Although hidden in a secluded location, Garden Cottage is easily accessible, with everything on your doorstep. Bodmin’s shops, pubs, eateries, tourist information centre and town museum, and the town park with children’s playground and skate park are within 5 minutes walk. The Beacon nature reserve, perfect for picnics and kite flying, the steam railway, historic Bodmin jail, military museum and the camel trail for cycling and walking are all within 15 minutes walk. So park that car and relax-there’s plenty to do. Only a 5 min car drive away are Lanhydrock golf club, and beautiful Lanhydrock house, a fantastic national trust property-one of the best in England we think. Don't forget Trago mills: there’s no where else like it! Please bear in mind that mobile phone signal can be patchy (welcome to Cornwall!) but WiFi calling is available in the cottage if you have it on your phone.
Cottage in Bodmin, Cornwall - Secluded location, hidden away in a sweet garden in the heart of historic Bodmin town.
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 12, 2019
About Sherry Boocock
Nigel and myself, Sherry, moved to Bodmin in 2002, after coming on holiday to Cornwall for 20 years. We renovated the sweet little cottage that backs onto our house, and are now pleased to welcome you to Bodmin. We love welcoming guests to our corner of Cornwall, helping as much as is wanted or simply or leaving in peace to relax!
Sherry Boocock purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Sherry Boocock chose Bodmin
We moved to Cornwall in 2002, having fallen in love with the county in the 1980's. We holidayed here as often as we could, before finally making the BIG MOVE to Bodmin. We bought a lovely old town house, gave it a lot of TLC, and opened as a four diamond rated B&B in 2003, which we have sadly now given up as we are too busy with our Crew Catering Food Truck. We love living in Bodmin, an historic, interesting town, with lots to do locally. Unlike many coastal Cornish towns, it feels like a proper all-year round community. With it's central location, Bodmin is the ideal base for your break. So,come on down, and get a taste of "living the dream"!
What makes this Cottage unique
Although hidden in a secluded location, Garden Cottage is easily accessible, with everything on your doorstep. Bodmin’s shops, pubs, eateries, tourist information centre and Town Museum, and the Town Park with children’s playground and skate park are within 5 minutes walk. The Beacon nature reserve, perfect for picnics and kite flying, the Steam Railway, historic Bodmin Jail, Military Museum and the Camel Trail for cycling and walking are all within 15 minutes walk. So park that car and relax-there’s plenty to do. Only a 5 min car drive away are Lanhydrock Golf Club, and beautiful Lanhydrock House, a fantastic National Trust property-one of the best in England we think. The quirky Trago Mills shopping experience is only a ten minute drive away.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely garden cottage, loads of room, better seen in person
Enough room for a small family and a dog, we used it as mainly a place to stay at night, bbq area or picnic area available , parking in local car park, Bodmin offers a lot as shops and restaurants nearby and historic features. Place perfectly in the Cornwall area for travelling about.
Well located cottage
Well equipped cottage in a great location. Bodmin is a nice little town with a good range of shops including the major supermarkets . The cottage is ideally situated for visits to the north and south coast of Cornwall as well as the Eden Project and the gardens of Heligan
Garden Cottage Hideaway
This cottage is in an ideal location for exploring mid-Cornwall. Although it can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children, it is ideal for a couple, it's very well appointed,clean and comfortable, a real home-from-home. There is no on-site parking but you are able to load/unload right outside the garden gate and your hosts provide a parking permit for a car park just around the corner. Sherry and Nigel are very welcoming and go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Bodmin town is perfectly located for visiting north and south coasts, Eden Project and Heligan Gardens. The town has lots of supermarkets as well as smaller independent shops and pubs but a lack of restaurants within walking distance. It's a good job the cottage is well equipped to produce your own fine dining! We would recommend this cottage to friends and relatives who like walking/sightseeing but it wouldn't be suitable for anyone with limited mobility.
Booking the cottage was extremely straightforward and we received detailed instructions from our hosts with emergency contact details for extra reassurance. We had never used 'Owners Direct' before but wouldn't hesitate to do so again.
Hello "The Walkers", and thank you for your lovely review. We do try hard to ensure everyone has a great time and makes the most of their stay. We are always very pleased to get good feedback. With regards to evening dining, you have a point that there's nothing gourmet on the doorstep. However there are three reasonable eating pubs within walking distance, and one hotel that welcomes non residents for dinner. Nigel is proposing to launch a dine-in supper menu for guests soon, delivered from our house next-door to the cottage. He is an excellent cook! A smart new restaurant will also be opening this summer in Mount Folly Square opposite the house, so things are looking up.
Excellent place to stay
My husband, 2 yr old daughter and I had a 2 week stay here and absolutely loved it. The facilities were great, the cottage kitchen cupboards were full of 'kitchen essentials' and there were plenty of towels etc provided.
The cottage had a lovely 'home from home' feeling and the cottage owners were very friendly and welcoming.
We found plenty to do around the area and still had things we wanted to do when we came home.
We were so pleased with the cottage we have already booked to go back next year. We would definitely recommend this cottage to a friend or relative.
The location of the cottage meant we were close to all the main routes around Cornwall enabling us to explore Cornwall whilst avoiding many of the little Cornish lanes. This was a definite plus for my husband and meant the journeys were a lot more relaxing!!
For a little 2 bed cottage it is the best one we have stayed in and we can't think of anything that was really lacking or we would change!
Thanks so much for your kind words Natalie. We try to make sure guests get a great holiday and value for money, so it's lovely to hear we are on the right track. It was a pleasure meeting the three of you. See you next Summer!
This is a lovely place - well presented, clean and with everything you could need. Owners were friendly and welcoming. Would certainly recommend. Good place to use as a base for touring around Cornwall.
Thank you very much for your kind words. We certainly value feedback from our guests. We always try to give our guests the best welcome we can, whilst at the same time ensuring their privacy, both in the cottage and in the garden.
A really beautiful holiday home
We stayed in July 2018 for a week in the Garden Cottage. It is a beautiful and lovingly furnished garden house in a central location in Bodmin and still very quiet. The house has everything you need. The kitchen is fully equipped, the rooms tastefully decorated. It is ideally located for exploring Cornwall's attractions. We liked it very much and we felt very comfortable there.
The contact with the owner was uncomplicated, she has responded to all questions quickly and always offered help. Very friendly and accommodating.
Thank you for your kind words. We are sorry we did not get to meet you but are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Warmest regards, Sherry.
The beautiful beaches of North Cornwall are only 10 miles away. The rugged cliffs and secluded coves of the South Cornish Coast are only 10 miles away too. Garden Cottage is ideally situated for surf lovers and ramblers alike.
Newquay airport is 40 mins drive away, and Plymouth Ferry Port is an hours drive. Not bringing a car? Bodmin Parkway Station is a short taxi or bus ride away, or we can collect you with prior arrangement. The National Express Coach stops 5 mins walk away, and all the bus stops with links to most places in Cornwall are right out side the Cottage’s private access to the street. The lovely ladies over the road in the Tourist Info Centre will tell you all you need to know.
Although hidden in a secluded location, Garden Cottage is easily accessible, with everything on your doorstep. Bodmin’s shops, pubs, eateries, tourist information centre and Town Museum, and the Town Park with children’s playground and skate park are within 5 minutes walk. The Beacon nature reserve, perfect for picnics and kite flying, the Steam Railway, historic Bodmin Jail, Military Museum and the Camel Trail for cycling and walking are all within 15 minutes walk. So park that car and relax.
Are you a sporty type? Garden Cottage is ideally situated for cycling the Camel Trail to Wadebridge and Padstow, sailing in stunning Fowey, Fishing from Mevagissey, Pony trekking on Bodmin Moor, walking the Saints Way or Coastal paths, or golfing at one of the numerous local courses. If surfing is your bag then take your pick from all those fantastic North Coast beaches: none are more than 30 minutes drive away.Art and Culture more your thing? You must visit Tate St Ives, explore all the studios in St Ives and Penzance, catch a show by Kneehigh or Miracle Theatre companies, see a local band at Carnglaze Caverns, or a national show on tour at Hall for Cornwall Truro Or Theatre Royal Plymouth, even a quality local show at Sterts Thaetre up on the moor.Love Gardens and historic houses? There’s loads-the Eden Project is a must, plus Lost Gardens of Heligan, Caerhayes Estate, Trelissick, Lanhydrock, and too many others to mention.Children to entertain? On sunny days there’s nothing better (or cheaper!) than playing on the beach., most of the best ones being less than 30 mins drive away. Dodgy weather? The Tourist info centre just opposite the house has a spooky dungeon to explore, plus an interactive courtroom trial reenactment. Eden is great for kids, as is the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, The Sealife Centre in Plymouth, Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Paradise Park, Gweek Seal Sanctuary, the Monkey Sanctuary at Looe: the list goes on!Mad on shops and lovely towns and cities? Nearby Fowey, Padstow, Wadebridge, and Newquay are all full of interesting shops and lovely restaurants. The bigger towns of Truro, Plymouth, Falmouth and St Ives are great for days out, and even Exeter is only an hour away.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Please contact us via email or phone, to enquire about the dates you want. Once we have agreed a price, we require your non-refundable deposit of 20% within two weeks. The balance is due one month prior to arrival. If you have to cancel, each case will be taken on it's merits. We will refund you only if we are able to re let those dates at the same rate. Changeover Day: Changeover day is usually Saturday, but we are as flexible as possible. 4 day breaks are usually charged at 75% of full week rate, due to the difficulty of filling the odd days. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Please call to discuss prices on 3 or 4 night breaks, Last minute special deals, and discounts on long winter lets.