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ith plenty of time to explore over the last year, I have come to the conclusion that Cornwall is one big adventure playground! It’s a given that Cornwall’s beaches offer up world-class beach and reef breaks, making it a surfing ecca for many. However its uiet coves and natural sea pools invite a gentler ocean past time, wild swimming, and with water clarity to rival the finest e otic dive locations e ploring beneath the waves is a oy. ot a waterbabe o problem. With over miles of coastline Cornwall affords endless cliff walks along the South West Coast Path, as well as many inland, countryside paths to explore. And for those who prefer two wheels, the Duchy’s cycle trails offer safe and en oyable rides for all. Turn to page 22, to read this month’s cover feature and to get some great ideas on how to plan your next outdoor adventure. o edition of Cornwall Living would be complete without taking a look at some of the prestigious property currently on the market. From page 31, let us do the legwork while you house hunt from the comfort of your armchair. And talking of homes, this month sees the return of the ever-popular Cornwall Home and arden Show from th to th une. We’ve got an e clusive preview of some of the fantastic e hibitors as well some news ahead of this year’s show, so you can plan your day and not miss out on a thing. Turn to page 53 for the lowdown. As ever, we also have holiday homes to delight (from page 73), interiors to excite (from page 40) and works of art to inspire (from page 91). ...happy reading!

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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

Dream homes by the sea

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Our favourite Cornish stays A window into Cornwall's art scene

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Living the dream

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Sustainable Scandi style

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Back with a bang

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Something to be proud of

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What's your style?

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Bring the spa home

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Keep your cool

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A place to grow

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Rural relaxation

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A world beneath your feet

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Know your history!

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Ocean adventures

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Going on an adventure?

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Nurture by nature

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Inspiring the artisan

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Shining bright

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A great British tradition

A trip to Christie's Furniture With Acorn Property Group Introducing Cloudberry, Falmouth The latest from HBH Woolacotts From Cornish Cabinet & Joinery Co New from Cornwall Floor Care With Kernow Springs

Preparing for a busy summer season? With Cornwall Trade and Investment At Bodrugan Barton Pay a visit to Carnglaze Caverns At the Museum of Cornish Life Explore Cornwall on the water Then be sure to gear up!

At Kernow Adventure Park The stunning work of Jo Downs A hidden gem in Porthleven National Cream Tea Day is coming!

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News & views KEEP IN THE LOOP AT WWW.CORNWALL-LIVING.CO.UK

Ready for the new normal?

Getting set for

the season ahead

As restrictions gradually lift over the next few months, and more people receive their first and second vaccinations there finally seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel here in the UK. But the return to some sort of normality also heralds a return to work, and many people are realising that the traditional nine to five’ and all that comes with it ust isn’t for them anymore.

redundancy or furlough. For others, it came from a desire to remain active, putting their time to good use to develop passions and hobbies or repurpose existing skills into a new business. For many, it simply provided an opportunity to realise a dream of starting something of their own.

atest figures published by the ce for National Statistics show that the number of new companies created in the UK soared in the second half of 2020, as people used their time at home to develop and start a business, motivated by various circumstances and reasons.

Whatever their motivation, one thing these new entrepreneurs agree upon is that having the right support behind you is essential. So if returning to a regular nine to five’ has lost its appeal, or you simply want to turn your hobby, passion or skills into a new business, utset Cornwall funded by the uropean Regional Development Fund, HM overnment and the utset Foundation offers a fully funded, award-winning support programme that can help you get started.

For some, their start-up began out of necessity to replace lost income through

For more information 01209 311063 or visit www.outset.org/cornwall

ouise West of perience Cornwall Tours is delighted to welcome tour guests back, as restrictions ease in ngland. “ ur first guests of the year will be oining us on our Heritage West Tour’ says ouise “which highlights Cornwall’s ining heritage in west Penwith an rea of utstanding atural eauty which also boasts SC status. In ouise’s opinion and ours ay to une is one of the best times of year to visit and e plore Cornwall with uieter roads and beaches. The sea is crystal clear as the water remains around to degrees Celsius which is too cold for plankton to bloom. This also makes this time of year the best for scuba diving and Cornwall has some fantastic wrecks and reefs to explore. To e perience Cornwall’s uni ue beauty heritage, culture and hospitality, be sure to book in with perience Cornwall Tours. s ouise says: “we promise it’ll be the highlight of your holiday For more information email bookings@experiencecornwalltours.co.uk or visit www.experiencecornwalltours.co.uk

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It’s no surprise that Cornwall features top on the staycation bucket list of according to holidaycottages.co.uk and with the holiday market looking considerably different to previous years given re it and the global pandemic this in u of visitors to the ewel of the south west is unlikely to change any time soon. With this in mind, Harriet Hammond decided it was time to launch Kernow ad tures. ffering a high-spec fully e uipped four-berth olkswagen campervan for hire with prices starting at ust per night, Harriet provides holiday makers a uni ue way in which to e perience the uchy. “I spotted a gap in the market she e plains “where I can combine my personal e perience with my passion for Cornwall and all it has to offer.

I’m sure we’re not alone in doing a little celebratory garden dance now that we are allowed to socialise outdoors once more. utdoor dining is the ultimate way of sharing food and avours with your nearest and dearest, and with an outdoor kitchen it’s easy to transform the simplest of fayre into a veritable feast.

Pairing van hire with all the gear and knowledge to help tailor each client’s holiday to their personal tastes if you’re looking for a staycation with a difference, be sure to contact Harriet and start your own Cornish ad ture’

Heart, Smoke & Soal designs and builds bespoke outdoor kitchens using the very best e uipment. From lu ury Fire agic barbe ues stunning adai firepits and sleek Alfa pizza ovens, to modular kitchen units from Vlaze, and gazebos and garden buildings from The apa Company they have everything you need to achieve your ultimate al fresco cooking and dining space. You can also choose from a premium range of firewood to fuel your fire as well as selecting from a full range of barbe ue rubs and sauces to take your cooking to the next level.

For more information call 07375 905686 or visit www.kernowadvantures.co.uk

What’s more you can now view this wide range of outdoor living products,

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A bright and arty future

Vincent Basham announces

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2021 exhibitions

incent asham is a self-taught artist who specialises in seascapes predominantly using oil to capture the colours and movement of the sea. He was born in aldon sse in and educated at Thurstable School Tiptree where his love for painting first developed. incent lived in Cornwall in his early twenties which is when he gained his passion for painting seascapes. He moved back here in and now has a purpose built studio gallery ne t to his home which overlooks the Camel stuary. When he’s not in the studio incent can often be found walking the paths of the north Cornish coast which is where he finds his inspiration.

The namesake of a three-bearded rockpool fish in its hometown of St Ives Cornish retailer Whistlefish is this year celebrating its th anniversary. Founded by artist yn Thompson Whistlefish designs and prints stunning greeting cards art and stationery as well as providing the discerning shopper with a range of beautiful gifts especially perfect for those who hold Cornwall close to their heart. espite the challenges of the past year it is still a time for optimism at Whistlefish with the galleries all receiving a complete refresh in . Filled with beautiful wares designed by both e isting and e citing new artists who have oined the family wherever you are in the south west the team’s range of artisanal wares are never out of reach. dd to this the company’s plans for continued growth into and this is an e citing time indeed for Whistlefish For more information visit www.whistlefish.com

With several solo e hibitions planned this year at the Padstow Institute from th to th une th to nd uly nd to st ugust and th September to th ctober if you’d like to see more of his work like the pictured piece Ha y fternoon ight’ and speak to incent himself then be sure to pencil them in your diary. For more information call 07836 244983 or visit www.vincentbasham.co.uk

Blissful breaks await

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verlooking the white sandy beach and sparkling waters of the uintessentially Cornish fishing village of Coverack The ay hotel is perfectly positioned for those seeking the ultimate blend of sun sea sand and serenity. e it stand-up paddleboarding in the calm waters of the bay or e ploring the South West Coast Path with your furry friend in tow the dog-friendly ay hotel is the perfect base from which to en oy a i ard break. ther activities include kayaking and windsurfing with tuition available from the windsurfing centre at the harbour and you can even arrange sailing diving and fishing trips.

that the menu at The ay’s modern restaurant is ust the ticket for sating that sea-air appetite drawing on the most ethically sourced and seasonal Cornish produce with an organic selection of wines to match there’s really no better way to round off the day.

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News & views

Thinking of letting your

Cornish holiday home?

Wheal Martyn welcomes Kurt Jackson exhibition

Wheal artyn Clay Works in St ustell is delighted to present an e hibition by contemporary artist urt ackson which is on display from th ay to th September .

The tourism industry in Cornwall is buoyant to say the least, with visitors ocking to the uchy to en oy all that our great county has to offer. With that in mind and if you have a holiday home to let, it is now more important than ever that you are able to maximise your bookings. Toad Hall Cottages is one of the oldest and largest privately-owned holiday letting agencies in the industry. Since their first booking in the company has strived to offer holiday homeowners in the West Country the best level of service e pertise and peace of mind possible. In the years since they have grown and adapted embracing new opportunities and continuously re-invested to keep ahead of the crowd. Toad Hall Cottages believes having a local presence is key to successfully managing holiday properties so as they’ve grown they’ve invested in eight o ces throughout the West Country including

ackson’s work is fuelled by a long-standing interest in Cornwall’s e tractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape culture and heritage of Cornwall. The Clay Country’ exhibition is inspired by his time working in situ at ittle ohns China Clay Works observing workers e tracting and transporting china clay in the e traordinary manmade landscape. The e hibition includes new mi ed media paintings from tarpaulinsi ed canvases to small intimate studies.

three in Cornwall allowing them to serve each area with the same level of attention and local knowledge. The service is personal e ible and e tends to full property management covering everything from booking administration and marketing to weekly changeovers and property maintenance. In recent years they’ve won multiple awards and introduced market-leading innovations. Combining the hands-on support and unrivalled knowledge of local teams with the marketing power and e pertise of a leading agency Toad Hall Cottages have helped countless owners reap the benefits of their second home.

This exhibition will be displayed in the museum’s brand new gallery and is free with museum admission. For more information call 01726 850362 or visit www.wheal-martyn.com

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News & views What’s happening at The Grey Lurcher?

Fences that will stand the test of time

Despite the struggles faced over the past year, Julie Oats and the team at The Grey Lurcher in Falmouth have nevertheless remained incredibly busy. In fact, they are, as we write, preparing to launch a brand-new website at the beginning of May! “The lockdown has given us time to look at the business and opportunities to move things around,” says Julie. In fact, late last year they decided to open a pop-up shop at The Old Market in Chacewater. “That worked so well,” continues Julie, “that it has now become one of our permanent outlets. We are open daily in the market, and happy to drop any products from the Falmouth shop there for you to collect.” For Julie, the lockdown was also the obvious time to invest in online shopping. For the Grey Lurcher, this means a small, dedicated website, tailored to its most popular product lines, with a strong emphasis on click and collect. “We really like the customer interaction, and knowing your customers is essential in this changing

retail environment,” Julie explains. In fact, it’s fair to say that more people than ever have been shopping online – with their favourite high street stores closed for the lockdown – and this has had something of a permanent effect on the way people shop, even as we look to lose government restrictions. This makes now the perfect time for The Grey Lurcher to launch its online store, and Julie hopes that as customers become more confident this side of the business will only continue to grow.

With summer upon us, we all want to look forward to spending more time outdoors, and in 2021 this has never been truer. For many people, the tedious task of keeping the garden tidy, maintaining lawns, and fences can be all too time consuming, detracting from the joy that is being able to sit outside and enjoy your garden. ColourFence has been designed with this in mind. While the team may not be able to wash your patio or trim your hedges and they definitely won’t clean your BBQ!) these steel fences, which are guaranteed not to warp, crack, shrink, rot or peel, are maintenance free for 25 years – so no pesky annual repaints. They can also withstand winds of up to 130mph, taking the worry out of having to replace panels after the next storm! For more information call 01637 222578 or visit www.colourfencecornwall.co.uk

Enabling access to a wonderful array of products that, until now, have only been available in store, be sure to visit the new Grey Lurcher website and discover the carefully curated selection of wares that have made this store so popular on Falmouth’s High Street. For more information call 01326 618240 or visit www.greylurcherfalmouth.com

Add some colour to your life The team at Whitegoose are thrilled to have once again thrown open their doors, welcoming back their wonderful customers after a long, cold, and often lonely, winter. Now that spring is upon us, with summer just around the corner, owner Maggie is determined to help her customers live a life in colour: “We didn’t waste the time during the lockdown; we had the exterior of the little Goose re-painted, and I spent time sourcing new collections of our super colourful and eclectic clothing, jewellery, cushions and table

lamps. I’ve also resumed stocking French and Italian soaps.” In stock, Maggie and co have gorgeous silk and linen shirts, Breton stripe dresses, skirts and t-shirts from SUZY D, and coming soon, says Maggie, is a fabulous summer collection from One Life. To put it simply, if your wardrobe could use an injection of colour for the season ahead, be sure to pay Whitegoose in Wadebridge a visit. You won’t be disappointed! For more information call whitegooseandco 01208 815157 or visit

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Lunch with a view at The Terrace

Curio brings California to Cornwall

Cornish artisan distillery Curio has launched its brand-new range of hard seltzers in time for summer. Hard seltzers are the fastest growing drinks sector in the United States and have been for the past two years. The hard seltzer phenomenon is set to arrive in the UK this summer.

Next time you’re planning on walking a section of the stunning South West Coast Path on the Lizard peninsula, why not book a table for lunch at The Terrace at Housel Bay? With unrivalled sea views, this is a tranquil oasis from which to enjoy a dish from the new spring menu which showcases local, seasonal produce. Head Chef oseph Fallowfield tells us that: “The Lizard peninsula truly is a Mecca for stunning produce and, to an extent, that makes our job easy. It’s a joy to work with such incredible ingredients and create an experience that we cannot wait to share with you.” The restaurant will be re-opening for bookings from May 17th and there’s also the opportunity to sample a delicious afternoon tea. For more information call 01326 567500 or visit www.houselbay.com

Created from spirited sparkling water, husband and wife team, William and Rubina Tyler-Street’s inspiration for the new range has been the Cornish outdoor lifestyle. ubina e plains: “We wanted to create a drink to enjoy anywhere, from the beach to the back garden. There’s a word people in Cornwall use to describe the easy going Californian-esque outdoor lifestyle we lead in the county and that’s ‘Kernowfornia’, which sums this up and positions it perfectly for the post-lockdown way people want to enjoy the outdoors, socialising with friends and family. We have created a range of incredible avour combinations there is a avour for everyone to enjoy this summer.” Now available online and in independent stores, the range has been created to highlight a new interest in ‘wellbeing’ drinking choices. At its core is a 4.5% abv

alcohol based spirited sparkling water which is gluten free. The avourings are all natural, vegan friendly and with zero sugar, each 330ml can is only 84 calories which will keep the beach-ready body in shape. Curio, with no less than 15 awards, is famous for its innovative ideas and its focus on uintessential avour and the Curio Hard Seltzer range does not disappoint. The avour combinations are exceptional, including the delicate Peach and Rose, the warmth and zing of Rhubarb and Ginger, the sweet Pear and lder ower tropical fruity ango and the latest avour to be unveiled is the stunning Yuzu and Mandarin. With impactful packaging by Falmouth based design company Kingdom and Sparrow highlighting the beautiful colours and shapes of the avourings this new range is bound to be a major success. The range has also been packaged in aluminium cans for easy recycling. For more information call 07980 943391 or visit www.curiohardseltzer.co.uk

Discover the beauty beyond your doorstep Now is the time to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. Detach yourself from modern life, connect with your natural surroundings and discover the beauty beyond your doorstep. The lakes of the south west provide a much-needed escape from everyday life. These are beauty spots such as the Cornish lakes of Tamar near Bude, Siblyback near Liskeard and Stithians near Redruth, the idyllic Roadford on the edge of Dartmoor

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and the breathtaking Wimbleball on Exmoor. Hire a variety of watersports equipment, learn something new with an instructor or explore the lakes on bike or foot. Want to e tend your stay These five campsites provide the perfect base for your next family getaway. For more information visit www.swlakestrust.org.uk/activities

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Sustainable solutions

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At Cornish carpentry specialist, Scribe, the team believe that modern methods of construction have become quite unsustainable, despite national efforts, with long supply chains negatively impacting our environment. “We feel that a return to the use of locally sourced, recyclable, reclaimable and biodegradable building materials can make a positive impact on our ecosystem and economy here in Cornwall,” explains Managing Director, Michael Truscott. So what can you do? If you’re mindful of your impact on the environment and are undertaking a home improvement or self-build project, why not consider timber cladding? “Timber is completely carbon negative,” says Michael, “as it sequesters more carbon during its growth

Experience chic coastal living in a self-catering luxury lodge at Una St Ives this Autumn. A break at this time of year is perfect to beat the crowds and to explore the stunning trails and beaches around Carbis Bay and St Ives at your own pace. Feel the breeze and salt spray with a lesson at nearby St Ives Surf School, before returning to your stunning lodge, offering home from home comforts, a cosy log burner and a private garden for sunsetsoaked dining. Day visitors to the resort can enjoy Una Spa, the leisure club and popular awardwinning Una Kitchen, whether it’s a cappuccino, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for breakfast, a light lunch on the terrace after a gentle swim or a seasonally inspired cocktail to end the day. For more information call 01736 257000 or visit www.unastives.co.uk

than it requires to be felled, processed and installed, and more trees are planted to keep up with demand. High impact sustainable choices can be made during construction, and at Scribe, we help customers to make the best choices with these considerations in mind.” For more information call 01326 531686 or visit www.scribe-sw.co.uk

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Newquay and Truro Offering the largest charity shop chain in the county, Cornwall Hospice Care relies heavily on income from its stores to fund the care provided at its two Cornish hospices. Now the healthcare charity has opened new outlets in Moresk Road, Truro and Bank Street, Newquay. “Our shops have been closed for seven of the last twelve months,” explains Frazer Hopkins, Head of Retail at the charity. “That represents a huge loss of income and though our hospices at Mount Edgcumbe in St Austell and St Julia’s in Hayle, have remained open 24/7 we really need to start trading with determination.” “Newquay is a 21st century take on a traditional charity shop offering pre-loved clothing, books and bric-a-brac

in a spacious store where customers can shop safely and at a distance to others. At Truro, our new site is huge, having formally been a car showroom. Here we’ll be selling pre-loved furniture and providing a Donation Station to which people can bring their items.” For more information visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/ shop-cornwall/covid-19-latest-shopnews

Grab a bite al fresco at Boscastle Farm Shop Surrounded by National Trust farmland and less than 50 yards from the coast path, Boscastle Farm Shop is a dining destination for those who love their food with a view. Now re-opening for outdoor dining and afternoon tea, it’s the perfect place to go for anybody planning a day out in the Boscastle area, and with a café serving a homecooked menu available to eat in or take away that features exceptional local produce – including meats reared on the owners’ own farm – it’s also

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The award-winning, open-plan gallery in St Just, known for its world-class exhibitions, is currently displaying three shows, including two by renowned contemporary artist, Kurt Jackson. Wheat: From Plough to Plate sees Jackson trace the journey of a staple crop, wheat, from field to fork in a range of media spanning paint, sculpture and poetry. The Burn sees him explore this theme further, focussing on the area surrounding a 500 year-old Scottish water mill. nd finally Echoes of a Vanished World is a beautiful and fascinating photography exhibition of images from travels in Africa, South merica and the Pacific by celebrated explorer (and founder of Survival International) Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE. All three exhibitions can be viewed at the Jackson Foundation until August, and are also available online. For more information call 01736 787638 or visit www.jacksonfoundationgallery.com

Enjoy a traditional Cornish afternoon tea at the historic Falmouth Hotel, situated in prime position overlooking castle beach. Indeed, you will be in good company alongside some of the greats, including Beatrix Potter, Simon Le Bon, prime ministers and even royalty. It’s not for no reason that this iconic and history stay is known fondly as the ‘Grand Dame’ of Falmouth! With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that the team take great care in serving up one of England’s all-time favourite culinary traditions. On your visit, you can expect warm, freshly baked, crumbling scones, served alongside locally made preserves and lashings of Cornish Rodda’s clotted

cream, as well as a selection of traditional sandwiches and homemade cakes and pastries, all accompanied by a traditional pot of tea or coffee. Fresh, local and homemade produce make this a truly gastronomical delight. The idyllic setting and stunning Victorian architecture make it one of the most iconic hotels in the county. If the sun is shining, enjoy your tea on the manicured lawns with the famous Pendennis Castle perched on the headland, or sample one of the many dining areas, all with far-reaching views and a historical ambience. For more information visit www.falmouthhotel.co.uk

Bring the outside in with Wild Tipi Wild Tipi are firm believers that their stunning tipis belong in nature, and it’s fair to say that if the past year has taught us anything as a society, it is that outdoors is far better than in! As we transition back to being together after lockdown, Wild Tipi are heartened by the amount of enquiries from businesses determined to bring the outdoors in and the inside out, which is why

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their business is expanding with an additional three Giant Tipis! Available to hire to accommodate the increased demand in outdoor spaces throughout the south west, the team are excited to be working with some incredible businesses this year, all doing their utmost to ensure the safety of their visitors. For more information call 07714 738022 or visit www.wildtipi.co.uk

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A hidden gem Hotel Meudon has just reopened under new ownership, and after an extensive stylish refurbishment across the whole hotel. With its doors open, the team are ready to welcome guests and day visitors to experience its 8.5 acres of subtropical gardens and beautiful hotel, all of which are hidden away along a quiet country lane in Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth. nce your e plorations are finished the remainder of the day can be spent relaxing in the hotel garden or enjoying a tranquil beauty treatment. Then enjoy a sundowner cocktail on the terrace followed by dinner, selecting from the newly-created menu that celebrates Cornwall’s bountiful larder. For more information call 01326 250541 or visit www.meudon.co.uk

Now that restrictions are easing, many of us are making plans to travel abroad, either for work or pleasure. However, with certain Covid travel constraints still in place, it can be challenging to get everything in place to allow you to y. Luckily, Dr Stolte and his team at MEDfacials in Truro have set up sister company, Rapid Health Test, to provide the necessary certification before and after you travel abroad. Rapid Health Test is currently the only government-approved clinic in Cornwall to offer same-day PCR tests with Fit to Fly Travel Certification. It is also one of only a handful of government-approved clinics that can provide two and eight-day test results for returning travellers. Appointments are available in the Truro clinic or from your own home,

with results back in as little as 30 minutes. Quote ‘Cornwall Living’ to receive £10 off your PCR testing. For more information call 01872 229740 or visit www.rapidhealthtest.com

Treating each project as if it were their own Now over two years since its inception, West Coast Architecture is going from strength to strength. The focus for this young, vibrant and passionate architecture practice is private residential projects. Lead Arcitect Antonio Sánchez, explains that it is “our personal and friendly approach that has become something of a selling point to our clients.” Working with both private self-builders that wish to build their own extension or new build, to developers looking for a full technical design for their projects, a collaborative approach has proved to be hugely successful. Covering all elements of the process including concept designs, planning applications and building control, and with an ever-expanding portfolio of residential clients, it is evident that the team’s passion for good design is what is helping this Newquay-based studio to grow.

For more information call 07453 672432 or visit www.westcoastarchitecture.co.uk

A spring to remember for Mike Lacey Mike recently returned to the waters of Cornwall to get some new photos, and just happened to get surrounded by the most incredible gentle giants of the sea, basking sharks “I was out at Porthcurno when suddenly these massive shapes started appearing around me says ike. “It was the most unbelievable experience. They are completely harmless and feed only on the plankton owing in the ulf Stream, but their size can be intimidating and make for some truly humbling moments when you’re so close.”

Having never been so close, Mike seized the moment to capture these stunning images of them before they left our beautiful coastline. To celebrate, he has created a signed and numbered, limited-edition run of 18x6 triple prints, available framed for £85. There is both a full colour and black and white version, with only 100 of each being made available, and Mike will be donating 10% of sales to the Marine Conservation Society. For more information call 01326 368369 or visit www.wavesgallery.co.uk

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As we all look forward to spending more time outside with our friends and family, many will be looking to visit Cornwall’s best bars and eateries. If you’re in or around Wadebridge, then we highly recommend The ittle in Shack “ s a Cornishman I think it’s really important that we celebrate Cornish innovation,” says shop owner, Neil, which is why he and the team are now welcoming guests to sit outside and enjoy their new and extended range of Cornish tipples. Perfect for anybody hoping to make the most the spring with their nearest and dearest, we can think of few better ways to spend an afternoon beneath the Cornish sun.

If you’ve yet to fi your lockdown hair-do then you’ll be pleased to hear that DeModa in Redruth – arguably one of Cornwall’s most certified organic hair and beauty salons – is now open. This award-winning salon recently scooped an impressive string of awards in the Devon and Cornwall category of the 2020 National Salon Awards. These included ‘Best Colour Salon’, ‘Best Salon for Hair Extensions’, ‘Most Sustainable Salon’, and ‘Marketing Trailblazer of the Year’. Add to this the fact that in-salon stylist, Martine, won ‘Stylist of the Year’, ‘Barber of the Year’ and ‘Best Colourist of the Year’ at the same awards, as well as a national Silver award for ‘Stylist of the Year’ and national Bronze award for ‘Hair Extension Specialist of the Year’, and for anyone still contending with ‘lockdown hair’, an appointment with DeModa comes highly recommended! For more information call 01209 843446, visit www.demodabeauty.com, or follow demoda_salon on Instagram

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Exploring the coast Your stay at Polurrian on the Lizard can be as laid back or as action packed as you wish this summer. Looking for something new to try? We recommend booking a session with Lizard Adventure who offer escorted activities such as kayaking, coasteering, paddle boarding and rock climbing during your stay. Or, if you’ve always fancied a go at surfing this is your year; plan a visit to Poldhu beach and Dan Joel’s Surf School. For guests who wish to explore the hidden coves and stunning landscape at their own pace, the hotel has its own beach, plus the South West Coast Path is located at the bottom of the hotel garden, offering access to multiple trails towards Lizard Point or Poldhu - why not ask the hotel to put a picnic together for you to enjoy on your Cornish adventure?

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think we can all agree that after a year of lockdowns and restrictions on our daily lives, as we look forward to a not-so-distant future when things might return to normal, nothing sounds quite as inviting as time spent out in Cornwall’s great outdoors. Indeed, from walking our favourite stretch of the South West Coast Path to surfing from wakeboarding to freefalling what better to way awaken our senses Outdoor adventures provide us with a wide range of physical and mental benefits too. utdoor physical activity boosts our endorphins and helps to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, whilst, at the same time, increasing our self-esteem and self-confidence.

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With all of that in mind, and to help get you in the spirit of adventure we break down ust a selection of the activities you could be en oying this spring and summer in Cornwall and where better to start than metres high above the biomes of the den Pro ect on ngland’s longest and fastest ipwire ased on the den site Hangloose dventure hanglooseadventure.com offers thrill seekers no fewer than six ways in which to get the blood pumping. Take the aforementioned Skywire be that forwards or backwards or test your balance with the Skytrek high-rope course. Alternatively, you can e perience a breathtaking freefall with ravity or have a go on ig ir which is, really, exactly what it says on the tin. You can even experience a 33-foot fall on The rop’ but be warned it’s not for the fainthearted. With e tensive Covidmeasures in place Hangloose dventure offers visitors a safe, fun, and truly memorable day out the kind we could all use after the year we’ve been through

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From one extreme to the other, if you’d rather remain close to ground level, exploring Cornwall on two wheels is another great way to en oy our county’s great outdoors. The Camel Trail near Padstow and Wadebridge is the obvious place to start offering a family friendly cycle alongside the Camel stuary with delicious foodie options at either end. Lesser known trails include the Coast to Coast’ trail running as you might expect, from the north to the south coast, starting at Portreath to the north and finishing at evoran to the south. The main trail runs for miles through Scorrier Woods, the Poldice Valley and alongside the stunning Restronguet Creek, making it a superb choice for those hoping to soak up the best of Cornwall’s coast and

countryside. The trail is almost entirely purpose-made for cyclists but does include some country lanes. Another popular choice and one which you’ll also find on the Cornwall Trails website cornwalltrails.net is the reat Flat ode. This circular route of around seven miles includes some challenging terrain but it does take you through some of Cornwall’s most iconic ‘mining country’. Named after a two-mile long ‘lode’ of tin ore that was discovered in the area during the s this trail is perfect for cyclists who are fascinated by Cornwall’s relatively recent industrial heritage. Passing by the remains of the engine houses time spent here transports you back to a time when the area would have been abu with the sounds of industry.

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over the Atlantic. From here, the rest is downhill, and if you don’t see the beach caf of Poldhu you’ll almost certainly be drawn by the smells drifting out from the kitchen. Whilst you’re there, why not try your hand at surfing Thanks to an oel Surf School danjoelsurf.com kids and adults alike can take a lesson in riding the waves, or alternatively hire boards and get stuck in an oel’s is but one of many surf schools to call Cornwall home. In fact, wherever you are if there’s surf nearby chances are you’ll find a school to match. withian for instance, is renowned for its waves, and sure enough anybody eager to learn can do so thanks to lobal oarders turn to page 103 for a chance to win a family surf lesson . There are also some fantastic schools in St Ives stivessurfschool.co.uk Perranporth perranporthsurfschool. co.uk Pol eath wavehunters.co.uk to name ust a few.

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DISCOVER MORE Seeking adventure on the Lizard? Then look no further than Lizard Adventure! Take the chance to forget the virtual world and re-connect with reality, with activities including sea-kayaking, rock climbing, coasteering and paddleboarding. www.lizardadventure.co.uk

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If you’d prefer to leave the bikes in the garage and instead strike out on foot, then who could blame you The South West Coast Path southwestcoastpath.org.uk has seemingly endless miles of rugged landscapes, awash with life and colour and ust waiting to be e plored. ne of our personal favourites has to be on the Lizard peninsula, from Church Cove to Poldhu. Only a short walk, taking around minutes this is perfect for kids. In fact at Poldhu you can grab an ice cream or decadent hot chocolate or both from Poldhu each Caf . From the ational Trust car park at Church Cove simply follow the path to the beach look out for the church that gives the cove its name, and the remains of the Iron Age cliff castle above it before crossing the stream and walking across to the far side. Here you’ll find steps leading up the hill follow these to the top where you’ll be welcomed with the most sensational, panoramic views

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GEAR UP! If you need to kit yourselves out for an adventure this summer, be sure to head to Helston’s Edge of Adventure. Meeting the demand for good quality sports equipment, at The Edge of Adventure, you’ll find everything you’re likely to need. It could be surf boards and accessories, stand up paddle boards, power kites, wetsuits for the whole family, skateboarding gear, or even just a decent rucksack. Whatever it is, The Edge of Adventure can help, and with a coffee bar in-store, you can grab a delicious, baristaquality brew whilst the team helps you find it.

Much of Cornwall’s outdoor adventure activities revolve around the water but that’s not to say you have to go in the sea. In fact the county is also home to a number of companies and resorts offering adventures on the water in land. Take etallack esort Spa watersportscornwall.co.uk for instance. Here as the team says wetter means better n oy a guaranteed day of fun for the whole family, where the weather really doesn’t matter. Take to the waves on Cornwall's only surf simulator, FlowRider. Whatever your level, the experienced instructors will have you standing up and surfing in style in no time. Tick all the activities off your to-do list on the resort’s watersports lake; slip, slide and splash around the in atable ua Park carve up the lake wakeboarding on the . cable or for a change of pace, take a leisurely paddle on a stand-up paddleboard and simply soak up the views. Once you've had your fun in the water, cure your hunger and refresh yourself at the each Caf whilst still watching the action.

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nother superb venue is ia Ferrata viaferratacornwall. co.uk which offers epic adventures with views last seen nearly a century ago by local Cornish uarrymen. ased on the same site as charity F dventure with Via Ferrata, you can experience a uni ue ourney across the -acre site near Falmouth. Originating in the Alps during the First World War to enable troops to cross mountains a ia Ferrata is a climbing route like no other. With metal steps, suspension bridges and ip wires this is one of the most adrenaline-filled climbing activities you’re likely to find and when you combine it with the scenery of one of Cornwall’s reclaimed historic granite quarries, you have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable Cornish adventure.

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If you’re staying on the north coast near Port Isaac then why not instead book a day with Cornish ock Tors With years’ e perience running adventure activities in Cornwall, Cornish ock Tors cornishrocktors.com is one of the south west’s premier coasteering, sea kayaking stand-up paddleboarding and sea swimming centres. With the team of experienced guides and instructors, and with both coastal and sheltered inland venues to choose from Cornish ock Tors is situated in an rea of utstanding atural eauty and so comes highly recommended for anybody looking for a unique way in which to explore one of the most stunning parts of the county. In actual fact all of the above are superb ways to make the most of your time in Cornwall, and the activities we’ve mentioned are but a sample of what’s available. Whatever your ideal way to spend a day, whether it’s a relaxed walk, a family bike ride or an adrenaline-fuelled day of action you’re sure to find it here and we hope you’ll agree that when it comes to an outdoor adventure there are few better places to en oy one than here in the uchy.

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A sympathetic, four-bedroom conversion of a 19th century mill, in an outstanding rural position close to the north coast.

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xuding fabulous original character from the outside in, this handsome home is characterised by open beams, vaulted ceilings and gorgeous natural stone detailing. Combined with four bedrooms of contemporary accommodation, a large modern kitchen and stunning bathrooms (including two en-suites), the appeal of this 19th century mill conversion is immediately apparent as soon as you cross the threshold. The accommodation is split across three oors. Three of the four bedrooms are located on the second, each characterful in its own unique way, with two boasting outstanding rural views of the Cornish countryside. Down to the first oor and you’ll find a wonderfully sized sitting room that enjoys impressive rural views, with a large woodburner helping to keep things cosy during the colder months. The master bedroom, also on this level, boasts en-suite facilities including a shower room and a gorgeous freestanding bath – slightly elevated on its own platform.

THE GRANARY

GUIDE PRICE: £950,000

JACKIE STANLEY

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

INFORMATION Symp athetic conversion of a 19th century mill D ecep tively sp acious across three oors

Downstairs, the sizeable kitchen – complete with granite worktops, a range-style cooker and a wine cooler built into the large central island – leads out via French doors to the private Mediterranean style courtyard. To the right of the driveway you’ll also find an extensive area of lawn, which has been landscaped and planted with an abundance of colourful plants, shrubs and trees. Situated in a rural position on the edge of the picture-perfect and highly sought-after village of St Mawgan, The Granary is just three miles from the sand and sea of Mawgan Porth. The wider north coast is a paradise for foodies, explorers and watersport enthusiasts alike, with celebrity owned restaurants, seemingly endless miles of coastal walks, and some of the best sailing waters in the UK. Put simply, as more than ever are seeing the benefits of the Cornish lifestyle, with many choosing to swap their busy urban lives for the peace and tranquillity of the coast, The Granary represents the kind of lifestyle opportunity that’s becoming increasingly hard to come by.

I mp ressive contemp orary interiors Four double bedrooms, two en-suite Full of character f eatures Stone-built double garage Stone garden room Fabulous p rivate walled courtyard Additional 0.38 acres of landscap ed gardens

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A substantial five-bedroom residence with detached annexe, set in an elevated position offering fantastic, panoramic sea views across Falmouth Bay. almouth’s location is dominated by the ocean. Its world-class sailing waters and stunning beaches are complemented by a host of waterside eateries and a vibrant town. The lifestyle here is nothing short of spectacular and whether you en oy watersports or fishing a walk along the South West Coast Path or a day at the beach all are within easy reach from Plain Sailing. This is a spacious home that occupies a commanding position providing panoramic sea views. Located on the outskirts of the town close to the beach at aenporth and surrounding coastal walks its generous gardens have a editerranean feel with mature palms standing sentinel at the edges of its well-kept private lawns. Step inside and you’ll find a sun room that runs the full width of the property accessible from both the kitchen and

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sitting room. This makes for the perfect entertaining space as guests can spill out on to the patio and the lawns beyond. hallway links all of the ground oor rooms and you’ll find a private study that overlooks the garden at one end as well as a bedroom that could be used as an additional home o ce currently a very popular requirement. The master en-suite bedroom also on this oor has doors opening out on to the patio for enjoying a morning coffee with the paper. The top oor has a further three bedrooms and coupled with a detached anne e ample parking and an e tensive storage cellar area under the main house makes for an expansive family home.

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4 TRENANT CLOSE A versatile and spacious family home in the ever-popular village of Polzeath.

INFORMATION Sought-af ter, north coast location Five-minute walk to P olz eath beach via an of f -road f ootp ath M aster bedroom with sea views Six f urther bedrooms Two f amily bathrooms L arge op en p lan kitchen/ dining room and sep arate sitting room Of f -street p arking f or up to f our cars D etached single garage Ap p roved p lanning p ermission f or a contemp orary house

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he north Cornish coast offers the ultimate in Cornish lifestyle, with its golden sand beaches surfing and safe bathing. Polzeath, in particular, is a much sought-after coastal location. The immediate area also offers wonderful walking country over National Trust land with superb coastal scenery, as well as two golf courses – the renowned St Enodoc Golf Club and The Point at Polzeath. The village itself boasts a number of excellent places to eat and drink, all within walking distance of 4 Trenant Close. Its enviable location is only a five-minute walk from the beach close enough to enjoy all that it offers, yet far enough away, in its elevated position, to enjoy a more peaceful setting. This spacious property, with the accommodation set over two oors en oys e cellent sea views from the upper oor. The large open-plan kitchen/dining room provides excellent space for family dining or entertaining with a separate sitting room for evenings by the open fire. There are seven bedrooms and two bathrooms. Currently occupied as a main residence, what sets this property apart, and for those looking to create the ultimate modern coastal living space, is the detailed planning permission that is in place. This would provide reverseliving accommodation with a sitting room running the length of the first oor maximising the sea views towards Polzeath beach from a large terrace and providing an exciting opportunity to create a dream home in north Cornwall.

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OIEO: £1.1M

JOHN BRAY AND PARTNERS 01208 862601 sales@johnbrayllp.co.uk www.johnbraysales.co.uk

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A NEW STANDARD Recently sold by Shore Partnership, luxury property development Ocean Walk stands as testament to Cornwall’s burgeoning property market.

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s specialists in Cornwall’s luxury property market, Shore Partnership has seen a huge rise in demand for top-end Cornish homes. With restrictions lifting and more people e changing city and o ce life for less restrictive work-from-home living, why wouldn’t your destination of choice be Cornwall? Its stunning beaches, incredible countryside and an excellent food culture is drawing buyers from far and wide. Ocean Walk is the perfect example of why discerning buyers are looking to purchase in the Duchy. This exclusive development of five coastal homes set in the vibrant seaside village and popular surfing and holiday destination, of Perranporth, offered buyers the opportunity to live in a sought-after location, with the beach just a short walk away and a village centre offering plenty of amenities, along with some great places to eat and drink. Connectivity to the wider UK and Europe from here was also a strong selling point, with Cornwall Airport Newquay offering ights to Heathrow atwick and the north of ngland along with regular ights to Spain and Portugal (during non-Covid times), as well as a nearby mainline rail link to London Paddington. The properties themselves were designed with their location in mind. With the added

security of a gated entrance, outside stores for bikes and surfboards, outside space and all properties with access to an electric car charging point, they ticked all the boxes when it came to modern living. Internally, inspirational designs and attention to architectural detail, resulted in generous proportions, full-height glazing and expansive kitchen/dining rooms with access to a courtyard garden, plus a separate sitting room with access to a full-width balcony. It goes without saying that kitchens and bathrooms were furnished to the highest standards and uality fittings were apparent throughout. With added touches such as spacious balconies, air source heat pumps and under oor heating it meant that these homes were snapped up the moment they hit the market. So, if you’re a developer, looking to relocate to the Duchy, or indeed are looking to sell your Cornish home, then Shore Partnership are on-hand with a winning combination of experience and expertise.

SHORE PARTNERSHIP

School House Ofice, Market Street, Devoran TR3 6QA 018 72 48 448 4 contact@shorepartnership.com www.shorepartnership.com

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DISCOVER MORE Curious to know how these homes were priced? Propeties at Ocean Walk sold for between £560,000 and £635,000

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he Courtyard at Duporth is a unique collection of 38, two and threebedroom homes. Centred around a landscaped courtyard and a Grade II listed clock tower, The Courtyard is part of Acorn Blue’s Lifetime Living Collection, and you’ll find it tucked away above a secluded beach overlooking St Austell Bay. The remit of Acorn's design team was to create a wonderful new community rooted in heritage, nature and the beauty of the surroundings. Architects Stride Treglown designed a bespoke range of buildings and spaces all telling their own story, with a variety of character to suit differing needs and tastes. The common feature is a consistent attention to detail and quality, always making the most of light, space, outlook and nature. The clock tower at the heart of the development is enhanced by its courtyard garden setting with native ower species and tranquil places to sit and soak up the Cornish sun. The old Manor Farm buildings

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LIFESTYLE around this have been updated to provide comfortable homes whilst retaining the character and layers of history in the stonework and exposed trusses. Stepping down rchard Way you’ll find a collection of new houses and apartments with generous south and east facing balconies overlooking the bay. Nature threads its way throughout the site, from the bee and batfriendly planting of the central courtyard to the grass roofs of the Bay View houses that nestle below, providing a transition to the site’s private woodland. All of the apartments and houses have been designed to balance comfort privacy light and ow of space whilst embracing the glorious ocean vista. A home here makes for the perfect base from which to explore the area. The horseshoeshaped Carlyon Bay, protected by the twin headlands at Trenarren and Menabilly, this is the heart of Daphne Du Maurier country. Charlestown Harbour (less than a mile from The Courtyard) sits at its centre, a oncebooming port during the 18th century thanks to mining and china clay, and the area is backed by the town of St Austell. For the discerning beach lover, the sands at Porthpean and Duporth beach offer calm waters, perfect for a spot of sunbathing or wild swimming. What's more, residents of The Courtyard enjoy direct access to the beach! This relatively new past time, of immersing yourself in water year-round, has taken Cornwall by storm and heralds numerous health benefits for all whatever your age. Once you’ve enjoyed a dip in the ocean, you can warm up with a steaming mug of coffee during the summer season from the beach café. For out of season swims, be sure to take plenty of warm clothes and a ask of your favourite brew to ward of the chills. For the more adventurous, this is a haven for kayakers and paddleboarders alike. Gliding over the smooth waters, this is the perfect opportunity for some wildlife spotting, who knows you might be lucky enough to be joined by an inquisitive seal or two!

If you prefer to undertake your adventures on dry land, and are happier on a fairway, then Porthpean Golf Club is the home of golf in mid-Cornwall. This warm and friendly club has a challenging course, with the front nine holes set in parkland, whilst the back nine have spectacular views over St Austell Bay. Clubhouse facilities are open to all, so even if you don’t fancy a round you can enjoy a glass of something chilled at the 19th hole. Walkers are also well catered for in this area with plenty of stunning walks in both directions along the South West Coast Path. To the north, there’s a great circular walk that is of both historical and literary interest. It starts at Polkerris and takes you via Gribbin Head and on to follow part of the Saints’ Way – a 27-mile, early Christian pilgrimage route that stretches from Fowey to Padstow. Look out for the Celtic cross before returning to Polkerris. Head south along the cliffs and you’ll soon reach the long stretch of sand at Pentewan; beyond you can detour inland for a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan or continue to the harbour village of Mevagissey. If these kind of outdoor adventures appeal, and you have always dreamed of living life on the coast, then we would encourage a viewing at The Courtyard at Duporth.

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DISCOVER MORE The Courtyard at Duporth Show Home is open by appointment. Contact thecourtyard@ acornpg.org or call 01637 876000 for further details. Prices from £310,000 to £695,000.

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pening your shop doors just before a national lockdown is always going to be a nail-biting time but, after successfully weathering the storm, Cloudberry is delighted to be back up and running, welcoming discerning shoppers to its emporium of interior delights. Having been through a lockdown, it’s no doubt that we have all learned to better appreciate our immediate home surroundings and so making considered choices is key. Cloudberry supports this with the philosophy of ‘buying better’, showcasing products that exude quality and are made to last. Following this ethos, and making consumer-conscious choices, not only makes us feel good, but makes our homes look good too. Everyday items in your house shape the way you feel; from the cushions on your sofa down to the cups that you drink from, all contributing to that feeling of wellness that comes from inspired surroundings. Cloudberry’s carefully curated selection of iconic Scandinavian home, lifestyle and wellbeing brands such as Ferm Living and Pappelina, sit alongside emerging new designers. Husband and wife team, Steve and Alicia, hand-pick products with sustainability in mind, choosing items made with a conscience, encapsulating beauty, design and functionality, all while enhancing easy living in busy modern times.

There is something at Cloudberry to enhance every part of the home. Large furniture pieces, including new garden ranges that inspire and facilitate outdoor living, are complemented by lighting, textiles, rugs, and tableware ranges. The selection of beautiful, functional objects and gifts for everyday life, embrace a timeless style and the chance to share a passion for all things Scandi. ou’ll find the Cloudberry design store on the Old High Street; Falmouth’s coolest and calmest shopping destination and a centre for like-minded independent shops. Steve and Alicia have worked hard to create a great buying experience alongside offering a personal service, and it’s only a visit that can truly convey this unique collection. However, don’t despair, if you are unable to visit, you can browse the entire catalogue on the website as well as catching up on some inspiring interior and wellbeing blogs.

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Gardening and DIY can be a real pleasure, but there comes a time when it all becomes more of a hassle. At Churchill Retirement Living, you can enjoy a beautiful sunny terrace and communal areas overlooking Mount’s Bay, with absolutely no worries.

PENZANCE Mount’s Bay Lodge New Town Lane Open Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm

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South west electrical retailer HBH Woolacotts has taken a pragmatic approach to recent lockdowns and has invested in its retail business to ensure it comes through the pandemic in the best possible condition.

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espite having to shut its nine stores, the Bude-based company was able to trade online and over the phones throughout the pandemic as well as continuing with the in-home delivery, installation and repair services for customers. However, in addition to this Woolacotts took the time to invest heavily in parts of the business to try and future-proof and minimise future downtime, the biggest project being a large scale refurbishment to the St Austell superstore. Director Chris Hemmerle says: “We’ve used the time to complete a couple of major shop improvements including a big refurbishment in the St Austell shop which would have taken out half the shop and caused significant disruption if we were open. It's been a three-month project, but the lockdown has been the perfect time to do this albeit unplanned. We’re confident in the future and excited that we’ll be reopening in St Austell with an exciting new look store.” The St Austell store has undergone a substantial remodelling and as part of the refurbishment, the 18,000sqft superstore at Gover Road is now also home to Cornwall’s first and only Sony Centre and Panasonic Store. Chris says: “We’re delighted that brands such as Panasonic and Sony have invested in

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the store, in our business and in Cornwall and it will be a real positive for customers to be able to see a full range of products in the very best environment.” The new look store also includes a dedicated LG Shop-in-shop, a vastly improved audio section including a larger wireless audio space for brands such as Sonos, Bose and Yamaha, as well as a Premium Hi-Fi room which also includes a Dolby Atmos Home Theatre area. “Its been nine years since we first opened in St Austell and as technology moves on and product categories change we need to keep the shop up to date,” says Chris. “We’re hopeful that the changes we’ve just made will make the shop more interesting and relevant for customers for the next nine years!” As well as the refurbishment in St Austell, HBH Woolacotts also undertook a number of other projects aimed at making the business more sustainable and reducing the impact the business had on the environment. These include; New Cardboard Bailer: a new bailing machine was added to the in-house recycling plant to improve the capacity to bail and ultimately recycle waste packaging. Woolacotts aims to recycle all waste packaging that is recyclable and not send any to landfill. The new machine vastly improves the overall capacity and means the business now has separate machines for cardboard, polystyrene and plastic – the resulting bailed waste is sent to local recycling centres for processing and ultimately re-use.

Solar Panels: as part of improvements across the business, solar panels have been added to suitable roofs where possible to reduce the company’s overall carbon footprint. Paperless Systems: significant time has been spent developing and improving the IT systems with the long-term goal of a paperless system and one that can improve communication with customers, particularly on deliveries and field work. Chris says: “Unlike the original lockdowns where there was a lot more uncertainty we felt that this lockdown was the perfect time to improve our business for projects that would have otherwise caused disruption. We’re confident in the future for both our business and the local economy and as such we’re committed to investing in and improving our business while also reducing our environmental footprint and the impact our products and services have.”

HBH WOOLACOTTS

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SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF Cornish Cabinet & Joinery Co is a family run business that’s driven by quality.

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ABOVE Crafted in Cornwall, built to last 

pecialising in handmade furniture, specialist joinery and pet furniture, and with more than 40 years’ experience in high-end woodwork products, Cornish Cabinet & Joinery Co is led by Darren and William Draycott. They believe that anything British made is something to be proud of, and based in the historic Roundhouse in Par – built in 1874, designed by Sir Samuel Morton Peto – they’re incredibly proud to say that their furniture is made right here in Cornwall. So how did it all begin? Spanning two generations and incorporating highly specialised craftsmanship, as well as an in-depth design process, Darren and William believe strongly in the championing of traditional knowledge and skills. Darren gained much experience as an engineer’s pattern maker – a highly skilled trade that has since all but disappeared with the advent of modern fabrication techniques. William’s experience lies in artistry and furniture design, having been employed for many years working for a high-end Bristol based kitchen retailer. Together, they realised that their skills complemented one another perfectly, as did their shared passion for bespoke, beautiful and highquality furniture, and so it was that the company was born. “We began by talking about being inspired by the Cornish landscape, but it goes beyond that,” explains William. “We take the inspiration for colours and styles from the changing shades of the seasons, with the Cornish countryside, beaches, rivers

and more giving us ever-changing moods to work with. The natural element of wood will always play a part in our design ethos, as will the historical and cultural surroundings we work within.” If it’s your kitchen you’re thinking of updating you’ll find a carefully curated range of styles and finishes available from elegant traditional shakers to sleek and contemporary handleless designs. The company’s design process promises to ensure that you’re provided with the best possible layout, taking into consideration your personal likes, dislikes, and tastes that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing. The same process applies to bedrooms too, and as William explains: “We are happy to guide you in choosing style, colour and material. We offer samples and visualisations to help you choose, and will always offer guidance when needed.” Whether you’re updating your bedroom or injecting new life into your kitchen, if you’re looking for a bespoke solution that’s made to the highest standard – for a realistic price – then Cornish Cabinet & Joinery Co comes highly recommended.

DID YOU KNOW? Cornish Cabinet & Joinery Co’s rustic wooden dog crates are hand-crafted and painted to order, designed to complement the company’s existing ranges of kitchen and bedroom furniture.

CORNISH CABINET & JOINERY CO 01726 43245 5 www.cornishcabinet.com

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Introducing the Pallman Freestyle Collection – the latest addition to the Cornwall Floor Care armoury.

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Not only is a permanent Wild Spa installation a dream come true for many contemplating their perfect garden sanctuary, it can also add value to your home. Not only that, if it’s a holiday let in which you’re having the spa installed, it’s sure to help secure more bookings year-round! So what of the Kernow Springs service? Chris and Annie of Calstock, who spotted an advert for Kernow Springs in Cornwall Living, have not looked back since having their woodland spa installed. “We can’t praise the service enough and the end product is a dream come true!” Well there you have it! This is a very busy time for Kernow Springs so if you would like to find out more and see these beautiful tubs in action, be sure to call ahead and arrange an appointment at the showroom at Padstow’s Trevisker Garden Center. Take it from us: if you’re in the market for the ultimate at-home spa experience, you will not be disappointed.

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ON THE COVER Is your home summer ready? It can be ou’ll find all the home and garden inspiration you’re likely to need at the show, with stands from some of the region’s ‘best in business’!

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Saturday 19th (10am to 4.30pm) and Sunday 20th June (10am to 4pm), at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

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e welcome you to join us for the 10th anniversary of the Cornwall Home & Garden Show! Whether you’re looking to revamp your home, build your dream house, embark on your first renovation pro ect e plore renewable energy options add the finishing touches or simply find homebuilding inspiration Cornwall Home arden Show, proudly sponsored by Duke Stone of Cornwall, will help make your project come to life.

Contents 56 Where the heart is

Introducing this year’s show

59 Exhibitor list

Who’s at the show

60 Floor plan

Find what you’re looking for

61 Looking back

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From garden design inspiration and architectural direction, to interior-design guidance and eco-solutions, the event is a full-service destination, offering a diversity of displays unseen in shows around the region. With two days filled to the brim with bespoke advice innovative products unmissable insight from industry leaders, and a chance to meet face-to-face with over 135 companies, all under one roof, this is an unmissable spring event for anyone thinking of creating an individual home that is tailored to their lifestyle and requirements. Add to all of this the return of ‘A Bite of Cornwall’ Food & Drink Market and the show’s Homeware Market, and you’ll have ample access to browse, try and taste some of the county’s prime produce and interior products!

Book your tickets Taking place from 19th to 20th June, tickets must be secured in advance via the website for only £6pp (Under 16’s £3pp) Secure your tickets at: www.cornwallhomeshow.co.uk

62 Experts on Cornwall Meet Cornish Horizons

64 Show news Updates from exhibitors

65 Go solar for summer With GreenGenUK

66 A better way to build

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After almost a year spent restricted to our homes, it’s never been more important to ensure they provide the sanctuary we need from an increasingly turbulent world.

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s restrictions begin to ease when we once again look forward to welcoming guests into our homes, what better time than now than to make a start on those long-overdue home improvement projects? Whether you’re improving your kitchen, bathroom or living spaces, or are looking to your garden with a view to giving it some TLC; even if you’re undertaking a self-build from the ground up, you’ll find everything you need at the region’s premier home and garden event. Inspire your creativity with stands from over of the region’s finest home and lifestyle brands and familiarise yourself with the vast range of services available here in the Duchy. Meet local designers, makers and suppliers and discuss with them your ideas filling your phone book as you go with the contact details of the region’s best in business. ou’ll find inspiration for your kitchen bedroom and bathroom, with furniture ideas, joinery, timber framing and advice from local renewables experts. Need an architect? No problem. Landscaping your garden, or thinking of installing your very own outdoor spa? Look no further!

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For many attending this year’s show, the outdoor garden section will be their first port of call. Indeed, after a year spent unable to invite our nearest and dearest into our homes, and with summer just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to bring our outside spaces to life. At this year’s show, you’ll find a number of plant nurseries offering a great selection of owers and shrubs to spruce up your outside space. Combine these with an already superb list of outdoor living specialists, from hot tub and spa companies to those specialising in outdoor cooking, and if you’re updating your outside space, the Cornwall Home and Garden Show really is a must-visit. Taking place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge, both days promise fantastic displays, special show-only offers, inspiration and things to take home on the day. The Interior and Homeware Market is back with art, furniture, soft furnishings and more to help add those finishing touches, and to help keep those creative uices owing ite of Cornwall’ food and drink market and café will also be serving up a tempting selection of the region’s finest foodie treats. There will be plenty of suitably spaced seating inside and out, so why not

grab yourself a coffee take a seat and ick through a brochure or two? The best part about the show is that with everything you need in one location, there’s no need to spend a fortune on fuel as you zig-zag around the entire county. Not only that, you could also make some huge savings on your home and garden project with one of a host of exclusive special offers – deals only available at the show – making this a seasonal event you certainly don’t want to miss. Add to all of this free parking and plenty of outdoor seating, and it’s fair to say that tickets are going to sell out fast so be sure to head to the Cornwall Home Show website and book your tickets!

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Thinking of coming along? If so, you can e pect to find the following: GARDENS Garden furniture, hot tubs, plant nurseries, garden machinery, design and landscaping, resin drives, tiles, garden rooms and outbuildings, and more. INTERIORS Kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, bespoke joinery, doors, stairs, stoves and cookers, ooring worktops interiors and interior design tiles ooring cookers blinds shutters and curtains, furniture and more. HOME IMPROVEMENT & SELF BUILD Windows and conservatories roofing smart home technology, woodburners, timber framing, joinery, eco building, heating systems, fabrication, balustrades, builders, ICF, construction, trade services, plumbing and more. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Architecture, planning, surveying, mortgage lenders, utilities, Financial Advisors, VAT Reclaim, holiday home and domestic letting agents and more.

WATCH NOW Thinking of heading to this year’s Home & Garden Show? Head to the website below and check out the video from the last show, giving you an insight into everything you can expect at this fantastic Cornish event.

RENEWABLES Solar PV, solar thermal ground and air source heat pumps, battery storage and more. HOMEWARE MARKET Art, glassware, rugs, cushions, blankets and throws, ceramics, furniture, candles, accessories, fabrics and more. ‘A BITE OF CORNWALL’ FOOD & DRINK MARKET & CAFÉ Sample and take home some of the finest local artisan food and drink including; local gins, preserves, honey, spices, chocolate, deli foods, food boxes and more, as well as fresh quality catering onsite and a licensed bar.

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The Royal C ornwall Showground, W adebridge P L 27 7J E 018 72 8 8 8 733 hello@ cornwallhomeshow.co.uk www.cornwallhomeshow.co.uk

BOOK YOUR TICKETS! Taking place from 19th to 20th June at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, tickets must be secured in advance via the website for only £6pp (Under 16’s £3pp)

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EXHIBITOR LIST HOME AND GARDEN IMPROVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & SELF BUILD DUKE STONE OF CORNWALL A & K ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES ADRIAN CORE BESPOKE FURNITURE ATKINS FERRIE WEALTH MANAGEMENT AUTOCUT ROBOTIC MOWERS BAILEY PARTNERSHIP BASEPRO BLACKROCK BONSAI BLACK UNDERFLOOR BLUE FLAME HEATING SOLUTIONS BOSBIGAL LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES BOTREA STAIRS CHLOE WOODS CISCO HOMES COLOURFENCE - CORNWALL CORE CONSERVATION CORNISH COTTAGE HOLIDAYS CORNISH HORIZONS CORNISH HOT TUBS CORNISH TRADITIONAL COTTAGES CORNWALL AQUATICS CORNWALL COUNCIL BUILDING CONTROL CORNWALL TILE CENTRE CORNWALL WOODBURNERS CORNWALL ZINC ROOFING COTTON MILLS CREATE DESIGN SW DOCHERTY HAND MADE KITCHENS EDEN GARDEN EQUIPMENT EPS PLUMBING HEATING & GREEN ENERGY EUROTHERAPY FRYS TEAK GARDEN FURNITURE GLADSTONE MORTGAGE SERVICES GO CRUISE & TRAVEL WITH GRAHAM GREENGENUK GROUNDSCREW SOLUTIONS GUNWALLOE NURSERIES HARVEST CORNWALL HAYLE PLANTS HEBASK HOMES

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DON’T MISS OUT! With a host of exclusive special offers – deals only available at the show – this seasonal event is one you certainly don’t want to miss!

FOOD & DRINK MARKET & CAFE BRING ME BUBBLES BUTTERNUT BOX CHERRY TREE CORNWALL CORNISH CRÊPES CORNISH TEA & CORNISH COFFEE ENGLISH SPIRIT FLAPJACKERY JOSH’S CHOCOLATE KELLYS OF BODMIN KINGS ORCHARD HONEY MEDFOODS NANNY WENDY’S KITCHEN NATURE KITCHEN SPICE MERCHANT RIVERFORD TARQUIN’S GIN THE SMOKING LONGHORN TREDIGA SMOKE HOUSE WORTHY CHEDDAR

HOMEWHERE MARKET ALCHEMY TILES ALLCRAP ART BY GILLY RIDGE COLOUR & SPACE CROWN OAK FURNITURE EASTOFHERE EBB & FLO CORNWALL FOXSEA ART IKIRU ARTS & HOMEWARES MOTHER & DAUGHTER GLASS MOTHER’S RUIN 1751 NIKO BROWN FUSED GLASS POTS N PANS NO1 BRANDED COOKWARE PYGMALION AND FUNCK STUDIO HARAN WAXILICIOUS WAX FOOD WRAPS

Details accurate at time of print. To see the full and updated exhibitor list and for more information please visit

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Taking place from 19th to 20th June at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, tickets must be secured in advance via the website for only £6pp (Under 16’s £3pp)

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LOOKING Kestrel Specialist Handrail Systems take a look back on one of their favourite projects to date.

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estrel Specialist Handrail Systems has been helping clients in Cornwall add the all-important finishing touches to their properties since 2013 – touches that make the difference between a nice home, and one that becomes the envy of friends and family. Creating a seemingly endless range of beautiful bespoke products and fittings for the home, from balcony handrails to custom-made furniture, Kestrel understands the need – especially here in Cornwall – for homeowners to make the most of inside-outside living. Be it capitalising on sweeping coastal views with a stainless steel and glass balustrade, or complementing your home’s rural surroundings with materials that blend seamlessly with them whilst allowing you to immerse yourself in the outdoors, Kestrel can help. As we catch up with the team ahead of this year’s Cornwall Home and Garden Show, Katie Grant – who owns the company along with her husband, Bruce – throws back fondly to one of their first pro ects the finished results of which you can see pictured. “Looking back to 2015, it’s still one of our favourites,” she says. “The customer was en oyable to work with they were looking for something a little different and were open to ideas.”

Overlooking the Fal river, towards St Anthony Lighthouse, this particular home benefits from the most incredible views and it was these that the owner wished to capitalise on. Katie, Bruce and the team were able to conceptualise and build a fabulous stainless steel and glass balustrade system which, whilst safely ‘fencing’ the boundaries of their client’s decking area, in no way detracted from the view. If anything, it enhanced it, and Katie explains that the owner was so happy that he later commissioned Kestrel for a second balcony, which she says “was as en oyable as the first . Recognising that Cornwall has countless unique properties for which ‘off the shelf’ solutions simply won’t do, Katie, Bruce and the Kestrel team approach each individual pro ect on its own merits ensuring that each and every client is left better able capitalise on Cornwall’s coveted outdoor lifestyle.

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ornish Horizons, part of the Original Cottages family, is one of Cornwall’s leading holiday cottage agencies with over 800 self-catering cottages in beautiful coastal and countryside locations including Padstow, St Ives, Porthleven, Fowey and Looe. If you’re planning your holiday by the sea and are yet to find the perfect base from which to launch your Cornish adventure, then Cornish Horizons can help, with everything from charming one-bedroom apartments to stunning seaside houses. In short, whatever size or type of holiday accommodation you are looking for, they have you covered. Alternatively, perhaps you’re looking for an agency to help manage your Cornish holiday let? If so, the Cornish Horizons team understands that your property is exactly that – yours. Whether it’s a future investment, a new and exciting renovation project, or a family home full of memories, Cornish Horizons’ local teams of dedicated experts are ready to make your holiday home a firm favourite for holidaymakers, year after year. “After three decades in the business, we know what gives properties that extra pulling power,” explains Cornish Horizons Senior Property Recruiter, Annabel. “And with our dedicated local property experts, backed by a recognisable national brand, we’re proud to say we can offer you the best of both worlds, from high-impact marketing to local personal service and property maintenance solutions.” This stellar company’s industry experts will work directly with you at every stage of the process, offering everything from legal advice on converting your property for holiday lets, to hiring cleaning and maintenance staff once you’re up and running. What’s more, with tailored services to suit your needs, you can

DISCOVER MORE Cornish Horizons will be exhibiting at the Cornwall Home & Garden Show on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June – the perfect opportunity for you to meet the team in person.

be as ‘hands-on’ as you like. “We can take care of the day-to-day running of things for you like recruiting and paying housekeepers,” says Annabel, “or if you’d prefer to look after things yourself that’s fine too Cornish Hori ons has five o ces throughout Cornwall in Padstow, Looe, Fowey, St Ives and Porthleven. “This means we’re never far away from your property should you need us," continues Annabel. "Our local experts know these places like their own back gardens. Because often, that’s what they are. And like with any family, we are here to talk whenever you need us.” With no restrictions on owner weeks, no joining or annual fees, plus competitive commission rates, now’s the perfect opportunity to find out more. “So make yourself at home concludes Annabel. “Whether you are an experienced holiday homeowner or considering letting your property for the first time we are ready to welcome you to our family

 MAIN Is your Cornish property in safe hands?  ABOVE Cornish Horizons can help make your holiday property sing!

CORNISH HORIZONS 018 41 5 33331 www.cornishhoriz ons.co.uk

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News & views FROM THE SHOW

Thinking about holiday letting?

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Pygmalion and Funck Sourcing raw materials from Cornwall and evon Forestry suppliers with products also utilising reclaimed salvaged woods and driftwood Pygmalion and Funck offer bespoke interior and garden furniture as well as ornamental sculptures and original artwork. hibiting at this year’s show this eter-based store also sells anti ues and vintage furniture sourced and restored from south west properties across the region. Included in the fabulous products currently available are several tables from an oak tree stump salvaged from a farm near eter. Felled during the s as part of the war effort the stump has remained ever since. From it Pygmalion and Funck has crafted three large dining tables perfect for both indoors and out and each stamped with a evon or Cornwall postcode denoting their local original source. Fine e amples of the kind of products you can e pect from this superb independent store specialists in bespoke one-off dining tables if you’re attending this year’s Home and arden Show we highly recommend stopping by the stand and seeing them for yourself For more information visit www.pygmalionandfunck.co.uk

ver the last few issues we’ve been getting to know Cornish Traditional Cottages discovering how and why this values-led and family run business could well be the best solution for anybody looking for an agency to handle the running of their Cornish holiday let. If this sounds like you then you’ll be pleased to know that the team will be appearing at the Cornwall Home and arden Show meaning you can find out for yourself what anaging irector eorge dwardCollins and the team can do for you. With a marketing strategy that combines S pay-per-click advertising and user e perience plus weekly newsletters print and digital advertisements P campaigns competitions and a social media following of more than with Cornish Traditional Cottages you can rest assured that your property receives the e posure and bookings it deserves. Fle ibility is also fundamental to what eorge and his team do and as he says: “We will aim to bespoke our service as best

we can. If you don’t have the time or inclination to deal with marketing sales or booking administration we’re happy to take care of that all for you. If however you’re looking to market yourself and are looking for assistance then we are happy to work with you on a oint marketing basis to make sure you can make the most from your holiday home. Whatever your needs there are a range of packages to help you get the most out of your holiday home. To find out more including the team’s competitive commission rates then be sure to stop by the Cornish Traditional Cottages stand and see for yourself how the team live up to their mission statement: Trusted Cornish perts with Traditional Family alues’. For more information call 01208 895354 or visit www.corncott.com

Transforming the heart of your home Family run by a creative team and specialising in fitting kitchens bedrooms and studies with years of e perience the Wadebridge itchens showroom offers so much choice making it easy to mi door styles colours and te tures for a uni ue design that capitalises on the space available. If you’re installing a new kitchen it should certainly look great on the outside but it’s what goes on behind the scenes that really makes a difference. Pull-out bins for rubbish and recycling help keep things tidy deep drawers with dividers provide e tra storage and clever

internal designs including innovative corner solutions make a tricky layout easy achieving the ultimate use of space and design. The Wadebridge itchens team pride themselves on attention to detail installing uality furniture throughout your home. Providing in-house computer design and a full installation service they promise to create your dream kitchen bedroom or home o ce. For more information call 01208 813231 or visit www.wadebridgekitchens.co.uk

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HOME & GARDEN SHOW

GO SOLAR FOR SUMMER With summer just around the corner, there couldn’t be a better time to go solar.

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ot only a great way to protect your home or business from rising energy bills, did you know that with a solar PV installation, you can sell unused energy back into the grid for up to, and over, 20 years? Firmly among the UK’s most popular renewable energy solutions, solar PV – or solar photovoltaic – has been readily available to home and business for a number of years, however recent drops in price have made it far more accessible to homeowners. This means that more people than ever are switching to solar to protect themselves against hikes in energy prices. It works by converting the energy in the sun’s rays into the electricity used to power appliances. Energy generated is distributed to appliances around the home that are drawing power, and any unused energy can either be stored, or sold back to the grid. The latter is a great way to offset installation costs and as mentioned before, solar PV homes can expect to generate income from their energy supply for more than two decades! So who can help you make the switch? One of Cornwall and the south west’s leading providers is GreenGenUK. Since opening in 2011, the team have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to the consultation, design and installation of solar PV solutions, varying in size from small domestic installations, to large-scale commercial projects. As a result, they can offer impartial advice on renewable installations – advice that’s offered on a case-by-case basis, ensuring it’s tailored to the unique requirements of your home or commercial project. If you do choose GreenGenUK, your project will begin with a free-of-charge, no obligation

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survey – conducted so that the team can better understand your needs. This also allows them to answer any questions you may have around both solar and other renewable energy alternatives. From here, they will draw up a detailed and accurate quote, specifying the components that will be used before breaking down the financial and environmental benefit of the system. nd due to the fast-changing nature of the solar industry, they are always happy to requote, should your requirements suddenly change. But just don’t take our word for it! On the reen en website you’ll find a string of stellar testimonials from happy clients on the Case Studies page, and it’s fair to say that if you’re already contemplating making the switch to renewable energy, you’ll quickly see the benefit of booking your free no-obligation survey with the GreenGen team.

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HOME & GARDEN SHOW

A BETTER WAY

TO BUILD Looking for the right Cornish company to help bring your construction plans to life with modern and sustainable practices? Introducing Hebask Homes Ltd…

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he Cornish word for ‘calm’, ‘serene’, or ‘peaceful’, ‘Hebask’ was the clear choice when Ross Elliott and Charlie Wingfield came to name their business. “Our aim is to create homes, not just houses,“ Ross explains. “Whether that be the home of a business or a family, our strengths lie in undertstanding the requirements for a building to successfully work for the client how they move and ow through the building and the intention for the individual spaces; what they hope to achieve within the budget, and how we can deliver this in a realistic timeframe.” With the objective of creating a progressive company that can incorporate a e ible and energetic attitude to the building process, Charlie and Ross adopt a creative approach towards construction, focusing on tradition and innovation, utilising renewable energy, and bringing sustainable practises very much to the forefront. Their modern and positive approach to bringing projects to life is certainly worth considering. “We deal with a wide spectrum of construction, residential and commercial projects, and have recently completed a refurbishment at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Spa. From new-builds to renovations and historical restorations,” Charlie elaborates, “we have worked alongside archaeologists and ecologists on very challenging projects over the years. You have to thrive on challenges to complete these projects successfully.” Their aim, along with their trusted team of skilled tradesmen, is to create, or bring back to life, unique properties that are sympathetic to their surroundings. So, how can they help you? They can manage and execute a wide variety of projects, covering anything from new builds to heritage building restorations and full renovations. Hebask also have a network of architects who they regularly work with and recommend, if you are at the planning stage. As Ross explains: “Having a contractor

look at your first draft drawings is a very e cient way to start the process of building and blending the experience of the architect, quantity surveyor and the contractor can save you thousands pre-build. We consult with all the engineers to ensure we have a practical and sensible approach to a project pre-construction, to either save on costs or aid the schedule.” The Hebask team is made up of a carefully selected and dedicated group of highly skilled, professional tradesmen. Between them, they bring a wealth of experience in all aspects of construction to each project they’re a part of. “Our aim is to enjoy the journey of building at each stage of the project, we like to create a working environment in which everyone feels valued, from the labourer to the carpenter. This is how the team can produce excellent results which we are able to deliver to our clients,” says Charlie. But it’s their approach to client communication that really shines; often it can be easy to feel ‘out of the loop’. Not so with Hebask. “With a tried and tested management system,” Ross tells us, “our objective is to make the client feel completely connected to the project on a weekly basis, by providing progress reports, photos and up-to-date financial summaries. This approach keeps you, the client, at the forefront of your project, ensuring the end results re ect what you set out to achieve. Don’t just take our word for it though; head to the Hebask website and you’ll find a stream of glowing testimonials. To put it simply, if you’re undertaking a construction project of any size, getting in touch with Hebask Homes comes highly recommended!

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 LEFT A recent new build at Trevone by Charlie, Ross and the Hebask team

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A BETTER WAY CTC Holiday Let Waste Collections offer a hassle-free, conscientious and flexible solution to the management of your holiday home waste.

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e think that anybody who owns a holiday home here in Cornwall will agree: making your guests’ stay in the Duchy as hassle-free as possible is near, if not at, the top of the list of priorities. A close second, and one that’s never been more on the minds of the modern holidaymaker, is sustainability. If you’re able to achieve both, chances are that your guests will remember their time with you for years to come. Not only that, they’re much more likely to keep coming back for more. Nowadays, there are plenty of ways in which you can tick these fundamental boxes, but one that’s often overlooked is waste management. This is where CTC Waste comes in. Running their own, fully licensed waste management facility near Truro, with a large section dedicated to holiday lets, at CTC, 100% of waste is recycled. That’s right. Absolutely nothing goes to landfill. If you’re the owner of a holiday let, this is a guarantee that you can pass onto your guests – something to shout about when it comes to marketing, and a way in which to appeal to increasingly conscientious holidaymakers who are aware of their carbon footprint. So how does it work? Firstly, you’re only charged for waste that’s collected. This means no annual fee and no contract to sign. Secondly, collections are booked online, and in fact, CTC’s online booking system is very easy to use, with confirmations sent directly to your email. Once booked, CTC Waste will come to your property on the arranged collection day and you can rest assured that your holiday let will be rubbish-free when your new guests arrive.

Bookings aren’t the only thing made simple by CTC, and here’s another USP that you can pass onto your guests: instead of taking the time to separate waste and recycling into varicoloured bags, all waste, including recycling, goes into the same black bag, and CTC Waste will separate it for you. This offers the simplest form of waste collection for all. The team’s waste management facility is fully equipped to manage this process, and after your bags have been collected, you’ll receive an invoice that doubles up as a ‘Waste Transfer Note’ – a legal document which completes your duty of care on all collected waste. To put it all quite simply, if you're the owner of a holiday let and want to ensure your waste is managed responsibly, in a way that's as hassle-free as possible for both you and your guests, then CTC Waste come highly recommended.

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DISCOVER MORE With CTC Waste, access is never an issue! In fact, its fleet of small, purpose-built refuse trucks can go anywhere a car can, and the team can go straight to your bin or bin store, no matter where it is.

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Finding a work environment that’s inspiring, functional and rewarding can be tough. In Cornwall, it’s not.

I DISCOVER MORE What are you waiting for? Cornwall Trade and Investment exists to promote Cornwall as a unique, thriving business destination and drive the region’s continued success. If you want to find out more about what Cornwall can offer your business, get in touch with Cornwall Trade and Investment today.

f the past year has taught us anything, it's the importance of a work life balance. With a record number of new businesses founded in, and expanding into, Cornwall in the last year, the region is becoming increasingly attractive to a vast range of companies, for a variety of reasons. Some are looking to Cornwall to expand their business because they’re seeking a different way of working, others are already here and recognise the myriad of benefits the uchy offers. ither way, this is excellent news for both Cornwall’s economy and job market. Firstly, there is space for everyone. With a stunning array of modern, purpose-built workspaces, from historic seaside hotels transformed into contemporary o ces to eco-forward innovation centres focused on business collaboration, these workspaces are as diverse and characterful as the Cornish landscape itself. For those who require a dedicated workspace the nterprise Space for dvanced anufacturing S is the first phase of the new Carluddon Technology Park. Its o ces and

industrial workspaces are bespoke, sustainable and well-connected. ven the views are spectacular set on the top of St ustell bay. espite only opening recently there’s already a host of innovators sharing the space. Most recently, promotional merchandising company Fluid Branding, whose clients include oogle irgin Sky and merican irlines moved to S to e pand their eCommerce development and new systems infrastructure. Situated in Pool, Penryn and Truro, Cornwall’s three innovation centres are purpose-built for expanding businesses that value community and collaboration. The growing, dynamic companies that work here can access first-class o ce facilities and informal networking areas, cutting edge research, and the individually tailored business support they need to kickstart innovation. For skincare pioneers Made for Life Organics, sales have grown 200% since being based at the sustainably-built Truro location. When Crowdfunder and the Real Ideas rganisation I started C-Space back in they pledged to give firms in the region

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 ABOVE & ABOVE RIGHT Tremough Innovation Centre provides a modern workspace

a creative, multifunctional co-working space to network, create and innovate – while celebrating Cornwall’s unique lifestyle. Just a stone’s throw from the spectacular beaches of Cornwall’s north coast, the £2 million renovation of a Newquay hotel includes everything from contemporary o ces and a local produce café, to a state-of-the-art production studio. But it’s the wealth of expert business support available that really sets this workspace apart. With the two teams providing on-site expertise and guidance, it’s an ideal location for start-ups and established firms alike to bring radical new ideas to life. If a more e ible approach suits then istrikt takes a sharp left turn away from the traditional o ce. The premise of this dynamic ultra- e ible workspace is simple: pay per desk for however long you need. There’s no lock in fee, easy access to long-term rental and, importantly, superfast broadband. It’s built with a community of budding startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers and digital natives in mind. nd with a lively co-working environment providing a constant ow of new contacts, new opportunities and new ideas, inhabitants are thriving. Innovation doesn’t always happen easily – but when your work environment suits you perfectly it’s a whole lot easier. nd luckily there’s no shortage of inspiration to be found in Cornwall. With all this and 704,000m2 of planned new workspace, whatever the size or shape of your business you’re sure to find a workplace you love. Not only is Cornwall home to exciting new innovation spaces and co-working centres, businesses are also drawn in by the ecosystem of support that the region offers. With a thriving industry across a range of sectors, there is huge potential for funding and collaboration within this existing network. There are dedicated teams ready to help all manner of businesses settle into the region and maximise their capabilities by making the most of the e isting infrastructure. longside

the funding support in place, Cornwall’s business scene is driven by collaboration and community. There are incredible sector specific networks – like Software Cornwall, Tech South West, Cornwall ining lliance and Creative ernow – that help people connect and grow. Cornwall also boasts the world's biggest rural fibre broadband network. This hyperconnected foundation for business is another key pull factor for companies looking to e pand into the uropean market. ecently Marwick Marketing, a full service agency covering everything from search engine optimisation to social media management and website design, chose Cornwall as the location to expand their presence – all the way from ritish Columbia and establish a new based o ce. Pulling in businesses such as this not only helps to raise Cornwall’s profile as a centre for business excellence but also creates exciting new career opportunities for all. very business ourney is different but with Cornwall Trade and Investment’s experience in supporting businesses from both inside and outside the there has never been a better time to do business in Cornwall.

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COASTAL ESCAPES O U R C H O I C E O F C O R N I S H G E TAWAY S

Beautiful stays in Perranporth, the Lizard and Bude.

Tolcarne, Perranporth Located on the rugged north coast cliffs and a short stroll from Perranporth town centre awaits a modern and luxurious holiday property that just exudes class. Newly built in 2020 and presented to an exceptionally high standard, this four-bedroom property can sleep eight plus one dog, boasts three bathrooms and is completed with quality furnishings, coastal colours and ample space. You will feel very much at home holidaying in Tolcarne. With an impressive open-plan kitchen and living area, this property is perfect for socialising. The garden also provides a super backdrop for an al fresco dining experience on a beautifully paved sun terrace, which maximises the sunshine throughout the day. A beautiful glass-fronted balcony is accessible from the living room and main bedroom, where you can enjoy an early morning coffee in the sun whilst planning your day, or gaze down at your sandy toes with a glass of wine after a sunny day on the beach. The three-mile stretch of golden sandy beach, only a short stroll away, is a doggy’s dream, a surfer’s sanctuary and the crystal-clear waters are a bather’s bounty. Walkers will find the area e uisite brimming with wildlife and surrounded by countryside that inspired Winston Graham's Poldark novels. This bustling village has plenty to offer from ice-cream parlours, beach shops, family pubs, restaurants and cafés all serving delicious Cornish produce.

01841 533331 www.cornishhorizons.co.uk

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STAY Parc Brawse House, Lizard Sleeping up to ten across five stylish bedrooms Parc rawse House is brilliantly situated between i ard village and i ard Point so you can e plore footpaths miles of coastal path and iconic local beaches all ust moments away. The house dates back to the s when the original part was a local fisherman’s cottage. bout years later the rest of the house was built giving it a stunning fa ade and breathtaking sea views on three sides. The accommodation is arranged across two levels with the old and new’ parts of the house oined seamlessly by the kitchen and dining room. oth parts are amply serviced with bathrooms some en-suite making this an ideal property for two families to share. ou have bags of parking and can also bring one friendly dog. e sure to e plore the nearby cove of ynance where you can swim fish or sit back and en oy a cream tea. lternatively get the adrenaline owing by going surfing at ennack Sands or with the surf school at Poldhu or book in advance with the brilliant i ard dventure before returning home and cooking up a storm of fresh lobster and rela ing in the garden. However you spend your time you could easily spend a week here and venture no more than a few miles away in one of the ’s most remote yet ama ingly rich and diverse destinations.

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Westerly House, Bude Westerly House is an abode of dreams and where memories are made. tended families or forever friends can come together here to e perience an old-fashioned seaside holiday in this picturepostcard Cornish town. Surfers sea and sand lovers are ust a short walk from the beach while shoppers can browse independent bouti ues and e plore eclectic eateries. Walkers can don their boots and be on the South West Coastal Path in minutes with golfers getting the IP treatment with a fairway on the doorstep. r ust sit rest read a book if the desire so takes you and appreciate Westerly’s own haven of peace and tran uillity. The house’s ma estic fa ade gives way to e pansive interiors with vaulted ceilings and e posed beams. Colours nod to the nautical with modern accents to inspire. From young to old there is a place and space for all budding chefs in the kitchen cooking up a feast gamers in the snug with its plethora of connectivity bookworms in the lounge warming toes in front of the wood burning stove. iant patio doors open out to a private outdoor garden where children can play in safety and adults can en oy a sundowner as you stoke up the built-in barbecue. There is a choice of seven bedrooms sleeping guests all offering a restful night’s sleep while you dream of your day.

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RURAL RELAXATION For a group retreat or a Cornish glamping break, look no further than Bodrugan Barton.

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DISCOVER MORE Sleeping two to four, Bodrugan’s Wigwam cabins are also dog friendly!

elebrating the great outdoors is what Bodrugan Barton does best. Combine that with stylish, handcrafted wooden Wigwam glamping cabins, complete with en-suite toilets and showers and overlooking 40 miles of coastline, the backdrop of a working farm and glorious countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and your mind and body will have no option but to relax. From this stunning spot there is so much to do. The fishing village of evagissey is within a mile and offers a beautiful working fishing harbour interesting and individual shops and cafés, abundant ice-cream and excellent food. All this can be done on foot and as you wander into the village, be sure to stop off for a coffee at the Shack in Portmellon and enjoy the revelry on Portmellon beach, where boats and kayaks can be launched. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are just down the road along with the ever useful Lobbs Farm Shop, perfect for buying your supper to cook on your Wigwam’s firepit barbe ue. For nature lovers and to stretch the legs, take a wander through the farm and join the South West Coast Path. A beautiful secluded cove beckons, where you can dip in the sea before hiking up the cliff and onto the charms of Gorran Haven and the Roseland beaches. lampers here fre uently comment on the peace, the starry skies and the clean air. any wake up to make a mug of tea on their Wigwam deck, to watch the boats make their way to sea for the day’s catch, and welcome their return sipping a chilled glass of wine. Bodrugan has recently transformed an old stone combine house into a beautiful studio space to accommodate yoga practise, writers and crafters. Wigwam accommodation, combined with the studio, provides the perfect retreat for weekends or longer breaks. Add in a heated indoor swimming pool, firepits and a barn for paella pan suppers and you are transported into a haven of Cornish rest and play, rejuvenated and ready for the real world when it’s time to go home; creating memories that will last forever.

ABOVE Get cosy in one of Bodrugan's stunning Wigwam cabins LEFT  Make holiday memories that will last a lifetime

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your feet Experience one of the Duchy’s premier underground experiences.

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arnglaze Caverns is a family run business with much for everybody to enjoy. The caverns can be found amongst 6.5 acres of ancient oak woodland in the steep-sided Loveny Valley, on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor. Initially, there was an open-cast quarry on the site, but some 300 years ago the miners started to go underground too, resulting in the formation of three hand-dug caverns of cathedral proportions. During a tour here you will go about 150 metres into the hillside and below ground. From the first chamber, which is fully accessible, there is a ight of steps down to the other two chambers. In the lower chambers you will find the underground lake with its crystalclear, blue-green water. The caverns are at a constant 10°C underground, so a jumper and sensible footwear are recommended! Carngla e is also home to five recorded species of bat, some of whom sleep and hibernate in the unlit areas, and whilst it is a wonderful sight to behold them, visitors are asked to switch off any ash settings on cameras and phones, so they are not disturbed. Delving deeper into the history of this site, we learn that during the Second World War the oyal avy used the first chamber to store its supply of rum for its base at

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Devonport in Plymouth. Local folklore has it that you could smell the rum at the junction with the A38 – about a mile away! In December 2002, the chamber was converted into an auditorium with seating for 400. Fast forward to now, and the slate walls and roof form a stunning backdrop for events of all kinds. A truly unique performance venue, due to the shape and height of the cavern, the acoustics are simply astounding, and in fact the venue has been acclaimed by many of the local and international artists who have performed here. With a fully licensed bar open on concert nights, and a catering unit in the gardens serving snack food at most events, be sure to keep an eye out for 2021 concert dates. But be quick – tickets are sure to sell out fast!

CARNGLAZE CAVERNS St N eot, L iskeard P L 14 6HQ 015 79 32025 1 www.carnglaz e.com

Carnglaze Caverns is open all year from 10am to 5pm (8pm in August) for self-guided tours underground. During high season, tours may be guided. Please pre-book your tour and concert tickets via the website: www.carnglaze.com

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The perfect venue for an unforgettable wedding day

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DISCOVER MORE If you’re planning your wedding day and are looking for a venue with a difference, Carnglaze Caverns has no fewer than four different locations in which to tie the knot. As the team says: “Weddings at Carnglaze have not gone out of fashion; they’ve just gone underground!”

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HISTORY! Extensive collections reveal a fascinating insight into times gone by, at Helston’s Museum of Cornish Life.

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f you’re staying near Helston, you’re well set to discover the best that Cornwall has to offer. Indeed, just a short scoot up the coast, in the market town of Helston you’ll find the Museum of Cornish Life, offering a fascinating insight into the area’s rich tapestry of history and heritage. The building was originally designed as the town’s market house in 1837, with two separate buildings – one for butter and eggs, the other for the meat market. Today, it retains the original sloping oor which adds to the authenticity of experience as you wander back in time to the Cornish days of yore. In front of the museum is a cannon, salvaged from the wreck of the frigate HMS Anson, which foundered off Loe Bar in 1807. Around 100 sailors’ lives were lost in the disaster, inspiring Henry Trengrouse to invent the ‘Rocket’ lifesaving apparatus, which can be found inside the museum. Head inside and you’ll immediately find that the museum contains a vast social history collection. Dating from the 18th to the 20th century, the range of objects covers agriculture, local trades and industries, as well as law and order, town history, home

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

ABOVE & INSETS A treasure trove of objects that reflect times gone by. Fascinating for everyone.

MUSEUM OF CORNISH LIFE M arket P lace, Helston TR13 8 TH 01326 5 64027 inf o@ museumof cornishlif e.co.uk www.museumof cornishlif e.co.uk

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View the Cornish coast as you’ve never seen it before, from a tailor-made private charter.

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Explore the stunning waterways of the south coast

INSET Depending on conditions, you can even take the helm!

aunched in 2019, August Rock Adventures takes thrill seekers, ocean adventurers and nature lovers out across Cornwall’s stunning waters. Your trip will be on the seven-metre igid In atable Boat (RIB), Harbinger, powered by a Mercury Verado Supercharged 200HP outboard engine, reaching exhilarating top speeds of 35 knots (about 40 mph) and with a range of 150 miles. This range allows trips of two hours or more, meaning guests get to reach some excellent, out-of-the-way snorkelling and swimming spots. The boat is hired for exclusive use by your family or group of up to six people and we can think of nothing better than being skippered across one of Cornwall’s stunning bays before anchoring off the beach for a sunbathe and then a swim ashore for a cooling ice cream or a decadent cream tea. Harbinger takes guests on tailor-made trips along Cornwall’s south coast. As each trip is bespoke to the booking, you can choose where you would like to go – weather permitting of course. Favourites include exploring the coves and beaches around the Lizard peninsula or searching for seals, dolphins, and minke whales. And in spring, you may be lucky enough to encounter a basking shark up to 20 miles offshore. Trips start from Helford Passage on the Helford River, from where it’s only a short cruise to explore Falmouth harbour and the surrounding bays.

There really is no better way to enjoy Cornwall than from a boat. You can leave all of your cares behind, as well as your car and the crowds, and enjoy the peace and beauty of the Cornish coast from a different angle. Who knows, if the conditions are suitable then you could even try your hand at being the captain, driving the RIB in the tranquil waters of Falmouth Bay or the Helford River. August Rock Adventures operates the only Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) licenced RIB along the south west Cornish coast that is dedicated solely to single group adventures. With conservation, and the safe interaction with wildlife of extreme importance to the team, they are proud to be an accredited member of WiSe, the UK's national training scheme for minimising disturbance to marine wildlife. What are you waiting for, hop aboard!

AUGUST ROCK ADVENTURES Helf ord River TR11 5 L B 01326 5 675 27 iain@ augustrockadventures.co.uk www.augustrockadventures.co.uk

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LIFESTYLE

AN ADVENTURE? Has month’s cover feature has got you in the mood for an adventure? If so, it's time to gear up, with help from The Edge of Adventure, Helston.

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he Edge of Adventure is the new and exciting outdoor sports shop in Helston, found at the bottom of town on the main road – perfect if you’re looking to stop and grab everything you need with ease. Indeed, it’s the only dedicated outdoor adventure sports shop in the area, so if you’re looking to make the most of Cornwall’s great outdoors, this is most definitely the place to go It could be surf boards and accessories, stand up paddle boards, wetsuits for all the family, or even skateboarding gear. It might be that you’re looking for scooters or, if you’re really keen to get the blood pumping, power kites; even if you’re simply in need of a decent rucksack, The Edge of Adventure team can help. The best part is that if you’re unsure what the best product is for you, you can grab yourself a coffee and enjoy it as you seek the team’s expert advice. Each member of staff brings a wealth of product knowledge to the table, meaning you’ll always be sure to get the right equipment for your chosen sport. What's

more, the family run store prides itself on exceptional quality with competitive prices. The team appreciate that some of these purchases are an investment, so it’s even more important to know that it’s the right one The best part is that, tucked away in the corner of the store you’ll find a coffee bar selling amazing hand-roasted Cornish coffee, with a professional barista team who are more than happy to whip up your favourite drink whilst you browse the extensive range of products. So, if you’re looking to kit you and your family out with everything you’re likely to need for your next action-packed outdoor adventure, be sure to visit The Edge of Adventure.

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NURTURE BY NATURE

Over the course of the pandemic, not only has Kernow Adventure Park’s Aquapark expanded, so too have its outdoor facilities.

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espite the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, Kernow Adventure Park has nevertheless adapted. Working hard over the winter season, the team have been busy laying turf, concreting, and prepping for the season ahead, creating new outdoor areas for spectators, and picnic spots for participants to enjoy after their session. They have also increased the size of the Aquapark, which is now bigger and better than ever before! Putting risks into consideration, Alex and co have now built a beach-like effect for customers to walk in and out of the water, instead of using a dock. This is for the customers who aren’t as confident to ump in allowing them to get used to the temperature of the water. “Our approach to outdoor adventure has changed,” explains Alex, “as we are accommodating for all ages and all abilities. This means we’ve had to adapt, as those not as strong or new to the water, we’ve had to reassure and help them feel as comfortable and safe as they can. We want people to feel reconnected with nature, and be able to enjoy the adventurous side. It’s all about making sure customers feel fulfilled and leave with their expectations met. “Our vision is to create an enjoyable, but safe surrounding here at the park,” Alex continues, “making sure that not only are our in-session customers enjoying themselves, but also spectators. Here at Kernow Adventure Park we have adapted to

this different lifestyle, and have created new rules and restrictions for people to still enjoy themselves. We’ve put in place a rule of six on the Aquapark, and made sure everyone is sticking to social distancing measures. With these new rules,” says Alex, “our customers have felt safe, but also enjoy themselves!” Activities here can be enjoyed from the age of six. This includes paddle boarding around the tranquil lake, jumping into the water off the Aquapark, riding a wakeboard around the quarry, or feeling the adrenaline on the Ringo. These activities are for everyone, from total beginners, to experts, and Alex and his crew offer coaching and a brief before each session. At Kernow Adventure Park, the team works hard to make sure customers understand the rules, so everyone can enjoy the activities. On arrival, you feel welcomed and relaxed, due in part to the beautiful landscape, but also the approachability of the staff. And when the day comes to an end, Alex explains: “Customers always leave with a smile on their face.” Along with his team, Alex goes above and beyond to make sure everybody enjoys their time at Kernow Adventure Park, ensuring their expectations are reached to the highest level.

ABOVE Get moving and get healthier, the outdoor way 

KERNOW ADVENTURE PARK K essell D owns Q uarry, Halvasso, P enryn TR10 9BZ 078 17662962 www.kernowadventurep ark.com

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•EXPERIENCE• A N A D R E N A L I N E - F U E L L E D DAY O U T AT H A N G LO O S E A DV E N T U R E ! Situated in the heart of Cornwall, within the idyllic setting of the Eden Project, Hangloose Adventure is perfect for thrill-seekers visiting or living in Cornwall, providing them with an exhilarating and unforgettable day out. A host of bloodpumping activities await, including England’s longest (and fastest) zip-wire, a vertigo-inducing high-ropes course, a stomach-lurching freefall, a leap of faith from 10 metres, and a 12-metre jump onto a giant air bag. Put simply, for a safe, fun and truly memorable day out, combined with the incredible setting of the Eden Project, we can think of few better places than Hangloose Adventure!

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HOME

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Challenge drives creative thinking, and the past year has been nothing but inspiring for the team at Jo Downs.

ABOVE The latest work from Jo's team of talented creatives 

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nyone who loves Cornwall will be familiar with Jo Downs Handmade Glass galleries, but with the topsyturvy trading patterns of the last year it was the ideal time to reinvigorate Jo’s galleries. With many months of online-only purchasing, the team recognised a spark of interest in unique individual art pieces. This trend has stimulated the creation of the all new Artisan Collection, now available in St Ives, Launceston and Jo’s newest gallery in Sunningdale, Berkshire. Guided by Jo’s ingenuity and imagination the studio team have created a series of wall mounted artworks in dazzling colours and exquisite handcrafted detail. These limitededition designs are available alongside each gallery's e clusive offering of shoaling fish installations in unique colourways. “I love a challenge,” says Jo, “and that has meant experimentation and investment in time and space for creative thinking. Once upon a time I was just one artist with one little kiln. Now I have an amazing team of skilled glass makers who have really delivered during this extraordinary year, and honestly it’s a wonderful feeling being able to continue creating such exquisite art pieces with an inspired team.”

“My studio team are the lifeblood of this company,” says Jo. “Opportunities in the arts are few and far between at present in the UK, and so much talent goes untapped. We try very hard to offer opportunities to those who show commitment to a career in fusedglass, and that has resulted in a brilliant, multi-skilled team of makers with incredible potential to e pand the field. Since opening the first o owns allery in Padstow in 2005, Jo and team's displays have become a real icon of the Cornish high street, with windows that showcase all the dazzling colours of the coast. “I’m so proud of that and what the studio team has created,” says Jo. “They’ve allowed us to showcase large-scale work, which are now also featured on our website so our customers can celebrate the beauty of Cornwall across the UK.”

DID YOU KNOW? Jo Downs has five Cornish galleries: Market Place, St Ives; Middle Street, Padstow; Fore Street, Fowey; Fore Street, Tintagel, and Pennygillam, Launceston. For opening times, visit www.jodowns.com

JO DOWNS HANDMADE GLASS J o D owns Handmade G lass 015 66 779779 sales@ j odowns.com www.j odowns.com

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SHINING We discover a hidden gem of a jewellery shop in the heart of Porthleven.

ABOVE  Pop in and peruse the fabulous pieces on display

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orthleven Jewellery Workshop, nestled on the harbourside of the quintessentially Cornish fishing village of Porthleven has gained a reputation over nearly a decade as the go-to destination for friendly and reliable ewellery advice and service complementing the team’s beautiful range of all things sparkly. Husband and wife team, Clair and Paul Pennington have now been oined in their business by their son avid making this a multi-generational ewellery business for the future. If you can persuade your ga e from the shimmering waters of the harbour you’ll be treated with a sparkle of a different kind. Step inside and you’ll find a stunning range of ewellery watches and accessories for both men and women, including eminent international brands sitting alongside uni ue bespoke items created in-house by the workshop’s own team of ewellers. ach gleaming glass cabinet offers a new treasure at every turn, testament to Paul and Clair’s discerning eye when it comes to curating a stunning jewellery selection. side from the glorious contents of the e uisite display cabinets Porthleven Jewellery Workshop’s specialities include remodelling those treasured heirlooms

which might be dated in style. Paul and David are able to use their jewellery making e pertise and design air to create something contemporary and wearable while keeping that ever-important sentimental value. y using different techni ues like sand casting where sand is used for the mould material, or lost wa casting whereby a duplicate metal piece either in silver or gold is cast from the original item means that precious memories can be worn with pride, forever. old and stones can also be re-purposed from original designs and re-modelled to create something entirely bespoke but ust as precious. All services are offered, from repairs to re-si ing and ewellery cleaning especially useful if your favourite pieces have tarnished through lack of wear during lockdown this really is a one-stop harbourside shop for all things ewellery. Paul and Clair assure us that no ob is too big or too small all you need do is ust pop in and they will be happy to help.

PORTHLEVEN JEWELLERY WORKSHOP 2 St E lvan’ s C ourtyard, Harbour Road, P orthleven TR13 9FB 01326 5 615 11 www.p orthlevenj ewelleryworkshop .co.uk

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From individual tiles to bespoke bathrooms, kitchens & interior design, Alchemy Tiles uses 13th Century inlay techniques to individually hand carve (rather than paint) inspiring images and words into beautiful and unique creations. Each handmade tile held eternal in earth and time. Commissions welcome. 07768 193848 info@melchambers.com

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Showcasing local artists and art galleries 2. PERRANS ABOVE

Cromwell’s Castle, Tresco, Isles of Scilly by Gareth Tibbs Perrans Above is an aerial photography gallery offering stunning images of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Experience the beauty of Cornwall’s coasts, hidden beaches, and historic sites from unique bird’seye perspectives. With collections by nine local photographers, images are available to buy as framed prints, panoramas, and posters, with free hello@perransabove.co.uk home delivery. www.perransabove.co.uk

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Tin Mining, Wheal Prosper 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, are available at the gallery. See website for 2021 opening hours.

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3. LISA HARKER

Beach Huts 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. This friendly gallery lies in the heart of the cathedral city of Truro, offering quirky art at affordable prices. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, be sure to pay Lisa and the team a visit! 8 PYDAR MEWS, TRURO TR1 2UX lisaharkerart | www.lisaharkerart.co.uk

5. COWHOUSE GALLERY

Land’s End Shags by Lee Stevenson 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.

4. SUSY WARD CERAMICS

Bespoke Pottery by Susy Ward Discover amazing pottery, stunning bespoke tableware and much more when you visit Susy Ward Ceramics. With commissions from the church, commercial sector, restaurants and individuals; having designed and produced the awards for the Cornish Business Awards 2016, we highly recommend visiting Susy Ward’s studio – open to visitors by appointment. KROWJI, REDRUTH TR15 3AJ | 07855 102598 susywardg10@yahoo.com | www.susywardceramics.com

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

6. STEVE SLIMM STUDIO

Deep in the Heart by Steve Slimm Great news – Steve’s studio near Praa Sands is open again! The impressive Aladdin’s cave-like space is full of delightful surprises for anyone serious about art. This framed oil painting (26x31cm plus frame – £722) is one in a series

of contemplative magical intimate woodland pieces. Feel free to visit and browse, without obligation. Text or call for an appointment.

THE OLD FACTORY STUDIOS, NEAR PRAA SANDS CROSS ROADS TR20 9RA | 07968 979367 www.transcendentalexpressionism.com

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7. ALCHEMY TILES

Angelic Woman by Mel Chambers “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” Cornish made, individually hand carved (rather than painted) tile by Mel Chambers of Alchemy Tiles, using ancient 13th century inlay techniques. Each piece is held eternal in earth and time. Commissions welcome. THE STUDIO, GOLDMARTIN GARAGE, SAMPYS HILL, MAWNAN SMITH, FALMOUTH TR11 5EW 07768 193848 | info@melchambers.com www.alchemytiles.com

8. BESPOKE SURF

Handcrafted home décor by Michael Jenkin Handcrafted, surf-inspired home décor and furniture made by Michael Jenkin of Bespoke Surf. Offering bespoke, commissioning of pieces such as this coffee table with custom inlay to the fin featuring mother of pearl, ebony and stone, to give a truly unique and personal touch. A range of pieces can be made, from picture frames, coat hangers and mirrors, to full length decorative wall-hung boards and coffee tables.

9. PADSTOW GALLERY Breakers by Jo Ellis

Jo’s expressive charcoals are the basis of her work she finds the freedom of drawing produces unexpected, exciting results which she then translates into paint. Working in acrylic, oils and mi ed media she finds inspiration and energy in organic shapes: “My work is all about experiencing a place, not about representing it; my emotions and reactions to where I am and what I am looking at are an important part of creating a painting – something unexpected often reveals itself in the process.” Jo’s latest exhibition focuses

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10. ATISHOO GALLERY

Charlestown by Stephanie Axtell Atishoo Gallery is a family business with a fantastic selection of original paintings and prints, many produced by owners Liz Hackney and Paul Clark. The gift shop also sells pottery, glassware, jewellery, art cards and homewares. Atishoo can be found in a pretty courtyard opposite the old Charlestown Methodist Chapel. Liz and Paul also have an onsite bespoke picture framing workshop. Please see the website for opening times. 01726 65900 | www.atishoogallery.co.uk

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11. WAVE 7 GALLERY

Treetops & Heathland by Alan Stratford 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

12. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM Sennen Cove by Laura Knight

A major new exhibition at Penlee House Gallery & Museum in Penzance celebrates the career of one of Britain’s best-loved artists, Laura Knight. Laura Knight: A Celebration features early paintings and drawings and her colourful Cornish landscapes. Highly accomplished wartime commissions sit alongside her deeply

personal and captivating portraits of ballet dancers and circus performers. The exhibition draws together around 60 stunning works by this exceptional artist. The exhibition has been made possible with support from the Weston Loan Programme, Penzance Council and the Friends of Penlee House. MORRAB ROAD, PENZANCE TR18 4HE 01736 363625 | www.penleehouse.org.uk

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FOODIE

A GREAT

BRITISH TRADITION National Cream Tea Day is almost here!

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he cream tea – a quintessential British tradition that has been enjoyed for decades – is, for many, the ultimate foodie celebration of the summer months. So, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a whole day dedicated to this delicious delicacy! Taking place on Friday 25th June, National Cream Tea Day is set to bring the nation together in a bid to fundraise for some highly deserving causes. Now in its seventh year, the day is organised by Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream and Tiptree; together, the jam and cream experts donate up to 50,000 portions of jam and cream every year through joint organisation, The Cream Tea Society, which supports fundraisers and charities to put on their own cream tea events. To date, this has helped to raise more than £680,000 for hundreds of UK charities! Of course, current restrictions have meant that these events have had to be cancelled or postponed, however after the success of last year’s virtual event, Rodda’s and Tiptree are once again hosting this year’s celebrations online, allowing everybody to come together through the power of social media and enjoy a much-needed cream tea. Taking place on 25th June, the day will involve competitions, virtual bake-a-longs, recipe sharing and simple hints and tips to

create the perfect cream tea. Funds raised will be used to support The Wave Project, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, Mind Essex, Hospitality Action, and The Royal British Legion. Participants can donate to these charities by visiting The Cream Tea Society website donations page, or by donating themselves to a charity of their choosing. “This year, more than ever, we want National Cream Tea Day to be a feelgood celebration,” says Nicholas Rodda, 5th generation of the Rodda family and Managing Director. “Taking place at the end of what have been a di cult months for the country, it’s the perfect time to support those organisations that have not been able to fundraise due to the pandemic.” So, whether you serve your scone with am or cream first everybody is invited to join in to raise funds for a very worthy cause. To be a part of the festivities or to find out more about running your own charitable cream tea event, simply head to www.creamteasociety.co.uk.

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ABOVE  One of the UK's favourite foodie traditions

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oké Food in Porthleven operates on the belief that, if every one of your senses is well fed, then you will feel satisfied. y this they mean that if a dish has crunch, softness, sharpness, sourness, sweetness bitterness smoothness saltiness savoury and spice, then it is truly balanced and your palate will have all its bo es ticked. The idea was hatched during a conversation with Serene Husseini who just so happens to be a health coach, personal trainer and nutritionist with over a decade’s e perience. They got to talking about the frustrations and hurdles that we all face when it comes to getting excellent nutrition, while still wanting to eat foods that are bursting with avour and a feast for the eyes. The nutritional foundation of a Pok owl is a balanced compilation of essential macro and micro nutrients in sensible quantities, that can be adjusted with ease taste delicious and therefore this seemed like the obvious template. The team at Pok Food approached Serene to oin them in building a wellness brand that incorporates their ethos that the food you eat is more than fuel. “I umped at the chance to collaborate with the guys at Poké Food because I knew that they understood that great health can be a complicated process involving mind and body. ur goal was and is to create an experience that feeds you well, in more ways than ust diet alone because great health is an inside ob. eprivation diets work against our natural food instincts. If we

limit and restrict foods we label those foods as bad, and then our distorted relationship with food is born. Feeding into a lasting cycle of uncomfortable and unhealthy eating habits. Health is a habit so it is important to create habits we can sustain for life. Poké Food provides nutritionally balanced, prepared meals and conscious catering targeted at those who want to choose mindful eating and health. They believe that when you know what you are eating is good for you, you can en oy it even more. They also believe that your time is precious and so is your health. All food is prepared daily in their kitchen and delivered directly to you. Their products never contain artificial additives or preservatives so they maintain their fresh natural taste. They trust in that when life and food are positively linked it cannot be about one or the other. s well as providing meal prep for those in training and on their weight management journey, Poké Food clients include powerlifters, competitive cross-fitters and those following a guided and bespoke nutrition and exercise plan for weight-loss and better health. Whether you’re an athlete in training or are simply hoping to come out of the latest lockdown with a healthier approach to life, then Poké Food can help. To find out more visit the website or better still give one of the team a call.

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CHARITY

GET READY é MAIN There are routes to suit every cyclist ì INSET

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Cornwall Hospice Care’s charity cycle ride, the Coast and Clay Sportive, is back for 2021.

A é ABOVE Henry Lewis

EXPERIENCE

DISCOVER MORE The Coast and Clay Sportive is on Sunday 18th July. To find out more details and to sign up visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/events/coastclaysportive-2021

very popular activity, since it was first introduced by St Columb otary Club this multi-distance one-day cycling sportive will be the charity’s first real event since last arch. The healthcare charity took it over in but had to cancel last year due to the pandemic. Scheduled to take place this uly with the support of title sponsor Clive itchell Cycles it is proving a hit with cyclists desperate to get out and face a real-life challenge. There are routes for everybody from the complete beginner to the hardened cyclist with distances from to miles. ne of those already signed up is Henry ewis from Truro. keen hockey player he took up road cycling in the last year: “When Covid took over team sports were put on hold and I wanted something more interesting than running to keep me busy. I'm still really en oying it and decided to buy a bike that’s far more advanced than my actual ability. I work in the HS mental health service and the last year has been an absolute rollercoaster. It sounds hideously clich but cycling gives me a bit of headspace after a di cult day.

Henry says he was talked in to the Sportive by friends yan and le who will compete with him: “I was keeping fit for my wedding to ess in pril and we wanted to set ourselves a bit of a challenge but were under no illusion that over miles would probably end in some long-term in uries and embarrassment. is a stretch but we've got a few months to train Henry says he has close hockey friends who’ve received support from Cornwall Hospice Care in the past. “It's a fantastic charity and a large part of ustifying the pain of over miles and ft of climbs. I will be absolutely delighted if I can finish without breaking the bike or my own legs. miles in itself would be fine in most other parts of the country but Cornwall has a uni ue ability to throw hill after hill at you and I think they've fully utilised that on the planned route.

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