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Pencarrow House and Gardens

Washaway, Bodmin PL30 3AG, England
+44 1208 841369
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Interesting House

Unsure what to expect when we arrived here. Karen was our tour guide and she was brilliant and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
lizjshephard
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Loose yourself in the history of Cornwall

Pencarrow House is an absolute gem. This house is still a family home and the family still live in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
susan887
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“guided tour” (41 reviews)
“tea room” (29 reviews)
“family home” (18 reviews)
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Washaway, Bodmin PL30 3AG, England
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+44 1208 841369
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 managed to pitch her talk and knowledge...More

Thank lizjshephard
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 and the tour of the house is...More

Thank susan887
Tracy D, Front Office Manager at Pencarrow House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is really great to hear that visiitors like yourself understands Pencarrow and the plight of all historic houses. We do work hard to make sure our visitors enjoy their time here and it's good to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a very wet august day as an escape from our camping trip. The cafe was lovely to sit in with a very interesting vaulted ceiling. Of course the choice of cake was delightful. We loved the walk through the gardens and the...More

Thank Heidi9011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pencarrow is a privately owned (not National Trust) home and estate. The house tours are guided and held roughly each hour. Highly knowledgeable guide providing LOTS of interesting facts and stories both about the family and artefacts. Cafe in the grounds serving drinks, snacks and...More

Thank Carolannerods
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous house brought to life by our outstanding tour guide. Sue obviously loved the house & it's history & her enthusiasm she shared with all our group. She took time to involve all of her audience especially the younger members of the group. Nice cafe...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my trip to Pencarrow House. The guided tour was very interesting and informative. It is so helpful to be able to talk to people who have a real interest and passion for the history of this magnificent building.The grounds and gardens were...More

Thank broadside2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Pencarrow with two friends. We were given an hour guided tour of the house( set times) by a fantastic guide named Sue. She was so knowledgeable and obviously loved her job. We discovered things that we never would have noticed if we had...More

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An enjoyable tour of Pencarrow house excellent tour guide beautiful well kept gardens . A Groupon deal good value for money.

Thank susanh3765
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely house. Guided tour by Karen who brought the house and family to life, very knowledgeable with an obvious love for the house. Raining so we didn't look round the gardens which is a shame as they looked beautiful.

1  Thank ACB3125
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real treat for the family! We bought tour tickets and had the wonderful experience of being guided by Tracey. She was not only highly knowledgable, but also witty, warm and very clearly spoken. This meant that my elderly mother who is hard of hearing...More

1  Thank Jane E
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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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