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Lanhydrock is a country house located in Cornwall and was a wonderful Victorian country house. The house itself is situated in extensive grounds totalling 890 acres above the River Fowey and it has been managed by the National Trust since 1953. The house is a Grade I listed building and is surrounded by formal gardens and is surrounded by a hill behind the house which is planted with a selection of shrubs and trees. Lanhydrock House is one of the most impressive houses in Cornwall. It is built of local grey slate and granite around an inner courtyard and the house dates back to 1640. In 1620 Richard, 1st Lord Robartes bought the house and restored and constructed the house to what can be seen presently. Lord Robartes came from a wealthy family from Truro who were tin traders. The house itself has over 50 rooms that are open to visitors and the house has been recreated to resemble an Edwardian country house. At present, it is one of the longest public tours of any National Trust house. The tour takes in the various rooms in the house such as some servant bedrooms, nurseries and the main reception as well as the historical garden outdoors. The estate has also featured on films and also played host to an episode of BBC TV’s Antiques Roadshow.

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