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Penhallick House

(Ref. 982206)

Tintagel, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely week at Penhallick House, the property was very spacious and the views were absolutely beautiful."

    Thank you for sharing your lovely home, our family had a wonderful stay xx

    Reviewed by Katrina4.7Jun 2024

  • "Lovely holiday home."

    The property was well equipped. Just before we arrived we were informed of a slight problem with the key safe, this was sorted. From day one we found the property a joy to stay in. The rooms were very comfortable and there is enough space in the property for a number of guests. The outside space is great, the kids loved making good use of the garden and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the cows, sheep, hares and the pig at the end of the garden. Location is fabulous, a stones throw from the coastal path and we enjoyed walks to Trebarwith beach and spending time at the Port William for a well deserved pint after a good walk. Going the other side was lovely to get to Tintagel. We had a good base to get further afield. The WiFi wasn’t strong, but I’m not going to complain about that because it got our kids off their devices and out in the open. I’m sure the management company would have sorted it but I didn’t report it deliberately. Being off grid is lovely!! I would recommend this property for a stay. The views are amazing and we enjoyed evenings sat in the garden or conservatory watching the view. Lastly, thank you for sharing your home with us! We loved our stay!

    Reviewed by Toni4.4May 2024

  • "Great house lovely view shame about the weather but overall great holiday"

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Feb 2024

  • "Location absolutely perfect for walks along the coastal path."

    Found our own routes as directions given were very confusing! But easy enough to find your way. Tintagel is just lush and Ye Olde Malthouse does the best chips after a walking around the castle !! And lush staff! Kitchen is new and refitted and comfy for 7 adults and 2 teenagers. Beds are comfy and views from the windows are beautiful. The rest of my review is awaiting feedback from Sykes.

    Reviewed by Suzanne2.8Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful home in a perfect location."

    The pictures do not do it justice. Plenty of space for 10 of us to live comfortably. The children particularly enjoyed the playroom. The outside space is very generous and the views are stunning. Walking distance to tintagel, various different ways to walk so there is an option for everyone! We would definitely stay here again. When we arrived, the property wasn't particularly clean and we have emailed the management company directly about this. It didn't cause us a problem but we felt that this needed to be fedback as the owners obviously pay a company to look after their home. The information on the emails and the book at the property could also do with being updated as they gave conflicting information, specifically about bin days. Again not a huge issue but an easy fix.

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Oct 2023

  • "We had the most amazing week staying at Penhallick House - three generations fit very comfortably and the space felt like home right away."

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this beautiful house to anyone wanting to explore Cornwall, and it's incredibly equipped for young children. A walk away from Tintagel and Trebarwith, and lots to do just a short drive away. Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was amazing, the photos did not do it justice."

    It was in an ideal location. There was everything there you could possibly need for a comfortable stay with your family

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is beautifully situated and an easy walk into Tintagel."

    The garden is a great size and our dogs loved it. The upgrades are excellent and the new kitchen is really nice. The only issue we had is that the bins were all full when we arrived but the management company dealt with that quickly. A wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our time at Penhallick house!"

    Would definitely recommend staying there and would love to go back again sometime in the future 5*

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "We did enjoy our stay at Penhallick House."

    The kitchen is well equipped and spacious. The views from the house are much better than the photographs. The garden is huge! Great walks as well as the coastal path nearby.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Jun 2023

  • "Amazing property."

    The location is spectacular, 360 views and great for a getaway from civilisation. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Dec 2022

  • "Wir waren zu 8 im Penhallik Hause und allen hat es sehr gut gefallen."

    Es ist sehr groß und wunderschön eingerichtet. Im 1. Stock sind 5 Schlafzimmer und 2 Bäder und im EG ist ein Zimmer mit einer Schlafcouch sowie ein weiteres WC. Der Blick auf das Meer ist phantastisch. Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen.

    Reviewed by Renate5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage is lovely and has been nicely updated inside. Its set in a lovely area convenient for visiting the beautiful villages and beaches of Cornwall. It’s was very clean. The garden is a great space and the views were amazing from the back bedrooms. We woke to spectacular scenes each morning. The cottage is well equipped for large groups. It is very dog friendly. The front driveway entrance is open if you have a dog that likes to escape! Ours were fine so were able to run around freely in the large garden. The only suggestion I could make is there needs to be lights in the back garden so you can see outside if you are sat outside or walking the dog.

    Reviewed by Koula5.0Aug 2022

  • "Just back from a break to celebrate my mum’s 70th birthday , nephew 18th , Sister in Law & Brother’s 20th wedding anniversary."

    We had a lovely time , coastal walking, running , local beaches when the tide went out about 3pm everyday , exploring the area , farm shops , bought a bag of potatoes from the farmer next to the garden ( Fab) On saying that you have asked for Feedback So here is feedback from everyone ( 10 people) Showers / Baths always had hot water even after everyone showering everyday - Fab Very well equipped kitchen. We followed all the instructions given - put the bins out and recycling out on the saturday morning but couldn’t get them back in due to having to leave the house before they had been emptied. we stripped all the beds but couldn’t find the linen bags ( as on instructions) We used the washing machine but it had such an unpleasant smell for the first few loads - perhaps give it a washing machine clean and live the door open , i did clean around the door sills ( disgusting) Everyone found the beds very uncomfortable. Induction hob was a nightmare to get working but once on very hard to get the power to boil potatoes etc… We have induction hob at home so i think you should ask that someone checks it out . House does need some TLC , updating in areas with some painting , skirting boards thick with dust perhaps move the beds and furniture with next clean ! Just wanted to be honest about our stay to help you with future guests.

    Reviewed by Emma3.1Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful will be looking forward to booking again next year Griffiths family"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "The house was extremely comfortable both the furniture and the beds."

    The views from the cottage is outstanding. I find it confusing as to why some people are negative in their comments. There was nine of us with two dogs and the cottage was never crowded. I will admit that there are a few areas that need a little TLC but this does not diminish the lovely cottage and it’s comfort.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now completely refurbished Penhallick House top to bottom in, We would love for you to return and look at the improvements made! All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic stay, thank you!"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "Spacious house with large gardens, perfect location for Tintagel and other Cornish attractions."

    The children loved it and was perfect for our extended family to get together and relax.

    Reviewed by Greg4.1Oct 2021

  • "Penhillick house was absolutely amazing!"

    ! BREATHTAKING sea views which made the holiday, Spacious with excellent facilities. In defence of the reviews referencing the tired, unmatched furniture. This was true but for me it was part of the character of the house and was functional which is all that’s needed for the purpose of a holiday. We all loved this house and again the sea views were just amazing, thank you!!

    Thank you for your review. The views here are one in a million! We've taken comments into account and have now fully refurbished Penhallick house whilst still retaining its charm. We would love for you to come see our improvements. All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday, amazing location and cottage."

    The house was well stocked and very clean and tidy. Area is faultless around. If you expect a sea view, don’t, but the sea and coast walk are literally up the path to the left so it’s not a criticism. Only slight complaints, the furniture could do with updating. A bit of money here and there would make the house even nicer, however as dogs are allowed and ours loved it too, btw, I wouldn’t go crazy. Also a larger TV is desperately needed for the large lounge. Finally, the kitchen is great, however, I would take the old pans out, as theses shouldn’t be used on the induction hob so is an accident waiting to happen. This aside, can’t fault the place.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have taken this into account and have just finished refurbishing Penhallick House top to bottom. We would love for you to come see the changes we've made. Kind regards W Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Aug 2021

  • "Apart from the new kitchen area the rest of the decor and furnishings have generally seen better days."

    Everything is looking a little tired and in some cases just plain worn out! The house was not ready for us until 4.30pm so we had to wait and then some areas could have been cleaner. We had to be very careful as floors were still wet. The clothes dryer/airer has seen better days and is inadequate for the number of occupants. Despite these points we had an excellent stay in what is generally an excellent house in a great position.

    We have taken note of your feedback and have now completely refurbished Penhallick House top to bottom! We would love for you to come back and see the changes we've made. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip2.5Aug 2021

  • "For accomodation the house is great, plenty of space inside and out doors."

    Great location for getting about. Within walking distance of Tintagel along the lane or the coastal path. Close enough to drive up to Bude or down to Padstow. Lovely new kitchen, but should of thrown out all the odd cutlery, plates etc. Not all able to sit in the lounge (10 of us, 6 adults and 4 children) We knew what to expect from reading previous reviews, so were not surprised by the state of the furniture, in particular the bedrooms. Lovely fresh white towels and bed linen. Hopefully, they are on a program of renewing things.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have relayed your comments back to the owner to maintain our property standards. Your feedback is valued as your first booking so that we can keep supplying the best holiday experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy2.8Jul 2021

  • "Disappointed with the standard of cleanliness and some of the facilities were way below par."

    Even some of the reviews over a year old have been totally ignored.

    Reviewed by Peter2.2Jun 2021

  • "The house was in a beautiful setting and the view was stunning."

    However the house decoration is very tired and needs updating. The furniture in all of the bedrooms doesn’t match and the wardrobe in the main bedroom was falling apart. There were no other wardrobe’s in the house. The most disappointing part was the house is described as dog friendly but the garden is not enclosed and this is not mentioned in the description.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.1Jun 2021

  • "The lovely house with a large garden to enjoy."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2021

  • "The property itself was lovely, however there are several things that need improvement- The carpets are very dirty."

    There is only 1 wardrobe for 5 bedrooms !! and the 1 wardrobe that is there doesn't close properly. Wallpaper peeling of the wall in master bedroom. The window in the master bedroom doesn't fit and when it's windy the noise is unbearable.Also the downpipe on the wall outside of the master bedroom is loose and in windy weather also makes it very noisy when trying to sleep. A lot of the lights do not have bulbs in or do not work. The light in the ensuite bathroom was not working and we had to wait 2 days for the management company to fix it. The furniture is very dated to the extent that all the chest of drawers are broken, the sofas are very uncomfortable and tired. The bed in the master bedroom is 2 singles pushed together with a mattress topper over which is fine however the duvet is 2 single duvets. Why? The garden furniture us all very rusty. The whole property is in desperate need of some TLC and furniture replacement to bring it up to the standard that is charged for the rental. The management company should surely check things like light bulbs and ensure that everything is in working order before each letting. Also there is no controllable heating in the property, it only came on twice each day at pre-set times and temprature and on cold October days was not really acceptable. The tv is of inadequate size the for the size of the lounge. There are no instructions as to how to connect to the Wi-Fi router. It's a shame because the property could be superb if some time and money was spent on it.

    Reviewed by Linda1.6Sep 2020

  • "House was spectacularly set and v spacious."

    Not v clean and bins were overflowing when we turned up! Kitchen dated and kitchen equipment dated and sparse.That is the only negative.If they changed those two things we would love to come back!

    Thank you for your comments. We have decided to make the check in time on a Saturday 3pm, in order to allow adequate time for the extra cleaning needed upon changeover. The bins should be put out for collection on a Wednesday night and rubbish segregated as per the instructions in the pack and in the kitchen. Regrettably it sounds like the previous tenants didn't do this. I will ask Flint to make sure this is sorted out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy3.8Aug 2020

  • "The house is certainly large and can easily accommodate 10 people in its bedrooms and reception rooms/dining room etc, although only two bathrooms is not enough for 10 people."

    The garden is also large, but the area around the front door is covered in weeds and generally unkempt – we also had to pick up toys from the garden and the lawn needed mowing. There was a significant smell of wet dog when we first arrived, but we got used to that (and the property did allow dogs so fair enough). We got the impression that the property was a little closer to the sea, when it is in fact two fields away, so whilst the views of the sea are great from upstairs, you are a 5-10 min walk from being on the cliff path. Most of the garden furniture was rusty and you had to be very careful when using it. The BBQ was good and we made an excellent meal on it one night. With the Exception of the showers (clearly recently renovated to a high standard), the rest of the house is tired and needs a good re-decoration – Master bedroom wallpaper is literally peeling off in multiple places, damp patches everywhere, stained cushions on nearly every chair, carpets in need of a good clean, plaster falling off in en suite bathroom, all the windows had wind whistling through them (we had very windy weather for two nights and had to put parcel tape on the bedroom windows on the second night because we couldn’t sleep with loud noise!). The kitchen was well stocked with dishes (although some of it did need dusting!) and cutlery and everything worked, expect the fridge door that did not shut properly without an extra push (like previous visitors, we lost some milk and chicken because it went off due to the door). Unlike previous guest reports, we found the house mostly clean, other than the windows in the conservatory (lovely big room overlooking the garden), which were dirty with previous visitors hand prints all over them and some of the crockery and cutlery needed washing – so this should be picked up by the cleaners each week. The bed configurations were fine, the beds were very comfy and towels provided were lovely and fluffy. The airing cupboard was a disaster zone and we did not hang anything in there to dry. As mentioned by previous visitors, the master bed had two single duvets on it, which is weird and uncomfortable – a little purchase here would solve that. The sets of drawers in all bedrooms were one tug away from falling apart. The en suite had no lock on the door, a broken sink plug and the main light was broken. There was a distinct lack of mirrors Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but were disappointed with the general repair of the house and feel it needs some TLC – it is clear it is the owner’s second home rather than its main purpose being set-up as a holiday let – the upside of this is that it had lots of things (cooking stuff, cutlery, crockery, good beds, books, toys etc) that you might not get in a holiday let, but the downside being is that we didn’t feel like we had been considered as paying visitors looking for a quality holiday cottage experience.

    Thank you for this feedback. The property is clearly described and copiously illustrated on the website, including giving accurate timings to walk to the beach so not quite clear as to why it was further from the sea than you imagined. The decor is a matter of personal taste (as you say it is our second home) but again the only changes from the photos on the website are where we have replaced with new in the last 18 months. Re the Master Bedroom and certain other comments, unfortunately COVID-19 put paid to a planned renovation earlier in the year which has now been rescheduled to take place this autumn, (naturally along with a very deep clean).The fridge door was working fine in July when we stayed but we will of course investigate this. Bedroom chests, wardrobes etc were all fully functional in July, again we will check these closely on return to the property. The airing cupboard is not intended for tenant use (and marked as such). The grass is mown on a fortnightly cycle and weeds around front door regularly checked. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.8Aug 2020

  • "The cottage location is very good, and the local beach is excellent with clean water, no seaweed, big waves, all sand, very scenic (although there is no beach for a few hours when the tide is in)."

    The cottage has a large garden which is great for the children, and the cottage is easily large enough for 10 people, and has good bathroom facilities, although an additional one would be useful for 10 people. Lovely glass conservatory. However, the furniture in general is well past its expiry date, some of the chest of drawers are scarcely useable. Wallpaper is peeling off in the master bedroom. The master bedroom was the only bedroom with a bin in it. The bed in the master bedroom was 2 singles zipped together, with an additional mattress across both of them. That was fine - however, there was then 2 single duvets provided for it, which is just crazy! The downstairs toilet and the ensuite bathroom both had no lock on them. The fridge was too small for 10 people, although there was a very small additional one in the utility room - not enough cold storage. Our milk all went off, I think because the main fridge door didn't close properly - it needed an extra push and I suspect at times it was not fully closed as a result. The guttering dripped noisily onto the glass conservatory roof.

    Comments are mostly covered in the response above. We will be providing a double duvet in the Master Bedroom (again this is largely a matter of personal preference which hasn't been raised before this summer), and more bins. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian2.8Jul 2020

  • "The house had everything we needed but could have been cleaner there were towels left from the previous visitors linen was clean but kitchen etc could have been cleaner."

    Very sorry to hear about this problem. As a result we have changed the team cleaning the house. Our ratings subsequent to this change have been very high so I hope this has sorted out the issue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susie2.8May 2019

  • "A spacious house with excellent sea views and comfortable accommodation within walking distance of Tintagel."

    The house is perfect for a large family holiday, or one with a group of friends. It could do with a refresh as some of the furnishings and fittings are dated and tired which is a shame as it is a magnificent house. The main negative for us was the accommodations cleanliness. We felt this was very disappointing, especially in the kitchen and bathroom areas which were poorly maintained.

    Very sorry to hear about this problem. As a result we have changed the team cleaning the house. Our ratings subsequent to this change have been very high so I hope this has sorted out the issue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine3.4May 2019

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link can be twins on request) with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Play room
  • Study
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, wine chiller, TV/DVD, stereo, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned gardens, patio with furniture and a barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Trebarwith Strand beach is 15 minute walk and 5 minute drive
  • Cot is available on request.

The property

Penhallick House has been completely refurbished top to bottom in 2021/22.

Beautifully presented with wide sweeping views of the Tintagel coastline.

enwrapped in extensive grounds near a busting village, is this well-appointed detached cottage.

Step into luxury with spacious rooms, a neutral colour scheme and simple layout, offering 10 guests a chance to get away from all the hustle and bustle at this Cornish retreat.

A bright and airy hallway greets you at the door where you will find the ground floor cloakroom.

Wander into the kitchen which is well-appointed, bringing you every appliance required for a comfortable stay, laid out in a traditional oak wood finish with tiled flooring to accompany it.

The light-filled conservatory has a relaxed atmosphere, the play room is great to occupy the kids when they're not running around outside, and across the hallway you with find the study.

Upstairs are five bedrooms of a simple, yet pleasing design; the zip and link master bedroom boasts a sparkly clean en-suite bathroom whilst some of the rooms comprise dual aspect windows for looking out over the shoreline.

The family bathroom offers an airy space with a good standard of quality oozing out from the modern fixtures.

Enjoying a barbecue and furniture to sit out on, the garden offers a vast area lost in green, far-reaching pastures that border the blue shoreline.

A series of quaint little towns and villages abound the area including the beautiful Boscastle hosting an array of pubs to refresh your palette.

Newquay and Bude are highly popular with surfers, the cottage provides body boards should you fancy gliding along the waves, and Padstow boasts a colourful harbour and delightful little shops.

This superb location is just what you need to unwind and refresh.

The property is 10 minute's walk along the coast path to spectacular Tintagel Castle, legendary seat of King Arthur.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Camelford 5.9 miles; Wadebridge 13 miles.

Tintagel, home of the legendary King Arthur’s Castle, whose ruins dominate the cliffside just outside the village, is a popular but not overcrowded tourist destination. The surrounding area is dominated by the sea, rocky coves and stunning scenery. Several beaches, including nearby Trebarwith Strand and Bossiney Cove, are within easy reach and surfing is the main attraction for those who love the water. Tintagel has several pubs and restaurants and the Old Post Office (National Trust) is a must. For the energetic, the SW Coast Path passes through the village and in both directions it winds its way along the cliffs and down to the water’s edge through dramatic countryside. Head north along the path and in 2.5 miles is the beautiful village of Boscastle with its quaint quay and village pubs for refreshment. Further afield are the surfing meccas of Newquay and Bude, with their resort attractions, while the open spaces of Bodmin Moor, the Eden Project, Padstow, Camel Estuary and Port Isaac are all within a 40-minute drive.

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