for one person on their own... or up to eight people
Starting from Truro... but we can start at your hotel/B&B from anywhere in Cornwall... we go to Fowey, scenic ancient harbour and home to the late Daphne du Maurier, on to Looe and Antony House on the River Lynher near Torpoint. (visit Antony House ... visiting times vary).
Antony House was constructed between 1711-1721 for Sir William Carew whose family had owned the estate since 1492. The house stands on a peninsular formed by the confluence of two estuaries - the River Tamar to the east and the river Lynher to the north with the sea forming the southern edge. Antony House features some exceptional furnishings. A splendid collection of portraits includes examples of works by Reynolds and a painting of Charles I at his trial. There are 25 acres of gardens landscaped by the renowned Georgian garden designer Humphrey Repton, and also some 50 acres of natural woodland to explore.
Allow between 1.5 and 2.5 hours at Antony House.
For lunch we have several options.
OPTION ONE: Eat at Antony House.
OPTION TWO: Eat at the Rising Sun at Cawsand... good food, good beer and a lovely setting!
OPTION THREE: Eat at Mount Edgcumbe... our second house today.
Our second house today is Mount Edgcumbe.
Mount Edgcumbe is the stunning Tudor home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. The house is located on a peninsular that extends into the River Tamar, giving Edgcumbe and the surrounding grounds some spectacular views over Plymouth Sound, one of England's finest natural harbours. In the Second World War, the house was destroyed by German bombers during the 1941 Blitz on Plymouth. The house was left as a derelict shell until 1958, when Adrian Gilbert Scott was commissioned by the 6th Earl to rebuild it.
Allow between 1.5 and 3 hours at Edgcumbe House.
If time, energy and enthusiasm allow, return to Truro (or where you are staying) via Cremyll, Kingsand, Cawsand, Freathy, Seaton and the Looe Valley (to complete your sight seeing for the day!).
If other Cornish Gardens have more appeal, just let us know and these will be the ones we visit.
And if you'd just like to go to just one Cornish Garden - say The Eden project - we'll provide a PRICE QUOTATION FOR TRANSPORT FROM AND BACK TO YOUR HOTEL/B&B
- ON REQUEST.
Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW),
Southampton : Ocean, QE2, Mayflower,
Terminal 5 (Mayflower Terminal),
Ask for a Quotation!
London Heathrow to Cornwall £400
London to Cornwall £480
Southampton & Portsmouth to Cornwall £370
All other locations please enquire for price.
to and from Cornwall... for 'Cornwalltour' search: London Paddington to Truro www.thetrainline.com
Merchant House in Truro is a friendly, welcoming place to stay for every nature of visit...read more
Video of Cornwall and the West of England (created by Anthea from Australia who toured Cornwall with her husband Gary in 2011 - with Cornwalltour)
Plus - First Class Airport and Cruise Ship Shuttle Service for the West of England and Cornwall - Optional Extra!