Holiday cottages Bodmin
Bodmin holiday cottages are perfect for affordable family holidays – plenty to see and do, and only a half hour drive to the beaches of Padstow for when the weather's looking good.
Bodmin is home to the famous Bodmin Moor and Bodmin Jail. Walking across the moor is a great way to see the countryside; you could walk to Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall, and to Cheesewrings, an impressive and precarious 32 foot tall granite formation. Just cross your fingers you don't see the Beast of Bodmin Moor, a large wild cat rumoured to live there. Bodmin Jail was built in the late 18th century and was in use until 1927, now some parts have been restored, and the jail is now a museum – complete with functioning execution pit! There are reported to be multiple ghosts in the jail, and the staff run regular overnight ghost tours for those who are brave enough.
There are plenty of pubs and restaurants within walking distance of our Bodmin holiday cottages, and, of course, the quality of the fish and chips is high. As with most British countryside towns, the town has a few stately homes that are worth looking around. Lanhydrock House is a late Victorian home with lovely manicured gardens, and you can hire a bike to take around the grounds. Pencarrow House is 3 miles from the centre of town, and is a Georgian mansion with a collection of fine art and antiques. Dogs are welcome in the gardens of both houses. Bodmin Town Museum is interesting for all ages.