Penrose Bunkhouse, Penrose Bunk House, Gunwalloe, Helston, Cornwall TR12 7PY

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Located on the edge of the Penrose Estate, the gateway to The Lizard Peninsula. The bunkhouse is next to the SW coast path and has good access to many local walks, trails and cycling routes. Penrose, is home to many rare species of birds and other wildlife as well as Cornwall's largest freshwater lake the Loe. A great location to base your group for wildlife adventures, walking and activity holidays or a break away from it all. The bunkhouse has two main dorm rooms, with bunks and beds that sleep 7. A twin room is located in a separate section of the bunkhouse. There are 5 individual bathroom pods and a communal kitchen/dinning area. A drying room and kit store are available. Solar panels and the wood burner provide the hot water and heating system. The first batch of logs is supplied. The Bunkhouse has excellent partnerships with local activity providers and can point you in the right direction for surfing, kayaking, coasteering, climbing and cycling, including bike hire if necessary. Photos © National Trust Images/Mike Henton

This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 2x7, 1x2,
  • Open:

    All year. All day
  • Price per night:

    From £350 for two nights.
  • Booking:

    Booking required. Deposit on booking, balance 6 weeks before arrival. Minimum booking 2 nights.
  • Directions:

    SW653235. From Helston, A3083 towards The Lizard, with RNAS Culdrose entrance on left (before the bridge) take the right hand turning. Take right sign posted Loe, the bunkhouse is at the end of the road through a five bar gate.
  • Public Transport:

    Redruth train station is 13 miles. The Helston bus stop 1.7 is miles.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks South West Coast Path
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By the Sea National Trust


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
\A National Trust Property
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Penrose Bunkhouse

A delightful National Trust Cornish Bunkhouse is open this Winter

December 9th 2020

As long as Government guidelines allow you to come to stay in Penrose Bunkhouse, we would love to welcome you. Our published prices have been lowered to reflect the restricted group sizes due to the COVID guidelines.


Self catering accommodation in Cornwall.

June 30th 2019

Enjoy the local delights of Cornwall on a budget, by using local produce to serve your whole group a tasty Cornwall meal.

The local market town Helston, has a renowned farmers market on the first weekend of every month, where you can experience the flavors of rural Cornwall.

Penrose Bunkhouse - self catering accommodation

Penrose Bunkhouse- the gateway to The Lizard Peninsular.

December 29th 2017

Escape everyday life in the serene natural wonderland of The Lizard Peninsular.

Stay at the gateway to The Lizard Peninsular at Penrose Bunkhouse! Discover the natural wonderland, and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, of the serene Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall. Muse in nature’s bliss, by escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and experiencing the plentiful picturesque coves it has to offer. Try stretching your legs and freeing your minds on the divine South West Coast Path walks, including a favorite- The Lizard to Coverack. 

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