Pencarrow House and Gardens
A guided tour around the 50 room Georgian mansion does much more than display a superb collection of antique furniture, paintings and porcelain; it makes the family's history come alive whilst having that warmth which reminds you it is still the privately owned and cherished home of the Molesworth-St Aubyn family.
Pencarrow is approached by a magnificent mile-long carriage drive through an Iron Age hill fort. Around the Palladian mansion are Grade II* formal gardens, a large Victorian rock garden and ice house, celtic cross, 50 acres of parkland, lake and woodland with more than 700 varieties of rhododendrons and many camellias, easily accessible along well-maintained footpaths. There are lovely Tea Rooms, and a Wendy House with plenty of toys for the children to enjoy. Dogs are welcome off the lead in the woodland (on the lead around the house).
Pencarrow is also a popular film location with films including “A Congregation of Ghosts” starring the late Edward Woodward, Great Country Houses for Athena Films, “The Red Dress” , “The Weekend” and in July 2012 "A Question of Honour" each adaptations of novels written by Cornish author Rosamunde Pilcher who enjoys a huge following in Germany with films serialised on the national German TV station Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Guided tours around Historic Georgian House open to public during the main season. Sundays through to Thursdays 11am-5pm - House,Restaurant and Craft Shop, Closed Fridays and Saturdays. Last tour of the house is at 3pm.
Gardens open March 1st - October 31st, 7 days a week 10.00am - 5.30pm.
For Admission Prices for House, ground and gardens - please see website.
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Don't miss Hits from the Blitz (part 2)
Company B will be playing along with Frank Sinatra crooner, Andy Marshall, in the grounds of Pencarrow on Friday 12th August 2016. Gates open at 6.00pm, performances start at 7.00pm. Step back into the 1940's again with us, bring a picnic, blanket, seating and the atmosphere of the 40's. 1940's dress is encouraged. Military vehicles, Winston Churchill's speech, all here on the 12th August. Tickets £12 (adults in advance) £15 on the gate, under 16's £5. Available from the Pencarrow Shop