Pencarrow House

Pencarrow House

  • Beautiful family home
  • Extensive gardens
  • Tea rooms
  • Event Diary

Four miles north-west of Bodmin lies the fifty acre estate of Pencarrow, originally mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Pencarrow House was built in 1765, by Sir John Molesworth, the 4th baronet. In 1771 Sir John Molesworth co-founded the Sir John Molesworth & Company banking house, which eventually became part of Lloyds Bank. His descendants, the Molesworth St Aubyn family, own and live in the house today.

Pencarrow House is reached via a long shaded drive, a mile long, which passes through an ancient British encampment, and is flanked by huge rhododendrons, blue hydrangeas and specimen conifers. Eleven rooms are open to the public, including the Music room, Dining room, Inner Hall, Boudoir and the Pink Bedroom.

Pencarrow also has a wishing well, a lake, a grotto and a cave all of which have been made into attractive features in these lovely gardens. On the more practical side, it has a walled kitchen garden and an ice-house.

Pencarrow House, Peacock Cafe and Gift & Plant Shop are open Sundays to Thursday inclusive, 11am to 5pm until Sunday 19th October, the last tour of the house is at 3pm. The House will re-open on Sunday 5th April 2009 and close on Wednesday 30th September 2009.

For places to stay in Cornwall, as a base from which to visit Pencarrow House and the surrounding area, please see: Country House Hotels in Cornwall , Coastal Hotels in Cornwall , Spa Hotels in Cornwall , Bed & Breakfasts in Cornwall or Self-Catering Cottages in Cornwall

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