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Penarwyn House

Penarwyn House, Par, Cornwall

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Type: Bed & Breakfast

Built in 1894 by John De Cressey Treffry (High Sheriff of Cornwall), Penarwyn House is a large gentleman's residence with the size and style of a bygone age. Entering the large drive with its roundabout (built to enable horse and carriage forward travel in and out) you will find ample parking. The house stands in its own very private, mature gardens with a variety of plants and trees. It also has a walled garden with a Victorian fernery where you can sit in the sun or in the shade of an apple tree.
Mike and Jan offer a true Cornish welcome to one and all who stay with them. They have been in the hotel business since 1993 when they bought Chy-an-Mor in Penzance, one of the first to go totally non-smoking and taking it to the first 5 diamond rating in Penzance and St. Ives. They purchased Penarwyn in 2003 and have restored it to its former glory with the extras and thoughtful touches gained from their previous hotel experience, mixing antique and modern to give you the best of both worlds. They have been busy with all aspects of refurbishment, from 40 feet below ground level capping a mine shaft in the garden with 150 tonnes of concrete, to re-leading the roof, and with Jan's skill at interior design coming to the fore revamping the guests rooms and the 50 foot long hallways.
Opening in June 2005 they were delighted to be awarded 5 diamonds with the AA egg cup award for the very best of breakfasts. They offer 3 rooms, all with luxury sparkling clean en-suites with invigorating showers, and separate roll top baths, piles of fluffy white towels, bathrobes and candles for those romantic soaks. All rooms have digital TVs with DVD players, hair driers, room safes, tea/coffee, biscuits and the use of a guests fridge with fresh milk and water.
Nearby you will find the Eden Project and the beautiful Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Treffry - Double room with king sized bed, dressing room and en suite.

Prideaux - Large twin/triple/super king, en suite with slipper bath and separate shower.

De Cressy - Suite with living room, large bedroom with either twin or super king size bed, with en suite.

Drawing room - for guests to relax with comfortable seating featuring a boudoir grand piano. Snooker/games room - a good way to unwind particularly in the cooler evenings with the log burner glowing.

Dining room - Wood panelled with oak furniture, a fine setting to enjoy one of Jan's award winning breakfasts served until 09:30
With fresh fruit, a selection of natural and fruit yogurts, cereals and the option of porridge as well as the cooked selection from the full Cornish to fish, croissants or a stack of pancakes, breakfast is sure to satisfy all appetites.


Accommodation Details

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeCapacityRoom / Unit Tariff*
Decressey double2from £60.00 to £75.00 per person (breakfast included)
Also available as:
Decressey single1from £90.00 to £105.00 per person (breakfast included)
Decressey twin2from £60.00 to £75.00 per person (breakfast included)
Prideaux triple3from £50.00 to £60.00 per person (breakfast included)
Also available as:
Prideaux double2from £50.00 to £60.00 per person (breakfast included)
Prideaux single1from £80.00 to £95.00 per person (breakfast included)
Prideaux twin2from £50.00 to £60.00 per person (breakfast included)
Treffry double2from £45.00 to £55.00 per person (breakfast included)
Also available as:
Treffry single1from £75.00 to £85.00 per person (breakfast included)

*Minimum two nights stay bookable on line. For one night stay please ring 01726 814224

Please contact the owner directly for availability and prices.

Contact Details

St Blazey
PL24 2DS

Tel: +44 01726 814224

Fax: +44 01726 814224


  • 5 AA Gold Stars
5 AA Gold Stars


  • Visit EnglandGold Gold 2014
  • AA AwardsAA Breakfast Award AA Breakfast Award 2014
  • Visit EnglandBreakfast Breakfast 2014



  • Accept Children over 7

Key Features

  • Country house
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Minimum age 10

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking

Leisure Facilities

  • Games Room


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast

Payment Methods

  • Cash & Cheque only

Room / Unit Features

  • CD Player in all bedrooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • Free View TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms

Establishment Features

  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem) - Internet access for visitors
  • Central heating throughout
  • Free car parking
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • Open all year
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Road Directions

BY CAR: From the mini roundabout on the outskirts of Fowey take the exit signed Bodmin/Lostwithiel. Continue for 5 miles and turn left onto the A390. Carry on over the level crossing and through St Blazey. Turn left at Doubletrees school, drive past the school and the entrance to Penarwyn House is straight ahead.

Public Transport Directions

By train to Par station then regular bus service to St Blazey.