A South East Cornwall castle set in country grounds has won gold for the second time in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2014.
Pentillie Castle and Estate in St Mellion has triumphed in the Bed and Breakfast and Guest Accommodation of the Year category.
Pentillie Castle offers nine luxurious en-suite bedrooms in a breath taking setting overlooking the River Tamar and Dartmoor.
Sammie Coryton, Pentillie’s managing director said: “We are delighted to have won gold for B&B Guest Accommodation of the Year at the South West Tourism Awards.”
“A huge thanks to all the Pentillie team who have continued to work hard and maintain the high standard of accommodation we have here at the Castle.
“Being recognised for our efforts by the South West’s tourism leaders is important to us, and their enthusiasm is shared by all the people who love Pentillie, including those who stay here again and again.”
The category recognises bed and breakfasts, farmhouses, inns, restaurants with rooms and guesthouses offering a high standard of accommodation.
The estate stretches over 2000 acres of countryside in the heart of the Tamar Valley on the Cornwall and Devon border.
In January 2009, the Grade two listed Pentillie Castle featured on the Channel 4 series Country House Rescue, which publicised the estate’s plight nationally, leading to a turnaround in fortunes for this magical riverside estate and gardens.
Pentillie was built in 1698 with its grounds designed by the famous landscape designer Humphry Repton, in 1810.