Creating Heaven on the Helford


Art Eye was approached to create a well-considered art scheme, featuring collectible editions from well known & emerging artists, to inspire a 'little bit of paradise' for those staying at the Budock Vean Lodges

DOWN A winding road, perfectly positioned in beautiful gardens by the mouth of the Helford river, sit the stunning new Budock Vean Lodges. These are truly rare holiday homes; every tiny detail has been beautifully crafted and thought-out, in a superb, contemporary style - thanks to the vision of hotelier Martin Barlow. 

To achieve this result for the first 3 properties - with 12 lodges planned in total - Martin has put together a team of designers and builders, led by RTP Surveyors and Architectural Interior Design Firm 3iDog, also including Nova Construction and Penryn-based Art Consultancy firm Art Eye.

Working collaboratively, Martin and the design team have carefully ensured that staying at the Budock Vean Lodges offers so much more than tranquil, beautiful surroundings; their passion is also about crafting an inspiring, luxurious, experience for guests. The fantastic reviews, repeat clientele and proud owners, plus a 5 star rating and gold Award from Visit England, show that ‘design excellence’ pays great dividends. 

Really outstanding places for people to spend their precious holidays are hard enough to come by, but we’ve created just that in our own little bit of Cornish paradise

Martin Barlow, Owner, The Budock Vean Hotel 


Part of the guest experience within those interiors lies a well-considered art scheme, designed by Art Eye, which inspires some beautiful ‘moments of contemplation’ for those staying there. Tying-in perfectly with the interior-design style of the space, the elemental colour-palette and textures; the scheme is a mini art-collection in itself, representing highly-collectible examples of the contemporary art scene, both locally and nationally.

Art Works include: original silkscreen prints by Amy Lanyon (the very talented Granddaughter of world-famous Cornish artist Peter Lanyon); woodcut and silkscreen prints by renowned artist and designer Angie Lewin; limited edition silkscreen prints by London-based artist Clare Halifax; and also several signed prints by Cornwall-based artist Jen Larkin, whose work is inspired by long-distance walks along the South West Coast Path.

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Since working on this project, Art Eye have been approached to source and commission art for several luxury private holiday homes in the Helford Area, Restronguet, Mylor, and also on the North Cornwall Coast, near Daymer Bay. Art Eye has launched it’s own Collector’s Club, which includes home-approval, studio visits and private art-sourcing services, focusing on the work of contemporary Cornish Artists.

More information about the 5 Star Budock Vean Lodges can be found here (link opens in new window)

More about Art Eye:

Art Eye is a Cornwall-based art consultancy company which sees things differently, and helps to create art-filled spaces which are truly unique and breathtaking, along with giving all their clients wonderful customer service. 

Private or trade clients across the UK can commission Art Eye artists via by contacting  

And Some of these beautiful limited edition prints, as seen here in the Budock Vean Lodge art schemes, are now available in Art Eye’s Online StoreArt Eye Studio Editions.

Words by Jen Larkin

Main Images by Design Room Cornwall, commissioned by Art Eye & 3iDog

All other images courtesy Budock Vean Hotel Press Office


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