After a Spring Bank family Holiday in North Devon, wife & self fulfilled a long-standing plan to take in Eden Project & Heligan Gardens with St. Austell most conveniently situated midway between the two just down the coast into Cornwall.. Penwinnick House seemed to tick all the boxes & we were not disappointed with the location. Despite a somewhat late evening arrival, we were greeted most warmly by senior management & shown to our ( only available) room. Quickly out & a decent meal in Prezzo next to cinema in town. Soon decided that the house was fine for just a short stay but no longer as limited wardrobe space meant most clothes stayed in suitcases and bathroom a bit of a squeeze but well equipped & most taken ( we didn't) by the bathrobe & slippers, nice touch here. Our room no.1, was facing the busy main A390 & although it was a little way away, the traffic noise throughout created a disturbed nights sleep as a warm evening required an open window as no aircon.. Great breakfast with choices to suit all tastes taken in the conservatory. The in-house St. Austell guide gave plenty of local info particularly that the town centre was a 15 minute walk away but omitted to mention the bus/ rail station was all of that up a steep climb. Can't pass this review by without commenting on our final evening meal which was taken in the Hop & Vine, adjacent Trinity Church which I had spotted on our way to the bus station earlier that day. It attracted me as it looked a 'real pub' & despite the fact that it was a quiet Monday evening, we had the best meal of the holiday chosen by both of us - an absolutely moorish piping hot homemade fish pie washed down with a couple of pints of well-kept 'Tribute' which didn't have to travel too far as the brewery is only just around the corner - guided tours available I understand. Fantastic meal & we needed the walk home. In conclusion, I would say that our stay in Penwinnick House was OK , fine for what we wanted and 3 nights just right, anymore & we would have been frustrated by the small room & traffic noise. Possibly a little overpriced for what was on offer. JW
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the Cornish Riviera, this 4-star Guest House offers a blend of charming period character and modern comfort and luxury. Penwinnick House is an ideal base from which to explore all of the area’s world-class attractions, including the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Only a short walk from the town centre shops, restaurants and cinema it is an ideal location for the perfect vacation.Rich in original character and charm, yet fresh and uncluttered, the light and spacious en suite rooms feature modern luxuries, including 32 inch LED HD televisions with the full SKY TV package including Sky Sports,Sky Movies and Sky Entertainment. All rooms have hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities in addition to charming extras such as fresh filtered water and complimentary biscuits and a selection of toiletries.A hearty cooked Cornish or continental breakfast is included in the price. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Penwinnick House Bed & Breakfast Cornwall/St Austell