Lanhydrock, near Bodmin, is a magnificent National Trust Victorian country house with extensive servants quarters, gardens and a wooded estate. After a devastating fire in 1881, the house was refurbished in the high-Victorian style, with all the latest modern conveniences of that time. There are 50 rooms to explore – and a wonderful second-hand book shop. It is the perfect country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home. Follow in the footsteps of generations of the Robartes family, walking in the 17th-century Long Gallery among the rare book collection under the remarkable plasterwork ceiling. The kitchens, nurseries and servants’ quarters offer a thrilling glimpse into life ‘below stairs’, while the spacious dining room and bedrooms are truly and deeply elegant.
The house is set in wooded parkland of 1,000 acres and encircled by a garden of rare shrubs and trees.