Castle Drogo

Last week I met some friends at Castle Drogo, before travelling on to Cornwall with them to stay in Newquay for a few days.

Castle Drogo is one of the most bonkers places I have ever visited. Unfortunately the house was shut but you can see some photos of the interior if you go to the # Castle Drogo Instagram page

It was built between 1911 and 1926 as a family home?!

What were they thinking!

It looked like a prison or a workhouse to us.

Trees mask the glorious views to the moors as you walk around the house.

There are two magnificent arbours. We were not sure what variety of tree they were but my best guess was a type of birch.

My favourite tree was this magnificent maple, what a colour!

with its twisty moss covered trunk.

After lunch in the cafe we drove the hour and a half to Newquay.

This is the view from the apartment we were staying in.

Oh happy days!


19 responses to “Castle Drogo

  1. Going Batty in Wales

    I remember going there years ago. it is classic Arts and Crafts design and yes, very Agatha Christie! But surprisingly domestic in a landed gentry kind of way. Lovely views from your holiday home. Enjoy your break.

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  2. It’s only open occasionally, but it’s surprisingly cosy and very Agatha Christie-ish inside. You’ve reminded me that it’s time I went again.

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  3. It looks like a lovely break and what a strange building. Shame you couldn’t go inside.

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  4. “What were they thinking?” is right. Who would want to live in such a place? Beautiful scenery.

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  5. It always takes a moment for me to remember that Castle Drogo is not in Ireland! Such an intriguing place and what a great day out you must have had – I hope the rest of your trip was as enjoyable

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  6. That maple is glorious but the ‘family home’ looks a bit grim.
    I must get to Cornwall now we’re relatively close. My memories of it are mostly of childhood holidays when my Dad used to wake us up at some ungodly hour of the morning, pile us all into the car and off we’d go in darkness for the six hours or so it took us to get there from London.

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    • Cornwall has some beautiful spots, It was about a 3 hour drive for me to Newquay, but the A30 is such a brilliant road to travel there on, especially out of season.
      I hope you get to go down nostalgia lane back into childhood – I have similar fond memories of midnight drives to Pembrokeshire as a child.


  7. Wonderful pictures and in a couple of hundred years those stones on that house will have mellowed and be lovely.

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  8. Lovely skies in all your photos. And that maple is glorious!

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