Pencarrow House and gardens

Its magical atmosphere, historical attributes, stunning grounds and seclusion are increasing Pencarrow’s popularity as a film location.

Recent filming has included “A Congregation of Ghosts” starring the late Edward Woodward, Great Country Houses for Athena Films, “The Red Dress” and “The Weekend” both adaptations of the novels written by Cornish author Rosamunde Pilcher and the ever popular Doc Martin television series, starring Martin Clunes.

Please contact us if you are interested in hiring Pencarrow for any future productions.

2011 - English Wine

Based on a novel by Cornish Writer Rosamunde Pilcher, Starring Eva Habermann, Robert Seeliger, Ruther Maria Kubitschek, Barbera Wussow, Sarah Beck, Albert Fortell and Alexander Klaus Stecher. Directed by Dieter Kehler

Pencarrow was transformed into a vinyard and all the rooms on the ground floor were used throughout the film.
The versatility of thre house meant that a few cunning changes of furniture created exactly the look the Director was looking for.

2001 BBC - Going for a Song

In 2001 the BBC borrowed several items for ‘Going for a Song’; among these were a large papier-mache box containing a lovely collection of shells, which is in the Nursery, and also a pair of Minton ‘flower-seller’ candlesticks from the Boudoir.

2000 - Hunt for Amazing Treasures

In 2000 an American company shot some sequences here for a programme on their Learning Channel, called 'Hunt for Amazing Treasures'. It told how a hitherto unknown manuscript by Beethoven was found among the papers at Pencarrow. This manuscript was sold at Sotheby’s in London to raise money for essential roof repairs.

1998 - The Red Dress

A Rosamond Pilcher novel was filmed here in the summer of 1998 by a German company. It was called “THE RED DRESS”. Some of the story revolved around a gentleman in a wheelchair and we had to build special ramps for the steps in the Italian Gardens. The house stayed open during the filming but we had to redirect some of the visitors and put up notices imploring “Complete silence please, filming taking place.”


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