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Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park, Torpoint

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park

Cremyll
Torpoint
Cornwall
PL10 1HZ
Tel: +44(0)1752 822236
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Across the water from the historic city of Plymouth lies the great Cornish House and Gardens of Mount Edgcumbe.

Built nearly one hundred years before the Mayflower set sail in 1620, the Tudor style mansion stands at the top of an equally ancient double avenue of trees.

The Mount Edgcumbe family can trace back their Devon ancestry over 500 years. It was a timely match when Piers Edgcumbe married Joan Durnford in the 15th century and thus acquired the land on which Mount Edgcumbe now stands. It created an opportunity to build a house of a size and stature befitting of a increasingly influential family and placed the family seat firmly on the main route for travel between Cornwall and the rest of England.

The House was built between 1547 and 1553. For the first time in England a house was built to take advantage of the situation and views rather than as a defensive house built around a courtyard. It was to see many changes to its structure over the years, but none more dramatic than in 41, when the House was gutted by enemy action. 1958 saw the beginning of reconstruction when the House was restored to its original 16th century proportions and over the following years the interior was restored to the 18th century style, in keeping with the furniture and family treasures it holds, all of which have family connections.

Generations of the family too were eager to exploit the many gardening and landscaping ideas which emerged over the years, and gradually their isolated windswept Cornish headland was transformed into the sumptuous gardens and sea-girt woodlands which are known today. Now holding a Grade I listing.

The formal gardens were created over 200 years ago in the English, French and Italian styles, they have recently been added to with an American Plantation and a New Zealand Garden too, both of which countries have strong family connections.

Despite all the troubles that have beset the House and landscape in the past 500 years, Mount Edgcumbe is to its many visitors a very special place to visit.

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park, Torpoint

Facilities
Historic House, Gardens, Restaurant, Tea Room, , Orangery , Disabled facilities

Weddings and Conferences
WEDDINGS IN TORPOINT, CORNWALL
We offer you flexibility for your Wedding Day
You have the choice of 3 licensed rooms for the ceremony within the House :

The Great Hall
This stunning marble floored central room has an imposing staircase. A magnificent entrance for a Bride. Maximum number 80.Hiring the Gallery in conjunction with the Great Hall can give you more flexibility with your numbers.

The Drawing Room
A very light and gracious room with a grand piano.Splendid views into the Earl's Garden and beyond to Plymouth Sound. Maximum number 80.

The Library
A delightful room for a smaller group.Views into the gardens and parkland.  Maximum recommended number of guests 25     

Opening Times
House and Earl’s Gardens – Suns-Thurs & BH Mons Apr-Sept Parkland and formal gardens – Every day

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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