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Monday, 2 October 2017


Time for short holiday and so DH and I decided to spend few days away in Cornwall, the weather promising to be reasonably pleasant.  
Not exactly a million miles away from Somerset, it is an easy drive. 

We made a short stop at Castle Drogo (NT) in Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor. 
Not very much to see here at the moment, 
as a large part of the house is "under wraps" - covered with scaffolding. Major work is being carried out to make the house watertight again and most of the furniture inside is in storage.

Our destination and home for few days -

very comfortable lodge in a quiet and wooded part of North Cornwall, 
but still a short drive from the coast.
We had been to the Cornish coast several times before, 
and so we wanted to re-visit just a couple of places this time.


and  Port Isaac.

We wanted to explore National Trust properties we haven't seen before.

Cotehele - six hundred years old Tudor house above river Tamar.

There is no electricity in the house, so some rooms are very dark (visitors are encouraged to bring a torch). 
The walls are lined with wonderful old tapestries and thankfully my camera managed to pick up some of them.

the back of the house, gardens and the view

below the house, the quay on river Tamar

special place....

more in the next post....

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  1. Beautiful places! Enjoy the holidays

  2. Cotehele looks beautiful. Love the bed hangings. Another place I need to visit! We have been to Bude a few times - Philip's daughter lives in Barnstaple and I love that north coast. xx

  3. Really enjoyed your photos Radka. Many years ago I visited Cotehele and I think it is probably the loveliest house I have ever seen. Would so love to live there.


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