Budock Vean Hotel

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Breakfast included
Free parking
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Hotel and holiday homes set in 65 acres of gardens, woodlands and parkland golf course, this is a haven for peace and quiet. With a spa, holiday homes, tennis courts, boat trips and kayaking on site, guests can be as active or as relaxed as they wish.

What makes a stay at Budock Vean Hotel unique?

This is a real hidden gem. Off the beaten track but not too far from town, this traditional country house hotel has acres of grounds, very quiet, no traffic, and plenty to do nearby so guests don't even need a car. Just switch off from the world and take it easy. The friendly team are a wealth of local knowledge and will do all they can to ensure guests enjoy their break.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Budock Vean Hotel?

Almost all the hotels' rooms have been completely refurbished, therefore guests should make sure they choose a Signature room if they want something a little more modern, Standard rooms and some Signature rooms take dogs. There are also two spacious and stylish Suites available. If you would like a spa treatment during your stay, make sure to book well in advance. Leave room for a traditional Cornish Cream Tea in the afternoon out on the sun trap terrace. There's a full-size snooker table so guests can practice being Ronnie O'Sullivan, or hire some clubs and play 9 or 18 holes of golf. Plenty of comfy lounges to just sit and relax with a good book.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Falmouth area?

Guests can take boat, paddleboarding and kayaking trips from the hotel's private foreshore. Trebah and Glendurgan gardens are within walking distance, as is the pretty waterside Ferryboat Inn. Lots of great walks along the coast path, top tip - spend the day walking to Falmouth along the coast, lunch at a friendly beach cafe, then get the bus back! Falmouth has the fantastic Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle, as well as boat trips across the bay to St Mawes. Further afield St Michael's Mount, Land's End, Minack Theatre and Eden Project are all worthy day visits.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

The hotel's stylish restaurant serves up a new menu each evening with the best of local produce. Lunch is available in the conservatory and afternoon tea is daily from 3-5pm. Nearby the Ferryboat Inn and Shipwrights Arms are traditional waterside pubs with great seafood. The cafes and Trebah and Glendurgan are great for lunch while visiting. Falmouth is just 6 miles away with a wide choice of restaurants serving food from around the globe. Book a four course dinner for just £30 per person as part of your stay package. 

Other Information

The Reception team offer a wealth of knowledge and can help arrange Nordic walking, sea fishing and shore angling, tennis lessons (there's 2 courts on site). Plus they can recommend dog friendly beaches, child friendly attractions and for the more daring - plenty of extreme sports to suit adrenaline junkies!


Based on 6 reviews

From Noodles via Trip Advisor, Dec 2020 Beautiful hotel - we’ve booked for next year We stayed here for a week in the hotel over the Summer (husband, me and six year old), for one week. I was desperate to stay longer and the manager managed to accommodate me and daughter for another four nights without having to move rooms. The location is absolutely stunning and the pool a fantastic temperature. Some places a bit dated (I was surprised on arrival) but it’s fine. The Covid steps are exceptional - really well managed. As such, I have just booked to stay next Summer - two weeks in the Badger cottage and four nights again with my daughter in their newly renovated rooms. We chose on the cottage, as while the food is lovely. (and we will be eating in the restaurant often) I couldn’t cope with four course meals for 18 days! I imagine this hotel will become an annual holiday for us!


Lovely peaceful setting and great facilities. A friend and I have just spent three nights at this lovely hotel. We go on an annual walking trip, exploring the Cornish coast path, and this time we stayed in one place and did walks from there. The setting is idyllic: beautiful gardens going down to the Helford River and our room overlooked these. The food was excellent (we were booked on a deal that included the four-course evening meal) and the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly.They were even relaxed about our horrendously muddy walking boots! We enjoyed the indoor pool, Jacuzzi and table tennis too: perfect after a day's walking. I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone: young and old alike. Review from Trip Advisor


Ray B Via Trip Advisor. First class. COVID secure. Staff are as outstanding as ever. Stayed in a beautifully refurbished room on the third floor - a “superior” room that did not disappoint in any way. Beautifully decorated, with a forensic attention to detail and a careful finish. The walk-in shower room was 5* quality. Superb food, as always. Great service. The staff in this hotel are genuinely focussed on and dedicated to the highest standards of customer satisfaction. The pool, hot tub and sauna are all available to enjoy with some simple health and safety COVID restrictions. 10/10. Outstanding.


From Trip Advisor: Fantastic hotel, with staff going the extra mile to keep guests safe and happy in all respects. We have stayed here many times over the years and have no hesitation in booking again. The location is perfect, tranquil gardens meandering down to the Helford River, never failing to impress and please. Golf course in immaculate condition, and offering both challenges and far reaching views. Super new hot tub affords great views over the 9th hole and beyond. So much to do and in great seclusion. Well done Budock Vean much appreciated!


From N K Stedman via Trip Advisor: Amazing stay We had 1 night at Budock Vean as pre Xmas treat unable to say anything bad about our stay. The room was warm luxurious top class bathroom large fluffy towels and bathrobes with slippers. Great swimming pool with outside hot tub which was immaculately clean . The staff are really on top form with sanitising after each visit always felt safe. Our evening meal and breakfast was served by friendly staff and we didn’t have to wait long for service. We will be definitely visiting again !!


From Trip Advisor: We could only book for two nights due to the popularity of this hotel. We met other guests who were frequent visitors and we can understand why people return time and again to this delightful place. The Covid planning here is also most impressive and to feel safe at present is obviously of great importance. All staff we met were so welcoming and helpful and we enjoyed our stay immensely. The food is also of a high standard and the service exemplary. Well done team BV and we look forward to our next visit.


Perfect Easter. We stayed for 4 nights. The staff were exceptional, the food is great and nothing is too much trouble. It is an old style English hotel, but the new rooms are beautifully designed and modern. Comfy bed, good shower. The spa treatments we had were great and yoga on the foreshore was perfect. The boys loved the golf, tennis, snooker, table tennis etc etc. It really suited everyone in our party of 6 aged from 27-60 and with hugely varied interests. Rreview from Trip Advisor


From Trip Advisor: We came for our 1st Anniversary. The hotel was spotless, staff were kind and helpful. Room was excellent my husband is paraplegic and it's the first time we have stayed anywhere and there was a bath and wet room in the bathroom. Grounds were stunning with a lovely walk to river, I booked the pool and hot tub for an hour to myself. Excellent food and Covid policies were in place which made you feel perfectly safe.


An enjoyable break in Cornwall. The hotel is comfortable and welcoming. The staff are helpful and the food is good. The room had all you need including a wonderful view of the beautiful garden. I would stay there again. For golf-lovers there is a course literally on the doorstep. Review from Trip Advisor

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Facilities & information


Breakfast included

Parking (free)

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

Self Catering

4 Star Official Rating

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Electric Vehicle Charging

Outdoor terrace

Tennis court

Swimming pool

Self-catering facilities


Children's cots

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Babysitting, Listening Services, Child Care

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Conference & Meetings

Bathroom & Laundry

Children's highchairs

Woodland walks

Civil Licences

Health & Beauty Treatments

Heli-pads, Private Airfields

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs

Private Jetty, Mooring, Pontoon

Pool/snooker table

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Linen included

Room Service & Food/Drink

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers


Central heating

Open log fire

Heated swimming pool


Bicycling, Cycling




Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, punting

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Table Tennis

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Water sports

Other Entertainment (generally indoor)

Other games & sports

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Beach (walking distance)

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)


Golf course (walking distance)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)



Self-catering facilities

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Picnic area

Extra info

Closed Times: Closed 2nd Jan for 2 weeks
Nearest Airport: Newquay
Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 10 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 32
Nearest Train Station: Penryn
Nearest Railway Time: 15 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 6
Dinner Available:
Dinner Price From: £31.00
Star Rating: 4
Vendor Accreditation: VE 4 Stars VE Breakfast Award
Number of rooms: 49
Single room price from: £80.00
Single room price to: £197.00
Double twin room price from: £160.00
Double twin room price to: £394.00
Suite room price from: £182.00
Suite room price to: £464.00

Arrival information & directions

Address: Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, FalmouthTR11 5LG, United Kingdom

From the A39 Truro to Falmouth road, follow brown tourist signs to Trebah Gardens. Continue for half a mile past Trebah to the Hotel.


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