Welcome to our 15th century historic B&B
Built in 1411 St Benet’s Abbey Historic House is a unique building standing right at the heart of Cornwall.
St. Benet’s Abbey Historic House – Bed & Breakfast is a family run business. Although offering all modern comforts, the building retains the charm and character of its historical past. The eight bedrooms are well furnished in an individual style, with en suites, colour TVs, central heating, hair dryers and tea/coffee making facilities. The abbey has ample off-road parking.
The location of St Benet’s Abbey makes it an ideal base for the tourist, being ½ a mile from the A30, just outside Bodmin and easy to find. In the village you will find a pretty pub, a Norman church, post office and village shop. Padstow, Tintagel (the legendary birthplace of King Arthur) Port Isaac and Boscastle on the north coast and Fowey, St Austell (with the port of Charlestown), Looe, Polperro and Mevagissey to the south are excellent days out.
St Benet’s is at the half-way point of the Saints Way, a medieval route taken by pilgrims on their way from Ireland to France, which crosses from Padstow to Fowey making it an excellent two-day walk with a comfortable over-night stop at the abbey.
For the less energetic, walking, cycling or horse riding on the Camel Trail (all off road and no actual camels involved), or on Bodmin Moor where you can keep your eyes peeled for the infamous Beast of Bodmin.
FACT – What’s special about the location of St Benet’s Abbey? (click to open)
Answer: St Benet’s Abbey is located in Lanivet, a small village in the centre of Cornwall between Bodmin and St Austell. Lanivet is the geographical centre of Cornwall.