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Cover feature

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Catch up with Cornwall

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Looking forward with Cornish Cottage Holidays

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2020 has certainly been a year we will not soon forget, which is why Cornish Cottage Holidays would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to its supportive owners and guests, who have worked with the team through the ever-changing Covid-19 pandemic. “This year we saw a boom in staycations here in Cornwall,” explains Andrew Jay from the Cornish Cottage Holidays team, “and we predict this trend really is here to stay. We have seen a huge surge in demand this year for holidays in the UK. Over the summer months, our booking occupancy was over 97% and we expect this trend to continue throughout 2021.” This means that now is the perfect time to join the growing Cornish Cottage Holidays portfolio of wonderful holiday properties. Demand is currently outstripping supply, according to Andrew, “and we would like to invite you to get in touch with our knowledgeable property team for a free no-obligation

the weather! property appraisal, to find out how much your property could make you.” With 2021 just around the corner and a new season ahead, which is already seeing unprecedented booking levels, there has never been a better time to let Cornish Cottage Holidays market and manage your holiday home, so that you can sit back and watch those bookings roll in. “The property market is booming right now.” Andrew concludes. “With the Stamp Duty holiday ending on 31st March next year, there is still time to invest in a holiday property. Rest assured, we are here to help, so if you are looking at different properties and would like us to provide an income projection to help inform your decision, please do give us a call!” For more information call 01326 336773 (select option 2) or visit www.cornishcottageholidays.co.uk

Why worry what the weatherman says? If you install a gazebo over your hot tub you can enjoy it all year round! For the ultimate luxury, the automated Covana is convenient, incredibly robust and easy to use with just the turn of a key. With Covana, you can equip your spa with one of the most insulating covers on the market and then transform it into one of the most easily accessible all within a mere 20 seconds and little effort! Covana systems are made in Canada using the latest, state-of-the-art materials, designed for safety, security and to endure the most rigorous climates. Alternatively, you can opt for the natural look of a timber gazebo made from Scandinavian Redwood or a modern powder coated aluminium gazebo. For more information call 01208 813760 or visit www.spyrys.co.uk

Embrace the festive spirit at Housel Bay Spend this festive season amidst the natural beauty of the Lizard peninsula. Take yourself off the beaten track, immerse yourself in nature and make the most of what promises to be a truly special festive break. At Housel Bay Hotel, the team wants you to relax from the moment you arrive. Offering a number of two, three and four night packages over the coming Christmas period, including A Housel Christmas, A

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Housel Hideaway (between Christmas and New Year), and A Housel Hootenanny – which promises to be a New Year to remember – whichever you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy sumptuous rooms, scintillating sea views, and incredible Cornish cuisine. What better way to say ‘good riddance’ to a year we’d all rather forget? For more information call 01326 567500 or visit www.houselbay.com

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Choose ColourFence this winter Winter brings many challenges for gardeners, from maintaining the borders once the annuals are gone and the perennials pruned, to raking leaves and storing garden furniture. Over the years, ColourFence Cornwall, with more than 1,000 installations across the region, have been reducing the impact of the changing seasons. With emptier borders, installing a new fence at this time of year promises to disturb far fewer plants. Your new fence will also provide sturdy defence against storms, and a stunning backdrop when spring rolls around, with no painting required.

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incredibly versatile and can even accommodate storage to prevent bins from blowing away. In fact, such is the strength and versatility of ColourFence, that it comes with an impressive maintenance-free guarantee – for 25 years! Interested? Then be sure to arrange your free quote! For more information call 01637 222578 or visit www.colourfencecornwall.co.uk

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Justin Duance can remodel your unworn jewellery using his unique method of sandcasting. The gold is melted and cast into a mould made with beach sand (you can even choose the beach). Not only does this create the texture on the jewellery, little grains are caught in the metal too. It’s the perfect way to carry a bit of Cornwall (or anywhere) with you, wherever you go. Your own heirloom gold and stones can be transformed into new and exciting jewellery to be worn and treasured every day. What’s more, not only is recycling your existing materials better for the planet, it’s also easier on your pockets, all whilst giving unmatched sentimental value to your gorgeous new piece. For more information call 01736 367254 or visit www.justind.co.uk

Offering the very best selection of holiday homes in Cornwall to suit all needs, Blue Sky Holiday Homes offers a five-star service to both owners and guests alike. If you own a Cornish holiday home, Blue Sky aims to make letting your property as effective as enjoyable as possible. Full cleaning, linen and maintenance services are available. In fact, the team are happy to help as much or as little as you like, which is perfect for those who want to sit back and relax without the stresses that can come with managing a holiday let! Combining exemplary industry expertise with intimate knowledge of the local area, Blue Sky Holiday Homes excel at achieving premium rental rates, with insights that

have shown, time and time again, that no two properties – or property owners – are the same. This means a service that’s completely tailored to you, allowing you to achieve precisely the lifestyle you had in mind when deciding to invest in a holiday home. For more information call 01736 798032 or visit www.blueskyholidayhomes.com

Thinking of letting your holiday home? We know that your holiday home is just that – a home. That’s why our local team is dedicated to managing your property with the same care and attention you would – and with tailored services to suit your needs, you can be as involved as you like.

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News & views The Poly launches new online shop

Gin-gle bells! Boutique gin emporium, The Little Gin hack, located in the north Cornish town of Wadebridge, is your one-stop shop for the ultimate Christmas tipple. upplying specially selected local gins and an extensive range of sprits from further afield, that are fit for Father Christmas himself. A super gin which stands out is The Little Gin Shacks’ own blend, Dam Sloe Plum Gin. The fruits combine and complement each other to make a wonderful warming winter gin with just the right amount of sweetness – perfect for a cosy night in over the festive period. All gins are available to order online with free delivery on orders over £100 and throughout December, a ‘call and collect’ service will be operating, allowing you to order your spirits in an easy and straightforward fashion. The ultimate gift for gin lovers this Christmas.

The Poly in Falmouth has now launched an online shop for its independent contemporary craft and design shop, The Guild. Founded in 2015, The Guild showcases the work of Falmouth and Penryn’s local artists and makers, building on The Poly’s longstanding relationship with the artistic community. With over 50 artists in its network, The Guild features a handpicked selection of work by makers who are either based in Falmouth or Penryn, or are alumni of the two towns’ local universities. There is a diverse range of artistic disciplines in store, stocking the finest in local ceramics, prints, textiles, jewellery and more. The Guild’s manager Jane Smith says: “We’re thrilled to be opening our new online shop, which truly demonstrates the wealth of artistic talent from our community.” The new site features a curated selection of artists, including work by ceramicist

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Tim Lake, printmaker Lesley Harry and metalsmith Alice Stevens. The Guild is the perfect place to find Christmas gifts with a Cornish connection, with a variety of work to suit all tastes. The Guild is also soon to launch its own exclusive range of Poly Pottery tableware, made in The Poly’s very own on site pottery studio, which will also be available online. The Guild’s online shop was made possible thanks to the generous support of Arts Council ngland and National Lottery. For more information visit www.thepolyguild.org

Give the gift of art Looking for the perfect gift for the creative or art lover in your life? Or maybe you’re hoping to treat yourself? If so, urt ackson ditions should be your first port of call Internationally celebrated contemporary artist Kurt Jackson has just released two beautiful new limited edition lithoprints, including On Black Rock (pictured). Alongside stunning reproductions of his highly coveted work are books – including the widely acclaimed

A Botanical Landscape – exhibition catalogues, Christmas cards, and a trove of other little treasures. Jackson is also a talented jewellery designer. Two new pieces based on relics from the Iron Age known as ‘Adder Beads’ and created to accompany his exhibition A Prehistoric Landscape are amongst other highly desirable recent additions. The full selection is available online, and at the Jackson Foundation Gallery in St Just. For more information visit www.kurtjacksoneditions.com

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News & views Three cheers for the Cornish community When a cry for help goes up, the Cornish always answer. Thanks to communities across the county, an appeal to keep beds open at Cornwall’s two adult hospices has raised nearly half its target in just one month. Cornwall Hospice Care launched Terry’s Bed Appeal at the start of October with a personal letter from a patient who wrote before he died: “When I needed it, when I was feeling frightened and disturbed, this beautiful hospice had a bed for me and it felt like a gift. I’d be devastated if my bed closed.”

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Terry’s message struck a chord and the appeal has already raised £110,000 of the £250,000 target. Oli Hoare from Cornwall Hospice Care says: “The Cornish community is amazing! It’s thanks to our friends and supporters that Terry’s Bed Appeal has almost reached the half way stage in just

four weeks. Despite lockdowns our two hospices have remained open 24/7, and will continue to do so.” For more information call 01726 66868 (option 3) or visit cornwallhospicecare. co.uk/terrysappeal

Embrace the winter at Castaways, Mylor Castaways in Mylor is open all year round (lockdowns permitting, of course!), serving guests the best local produce to the backdrop of stunning harbourside views. It’s dog friendly too, making it the perfect pitstop if you’re out and about walking the pooch. Now that we’re heading into winter, Castaways is ideal for those intimate Christmas celebrations, be they with friends, family or colleagues, and on Sundays, the team are delighted to once again be offering their ever-popular Sunday roasts! Available alongside a hearty selection of other foodie favourites, and with takeaway available, it all comes highly recommended. Finally, after a 2020 we’d all rather forget, we can’t wait to see what the team has in store for New Year’s. Previous years’

events have all become nights to remember, and we’re sure that even with government restrictions in place, this year will be no exception. For more information call 01326 374420 or visit www.castawaysmylor.com

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At the end of ational Adoption Week, new Cornish families are backing Cornwall Council to break down the myths around adoption, including teven and his partner, who have adopted two young children. teven praises the support they received Through the entire process you are supported, and I cannot thank the adoption team enough. They were so thorough, but the key focus was all about making sure it was right for the children.

After a successful first month for her new business, inner arty elivery, arah Talbot has launched her festive menu, which will run alongside her autumn winter menu throughout ecember. eing a creative person, I have decided to bring customers some more unusual dishes for the festive period, says arah, by taking traditional flavours and pairing them with seasonal ingredients. I love traditional Christmas dishes, but I feel like you can only eat so many mince pies and turkey dinners The inner arty menu will feature dishes like pheasant terrine with chestnuts and Cornish rum, slow-cooked lamb with saffron and cinnamon, and clementine polenta cake with foraged rosehip syrup. The Afternoon Tea menu will showcase bakes like savoury festive scones, posh sausage rolls with cranberries and chestnuts, and ginger cookies with torched marshmallows. Finally, arah’s Artisan Mac and Cheese range will also remain available, perfect for those fireside moments following bracing walks around the gorgeous Cornish countryside and coast. For more information call 07969 224068 or visit dinnerpartydelivery.co.uk

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have a diverse range of young people that need support. We are especially interested to hear from anyone interested in taking on a sibling group. We understand this represents a very different challenge for prospective parents, but our dedicated support team will be with you every step of the way. For more information visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/adoption

Make Aloft your onestop Christmas shop At a time when we could all do with a little bit of seaside and sunshine to lift our spirits, Aloft in adstow is the perfect place to pick up gifts for friends and family, especially those who hold a special place for Cornwall in their hearts. Available in store, online and at adstow’s Trevisker arden Centre, Aloft’s curated collection is full of beautiful men’s and ladies’ clothing, homewares, fun beach accessories, jewellery and gifts. ew to the store this autumn is a Will ees espoke concession where you can choose one of their made luxury accessories and have them personalised there and then in store it’s a great opportunity to get a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special.

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As featured on Grand Designs in 2018 and devised by family run firm, Cornish Masonry toves, The omeheater has to be one of the UK’s best value masonry stove log burners. Combining cutting-edge technology with ancient candinavian design, this locally made modern masonry stove is highly e cient at %. Added to that is the remarkably low flue temperature of just 1 C, about half or a third of others in its class. It can heat a small home for 10 hours on just one small fire, meaning less fuel, costs, soot, and a lower carbon footprint. It works by absorbing heat into a ceramic interior flue system, which then releases it slowly. Managing irector, uy, says It’s been hard for everyone during lockdown, but for us, after the good publicity with Grand Designs and Irish television’s Great House Revival, we are actually looking to expand to larger premises, preferably in north Cornwall. With many homeowners already reaping the rewards of this superb stove, including celebrity chef, ugh Fearnley-Wittingstall, if you’re interested, why not contact Cornish Masonry toves For more information call 07887 586461 or visit www.cornishmasonrystoves.com

Taking you on a discerning tour of our beautiful county, this spellbinding coffee table book delivers you the pinnacle of luxury lifestyle in Cornwall. From enigmatic archipelagos to inspirational art and iconic landmarks, through to fine cuisine and inspiring individuals, the RIFT Annual 0 0 not only features stunning photography but is also full of information on what to do, where to eat and where to stay in one of the ’s most amazing places. It’s a collection, printed across more than 00 pages, of some of our sister publication’s favourite and most inspiring stories to date. ngaging your senses with sensational photography and thought-provoking art, tantalising with recipes from Cornwall’s culinary captains, and exploring Cornwall’s cultural icons’ past, present and future, this is a volume to be treasured. It’s made to be picked up time and time again, to invite you and your

guests to sit and be carried, as if by a current, on an editorial odyssey. Order yours now and not only will you receive your beautiful Annual in time for Christmas, you’ll also be able to save 10% on a year’s subscription to RIFT magazine, which brings Cornwall’s finest to your doorstep eight times a year. For more information visit www.drift-cornwall.co.uk/drift-annual

Dreaming of white sand and sparkling seas? verlooking the white sandy beach and opalescent waters of the beautiful fishing village of Coverack, The ay otel lies on the outh West Coast ath on the Lizard peninsula, in an Area of utstanding atural eauty. It’s the perfect place to escape the stresses and strains of daily life, with miles of coastline to explore, delectable menus to satisfy those hearty sea-air appetites, and sumptuous rooms in which to rest and be

lulled to sleep by the gentle sounds of lapping waves. Whether you’re thinking of a fleeting weekend or an extended summer stay, the ay otel is now taking bookings for 0 1, so if you’d like to get ahead of the curve and give yourself something to look forward to next year, now’s the time to do it For more information call 01326 280464 or visit www.thebayhotel.co.uk

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The gift of giving If you are stuck for ideas about what to get your loved ones this Christmas, then why not give them the gift of adoption y adopting one of the adorable rescued seals at The Cornish eal anctuary, you will be contributing towards their rehabilitation needs and towards the care of the animals that are permanent residents. In return, you receive a super special package to gift to your loved one, including an adoption certificate, two free visits to the sanctuary in week, a 0% voucher for the caf or gift shop, a Cornish eal anctuary gift, a full seal profile and a photograph of your adopted animal, all set in a presentation pack. ou can help support these amazing animals at The Cornish eal anctuary by

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A range of craft beers which has gradually been released throughout the year welcomes a fourth addition this month, completing the series. ‘Cove’ by The Driftwood Spars Brewery celebrates the village of St Agnes in all its glory. Stunning coastal scenery, historic locations, local ingredients, folkloric tales and community spirit have all been the inspiration for this contemporary canned range, which has caught the attention of beer enthusiasts across the UK. Each is handmade in small batches at The Driftwood Spars Brewery in Trevaunance Cove. Landlady and Brewery Owner, Louise Treseder, says: “We are really pleased with the new range – it’s very satisfying to see it complete. Combining local ingredients like seaberries, ‘New World style’ hops now being grown in ngland, and the finest ritish malts, we’ve created something a little bit different for beer lovers whilst celebrating our Cornish roots here in St Agnes.” Available online, if you’re yet to stock the fridge in time for Christmas, be sure to head to The Driftwood Spars Brewery website to order yours! For more information visit www.driftwoodsparsbrewery.com

Festive fayre at Four! Falmouth’s olde-worlde High Street is the perfect setting for a Christmas, and where better to drop by and indulge in some winter warming cuisine, than Restaurant Four? With menus inspired weekly by sourcing only the freshest local produce, and a plethora of incredible customer reviews since opening last year, you can be sure you will receive the tastiest cuisine, brilliant service and fantastic atmosphere. In the run up to Christmas, you can now experience the eagerly anticipated sumptuous Christmas menu, which boasts dishes such as duck liver paté with orange pistachio and brioche toast to start, followed by turkey leg ballotine with cranberry, chestnut stu ng, ommes Anna, saut ed sprouts with pancetta, devils horseback and roast carrots. This is rounded off with a

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t the time of writing none of us are sure what Christmas will look like this year. We thought that whatever happens we should be prepared to make the festive season a fun one no matter the restrictions. In light of this, we have taken inspiration from our Danish cousins to bring you our top ten tips for embracing a Cornish ‘hygge’ Christmas. In order to fully embrace hygge, we must first understand what it is. ronounced 'hoog-ga', it’s certainly something that is hard to sum up in a literal one-word translation. It’s more a general feeling of

contentment and well-being, it’s creating a cosy environment in which you can be happy, it’s finding the extraordinary in the ordinary and fostering a sense of comfort and kinship. ‘Hygge’ has been part of Danish culture since the 1800s, helping to combat its famously miserable and long winters. As the Cornish winter of 2020 is likely to be one of discontent for many, now more than ever it’s essential to embrace the simple pleasures, take comfort in our homes and enjoy what we have around us.

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Shining bright Let’s kick it all off with the humble candle. Used across the world as a symbol of hope and remembrance, a candle can bring light and joy to any room. Scented candles will take your feeling of hygge to the next level and where better to buy them from than right here in Cornwall? St Eval (st-eval.com) crafts sweet-smelling candles by hand, using traditional artisan methods to make every candle unique. Be uplifted by the fresh scent of cucumber and black pepper or thyme and mint relax the mind with lavender or geranium or feel festive with figgy pudding

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Cosying up in front of a fire couldn’t be more relaxing. Radiating its warmth on wet afternoons or dark evenings, a fire soothes the soul. The soporific flicker of the flames is enough to envelop you in contentment and if you are lucky enough to have a woodburner or an open fire, then the enticing smell of wood smoke adds to the ambience. Kernow Fires (kernowfires.co.uk) has been keeping Cornwall warm for many years and offers a vast range of contemporary and traditional stoves. And if you don’t have a chimney, don’t despair, Kernow Fires is also a supplier of the cutest electric mini stoves from Everhot, which not only heat the room but can also cook you up a casserole for tea.

Cuddle up If you’re cuddling up in front of the fire, then to create the ultimate hygge festive magic you will need some luxurious pyjamas, cosy slippers or socks and a blanket to wrap around your shoulder. Don’t feel you have to wait until the big day to treat yourself, embrace being at home and dress down with the best. Jo and Co (joandcohome.com) is a home, interior and lifestyle store in Wadebridge. Jo and the team are great advocates of self-care and their Hibernation Collection is perfect for getting cosy this Christmas. From the softest cotton pyjamas to pure new wool throws you’ll be spoiled for choice, whether pampering yourself or buying that extra special gift. They offer delivery across the UK so wherever you are you can be sure of some Cornish contentment.

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If you are unable to travel far this Christmas then why not transport yourself on an armchair voyage of discovery Rediscovering old classics or finding new adventures is a real treat and a chance to spend some quiet time away from the distractions of screens and devices. And you could even create your own hyggekrog’ es, it’s a real thing, translating as a comfortable place to sit, and better to enjoy a good book than a cosy nook. ou might have a favourite place to sit already but you can hygge it to the next level with the addition of blankets, fairy lights and a foot stool.

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Get crafty é ABOVE The simplest of craft projects can create the most stunning of displays

Embracing a craft gets you double hygge points. Not only is crafting therapeutic, it also means you can make some beautiful festive decorations for your home. Don’t be afraid, you don’t have to be an experienced crafter to produce something very effective. Simple white paper snowflakes can look really effective and are as easy as child’s play – so something the whole family can create – and there are lots of tutorials online to guide you. range pomanders will fill your home with the scent of Christmas, simply follow our step by step guide (right) for some festive fun

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Hygge embodies the idea of togetherness and what better way than to come together over some tasty treats? Think comfort food; steaming bowls of nourishing soup, freshly baked bread and tempting sweet cakes or pastries are all a sure-fire way to fill your home with yuletide yumminess. Source your ingredients locally wherever you can to ensure quality and provenance, and don’t forget that an important part of hygge is to embrace the outdoors as well. If you’ve not tried it, then a winter barbeque is a must Visit Heart, Smoke & Soal (heartsmokesoal.co.uk) for some great ideas on creating the ultimate outdoor cooking area and recipe inspiration, or turn to page 38 to find out more.

Cheers! Once you’ve cooked up a feast then you’ll need a warming drink to accompany it. A hygge drink is something to be savoured, something indulgent, and enjoyed all the more after a bracing walk or surf in the sea. There’s nothing like a nip in the air to make you enjoy a hot drink all the more. Think indulgent hot chocolate, a steaming mug of tea or a strong coffee, and if you fancy something a bit stronger, then a warming mulled wine or cider will warm the cockles. Cornwall has some incredible artisan drinks producers; visit cornwall-living.co.uk to discover some of our favourites.

Best foot forward As we’ve already discovered, hygge not only encompasses getting cosy at home, it’s also about appreciating the great outdoors, and here in Cornwall we are so fortunate to have an incredible choice of places to explore right on our doorstep. Achieving that feeling of well-being can come from a long cliff walk, a ramble through some of Cornwall’s woodlands, parks and gardens or indeed a dip in the sea (wildswimmingcornwall.co.uk) – all of which will ensure you get a good dose of fresh air and, if the sun’s shining, a dose of mood – and immune-boosting vitamin D. National Trust (nationaltrust.org) gardens are currently still open for exploration and are a great choice if you need a gentle stroll with ease of parking.

GET CRAFTY HOW TO MAKE A POMANDER YOU WILL NEED: Oranges, lemons or limes Festive ribbon Needle or skewer Whole cloves Take your ribbon and wrap it around your chosen fruit like a parcel – dividing it into quarters – and tie in a bow. Using your needle or skewer, pierce the skin in straight lines, swirling patterns or at random about 0.5cm apart and push a clove into each hole, making sure all of the area between the ribbons is covered. Place your pomanders somewhere warm and airy for a few weeks to let the fruit dry out. Hang them up or create a scented table display.

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Being at one with nature is another important strand of the hygge way of life, but how do we interact with the natural elements in winter? One way is to bring the outside in – throw open windows and let the fresh air flow – does the thought of that make you shiver? Then don a big cosy jumper and embrace it! Similarly, remember the ‘hyggekrog’ we talked about creating earlier? Why not create yours next to a window and enjoy the view! Alternatively, a sustainably grown Christmas tree will bring a natural element to your home this Christmas and infuse your room with the authentic smell of spruce. Or adorn your door with a natural wreath to welcome in the spirit of Christmas – we love hollyandroots.com for their unique designs, all made here in Cornwall using British farm-grown suppliers.

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Above all, Christmas is a time for family and friendship. Nordic countries are frequently named the happiest in the world, so take a leaf out of their book… reconnect with your loved ones, either at home or virtually this Christmas time with the help of a little bit of hygge magic. We’ve made it easier than ever to find more of your favourite Cornish content on the Cornwall Living website. Wherever you see the magnifying glass (pictured), simply head to our website and type the associated word into the search bar to find more amazing content. Whether you’re a home improver in search of interior inspiration, or a family looking for the best Cornish days out, it’s never been easier to find the ultimate lifestyle online!

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et back from the pavement with a small walled and gated front garden, as you step inside, the classic features are present with a stunning tessellated tiled floor in the inner hallway, and two stripped timber internal doors with coloured glazing. Accessed via the hallway, a handy cloakroom/toilet doubles as a utility room, with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Into the spacious living room with its high ceiling, picture rail and cornicing, plus its characterful window seat in the bay window, and a real fireplace invites you to get cosy in the cooler months. The kitchen/dining room has attractive timber planked flooring the kitchen is fitted with a modern range of white shaker style base and wall units, with ample space for foodies to get creative with the area’s locally grown produce, including a double electric oven and five-ring gas hob. French doors open out onto an al fresco decked dining area, with steps down to the parking space. Leading to the first floor, the staircase has been carpeted in traditional style, with a central runner and stair rods. At the top, a spacious landing leads off into two bedrooms, the largest enjoying a built-in cupboard and an ornate decorative fireplace. oth are served by the family bathroom, which has been tastefully fitted with Victorian style

porcelain, a roll top, claw-foot bath, and a separate shower enclosure. From the landing (which has generous in-built storage via two cupboards), there is a spiral stairway up to the second floor study area, ideal for those working from home. There is a third bedroom up here too, utilising the converted attic space, with stunning, panoramic views from the Dorma window revealing the property’s exceptional locale in Cornwall’s cathedral city.

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GUIDE PRICE: £299,950

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o pportunity What can you do to capitalise on the current Stamp Duty holiday, before it ends on 31st March next year? We ask the team at Britannia Lanes.

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ritannia Lanes is a well-established company with Cornish roots, having nurtured a strong reputation across the south west as one of the UK’s premier storage and removal firms. We’re interested to catch up with company Director Mark Lane, to get his take on the current Stamp Duty holiday, the effect it’s having on the Cornish market, and what potential buyers can do to capitalise on it. With the tamp uty holiday due to end on 31st March next year, the Cornish market is especially buoyant right now, with more people than ever seizing the opportunity to sell their homes and make that long-awaited move to Cornwall. And this is a trend that, Mark believes, is set to continue, due to a number of reasons. ot only have two lockdowns left homeowners seeking more space at home and a healthier home lifestyle, Mark explains: “The rise of remote working is also giving many the opportunity to live their dream of moving to our region full time, rather than just for holidays.

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But with such an increase in the volume of sales, the process of buying a home here is inevitably taking longer. This, Mark tells us, means that people wanting to take advantage of the Stamp Duty holiday may need to begin the process sooner than they think, in order for completion to happen before 1st March next year. To illustrate the point, he reveals that because estate agents aren’t currently allowing viewings until customers have sold their existing properties, by the time they then start to look for a new home and get an offer agreed, the time between selling their home and purchasing the next can be between six to eight weeks This, he says, means that customers not wanting to lose the sale are having to complete on the existing property, then move into storage until their new homes complete. Fortunately, ritannia Lanes is here to help. ot only can you benefit from contactless video surveys, advice to help plan and budget your move, and an e cient and professional

removals service on a day that suits your schedule, you can also make the most of Britannia Lanes’ state-of-the-art storage facilities, choosing from a range of services tailored to your individual requirements. This means that if you’re faced with an extended waiting time between selling your current house and purchasing the next – which is likely over the coming months – you can rest assured that your belongings will be safe and secure for as long as you require. In short, whatever you require when it comes to moving home, Britannia Lanes has you covered. And at a time when navigating the process of buying a new home has never been more stressful, take it from us, it’s reassuring to know that Mark and the team are there to help.

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DID YOU KNOW? Britannia Lanes offers contactless video surveys with lots of advice on the website to help you plan and budget your move. And with a team that’s well-versed in handling large influxes of work, you can be assured of a removal date that suits your busy schedule.

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•EXPERIENCE• T H E H U G E S A L E AT C H R I S T I E ’ S F U R N I T U R E A N D THE CHRISTIE’S BED SHOP’S - NOW ON! As we approach the end of 2020, it's fair to say that most of us could do with having something to look forward to, which is why, ahead of the January sales, the team at Christie’s Furniture are already offering up to 50% off of everything in store! Christie’s is conveniently located in Penryn, just 15 minutes from Truro and 10 from Falmouth, and is one of the south west’s premier furniture and bed stores. With up to 50% off of everything in store, and with some items still available for delivery in time for Christmas, there couldn't be a better time to pay the Christie's showroom a visit!

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DISCOVER MORE Soal’s brand new showroom will be opening soon, featuring a range of in-situ kitchens, barbeques and pizza ovens as well as some great worktops, taps and that ever important fuel for your fire. Visit www.heartsmokesoal.co.uk to sign up for the latest news and opening times.

s more of us are spending time at home, now’s the time to have some fun and be creative when it comes to cooking. We all love a summer barbeque, but have you ever thought about cooking outdoors all year round? Zowie and Gareth do just that, and are so passionate about cooking in the open air that they have turned it into an exciting new outdoor living business. Named after their young son, Soal embodies the couple’s enthusiasm for cooking outdoors. owie explains how it all started My first job was preparing and cooking barbeques for a large number of guests every week. I loved the smell, taste and atmosphere. Barbequing became a personal passion of ours, and it's not uncommon for us to be out in all weathers cooking up something over hot embers. Even on Boxing Day we have had a 12 hour joint smoking on the barbeque…and yes, that meant putting this on in the early hours of the morning!” Barbeques can be as simple or as complex as you like, but as Zowie explains: “It's all about having fun, just enjoying the alfresco dining experience. We have seen how outdoor entertaining can differ in many different countries and this really excites us. Cooking outdoors fills your senses –

the smell and the taste of open cooking combined with a glass or two of wine is what life is all about. As a family we have learned the art of outdoor cooking together and have enjoyed teaching our young son a set of al fresco culinary life skills that will be with him forever!” Soal offers a range of top quality products that range from full, design-led outdoor kitchen installations from Fire Magic to sleek Alfa pizza ovens and incredibly beautiful and authentic adai firebowls. With over 12 years’ experience building a successful plumbing and heating business, Zowie and Gareth have transferred their practical and culinary expertise to bring the ultimate in outdoor cooking and entertaining to the south west. So, whether you are looking to embark on your first al fresco culinary journey or want to take your outdoor kitchen to the next level, be sure to make Soal your first port of call.

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It’s fair to say that we all want our homes to feel warm and cosy throughout the year, but are we exploring all of our heating options?

DISCOVER MORE South West Heating Solutions is a Which? Trusted Trader with more than 3,000 happy customers here in the south west. This means that when it comes to taking control of your heating, you couldn't be in safer hands!

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ot having access to heat when you want it can be incredibly frustrating and uncomfortable, especially now. Unfortunately, many of us here in the south west find ourselves limited to night storage, flat panel or other old-fashioned electric heating systems, often on expensive off-peak tariffs. ut are we There is now another option that gives you far more control over your heating, and your bills. Reverend and Mrs Richards tell us about how, after years of being too warm in the mornings and chilly in the evenings, they chose South West Heating Solutions after reading about the team’s modern German L Atherm radiators. I remember thinking it would be lovely to be able to turn on the heating and have immediate heat, instead of our night storage,” says Mrs Richards. nlike night storage, L Atherm radiators can warm on demand. In fact, the intelligent built-in thermostat ensures they only turn on when the room drops below your desired temperature. This means that the Richards are now only paying for heat when and where they want it. “I was quite excited about that,” continues Mrs Richards. “To turn the heating on and have heat in 15 minutes was great! Our home is more comfortable. In fact, if I could have my time over again, I would have had them fitted earlier.

Perhaps the best part is that you can turn these radiators on remotely from your tablet or phone, so you’ll always arrive to a warm and cosy home. They’re available in a range of different sizes too, in over 190 colours, meaning you’re sure to find the perfect solution for your home. Installed in a day with no mess and no fuss, it couldn’t be simpler. As a Which Trusted Trader with over 3,000 happy customers here in the south west, with South West Heating Solutions, you couldn’t be in safer hands. o, if you’re looking to upgrade your heating, be sure to call the team for your free information pack, or to arrange for an engineer to visit and make a recommendation for your home. Leaving you with a complete quote, you’ll be in the best possible position to decide, in your own time, whether these impressive German radiators are right for you.

 ABOVE Take control of how you heat your home  INSET Sizes and colours to suit any home décor

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pecialising in fine, hand-crafted furniture and kitchens to suit and stylise your home, Rozen Furniture can supply and fit absolutely everything, from single pieces of furniture to the fulfilment of entire properties, and they quite rightly pride themselves on the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each and every piece. Located in the very south west of Cornwall, the Rozen premises at Ruan Minor has ample workshop space with the added bonus of a showroom, and on display you’ll find some stunning examples of bespoke designs and creations. Visitors are warmly invited to call and make an appointment, to browse the showroom and watch projects and commissions being brought to life first hand. At this time of year, in bed seems like a warm and favourable place to be, especially as the temperatures begin to drop, and so it only seems right to provide the bedroom with the love and attention it deserves. With that in mind, we take a look at how Rozen can help. If you’re looking to maximise on bedroom space by incorporating clever storage solutions and statement pieces, then look no further, as these are all part of the Rozen repertoire. Cabinets and wardrobes can provide useful storage solutions for your possessions, and can be cleverly hidden

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away behind traditional exteriors, or proudly displayed within individual contemporary units. Add to that some fantastic built-in storage (which can be hard to come by in certain properties), and whether you are looking for something visually astonishing, practical, or both, you can rest assured that Rozen Furniture will deliver excellence to every corner of your room. The team can even help with hanging and lighting to accentuate your room, as well as with rare wood inlays, bespoke mirrors and hand crafted bed frames, to help express your style. And with all of their pieces being handmade by professionally skilled workmen and women, Rozen promises to make your bedroom as unique and stylish as you are. The process begins with design, one of the most important aspects of any project and one in which Rozen excels. The team firmly believe that a well-designed piece of furniture should not only be aesthetically pleasing, but that it should enhance a home, complement its environment, and bring pleasure to all who use it. The only way to 100% achieve this is to create a product that is completely bespoke – tailormade to precisely fit the requirements of each individual client. And this is really what sets them apart. Whether you are looking for something visually astonishing, something practical, or both, you can rest assured that Rozen Furniture will deliver excellence throughout every stage of your project. The team are highly experienced in creating storage

options for every room in the home, be that in your lounge, kitchen, hallway, or indeed your bedroom, and the best part is that they work closely with you throughout every step of the process, always ensuring that the end result fits awlessly with you and your home.

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Duke Stone of Cornwall brings a wealth of experience to your home improvement project, bringing the timeless style of stone to any kind of home.

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aving spent so much time this year unable to leave our houses, here in the UK, home improvement has never been closer to the front of our minds. Whether you spent lockdown inside or out, chances are that at some point, you began to notice aspects of your living space that could really do with improving. It could be an old, tired kitchen, outdated tiles in the bathroom, or perhaps the lack of a decent barbeque area. Alternatively, it could be that you own a holiday property in Cornwall and want to keep guests returning time and time again. Whatever’s on your list of improvements, and whatever the reason why, after a 2020 many of us would rather forget, why not give yourself a 2021 to look forward to by starting them now? Whether you’re looking to make changes inside or out in your garden, Duke Stone has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of both natural and engineered stone, meaning that with their help, you can easily incorporate into your property the timeless elegance and stunning style of such beautiful materials. Let’s start at the heart of the home – the

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kitchen. Natural stone promises to enhance any scheme, from traditional to modern, creating a truly unique space that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. Durable and hard-wearing, a hand-crafted stone worktop will last a lifetime, which incidentally also makes it a fantastic, lowmaintenance option for anybody hoping to give their holiday let a makeover. In fact, natural stone can be used to great effect throughout the home, its versatility only limited by your imagination. Marble and limestone, for instance, are great for use in the bathroom as wall panels, flooring, vanities and basins, creating a luxurious space in which you – or your holiday guests – can escape and recharge. You can also use granite and slate – both hard-wearing – to help breathe new life into your existing fireplace or wood burner. To put it simply, anywhere that needs a beautiful, hard-wearing surface, can be turned into a real character feature using the right natural materials. Heading outside and into the garden, sandstone and slate are both beautiful

materials that can be used for paving and cladding. Reclaimed stone can be used to add ornamental charm to your garden space – perhaps an original sign for your house – or why not work with Duke Stone to build a bespoke outdoor barbeque? Whichever space it is that you’re hoping to renovate, be it your kitchen, bathroom, garden, or indeed your entire home, it makes sense to use materials that are both timeless and hardy enough to last a lifetime. By choosing the right materials – and working with the experts at Duke Stone to design and manufacture solutions precisely tailored to your home and lifestyle – not only could you potentially add value to your home, your space will also become one that’s cherished by you, or your holiday guests, for many years to come.

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LEFT Breathe new life into the heart of your home  ABOVE Duke Stone offers a range of materials to suit any décor  INSET MIDDLE Natural stone can be used across all areas of your home

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At this time of year, another improvement that can make a massive difference to your home, both in terms of heat e ciency and overall look, is to replace your windows. “Feeling a draught is probably the most obvious warning sign,” explains David, “as well as windows rattling when the wind picks up. If you have wooden frames, when they begin to show signs of ageing, it’s probably time to renew them and perhaps opt for a more durable material like uPVC.” As with conservatory options, you’ll find a wide range of windows at the Windmill Windows showroom too, including an extensive choice of materials and styles, each providing a different look for your home. You really will be surprised by the difference replacing your windows makes, as one happy client says: “Our kitchen seems bright now and the view brilliantly clear. The fitters were marvellous and the kitchen and outside yard were left in spotless condition.” Whether you want to invest in a new conservatory, replace your windows or even install a new door, when you visit the

showroom in St Austell, the knowledgeable team will walk and talk you through the different options available, discussing which might work best for you and your home, providing you with a quote and advising on the different available materials. From start to finish, they will make the process as stress-free and seamless as possible, without pushing you into making any decisions and only ever advising to help meet your specific needs and budget. But don't just take our word for it; to understand the quality on offer in every aspect of the Windmill Windows service, you needn’t look any further than the team’s string of stellar online reviews! In short, if you want to install a conservatory, garden room or an orangery, replace your windows, or invest in a new door, a visit to the Windmill Windows showroom comes highly recommended.

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ith so many city dwellers no longer based at their workplace full-time there is now a real sense of freedom to relocate. As companies reorganise towards a permanent shift to homeworking, rural estate agents have reported a surge in interest from people looking to move to the country. And Cornwall is no exception. People’s priorities are changing, with many wanting more outdoor space and a rural environment. With this in mind, we spoke to Adam esmonde, from Cliff and cean, to find out the considerations needed for making such a move. e suggests first you should take a look at your priorities. Are you looking for coastal or countryside? The vibrancy of a town or the rural tranquillity of a sleepy village? If you have a young family then schooling will be high on your list. And if you’re not retiring, then there’s where and how will you work? Adam continues: “Fortunately, the way we work has changed. Post-Covid the opportunity to work from home has been opened up to all. You can live and thrive in Cornwall working remotely with your existing company, a company in the south west or even create your own company, as I did.” And with the improvement of rail, road and air links to major cities from Cornwall, commuting has also become a real option. Adam made his own move to Cornwall from London some 15 years ago. He suggests that the wise move is to look for relocation opportunities in up-and-coming areas rather than tourist hotspots, giving you more scope and better value for money. Adam and his team at Cliff and Ocean have decades

Thinking of leaving city life behind? Adam Desmonde, an expert in property and planning, shares his advice on relocating to Cornwall. of experience and knowledge regarding such areas in Cornwall. Combined with their excellent relationships with local land owners and estate agents, this means that they have access to some little gems that might otherwise be overlooked. Their work with Cornwall Council affords them the inside edge on new development zones, boundary changes and investment opportunities and as specialists in planning permission they can help you design a brand new property or transform an existing one. So, whether you are looking for a development, renovation or new build opportunity, a holiday home or a forever home, they can help take the stress out of finding your dream Cornish property. Adam is fully aware that trying to find a property when you don’t live in the area can be challenging and so offers a fully remote service. “After taking your brief we will find a selection of homes for you, arrange viewings (virtually if necessary) and supply information packs,” explains Adam. “We then create your own client portal where we can video conference and review documents. We also offer structural surveys and feasibility studies, meaning we can evaluate your chosen property while you sit back and relax.” So don’t delay, start your relocation planning today.

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Adam made the move to Cornwall 15 years ago and has never looked back

DISCOVER MORE Adam suggests using the following list of consideratons for any relocation plans: • Location • Budget • Do your research • What are your priorities? • How/where will you work? • Schooling and... • Consult an expert! www.cliffandocean.co.uk

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SIX STEPS TO

SERENITY Kitchen Kit reveal the six key steps towards realising your new dream kitchen.

MAIN What does your dream kitchen look like? 

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DISCOVER MORE To make your dream a reality, why not pop into the Kitchen Kit showroom on Threemilestone Industrial Estate and get your kitchen journey started?

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ornwall’s Kitchen Kit has a wealth of experience in designing, supplying and installing kitchens to clients around the county. To help guide you through what can be quite a daunting process, Nigel and the team talk us through the six key steps, so that you know what to expect. Step 1: do your research This doesn’t just mean browsing the internet. The best way is to visit showrooms and feel the quality first-hand. pen the doors, compare designs and layouts, and most importantly, ask questions! It’s also key not to forget about appliances. Ask for demonstrations and different model types, which will help you understand how you really want to cook in your kitchen. Step 2: make an appointment “Here at Kitchen Kit,” says Nigel, “we believe it’s important to sit down with our customers. In this meeting, we encourage clients to bring a wish list, including colours, layouts and appliances. Although an experienced kitchen designer will never just recreate existing layouts, it is key to understand how the space will be used. With this understanding and basic design choices, we can get to work on a design before presenting it in the form of a 3D CAD drawing.” Step 3: review your design This is your opportunity to chop and change areas of the design until you’ve tailored your kitchen to your own personal needs and style. Ideas include handles versus handless; matt versus gloss; adding a pantry unit, or even incorporating LeMans trays in your corner units.

Step 4: order your kitchen Be aware that there will be differing lead times for each manufacturer. “We use two main German manufacturers, Nobilia and Bellerina,” explains Nigel. “Both produce rigid carcass kitchens produced in Germany, specifically for each kitchen customer. The lead time is normally six-to-eight weeks. During this time, Nigel stresses the importance of organising other trades, such as building works, flooring, electrics and plumbing. Step 5: installation This is where things really get exciting! It is normal for your supplier to offer installation, and Kitchen Kit always asks customers to make sure all cupboards are empty before installing your new kitchen. ur fitting team usually take three-to-five working days to complete the installation,” reveals Nigel, “however if the worktop is stone, this can add another week due to templating.” Step 6: relax and enjoy! And that’s it! It’s time to put the kettle on, sit back, and relax in your new dream kitchen, showing it off to your family and quickly becoming the envy of your friends.

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To help celebrate Christmas, we’ve teamed up with the Little Gin Shack in Wadebridge to create the ultimate Cornish subscription package. Not only does this deliver you 13 issues of Cornwall Living, it also gives you 8 beautiful issues of DRIFT and a FREE GIN gift set, PLUS two Dartington Crystal gin glasses.

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Creekside CottagesÂŽ Falmouth Area, Cornwall We offer an exquisite collection of individual waters edge, rural and village cottages sleeping from 2-10 people in the Falmouth area. Whatever the time of year, there is always something happening that makes Cornwall special; perfect for family, friends and dogs!

Holiday Letting & Management Contact us via 01326 375972 or martin@creeksidecottages.co.uk www.creeksidecottages.co.uk

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HOME

HIT THE FLOOR South West Carpets demonstrate how the perfect flooring can accentuate your wonderful home.

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hey say that home is where the heart is and this year has seen many of us spending even more time in our domiciles than ever before, making it our favourite place to be. With Christmas fast approaching, South West Carpets strive to help all of their customers stay ahead of the pack and as 2021 is within touching distance, the New Year seems like a sensible place to start planning any home improvements. Offering a full, professional service from start to finish, the outh West Carpets home improvement journey begins with the allimportant free measuring and quotation service, before supplying and finally fitting your desired flooring. With an impressive 13,000 square-foot warehouse and showrooms at Treloggan Industrial Estate in Newquay, you can be sure to find the perfect solution for your home from the vast range of carpet rolls, rugs and specialist carpet displays. With a huge display of flooring in an array of colours and designs, from pale tones to deep and warm hues, there is something to suit everyone, and with a free sample and brochure service, choosing yours could not be easier. After all, a beautiful home deserves a beautiful floor

South West Carpets have an expert team of contract fitters with over years’ experience in the flooring trade, offering a complete fitting service. This includes the all-important floor preparation (where necessary), right the way through to final fitting. As a local family firm, they can provide a flexible service, to meet all of your specifications and have the professional knowledge and experience to advise you and work closely with you, ultimately bringing your flooring project to life exactly as you imagined it. Working with architects, builders and designers throughout Cornwall and Devon, the team relish the challenge of those di cult jobs, always ensuring that the finish is truly sensational roviding you with a floor you that you will cherish for a lifetime, and adding comfort and that all important wow factor to your home, look no further than South West Carpets.

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What does your dream floor look like?

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HOME

FLOORING

ma tt ers! Adding both value and beauty to your home, original wood or stone flooring is a feature worth fighting for.

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ith Cornwall’s property market now arguably more buoyant than ever, those of us who are looking to sell our homes are searching for ways in which to achieve the best possible price for them. The same can be said for holiday home owners who wish to maximise their bookings for 2021. Even for those who simply want to make their personal living spaces as beautiful as possible, flooring matters In fact, the results of a survey ran by the National Wood Flooring Association showed how 80% of estate agents agreed that by installing wood floors, owners can significantly increase the value of their property. Here in Cornwall, maintaining such beautiful original features – be they hardwood floorboards or natural stone tiles – is as much about a property’s value as it is about maintaining its heritage, ensuring it can be enjoyed by owners for generations to come. This is where Cornwall Floor Care comes in. Led by Mike Dennick, Cornwall Floor Care is professionally qualified to make your floor amazing, having proven its worth time and

time again here in the Duchy where there is an abundance of character homes that still retain their original floors. Working with a number of different materials, from wood, marble, limestone and sandstone, to ceramic tiles, porcelain, granite, slate and more, Cornwall Floor Care is the leading name here in the Duchy for dust and solvent-free sanding and floor restoration. Fully insured, it is also the only company in Cornwall that can provide a two-year warranty on wooden floors, and when the job’s done, the team doesn’t just walk away. Instead, Mike will make sure you’re left with the appropriate products to maintain your floor, and should you require, can even set you up with a bespoke maintenance programme, keeping your floor in peak condition for years to come. This all sounds great, but don’t just take our word for it With regular videos uploaded to their YouTube channel and numerous images showcasing projects ‘before and after’, plus a reel of five-star reviews on their Yell page, you can quickly see for yourself why Mike and the team at Cornwall Floor Care come so highly recommended.

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DO YOU OWN A HOLIDAY HOME IN OR NEAR FALMOUTH? Does it realise it’s true potential, or do you deserve more from your agency? Or are you thinking of buying or letting for the first time and in need of some help and advice to get you started?

Falmouth Holiday Homes offer a refreshing hassle-free approach. On average our homes book for at least 40 weeks per year, and we provide a genuine first-class service. Help us to help you - call Stuart on 01326 567344 or visit

www.FalmouthHolidayHomes.co.uk/NewOwners

01637 860322

www.theparkcornwall.com

Your home away from home! Cornwall’s exclusive award winning holiday village. Just a stone’s throw away from Mawgan Porth beach, complete with numerous play areas, an indoor and outdoor pool, holiday fun activities, resident chickens and not forgetting our friendly goats who love rich tea biscuits. Each of the properties is unique, for those who like a little luxury there are properties with hot tubs and private terraces maximising the gorgeous views. There is a variety of cottages, superior caravans, park cabins and our yurt village is just magical. Essentially, there is something to cater for every taste. Our Restaurant – The Kitchen by The Beach just the place for yummy locally sourced food.

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FLEXIBLE

A Cornish business with family at its core, Holiday Home Waste Collection has come a long way since its inception in 2016.

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oliday Home Waste Collection ABOVE  Holiday Home specialises in the collection and Waste Collection appropriate disposal of waste and has grown its fleet recycling from both domestic and to serve both the commercial properties. It was founded after north and south coasts. Impressive! Cornwall Council announced that holiday INSET Jennifer Brown, founder and Director of this excellent Cornish business

home waste would henceforth be classed as ‘commercial’. This meant that owners would have to sign into 12-month contracts, with very little flexibility and often no collection days coinciding with changeovers. The company ethos is one that aims to make collections as easy and as flexible as possible. Testament to this is the new company website, which makes booking collections as easy as clicking a button. What’s more, the team serve both the north and south coast, and can arrange collections on different changeover days, which has really helped take the pressure off owners who want to ensure new guests arrive to a clean and tidy home-from-home. Even throughout the recent lockdown, the team were busy clearing waste and helping owners get set for the Christmas period. They did so in conjunction with sister company, Cornwall Wheelie Bin Cleaning, which Jennifer decided to launch after noticing a rise in need for such services. Now with their own specialist van, which is fitted with a machine to hoist and empty the bins, between them, these two stellar

Cornish companies not only ensure your waste is cleared as often as you need it to be, they also handle the cleaning of the bins themselves, leaving them smelling fresh and germ-free. As we look ahead to the winter, having hired more staff over the summer and with two bases in Wadebridge and Redruth, Holiday Home Waste Collection is in a great position to continue providing excellent service across the whole of Cornwall. But not just that; Jennifer and the team have recently invested in more vans, and we even hear that they are now planning to expand into north Devon! Approved or licensed by The Green Organisation, the Environment Agency, South West Water and others, and having already nurtured a sterling reputation among both domestic and commercial clients around the Duchy, it seems that Holiday Home Waste Collection is by no means resting on its laurels. In fact, it’s fair to say that 2021 is set to be another impressive year for this exemplary Cornish firm.

HOLIDAY HOME WASTE COLLECTION

078 14 93 4978 01208 8 15 060 www.holiday homewastecollection.co.uk

DISCOVER MORE All recycling is collected, separated, and sent to various plants for processing. This includes glass, which is delivered to a lightbulb factory in Yorkshire!

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Falmouth’s hidden gem Marina views all day everyday Serving fantastic local food and worldwide wines within beautiful surroundings.

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FALMOUTH MARINA • NORTH PARADE FALMOUTH • TR11 2TD www.upperdeckfalmouth.com 01326 450592

Come and see our distillery! Open from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday Pink House on A39 Penvose Cottage, St Tudy, PL30 3NP

Buy online at: rockgincornish.com or call: 01208 851718

Public House & Beer Garden

Local Produce

Here at the family run Bier Huis, we are passionate about sharing the dining & beer rituals that Belgium has to offer, with a refreshing splash of the Cornish Coast. Belgium is known for its incomparable brewing traditions & continuous beer flow. Coupled with delightful, luscious & comforting cuisine. Our diverse cellar collection allows you to indulge in the tremendous varieties composed by the country’s rich & captivating heritage - not to mention the charming glass collection. Add to this a delicious menu serving a wide range of traditional Belgian dishes – for lunch and dinner – and you have a menu that’s unique to the seaside town of St Ives.

Award winning Ales

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Whether it’s somewhere to relax for lunch, or a romantic dinner in the evening, we have something for you all day. You won’t leave disappointed!

Family & Dog Friendly

T: 01736 797074 E: info@bierhuisgrandcafe.co.uk www.bierhuisgrandcafe.co.uk 16 St Andrews Street, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1AH

Lemon Hill • Mylor Bridge • Falmouth • TR11 5NA E: info@lemonarms.co.uk • T: 01326 373666

The Lemon Arms www.lemonarms.co.uk

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HOME

DISCOVER MORE Ownership at Valley Resorts is a simple turnkey purchase. Simply choose your plot and lodge style, select your internal finishings, turn the key, then live the Cornish dream!

THE CORNISH

DREAM

Dreaming of owning your own Cornish holiday home? If so, with Valley Resorts, you can make it happen in time for summer next year.

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aving your own base in Cornwall to which you can retreat year after year may seem like nothing more than a pipedream. But it doesn’t INSET need to be. With Valley Resorts, you could be Explore Padstow and the renowned cosying up in your very own holiday home 'Seven Bays' from from next year, enjoying the ultimate in your base at modern design and coastal comfort, come St Merryn rain or shine. Whatever the weather, in Cornwall there is always somewhere great to spend the day, which is good to know, especially as when you own your own holiday home here, you can hit the road at the drop of a hat for an impromptu escape to the coast. What’s more, when you’re not there, why not enjoy a rental income by renting your home out? Finance options are available too, so going back to our first point, your dream could be more within reach than you think! Let’s take a look at two of Valley Resorts’ Cornish parks. First up is St Merryn, where your dream holiday lodge is created completely for you, whatever your personal style and needs. Just a stone’s throw from the popular and picturesque harbour town of Padstow and St Merryn’s famed ‘Seven Bays for Seven Days’, there are excellent facilities nearby, including a range of ABOVE  Cosy coastal comfort

shops and numerous pubs and restaurants. Venture just a little further into Padstow, and you’ll soon discover exactly what draws visitors back to this superb destination year after year. It’s home to a plethora of independent boutiques, renowned and celebrity owned restaurants (including a number of Rick Stein’s) and other quirky shops, all clustered around the picture perfect harbour. The second is Towan Valley – a striking collection of eco-style cottages tucked away in a peaceful Cornish valley. Secluded and sheltered by fields, this idyllic location is perfect for families, friends and special celebrations. On its doorstep are the north coast’s rugged cliffs and rolling countryside, affording excellent walks and an unbelievable range of attractions. The coastal hotspots of St Ives, Newquay and Falmouth are all easily accessible, and with Phase 2 arriving in summer 2021, now couldn’t be a better time to think about investing in a holiday home here!

DID YOU KNOW? St Merryn and Towan Valley are both within easy reach of a wealth of attractions and hotspots: St Merryn St Merryn Village – 2 miles Padstow – 4.5 miles Rick Stein’s restaurants – 4.5 miles Constantine Bay – 3 miles North Cornwall coastal path – 4.5 miles Wadebridge – 8 miles Towan Valley Porthtowan beach – 800 metres Porthtowan village – 800 metres Perranporth – 8 miles Newquay – 15 miles Falmouth – 15 miles St Ives – 20 miles

VALLEY RESORTS

018 72 8 5 973 4 | sales@valley resorts.co.uk www.valley resorts.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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DISCOVER

Moorland Distillery Moorland Distillery is a small, family owned distillery located on the edge of Bodmin Moor producing Cornish Apple Brandy – Oak aged and produced from scratch here in Cornwall.

Using unspoilt natural resources to create a quality product Cornish Apple Brandy

Only the very heart of the distilled alcohol is used to produce our Apple Brandy, being settled briefly before being ‘laid to rest’ in oak barrels.

Cherry Brandy

Matured Cornish Apple Brandy blended with sweet cherry – a perfect partnership.

Cornish Apple Schnapps

A refreshing apple-based summer beverage at 8% and 20% that can be enjoyed over ice or as a base for a wide range of cocktails.

Hip Flask

An autumnal blend of sloe juice from the hedgerow and distilled apple juice from the orchard.

www.moorlanddistillery.co.uk

CELEBRATE WITH US THIS CHRISTMAS Eatery, deli and wine bar offering a twist on the traditional in Newquay. Serving cheese, charcuterie and small plates and all of the wine! Wine shop and deli open daily for all your home dining needs.

Thebottle.nqy@gmail.com thebottle.nqy www.thebottlenqy.co.uk

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FOODIE

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Cornish Tea's new range of eco-friendly Fusion Bags are flavourful to the last sip.

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ornish Tea’s clever ‘Fusion Bags’ are new from this exemplary Cornish brand. The bio-mas bags are made from 100% bio-degradable corn starch, degrading in just two months! The pyramid shape allows the carefully curated, larger cut leaves room to brew, resulting in a more flavourful experience. With a range of 1 delicious flavours for every mood and occasion, here are just five of our favourites.

Red Berry Organic Fusion A delightful tisane of red berries and fruit, and not a tea leaf in sight! Naturally caffeine free, this will still give you that pick me up you need on a dreary afternoon.

Green Tea Organic Fusion Perfect for an all day cup of tea, with enough caffeine to get you going but not keep you up all night.

Green Tea and Coconut Organic Fusion Whilst the coconut isn’t shy’, it adds a natural sweetness and doesn’t overpower the earthy notes of the lush green leaves. A brew that will take you somewhere tropical, even on the dullest day.

Earl Grey and Rose Petals Organic Fusion As soon as the hot water hits the leaves the fabulously fragrant steam rises and awakens your senses. Floral, citrusy notes make this a familiar favourite.

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Cornish Breakfast Organic Fusion Bags For a tea lover there is nothing like that first cuppa in the morning, and loose leaf is the best. But who has time for that on a week day With these clever little bags, you will!

CORNISH TEA AND CORNISH COFFEE

T he T ea S hed, L ittle T rethew P L 13 3 P Z 015 03 264476 | moreteavicar@cornish-tea.co.uk www.cornish-tea.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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On Display Showcasing local artists and art galleries

1. CORNELIUS JAKOB VAN DOP Moths and Crescent Moon by Cornelius Jakob Van Dop

This December, New Craftsman Gallery celebrate the 75th birthday of jeweller and Master Craftsman Cornelius Jakob Van Dop, with a show of 75 of his beautifully crafted works. Using techniques reminiscent of Japanese, Egyptian and Celtic goldsmiths, his exquisite copper, silver and gilded jewellery boxes and brooches are inspired by wild creatures, skies and moonlight.

www.newcraftsmanstives.com

2. THE COWHOUSE GALLERY

Boats On The Slipway, Penberth by Wendy Powell Located in the picturesque coastal village of Perranuthnoe, The Cowhouse Gallery is run by a group of local artists and craftspeople, offering a wide range of work at very affordable prices. Open daily, paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodturning and leatherwork are all beautifully displayed in this light and bright art space. LYNFIELD CRAFT CENTRE, PERRANUTHNOE TR20 9NE 01736 710538 | www.cowhousegallery.co.uk

Established Cornish artist, Mary Allen, works from her garden studio at The Owls House in St Hilary Churchtown, near Penzance. Mary is well known for her atmospheric work, mainly in oils, of brooding skies and the wonderful Cornish coastline, as well as the enigmatic Outer Hebrides – Scotland’s Western Isles.

A Very Special Moment by Mary Allen

Leaving the World Behind by Alan Stratford Wave 7 Gallery exhibits contemporary art and crafts. A host of stunning work can be found on display here, plus exhibitions by some incredible artists. Perfect for anybody who appreciates art across an array of mediums, the exhibition schedule at Wave 7 is constantly evolving, with artists from a multitude of disciplines displaying their work. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. 17 POLMORLA WALK, WADEBRIDGE PL27 7NS 01208 880605 | www.wave7gallery.com

4. THE OWLS HOUSE

As well as at her garden studio, Mary’s work can be seen at The Harbour Gallery in Portscatho, and in London, at Barnes Fine Art and Henley Fine Art.

3. WAVE 7 GALLERY

Enough Space for Two by Mary Allen It includes a wide range of paintings to suit all budgets, alongside limited edition prints and greetings cards.

5. VINCENT BASHAM STUDIO/GALLERY Resting Awhile by Vincent Basham

If you’re in Cornwall and would like to see Mary’s work, The Owls House studio is now open by appointment, with Covid-19 safety measures in place. Masks are required, and hand sanitiser is provided.

Open from 10am to 4pm daily, Vincent Basham’s purpose-built studio in Wadebridge sits adjacent to his home, which has far-reaching views over the Camel Estuary. He takes his inspiration for his seascapes from the wonderful Cornish coast, and is happy to take on commissions or reproduce any of his paintings from his website in sizes of your choice.

ST HILARY, CHURCHTOWN, PENZANCE TR20 9DQ 07912 699915 www.maryallenartworks.com

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

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6. LUKE KNIGHT

Summer Wave by Luke Knight Painter Luke Knight was raised in Cornwall. He studied Fine Art at the Cardiff School of Art and esign and was awarded first place at the prestigious Barcelona International Gallery Awards in 2019. His exceptionally beautiful oil on board paintings are inspired by the Cornish landscape and his passion for the ever-changing beauty of the sky and ocean. www.lukeknightpaintings.com

8. ALCHEMY TILES

“Letting Go” by Mel Chambers “The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.” From individual tiles to bespoke kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces, Alchemy Tiles uses ancient 13th century inlay techniques to individually hand carve, rather than paint, inspiring images and words into beautiful bespoke and unique creations. Each handmade tile held eternal in earth and time.

7. CSCAPE ART

Tin Mine, Under & Overground by Sarah Blakey Sail Loft Emporium (antiques and collectables), The Craft Kiln (Cornish crafts) and Cscape Art are part of The Old Workshop, next to the main Charlestown car park. Many originals, prints and cards by artist Sarah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey are available at the gallery. Visit the website for 2020/21 opening hours. THE OLD WORKSHOP, CHARLESTOWN PL25 3NJ 01726 66639 www.theoldworkshopcharlestown.co.uk

THE STUDIO, GOLDMARTIN GARAGE, SAMPYS HILL, MAWNAN SMITH, FALMOUTH TR11 5EW 07768 193848 | info@melchambers.com www.alchemytiles.com

9. ASHLEY HANSON

City of Glass 35, Village Green by Ashley Hanson Painter Ashley Hanson is a prizewinning artist whose work has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Discerning Eye, and National Open Art Competition. An intuitive approach to colour is at the core of Ashley’s work, and is also the focus of his ‘Freedom in Painting’ courses, which he runs in Cornwall in response to the landscape. www.ashleyhanson.co.uk

10. JEAN FOULDS

Holy Headland by Jean Foulds Jean Foulds is an abstract painter in the Modernist tradition, and her paintings are heavily influenced by the sea, the maritime climate and the dramatic west Cornwall landscape. Using a palette of deep ocean colours, her highly energized work reflects the power of the Atlantic ocean through a combination of fluid, energetic marks and strong geometric forms. www.jeanfouldsartist.com

11. STEVE SLIMM STUDIO

Beneath Godrevy Cliffs by Steve Slimm For anyone unable to make it in September (and those who wish to return), Steve is welcoming visitors to his studio this December. Pictured is a delicate mixedmedia work on paper (37cm x 47cm, £490) – one of many exquisite smaller pieces on show in Steve’s large dedicated exhibition

space. Feel free to call Steve and make an appointment without obligation to buy, and look out for his work in Porthleven at The Harbourside Refuge restaurant. THE OLD FACTORY STUDIOS, NEAR PRAA SANDS CROSS ROADS TR20 9RA 07968 979367 www.transcendentalexpressionism.com

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From days of family adventure to unique gift ideas, Newquay Zoo is a must-visit this winter.  ABOVE

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ith winter all but upon us and the festive season on its way, Newquay Zoo is a fantastic place to pay a visit! Just a short walk from Newquay town centre, the zoo is home to an array of amazing animals – lemurs, lions, tapirs, zebras, pelicans, penguins, marmosets and more – many of which are much more active during the cooler months. In December, to help get into the festive spirit, you’ll find a free, festive-themed trail for young adventurers to enjoy during the zoo adventure. Keep your eyes peeled along the way too, because you may see some of the animal residents receiving some early enrichment presents! This exciting attraction is not only a great place to visit, it’s also a great stop for those scratching their heads for gift ideas. Do you have a wildlife lover in your life? If so, the zoo is offering a range of animal adoption packs, where you can adopt an animal for a friend or family member, from as little as just £35 for 12 months. There are ten different species to choose from too; simply head to the ewquay oo website to find out more, and secure your adoption pack before the big day.

Whatever your reason for visiting, you can rest assured that the safety of guests, staff and animals is always the utmost priority at Newquay Zoo. To ensure your visit is both safe and memorable, the team’s Covid-1 safety measures remain in place. This means you’ll need to pre-book your tickets and a time slot, which you can do online in just a few clicks. Open every day (apart from Christmas Day) from 10am to 4.30pm throughout the festive period, a visit to Newquay Zoo is much more than a day out this winter – it’s a direct contribution towards the care of the animals there, as well as the vital wildlife conservation projects around the world that the zoo is proud to be a part of.

DID YOU KNOW? Newquay Zoo is part of the Wild Planet Trust, a charity that focuses on making a difference to our planet’s wildest places. From zoos like Newquay, to far-flung reserves, Wild Planet Trust is at the head of numerous projects and campaigns. Based in Devon, the trust’s efforts are felt and recognised around the world.

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THE ESSENCE OF

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hristmas is no doubt going to feel somewhat different this year, but we at Cornwall Living remain determined to get into the festive spirit. With that in mind, we’ve collated just a few ideas from some of our favourite Cornish brands, so that whether you’re in search of the perfect tree or a bottle of bubbles for breakfast, you too can get started on planning your own merry Christmas.

The gift of summer

Dreya Glass

Summer is now well behind us, leaving us longing for sandy toes, turquoise seas and lazy lunches under the sun. Whilst she can’t help with the weather, Dreya Bennett can help you give a little bit of summer this Christmas with her unique, handmade and coastal inspired fused glass waves. Gorgeous cards are also available, each with a little fused glass gift attached, for when a card just isn’t enough. www.dreyaglass.co.uk

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Sparkling splendour

Cornwall Garden Shop

Knightor Winery

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas tree, be that real or artificial, both Chacewater and Goonhavern Garden Centres have you covered. Not only can you visit and peruse the ranges for yourself, all of the trees are available on the website too, with free local delivery!

Celebrate the festive season with some Cornish sparkle this year. This duo of Knightor Classic Cuvée Rosé 2013 and Knightor Vintage Cuvée 2013 (£58) is a stand-out example of English sparkling wines from an exceptionally good year.

Real cut Christmas trees (all ‘no-needle drop’) start at just £19.99, and there’s also a huge range of stands, lights and decorations – in short, everything tree-related you’re likely to need this Christmas.

Visit nightor Winery to find the perfect gift for any wine lover, yourself included! Visit the winery shop in Trethurgy or visit the website and enjoy free delivery on orders over £25. Gift vouchers and hampers are also available. For an exclusive 10% Cornwall Living reader discount on wine, simply quote ‘CLCHRISTMAS10’!

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Splendid in silver

Scents of the season

Working from her seaside studio in Praa Sands, Charlotte Heywood brings together the sounds, sights and smells of the sea, promoting her belief that they are a much needed and powerful tonic. Using nature as inspiration, everything that Charlotte creates is done so from scratch. Working predominantly in silver, with a number of different intricate and equally gorgeous designs, with some made especially for the Christmas period, we are sure that you will just love this festive collection of jewellery as much as we do.

Nestled on a farm in north Cornwall, St. Eval use traditional artisan methods and sustainable production to craft high-quality candles by hand. If you’re hoping to add some festive cheer to your home this year, you can easily do so with t. val’s beautiful scented Christmas candles, each filled with fragrances that truly encapsulate the season. Choose from spicy Inspiritus, warming Orange & Cinnamon, soothing herbal Winter Thyme, and sweet Figgy Pudding. Quote ‘GIFT10’ at the checkout for a 10% discount!

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hilst out running, Bradley collapsed from a cardiac arrest, suffering a severe brain injury as a result. His recovery took time, but Brad knew he wanted to do something to help himself and support others in the same position. Enlisting the help of his brother Alex and parents Sharon and Charlie, Brad decided to set up a glamping business on their beautiful family smallholding near Bude, providing accessible activity holidays for those recovering from brain injuries, plus respite breaks for carers and relaxing holidays for families and lovers of the outdoors. Plans were underway at the start of 2020, when Sharon saw a Facebook advert for Outset Cornwall and the family decided to get some business start-up support. Brad says: “Outset Cornwall really helped make this project a reality. I’d tried college and university before and didn’t get too far, but Outset was far more realistic and practical. It was easy for me to specify what I wanted to do for the business and pinpoint things I needed help with.” Now, Atlantic Horizons is a cosy, tranquil retreat with six glamping bell tents and eight camping spots. All facilities are completely accessible; from wider doorways and ramps in communal areas to accessible compost toilets and eco showers, the team have

worked with local disability groups to ensure every part of their business supports people recovering from trauma. Despite the Covid-19 crisis cutting their inaugural season short, the demand for UK holidays made their first year extremely busy, and the future looks exciting. New plans include an accessible shepherd’s hut offering year-round accommodation and introducing themed retreats to boost the confidence of people suffering from brain injuries or trauma. “If you have a dream or idea in mind, just go for it,” Brad advises. “The Outset tutors were great; you could ask any question and they knew how to help. Now, we can identify what worked well this season and what we should work on for next year.” Brad’s brother and business partner Alex says: “It’s been a long, hard journey for Brad but he’s always remained determined. He works incredibly hard and continues to inspire us. We’ve all learned that you really can do what you put your mind to with some positivity, determination and passion. I’m always grateful he’s with me to share this adventure!”

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DID YOU KNOW? Outset Cornwall is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, HM Government and the Outset Foundation.

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LIFESTYLE

AVOID A

seasonal slump Winter can see a drop in one’s sprightliness, but fortunately MEDfacials’ Dr Stolte has just the remedy.

 ABOVE In safe hands at MEDfacials – now fully CQC registered

BELOW Dr Stolte and Leeann

DISCOVER MORE Should you need a Coronavirus test or a ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate before your next flight abroad, then please contact Dr Stolte at the Truro Clinic. As a doctorled clinic, they hope that this will be a helpful addition to their service provision during this time.

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his year sure has been tricky to navigate for many of us and during these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to find some time to take care of our mental and physical well-being. That could mean going for a walk amongst nature, indulging in some much needed pampering or simply finding time to chat to a friend on the phone. The MEDfacials team understand that feeling great about yourself on the outside can have a huge impact on how you feel on the inside. Dr Stolte and his team have been working hard to continue to deliver the safest aesthetic skin and hair care treatments in Cornwall. Now fully CQC registered, they hope to re-open their clinic at the start of December with a range of exciting new treatments! A CQC registered doctor means that you can be sure to be in the safest of hands. A new treatment of note is ThermaVein, a quick, painless and permanent solution for skin complaints including facial thread veins, skin tags, facial redness and milia, which works by sealing the thread vein walls, causing them to disappear instantly. For brighter, fresher and plumper skin this winter, why not treat yourself to a Hydrafacial? This gentle resurfacing treatment cleanses, extracts impurities and hydrates the skin in six steps, leaving skin

rejuvenated, improving circulation, increasing elastin and collagen production. MEDfacials also now offers laser treatments for age spots and hyperpigmentation or sun damage, as well as hair and tattoo removal. They have also introduced the amazing SkinPen for micro-needling treatments, all of which can be seen on the MEDfacials website. Pivoting during these strange times, Dr Stolte understands that many customers may not feel comfortable with face-to-face consultations and now offers free of charge video consultations for Cornwall Living readers with the practice's external iS Clinical Skincare expert, Abigail. This can be done from the comfort of your home and is available by logging into www.consult. harpargrace.com and selecting MEDfacials as your clinic. What’s more, you can also buy your favourite skincare products online this Christmas with a newly re-vamped online shop! In short, on behalf of the team at MEDFacials Truro, please take care and stay safe this winter.

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SAVING LIVES As a vital part of the emergency services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, despite the lockdowns, Cornwall Air Ambulance has had to find a way to go on.

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llness and injury haven’t gone into lockdown and despite the pandemic, the need for critical care by air has continued to rise. With a brand new helicopter, the crew of Cornwall Air Ambulance attended hundreds of patients in 0 0, saving countless lives and keeping families together. ne of those people was eith. Critical care paramedics Thomas and Lisa were tasked to reports of a quad bike incident not far from the charity’s base in ewquay. Arriving at the scene, they found -year-old farmer eith had been hit by a trailer and quad bike. e suffered lifethreatening chest injuries and was struggling to breathe. As they assessed his condition, Lisa noticed air bubbles under the skin on eith’s back – known as surgical emphysema, this indicates that air is leaking from lungs under the skin. Thomas said My first impression of eith was of someone who looked very ill, he was pale and had obvious injuries to his head and chest. I was a bit worried for him. atients that are in pain and have been involved in a traumatic incident are scared, so it’s quite a normal reaction to be emotive. It’s part of our role to reassure them that they are in safe hands. For eith it was about getting his pain under control and facilitating the rescue from the scene. The critical care team administered morphine and ketamine to help eith with the pain before he was transferred into the helicopter.

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From there, it was a 0 minute flight to Derriford Hospital, where he spent a week recovering from multiple injuries. Following the incident, eith said It was my breathing I was most concerned about. I was relieved when they turned up. They were great, it makes the back of my eyes sting with the kindness. The Covid-1 pandemic brought about challenges both in the way the critical care crew operate, but also in how the charity raises the funds to keep the helicopter flying. preading the message of Cornwall Air Ambulance far and wide has been key to keeping those vital donations coming in, explains aula Martin, Cornwall Air Ambulance’s Chief xecutive. We partner with local businesses to help do that and it’s thanks to those such as ngine ouse Media, illtribe Media, Fernbank Advertising and irate FM (among many others), that we have been able to continue saving lives. Thank you to everybody who has supported Cornwall Air Ambulance this year.

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