A lived-in family home

The back of Antony house surrounded by blue sky

Spend some time unwinding in the house, taking in the personal touches of a grand yet comfortable family home. Look out from the upstairs bedrooms across the expansive views and breathe.

Antony is a house full of faces and personalities. Generations of Carews look down from gilded frames as you walk through the rooms. A rich family history tells of English Civil War intrigue and the remarkable scholarship and creativity of an important family.

The beauty of Antony derives not from ornament but from its stone, which glows a silvery grey on a bright Cornish day, and from its perfect proportions, which give it a timeless quality. The setting is even more breathtaking. The house sits high above the river Lynher with sweeping views.

Sunlit hall
Antony house hall with light coming in through the windows
Sunlit hall

Treasures in the house include portraits painted by Joshua Reynolds, a flag surviving from the English Civil War and a portrait of Charles I painted during his trial one month before he was executed. The spirit of collecting is kept very much alive at Antony so enjoy the novelty of seeing recent acquisitions displayed next to older pieces. Learn more about the items in the house and how they are cared for on a Conservation-in-Action afternoon

The house is still lived-in by the Carew Poles making a visit to Antony particularly special. Expect to see toys in the saloon because a litle boy and girl live here. The personal touch is everywhere from the bedtime reading laid out in still used bedrooms to the occasional sighting of Alba, the family dog.