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.
Watch the water wheel turn at this Victorian mill on the Cotehele estate. There's also a range of outbuildings to discover, includeing workshops for a traditional furniture-maker and a potter and displays of other traditional craftspeople such as blacksmith, saddler and wheelwright.
The millers can be seen grinding grain on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Jump on the shuttle bus to Cotehele House and Quay where you can enjoy the beautiful garden, filled with seasonal colour; explore the Tudor house, preserved as a time-capsule by the Edgcumbe family who lived there for generations; have fun on a family trail in the garden and relax over a drink and a snack or meal in the Edgcumbe tea-room on the quay or the Barn restaurant by the house - well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in all Cotehele's eateries.