Cotehele House

In the woods above the River Tamar nestles Cotehele, built by the Edgcumbes in Tudor times and adorned with tapestries, textiles, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture.

Little has changed over the centuries, and a visit is a magical experience. Outside, there are formally planted terraces, the Valley Garden, complete with medieval stewpond and dovecote, and a new orchard, planted at the top of the estate, which features local varieties of apple. Cotehele Quay is the home of the restored Tamar sailing barge 'Shamrock' and gateway to a wider estate. There is also Cotehele Gallery which promotes exclusively work by professional artists and craft makers from the West Country.

Visitor information

Apart from enjoying a delicious lunch at the Barn Restaurant or The Edgcumbe bistro on the Quay, you can meet the housekeeping team and learn how they look after the house. There is also a Discovery Centre which tells the story of the Tamar Valley.

Venue details

Cotehele House St Dominick, Saltash Cornwall PL12 6TA 01579 351346

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £10)

House, gallery, shop and restaurant
10 Mar – 31 Oct, 11am – 4pm

Open daily, 11am – dusk

Gallery, shop and restaurant only
11 Feb – 31 Dec, 11am – 4pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec