Bodmin PL31 2DX
We can confidently recommend Parnells Taxis (01208 75000).
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Bodmin is in the heart of North Cornwall and just off the A30, the main trunk road that runs the length of Cornwall and directly connects to the motorway network via the M5. Bodmin can also be reached via the A38.
Bodmin Parkway railway station is located 4km3 miles from Bodmin town centre on the A38. This services the mainline London Paddington to Penzance route, trains from Birmingham New Street as well as local services. It also has links to the National Cycle Network N3. Bodmin is also serviced by National Express coaches.
You can find details of various modes of travelling to Bodmin further down this page
Approaching Castle Street from the bottom, you will pass St Petroc's Churchyard. Proceed up the hill and over 3 traffic humps and you find the entrance to Bedknobs in a stone wall on your right-hand side with tourist logos on the gateposts and the house name that is Polgwyn.
If coming down Castle Street, you will pass Love Lane on the left followed by Cross Lane on your right after which Bedknobs is the 2nd driveway on your left. You will also see Bedknobs sign on the gable end of the house and tourist logos on the gateposts.
Once you have arrived, walk past the windows to the porch that is opposite the old barn where you will find our back door with door-bell and knocker. We’ll be happy to help you park (if needed), assist with your luggage, and take you round to the front door where there is a comfortable seat to change outdoor shoes before showing you to your room.
Should you find yourselves lost at any point on your journey, or your arrival is delayed, then just give us a call on 01208 77553 and we’ll be happy to help.
Bedknobs in Bodmin is just off the A30, the main trunk road through Cornwall. Here are some directions to Bodmin from both the A30 and A38. You can click on the map to get full traffic directions from the start point of your journey.
From the A30 travelling West, take the Bodmin turn-off onto the slip-road and move over to the right-hand lane and take the first turning right that will bring you into the top-end of Castle Street.
From the A30 travelling East, the Bodmin turn-off brings you to the Carminow roundabout. Take the second exit and follow signs for Bodmin town centre. Continue up and over the hill and straight over the roundabout by Morrisons supermarket. Continue on into Bodmin and take the second right-hand turn that is just before St Petroc's Church, into Pound Lane. Take the first left into Church Lane and continue up the hill into Castle Street.
From the A38 you will also come to the Carminow roundabout. Take the turning for Bodmin Town centre and follow the directions as for the A30 travelling East.
You can get the latest traffic conditions from the Highways Agency on the Traffic England website.
You can also keep up to date with local traffic in Cornwall via BBC Radio Cornwall on 103.9 and 95.2 FM. Radio Cornwall also provide local travel information online on their BBC Radio Cornwall Travel website.
Coming up Castle Street, it is easiest to reverse in. If you would prefer to come in frontwards, then go past our entrance on the right, turn round in the back entrance of The White House Residential Home on the left, then come back down and swing in left.
We have off-street parking at Bedknobs and your booking includes space for one car for the length of your stay
Parking neatly is helpful to ensure that everyone has a space - we accommodate 5 cars when full. This usually works well if the first two or three cars park diagonally into the corner between the house and the wall next to the road (see slideshow for example). If you have any problem with positioning, then we’re on hand to help.
Do let us know in advance if you have a longer or commercial vehicle as we will try to ensure that a larger space is kept free for you.
We provide free charging for electric vehicles so please let us know if you would like to reserve a space.
There is a drop off point is opposite St. Petrocs church at the bottom of Castle Street about 400m440yds from Bedknobs. You can find further information on making your journey by coach on the National Express website.
Should you decide to walk from the coach stop, then you may find climb up Castle Street challenging, especially if you have heavy luggage. We will gladly meet you off the coach, commitments permitting, or you might consider booking a local taxi, in which case we recommend Parnells Taxis.
The mainline railway departure points are Paddington Station in London or New Street in Birmingham arriving at Bodmin Parkway. Providing your transfers are not too complex, this can be one of the most relaxing ways to travel. You can get full details and book on the National Rail Enquires website.
We can arrange for you to be picked-up at the station - Bodmin Parkway is 4km3 miles outside Bodmin, or you can make your own arrangements using either the local bus service to Bodmin, or a taxi or car hire firm.
Please note that we do not recommend you to either walk or cycle from Bodmin Parkway into Bodmin via the A38 as there are no pavements or verges and the road is zoned for 80kph50mph traffic.
You can book a ticket to Bodmin General and travel the last stage of your journey from Bodmin Parkway by Steam! See Bodmin and Wenford Railway for further details.
If you are hiring a car for your trip to Cornwall, then it is generally better to request one just suitable for your needs and avoid a larger vehicle. It is also a good idea to steadfastly refuse any offer of an 'upgrade' by the hire company. This will ensure that you can enjoy getting about on some of Cornwalls narrower roads (there are many), use less fuel and make parking easier, wherever you go.