South East - Trip 3
We first visit Cotehele – a vast estate with a Tudor manor house, formal gardens, quay and working water mill. The house has four floors packed with fascinating artifacts. The quay currently has a Tamar sailing barge, the Shamrock, on a slipway at the north end. The water mill provides wholemeal flour to the estate’s restaurant and snack bar. It also runs a generator which supplies power to the national grid.
We will lunch at Cotehele before going on to Moy Clare, a delightful domestic garden set in an acre of flat grounds just outside Liskeard. This garden hosts a number of rare specimens. After an hour here we will move on to Pine Lodge Gardens.
Pine Lodge Gardens are located just outside St Austell and is set in 30 acres. There are 10 different gardens in all and four different water features.