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National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - spacious open plan living rom
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - kitchen area
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - the games room
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - outside space and picnic tables
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - the garden
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - cosy sitting area
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - dorm accommodation
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - second dormitory
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - accessible shower room
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - the drying and boot room
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - the rear of the bunkhouse
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - the yard entrance
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - spacious open plan living rom
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - kitchen area
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - the games room
National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse - outside space and picnic tables

National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall

Sleeps 12 - 17 3 Bedrooms 17 Dining

Large seaside bunkhouse near Porthleven sleeping up to 17 for large groups of family and friends, near fabulous Cornish beaches

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. National Trust - Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall, sleeps 12 - 17 in 3 bedrooms.

Penrose Bunkhouse, managed by the National Trust, is located in a small quiet hamlet on the edges of the Penrose Estate near Helston in Cornwall. Ideally located for activity holidays.

Penrose is located right on the South West Coast Path so is an ideal base for a walking holiday, with lots of local circular walks to enjoy from the bunkhouse and direct access to the Penrose Estate and Loe Pool where there are also numerous cycling routes and an outdoor gym to enjoy. Penrose is close to the local fishing village of Porthleven and surrounded by some of the best beaches in the UK.

This simple bunkhouse comprises self catering accommodation for up to 17 people, with a shared spacious living, kitchen and dining area with a wood burner to keep you warm in the winter months. 2 dorms (sleeping 7 and 8) in a combination of beds and bunks with plenty of room in each dorm for storing personal kit - please note that one of them is accessed via an external access.

There's separate sleeping accommodation outside the main building in one of the outhouses where there is a twin room. The complex has a boot and drying room ideal for waterproofs, buoyancy aides and wetsuits. There is an additional basic but large educational room for wet days or for additional kit store, and a ping pong table.

Surrounded by AONB and SSSI the bunkhouse is a fantastic learning base for studying the local flora and fauna of the Lizard and close to the Lizard National Nature Reserve. The bunkhouse is also ideally located for archaeology and photography groups or large private parties looking to enjoy some time in beautiful surroundings.

All photos - National Trust Images / Mike Henton


Dog Friendly

2 dogs welcome.


Sleeping accommodation on the ground floor, separate accessible bathroom facilities.


There is no telephone at the bunk house, there is quite good mobile reception though.


Shared kitchen, please bring your own food. We supply tea towels and cleaning equipment.

Dining Room

Communal dining area for 16 people based around one large table.

Sitting Room

Communal living space with wood burner and chairs.

TV and Music Facilities

There is no television but there is a radio on site.

Games Room

Ping pong table in the education room but please bring your own bats and balls.

Heating and Open Fires

Very economical wood burner; logs can be pre-ordered.


Two dorms sleeping 7 and 8 respectively in a mix of singles and bunks, and an external twin room.


Mattress covers only provided, you will need to supply your own bed linen, duvets, pillows, sleeping bags and towels. We supply t-towels.


5 separate bathroom pods each includes shower, toilet and sink. Unisex. One accessible unit.

Children's Facilities

Bunk beds and an educational room with a table tennis table. There is a playground in the local village of Gunwalloe and beaches close by.


Close to the SW coast path and some of the best beaches in the UK.


Parking for several cars or mini buses available on site.


No smoking in any area of the bunkhouse.

Booking Information

Available all year, guests are asked to bring their own linen, towels and bedding. There is a mattress protector/bottom sheet on each bed.

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Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall

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OS Explorer 103: SW654 234. Take the road opposite Culdrose main entrance for approx 1.5 miles, turn right towards Loe Bar, bunkhouse at end of road.

  • Helston is a couple of miles away, Porthleven village is also close by.
  • Helston town centre where there are a number of supermarkets, a local farmers market and independent butchers, bakers, fishmongers and grocers.
  • Halzephron Inn, located within a mile, lovely day time views and a smuggling history. Porthleven also has a many pubs and and eateries to choose from.
  • Newquay airport.
  • Redruth or Camborne.
  • Bus from Helston stops outside RNAS Culdrose, approx 1.7 miles from bunkhouse.

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