Helston, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2

About Penrose Bunkhouse

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

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 a barbecue in the garden and 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. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 335 1296

Opening times

Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm

Saturday: 9am - 7pm

Sunday: 9am - 1pm


Features and facilities

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


  • Ground floor

    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

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

Notes for guests

Heating: Wood burning stove in the sitting/dining room. Eco-electric radiators in the dormitories and wall mounted convector heater in twin bed room.

Bedding/linen: Bottom sheet provided, for an additional £5 per person a linen pack is available (bookable in advance)and consists of a pillow and pillow case, duvet and duvet cover, sheet, hand towel and bath towel.

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 is the ideal location for a barbecue (provided) and there is 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.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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