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ornwall has been buzzing this summer. It’s been fantastic to see everyone enjoying the beaches, and our towns and villages have been full of life and laughter. As the summer draws to an end, visitors return home and the children go back to school, the Duchy dons a more mellow cloak. This is the time of year when we can reflect on Cornwall’s other great asset…its food. We have some of the finest growers and producers in the country so, from page 18, we celebrate this incredible natural larder, both from land and sea. We’ve also curated a whole section of our foodie favourites from page 89; if you’re looking to shop local and buy the very best ingredients then head on over for some culinary inspiration. It’s also the time of year when we welcome back the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show for 2021. If you’re looking for anything from architectural advice, to guidance on planning permission, eco alternatives or interior inspiration, this show has it all. Held at the Royal Cornwall Showground from 2nd to 3rd October, the event will play host to over 120 exhibitors. Turn to page 59 for our special supplement with all the details – we look forward to seeing you there. Over the coming pages you’ll also discover our usual property section (from page 27), a selection of amazing holiday homes (from page 74), two new shopping features covering Falmouth (page 86) and Porthleven (page 100) and some amazing competitions on page 111. We’ve certainly been busy this month and hope you enjoy this jam-packed edition Cornwall Living! ...happy reading

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Contents

Cover feature

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REGULARS

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Catch up with Cornwall

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Luxury property

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Coastal escapes

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Competitions

Dream homes by the sea

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Taking the plunge

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

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MAD Water Sports surfs

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Manor Fashions With stand-up paddle-boarding becoming one of the fastest-growing sports in the last few years, and especially over the recent lockdowns, a Cornwall based family have made a few deft moves in creating and opening a new retail operation, based on the outskirts of Wadebridge. Previously having run and owned a local residential outdoor centre, quality and safety are priority at MAD, and the family running the show bring with them an incredible depth of knowledge and qualifications from twenty years coaching and instructing. Steve Kirk, Managing Director, says: “The popularity of paddleboarding especially, has given rise to numerous people selling equipment, predominantly online, which is great but getting the right product to suit an individual’s needs and wants requires some experience and advice. I think we are without doubt unique in the sense our

advice is based on years of coaching and using these products ourselves.” When the pandemic arrived, the family team had to make a quick decision, as Lesley Kirk explains: “We have always risen to a challenge and weren’t necessarily seeking such a radical change, but now that the world has tipped us in this direction and given the massive rise in interest in water-based sports, it quickly became clear that this was a major opportunity for us. Our son is also involved in the business, so this is truly a family business based on oldfashioned values!”

As we welcome weddings back into our calendars, the time to start planning has well and truly arrived. 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. With a sale on mother of the bride wear from 10th September, with some outfits reduced to as little as £99, now is your chance!

With service, advice and attention to detail at the forefront of their mantra, feel free to pop in and begin your experience with all the information you need to get started.

The team have a reputation for personal service on a one-to-one basis in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and 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, make an appointment with the Helston store to find the perfect outfit for the perfect day.

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News & views Introducing Kurt Jackson’s latest exhibition

Lockdown made us look anew at our local areas. We could exercise, but only ‘around the block’. We saw our localities with fresh eyes, and when given the chance, they revealed their wonders. For renowned contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, ‘around the block’ meant a walk into and along Kenidjack Valley, tracing the stream down to the sea, up and along the cliffs and home. Kenidjack spills over with natural treasures and dramatic topography. It wears its past on its sleeve, openly displaying its heritage and signs of past enterprises, while providing a home to a plethora of wildlife. This latest blockbuster exhibition at the Jackson Foundation – a large, multiple award-winning art space in St Just – is a stunning collection of paintings and sculpture inspired by the journey of a small stream from its source on the moors, down through the valley and into the sea; celebrating the sights, sounds, history, heritage and wildlife encountered along the way. Kenidjack: A Cornish Valley runs until February 2022. For more information call 01736 787638 or visit www.jacksonfoundationgallery.com

Holiday homes making for

memorable stays

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 nine hundred cottages to choose from, the professional and friendly team at Toad Hall are dedicated to helping guests find the perfect holiday cottage. With offices throughout the south west, their booking advisors listen carefully to your requirements and suggest cottages to make your holiday in the West Country a truly memorable one. 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, and since their first booking in

1988 the team have adapted with the changing market, embracing new opportunities and continuously reinvesting to keep ahead of the crowd. For more information call 01548 202020 or visit www.toadhallcottages.co.uk

Created by the coast at

The Glass Shack

Located in the south east of Cornwall overlooking the stunning Looe Island, working studio and gallery owner Caroline creates unique pieces of glass art that look perfectly at ease in a seaside lovers’ home or in the hands of a loved one as a special Cornish keepsake. Each piece is designed and handmade from start to finish by Caroline herself, with a beautiful coastal and marine theme brought about by the inspiration of the coast, just a stone’s throw away. She incorporates colour and texture in such a way as to create a sense of movement, reflecting the organic beauty of her environment.

Alongside her unique and yet affordable pieces, Caroline also accepts commissions and even runs workshops, so make sure to get in touch to find out more! For more information call 07747602820 or visit www.theglass-shack.co.uk

A pasty and a pint Producing some of the finest handmade Cornish pasties, made to a family recipe and incorporating ingredients sourced from within a ten-mile radius, Ann’s Pasties is known and very much loved for its take on Cornwall’s favourite foodie tradition. But it’s not all about homemade pasties, sausage rolls and cakes; in fact, we’re excited to announce that this year, Ann’s has expanded to offer customers a ‘pasty and a pint’ – including ‘Ann’s Pasty Ale’ from the Harbour Brewing Co! With two new bars in Porthleven and Lizard,

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offering a tempting range of Cornish beers, ciders and spirits, alongside cocktails and wines, the bars can be booked for small gatherings and parties, with catering available if required. But that’s not all! The team have also launched Mabel – a fully staffed mobile horsebox bar, available to hire and serving cakes, drinks, and of course pasties, perfect for adding a proper Cornish touch to any event. For more information visit annspasties or www.annspasties.co.uk

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The assurance of quality with

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After opening their first handbag and accessories shop over nine years ago in Falmouth, Bow Fashion Accessories owners Steve and Tracy are very pleased with the new home for their second shop, which can be found at 14 Market Street, Falmouth, just opposite the old Marks and Spencer store. The original shop on Killigrew Street will continue to stock a large range of leather bags, purses and wallets, whereas in the new shop you’ll find casual bags including nonleather, nylon and canvas along with a lovely selection of accessories, belts, If you’re dreaming of a time when you can once again have guests over to entertain, but want to make some home improvements before you do so, then you’ll be pleased to know that Cornwall is home to some incredible, tried and trusted businesses that can help you do just that. Bude Windows is a fine example, having earned a reputation as one of the most highly recommended window companies in Cornwall and Devon. In fact, the team specialises in more than just doors and windows, offering orangeries, conservatories, car ports, balustrades, canopies, and so much more, and with a string of five-star reviews on Google, plus a team with more than 25 years’ experience, they really do come highly recommended. To find out how they could help, be sure to give the team a call. Better still, why not pop into the showroom on Kings Hill, Bude? For more information call 01288 356541 or visit www.budewindows.co.uk

scarves, watches and jewellery, all at very affordable prices. Steve says: “It was hard work and late nights to get the shop open, but the feedback we’ve received already has been encouraging and very positive which makes it all worthwhile.” For more information call 01326 314300 or visit www.bowfashionaccessories.com

Embracing the ocean at Cornwall Studios Bring the ocean into your home with Cornwall Studio art prints. Hand drawn by Jacquie O’Neill, her artwork is inspired by rolling storm swells, crystal-clear coves and a passion for surfing, paddle boarding and wild swimming: “I’m ultimately trying to capture those feelings on paper – the essence of an experience, be that riding a wave or a cold-water swim under a crescent moon.” Working from her studio in north Cornwall, the scent of the sea filters into each colourful painting, any of which would make for a perfect addition to the home of salt water seekers, adventurers, explorers, and lovers of the wild, the wind and the sea! With prints, cards, originals and commissions available, why not get in touch with Jacquie and explore these exciting possibilities?

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Preparing for festivities with Annie & Maude

Soothe your soul at the

Bay Hotel

For those seeking an antidote to an increasingly busy world, a stay at Coverack’s Bay Hotel comes highly recommended. Being lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of the sea below, and then waking to that same catatonic sound is sure to put you in the mood for a day of relaxation, and from your accommodation at the Bay Hotel, you needn’t go far to find just that. Located in the grounds, the Sea Pod has a large ocean-view deck, perfect for long, lazy breakfasts, and with its own garden, well-equipped kitchen, bathroom and large double bedroom, it’s the perfect holiday hideaway. But that’s not all – you’ll also find the Wellness Room, offering rejuvenating treatments including non-invasive facials, reflexology and holistic massages. Working within this warm and newly renovated, rustic day spa, with its stunning ocean views, the therapists bring empathy, expert knowledge and a healer’s touch, ensuring guests leave feeling happy, relaxed and revitalised. For more information call 01326 280464 or visit www.thebayhotel.co.uk

When Cornwall Group Chairman Mark Mitchell first pitched the idea of a new venture to be launched in 2021, the country was still in the throes of the Covid pandemic and there were a few raised eyebrows to his plan. The mantle for his vision was taken on by two colleagues, Adele Payne and Kati Bawden, who worked with a small dedicated team to create a spacious showroom and who now jointly manage the shop. “When it came to sourcing products,” explains Kati, “our aim was always to create an eclectic mix of furniture, homewares and gifts found locally and from further afield. Like so many who live in this beautiful county of ours we are very passionate about Cornwall and wanted to reflect that in the items for sale in Annie & Maude.”

There is certainly plenty to look at, with thoughtfully arranged displays and different rooms showcasing furniture, lighting and smaller pieces that make a perfect finishing touch. With the festive season in the not-too-distant future, the ever-resourceful Adele and Kati have already found plenty of beautiful pieces to ensure this Christmas will be filled with countless magical gifts. “We don’t always agree,” explains Adele, with a laugh, “but that’s what helps us get the balance right, especially when choosing our stock.” With the recent launch of the Annie & Maude website, even more people can now enjoy the delights of this carefully curated shop, so make sure to take a look! For more information call 01872 392039 or visit www.annieandmaude.co.uk

Preparing for the unpredictable Whilst this past year has been tough on us all, the weather was also tough on our gardens, leaving us with little opportunity to enjoy the outdoors as much as we’d like. Lawns needed to be mowed, hedges trimmed back, and worst of all, fences treated. However, ColourFence are offering the perfect low-maintenance solution for your garden to eliminate all of those arduous fencing chores.

Their metal fencing only requires a simple hose down to keep it looking as good as the day it was installed, and not only is it guaranteed against peeling, warping, and fading for 25 years, it will also withstand gusts of up to 130mph. So, sit back and relax whilst your garden looks after itself. For more information call 01637 222578 or visit www.colourfencecornwall.co.uk

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News & views

Money saving tips for hot tub owners

After a taste

of adventure? Whatever the kind of holiday you’re looking for, be it relaxing, fun-filled, or indulgent, you’ll find it all at The Park Cornwall. With accommodation that includes luxury lodges, cosy cottages and some with their very own hot tubs, plus an onsite restaurant – The Kitchen On The Beach – offering culinary delights that draw on the region’s finest produce, The Park is the ultimate base for your north coast adventure. It’s also dog friendly, for those hoping to explore the area with their furry friend in tow, and for families with kids who are hoping for a relaxing stay where they needn’t leave the resort, fear not! The Park has everything you need, including

an indoor pool, a heated outdoor pool with its own bar, play areas for little ones, and even a sauna for when a little ‘me-time’ is needed. For more information call 01637 860322 or visit www.theparkcornwall.com

The gardens are flourishing at Jon Pennington, Founder of Hot Tub Help, offers up some useful tips to help you save money on the maintenance of your hot tub. First, check your filter, clean it, and if necessary, replace it. By doing this you will save the pump from burning out. Next, have a good look in your hot tub at least twice a year, checking your seals and replacing them as and when you need to. Much like topping up your car’s oil, tyre pressure and steering fluid, by following these simple tips from Hot Tub Help, you can save yourself money and prolong the life of your hot tub. For more information visit www.hottubhelp.co.uk

Hotel Meudon

Tucked away in a wooded valley just outside Falmouth you may stumble upon Cornwall’s best kept secret garden on the grounds of Hotel Meudon. Recently refurbished and heralding a nostalgic sixties vibe with its post-modern-meetscontemporary-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 sub-tropical gardens, carefully tended and nurtured by Head Gardener, Ashley Gray. 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

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Enjoy award-winning dining during your visit to Una St Ives. Led by multiple AA Rosette winning Cornish chef, Glenn Gatland, Una Kitchen’s Mediterranean-inspired menus are sure to make you want to return again and again. A previous winner of ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, Una Kitchen’s outstanding food and exceptional service makes it the perfect destination for late breakfasts, light lunches or evening meals with their signature dishes. With menus that are constantly evolving with the seasons to offer the freshest cuisine, a Gozney oven that can serve up anything from wood-fired pizzas to full

If you’re looking for a fabulous Cornish glamping experience you won’t forget, Bodrugan Barton has everything you need for that perfect secluded escape. A mile away from the picturesque Mevagissey, you can enjoy fabulous views of coast and country from your en-suite cabin, and with a firepit and private deck at your disposal an evening of starry nights and hot chocolates is definitely on the cards! As autumn approaches, the wifi-connected wooden cabins are warm and cosy, and after a dinner of home-produced beef burgers cooked right outside your temporary home you’ll have a challenge resisting the comfortable bed inside. With over 40 miles of sea views to enjoy, an atmospheric campfire and lots of home comforts, you’ll find it hard to leave your luxury glamping pod on this wonderful site, and we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t! For more information call 01726 842094 or email stay@bodrugan.co.uk

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A truly tantalising taste experience One of the last traditional free-houses left in Falmouth, The Seven Stars boasts a rich Cornish heritage, having been first established as far back as 1660! A staple of the Falmouth life-style for generations, The Seven Stars has kept itself relevant and at the forefront of local activity with a refreshing drive to roll with the times, and the extensive selection of gin offers a truly tantalising taste experience. Freshly re-furbished, The Old Tobacconist gin and wine bar stocks over 50 gins, 11 delicious whites, nine delectable reds, and is available to hire exclusively for any type of event, while the cosy seating upstairs invites intimate evenings with a cocktail in hand. For any lover of vibrant Cornish evenings, a visit to The Seven Stars is an absolute must.

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ade up of vast stretches of fertile land and surrounded by clean salty waters, Cornwall offers a thriving natural larder that has become globally renowned and locally treasured. While this beloved county is famed for the immensely beautiful landscapes and breathtaking coastal vistas we all recognise and adore, the unique culinary signatures that hail from the farms, bakeries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants are renowned throughout the rest of the country, and in fact the world. But what makes the Cornish food and drink industry so successful in and out of the Duchy? With such a rich and complex industry at the heart of our county, we thought it only prudent to consult Cornwall Trade and Investment on what quality food and drink really means for the Duchy, and the people who live here. “Built on the foundations made by the region’s fishermen and farmers, Cornwall’s food and drink sector has proven itself a cornerstone of UK gastronomy,” explains Nicola Lloyd, Director of Trade and Investment. “As the number one food destination in the UK, the industry is key to the region’s economy, seeing an annual turnover in excess of £2 billion!” Unsurprisingly, the sector creates one in three jobs in Cornwall and is a huge draw for tourists, which in turn creates further employment. The incredible food and drink produced, sold and exported from Cornwall is integral to the region as a whole and has

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an ever-growing place on the local, national and global food highway. From the Cornish pasty and the iconic cream teas to the freshest local seafood caught right here, Cornwall has made a name for itself in the arena of top-notch cuisine. There seems to be an incredible connection between businesses and their suppliers and produce that lies at the heart of the county, and Nicola shares with us her thoughts as to why that is: “The region’s growers, suppliers and food and drink businesses are all united by a genuine passion for Cornwall’s produce. Cornwall’s peninsula effect encourages practical collaboration with purpose across the local food system: shortening local supply chains, maximising regional food value, minimising food waste and improving food justice.” This collaboration is key to the sustainability and future growth of Cornwall’s food economy and is responsible for its innovation and forward-thinking practices. When it comes to catering and hospitality, an industry that the Duchy is undeniably famed for, Cornwall has seen numerous Michelin starred chefs operating locally, drawn by both the culture and the quality of seafood and farm produce on offer.

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DISCOVER MORE Sourcing locally caught fish and Cornish potatoes, Seasmiths Fish and Chips is an advocate for local, good quality produce that speaks for itself. For more information, visit seasmithsfishandchips.com

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Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw are amongst the most wellknown, not to mention Michael Caines, who has recently set up shop in the pretty harbour-side village of Porthleven, known locally for its rich food culture with a dedicated festival every year to celebrate it. Born and raised in Devon, Michael was immersed into a local food culture from the start: “I grew up in a large family, and my love of food and cooking came from the big family meals we always shared together, prepared by my mother who was a wonderful cook. My father loved to grow vegetables and fruit in our garden, and so I grew up appreciating the flavours of the freshest foods, picked that day and simply prepared.” After nurturing a natural talent and passion for food, spending time with chefs like Raymond Blanc in Oxfordshire, and the late Barnard Loisseau in Paris, Michael returned home to Devon to take his place at Gidleigh Park as Head Chef with a new wealth of knowledge and experience. “Bernard taught me the importance of ‘terroir’,” recalls Michael, looking back to his time in France, “that all great cuisines are rooted in the products, produce and seasonal ingredients of their own locality.” Having spent 21 years at the helm of Gidleigh Park, in 2016 he went on to create the luxury five-star country house hotel, Lympstone Manor – a dream come true for the Devon chef.

Michael’s cuisine is refined and elegant and is rooted in seasonality, regionality and locality, an ethos reflected in all of his establishments, including the fourth addition to his collection – The Harbourside Refuge Restaurant and Bar in Porthleven. The protected harbour was originally created as a safe haven for sea vessels travelling along the beautiful yet rugged south Cornish coast. Here, Michael has created a safe haven for all lovers of food and drink who choose to make their way to this idyllic spot in fine weather or foul. “You can’t help but be aware of the beauty and power of the sea when you come to Porthleven, and also the rich bounty that it perennially yields to those intrepid fishermen who brave its wrath,” explains Michael. Michael’s belief in seasonality and regionality means that this strong ethos is central to his cuisine and to the supply of ingredients and produce: “I have gone on record many times that the south west doesn’t just have the best larder in the UK, it has the best larder in Europe!” It’s this attitude shared by leading chefs and local artisans that is putting Cornwall at the forefront of a delicious movement towards a local resourcefulness, with more and more people becoming aware of this rich, natural bounty that lies on our very doorstep. One such cultivator of a popular local product is the family run Trink Dairy, a farm that understands the value of knowing exactly where your food and drink originates from. Having earnt itself a reputation for high-quality, great tasting produce, with a two-year consecutive Taste of the West Gold award, and named Champion Dairy Product for 2020, Trink is at the top of the list for many local residents and businesses.

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Dairy Manager, Rachel Knowles, talks to us about this noticeable shift towards higher quality, responsibly sourced local products: “People completely underestimate milk, especially for coffee, it’s a key ingredient! Even some baristas didn’t realise there was such good quality milk out there. Trink milk is high in protein and butterfat, and it makes such a difference.” The team at Trink are so proud of their process, and rightly so! As they welcome customers to watch the cows being milked and see them grazing on the fresh local pastures that flourish in our Cornish climate, you can witness the resulting milk being freshly pasteurised and hand bottled amongst a complete transparency that surrounds the farm. “The practice at Trink farm has converted a few vegans back to milk drinking as they know exactly where it’s produced and how the animals are treated – but only from Trink! The milk forms an important part of their balanced diet,” notes Rachel. Affectionately referred to as their ‘mini farmers market’, the vending machine outside the dairy stocks enough milk and various local products to see you through the week, and it’s open 24 hours a day for ultimate convenience. With no milk tankers, no factories, and no motorways involved, Trink takes us back to a simpler time of using the land on our own doorstep to make the highest quality produce in the simplest way. An age of appreciation for the gorgeous possibilities that Cornwall’s bountiful natural larder affords us is dawning, whether it be for farmer, grower, catcher, maker, distiller or brewer. From the lobsters, crabs and fish that prefer our Cornish waters, to the artisanal creations made with fresh local harvests, luxury abounds in the food and drink that hails from our little corner of the world. Won’t you join us in celebrating it?

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READ Here are a few of our other favourite foodie businesses to get your mouth watering: Cornish Sea Salt www.cornishseasalt.co.uk Ann’s Pasties www.annspasties.co.uk Boscastle Farm Shop www.boscastlefarmshop.co.uk Rodda’s www.roddas.co.uk

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t can be difficult to know where to start if you’re thinking about making a change to your home spaces; what can you do with that awkward corner? What do you want the room to feel like when it’s done? How can you make the most of the space? Having been in the business for over 35 years, the team at Rozen Furniture are experts in the world of bespoke furniture commissions and personalised kitchens, and are on hand to share their expertise with you. Rozen Furniture was born through the creative partnership of Ian Cox and Alan Pearce, both cabinet makers by trade and creatives at heart. From this humble beginning grew a quickly expanding company, suddenly in need of a bigger workshop for the multiplying workforce comprising of talented craftspeople. Today their office and workshop can be found in the beautiful Cornish village of Ruan Minor, a location that lends itself perfectly to creative inspiration. It is here that the team design, hand-craft and finish their wonderfully bespoke creations.

But where do you start? As the Rozen team like to advise, preparation is everything. Spend time taking in the spaces in your home, take on board the elements that please you and the things you’d like to change. Visit other spaces where you’ve enjoyed the interior arrangement, make notes, take photos, buy books. Absorb yourself in this quest to find your style amongst the throng of influences that surround us. You might be looking for that signature piece of furniture that so far you’ve only been able to imagine, or hoping to furnish your entire property for a home that really feels like home – either way, Rozen Furniture will be there every step of the way. The first step on your interior style journey is design, and this begins with you. From the natural, organic curves of the Art Nouveau era to the minimalist Modernist, and the functional, clean lines of the Mid-century Modern, there is a plethora of historical influences to whet your appetite, so why not dip into the past and make it your future? Whatever your vision, the design team at

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Rozen will be able to talk you through the process, starting with a personal visit to your home or a workshop meeting with Co-Director, Ian Cox: “Design is one of the most important aspects of any project and one of our greatest strengths. A well-designed piece of furniture that pleases aesthetically, enhances a home, complements its environment and brings pleasure to its owner and those who see it and use it is our ultimate aim.” Here you can talk through your ideas and get one-to-one advice on functionality, flow and how your ideas can best be facilitated for the perfect result. After a series of creative conversations, hand-drawn visuals and discussions on material and finish, the Rozen team will work their magic in the workshop, which you’re invited to come and observe. Seeing your collaborative masterpiece come to fruition in the hands of a talented artisan craftsman before your eyes is a rare opportunity, and one not to be missed! There’s a real atmosphere of partnership and understanding at Rozen, and your thoughts and questions are taken

onboard throughout the entire process. This is, after all, your dream project. From single pieces of furniture to entirely bespoke kitchens and interiors, the team will take the reins and personally fit your vision into your home, leaving nothing but your dream idea down to you. There is even a specialist staircase design and manufacturing wing at the Rozen workshop, primed to develop your ideal flight. With you as the lead designer, you get to put together the home you always imagined and see yourself reflected in your home interior. The professionals at Rozen Furniture take pride in their ability to make your dreams a physical reality, so why not get in touch with Ian to start your journey to an entirely bespoke interior idyll?

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uchy Living was born out of a passion for rich colour, pattern and textiles from the east. Specifically, the passion of company founder, Jenny Thorne. “Working with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable contacts on the ground in India and Iran means that I bring unique and one of a kind Persian and Indian rugs, runners and Kilims to grace your space, whether that’s vintage or Bohemian styles, traditional classic or modern contemporary pieces,” Jenny explains. “I aim to deliver the ‘right look’ to any home, holiday property or commercial space, all sustainable and ethically produced.” And it’s fair to say that Duchy Living’s fabulous range of rugs look as incredible in ultra-modern new builds by the coast as they do in period country homes. Known as one of Cornwall’s specialist rug suppliers, Jenny also has in stock luxury cushions, throws and eiderdowns in velvet, cotton and linen, which complement and co-ordinate beautifully with her rugs in wonderful colours as well as muted coastal shades. “I also have a wide selection of decorative tiles in many shapes, colours and patterns that are perfectly suited for walls and floors in any room of the home,” she elaborates. Not only are Jenny’s fingers firmly on the pulse when it comes to interior design, she

is also quick to react to customers and their shopping habits. It is for this reason that Jenny has made the decision – at least for the time being – to close her store in the centre of Truro and focus on a more personal shopping experience, letting her clients choose from a distinctive and carefully curated selection of rugs and home accessories, in the comfort of their own homes. “A little like an interior designer visits and works with clients on site,” Jenny explains, “I can bring rugs, cushions and throws out to you to try in situ before making a decision.” And whether it’s a single rug you’re looking for, or a whole house full of unique and special floor art, after gaining a brief from you, Jenny will hunt down the ideal rugs, tiles and accessories that she believes will fit the bill, before arranging an appointment to try them out in your living space. Put simply, Jenny is an expert when it comes to bringing dream interiors to life here in Cornwall, so if yours is in need of an update – whether that be a new statement rug, or a whole home makeover – be sure to enlist the help of Duchy Living!

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pecialising 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! With an incredible range of beds, upholstery, dining, living and bedroom furniture, as well as soft furnishings, gifts, toys and rugs, you’ll be utterly spoilt for choice. Following a much-needed extension ten years ago, the team have been able to increase their range of beds from leading manufacturers, offering customers an extensive selection to get that perfect combination of comfort and style for the dreamiest night’s sleep. Their in-house expertise and quality products make it easy to transform a room, or the whole house, to reflect your personal taste, while also offering a bespoke holiday home furnishing service, taking the pressure off for those living away, turning your special space into an idyllic Cornish retreat for you to enjoy. Over the last 210 years, Alfred Smith & Son have seen customers’ buying habits change, and being able to provide customers with what they want for immediate delivery has become paramount to success, so many of their mattresses are available from stock!

In a continuous effort to evolve as a company, the team are always looking to expand stock from leading manufacturers, with their latest project being a development in their offering of riser recliners and adjustable beds along with other products to make living independently that little bit easier. With all this on offer, stylish comfort at home is easier than ever. The ever-growing toy and gift department sets the company apart from the crowd with a particular focus on unique games and toys, as well as being a stockist of Playmobil and Sylvanian Families. Alfred Smith & Son harbours a key focus on keeping up with consumers’ ever-changing habits and needs, and with an open-minded determination to stay ahead of the pack in this unique area, we have no doubt that this locally renowned company will still be here to furnish our homes in style and comfort in another 200 years!

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31 Clarence Street, Penzance TR18 2NX 01736 363134 www.alfred-smith.co.uk

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DID YOU KNOW? Alfred Smith & Son offers a huge range of big brands, including Collins & Hayes, Parker Knoll, G Plan, TCH, Relyon, Harrison Spinks, Hypnos and Rest Assured. See the full range online!

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ur kitchens lie at the very heart of our homes, providing a space for us to share a cooked meal together after a long day, or socialise with a friend while enjoying a glass of something chilled. At Kitchen Kit Ltd, the team believe that your kitchen should be designed to fit around your everyday life, with the features available to suit your needs and style. Began in 1992 by husband and wife team, Nigel and Samantha Dilley, the company has grown from a leading domestic appliance service centre and retailer, giving the team the perfect foundation to offer knowledge and experience to all their kitchen design, supply and installation today. Kitchen Kit has built long standing relationships with leading manufactures such as Miele and Neff, and offers both Nobilia, the largest German kitchen manufacturer, and Ballerina, the award-winning bespoke German kitchen manufacturer. With people at the heart of everything they do, the team know how important it is to follow through with a dream kitchen match for every client. “We understand that buying a new kitchen is a process and not just a case of putting units in a room just because they fit,” explains Nigel, Company Director. “As a family run business we feel this allows

us to be more connected with our customer needs and aspirations for their new kitchen. We like to provide our customers with the service we would expect to have ourselves and make them feel valued as opposed to just another sales number.” With an immense range of styles from sleek, handleless modern to cosy, country chic, Kitchen Kit truly have something to suit everyone, and the team have come to know what people are looking for, as Nigel explains: “We only display manufacturers in our showroom that we would be happy to have in our own home.” With Kitchen Kit, you’ll be offered nothing less than the highest standard of design and customer service, not to mention the most beautiful styles and optimal functionality for the most important room in the house! So get in touch to share your own dream kitchen vision; after all, each wish is unique, and Kitchen Kit Ltd offer the opportunity for you to fulfil it.

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Unit 13A, Threemilestone Ind Est, Threemilestone, Truro TR4 9LD 01872 225990 sales@kitchenkitsw.com www.kitchenkitsw.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Rodda & Hocking Windows • Doors • Conservatories

Sail Shades Direct specialize in bespoke solutions for your outdoor space, from domestic to commercial. Our production facility in Cornwall allows us to create truly inspirational projects for your outdoors. Our fully insured team will take care of everything from groundworks to bespoke metal works. We can offer a full range of products and accessories. • BESPOKE SHADE SAILS • RETRACTABLE SHADE SAILS • METAL PERGOLAS • ELECTRIC PATIO AWNINGS • FABRIC ROOF CONSERVATOIRES • STAINLESS BALUSTRADES

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any of us have taken the chance over the past 18 months to update our homes, but one room that can often seem like too big a task to take on is the kitchen. And it’s no wonder; ripping out all of the cupboards and starting again is, indeed, a very daunting task, not to mention a costly one! But there is another way, thanks to Matt and the team at Dream Doors in Truro. Whilst they can offer a complete kitchen refit, Dream Doors specialises in making your kitchen dream come to life by replacing your doors. And you would be surprised by how much difference simply replacing them can make to the heart of your home. In fact, did you know that by just replacing doors and drawers – all of which are made to measure by the Dream Doors team – you could save up to 50% compared to the cost of a brand-new kitchen? So what are your options? Well, there are thousands of possible combinations available; Matt and co. have a full range of on-trend colours, including graphite black and dark blues, as well as creams and whites, plus a vast range of styles to choose from, from slick and contemporary to classic shaker. What’s more, Dream Doors has teamed up with leading brands including Neff, Bosch and Samsung, meaning that

when it comes to upgrading your appliances, they have you covered there, too! To see what we mean, why not pay a visit to the Truro showroom? There, you’ll be able to peruse the huge range of styles and materials on offer, before meeting one of the friendly team who will be able to guide you through the process. Oh, and did we mention that your kitchen and bathroom could be transformed in as little as a day? Whether you’re refitting a room in a second home and need to travel to Cornwall to access it, or simply need to fit the project around a busy working schedule, such a short turnaround is a real bonus, and wouldn’t it be lovely to leave in the morning for work and come home to a brand-new look kitchen? Taking care of everything from design to completion, Matt and the team can quickly make your dream kitchen a reality, so if it’s high time you injected some life into the heart of your home and you’ve been searching for a solution that promises to meet your brief and, more importantly, your budget, be sure to get in touch!

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We take a look at a recent sustainable upcycling project by Duke Stone of Cornwall; a vintage Victorian slate water tank turned into modern kitchen worktops.

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local developer, Martin White, recently renovated a Victorian manor house and surrounding derelict outbuildings on the Lizard peninsula. In the house, a 200 year old substantial Delabole slate water tank was discovered in the loft, and it wasn’t long before it was carefully removed and taken to Duke Stone of Cornwall. Delabole slate is quarried locally in north Cornwall from the largest and oldest working slate quarry in England. This particular slate is renowned worldwide for its durability and for its aesthetic appeal. Duke stone of Cornwall restored and repurposed this slate by designing, manufacturing and transforming the tank into beautiful kitchen worktops – the stunning results of which can be seen here. The showstopper island, which was once the bottom of the water tank, is a spectacular piece of work at 10cm thick, showcasing the pearlescent grain which runs through the slate. The stunning kitchen worktops are a talking point amongst each new guest that checks in at this Airbnb, aptly named ‘The First Lady of The Lizard’ since the owners learnt that this building once housed the most southerly church in mainland Britain.

The Duke Stone of Cornwall team are experts in design and manufacture and are well versed when it comes to precisely tailoring your home to your needs, and this stunning project is a case in point. So, whether it’s a new build, a renovation, or simply the update of a single room, and you're looking for expert help in bringing your project to life, be sure to give them a call!

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Unit 7a & 19 Rural Workshop,s Higher Bochym, Cury Cross Lanes, Helston TR12 7AZ 01326 241111 dukestonecornwall www.dukestone.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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here is no denying that Cornwall is a frontrunner when it comes to stepping up to the challenge and exploring ways to tackle the climate emergency; the county has set an impressive target of reaching Net Zero 20 years ahead of the UK government’s 2050 goal. But with homes in Cornwall contributing towards 22% of carbon emissions, achieving this goal cannot be done without making the necessary changes. One of the most effective ways to make a significant difference in your home’s carbon footprint is by installing renewable energy technologies. Renewable energy brings a long list of benefits, including high energy efficiency, improved performance, reliability, energy bill savings and even governmentbacked financial incentives. But what exactly is renewable energy? In a nutshell, renewable energy is generated from sources that naturally replenish themselves and never run out. In this modern-day world, many businesses and homeowners are moving away from using traditional methods of energy that involve coal, petroleum and natural gas. Instead, renewable energy solutions are on the rise, and these alternative sources hold the key to combatting climate change. When looking at upgrading the way you power and heat your home, sourcing the right company to complete the job is of critical importance. But with a number of companies available, why is OPC standing out from the crowd? “Our commitment is to provide our valued clients with the best eco-friendly

DID YOU KNOW? When installing the relevant renewable heating systems, eligible homeowners can apply to receive tax-free payments for seven years through the Renewable Heat Incentive! Visit the website to find out how you can future-proof your property and protect the planet.

solutions,” explains company Director, Gary. “We love what we do and our team consists of friendly, professional industry experts. When you work with us, you’ll feel like part of the family.” OPC Energy Ltd. offers full turn-key tailored solutions in the design, specification, installation, commissioning and servicing of heat pumps, solar thermal, solar PV and battery storage, for both domestic and commercial properties throughout Cornwall, which makes them the perfect company to oversee all your renewable energy requirements. So, if your home improvement goal is to ensure your property is playing its part in the fight for a cleaner, greener future, then be sure to give OPC Energy a call and receive your free, no-obligation quote.

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imple designs and a natural aesthetic are growing increasingly popular within Cornish homes and architectural projects, often taking inspiration from the striking landscape that runs through the county, tending to lend themselves to the stunning country backdrop in which they’re set. Previously Carpenter Oak Cornwall Ltd, Post & Beam Ltd is at the forefront of a movement towards sustainable yet beautiful constructions that will stand the test of time. Having crossed paths over 15 years ago, Tom Jubb and Tim Simpson have since come together with a vision of sustainability and tradition in mind to create Post & Beam, now a leading authority in Cornish timber construction, renowned throughout the county for their unique designs. From their workshop and studio overlooking the St Ives coast, the team design and handcraft bespoke oak frames and timber buildings with an aim to create beautiful spaces for people to live, work and enjoy. Some outstanding representations of their work include the art gallery at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Penzance, Rick Stein’s The Cornish Arms in Padstow,

and the Seven Stones Inn on the Isles of Scilly, as well as countless domestic oak frame houses, extensions and sunrooms throughout the Duchy. The wealth of experience in the oak frame and timber industry that the highly skilled team possess enables Post & Beam to take on challenging and complex projects, including traditionally jointed structural carpentry, contemporary timber-steel hybrid frames, timber cladding, as well as incorporated glazing and sub-frame joinery. The team also offer a range of insulation methods for their panels to meet varying budgets, although customers with aspirations of a warm, comfortable and environmentally friendly home tend to choose the ecological option of wood fibre. Fabricated mostly in renewable materials, the buildings Post & Beam designs and creates make an attractive and sustainable alternative to the conventional building materials of concrete, stone and steel. The team source their oak, Douglas fir and ‘glulams’ (Glued Laminated Timber) from sustainable forests throughout the UK and Europe, where the forestry management schemes of FSC and PEFC – the internationally

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recognised standard of forest management – ensure timber used is an entirely sustainable resource. More trees are planted than harvested thanks to these regulations, which means that with the growth of timber construction, forests are actually thriving. The French management system established in 1872 has a staggering 524 million cubic metres of standing oak, with annual production running at under 1 million. Building only with timber that is sustainably sourced, the material actually locks embedded carbon into your oak or timber frames for the entire lifespan of the building, which means the timber is classified as carbon neutral! As trees grow they lock away carbon dioxide, but mature trees absorb less than those at an earlier stage of growth. Older trees are harvested for construction purposes and converted into a usable building material, and replaced in turn with younger trees more efficient at absorbing CO2. In fact, every cubic metre of timber absorbs one ton of carbon dioxide, making it a sound ecological choice – addressing climate change and the need to reduce CO2 emissions in the construction industry.

A big part of the charm we see in Post & Beam is the fact that Tom, Tim and the team work on everything individually by hand in the workshop, preferring hand-crafting tools and age-old skills passed down through the generations to impersonal technologies like computer guided saws. Each part of a new structure is tended to by one of the team’s very own expert hands, adding a delightfully personal touch to every building they construct. You can be confident in the fact that every single project, no matter the scale, is managed with care and precision with a first-class service for the ultimate result. Building environmentally conscious homes across Cornwall by partnering sustainable materials with ecological design, if you’re thinking about home improvement, or are undertaking a self-build, make sure to get in touch with the team at Post & Beam to see how you could minimise the environmental footprint of your ultimate dream home.

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n the recent absence of much-needed holidays to far-off destinations and ticked squares on the bucket list, many of us have looked inwards to our own homes and spaces for a feeling of comfort with a touch of luxury, which until now we may not have had the opportunity to consider. What would it feel like to be able to sip a fresh coffee under the sparkling glass canopy of a beautifully bespoke luxury conservatory every morning, rain or shine? More people than ever before are finding out with Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories. Having been established in Cornwall since 1985, the company ethos has remained the same as it was back then; a strict focus on craftsmanship and quality. The company has built a sterling reputation over the years for quality products and excellent workmanship alongside a genuine after sales service. With a team of 22 designers, surveyors, fabricators and fitters, the team have been overwhelmed with projects this year due to a sky-rocketing demand for that luxury opportunity with a trusted and experienced company. The results Philip Whear is able to deliver speak for themselves and are certainly worth joining the queue for. The company’s creativity and capability for unique designs have led them to undertake and successfully complete a number of complex projects that have been turned down elsewhere, so if you have something unusual in mind, don’t be shy – almost anything seems to be possible with Philip Whear! Whether you have a clear vision of what it is you want, or you need some input from the experts, Philip Whear will design something that not only meets your needs but gives your property an added touch of class. To get a real feel for the master workmanship and product quality, you can actually see your commission being made by the team’s skilled local craftsmen, and with any colour you’d like available to choose from, the unique end result might just tick off the latest addition to your bucket list.

PHILIP WHEAR WINDOWS & CONSERVATORIES Wilson Way, Pool Industrial Estate, Redruth, TR15 3RT 01209 215759 www.philipwhear.co.uk

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ltco Cornwall, the leading sustainable resin bound driveway company, led by local businessmen Tom Stringer and Johnny Pearce, has recently played its part in recycling the equivalent of over 122 million plastic straws in driveways up and down the country. Using its innovative and award-winning Recycle Bound solution, Oltco Cornwall has been committed to tackling the issue of plastic waste and has played an integral role in the success story of Recycle Bound, which is being used not only for domestic projects, but also at some of the UK’s leading hotels and attractions. Although it is mainly used on driveways, paths and patios for the domestic market, it has in fact been used on larger commercial projects that include Trevornick Holiday Park, Bodmin Jail, Carbis Bay Hotel (the location of this year’s G7 Summit) and even the Eden Project. In fact, Oltco has recycled the equivalent of 882,000 plastic straws in and around the biomes of Eden! With Oltco’s HQ based in Newquay, Directors Tom Stringer and Johnny Pearce have always been aware of the damaging impact waste plastic has on the environment. In 2019, this led the duo to develop Recycle Bound – a unique and world-first solution to help tackle the issue of plastic waste. Made utilising waste plastic (including straws, plastic drink bottles and food packaging) from a plastic recycling point, the waste is sorted and then crushed into a more manageable size, before being granulated

and mixed with Oltco’s resin blend to create the innovative end-product. Each squaremetre of Recycle Bound consists of the equivalent of 3,000 plastic straws; to put this into perspective, if Recycle Bound was laid on a standard 50-metre drive, the equivalent of 150,000 plastic straws would be recycled in the process! Since its launch – and perhaps unsurprisingly – Recycle Bound has enjoyed resounding success, winning awards that include ‘Product of the Year’ at the Cornwall Business Awards, and runner up for ‘Recycled Product of the Year’ at the National Recycling Awards. Oltco’s Co-Director, Tom Stringer, explains: “We were so passionate about creating a product that would help to combat the global issue of plastic waste and after many years of testing and trying, Recycle Bound came out on top. After launching two years ago, it’s amazing to say that the product has recycled the equivalent of over 100 million plastic straws.” Johnny Pearce, Co-Director alongside Tom, adds: “We’re so proud that Recycle Bound has hit this major milestone, as it’s a testament to how great the product is. We’re thankful for the customers that have come on board and it’s an amazing achievement that Recycle Bound transformations are taking place across the UK.”

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Saturday 2nd (10am to 4.30pm) and Sunday 3rd October (10am to 4pm) at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

ON THE COVER This stunning kitchen image was supplied by the experts at Kettle Co – headline sponsors of this year’s show. If you’re hoping to upgrade your kitchen, be sure to pop by their stand!

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elcome to the annual Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show! Whether you’re updating a tired home interior, embarking on your first renovation project, contemplating making the switch to renewable energy, or building your dream house from the ground up, this premier Cornish event – proudly sponsored by Kettle Co – has all the inspiration you need to bring your vision to life. Promising more than 120 exhibitors, with ‘A Bite of Cornwall’ food and drink market providing the chance to eat, drink and read brochures at your leisure, there’s a reason why the region’s home improvers consider this one of the year’s must-attend events.

Contents

62 Celebrating our spaces Introducing this year’s show

65 Exhibitor list

Who’s at the show

66 Re-wild and relax

With a spa from Kernow Springs

68 Running on sunshine Go solar with GreenGenUK

69 Floor plan Find what you’re looking for

70 Show news

Updates from exhibitors

For those out there who haven’t before been to this superb show, it brings together the region’s best interior, garden, renewable and self-build products and services, all under one roof. Taking place at the Royal Cornwall Event Centre in Wadebridge, not only does it make a wonderful day out for everyone, it’s a must if you’re looking for sound professional advice on how to best move your project forward, from experts across multiple disciplines who really are the ‘best in business’. This opportunity – to meet the industry experts and discuss, in detail, your home project – is a rare one, and if the pandemic has left you, like countless others, itching to get that long-awaited home improvement off the ground, it’s certainly not one you’ll want to miss!

Book your tickets Taking place on 2nd and 3rd October, tickets must be secured in advance via the website for only £6pp (Under 16’s £3pp) Secure your tickets at: www.cornwallselfbuildshow.co.uk

SHOW FOUNDER MANAGING DIRECTOR Andrew Weaver For exhibitor or media enquiries, call 01872 888733 or email hello@cornwallhomeshow.co.uk

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As we re-acquaint ourselves with our homes, Cornwall’s premier home improvement and self-build show offers every opportunity to make our living spaces a perfect paradise.

ever has there been a better time to look inwards at the walls that frame our lives and the gardens that offer us some respite from the toils of daily life, and wonder what it would take to turn these spaces, where we return day after day in search of rest and comfort, into a perfect personal signature, a stamp of pride and hard work that we can call our own. With Christmas only a few months away, here is a golden opportunity for a reimagining of the dated rooms we’ve grown so used to and a chance to embrace that long overdue homeimprovement project and run with it! Whether your vision is fully formed and you know what you’re looking for, or you’re in need of a little inspiration from the professionals, Cornwall’s premier home improvement and self-build show is a cornucopia of vibrant visuals and helpful advice to get you started on your dream abode. Hosting stands from over 120 of the region’s finest home and lifestyle brands, the show is sure to offer everything you could possibly need for your next project, and with an extensive array of local designers, makers and suppliers to discuss your thoughts with,

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you can be confident in taking your first step towards your ultimate home-improvement goal. Perhaps it’s time to finally consider that stunning conservatory you’ve always imagined for those sun-lit morning coffees on crisp, chilly days, or perhaps you’ve been dreaming of a bubbling hot tub in a beautifully landscaped garden oasis? The vast range of services that are available in the Duchy are laid out here for you to explore at your leisure, and we’re confident you’ll make some astonishing discoveries. As the colder months approach us and the heat dies down, we’re presented with an opportune moment to consider our outside spaces and how they might provide sanctuary for us, even through winter. The outdoor garden section will be drawing a crowd, from those seeking horticultural advice from nursery experts, or an investment in an outside spa – a luxury addition to any outdoor space, and the ultimate indulgence for anyone dreaming of evenings spent soaking beneath the stars. Whether you have a flair for contemporary interiors, or you’re looking to inspire your creativity and shake things up, the Interior and Homeware market is brimming with art, furniture, soft furnishings and much more to provide you with those finishing touches that can help you to create a charmingly personal reflection throughout your home to be enjoyed by everyone as the festive season approaches. If visions of cosy moments by a well-stocked woodburner as you enjoy the winter season occupy your mind, here

is a perfect opportunity to look into this delightfully warming possibility in the home improvement and self-build section, with a chance to meet the experts who can guide you through your plans. With all the excitement and enthusiasm that radiates from everyone attending the show, a chance to pause for thought and contemplate the endless opportunities around you is presented at ‘A Bite of Cornwall’, with a tempting array of the region’s finest culinary treats at the food and drink market and café. With free parking available access couldn’t be easier, and the exclusive special offers that you’ll find here may prove to be irresistible, so make sure to head to the Cornwall Home and Self Build Show website to book your ticket, before they’re all gone!

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HOME IMPROVEMENT & SELF BUILD SHOW Thinking of coming along? If so, you can expect to find the following: INTERIORS Kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, bespoke joinery, doors, stairs, stoves and cookers, flooring, worktops, tiles, flooring, blinds and curtains, furniture and more. HOME IMPROVEMENT & SELF BUILD Windows and conservatories, roofing, smart home technology, woodburners, timber framing, joinery, eco building, heating systems, fabrication, balustrades, builders, ICF, construction, trade services, plumbing and more. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Architecture, planning, surveying, mortgage lenders, utilities, financial advisors, VAT Reclaim, holiday home and domestic letting agents and more. RENEWABLES Solar PV, solar thermal ground and air source heat pumps, battery storage and more.

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

GARDENS Garden furniture, hot tubs, design, landscaping and more. HOMEWARE MARKET Art, glassware, rugs, cushions, blankets and throws, ceramics, furniture, kitchenware and more. ‘A BITE OF CORNWALL’ FOOD & DRINK MARKET & CAFÉ Sample and take home some of the finest local artisan food and drink, including: local gins, preserves, honey, spices, chocolate, deli foods, food boxes and more, as well as fresh, quality catering onsite and a licensed bar.

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The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge PL27 7JE 01872 888733 hello@cornwallhomeshow.co.uk www.cornwallselfbuildshow.co.uk

BOOK YOUR TICKETS! Taking place on 2nd and 3rd October at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, tickets must be secured in advance via the website for only £6pp (Under 16’s £3pp)

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EXHIBITOR LIST FROM INTERIORS AND SELF-BUILD TO GARDENS AND CORNISH FOOD, HERE ARE SOME OF THE FANTASTIC BUSINESSES YOU CAN EXPECT TO FIND AT THE SHOW KETTLE CO. KITCHENS A & K ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES ATKINS FERRIE WEALTH MANAGEMENT ALLCRAP BBQ LODGES BJ TAYLOR CONSTRUCTION BLACK ROCK CORNISH GIN BLACK UNDERFLOOR BOTREA STRAIRS BRING ME BUBBLES CARBON SAVING GROUP CASADA CISCO HOMES CORNISH COTTAGE HOLIDAYS CORNISH HOT TUBS CORNISH TRADITIONAL COTTAGES CORNWALL COUNCIL BUILDING CONTROL CORNWALL GARAGE DOOR CENTRE CORNWALL HIDEAWAYS COTTAGES.COM AND BLUECHIP COUNTRYWIDE WALL & LOFT SURVEYS CREPE THERAPY CROWN OAK FURNITURE DR MARTIN RASKOVSKY EDEN GARDEN EQUIPMENT EPS PLUMBING HEATING & GREEN ENERGY EUROTHERAPY EXE MORTGAGES GREENGENUK HAIGH LANDSCAPES HARVEST CORNWALL HEBASK HOMES IKIRU ARTS INSPIRE EDEN JCH BESPOKE SURFACE DESIGN

KERNOW SPRINGS KESTREL SPECIALIST HANDRAIL SYSTEMS KITCHEN KIT LANGLEAVES TREE SURGERY LAURENCE ASSOCIATES MARTIN PERRY ASSOCIATES MEDFOODS NANNY WENDY’S FUDGE KITCHEN NATURE KITCHEN NIKO BROWN FUSED GLASS OCEAN TEAK PLANIXCORNWALL.UK POTSNPANS NO1 BRANDED COOKWARE POWER DRIVER PYGMALION AND FUNCK ROSEMULLION DISTILLERY ROZEN WORKSHOP SARAH EDDY ART SIMON ANNEAR PLUMBING & HEATING SIP HUS SLEEPMASTER THERAPY SOUTH WEST HEATING SOLUTIONS SOUTH WEST VENTILATION SSQ NATURAL SLATE STUDIO HARAN SUNGIFT SOLAR THE CORNWALL KITCHEN COMPANY THE FELL PARTNERSHIP TIMBERCUBE TIME FOR ME TEAS TOAD HALL COTTAGES CORNWALL TOTAL AIR QUALITY UTILITY WAREHOUSE WADEBRIDGE BATHROOM STUDIO WADEBRIDGE KITCHENS ZLC ENERGY

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

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

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he past year has been defined by time spent at home, and for those who enjoy the great outdoors, that has meant reconnecting with their gardens and appreciating the private space and tranquillity that they afford. With autumn just around the corner, what could be more tempting than your own outdoor spa experience to warm the body and soul? One of the south west’s leading suppliers of wood-fired hot tubs, Kernow Springs can provide spas for any location. Imagine being able to wander outside and into your own Wild Spa experience, with hot tubs, wood-fired barrel saunas (with separate changing rooms and off-grid hot showers), and even a traditional Scandinavian cold ‘drench’ bucket. “Being handcrafted from the finest timbers mean they look stunning and can really complement the ambience and look of your garden,” explains Kernow Springs owner, Martin Dean. What’s more, being heated by burning wood means that no electricity is required, not to mention that there are no noisy pumps, or the fact that only minimal water treatment is necessary. This makes them a more natural choice than their chlorinated, plastic counterparts.

Not only is a permanent Wild Spa installation a dream come true for many dreaming of their perfect garden sanctuary, it can also add value to your home. Not only that, if it’s a holiday let in which you’re having the spa installed, it’s sure to help secure more bookings year-round! Whether it’s in your garden, a field, in the woods or even at an event, Kernow Springs provide spas for any location and occasion. So, if you’re interested in creating your own Wild Spa, with a natural and truly stunning product, be sure to contact the Kernow Springs team today, and if you’d like to see these beautiful tubs in action, be sure to pop by the team’s stand at the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show. If you can’t make that, you can always catch up with the team at their showroom at Padstow’s Trevisker Garden Centre. Trust us – these fabulous spas need seeing to be believed!

KERNOW SPRINGS

Trevisker Garden Centre, Padstow, PL28 8LD 07779 374017 info@kernowsprings.co.uk www.kernowsprings.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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RUNNING ON

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e’re all doing what we can to reduce our carbon footprint and live as cleanly as possible, an ethos that has been eagerly adopted in the south west, and for those looking to take the next step towards energy efficiency and a carbon-neutral home or business, there is a way forward with GreenGen. Solar power is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, move away from grid dependence, and bring your monthly bills down too! The energy generated from solar panels can power your entire home and ease the guilt we might feel when we flick the switch for our lights and televisions. By replacing demand from the grid with renewable solar power, solar installations are dramatically reducing the carbon footprint of homes and businesses all across the country. In order to make the most of this forwardthinking change to renewable energy, it’s certainly worth considering the option of a battery to store all that power you’ve harvested from the sun, further reducing any dependency on the national grid and ensuring you’re getting everything you can out of your solar-powered investment. Energy ordinarily sent back to the grid charges into a bank of batteries, replacing grid demand during the evening or overnight, creating

further energy savings and reducing your carbon footprint even more! As a certified installer of solar PV and battery solutions, GreenGen offers installations to customers throughout the south west. Offering varying storage capacities and continuous discharge power, strong warranties and market-leading functionality, GreenGen has a battery solution for all existing and new solar PV customers. Interestingly, batteries have dropped in price over the last year, with numerous options currently available. With free surveys, quotes and helpful advice from the team, GreenGen has a variety of options to suit anyone’s needs, and you can feel at ease in the absence of pressurised selling tactics. Informative proposals are provided after a friendly chat about what would work best for you and your home or business, so why not get in touch with the local, experienced experts for a discussion on how you can take your first step towards renewable energy at home?

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News & views FROM THE SHOW

A better way to build

Table talk is better with Pygmalion and Funck

Sourcing raw materials from Cornwall and Devon Forestry suppliers, with products also utilising reclaimed salvaged woods and driftwood, Pygmalion and Funck offer bespoke interior and garden furniture, as well as ornamental sculptures and original artwork. Exhibiting at this year’s show, this Exeter-based store also sells antiques and vintage furniture, sourced and restored from south west properties across the region. Included in the fabulous products currently available are several tables from an oak tree stump – salvaged from a farm near Exeter. Felled during the 1940s as part of the war effort, the stump has remained ever since. From it, Pygmalion and Funck has crafted three large dining tables, perfect for both indoors and out, and each stamped with a Devon or Cornwall postcode – denoting their local original source. Fine examples of the kind of products you can expect from this superb independent store – specialists in bespoke one-off dining tables – if you’re attending this year’s Home Improvement & Self Build Show, we highly recommend stopping by the stand and seeing them for yourself! For more information visit www.pygmalionandfunck.co.uk

If you’re looking for the right Cornish company to help bring your construction plans to life with modern and sustainable practices, the team Hebask Homes Ltd can help. With the objective of creating a progressive company that can incorporate a flexible and energetic attitude to the building process, Charlie and Ross adopt a creative approach towards construction, focusing on tradition and innovation, utilising renewable energy, and bringing sustainable practices very much to the forefront. This modern and positive approach to bringing projects to life has earned Hebask a glowing local reputation. Their aim, along with their trusted team of skilled tradesmen, is to create, or bring back to life, unique properties that are sympathetic to their surroundings.

Managing and executing a wide variety of projects, covering anything from new builds to heritage building restorations and full renovations, the team are on hand to advise you. Hebask also have a network of architects who they regularly work with and recommend, if you are at the planning stage. The Hebask team is made up of a carefully selected and dedicated group of highly skilled, professional tradesmen. Between them, they bring a wealth of experience in all aspects of construction to each project they’re a part of. But don’t just take our word for it; head to the Hebask website and you’ll find a stream of glowing testimonials. To put it simply, if you’re undertaking a construction project of any size, make sure to get in touch with Hebask Homes! For more information call 07791 415525 or visit www.hebaskhomes.co.uk

Innovation and Cornish creativity Family run local business, Kestrel Specialist Handrail Systems is paving the way when it comes to handrail applications here in the south west. Along with galvanised and stainless-steel installations, Kestrel offers a bespoke service to meet any needs or visions that customers might have. One such example would be the recent realisation of a client’s dream balcony, which posed a problem with it being set into the roof line of the house. As the team weren’t able to

install a standard post and handrail system, a bit of resourceful creativity was needed in order to offer an alternative design with the same result. After working with the customer, a solution was found, and a sleek, uncluttered guarding now surrounds a balcony that is both safe and primed for al fresco breakfasts and evenings spent under the stars. For more information call 01726 338086 or visit www.kestrelshs.co.uk

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ASPEN & ASH

Hand-crafted Cornish flooring

Aspen and Ash produces sustainably-managed, artisan floors for those wishing to enhance the beauty of a space with a stunning wooden floor of genuine, lasting quality.

From the forest to the floor, Aspen and Ash is committed to preserving historic woodland.

All our flooring is cut, kiln dried and finished in Cornwall, then delivered to anywhere in the UK.

Our designer floors use the finest quality Cornish timbers including exclusive Tregothan Oak, Beech, Olive Ash as well as reclaimed Douglas Fir, to offer unparalleled stability, finish and durability. Our new line of hand-crafted parquet and chevron flooring is created with natural form and long-lasting function, and laid to stand the test of time.

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

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or your own little Cornish keep-sake, look no further than this, our monthly catalogue featuring some of our favourite local makers, crafters and suppliers, just the thing if you’re looking for the perfect memento of a treasured time spent in Cornwall. This guide will help you shop local and discover a multitude of made-in-Cornwall brands and products.

Hanging Plant Pot Newlyn Maids

Sharing an adoration for all things home and living, Newlyn Maids aim to provide on-trend accessories to suit all. Working hard to source products made with care, the shop only stocks items that adhere to the minimum standards set within the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code. The charming collection of hanging plant pots in various sizes promise to make a fabulous addition to your botanical collection, and can be found online and in-store in their charming shop in St Ives, or their establishment in Newlyn! www.newlynmaids.co.uk

Cornish craft The Cornish Makers

Porcelain Flowers Coast Interior Accessories These beautiful handmade porcelain flowers are mounted onto real willow and come in a variety of stunning colours. Ranging from £8.50 to £22, the large size is sold as a single flower, and the medium and mini sizes come in a bunch of three tied with ribbon. These make a lovely addition to any home or a wonderful gift for someone special, and they make for beautiful wedding and bridesmaid bouquets that you get to treasure forever. www.coast-gifts.com

Ceramic Sardines The Grey Lurcher Made by hand in Sicily, these beautiful hand-painted sardines are the perfect addition to a Cornwall lover’s home, with the most vibrant hues of blue and green to transport you to Cornish shores. Part of a collection of nautical decorations including jelly fish, mackerel and starfish, it might be difficult to choose just one. Make sure to pay a visit to The Grey Lurcher for some eye-catching interiors, gorgeous gifts and the perfect Cornish keepsake. thegreylurcher

Bourton Country Shoe Timeless Shoes

The Cornish Makers shop is situated in Tinners Court, in the heart of Truro. It is a collective of more than 30 different artists, makers and food producers, and all pieces in the shop are handmade in Cornwall by the talented stockists. Pictured here is a turned wooden bowl and vase from Ed’s Woodshop; a hand-thrown jug and goblet from Blue Bell Pottery, and a small handbag and wallet made from recycled equestrian leather by Elyssian Designs, all currently available at The Cornish Makers store! cornishmakers

With a vision of bringing sustainable handmade footwear to the fore, the family team at Timeless Shoes believe such items should be a ‘must’ in every wardrobe, and these handmade brogues are a superb example of the quality you can expect from each and every pair they stock. Solid, tough and durable thanks to Goodyear welting, these shoes should be seen as an investment and if cared for, they will last a lifetime. What’s more, 5% of profit goes to charity! www.timeless-shoes.co.uk

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Look no further than Cornish Traditional Cottages for a company you can put your faith in when it comes to the perfect Cornish getaway.

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tretches of soft sand, cool blue waters reaching out to the horizon and dramatic cliff-framed coastlines make up the landscape of the UK’s ultimate holiday destination, and are what you can expect to enjoy if you decide to indulge in one of Cornish Traditional Cottages’ gorgeous holiday lets. The team have been in the business of helping to create fabulous Cornish holidays since 1964 and know the county inside and out, scouring it to hand-pick the best holiday cottages available for a truly special holiday experience. New on the scene with Cornish Traditional Cottages is the charming Pilchard cottage, looking down across the rooftops of the scenic harbour-side village of Porthleven. The two-bedroom property comes with a well-equipped kitchen/diner with French sliding doors leading out onto a small paved area, primed for an al fresco morning coffee as you plan the day ahead, while the living room, adorned with comfy sofas, a smart TV and a wood burner, invites cosy evenings inside with the family. Another fresh addition to the cottage collection is the stunningly spacious Bramble Hill in the small north Cornwall hamlet of Crackington Haven, with views down across the fields to the sea. The six-bedroom property is set in an elevated position just moments away from the nearby Crackington

Haven beach, and boasts impressive views of the sea, the countryside – both visible from the bedrooms and living space! Outside, the rolling lawns and furnished terrace make for a perfect evening barbeque after a day at the beach, and the spacious kitchen with a large granite island centre stage is the ideal setting for a sophisticated evening with a glass of something chilled. Cornish Traditional Cottages is always looking to add to its ever-growing album of properties in Cornwall, and the team make sure to work closely with owners to help you attain exactly what it is you’re looking to achieve from your holiday home. If you have a property you think would make the perfect holiday cottage and you’d like to form a friendly, consistent and professional partnership, make sure to contact the team at Cornish Traditional Cottages to find out how to get started.

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Enjoy Cornwall from an insider's perspective  INSET A perfect place to call home for now

CORNISH TRADITIONAL COTTAGES 3 Eddystone Court, Eddystone Road, Wadebridge, PL27 7FH 01208 895354 www.corncott.com

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

Beautiful stays in Bude, St Ives and Prideux.

No. 9, Bude The thoughtful and modern design of No. 9 contributes to a very relaxing and enjoyable living space, perfect to sit a while in front of the French windows and watch nature pass by. There is a fully equipped kitchen where you can enjoy a kickstart coffee ready for the day’s adventure. Underfloor heating will warm your toes on your way to bed in one of the two stylish bedrooms. Although No. 9 doesn't have any private ground floor space of its own, it does have a delightful little balcony off the living space that sits above canal waters. There is direct access to Bude's vibrant canal-side area, where you will find an eclectic selection of boho-chic galleries, shops, cafés and restaurants. No. 9's location is ideal for a lockit-and-leave approach to your car. If you do feel the need to venture further afield then Cornwall's north coast beckons, with easy access to the beach, town and the South West Coast Path. It is also just a short walk away from many wonderful restaurants and pubs when seeking out that much needed sundowner. Cleverly designed to make the most of the space, and to capture those views, No. 9 is a holiday home of distinction.

01288 3354470 www.elitewestholidays.co.uk

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STAY Summer Salt, St Ives Summer Salt is a stunning two-bedroom, ground floor apartment situated in an imposing Victorian Townhouse within easy walking distance to the town centre and beautiful beaches that have earnt St Ives its fame. This wonderful, contemporary holiday home offers on-site parking for one car and has been refurbished to an extremely high standard throughout while retaining its Victorian charm and personality, providing spacious accommodation for couples or families alike. The ideal location for relaxing with family and friends, Summer Salt boasts a light and spacious openplan living, dining and kitchen area, featuring an array of comfortable seating with views over St Ives through the large bay windows. Accommodating four guests, Summer Salt includes a master double bedroom and a twin room, with plenty of storage. To the front of Summer Salt is an outside terrace area with stunning sea views over St Ives, perfect for al fresco dining or sunset drinks with family and friends. To the rear of the property is an additional terrace with a bistro set, an outside tap and hanging area, perfect for storing your wetsuits after a long day enjoying the local Blue Flag beaches. The gorgeous contemporary interiors combined with outdoor space whilst being within minutes of the centre of St Ives invites the perfect base for your Cornish escape.

01736 796198 www.escapetostives.co.uk

Cider Press, Prideux The perfect retreat for a couple seeking an autumn escape from an increasingly busy world, this one-bedroom converted cider press has charm and character in spades, and is the perfect choice whether you’re in search of a base from which to explore rural Cornwall, or a paradise in which to hunker down and avoid the madding crowd. Approached through a narrow gateway to the parking area, a short walk (100 yards) via a gravel path leads through the orchard to the secluded front terrace where there is a spacious outdoor hot tub for your sole use (available for an additional charge). From here, a covered entrance porch and glazed door with low head clearance leads into the ground floor bedroom with a double bed, a high-beamed ceiling and an en-suite shower room. In one corner of the room, a carpeted open-tread staircase winds directly up to a galleried open-plan living room on the first floor with painted wood flooring, a curiously shaped ceiling and views of the countryside from several small windows. There is a fitted kitchen area with solid oak units incorporating an electric oven and ceramic hob, a small dining table and chairs and a cosy and comfortably furnished lounge area with a cushy sofa and armchair. Outside, there is a garden table with chairs on the front terrace which catches the afternoon sun, and trails lead through the woods to both the lawned garden and orchard bordered on one side by the river and its small tumbling waterfalls.

01208 895354 www.corncott.com

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LIFESTYLE

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Why leave the country when you can book a break in paradise just past Land’s End?

 ABOVE Explore the sands of Scilly  BELOW You could be forgiven for thinking you’re in the Mediterranean

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magine an island holiday without going abroad: the magical Isles of Scilly are just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, close enough to visit for a short autumn break to make the most of the last hints of summer. Scilly is the most south-westerly point of England and whether you sail along Cornwall’s amazing coastline on Scillonian III ferry or fly Skybus you will be on the islands in time for lunch. Greeted on arrival with white sand beaches and clear blue seas, you could be forgiven for thinking you had flown long haul rather than a 15-minute hop from Land’s End, 30 minutes from Newquay or 60 minutes from Exeter. Even the ferry journey from Penzance takes less than three hours! Late summer and autumn is a special time on Scilly – quieter and wilder. The islands are ablaze with wonderful warm hues, the wildlife thriving with activity and it is still warm enough for days spent outdoors enjoying the spectacular scenery. At this time of the year you’ll find something for foodies, walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and anyone seeking a little peace. As the islands are near to the Gulf Stream, they are warmer than the mainland

which makes them a haven for migrating birds and early flowers. Once you set foot on the islands you begin to explore a world of few roads and even fewer cars. Life here moves at a more natural pace and is as relaxing as the rhythm of the tides. You might choose to ramble from the beach to a bar where you can enjoy slow-cooked, local food or you might just sit and watch one of the most awesome sunsets you will ever see. Discovering the delights of these sand-fringed islands will help to recharge your batteries and if you want to reconnect with nature, the grey seals, puffins and red squirrels will be pleased to guide your way. If it’s peace and quiet you’re looking for it’s never hard to find a tide-swept beach where yours are the only footprints in the sand. In the evenings, collapse in front of the fire in one of the local pubs and try some local delicacies, before heading outside with a blanket. The islands have virtually no light pollution and on a clear night the incredible dark skies allow you to see the Milky Way in all its splendour. Moving between the islands is simply a matter of catching one of the inter-island

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LIFESTYLE

 ABOVE Discover a more natural pace of life

ferries. The hub of the ferry service is St Mary’s – simply stroll down to the quayside, look for the chalkboards, and choose your adventure. On St Martin’s you will find great local food, the island’s famous flower farm and its own winery. For a truly once-in-a lifetime memory, try snorkelling in one of the island’s sandy coves surrounded by playful Atlantic grey seals. St Agnes is the very tip of the British Isles; it is wild and untamed. At low tide you can walk across the sandbar to the neighbouring island of Gugh, which is only a half-mile long and home to just three hardy locals. Tresco, by contrast, seems stylish and cosmopolitan with its world famous Abbey Gardens and their collection of 20,000 subtropical plants. If walking the gardens gives you an appetite, Tresco can offer everything from pub food to fine dining. Bryher has a rugged Atlantic side with dramatic coastline, and occasionally waves to match, while the sheltered, eastern shore is sandy and calm. You can explore this island of contrasts on foot and its surrounding waters by kayak.

There are five inhabited islands and countless deserted ones to explore; each has its own allure. Constantly changing, dependably wild and beautiful, the Isles of Scilly draw people back time after time. Perhaps this is the year for you to come and take your part in the islands’ story. In the light of Covid-19, Isles of Scilly Travel are offering transferable booking with free amendments and cancellations on both Skybus and Scillionian III. Both Scillionian III and Skybus aircraft are operating in a Covid-secure manner with social distancing, mandatory mask wearing and other practices to ensure the safety of passengers, crews and the islanders. Whichever way you choose to travel to the islands, the journey will be a unique part of your holiday memories and there is far more than you can see in a day, or even a week, which is why so many people come back to the islands time after time. So, what are you waiting for? Book online now for your next Scilly escape.

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DREAMING OF A RUSTIC COUNTRY WEDDING? Avalen Farm, tucked away in the heart of Cornwall, is surrounded by rolling hills and rambling hedgerows. It’s hard to believe this historic courtyard of buildings is just minutes away from the A30 and the centre of the county. As a family run business we are proud to be able to offer that personal touch, helping to craft a unique, flexible and relaxed occasion for you and your guests. We will be registered to hold civil services at the farm, or you can choose to have a celebrant – or just hold your wedding reception here. What ever your ideas, what ever the size wedding, we offer the blank canvas and help to personalise your perfect day.

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ABOVE ì An inviting and social space BELOW î Colourful and contemporary, with plenty of corners in which to settle down

ornwall’s north coast is an adventure playground like no other; think endless sandy beaches, rockpools aplenty, world-famous surf breaks, glorious wild swimming spots, miles of craggy coast path as well as gardens, golf courses and more. For a more leisurely pace of life there are fishing villages steeped in history through which to stroll, towns filled with artisan shops and galleries for hours of browsing, and eateries and cafés that have put this part of the Duchy firmly on the foodie map. If all of this sounds like your idea of a heavenly holiday, then we have found the perfect base from which to explore. The Light House, in Bude, was designed by renowned architect Ian Hogarth, whose London home featured on Grand Designs, so you are in good company if staying here. This property is an effortlessly chic holiday home for eight. Inspired by a combination of Bude's Victorian architecture and its iconic, colourful beach huts, its bright turquoise facade heralds a joyous entrance into a vast open-plan living space, with cleverly designed windows that let light flood in to every corner. Pops of vibrant colour work in harmony with the sleek modern lines of a 'cook's dream' kitchen. Bedrooms are minimalist havens of calm; cocoons of bright white linens and fluffy bedding to sooth surf-tired bodies in readiness for the next day's adventure. With views over Crooklets beach, you couldn't be closer to the surf. The quintessential seaside town of Bude is just a short stroll from the property, the town’s golf links are on the doorstep, as is access to endless miles of the South West Coast Path. After a day’s exploration, The Light House is equipped with a secure wetsuit store and useful outdoor shower so, whether you've been playing in the surf or dozing in the dunes, you can keep the sand where it should be...outside! With such a vast outdoor playground on the doorstep, The Light House's lawned patios and cute balcony are all you need to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail as the day draws to an end.

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DISCOVER MORE IN THE FRAME They say a picture paints a thousand words and that is certainly true of the stunning photography to be found across the Elite West Holidays portfolio of properties. Elite West is proud to work with Bude-based photographer Steve Brownhill (brownhillphotography.co.uk) to enable you to view your next holiday home in glorious technicolour!

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Live the Cornwall dream ST MERRYN PARK Near Padstow

LODGES AVAILABLE THIS YEAR Choice of lodges from £145,000 Choice of plots on a brand new development Annual site fee only £2,189.90 Open 365 days a year Onsite shop, bar, hair salon, play area and tennis courts

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To arrange a viewing please ring 01841 521666 or email sales@valleyresorts.co.uk

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STAY

AUTUMN

adventures

Witness the magical transition of summer to autumn with a luxury stay at Land’s End Hotel.

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hilst the summer season brings with it bucket and spade days on the beach and long, balmy evenings spent sitting beneath the stars, it is by no means the only season to visit the Duchy. In fact, as autumn makes its inexorable approach, there is a whole new schedule of activities and pastimes that add up to make a trip at this time of year truly special. Come October, the air becomes crisp and Cornwall’s coast and countryside begin trading in the greens of summer for the rusty reds of autumn. It’s truly a season of the senses, with autumnal colours flooding the hedgerows and the underfoot crunch of leaves percussing each day’s adventure. Finally, as each day comes to an end, nothing beats watching our life-star descend beyond the horizon in a fiery blaze of glory. There are, perhaps, few better places in Cornwall to enjoy all this magical season has to offer than Land’s End, with endless miles of coastal path to explore, and plenty of countryside walks only slightly in-land for visitors to truly experience the meeting of the seasons. It’s also a fabulous point from which to spectate Cornwall’s famed autumn and winter storms; in fact, Victorian art critic, John Ruskin, compared the motion of the seas here to “the defeated division of a great army, throwing all behind it into disorder”.

In short, it is a location like no other, and for those looking to stay, Land’s End Hotel is the ultimate base from which to explore it. This beautiful retreat, ‘a stylish stay at the ends of the earth’, is rooted in charm and tradition, blending its Victorian heritage with contemporary twists and modern touches throughout, with 30 fabulous en-suite bedrooms. Uniquely located on the granite cliffs with views towards the Isles of Scilly, guests can meander along the coastline to either side and take in the natural landscape and scenery that seems all the more dramatic as summer turns to autumn. The hotel is also dog friendly – a dream come true for humans and hounds alike hoping to enjoy a Cornish adventure. When it comes to winding down and satisfying the kind of appetite that only a walk by the sea can sharpen, you certainly won’t be disappointed by the Land’s End Restaurant menu. Focussing on wholesome, modern classics using fresh local produce, it’s the perfect way to round off the sensorial experience that is an autumnal day at Land’s End.

  ABOVE Return to your luxury suite after watching the autumn sun set

DISCOVER MORE On the same site as Land's End Hotel you'll find Penwith Studios – four luxury en-suite rooms, each with their own distinctive character and personality. Each offers modern elegance with subtle, traditional flourishes; whichever you choose, you'll be staying in comfort, luxury and style.

LAND’S END HOTEL

Land’s End, Sennen, Penzance TR19 7AA 01736 871844 www.landsendhotel.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Whether you’re after a dog-friendly break, beachside cottage or luxury family home, we’re sure we have the ideal escape for you. Choose from over 900 coastal, waterside and rural cottages throughout the South West. Considering letting your holiday home? Our experienced team of property managers have the knowledge to ensure that your investment fulfils its potential throughout the year. We’re privately owned and locally based, meaning we’re always on hand to meet owners, advise guests and pop to properties should an issue arise. Call us now for free and honest advice. www.toadhallcottages.co.uk T: 0800 6101122

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nown as the ‘Grande Dame of Falmouth’, The Falmouth Hotel first opened in 1865 as Isambard Kingdom Brunel expanded the Great Western Railway into Cornwall. Its castle-like Victorian architecture, spacious interiors, fantastic seafront location and award-winning food has ensured its place as one of Cornwall’s best-known hotels. The Falmouth Hotel has stood tall and proud in its unrivalled position, commanding superb views of this historic town, since it was established over 150 years ago. Then, with the rest of the seafront still a patchwork of green fields and paths, the hotel was an oasis for the English gentry. Attracting famous faces throughout history, one such visitor was Beatrix Potter herself who stayed at the hotel in 1892, penning her very first picture letter during her trip: “I have come a very long way in a puff-puff,” she wrote, “to a place in Cornwall, where it is very hot and there are palm trees in the gardens and camellias and rhododendrons in flower which are very pretty. We are living in a big house close to the sea. We go on the harbour in a steam boat and see ever so many big ships.”

The Falmouth Hotel has been attracting famous faces to its doors for over 150 years, and with its grand exterior and picturesque location, it’s not hard to see why. Today, The Falmouth Hotel remains one of the most prestigious hotels in the area, offering high-class accommodation alongside the recent addition of luxury lodges on the hotel grounds for an added touch of decadence and class. With Pendennis Castle viewable from the hotel grounds, you are surrounded by the rich history that weaves its way through the heart of Falmouth, and with a multitude of local eateries just steps away from the local beach, what more could you desire for a perfect Cornish getaway? Through it all, The Falmouth Hotel has retained a character and sense of style that welcome you into ‘another world’ the moment you walk through its doors. That world, now as ever, is one of Victorian grandeur, spacious comfort and devout personal service – an ageless style and atmosphere that afford a wondrous sense of escape, retaining its appeal in a more informal age.

THE FALMOUTH HOTEL

Castle Beach, Falmouth TR11 4NZ 01326 312671 www.falmouthhotel.co.uk

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This historic hotel continues to provide a luxury base for those holidaying in Falmouth

DID YOU KNOW? The Falmouth Hotel Luxury Lodges offer two and three bedrooms, along with all the benefits of the main hotel. Make sure to visit the website to find out more!

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alking through Falmouth’s Old High Street is an experience all of its own, transporting us back to a time of carts and carriages amongst the bustle of trading and bargaining in the historic market town. Gorgeous buildings that have stood the test of time guide us through the street, now home to new tenants with fresh, modern businesses, ready to welcome you with a warmth that has always existed in the Cornish town. Hidden courtyards invite curious explorations, and occasional opeways give tantalizing glimpses of the sparkling sea that lies at Falmouth’s feet. The nearby university has brought with it a refreshing population of creative minds with a fresh sense of fashion and style, the reflection of which can be seen in the bohemian atmosphere that radiates from the doorways, inviting you to try a little something new.

No.16 Stiches and Cream For the knitters and crafters amongst you – and those of you who just like cake – Stitches and Cream is well worth a visit. This small, family run business stocks high-quality and contemporary dress fabric, sewing patterns, a wide range of kits, and gorgeous natural fibre yarns. Committed to supporting other local businesses, the story and heritage of their products is important to the sister duo running the show, and will be shared with you. Need help choosing the right yarn or fabric for your next project? Pop in and talk to Sandra, Jane and Nic to discuss all things knitting, crochet or sewing, and if you fancy trying something new they offer small and select workshops for you to learn new skills and develop existing ones too!

info@stitchesandcream.co.uk www.stitchesandcream.co.uk

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We take a look at some of the best businesses on the Old High Street in Falmouth.

Rich in history with a quintessentially Cornish heritage, Falmouth is home to a plethora of local crafters, cultivators and collectors of unique and eye-catching articles. Take a stroll down the cobbled path of indulgence and discovery that is the Old High Street, framed with historic buildings each with a story to tell, and come across a Cornish keep-sake to take home and treasure as a special reminder of a time spent in the calm embrace of Cornwall. Whether you’re looking for fresh home interiors, a handmade signature piece to take pride of place at home, or a special something for a special someone, Falmouth’s Old High Street has it all, and this month we’ve collected some of our absolute favourites.

No.20 The Grey Lurcher Having now been a familiar shop front on Falmouth Old High Street for four years, The Grey Lurcher moved to its present position in August last year. “We have to say it’s been the best decision we ever made,” says owner, Julie. “The change of premises has meant we’ve been able to move towards homewares and interior styling.” The team have built a carefully curated selection of makers from both Cornwall and further afield, developing a beautiful collection of limited addition pieces. Alongside some gorgeous interiors and homewares, The Grey Lurcher stocks a range of furniture paints and accessories – perfect for the next upcycle project – and a great selection of cards and contemporary gifts. Pop in and say hello, or check out the website for the whole collection.

01326 618240 www.greylurcherfalmouth.com

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No.8 Mirri Damer Contemporary Jewellery

Located towards the top of the historic old High Street, Inspire Makers is a creative space showcasing the talent of over 50 small Cornish, creative businesses. Offering affordable, contemporary design-led work, you will find a carefully curated selection of original paintings, limitededition prints, ceramics, glass, jewellery, stationery, and textiles. There is also a gallery area with a full programme of local artist exhibitions, and a workshop calendar with a range of creative classes that might inspire you to take up making yourself.

Mirri’s sculptural jewellery is celebrated and coveted for its timeless style and low-key luxury look. Inspired by the everchanging mood of the Cornish landscape, she translates the majesty of nature into the miniature of precious jewellery. A visit to her studio and shop is a must to view an extensive range of unique, contemporary designs and exciting one-off creations. Her work is all hand crafted on site from 100% recycled or Fairtrade gold or silver, and set with diamonds and other precious, ethically sourced gemstones. So, if you find yourself wandering through the Old High Street in Falmouth, make sure to pop in and say hello! You can even arrange an appointment to discuss a modern re-design of an heirloom piece, or perhaps a private commission?

create@inspiremakers.com www.inspiremakers.com

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Cloudberry

Ludgate House Antiques

Inspire Makers

A trip to Falmouth wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the resident home, lifestyle and wellbeing hub that is Cloudberry. With a focus on modern style for modern living, the shop stocks sustainable furniture and lifestyle pieces, influenced by simple Scandinavian design. The selection of beautiful, functional gifts and interiors embraces a timeless style and the chance to share a passion for all things Scandi. In order to experience the world of calm and tranquillity that Cloudberry is able to offer, a visit is the best option, but if that’s not on the cards for now you can always go to the website for an extensive range of Scandi style wonders.

A trip to Ludgate House Antiques is an absolute must for anyone visiting Falmouth’s historic Old High Street. Owners Ralph and Nicki Retallack can be found in the 17th century merchant’s house which houses the shop, fronting the high street and inviting passers-by to take a peek into the treasure filled window. Specialising in decorative antiques, Ralph and Nicki source unique pieces with a particular passion for elegant furniture dating from the 17th through to the 20th century. You’ll be met with friendly assistance and advice on period interior, and if you haven’t come across the item you’ve been looking for, the helpful team will be able to advise you on sourcing that wish-list item.

01326 761029 www.cloudberryliving.co.uk

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COOL AND CRISP Fowey Valley, makers of a range of exquisitely crafted fine spirits and ciders for over 25 years.

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here is nothing quite as refreshing as a cold glass of cider to end a fun-filled day, embraced in cool condensation and streaked with bubbles to leave a tingle on the tongue. But what you may not know is that a lot of mass-market ciders aren’t real ciders at all, and are usually made up of sugars and flavourings! Over at Fowey Valley, the team have perfected the art of crafting the real thing, made with fresh apples from their own orchard and nothing else. From humble beginnings of hand pressing apples from their six trees and paying eager helpers with bottles of cider, Master Distiller Barrie Gibson has led the family-run Fowey Valley Cider and Distillery to success, now famous for its ciders and spirits which are, almost without exception, made entirely from scratch. Having grown exponentially, the business has now taken root in a bigger home in Lostwithiel, with plenty of on-site parking for a multitude of visitors to pay a visit from Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. The free one-hour tours and tastings (which must be booked online) are the perfect way to learn about this age-old tradition, or you can pop into the shop for a

quick glance behind the scenes and a taste of any that catch your eye. Of course, a taste of the multi-award-winning champagne-style 2016 vintage cider is on the cards, having taken three years to make with a 400-yearold technique, alongside the easy-drinking Castledore and a range of in-house spirits, including small batch vodka, the famous Foy Gin and an oak-aged cider brandy. If you’re keen to learn how to make your own gin or cider, you can also book a threehour experience where you will learn how to make and take home either a gallon of cider or a bottle of gin to your own recipe, with more than 50 botanicals to choose from! A lot has changed since those first bottles 25 years ago, but Barrie's pride in producing great cider and distilling exceptional spirits remains as strong today as it was then, so make sure to pay the team a visit for a taste of the real Fowey Valley spirit.

FOWEY VALLEY CIDERY AND DISTILLERY

Unit 11, Restormel Estate, Liddicoat Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0HG www.foweyvalleycider.co.uk

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DISCOVER MORE Fowey Valley also stocks a 40% Eau de Vie, and a 20% Pommeau, so make sure to visit www.foweyvalleycider. co.uk for the full range!

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Falmouth’s hidden gem Marina views all day everyday Serving fantastic local food and worldwide wines within beautiful surroundings.

FALMOUTH MARINA • NORTH PARADE FALMOUTH • TR11 2TD www.upperdeckfalmouth.com 01326 450592

AWARD-WINNING, KIND NOT MINED DIAMOND JEWELLERY Specialists in the Ethica Diamond and accredited suppliers of the world's first and only certified carbon neutral lab grown diamonds, grown using 100% renewable energy.

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The classic Cornish clotted cream makers over at Rodda’s share with us an indulgently irresistible recipe which can be enjoyed by the whole family.

SERVES 10 INGREDIENTS: 250g dark chocolate (70% Cocoa) 100g Rodda's Cornish clotted cream 70g digestive biscuits (broken into chunks) 30g golden syrup 50g mini marshmallows 38g Smarties 25g glacé cherries (optional)

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hy not embrace a wonderful moment with Rodda’s divine recipe for Chocolate Rocky Road? It’s sweet, crunchy, delicious, and best of all, really easy to make together. This humble recipe is made particularly tasty with a rather special Cornish ingredient; Rodda's Cornish clotted cream. The simple addition of this star ingredient lends the silkiest texture to the chocolate ganache, making for an utterly irresistible treat. The only question is, who will lick the bowl?

DID YOU KNOW? Alongside the famed clotted cream, Rodda’s stock a range of freshly made Cornish products, from farmhouse Cornish butter and double cream to shortbread and fudge! Go to www.roddas.co.uk for the full range.

METHOD 1

Chop up the dark chocolate and place in a heat proof bowl, with the clotted cream and the syrup. Place over a saucepan of boiling water and stir until melted together. Alternatively, you can place the chopped chocolate, golden syrup and clotted cream in a microwave proof bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted, stirring every time.

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Once the mix has completely melted, take off the heat and allow to cool slightly and put aside 4-5 tablespoons of the mixture.

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Fold in the biscuits, marshmallows and the cherries into the rest of the melted chocolate until it is well mixed.

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Once everything is well combined, pour the mixture into a square baking dish lined with greaseproof paper, pressing the

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Give the mix one last press over the top and place in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden.

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Take out of the fridge and use the remaining chocolate to drizzle over the top, adding the Smarties and any additional decorations you’d like (the team at Rodda’s like to use chocolate stars!).

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Once set, cut into 10 equal squares, and enjoy!

RODDA’S

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Renowned for quality produce and local artisans with a flair for creativity, Cornwall is home to a veritable feast of flavours.

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hether you’re looking for a fresh, guilt-free supplier for your weekly groceries, some inspiration for the next Friday night dinner, or you’d just like to sample some of the most incredible Cornish produce around, you can shop local and be sure of the quality with this month’s delve into what Cornwall’s pantry has to offer.

Pasture to pantry Trink Dairy

A Cornish harvest Padstow Farm Shop If you find yourself in the harbourside town of Padstow make sure you visit Padstow Farm Shop at Trethillick Farm, selling an extensive range of Cornish produce including home-grown veg, cheeses, artisan breads, preserves and chutneys, gins, wines and beers. This family run shop also has its own butchery, selling free-range beef, pork and lamb reared on the farm. Whilst there, make sure you pop next door into the Roundhouse Deli for freshly made salads, sandwiches, ready meal pots and cakes. www.padstowfarmshop.co.uk

Prize-winning produce

Boscastle Farm Shop

Less than 50 yards from the South West Coast Path, and with fantastic views of the Atlantic ocean and the surrounding countryside, Boscastle Farm Shop offers a quintessentially Cornish foodie experience. The shop is renowned for the quality, home-grown produce on offer, with an on-site butchery stocking meat from the farm’s own pedigree red ruby cattle, alongside a café and deli where you can enjoy homemade pies, pasties, scones, cakes and more. It’s no wonder that this year the farm shop has bagged the Country Alliance Award for Local Food and Drink, alongside three Taste of the West Product awards! www.boscastlefarmshop.co.uk

Have you ever wondered where the milk in your morning coffee comes from? Over at Trink Dairy, the team are happy to answer this question for the ever-growing number of customers that have been won over by the award-winning milk they provide. The family run farm near St Ives offers a front row seat to the entire process, from the view of the herd grazing on home-grown grass to the hand-bottling of the milk, which is freshly pasteurised with all the goodness retained for the ultimate creamy taste and texture.

Bring the restaurant home

The Cornish Chef

The herd’s diet of fresh grass for nine months of the year is reflected in the natural sweetness of the milk, the quality of which has earned a Taste of the West Gold in 2020 and 2021, a 2020 Champion Dairy Product, and a visit from HRH Princess Anne! Trink Dairy has earnt a yearly five-star accreditation, and if you get the chance to taste the milk for yourself, it’ll be easy to see why!

There is nothing more delightful than a special trip to your favourite restaurant, but why not have the same experience in your own home? With his at-home dinner party service, The Cornish Chef will prepare, cook, serve and clear everything away in the comfort of your own property or holiday accommodation. All of the menus can be adapted to suit your individual needs and costs no more than going out to a restaurant, meaning no need for a designated driver or baby sitter!

www.trinkdairy.co.uk/where-to-buy-trink-milk

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Family friendly

Best of the brunch

FruutBox

Loading Bay 7 Tucked away in Truro, Loading Bay 7 offers a varied food menu with plenty of veggie and vegan-friendly options, from the signature ‘Avo on Toast’, loaded English breakfasts, homemade burgers and artisan sourdough pizza, in a warm and welcoming space with both indoor and outdoor seating available. Try the drinks and cocktails, plus speciality coffee and tea, as well as delightful breads and pastries! Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 3pm, make sure to pop in, and bring your dog too! loadingbay7

Affectionately referred to as Cornwall’s online greengrocer, FruutBox have found a solution to the problems they faced as a family before forming the business. With too much single-use plastic in their supermarket shops, too much food waste at the end of the week and generally feeling out of touch with their food and farmers, owners Katie and Jamie decided there was a better way to shop for fruit and veg, and this is it!

History, pedigree, tradition L George Butchers & Delicatessen

FruutBox is a small, family run and independent online greengrocer, delivering fresh fruit and veg to home and holiday accommodation across Cornwall and Plymouth from their base and physical shopfront at Newquay’s Prow Park, and it’s entirely plastic packaging free! Using local, seasonal produce, the simple set boxes consistently filled with quality fruit and veg that last longer, FruutBox understands life with fruit-mad kids and the importance of having fresh produce in the house on a regular basis. Make sure to visit the website to eliminate all hassle and single-use plastic with code ‘CORNWALL10’ for 10% off!

Established in 1912, this family business based in St Newlyn East sources the highest quality meat from the best local farms. Priding itself on its butchery skills, it is also home to a wellstocked deli counter with cheeses, cooked meats and home-made produce. You’ll find a vast selection of dried goods, herbs and spices for the curious culinaries, alongside a tempting range of artisanal Cornish spirits, beers, ciders and wines. It’ll come as no surprise that the team make up hampers and gift packs from this delightful range, as well as homemade ready meals.

www.fruutbox.com

www.lgeorgebutchers.co.uk

Pastries and pickles

Supporting local

the butchers bakehouse.

Leedstown Farm Shop

Taking a chance on a brand-new venture, a team of two couples came together in 2020 to open local bakery, the butchers bakehouse. Making everything from scratch on the premises, inside you can find fresh crusty bread topped with seeds, the sweetest cakes, pastries and fudge for your inner sweet tooth and the most deliciously tangy pickles and chutneys, a perfect match for your favourite cheese. Make sure to pop in and say hello to the flour dusted and chocolate smudged bakers!

Supporting independent local growers and producers, Leedstown Farm Shop, even over the course of the pandemic, has continued to expand its superb range of local goodies. Stocking brands that include Trink Dairy, Cornhill Eggs, Kernow Choc, Ann’s Pasties, Primrose Herd Pork, Cornish Sea Salt, with a range of products covering everything from local, fresh pesto and locally reared meats, to Cornish cheeses, bread, and even hay and straw for the equestrian market, this is much more than your average farm shop. The team even offer delivery!

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A PUB WITH A PAST With a wealth of Cornish history behind it, the Miner’s Arms is the place to be for real food served with an old-world comfort.

 ABOVE Make yourself at home in the stunning pub gardens

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alking through the welcoming doors of this 16th century pub is like stepping back in time, under the real beams and low ceilings of a Cornish inn that has stood the test of time. The history of the Miners Arms is the stuff of fiction, having over the centuries been a courthouse, a smuggler’s lair and even a house of illrepute! Today the pub has earned itself a shining reputation for incredible food, splendid atmosphere and an all-round fantastic experience. Welcoming muddy paws and welly boots alike, the Miners Arms is the perfect rest stop for walkers and adventurers all year round, inviting weary travellers fresh off the South West Coast Path in to sit by the cosiest of fires with a hot drink in hand. Their delicious winter warmers are enough to revive the soul, with soups, pies, stews and winter crumbles freshly prepared and made to order, and a delightful array of cakes for the sweet tooth in you. The Miners Arms is a local favourite for its legendary Sunday roasts, so much so that booking really is essential to guarantee yourself a table at this fine establishment. Using the very best of local Cornish produce wherever possible, the team are uncompromising in their standards of taste,

quality and presentation, and the level of service given is absolutely first class. Food is served all day, and with a changing daily special you’ll be utterly spoilt for choice. Don’t worry if you’re not quite up for a trip to the pub, the entire menu is available for takeaway, so you can enjoy this fresh hearty cuisine from the comfort of your own home. With autumn well and truly on its way, dare we mention the festive season? The Miners Arms is the ideal location for a sumptuous Christmas dinner without the stress of endless preparations and carefully planned timings, and the pub offers a fantastic venue for that long-awaited Christmas party, just make sure to book so you don’t miss out! For a quintessentially Cornish pub with an interesting story to tell, The Miners Arms in Mithian is an absolute must for lovers of food, atmosphere and Cornish heritage.

THE MINERS ARMS

 INSET Freshly prepared and cooked to order, you don't want to miss a meal here!

Mithian, St. Agnes TR5 0QF 01872552375 info@miners-arms.co.uk www.miners-arms.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Nicki and Joe Woolley left it all behind to move to Cornwall and become the new face of Elemental Gin.

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n 2013, the first drops of a gently steeped organic spirit, a product of months of alcohol alchemy, made their way from a copper still into the very first glass bottle, and Elemental Gin was born. As one of the first gins to be exclusively distilled and bottled in Cornwall for over 300 years, this premium gin won over the palates of the discerning, the experimental and the impartial alike. An artful blend of 12 carefully sourced botanicals combined with a mastery of gin making made for an awardwinning staple of the Cornish gin scene. Seven years later in early 2020, on the eve of a country-wide lockdown, Nicki and Joe Woolley arrived. Driven by determination and a thirst for adventure (and gin), they uprooted their little family, stepped away from the nine-to-five grind and embraced everything Cornwall and Elemental had in store for them, their heads swimming with possibilities. “There’s something about this unique corner of the world that has always felt like home. However far we travelled, Cornwall always seemed to draw us back.

Sometimes in life, the stars align, and for us this happened when we came across the opportunity to become the new owners of Elemental Gin,” explains Nicki. The most important thing at Elemental Gin now has been to ensure that they continue the tradition of creating the handcrafted, small-batch, premium gin that people know and love, whilst breathing some new life into the distillery and the brand. Clean, fresh, and proudly bearing it’s made-inCornwall seal, Elemental Gin is produced in their distillery at the bottom of the garden. “We capture the essence of Cornwall in every bottle, from using locally sourced ingredients like Cornish spring water from Bodmin Moor, right down to the elementinspired branding wrapped around every bottle. It’s because of these strong Cornish roots, that we’re always looking for ways to keep our gin as low-impact on this place as possible,” says Joe. The multi-award-winning Cornish Gin 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 Raspberry Gin as an amazing ‘summer cup’, or the Apple and Elderflower Gin with a splash of cloudy apple juice over ice?

ELEMENTAL GIN

Tregonetha, St Columb 07948 473487 info@cornishgin.co.uk www.elementalgin.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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S S EW ET VI S IC UN ST S S TA U N IO FA OR L G

SIMPLY, STYLISH DINING FOR FOOD LOVERS Chef Matt enjoys working with fresh, seasonal produce that arrives at the restaurant on a daily basis. This allows the kitchen team to come up with new dishes regularly, keeping Flavoursome, locally the menu current and completely fresh! sourced, honest food. We look forward to welcoming you here at Restaurant Four! Chef Matt enjoys working with fresh, seasonal produce that arrives at the restaurant on a daily basis. This allows the kitchen team to come up with new dishes regularly, keeping the menu current and completely fresh! We look forward to welcoming you here at Restaurant 33 HIGH ST, FALMOUTH TR11 2AD 33 HIGH ST, FALMOUTH TR11 2AD T: 01326 218138 T: 01326 218138 www.restaurantfour.co.uk www.restaurantfour.co.uk

“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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Falmouth Black Rock is an exciting Cornish Gin in a stunning ceramic bottle, designed to match our fabulous landscape.

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PORTHLEVEN

A focus on quality The Roastery

We explore some of the superb businesses that are putting Porthleven near, if not at, the top of Cornwall’s list of must-visit destinations.

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ome to a vibrant array of Cornish businesses, from fresh local artisans to established firm favourites, Porthleven is a hive of activity year-round. This month we take a look at the delightful delicacies, hand-crafted keepsakes and adventure-packed activities that this picturesque harbour town has to offer.

Made to order Ced’s Bagels

When it comes to understanding Porthleven’s entrepreneurial growth, you can’t help but wonder if it’s coffee that fuels their community-spirit and business ideas. It certainly helps, then, that the town has some new neighbours with some longstanding coffee credentials.

For any visitor to Porthleven, it’s certainly worth a trip to the Shipyard where you’ll find artisan bagel maker, Ced’s Bagels. Hand rolled and freshly baked each morning on site directly behind the hatch in the bakery, these tempting bagels are filled to order with a refreshing array of flavours, including salt beef, gherkins and mustard; smoked salmon, cream cheese, dill and red onions; and house red pepper spread, zaatar, rocket and pickled onions, with meat and vegan options available alongside an exciting weekly special!

Enter The Roastery, Origin Coffee’s new headquarters. While not a new business (Origin was founded in 2004), the recent move over from Helston provides an exciting new chapter for the harbour town. Consider Origin the oldnew kids on the block, championing local business with a multifunctional space that serves up creative flair and passion rooted in sustainability. Behind the smart cladded exterior sits a fully operational roastery that, as a proud B Corporation, produces direct-trade coffee centred around mindful practices. Those living locally can return their recycling at the roastery café through a recycling programme with First Mile, and for those looking to go the extra mile, there are zero-waste dispensers on hand, so visitors can purchase freshly roasted beans without any nonsense.

Previously a chef, Ced saw a gap in the market for proper bagels in Cornwall, and the team make everything themselves where possible, from the salt beef which is cured in house for about a week before slow cooking for the best flavour and texture, to the vegan red pepper spread, vegan cream cheese and homemade pesto. You can buy plain bagels to take home, whether it be plain, sesame, poppy seed or everything in one, and let’s not forget the delightful cheese bites and homemade brown-butter cookies! Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 3pm.

Pull up outside and you’ll note the PodPoint stations, enabling hybrid and electric car charge while folk refuel with local, seasonal fare from George at Blower’s Place – Origin’s chef in residency, well regarded for his minimal-waste, high-impact dishes. Inside, too, steers away from your standard café set-up. Whether it’s mastering skills with latte art and home brew classes, or sipping on an impeccably crafted cocktail, the roastery provides an engaging space for all – coffee connoisseur or not.

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Festival flavours Big Eats

This west Cornwall family business can usually be found at all the major festivals and events, serving incredible food with intense flavours, including the current signature of Cornish Pulled Pork, marinated in a secret dry barbeque rub, slow cooked for over 12 hours in Cornish cider and boosted with a dark barbeque sauce. This year, alongside a booming catering business, Big Eats has brought festival food to Porthleven! Offering an impressive menu including all of its established festival favourites, Big Eats has carved a space for itself in the picturesque harbour village of Porthleven, just steps from the water in the team’s cleverly arranged shipping container. Here you can find the signature pulled pork alongside a delicious array of freshly made burgers, generously loaded nachos and tantalising tacos to satisfy any hungry wanderer. Supporting the local community is a priority for the team who source fresh Cornish meat and ingredients like Rattler Cyder for their menu, so make sure to stop in for some fantastic festival flavours. www.thebigeats.co.uk

Coming home to Cornwall Just Lily Jewellery

Created in 2010, and born from a frustration with the poor quality and lack of originality in jewellery on the market at the time, owner Kim Hambleton founded Just Lily Jewellery, with the ultimate aim of providing unique, beautiful and highquality handmade jewellery at an affordable price. Kim began by sourcing a range of small, artisan makers who were able to combine good quality materials with original designs, and with demand for these stunning creations on the rise, new creators and more ranges have been introduced to the increasingly popular collection. It’s been vital from the start that none of the Just Lily products contain lead or nickel – traits that are often the cause of allergies or discolouration – so you can be confident in wearing anything from this enchanting collection. After returning home to Cornwall, Kim launched her first permanent harbour hut in the idyllic location of Porthleven in 2021, the perfect place to showcase her extensive range, including pieces from Ear Candy, On Shore, Beaten Brass and Eden, all of which are available in the hut as well as online, so make sure to pop in and say hello! www.just-lily.co.uk

Looking for adventure? Shipyard Cycles Launched by local brothers and keen cyclists, Matt and Chris Orchard, Shipyard Cycles offers a fantastic way to explore Cornwall, with a range of bikes and e-bikes to suit your needs for the day. “We felt the village was ready for a cycle-hire business, and with e-bikes you’ve effectively flattened Cornwall!” explains Matt. Despite being in a hilly location, your level of fitness won’t hold you back, as long as you can ride a bike you can get out and explore with a bike that will do the hard work for you. Their e-bikes have a range of around 50 miles allowing for a full day out, with groups often leaving straight from Porthleven, but

the team can deliver too so you can set off from your own home. Their adult and children’s bikes along with their range of seats and trailers mean the whole family can come along for the ride. With a multitude of adventures right on the doorstep, the only thing left to do is pick your ride and start exploring! www.shipyardcycles.co.uk

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Out to sea Mollie May Charters Put on your sea legs and get ready for a day of adventure with Mollie May Charters. Fully insured, coded and qualified, you can feel at ease as you head out from Porthleven or Newlyn into a glistening expanse of blue waters in search of dolphins and diving gannets. Available for private charters for all occasions, the Mollie May offers fun and varied trips for all ages, so make sure to book your trip for an experience you’ll remember forever.

Cracking crustaceans Dan Dan the Lobster Man

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Botanical brilliance Sapling and Bud Making the world a happier place one plant at a time, Sapling and Bud can be found in a hand-painted van called Marguerite on the very edge of Porthleven’s gorgeous harbour. The stunning array of succulents and houseplants are sure to tempt you closer, where you’re likely to find a darling living addition (or two!) to your home interior. Offering friendly advice and tips on how to care for your new plant baby, Sapling and Bud is sure to have what you’re looking for and more! sapling_and_bud

Beauty by the beach

Created by local dad and daughter team, Dan Dan the Lobster Man can be found right on the edge of the harbour, with a fantastic view of the waters at the heart of Porthleven. Jasmine, 21, came up with the idea for the business, using her Dad’s catch to offer fresh seafood to locals and visitors, straight from the boat to the plate. Promoting local, sustainable fishing is a high priority for the team who have formed a co-operative between themselves and the local fishermen, all of whom receive a fair price for their lobsters. Fresh lobster, crab and prawn salads, sandwiches and platters are on the menu, and feel free to bring your favourite wine along with you to pop into one of the wine coolers on hand. With a team made up of local family and friends, the staff are always smiling and ready to help with anything you might need, so make sure to stop by for a real taste of Cornwall. dandanthelobstermanltd

Fresh from the heart

Rose Beauty Porthleven

Poké Food

If you find yourself in the quaint harbour-side village of Porthleven, why not indulge in a little self-care by the sea? Specialising in ‘million-dollar facials’, peels, microneedling and advanced electrolysis, Rose Beauty has over ten years’ experience in the industry, is level four qualified and continuously training. Offering medically prescribed skincare with Medi+, you’re in the safest of hands with the softest touch, so you can feel at ease within the sanctuary of Rose Beauty. Visit the website to find out more.

Poké Food provides nutritionally balanced prepared meals and conscious catering for those who want to choose mindful eating and health. The food we eat is more than fuel, it needs to taste great too! Freshly prepared daily and delivered directly to you, this food provides a way of eating each day that fits into the way you aspire to live your life and better support how you want to feel. Poké starts with the best ingredients, cooks from the heart and lets the food do the talking.

www.rosebeautyporthleven.co.uk

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Your first call for: Commissions, repairs, remodelling, selling scrap, contemporary designs, wedding & engagement rings, pearl jewellery, fine wristwatches, batteries & straps. 2 St. Elvan`s Courtyard, Harbour Rd, Porthleven, TR13 9FB www.porthlevenjewelleryworkshop.co.uk

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Lending professional guidance and a helping hand in starting a new business, Outset Cornwall are the team to turn to with your lightbulb idea.

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pen any food magazine, newspaper, or run a Google search these days, and it’s not uncommon to find a Cornish town, or even the entire county, listed among the UK’s top foodie destinations. From Penzance to Padstow, Cornwall is the proud home of two Michelinstarred chefs, a wealth of multi award-winning restaurants and eateries, plus numerous amazing food producers and manufacturers such as Roddas, Cornish Sea Salt, Buttermilk

and St Austell Breweries, to name a few. Surrounded by idyllic Cornish countryside, beautiful beaches and rugged coastline, all of which provide a rich larder of high quality, fresh local produce and ingredients right on their doorstep, it’s no wonder these businesses are having such an impact. But it’s not just traditional bricks-andmortar venues and established producers that are thriving; there’s a new generation of small food-business owners throughout Cornwall who are joining the scene, doing things differently and shaking things up. Take entrepreneur Rachel Leaver, who launched her Hayle-based business Baba’s Mezze earlier this year after preparing lots of food at home for friends and family during the initial lockdown. “I’ve always worked in food, mainly thanks to my dad owning Carn Brea Castle Middle Eastern Restaurant for years and teaching me everything I know,” says Rachel. “When lockdown hit last year, I needed to keep busy, so I started preparing authentic Middle Eastern dishes from traditional Jordanian recipes, and it became really popular! Word spread and people kept asking me about my food, and I realised I had an opportunity to turn this into a business, something I could fit around home and family life, and Baba’s Mezze was born.”

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RIGHT Valentina Langley of La Pineta Italian Deli proudly presenting her culinary gems  RIGHT Baba's Mezze, another foodie business idea brought to life with help from Outset Cornwall

Featuring dishes such as baba ghanoush, shawarma, hummus and falafel, each mezze is freshly prepared, delivered direct to your door, and contains generous portions of everything. Combined with how delicious her food tastes, Rachel consistently gains rave reviews from her customers, growing her social media following as a result, and she now plans to expand the business by increasing delivery and opening her own premises. Another entrepreneur with a thriving food business is Italian-born Valentina Langley, owner of La Pineta Italian Deli. When the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns scuppered her plans to open a traditional delicatessen in the centre of Truro, Valentina decided to find other ways to develop her business and bring a little slice of Italy into people’s homes. “I always had the idea of starting something around Italian cuisine, as I was brought up basically cooking with my mum and dad,” says Valentina. “But I wanted to steer away from the norm, or I guess what people think is normal for Italian cuisine, which is usually pizza and pasta, and showcase that there’s so much more to authentic Italian food.” Creating gourmet boxes that can be collected or delivered, DIY pizza kits the whole family can enjoy, and a range of dishes using good yet simple ingredients, Valentina definitely champions real Italian food that her customers love. With a regular spot at Truro Farmers’ Market, pop-ups at Enys Gardens, Boconnoc Estate and Knightor Winery, plus collaborations with Miracle Theatre throughout the summer, La Pineta Italian Deli is certainly gaining recognition. So much so, that Valentina got invited to be part of Paul Ainsworth’s Travelling Feast at Royal Cornwall Showground in August. “Excited was an understatement!” says Valentina. “These guys are among some of the best chefs in the world and to be invited to work with them was just amazing.”

There’s no doubt Rachel and Valentina have worked hard to launch and grow their businesses, but both would agree they couldn’t have got started without support from Outset Cornwall. “I’ve found Outset really helpful in teaching me the business side of things. It’s like having a second pair of eyes on what you do, giving you fresh ideas and help when you need it,” says Rachel. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, HM Government and the Outset Foundation, Outset Cornwall’s awardwinning business start-up programme is now in its twelfth year, and continues to support people across the county wishing to start, run and grow their own business. So, if you have a business idea and need help getting it off the ground, contact Outset Cornwall and start turning your ideas into reality.

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Pool Innovation Centre, Trevenson Road, Pool, Redruth TR15 3PL 01209 311063 cornwall@outset.org www.outset.org/cornwall

DISCOVER MORE For an Italian taste sensation with La Pineta Italian Deli, visit www.lapinetaitaliandeli.com

You can order middle eastern cuisine straight to your door with Baba’s Mezze, just go to www.babasmezze.com and place your order!

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

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1. CSCAPE ART Working Tin Mine by Sarah Blakey

Showcasing local artists and art galleries 2. SUSY WARD CERAMICS Teapot by Susy Ward

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 a deal of practice you can become a thrower. You may just want to spend some quality time alone or with friends either on the wheel or hand building using the clay extruder or one of Susy’s wheel thrown moulds. Be careful though, playing with clay can become addictive!

Sail Loft Emporium (antiques and collectables), The Craft Kiln (Cornish crafts) and Cscape Art are all part of The Old Workshop, which resides next to the main Charlestown car park. Many originals, prints and cards by artist Sarah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey are available at the gallery, which is open daily during the season from 10.30am to 5.30pm, so make sure to stop by!

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

07855 102598 susywardg10@yahoo.com

3. LISA HARKER

Seahorse on glass by Lisa Harker Artist Lisa Harker always dreamt of moving to Cornwall. Now, having been here for more than a decade, she draws inspiration from the beauty of her surroundings. This friendly gallery lies in the heart of the cathedral city of Truro, offering quirky art at affordable prices. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, be sure to pay Lisa and the team a visit! 8 PYDAR MEWS, TRURO TR1 2UX |

lisaharkerart | www.lisaharkerart.co.uk

5. ALCHEMY TILES

Giraffe by Mel Chambers “Live, Laugh, Love.” Cornish made and exquisitely hand crafted by Mel Chambers of Alchemy Tiles. Mel makes use of ancient 13th century inlay techniques so each piece is individually hand carved (rather than painted) with beautiful images and words into stunning bespoke and unique creations, with each handmade tile held eternal in earth and time. Commissions welcome.

4. FLOWMOTION ART Waves - Ultramarine by Kathryn Burgess

Combining her love of shapes, patterns and colour with inspiration from the stunning Cornish coastline and marine life, Kathryn Burgess uses a process known as ‘fluid 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 unique pieces of abstract art. Why not visit Kathryn’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

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

6. CHLOE WOODS

The Jostle at Mevagissey by Chloe Woods Based in Falmouth, Chloe has mastered capturing the contrasts of the beautiful Cornish coastline; the natural colours of the landscape against the fluorescent 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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7. COWHOUSE GALLERY

Wave Dancers by Lee Stevenson Situated in the picturesque coastal village of Perranuthnoe, the Cowhouse Gallery is run entirely by a group of local artists and craftspeople, offering a wide range of original pieces including paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewellery, glass and more! Make sure to pay the gallery a visit to find something truly unique.

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

9. BESPOKE SURF

Handcrafted Home Décor by Michael Jenkin 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, wine caddies, and even shelves and mirrors, there’s a little something to suit any corner of your house.

8. VINCENT BASHAM

Fistral Sunset by Vincent Basham Vincent has a purpose-built studio in Wadebridge, Cornwall adjacent to his home with far-reaching views over the Camel Estuary, which is open from 10am until 4pm daily. These hours can be flexible, just give him a call to check if he’s available outside these hours. Vincent takes his inspiration for his seascape paintings from the wonderful Cornish coast. The last exhibition dates for 2021 in the Padstow Institute, Padstow (PL28 8AB) are from 22nd to 31st August and from 27th September to 10th October, so make sure you don’t miss out! Vincent is happy to take on commissions or reproduce any of his paintings from his website in a size of your choice.

07836 244983 | vince@vincentbasham.co.uk www.vincentbasham.co.uk

07856 594414 www.bespokesurf.co.uk

10. ATISHOO GALLERY

Mounts Bay Wave by Kit Johns

71 CHARLESTOWN ROAD, CHARLESTOWN, ST AUSTELL PL25 3NL 01726 65900 | www.atishoogallery.co.uk

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

11. WAVE 7 GALLERY

Walkers Staring at the Evening Sun by Mike Hindle Exhibiting contemporary art and crafts, Wave 7 Gallery hosts a stunning array of work, alongside frequent exhibitions by some incredible artists. Perfect for anybody who appreciates art across an array of mediums, the exhibition schedule at Wave 7 is constantly evolving, with artists from a multitude of disciplines displaying their work. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. 17 POLMORLA WALK, WADEBRIDGE PL27 7NS 01208 880605 | www.wave7gallery.com

12. PADSTOW GALLERY

Cliffline Crags by Jo Ellis Being in Cornwall has certainly influenced 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 quality, 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. Use code CLAdvert for free delivery. 11 LANADWELL STREET, PADSTOW PL28 8AN 01841 533435 | www.padstowgallery.co.uk

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Predn is a surfboard shaping company on a mission: to build a board that offers the perfect balance of performance, sustainability and accessibility.

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aving come to terms with how harmful the industry-standard surfboard manufacturing process is for the environment and our own health, Predn (the Cornish word for ‘wood’) aims to challenge every aspect of the process and thus achieve a better, healthier and more sustainable way of shaping. Based in a wind-powered workshop on Barnfields Business Park in Wadebridge, Predn employs a team of in-house shapers to hand-craft a number of their tried-and-tested templates, as well as custom shapes, using the most natural and accessible materials available. There are three standard shapes available; the first is the trademark ‘Predn’ construction, featuring a ply-veneered deck and flax-reinforced fin boxes on an expanded polystyrene core. This offers an optimum blend of surfing performance and sustainable build, with the added bonus of a beautiful wooden aesthetic. The second is the ‘Table’ construction. This product line looks much more like your traditional white surfboard, with the exception of its double cork stringers and flax-reinforced deck. By opting for a Table board, you’ll get a more durable and sustainably crafted board with a similar look and price tag to a traditional board.

Finally, there’s the ‘RAD’ construction. Short for ‘Research and Development’, as the name implies, this ever-evolving line allows the shapers to experiment with innovative new materials – particularly flax, the natural properties of which never cease to amaze – in their constant quest to offer surfers greater performance, sustainability and accessibility. All three board lines are available to try and buy – in different shapes and sizes – from the brand-new Predn Surf Co shop next door to the workshop. You’ll also find a mindful selection of accessories, including natural rubber wetsuits, fins made from recycled ghost fishing gear, cork tail-pads, eco-wax, wooden balance boards, organic cotton T-shirts and more. In short, Predn is a must-visit for surfers and those living the surf lifestyle who wish to champion a more sustainable future for this growing sporting industry.

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Shaping sustainable boards from their wind-powered workshop

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An approach that is, at once, innovative and collaborative

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ART

HUES OF THE HEART

We speak to Steve Slimm about his transformation of reality through artistic creativity, and his personal emergence through the pandemic.

ABOVE  Rich colour and form inspired by the Cornish landscape INSET  Steve Slimm and his new studio sign

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DISCOVER MORE To see Steve’s collection of work, make sure to head to www.steveslimm.com, and get in touch if you’d like to visit his studio near Praa Sands!

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e’ve all felt the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic since it began in 2020, and I think it’s safe to say that no one’s life has been untouched. Artist Steve Slimm is no exception, and as we begin to return to a relative normality we thought we’d take this opportunity to find out a bit more about the impact Covid-19 has had on Steve’s transcendental creativity here in Cornwall. “For me as a painter, inspiration drained away like precious lifeblood after the first lockdown in 2020. My studio became like a morgue, and all I could do for that period was make dark foreboding music – which somehow carried my creativity through,” explains Steve. Unfortunately, this summer Steve became ill with the virus: “Interestingly, surrendering to a debilitating condition proved exactly the kind of salvation I’d sought – a way out of fearful expectation. What I’d feared, happened – and it was all okay. And finally, my creativity was released to again paint with courage.” While Steve was able to turn to music in darker times, his emergence through the worst of it brought him back to the craft he’d surrendered, and Cornwall was exactly the place to inspire him: “For me, the act of painting begins with the distilled purity of an open, fearless heart. Music can express

darkness, when necessary, but visually I need light. I thrive on light, and the way it bounces off our granite peninsula all the way up to Dartmoor; and how it echoes around coastal waters and back to earth from low western skies.” To celebrate his re-emergence out of fear, after 15 years in his current studio, Steve has installed a road-side sign – ‘Deep In The Heart Art Studio’. “It feels an appropriate time to stop hiding away in my cave, and start to invite passers-by in to share the experience of a sublime ancient connection with the land and its mysteries.” Over the past 18 months life has presented its challenges, but Steve believes there is hope and creativity to be found for anyone: “It is my conviction that humanity stands on the brink of a creative quantum leap into the unknown. And here I am, coming through unscathed and thankful – looking toward whatever is next.”

STEVE SLIMM

The Old Factory, Germoe Cross Roads, Penzance TR20 9RA 07968979367 steve@steveslimm.com www.transcendentalexpressionism.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Steve Maggs from RRL Cornwall explains that it’s never been more vital to seek advice you can trust as inheritance tax receipts hit a new record high.

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’m sure we’re all guilty of putting things like wills and future planning to the back of our minds (and priorities) for a time in the far distance, but with changes in inheritance tax shifting under our feet, times have never been more uncertain. With the right advice and support system behind you, there is still a way for you to be on top of your plans and the future of your loved ones with the help of a reputable Cornish company you can trust. Steve and the team over at RRL Cornwall have been carefully monitoring the rise in inheritance tax receipts, and discuss the importance of well-planned preparation to stay in control when the time comes. “Recently released data by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) shows that receipts from inheritance tax totalled a new record high of £5.4bn in the 2020/21 tax year,” explains Steve. “Inheritance tax is charged at 40% on the amount by which a person’s estate, plus the value of gifts made in the final seven years of the person’s life, exceeds their nil rate band (NRB) – currently £325,000. The unused NRB of a spouse or civil partner who died first can be claimed

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on the death of the survivor, making a current combined NRB of £650,000 per married couple/civil partnership.” A new ‘residence nilrate band’ (RNRB) was also introduced on 6th April 2017 that provides a further £175,000 nil-rate band per individual, where applicable. “This broadly applies where a person who has died owned a home or a share of a home which passes to direct descendants (e.g children, grandchildren etc),” Steve elaborates. “An unused RNRB is also transferable between spouses and civil partners, which means that the allowance can potentially be doubled on the death of the second person. The availability of the RNRB is reduced where a person’s estate exceeds £2million. The availability of both nil-rate bands means that currently a couple’s children (or direct descendants) can inherit up to £1m of an estate without paying tax.” However, despite the relatively recent introduction of the RNRB the inheritance tax receipts still continue to increase. Steve continues: “The statistics also highlight

how low the inheritance tax receipts are compared to other taxes (such as income tax, corporation tax, VAT, capital gains tax, NIC etc). This low total, in relation to the relatively high amount of administration, means that law changes would be logical to increase the tax take in the future. The levels of BRB and RNRB have been frozen until 2026, and rafts of other changes reforming inheritance tax have been recommended that will only see the inheritance tax receipts increase further, and the exposure to the tax for individuals increasing.” Steve encourages all individuals to regularly review their exposure to inheritance tax as liabilities can be mitigated through effective planning. The availability of effective planning has led many to state that inheritance tax is voluntary. Steve, who is a Tax Partner and a Chartered Tax Adviser at RRL, says: “The Treasury’s record Inheritance Tax haul shows the importance of speaking to a qualified, experienced Chartered Tax Adviser and putting in place planning that will potentially reduce the tax burden for your loved ones. It is also essential to review your will to confirm it is up-to-date with current tax legislation. Our solicitors in our sister legal business, RRL Wills, offer this service meaning that the tax advice and legal advice is collaborative. During Probate, executors need to ensure that they are claiming all available tax reliefs and a firm such as RRL, which offers both Probate and tax advisory services, is ideally placed to do this for clients.” RRL understand that this sort of information can be overwhelming in difficult times, but preparation and the right support is paramount in protecting your loved ones when the time comes, and RRL are in a prime position to be able to offer all the advice and knowledge you’ll need to ensure their future.

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