Lady Emma’s Cottage
The Rame peninsula, known to locals as ‘the forgotten corner of Cornwall’, and Mount Edgcumbe Country Park (865 acres of parkland, woods and rocky beaches), is truly glorious.
We are proud to announce we have added a new holiday cottage to our portfolio of holiday properties available to rent here at the park.
This fantastic 4 bedroom property has everything you could want for a relaxing break away (including a hot tub). Lady Emma’s Cottage is one of the most stunning and exclusive retreats in the United Kingdom.
Originally built in 1882 for Lady Emma Sophia Edgcumbe, daughter of the 2nd Earl, this Arts and Crafts property sits framed on one side by 865 acres of Grade 1 listed Mount Edgcumbe Country Park and on the other by the wonders of Plymouth Sound, Drake’s Island and the Mew Stone. Situated on the farthest reach of the Rame Peninsula this fabulous cottage is surrounded by secluded woodland with its own generous garden offering total privacy whilst capturing the stunning views. Accessed by woodland roads (sometimes used by walkers) and via a locked gate you will be staying at one of Britain’s most beautiful locations. A deer track in front of Lady Emma’s leads down to Wilderness Beach (shingle) with unrivalled views both out to sea and across to the maritime city of Plymouth (which despite your seclusion is only a short drive and ferry trip away).
You can book this fantastic hideaway for your perfect get away from it all. Enjoy the tranquillity of your surroundings or book one of the activities available on the park including Adventure Segway, Flyers Disc Golf, Archery, BabaYaga Circus Skills and Edge Cycles or indulge in a little retail therapy at the Barrow Centre.
Fabulous location. Comfortable, charming cottage. Lovely place for a long weekend.
We had a wonderful time, thank you.
Absolutely beautiful property in wonderful location. All the Country Park staff we met were very welcoming too.
Excellent cottage. Quite spacious and well decorated. The ground of the park are lovely and a great place to take a dog.
You can't stay at Horseshoe Cottage without falling in love with the beauty and history of Mt Edgcumbe Country Park. It's a complete break from the push and shove of everyday life. The cottage is spacious and comfortable and a lovely base to explore this quiet corner of Cornwall. The views, walks, wildlife and formal gardens are wonderful and we found all the estate staff and volunteers very friendly and informative. The 'rebuilt' House is a great visit and unlike some 'stuffy' old stately homes provides for younger guests really well. There aren't too many big shops locally but this all adds to the charm and an online supermarket order done before we arrived sorted out our grocery needs for the week. We enjoyed trips to Looe for a good family beach, the Cremyll foot ferry to Plymouth and the Eden Project but actually quality time spent simply on Mt Edgcumbe was our favourite thing. We'd go again in a heartbeat!
We had a lovely stay in the cottage. So relaxing to walk the gardens and enjoy the views. Plenty to see and do without even getting in your car. The disc golf course is an amazing way to enjoy the property and get a pro game on!
Horseshoe cottage is the perfect place to go de-stress. The peace and tranquility are second to none. An ideal property for energetic dogs, lots of varied and inspiring walks. Friendly staff who always have time for a chat and offer advice. A place we will return to when possible.