Overview

Cornwall House is the last remaining privately occupied house in main shopping steeet of Monmouth.

It is a town house, dating back to at least the 17th-century. The red brick garden façade is in the Queen Anne style, dating from 1752 when the house belonged to Henry de Bergh, the Duke of Beaufort’s agent.

The street façade was remodelled in the Georgian style (date unknown). Many original features remain, including a fine staircase. The house still has the original walled kitchen garden.


Opening
Opening

2020

8 - 9, 29 - 31 August

Plus Fridays in July and August

Open between 2pm and 5pm

Find Us
Find us

The main visitor entrance is at ///ships.trucked.manlyWhat does this mean?

Located half way down the main shopping street in Monmouth.

The house is set back behind brown railings. Please come to centre door.

The nearest train stations are Hereford, Newport, Abergavenny and Chepstow. There are scheduled bus services from all four (direct from train station in Hereford) to Monmouth bus station which is 2 minute walk from Cornwall House. There is also a direct bus service from Ross-on-Wye. Bus timetables can be found here.

 

Parking

There are several paying car parks near Cornwall House. Limited free on street parking in Monnow Street. No parking is available on-site for visitors.

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Non-members: £5

Concessions: £2

Forthcoming Tours

24 Jul 2020
10AM - 12PM | £10.50

Tour Overview

Go on a guided tour of the reception rooms and garden and discover the stories and history of Cornwall House with the house owner.

Tour duration

2 hours.

Tour prices

£10.50 per person including tea, coffee and biscuits.

£22.00 per person including two-course lunch.

Refreshments

Coffee and biscuits with morning tours, 2 course lunch with wine and coffee with afternoon tours.

Access notes

No wheelchair access. There are 6 steps to both street and garden facade.

Special restrictions

No dogs permitted.


Opening
Opening

2020

8 - 9, 29 - 31 August

Plus Fridays in July and August

Open between 2pm and 5pm

Find Us
Find us

The main visitor entrance is at ///ships.trucked.manlyWhat does this mean?

Located half way down the main shopping street in Monmouth.

The house is set back behind brown railings. Please come to centre door.

The nearest train stations are Hereford, Newport, Abergavenny and Chepstow. There are scheduled bus services from all four (direct from train station in Hereford) to Monmouth bus station which is 2 minute walk from Cornwall House. There is also a direct bus service from Ross-on-Wye. Bus timetables can be found here.

 

Parking

There are several paying car parks near Cornwall House. Limited free on street parking in Monnow Street. No parking is available on-site for visitors.

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Non-members: £5

Concessions: £2

Other opening


Walks

Walk around the original walled garden and beautiful grounds. 



A word from the owner

Cornwall House is a great example of how town houses changed and developed during Monmouth’s period of economic prosperity in the 18th and 19-century. We hope you enjoy your visit.