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Cotehele House on the banks of the River Tamar

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National Trust cotehele-house Cotehele House, (NT) Nr Callington One of the least-altered medieval houses in Britain, with a Great Hall and barn, in a secluded wooded estate, with extensive gardens, a watermill and a quay on the banks of the River Tamar. Family home of the Edgcumbes for over 500 years. Containing fine tapestries and an imposing Great Hall. The Hall is decorated from mid November in the build up to Christmas. A valley garden containing many exotic plants. A stone dovecote and medieval stewpond. There are formal garden terraces adjacent to the house. In spring Mrs Julyan's Garden, planted with varieties of Cornish daffodils is a delight.

shamrock sailing barge Fancy a walk through woodland? Nearby is Cotehele Mill, now restored, and Cotehele Quay alongside the River Tamar. The Quay is home to the Shamrock a Tamar sailing barge. The Tamar Valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and in the 19th century was renown for its flower growing industry- particularly daffodils.

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