Over the years Pentillie Castle’s unique bathing hut has captured many hearts. Charlotte Coryton taught Sunday School here in the early 20th Century. A past gamekeeper, living on the estate in the 1950s, remembers a range of hunting trophies adorning the walls, while on a hot summer’s day there is nothing to stop you from taking a quick swim from its landing stage!
Recently, it has made the perfect riverside venue for intimate weddings, laughter-filled afternoon teas and barbeque lunches, as well as meetings in a unique and unusual setting. Fashion shoots would also be an ideal use for this wonderful space.
Standing beside its own quay, the bathing hut is one of Pentillie’s greatest charms, and is now available to hire for events or civil ceremonies.
We’ve often wondered whether the ‘bathing hut’ was really a bathing hut… the answer is that it was probably an office or store house of some sort when the quay was one of the thriving ports on the River Tamar, transporting flowers, strawberries, tin, arsenic and lime from the Tamar Valley to the rest of the country. ’Office’ is not exactly romantic, and so it remains our ‘bathing hut’. – Sammie Coryton