The Ultimate Lifestyle By The Sea
Issue 82 | February 2019 | £3.95
BY THE SEA From coast to country, we help you ﬁnd your dream Cornish home
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his time of year I quite often get ‘itchy feet’ and feel like moving house. I think it’s the prospect of spring being just around the corner and wanting to start the new year with a new project. If you’re the same, whether that be a move within Cornwall, a new build, a relocation, or a property investment then our cover feature this month (from page 24) will make very interesting reading. Our Content Manager, Dan Warden has been in conversation with some of Cornwall’s leading property agents, architects and interior experts in his quest to ﬁnd out what it takes to achieve your dream home in Cornwall. We’ve showcased one such home on this month’s cover – this stunning CGI image of Woodlands, from Legacy Properties, shows what will become someone’s perfect coastal home. It’s all go this month here at Cornwall Living as we launch our fabulous, new Little piece of Cornwall subscription box. By subscribing, you will receive a luxury gift box packed full of a host of Cornish goodies for you to sample, as well as the latest edition of Cornwall Living. Our launch box has a foodie theme and we are delighted to bring you an exclusive readers’ offer that will save you 10% when signing up. Simply quote CL82FEB when ordering online at www.littlepieceofcornwall.co.uk/subsciption-boxes. We just had to sample some of this month’s tasty treats – turn to page 77 to read our review. February is also the month when many of our thoughts are turning to booking this year’s holiday. There’s no better time to enjoy a ‘staycation’ and Cornwall has to be the ultimate destination if you are looking for a combination of coast and countryside. From page 62, we have showcased a selection for you to choose from. Enjoy!
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ON THE COVER Check out this breathtaking CGI image of Woodlands, the latest luxury coastal development from Legacy Properties. Turn to page 30 to ﬁnd out more. www.legacyproperties.co.uk
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Turn to page 24 for our property cover feature and learn more about our fabulous CGI covershot from Legacy Properties
Catch up with Cornwall
Find your dream Cornish home
Our favourite Cornish stays
Win a little piece of Cornwall A window into Cornwallâ€™s art scene
All the latest Cornish foodie news
Supporting Cornwall Hospice Care
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Get inspired for your home makeover
Furnishers of distinction
Introducing Alfred Smith
We catch up with Natural Build
New for 2019
Cook up a storm with Tamar Trading
Fired and ﬁne
Discover the magic of alchemy
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Take to the seas
Lace up your boots
Your own piece of Cornwall
A window to the past
Sea views and seafood
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A trip to skincare specialists, XO With Cornish Crabbers Luxury stays with Forever Cornwall These stays are perfect for walking! Connecting from the south west We review an exciting new product! Discover Penlee’s latest exhibition Head to Catch, Mawgan Porth At Regal Theatre in Redruth Retirement advice from Harris Begley
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Get your 2019 calendar on track There’s a fantastic 2019 programme of events at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, from high teas to murder mysteries, live music and special visits from childhood favourites; you’ll ﬁnd everything from the traditional to the unexpected, all at Bodmin General. Experience ﬁrst-class luxury dining on the Cornish Belle, or if that’s not your cup of tea, why not enjoy a pint on the pub quiz train, or share a cream tea with someone special? Whether you’re nostalgic for the glorious era of steam, looking for family-friendly fun, or seeking new and unusual adventures, don’t miss an
unforgettable visit in 2019. Why not take a journey back in time and discover Cornwall’s railway heritage? For more information visit www.bodminrailway.co.uk
Starting a new
Good tradesmen, quality control, quick progress on site, compliancy to the latest standards and energy eﬃciency are the main things people look for when they embark on a building project. Times are changing, products are developing faster than ever and BWF are right there at the forefront of innovative build solutions. The most complex aspect of the build is often the structure, which must be suitably insulated, airtight and of course structurally sound. BWF are leading the way in off-site construction for the south west, providing timber frames and SIPS structures or hybrids of both products.
Methods and materials are similar to standard construction, but the components are pre-engineered and accurately prepared in the unit, ensuring time spent on site is considerably reduced. For more information call 01872 273757 or visit www.buildingwithframes.co.uk
Land, sea or allotment – the choice is yours! Back with a bang after a month to recharge their batteries, Hooked on the Rocks are excited to announce another one of their gastronomic evenings, ‘Land, Sea & Allotment’, taking place Friday 1st March. Given the success of the ﬁrst one, it promises to be an evening to remember! With tickets costing just £45, available online or by calling the restaurant, this evening of carefully sourced food and wine will showcase the incredible suppliers who work effortlessly to provide Hooked with some of the ﬁnest produce our county has to offer. Head Chef George Morgan and the team have worked alongside trusted suppliers to create three bespoke menus: Land (meat), Sea (ﬁsh) and Allotment (vegetarian), reaﬃrming the restaurant’s ethos of local, seasonal and sustainable produce treated with love. Diners will also enjoy beautiful wine pairings and delicious nibbles, all while hearing directly from the suppliers, gaining perspective and knowledge of just how much they care. For more information call 01326 311886 or visit www.hookedontherocksfalmouth.com
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A way out of loneliness with Bluebird Care Loneliness is more likely to affect older adults, who due to bereavement, health conditions and limited mobility may become isolated and unable to utilise the beneﬁts of technology or participate in group activities as easily. Bluebird Care can provide a professional live-in companion to make all the difference. They’re available to help out ﬁve to eight hours a day, and live in their own room in your home, near enough to call on when needed. The time spent together can be a lifesaver. No need to worry about how to get out and meet friends, as your companion can drop you
off, and if friends call, will be happy to make them a drink or snack, which is wonderful. You can even do regular trips around the county, going to places old and new to explore and enjoy. Having a live-in companion is a lifestyle choice, and the regular human contact and friendly face makes a world of difference in reducing isolation and loneliness. It can also be a huge relief for friends and family, seeing you lively and energetic again, knowing there is someone there if you are unwell, or simply need to get outside and enjoy a sunny day. For more information call 01872 276006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Start a new chapter this year with ShelterBox Book Club A growing community of book lovers are enjoying compelling stories from around the world, inspired by the people and places that Cornish charity, ShelterBox, has helped after disaster has struck. Book club members in Cornwall can meet up regularly from February at ShelterBox Visitor Centre in Truro to discuss the characters, themes and stories from the latest book, and ﬁnd out more about the disaster relief charity. With every story read, members are helping transform the lives of disaster-hit families in the real world. It couldn’t be easier to join ShelterBox Book Club and start your membership; simply join by setting up a monthly payment, vote on the next shortlist of quality books and receive your copy of the winning book through the post. Then, take part in the discussion online or at ShelterBox Visitor Centre and hear how your membership is helping disaster-hit families around the world. For more information visit www.shelterbox.org/book-club
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Christmas seems like a distant memory and we are now fully immersed in 2019, so why not make a change to your interiors and uplift those winter blues? A very quick and effective way to refresh your home is with a lick of paint and to help you on your way, The Cotton Mills, Truro is offering the ﬁrst sample pot of Sanderson paint for free. Simply call in and choose from Sanderson’s workable palette. We recommend trying an Oakeley Slate Grey for a feature wall in Eucalyptus, or the warmer Sea Pink to instil a sense of calm and composure. For professional advice on paint colours, curtain and upholstery fabrics, shutters
and blinds, and a complete making, measuring and ﬁtting service, get in touch with The Cotton Mills Truro, today. For more information call 01872 278545 or visit www.cotton-mills.co.uk
Conservatories are a wonderful way to extend your living space, but are often too hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. Fortunately, Cornish ﬁrm CoreTech Conservatory Roof Systems can offer a number of solutions, all with minimum disturbance to your home.
Get a youthful, natural look with Wadebridge Dental If you or a loved one have been considering dental or facial aesthetic treatment, Wadebridge Dental offers a combination of treatment options that complement one another perfectly. Among the many available are dental implants, an attractive solution for anyone seeking effective tooth restoration, and teeth whitening – one of the easiest cosmetic treatments, achieving incredible, conﬁdence-boosting results. Perhaps you’re hoping to achieve a more youthful, natural look as we approach Valentine’s Day. If so, the expert Wadebridge Dental team offers facial aesthetic treatments, including antiwrinkle injections and dermal ﬁllers, with free consultations until the end of February, perfect if you’re not sure whether treatment is for you!
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The team offers a variety of different roof systems to suit all budgets, meaning you can achieve your conservatory goals at the minimum cost. What’s more, they pride themselves on customer care, both pre and post-sale, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. So whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, the gift of conﬁdence is just a consultation away with Wadebridge Dental. But don’t just take our word for it – head to the website and see their outstanding Google reviews for yourself! For more information call 01208 813816 or visit www.wadebridgedentalcare.co.uk
Instant quotes can be offered over the phone and, being a local family run company, the team’s ethos is based on client satisfaction, empathising with your needs and offering the soundest professional advice. So, if you’re tired of not making the most of your extra living space and it’s time you did something about it, be sure to contact CoreTech Conservatory Roof Systems. For more information call 0800 410 1617 or visit www.coretechroofs.co.uk
Mike Lacey unveils his favourite winter photo Mike Lacey, owner of Waves Gallery in Porthleven and Falmouth, is famed for his stunning photography of the Cornish surf. He tells us: “Spring time is almost upon us, so I’ve been taking every opportunity to get the best out of the winter swells and lining up great new shots for our galleries in 2019.” One of Mike’s favourite so far from the winter is the pictured shot, called ‘Cornish Gold’. “I used a slow shutter speed to achieve this amazing gold-coloured speed blur on one
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cold October morning. I love it so much I’ve added it to my collector’s edition range, meaning it’s only available in three different sizes and limited to a print run of just 50!” Cornish Gold is currently on display in both Porthleven and Falmouth galleries, so be sure to pop in and see it yourself. As Mike says: “We’d love to see you!” For more information call 01326 368369 or visit www.wavesgallery.co.uk
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News & views Light up your life with Holdcroft Lighting As we enter into the cold months of winter it couldn’t be a better time to invest in some innovative light solutions to brighten up your home. Whether you want to incorporate a light installation in your garden or bespoke ﬁttings in your kitchen, Holdcroft Lighting is sure to have something that suits you and your home. The company has been delivering its professional services to the south west for over 14 years and is run by a team who are passionate, knowledgeable and inspired by great design, a fact that’s reﬂected in the contemporary and unique light installations available, from decking lights to Scandi-inspired ﬂoor lamps. The Holdcroft Lighting team are also available to help advise on your lighting design
(should this be something that you require), offering solutions not only for their customers but also architects, interior designers, businesses and building contractors. For more information call 01288 350627 or visit www.holdcroftlighting.co.uk
Sea, sun and family fun
you’re looking to book your 2019 family holiday or a relaxing spa break during low season, Sands Resort Hotel comes highly recommended!
At the beginning of the year our minds often turn to how we can make improvements to our lives, ﬁnish the tasks that have been put on the back burner and generally refresh for the year ahead. If it’s home improvements that you want to focus on this year, then make sure to consider the beneﬁts of updating your ﬂooring, a relatively small change that can have a massive impact on the ambiance and feel of your home. Alfords Flooring has a comprehensive showroom with a stunning selection of hard ﬂooring and carpet options, providing great ideas on how you could refresh your home. The team are happy to provide their expert advice and offer free measures and quotes so you can get a full picture of costs, plus in-store ﬁtters mean you can rely on Alfords from start to ﬁnish.
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at Sands Resort For the past ﬁve years Sands Resort Hotel has been voted as one of the top UK family hotels on TripAdvisor. Just a short walk from the hotel you’ll ﬁnd Porth beach, perfect for rock pooling, while Watergate Bay is just ﬁve minutes away by car. The best part is that you needn’t laden your car down with beach gear as Sands Resort has wetsuits, bodyboards, windbreaks, buckets and spades, all available for hire free of charge! The hotel also offers two-room family suites, and the onsite facilities include a soft play area, games room, kids’ club and pools. There’s also a luxurious spa and Moroccan Lounge, so the grown ups can enjoy some quality time while the kids make the most of the hotel’s entertainment programme. Whether
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News & views Looking to replace your doors or windows this winter? Based on Longrock Industrial Estate near Penzance, father and son company Longrock Windows offers a huge range of doors and windows that’s tailored to suit Cornwall’s unique environment, with a team that understands your need for style and unrivalled functionality. This year has seen the introduction of new colour palettes and styles for composite doors, as well as an extension of the contemporary styles already available. Longrock Windows’ front and back composite doors combine the traditional charming appearance of timber with the high security multi-point locking of a modern uPVC door. After all, your doors are all that stand between your family and the outside world! All of Longrock Windows’ window, door and conservatory installations are carried out to the most exacting standards by a
trained team of ﬁtters, who work to ensure the highest level of workmanship is achieved while keeping disruption at your property to a minimum. For more information call 01736 313113 or visit www.longrockwindows.co.uk
Mr and Mrs Dukes, who recently beneﬁtted from the combined expertise at Lilly Lewarne Architects, had this to say about the teams’ approach to helping them realise their dream home.
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Greys are a popular choice in modern kitchens, and although a neutral colour palette will stand the test of time, the trend towards bolder colours and contrasting textures is a way to lift your interiors out of the norm. There are subtle ways to include colour without it dominating the room, consider using richer shades in base cabinets or island units for example, and an artisan splashback with statement glass to provide the ultimate ﬁnish. Darker stone worktops provide a dramatic contrast, alternatively choose ultra-matt concrete Quartzstone or large veined granites. We hear from Christine who tells us: “At Now Kitchens we have a large range of worktop materials to complement our modern and classic
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kitchens, which are available in 26 colours, plus a primed option to create your own bespoke palette. Visit our Helston showroom to start your own interior design journey.”
“When considering using an architect to help us design our latest home, it was important to us that we not only engaged a forward thinking ﬁrm, but one that really gets involved in the passion for building your own home. Lilly Lewarne not only showed their passion but believed in ours, guiding us through the technical mineﬁelds whilst remaining committed to the brief we had set them. The result was a design that was sensitive to the surrounding woodland area and topography of the site, whilst allowing us a modern feel in our home. We would not hesitate in recommending this Cornish company to any and all self-build enthusiasts.”
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News & views Resounding success for Slickers photo shoot
Holiday home tips Now we’re all recovering from the Christmas break, to cheer us up, the team at Slickers Doghouse in Padstow have been reminiscing about their wonderful December dog photo shoot, which they ran with Kate Whis Photography at the Padstow Christmas Festival. Slickers owner, Lisa, tells us: “What an amazing four days! We photographed over 60 dogs and, despite the rain, cold, sand and sea-soaked dogs, Kate captured some fantastic shots of each and every one – even the worst wrigglers were ﬁnally persuaded to give us their best pose, albeit with the aid of our yummiest treats.” After the shoot, the owners were able to purchase portraits of their furry friends online, with options including portrait downloads; superior quality, high gloss coated ultra white ceramic mugs; cushion covers, and sets of hardboard, cork-backed coasters, complete with attractive mahogany holders.
In an ongoing series of holiday home tips, we hear from George at Cornish Traditional Cottages about getting and responding to feedback. Orders are sent to Slickers’ printing company who, in most instances, print and dispatch the same day, meaning your personalised purchases are delivered as quickly as possible. Coming soon to the Slickers website is the option to personalise your portraits with dates and names, before having them printed on your chosen product. And, if you missed the photo shoot in December, fear not! Lisa explains: “This was our ﬁrst joint Slickers/Kate Whis photo shoot, but due to its resounding success we will be holding these at various other times throughout 2019, starting with the Easter holidays. You can also book a personal beach photo shoot with Kate, either through our website or in store.” For more information call 07971 005071 or visit www.slickersdoghouse.co.uk
Fundraiser extraordinaire Jerry Gill from St Austell is a man on a very successful mission. By the end of 2018 he had raised more than £5,000 for Cornish charity Cornwall Hospice Care by walking on ﬁre, running, street collecting and auctioning. Jerry decided to take part in a ﬁre walk held at Bodmin Jail. He tells us: “I wanted to do this in memory of my late wife and only daughter who both died in a hospice.” On the day, Jerry ran the 14 miles from home to Bodmin in fancy dress! He also became the ﬁrst person to run in all ﬁve of the charity’s Santa Runs and did three online auctions, six street collections and donated prize money when he won a Community Champion Award.
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As well as making sure your guests’ holiday gets off on the right footing, you also want to collect their feedback. Peer opinion forms a vital part of decision making and buying behaviour in today’s world, and holidaymakers are far more likely to book a holiday home that has positive opinions. Garnering this valuable information will also help your marketing by: raising your ranking on holiday letting portals; telling other guests what to expect at your Cornish holiday home; providing you with a perspective that’ll help you improve your accommodation. However, getting guests to provide feedback isn’t always easy. George suggests keeping a guestbook in a clearly visible place. “Add a note to the front cover asking guests to write their comments, and keep a pen inside. Afterwards, type out their review and include it in an email to them asking for permission to use on your website and/or your marketing material. You could also request that they submit it to a holiday letting portal as part of their online review.” Send your guests an email asking for feedback within four to ten days after their stay, explaining that it will help you improve your accommodation for future guests and attract new business. It’s also worth mentioning that you’re keen to encourage them to return, and encouraging them to make contact during their stay if something isn’t quite right. For more information call 01208 893980 or visit www.corncott.com
“To say goodbye to a loved one is the saddest, most diﬃcult thing to do and can be traumatising. The support provided by hospice staff surpasses everything.” For more information call 01726 66868 or visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk
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Cornish property agency My Place in Cornwall believes that unique homes come in all shapes and sizes. We hear from Sales and Business Development Manager, Candice Nicholson, who tells us: “Unique doesn’t necessarily mean expensive and for us it’s more about a wow factor that helps set a property apart from the rest.” From quirky, cosy country cottages to grand, imposing townhouses – it’s the properties that stand out from the crowd that really capture a buyer’s imagination. Candice continues: “We present each property to its maximum potential, using drone footage, 3D Virtual Tours and stunning lifestyle photography to achieve a smooth and successful sale.” To experience the My Place in Cornwall way of selling property, why not get the ball rolling by booking your free Market Appraisal today?
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St Enodoc Hotel If you’re starting to plan your big 2019 holiday, look no further than the shores of north Cornwall and the luxurious St Enodoc Hotel. After the soaring temperatures we experienced last summer, there’s no reason not to head to Cornwall rather than abroad this year. Imagine all the comforts of home enjoyed overlooking some of the world’s most spectacular stretches of coastline, all without the hassles of currency exchange, weighing luggage and wading through the airport. Simply load up the car and head for the coast!
Congratulations are in order for Cornish Gems Luxury holiday lettings company Cornish Gems has raised over £3,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI). Throughout 2018 the luxury self-catering holiday homes specialist has been raising funds for the RNLI. Fundraising activities include a 44 mile coastal endurance race as well as inviting guests to include a donation to the charity when booking a holiday. Commenting on the funds raised, Julianne Shelton, Co-Managing Director of Cornish Gems said: “Each year, Cornish Gems support a charity that’s close to our hearts and
we were proud to support the RLNI throughout 2018. The RNLI’s life-saving service is vital to our county’s tourism industry and we value the amazing work they do to keep our communities and visitors safe.” James Perkins, RNLI St Ives brand Lifeboat Manager responds: “It’s active fundraising and support like this that allows us to continue to provide a 24/7, 365 day service to anyone in diﬃculty at sea.” For more information call 01872 241241 or visit www.cornishgems.com
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home experience With fully working bathroom displays demonstrating four types of toilet and 19 different shower outlets, plus a bespoke level access wet room shower area equipped with underﬂoor heating, a trip to Studio One South West comes highly recommended! Owner Mark calls it the ‘Studio One home experience’, explaining: “You won’t need to look anywhere else!” You can browse the spectrum of options that Studio One has to offer over a coffee, and the team can even produce 3D images so that you can see how your room will look! Mark ﬁnishes: “Visit us at our premier bathroom, wet room and tile showroom in Plymouth to kick off your experience.
From supply only to complete installations, we’re here to help. We have two further showrooms in Wadebridge and Pensilva where, once again, you’ll ﬁnd the best tiles in the south west, with bathroom settings that will make you wonder why you’ve left it so long!” To whet your appetite, why not take Studio One’s 3D virtual online tour? For more information call 01752 977497 or visit www.studioonesw.co.uk
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Providing high-quality, bespoke curtains and blinds – the Merchants and Makers team work with you to meet your every need, whether you require a full handheld service or simply the creation of a pair of curtains. Showroom consultations are available to help you select your fabrics, site visits allow you to discuss the most suitable options for your property, and the team also offer a hanging and dressing service. We hear from Penny McMillan who tells us: “Our focus is always on our clients, curtains and blinds can be an investment so we want you to be thrilled with them. We can even take details over the phone, send out samples, agree the make then send it out with information on how to ﬁt poles and how to hang and dress your curtains.” With years of knowledge and experience ﬁnding solutions for the trickiest of windows, you know you’re in safe hands with the Merchants and Makers team.
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Have you tried a Portscatho Holiday? The team at Portscatho Holidays look forward to welcoming visitors to their new oﬃces on the quay at St Mawes. Both holidaymakers and holiday homeowners will be able to ﬁnd them easily and drop in for a chat, face-to-face, and in an age when so much is dealt with online, that makes a refreshing change! We speak to Andrew Gardner, Director of Portscatho Holidays, who says: “Because we market more than 100 self-catering properties on the Roseland peninsula, our new oﬃce gives us a real presence exactly where we need to be. Our local team provides a friendly, professional service, from reporting and dealing with any property issues noted during weekly inspections, as part of our full management service, to sharing their extensive local knowledge with holidaymakers.”
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A new monthly market for your diary! Penzance has been a market town and trading point for farmers and ﬁshermen for centuries, a tradition that only continues to grow with a new monthly Saturday market to complement the weekly County Market on Thursdays, and Farmers Market on Fridays, both of which are held in St John’s Hall. The new monthly market will be held on the last Saturday of every month in Market Place, with the ﬁrst taking place on 23rd
February from 10am until 2pm. With upwards of 20 stalls, there’ll be lots of lovely local produce on offer, so whether your needs are commercial or you’re looking to stock the cupboards with some fresh Cornish produce for those new year recipes, be sure to pay a visit! Alternatively, if you’d like to apply for a stall, simply drop the organisers an email. For more information email email@example.com
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rom ultra-modern new builds on the water’s edge to carefully restored character homes in the country, Cornwall’s property market is as diverse as the landscape itself. Over the next few pages we’ll speak to some of Cornwall’s leading property agents and experts, unveiling popular locations and ones to watch, also seeking advice for anybody looking to buy, sell or self-build. Then, to round it all off, we’ll be talking to some of Cornwall’s finest interior and homeware brands, arming you with all the inspiration you’ll need to decorate your home, whether you’re just moving in or preparing to go to market.
The draw of the coast
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Epphaven House, overlooking Epphaven beach near Port Quinn. On the market with Jackie Stanley
To begin we do a little digging into what really sets Cornwall’s property market apart. Jo Ashby from John Bray and Partners points out “the timeless coastline, miles and miles of unspoilt landscape, stunning views and natural habitats, to name just a few things that make Cornwall so incredible!” On the property available here, Ben Wakefield, Partner at Falmouth-based agents Harding & Wakefield explains: “Cornwall has something for everyone, with an eclectic range of property and locations to suit all tastes.” Spending time by the sea is a huge draw, says Jackie Stanley’s Padstow Oﬃce Manager, Simon Poole. “Cornwall also has so many different environments to choose from, from seaside resorts to moorland isolation; villages and hamlets to city living, yet by Cornwall’s very nature, wherever you live you are never far from the coast.” Managing Director of the Mather Partnership, Pete Courtis, agrees that Cornwall allows people the opportunity to live the dream lifestyle. “The atmosphere around the county is so friendly, making it an ideal place to bring up a family, to retire to, or to enjoy a fantastic work/life balance.” Sean Johnston, Partner at Philip Martin Estate Agents in Truro also suggests that it’s perfect for different types of investors, with a strong holiday and residential lettings market.
As Martyn Rohrs from Rohrs & Rowe puts it: “It’s all about the lifestyle,” one which Nicola Markham, Group Sales Director at Acorn Blue describes as “permanently wonderful.” Martyn continues: “Many purchasers seek a home that’s able to offer a change of lifestyle, but they’d also like it to be in an amazing location and for it to create an income that enables them to either retire early, or work a great deal less.” You only need to look at a property named Gweath (pictured left), currently in the Rohrs & Rowe portfolio, to see what Martyn means. Perhaps most importantly for many of us is that Cornwall offers a wide variety of properties to suit all budgets, from starter houses to multi-million pound super homes. And in this modern age, as Ben Davies, Head of Residential at Savills Cornwall explains: “The increased availability of superfast broadband across Cornwall is enabling more families and couples to make the move.”
THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAIL Martyn Rohrs tells us: “The key to selling the best properties is attention to detail at all stages of the sale, something we pride ourselves on and our clients tell us we are very good at.”
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The current market So what does the current market look like? With Brexit looming, is property still a good long-term investment? Fortunately, the general consensus among our experts is a positive one. Indeed, as Sean Johnston points out, the Rightmove Price Index reports that house prices in Cornwall over the past year were up 3% on 2017 and 9% up on 2015! He explains that Brexit-related uncertainty “has not thus far been too disruptive to house prices and movement.” In fact, Simon Poole explains: “We found the last few months of 2018 very strong in terms of sales, which bodes well heading into 2019.” Martyn Rohrs tells us that while a looming Brexit brought uncertainty to London and parts of the south east last year, “Cornwall bucked the trend. People’s desire for a better lifestyle continues to drive the market, and I’m sure will also make property here a very good investment.”
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A HIDDEN GEM Jo Ashby from John Bray says: “Trebarwith has remained a well-kept secret, close enough to tap in to the buzzing hot spots on the north coast but less populated and with easy access to Bodmin Moor.”
LOOKING TO SELL? Ben from Savills suggests: “Try to get personal recommendations [for agents] and be prepared that some properties may take longer to sell than expected.”
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When looking to buy property location will be near, if not at, the top of your list, but where to start in such a beautiful county? On the south coast, Pete Courtis points out the likes of Porthleven, Praa Sands and Coverack on the Lizard. Indeed, Martyn Rohrs tells us that the Lizard has seen a surge in interest, thanks to stunning scenery, tranquil beaches and property that’s particularly good in value when compared to more renowned Cornish locations. Martyn also recommends the Seven Bays area in north Cornwall, explaining: “The area to the south of Padstow was very popular last year. With a combination of spectacular surfing beaches, dramatic coastline, excellent outdoor lifestyle facilities and access to some of the best individual restaurants in the country, you can understand why!” To find out more about the Seven Bays and the property Rohrs and Rowe are marketing there, turn to page 40. Falmouth has also proven popular, with Savills’ Ben highlighting it as the south coast’s most appealing town. He also explains that Truro remains popular, being Cornwall’s educational centre and only city. Philip Martin’s Sean elaborates: “Truro is always going to be popular. Thanks to its excellent shopping centre, private and state schools, mainline links to London and the Royal Cornwall Hospital, it appeals to a selection of different buyers.” Meanwhile, Jackie Stanley has witnessed a surge of interest on the north coast. “Villages like Mawgan Porth are going from strength to strength,” explains Simon. “Padstow continues to grow in popularity, and Wadebridge is also hugely popular, with a wealth of independent shops, cafés, restaurants and schools increasing its appeal for families.”
Location, location, location
Buying advice So what advice can Cornwall’s property experts offer when it comes to finding the right property? Jo Ashby says: “Work out what’s important for you – is it peace and quiet? Being close to the beach? Focus on a location, get to know the agents that cover that area and keep in touch. Or, use a property search agent who can short list the kind of properties you’re looking for, analyse pros and cons and negotiate on your behalf.” “It’s an age-old cliché, but to say ‘location is key’ really isn’t very far off the mark,” explains Ben Wakefield. “Knowing where you want to be and what you want from your surroundings is vital.” If you’re unsure, he suggests immersing yourself in the different areas you’re considering for a few days, to really start enjoying what the county has to offer. Pete tells us: “Your search for a Cornish property will be governed by location and particularly what you have to spend. But there is a wide choice available and don’t forget, for those moving from the London and south east areas, Cornish prices may still look ‘cheap’ by comparison!” Wherever you decide to buy, Nicola Markham, Group Sales Director at Acorn Blue says: “Cornwall offers so much to those seeking a work life balance, it’s a great place to call home.”
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From the ground up Perhaps you’re looking to build your dream home from the ground up. If so, you’ll be very well served here in Cornwall, with a number of fantastic companies each bringing decades of industry experience to the table. So where to start? Chris from RA Design tells us: “For us at present a lot of self-builders are looking at renovating and building near the sea. We’ve seen an influx of work in Porthleven. St Ives, Carbis Bay and Marazion are also popular areas.” On the project itself, Chris says: “My main advice would be to do your research and appoint the right professionals to help you. The first thing to do is secure a site you’re happy with, ideally with planning permission already granted. Failing this, make sure you’ve had advice on the possibility of gaining permission. This is best done by speaking to an architect or architectural technologist at a very early stage, as they can advise on the possibilities and whether a pre-planning application is required.” Chris continues: “Once this is done, put together some ideas of the things you would like to include and put together a brief for the designer to work to. At RA Design we usually ask for bullet points of the key things you want including. This will allow us to start the design process, also giving you ideas and options. The design process, in our view, works a lot better when both parties can freely throw around ideas.”
This ethos is very much shared by the expert team at Lilly Lewarne Architects. Company Director, Gill Moran, elaborates: “If you’re thinking of self-building in Cornwall, we suggest seeking the advice of Cornish architects who have, over many years, developed detailed design knowledge. This will save you money in the long run and guide you through the process in a professional manner.” Cornwall is a unique environment in which to build and, particularly in coastal locations, requires a more carefully considered approach to design than projects in other areas. Lilly Lewarne consistently deliver in such locations and the proof really is in the pudding – turn to page 17 to read a recent glowing review!
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COVER FEATURE | Nick Long, Managing Director of Legacy Properties & Homes, tells us that careful planning and thoughtful design is paramount when building their luxury properties and contemporary homes. “Meticulous attention to detail is integral to building premium coastal developments; and throughout the whole process – from concept through to design, build, and completion. We work extremely closely with our architects and in-house spatial designers to ensure our builds maximise living space, take advantage of available light/views, plus are sustainable and robust to the elements. We always think primarily about the end consumer and how they will live in and enjoy the property.” This is reflected in Legacy’s portfolio to date, which offers buyers the chance n Woodlands, an exciting
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to obtain a brand new, state-of-the-art home right by the sea. A luxury home at Woodlands (pictured), their flagship development which overlooks The Gannel Estuary in Newquay, provides all of these qualities – plus the chance to choose fittings and interiors, making it 100% bespoke to the consumer. Speaking with Nicola at bespoke property developers, Acorn Blue, we ask what is most important to them when building new homes. “The opportunity has to meet our criteria. The location and view are paramount, and then we will look at factors such as transport links, parking and broadband speed. Ultimately, the aim is to always create high-quality homes we are proud of.”
PROPERTY SHOWCASE Throughout this feature and on the pages towards the back of the magazine, we showcase some of the county’s finest available property and agents. To find out more, visit the following websites: Savills www.savills.co.uk Rohrs & Rowe www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk Jackie Stanley www.jackie-stanley.co.uk Harding & Wakefield www.hardingwakefield.com The Mather Partnership www.thematherpartnership. co.uk John Bray and Partners www.johnbraysales.co.uk Clive Pearce Property www.clivepearceproperty.com My Place in Cornwall www.myplaceincornwall.co.uk Legacy Properties www.legacyproperties.co.uk Philip Martin www.philip-martin.co.uk Acorn Blue www.acornpropertygroup.org Churchhill Retirement Living www.churchillretirement.co.uk Blue Cedar Homes www.bluecedarhomes.co.uk
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As Joanna Eldridge, founder of Jo & Co Home, says: “Your home is a place to rest and relax, so it’s important that you feel comfortable.” On updating your interior, Jo continues: “Once you feel conﬁdent with your chosen style and colours, remind yourself to keep it simple. It’s very easy to add too much to your home, so try avoiding this trap.” So what about furnishing your new home? Jo explains: “I advise investing for the long term with a handmade item, rather than something mass produced. It will last you for years to come!” Elaine Skinner at Camellia Interiors has built a reputation as an interior design specialist for luxury holiday homes, regularly supporting her clients with home improvements for all house types. Elaine has developed three stylish furniture packs ready for the new holiday home investors or property developers. These are itemised by room and enable buyers or sellers to get a complete inventory done in one simple order. “You can go for the whole house or just install packs for key rooms – the end result is a cohesive look that instantly adds value to your property.” In new homes where a neutral colour scheme has been adopted, Elaine suggests a splash of colour to add warmth to an empty room, whether with paintwork or a carpet. And if you are looking to recarpet a room, or for a statement rug to help bring a room to life, a trip to Wadebridge-based Cornwall Rug Company comes highly recommended, with a collection that offers originality in design and utilises the latest trends and colours. Turn to page 36 to read more about this fabulous Cornish business.
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Perhaps you’re looking to replace the windows in your new home? If so, turn to page 17 and ﬁnd out what the experts at Longrock Windows can do to help. Or maybe you’ve decided that with your new dream home, now’s the time to replace your old bed. On page 55 we introduce Cornwall’s oldest family-run business, Alfred Smith & Son, with their stunning showroom in Penzance showcasing a whole spectrum of quality furniture. On page 12 we catch up with The Cotton Mills in Truro, who offer professional advice on introducing a new palette to your home and on page 23, you can ﬁnd out all about the exemplary service on offer at fabric and hardware specialists, Merchants and Makers. For even more interior inspiration turn to page 36 and read this month’s special feature, Interior showcase.
So what are you waiting for? If you’re in the market for a new property in Cornwall, be it your dream forever home or an investment for later in life, we hope our guide has given you something to think about. Whether you’re buying or building, or planning a combination of the two, a home in Cornwall will put you in the best possible position to enjoy the ultimate lifestyle by the sea. n Cornwall Tile Centre
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Transform your home
Four Seasons Home Improvements
Port Eliot Estate
Interior SHOWCASE Vintage splendour
With a 44-strong team of elite installers, if you’re looking to extend your living space with a contemporary conservatory or orangery, Four Seasons has you covered. Service can include everything from design to installation, even taking care of building regulations and planning permission! Located next door to Exeter services and displaying a wide range of fully set up conservatories and orangeries, why not combine your next trip en route to Cornwall with a tour of the Four Seasons showroom?
If you’re looking to introduce some vintage pieces into your home, then look no further. Kernow Furniture has one of the best collections of vintage, retro and antique furniture for sale in the south west and specialises in high quality 19th to mid-20th century furniture. From antique bookcases and chairs to vintage china and kitchenware, all items are carefully sourced and selected for you to peruse and admire so you can ﬁnd that perfect statement piece to complete your home.
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Based in Penzance and recognised as Cornwall’s oldest family-run business, Alfred Smith & Son know a thing or two when it comes to suiting your furniture requirements, which is why they recently teamed up with Rest Assured, showcasing its comprehensive range of beds and mattresses. Head in store and you’ll see a fantastic range of quality products, with more than 50 beds, mattresses and divans on display from brands including Hypnos, Relyon, Harrison, Somnus and Simba, and the team are always on hand and happy to help you make the right decision.
Whatever your style and taste, the team of award-winning interior stylists at Cornwall Rug Company are always on hand to help you choose – whether it’s a rug, cushion, throw or interior décor piece that’s been handmade by skilled artisans. With a wonderful ‘mixed and matched’ display, including sumptuous, beautiful rugs and stylish accessories, and with a strong focus on individually sourced handmade products, the showroom in Wadebridge is most certainly worth a visit!
Automate your home
Your home is your place to rest and relax, so it’s important you take the time to work out exactly what look and style works for you. And when it comes to furnishing your home, as founder of Jo & Co, Joanna Eldridge puts it: “Buying a large piece of furniture takes a lot of consideration, so I advise that you invest for the long term with a handmade item rather than something mass produced. It will last you for years to come.” If you’re looking for quality items, be it large pieces of furniture, soft furnishings or simply inspiration, Jo & Co’s interior and lifestyle store in Wadebridge is well worth a visit.
Set up more than 16 years ago and with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, Westcountry Blinds is committed to making our homes both beautiful and functional. Understanding the modern need to control our homes at the touch of a button, this Cornish company has invested in enabling automation to our curtains and blinds. Using the latest powered technology, the team offers a product which is totally child safe, easy to install and even easier to use!
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PROPERTY | MAWGAN PORTH
St Austell Penzance
THE PALM HOUSE A superbly modern four-bedroom home located in an elevated position with fabulous far-reaching ocean views.
INFORMATION Stunning far reaching sea views Premium bespoke fixtures and fittings Large open living spaces Private elevated position Front and rear landscaped gardens High specification renovation Four double bedrooms Ample driveway and detached garage
ituated in the highly sought after location of Mawgan Porth, perched above the magnificent sandy beach and with superb views of the headland, coast path and out to sea, The Palm House provides the perfect base from which to explore all that the north coast has to offer. The luxuriously completed four-bedroom house incorporates a clean modern design with a sleek and stylish finish. Having recently undergone a complete top-down renovation with an array of premium fixtures and fittings, you can enjoy all the amenities of modern family life in this beautiful home. The impressively wide and light entrance hall leads into the spacious kitchen, which features bespoke concrete kitchen work surfaces, Miele appliances and bi-fold doors that open onto a sun-bathed decking area, perfect for summer barbeques as it allows the indoor and outdoor space to merge into one beautiful entertaining area. The lounge has solid oak flooring and focuses around the Stovax wood burning stove with three sets of sliding patio doors leading out to the front deck and garden with beautiful views of the ocean beyond. The first floor has three bedrooms, with an oak staircase leading to the impressive master suite. With floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the sea views perfectly, the master bedroom also boasts a walk in wardrobe and luxurious en-suite bath and shower room.
If you like high spec modern properties then this is certainly the home for you. Words cannot begin to describe how impressive the contemporary finish on this property is, so with that being said we highly recommend viewing the property to fully appreciate its stunning finish.
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GUIDE PRICE: ÂŁ1,100,000
1 North Quay, Padstow PL28 8AF 01841 532555 email@example.com www.jackie-stanley.co.uk
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PROPERTY | SEVEN BAYS
BAY DREAMING We discover three fabulous properties in the Seven Bays area, currently on the market with luxury property agents, Rohrs & Rowe. é ABOVE The Seven Bays' coastline is truly spectacular
ê BELOW Aerial photo of Constantine Bay, Booby's Bay and Trevose Head and Lighthouse
n this month’s cover feature, we caught up with Martyn Rohrs from award-winning property agents, Rohrs & Rowe. Martyn explained that the Seven Bays area – famous for their fabulous, sandy beaches – should definitely be on the list for anyone looking to buy a Cornish property. We do a little digging into the Seven Bays area, showcasing three spectacular properties currently on the market with Rohrs & Rowe. Consisting of Trevone, Harlyn, Mother Ivey’s, Booby’s, Constantine, Treyarnon and
Porthcothan, the Seven Bays epitomise the ultimate lifestyle by the sea. Think stunning views, sheltered coves, superb surfing, sandy beaches, excellent golf courses and long coastal walks on the South West Coast Path. Not to mention that the restaurants and independent retailers offer some of the finest food and wares that Cornwall has to offer. As you might expect in such a beautiful part of the world, the property here is highly desirable, offering owners the perfect base from which to capitalise on the Cornish lifestyle.
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Rosben, a charming coastal home just 200 metres from Trevone beach
Just 200 metres from Trevone beach you’ll find Rosben, a deceptively spacious detached coastal home with three bedrooms. The living spaces in this charming family home are very ﬂexible with the main sitting room on the first ﬂoor. With a wood burner to keep things cosy in the evening plus an attractive ‘beach chic’ décor, Rosben is the ideal beach retreat, whether you’re looking to relocate or seeking the perfect ‘lock up and leave’ investment for those bucket and spade family holidays.
(Guide price: £625,000)
ê BELOW Tredower with its stunning, 360 degree panorama
Next up is Tredower. From the outside, the property’s attractive half slate hung elevations make quite the first impression. Inside you'll find good-sized living accommodation and four bedrooms plus a study on the ground ﬂoor that could easily be used as a fifth. The sea views on offer are simply astounding and the first ﬂoor, thanks to its extra elevation, offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the entire Seven Bays area. As well as a double garage and considerable parking, the outside space comprises around three acres of land on the seaward side of the property, protecting your views. The crowning jewel, however, has to be the large deck, accessed via the dining room to the rear of the house and making the most of scintillating sea views – perfect for a summer barbecue!
(Guide price: £1,150,000)
Finally we have Trelawney, an exceptional coastal residence that’s been designed to maximise the fabulous sea views towards Harlyn Bay. With four large double bedrooms over two ﬂoors, including three en suites, this stunning contemporary home enjoys a very high specification throughout, with an exacting finish that’s rarely seen in Cornwall. With high ceilings and architectural glazing that ﬂoods it with light, the open plan living and kitchen area is exceptionally spacious. One feature of particular note here is the ﬂoor-toceiling glazing that runs the full width of the living room, offering views of the gardens, the ocean and the horizon beyond. Outside, Trelawney boasts landscaped gardens with a large patio area that wraps itself around the property. There’s also an impressive seating and barbecue area along with a feature fire pit, great for starry evenings, and at the rear a large separate patio area serves as a sun trap, perfect for soaking up those Cornish summer rays. Other features include a heated outdoor shower – ideal for rinsing sandy toes – plus secure storage for surf boards, garden and beach equipment. All of this plus off-road parking for several cars!
(Guide price: £1,450,000)
Trelawney enjoys incredible views towards Harlyn Bay é INSET
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TOUR DE FORCE Celebrating a partnership between luxury property agents, Rohrs & Rowe, and Saint Piran, Cornwall’s first elite cycling team. é ABOVE Climbing the Portreath wall ê BELOW There are so many amazing places to ride in Cornwall
his month we’re delighted to meet up with Richard Pascoe (Ricci to his friends), Team Principal of the Saint Piran Cycling Team, and Matthew Rowe of Rohrs & Rowe Estate Agents, to introduce their collaboration and to hear how things are progressing for Cornwall’s ﬁrst and only professional cycling team. The Rohrs & Rowe and Saint Piran’s alliance was born out of a shared passion for cycling, and from Matthew and Richard having known each other for a number of years. Cycling has been a big part of both their lives, Richard on a professional level and Matthew purely for enjoyment. Matthew tells us: “A number of years ago I was fortunate enough to meet and get to know Ricci, who has been a major part of the Cornish cycling scene for decades. I’ve always loved cycling and from a young age it has enabled me to see so much of our beautiful county, whilst keeping ﬁt at the same time! I have keenly followed the progress of Saint Piran since their launch four years ago and last year, I approached Ricci about how Rohrs & Rowe may be able to help the team. We are now delighted to be working with them in 2019. We have the obvious mutual passion for cycling but we also share the same ethos;
promoting what a fantastic place Cornwall is to live and the healthy lifestyle it enables. We feel that the unique and excellent work that Saint Piran are doing perfectly reﬂects these beneﬁts and we’re now very proud to be partnered with the team, helping them to achieve their goals and to attract further sponsors.” The Saint Piran team was formed four years ago by Richard and former Team Sky rider, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, to realise their shared vision of a Cornwall-based team that could compete on a national level. Richard explains: “It has come about by true Cornish spirit! We asked ourselves why we couldn’t form a team to compete at the highest level despite geography, a lack of rider numbers and less potential national sponsors, and we have managed to successfully achieve it! We are proud of our location and heritage, so we wanted to use a team to help promote Cornwall. It also provides young local people the opportunity to become professional riders and race at the national championships, against teams like Sky, Wiggins and Bike Channel.” Impressively, the team has been invited to ride the televised Tour Series in May, an exciting 10-round series of races held within
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To read more about the team and the ethos behind Saint Piran, visit: www.saintpiranprocycling.com
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major city centres. It is due to broadcast on ITV4, with a 50-minute programme focusing on Saint Piran! The team’s star rider is Steve Lampier from Helston, one of the UK’s top domestic riders, who has returned to Cornwall speciﬁcally to manage and represent Saint Piran. Saint Piran has ﬁve other riders from Cornwall, including top-performing Jake Alderman and Will Harper from Falmouth. Development riders Alex Platt from Redruth, Joe Healey from Perranarworthal and Alﬁe Peters from Bissoe make up the team. Championing cycling excellence in Cornwall, Saint Piran represents more than just the chance to cycle at a top level for young Cornish riders, which is illustrated wonderfully in the short ﬁlm on the Saint Piran team website. Matthew ﬁnishes: “There are so many amazing places to ride in Cornwall, with the cycle café at Bissoe (owned and run by Ricci) being a fantastic hub to start from. The location enables riders to access the Lizard, the north coast and far beyond, as well as shorter trips for less experienced riders, with many tracks and off-road sections, making it perfect for all abilities!”
To discover more about the passion behind Saint Piran cycling team, visit: www.saintpiranprocycling.com/about-1
We are proud of our location and heritage, so we wanted to use a team to help promote Cornwall
Head to our competition page online to be in with a chance of winning one of 10 £20 vouchers, to be used as free hire at Bike Chain Bissoe Bike Hire & Cafe and to experience some of the amazing local trails for yourself. Enter now at www.cornwall-living.co.uk Terms & conditions apply
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PROPERTY | PORTREATH
St Austell Penzance
SEASCAPE Light, space and extraordinary views of the north Cornish coast define this contemporary, quality home.
INFORMATION Four bedrooms Three en suites Four ﬂoors Exclusive seaside development Air source heat pump Engineered oak ﬂooring Underﬂoor heating Ample off-road parking Remote access double garage Access via electric gate
uilt in 2014 and cherished by the owner since then, Seascape has been designed to maximise the dramatic coastal views, with spacious accommodation set out over four ﬂoors. As you enter on the ground ﬂoor a smartly tiled entrance hall and cloakroom make a great ﬁrst impression. Up the seagrass-style carpeted stairs to the ﬁrst ﬂoor and you’ll ﬁnd a beautifully appointed kitchen with high-end modern appliances, including a dishwasher and double multifunction oven! Also on this level are the dining and living spaces, both looking out towards the harbour and imposing Cornish cliffs. A Contura wood burning stove keeps things cosy during the cooler months and in the summer, you can access the large outdoor patio via bi-folding doors, perfect for just watching the world go by beneath the Cornish sun. It’s hard not to love the attention to detail evident throughout Seascape, from the app controlled underﬂoor heating and Sonos sound system in the living space, to the outdoor shower in the rear courtyard – ideal for rinsing sand off after a day on Portreath’s beautiful beach! The four bedrooms – three of which have en suites – can be found on the second and top ﬂoors. The master bedroom boasts a view that can only be described as tremendous, with its own patio from which to enjoy it.
This property really needs viewing to be fully appreciated, but we think it’s fair to say that whether you’re seeking a lock up and leave investment or a forever home by the sea, Seascape would be absolutely perfect.
ASKING PRICE: £625,000
CLIVE PEARCE PROPERTY 31 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2LS 01872 272622 firstname.lastname@example.org www.clivepearceproperty.com
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St Austell Penzance
A newly refurbished home on the edge of Falmouth.
GUIDE PRICE: £345,000
HARDING & WAKEFIELD
16 High Street, Falmouth TR11 2AB 01326 450020 email@example.com www.hardingwakefield.com
estled in a quiet cul-de-sac at the top of Falmouth, this semi-detached three-bed property has undergone a fabulous refurbishment over the last 18 months, representing a fantastic opportunity for anybody looking to relocate to one of Cornwall’s most sought-after seaside towns. The refurbishment, which includes a bespoke kitchen, open-plan layout and the re-landscaping of the garden, has transformed this charming home into a fantastic base from which to explore Falmouth and its surrounding beaches. The light and modern family space enjoys engineered oak flooring, with the rear wall featuring handmade Moroccan tiles. Outside, the rear garden boasts a large and useful decked area, with plenty of room for a spot of al fresco dining, especially in the summer when you decide to dust off the barbecue! To the front you’ll find driveway parking for several cars plus a separate garage, which is perfect for storing beach gear and gardening equipment. This would also make a fantastic studio space for the more creative members of your clan. Gyllyngvase beach is just a 15-minute walk away, as is Falmouth town centre. The town has become famed for its bohemian collection of independent boutiques, galleries and surf shops, all of which is perfectly complemented with first-class eateries and trendy bars. There’s a thriving arts scene in Falmouth, with a bustling calendar of events taking place throughout the year celebrating the town’s seaside heritage. If you’re hoping to relocate to Falmouth, or just fancy moving closer to the sea, be sure to book a viewing with Harding & Wakefield before somebody else snaps it off the market!
INFORMATION Semi-detached 3 bedrooms Recently refurbished Garage Landscaped garden Off-road parking Quiet location Close to Falmouth town
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PROPERTY | POLZEATH
St Austell Penzance
TYWARDALE This state-of-the-art property offers the very best of open-plan living in the highly sought-after coastal village of Polzeath.
INFORMATION Four bedrooms Four bathrooms Planning permission for one bedroom annexe and double garage Far reaching sea views State-of-the-art design Choice of ﬁnish and speciﬁcation 10 year build guarantee Due for completion spring 2019
pon completion this spring, Tywardale will boast breathtaking open-plan living spaces and farreaching ocean views, with a sleek, immaculate ﬁnish seamlessly complementing the property’s locale. The accommodation comprises four sumptuous bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus a master en suite. With planning permission for a further one bedroom annexe and double garage, you will have all the extra space you’re likely to need, whether it’s accommodating guests or storing your family’s beach gear. When moving house, many of us immediately ﬁnd ourselves undertaking home improvement projects, but in the case of Tywardale, early interest means buyers will have a choice of top-end ﬁnishes and speciﬁcations, meaning your dream home will be just the way you want it before you even move in! This home is just moments from Polzeath beach, with the Camel Estuary, Rock and Daymer Bay just a few miles distant. Polzeath beach is a nature reserve, and you can often spot dolphins, puﬃns and a myriad of other coastal birds. It also boasts one of the ﬁnest surf breaks in the UK, ideal whether you’re hoping to hit the waves or looking to enjoy some spectator sport from one of Polzeath’s waterfront restaurants. There’s also easy access to the South West Coast Path, so if you like to lace up your boots and explore, you’ll be well set.
Tywardale has been developed by ARC Developments. Combining a commitment to great design with modern building methods and a meticulous eye for detail, the ARC team ensures that every building they develop is one they can be proud of and perfectly designed for modern living.
GUIDE PRICE: £1,500,000
JOHN BRAY AND PARTNERS Pavilion Building, Rock PL27 6JS 01208 862601 firstname.lastname@example.org www.johnbraysales.co.uk
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PROPERTY | ST IVES
St Austell Penzance
CAMARET GARDENS Presenting a perfect opportunity for those over 55 to make 2019 the year for new experiences, new friendships and new-found freedoms.
PRICES FROM: £490,000
BRADLEYS ESTATE AGENTS
Tregenna Hill, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1SE 01736 793300 email@example.com www.bradleys-estate-agents.co.uk
ccupying an enviable position above St Ives, Camaret Gardens presents 14 detached, freehold houses and two bungalows positioned around a central landscaped garden. Not to mention that many of these homes beneﬁt from stunning, far-reaching views over St Ives Bay, and they all feature a private rear garden, garage with additional parking space, plus a high-end range of ﬁxtures, ﬁttings and appliances. Created by Blue Cedar Homes with the needs of ‘rightsizing’ in mind, each home offers spacious accommodation and a ﬂexible internal layout. The team at Blue Cedar Homes has many years of experience in supporting homeowners to rightsize to a hassle-free home and beneﬁts from a depth of knowledge in residential and commercial property. All shared and private gardens are cared for by a visiting Estate Manager, who will also keep an eye on your home should you wish to go away, making these low-maintenance homes a perfect lock-up-and-leave prospect. Camaret Gardens is the ideal gateway to explore the rich entertainments of St Ives as well as Cornwall’s 422 miles of stunning coastline. For those seeking adventure further aﬁeld, St Ives is conveniently positioned for rail services to London and only 40 miles from Newquay Airport. With so many opportunities for travel, culture and relaxation, why not make 2019 the year to step into later life in style?
INFORMATION Stunning location near St Ives New build Detached Beautifully landscaped gardens Garage High-end ﬁxtures and ﬁttings Flexible internal layouts Lock-up and leave prospect Freehold No event fees Estate Manager
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Get the sailing buzz with a Cornish Blue Sailing experience, then invest in your very own British-made vessel from Cornish Crabbers!
ABOVEì Explore secret coves and creeks around Falmouth RIGHTè The stunning interior of a Crabber yacht
e catch up with Cathy Millar from Cornish Crabbers and Cornish Blue Sailing, who tells us about these two fantastic, interconnected Cornish businesses. Based in Mylor near Falmouth, Cornish Blue Sailing offers visitors the chance to experience life on deck on the south Cornish coast’s ﬁne sailing waters. You can simply enjoy a day out on the water, or charter a boat for a short break, and it’s entirely up to you whether you choose to hire a skipper or not (although if you haven’t much sailing experience, it does come highly recommended). Aboard one of the company’s newly built traditional Cornish Crabbers or Shrimpers, you’ll explore secret coves and creeks along the Carrick Roads and Helford estuary, before mooring up at one of the many historic inns and enjoying local seafood while soaking up the waterside views. For a skippered charter, you will plan your itinerary alongside Charter Manager, Mark Stacey, who will ensure you get the very best from your time on board. If required, he will also assist with the itinerary for those chartering ‘bareboat’, that is, without a skipper, showing them the areas best suited to the prevalent weather conditions. Whether you simply wish to relax and soak up the sea views, or literally learn the ropes of sailing, no experience is necessary with Cornish Blue Sailing and with a skippered charter you’ll ﬁnd yourself gently eased into the joys of this much-loved pastime, on a trip that’s tailored to your needs and wishes. When your trip’s over, you may ﬁnd yourself having developed a taste for life at sea. Cornish Blue Sailing is owned by Cornish Crabbers, a fantastic ﬁrm based in Rock on the north coast. Cornish Crabbers is known around the world as the leading builder of traditionally styled sailing yachts and motor launches. With exceptional build quality and unrivalled resale value, a Crabber or Shrimper from Cornish Crabbers is not only a pleasure to sail, but also a sensible investment for anybody looking to spend more time
on the water. If you do decide to buy a new shrimper following your charter, Cornish Crabbers will refund your charter fee in full. You can’t say fairer than that!
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ALL ABOARD! To book your private charter, contact Charter Manager, Mark Stacey, on 07487 510926 or markstacy@cornishcrabbers. co.uk
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Introducing Cornwall’s oldest family run business, Alfred Smith & Son – much more than just a furniture store.
stablished in 1811 and recognised as Cornwall’s oldest family run business, Alfred Smith & Son in Penzance is a modern business with a wonderful heritage. Now in their fourth generation and third century of trading, Alfred Smith & Son continues to grow and just this year, the team excitedly unveiled a brand new showroom in Penzance, in partnership with British bed maker, Rest Assured. Over the years the team have developed a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of furniture retailing, offering expert advice on choosing the right furniture to suit your requirements. This can include anything from sofas and chairs when upgrading your living space, to dining sets, carpets and ﬂooring, soft furnishings and, of course, bedroom furniture, including some of the ﬁnest beds and mattresses on the market. Owner Sue Calvert tells us: “We pride ourselves on our personable customer service. We like to build a rapport with our customers and really look after them, which is why they return time after time.” If you’ve decided that 2019 is the year to upgrade your bed and bedroom furniture then a visit to the beautiful Penzance showroom comes highly recommended, with over 50 beds, mattresses and divans on display from brands including Hypnos, Relyon, Harrison, Somnus and
Simba. What's more, not only can you experience the extensive range of Rest Assured pocket spring mattresses and beds – which are all handcrafted here in the UK – you can also make the most of Alfred Smith & Son's in-store bed and mattress specialists, who will be able to advise on the best product for you. You’ll also beneﬁt from the Rest Assured 60 night comfort trial guarantee, so in the unlikely event that you’re unhappy with your new bed, you can simply return it for something more suitable. In this month’s cover feature we received some top interior design tips to help you transform your house into your dream home. If you’ve decided to update your interior and are looking to enlist the help of a business that holds its roots ﬁrmly in Cornwall, Alfred Smith & Son specialises in supplying quality furniture, carpets and curtains to create a homely environment, so why not pop into the Penzance showroom and see for yourself what Cornwall’s oldest family-run business can do for you?
There's no need to lose sleep over finding a new bed, simply head to Alfred Smith & Son! ê BELOW
The team also stock a wide range of mattresses and bedspreads for immediate delivery
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TRADITION Placing emphasis on environmentally conscious and sustainable living, we catch up with Natural Build owner, Will Richard.
elston based Natural Build is a Cornish construction company that focuses on using natural and traditional methods such as cob and straw bale building, as well as lime plastering and traditional timber frame construction. Will tells us: “We use lime plaster and pointing, as well as other traditional techniques to properly maintain period properties where inappropriate cement renders and pointing will only worsen issues such as damp.” Years of experience in the industry ensure that the Natural Build team always use these products correctly, giving them the necessary time and care. “We are eco-build enthusiasts,” Will continues. “Straw bale construction comes with a tiny carbon footprint, and is incredibly energy eﬃcient when lived in.” In fact, properly constructed, we learn that a straw bale house can achieve around 75% savings on heating costs. “There is enough straw wasted in the UK to build nearly
500,000 three-bed homes each year, and a traditional oak frame can last hundreds of years next to its stick built counterparts!” Will and the team are able to handle the entire project, from conception and planning right the way through to completing the construction work. They can also work on individual aspects of your project, with the ability to tackle more conventional building works, depending on your requirements. So if you’re looking to enlist the help of a Cornish company that shares your passion for eco-friendly living, one that can deliver the traditional look that will blend seamlessly into your home’s natural surroundings, be sure to give Will and the Natural Build team a call.
ë ABOVE A new build using traditional materials é INSET A cob cottage restored by Natural Build
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NEW FOR 2019 We catch up with Tamar Trading and discover exciting upcoming events and its innovative new range.
f you’re a self-confessed cookaholic, you’ll love the live cooking event coming up at Tamar Trading, Bodmin. Taking place on 1st March from 10am until 4pm, the event will give you the opportunity to try before you buy from a range of NEFF appliances. With cooking demonstrations showing how you can rustle up some delicious recipes, you’re sure to be inspired to get even more creative in the kitchen. You’ll see ﬁrst hand appliances such as the Slide and Hide Oven range, which will really change the game for your cooking thanks to unique features that let you cook almost anything you can think of. Not to mention you’ll also get to meet likeminded cooks – all you need to bring is your love of fresh food and passion for getting creative in the kitchen. As well as this exciting event Tamar Trading has also recently introduced The Aria range of innovative worktops to its extensive collection. This unique product combines the striking aesthetics of natural materials with a highly developed engineering process. Aria has been developed to give you a strong alternative to natural and engineered stone,
Tamar Trading's beautiful showroom in Bodmin ç LEFT Sometimes it's the finishing touches that make a big difference
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without compromising on the durability or quality of those materials. Manufactured in two thicknesses, with 12mm and 20mm available, this range can help you transform your kitchen into the living space you’ve always desired. We hear from Showroom Manager, Sally Millergill: “This affordable new range mimics real stone but falls into the laminate price region. It’s an exciting product because it allows us to offer undermount and Belfast sink options to customers who may want the look and feel of real stone, without incurring the higher costs that real stone or composite stone options entail. It can also be cut and ﬁnished easily using normal woodworking tools with a pre-ﬁnished top, meaning that installing it won’t take as long either.” The Aria range adds another dimension to Tamar Trading’s already extensive collection, providing buyers with an alternative to more expensive stone materials, without compromising on ﬁnish. With stone, granite, quartz, wood and now luxurious laminate options, there’s sure to be something to suit all tastes, so make sure to ﬁt in a visit to the Tamar Trading showroom and discover what worktop works best for you.
Whether you’re in the ﬂedgling stages of your project or just need to make some ﬁnishing touches, the team at Tamar Trading are always available to help move your plans forward, ensuring all the time that you receive the best possible advice and the keenest prices. Tamar Trading prides itself on providing a personal service and the team endeavours to really get to know their customers, which enables them to provide outstanding kitchens and bathrooms tailored speciﬁcally to your needs. Specialising in ﬂooring, worktops, laminates, compact, panel products, solid surfaces and wall panelling, Tamar Trading have access to the UK’s largest distributor of decorative surfaces, so you know you’re in safe hands. Don’t take our word for it though, head to the showroom in Bodmin and discover the exciting new range and upcoming events for yourself.
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Achieve your dream kitchen with the help from the dedicated Tamar Trading team ë INSET
Explore different material options to find your perfect match
DISCOVER MORE One of the Slide & Hide Ovens in NEFF’s range even has pyrolytic self-cleaning technology, so you can spend less time cleaning and more time cooking!
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THE MAGIC OF We catch up with Mel Chambers at Alchemy Tiles and discover some of the secrets behind her expert tile inlay techniques.
é ì ABOVE Mel's tiles look great as splashbacks or as feature pieces in bathrooms
fter meeting Mel Chambers at Alchemy Tiles a few years back, we revisit this vast and ancient technique as it takes on a whole new role in her repertoire. Since moving to her new Studio in Mawnan Smith, the space has allowed Mel to develop the technique further and she has gone on to specialise in interior work with kitchens, bathrooms and ﬁreplaces – or just about anywhere that there’s a surface to decorate! With her skillset as a talented draughtswoman she has the ability to create bespoke and unique pieces for any space, shape or home. This includes everything from unique back splashes to exquisitely detailed ﬁreplace surrounds. Mel works closely with each client to establish what kind of images and words resonate and have meaning for them, as well as ensuring it ﬁts with the surrounding décor. The real magic, however, is in the carving, which is all done freehand. Rather than painting the tiles Mel uses the ancient inlay (or ‘encaustic’, as it’s technically known) technique, each piece is carved free hand into the wet clay before being ﬁlled in with coloured slip (running clay with oxides and stains added). Not to mention that all the colours are her own unique recipes, which she has developed over her career, continuously bringing new colour ranges out each year.
Once the inlaid clay has dried, the top layer is scraped back, revealing the design underneath. After a long drying process the tiles are then glazed with a clear crackle glaze and ﬁred raw (only once) very slowly. When all the tiles are removed from the kiln, a stain is washed over the tile to highlight the unique crackle effect of the glaze. The whole process can take from four to eight weeks depending on the design and because the colour is actually ﬁred earth, embedded into the tile, the colours will never fade or lose their vibrancy. Indeed, archaeologists are still uncovering ancient ﬂoors today that are thousands of years old and still as beautiful as the day they were laid. What makes these creations so special is that because of the way they are made, using raw organic materials, no design can ever be replicated – making each piece a bespoke unique creation, held eternally in earth and time.
The Studio, Goldmartin Garage, Sampys Hill, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5EW 07768 193848 www.alchemytiles.com
DISCOVER MORE Mel’s work has gone from strength to strength and is now in homes across the globe, even as far as America and Australia.
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n a i h t i Gw Make the most of Gwithianâ€™s stunning expanse of golden sands before the summer holidays begin.
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withian, with its sweeping sands and rolling dog-friendly dunes, is a real hit during the school holidays – but can often be overlooked in the spring and early summer months – a time when Cornwall's at its ﬁnest. Looking out over St Ives bay, facing west, this part of the Cornish coastline takes full advantage of the Atlantic sunsets. It’s lifeguarded, with local cafés open for business and most importantly, the beaches are so quiet; you can have vast swathes of golden sands all to yourself. The Forever Cornwall team spent many days on the shores of Gwithian before July even arrived last year, marvelling at the delightfully warm temperatures and exploring the dunes. The waters were speckled with surfers, and there were plenty of perfect days to jump in and ﬁnally learn to use a surfboard, with clean and gentle waves. So, why not book an early escape to Gwithian this year and discover Forever Cornwall’s collection of cool beachside boltholes, laid back surf chalets and welcoming family holiday homes? Fill your days with coastal strolls, delicious local delicacies at the nearby Sunset Surf Café and paddling in rockpools with little ones. All Forever Cornwall retreats in Gwithian are just a stroll from the beach, and many are equipped with outside showers for salty hair and sandy toes. If you want to get active, the waters of Gwithian are perfect for getting to grips with boards of all kinds – whether you want to hone your surﬁng skills with a local surf school, try your hand at kite-surﬁng with The Hoxton Special team, or take advantage of calm waters and explore the beach via paddleboard, there’s plenty to do. And with lifeguard cover from May to September, you’ll be in safe hands. Your dog will thank you for holidaying in Gwithian too. Here, as well as the section
of beach that’s dog friendly, there’s also a whopping two-mile stretch where dogs are welcome at any time – or they can chase the scent of rabbits through the rolling dunes. Walk with them up the coastal footpath that takes you around Godrevy Head, passing the octagonal lighthouse that inspired Virginia Woolf, and around to the secret cove where almost all year round you can see as many as a hundred seals lounging on the inaccessible beach below, or bobbing around at sea. As you return, call in at Godrevy Beach Café or The Rock Pool for anything from local gin to a seafood dinner, and enjoy the feeling of lungs ﬁlled with fresh air before heading back to your Forever Cornwall beachside retreat. At this time of year self-catering accommodation is already starting to ﬁll up, particularly in beautiful Gwithian, so if this sounds like your idea of an escape at Easter or in May, then don't leave it too late to book. Choose Surfside, a family friendly four sleeper with jaw-dropping views of Gwithian’s golden sands and turquoise waters, or Rockpools for the larger group, with its chic interiors and dog friendly garden. Gwithian House has a large garden with a brilliant barbeque and full size ping pong table – perfect for a friendly tournament – or escape to The Bolthole which lives up to its name; a cosy two sleeper with gorgeous sea views from the decking. There are several more properties in this stunning location, each with its own unique features and welcoming feel – Forever Cornwall can’t wait to welcome you to Gwithian.
ç MAIN Stunning views from Surfside Beach Chalet é TOP Rockpools Beach House ë TOP LEFT Enjoy light open and airy interiors by the sea é ABOVE The perfect setting for a coastal getaway
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é ì ABOVE Stunning locations just waiting to be explored
f your 2019 New Year’s resolution is to be healthier and shed a few Christmas puddings in the process, then it’s time to explore Cornwall’s spectacular coastal footpaths. Walking for just 30 minutes a day can improve ﬂexibility and strength in your joints, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, boost your immune system, decrease the risk of cancer, reduce anxiety and for any insomniacs out there, it’s also a great way to improve sleep. From Du Maurier to Fleetwood Mac, Cornwall’s walks are treasured by many. And with its 296 miles of coastline, it makes up nearly 50% of the South West Coast Path, meaning there’s always a new walk to discover! So, to kick-start your year of walking, here are some of our favourite walks and cottages to stay in. Popigale Cottage, Helford A beautifully furnished and traditional cottage in Helford village allowing you to enjoy the stunning walks along the Helford river. Here you’ll experience the waterside pubs, sub tropical plants and gardens around the river, and you’ll also ﬁnd Frenchman’s Creek, made famous by Daphne Du Maurier’s novel. Four Winds, Portmellon Located in Portmellon, near the Caerhays Castle and Estate, it provides the perfect base to explore Caerhays. With the sea on your right, the coastal walk from Caerhays
Discover Cornish Horizons' top three holiday homes for those who love to hit the coast paths.
will take you into the National Trust’s Lambsdowden Cove before climbing up into Greeb Point. This walk will take you to Hemmick beach, the perfect spot for a picnic. Then from the Dodman Point summit, you’ll see Fowey, Looe and Rame Head to the east and Nare Head to the west. 1 Seaspell Apartment, Constantine A stunning ﬁve-star apartment in Constantine Bay, with the potential to walk from Constantine to Porthcothan via Treyarnon beach where you’ll enjoy spectacular views and explore the many small coves named after the wine and pepper that was once smuggled there. We hear from Harriet Wills who tells us: “Here at Cornish Horizons we’ve got a property to suit every kind of holiday! Whether you’re looking for a cosy one bedroom apartment or a contemporary seaside house with views to-die-for. Why not book yours today?” To view the full collection visit www.cornishhorizons.co.uk.
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Glas Mor, Mawgan Porth New to Cornish Gems' collection of luxury holiday homes, Glas Mor is perched above Mawgan Porth beach and has been ﬂawlessly transformed with luxury in mind. This coastal home offers four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a relaxed open plan layout of social spaces, all styled by local interior designers who have creatively combined the natural hues of the Cornish coast with a pared back Scandinavian twist. The light and airy interiors are accentuated with high ceilings and modern white ﬁttings, the large sofa in the living room sits in front of a contemporary ﬁreplace and is a beautiful space to relax with a glass of wine after a day spent exploring. The modern kitchen is kitted out with all you could need to create a mouth-watering menu then map out the holiday itinerary at the dining table and catch up on the day’s adventures. And the generous enclosed outside space wraps around the whole house providing the perfect area for large families with children and dogs, or gatherings with friends, whatever the season. Located in a plum position in Mawgan Porth just three minutes from the golden sands and rolling surf, breathe new life into your walking boots as you head along the South West Coast Path or jump in the car and explore the surrounding area including favourites such as: Watergate Bay, Padstow and Rock, Haryln Bay, Newquay and so much more.
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| STAY Piran Cottage, Lamorna It’s fair to say that locations don’t get much better than this! Piran Cottage is an enchanting retreat, overlooking the cove and just moments from the rugged footpath which leads to the nearby ﬁshing village of Mousehole. This fabulous family home overlooks the turquoise sea and dramatic west coast of Cornwall, and is absolutely perfect for taking a step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The accommodation is set out in a reversed level style, designed to make the most of the spectacular coastal views below. Relax in the open-plan dining and sitting room with its own cosy woodburner, and fall asleep downstairs to the sound of the sea in one of the two sumptuous bedrooms. The kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm using the area’s rich local produce – including an electric Aga – and after a day delving into the local area, you can retreat back to the terraced garden and enjoy your supper in one of its numerous seating areas. Set in an enviable location, you can don your walking boots or grab your bucket and spade to create your own story book adventures; Piran Cottage is perfectly placed for pure escapism. What’s more, it’s impossible to tire of the captivating views here, views that will inspire artists, writers and explores alike.
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The View, Marazion As you’d expect from a holiday home with this name, the views from this luxurious and large property are simply stunning. From its position above Marazion you have unparalleled ocean views from the reverse level accommodation over Mount’s Bay and across to the iconic St Michael’s Mount – looking south and west toward the sun as it sets beyond the Penwith peninsula. As you step over the threshold you will be met with a large, bright and airy interior with a spectacular open plan kitchen and living space, complete with comfy sofas and stylish soft furnishings. You have six bedrooms here to accommodate the largest of families, and still have room to spare. The lower ﬂoor boasts an additional living area, which provides the perfect space for teenagers to entertain themselves away from it all, or even for a second family to utilise. The picturesque old town of Marazion, with its tiny shops, beautiful galleries, great pubs and restaurants is just waiting to be explored, and of course Mount’s Bay beckons with its endless stretch of ﬁne white sand and mythical mount. A large, well-kept garden stretches around the house – ideal for al fresco dining after a long day spent exploring the local area. Don’t take our word for it though, make sure to book a stay at The View in Marazion and see for yourself!
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LOCAL TRAVEL We discover the numerous travel options that we benefit from in the south west.
hilst Cornwall sometimes seems cut off from the rest of the country, we actually have fantastic access to travel right here in the south west. Newquay, Exeter and Bristol Airports and Bristol Avonmouth Port are the gateways to hundreds of holiday destinations, and 2019 is a great year for local departures from the south west. Award-winning independent travel agents, Newell's TRAVEL, have cultivated excellent relationships with leading UK tour operators since their humble beginnings in 1962. They now have nine retail oďŹƒces in Cornwall, and two in Devon, and their influence has attracted many tour operators to concentrate their resources in the region. Itâ€™s no longer necessary to make the long car journey to Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester airports to start your holiday abroad as many tour operators now fly out of Cornwall Airport, Newquay. Destinations such as the Italian lakes, Iceland, Alicante in Spain and the Algarve in Portugal are all accessible with direct flights, and the East Coast of the United States is accessible via Dublin. You can even take a fly-cruise from Newquay to the Baltics, which includes a three-night break in Copenhagen with Princess Cruises.
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Not to mention that Premier Holidays run regular flights to the Channel Islands from Exeter and in the spring of 2019 Superbreak continue their programme of Arctic Experience holidays to Iceland. Plus from Bristol Airport you can reach almost any worldwide destination imaginable. So, we’re really not as isolated as we used to be down here in Cornwall. Newell's TRAVEL have worked hard educating the tour operators to make them realise that local departures are a vital element in attracting holidaymakers in the region because after all, we don’t want to spend the first day of our holiday driving to distant airports; we want to hop on a flight and be sipping cocktails by lunchtime! So, having pushed for local departures, tour operators such as Fred. Olsen have now introduced free home-to-port transfers to encourage cruisers to sail from Southampton and similarly, Cruise & Maritime Voyages sailing from Avonmouth have done the same. Titan Travel has also introduced the same home pickup strategy, recognising the importance of the south west market. On a regional level, there are now flights from Newquay to London, Manchester and Scotland, so make sure to consider
a domestic flight before embarking on the long car journey! Thanks to the close working relationship between Newell's TRAVEL and the travel companies, Newell's TRAVEL are able to organise and host their annual Travel Show and attract over 40 leading tour operators time and time again. So, on Sunday 3rd March 2019 between 10.30am and 3.30pm Newell's TRAVEL will hold their 31st annual Travel Show at Truro College, which has first-class facilities, cutting edge technology and free parking. This is the largest travel show of its kind in the south west and the day is packed full of cinema presentations, on-the-day show offers and your chance to chat face to face with the tour operators on all things travel, whether abroad or at home. So, if you’re interested in finding the perfect travel company or want to be inspired to travel in the new year, then make sure to visit the Newell's TRAVEL website for more information.
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We review the all-new Little piece of Cornwall subscription box – bringing the ultimate lifestyle by the sea to you, wherever you are.
ubscription box services have been popular for a number of years now, delivering care packages to subscribers with a multitude of different tastes and interests. Indeed, these boxes can (and do) contain any number of items, from foodie treats and healthy recipes, to health and beauty products, coffee, even wine! And yet, despite this, we’ve yet to ﬁnd a subscription box service that caters to those who love Cornwall. That is, of course, until now. The Little piece of Cornwall monthly subscription box promises to provide just that – your own little piece of the Duchy. Delivered on a monthly basis, the box itself is stylishly understated – snow white with minimal gold foiling. As you lift the lid the excitement continues to build, with bow-tied tissue paper concealing the contents, inviting you to tease apart the ribbon and initiate the big reveal. The packaging is immaculate, but of course that’s only the beginning. Inside you’ll ﬁnd a mixture of items that give this month’s theme a deﬁnite foodie slant. A delicious Get Fruity Bar – free of artiﬁcial bits, completely gluten-free and vegan friendly – makes the perfect addition to tomorrow’s lunchbox, while the Smugglers Brew tea from Cornish Tea
and Coffee pairs beautifully with the Original Cornish Fairings from Furniss Biscuits. There’s also a bag of chilli-ﬂavoured biltong from The Cornish Biltong Company – a delicious, protein packed snack that’s sure to dovetail nicely with your New Year regime. Finally, beneath all of this you’ll ﬁnd a jute bag from The Cornish Jute Bag Company, perfect for enclosing gifts or as a handy tote for taking tasty treats to work. As a ﬁnal touch, each subscription includes a monthly copy of Cornwall Living, Living keeping you abreast of everything you need to know to make the most of Cornwall, whether you live here or are planning a visit. Whether you live here, have Cornish holiday memories that you cherish or plan to retire in Cornwall, the Little piece of Cornwall subscription box offers you a hand-picked selection of treats and products from some of the ﬁnest brands ‘born and bred’ in the Duchy. Put simply, these boxes will allow you to enjoy the ultimate lifestyle by the sea, wherever you are. Whether it’s for you or someone you know that loves Cornwall, subscriptions cost just £119.88 for 12 months, £77 for six months or £41.99 for three months. To ﬁnd out more about how the service works and to subscribe, be sure to head to the Little piece of Cornwall website.
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Each month's box will be packed with an exciting mix of Cornish goodies
A SNEAK PEEK Without giving too much away, the next box will be all about relaxing and unwinding – something to look forward to after a stressful start to 2019!
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Showcasing local artists and art galleries 1. JEREMY SANDERS STUDIO Marazion Rockpools by Jeremy Sanders
Jeremy Sanders is an oil painter working from his studio in Drift. Inspired by the light and colour of the Penwith peninsula, you can watch him at work by appointment and view his work online. THE OLD WORKSHOP, LOWER DRIFT, BURYAS BRIDGE, PENZANCE TR19 6AA www.jeremysanders.co.uk
2. THE CUSTOMS HOUSE GALLERY
‘Fire in the Sky, Porthleven’ by Joe Armstrong Standing on Porthleven’s harbour side, the Customs House Gallery showcases a diverse collection of work by some of Cornwall’s ﬁnest artists. The gallery has just ﬁnalised its schedule of events for 2019 (see website) and is a member of the Own Art scheme. COMMERCIAL ROAD, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9JD 01326 569365 | www.cornwall-art.co.uk
3. ATISHOO GALLERY
Out of the Depths by Margaret Johnson
4. SALT WATER IMAGES
Mousehole Cottages by Thomas Foreman A selection of stunning Cornish landscape photographs by local photographer, Thomas Foreman, taken from in the sea and printed directly onto acrylic glass, turning the dullest of rooms into your very own gallery space. 07773 085427 | www.saltwaterimages.co.uk
Atishoo Gallery has a fantastic selection of original paintings and limited edition prints, alongside handmade crafts and UK made giftware. Atishoo can be found opposite the old Methodist Chapel in Charlestown in a pretty courtyard. The team also offer a bespoke picture framing service. Open from January, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am until 4pm. 71 CHARLESTOWN RD, CHARLESTOWN PL25 3NL 01726 6590 | www.atishoogallery.co.uk
5. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM
Circus Parade, Chapel Street, 1902 by William Colenso Can you imagine an elephant walking through Penzance? William Colenso captured this famous photograph when the circus came to town in 1902. See this image and
more in Penlee House’s current exhibition, ‘Luminaries: Victorian Photographers in West Cornwall’ until 16th March. MORRAB ROAD, PENZANCE TR18 4HE 01736 363625 www.penleehouse.org.uk
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6. SALLY NAPIER JEWELLERY Sea-inspired bracelet by Sally Napier
Dive into the deep blue with this stunning sea-inspired bracelet. Handcrafted using a unique combination of semi-precious stones with natural materials, all sitting together in harmony capturing the reﬂections and colours of the ocean. You can purchase online or contact Sally if you would like to visit her studio to see her work and discuss a commission or repair. PINCH HILL, MARHAMCHURCH EX23 OER 07973 193773 | www.sallynapier.co.uk
7. LITTLE PIECE OF CORNWALL Seascape Collection by Claire Bentley
8. CSCAPE ART
At Cornwall Living we’re all about helping you create memories and live the ultimate lifestyle by the sea, wherever you live. At Little piece of Cornwall, you can subscribe to our magazine, discover the best ways to enjoy your time in Cornwall, or capture a memory from your stay with a beautiful collection of seascape greetings cards or a Cornish print, like the stunning Seascape Collection by Claire Bentley – perfect for all occasions.
‘Men at Work, Cornish Engine House’ 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. THE OLD WORKSHOP, CHARLESTOWN, PL25 3NJ 01726 66639 | www.theoldworkshopcharlestown.co.uk
9. NIKO BROWN GLASS Birds in a Tree by Niko Brown Niko Brown produces uplifting and colourful fused glass artwork from her home studio near Truro. Niko is constantly creating new and exciting designs, inspired by country and coastal living here in Cornwall. Get in touch to discuss having a bespoke piece made just for you. NIKO BROWN GLASS 07878 351379 www.nikobrown.co.uk
10. JO CRUSOE ARTIST
Porthleven Sunset oil & liquid gold on canvas by Jo Crusoe Jo loves to paint Cornwall in all its glorious seasons; the wildlife on land, in the sea and everything in-between. Jo’s seascapes, landscapes and delicately detailed wildlife depictions are created in original oils and acrylic paintings – you can ﬁnd this piece at The Customs House Gallery in Porthleven. A collection of her original works can also be found at The Picture Parlour in Boscastle. JO CRUSOE, UNIT 3 FOUNDRY COURT, WADEBRIDGE PL27 7QN | 07805 314356 | www.mogandcrusoe.com
11. STEVE SLIMM WINTER OPEN STUDIO
Alone Beneath High Cliffs by Steve Slimm As a winter treat, Steve is opening his studio near Praa Sands to the public, by appointment, until the end of February. This small oil on panel, inspired by Cornwall’s
majestic cliffs, is one of hundreds of retrospective and contemporary delights on offer (from £100£10k). Text or ring to arrange your personal visit. THE OLD FACTORY STUDIOS, PRAA SANDS CROSS ROADS, TR20 9RA 07968 979367 www.steveslimm.co.uk
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TO THE PAST Feast your eyes on a collection of rarelybefore seen photos of Victorian Penwith, with Penlee House’s latest exhibition.
new exhibition at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, ‘Luminaries: Victorian Photographers in West Cornwall’ gives visitors the chance to gain an insight into the lives of the local community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries via rare images of west Penwith. Running until 16th March, the exhibition is a chance to showcase some of the Gibson & Sons Archive, which Penlee acquired in 2016. It will also include local professional photographers such as Robert Preston and the Richards Brothers, as well as amateur photographers such as William Colenso and John Branwell, son of the first owner of Penlee House. Penlee House Gallery & Museum Curator, Katie Herbert, tells us: “This is the largest photographic exhibition that we’ve ever staged, with 106 images on display throughout the ground floor galleries. The majority of them come from our extensive collection, ranging predominantly from the 1860s to the 1900s. A large number of these are from the Gibson Archive, which has been painstakingly scanned and researched by members of Penlee’s Photographic Research Group.” Katie continues: “West Cornwall is well known for being an artistic haven, from the Newlyn School artists of the late 19th century right through to the wealth of contemporary artists taking inspiration from the local landscape. We wanted to convey the fact that these early photographers were doing much the same thing – documenting the local community, landscape and the social history of the area. The Gibsons, especially, added an artistic element to the composition of their photographs and even devised an early form of Photoshop by drawing on the glass plates with white highlights of paint!” Luminaries gives a fascinating insight into the social history of west Cornwall during the Victorian era. Katie finishes: “It will be interesting to compare these images of Victorian towns and villages with how they look today and see just how much has – or hasn’t – changed in the past 100 to 150 years.”
The exhibition also features a short film on the Gibson family and is accompanied by a fully illustrated book about the Gibson collection. If you’d like to gain an insight into the history of Penwith and witness for yourself the dawn of the photographic age, be sure to head to Penlee House before 16th March.
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PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 4HE 01736 363625 email@example.com www.penleehouse.org.uk
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Travel the garden and find the natural, mythical and magical creatures that are all made up of two halves. Half and half can be twice as good! Trail £2 including a prize. Please note that Trebah Beach will be closed throughout February whilst essential building works are carried out to improve access from the garden. Open daily from 10am Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth Telephone 01326 252200 Visit www.trebah-garden.co.uk
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G OURMET We catch up with all the latest news from some of our favourite chefs, eateries, hotels and pubs.
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makes a name for itself
A delicious new
Newly refurbished last year, The Red Lion in Blackwater has enjoyed resounding success since reopening. And it’s no wonder! This fantastic and family-friendly free house has fast become known for its warm welcomes and exceptional food, especially thanks to the team’s Sunday roasts. Pizza nights, held every Monday, have also proven popular, perfect after a dreary Monday when the last thing you want to do is cook! Indeed, since reopening, The Red Lion’s menu has done nothing but impress, catering to all tastes and requirements and including a variety of vegan and
Little piece of Cornwall has just unveiled its ﬁrst ever subscription box – delivering a selection of Cornish goodies and allowing subscribers to enjoy a little piece of the ultimate lifestyle by the sea, wherever they are. The ﬁrst box has a deﬁnite foodie slant, with some fantastic products from brands new to Cornwall and some that are centuries old! From Furniss Biscuits’ Original Cornish Fairings and Cornish made Biltong (a protein-rich snack made from Cornish beef), to Cornish tea and gluten free, vegan-friendly Get Fruity Bars, there’s something in this ﬁrst box for everybody. The theme changes monthly too and we hear that for next month, it will be ‘Relaxing and Unwinding’. To read our full review, turn to page 77. For more information visit www.littlepieceofcornwall.co.uk
vegetarian options. Customer favourites include battered catch of the day, pork tenderloin, and homemade curries – available every Thursday. This Valentine’s Day the team are offering two steaks and a bottle of wine for £30, but be quick – this offer is sure to be popular! For more information call 01872 560289 or visit www.facebook.com/ redlionblackwater1
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atmosphere to boot Renowned amongst locals for its amazing food, The Lemon Arms in Mylor feels like a home from home. One customer has even gone as far as to say it’s like sitting in someone’s front room thanks to its welcoming atmosphere and regulars who all take the time to get to know one another. With Cornish delicacies such as fresh Fal bay lobster gracing the menu and mouthwatering specials keeping the menu fresh, we highly recommend a visit if you ﬁnd yourself close to the typically Cornish village of Mylor. Some may say the pub specialises in ﬁsh dishes with staple favourites like paella and seafood tagliatelle occasionally appearing on the menu, but it’s
certainly what one would call an ‘all rounder’ with equally delicious pies, burgers and gammon steaks. For more information call 01326 37366 or visit www.lemonarms.co.uk
Take a journey of flavour at Xen, Truro This family-run noodle bar in the heart of Truro serves a varied selection of traditional Asian dishes, offering fantastic value for money. The menu will take you on a journey across the continent, from the aromatic spices of Thailand and Malaysia to the delicate ﬂavours and textures of Japan. They also have authentic South Korean barbecue grills at selected tables, which delivers a whole new fun way of dining.
Everything is freshly prepared on site and made using fresh Asian produce, with no MSG and no artiﬁcial ﬂavours. The array of colour and taste speaks volumes of the type of food Xen delivers – a positively healthy night out! So if you’re itching to go out for dinner but want to stay true to your New Year regime, why not try Xen Noodle Bar? For more information call 01872 222998 or visit www.xentruro.co.uk
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ollowing an invigorating walk along Mawgan Porth, watching the surf crash onto shore, I headed back up the beach for my own taste of the sea at Catch Seafood Bar and Grill. Located right opposite the beach, Catch is in prime position to enjoy the ocean views and some delicious seafood, because there really is nothing like being right next to the sea when you delve into all it has to offer. Inside, the light and spacious restaurant has wooden ﬂoors, wicker chairs and a blue tiled feature wall adorned with bottles of wine that gives a cosy coastal feel to the dining space. It also welcomes dogs so you don't have to leave your furry friend behind if you're out on a walk and fancy a bite to eat. After scanning over the menu, I could see that this is deﬁnitely the place to go if you’re in the mood for seafood with traditional favourites such as lobster, crab and calamari alongside more adventurous ﬁsh dishes such as a Sri Lankan ﬁsh and seafood curry. Or, if you prefer to take your ﬁll from the grill, there's the classic steak and chips, burgers and even surf and turf, providing the best of both worlds. But as I was only here for a light lunch, I decided on the Catch mussels served in
their signature marinière broth with a nice chunky slice of bread and wilted greens. It was a ﬂavour sensation, only made better when enjoyed alongside a crisp glass of Viognier and a steamy latte. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and I could certainly envision spending a lovely summer afternoon here with friends and family after a day at the beach. However, even dining alone in the depths of winter was a wonderful experience; hearing the distant waves crash and watching people walk along the beach while eating made the time slip away and before I knew it, I’d mopped up the last of my mussels and was ready to leave, satisﬁed and certain I would be returning soon. Don’t take my word for it though, next time you ﬁnd yourself strolling along Mawgan Porth beach make sure to visit Catch and discover the team’s delicious sea inspired menu for yourself.
Catch is open from 9.30am Friday to Sunday between January and March (open Valentine's Day and every day over February half term). Also open every day from 5th April.
Mawgan Porth Beach, between Padstow and Newquay, TR8 4BA 01637 860372 www.catchmawganporthbeach.co.uk
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performance We discover the Regal Theatre’s exciting upcoming events for 2019.
he Regal Theatre, Redruth provides a great venue for shows and performances and the calendar for 2019 is packed full of amazing shows with something to entertain everyone. Situated at the bottom of the high street, it’s in a good location with a bar and restaurant onsite, so you can couple your evening out with drinks and dinner if you really want to make the most of it. Upcoming shows include the Rock for Heroes concert, taking place on 8th March and performed by a live rock band with superb singers; featuring hits from Queen, David Bowie, Status Quo and many more, with a collection for Help For Heroes following the performance so you can give a little back to a big cause. Then on 14th March witness comedian Ardal O’Hanlon perform his acclaimed stand up show: ‘The Showing Off Must Go On.’ More rock and roll follows with Showaddywaddy In Concert Let’s Rock ‘N’ Roll on 15th March. They’ve sold more than 20 million records and have toured the world, so you know you’ll be in for a good night. Then the king of rock is brought back to life during the Elio Pace Presents Elvis Presley show on 19th March. Having enjoyed a hugely successful inaugural tour last year, Elio is touring again in selected theatres all across the UK. Coupled with some insightful and moving anecdotes about Elvis’ life and career, never before will you have seen or heard Elvis’ catalogue presented like this. For something a little different make sure to check out Twist & Shout The Ultimate 60’s Show, taking place on 5th May and featuring an all-star cast from the West End in a musical powerhouse of a show that starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962, through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late sixties. Sing and dance along with the West End cast to the music of The Beatles, Hermans, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Dusty Springﬁeld and many more! So, if you want to make the most of the buzzing calendar of live events taking place at the Regal Theatre this year, then head to the theatre website and book your tickets now, because trust us – it’s worth it.
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DISCOVER MORE Other events include: Beyond the Barricade - 22nd March Psychic Sally : 10th Anniversary Tour - 2nd April Streisand: The Music, The Lady, The Legend - 5th April Back to Bacharach - 24th April Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilbury’s - 27th April
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Duchy Hospital discusses the causes and risks associated with gallstones, as well as the best ways in which to treat them.
fter the traditional Christmas foodie favourites that we all enjoyed perhaps a little too much, some of us could be at risk of forming gallstones. We speak to Mr Michael Clarke, Specialist Consultant Upper GI Surgeon at Duchy Hospital, who explains what gallstones are, what symptoms they cause and how they can be treated. Gallstones are very common, with 10-15% of the population suffering from them. They are hard crystals, often made of cholesterol, that develop inside the gallbladder (a small organ that stores and secretes bile to aid fat digestion). Gallstones can cause attacks of severe upper abdominal pain, often precipitated by fatty food, which can last from minutes to hours. Serious complications can arise if left untreated, including jaundice (yellow discolouration of your eyes and skin), infection and bowel obstruction. Symptoms can also be confused with other medical conditions such as acid reflux, stomach ulcers and even heart attacks. So what are the risk factors for developing gallstones and can you prevent them? According to Mr Clarke, women are more likely to develop gallstones, with the most common risk factors including increasing age, family medical history, obesity and previous weight loss surgery. He continues: “Maintaining a healthy diet and weight are measures that may
reduce the risk of forming gallstones.” Fortunately, even if you do develop gallstones, they are easily detected by performing an ultrasound scan. Treatment is also fairly straight forward. In those people having symptoms or who have experienced a complication relating to the gallstones, surgery is considered the best option. Mr Clarke explains: “Surgery involves removing the whole gallbladder using keyhole surgery. Patients are routinely discharged on the same day and can return to work within two weeks”. There are few other treatment options available. Mr Clarke explains that medication is generally ineffective and only useful in those not fit for surgery or with very small stones. “There is also a high incidence of stones reforming.” Removing the gallbladder eliminates the risk of developing further stones, which is why it’s widely considered to be the best treatment. Life without a gallbladder usually causes no medical problems, with patients able eat a normal diet after surgery.
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MAKE IT A DATE According to research from Standard Life , the vast majority of those aged 45 or over are already dreaming about their retirement.
Source data:  The research was carried out online for Standard Life by Opinium. Sample size was 2,001 adults. The ﬁgures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+). Fieldwork was undertaken in November 2017.
The value of pensions and investments and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.
owever, only 8% have recently checked the retirement date on their pension plans to ensure they’re on track. The research shows that more than half have no clear idea about when they want to retire, and just one in ten have worked out how much income they’ll need when they do. Setting your retirement date on a pension plan matters. Some people will have set this date during their 20s or 30s, and a great deal will have changed since then, including their State Pension age and perhaps their career plans. It may seem like guesswork when you’re younger, but the date you set for retirement on a pension plan matters. It will often dictate how your money is invested and the communications you receive as you approach the date. It’s important to tell your pension company if your planned retirement date changes, or you simply want to take some of your pension without stopping working. Otherwise, you may not receive information and support about your pending retirement at the most helpful times, as they’ll be basing this on your out-of-date plans. De-risking investments Some investment options will start to move your pension savings into lower-risk investments as you get closer to retirement, but if you don’t have the right retirement date on your plan, you could be moving into these investments too early – thus missing out on higher investment returns – or too late, exposing your savings to unnecessary risks. Income for life If you’re planning to buy an annuity at retirement, which will guarantee you an income for the rest of your life, the amount of income you’ll get will depend on the size
of your pot (and annuity rates at that time), your age, your medical history and lifestyle. If you’d rather use your pension savings more ﬂexibly, you can keep your money invested and take it as and when you need. You’re then responsible for making sure your savings last as long as you need them to. Work longer or retire earlier Reviewing your retirement date regularly makes sense, and most modern pension plans enable you to update it whenever you choose. It needn’t be the same as your State Pension age – you may want to work longer or retire earlier – but can’t normally be before age 55. Some people who plan to slow down or retire earlier use money from their private pension savings until they can start claiming State Pension. You just need to inform your pension company of your plans, even if they change in the future. Whatever you want out of retirement, Harris Begley can help you get there. Whether your retirement’s a long way off or just around the corner, having a clear idea of how to achieve your aims is important. To review your situation, contact ﬁnancial advisors Matt Begley or Steve Rusga.
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Rare opportunity to acquire a front line coastal property with huge potential to create your dream home. Ripe 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 Martin. 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
This characterful three bedroom cottage is situated on the very edge of the popular village of St Mabyn. Thought to be built in the early 1800’s, the property 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 1950’s and sits on a large private plot with all the garden and parking to the front. EPC E
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Situated on the outskirts of the idyllic village of St Mawgan is this enchanting two double bedroom detached cottage which dates back over 250 years. This double fronted, cosy and characterful cottage has been extended in later years to now oﬀer sympathetically modernised accommodation with an abundance of appealing original features, low maintenance outside space and oﬀ road parking. EPC F
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This substantial detached four bedroom family home with an engaging character and distinct beach house feel, is situated in a private and elevated position towards the top end of Trevone Bay. From various windows and ﬁrst ﬂoor terrace, the property enjoys far reaching panoramic views of The Quies and Trevose Headland, along the coastline taking in Gulland Island, The Roundhole and Porthmissen Farm. Additionally, there is the aﬀectionately named Boﬀy - a contemporary and well equipped self contained one bedroom retreat complete with its own parking and outside space. This self contained annexe has been successfully holiday let providing a substantial rental income with a 4 star gold award from Visit England but would also accommodate a dependent relative. EPC C
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Listed below are just 6 of the many proven reasons to consider using Rohrs & Rowe in 2019. Following on from our rapid growth over the last two years and our considerable successes in 2018, our ambition for 2019 is to provide our award winning “Million Pound Service” to more clients across Cornwall. Many of our headline grabbing achievements have been in the niche £1M + market and so it can sometimes be perceived that we only market expensive properties. However, we sell many of the county’s more unusual properties, regardless of price and we offer the same level of service to all of our clients.
• £35,000,000 of sales across Cornwall in 2018 - in only our second full year of business • 40% more open market £1M + sales than any other agent covering the entire county of Cornwall • Voted ‘Best Estate Agency in Cornwall’ by the UKPA in only our first full year of business • Highly personal service and renowned attention to detail at every stage - with numerous testimonials to prove • Award winning, bespoke marketing and experts in the most up-to-date techniques – where we lead others follow • Renowned portfolio of highly aspirational properties across all price ranges
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PORTHLEVEN, DETACHED HOUSE WITH PARKING AND ATTACHED NET LOFT – ‘OFFERS OVER’ £300,000 This detached double fronted period house is situated in a sought after location within the ever popular coastal village of Porthleven. The growing village has an excellent variety of restaurants, shops, public houses as well as a doctors surgery, school and post office. The house offers three bedroom accommodation in addition to an attached former net loft, plans for which are due to be submitted by the vendor to create a further two bedrooms and extra living accommodation. Malvern offers fantastic potential and also benefits from parking for three/four vehicles as well as an enclosed rear garden measuring approximately 70’0 in length. Offered for sale with no onward chain, this property is indeed a rare opportunity in Porthleven and is one that is worthy of your earliest appointment to view. EPC – Pending
MULLION, VERSATILE DETACHED PROPERTY WITH SELF CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM ANNEXE - £475,000 Without doubt a detached property with much versatility that will certainly appeal to the discerning purchaser - the main property has three bedrooms with well proportioned living accommodation, plus there is a totally self contained one bedroom annexe that would be ideal for a dependent relative or indeed for investment with a potentially good return as a holiday let. Set in good size mature gardens that are bordered by a stream, the property is located on the outskirts of the much sought after and extremely popular Mullion village with the Mullion Cove harbour is just a short stroll away. Being offered for sale with no onward chain, your earliest appointment to view this versatile property is highly recommended. EPC – E - 46
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GRADE II LISTED FORMER FARMHOUSE WITH TWO RESIDENTIAL COTTAGES Trudgeons is a very attractive period property. Formerly a farmhouse it features a host of original features including exposed beams, slate ﬂag ﬂoors, inglenook ﬁreplaces in the sitting room and dining room, and stripped period pine doors. Ground ﬂoor there is a sitting room, dining room and a kitchen/breakfast room with a gas ﬁred Aga. First ﬂoor are ﬁve bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate shower room. The two cottages are former stone barns and have been converted to a high standard. Swallow Cottage is a two bedroom dwelling, while The Hay Loft has two storeys and also has two bedrooms. Furthermore there is a detached stone barn with potential to create a third residential unit (subject to obtaining any necessary planning consent). Private gardens and ample parking as well as a garage. Overall, it is a wonderful opportunity, ideal for those wanting a character home with good income potential or alternatively for a family with dependent relatives.
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ornish healthcare charity, Cornwall Hospice Care, is reporting a successful extension of its services to support terminally ill patients and their families and carers in the community. Over the past 12 months, the charity has launched two initiatives – Neighbourhood Hubs in Penzance and Wadebridge, and Open Houses in Bude, St Ives, Perranporth, Tintagel and Stenalees. The move was prompted by the changing needs of patients, many of whom want to be cared for at or near their homes. Gina Starnes, the charity’s Engagement Project Manager tells us: “Our two hospices in St Austell and Hayle will always be at the heart of our charity, but they provide acute care for very sick, terminally ill patients. What we wanted to do was extend our specialist care to those who are living with their illnesses and just need information and advice and some therapy support. Our Neighbourhood Hubs and Open Houses have been extremely successful and we’ve already supported an extra 300 patients in the community.” Community Engagement Nurse, Lollie Brewer, continues: “We’ve got so much valuable experience. Our aim is to provide information and peace of mind for patients who don’t need to come into our hospices. We’re also providing support at some GP surgeries, at community gatherings and events, and in the last six months, we’ve had conversations with 215 people who may need our support in the future. We’re also working with our charity shops and will soon be running focus groups to see how we can better support those with learning disabilities, the traveller communities and the homeless.” Paul Brinsley is the Chief Executive of Cornwall Hospice Care: “I’m delighted with the success of this extension to our care services in, and for, Cornwall. We know there’s a growing demand and our plan is to develop these initiatives, opening more where appropriate.”
This fantastic charity actively encourages patients to provide feedback. One patient who attended a recent Neighbourhood Hub session said: “I never thought I could access a high quality service like this so close to my house, and you’re not expected to pay anything. It’s unbelievable and I am so grateful.” Another commented: “My mood changes every time I come to the Hub. I feel listened to and important. I’m really lucky to have been given this opportunity.”
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