Cornwall LivingIssue #62

Experiencing a holiday by the Helford River

The Budock Vean Hotel and holiday homes are set in 65 acres and surrounded by a nine-hole golf course, gardens and woodlands leading down to the edge of the Helford river. It’s a haven for peace and quiet, a real hidden gem.

With an in-house spa to pamper you, tennis courts, croquet lawn, billiards room, bar, restaurant, boat trips and kayaking, it’s somewhere that can keep you busy – or where you can find plenty of quiet places to just relax and do nothing!

Sample Menu


A salad of mozzarella, confit cherry tomatoes, basil, watercress
5 spice roasted Barbary duck breast, spiced poached pear, pak choi
Cornish monkfish and tiger prawns, plum tomato dressing, sauté potatoes, chorizo, rocket
Locally smoked salmon, boiled egg, capers, cornichons, shallots

To follow:
Carrot and coriander soup
Raspberry sorbet


Roast loin of wild Cornish venison, garlic roast new potatoes, red cabbage, carrot, port and thyme jus
Seared tenderloin and slow cooked belly of locally reared pork, grain mustard mash, cavolo nero, apple purée, sherry jus
Grilled supreme of locally landed hake, sauté potatoes, red chard, crab and samphire butter
Pan fried fillet of wild Cornish turbot, saffron potatoes, beans, peas, nage


Vanilla Crème brulée with short bread biscuits
Raspberry delice, pistachio nut and hazelnut cake with raspberry coulis
Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce served with Cornish vanilla ice cream
A selection of cheeses supplied by Hawkridge Farm, Barber’s vintage Cheddar, Cornish yarg, Keltic gold served with quince jelly, celery and biscuits
Cornish strawberries and Cornish clotted cream
A selection of Roskilly’s ice cream and fresh fruit salad are also available

To finish:
Coffee, Cornish fudge and mints served in the comfort of our Lounges