The bowling green is to the south of the house and is rectangular in shape. From the Retainers’ Court, there is an arch leading to the Meadow which is separated from the Upper Garden by a stone wall.

The Upper Garden is laid out in three terraces; the lower terrace, the middle terrace with its central rectangular pond and Upper Garden or Terrace with its battlemented wall underplanted with a mixed border. The original designs for this border were made in 1970s by Graham Stuart Thomas and John Sales.

When in the Meadow, look up at the north-west tower which was built in 1627. Three windows can be seen from the ground but only two are visible internally. Hidden behind the tapestry is another room, probably created by the Edgcumbes as a hiding place during the Civil War.

Across a field to the north is the Prospect Tower. It was built in 1789 with a similar tower built at Mount Edgcumbe. The latter was demolished in the early twentieth century.

The property is owned by the National Trust.


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Address: Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6TA View map Phone: 01579 351346 Length of visit: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - partly: Yes

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