From Our Editors
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.
enjoyed our tour but disappointed with a fraction of the house available to view as the large amount is owner occupied.felt that it could be videod just once to give an indication of some more interesting area,s and shown to guests.otherwise an enjoyable visit but the grounds are too large for disabled people to walk round
So much to see in house, full of history and lovely guide to explain everything
Beautiful gardens with hidden grottos to discover and lovely lakes full of tadpoles
Excellent value for fabulous day out
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