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This 18th-century former prison offers an immersive experience for those after a uniquely definitive Cornish getaway; discover ultimate luxury behind original weathered stone walls for a memorable break with history at the heart.

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There's plenty to do in the local area - from the Camel Trail which can be found opposite the hotel's entrance, to the coast's coves and sandy beaches which are a short drive away. Explore the moorlands or hire a bike to admire the scenery.

On the edge of Bodmin, it's a 20-minute drive to the moor, with its many myths and legends.

By car: around 5 hours from London and Manchester, and 2 hours 30 minutes from Bristol. Free on-site parking available.

By train: London to Bodmin Parkway takes around 4 hours, after which, a taxi takes 15 minutes to the hotel. Book trains to Bodmin Parkway.

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The hotel seamlessly blends old with new. The huge glass roof and Victorian cell doors give a sense of what the building used to be like in its former use. The original stone walls are exposed and low lighting helps create ambience.


Staff are friendly and attentive, boasting extensive local knowledge. There's a gym, two restaurants, lounge and cocktail bar. Next door, you'll find the Bodmin Jail Attraction and gift shop. You can even go on a tour of the hotel, delving into the tales and history of the building.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Lounge
  • Gym
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Bedrooms are in three of the former cells and retain their original hand-built walls and authentic features, including historial plaques. Bathrooms have freestanding baths and walk-in showers.

Room types: Classic, Family, Accessible

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, historical plaques in each room, Egyptian cotton bedding, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

The Chapel offers a fine dining experience - and it wows, with artfully presented plates bursting with flavour. Classic Cornish dishes are created using the finest local and seasonal ingredients. For something less formal, enjoy a meal on the terrace at The Courtyard.

The Chapel: contemporary fine dining. Seasonal, local ingredients. Open for breakfast and dinner.

The Courtyard: bistro-style dining and terrace. All-day dining, homemade pizzas, afternoon tea.

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