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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.

Opening Times


Open Closed
Sun-Thurs (Closed Fri & Sat) from 25th March to 27th September 2018 11.15am 3.00pm


Open Daily  from 1st March to 31st october 2018 10.00am 5.30pm

Peacock Cafe

Sun-Thurs (Closed Fri & Sat) from 25th March to 27th September 2018 11.00am 5.00pm




House & Gardens

Adult £10.75
Under 16's FREE
Registered Disabled £8.75

Gardens Only

Adult £5.75
Under 16's FREE
Registered Disabled £3.75

Contact Details

PL30 3AG

Telephone: 01208 841369

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Special Offers

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£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 27th September 2018. 

REF: For One & All Voucher