Lanhydrock House and Garden, Cornwall - credit VisitBritain images

Lanhydrock House and Garden, Cornwall - credit VisitBritain images

Cornwall possesses some of the finest, well preserved historic houses in the South West. Here are a selection, with some now in the hands of the National Trust (NT):

Lanhydrock House (NT) near Bodmin
Perhaps the grandest house in Cornwall, with 50 rooms open including the famous kitchen quarters and nursery wing. A high Victorian country house though the north wing and gatehouse are some three centuries older. With its own parish church. Beautiful woodland and formal gardens with a superb vista to the river Fowey.
Distance from Falmouth - 35 miles
Drive time - allow 1 hr
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Cotehele House (NT) near Callington
One of the least-altered medieval houses in Britain, with a Great Hall and barn, in a secluded wooded estate, with extensive gardens, a watermill and a quay on the banks of the River Tamar. Family home of the Edgcumbes for over 500 years.
Distance from Falmouth - 61 miles
Drive time- allow 1.5hrs
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Trerice (NT) near Newquay
Trerice really is a hidden gem, a delightfully intimate Elizabethan house featuring fine furniture and elaborate plaster ceilings.
Distance from Falmouth - 23 miles
Drive time - allow 45mins
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Antony House (NT), near Torpoint
Sitauted on the Rame Peninsula, Antony is a beautiful early 18th-century house in extensive landscaped grounds and home to the great Cornish family of Carew.
Distance from Falmouth - 60 miles
Drive time - allow 1.5hrs
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Pencarrow House and Gardens near Bodmin
50 acres of mature woodland, formal and historic gardens. A mile long drive lined by rhododendrons, spectacular in late Spring. In March daffodils provide a superb backdrop to the house.
Distance from Falmouth - 33 miles
Drive time - allow 50mins-1hr
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