Architecture Lodging


Built in 1779, the Bodmin Jail housed petty criminals until it closed in the 1920s. Now, its former cells serve as luxury suites for Cornwall’s latest hotel. The conversion comes after a six-year, multi-million dollar restoration, transforming the derelict ruins into inviting communal spaces and 70 guest rooms. Cells were combined to create spacious suites that include king-size beds, free-standing soaking tubs, and walk-in showers, while the onsite chapel is now the main bar and restaurant. Although most of the functions have changed, the property maintains its historic charm with original stone walls and period details throughout.