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3:34pm Wednesday 7th February 2007 in Gardens
Kestle Mill, nr Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4PG
Set in a beautiful secluded spot, the house contains fine fireplaces, plaster ceilings, oak and walnut furniture, interesting clocks, needlework and Stuart portraits. The highlight of the interior is the magnificent Great Chamber, with its splendid barrel ceiling. The garden has some unusual plants, an orchard with old varieties of fruit trees and an experimental Tudor garden, developed in partnership with the local primary school. In the hayloft behind the Great Barn is an exhibition on the history of the lawnmower. Visitors are welcome to play Kayles (Cornish skittles) and Slapcock (Tudor badminton) on the Bowling Green.