Interior the aptly named "great barn"
The Abbey seen from its garden
Seen from the gardens, the surrounding fields showed their best side
Cotehele House, that I had only seen from the outside, had served as a Tudor touristic attraction since the late 18th Century. The route along which tourists are guided through the building has not changed since! And little else has. A beautifully preserved, though quite dark, residential building, hung so full of tapestries the mind boggles.
The great hall
Peculiar weaponry on the wall in the great hall
Cute birds in one of the passages
The gardens of Cotehele
Cotehele Quay, at the river Tamar
And thanks to the sun that came out, seemingly only to prove it was still there after the one of the wettest Junes on record, their respective gardens were lovely too. So even though I'm in quite good health, I still have days of responsible behaviour, and shared with an increasing number of Australians!