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Stately Homes & Gardens in Cornwall

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Cornwall Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

blank tabTRELISSICKStately Homes & Gardens
Feock, nr Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6QL
Delightfully located at the head of the Fal estuary, with stunning panoramic scenery, the estate features a large park with woodland walks down by the river. At its heart lies the peace and quiet of Trelissick Garden, arranged over many levels with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants at its core, to retain colour throughout the year. The presentation of spring blossom is particularly delightful. After exploring the wonderful gardens you could visit the art and craft gallery, shop, with plants for sale. The estate feature two restaurants so you will never grow hungry, and a fine Georgian stables. The Fal Estuary Ferry from Truro, Falmouth and St. Mawes links directly to Trelissick. House trial opening continues in 2015/16, with a programme of exhibitions set from April 2016.
Tel: 01872 862090    Fax: 01872 865808
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blank tabTREREIFE HOUSEStately Homes & Gardens
Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8TJ
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Trereife, a beautiful centuries old Estate, steeped in history, is being lovingly restored and is now open to the public for weddings, bed and breakfast, and day visitors (summer months).

The house and grounds offer an unforgettable setting for almost any occasion. The predominantly Queen Anne Manor House, which in parts dates back to the reign of Elizabeth 1, and the formal gardens, are set in the stunning countryside just outside Penzance.

Easy access to the beaches and other holiday attractions, we offer self-catering holidays on the estate, and bed and breakfast in our Queen Anne Manor and converted courtyard block. We host country fairs, concerts, functions and other events. Short breaks available (3 Nights+). Guest parking. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful much loved home.
Establishment RatingEstablishment Facilities for petsSmoking FacilitiesWiFi FacilitiesTel: 01736 362750 or 07435 789423
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blank tabTHE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGANStately Homes & Gardens
Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN
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Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England.

At the end of the nineteenth century its thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years after the Great War of 1914 bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this 'Sleeping Beauty'. Today "the nation's favourite garden" offers over 200 acres for exploration, from Victorian Productive Gardens and the surrounding Pleasure Grounds to a sub-tropical Jungle valley brimming with exotic foliage; woodland and farm walks through beautiful Cornish countryside, where sustainable management practices promote diverse habitats and a pioneering Wildlife Project offering visitors a close-up view of native wildlife.
Tel: 01726 845100    Fax: 01726 845101See our website

blank tabMOUNT EDGCUMBE HOUSE & COUNTRY PARKStately Homes & Gardens
Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1HZ.
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Former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Miraculously the walls of the red stone Tudor mansion survived the bombs in 1941. Restored by the 6th Earl. Now beautifully furnished with family possessions. Set in historic 18th century Grade I listed gardens within the 865 acres of Country Park on the dramatic sea-girt Rame peninsula. Follies, forts, National Camellia Collection. Exhibitions and Events. House & Earls Garden open April to September, booked groups from March to October. Stables Cafe and Coach House plus bat cams, sawmill and other interpretations located in the Barrow Park Centre next to the House, and the Orangery Cafe and Cremyll Shop in the lower park, both open daily through the season and limited opening during winter. Eco Bus operates in the Park when the House is open.
Tel: 01752 822236    Fax: 01752 822199
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blank tabCOTEHELE HOUSE & QUAYStately Homes & Gardens
St Dominick, nr Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6TA

The riverside estate and house at Cotehele was built between 1485 and 1627 and was a home of the Edgcumbe family for centuries. The granite and slatestone walls contain intimate chambers adorned with tapestries, original furniture and armour. Outside, the formal garden overlook the richly planted valley garden. A new discovery centre. The restored Tamar sailing barge Shamrock is moored alongside. Throughout the estate there are a variety of riverside and woodland walks. There is also a shop, restaurant, tearoom and gallery.
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Tel: 01579 351346    Fax: 01579 351222
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blank tabTREWITHEN GARDENS and NURSERIESStately Homes & Gardens
Grampound, Near Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4DD
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Trewithen, near Truro in Cornwall, is a very special place to visit. Privately owned, the estate has remained in the same family for nearly three hundred years. The gardens, which are open from 01 March to 30 September, are famed for their early flowering magnolia and camellia - all set amidst rolling mature parkland and surrounding one of the finest examples of eighteenth century architecture in Cornwall. Recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society, Trewithen is also noted for its vibrant rhododendron, its 24 Champion Trees, its unspoilt woodland and for having many rare and highly prized plants, which are seldom found elsewhere in Britain. In addition, there is a camera obscura, a wildlife garden, treetop viewing platforms, Cornwall's first public rose garden and the stunningly beautiful Magnolia Fountain. Trewithen's Plant Centre stocks a wide range of quality plants and shrubs mostly propagated from Trewithen's own collection and from local producers. The teashop serves delicious homemade food including freshly baked pastries and gateaux, as well as light lunches and cream teas. The gift shop stocks a range of local products including pottery, local artists' work and glass and the garden shop is stocked with quality garden tools and accessories. Trewithen House is open to the public for guided tours on certain days from 01 April to 31 July.
Tel: 01726 883647    Fax: 01726 882301
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blank tabTHE EDEN PROJECTStately Homes & Gardens
Bodelva, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

A dramatic global garden based in the natural theatre of a china claypit overlooking St. Austell Bay. Nestling within it are two gigantic geodesic conservatories, the largest 200 metres long and 55 metres high - the biggest in the world! The landscaped gardens cover 12 hectares. This new world class visitor destination has been created to tell the fascinating story of man's relationship with plants.
Tel: 01726 811911    Fax: 01726 811912See our website

Glendurgan Garden

Mawnan Smith, nr Falmouth, TR11 5JZ
Tel: 01326 250906 (Opening hours only) 01872 862090 (Property Manager's office)
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Glendurgan Garden Photo © Tom Pennington
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Promontory of land with dramatic cliffs and Victorian fort. Brean Down, rich in wildlife and history, is one of the most striking landmarks of the Somerset coastline, extending 1½ml into the Bristol Channel.

At its most seaward point a Palmerston Fort, built in 1865 and then re-armed in World War Two, provides a unique insight into Brean's past.

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Plympton, PL7 1UH
Tel: 01752 333500    Fax: 01752 336474

Saltram House Photo © Derek Harper



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Magnificent Georgian mansion with Adam interiors, gardens and park.

Home to the Parker family for generations, Saltram is a remarkable survival of a George II mansion (modelled around a Tudor core).

It is complete with its original contents and set in an attractive landscape park.

Robert Adam worked here on two occasions to create the magnificent state rooms.

There are exquisite plasterwork ceilings and four rooms are decorated with 18th-century Chinese wallpaper.

The house contains fine period furniture, china and pictures, including many portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Angelica Kauffmann.

Recently opened rooms feature the Parker children's doll house and hands-on 18th-century-inspired activities for children.

The superb 18th-century gardens contain an orangery, the Chapel Art Gallery and several follies, as well as beautiful shrubberies, imposing specimen trees and a newly restored border originally designed by Graham Stuart Thomas.

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Antony House and Garden

The National Trust, Torpoint PL11 2QA
Tel: 01752 812191    Fax: 01752 815724

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The National Trust, Madron, Nr Penzance TR20 8RZ
Tel: 01736 363148   Fax: 01736 367762

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The National Trust, Kestle Mill, Nr Newquay TR8 4PG
Tel: 01637 875404    Fax: 01637 870300

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