Pencarrow House is a lovely historic
Georgian house built in the 1760’s and still owned
and lived in to this day, by the Molesworth St Aubyn
family. The house is richly decorated and holds a superb
collection of pictures, furniture, porcelain and some
antique dolls. Sir Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan)
stayed here in 1882 and composed the music for Lolanthe.
The extensive gardens are famous for their conifers—some
of which tower up to 30 metres (100 feet)—and
for the splendid camellias and rhododendrons, which
form a blaze of colour.
Enjoy a guided tour of the house and gardens and meet
the charming Lady St Aubyn herself (subject to availability).
This is very much a ‘lived-in’ family home
rather than a museum, and this gives it enormous charm.
There will be some free time to visit the excellent
craft shop and explore at your leisure. A tasty and
typically Cornish cream tea will also be provided for
you this morning.