Prideaux Place 21 / 1 / 2014

Prideaux House Padstow

Perhaps like us your mind is turning to the holidays and you are planing your adventures in Cornwall. Today is particularly wet but in Cornwall one thing is for certain, the weather can change before you know it! We still have some cottages available for this year, the perfect base whatever the weather!

Our sleepy village of Chaple Amble may feel like a million miles away from the hustle and bustle, but we are actually very well located to explore Cornwall, especially the North Coast. We are in easy reach of the fishing village Padstow and it is certainly worth the visit.

You can access Padstow by road or on a clear day why not catch the boat from Rock and take in the full beauty of the Camel Estuary.

Padstow is of course now well renowned for its food connections with famous names like Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth at No.6 putting it firmly on the map. This charming town is also the home of the very elegant and the very grand Prideaux Place manor house.

This family owned grand house goes back 14 generations and is a true gem in the Cornish crown. If you like strolling round sprawling grounds pretending you are lord and lady of the manor, than this place is for you.

The house itself has been left largely unchanged in the last 4 centuries. It is a beautiful Elizabethan manor house dating back from the 16th century. Many of the rooms of this grand family home have been left just as the American Army left them at the end of the Second World War.

Today you can expect traditional Cornish Cream teas and events such as Shakespeare in the park and motor car shows. The house has also been a star of the film screen with actors such as Joanna Lumley, Peter O’Toole, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, Keira Knightly and Ralph Fiennes gracing its  vast rooms.

The house opens its doors once again in the Spring, so perhaps make it one of your destinations when you visit us North Cornwall.

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