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Place to Visit; Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

Crylla Valley Holiday Cottages are uniquely located for you to explore both Devon and Cornwall; with lots of places on our doorstep you don’t have to go far to see what makes the South West so special.  Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park in Cornwall  is one of those special places that Mount Edgcumbe House SE Cornwallare well worth going to visit.

Mount Edgcumbe is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe.  The Mount Edgcumbe House was first built in the 1500s and was restored after World War Two.  Now jointly owned by Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council.

Mount Edgecumbe over looking the gardens


Mount Edgcumbe is set in Grade 1 Cornish Gardens within 865 acres of Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall.  A great venue for a family outing, group visit or a pleasant walk.  The wider park is open all year round, from 8am till dusk and is free.  Free to walk


Dogs are welcome and will enjoy the walk as much as you in these stunning surroundings.  Whether it’s the summer sun you like or the winter chill there is always something to please in these gardens.  Shrub in the Garden at Mount Edgcumbe                                            If you are interested in wild life then you can always have a look at the batcam which keeps an eye on the maternity roost at the park.  As you walk round the park look out for the fallow deer which are resident all year round.  Badgers might be seen at dusk, as well as squirrels, rabbits and foxes, buzzards, kestrels and sea birds. Lots of different shrubs

It is a park for all season’s lots of different shrubs and plants including a Camellia Collection and more than 180 species of trees.       Autumn At Mount Edgcumbe Country Park





Drake's Island as seen from Mount Edgcumbe

Not only is the much to see round the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe but there are also breath-taking panoramic views.  On this picture you can see just how close you are to Plymouth, just 15 minutes away by ferry the view then carries on all the way to Dartmoor.   Plymouth Remembrance Sunday

In this view it is quite easy to  see across Plymouth Sound and get a glimpse of the various landmarks of Plymouth.   The distinctive Smeaton’s Tower can be seen along with the Plymouth Eye, and Tinside Pool. 


The Folly, sweeping viewsThe Folly is an 18th century artificial ruin built of stone which came from the churches of St George and St Lawrence in Stonehouse.

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Winding Woodland Walk A perfect day out, the multi-use trail can be joined at any of the car parks which lie within or near to the Country Park.  Ideal for young cyclists, pushchairs and wheelchairs.  The tail forms part of the Cornish Way and includes a section of Route 2 of the National Cycle Network.  Along the different walks there are lots of information points to help you.  The park has many footpaths to explore which take you round Mount Edgcumbe House, the formal gardens, the beaches and cliffs.

Panoramic View from Mount Edgcumbe