Once home to the Robartes family, Lanhydrock is a beautiful country estate that’s everything you’d expect from one of Cornwall’s finest stately homes. The first thing that will strike you during your visit is how easy it is to imagine the house in its heyday as the rooms are decorated just as they were by the family.
The house was decorated in 1881, following a serious fire, and the design and interiors offer a rare insight into life in the Victorian era. Peer into the servants’ quarters, and then wander the Long Gallery and its collection of rare books to get a feel for both worlds. Creep through the children’s nurseries and admire the opulence that welcomed the newest additions to the family. The house offers a glimpse into everyday life of the Victorian era, and shows just how different life was upstairs in the comfortable rooms to ‘below stairs’ in the chilly servants’ quarters.
Experience the heyday of the Agar-Robartes family, who made Lanhydrock their home, and discover how their fortunes changed during the First World War. You’re also welcome to explore the gardens, visit the family chapel and peer into the stables...all of which are open to visitors. Lanhydrock is every inch the looming Victorian estate, and its surrounded by acres of rolling land that make it a fantastic place to while away some time during a Cornwall holiday. The Victorian parterre is lined with yews and the grounds are dotted with historic oak and beech trees, so make sure you leave plenty of time to enjoy the gardens.