The Estate

The estate consists of just under 1,000 acres of farmland and woodland (165 acres) covering the core area and some outlying areas. At one time the Enys family owned lands in Camborne, St Agnes and Gerrans and Portscatho but today the holding of land is much reduced. As well as farm houses the estate owns a few cottages which would have been let to farm and estate workers. The estate and Trust currently employ two workers who look after the gardens. When the estate was last working to capacity the home farm and gardens employed ten people with further people employed in the house. The Enys Family has its roots in the 13th century when Robert de Enys lived at Enys in the reign of Edward the first. A family tree can be found in the History Room.