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Paycocke's House and Garden

25 West St, Coggeshall, Colchester CO6 1NS
7 West Street Coggeshall England CO6 1NL GB

Discover the history of this stunning Tudor merchant’s house and piece together its timber-framed secrets. Delight in the stunning woodcarving and elaborate panelling and see how this house was built to impress in the 1500s. You will also find out how its walls have more than a few stories to tell.

Learn how the house went from riches to rags over hundreds of years and journey through time as you walk through the grand rooms. Discover how each room tells a different story in a different age and learn about the colourful characters that once lived and worked in the house through the marks they left behind. While you are there, try and find the tiny face in the ceiling beam.

Stroll through the garden, Thomas Paycocke’s best kept secret, and explore almost an acre of stunning ground with its Medieval dye plants, historic roses and Edwardian Fuschias. You may even see wildlife in the garden and ducks on the pond.

After your leisurely walk, challenge each other to a Edwardian-style croquet match and see who the best player is. Then have a picnic in the spot of your choice or go to the Edwardian writing shelter. You are sure to have a relaxing and enjoyable day here. It is a must to visit if you are in the area.

For more information about the site, opening times and admission fees please visit their website.