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t feels like summer has finally arrived in Cornwall, and what better way to celebrate than getting out on the water. In our cover feature this month, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to wax lyrical about one of my favourite past times...sailing! hether aboard a boat, or watching the action from the shore, there is something really quite magical about boats with the wind in their sails. Turn to page 28 and find out more about how to get out on the water this season; young or old, beginner or expert, there is something for everyone. Falmouth is undeniably the south coast’s sailing capital and so, with the eagerly anticipated Falmouth eek almost upon us, we’ve been out and about discovering some of this cosmopolitan town’s exciting shops and businesses – turn to page 34 to disover more. As ever, this issue is packed full of properties, interiors, places to stay, art and a whole host of foodie favourites. So, wherever you’re exploring, be sure to pack a sunhat and a copy of Cornwall Living and you’ll have everything you need for the perfect summer.

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Now that summer’s here, where better to make the most of the sun than Fowey? This gorgeous town by the sea has so much to keep you occupied, perfect for making your break by the coast truly memorable. As well as relaxing days at the beach, why not get the inside track on Fowey, Polruan or Lostwithiel with a guided walk? Alternatively, further afield, you can experience foodie delights at Mevagissey Feast Week (28th June until 4th July next year), or soak up the region’s sailing traditions at the Looe Lugger Regatta. There’s so much and more to enjoy in this wonderful pocket of Cornwall, and Lantic Bay Holidays can help you make the

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The team have also recently expanded their accommodation offering, meaning up to 20 of your friends and family can stay on Scorrier Estate during your wedding weekend.

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The venue you’ve been dreaming of With amazing outdoor locations for your wedding ceremony and over ten acres of historic gardens for photos, Scorrier House makes the perfect summer wedding venue. Even if the famed Cornish mizzle does threaten, the house has one of the largest and most spectacular interiors of any wedding venue in the county. Seat 120 in one room and then take your first dance in the grand drawing room!

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Let the viewings commence! This is the last tip in My Place in Cornwall’s three-part series about preparing your home for viewings. If you haven’t seen the others in the series, be sure to check out the link at the end of this article. To stay on top and always give the right first impression of your property, it’s important that you do a spot check of every room before you go out for the day and let your agent carry out viewings. Here are four simple steps to preparing in just 15 minutes: Step one: ready, steady, hoover! Step two: open the windows and get a good flow of fresh air. Step three take your pets, children and grandchildren out. Step four: draw subtle attention to the

positives. If you choose My Place in Cornwall as your agent the team is happy to provide advice like this to help you achieve the easy wins when getting ready to sell your property. For more information call 01208 813874 or visit www.myplaceincornwall.co.uk/spring

Let the sunshine in with Bude Windows It’s easy to see the benefits of adding a sun room to your home; it provides more space, brings more light into your home and looks great too. Bude Windows and Conservatories provide advanced sun room solutions such as fully insulated ‘Warm Roof’ designs. So, your new room will be quiet and comfortable all year round. Meaning that instead of having a part-time sun room, you’ll be able to relax, sit back and enjoy your living space all year round. A range of beautiful roof tile and slate swatches to choose from and optional skylights will also enhance the feel of your new living space. The pictured project shows a recent installation in north Cornwall carried out by the fully qualified team of builders and conservatory installers.


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exciting new spa range The naturally therapeutic (and completely legal) effects of CBD oils derived from organically grown cannabis are forming the basis of pioneering spa treatments at Budock Vean Hotel. The Natural Health Spa Manager, Martina Crkonona, is an expert in Chinese and herbal medicine. She tells us: “Our decision to add CBD to our spa menu is beyond being ‘on trend’ and is based on the vast therapeutic potential of cannabinoids. We are very excited to incorporate CBD into our spa as part of our efforts to source the best in wellness solutions for our guests and clients.” CBD, the non-toxic, non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant has an incredible healing range and can help some of the biggest national health concerns such as pain, sleep, mood and stress. Natural Health Spa clients can choose their treatment and then build and enhance their experience with the CBD therapy range – all of which is lab-tested and certified to the highest standards. For more information call 01326 252101 or visit www.budockvean.co.uk/spa/ cbd-spa-treatments


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Holiday home tips In an ongoing series of holiday home tips, we hear from George at Cornish Traditional Cottages about the benefits of Furnished Holiday Lets.

Overlooking Lizard Point, Wavecrest café makes the most of its position on mainland Britain’s most southerly point, with panoramic views. Situated at the start of the South West Coast Path leading to Kynance Cove, it’s the perfect place for a break on your tour of the Lizard, one where you can simply sit and soak up this atmospheric and historic location. The menu combines fresh, seasonal and local produce, with options ranging from sandwiches and light bites, to main meals, all made-to-order. In the mood for coffee, cake or a cream tea? No problem! The team serve their favourite blend of Italian coffee, as well as speciality teas and indulgent hot chocolates. Kids are sure to

love Wavecrest’s milkshake menu, while adults will appreciate the fact that the caf is fully licensed! The Lizard is a dog walker’s haven, with miles upon miles of coast path, beach and countryside for them to explore. Wavecrest understands this, welcoming well-behaved dogs on leads. This means that if you’re out on a family ramble and are planning a pit stop to refuel, your furriest of friends needn’t be left behind! With staggering views, a tantalising menu built from local Cornish fare and plenty of outside seating, Wavecrest café is a must-visit if you’re out and about on the Lizard this summer.

George tells us: “Unlike regular buy-to-let purchases, holiday lets can qualify for significant tax breaks. If your Cornish holiday let meets the conditions for a Furnished Holiday Let (FHL), you have several tax advantages. For example, you can deduct mortgage payments from your expenses and get capital allowances for fixtures and fittings. Making the prospect of renting your property even more tempting. George continues In addition, the property is exempt from council tax and may also be eligible for ero business tax. Did you know? To qualify as an FHL a holiday let in Cornwall must be available for at least 210 days a year and let for a minimum of 105. For more information call 01208 895354 or visit www.corncott.com

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Once seen,

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For more information call 01326 379075 or visit www.just-delights.co.uk

Live-in companionship for holidays & respite

Volunteers are at the heart of everything Cornish charity Cornwall Hospice Care does, with more than a thousand of them working across all departments contributing 2, hours – or 18.5 years – of their time annually. Every hour of contribution enables the charity to expand into new areas, such as community engagement, as well as supporting key departments, including clinical, fundraising and retail.

There’s nothing quite like a little break and time away, to recharge your batteries and recoup your enthusiasm for life. Daily routines can become that little bit drab, even when you really love your lifestyle.

Sally Sandford, Volunteer Services Manager, says you can’t underestimate the value of a volunteer, telling us: “Over the last year our volunteers saved our charity , , 2!

Caring for someone deeply, who needs you to look after their daily tasks, it can be difficult to get away. But now, thanks to Bluebird Care, there is a way to make sure somebody’s on hand to help out and stand in for you, just for a short time while you get your strength back. Bluebird Care offer 2 -hour live-in companionship care for a week or more while you’re away. Bluebird Care’s professionals are trained and supervised, so you can rest assured your loved one is well cared for and supported,

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so you can come back refreshed and invigorated to continue the vital job you do. For more information call 01872 276006 or email midcornwall@bluebirdcare.co.uk

Recently, one of the charity’s longest serving volunteers, Betty Buddle, retired after 2 years. As Tracey Davey, olunteer Coordinator, says It was a sad day. Betty volunteered at St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle from the day it opened and she’s been helping out on the ward ever since. We can only say a huge thank you to her for the difference she’s helped make to so many. For more information call 01726 839156 or visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk





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News & views Authentically Asian flavour at Kahuna If you ever speak to Kahuna owners Ryan and Kelly Mather you’ll soon realise they have plenty of passion and commitment. After their backpacking adventures around South East Asia, they made it their mission to bring an authentic taste of their travels to Newquay. The menu also reflects chef yan’s love of the fresh, clean flavours he experienced while working as a chef in Australia back in 2001. Cornish produce meets delicately spiced ingredients, sourced directly from Asia, in dishes which Nathan Outlaw declared ‘the best pan-Asian food you’ll get in Cornwall’. Kelly describes the interior as a tropical roof terrace with string lights,

A haven for locals Dating back as far as the 13th century, Trevince has long been an important part of the local community. Located in Gwennap, Trevince estate gardens are a popular place for locals to visit regularly thanks to the evolving landscape and variety of plants of horticultural interest. The Cart Shed café is a cosy place to relax with a coffee and a slice of cake after a tranquil stroll through the gardens. Well-behaved dogs on leads are always welcome too, and there’s even free parking! Purchase a locals’ pass and you can visit the gardens as often as you like throughout the season. Along with the Cart Shed café, they are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of September, welcoming visitors to discover and become part of their new story. For more information call 01209 822725 or visit www.trevince.co.uk

lanterns, palms and jungle leaf wallpaper. And now there’s also a tiny trekker in the Mather team! Mum Kelly looks after the front of house while four-year-old Gracie plays an important role as ‘Kahuna Kids’ ambassador, tasting the kids menu to check for quality control. For more information call 01637 850440 or visit www.kahunarestaurant.co.uk

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the Summerhouse The Summerhouse Gallery is a beautiful, welcoming space showcasing the very best of Cornish art. Located just across the water from St Michael’s Mount, the team aims to create the perfect place to discover paintings, jewellery, sculpture and glass in a relaxed setting. The ethos of the gallery is to showcase artists that vary from the well-established to the up-and-coming. Regardless of reputation, the team can put their hands on their hearts and say that each piece has been placed on the wall for one simple reason – they love it! This summer, the team is pleased to introduce abstract artist, Ellie Williams, to the Summerhouse collective. Responding instinctively to each layer with the next, she

explains: “When painting, I use vast layered washes of oil, almost like watercolour. To see Ellie’s work for yourself, be sure to pop into the Summerhouse Gallery. Alternatively, why not head to the website? For more information call 01736 611400 or visit www.summerhousegallery.co.uk

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Become a qualified surf or SUP instructor Change your career or gain extra income by becoming an ASI qualified surfing or stand up paddle boarding S P instructor. ASI is the world’s international governing body for instructors and schools, its head office being located in Bondi beach, Australia, with offices located in ayle on the north Cornish coast. ASI instructor courses are recognised as the world’s finest, and are delivered in Cornwall, across the and worldwide. As an instructor, you can work in Cornwall or travel the world; with ASI you’ll love your role.

You can also become an ASI-accredited surf or S P school, with ASI offering the world’s leading school accreditation scheme and regulations that ensure safe and quality operations. Learn more about ASI’s instructor courses and schools on the ASI website. For more information call 01736 756884 or visit www. c e o sur .co

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Michael Jenkin has been working with bespoke furniture for over ten years, making anything from fine furniture to custom kitchens and fitted bedrooms. ith a passion for fine furniture and a love of surfing, Michael founded Bespoke Surf. Creating all of his work from start to finish, from selecting the raw timber right the way through to the application and buffing at the end of the line. The timbers are handpicked for the aesthetic qualities, with ero stains, dyes or paint used in the process. Every product is handmade with the utmost attention to detail and passion, making each piece one of a kind.

Cornwall is one of the ’s top foodie destinations, and Truro Food Festival is testament to this. Taking place over the weekend from 2 th until 2 th September, the city-wide festival celebrates the very best Cornish food and drink with over 30,000 visitors. Expect to see celebrity and local chef demos, a Cornish Food all packed with local produce, workshops, family fun, gourmet street food, plus live entertainment showcasing the best in local talent. At night there’s plenty of music and dancing, with an array of Cornish beers and ciders, plus a real party atmosphere.

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Kneehigh Theatre’s bespoke pop-up venue is back this summer in a brand new location – the beach! From 2nd August until 22nd September, the Asylum tent will be pitched on Carlyon beach in the heart of St Austell Bay. When you visit you can expect world class theatre from this internationally renowned Cornish company, plus delicious food and drink, live comedy, music and pop-up events. Along with performances of The Dancing Frog and Kneehigh’s Ubu! A Sing-along Satire, Kneehigh will present a wild medley of stunning shows from their friends and collaborators. With parking on site and tickets from just £9, Kneehigh’s

Asylum on Carlyon beach is the perfect way to soak up some culture whilst making the most of a day by the sea, so be sure to add it to your summer diary! For more information call 01872 267912 or visit www.kneehigh.co.uk/asylum

Realise your dream bathroom at Plumbase Wadebridge Plumbase in adebridge was first established on Trenant Industrial Estate in 2002. The wider brand has grown to be one of the best plumbers merchants in the south west, with a network of 200 branches nationwide!

The money you could make by letting your property can be used to fund amazing holidays, home maintenance and makeovers, or simply to boost your income. However, this kind of letting is rarely attractive to traditional letting agents because of the relatively short time periods involved. Instead, owners will typically need to list and market their properties themselves via online. But what if you lack the time or know-how?

Plumbase Wadebridge has just had a new bathroom showroom installed, with the final touches set to be completed by mid April. So, if you’re looking for a new bathroom, Justin, Stuart, Dave, Richard or Tom will be more than happy to show you around and give you the inspiration you need to help create your dream bathroom. At Plumbase Wadebridge, the team pride themselves on their service and stock. No problem is too big or too small, and they’ll always try to help you find solutions to suit your needs. They also provide a free local delivery service for larger items that can’t be collected from the stores. So, if you need

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If you’re the proud owner of a holiday home in Cornwall but find yourself rushed off your feet on changeover days, perhaps local, family run business, Holiday Home Waste Collection Ltd, based in Wadebridge, could be of service.

Play, stay and train with Action Petz Cornwall Owners of Action Petz Cornwall Dog Day Care, Mark and Linda Whatley, were inspired to purchase an Action Petz franchise by their love of dogs and of the Duchy. As Linda puts it: “Where better to open but in Cornwall – the place we have always loved and wanted to be?” Very much a family-run business, Action Petz is the perfect place to leave your dog while you work, shop, run errands or head to the beach for the day. Your furry friends will have fun, getting lots of attention and plenty of love under the care of the professional team of Canine Practitioners. The centre boasts both indoor and outdoor areas for your waggy tailed friends too, meaning they’re guaranteed to have fun come rain or shine. For more information call 01209 842168 or visit www.actionpetz.com/actionpetz-cornwall-dog-day-care

Cornwall Council now classes holiday home waste as commercial waste, meaning it’s no longer dealt with by domestic waste carriers. To have it collected by the Council, holiday homeowners are now required to pay and sign into 12-month contracts, and while the Council does recommend a few other companies, their collection days unfortunately don’t always coincide with changeovers. With this in mind, Holiday Home Waste Collection Ltd introduced a personable collection service to suit individual holiday home owners, offering a unique service and clean bins when guests arrive, without a binding contract, whereby owners can call up at anytime should a callout or any assistance be required. The team offers collections on both the north and south coasts on different changeover days. The service includes the bags and removal of general waste,

as well as glass recycling (by Cornwall Cullet) – sending glass to Yorkshire where it’s used for making light bulbs. Other mixed dry recyclables are sold on, while non-recyclables are incinerated, producing green energy that gets sent straight to the electrical grid. But that’s not all – they recently introduced food recycling too, adding to the long list of services available. Jennifer and her family run team can help you on an ad hoc, or can quote for weekly collections over the course of the year, for properties of all sizes, ultimately ensuring your visitors are not greeted by rubbish bags and piles of recycling when they arrive for their holiday.

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An award-winning Falmouth stay Perfectly situated on a quiet road with sea views over Falmouth Bay, The Rosemary is two minutes’ walk from Gyllyngvase beach and ten minutes from Falmouth town railway station and the town centre. Leave your car behind and explore the beautiful local area from this ideal base, well within reach of the area’s many sights and attractions. The Rosemary is conveniently situated for university open days, graduations and term time visits. The South West Coast Path, hotel conference centres and Falmouth Wood Lane Campus are within walking distance, and it’s just a short drive to Tremough Campus in Penryn. Individually designed bedrooms have super king, double, twin or single beds, plus two family suites. Many rooms have glorious sea views across Falmouth Bay too, and include luxuries that you would normally expect in a larger hotel.

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Start your day with a freshly prepared breakfast made from delicious local ingredients, after all, The Rosemary is recognised by the AA Good Breakfast Award 2019! If you’re looking for AA 4 Star Gold accommodation, be sure to book in at The Rosemary, Falmouth, where you’ll find the warmest welcomes and service that’s second to none. For more information call 01326 314 669 or visit www.therosemary.co.uk Matt Jessop

The guest reception rooms are relaxing and include a licensed bar. There is

seating throughout the lovely south facing garden looking out to sea, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the view with a cooling drink or cream tea.

Over the course of last winter, Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories were invited by Mr and Mrs Dudley-Cooke, owners of Lamorran House, to design and build an orangery sympathetic to the house and to blend with the beautiful gardens. Phil and his team embraced the challenge, completing both on time and in style! Being a sub-tropical Italianate inspired garden, the task was to complete an orangery that would create a quiet area in which to sit and admire Lamorran’s glorious vista, and also be used to complement the wedding venue. Great care was taken to ensure corrosionresistance from the elements – bearing in mind the Roseland peninsula’s exposure to them. Thermal efficiency was also a major consideration during the design, product selection and manufacture, which took place at Philip Whear’s Pool factory showroom. The finished product has been greatly admired by all who visit the beautiful Lamorran Garden, which is open to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information call 01209 215759 or visit www.philipwhear.co.uk

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Take to the seas

with Vertical Blue

Vertical Blue specialise in personalised adventures exploring the best that Cornwall’s coastline has to offer. From their base in the stunning and historic harbour village of Porthleven, the team of guides offer a variety of kayak and paddle board tours, including lessons, private hire and sales. Discover the mines lining the Porthlevento-Rinsey coastline from the water, or head out from the Helford river and discover the Manacles Marine Conservation Zone. One of the most well-known areas for rich marine biodiversity in Cornwall, the Manacles boast amazing snorkeling and a small resident group of grey Atlantic seals. It’s also one of the most treacherous

shipwreck spots in the UK, due to the low-lying reefs that surround them. The team also run overnight and multi-day adventures, tailored to you and perfect for anyone who wants to explore further afield or try your hand at something a little different. For more information call 07551 074488 or visit www.verticalblue.co.uk

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Nestled on Fore Street in the heart of Roche, at the Rock Inn, the team caters for everybody, with a superb food menu and a great selection of drinks at the bar to wash it all down with. In fact, there’s always a superb selection of cask ales to choose from, which is regularly rotated meaning there’s often a new tipple to try when you visit. Ensuring guests of all ages receive the warmest welcome, as well as hosting live music most Saturdays, the Rock Inn is the perfect spot for a pit stop while you’re exploring the area, or why not stay awhile, grab a table and hear what the local musical talent has to offer? Dogs and

children are welcome too, so if you’re planning your summer itinerary, be sure to pencil in a trip to the Rock Inn, Roche. For more information call 01726 890710 or visit www.therockinn.net

With the beautiful weather we’ve been experiencing, there’s no better time to head outdoors and if you’re a coffee lover, then we’ve discovered some brilliant coffee gear to fuel your adventures this season. The Padstow Coffee Company provides coffee lovers with everything you need to make the perfect brew, from the highly portable and popular AeroPress, to travel grinders and moka pots – not to mention that making coffee yourself is cheaper and more sustainable than getting takeout! Director Sarah Prosser explains: “Call into our Padstow shop and we can show you just how easy it is to make good quality coffee on the go.” You’ll see that it’s a lot easier than you think and oh so worth it to make the perfect brew, no matter where you are! For more information call 01841 533828 or visit www.padstowcoffee.co.uk

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Whether you are a budding yachtsman or already an experienced ‘salty seadog’, Cornwall’s sailing waters are a nautical paradise just waiting to be explored.


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urrounded as we are, on almost all sides, by the sea it’s not surprising that sailing is an inherent part of life in Cornwall – especially on the south coast with the port of Falmouth at its epicentre. Sailing, and in fact boats in all their forms, have always played a big part in my own life. Many a happy childhood day was spent with friends messing about in our little rowing boats off the beach at Cadgwith or joining my dad on one his many fishing trips, bringing home a haul of pollack for our tea. If we were really lucky, we would be able to grab a ride out on one of the bigger crabbers, and watch the pots come in filled with juicy crabs and lobsters. Those formative days on the water gave us a taste for adventure and independence, but also a healthy respect for the sea. When we progressed from rowing boats to sail boats, there was no such thing as ‘proper’ sailing tuition. In those days, we adopted a very ‘ eath obinson’ approach to our first taste of sail, pretty much teaching ourselves by trial, error and a lot of capsizing! As my own children reach the same age, they are now afforded the most fantastic opportunity to learn to sail, being taught the essential techniques by experienced instructors…and all for no cost.

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The elford iver Children’s Sailing Trust (hrcst.org.uk), an RYA training centre and a member of RYA OnBoard, was set up in 2005. With an experienced team of adult volunteers, Senior Instructor, Martin Fenton and his team provided lessons for more than 850 local children last year aged between and . These children came from local primary schools, special schools, children excluded from education and, for the first time, a group of home educated children. The trust’s ethos is that there should be no financial barrier to any of their activities and by giving children and young adults in Cornwall access to sailing and other water activities, they can develop confidence, competence and resilience. We head to the Helford every Wednesday evening where Martin is a familiar, smiling face at each of the sailing sessions: “Our aim is to grow not only the sailor but the person. We tailor our sessions to the individual


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COVER FEATURE | sailor, matching a small group of children to a particular instructor who will get to know each school child and young adult’s needs.” I have experienced this first-hand, watching my son go from being a complete novice, not knowing a stern from a bow, a tiller from a mainsheet, to excitedly volunteering to helm a Pico during a brisk easterly out on the Helford and taking part in the fantastic annual school’s regatta. It’s not always plain sailing though as Mike Comyn, Chief Instructor, explains: The environment we work in can be challenging in itself. We go out in all types of weather and sea states, varying the lesson to the conditions and finding a sheltered cove to operate from. By listening to instruction, within the safety net we create, a child is able to overcome basic fears. By doing so, he or she is given a belief in instruction. This belief and trust can then be transferred to the classroom, home and future work environment.” The elford iver is for all. If you are from a poor background in Cornwall you are very unlikely ever to experience the beauty of this wonderful place. We who work the estuary everyday, have no doubt about its impact on our lives and we love to share. We meet children who live less than 10 miles from the coast and yet have never been to the beach! They have no concept of its beauty or how to interact with the sea safely. Our job is to remove these barriers.” To help remove these barriers further the trust was delighted to announce earlier this year that it had been awarded a grant in excess of £1.6m that meant they could start work on an inland water sports centre at


The new HRCST facility at Trevassack Lake will make water sports available to all, throughout the year

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Trevassack Lake. This disused quarry will enable year-round watersports for all as well incorporating adapted holiday lodge accommodation for children with severe disabilities. There will even be a floating classroom allowing young people of all abilities to get out on the water and view marine life through underwater cameras and onboard screens. You don’t have to be resident in Cornwall to take advantage of this amazing opportunity as the trust also offers holiday sailing courses for visiting children. It is grass-roots opportunities such as this that are helping to grow our budding sailors here in Cornwall. From here, children have gone on to captain super yachts in the Med, race in some of the world’s most prestigious yachting events or become sailing instructors themselves. It’s clear that discovering a love of the water at an early age in Cornwall opens many doors, and for some young people it has been the driving force to study marine related subjects at Falmouth Marine School (falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk).

With a school on the site dating back as far as 1825, tutors now combine industry experience with academic expertise to offer courses that include boatbuilding, marine engineering and science and alumni regularly secure prestigious jobs within the industry, both across the UK and beyond. Falmouth local, Ben Davis, secured the position of Wing Manager for Ben Ainslie’s America Cup team, thanks to his expertise in boat technology gained at Falmouth Marine School, while Tom Jackman, who is now working as a Chief Engineer on super yachts, is enjoying the career he always dreamed of while travelling the world. The marine science course has helped students progress to some of the most prestigious marine-based academic institutions, but also includes a range of non-academic practical skills that are often considered to be essential for progression. These range from diving, snorkeling and powerboat handling through to aquatic husbandry, photography and marine mammal observation. Former student, Clare Marshall, completed an FdSC in Marine Science at Falmouth Marine School and is now a Plankton Analyst for the Marine Biological Association: “Falmouth is the perfect location to study marine biology. With the River Fal and several beaches a stone’s throw away, it makes for the perfect outdoor classroom.”


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If you’ve got the sailing bug and want to invest in your own boat then speak to the team at Ancasta International Boat Sales (ancasta.com) who have offices in Mylor and Falmouth.

So, what does all this mean for getting out on the water in Cornwall? For me, it’s essential that the next generation of budding sailors, water sports enthusiasts and marine students are inspired at a young age so that they can continue Cornwall’s sailing heritage and keep Falmouth and its world-renowned sailing waters firmly pinned on the chart. Without this infrastructure we wouldn’t retain the top-class boat builders, marine companies, marinas and yacht clubs that we see today. If you’ve not had the opportunity to learn to sail at a young age then are many other ways you can become involved. The Cornish Maritime Trust cornishmaritimetrust. org) is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Cornwall’s maritime heritage, operating three historic working boats – Barnabas, Soft Wing and Ellen – and training people in the associated skills of sailing, restoration and maintenance. Nonmembers are welcome to sail as a guest but the best way to experience these incredible boats and support the trust is to become a member. Whether you are an individual or an organisation, you can immerse yourself in days gone by in these historic 19th century sailing vessels. For a modern introduction to sail, or if you’re a novice seeking tuition, then Cornish Cruising, (cornishcruising.com) based at

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Falmouth’s Yacht Marina, offers a complete charter, cruising and training centre, with RYA courses available in sail, powerboat and motorboat. You can spend even more time aboard by booking a yacht charter holiday that will see you discovering Falmouth’s world-class sailing waters as well as the unspoilt creeks of the Helford. However, if hoisting a mainsail fills you with fear and an easy life is calling, then Gweek Classic Boatyard’s (gweekquay.co.uk) 50ft Victorian launch, Constance, affords 19th century luxury on the water. You can cruise the Helford in style while sipping on a glass of bubbles or taking afternoon tea, watching the water, bird and marine life pass by. Cornwall affords everyone the ability to get out on the water and celebrating sail is something we do very well here – if you’re a Cornish sailor or a visiting yachtsman then Cornwall’s annual sailing regattas and events are sure to be already in your diary. Falmouth Week (falmouthweek.co.uk) has grown from


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NAUTICAL SUMMER EVENTS Charlestown Regatta Week: 27th July-2nd August 2019 Falmouth Week: 9th-18th August 2019 Fowey Regatta: 18th-24th August 2019 If you’re visiting Falmouth this year be sure to turn to page 34 for some of our Falmouth Favourites

a race series into a full-on week of activities both on and off the water. The sailing side of the event includes a race programme, which runs from 10th to 17th August, that is packed full of exciting, top-level competitive racing, while shore side events include markets, music and much, much more. And it doesn’t stop there; once Falmouth eek has finished much of the fleet will go on to compete in the Fowey Regatta, setting sail out of Falmouth Harbour and heading up past the stunning waters off the Roseland. hatever ‘floats your boat’ then I can highly recommend getting out on the water this season. Seeing Cornwall from the sea puts a whole new perspective on its already stunning scenery, and having the wind in your sails, and your hair, as you scud across the bay is a feeling like no other. I look forward to seeing you out on the water soon!

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Falmouth is a must-visit destination for anyone hoping to make the most of summer by the sea.


ith the hotly anticipated Falmouth Week coming up, we take a look at some of this wonderful town’s best businesses, from hair dressers, high street boutiques and places to eat, to pet care and adrenaline-fuelled days out on the water.

Italian comes to Falmouth The Black Pearl The Black Pearl is a family owned business that began in Falmouth and expanded to Fore Street in Exeter last October. The boutique shop specialises in affordable and colourful Italian fashion, including silk and linen clothing throughout the summer, and beautifully soft jumpers, tunics and faux fur clothing and coats throughout the winter. There’s also a range of fabulous Italian leather handbags and unique jewellery. theblackpearlfalmouth


Inspired by the sea

Restaurant Nik Boyle

Porth Jewellery

Bringing his unique contemporary style of Cornish cuisine to Falmouth, Nik Boyle utilises delicious seasonal and local produce from Cornish suppliers, including Philip Warren, Cornish Duck Company, and local, single-handed fishermen.

As unique as the sea glass it contains, each piece of gorgeous Porth Jewellery boasts its own beauty and charm. Owner Laura draws inspiration from the ocean, combining it with bespoke silver jewellery designs, and each piece of sea glass she uses is recorded for provenance – as shown on a map of Cornwall, supplied with every purchase!

Raised in Porthleven – the home of Cornwall Living – Nik spent a number of years honing his culinary craft in London, before bringing his skills back to Cornwall making the most of the foodie provenance our beloved county is famed for. restaurantnikboyle

Perhaps you’re a bit of a beachcomber yourself and have a piece of glass you’d like Laura to use? If so, no problem! Simply head to Laura’s website and get in touch. www.porthjewellery.com

Hit the high street

Take to the seas

The Grey Lurcher

Cornish Cruising

Tucked away at the top of the historic High Street in Falmouth you will find The Grey Lurcher, an independent lifestyle shop. The High Street is one of Falmouth’s little gems, and is full of boutiques and independent shops. The shop itself – named after the family dog – has an eclectic selection of cards and gifts. You will be able to choose from a selection of jewellery, cosmetics, candles and home wares. They also stock the iconic Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – great for up-cycling furniture. So head up and say hello, the shop is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am until 4.30pm.

If you want to spend more time out on the water then why not contact Cornish Cruising – Falmouth’s complete charter, cruising and training centre. RYA accredited, the team run a comprehensive range of courses, perfect whether you’re hoping to brush up on your sailing skills and first aid, or hoping to forge a career on the high seas and are looking for professional guidance to help you on your path. Yacht charters are also available and, if you’re only in town for a few days, you can also head on out on a two-hour jet ski safari – a great way of exploring the local waterways!

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Cornwall by kayak

Creekside Cottages

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Creekside Cottages offers a fine collection of individual, waterside, rural and village self-catering holiday cottages on Cornwall’s south coast. “Our holiday cottages are located in some of the best areas of Cornwall – some are situated just yards from the seashore,” says company founder Martin Watson. Cottages are located in enchanting and picturesque positions, making for a peaceful and comfortable stay in and around Falmouth. So whatever time of year you choose to visit, there will be a home away from home that will suit you, your family, and even your canine companion perfectly.

This superb Falmouth-based company is one of the world’s leading sea kayaking adventure centres, catering to all of your sea kayaking needs. Courses, national and international qualifications, worldwide expeditions, classroom and navigational courses, sea kayak demos and sales, motivational presentations, equipment outfitting and a highly experienced team; you’ll get all of this and more from Sea Kayaking Cornwall!



A passion for pet care

Fresh and flavourful

Rosemullion Veterinary Practice

De Wynns Housed in a historic listed building, De Wynns is one of Falmouth’s original coffee shops, where the team makes, bakes and produces the majority of the menu on site. Members of the Tea Guild of Britain, the team has won the guild’s Award of Excellence a number of times. De Wynns is renowned for its cream teas, where homemade scones are complemented by Trewithen Dairy clotted cream, Boddington’s strawberry jam and Tregothnan tea. Looking for something savoury? You’ll find an extensive sandwich and salad menu, which includes locally caught crab. www.dewynns.com

First established in 1885, Rosemullion is a RCVS accredited small animal practice with a fully equipped veterinary hospital in Falmouth and branch surgeries in Helston and Penryn. Passionate about small and companion animal care, Rosemullion’s skilled teams of veterinary surgeons and nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. They open seven days a week and provide 24-hour emergency care in Falmouth, with a dedicated on-site night nurse and on-call vet.

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Rosemullion provides a complete care service for your animals, anything from a routine consultation to a complex operation or more extensive diagnostic procedures. The teams treat all species of domestic animals including dogs, cats, small furries and birds, and although they hope you won’t need their services whilst visiting Cornwall, they always welcome holidaymakers whose pets become poorly.

This trendy burger restaurant prioritises quality and provenance in their food, using grass-fed free-range beef from award winning Cornish butcher, Philip Warren. They also offer an impressive vegan and vegetarian menu, all made in house from scratch. With Cornwall’s best collection of bad record covers, a classic arcade machine, hand-spun shakes and locally brewed craft beers, it’s no wonder The Meat Counter has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years running and is featured in the current Lonely Planet guide.




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Summer style

Making sense of skincare

N V Hairdressing

Scence Natural Skincare

With a refurbished salon and views over the harbour, N V Hairdressing is located just off of Falmouth’s High Street. With a team trained by award-winning Stylist Steven Smart – Hairdresser of the Year 2016 and 2018 – your hair could not be in better hands! The N V Hairdressing team are committed to keeping their skills as up to date as possible, attending regular courses and keeping abreast of the latest techniques so that you can leave feeling totally pampered. On your first visit, get 25% off a cut and style with salon owner, Nikki, or Senior Stylist, Jo – simply quote ‘Cornwall Living’!

Scence makes natural and effective skincare made from mainly organic ingredients and presented in eco-friendly, 100% paper packaging that is vegan friendly and cruelty free. Encouraging more natural ways to nourish our skin, Scence shows us the way.



A little Cornish something

Keeping you on the road

The Cornish Store

Millers Renault Falmouth

Looking for gifts, local food, drinks or accessories? Look no further than The Cornish Store in Arwenack Street! The piskey-sized department store offers an extensive range of Cornish gifts for all budgets, including souvenirs, jewellery, books, music, clothing and local foodie delights!

As your local Renault authorised repair centre, with Renault trained technicians, Millers in Falmouth offer a complete Renault service, including MOTs, air-conditioning, repairs, valeting, tuning and servicing. The team are also experts in light commercial vehicles, Motability and motor homes, plus non-Renault vehicles.

Each product showcases the identity, heritage and warm atmosphere of Cornwall and its people, giving you the very best experience when buying Cornish, along with a dash of Cornish fun!

The team pride themselves on being experts in people too, meaning they’ll always take care to understand and deliver exactly what you want and when you want it.



Visionary style

Seasonal, sustainable

With just a few carefully chosen effective ingredients, Scence brings excellence to natural skincare with a range of face, hand and body moisturisers, deodorants and lip balms offered in seven different aroma profiles, using essential oils.

Alexander Miller Opticians

Hooked on the Rocks

Summer is upon us and at Alexander Miller Opticians, the team have some lovely, colourful frames which are perfect for this season. Introducing CCS by Coco Song: inlayed with feathers and silk, these frames are truly beautiful. There’s also the gorgeous Chloé range, which include some quirky oversized styles – the epitome of femininity and sophistication, and only available in Cornwall via Alexander Miller. Last but by no means least are the all-new Prue glasses – fun, fabulous and just perfect for summer!

Boasting panoramic views across Swanpool beach and its crystal clear waters, Hooked on the Rocks combine ingredient led cooking and friendly service to ensure you enjoy the very best dining experience. Seasonal, sustainable and using only the freshest Cornish produce continues to be the beating heart behind the fresh and vibrant menu. Whether it’s tapas, wild mussels, Falmouth Bay scallops, locally caught crab or lobster, you’re guaranteed a true taste of Cornwall while taking in the most stunning scenery.




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Blooming marvellous!

Understated luxury

Blew Flowers

Mirri Damer Contemporary Jewellery

This Falmouth-based florist specialises in wedding, funeral and event flowers, and owner Charlie also runs workshops to make flower crowns for hen parties, birthdays and other events.

After years of working in the jewellery trade and on private commissions, award-winning goldsmith Mirri Damer opened her gallery on Falmouth’s High Street in 2015.

Cornwall has a wonderful selection of flowers so Charlie always aims to use those that are locally grown. What’s more, keeping her environmental footprint as low as possible is something of a passion for her, so all of her flowers and products used are foam free, recyclable or natural.

Using precious metals (all of which are recycled or fair trade) with beautiful gemstones, everything you see is designed and made right there in the workshop by Mirri and her team. Mirri’s designs are inspired by the weather-worn coastline, evoking perfect days spent on the beach. Bespoke commissions welcome.



Inspiration on tap

Above and beyond


Passmore Cleaning

Family-run and independent, Dougfields in Penryn don’t mess around when it comes to bathrooms, kitchens, plumbing and heating. Open to both trade and the public, offering competitive prices and a buying experience courtesy of the Dougfields team of experts, all backed with sterling after care service; whether you’re embarking on a home improvement project, or are looking to source premium trade materials for a project your business has contracted, be sure to drop in!

Combining an old-fashioned work ethic served with a down-toearth attitude, the friendly Passmore Cleaning team will reliably go above and beyond to make sure that your cleaning needs, whatever they may be, are done thoroughly and efficiently.

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Gear up! Freeriders Open since 1998 when owner Keith Richards decided to open the town’s premier surf shop, since then, not much has changed. Keith and the team still strive to supply the best surfing hardwear, apparel and accessories that the industry has to offer. With products ranging from their own in-house clothing brand – Kernowfornia Republic – to board wax, Freeriders has everything you need to lead the surfing lifestyle all year round. Pop in and check out their latest range of t-shirts – perfect for the sweltering heights of summer! freeriders.co

Why not head to the website and check out the testimonials for yourself, where clients have praised the “outstanding” service, describing the team as a “hardworking bunch” who “clean to the highest standards.”

Relax and stay awhile The Rosemary Come and relax at The Rosemary in Falmouth where the team combine warm and friendly service with a high standard of bed and breakfast accommodation. The Rosemary is a lovely Edwardian town house, with sea views over Falmouth Bay. It is perfectly situated for guests to make the most of the town, on a quiet road just two minutes’ walk from Gyllyngvase beach and only ten from the railway station. www.therosemary.co.uk


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Adventure is calling...

Enjoy a fun-packed family day out by the water at Kernow Adventure Park

AQUA PARK | RINGO RIDES | WAKEBOARDING | SUP KERNOW ADVENTURE PARK is Cornwall’s hidden outdoor activity centre, for family days out and thrill seekers, featuring an Aquapark, open water swimming, wakeboarding and paddleboarding all set on a tranquil lake sunk into the earth. With a glass-fronted clubhouse, this idyllic quarry is a little oasis, a safe playground and a social sanctuary cocooned within nature. Coffees await after a funpacked session, and feel free to bring any snacks and a picnic along to enjoy amidst the beautiful scenery!

KESSEL QUARRY • PENRYN • TR10 9BZ info@kernowadventurepark.com www.kernowadventurepark.com



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As its name suggests, this totally unique and individually designed family residence has the perfect beach house ambience.


ituated above the stunning beach at Mawgan Porth, The Beach House enjoys staggering views of both the beach and the ocean. Inside, it’s been individually styled throughout, creating a stylishly retro home that’s full of natural light and comfort. Among a host of others, features of note include a detached, two-bedroom cedar lodge, which is ideal for guests. You’ll also love the external cedar cladding on the main house, as well as the oak floorboards inside – some of which boast underfloor heating. There’s also a bespoke kitchen with gorgeous granite surfaces, plus everything you’re likely to need to cook up a storm with the region’s exceptional seasonal produce. The accommodation comprises four double bedrooms, two of which enjoy their own en suite, plus two further bathrooms serving the rest. The space seems to flow seamlessly


GUIDE PRICE: £1,750,000


1 North Quay, Padstow PL28 8AF 01841 532555 sales@jackie-stanley.co.uk www.jackie-stanley.co.uk

INFORMATION Four bedrooms Two en suite Two family bathrooms

throughout the home, with room aplenty for a large family whiling away the day, be it by the fire in the first-floor family room, or outside around the heated swimming pool. As the afternoon wears on and appetites begin to sharpen, why not light the barbeque in the outdoor dining area, or fire up the built-in pizza oven? Then, as the sun goes down, pop a bottle of something chilled and sink into the Canadian cedar hot tub – just perfect for a spot of stargazing on a clear summer night. Mawgan Porth has become one of the most sought-after locations in north Cornwall, with its magnificent sandy beach, water sports and fine dining. It’s only a few miles from ock and the millionaire lifestyle on offer there, and Padstow – arguably Cornwall’s foodie capital – is even closer! To get a feel for everything on offer here, The Beach House really needs viewing in person, so why not contact Jackie Stanley and see it for yourself?

Bespoke kitchen nder oor heating Oak ooring Stylish retro dé cor Detached two bedroom cedar lodge Expansive sun deck Sea-view balcony Barbeq ue area with pizza oven arage carport and ample driveway parking


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GET IN TOUCH: T: 01209 215 759 E: enquiries@philipwhear.co.uk FIND US: Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories Ltd. Wilson Way, Pool Industrial Estate, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3RT BROWSE ONLINE:

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A striking contemporary home set in an elevated position, with staggering views over St Mawes village and the river.



GUIDE PRICE: £850,000


01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

his wonderful family home has been fully renovated and updated by the current owners into a chic and stylish getaway. The design centres around the excellent views, with the sitting room opening onto a wraparound deck, accessed via bi-folding doors. Overall, the finish is exemplary, with a stylish, fully-fitted kitchen, gorgeous oak flooring and a wonderful – and generous – master bedroom suite. There are four bedrooms in total, and there’s potential to further expand the accommodation – subject to the necessary permissions and consents. Outside, the low-maintenance garden has space aplenty to kick back and soak up the views and to the rear, you’ll find a studio – the perfect space for an artist, for working from home, or to store boating equipment. There’s also a garage, ensuring there’s always off-street parking available. Located on the eastern side of the Fal Estuary on the southern end of the unspoilt Roseland peninsula, St Mawes has long been one of Cornwall’s most highly-coveted destinations, in part due to its access to some of the finest sailing waters in the UK, but also thanks to its sterling combination of privacy, facilities, peace and tranquillity. Falmouth is just across the water too, with its boutique shopping scene and superb collection of bars and restaurants, each offering a different taste of seaside Cornwall. Whether you’re looking to invest in a lucrative holiday home, or hoping to move here yourself, High Bank truly represents a wonderful opportunity to buy into the ultimate seaside lifestyle. To see it in person and fully appreciate everything it has to offer, be sure to arrange a viewing.

INFORMATION Detached contemporary home Excellent village and river views Recently renovated to exceptional standard Open-plan living space Four bedrooms Master en suite Garage Studio Further development potential Superb letting potential EPC D


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A team of friendly building and landscape contractors Quercus Cornwall & Quercus Building Solutions Ltd 44 Tor Road, Newquay, TR7 1RL

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A magnificent, Grade II listed country house nestled in rolling countryside, just north of the Helford river.


s you approach the property it gives very little away of what it has to offer, but as you walk through the entrance gate into the charming courtyard, it starts to become clear what makes Treviades Barton so special. Inside, a wide entrance hallway welcomes you and creates a link from the kitchen to the reception room areas. The large kitchen has been newly installed by the bespoke craftsmen at Richard Winfrey, complementing the delightful stone flooring and open fireplace, making for a real ‘house in the country’ feel. This wonderfully sociable space is perfect for entertaining your guests as you cook, being just the spot for an after dinner bottle and game of cards. The accommodation comprises six bedrooms – all on the first floor – including a


GUIDE PRICE: £1,495,000


01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

master en suite with a dressing room, guest bedroom suite, and a large family bathroom. Downstairs, a large dining room with gorgeous wooden beams and a large, open fireplace is just the place for formal dinner parties, while the sitting room, with gorgeous countryside views and a cosy fireplace, is perfect for snuggling down in the colder months. Outside, the gardens and grounds are simply beautiful to behold, with a south facing cobbled terrace and broad lawn with views towards the Helford river in the distance. They’ve been beautifully planted across a variety of broad terraces – including a croquet lawn – while the adjoining 1.5 acre paddock is ideal for a pony, or even for further development, subject to the appropriate consents and permissions. Between the paddock and garden lies a copse with mature trees, plus a storage shed and a workshop, ideal for an artist or hobbyist. Treviades Barton has so much and more to offer that, to fully appreciate it, it really does need viewing in person. If you’re interested in relocating to a wonderful countryside home that’s just minutes from the coast, be sure to contact Rohrs & Rowe.

INFORMATION South facing Grade II listed residence Striking entrance courtyard ecently fitted kitchen breakfast room Drawing room Dining room with open fireplace tudy TV room with fireplace and wood burner Master bedroom suite with dressing room Guest bedroom en suite Four further bedrooms Family bathroom Potential self-contained annexe Beautiful gardens, grounds and paddock 3.6 acres


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INFORMATION Four-bedroom bungalow Master en suite ully fitted shaker style kitchen Conservatory Tiered patio and garden Views of the village church

PARC MONGA Located in the north Helford village of Constantine, this spacious bungalow enjoys valley views from the front towards the village church.


he accommodation comprises four bedrooms, including a generous master en suite, while a well-appointed family bathroom serves the rest of the house. There’s also a fully fitted, shaker style kitchen, which you’ll find has been beautifully realised with gorgeous solid oak worktops, plus an integrated oven and space for everything the modern family is likely to need. There’s plenty of living space on offer here too, with a large living/dining room spanning the width of the property. On those nights when the wind’s howling outside, simply light the wood burner – occupying a beautiful granite fireplace – and snuggle up on the sofa. Then in the morning, when the sun comes back out, take your coffee out into the conservatory, which extends off the back of the living room, and start the day watching the birds. Outside to the rear sits a large terrace, which is great for a spot of al fresco dining. Steps from here lead to a higher area of garden, currently featuring a shed and greenhouse – perfect for those with green fingers – while a large garage and separate workshop, complete with power and lights, is just the ticket for pursuing a hobby. Located centrally between Helston and Falmouth, and just minutes from the elford river, there’s a fabulous family lifestyle on offer in Constantine, with a superb school and a host of outdoor adventure to keep the kids outside and unstuck from their screens. Grown-ups will love it here too, whether you like to lace up your boots and hit the coast path, or tuck into one of the superb restaurants that abound in the area. To find out more and to see this fantastic property in person, be sure to contact arding akefield.


GUIDE PRICE: £370,000


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


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Cornwall Zinc Roofing are renowned for their skill, safety, reliability and experience to get the job done with a minimum of fuss. Our teams are professional & courteous and will deliver a quality finish in whichever type of product is specified.

Contact Us: Cornwall Zinc Roofing Ltd enquiries: Click to call: 01326 370 951 Click to call: 07429 821 406 ross@cornwallzincroofing.com



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

Unit 5 Dunveth Business Park, Wadebridge, PL27 7FE • Tel: 01208 813760 • www.spyrys.co.uk


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This distinctive home has been carefully designed to make the most of the plot, maximising the delightful views of Restronguet creek.



GUIDE PRICE: £550,000

CLIVE PEARCE PROPERTY 31 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2LS 01872 272622 hello@clivepearceproperty.com www.clivepearceproperty.com

ith accommodation arranged in reverse the house has bags of character, and great care was taken to create an attractive property in keeping with this historic village. Outside, details like granite quoins and lintels, timber weather boarding and stylish oriel bay windows all add to the home’s character. The three main bedrooms, including a master with en-suite shower, are found on the ground floor along with the family bathroom, while upstairs, the landing has French doors leading out to the rear garden. The kitchen/dining room, with gorgeous creek views, is also found on the first floor, with the study that could easily be used as a fourth bedroom. Outside, the rear garden is decked with plenty of sunny space to enjoy while keeping garden maintenance to a minimum. There’s also a handy storage space to the rear, plus a long garage, which may lend itself to conversion. Devoran itself is a delightful creekside village with excellent amenities close to hand. As well as a doctors' surgery and village hall, the village is served by regular buses, connecting you to the boutique shops of Falmouth and Cornwall’s cathedral city, Truro. The nearby Bissoe Trail is popular with cyclists, walkers and runners, leading all the way to Portreath on the north coast. If you prefer exploring on the water, why not kayak to The Pandora Inn on Restronguet Creek? This fabulous property doesn’t just represent the opportunity for spacious accommodation for a growing family – it also represents the chance to make the most of the Cornish lifestyle, with the best of coast and countryside both in easy reach.

INFORMATION Characterful three bedroom house Master en suite Study/ fourth bedroom Reverse layout accommodation V iews of the creek Ample off-road parking


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SPRINGFIELD A detached three bedroom equestrian holding and versatile family home occupying approximately three acres, with planning consent for a detached dwelling.

INFORMATION Consented building plot Gorgeous traditional kitchen Living room with open fireplace Landscaped gardens Superb eq uestrian facilities Dog run and kennels Seven miles from Cornwall Airport Newq uay Easy access to the north coast


s well as superb equestrian facilities, including three paddocks, a stable block, tack room, field shelter barns for grazing and a dogs’ kennel and run, Springfield comes with an outline planning application for another single dwelling to the side of the main house. Inside, the main house comprises a welcoming entrance hall, gorgeous traditional kitchen/dining room and a lounge with a cosy open fireplace, and the conservatory is a great spot in which to enjoy your morning coffee. Completing the accommodation on the first floor are three good-si ed bedrooms along with a family bathroom Outside, as well as a sizeable detached garage, along with off-street parking for numerous cars, you’ll find attractive landscaped gardens – a genuine pleasure to spend time in when the sun’s out and ideal for those blessed with green fingers. The location – Rejerrah – is a beautiful hamlet neighbouring the delightful village of Cubert. From here, you’re within easy reach of the glorious sandy dunes of Perranporth, and only a little further away from the mystical magic of St Agnes – steeped in Cornish mining history. The surfing hub of Newquay is approximately four miles away too, renowned for Fistral beach and its world-famous waves. Newquay also boasts an historic and picturesque working fishing harbour and

is on the doorstep of some of Europe’s most dramatic coastline. This fabulous home is also just 23 miles from Padstow – Cornwall’s foodie capital – and a mere eight miles from the ancient market town of Wadebridge.


GUIDE PRICE £725,000

DAVID BALL LUXURY COLLECTION 34 East Street, Newquay TR7 1BH 01637 850850 sales@dba.estate www.davidball-luxury.co.uk


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WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF Do away with sleepless nights by finding the perfect bed for you, with help from the experts at Christie’s.


good night’s sleep is paramount when it comes to well being. Unfortunately, the vast majority of recent national studies conducted have concluded that us Brits just don't get enough of it! The importance of a new bed should not be underestimated. It can help you achieve significantly increased and better quality sleep as well as contribute to various other major health benefits, so it’s fair to say that choosing the right bed is key. Catching up with Peter Blell, owner of Christie’s Furniture and The Christie’s Bed Shop in Penryn, we ask him for his top tips when it comes to shopping for that super comfortable new bed.

The bigger the better “Make sure you think about the size of your room and what si e bed will fit, Peter suggests. “Bigger is better! Studies indicate that the average person wiggles 60 to 70 times per night, so the bigger the bed, the less likely you’ll be disturbed by your partner. Optimise your storage “Having up to four side drawers or a front or side opening ottoman takes up no more space, whilst providing excellent storage! First entering the English market during the late 18th century from the Ottoman Empire, nowadays, ottoman beds offer practical space without having to sacrifice on style.


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ç LEFT Finding the right bed should be anything but stressful! ê BELOW Whatever your style and budget, Christie's can help

Christie’s have a fantastic range to suit any budget and style, including both leather and upholstered beds! Sharing is caring If you’re sharing your new bed then Peter suggests trying it out together. “You both need a supportive and comfortable bed to aid with improved sleep. If you both have different comfort preferences, perhaps consider a dual tension bed where one half is softer or firmer than the other. This way, you both get the firmness that you need. Comfort is key It may seem obvious, but choosing the right bed to provide comfort and support is essential to consistent quality sleep. But, as Peter puts it: “Everybody is different. This is why we have over 100 different beds on display, including the best award-winning models. We can also provide expert advice to ensure you get the support and comfort that s right for you. How does it look? Be sure that your new bed looks as good as it feels. “Couple up your mattress with either a divan bed base – available in hundreds of different fabrics, with or without a matching headboard – or a bed frame, also available in different fabrics, materials and styles. Your bed, your bedroom, your style! Stick to your budget Finally, Peter stresses the importance of staying within budget. “Our beds start from £49 and go all the way up to £5,999! Spend as much as you can afford for improved comfort and support, but stick to your budget. For more expert advice on choosing the right bed for you and to see the comprehensive display of furniture on offer, why not pencil in a visit to Christie’s Furniture and The Christie’s Bed Shop?

CHRISTIE’S FURNITURE AND THE CHRISTIE'S BED SHOP Commercial Road, Penryn TR10 8AE 01326 373272 info@christiesfurniture.co.uk www.christiesfurniture.co.uk

SPREAD THE COST Subject to status, Christie’s also offer 0% APR interest free credit, allowing you to rest easy over the cost of your perfect bed.

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


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a customer-led, friendly, local company...

• NEW Showroom in Lostwithiel • Flexible appointments • Any size of kitchen fitted • Top spec visual 3D design • Full project management available

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Twelvetrees • Lostwithiel PL22 0LE • Cornwall

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Enhance your energy saving by converting from fossil fuels to electric.


ornish Cooker Conversions is committed to providing the energy saving solution of converting existing range cookers from fossil fuels like oil, gas or solid fuel to electric. The purpose of the conversion is to make it more efficient by providing independent control of the hob and the oven, giving you the flexibility required to reduce running costs and allowing you to control when your hobs are on and when they’re not. This has led to the development of the Energiser ayburn conversion kit, which is presently on field trial. This innovative conversion kit is proving every bit as successful as the ElectricKit Aga conversion and has been designed to fit the majority of ayburn models. For more information on these services feel free to call the Cornish Cooker Conversions team and chat with one of the experienced members of staff or visit the website. The company is often contacted by ayburn owners who have either had major mechanical breakdowns or fuel issues which can’t be resolved. Such issues can lead to a ayburn being uneconomic to repair, especially because the parts are often difficult, if not impossible to source.

e hear from Cornish Cooker Conversions’ Alan Jackson, who tells us: “By converting to electric, we give your cooker a new lease of life, making it more economical and environmentally friendly, rather than scrapping it, disrupting the kitchen and buying a new cooker. It only takes a day to complete the work, which is done in situ – typically with little disruption to the kitchen. Converting your range to electric also means you will now use an alternative and more efficient means of heating water and/or radiators. You still have the ability to enjoy the warmth the ayburn emits into the kitchen with the benefit of being able to choose how much warmth you want and when. Follow Cornish Cooker Conversion on Facebook to see the projects that they’ve worked on.


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ë é ABOVE Gain control over your energy bills with an Energiser Rayburn or ElectricKit Aga conversion

Cornish Cooker Conversions is an independent business and in no way connected to AGA, AGA Rayburn or AGA Rangemaster Limited. It provides services relating to the product known as an ‘ AGA’ and recognises and acknowledges all trademarks and patents in relation to the AGA product.


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EVERYTHING HOME Iroka Interiors provide everything you need for your home project.


roka Interiors has gained a national reputation as one of the most successful Interior Design firms in the south west, but this is just one string to their laden bow of expertise. Not many people are aware of the many other services that Iroka provide. In fact, the company covers a range of areas of the home, including interior design, kitchen design, and flooring design; they even have a window dressing team, making it your one stop shop for all interior home improvements. Iroka strive to give each client a unique and personalised experience, and with that in mind, each design is organic and driven by the customer. You can expect a highly personalised and tailored service to help your visions come to life, and although small, the dedicated team is certainly not lacking in knowledge. hether you have a new build that needs finishing from top to bottom, are completely re-designing a property, or simply updating

a single room that needs a little makeover – Iroka are on hand to assist and can design and furnish any property, irrespective of si e. Since 2 5, Iroka has had a hand in designing and furnishing some of the most exciting properties in the south west. Take a look at the website to see the impressive portfolio of properties that Iroka have played a part in designing, from single rooms to bigger projects. ere at Cornwall Living we particularly like the minimalist design of Pendrea Barns, with bespoke interiors that invoke a sense of elegance and sophistication. As a result of working on projects like this, the team has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping clients achieve their dream home, gain a five star finish on their holiday lets and renovate properties for re-sale across the county. Not only are the Iroka team available to design your property, they also have an extensive list of suppliers and an in-house installation team – meaning they can supply


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Pandrea Barns' bespoke interior is simply stunning

ABOVE & INSET Gorgeous flooring to suit any interior scheme

and fit all furniture, flooring, kitchen and window dressings in your home. A stress free project management service is also on hand for you, or alternatively you can choose to oversee the project yourself with help and advice from the Iroka team as and when requested. Adding to the already extensive service that Iroka offers, they also have two showrooms in ayle and adebridge, where you can try out the furniture as well as see, feel and pick out your flooring, kitchen and window dressing finishes depending on the nature of your project allowing you to know for sure that it’s the right finish for you. If all you need is a shot of interiors inspiration, a visit to the showroom is well worth your while. It features everything from kitchens to photo frames, allowing you to see and touch the style and feel that you want to create in your home. And who knows, you might even find that statement piece you’ve been looking for.

In a nutshell, Iroka are your one stop shop for everything home; from concept and design to completion, the team can take your property from house to dream home with all services under one roof. e hear from Creative Director, Luke eller, who tells us e work hard to make sure our portfolio offers a fresh and exciting range of products. It’s all about bringing the best in global design to your home here in Cornwall. So, if you have a project you would like to get started, contact the team at Iroka and remove the stress of using multiple suppliers and contractors.

IROKA INTERIORS 15 Hayle Business Park, Hayle TR27 5JR 01736 757333 studio@iroka.co.uk www.irokainteriors.co.uk



We work hard to make sure our portfolio offers a fresh and exciting range of products. LUKE WELLER CREATIVE DIRECTOR


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


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o u nd BFOR SUCCESS We take a look at the world’s first domestic resin bound installation using Oltco’s innovative Recycle Bound solution. é ABOVE A fabulous new driveway that will last for years to come


eing an avid sailor, Mr Malindrinos has always been keen to play his part in combatting the global issue of plastic waste in the ocean, having seen its adverse effects first-hand. So, when he was looking to update the aesthetics of his home with a new resin-bound driveway, when he learned about Oltco’s new Recycle Bound resin solution made using waste plastic, it was an easy decision. The installation at Mr Malindrinos’ home in Mylor Bridge took just one day, meaning he could still access the property easily with minimal disruption. About the Recycle Bound solution, Oltco Co-Director Tom Stringer tells us ecycle Bound is an ideal solution for domestic properties. Being insoluble means it will not wear away with water, and it meets S DS Sustainable rban Drainage Systems regulations.” In this particular case, the project used the equivalent of 258,000 plastic straws in its installation. This perfectly complements the rest of Mr Malindrinos’ renovations, which include an air source heat pump and a roof covered in solar panels, providing his water

heating and electricity. What’s more, with a 20-year guarantee, the new driveway provides him with the peace of mind and confidence that it will last for years to come. “We are extremely pleased with our new Oltco Recycle Bound driveway,” Mr Malindrinos tells us, “and are delighted to be the first domestic customer in the world to use the team’s new recycled plastic product. “As sailors ourselves, using Recycle Bound was an obvious choice, having witnessed the devastation of plastic pollution in our marine environment.” He also remarks on the impressive craftsmanship displayed by the Oltco team, explaining: “We believe that Oltco is doing a great job in helping to tackle the issue of plastic pollution already circulating in our seas, and we’re proud to be part of their journey.”


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•EXPERIENCE• A LU X U R I O U S S W I M S PA F R O M O C S PA S Swim spas are a much easier and less expensive addition to the garden than a conventional swimming pool and can be fully installed and ready to use in just three days! They also allow you to change the resistance to perfectly accommodate your fitness level, with workout monitoring technology so you can always be aware of your progress. If you own a swimming pool in Cornwall, you can usually only use it for four to six months. A swim spa on the other hand can be used every day of the year. Not to mention that conventional swimming pools can require a lot of general cleaning and maintenance, whereas a swim spa has an integrated sanitising and filtration system, so you can relax knowing you’re getting the cleanest and safest pool experience possible. aving installed lots of swim spas across Cornwall, the OC Spas teams are well equipped to help you with expert advice, so why not head to the showroom and discuss your options?

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SPOTLESS SERVICE We speak to Ilona Ziarko, who tells us all about her Cornish housekeeping business, Spotless Cleaning.

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n what inspired Ilona to take the leap and start her own business, she explains how it was driven strictly by potluck. Studying Journalism and PR at Falmouth University, having moved here from Poland, “I had no intention to stay. My tutors convinced me to stay another year to obtain a full English degree; I wasn’t sure about this decision, as my daughter, Alex, was only nine years old at that time and waiting for me at home in Poland with my parents.” But, when Ilona called her to broach the subject, Alex told her mother: “Mum, I would love to go there. Harry Potter and Hermione live in England.” So that was that! A few years later, when things weren’t quite panning out as Ilona had expected, she decided it was time for a change. “I remember that I read this sentence somewhere: ‘If you want to achieve something that you have not achieved before, you must be prepared to do things that you have not done before.’” Spotless Cleaning Cornwall currently has a core team of five, with a further 2 working as subcontractors. Ilona aims to grow but, as she puts it, “I am taking baby steps here as I do not want to promise things too quickly.” The company has a very clear vision: to be a modern, well-equipped cleaning and laundry firm in Cornwall, with an extremely professional and highly trained team. Indeed, through their experience and the demand in the market, Ilona and co. have

become very successful as specialists in holiday lets and second homes; clients who care about their properties, who need to feel that they’re in good hands. As well as a five star changeover clean – which includes safety, damage, light and heating checks – the team can provide quality Cornish hampers for your guests on arrival, as well as taking care of all your laundry needs via Spotless Linen – their own laundry unit which utilises brand new, modern Electrolux equipment. Ilona can also advise on how to turn your house into the perfect holiday let, from must have equipment and safety requirements, to interior design tips. This fully professional service – Spotless Design – fulfils the need for sound advice on interior design and equipment, an area that sees many holiday home owners falling short of the mark. “We can offer invaluable help here, leaving owners enough freedom to adopt their own vision of their perfect holiday let, with specialist advice and professional support.” So, if you’re a second home or holiday let owner looking to make the most of your property, it’s fair to say that Ilona and her team are well-qualified to help you do just that.


01872 279724 www.spotlesscleaningcornwall.co.uk

TOP INTERIOR TIPS Ilona's timeless advice is that less is more, so be sure to declutter. She also points out the importance of sustainability in the products you choose, which is a top trend this summer. To achieve a sustainable interior, Ilona suggests choosing items made from natural and sustainable materials, such as wood, rattan, seagrass, and sustainable cotton.

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GET SHREDDED Dispose of your personal or business data responsibly with Britannia Lanes.


ith the introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in 2017, how data and paperwork is handled and disposed of is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Whether it’s your own documents at home, or how you dispose of your customers and client’s information as a business, it’s important you have total peace of mind that this is done securely. When it comes to home shredding, the number of documents that now need shredding for total personal security is at its highest level. The leading advice tells us that any envelope, letter or scrap of paper with a name, address or contact number needs to be disposed of securely, meaning our homes can often become cluttered with a ‘pile to shred.’ Most small household shredders simply cannot handle the amount of shredding produced by the average family home, which is why Britannia Lanes supply shredding sacks that are ideal for personal use. These can be collected from the Brittania Lanes office or delivered to you. The sacks are easy to use and you can fill them up as you go, making unsightly paperwork piles a thing of the past. The bags can be dropped back to your closest depot when you’re next passing, or if you have filled five bags or over they will be collected from you at no additional charge.

For total peace of mind you can then use the individual tag number with your postcode to track your bags’ progress online and receive a destruction certificate once they’ve been shredded. For businesses, disposing of any data you may produce such as printed emails, files and written notes containing customers’ and clients’ information in a safe and trustworthy manner has never been more important, with hefty fines for any company found not to be doing this. For business customers, as well as offering shredding sacks, there are also secure lockable consoles, which allow anyone in your office to securely deposit documents into the console without being able to regain access to them. Shredding services not only give you confidence that your documents are being destroyed securely, it also means you can rest assured that you’re doing your bit for the environment as the paperwork Britainia Lanes shred is 100% recycled.


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DISCOVER MORE The shredding console option offers flexible packages to suit the amount of confidential waste your business produces with packages starting from £7.50 plus VAT per week.

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Beautiful stays around the Duchy, from Port Isaac to Porthcurno

Thatch Cottage, St Keverne Escape and fall in love with the enchanting Thatch Cottage. With features such as exposed beams, a wood-burning stove, feature stone walls and of course, a wonderful thatched roof. This property is a picture perfect cottage that’s hidden in the peaceful hamlet of Coverack, just minutes away from the iconic Coverack Cove. Thatch Cottage is perfect for a family beach holiday, with a nearby sandy beach that has an abundance of rock pools and shallow waters to explore. Venture off the beach and enjoy the local pubs, restaurants, shops and activities – there really is something for everyone, with the Lizard peninsula, Helford river and surrounding beaches all just a short drive away. Then, after a day spent exploring, relax in front of a roaring fire or dine al fresco amongst the flora and fauna in the back garden, where you can enjoy a magical evening beneath a starlit canopy, soaking up the peace and tranquillity of rural life. Complete with stunning sea views, crisp linen and fluffy towels, Thatch Cottage is designed with a contemporary homely feel that allows guests the freedom to relax, socialise and enjoy staying in a home from home. Make sure to contact the Cornish Cottage Holidays team to book your idyllic Cornish getaway.

01326 336773 www.cornishcottageholidays.co.uk/letyourcottage


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| STAY Marine Cottage, Falmouth Marine Cottage is arguably one of Falmouth’s most beautifully refurbished holiday homes. A two-year restoration plan in partnership with The Cornwall Heritage and Conservation Authority has ensured that discrete modern touches blend with the home’s authentic, original character. The team behind the interiors work internationally, giving the property a ‘travelling collector’ vibe, true to the nature of the captains and seafarers that have lived here in the past. Plaster and coral tones, offset with aquas and sea grass wall coverings, provide a backdrop for deep sofas, seashell plaster sconce lighting and columned fire surrounds. Marine Cottage features touches of luxury that really set it apart in today’s holiday home market, from the hidden T to the hand cut and laid mosaic ‘fish scale’ marble floor. The bedrooms are well planned too; the navy striped Captain’s Room to the rear boasts a luxury king size bed, plus magnificent views of the harbour and Falmouth’s sailing waters. The upper floors provide staggering views to the open waters of the Carrick Roads and onto Flushing, St Mawes and Pendennis Castle, and the fabulous terrace is just perfect for a spot of al fresco dining in the Cornish summer sun. Marine Cottage is the ultimate pied-à-terre, located just a ten-minute walk from the beach and within easy reach of everything Falmouth has to offer.

01326 567344 www.falmouthholidayhomes.co.uk

Zareba, St Ives Situated in fabulous St Ives, Zareba offers stunning sea views over Porthminster beach towards the picturesque harbour. The luxurious interior matches the wonderful view and you’re sure to enjoy the opulent soft furnishings and interior designed décor. Zareba has it all if you’re looking for a truly memorable setting for a holiday in St Ives, allowing you to escape, relax and unwind. This generously sized property can accommodate six guests in style and comfort spread across three floors. areba has two lounge areas, each with stunning views allowing you space to relax or the opportunity to get together to watch TV after a busy day. Catering for friends and family is easy at Zareba as it boasts two kitchens and a dining room. There are three double bedrooms, one of which has the flexibility to switch to twin beds if required. areba also offers two luxurious bathrooms, so you can wash the salt and sand off after a day at the beach. A wonderful tiered decking area provides the perfect setting for an early morning coffee or evening drinks overlooking the beaches and harbour. Offering luxury and style without sacrificing practicality and with a highly valued parking space, you will love everything this property has to offer.

01736 796198 www.escapetostives.co.uk

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STAY | An Skiber, Constantine Down a quiet lane on the edge of the pretty village of Constantine in south Cornwall, sits An Skiber, a beautiful barn conversion surrounded by its own private garden. Constantine itself is on the edge of the Helford’s breathtaking Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only minutes from the enchanting Helford river. Studded with quiet creeks, the river is home to a multitude of sailing clubs, kayak and small boat hire, with plenty of fishing spots for catching your supper. The area is also famed for its sub-tropical gardens, including Trebah and Glendurgan, where plants usually found in warmer climates thrive. An Skiber’s garden shares the same inspiration, with spring bringing dashes of colour from azalea, rhododendron and camellia, whilst summer is heralded by the flourishing of the ama ing Chilean fire bush, gunnera and soothing tree ferns. What’s more, clever use of reverse levels mean that the sun-trap garden is easy to access, whether you’re upstairs or down. Inside, the barn has been sensitively transformed, providing easy-going accommodation for six across three bedrooms. The open-plan living area invites relaxation, leading to a rooftop terrace which is just the spot for a bottle of something chilled beneath the evening sun. It’s perfect for a spot of al fresco dining too, especially thanks to the generous kitchen, which, boasting an Aga as well as conventional cooking facilities, has everything a budding chef needs to cook up a storm.

01209 832848 www.forevercornwall.co.uk

Morwenna, Daymer Bay Introducing Morwenna to the John Bray Cornish Holidays portfolio, this beautiful coastal holiday home is the perfect spot for exploring the north Cornish coast. Not only is this newly built property just a stone’s throw from the St Moritz Hotel in Daymer Bay, you’re also just a short drive from the bustling sailing hub of Rock, where you can catch the ferry over to Padstow or tackle the stunning coastal walks with your four legged friend. Sleeping up to 10 guests in four gorgeous bedrooms, with ample space for large groups of friends and all the family. The open-plan kitchen, dining and living area is the perfect place to unwind with a favourite novel in front of the wood burner – keeping you cosy after a day at the beach. On summer evenings, open the bi-fold doors leading out onto the private patio to enjoy dining al fresco. To add to Morwenna’s stylish interiors and ideal location, guests also have complimentary access to the St Moritz Hotel facilities, including the gym, indoor pool, outdoor pool and tennis courts, meaning there are plenty of ways to make the most of your summer holiday.

01208 863206 www.johnbraycornishholidays.co.uk


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| STAY Miss Fishers, Port Isaac Just five minutes’ walk from the centre of Port Isaac, Miss Fishers is a dog-friendly cottage that sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and has been beautifully renovated with plenty of lovely touches. A shepherd’s hut in the garden acts as a separate summerhouse, with plenty of seating for everyone, and there’s even a fire pit in the garden to keep you warm as the sun goes down. You’ll find an iPad in the kitchen that’s pre-programmed with lots of useful information for guests, including suggestions for days out and recipes for cosy nights in. A complimentary starter pack will be awaiting you on your arrival too, containing coffee, tea, milk, bread, butter, cheese, cake and a bottle of wine. New Road, where Miss Fishers is located, is easy to access and the Platt (harbour) is only a four-minute walk away. Port Isaac is a historic fishing village situated on the north Cornwall coastline with lovely fishermen’s cottages and narrow streets, the most famous being 'Squeezy Belly Alley', said to be the narrowest street in the world! Miss Fishers is within walking distance of the beach; try coasteering, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking or walks on the stunning coastal path.

01841 508 207 www.cornwallhideaways.co.uk

Porthcurno This stunning, private retreat near the golden sands and sub-tropical waters of Porthcurno is available for exclusive hire, with its own six person hot tub, a children’s play area, barbeque, sun loungers, plus astounding sea views. It’s the perfect spot for a small group hoping to enjoy some time together beneath the Cornish summer sun with a spot of al fresco dining and, just maybe, a bottle or two of something chilled. Owners Jason and Lisa are rated on Airbnb as 'Superhosts', which, if you’re unfamiliar with the platform, means they’re highly rated and absolutely committed to providing great stays for their guests. The guesthouse is rated ‘Sparkling Clean’ too, based on consistent feedback from recent guests. Inside, as well as the usual mod cons that the modern self-catering guest has come to expect, including WiFi, washing facilities and air-conditioning (especially welcome when temperatures soar like last summer!), there’s also a cosy fireplace, perfect for when the temperatures drop off in the evening. Being exquisitely quiet and private, at times, the only people you’re likely to see are the local farmer or the owners. The house sits within the grounds of an 1849 granite farmhouse with the sea a mere kilometre away – it really is a wonderful location.

01736 811091 www.celticretreats.co.uk

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| STAY 7 Camelside, Wadebridge Just a five-minute stroll from the centre of adebridge you’ll find this comfortable and spacious apartment, which has been furnished with the perfect home from home in mind. Guests love the location and the owners’ Cornish cream tea greeting! , returning year after year to recharge the mind, body and soul. The river Camel runs right through the heart of adebridge. hen the sun’s shining, why not take on the popular Camel Trail and explore the area on two wheels? Afterwards, you can reward yourselves with a visit to Camel alley ineyard, whose wines have passed the lips of our very own royal family. Cornwall’s foodie capital, Padstow, is just around the corner too, with restaurants owned by top chefs including ick Stein and Paul Ainsworth! The accommodation comprises two deluxe bedrooms, two bathrooms and a contemporary open-plan living area. The kitchen is superbly equipped, while the riverside balcony is a dreamy spot in which to enjoy a glass of something chilled over a game of cards. And what better backdrop than the river and its ever-changing wildlife to take your mind off the stresses of everyday life? From the distinctive Lapwing call in October, through to the arrival of signets in the summer – all of this and more can be enjoyed from the comfort of Camelside.

07921 492042 www.7camelside.com

Poacher’s Hut, Atlantic Coast Holiday Park The Poachers’ uts at Atlantic Coast oliday Park provide two blissful boltholes for those who like to get back to nature, without sacrificing comfort. These handcrafted shepherd huts are the first of their kind at Atlantic Coast, with masses of space to relax and recharge in luxurious surroundings. Lovingly built by the Shepherd’s ut Company, these bespoke, self-contained creations provide the perfect romantic retreat for glamping couples. Each chalky blue hut nestles near the dunes in a private garden with an outdoor space for al fresco dining and a secluded decked area with a hot tub, plus seating, a firepit and a barbeque bowl. A landscaped oasis provides the perfect backdrop for each timber-clad hut, with painted shutters and French doors adding to the rural charm. Inside, each has an atmospheric cast iron wood-burning stove, bespoke fitted kitchen with oak worktops, a Belfast sink and a full range of modern appliances. The en-suite bedrooms combine king-si e beds, underfloor heating and wall-mounted televisions to create self-contained romantic retreats with a vintage, rustic ambiance. Poacher’s ut visitors can also enjoy the earlier arrival time of pm, and arriving on a hot summer’s day to chilled champagne, a bubbling Jacu i and the promise of a cosy and comfortable king-si e bed may well be some couples’ idea of heaven!

01736 752071 www.coastdaleparks.co.uk


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•EXPERIENCE• A F U N - F I L L E D DAY AT R E TA L L AC K R E S O R T At Retallack Resort’s water park, wetter means better! Enjoy a guaranteed day of fun for the whole family, where the weather really doesn’t matter. Get the whole family slipping, sliding and climbing around the giant, inflatable aqua park, or carve up the lake and learn some tricks on the wakeboard! Those keen to master surfing can take on the Flow ider – Cornwall’s only surf wave machine, and there’s also paddle boarding and water zorbing to try out too. Activities start from just , with multi-activity passes that can be used over seven days, available from just 2 .

RETALLACK RESORT 01637 882400 www.watersportscornwall.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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. . . g n i c u d Intro The newest addition to the Harbour Hotel brand in the bustling fishing port of Padstow.


or many years Padstow has been a hotspot for foodies, families and those looking for an authentic Cornish break. It’s the perfect location for a Harbour Hotel – a brand that already has a portfolio of stunning four and five-star hotels across the south of England. After acquiring it in the autumn of 2018, the hotel has undergone a transformational renovation, reconfiguring the public spaces, fully refurbishing all bedrooms and injecting the Harbour personality with vibrant design and excellent service.

Food and drink For those looking to sample the delights of foodie Padstow, the hotel’s Kitchen, Bar Terrace offers casual, all-day dining, all with those enviable harbour views. The menu has been designed by John Pollard, who joined the Harbour Group having worked in renowned kitchens such

as J Sheekey, Scotts of Mayfair, and the ivington Gill. In 2 , John spearheaded the Pizza East opening in Shoreditch for the Soho ouse group, revolutionising the food scene in east London with simple food, high-end ingredients and perfect execution. In 2012 he took his brand of farm to fork menus to Soho House Berlin, helping to drive the food revolution in Germany. On returning to the UK he then developed Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger brands for Soho House Group, helping to roll out the concept throughout London. Now at Harbour, John and his team advocate locally grown produce, farm raised, wild-caught seafood and farm assured meats, to expertly make traditional favourites and modern classics, all with a contemporary twist. You’ll find the food at Harbour Kitchen, Bar & Terrace light, seasonal and locally sourced to showcase the region’s finest flavours. The menu features many of Harbour Hotel’s signature dishes, including the Harbour


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Fish Pie, sensational seafood burger, tempura prawns, home-cured smoked salmon and a selection of divine desserts. There’s an extensive drinks menu too, featuring eclectic wines, exclusive arbour cocktails (including a selection of espresso martinis and negronis), local craft beers and a selection of locally made gins, perfect for sipping in the sunshine whilst drinking in the view. This summer also sees the opening of the heated outdoor pool and terrace, offering light bites and a lounger drinks service – this is most certainly set to be the hotspot in Padstow for those in the know!

Sleeping The hotel has 5 individually styled rooms which have all been newly refurbished. Every room comes with complimentary gin and sherry, flat-screen T s, The hite Company toiletries, a library of local information to ensure you get the most out of your stay, local artwork and of course

those dreamy arbour views if you book your room early, that is!).

Out and About arbour believes that a hotel stay should go beyond the usual mini break itinerary, it should be about trying something completely different, making your stay an unforgettable experience. They do this by drawing on the knowledge of their incredible teams, after all, they are the experts, living and breathing Padstow and the surrounding areas everyday. ith their insight and connections, arbour have developed an exciting mix of culture, wellness, foodie and adventure-based experiences to enhance every guest s stay. Just ask a member of the team for more information.


The Padstow Harbour Hotel has 58 individually styled rooms

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Get that Friday feeling with The Alverton’s all-new Summer Garden Sessions.

ABOVE é Ease into the weekend RIGHTè This unique, Grade II listed hotel dates back to 1830 BELOW î Celebrate that Friday feeling


aving stood on its hillside setting since 1830, within Cornwall’s cathedral city of Truro, this beautifully unique, Grade II listed hotel offers 51 characterful and comfortable rooms – including nine suites – plus a two AA Rosette classic-contemporary bar and restaurant. If you’re looking for a stylish and relaxed setting in which to enjoy an escape, The Alverton could well be it. At this time of year, with temperatures well and truly on the rise and the evenings drawn out, it’s the perfect time to sit in the sun of an evening and sip on something chilled. What better way to spend a Friday evening? The Alverton’s suntrap terrace is the perfect place to unwind after a hectic week and, with two cocktails for £10 on Fridays plus fantastic live music, you can make the most of that Friday feeling as the sun dips behind the city. As you sip and sink into the rhythm of the music, the team will be firing up the outdoor grill, ready for Head Chef Simon George to rustle up some of his signature summer dishes, so you needn’t rush home for dinner. Simply tuck into something delicious on the terrace and make the most of these superb sundowner sessions. The Summer Garden Sessions will be taking place every Friday from 12th July until 30th August. Set to be outrageously popular, booking is definitely recommended! Why not book into the launch evening on 12th July and make the most of the hotel’s

exclusive 20% discount on all rooms? From £119 for a classic double room for two, including a hearty Cornish breakfast the next morning, we can’t think of a better way to start the weekend, and how better to herald the arrival of summer? Simply quote ‘SUMMER’ when booking to make the most of this fantastic offer.


Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1Z Q 01872 276633 stay@thealverton.co.uk www.thealverton.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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A CLIFFTOP Sea Cliff Cottage – a character-filled holiday let that has recently undergone a dramatic makeover with fantastic results. ABOVE There are more than a few touches of luxury to enjoy here...

DISCOVER MORE The team are always on the lookout for new holiday properties, so if you’d like to know more about the service they can offer, call the Owners team on 01326 336773.


ea Cliff Cottage was previously a four bedroom property but after speaking with the team at Cornish Cottage Holidays, owner Marie took a bold leap of faith and transformed the property into an even more luxurious coastal bolthole for her guests to enjoy. The changes included turning one bedroom into a plush bathroom with walk-in shower and roll top bath, while the other became the ultimate for movie fans; a state of the art cinema room with gourmet popcorn, Netflix and a quirky gin station. At the front of the property there is a charming stone veranda which affords dramatic sunset views across Pentewan Valley, below which is a sunken dining area with a large wooden dining table and gas barbeque to enjoy leisurely al fresco meals. Climb the steps to the rear terraced gardens and you’ll find additional dining space with a barbeque and, further up still, a wood-fired hot tub in which to soak and enjoy a glass of bubbles. During the day, why not simply relax on rocking sun loungers – a great way to while away sunny afternoons. Owner Marie tells us At first, going from four bedrooms to two felt counter intuitive but once I thought about the advice, I was

fully committed. The changes I’ve made make me smile and the icing on the cake is that, since it was relisted, the bookings have started pinging through!” The first guests since the work was completed were a young couple who used the house as their base for their wedding next door at Pentewan Church. “The bride used Sea Cliff Cottage as the base for herself and bridesmaids to stay and get ready pre-wedding. After the wedding her and her new husband stayed on for two nights before flying off to Europe. I was over the moon that they enjoyed it for such a special romantic occasion.” Just a short stroll from the white sands of Pentewan beach, Sea Cliff Cottage has been transformed to blend into the beautiful original architecture with a stylish, fresh look. Cornish Cottage Holidays offer a wide variety of unique and stylish properties just like this – make sure to visit the website for more information.


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


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Creekside Cottages Cornwall


Individual waters-edge, village & rural cottages set in enchanting & picturesque positions.


Sleeping 2 – 8. Available throughout the year. Dogs welcome.

Telephone: 01326 375972 www.creeksidecottages.co.uk martin@creeksidecottages.co.uk

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www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk | 01326 312440 | Harbourside Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2SR Bude

Choose from 6 stunning parks in Cornwall

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Wine tours

IN CORNWALL Explore Cornwall’s award-winning wine scene with Cornish Wine Tours.

ABOVE Kate introduces you to the best that Cornwall's wine scene has to offer é


f you live in Cornwall, or you’re a regular visitor, then you may well be familiar with the award-winning wine produced in this beautiful part of the country, however something you may not know is that you can experience all of Cornwall’s most prestigious wines in one day, comfortable in the knowledge that the entire tour from start to finish is taken care of. Running daily from the Padstow area, Cornish Wine Tours allow you to taste the best of Cornwall’s wine, without the worry or hassle of driving. Dreamt up by local wine enthusiast and founder Kate McBurnie, she tells us: “My aim is to provide guests with a relaxed day of wine tasting accompanied by delicious food without the worry of logistics. Guests are collected in the morning and driven to each location throughout the course of the day, getting to taste a vast array of award-winning wine at each stop, and then finishing with lunch overlooking the vines. The tours themselves will be guided with Kate on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to talk you through the wine tasting as you go. ate tells us I want my guests to have the best day, and for them to feel at ease in my company. It’s a really relaxed experience where you have the opportunity to taste the wines without any pressure, and to really discover what you love!


Stop for lunch overlooking the vines

Kate continues: “The day is geared towards anyone with an interest in the local wines. I want my guests to leave feeling like they’ve had an enjoyable experience and if that’s coupled with a new found passion for Cornish wine then all the better! Vineyards that feature on the regular tour include, Camel Valley, Trevibban Mill, Knightor Winery and Bosue, and throughout the year Kate runs separate events with Polgoon ineyard near Pen ance. Enjoy lunch on the tour at either Appletons restaurant, or the winery bar overlooking the vines at Trevibban Mill. There are so many different wines to suit every palate from sparkling to still, white and red, that you will find it difficult to pick a favourite. So, get in touch today and discover the perfect Cornish wine to suit your palate.

DISCOVER MORE Tours start from £75 per person, and are fully inclusive of all transport, tasters, guidance, and lunch.

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SET YOUR SIGHTS HIGH Aerial Photography • Aerial Surveys • Wedding & Outdoor Events

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LIVE THE HIGH LIFE With a choice of vibrant family resorts and tranquil retreats, Aria Resorts offer a holiday lifestyle to suit everyone.


ria Resorts are bringing the high life to Cornwall with their five holiday resorts, situated all along the north coast. Providing ultimately stylish, but utterly affordable holiday home purchase options – Aria has the perfect getaway property for Cornish residents who are looking for a retreat that is just around the corner, or for guests from out of county who can’t wait to come back for their next visit. You will find a wide range of luxury holiday caravans and lodges available at Newperran, Newquay Bay esort, Bude oliday esort and idemouth Bay, including a rooftop terrace option, which is unique in Cornwall and allows owners to capitalise on the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and coast which are abundant in these spectacular locations. ith beautiful 2 models available at every resort, the friendly Aria teams can help you find your dream holiday home, or if you can’t find one right for you, they will help you to design your own! Aria esorts’ flagship location in Cornwall, situated within easy reach of both Newquay and Padstow, is etallack esort and Spa where you can purchase a stunning two, three or four bedroom property on an exclusive countryside development. The show stopping

lodges all feature hot tubs, unrivalled interiors and beautiful outdoor livings spaces. The four bedroom properties also come complete with a two-tier roof terrace – perfect for summer entertaining. Aria esorts offer a managed letting service for owners who want to secure their own UK retreat but also want to maximise on the time that their holiday home isn’t being used. And at etallack, for eligible individuals, they also offer the opportunity for investment buying as a Property Asset Purchase. A true armchair style investment, qualifying individuals can expect a transparent process and strong annual interest investment options are subject to the financial status of the applicant and terms and conditions apply . To find out more about Aria esorts holiday homes and investment opportunities, visit the website or give the team a call and they’ll be more than happy to talk you through your options.

é ABOVE Show-stopping lodges at Retallack Resort and Spa, with gorgeous interiors

BELOW LEFT An example of the new properties at Newperran ê BELOW

Retallack's stunning wooden lodge CGI images are indicative only and subject to change


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Discover Trigva’s fresh approach to marketing and selling your Cornish property.


ith a Cornish team who’re proud of their roots, Trigva (which means ‘abode’ or ‘dwelling’ in Cornish) is a young start-up company based in the north Cornish coastal town of Rock. We catch up with company founder, Sam Williams, to find out more about his passion for Cornish property. Sam’s drive for marketing and selling property is matched only by his love for this beautiful part of the world, “which I have been doing for a number of years now,” he explains. “What I deliver, alongside experience of the north Cornish property market, is a unique energy and a modern approach. No fussy suits, shiny shoes or shady strategies; just switched-on sales techniques and an ability to build relationships with clients.” Sam is a firm believer that people buy from people. “Making personal connections really is one of the most rewarding parts of the job for me. I want to change people’s perceptions of estate agents and make selling property a stress-free experience. “Honesty and trust are two of the most important values for me,” Sam elaborates, “and are absolutely inherent to how we do business at Trigva. This is why we’re always upfront about what we charge, and don’t

shy away from clearly disclosing our fees and terms. For instance, to sell with us, we ask for a £260 upfront payment to launch the property, then just 1% when the property sells. And, as we are a brand new company, there is no VAT to pay!” Sam shows us to his first instruction – an extremely stylish, versatile and spacious property nestled within the charming Cornish hamlet of Tredrizzick. Within close proximity to popular north Cornwall hotspots such as Rock, Daymer Bay and Polzeath, Sam tells us: “The current vendors make the most of the space by holiday letting part of the property, which comprises two bedrooms and a trendy open-plan living space.” The main accommodation comprises four en-suite bedrooms, including a master with its own balcony, plus a gorgeous open-plan kitchen/diner and a cosy snug room. Meadows is available now at a guide price of £925,000 and a viewing comes highly recommended. Interested? Why not contact Sam and the team and see for yourself what sets the Trigva experience apart?


é RIGHT This trendy home occupies a marvellous spot near the north coast

What I deliver, alongside experience of the north Cornish property market, is a unique energy and a modern approach


TRIGVA CORNWALL 01208 809499 hello@trigvacornwall.co.uk www.trigvacornwall.co.uk

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Beautiful BUDE

Experience the dramatic beauty of Cornwall’s most northerly town.


urrounded by sandy beaches, secluded coves and rugged coastline, Bude remains one of Cornwall’s hidden secrets, and the five-star, family owned ooda Farm oliday Park makes the perfect base from which to explore everything it has to offer! Perched on the hillside surrounded by countryside, it boasts staggering views of Bude and the Atlantic ocean beyond. The accommodation and facilities on offer here mean ooda is not your average holiday park. It has a wide range of accommodation types to suit all tastes and budgets, from fully equipped luxury holiday homes, lodges and cottages, to perfect, well-spaced camping pitches for tents and caravans, many with views of the sea. The ooda team have lived in Bude all their lives, so they know the best spots when it comes to making the most of this picturesque area. ere are just four of their favourites

n Camping at Wooda

n Explore the farm

n Discover Tintagel Castle

Bude Sea Pool and Summerleaze beach A turquoise jewel found on picture perfect Summerleaze beach. Spend lazy days splashing and swimming in this safe haven that’s perfect for families; go crabbing in the surrounding rock pools, or just lie back on the soft sand and soak up the sun. Walk the coastal path This stretch of coastline is simply stunning. Meander past wildflower hedgerows, find secluded hidden coves and be inspired by some of the region’s most scenic and dramatic views. On site at Wooda The abundance of things to do at ooda will have you returning for a holiday here, year after year. The emphasis is on activities that friends and family can enjoy together, including badminton, archery, pitch and putt, tennis, fishing, woodland walks, nature trails (look out for Cornish pixies!), farm animals and games galore! Explore the local villages Bude is just a short drive from the picturesque villages of Tintagel and Boscastle. Spend your day wandering the pretty streets, popping in

n Bude Sea Pool

and out of the boutique shops, and indulge in a traditional Cornish cream tea while you soak up the fabulous views. If you’re hoping to make holiday memories that promise to last a lifetime, then it’s fair to say a break at ooda Farm oliday Park could well be for you.


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Get to know the cobbled streets and picturepostcard beaches of St Ives like a local.


DISCOVER MORE On the other side of the Hayle river, at low tide, you’ll find three miles of sand stretching all the way to Godrevy Lighthouse, popular with families and water sports enthusiasts alike.

f you’ve ever visited St Ives, you’ll already know that much of the town’s historical charm remains in the granite cottages and the labyrinth of lanes and alleys known as ‘Downalong’, where around each corner can be found a hidden treasure, a gallery, potter’s yard, theatre or café. The town is surrounded by incredible beaches too, each with a character of its own. The three main beaches here were all awarded Blue Flag status in 2017 for their cleanliness and facilities, and many benefit from the watchful eyes of lifeguards during the holiday season. Taking a tour of these golden sands, Porthmeor faces the Atlantic ocean and is the most popular beach, especially with surfers and bodyboarders. It’s also home to St Ives Surf School and the popular Porthmeor Beach Café. ead east and you’ll find Porthgwidden; smaller than the main beaches, there is a lovely atmosphere here with all the facilities you need for a good old-fashioned family day out. And if you like Porthgwidden, you’ll love Bamaluz! This very small beach is mostly rocks, but as the tide goes out, it reveals a sandy beach located in the middle of the town. It’s popular with dog owners too, being dog friendly all year round! The harbour beach has areas that are family friendly due to their access to the town’s shops and cafés. At low tide, the sands continue onto Lambath Walk, located just

behind the Lifeboat Station. Continue along Lambath Walk and The Warren and you’ll come to Porthminster, another large beach protected from the surf. The beach retains a slightly Victorian feel, with the architecture of the cafés and restaurants, yet it boasts everything the modern beach goer could ask for, including kayak and SUP hire – perfect for making the most of the calm blue waters. As you leave St Ives, you’ll come to Carbis Bay, home to another sweeping stretch of sand that's perfect for families, and with all the facilities you need for an all-day stay. Continue around the bay and you’ll find Porthkidney – a vast expanse of sand that can stretch out nearly a mile at low tides, and which is dog friendly all year round! There’s so much more to discover in this beautiful pocket of coastal Cornwall. If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore it all, St Ives Holidays may just be what you’re looking for. With over 240 hand picked holiday cottages, solely situated in and around St Ives, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

ë é ABOVE Experience St Ives from the luxury of 3 Piazza, Porthmeor

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Holiday Homes from Home St Ives holiday village

A t S t I ves H oliday V illage, J oh n F ow ler are in th e process of a multi-million p ound investment in th e p ark, including p rop osed new facilities for owners and guests to enj oy. W ith only a limited number of properties left for sale in the village’s final phase, now is the time to buy! With a small selection of new lux ury lodges available in th is year’ s last p h ase th ere’ s never been a better time to make th at lif estyle investment. H oliday h ome p urch ase p lans are available w ith dep osits f rom j ust £ 6000. (full financing details available upon request)


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HOTEL PENZANCE is in an elegant, Edwardian building with only 25 individual rooms, many with views across the harbour and Mounts Bay.

THE BAY RESTAURANT offers 2 AA Rosette award-winning food showcasing the best in local Cornish produce overlooking the sparkling seas of Mount’s Bay. The large patio doors and Edwardian architecture provide light and understated grandeur to dining inside, and outside you are protected by our sail shade and surrounded by a vista from the Med.



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Thinking of letting your holiday property?

FestWest PZ is new for 2019 running from 18th - 22nd September. Showcasing leading international artists alongside home grown talent and upcoming stars. Box Office: 01736810181 or minack.com - Tickets from £9


Your local holiday cottage specialist is currently looking for properties in the area to add to their ever-growing portfolio in Cornwall. We offer free, honest, expert advice on how to get the most out of your holiday property.

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heaven Head to Hendra in Newquay for a holiday experience you won’t forget.


ou’d probably assume that, as one of only a handful of England’s holiday parks to achieve a prestigious Visit England 5 Star Gold and an AA Pennant Platinum rating, Hendra Holiday Park near Newquay would be content, but this family owned park will never rest on its laurels! Situated in 80 acres of countryside minutes from Newquay’s golden sand beaches, Hendra plays host to up to 4,000 guests every night during peak summer months and 2019 looks likely to be another good year. “We’re delighted to continue being included among the elite of English holiday parks inspected by Visit England, not least because quality plays such a big part in awards,” says Director Jon Hyatt. “Guests are actively seeking excellent hospitality, and that is our greatest strength, mainly due to the hard work and dedication of our team,” Jon continues. “Many of our guests are repeat visitors and that suggests we’re getting it right. This is also a result of continuous investment too – over £1.5 million in the last twelve months alone, with constant attention to guest feedback.” Jon also points out that in peak season, Hendra employs around 250 staff, and the £16 million-plus spent annually in the local area by guests benefits other businesses, making a substantial contribution to the local economy. Not only are there award-winning touring and camping pitches, there’s also a choice of spacious top-of-the-range holiday homes too, including those with home-from-home luxuries like king-size beds, en suites and outside decks, all at the very best quality standards visitors would expect from one of Cornwall’s premier accommodation providers. Facilities include the spectacular Oasis fun pools, an indoor play centre, restaurant, caf , pi eria, fish and chip takeaway, entertainment venue, amusements, playgrounds and even its own supermarket!

Guests seeking a quality stay and activity experience can be assured that a holiday at Hendra will be ‘green’ too! Hendra’s ten-acre solar farm supplies the park with most of its energy and the park has achieved major tourism and business awards for sustainability, making it one of Cornwall’s top environmentally friendly resort destinations.

ABOVE ë é Enjoy a fun-filled family break at the award-winning Hendra


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e m i t e h t All

IN THE WORLD When time is of the essence, Patek Philippe’s World Time watches are at the very pinnacle of class and functionality.


orld Time watches are more important than ever in our globally networked lives. e fly around the world, have online conversations with people on the other side of it, pursue international trade relations and share ideas on a global scale. So it’s good to know the time in the places to which we are travelling, or those where the people we’re communicating with live. Patek Philippe orld Time watches fulfil this function in an exemplary way: they show all 24 world time zones at a glance. The local time is most prominently displayed, in the classic manner with the hour and minute hands. For the other 23, the times are directly readable on the 24-hour ring that rotates counter clockwise within the city disk. The minutes indicated by the minute hand are the same for all time zones. Patek Philippe owes this ingenious functionality to an invention in the 1930s by Genevan watchmaker Louis Cottier. The mechanism was later refined and patented by Patek Philippe. Changing to a different time zone is made easy with a World Time watch – literally at a few clicks of a button – and the time in all 24 zones is always displayed with the precision specified by the directives of the Patek Philippe seal. An excellent example is the Men’s World Time Reference 5230G. This famed World Time watch is highly coveted among

frequent flyers and collectors, and has been carefully realised with a white-gold case, a pierced hour hand that reflects the exclusive Patek Philippe style, as well as a manually engraved dial centre with a motif inspired by a historic model in the Patek Philippe Museum’s collection. In 1997, this world-renowned brand enriched its portfolio of useful complications by launching a new movement with two time zones – the Calatrava Travel Time. This ingenious system allows the local hour hand to be moved backwards or forwards, an hour at a time. The feminine interpretation of the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, the Reference 7234R, combines a rose gold case with a brown dial and subtle black gradation toward the periphery. Along with its dashing aeronautical style and second time zone display, this stunning piece is also the first self-winding Travel Time model in Patek Philippe’s collection for women. To learn more about these fabulous collections and watches, be sure to visit Patek Philippe’s authorised retailer, Michael Spiers.






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On Display Showcasing local artists and art galleries

1. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY AND MUSEUM Boy with a Pony by Sir Alfred Munnings

‘Munnings in Cornwall’ marks 60 years since the death of the eccentric equestrian artist Sir Alfred Munnings RA. The exhibition, which runs at Penlee House until 7th September, explores his paintings from the years he spent living in Cornwall. Alongside are works by his friends and contemporaries Laura and Harold Knight, Lamorna Birch and Dod Procter. Open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

MORRAB ROAD, PENZANCE TR18 4HE 01736 363625 | www.penleehouse.org.uk


Coastal Light by Alexandra Dickens After running her own gallery in St Ives for many years Alexandra now welcomes visitors to her studio. Essentially an abstract artist she paints with instinctive vivacity creating distinctly original vibrant abstract and coastal paintings. Please call or email for directions and opening times. 07967144113 mail@alexandradickens.co.uk www.alexandradickens.co.uk

3. VINCENT BASHAM STUDIO/GALLERY Low Tide Godrevy by Vincent Basham


Rock Painting 1 by Barbara Karn

Open from 10am until 4pm daily, Vincent’s studio and gallery has been open for just over a year now, in the garden of his Wadebridge home overlooking the river Camel. He recently completed exhibitions in Rock in April, then in Padstow in May and June, and has one more lined up at the Padstow Institute from 23rd to 27th September.

Barbara Karn is a well-established artist who recently returned to live in Cornwall. She has created a series of new and exciting abstract paintings in which colours are made using rocks collected from visited locations. This year Barbara will be represented at Breeze Art & Makers Fair, 13th to 15th September at Trereife House.

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

07929 249154 mail@barbarakarn.co.uk www.barbarakarn.co.uk


Rosie in the Garden by Lesley Holmes Lesley lives and works in Cornwall selling her paintings from her online gallery and studio. She paints in watercolour and oil, working from life with her subject in front of her, attempting to capture the colour and light, which is so unique to the Cornish landscape. She will be holding her annual summer exhibition at The Old Lifeboat House in Porthleven (TR13 9JS) from Saturday 14th September to Friday 20th September. 07950 432920 | lesley@lesleyholmes.com www.lesleyholmes.com

6. THE CUSTOMS HOUSE GALLERY In the Beginning by David Gray

Standing on Porthleven’s harbour side, the Customs House Gallery showcases a diverse collection of work by some of Cornwall’s finest artists. The gallery is a member of the Own Art scheme and is holding a series of exhibitions of work by gallery artists throughout the year. For more information and details of other upcoming events, be sure to visit the website. COMMERCIAL ROAD, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9JD 01326 569365 | www.cornwall-art.co.uk


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ing by Trudi Drewett


Vibrant Vessels by Sarah Blakey

August at LaunchArt brings you the amazing work of a very talented artist. Trudi Drewett’s passion is illustrating children’s books, inspired by her local Cornish surroundings and the natural environment. She’s an artist working in a variety of mediums including watercolour and collage. Go and see Trudi at LaunchArt where she’s exhibiting her new collection, ‘My Cornwall’. LAUNCHART, 2A THOMAS STREET, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9DG 07835 524641 | info@launchart.co.uk www.trudidrewett.com


Open by Dan Bassett

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 10.30am until 5.30pm.

St Ives born Dan combines drawing, painting and photography and works introspectively to create thought provoking images. Common themes include heritage, presence and masculinity. Dan is exhibiting in both Cornwall and London this summer, so be sure to check him out online to find out more details!

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

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A Thousand Desires by Mel Chambers “I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you, all else melted away” – Rumi. Bringing 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 | info@melchambers.com www.alchemytiles.com


Coastal inspired wave bangle by Sally Napier Dive into the deep blue with this stunning sea-inspired bangle. Handcrafted using highly polished silver, shaped and created to represent the movement of the waves and tides of the sea. 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


Rough Tor A Tranquil Morning by Steve Slimm Renowned for their quality of light, Steve’s paintings are now sought after by art collectors worldwide. Examples can be seen in local galleries and online. But he also happily works with clients


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on ‘commissions’, such as the sublime piece illustrated (for delighted clients in Greenwich). Why not contact Steve and tell him what inspires you? THE OLD FACTORY STUDIOS, NEAR PRAA SANDS CROSS ROADS TR20 9RA 07968 979367 www.steveslimm.co.uk/pages/cornwall-living


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Swan by Caitlin Mclintock Born and bred in Cornwall, Caitlin has always used its rich landscape and wonderful culture to inspire her collection of work. Graduating from Falmouth University with a degree in Illustration, she uses inks, watercolours and pens to create works in a crosshatching style. To see more of Caitlin’s beautiful pieces, head to the website.


Rainbows of joy in the town of Fowey by Kirstyn Smith Working from her studio at home, Kirstyn Smith creates an incredible array of fused glass pieces, many of which can be viewed on her website and brought directly via her online Etsy shop. You can find a selection of stunning pieces in a number of Cornish shops and galleries, and kirstyn also works to order, so why not get in touch to discuss a commission?

cjmclintockillustration@gmail.com www.cjmclintock.co.uk

07903499785 | fusedglassbykirstynsmith www.cornishfusedglassbykirstynsmith.com


Delicious by Debs Martin Debs’ unique paper cut art is a playful, vibrant and colourful collection of repeat designs, unique in both its design and placement of individual colours. Debs specialises in upcycling sea charts, as well as original landscape and seascape designs. Her unique style makes for some wonderful pieces – the perfect adornments to remind you of your time in Cornwall.


January Storm V2 by Pine Feroda This fine art gallery is located on the Atlantic Highway (A39) between Padstow and Wadebridge. CIRCLE represents a diverse group of artists who have a strong personal style, and is committed to showing contemporary art which, above all, is visually acute, thoughtful and beautiful. The gallery is a cool and minimal space which continues to evolve, showing emerging and well-known artists, alternating group and solo exhibitions, focusing on fresh and innovative art. Visit the website for all current and upcoming exhibitions. HAWKSFIELD, ATLANTIC HIGHWAY (A39) PL27 7LR 01208 813220 | www.circlecontemporary.co.uk

STUDIO 11 POLMEAR ROAD, PAR PL24 2AN PaperCutArtDEBS 07976 325301 | www.cornishpapercutart.co.uk


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


October Light, Duckpool by Sue Read Sue paints the moving skies and the ever-changing sea of north Cornwall, finding colour on a grey day, sparkle in low winter sun and the drama of close-up waves. Painting outside and in her barn studio, her work is large scale, depicting the Cornish coastline to draw you into her landscape. To visit, please call ahead first. Originals, canvas and paper prints are available. Commissions welcome. THE MILL BARN STUDIO, WOODA HOLIDAYS, BUDE EX23 9HJ 07935 100950 | suereadart | www.sueread.co.uk


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Pink Hollyhock & Tree Bumblebee by Stuart Law As busy as a bee! As a member of the East Cornwall Society of Artists, Stuart exhibits all summer at the Ebenezer Gallery, Polperro. Other exhibitions include: The Red Store, Lerryn 26th until 30th July and 23rd until 30th August, as well as Fowey Town Hall from 31st July until 1st Aug and The Padstow Institute, 5th until 10th August. A GREAT ESCAPE ART, LOSTWITHIEL PL22 0AX 07544 703540 www.agreatescapeart.net


Pebble Trees Triptych by Alison Gibson

21. THE COWHOUSE GALLERY Portloe by Wendy Powell

Located in the picturesque coastal village of Perranuthnoe, The Cowhouse Gallery is run by a group of local artists and craftspeople, offering a wide range of work at very affordable prices. Open daily, paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodturning and leatherwork are all beautifully displayed in this light and bright art space.

Fused glass art is perfect for the home, office 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. Ali offers home visits for bespoke commissions in Cornwall and is currently offering 10% off all existing kitchen splashback designs. THE OLD BREWERY YARD, TRELUSWELL, PENRYN TR10 9AT 07554889119 | ali@offthewallglass.co.uk www.offthewallglass.co.uk

LYNFIELD CRAFT CENTRE, PERRANUNTHNOE TR20 9NE 01736 710538 | www.cowhousegallery.co.uk


Such a beautiful day by Philip Lyons Wave 7 Gallery exhibits contemporary art and crafts in two buildings, the main gallery and The Granary. A host of stunning work can be found on display here, alongside with regular art courses and craft afternoons, plus exhibitions by artists such as Philip Lyons, who will be exhibiting from 28th June to 19th July. 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


St Michael’s Mount and Causeway by Tom Foreman The ocean has always played an integral role in everything from Tom’s career choices and travel destinations to lifestyle. “I’m passionate about the sea and capturing Cornwall’s dramatic land and seascapes,” explains Tom. Visit Tom’s website to view and order from the online gallery, or Tom will happily take commissions. Images available professionally framed and mounted, printed directly onto a beautifully hand finished plywood frame. Other options are also available. 07773 085427 | www.saltwaterimages.co.uk


Poly Joke by Sarah Eddy Cornish artist, Sarah Eddy, is back with more exhibitions of Cornish seascapes this July and August, offering original oil paintings, prints and greeting cards. To see Sarah’s work in exhibition, visit Coast

Colour Canvas Gallery at Roskilly’s near St Keverne between 27th July and 2nd August, or The Poly in Falmouth between 27th and 31st August. 07507174025 www.saraheddyart.com


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Creating stunning pieces of silver jewellery that encapsulate the beauty of Cornwall’s iconic coastline.


DISCOVER MORE If you can’t get to Silver Origins’ boutiques, sit back and shop safely and securely on the website. The company ship worldwide and offer free delivery within the UK on all orders over £30. Visit www.silverorigins.com or for the Celtic Heritage range, visit www.celticlands.co.uk.

or Silver Origins, living and working by the sea in west Cornwall has profoundly inspired and influenced the style and design process, with unique silver jewellery collections that capture the essence of Cornwall, its spectacular scenery, breathtaking natural beauty and lifestyle of our coastal communities. Silver Origins is a family run, independent jewellery brand that began in 2. Today, three generations of family members run the business along with dedicated staff who all play a key role in a common endeavour to create a successful jewellery brand. Specialising in sterling silver, a timeless precious metal with intrinsic value and beauty combined, all jewellery is designed in-house and headed by Creative Director, Marcus Price, who was born and grew-up in west Cornwall and developed a strong affinity for the ocean and coastline having been a keen surfer and diver since childhood. Salt water is in the blood as his father, Tony Price, founder of the company, was one of the first commercial divers in Cornwall back in the early sixties, and a keen long-board surfer. New designs and ideas start out as a simple pencil sketch with the original moulds hand carved out of wax to achieve the natural organic shapes and textures. Silver is then cast using the lost wax method, sanded, polished and the stones are then set by highly skilled


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é ABOVE Stunning silver pieces inspired by the sea ç MAIN Uniquely beautiful designs

silversmiths. Everything is made by hand with attention to detail and quality, so that every design maintains the Silver Origins signature look and feel. It’s so rewarding to create original and tactile handcrafted jewellery with fresh and exciting seasonal collections launching throughout the year and mid season, Marcus tells us. The collections evolve from the iconic backdrop of Cornwall’s sub-tropical gardens and wildlife, rugged beaches, coastline and sea life – together with its rich Celtic heritage. This truly dramatic setting provides endless visual inspiration. Natural organic shapes, sculptured and weathered rock formations, pebbles and shells found beachcombing on the tideline, rockpools teeming with life and ocean waves pounding our shores. A piece of Silver Origins jewellery has a connection to something meaningful and intrinsically beautiful. Many designs feature semi–precious gemstones, contrasting textures and gold vermeil to enhance the spirit and story of each piece. Silver Origins designs are elegant in their simplicity and minimalism, demonstrating that, often, less is more. Each collection is unique with designs to suit everyone, from the fun and whimsical to the eternally romantic, celebrating love and life moments. All collections are available in-store or online. Silver Origins has two jewellery

boutiques, one situated in the ancient market town of Mara ion, across the water from the famous St Michael’s Mount, and the flagship store in St Ives, with its pristine beaches, cobbled streets and art galleries. isiting one of the jewellery boutiques is a real experience, with stunning contemporary displays and interiors, friendly and knowledgeable staff to guide you through the extensive range and help you find that perfect gift for a loved one – or just a little retail therapy for yourself, all at very affordable prices. Being an independent company, we pride ourselves on a more personal and individual service, Marcus explains. If silver rings are your passion, then don’t miss our fantastic ring bar displays where you can literally try on every style and ring si e imaginable. hether it’s a pair of earrings or a statement necklace; all jewellery is beautifully gift boxed to offer the complete gift. Silver Origins is proud to create keepsakes to be cherished and lovingly worn for every occasion.

SILVER ORIGINS BOUTIQUES 1 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1AB Market Place, Marazion TR17 0HA celticlands.co.uk silverorigins.com

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Bucketfuls of gifts designed with a sniff of the sea and a cheeky winkle!

For details of our Gone Crabbing shop, stockists and to shop online visit: Or just phone us on 01485 211111


gifts & framing

Telephone 01726 65900 71 Charlestown Road, Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NL

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STARING DOWN THE BARREL We catch up with Mike Lacey and discover his drive to immerse himself, camera in hand, into Cornwall’s most powerful waves. ABOVE é Mike searching for his next piece of water magic INSET Visit either the Falmouth or Porthleven gallery and immerse yourself in the waves


orking in the waves for a living, according Mike Lacey, founder of Waves Surf Art Gallery, is a strange concept and not one that’s easy to explain, “but throwing on a wetsuit, grabbing the camera and swimming out, there are scarce few things that can make me feel more at home.” Not only does being out in the surf excite Mike; the images he’s yet to capture – the search for that next piece of water magic – makes it all doubly exhilarating. “That’s what keeps me motivated to get out there.” During the winter months, Mike immerses himself in the biggest waves. “The adrenaline gets going and the nerves kick in, but that’s when I start to break down the shots and concentrate on how I can portray it in an image, how I can convey the danger and excitement.” Most of the time, Mike tells us, he just has to get stuck in, getting into the critical parts of the wave itself. “Just to get the perspective and element of danger, sometimes I have to take the risk and get as close to the tube as possible, take the hit and just hope I don’t get taken with it when it breaks!” It’s fair to say that there’s nothing quite like seeing it go from my camera to the

wall in the gallery; the life size impact you get from it is just incredible. “I can relive that very moment, Mike reflects, just as if I was back there taking it, another piece of an ocean jigsaw that I’m always trying to complete.” Sharing these moments with everyone is an amazing feeling for Mike, and he loves telling gallery visitors about them. “People have a genuine interest in how it’s achieved and always ask about my cameras and techniques, and where’s next. I have my favourite beaches to shoot at, but to be honest, I feel spoilt here in Cornwall. All of the beaches are just so stunning and having the opportunity to capture their beauty is a real honour and privilege. e finishes “Thank you Cornwall.”

WAVES SURF ART GALLERY Commercial Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JD 01326 368369 42 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JA 01637 818065 www.wavesgallery.co.uk

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Making Waves

Introducing FestWest PZ – an all-new Cornish festival showcasing leading international artists alongside home-grown talent in Penzance.


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é ABOVE FestWest PZ is set to become an annual highlight è RIGHT

Penzance has a brim-full calendar of cultural events


et to take place between 18th and 22nd September this year, the idea for FestWest PZ came from the opportunity of hearing concertos on the Hall for Cornwall’s Steinway piano, which is currently being housed in St Mary’s Church on Chapel Street in Penzance while renovations are carried out. Bringing together IMS Prussia Cove, Tim Boulton, Tim Dean, Penlee Theatre, The Acorn and Exchange Penzance, this new festival is supported by Penzance BID and hopes to become an annual highlight! Penzance has been synonymous with the arts over the centuries, with a history of nurturing innovators and creative talent. Thanks to its stunning coastal backdrop, beautiful architecture and maritime history, it provides the perfect setting for a celebration of the arts. There are events in venues across Penzance, including St Mary’s Church, Penlee Theatre, The Acorn Theatre and St John’s Hall, with a line-up of international stars including IMS Prussia Cove, who are renowned for understanding the fruitful relationship between nature and music, and the inspiration that this part of Cornwall can offer to both artists and audiences. Many of the world’s leading soloists have attended IMS’ seminars and acknowledge how much their playing owes to the magical influence of time spent in Cornwall, and former students and participants of the seminars can be found among the leaders of some of the world’s greatest orchestras! This year’s productions include Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Debussy’s

Estampes, Haydn String Quartet’s Op. 77 No. 1, and Thomas Ades’ The Four Quarters. Highlights of a strong recital programme include Susan Tomes, Charles Owen and Dominic Degavino, plus the Castalian and John Law Quartets. If this sounds like your idea of a festival heaven, you’ll be pleased to know that Penzance is home to a superb selection stays, so you can pick the perfect base from which to enjoy all FestWest PZ has to offer. Whether your taste demands a luxury guesthouse, a self-catering cottage, countryside bed and breakfast or a boutique hotel, you’re well catered for here. And, when it comes to sating that inevitable sea-air appetite, Penzance has been described as ‘Cornwall’s new foodie capital’. Indeed, it’s become well known for superb food and drink, hiding some of the region’s most exciting pubs and restaurants in tucked-away locations along its historic streets. Tickets, which are available from £9, with concessions available for those under 25, can be purchased online or from the Box Office at The Minack Theatre. For more information about this exciting new festival, be sure to visit the website.


www.lovepenzance.co.uk www.minack.com www.festwestpz.co.uk

GETTING THERE Forming a gateway to the Land’s End peninsula, Penzance is one of the UK’s farthest-flung towns. But that doesn’t mean getting here has to be a hassle! With excellent connections from major destinations, you can arrive by train, plane, car or coach – the choice is yours!

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Win! STAY |

Something to treasure Win an Organic Lariat Necklace from Silver Origins

FESTIVAL FEVER Win a pair of tickets to both Apollo 50 festival and Kneehigh’s Ubu! at the Asylum WORTH

Enter our competitions for the chance to win these fantastic prizes!



www.cornwall- living.co.uk TERMS AND CONDITIONS No purchase necessary. Prize draw open to anyone in the UK age 18 years or over excluding employees of Silver Origins, Kneehigh Theatre, Baker Tom, The Falmouth Hotel, AVO Catering, Jo Downs Handmade Glass, Sweet Dreamzzz, The Wine House Cornwall, Truro Food Festival, ILOW, Forever Cornwall, Kernow Adventure Park, Holdcroft Lighting, Landal Gwel an Mor, Celtic Retreats, Philip Martin, Whistlefish, Penzance BID, FestWest PZ, The Minack Theatre, Leven Media Group, and their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion. One entry per household. The prize is non-transferrable and non-exchangeable. No cash alternative available. Winners must be willing to provide their name and country of residence for publicity if required. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winners will be drawn at random after 12th August. The winners will be notified by email within 14 days after the draw closes. Subject to availability. See online for full terms and conditions.


£98.95 Textured loops create a stunning statement necklace that can be worn every day or for a special occasion. This fabulous piece was designed in Cornwall by Silver Origins, handcrafted in sterling silver and comes presented in a luxury gift box and bag.

A prize that’s out of this world! A one-off festival of music, science, and art at Goonhilly, plus tickets to one of the hottest events this summer – Kneehigh’s Asylum on the beach.


A seaside stay

Win a three-month supply of Baker Tom’s bread

Win a two-night stay for up to four at the stunning Falmouth Lodges




£350 Enjoy the delicious taste of artisan bread, cakes and pastries freshly baked every day from Baker Tom’s bread. These vouchers are redeemable in all Baker Tom shops in Wadebridge, St Austell, Falmouth, Pool and Penzance.

Wake up in the brand new self-catering lodges to your own private view of Falmouth Bay with Pendennis Castle perched on the headland whilst listening to the sea lapping the shore on Castle beach.


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A bountiful banquet box Win an AVO Catering Co Seafood Banquet Box for eight

OCEAN ELEGANCE Win a 13-piece Reef Shoal by Jo Downs Handmade Glass WORTH


A bundle of bedding Win a beautiful set of bedding from Sweet Dreamzzz




£140 This mouth-watering AVO Catering Co Seafood Banquet Box utilises the finest Cornish seafood paired with great local produce cooked by two truly Cornish chefs! To be enjoyed at home, on holiday or at your favourite beach.

With the opening of Jo Downs’ dedicated Shoaling Fish Gallery – Fish @ No. 5 in St Ives – Jo and the team are giving you the chance to win this beautiful 13-piece Reef Shoal. A stunning piece of fused glass promises to bring a splash of elegance to your home.

Win a double size bedding set complete with 10-tog duvet, a pair of pillows, white duvet cover and pillowcases so you can sink into the sheets for a blissful night’s sleep.

Gin o'clock

Food festival fun

Beachside luxury

Win a bottle of award winning Salcombe Start Point Gin


£38.95 Enjoy this award-winning bottle of Salcombe Start Point Gin courtesy of The Wine House Cornwall, the perfect tipple to while away a sunny afternoon in the garden amongst friends.

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Win four weekend tickets to Truro Food Festival


£80 Experience Truro Food Festival over the weekend from 27th until 29th September. The city-wide festival celebrates the very best Cornish food and drink, with local produce, family fun, gourmet street food and live music!

Win a week in a stunning seaside retreat courtesy of Forever Cornwall.


£795 Forever Cornwall is offering a full week’s self-catering accommodation – anytime from October to March – at the idyllic Holywell Bay, just 15 minutes’ drive from Newquay. Stay at the professionally styled Samphire Beach House and stroll to the beach in moments.


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Founded in 1880, Truro School is Cornwall’s leading independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 - 18.

Upcoming Open Events: Sixth Form

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Family fun

Win a day on the water for four at Kernow Adventure Park

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE Win your own bespoke lighting piece from Holdcroft Lighting

The whole package Win a holiday bundle from Landal Gwel an Mor







Hit the Aqua Park and indulge in some tranquil paddle boarding amidst stunning quarry surroundings at Kernow Adventure Park. Perfect for families of four or a group of friends.

Chose from a variety of ceiling roses, flex, lamp holders and bulbs to create your very own lighting piece. With styles ranging from sleek and elegant to rustic and industrial, this is the perfect prize for anyone updating their home.

As well as a luxury Cornish hamper worth £75, presented in a fabulous wicker basket, one lucky winner will receive 15% off their 2019 Landal Gwel an Mor holiday, plus £50 to spend at the resort during the stay.

A hand-built holiday

A thousand words

All access

Win a two-night glamping break

Win a gorgeous framed print from Philip Martin

Win a pair of tickets to FestWest PZ


£200 Celtic Retreats are offering you the chance to win a superb glamping break in Cornwall in one of Inovaa’s handmade glamping pods! What better way to make the most of a break in Cornwall’s gorgeous countryside?


£45 Philip Martin Estate Agents are giving you the chance to win this fabulous piece from Whistlefish called 'Coming home to Cornwall'. Summing up that feeling when you finally arrive back home in Cornwall, this print really is worth a thousand words.



This pair of tickets will give the winner access to performances at FestWest PZ – an exciting new festival showcasing leading international classical artists, alongside home grown rising stars. FestWest PZ takes place between 18th and 22nd September.


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

A family affair at

Fowey Hall Hotel

Dining at Fowey Hall is a family affair. From leisurely breakfasts and light lunches to afternoon teas, early family dinners or candlelit meals for two, the hotel is happy to offer flexible dining options. On warmer days dining tables spill out onto the terrace for al fresco meals with a sea view that’s hard to beat. Head Chef, Wesley Pratt, has over 20 years’ experience working in the kitchens of luxury hotels and local restaurants and is also a parent himself, meaning he knows how to cater for the foodie demands of the whole family. Not to mention, Wes and his team have got to know the local farmers and fishermen, meaning that only the finest, freshest ingredients are plated up. For more information call 01726 833866 or visit www.foweyhallhotel.co.uk

gossip A charming pub

that knows good food Situated just outside Saltash and with the Tamar valley on its doorstep, The Rod and Line pub is perfectly located for a rest and refuel on any exploration of this area of Cornwall. With a menu that includes fresh crab, lobster and shellfish alongside locally reared dexter beef grown on the banks of the river Lyner and seasonal game dishes, you know you’re in for a treat if you choose to dine at this charming 15th century inn. One happy customer has said of their experience e chose this pub by chance after spotting their signpost advertising fresh crab and in a week of eating out around the area this was the

best meal we had. Nothing fancy, a good honest pub and the food was incredible.” Not surprising, considering everything is cooked fresh to order including, the homemade desserts! For more information call 01752 851912 or visit www.rodandlinetideford.co.uk

The whole package at The Polurrian Situated atop the cliffs of Polurrian Bay, Polurrian on the Lizard boasts panoramic sea views and is a great place to visit whether you’re staying at the hotel or not. It’s ideal for spending a lazy afternoon enjoying a Cornish cream tea or afternoon tea, especially considering the team was recently presented an award by Food and Beverage Magazine! For something extra special, make sure to visit on a Sunday when, over the nine weeks of summer, there will be live music showcasing a wealth of local talent, allowing you to make a day of it. Spend some time on Polurrian beach building sandcastles, enjoy a wood-fired lunch and finish the

afternoon listening to live music in the sun – it doesn’t get much better! Or, enjoy an evening out with friends, sipping cocktails on the terrace with the Atlantic as your backdrop. For more information call 01326 240421 or visit www.polurrianhotel.com

A flawless foodie experience At Edie’s itchen, guests can always expect seasonal, local food and a warm welcome. After a 20-year career spent working with culinary luminaries such as Raymond Blanc and Bill Granger, Nigel Brown brings his well-honed skills and foodie flair to the beautiful Cornish setting of Carlyon Bay, heading up the kitchen and wowing guests with his expert weavings of flavour. is wife, elly, runs everything front of house, charming guests and

ensuring guests leave satisfied and eager to come back. Together, the dynamic duo provides the ultimate foodie experience, with recent guests commending on the excellent dishes and second-to-none service. But don’t just take our word for it – head to Edie’s Kitchen and discover what sets this family-run restaurant apart. For more information call 01726 813888 or visit www.edieskitchen.co.uk


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For all things gin,

why not visit...

The Little Gin Shack is a dream come true for Neil and his wife Lee. Neil spent over ten years working for a major wholesaler and, feeling the time had come for a change, he conceptualised the Little Gin Shack – a boutique gin emporium in Wadebridge selling gins especially selected for their quality and taste. Neil is a great host and, thanks to his vast experience in the industry, has extensive knowledge on all things gin. Whether you’re popping in to buy a bottle or two, or soaking up the atmosphere of one of this wonderful shop’s tasting events, Neil loves to share his expertise. With over 160 gins in stock, more than half of which are Cornish, there is bound to be a gin for you. What’s more, with the opportunity to sample most of the gins, you are sure to leave with a new favourite! The shop also has a range of top quality gifts, from glassware and t-shirts, to gin books and gift packs. You can also shop online, where you will find comprehensive tasting notes and serving suggestions. For more information call 07740 639565 or visit www.thelittleginshack.co.uk

New trends emerging at Wadebridge Wines First seen at their Rum and Tequila Festival, and following the movement from the U.S., Wadebridge Wines have reintroduced a canned wine range, perfect for beaches and festivals and considerate in packaging, recyclability and cooling. Other trends the team have noticed of late include the cooling of light red wines in the fridge – spotted by owner, Sue, in the Navarra Spanish region in time for evening


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Enjoy beachside fish and chips at Rick Stein, Fistral Head to Fistral beach this summer for world-renowned surf and delicious fish and chips. Located right on the beach, Rick Stein’s offers a casual and laid-back environment to enjoy your food. With a varied menu of fish and chips, curries, noodles and burgers, plus Mini Stein meal options for kids, the whole family will be satisfied. If you hit the beach early, there are also bacon rolls and coffee ready to power your seaside adventures. Watch out for Fistral Sessions, taking place on the first Friday of every month from 7pm to 9pm – grab a beer, pick a spot overlooking the beach and enjoy the live music. What better way to watch the sun set?

For more information call 01841 532700 or visit www.rickstein.com

Gin and swim

at the manor

Work out and then unwind on Thursdays at Merchants Manor. Buy a £10 swim pass and then kick back with a gin and tonic at Rastella bar! Enjoy some carefree floating or cool down from the Cornish summer sun – the indoor pool is the perfect place to relax. Set your muscles free with water, heat and pressure massages in the hydro pool, or just unwind with a leisurely lap or two through the glassy water before diving into a classic gin, served as you like it. The perfect midweek tonic. Worked up an appetite? Linger a little longer and taste some of Cornwall’s authentic local produce at Rastella, Falmouth’s only three AA Rosette restaurant!

For more information call 01326 312734 or visit www.merchantsmanor.com

consumption – as well as the trend of vermouths. The cult Negroni has started the resurgence, with vermouth and tonic proving a less-punchy but thirst-quenching favourite.” In other news, Wadebridge Wines was abuzz recently supporting Nathan Outlaw – Patron of the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow. Wines were matched with Nathan’s favourite recipes, raising money for the hatchery. What’s more, Wadebridge Wines will be hosting the FAR Stage Cornwall Folk Festival this August bank holiday weekend, so be sure to pop that in your diary! For more information call 01208 812692 or visit www.wadebridgewines.co.uk


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Situated right next to St Just In oseland Church, Miss V’s Cornish Cream Tea serves traditional Cornish Cream teas, a range of homemade cakes and light lunches amidst beautiful surroundings. The 13th century church is located in semi-tropical gardens on the edge of the iver Fal. Described by poet John Betjeman as one of the most beautiful churches in the world, its location near St Mawes means you can easily walk from the seaside village to the church for an idyllic stroll, and then take the opportunity to rest and refuel at Miss V’s before walking back. Adjoining the Merlin cinema on Wendron Steet, Helston, The Reel Pizza Company offers a selection speciality handmade pizzas, plus a tempting choice of classic Italian dishes. Contemporary in design, the restaurant and bar retains an intimate, warm atmosphere and, with great prices to boot, it’s perfect for casual dining before or after a movie! Ingredients are sourced locally, from fish landed in Newlyn Harbour, to meat and produce reared and grown around the Duchy, and everything on the menu is made to order. The menu isn’t all about the pizza though – there’s also a delicious choice of tapas dishes too, along with a choice of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. With two pizzas for just £17.99 available throughout the week, as well as offers and discounts running in conjunction with certain film showings in the cinema next door, if you’re seeking great food at equally fantastic prices, be sure to pop into The Reel Pizza Company. For more information call 01326 569900 or visit www.thereelpizzacompany.co.uk

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car park, Miss V’s is a tranquil spot to enjoy your tea and soak up the beautiful surroundings. For more information call 07500 418504 MissVsVintageHighTea or visit

Eat into the evening at The Digey Food Room, St Ives Nestled between the plethora of boutique shops in St Ives, the Tate Gallery and Porthmeor beach, The Digey Food Room serves breakfast and lunch all day. Popular choices are the breakfast of smashed avocado on Vicky’s sourdough toast with poached eggs and streaky bacon. Or for lunch, dig in to the open crab sandwich packed full of brown and white crabmeat fresh from Newlyn harbour. The café is also open in the early evenings this year for the first time. Owner Alex Baird tells us e will be serving a casual menu featuring quality local produce, perfect for people leaving the beach on sunny evenings.” The menu

will be an extended version of the lunch menu with some light summer specials and there will be a selection of delicious salads and deli sharing boards as well. Essentially providing great casual food for a sunny evening in St Ives. For more information call 01736 799600 or visit www.digeyfoodroom.co.uk

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anaged by Jonny and Sam Pearce, with over 20 years’ experience of running Cornish pubs and restaurants, the Lemon Arms at Mylor Bridge is the perfect pit stop for a glass of something chilled, especially with its dog friendly beer garden now in full bloom. The area is replete with beautiful walks and is home to a thriving sailing scene, so when the sun’s out, nothing beats taking a stroll around the creek and watching the world on the water go by. If you’re feeling peckish then the Lemon Arms has just the thing to sate that salty-air appetite, with new Head Chef, Freddie, bringing a delightful blend of seasonal Cornish flavours to the menu. The whole team has a passion for Cornwall’s bountiful produce and, because nobody can ever predict what the local day boats are going to land, the specials menu is always changing. The whole menu is created fresh and in-house, drawing on the best local and seasonal produce, while an award-winning range of Cornish beers and spirits from

St Austell Brewery means you can’t fail to find the perfect tipple to wash down your choice of dish. Finally, it doesn’t seem to matter what the weather’s doing, when Sunday rolls around, we Brits love a good old-fashioned roast. Jonny, Sam and the team know this, providing guests with a delicious all-thetrimmings experience, so if you could use a proper Sunday roast to round off your weekend, you know where to go! Whether you’re looking for a quick pint in the beer garden during your tour of the coast, or hoping to sample the morning’s catch from the pub’s ever-changing specials, take it from us, the Lemon Arms is well worth adding to your summer itinerary.


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FUSIONS Take your taste buds on a journey through Asia with a trip to Truro’s Xen Noodle Bar.

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his family-run noodle bar in the heart of Truro serves a varied selection of traditional Asian dishes, offering fantastic value for money. The menu promises to take you on a journey across the continent, form the aromatic spices of Thailand and Malaysia to the delicate flavours and textures of Japan. It also includes the all-new South Korean Barbeque Grills, cooked at your table. Everything is freshly prepared on site and made using fresh Asian produce. What’s more, all food is MSG free, with gluten free and vegan options available on request. Relax in the ambient surroundings of the recently refurbished restaurant, or put your feet up with a takeaway in the comfort of your home. Either way, you’re sure to love the offerings of this authentic eatery. A range of restaurant-made sauces, including popular classics such as black bean Szechuan, are also available to take away, ensuring Xen’s special flavour can be achieved at home. Eating different food groups has often been linked with a preferable diet and may be why obesity rates have remained relatively low in Asia (a third less than the western world!), and healthy amounts of soup means low calories! en benefits from its true Asian heritage, patriotic cooking and preparation,

delivering food with authenticity, modernity and deliciousness from the heart of Asian culture. The team offer a range of meat-free dishes, which keep saturated fat low, and while there are, of course, the big marinated meat dishes, all in all, the input of seafood on Xen’s menu swings it firmly into the healthy category. And that’s not all! Xen’s dishes utilise fermented and traditionally prepared vegetables in large quantities, which contain healthy bacteria that’s believed to boost your immune system. It also delves into the cruciferous family of cabbages and radishes – known for their anti-cancerous properties – and let’s not forget all the garlic and chilli peppers! Whether you’re eating in or taking away, the Xen team are extremely passionate about delivering an authentic taste of Asia. It’s fair to say you won’t leave feeling disappointed!

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SUMMER SIZZLE Make the most of barbeque season with help from the team at Etherington’s!

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RIGHT Everything you need to cook up a summer storm è INSET Grab a proper Cornish bite from the Farm Shop


ocated in the heart of Cornwall, Etherington’s Farm Shop is home to a delicious range of everyday store cupboard ingredients, as well as specialist products and, of course, award winning meats. The friendly team has a passion for great food, which puts them in good stead to assist you with whatever it is you’re looking for – be it advice on cooking the perfect steak, putting together a killer cheese board for that looming dinner party, or buying the perfect gift for the foodie in your life. At this time of year, with rising temperatures and longer evenings, many of us are starting to think about scrubbing down the griddles and firing up the barbeque. To make the most of an al fresco feast on a balmy summer’s eve, what could be better than one of Etherington’s delicious Barbecue Meat Boxes? Available online at the click of a button, the team’s range of meat boxes contain locally sourced meats of the highest quality and are delivered straight to your door! Think perfectly seasoned burgers, sizzling kebabs and the most flavoursome sausages; in short, everything you’re likely to need to

feed the whole family, without having to rush out to the shops. Simply fire up the grill, open the box and away you go! Perhaps you’d like to meet the team and see what else they have to offer? Located at Wheal Rose, Scorrier, Etherington’s can be found en route to Porthtowan, so why not pop in on your way to the beach and pick up a picnic? Etherington’s also has its very own bakery, where the team of ‘crimpetts’ hand-make nearly 1,000 pasties a day! You’ll also be tempted by the in-store delicatessen, with a delectable range of treats including olives, sun-dried tomatoes and charcuterie, and some of the best cheeses you’re likely to find in the area. All of this, plus a good selection of beers, fine wines and Cornish gins including Traquin’s, Curio and Trevathan means you’ll find everything you need for the perfect summer feast.

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é ABOVE Discover the many and varied exhibitions on display at this fabulous Cornish museum


f you're out and about exploring Cornwall and are looking for the perfect all-weather attraction to entertain everybody, in the market town of elston, you’ll find the Museum of Cornish Life, offering a fascinating insight into the area’s rich tapestry of history and heritage. The building was originally designed as the town’s market house in 1837, with two separate buildings – one for butter and eggs, the other for the meat market. Today, it retains the original sloping floor, which adds to the authenticity of experience as you wander back in time to the Cornish days of yore. In front of the museum is a cannon, salvaged from the wreck of the frigate HMS Anson, which foundered off Loe Bar in 1807. Around 100 sailors’ lives were lost in the disaster, inspiring Henry Trengrouse to invent the ‘Rocket’ lifesaving apparatus, which can be found inside the museum. Head inside and you’ll immediately find that the museum contains a vast social history collection. Dating from the 18th to the 20th century, the range of objects covers agriculture, local trades and industries, as well as law and order,

town history, home life, toys, sporting equipment, gardening, transport and health and leisure activities. Indeed, the sporting display features the famous Bob Fitzsimmons who, heralding from Helston, made boxing history as the sport’s first three-division world champion. The Victorian Classroom, meanwhile, provides a fascinating (and, indeed, eye opening!) insight for children, to see what life was like for pupils all those years ago. The museum boasts the best costume collections of the south west, also offering a regular programme of temporary exhibitions, meaning that there’s usually something new to be found every time you visit. ith a team that firmly believes in learning as a life-long process, if you're hoping to brush up on your Cornish history, a trip to elston’s Museum of Cornish Life comes highly recommended.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! 2019 marks 30 years since Bodmin & Wenford Railway was granted its light railway order, and what a year it’s having in celebration! é ABOVE Step back in time to a bygone era, with experiences to delight kids and adults alike

JOURNEY BACK IN TIME Expect delicious Cornish fare in a delightfully different setting. Dine in First Class as you travel towards the Glynn Valley and out along the Camel Trail.


o celebrate years of steaming passengers down the line and back in time, alongside their regular programme of activity and special events, the Bodmin & Wenford team have been sharing the fascinating history of the railway and some exclusive promotions via social media, so be sure to follow them! So what’s the railway’s secret to success? Perhaps more than anything else, Hannah Irwin, the railway’s Visitor, Events and Marketing Manager, tells us: “Volunteering. The railway is run by a dedicated, passionate team of volunteers who keep us on track.” From behind the scenes in the engine sheds and workshop, to the driver and fireman on the footplate, or the person who sells you your ticket in the booking office or on the train, Hannah explains, “we couldn’t do it without them. If you’re looking for a rewarding opportunity with a friendly and enthusiastic team, then volunteering with Bodmin enford ailway could well be for you! It isn’t just the anniversary celebrations that have got the Bodmin & Wenford crew excited. In fact, having secured funding from Great Western Railway and Cornwall Council, they recently announced plans for a second platform at Bodmin General! But it’s not yet

full steam ahead – the railway now needs to raise the additional funds to make the project a reality. To find out more about the platform and the fundraising campaign, be sure to visit the Bodmin enford website. As if all of this wasn’t enough, Hannah tells us that the railway is delighted to be welcoming The Gruffalo on 28th and 29th September, who’ll be strolling out of the deep dark wood to meet passengers at intervals throughout both days. Just one of the many events in the railway’s calendar, in addition to a journey on a steam train, there’ll be plenty to entertain families as they explore the railway and partake in activities inspired by Julia Donaldson’s world-renowned children’s book. There’s so much going on at Bodmin & Wenford Railway throughout the year, with experiences for kids and grown-ups alike. So if you’re looking for a day out with a difference be sure to visit the website. Better still, why not pencil in a trip to your summer calendar?

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he human eye works like a camera. It has a natural lens that allows images to focus on the retina. This lens is transparent until it turns cloudy and develops opacity – otherwise known as a cataract. This is most commonly caused by age-related changes to the lens. Occasionally, cataracts can develop at a much younger age due to the use of steroid, injury to the eye or metabolic disorders. Modern cataract surgery is a very sophisticated procedure performed by highly trained and skilled Ophthalmic Surgeons using technologically advanced equipment. The procedure takes 15-20 minutes under local anaesthetic, requires no stitches and no hospital stay. The surgeon, using a phacoemulsification machine, breaks the lens in the eye and sucks it out. An acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) is then inserted in its place. This restores clear eyesight. According to Mr Patwardhan, standard IOL, also known as monofocal lens, gives clear focus at a fixed distance. So, if the clear focus is for far distance, the person will need glasses to read books or work on the computer. Premium IOLs, however, are specially designed to provide spectacle free vision. These lenses are not routinely available on the NHS. Multifocal IOLs provide focus at all distances and Toric IOLs correct astigmatism.

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we meet, the problems we have to solve and the stories we encounter are endlessly fascinating.” If you love talking about the weather then you’ll feel at home in this summer’s new exhibition ‘Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons’. You’ll find out about the science behind how and where they are formed, learn about the effects of devastating winds, storm surges, and flooding, and hear about the storms ShelterBox has responded to. Your family can tackle the Hurricane Challenge Trail, have a go at packing a ShelterBox and explore the family friendly Weather Lab, where budding meteorologists can have a go at making lightning, thunder and tornadoes.


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Fowey, South Cornwall

Smallholding close to the coast, open countryside views, four bedroom farmhouse, three bedroom barn conversion, range of outbuildings, 2212 sq ft, EPC=E

Detached farmhouse in a highly private setting, detached barn, stables and paddocks, three reception rooms, four bedrooms, 2830 sq ft, EPC=E

Guide £950,000 | Freehold

28 Acres

Guide £1.25 million | Freehold

5 Acres

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Little Petherick


This impeccably presented and hugely spacious six bedroom detached family home of great versatility is located in a private setting within the popular rural hamlet of Little Petherick, just two miles from the sought after harbour town of Padstow and a short drive from the vibrant market town of Wadebridge. In recent years the property has been successfully run as a Bed & Breakfast and has been rated as a 4 Star Gold standard property by Visit Britain. A comprehensive refurbishment project was carried out by the current vendors in recent years and today represents a fine example of a contemporary modern family home. EPC D



Located within a quiet and favoured residential cul-de-sac in the highly sought after, historic and picturesque fishing village of Padstow, is this deceptively spacious three bedroom detached bungalow cited just a few minutes walk of the harbour, quaint shops, cafes and restaurants. With generous, well presented accommodation, front and rear gardens, a garage and driveway parking, this property really does present a superb opportunity to purchase a home in picturesque Padstow. EPC TBC



Sat in a most enviable elevated position overlooking the Camel Estuary within the highly sought after, historic and picturesque fishing village of Padstow sits this stylish detached two bedroom residence boasting a stunning backdrop with superb far reaching panoramic views of the Camel Estuary, the iron bridge and the countryside beyond. This five star rated property, with an excellent letting history over the last five years, has two beautiful double bedrooms and occupies a superb position on one of Padstow’s most sought after residential roads within a few minutes of the harbour, quaint shops, cafes and restaurants. EPC C

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Sat elevated above the banks of the Camel Estuary in a highly sought after area of the picturesque fishing village of Padstow within a short walk of the vibrant harbour, quaint shops, cafes and restaurants is this elegant semi detached three storey/four bedroom home boasting a stunning backdrop stretching across the water to Porthilly beach, Rock and Daymer Bay. Across its three floors, this spacious waterside home does coastal living with finesse. Whether it’s breakfast or lunch on the decking overlooking the Estuary or a BBQ in the back garden as you squeeze out the last drops of the day. EPC E

St Merryn

Offers Over £350,000

This charming two bedroom detached cottage is conveniently situated between the bustling and highly popular village of St Merryn and the picturesque Cornish cove of Porthcothan Bay. The historic and picturesque fishing town of Padstow is just four miles distant. This former farm cottage sits discreetly at the end of a lane within approximately two thirds of an acre of established and mature gardens, bordered by open farmland. Having been in the ownership of the same family for approximately 35 years, the sale of this characterful property in such a quiet scenic position represents a rare opportunity within the market and one with a huge amount of potential and appeal. EPC

Tregonce St Issey


Situated just above the Camel Estuary in the quiet and pretty hamlet of Tregonce, within a short drive of both Padstow and Wadebridge is this beautiful and substantial four bedroom detached cottage with bags of original character and attractive features. The original part of the property is thought to date back to the 17th Century. Within approximately 0.7 miles is direct access to the Camel Trail that in turn leads all the way to Padstow. EPC F


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Portwrinkle The Glorious Cornish Riviera - An outstanding, brand new and south facing coastal residence in a prized, near beachside setting with stunning views over the waters of Whitsand Bay to Eddystone Lighthouse on the horizon. About 2654 sq ft, Open Plan Living Room/Kitchen (470 sq ft), 4/5 Bedrooms, Study/Bed 5, 4 Bath/Shower Rooms, Games Room, Integral Lift, 2 Large Balconies, 500 sq ft Private Sea Facing Roof Terrace, Parking and Double Garage, Luxurious Specification. EPC – B. Guide £895,000

Rame Peninsula Coastal Gem - An attractive south facing and detached residence in a sheltered setting on the coastal hinterland with workshop, sand school and nearly 3 acres of pasture with stream frontage. About 1406 sq ft, 20’ Kitchen/Dining Room, 16’ Sitting Room with wood burner, Laundry Room, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath/Shower Rooms, Stable/Outbuilding, 396 sq ft Workshop, Pasture, Gardens, Ample Parking, PP for Double Garage. EPC – D. Guide £600,000

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DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS WELL PRESENTED DETACHED HOUSE GARRAS, £415,000 This four bedroom detached house is approximately 10 years old, built to a high standard and is located in Garras which is a hugely sought after hamlet with a well regarded primary school. The nearby village of Mawgan offers a comprehensively stocked village shop and Post Office as well as a recreational area. The internal accommodation comprises of an entrance hallway, lounge, kitchen, dining room, utility room, three double bedrooms all with en-suites, a further double bedroom, family bathroom and an office. Externally the property offers gardens to the front and rear and off road parking for multiple vehicles with an attached garage. We would anticipate this property appealing strongly to those looking for a quality family home or possibly with B&B potential. EPC – C – 69

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE WITH A GARAGE AND PARKING PORTHLEVEN, GUIDE PRICE £435,000 What a rare and interesting opportunity this semi-detached property is! Set right in the heart of Porthleven and having the enormous benefit of a garage and parking, the property is configured in a way to offer itself as a four bedroom apartment spaced over the first and second floors as well as a two bedroom ground floor annexe that is currently under the process of internal refurbishment. This in turn means that either could be lived in and then the other let out on a shorthold tenancy or as a holiday let or indeed, as a lovely home with dependent relative ground floor annex or even further as a very large family home. EPC – F – 26.

CHOICE OF TWO BRAND NEW SEMI DETACHED HOUSES FINISHED TO A HIGH STANDARD ST BURYAN ‘OFFERS OVER’ £250,000 Enjoying a tucked away location yet convenient for the village centre, we are pleased to offer two semi-detached three bedroom properties. Forming part of a small development of new build properties, the first phase of which is nearing completion. Being built by well respected local builders to a high specification, there will be a mix of detached and semi-detached dwellings. The properties will offer three bedroom accommodation with the benefit of off road parking and generous gardens. The accommodation will comprise spacious open plan living accommodation including a contemporary style kitchen fitted to a good standard with the benefit an integral electric oven and LPG hob. EPC – Pending.

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Calenick, Truro AN HISTORIC GRADE II* LISTED HOUSE SET WITHIN MATURE PARTLY WALLED GARDENS AND GROUNDS APPROACHING ONE ACRE A beautiful slate hung Queen Anne building believed to have been built in 1702 and quietly positioned in a country hamlet on the edge of Truro close to the creeks of the Fal. A property with long association with the iron smelting industry and including a host of outbuildings including a charming clock tower. Generous four bedroom accommodation with two bathrooms, several reception rooms, kitchen and cellars etc. Centrally heated but now in need of updating throughout. Very private gardens and grounds including a further detached outbuilding previously occupied for residential purposes. A property for the purist, an absolute gem and a rarity to the market.

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16 High Street Falmouth TR11 2AB Oakroyd, Falmouth £300,000 EPC D

Round Ring Gardens, Penryn £495,000 EPC C

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Pollard Mill, Pemboa £795,000 EPC D

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A light and spacious semi detached cottage in the heart of the creekside village of Devoran. Tastefully renovated to provide the ultimate in stylish open plan “loft” style living. Two double bedrooms, bathroom and attractive gardens. Parking. EPC rating E. Main Office 31 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2LS T: 01872 272622 CL--88--AD--Clive Pearce Property--1.00.indd 1

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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Cornwall Hospice Care’s ‘It’s A Knockout’ returns é ABOVE Battle it out at this year's 'It's a Knockout' event!


irst shown on the BBC back in the 1960s, It’s a Knockout was a game show where teams of people competed in entertaining and funny games, often using bouncy castle-type obstacles. Now, nearly 60 years on, teams of up to ten can once again compete in a bid to be crowned overall winner and ‘Knockout Champion’, all while raising funds for Cornwall Hospice Care! Last year, when the Cornish charity first offered its exciting ‘It’s A Knockout’ day, over 30 teams battled the most torrential rain, but still managed to raise over £17,000 for the care of those terminally ill in Cornwall.

Unsurprisingly, the team are delighted to be holding it again! While no guarantees are made about the weather, Cornwall Hospice Care guarantees fun all round. In the morning the games will be dry, but expect to get wet in the afternoon; think wet bouncy castle slides and obstacle courses, all making for some superb spectator sport! The event could be described as a ‘school sports day for adults’, ideal for a group of friends or a team-building exercise for companies wishing to join in. There will also be stalls selling food and refreshments, and the charity encourages all those who enter to bring family and friends along to cheer the participants on, as there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy. Set to take place on Sunday 1st September, registration is just £50 per team, with £300 per team to be raised in addition. Teams are for up to ten people, so you can take part for as little as £35 per person. You need to be 16 years of age to take part. To register your team or to find out more, visit Cornwall Hospice Care and search ‘It’s A Knockout’, or give the team a call. Will you be the next ‘It’s A Knockout’ champion?

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