The restoration of Boconnoc took over twelve years and was recently awarded the Sotheby's Restoration Award along with the Georgian Group Award for the Restoration of a Country Mansion. Anthony Fortescue, owner of the house and estate, had the vision, foresight and determination to realise it must be restored to its former glory in order for others to be able to enjoy this spectacular place and setting. The house has not been lived in for 30 years and needed a new roof and most of the inner structure had to be re-built.
Boconnoc is tucked away down an extensive driveway which weaves through the estate. Once arriving at the 123ft stone obelisk you will pass through the park and arrive at the house. In a setting of total tranquility surrounded by rolling parkland and miles of woodland, the silence is pierced only by birdsong. The roads are private so anything from speed trials to clay pigeon shooting and any other team building events can be held on the grounds, in the woods or across the parkland.
Within the house there are four main event rooms which can seat ten to one hundred guests for conferences and the surrounding gardens and parkland can be used for larger events, ranging from speed rallies to steam fairs which attract up to 6000 – 10,000 visitors a day.
Accommodation is available for up to 26 guests in the house and cottages in the Stable Yard.
Anthony Fortescue, commented: "We are delighted to have won two awards for the restoration project and can now welcome people into the house. We believe Boconnoc will leave you spellbound and be a unique location for your corporate event."