Pencarrow House and Gardens sit in one of the historic valleys close to Cornwall’s Bodmin, and the house still belongs to the same family that owned it in the 1500s. The house and gardens have welcomed visitors for decades, and thanks to their fascinating history and peaceful setting they’re still an enjoyable day out for families, couples and those who just fancy exploring.
This sprawling Georgian mansion has the appearance of a pretty doll’s house from the outside, and as the family are still very hands-on with its upkeep it has a warm and lived-in feel throughout that’s rare in a stately home these days.
The fine collections of art and antiques make interesting features for visitors, and the gardens are surrounded by dog-friendly woodland walks and trails. There’s even a cafe in the 17th century estate cottages so this is a lovely attraction for a day out.
House - End March to end September
Gardens - Early March to end October