Friday, 21 May 2010

A visit to Prideaux Place - the home of Rosamunde Pilchers "Coming Home"

Good Morning Girls, I couldnt remember the name of the large house we visited while visiting Padstow on Wednesday, but after reading one of my comments I remembered the reason I needed to find out. Anyway the name of the house is Prideaux Place and it belongs to the Prideaux-Brune family, its been used for the filming of Rosamunde Pilchers "Coming Home" and Twelve Night, and in fact the floor in the great hall still bears the painting that they created for Twelve Night, as the owner of the house liked it so much it was left after the filming company had gone.
If youd like to visit this house I would click on this email address http://www.prideauxplace.co.uk/contact.html to find out more, though there isnt very much information on this site you might be able to track down more elsewhere. It is only open in the afternoons as the family are still living there (you might just meet them as you are going around with the tour guide). The house has only been open to the public for a short time and until  recently when then needed money to repair the library the grant was only given on a condition that they did so. Its well worth the visit and we had a lovely time walking around and through the beautiful rooms. I hope this helps Melodie as it seems shes a great fan of Rosamunde Pilcher, and if I remember rightly it was Joanna Lumley who was one of the actresses who took part in this TV Film.

9 comments:

Jessie said...

Wow it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing your holiday photos :)

Poppy said...

Great photos,glad you had a nice time.I love padstow well corwall in genral such a pretty place.
poppy

Clare *Littlebear* said...

I haven't seen the film, but the house is fabulous!
Clare x

Elborgi said...

Nice picture- it is a wonderful place !
Hugs
Elma

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i'll just bet it was gorgeous! the outside is gorgeous!

chris said...

Wow may have to visit there shirley in cornwall soon so yes I think thats a must, as we are not that far from padstow.
hugs chris xx

Hope Jacare said...

What an amazing house - sounds like you had a great break! Thanks for popping by! Cheers Claire x

treesawardincrafts said...

This photo and the one on the previous post are both beautiful, they could be post cards. Looks like you had a lovely time. I remember I had my first cornish pastie in cornwall. We were camping and so hungry we could eat a horse, then an Ice cream van pulled up and a queue started forming. We were dumstruck, it was the middle of the wetest and worst English Summers and we just couldn't fathom why someone would want ice cream. But they were selling pipin' hot Cornish Pasties, and chips!

Thanks for your comment on my blog, and enjoy the freebies.

Hugs
Teresa

Melodie said...

Thank you for this wonderful foto.
Hugs
Melodie