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Stubble & Co #forthosewhotravel Blog – 17 September 2020

“Kip Hideaways Top 5 UK Wilderness Retreats – The Boat House Cabin: This magical little retreat is surrounded by 5 acres of wild gardens, forest and lakes. You can breakfast on the deck all year round — a real suntrap, even in winter — then BBQ at night, or cook up hampers of excellent local produce. Birders will love seeing herons stalk through the shallows and kingfishers dart through the trees; stargazers will be blown away by the sparkling constellations. And if you’re feeling really romantic, take the little rowing boat for a spin around the lake, perhaps with a bottle of fizz to really mark the occasion. Days will pass in a dreamlike fashion.”


Stella Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph – 30 August 2020

“The Sail House at Pengelly Retreat:  Best for…. posh glamping.  This giant double yurt is set in five acres of private land amid wild lakes that are great for swimming and catch-and-release fishing for wild brown trout.  The yurt has underfloor heating, electric lighting and a proper bathroom – the bathtub has beautiful views.”



Coast Magazine – June 2020

“Guests often say they feel something special when they stay at Pengelly. With no traffic noise to keep them awake, no light pollution to stop them gazing at the stars and all the time in the world to linger in the grounds under the watchful eye of the comtemplative Buddhas, it provides exactly the peace and connection to nature that Jim and Ruth first craved.”

The Cornish Life Blog – November 2019

Just look at this stunning sunrise view we were met with on Wednesday morning! I leaped out of bed to take a photo; it all looked so magical with the glassy reflections of the lake. The Boat House has a lovely covered deck area with chairs to lounge in just outside the glass doors – perfect for a morning coffee.

A Countryside Hideaway at Pengelly Retreat