Caerhays Castle, which is owned by the Williams family is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the South Cornish Coast equidistant from Truro and St Austell.
The surrounding parkland and woodland gardens were created originally from the discoveries of the plant hunters in China shortly after the turn of the 20th century. Since then a great deal of hybridisation work and especially the creation of the first x williamsii camellias has taken place at Caerhays to create the extensive woodland gardens which visitors can admire and enjoy today. Caerhays is at its best during the spring months, the garden is ONLY open from mid-February to mid-June (7 days a week). The castle, where the family still live is only open for more limited periods so please do check opening times carefully.
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.
Between Mevagissey & Porotloe, 9m SW of St Austell.
Visitor Opening Times
2015: House: 23 March – 19 June: Monday–Friday only (including BHs), 11– 4pm, booking recommended. Gardens: 16 February – 21 June: daily (including BHs), 10am–5pm (last admission 4pm).
Free access applies to the House OR Garden, but not both.
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.
Exterior only. Has featured in Rebecca, Dangerous Exile and Irish Jam.
Outdoor activities by prior arrangement.
Groups and special visits
Nash designed castle set in 100 acres of Historic woodland gardens. Holder of NCCPG National Magnolia Collection. Home of world famous Williams II Camellias. Groups welcome out of season.
Tailor Made Facilities
|Visits to House||Yes|
|Visits to Garden||Yes|
|Contact:|| ||Susan Butler|
|Address:|| ||Caerhays Castle|
|Town:|| ||St Austell|
|Postcode:|| ||PL26 6LY|
|Phone:|| ||01872 501310|