South West - Cornwall


St Dominick, nr Saltash,
PL12 6TA
t: 01579 351346

Cotehele’s medieval origins provided a perfect setting for the Edgcumbes to show off their ancestral home to guests, such as King George III in 1789. The interior tour has changed little, although the furnishings were titivated as Cotehele continued to inspire its adoring owners.

From early spring flowers, to herbaceous borders in high season, to the orchards in the autumn: there is something for everyone all the year around in the garden. The sailing barge Shamrock is moored at the quay, where the Discovery Centre tells the gripping story of the Tamar Valley, offering a gateway to the wider estate.

Note: house closed on Fridays but garden open, so it is a perfect day for garden tours. 600 yards to watermill at Cotehele Quay, shuttle bus available or walk through the woods. Mill in operation Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Special interest tours:

The Structural Secrets of Cotehele

The Structural Secrets of Cotehele
Each generation likes to leave its mark on a house and as you'll discover on this tour, the Edgcumbes of Cotehele were certainly no exception. We'll take you on a structural journey, pointing out how each generation of the Edgcumbe family added rooms, towers, heightened roof lines and changed windows.
 Duration 1 hour


Quiz the Gardener

An opportunity for enthusiasts to pick the brains of our head gardener. Enjoy a walk through the formal garden that overlooks the Valley Garden with its medieval dovecote, stewpond and Victorian summerhouse, as you find out what's new, what projects are coming up and how we manage the garden today.
 Duration 2 hours


Christmas Garland at Cotehele

During the last two weeks of November you can watch our enthusiastic, skilled gardeners create our magnificent Christmas garland in the hall of the house. You can even climb the scaffold and have a go yourself. Large groups will be split into groups of 10.
 Duration 2 hours.

Charges may apply, for more information please contact the property.