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Helston, Cornwall

Penrose Bunkhouse

Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall
Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall | © National Trust Images / Mike Henton
Open plan sitting / dining / kitchen area, Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall
The kitchen at Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall

Penrose Bunkhouse

Hassle-free bunkhouse accommodation for those who want to spend more time exploring the Cornish coast than indoors.

Open plan sitting / dining / kitchen area, Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall
The kitchen at Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall
Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall
Ground floor bedroom at Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall
External access bedroom at Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall
Wetroom at Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall
Picnic bench at Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall

© National Trust Images / Mike Henton

Hassle-free bunkhouse accommodation for those who want to spend more time exploring the Cornish coast than indoors.

At a glance

Guests
17
Bedrooms
3
Number of dogs welcome
2
Reference
GSW002
Acorn rating

About Penrose Bunkhouse

Located right on the South West Coast Path at Chyvarloe in Cornwall, Penrose bunkhouse is the ideal accommodation for families and groups with a keen sense of adventure.

Simple, but with all the basic facilities you’d expect from a holiday property, the bunkhouse is heated by a wood burning stove in the living room. But with spectacular sea views, you probably won’t be spending much time indoors. 

Enjoy a bracing cliff-top stomp along the coast path, or, for something a little quicker, jump on your bike and head out along one of the marked trails on the Penrose estate and around nearby Porthleven. 

With so much on your doorstep, including a beautiful beach at Gunwalloe, you needn’t stray too far. But magnificent West Cornwall has a lot to offer, not least the spectacular Lizard peninsula, mainland Britain’s most southerly point. 

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair, available
  • Fridge, available
  • Dishwasher, not available
  • Tumble dryer, not available
  • Television, not available
  • WiFi, available
  • Garden, available
  • Microwave, available
  • Freezer, available
  • Washing machine, not available
  • Telephone, not available
  • DVD, not available
  • Open fire / wood burner, available
  • BBQ, not available

Location

Accessibility

Find more information in the Accessibility Guide. Accessibility questions? Email holiday.enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

The main building has an open plan living/dining/kitchen area with solid fuel stove, a dormitory for seven with a mix of single and bunk beds, a utility area, and five shower rooms (each with changing area, toilet and shower). Outbuildings off the yard have a twin room, drying room, kit store and games room with table tennis table.

First floor layout

External access to a dormitory for seven with a mix of single and bunk beds.

More information

Acorn Rating: Please note, that while bothies and bunkhouses show a 1 Acorn rating on this site, facilities are more limited. A bothy offers a ‘camping with walls’ experience, usually with no electricity or running water. Bunkhouses provide simple, accommodation for groups – mostly dormitories with bunk-beds – showers, electricity and heating.

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up-to-date information, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Wood burning stove in the sitting/dining room. A basket of logs (typically lasting 3-4 fires) can be pre-ordered for £9.

Eco-electric radiators in the dormitories and wall mounted convector heater in twin bed room.

Bedding/linen: Guests are asked to bring their own linen, towels and bedding. There is a mattress protector/bottom sheet on each bed.

Parking: Parking is available for 5 cars to the rear of the bunkhouse, 10 metres from the entrance.

Garden: A yard to the front of the bunkhouse and a large natural garden to the rear of the bunkhouse with fine sea views. Bike storage is available in one of the outbuildings.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this accommodation which is supported by BT.

Hazards: Please note that swimming is prohibited for all age groups at the nearby Loe Bar Beach but is permitted at Gunwalloe Cove/Church Cove which is 1/2 mile away.

Is this bunkhouse for you? Our bunkhouses are perfect for guests who want to enjoy the outdoors and meet up with friends and family.

We may accept well behaved hen and stag groups at this bunkhouse but would like to discuss your groups needs first. If this applies to your group please call our contact centre on 0344 335 1296 so that they can understand your groups needs.

There are neighbours nearby, so we respectfully ask that you keep noise to a minimum after 11pm.

Having a celebration? We’re pleased that you’re using one of our cottages for a celebration. If you’re planning on inviting more than two day guests, we’d like to have a chat. We’d be grateful if you could complete the group booking form at the bottom of the page and send it in to guestrelations@nationaltrust.org.uk so that we can ensure the day is right for you.

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Having a celebration? 

We’re pleased that you'd like to use one of our cottages for a celebration. If you’re planning on inviting more than two day guests to your holiday accommodation, we’d like to have a chat and ensure the day is right for you. Please complete the group booking form, send it in to guestrelations@nationaltrust.org.uk and we'll get back to you - thank you.