We had a cup of tea on the terrace of Wyatville’s cottage ornée at Endsleigh, overlooking the heavily wooded valley of the Tamar, planted out following the prescriptions of Humphrey Repton’s Red Book, which dates from 1814 and still survives: a deeply romantic view to match the picturesque fantasy of the house itself, where the sixth Duke of Bedford could retreat while looking after his nearby estates:-


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