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Sir Richard Edgcumbe of Cotehele built a new home in his deer park at Mount Edgcumbe in 1547-53. Miraculously the walls of his red stone Tudor House survived a direct hit by bombs in 1941 and it was restored by the 6th Earl between 1958-64. It is now beautifully furnished with family possessions, including paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Gerard Edema and William van der Velde, Irish bronze age horns, 16th century tapestries and 18th century Chinese and Plymouth porcelain.
The two acre Earl's garden was created beside the House. Also set within the 865 acres of the Country Park is the restored formal 18th century Gardens in Italian, French and English style, modern American and New Zealand sections. One of only three Grade I listed Cornish Gardens. National Camellia Collection.
Months Open: House and Earls Garden Apr - Sept: Sun - Thurs
Park: all year
Discount for Groups: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: £4.50,br>Concessions: £3.50
Catering: Orangery Restaurant/Tea Rooms
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