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Here is a chance to stay right in the heart of Cotehele itself. Retainer's Court is a charming 15th-century two-storey building, reused as a dairy or still room for the main house in the 18th century, and now converted to a comfortable holiday cottage. Its mullioned windows overlook a cobbled court leading to Cotehele's ancient chapel, and in the other direction look towards the orchard filled with daffodils in the spring. Visitors staying in Retainer's Court have access to Cotehele's garden at all times. Nearby we also have Hall Court and Elbow Cottage.
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.
Children: Retainer's Court does not accept children under 12.
Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.
Parking: Loading and unloading near to the property is possible, parking is available in the main car park, about 100 metres away.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer. The fridge has an ice box.
Please Note: The stairs in this cottage are steep.
Exclusive offer available (at an additional charge and by prior arrangement). Discover a delicious seasonal meal waiting for you when you arrive, all ready to pop in the oven.
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!