Pentillie Castle and Estate, Cornwall

Paynters Cross, St. Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall , PL12 6QD

An impressive B&B set inside a historic castle

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  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Overlooks River Tamar
  • DIY Suppers
Pentillie Castle and Estate Overview
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Bar
  • Dog Friendly
  • Children Welcome
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Disabled Rooms
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Conference facilities
  • Civil ceremonies
  • Clay Pigeon shooting
  • Walking/Jogging trails
  • Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing

Overlooking the beautiful River Tamar and stunning Cornish countryside of the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pentillie Castle in Cornwall is possibly the grandest B&B in the country and regular winners of tourism awards for their outstanding accommodation and green credentials.

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.


If the breathtaking scenery isn’t enough to keep you occupied throughout your stay at Pentillie Castle the facilities here certainly will.

The public dining room can seat up to 24 guests and is a social area where you can enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea or homemade supper. In winter, the Drawing Room is a cosy space where you can relax by the open fire, or if you want to spend the evening in front of the television, retire to the Sitting Room.

The Game’s Room is the perfect place for those who like to keep themselves busy. Enjoy a game of pool or try your hand at table tennis.

The public kitchen is a large room where you can prepare your own supper and dine with friends or family.

Whatever the weather, the outdoor heated pool is a tranquil place for a refreshing swim. In the warmer months, sit out on the terrace with a chilled drink or perhaps play croquet and boules on the lawn.

Pentillie Castle facilities also include 18 drives for pheasant and clay pigeon shooting, and keen fly fishermen will be pleased to learn that the River Tamor is brimming with salmon and trout.

Other outdoor activities can be arranged for you during your stay, such as boat trips and excursions to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.

Pentillie Castle Gardens

Hidden among Pentillie’s spectacular gardens, a restored Mausoleum and walled garden can be found. But if you enjoy getting lost in a beautiful world of plants and flowers, you can explore the many paths that surround the castle.

Pentillie Castle Weddings

This heavenly setting is just perfect for weddings. With an idyllic riverside and castle backdrop, you couldn’t imagine anything more romantic. There are several venues available for weddings, which are licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships. Choose from a marquee on the lawn overlooking the river, the Bathing Hut or below the loggia and pavilion.


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