The ancient Budock Parish was situated between Anter Brook, which ran from the Mabe granite quarries to Penryn (where it becomes the College River), and the stream running from Penwarne to Maenporth Beach. Its original area was 4,576 acres.
Over the years, with expansion of the much larger nearby towns of Falmouth and Penryn, Budock has been reduced to 2,388 acres. The village of Budock Water, with its Parish Church, is near its centre with Lamanva and Treverva approximately 3 miles to the west.
Falmouth town is just 1.5 miles away, with Pendennis Castle 2.5 miles to the east. The beaches of Maenporth and Swanpool are only 1.5 miles to the south and east respectively.
There are a number of delightful gardens nearby. Penjerrick is within Budock Parish, while Trebah, Glendurgan and Carwinion are in the next village of Mawnan Smith, only 2.5 miles away. [Carwinion is now owned by the National Trust but is not currently open to the public.]