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Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens

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Address: Daventry, Northampton NN6 8PF , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1604 505808
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2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Thu 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Beautiful house and garden

Beautiful house and garden, we try to visit every year and always take the guided tour of the house. The guides are very knowledgeable and the rooms and contents are lovely. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
leighton buzzard
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leighton buzzard
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Beautiful house and garden, we try to visit every year and always take the guided tour of the house. The guides are very knowledgeable and the rooms and contents are lovely. It was a beautiful sunny day when we visited last week which made our visit even more enjoyable. As this house is lived in by the family it only... More 

Thank jenniferLB65
Northampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We went to see the Handlebards playing Midsummer Night's Dream, as this venue holds outdoor events. A lovely setting for these events. A stunning view as you arrive down the long drive to the car park. Gardens are lovely.

Thank Trolliedtraveller
Northampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Visited on a wet bank holiday and the house has lots of interesting artefacts and the tour guide was very informative. The gardens looked lovely but as it was raining there was not much investigating we would do so will pay another visit when the weather is drier

Thank Janis J
Penrith, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The highlight of the visit was the guided tour. As there is a tour every 15 minutes, this seems to keep the tour groups small. Although the tour was only 45 minutes long, we were shown a good numbers of very nice rooms, with the commentary being interesting and fast paced. The formal gardens were quite extensive, very colourful and... More 

Thank Alexander M
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our visit was a birthday treat for my wife. Arriving at 2.00 pm we were booked in for the 3.00pm guided tour of the hall which enabled us to first visit the formal gardens and the wild garden both of which were beautifully laid out and maintained with plenty of colour. Our very friendly guide for the tour of the... More 

1 Thank DavidandAnn B
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful gardens - noticeably well-managed trees and shrubs pruned into elegant but largely natural-seeming shapes, allowing the space to breathe. Wild garden lovely (saw a fox). Extremely well thought-out planting and structures throughout, with many peaceful spots to sit. Subtle colour combinations (eg pale pink dahlias with bronze foliage mixed with blue catananche with some tall purple plants I didn't... More 

2 Thank mashie44
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

disappointed with gardens, were not kept to a high standard like at coton manor gardens. Tour inside: tour guide was a little brusque, almost rude just spoke mainly about the paintings, and porcelain didn't know much about other items. Wouldn't recommend to others. You could purchase cake in coffee shop but couldn't see the cake you were getting.

1 Thank littleroundlady
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Visited for the first time for a Handlebars performance of "A midsummer Nights Dream". Wonderful venue for such an event with the backdrop of the House, and the opportunity to walk the gardens and picnic before the event started. Would like to pay a visit to the house in its own right.

Thank Guy R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Visited this lovely Hall & Gardens and was not disappointed at all-everything runs like clockwork there and the tour of the house and delightful guide made it so interesting. Very pretty gardens too. (Also yummy cake in the tea rooms!)

1 Thank Valerie T
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
92 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place by chance. Beautiful gardens and an interesting tour of the house. This said, it was a bit unnerving having doors locked behind you. Presumably having two guides for a group of just 6 was also a security measure. The guide who spoke was clearly knowledgeable and the gardens provided numerous photo opportunities.

1 Thank Helen J

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