Holiday in Cornwall      11th May  -  18th May 2013

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 Day 5  Wednesday 15th May

We visited two National Trust properties today and went on a voyage to rediscover some haunts from Elaine's remote past. First visit of the day was to Lanhydrock, a high Victorian style house that was completely remodeled after a devastating fire in 1881. 


The gate house and the front of the house.  The formal garden in front of the house

        Early fire appliances and a smart dog cart from about 1900


Examples of Rhododendrons and other spring flowers in gardens.


Photographs of the dining tables and some aspects of the kitchen. The roasting spit is one of the largest I have seen and the bread oven is quite a late model.

         Photographs taken in the Estate Office.

In the afternoon we visited Antony House near Tor Point. This is a very attractive Palladian villa built in the early 18th century, not large but beautifully laid out and decorated. The house was donated to the National Trust by the Carew Pole family who still live in the house.


Views of the house:  from across the park, front of house, side range with same the other side, and the back of the house from the gardens.

After leaving Antony House we drove north to visit the village of Henwood on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Elaine's grandfather Huffadine retired to Henwood and is buried in the local church at Upton Cross.

             St Paul's, Upton Cross, graveyard and grandad's grave.

             Henwood and grandad's cottage.  Sharptor.