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Address: Cottesbrooke Hall, Northampton NN6 8PF, England
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+44 1604 505808
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Thu 14:00 - 17:30

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A must if you like horses

Fascinating house to go round, guided tours only, our guide was brilliant and knowledgeable. It's still a family home and feels lived in. If you are into horses then the house... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Peter V
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Fascinating house to go round, guided tours only, our guide was brilliant and knowledgeable. It's still a family home and feels lived in. If you are into horses then the house tour is a must with all the horse paintings. Gardens very good too, time limited our stay but it's a must for another visit. Note that it does not... More 

Thank Peter V
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756 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My wife and I visited Cottesbrook two years ago when we joined the HHA ( rejoined this year £75.00.....visited 25 properties last year) and decided to visit again as we had been to Althorp (10 miles approx 25 mins) in the morning. The hour tour by guide Diane was interesting and informative and the stroll around the herbaceous borders, pool... More 

Thank busterSolihull
Northampton, United Kingdom
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480 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

What a great setting as one drives over the fine arched 18th century stone bridge into the park surrounding this lovely Queen Anne house. We had a little time before our booked house tour, so began to wander around the lovely herbaceous borders. Tall flowering plants in profusion and so well advanced after a dreadful, so far, English summer. Our... More 

1 Thank braithwaite12
Bures. UK
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174 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I took a group here in June. We all went round the house and saw the staggering picture collection and some fantastic bronzes. I particularly like the rider feeding her horse from on horseback. There are Herrings, Munnings and Lionel Edwards by the dozen! I was glad to see that security is very tight. The gardens are spectacular although the... More 

Thank MarkPatrick
Newport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Only did the garden, not the house. Garden lovely especially the part by the river. Refreshments a bit poor, luckily we had had lunch beforehand as only do tea and cake.

Thank Welshgirl46
Winchester, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

It is probably 20 years since we have visited Cottesbrooke but we remembered it as a lovely place to visit and we were not disappointed. The setting is delightful and the gardens are well kept. The house would be particularly interesting to those who love equestrian paintings but there is also an excellent collection of porcelain. We have to add... More 

Thank Julie A
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Visited yesterday with small group, delightful, peaceful gardens and grounds, good tea shop. Superbly proportioned Queen anne house in fine order. Can't be equally complementary about house tour however, far too rushed with the tour guides obviously keen on adhering to some timetable, I found their manner officious and unable to answer questions on anything bar the endless horse paintings... More 

1 Thank geoffwolfenden
Northampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

gardens weren't up to a high standard. Felt we were there as an inconvenience, as our guide was a little rough and didn't seem very knowledgeable. Won't visit again, have since visited other houses and gardens with really enthusiastic guides.

6 Thank littleroundlady
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 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 

1 Thank jlynch841
Northampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 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

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