Menkee Farmhouse B&B - St Maybn Bed And Breakfast Stays between Bodmin and Wadebridge

Menkee Farmhouse
Bed and Breakfast

between Bodmin and Wadebridge

'Welcome to our beautiful listed Georgian farmhouse with its spectacular gardens and view towards the north Cornish coast.'

Menkee, St Mabyn, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 3DD

Tel: Brigadier Gage & Liz Williams
01208 841378 - 07825 018116

Menkee Farmhouse B&B St Mabyn Bodmin moor

Bed and Breakfast Stays in North Cornwall

Menkee - Cornish for Dog Stone - was built in about 1750 as a working farm on Colquite Estate that had been owned by the Hoblyn family for over 800 years from Domesday to the late 1980s. The Williams family have owned Menkee Farmhouse (Grade 2 Listed) since 1963.

Gage and Liz took on the house from Gage's father in 1997 and have successfully let The Gardenhouse, a self catering converted coach-house that has its own walled garden and sleeps 6 to 8 since 1999. In 2004, Liz decided to offer bed and breakfast in the Farmhouse as well.

Prices for bed and breakfast are 37.50 to 40.000 per person per night based on sharing, season and length of stay. Non-smoking and pet friendly (by negotiation)


Menkee Farmhouse offers two spacious double bedrooms; each with a super king size and the other with a king size - one is en-suite with a shower and loo and the other has its own (unless the two single bedrooms are also occupied) bath/shower-room and loo down a short passage.

There are also two single bedrooms each with 3 ft wide beds.

Guests have a choice of a drawing room or a sitting room with Sky TV (both have log fires and bum-warmers) and their own dining room. Check out is by 10 am.

Mature Gardens

Menkee Farmhouse B&B is set in 2 acres of mature gardens with a large variety of camellias, magnolias and azaleas which are at their spectacular best from February through to June, thereafter the roses, clematis and hydrangeas continue the colour through to late September.

Liz has arranged many tours of the Great Cornish Gardens and can advise garden lovers on where to visit before and during their stay. Gardens of note are Pencarrow, Lanhydrock, Trewithen, Heligan, Eden Project (15 miles), Trewithen, Trebah and, by helicopter from Penzance, Tresco in The Scillies.

Local Activities


Cornwall boasts 43 golf courses of which 11 are seaside links courses. Gage & Liz are both members of St Enodoc at Rock (10 miles), one of the top 100 courses in the world which also has a second shorter 18 hole course for the higher handicap player, junior or beginner. For the latter, the St Kew 9 hole course (3 miles) with its driving range is ideal. Other links courses of quality are Trevose, Bude, Perranporth, Lelant, and Newquay and there are good inland courses at St Mellion, Bowood, Lanhydrock and Tehidy.


Menkee is well placed for walking the SW Coastal Pathway, especially the nearby stretch from Tintagel to Trevose and The Saints Way, a two day walk from Padstow to Fowey. There are many nearby footpaths and a choice of walks on Bodmin Moor to Rough Tor and Brown Willy. Given notice, Gage & Liz can help with dropping walkers off or picking them up.

Yum Yum

There is a wide range of excellent food close to Menkee from pub food at St Kew, St Mabyn itself, The Malster's Arms at Chapel Amble, St Breward et al to mid-priced restaurants in Wadebridge (5 miles) rising to Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow or the St Enodoc Hotel and Black Pig in Rock. Rick has two cheaper restaurants in Padstow which now boasts about 15 restaurants.

Other Activities

Gage and Liz have put together an Activities Sheet that can be e-mailed on request listing details of riding, cycling - the Camel Trail is less than a mile away - sailing, surfing, water skiing, sea, salmon & trout fishing, cinemas, golf, walking, shopping, gardens, galleries (Tate & Barbara Hepworth in St Ives), and potters (Paul Jackson is a neighbour), pubs & restaurants etc.

Pet Friendly

We have an old lab, a lively springer and a young Norfolk terrier - we are prepared to allow guests to bring dogs provided they remain downstairs and preferably sleep in owners' cars. Please negotiate before arrival. We are non-smokers.

Getting There

Menkee is at Grid ref SAX 057726 one mile due east of St Mabyn just off the Bodmin to Camelford B3266. The house is shown on Ordnance Survey m

aps Landranger 200 and Explorer 109. We can e-mail maps to you.

Coming from Exeter, the best turn off the A30 is 2 miles short of Bodmin, through Helland, over Hellandbridge up to the cross roads with the B3266. Turn right, ignoring the almost immediate turning to the left to St Mabyn and go 500m and take the next left, opposite tall fir trees, down a 200m lane to the Farmhouse that can be seen from the road. Go through the left hand white gate. In low season allow 1 hr from Exeter and 2 hrs from Bristol.

Menkee B&B

  • B&B Sleeps 2 to 6 people
  • Prices from 37.50 to 40.000 per person per night based on 2sharing
  • Two Double Bedrooms
  • Two Single Bedrooms
  • 2 acre Mature Garden
  • Parking
  • 01208 841378
  • 07825 018116
Menkee Farmhouse B&B St Mabyn Bodmin Moor

bed and Breakfast stays at Menkee Farmhouse B&B St Mabyn Bodmin Moor

Menkee Farmhouse B&B St Mabyn Bodmin Moor

For further details, or to make a reservation enquiry;

Brigadier Gage & Liz Williams

Menkee, St Mabyn,
Cornwall PL30 3DD

01208 841378
07825 018116


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