Undeniably one of Cornwall’s premiere hotels, the 4-star Budock Vean sits in 65 acres of glorious gardens, woodlands and its own James Braid designed 9-hole golf course. The hotel is a sanctuary for rest and relaxation. With an AA Rosette restaurant renowned for amazing food, relaxing treatments in the Natural Health Spa, luxury self-catering holiday homes, tennis courts, kayaking and boat trips along the river, it’s a place where you can be as active or as relaxed as you wish.
Most of the 57 bedrooms – many of which have been recently refurbished – have views over the gardens and golf course. There is an indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa, outdoor hot tub and tennis courts. Furthermore, it also has its own foreshore and jetty onto the river, which provides an opportunity for guests to get out an explore its beauty aboard the boat trips that depart daily throughout the year with Helford River Cruises (or with a guided kayak adventure with Koru Kayaking for the more adventurous).
For those who want the best of both worlds, you might be interested to learn that the Budock Vean also owns four dog-friendly holiday cottages and 3 new detached 5* holiday homes. So you get all the freedom of self-catering with use of hotel facilities right on your doorstep.
The hotel is open to non-residents for swimming, spa days, dinner, lunches on the sun trap terrace overlooking the garden, and delicious afternoon cream teas.
Helford Passage (from where the foot ferry to Helford village operates) is within modest walking distance, while the lovely waterside hamlets of Port Navas and Durgan are also close by. There are shops and a thatched inn within the village of Mawnan Smith, while Falmouth, Truro, Helston and St. Ives are within easy reach by car.
The hotel has 24 hour room service and accepts dogs (advance notice required).
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The Budock Vean, Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall. TR11 5LG
Property images courtesy of The Budock Vean Hotel