Kestle Barton is an ancient Cornish farmstead situated above the Helford River. Following an award-winning conservation and conversion project all the beautiful old buildings have new uses, one of the barns becoming an elegant gallery that opened in 2010. The gallery presents a season of four exhibitions each year, from early April to late October. The programme comprises exhibitions and projects by artists based in or strongly connected with the area including some celebrated and internationally known artists whose work has particular resonance in Cornwall.
Surrounding barns and the old farmhouse have been converted into stylish and comfortable holiday accommodation, profits from which fund the exhibition programme and a range of events. These often stretch beyond the gallery walls into the beautiful garden in the old south-facing Mowhay, the wild-flower meadow, and landscape around.
Jem Southem’s recent photographs documenting the work of Ray Exworth (1930-2015), one of Cornwall’s most reclusive but exciting sculptors
Kestle Barton is an ancient Cornish farmstead situated above the Helford River. After an award winning conservation and conversion project we have a beautiful gallery and garden, along with very stylish holiday accommodation.
Let on a weekly basis throughout the year (2, 6 and 8 person occupancy), we can accommodate up to 24 people in total, enabling larger group gatherings.
With a marquee on our wild flower meadow, Kestle Barton becomes ideal for weddings and other special parties.