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Cotehele House & Gardens

Age group: 8+

Location: EAST Cornwall

 

Contact: nr Saltash, PL12 6TA

TEL: 01579 351346

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Cotehele is a Tudor house with many stories and legends, festooned with tapestries and adorned with textiles, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture.

 

A magical experience where very little has changed over the years. Outside, explore the formally planted terraces, or lose yourself in the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote. Seek tranquillity in the Upper Garden or visit the two orchards planted with local apples and cherries. Cotehele Quay is the home of the restored Tamar sailing barge Shamrock and gateway to a wider estate.

 

Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. The Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. The interior tour has changed little over the years, although the furnishings were titivated as Cotehele continued to inspire its adoring owners.

 

Outside, explore the formally planted terraces, or lose yourself in the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote and leads down to the river. Seek tranquillity in the Upper Garden or visit the two orchards planted with local apples and cherries.

 

From early spring flowers to herbaceous borders in high season, to the orchards in the autumn and snow drops in winter, you’ll find horticultural activity all year round.

 

The Discovery Centre tells the story of the Tamar Valley. Meet the housekeeping team and learn how they look after the house or you can even join in with the gardeners. Lots of family events throughout the year. Dogs: welcome on the estate (assistance dogs only in the formal garden)

Callington 6 miles, Saltash 10 miles