Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in Cornwall

Please note that not all properties included in this section offer free access to HHA Friends. Those that offer free access have the words Free to Friends in the More Information section on the right hand side of their entries and are also listed in the annual Friends Handbook. No other properties can be visited free.

Showing 10 properties in Cornwall

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Pencarrow - Cornwall
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A square, ochre stuccoed Palladian house of the 1750s built around an earlier one by Robert Allanson and tucked into the warm Cornish countryside. 19th century additions to the library and music room serve to enhance the house's important collection of fa... read more
Port Eliot - Cornwall
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Port Eliot is situated on the banks of the Tamar estuary system in Cornwall, 10 miles to the west of Plymouth, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The house is almost unimaginably old having been continually inhabited since the 5/6th century. It bec... read more
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The great granite crag which rises from the waters of Mount's Bay is surmounted by an embattled medieval castle, home of the St Aubyn family for over 300 years. ... read more
Trewithen - Cornwall
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Meaning 'house of the trees', this is a neat Palladian house by Thomas Edwards of Greenwich, lived in by the same family for over 250 years. Interiors include the Dining Room by Sir Robert Taylor with rococo plasterwork, and family collections. Much of th... read more
Prideaux Place - Cornwall
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Originally a Tudor house of the typical E-shape completed in 1592, altered in the 18th century, given Strawberry Hill gothic additions in the early 19th. The ornate Elizabethan plaster ceiling depicting the story of Susannah and the Elders in the Great Ch... read more
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Caerhays Castle, which is owned by the Williams family, is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the South Cornish Coast, and is equidistant from Truro and St Austell. The castle was designed by John Nash, and is set in 120 acres of... read more
Trebah Garden - Cornwall
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Trebah is a spectacular 26 acre Cornish ravine garden, rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world.

This sub-tropical paradise is home to a uni... read more
Tregrehan House - Cornwall
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The garden was listed as nationally outstanding on the English Heritage gardens register. Although not a Botanic Garden in the strictest sense, the Carlyon family has been involved in growing exotic material and exchanging plants with other Botanic Garde... read more
Trereife - Cornwall
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The present owner of Trereife, Tim Le Grice, descends from the first member of his family to live in Cornwall, a certain Charles Valentine Le Grice who was a friend and contemporary of Coleridge and many of the other romantic poets of the early 19th centu... read more
Bosvathick House - Cornwall
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A country house that has been in the same family since 1760, Bosvathick is in quiet country but near popular holiday areas. Large bedrooms and modern bathrooms. The large house has beautiful rooms and atmosphere set in about 10 acres of garden. The websit... read more