Mary Newman’s Cottage

Mary Newman's Cottage

Mary Newman's is a delightful Elizabethan cottage and garden - reputedly the home of Sir Francis Drake's first wife, Mary Newman. The garden is laid out in authentic Elizabethan style, showcasing the plants and herbs vital to a household of the period, and has the feeling of being a very secret garden which is a shelter from the humdrum of the busy world we live in.

This Grade 11 listed cottage is managed by the Tamar Protection Society and is the oldest building in Saltash, dating from around 1480. The cottage is furnished with period furniture which is on loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum and private collections which, along with utensils on display give the interior a truly atmospheric feel.

Visitors can wear period clothing and play Elizabethan games during their visit. The garden is laid out in authentic Elizabethan style, showcasing the plants and herbs which were vital to a household of the period. The garden has extensive views over the Tamar below.

Admission & prices

Opening Times

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

12.00 till 4.00pm

Easter to the end of September

Admission free.