Cornwall gardens open for visitors

Pencarrow House and Gardens

Pencarrow House and Gardens less than 10 minutes from Butterwell Farm were an unexpected delight We’ve been incredibly lucky with the weather in Cornwall recently and all of our guests have been out and about making the most of it.  We managed to head out ourselves recently and visited Pencarrow House and Gardens which has…

Ancient woodland in Cornwall

Book your 2018 Holiday at Butterwell Farm, Cornwall

Availability & prices now live for 2018 – book online in the next two weeks to receive your early bird discount Dear friends, guests and fishermen of Butterwell Farm, We hope you are all well and enjoying your Easter Holidays. We have been enjoying some fantastic spring weather down in Cornwall – the gardens are blooming…

farm stay in Cornwall

Spring time in Cornwall

Spring has sprung in the Camel Valley and with it brings our new baby lambs! Our flowerbeds are bursting with yellow daffodils and our woodlands are carpeted with snowdrops and the wild garlic is also starting to make an appearance. This year at Butterwell Farm we decided to lamb our small flock of Jacob sheep…

stepping back in time in Cornwall

Boscastle

Last week we braved the elements and visited the dramatic coastal fishing port and village of Boscastle Boscastle is just 30 minutes North of Butterwell Farm, situated on the North Cornwall Coast just North of Tintagel.  And visiting both Boscastle and Tintagel in one day is a great combination.  Boscastle lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding…

Fly fishing in Cornwall

The Atlantic Salmon Trust Auction

Show your support for the Atlantic Salmon Trust by bidding in their auction before it closes on Tuesday 14th February!   We have donated a lot to the Atlantic Salmon Trust to show our support.  If you would like to bid we are lot number 31 and you can win 2 rods for 2 nights of fly fishing…

Seals off the Cornish Coast

Cornish Sea Life

One of the fantastic things about being in Cornwall is that you are never far from the sea! There are a few high points in the County where we can see both coasts ….on a clear day! The River Camel that flows through Butterwell is tidal to just a few miles downstream, approximately eight miles…

trout and salmon

Fishing Summary 2016

Sea Trout The 2016 sea trout season at Butterwell was mixed but a return to better times. The total of 66 sea trout (61 returned) on night fly does not do justice to the number of sea trout running the river. Large numbers of fish were seen regularly in June and July, even running during the day in tinged…

Kingfisher feeding on the River Camel

Wildlife at Butterwell Farm

Wildlife holiday at Butterwell Farm Cornwall We are so lucky at Butterwell to have some incredible wildlife right on our doorstep. We have a 2 mile stretch of the River Camel and this year we were paid a visit from local wildlife photographer, Adrian Langdon. Adrian has an incredible portfolio and regularly posts his Cornish Wildlife photos…

Top tourist attraction in Cornwall

Eden Project

Last week we enjoyed another brilliant visit to the Eden Project, Cornwall What a great place to visit at any time of the year.  This was my third visit to the Eden Project and I am always so impressed by what’s on offer there.  With over 8000 reviews on TripAdvisor it is clearly one of the top…

Cornwall surf lessons

Polzeath

Surfing at Polzeath beach, just 25 minutes from Butterwell Farm As the temperature starts to drop in Cornwall and leaves turn to mulch under foot we’re reminiscing about the incredibly mild autumn we’ve had and the extended time we’ve had to enjoy sunny and dry walks on the beach. Only a few weeks ago we…