Pencarrow House and Gardens, Washaway

4.5
For nearly 500 years, Pencarrow has been the much-loved home of the Molesworth-St Aubyns, ever since John Molesworth arrived from Northamptonshire to become the Auditor for the Duchy of Cornwall and Queen Elizabeth I.

Still owned by his descendants, Pencarrow is anything but a museum. Family photos, children’s toys, hats on classical busts and the pet dog Oscar bring this Cornish mansion alive and allow you a glimpse of what it’s like to live surrounded by so much history. And please don’t be too surprised at the odd cobweb here or there – after all, this really is a family home.
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  • Absolutely loved this place. We had a tour of the house (guided tours only) and was well worth the cost. Our guide was both humorous and very informative with lots of bits of information that only the...  more »
  • Unsure what to expect when we arrived here. Karen was our tour guide and she was brilliant and clearly knew what she was talking about. The group we were with was large and covered all ages but she ma...  more »
  • Pencarrow House is an absolute gem. This house is still a family home and the family still live in the house and as such it is an absolute pleasure to visit. The guide is amazing and so interesting an...  more »
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  • A very good guided tour of the house. Beautiful gardens and walks to explore. Cafe/restaurant excellent. We had a very chilled out visit.
  • Well worth a visit. Beautiful grounds and very comprehensive house tour. Good value.
  • Gorgeous dog-friendly grounds, lovely little cafe with outside seating with resident peacocks watching you consume your cream teas!
  • Had a really great day .Everybody so friendly .food good .excellent tour of the house..and lovely walks.
  • Peaceful gardens, lovely tea room with light meals as well. Interesting and historical 🏠

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