The Ultimate Lifestyle By The Sea
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ere at Cornwall Living, we do love a summer festival and have missed being able to attend some of Cornwall s ﬁnest, So, we are delighted to be able to announce that Falmouth Sailing Week 2021, Cornwall’s fantastic maritime festival with events happening both on the water and shoreside, has been given the go-ahead. We have a round-up of the week’s racing and entertainment in this month’s cover feature (from page 25) as well as a fantastic Falmouth focus (from page 33) showcasing some of our favourite businesses for you to visit while you’re there. If you’ve not booked your holiday yet for this year, then Cornwall’s sandy shores and clear blue waters are beckoning. Contrary to some reports, there is still availability and from page 55 we explore some stunning places to stay. If you’re looking to market your own property and want to maximise your bookings, then from page 50 we also feature some of Cornwall’s most prestigious holiday cottage agencies, whose expertise can take your own holiday let to the next level. Elsewhere, this month’s pages are full of some great shopping inspiration; from food and drink, to jewellery, art, clothes and more, so why not treat yourself this summer? And don’t forget, you’ve got to be ‘in it to win it’ so head to our competitions pages (from page 93) where there’s the chance to bag some incredible prizes! ...happy reading!
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Opening the door on your dream kitchen
Dream Doors in Truro provides a made-tomeasure service for those looking to update and refresh their kitchen. Owner Matt tells us: “Whether it’s changing just doors and drawers, or a complete reﬁt, we are able to provide local and specialised customer service. Impressively, by just replacing doors and drawers – all of which, don’t forget, are made to measure – you could save up to 50% compared to the cost of a brand-new kitchen, and it’s amazing how much difference it makes!”
Last year saw a massive surge in UK staycations, and the trend looks set to continue for the next few years at least, so if you have a holiday home to let, it is now more important than ever that you are able to maximise your bookings.
brand, we’re proud to say we can offer you the best of both worlds, from high-impact marketing to local personal service and property maintenance solutions.”
Cornish Horizons, part of the Original Cottages family, is one of Cornwall’s leading holiday cottage agencies. Whether it’s a future investment, a new and exciting renovation project, or a family home full of memories, Cornish Horizons’ local team of dedicated experts are ready to make your holiday home a ﬁrm favourite for holidaymakers, year after year.
Cornish ori ons has ﬁve o ces throughout Cornwall in Padstow, Fowey, Looe, St Ives and Porthleven. “This means we’re never far away from your property should you need us,” continues Annabel. “Our local experts know these places like their own back gardens. Because often, that’s what they are. And like with any family, we are here to talk whenever you need us.”
“After three decades in the business, we know what gives properties that extra pulling power,” explains Annabel Leach, Cornish Horizons’ Senior Property Recruiter. “And with our dedicated local property experts, backed by a recognisable national
With no restrictions on owner weeks, no joining or annual fees, plus competitive commission rates, now’s the perfect opportunity to ﬁnd out more.
“We offer all the on-trend colours,” Matt continues, “including graphite black and dark blues, as well as creams and white. There’s also a vast choice of styles from sleek and contemporary to classic shaker. We have also teamed up with leading brands including Neff, Bosch and Samsung so when it comes to upgrading your appliances, we have got that covered too.”
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North Coast Collective
announces Summer Show Whilst sharing a passion for colour, light and form, the artists and makers of the North Coast Collective each express themselves with individuality. The year s e hibition includes ﬁgurative, abstract and impressionistic paintings, reworked lighting and vibrant playful jewellery, created in both nylon and silver. Taking place at the Rock Institute (PL27 6LQ) from 19th to 25th July, and open daily from 10am to 6pm, this is shaping up to be an exciting summer event, one you certainly don’t want to miss out on! You will also ﬁnd three members of the orth Coast Collective at the Cornwall Shop Small Market on Truro’s Lemon Quay, on 17th July and 14th August, with Duchy Fairs.
The Museum of Cornish Life offers a fascinating insight into Cornwall’s rich heritage. The museum building was originally designed as the town’s market house in 1837. Today, it retains the original sloping ﬂoor, which adds to the authenticity of your visit as you journey back in time. In front of the museum is a cannon, salvaged from the wreck of the frigate HMS Anson, which foundered off Loe Bar in 1807. Around 100 sailors’ lives were lost, inspiring Henry Trengrouse to invent the ‘Rocket’ lifesaving apparatus, which can be found inside the museum. The museum contains a vast social history collection. Dating from the 18th to the 20th century, the range of objects covers farming, ﬁshing, law and order, home life, toys, sports, gardening and transport. Visit the museum website for how to book your free visiting slot. For more information visit call 01326 564027 or visit www.museumofcornishlife.co.uk
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No time to fix your fences? If you’re spending more time in your garden now that summer’s here, you may be among the many here in Cornwall noticing that your fence didn’t perhaps stand up to the colder months as well as you’d thought! And with the longer, sunnier days, maintaining your lawns and keeping the garden tidy is probably keeping you busy enough, without the worry of repairing and treating your fence. If this is the case, then Colourfence might just be for you. While the team may not be able to wash your patio or trim your hedges, and they deﬁnitely won t clean your barbeque!) these steel fences, which are guaranteed not to warp, crack, shrink, rot or peel, are maintenance free for 25 years – so no pesky annual repairs or re-paints. They can also withstand winds of up to 130mph,
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Predn – meaning ‘wood’ in Cornish – is a shaping company on a mission: to build a surfboard that offers the perfect blend of performance, sustainability and accessibility. The brainchild of Pete Clemo, the latest in a long line of Cornish boatbuilders, Predn’s wood-veneered and ﬂa reinforced surf craft are hand shaped in a wind-powered workshop on Barnﬁelds Business ark, adebridge, where their brand new shop offers a mindful selection of natural or recycled accessories to complement their range of handmade surf and balance boards. ith a team of in house shapers, each of whom takes a holistic view of their boards surﬁng attributes, life cycle and Using cutting-edge plant science, Trelonk, a specialist oil seed farm and innovation hub on the beautiful Roseland peninsula, has just launched a range of health and wellness oils to help support people living with stress, chronic and acute conditions, sleep issues and joint and muscular concerns. Trelonk’s highly skilled team can analyse the molecular make-up of their crops and harness their natural power for their therapeutic oils. These plants are grown, e tracted and blended onsite with high-impact essential oils. Molecules are chosen by Trelonk’s e perts for their e cacy in supporting speciﬁc human conditions relating to pain, the mind and sleep issues.
affordability, this is a company that truly cares – not just about its craft, but its impact on the world around us. For more information call 01841 540174 or visit www.prednsurfco.surf
Jungle Jack’s delighted to re-open! ith a number of procedures in place to stay Covid secure, Jungle Jack’s now offers three play sessions per day with limited numbers so you and yours can feel safe. The rule of si applies so tables are never crowded, and the team run temperature checks on arrival. There’s plenty of hand sanitiser around the building too, and with compulsory face masks, they have everything covered – literally!
To celebrate Trelonk’s launch they would like everyone to try a free sample. Interested? Then be sure to sign up to Trelonk’s mailing list for more details!
The café is in full swing for each session and there are some delicious offerings on the menu, from cakes and cookies, ciabattas, sandwiches and snacks, to full meals for all the family. The team even grind their own coffee, so you are guaranteed a delicious cup as you rela while the kids run free.
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people for a play date, making this a must-visit for kids needing to run off some steam. Simply head online for full opening hours and session times. For more information call 01637 852890 or visit www.bookwhen.com/junglejacks
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Aspen Sanding offers a specialist renovation, enhancement and maintenance service for hardwood floors using professional Lagler floor sanders to renew floors to perfect condition. The dust-free process is carried out by Lagler certified and trained operatives to put colour and durability back into your existing flooring. Aspen Sanding undertakes large projects such as gymnasiums and dance halls, and can complete such tasks out-of-hours. Renovating a floor is an affordable and sustainable method of complementing flooring, and we offer a range of finishes to guarantee a stunning end result.
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Recently refurbished, stylish Hotel Meudon lies in a hidden valley near Falmouth. Sit back and relax whilst enjoying stunning surroundings and ﬁrst class service, or head to Bream Cove – the hotel’s own beach – and enjoy some wild swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, or why not book yourselves onto a boat trip up the elford River For the ultimate pampering and relaxation, the Sanctuary Suite offers a range of treatments, from deep-tissue massages, to prescriptive facials using Neal’s Yard Skincare products. Afterwards, sit on the terrace soaking up the stunning gardens, whilst enjoying a Cornish tipple and a bite to eat. While Covid and the safety of guests and day visitors continues to be paramount, all food and drink orders need to be placed 24 hours in advance to avoid disappointment, and you’ll be glad you did, with menus offering a bounty of dishes each forged using ingredients from Cornwall’s natural larder. For more information call 01326 250541 or visit www.meudon.co.uk
Inspire yourself at The Grey Lurcher, Falmouth
Showcasing a carefully edited selection of contemporary gifts and homewares, on the historic High Street in Falmouth, despite the ongoing di culties surrounding the pandemic The Grey Lurcher has remained incredibly busy, continuing to update its offering and even launching a brand-new website earlier this year. So what can you expect to ﬁnd inside It could be that you’re looking to make the most of those balmy summer evenings, in which case a range of lanterns and tableware are perfect for al fresco dining. There is also a growing collection of garden and outdoor accessories to match, curated to help you make the most of the outdoors over the warmer months. ou ll even ﬁnd a small selection of plants, olive trees and garden planters – ideal for those who have
developed something of a green ﬁnger during their time spent in lockdown! Alternatively, for those hoping to upgrade their home décor, the collection at The Grey Lurcher enjoys a distinctly nautical vibe this season, perfect for bringing a little bit of the seaside into your own interior. Items include new lampshades, cushions and other one-off pieces, and as with everything else available at this Falmouth boutique, each places a keen emphasis on quality. To see for yourself everything that’s available in store, be sure to visit the website, or better still, why not pop in and say hello . For more information visit www.facebook.com/thegreylurcher or visit www.greylurcherfalmouth.com
Truro School launches Sixth Form Diploma Building on an already impressive and personalised Sixth Form journey, Truro School is pleased to launch its new Sixth Form Diploma. A choice-driven, well-supported and bespoke framework of exciting opportunities within supra curricular, personal growth and leadership and service, it is designed to empower students to develop skills of value beyond schooling or ualiﬁcations.
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Inspired by the coast
Having worked in education for more than two decades, Kathryn Burgess of FlowMotion Art moved from Norfolk to Cornwall after holidaying here for many years. “I’ve always been interested in art,” she explains, “but a busy career prevented me from exploring it. With the move to Cornwall, I was inspired by the coastline and marine life, and the budding arts scene here, combined with my longstanding love of shapes, patterns and colours.”
Little Loves Cornwall is a small UK brand creating luxury handmade baby and toddler clothing and accessories. All items are designed and made in Cornwall or the UK, and the team sources the softest cotton jersey using water based inks.
Kathryn was inspired by her cousin, also an artist, to try ﬂuid art – a techni ue that uses acrylic paints and employs a range of methods to move the paint across the canvas, producing totally unique, abstract pieces. “My husband created a small studio for me at home – so that I didn’t use his much-loved shed!” says Kathryn and, from there, the work she creates is absolutely stunning. ou can ﬁnd more of Kathryn’s work on the website, and if you’d like to discuss a commission, be sure to get in touch!
The brand is completely plastic free and supports local charities through the sales of clothing. This includes The National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow – where visitors can witness marine conservation in action – and a new collaboration with the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek. Little Loves Cornwall is hoping to launch this collaboration later this summer and will be supporting the sanctuary through donations from the proﬁts of its brand new range of seal print babygrows, leggings and jumpers.
For more information call 07900 810083 or visit www.ﬂowmotionart.co.uk
“During the lockdown,” says brand owner and founder, Jemma Medlyn, “we have been lucky enough to have some famous faces dressing their children in our clothing. These include Stacey Solomon, Rebecca Adlington, Rachaele Hambleton, Lacy Turner to name a few!” If that’s not testament to the quality and style of what Little Loves Cornwall has to offer, we’re not sure what is! For more information visit www.littlelovescornwall.co.uk
Holiday heaven Luxury holiday cottage company Elite West Holidays is delighted to announce the launch of its brand-new website. Elite West is experienced to know just how important it can be to get a true sense of your next holiday home. Their impressive new website focuses on detailed and informative property descriptions, complemented by fabulous photography and ﬂoorplans to help you orientate yourself prior to securing your booking.
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As a specialist for the Widemouth Bay and Bude area of north Cornwall, Elite West Holidays is also proud to add two stunning new properties to its Cornish holiday portfolio. Trevose View is an incredible cliff top holiday home that sleeps ten, whilst 2 The Mallows offers a unique coastal stay for eight, within a ten-minute walk of the beach. Both enjoy stunning ocean views! For more information call 01288 354470 or visit www.elitewestholidays.co.uk
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Miracle Theatre After being forced to cancel all productions last year, Miracle’s return with brand-new cosmic comedy, Starcrazy is a welcome one, bringing people of all ages together again with support from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund. Starcrazy tells the tale of Stan – a quiet, reclusive individual who spends a lot of time in his potting shed tinkering with a very powerful radio transmitter. His attempts to communicate with folk in distant galaxies are interrupted by a new neighbour, Gwen, who has interests much closer to home. And sinister forces are at work – or are they just inspectors from the planning department?
If you’re the owner of a holiday home in Cornwall or south evon, but are yet to ﬁnd a waste management service that caters to your speciﬁc needs, then look no further than CTC Waste. Running their own fully licensed waste management facility near Truro with a large section dedicated to holiday lets, at CTC, 100% of waste collected is recycled – something to shout about when marketing your property, and a way in which to appeal to conscientious holiday makers, too! You’re only ever charged for waste that’s collected – no annual fee or contract to sign – and collections are booked online. In fact, the CTC booking system is very easy to use, with conﬁrmations sent directly to your email. The best part, however, is that your guests don’t need to worry about separating their rubbish. Simply throw everything into the same black bag, and the CTC Waste team will separate it for you at their purpose-built facility. Simple. For more information call 01872 501221 or visit www.ctcwaste.com
The perfect tonic for a summer of Covid recovery, running from now until 28th August, this small but perfectly formed production will be popping up in locations all over Cornwall and the south west, so gather your nearest and dearest and look forward to some extra special time together under the stars! For more information visit www.miracletheatre.co.uk
travel ready! As we await further announcements from the government regarding holidaying abroad, it is good to know that Cornwall has it covered when it comes to travelling safely, thanks to Rapid Health Test, Cornwall – the only governmentapproved clinic in the county offering same-day PCR testing, Fit to Fly Certiﬁcation and ay , 5, and tests for passengers returning from abroad. In fact, they have been heavily involved in the latest HBO Production which was ﬁlmed in Cornwall and in swabbing those involved in this year’s G7 Summit. e catch up with r Stolte who tells us: “We can’t predict the future in terms of what guidelines may be released regarding travel for pleasure and
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Aspen and Ash produces sustainablymanaged, artisan floors for those wishing to enhance the beauty of a space with a stunning wooden floor of genuine, lasting quality. Our designer floors use the finest quality Cornish timbers including exclusive Tregothan Oak, Beech, Olive Ash as well as reclaimed Douglas Fir, to offer unparalleled stability, finish and durability. Our new line of hand-crafted parquet and chevron flooring is created with natural form and long-lasting function, and laid to stand the test of time.
From the forest to the floor, Aspen and Ash is committed to preserving historic woodland. All our flooring is cut, kiln dried and finished in Cornwall, then delivered to anywhere in the UK.
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At Cornish Cottage Holidays, Britain’s ongoing ‘staycation boom’ has meant our holiday homes are experiencing unprecedented demand and are achieving excellent rental yields for owners – a trend that looks set to continue long into the future. “Our occupancy rates for peak 2021 summer weeks are already well over 90%,” says Property Manager, Janine Woods, “which is 25% higher than at the same point last year, and bookings remain strong well into autumn and beyond. In the current climate, purchasing the right selfcatering property will almost certainly provide a great return on investment.”
a garden, parking and reliable WiFi, whilst on average, properties with an open ﬁre will achieve more income than those without. Eco-friendly properties, those with added value features like a pool or hot tub, and luxurious homes are also very popular - our luxury homes have seen a 39% growth in demand in 2021.” Cornish Cottage Holidays have been successfully managing and marketing Cornish holiday homes for over 50 years. “We would be delighted to offer a rental income forecast for a property you are considering buying, and to provide a letter to support your mortgage application, ﬁnishes anine. “Get in touch today for more advice and to ﬁnd out how we can help your property achieve great booking levels.”
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Three exhibitions at the award-winning Jackson Foundation gallery – a large open-plan gallery in St Just known for its world-class art – draw to a close this August. Wheat: From Plough to Plate sees renowned artist Kurt Jackson trace the journey of a staple crop, wheat, from ﬁeld to fork in a range of media spanning paint, sculpture and poetry. The Burn sees him explore this theme further, focussing on the area surrounding a 500-year-old Scottish water mill. Echoes of a Vanished World is a beautiful and fascinating photography exhibition of images from travels in Africa, South America and the aciﬁc by celebrated e plorer and founder of Survival International) Robin HanburyTenison OBE. All three exhibitions can be viewed at the Jackson Foundation gallery until August and also online. For more information call 01736 787638 or visit www.jacksonfoundationgallery.com
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Is it time to make a change?
With all the excitement and activity surrounding the G7 Summit taking place in Cornwall recently, the spotlight has been ﬁrmly ﬁ ed on our beautiful county, highlighting what a truly wonderful place it is to live and work in. But while having the freedom to en oy an idyllic lifestyle by the sea or in the lush Cornish countryside may seem a long way off, others are actually making that dream a reality. How are they doing it? For many, it’s through realising another long-held dream the dream of starting their own business or becoming self employed. Whether it’s repurposing your existing skills, turning a hobby, passion or side hustle into a fully ﬂedged enterprise
or developing a completely new idea, starting your own business gives you the freedom to choose when, and where, you work. nd if you need support in getting your ideas off the ground and becoming your own boss, then Outset Cornwall is on hand to help. ffering an award winning business start-up programme, tailored to suit your needs and funded by the uropean Regional Development Fund, HM Government and the Outset Foundation, there’s never been a better time to start making your dreams a reality. For more information call 01209 311063 or visit www.outset.org/cornwall
Sofas in the city
Truro is now home to a new and exciting charity store offering a wide range of good uality, preloved furniture. pened in April by Cornwall Hospice Care, the outlet in Moresk Road has already en oyed success. ith the charity s shops having been closed for seven of the last twelve months the staff and volunteers are now trading with determination. ead of Retail, Fra er opkins e plains: It was a big move to open a furniture store after the lockdown, but people have been very generous and now we need to sell on the furniture to help fund the care we provide at Mount dgcumbe and St Julia’s Hospices.” The Truro store is open seven days a week from am to pm and also offers a Donation Point which is open Monday to Saturday from am and until it s full, which is often by lunchtime For more information call 01872 276348 or visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk
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Celebrating a year of business this June – after opening last year ust after the ﬁrst lockdown – Inspire Makers in Falmouth has gone from strength to strength! Grown from 30 Cornish artists and makers, to more than 50 across all types of creative disciplines, in store you ll ﬁnd original paintings, limited edition prints, ceramics, glass, jewellery, stationery and textiles. All contemporary and all affordable design-led pieces, if you’re a lover of art then this is the place for you. s we begin ﬁngers crossed to come out of the other side of the pandemic, Inspire Makers is also excited to be launching a workshop programme, with seaglass setting classes currently available and more to follow in the autumn. Add to this an exhibition space with a full programme of local artists, and if you want to support Cornwall’s local artisans, then a trip to Inspire Makers, Falmouth, comes highly recommended. For more information call 01326 531176 or visit www.inspiremakers.com
Inlight Beauty moves to Helston
New to Helston, but not to Cornwall, is Inlight Beauty HQ. The well-known artisan skincare business founded by Dr Mariano Spiezia – ‘the father of the organic beauty movement’ – moved to the new premises after 14 years based in Roskilly’s Farm near the Lizard. Keeping with their ethos and sustainability promises, the much larger premises runs on 100% green energy and allows for expansions of the award-winning beauty and wellness ranges. “We have seen a surge in eco-conscious consumers over the last few years; people are much more in tune with their wellbeing needs, including their surroundings, the food they eat and indeed skincare products,” says Inlight co-founder, Loredana Spiezia. The Inlight ranges are made completely by hand using C SM S certiﬁed natural ingredients which include herbs, ﬂowers and oils. The slow beauty artisanal process can take up to four
weeks as each product base sits in the warmth, sun and moon light (all of which can be viewed in the new premises). Exciting is a recent report, ﬁndings from which compare some of the Inlight products to other similar brands The scientiﬁc yperspectral report shows that after using the Inlight products the skin is more luminous, is warmer and therefore has better circulation, and has better e cacy due to the way the product interacts with the skin over time. Professor Alberto Milani, who inspected the report, goes on to say that the clear point of difference is the alchemic technique and approach to the artisan products. These unique products are available online, or you can try them for yourself and catch a glimpse of production at 14 Water-ma-Trout, Helston. For more information call 01326 281114 or visit www.inlightbeauty.co.uk
Duchy Living expands its interior offering When it comes to completing a room’s décor with the perfect rug, making the right choice is at once di cult and e tremely important.
with the available options, before arranging a convenient time to bring them out and place them in your chosen area.”
Fortunately, having grown the Personalised Rug Sourcing side of her business over the last year, Jenny from Duchy Living can help. “We know that it s sometimes di cult to choose a rug without seeing it in your home. The way it works with us,” she says, “is we have an initial chat about ideas, be that over the phone, by Zoom or at your home or business. We then email you
Allowing you to see how a rug truly looks in your home before making a ﬁnal decision, as enny says: “We can supply one, or a whole house of rugs!” so if you’re struggling to decide, why not give her a call? For more information call 01872 857007 or visit www.duchyliving.co.uk
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LEFT Weather permitting, the Red Arrows are due to perform!
You can expect to see top-level competitive racing in a fun atmosphere and there are many viewing points on the banks of the River Fal to see the Carrick Road ﬂeet racing such as the coastal walks around the estuary. Another good vantage point which looks across bay and down on Carrick Roads is Pendennis headland, particularly the ramparts of Henry VIII’s Pendennis Castle. Owned, by English Heritage the grounds and castle are open and entry is pre-bookable online (english-heritage.org) for a prime position. Rosemullion Head also affords a ringside seat for when the boats head towards the Helford River.
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From the 6th to the 15th of August, the world-class sailing waters of Falmouth Bay and Harbour (the third largest deep-water harbour in the world, after Sydney and Rio de Janeiro) will play host to a week of fast and furious ﬂeet racing for yachts and dayboats and a host of shoreside events to delight and entertain. The regatta is organised by the Port of Falmouth Sailing Association (PoFSA) which is a partnership of Falmouth’s six local sailing clubs; Helford River, Mylor, Restronguet, Royal Cornwall, St Mawes and Flushing will each play host to a day’s racing.
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BELOW Out in the bay
t was with much hope, and everything crossed, that we would be introducing this feature with the excitement that Falmouth would be hosting a leg of this year’s Tall Ships Race. However, we have just heard from the organisers that the 2021 race has sadly been cancelled due to the continuing uncertain situation throughout Europe and across the globe in relation to the COVID pandemic. It’s such a shame for all involved, that we won’t be welcoming these majestic vessels to our waters, but there is light on the horizon…Falmouth Sailing Week 2021 (falmouthweek.co.uk) is still going ahead!
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DISCOVER MORE We’re pleased to tell you that the Red Arrows have been confirmed to perform on Wednesday 11th August over the bay at 6.15pm. As usual, the display is weather dependent, so let’s keep everything crossed for clear skies!
For all tickets and details of events both on the water and shoreside visit at Falmouth Week 2021 visit www.falmouthweek.co.uk
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é ABOVE Boats of all sizes and crews from around the coast converge on Falmouth for this great weekend
î BELOW Racing is fun, fast and frenetic
DISCOVER MORE Feeling peckish on your Falmouth Week visit? The newly opened Cornish Kitchen deli has lots of artisan, locally sourced products on offer – perfect if you want to pack up a picnic for the day. Or why not stay a while and enjoy a glass of wine with a charcuterie and cheese plate on their lovely patio? Discover more on page 63
If you prefer to have your fun on land, then don’t despair as Falmouth Sailing Week always hosts an incredible line-up of shoreside events, and this year is no exception. The Moor area of the town will be have a festival feel all week with plenty live music. Children will also be kept happy with a giant interactive gaming screen, a Victorian carousel and free climbing wall. Festivities open with the Falmouth Carnival led by the fantastic Falmouth Marine Marching Band. Later in the week, live music events, an RNLI Fun Day and extreme sports action from Action Sports Tour will wow and entertain. To mark the end of a frenetic week of racing and fun, the everpopular Falmouth Week Fireworks will be lighting up the sky on Friday 13th August (or on Saturday if Friday's weather is inclement).
The town really gets in to the spirit of things and local shops will have special offers, and celebratory window displays, while the many pubs, restaurants and cafés are a great place to refuel. For more inspiration on which ones to visit, turn to page 33 where our Falmouth Feature will help guide you through a few of our favourites.
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The historic Ancasta Champagne Race (sponsored by ancasta.com) takes place on the Wednesday. This long coastal race has a 60 year history and this year will be returning to its roots, hosting only the larger boats of the Bay Fleet. Racing in 15 square miles of open water outside the harbour the ﬂeet consists of Firebird catamarans, IRC and YTC (South West Yacht Time Correction) yachts, and IF Boats. The coarse takes in the whole bay and extends up the coast to Gull Rock and beyond, ﬁnishing normally to the west side of Pendennis headland – although this depends on entries and conditions on the day. New for this year on the same day, and speciﬁcally for the Carrick Fleet – where you can expect Flying Fifteens, Shrimper 19s, Sunbeams, Falmouth Working Boats, Ajax 23s and Falmouth Gaffers, to pit themselves against St Mawes One Designs, Rustler 24s, and more – is The Mainbrace Rum Race (sponsored by mainbracerum.com). There is much anticipation for this new race, whose sponsors are an award-winning, Helfordbased drinks company whose unique golden rum is fast becoming the talk of the town. To ﬁnd out more turn to page 65 or try out one of their top tipples on the next page in celebration of this new partnership.
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ESPRESSO RUMTINI INGREDIENTS: 50ml Mainbrace Premium Golden Rum 15ml butterscotch 25ml coffee 25ml Kahlua
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Falmouth is a must-visit destination for anyone hoping to make the most of summer by the sea.
ith the hotly anticipated Falmouth Week coming up, we take a look at some of this wonderful town’s best businesses, from hair dressers and secret fashion boutiques, to emporiums of treasures from times gone by, places to pick up a sweet treat and, of course, tempting restaurants drawing on Cornwall’s natural larder.
Identifiably Cornish Fiona Speed Designs Fiona Speed Designs is a Cornish lifestyle store in Falmouth. Fiona creates colourful contemporary, decorative paintings and designs, all inspired by Falmouth and Fiona’s Cornish maritime heritage. er approach to life is reﬂected in her brand motto, Festina ente – Make Haste Slowly, Dreckly’. Open 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, if you visit the shop, you’ll even get to meet the resident tortoise Dubby – a full size blue Galapagos tortoise model. Dogs (and tortoises) welcome. www. onas
Fudge & More
Falmouth’s zero waste shop on Webber Street offers an interactive way of shopping that is eco-friendly and plastic free. Reﬁll on organic wholefoods, eco cleaning products and a delicious range of snacks, whilst enjoying a relaxed sunny atmosphere. Or choose from a wide range of plastic free, vegan toiletries and sustainable lifestyle goods, whilst chatting to the knowledgeable team. The peanut butter machine is so much fun and the dispensers make shopping enjoyable for all ages. Bring any container and have a try…
If you like the sound of devilishly divine Cornish fudge, then Fudge & More is the place to go. Made in Cornwall with the very best ingredients, including top-quality Belgian chocolate, this melt-in-the-mouth fudge is handmade in traditional copper pans, with clotted cream sourced from a local dairy. Nestled on the quay in St Mawes – reachable by road or by ferry from Falmouth – this emporium of foodie delights occupies an equally delightful locale.
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Mirri Damer Contemporary Jewellery
The Falmouth Distilling Co
Working in gold, silver and a variety of precious gemstones, Mirri Damer’s jewellery takes inspiration from the Cornish coastline that surrounds her. Her designs, celebrated and coveted for their timeless style and low-key luxury look, are all created in her studio and shop on the Old High Street, Falmouth. Contact Mirri for bespoke commissions or even to reuse heirloom gemstones in a piece of contemporary jewellery you will treasure forever.
Distilled in small batches with freshly gathered botanicals, oveday Falmouth Dry Gin is a delicious celebration of the beautiful part of Cornwall that The Falmouth Distilling Co calls home. Run by two chefs and a scientist, this little distillery on the coast makes small batch spirits with a focus on incredible ﬂavour, careful craftsmanship and beautiful design, all inspired by the sea, landscape, vibrancy and history of Falmouth. oveday Falmouth Dry is best served with good quality tonic, plenty of ice and a squeeze of orange.
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Treasures of the past
Sportswear in the spotlight
Bygone Days Trading Co
Castle Sports & Uniform
Custodians of treasures from way back when, Bygone Days Trading stocks a superb collection of retro and vintage items, including those from the local area. From jewellery, collectables and vintage toys, to furniture and militaria, there are more than 10,000 items on display in this emporium of times gone by, so if you, like the team, like to keep history alive, be sure to pop in and see for yourself!
This family owned, independent sports shop recently moved to bright new premises in Killigrew Street. Selling high-quality, branded sportswear, swimwear, trainers and sports equipment, this is a one-stop-shop, whatever your sport. They give advice and excellent service to their customers so that you can be assured of selecting the right products. The shop also stocks school uniform for nine local schools and supplies both teamwear and workwear to local clubs, organisations and businesses.
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A taste of the coast The Four Seas Seafood Restaurant & Grill With a local, sustainable and seasonal menu of Cornish seafood, you ll ﬁnd The Four Seas at Curious all on ebber Street. Promoting and buying from local buyers and producers, everything on the menu here is as fresh as it gets, and with a selection of exclusive seafood dishes, plus the ever popular obster ights, you really won t be disappointed with a trip to The Four Seas. You can even bring your own wine. www. ours ass a oo r staurant a mout .co.uk
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The Four Teas Tearoom Sister business to The Four Seas Seafood Restaurant & Grill, The Four Teas Tearoom menu features a series of traditional 1940s recipes, championing local growers and producers to offer a vintage take on the classic tearoom experience. Book in to one of the team’s famed 1940s-themed evenings, or simply pop in for an afternoon bite. s well as supporting local producers and close-to-home charities, The Four Teas Tearoom lives by a waste not, want not motto, selling surplus produce on sites such as toogoodtogo.co.uk and olioex.com. t
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Raise a glass The Juniper Club The Juniper Club’s Cornwall Gin Superstore can be found on Church Street and is a gin lover’s paradise, stocking over 100 Cornish gins amongst the extensive selection of craft gins from all over the UK and the world. Whilst it can be hard to pick from such a wide and varied selection the friendly team are on hand and happy to help. Whether it’s for you, a friend or to celebrate a special occasion with loved ones, simply tell them what you like and they’ll take care of the rest. www. uni
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This delightful clothing boutique stocks exclusive fashion labels that are stylish, relaxed and individual, in quality fabrics and with interesting details, for fashion conscious women. Reﬂecting the needs of modern lifestyles, the clothes are carefully selected to make you feel feminine and conﬁdent. To complement the clothes you can also choose from a range of accessories including jewellery, bags, and scarves. Brands include Masai, dini, Bamboo ardrobe, Robell, oose Island, lice Collins and ock and Bay towels and robes. uote Cornwall iving to receive a discount.
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An emporium of colour Bow Fashion Accessories
Sweet treats Roly’s Fudge Pantry, Falmouth
Whether you are looking to treat yourself to a new leather bag, purse or wallet or a special occasion hat or accessory, at Bow you ll be able to ﬁnd e actly what you need. The kaleidoscope of colours in stock mean you can accessorise in style. Browse the wide range of leather goods on the ground ﬂoor or venture upstairs to view the extensive range of glorious hats and shoes for weddings and other events; you can even have shoes dyed to match any colour!
We highly recommend a stop-off at Roly’s Fudge Pantry with its wide range of artisan, homemade proper fudge, made from all natural ingredients – there are no additives here and you can even see the fudge being made. ith loads of ﬂavours to choose from, including some that are vegan approved and lactose free, with this awardwinning fudge know you’ll be getting a taste sensation. Better still, you can experience a sweet taste of Cornwall wherever you are with worldwide postage available and weddings and other events catered for. To ﬁnd out more, call 3 6 3 9 .
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fter a few hours spent e ploring this fabulous waterside town, you’re sure to have worked up a sharp sea-air appetite. Fortunately, Restaurant Four has you covered, championing local ingredients to create honest, ﬂavoursome food. This has always been a passion for Head Chef and owner, Matt, and upon tucking into your choice from the menu, you’ll quickly see why Restaurant Four’s use of Cornwall’s natural larder has proven such a huge hit among Falmouth’s foodies.
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riginally established as The Stonemasons inn in 6 , this has been a well-known and loved Falmouth hostelry for many years. Today, Matt and Jess welcome you to enjoy newly named, The Moth & The Moon, their lovingly refurbished, cosy Killigrew Street alehouse. Set over two ﬂoors, with a pavement terrace to the front and three-tier beer garden to the rear, you can expect to sample the best Cornish beers and ciders alongside a carefully curated selection of organic wines.
This wonderful retake on a traditional inn has over years of history. Dine in style at the restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a relaxed environment using locally sourced ingredients. The well-stocked bar, with its range of lagers, ales, ciders and spirits, also has an extensive wine and exciting cocktail list and when the weather s ﬁne you can en oy your drink in one of the two delightful gardens. Don’t want to leave? You don’t need to as the inn boasts ten individual, contemporary rooms including large, airy ensuites overlooking the estuary.
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ou ll ﬁnd 3 ennis Cove at the end of a uiet cul de sac, away from the hustle and bustle of adstow, yet within easy walking distance of its harbour and the Camel Trail. This mid terrace town house is one of an e clusive development of only four properties and has been individually designed to offer three storey accommodation with fabulous views of the estuary and surrounding countryside from the ﬁrst and second ﬂoors. Feature uarry tile ﬂooring greets you in the hallway, the rooms leading off from which include a utility and shower room – ideal for when coming off the beach. p the ﬁrst ﬂight of stairs you ll ﬁnd the living area, which is open plan and served by a separate galley style kitchen. ou can spill out from the dining area onto the sunny courtyard and terraced garden, perfect for morning coffees or la y afternoons. The bedrooms are all on the ne t ﬂoor and the master double affords views of the estuary and beyond to the harbour town of adstow, with its e tensive range of caf s, public houses and restaurants, including aul insworth s Michelin starred o6 and of course Rick Stein s esteemed Seafood Restaurant. For those who know the area, parking is at a premium, but here there s the advantage of a ft garage and ample e tra parking in the communal area to the front of the four properties. 3 ennis Cove has been successfully let for a number of years with guests delighted by this area of north Cornwall with its several sandy beaches as well as a championship golf course at Trevose.
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he hidden gem that is Portmellon is just south of Mevagissey; this picture perfect Cornish village is set around a pretty cove with a tidal sandy beach at its centre. Head out of the village on the soughtafter Chapel Point Lane, which leads from the village to the picture perfect landmark of Chapel Point, and you’ll discover Tamar. hat strikes you ﬁrst about this house is its stunning elevated and exclusive position overlooking Mevagissey Bay. These views are maximised by the main living area being on the ﬁrst ﬂoor, where there s a spacious and light sitting room and an expansive kitchendining room; there’s ample space here for a large family to enjoy or to entertain guests, as you can also spill out onto balconies from both of these areas. There’s also a further room on this ﬂoor which would serve e ually well as a reception room, study or ﬁfth bedroom. A large sunroom, currently used for the bedding and cultivation of plants, leads off from the integral double garage, adding to the endless versatility of Tamar. Outside, a spacious brick paved terrace keeps maintenance low, while the combination of clever planting in the borders and mature shrubs brings life and colour to the garden. The South West Coast Path is immediately accessible from the village, for those who love to e plore, and a little further aﬁeld the traditional Cornish ﬁshing village of Mevagissey has an active harbour at its heart, home to a small ﬂeet of ﬁshing boats. This is truly an opportunity to experience Cornwall’s south coast at its very best.
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With such a buoyant market in Cornwall, we take a look at some luxury Carbis Bay properties, recently sold by Shore Partnership.
hore Partnership knows better than most that personality, taste and lifestyle deﬁne property. ith over 50 years' combined experience in Cornwall, the team draw on a rich and varied depth of knowledge, enabling them to provide clients with the best advice, enthusiasm and close attention to detail, as well as a stunning portfolio of luxury homes on the market of course! Here are just a few of the amazing properties that have just been sold.
Number 5 ith mesmerising sea views from eadland Road, it's no wonder that this sensational apartment was snapped up. Blending taste, style and durability, this contemporary bolt-hole was completely renovated and remodelled just a few years ago, creating elegant, calm and luxurious interiors. Just a short walk from the stunning white sand and blue waters of Carbis Bay beach, this is the ultimate coastal home.
St Margarets This beautifully proportioned garden apartment, in a much sought-after gated development, was a dream purchase for a discerning buyer. A full-width private terrace added to the versatility of this pied-a-terre, which was furnished and ﬁtted out to the highest spec. Overlooking a pretty woodland copse, and with direct access to
a woodland path leading down to the beach, you couldn’t wish for anything better.
The Sands This exclusive development offers the kind of low-maintenance coastal living that dreams are made of. From mesmerising sea views from the penthouse apartments of 25 and 28 The Sands, to the versatility of the garden apartment of number 7 and the uber-cool interiors of number 11 with its two private balconies, it’s no surprise that Shore Partnership has sold ten of these superb apartments!
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The Sands – a fine example of why buyers are looking to Cornwall
There’s no doubt that although these properties were all of the highest standard inside and out, it was also their truly unique location that attracted buyers. Carbis Bay is a gem in Cornwall’s crown – borne out by being the location of choice for his year’s Summit. ften beneﬁting from its own micro-climate and being quieter than the very popular neighbouring town, St Ives, you can see why this is a sought-after location for buyers.
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DISCOVER MORE Curious to know more about these incredible Cornish properties? If so, you can find out more by visiting: www. shorepartnership.com/sold
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OF SUCCESS Cornwall Home & Garden Show (formally Home & Lifestyle Show) recently celebrated its 10th year with triumphant success.
n Saturday 19th and 20th June, it was with eager anticipation that Cornwall Home & Garden Show opened its doors to visitors. This was an exciting moment, not only because of the lack of such events since the onset of the pandemic, but also because it marked ten years of success for this much-loved Cornish event. With Covid restrictions in place, the show (which was sponsored by Duke Stone, and supported by Shop Cornish and Cornwall Living) welcomed an impressive 4,000 visitors to peruse more than 130 exhibitors. And in the wake of the pandemic, as more than ever have found ways in which they would like to improve their homes, there was no shortage of inspiration, with stands covering ABOVE everything from homewares, interiors and Nothing beats gardens, to renewables and self-build. There face-to-face was also the ever-popular ‘A Bite of Cornwall’ advice from the food and drink market, offering show-goers a experts chance to grab a coffee or a bite and sit down RIGHT to chat through their new ideas. 'A Bite of Cornwall' Throughout the event, which took place food and drink at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre in market proved popular as always adebridge, conversation was ﬂowing and there was a palpable buzz among the stands. BELOW In fact, the exhibitors reported more interest With Covid than ever before from visitors looking for restrictions in place, the show new ways in which to approach their home was a roaring improvements, renovations and self-builds. success! Managing Director Andrew Weaver says: “It was a pleasure to see so many people out enjoying themselves. With this many visitors attending it was testament that human connection and treating the senses is something we all want back again, and it’s evident that you can’t beat face to face discussion and seeing the products in the real world. Being an event organiser, this has been a tough year, so the support we received is greatly appreciated. We now look forward to organising the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show in October.”
DISCOVER MORE Been contemplating a home improvement or self-build project? Then don’t miss the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show, taking place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge.
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REST ASSURED Currently running a huge half-price sale, now’s the time to improve the way you sleep with the help of Christie’s Furniture.
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here are many reasons to invest in a new bed. It could be that your kids have outgrown theirs, or perhaps that you’re tired of drawing an imaginary dividing line down the middle of yours and are ready to up-size. Alternatively, it could be that your current mattress is contributing to back pain – and when you remember that, on average, we spend up to a third of our lives in bed, it’s no surprise that the wrong mattress is a common cause for such ailments. Indeed, your bed is a very important part of how you furnish your home, and the time we spend in slumber can have a big impact on our waking lives. Having the right bed on which to rest your head can have a much more positive impact on your lifestyle than you think. For instance, an improved level of rest is thought by many to have a big impact on the way we learn and store memories, and while many think of sleep as a passive activity, our brains are far from dormant during the night. In fact, it’s at night that our brains store skills and information to more e cient and permanent parts of the brain,
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and it’s while you’re asleep that you effectively practise what you’ve learned during the day. Add to this the fact that getting a good night’s sleep will help increase your happiness and ability to think creatively, and also, according to some studies, help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes and obesity, and ensuring you have the right bed is really a no-brainer! Whatever your reason for upgrading your bed, at Christie’s Furniture and the Christie s Bed Shop in enryn, you ll ﬁnd a comprehensive range of beds for all budgets and requirements. Prices range from £99 all the way to £7,999, which means that whatever your budget, you re sure to ﬁnd the perfect sleeping solution to suit you, your home, and your pocket. In fact, business owner, Pete Blell recently unveiled the new Harrison Spinks pocket sprung bed studio, where you can ﬁnd everything you need to ensure the perfect night’s sleep. The superb range on display includes the new Pocket Sprung line from Harrison Spinks – an award-winning manufacturer of beds handmade in England. At Harrison Spinks, there’s no such thing as a standard bed. In fact, the collection is built on the idea that there is no perfect mattress to suit everyone. Each mattress contains the highest uality natural ﬁllings, a natural sleeping surface, and the most innovative pocket spring technology to ensure optimal weight distribution and therefore the utmost comfort.
The best part about all of this, however, is that Christie’s Furniture is currently running a huge half-price sale on everything in store, so if you’re tired of sleepless nights, be sure to pop in and check out what the team has to offer. And we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the selection, with no fewer than different beds and mattresses on display! So what are you waiting for? As we all look forward to a time when we can once again get out and make the most of time with our nearest and dearest, now’s the time to rest up and ensure you have the energy you need to enjoy the summer!
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DID YOU KNOW? Whether your style is classic or contemporary, Christie’s has a superb range of bedframes to complement your new mattress, so you’re sure to find the perfect combination to suit your home décor.
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THE SWITCH With the sun at its summer high, many are considering making the switch to solar power. ABOVE é Consultation, design and installation of solar PV solutions
id you know that as well as protecting your home or business from rising energy bills, solar PV installations also allow you to sell unused energy back into the grid? It’s no wonder, then, that solar PV (or solar photovoltaic is ﬁrmly among the s most popular renewable energy solutions. But it’s nothing new, really – it has been readily available to home and businesses for a number of years. The difference now, is that recent drops in price have made it far more accessible to homeowners. This means that more people than ever are switching to solar to protect themselves against hikes in energy prices. It works by converting the energy in the sun’s rays into the electricity used to power appliances. Energy generated is distributed to appliances around the home that are drawing power, and any unused energy can either be stored, or sold back to the grid. The latter is a great way to offset installation costs and as mentioned before, solar PV homes can expect to generate income from their energy supply for more than two decades! So who can help you make the switch? One of Cornwall and the south west’s leading providers is reen en . Since opening in 2011, the team have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to the consultation, design and installation of solar PV solutions, varying in size from small domestic installations, to large-scale commercial projects. As a
result, they can offer impartial advice on renewable installations – advice that’s offered on a case-by-case basis, ensuring it’s tailored to the unique requirements of your home or commercial project. Through GreenGen, your project will begin with a free-of-charge, no obligation survey – conducted so that the team can better understand your needs. This also allows them to answer any questions you may have around both solar and other renewable energy alternatives. From here, they will draw up a detailed and accurate quote, specifying the components that will be used, before breaking down the ﬁnancial and environmental beneﬁt of the system. And, due to the fast-changing nature of the solar industry, they are always happy to requote, should your requirements suddenly change. But just don’t take our word for it! The reen en website is home to a string of excellent testimonials from happy clients, and it’s fair to say that if you’re already contemplating making the switch to renewable energy, you’ll quickly see the beneﬁt of booking your free no obligation survey with the GreenGen team.
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MOVING? If so, we discover how M.J. Christophers & Son can help.
f you’re among the many looking to make a lifestyle change in the wake of the pandemic, be that moving overseas or relocating here in the Duchy, then there is a business that’s been tried and trusted for more than 45 years. Offering removals and containerised storage throughout the county – to both domestic and commercial clients – the M.J. Christophers & Son service also extends to Europe and around the world. What really sets the team apart, however, is their commitment to care on each and every removal, having succeeded over three generations by offering excellent value and second-to-none customer service. In short, your home and belongings could not be in safer hands. In 2019, company owner, Mike decided it was time to update their online presence, and so set about having a brand-new website developed. The goal? To help make your move, whatever the scale, as straight forward as possible. The website presents all the information you need, along with answers to the most frequently asked questions, in a concise and easy-to-manage format. The ﬁrst tab on the website you re likely to click is ‘Moving to Cornwall’. There, not only will you ﬁnd all the details you need on how to apply for a quote, you’ll also see a steady stream of excellent customer reviews. One
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such testimonial commends the “fantastic service from start to ﬁnish , while another details how Mike and co. were able to accommodate our move at very short notice and explains that they were “professional and e cient from the moment we had contact with them . Moving home is, without doubt, one of life’s most stressful experiences, so it’s reassuring to know that M.J. Christophers are there to help. And not just with the move from ‘a’ to ‘b’, either! As you move out of your old home, the transition period can often leave you needing to store your entire family’s belongings before being handed the keys to your new abode. While this may seem like a logistical nightmare, you’ll soon see – by clicking through to the ‘Storage’ page of the website – that the team can take care of that for you too. Based on either a long- or short-term basis, the team will load your furniture and goods into an empty container at your home, before storing it at their facilities, where the most up-to-date security systems are in place – including smoke detectors and CCTV – to keep your belongings safe and sound. Alternatively, if you’re thinking about moving overseas, you’ll no doubt be feeling the pressure of what is, unquestionably, a very daunting task. But fear not; simply click on the ‘Overseas Removals’ tab and allow the page to guide you through the process. It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving a single item, or the entire contents of your home, either, because M.J. Christophers & Son have a network of agents around the world who work to their same exacting standards. This means they can arrange all removal documentation and offer full liability cover,
while at the same time undertaking quality export packing by professionally trained staff, ensuring your items are well protected during their journey. Wherever you’re moving, and whatever you’re taking with you, one of the biggest tasks is almost always packing. To help, M.J. Christophers & Son offer a full or part packing service. Alternatively, you can apply for a free starter pack, which includes quality packing materials that are designed to meet your every need and ensure your most prized possessions are kept safe and secure in transit. Finally, as if all of that isn't enough, you can also ﬁnd a selection of downloadable documents on the website, designed to help get your move underway. These include a ‘Helpful Hints and Tips on Moving Home’ sheet, as well as a ‘Moving Check List’, helping you to plan your move weeks in advance. And therein lies the ethos behind this exemplary Cornish ﬁrm whether you re moving to or from Cornwall, be that within the UK or around the world, the team strives to make one of life s most di cult e periences as stress-free and seamless as possible. And with a website arming you with all the information you’re likely to need, in addition to a host of ﬁrst class reviews from countless happy customers, it almost goes without saying that M.J. Christophers & Son come highly recommended.
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Have you considered renting your Cornish holiday home? If so, Cornwall Hideaways is looking to expand its portfolio…
DID YOU KNOW? Testament to the Cornwall Hideaways service, the team has been awarded a Five Star 'Gold Trusted Service' award by Feefo for 2021.
t Cornwall Hideaways, the team understands that your holiday home is just that – a home. That’s why they’re dedicated to managing your property with the same care and attention you would, to ensure it fulﬁls its potential. With tailored services to suit your needs, you can be as involved as you like, knowing that you and your guests are well looked after. They can take care of the day-to-day things for you, like recruiting and paying housekeepers, or if you’d prefer to look after things yourself, that s ﬁne too Cornwall ideaways has two o ces here in the Duchy – one in Truro, and one near Polzeath, in Trebetherick. The staff knows and loves each and every inch of the county too, meaning you can rest assured that your property is being looked after by local experts, who can give you plenty of advice on everything you need to know, from an initial rental forecast, to the names of tried and trusted suppliers. They cover properties that range from contemporary coastal living spaces, to cosy converted barns and eco homes by the beach. Thanks to its sister agency, Rural Retreats, Cornwall Hideaways is also able to spread your property details far and wide, with the additional marketing experience of an award-winning, nationally recognised brand. It also beneﬁts from the ﬁnancial
backing and experience of the Hideaways brand, which covers seven regional agencies across Norfolk, Suffolk, the Cotswolds, Dorset, the Isle of Wight, Yorkshire, and of course, Cornwall. Even throughout the Coronavirus crisis, the team has been offering special support to homeowners and their guests, giving them the information and advice they need to stay safe. They can even help ensure your property remains safe, for every guest, throughout this year and beyond. hether you re letting for the ﬁrst time or you’d like to move from another agency, this Cornish company makes getting started as simple as possible. With no restrictions on owner bookings, no joining or annual fee, plus competitive commission rates, as this stellar agency looks to expand its portfolio, now s the perfect opportunity to ﬁnd out more about the beneﬁts of letting with the experts at Cornwall Hideaways.
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Letting your holiday cottage through the right company can increase investment returns dramatically. We talk to Cornish Traditional Cottages to find out more.
f you own a holiday cottage in Cornwall then maximising the return on your investment will no doubt be high on your agenda, but where should you start? Cornish Traditional Cottages has been in the business since 1964 and offers expert advice when it comes to partnering with a letting agency. Being Cornwall based, Cornwall owned and Cornwall focused means that not only is the team ‘on the ground’ to help and support, they also have expert, insider knowledge of the local area. You may be looking to market your home for just a few weeks a year or year-round; either way, a ﬂe ible, bespoke approach will mean your holiday home will work better for you. Cornish Traditional Cottages understands this and the fact that each owner may be looking for something different. As Managing Director, George Edward-Collins explains: “If you don’t have the time or inclination to deal with marketing, sales or booking administration we’re happy to take all of that on for you. If however, you’re looking to market yourself and are looking for assistance then we’re happy to work with you on a joint marketing basis to make sure you can make the most from your holiday home.” George believes that offering expert, honest advice on everything from the dry but
important statutory responsibilities, to design, décor and even the duties of the housekeeper, is the key to a good working relationship and ultimately a successful level of occupancy and return: “Marketing is also a vital part of the process so I suggest partnering with an agency that offers an SEO-optimised website combined with digital and print marketing. We work hard to get your property seen in all the right places. Focusing on a combination of SEO, payper-click advertising and user experience, our website is at the heart of our business and is constantly updated to embrace new technologies and keep up with the changing habits of our customers.” With 40% of guests booking with Cornish Traditional Cottages year on year, and indeed some booking multiple times a year, it’s clear to us that this strategy is obviously working.
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Beautiful stays in Restronguet, St Ives and Falmouth.
Trebartha, Restronguet Creek Trebartha is a much-loved family home that oozes waterside comfort and relaxation. It boasts sweeping views, a stunning large garden and a decadent hot tub. It’s in a truly special location, overlooking Restronguet Creek on the River Fal, neatly tucked between the maritime town of Falmouth and the city of Truro. This is the perfect retreat for those looking for a tranquil Cornish escape. Walking into the home, you are instantly drawn to the stylish open-plan kitchen/ living dining area, which all beneﬁt from the show-stopping views. The home sleeps six guests across three comfy bedrooms, and comes with a family bathroom and one en suite. The garden at Trebartha is simply magniﬁcent. There is a spacious lawn and patio, along with a teak dining table, teak chairs and a Weber barbeque for al fresco feasts. There's even a hot tub, where you can live out indulgent evenings with a glass of bubbly. You will also be enchanted by the nearby Restronguet Creek and the surrounding River Fal area. The estuary is grand in its size, and has lots of tributaries and pretty villages to explore. Whether you’re hosting friends or family in Trebartha, we’re sure you’ll make memories for a lifetime, and ﬁnd serenity among the boats and banks of the River Fal.
01326 567838 www.forevercornwall.co.uk
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Spyrys Spas & Hot Tubs is a Cornish company specialising in hot tubs and swim spas to suit all needs and budgets.
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STAY Tregenna House, St Ives Situated in fabulous St Ives, Tregenna House is a beautifully styled, hidden gem providing a truly memorable setting for your holiday. This generously sized property can accommodate eight guests in style and comfort spread across two ﬂoors. Featuring four beautiful bedrooms, made up of two doubles, a twin and a bunk room, all served by two luxurious bathrooms, there is space for all the family. Catering for friends and family is easy here. Tregenna House boasts spacious open-plan living with a smart dining area and an enormous sinkinto sofa. ight ﬂoods in through the large sliding glass doors that lead out onto a Mediterranean-style patio; an area that invites al-fresco dining, with lounge chairs and added extras such as a pizza oven and state-of-the-art barbeque, providing a perfect setting for entertaining family and friends or sitting for a quiet brunch in the sun. An additional small courtyard to the side of the property houses a useful outdoor shower and surfboard rack; the ideal space for washing off after a day of fun on the beach. There is highly valued, off-site car parking for two cars with this property and that, combined with gorgeous interiors, fantastic indoor and outdoor space, plus a location right in the heart of the town, means you will love all that Tregenna House has to offer.
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Kingsbury House, Falmouth With four sumptuous bedrooms and three bathrooms (including the master en-suite), this exceptional house commands a superb position in the highly sought-after Stratton Terrace, ust a ﬁve minute walk from the town centre, and with outstanding views across the estuary thanks to its elevated locale. The ground ﬂoor features an open plan layout with a stylish and well e uipped kitchen that s deﬁned by granite worktops and a sociable breakfast bar. A fullwidth set of bi-fold doors lead out onto the expansive deck, ﬁlling the interiors with light and providing views from the comfortable sofa across the water towards the pretty village of Flushing. pstairs, two of the three bedrooms have their own private balcony, and with three bathrooms across both ﬂoors, there s ample space and comfort for up to eight guests to spread out. Enjoying the sunshine throughout the day, the spacious terrace is where you’re likely to spend most of your time, be it enjoying breakfast and coffee al fresco, a family barbeque in the afternoon sun, or an evening dip in the heated pool. Located in a quiet location, just a short walk from the bohemian town centre of Falmouth with its eclectic and trendy mix of bars, cafés, restaurants and independent boutiques, Kingsbury House is a tempting prospect indeed for a family or group of friends hoping to stay in one of Cornwall’s most popular seaside towns.
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YOURSELVES Don’t miss Dandy Lion: a brand-new, intimate storytelling experience for children and families this summer at Trebah Garden.
ABOVE Dandy Lion, an imtimate story telling experience at Trebah this summer
his magical, musical fable will be performed across the sub-tropical ravine valley garden from 29th July to 6th August, and tells the tale of Tevi, a uniquely special lion cub. In a heartwarming, coming-of-age story he discovers what it is to be the leader of a pride – a reminder to adults and children alike that our uniqueness should be our strength; after all, there are many ways to be a lion. Trebah Garden has teamed up with Cousin Jack’s – the Cornish family theatre company behind the annual production of The Mousehole Cat performed live in Mousehole every Christmas – for this family promenade storytelling event that takes you on a magical journey, culminating in a celebration of individualism on Trebah’s private beach. Expect beautiful puppetry, live music, and captivating storytelling. This is a unique opportunity for spirits to be lifted and humanity celebrated in a much-missed shared experience! Directed by Guy Watson, founder and Artistic Director of Cousin Jack’s, who produced and directed Operation Neptune for Trebah in 2019, Dandy Lion will feature Emily Faulkner and Oliver Longstaff, familiar faces to the garden from previous performances. New to Trebah this year are Little Angel Theatre trained puppeteers
Stacey Mitchell and Jennie Rawling. The score has been written by Cornish composer and musician Ben Sutcliff and will be performed live by Zaid Al-Rikabi. The story has been developed from an original idea by Guy Watson and has been written by Charlotte O’leary writer of Operation Neptune, and will be produced by Jonathan Bray and Guy Watson on behalf of the Trebah Garden Trust. Dandy Lion is suitable for families of all ages; however, it’s worth noting that due to the topography of the garden children and adults will be required to walk as the route is not suitable for buggies. This is just one of the many exciting events planned at Trebah this summer. From live concerts on the beach and performances in Trebah’s own open-air amphitheatre, to pop-up family adventures and comedy evenings, there is a performance for everyone this summer at Trebah Garden. Ever-popular, these shows sell out quickly so we recommend early booking – see you there!
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DISCOVER MORE The summer season at Trebah 13th August – an energetic, live music-fuelled adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in the amphitheatre. 26th August – Cornwall-based, world-class musicians will perform Bachís Double Violin Concerto in D minor, and the Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat major, guest will also be able to dine on this evening or collect a gourmet picnic to enjoy in the garden prior to the performance. 2nd to 3rd September – a pop-up polytunnel-comegreenhouse will be appear to host The Greenhouse, a family adventure into the senses of plants. 10th September – Trebah-regular, Mark Watson will be back to make everyone laugh again!
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aken wadventure... Athe We cannot wait to welcome you back to the park this summer, come and enjoy paddle boarding around the quarry and jumping into the water off the Aquapark. And for those wanting something a little more relaxing, we are excited to be re-introducing Open Water Swimming. Why not let the kids play on the aqua park, while you get some R&R swimming your cares away in our sea temperature lake?
Come and feel reconnected with nature and awaken your adventurous side at this idyllic hideaway, in the heart of Cornwall.
KERNOW ADVENTURE PARK, KESSEL QUARRY, PENRYN, CORNWALL, TR10 9BZ T: 07817 662 962 E: INFO@KERNOWADVENTUREPARK.COM
Join us on a private guided tour to remember
It will be the highlight of your holiday Experience the real Cornwall come rain or shine with its beauty, culture, heritage and hospitality. We offer a unique and personalised variety of day tours, with the opportunity to walk part of the South West Coastal Path, with a complementary traditional Cornish Cream Tea picnic at the end. For your convenience, you will be collected from your accommodation anywhere in Cornwall and driven in the luxury of our air-conditioned 8 seater VW, allowing you to sit back, relax and let your local guide do the rest.
BOOK NOW AND LET YOUR ADVENTURE BEGIN! WWW.EXPERIENCECORNWALLTOURS.COM BOOKINGS@EXPERIENCECORNWALLTOURS.COM TEL: 01872 396143
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Heading to the Cornish shores this summer? Live nearby and looking for an amazing day out? Well, this is the summer event for you!
ABOVE é Catch up with Paul and his foodie friends INSET Paul Ainsworth, festival founder
ravelling Feast, the brand-new food, drink and music festival touring the Cornish coast for the ﬁrst time this August, will be hosting some of Britain’s best-loved chefs and music artists as part of its journey across four stunning Cornish locations. Festival founder and host, Cornwall-based chef and restaurateur Paul Ainsworth will be leading the charge from 6th to 20th August, with each of the four destinations offering its own unique mix of music and food. Paul has invited a selection of Michelin-starred and award-winning chefs and their food trucks to join him, including Tom Kerridge’s Humble Pie Truck and James Martin’s Ice Cream Truck, who will be serving delicious treats alongside some stars of the Cornish foodie scene such as Porthilly Oysters and The Shellﬁsh ig, whilst the likes of aiser Chiefs, Sister Sledge and Faithless will keep everyone entertained. You can join this epic journey with them by either enjoying the festival from under the stars with your own tent or campervan, living it up in one of the exclusive glamping tents, or just coming down for an evening of amazing food, chefs and brilliant music acts at a stunning location. If you’d like to go all out, then the Adventure Ticket is for you. Taking place over four days at Roscarrock Farm, ticket holders will have passes for the two festival
nights at the Royal Cornwall Showground, as well as having access to exclusive campsite sets from Judge Jules and The Cuban Brothers, a brunch cruise around Padstow with a Cornish menu from chef Niall Keating and the aradise Carriage, ﬁreside chats with celebrity chefs, yoga, and outdoor movies. Paul Ainsworth, Chef Proprietor of The Ainsworth Collection, says: “I’ve always wanted to go to a festival where the food takes centre stage, with great music and entertainment, topped off with a series of stunning locations in one of the most beautiful places in the world – my home, Cornwall. To be able to launch Travelling Feast is so exciting, and we’re all on a mission to create long-lasting, happy memories, as well as showcasing some of the region’s amazing producers and the country’s top chefs. After the challenging year we’ve had, I think we all need some joy in our lives and hope Travelling Feast will do just that.” Tickets are available to buy now; to secure yours, and to ﬁnd out more about this exciting summer event, be sure to visit the Travelling Feast website.
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DISCOVER MORE You can join the party at the following locations: BOCONNOC ESTATE Lostwithiel: 6th to 7th August Three nights’ camping or glamping available (6th, 7th and 8th August) SCORRIER HOUSE Nr. Redruth: 15th to 16th August Three nights’ camping or glamping available (14th, 15th and 16th August) ROYAL CORNWALL SHOWGROUND Wadebridge: 18th to 19th August Three nights’ camping only available (17th, 18th and 19th August) ADVENTURE TICKET AT ROSCARROCK MANOR FARM Port Isaac: 17th to 20th August Four nights’ camping or glamping available (17th, 18th, 19th and 20th August)
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THE ONLY DESIGNATED ADVENTURE SPORTS SHOP IN CORNWALL We stock a full range of SUPS, wetsuits, Surf boards and all associated equipment. We have the only designated custom scooter building workshop in Cornwall. Stocking all the high end and highly desired scooter components.
CONTACT UNIT B ST JOHNS BUSINESS PARK PENZANCE ROAD, HELSTON, TR13 8HN INFO@THEEDGEOFADVENTURE.CO.UK
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COCKTAILS IN TEA POTS... Our Afternoon Tipsy Tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, afternooon cakes and a Cornish cream tea along with 4 cocktails. £35 for 2 sharing an Afternoon Tipsy Tea
...OR SHARE A TIPSY TAPAS! A cold tapas sharing board for 2 which includes a selection of Olives, Salami, Chorizo, Prosciutto Ham, Pepperoni stix, Soft cheese, Tomatoes, Crackers, Pistachios and Cashews. Not forgetting 4 cocktails all for £35!
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Visit Trereife House and Gardens, near Penzance, and join a house tour, by the owner, of this beautiful and historic Queen Anne Manor Tours: 2.30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost £15 (adult) are bookable online: www.trereife.co.uk Use code ‘cornwallliving’ for 10% off your visit Quality bed and breakfast and self-catering acommodation available
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BELOW A wide selection of local produce,
A new delicatessen, The Cornish Kitchen, comes to Falmouth with shelves stocked full of luxury, locally sourced products.
t was actually the Cornish pasty that drew the Frankiss family to Cornwall, when in 2017 they moved to the Duchy to take over a pasty shop in Falmouth, Their very popular pasty café, Oggies Cornish Kitchen, is an extension of the family’s love of food and Cornwall. However, knowing that there is so much more to Cornish food than the pasty, they wanted to ﬁnd a new and additional way to celebrate the plethora of amazing Cornish food producers across the county. The answer came in the shape of The Cornish Kitchen, a luxury deli that opened its doors last month to great acclaim, showcasing the unusual and the artisan. We caught up with owners Rebecca and John who told us: e have been very lucky to ﬁnd a premises very close to our existing shop with an outside seating area. This new space will allow us to share our love of all Cornish food and to showcase a wide range of local producers and artisans.” Expect Cornish culinary delights such as Cornish Charcuterie, Popti crackers and Little od tru e oil fresh produce from atrick s atch and Roots and Shoots and a carefully curated selection of local wines, cider and Cornwall’s only organic gin 'Land of Saints', from The Cornish Spirits Drink Company. Rebecca adds: “We are also developing a strong vegan and gluten-free section as this is very important to us. We will be carrying
ReRooted Milks – organic, plant-based alternatives supplied in cute glass bottles. The bottles can be brought back and exchanged for a new one. We then return the used ones to ReRooted who recycle and reﬁll the bottles – we really love this idea of a no waste circuit.” The ethos is very much to champion small growers and producers, but John and Rebecca will be led by demand and are happy to source any special products at their customers' request. They also offer a fantastic local area delivery service for any orders over £10. This is ideal if you would like to order a particular cheese to end your dinner party, fancy sampling one of their great deli plates or want a night off the cooking with their tasty range of bake-at-home dishes – all delivered direct to your door!
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DID YOU KNOW? The Cornish Kitchen has a pretty outdoor patio area where you can enjoy a glass of wine and sample a small plate, or relax with a barista coffee (local of course!) and a pastry and happily while away an hour watching the world go by.
DISCOVER MORE The Cornish Kitchen is open daily from 9am to 5pm. If you have any specific requirements please don’t hesitate to chat with one of welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable team who will be happy to help you source your next foodie treat!
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Falmouth Black Rock is an exciting Cornish Gin in a stunning ceramic bottle, designed to match our fabulous landscape.
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Capturing the essence of Cornwall in a truly unique bottle.
INSET The bottle takes design cues from naval history
BELOW The perfect accompaniment to summer
s the Haigh family was sat one sunny day, watching the gig rowers come in for a celebratory postrace drink at The Ferry Boat Inn, Helford Passage, a dream was born. What they saw, was a close-knit Cornish team whose success was based on teamwork, and they decided that they wanted to capture that…in a bottle! So it was that the journey began to create a rum that could be enjoyed equally as a sipping rum or in a cocktail. After testing various blends of ﬂavours, branding, and bottle designs, Mainbrace Rum was born, capturing the punch of agricole from Martinique and the sweetness of a Guyanese rum; a combination of tastes that had never been exclusively bottled before and giving a nose initially dominated with notes of dried fruits and toffee, followed by those of sweet apple and spices, ﬁnishing long and smooth with a subtle warming spiciness, making for an extremely wellbalanced rum. The stunning design of the Mainbrace bottle takes inspiration from naval history, and the barrels known as grog tubs; while its very name encompasses the courage, loyalty and teamwork needed to ‘splice the mainbrace’ as well as embodying the spirit of celebration and hard-won victory of those gig rowers.
Mainbrace Rum was launched at London’s RumFest in October 2019, where fellow rum enthusiasts were given the ﬁrst opportunity to e perience its comple ity of ﬂavours. The Haighs concentrated their efforts on making Mainbrace Rum available in its birthplace… Cornwall. And it wasn't long before the rum took off. Now available to purchase in bars across Cornwall, this tempting tipple has won a string of awards, including Gold at the World Rum Awards, Double Gold at the World Spirits Competition and Gold at The Spirits Business Awards, to name just a few! ith its seafaring roots, it s ﬁtting then that Mainbrace has announced a partnership with the Port of Falmouth Sailing Association (PoFSA). The partnership will involve the sponsorship of the Mainbrace Rum Race for the Carrick Fleet, which will take place during Falmouth Sailing Week on Wednesday 11th August 2021. So, while you’re watching the racing unfold why not do it with a glass of Mainbrace Rum in hand!
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DISCOVER MORE You can get your fill of Mainbrace Rum from North Coast Wines in Bude, John’s Liquor Cellar in St. Ives and Truro as well as online from Drink Finder, Ellis Wharton Wines, Master of Malt, The Whisky Exchange, and Mainbrace’s own website.
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Distilled and crafted in North Cornwall MADE with UNIQUE BOTANICALS and CORNISH SPRING WATER
COME AND SEE OUR DISTILLERY! Open from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and Sundays 10am to 4pm Pink House on A39 Penvose Cottage, St Tudy, PL30 3NP
Buy online at: www.rockgincornish.com or call 01208 851718
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FOR THE tea lovers
The new Cornish Tea website is live, with a host of features tailored towards making your daily cuppa that extra bit special.
ornish Tea & Coffee has to be one of the fastest moving businesses in the Duchy. Bearing in mind that company founder, Duncan Bond, only came up with the idea on New Year’s Day in 2012, it’s almost unbelievable that only nine years on, the company has its own o ces, warehousing, a delivery ﬂeet and even its own factory – all right here in the Duchy! As a business that’s always looking for ways in which to raise the bar and set new industry standards, Cornish Tea & Coffee stands in the vanguard when it comes to the sustainable production of tea and coffee, and is constantly adding to and developing its range of sustainable products. It’s also continuously on the lookout for ways in which to make the customer experience that much easier, which is one of the reasons behind the launch of the brand new Cornish Tea & Coffee website (cornish-tea.co.uk). With the full range of tea and coffee available to browse and buy, the website has been designed to make buying your favourite brew easier than ever. If you’re buying for yourself, you ll ﬁnd a handy
‘Cuppa Calculator’ which you can use to work out exactly how much tea or coffee you need – based on your average consumption. Once you’ve calculated what you need, it’s a simple case of clicking ‘place your subscription’, and you can rest assured that you’ll never run out of your favourite brew again. This doesn’t just work for tea, either, and just a quick look on the ‘Coffee’ tab is enough to see that the range of both beans and ground coffee has a little something for everyone. Add to all of this a host of sundries, accessories and gifts, including a selection of Cornish Tea & Coffee hampers, and if, like us, you treasure those precious moments spent over a steaming cup of your favourite hot drink, a visit to the new Cornish Tea website comes highly recommended.
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BELOW Head online and check out the range!
DID YOU KNOW? Cornish Tea & Coffee also offer a range of barista services, including the supply, maintenance and servicing of top-of-the-range espresso machines and even barista training. To raise your business’ coffee game, simply visit www.cornishcoffee.com
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For those keen to indulge in a spot of retail therapy, here are just a few fantastic products from some of our favourite local suppliers.
f you re in need of some shopping inspiration this summer, then look no further than our great directory of local suppliers, producers and makers. From interior inspiration for you home and ideas for your wardrobe, to thirst uenching tipples and art inspired by the coast, you really are spoiled for choice!
Hand-knitted hat The Naked Sheep nitted by hand from a blend of acrylic yarn and wool, this one off hat has been decorated with a fabric ﬂower with lace and tassel detail. The aked Sheep has a large selection of hand knitted hats, all in acrylic yarn and wool which the company owners have spun themselves. There are hats for everyone too, from babies to adults, with male, female and unise designs available. t for an adult si e hat, why not treat yourself to something truly uni ue www.etsy.com/shop/thenakedsheep3
Hand-knitted fingerless gloves
The Naked Sheep
The Naked Sheep
This piece has been handknitted from acrylic yarn and wool, decorated with a crochet ﬂower with lace and tassel detail, and is fastened with a single diamant or decorated button. This one off piece will not be knitted in this colour scheme again, however more colours and designs are available online. t 5, these are a fantastic addition to any outﬁt, or to give as a gift.
ecorated with a fabric ﬂower, with lace ribbon and tassel detail, the pictured design is a one-off and won’t be repeated in these colours again. With a wide range of options for this style of glove, in both acrylic yarn and home spun wool, these gloves are priced at ust a pair, making them a must for anybody planning their uni ue winter wardrobe ahead of time.
The Naked Sheep
The Naked Sheep
This bright, eye catching scarf is one of a kind. ecorated with three ﬂowers, it s guaranteed not ust to catch the eye, but to be warm and practical for the wearer, too. There is a large selection of scarves on the aked Sheep website – each knitted by hand, and each uni ue. There are bright colours for when you want to stand out, plus a range of more subdued patterns as well. t ust 5, they are great value for money, and being knitted from acrylic yarn makes them a great gift for anybody.
The aked Sheep has two ranges of hand knitted cardigans, designed for children, from new borns up to the age of eight. nitted using home spun wool, in the natural colours of the ﬂeece, the colour blend is uni ue. n the website you will also ﬁnd an e tensive range of cardigans knitted in acrylic yarn these yarns are shop bought, suitable for vegans and for those who can’t wear wool. There are also some adult si es available in the acrylic range, with prices varying from si e to si e and depending on the material.
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3 Tier Harbour Village - 8 House
Avon R Wingcap Derby Brogue
Coast Interior Accessories
This stunning, handcrafted 3 tier arbour illage 5 is made in Falmouth. It s available in various si es too, from one small cottage to impressive three tier house harbours the artist works with Cornish Slate and reclaimed wood and driftwood, creating beautiful pieces of art for your home. Bunting colours can be chosen, and even the boat codes can be personalised.
With a vision of bringing sustainable handmade footwear to the forefront, the family team at Timeless Shoes believe such items should be a must in every wardrobe, and these handmade brogues are a superb e ample of the uality you can e pect from each and every pair they stock. Solid, tough and durable thanks to oodyear welting, these shoes should be seen as an investment and if cared for, they will last a lifetime. hat s more, 5 of proﬁt goes to charity
Cornish Milk Mineral Paint
Made in Cornwall
The Grey Lurcher
The Cornish Makers
Cornish Milk Mineral aint – now stocked by Falmouth s rey urcher – makes transforming your furniture, home and garden a bree e, leaving you with a professional and beautiful ﬁnish every time. ne of a range of products from this truly sustainable brand, Cornish Milk Mineral aint aligns with The rey urcher ethos, to curate a range of design led products that are not only beautiful, functional and practical, but also kind to the world around us.
The Cornish Makers shop is situated in Tinners Court, in the heart of Truro. It is a collective of more than 3 different artists, makers and food producers, and all pieces in the shop are handmade in Cornwall by the talented stockists. ictured here is a felted picture by Cankan Felt a Copper and ood amp from ober ighting a Ceramic Mug by Carolin anelt and a S uare and Round Candle from the St Ives Candle Company, all currently available at The Cornish Makers store
Mojave Large Planter Newlyn Maids
Founded on a love of all things home and living, with the aim of providing on trend accessories to suit everyone, ewlyn Maids works hard to source products that are made with care. In fact the team only stock items that adhere to the minimum standards set within the thical Trading Initiative Base Code. art of the Mo ave collection, and available online and in store for ust 3, this uni uely gla ed planter promises to make a fabulous addition to your collection of botanicals. www.newlynmaids.co.uk
Gwithian large vase Jo Downs Handmade Glass If you re looking for a little piece of Cornish sea to add to your home d cor, this striking fold form vase might be ust the thing. Inspired by the Cornish coast and measuring appro imately cm high, each piece is handmade and hand coloured for an entirely uni ue, stunning and vibrant result. www.jodowns.com
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New seasonal ranges are now in stock at Weird Fish, ready for those looking to build their ultimate summer wardrobe.
ABOVE Designed for life's everyday adventures RIGHT New summer ranges now in stock! BELOW Pop in store and discover what sets the Weird Fish style apart
asual clothing made for life’s everyday adventures, Weird Fish clothing is inspired by the great Cornish coastline, with stores located in Falmouth, Newquay and St Ives. Established in 1993, Weird Fish was born with one simple mission: to produce well-priced, well-made, and distinctive clothing that easily become instant feel-good favourites. Weird Fish opened its Falmouth store on Church Street back in 2018, with its bright and contemporary design, bringing the outdoors indoors with its splashes of greenery throughout, and a cheeky view of the sea out the back window. ith summer fully here, you will ﬁnd all your seasonal favourites in-store, from patterned organic cotton dresses, stylish swimwear, summer shirts, vibrant shorts and staple accessories such as beach bags and ﬂip ﬂops. ou will be ready to hit that beach in no time! With a pledge for 80% of their products to be made from sustainable or recycled materials by the end of 3, you ll ﬁnd a host of sustainable fabrics in-store, from organic cotton and recycled polyester to bamboo, so you can shop in the knowledge that you will not only look good, but feel good too. Like what you see? If so, pop over to our competitions from page 93, and ﬁnd out how you could win a £200 Weird Fish Clothing voucher. That’s your summer wardrobe sorted!
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Shining An eco-friendly diamond business combining ethics with aesthetic.
Ethical, lab-grown diamonds that don't cost the earth
t was in a laboratory at General Electric in the 95 s that the ﬁrst man made diamond was created. Born from a small diamond seed , these ﬁrst diamonds were not grown for gemstones but as functional diamonds for industrial, computational, health care, and scientiﬁc applications. Consisting of carbon atoms, they display similar chemical and the same optical characteristics as a natural diamonds and are graded in the same way, but it has only been in relatively recent years that engineered diamonds have become viable for ﬁne ewellery. It was an appreciation of ﬁne ewellery that was the catalyst for laine Reffell s relationship with lab made diamonds. laine was given a pair of earrings as a birthday present, but these differed to her other ewellery in the fact that the diamonds in them weren t mined, but created in a laboratory. laine e plains: It didn t matter to me that they weren t mined diamonds. I couldn t tell the difference, they were every bit as beautiful and meaningful and I was fascinated with how they had been made. laine s aim was to source beautiful lab made diamonds that came without the conﬂict and the associated price tag. Several
BRIGHT years of research and travel led laine to ﬁnd a supplier who was producing diamonds in a laboratory that were every bit as beautiful and strong as their mined counterparts. She set up her earth friendly diamond business, thica iamonds, in and has been able to combine ethical good practise with e cellent customer service. ven most lab grown diamonds have an associated carbon footprint and emissions and the pricing of these stones is ﬁ ed against the mined diamond market, which she believes is unethical. ith all this in mind, laine is proud to only work with laboratories who share her ethos. thica iamonds is currently the only supplier in the south west of pure, lab grown diamonds from the iamond Foundry the world s ﬁrst certiﬁed, ero carbon footprint producer of diamonds where production is hydropower, meaning ero emissions. laine tells us: e work closely with our suppliers and are pleased to say that we're the only business of this kind in the . e are able to bring people an ethical diamond at a time when everyone is looking deeply into the origins of what we purchase. othing that has been dug
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INSET Elaine and her husband on their own special day
up from the ground can ever be free from environmental impact to the seabed, wildlife or climate. ur belief is that if something is given from the heart, symbolising a special time such as an engagement, the birth of a child, an anniversary or a wedding, its production should not be associated with any humanitarian environmental harm or suffering. thica iamonds has its home in Truro – a beautiful, welcoming showroom where customers can come, by appointment, to choose their piece of ewellery. There is the option to select from a catalogue of designs, or laine and her team are happy to take customers through the bespoke process. They will help couples to design their own ring, which is then lovingly made by their own very talented eweller who lives nearby. In keeping with the ethos of the business, the metals used, be it gold or platinum, are predominantly recycled. Customers are able to select every element of their diamond, from the cut, to the shape and the si e. If a bespoke ring has been chosen, then sketches will be done and silver or wa samples made up so that they can see the proportions and get a good idea of a sense of scale.
laine e plains: e often ﬁnd that people have seen something they like at Tiffany, Beaverbrooks or Boodles and want to recreate it using an ethically made diamond. Many of our customers have a science background and, having researched the product, have discovered that there is an ethical alternative to purchasing a mined diamond, that also saves them money. ach appointment takes around two hours, which shows the love and care that everyone at thica puts into their work. laine s daughter mily has now oined the family business, becoming a valuable part of team. The reason why we do what we do is all about the customer e perience and their ourney – it is such a lovely time to be involved with a couple who have recently become engaged, says mily.
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times ahead The namesake of a three-bearded rockpool fish in its hometown of St Ives, the artistic reach of Whistlefish has extended well beyond its base in the south west.
ABOVE Discover the inspiring range of products on the shelves of Whistlefish é
ounded by artist Lyn Thompson, Whistlefish designs and prints stunning greeting cards, art and stationery, as well as providing the discerning shopper with a range of beautiful gifts, especially perfect if you’re buying for somebody who holds Cornwall close to their heart. From originally starting out 25 years ago as a greeting card wholesaler, the company now has galleries throughout the south west in all classic Cornish beauty spots, including St Ives, Padstow and Newquay. Named after a three-bearded rockpool ﬁsh in its hometown of St Ives, histleﬁsh is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary. Indeed, despite the challenges of the past year, it is still a time for optimism at histleﬁsh, with the galleries all receiving a complete refresh in . Filled with beautiful products designed by both existing and exciting new artists who have joined the family, wherever you are in the south west, the team’s range of artisanal wares are never out of reach.
The range of cards produced by histleﬁsh has evolved over the years and is now extensive enough to cover all occasions, for all manner of recipients. What’s more, with a team of talented designers based at their Cornish , histleﬁsh are constantly producing and releasing fresh new card designs throughout the year. ver the years, histleﬁsh has built up quite a following of long-term customers who already love the brand, and with plans in place for continued growth into , it seems that there is a bright and arty future for this much-loved Cornish company.
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A HIDDEN GEM A rare, legacy jewellery business has, for almost a quarter of a century, been at the heart of Cornwall's cathedral city.
limek Jewellers, an established family business, ﬁrst opened its doors in Truro in ovember 99 . wner, arol limek, started his career in the ewellery business as an apprentice for a well known ewellers in Maidstone, ent. e studied all aspects of the ewellery trade and became a very knowledgeable gemmologist. e went on to work for many important businesses all over the world including Mappin ebb in nightsbridge and two ewellery companies in South frica, where he became ac uainted with several of the important diamond companies there. uring his career he served royalty and many famous people, including lton ohn, supplying them with rare diamonds and gemstones, often fashioned into ewellery or ust as collection pieces. In 9 , when he was about to return to ngland from South frica, he was asked by an important diamond company to travel to Brunei to sell diamonds to the Sultan for his collection as well as e uisite gemstone ewellery for his wives. This led to several years of travelling back and forth at the re uest of the Royal Family of Brunei. t that time, he owned a ewellery business in Tunbridge ells and then later moved to France. In 99 , the decision was made to return to his wife s Cornish roots so that their
children could have a stable senior school education. arol was a well loved, e tremely knowledgeable and skilled person in many ﬁelds. is thirst for knowledge knew no bounds. In he was made a Member of the ational ssociation of oldsmiths in recognition of his contribution to the industry. is generosity and kindness touched many people who remember him fondly. fter his sad, sudden passing, his wife, Bettina has continued to run the business, maintaining his honest, fair ethos and encouraging all staff who work there now, and in the past, to study the fascinating ﬁeld of ewellery and gemmology – with all education being fully funded by the business. The time has come for Bettina to spend more time with her children and grandchildren who are scattered around the world. So, it is with much sadness, she will be saying goodbye to many very special customers. The shop now has a retirement sale running, which will continue until stocks are low, so this is the ideal time to ac uire your own stunning hidden gem.
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BELOW Karol receiving his honorary membership of the National Association of Goldsmiths
DID YOU KNOW? There are lots of wonderful pieces of jewellery on sale, many of them bespoke, created around gemstones purchased over the years. There are superb bargains to be had so don’t miss out – be sure to visit Klimek Jewellers at their Lemon Street store very soon!
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contemporary jewellery gallery & school www.victoriasewart.com
Pops of Colour for Summer of contemporary, handcrafted designs
Colourful creations Innovative designs Wearable art
For our online shop and Jewellery making classes visit us at:
T: 01752 220011 (Gift vouchers available) Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery 39 Southside Street, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2LE
Little Jem’s Jewellery 41 Market Place TR18 2JG Penzance T: 01736 351 400
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Showcasing local artists and art galleries 1. CSCAPE ART
2. PADSTOW GALLERY Cli
oisting Sales by Sarah Blakey
ine Crags by Jo Ellis
Being in Cornwall has certainly inﬂuenced the style of this gallery, which focuses on contemporary semi abstract originals, e ploring the concept of edges and boundaries – where land meets sky celebrating the lines and patterns of our countryside, and ruggedness of our natural coastline. truly independent gallery with an obsessive attention to detail, style and uality, pop in for a friendly welcome, or take the virtual gallery tour online and en oy the monthly e hibitions and new collections from the comfort of your own home.
Sail oft mporium anti ues and collectables , The Craft iln Cornish crafts and Cscape rt are part of The ld orkshop, ne t to the main Charlestown car park. Many originals, prints and cards by artist Sarah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey are available at the gallery. pen daily during the season, .3 am to 5.3 pm.
THE OLD WORKSHOP, CHARLESTOWN PL25 3NJ 01726 66639 | www.theoldworkshopcharlestown.co.uk
11 LANADWELL STREET, PADSTOW PL28 8AN 01841 533435 | www.padstowgallery.co.uk
3. LISA HARKER
Cornish Scene by Lisa Harker rtist isa arker always dreamt of moving to Cornwall. ow, having been here for more than a decade, she draws inspiration from the beauty of her surroundings. This friendly gallery lies in the heart of the cathedral city of Truro, offering uirky art at affordable prices. pen Tuesday to Saturday, am to pm, be sure to pay isa and the team a visit 8 PYDAR MEWS, TRURO TR1 2UX |
lisaharkerart | www.lisaharkerart.co.uk
5. ALCHEMY TILES
Celtic Turtle by Mel Chambers
Cornish made, individually hand carved tile rather than painted by Mel Chambers, lchemy Tiles using ancient 3th century inlay techni ues. ach piece is held eternal in earth and time. Commissions welcome. THE STUDIO, GOLDMARTIN GARAGE, SAMPYS HILL, MAWNAN SMITH, FALMOUTH TR11 5EW
4. SUSY WARD CERAMICS la ed essel by Susy Ward
iscover ama ing pottery, stunning bespoke tableware and much more when you visit Susy ard Ceramics. ith commissions from the church, commercial sector, restaurants and individuals having designed and produced the awards for the Cornish Business wards 6, we highly recommend visiting Susy ard s studio – open to visitors by appointment. KROWJI, REDRUTH TR15 3AJ | 07855 102598 email@example.com | www.susywardceramics.com
07768 193848 firstname.lastname@example.org |www.alchemytiles.com
6. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM
The Cornish Coast aka Two irls and a og, 9 by Laura Knight (1877 – 1970)
e traordinary breadth of her talent is celebrated in the e hibition Laura Knight: A Celebration, which runs until 6th September.
ame aura night was one of the th century s most proliﬁc British artists. er career spanned nearly years and the
PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM, MORRAB ROAD, PENZANCE, TR18 4HE 01736 363625 | www.penleehouse.org.uk
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7. COWHOUSE GALLERY Cremyll by Jean Foulds
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
8. ATISHOO GALLERY
Mapped Out White Light by Kit Johns Atishoo Gallery is a family business with a fantastic selection of original paintings and prints, many produced by owners Liz Hackney and Paul Clark. The gift shop also sells pottery, glassware, jewellery, art cards and homewares. Atishoo can be found in a pretty courtyard opposite the old Charlestown Methodist Chapel. Liz and Paul also have an onsite bespoke picture framing workshop. Please see the website for opening times.
9. CORNWALL STUDIOS LTD Breathe... by Jacquie O’Neill
Hand drawn by Jacquie O’Neill, her artwork is inspired by rolling storm swells, crystal-clear coves and a passion for surﬁng, paddle boarding and wild swimming. Working from her studio in north Cornwall, the scent of the sea ﬁlters into each colourful drawing, translating feelings into the visual, invoking heart-warming adventures and treasured moments by the
71 CHARLESTOWN ROAD, CHARLESTOWN, ST AUSTELL PL25 3NL 01726 65900 | www.atishoogallery.co.uk
ocean. Prints, cards, originals and commissions available. www.cornwallstudios.com | 07463 777603
10. BESPOKE SURF
Handcrafted home décor by Michael Jenkin
07856 594414 | www.bespokesurf.co.uk
Hand-crafted, surf-inspired home décor and furniture made by Michael Jenkin of Bespoke Surf. Offering bespoke commissioning of pieces such as this coffee table with custom inlay to the ﬁn, featuring mother of pearl, ebony and stone, to give a truly unique and personal touch. A range of pieces can be made, from picture frames, coat hangers and mirrors, to full length decorative wall-hung boards and coffee tables.
11. WAVE 7 GALLERY
Summer Winds by Lenny Cornforth 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
12. STEVE SLIMM STUDIO
Deep in the Heart by Steve Slimm Great news – Steve’s studio near Praa Sands is open again! The impressive Aladdin’s cave-like space is full of delightful surprises for anyone serious about art. This framed oil painting (26x31cm plus frame – £722) is one in a series
of contemplative magical intimate woodland pieces. Feel free to visit and browse, without obligation. Text or call for an appointment.
THE OLD FACTORY STUDIOS, NEAR PRAA SANDS CROSS ROADS TR20 9RA | 07968 979367 www.transcendentalexpressionism.com
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A new children's book inspired by a love for the ocean.
DISCOVER MORE Coral and the Cornish Heart is available to buy from Waves Surf Art galleries in Porthleven and Falmouth or online at www.wavesgallery.co.uk.
he fear of illustrated children’s books being cast aside for screens is very real among modern parents, and with the reading of bedtime stories threatened to be taken over by digital home assistants, it’s with delight, relief, and a strong sense of pride that we discovered a new children’s book from Mike Lacey, conceptualised and written here in Cornwall Living’s home village of Porthleven! The book’s main character is Mikey. In real life, Mikey, aka Mike Lacey, is one of Cornwall’s leading surf art photographers. His passion for Cornwall and nature is revealed in his diverse portfolio of ocean photography, which in turn is revered by locals and visitors alike who are stunned by his ability to capture the ever changing form of the Cornish breakers. It was one photograph in particular though – a perfect heart caught in a breaking wave the night before his ﬁrst child was born – that inspired him and his wife to create their ﬁrst children’s book. Based on a true story, Coral and the Cornish Heart begins with the news that Mikey and his wife are going to have a baby. As with many new fathers, Mikey is a little nervous and takes to his beloved ocean with his camera to ask his underwater friends Ninja Crab Nina and Sophie the Seal for
their advice. The book then follows Mikey’s journey before the baby is born, in search of the perfect picture. Which he does, the day before his daughter Coral is born! We wouldn’t want to spoil your enjoyment so you ll have to read the book to ﬁnd out what happens next. It is a tale told from the heart. Written by Mike’s wife Lisa, the prose is gentle and lyrical, addressing those fears that nearly all new dads experience before their ﬁrst born arrives. The book is lovingly illustrated by Hermione Rose (@ hermioneroseillustration) cleverly combined with Mike’s ocean photography. The style is reminiscent of picture postcards bought as a child to send to Granny, evoking memories of beach days and bedtimes stories, salty hair and sandy toes.
ë ABOVE Photographer and founder of Waves Surf Art Gallery, Mike Lacey é INSET The photograph that started it all!
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Britannia Lanes invest in futuristic storage for Cornwall Britannia Lanes, a family-run moving and storage company with four locations serving the Southwest, have completed on the purchase of a warehouse just outside Falmouth which they plan to convert into a self storage depot, creating the most high-tech storage option in the Southwest and one of the most futuristic in the whole country.
The future of self storage.
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We take a look at some of the best businesses the valley town of Lostwithiel.
ound at the head of the estuary of the river Fowey, the valley town of Lostwithiel is home to an abundance of independent businesses, from hair and beauty salons, fashion emporiums and purveyors of all things vintage, to foodie havens offering diners an array of freshly prepared Cornish goodies. Put simply, you should certainly pencil a trip to Lostwithiel into your summer itinerary!
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The Romantic Englishwoman This unique and hidden gem (found at 33 Fore Street) has been a favourite destination for visitors to Lostwithiel for over 30 years. From treats and trinkets to cotton nightwear for ladies and children, plus beautiful cotton uilts you ll always be able to ﬁnd that special gift – beautifully wrapped and posted if you desire. Receive a special 10% Cornwall Living discount until 30th September 2021, when you show a copy of this magazine or if you can’t visit in person you can order online. Alternatively, call 01208 873818. www.romanticwoman.co.uk
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t number Monmouth ane you ll ﬁnd The air allery. Immediately welcoming thanks to a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the team here offer all aspects of hair design and stay fully up to date when it comes to all the latest trends, including balayage, foliage, root smudge and more. They also offer gents barbering, colouring and perming, stock products from Redken, oldwell and Moroccanoil, and offer a discounted reﬁll service on their entire range of professional shampoos and conditioners.
With an interesting vintage/retro corner, a selection of upcycled furniture, as well as lots of locally sourced crafts, Choughs is the place to go if you’re on the hunt for something unique. Also proud stockists of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Cornish Milk Mineral Paint, all furniture is painted on site, a process you can try for yourself with one of the team’s regular workshops. Open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, if you re looking to e plore ostwithiel s ﬁnest, then be sure to pay a visit to Choughs.
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Capitalising on Cornwall’s natural larder, at Bellamama Deli (24 Fore Street), the food is simply sublime. The team can be found baking fresh bread, quiches and cakes daily. What’s more, produce from the owners’ smallholding often makes its way onto the menu, including home-reared lamb and eggs from their own ducks and geese. Also serving takeaway coffee, sandwiches, pies and savoury goods (including goose egg scotch eggs, when the geese are laying!), plus a range of delicacies from their continental suppliers and a wide selection of Cornish cheeses, this is truly a must-visit for foodies.
Full of unexpected treasures, owners Martin and Annette, have built on a lifetime’s experience of buying and selling antiques. Specialising in galvanised planters, traditional olive pots from Turkey, quirky Indian painted furniture and more, the pair are happy to share their in-depth knowledge and passion for antiques to all who visit. ou ll also ﬁnd an enviable collection of vintage vinyl here including in jazz, funk, reggae and soul classics. From the weird to the wonderful this is a unique, must-visit place.
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Sweet Magnolias started as a vintage clothing store, but it blossomed into so much more. Inside, as well as collectable ceramics, china and decorative glass, you ll ﬁnd a entlemen s ounge with games, books and a place to check your messages. Upstairs are four more magical rooms with a curated collection of women’s clothing and accessories you won t ﬁnd anywhere else. ot only that, for those who seek a classic style for the home, Sweet Magnolias stocks a selective range of mid-century modern furniture. In short, this is a must-visit, out-ofthe-ordinary emporium for anyone in search of the different.
oused in a lovingly restored, late s property on Fore Street the salon, and its beautifully laid out treatment rooms, provides a tranquil and relaxing environment where you can enjoy a massage or facial, manicures, pedicures, lash and brow treatments, bridal and prom make up, or indeed a spray tan or stand-up sunbed to enhance your glow. More advanced treatments such as electrolysis and cryosthetics are also available, all provided by friendly and highly ualiﬁed therapists who welcome new and loyal clients alike. lso stockists of ve Taylor ondon Skincare and The el Bottle Inc.
Heirlooms with soul Lancaster and Cornish Sian Cornish, Creative Director of Lancaster & Cornish, is a natural dyer, visual artist and educator whose work evolves with the seasons. Using ancient recipes of plant-based colours, infused with romance and a little bit of magic, she creates colours and patterns from the landscape ﬂora on silk. Featured in Emma (Universal Films) and with clients all over the world including etﬂi and Jamjar Flowers, she creates ribbons for weddings and events, and runs workshops on natural dyes and shibori from her Lostwithiel studio, as well as venues across Cornwall including Bedruthan otel and Spa.
With a family history in textiles, they are very much in Sian’s blood. Cornwall is home, and where the beautiful landscape, rivers and tides provide a constant source of inspiration. The studio’s seasonal collection of silk ribbons and accessories, launched in strictly limited quantities throughout the year, are heart-felt expressions of landscape. As well as ribbons, the studio creates and sells silk hair accessories and scarves, all crafted and dyed by hand in Cornwall. www.lancasterandcornish.co.uk
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IN THE HEART
of Cornwall Avalen Farm is delighted to open for weddings this summer!
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courtyard of traditional barns, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are being restored to create a unique rustic Cornish wedding venue – a two-year project in which four generations of a local farming family have been involved. Formerly a part of the Lanhydrock estate, as works come to a close, Avalen is shaping up to offer couples an unforgettable place in which to hold their special celebrations. The countryside setting provides an oasis of calm and tranquillity away from an increasingly busy world. Couples tying the knot here will have exclusive use of the site, with options that include a ceremony room for up to 100, or the ‘Big Barn’, which seats 130. The wedding courtyard, meanwhile, is perfect for pop-up caterers and a wonderful space for postceremony mingling and al-fresco dining beneath the Cornish summer sun. Both large and intimate weddings are catered for here, and couples have plenty of options to choose from. Not only are there two spaces in which to say ‘I do’, there’s also a separate bar and dining room, plus a romantic courtyard which is perfect for those all-important wedding photos. In fact, the wider setting is crying out for a photo shoot; tucked away in 100 acres of farmland, amongst rolling countryside and rambling hedgerows, you’ll be hard-pressed to ﬁnd a more idyllic and uintessentially
Cornish setting. You’ll be looking your best too, thanks to an onsite hair and beauty salon, and did we mention that the farm’s former Cart House has been stylishly converted to offer the bridal party somewhere to stay the night before the wedding? For happy couples hoping to stay, there’s a gorgeous honeymoon suite available, and for guests who wish to avoid being the designated driver, there’s further accommodation for up to 28 guests available at Avalen’s sister farm, Torview (torviewbarn.co.uk), just minutes away. Whatever your ideas, and whatever the size of your wedding, Avalen offers the perfect blank canvas. And as a family run business, the team are proud to be able to offer that personal touch to help craft a uni ue, ﬂe ible and rela ed occasion for you and your guests. So if you, like many, have placed your wedding plans on hold due to the pandemic and are now, once again, searching for the perfect Cornish venue in which to ﬁnally say I do , be sure to visit the Avalen Farm website and start planning your most special of days.
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ild Tipi provides beautiful Giant Hat Tipis for weddings and events across Cornwall and the south west. These graceful giants were seen blending into the landscape on picturesque cliffs, nestled into farms and on the grounds of stately homes. e catch up with Sam and Tim to ﬁnd out how the pandemic has affected them and how things are changing now that regulations are easing. “When large events were cancelled, it was a huge blow to us here at Wild Tipi,” explains Sam. “Not only did it mean an uncertain ﬁnancial future, but it was heartbreaking to see the emotional impact of these cancellations. Our couples were lost, and we often lacked clear guidance to help them through. “It has been indescribably wonderful to have restrictions lifted, and to see weddings and events starting to go ahead again,” continues Sam. “We have the busiest summer ever ahead of us now that weddings of more than 30 people are now allowed. Our feet haven t touched the ﬂoor since the st of June! “Of course, there are strict guidelines that we need to comply with to keep everyone safe, but it has been a joy to see these days happen at last.”
When Covid-19 swept in, and turned the world upside down, local business owners Sam and Tim Moore of Wild Tipi were left treading unknown waters.
So what’s next for Wild Tipi? Tim tells us: “We have made use of the time that lockdown has afforded us to work with some fantastic local businesses. We have also been working on a vision to have a permanent space for a Tipi set-up at our home. It is a farm, surrounded by undulating ﬁelds of green and not far from some magical pine woodlands.” “The aim,” Tim elaborates, “is to invite others into our spaces to hold nature-based workshops and corporate days focusing on re-connecting in nature. We are excited about the future. Wild Tipi always has and will continue to be about connections; to each other and the natural world. We believe that after such a wild year, we could all beneﬁt from some time in nature!” If you would like to ﬁnd out more about Wild Tipi or wish to enquire about hiring their new space in Ladock, be sure to get in touch, or visit the website to ﬁnd out more.
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KEEP THE ROTORS Cornwall Air Ambulance attends over 1,000 emergencies every year, all of which are funded by the generosity of the public.
ithout the generous support of the public, Cornwall Air Ambulance would not be able to reach seriously injured and unwell patients in their moment of need. From cake sales to challenge events, fundraising takes many shapes and involves people of all ages. Here are two stories of generous and committed children, raising money for their local air ambulance.
Fundraising in memory When seven-year-old Daisy’s grandad, Keith Simmonds, passed away in March 2021 she wanted to do a fundraising challenge in his memory. Daisy decided to run every day in April to raise money for Cornwall Air
Ambulance, the charity which helped him. Laura Simmonds explains their story and why her daughter Daisy wished to support the air ambulance. “Back in 2018, my dad Keith was painting the outside of the house when he started to get chest pain. Mum called 999 and a paramedic came out and after assessing him they conﬁrmed he was having a ma or heart attack and needed urgent care. He was driven to Porthleven Cricket Club where Cornwall Air Ambulance landed to take Dad to Royal Cornwall Hospital for specialist treatment. “My parents live roughly 20 miles from the hospital. Critical Care Paramedic Jeremy, who treated Dad, said they had only a matter
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of minutes to get him to hospital. When they arrived, he was taken into theatre to have a stent put in his artery that was 99% blocked. “If the Cornwall Air Ambulance had not arrived, my dad wouldn’t have survived. We can’t express enough how important the Cornwall Air Ambulance is, especially in a county as rural as Cornwall. The speed of the helicopter and the paramedics on board were just amazing and we could never thank them enough for saving his life.” In 2018, Keith featured in the New Heli Appeal campaign. The image of him with Daisy was used across Cornwall to promote the appeal for a new helicopter. Laura continues: “Dad always wanted to go to the Cornwall Air Ambulance base when he got better to make a donation, however that day never came. Sadly, following further health complications, he passed away this year. In memory of her grandad, Daisy set herself a challenge to run 65km in the month of April. Dad was 65 when he sadly passed away so we thought that number was appropriate. I thought it was lovely Daisy chose Cornwall Air Ambulance as it is something very close to our hearts and Daisy has her name on the new helicopter too.” In total Daisy raised £2,250 for Cornwall Air Ambulance, which she presented to the Critical Care team at the charity headquarters. Debbie Henshaw, Senior Fundraising Manager for Cornwall Air Ambulance, says: “Daisy is an amazing little girl. She raised an incredible amount of money in her grandad’s memory, which will help the next person in need – that is a very special thing. Community fundraising is at the heart of the charity and has been since it was founded. It really is lots of people doing their bit which keeps the helicopter ﬂying and saving lives. Patient turned fundraiser After running through a glass door at the age of three, Jack Davey was airlifted by the
Cornwall Air Ambulance crew from the Isles of Scilly to Royal Cornwall Hospital, a trip with a total distance of nearly 140 miles. e suffered signiﬁcant in uries and needed surgery on his face, neck and hand. Now 10 years old, Jack wanted to show his appreciation to the crew by fundraising for the lifesaving charity. Originally planning to cycle the same distance he was ﬂown in the helicopter, he exceeded his target and cycled a grand total of 200 miles, despite recently breaking his arm. Jack managed to raise an incredible £1,975 for Cornwall Air Ambulance through sponsorship and gift aid, smashing his target of £140. “I did about 16 miles every day until I got to 200 miles,” he explains. “I did about half on a turbo trainer, which is really hard work, and half on my mountain bike riding on the trails near my house.” He was supported throughout his challenge by his dad, Wayne Davey, a former Cornwall Air Ambulance and SAR paramedic. They often see the air ambulance ﬂying over their home in Carn Brea and said it is a constant reminder of how much the service is needed. Jack says: “The Cornwall Air Ambulance service is very important. It is a risky job that they do, especially when they have to ﬂy out over the sea to the Isles of Scilly, and it has saved lots of people’s lives.” For more inspiring tales like those from Daisy and ack, and to ﬁnd out what you could do to help raise funds for Cornwall Air Ambulance, be sure to head to the charity’s website.
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WELCOME TO The Cornish Seal Sanctuary team is incredibly excited to welcome three baby beavers to their site by the Helford river.
DID YOU KNOW? Wild beavers lived in Great Britain over 400 years ago before going extinct. They were mainly hunted for their fur and glandular oil, secreted from the base of their tail, thought to contain medicinal properties.
aking place in the large woodland area of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, the Secret Creek project has welcomed three baby beavers – Twiggy, Barbara and Norbert. Conservationists and beaver re-wilding campaigners across Britain are currently trialling many projects, re-introducing oncenative beavers into managed environments to study their impact on nature. Beavers are known as a ‘keystone species’. This is because their natural behaviour has a big impact on our landscape and wildlife. By damming waterways, beavers pool water, slowing the ﬂow in rivers and streams. This water ﬂoods an area, creating new wetland and attracting wildlife, providing a home and water source for many species. As wildlife conservation is at the heart of all the sanctuary’s efforts, the sanctuary decided to pair up with several conservation groups across the country to determine the best use of the large woodland area at the sanctuary. It was quickly decided that beavers would make an excellent addition to the sanctuary, providing them with the perfect habitat which will in return open doors for research to further study their impact on the environment. The sanctuary are planning various research projects to understand more about beaver behaviour in the wild and how they impact the environment they inhabit. It is
known that their presence is beneﬁcial and may even help to combat climate change. Beavers are very secretive creatures, mostly active during the night, which makes it di cult for the public to engage with these mammals. The aim of the ‘Secret Creek’ area at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary is to provide engaging educational content for visitors to learn about these enigmatic animals. Returning guests will see landscape changes happening over time, while there is always the possibility to catch a glimpse of the beavers hard at work. These three were given a second chance, and this is just the beginning of their story. Now, to help them provide expert care to the rescued beavers, carry out the vital ecological projects and introduce an exciting visitor centre, the sanctuary team need your help. Any donation big or small will go such a long way to help support this ama ing new adventure, that will beneﬁt so many for the future.
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