Stately Homes & Gardens In Cornwall

Let Cornwall’s Stately Homes and Gardens Take You Back in Time

Want to play make-believe in majestic castles with intimidating mazes? Cornwall has plenty of stately homes and gardens to help you bring your historical dreams to life. Go back in time and experience history like you never have when you walk amongst the ghosts of ancient lords, princes, ladies, and servants.

An estate home

  1. Port Eliot House and Garden: One of the most beautiful places in Cornwall and located on the banks of the Tamar estuary system. This stately home is an outstanding spectacle that suits any family outing. Let your kids run free on the lawn while you get lost in the maze, have a lush picnic on the award winning Best picnic spot and bask in the ambience of camellias and other beautiful flowers.

Location: ST Germans Village, South East Cornwall. More Info on Port Eliot, Contact Kevin or Lucy01503 230211 or Email info@porteliot.co.uk

  1. Trereife House: A lovely centuries old estate, soaked with history and being restored with care, it offers an unforgettable experience for any of your occasions. With easy access to the beach, The Queen Anne manor house that dates back to the era of Elizabeth 1 offers bed and breakfast as well as self-catering holidays. It is open for country fairs, functions, concerts and weddings

Location: Off the A30 Penzance to Land’s End, A mile outside Penzance, Contact: Pete Le Grice Esq 01736 362750 or Email trereifepark@btconnect.com

  1. The Lost Gardens of Heligan: One of the most mysterious gardens and estates in England, The Lost Gardens of Heligan was home to the Tremayne family for over 400 years. It currently offers 200 acres that can be used for exploration, with a sub tropical Jungle valley that teems with exotic vegetation, a Pleasure Ground, Victorian Productive Gardens and stunning farm walks through the Cornish Countryside where you can catch an up close view of native wildlife.

Location: Pentewan, St Austell. Contact: 01726 845100 or Email: info@heligan.com

  1. Prideaux Place: Featuring an Italian Style 18th century garden, thisGrade 1 listed charming mansion is set in the endlessly beautiful area of North Cornwall and sits on the hill that overlooks the busy Padstow harbour, boasting astonishing views of the Camel Estuary and beyond Bodmin Moor. From Woodland walks in the formal Victorian Garden a Gothic Double Dairy and an 18th Century temple made of Bath stone. The Prideaux Place is an exquisite home that is a touch down spot for famous actors and film location scouts. Have a visit and enjoy delicious tea served on the terrace with an overlooking view of the Deer Park.

Location: 5 minutes from A39 Newquay/ Wadebridge Link Road. Contact: 01841 532411 or Email: office@prideauxplace.co.uk

A beautiful state home

SSW Tips:

If visiting the Lost Gardens of Heligan, feel free to take some picnic equipment with you and enjoy a nice time out on the lawn. Avoid carrying luggage you will need to put down as there might not be available resources for them.

The entrance to a state home and its lush garden

Hearty curators will be present to help you have a fuller experience. The kids will love the adventure, bring them along!