Pengelly Retreat is a lakeside holiday hideaway in the heart of Cornwall. This is a place of big skies, flowing water and rural tranquility where swallows dip into the lake and dragonflies dance above the water. We have just three bespoke holiday accommodations in five acres of private land and lakes offering a relaxing self-catering stay and a peaceful place in nature from which to explore both north and south coasts of Cornwall. This is the ideal choice for couples or singles looking for a tranquil countryside setting within easy access of some of Cornwall's best beaches and attractions.
We offer two beautiful, very private and unique ‘on the water’ holiday properties, both completely bespoke and built to blend into our lakeside location. The Boat House is an architect-designed timber framed house, complete with luxurious double bed, ensuite bathroom, smart living area with log burner, large private outside decks, stunning views from the huge windows and a balcony cantilevered over the lake. The Sail House is an ensuite double luxury yurt overlooking the opposite end of the lake, with incredible sunset views, a private boardwalk and sundeck, a log burner, a plush double bed, indulgent bath tub and outdoor heated shower to rinse off in after a wild swim in the lake.
In addition to our two lakeside properties, the cosy and welcoming Mill Annexe is a self-contained apartment attached to the Mill House, our family home. The Annexe offers clean, comfortable and compact accommodation for a couple or single traveller seeking a holiday base in a rural location.
Finally for groups we also offer the opportunity to rent the entire of Pengelly Retreat, comprising the Boat House, the Sail House and our five-bedroom Mill House. This offers a fabulous and absolutely unique holiday set-up and is particularly well suited to families or small organised groups such as yoga or writers retreats.
We welcome guests to the Sail House and the Mill Annexe to bring their dog with them for a small additonal fee (maximum one dog per booking).
We can also arrange on-site private yoga sessions with an experienced local teacher or guests can treat themselves to a holistic treatment at tranquil therapy rooms nearby.