Pentillie Castle

Saltash, Cornwall
Bed & Breakfast

A beautiful family home surrounded by acres of gardens, ancient woodland and parkland on the banks of the river Tamar


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The approach is gorgeous with Dartmoor National Park in the distance, a long flower-lined drive, then the River Tamar comes into view and lastly the romantic castle. It’s as well run as any hotel (with a chef, smiley staff and an eclectic wine list) but it’s got an informal family feel with ‘help yourself’ suppers in an Aga-warmed kitchen along with a note saying, ‘don’t wash up!’.  Fill up on dry cured bacon and eggs any way you like before visiting 55 acres of Humphry Repton and Lewis Kennedy designed gardens with orchard, summer house and kitchen gardens linked by paths.

It’s the sort of place you don’t really have to leave once you get here with many events happening over the year: ladies’ lunches with speakers, outdoor theatres, wine tastings and special seasonal dinners. Swim in the outdoor solar-heated pool, order a picnic the night before and find a shady spot on a sunny day; wild swimmers can ease themselves straight into the river from its banks. You can walk to a pub in Halton Quay and Plymouth and Tavistock are a short drive.

Return to much comfort, original artwork and nice things from St Kitts Herbery in the bathrooms. Choose from a menu of DIY kitchen suppers or a three-course affair in the dining room with wine. You can even get married here, it’s very romantic.

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We think you'll love

  • Strolling around the beautiful gardens looking for the perfect picnic spot
  • The relaxed, unstuffy atmosphere
  • The river
Living area at Pentillie Castle in Saltash, Cornwall with plenty of seating and comfy sofas

You should know

  • Lunch is a picnic or sandwiches
  • The gardens are also open to the public on some days of the year
  • It's not available on occasions when they hold weddings


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Immerse yourself in Pentillie's glorious countryside, stay from as little as £64.20 per person, per night this spring... 40% off 5 nights // 30% off 4 nights // 20% off 3 nights // 10% off 2 nights!

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 3 miles. Dinner, 3 courses, £35. DIY supper, 2 courses, £18. Afternoon tea £22.50. Picnic hamper £30 for 2.


Nightly price
from £160
Singles £145-£225.
1 Suite for 2
From £220
8 Twin/doubles
From £160



We loved our stay at but homely at the same time. it was lovely to come back after a day's sightseeing to find our dinner order ready to be heated in the Aga. The honesty drinks bar provided us with the perfect tipple. The bedroom and bathroom were excellent. A perfect stay in every way!

Carmel, Adelaide

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The neighbourhood

Swim in the pool, play croquet or boules, dream in the summer house. You're right on the river here for all sorts of water sports in either direction and you can pick up the South West Coast Path at Plymouth for some challenging hiking. South coast beaches are 30 minutes by car for paddling, swimming and building sandcastles; the North coast is a bit further but perfectly easy for a day out with a picnic or a pub lunch and better for those who seek waves. The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are 45 minutes by car.

Local points of interest from Sammie Coryton

  • 17th century Pentillie Castle is set on the Cornish banks of the River Tamar with Plymouth only 20 minutes away. During your stay make sure you explore our 55 acres of beautiful woodland gardens, the mysterious Mausoleum and picturesque Bathing Hut.
  • Cornwall & the Tamar Valley are home to some wonderful eateries. Dine at Michelin starred 'Paul Ainsworth at Number Six' in Padstow, nearby Horn of Plenty or one of our favourite' pubs; The Rod and Line in Saltash - fabulous for seafood!
  • We can organise activities for you during your stay... try a spot of fishing on the River, clay pigeon shooting, treasure hunts in the gardens, or golf at the nearby Golf Resorts!
  • Explore Cornwall's other hidden gems - wander The Lost Gardens of Heligan, historic Cotehele house and the awe inspiring Eden Project.
  • Plymouth's Theatre Royal is only a 25 minute drive away, and the magical seaside Minack Theatre on the Cornish coast offers some spectacular performances!


Sammie Coryton

Pentillie runs like clockwork – probably because it's a family affair. The current owners, Ted and Sarah Coryton, undertook a massive restoration project in 2008-09 lovingly recapturing the castle’s former glory, while modernising it with the addition of en-suite bathrooms, extensive re-wiring and re-plumbing to ensure that the creature comforts we expect today are at arm’s reach. Daughter Sammie is very hands on and the one you're likely to meet – she's warm and enthusiastic.