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Visit to Cotehele (Tavistock Branch)
Mon. 9 May 2022 at 9:30 am
A behind-the-scenes tour of Cotehele House.
Cotehele was the ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family. The Tudor house, with later additions, is set high above the River Tamar and reflects the family’s tastes in decoration over the centuries through tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, embroidery and old oak furniture.
The house is in the ownership of the National Trust and we will be guided on our tour by Nick Stokes, the house manager. We are hoping to have access to the North West Tower, East Range (including the Victorian Drawing Room, Library and attic spaces) and also the South Tower, areas not usually open to the public.
There will be plenty of opportunity for refreshments (not included in the cost) and exploration of the estate after the tour.
Access may be difficult because of narrow stairs. In addition, lighting is low in some areas to protect the collections. Toilets, including disabled, are available.
Places are limited – contact the organiser to book. Park in the NT car park and meet at Reception at 9.30 am.
The cost will be £5 for National Trust members, payable on the day. Non-National Trust members will also have to pay the NT group rate, which is £12.35, with an additional cost for parking.