If you have any questions about the site and accessibility then please do ask us in advance of making your booking – you can contact us via email on or call us on 01736 850225

Our Business Philosophy…

Pengelly Retreat is unique retreat-style holiday accommodation within the gardens of Pengelly Mill. Pengelly Mill lies to the south of Leedstown, comprises the main house, various outbuildings and nearly 5 acres of grounds. The land is extensively landscaped with an edge-of woodland feel and includes 2 lakes, various water-ways and a stream on the northern boundary. There is abundant wildlife especially in and around the lakes. The site is very peaceful, with no measurable noise, dark skies and yet is only 15mins from both north and south coasts.  Our vision:

  • Create a peaceful relaxing haven, and a unique experience guests cannot find elsewhere
  • Provide a luxurious home-from-home feel within each unit
  • Maximise privacy between the units and us. Keep the business scale small to retain it’s appeal. 
  • Encourage and respect the amazing wildlife and habitats on-site.
  • Is inclusive to as many types of visitor as practically possible.

Flexible Booking Payments…

If you wish you can now provisionally secure your dates at the time of booking with a deposit, with full payment 28 days before arrival to secure. Please speak to us if you need further assistance with this. 

Getting to us…

By Car: Free onsite car parking (upto 5 cars) is provided for guests.  Our postal address is Pengelly Retreat, Pengelly Mill, Drym, Leedstown, Cornwall, TR27 6BW.  Use ‘Pengelly Retreat’ in Google Maps for the best route. 

Train: The nearest railway station is St Erth which is around 15 minutes’ taxi journey from Pengelly Retreat.  Taxis can be booked in advance with St Erth Cars & Hayle Cars on 01736 754000. Speak to us if you need help coming from the station. 

Getting to your Lakeside House…

  • The Boat House is approximately 150m from the car park at the entrance, via a gravel path (1m wide, loose 18mm gravel, slight incline max 1:15) which winds through the gardens. There are a couple of wooden seats along the pathway.  There are 3 wooden steps upto your deck and entrance. 
  • There is a festival trolley by the car park to aid with luggage.  
  • The Sail House is a further 100m, along a flat mown lawn/pathway.  There are 4 granite steps down to your deck and entrance. 
  • The car park, and the grounds between here and the Boat House are lit up in the evenings until approx 11pm.  There are additional solar pathway lights, including alongside the lake to the Sail House. The Sail House has garden lights which we usually turn on for you especially in the darker seasons. We do recommend you bring a torch (both units are equiped with one too).
  • The pathways along the land, and both units are signed.

During your stay…

  • The site is located is a peaceful rural area of countryside.  The nearest food shops are the general store at Praze-en-Beeble village and the farm shop at Leedstown (5 mins drive), further facilities such as supermarkets, restaurants, pubs and petrol stations can be found at both Hayle and Helston (each 10-15 minutes drive).  
  • Both units have adjacent large log and kindling stores, which we top up for you,
  • Both units are fully on-grid, with full electrics, en-suite and with flushing toilets.
  • Both units are single level with no steps. There is a low threshold in the Sail House at the bathroom entrance.  Both have a few steps (but not many, maximum rise 175mm) to access further parts of their decks/gardens. 
  • Both have keyless exit doors.
  • The main entrance to the Boat House has a min clear width of 775mm, the Sail House 762mm.

Solo Travellers…

We welcome solo travellers and have reviews from guests who comment on how safe they feel here.

Dog Owners….

We welcome dog owners all year round in the Sail House, and please check our website for inclusions in the Boat House in Autumn/Winter. 

Safety & Compliance…

We are members of the Professional Association of Self Caterers, so we are constantly monitoring the latest rules and guidance to ensure we are as compliant as possible. For fire regulations and safety, both units are equiped with:

  • hard-wired heat & smoke alarms
  • CO alarm
  • emergency power-cut torches (these come on automatically in the rare event of a power cut)
  • fire blanket and extinguishers
  • The Boat House also has a mist-suppression system

Welcome Pack….

We send all guests a very detailed welcome pack via email before their arrival which includes information on the site, the accommodation and the local area with lots of recommendations on places to visit and eat out.  

We include information in both lakeside units relating to emergency procedures and who to contact.


We welcome all feedback from our guests and are always looking for ways to improve our offering.  

If you have any questions about the site and accessibility then please do ask us in advance of making your booking – you can contact us via email on or call us on 01736 850225