Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens

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COTTESBROOKE, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

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Cottesbrooke is a Queen Anne house dating from 1702, set in delightful, award-winning gardens in rural Northamptonshire. The Hall is home to the highly regarded Woolavington Collection of horseracing art, including works by Stubbs, Marshall and Munnings. The 13 acres of gardens and grounds were landscaped in the 18th century, and the hall is still occupied by the Macdonald-Buchanan family.

Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens
Cottesbrooke Hall, COTTESBROOKE, Northampton, NN6 8PF
Phone : 01604 505808

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Several steps in and out of house, garden is accessible by wheelchair
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Opening Times: Open May-Jun, Wed-Thu 2-5.30; July-29 Sep, Thu only 2-5.30. Also open BH Mons (May-Sep)

About The area

Discover Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife. 

This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.

Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.

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