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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":101,"Name":"Bodmin \u0026 Country","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to self-catering holidays in Bodmin \u0026amp; Country\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe rugged moorland that surrounds Bodmin\u0026rsquo;s found itself under the gaze of the nation over the past few years, as it\u0026rsquo;s been used as one of the filming locations for the BBC\u0026rsquo;s Poldark. Bodmin Moor stars as the backdrop to many a shot of Ross Poldark cantering through the heather on one of his missions, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve seen the series then you\u0026rsquo;ll already have an inkling that Bodmin and its countryside are spectacular.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like long windswept walks, plenty of opportunities to wander the path less travelled and scenery that changes with the seasons, then Bodmin\u0026rsquo;s the place to do it. The town itself has a charming air that makes it easy to imagine how it looked in days gone by, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find your share of quirky attractions to enjoy while you\u0026rsquo;re there. The Bodmin \u0026amp; Wenford Steam Railway\u0026rsquo;s one of the area\u0026rsquo;s most popular days out, and there\u0026rsquo;s something relaxing about sitting back and watching the landscape roll gently by.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003ePlaces to visit in Bodmin\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOk, so let\u0026rsquo;s start with the obvious one \u0026ndash; Bodmin Moor\u0026rsquo;s got to be one of our favourite places to visit in Bodmin. There\u0026rsquo;s a wildness to this moor that sets it apart from Dartmoor in neighbouring Devon, and it\u0026rsquo;s a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With jutting granite outcrops, fluttering heather and historic churches, Bodmin Moor\u0026rsquo;s perfect for those days when you feel like escaping the crowds and finding your very own corner of Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNext, it\u0026rsquo;s Bodmin Jail. This imposing jail dates back to the 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century, and if you\u0026rsquo;re feeling brave you can join one of the tours that guide visitors around the building. With original cells and an atmosphere that only adds to the experience, the jail\u0026rsquo;s inspired more than its share of ghost stories over the years, and there\u0026rsquo;s a restaurant in the building so you can tuck into a plate of something hot while you mull over the tales at the end of your visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOn a brighter note, make sure you travel the short distance to Lanhydrock, a stunning historic house not far from Bodmin. Owned by the National Trust, Lanhydrock\u0026rsquo;s a beautiful Victorian manor house, and it\u0026rsquo;s home to much of the furniture that it housed in its heyday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Bodmin\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith all that countryside within easy reach, holidays in Bodmin make it easy to get out and about and enjoy some activity during your time away from it all. The Camel Trail\u0026rsquo;s a 17 mile stretch of walking and cycling trail that runs all the way from Bodmin to Padstow, and it\u0026rsquo;s nice and flat so it\u0026rsquo;s pretty much suitable for all. Keep your eyes peeled along the way, as there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of wildlife to spot as you make your way to the fishing town of Padstow, and if you work up an appetite you\u0026rsquo;ll have your pick of seafood restaurants that serve up the fresh catch of the day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve never read Daphne du Maurier\u0026rsquo;s The Jamaica Inn then make sure you do before your Bodmin holiday. The real Jamaica Inn sits in the heart of Bodmin Moor, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to make your way to the eerie looking inn that inspred the spooky tale. Don\u0026rsquo;t be put off by the novel though, you\u0026rsquo;ll actually be greeted with a warm welcome and great food at this friendly pub, but part of the fun\u0026rsquo;s in imagining how life may have been for those who called the moor home in the days when smuggling was rife.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"bodmin-country","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364465666.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Crown Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Crown Inn is one of Bodmin\u0026rsquo;s oldest pubs, and it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely place for a pitstop whilst you explore the rugged area that surrounds it. With a quaint feel to it that\u0026rsquo;ll have you wanting to settle down and stay for an afternoon, the pub also prides itself on its menu and the reviewers on TripAdvisor have nothing but glowing reviews to share.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis Bodmin restaurant prides itself on fresh Cornish produce, and you\u0026rsquo;ll always find the latest seasonal produce on the specials board. The Crown Inn serves food every day of the week, and in warmer weather the garden makes a peaceful setting to enjoy a meal in the historic surroundings.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re keen to try out a local pub during a stay in Bodmin accommodation, this is the place. With great, hot food and a relaxed atmosphere you\u0026rsquo;ll feel right at home. One reviewer describes The Crown Inn as \u0026ldquo;a pub with some oomph and spark\u0026rdquo;, and if you visit during summer you can sit outside and sip a refreshing drink whilst chatting to some of the locals.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4005,"LocationLongitude":-4.70324,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/pints and barrel.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/the-crown-inn","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/pints and barrel.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Wood\u0027s Cafe","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAccording to you guys on TripAdvisor Woods Cafe is the number one choice for those in self-catering Bodmin accommodation. Hidden in the gorgeous Cardinham Woods just two miles from Bodmin, we aren\u0026rsquo;t exaggerating when we say this is an escape as well as a cafe.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe historic cottage is a fantastic place to sample a cream tea, and although beautifully decorated inside\u0026nbsp; it also offers outside seating with plenty of space. Dog owners will find their pets welcome outside, and there are facilities for them too. Children can enjoy the adventure play area in safety, and this cafe makes a great resting spot during a bike ride. Bodmin is at its best when you\u0026#39;re enjoying the peace and quiet and spending time outdoors, so this little cafe is perfect for a pitstop during time in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4697,"LocationLongitude":-4.67973,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/ice-creams.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/woods-cafe","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/ice-creams.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bodmin Jail","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBodmin Jail is a creepy Cornwall attraction and a fascinating museum, so if the spooky stories of haunting and ghosts that surround it don\u0026rsquo;t put you off we\u0026rsquo;d recommend a visit. The jail was constructed by its unfortunate prisoners using 20,000 tons of granite from a nearby quarry and it\u0026#39;s one of Dartmoor\u0026#39;s most interesting sites..\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn fact, its walls are so safe that the Crown Jewels, and the Domesday Book have been stored within them during its history too. Now a family attraction for all weathers, the jail includes original cells from the former civil and naval prison (which closed in 1927), as well as a courtyard and a bar and restaurant.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors are free to roam the tiny cells, peer up at the small barred windows high above and get a real feel for what life was like for the prisoners. Those who are feeling especially brave can sign up for one of the evening ghost walks, where eager ghost hunters spend a night in the jail in search of things that go bump in the night.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDescribed by one witty TripAdvisor reviewer as \u0026lsquo;the best prison food you\u0026rsquo;ll ever get\u0026rsquo;, Bodmin Jail is home to a unique restaurant as well as a fascinating history. You\u0026rsquo;ll find homemade food in a cosy setting right in the heart of Bodmin\u0026rsquo;s sinister jail.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4743,"LocationLongitude":-4.72765,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/jail.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/bodmin-jail","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/jail.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Jamaica Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve read the work of Daphne du Maurier, you won\u0026rsquo;t want to miss a visit to\u0026nbsp;The Jamaica Inn,\u0026nbsp;the real inn which inspired her novel of the same name. Fans of the novel and du Maurier\u0026rsquo;s other famous works flock to the inn every year, and it\u0026rsquo;s lonely position on the windy outskirts of Bodmin Moor make it easy to understand why it inspired the chilling book.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf the novel had you imagining an imposing building in the heart of the moor then you won\u0026rsquo;t be disappointed, the Jamaica Inn is much as it\u0026rsquo;s always been, so it\u0026rsquo;s easy to get a sense of how it would have seemed to weary visitors as they arrived at the end of a long day journeying across Bodmin Moor.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis Bodmin family attraction also has a restaurant and fascinating Daphne du Maurier museum, and the coaching house has enough history of its own to fill another. There\u0026rsquo;s a cinema room which tells the story of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s relationship with smuggling, and it\u0026rsquo;s only fair that we warn you that some visitors report seeing ghostly figures in the bar!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5623,"LocationLongitude":-4.56665,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Pub fire.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/the-jamaica-inn","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Pub fire.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Lanhydrock","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOnce home to the Robartes family, Lanhydrock is a beautiful country estate that\u0026rsquo;s everything you\u0026rsquo;d expect from one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s finest stately homes. The first thing that will strike you during your visit is how easy it is to imagine the house in its heyday as the rooms are decorated just as they were by the family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house was decorated in 1881, following a serious fire, and the design and interiors offer a rare insight into life in the Victorian era. Peer into the servants\u0026rsquo; quarters, and then wander the Long Gallery and its collection of rare books to get a feel for both worlds. Creep through the children\u0026rsquo;s nurseries and admire the opulence that welcomed the newest additions to the family. The house offers a glimpse into everyday life of the Victorian era, and shows just how different life was upstairs in the comfortable rooms to \u0026lsquo;below stairs\u0026rsquo; in the chilly servants\u0026rsquo; quarters.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eExperience the heyday of the Agar-Robartes family, who made Lanhydrock their home, and discover how their fortunes changed during the First World War. You\u0026rsquo;re also welcome to explore the gardens, visit the family chapel and peer into the stables...all of which are open to visitors. Lanhydrock is every inch the looming Victorian estate, and its surrounded by acres of rolling land that make it a fantastic place to while away some time during a Cornwall holiday. The Victorian parterre is lined with yews and the grounds are dotted with historic oak and beech trees, so make sure you leave plenty of time to enjoy the gardens.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.4409,"LocationLongitude":-4.69784,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/staircase.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/lanhydrock","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/staircase.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bodmin Moor","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNeed some breathing space? How does a sprawling moor that stretches for 150 square miles sound? Bodmin Moor is about as spacious as you can get, and its unspoilt beauty and rugged landscape make it the perfect place for a walk during a Cornwall holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBodmin Moor has a whole collection of designations to its name, and it\u0026rsquo;s no surprise that for one thing it\u0026rsquo;s been named as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Much of the landscape has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the area\u0026rsquo;s World Heritage Site status notes the significance of the tin mining industry that dates back more than 4000 years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s highest peaks on the moor in the forms of Rough Tor and Brown Willy, and the views from each will take your breath away. It\u0026rsquo;s easier to see the marks of the moor\u0026rsquo;s history from above, so look out for the remains of ancient buildings and medieval farms...it\u0026rsquo;ll hit you just how much history you\u0026rsquo;re walking through during your day exploring.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe landscape may be rugged but it\u0026rsquo;s also diverse. Dramatic tors loom high above the moor\u0026rsquo;s visitors and ancient oak woodland lines hidden valleys, just take your pick of walks and trails and discover an area that\u0026rsquo;s been largely untouched for thousands of years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5363,"LocationLongitude":-4.58375,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bodmin.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/bodmin-moor","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bodmin.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Bodmin \u0026 Wenford Railway","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHop aboard, take a seat and travel back in time with a journey on the\u0026nbsp;Bodmin and Wenford Railway - the perfect dog friendly attraction in Bodmin for those enjoying family holidays. This nostalgic steam train will delight children and remind the older passengers of days gone by, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most popular attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe 13 mile round trip is a brilliant way to sit back and admire the Cornish countryside, and the smell of steam and sounds of the engine will transport you back to the 1950s. The passenger train runs between February and December, and there are various themed events available throughout the year too, and some of them may surprise you...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe programme of events range from the quaint such as Steam and Cream specials aboard the Cornish Belle, murder mystery specials that would make Agatha Christie proud, Santa by Steam and (wait for it) the Disco Train. We bet you\u0026rsquo;ve never shown off your moves to the sounds of the 70s on a steam train dance floor...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBodmin General station is just a short stroll from the centre of Bodmin, and there\u0026rsquo;s a picnic area, an exhibition coach, a workshop viewing area and a free car park onsite.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4652,"LocationLongitude":-4.716,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364485776.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/the-bodmin-wenford-railway","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364485776.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Bodmin Moor","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf it\u0026rsquo;s hiking you\u0026rsquo;re after during a Cornwall holiday then it\u0026rsquo;s got to be the windswept and rugged Bodmin Moor. Don\u0026rsquo;t be daunted by the sweeping size of the area, it\u0026rsquo;s divided into handy walks and trails to make it easy to plan a hike to suit you. This 150 square mile stretch of moorland is home to The Copper Trail, a handy route of 60 miles that takes in the moor\u0026rsquo;s most interesting spots.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMinions is always a popular place to start a Bodmin hike, and the Hurlers Stone circle and nearby copper mine engine houses make it an interesting way to get exploring. It\u0026rsquo;s free to park up in the centre of the village, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to regroup over a cream tea before heading home afterwards.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe moor\u0026rsquo;s history stretches back an impressive 4000 years, and just some of the area\u0026rsquo;s designations include a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site \u0026ndash; so it\u0026rsquo;s dotted with manmade and natural attractions that make fantastic hiking destinations. If you want all of the excitement of a hike without things getting too challenging head to Cardinham Woods.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis ancient woodland is separated into walking trails, and most of them are reasonably flat. If you\u0026rsquo;re planning a hike for your whole family there are some lovely routes beside the river.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5363,"LocationLongitude":-4.58375,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/heath.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/walking-bodmin-moor","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/heath.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Hallagenna Riding","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you were hoping to use your Cornwall holiday as an excuse for a moorland ride then choose between a one or two hour ride with Bodmin\u0026rsquo;s Hallagenna Riding. Experienced riders can enjoy escorted trail rides on the beautiful Bodmin Moor, enabling visitors to enjoy the South West\u0026rsquo;s most rugged landscape on horseback.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor fans of The Jamaica Inn made famous by Daphne du Maurier\u0026#39;s somewhat creepy novel of the same name, there\u0026#39;s a guided ride that takes riders across the moor for a lunchtime stop off at the inn that inspired one of the most famous tales to have come out of Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eExplore the wilderness that inspired the story of Lorna Doone and appreciate one of the region\u0026rsquo;s most unspoilt areas during your ride. Ride times can vary depending on the party, and as long as there are two booked on a ride it will go ahead. Bodmin Moor has always inspired legend, igniting the imaginations of those who visited or crossed it, and horseback is a fitting way to experience it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy a slightly longer ride than the two hour option then consider the pub ride which will take you over the moor to the pretty village of Blisland. Here you\u0026rsquo;ll hitch up your horses on the village green like generations of visitors before you, before heading to the Blisland Inn for some well-deserved refreshment. Hallagenna Riding ensure that riders are safe and well-informed throughout their journeys, so discover Bodmin with a ride for a day you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5606,"LocationLongitude":-4.67703,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368023805.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/hallagenna-riding","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368023805.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Camel Valley Vineyard","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBodmin has one very palatable asset; an award winning vineyard! Camel Valley wines have been producing a vast selection of wines and sparkling wines for over 20 years and this working attraction offers visitors the chance to sample a number of their stunning creations and then buy them in the shop after the tour.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s one simple secret behind the success of the Camel Valley wines and that\u0026rsquo;s the location of the vineyard. The slopes peer over the Camel River below and they\u0026rsquo;re in a great position for enjoying as much sunshine as possible throughout the year. Add to that the traditional techniques used throughout the vineyard and you\u0026rsquo;ve got a recipe for home-grown wine that always stands out from its rivals.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe tours of the vineyard may be fascinating but the highlight of every visit is the opportunity to sit back on the terrace and sample the produce while you admire the views. There\u0026rsquo;s a relaxed feel to the tours, and the Camel Valley Vineyard is an unpretentious, engaging way to learn more about wines in a beautiful setting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4768,"LocationLongitude":-4.78254,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/08/Grapes.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"north-cornwall/bodmin-country/camel-valley-vineyard","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/08/Grapes.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Pencarrow House \u0026 Gardens","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePencarrow House and Gardens sit in one of the historic valleys close to Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s Bodmin, and the house still belongs to the same family that owned it in the 1500s. The house and gardens have welcomed visitors for decades, and thanks to their fascinating history and peaceful setting they\u0026rsquo;re still an enjoyable day out for families, couples and those who just fancy exploring.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis sprawling Georgian mansion has the appearance of a pretty doll\u0026rsquo;s house from the outside, and as the family are still very hands-on with its upkeep it has a warm and lived-in feel throughout that\u0026rsquo;s rare in a stately home these days.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe fine collections of art and antiques make interesting features for visitors, and the gardens are surrounded by dog-friendly woodland walks and trails. There\u0026rsquo;s even a cafe in the 17\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century estate cottages so this is a lovely attraction for a day out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5066,"LocationLongitude":-4.76612,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/04/Pencarrow House.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/pencarrow-house-gardens","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/04/Pencarrow House.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Beast of Bodmin","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou don\u0026rsquo;t have to have visited Bodmin Moor to have heard about the Beast of Bodmin, and it\u0026rsquo;s probably one of the country\u0026rsquo;s most famous and enduring legends. There have been reports of strange sightings and peculiar goings on across Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s beautiful Bodmin Moor for decades, and there are all kinds of theories as to what (if anything) the beast could be.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beast is thought to be a black wild cat, and although the evidence has been dismissed by most authorities every now and then a bemused walker captures the creature on camera and revives the debate. 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