Mennabroom is a historic country estate consisting of a 14th-century Grade II listed farmhouse and three charming holiday cottages which have been converted from traditional stone outbuildings. Lying on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor in 40 acres of grounds, this is the perfect rural retreat for those seeking a relaxing getaway.
The child and dog friendly accommodation is a perfect blend of rustic hospitality and modern convenience where you’re sure to feel welcome. Delicious homemade dinners can be pre-booked, as well as bed and breakfast being available for those who book a stay in the farmhouse or those staying in the cottages for a minimum of 2 nights. The 40-acre grounds are free for guests to explore, and the estate is close to a number of excellent walking trails. Despite the secluded setting, Mennabroom is also an ideal home base for exploring Cornwall and Devon, with easy access to the A30 and A38.
Things to Try
Immerse yourself in tropical surroundings and see plants of all kinds from around the world in the vast greenhouses of the Eden Project. This massive garden hosts plants from the rainforests and the Mediterranean, as well as those that grow closer to home – an unforgettable experience.
Pay a visit to this incredible late Victorian country house in its 1,000-acre grounds, managed by the National Trust. Get a real taste of history in this magnificent mansion as you view everything from the beautifully furnished bedrooms to the extensive servants’ quarters.
Surround yourself with the unspoilt scenery of the moor as you take a bracing walk through the wild Cornish landscape. Its striking and sometimes desolate appearance makes it a truly unique place to explore. There are a number of walking trails available for all ages and abilities.
Well-known as a haven for smugglers in the past, this inn was made famous by the Daphne du Maurier novel of the same name. The current inn retains a distinctly 18th-century atmosphere and is well worth a visit – be sure to take a look in their Museum of Smuggling too.
For Food and Drink
At the local village of St Neot, you’ll find the London Inn, a traditional British pub based in a former 16-century coaching inn. If you’re self-catering and would like to stock up, there’s also a local farmer’s market in the village on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
The cottages are very close to Carnglaze Caverns, a former slate mine that’s now open for visitors to explore and which also hosts live music events throughout the year. Good road links mean that a range of other attractions are within easy reach, including St Michael’s Mount and the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.
There are some excellent cycle trails in the area, with Cardinham Woods nearby and the Camel Trail not too much further. For walkers, there’s a huge range of popular routes - for those who like long distances, the 60-mile Copper Trail is a great way to see the sights Bodmin Moor has to offer.