Established by an Andrew or a James Vowler as a small farm during the early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Parnacott evolved over successive generations to become a country gentleman's estate.
"Parnacott really was the perfect location to get together with old college friends and for all our children to play together. They really loved the dressing-up box and put on a spectacular 'talent show' for us all on New Year's Eve. 'Grown-up' dining after they had all gone to bed was such a treat in the beautiful dining room! My family enjoyed cycling the Tarka Trail and a sunny coastal walk around Hartland Point. It's a lovely house and so great to see layers of family history all around. Thank you."
Jan Dinsdale, a freelance Ecologist from Cornwall, added:
"I wish you well in attracting another pair of barn owls to your tea chest next year. I regularly see short-eared owls in west Cornwall - they hunt in the day time - but I have yet to see a little owl. Hope you are lucky. Do you think your dragonfly was perhaps a female emperor?"