This house is a magnificent medieval manor house situated in a picturesque riverside location. Truly a great place to visit and so much to see. The Tudor mansion is brimming with heritage – antique tapestries, weapons, armour, pewter, brass and oak furniture. There are many interesting stories about the Edgcumbe family who owned Cotehele for six centuries.
Once you have had a chance to walk around the house why not visit the working watermill and workshops. This tranquil and timeless mill is still working and is an atmospheric reminder of the recent past when corn was ground for the local community. The workshops house a traditional furniture maker, a potter, a saddler’s and a smithy.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays the mill can be seen in action grinding flour and baking days are frequently scheduled when you can join in and try your hand at bread making or making a pizza. You can even buy a bag of flour to take home!
There is information about a leat and a hydro-electric scheme to read all about.