Cottesbrooke is a wonderful Queen Anne house dating from 1702 and set in delightful award winning gardens in rural Northamptonshire. The remarkable 18th century landscaping of the Park, its vistas and lakes provide the backdrop to the Hall. The renowned gardens are of great variety with many specimen trees.
In the tranquil Wild Garden, that is 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 Alexandra Sinclair, Angela Collins, both locally based in Northamptonshire and Arne Maynard.
Group bookings can be made for visits to both the house and gardens or gardens only by arrangement. Group guided house tours or garden tours with the Head Gardener can also be arranged. Visitors can enjoy tea/coffee and homemade cakes served in the Tea Room or outside seating area.
Opening Times 2020: 6th May-24th September May & June: Wed & Thurs 2-5.30pm July, Aug & Sept: Thurs only 2-5.30pm Plus bank holidays: Fri 8th May, Mon 25th May & Mon 31st Aug 2-5.30pm
House & Gardens
Adult : £10.00 Child (5-14yrs) : £5.00 Conc : £9.00, Group price on application
Gardens only: Adult: £7.00 Child (5-14yrs): £4.00 Conc: £6.50. Group price on application