Christmas Gifts

Christmas Trees at Budock Vean | Cornwall | UK

Hello there December 2023 come on in! We’ve got lots of lovely things happening here at BV this month; grab a brilliant value pre-Christmas break with our Winter Escape Offer, perfect for a bit of downtime before the gorgeous chaos arrives. We’ve got fires lit, the outdoor hot tub is bubbling and the golf course…

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Watercolour Painting Break

Watercolour Painting Break | Budock Vean | Cornwall

Congratulations to each guest who took part in this year’s Spring Watercolour Painting Break. We are delighted to announce the date for our next Watercolour Painting Break, which will take place on Sunday 13th to Thursday 17th October 2024.  Working on a seasonal theme and taking inspiration from the beautiful colours and patterns that nature…

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The Nessie of the Helford River

Budock Vean Hotel and Gold Course

Cornwall is not only a place of stunning natural beauty, it is also a magical land of myths and legends, a westerly world of fantastic beasts and curious creatures. There is a huge collection of weird and wonderful folktales about the region which make it seem as if the superstitious locals once believed the whole…

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Thank you for supporting CCF

Cornwall Community Foundation

You may already know that Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) is one of four charities that we support, along with Miracle Theatre, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Children’s Sailing Trust. Over the years we’ve raised money for CCF via events and auctions and via you, our guests, with an optional £1 donation. All the money raised for…

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November: Whats On

Here are some recommendations for what’s on in Cornwall this November to help you make the most out of your winter break. The Best of Hans Zimmer and John Williams by Candlelight – 5th November – at Truro Cathedral An immersive tribute to Hans Zimmer and John William’s most iconic music, performed by London Film…

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Cornwall Tourism Awards 2022/23

Cornwall Tourism Awards

The annual Cornwall Tourism Awards have just announced their finalist list for this year. And once again, Budock Vean has made the top 3 for Large Hotel of the Year, which is a fantastic achievement and one the whole team is so proud of. It’s a testament to their hard work and dedication to looking…

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Autumn: Whats On

Helford River Cornwall

Autumn in Cornwall can be quite dramatic and often inspiring. Here by the Helford we watch the trees that line the river change colour from green to shades of gold and brown, there’s a wild beauty to be found in stormy skies and waves that crash along the coastline. The sunsets can be spectacular, and…

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Family Treasures

Budock Vean Hotel in the 1900s

We’ve all got a few pictures that are real family treasures, so loved they’re full of tiny holes where they’ve been moved around the pin board many, many times.  We were lucky to see some wonderful old photos recently showing 5 young boys; Glanville, Ronald and Douglas Dunstan with their cousins Irvine and Kenneth Benney,…

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Blog: A slice of Budock Vean history

Budock Vean 1947 c Britain from Above

As life slowly returns to something close to pre-pandemic, we turn our attention to life at Budock Vean in the 1930s, and how the hotel became a holiday retreat for 20th century film makers and artists. In 1930, after a visit to the deserted manor house, Harry Parkinson and Eddie Pilgrim began a major refurbishment.…

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