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Overview

Owned, loved and lived in by the family. Pencarrow is a Georgian house with Grade II* listed gardens.

Enjoy a guided tour with a difference and step back into the past with stories of the Molesworths past and present! We have a superb collection of portraits, furniture and porcelain.

You'll find walks through 50 acres of beautiful formal and woodland gardens, a Victorian rockery, Italian garden, many different varieties of rhododendrons, a lake, Iron Age hill fort and icehouse.

Pencarrow has a café, gift shop, plants for sale and childrens playground. Dogs welcome in the gardens and can have a run off the lead in the woods. We also offer weddings.


Opening
Opening

2019

House: 31 March to 3 October: Sunday to Thursday (closed Fridays and Saturdays), guided tours only, every 45 mins from 11.15am, last tour at 3pm.

Shop and café: 10.30am to 5pm.

Gardens: 1 March to 31 October: 10am to 5.30pm.

Find Us
Find us

We are located between Bodmin and Wadebridge, Cornwall. SatNav is often unreliable, please follow signs. 

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free. 


House & gardens: £10.75
Under 16's free 

Gardens only: £5.75 
Under 16's free
 

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups of over 20 people will receive discounted entry. 

Please fill in the form here.


Walks

Pencarrow has a number of walks around the beautiful grounds. All of the walks can be found on the map which is given out to all visitors on arrival. 

Pencarrow’s gardens are a combination of formal landscaping and woodland walks, with attractive planting for both garden specialists and casual walkers.

Shorter and longer walking loops are available, as well as some wheelchair access.

After the Snowdrop Sundays in February, Pencarrow’s floral season begins in March with a dazzling display of camellias and rhododendrons (more than 600 varieties in total) which bloom through the spring. Bluebells and Wild Garlic carpet the woods in May/June; the Memorial Garden provides a summer display, followed by hydrangeas, fuchsias and azaleas into the autumn.

Pencarrow also has the the first Victorian rock garden in England. Its great granite stones, now interplanted with shrubs and trees, were carted to Pencarrow by Bodmin Moor farmers grateful for Sir William’s staunch support in Parliament.



Weddings

A rare opportunity to be one of the first to enjoy this refreshing, recently refurbished and extremely unique wedding venue.

Whether a large formal wedding or singing with old friends round a bonfire, we're dedicated to help you be as creative and quirky as you want to be.

PENCARROW the beautiful Georgian home of the Molesworth-St Aubyn family - offers infinite possibilities for licensed ceremonies and receptions, all within the stunning house and grade two star listed gardens, inside, outside or both...

We deliver a truly unique and charming wedding experience, marrying a traditional venue with versatile contemporary touches.

A permanent wedding marquee and carefully designed outdoor areas can accommodate large formal dinners to bare foot dancing beneath the stars. Whatever your dream, we will endeavour to realise it for you.

An intimate tea-room with vaulted ceilings, cocktail bars, children’s puppet shows, vintage caravans, luxury winnebagos - anything is possible, so let us help you make your day as unique as you are.

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Wedding planner
  • Bridal suite
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

We would welcome the opportunity to meet you and show you around Pencarrow, please get in touch.

The Team


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Pencarrow offers facilities for corporate hire. 

Facilities

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Refreshments
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Plentiful parking
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible

School Visits

We offer visits to primary schools. Visits are tailored to each group and complement the school curriculum.