Budock Vean goes superfast


A Cornish country house hotel has gone from having almost no broadband access to enjoying some of the fastest – thanks to new infrastructure put in place by Superfast Cornwall.

Guests at the Budock Vean on Cornwall’s Helford River used to bring their lap-tops and gadgets to one corner of a garden lounge in order to work or play on the internet – now all the hotel’s rooms, cottages, public areas and even the terrace have free superfast WiFi access.

Budock Vean's Martin Barlow tests out the new superfast broadband
Budock Vean’s Martin Barlow tests out the new superfast broadband

Owner Martin Barlow said: “We’ve always prided ourselves on being a lovely secluded place for people to escape the rat-race and relax in peace and tranquillity. But we’re also very aware that in these technological days many adults and children want good internet access on holiday as well as at home and work.

“The issue at the Budock Vean and the surrounding countryside is that we’re so beautifully secluded that the infrastructure simply wasn’t there. Now it is, thanks to Superfast Cornwall, and we and our guests are completely bowled over by the results.

“Our Superfast access also vastly opens up possibilities for our business clients who come here for away days and conferences.”