The Art of a Well Spent Day @ Broomhill
Where art and culture meet in magical surroundings
Welcome to Broomhill Art Hotel, Sculpture Gardens, Art Gallery and Restaurant in North Devon.
Broomhill lies in one of the most glorious valleys in North Devon surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland and bound by its own stream. The Broomhill Sculpture Park displays one of the largest permanent collections of contemporary art and sculpture in the South West. 300 sculptures by over 60 sculptors are sited in 10 acres of garden that present a wonderful balance between art and nature.
Start your day at Broomhill with a mid-morning coffee or tea in our intimate restaurant or outside on the sun-warmed terrace. Stroll amongst the fantastic collection of bronzes and stone sculptures for sale on the new lawned garden.
Broomhill is a place where your senses can go wild with fascinating art, monumental sculpture, vibrant events and mouth watering organic food and drink, priding itself particularly on its fusion between art and good food.
Perfect retreat in the Devon countryside
“We’ve just spent a long weekend at the excellent Broomhill Art hotel. The owners and staff are so friendly and can't do enough for you but are never intrusive. The food was truly amazing (We were on a special weekend deal) and the price of drinks is really reasonable. The setting is stunning and you must spend time wandering around the sculpture gardens - Even worth visiting if you are not staying at the hotel. Make sure that you seek out the Mike Roles installation as it is brilliant. Can't think of one negative comment, had a great weekend.” — Andy Flatman, Ipswich, Trip Advisor, 27 Feb 2012
Restaurant with Rooms - Spring Offers
Available only by booking direct with us 01271 850262
Mondays and Tuesdays
B&B for £75 for a double room.
Two-course early evening meal served 18:30-19:00 £12.50
Wednesdays and Thursdays
Three-course evening meal plus B&B £115 for a double room.
Friday+Saturday weekend break
Three-course evening meal plus B&B £245 for a double room.
Broomhill National Sculpture Prize
The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation launched the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize in 2009 with an annual prize fund of £15,000, to provide an exciting challenge for new and emerging UK-based sculptors.
The judging panel for 2013 includes celebrated sculptor Julian Wild; Director of Castle Fine Arts Foundry, Chris Butler; Chief Executive of North Devon Theatres Trust, Alan Giddings and Broomhill owners, Rinus and Aniet van de Sande.
Click here to see who the judging panel selected to exhibit at the Summer exhibition, in a bid to win the 2013 title!
Carol Peace Exhibition
Patron of RWA and co-founder the Bristol Drawing School, Carol Peace is an internationally renowned sculptor specialising in human form and expressive movement.
In celebration of our 15th Anniversary, Carol Peace will be showing her sculptures and drawings on the lawn and in the gallery at Broomhill from Easter in an exhibition called ‘Silent Moments - Observations of Human Life’. Entry to Gallery is free.
15th Anniversary Celebrations
Broomhill is celebrating its 15th year of providing high quality arts to the community since it opened in 1997. We mark our anniversary with an exciting range of indoor and outdoor exhibitions, installations, music events and a mouth-watering Summer celebration menu...join the celebrations!
Jazz Coming Up
Jonathan Gee Trio - Jazz at Broomhill
16 May 2013 • 20:00
Jonathon Gee Trio touring with their new album “Dragonfly” “cutting edge, exciting music led by one of the UK's most original and sought after pianists. Featuring Jonathon Gee – piano, Marcus Vergette – bass and Andy Trim - drums.
13 Jun 2013 • 20:00
Chico Chica are a World-Jazz vocal group comprising Hilary Cameron (piano), Tom Hannah (Spanish guitar) and Barbara Snow (trumpet). The tightly-rehearsed show consists of original, multi-lingual songs and the trio perform them with style and passion, often using three-part harmonies.
Excellence since 1997
Broomhill Sculpture Park has established itself over the past twelve years as one of Devon’s leading art centres, housing the largest permanent collection of pieces in the South West. The growing collection is set out along a sculpture trail, through the formal gardens and woodland walk, down into the valley and beside the Broomhill pond and river. Enjoy works by artists of international reputation such as Alain Kurylo, Laury Dizengremel, Mike Roles, Pasie Collective, Greta Berlin, Ronald A. Westerhuis and David Kemp. The collection includes works by other important international sculptors and by emerging artists.
Visitors can enjoy the variety of Contemporary art that is on sale in the Gallery and the Broomhill collection on display throughout the hotel.
Broomhill is recognised as a leading place for Art and Sculpture in the UK and is proud to have been named as one of the top five Art Hotels in the world by The Independent! The Broomhill Garden is featured among 17 other Sculpture parks in the essential guide to ‘Sculpture parks and trails of England’ by Alison Stace and in Sculpture Parks in Europe: A Guide to Art and Nature by Jimena Blazquez.
Broomhill has proved to be the perfect wedding and reception venue for many couples in the past, so if you are planning to get married in North Devon, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your special day. As an approved wedding venue, we can accommodate civil weddings, commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows and naming ceremonies. Enjoy a unique, elegant and intimate setting that your guests will never forget. It is no wonder that many couples searching for a wedding venue choose the North Devon area, the romance of the regions lush landscape provides the perfect backdrop for those all important wedding photos!
Holiday in North Devon
Looking for accommodation in North Devon? Broomhill Art Hotel is situated in the perfect location for those seeking peace and tranquillity or for those after the thrill of adventure in countryside or coastal activities. Broomhill attracts creative people searching for something exciting and extraordinary. Why not treat yourself, a friend or partner to a special trip away in the glorious Devonshire country-side, for a trip you’ll never forget!
Broomhill is a late Victorian hotel with six light and airy bedrooms. Bed and breakfast rates and half-board rates are available, plus other special accommodation packages, including a mid-week Jazz break stay. The hotel is also available for civil wedding ceremonies, conferences and meetings, with a variety of spaces to suit your requirements.
Terra Madre • The Restaurant at Broomhill
North Devon’s award-winning restaurant
The Broomhill restaurant ‘Terra Madre’ has won the North Devon Food Awards five times due to its high standards and commitment in using the best of local produce. Terra Madre’s Mediterranean, Slow Food inspired dishes are created using fresh, organic, fair trade produce from neighbouring farms and the coast.
Our passion for good, clean, fair food is evident throughout our dishes, from fresh breads, cakes and biscuits to artisan chorizo and salamis, we offer an array of delicious, home-made treats for you to sink your teeth into!
The restaurant is dedicated to using Fairtrade products.
Simply cooking...the art of dining with a slow food twist
- Three-Course Lunch £14.95 (Wed-Sun)
- Three-Course Dinner £24.95 (Wed-Sat)
- Lunchtime Bar Meals from £4.25 (Mon-Sun)
Pre-booked Three-Course Lunch includes a FREE ticket to the Sculpture Gardens.
Parties and celebrations @ Broomhill
Broomhill serves up the best available party package in the area.
Organic local meats, Mediterranean slow food, vegetables from our kitchen garden.
We can cater for up to 150 people. Private rooms and gallery available.
Conference and meeting venue
Looking for a venue to hold meetings or conferences in North Devon? Broomhill has welcomed local businesses for many years, building up a solid reputation for offering a professional, slick service, high quality facilities, first class refreshments, while providing an inspiring and peaceful environment to work in. We have a variety of rooms for you to choose from, catering for groups of eight up to eighty.
Broomhill is the leading venue for art and sculpture in Devon, housing one of counties top Art Galleries, displaying an array of contemporary paintings, bronzes and ceramics on sale for visitors to enjoy. Artwork is updated on a regular basis, with new and vibrant exhibitions taking place, showcasing local and international artists. Broomhill is the hub for creativity in North Devon, visit the special events page for exhibition details.
We host a variety of exciting events all year round, with exhibitions, installations, music concerts, workshops, and food fairs, life is never dull at Broomhill! Enjoy our popular monthly jazz concerts, intimate evenings eating and absorbing the vibes of some of Britain’s best jazz performances.
Gift Vouchers from Broomhill
Looking for a creative gift for someone? We have a range of gifts available to purchase online, from romantic breaks or meals to contemporary art pieces or organic art T-shirts.
Group Visit Special Offer
Broomhill welcomes a variety of groups throughout the year, playing host to school trips, garden clubs, and art groups who all have a wonderful time exploring the beautiful gardens, viewing the array of artwork in the gallery and refuelling at the award-winning Broomhill restaurant ‘Terra Madre’. Special offer for groups of 10 and over: two-course lunch and garden ticket, only £10 per person!
Terra Madre Organic Art T-Shirts
The Terra Madre range brought to you by Broomhill is a unique selection of limited edition, organic and fairly traded Art T-Shirts for men and women, designed by a group of international artists, who have been selected for their figurative expressionism. Each T-shirt is made using quality organic cotton, for a comfortable, durable, yet stylish garment. Visit www.tshirtart.eu to view the full range. Special Offer: All T-Shirts £10.00 (for a limited period only).
Artists of the Silk Road
Sculptor Laury Dizengremel’s installation ‘Artists of the Silk Road’ was brought to Broomhill Sculpture Park in 2008 as part of the North Devon Festival. This installation consists of an impressive 85 figures and is a follow-on from the three ‘Artists’ that were introduced previously, standing over three metres tall in the woodland garden, taking the audience further into the artist’s journey.
An email with some images, a couple of years ago, made me decide to visit Ronald Westerhuis in his Dutch studio. I was immediately taken by his monumental abstract stainless steel objects, designed with such thought, to stand out in landscapes or suburban enclosures, when touched by sun light they reflected a heightened spirit and energy.
The Art of Doing
The story of Broomhill is 'The ART of Doing' - a fascinating and personal story. Broomhill is about passion and determination. We have established a wonderful relationship with each and every artist and this has made Broomhill what it is today. With the continuing help from Barry and Frank (both neighbours and crucial members of the team) we know Broomhill's success will continue to blossom in the years to come.
We are only two miles out of Barnstaple and we look forward to welcoming you.