Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park Houses
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, SE Cornwall. The House was built between 1547 and 1553 for the renowned Edgcumbe family of Cotehele and became the home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe.
Now beautifully restored to the 18th century style, in keeping with the furniture and family treasures it holds, all of which have family connections. Features include 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 Earl's Garden was created beside the Tudor House in the 18th century. Ancient and rare trees including a 400 year old lime, a splendid Lucombe oak, and a Mexican pine, are set amidst classical garden houses and an exotic Shell Seat. Colourful flowers and heather grace the recreated Victorian East Lawn terrace, which has spectacular views over Plymouth Sound.
House and the Earl's Garden is open to the General Public :
27th March, Easter Sunday to 29th September '05
Sunday to Thursday - 11 am to 4. 30 pm, last admission 4 pm. Please note that we are closed on Friday and Saturdays. .
AddressCremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1HZ
Opening times11am - 4.30pm Closed Fri/Sat
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