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Malt House


Saltash, Cornwall

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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.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Large sitting room with multifuel stove, open plan kitchen/dining room, porch for bike/kayak storage.
First floor
3 bedrooms (1 x 6' double with ensuite shower and WC, 1 x 6' double which can be a twin on request, 1 x twin). Family bathroom with separate shower and bath. Tower room accessed from hallway.
Visitor notes

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.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open Fire / Stove
  • Pub Nearby
  • Garden Appeal
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • 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 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


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Lamberth
    • March 2017
    • East Sussex
    Good location

    The freedom to come & go as we pleased & choose our own meals or eat out if desired. The lovely solitude of the location & views of the River Tamar. These things made our stay enjoyable. Good location in interesting area.

  • Mr Rhodes
    • December 2016
    • London
    Beautiful and peaceful setting

    We found the house very well organised and presented and enjoyed the facilities immensely. We were very impressed by the standard of cleanliness and the equipment in all rooms. The setting was very beautiful and peaceful despite its proximity to a car park on Cotehele Quay. It was a magical house and very well furnished with something for everyone, including children and grandparents. The only negative about this house was that there was no lavatory downstairs for elderly family members -- but we managed!

  • Ruth Faulkner
    • May 2016
    • West Sussex
    Beautiful cottage

    Beautiful cottage.

  • Mrs Reeve
    • May 2016
    • Gloucestershire
    Lovely setting

    The holiday was made enjoyable due to its lovely setting - Fascinating watching the tides on the Tamar.

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What it will cost

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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