Visit to Cotehele (Buildings Section)
Fri. 23 October 2020 at 9:50 am
£5 – £15.10
Cotehele is a medieval granite and slate-stone manor house, with Tudor and later additions, set high on the banks of the River Tamar. Built by the Edgcumbe family before their move further downriver, it has a remarkably well-preserved interior. Now in the care of the National Trust, we are privileged in being offered access, outside normal opening hours, for a tour of the interior and exterior focusing on its architecture. It is hoped that we will also see areas not usually opened to the public.
The tour will last for the morning and there are excellent facilities on site for those who wish to stay for lunch (at own cost). There will then be the opportunity in the afternoon for a self-guided walk to the quay, or the mill, or the chance to explore the house and gardens further.
9:50 Meet at Cotehele House outside Reception.
Directions: Postcode PL12 6TA. From Plymouth, via the Tamar Bridge, follow A38 to Carkeel roundabout and take A388 towards Callington. At St Mellion Golf Club roundabout take third exit and follow signs to Cotehele (3.5 miles). From Tavistock, follow A390 across Gunnislake New Bridge. Continue up hill, turning left after entering St Ann’s Chapel and follow signs to Cotehele.
The cost of the event is £5 for National Trust Members (please bring your NT cards), who will have free parking. If not a National Trust member, a charge of £12.10 will apply with an additional £3.00 for parking.