Pentillie Castle and Estate
Riverside Bathing Hut
Weddings at Pentillie - Kirstin Prisk
55 acres of Woodland Gardens - Claire Tregaskis
Shooting on the Estate
Sir James Tillie's Mausoleum

About Pentillie Castle & Estate

Welcome to our family-run castle, wedding venue and 5 star B&B in Cornwall set in a 2,000 acre private estate set on the bank of the River Tamar.

Let us look after you, whether for a night’s getaway in our award-winning luxury bedrooms or to use our wedding venue in Cornwall, enjoy exclusive use of the whole castle.

Pentillie Castle in Cornwall offers:

  • award-winning 5 star luxury B&B
  • the opportunity to celebrate your wedding in complete privacy with exclusive use of all 10 bedrooms
  • a truly unique history going back to 1698 when the castle was built
  • a spectacular setting just 20 minutes from Plymouth city centre
  • spring and summer entertainment with outdoor theatre on the terraces, and events such as Defender Day and PenGrillie
  • 55 acres of woodland gardens to explore
  • bi-monthly ladies luncheons
  • afternoon teas every Sunday, Monday or Thursday subject to availability
  • dinners in the Castle as well as our Eat the Seasons dinners focussing on foraged and locally (from the Tamar Valley) sourced produce
  • corporate events with team-building opportunities
  • the chance to exclusively hire Pentillie Castle and host anniversary or birthday celebrations

It will be our privilege to welcome you to Pentillie Castle. Contact us to book your stay, or to discuss your event or celebration.

Thank you for such a wonderful visit, we just loved your castle, everything and everyone in it. Please don’t change a thing, the most perfect accommodation, the beautiful grounds, the friendly staff, such a lovely feeling, we didn’t want to leave and can’t wait to return, excellent!!! Anne & Keith, Sept 2018

Since 1698…

Pentillie Castle and Estate has had a rich and varied past. It was built in 1698 by Sir James Tillie, before being remodelled and enlarged significantly in 1809 by John Coryton.

A more detailed history of Pentillie Castle. 

In 1967, under the helm of Major Jeffrey Coryton, two thirds of the castle was demolished, returning the building to closer to its original 1698 footprint. The original granite pillars, and brick arches of the 1698 build are once again a major part of the façade.

The current owners, Ted and Sarah Coryton, (see picture below with their three children) 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.

Opening in May 2009, Pentillie Castle has now opened it’s doors to all, whether local businesses requiring a corporate space, couples looking for a wedding venue, travellers looking for somewhere fabulous to unwind, or the local community coming to enjoy the gardens or outdoor theatre in the stunning surroundings. The family also support a number of local charities, in particular military charities, and host a group of recuperating military veterans and serving ranks for a week every year.

The estate stretches over approximately 1,500 acres of undulating land in the heart of the Tamar Valley on the Cornwall & Devon border. Extensive gardens, formal lawns, parkland and ancient woodland form the backdrop to a wonderful location for boutique B&B stays, intimate weddings, shooting parties and other memorable events, both personal and public.

The work that’s gone in to this magnificent estate over the past few years means it’s once more a destination worthy of its grand reputation – and will be for years to come. The Coryton family run Pentillie Castle with a small but passionate team who take enormous pride in what they do.

Experience Pentillie for yourself – either by going to stay, or visiting for an event!

Coryton Family: Oli, Sammie, Sarah, Roonie and Ted Coryton. May 2009

L to R: Oli, Sammie, Sarah, Roonie and Ted Coryton May 2009