The West Country Sights


Cotehele House and Quay

Cotehele House and Quay Review

About 4 miles west of Buckland Abbey and 9 miles southwest of Tavistock, Cotehele House and Quay was formerly a busy port on the River Tamar, but it is now usually visited for the well-preserved, atmospheric late-medieval manor, home of the Edgcumbe family for centuries. The house has original furniture, tapestries, embroideries, and armor, and you can also visit the impressive gardens, a quay museum, and a restored mill (usually in operation on Sunday and Thursday—call for other days). A limited number of visitors are allowed per day, so arrive early and be prepared to wait during busy periods. Choose a bright day, because the rooms have no electric light. Shops, crafts studios, a gallery, and a restaurant provide other diversions. Take advantage of the shuttle bus that runs every half hour between the house, quay, and mill.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off A390, St. Dominick, PL12 6TA | Map It
  • Phone: 01579/351346
  • Cost: £9.50; gardens and mill only, £6
  • Hours: House mid-Mar.–early Nov., Sat.–Thurs. 11–4; early Nov.–Dec., daily 11–4. Mill mid-Mar.–Sept., daily 11–5; Oct–early Nov., daily 11–4:30. Gardens daily dawn–dusk.
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  • Location: Tavistock and Environs
Updated: 05-28-2014

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