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Elbow Cottage


St. Dominick, Cornwall

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Built as the gamekeeper's house, this stone and slate estate cottage stands at the elbow-like junction of the Upper Drive to Cotehele House with the lane leading down to Cotehele Quay. It has a large secluded garden and is surrounded by glorious woodland through which leads a multitude of footpaths and circular walks. Nearby we also have two other holiday cottages Retainer's Court and Hall Court.

There is plenty to discover on the Cotehele estate, explore the Shamrock down at the quay, the only surviving restored sailing barge, take a walk in the 1300 acre estate or learn about the Edgcumbe family at the largely Tudor Cotehele House.

Further afield, The Tamar Valley has plenty to offer including walking, cycling and horse riding. If you prefer to relax and let the train take the strain, the Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth to Gunnislake crossing the impressive Calstock viaduct showcases this beautiful landscape.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance hall, sitting room with open fire, dining room, kitchen, utility room with lavatory.
First floor
Two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Parking: Parking is adjacent to the cottage.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

A magnolia blooming at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall © Stephen Robson

Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!

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place to visit
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  • Morwellham Quay
  • Tamar Valley
  • Tavistock
  • Plymouth
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Cotehele Mill
Cotehele Mill Working watermill and workshops
Cotehele Tudor house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds
Buckland Abbey
Buckland Abbey, Garden and Estate 700-year-old home of Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville, in beautiful Tavy Valley estate
Antony Superb early 18th-century house set in parkland and fine gardens
Saltram Magnificent Georgian house with opulent Robert Adam interiors, gardens, follies and landscape parkland
Lydford Gorge
Lydford Gorge The deepest gorge in the South West, with spectacular 30 metre waterfall


Comments from past visitors

  • P Ingram
    • August 2016
    • Middlesex
    Lovely garden

    Elbow cottage was situated on a large estate which offered a range of things to do - lots of different walks on all kinds of surfaces ( important as one of us needs a wheelchair at times), beautiful and interesting house and gardens, could have paddled a canoe from the quay, lots of room to play football with grandson when he visited. The cottage had a lovely garden and it would have been quite possible for us to spend all of our stay just staying in this one location. Also enjoyed the pleasant walk round to Calstick. Liked the use of environmentally friendly toiletries and cleaning materials and the encouragement to compost kitchen waste. Always very helpful to have leaflets on local sights and services and the selection of books, games etc. for the evening.

  • Anonymous
    • July 2016
    • Unknown
    Tranquil location

    The children quickly renamed Elbow Cottage - 'Cosy Cottage'. It was bijou and welcoming in a tranquil location.

  • B Anderton
    • May 2016
    • Warwickshire
    Clean accommodation

    Peace and tranquility, clean accommodation, comfortable king size bed.

  • Alison Davies
    • July 2015
    • Glamorgan
    Made special by:

    The area for walking, exploring and relaxing with a quiet secluded cottage. A lovely cottage and area to stay with close proximity to a charming NT property. Good parking.

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special by:

    The character of the cottage, the open fire, the beautiful countryside, the ease of walking to the Mill and Coetele House. The Cottage was very well taken care of.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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