Opening times for 1 December 2023
Asset Opening time Penrose Estate Dawn - Dusk Stables Café 10:00 - 15:00MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
A small selection of second hand books available in the cafe
Please keep dogs on a short lead around livestock.
The Stables cafe is open daily for hot & cold drinks, cakes & light refreshments. Call 01326 562882 for more information.
Toilets located at The Stables cafe.
Penrose Hill car park - donations welcome. Helston Fairground - free public car park
Car parks at Penrose Hill, Degibna, Chyvarloe, Highburrow and Parc-an-als. Dogs welcome at Penrose. Naturally uneven woodland and coastal paths. We do not allow boating, watersports or fishing at Loe Pool. Please do not swim or enter the water at Loe Bar or Loe Pool at any time.
Accessible route and/or map
Level access to food outlet
Located at The Stables cafe.
Outside seating and small indoor seating area by The Stables café.
Penrose Estate is 2 miles S-W of Helston on the B3304, just south of Porthleven.
Parking: Donation car parks also at Degibna, Chyvarloe, Highburrow and Parc-an-als.
Sat Nav: For Penrose Hill car park use TR13 0RD. For fairground car park (not National Trust) use TR13 8WN.
The South West Coast Path visits the property at Loe Bar, take the footpath on the north side of Loe Bar for walks through the parkland or on the south side of Loe Bar for woodland and farmland walks. From Helston access through Degibna or Helston Drive. From Porthleven access via Penrose Hill or Highburrow. Download the property map for further details.
Penzance train station 10 miles from Porthleven
From Penzance train station, take First 2/2A or 7/8 Penzance-Falmouth via Porthleven
From Porthleven take the coast road along to Penrose Hill, there are rides throughout the parkland and woodlands at Penrose, download the property map for details.
You can help us plant over 10 hectares of new woodland at Penrose to help secure nature at Penrose for future generations. We’d like as many volunteers and local people to help us as possible. All tree planting events are family friendly and we welcome everyone of any age to join us.
Enjoy a gentle stroll at Penrose, as part of our social walk series. Everyone is welcome regardless of walking experience or ability.
Discover dog-friendly walks through the meandering Penrose estate, taking in ancient woodland, parkland, creek side pathways and the exposed beach of Loe Bar on the South West Coast Path.
Take a look at the map of Penrose to help plan your visit.
Seventeen miles of path and multi-use trails waiting to be explored through woodland, plantation and parkland.
The largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, home to a variety of wildlife and renowned for its bird population.
A dramatic shingle dam across the River Cober, heaped up by heavy Atlantic seas and the final resting place of many shipwrecks.
The walled garden
An eighteenth century kitchen garden being lovingly restored by volunteers into a community space. Visitors are welcome to picnic here in dry weather.
The Stables cafe
Sat in the heart of the estate in an 1780s stable block, serving take away hot drinks & light snacks with outdoor seating in the courtyard.
Eating at The Stables cafe
The Stables cafe is open every day (except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day) and is situated at the heart of Penrose, offering hot and cold drinks and a range of cakes and biscuits. There are wooden picnic tables in the courtyard where you can enjoy a well-earned rest with your drink or feel free to head to the walled garden and enjoy a lie down on the grass in the warmer months. Remember that every cuppa and sweet treat you buy helps us look after Penrose for everyone, for ever.
The open spaces at Penrose are ideal to explore. Walk through the parkland or take the family on an adventure in the woods.
There are acres to explore on your visit to Penrose, and it doesn’t have to be on foot. Miles of bridleways are waiting to be discovered on your horse, or by bike.
Join us on a social walk or take part in our tree planting event to help us secure nature at Penrose for future generations.
Enjoy a social stroll at Penrose as part of our social walk series. Everyone is welcome regardless of walking experience or ability.
You can help us plant over 6 hectares of new woodland at Penrose to help secure nature at Penrose for future generations. We’d like as many volunteers and local people to help us as possible. All tree planting events are family friendly and we welcome everyone of any age to join us.
Throughout November, free autumn leaf spotter sheets will be available for all explorers at Penrose. Sheets can be collected from The Stables café and are free of charge.
A traditional white-washed cottage with a thatched roof and a country rustic interior.
A lakeside hideaway with a country cottage interior and an enclosed garden.
A sophisticated barn conversion with a timber-frame ceiling and views over Carminowe Creek.
Hassle-free bunkhouse accommodation for those who want to spend more time exploring the Cornish coast than indoors.
Loe Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, is cut off from the sea by a broad shingle bar heaped up by heavy Atlantic seas.
Penrose is a mixture of rich farmland and woodland around Loe Pool, through which there are many paths to explore by foot, bike or on horseback. Penrose is met by the coast at Loe Bar a site of many historical shipwrecks.
From wetlands to former tin mines, Penrose has plenty to be cared for. Discover how we're conserving the estate’s rich wildlife habitats and history for everyone to enjoy.
Clifftops and fields across Cornwall are set to be transformed into thriving wildflower meadows, thanks to a new three-year conservation project.