- Outdoor Pool
- Dog Friendly
- Children Welcome
- Croquet Lawn
- Complimentary Wifi
- Complimentary toiletries
- Disabled Rooms
- Conference facilities
- Civil ceremonies
- Clay Pigeon shooting
- Walking/Jogging trails
- Horse Riding
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.
This is the largest of the Pentillie Castle rooms and is the ultimate in luxury, with a super-king size four poster bed, separate dressing area and phenomenal views of the river and gardens. The bathroom has a walk in shower and separate bath. The suite has been named after Sarah Coryton (nee Dewhurst). Her grandfather’s paintings hang from the walls along with family portraits.
Some of our favourite features of this room are the chaise longue, original iron fireplace and the 7ft bed! The rocking chair is perfect for sitting and soaking up the gorgeous views of the river, or sink into some warm bubbles in the claw foot bath for a spot of self indulgence. Coryton takes its name from the owners of the castle and it displays ancestral portraits of Captain Jack and his brother.
Plush carpet and a huge bathroom with a free standing bath add pure luxury to this room. While away the hours as you enjoy views of the river. Pentillie Castle was built by Sir James Tillie, who inspired the name of this room. Paintings from local artist Nick Urwin adorn the walls.
Soft pinks and white give a fresh feel to this double room, which can also be used as a twin. Dual-aspect windows afford vast panoramas of the countryside and castle grounds. Dick Spencer, father of owner Ted Coryton, can be seen in photographs that decorate the rooms. You will also find original drawings from his school years.
Cool and elegant with a contemporary bathroom, Victor is a calming space where you can enjoy countryside views. Admiral Sir Victor Crutchley VC, great uncle of Ted Coryton, gave his name to this superior double/twin room.
Stylish yet understated, this spacious room can be used as either a double or a twin. The bathroom boasts a walk in shower and separate bath. Dual aspect windows are a great feature, providing countryside views that reach for miles. Taking its name from the family of Ted Coryton’s mother, Howard hosts a collection of watercolour family portraits.
This standard double or twin room combines shades of blue and grey with antique furniture, and looks out over the courtyard and statue of Sir James Tillie. The room is named after Ted Coryton’s cousin, Vice Admiral Parker, and is home to artwork by Simeon Stafford.
Although smaller than some of the other rooms, Kitson is still packed with as much charm. It features a super-king size bed and spacious ensuite with walk in shower. Wake to wonderful views of the river and castle gardens. Kitson takes its name from Ted Coryton’s sister and her husband. Artwork from local artists and Elizabeth Kitson take pride of place on the walls.
Splashes of deep red liven up this ground floor double room, which is easily accessed by wheelchairs users. A wet room and adjustable shower with seat have been specially designed, and additions such as colour contrasts for visually impaired guests have been integrated into the décor. This room was named for Charlie Warren, uncle of Sarah Coryton.