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.

As you arrive, the thing you’ll notice straight away is the quiet and calm, the sounds of water from the stream and the wild swimming lake, the tranquillity, fresh air and natural spaces. Our ethos is to provide calm, natural and soothing self-catering 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 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 your fire pit, watch the stars come out and cook up something delicious over the flames.

To complement your luxury yurt holiday or log cabin escape in Cornwall, discover Pengelly Retreat’s hidden gardens, try a wild swim in the lake, or choose from a  range of holistic experiences and treats, ideal for a spa break, writers retreat or yoga retreat.

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.

Wild Swimming

The gorgeous wild swimming 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.

Yoga, Spa and Beauty Treatments 

How about booking yourself a private yoga session with our recommended yoga teacher, either in your accommodation or outside in the gardens or by the lake?  Alternatively if you fancy some pure relaxation, we can offer a range of high end spa and beauty treatments here at Pengelly Retreat in conjunction with Home Spa Cornwall.  

Delicious Cornish Food Boxes 

We provide all guests in the lakeside Sail House yurt and the Boat House lodge with complimentary welcome supplies of butter, milk, jam and bread/rolls. We also provide you with store cupboard essentials such as tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper and cooking oil.

And 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.

Pengelly Retreat Bathroom Products with Essential Oils

Both the Sail House luxury yurt and Boat House wood cabin are supplied with complimentary Body Wash and Shampoo.  These bathroom products are enriched with Sea Buckthorn and Aloe and Shampoo with Sea Buckthorn, Oats and Argan Oil and are free from colour, artificial fragrances, sulphates, parabens and palm oil.  They contain a bespoke blend of essential oils with cleansing and purifying benefits for your skin and hair, inspired by the woods and wild flowers around Pengelly Retreat.