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Cottesbrooke Hall

The much-loved family home of the Macdonald-Buchanan family with gardens developed over the last 100 years.

Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire, NN6 8PF

Cottesbrooke Hall front view

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Visit

Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Cottesbrooke Hall is a fine red brick and stone Queen Anne house, begun in 1702. It contains English and Continental furniture and porcelain, and a renowned picture collection – particularly of sporting and equestrian subjects.

In the tranquil Wild Garden, laid out around a stream, you can enjoy wild flowers, specimen acers, bamboos and gunneras. The more formal gardens surrounding the Hall are a series of individually planted ‘rooms’. There are pergolas, statues and rose borders, double herbaceous borders, pools and lily ponds and, on the south front, the formal parterre. The gardens run to 13 acres in total.

A number of distinguished designers have been involved in the development of the gardens: Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe and Dame Sylvia Crowe in the middle of the 19th-century and more recently James Alexander Sinclair and Arne Maynard.

Opening Times

2023

1 May to 28 September

  • May & June: Wednesday & Thursday 2pm – 5:30pm
  • July, August & September: Thursday only 2pm – 5:30pm
  • Plus Bank Holiday Mondays (May – September)

NB: 5 – 18 June, Hall & Gardens will be closed

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free during normal opening.

House & Gardens:
Adult – £15
Child (5-14 years) – £5
Concessions – £12.50

Gardens only:
Adult – £12.50
Child (5-14 years) – £4
Concessions – £10

Group Visits

Get in touch to arrange

Groups are welcome to the house and garden and refreshments can be provided. Prices on application
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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Cottesbrooke Hall side view

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