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“Interesting small stately home” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pencarrow House and Gardens

Pencarrow House and Gardens
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Washaway
Certificate of Excellence
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
307 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Interesting small stately home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is a nice house to visit. There are guided tours, where you can learn all about the history. The gardens are very pleasant & offer long or leisurely walks, depending on preferance. I have been there on many occasions, over the last 40 years.

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English first
United Kingdom
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67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“lovely atmospheric tearoom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

great cakes, nice people, lovely surroundings. Service was really good and minimal waiting time, it was busy when we went but everyone was very helpful.

Visited June 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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“Nice house with excellent tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We visited Pencarrow House while staying just a few minutes down the road in Padstow. Viewing the house was by guided tour only, however as the tour guide Sue did such an excellent job this actually made the whole experience much better than our normal amble through old properties. She described all the interesting features and artefacts with a pleasantly informal yet knowledgeable manner.

Unfortunately when we had finished the tour the heavens opened so we were unable to few the gardens so we were forced to take shelter in the little coffee shop and suffer a few cornish cream teas which comprised of extremely light and fluffy scones and, of course, plenty of jam and cornish clotted cream.....oh the hardship!

Visited September 2012
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Visited Pencarrow House and Gardens in September 2012,did not go into the house as we had our dog with us.It was great for dog owners as dogs are welcome in all areas of the Garden.The walk through the woodland gardens was magical,and so peaceful.We sat by the lake on a wonderful sunny day and watched the dragonflies at play.Our Lhasa Apso dog loved his walk too and was given dog biscuits on his way out through the gift shop.Well worth a visit if you are in this part of the world.

Visited September 2012
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Nottinghamshire
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77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

We visited Pencarrow and it was a lovely trip. It is not one of the grander country houses, but is is cosy and welcoming and has lots of interesting art and objects to look at, both antique and modern. It is still a home and so you have to have a guided tour (which I dont normally like) but the lady who took us round was wonderful and we were welcome to sit on the seats and I even got to have a play on Albert Sullivan's piano (of Gilbert and Sullivan). Thoroughly enjoyed it. Lovely gardens to explore but not a horticultural wonder. Sweet little coffee shop, but thats about it. Nonetheless we enjoyed it!

Visited September 2012
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