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ven though the temperatures are inevitably dropping, there’s still plenty going in Cornwall to get you out and about. To help alleviate those autumn blues and get you energised, our cover feature (page 20) takes a look at some of Cornwall’s finest spas, after which we offer up some of our favourite ‘Ways to wellbeing’, on page 26. Next, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. On page 71 we showcase a few of our favourite ingredients for a proper Cornish Noël, then on page 74 we offer a few ideas for those hoping to get out and about over the festive period. Still have gifts to buy? On page 72 we discover all there is to know about this year’s Fowey Christmas Market, before heading to Cornwall’s capital on page 75 to learn all about the 2019 Truro Winter Gift Fayre. All of this, plus an array of luxury property, interior ideas, food, art, stays and some unbelievable Cornish competitions (page 100) makes our November issue the ultimate guide to Cornwall in the cold. Happy reading!

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Introduce Cornwall into your interior The Art of Cornwall provides arts and crafts enthused from one of the most popular, pictures ue regions in the country Cornwall. It’s the 2 ‘go-to’ place to purchase all forms of Cornish based and a liated creative expressions, at affordable prices, delivered straight to your door wherever you are in the world. The Art of Cornwall has ust launched and will offer a wide variety of products, from limited editions, fine gicl e art, ceramics, pottery, ewellery, scarves, clothing and much more.

mbrace Cornwall’s heritage and bring the beautiful landscapes and designs indoors be it your own living space, to uplift the o ce environment or simply to bring a Cornish ambience to any interior design scheme. For more information visit

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Country House Christmas The impressive country house of Trevince stands in gorgeous grounds, woods and parkland. The current owners ichard and Trish Stone are the 2 th generation to run the estate ordinarily their private home, the couple will open Trevince’s doors for the fourth Country House Christmas event. This is a wonderful opportunity for customers to wander through the downstairs rooms, filled with luxury gifts and hand-picked artisans selling lavish hand-made products. From the upstairs hallway gallery, and also outside, local

Keeping the Christmas tree

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Set in the heart of Cornwall, overlooking the Looe valley, you will find Santa Trees Liskeard, a family owned and run ‘choose and cut’ Christmas tree farm. Ivor ungey started growing Christmas trees over 0 years ago and now has over 2 ,000 trees to choose from. Customers are invited to wander around the pathed farm, choose the tree they would like, and watch it being cut and wrapped ready to take home providing a truly festive experience.

Taking place from 29th November to 1st ecember, then again the following weekend from th to th ecember, doors open from 10am until pm on all days. With free parking and a 2 entry fee, a warm welcome and a fantastic time awaits everyone at Trevince.

After choosing your tree you can visit the Christmas Shoppe, where stands are sold along with wreaths and a wide selection of gifts, many of which are handmade by Ivor’s daughter Helen. oted ‘ est ritish Christmas Tree Grower 200 ’, if you’d like to deck your halls with a tree grown here in the uchy, be sure to pay Ivor and the Santa Trees team a visit this festive season.

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Light up your Christmas

Cornish charity, Shelter ox, puts solar lanterns in its famous green boxes which are sent to survivors of natural disasters. Solar lanterns help people get family life back to normal kids can do homework again, family dinners can be en oyed, and everyone feels more secure after dark. The LuminAid lanterns are also a great Christmas gift idea for anyone who loves evenings on the beach, camping, festivals and outdoors living - you can even charge your phone from some models. LuminAids are available at the Shelter ox isitor Centre in Truro along with Christmas cards and other uni ue gift ideas.

All profits go towards vital disaster relief work. The visitor centre is open Monday to Saturday in the run up to Christmas. For more information call 01872 302600 or visit

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Make the most of autumn with Kernow Springs Through the recent months, many of us here in Cornwall have spent warm summer evenings in the sanctuary of our gardens, and as the cooler nights draw in, there’s no reason why your outdoor revelling can’t continue. This is why we recommend making the most of the autumn evenings with your very own wood-fired hot tub or sauna installation from ernow Springs. The benefits are endless there’s no need for electricity and they look completely at one with the great outdoors, making them the perfect addition to your garden this season. It couldn’t be a better time to buy and with the autumn sale giving you 10 off, with savings of between 00 and 1, 00, ust head to the showroom at Trevisker Garden Centre in adstow. ut act fast because the discount is only available

Modern lifestyles are fast and getting faster. It’s easy to get swept along with hectic schedules, consuming stuff and striving to imitate the charade of what we read about other people’s perfect lives. Living in Cornwall we have amazing access to some of the most life enhancing scenery, food and communities. Let’s make the most of it.

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Trevena Cross does Christmas For four weekends from 0th November, Trevena Cross, between Helston and enzance, will be taking plants out of the spotlight and instead, rocking Christmas with bells on as the garden centre transforms in a festive winter wonderland! Complementing everything the shop has to offer, from beautiful decorations to a magnificent light tunnel, will be a large undercover Christmas food and craft market, taking place each weekend Saturday and Sunday from 0th November to 21st ecember, 10am to pm. ringing together around 0 passionate, uality local traders, visitors will have the perfect opportunity to pick up a selection of irresistible and unusual Christmas gifts with every visit. When hunger strikes, mouth-watering cuisine from some of the best street food traders around will also be ready to tempt you, as live musical entertainment creates a wonderfully festive atmosphere.

ut that’s not all! Santa will also be working the twilight hours on the first three Thursdays of ecember! etween pm and pm, he’ll take up residence in his grotto to welcome families, offering the perfect opportunity for little ones with additional or specific needs to meet Father Christmas. After all the festive excitement, the only thing left to think about is choosing the perfect Christmas tree. Fortunately, Trevena Cross will have a huge selection of grown trees to choose from, including Nordmann fir trees, up to six feet tall!

Alongside the market, Trevena Cross will once again be hosting the biggest Santa’s Grotto in west Cornwall, from which all proceeds will be donated to local nominated charities and community groups. Supported once again by the otary Club of Helston-Lizard, Trevena’s Christmas Weekends are set to be truly magical a memorable experience for the whole family. For more information visit or


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Holiday home tips In an ongoing series of holiday home tips, George at Cornish Traditional Cottages highlights how to welcome guests to your property. As the owner of a Cornish holiday let, one of your main ob ectives is to ensure your guests have such a great stay that they want to return and recommend it to their friends. The key, George tells us, lies in the welcome. When preparing your holiday home make sure to provide the basics. Stock the cupboards with supplies of tea, coffee, salt, sugar and cooking oil, as well as some washing-up li uid, hand soap, dishwasher tablets, laundry detergent and kitchen roll. This means guests already have the means to get comfortable and have a cup of tea when they arrive as well as providing the incentive to keep the place clean and tidy as well. George continues If the holiday let has a barbe ue, make sure there’s a sack of charcoal for guests’ use. Similarly, if you have a woodburner make sure the log basket is full and provide matches in one of the kitchen drawers. Small touches like this will make all the difference to your guests, allowing them to avoid a rush to the supermarket for the essentials. For more information call 01208 893980 or visit

Truro & Penwith College! 2020 applications are now being taken for a range of 1 university level courses at the T F Gold-rated Truro and enwith College. If you’re ready for the next challenge or want to boost your career prospects while staying and studying in the place you love, then why not check out the website to discover more? Whether you want a career in Teaching, Health and Fitness, Social Care or want to study a more specialist sub ect such as Cyber Security or Silversmithing and ewellery, there is a course for everyone delivered on a full or part-time basis. With a timetable covering ust two days a week and smaller class sizes allowing for plenty of opportunity for one-to-one support, Truro and enwith College’s


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niversity Centre was rated the top in evon and Cornwall in 2019 for student satisfaction for the second year in a row! For more information call 01872267000 or visit:


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Get 2020 off

to a dream start Christmas and New ear is fast approaching, and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever at Harbour Hotels. Why go to all the trouble yourself? This year, why not treat you and the family and book in for your festive dinner, New ear celebration, or team dinner, and allow the team to make this year’s festive holiday one to remember. Their newly ac uired, newly renovated luxury bouti ue hotels at adstow and Fowey have fantastic value packages on offer this year, but they’re booking up fast and there are only a few remaining spots. If you’ve not arranged anything as yet, now’s the time… The adstow Harbour Hotel sits on the hill above adstow Harbour, a minute’s walk from the charismatic harbour, with

panoramic views out over the Camel stuary. The start of the famous Camel Trail is around the corner. The beautiful Fowey Harbour Hotel perches on the hillside of the postcard perfect Fowey stuary, with sweeping views up and down the stunning landscape. oth properties are the newest additions to the exciting and fast growing Harbour Hotels group. To find out more or to make a booking, be sure to give the friendly team a call. For more information call 01841 532 486 or visit padstow/christmas for Padstow For Fowey, call 01726 832 551 or visit christmas

If you’d like to start fresh next year with new look in your kitchen, you may be surprised the learn that achieving your desired look, at a time where most of us are tightening the purse strings to cope with the Christmas pinch, could be a whole lot cheaper and easier than you think. Indeed, you’d be amazed at how much difference ust replacing your cabinet doors can make to the heart of your home! ream oors owner, Matt ones, explains Our manufactured doors are made to measure, something that really sets this company apart. What this means, Matt continues, is that you can get new doors to fit your existing units and in ect a new lease of life into your current kitchen. To find out more, pop into the Truro showroom and discover a massive range of styles to choose from! For more information call 01872 240650 or visit

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Escape to festive Fowey For anyone hoping to soak up Cornwall’s Christmas spirit, Fowey is a must-visit. The annual Fowey Christmas Market alone, from th to th ecember, is well worth the trip, and the independent shops, restaurants and galleries that line the streets of Fowey are an attraction all year round.

Looking for local trees and green gifts? The extent and choice of Christmas trees at odmin Nursery is a sight to behold! All the trees are grown in Cornwall and evon, are fully on display and are freshly cut in the run up to the big day. There are non-drops and traditional spruce in a good selection of sizes, and the nursery can uickly wrap them for easy transportation home. As well as having the perfect centrepiece tree, this traditional nursery has a wealth of gift ideas for the gardener in your life, such as unusual houseplants and cacti, terrariums, potted festive favourites such as Hyacinths and Narcissi, seasonal shrubs, plus tools, vouchers and much, much more. The Mill Caf at the heart of the nursery is open every day for warming soups, light lunches and drinks. Why not combine a visit with its popular Farmers’ Market on Saturday 21st ecember, 10am to 2pm your chance to pick up some local goodies for your Cornish Christmas. For more information call 01208 72837 S or Ad:Layout 1 28/8/18 14:46 Page 1 visit

If you’re looking for a place to stay, where better than the Fowey Hall Hotel? erched in a prime position overlooking the Fowey estuary, the hotel’s two and three-night ‘ re-Christmas Celebration’ packages both include breakfast, a festive candlelit dinner each evening plus mulled wine and mince pies on arrival. Starting at 29 for two nights or 9 for three available

from 1st to 20th ecember, if you’d like to experience the fabulous festive atmosphere in Fowey, be sure to book your stay at the Fowey Hall Hotel. For more information call 01726 833866 or visit

Cornish charity is making a difference Cornwall Hospice Care’s ‘Our Impact’ report shares with its supporters information about the charity’s finances, future plans and the difference they make to patients and their families and carers. With a theme of ‘This is what it takes’, the latest report was produced in con unction with Leven Media Group and contains articles about the differing aspects of the charity that come together to support a range of expanding services. Chief xecutive, aul rinsley tells us This is an exciting time as we are opening more beds and developing our range of community services. We want people to understand how we fund our specialist care, how we raise the money needed and the difference we can then

make. Our Impact also re ects on 2020, the year in which Cornwall Hospice Care will celebrate 0 years of providing end of life care to adults in Cornwall. To order a copy or to read it online, head to the website. For more information call 01726 839156 or visit

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Weddings at The ark Cornwall an exclusive five-star holiday park in Cornwall are weddings to remember, for all the right reasons. Whether it’s an intimate ceremony with friends or an unconventional wedding in the urt illage, The ark Cornwall team is on hand to make it a truly memorable experience. Licensed for civil ceremonies, naming ceremonies and renewal of marriage vows in the magical urt illage, the on-site restaurant (The itchen by the each), and in one of the three co Lodges with stunning balcony views there’s a venue to suit all tastes. Imagine the fairytale urt illage with its communal lounge area where you can have up to 2 guests and chill around the fit pit and clay oven while sipping sundowners under the stars. If it’s a larger wedding, the

on-site restaurant, The itchen by the each, can accommodate up to 0 guests with its contemporary design and friendly atmosphere. Or, if you want a small intimate family occasion, one of the three co Lodges will take up to 2 guests, and you can even stand on the balcony while you say ‘I do’. The ark Cornwall venues can indeed deliver a uirky and charmingly uni ue wedding experience. So, whatever your dream wedding, the dedicated team will help make it come true! S, if it’s a bare-foot wedding on the beach or renewal of your vows that you’re after, then The ark will put you in touch with the Cornish Celebrants, who will happily guide you through what you need to do. For more information call 01637 860322, email or visit

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Achieve a winter glow with M facials, allowing you to look your best for Christmas parties and events. We hear from r oachim Stolte who tells us We do a great treatment called rofhilo which would be ideal for Christmas, plus clients will get a free Fire and Ice facial usually 9 if they mention Cornwall Living. The rofhilo treatment allows you to remodel your skin in minutes. It works by stimulating four different types of collagen and elastin, and it’s this stimulation that results in significant improvement of tissue uality. It helps reduce the appearance of lines and makes your skin look fuller and healthier allowing you to achieve a winter glow and look radiant for Christmas festivities. For more information call 01872 463140 or visit


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Be rewarded with a caring career!

Statistics show that those who consciously help others are happier and healthier than those who don’t, so helping other people can benefit you both mentally and physically. Choosing a career in care is a lifestyle choice for many who feel ready for a change. At luebird Care the team help and support one another every day. The company provides full training and welcomes those with no care experience who instead bring a lifetime of knowledge to help them empathise and build relationships with clients, ensuring they’re fully skilled and feeling confident to gain the most satisfaction and en oyment in their new career. aily care and support for clients enables them to stay in the comfort of their own homes, and making someone smile, or holding their hand when they’re upset giving the support they need to live day-to-day allows you to see

the results of your hard work. ach day you’ll leave work feeling satisfied that you’ve done your best to help others, and if you love the wide variety, deep satisfaction and fulfilling achievements of caring for others making a real difference in people’s lives then oin the growing and well-rewarded team of Cornish carers and make a contribution to the Cornish community all year round. For more information call 01872 276006 or email

Style in seclusion

This gorgeous, secluded wood cabin on Cornwall’s north coast is the result of an exciting pro ect recently completed by Good Life oinery. uilt in a remote location, Good Life owner Stuart explains that it had its challenges, but that his expert team were able to work around them to create a truly beautiful building that has since become a fully- edged holiday let, available through ni ue Home Stays. As well as working around the location, Stuart and his team also had the brief for the building to be moveable, so it’s built on a steel frame chassis with wheels. It was an interesting build to say the least, says Stuart, but it stands testament to Good Life oinery’s ability to work to extremely high standards with careful craftsmanship and attention to detail to create beautiful buildings that stand out from the crowd. For more information call 01566 781704 or visit

Keeping hungry hounds happy ased on Water-Ma-Trout industrial estate in Helston, Hog House Animal Feeds is an independent family run shop that specialises in the sale of animal food of any kind. Whether you’re buying for pets, e uine, birds or farm animals, you’ll find it all at Hog House! ut it’s not ust food. The team also sell other products including bedding, accessories and gifts, stocking everything you need to keep your hound happy, all with a friendly and knowledgeable approach to customer service from the staff who simply cannot do enough to help. on’t ust take our word for it though head online and check out


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this Cornish business’ sterling Google and Facebook reviews for yourself. With customers praising the Hog House team for their excellent stock and the friendly and extremely helpful owner and staff , describing it as a great shop where nothing is too much trouble , and with well-priced products that on most occasions match or are cheaper than online if you need to pick up supplies to keep your furriest of friends happy, Hog House Animal Feeds in Helston is the place to go! For more information call 01326 564433 or email


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Get Christmas all wrapped up

Christmas and New Year by the sea

our local Apple expert, Stormfront has a three-year guarantee included at no extra cost on all Apple devices, plus available trade-in and finance options, so you can be sure to leave the perfect present under the tree. This year’s ultimate Christmas gift the i hone 11, featuring an all-new dual camera system with ltra Wide, night mode and stunning video uality, plus water and dust resistance and all-day battery life. It’s available in six stunning colours and, not only is it the perfect gift, it will also allow you capture those magical Christmas moments in ! Available at Stormfront from 29.

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Alternatively, for those always on the move, get them a watch that can do more with the incredible new Apple Watch Series . With a display that’s always on, showing time and important information, it can even help navigate with the built-in compass. It monitors heart rate with the CG app, tracks workouts and activity, and makes it easy to connect with people

Or perhaps you’re looking for a gift to bring the family together? If so, Apple T is the perfect choice, allowing you to watch films and programmes in amazing H , and it now completes the picture with immersive sound from olby Atmos! So, if you’ve been stuck for gift ideas, be sure to head online or visit the Stormfront Truro team in-store.

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A stay in the olurrian on the Lizard’s clifftop location at this time of year is truly magical, with lots of family activities taking place for you all to en oy. From festive feasts and films, carol singing, mocktail masterclasses, live entertainment and Christmas pizza making, to festive afternoon teas, family uizzes, Christmas party games and, of course, the olurrian Family Winter Olympic Games, there’s plenty to keep everybody entertained! With plenty of stay offers to choose from, from Festive, to echarger, to New ear, if you’d like to escape to the coast this Christmas and en oy fine food, spa treatments and family fun in spades, why not do so at the olurrian? For more information call 01326 240421 or visit


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Get organised with Kewniek

Overwhelmed with cupboards and wardrobes that need de-cluttering and sorting? Fed up with too much paperwork without a system? Worried about having too much stuff for your house move? This is where ewniek comes in. The ewniek team are professional organisers their clients are not hoarders, but people who have busy lifestyles or who are simply overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. nsuring yours is an en oyable experience, ewniek know that everybody is different, spending time with you to find out what works for you and your lifestyle. Whether it’s sorting your paperwork into a filing system that works for you organising your kitchen, playroom, spare rooms or wardrobes or helping you to de-clutter before a house move with ewniek, organising is not about getting rid of your belongings it’s about helping to control them and streamline how you use your space, so that it works for and not against you. For more information call 07889 923291 or visit

Inspired by Cornwall – an all-new gift experience from Whistlefish

From its sparkling harbourside villages dotted with bobbing boats and gorsesmothered coastlines illuminated with bright dollops of sea pinks, to its warm buttery pasties, rich crumbly fudge and world-class wines, it’s easy to recognise why Whistlefish have selected Cornwall as the leading inspiration for their new collection of luxury hampers. Whistlefish was first conceived in 199 by artist, Lyn Thompson and since, it has grown to number 12 stylish galleries across Cornwall and evon, with a state-of-the-art website running alongside. It’s the go-to destination to buy some classic Cornish art and a must-visit if you’ve yet to tick the lovers of Cornwall off of your Christmas list. Celebrating the very best of the county’s tipples and produce, brimming with homeware delights from their bespoke gift range and beautifully tucked into an embellished keepsake box, the

Whistlefish’s new hampers promise to perfect the art of Cornish indulgence and exude Whistlefish air. ven the boxes promise to dazzle their recipients with style and elegance sure to become keepsakes in their own right! There’s no better excuse to charge your forks and glasses and dive into a carefully curated hamper, packed to bursting with a generous bounty of Cornwall’s finest fare and Whistlefish magic the perfect indulgent gift for even the trickiest of recipients! For more information visit

A window for Cornish producers A Gift From Cornwall is packed full of brilliant Cornish items, including teas, ams, biscuits, salt and pottery available individually or as part of a hamper. Owners ackie and obert want to fill the window with Cornish producers, such as Natalie onney ottery with its wonderful colours ernow Spa and the pleasing scent of its locally made products Hannah eech’s delightfully coloured pictures of Swanpool, enryn

and Falmouth ynamite alley’s great local beer and matching biscuits and the Cornish Larder with its exciting relishes and am. All of the above can be provided for you in person at the shop or delivered to your door as a hamper or a uni ue standalone gift ust the ticket for hard-to-buy-for friends and relatives this Christmas! For more information call 01326 210600 or visit


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finest hotel spa Perched overlooking the Fowey estuary, the Fowey Hall Hotel Spa has panoramic views stretching into the distance and provides the perfect spot to unwind and relax. Not to mention, the hotel proudly bucks the trend of an adult-only hotel spa, presenting the opportunity for everyone to enjoy the spa experience and relax together. Located just moments from Fowey’s independent shops, galleries and restaurants, here you can enjoy a swim and relax on the terrace, soaking up the glorious river views. Or – if you want some me time – book the little ones into the crèche and indulge yourself with a spa treatment and a

dip in the sea-view hot tub. The swimming pool and hot tub are open daily from 8am to 8pm; treatments are available Monday to Saturday, 10am until 6pm, and on Sundays from 10am to 5pm. For more information call 01726 833866 or visit

Feel good again

this winter

The winter can be incredibly harsh on the body and mind. Sometimes all we need is a little self-care and restorative bliss to help us recharge. St Michaels Spa offers the perfect remedies including experience showers, steam rooms and spa gardens. St Michaels Spa is also home to the largest hydrothermal pool in the south-west, featuring an expert range of hydrothermal facilities, relaxation and luxurious treatment rooms. Indulge in this world-class Cornish sanctuary, where St Michaels’ expert therapists work in synergy to provide the ultimate, bespoke pampering experience.

Welcoming ELEMIS to Ocean Breeze Spa Ocean Breeze Spa at Sands Resort Hotel is delighted to welcome luxury British skincare brand, ELEMIS, as one its new product lines. This means those visiting the spa for a day of indulgence can enjoy a whole new range of health and beauty treatments, including a choice of relaxing massages, cleansing salt scrubs and body wraps, as well as ELEMIS’ popular BIOTEC facials. Powerfully rejuvenating and clinically proven, BIOTEC facial treatments use LED light therapy to effectively iron out wrinkles and lines, visibly strengthening your skin for a couture complexion.

They will help you realign your inner-self and centralise your focus, allowing you to become winter ready and feel good again.

The spa’s new ELEMIS treatments are available as indulgent spa packages too and include use of the pool and steam room, a 90-minute Moroccan Spa Experience or a meal at the hotel’s sea view restaurant. They’re just the ticket whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, looking for a unique gift or simply need to recharge your batteries.

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Mullion Cove Spa – Now Open Facilities include – Heated Indoor Hydrotherapy Pool, Sea View Sauna, Steam Room, Salt Laconicum, Bucket Showers and fully equipped Gym. Outside decking wraps around the edge of the building leading to an outdoor Hot Tub with magnificent views of the sea and Mullion Island. The outdoor pool (heated March to October) has plenty of seating areas in which to relax. Open to non-residents for Spa Days, VOYA and Made for Life treatments and full leisure club memberships.

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R E L A X AT I O N Cornwall’s spas and wellbeing venues are leading the way when it comes to nurturing the body, mind and soul.

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n an age when lives are busy, digital distractions are many and expectations are high in life and work, we all need to find a little ‘me time’. And where better to do so than in one of Cornwall’s stunning spas? We’ve selected just a few that are leading the way in wellbeing in the Westcountry. Perched high on the cliff above Fistral beach in Newquay stands The Headland Hotel & Spa ( The impressive, Grade II listed building stands sentinel on the clifftop, giving way to an interior that harks back to its glamorous, Victorian roots. The hotel itself exudes traditional luxury – think dark wood, gleaming brass and sink-into sofas, with a view of the Atlantic rollers that is hard to beat. The Headland’s spa, however, is a juxtaposition of style. As you descend the sweeping staircase down to the spa, leaving old world opulence behind, you are transported to a modern haven of tranquillity and beauty, that boasts a 'Five-Bubble' award for its facilities.

The spa’s central feature is its hydrotherapy pool, which is surrounded by a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and a range of showers to invigorate or soothe, depending on your preference. You are free to take your time here, letting the various water therapies wash over you. An ‘inner sanctuary’ houses the massage and rhassoul rooms and, for the ultimate in romantic relaxation, there is also a couples’ massage and Jacuzzi suite. Each highlytrained therapist can tailor treatments to your individual needs and after your treatment you are free to let your cares slip away in the relaxation room, as you sip on a herbal tea and are soothed by gentle music, while wrapped in a soft blanket. The spa also has its own restaurant, where you can enjoy the same award-winning food from the hotel but in a more informal setting – lunching in your robe is the ultimate way to continue your relaxation experience throughout the day. Turn to page 28 to discover more.

ABOVE The Headland Hotel & Spa occupies the ultimate coastal location LEFT Let the water therapy at The Headland wash away all your cares

BELOW Relaxing in style


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ABOVE This is certainly a pool with a view! BELOW Whether indoors or out, you can relax in stunning surroundings

As you can imagine, many of Cornwall’s hotels-with-spas are in amazing locations and the Mullion Cove Hotel & Spa (mullion-cove. is no different. Boasting a brand-new facility for 2019, the stunning spa has been built with many local materials. Granite, copper, bronze and tin were all utilised in the construction and interior decorations, while local serpentine stones sourced from the Lizard are used in the treatments. In addition to the indoor facilities, which include a hydrotherapy infinity pool, steam room and sauna, you can also step outside and truly connect with the clifftop, either soaking in the outdoor hot tub, swimming in the outdoor pool (open all year and heated from March to October) or simply relaxing on one of the sumptuous loungers, gazing out across the ocean. Treatments here are designed to rejuvenate and relax and you can choose VOYA products containing seaweed from the Atlantic

or select the Made For Life range – organic skincare and massage oils that are made by hand in Cornwall. Ensuring that wellbeing is available to all, therapists here have trained with Made For Life in order to be able to offer treatments to those living with or recovering from cancer. These gentle treatments are created to ground, calm and relax, with a meditative effect, all the while treating the skin with chemical and paraben-free products. Pre and post-natal pregnancy treatments are also available, a wonderful way to celebrate new life and connect with your body.

ABOVE Every aspect of the Mullion Cove Hotel & Spa is focused on relaxation


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ABOVE & BELOW The spa at Polurrian on the Lizard offers a warm welcome and luxurious treatments

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BELOW The outdoor hot tub and sauna at St Michaels are a wonderful way to re-connect with yourself and the outdoors

At St Michaels Resort, Falmouth (, you’ll not only discover an amazing hydrothermal experience, relaxing treatments and a state-of-the-art health club complete with gym, fitness studio and even a gig rowing studio you’ll also find a range of Wellbeing Wonders and longer retreats, new for this year! Utilising the resort’s brand-new Wellness Rooms alongside its other incredible health and fitness facilities, the Wellbeing Wonders are designed to kickstart an active lifestyle, providing a combination of support, challenge and guidance from an expert. Each ‘Wonder’ begins with a lifestyle assessment, and there are three to choose from. ‘Stretch’ offers a one-to-one personal yoga session; ‘Shred’ is for those looking for a weightloss consultation, while ‘Gain’ focuses on an action-packed workout followed by a personal training session on the beach. For those looking for a longer retreat, three and five-night lifestyle programmes are available for selected dates throughout the year. They are run in small groups and include health assessments, coaching, breakfast and dinner, all tailored to each guest’s specific needs.

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ABOVE Retreats at St Michaels offer the ultimate way to get some 'me time'

If you’re planning a holiday and want to combine it with some relaxation then Polurrian on the Lizard ( will help you let all your cares slip away. The health club offers swim, gym and treatments as well as a range of spa days and retreats to choose from. Here you can experience a yoga day retreat that combines an hour’s practise followed by your choice of massage, or why not have the ultimate spa day and combine some chill time with a cocktail masterclass! A stay at Polurrian, as with all of Cornwall’s coastal hotels, also offers the ultimate in outdoor wellbeing. Take a dip in the ocean for some vitamin-sea or walk some of the stunning coast path that is right there on the hotel’s doorstep. After all, just being outside can be a meditation in itself.

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ABOVE Nourish the body and soul at the Fowey Hall Hotel Spa

BELOW Experience north African influence at Sands Resort

Boasting the only spa in Fowey, the glamorous-yet-relaxed Fowey Hall Hotel ( is home to a unique family-friendly spa. Children are welcome to join in with a family swim or to relax on the terrace. If you do prefer some adult-only time, then the hotel offers a crèche for the children, leaving you to relax and recharge. The outdoor hot tub is a must-experience; here you can slip into the warming waters while experiencing an uninterrupted sea view. From coastal elegance to relaxation that transports you to more far-off places, the Moroccan Spa, one of two spa experiences at Sands Resort Hotel (, will leave you feeling rested and recharged. With a backdrop of vibrant colours, combined with traditional Moroccan scents and music, you can step into the cedar hot tub, housed in the indoor garden, or warm your body in the barrel heat room. Its sister spa, the Ocean Breeze, offers a range of health and beauty treatments for the ultimate in laid-back luxury. Read more about Fowey Hall , Sands Resort and St Michaels Hotel in our Spa News on page 18.

DISCOVER MORE With so many amazing spas and wellbeing centres in Cornwall, we’ve touched on just a few. Here are a few more wonderful ways and places to relax. Scarlet Hotel & Spa Bedruthan Hotel & Spa (Turn to page 27 to read more) The Cornwall Hotel & Clearing Spa


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DISCOVER MORE To discover more 'Ways to wellbeing', including Abhishek Morye's ancient style of Korean 'Dahn' yoga, turn to page 26.

The final stop on our spa- ourney takes us to the Fistral Beach Hotel (fistralbeachhotel. The Revitalise Spa Day here ensures total harmonisation to clear the mind, relax the body and soothe the soul. It includes full use of the facilities and relaxation room, a two-course spa lunch and use of gown and slippers during the visit, alongside the ultimate indulgence of a two-hour treatment. You can choose from one of three deeply relaxing rituals. The ‘Ocean Gaia’ is a deeply therapeutic ritual to release tension and stress, bringing the mind and body into harmonious balance. ‘Gaia Crystal’ therapy offers a personalised treatment using crystals to discover which chakras are blocked and includes meditation, full body massage, a facial using rose quartz crystals and a nurturing scalp massage. Alternatively, the ‘Gaia Raindrop’ therapy is a healing technique using pure essential oils, combining aromatherapy oils and moist heat to bring total balance, harmony and wellness – mentally, physically and emotionally. Whatever your choice of spa, and whichever therapies you choose to help restore a true sense of wellbeing, you can rest assured that a trip to one of Cornwall’s incredible spas will leave you feeling relaxed and recharged, alleviating those autumn blues in time for the busy season ahead. Turn to page 26 to read more.

Discover the clifftop beauty of Polurrian on the Lizard. Go online now to watch the experience on our Cornwall Living Vimeo page.

This month we’re offering you the chance to win a seaside stay for four worth up to £399, at Millandreath Beach Resort (page 100), where you can relax in stunning surroundings with family or friends. Enter now at Terms & conditions apply

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ABOVE & BELOW Restore the spirit with a spa day at the Fistral Beach Hotel

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Connect with yourself Dahn Yoga Abhi teaches an ancient style of orean ‘ ahn’ oga. The practice develops strength, exibility and uplifts breathing and energy through holistic mindbody practices. Incorporating Tai Chi, Ki Gong and deep meditation, Abhi helps you to ow with a truly uni ue and mindful experience. Find Abhi on Facebook (@AbhiYogaa) and Instagram (@abhi_yogaa) to know more. Alternatively, why not give him a call on the number below?

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Ways to WELLBEING In need of relaxation? Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa Fistral Spa in New uay is a place of serenity, encouraging those who are in need of some relaxation to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and simply check in, and chill out. Discover re uvenating overnight spa breaks, relax with a oneoff treatment or hide away from the outside world with a day spa experience on the Cornish coast.

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Based in the village of Illogan, Demoda Hair & Beauty is proud to offer professional and valuable advice for all of your hair and beauty concerns. For anyone looking to feel pampered and alleviate those autumn blues, Demoda offers a wide range of services including hair extensions, aesthetics and electrical facials. The team utilise extensive experience in the hair and beauty industry, placing a keen focus on delivering results in a friendly, professional manner.

The Wellness Hut is about just that – helping clients to be well. A carefully selected team of expert practitioners offer a wonderful range of holistic therapies that include Mindfulness, Massage, Hypnotherapy, e exology, ersonal Training and more. Let the team take care of your physical and mental health, guiding you on a journey to being well and feeling great. Melt away stress so you can face the world a calmer, happier, more relaxed individual.

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ohnny Lawrence ersonal Training is a by-appointment bouti ue gym owned by ersonal Trainer, ohnny Lawrence. ohnny always found great success with his habit-targeting methods, goal-focused exercise programs and lifestyle-orientated nutritional guidance, and having felt limited by the commercial gym environment, decided to open his own. With Johnny, focus is placed on his clients; on achieving their personal goals, and not the insecurities and anxieties that can sometimes be created by a busy gym environment.

eyond Skincare provides beautifully hand-crafted skincare products which are natural and organic. They carefully select ingredients such as Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip oil, Tamanu oil and botanical infusions that have numerous benefits. The eyond range has won over 30 industry awards, which is a testament to their focus on uality and performance. We’re excited to see the release of the Beyond CBD range in 2020! Visit the website to learn more about the variety of wonderful products on offer.



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ith the summer a distant memory, the clocks going back shortly and Christmas just around the corner, the changing of the seasons can take a toll on your body and mind. Getting lots of light and staying hydrated are all benefits of the Bedruthan’s Sensory Spa Garden, and things you can do to look after yourself this autumn. Arriving at the garden, you’ll be introduced to your seven-stage thermal adventure, moving from stage to stage, pausing in the places you love. You’ll scrub your skin with seasonal oat scrubs made by spa gardener Leon, before moving into the sea view barrel sauna, relieving tension in joints and sore muscles. After taking the cold bucket challenge you’ll sink into the steamy outdoor hot tub, absorbing the botanical surroundings, before enjoying a cup of herbal tea and a foot soak around a toasty warm fire. The Source spa day at Bedruthan is great for friends or family and includes a

You may already know about Bedruthan Hotel’s Sensory Spa Garden in the sunshine, but did you know that it has some wonderful benefits when used during the cooler months too?

30-minute massage treatment, the Sensory Spa Garden, plus plenty of time in the hotel’s indoor spa. It’s available until 9th December and costs just £80 per person! Alternatively, if you’re more of a night owl, why not try the Sensory Spa & Supper for just £45 per person, which includes the Sensory Spa Garden, indoor spa use plus a delicious three-course supper in the Wild Café. In an increasingly busy world it’s more important than ever that now and then, we take some time for ourselves. If you could use a day away from it all, to relax, unwind and recharge your proverbial batteries, take a trip to Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, atop the cliffs at Mawgan Porth, and spend some time looking after you.


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Drink in the view from the barrel sauna, overlooking the Atlantic

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WELLBEING Escape to The Headland this winter for some ďŹ ve-star indulgence.


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READER OFFER Enjoy the ultimate relaxing break at The Headland with a Winter Indulgence Escape offer. Experience dramatic skies, spectacular waves, rosetinted sunsets, sandy beach walks and much more. In the build-up to Christmas, it's a superb time of the year to enjoy a getaway in Cornwall. The package includes:

MAIN The five-star Headland Cottage  ABOVE

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TOP Stunning views from the hotel suites INSET Double Rosette dining in The Samphire restaurant


tylish, elegant and unique, The Headland Hotel & Spa in Newquay offers the luxury of a five-star hotel with the addition of private selfcatering cottages, all set upon an exclusive clifftop overlooking Fistral beach. The 9 individually designed bedrooms, some of which come with ocean views, are a welcoming haven of fashionable pleasure. And for the more independent travellers, the five-star, self-catering cottages are the very definition of relaxed coastal living, with one, two and three-bedroom cottages available. A stay here helps to unplug from the daily routine, giving you time to reconnect with loved ones and rediscover time for togetherness. From the hotel you can explore the miles of sandy beaches below the iconic headland location or take a stroll along one of the many coastal paths located on each point of the compass. The in-house surf sanctuary provides adventurous activities for every age and ability, with something suitable for (almost!) every forecast. If the weather does take a turn for the extreme, you can hunker down on a s uashy sofa in the allroom next to a crackling log fire. Amidst the gorgeous seascapes and breathtaking sunsets, guests can wine, dine and relax in the contemporary one osette Terrace restaurant. Famous for its afternoon teas, the Terrace is the definition of relaxed and friendly beachside dining. The tables inside allow for uninterrupted sea views, making it the perfect spot to indulge in a classic culinary

• A 2-night break in a beautiful Coastal Room

Cornish treat. When days turn to night, the Headland’s two osette dining room, the Samphire estaurant boasts unparalleled sea to sun views. Led by xecutive Chef, Christopher Archambault, and inspired by locally sourced and sometimes foraged ingredients, menus re ect both the dramatic changing seasons and Cornish heritage. Situated in an enviable position overlooking the Atlantic ocean, the Samphire provides some of the best sunset views in Cornwall. Deep at the heart of the hotel also lies the entrance to another world – a world of balance, pampering and wellbeing. Awarded the first ‘Five ubble’ accolade in the region, The Headland Spa is one of the most respected, yet undiscovered spas, in Cornwall. Here you can step out of your busy life and let the experts tailor treatments to your individual needs. n oy sweeping coastal views from The Spa Lounge and the comforting sumptuous low-lit elaxation Lounge during your spa experience, as well as having full access to the inspirational five-star wellness facilities including a pool with swan neck et, Swedish sauna, Cornish salt steam room, hot tub and experience showers. ead more about our own indulgent spa experience here on page 21.

• A full Cornish breakfast each morning • A 3-course evening meal in the Samphire Restaurant on arrival night • Champagne Afternoon Tea for two adults • Complimentary use of the 'Five Bubble' awarded spa facilities The offer is available from 1st November to 21st December 2019. Prices start from £185 per person, for two nights (based on two people sharing a Coastal Room).


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Boasting far reaching ocean views with a self-contained annexe and equestrian facilities, is this enchanting two-bedroom thatched roof cottage in St Mawgan.


ith far reaching views across St Mawgan towards the ocean at Mawgan Porth, this wonderful two-bedroom home is believed to date back to the 1960s and sits within three acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, including a gently sloping paddock and stables, orchard and two tree-lined and sweeping gated driveways. Indeed, from the outside in, Higher Parsonage makes a great first impression. Inside, the accommodation is immaculately presented. Three reception rooms as well as the kitchen all face the gardens with views across the valley beyond. The light-filled kitchen boasts an oil-fired Aga and walk-in larder cupboard, which give it a real ‘house in the country’ feel, and as you continue into the dining room – accessed via a stable door from the front entrance porch – you can’t help but notice the gorgeous slate fireplace, or the wonderful, chunky beams overhead.


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The living room completes the ground oor, the chunky beams continuing overhead; the room centred around a magnificent granite fireplace with built-in seating either side. The two sumptuous main bedrooms can be found on the first oor, as can the family bathroom, and if you head back downstairs you’ll find ‘Little arsonage’ a self-contained studio annexe with a bedroom/lounge and a separate shower room. With three acres of gorgeous grounds and gardens, having been maintained to the highest standards, Higher Parsonage represents a superb opportunity for a family hoping to relocate to north Cornwall and reap the many benefits that life there presents. From the plethora of celebrity owned restaurants and the miles of dramatic seascapes, to the superb sailing and water sports the area is famed for, there are more than enough reasons to justify moving to this beautiful part of the world, so why not contact Jackie Stanley and see Higher Parsonage for yourself?

INFORMATION Gorgeous thatched roof cottage Two double bedrooms One-bedroom annexe with en suite Rural valley location Approximately 3 acres gardens and paddock Far-reaching country and sea views Equestrian stables Detached double garage


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An exceptionally handsome and spacious six-bedroom detached house, set within delightful gardens and grounds.


vailable for sale on the open market for the first time since it was constructed, Southernhay is set within approximately six acres of delightful gardens and grounds, and features a superb heated swimming pool, sauna, four excellent stables and even its own golf hole! The scene is set as soon as you drive through the gated entrance and along the attractive driveway it meanders up to the house and passes a large parking area, eventually reaching the stable yard and garaging, which overlooks the golf hole and lake. The property offers superb family sized accommodation that is both well-balanced and comfortable throughout. The welcoming entrance hall leads into the vast L-shaped living room and the family kitchen, providing the perfect space to socialise. pstairs you’ll find six spacious and inviting bedrooms and four bathrooms, including the opulent master bedroom suite. In addition to the house, there is a very large former commercial building and yard within the grounds that

may have excellent redevelopment potential, particularly for someone looking to house their business at home. Southernhay en oys an excellent location and has easy access to both the north and south coasts, as well as the A 0 and New uay Airport. Nearby St Austell provides excellent shopping facilities and the pictures ue harbour towns of Charlestown and Fowey are within an easy drive. Cardinham Woods, the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House and the stunning Camel alley home to the Camel Trail cycle path are all favourites for walkers and cyclists. ltimately, Southernhay provides the discerning buyer with an opportunity to make the most of everything that Cornwall has to offer, so what are you waiting for? ook your viewing now to appreciate this fantastic property for yourself.

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estled in St Breward – a village on the edge of Bodmin Moor – Trevor is an impressive four-bedroom Edwardian detached home. A historic property, beautifully presented in neutral décor throughout, Trevor offers a wealth of period features, whilst having been empathetically modernised to provide superb living space over three oors. The accommodation comprises a spacious lounge, dining room, conservatory, refitted kitchen with separate breakfast utility room, four bedrooms, refitted bathroom and the potential to create a fifth bedroom. After stepping into the welcoming entrance hall, take a left into the lounge and you’ll find a spacious room where you can sit and relax in comfort at any time of day. Similarly, the dining room is a lovely light room – perfect for fine dining and ideally positioned ad acent to the kitchen. This brings us to the kitchen itself, tastefully re-fitted in a stylish shaker cream finish, a glazed window to the rear oods the space with light, and you have access to the garden from the ad oining breakfast room. Outside, the gardens are beautifully landscaped with a profusion of shrubs and plants offering a sunny aspect and lots of privacy. Trevor is ideally situated ust 20 minutes from Cornwall’s stunning north coast and everything it has to offer. The picturesque harbour village of Port Isaac is also on the doorstep, offering a selection of pubs and cafés, as well as Nathan Outlaw’s renowned restaurants. To fully appreciate this property and see for yourself everything it has to offer, be sure to book a viewing with My lace in Cornwall.


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TREWORDER ROAD The presentation of this lovely family home is a credit to the meticulous owners who have loved and improved the property over time.

INFORMATION Three-bedroom contemporary home Extended to the rear Enclosed, low-maintenance rear garden olid oak ooring Contemporary kitchen Integral garage Three off-road parking spaces Hot tub available by separate negotiation


his superb contemporary home has been extended to the rear, greatly improving practicality, space and ow for everyday family life. Inside, the kitchen breakfast room has been fitted with a range of modern cream base and wall units, with pewter style handles and large expanses of timber style work surface. The breakfast bar is a real feature; it connects the kitchen to the dining room extension, which itself boasts a vaulted ceiling with elux style windows and is currently occupied by a pool table! Solid oak ooring and attention to lighting truly bring this home to life. The living room is of a generous size too, meaning there’s plenty of space for a family to really spread out. Up to the first oor and you’ll find three sumptuous bedrooms, plus a beautifully appointed family bathroom. Outside, the enclosed, low-maintenance rear garden features an artificial lawn plus a shelter that currently houses a hot tub – available to buy by separate negotiation. The current owners have created additional parking to the front too, giving three off-street space, and there’s also an integral garage – cleverly positioned below the property so as not to restrict space on the ground oor. Within just a short stroll of the main line train station and the high street names of Truro city centre, Treworder oad, as

you might expect, is extremely popular: it’s close to Bosvigo primary school, ideal for those who are moving to cope with the demands of a growing family, and there’s a wealth of caf s, bars, restaurants, a fantastic cinema, plus a host of regular markets offering up an array of Cornish produce and wares, all on the doorstep. Add to all of this the incredible improvements that have been made to this home and it’s fair to say that Treworder oad represents a superb opportunity, one that needs viewing in person to be fully appreciated.


GUIDE PRICE: £299,950

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


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RUSTIC HOUSE Straight from our store to your home Browse our extensive collection of individual hand-crafted furniture, lighting and accessories at your leisure in our beautiful showroom or online. Each unique piece is available now and ready to take its place in your home!


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St Austell Penzance

The Old Boatstore presents a unique opportunity to purchase a convenient beachside apartment and café with great income potential.



OIEO: £500,000

Tamar View Nurseries, Carkeel, Saltash, PL12 6PH 01752 858314

he apartment is situated above a café that has immense potential thanks to its waterside location. Situated in a spectacular setting in a picturesque Conservation Area directly adjoining the crystal-clear waters of Plymouth Sound, this superb property lies almost on the water’s edge in the heart of Kingsand. Views of Kingsand waterfront can be enjoyed from both oors and the beach is but a few steps away, as is the South West Coast Path. The nearby Rame peninsula is relatively unknown; often described as Cornwall’s ‘forgotten corner,’ it forms part of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Similarly, Mount Edgcumbe Country park, an 800-acre area of coastal woodland and open hillside, lies on the edge of Kingsand village and is possibly one of the most beautiful and varied locations in Cornwall. Commanding outstanding panoramic views over the beautiful and sheltered waters of Cawsand Bay, this property represents a rare and unique opportunity to purchase a freehold café with an apartment offering either occupation by the business owner or use as a holiday let. The apartment has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a balcony; the open-plan living and kitchen room is spacious and leads onto the balcony with outstanding views out to sea.

INFORMATION Café and apartment Immense potential Commercial kitchen Sea-facing living room in apartment Two bedrooms, one en suite Bathroom


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A selection of stunning boutique apartments in the city. Available immediately, the flats have been completed to an extremely high standard, offering contemporary design and the latest specifications throughout.



GUIDE PRICE: £274,000

01872 278288

he two-bedroom apartments each have open-plan kitchen and living areas and boast Juliet balconies, with those at the front offering far-reaching views. This is the first phase of the re-development of The Old County Hall, which will include live/work units in the original building along with community spaces for temporary exhibitions or meetings. A larger apartment building is planned for the rear of the site as well as a pool, spa and gym complex, which is anticipated to be available for the residents of the site. Located in the heart of Truro, the city offers both a boutique and high-street shopping experience as well as major supermarkets. There is a choice of private and public schools and a nearby bus route provides easy access to Truro & Penwith College for higher and further education. Also on this route is the Royal Cornwall Hospital, as well as golf courses which can be found at Treliske and Killiow. Truro is an excellent central location to easily enjoy the whole county, with the sandy beaches of either coast approximately 10 miles away. Closer, there is a plethora of creek-side villages to explore, especially for keen water sport and sailing enthusiasts. Or, for a taste of the countryside and beautiful river views head to Trelissick Garden, which is just a short drive away.

INFORMATION Two bedrooms One bathroom High specification architect-designed properties 10-year warranties Gas central heating with under oor heating Modern fully fitted kitchen Integrated dishwasher, hob, extractor and oven LED lighting Fully landscaped private communal gardens Secure parking


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Kernow Fires

From practical and efficient to high design, Kernow Fires has it all. Kernow Fires’ core business is woodburners, being the Premier Dealer for UK and Europe’s top brands Charnwood and Contura. Well known for high standards and forward thinking, the business was established, by owner Simon Breckon, over 20 years ago. With an eye towards the future the company is alway evolving and searching for the best products possible to offer their clients, whilst customer satisfaction is always kept top of the agenda.



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WHEN PURCHASING A FIRE FROM KERNOW FIRES YOU CAN RECEIVE AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE HELP AS YOU REQUIRE. THEY OFFER: Free site visit and estimate A full installation service by their own fully trained builders and HETAS engineers. Gas fire installation by fully trained GasSafe engineers. Expert advice to ensure the stove suits you and your home. Full design service for those wanting a feature as well as efficient heating. Cash and carry on stoves and chimneys if you want to “do it yourself”.

2022 DESIGN READY Along with everything else woodburners are subject to government regulations (The Clean Air Act). These regulations, although they sound scary, are anything but. They are welcomed by Kernow Fires and many in the industry as they encourage the development of the next generation of stoves. These are significantly more efficient and reduce the amount of pollutants in the air. When these fires replace open fires and older stoves people can see an increase inefficiency of over 40% and a 50% reduction in the fuel burnt to generate the same heat. Kernow Fires has supported this scheme since its inception and was one of the first companies to join SIA (Stove Industry Alliance) who are working with the industry to improve standards. Kernow Fires’ range of fires are some of the most efficient in the world with most already meeting or exceeding the 2022 regulations. KERNOW METALS Metal fabrication has long gone hand-in-hand with fireplace design. Our team of fabricators work on an array of fascinating design concepts for private clients and businesses across the country. Railings, gates, chandeliers, staircases, feature walls, ski ramps and even a scaled section of the Star Wars Death Star have all been commissioned by businesses, interior designers and individuals. Bespoke design for practicality or decoration is available to all. Simply get in touch to discuss your design ideas or requirements. BROAD AND TURNER Creators of hand made kitchens and furniture have built a kitchen display area in the cooker area of the Kernow Fires showroom in Wadebridge with six stunning kitchens. Incredible carpentry skills mixed with a unique flair for design, Broad and Turner have helped Kernow Fires to create a spectacular kitchen showroom to house the popular Everhot range of cookers. The showroom is open six days a week. Appointments can be made with Charlie Turner, owner of Broad and Turner, to discuss your kitchen requirements or just pop in for a browse. EVERHOT The best electric range? Certainly one of the most popular range cookers on the market, thanks to its beautiful styling, simple controls and efficiency. Five Everhot cookers are on display in our purpose built Everhot showroom. Designed with space each cooker sits in a bespoke Broad and Turner kitchen for you to imagine it in your own home. They hold regular demonstrations for those wishing to buy as well as cookery events for those wishing to brush up on their entertaining or learn new skills on their Everhot. All the Everhot colours are on display so bring your colour swatches to find your favourite colour!

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s a m t s i r Ch Christie's Furniture has everything you need to make your home as cosy and inviting as possible this winter.


s the temperature drops and we retreat into the warm comfort of our homes, it’s time to celebrate the Danish notion of ‘Hygge’ and enjoy the cosiness of warm sofas, soft bedding and comforting wooden tones. Consequently we spend more time indoors, and it allows us to focus on home projects that have been sidelined during the summer months, and the milder climates of September and October. Now, in the lead up to Christmas, making the finishing touches to rooms in time for the festivities becomes the focal point. With many of us anticipating the arrival of family and friends to celebrate and enjoy one another’s company, presenting our homes at their best becomes a priority. If you have an interior design project or are looking for the perfect piece to finish off a room in your home, then make sure you visit Christie's Furniture and the Christie's Bed Shop in Penryn where you can see, feel and touch the beautiful products. Alternatively, here are some suggestions for dressing your homes to impress this Christmas.

Purchasing a new bed has got to be one of the best investments you can make. After all, we spend a vast amount of time cosying down to go to sleep, so having the perfect bed to snuggle into has got to be high on the list of priorities. Out of the many styles available, we have selected the Harrison Beaumaris Bed for comfort, support and great value. This handmade, pocket-sprung bed has amazingly comfortable natural fillings and is available in different tensions to suit your preference. Next on the list is the sofa – you can see a bit of a theme here – but relaxing is what Christmas is all about! The Rivo sofa is the ultimate gift for you and the family this year – so stylish it could have been plucked from the pages of Vogue. Featuring deep blue tones, a velvety fabric and sophisticated silver panelling, the finishing touch has got to be the contemporary silver feet that tie the whole façade of luxury and comfort together. That, along with the dual-effect matching pillows, will capture the attention of friends and family and invite lazy afternoons with a good book and evenings in front of the fire.


Pure comfort with the Harrison Beaumaris Bed


Capture the humour of Charlie Chaplin with this unique framed optical illusion

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Sophisticated extending table, perfect for Christmas dinner

Then when it’s time to dine, we’ve found the perfect table for your extended families. Modern and stylish with a high-gloss finish, the Laporte Extending Dining Table features a beautiful glass top and comes in either a white, grey or Cappacino finish, allowing the whole family to sit and enjoy Christmas dinner together. Additionally, if you’re looking for an original gift idea, we’ve got just the ticket. Christie's Furniture also supply home accessories and one that has caught our eye is the Charlie Chaplin Kinetic Wall Art. Capturing the humour of famous comic actor, filmmaker and composer Charlie Chaplin – this is a truly magical piece of modern wall art that is sure to catch the eye of passers-by thanks to the dynamic quality of the piece, which allows the viewer to perceive three pieces of art in one. So, if you’re looking for that statement piece or need to make some finishing touches to your home in time for Christmas, then get in touch with the Christie's Furniture team or head to the showroom to see the stunning collections in person. After all, you can’t forget those all-important presents to yourself and your home during the festive period!

CHRISTIE’S FURNITURE AND THE CHRISTIE’S BED SHOP Commercial Road, Penryn TR10 8AE 01326 373272

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GREAT VALUE In the current Christie's Furniture and Christie's Bed Shop sale there is currently up to 50% off, saving you that all important cash for Christmas!


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With just a few small interior changes, B.F.C. Carpet World Ltd can help turn your home into a sanctuary from the stresses of everyday life.


ow we design the inside of our homes is becoming more and more important. Our lifestyles are only getting busier and it stands to reason that when we do have time to ourselves – to kick back and relax at home – we want to do so in the most beautiful surroundings. Fortunately, updating your home doesn’t have to cost the earth and actually, making just a few small changes can often make the biggest difference! One change that can undoubtedly make a huge difference is your ooring. Whether it’s carpet, vinyl or hard ooring, what runs beneath your feet as you relax and move around your home can be the difference between a décor that’s nice, and one that you genuinely relish the thought of coming home to. Established since 1984, the B.F.C Carpet World Ltd team understand that when deciding how to go about revamping your oors, depending on your circumstances, it may be worth opting for something more hardwearing. Fortunately, they have a wide selection of luxury vinyl tiles (L T), a product that’s sure to transform your home with the added benefit of standing up to almost anything you and your family can throw at it! What’s more, thanks to the convincing recreations of natural materials that L T manufacturers are now capable of producing, with graining and nature inspired textures, they’re just like the real thing! ut it’s not ust L T. .F.C. Carpet World Ltd also offer a superb range of laminate and wood ooring, as well as a sumptuous selection of carpets, stocking luxury brands that include Axminster, Brintons, Brockway, Crucial Trading and ictoria to name ust a few! More recently, the company also became the south west stockist of Grosvenor Wilton one of the ’s oldest and most trusted independent carpet manufacturers! Store Manager, Adam tells us: “As with all our products, we offer expert, friendly advice and we are here to advise and talk you through all of the different options.” ltimately, their goal is to make choosing your ooring a hassle-free and pleasurable experience. After all, decorating your home should be exciting! olstering their range of all-things ooring with a large selection of beds, sofas and furniture, if you’re hoping to turn your home into the sanctuary your busy lifestyle deserves, be sure to visit the B.F.C. Carpet World Ltd showroom and discover for yourself the wealth of options available.

  LEFT Grosvenor Wilton carpets make beautiful additions to any home

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LOOKINGFORAN INSPIRATIONAL RANGEOF FIRESAND FIREPLACES? We supply and install a wide range of Gas and Electric fires to suit all homes with or without a chimney. The eko fires brand covers a whole range of amazing gas fires and stoves.

01872 572 303

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bespoke stone design + supply

Kings Hill Industrial Estate • Bude • EX23 8QN 01288 350627



We have a large selection of stone and quartz slabs and samples, tiles, setts and reclaimed Cornish granite at our workshop. For friendly, expert advice come and visit us at: 7a & 19 Rural Workshops, Higher Bochym, Cury Cross Lanes, Helston, TR12 7AZ or give us a call on: 01326 241111 e-mail:

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Finish your home interior project with flooring that reflects your unique personality and style, with help from The Carpet Trader.

 ABOVE Find the flooring solution to suit your style


here are so many eye-catching ooring options to choose from that it can be hard deciding what works for you, yet the wealth of options is there for good reason. Floors can add character to a home from tactile underfoot sisal ooring and sumptuous wool carpets, to stair runners with an exotic mix of colours and stylish wood ooring, it’s not a bad thing to be so spoiled for choice! The Carpet Trader showroom in Wadebridge has an impressive selection of all the latest ooring trends and solutions, with a wide variety of award-winning and innovative products from specialist manufacturers such as Karndean, Unnatural Flooring, Cormar, Brockway, Fibre, and Kersaint Cobb and Kahrs, to name but a few. Independent and family run, The Carpet Trader team bring many years of industry experience to each individual client and their home ooring pro ect. Flooring has now become an important choice when choosing décor for your home,” says company owner, April Watson. Not only will it set the tone for the rest of the décor, there are so many products that will provide a very practical low maintenance solution for our busy lifestyles.” One trend that ticks these boxes is the growing

popularity of Luxury Vinyl Tiles, which combine the original intricate features of a wood or tiled oor, with cutting-edge design to give you a durable oor that will last a lifetime. In the showroom, you’ll find a variety of oors on display to inspire you and your pro ect, so whether you prefer the elegance of parquet, lavish wool carpets, contemporary stripes, or hand-selected wood ooring of superb quality – whatever you have in your mind’s eye, The Carpet Trader can help you realise your beautiful dream home. When you visit, the friendly and knowledgeable team will be on hand to assist and from the first informal meeting, they’ll help guide you in selecting a oor to suit your unique personality and lifestyle. They also offer a free onsite informative survey, doing everything they can to provide professional committed customer service, ultimately ensuring that your needs and expectations are met, to the letter.


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BATHROOM Create your dream bathroom with the extensive collection of products at The Cornwall Tile Company.



e all know that homes are as individual as the people who live in them. So, whether you’re looking to refresh, renovate or embark on an ambitious new build – The Cornwall Tile Company’s impressive showroom and shop in Newquay has everything you need to create a stunning bathroom. Allowing you to spend hours soaking in your gorgeous bathtub or steaming the day away in your shower while you admire your beautiful tiles, gleaming sink and luxurious bathroom furniture – the team at the Cornwall Tile Company know that every taste is different, which is why they stock a comprehensive range of ceramic, porcelain and glass tiles to suit all styles and budgets. Just look at the level of quality you can expect from the two projects featured in this article. The marble effect was created with marble book match tiles in matt white for the shower, and for the other bathroom – a project for David Ball Estate Agents – real matt white marble with a 3D marble hexagon feature wall was used, culminating in a spectacular finish across the board. The Cornwall Tile Company also complements this offering with an extensive range of high-quality sanitaryware, making your shopping experience a walk in the park.

So, why not pay the showroom a visit and peruse the unique displays from top quality, leading world suppliers? The company proudly source their products from big brands such as Porcelanosa, Marshalls and other imported top-end Spanish and Italian tiles, meaning you can be sure of the high uality and finish. The team over at The Cornish Tile Company have experience with private clients, developers, architects and designers and offer a full installation service for those who are looking for the complete package. Indeed, owner Simon Paul himself has been installing tiles into the highest-end homes across the south west for over a decade, meaning your bathroom will be in good hands. With deliveries throughout the UK, your shopping experience couldn’t be easier. So, get in touch with the dedicated team, make moves towards creating your dream bathroom and who knows – maybe it will be finished in time for Christmas!

 ABOVE Stunning matt white marble bathroom with feature hexagon wall  INSET Statement matt white shower with marble book match tiling

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A FIFTH GENERATION FAMILY BUSINESS PROUD TO BE SERVING THE SOUTH WEST SINCE 1909 MARBLE • GRANITE • SLATE • TRAVERTINE • QUARTZSTONE With over 20 years experience and thousands of happy customers across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, Kernow Stone supply and install granite and quartz worktops, natural stone wall and floor tiles, house signs, slate sills and more. Plus the new premises in Redruth means it’s easier than ever for Cornish home improvers to see what this superb firm has to offer! 01209 206284 Atlantic House • Dudnance Lane Pool • TR15 3QY


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Sweet Dreamzzz are delighted to stock the Seagreen mattress range from Seaqual, created using luxury material made entirely from recycled ocean plastic.  ABOVE Transform the way you sleep

INSET Find the perfect bed for you and your space


ased in Penryn, Sweet Dreamzzz has been providing beds and mattresses to discerning customers across Cornwall for more than a decade, so they’re well-versed when it comes to advising what to look for. Having recently attended the National Bed Federation Show, the team are delighted to share the very latest innovation in the world of beds. Living in Cornwall we are surrounded by the beautiful ocean, and Sweet Dreamzzz are very aware of the impact plastic has on our seas and shores, that is, that eight million tons of plastic find their way into our oceans every year; that one million sea birds die each year because of ocean litter; and that sea pollution kills more than 100,000 mammals annually. This is why Sweet Dreamzzz is proud to be the first in Cornwall to stock the Seagreen mattress range from Seaqual. Working with fishermen, Sea ual recycles the plastics they catch in their nets, using them to create the luxury fabrics with which they make the supremely comfortable Seagreen mattresses. What this means is that you can now enjoy a good night’s sleep with a clear conscience – knowing you’re helping reduce the growing issue of plastic pollution. Cornwall's residents have been particularly pro-active in fighting the growing plastic problem, and the same can be said for the hospitality industry, with many homeowners now replacing their mattresses with the

Seagreen range. And it’s no wonder, especially since more and more holidaymakers here in the Duchy want to do their bit to help save the environment. Seaqual’s mattresses are proving to be a top seller, both with customers looking to help the environment, alongside Sweet Dreamzzz's Ultimate range of chemical free mattresses – helping allergy sufferers who are hoping to achieve the perfect night’s sleep. Impressively, even at the end of their lives, these mattresses are fully recyclable, meaning when you do come to replace yours, you can rest assured it won’t end up as additional landfill! One customer has said of the Seagreen range: “I was very impressed with the selection of recyclable products, as this is very important to me. Five stars.” As well as doing their bit to combat the growing issue of plastic pollution, the Sweet Dreamzzz team pride themselves on their personal service, and are always on hand to help advise on the best mattress and bed to suit you and your home. So why not get in touch and see how they can help you sleep a little easier?


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The heart


Get the kitchen you’ve been dreaming of in time for Christmas and the New Year, with help from Tamar Trading.


he kitchen is surely the heart of any home, especially at Christmas and New Year. There are big demands made of the kitchen at this time of the year, with lots of food to prepare and cook as well as providing the perfect place for entertaining family and friends. Now is the ideal time to update your kitchen – ready for the New Year! The team at Tamar Trading can help you design a new kitchen that will create a lasting impression and make the most of your culinary skills. Not only have they got a beautiful range of inspiring kitchens to suit every home and budget, you can also choose from an exciting collection of NEFF appliances – designed to enhance your kitchen environment and revolutionise your cooking. Tamar Trading's design team are able to help you visualise exactly how your kitchen will look using the latest computer aided design techniques. Working with you, they will fine tune all the details so your new kitchen will be perfect from the moment it arrives. At Christmas time there is a focus on the traditional and there’s nothing like a country style kitchen to create a warm inviting space where everyone can feel cosy and relaxed. No need to go without modern

practicalities though, as many clever features can be built in whilst keeping to a traditional look. From brushed chrome extractor hoods to bespoke LED spotlights shining through glass-fronted cupboards, these little details help to complement your traditional kitchen without losing that homely feeling. NEFF appliances are also a great way to bring up-to-date technology to your traditional kitchen as they are easily integrated due to their timeless styling. If your taste is for the contemporary, a modern kitchen will provide style and effortless functionality. Hidden behind those sleek, clean lines, you’ll find a host of the very latest in kitchen innovation – designed to help you make more of your cooking and entertaining. Be sure to visit Tamar Trading’s Bodmin showroom to see their impressive range of kitchens, all of which are uniquely stylish, visually impactful and, most importantly, designed with you in mind.


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YOUR WINTER If not already, the heating season is just around the corner!


Air source and solar solutions tailored to your home


ornwall Living recently sat down with local renewable heating experts, GreenGenUK to discuss their renewable heating solutions. Located in Helston, GreenGen specialise in the installation of renewables. We asked GreenGen their thoughts on Cornwall’s heating dilemma. “We have seen a real shift towards air source heating and interest is booming as more homeowners grow frustrated with their oil or gas bills. On average, we’re installing three to five air source heat pumps per week, moving people away from oil and towards more friendlier fuels,” explained Neil Rollinson, Surveyor for GreenGen. He details the shift he has seen since working in the industry. “Homeowners are becoming more aware of their increasing heating bills. Also, who hasn’t seen everything on the news about climate change and carbon footprint? enewable heating offers numerous benefits to homeowners in Cornwall.” Homeowners living off of the gas grid pay more for troublesome fuels. Air source heating provides lower bills and a lucrative incentive. Neil told us: “Air source heating can be 30% cheaper to run than oil or LPG, with the added benefit of zero deliveries and never running out of fuel! Subsidy on renewable heating is now better than ever.

On average, the RHI (Renewable Heating Incentive) pays between £8,000-£10,000 over seven years to anyone installing air source heating.” With the environmental and financial benefits of renewable heating very clear, it’s no wonder air source heat pumps are growing in popularity. Are you considering air source as a means of heating your home? Then speak to the experts at GreenGenUK and utilise their friendly and informative approach to answer all of your questions. Offering free surveys and proposals, GreenGen are a first stop for anyone considering air source.


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Stockists of...

Furniture - Beds - Sofas - Chairs - Carpets - Curtains - Blinds Established since 1955

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Telephone 01726 65900 01208 812 333 Unit 3 Trevanson Street Wadebridge PL27 7AW

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Cornwall’s Air Source Specialists Considering upgrading your heating to air source? MCS-approved with almost a decade’s experience working with renewable heating, contact GreenGen UK to learn more. Install Air Source and… • Slash heating bills by up to 50% • Significantly reduce a home’s carbon footprint • Earn up to £1600 a year in Government RHI payments

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VICTORIAN DESIGN Make your bedroom a sanctuary with a stunning Victorian style bed from The Cornish Bed Company.

ABOVE Instantly recognisable and built to last 


andmade using traditional metal casting techniques, beds from The Cornish Bed Company are available in a wide range of sizes, colours and finishes and make a statement in any bedroom. From French chic to a grand fourposter or day-bed, there will be a Cornish bed to complement any setting. Getting the right-sized bed is important to achieve the desired look for your bedroom. Aissa Gonzalez, interior design specialist at The Cornish Bed Company, says: “If a bed is the right size for its space, and to scale, the area will feel spacious and there will be room for other essential bedroom furniture. “The result will be a neat and tidy room, with enough capacity for clothes, spare bedding, toiletries, and little clutter.” Whatever space you need to fill, The Cornish ed Company offers a bespoke manufacturing service. Even unusual bed sizes are possible with mattresses to fit, thanks to its sister company, Naturalmat, based in Topsham, near Exeter. Cornish beds are built to last. They are instantly recognisable by the company’s signature knuckle oint and each bed is given a uni ue hallmark and certificate of

authenticity, making it a purchase today that will become an antique of the future. We here at Cornwall Living love the look of The Abingdon. A classic design embellished with white crackle glazed ceramics, brass bed rails and an industrial black finish, it’s a timeless design that will look good in any setting. Aissa Gonzalez says: “Dress the Abingdon in crisp white linen and accessorise with a splash of colour that can easily be replicated in other designer touches around the bedroom.”


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CELTIC CORNWALL Breathe in the sea air, dive into the ocean and explore untouched beaches; introducing unique holiday accommodation specialists, Celtic Retreats.


ith properties located right on the South West Coast Path nestled between the famous Lamorna and Porthcurno Coves on the beautiful Penwith coast, within easy reach of The World Heritage Mining Site area of St Just, Pendeen and Cape Cornwall; Celtic Retreats offer holidays full of adventure and restful retreats where you can relax and recharge, all in unspoilt rural locations in west Penwith. With properties just a stone’s throw from some of the world’s most beautiful beaches at Sennen and Porthcurno and a short walk from Land’s End, Celtic Retreats can help you escape the hustle and bustle of city life, putting you in prime position to ease into the relaxed pace of life by the sea. The team handpicks locations and properties and presents them to the highest standard, so whether you’re seeking a cosy Cornish bolthole or a luxurious Victorian room with a grand en-suite bathroom, they can help find your hidden holiday gem. Their portfolio boasts accommodation to suit all tastes, from bed and breakfast rooms in the luxurious comfort of Burnewhall House – a Victorian manor house situated above Penberth Cove (of Poldark fame) – to self catering options like The Retreat. This unique caravan holiday location includes a hot tub and barbeque areas, all with scintillating sea views. What’s more, this season, the team are launching their brand new four-star glamping

pods, overlooking the Atlantic and situated right on the South West Coast Path. “At Celtic Retreats, we specialise in holidays that create memories and invoke the senses,” says Lisa Thomas of Celtic Retreats. “Whatever the weather, the farming and mining landscape of west Penwith, along with the stunning coastline, is breathtaking. From storm watching, fishing and walking, to stargazing, cycling, surfing and simply soaking up the culture of the region’s art galleries and the world-famous outdoor Minack Theatre, we have something for everyone.” Celtic Retreats specialise in holidays for the discerning guest and ensure facilities are to the highest standard, with a few luxuries thrown in too. Lisa finishes We also specialise in coastal locations, with most of our accommodation boasting impressive sea views!” Whether you’re travelling alone, with your partner, the family or a group of friends, everybody can be catered for, and Celtic Retreats’ friendly local team is always available to help ensure you gain the most from your break in west Cornwall.


Burnewhall House, St Buryan, Penzance TR19 6DN 01736 811091


Ease into the relaxed pace of life by the sea  INSET

Luxury accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets

DISCOVER MORE Celtic Retreats have properties and accommodation available all year round, meaning you can enjoy your break at a time that suits you. Each retreat offers WiFi and most have free parking, too!

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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 •

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AA Rosettes Town House Hotel

Certificate of Excellence 2018

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

OUR BAY RESTAURANT is open for breakfast from 07.15 up to 10.00, delightful afternoon tea between 14.30 until 17.00 or a brasserie dinner from 18.00 until 21-00. Or just pop in for coffee & sandwiches or a glass of wine and sit in our light airy restaurant with sweeping views across Mounts Bay.


Cornwall's largest independent clothing store. Celebrating 100 years.

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LOVE LIMITED EDITION This Christmas, each Jo Downs gallery has its very own exclusives, making for a fabulous design trail of beauty of colour.


nyone who loves Cornwall will be familiar with Jo Downs Handmade Glass galleries, but this winter, especially for the Christmas season, Jo’s galleries will each show work specifically inspired by the uni ue coastal town and landscape. At Jo’s new St Ives gallery, Fish @ No. 5, you’ll find a series of exclusive works, including a stunning new wall mounted ‘Marlin’ artwork in dazzling colours and exquisite handcrafted detail. Limited-edition designs like these are available alongside the gallery’s exclusive offering of shoaling fish installations, which are inspired by the sea fishing heritage of the town and are available in unique colourways not found in any other gallery. Right next door, Jo’s gift gallery will be exhibiting all her classic designs, from mini-hangings to her trademark Wishsticks and dazzling jewellery in all the colours of St Ives bay, making it the perfect venue for a spot of Christmas shopping. p the coast to adstow and you’ll find that Jo’s gallery exclusives include designs inspired by the blue sky and curving white sands of the town’s estuary, as well as the rainbow colours of the fishing boats that brighten the

harbour in summertime. In Fowey, where the river inlet is set against rolling hills and lush forest, exclusive designs in deep greens and aquamarine will be on show, while Jo’s Tintagel gallery will offer works in a fiery red, gold and blue colourway that re ects the drama of the village’s mythical history, as well as the rich colours of its cliffs, castle and coastline. As always, Jo’s Launceston studio and gallery will be displaying large scale works including wall panels, multi-piece installations, mirrors, art frames and large feature bowls, as well as a huge selection of giftware, from stocking fillers to that really special present. Exclusively on show at this gallery will also be a new, luxury collection of giant glass oyster shells, inspired by the deep ocean and available in series of iridescent pink and gold colours. If you’re hoping to give a piece of Cornwall to somebody who holds the Duchy close to their heart, a trip to one of Jo Downs’ Cornish galleries comes highly recommended!

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Gorgeous in green and aquamarine  ABOVE

Jo’s stunning new mounted ‘Marlin’ artwork


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s d n u o s t righ HBH Woolacotts provide sound advice for audiophiles all over Cornwall.

 TOP The Cornwall Hi-Fi show demonstrated the very best in home audio


he 2019 Cornwall Hi-Fi Show returned to the Royal Cornwall Showground on 11th and 12th October and did not disappoint, with a feast of industry leading brands and the latest home audio products on demonstration. Organised and managed by HBH Woolacotts, the Hi-Fi Show is fast becoming a fixture for ma or A brands and the number one place in Devon and Cornwall to see and hear the latest home audio products, and this year’s saw three ma or launches. ON -CAST from Cyrus made its debut in October and is the world’s first audiophile amplifier with full voice compatibility. Arcam premiered their new A 10 remium A eceiver which is due to be released early November as well as a working prototype of the SOLO-UNO mini system, which is due for release early 2020. Finally, KEF, who won ‘Best Stand of the Show’, had their brand new Q250-C Centre Channel speaker set up as part of an explosive rand olby Atmos Home Cinema demonstration with Yamaha electronics and a anasonic OL T again, the first time this product had ever been shown to the public in the UK. Over 700 people attended the show over the course of two days and helped create a

fantastic atmosphere. The inclusion of ose, Sonos and three ma or television brands (Panasonic, Sony and LG) meant that there really was something for everyone, covering every aspect of home audio and home cinema. Geoff Pratt, Organiser and Store Manager at HBH Woolacotts Wadebridge says: “I’m absolutely delighted with the event and how it turned out. The changes we’ve made have really taken the show to the next level and the brands really have been fantastic in their support for the show and helping create world-class stands and demonstrations.” HBH Woolacotts is best known as a general electrical retailer, with a focus on home appliances, and T A . However, all stores have a selection of home audio products and Wadebridge, Plymouth, odmin and St Austell in particular, have a much larger range of premium audio, home cinema and 2-Channel Hi-Fi. In short, if you love hi-fi, you will love H H Woolacotts.


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T: 01752 220011 (Gift vouchers available) Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery 39 Southside Street, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2LE

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rior InteIDEAS ThermoFoam

A company with a can-do attitude, specialising in spray foam insulation services across Cornwall for both domestic customers and construction/commercial clients. Servicing a broad range of customers throughout Cornwall, the company has grown to become one of most trusted installers of Spray Foam Insulation, holding accreditations such as ISO9001 and ISO1 001 whilst being certified members of Checkatrade, Trustatrader. Health and safety is at the forefront of the business; the team hold certification with SMAS Worksafe and

Enlist the help of Cornwall's home improvement experts to realise your dream home.

are Constructionline Silver members. Spray Foam Insulation has gained huge momentum in the last three years as homeowners try to make their homes more energy e cient. In construction, increasingly onerous U-Value targets have elevated the airtight performance and thermal properties of spray foam as one of the most effective insulation choices. As the temperatures begin to drop and the prospect of a chilly winter lies ahead, the broad range of ThermoFoam services can truly help to futureproof your property and allow you to live in more comfort. Whether it’s roof insulation to prevent heat loss in the winter or under oor insulation to stop those chilly draughts entering your home, spray foam insulation can help to keep your heating system from being overworked in colder weather. To see how ThermoFoam could help you to live more comfortably in your home or to find out about its commercial and construction solutions, be sure to visit the website or give the team a call.


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H Everet t Interiors

The Cornwall Home Improvement and Self Build Show provided us with the opportunity to see H Everett’s stunning kitchen range in person. And the high standard of design and attention to detail is immediately evident as soon as you see and feel the sturdy doors and solid worktops of the kitchen fittings, which also goes for the team’s fitted bedrooms. We particularly love the exclusive Signature Kitchen range, named after some of Cornwall’s most beautiful locations, and

as we ick through the brochure it’s clear that a lot of time has gone into curating this innovative collection. The best part is that each kitchen within the range can be tailored to your specific tastes and re uirements, with a variety of colours as well as styles, so you know you’ll be getting the perfect kitchen to suit you. Owner Heath tells us Whether you have a firm idea of what you want, or need to work through a few scenarios with us, we’ll do everything we can to make the process not just pleasant, but a genuinely enjoyable experience too. If you’ve been looking to upgrade your kitchen and want to support a local company whose kitchens celebrate the diverse beauty of our beloved country, why not pay H Everett Interiors a visit?


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Kestrel Specialist Handrail Systems Creating a seemingly endless range of beautiful bespoke products and fittings for the home, from balcony handrails and balustrades to custom-made furniture, the Kestrel team can help make your interior vision a reality, whether you’re hoping to capitalise on sweeping coastal views with a stainless steel and glass balustrade, or enhance your contemporary townhouse. One recent project saw the team installing a beautifully detailed glass balustrade on a fabulous, handmade staircase. Using a 10mm toughened glass infill fitted with stainless steel clamps, this particular project is a great example of how internal systems are great for letting light in and really enhancing a space. With any property, it’s the finishing touches that really make the difference between a nice home and one that makes you say ‘wow’,


If bringing elegance and colour into your home is something you’ve been considering, why not pay a visit to the stunning Tileworld showroom in St Austell? The space has been carefully designed to give you that much-needed inspiration to get your project off the ground, presenting a wide selection of tiles in superb, easy-to-view displays, creating the perfect environment for you to consider your preferred colours, styles

and each individual ourish collectively adds up to form the bigger picture. What’s more, if you invest in uality, it really does show, so whether it’s your own home, a holiday let or development pro ect if you need the expert help of a company that’s become synonymous with uality craftsmanship and acute attention to detail, why not contact the team at Kestrel Specialist Handrail Systems and see how they can help?

KESTREL SPECIALIST HANDRAIL SYSTEMS nits Manfield ay Holmbush Industrial Estate, St Austell PL25 3HQ 01726 338086

and finishes, with a team that’s on hand and always happy to help. Established in 1983 and specialising in high-end interiors, the team at Tileworld have ample experience when it comes to choosing tiles, tools and accessories. All at the family owned company pride themselves on their friendly, e cient and knowledgeable approach. What’s more, the team specialises in renovation and refurbishment projects, particularly with private clients, architects and second homeowners, offering everything from supply-only to complete measuring and fitting. So, whether you’re visualising patterns, texture, shine or bold colours, there are no limits to what can be achieved with help from the experts at Tileworld. ut don’t ust take our word for it visit the showroom and find the perfect tiles for a stunning finish to your home project.


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When in

Home to a number of incredible artists, galleries and independent businesses, the ancient market town of Wadebridge is well worth a visit.


Sanders Opticians

Sanders Opticians is a family owned, independent practice located in the centre of Wadebridge. For the last 25 years, Sanders has been providing sight tests, contact lenses and glasses to its customers. Run by Jan Sanders, the team has been selected for their excellent customer service skills so you can be sure of a personal service from the moment you step through the door to the moment you leave. The practice strives to stay up to date with the latest technologies, offering the most up-to-date contact lenses

and a frame comparison service to make choosing the perfect frames even easier. They also offer bespoke lenses made to your individual requirements. From the eye examination to choosing your frames, the Sanders experience is e cient and helpful throughout. The comprehensive eye examinations check your vision and the health of your eyes and you will then be dispensed by a fully ualified ispensing Optician who can help you with frame selection and advise you on the best lenses to suit you and your lifestyle. Open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm and Saturdays until 4pm, if you’re looking for a bespoke service with experts in their field then make sure to get in touch with the team.


53 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge PL27 7DR 01208 812854

Vincent Basham - Seascape Art

Vincent Basham is a seascape artist originally from Maldon in Essex. He studied at Thurstable School in Tiptree where he developed a growing love for painting and became totally self-taught through trial and error. What merely began as a hobby in his teenage years has now become a new, full time chapter in his life Vincent lived in Cornwall in his early twenties and moved back in 2016 with his partner Jane and their dog Stella. Many of Vincent’s paintings are scenes from around the local area, with much of his work inspired by the simple things in life, such as walks along the beach, the colour of the Cornish sky or simply watching the crashing waves. He has the unique ability to take these images and transfer them to canvas from memory with a little photographic help. The medium Vincent mainly uses is oil, enabling him to produce incredible paintings in fine detail and extraordinarily high quality.

He has been exhibiting some of his work at the Padstow Institute in Cornwall on numerous occasions this summer and last, and many of the visitors have come back to purchase further pieces. Vincent will happily take on commissioned pieces of work, so why not pop into the gallery and have a chat next time you visit Wadebridge?


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PERFECT SMILE Wadebridge Dental Care is a practice that's proud to do things differently.


chieving the perfect smile has never been easier thanks to Wadebridge Dental, the family friendly Cornish practice currently leading the way in private dentistry and facial aesthetics. Following their win of 'Best Practice' in 2018, the team have just earned a place as finalists in no less than five categories at this year’s Private Dentistry Awards. In the running for ‘Practice of the Year’, ‘Best Patient Care’, ‘Best Team’, ‘Most Improved Practice’, and ‘Most Invaluable Team Member’, it quickly becomes clear that this is not your average dentist. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what Wadebridge Dental can do for you. The team of dentists is 10-strong, covering all aspects of dentistry. This includes general family dentistry – with all patients under 18 treated for free when a parent is registered – as well as advanced dentistry, facial aesthetics, teeth straightening, smile makeovers, advanced restorative work, oral surgery, root canal treatments and sedation. It's also the only dental practice in the south west to boast not just one, but two iTero digital scanners, capable of detecting decay. When it comes to teeth straightening, the practice was recently awarded ‘Gold Invisalign Providers’ status. Comfortable, predictable and efficient, Invisalign is the world’s most advanced, clear aligner. As the name suggests,

it's also nearly invisible, making it a superb alternative to traditional braces. Headed up by Melissa and Andrew Taylor – who was recently awarded a ‘Certificate of Merit for Services to the Profession’ by the British Dental Association – this Wadebridge practice is always working towards the improvement and expansion of its treatment offering. Proud to do things differently, Melissa, Andrew and the team provide a warm and friendly environment in the heart of Wadebridge – just a short stroll from the beautiful river Camel and a far cry from your average dental waiting room. The waiting room feels more akin to that of a boutique spa, and with a team who constantly have their fingers on the pulse, implementing up-to-theminute technologies and covering all facets of dentistry, you can be sure that your experience at Wadebridge Dental is the best it could be. In short, a trip to Wadebridge Dental is something that everybody can smile about.

 ABOVE Wadebridge Dental is a far cry from your average dental practice!  INSET Award-winning dentist and practice owner, Andrew Taylor  INSET Avoid messy impressions and see a 3D 'before and after', with the digital iTero scanner

WADEBRIDGE DENTAL CARE 7-8 Park Place, Wadebridge PL27 7EA 01208 813816

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Booking Essential

Truly Tre Ch bah


December ^ Events

Jeremy Sanders • Susan Allanson • Yarny Octopus



Santa Days 14 & 15 Dec

Weekend Open Studio Nov 30 • Dec 1 • Dec 7 – Dec 8 Dec 14 – Dec 15 • Dec 21 – Dec 22 11am – 5pm

This Christmas the elves have taken up residence at Trebah, building a fantastical factory. Watch them hand craft unique gifts just in time for you to collect your very own from Santa himself. Time slots available throughout the day. Limited spaces, book now!

Jeremy Sanders Studio • The Old Workshop Lower Drift • Buryas Bridge • Penzance • TR19 6AA ••• Christmas • New Year Exhibition 27th December to 5th January • 11am – 4pm The Old Lifeboat House • Porthleven

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Christmas INGREDIENTS Just a few ideas to help you plan your dream Cornish Christmas.


hristmas really is the most wonderful time of year. It’s even better when you have a game plan to help avoid the Christmas crowds! To help you do ust that, here are a few of our favourite Cornish brands, each offering essential festive ingredients that, together, will ensure you make the very most of your uletide in Cornwall.

Unique Christmas cards Evocative Cornwall

If you’ve ever struggled to find a Christmas card that fits the bill then look no further. vocative Cornwall produce a range of Christmas cards that are not only beautiful and uni ue, but also thoroughly Cornish! The simple greeting inside - Happy Christmas - is in both nglish and ernewek. There are 10 cards to choose from, including two new images this year, as well as the iconic vocative Cornwall calendar now including tide tables and a range of greetings cards and Cornish language cards.

Christmas INGREDIENTS Fuel your fire Trusty Logs

roviding both kiln-dried and seasoned split logs, as well as bri uettes, wood pellets, kindling and eco-firelighters from sustainable sources, Trusty Logs also has a range of accessories available for you to keep your fire, boiler or stove in peak condition. What’s more, the team now offer a chimney sweeping service too, which comes with a free net of kiln-dried ash! 01872 321585

On the grape vine North Coast Wine Company Sourcing products from a range of producers around the world, including selected Cornish producers products that you won’t find in your local supermarket the focus at the North Coast Wine Company is firmly on uality over uantity. stablished more than ten years ago and ranked in Harper magazine’s top 0 independent wine retailers, the store also specialises in spirits. There’s even a bar inside where you can grab a coffee and sample the wines, cocktails and produce available.

Taste the difference

The perfect tree

South Torfrey Farm

Blunds Christmas Trees

Free range, awardwinning birds that will wow dinner guests this Christmas the result of a simplistic, organic approach to poultry farming, all done on-site from start to finish to ensure the best possible eating. With hens, geese and turkeys all dry plucked and hung for ten days, why not treat the family this Christmas? ou will taste the difference!

The Christmas tree is without doubt the festive centrepiece of the home. Offering the low drop Nordmann fir or the traditional Norway spruce, lunds Christmas Trees, near Falmouth, consistently provide the freshest and the best, and can even deliver directly to your door. Alternatively, if you’re attending the Flambards Christmas Fayre on 0th November and 1st ecember, you’ll find lunds there with their superb selection of trees to choose from and take home with you bonus!




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GETTING THERE If you’re coming from the Looe and Polperro direction, you can bring your car across on the Bodinnick Ferry and park at Caffa Mill, just a short walk from the town centre. For ferry times, visit www.ctomsandson.


lways one of our favourite events in the calendar, Fowey Christmas Market is Cornwall’s largest Christmas market with over 200 exhibitors across five venues, attracting more than 15,000 visitors across the weekend. Sponsored by Lantic Bay Holidays and proudly supported by us here at Cornwall Living, Fowey Christmas Market returns on Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December, for its 15th year! We always look forward to the late-night shopping on Friday, and perusing the many

independent shops and stalls, which are open throughout the weekend. This year the Leisure Centre Venue (open Saturday and Sunday) has expanded, now hosting over 60 exhibitors to add to the mix. The gift, craft, art and jewellery market on Town Quay is the perfect place to pick up unique, high-quality Christmas presents for the festive period. There are also traders on Webb Street and within the Town Hall, with even more wares on display. All in all, you can expect over 200 quality exhibitors across Town Quay, Albert

MAIN Peruse the wares of more than 200 local exhibitors

Anya Rice Photography

Bringing together the widest selection of local traders in Cornwall.

INSET Pick up a Christmas tipple


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ABOVE Find everything you need to get in the Christmas spirit

Quay, Leisure Centre, Town Hall and Webb Street, as well as the great selection of local high-end boutiques. Of course all this Christmas shopping soon works up an appetite. Thankfully, ‘A Bite of Cornwall’ Christmas Food & Drink Market will be returning to Albert Quay, showcasing some of the region’s finest food and drink to take home and stock up on in time for Christmas. Hog roasts, mulled wine and cider will also be served throughout the day, and you’ll find plenty of bars and cafés serving even more culinary delights throughout the town. This year, the Leisure Centre Venue will be under the overall Fowey market management and will see an upgrade to include its own array of gifts, crafts, jewellers, skincare, food and drink to enjoy, with the bonus of some street food and a café. This venue will be open on Saturday and Sunday only. The event, this year, kicks off on the Friday with the Parade of Light from 6.30pm. Due to arrive by tug boat at Berrills Yard – the lifeboat pontoon – Santa himself is set to lead the parade through the streets of Fowey, so be sure to bring your lanterns, torches, twinkly lights or ashing headbands and take part. This will be shortly followed by the Fowey Christmas Lights Switch On at 7pm and then the Children's Disco in the town hall from 7pm.

Many of Fowey’s shops, cafés and pubs are dog friendly, and dogs are welcome in the marquees, but do be mindful that it will be crowded. Cashpoints are available outside Barclays bank close to the church. If you’re driving, follow the directions to Main Car Park. Parking will also be available at the leisure centre. A shuttle bus will be travelling between the town, Leisure Centre Venue and all car parks every 15 minutes, however, the town is within walking distance if you prefer to go on foot. Free parking will be available on Saturday 7th December in the main Fowey car park and Caffa Mill car park, and at Readymoney car park on both Saturday and Sunday, with the town bus running between the main car park and the church throughout the weekend. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

FOWEY CHRISTMAS MARKET www. foweychristmasmarket. co. uk


DISCOVER MORE Reasons to visit:  Over 200 traders across five venues  Boutique shops and cafés  Town light parade  Big lights switch on  Fireworks display over church  Musical entertainment  Free parking Saturday

OPENING TIMES Friday 6th December 5.30pm to 8.30pm Saturday 7th December 10am to 5.30pm Sunday 8th December 10am to 4pm

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Festive FORAYS

Some fun, festive ideas to get you and yours out and about this Christmas.


hether you’re hoping to combine Christmas shopping with a family day out, or are looking to tire the little ones out so you can enjoy a quiet evening in front of the fire with a mince pie and a bottle of your favourite wine, here are some great ideas to get you and yours out and about in Cornwall over the coming Christmas holidays.

A winter wonderland

Newquay Garden Centre On Saturdays and Sundays from 30th November until 22nd December, the Newquay Garden Centre team will be hosting a Santa’s Grotto and Mischievous Elves Workshops. As well as receiving a free gift, kids can get stuck into some arts and crafts with the centre’s team of elves and hear tales from Mrs Claus about her husband’s adventures, before meeting the man himself! Then, on Saturdays and Sundays from 30th November to 21st December, kids and adults alike will have the chance to join Santa for breakfast! Check the website for more details.

Festive and fancy

All aboard!

Raze the Roof

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained this Christmas? Taking place on Saturday 21st December at Raze the Roof in Penryn – the family favourite indoor activities centre – is the team’s Children’s Fancy Dress Party. As well as prizes for ‘best dressed’, kids can enjoy the disco, party games, the ‘wrap-your-parents’ challenge; they’ll even get a free present when they visit Santa in his grotto. From 6pm until 9pm, this is not an event you and your little ones will want to miss. Entry costs £9.50 per child and includes berry juice and yule log!

Take a journey with the railway elves to visit Santa’s grotto! Arrive at Bodmin General for seasonal drinks, carols on the platform and, of course, mince pies, before climbing aboard for an hour-long trip on Bodmin and Wenford’s beautiful steam train. Families will get to visit Santa in his on-board grotto, with plenty of time for a photo, plus gifts for each child. A great day out for the whole family, be sure to pencil Santa by Steam into your Christmas diary!

Can you save Christmas?

Santa Claus is coming to...

Bedruthan Hotel

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Did you hear? Father Christmas has had to make an emergency landing at Bedruthan Hotel, and with pieces of his sleigh now scattered all around, he needs your help to fix it and save Christmas! Meet the friendly elves and reindeer in Tummetott village, decorate your own wooden Christmas decorations to hang at home, visit the Ice Queen in her snow cavern, then wind your way through the frozen forest to find Father Christmas in his Sugar and Spice Grotto and help him fix his sleigh. hew, that’s Christmas saved!

At Heligan this December you and your little ones can meet Father Christmas and his elves in the cosy setting of the Head Gardener’s O ce, where each child will also receive a small gift. To make the most of your trip, be sure to wrap up warm and explore the Festive Trail through the gardens, before writing your letters to Father Christmas and making crafts by the fire.



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t i r i p s s a m t s i r Ch Yet to start ticking off your Christmas list? If so, don’t miss this year’s Truro Winter Gift Fayre.

T BELOW Peruse the wares of more than 80 fantastic exhibitors

ruro’s most anticipated Christmas market will be back this year for nine days of festive treats and gorgeous gifts, perfect for ticking off your Christmas list. This year’s Truro Winter Gift Fayre will run from Wednesday 11th until Thursday 19th December on Lemon Quay, Truro. Now in its third year, it has become one of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events, specialising in a host of high-quality local products, alongside some out-of-town guests, including a wonderful selection of craft, jewellery, art and giftware, along with the popular ‘A Bite of Cornwall’ Christmas Food and Drink Market, perfect for stocking your drinks cabinet and cupboards with chocolates, cheeses and much more!

With theming that encapsulates the spirit of winter magic, with warm, twinkling lights, it’s an event to really get you in the spirit. And, taking place over a whole weekend, as well as two late-night shopping dates, it really is one that's not to be missed, especially for those who are guilty of leaving their festive shop until the last minute! To see the full list of more than 80 exhibitors, or to watch the fantastic event video to really put you in the mood for a festive day out, why not head to the Truro Winter Gift Fayre website??



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If you offer room service to your guests, then we have the solution that will be right for you. Our contemporary ‘Welcome to Cornwall’ range of luxury hot chocolate, sugar sticks and freeze dried coffees along with Cornwall’s finest tagged and enveloped teas, completes the Cornwall themed range of fantastic quality products. We can even free loan you, ‘Welcome to Cornwall’ oak trays or oak boxes for your rooms, specifically made for your requirements.

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s s e l e m i T ELEGANCE Patek Philippe’s Twenty~4® Automatic is the perfect accompaniment to daily life for discerning style-conscious women.


wenty years after the debut of the ‘Twenty~4®’ watch that became a paragon of timeless feminine elegance, the Genevan manufacturer has fulfilled a wish expressed by many discerning and stylish women with the Patek Philippe Ladies’ Twenty~4® Automatic, a feminine watch with a self-winding mechanical movement. In 1999, Patek Philippe responded to the expectations of a young, dynamic generation with the very feminine Twenty~4®, to resounding success. Its unusual name re ects the fact that it is a perfect companion for any time of day or night, proposed in diamond-set rose gold or stainless steel versions, and endowed with a quartz movement. With the launch of the Twenty~4® Automatic, a series of self-winding mechanical ladies’ watches featuring a round case and the calibre 3234 S C selfwinding movement now complete the existing range. Patek Philippe is reinforcing its position in the growing segment of mechanical ladies’ watches with the launch of the Twenty~4® Automatic, a timepiece for modern, self-confident women who are decision makers and who pursue active lifestyles. With its sleek elegance, it is a watch for any time of day, complementing every facet of daily life. It perfectly matches

the entire spectrum of a lady’s wardrobe, from outdoor outfits to evening gowns. The watch focuses on the woman who consummately handles latest-generation technology but prefers a timeless, mechanical timepiece on her wrist, one that represents a grand tradition of quality and the lasting value of an artistically crafted masterpiece. The Twenty~4® Automatic adopts the aesthetic appeal of the rectangular Twenty~4®, with an exclusive bracelet featuring gently cambered central links framed by delicate two-tier outside links. The self-winding version stands out with a completely new round case – featuring prominent yet subtle contours. The dials are readily legible too, with applied Arabic numerals in gold as well as baton hands with rounded ends and luminous coatings. With its artisan-crafted self-winding mechanical movement and timeless design, in short, the Twenty~4® Automatic has everything it takes to keep up with the busy lifestyles of style-conscious, self-confident women.


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l u f t h g i del Everything you need for the perfect Christmas – away from the maddening crowd!


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ABOVE Fun and quirky ideas for decorating your home this Christmas ABOVE Discover natural looking trees, supplied by Everlands

MAIN Beautiful decorations for your new Everlands tree


reparations are underway at Just Delights as Marvin and the team work around the clock to deliver yet another breathtaking Christmas display! Indeed, loyal customers of this Penryn boutique will know just how ‘wow’-worthy the display usually is, and this year’s is by no means an exception! If you’re hoping to get some festive inspiration for your home but want to avoid the Christmas crowds, why not escape the chaos with a trip to Just Delights and submerge yourselves into the team’s new Christmas Underwater Wonderland? Here you’ll find a wonderful selection of baubles and decorations, in colour palates ranging from oceanic blues to fairytale pinks, not forgetting Just Delights’ favourite Scandi reds. You can also discover the team’s natural looking trees, supplied by Everlands. Inspired by the evergreens from around the world, such as the Nordmann Fir and the Grandis Fir, they are the perfect complement to your treasured Christmas decorations. With ‘real needle’ technology and a 12-year guarantee, these are some of the finest artificial trees on the market – the perfect, mess-free alternative for those who’re still picking last year’s needles out of the carpet! So what else can you expect from a trip to Just Delights this Christmas? With longer evenings and darker mornings, at this time of year, you can never have too many lights, and how better to light up your life than a detour into the team’s Light Room, boasting an assortment of solutions, perfect for your home and garden.

Last, but by no means least, it wouldn’t be Christmas without gifts. Luckily, this Penryn emporium is brimming with wonderful gift ideas for the whole family. There’s also a beautiful selection of wrapping paper, ribbons and bows in Just Delights’ Stationery Corner. After all, Christmas gifts are only really festive if they’re beautifully wrapped! Open weekdays from 9.30am until 5.30pm, and on Sundays from 12pm until 4pm (with extended opening hours during December), if you’re hoping to avoid the Christmas crowds whilst finding killer gift inspiration and ideas for your home and festive décor, find ust elights on Commercial oad in Penryn, near Falmouth.


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DISCOVER MORE On big family days like Christmas Day, the devil is in the detail, which is why Just Delights offers a superb collection of table linen – perfect for feeding the masses!

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h c o o p your Treat your four-legged friend at Slickers Doghouse in Padstow.


ocated in the renowned coastal town of Padstow on Cornwall’s north coast, Slickers Doghouse provides your furry friend with the chance to indulge in some retail therapy too. There is a vast variety of doggy products available to pamper your favourite pup with everything from food, toys, bedding and more! For small dogs who can’t walk very far, puppies, and older dogs who need the weight off their paws every now and again, Slickers have a great solution to carry your pup: Slickers Dog Slings seamlessly blend quality with strength, style and comfort. The slings are available in two sizes: medium comfortably fits most dogs weighing up to kg, and large comfortably fits most dogs weighing up to 12kg. Slickers also stock dog life jackets so your pooch is always safe by the sea. The new design offers the same amount of otation and a custom fit, and is re ective for night safety, with a lead attachment point and a convenient grab handle. Slickers’ collection of dog coats cater for all seasons and activities, from smart and snug wax and tweed jackets for the colder months

to hardcore Element jackets for trekking activities; cool coats to keep your dog cool and safe in all heat conditions and a warm snuggly drying coat when they’re cold and wet. So whatever the weather, you know your pooch will be prepared to brave it all. Once you’ve stocked up on doggie treats, head to the coast and put your merchandise through its paces. There are some great walks nearby, whether you choose to stroll around the headland by the Camel Estuary or head further afield to one of the renowned ‘Seven Bays’ to take in the rugged beauty of this stretch of coastline. Not to mention that the majority of the bays' beaches are dog friendly all year round, so your pup can enjoy getting their paws sandy whenever they want! Wherever you choose to explore, fitting in a visit to Slickers for some retail therapy that you and your pooch will both enjoy is well worth it.


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wonderland Embrace the Christmas spirit this year with a visit to Penzance.


eaturing a wide selection of festive entertainment and activities, from a living snow globe and lantern parades to a Christmas market and live music, there are plenty of fun things to do in Penzance in the run up to Christmas. For the past few festive seasons the town has focussed more and more on capturing the fun of Christmas and with a town centre that boasts an enviable amount of independent shops, cafés and restaurants, it’s easy to see why Penzance is such a great place to find presents and soak up the festive atmosphere. So, what’s happening this year?

Throughout November, in the build-up to the Humphry Davy Lantern Parade on 14th December, PZ Exchange will be hosting a series of artist-led workshops. Taking place on Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th and 24th, from 1pm to 4pm, everybody is welcome to take part and make their own willow lantern. Entry is free and all materials are provided, but please be sure to book your place at Eventbrite! On Saturday 30th November, from 2pm to pm, you’ll find street entertainers alongside a living snow globe, plus a huge Christmas market, choirs and bands. Penzance Exchange will also host its Makers Market and then at 5.30pm,


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 ABOVE Penzance really comes to life over the Christmas period

MAIN The view across Mount’s Bay on a clear winter’s evening

it’s time for the Christmas Lights Switch On – make sure you arrive early enough to see everything and enjoy the show! On Saturday 14th December from 4.30pm, it’s time for the Humphry Davy Lantern Parade, celebrating the world-famous Cornish scientist and inventor of the miner’s safety ‘Davy’ lamp. Throughout the day you can enjoy the Christmas market, tucking into festive treats and perusing artisan crafts. The markets are open from 2pm until 6pm, and families can meet Father Christmas in his Grotto. Expect plenty of live music and entertainment throughout the town, plus a large Christmas market with up to 45 stalls along Market Jew Street with Christmas treats, artisan crafts and festoon lighting creating a wonderful atmosphere. Did you know that this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table? To celebrate this and Penzance’s famous patron, Humphry Davy, on 14th December there will also be mad science events taking place across the town, with experiments and games from the wonderful world of science – perfect for getting heads old and new working. Later on, head along the coast and catch the lights being turned on at Mousehole to complete the day! Next up, on Saturday 21st December, is Montol Festival. Celebrating the mid-winter solstice, if you’ve never experienced the spectacle that is Montol, it’s definitely one to etch into your diary. Masked revellers line the streets to enjoy and take part in processions of dance, music and fire.

Parades are held throughout the town from 4pm until late, accompanied by a Christmas market, revelry and mayhem! Finally, for those yet to tick off their Christmas lists and hoping to squeeze in some last-minute shopping before the big day, on Sunday 22nd December you can make the most of Penzance’s diverse range of independent shops, cafés and bars, soaking up the entertainment across the town and easing into the festive mood. Throughout the whole of December families can follow the Christmas Window Trail. With a theme this year of ‘Winter Wonderland’, we’re expecting to see some exceptional window displays this year from Penzance’s independent shops and establishments! You can vote for your favourite window in the shop and school categories and be in with a chance to win £100! The winning school gets a £250 prize and gets to have the winner’s shield for a year – a real bonus for any local school. If you’ve yet to fill your festive diary, Penzance has a superb line-up of events that are sure to get you and yours into the Cornish Christmas spirit, so be sure to pencil in a visit.

DISCOVER MORE Meet Father Christmas in his grotto from 11am to 4pm on 14th, 15th and 21st December

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Lychgate Cottage accommodates four people comfortably in two bedrooms one double room and one twin room, a sofa bed in the front room is available for an extra two, ideal for children.

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Lychgate cottage is a grade two listed, traditional 400 year old cob Cornish cottage. A Typical two up and two down cottage attached to the historical Old Albion Inn that was formerly a tearoom in its day. Located just a 10 minutes walk from the best British beach, awarded by the BBC in 2013. Crantock beach lies on the river Gannel Estuary and is a beautiful expanse of golden beach and great for surfing.

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

Top foodie tips from The Harbour

Fish and Grill

gossip JAKS Truro has Christmas all wrapped up The festive season will soon be upon us, so for a very special Christmas party, lunch or dinner be it with the o ce, friends or family – why not head to JAKS at 10 Castle Road, Truro? You’ll be sure to receive the warmest of welcomes from the team this Christmas, with pre-drinks in the bar followed by your choice from the sumptuous Christmas menu. Making your visit one to remember, JAKS also has a wonderful concept store on site, offering beautiful gifts, candles and

Here are some great tips on cooking seafood from Harbour Fish and Grill Executive Head Chef and owner, Aaron Janes, he tells us: “The fresher the better – make sure to go for locally, responsibly sourced and seasonal fish wherever possible. Season with simple citrus avours a few minutes before cooking and then cook in a salt and butter mix. Keep the fish on the bone for maximum avour and cook off crab and lobster shells for a rich stock. When serving, a nicely chilled sparkling wine or champagne are the perfect accompaniment!” So, head to your local fishmongers and pick up the daily catch ready to prepare a mouth-watering dinner, or treat yourself to a meal prepared by Aaron himself at the Harbour Fish and Grill in Newquay. For more information call 01637 873040 or isit www.theh o fish

jewellery – simply pop in while you’re there and pick out some fabulous stocking fillers. To get you in the mood for a festive feast, be sure to head to JAKS’ Facebook page and check out the Christmas menu. Then, to book a table or to discuss your Christmas party in the restaurant, simply give the team a call! For more information call 01872 213709 or visit jaks-truro

ARCHIE BROWNS – a hub for health Health and consumer ethics have been in vogue for the last few years but at Archie Browns the team has been championing sustainable lifestyle options since 1991. If you want to enjoy the festive season while treading lighter on Earth, Archie Browns is the place to be. Whether you’re after a wholesome freshly cooked meal while shopping in Truro, the supplies for a vegan/gluten-free Christmas menu, plastic-free/zero-waste gift choices or wellbeing advice, you can get it all and more at the café and shop. In the period leading up to Christmas, Archie Browns will be offering themed evening menus, late-night shopping and Sunday Christmas brunch. Don’t miss out.

For more information visit or archiebrownstruro

Perfect Christmas fare The traditional Christmas lunch is held in high esteem by many foodies, but locally sourced ingredients are key. Boscastle Farm Shop provides all the vital components you will need to create the perfect Christmas feast with produce from their fields and their award winning meat. Or, enjoy a Farmshop Christmas Roast – available on selected days in December. You can sample some of their homemade festive fare, with offerings of

mince pies, Christmas cake and mulled wine at Boscastle Farm Shop’s ‘Christmas Taster & 10% Discount’ evening on 21st November. If you really want to indulge in the spirit of Christmas, why not pop along to an evening of Christmas carols on 5th December, and enjoy a hot roast turkey bap, lovingly filled with sage and onion stu ng, followed by home cooked Christmas pudding. Perfect.

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ALL THE trimmings The latest festive foodie updates to help you prepare for the perfect Cornish Christmas.

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Christmas party?

Discover smokehouse flavours at Rebellion Rebellion Roasthouse and Moonshine bar in Newquay presents a menu inspired by the era of prohibition in America.

n oy a pre-Christmas party at The Smugglers Den for groups of any size on the evenings of Friday 1 th and 20th ecember, Saturday 1 th and 21st ecember, and at lunchtime or in the evening on Sunday 1 th and 22nd ecember. The Christmas menu is available on other days throughout December, for a minimum of ten adults per booking. For those itching to get into the Christmas spirit, the Smugglers en Christmas menu will not disappoint, offering all the festive favourites and making for an unforgettable Christmas celebration, be that with friends, family or colleagues. The inn will also be serving lunch on Christmas Day. All Christmas meals are by booking only, so be sure to get yours in soon as it’s sure to be popular! This 1 th century thatched inn has developed an enviable reputation for food, quality ales and a wide range of wines from around the world, too. In short, if you’re hoping to book a proper Cornish Christmas party, look no further than the Smugglers en Inn. For more information call 01637 830209 or visit

Providing a daring marriage of smokehouse avours with a potent mixture of Cornish Moonshine, the menu isn’t about saving you calories; it’s about giving you the best possible time by serving you mouth-watering food packed full of avour. From the Hog oast Stack with tender chunks of pork, streaky bacon and attler apple sauce to Slow oast risket and Fillet Steak, you’re sure to leave utterly satisfied.

If you prefer a taste of the sea, we recommend the statement Rebellion Chowder, and for veggies, there’s a juicy vegan burger and a halloumi, mushroom and red pepper stack. We’ll see you there! For more information call 01637 878334 or visit

Festive feasts at The Lemon Arms

Over the festive period the Lemon Arms pulls out all the stops, offering a mouthwatering Christmas Party menu with a tantalising selection of dishes. Having had a scan over the menu, our choice would be the home cured Tarquin’s Cornish gin and cucumber salmon with soda bread to start; the mushroom, cranberry and brie wellington with roast potatoes, swede, carrot mash, peas and onion gravy as a main, followed by the Christmas pudding with brandy butter and custard to finish. There are also some great meat dishes including slow roast pork belly with mustard mash, peas and onion gravy. Available from 20th November until


2 th ecember, three courses are 20.9 and two courses are 1 .9 , so make sure to book your Christmas party or family gathering at the Lemon Arms for a delectable Christmas selection. For more information call 01326 373666 or visit

Celebrate Christmas with a difference This party season, celebrate in style with a an event to remember at ick Stein’s Cookery School. From a leisurely lunch to a hands-on evening of creating your own festive dishes, or even a private dining event, the cookery school team will ensure that your Christmas festivities are extra special. The cookery school can cater for groups of 8 to 35 and you’ll enjoy exclusive use of the venue. If you’re a budding chef, then why not get together with a group of family, friends or colleagues and cook your own dinner party? After watching two

cookery demonstrations, you’ll prepare your own starter and main course before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labour, followed by a delicious dessert prepared for you by the chefs. If you’re a larger group, looking for a more casual festive foodie experience, then a cookery school party buffet will get you in the Christmas spirit, all served from the ‘en-famille’ dining table overlooking the Camel Estuary. For more information call 01841 532700 or visit

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Nestled above a secluded cove on the most southerly tip of mainland Britain, Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant occupies a truly unique location – the perfect place to escape and unwind.  ABOVE This fabulous hotel on the Lizard combines location with award-winning cuisine


econnect with nature, walk the coast path and fill your lungs with fresh sea air. Given that you’ll likely spend most of your Housel ay stay out exploring, it’s good to know that Head Chef, oseph Fallowfield’s eponymously named restaurant champions the best local, seasonal produce, using it to build a menu that has one simple aim to impress you from start to finish. After only weeks of opening, Fallowfield’s began winning awards and upon tucking into your first course, oseph and the team’s ambition uickly becomes clear. ach guest is gifted individual miniature seeded loaves, laced with seaweed and served with a whipped dulce butter. Offering a choice of la carte or a signature tasting menu, the kitchen reinvigorates classic combinations to surprise and delight, a great example being their chocolate, peanut and caramel tart, served with yoghurt sorbet. The menus are guided by the seasons and what’s available from around the Lizard peninsula. As autumn comes to an end, for instance, guests will see the last of the Cadgwith lobsters, replacing them with handdived scallops from Falmouth ay. The result is a menu that perfectly balances regionality and indulgence, placing a keen focus on avour. oseph modestly explains We try to keep things simple here. We source incredible ingredients and try to do them ustice. Instead of reinventing the wheel, we ust give it a

massive polish. Unadulterated, I like to think. escribed by the AA as ‘impressive’ with ‘much to admire’, the food is simply something you cannot wait to eat. The dishes are confidently refined with surprising elegance from a rising star of the Cornish food scene. Combine with that the comfort of Housel ay’s traditional rooms, plus the most spectacular sea and country views, and it makes the ’s most southerly hotel a perfect option for your Cornish winter break. Speaking of winter getaways, if you’ve been contemplating spending your 2019 Christmas in Cornwall, you may be interested to know more about Housel ay’s festive packages. With three and four-night escapes to choose from, you can en oy crisp wintry walks along the South West Coast ath before returning to open log fires and festive feasts. Christmas Lunch promises a heady mix of options, including etallack dry aged sirloin served with crispy roast potatoes and seasonal veg, and a dark chocolate, espresso and hazelnut tart with yoghurt ice-cream for dessert.

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DISCOVER MORE Why not see in the New Year at the Housel Hootenanny – an evening of culinary delights, toasting, exceptional music and fireworks over Housel Bay. Experience a six-course tasting menu, showcasing local produce and unique Cornish flavours.

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SENSATIONALLY For a proper taste of seasonal Cornwall, Edie’s Kitchen is a definite must-visit this autumn and in the run up to Christmas.

 ABOVE Pop in to see what treats Nigel, Kelly and the team have to offer this autumn


ere at Cornwall Living we’re what you might call fanatical about food, and one of our favourite past times has to be discovering the incredible array of restaurants that make our county the prominent foodie destination it has, without question, become. A prime example has to be Edie’s Kitchen – run by acclaimed chef Nigel Brown and his wife Kelly. With family values, good food and impeccable service at its heart, having met up with them this time last year to discover the delectable treats their menu has to offer, we were in no way surprised to learn that this year, they’ve been nominated as finalists in the Cornwall Tourism Awards! Located just a short stroll from the shore at Carlyon ay, die’s itchen is a great spot for fine seasonal dining. Whether you’re stopping by for dinner, or out and about and popping in for brunch (served Wednesday to Saturday, 10am until 2.30pm), you’ll be spoiled for choice. Having grown up in Cornwall, Nigel tells us, “I’m fully aware of the incredible produce that we have available to us and I’m committed to using the freshest, local ingredients in their most avoursome combinations. ut it’s not ust the food as we said before, impeccable service lies at the very heart of what makes Edie’s Kitchen so special, and guests here can always expect a warm welcome.

With Christmas ust around the corner, we’re eager to find out more about what Nigel, Kelly and the team have to offer those getting into the festive spirit. They show us to their new Christmas menu, which, they tell us, will be available from Friday 22nd November. Full of festive favourites, with more than a dose of Cornish avour courtesy of Nigel and his innate foodie are, you can choose from pumpkin soup, Cornish crab cakes, chicken liver parfait or twice-baked smoked Applewood sou to start, before tucking into a main of roast turkey, pan fried hake, camembert, fig, red onion and walnut tart, or beef bourguignon. If you do have room for afters, we won’t envy you having to choose between dark chocolate brownie, sticky toffee pudding, passionfruit and blueberry parfait, and mandarin meringue posset! Starting at just £23.95 for two courses, or £27.95 for three, if you’re thinking of planning a Christmas get together with friends or family, why not book yourselves a table at Edie’s Kitchen?

Located just a short stroll from the shore at Carlyon Bay, Edie’s Kitchen is a great spot for fine seasonal dining


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With its gorgeous Laura Ashley The Tea Room, The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate is the perfect place to unwind.


et within rolling countryside, The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate is located just outside the coastal town of St Austell. With a beautiful main building and a selection of stunning self-catering lodges, you can choose between the ultimate indulgence of a hotel room or a space to call your own. In May this year the hotel launched the first and only Laura Ashley The Tea oom in Cornwall, and it’s safe to say it’s been a resounding success. The tea room is beautifully designed with Laura Ashley fabrics and wallpaper and is light, open and spacious. You can’t help but feel elegant and sophisticated, and if you want to indulge in the ultimate sophistication we recommend delving into the culinary delights of the Laura Ashley Afternoon Tea. Plus, from now until 23rd December the tea room will be providing a special offer where two people can enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea for just £40. During the festive season, these afternoon teas make a great alternative to the typical party nights and will feature a festive twist on the selections of sandwiches and sweet treats. Then, after your delicious afternoon tea, why not head to The Clearing Spa for a rejuvenating spa treatment? Set to the backdrop of 43 acres of natural parkland in

St Austell there are a range of treatments available as well as use of the heated infinity pool with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Not to mention the aroma steam room which uses blended essential oils to promote mood and health, a dry sauna, drench showers, a relaxation room and a fitness suite. It’s a special time of year at The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate. Take crisp morning walks in the grounds, discovering frosted cobwebs and ice crystals as you go, then head inside and cosy-up by the fire in the bar with your favourite beverage to hand. If this sounds like your idea of bliss then make sure to escape to The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate and enjoy everything it has to offer, from the lush grounds to the tearoom and the indulgent spa.


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 INSET Delectable afternoon tea treats

BELOW Enjoy the beautiful interior of Laura Ashley The Tea Room

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BELOW Luxury Christmas pudding, a classic Baker Tom recipe

ou know Christmas has arrived at Baker Tom’s bakery when you can smell the sweet scent of buttery pastry, of spicy cinnamon and cloves, intertwined with the unmistakable aroma of freshly baked bread. This year Tom has embraced the simple avours we love about Christmas in a selection of his classic speciality loaves. Baker Tom’s is excited to introduce its Christmas Sourdough which has been in uenced by the savoury avours of traditional stu ng - sage, onion and chestnuts, carefully folded into the popular sourdough mix. Also new this year, a delicious Focaccia with creamy Cornish camembert and tangy cranberries, a new twist on the classic that’s ideal for tearing and sharing at Christmas parties. For those with a sweeter tooth, Baker Tom’s deliciously uffy, marbled brioche with rich cocoa and creamy yogurt will be the perfect loaf for Christmas Day breakfast – a hit with adults and children alike. This year, Baker Tom’s Christmas favourites – mince pies topped with a Christmas shortbread star and luxury Christmas puddings oozing with brandy-soaked currants – are steamed and boxed for gifting. Not forgetting Tom’s twist on a classic stollen:

Christmas at Baker Tom’s brightens the drizzle of winter, bringing the excitement of new flavours mixed with tradition.

a cinnamon spiced sourdough with plump juicy fruits and a generous marzipan centre, finished with a dusting of sugar. The Christmas range will be available from early November, as Tom says: “For us at Baker Tom’s the Christmas season starts early, why wait for the big day... embrace the season and enjoy the many indulgences and rituals that Christmas has to offer as soon as possible.” Baker Tom’s Christmas range is available from Baker Tom shops in Falmouth, Penzance, St Austell, Wadebridge and at the Bakery in Pool, as well as independent retailers across Cornwall and Devon. And if you’re looking for a relaxed Christmas brunch or lunch, why not pop into the Baker Tom bakery café in Pool, serving all day brunch, barista coffees and Christmas lunch specials throughout the whole of the festive season.

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made in heaven

We discover what makes restaurant Rastella the hottest culinary ticket in Falmouth.

 ABOVE Rastella is very much a chic, standalone restaurant

TOP What grows together, goes together


ornish food and drink is some of the best in the country. “We’d be crazy not to take advantage of that,” explains Merchant Manor Proprietor, Nick Rudlin, “which is why we produce nature inspired food that ticks all the boxes.” Rastella is the highest rated dining experience in Falmouth. From locally-foraged greens, butchers and garden markets, to the love Chef Patron Hylton Espey puts into every dish, there is one mantra in the Rastella kitchen: “What grows together, goes together.” This makes every breakfast, lunch and dinner here a journey around Cornwall. We’d heard many good things about Rastella, the restaurant at Merchants Manor in Falmouth, not least of which is it has recently been awarded the highly coveted third AA Rosette – one of only four restaurants in Cornwall to boast this accolade. Chef Patron, Hylton Espey was born and raised in South Africa and it was Merchants Manor’s devotion to using the finest, fresh, local ingredients as well as a love of the sea that drew him to Falmouth and Rastella, and it’s fair to say that it’s proven to be a match made in heaven. On arrival you can’t fail to be bowled over by the grandeur of the building – the ivy-clad doorway heralds an opulent interior where

sparkling chandeliers light up the traditional entrance hall. When it comes to style and ambiance – the bar and dining room rival the very finest of London restaurants. The tables are adorned with crisp linen and the cutlery shimmers in the evening light as you sit down to your table. Dishes are served with the utmost finesse with perfectly balanced avours that will leave you utterly satisfied and you would be forgiven for thinking that they’re works of art rather than food! Although part of the hotel, Rastella feels very much like a standalone restaurant, and has a chic and stylish identity of its own. The service is unobtrusive, yet impeccable and the wine choice is a triumph. The dining experience is perfect for any special occasion or celebratory dinner and makes for an incredibly relaxing evening.

DISCOVER MORE Rastella is open seven days a week for lunches and dinner.


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Greatest grills Welcome...

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to our signature dish-of-the-month competition – voted for by you!

Here’s how it works Once you’ve settled on your favourite dish below, simply visit our online competitions page and cast your vote. The winning dish will be announced in our next

issue, and once the results are in, one lucky voter will be drawn to win two meals for two – one from each of the restaurants below. Voting closes on 21st November,, so be sure to cast yours soon!

Cornish Primrose Herd Ribs





Grilled Loin of Hake

The Marazion Hotel and Cutty Sark Restaurant

Harbour Fish and Grill

Nothing says autumnal comfort food quite like slow roasted, homemade, smoky barbeque ribs – a mouthwatering favourite that promises to help you harness the seasonal change. Head Chef, Keith Palmer showcases the locally sourced, organic Primrose Herd, rare-breed ribs – roasted low and slow, basted with a homemade smoky barbeque sauce and then chargrilled. Served with homemade red coleslaw, gluten free, rustic skin-on chips, chargrilled corn on the cob and gluten free homemade onion rings.

Locally caught and supremely meaty, hake is a superb alternative to cod. Brushed simply with butter, it’s also perfect for grilling! Here, the Harbour Fish and Grill team serve it with a mussel, caviar and potato veloute, leek mash and samphire, topping it with a refreshing crab and fennel slaw. Aside from salt and pepper, we’re told that the only seasoning needed comes from rosemary and lemon; aside from that, each element of this seriously tempting plateful works to complement the next.

The wider menu is packed full of gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options, delighting gastronomes everywhere.

A great all-year round dish, it’s fair to say this is a strong contender for Cornwall’s greatest grill!




And the winner is… Last month, the theme for Cornwall Living’s ultimate dish was ‘autumn’. The dishes in the running were: Halibut on Samphire at Marazion Hotel and Cutty Sark Restaurant; the seriously tempting Seafood Chowder at Rebellion Roasthouse & Moonshine Bar; Pollock with crab sauce, potatoes and chard from Dan’s Cornish Kitchen; and Housel Bay Hotel’s Wild Mushroom Crumpet. Voted for by you, this really was a close contest – so close, in fact, that there were only three votes separating first and second place!

Onto the results and we’re delighted to announce that the winner of Cornwall Living’s first ltimate ish award is… Housel Bay Hotel! Of his Wild Mushroom Crumpet, Head Chef oseph Fallowfield told us Their gentle sweetness works perfectly with a fresh and uffy crumpet. Add a knob of Cornish butter, freshly chopped parsley and a touch of garlic and you’re in for a treat.” Our readers certainly thought so! To those who voted, as promised, we will be contacting one lucky reader with the fantastic prize of a meal for two at each of the four aforementioned restaurants. So, if you were one of those who voted for autumn’s ultimate dish, be sure to check your emails, because it could well be you!



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Roaring fires, foodie treats and home comforts make Mount Haven Hotel & Restaurant the perfect festive escape.

 ABOVE Mount Haven Hotel has your Christmas wrapped up


erched above Marazion, overlooking Mount's Bay and the iconic St Michael's Mount, Mount Haven has Christmas in west Cornwall wrapped up for you this year. Offering magical stays, festive lunches, Christmassy drinks and creative wreath making workshops. For a truly special get together with loved ones, friends or colleagues, celebrate with a festive lunch at the Mount Haven restaurant, where Head Chef, Ross Sloan will prepare each dish using only the finest local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients that Cornwall has to offer, showcasing a traditional roast with the option of fresh fish and vegetarian dishes. Book a table for 12 or more and receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco to share with your friends! Cornwall really does shine at this time of year; villages and harbours come alive at night and fairy lights twinkle on the water. Visit Mousehole and its alluring Christmas illuminations, only a short drive around the bay, or enjoy a coastal walk before returning to the warmth of Mount Haven at the end of a busy day exploring the wonders of west Cornwall. On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December, gather round a warming log burner with a

glass of fizz and some festive nibbles as Alice, from uby Alice esigns, helps you create your own, unique Christmas wreath. Using locally sourced sustainable materials, the wreath will embody the spirit of our wild Cornish landscape at this time of year. For those of you thinking about getting away for Christmas, Mount Haven's three-night festive breaks start at just £390 per person and include breakfast and dinner each day, plus a host of festive foodie treats to sate that hearty Christmas appetite. In short, if you’re in search of some winter warmth this Christmas, look no further than the Mount Haven Hotel to celebrate in comfort and style.


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DISCOVER MORE The Christmas wreath masterclass will take place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December. See the website for more details.

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ABOVE  Capitalise on Cornwall's growing staycation market


omeAway's worldwide holiday rental marketplace can maximise the potential income of your second home, but don't just take our word for it. We caught up with existing property partner, Sally Smither Harvey, to ask her a few questions about her own HomeAway experience. Where are your properties located? I have two traditional cottages in Cornwall, in a little fishing village called Charlestown. How long have you had your properties? I have owned both properties since 2010, so a little less than nine years, and both were bought as investments. Renting through HomeAway, and having guests come to stay in our properties, has given us some extra income to put towards the mortgage and the bills. Where do your guests come from? My guests come from all over the UK, but I have recently seen an in ux of German, Dutch and Swiss guests. I think the rise in interest from European guests is mainly

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We hear first-hand the benefits of letting your property through HomeAway, from property partner, Sally Smither Harvey.

due to the 'Poldark effect' as well as other programmes filmed around the Cornish coast. I have also had guests from as far afield as the Middle ast and North America. What do you like about HomeAway? HomeAway gives me at least 96% of my bookings so being with them has been very, very beneficial. I m a remier artner, which means I have someone I can call whenever I need to, making the whole process very easy. If I do have a problem there's always a friendly person on the end of the phone, which is why it's been a great experience for me.


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COASTAL ESCAPES Joshua Billington


Beautiful stays in Porthleven, Lerryn and Tregonetha.

Customs House Loft, Porthleven Nestled by the harbour in Porthleven and housed in a Grade II listed building that dates back to the 1840s, the Customs House Loft sleeps four in bright and spacious luxury. The apartment has been carefully decorated with marine-inspired tones, complementing its coastal locale, and you’ll quickly realise that for hosts John and Louise, it’s all about the detail. Each of the two bedrooms is an oasis of calm, with White Company towels and bedding and an Atlantic blanket carefully folded on each bed. For those staying with their furry friend, dogs are given their very own basket of blankets to help them feel at home, while human guests are greeted with a freshly baked cream tea, courtesy of owner and charming host, Louise. Into the vast living and dining area and you’ll quickly notice two comfortable chairs, set before a beautiful triptych of windows that frame the gorgeous harbour views. There are even binoculars provided, equally ideal for dolphin spotting and storm watching! The village itself is a fantastic base from which to explore, boasting an excellent selection of restaurants and cafés. For beach days, Porthleven’s sandy beach lies just moments from your door, perfect for buckets and spades, and dog friendly on its eastern side all year round.

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| STAY Roselyn Cottage, Lerryn Sleeping up to six across three comfortable bedrooms, Roselyn Cottage lies in the heart of the magical village of Lerryn on the beautiful Fowey river. Inside, you’ll find a beautiful handcrafted kitchen and open-plan living area, perfect for those hoping to make the most of the self-catering side of their stay, while a woodburner in the sitting area is just the ticket for getting cosy during the colder months. It’s outside, however, that this property really comes into its own the gorgeous, wood-fired Finnish hot tub a tempting prospect on those crisp, clear winter evenings. Roselyn Cottage welcomes up to two wellbehaved dogs, and the local area is a dog walker’s paradise, offering up walks aplenty alongside the river Lerryn and through the area’s abundant rolling countryside. The village is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque in south Cornwall too, its essence lying in ‘messing about on the river’. Sound good? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear that guests at Roselyn have access to two sit-on kayaks, complete with buoyancy aids, meaning you can make the most of the waterways that make Lerryn such an idyllic location for an escape.

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Beautifully styled down to the last detail

Old Barn, Tregonetha With its unique and contemporary eco-friendly design and peaceful location not far from the bustling fishing port of adstow, this is a stylish self-catering barn conversion that’s proving extremely popular with guests looking for character and luxury in every detail. Outside, Old Barn offers enclosed lawned gardens, barbeque facilities and ample parking, plus a charging port for electric cars! Inside, the spacious living room, with its high vaulted ceiling, offers plenty of space to relax, with the added bonus of a woodburner, perfect for those cooler evenings spent snuggling on the sofa. Three luxurious bedrooms complete the accommodation, with the master on the first oor enjoying its own en suite with a deep slipper bathtub. nder oor heating runs throughout, helping to keep things cosy. Indeed, there’s a distinct ‘house in the country’ feel about the property, thanks to the original and exposed features dotted throughout, as well as the traditional Aga stove in the kitchen. All of this, on top of the fact that it actually is a house in the country just 20 minutes from Padstow – arguably Cornwall’s premier foodie destination – makes Old Barn, Tregonetha the perfect stay for anybody hoping to make the most of their visit to north Cornwall.

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INSET Every visit and donation contributes to the seals' much needed care


he Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a charity that rescues and rehabilitates grey seal pups from around the Cornish coastline. Rehabilitating more than 70 pups every season, all with varying needs, ranging from malnourishment to being separated from their mum. The sanctuary also provides a permanent home to animals requiring special care from their team of marine wildlife experts. Visiting the sanctuary, you can experience wonderful marine animals up close and learn about their individual stories, and with autumn now turning to winter, you may even encounter the occasional seal pup on your local Cornish beach. The marine experts at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary offer some helpful tips on what to do, should you find one. Firstly, keep your distance. If the pup has a uffy white coat, it still needs its mother and chances are, mum is watching from the water. She will only return to feed her pup when she feels it’s safe to do so. Secondly, do not touch the pup or try to put it back into the water – this is a wild animal with sharp teeth after all and a mother may reject her

Rescuing and providing expert care for sick, injured or distressed seals and other marine animals. pup if she can smell humans. However, the sanctuary experts do encourage you to observe these beautiful creatures and to take note to see if the pup is alone, emaciated, injured or looking unwell. Noisy breathing, coughing or a runny nose are all indicators of illness. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary forms part of the SEA LIFE Trust charity and their vital work would not be possible without the support of the public. Rehabilitation will cost, on average, around £2,000, without even taking into consideration any special care it may need. Take Ted, for instance, who came to the sanctuary with a broken jaw requiring surgery, or Harry, who was so entangled in netting that his wounds were deemed life threatening. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary who offer such amazing rehabilitation and medical care are extremely grateful for each visiting guest and every donation received, allowing them to provide much-needed care for the resident animals.

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A stitch IN TIME

With a deep connection to Falmouth, sisters Sandra Wakefield and Jane Abraham realised a long-shared ambition this year, opening their very own knitting and sewing shop – Stitches and Cream.  MAIN All your knitting and sewing needs covered

RIGHT Stitches and Cream is the only UK company to sell SeaSalt fabric!

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that Stitches and Cream work in collaboration with SeaSalt? In fact, it is the only company in the UK to sell SeaSalt fabric on the bolt. Available now, in-store and online!


ane and Sandra always wanted to open their own sewing and knitting shop, Sandra tells us, “mainly because it’s both of our hobbies.” Sandra only recently moved back to Cornwall after years of working in London for a pharmaceutical company, and whilst she was happily planning on not working, the draw of Falmouth’s boutique shopping scene proved far too strong. “I was talking to Jane about our old ambition to open a shop here and she said ‘oh that’s really interesting, because I’ve bought a domain!’. We looked at each other and thought ‘we could do this.’” From that moment the idea spiralled and when a shop became available, Sandra continues, “we were headlong into it.” “Growing up we spent most of our summers in Falmouth. Our grandparents used to run Star and Garter pub for many years and our grandad was Tug Master of


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Falmouth." Jane also went to school there: "So for us, Falmouth was always home.” Driven by a passion for their shared hobby, they each felt that there was a need in the town for what they had to offer. Indeed, proving that hunch to be true, Jane tells us: “When we opened there was actually a queue!” “We’ve become something of a destination shop,” Sandra elaborates. “For instance, last week there was a lady who’d travelled from Wales, having insisted her husband brought her down just to come to the shop! There have been a number of customers like that,” she laughs, “many with very quiet husbands, sitting down on the sofa and patiently waiting.” So, for those of you who love knitting and sewing, why should you visit Stitches and Cream when you could easily source yarns and fabrics online? For starters, Sandra and Jane, wherever possible, source products from local, UK-based indie suppliers. “We don’t go for mass market or cheaper fabrics; we go for good, high-quality products. People spend a lot of time and effort making their clothes and we want them to have a good quality product at the end of it.” With regards to the yarns they stock, Sandra and Jane only source the most beautiful natural yarns from British sheep. And that's what sets the shop apart from any internet store – the experience. As Sandra puts it: “It’s about coming in and seeing and feeling what the fabrics and yarns are like.” ut that’s not all. While it is, first and foremost, a shop, the retail side only accounts for half of the business; between them, Sandra and Jane run regular sewing and knitting workshops, covering a range of

skills, from knitting and crochet, to modern embroidery and invisible mending. “We do these partly to teach new skills,” explains Jane, but it goes further than that. “We’re very passionate about mental health and helping those who feel really isolated, so we wanted to create a space where people felt they could just come in, have a chat and sit and do their projects, with no pressure to buy. We run family workshops as well, which are a great opportunity to just set life aside and focus on something that’s really creative.” Impressively, their work with the community doesn’t stop there. In fact, they are currently working in collaboration with the Fashion and Textile Department at Falmouth University, helping students in the development of fabrics and products and testing them in a commercial environment. Frankly, we don’t know how they find the time, especially considering that Jane still works as a Civil Servant in London, as well as being a Non-Executive Director for the Cornwall Partnership (NHS) Foundation Trust! With winter nearly upon us and Christmas looming, our conversation inevitably turns to the festive season and what Stitches and Cream have planned for the holidays ahead. “We have a range of workshops that are purely Christmas related,” Sandra tells us. These range from sewing your own Christmas decorations and advent calendars, to customising Christmas jumpers, sewing Christmas stockings, even making your own pyjamas! The pair will also be busy preparing a range of knitting and sewing packs and kits, as well as a broad selection of small pieces, gifts and quirky bits, many of which will only be available in store. With gift vouchers available too, it’s fair to say that if there’s a sewing lover yet to be ticked off of your Christmas list, then a visit to Stitches and Cream on Falmouth's Old High Street is an absolute must.

STITCHES AND CREAM 34 High St, Falmouth TR11 2AD 01326 218770.


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The perfect destination for unique gifts in Cornwall, head upstairs at The Old Foundry Chapel in Hayle and you'll find something for everyone, all under one roof!



The following are just a few of the subjects to be found at the Cornish Bookworm: Cornish mining industry and manufacture; family history and local history; arts and crafts; folklore fishing, smuggling and wrecks archaeology and architecture; Cornish scenes and photographs from times gone by; antiquarian and collectable books. Representing Cornwall’s rich heritage for one and all. Google 'Cornish Bookworm abebooks.' 07729 759315

Christmas baubles by Kim Potter If you’re looking for a unique item for a loved one, Kim’s creations mustn’t be missed. Inspired by Cornish seascapes and landscapes, Kim creates bespoke pieces on canvas, beachcombed driftwood and locally sourced marine artefacts, paddles, rudders – even surfboards! This season’s limitededition Christmas baubles are also proving very popular with orders from as far away as Germany and Australia.

H.D. FRAMING H.D. Framing is an established, family run business that has been trading for the last 50 years. Having produced frames for numerous exhibitions and galleries you know you’ll receive the expert touch. Whether it’s a holiday snap or a fine anti ue painting, the team will give it their utmost care and attention and are on hand to help advise on the best frame for you. 01736 752787

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NOSTALGIA The newest addition to The Old Foundry Chapel, ‘Nostalgia’ trades in antique and vintage furniture and small items of interest. Allowing you to reconnect with the past and discover items that will capture your heart with their historic beauty. Specialising in antique country furnishings as well as an eclectic mix of other items, there’s something to fascinate everyone – from intriguing chests to kitchenalia. 07425 157600

FOUNDRY GALLERY Foundry Gallery stocks an eclectic mix of antique ceramics, furniture, collectables and curios as well as a selection of vintage and pre-loved gold and silver jewellery. Even the BBC’s ‘Antiques Road Trip’ has paid a visit. So, if you're after an item that has stood the test of time, head to the Foundry Gallery!

REMEMBER THIS An Aladdin's cave of vintage tools, toys and ‘bits ‘n’ bobs’. ‘Remember this?’ is a phrase often stated by customers as they explore the vast array of items available. Whether you’re looking for a ‘Hot Wheels’ bat mobile, or a vintage block plane, chances are this unique vintage shop will have one. Specialists in items you never thought you’d see again. 07768 102534

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

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e c e i p t c e f r e p With creative and quirky gift ideas plus an excellent selection of fine local art, discover why you should visit the Customs House Gallery this winter.


Find gift inspiration in spades at Porthleven’s Customs House Gallery


ccupying a beautiful spot on Porthleven’s historic harbourside and showcasing a diverse collection of original work by established artists, the Customs House Gallery is the perfect place to visit if you’re still struggling to find gifts for those hard-to-buy-for loved ones. Indeed, inside you’ll find an array of uni ue, original gifts, starting from under £20 and suiting all tastes and budgets. Since its launch in 1995, this Porthleven gallery has become renowned for its exhibitions of work from some of the finest local artists. It was ac uired in 2012 by the current owners, John and Louise Winterton, who have only continued to develop this sterling reputation and today, more than 50 artists are represented here, with works ranging from original paintings, sculpture, ceramics and glasswork, to metalwork, woodwork, ewellery and textiles. Indeed, it’s not just a superb range of gift ideas you’ll find with a visit to the Customs House this winter. As the temperatures drop and we begin spending more time indoors, many of us start noticing ‘bare’ patches on our walls, patches that would be perfect for accommodating our favourite pieces of art. For many, however, cost can be an issue,

which is why the Customs House is proud to be a part of the Own Art Scheme, which makes original art affordable by spreading the cost over ten months with no interest to pay. And, as if all that wasn’t enough, ohn and Louise also offer a bespoke framing service, allowing you to display your beautiful new piece in all its glory. The gallery is open daily from 10. 0am to 5pm until Christmas, then six days a week until aster, closing on Mondays. Outside of these hours, you’ll be pleased to know that John and Louise have recently revamped their website, allowing you to order that piece of art you’ve been coveting at the click of a button! To find out more and to see everything it has to offer this festive period, take a trip to the uintessentially Cornish village of Porthleven and see for yourself the incredible array of work on display at the Customs House Gallery.

THE CUSTOMS HOUSE GALLERY Commercial Road, Porthleven TR13 9JD 01326 569365

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On Display Showcasing local artists and art galleries

1. THE COWHOUSE GALLERY Brooch by David Whitton

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


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.

4. CAITLIN MCLINTOCK Porthleven 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 Porthleven’s Christmas Market, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November.


Mounted John Dory by Stevie McCrindle Working from home, Stevie creates contemporary art quite literally fresh from the seas off Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Greatly inspired by the Japanese ‘Gyotaku’ fish printing techni ue, Stevie takes the impressions from nature and embellishes them with intricate designs. 07566 501 686 |


Surfboard Detail by Kim Potter Originally an apprentice at Royal Doulton, throughout Kim’s life she has been drawn to nature, to the sea and to Cornwall’s beautiful coastline. Kim’s art is inspired by the ethereal in uence of coastal landscapes and the constant brooding presence of the Atlantic ocean. Visit her studio to see the artist at work and view her paintings, furniture and pieces created from marine artefacts, beachcombed driftwood, sea glass and pebbles. Seagulls by Caitlin Mclintock



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Treasured Memories by Kirstyn Smith Working from her studio at home, Kirstyn Smith creates an incredible array of fused glass works, many of which can be found on her website. ou can find a selection of stunning pieces in a number of Cornish shops, or why not get in touch and discuss a commission? 07903 499785 fusedglassbykirstynsmith


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


As One by Mel Chambers Handcrafted locally in Cornwall, Alchemy Tiles is the only tile company that creates beautiful hand-carved tiles for those who want something bespoke and personal, lovingly creating a thing of beauty and inspiration to admire every day in a time of mass production.




Coastal inspired bangle by Sally Napier

Dive into the deep blue with this stunning bangle. Handcrafted in polished silver inspired by the ebbing ows of the tides and capturing the re ections and movement of the sea. You can purchase online of 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 |


Do You Remember by David Gray Standing on Porthleven’s harbourside, The Customs House Gallery showcases a diverse collection of work by some of Cornwall’s finest artists. The gallery is also a member of the Own Art Scheme, which makes buying original art affordable by spreading the cost over ten months with no interest to pay. For more information and details, including the gallery’s bespoke framing service, head to the website. COMMERCIAL ROAD, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9JD 01326 569365 |


Kenneggy Fantasy by Steve Slimm If you’ve been to the cliffs at Kenneggy during an evening, you’ll know the feeling Steve has encapsulated in this contemplative oil on panel (£2,004). View the original at his studio, along with other transcendent work that

breathes the Cornish atmosphere. Feel free to text or ring him to book an appointment. THE OLD FACTORY STUDIOS, NEAR PRAA SANDS CROSS ROADS TR20 9RA 07968 979367


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OF COLOUR With Christmas just around the corner, what better time to visit Charlestown and the Aladdin’s cave that is Atishoo Gallery?


ABOVE Top up your decorations box RIGHT Lampwork jewellery by Julie Fountain BELOW Candle holders by Iveta Goddard

ind Atishoo Gallery in the historic village of Charlestown, hidden away in a pretty courtyard opposite the old Charlestown Chapel. It’s well worth the short walk up the hill from the harbour to see the lovely and vibrant collection of original art, ceramics, glassware, jewellery and prints that are packed into this little gallery and giftshop. The gallery is run by artist couple, Liz Hackney and Paul Clark, who are passionate about supporting UK based artists, craftspeople and manufacturers. “There are so many incredibly talented artists and designers,” explains Liz, “many of whom are producing their work onto stationery and homewares, that we now have a fantastic collection of aprons, tea towels and melamine tableware, all made here in the UK.” ou’ll also find a beautiful selection of lampwork glass jewellery, made by award winning lampwork artist, Julie Fountain. Each bead is handmade in the ame, onto which tiny pieces of Murano glass are melted, before the addition of pure silver droplets to give the pieces an extra sparkle. Other artists at the gallery include Kit Johns. Based on the Lizard peninsula, Kit paints everything from large canvasses of the wild Atlantic, to tiny original paintings on offcuts of timber which sell for less than £10 each – ideal for starting your art collection on a budget! One addition to the gallery this year that has proven particularly popular is Louise Thorn’s wonderful range of ceramic boats. Between working at the Eden Project, Louise uses her spare time to make her quirky boats and seabirds, and if you look closely, you’ll see a little bird dropping from the cheeky seagull! Atishoo Gallery will be open six days a week in the run up to Charlestown’s special Christmas Market weekends, at the end of November and the first weekend of ecember, when the Christmas lights will also be switched on. You’ll also find lots of specialist market stalls selling their wares. These, in addition to Atishoo Gallery, make a trip to Charlestown just the ticket for anyone who is yet to start their Christmas shop.


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DISCOVER MORE For those unable to make it to the gallery, you’ll find almost everything in the gallery and giftshop available online, at the click of a button. For a small extra charge, your items can be posted anywhere on the UK mainland.

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YOUR LOOK Experts in helping individuals love the way they look, Aesthetic Solutions in Truro continues to grow its portfolio of treatments.


esthetic Solutions is a doctor-led aesthetic clinic in Truro that’s been around for more than 20 years. During that time Kerry and Simon, who own and run the clinic, have been helping thousands of people love how they look in the mirror. They firmly believe that anyone who feels the need to look to aesthetics deserves to be treated in a safe and effective environment. This is what Aesthetic Solutions does best, and what it’s been doing ever since its inception. Along with their team, Kerry and Simon are able to put together treatment plans to address a whole raft of skin concerns and are always adding to their treatment portfolio. Just recently, they introduced CoolSculpting® – the only FDA approved fat freezing treatment in the world. In fact, Aesthetic Solutions is the only clinic in Cornwall to offer CoolSculptiung® machines, offering clients a treatment that works with proven, permanent results. With zero downtime and without the need for any surgery, the CoolSculpting® process freezes and kills fat cells permanently, without harming neighbouring skin, nerves, vessels or muscles. The procedure generally takes 35 minutes per cycle and results in an average 27% reduction in fat in the treated

area. It is not, however, a solution to obesity;   ABOVE Aesthetic Solutions good candidates, according to the team, are there to help usually have noticeable bulges in certain you love the way areas that they’d like to get rid of, and are you look simply unable to do so through exercise and diet alone. CoolSculpting is the first step in Aesthetic Solutions’ campaign to set up an Obesity Clinic in Truro, through which the team aim to offer a number of options to help patients lose and maintain their desired weight. It will also enable them to contour their new body; the team will work with Nutritionists and Personal Trainers, giving patients access to the right people to ensure their weight-loss journey is a success. If you’ve decided it’s time to make a change to improve your fitness and thereby make the most of Cornwall’s seaside lifestyle – Simon and Kerry, along with their friendly team of experts, may well have the solution for you.


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A WORTHY It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas with Cornwall Hospice Care’s Santas 2019.  ABOVE Join Cornwall Hospice Care for some proper festive fun


oin Cornwall Hospice Care and their title sponsor, Ann’s Cottage Surf Shops, for some festive fun. What better way to get ready for Christmas than to dress up as Santa, pound the streets of your local town, all whilst helping to raise funds for the care of those who are terminally ill in Cornwall. Events this year take place in Truro, Falmouth, Helston, Padstow, a cycle in Wadebridge, and a brand-new event at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Last year the Santa campaign raised in excess of £32,000, helping to fund 1,250 hours of nursing care. Oli Hoare is the Head of Fundraising. “As the only providers of adult hospice care in Cornwall, we know there are many more families who would benefit from our special care,” he tells us, “so we’re investing in our staff and facilities to open more beds. In September we were delighted to share the news that we have opened four

more beds this year alone, meaning we now provide nine intensive care beds at each hospice, that’s 18 in total for Cornwall, with more planned to be opened later this year. This directly affects how many people we can care for and our ever-popular Santa events help to fund that care.” All run distances are 1.5 miles or below and people can run, og or walk the cycle is a at five miles along the Camel Trail, all are perfect for all the family. What’s more, every Santa will receive a Santa suit, finisher’s medal and a mince pie! To register your team or find our more, visit the website or get in touch with the team.


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The best properties on your doorstep

Padstow, North Cornwall Spectacular historic Pilots cottage enjoying stunning views, direct water access with outhaul and tidal mooring, south facing, external utility room and outbuildings, summer house with annexe potential STP, waterside gardens, off-road parking and access to slipway, three bedrooms, 733 sq ft, EPC = F

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St Ives, West Cornwall Award winning detached home of unique design and Art Deco influence, commanding stunning sea views across St Ives Bay, located a stones throw from Porthminster Beach, short listed for the RIBA National awards, Iroko flooring, four/five double bedrooms, three bathrooms, garage, 2645 sq ft, EPC=D

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This detached three bedroom residence is discreetly situated in one of the most desirable positions in Mawgan Porth providing glorious views of the sea, beach & clifftops. EPC F



This brand new four bedroom/three en-suite detached property has over 2200 square feet & three storeys of stylishly contemporary accommodation with landscaped gardens & ample driveway parking, situated in a quiet residential area of Padstow. EPC B

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This magnificent five bedroom detached period residence exhibits elegant historic architecture with a modern feel having undergone a high standard of refurbishment, situated within over an acre of private gardens & grounds & located in a favoured historic market town.



With wonderful far reaching views of the Camel Estuary & beautiful surrounding landscape, this detached four bedroom former farmhouse is packed full of original character & situated in a peaceful hamlet between Padstow & Wadebridge. EPC F


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GRAMPOUND DETACHED GRADE II LISTED THATCHED COTTAGE Tucked away in a very quiet setting, well away from the main road in this much sought after village. The property is believed to have been built around 1670 and has not been significantly altered since the mid-1700s. Beautifully presented and full of character this is one of a mere handful of thatched cottages in Grampound. The accommodation includes two double bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor and sitting room, dining room, kitchen, garden room and shower room downstairs. A brick driveway provides parking for four cars and there is a private enclosed rear garden. Two very attractive stone former piggeries which have been refurbished, one is a useful workshop/store and the other an outside w.c. An internal viewing is essential.

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Standing within beautifully planted and arranged gardens, a sophisticated and elegant detached period house. About 2457 Sq Ft, 18’ Reception Hall, 21’ Sitting Room, Dining Room, 21’ Kitchen, 15’ Conservatory, Utility, WC, Boot Room, Attractive Veranda, 4 Double Bedrooms (Master En-Suite), Family Bathroom, Enclosed Gardens, Level Parking, Short walk to local amenities. EPC – F. Guide £560,000

330 yards from the beach, a detached seaside home in an elevated, south west facing position and commanding extraordinary views over the beautiful coastline and coastal waters of Whitsand Bay. About 1966 sq ft (inc garage and terrace), Stunning 25’ Sitting/Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 25’ Master Bedroom Suite with Ensuite Shower/WC, 3 Further Double Bedrooms, Parking, Garage, Sea Facing Terrace, Level Lawn. EPC – C. Guide £650,000



Close to the enchanting Lansallos Cove, a sublime former mill offering spacious accommodation, oozing with character and set within immensely pretty stream side gardens, adjacent to and overlooking rolling unspoilt farmland. Approximately 2352 sq ft, 21’ Beamed Sitting Room with wood burner, 16’ Dining Room, 16’ Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 4 Double Bedrooms (2 ensuite), Established Gardens (0.4 acre), Double Garage, Stream, Ample Parking. EPC – D. Guide £500,000

ne of iskeard’s finest town houses, beautifully presented and successfully blending period and contemporary features to create the perfect family home. About 2486 sq ft, Reception Hall, 17’ Bay Fronted Sitting Room, 15’ Dining/ Family Room, 24’ Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 344 sq ft Studio/Man Cave, 4 Double Bedrooms, 2 Bath/Shower Rooms, Walled Garden, Parking. EPC – E. OIE £375,000

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One of Wild Tipi’s 2019 highlights was the coming together of three Cornish social enterprises, to create a new project for schools across Cornwall and beyond.

ABOVE Giving children the chance to learn and grow in nature 


he ‘Room to Grow Project’, launched in July this year at Pensans School, Penzance, was a collaboration between The Rock Pool Project, Wild Tipi and The Character Tree. It was set up to teach children about the natural world and to develop skills in emotional resilience by giving them a chance to learn and play in nature. Held in three of Wild Tipi’s Giant Hat Tipis in the school’s field, the children were taken on a learning journey from the woods to the beach, right on their doorstep. “This was the most extraordinary and joyful week for our children, parents and staff,” explains Head Teacher, Angela Clay. “It enabled all of our children to experience the magical and calming effect of the Giant Tipis, whilst engaging with nature and exploring their own inner resources.” Each of the tipis took children into another world, starting with a woodland experience led by Wild Tipi’s Sam Moore. Here, children were encouraged to take time to explore sensory activities and create woodland crafts, whilst also learning what it takes to set up one of the enormous Giant Hat Tipis, made in the UK from sustainable English pine. They were encouraged to switch off the busy world around them, to engage their senses and experience the benefits of an immersion in nature.

They were then taken to the ‘beach’ in a second tipi, where the Rock Pool Project provided a mobile rock pool, packed full of creatures including four different species of crab, amazing fish, scallops and much, much more. Finally, they were given the chance to develop emotional resilience alongside Shona Pye from the Character Tree, who helped them to re ect on all the positive ualities of their character through being creative and making their own character tree. The children were able to share with each other all the wonderful ualities they had used throughout the morning’s activities, such as creativity, kindness, gentleness and confidence. This is the first step of an amazing ourney to support young people,” says Sam Moore, Partner at Wild Tipi, “by giving them the chance to learn and grow in nature. To see them explore, play and grow in confidence in just one day was truly wonderful.” The hope at Wild Tipi is to build on the success of The Room to Grow Project and to work with schools all around the county to help them learn and grow in nature.


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DISCOVER MORE To find out more about how you can work alongside Wild Tipi in community or school projects, or to talk to them about hiring a tipi for a wedding or event, email sam@wildtipi. or visit

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