Houses and Gardens in Bodmin
Bodmin is blessed with two wonderful houses right on its doorstep. Pencarrow House, between Bodmin and Wadebridge, a beautiful Georgian house, that is still lived in by the actual family! And Lanhydrock House, a National Trust managed property, with over 50 rooms to explore including the kitchen and the nursery. Both properties have stunning gardens and grounds to wander.
As well as these, there is Bodmin Nursery for gardening enthusiasts and Pinsla Garden, an interesting garden on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Plus Priory Park in Bodmin town centre is a lovely green space to spend some time; be it feeding the ducks, watching the squirrels dart up the trees, enjoying a picnic or letting the children let off some steam in the play park.
Finally when talking about gardens, it is only a twenty minute drive to the Eden Project from Bodmin, where plants from all over the world are showcased in two huge biomes!
Lanhydrock House and Gardens
Discover two sides of Victorian life at Lanhydrock House. From the kitchens, nurseries and servants’ quarters, which offer a thrilling glimpse into life “below stairs”, to the luxurious family area, elegant dining room and spacious bedrooms which reveal the comforts of “upstairs living”.
As well as the house take time to visit the Listed gardens. You can find out more about the gardens have developed since the 17th Century, in the thatched cottage, to be found in the Higher Gardens.
Pencarrow House and Gardens
Pencarrow house and gardens has been the friendly family home of the Molesworth-St Aubyns for almost 500 years.
Tucked away on the edge of Bodmin Moor, this Cornish Georgian gem offers plenty to do, with a Grade 11 listed garden, guided tours of the house, an Iron Age fort, children’s play area, café and gift shop.