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his month has been an exciting one creating the ‘bumper’ March issue of Cornwall Living. Dan has been out and about across the county discovering some great activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether that be on water, land or two wheels, he discovered that Cornwall is the perfect paradise for an outdoor adventure – turn to page 16 to read the full story. The Duchy also offers a paradise of a different kind, one that provides a stunning backdrop to your wedding. Our Cornwall Living Weddings supplement has been a delight to put together, bringing back happy memories of my own Cornish wedding. From page 75, we are delighted to showcase a range of amazing venues for your special day, alongside ideas for catering, photography and much more. Meanwhile, Felix has been in conversation with none other than the voice artist who will be recognised by our younger readers (and their parents) as the voice of Mummy Pig! While not ‘jumping in muddy puddles’, actress and screenwriter, Morwenna Banks, stars in the hit Channel 4 sitcom, Damned. Read more from page 122. Alongside our main features we also have plenty of inspiration if you are looking to buy a new home (from page 27) or refurbish your existing one, and we have a fabulous Win It All Competition (page 64) with a prize value of over £7,000. Enter online now at for the chance to win this incredible prize – good luck!


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•EXPERIENCE• H O O K E D O N T H E R O C K S , S WA N P O O L . After a hectic winter of completely refurbishing the restaurant in Swanpool near Falmouth, Hooked on the Rocks is now open! With a brand new kitchen and a warmer, richer colour palette to frame the outstanding view over Swanpool beach, Emma Bastian tells us: “We now have a more luxurious space with rich hues, fabulous velvet teal dining chairs, booth seating, as well as a group dining area that’s perfect for those family and friend get-togethers. “We’re also welcoming a new Head Chef after his relocation back to Cornwall from London. He wants to give customers an experience influenced by the rugged Cornish coastline, using the wonderful produce surrounding us to create a menu that everyone can enjoy!” George’s ethos is to cook with the seasons without manipulating ingredients too much and is excited to bring his experience to the new look restaurant. He is passionate about using the best sustainable Cornish produce wherever possible, adopting a real ‘nose to tail’ approach to food, baking his own breads, churning ice creams, pickling and preserving vegetables. Emma continues: “We are lucky enough to be able to source our seafood from the local fishermen, even our crabs and lobsters are caught eight miles from the restaurant and kept in the tank for our customers to choose.” Needless to say, Hooked on the Rocks and its tantalising new menu is set to impress over the coming spring, so we’ll see you there!


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Witnessed a beautiful sunset? Tried the tastiest sh in Cornwall? We’d love to see what you’ve been up to…

foodie 94

Gourmet gossip

News & views


Food reviewed


Luxury property

100 Food with a view



103 Get the clubs out


On display

105 A classic with a twist



106 Going green

Catch up with Cornwall Find your dream Cornish home Win a little taste of Cornwall A window into Cornish art





Lescudjack Centre in Penzance




See page 16 for our cover feature celebrating the great Cornish outdoors



Cover feature

Ideas for eating out We pay a visit to the Godolphin Arms The Old Lifeboat House Miniature golf at Greens of Padstow The perfect spring lamb

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105 HOME


In bloom


Home work


Gorgeous teak garden furniture Create the space to work from home


Inspiring change


In the frame



Sofa, so good!

108 Innovation meets tradition


Turn up the heat



Is your home on trend?


Falmouth fashion


A trip down memory lane


Adventure time!


Change your outlook


Gear up


Bring on the bubbles


Meet Morwenna Banks


Planning for the future


Come on in


Practice perfect


A change for the good

Financial advice from Harris Begley To the Neighbourhood Hubs At Cathedral Dental Practice The benefits of weight loss surgery


The ultimate guide to your Cornish wedding Spring 2018

Embrace bold colours and patterns Orangeries are in fashion Design ideas from Camellia Interiors How to start summer barbeques early Find out with a visit to Uneeka Move house without the hassle Window dressing with wow factor

Climb abroad

Time for a luxury cruise?



Discover Kernow Adventure Park Get everything you need for exploring We quiz the actor and screenwriter





The dream wedding by the sea

Designer style at The March Hare


Relax in your own luxury spa


A classic timepiece from Patek Philippe






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At the top of the High Street, Falmouth, you ll nd The rey urcher a new addition to the eclectic mix of shops that make up one of the most vibrant streets in al outh The shop stoc s a selection o beautiful handmade items, gifts, home and kitchenware. As well as known brands in the gi t sector The rey urcher stoc s work from Cornish artists and makers. Indeed, showcasing their work adds another dimension to the gifts on offer. ou will nd products ro arlane International, and the French brand Durance, whose organic candles and cosmetics are an affordable luxury.

Bluebeards Revenge supply men’s toiletries for the beards in your life, and over the coming months a little touch of France will be arriving with glassware and interior ro rand llusions For more information visit The Grey Lurcher or call 01326 618240

Are you

adder aware? Yearning for the sun to warm them up after a long winter, adders start emerging from hibernation as early as March. Regent Court Veterinary Practice in Penzance sees many dogs every year that have been bitten by adders as they may stand on them or just disturb them whilst they are out basking in the sun. Being venomous, adder bites need to be seen as quickly as possible. A yelp or rapid swelling can mean a bite so you should phone a vet immediately to let them know you are on your way. Keep calm, if possible carry your pet and keep them as cool as possible. Vets will ad inister fluids anti eno and pain relie until your pet is comfortable and recovering.

Enjoy an experience with a difference ith a fleet o er egways operating in two locations in Cornwall, Cornwall Segway is one of the best experiences around o its ind The main daily sessions take place on the iconic oonhilly atellite tation on the i ard along with excursions around the stunning Clowance Estate near Camborne one day a week. en i it s your rst ti e worry not the Segway is really easy to ride thanks to a very cle er gyroscopic sel balancing co puter that eliminates the need to balance. Oh and it’s great fun, too!

Moorland, coast paths and sand dunes are the most common places for adders; keep dogs on leads or walk early or late, being vigilant if allowing them off to run. For advice in an emergency or to register for an adder pack, call 01736 368768

After some simple instruction in the designated training area, you can take your Segway for a spin around one of the site’s unique routes of private roads, obstacle courses, tracks and paths. There s also ree par ing a picnic area shop and facilities on site, and after your trip, you’ll be well placed to explore the beauti ul i ard peninsula For more information call 07977 000444 or visit





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News & views Create the kitchen of your dreams

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to make improvements to your home, and changing your kitchen was one of them, perhaps you should let rea oors Truro take the stress out of your hands. Choose from hundreds of styles and colours, along with a whole range of worktops, from laminate to Corian. If you are looking for a hassle ree approach to creating the itchen o your drea s rea oors Truro pro ides a bespo e ade to easure service, working with your existing carcasses to create the kitchen you’ve always wished for, whilst keeping costs down. Using the team of local craftsmen, the kitchen can be transformed in as little as a

Wadebridge’s treasure trove

of curiosities The adebridge Antiques Centre, open ro a to p daily, offers an eclectic and varied collection of pieces, such as this one o a ind othic inspired cloc Another fabulous curiosity is a wonderful Odhner Arithmometer, a beautifully crafted forerunner of the calculator, dating to

Holiday home tips day. So if you would like to start the new year with a new kitchen why not pop into the rea oors howroo in Truro and see what Matt and the team can do to help

George of Cornish Traditional Cottages offers his advice on buying a holiday home as a lifestyle choice.

For more information call 01872 240650 or visit

eorge explains you lo e ornwall and keep coming back to the same favourite area, it may make sense to buy your own holiday property. You’ll save on accommodation costs and over time, you’ll be acquiring an asset that could become a valuable nest egg, or a retirement home in the future.”

around longside these you ll discover everything from furniture, gold and silver, to militaria, art, clocks and ceramics, as well as garden anti ues There is also a resident cloc repairer and restorer. Why not treat the one you love to some gift vouchers, ensuring a present like no other? If you love searching for unique items, a visit to the upcoming Antiques Fair at the Royal Cornwall Showground on ood riday and aster aturday is a must. What’s more, the Pensilva Antiques and Collectors Fair is held on the last Sunday o each onth ro a to p eaturing up to stalls For more details call 01208 368182 or visit

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ather and son co pany ongroc Windows offers a huge range of doors and windows that’s tailored to suit Cornwall’s unique environment, manned by a team that understands your need for style and unrivalled functionality. and absolutely superior when it comes to per or ance i you want rst impressions to wow guests as they cross your threshold this spring, be sure to pop into ongroc indows For more information call 01736 313113 or visit



When it comes to making extra income, or even if you just want to see the potential in your ornish ho e as a holiday rental eorge suggests testing the water with your friends. s or honest eedbac et the to tell what they love about the house; what they’d like ore o ou ll nd ways to de personalise the property or non a ily e bers either by storing personal items in a lockable cupboard or going more minimalist on the décor.” One strategy is to live in the house and then let it out while you’re on holiday yourself. This would ta e a bit o planning but it s perfectly doable. We have a few owners who regularly head off on holiday during the summer season.”

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This spring will see the introduction o new colour palettes and styles for composite doors, as well as an extension of the contemporary styles currently a ailable These new additions o er a low aintenance colour nish one that s designed to stay looking good year in, year out. Beautifully authentic in appearance

But, he says, it’s important to buy with your heart, not with your head. When you’re certain that the property is wholly or largely for personal use, you can be guided by your heartstrings This is o ay all or the eatures and characteristics that you love most and make the home your own when decorating and furnishing it.

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Exciting plans for

Greens of Padstow reens o adstow with its scintillating views of the Camel estuary and sumptuous lunch and dinner menus, has fast become a hub of foodie activity in the shing port o adstow but the tea is only just getting started. The site used to be ho e to a ini gol course, once a popular attraction to locals and visitors alike, and it’s bringing this to life that the team, headed up by Sharon hittoc are calling phase two The project will see the course completely refurbished, including new holes, four different landscaping themes representing Cornwall’s eclectic landscape, and a rolling scheme which will see the commissioned features

bringing the different holes to life, some lasting a season others a li eti e The course will be playable by Easter, so if you’ve got space in your calendar, be sure to pencil in a visit! For more information call 01841 532002 or visit

Don’t compromise on style or vision this spring Alexander Miller Opticians was set up to ar et well designed spectacle ra es and to use high quality prescription lenses, such as i on al hour eye exa ination appointments ensure that clinical needs are et in a high tech consulting roo with a fantastic view over Falmouth harbour as a bonus! Mark and Andrew also want their clients to enjoy spectacles, so they felt that time should also be given to the discussion of frame characteristics and the attributes of lenses. Engaging the client is the aim at Alexander Miller. There are great ra es out there that all too often are not seen, as Mark tells us. e e got the ergono ics o ic!berlin from, yes, Berlin! We’ve got the colours of the range ro aris! Then there s

Take The Highway Rat activity trail at Cardinham Woods The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and xel che er boo to be brought to li e on the forest trail at Cardinham Woods. Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story. Cardinham is a beautiful mixed woodland, popular with cyclists, dog walks, horse riders and indeed anybody who loves the great outdoors. Waymarked trails lead deep into the woods, with viewpoints and a fascinating history to be discovered.

prodesign’s slick Danish design, which have been part of the practice for ten years.” Why not pop in and see for yourself?

This particular ad enture is one that the whole family can enjoy, so be sure to pick up an acti ity pac or ust ro oods a before embarking on your highway adventure!

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News & views Massive bedroom furniture sale now on at HomeShed! There s nothing li e nding the bed o your dreams to create a sanctuary for wee end lie ins and wonder ul su er mornings. Make your dream bedroom a reality and get a good night’s sleep for less than you think at HomeShed’s bedroom furniture sale! The sale includes includes o er beds and beautiful bedroom furniture, including divans and mattresses to suit every budget from Silent Night, est ssured ighgro e and award winning o nus with luxury cash ere lled attresses Choose from a stunning selection of bedroom furniture including bedside

tables wardrobes chests o drawers and dressing tables to create your own sleep sanctuary and nish it all o with a range of coastal style bedding, cushions and throws. HomeShed has a good selection of children’s beds too, including bunk beds and sleep stations. For more information call 01326 377485 or visit

Escape from normality this spring at Fistral

Beach Hotel & Spa

This spring experience stunning seascapes and delicious dining, and nd spa hea en in the stylish istral Beach Hotel. Energise and relax with indulgent and rejuvenating ESPA

treatments, refresh in the luxury indoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi and enjoy moments of calm in the relax room. Just a little time spent at Fistral Spa will leave you feeling brand new and afterwards, nothing beats taking a stroll along the beach and exploring the coast. In the evening, to satisfy that sea air appetite sit down to a resh seasonal menu in the hotel’s Dune Restaurant. If you have room, you’ll want to nish with one o une s to die or desserts and while you re there, why not treat yourselves to a cocktail or two from the Bay Bar? Spa brea s start ro or a double including breakfast and dinner plus a one hour treat ent For more information call 01637 852221 or visit

Ann’s Pasties returns to its roots as new shop

opens in Porthleven

There s not any an occasion that isn t ade better with a hot pasty in hand and we’re delighted that Ann’s Pasties is opening a new shop right here in Porthleven, the home of Cornwall Living. Ann’s Pasties is very much a family business and it was Ann and mother Hettie that started it all o opening their rst pasty shop in orthle en bac in s the business

Go beneath the surface

at Poldark Mine With the recent bout of adverse weather we’ve all been sheltering from, you’ll no doubt be looking for a day out where you can escape the e er i pending wind and rain ne o our favourites is Poldark Mine, situated in four acres of riverside woodland and gardens on the Rover Cober valley. Cornwall’s only complete underground tin mine, just outside of Helston, really is one o a ind an exceptionally well preser ed piece o ornish heritage that offers the chance to discover more about the Duchy’s history. Explore the underground tunnels and caverns, learn about tin production, marvel at the ighty id century bea engine and explore the useu and open air exhibits The underground tours are considered one o the two most atmospheric mine tours in Europe,” by the former chairman of English Heritage, perfect for getting those ‘wow’ reactions from the kids. A brass band plays most Sundays from p to p ensuring your experience o Cornish heritage is accompanied by wonderful traditional music. For more information visit 01326 573173

flourished nn s son ergus stepped in to help and he now gets the crimping seal of appro al ro ranny ettie nn s asties are all lovingly handmade, from locally sourced meat and vegetables and crimped to per ection rganic flour and a generations old recipe makes for thin, crisp pastry on the outside and a succulent layered lling on the inside. Be sure to pick one up next time you’re in Porthleven or if you want to take home a taste of Cornwall, you can have Ann’s Pasties delivered across the UK. For more information call 01326 572282 or visit



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ABOVE Get up close and personal with Cornwall’s coastal critters BELOW Cornwall’s seabed is awash with colour

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rom simply lacing up your boots and hitting the coast path, to donning a life jacket and heading out on the water, there’s plenty to keep you active in the outdoors across the Duchy. This month, we explore the many and varied ways that you can make the most of your time in Cornwall, whether you’re planning a trip, or you live here and are searching for new ways to enjoy the weekends. If hitting the water is your idea of an outdoor adventure, then you’re in the right county. There’s a whole array of activities to get stuck into across Cornwall, whether it’s learning surf, or heading out on a charter and catching your own supper. The Hoxton Special (www. for instance, on Marazion Beach, is a watersports centre with fantastic facilities, offering SUP hire and instruction, kayak hire, and super ised itesur ng instruction as well as other health and tness classes ngus tells us: “We refer to ourselves as a ‘blue gym’, which basically means that we’re a community interest company that utilises our natural surroundings to enhance health and wellbeing.” Perhaps you want to delve beneath the surface and see what lives under the waves. If so, Kennack Diving (www.kennackdiving. on the Lizard offers diving trips for all levels. Owners David and Des can arrange bespoke dives, which have become extremely popular thanks to the pair’s intimate knowledge of the local waters. Divers as young as 12 can take part and what’s more, if you fancy gaining a specialist di e uali cation a id and es are ully uali ed to guide you through it


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One activity that’s really taken off in recent years is SUP (stand-up paddle boarding). With roots in awaii deri es ro sur ng but requires a rider to stand or kneel on the board and use a paddle to move. It’s also evolved into a much more leisurely pursuit, particularly on calmer days, making it perfect for gently traversing the hidden coves and inlets along Cornwall’s craggy coastline, exploring areas that are simply inaccessible from land. Why not give SUP a go on the Lizard peninsula? Home to the UK’s most southerly point here you ll also nd i ard d enture ( Working with the National Trust and supporting ur ers gainst ewage co ounder nnette is a regional rep i ard d enture offers adventure days on the water with the environment in mind. You can enjoy activities that include kayaking and coasteering, as well as SUP sessions, which sometimes result in encounters with rare and endangered species like seals and basking sharks. Perhaps this is your idea of fun but you don’t want to waste time travelling there from your north Cornish retreat. If so, get in touch with Cornish Rock Tors ( Based in Port Gaverne and offering a wealth of activities including coasteering, sea kayaking and SUP, Cornish Rock Tors has the added bene t o an all weather enue Tregildrans Quarry – a freshwater lake set in a quiet wooded valley, perfect for when the weather is less forgiving.

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Of course, for some, SUP doesn’t offer the ‘rush’ factor that gives outdoor adventure the edge they’re looking for. If this sounds like you, then head to Camel Ski School in Rock (, where you ll nd water based un or the whole family. In addition to teaching waterskiing and wa eboarding or all le els the tea headed up by harlie Toogood o ers a host o un inflatable rides including the banana boat ringos and the so a harlie tells us e also o er wa esur ng an addicti e and exhilarating co bination o sur ng and wa eboarding asically it s li e sur ng an endless wa e and it s a huge amount of fun!” For those of you just visiting Cornwall, we couldn t bla e you or wanting to indulge your adventurous side without having to leave your resort. After all, holidays should be easy right ortunately as tuart e eridge ro etallac esort and pa ( tells us: “If you re loo ing or an action pac ed day out then our a ous inflatable ua ar or uni ue low ider are or you e re based

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With two coffee shops, those less inclined to get wet can put their feet up and relax while the rest either learn to surf, SUP or head out on a wildlife safari, with Wavehunters Surf and Marine Adventures (

in the heart of the Cornish countryside, just a short distance ro local beaches and wal ing trails the per ect baseca p or an ad enturous ornish brea ou ll also nd action aplenty at Kernow Adventure Park (www. on its i pressi e inflatable a ua par The par includes slippery slides floating tra polines air bags cli bing ra es and ore all o which is connected by floating wal ways To nd out ore and learn about our exclusi e readers’ discount, turn to page 118. Finally, if you simply want to get outside and see the rugged Cornish coast without getting too wet there re no better iews than those en oyed ro the water nd what could be better than catching your own supper nglo Dawn ( offers half and full days out on the water from Falmouth, o ering both scheduled outings and pri ate charters ipper ndy who recently bought the business nows the local waters li e the bac o his hand so whether you ancy a spot of wildlife watching or an afternoon’s serious angling, he’s the man to ask.


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BELOW For an afternoon of serious angling, head out with Anglo Dawn

EXPERIENCE Perhaps you’ve been looking for a way to segue your holiday itinerary towards something a little different, in which case Cornwall Segway (www., with a fleet of over 30 Segways, is one of the best experiences of its kind around. Read more on page 9.


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COVER FEATURE | For those who’d rather stay dry, we have the two-wheeled approach. Linking the towns of Padstow, Wadebridge, Wenfordbridge and Bodmin through 18 miles of Cornish countryside, the Camel Trail also leads you along a disused railway and the Camel estuary – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that proffers both stunning views and occasional sightings of some of Cornwall’s incredible (and often rare) wildlife. It’s a highlight for residents all across the Duchy, as well as thousands of visitors every year, and even if your trusty bike has found itself resigned to a rusty shed corner, worry not! You can hire bikes from Bridge Bike Hire in Wadebridge at the start of the trail (www. Whatever you need – be it special needs bikes with wheelchairs, trailers for dogs, child seats, balance bikes, or mountain bikes – Bridge Bike Hire has you covered, also offering super-comfort hybrid bikes for adults. And if you are planning on bringing the dogs, they’ll be pleased to hear that dog trailers come complete with a bowl and water! Another of our favourite trails is the coastto-coast mineral tramway, a trail that winds for 11 miles from Bissoe to Devoran. Although hilly in parts, this route is well worth the effort, with highlights including the day-glo mud banks bordering the Carnon River, and Poldice valley – once a site of copper ore extraction. Take it all in from the saddle with hire bikes from Go ByCycle (www.


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The National Trust’s Victorian country house and wooded estate, Lanhydrock, has a surprising treat for mountain bikers, offering green, blue and red trails for riders of all ability to really test and hone their skills!


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he home has been sensitively refurbished, now enjoying effortless modern style with a distinct panache throughout. It makes the most of the available natural light, which is a bonus on those wintry afternoons spent inside as the Atlantic storms rage overhead. And to make those times even more enjoyable, eatures such as oa flooring and doors as well as a cast iron wood burning stove help maximise the ‘house in the country’ feel that’s so highly sought a ter There s also underfloor heating which is especially welcome in the mornings! Through to the L-shaped cottage-style kitchen and you’ll notice it s been co prehensi ely tted o ering oa bloc worktops and a breakfast bar, making it the social hub of the property. Outside, a spacious gravelled driveway offers private, off-road parking, while the garden is mainly lawn. There’s a variety of established plants, shrubs and bushes, while the enclosed suntrap patio to the rear of the property is a great spot for summer afternoon barbeques. Talskiddy really is a hidden gem. It lies just nine iles inland o the bustling shing port adstow with its stunning estuary views, wealth of nearby sandy beaches and oodie delights that include aul Ainsworth’s Michelin starred No. 6 and Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant. What’s more, only eight miles distant is popular market town Wadebridge, famed for being the start of the popular Camel cycling trail, which is well worth a go in the summer!

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A stunning converted mill, on the edge of a sought-after village with features aplenty and all set within the most beautiful formal gardens.


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he living room, with its red brick hearth and high valuted ceiling and exposed beams is a fabulous space for entertaining with its unusual wrought iron spiral staircase making a really striking feature. The kitchen-breakfast room is complete with an Aga making a very cosy space and helps cement that ‘house in the country’ feel that so many relocate to Cornwall for. Four bedrooms make up the accommodation, with one on the ground floor with the other three set below on the lower level and all complemented with two bathrooms and even a sauna! The layout is exceptionally flexible and the addition of a separate Atelier building, which makes for a fabulous artist’s studio or hobby shop, means you can absolutely maximise your living space. This also includes a three-car port and garage, perfect whether you’re a collector, or simply want to shelter your wheels from the Cornish elements. The gardens and grounds are an absolute delight, indeed a little bit of paradise for the keen gardener. The original millpond creates a fabulous main feature and a really tranquil space to sit and relax. The beautiful formal garden has wonderful pathways with well planted borders leading to a lower pond with a summerhouse. The higher garden backs onto beautiful rolling countryside, making it a great spot for garden parties in the summer months. The house is just a short walk from St Mabyn, one of north Cornwall’s most picturesque villages, and is only four miles from the market town of Wadebridge. If you’re a foodie, then north Cornwall is a dream come true, with offerings including Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac and Rock, and Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow.

INFORMATION Four b edrooms T wo b athrooms S auna G arage, carport and large parking area L arge lake 1.2 acres of gardens L ower pond with summerhouse M odern b uilt artist studio / atelier b uilding Exceptionally flexible layout A dj oining open farmland E dge of village location


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THE DOLLS HOUSE A charming mid-terrace house with one double bedroom, enjoying views towards Porthleven beach and the ocean beyond.

INFORMATION O ne doub le b edroom H ardwood and large-tiled floo in Fitted kitchen S tunning sea views M oments from P orthleven’ s foodie scene


t’s one of Porthleven’s most well known dwellings, largely due to its unusual size and stunning vista from the front towards the harbour, iconic clock tower and beach, with the Lizard peninsula forming the backdrop on a clear day. Upon entering you can’t help but feel warm and at home, and that really is The olls ouse s biggest char n the rst floor a cosy sitting roo a es the ost o the iews while hardwood flooring and tiles proffer a distinct coastal feel throughout the property. For anyone who relishes the thought of weathering an Atlantic storm from the comfort of their own coastal home, The Dolls House is a dream come true. And, during ner weather orthle en is arguably one of Cornwall’s top destinations for food, with restaurants including Kota, Kota Kai, Rick Stein’s, The Square, Amelies and more each offering something different but equally as special to the discerning foodie. One good-sized double bedroom completes the accommodation, making this an ideal ‘lock up and leave’ holiday home. Indeed, it’s currently utilised as a successful holiday let and the Mather Partnership highly recommends viewing the property, in order to appreciate all that it has to offer – after all, it won’t be on the market for long!


PRICE: £225,000


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his gorgeous home has been carefully refurbished and updated over the years, yet its original atmosphere and character are still very much present. It’s attractive L-shape design, with mellow stone elevations and feature brick window arches beneath a hipped roof are just some examples of this, and there remains a date stone of 1680 in the front elevation – likely a piece taken from the bridge in Grampound. Downstairs are two main reception rooms as well as a well tted itchen with a gas red ga which eeps things cosy during the colder months. Upstairs, a bathroom and shower room, as well as four bedrooms that include a master en-suite, complete the accommodation. One of our favourite features, however, is the conservatory. Opening onto the south-western elevation it overlooks the garden, and is a great spot to relax with a book in the late winter and early spring sunshine. Outside, a large double garage stands alongside the house, while the substantial secluded grounds are perfect for families with children and pets. Indeed, the whole

area lends itself perfectly to family life, lying on the between Truro and t ustell with a variety of local facilities on hand, including a primary school. It also enjoys a regular bus service, which links residents to picturesque locations including the Roseland peninsula – famed for its natural beauty – and ornwall s cathedral city Truro This is a wonderful home for a family that hopes to make the most of life in the Duchy.


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njoying an elevated position just moments from Maenporth beach, this detached farmhouse has been sympathetically refurbished and extended over the years. What’s more, Chenhalls is privy to an exceptional vista of Falmouth bay, framed by copses of woodland. The accommodation comprises of four bedrooms, including a master en-suite, and throughout the home runs beautiful wooden floorboards and large slate tiling There s also a snug which could ser e as a th bedroo perfect if you plan on having guests to stay, while the large kitchen-diner, which is beauti ully nished with granite wor tops a Belfast sink, a centre island and an in-built dishwasher, makes an ideal staging area for dinner parties. Throughout the property there’s plenty of li ing space ownstairs you ll nd a separate living room, which boasts a traditional granite inglenoo replace with woodburning sto e while the upstairs living room is perfect for hobbies, music, or simply as a place of Zen. For those who require their own workspace, there s a study on the ground floor while the garage doubles as a substantial workshop, perfect for days spent honing your hobby.

Outside, the property is surrounded by lawned gardens, which feature sheds, a greenhouse and a vegetable patch. During the warmer months, the roof terrace is a great place to re up the barbe ue open a bottle of something cool and make the most of Cornwall’s balmy summer evenings. Perhaps most impressive, however, are the two holiday cottages that lie adjacent to the main property – one with one bedroom, the other a studio oth are nished to an extremely high standard with shaker style kitchens and between them, they represent a wonderful opportunity to make a healthy additional income.


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This sleepy suburban home exudes warmth and luxury, as well as resilience to the demands of family life.



PRICE: £565,000

CLIVE PEARCE PROPERTY 31 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2LS 01872 272622

t’s easy to feel immediately at home in this substantial family property. The current owners have extensively altered and upgraded the property, improving both the layout and flow o the space as well as adding quality features. Engineered oak floorboards or instance run through the hallway, into the open-plan living space and bedrooms in either direction. The superb living, kitchen and dining room, which serves as the hub of the home, offers a large statement island in the middle, with a sink mounted beneath the solid oak work surfaces, an integrated dishwasher and even a tap that produces boiling water on demand! Indeed, the whole itchen is well tted with uality appliances, and the area opens out onto an outdoor deck and large level garden beyond. There are two bedrooms downstairs and a recently re tted bathroo with underfloor heating while upstairs you ll nd a urther two double bedrooms, both of which offer en-suite accommodation. Outside, a large garage with remote controlled electric roller door offers sheltered parking, and if you’ve envisaged having your own study, games room or studio, the room above is perfect for such a use. Old Coach Road is a broad leafy residential road in the village of Playing Place, just outside Truro. Residents here enjoy excellent road links and a cycle route to the city and it’s an ideal location for families, being close to the highly sought after primary school at Kea. There’s an 18-hole golf course nearby at illiow and watersports enthusiasts will nd sailing windsur ng and aya ing on o er at the nearby Loe Beach in Feock.

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ith the rise of the internet and the introduction superfast broadband to Cornwall, it has never been easier to work from home. Equally, perhaps you enjoy hobbies and craft work. If so, a dedicated area in your home may be high on your wish list. Rozen, an independent maker of luxurious tailor-made furniture on the Lizard peninsula, has over 25 years’ experience in creating bespoke furniture and interiors. The highly skilled team are experts at turning those under utilised areas of your home into the practical and e cient space you need irst things rst write down a list o requirements for your tailor-made work space. Think about what the space is for and how you need it to work for you – this might encompass a whole range of considerations. Must it be quiet, well lit, or have a natural light source Thin about access to i exactly where you need plug sockets to be. Do you require a large desktop, or easily accessible storage and shelving? Comfortable seating is always a must! Listing these factors will lead to a better end result. If other members of the family will be sharing this workspace, ask them what they

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Inspiring CHANGE Interior design is anything but a ‘one size fits all’ exercise, which is where Sue and the team at Inspirational Interiors come in.


hether you’re designing the perfect holiday rental, from cottage to penthouse, or creating your ‘forever’ home; more than anything, Sue from Inspirational Interiors believes in the importance of the individual when it comes to interior design, and it’s something she focuses on with each of her clients. “Gone are the days when gingham curtains are a necessity in that quaint little Cornish cottage. With the freedom of choice in fabrics and design now available, putting your own stamp on a home has never been easier!” That said, Sue stresses it does require a certain amount of bravery; a degree of pushing the boat out a little beyond your usual comfort zone. One way to explore your individuality, she explains, is with colour, and what better time to be talking about this than with spring just around the corner? “The wintry greys we’ve been living with for months are suddenly interrupted by vivid greens and yellows popping up all over the place. A simple ‘pop’ of colour can add vibrancy to your home that not only screams personality, but gives anybody who walks through the door a little insight into who you are. And

ABOVE LEFT Don’t be afraid to add some personality into your home with bold patterns and colours


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It’s all about understanding what your taste is and ha ing the con dence to pursue it. Why not play around a bit and see what feels right for you? Sue suggests putting together a mood board – peruse the magazines, look online, and collate what makes you happy. “Just by observing what you do and don’t like, from windows, floors walls and ceilings through to furniture, soft furnishings and accessories, can really help you settle on a scheme that you re con dent in t ll ean that when it co es to a ing those nal choices or your own ho e you ll nd the decision making a lot easier, and your personality will have no choice but to shine through, as it so rightly deserves!” If ever you’re unsure, it’s always worth bringing in the professionals, who can advise on the newest options that are best for you. Indeed, they’ll often reveal things about your home, and how you can maximise its potential, that you’d never have seen yourself! So, if you’re itching to give your home a makeover but you’re looking for a second opinion to ensure you make the right call, why not contact Sue and the team? After all, there’s a reason they’re called Inspirational Interiors…


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shouldn t your ho e be a reflection o you Green, in particular, is a colour that has seen a rapid resurgence over the past couple of years, Sue explains, with botanical wallpaper prints proving particularly popular. New printing techniques allow you to go bold with any pattern, and the same goes for fabrics! “Being brave with your interior design will encourage you to do the same when it comes to furnishings and accessories. Once you’ve created an inspiring backdrop, you’ll often nd yoursel oti ated to eep it going Believe me, once you start colouring in, you won’t want to stop!” But that’s not to say you have to go bold or do nothing. Instead, why not harness your individuality in other ways? Not everyone will love vivid colour and pattern, and Sue tells us a a r belie er in encouraging ariety not dictating my own style. We shouldn’t be slaves to new trends; they should serve us. A designer s ob is to rst understand the clients personality, and then help bring that out in the choices they present. “You may prefer subtle, restful tones, for instance, in which case we can tailor your options around those. This could be by using simple, plain, but tactile fabrics, such as linen, silk or velvet, or maybe a beautiful tonal jacquard of the ‘less is more’ school, letting the quality do the talking.” t s also ne according to ue i you want to keep a space white and clean. “Just think about how you can do this in a way that’s all about you.”

A simple ‘pop’ of colour can add vibrancy to your home, giving a little insight into who you are



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Daniel Kensit of Bude Windows & Conservatories shares the latest trends in outdoor-indoor living.


ABOVE RIGHT BELOW Bude Windows & Conservatories can help you enhance your home with stunning solutions in a range of styles from traditional to contemporary

t’s the independent family businesses that are the real heart and soul of Cornwall. One such example is Bude Windows & Conservatories, a company that takes great pride in putting the needs of the customer above all else. Alongside quality products you ll nd excellent all round ser ice from installation itself, to the advice and aftercare, ensuring your home is the perfect sanctuary that you can’t wait to return to, day after day. e catch up with sales an aniel ensit to nd out the key to success. Daniel has worked for the family business for about ten years now, having joined the ranks at 16. Daniel went to college to complete a building apprenticeship, before constructing the brick bases for conservatories and orangeries installed by the company. He did this for about eight years, before moving into the o ce wor ing with custo er ser ices and now as a salesman. So, it’s fair to say that he knows every aspect of the business as well as anyone. What does Daniel love most about the job? “Without a doubt,” begins Daniel, “the greatest satisfaction is seeing the end result and the happy faces of our customers, once a job is completed. Creating the perfect home is so important to people and I love helping customers to realise their dreams, gi ing ad ice on per or ance and e ciency o products as well as their aesthetics.” Indeed, having been actively involved in everything from surveying and sales, installation to aftercare, he’s well placed to help you make the right choice for your home, both in terms of functionality and design. This broad ranging experience also means that Daniel is on the pulse with the latest trends. “Over the last couple o years we e de nitely seen a rise in the popularity of orangeries,” says Daniel. “Recently, we’ve been working on a lovely orangery in Chilsworthy, in a very traditional design. Then another project is right at the other end of the spectrum with a really contemporary design. We can help achie e the loo that ts your pre erences and style of property.” Word of mouth and reputation are so important for Bude Windows & Conservatories and, as well as the nishing itsel it s largely the continued a tercare that eeps the reco endations flooding in. “I always visit to make sure that it’s everything customers hoped for,” says Daniel. So, with summer on the way, perhaps now is the time to create that orangery you’ve always dreamed of?

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SOFA, SO GOOD Looking for the perfect sofa? Let the team at Camellia & Co help you.


ith a laid back style that comes from living by the sea, the team at Camellia & Co is well known for creating beautiful, luxury and contemporary interiors for coastal homes. Creative Director Elaine Skinner has now launched a fantastic new range of British-made sofa and armchair designs, all upholstered in elegant British fabrics. A core range of 40 styles will be available in over one hundred beautiful, durable, handpicked fabrics “so there’s bound to be a style that suits your lifestyle!” laughs Elaine. With an established reputation for selecting the nest uality upholstered urniture or their bespoke interior projects, Camellia has been commissioning bespoke furniture for any years ollowing nu erous re uests from clients, Camellia & Co decided that it was the perfect time to launch their very own inspirational range. The result? A beautiful collection of well-made, yet affordable sofas and ar chairs chosen to suit the uni ue and varied coastal living styles found in Cornwall. In fact, each style is named after a Cornish town and each fabric carries a Cornish street name.

Skilled carpenters, upholsterers and craftsmen all ensure that each piece is made exactly to your re uire ents creating beautiful and comfortable pieces. Each are hallmarked by a handmade, solid kiln-dried wood frame and hand assembled in the UK to ensure ultimate stability and longevity. All fabrics are hand-cut to allow precise pattern matching that is complemented by uality sewing hat s ore e ery seat pad can be chosen from a range of three options eflex oa hollow bre or luxuriously soft Hungarian feather wrapped foam – ensuring the highest level of comfort. And with their customary eye for detail, Camellia offer yet more customisation options with a range of feet as well as trims. A free white glove delivery service is included, ensuring your perfect sofa arrives in immaculate condition to your home within six to eight weeks. With a selection of models to test in Camellia’s Truro and Rock showrooms, with all of the fabric samples, prices and data sheets that you could need, why not drop in and take a look for yourself?

é INSET Camellia’s sofas deliver quality craftsmanship and attention to detail

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RIGHT Camellia invokes the Cornish coast without resorting to design clichés


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A FRESH APPROACH Steaming ahead in their second year, Harding & Wakefield brings real local expertise and tailored service to Cornwall’s property market.


uiting your individual requirements, partners Samuel Harding and en a e eld o er a resh approach to those looking to buy, sell, rent or let properties in Falmouth and the surrounding areas. Between them, the two have a breadth of industry experience, including roles in an international nancial co pany property project management and residential estate agency within London and the south west. ach has an inti ate nowledge o the local property ar et and outside the o ce they spend time sailing in the harbour on the Falmouth Working Boats, so they understand the lifestyle that tends to draw buyers to Cornwall too! Sam tells us: “We’re extremely excited to be heading into our second year of trading, year one has been an absolute whirlwind and more successful than we could have hoped for. We are extremely lucky to work in such a fantastic location with some wonderful properties and look forward to helping more clients, new and old achieve their property goals this year.” arding a e eld was also recently welco ed to xperts in roperty a

network of independent estate agencies across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Bristol. Ben explains: “Working together with o ces as part o xperts in Property will only enhance, enrich and strengthen our offering, and we’re really proud to be a member of the network.” Being part of this network means that Ben and Sam are able to attend regular West Country property exhibitions in London, which attract potential buyers from across the capital. What’s more, they’re able to offer auction to clients as a route to market. Ben tells us: “Our ethos is simple – we nd the best way to tailor our ser ice to each of our clients’ individual needs. We’re very much looking forward to the next year ahead and welcoming more people to arding a e eld


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t a e h the Look forward to balmy evenings relaxing al fresco with friends with a new Chesneys Heat barbeque heater, from Wendron Stoves.


e may have had some relentless rain recently, but this is increasingly becoming punctuated by the occasional bright sunny day the rst signs that spring is nally on the way ith this co es to the desire to get outside again and enjoy our gardens courtyards and outside spaces o we were naturally excited to hear about the new range o barbe ue heaters ro hesneys T a ailable now ro endron to es The real beauty o these inno ati e new sto es is that in addition to being extre ely e cient and ersatile or coo ing a range o eals ar beyond the scope o a traditional barbe ue they also double as patio heaters e itting a radiant war th ot only does this extend the e ening as the sun begins to go down it also extends the barbe ue season in general too, meaning more time can be spent en oying the great ornish outdoors ith one o these you ll nd yoursel getting the barbe ue out a bit earlier every year! hesneys has long held a reputation or producing uality interior replaces and sto es the co pany is now harnessing this


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expertise or outdoor li ing tilising cle er technology the hesneys T range is a ore en iron entally riendly option or outdoor coo ing e itting a clean s o eless heat a ing the en iron ent uch ore in iting than with a con entional barbe ue or re pit hat s ore the cle er control enables you to do e erything ro grilling and chargrilling to roasting ba ing s o ing and e en pi a ba ing! ach o the barbe ues in the range a es a great ocal point too stylish design pieces with a large glass window to display the fla es ut we re not the only ones to be impressed – they also caught the eye o celebrity che and Saturday Kitchen a ourite a es artin hesneys new barbe ue heater is brilliant says a es t s the ost ersatile coo ing appliance e e er used and a terwards it s the per ect way to stay war and create an at osphere that a es the party last all night t changes the whole experience o outdoor li ing a es continues t pro ides a uni ue degree o te perature control ease o use and ariety o coo ing odes that pro ides al ost li itless opportunities or coo ing

di erent recipes t s ery ast to light and e its ery little s o e i en the choice wouldn t coo on an other barbe ue To see these barbe ues or yoursel along with a whole host o other replace and sto e products in a range o styles why not pop into the endron to es flagship showroo in elston you happen to be in the city you can also isit the brand new endron to es which recently opened in Truro hate er your needs ro a new range coo er or the itchen to a wood burning sto e spea to the tea to see what they can do or you


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Is your home on trend? Update your home décor in a way that’s unique to you, with tips from the interior design gurus at Uneeka.


ith a home furniture store showcasing stylish and unique furniture pieces, and another packed full of fantastic lifestyle accessories for your ho e nee a in Truro r ly belie es in supporting the local community, forming great and long-lasting relationships with suppliers throughout the south west. Team e ber ess reen wal s us through so e current trends in the e er changing world of interior design, explaining how you can stay up to date with Uneeka. e predicted last autu n that brass touches and el et luxury would begin making an appearance in the interior ar ets and that couldn t be ore true n achie ing the latest loo to suit your personal taste, she explains that there are plenty of options, whether you choose to go all out with a el et so a or add subtle hints with cushions and throws. n ter s o colour while autu n brought pastel shades, “we’re set to see a shift towards slightly brighter colours and richer tones now we edge closer to spring. With antone s colour o the year being ltra iolet we re expecting a year o ibrancy and interesting textures

art o the nee a ho e urniture range the stunning three seat hrewsbury so a i presses in a ibrant el ety shade o peacoc blue though there are any ore choices a ailable including a warm neutral oatmeal ith our ade to order ser ice you can choose ro a huge range o abrics in a ariety o textures and colours to get the perfect sofa for you. And, if size is an issue, then a two seater option is also a ailable in ost o our range And it doesn’t stop there! There’s also a fantastic range of chairs to choose from, from large to s all bedroo to sitting roo dar and light legs, meaning that realising your own interior ision is ade easy at nee a The best part according to ess is that you don t ha e to worry about spending a lot o oney on a ho e a eo er en the simplest of touches can go a long way. ntroducing hints o colour el ety touches or a state ent brass cloc can all eep your ho e loo ing on trend

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We meet Mark Lane, of Britannia Lanes, to discover how this inspiring Cornish business can help you move without the stress.


t’s that time of year when many of us are gearing up to move house in time for summer, perhaps even relocating to Cornwall to enjoy the fantastic lifestyle the county offers. But with all the excitement of getting the keys to that dream home and starting the next adventure, who wants to worry about the hassle of actually moving? There’s so much to think about, from packing your precious items to the sheer logistics of it! Imagine if you could just relax, with the weight taken off your hands, safe in the knowledge that everything is taken care of, down to the very last detail. Well, the good news is you can! We visit the Britannia Lanes flagship depot in Truro to eet anaging irector ar ane to disco er how his business can help you realise the dream. s we sit down to chat oined by ar s daughter Sarah, it’s clear that family is at the heart o this ornish business ar s ABOVE parents founded it in 1974, and he joined Then and now, with his brother in 1978. From there, it family and a grew steadily, gradually expanding into personal touch remain at the heart e on and o erset anes o cially of the business became part of Britannia Group in 1989, providing greater the economies of scale of a LEFT national network. Yet for all this impressive Managing Director, Mark Lane expansion, the team never lose sight of their family values and where they came from,


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| LIFESTYLE DID YOU KNOW? Britannia Lanes carries out international and European removals every week. The company offers a comprehensive range of container and self-storage solutions. For long distance UK moving, why not take advantage of oneway mileage, saving you £500 to £700. For an instant price guide see the removal price calculator on the Britannia Lanes website, as well as the many other services that are offered.

The whole approach is geared towards doing the hard work so you don’t have to; giving you more time to focus on what you really want to do – such as enjoying the lifestyle of living in Cornwall – this is so i portant to ar and the tea because they cherish the Cornish lifestyle too! ar lo es cycling around the county o ten travelling 50 to 60 miles on a weekend, taking a scenic route down to the west then back up the north coast; or taking the King Harry Ferry to t awes so eti es heading to The are Veryan. Another favourite spot is Porthleven, stopping for a coffee at the Brewhouse. This is all signi cant because the tea s love of their home county helps the company connect with customers’ needs. “I couldn’t thin o li ing anywhere else says ar “In the early days, when my brother and I were working on the trucks, we saw all manner of places. While it was great to visit wonderful places all over the UK, I was always glad to be back in Cornwall!” If you have a move coming up, or need a storage solution, why not contact Britannia Lanes now and see how they can help you start living the dream?


retaining that personal and inimitably Cornish touch. “We’re one big team,” says ar who is warm and easily approachable. “People come to work here and stay forever! We currently have four fathers and sons working in the business. We take great pride in what we do, actively engaging with customers, asking lots of questions to discover their needs and address them.” Britannia Lanes offers a tailored and bespoke approach for each customer. Whether it’s a short move round the corner, a relocation from Europe, or long-term storage, the tea can help you nd the solution for you. It could be something as simple as needing a short-term storage solution to keep your furniture safe, while you do that sitting room extension you’ve been talking about for years – the needs of the customer always remain at the forefront. The company has always been at the vanguard of innovation, helping to set industry standards, keen to lead the pack, rather than following it. A recent innovation is remote video surveys, via a downloadable app – perfect for those who live out of county. Another is the online real price calculator, providing you a quick guide quote for a job instantaneously just by answering a few simple questions.

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é ABOVE Fitted blinds or shutters can really add the wow factor to any room


emonstrating a strong passion for customer satisfaction, attention to detail and product development, husband and wife team Alan and Paula always ensure that the service you’re delivered is faultless, from the initial survey to nal installation o whiche er product is right for you and your home. As well as handling enquiries, surveys and sales, they ensure that you’re well looked after postinstallation. Living in Newquay, they know how important it is to homeowners to maximise the beautiful views that many Cornish properties are privy to, which is why they don’t just supply shutters; Alan and Paula add the ‘wow’ factor to your home that only made-to-measure shutters and blinds offer. And it’s not just premium shutters that you ll nd at huttercra t espo e enetian blinds are becoming increasingly popular, and Pure Wood’s made-to-measure blinds are simply stunning. All made from Paulownia – a sustainable wood with a smooth grain that gives the blinds a luxurious look and feel – these blinds are durable, warp resistant and suit a broad range of interior designs. nli e other styles huttercra t blinds are truly tailored to your vision. Available in a

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re you looking to install new, more comfortable heating in your home? Maybe you’ve just moved home and you’re looking to invest in a friendlier heating system. Air source heating could be the ideal solution for ho eowners loo ing or a co er li ing environment, lower monthly bills and a lower carbon footprint. Air source heat pumps are renewable alternatives to gas and oil heating systems, generating heating and hot water from heat within the air and replacing demand from harmful fossil fuels. Working alongside most central heating setups, air source heating provides friendlier heat distribution and results in a co er ho e to li e in Whereas oil and gas boilers provide heat in short bursts, a heat pump provides steady heat more continuously over longer periods. This helps to prevent damp building up and maintains a kinder living environment. In effect, the temperature or the property should remain the same, despite drops in external temperature. The e ciency o heat pu ps co bined with how they supply heat over longer periods makes them far more cost-effective to run than their non-renewable counterparts – meaning less money leaving your account

each month. A heat pump can produce as much as four times the energy it consumes. As such, installing an air source heat pump can reduce monthly heating bills by as much as 50%. In addition to lower bills, customers installing air source heating can claim subsidy through Ofgem’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. The RHI pays homeowners quarterly to encourage the switch to renewable heating and lower their carbon emissions. Payments are deemed based on the demand of the property but can be as high as £1450 a year. Incentive payments and energy savings make air source heat pumps much more lucrative than money in the bank. For expert advice on renewable heating and how air source heating can bene t your home, contact GreenGenUK. The friendly team based in Helston have over seven years of experience designing and installing heat pump systems and are happy to provide all the information needed to make an informed decision.

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s e l bb u b e th As OC Spas wins ‘Spa Retailer of the Year Gold Standard Award 2017’, it’s time to relax outside in the hot tub.


ith spring on the way, we’re itching to get back out into our gardens – and what better way to do so than slipping into a luxurious, soothing hot tub. Of course, the great thing about hot tubs is that they can be enjoyed any time of year, whatever the weather – ideal for those overcast days we’ve had too much of recently. With this in mind, we were excited to hear recently about a Cornish success story, with OC Spas making a splash on the national stage – the perfect excuse for cracking open some bubbles! The dealership was formed in 2015 by husband and wife team, Jonny and Lucy ottrell and within its rst year o business notched up two industry awards. This year the couple have won again, scooping the prestigious ‘Spa Retailer of the Year, Gold Standard Award’ at the UK Pool and Spa Awards in Birmingham. Christina Connor, publisher of Hot Tub and Swim Spa Scene magazine says of the awards: The co petition raises the pro le o the entire water leisure industry and recognises co panies that pro ide us with rst class hot tubs and swim spas.” Located next to Goonhavern Garden Centre near Truro, OC Spas is an exclusive Artesian Spas dealership, with a selection of hot tubs, swim spas, chemicals and accessories on display. “We offer all potential clients the opportunity to wet test

our showroom spas,” says Lucy. “We do this after opening hours where they get the showroom all to themselves, and we give them a couple of hours of pure indulgence. We have changing rooms, equipped with flu y towels and pas robes and a fridge fully stocked with prosecco!” Lucy continues: “Our clients appreciate a more discreet and sophisticated level of shopping. A hot tub is an extremely personal item, and the relationship they have with their chosen hot tub dealer doesn’t just stop at the point of purchase.” OC Spas stocks only the most luxurious hot tubs and accessories, its bestselling models being the Antigua and the Nevis, both from Artesian’s Island Spa range. The range offers a selection of hand-sculptured, high quality hot tubs, chosen for their hydrotherapy, energy e ciency water uality enhancing features and patented Helix jet design. The Island Spa range are among the highestperforming, best looking, premium spas on the market which always perform consistently at the top of their class.

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81 FROM THE EDITOR Spring has sprung and love is certainly in the air! You can’t get a much more spectacular backdrop to your wedding day than the coastal and countryside venues Cornwall has to offer. Over the following pages we visit some of our favourite places to say ‘I do’, whether that be a stunning historic castle, a dramatic cliff top or a lush garden setting. To help you with the preparation, our extensive wedding planner section (from page 86) has everything from photography and food to hair and makeup. We hope our guide gives you plenty of inspiration to make your special day one that creates memories to last a lifetime.

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A few ideas from across Cornwall for making your special day as perfect as it deserves to be.

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you’ve been searching for Family run with a personal and committed approach, Rosewarne Manor is an awardwinning venue that consistently provides high standards, unrivalled menu choices and a superior quality of food, all of which is delivered by a friendly and helpful team that’s committed to maximising your experience. Instead of choosing between pre-set packages, your wedding at Rosewarne is entirely tailored to your needs, and you can even get wedding insurance to cover your bookings, which means you can put getting peace of mind to the back of yours. Finally, there are some really exciting late-booking special offers in place for 2018, so i you e yet to nd the per ect enue or your once-in-a-lifetime big day, why not give the team a call and discover more about this dream Cornish venue. For more information call 01209 610414 or visit

value. Lunch is provided and the rings can be made within a day. If you are interested in enjoying this special experience, why not get in touch? For more information visit or call 01326 561511

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This wonderful family-run business, established in 2012, specialises in bespoke jewellery, often receiving commissions for individual wedding rings. However, for the ultimate romantic experience, the team also offer couples the opportunity to make each other’s wedding rings in their little workshop overlooking the picturesque harbour of Porthleven. Couples can even bring their own scrap gold to be melted down and used for their own rings to reduce cost and add to the sentimental


BUDOCK VEAN HOTEL With its stunning gardens leading down to the banks of the Helford river, excellent cuisine and friendly service, the four-star Budock Vean Hotel near Falmouth is the perfect setting for small intimate weddings where the team work closely with you to create a day to remember. You can even plant a tree in the grounds as a lasting reminder. For larger celebrations, winter weddings are becoming a bit of a speciality where you can book the entire hotel on a ‘take over’ basis and have the place just for your family and friends. With a new wedding and function

suite planned for early 2019, it’s time to add Budock Vean to your venue wish list. For more information visit or to discuss your requirements call 01326 252112

Have a ‘Delicious’ time at Pentillie Castle Did you spot Pentillie Castle as the Penrose Hotel on screen alongside Dawn French, Emilia Fox and Iain Glen in the second series of Sky 1’s latest drama, Delicious, earlier this year? With the glorious valleys, gardens and riverside views of the castle and estate, no make believe is required to explore the true-life location. So why not discover the drama of the Cornish countryside for yourself with a luxury break at the ‘Penrose Hotel’ in one of the award-winning bedrooms, from only £130

per night? It’s the perfect destination for an enchanting honeymoon. Take advantage of this special offer for Cornwall Living readers. Simply quote ‘CLDELISH18’ when booking to receive a complimentary bottle of prosecco and homemade biscotti in your room on arrival.


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Offering you your own private salon in the centre of Falmouth as well as being able to bring it to you eb ethen o ebra nch Hair offers a bespoke bridal service to get your hair ready for the most important day of your life.

Wild weddings in jaw-dropping locations Wild Tipi embraces the great outdoors, providing stunning and unique temporary wedding venues. The team are now working with Natural England to use sites across the south west that have never before been used for weddings. “There is a growing number of couples looking for weddings with a difference,” explains Sam from Wild Tipi. “We are working hard to develop sites that are off the beaten track, allowing couples to have their wedding in places such as Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands, Goonhilly, and Goss Moor with more coming soon. The launch of Wild Weddings is an exciting venture for us, helping to promote the idea that getting back to nature is good for us all.” Bespoke packages are available and Wild Tipi will liaise with suppliers on your behalf, taking the hassle away to make outdoor weddings much easier to arrange. For more information call 01872 519323 or visit

Whether it’s a big bridal party of bridesmaids and mothers or just the bride, Zeb aims to make the experience as special as possible. And with 15 years of experience doing wedding hair and events all o er the he pro ises to nd the perfect style that works for you on your big day. That could even be two looks – one for the ceremony and one for the evening!

Zeb says: “We’ll completely tailor the service around you and your day, to ensure you get the perfect hairstyle without it impacting on your busy schedule. Give us a call or pop in for a chat!” For more information call 07548 539267 or visit www. ebrafi chha

A setting like no other If you’ve been watching the recent Poldark TV adaptation, you’ve no doubt witnessed Aiden Turner rolling up his sleeves (or removing them entirely) underground in a Cornish mine. Many of these memorable scenes are actually l ed at oldar ine near Helston, which also acts as one of the most unusual and atmospheric wedding enues you re li ely to nd anywhere This truly unique venue is registered for civil ceremonies both above and below ground. Ceremonies are especially popular in the Holman Chamber of the historic tin mine, candle lit to enhance the atmosphere. Up to 22 guests can be accommodated in the chamber during the ceremony, which can be relayed via a video link to additional guests on the surface. For larger celebrations, a waterside bandstand within

the beautiful grounds is decorated. Speak to the team at Poldark Mine to tailor your day exactly how you want it. With plenty of luxurious accommodation available nearby, this really is a wonderful venue, where you can enjoy a touch of the Poldark magic. For more information call 01326 573173 or visit

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Specialising in wedding hair and with over 30 years’ experience in the trade, the stylists at Strands, Falmouth have even been involved with the British World Cup Hairdressing Team! The team, who know the importance of your individual needs, will sit down with you and discuss exactly what it is you’d like, including any extra requirements such as conditioning and colour treatments.

What’s more, the stylists can create anything from romantic, soft curls to rustic hair-up dos, promising to create a bespoke hairdo for everyone involved. Ultimately, Strands’ aim is to make you feel co pletely con dent co ortable and at ease What’s more, your stylist can come to you, so you won’t even need to leave the house! For more information call 01326 313374 or visit

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IT’S YOUR BIG DAY Feel comfortable and relaxed on your wedding day with the smile you’ve always dreamed of, with specialist help from Truro’s River Practice. ABOVE Get married with the smile you’ve always dreamed of


o, you’ve got the date in the diary, the venue booked, the dress selected and photographer con r ed plenty to s ile about ut as ere y ea o i er ractice the specialist dentistry centre based in Truro explains it is ery co on or us to see patients whose oti ation or see ing an i pro ed s ile is their disappoint ent at seeing the a ily wedding photos hilst we are ery happy to help and our patients always lo e their new s iles it is a little sad that we also o ten hear the sa e la ent wish d done this years ago There are ultiple ways in which people can i pro e their s iles ro so ething as si ple as a thorough scale and polish the i er ractice tea can re o e e en stubborn staining through to re align ent o croo ed teeth with orthodontics braces or e en replace ent o issing teeth or poor uality llings or crowns The great thing with odern orthodontics is that in the hands o a specialist the treat ent is painless straight orward and reliable i er ractice is used to dealing with co plex cases o ten where adults belie ed their particular case to be hopeless t ne er is The ey is to choose a registered orthodontic specialist who can o er you a uch wider choice o solutions than so eone who has si ply attended a ew short courses i er ractice can also pro ide an in isible brace so that e en i you are reading this

with your big day ast approaching there ay still be ti e or the tea to a e a di erence that you can actually a ord! ow about that gap that always shows up in photos or the loose denture that eans you are worried about eating in co pany These proble s can usually be sol ed and i er ractice has expert dentists with asters egree le el training in these aspects o dentistry too! e pride oursel es on our patient ocused approach continues ere y and lo e to hear our patients stories about how they now s ile with con dence e also understand how uch nancial pressure there can be when arranging a big e ent so we o er staged pay ent plans at no extra cost This year there really is no excuse in ebruary and arch the practice is o ering ree consultations worth and the rst e people who boo treat ent who are part o the wedding party will get o o their treat ent plan pea to the tea or the ull conditions o what are you waiting or all or e ail the practice now The sooner you start the sooner you will ha e the per ect s ile!


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


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

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

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•EXPERIENCE• A W E D D I N G AT P E N T I L L I E C A S T L E Set in the midst of a breathtaking 2,000-acre estate on the Cornwall and Devon border, you may well recognise Pentillie Castle which features as The Penrose Hotel on Sky One’s hit drama, Delicious. Off screen, Pentillie Castle is a stunning, exclusive-hire wedding venue exuding style and elegance, with the enchanting Cornish countryside and river Tamar providing the perfect backdrop to celebrate the wedding of your dreams. Pentillie’s extensive grounds offer a variety of licensed ceremony locations in which to say ‘I do’, as featured in the series, and the romantic Victorian bathing hut on the banks of the Tamar is a particular favourite. If the weather is glorious, the Castle Loggia on the south terrace offers the most stunning outdoor venue. Indeed, this is a truly inspirational place to celebrate you wedding, whatever the season.


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n o p u e c On a t i me Weddings at Tregenna Castle truly are the stuff of fairytales.


ost your big day at Tregenna Castle and the team can help create a dream wedding that you’ll never forget. Recently awarded ‘Best Town Venue 2018’ in the South West Wedding Awards, Tregenna Castle is surrounded by the natural beauty of Cornwall, offering spectacular views over St Ives bay, as well as personal service to really make your dreams come true. Tregenna wants to make sure your big day is as special as possible, which is why the team gives you the option to either tailor one of their existing packages to your requirements, or start from scratch and organise everything exactly the way you want it. They can also recommend a fantastic list of trusted suppliers, who can help create a truly bespoke wedding. The castle is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies throughout the year, both inside and out, with six different locations to choose from across its 72-acre estate. What’s more, the team can cater for small, intimate occasions, as well as grand affairs, so whatever you have in mind, you can have it your way when you say ‘I do’ at Tregenna Castle Hotel.

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bonfires • dancing under the stars fireworks • cider from down the road hay bales • festoon lighting home-cooked hearty food


Based in Camborne with FREE Parking

Kilminorth is a select cluster of cottages (sleeping 57) in beautifully landscaped gardens. Surrounded by breathtaking views, our picturesque 32-acre estate has its own lovely orchard, wild meadows, enchanting woods in a valley on the Cornish coast.

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Everything you need for the perfect Cornish wedding.


Sharp suits and big smiles... Simpsons of Cornwall Visit Simpsons of Cornwall to arrange your suit hire, choosing from a fantastic collection of designs. Established in the 1860s, Simpsons is an agent for Peter Posh, which has a huge range of styles, colours and choices of men’s suits for every type of occasion, whether formal or relaxed, traditional or contemporary, and with accessories to match. Simply pop in store to get everyone measured up and select your chosen suits for the big day. With stores in Penzance, Falmouth and Truro, Simpsons is your local solution wherever your Cornish wedding might be.

elcome to our wedding planner section, which, over the following few pages, is brimming with fabulous ideas for your big day. We’ve got it all covered from venues to catering; flowers to hair styling hy not en oy a wedding breakfast with a difference, by opting for a hog roast? Want a personalised wedding cake? For the venue, how about an enchanting castle, a grand country house, or maybe a cluster of tipis in a wild Cornish location? And what could be more romantic than creating your own unique wedding bands? Then there’s the photography, to capture all those magic memories... We have ideas for these and so much more to inspire you!

A blossoming romance Ruby Alice Floral Design & Styling

nno ati e award winning floral designer lice atthews o uby Alice, marries modern romance with timeless, natural elegance. Alice simply loves the buzz of a wedding, ever passionate about creating the right look and guiding clients from idea to reality. Everything she uses is fresh, grown locally where possible and foraged. Alice offers free, no-obligation consultations to discuss all the design possibilities, as well as venue consultations, advising how to make the biggest impact with your budget. Look out for Alice’s blog and sign up to her newsletter for tips, competitions, ideas and upcoming workshops.

Manor Fashions anor ashions near elston has a huge selection o out ts or mothers of the bride and groom from 16 different designers. Selling only special occasion wear, along with matching hats and fascinators, customers receive expert advice so that they look fantastic on the special day roprietor nn realised when her rst daughter was married that Cornwall needed a specialist shop and hence Manor Fashions was born. It now attracts customers from all over Cornwall and beyond. Appointments are advised to ensure you enjoy the experience o choosing an out t with indi idual attention ro nn

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Mum's the word

Stacey Cremin Makeup artist Stacey Cremin has over ten years’ experience, recently scooping a gong at the South West Wedding Awards 2017. A member of the Wedding Alliance, Stacey is based in Falmouth, and can travel anywhere in Cornwall. Stacey tells us: “I love connecting with people, creating a look that’s right for them and the occasion. I’m a hopeless romantic at heart and love the build-up of a wedding. It’s a privilege to be a part of anyone’s big day and I pride myself on my personal, relaxed and professional approach.”


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Wedding PREPARATIONS Beautiful and blushing

Bridal boutique

Enhance Your Glow

With superior customer service, every bride and her party will nd all they need at this dedicated bridal boutique, including a distinctive range of wedding gowns all under £1,000!

Specialising in non-surgical skin treatments for both men and wo en nhance our low s highly uali ed tea o ers a range of treatments to give you the glow you deserve on the most important day of your life. All questions are answered, so you re guaranteed con dence in your chosen treat ent ost i portantly the tea understands the i portance o flexible hours for those with busy schedules (that’s you, wedding planners!), offering treatments late on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings and also on Saturdays.

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There’s also the ‘brides on a budget’ range, all under £500, wedding gowns on sale starting at £100! Brides to Be really has everything, including plus-sized gowns, veils, tiaras and shoes, making it the one-stop shop that every bride and her party needs!

Calm within the chaos

Ideas and advice at the fayre

Simply Bridal Hair

Simply Bridal Hair is a multi-award-winning mobile bridal hairdresser. “I pride myself on providing a professional and reliable service,” says Andrea McNeil, “creating calm within the chaos. I always go above and beyond to make sure my brides, bridesmaids and mums have an amazing, hitch-free morning. I love weddings, creating everything from strong vintage looks to soft boho down dos, and I am always on hand to offer practical help.” Andrea also offers a dressing service, giving peace of mind that you’ll look your very best walking down the aisle, and that the dress will not shift all day!

Authentic, affordable KinetIQue Jewellery

Simply Weddings Simply Weddings organise fun and inspirational wedding fayre events all over Cornwall, from small, bespoke venue showcases to larger exciting shows. But why go to a Simply Weddings show? Well, the internet is a great place to start planning your wedding, but nothing beats meeting suppliers face-to-face, seeing what they can do, exploring ideas and getting that expert advice. As a bride or groom you have to put your trust in people to make your dreams come true. Arguably, you cannot get this relationship without meeting someone face to face. Entrance is free, and you’ll receive an amazing goody bag complete with fantastic discounts and offers, plus the chance to win a VIP bag, with bigger discounts and everything from pretty jewellery to something sweet, and lots of cute little gifts. So, what are our best tips for attending a show? Firstly, keep an open mind. Ask lots of questions from suppliers. Keep it local – the Cornish wedding industry is rich with high-quality suppliers. Finally, if you see something you like, book it before someone else beats you to it!

Created by Cornwall’s award-winning KinetIQue jewellery, the IQ Diamond is 30% tougher than your average diamond, with more spar le and re and by ar ore uni ue uilt around a core that can only be found naturally from an exploding star, these diamonds come at a fraction of the usual cost. How would you like to own a diamond worth £15,000 for just £1,500? Well, now you can!


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Wild Tipis Looking for a wedding with a difference? Wild Tipi provides alternative spaces for couples looking for unique and once in a lifetime weddings in beautiful locations across Cornwall and the south west. From clifftops to woodland Sam and Tim bring together a wonderful team of suppliers, to help make your dreams a reality. Giant tipis are both versatile and visually stunning, from single hire to multiple set ups. The Wild Tipi ethos is simple… it’s about immersing yourself in nature, with the clear message that getting outside is good for us all.

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Wedding RECEPTION IDEAS An enchanting setting Caerhays Estate Caerhays is one of the great jewels of Cornwall’s picturesque south coast. The estate offers two distinct but equally spectacular licensed venues – the intimate clifftop Coastguard’s Lookout or The ean a e star country retreat as well as the option o a large sea iew ar uee reception in the castle grounds or on the breath ta ing each eadow perched abo e orthluney each The secluded Caerhays Estate makes for a unique and magical venue for your wedding, providing the perfect backdrop for those all i portant photos

A backdrop like no other

Unspoilt tranquillity


Enys Gardens

An exquisite 18th Century country manor house set in its own peaceful gardens and woodlands, Tredudwell is ideally situated to enjoy the breathtaking views over Cornwall’s coastline below. Having been completely renovated in 2014, the team is delighted to open its doors and offer you a completely unique stay with luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation. It’s the perfect spot for making your wedding day truly special and this coming spring, you can tie the knot in the new outdoor ceremony space, where your guests will be seated in a agni cent natural a phitheatre!

Tucked away in the countryside between Falmouth and Truro, Enys Gardens – considered to be some of the oldest in the Duchy – makes a unique wedding reception venue that’s perfect for a creative couple. The derelict yet enchanting manor house, located within the gardens, has capacity for 150 guests and is available to hire for wedding receptions and blessings throughout the year. Hire of the house includes access to the largely wild, tranquil Enys Gardens, with plenty to entertain the guests. There’s even space for a ar uee on the old tennis court!

Vibrant and festive

Understated, highly rated

Port Eliot House and Gardens

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Take a stroll through the vineyards and woodland...

agni cent and rade listed ort liot ouse and ardens in St Germans is one of the jewels of Cornwall’s south coast, with a ascinating history stretching bac o er years ort liot o ers magical weddings with a vibrant, festive feel. Have your ceremony in the drawing room, dining room, conservatory or Georgian orangery, before wowing your guests with a Champagne reception beneath your own marquee on the boat house lawn with views over the ynher estuary Truly enchanting!

Tre ibban ill s pri ate la e is a stunning peace ul location or an idyllic ceremony; the perfect backdrop for your photos. Designed to co ple ent the setting Tre ibban ill s brand new celebration space is odern luxurious and spacious high end but understated with a large balcony. The Upper Deck can even accommodate 120 guests for a sit down reception. Outstanding dining is at the heart of Tre ibban ill so your wedding east will be one to re e ber and certainly a highlight of your special day.


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Wedding RECEPTION IDEAS A venue with atmosphere The Smugglers Den Inn

Set the right tone Elastic Lounge

Historically, this beautiful 16th Century building was a hideout – a hub of smuggling activities. Today, The Smugglers Den Inn, tucked away in the picturesque hamlet of Trebellan near Cubert, is a destination dining pub, as well as a function and wedding venue that’s well worth seeking out. The private function room is licensed for civil ceremonies, opening onto extensive decking that overlooks beauti ul countryside and the sand dunes at olywell ay o plete with bar and facilities, it’s ideal for celebrating your big day, with packages that can be tailored to suit your individual requirements.

Here to help you create your perfect day, the team at Elastic Lounge knows that you need to set the right tone at the right time. They work with top UK acts, providing you with a dedicated entertain ent co ordinator to create the per ect soundtrac or your big day oo stand alone acts or a ully tailored entertainment package; choose from pianists and DJs, jazz duos and string quartets; rock, pop, disco, soul bands – whatever your taste, Elastic Lounge has it covered. Don’t you want your wedding to be remembered like no other?

Good food, great times

Have your cake and eat it

The Good Food Catering Company

The Cake-Hole The a e ole is a ulti award winning ca e designer specialising in bespo e wedding ca es The a e ole can produce ca es ranging from simple yet stunning naked cakes to extraordinary floral cascades e pride oursel es in attention to detail explains anda al er creating uni ue wedding ca es tailored to the couple’s requirements. Our cakes and cupcakes are always fresh and delicious with a wide range o fla ours ro rich ruit ca e to oist chocolate orange The a e ole o ers a ree design and tasting consultation, by appointment only.

Raising and woodland to Trevibban’s the bar

A hearty banquet

private lake Birdies Bar

Is your wedding venue missing a bar? All your problems are solved with this fabulous horsebox converted into a fully functioning bar, available for private hire at any event across Cornwall – perfect if your function is in a remote location in the stunning Cornish countryside irdies ar stoc s an i pressi e range o drin s including Cornish gin, St Ives Cider, Cornish ale, draught lager, i s er aid le onade prosseco wine barista co ee and tipsy hot chocolate hat s ore i e eryone s eeling pec ish irdies ar can also supply hilps asties at your wedding upon re uest

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Your wedding will never be forgotten and the team loves to share their passion for food and service to create the prefect catering solution for each unique wedding lanning weddings can be a daunting prospect and the team have 15 years’ experience to ensure you’ll be stress free so you can relax and enjoy the anticipation of a sumptuous catering experience, whatever your taste and requirements. So, why not contact them to discuss your ideas, tastes, needs and let them exceed your expectations.

Kernow Hog Roasters Every wedding is capped off with the ultimate feast to seal the celebration and this Cornish company provides the perfect catering for your special day anywhere in Cornwall, whether a large or inti ate e ent ur ai is to pro ide a high uality e orable hog roasting ser ice explains che oss ithers ensuring that all your a ily and riends tal about how excellent your party was choice o the nest outh watering la b bee and por is available, to create a hearty banquet that everyone will remember for years to come.


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Relaxed and natural Thomas Frost Thomas Frost is a rising star in the south west, with the quality of his work and his dedication to service making him an award-winning wedding photographer. Thomas is driven by the love of adventure, helping couples to document a wedding day that truly represents them. He captures special moments that are relaxed and natural that can be cherished forever. His reportage style has been perfected in the ten years that he has been shooting weddings across the UK, Europe and around the world.

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Wedding PHOTOGRAPHY Capture the memories

Charlotte Dart Photo & Film The big day often goes by in a whirlwind of emotion and excitement and, being the centre of attention, you won’t see it from your guests perspecti e ith pro essional photography and l from Charlotte Dart, including stunning drone footage, you can relive those special moments whenever you like. Charlotte tells us: “I create wedding videos that are heartwarming, fun, personal, and memorable. Most importantly, your day will be captured your way l ing respect ully and discretely n oy a highly polished cinematic video that you can treasure forever.”

The ultimate love story

An authentic experience Verity Westcott Photography

Mark Noall says the art of wedding photography is all about telling love stories. As an established professional, Mark specialises in coastal weddings in the popular wedding destination of St Ives and throughout Cornwall, so his relaxed, un-posed style is perfect for brides who want to feel the sand between their toes on their wedding day. Mark’s photographic collections look stunning on Instagram or can be printed as beauti ul acrylic wall art or in one o his elegant ne art albums.

Photographer Verity Westcott has a novel approach to capturing your big day, as she tells us: “My images are honest – as I believe in all kinds of love and the fairy tale ever after story the i ages reflect this helping you re e ber your story and your day, for years to come. I don’t do traditionally posed wedding photography; life is awkward enough without having to stand in a traditional pose, in front of my camera! I literally document your day, with an approach that feels playful, unobtrusive and very real.”

An eye for themoment

Unlock your inner wilderness

Lucy Turnbull Photography

Wedding photography need not be shouty, obnoxious or forced. Rather, it should be a small collection of sighs and smiles; of stolen kisses. It should captured hands that are held, and runaway tears as you get caught up in the moment. These teeny, tiny moments add up over the course of your special day and i captured you ll nd that you re not ust le t with a series of motionless stills, but instead with a tale of two coming together and the celebration of that union by those closest to them.

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Enchanted Brides “I love adventure,” says photographer Joanne Clement of Enchanted Brides. “And there’s no better adventure than yours. The intimacy between you, that raw romance – capturing that connection, the emotion in each moment; this is the essence of Enchanted Brides. I paint pictures reflecting the unstaged senti ent paired with the elemental beauty of nature, creating a tapestry of truths that is heartfelt and authentic.” Joanne brings an organic, mystical, creative and artful style to her wedding photography, perfect for barefoot brides or simply for free spirits who feel their souls stirring.”


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Wedding JEWELLERY Crafted with passion

Make your own sparkle

Katy Luxton Jewellery


Working from a sedum-roofed studio in Wadebridge, Katy creates conte porary play ul and sculptural ewellery drawing inspiration from mathematical models, geometric shapes and interwoven curves. Katy works in silver, gold, palladium, platinum and nylon using a mixture of traditional skills and new technology. She en oys wor ing with custo ers to design indi idual pieces that reflect the t s a wonder ully personal experience that results in a uni ue piece o ewellery that you ll always treasure and that promises to help make your big day that extra bit special.

For over 50 years, Kernowcraft has been providing all of the ewellery a ing supplies you need to help create the wedding of your dreams. You may be surprised how easy and affordable it is to a e your own ewellery hether you re a ter elegant pearls, natural diamonds or affordable handmade gifts for your bridesmaids, the possibilities are endless – you could go classic or completely unique. Visit Kernowcraft’s friendly team in Perranporth or shop online for supplies, inspiration for your big day and ewellery tutorials to try too

Setting in stone

Contemporary yet rustic

Canary Blue

Marsha Drew

anary lue has a pro essional ewellery wor shop on site where you and your partner can take the opportunity to create your ery own wedding rings ll o their ewellery is tailored ust or you ro choosing the per ect loose dia ond or your engagement ring to a completely bespoke CAD or handmade design; every ring they make is as unique as the person wearing it. They can also repair or remodel any special pieces you may already have, keeping your collection beautiful for years to come.

Cornish silversmith Marsha Drew creates beautiful sterling silver and gold ewellery studded with bright colour ul ge stones ro her workshop, not too far from Cornwall’s stunning north coast. The rugged beauty of this inspiring landscape is at the heart of all the ewellery designs and ade with si ple sil ers ithing tools and using a ix o traditional and odern techni ues the ewellery created is contemporary in style with a rustic edge. Marsha has recently registered to use Fairtrade Gold so for the eco conscious couple, wedding rings can be now be made in this material.

Invoking the coast

Handmade by you

Hannah Louise Lamb What better way to commemorate your Cornish wedding than with personalised rings documenting your favourite stretch of coastline oastline ings are the ingenious creation o ewellery designer Hannah Louise Lamb. “I was born in Cornwall, and grew up playing on the beach,” Hannah tells us. “The Cornish coast is very inspiring to me.” These romantic, two-part, interlocking rings – available in silver, white, yellow, rose gold, or a combination of different colour golds, palladium and platinum – represent the land and the sea oined together by a coastline ap perhaps your wedding destination, engagement location or honeymoon place.

St Ives Jewellery Studio Want to make each other’s wedding ring? The team at St Ives Jewellery Studio specialise in this, helping you to make the perfect handmade wedding rings, meaning they’re all the more personal and special to you. In their fully equipped workshop in the heart of St Ives, you can make your rings with any metal, augmenting them with gemstones of your choice and shaping them to your own personal taste.


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The fabulous location overlooking the Camel estuary and beach below provides the ultimate backdrop for photos

e v i s u l c x e d n a e t a m i t In A chic wedding venue in a world-class location overlooking the Camel estuary on Cornwall’s enigmatic north coast.


DISCOVER MORE Contact the team to request a brochure. A three-course wedding breakfast menu for up to 60 guests starts at £60 per head, including canapés, tea and coffee. Menus can be tailored to suit your preferences and dietary requirements. Weddings are not available from June to August.

ooking for a truly luxurious and exclusive Cornish wedding venue? What could be more romantic than the enigmatic stretch of coastline beloved of the iconic poet, John Betjeman? Private and tucked away from the hustle and bustle, the St Enodoc Hotel is the only hotel in Rock, offering an exceptional, intimate wedding experience guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. The entire hotel is reserved for your wedding party only, providing you and your guests with exclusive use of the restaurant, all 20 bedrooms and full use of facilities, which include the spa, sauna, swimming pool, reception rooms, games room, lawn and terrace. What’s more, the St Enodoc Hotel only hosts a handful of select weddings a year, avoiding the ‘conveyor belt’ feeling. The professional, friendly team, led by a dedicated wedding host, cater for every individual need, down to the very last detail, ro dressing tables to o erseeing nal preparations. Recommended specialists from hairdressers to ca e a ers and florists can be arranged, ensuring that all you need to do is relax and enjoy your day. The fabulous location overlooking the Camel estuary and beach below provides the ultimate backdrop for photos. Meanwhile, the food is as tantalising as the setting, with

tailormade menus designed by Masterchef winner James Nathan, showcasing Cornwall’s nest produce hy not re uest a bu et on arrival day? The ideal chance for guests to mingle and get to know each other before the main event. While the hotel itself is not licenced for ceremonies, it’s within walking distance from two of Cornwall’s most spectacular churches: St Enodoc Church, a 12th Century church nestled in the sand dunes of Daymer Bay, and St Michael’s Church, an ancient chapel on the seawall above Porthilly Cove. Return to a glass of Camel Valley Brut on the terrace or lawn. Then, after dancing the night away, retire to the luxurious bouti ue bedroo s flooded with natural light and overlooking the estuary. The day after the wedding, room service can be arranged, or a group breakfast can be held in the restaurant where guests can reminisce over a hearty Cornish fry up. Whether local or travelling from afar, why not meet the dedicated wedding host for coffee and start to make your dreams a reality?

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G OURMET We catch up with all the latest news from some of our favourite chefs, eateries, hotels and pubs!

Awards are flying in at The Fish House, Fistral


Vegans rejoice thanks to speciality menus

AT THE MINERS ARMS, ST AGNES The historic Miners Arms in Mithian, St Agnes is the perfect place to stop if you’re exploring the north coast and looking for homemade Cornish food in old-world comfort. As well as serving food all day from 12pm to 9pm using local suppliers, offering real ales and delicious roasts on Sundays, and a fantastic selection of gins, the team even offers entirely separate vegan and gluten-free menus! The Sunday roast, which has become seriously popular with both locals and visitors alike, needs tasting to be believed and includes a

Having only been open for three years, Paul Harwood’s The Fish House Fistral has quickly taken the Newquay foodie scene by storm. Paul takes inspiration from the sea, using locally caught sh and shell sh caught straight from Newquay harbour, as well as the best seasonal ingredients available. The result is a menu full of rustic dishes with authentic fla ours Testa ent to the uality of both food and service at the Fish House, the team recently scooped gold at the Cornwall Tourism awards, which meant they were automatically entered into the south west awards. Here, despite stiff opposition – including two one-star Michelin restaurants – Paul and co. took silver! So well done to everyone involved! Be sure to book a table next time you’re in or around Newquay. THE FISH HOUSE 01637 872085 www the shhouse stral co

delicious nut roast option. For those with a sweet tooth they also have a great selection of gluten free and vegan desserts which can be enjoyed with either vegan friendly ice cream or custard. So if you’re tired of the same old dreary options spoiling those rare occasions spent eating out, why not head to the Miners Arms? THE MINERS ARMS Mithian, St Agnes TR5 0QF 01872 552375

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LAUNCHES VEGAN FRIED CHICKEN BURGER Beer and Bird in St Ives has introduced ornwall s rst egan ried chic en burger to its already tantalising menu. The family run bar and restaurant decided to launch the burger following a growing demand from its customers. “Despite being known for our chicken, a number of our customers visit for our indulgent vegetarian and vegan options,” explains co-owner Tom Hanson. “So many restaurants o er a to en bean burger but we wanted to serve something a bit more exciting.” Created using homemade Seitan (a meat substitute derived from wheat gluten), the imitation

chic en is coated in their secret recipe breading and pressure fried, just like the real thing. It’s then topped with melted vegan cheese and served in a fresh St Ives bakery bun. You can e en choose to top your burger with pulled chicken’, (slow-cooked barbeque jack fruit) for a truly indulgent and equally guilt-free experience. BEER AND BIRD 18A Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1AB 01736 793776

It’s time for Tim’s Place Chef Tim Dean opened his Wadebridge bistro, Tim’s Place, when he was only 18. Six years on, this inspiring independent eatery continues to thrive, with Tim having found and perfected his own style. So what’s the key to success? “I’m self taught,” Tim tells us, “but that gives me no restrictions or pre-conceived ideas.” As Tim explains, it all starts with selecting the best ingredients. “We use only the nest ornish produce This co bined with friendly staff, a comfy, relaxed atmosphere and our a ous chester elds leads to a great experience!” So, whether you’re popping in for a

homemade cake and a coffee, a full Cornish breakfast, or maybe line-caught sea bass on a bed of tagliatelle with a creamy sauce, samphire and a glass of Camel Valley Pinot, you’re guaranteed to savour the great atmosphere and sumptuous fla ours o the next ti e you re in the area why not see for yourself? TIM’S PLACE 1 Foundry Street, Wadebridge PL27 7NW 01208 812550 TimsPlaceWad

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A warm welcome awaits at the Cornish Arms, Pendoggett ust three iles ro ornish shing village, Port Isaac, the Cornish Arms Pendoggett – a traditional Cornish pub – might just be the perfect place to stop on your north Cornish exploration.

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he lephant Bar & Brasserie The Elephant Bar & Brasserie at The Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate serves vibrant, perfectly executed dishes in a timeless, garden-view setting throughout the day. The menus are all about eating the right things at the right time, so with a new season comes a new enu! The tea r ly belie es that the bene ts o eating seasonally go well beyond your taste buds – not only are the ingredients more delicious; they’re easier on your wallet, better for the environment, and healthier too! And at this time of year, with spring just around the corner, it’s all about verdant vegetables, melt-in-the-mouth meats, and reshly caught sh Lunch and afternoon tea are served daily in the elegant Elephant Brasserie from 12 to 5pm, with dinner available from 6 to 9.30pm. On Sundays, lunch is the main order of the day, with three courses priced at just £19.95. Booking is highly recommended! CORNWALL HOTEL, SPA & ESTATE Pentewan Road, Tregorrick, St Austell PL26 7AB 01726 874050

Owners Geoff and Karen Dennison tell us: “We have a range of freshly prepared, home-cooked pub food available at lunchtime and during evenings every day, as well as a selection of real ales, wines, bottled craft beers and ciders.”

The home to Doc Martin, Port Isaac and the nearby coastline offer some of the most agni cent wal ing routes on the north coast, and the Cornish Arms is the perfect place to rest after day spent exploring and sate that inevitable sea-air appetite.

What’s more, the pub is very much dog and child friendly and when the sun shines, the beer garden is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon with the family.

THE CORNISH ARMS Pendoggett, Port Isaac PL30 3HH 01208 880335

Love food? Then listen up!

If you, like us, are looking forward to Porthleven’s annual food festival, you’ll be pleased to hear that this year’s is set to be bigger and better than ever!

As well as the usual line up of events in the Chef’s Theatre (including a display from patron Anthony Worrall Thompson) and massive choice of foodie vendors and artisans around the quayside, this year’s the e is nti lastic antastic! which means you can indulge yourself, guilt free, in support of eliminating the global plastic problem! There’s also a fantastic line up already in place for the evenings, but more on that next issue! PORTHLEVEN FOOD FESTIVAL porthlevenfoodfestival

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T u e t o F ri 1 2 p m - 2 p m ; two courses - £ 6, three courses - £ 8 , takeaway - £ 2.5 0 F ri 6 p m - 9 p m ; three courses - £ 16 B ookings & info: t e l: 01736 335 215 e m ai l: S e nara R e s t au rant , Z ennor B uilding P enwith C ollege, S t C lare S treet, P enz ance, C ornwall T R 18 2S A t wi t t e r: @P enwithS enara

Open all year. Situated yards from Portreath beach. Fish and chip restaurant and bar and much more, including breakfasts and a variety of lunch options. See website for full menu. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for specials and events.

@theatlantictr16 01209 843490 The Atlantic, Seafront, Portreath, Cornwall, TR16 4NN

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New look, new flavours at Chantek and Kinn, Truro 2018 heralds a fresh look and new Head Chef for Chantek and Kinn Bar in Truro. Chef Sompong is introducing Pan Asian fla ours ro alaysia apan hina orea and Vietnam into the already extensive Thai menu, so you can expect to see some amazing dishes being served in this beauti ul ne dining restaurant

Burns Night celebration

at Spires

Truro College’s Spires restaurant was recently transformed to offer diners an authentic Scottish experience to celebrate Burns Day. The student run ne dining restaurant was ully booked with enthusiastic guests joining in with traditional Scottish songs after being greeted by a bagpipe player, and later enjoying the iconic piping of the haggis ceremony. Students had their work cut out preparing Scottish smoked salmon canapés for guests on arrival and serving a traditional six-course meal including Cullen skink (a creamy smoked haddock and potato soup), haggis, tatties and neeps, mackerel rolled in oats with onion and whisky chutney scallops fla ed in ells his ey with Scotch broth and a Scottish dessert plate boasting cranachan, Drambuie jelly and parfait Flora MacDonald. The evening was rounded off with coffee and a famous Scottish invention – the deep fried Mars bar! Spires opens every Tuesday evening offering diners a ne dining experience at ery reasonable prices with monthly Jazz Nights featuring live music. SPIRES 01872 267621 restaurants/spires-at-truro

The Kinn Bar, which is situated upstairs above the restaurant, has now had a vibrant refurbishment, with lush silk fabrics and soft lighting. The team serves cocktails and craft beers, all sourced to complement Asian-inspired dishes and tantalising sharing plates which are also available.

CHANTEK & KINN 15 New Bridge Street, Truro TR12AA 01872 225071

Penrose Kitchen

near Truro relaunches

On 1st February, the Penrose Kitchen team welcomed more than 100 guests to the relaunch of their fantastic restaurant overlooking beautiful water gardens, just three miles from the centre of Truro.

Chef Ben Harmer and his partner, Front of House Manager Samantha Richman served tasters of their contemporary Cornish cuisine to the delight of local journalists, business people, their suppliers and loyal customers. Now, the doors are well and truly open and boo ings are flying in or lunch and dinner parties. The restaurant is quickly becoming famed for its four-meat Sunday roast, something we’ve been meaning to try ourselves, so if you’re looking for somewhere different on Cornwall’s rich foodie scene, why not book yourself a table? ”

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Add some zest to your day out with

a trip to The Lemon Arms

ith year round enus o ering su ptuous homemade specials which often include local crab and seafood, The Lemon Arms is the perfect place to stop and satisfy that sea air appetite after a stroll around the creek. During the colder months, a full array of your favourite winter warmers can be found on the menu, as well as range of St Austell Ales to choose from. There are plenty of options for children too, meaning no one need go hungry!

On Sundays, a delicious Sunday roast offers proper taste of Cornwall with fresh, locally sourced meat and veg, and after a long week at work, there’s no better remedy. THE LEMON ARMS Lemon Hill, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth TR11 5NA 01326 373666

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CHARMS Delicious food accompanied by beautiful views is always something we are on the lookout for, and we discovered just that at the Godolphin Arms.

BELOW Wine and dine with scintillating views


ituated in Marazion with breathtaking views over the iconic St Michael’s Mount, the Godolphin Arms is a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Summer is a great time to visit here, with bright days and gorgeous orange sunsets stretching out over the bay, but a crisp, early spring evening is also a perfect time to visit. With a comfy, cosy atmosphere and warming, locally-sourced, feelgood food; the Godolphin stretches out its arms to welcome you in from the cold. Recently refurbished, this highly recommended restaurant is the perfect hideaway to sit and enjoy drinks with friends or settle down to a tantalising three-course meal; the latter is exactly what we did. Walking in from the cold spring air, we were instantly charmed. Hit with a comforting warmth as we pushed open the glass doors, we ascended the chunky wooden staircase and waited at the host stand. Warmly welcomed by both the hostess, and the waiting staff that we met along the way, we were promptly led to our table. We felt instantly relaxed as we settled in a corner next to a sash window over-looking the majestic, gently-lit mount.


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é ABOVE Spicy butternut and bean burger with halloumi

RIGHT The classic, Lushingtons Ale-battered fish and chips

The menu was a test; everything sounded so delicious and brilliantly showcased the quality of local Cornish produce. Dishes such as the seafood platter, pumpkin and cheese tagliatelle, mixed bean and curried lentil burger classic sh and chips seasonal boost salad and the tempting rib eye steak, not to mention the dishes listed on the specials menu. We deliberated for a long while before our waiter returned for the fourth time to take our order when we had nally settled on what we would like to try. With glasses of crisp Pinot Grigio and local ale, Doom Bar, in hand, we sat cosily and admired our surroundings. Chatting between us we would often comment on details of the interior that we liked, such as the bold artwork, thick oak tables and subtle lighting. We lapped up the atmosphere, a mix of families and couples, all donning smiles as they chatted and tried each dish. A good sign that we were in for a treat. For our starters, I went for the salt and chilli fried calamari with wasabi mayonnaise and opposite me sat the Cornish beer-battered cod goujons. Both were gorgeous! The goujons especially were a hit; I must admit, one went missing from my partner’s plate when he wasn’t looking. To follow I was presented with a delightful board of locally-sourced mussels accompanied by slices of toasted ciabatta. The mussels were served in a stylish black enamel pot, the mouth-watering smell of the creamy white wine sauce hitting you as you lift the lid. My partner chose the signature homemade beef burger complemented by spiced tomato and onion chutney, the perfect winter warmer. Next was dessert. We waited about 20 inutes a ter nishing our ains too ull to contemplate anything else for a while. However, after being shown the tempting selection of sweets on the menu, we couldn’t say no. My partner decided to go for the

seasonal, poached apple and sultana crumble and I chose the white chocolate baked Alaska from the specials menu. Neither disappointed. Spiced and sweet, the crumble hit exactly the right spot to face that spring sea air again and the baked Alaska was a light and smooth addition to the end of the meal. It was something I had been meaning to try for a while and I was very pleased that I did! With amazing food, a great atmosphere, beautiful décor and service to match, I have already recommended the Godolphin Arms to a ily and riends This is de nitely somewhere that we will be coming back to again and again. And I wouldn’t blame you if you did too!

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We meet Rachel and Jane, owners of The Old Lifeboat House Bistro in Penzance.

Following the success of offering fresh oysters last summer, we’ll be offering them with a glass of bubbly alongside

The historic lifeboat house


aving forged a friendship over several years, when the opportunity came up for Rachel and Jane to take over The Old Lifeboat House, they snapped it up. Jane, who had been a London based accountant for more than 20 years, had decided that it was a time for a change of pace and so relished the opportunity to set up a life in Cornwall on the south coast. Rachel, having grown up in Newlyn, felt moving to Cornwall was the natural choice, especially after the tumultuous time her and her son Lake had had during in his early years growing up with a life-threatening condition. As soon as she and Jane saw the bistro, with its uninterrupted views of Penzance harbour, they knew it was the opportunity they’d been looking for. As the name suggests, the bistro is located in an old lifeboat house, and the building has been beautifully restored. There are plans to work with the RNLI in the coming months, with the aim of focussing both on the history of the building, as well as highlighting the courageous work of the local lifeboat crews over the years.

The bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering daily seafood specials and using predominantly local produce. And, this coming summer, Rachel and Jane will be introducing a new special to the menu – Bubbles and Pearls. Jane tells us: “Following the success of offering fresh oysters last summer, we’ll be offering them with a glass of bubbly alongside.” Impressively, throughout the season last year, the bistro remained one of Penzance’s top restaurants, as rated by both Google and Trip d isor! ane nishes This year will see some slight chances to the menu, but we’ll remain focussed on maintaining our reputation for using locally sourced seafood at reasonable prices.” It’s even dog friendly, and what could possibly be better than settling down with some ‘Bubbles and Pearls’, a bowl of water or the hound and ta ing in the agni cent harbour views?

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Call for a free quote 07421 085788 or email

Call your local veg team Steve & Lynn on 01208 220341

Unit 7 Woodbine Farm Business Park Threemilestone, Truro, TR3 6BW

FRANCHIS Holiday Park

New restaurant owned & run by a local Cornish family offering the best Sunday Roasts as well as a delicious steaks, pizzas & seafood menu during the week.

Imagine owning a little piece of Cornwall in the heart of The Lizard Peninsula’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just 14 lodges make up ‘The Meadow’, a new development at Franchis Holiday Park surrounded by mature trees and sloping gently down to a woodland stream. Just moments away from unspoilt villages, beautiful sandy coves and stunning coastal scenery you can’t help but relax here. Holiday lodges start from £89,950, can be enjoyed for 11 months of the year and are available with a 30 year site licence.

Franchis Holiday Park Near Mullion, Cornwall

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miniature package Mini golf at Greens of Padstow promises to be hugely popular!


verlooking the Camel estuary, Greens of Padstow has become a year-round haven for foodies and nature lovers alike, being privy to views over the estuary and the many species it’s home to, as well as the sumptuous menus on offer in the licensed café. And the team is about to do one better! The site used to be home to a mini golf course, which, as you can imagine, was incredibly popular with both visitors and locals, especially considering the site’s beautiful location. While the 18 holes are currently playable, owner Sharon Whittock shares with us the team’s plans to completely overhaul the course, creating what will be, in effect, a whole new course. “Now that we have the café properly up and running, we’re beginning the ‘second phase’ of Greens’ development, which is to totally renew the mini golf, the site’s original business.” The course, according to Sharon, is now ready for extensive planting, and the aim is to create gardens around each hole, honouring the beauty of the site using four planting themes: ‘Cornish orchard’, 'Cornish cliff and grassland’, ‘Cornish woodland garden’ and ‘Cornish subtropical’. “Each of the golf holes has been contoured

and sculpted to provide playing challenges. However, the intention is to enrich and diversify the landscape and the playing experience through further creative physical interventions within the holes themselves. These may be sculptural or constructional. They may be created out of readymade or recycled elements, natural materials or bespoke pieces. They may be useable for only a season, or could last a lifetime. The point is that they should be ingenious, fun, thought provoking and engagingly beautiful.” We’re told that the intention is to commission 18 of these pieces over three years, one for each hole. The planting is set to begin after half term and the course will be open to play as of Easter, before the rolling programme of enhancing each hole begins. Combined with the quality food on offer at Greens café, the course will make Greens of Padstow the perfect place to spend an afternoon with the kids while enjoying one of the nest estuary iews ornwall has to o er


Enjoy a round of mini golf overlooking the Camel estuary

BELOW Follow golf with a refreshing coffee and cake at Greens


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Spyrys Spas and Hot Tubs is a Cornish company based in Wadebridge, North Cornwall, where our large showroom displays over a dozen Hot Tubs and All Weather Pools for sale to suit all needs and budgets.

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t s i w t a h t wi This Easter, the team at Etherington’s Farm Shop have a few ideas to make your seasonal roast extra special.

é TOP Quality meats and Etherington’s knowledgeable butchers

RIGHT The excellently stocked farm shop near Scorrier


pring is just around the corner and, for those of you who are already thinking about menus for springtime dinner parties and evenings spent enjoying quality time over a meal and a glass of wine, lamb may well be on your agenda. New-season lamb, often referred to as ‘spring lamb’ offers a tender sweetness that’s absolutely perfect for Easter roast dinners. The butchers at Etherington’s Farm Shop near Scorrier have, between them, more than 70 years of experience and this Easter, instead of opting for a traditional roast, they’re encouraging Cornish foodies to choose an impressive rack of lamb. Taken from the most-tender part of the animal, it not only looks impressive, but tastes incredible too, especially when cooked pink and eaten off the bone. All you need to do is decide how best to prepare your special Easter dinner. Here are just a few ideas from the team at Etherington’s. If you’re a fuss-free cook, Etherington’s recommend simply brushing the meat with a little oil, seasoning with salt and pepper and searing in a hot pan to loc in the fla our before roasting in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 15 to 20 minutes. r i you en oy a spot o oodie flair Etherington’s Scott Buzza suggests adding

a herb crust, which will golden in the oven and add different textures to the dish. Lamb’s rich fla our eans it co bines well with vibrant ingredients, from fruit and yoghurt, to pesto, paprika and curry spices. For a fresh taste, Scott explains how you can use breadcrumbs, a good handful of freshly chopped mint, rosemary and two garlic cloves, as well as a dollop of mustard and a pinch of parmesan (all blended) to create the crust paste. Season the lamb and flash ry in a hot s illet on all sides or 30 seconds, before placing in a pre-heated 180°C oven for ten minutes. Remove your lamb from the oven and add your chosen crust to the fattiest side, be ore returning it to the heat or e to ten minutes. Finally, remove, cover and leave to stand for ten minutes, before serving with dauphinoise potatoes, buttered spring vegetables, a red wine jus and, of course, a hearty glass of Pinot Noir or Châteauneufdu-Pape. The last thing to do is enjoy – we know we will!


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SEASONAL BOXES Coming soon – Etherington’s new range of online meat boxes feature seasonal boxes including spring lamb, starting from just £20!

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Going gree n é TOP Delicious dishes cooked fresh using sustainably caught fish

RIGHT The Catch team enjoying a seafood feast INSET Catch, directly opposite the beach at popular Mawgan Porth

While there isn’t usually much left on a plate after a meal at Catch Seafood Bar & Grill, Mawgan Porth, what is leftover is being put to good use.


et within a agni cent natural en iron ent right on the sand nestled between the cli s o awgan orth beach the tea at atch does its ut ost to alue the surrounding landscape eeping it green by recycling and sustaining e erything possible any o us aspire to do as uch as we can to protect our seas or the tea at atch that eans challenging the sel es to e en ore o an eco dri e in ai ing or ero to land ll ead he and owner at tells us t s a little nown act that ood waste poses ore o a proble than pac aging with the root cause being us as consu ers e at atch are atte pting to help tac le this by ploughing bac in e en ore bio degradable waste li e ruit peel sh shells and paper nap ins s part o the sa e e ort at who has been luc y enough to wor with ay ond lanc a es artin and ngela artnett is also bringing style to un ashionable sh li e pouting and dab by creating wonder ul dishes with these plenti ul ornish ge s at the ore ront e explains e coo what the local sher en catch rill is brilliant cuttle sh can cut it we ust need to be bra e

and try these uncool species to get the ball rolling eeping waste to a ini u and coo ing resh seasonal and locally sourced sustainable produce to order is how at li es to run his operation s a s all business operating in ornwall atch has already been applauded or its green ethos in a ultitude o ways including accreditation by the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide or buying and supplying sustainable sh The tea also supports the adstow obster atchery with its buy one set one ree sche e and ost recently the tea proudly oined The inal traw a sche e ai ed at eli inating single use plastics such as straws hen it co es to ood at tells us how the are we o er ranges ro hard to beat ornish sea ood and sh to succulent stea s and crispy eggie bha is atch is a ily as well as dog riendly and currently open at wee ends then all day e ery day ro the aster hols

DID YOU KNOW? By recycling one wine bottle you save enough energy to light a bulb for 24 hours! Whoever said it needed to be a ‘guilty’ pleasure?


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We take a look at the stunning Ref. 7122 Calatrava ladies’ wristwatch by Patek Philippe, available from Michael Spiers in Truro.

BELOW The stunning Ref. 7122 Calatrava wristwatch


here are some companies that put the pursuit of excellence at the very top of the agenda, combining highlys illed wor anship the nest materials and chic design to wonderful effect. One such example is Patek Philippe of Geneva, producer of world-class timepieces since 1851. Patek Philippe holds innovation in as high regard as it does heritage, producing watches that are as functional as they are beautiful. Here we take a look at the ref. 7122 Calatrava wristwatch for ladies. Effortlessly exuding timeless elegance, the beautifully engineered watch bears all the hallmarks of a classic Patek Philippe, while being a modern and wearable timepiece for the 21st Century. Available in 18k white gold or rose gold, the 7122 is enhanced by 44 individual white diamonds inset into the bezels, making it a ne piece o ewellery in its own right Yet despite its abundance of precious stones and etal it re ains con dently


Front and back of Ref. 7122 Calatrava wristwatch for ladies

understated, a watch that’s self-assured enough to leave an impression without screaming of its presence. The 7122 is available to view, alongside a range of other Patek Philippe watches, at Michael Spiers in Lemon Street, another independent family business that prides itself on quality and tradition. As Director Adam Spiers tells us: “The success of Patek Philippe is based on family values and heritage… similar in so many ways to that of Michael Spiers. My late father would be so proud of the association between the two companies.” If you are looking for a statement piece that withstands the test of time, pop into Michael Spiers now and have a look at the collection.


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See the wonders of the world, explore its most beautiful waterways, and experience culture across the globe. It’s all possible with a cruise through Newell’s TRAVEL!


stablished in 1962 with a single branch in Falmouth, award-winning travel agency Newell’s TRAVEL has become Devon and Cornwall’s largest independent travel group, now boasting nine retail branches across Cornwall alone, plus two in Devon! It also has a Business Travel Department and a Groups Travel Department based in Bristol. Under the watchful eyes of its directors – Cornishman Roger Hawke and his wife Helen – the company retains its welcoming family atmosphere. Newell’s growth and success is down to hard work, excellent professional staff and innovative thinking, so it’s no wonder the nation’s leading tour operators continuously vote for the company in national awards! On the subject of innovative thinking, Newell’s second cruise show last October saw the launch of the Ocean and River Cruise Club (OARCC), led by newly appointed Cruising Manager, Nick Pritchard, who brings 44 years’ experience in the industry to the table, as well as personal knowledge of many cruise lines and their ships. He’s responsible for developing OARCC, with assistance from recently appointed Cruise Ambassadors in each of Newell’s 11 retail branches. Cruising is the fastest growing market in the travel industry and Newell’s TRAVEL, with the introduction of OARCC, is way ahead of the game.



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| LIFESTYLE BELOW Cherry blossoms and Mount Fuji – Japan

There are many elements that need pulling together in order to create a fabulous cruise holiday. A cruise encompasses several individually crafted holidays, pre and post-hotels, city tours and trans ers as well as excursions fly cruises ro local airports and no fly cruises ro UK ports. That’s a lot to organise! Many cruise ships are, quite literally, floating holiday resorts pac ed with innovative and thrilling activities for the whole family to enjoy. And the wellestablished luxury cruise liners have just got better, placing six-star luxury (that’s right!) and amazing cuisine at the top of their priority list. Others design the experience around travellers who want to understand the culture, history and wonders of each and every stop. There are also niche cruises which concentrate on unusual excursions, as well as smaller cruise ships, able to reach places that larger vessels simply can’t. Also growing in popularity are river cruises, and these specially designed river ships do not want for luxury! They allow you to sail down some of the world’s most beauti ul ri ers in your own floating hotel often mooring right in the heart of the towns as you pass through, meaning accessibility for sightseeing has never been easier. All river cruises have excursions too, so you can get a real insight into the local culture of the areas you visit.

INSET Amalfi coast – Pompeii, Capri and The Bay of Naples

With cruise holidays gaining popularity, Newell’s TRAVEL is well placed to match any prices on the high street, as well as regularly beating internet prices on holiday destinations all over the world. Newell’s TRAVEL holds an annual travel show in Truro and this year, the show will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. They will welcome more than 40 of the UK’s top tour operators on the Piazza, Lemon Quay, Truro on Sunday 18th March, where they’ll be ready and able to chat face to face with the general public. Arguably the most anticipated features of the show are its cinema sessions and this year, nine diverse companies will be displaying their fascinating presentations, inspiring you to book the trip of a lifetime. The best part is that the show’s main sponsor, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has kindly donated a river cruise for two worth more than £1000, and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is attend – just be sure to register when you arrive!

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On Display

Showcasing local artists and art galleries 2. ALCHEMY TILES

The Sea Casts its Spell by Mel Chambers “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonders forever” – Jacques Yves Cousteau. Using ancient 13th Century inlay techniques, carved not painted, each tile is individually hand carved into wet clay inlaid gla ed and red o er three days. No tile can be replicated, making each bespoke piece a truly one of a kind, visual presence in your home. Commissions welcome. MEL CHAMBERS STUDIO GOLDMARTIN GARAGE, SAMPYS HILL, MAWNAN SMITH, FALMOUTH TR11 5EW 07768 193848


Always Bursting by Steve Slimm Steve Slimm is a very collectable landscape expressionist oil painter, particularly known for his ability to capture natural light. This year brought the rst published calendar of this mystical landscape painter, in association with Cornwall Living. Steve exhibits in galleries across the West ountry and urther a eld Visit his website to see more, or call to arrange a studio visit. 07968 979367


Porthleven Winter Harbour by Jeremy Sanders Jeremy Sanders is an oil painter working from his studio in Drift. Inspired by the light and colour of the peninsula, you can watch him at work by appointment and view his work online. THE OLD WORKSHOP, LOWER DRIFT, BURYAS BRIDGE, PENZANCE, TR19 6AA 07816 779607


To the Greeb! Perranuthnoe by Andrew Giddens Taken from a new exhibition of paintings around Perranuthnoe, opening on Easter Sunday at Andrew Giddens Open Studio. Renowned Cornish seascape artist Andrew showcases paintings in his permanent ‘open studio’, displaying and selling all his latest work in the delightful village setting of Perranuthnoe, near St Michael’s Mount. Open 10am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday. LYNFIELD CRAFT CENTRE, PERRANUTHNOE TR20 9NE 07788 462688

5. CUSTOMS HOUSE GALLERY Around the Corner to Spring by Lin Williams A wide selection of work by so e o ornwall s nest artists can be found in this light and airy space on Porthleven’s harbourside. Paintings in a range of mediums hang alongside sculptures, ceramics, jewellery and glass. COMMERCIAL ROAD, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9JD 01326 569365 The Customs House Gallery, Porthleven Cornwall


Last Drops of Winter by Imogen Bone

Spring at the Summerhouse is one of the gallery’s favourite times of the year. Nature is awakening and light is flooding the beauti ul Mount’s Bay. Artist Imogen Bone’s still life ‘Last Drops Of Winter’ is a sign of hope for warmer days to come. MARKET PLACE, MARAZION TR17 0AR 01736 711400


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Sunlight and Breeze by Sarah Blakey The Craft Kiln (Cornish crafts), Sail Loft Emporium (antiques and collectables) and Cscape Art are part of The Old Workshop, next to the main Charlestown car park. Many originals, prints and cards by artist Sarah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey, are available at the gallery. See website for winter opening hours.



Carn Bosavern the First by David Haughton This tiny painting, just 6.5cms wide, was painted in 1948. Inspired by naïve artist Alfred Wallis, it was one o the rst exhibits at the newly formed Penwith Society in St Ives.

The row of houses at Carn Bosavern, St Just was a source of inspiration throughout Haughton’s life. ‘David Haughton in St Just’ runs until 17th March 2018. MORRAB ROAD, PENZANCE TR18 4HE 01736 363625


Drop Dead Gorgeous by JJ Adams This work – the latest from rising UK pop artist JJ Adams – is affordable art at its very best. With a modern appeal and contemporary twist in every picture, JJ lls his art with hu our gra ti and e en tattoos. You can see the collection on the Quay Art website, or by popping into the gallery in Padstow. NORTH QUAY, PADSTOW PL28 8AF 01841 533534

11. A GREAT ESCAPE ART Irises by Stuart Law

The rst o tuart s new season’s collection, ‘Plants from Cornish gardens’, in the tall ‘Chutanzakuban’ format popular in apanese iyo e art Stuart also exhibits landscapes and Gyotaku at Falmouth Folk & Cider Festival, 31st March to 2nd April, The Padstow Institute, 5th to 10th June, and Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival, 23rd and 24th June.


Bespoke framing service Eat Art is a collaboration of artists, designers and craftsmen with many years experience in the art of picture framing. The team collaborate with some of the best artists working in Cornwall today and clients from all over the UK to supply art and frames to the trade and public. With simple solutions from just a few pounds to unique handcrafted designs, Eat Art offers a complete bespoke framing service. EMPIRE WAY, TREGONIGGIE ESTATE, FALMOUTH TR11 4RX 01326 375917

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12. THE COWHOUSE GALLERY St Michael’s Mount by Ellen Visser

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 original work at very affordable prices. Open daily, paintings,

sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodturning and leatherwork are all beautifully displayed in this bright light art space. LYNFIELD CRAFT CENTRE, PERRANUTHNOE TR20 9NE 01736 710538


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The March Hare, an unassuming, independent retailer in the coastal town of Falmouth has plenty to offer the fashion-conscious shopper.


ABOVE RIGHT The March Hare in Falmouth stocks a range of stunning and unique dresses from top designers

n today’s world of fashion, there really should be no need to compromise when it comes to quality, fashion and affordability. Falmouth, with its rows of artisans and independent retailers, is one of ornwall s nest shopping destinations ne o al outh s longest standing shops The March Hare is a fantastic place to start for wo en who li e to wear so ething a little different. Indeed, over the last 50 years, this once s all bouti ue has beco e a staple o al outh s ibrant igh treet tore owner ngela has always li ed in Falmouth and has come to know her custo ers well a ing owned the business for 17 years, she has a wealth of fashion experience including running a nu ber o fashion shows for charity, so she certainly has an eye for what’s hot and what’s not! he tells us lo e selecting new seasons stoc with y daughter in law icola and we re always searching or new designers This season we ha e so e new labels including the ew ealand brand presenting s art casual su er wear and Maria Bellentani, with their luxurious Italian range e re always on hand and happy to help you choose the per ect out t or any occasion, whether you’re the mother of the bride or going on a cruise! nd there are plenty ore ther labels available at the March Hare include Frank y an ina aconia and ichael ouisa each o ering occasional wear as well as arbara ebe oris triech ont eu or day wear you re loo ing or so ething ore casual you ll nd that arble neel reco and each with so ething uni ue to o er your indi idual style The best part is that ngela and the tea stoc a range o shoes bags hats and ewellery to atch the rest o the range


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e r u t n e v Ad TIME

For those looking for a spot of action on the water, we discover why Kernow Adventure Park should feature on your spring-summer calendar. ABOVE é Just one of the many exhillarating activities available INSET Getting everybody geared up before hitting the water

EXPERIENCE Get 10% off your day of thrills and spills with this incredible readers’ offer. Simply quote ‘cornwallliving10’ when booking online!


t’s no secret that Cornwall is full of hidden ge s yet nding the can be tric y ne such treasure that we recently unearthed is ernow d enture ar estled in a beauti ul reclai ed uarry near al outh you ll nd an epic ad enture or e ery e ber o the a ily ounded in as a stand alone wa e boarding par ernow d enture ar opened its doors with two ai s to pro ide high standard watersports and to nurture a co unity er the years ounder lex s ision has re ained the sa e but the par has gone through so e dra atic transformations and this year, the new season which starts on st ay is set to be the biggest and best yet! The i pressi e ua ar includes slippery slides floating tra polines air bags cli bing ra es and uch ore all connected by floating wal ways ith one highly uali ed instructor per ten participants the tea is able to pro ide an interesting and entertaining session for e erybody in ol ed The best part is that the acti ities are accessible to all a ing the par a real destination day out pea ing to lex about the upco ing season he tells us eing accessible to e eryone and allowing the the opportunity to practice sa e watersports and gain the bene ts o exercising outdoors is all part o our ernow culture This year we e ade real changes to the par ensuring that e ery ele ent o our business

truly reflects our alues s part o these changes, Alex and co ha e ta en custo er eedbac seriously and are expanding the par reflecting the needs o their custo ers ecently they in ested in a fleet o stand up paddleboards in both regular and giant si ed and are now able to t eight people on boards at any one ti e This un and o ten hilarious acti ity is per ect or a ily bonding e ents and parties inally as e ery action pac ed day out ine itably re uires sustenance ernow d enture ar is set to ta e on an external co pany to anage the on site bar and restaurant pro iding tasty treats and uch needed nourish ent a ter a busy day playing on the water ith a an ade golden beach its sheltered suntrap location and sil y ornish reshwater la e ernow d enture ar is the per ect sa e en iron ent or a a ily day out this su er

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BLAST FROM THE PAST Fri 30 March – Sun 15 April 11am – 5pm Travel back to the time of the Tudors and take part in a whole host of hands-on activities this Easter.


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Helston’s Outback Trading has everything you need to comfortably traverse Cornwall’s great outdoors. WORDS BY DAN WARDEN

Director Ian and team é ABOVE Life outdoors is better with the right equipment

RIGHT Comfort is key when it comes to hiking, especially at this time of year!


lso offering a growing a range of sportswear, Outback Trading is one of Cornwall’s only independent outdoor suppliers. Director Ian, with more than 20 years of experience running his own businesses, explains how the team is regularly invited to attend showrooms around the country, learning all they need to know about the industry’s top brands. He then introduces me to his colleague Laura, who he explains has completed a degree in textiles. This expertise gives her a good grip on how products work from a technical point of view, meaning she can analyse the bene ts that certain products bring to the end user. Between them, the team sources only the best mid to high-end brands, which means that while they do offer a sterling aftercare service, they’re often not required to, thanks to the sheer quality of the wares they sell. Take Jack Wolfskin, for example. Relatively new to Outback Trading, Ian tells me they could no longer ignore the quality of this German brand’s apparel. “Most important to us is offering our customers the best. People buy brand when it comes to outdoor gear, and there’s a reason for that.” Thanks to his wealth of experience, Ian is an expert when it comes to sourcing great

deals on stock. “We sell a lot of swimming equipment, for instance, and when we’re able to get stock discounts, we pass them straight on to the customer.” The store continues to grow its range of sportswear, including equipment for golf, football and rugby, but something that has and will likely always remain at the forefront is its range of walking apparel. Whether you’re just starting out, or are a seasoned adventurer, the team knows there’s nothing worse than forking out for a new pair of boots, only to ha e the all apart a ter your rst outing Brands include Meindl, Merell, Scarpa, Lowa, Keen and Zamberlan – and that’s just shoes and boots! There’s also a fantastic range o coats fleeces and ac ets ro top brands including The North Face, Jack Wolfskin, Mammut and Paramo. So if you’ve decided to make the most of Cornwall’s landscape this year, make sure you’re prepared for everything the great outdoors might throw at you with a trip to Outback Trading.


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DISCOVER MORE If you’re looking to get the kids geared up for the Duke of Edinburgh Award or Ten Tors, Outback Trading offers 15% off everything they’re likely to need. And, until the end of March, you can get yourself swim ready with one third off all swimming equipment!

DID YOU KNOW? This year, Ian landed the contract to supply Eurostar personnel with DeCourey whistles from Acme Whistles. In recent years, he has supplied Navies from various countries, including Sweden, Bangladesh and the UK, as well as a host of other international companies.

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Q& A

s k n a B a n n e rw o M We catch up with the actor, voice artist and screenwriter to learn more about growing up in Cornwall, Peppa Pig, and the return of her hit sitcom, Damned.


orwenna Banks has an impressive resume of TV and radio credits, both as an actor and writer, having appeared in everything from Skins to Shameless; The Thick of It to Rupert the Bear and Saturday Night Live. Those with young children will most likely recognise her as Mummy Pig, Madame Gazelle and a host of other characters in Peppa Pig. Morwenna was born and raised in Cornwall, often returning with her children.

With Damned back on our screens, please could you tell us a bit about how the series originally came about.


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“Well, Jo Brand and I are very old friends. We always look for opportunities for a vat of coffee and a good natter. Writing Damned provided an excellent opportunity. Also, we were both really interested in the territory and wanted to do something both funny and quite hard-hitting. Jo was a psychiatric nurse and her mum was a social worker so there was a wealth of experience for us to draw

on and we work closely with a practitioner who advises us on protocol and on what might happen in certain situations. For the Channel 4 series we asked the very talented writer Will Smith to join our team. It was a challenge seeing if we could make a subject so inherently di cult unny but it was good challenge.”

Are there any surprises in store for the new series? “We’ve got a new regular character this series Mimi – played by Lolly Adefope. She is excellent as the millennial student social worker who comes along and challenges the old guard, especially with her views on gender politics. There’s an unexpected romance or two e e also got so e terri c guest stars including some brilliant new talents. We’ve gone to some very dark places with our storylines but we always try to counter them with lots of laughs. I think every episode has its own element of surprise – our characters never do quite what you might expect.”

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é ABOVE Morwenna Banks


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Do you prefer writing or performing? “I love doing both to be honest. I feel very lucky to be able to write and act. Sometimes acting in other things is lovely – just to turn up and not feel responsible for all the words. On the other hand with writing I can hide behind my computer and dress in comforting elasticated leisurewear every day, so that has its own charm. I love doing voices for animations too. Basically I like it all and I know how rare that is to actually enjoy going to work.”

Which projects are you proudest of being involved with? “I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with some incredible people on so many really interesting pro ects ne o the rst things did professionally was the Channel 4 sketch show, Absolutely. We had a tremendous amount of freedom and got to experiment with a lot of comic characters. I was happy with both the radio drama, Goodbye, and Miss You Already a eature l starring rew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Paddy Considine and o inic ooper as both pro ects were ery personal and when I wrote them I wanted to raise awareness about young women and breast cancer Than s to the agni cent casts of both – we were able to make that happen. And, of course, I’m proud of being Mummy Pig and Madame Gazelle in Peppa Pig! No-one was prepared for the phenomenon of Peppa. All I can say is that the creators, Neville Astley and Mark Baker are brilliant, truly creative, lovely people and were as shocked as anyone that this success came their way. Who knows what the key is – excellent funny writing, brilliant designs, honesty and of course the voices are what really make it special. (Joke)”

I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with some incredible people on so many really interesting projects MORWENNA BANKS

Do you have any particularly special memories from growing up in Cornwall? “Rowing in my little pram dinghy on the river Fal, dropping anchor and doing my homework as the sun went down… Hearing the strains of the ballad ‘White Rose’ drift through the salty night air into my bedroom window from the pub next door when I was child – like a lovely beery lullaby.”

Dave King / Channel 4 Picture Publicity

é ABOVE The cast of Damned starring Jo Brand and Alan Davies

Do you have a favourite beach or walk in Cornwall and why? “Well I do but I’m reluctant to share them!”

What do you love most about Cornwall? “I can’t even begin. In my opinion it’s one of the best places in the world. I’ve recently become Patron of the Cornish company ra a xpress a dra a group or young people with disabilities. It was set up in response to a continuing need for young people with disabilities to be represented through the performing arts. So I’m glad that young people are getting the chance to have these experiences and I love that an initiative like this exists in Cornwall.”

What one thing would you recommend that everyone does upon visiting Cornwall? “Cheer loudly when they cross the Tamar bridge.”

é ABOVE Morwenna, in character as ‘Ingrid’ in Damned

DISCOVER MORE Watch the brand new series of Damned, starring Jo Brand and Alan Davies on Channel 4 and the catchup service now. damned


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With the help of Harris Begley Financial Planning, we look at some examples of how Equity Release could deliver a solution to unforeseen financial problems.


eople consider uity elease or a nu ber o di erent reasons t ay be a change in personal circu stance a desire to tra el or perhaps to a e i pro e ents to the ho e hate er the reason it pays to ta e ad ice ro a nancial ad isor and one who is a e ber o the uity elease ouncil ome improvements couple in their late s ha e been spending ore and ore ti e at ho e since they retired They en oy ha ing riends and a ily o er and loo ing a ter their grandchildren They e li ed in their current ho e or o er years They e decided that they would li e to a e so e ho e i pro e ents a new itchen as wear and tear o er the years had le t its ar and also thin that one o their bathroo s has beco e a bit dated and want to upgrade it lthough they both recei e state and pri ate pensions they don t ha e a lu p su to pay or these i pro e ents They e considered borrowing oney ro their children but decided against it as the children were already stretched paying or childcare and school ees hat are their options te e usga uity elease pecialist ro arris egley explains would spea to the about a interest only li eti e ortgage with the option to a e regular or ad hoc capital repay ents as they need a lu p su up ront but are able to a ord to pay o all o the interest and so e o the capital bac each year This eans that in ti e the loan will be paid o and the couple can en oy their ho e i pro e ents in the nowledge that they wouldn t ha e lessened the inheritance or their a ily through roll up

egaining financial control ot all nancial scenarios are happy ones and the unexpected death o a partner can lea e the sur i ing spouse with unexpected debts such as credit card bills or lac o unds due to reduced pension pay ents ow can a nancial ad isor help li eti e ortgage is a way to consolidate unsecured debt says te e y ta ing a li eti e ortgage which allows ad hoc pay ents credit card debts can be paid o in ull enabling clients to regain control o their nances y then a ing regular interest pay ents on a li eti e ortgage loan the ortgage balance le el can be aintained so protecting any inheritance These scenarios are anony ised ersions o typical situations that clients ay ace nderstandably this is a co plex area but one where a specialist such as arris egley inancial lanning can help so it s worth getting in touch to nd out ore

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or ad ice on uity elease contact te e usga uity elease pecialist at arris egley inancial lanning on ste e harrisbegley co u ou ay also re uire ad ice on the legal and tax issues e enue usto s practice and the law relating to taxation are co plex and sub ect to indi idual circu stances and changes which cannot be oreseen our property ay be repossessed i you do not eep up repay ents on your ortgage uity elease will reduce the alue o your estate and can a ect your eligibility or eans tested bene ts The alue o pensions and in est ents can all as well as rise ou ay get bac less than you in ested

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Come on in

Having only been launched late last year, Cornwall Hospice Care’s Neighbourhood Hub teams are already doing some amazing work.


Drop in sessions at the Neighbourhood Hubs provide opportunities for advice from healthcare professionals

RIGHT Therapy Manager, Michelle Earle


ast year we reported on Cornwall Hospice Care’s new community service, Neighbourhood Hubs. The Cornish charity has two, at Wadebridge and Penzance, with plans to open around six more before the end of this year. The idea is to offer support and information to people living in the community with terminal illnesses. Dawn Tame-Battell is the Director of Patient Services at Cornwall Hospice Care. She tells us: “It’s about providing the right care at the right time and in the right place. We want to help people earlier in their disease or illness, so we’re not just here at the very end, but supporting them so they can live as well as possible for as long as possible. We hope, through the hubs, to reach a further 1,000 people a year.” The hubs opened last October, and they’re already making a difference to patients like ex ex was the ery rst patient at the Penzance Neighbourhood Hub. He dropped into Clarence House after his sister-in-law suggested he visit. He has a long history breathing di culties and pain in his oints and bones. t his rst appoint ent a lot o in or ation was gathered and as Rex had referred himself, links were made with his GP to gain more medical detail before any treatments began. is rst session was conducted at t ulia s Hospice – nearer to his home than Penzance –


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RIGHT The friendly, professional team are on hand to offer support where needed

by Physiotherapist Michelle Earle. ith speci c breathing exercises pain management techniques and general advice ex i pro ed signi cantly and started managing his symptoms much better,” explains Michelle. “We also referred him on to one of our Complementary Therapists, who treated him with aromatherapy and massage and ga e hi speci c treat ents to continue at home. He began walking a little more each day, building up his exercise tolerance and independence. It was good to see him cheered by on his successes and he started planning to return to the choir he so enjoys being a part of.” Unfortunately Rex became less well just before Christmas and developed a chest infection. At this point, he was too poorly to visit the hospice for his treatment, so the physiotherapist went to see him at home instead to offer treatment and advice about his ongoing care. Happily he made a good recovery and didn’t have to go to hospital, which he says was a real plus. “The Hub team have helped make my life so much better and were instrumental in keeping me out of hospital this time. It’s good to know the team by name and to have that personal contact. I have to say the treatments have made such a difference to me. The hub and the hospice are fantastic places with wonderful people.”


Some of the Wadebridge Neighbourhood Hub team including (from left to right) Bridget Prusik, Sara Grace and Sarah Barrett


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PERFECT We meet the trio behind Cathedral Dental, a family friendly practice offering everything you need to win back that glorious smile.


Smile! The Cathedral Dental experts

INSET The newly refurbished practice lives up to the standards of modern dentistry


peaking to Alex Willmore, Fergus Brown and Kyle Talbot – partners at Cathedral Dental Practice – it quickly becomes clear that this isn’t your average family dental practice. The trio took on the practice in 2016, when the previous owner retired and offered them the chance to run it themselves. Alex tells us: “The practice was already well set up, so we just had to make it ours!” Since taking it on, they’ve trained themselves in a number of advanced treatments, including Invisalign Go – an alternative to conventional wire and brac et xed braces non surgical cos etic treatments including wrinkle reduction, and der al llers to s ooth creases and lines around the outh and nose area as well as ere en treat ent or aw pain and teeth whitening treat ents e also bene t ro being able to offer comprehensive hygiene treatments to our patients.” Fergus explains: “Many think of us as a family practice, and that’s certainly true. However, we’ve become much more than that.” The practice recently went through a major refurbishment, which included the addition of a new surgery room. As a result, they tell us, “we can now take on more new patients which is something we haven't been able to do for some time.”

Perhaps the most impressive part, however, is the professionalism and uali cation e ident in each e ber o the team, including all 14 support staff. “Our support staff are fantastic, and are well trained in giving patients an overview of what treatments are available and how we can help with speci c issues “This is crucial, because we’re not just here or routine chec ups and llings although of course, these are an important part of the ob we ha e a wide range o new ser ices on offer, and it’s essential that our patients feel like they’re well looked after from the very beginning of the consultation process.” Alex, Fergus and Kyle encourage all patients to pop in and discuss their unique circumstances and the solutions available. “We are a very friendly local practice, and the thing that sets us apart from others is that patients here really do get the best of both worlds, in terms of general dental care and more bespoke treatment options.”


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KNOWLEDGE Cornwall Hospice Care is working hard to ensure the quality of knowledge of our future doctors and palliative care givers.


DISCOVER MORE The charity recently ran its first free training session for GPs at St Julia’s Hospice, with a great turn out. The aim is to help GPs increase their knowledge and skills in palliative care. Any GPs interested in future opportunities can email to find out more.

ornwall Hospice Care’s Dr Jane Gibbins recently spoke at a conference in Manchester about the provision of tuition for medical students. The event was run by the General Medical Council (GMC) and Hospice UK and the aims were two fold: to set the scene about the current provision of palliative care and end-of-life care teaching to medical students during their undergraduate training, knowing that this can be an overwhelming area of care or the when they start as newly uali ed doctors; to consider how such tuition can be improved in the future. Dr Jane was asked by Dr Bee Wee – the National Clinical Director for End of Life Care – to present research from a small national group of researchers. They’ve collaborated to obtain a clear picture of what palliative care teaching is taking place and where. The results, according to Jane, show that there’s a huge variability. Some medical schools provide extensive teaching programmes, while others provide very little. There was a clear agreement that hands-on learning with patients and their families is the best possible type of learning, although this isn’t always possible in all medical schools. Dr Jane tells us: “The discussions have enabled open reflection on what we pro ide for our future doctors at Cornwall Hospice Care in our partnership with Exeter Medical School. Medical students have weekly handson clinical placements within both our hospices, where they’re able to overcome fears and misconceptions about what hospices do. They also observe a wide range of healthcare professionals all providing quality care to patients. “We’re fortunate to be able to provide such meaningful experiences for our students. We know they rate this highly as they nominated

our Palliative Care Team as the Best Clinical Teachers in 2017, a real achievement for the tea and proo o the bene ts our partnership provides.” Cornwall Hospice Care’s passion for sharing knowledge and expertise with the medics of the future was formally acknowledged recently by Anna Broadbent, a student from the University of Exeter. She was able to spend time working on a research project with Dr Jane and the results have since been published by the European Journal of Palliative Care. Anna’s work also won a runners-up prize for medical students in a competition run by the Royal Society of Medicine looking at innovations in palliative care.

é ABOVE Dr Jane Gibbins, speaking at the Manchester conference é INSET Jane is keen to ensure the quality of future care givers


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“My experience with Pure and with Mark has been absolutely amazing. Completely restored my faith in dentistry. What I can eat now and what I can do now and how my life has changed now is immense. I got my sparkle back, I’ve got my confidence back. What Mark and his team have done for me has completely changed my life.” - Mrs D.




“I needed a serious course of work done so went to visit a few places both locally and in London. I have nothing but praise for all the staff, there is a genuine warmth to the welcome, and couple that with the professionalism shown by all, especially Mark, and one cannot help but feel in safe hands.” - Mr P.


“I wanted Teeth in a Day because if I’m going to have it done I want it done and over with. Family and friends can’t believe they are not real teeth… they also like the confidence they have given me. I’m free again. I was looked after from start to finish. You won’t be frightened from the minute you meet his team. I was the most nervous patient you could ever meet. Now after all I’ve had done I’m not scared at all.” - Mrs S.


“Having suffered from gum disease, I started losing my teeth, along with my confidence and smile, I was in pain and couldn’t eat… I was terrified of the dentist. On arrival.., it felt like I was entering a spa, such a lovely calm and welcoming atmosphere. I decided on Teeth in a Day. I had the procedure in April and I’m still amazed every day at the incredible results.” - Mrs S.


“Changing dentist after a 20 year relationship with my former dentist was a big decision. In moving to Mark at Pure I have found an exceptional practitioner whose skill and professionalism have both significantly improved my teeth and given me the confidence to smile again.” - Mr M.





“I spent 40 years covering my mouth with my hand when smiling or eating and I finally plucked up the courage to visit Mark at Pure. I had bone grafts, implants, crowns and veneers. Mark is innovative and a complete perfectionist. I love the results and can now smile with total confidence.” - Mrs SS.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP. We offer complimentary treatment adviser appointments where a highly qualified member of our team will make treatment recommendations after listening your personal situation. Or attend one of our free, relaxed and informal presentations, held regularly at the practice. ALL ATTENDEES RECEIVE A FREE ASSESSMENT WORTH £120 WITH PRINCIPAL DENTIST MARK DURNAL • Cornwall’s Advanced Dentistry Clinic •

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Dani Tofts’ incredible story following weight-loss surgery at Duchy Hospital gets better and better!


Mr Ian Finlay, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon at Duchy Hosptial

DATE FOR THE DIARY Free open event Weight loss surgery 14th March, 6pm to 8pm Duchy Hospital offers free weight-loss surgery open events where you can find out more about the various options available, meet the surgeon who would perform your operation and also talk to people who have actually had surgery themselves. To book your place call 0800 917 0022 or visit events

ome regular readers of Cornwall Living may remember the story of Dani Tofts, who was deemed morbidly obese at over 19 stone and who candidly told us: “I was unhealthy, unhappy and my con dence was non existent n ortunately obesity is on the rise n act around one in four of the UK population is now classi ed as obese which is alar ing as obesity can cause a range of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer stro e and sleep disorders n ani s case, to her understandable dismay, she was gi en a diagnosis o weight related in ertility and despite many attempts at dieting and weight loss her e orts pro ed ruitless Fortunately, there is a genuine solution for people in ani s situation once other a enues ha e been explored ani who actually wor s at Duchy Hospital, carefully considered her options e entually deciding upon weight loss surgery with r an inlay uchy ospital offers a range of procedures, all of which come with a comprehensive aftercare package, as well as pre operati e support ong ter success re uires co it ent and support it s not a case of simply having the operation and carrying on as be ore There are three commonly performed weight loss surgery operations gastric band gastric bypass and the intragastric balloon The gastric band operation involves inserting a restrictive band around the top of the stomach, resulting in a prolonged feeling of ullness a ter s all eals ollowing gastric band surgery, patients typically lost 50% to o their excess weight The gastric bypass operation alters the level of hunger hormones,

resulting in a decreased and healthier appetite gastric slee e turns the sto ach into a narrow tube, combining elements of both the other operations The gastric balloon is non surgical and suitable or less o erweight patients The balloon is inflated inside the sto ach ia a telescope and works by restricting the volume o ood which can be eaten The balloon is a temporary measure and must be removed a ter six onths but can be a use ul ic start or weight loss While success depends on various factors, for Dani, having surgery was the best decision of her life, having now lost an incredible nine stone! t s not ust about eeling great there are a or health ben ts too ollowing weight loss surgery a patient s chance o de eloping type diabetes is reduced by up to ani tells us: “I cannot believe how different my li e is now re e ber being such an anxious person, unhealthy, miserable and generally unhappy urgery has gi en e a new iew o life; I now have such respect for my body and health nd it gets e en better as ani is now expecting her rst child!


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New Properties to call home

Savills Cornwall

01872 243 200

A remarkable period property on The Lizard, West Cornwall Highly versatile Victorian residence with panoramic sea views, 2 attached annexes, the main accomodation compromises up to 5 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, sun room, fitted kitchen, ample parking, approximately 1 acre of grounds, 4,378 sq ft, EPC = F

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The best properties on your doorstep

Savills Cornwall

01872 243 200

One of Falmouth's prime properties, South Cornwall Second sale since 1954, superbly positioned near Gyllyngvase and Swanpool beaches, extensively refurbished & completed in late 2017, with up to 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, gym / playroom, cellar, double garage, ample parking, 3,856 sq ft, EPC = D

Guide ÂŁ1.5 million | Freehold

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Little Petherick


A stylish, beautifully maintained and well designed Canadian style holiday lodge, nestled in the picturesque valley of Little Petherick just two miles from the vibrant harbour town of Padstow. Built of high quality fire treated timber on the largest plot on Rosehill approximately 15 years ago, the property has served as a wonderful home from home for the current owners all that time. Beautifully maintained, this much loved lodge offers a spacious open plan design, three double bedrooms with two en-suite shower rooms, high vaulted ceilings, a Cornish stone fireplace, pretty lawned gardens and expansive decking with a pretty stream running through and countryside views beyond. EPC D



This fabulously contemporary two bedroom detached house designed by an award winning Grand Design architect has been fully refurbished to a very high standard & totally remodelled with a new rear extension & quality features such as the bespoke handmade kitchen, bespoke handmade wooden double-glazed doors and windows, heating with smart technology, remote control sky lights and oak floors throughout. The open plan kitchen, dining room and living room all enjoy amazing Estuary views, as does the outside terrace. Private off-road parking adds further appeal to this property which is just a few minutes walk from the historic harbourside of Padstow. EPC E



Located just 100 yards from the stunning surfing beach at Polzeath, this is a superb opportunity to purchase a plot with detailed planning permission for two fully residential detached houses. Each will have approximately 1050 square feet of contemporary, high specification, accommodation arranged over two floors. The open plan ground floor has dedicated kitchen, living and dining areas, lobby and wetroom style shower room whilst on the first floor will be three bedrooms with balcony to the master and wetroom bathroom. Each property will also have a decking area, small garden and off road parking for two vehicles.

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£7 50,000

Rare opportunity to acquire a front line coastal property with huge potential to create your dream home. R ipe and ready for refurbishment this four bedroom link-detached enjoys the most breathtaking uninterrupted ocean views and is just a short walk to the popular and picturesque harbour made so famous by Doc artin. All front facing rooms enjoy spectacular views and a pleasant enclosed garden, with a substantial outbuilding, is to the rear. There is plenty of parking by virtue of the attached garage and generous driveway. All in all, a fabulous property that is just waiting for you to stamp your mark upon it. EPC E

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£4 2 5,000

This four bedroom detached property built in 1 9 3 2 , is full of character and in need of refurbishment. t offers an opportunity to modernise alongside the original features of a period home such as stripped wood floors, bay windows and fireplace with wood burning stove. There is a conservatory which is in need of replacement and a ground floor extension that was formally a village shop. An attached garage to the side of the property measures over feet in length with off road parking adjacent to the road and a store to the rear. The plot is generous with lawned gardens to the front and side, bordered by a small stream with open farmland beyond. EP C F

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Characterful three bedroom cottage situated on the very edge of the popular village of t abyn. Thought to be built in the early 1 00 s and can be found at the end of a long tree lined driveway in a semi rural position. The cottage was originally detached and was then thought to be joined to the neighbouring cottage sometime in the 1 50 s and sits on a large private plot with all the garden and parking to the front. tone built under a slate roof with half slate hung exterior walls, P C double glazing and extended at a later date. Presents a rare opportunity to purchase a hugely characterful home offering privacy and seclusion yet only a short distance from village life. EPC E


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01326 565016 PORTHLEVEN – £225,000 A quaint mid terrace one double bedroom, two reception room character cottage situated in an enviable position within the highly regarded and extremely popular coastal village of Porthleven. The property which is one of the most well known dwellings within the village due to its unusual size boasts a stunning vista from the front elevation with direct harbour, clock tower, beach and extensive sea views. EPC – E – 41

MULLION – £650,000 This substantial and attractive six bedroom period property is set close to the heart of Mullion and is enhanced by an attached self contained two bedroom bungalow. The property which overlooks the village cricket pitch offers incredible scope and versatility to provide a fine family home with lettings/ holiday income potential or indeed for a main house plus dependent relative annex. EPC – E – 39

PORTHLEVEN – OIRO £350,000 This spacious semidetached period house offers three double bedrooms and two bathrooms with good living accommodation and has undergone a recent programme of refurbishment with many quality features. Without doubt a property that has to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. Within a short walk of the harbour. EPC – E – 46

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NEWLYN, PENZANCE – PRICE GUIDE £425,000 Position, potential and parking! This four bedroom detached house has well proportioned and spacious reverse level accommodation designed to take in the views that sweep over the Newlyn rooftops and is offered for sale with no onward chain. EPC – E - 46

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PORTHTOWAN, NORTH CORNISH COAST DETACHED CLIFFTOP RESIDENCE Set high on the cliff overlooking the beautiful Porthtowan Beach the property enjoys a high degree of privacy yet a primary feature is that from the majority of rooms and from the garden there are stunning views out to the Atlantic Ocean. There are bay windows and an enormous picture window in the sitting/dining room from which to enjoy the view. The accommodation comprises the open plan sitting/dining room, kitchen, utility/cloakroom, three ground floor bedrooms, and the master with an en-suite bathroom and there is also a separate shower room. To the first floor there is a fourth bedroom which is currently being used as an office. Well presented throughout with double glazed windows and central heating, parking for three cars and private gardens. EPC - TBC

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16 High Street Falmouth TR11 2AB £450,000 – 2 Kersey Road, Flushing

£865,000 – 2 Tehidy Terrace, Falmouth

Constructed in 1821 this charming Grade II listed cottage in the heart of flushing has been subject to an extensive programme of refurbishment and extension over the past few years to provide 4 bedroomed accommodation and generous reception space to a very high specification. Whilst retaining its original character features all of the wooden sash windows have been professionally restored in 2016 and the 2015 loft conversion provides wonderful bedroom space with distant sea views of Falmouth Harbour.

A rare opportunity to acquire this stunning and comprehensively refurbished five bedroom Georgian property located on one of Falmouth’s most prestigious terraces. With panoramic views of Falmouth Harbour and Flushing, this property marries period elegance with flourishes of modern interior design. Lawn to the front and a walled, sunny private garden to the rear which provides plenty of room for entertaining. At the rear of the plot is a garage and workshop with access from Penwerris Lane.

£350,000 – 25 Admirals Quay, Falmouth

£650,000 – 27 Dunstanville Terrace, Falmouth

Situated in a quiet position adjacent to the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and the Greenbank Hotel, this well proportioned and recently refurbished two bedroomed apartment is located on the ground floor of the sought after Admirals Quay development enjoying water views towards Flushing village. Including a balcony from the master bedroom, allocated parking and a private slipway for the use of residents.

Once home to HRH Princess Maude of Denmark and the young Prince Edward in 1909, this four-storey period townhouse has been subject to an extensive programme of sympathetic refurbishment to create a stunning 3 bedroomed home with tiered rear gardens. Large bay windows on three of the floors give panoramic water views of Falmouth Harbour and the Carrick Roads while its location means a walk in to Falmouth Town centre and all its amenities takes less than five minutes.

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POLZEATH | GUIDE £1,150,000

ST MINVER | GUIDE £239,950 29 New Road, Port Isaac Cornwall PL29 3SD

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Award-winning charity Trelya helps Cornwall’s most disadvantaged families and children, providing support, activities and stability.


ABOVE RIGHT This inspiring Cornish charity helps give disadvantaged children a helping hand and a more promising future BELOW The Lescudjack Centre, in Penzance

ornwall has consistently been voted the number one tourism destination in Britain, and yet in this haven of peace and tranquillity lies an often overlooked situation of poverty. In fact, Penzance, with its historic port, tropical gardens, mild climate and stunning beaches is actually home to the most deprived neighbourhood in Cornwall. Trelya’s mission is to break the generational cycle of social and economic deprivation; to enable children, young people and families facing the greatest challenges to develop the skills, knowledge, awareness, motivation and aspirations necessary to break the cycle of deprivation and build safe, positive and ul lling utures The team operates out of the Lescudjack Centre, which as well as providing space for Trelya’s activities offers local groups and businesses rental space for events and meetings. This in turn helps support the valuable programmes and community work undertaken by Trelya’s professional team of youth workers. They run a number of projects that actively seek out children, young people and families that need support, working with them to address key issues and help them make healthy choices about their lives and futures, all with the overriding aim of enabling them to break the cycle of social exclusion for good. Cat Keene, Director of Programmes and Operations at Trelya, tells us: “Some kids dread going to school as they often don’t have a clean uniform, and know that they’ll get into trouble for not having a PE kit, or for being late because no one was there to wake them up.” Police Constable Jodie Fellows, who has been involved with Trelya as Youth nter ention cer or est ornwall says “My experience with Trelya has lead me to recognise it as a very effective organisation in working with vulnerable and at-risk children and young people, and enabling change in di cult circu stances Trelya runs ground-breaking programmes, including SKYLAR, which works with identi ed arginalised ulnerable u s helping them bond with and nurture their children and build their skills as parents.

They also run Friends of the Children, a pioneering mentoring scheme that’s had huge success in the Trelya is the rst international a liate o the progra e which provides intensive, community based, long-term support to the most at risk children, assigning each child their own dedicated project worker, who helps them at school, at home, on the street and/or at Trelya.

GET INVOLVED You can help To learn more about Trelya or to donate, email or call 01736 339616


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