Local Attractions

Trebah Gardens | Cornwall | Budock Vean Hotel

Trebah Gardens

Trebah Gardens

Under 1 mile from Budock Vean.

Experience the magical essence of our sub-tropical Cornish garden, steeped in heritage, creativity and the spirit of innovation. Four miles of footpaths wind through dazzling exotic planting, transporting you from our little corner of England to sunnier climes. Our very own private beach, and the countless secret corners waiting to be discovered in our garden, offers the perfect escape for all ages.

Glendurgan Gardens

Glendurgan Gardens

Approx 1 mile

Stroll down through the peaceful, exotic and playful valley to a sheltered beach at the bottom. Three valleys join into one at Glendurgan, where a beautiful and intriguing blend of exotic and native plants thrive. These highlights provide an insight to what awaits to be discovered throughout the different seasons. We even have a maze.

Glendurgan Garden | Cornwall
Ferryboat Inn | Helford Passage | Cornwall

Ferryboat Inn

Ferryboat Inn

Approx 1 mile

The magical Ferry Boat Inn enjoys one of Cornwall's most idyllic locations with beautiful views across the timeless Helford Passage. The pub sits in a beautiful unspoilt cove with direct access to the beach and water and is surrounded by wonderful local walks along the South Coast including the nearby Trebah Garden

Helford Passage Beach

Helford Passage Beach

Approx 1 mile

Situated on northern shore of the picturesque Helford Estuary is the pleasant sand and shingle beach of Helford Passage. The backdrop is the 300 year old Ferry Boat Inn, a huddle of cottages and dinghies and boats of all shapes and sizes pulled up on the beachside.

 

Helford Passage | Cornwall
Potager Garden | Constantine | Cornwall

Potager Garden

Potager Garden

Approx 3 miles

Potager has emerged from the bramble choked wilderness of an abandoned plant nursery and is now a relaxing and beautiful haven to rest a while, learning, eating, meeting friends or just relaxing.

Trengilly Wartha Inn

Trengilly Wartha Inn

Approx 3 miles

We are a traditional, family run inn situated in a beautiful, sheltered valley close to the Helford River. We combine excellent food (using local ingredients) with a comfortable inn, a friendly bar and great events. Whether you prefer the weekly quiz night or a spot of live music out on our sunny garden terrace, you are guaranteed good memories from your time at the Trengilly Wartha Inn.

Trengilly Wartha Inn | Pubs in Cornwall
The Rockpool Project, Cornwall

Expert Led Rock Pool Safaris

Expert Led Rock Pool Safaris

Approx 2 miles

Our rock pool safaris are a fun, educational and active day out for people of all ages, based at Falmouth’s world class rock pooling spots. With a maximum group size of 8, you can book a private session for your group or share with a few other nature loving people. 10% for Budock Vean guests - use code BUDOCKVEAN10.

Maenporth Beach

Maenporth Beach

Approx 3 miles

A sandy cove, perfect for sun bathing, rockpooling fishing and boating. Maenporth Beach offers great views across Falmouth Bay towards Pendennis Castle and some superb coastal walking opportunities onwards towards the Helford river area. Beach cafe serving ice creams drinks and lunches.

Maenporth Beach | Falmouth | Cornwall
The Cove | Maenporth | Falmouth | Cornwall

The Cove Restaurant

The Cove Restaurant

Approx 3 miles

Award winning Cornish Restaurant & Chef. Nestled on the shoreline of Maenporth Beach, The Cove offers uninterrupted views across Falmouth Bay. A sanctuary from the bustle of reality, where you can enjoy lunch al fresco on the elevated terrace or wind down the day with the full dining experience.

Argal Reservoir

Argal Reservoir

Approx 4 miles

Argal and College reservoirs are a beautiful setting for a family day out. Follow the 2km circular lake trail for a picturesque round lake walk; the path passes through woodlands, wetlands and meadows, providing stunning views of the lake, Mabe church and the wider landscape. Look forward to a beautiful display of bluebells in the spring.

Argal Reservoir | Places to Visit in Cornwall
Penjerrick Gardens | Cornwall

Penjerrick Garden

Penjerrick Garden

Approx 3 miles

This garden is of considerable historic and botanical interest but also the perfect place to relax. Discover hidden paths, duck under branches that grow across paths, and marvel at numerous tree ferns

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

We are proud supporters of Cornwall Wildlife Trust, who have over 50 nature reserves across Cornwall. Get off the beaten track and explore a diverse range of habitats and sites of historic interest across Cornwall. 

Cornwall Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves
Cornish Seal Sanctuary | Places to Visit in Cornwall

Cornish Seal Santuary

Cornish Seal Santuary

Approx 5.5 miles

The SEA LIFE TRUST Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a charity that rescues and rehabilitates grey seal pups from around the Cornish coastline. When visiting the Sanctuary, you can experience wonderful marine animals up close and personal and learn all about their individual stories.

Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

In need of an epic adrenaline adventure? How about Via Ferrata, the ultimate high wire adventure with the most rewarding zip wire in Cornwall? Located at Halvasso, about a 10 minute drive from our hotel and cottages. Fun for all the family.

Via Ferrata near Penryn Cornwall