Location and Surrounding Area
Sat just on the outskirts of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village of Budock Water enjoys the perfect balance of being close to both the harbour town of Falmouth and the unspoilt countryside idyll of the Helford River.
The fun of Falmouth awaits, and you’ll find a different restaurant or pub there to enjoy for every evening. Or visit the Trelowarren Arms just down the lane instead and give your car a night off. With a village shop and a popular local pub just a short, pretty walk away, all the essentials are right here on your doorstep.
Close to the woodlands, meadows and waters of the Helford River, Overdene is a great base for walkers and active families, and those who enjoy a gentler pace. The magical jungle garden of Penjerrick is just across the lane, where sights and smells delight. Garden lovers can also visit the nearby subtropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan, where plant life rarely associated with England thrives in the temperate southern Cornish climate.
For great beaches, you’re spoilt for choice. Take a walk down to Maenporth and enjoy golden sands, or head to Swanpool, Blue Flag Gyllyngvase, or Castle Beach in Falmouth – while along the Helford River you’ll discover the beaches and coves of your dreams. So find your favourite spot, and with a picnic by your side, simply relax, and drift slowly through a day in the sun.
Where else in the world can you swim in translucent waters with hardly a soul in sight, eat ice cream watching super-yachts and traditional boats tack and jibe, and then try folk dancing on a pub beside the quay, all in the space of an afternoon?
- May 2021