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Lovely Walk and Cafe

We had a lovely walk on the Penrose estate with beautiful autumn colours to enjoy. After our walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carlyon22
Be warned of cafe prices - A NT trend

A cup of coffee, a cup of weak tea, a small tub of ice cream, and one sandwich cost a total of... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Mark J
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Falmouth, England, United Kingdom
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A stunning part of Cornwall to explore and enjoy. The National Trust care for the unique habitats found here, including Loe Pool the largest natural lake in Cornwall and the unusual shingle bank of Loe Bar. The rangers hold regular events and...more
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Helston TR13 0RD, England
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

I wasn't sure how to rate Penrose because I found it to be a beautiful place to visit but I didn't enjoy removing the ticks from both my partner's legs and my own after a day walking around the estate. Wear long trousers! Great walks...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful sunny walk through beautiful trees with great views of the lake, so warm we could take our coats off. Disappointing that the Stables cafe wasn't open as advertised.

Thank KateinCornwall2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely walk on the Penrose estate with beautiful autumn colours to enjoy. After our walk we enjoyed a very welcome cup of tea at the cafe. As I have a dairy intolerance I was also delighted to find there was a choice...More

Thank Carlyon22
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

A cup of coffee, a cup of weak tea, a small tub of ice cream, and one sandwich cost a total of about £10.50!! About £3.90 for the sandwich! Does anyone think this is reasonable ? Unfortunately my wife had already bought the items and...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Firstly the negative, I’m getting tired of being ripped off by National Trust cafes. Two cups of tea should be no where near the best part of £5! I don’t mind supporting the NT hence I’m a member but I deserve a nice cuppa after...More

Thank Catty01
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The diversion through Penrose is badly signposted, when coming up from Looe Bar. Not what you need after hiking from Podhlu Cove. Okay I know that the new path opens on Saturday the 1st September.

Thank 732MichaelW732
Reviewed 22 August 2018

As a local who often walks here I was shocked by some of comments about the little café. It is a relatively new and welcome venture. Quality of drinks and home made cakes has been excellent when I have been there. There is ample seating...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I wasn't sure how to rate Penrose because I found it to be a beautiful place to visit but I didn't enjoy removing the ticks from both my partner's legs and my own after a day walking around the estate. Wear long trousers! Great walks...More

2  Thank andywinguk
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Beautiful woodland walks but avoid the stable tea rooms.... not tea rooms but an overpriced shed. Two cups of tea in paper cups and 2 pieces of stale pre-packed cake an unbelievable £10.10 !!!!

Thank hepzibah2017
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Very popular all year round but a wonderful place to walk. Free parking in Helston and a great afternoons walk around the lake.

Thank Just_in_the_south
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The park with the accompanying walks are lovely. Free parking. Caution : the signpost to Penrose is about the size of a piece of A4 paper. Easily missed. Maps and signposts are a bit misleading. The paths are in good shape, wide. Lots of bikers,...More

Thank 732MichaelW732
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Maureene M
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Im sorry for the late reply. no I dont think so. great walk though
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