Kestle Barton is an ancient Cornish farmstead situated above the Helford River. Following an award-winning conservation project, most of the barns and old farmhouse have been converted into stylish and comfortable holiday accommodation. One further barn has become an elegant gallery, which opened in 2010. Profits from holiday rentals go to the Kestle Barton Trust, which funds the exhibition programme and a range of events that stretch beyond the gallery walls into the beautiful garden in the old south-facing Mowhay, the wild-flower meadow, and landscape around.
The gallery presents a season of four exhibitions each year, opening in late March and closing in October. The annual programme comprises exhibitions and projects by artists based in or strongly connected with the area and also features exhibitions by celebrated and internationally known artists whose work has particular resonance in Cornwall.
We launch this year’s exhibition programme with a tribute to the artist Roger Ackling (1947 – 2014).
Roger Ackling – Sun Histories (28 March – 17 May) sets the tone for a season that offers a wider perspective to the consideration of art in a rural context.
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.
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.