Kestle Barton is an ancient Cornish farmstead situated above the Helford River. Over the last five years the farmhouse has been carefully restored and the barns converted into a gallery and holiday cottages.
The core purpose of the project is to provide a centre for the arts in a beautiful rural setting, finding a new use for old buildings to welcome the local community and visitors alike. The exhibition season runs from spring to autumn, 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 – managed in a benign, organic system to allow the rich and varied wildlife a full place within its agricultural purpose.