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Retainers' Court

Saltash, Cornwall

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  • Retainers' Court cannot accept children under 12 years as it is near the centre of the property.

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Here too 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.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance hall, two bedrooms (1 double, 1 single), lavatory.
First floor
sitting/dining room, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath.
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 property 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.

Please Note: The stairs in this cottage are steep.

Offers: For any 2 night starting on a Friday, or 3 night 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 charge 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 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/southwest.

Cottage details
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
011087
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
Facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Cornwall
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’ll be set for life!

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place to visit
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Attractions
  • Morwellham Quay
  • Tamar Valley
  • Tavistock
  • Plymouth
Activities
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Cotehele
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
Antony Superb early 18th-century house set in parkland and fine gardens
Saltram
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

  • Anonymous
    • November 2014
    • ----------------
    Welcome cottage

    good for cornwall and devon. cottage was clean and comfortable and the heat and the milk were welcoming after the journey.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2013
    • ................................................
    Impecably clean and tidy

    Impecably clean and tidy. The cooker and kitchen equipment shone. Everyone at Cotehele, including the cat, very friendly and always cheerful, even in the rain.

  • Anne Gibby
    • October 2013
    • Wales
    Very peaceful

    Very peaceful, problem free

  • Charles Hutchins
    • May 2013
    • Wiltshire
    Perfect in every way

    It was absolutely perfect in every way - staff were friendly and the accommodation was very clean and comfortable

  • Alan Legge
    • April 2013
    • Buckinghamshire
    Presented to high standard

    The cottage was presented to a very high standard and all the staff we encountered were friendly and courteous helping to make our stay very pleasant

  • Joyce Brough
    • March 2013
    • Gloucestershire
    Beautifully kept cottage

    Beautiful kept cottage. Nicely appointed. Cotehele staff all very helpful and welcoming. Our 4th stay

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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 cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk 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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