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Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens

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.

Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens, Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire, England, NN6 8PF

We are open May & June Wednesday & Thursday each day from 2pm until 5:30pm. July, August & September we are open Thursday only from 2pm until 5:30pm. We are also open ALL bank holiday Mondays from May through to the end of September from 2pm until 5:30pm. For special events refer to our website.

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  • over 7 years by Wendy Trembecki 5 / 5

    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!
  • almost 8 years by Rita 5 / 5

    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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Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens, Northamptonshire Photograph © Cottesbrooke
Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens Photograph © Cottesbrooke
Gunnera, Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens Photograph © Cottesbrooke
Sheep in front of Cottesbrooke Hall Photograph © Cottesbrooke
Double Herbaceous Borders, Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens Photograph © Cottesbrooke