Pentillie Castle - Self Catered Private Hire

Aerial Shot of Pentillie Castle, Cornwall
Pentillie Castle and Estate, Cornwall
Playing croquet on the lawn at Pentillie Castle
Dewhurst Bedroom at Pentillie Castle, Cornwall
Pentillie Castle and Estate, Cornwall
Pentillie Castle and Estate, Cornwall
Pentillie Castle and Estate, Cornwall
Pentillie Castle and Estate, Cornwall
Pentillie Castle and Estate, Cornwall
Pentillie Castle and Estate, Cornwall
Pentillie Castle and Estate, Cornwall
Pentillie Castle and Estate, Cornwall
Aerial View of Pentillie Castle by Charlotte Dart
The Tillie Bathroom with roll top bath at Pentillie Castle
The Victor Bathroom at Pentillie Castle & Estate
Fine dining in the Castle Dining Room
The entrance hall at Pentillie Castle
The solar heated outdoor swimming pool at Pentillie Castle
Pentillie Castle and Estate
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Hire this impressive 17th Century Castle in the heart of the Tamar Valley

Self Catered Private Hire at Pentillie Castle

Set on the Devon/Cornwall border with beautiful views over Dartmoor and the River Tamar, privately hire Pentillie Castle with your family and friends, accommodating up to 22.


In the heart of the Tamar Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Castle is set within the private Pentillie Estate, on the surrounding banks of the River Tamar. Ideally situated on the borders of Cornwall & 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.

What's included...

Pentillie can accommodate up to 22 guests in their 9 luxury en-suite bedrooms, plus two additional bedrooms in the castellated turrets sharing a bathroom. All first floor bedrooms have stunning views of the River Tamar across to Devon or of the historic Castle gardens. One bedroom is located on the ground floor, with a wet room facility, to enable disabled friendly access, and most bedrooms can be twinned if requested.

Creating the homely atmosphere, guests have the exclusive use of Pentillie's AGA kitchen to cook their evening meals, hearty breakfasts and lunches. Spend lazy summertime days relaxing by the outdoor solar heated swimming pool with a good read and to see in the winter nights, guests can enjoy after dinner games and laughter by the large open 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.

  • Luxury accommodation for up to 22 guests
  • Disabled friendly ground floor bedroom
  • Dog friendly
  • 55 acres of spectacular woodland gardens
  • Outdoor solar heated pool (April to September)
  • Games room
  • Large AGA kitchen
  • Reception rooms
  • Exclusive use
  • Private chef service available 
  • Housekeeping service available

Pentillie is an impressive country house and estate to privately hire for exquisite weddings, special celebrations, private retreats and memorable holidays.

Please call the team directly on +44(0)1579 350044 or email to discuss your stay.

Local attractions

  • Adrenalin Quarry
  • Antony House
  • Bodmin Moor
  • Caerhays
  • Camel Trail Cycle Route
  • Camel Valley Vineyard
  • Cardinham Woods
  • Carnglaze Caverns
  • Cotehele National Trust House
  • Dartmoor National Park
  • Eden Project
  • Lanhydrock National Trust House
  • Looe (beach & shopping)
  • Morwellham Quay
  • Mount Edgcumbe
  • Newquay surf beaches & town
  • Newquay Zoo
  • Plymouth City & Hoe (Mayflower Steps)
  • Poldark Set
  • Rick Steins Padstow
  • Shapham Vineyard
  • St Mellion International Golf Resort
  • Tamar Trails & Adventure Centre
  • Tamar Valley Donkey Park
  • The Cornish Maize Maze (seasonal)
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Whitsand Bay


Christmas and New Year at Pentillie

Pentillie is available to privately hire for an unforgettable Christmas or New Year celebration.
Enjoy the entire castle and its luxury en-suite accommodation, relax in front of the log fires, and walk off the Christmas pudding by taking a stroll in the 55 acres of woodland gardens.
Exclusive hire over the festive period is self-catered, and includes a luxury hamper on arrival, Christmas trees, plenty of logs for the open fires, as well as the boring, but useful stuff like VAT, linen, heating and electricity for up to 22 guests in our 11 luxurious bedrooms (9 double en-suite, and two additonal bedrooms in the castellated turrets sharing a bathroom). Full T&C’s apply.

New Year 2020 currently available to book, for further information please ring 01579 350044, or email:  

Nearest Information Centre

9.8 Miles

Nearest Train Station

3.8 Miles

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