Kestle Barton is an ancient Cornish farmstead situated above the Helford River. Over the last five years we have carefully restored the farmhouse and converted the barns into a gallery and holiday cottages.
The core purpose of the project is to provide a centre for the arts in this beautiful rural setting, finding a new use for old buildings to welcome the local community and visitors alike. Our exhibitions change monthly and are open to the public, with each show also offering a programme of associated events and workshops.
The farm itself continues its ancient role of food production – beef, orchards and a new walnut nuttery – but is managed in a benign, organic system to allow the rich and varied wildlife a full place within its agricultural purpose.
Please note: 11-14 June we will remain open while installing the next exhibition but viewing in the gallery will regretfully be compromised. Garden open and light refreshments available as usual.Saturday 15 June 1-5pm Kestle Barton Open Day
1:30 - 2:30pm - Tour of holiday cottages and apartments
3-4pm - Grounds tour of buttery, orchard and meadow
5-6pm Alan Windsor talk on Tom Cross