The Honeypot in Bodmin

A spacious One Bedroom Apartment offering flexible accommodation right in the heart of Cornwall.

King-size Bed
Sit and Relax
TV with DVD Player
Sitting Room
Cyclamen enjoying the Sun

The Honeypot is a delightfully spacious 1-bedroom, self-contained self-catering apartment on the first floor of our large rambling house with its own private entrance. Just an 8-minute walk from Bodmin Town Centre and a few minutes drive from the A30 makes access to the whole of Cornwall exceedingly simple.

The Honeypot offers flexible accommodation - ideal whether travelling for business or leisure. It comprises 1 bedroom with kingsize bed, bathroom/WC, kitchen and lounge/dining room.

  • private entrance with stairs to the first floor
  • one car-parking space with EV charging available
  • instant hot water and central heating provided by super efficient combi-boiler
  • TVRs on all radiators
  • Wi-Fi internet connection offering superfast broadband throughout
  • some low doorways and beams - padded for the protection of visiting heads!
  • ironing facilities
  • service washes undertaken on request
  • a hard-wired Fire Alarm system
  • an environment where the use of synthetic chemicals is minimal
  • a generous double room with ample storage and wardrobe space
  • kingsize divan bed with firm matress
  • luxurious white Russian goose-down duvet - cool in summer, warm in winter - anti-allergen alternative available on request
  • hairdryer
  • a welcoming Ted on the Bed!
  • basin, WC and a corner bath with hands-free shower
  • a low-ish ceiling
  • plenty of soft towels
  • dual-fuel oven and gas hob
  • microwave
  • fridge
  • kettle and toaster
  • plentiful crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils
  • spacious, comfortably furnished lounge/dining room
  • dining table and seating
  • TV with video player and DVD/CD player
  • tourist information, maps1 and ideas for days out
The HoneypotSitting Room
The Honeypot Floorplan

Eating Out Locally

We are happy to recommend local eateries and will send out details with booking confirmation.

Check Availability and Book Online

Bodmin is located in the heart of Cornwall with excellent communication links and is the ideal location to explore the whole county.

Whilst the current COVID circumstances prevail, we are limiting bookings to a minimum of 7 nights.

If you would like longer than 7 nights, then please call us on +44 (0)7763 035238 to discuss options.

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Get in Touch

If you have any queries you simply get in touch by phone, e-mail or snail-mail.

You can call us on the following number throughout the day - GMT/BST:

+44 (0)7763 035238

We aim to acknowledge your email on the day it is received.

If you would like to communicate by post, then please write to us at:

The Honeypot
Castle Street
Bodmin PL31 2DX

About Us

We’re Gill and Kim and we would love to welcome you to our self-catering apartment in Bodmin, Cornwall.

The Honeypot started life as home to Gill’s Mum who became known to all as Honey-B. At that time our young son had been unable to say ‘granny’ which came out as 'honey' and 'B' being the first initial of her surname, Honey-B just kind of stuck.

We had come on holiday to Cornwall in July 1999 and Polgwyn, up for sale at the time, simplyfound us - on the very last day of our summer holidays!

A few days later, we made a day-trip by train to Bodmin with Honey-B and Ben for them to see the house too. We returned home that night and the very next day put in an offer to buy Polgwyn – and put our own on the market too! The rest as they say is history and so here we are - and Polgwyn is where we hope to be for evermore.

Shortly after moving, we did a complete refurbishment of the apartment before Honey moved-in in July 2000 at which point we revived Bedknobs, our 4-star B&B that Gill had already run for 10 years upcountry.

Sadly in 2003, Honey passed and as time passed too, The Honeypot became home to friends, family and our overspill B&B guests. Since finally putting Bedknobs multi-award winning B&B to bed in September 2018, The Honeypot has now become purely self-catering and we’ve been delighted to welcome back many B&B guests who have stayed over the years. Indeed, we hope this will continue and look forward to welcoming many first-time Visitors too.

The Honeypot is completely self-contained with it's own entrance as an annexe to our large rambling house that is ‘Polgwyn’. We are always on-site to welcome you and available to help you enjoy your stay.


Now it goes without saying that we would like you to return home as safe as when you arrive, so this is what we have in place:

  1. We use an efficient fogging machine that ensures the Honeypot can be completely deep-cleaned and sanitised between bookings.
  2. You’ll find hand sanitizer just inside the front door and we would urge you to use it both on your way out and more particularly on your way back in.
  3. Although we can now travel more freely, the COVID-19 pandemic remains and so we all need to play our part to help ensure that it doesn’t spread either here in Cornwall or upon your return home. We’d therefore urge you to continue to keep the recommended safe social distance of 2m, to wear masks when around other people and to wash your hands often, in other words, just continue with the usual day-to-day precautions that we have all got used to.

And whilst staying here in Cornwall, should you visit any place at all that might cause you concern, please don’t hesitate to tell us so that we may share with others in the Hospitality Industry and if necessary, report to the appropriate bodies. Our concern is to ensure that Cornwall’s Visitors as well us who live here, all stay as safe as possible.

Thank you, stay safe and enjoy your visit to Cornwall.

*Gill and Kim*

Privacy Policy for The Honeypot

Here is the privacy policy for 'The Honeypot-Bodmin'. If you have any questions on any aspect, then feel free to contact us at any time.

When you make a booking with us we collect the names of all the guests who will be staying, the Home address, email address and telephone number of the person making the booking. We also collect a debit or credit card number to take the deposit equal to the first night of your stay.

We use your home address as part of the card payment processing to validate the card.

We will use your email address to send you confirmation of the booking and an email with more details on how to find us and other information you may find useful for your stay.

After your stay you will receive an automatic email from our booking system asking you to fill in a feedback form. We also send you an additional email checking everything was ok with your stay and offering you ways to stay in contact with us by social media or email if you choose to do so.

We will not use your telephone number to contact you unless it for an emergency and/or we have been unable to contact you by email.

All of the personal and debit/credit card data you supply us, as part of the booking process, is stored securely on a third party system, Freetobook.

Neither we nor Freetobook will share your information with any third party unless there is a legal reason for doing so.

When you make a booking with us we collect the names of all the guests who will be staying, the Home address, email address and telephone number of the person making the booking. We also collect a debit or credit card number to take a deposit to confirm your booking.

We would like to stay in touch with you to send information about The Honeypot, any special offers we may have or local events. We send very occasional emails to people on our distribution list. The distribution list is managed by a secure third party, Mailchimp®.

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Neither we nor Mailchimp® will pass your details onto any third party

We are required by law to collect the following information on all our guests. We do this by asking you to complete a registration form on arrival.

  • For commonwealth guests:
    • Name and nationality
  • For non commonwealth guests:
    • Name, nationality, passport number, address of next destination

We will keep these forms safely in a locked filing cabinet. We are required to keep these registration forms for a year and show them to a police officer if they request to see them. We will destroy these forms 12 months after your stay.

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of this information please email us at

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Terms & Conditions

Here are the terms and conditions for booking accommodation at 'The Honeypot-Bodmin'. Please make sure that you are fully aware of these conditions as by making a booking you are signifying their acceptance. If you have any questions on any aspect, then feel free to contact us.

To place a booking for The Honeypot, you must be at least 18 years of age. The maximum number of staying guests is 2 unless otherwise agreed by us in writing. Where the person making the booking is different to the guest(s) taking up the occupation, the person making the booking may be held responsible for cancellation, non-arrival and damages as set-out below. Only the lead guest and the named person(s) are allowed to use the property and its facilities; any third party visitors are only allowed access with our express permission.

To secure any booking we require a deposit of 20% of the total cost to be paid at the time of booking. Deposit payments must be 'cleared funds' before a booking can be confirmed. Deposits are only refundable under the conditions set-out below.

Payment in £-sterling can be made online using debit / credit card as well as by digital bank transfer. Any additional charges raised against us by our bank for handling any payments, must be reimbursed by the lead guest within seven (7) days of any request to do so.

Check-in and check-out times are as follows:

  • Check-in between 16:00pm and before 19:00pm on day of arrival
  • Check-out by: 10:00am on day of departure

Should you need to cancel your booking you should contact us as soon as possible. Deposits already paid are only returned in accordance with the following conditions:

  • Cancellation made 15 days or more in advance of arrival date - Full deposit refund
  • Cancellation made 14 days or less of arrival date - 50% deposit refund
  • Cancellation made 48hrs or less of arrival date - No refund of deposit and full balance amount of booking due

Non-arrival guests, who are unable to attend or fail to attend for whatever reason, forfeit their deposit paid and the full amount of the booking will be due. We would strongly advise taking out appropriate holiday/cancellation insurance.

NB - In the rare event we need to cancel your booking with us, please be aware that we cannot be held liable for circumstances beyond our control and that our liability to you is limited to the refund of any payment already made.

Cancellation due to COVID-19

Should there be a national lockdown, travel restrictions or restrictions within Cornwall due to COVID that prevent your booking from taking place, we will provide a full refund.

Guests agree to respect the privacy and peace of all Polgwyn house residents, neighbours and the owners at all times. We reserve the right to cancel a booking with immediate effect if guests are not honouring this agreement or causing a disturbance / nuisance to other guests, neighbours or the owners.

We provide full Wi-Fi Internet access and expect guests to use this access to the Internet fairly and appropriately. We may monitor network performance and user usage in order to maintain a fair and high level of service to all occupants of Polgwyn.

The Internet access provided is intended for general use such as access to the world wide web, email, messaging, social media, light video/music/media streaming. It is not intended or ideally suited for heavy media streaming, online gaming, extensive downloads/uploads. Access to illegal activity or use of our network for illegal activity is prohibited and will be reported to local authorities.

We reserve the right to charge for any damage caused through the course of a booking. Such damage includes breakages, spillages, stains, damage to furniture or fixtures and fittings. Any accidental damage should be reported as soon as possible in order to minimise that damage and associated costs. Lost keys will incur a replacement charge per key.

Any lost property left behind by guests during a stay will be held for a period of 1 month. We will offer to post such items via recorded delivery or normal first class post, at the cost to the property owner, to be paid in advance. Alternatively collection can be arranged.

Smoking is not permitted in any part of The Honeypot but is allowed outdoors in the garden.

We do not accept pets in The Honeypot except for assistance dogs.

On-site parking is provided and guests accept that they park their vehicles at their own risk.

We are required to keep a register of guests over the age of 16 who stay with us and this includes full names and nationality, and/or passport numbers, place of issue, details of next destination if non-British, Irish or Commonwealth guests. This is in accordance with the (Immigration (Hotel records) Order 1972). These records are kept for a minimum of 12 months and in accordance with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Our policy surrounding the personal details you provide as part of any booking or enquiry through this website or third party website, including the privacy of those details are explained and set out in our .

We reserve the right to cancel any booking without compensation, refund or reimbursement if the terms of these conditions are breached.

Thank you in advance for complying with these Terms and Conditions, which exist for the safety and protection of yourselves, the other occupants of Polgwyn and our neighbours. We hope that will enjoy a peaceful and relaxed stay at The Honeypot and enjoy Cornwall.

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