Set in a superb 364-hectare park between Bodmin and the River Fowey, Lanhydrock House is one of the greatest late-Victorian country houses in England.
In 1881, the original 16th-century manor was destroyed by a fire and rebuilt with all the modern comfort of the time, including central heating and all the most up-to-date kitchen utensils. The 17th-century Gatehouse and North Wing, have survived the conflagration, including the 32m Long Gallery with its artistic plaster scenes from the Old Testament.
Opening Hours & Admission
The house is open between 27 March and 31 Oct, from 11am to 5:30pm (until 5pm in October). It is closed on Mondays. Admission is £7.50 for adults, £3.75 for children or £18.75 for a family ticket.
The garden are open daily all year round from 10am to 6pm. Entry costs £4.20 for adults and £2.10 for children.
How to get there
Lanhydrock House is 4km southeast of Bodmin. Bus No 55 and DAC Coaches 269 (St Austell-Callington) both stop at Bodmin Parkway, 3km from the house.
By car, the house can be accessed from the A30/A38 (Bodmin-Liskeard) or B3268 (Bodmin-Lostwithiel) roads.