Ground floor: Drawing RoomStunning staircase leading to first floor
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Boconnoc House is a fine country estate tucked away along two miles of private roads. The house was beautifully restored by the Fortescue family over a 12 year period and retains the elegance of the Georgian era but with the 20th Century comforts and luxury we expect today. Retaining many original features the drawing room has wonderful decorative classical mouldings, plaster cornicing, coving and ceiling roses. There is an exceptionally beautiful painted staircase depicting four goddesses.
Situated amongst rolling parkland, you get a real sense of magic as you drive through the gates and weave your way up to the house where you are transported to the elegance and ambiance of a by-gone era. Surrounded by woods and farmland, it is the perfect location for large house parties with 9 bedrooms and bathrooms, four large reception rooms (two of which have log fires) a kitchen and library filled with books along with a projector for movie nights, it has everything you need to entertain large numbers of guests.

There are lovely walks throughout the estate around the deer park and lake, through the woodlands and up to the obelisk. The estate is tranquillity itself, affording a peaceful and away from it all holiday. There are many lovely locations to sit amongst the gardens, listen to the sounds of birdsong and water flowing and appreciate the truly Cornish landscape.
At certain times of the year, the estate is host to a wide variety of events.
The closest shop and pub are at the small creek side village of Lerryn, about 10 minutes drive away, a honey pot for artists with lovely views. Lostwithiel is the nearest small town, approximately 3 miles away, once the chief stannery town of Cornwall where there are a number of interesting antique shops, several pubs and restaurants serving great local food and the usual assortment of butchers, baker and grocery shops. The nearest beach is 20 minutes away by car at Lantic Bay, however it is also only a short drive to the extensive choice of beaches both on the North and South coast, with the picturesque quay and estuary views at Fowey and a small sandy cove at Readymoney. Boconnoc is 15 minutes off the A30, 4 hours from London, trains from Paddington to Liskeard or Bodmin run frequently and the stations are about 15 minutes away. There are some excellent places to visit close by with National Trust Lanhydrock House and Gardens and the Eden project about 20 minutes away.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps 18 guests
Nine bedrooms in total, three twin bedrooms and six double bedrooms, one of which has a four poster bed
Flagstone floors and exposed beams
Log fires
Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome at this property (small additional charge per dog)
Extensive gardens with a lake and a deer park
Ample off street parking
Limited WiFi (not in main house)
Minimum stay of two nights during April to September and one night during October to March (excluding all Bank Holidays)

Additional Features

Well equipped commercial kitchen with free standing gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, large freezer, larder fridge and wine cooler fridge
Additional kitchenette on the first floor with kettle, microwave and fridge
Garden furniture
Freeview Television in the Gallery
DVD player and radio
The library has a projector so you can immerse yourselves in cinema nights in front of the fire
Trout fishing can be arranged
Services including additional housekeeping and a chef can be arranged for an additional cost

Attractions and nearby amenities

Boconnoc hosts many events from open gardens to music recitals, full details can be found here
For a great family day out, visit the world famous Eden Project located just three miles away from Lostwithiel
Enjoy a trip to Fowey, a charming town with stunning views across the estuary. Its narrow winding streets are home to top quality shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs along the water's edge
Lostwithiel boasts a busy calendar of festivals throughout the year, such as LostFest
Enjoy a day out exploring the nearby coastline and discover many small sheltered coves and secluded beaches
There are an abundance of attractions nearby, such as the Lostwithiel Museum and The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Visit the National Trust property of Lanhydrock, a magnificent late Victorian country house with garden and wooded estate

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
2 single beds
Bedroom 7
2 single beds
Bedroom 8
1 king bed
Bedroom 9
1 double bed

The space
Bathrooms: 8+
Bedrooms: 9
Beds: 13
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM


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