Cornwall Living 2017

Pentillie Castle

No ordinary B&B

Pentillie Castle, while not a hotel in the conventional sense, offers award-winning, luxurious accommodation in a breathtaking setting overlooking the River Tamar and Dartmoor. Only 20 minutes from Plymouth it is the ideal location in which to indulge yourself.

Whether you go there to celebrate your wedding, a corporate getaway, a cheeky escape with your loved one, or even an anniversary, Pentillie Castle can also be exclusively yours.


James Tillie, who served as land agent to the nearby estate of Sir John Coryton, built Pentillie in 1698. When Sir John died in mysterious circumstances, Tillie married his widow, joining the two estates and considerably improving his wealth. He had grandiose ideas of himself and commissioned a statue of his likeness to stand outside the castle.

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When Tillie himself died he asked to be interred in a purpose-built mausoleum at Pentillie so he would be ready for his resurrection. A statue of him still remains in the mausoleum. In 1809 William Wilkins remodelled Pentillie into a commanding castle fit for its location over the Tamar Valley.

Today the estate is managed by the latest generation of the Coryton family who are keen to preserve the magic of Pentillie for centuries to come.