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Godolphin House

Age group: 8+

Location: WEST Cornwall


Contact: nr Helston, TR13 9RE

TEL: 01736 763194


In the 17th-century, Godolphin was considered to be the most fashionable house in west Cornwall. Long since abandoned, this beautiful, romantic home and garden has an air of antiquity and peace about it.


The garden has barely changed since the 16th century though. Boasting an original medieval layout, it is considered to be one of the most important historic gardens in Europe today.


The nearby Godolphin Hill is a small cone of heath-covered granite, providing panoramic views of Mount's Bay on the South Coast and St Ives Bay in the North. Take a leisurely wander around the lush estate and discover the Leeds Engine House and stack, the remains of the Godolphin family mine. Then disappear into the tranquil and mysterious woodland, where the mine has left an unnatural, undulating landscape.


Godolphin is an ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate. The Godolphin Estate came into the ownership of the National Trust in 2007 and measures an impressive 550 acres (220 ha).


The house is actually available as a holiday let for approximately three weeks each month too, when it is not open to the public. Click here for more information on staying at Godolphin. Please note though; they are unable to hold weddings at Godolphin, but can host wedding receptions as long as there are no more than 20 guests and the house is booked for a minimum of three nights.


This hugely atmospheric house sits in beautiful gardens and in great walking country. It is also only a short drive to lovely sandy beaches on both the north and south Cornish coasts

Helston 6 miles, Camborne 8 miles, Penzance 10 miles