Raised up, and overlooking the glistening River Tamar and the lush Cornish countryside of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pentillie Castle in Cornwall is possibly the grandest B&B in the country. In 2013, it was awarded Gold for B&B/Guest accommodation at Visit England Awards for Excellence.
This striking castle peers out from among 55 acres of wooded gardens that play host to a Mausoleum and Bathing Hut. As well as boasting a breathtaking setting, Pentillie Castle has a colourful past. Dating back to 1698 and having undergone a recent renovation, its present owners have certainly done its heritage proud by creating an elegant B&B that is sympathetic to its past. The atmosphere here is extremely laid back and welcoming, with outstanding family hospitality to match.
Even though dinner isn’t served at Pentillie Castle, it is hard to believe that somewhere so grand is a B&B. However, homemade suppers are prepared and kept in the fridge for you to pop in the Aga yourself in the public kitchen. There are also picnic hampers available for you to enjoy during the day.
Shimmering behind the secluded walled garden, an outdoor heated pool tempts you with its warm waters. Or if you prefer to bask in the sun, relax with a drink on the terrace. When you stay here you will be spoilt for things to do. The scenery and landscape lend themselves to a wide array of outdoor adventures, including boat trips, horse riding, golf and fishing.
The castle is home to nine beautifully appointed bedrooms, which are light, bright and airy, providing total tranquility. Pentillie Castle not only preserves its history, but with eco-friendly initiatives in place it also respects its environment. As well as being a member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, it has also been awarded Gold for its green enterprises.
The Bathing Hut, which juts out onto the River Tamar, is one of the most romantic little buildings, and never fails to win the hearts of guests who are looking for an idyllic wedding venue.
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