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Cotehele, Saltash

(4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Perched high above the River Tamar, Cotehele stands as one of the best-preserved Tudor houses in the UK. Inside the fortified manor house, discover a rich collection of tapestries, arms and armor, pewter, brass, and old oak furniture. Outside, wander the formally planted terraces, explore the Valley Garden (including a medieval stewpond and dovecote), and visit the orchards. Walk down to the quay and hop aboard the restored sailing barge "Shamrock." To learn more about the history of Cotehele’s once bustling quay, visit the Discovery Centre. For an authentic Cornish experience, pop into the Edgcumbe tearoom for a Cornish cream tea. For Cotehele and beyond, use our Saltash vacation builder to get the most from your Saltash vacation.
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  • We were too early in the year for the house, but enjoyed a delightful stroll round some beautiful gardens. Some parts were reminiscent of Calke Abbey for colour and succulence. We'll go back.  more »
  • Visited with my mother. We were confused at the entrance, we ended up parking down by the river and walking up some path that was some back entrance to the gardens and house so wasn't clear of the rig...  more »
  • We visited Cotehele house in chilly late February and most of the trees were bare, gardens sleeping, and the house closed. However! we had a good wander around the formal gardens and orchard and saw a...  more »
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  • Stunning Tudor location. There's a huge amount of places to explore here. We were expecting just the house but the place is massive. The house is literally bringing history to life. Helpful, knowledgeable staff and plenty for the kids to enjoy.
  • An excellent small National Trust house with relaxing and diverse gardens. The house itself is not a personal favourite; however it has a lot of history, and interesting nooks and crannies. The gardens however can be explored close to the house on the level (mostly) - which are the more formal areas, or you can roam further afield down the valley or to the orchard areas. There's also a folly up above the gardens - a triangular tower with great views. The orchards are particularly interesting as the new plantings are an experiment in preserving ancient Cornish varieties - something to be applauded. And if you visit at the right time of year you may encounter cider-pressing, and be able to bring your own apples and pears for identification. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable property with much to do.
  • Nice place. Not many rooms to see. Roads leading are single lanes. Be careful driving!! Onsite parking.
  • great place very friendly tour guides and yet another reason to have a national trust membership lovely day :)
  • Beautiful house and gardens. Brilliant and extensive surrounding estate.