Pencarrow House & Gardens

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Covid-19 Update - Only the Garden will be open from the 22nd June, 10am to 5pm. We will announce soon when the House & Cafe will be reopening. Please check our Facebook page for updates


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!


  • Dogs Welcome
  • WC
  • Disabled WC
  • Baby Changing
  • Food & Drink
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Outside Seating

Opening Times




Open Closed
Open Daily  from 1st March to 31st October 2020 10.00am 5.00pm
Sun-Thurs (Closed Fri & Sat) from 29th March to 1st October 10.30am 5.00pm
Sun-Thurs (Closed Fri & Sat) from 29th March to 1st October 2020 11.15am 3.00pm

First guided tour of the house 11.15 and then every 45 minutes, last tour is 3.00pm



Adult (House & Gardens) £12.50
Under 16's FREE
Registered Disabled (House & Gardens) £9.75
Adult (Gardens only) £6.95
Under 16's FREE
Registered Disabled (Gardens only) £5.25

House & Gardens

Gardens Only

Contact Details

PL30 3AG

Telephone: 01208 841369

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Special Offers

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 30th September 2021

REF: For One & All Voucher