A holiday cottage in Bodmin is a great choice if you want spectacular countryside and stunning beaches on your doorstep. Atmospheric moors, ancient villages and two dramatic coasts can be enjoyed on self-catering holidays in Bodmin. This lovely former mining community is one of Cornwall’s oldest towns, with granite buildings, a steam railway, a historic jail and rocky hilltops, offering breathtaking views across the heart of the county. Bodmin’s thriving town centre is home to antique shops, cosy pubs and traditional tearooms. As you explore its maze of narrow streets, look out for the seven holy wells and the graceful 15th century church of St Petroc. On the town’s outskirts, a series of picturesque walking and cycling trails meander through Cardinham Woods.

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A beautifully restored, refurbished barn less than ten minutes' walk from Lanhdrock Estate. Original features add to the charm of this home which includes a wood burning stove and spacious open plan living. The Barn is perfect for families or friends and welcomes two pets so is ideal for dog owners.

Watermill exudes authenticity. The pet-friendly cottage in St Breward boasts a stone façade and an interior with exposed beams, timber décor, flagstone floors and modern luxury, plus a wood burner. Sitting on the edge of Bodmin Moor, the cottage offers the best of the Cornish countryside and coast.

A stone’s throw from Bodmin's holiday cottages lies the eerily beautiful Bodmin Moor, where towering granite tors overlook windswept moorland, bogs and marshes. The moor is remote and sparsely populated, but its scattering of villages are some of Cornwall’s prettiest. Make a stop in Blisland, where a brilliant pub, church and cottages huddle around a grassy square. The rugged north Cornish coast is a half-hour drive away. Polzeath is a wide, sandy beach, known as one of the area’s best surf spots. Nearby, Port Isaac is an idyllic village, where fishing boats bob in an idyllic harbour. On the south coast, also around 30 minutes away from Bodmin, secluded coves, sweeping estuaries and the villages of Fowey, Polperro and Polruan are not to be missed. Bodmin has a variety of exciting family-friendly attractions, including Bodmin Jail, where the more gruesome side of the Cornwall’s history can be explored, and Bodmin and Wenford Railway, a renowned heritage line which runs regular steam-train journeys through some of the area’s most peaceful countryside.