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Cothay Manor
A 15th century medieval manor surrounded by twelve acres of magically romantic gardens

The Manor

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 (pictured above). 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.

One of Somerset’s finest historic houses, Cothay is surrounded by twelve acres of magically romantic gardens that are open to the general public

12 acres of magical gardens surround the manor. Many garden rooms, each a garden in itself, are set off a 200 yd yew walk. In addition there is a bog garden with azaleas and drifts of primuli, fine trees, cottage garden, courtyards, and a river walk. A plantsman’s paradise. The gardens have achieved the highest accolade of two stars in the Good Garden Guide.

Opening times & admission prices 2010

The Gardens
The gardens will be open to the general public from Easter to September inclusive: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays:

Opening times: 11am - last entry 4.30pm.

Prices: £6.00 per adult, children under 12yrs: £3.00.

The Tea Room
The tea room is open for light lunches, soft drinks, ice creams, cream teas, cakes, tea/coffee.

The Manor
Bookings are available throughout the year.

You can form your own group (20+) from your friends and acquaintances. If you cannot get 20 people together, to get the price per person divide the number you have into £120.

On Sundays we will take two groups from the general public around the house at 11.45am and 2.45pm, at £6 per person (no children).