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“brilliant day”

Lanhydrock House and Garden
Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Bodmin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This 19th-century high-Victorian country house is one of the most fascinating in England. Colourful gardens, riverside walks and family friendly cycle trails.
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This was a brilliant day out .the house was amazing to walk round .great for kids if you want to do the cycle tails, and the gardens were really nice , the restaurant food was really nice and good friendly staff . It was a well worth day prices were really good 25 pounds for 2 adults to see house and gardens . And free for cycle trail . A must go .

2  Thank Kathy R
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

It's a beautiful house, the gardens are also fantastic. The balance of bike riders and pedestrians is reasonable but the car park clearly caters for the bike riders as it is a reasonable walk on foot to the house from there. Fine for most people, we knew bringing the pushchair for our 3 year old was a sensible decision.

The entrance to the car park does not need three people telling you where to park (there are plenty of signs) - this was the sole reason for a large queue to form trying to get in. Also, the car park is well signposted enough to not need these people.

If you bring a picnic, there are not many benches provided to eat it. So bring a picnic blanket.

We are not NT members so when it came to buying a ticket, there was more than one awkward moment when we were told spending £98 would 'save' £31. The lady was very pushy and I needed all of my bon viveur to remain polite and not spend £98.

These things spoiled an otherwise excellent place to visit. Compared the Lost Gardens of Heligan, I would rate there much more highly instead.

2  Thank AirplaneCattleFodder
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We are national trust members, so didnt have to pay but with the recent improvements this is a great day out for all ages. Since we visited last year, they have added a bike hire facility, a cafe at the car park as its quite a walk down to the house and gardens, an adventure play ground and a plant shop. The adventure playground is probably only suitable for children from 8 years onwards. Once down at the house and gardens, the grounds are both extensive and beautiful. We didnt go into the house but spent a lot of time in the gardens. We paid £2 for one of the trails which kept our 7 year old entertained. There are toilets with baby change facilities and most of the grounds are excessible with a pushchair. Whilst there we had a drink and cake in the stables court yard cafe which was nice and had a great lunch in the Housekeepers restauarant. This is quite small and gets busy quickly so to avoid the quere get there at 12pm when it opens. The food was great and really good service. A great day out and will visit again.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Visiting on a hot July day on our way to Joshua's Cottage in St Ives, the superb gardens were at their magnificent peak. After the reception area and toilets, you stroll along to the ticket office, where you can walk on to the house and gardens, or take a stretched golf buggy (small fee) to the entrance.
There is a heady mix of formal, colour filled gardens close to the house, and sweeping herbaceous borders further up the hill. Beyond those, there are more walks around shrubbed and wooded paths leading to the quaint chapel, and rear of the house. Here you will find refreshments, a restaurant and toilets.
We decided to take the walk down through the woods to the river Fowey. The shade and tranquillity provided a lovely walk, and despite a lack of signage, we got to the river. With more lovely scenery along the river bank, we came out at a splendid stone bridge, and to the bottom car park. From there a hot walk up the open valley brought us back to the house/gardens, where there was an option to take the buggy back to base.
Highly recommended for a day out.

Thank Antony S
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Had a lovely visit to this lovely house .It was great to see the staff dressed up in costume .The kitchens are very interesting to see , it also has beautiful gardens .We had a cream tea which was lovely . It was raining so umbrellas are lent to you .A great visit x

Thank Tina H
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