Family Fun Days Out Near Us

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

From exploring some of the most beautiful sub tropical gardens in the U.K at nearby Trebah and Glendurgan, to visiting museums such as the National Maritime Museum Cornwall there is plenty to see and do in Cornwall. Read more to find out about some of the best holiday activities in Cornwall. Dates and opening times may vary so visitors…

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Teenage Friendly Activities Near Us

Frenchman's Creek Kayaking

Flambards From the thrill seekers, to those who prefer a gentler pace, experience the fun on the Colorado River Log Flume to a dizzying spin on the Hornet Rollercoaster. Be sure to check out the amazing view at the top of the only drop, twisting ride The Sky Raker before plummeting back down to earth.…

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Discovering Daphne du Maurier’s Cornwall

Frenchman's Creek by Boat | Budock Vean Hotel | Cornwall | UK

In the summer of 1934 Daphne du Maurier spent a night on her yacht anchored in Frenchman’s Creek on the Helford River. This experience, bobbing about on the calm waters of that silent creek, was to inspire her classic novel of the same name about a French pirate captain and his love for the local…

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Discovering Rosamunde Pilcher in Cornwall

Budock Vean Hotel | Cornwall | UK

“Happiness is making the most of what you have, and riches is making the most of what you’ve got.” – The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher Since publishing her now iconic book, The Shell Seekers, in 1987 the Cornish novelist, Rosamunde Pilcher, has gathered a huge international following and critical acclaim for her beautifully observed books…

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March’s Treatment of the Month

March Spa Treatment | Mothers Day | Budock Vean Hotel

Our treatment of the month for March is an ELEMIS Pro-Glow Rose Facial and Hydrating Back Massage. Begin with a muscle relaxing and hydrating back massage and indulge your senses with our Limited-Edition Rose Facial. Formulated using over twenty varieties of hand-picked roses that have been carefully chosen for their complexity of fragrance, the antioxidant…

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Cornish Easter Traditions

Hotel in Cornwall | Budock Vean Hotel | Helford River

Pask Lowen onen hag oll! – Happy Easter one and all! The celebration of annual festivals helps us mark the turning of the year. As a community they are an excuse to come together and to exchange gifts as well as giving us all something to look forward to. Easter, although an important Christian season…

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February’s Treatment of the Month

February's Spa Treatment of the Month

Book an ELEMIS Pro Glow Facial in the month of February and add on a 25 minute back, neck and shoulder massage for just £20. Indulge in our exclusive bespoke ELEMIS Pro Glow Facial experience, tailored to meet your unique skincare needs and preferences. Our signature facial combines the best elements from our previous treatments,…

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Watercolour Retreat 2024

Shari Water Colour Painting Break

If you are joining us at Budock Vean for our Watercolour Retreat this spring, or even just staying with us as a regular guest, it is worth taking a moment as you enjoy the stunning gardens, wander beside the waters of the Helford or tramp the quiet coastal paths to consider who may have been…

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Budock Vean Love Stories

Wedding at Budock Vean Hotel | Cornwall | UK

We’ve big fans of a love story here at BV and 2023 didn’t let us down. It was another beautiful year for small and perfectly formed weddings, we’ve had couples tie the knot at the hotel, inside and out, each ceremony and celebration different from the next … we absolutely love that, that’s what makes…

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Finding Inspiration – Tennyson in Falmouth

The many faces of Cornwall, its atmospheric landscapes, distinctive culture and vibrant folklore, have all helped to inspire the many authors who have experienced them. From the Gothic novels of Daphne du Maurier to W. J. Burley’s detective series, Wycliffe, the Cornish landscape has in many ways been more than just a backdrop, it has…

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