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Boconnoc, Lostwithiel

Boconnoc

The Estate Office
Boconnoc
Lostwithiel
Cornwall
PL22 0RG
Tel: +44(0)1208 872507

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What better place can there be to stimulate your work or to enjoy your leisure than the setting of a traditional private country estate.

Boconnoc, near Lostwithiel, was a bastion of Royalist support in the Civil war standing out against Parliament at the battle of Braddock Down. In 1717 Boconnoc was bought by Thomas Pitt, former Governor of Madras with part of the proceeds of the Pitt diamond which he had acquired in India and which was later set into the scabbard of Napoleon’s sword. Thomas Pitt founded the political dynasty which was to include two Prime Ministers.

The façade and much of the internal layout of Boconnoc House was designed by Sir John Soane in his early years. His patron was a grandson of Thomas Pitt who became Lord Camelford. They met on the Grand Tour and Camelford himself became an accomplished architect, designing the Corinthian Arch for his cousins at Stowe. The house is currently being restored and visitors can see work in progress by appointment.

Boconnoc is close to the wooded estuaries of South Cornwall and the beaches of Rock and Trebethric are just 20 miles to the North.

The Estate has been a loation for several films, provides a range of self-catering accommodation to suit every kind of visitor including estate houses, converted yard buildings and the Tower apartment in the main house. It is a well established venue for weddings and other social activities as well as offering first class facilities for business events. Telephone is available.

Boconnoc, which is noted for its fine woodlands, has its own sawmill where you can order estate grown timber or have this made into traditional or modern pieces by Anthony Fortescue Fine Furniture.

Boconnoc, Lostwithiel

With Disabled Access: Yes

Facilities
Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available,

Weddings and Conferences
Finding the perfect wedding venue takes time and it is important to find somewhere which makes you feel relaxed from the very first moment you visit. We want you to feel as though Boconnoc House is yours while you are here. This beautiful wedding village is the ideal location for couples looking to find a unique and hidden location in Cornwall and lies at the end of a sweeping drive through magnificent parkland. There is a church next to the house, a civil ceremony room in the Stable Yard and accommodation on site for up to 20 guests. For those who do not wish to partake in any discussions of who will drive home, this is especially beneficial!

The lawns in front of the house are an ideal spot for your drinks reception with views across the parkland and down to the lake in the valley. The main house has four beautiful reception rooms. The Drawing Room can be used for your drinks reception, the Garden Room seats 110 guests and with an additional marquee attached to the end of the room 240 guests can be seated. The Panelled Room and Smoking Room can then be used for your bar and dancing.

Further Information
ACCOMMODATION
If you need a break from the strains of every day life, Boconnoc is the ideal escape. Our self catering cottages in the 18th century Stable Yard are surrounded by 200 acres of parkland and ancient woodland, and are alive with birdsong. There are beautiful walks through the grounds and gardens or you can sit by the lake with a bottle of wine in the evening light, watching the fish rise and the ducks come in to nest. Bring bikes as there are some good cycle routes along the private roads on the estate.

There are plenty of things to keep you and the family entertained in the surrounding area from secret beaches, bustling fishing villages, delicious pubs and restaurants, wildlife centres, canoeing trips or surfing lessons. For details on all these activities please download Things To Do In Cornwall.

All the accommodation is inclusive of heating, electricity, bed linen and towels. There is wifi available in the estate office close to the cottages.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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