About us

This is our beautiful home in West Cornwall and as soon as we saw it we knew it was too good to keep to ourselves.

We moved our family from Oxfordshire to Cornwall in June 2016 looking for a different pace of life and somewhere to create beautiful holiday accommodation for others to escape the rat-race too. And here at Pengelly, we discovered a magical piece of land with lakes, wildflowers, birdlife, the biggest, brightest dragonflies we’ve ever seen. Oh and the odd Buddha or two.

Since our arrival we’ve worked hard on our beautiful land to return it to its natural best, with the ornamental gardens close to the entrance gradually merging into the wild Cornish beauty of the lakes and meadows beyond.

We’ve also built two unique lakeside properties, the Sail House and the Boat House, to provide relaxing holiday accommodation with unbeatable lake views. We’ve welcomed lovely guests to Pengelly Retreat in its entirety too.  And all this in a peaceful rural setting just 15 minutes’ drive from fabulous beaches on the North and South coasts of Cornwall.

If you are looking for a special place to retreat, relax and re-charge your batteries in a tranquil location with nature all around you, then come and stay at Pengelly Retreat.  We look forward to welcoming you to your own piece of paradise.

Ruth, Jim & Aggie


Pengelly Retreat Meadows

Pengelly Retreat Lakes