Bodmin is a major town in Cornwall, south-west of Bodmin Moor. It’s a picturesque place with several important churches and historical buildings, as well as lush green parks and plenty of nature walks. Traditional pubs are scattered throughout the streets, while the local architecture includes pretty Cornish cottages and period terrace homes. Bodmin is the location for our new proposed McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living development, with an intimate complex of 12 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom apartments, located right in the heart of town.
Our stylish apartments will feature all the usual McCarthy & Stone touches including walk-in wardrobes, a fully fitted kitchen and shower room with a level access shower, a 24-hour emergency system, fire detection equipment and camera entry system. Selected apartments will also boast walkout and French balconies. Our development will be a dream to live in, with communal landscaped gardens, a homeowners’ lounge with a new conservatory, and private car park. Feel free to invite guests to stay overnight in our visitor suite and those with limited mobility will have easy access to our on-site scooter charging room.
You’ll be well positioned in town, with our sun-drenched development facing south-east and surrounded by the tranquil Priory Park. The development is also close to all Bodmin’s amenities. You’ll find a supermarket 0.1 miles away, a bank and Boots Opticians 0.3 miles away and the high street just 0.4 miles away
Key dates for your diary
Construction start date, sales release and first occupation dates are still to be confirmed.
One of the oldest towns in Cornwall, Bodmin has a long history, some of which is still on display today. The town’s parish church, St Petroc’s, was rebuilt in the 15th century and today puts on many concerts as well as the annual Christmas Tree Festival. Another must-see is the 18th century Bodmin Jail, which was temporarily home to the Domesday Book and the Crown Jewels during WWI. Other attractions include the Courtroom Experience, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum and the heritage Bodmin and Wenford Railway. A popular farmer’s market is held on the third Saturday of every month and there are a variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Bodmin is also known for its great outdoors, the gateway to the fabulous Bodmin Moor. If you like cycling or walking, you can tackle the Camel Trail, a 28-mile flat track. The Moor itself is made up of imposing granite tors, valleys, rivers and dense woodland. It’s filled with ancient legends and folklore and has been the focus of many books, films and TV shows – it’s definitely worth a day trip!
Bodmin is a great base to explore the rest of Cornwall, sitting equidistant between the Cornish coasts. On the outskirts of town, you can visit the grand country houses of Lanhydrock and Pencarrow as well as some lovely gardens. The town is well served by road and rail, with regular bus and train services taking you further afield to the rest of Cornwall and Devon.
See for yourself
If you would like to investigate the quality and atmosphere of a McCarthy & Stone development, visit our closest site to this development, which is Lys Lander in Truro.