Cotehele House – Unique history and magnificant house to enjoy

Cotehele House – Gardens on the River Tamar

The property is set in the woods above the tidal River Tamar. The Gardens have a superb collection of textiles, armour and furniture. The house has extensive grounds with riverside gardens.

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Cotehele Quay on the river is home to the restored Tamar sailing barge, Shamrock, and is the gateway to the wider estate, with its abundant wildlife and evocative industrial ruins which are all that remains of a rich industrial past.

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At the Quay old buildings house the Edgcumbe Arms tea-room. The restored Tamar sailing barge Shamrock is moored alongside. The Quay Museum tells Shamrock’s history, of trade on the river, shipbuilding, mining, quarrying in the Tamar Valley.

The estate has many miles of footpaths as well as both riverside and woodland walks. There is a working watermill and industrial ruins in the Danescombe Valley

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For more information on Cotehele Gardens on the National Trust website.

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