Tours throughout the winter; these will be held on the second Sunday of each month at 2.15pm and a cream tea will be served in the Great Hall after the house tour. The price of the tour and cream tea is £12. Booking is essential, so do ring or e mail to book your place.
GUIDED HOUSE TOURS FOR GROUPS: Groups are welcome to book a house tour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and other days by arrangement. A minimum charge of £135 for house tours is applied to groups of less than 20, but a discount is available to parties of 20 or more wishing to take a house tour. All visitors to the house must also pay for garden entrance. Please see “OPENING HOURS AND PRICES” for further details.
"The House is fascinating with its history, architecture just grown over time and the amazing eclectic collection of family antiques"