Attraction in Bodmin
The present Georgian House was completed by Sir John Molesworth, 5th Baronet, circa 1770. The East side has an imposing Palladian entrance; on the West can be seen part of an older house; whilst the back faces a courtyard, cottages, Tea Rooms and a Children's Play Area.
The interior contains an impressive inner hall and vaulted ceiling and a vast heating stove made in Plymouth in the 1830s. The music room has a fine plaster ceiling depicting the four seasons; with simulated birds-eye maple grained panelled walls. The panelled entrance hall has a secret door into the drawing room.
There is a superb collection of paintings with works by Arthur Devis, Samuel Scott, Richard Wilson, Henry Raeburn and many other well known artists, in addition to the family portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds, set amongst some outstanding furniture and porcelain.
1998 - Gold Award - Best Property in the United Kingdom
1998 - Most Enthusiastic and Informatiive Guides in the United Kingdom
1998 - Best Property for Families in the United Kingdom
1998/9 - Best Property in the South West Region
As voted for by our visitors in the NPI National Heritage Award Scheme
The House is still owned and lived in by the family.
Months Open: 2 Apr - 26 Oct
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Admission Price: £8 (house and gardens); £4 gardens only
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Licensed Tea Rooms
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