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Hall Court

Saltash, Cornwall

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Here is a rare chance to stay in the very heart of a truly ancient house. Although Cotehele is largely Tudor, Hall Court occupies the oldest part of the building and is thought to date back to the 15th century. This traditionally furnished, first-floor apartment has mullioned windows looking down into the grassed courtyard below. You are in the midst of life in Cotehele, with its magical atmosphere, yet with the privilege of being able to retire to your private rooms at any moment. Visitors staying in Hall Court have access to Cotehele's garden at all times.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance hall with stairs leading to
First floor
double bedroom, steps leading to bathroom with shower over bath, kitchen, sitting/dining room.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Garden: No garden, but special access to Cotehele garden.

Parking: Loading and unloading near to the apartment is possible, parking is available in the main car park, about 100 metres away.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Offers: For any 3 night stay starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.

Exclusive offer available (at an additional cost and by prior arrangement). Discover a delicious seasonal meal waiting for you when you arrive, all ready to pop in the oven.

The house is open daily from 11am-4pm. For more information visit

Not suitable for children

No children under 12 due to cottage location

Cottage details
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  • Romantic
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

South Cornwall
A beautiful view along the cliff at St Anthony Head from above Great Molunan beach, near Falmouth. Grassland and trees cover the cliff top. © Joe Cornish

In places rugged and remote, in others tranquil and picturesque, much of the south Cornwall coast is still surprisingly unspoilt, as many parts can only be reached along narrow lanes winding through lush farmland and woodland towards the sea. Either climbing down on foot or drifting along in a small boat, visitors can explore and enjoy the cliffs, coves, beaches and quaint fishing villages that are Daphne du Maurier Country. The Trust has a host of holiday cottages in this area that are wonderful away-from-it-all hideaways for families and friends. For instance, there is Bosloe; an imposing country house set in extensive grounds above the Helford River, divided into three spacious holiday homes and with a former gardener’s cottage, The Bothy, hidden in the gardens. Further on around the coast is the glorious Trelissick Garden with five delightful holiday homes on the estate and former officers’ quarters on St Anthony Head now converted for holiday use.

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  • Morwellham Quay
  • Tamar Valley
  • Tavistock
  • Plymouth
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Cotehele Tudor house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds
Cotehele Mill
Cotehele Mill Working watermill and workshops
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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Deborah Coombes
    • January 2015
    • Devon
    Enjoyed our stay

    Table in the lounge was unstable and the sofa wasn't comfortable. Bed however was very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was great to have a wonderful property all to ourselves and wander the grounds freely when no one else was there. We were the only people staying and it was wonderful. Very peaceful.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2014
    • ----------
    Made special for me due to its:

    Location. Staff very friendly and helpful.

  • Lenie Cox-Sijm
    • November 2014
    • South Devon
    Very comfortable

    The authenticity of the place, and very comfortable, everything we needed was there. There are really no words to describe as to how friendly the staff/volunteers were they could not do enough for us, it was great.

  • The Middletons
    • August 2014
    • Cambridgeshire
    Lovely walks

    The staff on site are all fantastic and are key to us returning for the 20th time! Availability of facilities in easy reach for my 'not so mobile' wife and availability lovely walks from Cotehele for myself.

  • Richard Hall
    • December 2013
    • London
    Out of the ordinary

    Hall Court was spotless when I arrived, and all the NT staff I spoke to while there were both friendly and helpful. I was looking for somewhere out of the ordinary where I could comfortably hibernate over Christmas and Hall Court proved to be ideal.

  • Rosemary Braine
    • November 2013
    • Berkshire
    Historical House

    The chance to stay in one of the UK's most historical houses made this place special.

  • Deborah Grenney
    Our stay here was perfect!

    Our stay here was perfect! To have the privilege of staying in the actual house was wonderful. The hall had just been decorated with its famous garland with a massive log fire burning, timeless. Can't wait to come back.

  • Leisl & Rob
    It was breathtakingly gorgeous

    We stayed here over a beautiful sunny February weekend. It was breathtakingly gorgeous and we loved walking round the grounds admiring the early daffodils and wild crocus. It was warm, cosy, atmospheric and incredibly romantic and we can't wait to go back. Very special indeed.

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