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St Benet's Abbey

  • Truro Road
  • Lanivet
  • Bodmin
  • Cornwall
  • PL30 5HF


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Conference & Meeting Rooms
  • Family
  • Function Room
  • Group Holidays
  • Historic Romantic
  • Parking
  • Weddings
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • Heritage restored abbey
  • Built in 1411
  • 8 stunning ensuite rooms
  • Four poster room
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Travel Cots & Z beds
  • Function room space
  • Ideal wedding/event venue
  • Licensed bar

About St Benet's Abbey

Offering a unique bed and breakfast experience in Lanivet village on the edge of Bodmin Moor, St Benet's Abbey dates from 1411, and has been sympathetically restored with eight charming all ensuite rooms. We are a welcoming family run guest house in a pretty village location, with a delightful village inn, a Norman church, a little village shop and a post office all within walking distance.  St Benet's is the perfect year round retreat for couples - chocolates, flowers and wine can all be arranged for that extra special stay, please do request when booking.

The Abbey sits halfway along the scenic Saints Way, an old medieval walking trail, and is perfectly placed on the edge of Bodmin for exploring Cornwall. St Austell Bay, the Eden Project, Padstow and Tintagel with its famous coastal castle ruins steeped in Arthurian legend are all an easy drive away.  Ample private off street parking is available onsite, and with our attractive function room space and fully licensed bar we are perfect for weddings and a range of events and celebrations.

Guest Rooms - 8

We have a choice of 8 guest rooms - 5 Superior rooms, 2 Standard rooms, 1 small standard room and another room which can be configured as a twin room on request.

Guest rooms all have their own unique style, sympathetic to the period and with all modern essentials including ensuite bathrooms, full central heating, colour TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and hair dryers. Families are welcomed, with travel cots available on request.  We can also happily supply Z beds for a small extra fee (£15 per night for guests 14 years and under, £20 for guests over 14 years).  Room 9 has our best value rates and is a cosy standard double.

Room choice includes:-

  • Superior Super king four poster room featuring a stylish brown marble effect ensuite bathroom with a bath (first floor to the front)
  • Superior Super king-size double with brown marble effect ensuite bathroom containing a bath (to the front, also on the first floor)
  • Spacious superior twin or double on the first floor
  • Superior Suite with private sitting area and power shower (first floor and to the rear of the guest house)
  • Standard and small standard double rooms (best rates) with shabby chic furnishings (one on the ground floor and separate from the guest house with its own front door entrance)
  • Superior garden level guest room with feature ensuite containing a Victorian rolled top bath
  • Single occupancy welcome


A delicious breakfast is included in your stay, served daily from 8am to 9.30am.  Breakfast choice includes full English or vegetarian cooked breakfast accompanied by tea, coffee and toast.  Buffet selection inclusive of yoghurts, fruit juice, fresh fruit selection and cereals are also available.

Weddings & Events

 Why not hold your wedding reception or special event in our unique heritage venue on the edge of Bodmin. 

  • Private function room space perfect for weddings, conference events, parties and all kinds of special occasions
  • Spacious dining room - holds up to 30 guests for a sit down event, and up to 50 guests with a buffet style layout
  • Licensed bar in-house
  • Welcoming inn and fully licensed restaurant in the village are a 5 minute stroll away

Around and About

  • Situated alongside the Saints Way
  • Ideally close to Bodmin Moor and St Austell Bay
  • Short drive from best beaches at nearby Looe and Polperro
  • Padstow, Fowey, Tintagel, Boscastle and Port Isaac are all within easy driving distance

Directions & Location

Guests travelling by car from the M5 motorway, at Exeter, merge left onto the A30 clearly signposted for Bodmin and Okehampton.  Continue along the A30 for about 65 miles. Exit the A30 at the sign for Lanivet village onto the A389.  Lanivet village and St Benet's Abbey is only half a mile north of the A30.

Visitors arriving by train - fast regular train services from Exeter St David's run to nearby Bodmin Parkway. Lanivet and St Benet's are only 3 miles from Bodmin, 11 miles from St Austell, 10 miles from Liskeard and 16 miles from Newquay.



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