The Best Place to Stay in Cornwall?

Pengelly Retreat is the ideal place for a tranquil holiday in Cornwall surrounded by lakes, nature and countryside.  With just two unique lakeside holiday houses set in five acres of private land and lakes, we are a relaxing holiday hideaway – and a peaceful retreat from which to explore both north and south coasts of Cornwall.

As featured in Coast Magazine (June 2020) – “The whole place has a real sense of magic…The Boat House is a peaceful spot to sit and watch swallows, kingfishers, herons, moorhens and emperor dragonflies.”

So if you’re looking to unwind, reconnect and digitally detox in beautiful lakeside surroundings, then treat yourself to a relaxing stay at Pengelly Retreat.

To book your stay and discover more about the accommodation, the land and us click on the “Book Now” button.  We look forward to welcoming you here 🙂

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Sleep in unique accommodation

Choose from our two beautiful, very private and unique lakeside holiday houses:

The Boat House overlooks the western end of our lake with stunning views from it’s windows and a balcony cantilevered over the water.  This is an architect-designed timber framed house, complete with luxurious double bed, ensuite shower room, smart kitchen and living area, underfloor heating and cosy log burner. Outside the private deck overlooks the lake and there is a private garden area with fire pit with gorgeous lake and stream views.  New for 2020 – a dreamy outside bathtub overlooking the lake!

The Sail House is an ensuite double luxury yurt overlooking the eastern end of our lake, with incredible sunset views. Inside there’s a bespoke wood frame double bed, ensuite bathroom yurt with indulgent bathtub, underfloor heating, log burner and kitchenette/living space. Outside a wooden boardwalk leads to a private sundeck; the fire pit and outside dining area is on a grassy bank overlooking the lake.  The heated outside shower is perfect for rinsing off after a bracing dip in the lake.

Finally for groups we also offer the opportunity to rent the entire of Pengelly Retreat, comprising the Boat House, the Sail House and our four-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.


Explore the area

For those who want to explore the gorgeous surroundings of West Cornwall, we are ideally located and there is so much to see. Take your choice from award-winning beaches, stunning gardens and great estates, picturesque coastal towns and quaint villages all within easy exploring distance. Or get active on land and water with a range of activities nearby from horse riding to surfing.


Retreat & holistic experiences

The land and water here at Pengelly Retreat have an almost magical quality to them and there’s certainly something special about a stay here. Relax in our peaceful waterside location and enjoy the natural surroundings, the sound of running water and birdsong and our beautiful wild flower meadows. This is a perfect spot for painting, writing, yoga, meditation or just to have some time away from it all.  We can arrange private yoga sessions with an experienced local yoga teacher here at Pengelly or treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment in the comfort of your accommodation.


Update – May 2020

We are currently closed to guests in line with UK government’s advice against all non-essential travel within the UK.  We are carefully monitoring the government’s advice and look forward to re-opening again to guests as soon as possible.  Meanwhile we are operating a fully flexible cancellation policy for the entire of the 2020 calendar year.  So if you make a booking with us direct, then we guarantee that if you (or we) need to cancel your booking at any time up until the start of the booking we will refund your payment in full, no questions asked.  Please note this flexible cancellation policy only applies to 2020 bookings which are made direct with us either via the Pengelly Retreat website or via email.