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Pencarrow House and Gardens

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Address: Washaway, Bodmin PL30 3AG, England
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+44 1208 841369

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gorgeous Gardens

It was our first time visiting Cornwall and we found out about Pencarrow from a brochure at our holiday lodge. We visited out of season with our 4 dogs and both us and they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was our first time visiting Cornwall and we found out about Pencarrow from a brochure at our holiday lodge. We visited out of season with our 4 dogs and both us and they thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent walking around the gardens and in the woodland. We hardly saw any other visitors as it was at the beginning... More 

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organised. The tour of the house was so interesting and lovely gardens. the cafe is small but is ideal for a sandwich or cake.

1 Thank Linda F
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Privately owned so hasn't got the resources of the NT behind it. However it makes a good stab providing competition. Faded Glory it might be but at least it is over restored. Pick summer fruit in season at a reasonable cost.

1 Thank phil987ip
Bude, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pencarrow is privately owned, so when visiting the house you are in someone's beautiful much loved home, it's a lovely building in stunning grounds, a lovely formal garden and acres of woodlands and trails, ideal for walking, exploring and exercising dogs. There is however quite a lot of wildlife so you may need to keep your dog , if excitable... More 

1 Thank Cheryl P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Had such a lovely afternoon, walking around enjoying the gardens... had a nice cream tea in the gorgeous little cafe... followed by a very interesting & thorough tour.. the tour guid managed to keep us all entertained even my fidgety 8 year old boy... There was a few stairs which worried me as I had a buggy but the tour... More 

1 Thank Bobbie M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were on a family holiday with parents and in-laws and this was a great day out that was interesting for all the group. The guided tour of house was delivered with such personal stories and felt like a real window in to what the house had seen through the years. The house is still lived in, hence the door... More 

Thank MJHP
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The house and tea rooms are closed to the public by 1st October however the gardens, grounds and trees are well worth a visit even out of season. The drive way is one of the longest and most impressive and even passes through an iron age fort.The property has belonged to the Molesworth-St Aubyns family for 900 years. In that... More 

Thank Catherine M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Only criticism was the tour was a bit rushed - guide was so knowledgeable but had to rush through - even so a really interesting work in progress house - would certainly recommend

Thank HSBwastheBest
Worcester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went to visit Pencarrow House after visiting their website to check on details and opening times. On arrival found notices to say that the house, gardens, cafe etc but the grounds were open. Very unsatisfactory so I would advise that before any visit you phone just to ascertain that they are open and if not what is. No explanation was... More 

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Tracy D, Front Office Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am unsure which website you were looking at but I personally updated the Pencarrow website on the day we closed just after the last tour had started, which could not be any quicker than that. The website clearly says that the house, cafe and shop are closed. Perhaps you were looking at a different... More 

Coverack, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We recently visited Pencarrow House and Gardens for the first time. We normally like to wander around the house and do our own thing but here it was guided tours only. Our guide was excellent. Informative, amusing and able to maintain interest throughout the hour long tour. The house and it's history was far more interesting than we expected from... More 

1 Thank Marshall D

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