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A historic house and medieval garden all set within an ancient and atmospheric estate
Discover Godolphin, one of the most fashionable houses in Cornwall in the 17th century. Long since abandoned, you can soak up the atmosphere of peace and antiquity as you explore this romantic home.
Wander around the 16th century garden, one of the most important historic gardens in Europe. It has barely changed over the years.
Don’t forget to visit Godolphin Hill on the south-westerly reaches of the estate. Here you can breathe in some of the best views in Cornwall looking out over St Ives Bay to the north and the famous St Michael’s Mount to the south.
Take a leisurely stroll around the lush estate you may discover the Leeds engine house and stack, the remains of the Godolphin family mine.
Disappear into the tranquil and mysterious woodland, where the years of mining have left an unnatural, undulating landscape. Go for a stroll along our Riverside walk and don’t forget to stop for a refreshing cuppa and slice of home made cake in our café.
For a truly unforgettable break, why not enjoy a holiday at Godolphin, a fantastic opportunity to stay in one of the most fashionable Cornish houses of the 17th century.
Only a short drive to lovely sandy beaches on both the north and south Cornish coasts, it’s a fabulous base for a great seaside holiday.
Why not volunteer at Godolphin in the garden, countryside, house or reception and help to maintain a wonderful piece of Cornish history.