Pencarrow

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Washaway, Washaway, Cornwall PL30 7AG Washaway, Washaway Directions
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Situated at the bottom of a valley between Bodmin and Wadebridge, Pencarrow House and Gardens is a largely Georgian estate owned by the Molesworth family since the late 1500's. Having undergone various refurbishments, the mansion opened its doors to the public in the 1970's and is now a tourist hotspot, ideal for a family day out and history buffs alike. The property is ornately decorated and houses a number of artworks and antiques, including the Ch’ien Lung 'famille rose' bowl, known as the Pencarrow Bowl. The estate is surrounded by tranquil Grade II-listed gardens, containing over 600 varieties of camellias and rhododendrons, woodlands walks and an Italian garden. Visitors can make the most of the on-site cafe, gift and plant shop, and couples can even wed within the grounds.

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Report | 2 months ago
A lovely welcome and a well informed tour of the house. (Yes the house is small but interesting) The gardens are wonderful, plenty of different pathways to take, well sign posted and dogs welcome. Cafe was very welcoming and had a nice choice of warm food or snacks. Also has a small shop, full of local art, jewellery etc
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Report | 5 months ago
The tour around the house was led by a lovely lady with plenty of knowledge about the history of the families and the House. The grounds are also pleasant to stroll around.
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Report | 5 months ago
One of the most interesting and fascinating places I have visited for a long time. It helped that it was a beautiful sunny day so the house and gardens looked stunning. We opted for the house tour as well which was extremely interesting. Thoroughly recommend a visit to this property which is still a family home.
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Report | 6 months ago
Really interesting tour of the house and lovely gardens to walk round - great value on this deal
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Report | 6 months ago
Beautiful gardens, good to walk dogs around. Friendly staff in the cafe. Cannot comment on the house as we didn't take up the tour.
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