COLTHELE MANOR

Cotehele is a medieval manor house dating from circa 1300 with later addition, notably Tudor. It is grade I listed and is owned by the National Trust in St Dominick, near Saltash.

The Grade I listed property has been well preserved over the years and little altered. The Tudor manor house is located in the east of Cornwall and is on the banks of the River Tamar. The house has a series of formal gardens and a richly planted valley garden, with a medieval dovecote, stewpond, and Victorian summerhouse and an 18th century tower with fine views. Cotehele House It is one of the least altered medieval houses in the country; it contains original furniture, armour and a set of remarkable tapestries.

Cotehele House today contains domestic flats, offices, rooms associated with the maintenance of the historic contents and rooms containing fine historic wall coverings, furniture, carpets, paintings and objects which many are of great historical value and interest, much of which relates to the strong family connections to this property. Now in the ownership and responsibility of the National Trust who maintain this wonderful house, gardens and estate.

ARB Architecture Ltd were appointed by the National Trust to prepare and submit a sensitive listed building application for the renewal to parts of the Grade I manor house. This required in-depth reports, specifications and method statements to satisfy the head of Cornwall Councils Conservation department and English Heritage, in order for the proposed alterations and refurbishments to take place.