Having taken Malcolm and Ann on our local scenic railway line yesterday – the Liskeard to Looe branch line – beautiful despite the rain, today we set off further afield heading for Trelissick Gardens one of our favourite NT properties. The gardens are semi-tropical and splendid with great views down the estuary towards Falmouth….
and inside the house is very interesting indeed telling its story through its various owners including rags to riches Cornish mining millionaires. Ever thoughtful NT provide comfy seats with binoculars to carry on viewing outside from comfort!
The conservatory is unusual..
and the beautiful courtyard is where the excellent cafe/restaurant is as well as the best gallery we have seen, and for Malcolm a great second-hand bookshop.
all in all a terrific NT property and nowhere near as ‘cold’ as many are. Well done, NT!
All that walking and viewing meant that the Pandora Inn which is fairly near was an excellent next stop with its thatch, waterside location, real fires, real ale, good food and atmospheric interior hard to beat. The Georgian galleon on display is most unusual.
Next stop was Mylor and Mylor Bridge to soak up the maritime atmosphere, admire the yachts and visit the church which in its hillside setting overlooking the estuary is virtually comparable to that at St Just-in-Roseland. surely the quintessential creekside church. the church is Norman, fifteenth century and Victorian of course.