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Prideaux Place

Age group: 9+

Location: NORTH Cornwall


Contact: nr Padstow, PL28 8RP

TEL: 01841 532411


This stunningly beautiful Elizabethan manor house overlooks the picturesque fishing harbour of Padstow in North Cornwall.


Prideaux Place has changed little in the last four centuries. The house as seen today is almost entirely the work of three members of the family; Sir Nicholas Prideaux in the 16th century, Edmund Prideaux in the 18th century and the Rev. Charles Prideaux-Bune in the early 19th century.


Fourteen generations of the family have lived at Prideaux Place since its completion in 1592. Their origins go back almost one thousand years to the time of the Norman Conquest when they are recorded as Lords of the Manor at Prideaux Castle, at Luxulyan near St Austell.


It combines traditional Elizabethan architecture with the 18th century exuberance of Strawberry Hill Gothic. Of its 81 rooms, 46 of those are bedrooms and only 6 of these are classed as habitable! The rest are as the American Army left them at the end of the Second World War my birds, complete with such notices as 'Lance Sergeants Mess' too!


Rosamunde Pilcher OBE (who was born near St Ives my luvvers), having gained enormous popularity in Germany, where over 100 of her stories have been televised, was awarded the British Tourism Award in 2002. The effect on the Cornish Tourist Industry has been unsurpassed and the filming of 14 of her stories here at Prideaux Place for transmission in German speaking countries has made this house a Mecca for visitors from Germany, Switzerland and Austria.


Notes: dogs on leads welcome me ansum's

Wadebridge 8 miles, Port Isaac 16 miles, Bodmin 16 miles, Newquay 17 miles

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