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or those of you who dream of waking up by the sea and enjoying breakfast with views across the water, before weighing anchor and exploring Cornwall’s glittering waterways beneath the Cornish summer sun, this issue is sure to inspire you to make the move. From page 12 we take a look at the south Cornish coast and the sailing lifestyle on offer there, then from page 18 we have a superb selection of luxury property currently on the market with award-winning Cornish estate agents, Rohrs & Rowe. Perhaps you’re simply planning a holiday, in which case we have lots in the way of accommodation: from page 48, whether you’re travelling with the family or booking a surprise romantic weekend away, you’re sure to find the perfect stay for you. Alternatively, if you’re in the market for a Cornish holiday home, you may be interested to hear more about the ownership lifestyle on offer through Charteroak Estates, from page 36. Perhaps a peaceful, adult-only escape is what you need? If so, from page 39 you’ll find our special supplement dedicated to Merchants Manor in Falmouth. One of Cornwall’s finest, this fabulous boutique hotel is exclusively for grown-ups, allowing guests to relax and unwind in stunning surroundings, with soothing spa treatments and fine dining in its award winning restaurant. This issue also showcases some of Cornwall’s best art galleries (page 66), some fantastic places to eat (page 68) and even top tips for those hoping to capitalise on their Cornish holiday let (page 64). There are also some unbelievable prizes up for grabs in our competitions (page 67), as well as a jaw-dropping ‘Win it all’ prize bundle (page 31) worth more than £1,900! So pull up a chair, sit back and imagine an Atlantic breeze scampering through your window. When you’ve finished reading our special Bath and Bristol edition, we have no doubt that you’ll be planning your next Cornish escape as soon as you possibly can! Happy reading!

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Contents

Cover feature

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REGULARS

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News & views

Catch up with Cornwall

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Luxury property

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Coastal escapes

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On display

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Competitions

From Rohrs & Rowe

Turn to page 12 for this month's sailing cover feature!

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Our favourite Cornish stays A window into Cornwall's art scene Win a little piece of Cornwall

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INSIDE Grown-up getaways Exclusively for grown-ups, we explore Merchants Manor Hotel & Spa in Falmouth

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Defining an experience

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Your own slice of Cornwall

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A woodland oasis

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Weekend wonder

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The freedom to roam

By ARCO2 Architecture Your wedding at Trebah With Charteroak Estates

At Atlantic Coast Holiday Park Escape to KOA Tree Camp A holiday by the Helford Celebrating Looe Live festival

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The perfect base

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Handpicked holiday luxury

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Escape, relax and unwind

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Five good reasons

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Top tips

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Escape the madding crowd

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For your north coast adventure From Forever Cornwall

The full service from Escape to St Ives To holiday at Landal Gwel an Mor Capitalising on your holiday let At Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa

A trip to Rick Stein Marborough Head to Xen for a taste of Asia

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An idyllic Cornish family retreat at Tredethick Imagine a holiday as exciting and enthralling for your young children as it is relaxing and indulgent for you. Tredethick is just that kind of place: small, authentic and beautiful, the eight stone cottages enjoy a superb cluster of high-end facilities. All cottages are within a minute’s walk of the indoor pool, soft play, balance bike track, play park and games room. All activities are included in the price of booking, with no hidden extras to pay. There’s a luxurious hot tub garden for parents seeking peace and an idyllic farm trail through woodlands down to the Fowey river estuary. Animal feeding is usually the highlight of the day, children

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get to help feed the collection of friendly animals, collect freshly laid eggs and enjoy rides twice a week on Tredethick’s gentle ponies. The bookings, and visitor reviews, speak for themselves, with more than half of guests returning within a year. For more information call 01208 873618 or email holidays@tredethick.co.uk n After

Holiday by the lakes

Top tip: look out for the intriguing secret garden, hidden away at the top of the meadows!

After selling its product nationally, the team at Patio Clean has decided to provide Cornwall with an exclusive cleaning service. With the help of European partners, Patio Clean has introduced the Terrazza Mc brush to Cornwall. Designed in Belgium to clean any external and internal surface, this unique, patented system will restore stone, decking, block paving or one of countless others, with just a small amount of water and no damaging high pressures. Indeed, this environmentally friendly company leads the way in patio and driveway cleaning, offering a bespoke service that enables you to protect the home you love.

For more information call 01736 850225 or visit www.pengellyretreat.co.uk

For more information call 07817 575450 or visit www.patioclean.co.uk

Set within five acres of private gardens and lakes, Pengelly Retreat is nestled between the Cornish coasts, close to St Ives and the picturesque harbour of Porthleven. Stay in the stunning Boat House cabin with a balcony over a wild swimming lake, or the tranquil Sail House double-yurt, tucked away in a private spot between two lakes. Both of the luxurious lakeside houses sleep two and have underfloor heating, a log burner and a gorgeous en-suite bathroom. Their gardens come complete with an outdoor firepit, perfect for a romantic barbeque under the stars. The Sail House is dog friendly too.

Find your perfect Cornish hideaway A beautiful collection of self-catering properties – from cosy cottages full of Cornish charm to luxury retreats with spectacular coastal views – whether you’re looking for something romantic, dog-friendly or somewhere for that large family get-together, discover your dream holiday with us.

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Bespoke, unique, craftsmanship

Action packed escapes at the Polurrian Situated atop the cliffs on Cornwall’s south coast, Polurrian on the Lizard immediately promotes a sense of uplifting wellbeing. Gaze out to sea and enjoy the fresh air from the moment you arrive. Then, why not book in to the weekly yoga class which, weather permitting, takes place on the clifftops, or maybe plan a pampering treatment in the Health Club? The hotel is also introducing a wild swimming activity, run by fully qualified RNLI Lifeguard, Lucy Green, who will be running three-mile wild swimming excursions along the stunning coastline of the Lizard. The sessions also include a swim out to an island where participants will build and light a fire to cook their own lunch – then relax in beautiful surroundings before swimming back to shore. If you’re after something a little more adventurous then take to the coast with Dan Joel and his surf school, or get stuck in to kayaking, coasteering, paddle boarding and more with Lizard Adventure.

As well as all these brilliant activities, the social calendar at Polurrian provides a wealth of events and activities to enjoy for both guests and day visitors to the hotel. You can join a marine biologist from the Rock Pool Project and discover the secrets of local rock pools, or maybe learning beach and forestry survival skills is more for you and the family. For those who enjoy live music, the Polurrian is showcasing local artists as part of their ‘ 9 weeks of summer, 9 weeks of music’ woodfired sessions. These free events taking place every Sunday afternoon in August and September, offer guests and non-residents the chance to sit back and relax, while enjoying a tipple from the bar and the panoramic sea views. So, to ensure you don’t miss out on creating a truly memorable summer break, keep an eye on the Polurrian’s website and social media updates! For more information call 01326 240421 or visit www.polurrianhotel.com

Find us at www.valleybrookholidays.com 4 star Self-catering Valleybrook Holidays • Peakswater • Lansallos • Looe • PL13 2QE

Michael Jenkin has been working with bespoke furniture for over ten years, making anything from fine furniture to custom kitchens and fitted bedrooms. With a passion for fine furniture and a love of surfing, Michael founded Bespoke Surf. Creating all of his work from start to finish, from selecting the raw timber right the way through to the application and buffing at the end of the line. The timbers are handpicked for the aesthetic qualities, with zero stains, dyes or paint used in the process. Every product is handmade with the utmost attention to detail and passion, making each piece one of a kind. Head to the Bespoke Surf website and you’ll find a collection of unique, surf-inspired furniture and décor, a collection that’s sure to inspire you to commission your own bespoke piece. All made to order and with fast lead times on items, in no time at all you could have a truly personalised product that reflects you and your love of the seaside lifestyle! For more information visit www.bespokesurf.co.uk

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News & views Your last chance to get hold of a Cornish Waves book The limited edition Cornish Waves book is almost sold out; nearly all 1,000 copies have made their way onto many coffee tables or book shelves for people to enjoy. Waves Surf Art Gallery owner and book curator Mike Lacey tells us: “I’m so elated with its response, I can’t thank everyone enough for picking up a copy – it means the world to me. I had such an epic time making it. It took six months to produce and seemed such a great idea at the time, if only I’d known what I know now, publishing your own book is not as easy as it sounds! The good news is I’m pushing

forward with plans to release a new one next year, time allowing, featuring all my newest work since volume one, so please keep an eye out for an official announcement on the website.” For more information call 01326 368369 or visit www.wavesgallery.co.uk

Carve holiday memories to last a lifetime At Kilminorth Cottages you’ll find 32 acres of unspoilt Cornish countryside just waiting to be explored, with a glorious mix of landscaped gardens, large formal gardens and meadows.

beautiful pocket of idyllic Cornish countryside for yourself, be sure to give the team a call. For more information call 01503 262832 or visit www.kilminorthcottages.co.uk

As well as 13 self-catering cottages, seven of which boast their own hot tubs, there’s a tennis court and even a heated outdoor pool – perfect for the kids during the summer! Only slightly further afield you’ll find heady walks along the South West Coast Path. Looe and Polperro are only a short scoot away, offering family friendly beaches and a great mix of cafés and pubs, perfect for a light bite at lunchtime, or for rounding off the day with an evening meal made from the freshest local produce. Kilminorth is dog friendly too, so you can holiday without the guilt of leaving your furry friend behind! To discover this

Holiday memories to last a lifetime

Perched on the hillside with panoramic coastal views is the wonderful, five star, family owned Wooda Farm Holiday Park. Located in the pretty seaside town of Bude on Cornwall’s dramatic north coast, Wooda Farm is surrounded by soft golden sandy beaches, perfect for long summer days by the sea. Spend your days soaking up the warmth of the rays, splash in the natural sea pool on Summerleaze beach, stroll along the coast path, catch endless waves on the incoming swell, seek some shade in the onsite bluebell woodland, or spend some time beside the fishing lake. Providing you with the chance to reconnect with nature and loved ones in this stunning location. So, if you want to create memories that will last a lifetime then book your summer holiday to Wooda, because trust us, it’s so much more than a holiday park. For more information call 01288 352069 or visit www.wooda.co.uk

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urrounded as we are, on almost all sides, by the sea it’s not surprising that sailing is an inherent part of life in Cornwall – especially on the south coast with the port of Falmouth at its epicentre. Sailing, and in fact boats in all their forms, have always played a big part in my own life. Many a happy childhood day was spent with friends messing about in our little rowing boats off the beach at Cadgwith or joining my dad on one his many fishing trips, bringing home a haul of pollack for our tea. If we were really lucky, we would be able to grab a ride out on one of the bigger crabbers, and watch the pots come in filled with juicy crabs and lobsters. Those formative days on the water gave us a taste for adventure and independence, but also a healthy respect for the sea. When we progressed from rowing boats to sail boats, there was no such thing as ‘proper’ sailing tuition. In those days, we adopted a very ‘Heath Robinson’ approach to our first taste of sail, pretty much teaching ourselves by trial, error and a lot of capsizing! As my own children reach the same age, they are now afforded the most fantastic opportunity to learn to sail, being taught the essential techniques by experienced instructors…and all for no cost.

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n Helford River Children's Sailing Trust

The Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust (hrcst.org.uk), an RYA training centre and a member of RYA OnBoard, was set up in 2005. With an experienced team of adult volunteers, Senior Instructor, Martin Fenton and his team provided lessons for more than 850 local children last year aged between 8 and 14. These children came from local primary schools, special schools, children excluded from education and, for the first time, a group of home educated children. The trust’s ethos is that there should be no financial barrier to any of their activities and by giving children and young adults in Cornwall access to sailing and other water activities, they can develop confidence, competence and resilience. We head to the Helford every Wednesday evening where Martin is a familiar, smiling face at each of the sailing sessions: “Our aim is to grow not only the sailor but the person. We tailor our sessions to the individual

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COVER FEATURE | sailor, matching a small group of children to a particular instructor who will get to know each school child and young adult’s needs.” I have experienced this first-hand, watching my son go from being a complete novice, not knowing a stern from a bow, a tiller from a mainsheet, to excitedly volunteering to helm a Pico during a brisk easterly out on the Helford and taking part in the fantastic annual school’s regatta. It’s not always plain sailing though as Mike Comyn, Chief Instructor, explains: “The environment we work in can be challenging in itself. We go out in all types of weather and sea states, varying the lesson to the conditions and finding a sheltered cove to operate from. By listening to instruction, within the safety net we create, a child is able to overcome basic fears. By doing so, he or she is given a belief in instruction. This belief and trust can then be transferred to the classroom, home and future work environment.” “The Helford River is for all. If you are from a poor background in Cornwall you are very unlikely ever to experience the beauty of this wonderful place. We who work the estuary everyday, have no doubt about its impact on our lives and we love to share. We meet children who live less than 10 miles from the coast and yet have never been to the beach! They have no concept of its beauty or how to interact with the sea safely. Our job is to remove these barriers.” To help remove these barriers further the trust was delighted to announce earlier this year that it had been awarded a grant in excess of £1.6m that meant they could start work on an inland water sports centre at

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Trevassack Lake. This disused quarry will enable year-round watersports for all as well incorporating adapted holiday lodge accommodation for children with severe disabilities. There will even be a floating classroom allowing young people of all abilities to get out on the water and view marine life through underwater cameras and onboard screens. You don’t have to be resident in Cornwall to take advantage of this amazing opportunity as the trust also offers holiday sailing courses for visiting children. It is grass-roots opportunities such as this that are helping to grow our budding sailors here in Cornwall. From here, children have gone on to captain super yachts in the Med, race in some of the world’s most prestigious yachting events or become sailing instructors themselves. It’s clear that discovering a love of the water at an early age in Cornwall opens many doors, and for some young people it has been the driving force to study marine related subjects at Falmouth Marine School (falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk).

With a school on the site dating back as far as 1825, tutors now combine industry experience with academic expertise to offer courses that include boatbuilding, marine engineering and science and alumni regularly secure prestigious jobs within the industry, both across the UK and beyond. Falmouth local, Ben Davies, secured the position of Wing Manager for Ben Ainslie’s America Cup team, thanks to his expertise in boat technology gained at Falmouth Marine School, while Tom Jackman, who is now working as a Chief Engineer on super yachts, is enjoying the career he always dreamed of while travelling the world. The marine science course has helped students progress to some of the most prestigious marine-based academic institutions, but also includes a range of non-academic practical skills that are often considered to be essential for progression. These range from diving, snorkeling and powerboat handling through to aquatic husbandry, photography and marine mammal observation. Former student, Clare Marshall, completed an FdSC in Marine Science at Falmouth Marine School and is now a Plankton Analyst for the Marine Biological Association: “Falmouth is the perfect location to study marine biology. With the River Fal and several beaches a stone’s throw away, it makes for the perfect outdoor classroom.”

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So, what does all this mean for getting out on the water in Cornwall? For me, it’s essential that the next generation of budding sailors, water sports enthusiasts and marine students are inspired at a young age so that they can continue Cornwall’s sailing heritage and keep Falmouth and its world-renowned sailing waters firmly pinned on the chart. Without this infrastructure we wouldn’t retain the top-class boat builders, marine companies, marinas and yacht clubs that we see today. If you’ve not had the opportunity to learn to sail at a young age then are many other ways you can become involved. The Cornish Maritime Trust (cornishmaritimetrust. org) is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Cornwall’s maritime heritage, operating three historic working boats – Barnabas, Soft Wing and Ellen – and training people in the associated skills of sailing, restoration and maintenance. Non-members are welcome to sail as a guest but the best way to experience these incredible boats and support the trust is to become a member. Whether you are an individual or an organisation, you can immerse yourself in days gone by in these historic 19th century sailing vessels. For a modern introduction to sail, or if you’re a novice seeking tuition, then Cornish Cruising (cornishcruising.com), based at

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Falmouth’s Yacht Marina, offers a complete charter, cruising and training centre, with RYA courses available in sail, powerboat and motorboat. You can spend even more time aboard by booking a yacht charter holiday that will see you discovering Falmouth’s world-class sailing waters as well as the unspoilt creeks of the Helford. However, if hoisting a mainsail fills you with fear and an easy life is calling, then Gweek Classic Boatyard’s (gweekquay.co.uk) 50ft Victorian launch, Constance, affords 19th century luxury on the water. You can cruise the Helford in style while sipping on a glass of bubbles or taking afternoon tea, watching the water, bird and marine life pass by. Cornwall affords everyone the ability to get out on the water and celebrating sail is something we do very well here – if you’re a Cornish sailor or a visiting yachtsman then Cornwall’s annual sailing regattas and events are sure to be already in your diary. Falmouth Week (falmouthweek.co.uk) has grown from

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a race series into a full-on week of activities both on and off the water. The sailing side of the event includes a race programme, which ran this year from 10th to 17th August, that is packed full of exciting, top-level competitive racing, while shore side events include markets, music and much, much more. And it doesn’t stop there; once Falmouth Week has finished much of the fleet goes on to compete in the Fowey Regatta, setting sail out of Falmouth Harbour and heading up past the stunning waters off the Roseland. Whatever ‘floats your boat’ then I can highly recommend getting out on the water this season. Seeing Cornwall from the sea puts a whole new perspective on its already stunning scenery, and having the wind in your sails, and your hair, as you scud across the bay is a feeling like no other. I look forward to seeing you out on the water soon!

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2 ADMIRALS QUAY Words are hard to find that justify what an amazing and privileged position this three-bedroom apartment enjoys.

INFORMATION Exceptional waterfront apartment Amazing 180 degree views Full wraparound balcony Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors En-suite master bedroom Two guestrooms (one en suite) Family bathroom Utility room Garage and allocated parking space

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he current owner is only the second resident of the property since it was built in the 1990s. It’s presented in delightful decorative order throughout, with upgraded bath and shower rooms having only recently been fitted. The feature room of the property, however, is the 36’ reception room, with its floor-to-ceiling wraparound glazing and four sets of patio doors, which look out over Falmouth harbour and out across the bay. The room is visually divided into two areas by a feature back-to back fireplace, with the main sitting room area taking up approximately two thirds of the floor area. The final third makes up the dining space, flowing through to the kitchen via double doors, which can be opened up to create a more sociable, open-plan layout.

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In all there are three bedrooms, all of a generous size, with the master bedroom and main guest bedroom boasting en suites. Each enjoys a southerly facing, floor-to-ceiling door and window, thus benefitting from stunning water views, with access to the wraparound balcony. Falmouth itself is a bustling seaside town, renowned for its eclectic selection of trendy cafés, bars and restaurants that draw on the area’s rich foodie provenance. It’s also known for its boutique High Street, a fabulous alternative to the national and global brands found in Truro, and perfect for finding those one-off items, be it as a gift or a treat unto yourself. Simply put, 2 Admirals Quay represents an incredible opportunity to buy into one of the Duchy’s most popular and, indeed, beautiful seaside towns, one that’s unlike anything else on the Cornish market.

2 ADMIRALS QUAY

GUIDE PRICE: £1,195,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

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he properties have been carefully designed to maximise the spectacular south-facing views of the beach and open sea beyond. Offering buyers all they could wish for from a coastal home. Finished to an extremely high standard throughout, the four-storey layout provides views from every floor of the living accommodation and there’s even an integrated lift system so all age groups can enjoy these fantastic properties. The ground floor comprises a large double garage as well as a utility and boiler room. The first floor houses the three main bedrooms, each of which enjoy incredible views and have either a Juliet or full outside balcony – an exceptional spot to enjoy your morning coffee! There is also a master bedroom suite and a family bathroom. On the second floor you’ll find the spacious living room and kitchen, both of which boast gorgeous ocean views. Then finally, on the third floor there’s a further bedroom or study, a shower room and a large rooftop terrace that has outstanding far-reaching sea views, which has also been designed with provision for a hot tub! Situated within the extraordinary and unspoilt coastal region of the Rame peninsula, the picturesque former fishing village has two beaches within walking distance, providing buyers with the chance to make the most of Cornish life by the sea.

INFORMATION Stunning contemporary residence Fabulous south facing sea views High-quality finish and fixtures throughout Five bedrooms Four bathrooms Spacious kitchen/living room with balcony Games room Air source heat pump Underfloor heating Integral lift Double garage EPC B

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THE OLD VICARAGE A gorgeous former vicarage and cottage overlooking the River Fal, just moments from Truro.

INFORMATION Seven bedrooms and bathrooms Two spacious reception rooms Stunning riverside location Attached three-bedroom cottage Coach House with permission to convert Immaculate private gardens Large driveway Minutes from Truro city EPC D

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he Old Vicarage is a stunning property that has been lovingly restored by the current owners to create a home with masses of charm, character and a few modern twists. The incredible riverside setting not only provides a view that you’ll find difficult to tear your eyes from, it also means you have easy access to the river and can enjoy sailing, kayaking, rowing, paddle boarding and other watersports from your front door. Thanks to its superb location, the majority of the rooms also enjoy spectacular river views, and there’s a large outside terrace that provides an ideal entertaining space for those long summer days. On the ground floor, you’ll find the beautiful open plan kitchen, dining and living room with a snug area and contemporary wood burner to cosy up in front of. This room opens directly out to the well-kept gardens via curved, sliding, floor-to-ceiling glazed doors. Upstairs there are seven bedrooms with en suites, including a fabulous master suite. The attached cottage annexe is three storeys and provides three bedrooms, a large kitchen and a sitting room with the tempting potential to let for additional income, and if you have an eye for development, the former Coach House is a detached two-storey building with planning consent for conversion to a comfortable one-bedroom property. Located in the village of St Clement, it couldn’t be a more idyllic setting, and is conveniently just two miles from the city of Truro. This property really does provide an excellent opportunity to make the most of Cornish life at its best. Be sure to book a viewing to truly appreciate its beautiful location, stunning interiors and superb potential for yourself.

THE OLD VICARAGE

GUIDE PRICE: £1,895,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

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A magnificent, Grade II listed country house nestled in rolling countryside, just north of the Helford river.

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s you approach the property it gives very little away of what it has to offer, but as you walk through the entrance gate into the charming courtyard, it starts to become clear what makes Treviades Barton so special. Inside, a wide entrance hallway welcomes you and creates a link from the kitchen to the reception room areas. The large kitchen has been newly installed by the bespoke craftsmen at Richard Winfrey, complementing the delightful stone flooring and open fireplace, making for a real ‘house in the country’ feel. This wonderfully sociable space is perfect for entertaining your guests as you cook, being just the spot for an after dinner bottle and game of cards. The accommodation comprises six bedrooms – all on the first floor – including a

TREVIADES BARTON

GUIDE PRICE: £1,450,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

master en suite with a dressing room, guest bedroom suite, and a large family bathroom. Downstairs, a large dining room with gorgeous wooden beams and a large, open fireplace is just the place for formal dinner parties, while the sitting room, with gorgeous countryside views and a cosy fireplace, is perfect for snuggling down in the colder months. Outside, the gardens and grounds are simply beautiful to behold, with a south facing cobbled terrace and broad lawn with views towards the Helford river in the distance. They’ve been beautifully planted across a variety of broad terraces – including a croquet lawn – while the adjoining 1.5 acre paddock is ideal for a pony, or even for further development, subject to the appropriate consents and permissions. Between the paddock and garden lies a copse with mature trees, plus a storage shed and a workshop, ideal for an artist or hobbyist. Treviades Barton has so much and more to offer that, to fully appreciate it, it really does need viewing in person. If you’re interested in relocating to a wonderful countryside home that’s just minutes from the coast, be sure to contact Rohrs & Rowe.

INFORMATION South-facing Grade II listed residence Striking entrance courtyard Recently fitted kitchen/ breakfast room Drawing room Dining room with open fireplace Study/TV room with fireplace and wood burner Master bedroom suite with dressing room Guest bedroom en suite Four further bedrooms Family bathroom Potential self-contained annexe Beautiful gardens, grounds and paddock 3.6 acres

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CREEKSIDE A rare opportunity to buy a superb four-acre plot in a fabulous location with outstanding views of Falmouth.

INFORMATION Exceptional building plot Amazing opportunity to create a fabulous home Approximately four acres Direct access to the creek 120 metres of river frontage Planning permission for a contemporary residence Very peaceful location Grounds include a small orchard

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reekside provides the discerning buyer with a fabulous opportunity to build a stunning residence in one of the most spectacular locations overlooking Falmouth harbour, and comes complete with planning permission for a new residence with a contemporary style. We really can’t emphasise enough how fabulous the views are in this south facing plot and for anyone with a love of the water, whether you’re an avid swimmer, kayaker, paddle-boarder or sailor, Creekside has the tempting prospect of direct access to the water along a 120-metre stretch of river frontage. Nearby to the beautiful riverside village of Flushing, situated opposite neighbouring Falmouth, Flushing offers

many exceptional lifestyle opportunities for sailing and generally messing around in boats. It has a beautiful beach with a quay, perfect for jumping into the ocean at high tide. There are also some lovely walks around Trefusis Headland towards Mylor harbour and beyond. A passenger ferry runs from the pier at Flushing to Falmouth. Falmouth is a great location because it offers a wonderful array of lifestyle activities, combined with an excellent range of facilities that include a large selection of superb shops, pubs, restaurants and beachside cafés. There is also an array of excellent family friendly, sandy beaches and the area in general offers world-class sailing waters as well as brilliant walking opportunities along the stunning South West Coast Path.

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GUIDE PRICE: £950,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

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oundhouse Barn offers so much to so many, with its stunning location on the Roseland peninsula, exceptionally spacious and flexible layout, as well as a ready-made income from its three multi award winning holiday lets, which were graded ‘5* Gold’ by Visit England. The Roseland has long been one of Cornwall’s most favoured locations, known for its access to the fabulous sailing waters of the Carrick Roads, its many picturesque hidden bays, beautiful rolling countryside and spectacular scenery, as well as the general peace and tranquillity of the area, which is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The entrance of the barn is designed to link the property to the garden, with its well-designed landscaped gardens, attractive courtyard, raised vegetable beds and wildlife pond. What really sets this property apart when it comes to design is its fabulous sitting room; fashioned out of the original grain mill, it has high vaulted ceilings and a beautiful fireplace – the perfect spot to cosy up after a day spent on the calm waters of the Carrick Roads. There is a picturesque creek in the valley just below Roundhouse Barn that has deep moorings near to its entrance, ideal for messing around in boats or kayaks, as well as providing access to the Carrick

Roads and Falmouth Bay. Nearby you’ll find Porthcurnick beach, overlooked by the renowned Hidden Hut café, which provides mouth-watering food served alongside ocean views. This really is a spectacular property with masses of potential for additional income, and access to one of Cornwall’s most stunning areas. Be sure to book a viewing to truly appreciate everything that Roundhouse Barn has to offer.

INFORMATION Three spacious en-suite bedrooms Handcrafted kitchen Fabulous sitting room Beautiful mature gardens Three one bed, self-contained holiday lets Separate garage/store with greenhouse Highly sought-after location EPC E

ROUNDHOUSE BARN

GUIDE PRICE: £1,350,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

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oasting uninterrupted south-facing rural views towards the Lizard peninsula, Higher Manhay is a traditional Cornish farmhouse set within 10 acres and surrounded by lovely rolling countryside. Recently extended by the current owners, there is a high-quality finish throughout the interior, creating beautiful light reception rooms with an open plan kitchen/dining area including an Aga. The stunning sitting room has a cosy wood burner and French doors out to the sun terrace. The bedrooms are equally impressive with a

HIGHER MANHAY

GUIDE PRICE: ÂŁ875,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

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lovely master suite which has a high vaulted ceiling and all but one enjoying fabulous views towards the sea in the distance. Both the attractive part slate-hung granite farmhouse and The Barn combine to form a spacious home with the potential to rent as a holiday let for a brilliant income opportunity. With reverse level layout, The Barn has an alluring open-plan living area and a unique glass floor panel that floods the hallway with light. The current owners successfully run it as a holiday let creating a useful additional income. The recently landscaped garden provides great space to relax and explore with over nine fields to make use of, so whether you have horses, livestock or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of open fields, you know you can make the most of the ten acres of land however you wish. Ideally positioned near the popular village of Constantine, between the seaside town of Falmouth and the market town of Helston, it’s a great location from which to explore everything that Cornwall has to offer. For those who love the sea and sailing, the Helford river is accessible by boat from Gweek, which is just under four miles away, or simply park up and explore the idyllic coves and coastal path that wrap around this stunning area of Cornwall.

Traditional south-facing farmhouse with recent extension Stunning rural views towards the Lizard peninsula Six bedrooms Four bathrooms Sitting room with wood-burning stove Detached self contained, two bedroom barn conversion Summer house, three bay garage and 10 acres of land EPC E

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ager to find out more about what makes this fabulous part of the county so popular with those buying in Cornwall, we catch up with Martyn Rohrs and Matthew Rowe, founders of prestigious and award-winning luxury property agency, Rohrs & Rowe, who give us the Roseland low down. “There are very few places that you can compare to the Roseland peninsula. It’s not only one of the Duchy’s most unspoilt areas (it has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) but it has a real mix of scenery. From show-stopping beaches and breathtaking cliff top walks, to meandering rivers, quiet creeks and some of the lushest countryside to be found anywhere; there is something to appeal to everyone here,” Matthew tells us. Rohrs & Rowe have seen some impressive successes on the Roseland, at both ends of the property spectrum; they’ve had particular success selling properties that have previously been on the market for long periods of time with other agencies. Matthew explains: “With our understanding of the area and what it

has to offer, combined with our bespoke and unique marketing techniques, we can help to add saleability to a property and sometimes add value. We've recently sold Polsue Farm, a stunning property overlooking Caerhays, that had been for sale with other agents for many years. We quickly found the perfect buyers as our different approach was able to show off what was so special about the property and its amazing location. This is a great example of what the R&R approach can achieve!” So what is it about the Roseland that makes it so appealing? “For most of the people we have looking to buy in this area,” says Martyn, “it’s the perfect mix of peace and easy access to all the amenities you need.” Whilst it manages to retain an air reminiscent of days gone by, the Roseland is just a short drive from Truro, where you’ll find all the benefits of an excellent high street, including designer brands and supermarkets such as Waitrose. You can also hop on the daily ferry from St Mawes and stroll Falmouth’s cobbled streets, explore its independent boutique

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shops and discover ample places to stop for refreshments. There is great access out of county too, with the fantastically easy sleeper train from Truro to London and easy access to the A30. It would seem that this part of Cornwall isn’t as remote as its demeanour may have you believe! From a lifestyle point of view, the Roseland has endless scope for activities. Whether it’s simply lacing up your boots and exploring the South West Coast Path, getting out on the water on a boat trip, hiring a kayak, or spending the day on one of the many stunning and safe family-friendly beaches, there’s plenty on offer here to fill your days. Discerning foodies will find a fabulous array of farm shops selling a wealth of local produce, including fresh seafood landed locally in the peninsula’s still-working fishing villages, which are also worth a visit. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out, too. Head to the Michelin Starred Driftwood Hotel in Portscatho and you can enjoy wholesome menus that infuse seasonally inspired dishes with the finest ingredients. Or, if you’re out and about exploring the coast, pop into the Hidden Hut – tucked away along the coast path above Porthcurnick beach, you can pop in and enjoy lunch from the stove, oven or grill. Alternatively, why not try Portscatho’s latest pop-up, a joint venture between Knightor Vineyard and Craftworks Kitchen – it’s sure to be a huge hit with locals and visitors alike. If you’re an art enthusiast, you’ll no doubt already know that Cornwall is a hub of creative talent, drawing artists from around the world to capture its dramatic land and seascapes. The Roseland is a perfect example, with galleries dotted around the peninsula showcasing some of the area’s finest local talent.

So whether you’re contemplating a scenic retirement by the sea, or hoping to raise your family to the beat of the ocean, this could well be the place for you. Perhaps you already live here and are looking for an agency with the right tools for the job and an understanding of this magical area, that can be sure to market your treasured home to its full potential? Bringing extensive knowledge of the Roseland to every purchase and sale, Martyn and Matthew currently have some wonderful properties for sale in the area and they’re always looking to add to their unique portfolio. One of the duo’s recent clients – the owners of The White House in St Ewe said of their dealing with Rohrs & Rowe: “From our first meeting we knew that Rohrs & Rowe were different. Our property had been for sale for a considerable period of time when we contacted them. After making the decision to market our property with them instead of our previous agent, they swiftly put in place their high-quality marketing and they then very quickly and efficiently sold our property in a difficult market to some excellent buyers. Every aspect of their contact was responsive and helpful – I just wish we’d made the decision to approach them much earlier!”

We quickly found the perfect buyers as our different approach was able to show off what was so special about the property and its amazing location.

ROHRS & ROWE

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BUILT TO LAST We catch up with ARCO2 Architecture and hear about their latest, sustainably built home, Reflection.

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RCO2 Architecture’s by-line, ‘beautiful buildings that don’t cost the earth’, truly emphasises this company’s passion for projects that are both cost-effective and environmentally aware. Director Ian Armstrong tells us: “At ARCO2, we’re not just about designing you a dwelling, we create homes with benefits to enhance your lifestyle – literally building homes for future generations.” This approach is evident in the creation of Reflection, a one-of-a-kind property designed by ARCO2 and built by their in-house construction company, ADD Sustainable Construction Ltd. When creating and building this remarkable property, the ARCO2 team worked closely with their client to achieve their vision to the highest possible standard, whilst also taking into consideration the impact on the surrounding environment and neighbours. Ian continues: “As a RIBA Chartered Architects Practice we have a unique, innovative and environmental approach to design, which is evident in this award winning house.” The new dwelling is situated on a former derelict garden and a green space at the entrance to a local village. The site had an unusual planning designation as an Open Area of Local Significance (OALS). This restriction would put most people off pursuing an application, however the policy did not preclude

development. This would require the most respectful and sensitive design in order to retain the intrinsic value of the OALS, which Ian embraced. The extremely challenging client brief was to design a four-bedroom house with every room benefiting from sea views without affecting or impeding the visual character of the site. The concept was to sink the building into the landscape, take advantage of the topography and use the split levels to create rooms that overlook an open-plan living area. It’s fair to say that the finished result is staggering! “It’s one of the most sustainable dwellings in terms of building fabric and energy usage in the area,” Ian finishes, “and demonstrates that a strong design concept can be really striking.” So, if you want to create a beautiful home with minimal impact on the environment, then get in touch with Ian and the team for your free consultation and make moves to secure yourself a home whilst also securing the planet for future generations.

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The Hotel is on the cliff top above Lusty Glaze Beach with breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, taking in Newquay Bay and the coastline to Trevose Head.

It is ideally situated for walks along the renowned coastal path, which offers miles of scenic sea and country views.

THE KALLACLIFF, 12 LUSTY GLAZE RD, NEWQUAY, CORNWALL, TR7 3AD

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SET IN THE BEAUTIFUL, UNSPOILT FISHING VILLAGE OF COVERACK, EVERY ROOM HAS STUNNING PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS WITH THE COASTAL PATH AT THE FOOT OF OUR DRIVE.

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Sit and gaze out at the beauty of Coverack Bay and harbour from our licenced terrace and gardens or lounge. Open for breakfast, morning coffees, light lunches and Cornish cream teas. Our conservatory restaurant offers sea view dining every night with the best local produce, fish and Lobsters landed from the Bay a speciality. Vast selection of Cornish gins, beers and wines. Non-residents are welcome, ample private parking.

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Situated by the wooded creeks around the Falmouth Estuary and the sailing waters of the Carrick Roads, we offer a fine collection of individual waters edge, rural and village cottages sleeping from 2-8 persons. Whatever the time of year, there is always something happening that makes Cornwall special; perfect for family and friends.

Contact us via 01326 375972 or martin@creeksidecottages.co.uk www.creeksidecottages.co.uk

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Enjoy a romantic escape with your loved one at one of Wooldown Holiday Cottages’ luxurious one-bedroom apartments. Expect underfloor heating, spa baths, walk-in showers and spectacular countryside and sea views.

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With plenty of incredible prizes to be won, now’s the time to log on and enter our competitions!

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Don’t just take our word for it! As one of our previous winners, Sarah, says: “It’s amazing! We had an interior designer here this evening, something I never thought would happen at my house!” So what are you waiting for? Head to the Cornwall Living website and get your entries in. Remember, you have to be in it to win it!

TO ENTER VISIT www.cornwall- living.co.uk


| WIN IT ALL

Foodies listen up! Win a hamper of Cornish treats from Duchy Holidays

CORNISH ART Win a beautiful Cornwall Map Framed Print from Whistlefish

Get cosy in Coverack Win an indulgent dinner for two at the Coverack Bay Hotel

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Brim-full of locally baked scones, Cornish strawberry jam, Rodda’s clotted cream, Cornish fairings, Cornish Tea and Cornish Coffee, as well as a few little tasty extras, the Duchy Holidays team are giving you the chance to win a proper taste of sunny Cornwall!

This intricate and detailed map of Cornwall will make a great addition to your home. Up for grabs with a set of 20 Cornish greetings cards as well, which will delight your friends and family.

Enjoy a three-course dinner for two with tea and coffee to finish, immersed in the beautiful surroundings on the seafront in Coverack. Watch the fishing boats bobbing in on the water and experience the beauty of this stunning area of Cornwall.

DINNER FOR TWO

Light as a feather

DREAMING OF SCILLY?

Win a luxurious meal for two at Restaurant Nik Boyle

Win a Vita Eos lampshade from Iroka

Win two nights’ bed and breakfast at Tregarthen’s Hotel

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£150 Indulge in a three-course meal for two and a bottle of wine at Nik Boyle’s recently opened restaurant in the heart of Falmouth. Nik brings high-end dining to this much loved coastal town.

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£500 Stay in a harbourside location at Tregarthen’s Hotel on the beautiful Isles of Scilly. Lie in, in your comfortable bedroom and set yourself up for the day with a hearty Tregarthen’s breakfast, drawing on Cornwall’s superb home grown produce.

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LIFESTYLE |

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Be inspired by the romance of paradise at Trebah Garden, the perfect location for a Cornish wedding.

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The dream can be yours at Trebah è INSET

Choose your backdrop î BELOW

Unrivalled gardens

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reate your perfect day within a sanctuary of breathtaking beauty surrounded by an ever-changing backdrop of natural elegance. Feel peaceful and far away in a timeless setting with transient vistas that make every day unique. Take your first steps as a married couple under canopies bursting with blooms, through tunnels of vast vegetation or simply hand in hand on the private beach. Add to the uniqueness of your day with bouquets filled with seasonal greenery and blooms freshly gathered from the garden by professional florists with botanical knowledge. Indulge your guests with award-winning Cornish sparkling wine or Champagne accompanied by handmade canapés on the private lawn whilst absorbing tranquil views of the valley to the Helford river beyond. The house at Trebah is a unique Cornish wedding venue licensed for daytime civil ceremonies all year round. Ceremonies take place on the ground floor of this elegant home that stands at the top of the subtropical valley commanding views of the ravine garden below and the Helford beyond. The ceremony room has seating for 40 guests and is licensed to host 50 people.

Additional guests are welcome to arrive after the ceremony or observe from the private terrace outside. The room hire includes expert floral decoration using fresh greenery from the garden and Trebah’s in-house florist is always available to help you design bouquets and button holes using hand-picked blooms from the garden should you wish to embellish the theme or add to your displays. Trebah is a subtropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. The garden has colour and interest all year round, providing the perfect backdrop for wedding photography in whichever season you should choose to marry. Find the award-winning garden in the south of Cornwall on the Helford river close to the nautical town of Falmouth.

DISCOVER MORE A 15% discount on room hire is offered to couples wishing to marry on days other than a Saturday!

TREBAH GARDEN

Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth TR11 5JZ 01326 252200 weddings@trebah-garden.co.uk www.trebah-garden.co.uk/venue-hire/weddings Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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SOA K UP T H E SE A V IE W S Live out the long days of summer with an adult-only stay. Think golden sands and clear blue waters to explore, sipping cooling cocktails from ocean facing decking, slipping into rejuvenation at Fistral Spa and tucking into the best of the bay in Dune Restaurant; a stay by the sea at the Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa in Newquay is truly like no other....

Fistral Beach Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1PT | 01637 852221 | fistralbeachhotel.co.uk | @fistralbeachhotel

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Do you think the Charteroak Experience could be for you?

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We catch up with luxury lodge developers, Charteroak, and ask them to define the ‘Charteroak Experience’.

s a developer of high-quality holiday lodge developments, Charteroak recognise that they provide an exclusive proposition in the marketplace very different to those sites offering lots of shared amenities like swimming pools and tennis courts. Instead the focus for Charteroak has always been to create their own unique experience with an emphasis on three principal elements, which they believe are important to their customers. First of all the sites themselves are chosen for their appealing location, in areas where people would like to have a second home, but more importantly for the actual physical environment of the site itself, whether that embraces wonderful views, proximity to water or complete seclusion. Allied to this is the way the schemes are developed with an emphasis on well-conceived native planting and the introduction of streams and bodies of water to provide the best micro location and aspect for each lodge.

Charteroak are also a developer for whom quality prevails over quantity, priding themselves on creating developments with a much lower site density than many other locations. This means a Charteroak lodge provides greater privacy and outside space for you and your guests to enjoy. The final but all-important third point is the focus placed on the lodges themselves. By nature Charteroak have always been keen to push the boundaries of lodge development, seeking to positively innovate and enhance the product they offer. Lodges have been around for some time now but by looking to innovate, Charteroak want to create more forward thinking lodge designs, anticipating and then providing what the customers of today expect, plus one or two added features they might not! This is best illustrated by the indulgent luxury of the iSpa™ with its integral spa facilities and private cinema room, or the Sky Terrace, with its elevated deck making so much more of the panoramic views of the Cornish countryside.

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Charteroak’s Sales Director, Sam Weller, tells us: “We work with great partners, be they contactors, landscape consultants, architects or lodge manufacturers; they are all vital ingredients in helping to deliver the Charteroak Experience. We are extremely grateful for their continued support and the important contribution they make to what we deliver.” The result of all of the above is a holiday home that provides a significant sense of space, an environment your lodge feels a part of and a home designed for you and with amenities just for you. That is the Charteroak Experience.

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CHARTEROAK

You could earn an attractive income and enjoy own use under Charteroak’s guaranteed income scheme, which is available on new holiday home sales.

01707 601463 info@charteroak.co.uk www.charteroak.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

Built with sustainability in mind, sympathetic to the natural surroundings

DID YOU KNOW?

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Don’t just holiday experience a lifestyle

Luxury

The whole idea of Rock Gin was dreamed up while walking our dog, Blue, on Rock Beach, which we still do most days when not working in the distillery.

Cornish

Beach

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St Ives - Cornwall

Lifestyle

We named our still Bonanza Boy after our favourite racehorse and now it has produced a stable of four fabulous gins.

We made our original Rock Gin, which is a smooth dry clear gin with a great lingering taste. Then we progressed to our Pink Rock Gin which again is a very dry gin enhanced by red champagne grapes grown for us by our friends at the Pierre Gobillard champagne house in Hautvilliers. Next came our Cornish Gold Rock Gin this is a real gin drinkers tipple being very dry and peppery but still very smooth and has the addition of cubeb peppers. Then finally came our Rock Blue Angel Gin which again is a wonderful smooth very dry gin with Blue Gardenia flower and grains of paradise which seem to bring out all the other botanicals in the gin.

Penvose Cottage • Atlantic Highway • Nr Rock • Cornwall • PL30 3NP 01208 851718 • Email: info@rockgincornish.com

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The Ultimate Lifestyle By The Sea

GETAWAYS FOR GROWN-UPS

Exclusively YOURS

Escape from a busy world at Merchants Manor Hotel & Spa

FINE FALMOUTH DINING LUXURY STAYS SUITE RETREATS The Ultimate Lifestyle By The Sea

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MERCHANTS MANOR – BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

A grown up get away come for the cookery, stay for the service.

Exclusively for grown-ups, we’re proud to provide a bespoke, guilt-free experience that balances indulgence with rejuventation. FINE DINING AT RASTELLA

TEMPLE SPA

HOTEL SUITES

Led by Chef Patron Hylton Espey, Rastella Restaurant is one of only four in Cornwall to be awarded 3 AA Rosettes!

Take time out in our Linen Rooms Spa, where our Temple Spa Therapists will lead you on the path to inner peace.

Choose between sumptuous hotel suites and five-star, self-catering residences complete with private hot tubs.

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www.merchantsmanor.com info@merchantsmanor.com 1 Western Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4QJ

For all exclusive deals, discounted rates or booking enquiries please call 01326 312734

to Cornwall Living’s grown-up getaway

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elcome to our special Cornwall Living supplement, dedicated to one of the south west’s best boutique hotels and spa for grown-ups only, Merchants Manor – set atop the hills of Falmouth overlooking the secluded bays and creeks of the Cornish riviera. The hotel has carved out quite the name for itself since being acquired by couple Nick and Sioned back in 2012. Returning this country house by the sea to its roots, the hotel places a focus on adult-only escapes, with an emphasis on warm service, outstanding food and drink, creating a guilt-free, recharging getaway thanks to its eco credentials. The decision to create a hotel for grown-ups, removing the function room (yes, no parties disturbing your experience) and creating a hub for food, drink and service was a bold move, but one that sees many flocking back each year. Meeting with Sioned, the driving force behind the guest experience is fascinating. She explains the decision to do things differently. The standard reception desk, which can be seen as creating a barrier, has been replaced by a partnership with Moët & Chandon to open Cornwall’s first champagne arrivals lounge. “At the heart of our hotel is service,” says Sioned. “People can be shocked when they first walk in and ask, ‘where is the reception desk?’ However, with a glass of Moët & Chandon, our team soon break the ice and help people start to relax after their journey. Our team are the beating heart of the business and we go to extreme lengths to recruit passionate people who genuinely care for our guests. The goal is to feel at home in the surroundings and with the team.” The same level of care goes into Rastella (old Cornish for ‘grill’), which is the hot ticket on the south coast food scene right now. One of only four

restaurants in the county to be awarded a coveted three AA Rosettes, you can find out more from Chef Patron, Hylton Espey on page 42. Will O’Shea, the Hotel Manger explains that it does not stop with food. “We have the largest wine selection in the area, and within the rare breeds category we have some of the only bottles in Europe and when they are gone we start the hunt for the next small-batch artisan producer.” The train of thought and caring continues through into the eco credentials of the hotel, with nearly all the menu sourced locally, its own Cornish black bee colony, a drinks list with over 70 eco wines and spirits, the first next generation high-speed electric vehicle charge point in the county and even producing their own hot water and electric. Looking to the future, Merchants Manor is keen to continue its mission to intrinsically link physical wellbeing, via the Linen Rooms Spa, with the wellbeing of the environment. It’s the first hotel in the UK to join the global project to create a sustainable future called ‘It Must be Now’. Nick says: “We look at every opportunity and new development and ensure there is a way to reduce our footprint. A great example is the new infrared sauna we recently installed. We have ensured the construction is in eco-certified wood, and it has reduced energy consumption by 80% over the previous, and we have even upcycled the old one. “Making a positive difference, providing memorable moments for our guests, with amazing food, drink and service against the back drop of a guilt-free pleasure is what we are all about and not many can truly say that.” Read on to discover everything that makes Merchants Manor one of Cornwall’s finest.

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GROWN-UP GETAWAYS |

Merchants Manor Chef Patron, Hytlon Espey, explains the importance of foodie provenance, plus what makes Rastella the hottest culinary ticket in town!

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ornish food and drink is some of the best in the country. “We’d be crazy not to take advantage of that,” explains Merchants Manor Proprietor, Nick Rudlin, “which is why we produce nature inspired food that ticks all the boxes.” Rastella is the highest rated dining experience in Falmouth. From locally-foraged greens, butchers and garden markets, to the love Chef Patron Hytlon Espey puts into every dish, there is one mantra in the Rastella kitchen: “What grows to together, goes together.” This makes every breakfast, lunch and dinner here a journey around Cornwall. Now, don’t get me wrong, Cornwall has some exceptional restaurants but the very nature of our seaside location means that while food is first class the ambience is often laid back. While heading to dinner straight from the beach in shorts and flip flops obviously has its appeal, sometimes something a little more chic is the order of the day. We’d heard many good things about Rastella, the restaurant at Merchants Manor in Falmouth, not least of which is its recently awarded and highly coveted third AA Rosette – one of only four restaurants in Cornwall to boast this accolade. Chef Patron, Hylton Espey,

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was born and raised in South Africa. It was Merchants Manor’s devotion to using the finest, fresh local ingredients, an ethos that matches Hylton’s own, along with a love of the sea that drew him to Falmouth and Rastella. It has proved to be a match made in heaven. On arrival you can’t fail to be bowled over by the grandeur of the building – the ivy-clad doorway heralds an opulent interior where sparkling chandeliers light up the traditional entrance hall. The bar and dining room rival the very finest of London restaurants when it comes to style and ambience. The tables are adorned with crisp linen and the cutlery shimmers in the evening light as we are shown to our table. Chef Hylton joins us to introduce our first course – Game Bird – pheasant, reared on the nearby Roseland, served with puffed heritage grains and a plum caramel. The richness of the fowl is cut through beautifully with the sweet, but slightly acidic plum caramel. It’s paired perfectly with a glass of Trevibban Mill Harlyn, an off-dry white that has flavours of watermelon and honey. We learn that Hylton takes daily foraging trips along the coast to pick fresh sea vegetables for his outstanding dishes and judging by the flavours of what’s on our plates, it would seem that what grows together really does go together! Nowhere is that more apparent than in tonight’s main dish of the intriguingly named Trewithick Pastures. Hylton is on hand to explain that the lamb he’s about to serve comes from a farm nearby, where the lambs graze on fields overlooking the sea above Porthleven. This lamb combines perfectly with fresh, local crab and a foraged vegetable selection of rock samphire and sea aster. Even part of the lamb in the dish is roasted with hay from the very farm from whence it came. Everything is cooked to perfection and is served with Hylton’s signature B.O.F.G.A – a burnt onion fermented garlic aioli.

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We are treated to a Black Ram Red, again from Trevibban Mill, to drink with our lamb. Hints of aromatic herbs, leather and vanilla, along with spicy top notes of clove and liquorice, are a fitting accompaniment. It’s no doubt that Hylton’s attention to detail and superb skill in all areas are what won him the three AA Rosettes and he proves that his talent goes beyond the savoury. Dessert is perfectly formed and perfectly named for the time of year – Autumn. Perhaps best described as a ‘deconstructed pumpkin pie’ we are treated to a swathe of sweet and gently spiced pumpkin along with a chai sorbet and crisp ginger fairing crumbs, topped off with a gently sparkling dessert wine courtesy of a Fontanafredda Asti. Light and delicious, this ends a meal that has been very special in many ways. Although part of the hotel, Rastella feels very much like a standalone restaurant, and has a chic and stylish identity of its own. The service throughout the meal was unobtrusive, yet impeccable and the wine choice a triumph. We resolved that this is a dining room we will return to for many a special occasion or celebratory dinner.

RAISE A GLASS Rastella’s carefully curated wine list includes one of the country’s largest selections of organic, vegan, vegetarian, biodynamic and natural wines. From ‘rare breeds’ with some of the most world-renowned vintages, to ‘easy drinkers’, there really is something for everyone.

MERCHANTS MANOR

Western Terrace, Falmouth TR11 4QJ 01326 312734 www.merchantsmanor.com/food-drink/rastella Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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OUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

Warm your cockles over the cooler months with one of our superb stay offers.

THREE FOR TWO

SUNDAY SLEEPOVER

Three nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast for the price of two Three-course candlelit dinner Smugglers’ Breakfast each morning

One night dinner, bed and breakfast Sunday lunch or dinner Smugglers’ breakfast

Starting from £57 per person per night ONLINE ACCESS CODE: 342 MANOR MOMENTS Two nights’ bed and breakfast £45 each per night to spend on spa treatments, spa products, food and drink Two Smugglers’ Breakfasts Starting from £45 per person per night ONLINE ACCESS CODE: MANOR MOMENTS

Starting from £42.50 per person per night ONLINE ACCESS CODE: SLEEPOVER TOAST OF COAST AND COUNTRY Two nights’ bed and breakfast One three-course dinner at Rastella Two Smugglers’ Breakfasts £50 dinner voucher at Rick Stein’s Fish Starting from £85 per person per night ONLINE ACCESS CODE: FAL

WINTER WARMER Two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast during winter Two spa treatments Three course dinner in Rastella each night Smugglers’ Breakfast each morning Starting from £87.25 per person per night ONLINE ACCESS CODE: WINTER WARMER

All breaks include use of the aromatherapy steam room, pool and barrel sauna, plus robes and slippers in every room.

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Landlubber is a tropical self-catering haven è INSET Soak under the stars in complete privacy

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nspired by the Cornish countryside and flooded with natural light, Landlubber and Lookout have their own unique personalities. Lookout’s interiors reflect the calming surroundings of the Falmouth coastline, with bespoke floor-to-ceiling windows allowing you to gaze out at the breathtaking ocean vista from the comfort of your bed. Both bedrooms feature calming tones of cool blues against bright corals; in each room you’ll find snippets of quirky furnishings, such as antique mirrors attained at auction from the estate of a renowned artist in Helford, or antique hooks recovered from the private quarters of Queen Mary when she sailed around India and Asia as part of a coronation tour with King George V. Lookout’s bathrooms showcase contemporary elegance with handmade tiles and brass taps, as well as a wet room with large rain head showers from Bert & May, plus Temple Spa products. If you love the outdoors, why not immerse yourself with an overnight retreat to Landlubber? This tropical haven is inspired by Edwardian planthunters who travelled far and wide to bring exotic botanical treasures to the Cornish coast. Drop off your bags and venture into your very own sanctuary in the form of a 30-metre private garden, complete

with hot tub Jacuzzi. Landlubber has a contemporary finish, softened with comfortable furnishings, reclaimed timber cladding and artisan hand tiling, allowing you to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. The kitchen/living area offers plenty of space to relax, with bespoke seating as well as a rustic farmhouse dining table sourced from a local antiques shop in Falmouth – perfect for entertaining family and friends. Bedrooms provide the ultimate in comfort, with handmade beds, crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and large double doors that lead out onto your own private terrace. For the utmost indulgence, you can treat yourself to an in-room treatment available from the hotel’s acclaimed Linen Room spa, or enjoy a home-cooked meal prepared by the hotel’s Chef Patron, Hylton Espey, before ending your evening with a glass of fizz as you gaze up at the stars from your hot tub. However you choose to do it, time in Lookout or Landlubber is most definitely time well spent.

SUITE DEALS! From just £166 per person per night, you’ll receive a survival hamper on arrival, a chilled bottle of Cornish bubbly, a 60-minute spa treatment each, plus £140 in Manor Money (£35 per night) to put towards your meal in the award-winning 3 AA Rosette Rastella. Breakfast is included.

MERCHANTS MANOR

1 Western Terrace, Falmouth TR11 4QJ 01326 312734 www.merchantsmanor.com/accommodation Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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MERCHANTS MANOR – BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

Christmas & New Year breaks at the Manor

3 nights from 24th – 27th December

Start your New Year the Manor way

CHRISTMAS EVE Festive afternoon tea with Christmas candied scones, clotted cream, manor-made preserves, house smoked salmon sandwiches and warm spiced Cornish cider. Three course candlelit dinner.

NEW YEAR Break out your finery and let the champagne flow as the clock counts down to a whole new year. Our one-night gala break will see you tuck into a gourmet five-course dinner as our in-house DJ music provides the soundtrack for the evening.

CHRISTMAS DAY Bucks Fizz Breakfast, six-course Christmas lunch, manor-made mince pies and Christmas cake. In the evening, classic cold cured meats, Cornish cheeses and Manor-made relishes, chutneys and breads. BOXING DAY Smuggler’s Breakfast, brunch including bubble and squeak, waffles and cured bacon and bottomless fizz. Coastal walk with Manor Mutt Henry. Three course evening meal in Rastella.

Christmas Break prices start at just £684, including a Smuggler’s breakfast on departure day. To book online, choose the Christmas Getaway offer. New Year prices start from just £275

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Explore the south coast of Cornwall from the comfort of Best Western Fowey Valley Hotel

6 Pet-Friendly rooms

The Restaurant

has seasonal menus offering delicious, fresh Cornish produce, while the Lounge Bar provides local ales and a well-stocked wine cellar.

Outdoor heated pool, superfast WiFi, free parking – and due to its perfect location is particularly popular with coach tours and garden groups.

The Eden Project

is close by, nestled in a huge crater where you’ll find massive biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and more.

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allow you to relax with your pouch be it small or large. Our special pet welcome pack includes Luxury dog bed, floor mat, dog bowls, dog treats along with a list of dog friendly beaches.

7 Castle Hill, Lostwithiel PL22 0DD • 01208 872223 bookings@foweyvalleyhotel.co.uk www.foweyvalleyhotel.co.uk

PICTURE PERFECT PADSTOW Introducing the newest stunning addition to the Harbour Hotels collection. Enjoy mesmerising views of the Camel estuary while enjoying the locally-sourced delights of Padstow from our kitchen, bar & terrace. It’s the perfect location to enjoy this wonderful corner of Cornwall before retiring to one of our stunning rooms for a well-earned snooze. Sounds absolutely perfect.

Telephone: 01841 532486 Email: padstow@harbourhotels.co.uk Station Rd, Padstow PL28 8DB www.harbourhotels.co.uk/padstow

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STAY |

THE PERFECT SETTING Do you want to enjoy a home away from home, whenever the fancy takes you? é ì ABOVE Escape to seaside bliss whenever the mood takes you

DISCOVER MORE The park has been awarded the David Bellamy Gold Award for several consecutive years and the staff continue to build on the park’s environmental diversity.

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tlantic Coast Holiday Park is the perfect setting for your family holiday. Situated in a secluded location and surrounded by the natural beauty of the sand dunes leading to St Ives Bay, it’s only a short walk from the shores of the Atlantic ocean and the golden sands of Gwithian and Godrevy. Tens of thousands of people enjoy the freedom of leisure home ownership in Britain, and at Atlantic Coast, your home will be yours to enjoy throughout the year, for both short breaks and longer stays. So what’s available to buy now? First up is the Regal Artisan Lodge, worth £94,995. Entering the Artisan feels like stepping into a penthouse apartment, with eye catching boutique styling all round. The decadent fabrics and plush furniture create an inviting space in which to relax, whilst the patio doors and large windows allow you to enjoy the stunning sea views. The kitchen blends style and practicality, and, on a summer’s day, you can relax with a glass of wine chilled from the in-built wine cooler. Light pours in through the windows either side of the bed and the views are simply astounding. Next we have the Regal Lulworth, worth £49,995. Brand new for 2019, the Lulworth features a bright colourful scheme and light

wood effects throughout. Light cascades into the living space via large panoramic front windows (or optional French doors), which also offer fabulous lake views. As you step inside the Lulworth, you’ll be amazed at just how spacious the kitchen is! Last but by no means least we have the Regal Kingsbury, for sale at £44,995. New last year, the Kingsbury boasts intelligent use of space with all the comforts of home. The integrated corner sofa area and flame effect electric fire utilise the living space, creating an airy and spacious, yet cosy holiday home. With a refreshing colour scheme, the Kingsbury bedroom combines high standards of style and functionality and offers a comfortable, practical and modern home that allows you to leave your hassles at the door. If you’ve been looking for the perfect Cornish holiday retreat and would like to learn more about what’s available at this fantastic Cornish holiday park, simply give the team a call or head to the website.

ATLANTIC COAST HOLIDAY PARK 53 Upton Towans, Hayle TR27 5BL 01695 571800 enquiries@atlanticcoastpark.co.uk www.atlanticcoastpark.co.uk

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Welcome to Koa Tree Camp – offering a little luxury and a lot of adventure.

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Which accommodation suits you best?

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estled amongst north Devon farmland, with the beautiful coastline in striking distance, Koa Tree Camp provides the perfect base for exploring Devon and Cornwall, whether you’re a group of friends, an active family or a couple looking for a romantic getaway. Offering quirky holiday accommodation that’s packed with character and comfort, choose between a cosy Norwegian wood cabin or a contemporary geodome with beautiful views across open countryside. All accommodation comes with: a decked area for you to hang out and eat al fresco, a log-burning stove to keep off the night-time chill, plenty of insulation for cosy winter breaks, and comfy beds to flop down in after a day’s exploring. The quirky and cosy rainy day room and wood-clad kitchen sets Koa apart, making it great for families, groups of friends or events. Set within a converted barn it’s the perfect spot to relax, whether it’s playing ping-pong, getting stuck into a board game round the fire or cooking up a storm in the beautiful kitchen. When it comes to exploring, Koa couldn’t be more conveniently located to make the most of this area of north Devon and Cornwall. Not to mention that Koa Camp is partnered with the National Trust as the sole providers of surf lessons on beautiful Sandymouth

beach. All levels, groups and solo surfers are welcome to join in, or if you’d prefer to head elsewhere Koa can provide all the kit you’ll need to hire and take with you. The icing on the cake for us here at Cornwall Living has got to be the onsite massage hut. Tucked away in a wildflower meadow with peaceful sea views, you’ll find a cosy and tranquil massage space where therapists Lauren and Sarah of Koa Tree Massage offer a range of tailored treatments to suit all of your relaxation and remedial needs. Koa Tree Camp really does provide the complete package, from accommodation to activities and everything in between. It’s a beautiful location from which you’re sure to leave feeling revived and ready to take on the world.

DISCOVER MORE The onsite café is open for delicious fresh breakfasts as well as tea, locally roasted speciality coffee and homemade cakes. There’s also the option to pre-order a ‘First night Feast’ so that you can arrive to a prepped meal, ready to cook on the campfire or barbeque.

KOA TREE CAMP

Welcombe, Bideford, Devon EX39 6HE 07942 750861 hello@koatreecamp.com www.koatreecamp.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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•EXPERIENCE• A H O L I DAY BY T H E H E L F O R D R I V E R The Budock Vean Hotel and holiday homes are set in 65 acres and surrounded by a nine-hole golf course, gardens and woodlands leading down to the edge of the Helford river. It’s a haven for peace and quiet, a real hidden gem. With an in-house spa to pamper you, tennis courts, croquet lawn, billiards room, bar, restaurant, boat trips and kayaking, it’s somewhere that can keep you busy – or where you can fi nd plenty of quiet places to just relax and do nothing!

BUDOCK VEAN HOTEL

Nr Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LG 01326 250288 www.budockvean.co.uk/360 budockveanhotel Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Head to Looe in September for a music festival set against the backdrop of Cornwall’s stunning south coast. DISCOVER MORE The Looe Live festival presents a brilliant opportunity to couple your stay with a fun-filled event but a stay at any time of year will be equally enjoyable from one of Cornish Horizons' stunning holiday homes.

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ornwall does things differently. Its wild and unique culture gives rise to a wonderfully carefree spirit. It dances to its own beat. It’s almost to be expected then that a music festival that takes place in Looe, in the south east of Cornwall, is like no other festival. For one weekend in September (20th until 22nd) the entire coastal fishing town of Looe invites visitors and locals alike to join the Looe Live Party. It’s a one-of-a-kind festival with a grown-up, doing-it-our-own-way feel. It’s a festival that the whole town gets caught up in. The main stage overlooks the river and the BBC Introducing Stage is on the beach. Music pops up throughout the streets and spills from venues all over the town with over 100 performances expected across the weekend. The eclectic line-up covers everything from rock and acoustic to folk, classical and blues. The main stage and BBC Introducing beach stage are hosting big name acts including popular country duo, The Shires; iconic English band, Level 42; Cornwall’s favourite boy band, The Fisherman’s Friends; awardwinning singer songwriter, Newton Faulkner; and DJ royalty Trevor Nelson, who’ll be bringing his exclusive Soul Nation classic soul and R&B set.

Also expect performances from the entertainment phenomenon, Oh My God! It’s The Church; glam-rock icons Doctor and the Medics; party band Dr Oz; reggae from Marley White; dub duo Radio Riddler (Brian Fast and Frank Benbini from Fun Lovin’ Criminals); the funk-fuelled Tankus The Henge; and celebrated bluesman Giles Robson, to name just a few! Looe Live is your chance to hear some stellar music, fill up on local food and drink, enjoy workshops and activities and an abundance of only-in-Cornwall moments. Tickets start at £25 for adults and £65 for a weekend pass. Why not make a week of it by booking your Cornish Horizons holiday cottage? Proud sponsors of the Quayside stage and offering a beautiful selection of cottages in Looe, with incredible views out to sea and luxurious special touches including hot tubs, visit the website to view the full Cornish Horizons portfolio.

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CORNISH HORIZONS

19 New Street, Padstow PL28 8EA 01841 533331 cottages@cornishhorizons.co.uk www.looelive.co.uk www.cornishhorizons.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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ESCAPE TO THE

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The award-winning Carlyon Bay Hotel is secluded in 250 acres of spectacular grounds.

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verlooking St Austell Bay on the south coast of Cornwall, the four-star Carlyon Bay Hotel boasts a wealth of luxury facilities including free use of the 18-hole INSET ì Championship golf course and spa alongside Relax on the a variety of dining experiences and stylishly gorgeous sun terrace and clifftop decorated bedrooms. The hotel offers the perfect escape. Many pool of the bedrooms enjoy superb sea views and all are decorated to a high standard with additional benefits for the Deluxe and State Rooms. All residents at the hotel enjoy a free round of golf per person per night on the Championship Golf Course, plus unlimited use of the spa and leisure facilities. Embark on the ultimate in relaxation breaks as you absorb the spectacular views out to sea from both the spa and outdoor swimming pool. Alongside the hydrotherapy spa bath, heated loungers, steam room, experience shower and sauna, a vast range of indulgent therapy treatments are on offer. For those feeling slightly more energetic, the fitness suite, nine-hole approach course and tennis courts are all complimentary to use throughout your stay. Locally sourced food is used throughout the various dining options with something to suit everyone. The AA Rosette winning Bay View Restaurant offers a more formal fine ABOVE é Exceptional coastal location with far-reaching views out to sea

dining experience, with spectacular views out across the bay whereas Taste Brasserie combines the finest local ingredients with contemporary cuisine and surroundings. Dine al fresco in the summer on the large terrace and garden enjoying the same breathtaking views. The modern golf clubhouse is just a 200 yard walk through the gardens and is the perfect place to enjoy a light lunch or drink on the terrace, gazing across the golf course and out to sea. Unlike any golf course you will play, the first 10 holes are played along the cliff edge; beautifully manicured fairways and greens set in captivating scenery provide an exhilarating golfing challenge. Voted as best family hotel it offers great school holiday packages with an entertainment programme to suit all ages. Centrally located for all attractions in Cornwall and with sublime luxury at every turn, you can be assured of the ultimate relaxing escape at the Carlyon Bay Hotel.

CARLYON BAY HOTEL

01726 812304 Sea Rd, Carlyon Bay, Saint Austell PL25 3RD reservations@carlyonbay.com www.carlyonbay.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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We are nestled in the Cornish countryside, a scenic mile long walk from Padstow harbour. Offering home from home comforts with our award winning touring park facilities, generous pitches, impressive site shop and a very warm welcome. We are delighted to introduce our unique Cornish Experience Packages- brand new in 2019.

CORNISH GIN EXPERIENCE PACKAGE FOR TWO AVAILABLE OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2019 £100 per couple • Package includes a two night hardstanding pitch pass at Padstow Touring Park • Padstow Touring Park Cornish welcome on arrival, cream tea for two with a bottle of chilled Prosecco to enjoy in your accommodation • Gin distillery tour and tasting for two with our neighbours at Tarquins Gin including History of Tarquin’s Gin, Botanical Masterclass, Walking Tour of the Distillery, Tutored Tasting of the core 4 gins – perfectly paired with a mixer • Tarquins gin glass each as a souvenir Tours held: (Subject to availability) Thursdays: 6:30pm-8pm Fridays: 6:30pm-8pm Saturdays: 11am-12:30pm | 2pm-3:30pm, Sundays: 11am-12:30pm | 2pm-3:30pm

Offer code: PTPTARQ to receive £10 off any package booked before 13.09.19 Call Padstow Touring Park team to book on 01841 532061 • Padstow, PL28 8LE Facebook: @padstowtouringpark Instagram: padstowtouringpark

The Portbyhan

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Situated in the heart of lovely Looe with fantastic harbour views

• Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily • Sunday Carvery • Venue Hire • Christmas Parties • Open to non-residents

The Quay, West Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2BU tel: 01503 269021 email: stay@portbyhan.com

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THE PERFECT BASE The Park Mawgan Porth couldn’t be better situated to make the most of your holiday in Cornwall.

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estled in 27 acres of tranquil gardens in a secret valley less than 300 yards from Mawgan Porth beach lies The Park Cornwall. The Park has recently received multiple awards including Gold for ‘Holiday Park and Village of the Year’, Gold for ‘Customer Service Superstars’ at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, Silver for ‘Holiday Park and Village of the Year’ at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, Gold for the ‘David Bellamy Award’ and a recent '5 Star Holiday Park' rating by Visit England – revealing the kind of standards you can expect to encounter during your stay. Just a short stroll from the beach at Mawgan Porth, with a selection of accommodation including luxury lodges, cottages, park cabins, cladded caravans and a fairyland style yurt village, there really is something for everyone and many of the properties even have their very own private outdoor hot tubs! Not to mention there are also two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a sauna and steam room, children’s play areas, an onsite restaurant and a children’s soft play area. The restaurant has fantastic food, so whether you're joining for breakfast, coffee and cake, or something from the main menu, you can be sure to be served fresh food,

seasonal menus and a great atmosphere. There’s no need to leave anyone behind when you stay at The Park, as a number of properties are dog friendly with enclosed gardens, complimentary dog bowls and even a doggie bag full of goodies. The extensive grounds are perfect for early morning walks and there are some fantastic woodland pathways, coastal footpaths and nearby trails that can be accessed direct from the site. Dogs are also free to roam on Mawgan Porth beach year round and there is even a spot in the restaurant where they can make themselves comfortable. A favourite new addition is the colourful dog showers, which are fab after a day on the beach or a muddy walk. There’s so much to see and do from walking parts of the South West Coast Path, visiting castles or sightseeing some of the many iconic attractions such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre and Eden. You really are spoilt for choice with things to do from your incredible base at The Park.

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Beautiful dog-friendly accommodation just minutes from Mawgan Porth beach, available at The Park

THE PARK CORNWALL

Mawgan Porth, Newquay TR8 4BD 01637 860322 www.theparkcornwall.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Fiona Randall Telephone: 01726 600029 Mobile: 07904 588630

Stunning Scenery

www.retreattofowey.co.uk

explore Cornwall Welcome to Fowey

Nestled on the south Cornish coast, Retreat to Fowey’s self-catering holiday homes are located just minutes away from the town’s bustling harbour and picturesque estuary. Our award-winning luxury apartments offer a comfortable, stylish space for you to enjoy a relaxing break in one of the most spectacular locations in Cornwall. All of our properties feature off-road parking.

WELCOME TO

CARNMOGGAS HOLIDAY PARK

“A SMALL QUIET PARK TO UNWIND, RELAX AND ENJOY” C   , family run, pet friendly, holiday park situated in rolling countryside on the south coast of Cornwall. Open all year round it has its own Clubhouse with wi-fi facilities, bar and beer garden, indoor heated swimming pool and outdoor play area.

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Burnewhall House, St Buryan, Penzance TR19 6DN

01736 811091

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Handpicked

HOLIDAY LUXURY The water is warm, the beaches are quieter and the weather is mild, making September and October great months to visit the Duchy.

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ith ideal surf retreats and beach chalets on the north coast, and traditional cottages and farmhouses on the calmer south, Forever Cornwall has a retreat for you. If you’re a seasoned surfer then Newquay is the place to go. Fistral’s consistent waves will give you a real taste of professional surf conditions, with several international surf competitions taking place there throughout the year. It’s also great for novices with surf schools such as Cornish Wave Surf School helping learners capitalise on the waves. Whether you’ve spent the day riding waves or watching them, Forever Cornwall’s Newquay retreats are all within walking distance from Fistral and the rest of the beaches nearby. Perfect for couples is The Gem – a luxury cottage well set for exploring the Cornish coastline and watching the sun set from its private terrace. Or, for bigger families, why not book your stay at Ultramarine in Lusty Glaze and take advantage of the nearby beach bars and restaurants? For those seeking a more remote surf experience, Port Gaverne offers its visitors a brilliant base from which to explore the nearby, slightly more hidden beaches. Forever Cornwall has ten beautiful cottages and apartments in the small hamlet, sleeping from two to eight, each just moments from the sheltered cove. Take to the quiet coastal roads and find Trebarwith Strand

and Polzeath – both brilliant for surfing with easy access – or challenge yourself to find Tregardock at low tide for a stunning, often deserted sandy beach complete with waterfall. You could, of course, simply stay put and spend days exploring the Port Isaac and Port Gaverne coastline with Cornish Rock Tors! If gentle waves and less-extreme watersports are your thing, then head over to the south coast. The Helford river offers a sheltered playground for those looking for relaxed paddle boarding, explorative kayaking or simply a spot of rejuvenating wild swimming. Dotted with creekside beaches, take a picnic on a rowing boat, or set up camp in dappled sunlight underneath riverside trees before strolling back to your unique retreat. Forever Cornwall offers quality holiday homes all over Cornwall in locations that include St Ives, Mount’s Bay, Gwithian and Holywell Bay. From unbridled luxury to family friendly affordability, the team’s handpicked portfolio of unique retreats has something to suit everybody, so whatever aspects of Cornwall you’re hoping to experience, be sure to contact Forever Cornwall before booking your next out-of-season stay.

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Which would you prefer: the surf of the north coast, or the calm waters of the south? Nothing beats exploring the waterways with Cornish Rock Tors!

FOREVER CORNWALL UNIQUE RETREATS

18A Old Bridge Street, Truro TR1 2AH 01326 567838 www.forevercornwall.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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COASTAL ESCAPES O U R C H O I C E O F C O R N I S H G E TAWAY S

Beautiful stays in Port Isaac, Coverack and Gwithian

The White House, Port Isaac Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac, The White House is new to the letting market, allowing guests to experience everything that Cornwall has to offer from a truly unique and beautiful base. Many will recognise Port Isaac as the setting for acclaimed TV series Doc Martin and The White House is in fact right next door to Doc Martin’s house! Nestled on the cliffs of Roscarrock Hill, the property affords beautiful views thanks to its position overlooking Port Isaac harbour, the village and the ocean beyond. The Grade II listed cottage has also been renovated to exceptional standards and the interiors and design have been carefully thought out in order to provide the ultimate luxury and comfort during your holiday, with three tranquil bedrooms, each exuding coastal style and breathtaking ocean views. Outside, a stylish al fresco dining area wraps around the front of the property, or for an even more impressive view, climb up to the private terrace to capture that perfect seaside sunset. If that’s not reason enough to stay here, you can explore Port Isaac village and harbour from your doorstep and you can even bring the family pet along! Next door you’ll find a charming three-bedroom holiday cottage. When combined, these two properties can cater for up to 12 guests – making this the perfect base for all the family to get together.

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| STAY Poldowrian, Coverack Sleeping up to ten with a well-equipped kitchen, washing machine, TV, WiFi, books, games, and a piano, Poldowrian Farmhouse is the perfect peaceful, self-catering escape for a group of friends or family. The property has been in the Hadley family since 1964, when owner John’s father left his job in advertising and took up dairy farming. As a teenager, John explains that it was sheer magic – discovering hidden paths and prehistoric walls, learning to drive tractors and milk cows, sweating as he brought in and stacked load after load of hay, then scrambling down the cliffs for a welcome swim and often a barbeque on the beach. The magic is still very much there at Poldowrian, and John and his family are pleased to share it with you. Situated just four miles from the Lizard villages of Coverack and St Keverne and with exceptional ocean views, you can stay in the beautifully renovated farmhouse and enjoy the gardens, the cliffs and the local beaches. You can grab a pasty from Elizabeth in Coverack, cross over the Helford river to Trebah Garden and drop in for a cream tea or a homemade ice cream at Roskilly’s.

poldfarmhouse@outlook.com www.poldfarmhouse.co.uk

Castaway Cottage, Gwithian This newly renovated retreat nestles on the edge of three miles of sand dunes and nature reserve that stretch from Godrevy and Gwithian all the way to Hayle. Sleeping eight, it offers the perfect escape for surfing and outdoor activities with large secluded gardens and generous laid-back indoor living space, which is also dog friendly. The property offers a unique alternative to Forever Cornwall’s Gwithian Towans chalets. Located at Upton Towans, it’s a little further south along the bay and perfect if you’re looking for more space. You’ll feel as if you have discovered your own special corner of Gwithian, with private access to the sand dunes and just a 20-minute stroll through the towans to the long beach at Upton Towans, which is lifeguarded May to September and is 100% dog friendly all year round. Offering something a little different to most in the area, Castaway Cottage is a stylish beach house, newly renovated to an exceptional standard with everything you need to make the most of your Cornish getaway, from the smart TV and en-suite master bedroom, to the rope swing and hidden path out onto the golden dunes and beyond to the beach. Whether you’re visiting with a group of friends and hoping to take advantage of Gwithian’s famous surf, a family group wanting plenty of space to relax and explore, or a couple desperate to tire out the dogs and switch off for a while, this retreat is something of a coastal haven.

01326 567838 www.forevercornwall.co.uk

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ESCAPE, RELAX Specialising in the highly coveted destination of St Ives, we catch up with holiday lettings and management agency, Escape to St Ives.

EXPERIENCE

DISCOVER MORE If you’re planning a summer break in St Ives, be sure to head to the Escape to St Ives website and check out the team’s show-stopping holiday home portfolio.

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scape to St Ives offers a one-stop shop for both holidaymakers seeking their dream holiday, and holiday homeowners looking to capitalise on their investment. Company Director Louise Bryan brings extensive knowledge of St Ives tourism to the table, supported by a team that boasts more than 40 years’ experience in the local tourism sector. So what can they do for you? If you’re the proud owner of a Cornish holiday home, Louise and the team understand that it means much more to you than an extra income stream. They also know that the success of your investment depends on a combination of excellent marketing and admin services, combined with an enthusiasm for making your guests’ stays memorable. This is why the team takes the time to get to know you and your property, developing an all-in-one package that’s tailor-made to help you achieve all your goals. From providing professional photography, to managing bookings, to being available 24 hours a day to support your guests, your holiday home is always in safe hands. What’s more, Escape to St Ives promise to market your home across an agreed selection of websites, each proven to reach a wide audience of potential guests. This includes a listing on Escape’s own website, with professional descriptions, photographs and a calendar, all connected to the team’s online booking system.

They manage changeover days, ensuring your property is cleaned and maintained to the utmost professional standards between each and every stay, with Egyptian cotton linen and luxurious towels available for those looking to offer that extra special touch. They’ll ensure all the information your guests require is readily available too, with a welcome pack containing all relevant information about your property along with leaflets and details of all the nearby attractions. Escape to St Ives offers a comprehensive and high-end holiday home management service, making sure your holiday home reaches the widest possible audience. So, if you’d like to sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that your property is working at its best for you without the day-to-day stresses that come with managing it yourself, why not contact Louise and see how Escape to St Ives can help?

ESCAPE TO ST IVES

01736 796198 info@escapetostives.co.uk www.escapetostives.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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HOLIDAY CARAVANS FOR SALE

Quiet, 4-pennant family-run holiday park situated just a short walk from stunning Coverack on the Lizard Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty in West Cornwall. With views across countryside to the sea, our holiday homes offer perfect away from it all relaxation for 10 months each year. Ready to move in prices start at £43,000. Contact us for more information!

Beautiful self-catering holiday cottage in its own grounds near Porthcurno with patio looking over the fields to the sea. Sleeps up to 6. Dogs welcome

Sue & Mark Martin Little Trevothan Camping & Caravan Park Coverack TR12 6SD 01326 280260 www.littletrevothan.co.uk holidays@littletrevothan.co.uk

Little Molvenny Holiday Cottage in Cornwall St Leven • Porthcurno • West Cornwall NicolaFee@gmail.com • www.molvenny.co.uk

GALLEN-TREATH GUEST HOUSE

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A peaceful village location on the Lizard peninsula with spectacular coastal views

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Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons Tel: 01326 280400 web: www.gallen-treath.com email: gallentreath@btclick.com gallentreathguesthouse Porthallow, St Keverne, Cornwall TR12 6PL

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BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AND A BUSTLING PROGRAMME OF EVENTS A stunning venue for live music and comedy events, enjoy the ambiance of the gardens or head to the Garden Room restaurant and bar for drinks and dinner. Often hosting free events, The Garden Room is a great place to visit for an entertaining evening with friends and family. So make sure to visit the Princess Pavilions, surround yourself with beautiful scenery, enjoy a delicious meal and listen to some great music – it doesn’t get much better than that.

Call the events team on 01326 311277 or visit www.princesspavilion.co.uk

Better is a registered trademark and trading name of GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited), a charitable social enterprise and registered society under the Co-operative & Community Benefit & Societies Act 2014 registration no. 27793R. Registered office: Middlegate House, The Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SX. Inland Revenue Charity no: XR43398

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Awarded ‘Five Star’ status by Visit England, Landal Gwel an Mor is not your average Cornish holiday resort!

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ornwall’s warmer seasons, particularly in the last few years, have been exceptional, extending well into September and even October! At this time of year, things tend to quieten down at Landal Gwel an Mor as families head back home for the start of the school year. That makes it the perfect time to make the most of another Indian summer – whether you’re retired, planning a quiet romantic break or escaping to Cornwall with young children. The available holiday lodges come in three types: Residence Eco, Lakeside and Scandinavian. If a large sun deck, outdoor furniture for al fresco dining, sun loungers and a hot tub sound like your idea of holiday heaven, then we highly recommend the Residence Eco Lodges, which sleep six with prices starting from £499 for three nights. Alternatively, if you’re picturing your romantic break sleeping lakeside, with views across the millpond and with everything you need for a romantic, balmy-evening barbeque, then the Lakeside Lodges are definitely for you. Sleeping two, prices to stay lakeside start at just £105 per night! That just leaves the Scandinavian Lodges. Sleeping five to six and available in five different types, many have hot tubs, many have log burners; some even have both! All benefit from barbeque stands, complemented by outdoor furniture and staggering sea views, and each is situated in beautiful landscaped gardens,

so they’re a pleasure to spend time in. With rates starting at £359 for three nights, why not enjoy a getaway with friends, the Scandi way? A number of lodges are dog friendly, which means your waggy tailed friend needn’t be left behind, and some offer high-end assistance, offering superb disabled access. As if all this wasn’t tempting enough, the resort’s on site facilities are also excellent. Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre – great for adults and children – is home to a number of rescued animals, with experiences including falconry, hand-feeding rescued foxes and stroking the reindeer brothers. Alternatively, why not go on a night walk and watch badgers from the Hide? There’s also the Wellbeing Spa, a heated swimming pool with sea views and a gym, plus a golf course inspired by some of the world’s most famous nine holes, a coarse fishing lake, and an indoor play area that’s perfect for tiny ones with over 2,000 square feet of soft play, slides and climbing walls. In short, Landal Gwel an Mor has everything you need for the perfect, five-star escape. The best part is that if you quote 'CLC19' when you book, you could get up to £100 worth of free spending money, so be sure to get in touch!

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Sink into the utmost comfort in your choice of lodge

LANDAL GWEL AN MOR

Feadon Lane, Portreath TR16 4PE 01209 842354 www.gwelanmor.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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CONSULTING

the experts

George at Cornish Traditional Cottages explains how saving on expenses will further increase your holiday let profits.

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ne tip that George offers is to keep your property snug. “Good insulation can save hundreds of pounds a year on heating bills, so when you’re carrying out a refurbishment, be sure you maximise insulation throughout. This includes the room, cavity walls, even windows and doors – ensuring they don’t let anything in or out unless they’re open.” He also suggests paying extra for longer warranties on your appliances, which he explains can save money in the long run. Giving guidelines to streamline the changeover can be a good idea too: “Asking guests to tidy before they leave, put out the rubbish and place dirty towels in the bath – these can all help ease the work on changeover day. You should also be crystal clear on house rules, for instance, where guests can and can’t smoke; where pets are allowed. Be sure to state in your contract, too, that any heavy duty cleaning required after their stay will incur an extra fee.” So how else can you save money on running your holiday let? Keeping on top of maintenance, for one, is a sure-fire way of keeping costs down in the long run. As George puts it, “the longer you leave a problem, the more it costs to fix.” He explains that carrying out regular checks after each stay and making a thorough inspection at regular intervals will help. “A stitch in time saves nine,” as the old adage goes!

You should also shop around for utility providers, comparing tariffs and services for electricity and gas suppliers. “Most offer combined tariffs,” George says, “but don’t assume these are cheaper than having separate providers. The same applies to internet connections too: check out online deals, as some companies offer generous discounts if you sign up online or pay by monthly direct debit.” While you’re at it, keep your eyes open for good deals on furniture, fixtures and fittings. While you should certainly buy the best you can afford (quality furniture will last much longer and create a better impression among your guests), by looking out for seasonal sales – those just after Christmas, for instance – you can often equip your holiday let with quality items for much less than you’d think! George and the Cornish Traditional Cottages team are experts when it comes to ensuring your holiday let is a success. For more professional advice on making capitalising on yours, why not give them a call?

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Salon – just the ticket for those of you hoping to feel truly pampered. This summer, the team are offering a superb seasonal stay offer – the Summer Spa Break. From just £250 per couple for one night, with breakfast, a 40-minute treatment, full use of the spa and gym and 10% off all treatments included, if you’re looking for a means of relaxing into the calmer pace of life by the sea, this offer is most certainly for you. Boasting scintillating sea views over the surfing beach of Fistral – renowned the world over for its professional surf and the WSL competitions held there – guests at Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa are well set to make the most of this popular coastal location, exploring Newquay’s beaches and Cornwall’s rugged north coast.

FISTRAL BEACH HOTEL AND SPA Esplanade Road, Newquay TR7 1PT 01637 852221 www.fistralbeachhotel.co.uk

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On Display

Showcasing local artists and art galleries

1. BARBARA KARN Triassic Jurassic by Barbara Karn

Barbara Karn is a wellestablished artist who recently returned to live in Cornwall. She has created a series of new and exciting abstract paintings in which colours are made using rocks collected from visited locations. This year Barbara will be represented at Breeze Art & Makers Fair, 13th to 15th 07929 249154 | mail@barbarakarn.co.uk September at Trereife House. www.barbarakarn.co.uk

2. CSCAPE ART

Shaft Ascent by Sarah Blakey Cscape Art is the gallery and studio of artist, Sarah Blakey, and her photographer husband, Mick. Here you can meet the artist and perhaps invest in an original painting or print. Sarah’s work is about bringing colour and interest to everyday scenes, capturing the essence of working life on the rivers and seas and under the ground.

3. ATISHOO GALLERY

Summer Son IV by David Axtell

THE OLD WORKSHOP, CHARLESTOWN PL25 3NJ 01726 66639 www.theoldworkshopcharlestown.co.uk

Atishoo Gallery is a family business with a fantastic selection of original paintings and prints, many produced by owners Liz Hackney and Paul Clark. The gift shop sells pottery, glassware, jewellery, art cards and homewares. Atishoo can be found in a pretty courtyard opposite the old Charlestown Methodist Chapel. Liz and Paul also have an onsite bespoke picture framing workshop. See the website for opening times.

71 CHARLESTOWN ROAD, CHARLESTOWN PL25 3NL 01726 65900 | www.atishoogallery.co.uk

4. CAITLIN MCLINTOCK

Orange Butterfly by Caitlin Mclintock Born and bred in Cornwall, Caitlin has always used its rich landscape and wonderful culture to inspire her collection of work. Graduating from Falmouth University with a degree in Illustration, she uses inks, watercolours and pens to create works in a crosshatching style. To see more of Caitlin’s beautiful pieces, head to the website. cjmclintockillustration@gmail.com www.cjmclintock.co.uk

5. THE ROUNDHOUSE AND CAPSTAN GALLERY Wet sand at Sennen by Jack Davis

The Roundhouse and Capstan Gallery in Sennen showcases excellence in Cornish art and crafts, displaying an everchanging array of work by popular Cornish artists and craftspeople. This Grade II listed building is one of west Cornwall’s most iconic, its feet almost in the Atlantic ocean, and all work on display here is either from Cornwall or holds a strong connection to it.

6. VINCENT BASHAM STUDIO/GALLERY Solitude by Vincent Basham

Open from 10am until 4pm daily, Vincent’s studio and gallery has been open for just over a year now, in the garden of his Wadebridge home overlooking the river Camel. He recently completed exhibitions in Rock in April, then in Padstow in May and June, and has one more lined up at the Padstow Institute from 23rd to 27th September.

SENNEN COVE, PENZANCE TR19 7DF 01736 871859 | www.round-house.co.uk

HALGWELVA, TREVANSON ROAD, WADEBRIDGE PL27 7HD 07836 244983 | www.vincentbasham.co.uk

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•EXPERIENCE• RICK STEIN MARLBOROUGH Rick Stein’s restaurant in Marlborough is located on the high street in Lloran House, a stunning Grade II listed building. Guests can enjoy some of Rick’s most iconic seafood dishes that have taken the Cornish foodie scene by storm, such as Dover sole a la meunière and turbot hollandaise, as well as a selection of meat, game and dishes inspired by Rick’s travels around the world. The beautiful interiors remain sympathetic to the Georgian architecture with plenty of cosy corners to get together with friends and family for great food, drink and conversation.

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hat is the classic Cream Cornwall coastal style, I hear you ask. Well, the look is sophisticated – marrying crisp linens, perfectly painted tongue and groove, bold stripes and a distinct palette of whites, neutrals, blues, charcoal and black. Utilising beautiful accessories such as specimen shells, coral, maritime instruments and coastal art with the aim of creating a clean, elegant feel. You don’t have to live by the sea to achieve a coastal feel for your home. Just by putting a few tips into practice you’ll feel like you’ve got the ocean at your doorstep. When it comes to choosing paints, don’t be afraid of using dark blue; the signature Cream Cornwall blue, Star Gazey, works perfectly in a small space as long as you keep the ceiling and woodwork white. Be brave, it will look fantastic! There are loads of options for different types of furniture to tie together your interior design and one that owner Rebecca Heane suggests is to make the most of an ottoman, providing a useful piece of extra seating for visitors and also working as a base for a lovely display of shells and coral. When it comes to style, often the finer details can make all the difference.

Cream Cornwall has a great selection of exclusive lampshades, which are perfect for the coastal look and create a real focal point for any room. Mix these with tailored stripes and washed linens for a classic feel. Whether you prefer Roman blinds or curtains, your windows are sure to look smart with a mitred border to add definition. Choose a contrast colour for the borders to add extra design interest. When deciding on what to put on your walls, make sure to check out Cream Cornwall’s extensive range of beautiful mirrors including the unique shell mirrors, or for something a little different why not hang blue and white bone china plates as statement pieces? If you’re interested in creating a coastal feel at home then feel free to contact the team for a free interiors consultation in the Falmouth store. They’ll be more than happy to talk you through the various options.

CREAM CORNWALL

51 Church St, Falmouth TR11 3DS 01326 317253 info@creamcornwall.co.uk www.creamcornwall.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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FUSIONS Take your taste buds on a journey through Asia with a trip to Truro’s Xen Noodle Bar.

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his family-run noodle bar in the heart of Truro serves a varied selection of traditional Asian dishes, offering fantastic value for money. The menu promises to take you on a journey across the continent, form the aromatic spices of Thailand and Malaysia to the delicate flavours and textures of Japan. It also includes the all-new South Korean Barbeque Grills, cooked at your table. Everything is freshly prepared on site and made using fresh Asian produce. What’s more, all food is MSG free, with gluten free and vegan options available on request. Relax in the ambient surroundings of the recently refurbished restaurant, or put your feet up with a takeaway in the comfort of your home. Either way, you’re sure to love the offerings of this authentic eatery. A range of restaurant-made sauces, including popular classics such as black bean Szechuan, are also available to take away, ensuring Xen’s special flavour can be achieved at home. Eating different food groups has often been linked with a preferable diet and may be why obesity rates have remained relatively low in Asia (a third less than the western world!), and healthy amounts of soup means low calories! Xen benefits from its true Asian heritage, patriotic cooking and preparation,

delivering food with authenticity, modernity and deliciousness from the heart of Asian culture. The team offer a range of meat-free dishes, which keep saturated fat low, and while there are, of course, the big marinated meat dishes, all in all, the input of seafood on Xen’s menu swings it firmly into the healthy category. And that’s not all! Xen’s dishes utilise fermented and traditionally prepared vegetables in large quantities, which contain healthy bacteria that’s believed to boost your immune system. It also delves into the cruciferous family of cabbages and radishes – known for their anti-cancerous properties – and let’s not forget all the garlic and chilli peppers! Whether you’re eating in or taking away, the Xen team are extremely passionate about delivering an authentic taste of Asia. It’s fair to say you won’t leave feeling disappointed!

XEN NOODLE BAR 47-49 Calenick Street, Truro TR1 2SF 01872 222998 info@xentruro.co.uk www.xentruro.co.uk

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