Cottesbrooke is fine Queen Anne house (1702) with a twentieth century Arts and Crafts garden (c1930) mostly designed by Robert Weir Schultz.. The garden has enclosed courtyards with urns and statues. Geoffrey Jellicoe added a parterre in 1937. It is planted with yew and has lead statues, beds of ‘Iceberg’ roses and agapanthus in tubs. There is also a wild garden, herbaceous borders, pools, lily-ponds, and ancient cedars.
I visited The Cottesbrooke Hall Plant Finders Fair at the end of June 2008 and enjoyed a wonderful day among the stalls of wonderful specialist nurseries exhibiting wonderful and unusual plants. It was a great day out with lot's of stalls also selling garden paraphernalia too. I enjoyed the gardens immensely as they were also open, although the house was not. Yesterday though I returned to visit the house and was completely amazed by the treasures that are inside. It really is a lovely place with something for everyone and I can't wait for next year's Plant Finders Fair!
What an enchanting place!!! It is so secreted away and just so perfect it's beyond words!
I found it purely by accident and what a find. With endless formal gardens and the newly designed terrace border by James Alexander-Sinclair it's a must see. The planting is really wonderful with lots of grasses which offers a real contrast against the back drop of this beautiful Queen Anne house with views across to the Saxon Church in Brixworth. To top it all there is a wonderful Wild garden too that is a haven for wildlife and has some fabulous Acers.
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