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An ancient and atmospheric estate with a medieval garden and historic house

Discover Godolphin, rich in archaeology and wildlife. Travel back in time as you wander around the 16th-century garden, one of the most important historic gardens in Europe.

Explore the wider estate, boasting Leeds engine house and stack, the remains of the Godolphin family mine. 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.

Disappear into the tranquil and mysterious woodland, where the years of mining have left an unnatural, undulating landscape. Go for a stroll along the river and don’t forget to stop for a refreshing cup of tea and slice of home-made cake in our tea-room.

Open on selected dates, Godolphin House was one of the most fashionable houses in Cornwall in the 17th century. You can soak up the atmosphere of peace and antiquity as you explore this romantic home.

 © Mike Henton

A great place to stay

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.

Soak up the outdoors and enjoy this lovely rural location with Cornwall's rugged landscape on your doorstep.

Please note we are unable to hold weddings at Godolphin, but can host wedding receptions as long as there are no more than 20 guests and the house is booked for a minimum of three nights.

Join the Godolphin team

If you're an enthusiastic and sociable person, and would like to donate some time to volunteering for a charity, why not join the team here at Godolphin? Whether it's one day a month as a room guide in the house, or weekly helping to look after the garden or countryside, there are opportunities to get involved with all aspects of caring for this place.

Email us for further information.

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