The Cotehele Estate is made up of Cotehele House, Cotehele Quay and Cotehele Quay. The house is a Tudor manor house, with charming gardens. The Mill's water wheel is still in operation, and the Quay is home to the Shamrock, a Tamar sailing barge, which dates to 1899). There are also 1300 acres of grounds and woodland.
Where is Cotehele located?
The Cotehele Estate is in Cornwall, and sits 8 miles from Tavistock, 14 miles from Plymouth and 2 miles from St Dominick.
What is the history of Cotehele to the present day?
Cotehele was gifted to the National Trust in 1947, by the Edgcumbe family, who had owned it for centuries. Looking down towards the River Tamar, Cotehele is a treasure trove of arms and armour, tapestries, pewter and oak furniture.
In the 1800s, local commerce flourished, and the Cotehele Quay was a lively dock. Steamers brought visitors up river to see the orchards of the Tamar valley, and small boats took produce from local market gardens down to be sold. The ‘Shamrock', a restored sailing barge, is moored here, and the Edgcumbe tea room is also located on the Quay. There's also a Discovery Centre, and by walking through the Morden valley, visitors can also explore Cotehele Mill.
What is there to see and do at Cotehele?
Check out Cotehele's website (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele) for the latest news and events or just walk the many paths and trails on the estate.