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An elegant detached Victorian Villa with spacious and comfortable en suite bedrooms in an acre of secluded woodland garden just 5 minutes walk from Bodmin town centre. Ideal for exploring nearby Eden Project.

Please quote greentraveller when you book

Rooms: 3:1 twin, 2 doubles


Meals: Restaurants and Pubs less than half a mile away in town centre
Open: Year round
Address: Polgwyn, Castle Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DX

Why we'e chosen Bedknobs

How does Bedknobs B&B minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?

Awarded Gold by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, Bedknobs is one of the greenest B&Bs around. The owners have spent the last decade carrying out a programme of sustainable restoration on the historic Victorian house, including putting 6 sq m of solar panelling on the roofs, each of which has been fitted with around 10 inches of insulation. They are also in the process of draft-proofing the 140 year old Victorian sash windows, installing energy-efficient boiler with thermostatic rad valves and decorating using as many chemical-free products as possible, including organic paints, 100% pure wool carpets and Ecolay. Most of the appliances in the rooms are A-rated.

Each of the guest rooms has a recycling bin and guests are encouraged to recycle their glass and plastic bottles, newspapers and card, plus information on recycling is provided in every room. All cleaning products are based on plant derivatives and toiletries are from ethical sources. The toilets are dual-flush and taps have flow restrictors, while the showers have a dual setting but guests are left to choose whether or not to use them. All of the food on offer is locally sourced, with much of it grown, reared or produced locally wherever possible, plus there’s a list of their suppliers available in every room. Both walker and cyclist accredited, there is plenty of information available on the walking and cycling trails nearby, including connections with the National Cycle Network and routes such as the famous Camel Trail, stretching from Bodmin to Padstow and the Coast and Clay Trail, which starts in Bodmin and leads to Truro via St Austell.

Top eco features at Bedknobs B&B

  • 6 sq metres of solar panels

  • Roofs insulated with 10 mighty inches of insulation

  • Locally sourced food

  • 100% pure wool carpets with underlay made from recycled wool & felt

  • Cleaning products are based on plant derivitives, free from detergents & any other toxic chemicals

  • Awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme



Bedknobs Bed and Breakfast, Cornwall, England
Nearest train station: Bodmin Parkway

Directions from station:
Bodmin Parkway is 3 miles out of town. The No.555 bus runs from the station into town, or book Parnells Taxis, tel. 01208 77553. We are always happy to collect if we can.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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