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Step back in time

We spent a lovely few hours at Cothay Manor strolling around the gardens and having lunch and the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Wellington, United Kingdom
Cothay Manor

A small Manor House in private ownership. The gardens are a superb mixture of small formal hidden... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Rob L
Taunton, United Kingdom
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Greenham, Wellington TA21 0JR, England
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Deep in Devon drover's lanes, far from busy roads is this very old house surrounded by wonderful gardens kept in a slightly bushy state which added to the charm. This is not your highly organised and polished National Trust property designed to host thousands a...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We spent a lovely few hours at Cothay Manor strolling around the gardens and having lunch and the little cafe.

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

A quite magical single night stay in this ancient house. Mary welcomed us into her unique home with real attentiveness - which extended to cooking us the best cooked breakfast of our two week roam around the west of England. But what will stay in...More

1  Thank mickink2018
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

A group of us from just outside Oxford visited this heavenly place. We were visiting other gardens, and this one was the star. The owner introduced herself to us as the ‘chatelaine and head gardener’ and proceeded, although we were late, to give us a...More

1  Thank HoraceNumber6
Reviewed 16 July 2018

A walk back through time to the 1500s, a house that is a timepiece and inspires the imagination in every room - and gardens that bewitch and enthral. It's a perfect day out. The tea room serves nice lunches and there's a greenhouse selling home...More

2  Thank BenandLoulla
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

A small Manor House in private ownership. The gardens are a superb mixture of small formal hidden Elizabethan gardens to areas of wild grasslands around a pond buzzing with life. You need to book for the house tours as these are limited, as it is...More

2  Thank Rob L
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Paul at Discover England Tours, arranged to have my friend and I driven to Cothay which was absolutely beyond beautiful. The garden rooms were stunning. The yew walk, the use of catmint, the wonderful juxtaposition of landscape and hardscape created a just magical experience. We...More

2  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I visited Cothay Manor with a friend recently and we had a wonderful weekend. We visited on the day of the plant fair and Cothay was extremely busy. We did the house tour which was very interesting and informative, the gardens were beautiful, and then...More

1  Thank ValandCol
Reviewed 24 June 2018

No wonder Oliver Cromwell couldn't find it. In a tour-de-force of driving, our coach nosed down an overgrown single- track lane, backing down one truck and one equestrian, in deepest, darkest Somerset. Time stood still in Cothay Manor House's perfect reflection in a placid mirror...More

3  Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The picturesque Manor House as you approach looks awesome. Telling us of such history. It's Beautiful gardens...were awesome. The smell of lavender was amazing in the unicorn gardens. it was really just lovely!! The river at the bottom of the garden with ducklings, swimming in...More

3  Thank brains15
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6 June 2016|
Response from RobininBRISTOL | Reviewed this property |
Adult entry to gardens: £7.80, Child entrance to gardens £3.90 House tour: £6.95 per person
18 May 2016|
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Response from RobininBRISTOL | Reviewed this property |
Website says "No dogs"
4 June 2015|
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Response from johnwN4548CM | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Apparently not, you would have to delete old message and resubmit a new one