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Pentillie Castle & Estate

Paynters Cross
St Mellion
PL12 6QD

Tel: 01579 350044

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Pentillie Castle & Estate

About us

Pentillie Castle sits in the heart of a large private family-owned estate, on the Cornish Banks of the River Tamar. Ideally situated on the borders of Cornwall and Devon, Pentillie provides the perfect country home from home for your holiday, with Plymouth City Centre, south-coast sandy beaches and Dartmoor National Park all within a short drive.  

The Castle can accommodate up to 22 adults and up to 4 children throughout its 9 luxury ensuite bedrooms and two additional bedrooms in the castellated turrets. All first-floor rooms have beautiful far-reaching views across the Tamar Valley or of the historical estate gardens. One bedroom is located on the ground floor with a wet room facility to enable disabled access, three rooms are dog friendly, and most can be twinned upon request.

Creating the homely atmosphere, guests have the exclusive use of the Castle and its extensive facilities, including the large farmhouse style AGA kitchen, the elegant dining room, and the outdoor solar-heated swimming pool (open April – September). 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.

To explore their availability and to discuss your stay, please visit, call 01579 350044 or email

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  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2019
  • AA AwardsAA 5 Star - Self Catering AA 5 Star - Self Catering 2019



  • Film - Historic Location
  • Free Wi-Fi available


  • Accessible Rooms
  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Accommodation available for visitors with disabilities
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp to main entrance
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wet Room


  • BBQ
  • Local Produce English Breakfast

Children & Infants

  • Baby Changing Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Countryside Location
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Eco Friendly
  • Electric Car charging point
  • Family Friendly
  • Fire Pits
  • Independent Business
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Log Fire
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • Riverside
  • Swimming Pool
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

Key Features

  • Castle
  • Groups Welcomed
  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Leisure Facilities

  • Outdoor pool - Open April - September
  • Swimming pool

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Android pay accepted
  • Apple pay accepted
  • Cash accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Blu Ray player
  • Coffee Machine
  • Digital TV
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms
  • En-suite
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available - (One suitable for disabled access)
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Smart TV
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • WiFi


Opening Times

open (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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