Retreat

There’s something quite magical about the land here at Pengelly Retreat in West Cornwall. Despite being a stone’s throw from Hayle and St Ives, 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.

 

Yoga at Pengelly Retreat

For guests staying at Pengelly Retreat, experienced yoga teacher and Homeopath, Kim Hopkins, can teach a private yoga class tailored to you, held in the tipi by the stream (subject to tipi availability) or within your accommodation by the lake.  To find out more about booking a private yoga lesson during your stay, please see our Yoga page.  On the same page, you’ll also find information about upcoming Yoga Retreats at Pengelly.  

Whole Site Hire (3 night minimum stay)

The land here really lends itself to retreats, yoga and healing and we offer a unique retreat venue with accommodation for organised groups of up to 10 participants.  If you are a Teacher looking for a unique venue, you’ll find more information on hiring the whole of Pengelly Retreat, including the Mill House, Boat House cabin and Sail House yurt, on the Whole Site Hire page.

Here you have complete freedom to do as you please, relax in your country retreat 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 the stream-side fire pit and watch the stars come out.

During your retreat, choose from a  range of holistic experiences and treats, the ideal compliment for a yoga retreat, healing retreat, writers’ retreat or artists’ retreat.

Tipi Hire (half day or full day)

The beautiful Pengelly Retreat 18 foot tipi, complete with wooden deck floor and soft lighting has the most perfect location by the stream.  Surrounded by the sounds of nature and running water all around it makes a fabulous venue for group work or one to one sessions.  The tipi will be available for half-day or full-day hire for local practitioners looking for a unique healing venue, whether for 1-2-1 work or small groups of up to 6 participants.  Please note, we cannot accommodate larger groups for day hires.  For more information on the tipi please see our Tipi Hire page.

 

Pengelly Retreat’s Features & Facilities for Whole Site Hires:

Unique Accommodation for up to 10

The accommodation at Pengelly Retreat offers something for everyone in your group.  There’s the luxurious options of the Boat House cabin and the Sail House yurt by the lake.  As well as comfortable accommodation in the Cornish granite Mill House with bedrooms ranging from cosy singles to an ensuite king room.

Perfect Spaces to Gather your Group

The Mill House has a spacious Conservatory overlooking the beautiful gardens – complete with wood laminate floor and underfloor heating.  The Conservatory makes an ideal indoor yoga space for small groups with up to 8 participants – or alternatively ideal for a garden-views meeting room set up with table and chairs.

Up at the lake, you’ll find sun decks with seating areas which work well for group work overlooking the water.  There’s something about being surrounded by nature and the sight and sound of water that is so tranquil and gets the creative juices flowing!

In the gardens, set in a bluebell grove by the stream, you’ll find the 18 foot tipi – a beautiful space for small group work or 1-2-1s.  The tipi has a wooden deck floor, soft lighting and electric power points making it a versatile space in the most pretty setting.  Use of the stream-side tipi for you and your group is included in Full Site Hire.

Secret Gardens

The gardens at Pengelly Retreat are a wild and wonderful blend of tropical jungle gardens, wildflower meadows and Cornish native species.  Filled with the sounds of flowing water from the ponds, lakes, stream and pools, this is a tranquil hideaway in a rural location in West Cornwall.  Discover scenic bridges over quiet pools, hidden gardens and the occasional Buddha statue too.  The ideal place for walking mediations and an escape to nature.

Lakes

The gorgeous lake at Pengelly Retreat is fed by the stream that forms the border of the land here, so the water remains fresh and flowing.  It’s a real haven for wildlife and has a healthy population of wild brown trout.

Spa and Beauty Treatments On Site

For pure relaxation for you and your group, we can offer a range of high end spa and beauty treatments here at Pengelly Retreat in conjunction with Home Spa Cornwall.  Choose from the tempting list of holistic and relaxing treatments available and book either online or via email in advance of your stay.  The massages come highly recommended!

Delicious Cornish Food Boxes 

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 ready for your arrival.  Use the code PENGELLY RETREAT on the website to receive a discount.

Local Caterers 

If you’d like recommendations of local caterers for your group then please let us know.  There are some excellent companies who can provide healthy and nourishing food for your group.