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to the May issue of Cornwall Living!

n this issue of Cornwall Living, we meet Sian, founder of the School of Outdoor Art. Immersed in the seasons’ yearly cycles – where the outdoors is the studio and the elements are as much the media and tools as the paints and brushes – Sian explains how the School of Outdoor Art can offer artists of all abilities a creative experience with a difference. Read more from page 20. This month also sees us take a look inside some of Cornwall’s hottest property (from page 28) and for those who are simply planning to escape to the Duchy (once government restrictions allow) from page 56 we have some delightful Cornish stays to peruse. If you are considering investing in a Cornish holiday let, then turn to pages 61 and 62, where you’ll find plenty of inspiration and ideas on how to go about realising your dream. Add to all of this some superb ideas for your home (from page 40), a window into Cornwall’s art scene (from page 75) and some unbelievable Cornish competitions (page 79) and this month’s issue of Cornwall Living has everything you need to make the most of spring time in the Duchy. ...happy reading!


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MAY 2021 |


Cover feature




News & views

Catch up with Cornwall


Luxury property


Coastal escapes


On display



Dream homes by the sea


Turn to page 20 for this month's cover feature, 'A creative haven'


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

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A sound investment


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Keeping Cornwall moving


Gorgeous gardens


Rooted in Cornwall


Interior inspiration


The smart choice


Making nature home


Welcome to Cornwall


Consult the experts


Seasonal shift


Take a tour


The story continues


Calling all foodies!


The pursuit of perfection


Waxing lyrical

With Acorn Property Group A recent project by Philip Whear With Britannia Lanes

With Mid Cornwall Landscaping The latest from Oltco

From Eve Hughes Interior Design Ltd Why choose Intelligent Installations? With Wildscape

Make the most of your holiday let Investing in a holiday home? Spring at the Housel Bay Hotel With Experience Cornwall Tours The latest from Cornish Tea To Castaways, Mylor

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Introducing holiday home waste specialists,

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If somebody said to you that 100% of your holiday guests’ rubbish could be recycled, you may not believe them. With CTC Waste, however, this is precisely what you can expect.

Keeping spirits high and smiles aplenty has been the aim at Bluebird Care during lockdown. It has been a time to think outside of the box, explore ideas, be creative and even learn something new. From getting crafty and making pictures and cards for family members, to wondrous walks looking at the beautiful views that Cornwall has to offer. “It was chatting about what our customers enjoy doing, and then being proactive a out finding ways to do it onsidering the Covid-19 restrictions,” explains Carol Carruthers, Bluebird Care Director. “Activities included visiting the woods to feed the du s, deli ious fish and hips from the local town on a drive to watch the sea, playing board games on rainy days, and baking some delicious treats that our customers remembered making with their families when they were growing up. One of our customers is a big fan of the royal

family, so our live-in carer helped them write a letter to the Queen, and they even had a reply!” Bluebird Care is all about giving time to others and enjoying the things in life that make us smile. “It’s hard work,” says Carol, “but can feel effortless because that’s what we love to do. Caring involves so many factors, and after a busy day of activity and variety, knowing we made someone happy and fulfilled, a es it rewarding and definitely pro ides great o satisfa tion If you have a knack for keeping spirits high and making those around you smile, or are contemplating a career change to so ething ore fulfilling, then lue ird Care would love to hear from you. For more information email midcornwall@bluebirdcare.co.uk or visit www.bluebirdcare.co.uk

That’s right, charging only for waste collected, the CTC Waste team will ensure that none of your guests’ waste makes it to landfill, seeing to it that e ery ite is re y led – a guarantee that you can then pass onto your customers. The best part is that they needn’t discard it all into separate bags; simply throw everything into the same bin liner and CTC will manually sort through it all for you – perfect if you’re a holiday home owner looking to make your guests’ experience as easy and stress-free as possible. Even if access to your holiday let is tricky, no problem! With two decades’ experience here in Cornwall, the team are able to navigate even the tightest of spaces. Approved by the Environment Agency with its very own recycling facility running for more than 20 years on the Roseland peninsula, if you want to ensure that your holiday home waste is taken care of responsibly, be sure to check out CTC Waste! For more information visit www.ctcwaste.com


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Cornwall has experienced a massively vibrant and active property market over the last year. With remote working on the rise, and with the G7 Summit announced in St Ives later this year, it’s really no wonder that more people than ever are seeing the benefits of a life here in Cornwall! With that in mind, we want to ensure that our content is as relevant as it can possibly be to you, our loyal readers. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or develop your existing property, we would love to hear from you to ensure that Cornwall Living is providing you with everything you need to inspire you, your property, and your pursuit of the Ultimate Lifestyle By The Sea. SPONSORED BY:

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News & views Jackson Foundation

to host three spring exhibitions!

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

Experience a twist

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The Bottle Deli in Newquay is not only a wine bar and eatery, it also hosts a deli counter and a wine shop, with a wide variety of wines from around the world, and whilst many said that opening their doors in August last year was a brave move, owners Rob and Toyah have nevertheless made it a success! Now, as we look to make the most of the spring and summer post-lockdown, The Bottle is ready and raring to swing open its doors on 17th May to welcome customers old and new. Tucked away in the backstreets of Newquay, The Bottle provides a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the main streets in the peak of summer, offering a twist on the traditional and bringing a little bit of southern France to Cornwall. The team is excited to introduce its new spring and summer menu, featuring lots of fresh dishes sitting alongside the popular cheese and sharing boards, all

still in The Bottle’s casual European style. Rumour has it that there will even be a vegan cheeseboard making an appearance… With lots of events including wine tastings in the diary for the coming year, be sure to keep an eye on social media or the website for details or sign up to their newsletter to e the first in the now For more information call 07713 883259 or visit www.thebottlenqy.co.uk

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Lilly Lewarne pulls off

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Longing for

New Horizons? At last new horizons are within reach around the ti eless fishing illage alled Coverack sits on the Lizard – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and the unspoilt views are always sensational. Coverack has a gently curving bay, dramatic cliffs and landscape, a seafront of thatched cottages and a beautiful little stone harbour, perfect for sunbathing, swimming and wat hing the fishing oats sail in The beach is a stone’s throw away from the Bay Hotel’s front door, with all bedrooms overlooking the sea. This means you can wake up to the sound of lapping waves, before spending the day swimming, sunning yourself on the sand, or walking across the cliffs that run alongside it. At night, those same waves that roused you promise to lull you back to sleep.

Established in 1992, Lilly Lewarne Architects pride themselves not only on local knowledge and a strong reputation for excellent architecture, but also on their ability to provide an engaging and cost-effective design service. Experienced in commercial, educational, medical, leisure, spa, hotels and all aspects of residential architecture, Lilly Lewarne have a broad range of professional e pertise to offer, and are onfident in their ability to meet and surpass the demands of any brief. The practice excels in providing a comprehensive service ranging from the early stages of feasibility, conceptual design and planning negotiations, through to the preparation of production drawings, on-site inspections and contract administration. LLA offer 3D generated computer models as well as more traditional hand-drawn artist’s impressions to complement and illustrate proposed designs.

One such example of the team’s expertise is Salt House in St Ives; now a part of the luxurious Carbis Bay Holidays portfolio, this property was brought to life after an original scheme submitted by another architect was refused planning permission. Lilly Lewarne Architects were commissioned to redesign the proposals and negotiate a successful outcome with the local planning authority. And that they did!

The Bay serves locally sourced and freshly prepared food, is child and dog friendly, and is beautifully situated to encourage new adventures. For more information call 01326 280464 or visit www.thebayhotel.co.uk

The main body of the existing three-storey house was preserved, but the inclusion of balcony extensions, internal remodelling and the replacement roof accommodation meant that a complete aesthetic overhaul was achieved, providing high quality and contemporary accommodation. In other words, a job well done! For more information call 01872 261000 or visit www.lillylewarne.co.uk

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News & views Slickers Doghouse continues to evolve

Exciting times ahead for Wild Tipi

ild ipi are fir elie ers that their stunning tipis belong in nature. Indeed, if the past year has taught us anything as a society, it is that outdoors is far better than in!

Having nurtured a sterling reputation in just a few short years as the place to go for dog owners who want only the very best for their four-legged friends, Slickers Doghouse in Padstow is forever adding to its offering. Even throughout the recent lockdown, Slickers owner, Lisa Hope, has been fervently working away, and now that Cornwall looks set to re-open for the summer season, we’re excited to hear what she’s been up to.

the release of Slickers’ Goats Milk Doggy Ice Cream, it’s a dining destination for dogs too! Available in a number of te pting a ours, in luding peanut butter, and honey and banana, this is sure to be a big hit.

Firstly, Lisa tells us that there are lots of new products now on the Slickers Doghouse shelves. These include one of the most recent additions, the SlickerShield (pictured). These ultrastrong, non-toxic silicone shields are designed to slip over the ‘business’ end of your lead, and are perfect for pups who like to chew, keeping them safe and saving the expense of having to purchase replacement, un-chewed leads.

Finally, and perhaps most impressively, we learn that Slickers now has a brand-new warehouse, where click and collect is now available, meaning you needn’t battle your way into town. As demand increases for the stable of products that Lisa and the team have become known for, and as they branch out and look to offer customers access to a wider variety of larger products, including doggie strollers (also pictured), the new warehouse space means that for anybody in need of anything for their pooch, Slickers Doghouse is most certainly the place to go!

But that’s not all. Padstow is known around the UK as one of the top foodie towns for humans, and now, thanks to

For more information call 07917 700071 or visit www.slickersdoghouse.co.uk

As we transition back to being together after lockdown, Wild Tipi are heartened by the amount of enquiries from businesses determined to bring the outdoors in and the inside out, and their business is expanding with an additional three Giant Tipi’s this year! Available to hire to accommodate the increased demand in outdoor spaces throughout the south west, the team are excited to be working with some incredible businesses this year, all doing their utmost to ensure the safety of their visitors. For more information call 07714 738022 or visit www.wildtipi.co.uk

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Time for a treat

Make the most of home with Kernow Springs he past year has een defined y ti e spent at home and out in the garden. Now, as we look forward to spring and summer, this is a theme that seems set to continue, and there are few better ways to make the most of your time outdoors than with a ernow prings wood fired hot tu or sauna.

While many of us have been trying out home-made remedies and at-home spa days, nothing quite beats the real thing. To celebrate being able to welcome clients back, Dr Stolte and his team at MEDfacials have put together an incredible offer for a complete skin rejuvenation that will leave you looking and feeling amazing. For a limited time, if you book in for a Wrinkle Relaxation Treatment and Profhilo, you will be gifted a luxurious Hydrafacial Express treatment, worth £99, for free! So, what do these treatments involve? “Profhilo is akin to an injectable moisturiser. Using a hyaluronic acid base, Profhilo stimulates collagen and elastin production, leaving your skin looking naturally plumped and more youthful. Hydrafacial, is MEDfacials’ newest facial treat. Combining an array of treatments and hydrating serums, a Hydrafacial has zero downtime and can help combat dry, ageing, acne-prone or dull-looking skin. Combined, these treatments will leave you looking and feeling more youthful and vibrant – the perfect antidote to a year of lockdown! For more information call 01872 229740 or visit www.medfacials.com

he enefits are endless there’s no need for electricity and they look completely at one with the great outdoors, making them the perfect addition to your garden. There are a host of health enefits to owning a hot tub too, including stress relief and even improved sleep, and for those simply searching for the ultimate in relaxation, nothing quite compares to the enveloping warmth of your own garden spa on a clear su er’s e ening o find out ore and to see Kernow Springs’ gorgeous hot tubs

for yourself, be sure to visit the showroom at Trevisker Garden Centre, Padstow. For more information call 07779 374017 or visit www.kernowsprings.co.uk

Beautiful blooms for hospice care Cornwall Hospice Care’s popular Open Gardens scheme is back for 2021. Now in its 9th year, the event gives supporters the chance to visit private picturesque Cornish gardens. Last year the scheme was cancelled, but Event Organiser Hayley Cayton is optimistic: “We all need to get out and we’re hoping for a roaring success, helping to raise vital funds for our two hospices at Mount Edgcumbe in St Austell and St Julia’s in Hayle that have remained open 24/7 throughout the pandemic.” Regular supporting gardens include The Lodge near Bodmin and the Tanglewood Wild Gardens near Penzance. New participants include Arundell on the north Cornish coast and the Trevince Estate near Redruth.

Cornwall Hospice Care is also launching a selection of virtual garden visits. The videos aim to give people who’re still unsure about venturing out, a chance to view gardens from their own homes. For more information call 01726 66868 (option 3) or visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk

Spring is in full swing at The UpperDeck With stunning marina views and a light and bright space in which to enjoy your meal, it’s well worth making the trip to The UpperDeck in Falmouth, especially with a menu showcasing the best the Cornwall has to offer, with foodie in uen es fro around the world here is also a great selection of local ales, worldwide beers and wines, and a superb choice of spirits to wash it all down with – just make sure you ask about the gins, as there are quite a few!


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For those seeking a venue for an intimate gathering, birthday party, or business meeting, the newly finished fun tion roo , a aila le for private hire, is the perfect space. And when you add to this the fact that the restaurant is set to once again resume its schedule of monthly band nights, The UpperDeck becomes a must-visit for anybody who’s missed the atmosphere of a day or evening out over the last few months. For more information call 01326 450592 or visit www.upperdeckfalmouth.com


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News & views Now is the time

to retrain or boost your skills If you’ve yet to embark on the career path you’ve always dreamed of, no matter the reason, there’s never been a etter ti e to ta e your first steps

Dine in style

at Una Kitchen Perfectly placed in Carbis Bay for anybody seeking an afternoon’s exploration, culture and relaxation, is Una St Ives. At the heart of the resort is Una Kitchen, offering a warm friendly welcome to all. Award-winning and onte porary enus are in uen ed y editerranean a ours, with dishes su h as risotto, wood fired pi as and lo ally aught ussels, ust a a our of what you an e pe t from the ever-evolving foodie offering here. Day visitors can enjoy Una Kitchen, be it after a swim for a coffee and homemade cake, a light lunch on the terrace, or a seasonal cocktail and dinner to wind down the day. And for those looking for the ultimate indulgence, why not book a treatment in advance at Una Spa? With a carefully selected range of treatments using Elemis products, plus an indoor pool and Life Fitness Gym, a visit to Una St Ives will sooth or rejuvenate even the weariest bodies and minds. Tables, treatments and open leisure facilities need to be booked in advance, so if a visit to Una St Ives sounds like the post-lockdown remedy you need, be sure to plan ahead by booking your table online or by giving the team a call! For more information 01736 257000 or S visit Ad:Layout 1 28/8/18 14:46 Page 1 www.unastives.co.uk

Students who have gained a university ualifi ation fro the old rated Truro and Penwith College have turned their dream career into a reality, whether that’s starting a personal training business, teaching the next generation, or even working in Cornwall’s growing Health sector. Applications are now open for over 30 career-focused university-level courses that span more than 11 different subject areas.

If you’re ready for the next challenge or want to boost your career prospects while staying and studying in the place you love, then why not check out the college’s website to discover more? For more information call 01872 267000 or visit www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

Is your garden ready for summer? As government restrictions look set to continue easing, and with the summer just around the corner, what better time than now to start considering improvements and renovations in your garden? Such considerations often lead us to look to our fences, and whether those currently in place are really up to the job. Wooden fences, for example, often suffer during the cold, windy and rainy months and require a lot of TLC in order to maintain their allure. ColourFence is a great alternative to traditional wooden fencing, as it doesn’t require any maintenance for 25 years, looks beautiful with a different range of colours and combinations, and most importantly, keeps your garden safe and stylish. If you want to know more, why not give the team a call to arrange a free no-obligation quote and site survey?

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News & views Cornish adventures begin at The Park

For those planning a Cornish break, now is the time to secure the perfect base. With a superb choice of accommodation, an on-site restaurant with seasonally changing menus, plus indoor and outdoor facilities that include a children’s play area and a pool, he ar ornwall lo ated ust yards from Mawgan Porth beach – could ust e for you If you’re travelling with your furry friend in tow, no problem, as more than half of the properties on site are now dog friendly. If you’re in search of the ultimate holiday luxury, there are now 14 properties on site with their own private hot tubs, meaning that even those who prefer a night in will be able to relax in the utmost contemporary comfort. dd to all of this the fa t that the site is licensed for elopements and small, intimate weddings, and choosing The Park Cornwall for your next Cornish adventure comes highly recommended. For more information call 01637 860322 or visit www.theparkcornwall.com

Wave 7 Gallery excited to re-open

Wave 7 Gallery in Wadebridge is excited to once again be throwing open its doors. Welcoming lovers of all things creative, Wave 7 has been exhibiting quality art for more than 18 years, and is run by Victoria Mead, herself a creator of abstract mirrors. Featuring artists both well established and up and coming, with a usual calendar of wide-ranging contemporary exhibitions, Wave 7 displays a variety of pieces from an incredible selection of creatives, across a wide spectrum of mediums. These include new paintings by Katie Childs, glass y arol i s, ewellery fro Rach Richardson and stunning ceramics by Helen Ferris. Victoria is also loved for the wide range of courses which are hosted at the gallery, and whilst these may not be resuming straight away, there is certainly hope that they’ll return in the not-so-distant future.

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é ABOVE Sian introduces a Pod Studio

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mmersed in the seasons’ yearly cycles – where the outdoors is the studio and the elements are as much the media and tools as the paints and brushes – the School of Outdoor Art (SOOA) has been putting down creative roots for the last 20 years. Artist Sian Blunt (Pilley) and husband Drew Pilley (immerseoutdoors.co.uk) married on the land they bought in 2002, planting an orchard and a variety of fruit trees as wedding presents. Over the last three years, the fruits of their labour have begun to blossom. ian studied art first at al outh rt College in the early 90s, specialising in painting. She then went onto study community, therapy, public and contextual arts alongside de eloping her own fine art practice at degree level at UWE Bower Ashton, Bristol. Her wide and ranging experiences include community and cultural projects, and teaching both children and adults in the creative arts and education sector. Development of her own commercial practice took a break whilst having children, but with regular sales and the odd commission, she is now receiving further support from Cultivator – an EU funding stream that innovates and expands the Cornish Creative industries – to progress this area further. As a developing artist, Sian feels best placed to support others who are attempting to dedicate more energy, time and motivation into their own artwork, having understood first hand the di ulties, fa ily pressures and exhaustion that often become a barrier to reaching creative aspirations.

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As a client of Cultivator, Sian was successfully awarded funding to design and collaborate with local companies to realise her vision of a Portable Outdoor Studio. The ‘POD’ Studio enables, with ease, established or budding artists to develop their arts practice in the outdoor environment. An easel and workstation that contains everything you need, within a box on wheels, means that you can ow naturally in your reati e u le’, uninterrupted by resource sharing and gathering that is often experienced in group classes or courses. o e people ay find a ourse situation intimidating, perhaps intense, interacting with people they have never met,” says Sian. “Although there is opportunity for skills sharing and connection with other participants on a SOOA course, the Pod Studios and the outdoor space allow participants to have a focused and peaceful environment to work through their processes independently, developing ideas in isolation yet connected to the natural world and their unique place within it; sharing in tandem with the group community but accommodated in your own personal space.”


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DISCOVER MORE The Pod Studios are available for local sketching groups and artist collectives, as well as those in need of space for their creative research project or art residencies. You can also book the Pod Studios for your event or premises, and if you’re an artist and wish to deliver a course as part of an SOOA programme, Sian and and Drew would love to hear from you. Simply email info@ schoolofoutdoorart.co.uk.


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Foraged tools for mark making

BELOW Discussing process

Sian sees the creative process as an aspect of the cyclical nature of the natural world: “We experience moments of contemplation and frustration, whilst making. The seed of an idea or creation can form which then requires effort and careful nurturing until we see the work bloom or come to fruition. Often along the way we can have moments of doubt that sometimes stunts growth, resistance to obstructions or unwanted judgments that attack our vulnerable shoots. Becoming familiar with this pro ess and seeing it re e ted a in nature, I believe supports our creative development. As we ‘harvest’ our work we then begin new work or the next project and the whole process begins again. “When I create I feel a connection to something beyond words – stillness, yet a ow, ontinues ian he od tudios almost reverse the concept of an art studio, where the internal is the personal physical space. Being in the expansive outdoors, somehow brings you closer to the internal workings of yourself, enhanced by a creative focus. Something that our busy lives and busy minds sometimes struggle to achieve and permit. I can’t say that the experience will always be relaxing. Often the creative process is emotive and can surface frustrations. It is only then that a sense of accomplishment or achievement occurs. By moving through some aspect of failure or mistake we begin to trust the process and grow a resilience to going beyond our comfort zones. This to me embodies the creative process and the joy I feel from making art as you overcome hallenges and self dou t

riginally designed as a pop up’ usiness with some courses at The Croft, alongside a travelling programme of mobile art school opportunities, supporting local and national events, the current climate has reshaped the programme to embed further at the parcel of land just off the A30 near Camborne. Hidden off the beaten track, it is situated surprisingly near to civilisation – centrally positioned in the heart of mining landscape just 20 minutes equidistant from the stunning north and south oast’s liffs, ea hes, fishing illages and creeks. SOOA is very much a movable feast with ‘outside the box’ ideas and suggestions of how these ingenious, imaginative creative stations an e used in infinite ways s an example, collaborations with Immerse Outdoors have taken the SOOA to the water with sketching and painting courses on the Helford river. Based at Gweek Classic oatyard, a eet of anadian anoes are set to go up the creek with a sketchbook again this season, with experiences ranging from wildlife and birdwatching and drawing courses, to a day on the river gathering source material to develop back at The Croft as part of a two or three day painting ourse ther olla orations ha e in luded four day reati e family art residencies, and combined activities with schools, Brownie, Guide and Ranger groups, rotating with art, craft, archery and stand up paddle oarding, to na e ut a few Both Sian and Drew have extensive combined professional career backgrounds in the outdoor, education and arts sectors, teaching and lecturing as well as designing and o ordinating o unity e ents and projects for at least the past 20 years. With SOOA, their organically developing range of courses and events is constantly expanding, annually offering a balanced programme that will appeal to all interests and abilities, rotating around the seasons. Traditional painting courses such as this year’s Andrew Barrowman ‘Painting the


DISCOVER MORE Upcoming courses include, Printmaking, Still Life, Life Drawing, Collage, Place Based art and Visual Storytelling. Visit schoolofoutdoorart. co.uk to find out more. Alternatively, email info@ schoolofoutdoorart.co.uk to subscribe to ‘disseminare’ – a free quarterly newsletter with news on upcoming courses, artists, and updates from The Croft.


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Seasons’ courses are offered as a standalone day course, or discounted as a block booking of multiple courses that lead you progressively through painting techniques and the seasonal changes in the landscape. Not only will participants take away a completed piece on board using oil paints, but also their very own high quality School Of Outdoor Art drawing board sketchbook. Processing your own medium is another regular feature, with this year’s programme hosting inspirational artists within this field, su h as earth pig ent e pert, eter Ward, and Flora Arbuthnott – a botanical pigment specialist from Plants and Colour, currently based in Devon. The ‘Elements’ half day series of courses, designed by Sian, focus on embracing the outside environment as an interactive aspect of the wor he first ourse in ay onsiders fire’ and the ediu we produ e fro it arti ipants will e perien e a ing their own willow charcoal and come away with a bundle of their own produced drawing media and sketchbook to carry forward into their own creative practice. “Our need to deepen our creative connection with the natural world has never been more timely,” concludes Sian. “As changes to our climate are accelerating at unprecedented rates, the planet depends on our awareness and willingness to contribute to the drastic impacts we collectively will need to make. Education, adaption, imaginative solutions and creative resilience are tools that will support a sustainable future for generations to come. SOOA hopes to play a part in symbiotic appreciation and developmental learning of the natural world and our place within it, as READ we move nearer to environmental and social challenges we are inevitably facing.” DISCOVER MORE o find out ore a out W thee dis hool For more creative Cornish coveofr houtdoor w Cornish inspiration, turn to page 75 to read Art, to book a course andto to ge read Traditional t thmore e moabout Cottages he st out of th this month’ guide. lps owners Sian and Drew’s incredible story so far, be eir holiday s ‘On display’ home by th e sea. ver the la sure to visit www.schoolofoutdoorart.co.uk. st tw

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THE LONG HOUSE An immensely pretty, Grade II listed 16th century former farmhouse set in picturesque gardens, in the sought-after parish of St Kew.

INFORMATION G rade I I listed f ormer f armhouse S outh f acing T hree bedrooms E n-suite shower to bedroom one M any beautif ul period details Home office summer house D elightf ul gardens and grounds L arge parking area


ocated in a St Kew – a settlement mentioned in the Domesday book – The Long House enjoys a prominent yet secluded position, just a short distance from the rugged north coast. The property retains many of its original features, blending them seamlessly with more contemporary elements. Exposed beams can be found in most rooms, as can natural wood or ornish slate ooring, and it’s these traditional materials and features that characterise The Longhouse, combining with an otherwise neutral, contemporary décor to create a palpably relaxed ‘house in the country’ vibe. The accommodation comprises three bedrooms, including a master with its own en suite. Downstairs, a generous sitting room with a granite firepla e and wood urner invites you to sit and relax for the evening, whilst a fabulous kitchen diner with exposed beams and an Aga at its heart, completes the house’s farmhouse feel. Outside, the property is approached from a lane via double gates, opening onto a large gravelled parking area. To the front of the house is a full-width patio framed with planted borders – a lovely spot to enjoy the sun all day – and to the east, a mature hedged boundary provides plenty of privacy. Keep going to the south side and you’ll find a secluded, enclosed sun-trap patio – the perfect sunny spot, whether you’re entertaining with

a barbeque or simply enjoying some peace and quiet. Finally, to the rear of the house, there is a ti er uilt ho e o e studio workshop – perfect for hobbyists or for those working from home. Combining a superb location within easy reach of all that the north coast has to offer, with characterful accommodation and private grounds that are a pleasure to spend time in, The Long House is a rare opportunity for anybody looking for their own slice of quintessential Cornwall.


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The Liner, Falmouth, living up to Acorn's ethos: different by design

ver the last 25 years, Acorn has become established as a specialist in bespoke medium-sized, awardwinning housing developments – in areas where the need for quality new homes outstrips supply, across the south west of England, London and south Wales. Priding themselves on being ‘different by design’, each team across the country puts creativity and sustainability at the forefront of each development, ensuring that the homeowner gets the very best from their modern home. With an in-house team of architects, interior designers, town planners, surveyors and construction managers, Acorn can be trusted to make the most of every opportunity. Together with its research, sales and marketing teams, Acorn specialises in creating and delivering the best scheme for each individual site and community. That last point is particularly important; community is always at the heart of what Acorn does, and as Melanie Omirou, Executive Group Managing Director and

Funding Director, says: “We strive to put the needs of our o unities first whether that’s creating jobs in local areas or creating homes that are accessible for a range of uyers, fro first ti e uyers to downsi ers or investors.” This approach to development has seen Acorn become one of the most successful companies of its kind in the UK, the recent launch of Acorn Property Invest comes as no surprise, but what exactly is it? In short, Acorn Property Invest allows people to ultimately invest in the property market through a modern approach. “We have a Bond offering and a Preference Share,” says Melanie. “Our Preference Shares offer in estors the han e to share in our profits y investing directly in our Cotswolds scheme, Ashton Fields.” This unique freehold site promises to provide bespoke homes for a range of occupiers and at the same time, regenerate this once-vibrant community. “These Preference Shares have been structured with the investor’s security in

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é ABOVE The Courtyard at Duporth

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ABOVE Location is, of course, paramount, and Constantine Bay is one of the best!

mind,” continues Melanie, “so offer a rate of return regardless of profita ility, ut also gi e in estors a share of our profits e now also have an ISA eligible Bond offering – allowing our investors an opportunity to potentially invest through an ISA.” To help investors in their decision making, Acorn favours transparency in its plans for the future, and how it foresees growth and opportunity to continue to build projects that are not only profita le and strategi , ut are also led by the company’s moral principles. “Our plan going forward,” reveals Melanie, “is essentially under three pillars: south west, sustainability and community. “Firstly, we plan to focus the growth of our business in the south west – an area that we see as the most positive for housing opportunities.” With positive population growth, great employment opportunities, improved transportation links and great schools, Melanie explains that current demand far outweighs supply. “Alongside this,” she elaborates, “we will maintain a wide variety of projects in each region to meet demand from a broad selection of buyers, ensuring Acorn’s business is not reliant on any one sector or region, therefore ensuring we have developments accessible to all buyers.” Secondly, Acorn intends to uphold a commitment to the highest standards of sustainability and design throughout every scheme. Indeed, since its inception in 1995, Acorn has continued to implement design strategies and innovative technologies aimed at steadily improving the environmental impact of its homes. As Melanie says: “We believe that a focus on sustainability and wellbeing should be at the absolute forefront of everything we do.” This is where Acorn Green comes in. Acorn Green is the embodiment of Acorn’s commitment to the implementation of the best possible design and technologies to further drive down the carbon footprint of each of its homes, and move towards long-

LEFT Homes at Treglos are designed with sustainability in mind BELOW Homes at The Courtyard, Duporth

term sustainable housing in communities. “As we have always done,” says Melanie, “each development we design and build is looked at on its own merits. There is no standard layout or design, and this approach also applies to sustainability. As technology evolves, so do our homes; the way in which we live is constantly changing, and our innovative thinking ensures we can respond in a way that’s pro-active.” Finally, Acorn will continue to champion its response to the housing crisis in this country, which as Melanie says, “goes beyond the architectural principles and urban design theories, but deals with the future needs of our communities.” “At Acorn,” concludes Melanie, “we understand a community’s history and aspirations, its lifestyle and collective memories, and seek to create animated and functional urban forms that not only cater to identifia le lo al de ographi and e ono i needs, but that reinforce the continuity of a neigh ourhood’s hara ter and a our If these plans for the future interest you and you’d li e to find out ore a out the rewards you could reap from this or any of Acorn’s other investment opportunities, then be sure to visit the website or get in touch with the Investor Services Team.

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OF DESIGN We take a look at an impressive project recently completed by Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories – perhaps the highest conservatory in Cornwall!

é MAIN A beautiful solution in an equally gorgeous location


é INSET The conservatory now makes the most of views across the harbour

riding themselves on quality design and craftsmanship, the team at Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories create unique, bespoke designs that truly enhance the homes of their clients. The company has more than 35 years' experience and has nurtured a reputation for quality, both in terms of the products they supply and install, and the attention to detail and craftsmanship that they bring to each and every project. To give you an idea of what we mean, and so that you needn’t just take our word for it, we caught up with one of Philip Whear’s recent clients, Keith and Sarah Hancock, and asked them to tell us about their experience. We’re sure you’ll agree, that the finished result is nothing short of spectacular! “Recently, Sarah and I have been lucky enough to li e in our top oor at o erloo ing the water across to Flushing,” explains Keith. “It’s in a stack of three on a very old granite pier sticking out into Falmouth Harbour.” hese, e plains eith, were the first part of the Admirals Quay development, started in 1990. “Being where we are, we have a roof garden.

This was accessed by a spiral staircase leading to a timber greenhouse, which, being so exposed, was suffering and leaking. We agreed with the planners and our management company to improve the access with a straight stair ight and to eep the weather out of our living area below with a new, larger conservatory.” So how did they go about achieving their vision? “There are plenty of conservatory makers in the county,” says Keith, “but few who are capable of running a job like this, where the installation required scaffolding o ing out of the sea, around the ats and over our chimney.” In fact, he reveals that the new structure had to be 20 metres high and fully weather protected with a roof and sides. What’s more, “all of the old structure had to come down via a hoist, and similarly, new equipment had to go up it, 15 metres above the courtyard.” “That requirement thinned out the suppliers list onsidera ly, eith re eals he final shortlist of two comprised a timber frame solution from out of county, and Philip Whear,


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who work with timber, uPVC and aluminium. We felt that a combination of uPVC and aluminium would do the best job both for ease of installation and longe ity hat finally sealed the deal, was that the Philip Whear tea were onfident enough to e o e the main contractor, thus giving the couple a clear path of quality and responsibility. “Not even Cornwall’s special weather or Covid could de e t the e lai s eith hat was also clear to both parties was that with a 30 year old, weather-affected site, where we were removing much original equipment, we would encounter all sorts of odd problems such as how to ‘lose’ the old circular stairwell. It is clear that I wouldn’t be writing this review if it had gone badly!” It’s clear to see then that Philip Whear went the extra mile, and as Keith tells us: “We had a variety of staff on site for over four months, and they remained considerate, trustworthy, exceptionally helpful and

pleasant to have around. Despite all the ine ita le site pro le s, we finished on time, on budget, and friends! I’ve been in the construction industry for many years, and there are few companies of whom I can say that.” You can see more examples of the work that the Philip Whear team are proud to be a part of by visiting the website. Better still, if you’ve been considering a project like Sarah and Keith’s for your own home and are looking for a company that can professionally bring your dream to life, no matter how tricky the job, then be sure to get in touch.


This project was by no means straightforward é ABOVE

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Keeping Cornwall


If you’re in the throes of buying or selling your Cornish home, then perhaps Mark and the team at Britannia Lanes can help…


ritannia Lanes is a well-established company with Cornish roots, having nurtured a strong reputation across the south west as one of the UK’s pre ier storage and re o al fir s e’re interested to catch up with company Director Mark Lane, to get his take on the current Stamp Duty holiday, the effect it’s having on the Cornish market, and what potential uyers an do to apitalise on it ith the ta p uty holiday e tended until the end of June, the Cornish market is especially buoyant right now, with more people than ever seizing the opportunity to sell their homes and make that long-awaited o e to ornwall nd this is a trend that, Mark believes, is set to continue, due to a nu er of reasons ot only ha e three lockdowns left homeowners seeking more space at home and a healthier home lifestyle, ar e plains he rise of re ote wor ing is also giving many the opportunity to live their dream of moving to our region full ti e, rather than ust for holidays But with such an increase in the volume of sales, the process of buying a home here is ine ita ly ta ing longer o illustrate the point, Mark reveals that because estate agents aren’t currently allowing viewings until usto ers ha e sold their e isting properties, by the time they then start to look for a new home and get an offer agreed,


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é INSET Thinking about upgrading to a lifestyle by the sea?

the time between selling their home and pur hasing the ne t an e etween si to eight wee s his, he says, eans that customers not wanting to lose the sale are ha ing to o plete on the e isting property, then move into storage until their new ho es o plete Fortunately, Britannia Lanes is here to help ot only an you enefit fro contactless video surveys, advice to help plan and udget your o e, and an e ient and professional removals service on a day that suits your schedule, you can also make the most of Britannia Lanes’ state-of-the-art storage facilities, choosing from a range of services tailored to your indi idual re uire ents his eans that if you’re fa ed with an e tended waiting ti e between selling your current house and pur hasing the ne t whi h is li ely o er the o ing onths you an rest assured that your belongings will be safe and secure for as long as you re uire s if this wasn’t enough, we re ently heard news that Mark and the team are in the throes of launching a state-of-the-art, contactless, satellite self-storage facility in south ornwall the first of its ind in the u hy e as e, and e ruit ent anager, arah ane, to tell us ore he

idea is that you can just turn up and choose the si e of roo you re uire, she e plains ou will then o plete your ontra t digitally on a machine that will then give you an a ess ode into the fa ility he plan is, that this will ust e the first of any of these a ross ornwall t’s i portant for us as a company, and for our customers, that we are agile and o e with the ti es e’re used to having peaks and troughs as our business obviously follows the sometimesolatile housing ar et ur satellite storage will help manage this, both in terms of our usiness and our usto ers’ needs t will also mean for those whose busy schedules ha e less e i ility, that they an anage their storage as and when they need it ll of this eans that whate er you re uire when it comes to moving home, Mark, Sarah and the tea ha e you o ered nd at a time when navigating the process of buying a new home has never been more stressful, it really is reassuring to know that Britannia anes are there to help


01872 5 60147 cornwall@britannialanes.co.uk www.britannialanes.co.uk


Taking the stress out of your move is what Britannia Lanes does best

DID YOU KNOW? Britannia Lanes offers contactless video surveys with lots of advice on the website to help you plan and budget your move. And with a team that’s well-versed in handling large influxes of work, you can be assured of a removal date that suits your busy schedule.

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GARDENS Mid Cornwall Landscaping offer the latest trends and top tips for getting your garden summer ready.

ABOVE Is your garden ready for the warmer months ahead? é


s the evenings draw out and the first signs of spring appear, now’s the ti e to a e a start on spru ing up your garden for the war er onths ahead hether you re updating an esta lished garden or starting fro s rat h, the tea at id ornwall ands aping td share their top tips on how you an a e the ost of your outside spa e Bring the inside out ith our in reasingly usy lifestyles, we should onsider the garden an outside roo an e tension of the house his way, it e o es our san tuary, a pla e to unwind and a e the ost of the outdoor lifestyle that any of us lo e a out li ing in ornwall ore than e er the garden is e o ing our sitting roo , it hen and dining roo and this year, outdoor seating, fire pits, hideaways and outdoor it hens will ontinue to e a priority

GET EXOTIC In Cornwall’s sub-tropical climate, many exotic plants can survive and thrive, a trend that’s steadily on the rise. Why not consider introducing something exotic to your garden?

Grow your own any of us are in reasing the a ount of fresh fruit and eg that we eat, so why not grow your own ot only an you ensure your food’s pro enan e, eating what you’ e grown yourself is also in redi ly satisfying hether you’re ust eginning or are an e perien ed allot enteer’, growing your own is only set to grow in popularity, e that in pots, orna ental orders or dedi ated egeta le gardens

Add some colour lthough the palette of ool pastels and sil ers re ains popular, hot reds, yellows and oranges are a ing a o e a , with spe ies li e dahlias and hrysanthe u s gaining popularity lanted against a dar foliage a drop or ontrasting oloured wall or fen e, they a e a real state ent lternati ely, a olourful pie e of furniture on a dar slate patio an loo fa ulous Go natural nstead of trying to ta e your natural en iron ent, why not wor with it instead en the s allest orner an e gi en o er to pro ote io di ersity an area of grass an e left to grow longer or sown with wild owers any of the popular perennials and grasses are ideal for pro iding ha itat and food sour es to attra t irds and inse ts a ing lands aping hoi es in har ony with nature an e in redi ly rewarding and ertainly does not ean o pro ise id ornwall ands aping are there to help you with all your garden and lands aping needs for , offering ad i e, design and e en a full planting and onstru tion ser i e hy not gi e the tea a all and get your pro e t off the ground

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CORNWALL Oltco continues to expand around the UK, which means more local job opportunities at its headquarters right here in Cornwall.

INSET Oltco Directors, Johnny Pearce and Tom Stringer


s Oltco, the UK’s leading sustainable resin driveway company, continues to grow and evolve around the UK, it’s great to hear that Directors, Tom Stringer and Johnny Pearce, are continuing to focus on their roots, growing their Cornish based team and creating job opportunities for local people. In fact, we've learnt that Oltco recently expanded the installation team with the addition of two new Trowellers, Carlos and Bradley, son and step-son of Oltco Account Manager, Loida Ramirez. This brings the installation team up to a total of six, and if Oltco’s continued growth is anything to go by, we can expect that number to continue increasing. Also recently hired is Kris Evans, who regular readers of Cornwall Living may remember from our last issue. Kris, Oltco Cornwall’s new Sales Support Manager, is responsible for carrying out site visits and ensuring the operations are running smoothly. But much like the rest of the team, his skillset is somewhat multifaceted, and last issue he even offered us his top garden tips, to help get our gardens ship-shape

for the spring and summer season. Carlos, Bradley and Kris represent but a fraction of the growth Oltco has seen in recent months. In fact, in 2020 alone, Oltco launched a total of 16 new franchises across the UK, at the same time expanding its HQ team by hiring Tash Eldon as e upport, as well as re ruiting fi e new Account Managers – Elliott Jolly, Loida Ramirez, Laina Ferris, Jenni Cullis and Linzi Goodman – all of whom are based in Cornwall. With 36 areas franchised in total, and with more planned for 2021 (as well as an e pansion of the ornwall o e , it’s fair to say that Oltco will only continue to provide more jobs to local people. At a time when job opportunities in the Duchy have perhaps never been more highly coveted, this is a reassuring thought indeed.


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n o i t a r i insp Not sure where to begin with your home interior project? If so, why not enlist the help of Eve Hughes Interior Design Ltd?

C ABOVE Does your décor bring out the best in your property? RIGHT Eve Hughes specialises in bespoke curtains, blinds and soft furnishings

elebrating 10 years as a business last summer and with more than 20 years’ experience of understanding both her trade and her clients’ needs, Eve Hughes of Eve Hughes Interior Design Ltd is a highly motivated individual with an inherent air for design, olour and attention to detail. Offering a professional service to her clients, Eve specialises in bespoke curtains, blinds and soft furnishings and manages projects from simple revamps to large-scale overhauls. er ai is si ple to e pertly re e t her clients’ personal styles and tastes. All soft furnishings are made in their workroom here in Cornwall and for anybody in need of a professional installation service, the team can help with that too. Eve also offers a whole range of other products and services; for those unsure where to begin, these include consultation and measuring, as well as expert advice on fabrics, paints, curtain poles, tracks and wall coverings. Eve works with lots of different fabric houses; Designers Guild, Colefax & Fowler, Christopher Farr Cloth and Romo to na e ust a few f you re adding finishing touches or need help choosing the perfect sofa, Eve has access to an array of different furniture brands and interior accessories too. Whilst covering the south west, Eve also works in London and across the UK, helping homes and boutique hotels achieve their dream look. In fact, Eve and the team are currently working on a project in Vienna which began in 2018 – their second project in Austria! Whether you're after a single cushion, hoping to update your entire home, or if your interiors are feeling tired and in need of a refresh, why not contact Eve and make a start on your project?

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We ask Owen Skinner, founder of Intelligent Installations, why Cornish property owners should consider smart-home technologies.


ringing to Cornwall a wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of his field, wen inner, founder and ire tor of ntelligent nstallations, is an authority when it o es to s art ho e’ te hnology ut what e a tly does this ter ean n essen e, a s art ho e is one that incorporates high-end equipment in order to make it easier to use than a normal house ften, this e uip ent is ontrolla le fro one si ple app, on in wall i ads or tou h s reens t an e used to ontrol your lighting, heating, audio isual e uip ent, se urity and , ut the real tri , a ording to wen, is a ing the te hnology disappear ortunately, he and his tea share a passion for enhan ing the user e perien e, and whether it’s for a ho e or usiness, their ai is always to install produ ts that are uni ue to the industry, a ing the finished result not only easy to use, ut an uno trusi e oy that e o es the entrepie e of ost properties andling e ery aspe t of your s art ho e installation, in luding o er ial grade i i and where re uired , wen e plains ur ethos is to ensure that ea h ho e syste is si ple and fun for e ery ody to use

hether it’s eing a le to ui ly and easily re all a o ple set of lighting le els throughout your property, or swapping multiple home cinema controls for one easy to use ta let with a eautiful olour tou h s reen, the enefits of s art ho e te hnology are easy to en isage or holiday ho e owners, there is the added per of pea e of ind the a ility to he in’ on your property fro anywhere in the world, not only to he that guests are happy, ut to ensure that the heating is on and that all syste s are wor ing as they should e hat’s ore, a fully fun tional s art ho e is sure to te pt ore oo ings throughout the year, fro fa ilies een to stay in the ery est onte porary a o odation ith a world of te hnology at his fingertips, and a tea that’s happy to help with pro e ts of all si es, e it fitting a new ine a roo or odernising your usiness wor pla e, if you’d li e to find out ore, then e sure to onta t wen at ntelligent nstallations


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We find out how Cornish company, Wildscape, can help those of you hoping to get your gardens ready for the warmer months ahead.


lways one of the most desirable features of a home, our gardens now ABOVE é take centre stage like never before. Are you making the From having fun with family and most of your friends to relaxing in the peace and quiet of outside space? your own private sanctuary, making the most of your outdoor space often transforms how you enjoy your home. One of Cornwall’s leading landscape companies, Wildscape creates beautiful, espo e gardens to fit you and your lifestyle With an emphasis on providing landscapes and services that encourage important pollinators and wildlife, their aim is to create both visually stunning and ecologically sympathetic designs. Interested to learn more, we hear from Morna in Luscombe, who recently enlisted the help of Wildscape to bring her outdoors to life: “They started in February as promised and have been professional, reliable, knowledgeable and hardworking throughout the transformation of our garden,” she explains. “More than that, they have been a pleasure to work with, always on time and not at all intrusive. We are thrilled with the transformation of our garden.” From detailed meetings and visualisations for larger landscaping and construction projects to tree services, landscape builds,

design, domestic and commercial ground care, Wildscape prides itself on delivering a reliable, professional service on each individual project. The team adopts a considerate approach by using almost silent electrical machinery with no emissions, ensuring a peaceful environment for clients and minimising disturbance to wildlife. “Their technical knowledge is top-notch,” says Richard, another happy Wildscape client, “and they are extremely conscientious in their approach with the clients’ needs and wants always the top of their priorities. What resulted was a landscaped garden, outdoor structures, and spaces that went beyond our expectations.” With a large client base, from commercial clients such as Falmouth University, through to smaller, domestic gardens, you can feel onfident that ilds ape an find the est, most environmentally considerate solution to your garden landscaping needs.


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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 Pelynt, Bude and Truro.

Cardwen Farm and Cottages, Pelynt Set in the grounds of Cardwen Farm, in the village of Pelynt and close to Looe and Polperro on the south Cornish coast, is a delightful group of holiday cottages which have all undergone a complete renovation, now providing stylishly comfortable living accommodation. Cardwen Farmhouse, Lily Cottage, Hook Cottage and Erin Cottage make up this lovely collection of properties. With a combined number of 11 bedrooms, this an ideal place to be able to stay as a large family or a group of friends wanting to stay close to one another but with their own separate cottages. Each cottage has been sympathetically restored using subtle pastel tones and soft furnishings which complement the buildings and their surroundings, and all consideration has been taken to make them into very comfortable holiday cottages. There is also a large spacious shared landscaped garden, with big open lawns and plenty of seating to enjoy, all with views across the local countryside. Located just three miles from the south coast, Cardwen Farm is the ideal place for those looking for a beach holiday. There is plenty to visit in the area, from castles to museums, and being within an easy drive of some of Cornwall’s most famous attractions, such as The Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the cathedral city of Truro, what better place to enjoy your holiday?

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STAY Fairway, Bude Fairway has been refurbished from top to bottom, without exception. Understated elegance is enhanced by bespoke furniture and original artwork from local artists. Two living rooms offer endless opportunities to relax. Children, back from the beach, sandy toes soaked away in one of the seven bathrooms, will delight in the games room complete with pool table. And after a busy day of adventure, the kitchen is wellequipped for preparing dinner and crisp bedroom linens invite tired bodies to sleep like babies. The private designer garden at Fairway has a distinct Mediterranean feel with its Italian porcelain patio, cedar clad fencing and built-in seating area with garden table. Surfers and sand lovers can rinse off under the outdoor warm water shower before soaking away any cares in the cedar hot tub – heaven! Take a short stroll from Fairway House and you’ll find yourself o erloo ing the o ean holiday here offers instant access to north Cornwall’s incredible outdoor playground. From endless beach days building sandcastles and scouring the rock pools to the more grown-up pastimes of long cliff walks, working up an appetite for lunch at award-winning seafood restaurants, no-one is left out. This is a great place to holiday all year round, with easy access to some of Cornwall's best allweather attractions.

01288 354470 www.elitewestholidays.co.uk

The Old Chapel Loft, Truro Available to let through Toad Hall Cottages, The Old Chapel Loft sleeps four across two bedrooms and is an absolutely delightful base from which to enjoy your next Cornish escape. With its Gothic architectural style and eyecatching stained-glass windows, The Old Chapel Loft offers spacious contemporary living in this two bedroomed apartment. Its galleried mezzanine level with en-suite facilities and stylish open-plan living, under the impressive iron trusses and imposing barrel-vaulted roof, shows off its rich history and striking design. he property lies an easy fi e inute wal from the main line train station, positioned next to the peaceful parkland ‘Victoria Gardens’. Chapel Loft has a superb view of a stone built viaduct, and is a short fi e inute wal to the ity entre, with theatres, fine restaurants, the i pressi e athedral, a large exciting street market and everything else that Cornwall’s capital has to offer. Truro is also ideally situated for exploring the north, south and west coasts of Cornwall, offering a diverse range of activities. Perfect for families, or for a joint couples’ escape, if you’re looking for a unique and characterful base that’s in prime position for whatever kind of Cornish adventure you might have in mind, The Old Chapel Loft needs seeing to be believed!

01503 272303 www.toadhallcottages.co.uk


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Steeped in history, The Falmouth Hotel offers some of the finest luxury hotel accommodation in the Duchy.

ABOVE The 'Grande Dame' of Falmouth



nown as the ‘Grande Dame of al outh’, the al outh otel 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. For decades it has been an oasis for those see ing the finest le el of luxury from their time away, including Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon, as well as Beatrix Potter and her family, who would isit e ery spring n fa t, eatri ’s first e er picture letter was penned to Noel Moore from the Falmouth Hotel, in the fashion that was to e o e her trade ar ha e o e a ery long way in a puff puff to a pla e in ornwall, she wrote, where it is ery hot and there are palm trees in the gardens and a ellias and rhododendrons in ower whi h are ery pretty Fast forward to now and the Falmouth Hotel retains its sterling reputation, offering its renowned stamp of luxury hotel accommodation alongside the recent addition of luxury lodges on the hotel grounds. Offering a choice of two or three bedrooms and with all the enefits and fa ilities that The Falmouth Hotel has to offer, including a spa, indoor pool, fully e uipped gy , fine and asual dining, and fi e eautiful a res

of gardens and hildren’s a ti ities, the Falmouth Hotel lodges mean guests can enjoy the ery est of oth worlds Onto the location itself and Falmouth has much to offer those looking for the perfect Cornish getaway. Pendennis Castle is iewa le fro the hotel, a trip to whi h, for many, is too tempting to resist. Built during the reign of Henry VIII, Pendennis makes for a fascinating insight into Cornwall’s maritime history. Into the town centre and you’ll find that this ohe ian hi e of arts and culture, replete with independent boutiques, artisan shops, trendy bars and tempting eateries, is perfect for combining a spot of retail therapy with lunch by the water. Add to all of this Famouth’s popular beaches, including the stunning sands of yllyng ase, and o ine it all with the luxurious Falmouth Hotel, and it becomes clear why Falmouth has been the destination of choice for some of the UK’s most discerning holiday makers for more than a century.

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


C astle B each, Falmouth T R 11 4N Z 01326 312671 www.f almouthhotel.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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We discover how Cornish Traditional Cottages helps owners to get the most out of their holiday home by the sea.


ver the last two issues, we’ve been getting to now ornish raditional ottages, dis o ering how and why this alues led and fa ily run business could well be the best solution for anybody looking for an agency to handle the running of their ornish holiday let his month, we catch up again with Managing ire tor, eorge dward ollins, who tal s in more detail about what he and the team do. At the core of this business are holidaymakers – your guests – and since 1964, it has welcomed new and returning usto ers to ornwall, treating the , as George puts it, “as part of our extended fa ily his is why o er oo their holiday with us year in, year out – many multiple times a year. We focus on building our repeat business, so you don’t have to worry.” Working hard to get your property seen in all the right places, George and the team’s marketing strategy focuses on a combination of , pay per li ad ertising and user experience, with a website at the heart of the business that’s constantly updated, embracing new technologies and keeping up with the changing habits of your guests. ou’ll also find your property listed on a nu er of leading a liate we sites, helping to spread your reach and bring more potential guests to your listing. Add to this weekly email newsletters, print and digital advertisements, PR campaigns,

competitions and a social media following of more than 68,000, and you can rest assured your property is receiving the exposure and bookings it deserves. Flexibility is also fundamental to what George and his team do, and as he says: “We will aim to bespoke our service as best we can. If you don’t have the time or inclination to deal with marketing, sales, or booking administration, we’re happy to take care of that all for you. If, however, you’re looking to market yourself and are looking for assistance, then we are happy to work with you on a joint marketing basis, to make sure you can make the most from your holiday home.” Whatever your needs, there are a range of packages to help you get the most out of your holiday home. Add to these competitive o ission rates, and e en a fi e year commission plan that’s designed to give you an affordable point of entry with your first holiday rental, and ornish raditional ottages ui ly li es up to its ission state ent rusted ornish perts with raditional a ily alues’


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ëéABOVE This is a business that lives and breathes Cornwall BELOW Are you getting the most out of your holiday property?


DISCOVER MORE Cornish Traditional Cottages undertake an annual review of every single property, ensuring high standards are maintained for customers, reviewing your price structure, and suggesting ways to improve the level of your bookings.

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CONSULT THE EXPERTS Are you thinking of buying a holiday home to let here in Cornwall? If so, now is the ideal time to do so!

é ABOVE What do your guests want from your holiday home?

DID YOU KNOW? According to Cornish Cottage Holidays, some of the highest earning features chosen by guests include: • Outdoor space • Luxury homes • Woodburners • WiFi • Added value • Sustainable holidays


ornish Cottage Holidays’ Property Manager, Janine Woods, shares her many years of knowledge about buying and letting holiday properties in Cornwall. “In recent years, Britain has enjoyed a staycation boom with more of us choosing to holiday in the UK rather than abroad,” she explains. “Buying a holiday home to let can be a fun and highly lucrative endeavour, but it is important to do your homework.” The obvious place to start is via a quick phone call with the experts at Cornish Cottage Holidays. “We have been managing and marketing holiday homes successfully in Cornwall for more than 50 years,” says Janine. “We have the experience and knowledge to advise you on buying a holiday let and maximising the return on your investment.” Things you can ask include what the best places are in which to buy a holiday home. “Aside from your personal preference,” says Janine, “a prime tourist location will ensure a high volume of bookings and a good return on investment.” She elaborates that generally, the best locations are coastal, preferably with a sea view, and within walking distance of a beach or the coast path. “However, let’s not forget areas of natural beauty, peaceful countryside and picturesque towns and villages, which offer a different appeal.”

The next question is what do holidaymakers want from a holiday home? Janine and co. successfully let all types and styles, from character cottages to hypermodern apartments, and everything in between, including grand-country piles, rustic barns and luxury pads. “Ultimately,” explains Janine, “it all comes back to giving holidaymakers what they want.” Finally, you need to do your sums! “It’s a good idea to speak with us to establish what the potential income might be from your investment,” says Janine. “If you require finan ing to uy your holiday ho e, you will face increasingly stringent affordability criteria from mortgage lenders. They will often require a letter from a reputable holiday letting agent to onfir the anticipated gross weekly rental for the low, mid and high seasons.” Fortunately, Cornish Cottage Holidays is a recognised source for lenders and can provide a letter including an annual projected income to support your application. For more information, and for expert advice on how you might make the most of your Cornish holiday let, be sure to give the team a call!


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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.

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Atlantic Coast Holiday Park is the perfect setting for your family holiday, situated in a secluded location surrounded by the natural beauty of the sand dunes which lead to St Ives Bay. A short walk away, the Atlantic Ocean washes the shores of the golden sands of Godrevy and Gwithian beaches. The beautiful far-reaching views over to St Ives and the nearby iconic Godrevy Lighthouse, provide a stunning backdrop for holiday makers.

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Spring is a magical time of the year, perhaps nowhere more so than on the Lizard, and the Housel Bay Hotel is the perfect base from which to enjoy it.


Housel Bay is the perfect base for your Lizard escape

ABOVE RIGHT Give into wanderlust with a trip to the Lizard RIGHT Tuck into your choice from the new spring menu


s the temperatures rise with the onset of spring, the Lizard’s many and varied landscapes truly come to life, as wildlife re-emerges and the landscape begins exploding with colour. The season arrives earlier on the Lizard which, with its own microclimate, is almost frostfree, providing ideal growing conditions for a number of rare plants. These include the rare fringed rupturewort – a small, low-growing plant with yellow green owers ound in sandy and rocky habitats, it’s reported that in mainland Britain, there are no records of this plant anywhere else other than the Lizard since 2010 – testament to the uniqueness of this enigmatic peninsula. In short, spring on the Lizard is a transformative period that, for nature lovers, simply has to be experienced. At the Housel Bay Hotel, you’ll have the perfect base from which to enjoy this seasonal awakening, especially thanks to the new ‘Taste of the Season’ offer. This three-night stay includes meals at both restaurants – he erra e, and allowfields as well as a wel o e drin in ar oni’s ar allowfields offers à la carte, as well as a tasting menu with optional paired wines, and, with two Rosettes, has been nominated as ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’

in the Trencherman’s Guide. The Terrace, meanwhile, offers al fresco dining in the hotel’s stunning sea-view garden. This all means that after a day spent exploring the local area and engaging your senses with the sights, sounds and smells of the coast, you can retire to Housel Bay Hotel and satisfy that hearty sea-air appetite with your choice from the spring menus. Built with seasonal produce, much of which is sourced from around the peninsula, you’re sure not to be left disappointed. hen you’re finished, why not head a out for a walk at Lizard Point? With longer, warmer evenings, and dark skies that are free of light pollution, there is a palpable sense of magic in the air here as day turns to night. What’s more, for those who over indulged at dinner, there’s no better way to wash it down than drinking in the sun-burnt skies of a spectacular Lizard sunset.


DID YOU KNOW? The Housel Bay Hotel prides itself on delectable menus that are led by the availability of local produce. In fact, Head Chef, Joseph Fallowfield, is guided by the seasons, creating delicate and beautifully balanced dishes that are sure to leave you wanting more.


T he L iz ard, C ornwall T R 12 7P G 01326 5 675 00 stay @houselbay .com | www.houselbay .com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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Cornwall is, of course, a wonderful place to visit. But have you ever considered taking a private guided tour for a true Cornish experience?


fter working in the Duchy’s hospitality and tourism industry for more than 20 years, Louise West had a dream to set up her very own tour guide business. Drawing on her local knowledge and love for her county, ‘Experience Cornwall Tours’ was created to share, with visitors, Cornwall’s unique combination of beauty, heritage, culture and hospitality. “When I visit somewhere new, I want to really experience the place, meet its people, dis o er its se rets, find the ost s eni spots off the main tourist routes, and eat the local cuisine,” explains Louise. “So on all my tours, I offer guests just that. Not just a scenic tour, but a true Cornish experience.” On a tour with Louise, not only will you visit must-see attractions and hidden gems, but you will also have the opportunity to walk a stretch of the South West Coast Path, which is renowned as being one of the most spectacular coastal trails in the country. You’ll also explore Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, of which Cornwall has 12, delve into Cornwall’s mining heritage which has UNESCO status, and enjoy a traditional Cornish cream tea picnic to top off the whole experience.

A guided tour means that Louise and the team take care of all the driving, and if you have been lucky enough to visit Cornwall before, you will know that our narrow, high, dry stone walled lanes can be challenging to navigate. Not only will you have a safe outing while being driven by a ertified ad an ed dri er, you an e en e collected from your Cornish accommodation’s front door, which, of course, means no designated driver! You are on holiday after all, and there are plenty of award-winning beverages to enjoy with your lunch, which Experience Cornwall Tours can also make recommendations for. Put simply, with Louise’s friendly demeanour, professional attitude and expert local knowledge, a tour with Experience Cornwall Tours promises to be the highlight of your holiday.

ë ABOVE Louise West, founder of Experience Cornwall Tours é INSETS Make the most of your Cornish adventure

EXPERIENCE CORNWALL TOURS 01872 396143 bookings@experiencecornwalltours.co.uk www.experiencecornwalltours.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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From humble beginnings, Cornish Tea & Cornish Coffee only continues to grow.


he Cornish Tea & Cornish Coffee story began when owner and founder, Duncan Bond, saw a gap in the ar et and de ided to fill it with his own brand of Cornish tea. Now, Cornish ea offee produ ts are sold all o er the world, in luding o er , far shops and deli atessens as well as ig na es in the retail business – Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, to name a few. In regards to how the Cornish Tea story egan, un an e plains a in y sister in law was loo ing for tea that they ould ser e in their restaurant in ooe, we got hatting a out the tea a aila le to them. The question was asked, ‘isn’t there a ornish tea si ilar to or shire ea ’ wrote Cornish Tea on my hand and went on to see if it was possi le to produ e a uality ornish ea that ould o pete with the ig oys in the ar et pla e urns out it was aun hed in o e er , ornish ea offee pro ides uyers with high uality teas and offees using iodegrada le and plasti free aterials ow, al ost a decade on, and this superb Cornish company has grown fro an idea into an in redi le story of su ess ser ing the world, up y

up, with e eptional tea and offee that’s sustaina ly sour ed and pa aged nd sin e hu le eginnings wor ing out of an atti , as un an puts it he and the tea ha e only ontinued to grow, ha ing laun hed a plethora of new produ ts, in luding a re ently released range of loose leaf teas and infusions, and e en opened their own fa tory here in ornwall dd to this the fa t that the tea at ornish ea were re ently awarded rgani and status, and that un an and o ontinue to supply prestigious esta lish ents throughout the south west and eyond, and no dou t there are e en ore e iting ti es ahead for this stellar Cornish brand. In short, we think it's fair to say that this parti ular su ess story is far fro o er

ë ABOVE The Cornish Tea fleet, ready to roll out! é INSET Duncan Bond

THE CORNISH TEA & CORNISH COFFEE CO LTD L iskeard, C ornwall P L 14 3P Z 015 03 264476 moreteavicar@cornish-tea.co.uk www.cornish-tea.co.uk www.cornishcof f ee.com

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FOODIES! We discover why Castaways, Mylor, should be on your post-lockdown itinerary. ABOVE é A dream location, right by the water INSET Sumptuous seasonal menus built from local produce


astaways, for many, needs no introduction. Located on the water’s edge at Mylor Yacht Harbour, this well-established bar and restaurant enjoys one of Cornwall’s most picturesque settings, one where you can grab a coffee or a quick drink and simply watch the world on the water go by. But it’s not only the location that’s proven popular over the years; it’s also the perfect place to gather with friends and family and enjoy a sumptuous meal in good company, and after a year of lockdowns, with most of us eagerly awaiting a long-overdue catch up with our loved ones, that sounds like a fabulous prospect indeed! ou’ll find that the enu has so ething for everybody. Utilising the very best local ingredients, including seafood landed right on the restaurant’s doorstep in the harbour, everything on the menu is as fresh as it could be, which not only means un eata le a our, ut also that all dietary requirements can be catered for. What’s more, the team is incredibly proud of the accompanying wine list, and works with some superb Cornish suppliers to ensure you have the very best wines to pair with your food. Simply ask the team for their recommendations and they’ll be more than happy to help. In fact, the Castaways crew are always on hand and happy to help ensure you make the most of your time there. Whether it’s an impromptu meal and long-overdue catch

up with friends, a birthday party, or even a wedding reception; with two restaurants and exclusive dining areas to choose from, Castaways can tailor your event to your needs. They can also recommend some of the best walks in the local area, including dog-friendly beaches right on the doorstep. Add to this the fact that the restaurant itself is dog friendly, and Castaways is also a mustvisit for anybody exploring the area with their furry friend in tow. Finally, if you’re holidaying in the area and don’t feel like cooking, then why not make the most of Castaways’ takeaway service? Ideal for those who simply want to put their feet up without the hassle of cooking or getting ready for an evening out, simply give the team a call, order your choice from the tempting menu, and enjoy the chefs’ signature foodie air fro the o fort of your holiday home. Combining a fabulous waterside location with incredible food and second-to-none customer service, if you’ve missed the atmosphere of your favourite restaurants during the recent lockdown, then a trip to Castaways, Mylor, comes highly recommended.


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We hear from Cornish Rock Gin, and see what the family have been up to during the most recent lockdown.

etermined not to let another lockdown break their spirits, the Cornish Rock Gin Distillery family have used the time to dream up and produce two new fantastic gins, extending their popular ‘Bonanza Boys’ stable of gins to eight. And that’s not all. During what have, for most, been relatively quiet months, the Cornish distillery has also produced a further three rums – bringing the previous rum lineup of three up to six! The magic that is Cornish Rock Gin began in Cornwall when owners Angie and George were out walking their dog, Blue, on Rock beach. Once the idea came to them, they had decided to distil gin in small batches using natural Cornish spring water and amazing botanicals, and before long, they had set up a distillery in the beautiful, wooded Allen Valley eeping the a our and the o pany lo al he first gin to hit ornwall was their classic original gin, which is a wonderfully smooth tipple with a lingering aftertaste. This was swiftly followed by Pink Rock, a very dry gin enhanced by pink fermented

champagne grapes – a unique and incredibly popular taste. Next came Cornish Gold, again an exceptionally smooth gin with a peppery a our op tip this parti ular gin a es for a great dry martini! Cornish Gold was followed by Rock Blue Angel Gin, a fabulous gin in a rich blue colour, and a very smooth gentle gin taste. Soon after came Rock Orange Sunset, a light orange marmalade tasting gin, before the arrival of Rock Cherry Kiss – a well-rounded gin with more than a hint of cherries. Speaking with Angie and George, we learn that the first of the new gins is o ellow ellow affron, oasting a super a our profile with a deep yellow olour ou get the classic taste of gin with a rich saffron a our, e plains ngie he saffron is harvested locally on the Roseland peninsula, whi h is i portant, as ngie says, e ause with every gin we make, we strive for originality and finely sour ed ingredients, and no sour e of ingredients is finer than lo al i ply put, o ellow ellow Saffron is a true taste of Cornwall in a bottle.


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eorge ontinues inally, for now anyway (because we are always brainstorming and creating!) we have Rock Lemon Verbena gin. Once again, the lemon verbena is grown lo ally on the oseland peninsula, and this, he explains, produces a fabulously tangy citrus gin. Now, with your thirst well and truly sharpened, we move onto the rums which are forming a new branch in Cornish Rock Gin’s distillery nitially we ade ornish pi ed Rum with cinnamon, vanilla, orange peel, allspi e and u e pepper, e plains ngie, resulting in a spi y, peppery ru that we are incredibly proud of. Then we made White Espresso Cornish Rum with the coffee being own dire t fro our nephew’s far in enya – where we support and buy from locals just as we do with our locally sourced ingredients for our gins. Next, we made Cornish Red Rum which is a light spiced rum enriched with plu p red herries The next rum to come from the Rock distillery the first of three is an in redi ly special Cornish Saffron Rum with extra

cinnamon, which offers a smooth, full-bodied a our that is as uni ue as it is tasty e then felt like we needed a dark spiced rum to add to our e er growing olle tion, says eorge, so we de ised our ornish ineapple ar Spiced Rum, which – to no surprise – has a rich pineapple a our inally, for now anyway, we made our Cornish Vanilla Rum, a light spiced ru with a strong anilla a our in e ery sip All Cornish Rock Gin is sugar free and made from the freshest and purest natural ingredients, sourced from the best vendors that ngie and eorge an find, whether that’s local or on the other side of the world. The Rock Distillery rums, meanwhile, are developed from sugar cane – as all rums are – ut as ngie says hen we add to the re ipe, everything we add is natural, to keep it as pure as possi le Cornish Rock Gin and Rum is made and handcrafted by a small team of passionate local artisans in a picturesque and dramatic landscape in the Allen Valley. Each new product is tasted by the locals and then meticulously tested before being hand bottled and receiving the stamp of approval. By following this process for every bottle that leaves the distillery, Angie, George and their team are able to ensure that by the time it reaches you, it is as close to perfect as a drink could possibly be.

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ë MAIN Capturing the true Cornish spirit é ABOVE The perfect complement to an afternoon in the sun ë INSETS Pick your poison!


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Sail Loft Emporium (antiques and collectables), The Craft Kiln (Cornish crafts) and Cscape Art are part of The Old Workshop, next to the main Charlestown car park. Many originals, prints and cards by artist Sarah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey are available at the gallery. Open daily during the season 11am to 5pm.

Droskyn & Tamblyn Way by Jamie Turnbull Perrans Above is an aerial photography gallery offering stunning images of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Experience the beauty of Cornwall’s coasts, hidden beaches, and historic sites from unique bird’s eye perspectives. With collections by nine local photographers – images are available to buy as framed prints,

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Portreath Sunset by Vincent Basham Vincent has a purpose built studio in Wadebridge, Cornwall, adjacent to his home which has far-reaching views over the Camel Estuary, open from 10am until 4pm daily. He takes his inspiration for his seascape paintings from the wonderful Cornish coast. 2021 Exhibition dates in the Padstow Institute (Padstow PL28 8AB): 3rd to 13th May, 14th to 24th June, 12th to 22nd July, 22nd to 31st August, and 27th September to 10th October. Vincent is happy to take on commissions or reproduce any of his paintings from his website in a size of your choice.

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Angelic Woman by Mel Chambers “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” Cornish made, individually hand carved (rather than painted) tile by Mel Chambers of Alchemy Tiles, using ancient 13th century inlay techniques. Each piece is held eternal in earth and time. Commissions welcome.


Handcrafted home décor by Michael Jenkin Handcrafted, surf-inspired home décor and furniture made by Michael Jenkin of Bespoke Surf. Offering bespoke, commissioning of pieces such as this coffee ta le with usto inlay to the fin, featuring other of pearl, ebony and stone, to give a truly unique and personal touch. A range of pieces can be made, from picture frames, coat hangers and mirrors, to full length decorative wall-hung boards and coffee tables. 07856 594414 | www.bespokesurf.co.uk

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The Upward Drift by Steve Slimm According to transcendental expressionist Steve Slimm, painting is not so much about what you see, but far more about who you perceive yourself to be. And this applies equally to the viewer as well as the artist. The large oil on

canvas shown (P.O.A.) bears testimony to the sublime quality of this mystery. His studio remains open by appointment.

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ere y anders is an oil painter wor ing fro his studio in rift nspired y the light and olour of the enwith peninsula, you an wat h hi at wor y appoint ent and iew his wor online THE OLD WORKSHOP, LOWER DRIFT, BURYAS BRIDGE, PENZANCE TR19 6AA www.jeremysanders.co.uk



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o ated in the pi tures ue oastal illage of erranuthnoe, he owhouse allery is run y a group of lo al artists and raftspeople, offering a wide range of wor at ery afforda le pri es pen daily, paintings, s ulpture, print a ing, photography, era i s, ewellery, te tiles, woodturning and leatherwor are all eautifully displayed in this light and right art spa e

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tishoo allery in harlestown is open again and full to the ri with original art, prints, pottery, ewellery, ards and ore, alongside the tea ’s espo e pi ture fra ing usiness tishoo allery supports ased artists, designers and a ers, so you now you’re getting so ething e tra spe ial f you an’t yet isit in person, tishoo now has e erything on the we site a aila le for national deli ery as well as lo al li and olle t o ated opposite harlestown hapel opening days and hours ay ary so please see the we site for urrent opening ti es 71 CHARLESTOWN ROAD, CHARLESTOWN, ST AUSTELL PL25 3NL 01726 65900 | www.atishoogallery.co.uk


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or ing with se i pre ious stones and etals, harlotte eywood’s pie es are often intri ate and one of a ind ery ite is designed and rafted y hand in her studio y the ea h in raa ands ature has always een an inspiration to e, says harlotte ’ always in wonder at the eautiful and arying stones that our planet has to offer harlotte also wel o es o issions, so if you’re loo ing for so ething truly uni ue, why not get in tou h

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rtist isa ar er always drea t of o ing to ornwall ow, ha ing een here for ore than a de ade, she draws inspiration fro the eauty of her surroundings er wor , whi h features lots of olour, has a si ple style and u h of it depi ts hearts and owers

he uses an unusual te hni ue of piping paint onto an as and wood to reate te ture and depth hy not see it for yourself at isa’s gallery in ruro 8 PYDAR MEWS, TRURO TR1 2UX 07932 086733 | harkerlisa@hotmail.com www.lisaharkerart.co.uk


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£31.99 Home of the Tamar Tipple, Monarch Liqueurs is offering you the chance to win two of its award-winning, indulgent, handcrafted tipples. With a delicious range of gin, brandy, rum, whisky and vodka-based liqueurs, this is not a chance to be missed!

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£50 This hamper is full to the brim with local treats sourced by The Cornish Food Box Company, including homemade scones, Trewithen Dairy clotted cream, Boddington’s jam, biscuits, artisan Tarquin’s gin, tonic, Cornish Tea and more!


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DID YOU KNOW? Outset Cornwall is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, HM Government and the Outset Foundation.

DISCOVER MORE Find out more about Kiandles at kiavanna.wixsite.com/ kiandles

Introducing Kiandles – a superb, sustainable business idea brought to life with the help of Outset Cornwall.

orking in a busy bar in Penryn, Kia-vanna Harrison became frustrated by the amount of waste eing sent to landfill, particularly the waste wax from the many candles the bar uses each week. She came up with a sustainable solution; collect the waste wax, learn the process of andle a ing, filter the old wa and ould it into new candle creations. “I’ve always wanted to do something creative and I’m really passionate about the environment,” says Kia. “Moving to live by the sea in Cornwall made me so aware of how disposable the world has become. Doing something positive, even if it’s something s all li e eeping so e wa out of landfill, is really motivating,” Kia’s hobby soon grew, as she began selling to friends, on Etsy and back into the bar where the wax originated from. Word spread after posting her story and products online, and more local restaurants and bars decided to join Kia on her recycling mission by saving their used candle wax, seeing the value in reducing their waste removal costs. In early 2020, Kia realised she needed more support to turn her hobby into a professional and profita le enterprise fter a friend recommended Outset Cornwall’s business start-up programme, Kia signed up and Kiandles was launched.

“Outset has been really motivational,” enthuses Kia. “Each session gets me excited about my business and makes me feel like ’ really onto so ething he finan e sections showed me what I’m actually getting out of the business and what I could achieve if I manage and organise it all properly.” Kiandles is growing rapidly; Kia now collects waste wax from thirteen venues, and from households who donate at a local Zero Waste shop. She sells her candles back to the venues at a reduced price, to consumers globally via her website and Etsy, and through a retailer in Falmouth. Stock sells out faster than she can produce and deliver it, so she is now looking for more businesses to supply her with waste wax, and at making the collection process ore stru tured, e ient and sustaina le Kia says: “Even if you don’t have a completely clear business idea, you’ll definitely o e out of utset’s sessions with one. I’ve been using Outset Online alongside and it’s really helpful; work through the questions and a complete business plan o es out at the end would definitely recommend Outset Cornwall if you need encouragement to get your business started.”

ë ABOVE A fabulous and sustainable solution for waste wax é INSET Kia-vanna Harrison, founder of Kiandles

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