History

Carwinion House was built in the 18th century and sits in twelve-acres of wild Victorian gardens, nestled in a south facing valley leading down to the Helford River. The property has been enlarged twice, most recently in 1840.

The historical garden was developed by the Rogers family, who collaborated with the Fox’s of Glendurgan to bring in rare plants, including Dicksonia Antarctica and Cryptomaria Japonica that are still growing here today.

A natural and untamed spring garden prolific with wild flowers, primroses and bluebells, alongside colourful camellias, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, magnolias and ferns, this delightful garden floods your senses of sight and smell.

The Holloway family moved in in the summer of 2015 and have set about refurbishing the house as a family home and for guests to enjoy.

The gardens have been sleeping for some time and are now a work in progress, with the walled garden being brought back to its’ former glory this year, to become a stunning wedding and events venue.

The ponds, streams and paths are being cleared and the bridges renewed, so that guests can safely explore this peaceful and secluded hidden gem with its’ enormous groves of Gunnera, Rhododendron Arboretum and beautiful English Woodland.