Our trip to the west of Cornwall today began with a visit to Godolphin House - or rather to the gardens and grounds, as the house is now a National Trust holiday let and only open a few days a month.
We were able to walk under the colonnade and peek into the courtyard though..
Then off to the side garden via the cider apple orchard..
The garden was created to surround the original house - built in the early 14th century at a time when it was more common for houses to be surrounded with fortifications rather than a neat layout of garden squares.
When the current house was built, in 1475, the aspect was changed but the gardens remained and so in the side garden and the King's walled garden there are paths which have been walked for over 700 years.
There was much to see in the well stocked herbaceous borders and even in the surrounding walls and pathways.