Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Godolphin House

I love visiting National Trust properties, so did not miss the opportunity to go to Godolphin House near Helston while I was down in Cornwall. This is a fairly new acquisition by the National Trust and you can read about it if you click on the above link.
It is just coming to the end of a massive restoration project and is only open occasionally as the rest of the time it will be used for holidays. It has sleeping for 12 persons. Not cheap, but what a wonderful setting to spend time in.
All mod cons now provided for guests. To my mind they have integrated the modern amenities into this wonderful building very well indeed.
For once we were allowed to sit on the furniture and take photographs.
The house was used in the 1970s for the filming of the Poldark series.
Unfortunately it was a very dull day when we visited, so my photos do not do it justice.
They have not done a lot to the gardens as yet, but they will be worth a visit in the future.
Ann x


fabriquefantastique said...

English Heritage have some great places to stay, as well.

Linda said...

I love visiting National Trust properties too! We've been members now for quite a few years. I must say we haven't been to any of the ones in Cornwall, yet. But we haven't been down there for a few years. Time for a visit I think.
Lovely pictures.
Best wishes Linda

Kath said...

I just love the colour of those dining room walls!