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Pencarrow House and Gardens

Pencarrow House and Gardens

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Type: Garden

It makes the family's history come alive whilst having that warmth which reminds you it is still the privately owned and cherished home of the Molesworth-St Aubyn family.

Pencarrow is approached by a magnificent mile-long carriage drive through an Iron Age hill fort. Around the Palladian mansion are Grade II* formal gardens, a large Victorian rock garden and ice house, celtic cross, 50 acres of parkland, lake and woodland with more than 700 varieties of rhododendrons and many camellias, easily accessible along well-maintained footpaths. There are lovely Tea Rooms, and a Wendy House with plenty of toys for the children to enjoy. Dogs are welcome off the lead in the woodland (on the lead around the house) and visitors can also pick their own soft fruit when its in season.

Historic Georgian House open to public, bu guided tours only, from end of March to beginning October
Sundays through to Thursdays 11am-5pm - House,Restaurant and Craft Shop, Closed Fridays and Saturdays. Last tour of the house is at 3pm.

Gardens open March 1st - October 31st, 7 days a week 10:00am - 5:30pm.

Contact Details

PL30 3AG

Tel: +44 01208 841369

Fax: +44 01208 841722

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Disabled - Gardens only£3.75 per ticket
Disabled House and Gardens£8.75 per ticket
Gardens Only£5.75 per ticket
House and Gardens£10.75 per ticket
Senior Citizen - Gardens only£5.25 per ticket
Senior Citizen House & Gardens£9.75 per ticket

Children under 15 now go FREE

Opening Times

1 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
20 Mar 2018 - 29 Sep 2018

* Grounds and Gardens 10am - 5:30pm
First tour of House 11:15am Last tour 3:00pm.
Peacock Cafe 10.30pm – 5:00pm (last order at 4.30)



  • Accept Children over 7
  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Plant Sales
  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Throughout the year by arrangement.
  • Licenced for civil marriages

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 2 hours
  • Film or TV location
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 20 per tour
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Light lunches and cream teas. Licensed, seats 60 with additional tables on lawn.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • German spoken

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Road Directions

From the A30 take the Bodmin sliproad. Proceed into Bodmin town centre and follow signs for the A389 towards Wadebridge. Once on the A389 continue for approximately three miles. Turn right onto the B3266 singposted towards Camelford and you will pick up the brown visitor signs for Pencarrow House.