• Bodmin Moor in Cornwall

THE IDEAL TOURING BASE FOR CORNWALL

The very best of Cornwall is yours to experience, with so much to see: Explore the numerous, beautiful gardens bursting with colour and history, discover the many picturesque fishing villages, witness the beauty of Cornwall's dramatic coastline and enjoy leisurely walks on coastal footpaths, wild moorlands and peaceful woodlands or relax on the glorious sandy beaches. Cornwall really does have something for everyone.


Discover some of Cornwall's best kept secrets and wonderful places to visit including...

The Farm at Bokiddick Farm Cottages

The Farm

The warmest of welcomes awaits you at our 180 acre dairy farm. Situated near Helman Tor and on the border of Breney Common, we have magnificent views of rolling countryside all around us and an abundance of birds and wildlife.

Bokiddick is a working dairy farm and is home to our award winning, Rockset Herd of pedigree Holstein cows. Our milk is sold to a local dairy, which specialises on the production of clotted cream and sells milk to local retailers, wholesalers and caterers, including ASDA under its local supplier scheme. The cream is also used in Kelly’s Cornish ice-cream, which is made in Bodmin.

We are always pleased to show guests a glimpse of farm life. It’s a good idea to bring your wellies! Come and see our small fold of Highland cattle, meet Ben our friendly black Labrador and find out why we keep goldfish in a water trough!

Children have a very warm welcome at Bokiddick Farm and we try and make their stay as happy as possible. As well as individual gardens and lawn areas in each cottage, there is an exciting play area with swings, a slide and a 14-foot trampoline with safety net.

Walking Holidays in Cornwall

Walking

Being surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Cornwall means that there are plenty of enjoyable walks and cycle rides on our doorstep.

Walk a short distance from the farm and you will be on the Saint's Way Walk, a way- marked coast-to-coast route for walkers. Parts of the Saint's Way were used as trade routes in the Bronze Age. The main part of the walk, from Padstow to Fowey, is about 26 miles long. Part of the farm boundary is on the edge of Breney Common Nature Reserve. Breney Common comprises of approximately 134 acres of lowland heath, bogs, mixed woodland, scrub and ponds all provide habitats to many species of wildlife, many rare. English Nature has recognised the high nature conservation interest of Breney Common and has notified the area as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

A Wilderness Trail offers an interesting route through the reserve allowing every element, such as the spectacular wild panoramas, to be appreciated.

Cycling Holidays in Cornwall

Cycling

Bokiddick is an excellent base for a cycling holiday in Cornwall due to its central location and the large number of cycle trails that we have close by. The Camel Trail and The Clay Trail are both safe, level and off road, ideal for those with young children; The Cornish Way, comprises 180 miles of quiet, on and off road routes from Bude to Land's End and Cardinham Woods near Bodmin has routes of varying difficulty through beautiful woodland.

Lanhydrock Cycle Hub is an exciting new mountain bike centre just 4 miles from the farm. Explore 10km of off-road cycle trails graded from easy to moderate for all the family and open all year. Either take your own bike with you or hire one at the hub.

Each cottage has secure storage for guests wishing to bring their own bikes, alternatively, bikes can be hired from Bodmin.

Golf Holidays in Cornwall

Golf

Cornwall offers an abundance of wonderful golf courses including links golf courses and parkland golf courses catering to all standards and ability levels.

Bokiddick Farm Cottages are very close to both Lanhydrock Golf Course and Lostwithiel Golf Course but travelling further afield you will find many more including St Mellion Golf Club, Trevose Golf Club, Bowood Golf Club, China Fleet Golf Club and St Enodoc Golf Club.

The better golfers amongst you must try the new Championship Nicklaus Signature Course at St Mellion, a true challenge for all levels of golfer!

For further information on golf courses in Cornwall please click here.

Lanhydrock House

Lanhydrock House

Approximately 4 miles away from the farm is the magnificent Lanhydrock House and Gardens owned by The National Trust. Set in nearly 450 acres of woods and parkland, this impressive granite clad house now makes for a fascinating tour, with some 49 rooms to be viewed.

Lanhydrock is surrounded by delightful Victorian Gardens, famed for their magnolias, camellias and azaleas, and a Gatehouse dating back to 1641 provides further interest. An avenue of mature trees offers a walk to Respryn Bridge on the River Fowey.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

We are less than 6 miles from the Eden Project, the largest greenhouses in the world, described as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". Discover the fascinating insight of mankind's dependence on plants.

The Eden Project is a must to visit and only 15 minutes away.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are about 15 minutes from the Eden Project. Voted the "Nation's Favourite Garden" by BBC Gardeners' World.

The Gardens have existed since the 16th century, but when the first world war came, taking the team of gardeners, the garden slowly declined until it was entirely covered with brambles. These gardens have now re-emerged in their finery once more. Definitely one not too miss.

The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth

The National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum at Falmouth, an experience as big as the sea, a gateway to the maritime world offers unique and interactive displays of boats and their places in people's lives

Charlestown Harbour

Charlestown Harbour

Charlestown was developed in the 18th Century as a working port primarily for use in the china clay industry. Now majestic tall ships berth here and it is a popular film location frequently used for period dramas.

The Shipwreck and Heritage Museum explains the history of the area. Charlestown and the beaches of St Austell Bay are only a few miles away.

Padstow

Padstow

Nestling on the beautiful Camel estuary, Padstow, with its colourful harbour surrounded by pastel-washed medieval houses, is an attraction in itself.

Renowned for being home to Rick Stein' s restaurants. Padstow is surrounded by glorious clean sandy beaches - no less than 7 bays are within a five minute drive.

Port Isaac

Port Isaac

Very picturesque and unspoilt fishing village which is now synonymous as the fictional Port Wenn in ITV's Doc Martin.

Fowey

Fowey

Fowey has much to offer with its natural harbour, unspoilt narrow streets and quality shops and galleries. Home of the famous Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature, which is held every May.

There are plenty of good pubs and restaurants , and ferries link Fowey to Bodinnick and Polruan.

Pencarrow House

Pencarrow House

Nearby to the town of Bodmin is Pencarrow House offering guided tours, the highlight of which is a superb collection of pictures, furniture and porcelain.

Fifty acres of grounds surrounding the house feature a Victorian rockery, Italian garden, a lake and woodland trails.

The Camel Trail

The Camel Trail

This traffic free recreational trail follows the route of an old railway.

The trail is ideal for family cycling as it is fairly level all the way and the views of moorland, woodland and estuary are spectacular. The trail is also used by walkers, joggers and horse-riders. Either follow the trail from Bodmin to Padstow on the North Coast, or alternatively follow it to Poley's Bridge on Bodmin Moor.

Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor, dominated by dramatic granite tors towering over sweeping expanses of open moorland has provided inspiration for many writers and poets among them Daphne du Maurier and John Betjeman.

Why not climb to the county's highest points at Rough Tor and Brown Willy, done in an afternoon, not too strenuous, amazing views and a great way of wearing the kids out!

Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway

Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway

This heritage railway offers a nostalgic opportunity to ride on a steam train

Helman Tor

Helman Tor

Bokiddick Farm enjoys magnificent views of Helman Tor. A rocky outcrop of large boulders formed in the Ice Age.

It's a lovely walk up to the Tor, or you can drive part way and then walk up to the top to enjoy the stunning views and see both coasts on a clear day.

Cornish Mining World Heritage

Cornish Mining World Heritage

Cornwall's wealth of mining history has now been designated a World Heritage Site with some 20,000 hectares spread across Cornwall and West Devon.

These historic mining landscapes are on par with such international treasures as Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. To find out more about cornish mining heritage sites including the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, just a few miles from here, near St. Austell, please click the 'Explore' graphic below...

Explore the Cornish Mining World Heritage