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hat a fabulous summer it’s been so far down here in Cornwall; with the sub-tropical temperatures we’ve experienced lately the crystalclear waters of the Cornish coast have never been more irresistible for the surfers, paddle-boarders, divers and wild swimmers among us. While the resident sea-life has been thriving in the warm blue waters, another sort of living treasure has been ourishing in land, just waiting to be stumbled upon. The Duchy boasts some of the most beautifully established gardens in the country, and we’d like to take you on a stroll through some of our favourites. Turn to page 22 to read this month’s cover feature and to explore just a few of the stunning gardens coming into bloom this summer. We’ve also taken a closer look at the breathtakingly beautiful area that is Penwith this month, so make sure to turn to page 74 for the local makers, coastal crafters and Cornish eateries that, in our opinion, really ought not to be missed. As always, this issue features some of the most presitigous properties currently available in the county, so why not turn to page 28 and peruse the market from the comfort of your comfiest armchair If you’re looking for a temporary getaway, take a look at the stunning holiday homes with availability from page 58, and for the perfect Cornish keepsake why not be inspired by local makers (page 80) or Cornish artists (page 94) for your own made-in-Cornwall memento. Add to all of this some incredible prizes in this month’s competitions (page 101) and this really is the ultimate guide to Cornwall as we approach the autumn months ahead. ...happy reading!

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Cover feature

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REGULARS

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News & views

Catch up with Cornwall

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Luxury property

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Coastal escapes

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On display

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Competitions

Dream homes by the sea

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Our favourite Cornish stays A window into Cornwall's art scene You have to be in it to win it!

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Taste of the sea

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A force for change

A new chapter for Rhubarb & Bloom All things seafood and beyond Introducing Smuggled from Cornwall A sample of this incredible area By local makers and coastal crafters Silver made with Cornwall at heart At the Porthleven Jewellery Workshop With Fourth Element A look into the Jackson Foundation

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Ludgate House Antiques

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enters sixth year of trading Returning for the third time to the beautiful grounds at Enys House and Gardens, Ludgate House Antiques have the pleasure of hosting the Antiques & Decorative Fair on 25th and 26th of September this year. For all things antique and vintage, this will be an unmissable opportunity to find something truly unique. All the dealers you may have come across last year at the fair are due to return, alongside some new faces from out of county who will broaden the range that the fair has to offer further than ever before. Needlework samplers, Treen and Gardenalia, specialise in vintage clothing and will be joining the event to add their magic to the already tantalising concoction of antique and vintage furniture, rugs, jewellery, art, books, militaria and much more!

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or you’d just like to have a browse through some unusual and exciting items, there’s something for everyone and a price range to suit all. The dealers who come together for the fair have endeavoured to cultivate a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and as Dave Evans, seller at the popular pitch for garden tools in the Coach House, puts it: “Everyone gets on and it has a lovely feel to it.” With an entry price of just £5, and under 16s getting in for free, there’s absolutely nothing to stop you making a day of it at the Antiques & Decorative Fair. Who knows what you’ll find For more information visit www.ludgatehouseantiques.com

Maggie Wombell, owner of Whitegoose(&Co), is delighted to be celebrating her sixth year of providing beautiful garments and unusual accessories from around the world, sourcing the items herself with thoughtful care. “I love running this wonderful little shop and it just seems to get better and better,” says Maggie. “My aim is to be as helpful as possible and make our customers feel wonderful and comfortable in the atmosphere we’ve created and we promise you won’t be disappointed.” The Wadebridge based shop boasts an eclectic collection of accessories, including French market baskets, Savon de Marsaille soaps, and cushions from Biggie Best. Also on offer is the Mexican brand, One Life, a range of Trousers from Pinns, jackets from Suzy D and many more tempting articles just waiting to be discovered. For more information call 01208 815157

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Cornwall Hospice Care After an extremely tough year for Cornish charity, Cornwall Hospice Care, a welcome boost has made its way to them in the form of an incredible donation of , 5 from the NFU Mutual Agency Giving Fund, in support of Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s Hospices.

But the situation is ever-changing, and it can be worrying knowing what you might need in place before you travel. Fortunately, Rapid Health Test is here to help – the only Government-approved clinic in Cornwall and Devon offering same-day PCR testing, Fit to ly certification, and Day , 5 and tests for passengers returning from abroad. With two clinics in Plymouth and Truro, Rapid Health Test proudly serves the Cornwall and Devon communities, helping you save money and stay local with your pre- and post-travel tests, without potential delays or the need to travel out of county. To book an appointment or to find out more, simply give Dr Stolte and the team a call, and quote ‘Cornwall Living’ to receive £10 off your PCR test! For more information call 01872 229740 or visit www.rapidhealthtest.com

Back to the wild The recent summer months have meant only one thing for the Wild Tipi team; they are as busy as ever putting up their stunning Giant Hat tipis for weddings and events all over the south west. With so much having been cancelled over the last year due to Covid restrictions, it’s been a particularly special summer season for Wild Tipi, and they are enjoying every minute. Owner Sam explains: “We have so missed bringing communities together to celebrate under the canopies of our giant tipis. It’s wonderful to see these events going ahead at last.” Hoping to make the business more sustainable and community-focused, Wild Tipi welcomes others to come and enjoy the space at their farm. They will be inviting others to hold nature-based workshops, wellbeing days and

The charity is immensely grateful for the donation, as Oli Hoare, Head of Fundraising, expresses: “This is such an amazing gesture and follows a period of huge disruption for our fundraising and shop teams.” For more information visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk

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Knowing what to do regarding travel abroad this summer can be confusing; the latest Government guidance has enabled UK residents who have been fully vaccinated through the NHS to travel to Amber-list countries, without quarantining when they return.

Ian Maddever from NFU Mutual Liskeard and St Austell says: “I think it’s fair to say that almost everyone within our county will be touched by the care provided by the hospices either directly or indirectly at some point throughout their lives, and with this in mind we genuinely couldn’t think of a worthier recipient of the donation, especially at a time when fundraising has been so challenging”.

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Brimming with fresh produce and delicious food cooked in their coastal kitchen and sourced from local artisans, Boscastle Farm Shop believes in ‘food from around the corner and not around the world’. The award-winning shop – with its own café, deli, shop and butchery – is less than 50 yards from the coastal path, inviting a spot of home-made lunch with a view after a leisurely walk in this stunning area with an abundance of wildlife, including grey seals and peregrine falcons. To make visiting the shop and café even easier, online booking is back! You can pop onto the website and book your inside table in a few seconds to avoid any disappointment, and if you would prefer a table outside for an al fresco bite, booking isn’t necessary – just turn up and take your pick. From pies and pasties to beautiful cakes and treats, the incredible selection of homemade delicacies isn’t to be missed, so make sure to pay a visit to Boscastle Farm Shop! 01840 250827 www.boscastlefarmshop.co.uk

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your garden space Whether it’s because you need space in which to work from home, for entertaining guests, or for simply enjoying the outdoors away from the madding crowd, the addition of a garden room is the perfect way in which to make the most of your outside space. The team at Scribe have years of experience in bringing such projects to life. One of their bespoke garden buildings can really make good use of an outdoor area, and having built summer houses, log cabins and even bars – in some superb settings – the team understand that such projects can make your garden a real hub of relaxation, with or without guests!

In an age where so many of us shop online, personal service is often neglected, but the team at Spyrys Spas & Hot Tubs put customers at the very core of their business. “We pride ourselves in looking after our customers’ specific spa needs, offering honest advice and helping them understand the differences, as not all spas are built the same way,” says Spyrys owner, Sharon. “We don’t just sell spas,” Sharon continues. “We are also here to offer help, advice and support for the lifetime of your hot tub, with ongoing advice, water treatments and tips to help save energy and reduce maintenance and the costs associated with it.” So, if you’re contemplating investing in a hot tub for your family, holiday home or letting property, be sure to give Sharon

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Aspen Sanding offers a specialist renovation, enhancement and maintenance service for hardwood floors using professional Lagler floor sanders to renew floors to perfect condition. The dust-free process is carried out by Lagler certified and trained operatives to put colour and durability back into your existing flooring. Aspen Sanding undertakes large projects such as gymnasiums and dance halls, and can complete such tasks out-of-hours. Renovating a floor is an affordable and sustainable method of complementing flooring, and we offer a range of finishes to guarantee a stunning end result.

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News & views The gardens are flourishing

Cooking up a storm!

at Hotel Meudon

Tucked away in a wooded valley just outside Falmouth you may stumble upon one of Cornwall’s best kept secret gardens, on the grounds of otel eudon. ecently refurbished and heralding a nostalgic sixties vibe with its post-modern meets contemporary chic décor, the hotel offers a stylish retreat and exceptional service to all who walk through its doors. The gorgeous hotel lies at the heart of the most magnificent subtropical gardens, carefully tended and nurtured by Head ardener, Ashley ray. The giant rhubarb and towering tree ferns make for an almost other-worldly exotic paradise, making any stroll through the grounds immensely enjoyable in any season. As we approach autumn, the hotel continues to attract visitors to this very special location, so prepare to wrap up and enquire about the current availability over the coming months, you certainly won’t be disappointed. For more information call 01326 250541 or visit www.meudon.co.uk

Heart, Smoke and Soal design and build luxury bespoke outdoor kitchens. For them, it’s important that they not only try out and use the equipment they sell themselves in order to give the best advice and guidance to their clients, but that their clients have the opportunity to see the equipment in action – as well as tasting the results! In light of this, June 25th saw the new showroom doors o cially opened to the public with an extravagant Open Day. With products on show from VLAZE, ire agic, ay ower Stone, B and Certainly Wood to name just a few, alongside a range of accessories and accompaniments, the showroom was a veritable Aladdin’s cave of outdoor living and cooking e uipment. uests happily sipped complimentary champagne while watching live cooking

demonstrations from world-famous chef Sue Stoneman. Sad you missed it? Fear not, there are two further Open Days this summer, so you can too can smell and taste what the wide range of luxury outdoor cooking equipment can do. On August 6th, chef ila oss Patel will be cooking up some Indian wonders on the amazing Kadai range of fire bowls. Brand specialists Primo rills will be on hand to answer any questions on their ceramic grills on August 27th, when their equipment will be put to the test. Be sure to head over to the website to register for these events, or indeed a one-to-one showroom consultation, and take your outdoor living and cooking to the next level. For more information call 01409 251357 or visit www.heartsmokesoal.co.uk

Clever Cornish craftsmanship Taking inspiration from the intrinsic surf culture that lies at the heart of Cornwall, Michael Jenkin, owner and founder of Bespoke Surf, channels this lifestyle into hand-crafted, functional pieces to adorn the home of any wave lover. From full-size decorative boards to coffee tables, candle holders and even shelves and mirrors, there’s a little something to suit any corner of your house.

His latest project is an entirely customisable wine caddy. Made with quality local and exotic hardwoods, he brings the ‘surf’s up’ vibe to an evening shared with friends and a bottle of wine – or two! These bespoke pieces of functional art are all one-offs, so if you’d like a stand-out piece to add to your own home décor, or the ultimate gift for a salt water seeker, look no further! For more information 07856 594414 or visit www.bespokesurf.co.uk

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An element of

Three decades of architectural mastery

Cornwall

Originally established in 2013, lemental in was one of the first gins to be exclusively distilled and bottled in Cornwall for over 300 years, the recipe of which was the result of months of careful alcohol alchemy. In February 2020, Nicki and Joe Woolley uprooted their lives and took the plunge into the world of Elemental, and are now the proud owners of this unique distillery. The most important thing at Elemental in now has been to ensure that they continue the tradition of creating the hand-crafted, small-batch, premium gin that people know and love, whilst breathing some new life into the distillery and the brand. The multiaward winning Cornish in is a firm favourite with the locals, heralding juniper and citrus tones. Across the range they make an excellent gin and tonic, but for something different why not try the aspberry as an amazing ‘summer cup’, or the Apple with a splash of apple juice over ice? For more information call 07948 473487 or visit www.elementalgin.co.uk

Established in 1992, and now owned and run by the current directors James and ill oran, Lilly Lewarne has been providing awless architectural design across Cornwall for almost 30 years. Priding itself on a depth of local knowledge and a strong reputation for excellent design, the practice puts its prolonged success down to the team who have been the real driving force behind it all. Experienced in commercial, educational, healthcare, leisure, spa, hotels and all aspects of residential architecture, Lilly Lewarne have a broad range of professional expertise to offer, and are confident in their ability to meet and surpass the demands of any brief. arning his certificate for professional practice in 1999, and becoming chartered in 2002, James Moran has been involved with the practice from an early stage, and with ill has guided it to a higher quality of design, which has led to several award-winning projects being completed.

Lilly Lewarne designs with site, time, materiality, sustainability and humanity in mind, enabling them to create an architecture that is appropriate and functional, and endeavouring to employ a sense of clarity to their projects to create a result that the client can be proud of. Whether it’s a full renovation of a historic Cornish engine house, or a clean, contemporary build from the ground up, the team have an impressive array of projects under their belt, and having worked with most of the major contractors in the region are fully aware of the commercial pressures on their clients. Consequently, Lilly Lewarne aims to provide not only an e cient and interactive service, but also to engender quality, economy, durability, and buildability within their design solutions. For more information call 01872 261000 or visit www.lillylewarne.co.uk

Helping with holidays since 1988 When it comes to seeking advice about holiday accommodation, Toad Hall Cottages certainly knows a thing or two. With over thirty years’ experience and over 900 cottages to choose from, the professional and friendly team are dedicated to helping guests find the perfect holiday cottage. With o ces throughout the south west, Toad Hall’s booking advisors listen carefully to your requirements and suggest cottages to make your holiday in the West Country a truly memorable one.

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Alternatively, if you own a cottage which you are thinking of utilising as a holiday let, or are looking at purchasing one, Toad Hall cottages is on hand with advice every step of the way. Since the first booking in , Toad all has strived to offer holiday home owners in Cornwall and the West Country the best level of service, expertise and peace of mind it possibly can. So get in touch and speak to the friendly team – they’d love to hear from you. For more information call 01548 202020 or visit www.toadhallcottages.co.uk

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Keeping dogs cool this summer

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Recent times have meant postponed weddings and restricted gatherings in moments of celebration, but now is the time to re-group and get planning, because big weddings are back! Being one of the few shops in the country selling special occasion wear for mothers of the bride or groom, alongside a collection of casual wear, Manor Fashions has exactly the thing to help you prepare for the big day. The team’s reputation for personal service on a one-to-one basis in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere attracts customers from all around the country, and is a firm favourite locally. With a vast array of designer collections, Manor Fashions can advise you on fit, shape and style, stocking sizes from 8 to 30. For the entire range, pop into the elston based store to find the perfect outfit for the perfect day. For more information call 07989 133254 or visit www.manorfashions.co.uk

We’ve experienced some incredible weather this summer and whilst we bask in these amazing temperatures, even on the beach with the sea lapping at their paws, our dogs can start to struggle and overheating can happen very quickly. Even at home, just as we struggle to sleep in extreme temperatures, imagine how much worse it can be for our furry friends. As temperatures rise, we all need to take extreme care when venturing out or staying at home with our dogs this summer. Keeping cool is particularly important for dogs with short snouts, elderly dogs, and dogs with thick coats who are particularly vulnerable to overheating. We all know that staying hydrated is vital, but we also need to be acutely aware of the temperature of pavements and sand on the beaches. If it’s too hot

for our feet, it will be too hot for theirs! Providing shade where we can and vigilance with signs of overheating are a must, but prevention is always better than cure. Slickers Doghouse stocks a range of products to help keep your dogs healthy and happy during the hot summer days and nights, including KeepCool coats, which have been proven to reduce a dog’s temperature to normal within ten minutes, without causing cold shock, even if they are already overheated. Freezing water on an overheated dog can be as catastrophic as the heat itself, so cool water or products such as a cooling coat are much safer and can be used indoors, outdoors, and in cars, at any time. For more information visit www.slickersdoghouse.co.uk

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The recent lockdowns over the last year have made day-to-day life a little more di cult for everyone, particularly those who rely on daily assistance from the brave carers who have trooped on through the pandemic to bring that much needed help to those in need. But now we’re starting to emerge on the other side of it all as restrictions begin to ease, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for Bluebird Care, who have prioritised giving top uality care from the start. The friendly team understand that getting outside is essential for physical and mental wellbeing, and although anxieties might understandably still be present amongst staff and clients, time is taken to plan safe trips out during uieter moments, in the daytime, for that much needed feeling of normality that we’ve all missed. utings to local parks and strolls amongst the wild owers in the summer sun are popular activities, often accompanied by a visit to the local

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Despite a major refit only last year, eil and the team at The Little in Shack, Wadebridge, have since moved to a larger premises on the town’s main street, offering gin lovers more space, inside and out, to sample the incredible range of li uid wares on offer. ice cream shop for a double cone and ake, just because they can Being based in Cornwall, trips to the beach are definitely on the cards, with sand between toes and sun on skin feeling like a true luxury. ow more than ever, indulging in things that make us happy is vital, and Bluebird Care take joy in being able to bring these moments to their customers and support them in living their life the way they want to. For more information call 01872 276006 or contact midcornwall@bluebirdcare.co.uk

In fact, up to can now sit to enjoy their choice from the store’s incredible offering. Which is perfect, because with a range of gins standing at nearly 0 strong including tipples from both Cornwall and around the world you will definitely want to sit down and relax as you sample your way through the gins recommended to you by the team. So if you’re looking forward to late summer soirees and early autumn gatherings, we can’t think of many places better suited than The Little in Shack, at 5 olesworth Street, Wadebridge. For more information call 07740 639565 or visit www.thelittleginshack.co.uk

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As the finally gets back to some sort of new normality albeit cautiously , many people are happily embracing a return to a more familiar way of life, including returning to work. But while some are happy to get back to the traditional to 5 and all that comes with it, many have realised it just isn’t for them anymore. Spending time at home during lockdown over recent months afforded many people the opportunity to seriously think about their future career plans, including whether starting a business or becoming self employed could be a viable option. And clearly it proved to be, as figures published by the ce for ational Statistics show a significant increase in the number of new companies created in the during the second half of 0 0. Whether needing to replace lost income through redundancy or furlough, wanting to stay active and develop passions and

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ike Lacey has been capturing the raw beauty of the Cornish sea with his camera for over ten years, and has recently added a captivating piece to his collection, showcased in the Waves allery, Porthleven. Aptly named ystic’, ike has presented us with crystal blue ripples and sun kissed sand under the surface of a calm sea at Sennen Cove: “It was one of the most perfectly clear water days I’ve ever seen in Cornwall. “I love the relaxing feeling you get from this image,” he continues. “ ou can almost touch the sand.” ike’s mesmerising photographs come in a variety of sizes and medias, and can be purchased from the Waves allery just tucked in from the harbour or online the only thing you have to do is choose from ike’s incredible collection For more information call 01326 368369 or visit www.wavesgallery.co.uk

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1962, marking the bicentennial of the establishment of the family in Falmouth, Cuthbert, Moyra and their son Philip entrusted lendurgan to the ational Trust, so that the maintenance of grounds and estate could be continued and the rare beauty of this beloved family heirloom preserved and enjoyed by all. Today lendurgan offers a vibrant Camellia walk, an olive grove and apple orchard home to local varieties of apples, figs, pecans, pears and citrus fruits, as well as three beehives with an active colony of honeybees. You can take a stroll beneath the blossoming cherry trees on your way to the ancient cherry laurel hedge maze and quite literally lose yourself in the arms of the garden. But in the heart of it all, at the top of the valley garden, you can find what the ational Trust affectionately refers to as the grandfather of lendurgan’. At almost 0 years old, the iconic tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is the oldest and most impressive tree on the grounds, boasting bright tea cup owers in hues of lime green and orange in late June, and as autumn approaches the giant green leaves take on bright gold tones and signal the end of another year at lendurgan, as the garden prepares to close for winter.

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estled along the glistening coast and hidden in lush woodlands amongst the ancient remains of Cornish history can be found some of the county’s proudest living treasures. We’re very lucky to now have access to so many gardens which were once private spaces for the fortunate families that owned the rich and prosperous land, and it’s down to these green fingered visionaries that we owe our thanks for the carefully tended and thriving gardens we’re able to visit today. In 1762 the Fox’s, a noted Quaker family, established themselves in Falmouth and are responsible for more than one of the shining gems we have now, including Penjerrick and Trebah, but most particularly the colourful and ourishing grounds that are lendurgan arden and state. Alfred ox set up home here with his wife and subsequent family of 12, and began to develop the layout of the garden paths which remain today, along with the iconic cherry laurel maze and orchards. The family’s investments in a ship agency presented a convenient opportunity for the acquirement of rare and exotic plant species to populate the grounds, many of which have been maintained to this day. Alfred’s fifth son eorge was a keen botanist, and after inheriting the estate in 1890 began to expand the plant collections with particular emphasis on Conifers and tender Rhododendrons. His eldest son, Cuthbert, was passed the green fingered torch in and continued to develop the gardens with his wife oyra for the next 0 years. In

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Tucked away in the woodland of Penwith lies another hidden gem, famed for its awardwinning oral collections and impressive exotic tree specimens. In 50, dward Bolitho bought the land known as ‘Trewidden Bal’ which is now known to us as Trewidden ouse and arden. The gardens are situated on the site of an ancient opencast tin mine dating all the way back to Roman times, evidence of which can still be seen today dward is responsible for planting the cover of woodland that keeps this secret garden from the outside world, before establishing newly introduced plants from Asia and the Southern emisphere throughout the grounds. But this visionary did not work alone, and was very fortunate to have the expertise of his head gardener, eorge addern, who worked to plant and shape the garden for 45 years to roughly the size it is today. dward’s son Thomas would go on to continue the work laid down by his father, and make the decision in 0 to fill the old opencast mine with tree ferns (Dicksonia antarctica), newly imported from Australia by Treseders nursery, creating the Tree Fern Dell. Thomas’ creativity and hard work has resulted in what is now considered the best stand of tree ferns in the orthern Hemisphere, and is a breathtaking sight to behold. Mary Williams, daughter of Thomas Bolitho, returned to her enchanting childhood home after the death of her husband in 1955 and became a huge in uence on the development of the garden,

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planting the striking Magnolia hypoleuca that remains on the orth Walk herself. ow the largest of its kind in the , it has also been designated as a Champion Tree! Mary spent the rest of her days gardening with enthusiasm and joy in the wooded wonderland she was raised in. Today, Trewidden is owned by Alverne Bolitho, a cousin of Mary’s who inherited the property when she passed away in 1977. He continues to develop the garden alongside his ead ardener ichard Morton and the team, with the charming aim of keeping the garden a place of ‘peace and beauty, of constant surprise and delight’. enny lds, Land Agent, remarks on this: “Time and time again our visitors remark how Trewidden is a place of calm and tranquillity. Wandering under the lofty trees and through the maze of paths around the plant collections, which are all spectacular in their own way when in bloom, always seems to restore the soul!” nder Alverne’s stewardship the gardens were opened to the public for all to enjoy this delightful feeling. Take in the colours and scents of over 250 varieties of Camellia, bask in the glory of the five Champion Magnolia trees, and feel like a Lilliputian under the towering soft tree ferns, settled for over a century in the bowl of the mine’s remains in a handmade paradise. Overlooking the quaint village of St Mawes, with an overwhelming coastal view, sits the comparatively modern Lamorran ardens, established much more recently in , when obert and aria Antoinette Dudley-Cooke acquired an overgrown, steeply sloping stretch of pure potential. Memories of their past travels to the gardens of La Montella on the Italian isle

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of Ischia planted a seed that, with hard work and creative determination, would turn to reality for this budding couple. Images of a romantic terraced garden with curving paths and occasional reveals of the sea would form a template for Robert, who transplanted a large collection of Rhododendrons and evergreen azaleas to make up the early plantings. Drawing inspiration from the spirit of Japanese, editerranean, and nglish gardens, Lamorran ouse ardens began to take shape. After an expansion in the mid nineties that essentially doubled the size of the garden, ead ardener ark Brent offered his expertise for the next 20 years and the grounds began to take the shape that we can see today. The garden has an unusual benefit with the sea right at its door, creating an atmosphere that wards off any frost and allows for a multitude of exotic and unusual planting choices. Lamorran also boasts a healthy collection of tree ferns and palms that ourish in this benign microclimate. This subtropical, Italianate inspired garden radiates warm visions of the Mediterranean as you wander among the temples and archways, and transports you to Venice as you walk over the bridge and lean out to look across the bay. xplore the areas of lush woodland, and discover the Japanese inspired water garden. Overall, Lamorran ardens truly embodies the guiding principle behind its design, to create ‘tranquillity and beauty in harmony with nature’. A multitude of blossoming gardens are open to us this season, and whether you’re looking for towering exotic flora to take your breath away, an insight into a secret-garden of childhood dreams, or an element of warm, far-away lands in a pocket utopia, don’t miss out on visiting a secret Cornish paradise coming into bloom this summer.

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and Martyn place emphasis on stunning photography to showcase a property and its location at its very best. These are then incorporated into every element of each property’s marketing, including brochures of the highest uality, five property marketing portals – Rightmove, On The Market, Zoopla, Prime Location, and Boomin – as well as via social media and as part of the agency’s annual 500 pages of magazine advertising, thus reaching a very large audience. “Our approach has proven to be extremely effective,” Martyn expands. “Since setting up five years ago, we have had great success in selling properties across the county, often achieving premium prices that have surpassed even our vendors' wildest expectations. This is a direct result of the best marketing presentation, adding value and attracting the best buyers in the market.” Due to continuing success and high demand for homes in the Duchy, Rohrs and Rowe are in need of more property, so if you’re looking to sell your home but have yet to find the right agent, why not give Martyn and Matthew a call to see how they could help?

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ick ill, Carpet Trader Sales anager, tells us: “With many consumers hitting a brick wall when shopping online, people want to deal with real people,” and we think he makes a good point. ortunately, with 5 years’ experience in the ooring industry, Nick is always on hand to provide a face-to-face service, which is important when buying more complex items such as carpet and ooring. ur expert sales team provide specialist advice on product choice, oor maintenance and even a free of charge quotation, helping our customers to make the right choice to suit their individual needs.” Perhaps the best reason to visit in person, however, is supporting local businesses. Local independent retailers are critical for local economies; they are places for human contact, and supporting local shops ultimately benefits the local economy something we can surely all get on board with after the struggles we’ve faced over the course of the pandemic. So, if you’re updating your home interior and are looking for the perfect ooring solutions to suit your unique home and style, as April says: “We warmly invite you to visit us at our new showroom and look forward to seeing you face to face!”

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Shutters are great for children’s bedrooms and nurseries too; a dim-out option is perfect for youngsters who nap during the day, and the lack of a cord means there’s nothing for curious kids to pull and break. They also promise peace and quiet, thanks to the aforementioned frame, which unlike blinds and curtains ensures that those who like to keep the window open at night needn’t put up with noisy rattling! “Whilst shutters might, in some instances, be slightly more expensive,” says Ali, “their versatility means they provide better value than curtains or blinds. If privacy, light control, e ciency and durability are important to you, there’s no better option.” In short, if you’re embarking on an interior project, whether your window dressings are the last piece in the puzzle, or you need guidance from Ali and the team of interior experts to get your entire project of the ground, be sure to give The Cotton Mills in Truro a call!

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lot of us have become reacquainted with our homes over the past year or so, having spent more time inside than we’re used to, but over at Cloudberry Living the team recognise that these moments at home are important, and that with a little thought into how we arrange and adorn our interior and exterior spaces, these moments can be truly cherished and enjoyed. Their collection of simple, Scandi style products from a gorgeous selection of brands provides the ultimate choice for any visitor to the shop, with something to suit any home and add that aura of quiet charm. Whether you’re looking to introduce a stand-out element to your current interior, or rethink your home style, Cloudberry’s range of furniture, lighting and delightful décor offers a perfect solution to the living room blues. Our outdoor spaces and gardens have provided those of us lucky enough to have access to one with a refreshing sanctuary on warm days, and the team at Cloudberry have the perfect additions to offer us, with a range of sleek outdoor furniture to bring a sense of home outside, encouraging a sunlit family meal around the table on the patio. Their new hammock made from post-consumer plastic invites an afternoon of comfort under leafy green trees, and the cast iron firepit and barbe ue allow for cosy evenings spent story telling under the stars. Cloudberry embrace the Danish concept of ‘Hygge’, which promotes an atmosphere that allows for cosy, magical moments spent with friends and family, traditionally by candlelight. Originally, Scandinavian design developed as a direct result of the seasons and those materials readily available from the land, with long, dark winters being countered by bright spaces which let in and re ect as much natural light as possible. This a nity with the natural world and a focus on optimising the spaces we have lies at the heart of Cloudberry, and is a way of thinking that we could all benefit from as we emerge from a di cult time and look to our own bright spaces.

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wide range of products with experienced and professional customer service. As a company we are genuinely passionate about what we do, from cutting a replacement glass table top to supplying and installing stunning glass balustrades, while working and supporting our local communities with our Cornwall Glass Charitable Fund.” Expect the wow factor when you enter the Cornwall Glass showroom, with examples of the team’s most popular products on display, plus the county’s widest range of framed mirrors. The friendly team, with years of experience in the glass industry, are on hand to advise and work on projects large or small, offering a first class service, plus glaziers operating throughout the south west, providing a high uality, exible and professional fitting service. While you’re waiting for your glass to be cut, why not head over for a little peruse of the myriad ooring options at ardy Carpets Having been established for over 40 years, this is another family run business that’s ourished in the south west, and whether

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you’re after the plushest of carpets for a luxury bedroom vibe, or a rustic, hardwood look laminate, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Hunting for fresh carpets and ooring can be a little daunting, especially if you’re not sure on budget or look, but the friendly staff who walk the showroom oor are there to help, with an enormous range for you to discover at prices that won’t break the bank. Hardy Carpets offers an incredible level of support, from shop oor advice, to free measuring, and even expert fitting. An ultimate one-stop shop if you know what you’re looking for, and if you don’t! Speaking with Lynzi, Manager of Hardy Carpets, she expresses a noble company ethos: “To make all customers happy, and for each one to walk out of our showroom knowing that they have the best uality ooring at the best price from a local business.” Sometimes you just need to see something in action to be able to visualise it in your own home, and if you head upstairs to Annie & Maude – situated on the mezzanine – you’ll be able to see just that, as Hardy Carpets have supplied and laid all their ooring This company is brand new, having only started trading in May this year, but its eclectic mix of gifts and homewares is growing ever more popular with locals and visitors alike. “As part of the Cornwall Group we are the brainchild of our Chairman Mark Mitchell, who wanted to take a new direction form his well-established and well-known glass companies,” explains Kati Bawden, who manages Annie & Maude alongside Adele Payne. Inspiration for the business, and the origin of its name, comes from Mark Mitchell’s great grandmothers, Maude Parris and Annie Deacon, who Kati describes as “two rather ‘ansum Cornish maids with a passion for making a house a home”. Resourceful and imaginative, Katie explains: “They created homes that were ahead of their

time. Today we celebrate their legacy and love of eclectic home styling.” This celebration is showcased in a carefully curated collection of diverse and imaginative pieces that fill the 3,000 square foot showroom and which provide a real feast for the senses, from gifts, cards and wrapping paper, to furniture and homewares. They’ll even gift-wrap for you while you wait! With Cornwall Glass to your left, Hardy Carpets to your right and Annie & Maude above, we can’t imagine a better arrangement of local businesses to offer you everything you could need to transform your home. The friendly atmosphere and helpful advice spreads through the whole building, so make sure to have a chat with the lovely staff on hand there, you won’t be disappointed!

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DID YOU KNOW? An easy but important tip is to monitor and maintain the pH levels of your water. “Test regularly with strips,” says Jon, “because if the pH is wrong, you will burn out your seals on the pumps, heaters and jets, and the average price on a pump is £300!”

n a world that's constantly being stoked by news outlets and social media looking for that sensational new angle to sell stories, wouldn t it be lovely to find a quiet corner and have some quality sensory deprivation? This is the question that Jon Pennington, founder of Hot Tub Help, poses to us. And he has a point. Every now and then we all need to escape the noise and find a way to relax. ore importantly, it s easy to forget the value of spending quality time together – away from screens and social media, completely unplugged. This is where hot tubs come in, and the first thing to say is that hot tubs are an investment in such quality time. Whether you want to connect with your kids, enjoy some time just the two of you, or simply spend a few moments away from the world, says Jon: “Buy a hot tub! You would be amazed how sitting in a tub of hot bubbly water can soothe the soul.” “Disclaimer! We don’t sell hot tubs, we just fix them,” on continues, “but we can give you plenty of tips on how to run one so it doesn’t cost you a fortune.” The first thing to ask yourself is how much insulation does your hot tub have? “Insulation and keeping your hot tub up to temperature is the number one tip for saving on electricity and keeping costs down,” says Jon.

“The second is to ask yourself whether you need a yearly service, or whether you can just look inside? A bit like checking under the bonnet of your car before a long journey, shine a torch around – catch the faults before they happen and save money!” Tip number three, is the use of vinyl cleaner. By cleaning your hot tub cover and generally looking after it, you will save money. Jon suggests something that has UV protection, water proofing and a moisturiser to feed the cover and stop it drying out. A well-maintained hot tub cover will make your hot tub look like new, and when you consider the cost of a new cover – “they cost £350 upwards,” says Jon – it makes sense to look after yours. In short, hot tubs are an investment in time spent together, and in order to protect that investment and minimise on costs, a stitch in time really does save nine! That said, if you’re unsure, it always makes sense to consult the professionals, so be sure to contact Jon and the team at Hot Tub Help, experts when it comes to fixing hot tubs in Cornwall.

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ith autumn looming after some much-enjoyed summer days, a lot of us will be looking ahead to those colder evenings we can expect as the year progresses; when beach days and backyard barbeques become but a fond reminiscence of recent months, and our scarves and button-up coats start to make their first appearances. With hot chocolates and comforting soups in hand on cold, rainy days, would the image be complete without the cosiest of fires to sit beside The team over at Eden Hearth & Home have been busy preparing their showroom to make way for an exciting new fireplace experience, having built an amazing media room with all the latest electric fires on display for you to try before you buy. Eden’s owner Tracy Johnson explains: “This year has seen a huge shift in the way our customers heat their homes; the need for high heat output gas fires and burning solid fuel in the home has been replaced by the desire for eco-friendly products and more energy e cient alternatives.”

With this in mind, Tracy decided to match this new ethos with stylish fires and fireplaces whilst also being able to offer their customers a bespoke service. The den fitting teams are able to design and build you a uni ue media style fireplace to include your TV, a sound bar and of course a fabulous energy e cient gas or electric fire that will certainly keep the neighbours talking. The best part is, you get to choose every part of the fireplace individually, from built in shelving and mood lighting to the most up-todate fires on the market that offer the most amazing and realistic ame patterns, plus all the latest technology built in. Could you ask for much more Everyone’s home has its own unique style and character, and Eden Hearth & Home will have just the right thing to fit in with your current layout. “We have some of the most energy e cient gas fires on display,” says Tracy. “ rom traditional styles to modern designs we have a fire to suit all tastes. Plus, you can match this up with one of our bespoke fireplaces, made to measure in a

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wide range of materials including limestone, marble, granite or slate.” Also, their Classic and Inspiration ranges of fireplaces have over 60 designs to choose from, and with such an impressive array of choices, you’re sure to find just the right style. With new build properties and house renovations on the rise in Cornwall, the company has brought many of the latest fires and fireplaces together to showcase in the newly renovated showroom, meaning you can browse at your leisure and seek advice from the experts. The team understand that installing anything in your home can be stressful, but they’ve removed this element from the process by offering a full survey and installation service, covering the whole job from start to finish. This includes gas installation, electrics, plastering and building work, so you don’t have to worry about a thing – just sit back and enjoy your new fireplace, all done in time for the cosiest of winters. While the fires on offer will provide some much-needed warmth to your home once the

warm summer days have passed, the classic style and character that the collections will add to your living space will speak volumes all year round, whether you’re looking for traditional elegance or contemporary sophistication. our tastes and specific needs are the focus at den Hearth & Home, so if you have something uite specific in mind, or you’re not uite sure which way to go, the team have all the expertise and friendly advice to be able to provide you with first class service and the perfect result for you. With no appointment necessary at their state-of-the-art showroom, why not pay them a visit pen onday to riday, 0am to pm, and Saturday 0am to 3pm, the team will be there, waiting to introduce you to a multitude of possibilities.

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e all need an escape from time to time, and for many of us a break filled with scenic country walks, pub lunches, paddles in the sea and evening bubbles in the hot tub is the ultimate dream. With a freshly established development of luxury holiday caravans in the gorgeous countryside location of ewperran, Aria esorts might have just the thing to make this dream a reality. estled in uiet countryside, but within easy reach of Cornwall s epic coastline, the bustling town of ew uay is a short drive away, so whether you want to explore the calm of the coast or visit must see sites, ewperran is close to it all. With the addition of spacious new plots enjoying sweeping countryside views, you’ll find just the right spot for a lavish coastal bolthole. The new caravans have large open space living, two and three bedroom options, and a desirable resort location, making them perfect for getting the family together. Those looking for a touch of luxury should seek out the lodge development of ewperran eights, where you will discover spacious holiday lodges with every modern convenience available and decking made for summer fun. Luxuriate with a touch more indulgence, whether it is a wine fridge, a walk in wardrobe or an en suite bathroom whichever takes your fancy

The skate park and adventure playground are great for families with free range kids, and the indoor pool and Sunset Bar and atery offer plenty of and ’ for adults, with freshly brewed Costa coffee and delicious pizzas served straight from the pizza oven. The uiet position suits couples and families who like to keep the summer crowds at an arm’s length, preferring uiet, star filled evenings with a family barbe ue at their new abode. ewperran esort has a month ownership season and offers a managed letting service to help owners earn money towards the costs of owning a holiday home. months’ insurance is included in the purchase, and you can enjoy a 0 year licence for caravans or 5 years for lodges. inance options are available too, so you can even spread the cost of your holiday home over easy monthly payments. With a place for every taste and need, Aria will work with you to make it perfect, so reserve your plot and pack your bags to unlock the opportunity of a lifetime.

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magine having a holiday home of your own… A place on the Cornish coast to which you can retreat, breathe in the sea air and relax in stunning surroundings – all in home-from-home comfort. At St Merryn Park, you need imagine no more. Just a stone's throw from Padstow, renowned for its Michelin-starred restaurants, chic eateries and picturesque harbour and framed by the Seven Bays, St Merryn Park, owned and operated by Valley Resorts, is open all year round so you can stay in your holiday home as often as you like, and at a moment's notice. With a selection of both new and pre-owned holiday lodges for sale, the choice is yours. If you want something created bespoke for you, then new lodges start at £145,000. Or perhaps you're looking for an established rental income from an existing lodge? That's no problem, St Merryn Park will have something for you. Lodges are supplied by the UK's top lodge manufacturers. All are, of course, built to British Standard BS3632 and offer the

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ultimate in modern design and coastal comfort. With a number of show lodges available for purchase now, plus the release of a new phase at St Merryn that is available to pre-order, you'll be wowed by what's on offer. And the best of it is... everything is included in the price, from the clock to the cooker! All homes have access to the park's facilities and come with some amazing benefits, not least the unparalleled Cornish beauty that surrounds them. St Merryn is where lifelong memories can be made and a place of peace you can visit again and again. There are plenty of on-site facilities; little ones will love the children’s play area, and for active adults there are football and tennis courts. Dogs aren’t left out either – St Merryn prides itself on being

dog friendly and there’s even a dog walking area for your furry friend. A handy shop is stocked with all the essentials or, for a night off the cooking, why not treat yourself to a meal at the park’s pub and diner, The Venue? Step outside the park, and the whole of the glorious Camel Estuary and surrounding north Cornish coastline opens up before you. The South West Coast Path offers endless miles of cliff top trails, where you can see seabirds circling overhead and look out for local seals basking in craggy coves. For the more adventurous, watersports abound in this area of Cornwall. Whether it’s surfing on one of the world class beach breaks, kayaking or paddle boarding, each of the Seven Bays of Trevone, Harlyn, Mother Ivey’s, Booby’s Constantine, Treyarnon and Porthcothan offers an ocean playground just waiting to be explored. North Cornwall has also become somewhat of a foodie destination in recent years and there are a plethora of restaurants and cafés to enjoy. From high-end dining at Paul Ainsworth at No6 and Nathan Outlaw’s New Road and Fish Kitchen to more easy-going, but equally delicious offerings from Prawn On The Lawn, The Rocket Store and The Atlantic Bar and Kitchen, there are culinary delights at every turn. Valley Resorts has three other sites across the Duchy, all run with the same ethos in mind – to ‘live the Cornish dream’. Towan Valley, is a striking collection of eco-style cottages tucked away in a peaceful Cornish valley, just a short walk from the surfing beach at Porthtowan. Phase Two is arriving at Towan for next season, so now couldn’t be a better time to think about investing in a holiday home here. Head a little further up the coast and you’ll find Leycroft alley nestling deep in a wooded valley close to the golden sands and secluded coves of Perranporth and St Agnes. This is a magical base for friends, families and their four-legged companions looking to relax and enjoy Cornwall’s beach life. Last, but by no means least, is the recently acquired, popular south Cornwall beach resort, Millendreath. Comprising a collection of luxury self-catering apartments, a south-facing beach, and 65 glorious acres of private woodland.

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THE SEASON Looking ahead to keep up with the evergrowing demand for Cornish holidays.

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here’s no doubt about it – this season has been exceptional for the travel and tourism industry here in the UK. 62% of Brits have chosen to enjoy their main holiday in the UK this year, and with Cornwall in the top three holiday destinations, it’s unsurprising that one of the leading self-catering agencies in the region, Cornish Cottage Holidays, has seen accommodation occupancy levels at capacity for much of the summer. With over 900 cottages across Cornwall, Cornish Cottage Holidays has over 50 years of experience in holiday letting, but as Commercial Development Manager, Andrew Exelby says: “The season has been unlike any we have experienced before. Throngs of people have been looking to enjoy all Cornwall has to offer… even the world leaders descended on the county this summer, a true honour!” It’s not just the peak summer months that have proven popular either – bookings for Cornish Cottage Holidays properties for October Half Term are already a massive 25% up. Looking ahead to 2022, the local company is already seeing accelerated numbers of bookings and enquiries, suggesting another momentous year is to come! With these overwhelmingly positive statistics, for those thinking of letting their holiday home there has never been a better time to start this adventure. But what do people look for in a holiday let in these post-

pandemic times? Making your property pet-friendly will definitely add appeal, and properties with hot tubs have also grown in demand. But if a hot tub seems a stretch too far, the top three sought-after features that will set your property in good stead are a little more easily achieved: a garden and outdoor space, a good location within close proximity to the beach, and lastly, good Wi-Fi. With demand for holiday accommodation outstripping supply, the team at Cornish Cottage Holidays are actively seeking new self-catering properties in Cornwall to add to their portfolio ahead of the 2022 season. If you are considering letting and would like more information on setting up your holiday home, their new property consultants would be delighted to help. Whether you are looking for income projections and booking forecasts, advice on helping your property to achieve its full income potential, or a full inventory tick list of everything your holiday home will need, the team would love to hear from you.

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ABOVE A blissful range of holiday lets being snapped up this season INSETS  Bright and sunny interiors make for a relaxing holiday atmosphere

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nforgettable memories await you in one of Creekside’s beautiful holiday cottages, located in the Falmouth and Truro area of south Cornwall with a wide-ranging portfolio. There really is something for everyone, from water’s edge properties with spectacular views and peaceful countryside cottages in which to relax and unwind, to properties in the heart of Cornwall’s towns where you can really soak up the most of the Cornish atmosphere. With properties sleeping from two to ten people – the majority of which also welcome dogs – welcome to Creekside Cottages. As an example of what you can expect as a potential guest of Creekside, here are two stunning cottages, both new on the books for 2021.

ABOVE Make yourself at home at Zawn Haven RIGHT Kick back and relax with stunning views of Carrick Roads  LEFT Trecarth, on the edge of the stunning Restronguet Creek  BELOW There are worse places to spend your time in Cornwall!

Trecarth, Restronguet Stare out at the magnificent panoramic views of Restronguet Creek and beyond; get lost in the boats bobbing in the water. This glorious property sleeps up to eight guests and is perfect for sitting back and soaking up the sea air. Feeling peckish? No problem – the famous Pandora Inn is mere moments away.

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This luxury, detached, four-bedroom property has been carefully decorated to complement the seaside atmosphere. The house is deceptively large, with a large, light and airy sitting room with smart TV and wood-burning stove. Patio doors open onto a wrap-around balcony, which in turn boasts exceptional views over Restronguet Creek and beyond. There are even kayaks to use, which are fantastic for going on adventures up the sheltered wooded creeks of the Falmouth estuary. Zawn Haven, Falmouth A magical house with an enormous character that has been spectacularly decorated. It is a real experience being in this brilliant space; you will notice new things every time you adventure around it! Zawn Haven has a large living space with a fully equipped kitchen and dining room, sleeping up to ten people and allowing dogs. It also offers an independent loft suite, plus four en-suite bedrooms, which have splendid views over the harbour and waters of Carrick Roads. Located in the centre of Falmouth, this property is a rare gem, moments away from an incredible number of delicious eateries, each offering its own unique take on mouth-watering Cornish cuisine. Children love the nic-nacs, and everybody enjoys the proximity to the water, shops, attractions and beaches.

Of course, some of you may be reading this and thinking you have your own slice of Cornwall to offer future guests. If so, the team at Creekside Cottages pride themselves on being helpful, professional and friendly, always ensuring that your needs are met from the moment your guests arrive. Each on hand and living locally, nothing is too much trouble, and with Creekside Cottages you’ll find that the experts there are always happy to offer help and advice on making the most of your holiday cottage in Cornwall. So, if you have a cottage in the Falmouth or Truro areas, why not give them a call about adding yours to their portfolio of beautiful cottages? With homes already in Falmouth, Flushing, Mylor Bridge, Point, Restronguet, Devoran and Malpas, the team at Creekside Cottages are the experts when it comes to homes along this most stunning stretch of the south coast.

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DID YOU KNOW? Housel Bay are now offering yoga and wellness weekends as well as murder mystery nights this winter, so make sure to book online to get a spot!

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Housel Bay offers stays with stunning views to visitors and locals all year round.

t’s been a busy season at Housel Bay, and with the incredible views that the wellplaced hotel provides overlooking the Lizard peninsula, it’s easy to understand why. With autumn on the horizon, there are some unmissable treats in store for any lucky visitor to this proud Cornish gem during the cooler months. While the location is stunning during the summer, it is just as much so for the rest of the year, showcased by the breathtaking vistas that can be enjoyed from all 23 en-suite bedrooms in the hotel, including panoramic, ocean and countryside views. Between 1st November 2021 and 13th April 2022, Housel Bay is offering some irresistible options for anyone needing a much-needed break from the everyday grind. The Mini Break package offers a two-night stay in any room type, with 50% off the second night, bubbles in your room on arrival and a late checkout for the ultimate relaxed experience. If that’s not quite long enough, why not ‘Stay a While’, with 15% off a week’s stay or longer? If you’d like to ‘Make More Memories’, you can have a three-night stay for the price of two, and with the Sunday Sleepover deal you can save 25% on the most relaxed day of the week, with a £15 credit to

use in the restaurant and, as it’s Sunday, a late Monday checkout. All of these divine experiences come with a delicious breakfast to enjoy with panoramic sea views after a restful night’s sleep. The Housel Bay experience is particularly special during the quieter months, with some truly epic walks along the South West Coast Path close at hand; menus inspired by the season at the hotel's signature restaurant, allowfields and The Terrace cosy evenings by the open fire with a festive cocktail in hand at Marconi’s Bar, and an exciting range of outdoor activities, from sunset watching and stargazing to the ultimate exhilaration of cold-water swimming in the Cornish blue. Housel Bay turn ‘off-season’ on with their incredible deals through autumn and winter, and allow us the opportunity to switch off, connect with nature and truly relax, so we can come away feeling truly rejuvenated from a headspace getaway.

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Beautiful stays in St Ives and Widemouth Bay.

Salt House, St Ives For those in search of a holiday home where the whole family can enjoy a truly memorable Cornish break, look no further than the exquisite Salt House. Situated in the prestigious Treloyhan area of St Ives, and within striking distance of Carbis Bay, Salt House offers exceptional self-catering accommodation for up to ten people, with breathtaking views over the coastline and out to sea. This award-winning holiday home is designed to best take advantage of the glorious seaward views from nearly all its stylish rooms, with oor to-ceiling windows throughout, an impressive terrace and multiple balconies. Awake to ocean views and spend the rest of the day revelling in all this beautiful coastline has to offer, soaking up sunshine and taking in the fresh sea air. Spend blissful hours sipping your morning coffee on your balcony or enjoying al fresco lunches on the spacious patio. Explore the nearby beaches and coastal paths, before strolling back for a family supper in the expansive, open-plan and chic living area – the perfect spot for socialising together and making memories. Complete with feature bathrooms, two complimentary spa passes, children’s facilities and equipment, plus a wonderfully kept garden, Salt House is an extra special family friendly home. Modern and contemporary, this property has proven extraordinarily popular throughout 2021, and with bookings already being taken for 2022 and demand remaining high, now is the time to start making plans for next year!

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STAY Primrose Cottage, St Ives Nestled in the charming Primrose Valley of St Ives sits a picturesque Cornish cottage, full of character and charm with the most spectacularly framed sea views of Porthminster beach. Accommodating six guests, Primrose Cottage includes two double bedrooms within the main property and an additional double room in the annex located amongst the wild owers of the garden for a romantic, private retreat. The perfect location for relaxing with family and friends, Primrose Cottage boasts a beautiful double fronted living room with high ceilings and views across Porthminster beach and St Ives town. Visiting during the winter months? Enjoy these views while cosying up in front of the log burner with a mug of hot chocolate. The large dining area seats six, perfect for entertaining, and the recently refurbished kitchen comes complete with a traditional AGA, exuding warmth and traditional cottage vibes. Step outside to a wild ower cottage garden with a patio area, a large table with seating for six guests and a gas barbeque, perfect for relaxing in the evening and enjoying a glass of wine on those warm summer nights. And did we mention the rather practical outside shower and hanging space for wetsuits – ideal for rinsing off after a fun filled day on the beach. Exuding peace and tranquillity, this is the perfect place to escape from the challenges of day to day life to unwind and relax by the sea.

01736 796198 www.escapetostives.co.uk

Trevose View, Widemouth Bay Set atop the cliff, overlooking Widemouth Bay, this is a unique holiday home to enjoy with family or friends. With no near neighbours it is the ultimate coastal getaway, offering luxury accommodation with only the sound of the gulls and waves for company. Should you wish to venture forth, this area of north Cornwall is an adventurer's paradise just waiting to be discovered. Inspired by its coastal location, as well as the owners’ travels around the globe, Trevose View exudes a charm rarely matched. A Balinese in uence can be found in every room, with bespoke furnishings carefully chosen to create a calming oasis. pen plan living and oor to ceiling windows make the most of the incredible ocean vista, while the five beautiful bedrooms invite tired bodies to rest awhile, ready to awake, invigorated for the next day's adventure. Imagine waking to the sound of the waves and enjoying breakfast out on the sun deck, or nestled in the walled patio. If you fancy a morning surf, the waves at Widemouth are temptingly close; with around 2.5 acres of garden there is ample space for lawn games, or children can let of steam on the supplied micro scooters. And did we mention the sunsets? Trevose View is perfectly positioned for sundowns that will take your breath away.

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THE SPIRIT OF CHANGE

A new chapter blooms for an exciting cocktail bar in Wadebridge.

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riginally known as Rhubarb & Sage and now re-branded as Rhubarb & Bloom, the new name couldn’t be more fitting as the world comes back to life from the pandemic, like the emergence from winter into spring. “We wanted to turn the trials and tribulations we’ve all faced throughout the pandemic and give you all something to look forward to,” says Danielle StephensRickard, who runs the business alongside partner Nick. With the bar closed, in chrysalis, transforming from one identity to another, the Rhubarb team have kept eager followers guessing on social media, with boomerang teasers and other snippets of the new-look bar. As Danielle puts it: “We knew what we had to offer would be the talk of the town! “There aren’t many bars in Wadebridge, but there are plenty of pubs and restaurants, and we wanted to stand out from the crowd,” Danielle continues. “So, we popped on our thinking caps and began undertaking the complete transformation from Rhubarb & Sage to Rhubarb & Bloom.” So what can you expect to find The best description would be a unique, independent oral gift and cocktail bar at the heart of Wadebridge. There is a beautiful range of ready-made bouquets for you to take away daily, and if you’re after something more bespoke, you can order owers for future collection or delivery – locally, nationally, or worldwide! But that’s not all. During daylight hours, the bar offers a friendly setting in which to enjoy your coffee with a slice of cake. ancy something a little stronger If so, you can enjoy an Afternoon Tipsy Tea. As Nick explains: “We specialise in brunch, lunch and afternoon tea, while you take a break from your everyday life.” As the sun descends, Rhubarb & Bloom transforms into the perfect ‘meet-up’ venue, with a buzzing atmosphere that’s superb for cocktails and gorgeous oral surroundings that transport you to far-away lands – especially during the balmy evenings of the Cornish summer and early autumn. With an ethos that’s all about gathering with friends and sharing cocktail trees and Tipsy Teas, if you’re looking for somewhere to relax with friends over a casual cocktail or two – by day or by night – look no further than Wadebridge’s Rhubarb & Bloom.

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TASTE OF A beach-chic seaside restaurant with the best view of the surf in Polzeath, serving all things seafood and beyond.

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verlooking Polzeath beach, The Cracking Crab is a seaside restaurant with the best view of the surf, serving everything from light bites to seafood platters and all the bits in between. Open for lunch, dinner, teas, coffees, and plenty of ice cream throughout the week, The Cracking Crab is a family friendly and family run restaurant – the sister to The Winking Prawn in Salcombe. Wander inside and enjoy the eclectic interiors, featuring local artwork and a combination of cosy booths and tables – perfect for groups of friends, families, and couples, whether you’re popping in for a quick cup of tea and a brownie (or two) or celebrating a special occasion over dinner. As the name might suggest, the menu focuses largely on seafood, especially as they’re so lucky to have such wonderful local produce close by. However, they also try to provide something for everyone. So, if a fish feast isn’t uite your vibe they also serve juicy West Country steaks off the grill and the bar is always fully stocked with chilled craft beers, ciders and wine – including their very own bespoke cider, created in partnership with a local brewery. Classic foodie favourites include Fruits de Mer and Popcorn Shrimp in the best of Cornish surf style.

They have a small selection of gluten free and vegetarian options available too, and while the size of the kitchen makes it hard for them to stray too far from the menu, if you would like to visit for dinner and have a particular dietary requirement, just get in touch and the friendly team will do everything they can to adapt a chosen dish. In short, The Cracking Crab can be whatever you want it to be; fun for the whole family (including the dog), a hotspot for a leisurely lunch watching the surf, a resting place for a cup of tea after a walk along the coast path, or an awesome place to watch the sun setting over sundowners before supper.

ABOVE Beach-chic and family friendly  INSET Drawing on the abundance of local seafood

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FOODIE

A SMUGGLER’S A fleet of local, artisan spirits with a boat load of Cornish heritage.

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arm summer days call for crisp, cool drinks in the evening light, and what could be more enjoyable than one produced in the very same county, locally sourced and expertly made? Smuggled from Cornwall is a unique collaboration between Cornwall’s oldest cider maker, Haye Farm, and Cornwall’s first plough to bottle distillery, Colwith Farm Distillery. Bill Cole from Haye, and Steve Dustow from Colwith came together, with two farms on two sides of the river with two proud farming traditions, to embrace one shared passion: to respect the integrity, heritage and history of the farms. It all began when these two friends, who share a passion for history, heritage, provenance and product integrity decided to ‘enjoy a glass and have a conversation’. The company now boasts a collection of three delicious spirits just waiting to be sampled. Its Classic, juniper led dry gin with hints of apple, citrus and spice is distilled using apples from Haye Farm, possibly the world’s oldest cider maker. The master distiller infuses the apples with botanicals from aye arm and further afield to create a true distilled gin which draws upon its unique history, heritage and provenance – 800 years of history in one bottle. Produced from the finest potatoes and distilled in tiny batches, their vodka is gently filtered then blended with the purest Cornish mineral water for a smooth and creamy result which

can be enjoyed neat on the rocks or as part of your favourite cocktail. The Barbadian rum is another favourite, a blend of column and pot distilled rum that has been aged in oak barrels for nine years, creating a complex character with notes of decadent vanilla and sweet honied fruits. Historically, rum would often taste of the sea as the smugglers dragged the barrels along the seabed to avoid vigilant customs o cers. Today, the rum is smuggled above board and allowed to rest at Colwith Farm, before being blended with the purest Cornish mineral water to create a rich and golden elixir, silky smooth to the taste. The gin and the vodka are both distilled at Colwith Farm Distillery whereas the rum, in a nod to Cornwall’s smuggling past, is ‘smuggled’ from the Caribbean, but all three embrace an incredible avour and a wonderful re ection of Cornwall’s heritage.

ABOVE Celebrating old traditions and making some new ones  INSET Made with crisp cider apples from Haye Farm

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CLASSIC WITH The team over at Cornish Rock Gin are sure that their ever-growing collection of carefully crafted gins and rums will give you a real taste of Cornwall.

 ABOVE George's personal farourite, the Blue Angel Rock Gin RIGHT Dry gins with subtle tastes and undertones

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t was on a calm stroll across Rock beach with their four-legged companion, Blue, that Angie and George dreamt up their vision for Cornish Rock Gin, and today they have tantalising avours of gin and rum for you to try – a number that keeps going up! “The idea of Rock Gin was to have a small distillery, making gins to sell in Cornwall,” explains Angie, “but we had no idea it would do so well. Slowly we just introduced new products and last year started with the rums, thinking that if any of the products were not successful we would stop making them, but we have continued to produce everything we have brought to the market!” The quality of Angie and George’s products speak for themselves, having been made from the purest, most natural ingredients they can find, many of which are found here in Cornwall. All of the gins are sugar free, and the team consider each one to be ‘classic gins with a twist’, without the use of syrups, so the gins remain dry with subtle avours and undertones. Angie explains that with the rums, the base spirit comes from the Caribbean, but they re-distil it here in Cornwall, again with the finest ingredients they can find. “ ur Dark Spiced Pineapple

not only smells of ripe pineapple but leaves a real lingering aftertaste. The White Espresso Rum, meanwhile, is made with coffee from our nephew’s farm in Kenya.” It all started with the smooth Classic riginal in with its lingering li uorice taste, a very popular choice among the customers, and the collection hasn’t stopped growing for Angie and George. “We now have eight jewels that taste as amazing as they look, and the company continues to grow so the adventure continues. We also have six exciting rums (soon to be eight!), so we haven’t stopped yet!” With George’s personal favourite gin being the Rock Blue Angel, and Angie’s the Pink ock, it may take a few samples to find your favourite, so make sure to head over to the distillery for the next tasting session!

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hether you’re looking for a wilderness adventure amongst the outstanding beauty of the Cornish countryside, or would like to take stock of your surroundings at a calmer pace in the charming towns of the south west, our Penwith directory will help you make the most of this extraordinary area of Cornwall.

Conscious creations Mora Cornwall Based in the little fishing village of ewlyn, lla Tattersall has been re connecting with her seaside home, taking inspiration from the Cornish coast to create uni ue pieces of art with a focus on treasuring our local land and seascapes so that we may preserve our slice of paradise. With a range of prints, cards and gifts to furnish any Cornwall lover’s home, Mora Cornwall aims to inspire locals and visitors to fall in love and connect with their coastal utopia once more.

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Re-wilding in wonderland

Heart and heritage

Tanglewood Wild Garden

Alfred Smith & Son

With nature’s best interests at heart, the nine acres of woodland and ponds over at Tanglewood Wild arden have been planted sympathetically to cater for local wildlife and visiting humans to enjoy in peaceful harmony. Wild, and in some areas unkempt, with uirky uni ue carvings, games, lots of seating and places to hide away, the garden is an ideal place to relax, try your hand at photography, observe the ever growing variety of wildlife, or just recharge your batteries.

Specialising in making a house into a home since 1811, Alfred Smith & Son (Penzance) is the oldest independent furniture retailer in the country, and the oldest family run business in Cornwall, now into its fifth generation. Their in house expertise and uality products make it easy to transform either a room or the whole house to re ect your personal taste. Their bespoke holiday home furnishing service takes the pressure off for those living away, turning your special space into an idyllic Cornish retreat for you to enjoy.

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The perfect present

Is your pooch eco chic?

Lily Rose

Ruff Life

Having just made the Muddy Stilettos finals for the best gift shop in Cornwall, the popularity of Lily ose’s collection of gifts speaks for itself. ffering a little something different, the colourful shop stocks a variety of local makers and uni ue products that are sure to bring a smile to your face, and with free gift wrapping you can walk away with a perfectly presented treat for any Cornwall lover. If you are unable to pop in store, then why not take a look at their new website?

Cornwall is a paradise for our four legged companions, and it’s definitely worth a trip to this eco friendly dog bouti ue whilst wandering through the streets of St Ives. uff Life is committed to providing high uality products for dogs that are reasonably priced and environment friendly, taking great care in sourcing goods that are recyclable and sustainable. The business was born from a love of dogs and of the ocean for uff Life, the two go together. The shop is well worth a visit, and what better time is there to sustainably spoil your pooch?

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LIFESTYLE

Founded on family

Passionate about handmade

Newlyn Maids

Coast Interior Accessories

With a passion for interiors and home accessories, ewlyn aids delivers affordable, ethically sourced homewares and on trend accessories, from soft furnishings and kitchenware, to a superb children’s range. With stores in ewlyn and St Ives, the team are always happy to discuss your ideas and help bring them to life, so if you’re exploring Penwith, why not pop in and say hello’ on your way to the beach or after a spot of lunch? If you can’t make it in person, then no problem everything in store is also available online!

Within the beautiful harbour village of ousehole, the stunning natural backdrop rich in ora, fauna and sea life inspires the range of exceptional and beautifully crafted home accessories and gifts at Coast. With people at the heart of the business ethos, the team are passionate about supporting artists and craftspeople who use their skills in using natural materials such as driftwood, Cornish slate, tin, and sea glass to make beautiful work. Their range of home interiors and gifts are personally curated to ensure there is something for everyone.

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Memorable makes

A fine-art collective

The Cowhouse Gallery

The Mackerel Makery Based on Chapel Street in Penzance, this uirky Cornish gift store encourages creativity through design led, eco conscious products, and supports local artists and makers by stocking a wide range of beautifully illustrated cards, puzzles, craft kits, stationery, accessories, the list goes on There is even a dedicated room brimming with inspiring things for the little ones to make and do, plus an exciting programme of craft workshops for all ages. www.themackerelmakery.co.uk

Distilled with passion Pocketful of Stones In the shadow of St Michael’s Mount lies an award winning distillery, whose passion for avour and uality has earned a loyal customer base and a sterling reputation. Pocketful of Stones uses a combination of fresh, local produce and creative innovation to bring us ten outstanding products, each one a masterpiece. rom ell’s Stone Whiskey to Caspyn Cornish Dry in, there’s something to suit any taste, and the team’s Morveren Absinthe is the first of its kind to be created in Cornwall As a Cornish based company, the team are in

The Cowhouse allery is run by a group of local artists and craftspeople. This independence allows them to offer a wide range of original arts and crafts at very affordable prices. Painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, woodturning and leatherwork are all beautifully displayed in this bright, light art space. A stroll away is Perranuthnoe beach and breathtaking coastal walks looking towards St Michael’s Mount in one direction and to Prussia Cove the other. www.cowhousegallery.co.uk

a fantastic location to be able to source and forage all their amazing ingredients locally, with the lemon verbena having first been discovered on St Michael’s Mount, the wormwood used in their absinthe ourishing on the cliffs of ennor the list goes on! If you’d like to sample any of their products and see first hand how they’re created, Pocketful of Stones offers distillery tours and tastings, a great way to learn all things gin and more! www.pocketfulofstones.com

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Stop for lunch

Giving you the scoop

Duke Street Café

Mr B’s Ice Cream

estled in the heart of ewlyn, this award winning caf is popular with both locals and holiday makers alike. After receiving a ighly Commended Award’ in the South West Tourism Awards in recent years, Duke Street Caf has gone from strength to strength, building a large and loyal following along the way. Whether it’s a uality breakfast to start the day, freshly prepared lunches or outstanding home baked cakes and scones you’re looking for, this is a must visit for anyone looking for a refreshing bite.

r. B’s is ayle’s only ice cream parlour, and is a must visit for any sweet tooth, with an array of freshly made soft gelato using the finest local ingredients and Italian avourings. ou’ll be spoilt for choice with the avours on offer perhaps try the razy inder Bueno, or the Intergalactic, and why not some of the fudge made in house r B’s attracts locals and visitors from around the county for their speciality gelato, you won’t want to miss out on this one.

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Salt water seeking

What else are Sundays for?

Mor Swimmy

Lazy Sundays Bed & Mattress Store

Born in the coastal town of Penzance, Mor Swimmy was thought up by wild swimmers mily and agda. Swimming daily off Battery ocks, they created a community of sea swimmers and wanted to take it one step further. Channelling a sense of humour and a passion for the sea, their range of illustrated tees, sweaters, bikinis and more are all ecologically produced, designed in house and printed locally, with a percentage of sales going towards cleaning ocean plastic. A true brand for salt water seekers and ocean lovers. www.morswimmy.com

Timeless treasures

Benjamin Elliott

Little Jems

We all know that a comfortable bed makes for a perfect lazy Sunday, not to mention that full night’s sleep we all need. Lazy Sundays Bed attress Store is delighted to have opened in a new location in Penzance, in ctober 0 0, offering an enormous range of beds and mattresses to soothe any slumber. The company has received an incredible amount of support from the community since opening, so why not pop into the showroom to see what all the fuss is about? www.lazysundaysbeds.com

Blooming lovely In Bloom

Little ems is a family run jewellers with a wealth of experience, based in the south west of Cornwall with a bouti ue shop situated in the heart of Penzance. The team’s jewellery collection is bursting with an ex uisite array of anti ue, modern and bespoke jewellery to cater to any taste and budget. They’re also able to source that perfect piece of jewellery you’ve been dreaming of if they don’t already have it within their incredible collection. ou can find them at arket Place be sure to pop in and say hello!

or all things oral, it’s well worth a visit to In Bloom, tucked away in Porthleven. Stocking a beautiful selection of fresh owers and plants that change with the seasons, you’ll be spoilt for choice. wner Lisa Cadman also offers a practised hand in the art of bespoke wedding arrangements and ower displays for local businesses, with deliveries available for all occasions. The shop offers a variety of gifts, from locally made candles and cards to dried owers, plant pots, glass vases, books, and even workshops!

www.littlejemsjewellery.org

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A stroke of colour

An enclosed garden

The Mowzer Gallery

Hortus Design

This is the place for any true lover of authentic Cornish art, with an incredible array of colour and texture from resident artist, osh Sim. The gallery itself, tucked away in the harbour village of Mousehole, is awash with an inescapable vibrancy, boasting an impressive collection of prints and originals straight from the easel. Intrinsic to his depictions of sea and horizon is osh’s capturing of a visceral energy from a first hand knowledge that only osh, a previous member of the Penlee Lifeboat crew, could hope to achieve. ou’ll also find pieces by Debbie Lord, eanette illcrest and Lois ones on display alongside the unusually uni ue silk fibre glass pieces which make for an interesting talking point in any home. If you walk in and fall in love with the print of your dreams, the gallery offers a one hour framing service, and there is also the option to order online and have your favourite piece delivered to your door, and don’t forget to use our exclusive discount code, living 0’, for 0 off your order!

reshly established in une of this year, ortus Design has opened its doors in Marazion to welcome us into a bohemian world of eclectic and timeless anti ues and homewares, all styled in an oasis of greenery imagine an indoor jungle with earthy mid century teak tones. ortus’ style is inspired by the beauty of the past mixed with the simplicity of the present, merging clean and simple Danish design and furniture with background nuances of amboyant textural designs of William orris, with the humble sculpture of a houseplant in the midst of it all. hortusdesign

Cornish slipware Blue Bell Ceramics Based in the beautiful area of eneggy, and having been a potter at Tresabenn Studio for six years, Blue Bell uses traditional slip ware techni ues to make hand thrown, functional earthenware. sing organic shapes, textures and colours to re ect the land and sea, she strives to bring uality art into your everyday. “ y work is inspired by the changing seasons and granite cliffs of local coves and carns, and my designs blur the line between function and art, in uenced by the beautiful Cornish coastline.” isit Blue Bell’s website to see more!

www.themowzergallery.com

www.bluebellceramics.co.uk

Style with soul

Art and community

Essa Boutique

The Solomon Browne Hall

ssa Bouti ue is a newly opened women’s clothing bouti ue based in the beautiful town of arazion. Situated opposite St ichael’s ount, the bouti ue is a stone’s throw from the beach and calls for you to come and peruse its treasures. ffering a vast selection of stylish and vibrant clothing, uni ue accessories, stunning silver jewellery and products that speak to the soul, you’re sure to find a one of a kind piece that you’ve been looking to add to your collection.

The Solomon Browne all in ousehole is running an online art auction to raise funds to support its community projects in the village. The small charity has been integral in supporting vulnerable people throughout the pandemic, with the ultimate aim to reduce isolation and increase wellbeing. Curated by udy oel, there are 0 beautiful works up for grabs in the auction ranging from to ,000, but don’t dawdle, bidding has already begun! Make sure to visit the website for the link to the auction which will close at pm on th September.

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LIFESTYLE

Sun, sea and surf

Scintillating seascapes

Down the Line Surf Co.

Andrew Giddens

With over 5 years’ experience supplying the best surf products to the public, Down the Line Surf Co. is a household name in its hometown of Hayle, throughout the county and beyond. In support of the incredible surf culture that thrives in Cornwall, the shop stocks everything you need for the beach and surfing, and it all comes with first class service from highly knowledgeable and experienced staff. Pop in and get properly fitted out for a wetsuit by the expert team who have all spent years in the water and can advise you on just the right style for your personal needs, with a wide range of all the top brands, including ’ eill, ip Curl, Patagonia, C Skins and cel. ot sure which board to get next With the largest range of surfboards in the , you’ll easily find something suitable here among the 00 boards in stock, catering for everyone from the absolute beginner, to the seasoned pro. So get kitted up, we’ll see you out there! www.downthelinesurf.co.uk

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Taste it to believe it! Trink Dairy Situated near St Ives and winner of Taste of the West’s Champion Dairy Product 0 0’, Trink Dairy produces top uality pasteurised milk which is bottled by hand at the farm. rom grass to bottle, Trink milk is uni ue for several reasons.

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irstly, the cows are milked once a day, free range for 0 days a year, and get more than 0 of their diet from home grown grass. Bred to a mix of riesian and ersey, they produce top uality milk, which is high in butterfat and protein, while remaining 5 fat free

Located in the centre of St Ives, Sweetlime is filled to the brim with stunning pieces sourced from around the world. any items are exclusive to the shop or made in house, including unusual jewellery, accessories, gifts and homewares, many of which have been designed by the owner, lspeth . Walker. et set for days on the beach with Sweetlime’s range of ammam towels, beach bags, exclusive kaftans and festival inspired jewellery or find that uni ue piece to elevate your interior design.

Trink milk is not homogenised or standardised, and is pasteurised immediately after the cows are milked. It contains all the cream in its natural state, meaning that everyone, especially baristas and chefs, can enjoy the benefits of Trink milk. appy customers have commented on how Trink ilk “tastes fresh, smooth and creamy”, exclaiming “this is what real milk tastes like”. The consensus is that “it’s got to be tasted to be believed”, so why not visit the farm and grab a bottle from the vending machine, open hours a day or retail delivery en uiries simply contact Trink Dairy direct.

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Elevate your lifestyle

Benjamin Elliott

Andrew iddens is one of Cornwall’s most recognised figurative landscape painters, and this summer he will be exhibiting a new collection of work inspired by the power and majesty of the sea. Available exclusively from his studio gallery at Lynfield Craft Centre in the pretty village of Perranuthnoe, these works will be of note to collectors of contemporary Cornish landscape paintings, and anyone who shares iddens’ love of Cornwall’s uni ue coastal landscape. We highly recommend a visit to his gallery, but if you can’t uite get there take a look at his website

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Falmouth Black Rock is an exciting new Cornish Gin in a stunning ceramic bottle, designed to match our fabulous landscape. Based around the fantastic history of the harbour of Falmouth this gin has it all. Crisp and juniper forward with lemon verbena and lemon peel for a citrus edge, elderberries for a smooth earthiness and eucalyptus this gin is delicious served with Indian tonic and a generous wedge of lemon. Your empty bottle can be refilled in our Falmouth Gin Superstore.

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For those keen to indulge in a spot of retail therapy, here are just a few fantastic products from some of our favourite local suppliers.

f you’re looking for a little piece of Cornwall for your own, look no further than the veritable feast of crafters, suppliers and passionate producers we’ve collected here in all their glory. For a fond memento of a magical Cornish holiday, a thoughtful gift for a loved one, or even just a little retail therapy, our directory will help you to shop local and find the perfect made in Cornwall keepsake.

Gifts from Porthleven Lindy Lou

Bone China Mackerel Mug The Grey Lurcher Designed right here in Cornwall, this elegant bone-china mug represents the very heart of tradition in the Duchy, with nautical tones of white and blue and featuring a frequent visitor to our Cornish shores (and our plates), the mackerel, with its wonderful mottled patterns and striped fins. The rey Lurcher is also home to a variety of comfy cushions, throws, planters and a selection of décor to suit any home thegreylurcher

‘This Is Me' collection

Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery

stablished in 0 , Lindy Lou can be found on the harbourside of the uaint fishing village of Porthleven. Bel, the owner and founder, has lots of fun sourcing the fabulous stock which changes regularly and ranges from scarves and bags to fair trade toys. The moorland mugs featuring local banter are a big hit with Cornish residents and visitors alike, and as they come boxed you can post them to a loved one who might be missing Cornwall. There really is something for everyone at Lindy Lou

Designer Zoe Sherwood presents work that transforms the world around her into a unique sculptural, conversational ornament. Her work, comprising of 3D printed and polished nylon, makes for a light but durable accessory, and a vibrant and captivating addition to any outfit. anging from 5 to 5, the collection is available in many colours and sizes at Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery.

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Handmade in Cornwall

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Cornish Makers

Based in Falmouth, the team at Cloudberry understand that everyday items in your home combine to shape the way you feel when you cross the threshold. The right selection can contribute to that feeling of wellness that comes from inspired surroundings, and this is precisely the idea that underpins Cloudberry’s carefully curated selection of iconic Scandinavian home, lifestyle and wellbeing products. Chosen with sustainability in mind, each product on display here encapsulates beauty, design and functionality, all the while enhancing a sense of easy living in increasingly busy times.

Based in the heart of the cathedral city of Truro, Cornish akers is a collective of more than 0 different artists and artisans, with an exciting array of items curated and showcased in-store, all of which are handmade in Cornwall. Pictured here is a food wax wrap kit by Waxilicious; a tea cup candle by ernow elts photography by Berta alerde Wooden Houses by Blu Quay and jewellery by Bryers Design, all currently available at Cornish akers

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Taking inspiration from the coast, Silver Origins have had Cornwall in their hearts since 1972.

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he boundless Cornish coastline and the curves and colours that come alongside it have unsurprisingly in uenced the team at Silver Origins from the beginning, who have developed a unique silver jewellery collection that captures the essence of Cornwall, its spectacular scenery, breathtaking natural beauty and the lifestyle of our coastal communities. As a local, family run business, Silver Origins is now being managed by three generations of family members alongside a team of dedicated staff who all play a key role in coming together to bring success to the Cornish jewellery brand. Creative Director, Marcus Price, heads up the creation of these timeless sterling silver pieces, all of which are designed in house. Having been born and raised in Cornwall, arcus has a strong a nity for the ocean and coastline, and having been a keen surfer and diver since childhood has frequently immersed himself in the wild and pure Cornish sea. It seems that salt water runs in the veins of this family, as Marcus’ father Tony Price, founder of Silver Origins, was one of the first commercial divers in Cornwall in the early sixties, and a keen long-board surfer. When inspiration strikes, new designs start out as simple pencil sketches and original moulds hand-carved out

 ABOVE Inspired by the shapes and colours of Cornwall

RIGHT Designed in house by the experts  LEFT Each piece is imbibed with meaning and intrinsic beauty  BELOW

Set by highly skilled silversmiths

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of wax to achieve the natural organic shapes and textures that represent the signature style of the brand. Silver is then cast using the lost wax method, sanded, polished and the stones are then set by highly skilled silversmiths. Everything is handmade with attention to detail and uality for the finest finish to every single piece. “It’s so rewarding to create original and tactile handcrafted jewellery with fresh and exciting seasonal collections launching throughout the year and mid-season,” Marcus tells us. Inspiration for the collections derives from the iconic backdrop of Cornwall’s sub-tropical gardens and wildlife, rugged beaches, coastline and sea life – together with its rich Celtic heritage. This wealth of stimulation provides endless visual motives for the team to work with. Natural organic shapes, sculptured and weathered rock formations, pebbles and shells found beachcombing on the tideline, rockpools teeming with life and ocean waves curling and caressing our shores. Every piece is imbibed with meaning and intrinsic beauty, connecting the wearer to the true essence of Cornwall. Semi-precious gemstones are often featured in the designs, providing a charming contrast with the silver to enhance the spirit and character of each piece. Elegant and simple, Silver Origins’ minimalist designs embody the timeless saying that ‘less is more’, and with the variety of designs available there is something to suit everyone, from the fun and whimsical to the eternally romantic, celebrating love and life moments.

ou can find these charming pieces in one of two beautiful boutiques by the sea. One is situated in the ancient market town of Marazion, across the water from the famous St Michael’s Mount, and the other is based in the popular town of St Ives, nestled among the cobbled streets and art galleries in the creative hub of Cornwall. Visiting one of the jewellery boutiques is a real experience, with stunning contemporary displays and interiors and friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you pick out the perfect piece from the extensive range for a loved one, or yourself! The reasonable prices may tempt you to more than what you came for. “Being an independent company, we pride ourselves on a more personal and individual service,” arcus explains. “If silver rings are your passion, then don’t miss our fantastic ring bar displays where you can literally try on every style and ring size imaginable.” Each shining ring, necklace or pair of earrings is beautifully gift boxed to make the perfect present for your loved one. Silver Origins is proud to create keepsakes to be cherished and lovingly worn for every occasion, to celebrate those special memories and to keep us connected to the land that holds our hearts.

DISCOVER MORE If you can’t get to Silver Origins’ boutiques, sit back and shop safely and securely on the website. The company ships worldwide and offers free delivery within the UK on all orders over £50. Visit www. silverorigins.com or for the Celtic range, visit www.celticlands.co.uk

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FORWARD-THINKING Bishop Phillpott celebrates a decade of bringing high-end fashion to the Cornish cathedral city of Truro.  TOP Cosy autumn knits MIDDLE A range of designer clothing for all seasons RIGHT Focussing on versatile, quality pieces

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his September sees ten years since mother-daughter team, Sharon and Katie took on Truro-based womenswear boutique, Bishop Phillpott. Over the years a lot has changed, not least surviving a global pandemic, but Bishop Phillpott are continuing to bring style to the streets of Cornwall in their own unique way. Located on New Bridge Street, Bishop Phillpott continues to be one of the only boutiques to bring high-end designers to Cornwall, including Paul Smith, Weekend by MaxMara and Marc Cain. Along with these established designers, they scour the shows to bring fresh independent labels in store, carefully curating collections to bring joy and style to your wardrobe. “Over the last ten years we have seen a move towards more casual dressing, and whilst we still have those extra special pieces for occasions, we have become more focused on bringing quality pieces that are versatile, making every day dressing more exciting and luxurious!” explains Katie. With brands like American Vintage for basics and knitwear in beautiful colours, Paige jeans for the perfect fit and organic cashmere from an ukil, plus many more independent labels, the choice in store will present something to suit everyone’s tastes.

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Priding themselves on their service, Sharon, Katie and their staff are there to help you enjoy the traditional shopping experience that we’ve all been missing since Covid struck. “Covid has brought to light the fact that people love a personal and friendly service,” says Sharon. “We’ve had such lovely feedback from customers since reopening, with people really enjoying being able to see clothes in real life and enjoy good old fashioned retail therapy. It’s been a real boost to hear that people really appreciate the diversity that independents can bring to the high street.” Bishop Phillpott is always evolving to keep up with trends and meet the expectations of its customers, as Katie explains: “Over the next year and beyond we’re looking forward to introducing some exciting new labels. There has been a move towards sustainability without compromising on style from our brands over recent years, which is something that we are continuing to pursue.”

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DID YOU KNOW? To celebrate their 10-year anniversary this September, Sharon, Katie and the Bishop Phillpott team will be hosting special in-store events and discounts. To be the first to know, sign up to the mailing list at www.bishopphillpott.co.uk

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“This is a great restaurant! The views are fantastic watching the Cornish sunset. The meals are very tasty and suitable for children and adults alike…” Review from Trip Advisor

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Let your little monkeys run wild in 1,700sq ft of fun. Consisting of slides, tubes, rope bridge, ball pool & climbing frames.

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 A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE VAST BALTIC-AMBER SELECTION

 ZEPPELIN AND IRON ANNIE WATCHES WITH QUARTZ OR AUTOMATIC FROM £189; GREAT QUALITY WRISTWATCHES MADE IN GERMANY

 RUBY DIAMOND-SET ‘BUBBLE’ RING

 A SELECTION OF GOLD AND PLATINUM GEMSTONE SET RINGS ARE MADE IN-HOUSE

 THE TEAM’S SIGNATURE DESIGN – ROUGH TEXTURED SILVER RINGS WITH SET SAPPHIRES AND GOLD ACCENTS.

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SENTIMENTS Local business owners Paul and Clair are approaching 10 years of trading as the beloved harbourside jewellers of Porthleven Jewellery Workshop.

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f you’re looking to show a loved one just how you feel, or you’d like to celebrate a special moment, what could say it better than that perfect piece of jewellery made to last a lifetime? Over at Porthleven Jewellery Workshop, quality and craftsmanship takes precedence, and with a wide range of exquisite pieces the choice really is yours, although it may not be an easy one! Paul and Clair have been bringing sparkle and shine to their happy customers for almost ten years, and are yet to disappoint any visitor to the shop with their warm welcome and outstanding service. We’ve gathered here some of our favourite pieces from their current collection, but it’s also worth noting that if the perfect one doesn’t jump out at you when you pop into the shop, they’ll make you something brand new! Porthleven Jewellery Workshop will take on special commissions to produce something entirely uni ue and awlessly meaningful, and with in-house design and production, the possibilities are endless.

Whether it’s a gorgeous watch, a promise ring or simply a voucher for a loved one to treat themselves, this trusted family run business has a sterling reputation in Cornwall for first class service and unquestionable quality.

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DISCOVER MORE Porthleven Jewellery Workshop offers much more than jewellery, with a variety of gorgeous gifts available. Visit the website or head in store for the full range

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SAPPHIRES AND

SANDCASTING Jewellery skilfully cast for sea lovers and those with Cornwall in their hearts.

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Justin Duance stock a wide variety of ethically sourced sapphires

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he endless expanses of blue and green waters that meet us on the sandy shores of Cornwall have long inspired artists and creatives, and the team at Justin Duance take it one step further by using sand from our treasured beaches and physically incorporating it into the jewellery they make. The subtle sandy texture imparted by the sand combined with a signature blue sapphire captures the essence of the sea in a truly unique way. Sapphires come in every colour of the rainbow, from vibrant pinks and oranges to deep blues and reds, and while Justin Duance can source all sorts of colours, they focus on varying hues of blue, which pair beautifully with their signature sandcasting technique. A keen surfer, Justin’s silver and gold contemporary jewellery is deeply in uenced by the surrounding countryside and ocean. A few years ago, this small business pledged to only use ethical gemstones in its jewellery, and the sapphires are traced from their mines of origin right up to the piece of jewellery they are set in. “The country of origin makes its mark on the colours of the stone. Our classic deep royal-blue sapphires come from Australia or Malawi, while the Sri Lankan sapphires are a brighter blue, reminiscent of the ocean on a sunny day. American Montana sapphires are celebrated for their delicate tones of blue-green which transform under different lights, making

them really special and a firm favourite among sea lovers,” says Gemmologist, Taiman. “Because we work with small-scale suppliers, our gemstones vary and it’s always exciting to see what sapphires arrive in our shipments and working out which colour of gold will best showcase them.” All of Justin Duance’s jewellery is carefully handmade to order from the workshop near Penzance (open by appointment only) and the options for personalisation are vast. You can select the stones from a gorgeous collection, specifying size and colour, and you might even like to add a sentimental touch by choosing the beach from which the sand is taken to cast the ring. Get in touch with the team to discuss your perfect jewel, and you’ll be wearing a little piece of your favourite Cornish beach before you know it.

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Vincent Basham is a self-taught artist who specialises in seascapes, he was born in Maldon, Essex in 1956 and educated at Thurstable School, Tiptree where his love for painting first developed. He has exhibited his work in London, Essex, Norfolk, Devon and Cornwall. He lived in Cornwall in his early twenties where he gained his passion for painting seascapes. He moved back to Cornwall in 2017, to the town of Wadebridge, where he has a purpose built studio/gallery adjacent to his home which overlooks the river Camel, and is open daily. He can often be found walking the costal paths around the North Cornish coast where he finds his inspiration. The medium he uses is predominately oil capturing the colours and movement of the sea. Vincent has had successful solo exhibitions in Padstow, Cornwall in recent years.

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Fourth Element strive to find solutions for the future, rather than dwell on mistakes from the past.

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t can be hard to find light when we are exposed to daily messages about the impact we are having on our planet, causing such damage to the environment and wildlife. Be it climate change, plastic pollution, over fishing or deforestation, the list of our wrongdoings seems endless. The philosophy at fourth element leads the team to take a different track. They aren’t here to berate the purchases of single use plastic items or to bemoan the poor choices humans have made, but rather believe in celebrating the actions being taken that have a positive impact to reverse the damage already done. As a business in Cornwall mainly comprised of divers, freedivers and swimmers, fourth element sees the impact on the ocean first hand and this creates a stronger motivation to make a difference. The aim, is to work alongside, and support, the incredible people and businesses that are making positive changes to our oceans’ health. The ceanPositive concept was born when fourth element started making swimwear out of recycled nylon, regenerated from ghost fishing nets and other waste. ow, they include many other products made from a range of recycled materials, using earth friendly production techni ues and reducing the carbon footprint. By the end of 0 , the team will have completely eliminated single use plastic from all packaging This year they’ve expanded the ceanPositive movement to be more encompassing of wider issues ones where they can make change themselves and others where they

can lend their support to projects with similar aims. ourth lement has also pledged its support for Dive Project Cornwall, a new scheme that aims to involve more school children in diving, exposing them to the incredible underwater world we have right on our doorstep, thus creating a connection between them and the ocean. It is an innovative and effective way of educating the next generation of the importance of a healthy marine environment, as well as encouraging a responsibility to protect it which of course is critical for the future of our planet. ourth lement encourages all businesses to do what they can to support this exciting and uni ue project. The way that this business is run, the projects it supports along the way, and the long lasting, high performance products that the team make are intended to enable you to enjoy the water even more, giving us all something to feel positive about. ow is the time to get out there and immerse yourself in the deepest blue opportunity to make a difference for the better.

 ABOVE Swimwear made from recycled nylon regenerated from ghost fishing nets

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An ancient art form brought to life in the hands of talented artist, Mel Chambers.

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lchemy Tiles brings back to life the thousand-year-old craft of inlay tiles, with each one individually carved with inspiring poetry, quotes and images by Mel’s own hand. As one of the only creative tile makers in the UK still using the ancient 13th century technique of hand carving and inlay, her work has become exclusively unique. Her bespoke interior design in the form of individually created tiles has provided an opportunity for customers to have something created just for them, each piece personal and from the heart. Her innovation and unique skills have not gone unnoticed, and despite the challenges that this last year has presented, Mel Chambers of Alchemy Tiles is delighted to have been named ‘Best Hand-Crafted Tile Company’ for 2020. She is the proud winner of the SME Southern Enterprise Awards for extensive expertise and skills, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an on-going commitment to excellence and innovation. What’s more, she’s been nominated again for 2021! “Keeping this ancient tradition and craft alive and taking it to new heights is what gets me out of bed in the mornings and creating beautiful pieces and bespoke interiors is what makes my heart sing,” says Mel.

Mel was trained in the techniques by Iris Milward of Poetry Tiles just before she retired in 2013, and has gone on not only to keep the ancient technique alive, but to develop it further in new colours and designs, specialising in bespoke kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces. As part of her ethical and sustainable practice, a new opportunity has been created to use her craft as a force for good. She has developed several exclusive ranges for various Cornish conservation projects and charities, donating all the profits to each cause. Plant One, Prickles and Paws Hedgehog Rescue and Cornish Black Bees are just some of the projects she is working with, and she’ll be launching these pieces at her annual exhibition in Port Navas from 27th to 30th August this summer. The heart of Alchemy Tiles is about you, the customer, and creating something that is not only personal, but that stands the test of time. By keeping this magical ancient craft alive and using it as a force for good, Alchemy Tiles continues to have people and the planet at the heart of everything it creates.

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Being in Cornwall has certainly in uenced the style of this gallery, which focuses on contemporary semi abstract originals, exploring the concept of edges and boundaries where land meets sky celebrating the lines and patterns of our countryside, and ruggedness of our natural coastline. A truly independent gallery with an obsessive attention to detail, style and uality, pop in for a friendly welcome, or take the virtual gallery tour online and enjoy the monthly exhibitions and new collections from the comfort of your own home. se code CLAdvert for free delivery.

1. CSCAPE ART Twin Trawlers by Sarah Blakey The ld Workshop is home to three Cornish creatives, including The Craft iln for all things crafted, Sail Loft mporium with their intriguing anti ues and collectables, and Cscape Art gallery, home to the beautiful creations of Sarah Blakey and her in house studio, where her creativity and inspiration takes form. The gallery showcases many originals, prints and cards by the artist alongside work by photographer ick Blakey. pen daily during the season 0. 0am to 5. 0pm.

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evagissey by Chloe Woods

Based in almouth, Chloe has mastered capturing the contrasts of the beautiful Cornish coastline the natural colours of the landscape against the uorescent and primary colours of the beaches, boats and harbours. By working in an exciting range of different mediums, from acrylic paint and collage, to charcoal and oil pastels, she makes confident marks in her artwork that will bring the energy of Cornwall into your home. 07803 724297 | www.chloewoods.co.uk

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reat 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 x cm plus frame is one in a series of contemplative magical intimate woodland pieces. eel free to visit and browse, without obligation. Text or call for an appointment.

4. FLOWMOTION ART imbus ulti’ by Kathryn Burgess

Combining her love of shapes, patterns and colour with inspiration from the stunning Cornish coastline and marine life, athryn Burgess uses a process known as uid art’, whereby a range of methods are used to move and mix acrylic paints across a stretched canvas. The results are stunning, resulting in totally uni ue pieces of abstract art. Why not visit athryn’s website to see her other paintings and greetings cards for sale, or to discuss a bespoke commission 07900 810083 | kbflowmotion@gmail.com www.flowmotionart.co.uk

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6. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM

The Cornish Coast aka Two irls and a Dog, by Laura Knight (1877 – 1970)

extraordinary breadth of her talent is celebrated in the exhibition Laura Knight: A Celebration, which runs until th September.

Dame Laura night was one of the 0th century’s most prolific British artists. er career spanned nearly 0 years and the

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7. COWHOUSE GALLERY

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

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There is a difference between learning to throw and wanting to make on the wheel. With Susy’s one to one coaching, along with regular demonstrations and finding your best method, practise will make you a thrower. ou may just want to spend some uality time making with friends, or work on your techni ue alone on the wheel, the clay extruder or one of Susy’s wheel thrown moulds to produce something memorable. ither way, the possibilities are endless.

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Atishoo allery is a family business with a fantastic selection of original paintings and prints, many produced by owners Liz ackney 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 ethodist Chapel. Liz and Paul also have an onsite bespoke picture framing workshop. Please see the website for opening times.

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10. CORNWALL STUDIOS Solo by Jacquie O’Neill

Bring the ocean into your home with Cornwall Studio art prints. and drawn by ac uie ’ eill, her artwork is inspired by rolling storm swells, crystal clear coves and a passion for surfing, paddle boarding and wild swimming. Working from her studio in north Cornwall, the scent of the sea filters into each colourful drawing, translating feelings into the visual and invoking heart warming adventures and treasured moments by the ocean, with prints, cards, originals and commissions available. 07463 777603 | www.cornwallstudios.com

11. WAVE 7 GALLERY Padstow

arbour by Angela Annesley

Wave allery 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 is constantly evolving, with artists from a multitude of disciplines displaying their work. pen onday to Saturday, 0am to 5pm. 17 POLMORLA WALK, WADEBRIDGE PL27 7NS 01208 880605 | www.wave7gallery.com

12. FELICITY TATTERSALL

Wild ower Clock by Felicity Tattersall Cornwall based artist and author elicity Tattersall creates detailed observational drawings of natural history inspired subjects. er work includes beautiful botanicals, wild owers, vegetables and sea creatures, with a depth of detail that only a former ational Trust cataloguer and museum curator could achieve, with

an element of storytelling. ou can find all manner of limited edition, artist signed prints on her website, so be sure to take a look

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oused within a massive ex-industrial building in the thriving former mining town of St Just-in-Penwith, the Jackson Foundation was set up by world-renowned contemporary artist Kurt Jackson and his wife Caroline to host an annual programme of quality contemporary exhibitions, working in partnership with a variety of environmental and nonprofit organisations. n display is an ever evolving schedule of works and exhibitions that celebrate and champion the arts, our landscape and the natural world around us. This exciting and versatile world-class art gallery is free to the public, bridging the gap between public and private art centres and is the ideal venue to view Kurt Jackson’s and other important and upcoming artists’ eclectic range of creative expression encompassing painting, photography, ceramic, sculpture, poetry, installation and film. Run by husband and wife team Fynn and Zinzi Tucker, this environmentally focused art space is a green-built, sustainably managed, carbon positive concern. Powered by an array of high e ciency solar panels and ground source heat pumps, the Jackson Foundation goes further by delivering paintings throughout Cornwall in one of its two zeroemission fully electric cars. Creating local employment, raising awareness and funds for groups working to protect the environment and giving back to a community that has been home to the to the Jackson family for over 30 years, the

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This uniquely styled five bedroom detached eco friendly residence offers the ultimate self sufficient lifestyle opportunity, with separate annexe, barn, stables & approximately four acres of pasture, located on the outskirts of an historic village on the rugged North Cornish Coast.

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Goonvean Farm, Newbridge near Truro 25 ACRE FARM ON THE EDGE OF THE CITY FOR SALE IN TWO LOTS Delightfully situated property on the periphery of the built-up environs of Truro and with the farmstead hidden in the centre of the holding approached by its own private lane. Three bedroom farmhouse for improvement, traditional stone barn, many additional agricultural buildings including covered yards and good productive grassland. The property is offered for sale in 2 lots as follows: Lot 1 – The farmstead with house, buildings and a total of 11 acres of land Lot 2 – Two large fields extending to approximately 13.8 acres Huge potential for development. EPC – G

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A gorgeous detached three double bedroom Cornish Cottage within a short walk from the stunning beach at Kennack Sands. KUGGAR, RUAN MINOR

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Online art auction launched to raise funds for the Solomon Browne Memorial Hall, Mousehole. ABOVE  'Hells mouth' by Brian Mitchell RIGHT 'Cat's Eyes' by Beverly Gulson

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any years ago, a small dedicated group of people living in Mousehole formed a committee of Trustees to see if they could raise funds for converting the old Duck Street Store and pilchard pits into a community hall for the village. After many years they succeeded in getting a Lottery Grant of over £500,000, and the beautiful facility we know today was created. Simon Weston OBE and Ken Howard OBE RA became Patrons of the Hall in 2014. The all was o cially opened in 0 with a few representatives from all the groups in the village and others who had been involved in its early development. There was later a Royal opening by Prince Michael of Kent. In normal times, explains Judy Joel, one of the Hall’s Trustees: "Much of the Hall’s income comes from hosting events. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on that income, but we don’t want to reduce our community outreach work when it is needed more than ever. In fact throughout the pandemic our dedicated staff – Tamsin (Community Manager), Sarah (Finance and operations Manager) and Donna (Events and Marketing) have worked tirelessly by delivering gifts of 'Smile Bags' to local people who were self-isolating, or who were alone or frightened. They also ran a help-line, and administered grants to people in financial need and supported the local Covid-19 volunteers network." As well as all that, they have worked hard to support the community in Mousehole through a range of projects including developing a community garden with Mousehole School, and are running a summer school again this summer – offering 80 free places for children from low-income families. They also offer free IT support sessions. To help keep such projects running,

the charity has decided to run an online art auction. Featuring more than 230 pieces of art, including a painting of Mousehole Harbour by Ken Howard OBE RA, there are also works from a number of other local artists, all of whom are donating at least 50% of the proceeds, and in some cases 100%! “The funds we raise from the online art auction will help us to continue to reduce isolation and increase wellbeing in Mousehole,” says Judy – something that’s impossible to put a price on, but which unfortunately does re uire funds. To find out more about the auction, to place a bid, or to find out how you can help Solomon Browne Hall continue its vital work in the Mousehole community, be sure to visit the website.

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ABOVE  'Boats return Mousehole' by Lizzie Black

DISCOVER MORE The Solomon Browne Memorial Hall is a superb venue – an amazing space that regularly hosts theatre groups, musicians, drama and dance groups and fitness classes. It is available for hire too, so if you’re planning an event and require a fabulously light and airy space in which to bring your idea to life, why not get in touch?

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