The Cotehele Estate consists of Cotehele House (a Tudor Manor house with formal gardens), Cotehele Mill (with a working water wheel), Cotehele Quay (where Shamrock, a Tamar sailing barge built in 1899, is moored) and 1,300 acres of woodland and fields.
Where is Cotehele located?
Cotehele is in Cornwall, just 8 miles south-west of Tavistock, 14 miles from Plymouth and 2 miles east of St Dominick.
What style of garden is Cotehele?
Cotehele is a 19 acre large mature garden in three separate parts. The upper gardens surrounding the 16th century house contain a daffodil meadow, a formally planted terraced garden defined by walls and hedges, with magnolias, climbers, fine lawns, herbaceous borders and a pool. There are magnificent views from the hilltop behind the house.
There is the large apple orchard.
The sheltered woodland valley garden, at its best in late spring and early summer, stretches down towards the River Tamar and features a dovecote, unusual shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas and rare trees.
What can guests enjoy at Cotehele?
Visitors to the gardens can also visit Cotehele House, Cotehele Quay and Cotehele Mill. The estate has the Edgcumbe tearoom on the Quay and the Barn Restaurant near the House.