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“Day visit with my daughters ”

Lanhydrock House and Garden
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Bodmin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This 19th-century high-Victorian country house is one of the most fascinating in England. Colourful gardens, riverside walks and family friendly cycle trails.
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic house and grounds. Beautiful walk down to the house from the car park. The house is full of history and information my girls really enjoyed exploring and doing the children’s trail spotting all the items. The kitchens were their favourite. We took a picnic and sat in the gardens to eat it. We didn’t full explore the gardens as I was heavily pregnant and they’re so big. We also didn’t cycle any of the paths but will be going back to hire bikes and explore them too. There’s a big play area/ Park by the carpark for all ages to enjoy.The restaurants were both busy so as we were leaving the information centre had nearby national trust beaches and how many miles away. We picked the nearest and went exploring further for a hot drink.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katie S
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place. We had a rainy day and tired legs so decided on a gentler day. The parking is well sign posted and you simply ignore the "Sat Nav". Found the disabled parking and whilst getting my elderly parents out of the car aladyarrived with the buggy and asked if they wanted a lift. Very good service taken directly to the gatehouse. Then went round the house, there is a simple explanation of the rooms to be visited and staff will explain if you ask plus there are books in each room about the rooms and the previous owners. We could have spent the whole day there reading about the history of the house. The house is a remarkable testament to the National Trust and a wonderful insight to a Victorian house. The gardens were very well presented even in October and must have been a sight in full bloom. There are some negative comments but these seem petty or do not grasp what to expect from a Victorian house. If you take very young children they will be bored. Taking dogs expect assistance dogs into a house seems to miss the point that you can't take them into most places.

However, the house is a real gem and after visiting many other houses this is one of the best and the efforts to present the house as it would have been are a wonderful representation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TimJ261
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Plenty of parking, national trust property. Lovely gardens and house, lots to look at. Little cafe. Does have a little walk before getting to the house but they do have motor that can drop you down if need be.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rebpen
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

First time visitors and we were blown away. Lovely walk to the house, cattle grazing freely, autumn trees and their colours gorgeous. Lovely play areas for children. Cycle routes for you to try. We had lunch in the café/restaurant, service and food lovely with top ups offered for the teapot. Highlights the kitchen, the long gallery, the church and the WW1 display in the entrance building. So moving and gave life to the family who used to live there. Staff very knowledgeable and happy to talk. Will be going back even if its just to walk around the gardens or try the cycle trails.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

The gardens are well-kept with huge trees being pruned using a crane. Inside many volunteer guides, some in costume, encouraging children. A gentleman playing the grand piano invited a child to play with him. Pleasant tea rooms with food and drink.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elga K
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