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Magnificent late Victorian country house with gardens and wooded estate
Lanhydrock is the perfect country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home.
After a devastating fire in 1881 the Jacobean house was refurbished in high-Victorian style, with the best in country house design and planning and the latest mod cons.
Discover two sides of Victorian life: from the kitchens, nurseries and servants' quarters, which offer a thrilling glimpse into life 'below stairs', to the luxurious family areas, elegant dining room and spacious bedrooms which reveal the comforts of ‘upstairs’ living.
Make sure you take a stroll around the extensive gardens and enjoy their year-round colour. There are beautiful herbaceous borders, a fabulous formal parterre and colourful higher gardens filled with camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.
Experience the heyday of the Agar-Robartes family, who made Lanhydrock their home, and discover how their fortunes changed during the First World War.
Find out more things to see and do on a day here.
The house is closed for winter deep cleaning and conservation until March. However, our shop is open and there are refreshments available daily, apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The hall, dining room and nursery suite are open on selected days for our Victorian Children's Christmas event.
Lanhydrock house is closed for the winter while we undergo our annual deep clean.
Just as in Victorian times when family were away, every item in the house is given a thorough clean then covered or 'put to bed'. With over 20,000 items on display, this is no mean undertaking.
But don't despair because you can enjoy the sights of the changing seasons in our fabulous gardens and 1000 acre estate. Our shop is open and refreshments are available daily too.