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his month our thoughts have turned to Cornwall’s unique food landscape – one that is occupied by some incredible food and drink businesses, and captained by a group of chefs who have put the county firmly on the foodie map. There has never been a better time to sample Cornwall’s larder, whether that’s buying the freshest ingredients from local suppliers to cook at home or treating yourself to a meal at one of the Duchy’s amazing restaurants. Turn to page 22 to discover some delectable dining experiences. Cornwall’s property market is currently very buoyant and demand for homes in the county is high. With that in mind, and if you’re looking for your dream home in the Duchy, we’ve handpicked a selection of stunning properties (from page 29) to ensure you are ahead of the game. For some, living in Cornwall is a yet unrealised dream, but that needn’t stop you from experiencing all of the wonderful things on offer and during the quieter winter months, you get to enjoy Cornwall without the crowds. Relax and recharge in one the county’s boutique hotels or gather in an exquisite coastal cottage – take your pick from page 55. And finally, it would be remiss of me not to mention the upcoming festive season. We’re already gearing up to make Christmas extra special this year and with that in mind, don’t forget to look out for the Cornwall Living Christmas Gift Guide, out now! ...happy reading!

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NOVEMBER 2020 |

Contents

Cover feature

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REGULARS

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News & views

Catch up with Cornwall

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Luxury property

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Coastal escapes

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On display

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Turn to page 22 for this month's foodie cover story!

Dream homes by the sea Our favourite Cornish stays A window into Cornwall's art scene

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The new Little Gin Shack store

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The comfort of home

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How to work a room

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A safe way to save

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The hues of autumn

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Winter-proof your home

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A sense of wellbeing

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A winter wonderland

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Take away and tuck in

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A splash of Christmas cheer

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New furnishings from Christie's Design advice from Cotton Mills Get set for Black Friday! Stunning new pieces by Jo Downs With help from Philip Whear At Bedruthan Hotel & Spa Christmas at Polurrian on the Lizard At the Lemon Arms

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Seasonal splendour

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Head to Just Delights this Christmas

Changing with the times

Catch up with Atishoo Gallery

Look to the skies

News from Cornwall Air Ambulance

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Could you change a child’s life forever?

Dare to dream… A new nationwide campaign, #YouCanAdopt, is being supported by Cornwall Council to dispel myths around who is eligible to adopt and encourage more people to consider adoption. The number of adoptions in England has fallen by a third in four years but almost 3,000 children in England are still waiting to find their new family. n Cornwall, that equates to 22 Children currently waiting for forever families. Research shows that many adults have considered adoption but 43% of people in the south west admit they do not know if they are eligible to adopt and 32% think they wouldn’t be able to. The new campaign aims to increase the number of people ta ing the first steps towards adopting a child.

Councillor Sally Hawken, Cabinet Member for Children & Wellbeing, Cornwall Council said: “We know that lots of people think about adopting but wonder whether they might be eligible and so don’t take that allimportant first step. “Hopefully this new campaign will convince them to come and talk to us and dispel those myths. There are children locally and nationally from all backgrounds waiting for forever homes and that’s why we need people from all walks of life to come forward and help us to give them the love and care that every child needs to thrive, whatever their background.” For more information call 01872 322200 or visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/ adoption

Did you know that by simply replacing the doors and drawers in your kitchen, rather than the whole units, you can achieve a dream new look at just a fraction of the cost? As well as hundreds of colours, Dream Doors in Truro also have a plethora of new styles for you to choose from, so whether you’ve been considering changing from traditional to modern, or handless to shaker, Dream Doors owner, Matt, along with his team of local craftsmen, has you covered. “Door replacement can take as little as a day,” Matt tells us, “and all of our doors are made to measure and manufactured right here in the UK. We have a large choice of worktops and appliances too, to complement your new look.” So if your kitchen is feeling tired and in need of a new lease of life, why not give Dream Doors a call? For more information call 01872 240650 or visit www.dreamdoors.co.uk

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The Owls House

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Ways to wellness with POP Gardens Introducing POP Box from POP Gardens: an all-in-one seed sowing and botanical art kit, complete with step by step guides, bringing the therapeutic benefits of horticulture into your home. A real oral pic me up’, o is based on the five principles of wellbeing adopted by the to eep fit, keep learning, give to others, stay connected, and take notice of the good things in life. POP Gardens was founded by Lynne Evans, who wanted to combine her expertise in Occupational Therapy with her skills and passion for the practical benefits of horticulture and art, to support wellbeing and recovery. A superb gift – or, indeed, a treat unto yourself – be sure to head to the website to find out more about the fabulously oral POP Box!

Established Cornish artist, Mary Allen, works from her garden studio at The Owls House in St Hilary Churchtown, near Penzance. Mary is well known for her atmospheric work, mainly in oils, of brooding skies and the wonderful Cornish coastline, as well as the enigmatic Outer Hebrides – Scotland’s Western Isles. As well as at her garden studio, Mary’s work can be seen at The Harbour Gallery in Portscatho, and in London, at Barnes Fine Art and Henley Fine Art. It includes a wide range of paintings to suit all budgets, alongside limited edition prints and greetings cards. If you’re in Cornwall and would like to see Mary’s work, The Owls House studio is now open by appointment, with Covid-19 safety measures in place. Masks are required, and hand sanitiser is provided. For more information call 07912 699915 or visit www.maryallenartworks.com

For more information call 07738 414056 or visit www.popgardens.co.uk

Keeping people safe

through Coronavirus With their cleaning business continuously growing over the last few months, the Passmore Cleaning team has never been busier. “The pandemic has highlighted the value of trained, professional cleaners and what they contribute to daily workspaces,” says Communications Manager, Kate Passmore. The Passmore team has been advising businesses and clients on how to mitigate the risk of Coronavirus through touchpoint cleaning. Also, after recently purchasing specialist fogging cleaning machines, Kate continues: “We just really want this virus to clear off and are doing everything we can to help companies across Cornwall, which is why our new fogging services aren’t nearly as expensive as national rates!”

Passmore Cleaning is focussed on keeping their clients safe, offering any cleaning advice to those who might need it. For more information call 07715 284451 or visit www.passmorecleaning.co.uk

West Coast Architecture explodes onto the scene As West Coast Architecture approaches its two year anniversary this coming January, the number of projects the team is involved in continues to expand. “We’ve managed to keep ourselves busy during the lockdown,” explains Lead Architect, Antonio Sánchez, and it’s no wonder. “We approach each project as if it’s our own,” he continues, and this personal approach has become something of a selling point to his

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residential clients. The team is both young and extremely passionate about good design, covering concept design, planning applications and building control, so it really is no wonder that despite having only been in business for less than two years, with an ever-growing portfolio of residential clients, this small firm is nevertheless making waves in Cornwall’s architectural scene. For more information call 07453 672432 or visit www.westcoastarchitecture.co.uk

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Interior Design | Furniture | Homewares | Kitchens | Flooring | Window Dressings

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News & views Fun and festive fundraising! Cornwall Hospice Care can’t hold its annual Santa Runs this year so is asking us to don a Santa suit and do something fun for charity. Oli Hoare, Head of Fundraising says: “It’s really easy to take part. Sign up on our website, wait for your Santa suit and sponsor form to arrive in the post and then any time between 1st and 24th December pull on the red hat, fasten the black belt and be a Silly Santa!” Ann’s Cottage Surf and Lifestyle Stores are once again sponsoring the Santa mayhem and the charity is asking schools to get involved too. Don’t forget to share your videos and photos with Cornwall Hospice Care on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #SillySantas and #TeamSanta. You’ll even receive a medal for your efforts!

in Cornwall

The importance of buying local has never been more important, particularly here in Cornwall. And it doesn’t just apply to the weekly grocery shop! While it is of course important how we go about stocking our kitchen cupboards, it’s just as important how we settle on the cupboards themselves, and itchen it td is but one fine e ample of the choice we have in Cornwall when it comes to improving our homes. Specialising in quality German kitchens and appliances and with a wealth of e perience, owner Nigel and his team have designed, supplied and installed kitchens throughout Cornwall for more than a decade. From CAD design and supply, to full installation, Kitchen Kit offers the full service. The showroom also displays a great range of appliances from brands such as Neff, Bosch and Siemens, meaning that you can benefit from the best international brands, all whilst doing your bit to support trade right here in Cornwall. For more information call 01872 225990 or visit www.kitchenkitsw.com

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Limekiln Gallery Bringing an aura of hope and positivity to the end of 2020 may be seen as a challenge, but Calstock’s Limekiln Gallery is making a full-blooded go of it with its Winter Show opening on 7th November. Clare Law’s colourful paintings and monumental drawings by Kevin Tole will sit alongside te tile artist aren icol’s wor . Printmakers Ley Roberts and Mary Gillett provide the perfect balance alongside superb ceramics, jewellery and glass from the best local makers. The Winter Show continues right up until 24th December, and with a wide variety of price-points, provides a unique Christmas shopping e perience, and the perfect accompaniment to a walk in the wonderful Tamar Valley. Limekiln Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 11am to 5pm.

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A new academic year begins

For the start of the new academic year, students arrived in their hundreds on the Truro and Penwith College campuses. en ance welcomed its first ever cohort to the college’s inaugural top-up degree, BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies. Delivered due to high demand, this new addition gives people from west Cornwall the opportunity to gain a full University of Plymouth accredited, degree-level ualification, without having to travel to Truro. This year, the college also celebrated the start of four brand-new, career-focused courses for those wanting to make a new career in Cornwall and beyond – FdSc Law with Business, FdSc Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice, FdA History and Culture, and HNC/D Mechanical Engineering. Applications for courses starting ne t September are now open and with them, a raft of new options for local adult learners, including FdA Youth, Social and Community Studies, FdA Teaching and Learning, plus an dA esign raft a er ualification. For more information visit www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/university

Business is good at Bude Windows! This, says Bude Windows founder, Lorraine, is “thanks to a loyal base of customers who know they get the best products and the best service from us.” n these di cult times, window companies need to stand out from the crowd to win business. Bude Windows has been quick to pick up on changes in the market and emerging trends. “We know that today’s homeowner doesn’t necessarily want white casement windows,” Lorraine elaborates. “Those who are buying are more discerning a one si e fits all product ust doesn’t cut it anymore. Customers want windows, doors and conservatories in a style, colour and material that suits their homes and personal tastes.” Bude Windows and Conservatories work hard to give customers e actly what they

re uire the e tensive product range includes windows, doors, conservatories and orangeries in a choice of PVCu, aluminium or hardwood. To see the full range of products, be sure to pay the website a visit, or follow Bude Windows on social media. For more information call 01288 356541 or visit www.bude-windows.co.uk

Make the most of home with Kernow Springs has been defined by time spent at home and out in the garden. Even now, with the onset of autumn and the inevitable looming of winter, with a ernow prings wood fired hot tub or sauna, there’s no reason why our outdoor revelling can’t continue! 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. With winter just around the corner, it couldn’t be a better time to buy, especially with the current autumn sale offering 10% off with savings of between £300 and £1,300! As with all good things this offer must come to an end, so if you’re interested, be sure to make your way to the

showroom at Trevisker Garden Centre, Padstow, before the end of November. For more information call 07779 374017 or visit www.kernowsprings.co.uk

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The natural style of stone

Making life happen

For more than two decades, Kernow Stone has helped clients bring the gorgeous and inimitable marbling of natural stone into their homes, offering the supply, manufacture and installation of these gorgeous materials in the shape of stone walls, oor tiles, house signs, slate sills and much more. After more than 20 years of success, this stellar ornish firm moved to a new premises last year, on Dudnance Lane, Redruth. As well as allowing the team more factory space, the new space also boasts a bigger showroom, and crucially, a more central location for you to see exactly what Kernow Stone can do for you and your home.

Meaningful friendships, an increased appreciation and acceptance of individual differences, understanding diversity and a heightened respect for all people – social inclusion is about making all people feel valued within society and Bluebird Care is very passionate about helping people feel included in the community. Inclusion works, not only for the Bluebird team, but also for the amazing people they support. For example, a wonderful gentleman who is supported by Bluebird Care in the daily things he loves to do. He is passionate in talking about his life, the accident he survived, his recovery, and how he believes in himself to get better, do better, and do things for himself, to the point where he has even ran a marathon! He is now an essential member of the training team, teaching new care staff to think positively about the people they care for. trf BANNER.pdf 14-Aug-20 10:51:11 AM

The inspiration he wants to share from his experience is to show people that life can be tough, but with determination, strength and belief in yourself, you can make life happen, and really make a difference. Being inclusive brings colour, depth and passion to Bluebird’s training, that not only makes a difference to carers’ lives, but values and gives voice to their wonderful customers too.

With trading partners all over the world, including Brazil, India, Spain and Italy, Kernow Stone offers some of the market’s finest stone products, so if you’re loo ing to inject some timeless, natural style into your home, we highly recommend calling the showroom and booking your appointment! For more information call 01209 206284 or visit granite-worktops-cornwall.co.uk

The pathway into care-giving, brings the greatest opportunity to enrich everyone’s life in the place they know best. Bluebird Care is growing its team of care professionals in Cornwall, and welcomes enquiries to have a chat and see if this is a lifestyle choice that suits the independent life you choose. For more information call 01872 276006 or email midcornwall@bluebirdcare.co.uk

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News & views What makes your business unique?

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MEDfacials offers an easy, highly accurate PCR Swab Coronavirus test, which is UKAS accredited. This can be done in your home or workplace with quick results within three to five wor ing days of your order. f re uired, a fit to y travel certificate can also be issued with the test result. This is ideal for those who need to y to destinations where quarantine is required without such a certificate. Dr Stolte and the MEDfacials team are working with an NHS approved laboratory which will provide you with a testing kit so that you can provide them with a throat and nasal swab. The nasal swab required is more gentle than some of the other available tests. To speed up the turnaround time, you are able to order the kits in advance. nused its are not time specific, nor do they require refrigeration, so they will not spoil if you order ahead of time. What’s more, test results are delivered directly from the lab and via MEDfacials, who will do their utmost to ensure your test is processed as quickly as possible. For more information call 01872 229740 or visit www.medfacials.com

As well as being renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches, rugged coastline and idyllic countryside, Cornwall is fast becoming recognised as one of the top foodie destinations in the UK. Boasting two Michelin-starred chefs and a wealth of fantastic, award-winning restaurants throughout the county, Cornwall’s also home to some amazing food producers and manufacturers. Think Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream, Cornish Sea Salt, St Austell Brewery, Furniss biscuits; the list goes on. Outset Cornwall has supported lots of people bursting with great ideas for starting their own food-based business over the years. Some have gone on to achieve great success, like Ana Lozar (pictured) of catering business, Taparty, Flavio Silva (pictured), the man behind Casita Lupe Street Food, and Cecily Mills, founder of Coconuts Organic. Cecily produces an award-winning, coconut based, dairy-free ice-cream that’s now stocked in Ocado, Tesco and, as of September this year, M&S Food Halls.

No matter how big or small a client’s ambition may be, Outset’s main piece of advice is always find what ma es you uni ue’. n such a large, diverse industry, it can be di cult to compete when there may be others offering the same. o find that one thing that makes your product different, that helps you stand out in a crowded market and sets you apart from your competitors. t might be a uni ue ingredient or secret family recipe, your outstanding customer service, or a completely new product invention that no one’s ever thought of before. Whatever it is, once you’ve found it and used it to develop and shape your idea, Outset Cornwall’s award-winning business start-up programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, offers expert, tailored support that will help you successfully start, run and grow your new business. For more information visit www.outset.org/cornwall

Looking to achieve bathroom bliss? Boasting years of experience working with private clients, developers, architects and designers, and offering a full measuring and installation service, if the lockdown has left you yearning for a new bathroom, then your project will be in safe hands with The Cornwall Tile Company. magine soa ing in your gorgeous new bathtub, or steaming the day away in your shower whilst admiring your beautiful new tiles, gleaming sink and luxurious bathroom furniture. The Cornwall Tile Company’s

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impressive showroom in Newquay – the largest of its kind in Cornwall – has everything you need to create a stunning bathroom, including a range of more than 2,000 tiles to choose from! You can peruse the unique displays from some of the world’s leading suppliers, including Porcelanosa (currently offering up to 40% off!), and from there, begin bringing your dream bathroom to life. For more information call 01637 879188 or visit www.thecornwalltilecompany.co.uk

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Kurt Jackson extends exhibition The Jackson Foundation, an award-winning art-space in St Just, will be extending its opening period, remaining open Tuesday to Saturday until 14th November. The gallery will then be open one day a week (to be decided – please check the website) until late December. This means that off-peak visitors to the region will still be able to catch A Prehistoric Cornwall, the latest awe-inspiring exhibition from Kurt Jackson, one of Britain’s most celebrated living artists. The Cornish landscape is full of prehistoric sites; some are obvious and picturesque – a stone circle – while others are hidden and overlooked, cut-off and smothered by dual-carriageways, roundabouts and car dealerships. All of these sites are an important and integral part of the Cornish

Since reopening after lockdown, astaways in ylor has been a firm favourite with locals and visitors like. Open every day, Castaways serves the best-quality local produce and seafood across its lunch and dinner menus, and whether you’re popping in for a coffee or for a birthday celebration, the dedicated team are always happy to go above and beyond to help ensure you get the most out of your visit. Stringent safety measures are also in place, helping staff and guests alike to feel safe in these most unsettling times. Serving lunch and dinner every day (closed on Sunday evenings), as well as delicious breakfasts at the weekend, Castaways also offers a takeaway service for those living or staying nearby. However, we have to say that the harbourside views are well worth spending a day out – a real treat after months of staring at our own back gardens! For more information call 01326 374420 or visit www.castawaysmylor.com

landscape and its culture. They are a piece of Cornish heritage. A Prehistoric Cornwall runs until February at the Jackson Foundation, St Just, Cornwall. For more information call 01736 787638 or visit www.jacksonfoundationgallery.com

A festive feast Treat yourself or your family to some Christmas cheer this winter with a festive Afternoon Tea at Polurrian on the Lizard. From 23rd November until 31st December (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) you can enjoy a sumptuous selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones accompanied by the perfect pot of tea, from 12 to 5pm. Or, for that extra special treat, go ‘bottomless’ on a Thursday or Saturday and you’ll receive a Santa Baby festive cocktail on arrival, as well as bottomless selected Gin and Tonics, Martinis and Prosecco, accompanied by a choice of festive food. Top all this off with Polurrian on the Lizard’s amazing cliff-top vista and you have the perfect combination for an afternoon of

relaxation in a safe and welcoming environment, with bookings taken for up to six people. For more information call 01326 240421 or email info@polurrianhotel.com

Festive foodie treats at Boscastle Farm Shop For seasonal treats to blast away those winter blues, head to Boscastle Farm Shop. With popular lunchtime specials in addition to the usual daily menu, from ‘Pie and Pudding’ on Mondays to ‘Fresh Fish Frydays’, the farm shop is a great place to rest and refuel. The shop is home to a wealth of gift ideas too, and in the eli and utchery you can now fill in your Christmas Order form and ensure your cupboards are fully stocked, ready for the festive season ahead.

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Add to this coffee and cake for just £4.95 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (3pm to 4pm), a very special signature foodie evening on 12th December, plus Christmas lunches on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout December, and it’s fair to say that Boscastle Farm Shop is a must-visit as we approach the yuletide season! For more information follow boscastlefarmshop on Facebook or visit www.boscastlefarmshop.co.uk

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This November and during the build up to Christmas, if you’re out and about in Falmouth, we highly recommend popping into Restaurant Four on the Old High Street. Not only has this stellar eatery quickly garnered a reputation for excellent food and superb customer service, owners Matt and Ceri recently unveiled their 2020 Christmas menu, available from 1st December, as well as exciting plans for New Year’s, including a Great Gatsby themed tasting menu! And that’s not all… They’ve also announced an exciting and charitable ‘Kitchen Swap’ event on 26th November, with all funds raised donated to NSPCC and its ongoing work to support vulnerable children during the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will see the kitchen and front-of-house teams swap positions for the evening; Matt and the chefs will head out to serve the guests, whilst Ceri and the waiting staff will don chef whites and face the heat of the kitchen. This is not an event to be missed, so be sure to book your tickets soon! For more information call 01326 218138 or visit www.restaurantfour.co.uk

Foodie stays at The Bay Hotel Just a stone’s throw from the beach, The Bay Hotel in Coverack overlooks the blue waters that surround this beautiful fishing village. This is a place for coastal exploration walks, where you might even spot a friendly seal, before returning to your room to rest a while, relax and replenish. Each room overlooks the sea and the historic harbour beyond and its modern restaurant, open to all, serves fresh, ethically-sourced and seasonal Cornish produce from sea, shore and land. The Bay is currently offering a fantastic promotion for Devon and Cornwall, including a one night stay with breakfast, a bottle of bubbles and a relaxed 12pm checkout, all for just £118. And what’s more, the hotel is dog friendly so you can take your pooch too!

For more information call 01326 280464 or visit www.thebayhotel.co.uk

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answer to lockdown ou can usually find entrepreneur arah Talbot in her kitchen cooking for her wedding catering company, Miss Tea. However, with lockdown continuing for the wedding sector, Sarah has decided, nevertheless, to get back in her kitchen and open a brand-new business. Dinner Party Delivery is a service set up to deliver comforting homemade food to share with your family and friends. Perfect for locals as well as guests staying in self-catered accommodation, Sarah explains: “I’ll be offering a three-course dinner, an afternoon tea, and artisan mac and cheese dishes, all ideal for eating around the table, or for dressing down in your comfy clothes and eating by the fire. enus will change with the seasons, and Sarah

reveals that she will be using produce from her favourite Cornish suppliers in all of her dishes, as well as some of her very own foraged ingredients. For more information call 07969 224068 or visit dinnerpartydelivery.co.uk

Unearth Falmouth’s hidden gem! With beautiful views over the marina in Falmouth, UpperDeck’s new menu is the perfect remedy for these discernibly chillier autumn days. The daily changing specials board is also one to watch, celebrating ornwall’s finest fish and shellfish and offering guests the chance to sample the ‘catch of the day’. Warm and attentive, UpperDeck’s front of house team pride themselves on providing the best service for guests, and being open seven days a week means you can pop in whenever

you fancy to sample the kitchen team’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. If you like to round off your weekend in foodie style, there’s surely no better way than with a Sunday roast! Fortunately, UpperDeck’s will not leave you disappointed, just be sure to book yours in advance – because there are plenty of others who will! For more information call 01326 450592 or visit www.upperdeckfalmouth.com

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champions are leading the way when it comes to producing exceptional food in incredible locations. From household names to new chefs on the block, each has their own unique take on how to best use the incredible larder that Cornwall has to offer.

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Nathan Outlaw (outlaws.co.uk)) is no stranger to a Michelin star himself, and has become known in foodie circles as ‘the king of fish’. e says that time spent working under the tutelage of Padstow’s grand master of fish, ic tein, was the most significant in uence on his career. e went on to open his own restaurant at the tender age of 24, combining his passion for ornwall and wor ing with fish and seafood. is agship ichelin starred kitchen, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw closed earlier this year, reopening in July as Outlaw’s New Road. Outlaw wanted to make a conscious change to a traditional a la carte offering and one that had a more inclusive dining experience. The Outlaw family of restaurants also includes the aptly named Fish Kitchen which offers small seafood plates, cooked to order.

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 INSET Seasonality is key at The Mariners in Rock

Michelin-starred chef, Paul Ainsworth (paul-ainsworth.co.uk) cut his culinary teeth in some of London’s top restaurants, working under the expert tutelage of the ’s finest chefs. Alongside his agship restaurant Paul Ainsworth at No 6 and the more relaxed dining experience at Caffé Rojano, both in Padstow, Paul has recently taken over The Mariners public house in Rock. All focus on championing the best of local produce and creating dishes with seasonal ingredients. It was Paul’s move to Cornwall that taught him about seasonality, whether that be Cornwall’s freshest seafood, its lush larder of vegetables, or meat from local herds.

Talking of Padstow’s grand master, no round-up of Cornish chefs would be complete without ic tein rickstein. com . is approach to seafood coo ing has in uenced much and many within ornwall’s culinary circle. The eafood Restaurant opened its dining room 45 years ago and remains the agship restaurant in the group. Forays into French bistro dining at t etroc’s, caf culture at ic tein’s Café, pub fayre at The Cornish Arms and casual restaurants with takeaways have kept the ic tein stable current and vibrant. The tein family passion for fresh fish remains as true today as it was in 1975.

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New to the Duchy’s foodie scene, but no stranger to the south west, Michael Caines (michaelcaines.com opened his first Cornish restaurant, The Cove earlier this year. Overlooking Maenporth Beach, the menu here is classic Caines, with a relaxed, informal approach. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner can all be enjoyed with an emphasis on locally caught, locally sourced ingredients. The same can be said about his brand-new venture in Porthleven, The arbourside efuge. pect modern ta es on nglish classics, in a historic harbour location where much of the fish and shellfish on the menu is landed right outside the door.

oo ing up a storm in t ves, the restaurants in the Porthminster ollection, overseen by ecutive hef and o wner ic mith, all have ocean front locations but their own unique style. The elegant menu at Porthminster Beach Café (porthminstercafe. co.uk) draws on Mediterranean and Asian in uences and dishes are enhanced by produce grown in the restaurant’s own coastal kitchen garden, as well as ingredients foraged from the clifftops. Porthminster Kitchen (porthminster.kitchen) has a more laid back vibe but retains the collection’s ethos of combining global avours with local produce, while the hidden gem that is Porthgwidden Café offers an at-ease, cosmopolitan, beachside dining experience that is family friendly inside and out, and dog-friendly on the covered terrace.

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Ben Tunnicliffe at his popular eatery, The Tolcarne Inn, Newlyn

With accolades aplenty across Cornwall’s chef community, it was Ben Tunnicliffe (tolcarneinn.co.uk) who was among the first to be awarded a ichelin star in the county, held at The Abbey in Penzance at the turn of the millennium. Tunnicliffe chose to forgo his fine dining heritage and today is widely known and loved for an unpretentious combination of fresh fish, real ales and convivial atmosphere at his pub, The Tolcarne Inn in Newlyn. Along with head chef att mith, the two have also recently taken over the old coaching inn, The Packet at Rosudgeon (thepacketinn.co.uk). Fish, as you would expect, features strongly

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on the menu, alongside meaty treats, and the feasting format is a selection of small plates, designed so you can sample a variety of dishes. Outdoor dining is de rigeur across Cornwall. It’s always been the case that we’ve gravitated to al fresco eating, drawn by the combination of a mild climate and views that complement the experience of an informal meal. imon tallard and emma lass (hiddenhut.co.uk run The idden ut at the back of Porthcurnick beach on the Roseland, where they have transformed what was once a ‘snack shack’ into a foodie destination that has received national acclaim. The food is all about freshness in spring and summer, comfort in autumn and winter, and avour all year round. eating is all outdoors so you need to be prepared for whatever the weather might throw at you, but it’s certainly worth braving the elements for. In a county that boasts so many exciting places to eat it’s hard to be definitive. These are just a few of the ‘culinary captains’ that make Cornwall a true foodie destination. And the best bit is, you can embark on your own culinary adventure. Wherever this may take you, you’ll find e ceptional chefs and incredible places to eat at every turn and with such a bountiful larder on the doorstep, kitchens across Cornwall are pushing food to new heights. At a time when the hospitality trade has been hard-hit by recent events, we are thankful to the Cornish restaurants and their chefs who have worked so hard to keep Cornwall safely on the foodie map.

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Described as one of the loveliest villages in ngland and nown for its views along the south Cornish coast, Mousehole is home to a number of weekly markets, independent eateries, artisan producers and local craftspeople. ually, continues eorge, “it offers straightforward access to the south coast footpaths and beaches, offering a perfect blend of both worlds.”

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he town, river and surrounding countryside of Fowey are highly coveted among those hoping to buy a home in Cornwall, and for good reason. Fowey has provided the inspiration for a number of famed authors, most notably Daphne du Maurier. Today, it’s something of a paradise for sailors of all abilities, its eclectic mix of riverside pubs and restaurants offering sanctuary and a chance to refuel after a day spent on the calm waters of the estuary. It’s also popular among shoppers in search of something different to the high street brands of Truro, particularly art enthusiasts, with its collection of independent galleries. Merchants House sits in prime position to capitalise on all of this. Comprising

four residences currently used as lucrative holiday lets, with three parking spaces and two frape moorings, it includes a total of six bedrooms and sits on the waterfront in Fowey, making it an exceptionally rare opportunity. Although it is currently used as holiday lets, it does provide immense versatility and huge potential to a variety of purchasers. Whatever your reason for buying, whether you’re investing, purchasing a holiday home, or moving into your ‘forever’ home, Merchant House could well be a dream come true. Not only does it occupy a premier waterfront position, it somehow still feels exceptionally private. As you step inside it continues to impress, its contemporary interiors presented in superb decorative order. There are very few opportunities like this on the current Cornish market, so if you’d like to find out more and see erchants ouse in person, be sure to call Rohrs and Rowe to arrange a private viewing.

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stablished in 1972, Gilbert & Goode is now one of the largest Cornish construction companies in the region, having nurtured a stellar reputation for homes that appeal to those in search of modern style and comfort. ew ills is a fine e ample an e clusive development set in one of Truro’s most highly desirable and sought-after suburbs. Particularly here in Cornwall, location is paramount, and FIVE lies within easy reach of a world of scenic walks, idyllic stretches of coastline and Cornish gardens. That’s not to mention the city itself, with its blend of high-street brands, independent retailers, and trendy cafés, bars and restaurants. Positioned within a newly created culde-sac, with stunning southerly views over ornwall’s cathedral city, these five beautifully designed detached homes offer location e clusivity combined with e cellent build uality, and are designed with the modern family lifestyle in mind. Bright, open-plan living spaces, elegant contemporary woodburners with beautiful slate hearths, and bespo e lu ury itchens with plush appliances and uart worktops, make the living spaces both warm and stylish. Bedrooms and bathrooms continue this theme, whilst bi-fold aluminium doors connect the interior to the outside living space owing almost seamlessly for those who like to entertain when the weather’s fine.

Other features of note include super-fast fibre optic broadband, under oor heating and engineered oa ooring, as well as lu urious oor to ceiling tiles and rainfall showers in the bathrooms. Nothing has been overlooked, and nothing has been included that doesn’t live up to the developer’s e acting standards. The same can be said for the homes at Lannanta Forge, Lelant. Capitalising on its uiet rural location on the outs irts of t ves, annanta orge boasts a mi of detached four bedroom properties. Just like FIVE, the homes here blend contemporary chic with almost candinavian warmth, with high specifications that include bespo e itchens, under oor heating and landscaped gardens, to name just a few. Just a short drive from the A30, these homes are well connected to everything that Cornwall has to offer. f you’ve been thin ing about buying a new build home, with Gilbert and Goode, you can rest assured it’s been built by an award winning developer that e cels in building high uality new homes. n short, as a buyer of one of these stunning properties, you couldn’t be in safer hands! Please note that the Images featured have been digitally enhanced

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he ďŹ rst property, with a guide price of , , is issoe ottages. This double fronted ornish cottage is in need of a sympathetic refurbishment, however with four bedrooms, a shower room, sitting room and large itchen, with a number of beautiful original and fascinating features, it has incredible potential. The property is at the end of a terrace of ust three properties, situated in the scattered rural hamlet of issoe and approached by a narrow country lane. outh facing, with level gardens to the front and rear, this uintessentially ornish home is what many have in mind when dreaming of a life in the uchy. . The ne t property lies in robus. An old farm cottage with a range of farm buildings, in a central village location, oldmartyn has a guide price of , . A property re uiring the complete refurbishment of a character dwelling and the possible redevelopment of strategically located farm buildings and a parcel of land sub ect to the necessary consents , oldmartyn is for sale as a whole or in two lots. ot the farm cottage is priced at , , whilst ot the farm buildings and yard is available with a guide of , . .

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Many people dream of living by the coast: a weekend retreat, a holiday bolthole or, for the lucky few, a permanent home.

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ornwall’s spectacular coastline tapers out into the Atlantic ocean in robust defiance of the elements dramatic cliffs, picture postcard harbours and fishing towns, and deserted moorland all combine to create a landscape that is as uni ue as it is dramatic. With a rich cultural history it comes as no surprise that the county has provided many a location and inspiration for film and television, including Jamaica Inn, multiple versions of Treasure Island, Poldark and Fisherman’s Friends, to name but a few. The Courtyard at Duporth is a collection of new homes by Acorn roperty roup set in an e ceptional location, with its prime coastal position and a fascinating history that connects it to the Queen’s grocers, ortnum and ason. The history of The ourtyard is intertwined with one of ornwall’s most prominent historical families, the ashleighs powerful merchants from the time of enry and li abeth . Throughout the family’s lineage there are numerous notable descendants of hilip ashleigh, who started the family’s rise to prominence through trade and the purchase of land from the ing. is

grandson onathan ashleigh completed the construction of enabilly, the family seat and house that inspired anderley, in aphne du aurier’s boo , ebecca. While it was harles ashleigh who put uporth on the map, building the uporth anor state, the site on which The ourtyard is located, and who instigated the building of a new local port at West olmear, renamed harlestown’ in , in his honour. ocated within wal ing distance of The ourtyard, harlestown harbour, purchased by uare ail in , is now used as a location for various productions including the Poldark T series. oasting a range of caf s, pubs and restaurants, harlestown attracts many visitors. uporth anor transferred to eorge reeth, ashleigh’s solicitor, sometime during the s, and it was under the ownership of the reeths that uporth anor arm was added to the estate, between and , with the cloc tower added around . oth have provided architectural and design inspiration for The ourtyard. uporth anor was sold to easide oliday amps in , who converted the estate into

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 BELOW Expect stunning interiors that capitalise on the location's sea views

a then fashionable holiday camp, uporth oliday illage. ver the ne t years uporth oliday illage found itself owned by some very well nown names including utlins, aven and Warner. The main manor house was demolished in after it became uneconomical to repair, but the holiday village remained open until . ituated above a secluded beach overloo ing t Austell ay, award winning housebuilders Acorn lue, part of Acorn roperty roup, saw the potential of the location and were determined that it be realised. As part of the wor s the cloc and tower underwent full restoration, which revealed the name of the original cloc manufacturer, ohn Thwaites of ler enwell ondon a brand name of Thwaites and eed, who are the oldest cloc manufacturing company in the world, dating bac to . They have been responsible for some very famous cloc s around the world, including the cloc at orse uards arade and the stri ing cloc at ortnum ason, iccadilly, ondon . mbar ing on a new chapter, the former holiday par is now home to The ourtyard, a uni ue collection of two and three bedroom homes, arranged around a landscaped courtyard, at the centre of which is the fully restored and wor ing ohn Thwaites cloc , in its refurbished rade listed tower.

Ta ing their lead from the retained original uporth anor arm buildings, which have been restored and converted into houses and bungalows in The arm ouse and The tables, the new sections of The ourtyard The ews, avilion ise, Apartments and ay iew ouses all ta e their architectural cues from the original buildings and traditional ornish design. ach has a distinct but complementary design, successfully combining contemporary and traditional styles. All homes at The ourtyard come with private outside space, as either a balcony or terrace garden and are finished to a high standard, with fitted itchens that include a range of eff and osch built in appliances, lighting, partial under oor heating, arndean ooring, and a fibre optic internet connection. A short wal from the beach accessed by a private woodland and less than a mile from harlestown a World eritage ite The ourtyard en oys southerly and sea views, with each home having been thoughtfully laid out and designed. To the east, owey and is eard are appro imately minutes’ drive away and to the west, Truro is only . n all there will be homes at The ourtyard apartments, houses and bungalows, which are part of the Acorn roperty roup s ifetime iving ollection, e clusively for the over s. rices range from , to , . f you d li e to see it in person, the how ome is open daily, am to pm.

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With an unbelievable up-to-halfprice sale now on, now’s the time to head to Christie’s Furniture and get your home winter-ready.

 MAIN Are you hoping to make your home cosier for the winter months ahead?

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ith Christmas just around the corner, now is the time, traditionally, when many of us would be gearing up for the pre-Christmas rush – to get everything ready for those festive family visits. Of course, uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic means many still don’t know what the yuletide season will bring; in fact, for a lot of us, it may well have already been decided to stay at home. But after so much time spent inside during the lockdown, and with the prospect of weathering the coming winter between those same four walls, updating your home – be that your bedroom, kitchen, living

or dining room – is an easy way to make all that extra time inside a pleasure, not a chore! Whether you’re envisaging family feasts around a gorgeous new dining table, or you're a couple looking to sink into a sumptuous sofa after placing another log on the woodburner, the common denominator is furniture, which Christie’s in Penryn has in spades. And right now, owner Pete Blell and his team are offering an up-to half-price sale, with huge savings on absolutely everything in store, just in time for the cold months ahead. The Christie’s range includes a stunning collection of corner sofas and chairs, an eclectic range of dining sets in a multitude of styles (be yours traditional or contemporary), as well as beds, mattresses and so much more. Of course, the problem nowadays is often that with so much choice, it can be hard knowing where to start. After all, a new piece of furniture is an investment, so getting it right first time is crucial With that in mind, we as Pete for his advice: “I know it sounds obvious, but first thing’s first try to measure up your room so you can work out exactly what will and won’t fit, remembering that furniture shouldn’t totally overpower a room. Next, consider what style you want to achieve, and when you have that in mind, it’s time to pay the showroom a visit. Come in and have a look around,” encourages Pete, “you’ll be amazed at what you find

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Budget is also a top consideration for most of us; if you’re buying for the long term, it’s always advisable to invest in a quality piece. In fact, spending less on a product that you want to last – particularly a piece of furniture that’s going to be used day after day – almost always works out as a false economy. That doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune; what we mean is that the quality and longevity you’ll find in a piece that costs, sometimes, ust a little more, will always be worth the initial outlay. However if it’s a piece of furniture that’s providing a stop-gap – which at this time of year could be a futon, or extra dining chairs for festive guests – then Christie’s can also offer something that won’t break the bank. What we think really makes Christie’s a must-visit, however, is the variety of styles you’ll find in store. ornwall is home to so many different types of homes, from characterful cottages, townhouses and sprawling country estates, to modern new builds on the very fringes of the coast. This means that when you’ve decided to invest in new furniture, chances are you have a very specific style in mind, one that’s led by that of your home. Pete and his team take

pride in their ability to help you find the best furniture solutions for your home, but not just that they’re e perts in their field and pride themselves on providing first class customer service, too. Christie’s Furniture and The Christie’s Bed Shop remain open, seven days a week, with an increased schedule of safety measures in place to ensure your experience is as safe and enjoyable as possible. This includes specialist cleaning equipment to ensure you can still 'try before you buy', including a sanitised pillow for your personal use when testing out the comfort of any mattress. There’s also an appointment service for those who wish to seek advice and purchase furniture as quickly and e ciently as possible, ideal for those who still have a long to-do list to tick off in time for Christmas! In short, if you’re looking to update your home furnishings, be sure to get in touch and arrange your visit to Christie’s.

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he team at The Cotton Mills Design ouse, on nfirmary ill in Truro, are e perts when it comes to helping clients realise their dream interiors. atching up with business owner, Ali ary, we learn that when updating or creating a new room, the first port of call is to establish which items of furniture and art you want to eep. e t, it’s time to ma e a digital mood board. ou can do this by photographing your beloved pieces and placing them on a digital board anva www.canva.com is a perfect tool for this a simple way of seeing and finding your style ltimately, e plains Ali, the ey in bringing your interior vision to life, lies in the answers to a series of uestions. These uestions, she e plains, are fundamental to matching your interior to your own personal preferences. irstly, do your items wor together o you need to curate your pieces for your new space t’s also ey that you decipher whether you’re aiming for a particular colour scheme, or a more eclectic’ style. Are you loo ing for a warm inviting space s it cool or on trend nterior designers recommend three colours, e plains Ali. A dominant colour should ma e up of the scheme, with of complimentary hues and a final of accent.

And don’t forget to accessorise Ali suggests building te ture with rugs or plants, but there are, in truth, a whole host of ways in which you can do this so many that it can easily become overwhelming ortunately, The otton ills team can guide you through the interior ma e, helping you to find the right colours and fabrics for your pro ect. As well as offering mood boards and oor plans, there is a team of artisans on hand, ready to ma e, create and fit your perfect curtains, shutters, carpets or blinds. They’ll also introduce you to their most tried and trusted traders, including carpenters, builders, electricians and plumbers, should your pro ect re uire them. n short, no matter what si e your pro ect is, an appointment at The otton ills esign ouse comes highly recommended. rom cementing your vision on a mood board, to bringing it to life in your home, it’s what the team does best turning your space into the sanctuary you’ve been dreaming of.

DISCOVER MORE Visits to The Cotton Mills Design House are by appointment only, which means that whilst you’re there, the team will be devoted to your project and ensuring your vision is quickly brought to life.

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lack Friday and Christmas are traditionally the busiest periods in the electricals and technology industry, and this year is set to be no exception. Love it or hate it, Black Friday is here to stay, and it is still seen as the biggest promotional event of the year, with prices at their very lowest. We catch up with local electrical retailer, HBH Woolacotts, to give you the lowdown on industry trends and, most importantly, what’s going to be hot in the world of electricals this year, so that you can treat yourself just in time for Christmas.

Supersize your TV! There is an ever-growing trend for larger screen TVs, explains HBH Woolacotts Director, Chris Hemmerle, and this is due to a number of factors: “It’s partly down to the fact that bezels and frames are reducing in size and allowing for bigger screens, but also because Smart TVs and connectivity features mean that TVs are quite often one of the centrepieces of the modern home.” From a technological point of view, the improved resolution and screens mean that the quality is still fantastic; from a price perspective, says Chris: “We’re seeing these TVs at the lowest prices ever. He points us to the 70-inch LG 70UN71006 4K Smart LED TV – which he predicts will be priced around £700 for Black Friday and Christmas – as well as the Sony KD77AG9: a 77-inch Master Series OLED TV, which he reveals will be reduced to less than £3,500.

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Stream music in style Home connectivity has never been better, and with more time being spent at home across the country than ever, connected audio products have seen an unprecedented surge in popularity in the past 12 months. Sonos, Chris tells us, is still the market leader, their products remaining simple and stylish, giving people a wide variety of options. HBH Woolacotts stocks a variety of Sonos products, including the voice enabled ONESL Smart Speaker. With a Black Friday price of less than £140, it’s the perfect way to start – or expand – your sound system. There’s also a range of options for those who prefer something a little more niche. Ruark Audio, for instance, have launched the R3 Integrated Music System (set to be price-dropped to around £600!), adding to the Ruark staple of products renowned for their craftsmanship, sound quality, and modern standard of connectivity.

Get creative in the kitchen With great music comes great cooking, and who doesn’t love bobbing along to tunes in the background as they rustle up a feast? For those thinking about investing in their kitchen and honing their cookery skills, there’s never been a better time, with recent changes to our lifestyles only adding to the nation’s culinary prowess. “This is a trend that we were already seeing,” says Chris, “with a move towards healthy eating and people spending more time at home and in the kitchen preparing great food.” HBH Woolacotts boasts a huge variety of small kitchen appliances and gadgets to help make cooking easier, at the same time bringing a touch of style to the heart of your home. From kettles and toasters to stand mixers and soup makers, from brands that include Kenwood, KitchenAid, Morphy Richards and more, you can really bring your kitchen to life. The KitchenAid Liquid Graphite Artisan Stand Mixer, for instance, is set to drop to just £350 for Black Friday and

Christmas, while the Morphy Richards 1.6L SoupMaker is set to cost just £49.99 – ideal for those winter warming bowls of goodness that we Brits love so dearly! These are but a few of the heady discounts HBH Woolacotts is set to introduce in time for Black Friday and Christmas. But that’s not the only reason to shop there. As Chris explains: “We have adapted to the recent trading conditions to ensure all customers can shop safely and in a way that suits them. What’s more, we appreciate that many people are still reluctant to venture out, which is why we’re offering the exact same prices, promotions, advice and support, regardless of whether customers shop in store, online, or over the phone. We also now offer a completely free delivery service on all products across Devon and Cornwall!” So if you’re thinking of upgrading your lifestyle at home, you can rest assured you’ll be shopping safely at one of nine HBH Woolacotts stores across Devon and Cornwall.

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THE HUES OF AUTUMN As summer inevitably turns to autumn, the seasonal shift brings with it the richest palette of colours.  ABOVE The new 'Leaves' collection is absolutely gorgeous

DISCOVER MORE Find Jo Downs Handmade Glass galleries at: Market Place, St Ives Middle Street, Padstow Fore Street, Fowey Fore Street, Tintagel Pennygillam, Launceston Visit www.jodowns.com for opening hours

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t Jo Downs Handmade Glass this autumn, you will find a stunning collection of gifts and art pieces to inspire you as we move through this beautiful season. Add some warmth to your interior with Jo’s stunning new ‘Leaves’ installations in the colours of the fall. Handcrafted in a six piece ‘Drift’, thirteen piece Windfall’ and fifteen piece ascade’ collections, they are simple to wall mount in whatever combination suits your living space and will bring the rich warmth of autumnal colour into your home. Coordinate these with the ever popular ‘Indian Summer’ collection which is inspired by the cobalt blue of a crisp sky, and the dazzling gold and copper of Cornish landscapes. A perfect combination. As the festive season approaches and thoughts turn to those special gifts, look no further than Jo’s stunning ‘Seascape Dusk’ collection of sculptural wave stands, art frames and wall mounted panels inspired by the rippling textures of winter heathers with soft blue and mauve tones. And don’t forget

to add a designer twist to your Yuletide interior with Jo’s collection of Christmas tree hangings and decorations. Handcrafted in a range of seasonal colours, they include pretty mistletoe, holly and figgy pudding along with cute characters including snowmen and penguins. ut, crafted, fired and finished at o’s ornwall studio and tied with coloured ribbon, these unique decorations will add a touch of style and sparkle to your celebrations. As always you will find a huge range of gifts for all the family at each of the Cornwall galleries, in St Ives, Padstow, Fowey, Tintagel and Jo’s spacious gallery and studio in Launceston. Although many of our favourite Christmas fayres are not going ahead this year, there is some exciting out-of-county news with the opening of Jo’s new gallery in Sunningdale, Berkshire, on 31st October 2020.

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With all the extra time we’re spending at home and winter just around the corner, many of us are looking to make our sanctuaries as cosy as possible. ABOVE Being cost and energy-efficient needn't mean spoiling your home's aesthetic 

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s many will well know, this can be an uphill battle, especially with old, draughty windows and doors to contend with. Replacement doors and windows will not only improve the aesthetic of your home but also the energy e ciency, meaning a warmer home with less money wasted on heating through the winter and, significantly, a lower environmental impact. Indeed, many of us are becoming more aware of our carbon footprints and one of the first places we can loo to ma e improvements is in our homes. You need only look at thermally imaged comparisons of single and double glazing to see that single gla ing is significantly less e cient, responsible for far more extensive heat loss than their double glazed counterparts. Double glazing doesn’t have to be characterless. Many customers with period properties wish to retain their traditional style, for instance, with Victorian sash windows. This can be achieved in several ways. Timber hardwood double glazed windows can be made to be a faithful reproduction of old Victorian sash windows but with the benefits of modern glass technology. Alternatively, uPVC sash windows retain much of the character of traditional timber windows without the maintenance.

With the added benefit of being able to paint both timber and uPVC in any colour, your windows can really make a statement. If it’s the clean pared back lines of a more modern aesthetic you’re after, then aluminium with its thin sight lines might be the best choice, although a dark painted or foiled uPVC can achieve a similar look on a more cost-friendly basis. Whether you choose timber, uPVC or aluminium, Philip Whear Windows and Conservatories Ltd can be on hand to help with your project. This local, family run firm has been manufacturing windows, doors and conservatories in Cornwall for over 35 years. With a passion for good design, the team has a reputation for innovative, quality installations with a genuine after care service. So, if you’re looking to make your home your sanctuary this winter, stop by the showroom in Pool for a look around and a chat with one of the Philip Whear designers.

DISCOVER MORE Top 5 reasons for choosing Philip Whear 1. Green your home with noticeably improved heat retention, plus savings on bills 2. High-quality hardware; the team uses stainless steel wherever possible 3. Manufactured locally 4. 10 year guarantee 5. Environmentally conscious – all materials are recycled

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IN SAFE HANDS Fighting germs with fragrance – we experience the sweet smell of safety with ThermoGel.

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ood hand hygiene has always been considered one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs, and never more so than in recent months. Battling the spread of Covid-19 relies heavily on hand washing, but what if you are out and about and don’t have instant access to soap and running water? An alcohol based hand gel is the next best thing, and provided it contains in excess of 60% of the good stuff it can be very effective against germs. ow that summer’s over and the cold and u season is ust around the corner, having a high-quality sanitiser to hand couldn’t be more important.

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ç MAIN Good hand hygiene is now more important than ever

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So what is the science behind the sanitiser? The alcohol (sometimes referred to as ethanol) attacks viruses and other diseasecausing pathogens by damaging their cell structures. The Coronavirus is an enveloped virus surrounded by a fat layer. Such lipid membrane viruses — like the Coronavirus — can be killed using alcohol-based disinfectants and hand sanitiser as they break down the membrane or the layer of fat, leaving the virus unable to infect an individual. However, if some sanitisers cause the skin on your hands to become dry (this is the effect of the alcohol) and the strong clinical smell is off-putting, then ThermoGel’s new Luxury Range of hand sanitisers are here to save the day. At a time where our day-to-day experiences have changed dramatically, with many of us working from home, what could be nicer than the sweet smell of essential oils on your hands as you type? Not only do these oils nourish your skin, they also have an aromatherapy effect. So whether it’s a calming combination of lavender and tea tree or the uplifting aroma of grapefruit and eucalyptus, there is a fragrance for every mood. The handy sized bottles are perfect for keeping on your desk or slipping into your bag for an out-and-about squirt of sweet smelling safety. ThermoGel, created by the Bodmin-based supplier of hand sanitiser and surface disinfection chemicals, is available in these small, single units as well as larger bulk quantities. All products contain 70% alcohol that kills 99.99% of germs, so your hands will remain safe and soft at the same time. The Luxury Range contains the highest quality, 100% essential oils, all with the added benefit of no added chemicals or ingredients. ThermoGel hand sanitiser is available in gel or liquid form and has undergone UK testing to standard EN1500, which is an essential

trust mark when purchasing hand sanitiser. Their fast dispatch and delivery through trusted couriers, means that once you place your order, it will be with you in a matter of days. Keeping the environment in mind, and working to reduce plastic waste, ThermoGel’s hand sanitiser is available in a bulk 25-litre drum. This can then be decanted into smaller containers, also availed from ThermoGel, and distributed as needed. A great way to stop that build-up of single-use empty bottles and to help reduce your overall plastic waste. Then there’s ThermoGel’s newly-developed a range of free-standing, table- and wallmounted dispenser units, offering a robust and durable solution for businesses looking to supply their staff and customers with Sanitisation Stations. Capable of holding up to five litres of hand sanitiser, the Thermo el SaniTower removes the stress and constant management of your hand sanitisation provision, providing you instead with a touchfree, tidy, and low maintenance method of hand washing. Part of the ThermoProtect Group, ThermoGel now sits proudly in the stable of companies that include ThermoFoam, which supplies spray foams for residential, construction, agricultural and commercial pro ects throughout the , and ThermoHome, the home insulation division that covers roof, loft, under oor and cavity wall insulation. A great example of an agile company diversifying in trying times.

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Beautiful stays in Gwithian, Penzance and Flushing.

The Coast House, Gwithian Set in the heart of Gwithian Towans, The Coast House is a well-appointed, spacious and modern beach chalet that boasts sweeping ocean views. Stepping inside the home you will find a uintessentially beach chalet feel, with wooden oors and ceilings, and modern seaside décor. One side of the house hosts a large lounge room and super king-size master bedroom with en suite bathroom; while the other side has a king-size bedroom, a bunk room, family bathroom and a dining/living area. There is also a well e uipped galley itchen complete with all the mod cons. And not forgetting the under oor heating throughout the chalet, a welcome addition in the chillier months! Stepping outside the property you will find a small seating area that catches the afternoon sun. There is also access to the garage to store your surfboards and wetsuits for those who want to play in the sweet Gwithian surf, just moments away. The chalet bac s onto farmers fields, which provides the property with plenty of privacy. Walking out the front door, you are a five minute stroll to the sandy Gwithian beach. Whether you’re chasing surf, wildlife or long coastal wal s, you won’t find a better place in Gwithian. The Coast House sleeps six across three bedrooms and is available from November 2020.

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STAY Boscrowan Farm, Penzance Located within walking distance of Penzance and a mere 20-minute drive of St Ives, Boscrowan Farm is in prime position to e plore ornwall’s enwith eritage oast. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the enwith eritage oast has a captivating beauty with incredible coves, coastal walks and cultural attractions to explore. All of this is easily accessible from your base at oscrowan, where you’ll find two cottages available the two-bed Ring and Thimble cottage, and the four-bed Peace and Plenty. As soon as you step inside either cottage you’ll feel totally at home. Peace and Plenty is a lovingly converted barn for four, featuring a stunning open-plan living space, and Ring and Thimble is a delightful thatched cottage. There is so much to please the eye and soothe the mind from the delightful views across the gardens and orchard, to the beautiful fittings, original features and finishing touches inside the barn. t’s a home from home, a place to linger and just be, or a restful place to come back to and relax after a day’s adventuring in the local area. Boscrowan Farm provides the perfect family holiday accommodation. Enjoy cooking, dining and relaxing in the light and airy living spaces. Bedrooms have luxurious cotton bed linen, soft bathrobes and handpic ed oral arrangements for that e tra special touch, and the farm’s peaceful grounds are a pleasure to walk around. Not to mention that kids are welcome to meet and feed the farm animals providing some wholesome entertainment when you return from your excursions.

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Ninevah, Flushing The pretty village of Flushing, is picture postcard perfect for the ultimate Cornish coastal holiday. inevah, a fishing cottage whose name translates to house of fish’, is a beautiful period house in the heart of the village offering versatile accommodation for up to eight guests (maximum of six adults), with a courtyard garden and off-road parking. Ninevah combines coastal charm with contemporary comfort and plenty of space. The dining area is the perfect spot to gather for breakfast or you can even spill out onto the courtyard if the weather’s warm for a sun drenched coffee while planning your day’s adventures. If you fancy staying close to home then you can meander through lushing’s uaint streets, visit one of the two friendly pubs or dine at the excellent seafood restaurant. For exploring further afield, you can hop on the regular passenger ferry that will whisk you across the water and over to the harbour town of almouth, where an array of bouti ue shops and restaurants await. After your e plorations, inevah’s two sitting rooms with sink-into sofas invite relaxing moments with a good book or movie night with the family. The cottage also allows for one well-behaved dog to experience a slice of the Cornish life!

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ourishment is at the heart of wellbeing, whether that be your body or mind, and a day spent at Bedruthan provides just that. The hotel has held its commanding position on the clifftop above Mawgan Porth since 1959. You can’t fail to fall in love with the charm of this place and the beauty of the stretch of coastline it inhabits. This is a natural playground that is re ected in the hotel and its surroundings. Bedruthan’s luxury Sensory Spa Garden is a laid-back place of calm and relaxation – a place to visit whenever you need some inner peace. The nature-inspired treatments on offer are designed to leave you feeling good in your own skin and with a wide range to choose from, including gentle massages for mothers-to-be, everyone can indulge. The heart of the indoor spa is the giant, sea view hydropool which is surrounded by a steam room, sauna, and caldarium. There is opportunity in each to relax – warm your body in the caldarium, feel the hydro jets soothe tired muscles in the pool or take a deep breath of soothing eucalyptus steam – all the while taking in the sights of the ocean.

Experience food for the soul and restorative relaxation at Bedruthan.

Step outside and you can begin an hour-long journey through Bedruthan’s Sensory Spa Garden. This is a place for opening your senses to nature. As you walk through the gate, an outdoor spa experience amongst the herbs and owers awaits. nspired by fire, earth, water, air and space, there are seven stages to experience, each drawing on the sights, sounds, aromas and textures of nature, before you rela around a fire pit with your feet immersed in hot, copper foot baths, sipping a warming, herbal drin or chilled glass of fi . ou’ll leave feeling your senses have been invigorated and your body deto ified. Once mind and body have been soothed, tummies should be filled. edruthan’s Wild Café is a friendly and homely place serving food that is accompanied by an incredible coastal view. Here you can sample sweet pastries with a barista coffee, enjoy a light lunch or indeed a hearty Sunday one, or savour a heart-warming dinner, perfect after adventurous days.

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WONDERLAND A range of festive packages await at the exclusive clifftop hotel, Polurrian on the Lizard.

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ven though the last vestiges of summer have departed, Cornwall is still a wonderful to place to stay, whatever the weather. There is nothing quite like a bracing walk along a clifftop, or a winter wander through some of the Duchy’s magical woodlands. If you would rather not brave the elements, then wave watching from the comfort of an armchair, a glass of your favourite tipple in

hand, is just as good. We couldn’t think of a better place to do that than in the Vista, Polurrian on the Lizard’s breathtaking lounge. With panoramic oor to ceiling windows, the view of the Atlantic rollers is uninterrupted. If you do fancy venturing out, then the South West Coast Path is literally just a few yards from the hotel or you can explore the hotel’s hidden gem, the beautiful beach, Polurrian Cove.

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Hot Polly  ABOVE

Take a seat, grab a drink and reflect in the vista

ABOVE RIGHT The hotel perches on the clifftop RIGHT Hot Polly – the Polurrian's take on a classic winter cocktail

A stay here is always sumptuous, but Polurrian on the Lizard is inviting its guests to experience something extra special this year with a range of festive breaks. After such a challenging year, we all want to celebrate this special time with family or friends so, why not let Polurrian on the Lizard take the stress out of making some truly wonderful memories, all within a safe, welcoming environment. All the hotel’s 41 bedrooms are tastefully decorated, many with fantastic sea views. If you would rather be a little more independent, there are a number of luxury self catering villas sleeping up to si people, still with availability, and guests staying here can en oy all the benefits of the hotel's facilities and, of course, the festive celebrations. And guests don't need to leave anyone at home as dogs are welcome and the location is perfect for long walks and exploring the unspoilt stunning landscape of the Lizard peninsula . Flexibility is key, especially in current times, so there is the choice of a two, three and four night brea over hristmas. With a delicious three course dinner included on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, a Christmas Day feast, paired with wines, for the main event, as well as a buffet dinner on Christmas Day evening, you might well need to take advantage of the proximity of the South West Coast Path to walk off all that delicious festive fayre. Food is not the only thing to make you feel good as the onsite Health Club offers rejuvenating spa treatments along with an indoor pool, hot tub, relaxation room and gym. n oy some well deserved me time with a pampering Elemis treatment, soothe away stresses with an age defying facial, unwind with a deep tissue massage or be rejuvenated with a lime and ginger salt rub. If you’re party includes children then pre boo able family swimming sessions are available to tire them out before tea time! As you can see, celebrating a Cornish Christmas by the sea can be as busy or as laid bac as you wish.

To give you a taste of the warming winter avours you can expect at Polurrian on the Lizard, the team have kindly supplied a recipe for a twist on one of our favourite cold weather coc tails, the hot toddy.

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You can relax and enjoy delicious treats from the hotel kitchen, or sip cocktails with a twist from the bar. Alternatively, if the mood takes you, there are activities and entertainment that you are welcome to dip in and out of. ‘Twixmas’, as it has become affectionately nown, is sometimes a bit of a at period between Christmas and New Year, but not at olurian on the i ard. A three night ‘Recharger Break’ is sure to put paid to those post o ing ay blues or you can go all out and welcome 2021 in Cornish style, with a home from home house party. magine a New Year's Eve feast, lashings of bubbly and indulgent canapes from the kitchen using only the best local ingredients – what could be better? If you live in Cornwall already, then you don’t need to miss out non staying guests are welcome to celebrate in style by joining the Christmas Day lunch or New Year's Eve feast. Whichever festive break you choose this winter, Polurrian on the Lizard is a safe and spectacular place to enjoy the festivities with family or friends.

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SAFE AND SOUND Itineraries will be confirmed in December based on Government Guidelines but you can be assured of a traditional, warm and friendly stay by the whole Polurrian on the Lizard team.

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Take away

FOODIE

AND TUCK IN The Lemon Arms at Mylor Bridge has garnered something of a reputation as a must-visit for anyone in search of hearty, seasonal Cornish cuisine.

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t’s true: the Lemon Arms is the perfect pitstop whatever the time of year, but as the temperatures of autumn begin to drop and we anticipate the onset of winter, nothing quite comes close to the idea of sitting ne t to a roaring fire, glass of your chosen Cornish tipple to hand, and perusing a menu built almost wholly of Cornish produce. Of course, as is the case for many Cornish businesses, the Lemon Arms has had to roll with the punches thrown by the Coronavirus pandemic, and you need only visit the website and peruse the mouth-watering takeaway menu to see that the team is dedicated to delivering its customers’ favourites, even if they aren’t all able to make it to the pub. At the helm of this stellar Cornish establishment are Johnny and Sam Pearce who, between them, boast more than two decades’ experience running Cornish pubs and restaurants. So it’s no surprise to see a reel of Cornish companies on the Lemon Arms list of suppliers; meat comes from Mylor Butchers, Brian Etherington and RJ Trevarthen, whilst seafood is delivered by Seabourne Fish, Matthew Stevens, South Coast Fisheries and Rodney Corke Crab. Add to these an abundance of fruit and veg from WestCountry, dairy from Roddas, wine from Walter Hicks, and of course beer from St Austell Brewery, and, well… you get the picture!

Differing slightly to the in house menu, the takeaway offering nevertheless features some of our favourite pub classics, interspersed with some true avours of ornwall. omemade mackerel paté with crusty bread, for instance, makes for a tempting starter, whilst the choice of main courses is absolutely loaded with Cornish goodies, including a number of vegetarian dishes capitalising on the Duchy’s natural larder. There’s also a choice of sandwiches and jacket potatoes, plus a tempting selection of desserts to help ‘cleanse the palate’. In short, whether you’re eating in, or are in the area and wish to enjoy the Lemon Arms menu from the comfort of your own home or holiday let, we highly recommend heading to the website and checking out the menu for yourself. Washed down with a pint of St Austell beer, or a glass of Cornish wine, it really does take some beating.

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A splash of

CHRISTMAS CHEER A hamper of locally made gins and rums makes for the perfect gift this Christmas!

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his year’s Christmas may be one that is celebrated differently across the globe, and because of that, how we celebrate and who we celebrate with is at the front of our minds, maybe more than ever. Still, one thing that won’t change is who we’ll be buying gifts for, and which gifts we’ll choose to buy them, because gifts can often say just as much about the person giving them as they do about the recipient. One gift that makes perfect sense this Christmas season, and will always be sure to warm the bellies and spirits of the person receiving it, is a hamper of one-of-a-kind gins and rums from Cornish Rock Gin. Gin and champagne are gifts that are not only perfect for the time, but are a welcome addition to any day or occasion throughout the year – and a continuous, happy reminder of the person who gifted it. Cornish Rock Gin has a wide variety of avours to choose from, but this year’s hampers give the buyer, and the lucky recipient, the chance to try many of the avours the team of distillers have created in

their local Cornish base of operations. There are 13 hamper options in total; from an ‘All Gin’ hamper containing all six of the avours they offer lassic, in oc Gin, Cornish Gold, Blue Angel, Orange Sunset, and Cherry Kiss – to a choice of three ‘Gin & i ’ hampers. ach comes with one avour of Rock Gin paired with a bottle of champagne to go alongside. Christmas this year may have to be celebrated differently, but that doesn’t mean the festive nature has to change. Whether you’ll be there in person to celebrate with family and a few friends, or sending a hamper in your stead, choosing a locally made gin and rum hamper with all, or a specially selected avour of gin and champagne of your choice, can be a great and unique way to inject some personality into this year’s festivities.

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With losses of £700,000 due to Coronavirus, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary now, more than ever, needs your help.

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he Cornish Seal Sanctuary has been an animal rescue facility for more than 60 years, helping seal pups in need from around the coastline. As the only seal sanctuary in Cornwall, pups rely on the team there to help support them through di cult winters. eal pups can find themselves in di culty due to issues such as malnourishment due to separation from mum, wounds caused by marine litter or storms and disturbance from human activity, leaving them unable to fend for themselves in the wild. This is where the Cornish Seal Sanctuary comes in. The team rescue seal pups who need support during these di cult times. With decades of e perience, they are able to give them the care they need, administering lifesaving medication or facilitating vital surgery and helping them to learn how to fend for themselves before they can be released bac to the wild. As well as its wor rescuing vulnerable seal pups, the ornish eal anctuary provides a permanent home to those who cannot be released bac to the wild due to medical issues. Most pups are successfully released, but on occasions, a few require ongoing care and medication for the rest of their lives and their site in wee is specially designed

to ensure those animals can live a happy, comfortable life. The ut ups irst’ campaign is all about supporting seal pups, providing advice and vital information to the public and helping the Cornish Seal Sanctuary to continue its wor , however after a very di cult year, they need your help. ue to oronavirus, the team have been struggling with the ever growing costs and with the pup season now in full swing, they are as ing for your help to get them bac on trac to be able to continue their wor . n the three month long loc down from arch to June and now operating with limited capacity due to social distancing, they have seen losses of , much needed funding to get them through another busy pup season. A donation of any size would go such a long way, and help to protect the animals at The Cornish Seal Sanctuary that has been a huge part of Cornwall's heritage and an important animal rescue facility for over years.

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ewquay Zoo is a superb day out for all ages, whatever the time of year. It’s home to an incredibly diverse array of creatures great and small, offering visitors a real insight into the animal kingdom, and opening little ones’ eyes to the importance of protecting the natural world.

Currently all guests, including Annual Pass holders, must pre-book an entry date and time, in advance of their visit. Whilst Newquay Zoo has worked hard to ensure that it is a safe place to visit, please note that some parts may be closed for your safety. To see all current safety measures, visit the website.

Discover the world’s rarest species Located on the north Cornish coast, the zoo is a visitor attraction and conservation charity, one that allows you to get up close to many wonderful endangered species, including lions, lynx, lemurs, otters, red pandas, penguins and many more. Embrace the outdoors The autumn season is a beautiful time to get outdoors with the family and admire this stunning 13-acre zoo and the lush gardens within it. This is all while learning about the dozens of exotic animals, many of which are more active during the colder months. Children can also run wild in the two outdoor play areas!

Try and spot the zoo babies This year has seen something of a baby boom at Newquay Zoo! Throughout 2020, it has welcomed a tapir calf, red panda cub, Owston’s civet kitten, pademelon joey, crowned lemur infant, black necked swan cygnets, and twin armadillos! Many of these youngsters are now out and about and growing in confidence, bringing e tra oy to your zoo visit. Relax and recharge Finally, after a day spent out in the elements, you can refuel at the Café Lemur or the Lazy Lion Grill outlet, both serving takeaway food and drink – ideal for grabbing a spot of lunch, delicious cake or a hot drink.

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The Jewellery Workshop, Porthleven, continues to keep shelves stocked with stunning seasonal jewellery, much of which is made in-store!

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t only takes a quick scroll through the Porthleven Jewellery Workshop Facebook page to see that this harbourside boutique is a one-stop shop for anybody hoping to accessorise in style this autumn. The team is able to make in-house repairs in their very own on-site workshop, as well as offering strap and battery replacements for watches, a wide range of pearl and diamond jewellery (including wedding and engagement rings , alongside fine wristwatches and so much more. In fact, much of the jewellery on offer is made right there in the shop! In time for autumn, owners Paul and Clair are delighted to have recently taken stock of a huge collection of gorgeous Baltic amber. The perfect complement to the autumnal weather that has now well and truly replaced the balmy heights of summer, these amber pieces are typical of the wares that can be found here all year round. Alternatively, perhaps you’re in the market for something a little more bespoke? If so, The Jewellery Workshop has been specialising in unique, personalised items since the store’s inception in 2012, and it’s garnered a sterling reputation for secondto-none customer service and reasonable prices. Indeed, whether it’s a brand new item you’re planning to have made, or an old family heirloom that you’re hoping to have remodelled and thus treasured by the next few generations, Paul, Clair and their team

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BELOW You'll find a huge collection of Baltic amber now in stock, perfect for autumn

of experts are always on hand and happy to discuss your commission. Now serving customers with face masks and visors, in order to make for a safe and enjoyable shopping experience for all in light of the current circumstances, Paul tells us: “We clean the jewellery thoroughly, and all our customers are asked to use sanitiser before and after trying.” Which is ideal, because when you visit you’re sure to want to try on a few of the beautiful wares currently on display. Whether you’re on the hunt for a special gift this Christmas, or simply looking to treat yourself, you won’t be left disappointed after a trip to Porthleven’s Jewellery Workshop.

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ISN'T CANCELLED! With Christmas markets cancelled in line with government guidelines, Live Events South West launches its festive Buy Local campaign.

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uying Local has never been so important. With Christmas fast approaching, normally the festive season in Cornwall sees thousands of us oc to hristmas mar ets to en oy our great community and see and discover quality local gifts, and festive food and drin . The mar ets always provide memorable experiences for visitors, but also play a pivotal role in supporting the region’s business and the people behind them. Sadly, due to government guidelines, ornwall’s favourite hristmas mar ets, the owey hristmas ar et and Truro Winter Gift Fayre, have been cancelled for 2020, leaving traders feeling uncertain and visitors without a place to find their all important local quality Christmas gifts.

ƒ FURNISS BISCUITS The oldest and most cherished ornish biscuit brand since 1886. What better way to show you care this Christmas than with a gift of delicious Furniss biscuits, beautifully presented in their charming hristmas pac aging.

ƒ JOLI BOUTIQUE Joli Boutique love mix and match eco conscious hristmas health & beauty hampers. Products are carefully sourced to create luxurious yet sustainable gifts. From zero waste soaps, eco friendly dental solutions, natural sunscreen, stunning refillable ma eup, a bespo e hamper for everyone.

ƒ CAITILIN’S Unique quality textiles for you and your home, ma ing the perfect gift. anging from eco sandwich wraps and reusable facial scrubs, to oilcloth bags, tea towels and aprons. All handmade and designed with pride and care, from a little studio in Cornwall by the sea.

SURF KERNOW „ urf ernow is an eco friendly, surf fashion brand. ts ethically made, organic cotton clothing is inspired by the awesome waves and star beauty of ornwall’s unique coastline, and by the talented board riders who love (and live) to surf Kernow.

ƒ SILVER HARE JEWELLERY riginal eco friendly silver ewellery, designed and made by Gill Rose. All pieces are created with sustainability in mind, using recycled silver wherever possible and presented in an ethically sourced reusable cotton bag. The full range can be seen on the Silverhare website.

 TREGOTHNAN Tregothnan’s best selling lassic Tea has had a hristmas ma eover weet and fragrant anu a owers and spicy cinnamon have been added to Tregothnan’s smooth lassic Tea to create this warming, festive blend. ou will want every day to be Christmas once you’ve tasted this delicious combination yramid Tin addy pictured.

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LIFESTYLE owever, hristmas isn’t cancelled The organisers behind the owey hristmas ar et and The Winter ift ayre, ive vents outh West have launched the Buy Local Campaign, creating an online directory showcasing the best of what the region has to offer. Supported by Trenance hocolate, elpful olidays and us here at Cornwall Living, regular mar et goers and those wishing to support local businesses can see out and find their favourite local ornish hristmas gifts, festive food, and tasty tipples. The online directory of local traders, hosted on The owey hristmas ar et and The Winter ift ayre event websites, with categories for easy search and buy, is live now et your hristmas lists ready with a glass of your favourite drin and en oy discovering unique gifts for friends and loved ones while supporting local traders.

 ST IVES LIQUOR CO. St Ives Liquor Co. handcrafts a range of premium Cornish gins and liquors infused with St Ives’ soul; blending locally foraged and fresh botanicals for decidedly different spirits.

 KELTEK BREWERY et e cited for hristmas this year with elte Brewery’s Cornish Beer Advent Calendar. It contains a mix of 24 of tasty lagers and ales brewed in edruth, including two brand new cans, e Ansom’ A and ea un er’ ager.

‚ COUNTRY CORDIALS ulti award winning fruit cordials, fruit vinegars and coc tail sets handmade in small batches without any artificial sweeteners, colours, avours or preservatives. elicious with still or spar ling water, for sipping hot, and even better with prosecco and gin coc tails

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 SURREAL SUCCULENTS Surreal Succulents offers a unique range of indoor planted gifts from Terrariums to bespo e handmade pots, all filled with succulents grown in Cornwall. All gifts can be posted in it form or collected from the company’s nursery in Penzance.

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BE SURE TO BUY LOCAL With so much to choose from on the Buy Local directory, you could quite easily tick off your entire Christmas list in just a few clicks!

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Offering a unique alternative to the high street, Wadebridge’s Whitegoose & Co is a sanctuary of all things pretty. ABOVE A charming lifestyle boutique 

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ow in its fifth year of trading in Wadebridge, Whitegoose (&Co) has gone from strength to strength with a loyal following of lovely ladies (and the occasional gentleman!). Maggie, who owns Whitegoose, says “it should really be the Little Whitegoose” as it is the smallest shop she’s ever had. “But it is just the best! I intended to open a ‘Little White Shop’ based on my previous shops ‘The Romantic Englishwoman’, however after putting a rail of clothing in the shop, it just took off, becoming the ‘Goose’ it is today. I have the most wonderful team who love the clothes, jewellery and accessories and love our customers, who return time and time again.” After moving to Menorca in 2000, explains Maggie: “I opened a boutique in Mahon, the capital. Selling to a very cosmopolitan audience was a very different experience and I did my stock buying in Barcelona and Madrid, which was very exciting and improved my Spanish no end! However, having moved back to Cornwall in 2008 I quickly realised

that I had to have another shop, it’s just in the blood. It was the best decision I ever made. Wadebridge is a wonderful town, still having a great variety of individual shops and businesses, a place where people now they’ll find something a little different to the larger high streets.” Open Monday to Saturday, the Whitegoose opening hours are 10.30am to 3.30pm. A sanctuary of all things pretty, it provides discerning fashionistas the chance to peruse a range that’s colourful, comfortable, and as Maggie says, just a little bit different to the usual high street offering. Being Maggie’s 13th shop in the West Country, combined with her background in architecture and interiors, Maggie’s keen eye for detail is apparent throughout both the store and the ranges within. As Maggie puts it: “Come and pay us a visit – you won’t be disappointed.”

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A ONE-STOP Everything you need for the perfect Christmas – away from the madding crowd!

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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 immerse yourselves into the team’s new Enchanted Fairy Woodland? You’ll find a wonderful selection of baubles and decorations, in colour palettes ranging from soft pinks and golds, to sparkling turquoises and blues, thanks to a fabulous sea-themed displays. Not to mention 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

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Find an enchanting display of festive homeware

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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, including options with built-in lights, 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 the store’s Christmas stationery area, stocking charity Christmas cards, recyclable gift wrap, reusables bags and boxes, and much more. After all, Christmas gifts are only really festive if they’re beautifully wrapped! Open weekdays from 10am until 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, if you’re hoping to avoid the hristmas crowds whilst finding killer gift inspiration and ideas for your home and festive d cor, find ust elights on Commercial Road in Penryn, near Falmouth. Especially since the team is now offering click and collect!

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Here at the family run Bier Huis, we are passionate about sharing the dining & beer rituals that Belgium has to offer, with a refreshing splash of the Cornish Coast. Belgium is known for its incomparable brewing traditions & continuous beer flow. Coupled with delightful, luscious & comforting cuisine. Our diverse cellar collection allows you to indulge in the tremendous varieties composed by the country’s rich & captivating heritage - not to mention the charming glass collection. Add to this a delicious menu serving a wide range of traditional Belgian dishes – for lunch and dinner – and you have a menu that’s unique to the seaside town of St Ives.

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Festive Menu at The Terrace. Come together with friends and family, and kick start your Christmas celebrations with our festive menu at The Terrace. Pop the Prosecco and enjoy a special three course lunch or dinner for £30pp. Paired with beautiful panoramic views of Housel Bay.

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This year has certainly been a challenge for the team at Atishoo Gallery and Picture Framers, but it’s also been an opportunity to stop and take stock.

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fter the initial shock of being told to close the physical shop, explains Atishoo Gallery owner, Liz Hackney, “we quickly realised that this was the perfect time to expand our online offering. Although we’ve had a website for 20 years and an online shop for the past 10, not everything we sold was online. There just hadn’t been the time to photograph and upload the vast amount of art and crafts we had on display in the past. Now, almost everything that you see in our gallery is available online too, with options for national or local delivery, as well as local pick up for those customers who would rather not visit the shop in person during these strange times.” Not only did this help to maintain a small income during the three months Atishoo Gallery was closed, Liz reveals, “it also put us in a great place for the run up to Christmas, where our shopping habits will no doubt be very different this year!” Liz and co. also took the lockdown as a chance to change the way they offer their bespoke picture framing service: “As part of our Covid-19 secure risk assessment, we felt that moving to an appointments system would help with keeping staff and customers safe in the shop. It’s actually worked really

well and is something we will carry on even after the pandemic is over. Each customer is given a 30-minute or 60-minute consultation appointment, depending on how many pieces of work they want to frame. Customer feedback has been really positive, as they know there isn’t another customer hovering behind them waiting in the queue, and that they have the time to make decisions on their framing choices.” The gallery and shop is open from Tuesday to Saturday, but be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date opening times. If you’d like to request an appointment for framing, either give the gallery a call or drop the team an email. Finally, in the run up to Christmas, it’s well worth noting that Atishoo Gallery does get very busy with framing, so in order to avoid disappointment, we highly recommend booking early!

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On Display Showcasing local artists and art galleries

1. WAVE 7 GALLERY Oil on canvas by Vanessa Lannen

Wave 7 Gallery exhibits contemporary art and crafts. A host of stunning work can be found on display here, plus exhibitions by some incredible artists. Perfect for anybody who appreciates art across an array of mediums, the exhibition schedule at Wave 7 is constantly evolving, with artists from a multitude of disciplines displaying their work. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

17 POLMORLA WALK, WADEBRIDGE PL27 7NS 01208 880605 | www.wave7gallery.com

2. BESPOKE SURF

Handcrafted home decor by Michael Jenkin Michael’s hand-crafted designs are inspired by his love of surfing. With a passion for fine furniture, he creates all of his work from start to finish from selecting the raw timber right the way through to the application and bu ng at the end of the line. Head to the website to see more designs and check out personalisation options. 07856 594414 www.bespokesurf.co.uk

4. PADSTOW GALLERY

The Restless Seas by Paul Bennett An e hibition by renowned fine artist, Paul Bennett, which ran in September. With two very different inspirations, Paul explores the wild British coastline and aims to capture an idea of place with his semi-abstract seascape and landscape paintings. Whereas his abstract originals are looking more inward a realisation of mythical space and light.

3. DEAN MURPHY GALLERY Trebarwith Strand Seascape by Dean Murphy

Dean’s unique gallery, converted from a cargo shipping container is within a short stroll of the beach at Trebarwith Strand. His stunning and versatile pieces are all inspired by his life in beautiful north Cornwall. Well known for his paintings of this location, Dean is a master of capturing the light on the water using oils and mixed media. Prints are available and commissions welcome. TREBARWITH STRAND NEAR TINTAGEL PL34 0HB 07935025438 | dean32murphy@gmail.com www.deanmurphyart.co.uk

PADSTOW GALLERY, 11 LANADWELL STREET, PADSTOW PL28 8AN 01841 533435 | www.padstowgallery.co.uk

5. LISA HARKER QUIRKY ART ancing With the utter ies by Lisa Harker

Artist Lisa Harker always dreamt of moving to Cornwall. Now, having been here for more than a decade, she draws inspiration from the beauty of her surroundings. Her work, which features lots of colour, has a simple style and much of it depicts hearts and owers. She uses an unusual technique of piping paint onto canvas and wood to create 8 PYDAR MEWS, TRURO TR1 2UX 07932 086733 | harkerlisa@hotmail.com texture and depth. Why not see it for yourself at Lisa’s gallery in Truro? www.lisaharkerart.co.uk

6. VINCENT BASHAM STUDIO/GALLERY The Beach by Vincent Basham

Open from 10am to 4pm daily, Vincent Basham’s purpose-built studio in Wadebridge sits adjacent to his home, which has far-reaching views over the Camel Estuary. He takes his inspiration for his seascapes from the wonderful Cornish coast, and is happy to take on commissions or reproduce any of his paintings from his website in sizes of your choice. HALGWELVA, TREVANSON ROAD, WADEBRIDGE PL27 7HD 07836 244983 www.vincentbasham.co.uk

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7. THE WENDY PARKYN STUDIO GALLERY

Walk to Stepper by Wendy Parkyn

A working studio displaying a large selection of landscapes and seascapes by professional artist Wendy Parkyn. Here you’ll find traditional and modern paintings across a variety of media. Displaying oils, pastels, acrylics and watercolour, the gallery is open all year e cept between th of July and 3rd of August, and during her annual solo exhibition at the adstow nstitute dates to be confirmed . CARLUMB FARM, ST MINVER PL27 6RG 07732 028609 www.wendyparkyn.co.uk

8. CSCAPE ART

Abstract Sails by Sarah Blakey Sail Loft Emporium (antiques and collectables), The Craft Kiln (Cornish crafts) 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 available at the gallery. See website for winter opening hours.

9. ALCHEMY TILES

“When we have each other we have everything” by Mel Chambers From individual tiles to bespoke itchens, bathrooms and fireplaces, Alchemy Tiles uses ancient 13th century inlay techniques to individually hand carve, rather than paint, inspiring images and words into beautiful bespoke and unique creations. Each handmade tile is held eternal in earth and time. Commissions welcome.

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

THE STUDIO, GOLDMARTIN GARAGE, SAMPYS HILL, MAWNAN SMITH, FALMOUTH TR11 5EW 07768 193848 | info@melchambers.com www.alchemytiles.com

10. THE COWHOUSE GALLERY Evening Sky by Anne Boss

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

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.

11. C.J. MCLINTOCK ILLUSTRATION

Loe Bar Kayaks by Caitlin McLintock Porthleven based illustrator and artist, Caitlin McLintock, has been honing her skills in watercolour and in since finishing her degree in . er signature style focuses on isolating a limited colour palette before crosshatching textured details with a pen. Caitlin began exploring this process when capturing the landscapes surrounding where she grew up, before moving onto sub ects such as wildlife and portraiture. ou can find out more about Caitlin’s work on her website. cjmclintockillustration@gmail.com www.cjmclintock.co.uk

12. STEVE SLIMM STUDIO

Beneath Godrevy Cliffs by Steve Slimm As a follow-up event for anyone unable to make it in September (and those who wish to return), Steve is hosting a weekend Open tudio on th and th ovember. ictured is a delicate mixed-media work on paper cm cm, one of many e uisite smaller pieces on show in Steve’s large

dedicated exhibition space. Feel free to drop in without appointment or obligation to buy, and look at out for his work in Porthleven at The Harbourside Refuge restaurant. THE OLD FACTORY STUDIOS, NEAR PRAA SANDS CROSS ROADS TR20 9RA 07968 979367 www.transcendentalexpressionism.com

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THE VALUE OF TIME Cornwall Hospice Care reflects on the importance of having time to get to know patients and their families.

ABOVE Ward Sisters Lou and Sally 

BELOW At Cornwall Hospice Care, everybody plays a vital role

“Everyone plays a vital part in getting it right for our patients,” Sally continues. “Our volunteers often get chatting with patients and their families when serving meals or delivering owers. The chefs sit with patients and try to find ways of enticing them to eat. The house eepers are often in patients’ rooms for longer periods of time and they too get in to conversation. Between us all we build up a picture so we can care for the individual and appreciate the little things that can make their stay very special.” Lou Ranford says the individualised approach also helps break down the myths about hospice care: “With time and our team approach we can help change people’s minds about hospices, showing them they’re open, airy, happy places. Once here we see people relax, feel at ease and comfortable and there’s nothing better than that feeling of having successfully addressed someone’s concerns.”

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ime was the theme for Cornwall Hospice Care when the Cornish charity marked national Hospice Care Week. Under the title of ‘We have the time to ’, the charity’s two Ward isters re ected on having time to get to know their patients and their families. Lou Ranford is the Ward Sister at St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle: “It’s about having time to spend with the patients so we can really get to know them. We look at how we manage a patient’s symptoms and how we can support their family, so we can help them achieve their end goal, whether that be going home or having quality time in the hospice.” Sally Davies, Ward Sister at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell, adds: “A relative once said to me that they believe impressions are made within the first ten minutes of meeting people and arriving at a new place. It means you’ve got a very short time to make a good impression. It’s vital that we put the patient first so they know they’re important and that we’ve got as much time as they need. It’s about recognising when someone needs help to settle, finding them a peace. t’s also about giving the family the time to hand the care over to us, so they can return to being a husband, wife, parent, child.”

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hether you live in Cornwall, or regularly holiday in the county, it is very likely you will have spotted the Cornwall Air Ambulance ying overhead on a mission. The charity’s new red and yellow helicopter is unmistakable and often turns up in unexpected places, even on occasion in someone’s back garden. You might have seen it land on the beach, on moorland or at the roadside, but what you don’t see is what happens ne t. ach year the helicopter ies on over 750 missions across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The critical care paramedics on board the air ambulance are tasked to the most seriously sick and injured patients in the county. So, when the helicopter lands on scene, that is just the start of the story.

In order to give the public an insight into the lifesaving service their donations provide, Cornwall Air Ambulance opened its doors to a film crew for a special documentary series. The 10-part show Cornwall Air 999 follows the charity’s critical care paramedics and pilots as they attend emergencies over the busy summer months. The series for digital TV channel, Really, focuses on real-life rescue situations, the patients helped by the aircrew and the effect Covid-19 has had on the service. “Lots of people see the helicopter out and about in the summer, but what they might not be aware of is that we are a charity,” says Air perations cer, teve arvey. “Cornwall Air Ambulance relies on public donations to y these missions and reach people in their moment of need. So, as a charity it is important to raise awareness about the types of incidents we attend, and how vital

the service is here in Cornwall. But it is equally special for our supporters to be able to see first hand the service they are funding and the difference they make to people’s lives.” When the red phone rings at the charity’s airbase near Newquay, no one knows what or where the next emergency will be. Capturing film footage of real life rescues, often in very challenging situations, was the task for Wadebridge-based Beagle Media. A camera operator followed the crew on daily shifts over the summer, travelling to scene in the helicopter alongside the aircrew. Along with this, cameras were fitted into the helicopter and paramedics wore bodycams to capture different types of footage on scene. For Steve, being in front of the camera is no new experience. In over 10 years with Cornwall Air Ambulance, he has previously featured on television shows about his work as part of the aircrew, which includes leading a team of 10 paramedics. “It becomes second nature wearing the cameras and you do forget they are there; on scene our focus is solely on helping our patient,” says Steve. “I think viewers will enjoy seeing some of the environments we land in, the novel ways in which we sometimes have to reach a patient and how we work together as a team to provide the best possible care. We are also in the fortunate position of enjoying the views of Cornwall from the air every day, so it’s nice to be able to share that too.” The series follows the aircrew from the moors of west Penwith, to the beaches of the north Coast and even over the border into Devon, covering emergencies such as road tra c collisions, serious falls and agricultural incidents. Paula Martin, Chief Executive of Cornwall Air Ambulance, says: “What our critical care team do is amazing; they are there for people in their absolute moment of need, providing lifesaving emergency care. This year they have had an even greater challenge than normal responding to incidents during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are delighted that viewers across the country will be able to see this first hand, to understand the difference Cornwall Air Ambulance makes to families and how important it is to support the charity. It’s going to be a very exciting watch.” Cornwall Air 999 starts on Discovery’s Freeview digital TV channel Really on Tuesday 3rd November, 9pm.

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Truro City, Cornwall Rare opportunity to acquire a Georgian town house that has not been on the market for 25 years, in one of Truro’s most prime city centre locations with parking and coach house towards the rear, in need of renovation. Six/Seven Bedrooms/Offi ce. Four Reception rooms. Ample parking. Utility and storerooms.Orangery. Period Features. Lots of character. Mature rear garden. Grade II Listed.

Guide £1.05 million | 4071 sq ft

Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall Spacious detached house built in 2014 to exacting specifi cations, with far-reaching views over Mawgan Porth. Spacious open-plan living spaces, sitting room and study. Three double bedroom suites, Off-road parking, integral garage and further single garage. Landscaped gardens with sheltered terraces and views.

Off ers IEO £1 million | 2,770 sq ft | EPC = B

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Mawnan Smith, South Cornwall A stunning, architect-designed unique Scandinavian/Oriental infl uenced waterside property with private quay and tidal mooring.Open plan living spaces with spectacular river views to Port Navas Creek. Spacious accommodation over three fl oors. Five bedrooms, Four bathrooms (Three en suite). Gardens and woodland of approximately 0.89 acres. Integral double garage plus space for additional vehicles and boat storage. EPC = C

Guide ÂŁ1.95 million | 2875 sq ft | EPC = C

St Mawes, South Cornwall A characterful, immaculately restored, Grade II Listed waterside cottage set on Lower Castle Road, just moments from Tavern Beach and the centre of this iconic Roseland village. Prime location within level walking distance of local amenities. A perfect lock-up and leave with strong holiday letting potential, Modernised accommodation, retaining many period features throughout. Two bedrooms and two shower rooms. Beautifully fitted kitchen, spacious reception room and utility room.

Guide ÂŁ795,000 | 1029 sq ft

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St Issey | £550,000

This wonderfully contemporary detached residence features bespoke, high specification fixtures & fittings, four double bedrooms & four stylish bathrooms - conveniently situated within 400 yards of the stunning sandy beach at Trevone Bay. EPC C

Trevone | £1,200,000

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A modern frontline three bedroom residence with truly spectacular far reaching views across a swathe of beautiful North Cornish coastline & out to sea, offering contemporary accommodation, enclosed garden & parking with views as far as the eye can see. EPC C

Port Isaac | ÂŁ575,000

This traditional & spacious two bedroom cottage is positioned a short walk from the picturesque harbour of Padstow, offering an individually styled interior with many original features & a larger than expected stunning private garden. EPC E

Padstow | ÂŁ595,000

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A fine detached three bedroom and three reception former village post office, beautifully updated and extended. Large garden with insulated, double glazed cabin, parking and garage. Superfast broadband. EPC Commissioned.

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Greenbottom near Truro SECLUDED SEVENTEEN ACRE SMALLHOLDING ON EDGE OF TRURO A real gem of a property in a completely private location and extremely hard to find in today’s market. Extended detached period house, very extensive outbuildings with potential and approximately seventeen acres of land. Located at the end of a very long lane and within close proximity of Richard Lander School, Truro College, Treliske Hospital and with good road links to Truro, the A30 and Falmouth. EPC - E

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L ight up A LIFE  ABOVE This year's 'Light Up a Life' event will be held virtually

TOP Cornwall Hospice Care aims to raise £250,000 through Terry's Bed Appear

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but for some whose loved ones have passed away, it can be overshadowed by a sense of loss.

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ornwall Hospice Care’s annual ‘Light Up A Life’ event is about remembering those who have died, celebrating their lives and taking time to re ect on happy memories. This year the charity has had to change its plans as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Light Up A Life event will be held virtually. ilmed at Truro athedral, this magnificent building will be lit up with candles representing all the lives being remembered across ornwall. t’s an opportunity to oin together virtually to grieve and to celebrate the lives of our lost loved ones, says fundraiser, li oare. There’ll be readings, messages of support, songs and dedications to those who have passed away. The virtual event will be broadcast in early ecember and people can ma e their dedications in remembrance of their loved ones throughout ovember. There’s a special page on our website where you can tell us about the person or people you want to remember and make a donation in their honour, continues li. All the money we

raise this year will be going to Terry’s ed Appeal, which aims to raise £250,000 to keep a bed at each of our two hospices open for the next six months while we cope with the restrictions the pandemic has placed on us. Terry was cared for at ount dgcumbe Hospice in St Austell during lockdown and during this time he talked about what had happened to him and what being cared for at the hospice meant to him. When he new the very bed he was in was at ris of closing he wanted to help and wrote a letter in which he said When needed it, when was feeling frightened and disturbed, this beautiful place had a bed for me and it felt li e a gift. ’d be devastated if my bed closed. adly, Terry died, but his legacy is an appeal that will help Cornwall Hospice Care to continue offering support to terminally ill patients and their families.

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