Pentillie Castle and Estate

, Paynters Cross, St Mellion, St Mellion.
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Set on the beautiful banks of the River Tamar in Cornwall, and nestled within a 1,500 acre private estate, Pentillie Castle is an impressive country house, available to exclusively hire for bespoke weddings, special celebrations, retreats and memorable holidays. Whether you stay for the weekend or a week, you and your guests will have a truly inspirational experience.

The Castle has 11 individually styled bedrooms with stunning views across the River Tamar or of the historic gardens, accommodating up to 22 guests. Most bedrooms can be twinned, three are dog friendly and there is a ground floor bedroom with a wet room facility and disabled-friendly access.

Creating a homely atmosphere, guests have the exclusive use of the farmhouse style AGA kitchen to cook their evening meals, hearty breakfasts and lunches. In the summer, you can relax by the outdoor solar heated swimming pool with a good read and spend winter nights playing after dinner games in front of the open log fire in the drawing room. For the little kids (and big kids), there is a dedicated games room in the cellar with a widescreen smart TV, billiards, table tennis and a darts board.

Whilst staying at Pentillie, guests are welcome to borrow a pair of wellies from the castle boot room to explore the 55 acres of woodland gardens. There are many spectacular walks around the estate, including paths through the Lime Avenue and American Gardens, to Sir James Tillie's mysterious mausoleum and down to the river quay to the picturesque Bathing Hut. Hiring the castle exclusively ensures that you will be the only guests at the castle during your stay.


Ideally situated on the borders of Cornwall and Devon, Pentillie Castle is a perfect country venue to use as a base to explore the very best of the West country. Sandy beaches, Dartmoor National Park, Eden Project and quintessential Cornish villages are all within a short drive.

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Guest rating 9.8
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Children welcome
Disabled access
Swimming pool
River views
Free wi-fi
Guest kitchen
Complimentary toiletries
Walking routes
Golf course nearby
Theatre nearby
Art gallery nearby
Museum nearby
Historic sites
Free car park
Business Centre