The largely Georgian mansion is still owned and occupied by descendants of the family who settled there in the 1500s. Open to the public since the 1970s, Pencarrow House and Gardens is a great day out for families, history enthusiasts, nature and garden lovers, and of course the dogs. The family members are very involved with events and day-to-day management of the estate, as they face the ever-changing challenge of maintaining a historic home in the 21stcentury.
Pencarrow, whose name in Cornish means “head of the valley” or “high fort”, obviously occupies a favourable site – the Iron Age hill fort now bisected by the main drive attests that man was long ago attracted to its location and climate. Some form of large house stood on Pencarrow’s present site for centuries.
Pencarrow boasts a fine collection of paintings, most notably an important series of family portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds, and two riverscape views of London by Samuel Scott. A favourite family work is a tableaux of the Four Misses St Aubyn in front of St Michael’s Mount, a delight of drapery by Sir Arthur Devis. Other artists include Richard Wilson, Henry Raeburn, and Charles Brooking.
Enjoy a lovely relaxing day out, exploring the house, gardens, shop and of course our cafe where you can treat yourself to a delicious light lunch or a traditional cornish cream tea!
|Open Daily from 1st March to 31st october 2018||10.00am||5.30pm|
|Sun-Thurs (Closed Fri & Sat) from 31st march 2019 to 3rd october||10.30am||5.00pm|
|Sun-Thurs (Closed Fri & Sat) from 31st March 2019 - 3rd October||11.15am||3.00pm|
|Adult (House & Gardens)||£11.50|
|Registered Disabled (House & Gardens)||£9.75|
|Adult (Gardens only)||£6.50|
|Registered Disabled (Gardens only)||£4.75|
House & Gardens
Come along and witness the splendour of our bluebells and wild garlic. The Friends of Pencarrow will be here selling bluebells and delicious recipes for wild garlic. Normal garden entry applies
Come and join us for an evening of open air theatre in our beautiful italian gardens when the Chapterhouse Theatre will be performing us with their production of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Bring a picnic, a blanket and seating and sit back and enjoy the evening.
Check our website for ticket details www.pencarrow.co.uk
Our 1940's night is back again! Don't miss going back in time to the 1940's and come and join us in the gardens for some fabulous entertainment from jump jive group Company B. Bring a picnic and seating and don't forget your dancing shoes!!
Ticket details can be found on our website www.pencarrow.co.uk
Our mega book sale will be here again in the Peacock Cafe. Come and grab yourself a best seller and a cake at the same time!!
This will be our 19th annual xmas fair and it's going to be bigger and better than ever! Come and along and see the house all dressed for xmas and get yourself into the spirit of xmas. Pick up that special gift for someone and enjoy the delights that are for sale in our cafe.
10.00 - 4.00
Entry is £2.50 per person
Under 16's free
Present your device to the cashier
£1 off per adult off the standard admission prices. Maximum 6 people per voucher
Voucher only accepted at time of entry.
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
Not valid for special events
Not for Gardens only
Valid until 3rd October 2019
REF: For One & All Voucher