Boconnoc House and Gardens, Cornwall
Boconnoc is a country estate in South East Cornwall tucked down two miles of private roads. The main house and grounds are available to hire for anything from a candle lit dinner for two, a house party for 18 guests or a self catering holiday cottage to a wedding or party for up to 240 guests.
Anthony Fortescue, owner of Boconnoc, was determined to restore the dilapidated main house to its former glory as it had been uninhabited since the 1950s. He also wanted to open the estate and house to give others the opportunity to enjoy its magic, space and tranquillity. The restoration project of the house took 12 years of hard work with a fantastic team of craftsman and builders.
Recently awarded the Historic Houses Association / Sotheby’s Restoration Award and the Georgian Group 2012 Architectural Award for the Restoration of a Country Mansion, Boconnoc House now has a heart beat again.
As Boconnoc is a family run business, we offer total flexibility and versatility, nothing is too much trouble and we want everyone to experience the hidden beauty of the place. This unique setting is a wonderful escape from the busy outside world.
Boconnoc is located 15 minutes from Bodmin and 40 minutes from Newquay airport, within easy reach of both the north and south coasts. There is a deer park within the grounds and the gardens, bursting with reds, pinks and yellows in the Spring and early Summer when the rhododendrons, azaleas and camelias are in flower, are open to visitors on Sundays in May. Group visits to the house, church and garden can be arranged at any time of the year. The Estate has been used for numerous film locations including the Rosamund Pilcher’s – Indian Bride, Happiness Unbridled, Questions of the Heart, Love on the Horizon and English Wine, scenes from the 1993 film of ‘The Three Musketeers’ and the BBC 2 production of ‘Daphne’.
It gives us as a family so much pleasure to welcome people to Boconnoc to enjoy the beauty and magic of the place.
- Boconnoc Dog Show This Sunday 17th May the gardens are open in aid of the Children's Hospice South West and the well… »
- Rhododendron clearance at Boconnoc If you have driven along the obelisk drive to Boconnoc recently you will have seen the… »
- We are delighted to announce that Country Life has chosen beautiful Boconnoc to hold their first ever exclusive reader weekend.… »
- Hydrangea by Mally Francis If you are a budding artist, or would love to learn to paint, we will be hosting two art… »