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Pencarrow House and Gardens

Washaway, Bodmin PL30 3AG, England
+44 1208 841369
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House, Garden Cafe...delicious!!! Avril

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The guide was amazing, Her knowledge of the family, house and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Porthilly
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St Minver, United Kingdom
Little gem

Well worth a visit. The tour of the house by guide Sue is really interesting made personal by her... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie T
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
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“guided tour” (43 reviews)
“tea room” (30 reviews)
“family home” (19 reviews)
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Washaway, Bodmin PL30 3AG, England
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+44 1208 841369
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The guide was amazing, Her knowledge of the family, house and contents was so interesting and informative. I have been coming to Cornwall for 60 years and have never visited Pencarrow. What an oversight on my part.

Thank Porthilly
Tracy D, Front Office Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We really do love to read reviews such as yours as it makes all our hard work worth while.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. The tour of the house by guide Sue is really interesting made personal by her local knowledge. She slips in many stories of local life alongside the history of the house and its contents. The tea rooms have a really lovely...More

1  Thank Julie T
Tracy D, Front Office Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely words on your visit here. We're so glad you enjoyed it here.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our visit to Pencarrow House together with our two small dogs proved to be well worth every penny of the entrance fee charged. Our dogs were made most welcome there being a nice cool shady place set aside for dog owners to park in. The...More

1  Thank Migbil
Tracy D, Front Office Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your wonderful review. We all love dogs here and they are made as welcome as our human visitors are! We receive hundreds of German visitors here each year, largely due to the Rosamund Pilcher films, which we love having here.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent about three hours at Pencarrow on a fine autumn day - with no rain - visiting the interesting house, walking around the extensive gardens and enjoying a meal in the cafe: excellent apricot flapjacks. It's well worth a visit but...More

Thank JimandCarol71
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely surprise this house was, although still lived in there is much to see. Our tour guide Sue was absolutely charming and very knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to visit a house like this and not be bombarded with fact and figures. Sue...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was closed and you do not find out until you get to the place. The information board showed it as open but the place was deserted. We did walk the gardens but at £5.75 per person I would not bother. There are much better...More

Thank Martin W
Tracy D, Front Office Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. However, the house, cafe and shop have always been closed on Fridays and Saturdays and this has been the case for the last 42 years. We are quite clear about this on all of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dreary day in September lightened up by our visit to this gem of a place. I love the fact that you have to have a guided tour around the house as you find so much more out about the history than just wandering about on...More

Thank mrsadie47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a really interesting tour of this lovely old house. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was nice to visit a property that is still owned and lived in by descendants of the original family. The grounds are vast and beautiful. The cafeteria...More

Thank Terry B
Tracy D, Public Relations Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit here and have taken the time to share it with others.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

House and garden are nice to see. Compared with other places we found the entrance fee a bit steep, but acceptable. At least a nice lady lead us through the house with entertaining stories about the owners. What I found rather disturbing is that they...More

Thank Richard G
Tracy D, Front Office Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit here. As with many historic house, we do not allow photography due to insurance purposes. When you booked onto your tour in the shop, the lady behind the counter probably didn't mention...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was on a damp day and the gardens are beautiful. We enjoyed the walk around. This property itself highlights what the National Trust can do for a property; this one is unique and a 'gem' as previous reviews state, but you have to...More

Thank mary19john
Tracy D, Front Office Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your comments, which we welcome whether they are good or bad. First of all I would like to apologise for your experience in the cafe. I'm sure it wasn't intentional for the staff to make you feel this way and our cafe...More

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642wendi66
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
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SharynGreedy
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!
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Barber1971
28 August 2015|
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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
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