Departing Plymouth this morning for
the 15 mile drive north of Plymouth brings you to glorious
Cotehele House. Nestling into the hillside high above
the Tamar River, the house was the home of the Edgcumbe
family for several centuries. The mainly granite and
slatestone walls contain intimate chambers adorned with
sumptuous tapestries, original furniture and armour.
Outside, the formal gardens overlook the richly planted
valley garden below, with a medieval dovecote, Victorian
summerhouse, and 18th century tower above.
After lunch at Cothele, your journey takes you out
towards Dartmoor, with its craggy granite tors and heather-strewn
moors, on your way to Saltram House.
Saltram House is one of Plymouth’s outstanding
attractions. It is a lovely 18th century house built
around the remains of a late Tudor mansion. It has one
of the grandest neo-classical rooms in Britain with
a fantastic collection of paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
The house is set in a beautiful garden (used in the
1995 film Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson).
Later today, return to your ship in Plymouth