Cotehele House and Gardens, owned by the National Trust, is situated on the west bank of the River Tamar. This beautiful house, built from granite and stone during the Tudor period, is surrounded by an amazing, diverse collection of formal and informal garden areas. These include a Walled Garden, a Valley Garden with historic Summerhouse and Dovecote, Ancient Orchards, herbaceous borders, secret intimate areas, wild areas and a network of paths leading to a variety of woodland walks, with nature conservation and industrial archaeology interest. It truly is a garden of surprises, but be warned, some of the paths in the garden are very steep.
The house, built between 1485-1627 features an amazing collection of textiles, furniture and armour. The rich tapestry hangings, above the large Tudor fireplaces, make a stunning display typical of Tudor Manor Houses. No old house however, would be complete without ghostly goings on and hazy figures. These along with music playing in the distance and a strange herbal smell all add to the atmosphere of Cotehele.
NATIONAL TRUST GARDEN
OPEN ALL YEAR
10.30 am – dusk
Last admission 30 mins before closing
Dogs on lead woodland walk only
Every day except Fridays (open Good Friday)
Mar 17th – Sept 28th 11.00 am – 4.30 pm
Sept 30th – Nov 4th 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Situated on the west bank of the River Tamar, 14 miles from Plymouth via the Saltash Bridge, 8 miles SW of Tavistock and 4 miles from Gunnislake
HOUSE AND GARDEN:
Family 1 Adult £12.00
GARDEN AND MILL ONLY:
Family 1 adult £7.20