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Cotehele House and Gardens


Stately country house and gardens with features dating from the 16th century. Remarkably well preserved and now under the care of the National Trust.

TEL:01579 351346
St Dominick, near Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6TA

OPENING TIMES

House 11am - 4pm.
Garden,
dawn to dusk.

Cotehele is a National Trust Property, located 6 miles south-west of Tavistock. The Edgecumbe family obtained the estate in 1353 through marriage. The Medieval manor house offers visitors an exceptional trip into the past, as the buildings are exactly as they were in the 16th century.

Cotehele is one of the very least altered medieval houses in Britain, with very little improvements or changes to the structure since the developments by Sir Richard Edgecumbe and his son, Piers, at the end of the 15th century, between 1490 and 1520. They followed the original plan of the house, improving and enlarging the facilities using local granite, sandstone and slate. The family then moved to Mount Edgecumbe, 10 miles to the south, in 1553 and Cotehele was never fully lived in again.

In 1627 a tower was added, with the inclusion of 3 magnificent bedrooms, but apart from that the Tudor home has remained virtually unaltered. King Charles I is said to have stayed there. The chapel clock, installed in 1489 is a great rarity as it is pre-pendulum and is powered by two 90 lb weights. The house was acquired by the National Trust in 1947 and a museum has been established here, along with the National Maritime Museum, to show the economical importance of the Tamar during this period.

You can walk through the woodland to a restored estate corn mill, which is now in working order. Surrounded by spectacular sloping gardens down to the River Tamar, there is a medieval dovecote, a daffodil meadow and many fine flower borders. A short walk through the gardens along the river leads to a quay, which was very busy during the 19th century.

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