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Castle at Pentillie is no longer chilly

A historic castle has been brought into the 21st Century with the installation of a renewable system and LPG to fuel its hot water and heating.


Pentillie Castle, located in St Mellion in Cornwall, has undergone a complete renovation to transform the castle into a wedding and private hire venue.

South Devonshire based heating engineering firm, Murch and Baker, was appointed to upgrade the heating and hot water systems at the castle. 


Murch and Baker specified Calor LPG to meet the needs of the castle’s heating and catering facilities, which proved a challenge due to it’s rural location and isolation from mains gas

The contractor also specified a solar solution with panels fitted to the roof of the property. 

This renewable technology allows the castle to achieve a proportion of hot water and heating from a low carbon technology, helping to reduce emissions and save money on fuel bills. 

In addition, a second solar panel was also specified to work alongside the LPG system to heat the outdoor swimming pool at the property. 


To ensure the increased level of demand on hot water and heating could be met once the venue started hosting events, three 2,000 litre tanks were also installed at the property. 


Pentillie Castle was originally built in 1698 by James Tillie, whose statue still stands in front of the castle. 

The castle was remodelled in the early 1800s to change its appearance to the gothic style structure it has today.  Another refurbishment project was undertaken between 1966 and 1968, resulting in the castle becoming a listed building.