Saltash, Cornwall                                                                                                             Photos by Hetty

6th May 2022                                         

The house at Cotehele was built in the 1400 to 1500s, with little change since. We saw the great hall and rooms in the tower

We entered through the Gatehouse Tower to the courtyards


The property was set out as a house of antiquities in 1830.

The Great Hall

Some chairs date from the 1600s and a folding chair

There are many tapestries

On this door are Tudor marigolds


Kitchen rules on a board – a lot of them

There are three levels of terraces in front of this side of the house

There is a domed dovecote and a Victorian thatched summerhouse in the garden, which tumbles down the hillside. Lots of colour from the rhododendrons

At the bottom by the river is a chapel

Then we waked to the quay, where there were lime kilns

Model of the quay

A walk along the river took us past a medieval bridge to a mill

Flour mill driven by a waterwheel

Outbuildings are set up as workshops – saddler and wheelwright


Saw pit – the man on the top was top dog and the one under was the underdog

Such a variety of things to see here at Cotehele

Next: Polperro

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