Want the chance to stay right in the heart of a historic country park? Then look no further than charming Horseshoe Cottage.
Right on your doorstep, the 865 glorious acres of parkland, gardens, woods, historic buildings and coastline of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park are waiting to be discovered. A visit to the main house, just along from the cottage is a must and in the evening the Earl’s private garden is free for you to enjoy at your leisure – how special is that!
Directly behind Horseshoe Cottage is the Barrow Centre where you can wander around artisan workshops and independent shops, grab a morning coffee and a relaxing lunch – what more could you want from your holiday?
Horseshoe Cottage offers a flag-stoned floored boot-room (with a cloakroom), ideal for storing bikes, boots, surfboards and other essential holiday paraphernalia, and two flights of stairs lead into the spacious sitting/dining-room. Comfy sofas flank the television and a warming wood-burner adds cosy warmth whatever the weather is up to. The Country Park is really quite a place! There are fantastic dog walks, grassland, woods and secret little coves accessed by hidden coastal paths. An all-weather multi-use track runs around the park, (so don’t forget your bikes) and the Orangery, a wonderful cafe serving all sorts of delights. Adventurers are invited to try out an all-terrain Segway. Transporters have been designed specifically for outdoor use and you will receive full instruction before heading out with an instructor.
If you can drag yourself away from this very special setting, hop in the car and venture into the Rame peninsula, known to locals as ‘the forgotten corner’ of Cornwall. Here there are Cornish fishing villages and towns aplenty, golden sandy beaches galore, historic houses too and of course a plethora of cafes, pubs and tea rooms serving up good old Cornish hospitality along the way. Or why not forget the car and take the short stroll down the hill to catch the Cremyll Ferry to Plymouth to visit the Devon side of Plymouth Sound.
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Sitting/Dining-room with TV and wood-burner
Steps to Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
There are six steps up to the front door. Occasionally used for weddings, you may hear the drift of music and laughter from the glass-sided marquee in the Earl's Garden on the odd Saturday night (please check with the Booking Office if you wish to come when no weddings are planned).
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 2 years only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Partial electric CH and 2 panel heaters
Welcoming Horseshoe Cottage.
The open plan sitting/dining-room ensures you spend time together.
The kitchen-area has all you need.
Bedroom One is wonderfully light and airy.
Looking across Plymouth Sound from the Mount Edgcumbe Estate.
The open plan sitting/dining-room.
A pretty country view from the window.
Why not buy some local produce and enjoy a delicious Cornish spread?
You'll keep warm and cosy thanks to the wood-burner.
Stairs lead up to the kitchen-area.
The delightful twin bedded room.
The family shower-room.
The entrance hall with steps leading up to the apartment.
Mount Edgcumbe House.
An aerial shot of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.
A view from Mount Edgcumbe towards Plymouth.
Steps up to the apartment.
The marquee and main house beyond, occasionally used for weddings.
A folly looks out over Plymouth Sound.
A small beach, looking towards the ferry.
The Cremyll ferry.
An aerial view of Mount Edgcumbe.
The blacksmith has a forge in the Barrow Centre.
The Stables cafe found behind the apartment.
The grounds in front of the Orangery.
A pretty pergola in the Earl's Garden.
A new garden in the making.
St Ann's chapel on Rame Head.