Good Hotel Guide Review
A sense of space and light pervades the Corytons’ grand 17th-century family seat in a wooded estate on the Tamar. Built in 1698, and later topped with an embattled parapet, it is described by owner Sammie Coryton as ‘a boutique B&B’, which, says a trusted reader, ‘is akin to calling Chatsworth a manor house’. You approach via ‘a long drive dotted with pheasants’, to find what feels like ‘a grand private house where the owners have gone out, having left a note inviting you to help yourselves to everything that’s going’. The generosity is reflected in cream tea on arrival, and large bedrooms furnished with antiques. Dewhurst has a four-poster and works by Wynford Dewhurst, who painted alongside Monet. Coryton has a spectacular bathroom with a rocking chair, roll-top bath and walk-in shower. Formal dinners are held periodically, but the usual form is to order a supper to heat in the Aga. ‘We had fish pie followed by fruit salad, a chilled bottle of Muscadet from the honesty bar in the drawing room, taken at a communal table in the kitchen.’ Even your dog will approve of that. (Robert Cooper) NOTE: As the Guide went to press, Pentillie Castle announced that it was changing to become an exclusive-use venue.
9. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year, exclusive use Christmas and New Year.
morning room, drawing room, dining room, guest kitchen, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 55-acre grounds, terrace, heated outdoor pool.
all ages welcomed.
assistance dogs allowed in downstairs area, other dogs welcome in 3 bedrooms, games room, boot room, grounds.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £175–£255, double £190–£270. (£15 discount for single occupancy). Dinner £42 on selected dates.
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.