At the Penventon Park Hotel, Redruth

Mere minutes from the A30, The Penventon in Redruth is perfectly situated to explore Cornwall’s vibrant gardens and picturesque beaches, while tucked away from the crowds. Spend your evenings immersed in a lively atmosphere designed for late nights and long conversations, and be sure to eat in the Dining Galleries restaurant, enjoying global cuisine and a bewildering array of wines and gins. Forget about designated drivers – simply rest your head in an artisan room, each one different from the next.  

The Penventon is a luxurious Georgian mansion built in the early 19th century by John Penberthy-Magor, a partner in nearby Redruth Brewery (now Cornish archive centre Kresen Kernow). The house was renamed Penventon, meaning “top of the valley”, by the following owners: the newly married Molesworth-St Aubyns, who were seeking a marital home conveniently located between their respective families in North and West Cornwall.  

Subsequent owners included county magistrate John Hayle, JP and Sir Arthur and Lady Edith Carkeek. The Penventon became frequented with wealthy and influential local, titled families, who enjoyed attending lavish garden events at the grounds. But having lost much of their wealth in the Great Depression of 1934, the Carkeeks became the last residents to occupy The Penventon as a private home.  

In 1969, brothers David and George Pascoe and their wives, Paola and Joan, pooled funds to buy the Penventon and run it as a hotel. It has been in the family ever since. Each room has a unique design based on the history of the hotel and family, from Georgian to Venetian, reflecting Paola’s Italian background.  

Feature rooms include hand-carved four-poster beds which were rescued from a Georgian manor house in South Devon, renovated and now sing with Cosmopolitan mattresses and crisp white linen; Steamer Trunk Bars, containing your personal fridge filled with a range of chargeable goodies; and on your first night, a gin decanter filled with two free double measures. 

The hotel bar, meanwhile, draws upon Cornwall’s mining heritage with its rippled copper sheeting. This is Cornwall’s largest gin bar with over 140 gins, as well as more than 130 wines and counting. The Dining Galleries restaurant is famed for its steaks and Italian food, and the Penventon has a big afternoon tea following too. 

During the quieter months, the Penventon makes the perfect base from which to explore Cornwall’s treasures – climb the lofty summit of Carn Brea, or walk the windswept sands of Portreath.  

The Escape Together two- or three-night winter package runs until March 2023, and includes an afternoon tea, one or two evening meals, a Superior Double room and full use of the leisure facilities. Sink into the bubbling jacuzzi, take a dip in the swimming pool, relax in the infra-red or traditional saunas, and book an appointment with a spa therapist. From £459 (two nights, based on two people sharing). 

The January Sparkling Stay & Dine offer, which runs throughout the month, includes a glass of fizz on arrival in the Copper Bar followed by a dip in the pool and a delicious two-course evening meal in the Dining Galleries, before sinking into bed for a peaceful night’s sleep in a Classic Double room. Rates from £179 (based on two people sharing). 

Young and four-pawed family members receive the warmest of welcomes here. Kids stay free in family rooms, with dedicated family swim times and a teepee in your bedroom for younger children.  

Well-behaved dogs also stay free; the ground floor Superior Family Rooms are ideal, with plenty of space for up to two dogs, and an open patio with a small lawn area. Dogs are welcome in the Arbour, Lounge and Copper Bar areas (but not permitted in the Dining Galleries), and receive pooch welcome baskets including treats such as a cosy fleece blanket, a super-comfy sink-in bed, food and water bowls. Towels, blankets and water are available in public areas. 

There’s even a doggy menu, thoughtfully devised with nutrition in mind, served at set times and cooked fresh to order (never from a tin!). Whether it’s baked chicken and pumpkin, a two-egg omelette or the 4oz sirloin steak and peas (endearingly known as “I’ll have what dad’s having”), it’s clear four-legs eat just as well as two here.  

So if you’re looking to escape the ordinary, look no further – The Penventon awaits you! 
 

To find out more and make a booking, call 01209 203000 or visit www.penventon.co.uk  
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