Photographs taken 2006
This 16th century historic house and gardens were originally home to the Edgcumbe family, and later to the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. The house has been restored to the 18th century Georgian style, a fascinating period, and together with the extensive country park, makes for an excellent day out. The gardens and grounds are very extensive, and a walk down to Cremyll, where a passenger ferry still crosses the River Tamar to Plymouth, is a must. The house itself was virtually destroyed by bombing in 1941, but the walls survived, and the house was superbly restored by the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe between 1958 and 1964.
The name Edgcumbe is after the family name, but the older "Cremyll" means "the hill".
For further information about Cotehele House, and events that are held there, see the Mount Edgcumbe website.