Lanhydrock House And Garden
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Widely regarded as one of the finest houses in Cornwall, Lanhydrock House and Garden is a late-Victorian estate featuring extensive servants’ quarters, sprawling green lawns, gardens, and thickly wooded areas. A fine example of a wealthy but unpretentious Victorian family home, the site’s kitchens offer a rare glimpse into the fascinating life “below stairs.”
Conversely, the large dining rooms and luxurious bedrooms introduce visitors to the elegant lifestyle once enjoyed by the Agar-Robartes family, the mansion’s former owners. Over 20,000 items are on display here, including original art and furniture. Explore over 50 rooms open to the public, and be sure to visit the site’s museum and secondhand bookshop.
Lanhydrock House and Gardens, near Bodmin are set at the bottom of a hill and flanked by woodland. A long drive leads down to the house through the park which contains some exceptional trees many dating from 1634. The main plant collection at Lanhydrock however is young but links to the Victorian theme.
There are magnolias, rhododendrons, camellias throughout the gardens and on the hillside which are at their best in Spring and early summer. The herbaceous borders and formal gardens which surround the house are ablaze with color in mid-summer. The gardens to the side and front of the house are usually planted with annuals to give a marvelous show, and the more informal borders are at the back of the house, with several paths leading you around.
Woodland walks among rare trees and flowering shrubs make Lanhydrock worth visiting all year round. The house is really worth visiting and has many interesting rooms including a magnificent Great Hall and historic kitchens. For anyone interested in historic houses this is a must see property.
Tel: 01208 265950
Website: Lanhydrock House Gardens