Boconnoc’s story begins thousands of years ago. Since the days of the Domesday Book, people have inhabited this beautiful tract of Cornwall—and the estate itself is alive with centuries of history.
The superb parkland was first laid out by Thomas Pitt 1st Lord Camelford from 1760 and has been steadily improved by the Grenville and Fortescue families. The magnificent woodland garden contains rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and a collection of magnolias.
Luminaries, royals, and other famous personalities have all found their way to Boconnoc: from King Charles I, who is said to have spent the night in what is now the King’s Bedroom, to Thomas “Diamond” Pitt, the former Governor of Madras, the ‘Great Commoner’ William Pitt, Lord Chatham. The Prince of Orange, the poet Thomas Gray and Sir Josiah Wedgwood.