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“A self-contained country estate”
Review of Cotehele

Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Saltash
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Exeter, UK
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“A self-contained country estate”
Reviewed 5 November 2008

If we have visitors, especially from overseas, Cotehele is our number one choice for a historic day out. It is a National Trust property, at the end of narrow, winding lanes, on the edge of the river Tamar. The house is early Tudor, and retains many original features, because the family who owned it moved to another house close to Plymouth. In the chapel is a very old clock (a great put-down is to remark that the clock was installed before Columbus voyaged across the Atlantic).
Around the house are gardens and the estate which supported the family, with original or restored features - the dove-cote, fish ponds for food, an orchard, the mill, saddler's and blacksmith's, and the quay used for transport when the alternative was horse-back or mule-back.

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“A Cornish Gem”
Reviewed 1 October 2008

We make this a must visit while we are in Cornwall, it is not only a delightful house with lots of history but there is so much more going on. Cotehele Quay was once a busy port and has an interesting visitor centre and tea shop. A short walk through a wooded valley brings you to the mill where you can visit and buy their freshly ground flour.

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