This tour will take us on a journey into Cornwall’s fascinating history, and provide a wonderful insight into some of Cornwall’s most impressive and historical buildings.
We start by visiting the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel which dates back to the 12th Century. Here we can explore the numerous unique and intriguing antique shops which have earned this historical town its label of “antique capital of Cornwall”.
Following the wooded valley we then head to Lanhydrock House which will take us back to Victorian times as we explore this perfect example of a country house and estate. Discover two sides of Victorian life, from the kitchen and servant’s quarters where all the hard work went on to the elegant and luxurious living areas, with a high Victorian style.
This grand Victorian house has many stories to tell, find out how the First World War affected the fortunes of the Agar-Robartes family, also how a terrible fire in 1881 gave birth to a new chapter at Lanhydrock. The stunning gardens and grounds are not to be missed with their beautiful herbaceous borders and ancient woodlands.
Trerice will be our second house to visit, an Elizabethan Manor House with a delightful garden and fine interior. Full of history and beauty this Tudor mansion inspired the original Poldark stories written by Winston Graham.
Itinerary (timings are approximate)
|9.00 am –||Collection from your accommodation.|
|Morning –||Explore the historical town of Lostwithiel before visiting Lanhydrock house.|
|12.30pm –||Lunch in a traditional Cornish Inn.|
|Afternoon –||After discovering the delights of Lanhydrock we travel onto the manor house of Trerice, with hopefully time for a Cornish cream tea to end the day.|
|5.30pm –||Return to your accommodation.|
** Here in Cornwall we are fortunate to have an array of amazing period properties to visit, each with their own story to tell. If you wish, we can create a tailor made tour specifically to suit your interests. So please get in touch and we can start to create your perfect day out, stepping back in time to hear about the people that built and lived in these wonderful old buildings.
For further examples see The Grand Houses of Cornwall Tours (2)
Image credits – Jerry Harpur and Andrew Butler