Some houses have architects while others just seem to have settled into the land they so anciently occupy and nowhere could be truer than Prideaux Place.
Completed by Sir Nicholas Prideaux in 1592 this stunningly beautiful Elizabethan manor house, home to fourteen generations of Prideaux each stamping their own individuality on the sprawling mansion, overlooks the Camel Estuary an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the picturesque fishing port of Padstow to Bodmin Moor beyond.
The house as seen today now combines its traditional Elizabethan architecture with the exuberance of fine Horace Walpole Style Strawberry Hill Gothic with later Georgian additions.
When Peter and Elisabeth arrived in 1988 a huge challenge of restoration lay before them and today the house and the surrounding gardens which overlook the deer park with its fine herd of fallow deer are once more beginning to flourish.
The house, whilst still remaining very much a family home is now an internationally renowned film and television location. Visitors are enchanted by its cornucopia of Cornish history from tales of the Civil War, the 16th century plasterwork ceiling of the Great Chamber, fine panelling, paintings and porcelain to its part leading up to the D-Day landings and a Japanese mother of pearl Namban chest, one of only three to survive from the time of the Armada.
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