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Malt House sits above Cotehele Quay with amazing views out over the River Tamar and is about 10 miles from Plymouth. The main garden for the cottage is at the top of one of the historic lime kilns and provides an exclusive balcony looking out over the river. There is also a small tower accessed via the top hallway which offers a quiet spot to relax and take in the river views.
There is a network of walks around the Cotehele estate, a working flour mill, and various other activities. The Quay at Cotehele is the harbour for the Shamrock which is the only surviving Tamar Barge, which used to transport dock dung and roadstone, mostly between Truro and Falmouth. As a guest of Malt House, you can enjoy out of hours access to the estate and gardens at Cotehele, perfect for a large scale game of hide and seek after the visitors have left.
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.
Find out more about the history surrounding this unique property.
Heating: Oil central heating and two solid fuel stoves
Parking: Space for one car available on the lane just prior to the tower, please leave this lane clear as access required at all times. There is also space for one car in front of the garage just past the cottage.
Garden: Located at the top of the Lime Kiln just opposite the cottage, although there is level access from the cottage there is a steep drop from the front so children will need to be supervised. There is also a paved area just outside the cottage.
Facilities: There is a blue-ray player provided.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Proximity to Cotehele Quay: At high tide this will be deep water so children will need to be supervised.
Access to estate: Guests will have full access to the estate and gardens at all times, they can also access the House and Mill during normal opening hours.
There is a cafe on the level below the cottage which is open during the day time.
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!