Restored Cider House at Godolphin Estate opened to the public

May 11th, 2015

An old hidden cider house at Godolphin Estate has undergone major renovation work following a large conservation project.

For many years this old house was propped up with telegraph poles and then scaffolding whilst it slowly deteriorated waiting for enough funds to be raised.

Finally, after a long wait, a local art teacher left a £100,000 legacy to fund a project within Cornwall. Executors for local art teacher, Margery Hall, donated the money to Godolphin due to Margery’s links with the estate.

To enable the restoration to take place, local stonemasons and carpenters were drafted in and their specialist skills were used to restore this old building to be as close as possible to the original.

The cider house is now open to the public and is free to view with admission to the gardens and grounds.

Whilst staying in luxury Cornish cottages Godolphin is a wonderful place to visit; as well as the Cider house, Godolphin estate has a lovely 16th century garden, an engine house and stack, woodland and tea-room. Not forgetting some beautiful walks taking in Godolphin Hill where you can view some stunning scenery looking out towards either St.Ives Bay or St.Michael’s Mount.