The Gardens

The spacious main terrace at Penpol, with pots of herbs to liven up your menus, is perfect for cooking on the gas bbq and al fresco dining while admiring both the fantastic views of the harbour and surrounding fields. The purple flowered vinca and palm trees add to Cornish Riviera atmosphere.

Down the steps and in front of The Garden House, there is smaller terrace, a lovely sun trap for morning coffee even in cooler months. Then a stepped path through aromatic lavender, choisya and myrtle beds leads down to the pink flowering hydrangeas and magnolia bed.

From there, follow the rosemary and jasmine scented pathway which takes you to the old school room. With sculpted yew trees, it is alive with golden yellow Gardeners Glory climbing roses in summer, while the colourful pink fuchsia dangles from the wall top.

A wide, slate staircase takes you down further into the enclosed Chapel Garden with its own gold fish pond and exotic sculpture. With a medley of spring flowering camellias, followed by lily of the valley, hostas, and luscious passion flowers climbing the walls, there is year round interest. Slate seats make it is a unique place for the sharing of secrets.

A wooden door then leads onto the hebe garden and another door out onto the road, where you will find yourself surprising close to the heart of Mevagissey.