NATIONAL TRUST HOUSES
5.8 miles from Langdon Court Hotel, South Devon
Saltram House is a magnificent Georgian mansion located on the fringe of Plymouth, South Devon. It was built in the middle of the 18th century, incorporating parts of a Tudor house that was already on the site. Originally home to the Parker family and Earls of Morley in 1857, Saltram House became a property of the National Trust.
Saltram House was used as one of several local settings for the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility. The house is set in beautiful gardens and is surrounded by landscaped parkland where you can enjoy walks through the park, woodlands and beside the river.
15 miles from Langdon Court, South Devon
Buckland Abbey is most famous for being the home of Sir Francis Drake. Near Yelverton, the Abbey was founded in the 13th Century by Cistercian Monks. In 1948 the property was presented to the National Trust.
The massive Great Barn acts as a venue for events, there is also an Elizabethan garden and a charming herb garden. The Buckland Abbey gardens are made up of delightful estate walks, with views of Devon and Cornwall.
22 miles from Langdon Court, South Devon
Cotehele House is a pocket sized Tudor manor house in the East of Cornwall on the River Tamar. As well as enjoying the intimate experience of Cotehele House, Cotehele also offers a series of formal terraced gardens surrounding the House and a valley garden stretching down to the Tamar. The estate has extensive footpaths, riverside and woodland walks.
Cotehele Quay has the restored Tamar sailing barge ‘Shamrock’ and Quayside pub, which is now a restaurant. Sites to look out for are the Quays Discovery Centre which tells the story of the Tamar Valley and you can climb the Prospect Tower folly which overlooks the remarkable scenery of the Tamar Valley.
10.5 miles from Langdon Court, South Devon
Antony House is a classically beautiful house of grey stone and is a National Trust property. The Carew Pole family still occupy the house which is open to the public. Antony House contains a fine collection of paintings, furniture and textiles.
The grounds were the setting for Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton. Bordering the Lynher River and landscaped by Repton, they include a formal garden with topiary, a knot garden and the National Collection of Daylilies. The separate Woodland Garden has an exceptional collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and camellias.
25.5 miles from Langdon Court, South Devon
Buckfast Abbey is an impressive Benedictine monastery founded by Earl Aylward in 1147 and reconstructed in the early 20th Century. Located on the edge of Dartmoor, in medieval times, the Abbey derived wealth from fishing and trading in sheep wool.
Buckfast Abbey is famous for bee keeping, arts and crafts and Buckfast Tonic Wine. There are numerous gardens that surround the Abbey including a lavender garden, a sensory garden, a physic garden and the view of the fourth garden which exhibits poisonous plants and is separated from visitors by a small moat.
Mount Edgecumbe Country Park.
16 miles from Langdon Court, South Devon
Mount Edgecumbe Country Park offers a range of spectacular walks with panoramic views of the River Tamar, Plymouth Sound and the open sea. The landscape gardens include an orangery, a temple, several follies and the National collection of camellias.
Mount Edgecumbe can be accessed via a passenger ferry from Plymouth which is known as the Cremyll Ferry which has been operated for hundreds of years. Mount Edgecumbe is a grand country house built in the 1500s by Sir Richard Edgecumbe and later restored by the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe after the Second World War.