HALL & ARCHIVE TOURS
Guided tours of Cotesbach Hall, the farmland and gardens, and the archive.
How often have you visited a period property and wondered what it really used to look like in the past?
Cotesbach Hall, with its original woodwork and accumulation of everyday objects over the generations, evokes that sense of human presence, a spine tingling reality which comes from being continuously inhabited by the same family for two and a half centuries. Built for Edward Wells, Rector of Cotesbach in the Queen Anne style in the early years of the 18th Century, Robert Marriott purchased the property in 1759 for his son Robert who had it extended in the 1770s after his marriage to Elizabeth Stow in 1771.
The surrounding garden and walled organic vegetable garden are integral to our rich heritage; access on the tour is weather dependent but the garden visits can be arranged separately (please contact us for details).
- Minimum of 12 and maximum 20 people.
- Cost of £20 per head.
- Guided tour, cream tea and archive visit takes two hours in total.
- Tour of the Schoolhouse, Hall and Garden (approximately one hour)
- During the second hour, enjoy a cream tea (scone with clotted cream, butter and jam served with a cup of tea ) in our Glasshouse whilst looking at displays of historical material.
- During the second hour, small groups of 3-5 visit the Archive in rotation to see original documents.
- Free access to the Church and gardens after the tour.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange a group tour.