Windwhistle Chalet has WiFi internet access.
Mount Edgcumbe has beautiful gardens and walks running alongside Plymouth Sound. There are fantastic views of the Devon coastline in the distance, the Mew Stone, Plymouth Breakwater, Drake’s Island, Smeaton’s Lighthouse and the Citadel on Plymouth Hoe. You can also see the Royal William Yard which was used to film the series Hornblower.
The gardens are wonderful to relax in and to enjoy a picnic. There is a lot to admire whilst wandering around the many different gardens such as the Italian Garden, the New Zealand Garden, the English Garden, Rose garden and American Garden. There are old cork trees, a geyser, ponds full of wildlife, formal gardens and an Orangery. There is also space for children to play and enjoy playing ball games. There is no charge to go into the gardens but you have to pay for the car park or to visit the house. However you can park for free in the car park near Maker Church as long as you don’t mind walking.
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall. It was first built in the 1500s and was restored after World War Two. It is jointly owned by Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council and is one of the regions most popular historic tourist destinations.
Written by Brendan Flynn.