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rom potters to painters, jewellers to printmakers, Cornwall is a hub of artistic talent and this month we’re very excited to bring you a preview of the fabulous Open Studios Cornwall 2019. Artists across the Duchy will be throwing open the doors of their studios from 25th May to 2nd June and, from page 22, our guest editor, Jilly Easterby meets with one such artist, Ella Carty, who takes inspiration for her vibrant paintings from Cornwall’s vivid combination of colours and textures. We also look forward to one of Cornwall’s premier events, the Royal Cornwall Show, taking place from 6th until 8th June. Read more about some of this year’s exhibitors in our special supplement from page 109. As ever, the team here at Cornwall Living have been busy collating the very best in interior inspiration, finding the perfect properties and visiting some stunning places to stay, so all you need do is sit back, relax and read all about Cornwall’s finest. Until next month...

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Gorgeous cocker spaniel, Lily, making the most of a walk at Bedruthan Steps. This beach on the north coast is dog friendly all year round, perfect for those with furry friends who want to make the most of the coast together!

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Cornwalls premiere furnishers open their second interior design store to complement their main Hayle showrooms. Showcasing everything from Europe’s finest furniture, handmade Indian carpets and sumptuous French curtain fabrics to homeware accessories and gifts. Iroka Wadebridge is the ultimate home lifestyle store for any lover of high-end interior design.

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A weekend of flavour in St Ives St Ives Food and Drink Festival, supported by Carbis Bay Holidays, will take place on Porthminster beach from 6pm on 10th until 12th May. The location is a stunner, with events taking place right on the sand, with the sea and the town of St Ives as a beautiful backdrop. Daytime content is mostly free and includes top chefs demonstrating mouth-watering dishes in the Chef’s Theatre, as well as lots of music, art and family fun. Visitors can also enjoy plenty of street food, shopping and tasting in the artisan local producers’ market. At night, there are ticketed music events on the Lighthouse Stage, presented by Harbour Hotels and featuring BBC Radio 6

Music favourites, Daytoner Live as well as Cornwall’s own amazing Queen tribute band, The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys. For more information visit www.stivesfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

Introducing Constance River Cruises Gweek Classic Boatyard is delighted to announce the launch of Constance River Cruises. Constance is a 50ft Victorian launch offering catered cruises on the Helford river. Cruise packages include either lunch, afternoon tea, drinks with canapés or dinner, with a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival and a well-stocked bar on board. Catering is provided by renowned chef Mark Devonshire with a focus on fresh, local produce. Cruises last around two and a half hours and take in the picturesque Helford river and Frenchman’s Creek, with the option to visit Tremayne Quay and have a swim or do some mackerel fishing. Constance is

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Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth All ages and abilities are warmly invited to Push the Boat Out Day at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club on Saturday 11th May between 11am and 5pm. Families and children are most welcome, and anyone can just pop along and see if the C C oats their boat Have a go at dinghy sailing. Lifejackets and ualified instructors are all on hand and on the day you can enjoy trips around the harbour. The RNLI will be in attendance, giving anyone who needs one a free life jacket check. What’s more, visitors can discover the fabulous

waterside club house and bar, chat with club members and get the lowdown on the club’s facilities, including its free launch service to get you out to your boat, the RYA courses that are on offer, exciting weekly races, free weekly social sailing, plus a fun year-round social programme. It’s a great place to make friends and get out on the water, and the best part is there’s no need to own a boat to be a member, so why not pop along and give sailing a go? For more information call 01326 312126 or visit www.royalcornwallyachtclub.org

Idyllic country stays at Tremaine Green Situated between Looe and Polperro on Cornwall’s stunning south coast, Tremaine Green Self-Catering Holiday Cottages provide you with the chance to experience a tranquil country escape just minutes from the coast. Comprising of 12 period cottages set in a private hamlet, there’s a cottage to suit families of all sizes. The team can even accommodate larger family gatherings spread between two or more of the properties. The award-winning grounds promote a peaceful atmosphere, with friendly miniature ponies and pygmy goats grazing in paddocks and a tennis court, games room and outdoor play area to utilise as well. Ideally located to explore everything that Cornwall has to offer, with The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of eligan and fishing villages like ooe and Polperro all within easy reach, make sure to book your cottage now for an idyllic holiday by the coast. For more information call 01503 220333 or visit www.tremaine-green.co.uk

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News & views Choose independence with Bluebird Care Have you ever wondered how to cope if you want a little support while recovering from an operation or illness in the comfort of your home? Live-in companionship care is a lifestyle choice for many who love their independence and welcome a little expert companionship at home to help them get back on their feet. In fact, it’s been found that those receiving the right support and encouragement immediately after an operation often have better outcomes and make a quicker recovery. Bluebird Care are the local care provider in Cornwall, rated ‘Overall Outstanding’ by CQC, who offer fully trained live-in care professionals for discrete companionship at home, to aid recovery, support independence and bring peace of mind for you, your friends and family. Companions have their own bedroom and allow you

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Bi-fold doors have been loved since as far back as Roman times. Today, they can be used externally or as internal room dividers, and made from a variety of materials. Most are glazed with wood, aluminium or uPVC frames and sashes. At Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories, the team has a exible range of bi fold doors that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but that have also been designed for performance. eing more thermally e cient than most others, they promise to keep your home warmer and your bills lower! Where glazed, these doors are made to receive highperformance 28mm double glazing, manufactured to conform to British standards, with toughened glass carrying the BS ‘kitemark’.

After providing interior services in Cornwall for 30 years, the Cotton Mills have taken the huge jump and built their own interiors showroom. Working with award-winning architect, Nigel Stock from Kerrison-Stock Architecture, they have created an inspiring building and showroom with its double height space and generous natural light. As their business has grown, Cotton Mills is able to offer more services to their clientele such as furniture and lighting, in addition to their enormous range of interior fabrics, carpets, upholstery, shutters, wallpapers, cushions and design services, and all of it can be installed by their own dedicated team.

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Kernow Fires unveils new and improved showroom

Kernow Fires are celebrating the opening of their extensive new Everhot Kitchen Showroom on Trenant Industrial Estate in Wadebridge on Saturday 4th May. A must-see for anyone thinking about updating their cooker, replacing a kitchen or upgrading their range cooker. The showroom comprises of five handmade kitchens from local company Broad & Turner, a large range of Everhot cookers and doors in every colour enamel. Enjoy a glass of prosecco as you wander around and peruse the new ranges, listen in on demonstrations and discover the delights of outdoor cooking with the Morso team. Representatives from Everhot and Broad & Turner will be leading the demonstrations alongside the Kernow Fires staff so you can discover the ins and

outs of kitchen design and the kind of appliances that you could install. As well as kitchens, both Kernow Metals and Broad & Turner are creators of bespoke furniture for your home, which will also be displayed in the showroom. From handcrafted kitchens to feature walls and staircases, they’ve got the design ideas and the skills to help you create your dream home. And if you have any building plans drawn up, bring them along to ensure you get as much detail as possible on the day! Outdoor cooking is a major part of living in Cornwall. From garden barbeques to beach fires, it’s a highlight of the year for many of us, including Kernow Fires, which is why they’ve curated a large range of outdoor cooking systems for you to discover. During the showroom opening make sure to look out for the outdoor demonstrations and enjoy some tasty delights with the Morso representative in the outdoor dining area. For more information call 01208 812527 or visit www.kernowfires.co.uk

Selling your home? Time to declutter! You’re going to have to pack up your life and move at some stage anyway, so why not get organised super early? The other upside is that it’ll allow potential buyers to easily imagine their own possessions in your property. Here are some of the ‘best practices’, as recommended by My Place in Cornwall. Find a home for every item, for instance, shoes on a shoe rack. Next, place and organise, don’t throw and forget. A potential buyer may open a drawer or a cupboard and the last thing you want is for stuff to fall out everywhere! Finally, assess how important your possessions are – if you haven’t thought about it or used it for over 12 months, do you need to keep it? For more great tips and advice on making your home market ready, get in touch with My Place in Cornwall. For more information call 01208 813874 or visit www.myplaceincornwall.co.uk

What do you need for a break away? Secluded coves, coast path walks, and rural beauty close to the fishing village of Mevagissey – so come to Bodrugan and stay in a comfy ensuite wooden cabin with views of 40 miles of coastline and an indoor heated swimming pool. Watch the stars and snuggle up by the firepit.

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Discover local artist Joe Armstrong

Situated overlooking the harbour in Porthleven, The Customs House Gallery displays a stunning selection of local artwork. Make sure to visit this May to discover Joe Armstrong’s inspiring collection of oil paintings, capturing Cornish scenes in a colourful array of semi-abstract pieces that will make a statement in any home. With an exhibition running from Friday 10th May until Thursday 16th May, Joe will be painting in the gallery on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th May, using oil paints directly from the tube and providing you with the opportunity to see concept become creation, to watch Cornish scenes come to life on canvas. There will also be a private viewing on Saturday 11th May

from 2pm until 4pm where all are welcome, allowing you to peruse the collection at your leisure and find out more about Joe’s techniques and style. For more information call 01326 569365 or visit www.cornwall-art.co.uk

Bodmin Jail announces Charity of the Year Cornish healthcare charity, Cornwall Hospice Care, has been chosen as Bodmin Jail’s Charity of the Year! The 12-month corporate project will run until the end of March 2020, helping to raise the vital funds needed to provide specialist care to terminally ill patients across Cornwall. The charity’s Head of Fundraising, Oli Hoare, tells us: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by Bodmin Jail, a superb attraction based in the heart of the county we serve. We strive to offer new and different events to our supporters and Bodmin Jail provides us with a unique venue. In June this year, for instance, we will host our Murder Mystery Evening!” Martin Lyall, Bodmin Jail’s General Manager, says: “We’re very pleased to have chosen Cornwall Hospice Care. We look forward to working together to raise

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Designed and planted more than 200 years ago in the wealthy mining heart of Cornwall, the estate gardens at Trevince are now open Friday to Sunday for you to discover and be part of the new story. Within this historic location, you’ll find a haven for plant lovers and curious souls, a place to walk in the footsteps of the past and to imagine the future. Discover the 18th century walled garden, the pond garden and shrubbery and explore the wilderness walk that takes you along the far edges of the estate grounds and woodlands. Take a seat in the Cart Shed café after your stroll through the gardens and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity with a slice of cake or some delicious homemade goodies.

Cornish school For more information call visit www.trevince.co.uk @trevinceestate

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from Kernow Springs Building on an outstanding reputation within the UK events and festivals scene, Kernow Springs have quickly become the south west’s leading supplier of traditional wood fired hot tubs and off grid’ outdoor spas. Their beautiful garden creations look stunning in the natural environment and, as well as being powered by burning wood, they are completely plastic free, making them 100% natural and 100% sustainable! wood fired hot tub can boost your rental profile and greatly increase out of season interest. Since adding two of Kernow Springs’ Japanese ‘Ofuro’ tubs to their Shepherd Huts, Free Range Escapes have been booked up every single weekend – even in January! They tell us: “Our customers simply love a hot wooden tub on a cold winter’s evening!”

engages pupils in creative ways From teaching classes in the great outdoors - to offering performing arts as well as horse-riding - Polwhele House School explores novel ways to enrich pupils’ educational experience. Headmaster Chris Curl - who took on the role in September - explains: ‘We have so much space in our beautiful grounds, that we are able to take pupils out of the classroom and teach them in imaginative ways - which keeps them engaged. It also gives us the opportunity to extend what pupils learn and reach out further than the National Curriculum. We are small enough as a school that we are able to offer each pupil plenty of time with their teachers.”

f you’d like to boost your rental profile, be sure to visit the Kernow Springs showroom at Trevisker Garden Centre in Padstow.

With 16 years’ experience in the role of Headmaster - in addition to becoming involved with the exi boarding Chris is refreshing the curriculum and timetabling himself to teach Current Affairs. He says: “We have the chance to complement our excellent track record with a greater variety of learning experiences including an understanding of what is happening in the wider world.”

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News & views Relax in beautiful surroundings at

Rosevine Hotel

Situated on the stunning Roseland peninsula, renowned as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Rosevine Hotel provides a truly mesmerising base from which to explore this captivating corner of Cornwall. The boutique apart-hotel boasts spacious apartment rooms for family, friends and couples to enjoy alongside the hotel’s facilities, which include an indoor heated pool and a restaurant with magnificent views onto the manicured lawns. There are 15 elegant self-contained apartments, studios and even a four bedroom self-catering house available for your stay. Why not choose a sea view room and wake up to the call of the ocean? Enjoy a coffee with your loved ones on the balcony and plan the day’s adventures – it doesn’t get much better than that.

For more information call 01872 580206 or visit www.rosevine.co.uk

earning its keep?

Kernow Queen

With the start of a new tax year and the holiday season fast approaching, now’s a good time for you to consider offering your property as a holiday let. When you let your main residence, in whole or part, the first , of income is tax free. Just imagine what you could do, or where you could go, with that!

takes retail online There’s now an exciting new online store for Cornish maker, Jane Marks, who specialises in handmade cushions and lamp shades. Kernow Queen’s beginnings go back to Jane hand making the soft furnishings for her holiday barns near St Ives, some 20 years ago. She wanted her properties to stand out, especially in a competitive market, resulting in unique, comfortable accommodation for her guests’ enjoyment. Jane expanded her passion in textiles and began to trade in 2016, exhibiting cushions and lampshades at local fairs and Cornish home shows to make people aware of the Kernow Queen brand. Cornish retail stores also now stock Kernow Queen products, which form a

Is your home

The range of online listing platforms such as HomeAway, Airbnb and Booking.com means it’s never been easier for your property to contribute towards its running costs. And, if you’re short on time or don’t have the know-how to do it yourself, the friendly, expert team at List Assisters can help. wide range for all tastes and even include a French limited edition! For more information visit www.kernowqueen.co.uk or Kernow Queen

List Assisters’ recently-launched service is pay as you go, so rather than handing over a hefty commission, you only pay for the tasks you need them to do! For more information call 03333 207 357 or visit www.listassisters.com

Make the most of your summer with the help of the White Woods team When it comes to the administration side of your business, it’s often an essential, but not always favourite, task. Too often, businesses and their owners can become bogged down by administrative tasks when they should be spending more time either focusing on the ‘bigger picture’ or indeed enjoying some quality time away from the business with family and friends. ince White Woods launched in pril , clients have seen new customers and improved growth just by delegating to this expert team. Offering virtual assistant services, as well as


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Bedding and patio season underway at Trevena Cross othing signifies spring at revena Cross like the inaugural journey of bedding and patio plants from nursery to garden centre. After weeks of growing in huge nursery tunnels, the first of thousands of bedding and patio packs begin to make the journey to the garden centre. It’s a lovely time of year with explosions of colour, one where the possibilities for planting in pots, troughs, beds and borders really open up. Often thought of as only ‘short term plantings’, Trevena Cross owner, Graham, contradicts such beliefs about bedding and patio plants. He tells us: “The best thing about them, particularly our huge range of patio-4 packs, is that they offer colour for such a long period of time; from spring right the way through to Christmas, sometimes longer. When you consider that your average shrub or perennial may only give you up to eight weeks of colour each year, at 77.5p a plant, these patio plants really are a great investment.” As well as ensuring good drainage holes in your container, Graham advises: “Use good

compost – we recommend Humax or Sylvagrow. Add a little slow release fertiliser and keep well-watered for a wonderful owering display all year long. To keep up with demand without relying on external suppliers, unlike many other garden centres, Trevena Cross has invested in a large transplanter machine, a compost mixer, as well as training for a dedicated nursery team, producing in-house the many thousands of bedding and patio packs that customers take home each spring. For more information call 01736 763880 or visit www.trevenacross.co.uk

What’s on in Penzance this season Overlooking the majestic sweep of Mount’s Bay and the iconic island of St Michael’s mount, Penzance is a year-round hub of activity, with weekly and monthly markets displaying some of Cornwall’s finest produce and wares, as well as an annual line up of events and festivals. Penzance Charter Market takes place on the last Saturday of the month at Marketplace from 9.30am until 1.30pm, with Penzance Farmers Market every Friday at St John’s Hall from 9am until 12.30pm. There’s also Penzance Country Market, every Thursday from 8.30am until 12.30pm, also at St John’s Hall. Exciting upcoming events and celebrations taking place between 21st and 30th June this year include: Mazey Day, Quay Day Fair and Golowan Festival, providing you with the chance to immerse yourself in the culture of one of Cornwall’s historic harbour towns. For more information visit www.lovepenzance.co.uk


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In today’s world, time with family is becoming an ever more valuable commodity, with work, education, multi-screen living and social media all clamouring for our attention. So, if you want to take some time out of your hectic schedule and spend more time with your family, then make sure to check out Kernow Adventure Park (KAP). We hear from owner Alex Sly who tells us: “The aim has always been to make our beautiful little corner of Cornwall as inclusive as possible. We started out with wakeboarding which, although some people view as an extreme sport, has seen clients take part from 6 to 84 years old (so far!)”

Since then, KAP has created a place that can cater for the whole family, a place that can build your confidence in and around the water, in a safe and enjoyable environment alongside the comfort of an inside space and café. It’s the perfect introduction to watersports; whether you’re a novice or a seasoned water worshipper. Thanks to its sheltered location, it doesn’t have to contend with ocean elements and includes an in atable park, wakeboarding and stand up paddle boarding – providing experiences that the whole family can get stuck into and that won’t be forgotten in a hurry! For more information email info@ kernowadventurepark.com or visit www.kernowadventurepark.com

Family run by a creative team, Wadebridge itchens specialises in fitting kitchens, bedrooms and studies, with years of experience. With so much choice in the showroom, it’s easy to mix door styles, colours and textures for a unique design that makes the most of the space available and makes your kitchen the heart of the household. Your new kitchen should look great on the outside, but it’s what goes on behind the scenes that really makes a difference. Pull-out bins for rubbish and recycling help keep things tidy, deep drawers with dividers provide extra storage space and clever internal designs including innovative corner solutions make a tricky layout easy, achieving the ultimate use of space and design. Wadebridge Kitchens pride themselves on attention to detail, installing quality furniture throughout your home. Providing in-house computer design and a full installation service, they promise to create your dream kitchen, bedroom or home o ce. For more information call 01208 813231 or visit www.wadebridgekitchens.co.uk

A floor of British greats Alfords Flooring has recently acquired the entire range of Axminster Carpets, a superior brand that provides both original and modern patterns in a range of styles that will look great in any home. Chosen for its fantastic quality and range of finishes including lains, erbers and Loops – Axminster Carpets are made and designed in Britain and feature alongside a selection of other British greats in the Alford Flooring showroom. Based in

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THE COLOUR AND THE SHAPE Cornish colours, shapes and visual memories translate into vibrant contemporary art at this year’s Open Studios Cornwall. WORDS BY



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ABOVE Ella captures the contrast of colour and texture


ome 291 artists, designers and makers from Lamorna to Launceston; St Buryan to Bude are preparing to throw open their studio doors and share their practice in this, the 15th year of Open Studios Cornwall. Between Saturday 25th May and Sunday 2nd June, sculptors, textile artists and botanical illustrators; printmakers, potters and painters will welcome visitors to refurbished fish cellars and converted cow sheds; Reading Rooms and Sunday Schools, shepherd’s huts and medieval manors to experience one of the UK’s most evocative art trails. “Whether creating work that responds to Cornwall – the interplay between shadow and sunlight; the textures of the tideline; the scars of its industrial past; the elemental power of the natural world – or to the transience of life and the potency of memory, the county’s creatives are ready to greet you,” explains Open Studios Cornwall Project Manager, Karen Raymond. Ella Carty is one such participant whose work responds to the colours and shapes of

Cornwall as well as remembrances past. “Whether it is a seascape, a garden or a boatyard, it is the shapes, the colours and the feeling they evoke that are transcribed and applied to the canvas in two-dimensional form,” explains Ella. “The vivid, luminous seaweed found on the Isles of Scilly, and the contrast of colours and textures to be found within the boatyards of Falmouth, Penryn and Gweek are an omnipresent source of inspiration for me, whether it is the shadow that a net casts on the side of a fishing boat, or the particular hue of a faded buoy.” This was not always the case, however. When love lured me to Cornwall five years ago, I had never lived by the sea before and seascapes wowed me,” Ella adds. “In fact, I painted seascapes all the time. Then I visited the ‘Late Turner – Painting Set Free’ exhibition at The Tate and his painterly, rich, semi abstracts with their sumptuous colour and deft handling of the paint stopped me in my tracks because they were so incredible and could never be beaten. This experience made me take a U-turn and try something else.”


MAIN Harbour #2, acrylic ink on canvas, now available as a giclée print in A1, A2 and A3

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ABOVE Ella's 'Jungle Garden'

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BELOW Be sure to visit Ella during this year's Open Studios Cornwall

Ella was from a creative family – her sister is an illustrator, her mother is a talented seamstress; her grandmother and uncle are painters. She had been drawn to vibrant colours from a very young age, playing with the brightly decorated Masai Mara beads that her family had brought home from Nairobi upon their return to the UK when Ella was two. In her artist’s statement, Ella talks about ‘liquid pools of cobalt blue stubbed out by crimson or layers of spectre grey’ and her obsession with the ‘smeariness’ and smell of paint. Describing a recent visit to Nice, “the azure sky is etched on my mind: the geometric strips of azure blue above the buildings when you take a moment to look up from the narrow streets.” “As you go through your formal training at art college you cherry-pick elements from the work of other artists who inspire you – Patrick Heron, Howard Hodgkin, Matisse.” says Ella. “I constantly refer back to the skills I learned there, whether considering the principles of colour theory or the discipline of life drawing.” Photography had also played a part in Ella’s upbringing and this has clearly in uenced her creative process. “When my Dad got a job as a teacher in

Nairobi and moved out there with my Mum in the 1970s, he used a Canon camera to shoot black and white film so we have some fantastic slide shows about Kenya and the most beautiful collection of imagery,” Ella explains. “When I moved to Cornwall, I was given an old SLR camera and started taking lots of photographs to help me memorise what I saw. I used them as a reference point so that I could remember the intensity of a particular blue, for example. Sometimes, my partner encourages me to paint a photograph because it is so good but copying an image is never enough for me. I have to work from visual memory. I have to put the photographs away.” For Ella, it is all about the looking and the absorbing of things. About observation, sensitivity and felt experience. “Then some sort of magic happens,” she adds. “The red might change how the blue looks. You go into battle and have a conversation with the artwork as you are painting it. Things feed into your psyche without you realising it. Something that has been visually striking, that I have noticed and remembered, can suddenly appear in a painting, unconsciously. It is the surprise of the final outcome that excites me. Visit Ella during Open Studios Cornwall in Studio W21 in the Main Building at Krowji, Redruth. Ella’s work is also available to purchase at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ EllaCarty

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Artists' Profiles

Some of the many artists featured at this year’s Open Studios:

Paul Ryan Mixed Media/Printmaking – Falmouth On walks along the Penryn River, Paul collects the marine panels he finds. dding to the natural marks on their surfaces with printed imagery and collage, he applies his knowledge of Modernist art to transform found objects into contemporary works. paulryanart.com

Jill Goodman

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Painting - Launceston Jill’s abstract and landscape paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolour are inspired by the colours and moods of Bodmin Moor, the Lynher Valley and the Cornish coast. Her roots lie deep in the Bodmin landscape, which Jill knows especially well. jillgoodman.co.uk

Evelyn Binns

Carolle Blackwell Ceramics and Printmaking – St Buryan, Penzance Through her interest in Egyptian artefacts connected to ancient burial customs, Carolle discovered the 6th century Japanese ceramics called ‘Haniwa’. She now creates them for protection and good fortune from local stoneware clay. Whilst they evoke an ancient past, they are modern in their simplicity. carolleblackwellartist.com

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Susi Gutiérrez Digital Media/Mixed Media – St Ives A former journalist, writer and archaeologist from Peru, usi moved to Cambridge to study fine art at nglia uskin. er paintings, videos and prints often re ect her attempt to build bridges with a different territory and language. he likens the process to digging trying to find treasures and clues through shapes and colours. susi.gutierrez@ymail.com

on 01209 313200. Alternatively, you can bookmark openstudioscornwall.co.uk on your mobile phone and navigate the studios with the help of Google Maps. Each venue is clearly indicated by an orange ‘O’ so watch out for them as you travel around. The guide is divided into north, east, mid and west Cornwall. Within each section, artists are listed geographically then alphabetically.

You can either plan to visit a certain location and look up artists who are exhibiting in that area or select an artist to visit and discover who else is in their neighbourhood.


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Botanical Illustration/Painting – Constantine Combining strict botanical accuracy, life-like representation and attractive composition – and inspired by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) who rose from obscurity to become painter of roses for Marie-Antoinette at Versailles – Evelyn’s work has been commissioned by members of our Royal Family including HRH The Prince of Wales. evelynbinns.com

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Meet the artists Discover some of the fantastic artists on the Lizard taking part in this year’s Open Studios.


‚SUE TEMPLEMAN Mullion in May

After studying art, Sue forged a career working at the BBC, where she stayed for 30 years. She kept painting, however, and is now lucky enough to live in an old coastguard cottage overlooking Mullion Cove, where she loves welcoming visitors during Open Studios. 4 COASTGUARD COTTAGES, MULLION COVE, HELSTON TR12 7EP 01326 241792 www.suetempleman.com


Landscape October Mary Taylor takes the elements of the landscape and, by a process of deconstructing and reassembling, she retains the structure in an abstracted form by means of line and colour, without losing all recognition.


Lizard Lighthouse, Across Housel Bay Janet paints contemporary landscape and still life pieces in watercolour and mixed media. Frequently painted on location capturing the colour and drama of the Cornish coast and landscape, Janet’s paintings, prints and cards are all available at her studio, which is open all year by appointment. Commissions are welcome, and see Janet’s website for information about her watercolour workshops. TEHIDI, MULLION COVE, MULLION TR12 7EP 01326 241492 www.janetjudge.com

HIGHER TREVILGAN, GWEEK, HELSTON TR12 6BJ 07740 365589 www.marytaylorart.co.uk


Cyclonic Southwesterly Contemporary land and seascape artist and black and white fine art photographer, Simon Jewell, captures the untamed and ethereal beauty of the Lizard peninsula. Small to large scale artworks are available at Simon and Rebecca Jewells’ studio, which is open all year by appointment. JEWELL ARTS, TARA, LANGWEATH LANE, MAWGAN, HELSTON TR12 6AX 01326 221836 www.jewellarts.co.uk


CAROLYN THOMPSON Blue Rocks at Poltesco

Carolyn is a painter and printmaker living and working on the Lizard. Carolyn’s work is currently concerned with land and seascapes in the local environment, while previous work has been inspired by working trips to Greece, Cuba, Morocco and Newfoundland, Canada. TREWOON STUDIO, ST MARTIN TR12 6DT 01326 231618 www.carolyn-thompson.com

Rebecca Jewell creates contemporary botanical paintings, focusing on light and shade and sometimes forming compositions using glass bottles to complement nature’s natural beauty. Original artworks in all sizes (up to one metre) are available, as well as prints and cards, at Rebecca and Simon Jewell’s studio, which is open all year by appointment. JEWELL ARTS, TARA, LANGWEATH LANE, MAWGAN, HELSTON TR12 6AX 01326 221836 www.jewellarts.co.uk


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WEST PILL A charming cottage set above the historic and tranquil Pill Creek.

INFORMATION Peaceful creekside location Grade II listed Original features Three bedrooms Beautiful gardens Includes ownership of the foreshore and moorings Direct water access 1,301 sq ft


est Pill Cottages are thought to date back to the mid-to-late 18th century, built for shipwrights and formerly part of the Trelissick Estate (now National Trust owned). Pill Creek was used as a safe haven for boats during storms and opposite the cottage you’ll find the original th century uays used to export minerals. oday, the creek re ects its historic past attracting those seeking peace and tran uillity in a stunning waterside location. The property itself is a beautiful Grade II listed mid-terraced cottage, completely refurbished in 1997, set in an idyllic position above the peaceful waters of Pill Creek. A pathway leads through the pictures ue garden to the entrance porch, and there are two reception rooms either side of the hallway, both enjoying stunning creek views. The charming sitting room has a wood burner with slate hearth and surround thought to date back to the late Georgian era. The traditional dining room leads through to the recently fitted shaker style kitchen with a centrally placed AGA as a focal point, and the sun terrace can be accessed from the kitchen via steps leading from the rear patio. All principal rooms enjoy superb creek views and much of the accommodation retains many of the original features. The elevated west facing sun deck to the rear of the property creates a perfect place for sundowners and to enjoy the surrounding countryside. Arguably the biggest draw for this property is its close proximity to the water, with a privately owned foreshore accessed via the public footpath and at low tide a small beach is revealed which is perfect for keeping a tender or for working on boat repairs.


GUIDE PRICE: £650,000


73 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2PN 01872 243200 truro@savills.com www.savills.co.uk


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This characterful cottage overlooking Falmouth harbour represents an opportunity to make the very most of the south coast.


his charming and spacious three double bedroom Georgian village house enjoys a wonderful location in the heart of the picturesque coastal village of Flushing, enjoying wide, spanning views from the rear terraced gardens across Falmouth harbour, especially from the cleverly tiered south-facing gardens! The current owners have run Ocean Blue as a lucrative holiday let for the past four years. ndeed, arranged over three oors and having been immaculately refurbished, including a new roof and full electrical rewire in 2014, it makes for an outstanding investment opportunity. But it would also make a superb family home, well served by the local area and the wider amenities of the south coast. The three bedrooms are comfortable to the last touch and the master even has an en-suite bathroom! Downstairs,


the light and bright living space enjoys a brick feature fireplace with slate hearth, which adds both character and warmth, particularly during the winter months. Through to the kitchen with its lovely terracotta tiled oors and beech tongue and groove ceiling, you’ll find it fully fitted with everything you’re likely to need, including space for a fridge/freezer and ample room for dining table. This is a superb opportunity for anybody looking to buy into the Falmouth area, one that needs seeing in person to fully appreciate. It’s fair to say that it won’t be on the market for long, so be sure to contact arding and Wakefield and see it for yourself!

INFORMATION Three bedroom Georgian home Master en suite Beautifully presented Favoured village location Tiered gardens with water views Successful holiday let

GUIDE PRICE: £375,000


16 High Street, Falmouth TR11 2AB 01326 450020 enquiries@hardingwakefield.com www.hardingwakefield.com


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KEIRO VEOR A contemporary and spacious home, minutes from the highly sought after village of Rock.


his breathtaking farmhouse-style home was designed by renowned architect Roderick James in partnership with Carpenter Oak. Completed in , it re ects both traditional values and modern building design. The impressive exposed wooden beams are a major feature throughout the house, bringing the comforting tones of nature inside and creating a warm atmosphere filled with life. You access the house via a long private drive that opens up to 15 acres of beautiful grounds with Keiro Veor at the heart, the land includes well-kept gardens, a tranquil pond, a lovingly created walled vegetable garden and paddocks, as well as stables fitted with tack and feed rooms that you can use for your own horses, or which have the potential to rent for additional income.


GUIDE PRICE: £2,350,000

JOHN BRAY AND PARTNERS Pavilion Building, Rock PL27 6JS 01208 862601 sales@johnbray.co.uk www.johnbraysales.co.uk

As you wander into the home you’re met with a stunning open-plan kitchen and dining room, which are ooded with light thanks to large windows and double doors that lead onto the front terrace. The terrace also features a modern barbeque, perfect for entertaining during those lazy summer days. The open-plan kitchen and dining area then extends into the sitting room with a doublesided fireplace that fills the entire ground oor with warmth. Upstairs there are four good-sized bedrooms and an impressive master suite with a mezzanine dressing room and walk-in wardrobe. Finished with meticulous attention to detail and delivering the perfect blend of comfort and class, this charming country haven provides an incredible opportunity for those who love the countryside as well as being just minutes from the adventures of Cornwall’s renowned north coast.

INFORMATION Contemporary farmhouse style home 15 acres of private grounds Master suite with dressing room, walk in wardrobe, en suite and balcony Four further bedrooms, two en suite Further family bathroom Far reaching countryside views Double carport and two garages Large storage shed and stables


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NANSOUGH MILL This detached period home boasts approximately 3.5 acres of beautiful gardens, offering a true taste of life in the country.

INFORMATION Detached period home Four en-suite double bedrooms Sitting room with wood burner Laundry room Study Large, modern live-in kitchen Approximately 3.5 acre grounds Detached garage Stables Additional land, available by separate negotiation EPC D


ituated in a delightful rural location, just over a mile from Ladock village and within easy reach of Truro and all the conveniences on offer there, Nansough Mill is wonderfully presented, with large light rooms enjoying views over the private grounds. The property has been extended substantially at the rear, creating a superb live-in kitchen, while each of the four double bedrooms enjoys its own en-suite bathroom. The master also has a stunning balcony, accessed via bi-fold doors, as well as high ceilings with exposed green oak roof trusses and solid oak ooring. Outside, a detached garage provides sheltered parking and ample storage for your tools and gardening equipment. There are also stables, which would be perfect for equine enthusiasts, along with additional land off the back of the property, available by separate negotiation. The fabulous enclosed gardens are ideal for gardeners, children and pets and provide plenty of space for hobby farming. To fully appreciate the space, charm and character on offer here, not to mention to incredible location, a viewing comes strongly recommended. To arrange, simply call the team at Philip Martin and discover Nansough Mill for yourself.


PRICE: ÂŁ895,000


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COLOUR YOUR Inject some life into your home this spring with Rozen Furniture.

ABOVE Rozen have decades of experience building stunning bespoke kitchens


t’s a warm spring day and your thoughts turn to lazy barbeques, long weekends and entertaining friends. As the kitchen is the heart of the home, a lot of time is spent here preparing delicious food and chatting with your guests, so why not give your kitchen a boost this spring? New units or even a different layout could completely transform the feel of your home with minimal upheaval. Or, simply choose a different colour scheme to lift the atmosphere and tone with minimal effort. Whether you want to incorporate colour in the materials used in kitchen construction, the decoration or even accessories; it doesn’t take much to inject some life into the social epicentre of your home. And when it comes to kitchen design, the team at Rozen Furniture are on hand to provide their expert advice. To explore the possibilities, make sure to visit the Rozen kitchen studio in Ruan inor, where you will find an excellent

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ABOVE Explore the possibilities of colour at Rozen's kitchen showroom ABOVE ash of colour can really in ect life into your kitchen

it a great material for kitchens. When it comes to your cabinet doors, they can be made using natural wood, wood veneers, or a painted finish. o en use a range of Italian veneers that come in subtle, natural shades and deeper tints for a richer finish. Veneers are also very useful if your kitchen has curves and they can be used on walls and oors too, making it a very malleable product to work with. Rozen have decades of experience building bespoke kitchens, and the dedicated team are happy to help and advise you on the materials available by appointment. Their designers can make the process as easy as possible by drawing up plans and visuals for you to consider and once you’ve come to a final decision, they have the skill and expertise to create you a beautiful kitchen, incorporating all those special finishing touches to really make it come alive, ready for all those delectable spring feasts and lazy summer barbeques.

When it comes to kitchen design, the team at Rozen Furniture are on hand to provide their expert advice

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We catch up with the team at sister businesses, Patio Furniture and Rustic House, to see what they can do for you and your home space.

MAIN Stunning teak furniture for your garden


pecialist online retailers of stylish and timeless teak garden furniture, Patio Furniture is a Cornish run family business with more than 25 years’ experience in outdoor furniture retail. Emily Hawken, who runs the business alongside her father Graham, tells us: “We operate a little differently from a lot of traditional garden furniture retailers. Rather than only selling a limited range of ‘sets’, we source an enormous range of teak garden furniture including tables, chairs, loungers and more, all of which can be mixed and matched to create unique combinations bespoke to your own requirements.” Whether you need a single chair, or are looking to completely renovate your garden in time for summer, the friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to guide and advise you. Why not head to the website and shop online? Alternatively, drop into the showroom in Par and see the whole range on display. You can also take advantage of the team’s in-store only discounts! All furniture is held in stock, ready for immediate dispatch, and their made-tomeasure garden cushions and parasols are available in a wide variety of traditional and

contemporary colours. Made from beautiful teak hardwood, all their furniture pieces are handmade using traditional joinery techni ues with a fine sanded finish. he team are on hand with expert advice on how best to care for and maintain your teak garden furniture, to ensure it will last for many years to come. While you’re there, you’ll also find atio Furniture’s sister company, Rustic House.


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ABOVE Make a Rustic House piece the centre of your living space INSET Part of Rustic House's continually evolving range of furniture

“We have had an exciting year of new projects,” Emily tells us, “including bespoke commissions, home staging and furnishing beautiful holiday properties, with lots more in store for the year ahead as we collaborate with our suppliers on new designs exclusive to Rustic House.” Regular readers of Cornwall Living may well remember the Cider Barn from issue 81, a modern barn conversion that, with the help of Rustic House, effortlessly blends contemporary chic with a distinct rustic feel. Other projects include an impressive home staging project in north Cornwall, where the property’s final buyer liked some of the furniture so much that they purchased it along with the property! Emily and co. have also been commissioned to produce a number of one-off bespoke pieces for clients in search of something unique, from a single slab of live-edge suar wood to be made into a breakfast bar, to variations on their existing range. hey ve also been commissioned with some completely new ideas! Back to the showroom and Emily explains that the range of furniture and home accessories on offer at Rustic House is continually evolving, as the team works with

customer feedback to develop new products to their own specifications. specially popular among their customers are their beautiful teak root and live edge dining tables, which are just the ticket for adding a bespoke ‘wow’ factor to your home. And that’s not all; you’ll also find a range of loose covered sofas, which are proving to be a stylish and practical choice for those hoping to add rental appeal to their holiday homes. hese are also held in stock, ready for immediate delivery. Importing directly from only a handful of suppliers who understand the brands’ style and aesthetic; if you’ve been thinking of updating your outside space, or are hoping to add a statement piece to your family home or holiday rental, it’s fair to say that a piece from Patio Furniture and Rustic House will be the envy of your guests.

TOP The Cider Barn utilises beautiful outdoor pieces from Patio Furniture ABOVE Luxury self-catering for large groups


Patio Furniture Site, Par Moor Road, Par PL24 2SQ 01726 817567 www.rustichouse.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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INTO ACTION Discover the indulgence of owning your very own hot tub this spring with SPYRYS.


ABOVE Make the most of your outside space INSET Designed to complement your home BELOW Enjoy your spa in all weathers

pring is always an exciting time, as the days get longer, and the weather starts improving we all look forward to summer with renewed energy and many of us start planning improvements or new projects in our gardens to make the most of our outdoor space. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with an under-used area of your garden – maybe you have a dull corner that doesn’t get any sun and doesn’t seem to grow any shrubs or owers then why not fill that space with a hot tub or swim spa? Allowing you to make the most of the outdoors no matter what the weather. The team at SPYRYS Spas and Hot Tubs are on hand to help you with friendly advice and expert knowledge to help you find, install and maintain your dream hot tub. They also have various options for you to cover your hot tub including umbrellas, a wooden gazebo or even an automated gazebo cover for complete ease of use. SPYRYS has been busy over the winter visiting trading shows and potential new suppliers and are excited to announce the introduction of a brand new range of hot tubs to Cornwall. Superior Spas are built in the USA to an extremely high standard and provide the opportunity of affordable luxury for all. “We’re really pleased with our new supplier,” company owner, Brian tells us, “as their

models complement our existing ranges: Arctic Spas and Vita Spas, and include a selection of smaller hot tubs for those with limited space.” Not to mention the colour choices blend well with Cornish slate, stone and granite, offering a fresh contemporary look. If you’re interested in investing in your very own hot tub then make sure to visit the SPYRYS team at their indoor showroom in Wadebridge, where you’ll be sure to receive a warm welcome and have the opportunity to see the spas first hand. With extensive knowledge and a reliable, award-winning after sales service, purchasing a hot tub has never been easier, so take the plunge now and start making the most of the great outdoors this spring?

SPYRYS SPAS AND HOT TUBS U nit 5, Dunveth Business Park, Wadebridge PL27 7FE 01208 813760 enq uiries@spyrys.co.uk www.spyrys.co.uk

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Make the most of uninterrupted views with the help of Vantage Balustrades.


e are blessed with spectacular coastal and country vistas at every turn in Cornwall, prompting more and more residential and holiday let owners to make the most of their views with features such as balconies, verandas and decks. In order to enhance a property’s connection with the outdoors in this way, there is an increasing focus on how people can maximise their view and avoid awkward posts or rails. This is where the relatively new innovation of frameless balustrade systems comes in, allowing you to appreciate uninterrupted views from the comfort of your sofa, deck chair or dining table. Vantage Balustrades, a frameless balustrade company based in mid Cornwall offers a made-to-measure system to suit your bespoke project – including Juliet balconies, verandas, decks, staircases, even around swimming pools. Using a sleek, engineered aluminium channel system, it’s possible to achieve a seamless look that maximises light and views, without the need for posts, rails or clamps. The channel can be powder coated with any colour to suit your scheme and is fixed to the base with bolts holding glass panels that are secured in place with plastic wedges. Sometimes customers are apprehensive about how safe this is, for example with young children leaning on the glass but the system is extremely durable; conforming to building regulations in a hardy design that’s just as reliable as posts or rails. Steve Burton, engineer and Managing Director of Vantage Balustrades is the brains behind this innovative new system: “My aim was to achieve a high end finish with easy installation,” Steve tells us. To this end, the company recently launched Solus, an exciting new design that can be easily installed by homeowners or your builder. “We can also recommend experienced local installers,” explains Steve. Vantage Balustrades is a small, local and friendly company with a vast knowledge of the industry. The team are at the end of the phone or email to offer design and technical advice from the word ‘go’ and love helping customers bring their projects to life.

f you want to find out more and talk about your ideas with the Vantage Balustrades team in person, then make sure to visit the Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show where the company will be present for the second year running.

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n o s a e s e of t h Discover the latest trends for your home with Retallack Kitchens.


ABOVE Deep blues, pristine whites and wooden tones are in this season

hen it comes to making improvements to your home, spring couldn’t be a better time to start. It’s a season that signifies new beginnings, with sunnier spells and longer days giving us renewed energy to tackle tasks that may have been put on the backburner up until now. If you’ve got your eye on your kitchen and want to give it a refresh in time for summer then here’s some inspiration to kick-start your design ideas. etallack itchens owners, David and Jo, explain: “This season sees a return to high gloss dark blue and white colours for doors, or a more natural textured wood effect. he dark blue draws to mind days spent by the sea with the contrast of white offsetting the colour and creating a vibrant atmosphere. A trend for combining both colour and wood effect has also begun to emerge to create a fusion between the traditional and modern, meaning that this effect can be used in any style of property without compromising on the integrity of the building itself. personally find the on trend colour of dark blue and white highly amusing as this is what my mum had installed in her kitchen nearly years ago. o tells us, her forward thinking and interest in design must have rubbed off on me even at a young age – I’ll leave you to work out how old am

Whether you live in a large or small property, storage is always an integral part of design. rawers over the last few years have become more popular and are now being incorporated into every conceivable cupboard around the kitchen. “Hidden drawers, drawers around sinks, internal drawers as well as pan drawers are now very much the norm in every kitchen we design and install, explains avid. With innovative ways to make the most of your space available, you can expect to achieve a vibrant and seamless design with etallack itchens, so make sure to head to the showroom in ostwithiel and be inspired by the latest trends and designs ready to revamp your kitchen and inject some life into your home this spring.


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r e v o e k the ma Are you looking to create a low-maintenance, visually beautiful social space in your garden? Then you need look no further than a patio transformation from Cornwall’s resin experts, Oltco.


s the days grow longer, summer beckons and our gardens are awakening after the winter months, now is the ideal time to turn your thoughts to a garden makeover. Perhaps you have an area of garden that has become unruly and you’re not sure what best to do with it. Or, you want to spend more time in your garden relaxing than you do attending to its maintenance. Either way, a resin bound patio could be just the solution you are looking for. So, what exactly is resin bound? It’s a very clever coating that combines a blend of natural stone with a clear, UV-stable polyurethane resin. The two elements are combined in a force-action mix process to create a hardwearing and super lowmaintenance surface. As it’s porous and hand finished, you won’t suffer from any pooling or puddles and it’s also non-slip. The resulting surface is easily cleaned with a power hose or a sweep of a brush will sort out most debris. And the good news…resin bound naturally resists weeds giving you a super-smooth patio on which to relax and soak up some summer sun with a glass of something cold to hand.

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surface that required less maintenance to the existing area, creating a seamless driveway and patio. As there was no other access to the property the whole job had to be completed in one day. r annel told us he finished driveway has resulted in numerous compliments from visitors and the work has undoubtedly transformed the external appearance of the property.” e added that ltco provided us with a solution that would meet our requirements and from the initial point of contact through to the aftercare, the team has always been there to answer our questions. The team were very friendly and carried out the work in an effective and e cient manner. We are extremely thankful for all of their hard work and we would recommend Oltco to anyone looking for a resin bound driveway." Oltco's team of highly-skilled installers complete driveways by hand with the attention to detail of true craftsmen. Not only does a resin bound surface offer versatility, low maintenance and a great aesthetic it’s also a very affordable option which, combined with ltco’s year guarantee, means you can give your garden a stunning makeover that is going to last for many years to come.


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When it comes to the design and colour of a resin bound surface then the only limitation is your imagination. You don’t have to have straight lines – unless of course you want them! Your patio can follow organic curves and with a choice of aggregate colours you can use more than one, creating your own unique blend, even incorporating circles, patterns or writing within the surface Oltco offers a dual colour palette of either natural or contemporary gravels, both re ecting their Cornish roots, offering unique ready-mixed blends or, if you’re feeling adventurous, they can help you select your very own combination. Oltco suggests complementing your resin patio by planting some pretty owering bulbs such as sweet peas or lilys. This can be done in either a small border or pots, take very little care, and will offer a splash of spring and summer colour year on year. There is very little prep that needs to be done in order to lay a resin bound surface as it has the benefit of being able to be laid over the top of many existing surfaces. It’s not only weed resistant, but also dispels oil and can withstand both pedestrian and vehicular tra c. any customers across Cornwall have opted from both a resin bound drive as well as a patio. But don’t just take our word for it. We spoke to ltco customer, r annel, whose driveway and patio in Truro was transformed by the team. The brief was to provide an even

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YOUR HOME? Speak to the experts at Collingtons, Helston, and discover how they can help ensure your home improvements stand the test of time.


pecialists in the supply and fitting of double gla ing and u C doors, windows and conservatories, all the u C products that Collingtons works with are rated, providing you with greater thermal e ciency and noise reduction. What’s more, their doors are steel reinforced, supplied with multi point locking mechanisms, thus drastically improving safety and security. ur doors can be made in different styles with a range of patterned and or feature glass, explains company owner, Colin. hey can be fitted to open inwards or outwards and are available with low thresholds for convenience and ease of access. We also supply a range of u C windows, Colin continues, from casement windows, to rench openers and sliding sash windows. ll of them offer exibility for installation, ensuring suitability for a range of property types. ndeed, the sliding sash windows closely replicate the look of traditional timber sliding sash windows, whilst incorporating the energy e ciency and other benefits of u C, making them perfect for those hoping to update a period home. s Colin tells us With this range of windows we aim to give our customers the benefits of highly advanced materials and safety locking mechanisms combined with a timeless, classic window style. o how else can you benefit from u C? erhaps you’ve been thinking about extending your living space. f so, whether it’s to add value or make more room for a growing family, u C conservatory frames share the same structural and e ciency features as Collingtons’ doors and windows. What’s more, all frames are available in a wide range of colours, including a wood grain effect. he wood grain is a foil that covers the frame, giving the u C and authentic wooden look and feel, giving you a sense of the traditional without sacrificing on uality, e ciency and, crucially, home security. Colin finishes ur u C products are only as good as the hardware and fittings that they are supplied with. We offer a range of colours and styles for the handles, letterboxes and hinges, including marine grade options for properties that are exposed to the sea air. We also have a team of experienced fitters who carry out

installations to the utmost standards and, as a company, we take great pride in our work, which is why all of our products are supplied with a ten year guarantee o if you’ve been thinking of upgrading your tired doors or windows, or would like to extend your living space with a conservatory, why not consult the experts at Collingtons in elston and discover the many benefits of u C?

TOP You'd never know it was uPVC! ABOVE Replacing your doors or windows? Seek the help of the Collingtons experts


16 Water-Ma-Trout, Helston TR13 0LW 01326 572599 www.collingtons.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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Where beauty



Discover this beautiful new collection from the master jewellers at Michael Spiers.


ometimes a tradition does not tell the whole story. Thus, here in the south west, we have long divided gems into precious and unusual types. And yet, these categories do not do justice to the larger group, which is characterised by staggering variety and beauty. The unusual gems group, which includes pink or green tourmaline, tanzanite and aquamarine, covers well over 100 types of stone, each with their own allure and associations. There is so much to discover, so why not start here, with a gorgeous collection from Michael Spiers?

Green Tourmaline and Diamond Ring


This enchanting green tourmaline cluster ring is surrounded with brilliant cut diamonds, crafted in 18 carat white gold.

Aquamarine and Diamond Ring


Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Ring


Big, bright and colourful, this triple cluster ring is a great standout piece. With a gradient cut yellow sapphire taking centre stage, this ring is also surrounded by diamonds. The beautiful ring is set in a mixture of 18 carat white and yellow gold. Green Sapphire and Diamond Ring


The sapphire is a beautiful, sparkling and durable gem, ideal for daily wear. Contrary to popular belief, sapphires are not only available in a blue colour and this exquisite, rare green sapphire is a fine example. Displayed in the centre of this triple cluster ring with baguette cut diamonds anked either side, surrounded by brilliant cut diamonds.

Strikingly beautiful, this sensational ring is a bold and distinctive alternative to a classic diamond ring. Effortlessly fusing classic, vintageinspired design with a modern edge, this beautiful ring features an emerald cut aquamarine which is surrounded by a halo of sparkling brilliant cut diamonds, set on a polished 18 carat white gold band.

This beautiful collection needs seeing to be fully appreciated, so if you’re looking for that next piece to add to your collection, be it for everyday wear or special occasions, be sure to pop into Michael Spiers Truro during your day spent exploring Cornwall’s cathedral city.


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A MATCH MADE IN…CORNWALL Kernow Fires team up with Broad and Turner to launch their new Everhot kitchen showroom Grand Opening: 4th May 10am – 4pm What’s happening?

The largest Everhot Cooker Showroom in the South West is opening its doors and celebrating with cookery demonstrations, offers on Everhot cookers, a glass of fizz and much much more…


10am Doors open for the best bargains on wood and gas fires. 10.30am Meet and greet for the Everhot Demo. Enjoy a glass of prosecco and take a wander round our extensive showroom 11am – 12 noon Formal Everhot Demo for those wishing to purchase an Everhot with special offers available.


11am – 4pm Outdoor cookery demonstration begins and will continue throughout the day. 12pm – 4pm Informal Everhot demonstration throughout the rest of the day. Pop along and find out why Everhot cookers are transforming the range cooker market.

Kernow Fires Celebrate with us

Join us on May 4th and find out more about what your local businesses can offer you. With so much under one roof, Kernow Fires is the place to visit if you are planning any changes to your home.

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Meet Kernow Fires

Kernow Fires is well known for its wood burners and gas fires. Owned and managed by Simon Breckon (above left) the company is constantly looking for ways to improve its service. This includes sourcing the best woodburners and gas fires that Europe has to offer as well as designing and making feature walls and furniture with the help of Kernow Metals, their sister business.

Meet Broad and Turner

Charlie Turner (above right) leads a team of outstanding joiners providing a bespoke service that design and manufacture a wide variety of projects on commission. They are dedicated to finding the solution that works for their customer and create made to measure kitchens, libraries, furniture, tables or even a tree house.

Meet the expert

Design your dream

Our designers are here to help you create the perfect fireplace, kitchen or bespoke furniture. Bring your plans with you or give us a call to book a time with one of our experts. Don’t worry if you miss our big open day, you can book an appointment anytime, or simply pop into our showroom and have a chat with one of our friendly team.

Get Ready for Summer

Love the outside? Discover the world of outdoor cooking and dining with Morso demonstrations from 11am. You might even decide to commission a table to go next to the new Morso or just a new bench to enjoy the long summer evenings from Broad and Turner!

Clean Air Act and Woodburners

Due to incorrect press reports there is currently a lot of If you have questions about Everhot cookers, kitchen confusion about wood burners. Find out all you want design, wood burners, bespoke furniture, gas fires, to know about how the new regulations will effect your BBQ’s or outdoor cooking systems, we have an expert current woodburner, which woodburners to choose if to help you. Book an appointment or drop in and see us. you are updating or installing a new one and make the most of having the experts on your doorstep!


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With Cornwall’s staycation market only set to grow, we ask George at Cornish Traditional Cottages for his top holiday home tips.


nce your property is ‘out there’, George explains: “enquiries should start to come in. Although not all of them will result in a booking, you should treat them all as potential guests. This means responding professionally and promptly. Always aim for a maximum of a few hours, same day if you can. Go that extra mile by offering extra information, or try to accommodate people by suggesting alternative arrangements if your property can’t cater for them on their chosen dates.” The next key moment is when your guests arrive. “You may like to organise a personal meet-and-greet. This gives you the chance to get to know them, introduce them to your holiday home and answer any questions in person. If this isn’t practical or desirable, make sure you’ve provided clear instructions to make the arrival process as simple as possible.” Next, it’s time to get their feedback. “This is crucial. You could keep a guestbook in a clearly visible place and add a note to the front cover asking guests to write their comments. Afterwards, type them out and include them in an email to your guest, asking for permission to use it on your website and/ or marketing material.” As much as you’d love to read glowing comments from start to finish, the reality is that reviews rarely rave all the time, so it’s important to know how to respond. “Check

regularly for new reviews and respond as soon as you can. Always respond to a review, no matter how glowing (or otherwise) it is, and always start by thanking the reviewer.” He also recommends keeping the reply concise, while addressing all points. “Negative comments should be taken with a pinch of salt,” stresses George. “Remember, this isn’t about you; it’s about a holiday home. Give yourself a day before replying to negative reviews, to stop feeling angry or hurt, and use the feedback to your advantage. Amend faults and improve on shortcomings so that future guests benefit, then let them know what you’ve done.” Cornish Traditional Cottages have a deep wealth of knowledge when it comes to making holiday home rentals a success, so if you’re just starting out or are looking for advice to improve, why not give George and the team a call?

ABOVE Capitalise on Cornwall’s growing staycation market

CORNISH TRADITIONAL COTTAGES 01208 893980 property@corncott.com www.corncott.com

Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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Pick the perfect backdrop for your holiday.

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Have you ever thought about offering your space for holidays or short stays? The ‘Rent a Room’ scheme allows you to earn up to £7,500 tax free! If a lack of time or knowhow is stopping you - we can help. Contact us for help with tasks such as: listing creation on your chosen platforms calendar management pricing guidance answering property questions guest communication encouraging reviews and much more…

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NOW’S THE TIME! Looking for a holiday home in Cornwall? We may have the answer! Introducing St Ives Holiday Village, from John Fowler Holidays.


estled amongst 100 acres of woodland just outside of St Ives, at John Fowler St Ives Holiday Village, you’ll find that the rural peace and quiet on offer here lends itself perfectly to utter relaxation, while the location means you’re perfectly set for discovering nearby t ves and ayle, as well as further afield to the delights of west Penwith and beyond! Family run and owned for the last 65 years with lettings at its heart, John Fowler’s ethos has always been to create holiday parks in stunning locations so that visitors have a lovely place to stay and use as a base to explore their surroundings. Catching up with John Fowler Holidays’ Group Sales Manager, Mark Johnson, we learn that the St Ives park is currently undergoing a multi-million pound investment. “This has seen us take away a section of old chalets each year and replace them with brand new lodges, with the last phase being completed early this year.” With so much having been invested in the park, and with St Ives only gaining in popularity as more and more Brits look to home soil for their annual holiday (particularly after last summer!), these lodges enjoy consistent occupancy, making the final phase of lodges an excellent investment opportunity. Indeed, as Mark

puts it: “Demand is always strong. We only have a limited number available for sale, and these will be the last available at this site!” “This was a lovely park, even without the new investment! Anyone purchasing with a view to sub-letting should know that St Ives lets particularly well, thanks to its fantastic location. As an owner, you’ll have the option to retain full usage, sub-let enough weeks to cover your site fees, or sub-let the majority of weeks, which can go some way to recouping part of your investment.” How you manage your lodge is versatile too, whether you decide to do it yourself, let the John Fowler team take care of it for you, or a bit of both. This means that your dream of owning a Cornish holiday home could be closer to reality than you think! So if you’ve been on the lookout for a holiday home investment, in a prime location to enjoy one of Cornwall’s most highly-coveted destinations and therefore with excellent sub-letting opportunities, a trip to see John Fowler Holiday Parks’ St Ives Holiday Village comes highly recommended!

ABOVE St Ives Holiday Village lends itself perfectly to utter relaxation


St Ives Holiday V illage, Lelant, St Ives TR26 3HX 01736 759240 www.johnfowlerholidays.comy Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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Beautiful stays in Porthleven, Padstow, St Ives, Port Isaac and St Issey

Customs House Loft, Porthleven his delightful first oor apartment can be found on orthleven’s harbourside, housed in a rade listed building that dates back to the s. he village is a fantastic base from which to explore the local area, if you can pull yourself away from its excellent selection of restaurants and caf s that is. here’s a sandy beach here too and excellent crabbing can be had from the harbour wall. he small doorway up to the apartment belies what hides behind and as you wind your way up the stairs you’ll soon find out why. he apartment, which sleeps four, is bright, spacious and has been carefully decorated with marine inspired tones to complement the coastal location. he two bedrooms, both with en suites, offer an oasis of calm with the addition of White Company towels and bedding and an tlantic blanket carefully folded at the end of each bed. he living dining area is vast with a triptych of windows that frame the view out onto the harbour. t’s all about the detail here with two comfortable chairs perfectly placed in front of the middle window, which you can open up on a summer’s evening to en oy the view while sipping a glass of something cold. inoculars are provided for dolphin spotting in summer and storm watching in winter, and your four legged friend the property is dog friendly gets their very own basket of blankets. ou’ll also be greeted on arrival with a freshly baked cream tea, courtesy of your charming host ouise. olidays don’t come much better than this

01326 569365 www.thecustomshouseloft.co.uk


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| STAY Trevean, Padstow ituated in the popular seaside town of adstow, renowned for its bu ing foodie scene, beautiful beaches and estuary views, revean provides holidaymakers with the chance to explore this stunning corner of Cornwall in style. he upstairs balcony en oys panoramic views stretching from the mouth of the Camel stuary, across to ock and round to the ron ridge. aking it the perfect spot to en oy your morning coffee while you plan the day’s adventures or unwind with a glass of something cold as you watch the sun descend. revean is ideally located within easy walking distance of the many shops, restaurants and outdoor pursuits that adstow has to offer, with its own private parking you can simply leave the car and go. ust a stone’s throw from the Camel rail where you can en oy miles of unobstructed cycling along the disused railway track and within walking distance of ick tein’s Cookery chool, where you can learn how to cook up a storm using the freshest local ingredients. he open plan kitchen diner and conservatory leads out into the sheltered garden and patio, which provides the ultimate space for summer barbe ues and entertaining amongst friends. ndoors you’ll find three fabulously made up bedrooms accommodating up to six guests and two bathrooms, plus revean is pet friendly so no one has to be left behind. he spacious rooms, gorgeous garden and estuary views combined make this property the ideal base for your holiday, so make sure to book your stay soon before someone else snaps it up

01841 533 331 www.cornishhorizons.co.uk

1 Harbour House, St Ives panning the ground oor of a period conversion right on t ves harbour front, this beautifully finished apartment virtually spills out onto arbour beach and, from the living areas, you can sit back and simply admire the stunning ocean views. he accommodation sleeps four, comprising two sumptuous double bedrooms, with one en oying its own en suite and the other being served by the well appointed and modern family bathroom. he living space is ooded with light, particularly during the summer, which brings out the best in the cool coastal d cor. ut it’s not ust the utmost in holiday home luxury that’s on offer here. ndeed, t ves has become one of Cornwall’s most popular and prestigious tourist destinations, its cobbled streets home to a superb array of galleries, restaurants and independent bouti ues, and its coastline and famed uality of light attracting artists from around the globe. appy guests have described the apartment as very comfortable , praising its first class facilities, beautiful decoration and superb location. o if you’ve been on the lookout for the perfect retreat in this most sought after of Cornish coastal towns, be sure to head to the spects olidays website and check it out for yourself

01736 754242 www.aspects-holidays.co.uk

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Successful holiday letting in Cornwall starts here Our owners typically generate:* 31.5 bookings per year ÂŁ29,800 revenue per year Request your letting guide from the holiday letting experts and find out how we can help you.


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| STAY Trevan House, Port Isaac ocated in the idyllic fishing village of ort saac, revan ouse is ust a stone’s throw from the harbour and its crystal clear tur uoise waters. With a plethora of local shops, caf s and restaurants to explore including athan utlaw’s renowned ish itchen and estaurant athan utlaw, which are ust a walk away you’ll be spoilt for things to do in this pictures ue part of Cornwall. he house has been beautifully renovated throughout with four spacious rooms that can comfortably sleep up to eight guests. he contemporary design draws on classic Cornish elements, with slate oors that hint at the village’s history as a elabole slate port. revan also has one of the most impressive private gardens to be found in this small village, with a beautiful terrace providing the perfect spot to soak up the summer sun with a glass of something refreshing in hand. he property is well within walking distance of ort saac’s small sandy beach perfect for rock pooling and beachcombing and minutes from the coastal path, which wraps around to nearby ort averne, or further afield to ort uin and ol eath. revan provides an idyllic base from which to explore this stunning area. o, if you want to experience a relaxing holiday in the heart of a traditional fishing village then make sure to book your stay now.

01208 880302 www.johnbraycornishholidays.co.uk

The Pickwick Inn, St Issey estled in seven acres of rolling Cornish countryside in an rea of utstanding atural eauty, the award winning ickwick nn en oys stunning views over the Camel stuary, adstow and ock and across the tlantic. ll nine of the luxury rooms have panoramic sea views with their own private balcony the rooms are spacious and stylish, boasting super king beds, inch smart s, ose sound docks, wet room style showers and standalone baths. here are even s in the bathroom ickwick stay is all about the extra touches, even down to the locally made organic toiletries provided. ates include a hearty Cornish breakfast to be en oyed as you watch the tide roll in. uring the summer months residents can en oy the heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. he ad oining pub serves up famously fabulous food all day, from traditional favourites to locally sourced casual fine dining in liver’s sea view restaurant. he ickwick is a fabulous base for your next escape. he bustling harbour and foodie mecca of adstow and pictures ue market town of Wadebridge are ust minutes away, and the spectacular even ays are right on the doorstep. t’s positioned ust two miles off of the Camel rail too, with a host of activities on hand, from cycling and hiking, to surfing, golf and bird watching. What more could you ask for?

01841 540361 www.pickwickinn.co.uk


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A HIDDEN Enjoy a seaside holiday at Kerbenetty Harbour Cottage in picturesque Portloe.


When you can sit on the terrace and enjoy the view. Why go anywhere else?





et on the beautiful Roseland peninsula in the idyllic fishermen’s village of Portloe, Kerbenetty is a hidden gem for holidaymakers. Perched overlooking the crystal clear waters of Portloe harbour; the sun-drenched terrace provides spectacular ocean views where you can while away your morning sipping coffee and watching boats lazily making their way out to sea. “When you can sit on the terrace and enjoy the view. Why go anywhere else?” Says cottage owner Caroline Lamb. Then when you are ready for something a little more active, head down to the small sandy beach and discover the complex ecosystems that lie captured in the rock pools at low tide, or take a refreshing dip in the clear blue waters for an invigorating start to the day. Thanks to its location in the heart of Portloe, you have easy access to everything the village has to offer with a small local pub just up the road, offering a traditional fishing village feel. When on holiday in Portloe, Caroline’s Granny spotted Kerbenetty whilst walking along the coast path and instantly fell in love; she contacted the owner and insisted that if they were to ever sell the property, she would buy it. In 1958 she became the proud owner of the beautiful home, which remains in the family today, and now the cottage is available for you to fall in love with too.

Kerbenetty is let with Cornish Cottage Holidays, allowing Caroline to take advantage of the many owner perks. They also offer a managed service option, which means owners who opt for this don't need to be involved in the day-to-day running of the property as the Cornish Cottage Holidays team ensure that it's well maintained and ready for its next guests. Not to mention Caroline's property is adored by its guests, who often come back year after year. And it’s no wonder, considering it’s the perfect cottage for a dream Cornish coastal break.

ABOVE Enjoy spectacular ocean views INSET Kerbenetty's idyllic location will take your breath away


01326 336773 owners@cornishcottageholidays.co.uk www.cornishcottageholidays.co.uk/ let-yourcottage.html Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

DISCOVER MORE If you own or are thinking of buying a cottage like this and would like more information call Cornish Cottage Holidays on 01326 336773.


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Wedding Open Day


In partnership with Cornish Marquee Hire LTD

The private and exclusive Kilminorth Cottages is opening its doors to host its first Wedding Open Day Welcoming brides, grooms and family to this showcase of Cornwall’s finest wedding providers. Meet our trusted suppliers which include catering, cakes, florists, photographers, entertainment and many more.


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The best of

BOTH WORLDS After officially launching this April, we take a tour of Polurrian on the Lizard and discover what sets this exemplary seaside hotel apart.


ocated on the stunning Lizard peninsula, which remains reassuringly unspoilt, the communal areas of this 41-bedroom hotel have been refurbished with a twist, creating a stylish and relaxing environment. The restaurant features a o ney wood fired oven and the guest spaces include chill out areas with stylish features, along with retro seating including a customised waltzer! A decadent new bar promises a superb selection of rums, gins, beers and wines from Cornwall, as well as an enticing cocktail menu – perfect for sipping as you watch the sun go down over Mount’s Bay! Along with its contemporary interiors, the hotel offers an enhanced lifestyle, meeting the needs of today’s health conscious guests. And, for those who like a little more independence on holiday, four stunning three

bedroom, two bathroom seaside villas are also available to book. These hi-spec stays offer guests their own private space, while being able to benefit from all the hotel’s facilities – the best of both worlds, indeed! Research commissioned to coincide with the launch indicated that demand for activities which focus on wellness as well as fun is on the rise, that families (particularly those with older children) take a more casual approach to mealtimes, and that fresh and tasty food and drink at reasonable prices are a pre-requisite for a memorable stay. With this in mind, a programme of rejuvenating wellbeing activities are now on offer for those staying at Polurrian on the Lizard. Guests will love exploring the stunning coastal paths that lead right from the Polurrian’s doorstep, and why wouldn’t you want to relax on the hotel’s own beach? The clifftop tennis court and seasonal outdoor pool are available for all guests. In addition, kayaking, coasteering, paddle boarding and surfing can also be en oyed as part of your stay, with help from the team at Lizard Adventure!

TOP Imagine Sundowners from the stunning Vista Lounge LEFT Experience a full flavour of Cornwall's south coast


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Curious to know about the Polurrian on the Lizard's superb accommodation offering? Why not visit the website? With live chat connecting you to a member of the team, you could be much closer to booking your next dream escape than you think! www.polurrianhotel.com

n The decadent new bar

POLURRIAN ON THE LIZARD Polurrian Road, Mullion TR12 7EN 01326 240421 info@polurrianhotel.com www.polurrianhotel.com

Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

Take a breath, feel the sea breeze and make the Cornish coast your playground. To get a real feel for Polurrian on the Lizard and the spectacular location it commands, head to our Vimeo page and check out the Polurrian team's video! www.vimeo.com/cornwallliving

As part of this month's incredible array of competitions, Polurrian on the Lizard are giving away a spa day for two, including treatments, use of the hotel's spa facilities, plus afternoon tea and a glass of Cornish prosecco! Enter now at www.Cornwall-living.co.uk Terms & conditions apply

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ack to the restaurant and the woodfired oven promises to produce tempting hand-stretched pizzas, alongside the new menu which is inspired by the rustic dishes and bold avours of the editerranean, made using the finest produce sourced from Cornwall’s coast and countryside. ishes include tapas for starters, locally caught fish and mouth-watering desserts, including ice cream from the famous Roskilly’s farm! If utter relaxation is what you have in mind, why not book an Elemis spa treatment or two? Ease aching muscles with a deep tissue massage, re-energise with a superfood facial or simply enjoy relaxing with a good book on the spa veranda. As well as the treatments, guests can take advantage of the indoor pool, hot tub and upgraded gym equipment in the Health Club. For those holidaying with young children, the hotel also offers a complimentary children’s listening service (using a state-of-the-art camera system), meaning you can enjoy peace of mind as you relax downstairs in the Vista Lounge after the little ones have gone to sleep. As if all this wasn’t enough, if you’re planning a celebration, be it a landmark birthday or a wedding, the Polurrian’s ‘White Space’ is available to book, offering a blank canvas with which you create a personalised look and feel. Complete with its own bar and terrace with stunning views, the ‘White Space’ is just perfect for small, non-exclusive weddings, as well as Christenings, birthdays and other social events. A holiday at the Polurrian on the Lizard is so much more than a relaxing escape to the sea. The Polurrian's location is ideal for exploring miles of stunning coastlines, hidden coves and for watching the local wild life at its best. With activity programmes during the school holidays for both kids and adults to enjoy, however you choose to spend you time, this fabulous hotel is the perfect base from which to make the most of your time in Cornwall.

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Nestled on the banks of Frenchman’s Creek, Kestle Barton occupies an astounding location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

ABOVE The renovated barns date back to the 16th century INSET Interiors range from traditional to modern and all are supremely comfortable


DISCOVER MORE The Kestle Barton Art Gallery presents four exhibitions each year, from early April until late October, also offering events and workshops. Most work shown here will be made by artists based in, or strongly connected with the area, some of whom are celebrated around the globe.


ucked away on the sheltered side of the Lizard peninsula lies Kestle Barton – a hidden gem that, to many, remains a well-kept secret. Travel down woodland roads, alongside the southerly, sun-dappled creeks of the Helford river and seek out this idyllic farmstead. Surrounded by footpaths, meadows and quiet riverside beaches, whether you’re venturing here as a day visit or as a base for your Lizard break, prepare to fall in love with this beautiful pocket of Cornwall. Pull into the gates and discover the beautifully renovated barns and cottages that form this historic farmstead. Breathe in the fresh air, perfumed by the wild ower meadows that make up the gardens, and take the time to discover the work of local and international artists in the Kestle Barton Art Gallery. The buildings, which date back to the 16th century, have had many original features restored, winning awards for their architectural design. From Kestle Barton, stroll past the lush green field on the northwest side of the hamlet, step over a gentle stream and enter the woodland below, before reaching the tiny village of Helford. Here you’ll find a combined delicatessen, bakery and shop, plus The Shipwrights Arms, all just a ten-minute walk away. Why not bring

a torch and walk back in the dark – an unforgettable experience! The farmstead is nestled on the banks of Frenchman’s Creek – made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s eponymous novel – and only slightly further afield you’ll find superb sailing waters, stunning clifftops, pristine beaches and sweeping heathland, all within a 15-minute drive. Forever Cornwall offers a range of holiday accommodation here, with three contemporary barn conversions and two cottages sleeping between two and eight. Some are even dog friendly, meaning your furry friend needn’t miss out on your escape to the countryside! If you’re looking for an immersive, ‘off the beaten track’ holiday experience, then Kestle Barton may just be it. To book or to find out more, be sure to contact the team at Forever Cornwall.

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your creativity Suspended in time over the turquoise waters and white sands of Porthmeor beach you’ll find St Ives School of Painting.

ABOVE Unlock creative skills you didn’t realise you had! RIGHT Take inspiration from the stunning St Ives coast INSET Inspiring classes led by a team of professional tutors


DISCOVER MORE Don’t miss the school’s Life Drawing classes, which run from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, all year round. There are two more sessions on a Saturday from 10am until 12.30pm, and 1.30pm until 4pm.


he row of buildings that house the school are steeped in history. You may already know of the Porthmeor Studios as a creative sanctuary for the colony of artists drawn to the shimmering light of St Ives over the past century, and that previous tenants here have included Patrick Heron, Ben Nicholson and Sir Francis Bacon. What you may not know is that, nestled above the studios and the salty cellars, where fishermen still mend their nets, sits a friendly community that has given both locals and visitors from across the country a space in which to learn and create for the past 80 years. With a team of professional tutors and a view that has inspired generations, St Ives School of Painting is a welcoming hub of inspiration for anyone looking to awaken their creativity; the perfect escape from everyday life, allowing you to focus on nothing but the art of making. The school offers a wealth of possibilities, with over a hundred short courses throughout the year with inspiring titles such as Ocean and Abstraction, Discover Painting, Expressive Watercolour and Contemporary Landscape. All the materials are provided too, so you needn’t bring anything with you. Beginners are always welcome and with small class sizes, there’s plenty of one-to-one

time with your tutor, meaning you can progress at your own pace. “I was a total beginner,” recalls student Jose Mejia, “I was literally afraid of oil painting. The tutor opened the door to set free my imagination and produce works I never dreamed possible.” Jo Baker, a student on the ‘Where Sea Meets Land’ course agrees, explaining: “As a newcomer to oil painting I’ve learned a lot. The teaching is excellent and my tutor has been very patient and informative. And, of course, St Ives is an incredibly inspirational place to work and learn.” Over the summer months, half-day workshops give you a taster version of the two to five day courses and are a relaxing way to experiment with different media and have fun. As participant Helen Rutherford puts it: “If you’re looking for a workshop that will develop your confidence, skills and knowledge with warmth and good humour, then look no further.” To tap into your creative side and take part in one of the school’s workshops or classes, be sure to give the team a call!

ST IVES SCHOOL OF PAINTING Porthmeor Studios, St Ives TR26 1NG 01736 797180 info@schoolofpainting.co.uk www.schoolofpainting.co.uk

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g n i t i c x e n A NEW VENUE Introducing the latest addition to Porthleven’s stunning harbourside, LaunchArt Gallery.


ositioned at the junction of Thomas treet and homas errace like the bow of a ship, new life has been breathed into a beautifully uirky space. aunch rt opened its doors in orthleven on st pril, transforming the previously unloved and empty space into something to be proud of. aving loved the village from the moment she moved to Cornwall in , it’s always been owner Carey aack’s dream to combine her love of art and orthleven, and it seems that with aunch rt, this dream has become a reality. am in total awe of artists and creative people , Carey explains, their dedication to art provides endless pleasure to buyers and admirers alike for years to come. Appreciating the hours involved in producing their work and often their humility and belief in their talent, wanted to support local Cornish artists by providing a welcoming, airy space to display and sell their work, meet customers and build contacts for the future, all on an affordable, exible, short term and non profit basis creating a gallery that’s constantly evolving and giving the residents and visitors of orthleven somewhere exciting and interesting to visit. s a pop up concept, aunch rt fills the niche between craft fairs and owning a

gallery. Every month a different artist or group of artists can fill the space with their own work and customers have the treat of something different to tempt them each month. enovation work was completed by the eleventh hour on 31st March in time for the first occupants, eremy anders and usan llanson. met usan at the elston utumn air, Carey tells us, and as soon as saw her ceramic pieces knew they would be perfect for the gallery. was so pleased she had faith in the pro ect and wanted to be part of it. he space has been designed to be as exible as possible to appeal to artists, ewellers, illustrators, potters and ceramicists. f you’re interested in exhibiting at aunch rt then Carey will be more than happy to chat about the opportunities for renting. And to all art lovers, Carey extends a welcome invitation to come and admire the local artwork and see her exciting new venture first hand.

TOP Discover local artwork inspired by the Cornish coast ABOVE Located in the beautiful harbour town of Porthleven INSET LaunchArt is a light and spacious gallery BELOW Peruse the collections and find that statement piece you've been looking for


2A Thomas Street, Porthleven TR13 9DG 07835 524641 info@launchart.co.uk launchartspace @LaunchArtspace Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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On Display

Showcasing local artists and art galleries

1. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY AND MUSEUM Self Portrait by Dod Procter

Penlee House’s spring exhibition ‘Artists by Themselves’, running from 23rd March until 8th June, features over 60 portraits by, and of, the Newlyn School and Lamorna artists. It’s the largest portrait show ever held at Penlee, so not one to be missed! MORRAB ROAD, PENZANCE TR18 4HE 01736 363625 www.penleehouse.org.uk


Delicate Are Our Shores, Cornwall by Helen Jones The month of May sees local artist, Helen Jones, taking up residence at LaunchArt, a venue available for Cornish artists and creative people to rent on a monthly basis. “Turning feelings into paintings, my works are snapshots of time - vast landscapes or seascapes and wide open spaces captured in small stills.” HELEN JONES AND DOUGLAS WATSON 2A THOMAS STREET, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9DG info@launchart.co.uk www.helenjonesart.co.uk 4. THE COWHOUSE



The Gentle Lulling Of The Sea by Jo Crusoe Jo loves to paint Cornwall in all its glorious seasons, the wildlife on land, in the sea and everything inbetween. Jo’s seascapes, landscapes and delicately detailed wildlife and oral depictions are created in oils, acrylics and precious metals. You can view Jo’s originals at The Customs House Gallery in Porthleven, The Picture Parlour in Boscastle and by appointment at her studio in Wadebridge. Jo also exhibits with other galleries out of Cornwall. A list of galleries and outlets can be seen on her website. JO CRUSOE, UNIT 3 FOUNDRY COURT, WADEBRIDGE, PL27 7QN

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

07878 643145 | www.mogandcrusoe.com


Fused Glass by Niko Brown Glass artist Niko Brown explores light, shadow, shape and form with the medium of fused glass. Using uplifting colours and themes inspired by country and coastal living, Niko works from her home studio near Truro, selling her beautiful work, gifts and personalised fused glass pieces online and through local galleries. To learn more and discover where you can view it in person, visit Niko’s website. www.nikobrown.co.uk


West Cornwall by Tom Foreman A selection of stunning Cornish land-and-seascape photographs by Cornish photographer Thomas Foreman, taken from in the sea, with the print mounted directly onto beautifully hand sanded and waxed Plywood boards, lightweight PVC board or professional archival printing paper framed or unframed , before finally having a protective matt or gloss laminate applied to protect the image – turning the dullest of rooms into your very own gallery space and providing you with the perfect feature piece for any room. 07773 085427 | www.saltwaterimages.co.uk


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7. THE CUSTOMS HOUSE GALLERY Dollar Cove, Gunwalloe by Ben Taffinder

Standing on Porthleven’s harbour side, the Customs House Gallery showcases a diverse collection of work by some of Cornwall’s finest artists. he gallery is a member of the Own Art scheme and, this month, kicked off the first of its 2019 events with an exhibition of work by local artist, Andrew Barrowman. To find out more and for other upcoming events and exhibitions, be sure to visit the gallery’s website. COMMERCIAL ROAD, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9JD 01326 569365 | www.cornwall-art.co.uk


‘On the Hard & Under the Lee’ by Sarah Blakey

Fused glass art is perfect for the home, o ce or restaurant and enhances any modern contemporary setting. Ali Gibson creates stunning fused glass art panels at Off The Wall Glass and her unique designs make a striking focal point as kitchen and bathroom splashbacks, wall art, large bowls, mirrors and even window panels. She even offers home visits for bespoke commissions in Cornwall and is currently offering 10% off all existing kitchen splashback designs.

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. Open daily during the season from 10.30am until 5.30pm.

Pebble Trees Triptych by Alison Gibson

THE OLD BREWERY YARD, TRELUSWELL, PENRYN TR10 9AT 07554889119 ali@offthewallglass.co.uk www.offthewallglass.co.uk

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


Shine Like a Supernova by Mel Chambers “Tired of trying to cram her sparkly star-shaped self into society’s square beige holes, she chose to embrace her ridiculous awesomeness and shine like the supernova that she was.” Bringing ancient 13th century inlay techniques into a modern day era, Alchemy Tiles individually hand carves, rather than paints, inspiring images, quotes and poetry into beautiful bespoke and unique creations. All held eternal in earth and time. Commissions welcome. THE STUDIO, GOLDMARTIN GARAGE, SAMPYS HILL, MAWNAN SMITH, FALMOUTH TR11 5EW 07768 193848 | www.alchemytiles.com


Coastal inspired bracelet by Sally Napier Dive into the deep blue with this stunning sea-inspired bracelet. Handcrafted using a stunning combination of silver and iridescent labradorite that captures the vibrant colours of the ocean and coastline. 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 0ER 07973 193773 www.sallynapier.co.uk


I can see for miles by Alan Stratford Wave 7 Gallery exhibits contemporary art and crafts in two buildings, the main gallery and The Granary. The Granary is host to an array of superb exhibitions throughout the season, as well as art courses and craft

afternoons. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am until 5pm. PLAIN STREET, TRELIGHTS, NEAR PORT ISAAC PL29 3TW 01208 880605 www.wave7gallery.co.uk


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After missing this year’s Open Studios deadline, Steve Slimm announces his own plans to open his workshop to the public. TOP Discover Steve's studio, an 'Aladdin's cave' of creativity RIGHT Steve's work is simply masterful and well worth seeing in person! INSET Help Steve decide when his next painting is finished


atching up with landscape expressionist artist, Steve Slimm, we hear how excited he was to be taking part in 2019 Open Studios Cornwall the first time in six years. hat was until he realised he was five weeks too late in applying ll done and dusted before the end of ovember. couldn’t believe it nd have so much new stuff to show people, too his year has seen a surge of exciting new work in teve’s vast studio in the ld actory near raa ands. e’s found himself freeing up again with colour and form. e tells us don’t know why, but despite my recognised work, every so often ust let go and loosen up again. ’ve done this for over years. t’s rather like playing a tension and release. ’m very pleased with the results this spring. t’s like coming out of hibernation into a world of wonderment. s an art lover, visiting teve’s studio for the first time you can’t help but notice how much alike it is to an laddin’s cave. ust when you think you’ve seen everything, he’ll show you yet another room rom where he makes his frames, to where he holds sessions with other artists, to his music room you can’t help but feel that he has it all organised. hat is, as he

puts it, aside from pen tudio deadlines ut all is not lost. nstead of the usual come in, we’re open’ approach for pen Studio events, Steve is continuing his ‘open by appointment’ policy this season. e says n a way, prefer this approach. t means have the opportunity to give full attention to specific visitors. ome of the work you’ll see forms part of teve’s new website feature luid xhibition with o ixed genda’, where the public decides when any particular piece is finished, instead of the finished article being the artist’s decision. s teve says Come along and tell me when to stop o, if you’re planning on making the most of this year’s pen tudios Cornwall, why not give Steve a text or a call and arrange a visit? Whether you’re by yourself or with a group, teve is available until unday nd une, anytime between am until pm, so be sure to get in touch.


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We discover Vincent Basham’s incredible artwork, capturing Cornwall’s coastline with a masterstroke.


t never ceases to amaze when an artist can capture a moment so accurately, bringing to life the colours and tones of the world even more vividly than a photograph. Vincent Basham is one such artist, unbelievably talented, his seascape oil paintings accentuate the stunning colours of Cornwall’s coastline, manipulating paints to create a real-life effect, with light radiating out of his paintings and drawing the observer in. We hear a bit about Vincent’s history. He tells us: “I was a born in Maldon, Essex and was educated at Thurstable School in Tiptree where my paintings were first exhibited as a young teenager, but actually I was essentially self-taught, and painting has always been what I love to do most.” More recently his work has been displayed in prestigious galleries in London, Essex, Suffolk and in the south west. When he was invited to attend a royal visit from HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in Essex, his work was being displayed among other local artists in a public house and he was able to speak to the royals in person about his paintings, and about his time living in Cornwall, a resounding moment for him. After living in Cornwall in his early twenties, Vincent developed a keen passion for painting seascapes, capturing the colours and movements of the sea with a masterstroke. He has recently moved back to the Duchy with his partner Jane and their dog Stella to the town of Wadebridge, where he has a purpose-built studio adjacent to his home. Boasting views

over the River Camel and the Camel Trail, it’s the perfect spot to seek inspiration and continue to produce breath-taking paintings. Check out his seascape art exhibition being displayed at the Padstow Institute this summer from 18th to 23rd May, 4th to 9th June and 23rd to 27th September and look out for his mesmerising depictions of sunsets. Some of our favourites within his collection (as seen on his website) are: ‘Evening Embers’ and ‘Summer Surf.’ We also love the scene of people strolling along the beach at Polzeath as the sun breaks through the clouds in ‘Winter Sun Polzeath’ as it’s rare for incent to include figures within his paintings, and the spill of light over the cliffs is absolutely beautiful.


07836 244983 vince@vincentbasham.co.uk www.vincentbasham.co.uk

ABOVE Over the rooftops in Porthleven MIDDLE Stunning beach scenes caught in detail by Vincent BELOW Crashing surf captured at Trebarwith Strand

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DID YOU KNOW? Several of Vincent’s paintings are available as limited edition prints of ‘195’ worldwide. Samples of these can be seen on the website: www.vincentbasham.co.uk


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•EXPERIENCE• A T R I P TO S L I C K E R S D O G H O U S E I N PA D S TO W Located on Padstow’s North Quay, Slickers Doghouse is perfectly situated for dog owners making the most of the walks on the north coast, offering a plethora of eco-friendly and sustainable products to get your canine companions summer ready. ou’ll find everything you need, from cooling coats and rash vests, to boots and doggles, along with toys and bowls made from eco-friendly materials such as rice husk, hemp and recycled bamboo, to harnesses, life jackets, coats and drying coats, as well as wet, dry and raw food, all of which is totally grain and meat meal free. All of this, plus a range of natural, holistic and, where possible, organic treatments and medicines. ou can even arrange a professional photoshoot for your furry friend and have the images printed on a range of items, including mugs, cushion covers, coasters, even t shirts

SLICKERS DOGHOUSE 5 North Q uay, Padstow PL28 8AF 07917 005071 www.slickersdoghouse.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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You may have seen them from time to time in Falmouth, whizzing past and leaving you thinking ‘what’s that?’ Chances are it’s an ICE trike.


DID YOU KNOW? Powerful electric motors let you explore more, ride further and faster without even breaking a sweat. Electric Assist makes trike riding even more accessible and inclusive for all kinds of cyclists!

e catch up with Phil, from ICE’s Design and Marketing team, to find out more about the world of recumbent cycling. ICE has led the trike industry since 1999, making, designing, and pioneering in Falmouth, Cornwall most of what you’ll see in today’s recumbent industry. ut why ride recumbent trikes? Well, hil explains, hey are a relaxed, e cient, stable, fun and very comfortable way to cycle iding a trike, for someone who has not ridden a bike or thought they never could again, can really change their lives. n fact, some test riders get quite emotional when they realise they can ride again. New riders always return from a test ride with a huge smile on their face.” With a trike, hil continues here’s less impact on your neck, back, shoulders and, most importantly, your bottom, as there is no narrow saddle involved. n a regular bike you need padded shorts, gel seats and you’ll still end up walking like a cowboy at the end of your ride ot so with our


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TOP TIP Whilst the ICE team always recommends riding with a flag on the roads, their riders tell us that when trike riding, you get much more room on the road than you do riding a regular bike. You look different to other cyclists so motorists tend to give you a much wider berth.

n MAIN Revolutionise how you explore Cornwall LEFT INSET Check out ICE's Full Fat trike! BOTTOM LEFT Taking in the view from a recumbent cycle ride

trikes. rikes are great for physical fitness and in ury rehabilitation too, and are adaptable for any number of uses, whether you’re going on a touring adventure, an expedition, even commuting Since 1999, ICE has made its mark around the world with a range of trikes catering to different riders’ needs. Phil elaborates ome trikes are very uick, sporty and race orientated, ideal for the road bike riders who want something different but fast. We also have other sports touring models, for those who still want to cruise the open road but are in search of practicality, features and comfort.” e points us to the print our model, which, with its sporty ride, comfort and medium height seat position, is incredibly versatile. ndeed, whether you’re carving bends, pushing your speed, or on a long distance tour, the print our is one for all seasons. hen there are C ’s dventure touring trikes. hese, hil tells us, are still sporty, but offer more of an upright seating position, making them a great choice for long distance cycle touring. he dventure model combines rugged looks with unrivalled practicality and comfort, and it’s primed for cruising the open road, discovering hidden trails and, as hil puts it, exploring new hori ons. f you’re hoping to explore Cornwall’s country roads during a weekend ride, with a rider weight limit of kg, the dventure is for you. ext we have the ull at’ C ’s expedition level, off road, go anywhere’ trike. his is where things get really interesting (as if they weren’t already when we say go anywhere’, we really mean it. In fact, in 2013, Maria ei erstam on a ull at trike became the first person in the world to cycle to the outh ole from the edge of ntarctica, covering over km he record still stands today. ive years later in , with the help of C ,

ABOVE Comfortable, social and always a great view!

BELOW Matt beginning a Land's End to John O’ Groats trike ride

atalie Wilson triked over , miles around ritain to raise awareness of hlers anlos yndromes, while anya oble, who had never ridden a trike before, took the sland opping ad’ trike adventure around the ’s islands, covering more than miles in 42 days and raising funds for Mind UK. Not to mention that in the same year ICE’s ace rike became the fastest in the world, winning the Human Powered Vehicle championships in ent here are six models in the C range, covering a whole spectrum of cycling re uirements. ecumbent cycling is becoming more popular all the time, particularly in the , Canada and urope, where people are realising the simple comfort and easy ride that comes with a trike. o if you’d like to oin the ranks of recumbent cyclists and make the most of your favourite Cornish trails on three wheels, be sure to contact the team at C and book yourself in for a test ride.


U nit 15, Tregoniggie Industrial Estate, Falmouth TR11 4SN 01326 378848 www.icetrikes.co


COMPETITION Fancy winning an ICE Trike Riding Experience for two, with lunch and a stay at the Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth? Of course you do! Simply head to www.cornwall-living.co.uk/ competitions and enter this exciting prize draw!

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

Discover delightful dining at Sands Resort

gossip Enjoy a proper pub lunch at the

Lemon Arms

The Lemon Arms in Mylor is the perfect place to put your feet up and enjoy a pub lunch this spring. ere at Cornwall Living, we love taking a leisurely walk around the creek and a race around the park before a hearty meal at the Lemon rms. he cosy interior and friendly staff promotes a welcoming atmosphere that’s hard to leave – especially after a few pints of ribute. But it’s the food that really stands out and with pub classics served alongside

Situated atop the cliffs overlooking the vivid blue waters and crashing surf of the Atlantic ocean, ands esort otel and pa has it all. The hotel is in prime position to enjoy everything that Newquay has to offer from surf lessons and long coastal walks to a refreshing glass of wine en oyed al fresco. The hotel’s Beachcomber Restaurant boasts amazing sea views ideal for lunch and dinner and on Sundays (outside of school holidays) families having lunch at Sands can also use the indoor and outdoor play areas at no extra charge. lso unsurprisingly popular are the Twilight Sessions on Friday and Saturday evenings, where guests can enjoy a 90-minute Moroccan Spa Experience and a glass of Cava followed by a two-course dinner at the restaurant for ust per person. For more information call 01637 872864 or visit www.sandsresort.co.uk

coastal specials such as fresh scallop and crab claw paella, you know you’ll leave feeling full and satisfied. f the sun’s out, head outside and enjoy your favourite tipple in the beer garden – this sheltered spot is the perfect sun trap with beautiful potted plants and spacious benches, meaning you could easily spend the whole afternoon lounging at the emon rms. For more information call 01326 373666 or visit www.lemonarms.co.uk

Flavoursome family fare at The Park, Cornwall The Kitchen by the Beach, The Park Cornwall’s onsite restaurant, provides fantastic food cooked exceptionally well and priced affordably, ensuring everyone can enjoy delicious dishes cooked with enthusiasm. Whether you’re joining the team for breakfast, coffee and a slice of cake after a swim, or for lunch or dinner, you can be sure you’ll be served fresh food from seasonal menus, all to the buzz of a great atmosphere. he little ones will love exploring the soft play area too, perfect while the adults en oy a chill out. There’s even a spot in the restaurant where your pooches can make themselves comfortable.

Head Chef Michael Corbin has extensive experience, having worked in restaurants across Cornwall and in his home country, South Africa, before crafting his culinary skills as Head Chef at an award-winning osette hotel in adstow. For more information call 01637 860594 or visit www.theparkcornwall.com

Experience true love for food at Rastella We at Cornwall Living love food – who doesn’t these days? At Falmouth’s only 3 AA Rosette restaurant, Merchants Manor’s Rastella, it’s all about authentic local produce served in interesting or traditional ways and absolutely packed with avour. From the team’s nature-inspired modern approach to dinner, to their locally grass-reared beef burgers smothered in homemade barbeque sauce, everything is put together with thought and pure

en oyment in mind, with avours bound to leave you wanting more. The kitchen team pays close attention to provenance, locality, seasonality and sustainability, so you don’t have to, meaning you’ll find a vast array of food and drink that ticks all the boxes, and not because they have to, but because we should all want to. For more information call 01326 312734 or visit www.merchantsmanor.com

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Wadebridge Wines, a merchant like no other


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and beach elegance A privately owned boutique hotel in an exquisite hideaway with sweeping views over the Camel Estuary, with the beach just a stone’s throw away, St Enodoc is a stylish and relaxing place to en oy your north Cornwall stay. Explore the rugged coastline, sample a variety of water sports in the protected estuary and en oy some of the finest restaurants in the south west!

Family owned and run by a small group of experienced, jolly people, Wadebridge Wines feel privileged to serve beautiful Cornwall through their retail premises in Wadebridge and to be wholesaling throughout the county with quirky spirits, decadent fi and inspiring wines. o demystify and find fun is what they do, but always with an exemplary depth of knowledge. ndeed, their offering is both impressive and extensive, aiming to gently educate and make their wines more intriguing, opening up customers to a world of wonderful taste experiences. or instance, recent interest in Portuguese wine is resulting in greater awareness of this proud country, with its indigenous grapes’ distinctive personality offering enormous value.

The hotel restaurant is relaxed and welcoming. n the summer, food can be enjoyed al fresco on the terrace overlooking the estuary. ake breakfast in the sunshine, or try one of the team’s cocktails as the sun sets. he kitchen has the Cornish larder at its disposal, which can range from local Porthilly oysters, to fish and lobster landed in adstow.

For more information call 01208 863394 or visit www.enodoc-hotel.co.uk

New cookery school launches in Truro Located at Truro School, Truro Cookery School has launched with the aim of making cooking skills fun and accessible to all. t works in partnership with Leiths School of Food and Wine to provide a comprehensive syllabus during term time.

ou’ll also find a range of speciality spirits and craft beers, with regular tasting and promotional events taking place throughout the year, hosted by a team that’s always on the lookout for the best.

At weekends and during school holidays, it opens its doors and expertise to the public with a range of courses designed to help reconnect people with cooking. Courses include preparation of fresh ingredients, developing new skills and socialising over food and wine, while learning and making new friends in the process.

Cooking demo evenings start at £25 per head to for a guest chef. or a full range of courses and prices, visit the Truro Cookery School website, where you’ll also find gift vouchers available.

For more information call 01208 812692 or visit www.wadebridgewines.co.uk

Courses range from £55 for a children’s course to for an adult skills course.

For more information call 01872 246099 or visit www.truroschoolcookery.com

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•EXPERIENCE• F I N E C OA S TA L D I N I N G AT THE HARBOUR FISH AND GRILL It’s fair to say that The Harbour Fish and Grill is a prime example of what’s made Cornwall the foodie destination it is today. Nestled into the cliffs, this stunning establishment gives you the sound of the sea with the bustle of the harbour below. The incredible views stretch across Newquay bay, with its dramatic and rugged coastline, and the terrace is just perfect for soaking it all in. nside, there’s a cool coastal vibe that truly befits the location and, when you glance over the menu, you’ll quickly realise that you’re in for a treat! The ever-changing seasonal menus are built from local produce by a team that’s not afraid to get creative with their ingredients. Seafood is something of a speciality here and on Sundays, to round the weekend off, their hearty roast menu offers that ‘all the trimmings’ experience.

THE HARBOUR FISH AND GRILL The Harbour Hotel, North Q uay Hill, Newq uay TR7 1HF 01637 873040 harbourfishandgrill gmail.com www.theharbourfishandgrill.com ind more like this www.cornwall living.co.uk


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With a love for Cornwall and a passion for food, we discover that The Cornish Pizza Company in St Agnes is much more than your average pizza takeaway!

ABOVE Tempting pizzas made using the finest Cornish produce BELOW Everything is cooked fresh to order in the team's Italian stone based pizza oven

DID YOU KNOW? As well as being awarded ‘Plastic Free’ status by Surfers Against Sewage, The Cornish Pizza Company has won a Taste of the West Gold award annually since 2013 and was awarded Taste of the West ‘Best Local Food to Go in the South West’ in 2018! It’s also been featured in the most recent Lonely Planet UK guide!


ased in the village of St Agnes on the rugged north Cornish coast, The Cornish Pizza Company places a keen focus on quality ingredients and, most importantly, freshness. We catch up with owners Tim and Fiona Barton, who tell us: “We love everything about Cornwall, especially the provenance of food here. We work closely with a number of local producers, sourcing Cornish cheeses, Cornish veg and charcuterie from Duchy Charcuterie; we even forage our own wild seasonal ingredients!” But it’s not just the toppings that set their artisan pizzas apart. As Tim tells us: “It’s got to start with a good base; well developed dough from good quality, stone-ground organic our, allowed to prove slowly and to develop avour. long fermentation of over hours makes a much more digestible, better tasting pizza.” Indeed, even as we speak to Tim, he tells us that he’s in the midst of making the next batch! With such a fantastic array of Cornish ingredients available, Tim tells us: “We regularly update our specials, which allows us to get really creative with our seasonal ingredients.” He points us to the recent special

of Cornish venison bresaola cured in Cornish gin, with locally foraged wild garlic and nettle pesto. In Tim's words, this one was “absolutely delicious!” As if all this wasn’t enough, we learn that it’s not just the pizza menu that promises to spoil you for choice. Looking to the year ahead, Tim continues: “We’re planning to install a further two beer lines, meaning we’ll be able to offer four Cornish beers at a time, as well as wine and prosecco by the glass. We’ll also be continuing our ‘Meet the Brewer’ evenings, showcasing some of the best independent microbreweries in Cornwall.” The next event will introduce Pipeline Brewing Company from St Agnes, offering guests the chance to sample their selection of small-batch crafted beers alongside the team’s delicious pizza menu. With a focus on fresh, local and authentic ingredients and an ever-changing specials board that promises something new every time you visit, if you’re a discerning foodie in search of something a little different on Cornwall’s rugged north coast, a trip to The Cornish Pizza Company comes highly recommended!

THE CORNISH PIZZA COMPANY 68 V icarage Road, St Agnes TR5 0TH 01872 553092 www.thecornishpizzacompany.co.uk

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light, seasonal and contemporary dining with a passion and commitment to flavour, combined with a vibrant bar serving up seriously good cocktails. looking out over the estuary the restaurant and bar flow seamlessly out onto the elevated terrace, perfect for a spot of alfresco dining whilst watching the sun set.

Fowey Harbour Hotel Esplanade, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1HX E: fowey.restaurant@harbourhotels.co.uk T: 01726 832551

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AND FABULOUS With tempting menus and fabulous new accommodation, The Rod and Line has no need to fish for compliments!


he Rod and Line is one of those little gems hidden away in the small village of Tideford in east Cornwall. It’s an inn with beautiful luxury accommodation and the old world charm of a longstanding, time-honoured pub. Inside, you’ll find an exciting menu built from the freshest seasonal, locally-sourced produce, but it’s really the chefs’ crab dishes, including the delicious Sweet Chilli Crab Claws, which have given The Rod and Line its foodie fame. Last year, the inn’s accommodation enjoyed a fabulous makeover before opening again at the end of the summer. The beautifully converted barn, called An Skiber, contains three luxury suites. he new design re ects the eclectic and luxurious tastes of owners Mike and Jo Lake-Jones, a great example being the wooden oor running through the entire upstairs of the barn. This was painstakingly removed by hand from an old pub in Plymouth, before being lovingly restored and laid with care. It really is a standout feature! he bathrooms, with oor to ceiling talian porcelain tiles and the contrast of black fittings, en oy a distinct sense of grandeur, while the accommodation’s lighting has been reclaimed from several types of old boat, lining the corridors and wall spaces as if they

were designed to be there. It’s fair to say that no expense has been spared with the soft furnishings and finer touches either, such as the leather bound Cornish room folders, which, containing stories of each room’s name sake, make for an interesting read. All heated by a bio-mass boiler, which will eventually run the water for the rest of the inn, not only is the new accommodation both stylish and cosy, it’s also eco-friendly. What’s more, Mike and Jo are passionate supporters of local music and up and coming artists, also raising money every year for Cornwall Air Ambulance and Children’s Hospice. In fact, they managed a whopping £22,500 in one night last year! Offering a delectable menu of fresh Cornish produce and locally-caught seafood, as well as a great range of real Cornish ales, a trip to The Rod and Line this spring comes highly recommended. It’s dog friendly too, so why not pop in with your pooch after an afternoon spent exploring this beautiful pocket of Cornwall?


Church Road, Tideford, Saltash PL12 5HW 01752 851912 www.rodandlinetideford.co.uk

ABOVE Wash your meal down with a selection of Cornish ales BELOW Stunning new suite accommodation

DISCOVER MORE Also owned by The Rod and Line, you’ll find a five en-suite bedroom holiday home next door to the inn, perfect for a large group of friends to escape to Cornwall.

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Wake up in the brand new self-catering lodges to your own private view of Falmouth Bay with Pendennis Castle perched on the headland. Listen to the sea lapping Castle Beach shore opposite and breathe in the wonderful sea air. With seasonal offers, tailor-made breaks and events at the hotel or in and around Falmouth, the Falmouth Lodges offer stylish, modern self-catering living that will enable you to get the very best out of your stay in the South West.

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WITH A VIEW We catch up with the Boscastle Farm Shop team and discover what’s on the horizon this year.

INSET Witness panoramic ocean vistas RIGHT Enjoy the spacious outdoor seating area BELOW Tuck into delicious farmhouse fayre


oscastle Farm Shop and Café is built on National Trust land in a stunning cliff top location just north of Boscastle Harbour. On a clear day you can enjoy breath-taking views of the ocean, cliffs and far reaching countryside. Why not take away something delicious and go for a walk along the nearby South West Coast Path? Or stay and enjoy the views with one of the many daily homemade dishes, desserts or cakes they have to offer. Owners Jackie and Robin Haddy and the Farm Shop team are passionate about using the very best local produce to create a distinct menu of farmhouse cooking, and thanks to all this, the team is proud to have been rated ‘Silver 2018’ for its shop and café by Taste of the West. The Farm Shop has a well-stocked deli and varied food hall selling fresh local produce and, of course, their own homemade fayre. There’s also a selection of gifts and crafts from many local suppliers. The butchery also stocks various meats, including Red Ruby beef reared by Jackie and Robin at their own farm. They even make their own sausages and burgers! The Farm Shop team take a simple approach to cooking and that’s to make everything they can by hand. It’s food made honestly with produce from the fields or sourced locally and they hope that it will inspire you to make something magical of your own. With hundreds of products, the shop sells everything you need to make amazing meals at home. The shop is open from 9am until 5pm and the café from 9am until 4pm, seven days a week. The summer season sees the return of the much-loved barbeque and hog roast events, which take place during the evenings from 27th May until 26th August and

includes live music in the garden (weather permitting). Tickets are £10 per adult and £5 per child with things kicking off around 6.30pm. These evenings are a great way to enjoy the deliciousness of the Farm Shop whilst watching the sun go down below the oceans horizon.


Boscastle PL35 OHH 01840 250827 Boscastle Farm Shop www.boscastlefarmshop.co.uk

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EVENING EVENTS INCLUDING ENTERTAINMENT Bank Holiday Monday 27th May: Hog Roast Saturday 27th July: Hog Roast Saturday 3rd August: Boscastle Farm Shop Barbeque Saturday 10th August: Lamb Spit Roast Saturday, 17 August: Hog Roast Monday 26th August: End of summer dual barbeque and Hog Roast


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SCORRIER HOUSE & GARDENS With its sweeping staircase, Scorrier House’s Grand Hall provides a breathtaking theatre in which to get married. Or, on a hot summer’s day, why not tie the knot outside in the estate’s beautiful 10-acre garden? There’s no shortage of space at Scorrier and its sheer size exempts any need for a marquee. Instead, the Grand Hall can seat 120 and the Drawing Room is just perfect for your first dance. There’s also accommodation for up to 20 and, being just moments from the coast, you couldn’t ask for a better backdrop for those all-important photos. WWW.SCORRIERHOUSE.CO.UK


DISCOVER PAN ASIAN CUISINE To make a reservation please use our “book now” button through our website NEWQUAY – CORNWALL • WWW.KAHUNARESTAURANT.CO.UK • 01637 850440

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Tuck into Cornish waterside dining in St Ives at HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace.

erfectly positioned above Porthminster beach, St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa offers fabulous coastal escapes all year round, with spectacular views across the water allowing you to simply relax and soak up your surroundings in the utmost style and comfort, be that from your sumptuous room or downstairs in the restaurant. Indeed, HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace provides a wonderful dining experience for anybody spending time in St Ives, whether it’s just a day, or a week-long break. The hotel offers fresh boutique bedrooms, most with water views, meaning you can fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves and wake up to exceptional views. You’re also in a prime position here to explore the golden sands of St Ives’ local beaches, to wander around the harbour and peruse the independent shops and galleries that line the town’s cobbled streets. You’re sure to work up an appetite exploring St Ives, so it’s a good thing that HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace serves fresh, local and seasonal food. Celebrating the very best in Cornish avour, the team uses local suppliers and producers to build

menus that re ect the changing moods and climates of Cornwall fish landed daily at the ancient St Ives quayside and a local larder of mouth-watering Cornish produce. Whether it’s lunch overlooking the water or a sumptuous dinner for two, this superb restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with afternoon tea available in the beautiful Bay View lounge. There’s also a fantastic bar menu, with a tempting selection of HarBAR cocktails, wines, beers and, if you’re celebrating a special occasion, Champagne – perfect for a toast as the sun goes down! So, if you’re visiting St Ives, be sure to pop into St Ives Harbour Hotel’s HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace; be it for a light bite, a full three-course meal, or a chilled glass of your favourite tipple by the harbour, one thing's for sure – you won’t be left feeling disappointed.

ABOVE This fabulous hotel occupies a superb position above the beach BELOW Drink it all in over a glass of something chilled BELOW Where better to relax and unwind?

ST IVES HARBOUR HOTEL & SPA The Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BN 01736 795221 www.harbourhotels.co.uk/ hotels/ st-ives

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Located in the heart of Wadebridge, Tim’s Place provides diners with the best local produce that Cornwall has to offer. TOP Enjoy locally caught fresh fish RIGHT Choose from a tempting menu INSET Receive a warm welcome from Tim and the team


pened in 2012, Tim’s Place has become one of the busiest café/bistros in Wadebridge. Specialising in producing a menu filled with the finest ingredients Cornwall has to offer, including fresh fish, back bacon and sausages, freshly baked sourdough and ciabatta bread and more local delicasies, you’re sure to leave Tim’s Place full and satisfied. “I’ve been running my café and bistro, Tim’s Place, for the last seven years – since was years old. We’re open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunches and light bites from our bistro menu. Our homemade cakes, pastries and tarts are freshly baked and we use Cornish produce from the town’s butchers, bakery and grocers, maintaining our ethos that it’s the best taste in Cornwall, explains im. Not just restricted to day-time dining, im’s upper Club takes place on selected dates throughout the year allowing the team to showcase their favourite dishes in uni ue food night’s that take place in the bistro s relaxed and casual environment allowing you to sit back and let the food do the talking. s well as the upper Club, Tim also offers a unique private dining service. “Private dining is our latest venture and allows us to provide the restaurant

experience in your own home. im continues completely tailor make these evenings around our clients’ favourite food, previous private dining events have included dinner parties in the winter and wedding catering in the spring and summer. im’s lace is sure to catch your eye with large windows full of homemade cakes and scones that will make your mouth water and the dedicated team comprising of orbert, onika, asmine, emma and Carmen, help im achieve his goal of offering the best taste of Cornwall. o, when you’re exploring this beautiful part of Cornwall’s north coast, whether at the beaches or along the outh West Coast ath make sure to fit in a visit to im’s place and tuck into a hearty breakfast, sumptuous lunch or divine dinner filled with a selection of the most delectable local produce available.


Foundry Street, Wadebridge PL27 7NW 01208 812550 enq uiries@timothydean.co.uk www.timothydean.co.uk


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mmerse yourself in our new Kitchen and Bathroom Showroom at Tamar Trading in Bodmin. We are one of Cornwall’s leading independent Builders’ Merchants, offering a great service and wide range of products to retail customers, DIY enthusiasts and to the trade. We’ve gathered together a collection of beautiful kitchens and bathrooms, ready for you to explore and experience. Talk to our designers about the perfect kitchen or bathroom for your home and choose from both contemporary and classic styles, which offer great quality at a price that’s as appealing as the designs themselves. Visit our showrooms to see for yourself, call us to arrange an appointment or visit our website for more information.

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win trophies and rosettes. It’s also a superb opportunity to discover some of the very best food and drink Cornwall has to offer and, with more than 1,000 trade stands, it’s a paradise for those in search of a little retail therapy, too! A programme of entertainment runs pretty much around the clock with the action unfolding across the showground, so wherever you are at whatever time, there’s no shortage of fun for kids and adults alike. Find out what’s on this year and buy tickets online by visiting www.royalcornwallshow.org

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t this year’s Royal Cornwall Show, which takes place from Thursday 6th until Saturday 8th June, there’s something for everybody! This is the county’s premier annual event, one that’s brim-full of exhibits and entertainment, so it’s no wonder that over 120,000 people attend each year! This event is at the very heart of Cornwall’s farming and rural community, yet it attracts show-goers from far and wide, from town and country alike, with a wealth of things to see and do, plus thousands of animals of all shapes and sizes aiming to

ON THE COVER Don’t miss the action at this year’s show! Image courtesy of Jayphotos www.jayphotos.co.uk


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News & views FROM THE SHOW

Introducing Bodhi Practice

Live the outdoor highlife with

Kernow Fires

This multidisciplinary alternative healthcare practice offers a high standard of care in a range of different therapies by experienced, professional, caring and intuitive practitioners. The range of therapies, treating all ages from infants to the elderly, includes: Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, c imoney Chiropractic, assage (Advanced Clinical, Aromatherapy, espoke, ndian ead, anual ymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy, Swedish, Warm amboo , e exology, inesiology, Facials with natural organic products, eiki and lower ssences. Bodhi Practice is based in the vibrant, inspiring roadside hot spot at awksfield, ust outside Wadebridge on the . ou can park for free on site and enjoy a nurturing treatment to alleviate pain, re-connect with yourself or simply make yourself feel good.

According to founder Victoria: “The Bodhi tree is a sacred tree representing a place of calm and wellbeing. y aim is to create a space where people can come and relax and reconnect with themselves.

The Kernow Fires showroom in Wadebridge will be enjoying a quiet few days while the Royal Cornwall Show takes place, however this year, the team are excited to be taking part as an exhibitor too! One of their uropean fire manufacturers, orso, will be joining them at the Royal Cornwall Showground, where they’ll be exhibiting an exciting range of outdoor living and cooking systems including living rooms, barbeque huts, barbe ues and fires.

To book your treatment, you can contact the practitioner directly – details are listed on each therapist’s page on the odhi ractice website.

o, if you fancy having the fire and cooker showroom to yourself – take a small detour from the tra c and visit ernow ires, or if you are visiting the show, why not stop a while with orso and ernow ires and discover how you can make the most of your outdoor lifestyle?

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Kernow Stone announces exciting next step amily run by five generations of the artin family with a proud Cornish identity, Kernow Stone is pleased to announce an exciting move to a bigger, centrally located premises with a larger showroom and factory space, later this year! This comes after recent investment in staff and machinery, as well as superb organic growth which, together, mean this exemplary company is now busier than ever and more able to produce quality work within your home pro ect timescale.

ales anager, om tells us We continue to work with Cornish people, builders and businesses to create dream homes. We’ll be exhibiting at the Cornwall ome and ifestyle how, so be sure to come and say hi’ to our friendly team if you’re there Kernow Stone offers superb service and stunning products at a fair price, but don’t just take our word for it; head to the website and read the team’s glowing testimonials for yourself! For more information visit www.kernowstone.co.uk


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CORNWALL’S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE Discover the Duchy’s historic industrial past with The Cornish Bed Company who, to this day, continue to utilise traditional techniques.


he Cornish Bed Company, located in the heart of Cornwall, rejects soulless mass production, choosing instead to embrace the county’s long industrial heritage. Cornwall is steeped in a rich industrial history, which dates back as far as the medieval period, when its mineral resources were first exploited. he county thrived in the 18th and 19th centuries as a business powerhouse in metal mining, quarrying and china clay production. Diverse artisanal skills and traditional crafting techniques arose around the raw materials that were prevalent across the region and the skills developed and honed by Cornish craftsmen have been passed down from generation to generation, and are still in use around Cornwall today. Just down the road from China clay country and the Cornish ‘Alps’, is the Cornish Bed Company, a manufacturer of bespoke beds that pays homage to the craftsmanship of its Victorian forefathers. Located in an old railway depot formally used for the transportation of mining materials, the company’s roots are steeped in history and all things Victorian, from the

foundry it operates from, to the artisan beds it produces. Its foundry in Par is one of the last in the country to cast iron, brass, and nickel beds by hand using traditional techni ues. he company embraces Cornwall’s industrial heritage and leads the charge against mass production to offer customers something more personal that will last a lifetime. irector at he Cornish ed Company, Garry Smith, tells us: “We champion authenticity and craftsmanship – it really is as far from the production line as you could get. It’s great to be able to add to the county’s long industrial heritage. he manufacturing process for Victorian bed frames in the 19th century used the same hand pouring and intricate polishing methods that we employ today. We are producing antiques for the future, heirlooms and pieces of workmanship that will last for many generations.” When you visit he Cornish ed Company’s foundry you have the opportunity to witness this time-honoured manufacturing process first hand. ts iron beds have a modest birth, beginning life as lengths of seamless tubes which are laid across a base of set moulds. An engineer with the steadiest hands in

MAIN The Cornish Bed Company produces some of the finest beds on the market BELOW Championing traditional techniques


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ABOVE More than just beds, these are heirlooms waiting to be passed down RIGHT Employing the utmost attention to detail

Cornwall proceeds to use a ladle to spoon molten zinc, which reaches temperatures of 470°C, from the nearby furnace, pouring it into the mould cavities. As it cools, the zinc solidifies and is knocked free. At this stage, a signature self-locking system is used to attach the side rails to the head and foot of the bed, guaranteeing longevity. An individual serial number is then stamped onto the knuckle, providing a mark of authenticity for each customer. he bed frame is then degreased by hand before powder coating is applied using an electrostatic gun, and cured in an oven reaching temperatures of C. he baked skin of paint is thicker and more durable than its conventional counterpart, and extremely unlikely to chip. We’re confident that we produce some of the finest beds found anywhere and we’re proud that we do it all in Cornwall,” arry explains. Like the Cornish mining diaspora, Cornish beds can be found anywhere in the world. From the urban scenes of Minneapolis in America, to the tranquil setting of the Scottish Highlands, each bespoke bed showcases the work of Cornwall’s industrial

forefathers to a global audience. he Cornish ed Company is not alone either. As our lives become increasingly virtual, there’s now a growing awareness of provenance and, as a result, Cornwall is now filled with artisan businesses ying the ag for sustainability and building items using traditional techniques. Companies such as kin int ighting and tter urfboards have oined he Cornish ed Company in championing Cornwall’s long and successful industrial heritage. ou can find he Cornish ed Company at he oyal Cornwall how this year, where they will be exhibiting from th until th une.


24 Roundhouse, Harbour Rd Par PL24 2BB 01726 825182 sales@cornishbeds.co.uk www.cornishbeds.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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AT THE CUTTING EDGE Discover the latest technologies to be introduced to Wadebridge Dental practice at the Royal Cornwall Show.


adebridge Dental is forging a path for modern dentistry techniques in Cornwall; the team has recently installed two new scanners. The intra-oral scanner is a brand new technology that scans your mouth so you don’t have to have moulds or impressions done, making it extremely useful for treating patients with a sensitive gag re ex. t s useful when having crowns, bridges, whitening trays, implants or anything else that needs an impression. t can also create a before and after’ image so that you can see a visual representation of how your new smile will look, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to have a complete understanding of what your end result will be like. The practice has also installed a CBCT scanner, making it one of only a handful of practices in the UK to offer this facility. This innovative new technology is used to produce incredibly accurate and detailed images, which are extremely beneficial in detecting and diagnosing oral health problems and are an excellent aid in planning a course of treatment. An example of how the technology helps is that it allows dentists to see exactly where to place implants in the mouth. ndeed, it is so useful that Wadebridge ental often receive referrals from other practices

that don’t have the equipment or facilities! To discover more make sure to visit the Wadebridge ental team at the oyal Cornwall Show this year where the intra-oral scanner will be displayed, and be available to scan your mouth allowing you to see the innovative technology first hand. However, it’s not all about your smile. Wadebridge Dental are also experts in facial aesthetics and offer a range of skincare, otox, fillers, non surgical facelifts and an eight-point facelift with complimentary consultations, so you can talk to the experts and discuss what will work best for you. The combination of both dental treatments and facial aesthetics means that Wadebridge ental provide an all encompassing service to help you look and feel your best. So, if you want to smile more brightly this year or make your skin glow with radiance then get in touch with Wadebridge ental today. Or, to speak to the experienced team in a more informal setting, be sure to visit their stand at this year’s oyal Cornwall how.

MAIN The Wadebridge Dental team INSET The intra-oral scanner being used at the show BELOW Dentists Melissa and Andrew Taylor


7-8 Park Pl, Wadebridge PL27 7EA 01208 813816 info@wadebridgedentalcare.co.uk www.wadebridgedentalcare.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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Smiles from anywhere? If you’re not happy with your current LPG supplier, why not talk to us? We’re one of the UK’s major suppliers, and we go above and beyond for our customers. Our fleet of friendly drivers is just one of the reasons they stay with us. Switching is so easy It won’t cost a penny, it’s hassle-free and we’ll liaise with your existing LPG supplier. You can even keep your tank.

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BREATHTAKING BATHROOMS Get the inspiration you need to realise your dream bathroom with a trip to Plumbase Wadebridge’s brand new showroom. ABOVE Want to finally install that dream bathroom? INSET Plumbase, one of the south west's best plumbers merchants


DISCOVER MORE For inspiration on your new bathroom, head to the Plumbase website and download the company’s ‘Big Bathroom Book’ – a downloadable guide to allthings bathroom that Plumbase can offer. Visit www.plumbase. co.uk/brochures


f you’re joining the ranks of those looking to improve their homes, a new bathroom may well be high on your agenda. If so, you might be interested to know that the team at Plumbase in Wadebridge has just had a new bathroom showroom installed! First established on Trenant Industrial Estate in 2002, Plumbase Wadebridge is part of a wider brand that has grown to be one of the best plumbers merchants in the south west, with a network of 200 branches nationwide. Completed and ready this month, if you’re looking to update your bathroom or completely tear out the old and fit something brand new, ustin, tuart, Dave, Richard or Tom will be more than happy to show you around and give you the inspiration you need. The team pride themselves on their service and stock and no problem is too big or too small. They’ll always do their utmost to help you find solutions to suit your needs and budget, also providing a free local delivery service for larger items that can’t be collected from the stores. o what will you find in the new showroom? Actually, the better question

would be what won’t you find?’ rom sanitary ware, baths and screens, to furniture, mirrors and cabinets, Plumbase has an impressive selection for you to choose from. erhaps you’re hoping to find a solution to combat mould, or looking to shine a light on your brand new bathroom; if so, you’ll find ventilation and lighting solutions aplenty, along with radiators, towel rails and, of course, all kinds of showers, taps and other fittings. he team will even walk you through a selection of tiles and ooring, including under oor heating, perfect for those in search of a little luxury. Whether you’re thinking traditional or contemporary, small changes or complete refit, if your bathroom has seen better days be sure to head to the new bathroom showroom at Plumbase Wadebridge and check out the vast array of options for yourself!


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DO YOU WISH YOU HAD A BETTER SMILE? WE CAN HELP. How often have you looked in the mirror, wishing you had a better smile? Few of us have naturally perfect teeth, but with the help of the experienced team at Pure Dental Health we can help create a natural healthy smile to be proud of. Our services range from general dental care and hygiene to orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and implants, periodontics and endodontics.

SMILE MAKEOVERS The team at Pure has extensive knowledge of cosmetic dentistry, we are able to combine multiple treatment techniques that can give you a beautiful smile. With this knowledge we can deliver your treatment using the most conservative and minimally invasive methods. Helping to preserve and protect your teeth for the rest of your life, whilst creating your new smile. Giving you your confidence back to smile, laugh and know you are in safe hands.

FREE HAND BONDING Composite resin filling material can be used to replace the broken edge of a tooth, improve proportions and form of teeth, and can be used to redesign your whole smile. It is minimally invasive as the material is applied directly to the tooth surface. This technique can be used to address your concerns over the appearance of your teeth often in just a single visit, which in turn offers significant financial savings over conventional porcelain veneers.

MERCURY FREE DENTISTRY We believe that teeth should look like teeth no matter where they are in your mouth. We use tooth coloured materials that are bonded into place providing beautiful aesthetics and help to straighten the teeth. We are proud to say we have been mercury free since new ownership in 2015.

IMPLANT DENTISTRY (SMILE IN A DAY)HAVE HAD Enlighten’s guaranteed In In suitable patients we can replace a conventional removable denture with a fixed restoration in just one day! We use a revolutionary approach that has radically changed the replacement of lost teeth. We can now remove failing teeth, place new implants and provide a fixed full restoration in a single day. This approach to dental treatment allows you to rediscover the feeling of being able to smile with confidence and it allows you to begin to enjoy eating again. The benefits of this type of treatment includes shorter treatment times and lower costs.






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Achieve your health goals with support and help from personal trainer, Johnny Lawrence PT.

MAIN RIGHT Get the motivation you need with personal training sessions


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ohnny Lawrence is a personal trainer based in Perranwell who strives to help his clients make the changes necessary to achieve a more balanced lifestyle. With a private gym space located within the grounds of his home and more than 12 years’ experience in personal training, Johnny provides a tailored service that revolves around his clients’ lifestyle and how they can put together a programme that most suits their needs and that is, above all, sustainable. “I consider myself a people centred trainer,” explains Johnny, “my whole philosophy is if I can understand the person and the way that they live and behave then we can start putting in place a programme that makes it easier to lose weight rather than harder.” he benefits of having a private training facility are easy to imagine; it means that you have complete autonomy of all the exercise machines, so no hanging around waiting for them to be free; you’re not tied to gym times or memberships and you can focus on your programme with help from an experienced health professional dedicated to working with you. Helen Tite describes what her experience training with Johnny has been like. “I’m

a trainer myself and wanted to work with someone I could trust and someone who could guide me – I was going through health problems at the time so needed that assurance,” Helen explains. “From the offset it was clear that Johnny is an incredibly kind and approachable person, and I immediately knew that I could train with him in confidence, and with confidence too.




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ABOVE Enjoy complete autonomy of exercise machines in Johnny's private gym TOP RIGHT Start your fitness journey in a supportive and inspiring enviroment

Through working with Johnny, you are supported on your journey to achieving your goals and often, Johnny’s clients will go on to surpass theirs. Helen continues: “He really does instil so much confidence in you and because he’s got that faith in you, you then go on to achieve things that you never would have thought possible at the start of your journey… I didn’t think I could deadlift 140 kilos and bench 85 kilos – they’re big heavy weights and I never would have thought that it was possible, but now I surprise myself frequently and I always leave with the biggest smile on my face.” Johnny promotes a safe environment in his private gym, he doesn't intimidate his clients into achieving their goals, he supports and motivates them on their journey – whether it's weight loss, gaining self confidence, toning or strength training. Helen elaborates: “I think because it’s such a personal facility you don’t feel overwhelmed as you sometimes do in bigger gyms. The private, personal training centre is just ideal for people who are goal setting and are on a mission. It’s nice to have privacy with no distractions.” t the start of your fitness ourney you have an initial consultation where Johnny will get

to know you and what your goals are. You’ll then have a physical assessment, after which you can start working towards your goals with an exercise regime tailored to you. “I would absolutely recommend him to anyone,” Helen enthuses, “he’s discreet and such a nice person to train with. He’s not an intimidating trainer at all and it’s a very supportive environment to be in.” o, if you have a specific goal in mind that you want to work towards or you simply want to make the move and start your fitness journey, then make sure to get in touch and discover what could be possible for you with Johnny’s support and guidance.

BELOW Johnny's client Helen Tite

JOHNNY LAWRENCE PT Perranwell Station TR3 7AU 07763 568367 hello@johnnylawrencept.com www.johnnylawrencept.com

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FROM SANCTUARY Head to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, where you can meet the rescued seal pups and hear their individual stories.


he Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek rescues and rehabilitates over 70 seal pups every season. As we approach the end of pupping season, it’s fair to say that it’s been another busy one for the Rescue and Rehabilitation team! The seal pupping season is from September until March, which unfortunately is also the period of time in the UK when we receive the worst storms and roughest seas. This means seal pups have a lot to contend with during the early stages of their lives. A pup may need to come to the sanctuary for a variety of reasons. It could be malnourishment, that it’s been separated from its mother too early or been found entangled in marine litter. This season, a very special pup named Hope unfortunately found herself at the sanctuary due to a serious wound on her neck – the result of marine litter entanglement. Hope was rescued from Gunwalloe beach by Zoe, a member of the sanctuary’s Rescue Team, after being alerted by a member of the public who was concerned about the pup’s welfare. Thankfully, after going through rehabilitation at the sanctuary, Hope’s wound healed nicely and she was released back into the wild in March. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary relies heavily on members of the public getting in touch

when they discover a seal in trouble, and without this vital help the team would not be able to do their pup rehabilitation work every year. This year, the sanctuary launched its brand new beach signage around local beaches in Cornwall. The signage was made in collaboration with several charities and organisations, as a guide for the public when out and about on the beaches. It includes what to do if they come across a seal, as well as who to call and some tips on how to protect local wildlife and look after our beaches. Supplied and maintained by the sanctuary, the signage is available for any local beach that would like one installed. Simply call the sanctuary and the team will be happy to organise the rest! Although pup season is now coming to an end, the sanctuary still has lots of rescued pups for you to meet as they make their recovery, as well as the resident animals, each with their own amazing rescue story and individual character.

LEFT Meet Squidge, one of the sanctuary's resident penguins ABOVE Meet the seal pups on their journey to recovery

CORNISH SEAL SANCTUARY Gweek TR12 6U G 01326 221361 sealsanctuary.sealifetrust.org

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SHOWC ASE Introducing the superb products and services from some of our favourite Cornish businesses.


s temperatures begin to soar and with summer just around the corner, we can’t wait to start making the most of the weather by getting out and exploring the best that Cornwall has to offer. As a start, we’ve handpicked a superb selection of Cornish products and services from businesses across the Duchy, from cutting-edge gadgets, to award-winning architecture, to some of the best Cornish made tipples you’re likely to find


The height of technology Stormfront

Stormfront is the UK’s largest Apple Premium Reseller with 23 stores nationwide. Opening in Truro in 2009, Stormfront has been assisting local customers in purchasing, servicing and training on Apple products ever since. The expert team can advise on the best Apple device to suit your needs and answer any questions about Apple that you may have. Stormfront also offers a three-year guarantee on all Apple devices, included at no extra cost, alongside exible payment options, free and fast home deliveries for online orders, as well as an old device trade-in service for in-store credit. www.stormfront.co.uk

Summer's top tipple

Unlock your home's potential

The Wine House Cornwall

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Summer is on the horizon and when the days heat up and the evenings get longer there’s nothing quite like sitting back with a glass of something refreshing in hand. We love filling our ice cube trays with fruit and herbs,” says Wine House owner John McCormick. “They look great and are an easy way to complement your favourite gin.” And when it comes to gin, why not try Wrecking Coast Clotted Cream Gin with a cream tea? It doesn’t matter whether you put your gin in first or your tonic ust be sure to get the jam and cream the right way round!

With a bespoke feasibility study from CSA Architects, you could well be on your way to transforming your house into your dream home! This design led, RIBA Chartered practice in Truro is run by motivated and highly experienced individuals, each driven by a passion for high quality design that’s focused on their clients’ individual aspirations. Why not get in touch with the studio for a free initial chat?

The Wine House


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A tempting tipple

Little piece of Cornwall

Curio Spirits Company

Phil Needham’s gorgeous hand drawn illustration prints showcase some of the most iconic and picturesque locations in Cornwall in Phil’s own unique style. Printed using professional Canon printer inks for long lasting colour, these are available in A3 from the Little piece of Cornwall online store, alongside a fabulous selection of other products from brands ‘born and bred’ in Cornwall.

Added to the award-winning Curio Spirits range is a new gin that takes its creativity from handpicked blueberries grown on the Helford, full of Cornish character. Curio Blueberry is fruity on the nose with a tang of lime – a soothing gin with a pleasing personality and a depth of avour designed to be sipped neat on ice or with a premium mixer such as Fentimans Rose Lemonade. Why not try the Tom Collins Cocktail? Made with 50ml Curio Blueberry Gin, a 25ml shot of sugar syrup and a 25ml shot of lemon juice, poured in that order with ice, topped with soda, stirred and garnished with a twist of lemon peel.




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Properties to call home

The Roseland, South Cornwall

Falmouth, South Cornwall

Attractive semi-detached cottage, private rear landscaped gardens, off road parking, garage, two reception rooms, three bedrooms, 1319 sq ft, EPC=D

Grade II listed townhouse, views over Falmouth town and Bay, south facing front garden, four bedrooms, one bedroom annexe, double garage, 2025 sq ft

Guide £320,000 | Freehold

Guide £750,000 | Freehold

Launceston, East Cornwall

Nr Truro, Mid Cornwall

Versatile and spacious contemporary barn conversion, picturesque rural location, lawned enclosed rear gardens, six bedrooms, annexe, 4372 sq ft, EPC=F

Attractive detatched house in a pretty rural hamlet, convenient location, two reception rooms, three bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms, 1893 sq ft, EPC=E

Guide £775,000 | Freehold

1.4 acres

Guide £650,000 | Freehold

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01872 243 200

Nr Truro, Mid Cornwall

Feock, South Cornwall,

Riverside village location, nearby active marina, balconies with river views, four double bedrooms, terraced gardens, double garaging, 1921 sqft, EPC=B

Peaceful Grade II listed creekside cottage, includes ownership of the foreshore and mooring, direct water access, terraced gardens, three bedrooms, 1301 sq ft

Guide £795,000 | Freehold

Guide £650,000 | Freehold

Feock, South Cornwall

Mousehole, West Cornwall

Family home set in an idyllic location, large south west facing terrace and landscaped gardens, garden room, four bedrooms, double garage, 3,344 sq ft, EPC=C

Grade II listed harbourside appartment, mesmerising views, beautifully refurbished, study, three en suite bedrooms, ideal home or investment, 1294 sq ft

Guide £1.3 million | Freehold

Excess £800,000 | Leasehold 999 years

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Little Petherick


Situated in the pretty hamlet of Little Petherick within a short drive of both picturesque Padstow and vibrant Wadebridge, is this unique three bedroom Victorian cottage standing handsome and proud within beautifully tended well stocked gardens that border the gently flowing Little Petherick creek. This picturesque location, adjacent to the bridge in Little Petherick, is pleasantly unexpected – hidden away behind tall wooden gates to reveal a private, enclosed and enchanting setting. EPC D

Mawgan Porth


Tucked away within a sought after cul-de-sac and perched above the dramatic headland, beach and sea of Mawgan Porth sits this recently modernised three bedroom detached home with a lower ground floor annexe with exciting potential. The property has permitted planning permission for extension and reconfiguration to create a contemporary five bedroom family home of 2425 square feet using the full width of the plot to capture the stunning views. The property benefits from far reaching views of the ocean and a wonderful vista of the cliffs and beach as well as inland Mawgan Porth. The property has a wonderfully deep and wide plot with a large south west facing rear lawned and well stocked garden, large detached garage and ample driveway parking. EPC D



This super stylish & contemporary three bedroom home with enclosed garden, garage & parking is chain free & located in a new residential area just a short walk from the harbour, restaurants & shops of the vibrant & picturesque town of Padstow. The property is impeccably presented with an inviting open plan living space, three bedrooms, sleek integrated kitchen and stylish bespoke bathrooms. With a calming neutral palette and soft pile carpets which compliment the engineered oak floors, this home has a harmonious flow and an enormous amount of natural light. EPC B

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Sat in a most enviable elevated position overlooking the Camel Estuary within the highly sought after, historic and picturesque fishing village of Padstow, this beautiful three bedroom bungalow has recently undergone a complete and comprehensive renovation to a stylish and high quality nature boasting a stunning backdrop with superb far reaching views of the Camel Estuary, the iron bridge and beyond. Noteworthy features include oak flooring and doors, a cast iron gas fire, underfloor heating in the bathrooms, a jacuzzi bath, low wattage LED recessed feature lighting and outside lighting, a soft neutral decor, contemporary grey heated towel rails, insulated loft with loft ladder, grey UPVC double glazed windows and French doors and grey aluminum bi-fold doors. EPC C

Port Isaac


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

Rock Road, Rock


Situated within an exclusive private development of five similar yet distinguishable newly constructed contemporary homes, this five bedroom detached house has been completed to an extremely high caliber with an acute attention to detail which embodies over 2600 square feet of expansive, light and distinctly modern accommodation and a host of high specification fixtures, fittings and technology. Situated close to the center of the desirable coastal hotspot of Rock, the property demonstrates a wonderful opportunity for a potential buyer seeking a low maintenance yet substantial permanent home, holiday home or holiday let close to the coast. EPC C


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CARLEEN, EXCEPTIONAL DETACHED FIVE BEDROOM PROPERTY AT THE FOOT OF TREGONNING HILL – ASKING PRICE £535,000 Purchased as their ‘home for life’ in 2015, this detached five bedroom property has virtually undergone a re-build with no expense spared! It is only now due to a change of personal plans that this high quality home is coming to the market. The list of improvements is extensive with some of the main ones including a new slate tiled roof, new central heating, plumbing and mains water system, new kitchen, new bathrooms, new double glazed windows and patio doors, new electric wiring including IT Cat 6 cabling throughout, new external drainage, landscaped gardens and much more! Located near to the end of an adopted quiet no through road in the delightful rural hamlet of Carleen, the larger village of Breage is approximately one and a half miles away where there is a 15th Century Church, Public House, shop/Post Office and primary school. From Breage there is good access to Helston (5 miles) and Penzance (10 miles) with the iconic fishing village of Porthleven and the glorious beach at Praa Sands plus the coastal walks all within a ten to fifteen minute drive. Sure to appeal to the discerning purchaser, this spacious property which is tastefully presented throughout, would make a superb family home or indeed a large home with the opportunity to utilise some of the rooms for a dependent relative and to fully appreciate the high quality of the re-build along with the spacious accommodation on offer, your earliest appointment to view is highly recommended. EPC – C – 69

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HILLCREST, HELSTON, STUNNING FIVE BEDROOM FAMILY HOME IN EXCLUSIVE LOCATION ‘OFFERS OVER’ £400,000 Located on one of the most prestigious and sought after streets in Helston within easy walking distance of the town and local schools this property has undergone an extensive and comprehensive program of refurbishment and extension and now offers impeccably presented and superbly flexible five bedroom accommodation. Arranged over three floors the property offers a basement level with additional independent access. It is currently set up as a family ‘den’ with some utility space, a cloakroom and a generous storage area. The ground floor comprises the living space consisting of a contemporary kitchen with dining area, sitting room enjoying townscape and rural views, three bedrooms and a stylish wet room with full bath. The first floor boasts two further generous double bedrooms, one of which enjoys a large en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath. Externally there is a driveway offering off road parking and a garage. The large landscaped plot includes lawned gardens, a raised patio to the front taking full advantage of the views and a secluded decked area to the rear adjacent to the dining area. An opportunity to acquire a family home of this quality in this location is extremely rare and we would recommend an early viewing to fully appreciate the scope, quality and versatility of the accommodation on offer. EPC – C – 69

TREBARVAH LANE, BETWEEN PERRANUTHNOE AND MARAZION, CONTEMPORARY DESIGN WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS - ASKING PRICE £700,000 A very attractive detached modern home set within a large plot backing onto open farmland and boasting truly stunning coastal views taking in Mounts Bay and St Michael’s Mount. The property has been built to a very high specification with an eye catching contemporary style. Large feature windows and a first floor balcony take full advantage of the sensational vista. The property is arranged with reverse level accommodation to compliment the views on offer. The first floor offers the principle accommodation with an impressive open plan room with plenty of natural light incorporating a lounge area, dining area, stunning kitchen and an office. The master bedroom has a large floor to ceiling window with exceptional views and also boasts a good size en suite bathroom. The ground floor provides an inner hallway, two double bedrooms, an en suite bathroom and an additional main family bathroom. Access to the integral large garage is provided from the inner hallway. To the outside, ample driveway parking is provided to the front of the property whilst to the rear seaward facing side is a large enclosed garden. Offered for immediate sale with no chain, we strongly recommend a viewing of this property to appreciate the accommodation and views to the absolute full. EPC – B – 82

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Devoran DETACHED COTTAGE WITH STUNNING CREEK VIEWS AND WATER FRONTAGE Occupying a magical spot just above Restronguet Creek and facing due south with uninterrupted water views and approximately 144 feet of direct water frontage. The cottage is located along the Old Tram Road which is a single track lane that connects the hamlets of Point and Penpol to Devoran which is within walking distance. The accommodation includes two double bedrooms (master en-suite), sitting room, ďŹ tted kitchen, bathroom and dining room which enjoys the best of the views. The property is double glazed with modern electric heating. Outside is a very private garden which enjoys the creek views and steps lead down to the foreshore where there is space to keep kayaks, dinghies etc. Endless boating opportunities and a wildlife haven - not to be missed! EPC - G

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A flexible, large four double bedroom detached bungalow configured as two homes in one, ideal for multi generational living. Landscaped sunny garden with village views and detached garage/ utility with ample driveway parking for 6+vehicles. EPC commissioned. Main Office 31 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2LS T: 01872 272622 CL--85--AD--Clive Pearce Property--1.00.indd 1

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16 High Street almouth TR11 2AB Trevennan Cottage, Flushing £325,000 - EPC F

College Green, Penryn OIRO £285,000 - EPC C

The Bell House, Penryn £485,000 - EPC E

Apartment, High Street, Falmouth £192,500 - EPC D

Marlborough Avenue, Falmouth £360,000 - EPC D

Apartment, Grove Place, Falmouth £160,000 - EPC D

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Guide Price ÂŁ375,000 Picture Perfect! Nestled away within the sought-after village of St Mabyn, this charming Grade II listed stone cottage could be the perfect home, second home or holiday let. Beautifully presented with an abundance of original character features, a super conservatory, picturesque gardens, a detached garage, parking and a carport! It is quite simply stunning!


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DON’T MISS OUT! Since launching the New Heli Heroes campaign, Cornwall Air Ambulance has been inundated with requests and so far, over 200 names will appear on the new helicopter. With only a limited number available, don’t miss the chance to fly with them on every lifesaving mission!

ornwall Air Ambulance is giving supporters the chance to have their name on the new helicopter as part of its ‘New Heli Hero’ scheme. The life-saving charity is offering a limited number of places on the new AW169 air ambulance. For a minimum donation of £100 your name will feature on the base of the aircraft as it goes to the aid of seriously sick and injured patients across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. As a New Heli Hero, supporters will also receive a certificate and see their name on a dedicated board, which will take pride of place at Cornwall Air Ambulance headquarters in Newquay. The fundraising scheme is part of the £2.5m New Heli Appeal to bring a new air ambulance to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by April 2020. Whether it’s your name or a loved one’s, become a New Heli Hero and you’ll be helping to save more time and more lives, with a bigger and faster helicopter. Thomas Hennessy Jones, Critical Care Paramedic tells us: “We have a really exciting opportunity for our supporters to play a part in every mission that we y by becoming a New Heli Hero. With your

name on the helicopter you’ll y alongside the crew to the roads, the cliffs and the homes of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, we want to reach more people and we want to save more lives and we really need to get everyone on board.” You can secure a name place for a minimum donation of £100. Places are limited and will be registered on a first come first served basis. my ichards, ew Heli Appeal Manager tells us: “Become a ew eli ero and you’ll play a significant role in bringing a new air ambulance to the county which will serve the people of Cornwall for the next 20 years.” So, if you want to be part of the collaborative effort to bring a new helicopter to Cornwall then make sure to get in touch and discover more on the Cornwall Air Ambulance website.

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