And The Winner is…. Pengelly Retreat Wins Gold Award

Best Glamping Award Win

And the winner of this year’s Gold Award for Best Glamping Business in Cornwall is…. Pengelly Retreat.  Hooray! One of those dream-come-true moments happened today when we found out we’d won Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2021.

award-winning lakeside yurt Pengelly Retreat Cornwall
The Sail House yurt at Pengelly Retreat, Cornwall

The Online Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony was online so we had a nervous wait at our computer screen as Daphne Skinnard from BBC Cornwall presented. We were completely thrilled (and a bit teary) when she announced that Pengelly Retreat had won the Gold for the Best Glamping Business of the Year.

We were up against some very strong finalists in the Best Glamping category so really weren’t sure how we would fare. The announcement genuinely came as a very lovely surprise for us. As you can see from the photo, we’d put on jackets and a spangly top (me, not Jim) for the occasion. And truth to tell there was a lot of tea-drinking and anxious biscuit-munching as we watched from Pengelly Retreat.

Nervous tea drinking! Lucky mascot on hand…

A Big Thank You from Us

We’d like to say a big thank you to the judges, sponsors and all involved in the Cornwall Tourism Awards: it’s a really great way to showcase some of the wonderful tourism businesses here in our beautiful country. To see the full list of awesome awards winners this year, head over to their page: .

Many congratulations to all the finalists and winners and a special shout out to Craig and the Three Mile Beach team in Gwithian who scooped the Best New Tourism Business Gold Award: We were in good company!

We hope that this award will help us get the word out about our beautiful lakeside retreat here in Cornwall. Thank you very much to all our guests and supporters for all your kind words and feedback, we really appreciate it and hope we’ll see you back at Pengelly Retreat soon.

You are Gold GOLD….