If you like peace and tranquility you must visit the National Trust’s 15th century Godolphin House. The house was home to the Godolphin family until the mid 18th century, and they made their fortune in tin mining.
By the year 1689 the house boasted 100 rooms, now only a part of the house remains after large parts of the house were demolished in 1805 to make a smaller farm house.
The recently discovered gardens are peaceful and atmospheric as too are the original Elizabethan barns.
The house is only open at certain times because it is used as a National Trust run holiday letting. Please see the website for more details before visiting. The estate also includes the remains of the family tin mine – Leeds engine house and stack. If you walk up Godolphin Hill you will be rewarded with views of St. Michael’s Mount to the south and St. Ives Bay to the north. There are also woodland and river walks to enjoy and a tearoom for refreshments.
Below: Around the gardens
Godolphin House was used as a film location for the 1970’s series of Poldark.
More information and visiting times: Godolphin House – National Trust Page