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All reviews guided tour well worth a visit family home quiche tea room wild garlic gardens are lovely lovely afternoon light lunch dog owners lovely lady cream tea cake round the gardens extensive gardens picnic area family history
We had been told how great this place was, so, had to visit. Great entrance, but there was nobody there. We were the only car and there were no maps to show us around. House was closed, shop was closed and cafe was closed.a real...More
Tracy D, Front Office Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your comments. The house, shop and cafe all closed for the season on the 27th September but the gardens remain open until the 31st October. There are some maps for you to take next to our honesty box and there is also...More
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We were so impressed with the hour long tour of the house which was fascinating with plenty of interesting artefacts and history to consider. I was even invited to play on the grand piano! Also my 5 year old nephew...More
An ideal way to spend a day. The gardens are beautiful. The house is well worth a visit - the guides are very knowledgeable and make the tour very enjoyable. There is a nice café for refreshments in the grounds.
All ok. Lovely cafe and friendly staff.
A little confused with the restrictions of the house would have liked a little more history items rather than talking about paintings and who they were.
We had a house tour and was very disappointed that we were...More
I vsited this house on my own. The house and gardens ar e superb, the weather also helped. It really is a worthwhile day out. Make sure you have enough time to see all of the house and gardens. You will not be disappointed
a wonderful gem of a place to visit, the gardens are extensive and well worth a look around, the house tour was amazing, our guide Sue 1 ( that was the name on her badge) was brilliant and she was very informative, and engaged well...More
Lovely, extensive gardens covering a large area. Good, well laid out walks with plenty of seating. Odd that the shop & cafe closed Fridays and Saturdays with an honesty box for visitor payment. Had a most enjoyable visit but would have liked coffee and a...More
Despite not generally liking guided tours, our guide Sue made our visit very special. She was very informed, chose interesting facts to tell us about and coped very well with interruptions by the Lady of the house, well, she does own it!
Only regret, I...More
As others say, you can only go around the house with a guide which made a change for us. That makes it very personal but also variable - our guide was clearly keen on explaining the portraits but wasn't so knowledgable about other aspects. But...More
You can only view the house by guide only, normally we like to look around on our own but our guide was very interesting and informative and we learnt a lot. We did walk around all of the gardens which were lovely but a different...More
Hi, apologies for the delay in replying, I have only just seen the alert that there was a question waiting for us! It is very difficult to predict how busy it is going to be from day to day and the day of your visit also... More
Hi, apologies for the delay in replying, I have only just seen the alert that there was a question waiting for us! It is very difficult to predict how busy it is going to be from day to day and the day of your visit also depends on whether we have any coaches due in, however generally the gardens do not get overcrowded and there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy their own little bit of Pencarrow.
Response from calllindaf | Reviewed this property |
I had the pleasure of living relatively close for 7 years, and visited it frequently for aa lovely walk through the gardens and of course the cream tea. 3 or 4 hours sounds nice. Don't be in a hurry. It is really lovely!
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. The guided tour of the house is on the ground floor and the upper floor. For visitors who are unable to climb the stairs we can play a DVD of the upstairs on the ground floor and they will... More
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. The guided tour of the house is on the ground floor and the upper floor. For visitors who are unable to climb the stairs we can play a DVD of the upstairs on the ground floor and they will then be able to re-join the group for the rest of the tour, this way they will not miss out on what is on the upper floor. The Italian gardens are accessible by wheelchair but the rest of the gardens are graveled pathways so it may be difficult pushing a wheelchair on this surface