Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens

2015 front of house

Cottesbrooke is a wonderful Queen Anne house dating from 1702 and set in delightful award winning gardens in rural Northamptonshire. The remarkable 18th century landscaping of the Park, its vistas and lakes provide the backdrop to the Hall.

The renowned gardens are of great variety with many specimen trees. In the tranquil Wild Garden, laid out around a stream, you can enjoy wild flowers, specimen acers, bamboos and gunneras. The more formal gardens surrounding the Hall are a series of individually planted 'rooms'.

There are pergolas, statues and rose borders, double herbaceous borders, pools and ponds and, on the south front, the formal parterre. The gardens run to 13 acres in total. A number of distinguished designers have been involved in the development of the gardens: Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe and Dame Sylvia Crowe in the middle of the 19th century and more recently James Alexander Sinclair, Angela Collins, both locally based in Northamptonshire and Arne Maynard.

Free parking with admission / No dogs except those to assist / Limited wheelchair access, please call in advance

Group & private bookings to house & gardens or gardens only by arrangement.

For up to date information and special events please visit our website:

Fact File

Opening Times: 1st May to 26th September. May and June - Wed and Thur 2 – 5:30pm,
July, Aug and Sept - Thurs only 2 – 5:30pm. Bank Holiday Mondays May – Sept 2 – 5:30pm.
Admission Rates: 10% discount when booked through the Cottesbrooke website in advance.
Hall & Gardens: Adult £16, Child (5-14 yrs) £5, Concession £13.50.
Gardens Only: Adult £13, Child (5-14 yrs) £4, Concession £11.
Group Rates: Available on request
Facilities: Tea Rooms serving tea, coffee and cakes
Tours: Guided tours of house as standard / Garden tours available by request for groups only
Toilets: Yes, including disabled toilet
Disabled Access: Limited wheelchair access, please call in advance
Car/Coach Parking: Car, coach and disabled parking
Telephone: 01604 505808
Location: Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens, Northampton NN6 8PF.
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Updated: March 2023