Historic Houses in Cornwall

Cornwall is home to many historic houses in beautiful surroundings. If this is your first visit to the county, there are a couple of must sees, St Michael's Mount being one of them....check the tide times so you can walk across the causeway at least one way!

Prideaux Place - This stunningly beautiful Elizabethan manor house overlooks the picturesque fishing harbour of Padstow in North Cornwall and is well worth a visit.   

Trerice - A delightful small Elizabethan manor house, Trerice is an architectural gem hidden away from the world in a web of narrow lanes about 20 minutes from us here at Callestock. Trerice also features a shop, tearoom and a Tudor vegetable garden behind the Barn.

Caerhayes Castle and Gardens -  This beautiful Castle was designed by John Nash at the start of the 19th century, the Gardens and parkland with the magnificent camellias and rhododendrons are world famous. Do check website for limited opening times.

Godolphin House - A stunning granite-built Tudor and Stuart house, today a remnant of a building that was the home of the Godolphin family, wealthy from the local tin-mining industry, until the 18th century. In 1805 a lot of of the building was pulled down, and was sold in 1929, before coming under the care of The National Trust. Farm buildings with Elizabethan stables. Gardens, walks and carp ponds.

Lanhydrock - The grandest and most welcoming house in Cornwall, Lanhydrock is superbly set in 450 acres of woods and parkland running down to the Fowey river and encircled by formal and woodland gardens, lovely in all seasons.

St Michaels Mount - Rosamunde Pilcher fans must include a visit to the Mount - as featured in the 'Shell Seekers'.  Stroll across the causeway, or hop on a boat, depending on the tide!

Trewithen House - An historic house home to the same family for 300 years. Wonderful architecture and a superb garden established by horticulturalist George Johnstone.