sights / Architecture

Cotehele information

Southeast Cornwall & the Rame Peninsula , England
St Dominick
+44 1579 351346
adult/child £9/4.50, grounds only £5.40/2.70
Opening hours
house 11am-4pm Sat-Thu, gardens dawn-dusk daily
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At the head of the Tamar Valley sits the Tudor manor of Cotehele, another of the Edgcumbe dynasty's modest country retreats. The cavernous great hall is the centrepiece, and the house has an unparalleled collection of Tudor tapestries, armour and furniture.

Outside, the gardens sweep down past the 18th-century Prospect Folly to Cotehele Quay, where there's a discovery centre exploring the history of the Tamar Valley and a vintage sailing barge, the Shamrock .

A short walk inland (or a shuttle bus) leads to the restored Cotehele Mill , where you can watch the original waterwheel grinding corn several days a week, and watch a furniture maker and potter at work.