Out of all the National Trust houses in Cornwall, Godolphin House is my favourite. It’s hidden up country lanes, and the surrounding landscape doesn’t seem to have changed since the house was first built. If you want to see inside the house, you have to be careful with your dates, as it’s only open one week in four. The rest of the time, the National Trust rents it out as a self catering property. You can check here exactly when it is open or whether you will just be able to see the garden.
The gardens when we visited in July had beautifully planted herbaceous borders.
By pure fluke, we just happened to be there when the house was open and you can sense its history straightaway at the ancient front door.
Iliked the humorous detail of these old Dutch tiles in one of the bathrooms.
There is the most intricate Venetian glass chandelier in one of the bedrooms; I struggled to take a decent photo and you can see me with my camera in the mirror.
The piggery has been converted into a small shop, cafe and loos. There’s only sandwiches and cakes on sale but the cakes are both delicious and big…..
This granola bar was enormous, jutting off the tea plate and enough for two.
And this was also a typically good National Trust piece of coffee cake.