There’s something quite magical about the land here at Pengelly Retreat. It’s such a peaceful spot and the perfect place to retreat to nature and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We chose the name Pengelly Retreat because of the tranquil and almost mystical feeling to the land here.
As you arrive the thing you’ll notice straight away is the quiet and calm, the sounds of water from the stream, lake and ponds, the tranquillity, fresh air and natural spaces. Our ethos is to provide calm, natural and soothing accommodation spaces where you can relax, reconnect and spend time in and close to nature.
Here you have complete freedom to do as you please, relax at Pengelly surrounded by the sounds and sights of nature. It’s a great spot for bird watching, seeing the fish jump in the lake, watching the dragon flies and butterflies in the sunshine. As the day draws in stoke up a roaring fire in your fire pit, watch the stars come out and cook up something delicious over the flames.
We can also offer a range of holistic experiences and treats for our guests including Yoga & meditation, holistic treatments (off-site), foraging, Cornish Food Hampers and complimentary Pengelly Retreat bathroom products with our signature blend of essential oils. And if you are coming here to celebrate a special occasion then please get in touch and we can help you with ideas to make it that bit extra-special. For more details read on.
Yoga & meditation
If you enjoy yoga and meditation you’ll find some wonderful locations to practice both inside and out here. We provide yoga mats in both the Boat House and Sail House and each accommodation has room inside for yoga practice. One of our favourite outside yoga and meditation spots is on the deck overlooking the lake with the sound of the water all around.
If you’d like to take your yoga practice further we can put you in touch with an excellent local practioner who will come to you for a private yoga instruction session, catered to your level and requirements. Let us know when booking if this is of interest to ensure availability for your dates.
Massage & Holistic Treatments
Just 10 minutes’ up the road from Pengelly Retreat, Jane Iannou has a calm and peaceful treatment centre at Oak Tree Farm near Godolphin. Jane is a very experienced healer and therapist and can offer a range of holistic and indulgent treatments including aromatherapy massage, reflexology and reiki. We highly recommend her. To read more about Jane and see a list of treatments please click on the link below.
If you would like to have a treatment during your stay then let us know when you make your Pengelly booking and we can check availability for you. Payment for any treatments is made direct with Jane.
At Pengelly you are surrounded by the bounties of nature and its great fun to learn which wild-growing plants can be forgaged and used in cooking. We can put you in touch with a local foraging expert who will either come to Pengelly for a private foraging and cookery session with you – or alternatively you can book onto a group session run at a choice of locations in Cornwall (selected dates throughout the year). It’s a fun and informative way to learn more about the wild plants which are safe and nutritious to eat and ideas of how to cook with them. If this is of interest then please let us know when you are making your booking and we can let you know what sessions are available.
Nourishing & locally sourced food
We provide all guests in the Sail House and the Boat House with a complimentary welcome pack of butter, milk, locally-made jam and fresh bread – and the same for any guests staying 3 nights or more in the Mill Annexe. We also provide you with store cupboard essentials such as tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper and cooking oil.
Cornwall these days is a real foodie mecca and a hub for high quality local and artisan produce. There are plenty of places near to Pengelly where you can buy your tasty and local food supplies.
However if you’d like a super-easy way to stock up on high quality, locally sourced food and drink for your stay at Pengelly and to save yourself the hassle of food shopping on arrival, then we recommend the award-winning Cornish Food Box Company. Order from their tempting range in advance of your stay and your personal food box will be delivered to your accommodation here at Pengelly Retreat. Their drivers liaise with us on delivery times so you don’t have to worry about being here at a specific time. And they even unpack your food and put it away in your fridge so all your provisions are ready and waiting for you on arrival.
The company is run by Tor & Lucy who set up in December 2010 with the simple aim of making it as easy as possible for people to buy Cornish food and drink. They offer a mouth watering array of Cornish produce including locally sourced meat, fish, dairy, baked goods, fruit and vegetables, plus a wide range of artisan products and store cupboard treats. In their words “food we can feel good about” with all food grown, reared, caught or made in Cornwall from 150 local producers and farmers. You can choose from their signature Food Boxes such as BBQ boxes or the Mini Family Food Box which contains all 1-2 people need for a week. Alternatively you can tailor-make your Food Box to your specific requirements by substituting elements or creating your own box from scratch.
If you are arriving with us on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday then you can either place your order with Cornish Food Box over the phone on 01872 211533 or online at their website.
If you are arriving with us on Monday you can still make an order but you’ll need to do this over the phone on 01872 211533 as not all fresh produce is available for delivery on a Monday (particularly meat and fish). The ladies that run the company are absolutely lovely and will talk you through what foods are in season and available for delivery for your arrival date.
Please note that for any order with Cornish Food Box there is a minimum spend of £20 plus a delivery fee of £1.50. To get a view of what they can offer then take a look at their website.
Pengelly Retreat Bathroom Products with Essential Oils
The Sail House and Boat House are supplied with complimentary Body Wash and Shampoo from our exclusive Pengelly Retreat range. In your bathroom you will find luxurious and gentle Body Wash enriched with Sea Buckthorn and Aloe and Shampoo with Sea Buckthorn, Oats and Argan Oil.
Our Body Wash and Shampoo are created with a gorgeous bespoke blend of essential oils which not only smell wonderful they also have cleansing and purifying benefits for your skin and hair. Our essential oil blend is inspired by the woods and wild flowers around Pengelly Retreat. We hope you enjoy!
All our bathroom products are very gentle and free from colour, artificial fragrances, sulphates, parabens and palm oil.
If you’d like to purchase a bottle of our Pengelly Retreat Body Wash or Shampoo to take home with you then let us know during your stay and we can arrange this for you.
If you are coming to Pengelly Retreat to celebrate or create a special occasion and would like some ideas of how to make it extra special then please get in touch. Whether it’s a surprise cake, a beautifully packaged gift of bathroom products, a bottle of bubbly or private cream tea for two set up by the stream, we can help make your special occasion that extra bit more memorable.