Books and films

The original and recent television series from Graham Winston’s books about the adventures of mine owner Ross Poldark use Bodmin Moor extensively, as well as Churchtown, where you can see tall ships, and the tin mines of Botallack and Levant to the west.

Bodmin Moor, near Minions, image Victoria Clare

Rosamunde Pilcher
Pencarrow House is five miles from Bodmin and Prideaux Place is in Padstow, both beautiful houses made famous in Germany as settings for the series made from her books set in Cornwall which are the Germans' 'Downton Abbey' and which bring a quarter of a million German visitors to Cornwall each year.


IMG_DAPHNE Daphne du Maurier
The novelist set many of her famous books in Cornwall and rented Menabilly, near Fowey, the house that served as a model for Manderley in Rebecca. Jamaica Inn is four miles away, across the moor and still a thriving pub.

The du Maurier family are said to have always exclaimed "hooray" on crossing Brunel’s railway bridge into Cornwall – a tradition continued by Hole Barn’s owners!