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Pencarrow House and Gardens

Washaway, Bodmin PL30 3AG, England
+44 1208 841369
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A delightful way to spend an afternnon

After a very hot and dirty morning on a old diesel train, the shady fragrant delights of Pencarrow... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Athy, Ireland
Family Ran Estate

We visited the house and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Far more personal than a National Trust... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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“guided tour” (40 reviews)
“tea room” (29 reviews)
“family home” (17 reviews)
Washaway, Bodmin PL30 3AG, England
+44 1208 841369
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After a very hot and dirty morning on a old diesel train, the shady fragrant delights of Pencarrow were a balm to the mind, body and soul. We missed the last tour of the house, but spent a very enjoyable hour strolling around the formal...More

1  Thank mdheffernan2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the house and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Far more personal than a National Trust property. Our tour guide was a lady called Margaret, very knowledgable about the house and family. We then took a tour of the well kept grounds and enjoyed a...More

Thank RoyalButler89
Tracy D, Front Office Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit here. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour and your visit here. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place does not have the impressiveness of most other sites. Clearly not run by the National Trust. Few rooms, mostly got bored by listening to profiles of too many portraits. Weak tours.More

Thank papawis
Tracy D, Front Office Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your comments. As you can see from the majority of other reviews our tours of the house are generally thought to be excellent so it is a little surprising to read your opinion. You are absolutely correct when you say we are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited many historic houses and they are all unique in different ways. This was furnished so beautifully. The guide was a fountain of knowledge and we thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour even though we prefer free- flow usually. There is certainly history here...More

Thank LadyFranklyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the gardens here for Father's Day as something different. It was a blazing hot day so his was more of a stroll than a ramble. The shop staff were lovely and very helpful with walk routes (there are 3 options really depending how...More

Thank HW31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining so we decided to take our hotel host's advice and visit Pencarrow House. We arrived just in time to join a guided tour around the house by Karen, who was full of interesting information and very knowledgeable. There were many interesting pieces...More

Thank Goldeneye64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful house, lively and interesting tour of the house and recommend the cream tea! Beautiful peacocks and domestic fowl hop around the idyllic walled tea gardens and there are acres of grounds and a lake to wander around. We spent a good few hours here...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Pencarrow. The gardens were very pretty and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Lovely food in the tearoom too!

Thank X10JRA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a guided tour of the house (included in price) which was made extremely entertaining and informative by our guide Sue. She had lots of local info to tell us and brought the house alive. There are a number of rooms available to the...More

Thank 888geoff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit even if you only see the gardens. Lovely house and has a café in the gardens which serves Cornish Cream teas and lovely coffee.

Thank maudefox
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18 February 2017|
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Response from Tracy D | Property representative |
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
12 September 2016|
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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!
28 August 2015|
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Response from | Property representative |
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