Cotehele House and Gardens
Wonderfully preserved Tudor house situated in the Tamar Valley. Formally planted terraces, 'Valley Garden', medieval stewpond and dovecote, plus upper garden and orchards which offer great opportunities for exploring.
Following the Prime Minister’s advice on Monday 16 March 2020, the National Trust’s Director-General Hilary McGrady said that NT pay-for-entry sites including houses, cafés and shops, will close on Friday 20 March.
Where possible, they will keep as many of their gardens and parklands open, free of charge, alongside coast and countryside, to encourage the nation to enjoy open space, while observing social distancing measures.
Cotehele is a wonderfully preserved Tudor house filled with stories and legends situated deep within the Tamar Valley. Outside, the formally planted terraces, 'Valley Garden' with its medieval stewpond and dovecote, the Upper Garden and orchards all offer great opportunities for exploring and discovering the sights, smells and sounds of the season.
Cotehele Quay is the home of the restored Tamar sailing barge Shamrock and is gateway to a wider estate. The Discovery Centre tells the story of the Tamar Valley.
Reasons to Visit
* Enjoy the glorious spring colour in the garden
* Discover England’s oldest domestic clock, still in its original position
* Relax beside the River Tamar
* Explore miles of countryside walks
There's lots for families to enjoy, including trails, an adventure play area, hands on activities in the Discovery Centre and dressing up at the mill.
The house at Cotehele was mainly built c1485-1627 and was a home of the Edgcumbe family for centuries. Its granite and slatestone walls contain intimate chambers adorned with tapestries, original furniture and armour. Formal gardens overlook the richly planted valley garden below with medieval dovecote and Victorian summerhouse and 18th century tower above.
Garden open all year 10am till dusk.
The new museum at the Quay forms part of a complex of historic buildings as well as the home of the restored sailing barge Shamrock.
Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Attraction
For an up-to-date list of all the sights of the season and events taking place at Cotehele throughout the year, like the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, follow the link to their website.