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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The house doesn't open very often and we were lucky to be in the area on bank holiday Monday when both the house and garden were open. Glad we stopped and visited. Had a guided tour of this wonderful very old house. In awe that...More
We visited as part of a group, and Mrs. Robb, the owner, gave us a fascinating tour. She was full of information about the history of the house and gardens, and happy to answer our questions about all her trees and plants. If you are...More
Having looked high and low for any information on where to pay for entry, we followed the sign marked " Garden entry" only to be accosted by the owner, accusing us of not having a sticker and you can't come in without paying. She proceeded...More