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Pencarrow House & Gardens

Washaway, Bodmin. PL30 3AG
01208 841369
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Free parking on site. Pencarrow is partially accessible for wheelchairs, due to Grade II status and cobbled areas. Please call with any questions about your mobility requirements.

About Pencarrow House & Gardens

Wander around the gardens and take a look inside this stately home – Pencarrow, the much-loved home of the Molesworth-St Aubyn family for nearly 500 years, is set in 50 acres of woodland and garden at the foot of a valley.

The privately-owned Georgian house boasts an impressive library with a secret door and is a peek into the elegant living quarters of the aristocracy. In the gardens there are superb conifers that tower over azaleas, magnolias and camellias, with many varieties of rhododendron adding to the blaze of spring colour; blue hydrangeas line the mile long carriage drive throughout the summer.

Discover the ancient Celtic cross, Iron Age hill fort, Victorian lake and icehouse, grotto, restful Italian gardens with fountain and enormous rock garden in the grounds of this historic house.

2022 Opening Dates & Times

The Gardens will be open from 1 March 2022 – 28 October 2022.
The House, Cafe, Shop will be open from 3 April 2022 - 28 October 2022

Worth Knowing

Enjoy refreshments or a delicious lunch at the small cafe on site, and visit the gift shop to pick up a reminder of your visit to this grand country home.

What Visitors Say

"Our guide Sue was incredibly informative and she talked to us as if it was the first time - it sounded so fresh and enthusiastic. A beautiful real living house in lovely surroundings."
"Lovely informative tour around the house this afternoon. All though portraits and history. Wow. The gardens were great and peaceful, just wished we had been here earlier in Spring to see all the Camilla and Rhododendrons in flower. What a house and great to see that it is still being lived in and managed by the same family."
"Lovely big grounds and dog friendly. Lovely long drive down to stunning house. A great free map with detailed walks around the grounds. Friendly young staff in the cafe."

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