Pentillie Castle and Estate

Built by Sir James Tillie in 1698, in 1809 the castle was remodelled into the commanding castle that still exists today. Offering magical views over the River Tamar, the castle accommodates just 18 guests in nine luxuriously appointed double en-suite bedrooms and is the perfect base from which to enjoy numerous activities around the scenic 2,000 acre estate.

Why we like Pentillie Castle 

A chance to stay in a bona fide castle with the option to fish for salmon, right on your doorstep. We love the DIY supper idea – find your tray in the kitchen, pop the main course you've ordered into the oven and wait for it to heat whilst you pour yourself a glass of wine, or two! 


Pentillie is lucky to have the winding River Tamar bordering the estate. A superb salmon and trout river, it offers excellent sport for fly fishermen from 1st March to 14th October, when tuition and guides can be organised. If fishing is not for you, other available activities include; river boat trips, 4×4 driving through the estate woodlands, horse-riding on the moors or golf at the internationally renowned St Mellion club nearby. From here you can visit Cornwall’s great gardens (discounted tickets available for some including the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project) or have a night out at Plymouth’s Theatre Royal and the spectacular outdoor Minack Theatre.


The atmosphere here is more relaxed than a formal hotel - think more boutique B&B. Each room is individually decorated in attractive, muted tones with fine-art and antiques, and equipped to exceptionally high standards. Communal areas include a large comfortable drawing room with open fire and a games room with pool table, table tennis and board games.

  • Nine beautiful rooms with en suite facilities and stunning views
  • Games room with pool and table tennis tables
  • Fabulous outdoor solar-heated swimming pool in its own walled garden (usually open April – September)
  • 2,000 acre estate with endless pursuits to enjoy


Though peaceful and secluded, Pentillie Castle is only a short drive from Plymouth, Cornwall’s north and south coasts, the championship golf courses of St. Mellion International resort and the wilderness of both Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor.

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