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here can surely be no better place to explore with your dog, than Cornwall. With endless beaches on which to roam, shady woodlands to wander through and miles of coast path just waiting to be discovered your hound will be in heaven. With that in mind, this month’s cover feature takes us on a tour of some wonderful National Trust places to walk and visit this summer. Turn to page 20 to discover more. Keeping your canine friend happy and healthy is a must, and the experts at Slickers Doghouse know just how to do that. With a large range of quality dog products, accessories and gifts available a visit to either the shop or the website, is a must. We’ve selected some of our favourite pooch products to choose from, from page 26. Continuing with the theme of shopping (and who doesn’t love some retail therapy!) our feature from page 66 has some great treat ideas and gifts. Or why not visit one of Cornwall’s galleries this summer (from page 71), where you’ll find a host of artists and makers creating stunning pieces that will look good in any home. As ever, we have some incredible properties (from page 31) should you be looking to relocate or are searching for your forever home in the Duchy, followed by plenty of interior inspiration for when you find the right one. ...happy reading!


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•EXPERIENCE• C O R N WA L L AT S U N R I S E If you’re up for an early start, join the many local surfers, wildlife enthusiasts and dog walkers who experience Cornwall in a very special way – at sunrise. Even if you are not normally an early riser, when the light is right, make the effort and venture off into the dawn and you won’t be disappointed. You’re sure to be treated to a morning chorus of birdsong with an accompaniment of fresh, crisp light. Watching the sun rise above the horizon can also have a profound effect on your outlook for the rest of the day; there’s never a time when you feel the promise and potential of a new day more than greeting it at fi rst ig t et er re a ing r nning ing ating r fis ing t e ee ing a s a e an tter ea e is t e ti ate s Each coastal or countryside dawn experience is otherworldly, offering a different perspective and something unique for each new day. Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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Are you fit t After a life and career that took him around the world, Mike Richards and his wife Jackie are enjoying a stunning new outlook on life in their childhood home of Penzance, after moving to an apartment at Churchill Retirement Living’s Mount’s Bay Lodge. “We were rattling around in a four bedroom house that was far too big for us,” says Mike. “We decided the time was right for us to downsize, and the pandemic didn’t put us off from making the move. My bowling colleague Bob recommended Churchill, and now we’re next-door neighbours! Our new apartment is very warm and cosy, everything is nice and new, and we have a lovely outlook from our balcony across the bay to St Michael’s Mount. We’ve seen some beautiful sunrises.”

Mike and Jackie were both born in Penzance, not far from Mount’s Bay Lodge, but Mike joined the army at the age of 17 for a career that would take them all over the world and back again. The couple enjoyed a socially distanced ‘pasty and prosecco’ welcome party in the Owners’ Lounge when they first moved in. ortunately it was just before the stricter lockdown measures came in at the end of December,” says Mike. “That gave us a chance to meet people and everyone was very welcoming. We’re looking forward to getting to know them all better very soon!” For more information call 01736 664793 or visit www. churchillretirement.co.uk/retirementapartments-for-sale/cornwall/ mounts-bay-lodge/

Dr Stolte, who runs MEDfacials in Truro and sister company Rapid Health Test, explains what the new UK travel regulations will mean for those wishing to travel abroad this year. “The Government has released a green list of countries or territories deemed safe for travel. Travel to these countries, will require a Covid test on or before the second day of your arrival. “It can be confusing and costly, which is why we set up Rapid Health Test; the only government-approved clinic in Cornwall to offer same day C with it to ly Travel Certification, and one of a handful of clinics nationwide also offering tests for travellers returning to the UK. Tests can be done either in our Truro Clinic or from your own home, with results in a matter of hours.” Quote ‘Cornwall Living’ to receive £10 off your PCR testing with Rapid Health Test. For more information call 01872 229740 or visit www.rapidhealthtest.com

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A new exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson has been unveiled in a new gallery at Wheal Martyn Clay Works in St Austell. Clay Country’ was in uenced by urt’s time at a china clay works in Cornwall. A dedicated environmentalist and true polymath, Kurt’s holistic approach to his subject seamlessly blends art and politics, providing a springboard to a varied body of work unconstrained by format or scale.

Open until 16th September, a new exhibition at Penlee House Gallery & Museum in Penzance celebrates the life and work of Dame Laura Knight, one of Britain’s most popular twentieth century artists. The exhibition is called Laura Knight: A Celebration and brings together around 60 paintings produced during her almost 80 year long career. Highlights of the show include drawings that she made as a student at Nottingham School of Art, her early paintings in Yorkshire and Holland and her beautiful Cornish landscapes. They include the pictured painting ‘Sennen Cove’ (circa 1911, reproduced with permission of The Estate of Dame Laura Knight DBA RA 2021). Her captivating portraits of ballet dancers and performers are shown together with some of her most well-known works such as her Second World War commissions. Her record of the Nuremberg Trials – The Dock, Nuremberg – is on display until the end of July. For more information call 01736 363625 or visit www.penleehouse.org.uk

or down in the depths, with the clay and stone itself included in the mix. The exhibition will be on display until 5th September 2021, and is included within normal museum admission.

The exhibition highlights the complexity and fragility of the natural world; dramatic weather inspired diverse paintings, perched on the edge of the pit

To find out more call 01726 850362 or visit www.wheal-martyn.com

perfect stay almouth otel is the perfect retreat for those holidaying with their hound. ou’ll find the hotel in an incredible seafront location, and just a few steps from almouth’s dog friendly Castle Beach (some restrictions do apply during July and August). The hotel has a number of dog-friendly rooms, where your furry friend will be welcomed on arrival with a goodie bag containing a blanket, bowl and dog treats – everything they need to settle in and feel right at home. Your pup is also welcome in the public areas of the hotel, including the Lounge where you can all kick back and relax, and the hotel’s beautifully manicured lawns are a great place for them to stretch their legs.

dating as far back as 1540. With expansive grounds to explore, a day spent here offers plenty of opportunity for sni ng out some Cornish history. almouth really is a fabulous destination for a break with your hound with its vibrant town centre that has plenty of dog-friendly cafés and restaurants. o, why not contact the almouth otel and start planning yours?

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Lawn, beach

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Summer is here with homemade afternoon tea and Cornish gin on rolling lawns, a stone’s throw from the beach. With spectacular views from rooms, lawns and terraces, at the Bay Hotel you can enjoy drinks, light bites and meals made from the freshest local Cornish produce. Chef Sam, delights in bringing the local catch to your plate. Share his Cornish seafood platter for two, or why not hog a whole plate of smoked mussels, pan fried plaice or half lobster to yourself! Tea is a favourite event of the day; after walking or swimming, nothing is more delicious than a homemade afternoon tea including sandwiches, cakes and Cornish tea, Cornish gin or champagne.

And the new two-seater swing is the perfect place for pre-dinner cocktails while watching the stars. For more information call 01326 280464 or visit www.thebayhotel.co.uk

Bring the inside out with Hot Tub Help is a small, family-run business based in Tuckingmill, headed up by Jon Pennington. Originally from Nottingham, where he ran a large hot tub repair company, Jon relocated ten years ago and is now permanently based in Cornwall. “I like to keep the work local and be reactive,” says Jon. “Many need a hot tub repaired quickly, especially commercial holiday companies. Being local, we are always on-hand and can sometimes even fi on the same day if we are in the area.” During the pandemic, online purchasing grew dramatically meaning large items, like hot tubs, could be shipped from anywhere in the country. This is where using a local engineer can come in handy if anything were to go wrong. For more information call 07774 187187 or visit www.hottubhelp.co.uk

Eve Hughes Interior Design Ltd With summer all but upon us, it’s time to start thinking about making the most of our outside spaces. With more than 20 years’ e perience in the interiors industry, Eve Hughes Interior Design Ltd specialises in soft furnishings and fabrics for inside spaces, but the team can also help bring your outside to life too! “We have a huge selection of indoor and outdoor fabrics for use on outdoor furniture and accessories,” says Eve. And as outdoor living becomes more popular – as highlighted by the pandemic, with encouragement to spend more time outdoors – they can help you link your outdoors to your inside space and create the feeling of a more spacious interior. Operating throughout the whole of Cornwall and across the UK, the team is

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Boscastle Farm Shop unveils

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new deli counter Boscastle Farm Shop is delighted to be opening its brand-new deli counter this June – increasing the range of cheeses, salads and meats available for takeaway. Perfect for those planning to fill a picnic hamper before striking out along the coast path, the new deli counter helps cement Boscastle Farm Shop’s reputation as a must-visit for anybody seeking a true taste of Cornwall!

The Rock Oyster Festival is back! From July 30th to August 1st, Dinham House will host an incredible line-up of music and food featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Nick Mulvey, Gilles Peterson, Dub Pistols, Soul II Soul, Jaguar Skills and Olivia Dean alongside pop-up restaurants and chef demonstrations. To mark its 10th anniversary, the festival will be hosted by a different chef every year and this year Paul Ainsworth is at the helm; “I’m delighted to be this year’s host chef for the much-loved Rock Oyster Festival which returns this July. Historically, it has been a weekend that revolves around family, great music and delicious food, and I’m so excited to be cooking alongside my fellow chefs against the beautiful backdrop of the Camel Estuary.” The food line-up will feature chefs including Valentine Warner, Josh Eggleton, Juliet Sear, Ping Coombes, Gill Meller and Michael Caines.

Some of Cornwall’s best loved restaurants will also be popping up in The Chefs Tipis with Paul Ainsworth bringing The Mariners from Rock, Andi Tuck bringing the St Kew Inn, John Hooker bringing The Cornish Arms from Tavistock and Great British Menu favourites Jude Kereama, Guy Owen and Nick Beardshaw also hosting a Tipi throughout the weekend.

But that’s not all. As government restrictions look set to continue easing, the farm shop is e cited to once again be filling its calendar with a host of foodie events, from barbeque and hog roast evenings, including live music and entertainment, to pop-up cinema nights. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of this, and to be the first to hear about special offers on the myriad Cornish goodies available in the shop, be sure to head to the website and sign up to the Boscastle Farm Shop email newsletter. For more information call 01840 250827 or visit www.boscastlefarmshop.co.uk

Outdoor adventures and wellbeing activities will also be a big feature of this year’s festival with stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, archery, wild running, aerial yoga and spa treatments to choose from. This has always been a family festival and this year is no exception, with a forest school, a sea creature fashion show, circus skills, hula-hooping and storytelling at dusk to keep the littles ones happy. For more information visit www.rockoysterfestival.co.uk

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Harbour View Café

Situated right on the harbour front in Porthleven, the Harbour View Café is the perfect place to relax and refuel. Whether you are having a mooch around the pretty fishing village, or are passing through on a walk along the South West Coast Path, it’s hard not be tempted by a table on the sunny patio. The café is famous for its all day breakfasts, delicious lunches, fabulous cream teas and homemade cakes. Or why not treat yourself to the amazing fresh crab and Prosecco special? What better way to spend a lunchtime than sampling locallycaught shellfish while watching the fishing boats steam in and out of the harbour. And the best of it is…Harbour View Café is dog friendly, so nobody misses out! For more information call 07948 613280 or visit harbourview

A major attraction for locals and visitors alike, Falmouth Week, with its origins as a local sailing regatta dating back at least as far as 1837, has evolved into not only a major sailing competition but also an opportunity for sailors and landlubbers to enjoy the many daytime and evening events in the picturesque seaside town of Falmouth. There is so much to see and do throughout the week that you’ll need to make sure you leave plenty of time to take it all in. ou’ll find family friendly activities in the heart of the town on The Moor, with everything from a large interactive gaming screen to a 40-foot Victorian carousel, alongside an eclectic market and buzzing atmosphere. You’ll need to head to the harbour to view the various sailing races on the water from Sunday to Saturday. Alternatively, you can view the sailing

from the banks of the River Fal or Pendennis headland, as both equally showcase the spectacular scenery Falmouth has to offer. almouth Week definitely pulls it out the bag when it comes to the evening entertainment. With themed evening events ranging from the famous 80s and 90s night to the RNLI Fun Day, there is a jam-packed, night-time schedule put together by Southwest Bars and Events. Not to mention the marching carnival, firework display, red arrows, craft markets and daytime music and entertainment across the town, there really is something for everyone! For more information call 01326 313553 or visit www.falmouthweek.co.uk

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Introducing Kurt Jackson’s Sea According to internationally acclaimed artist Kurt Jackson: “Painting the sea could become an obsession, an entire oeuvre in its own right, an endless life absorbing task. And, as this new book (the first dedicated solely to his depictions of the sea) attests, Jackson’s dedication to capturing its constant shape shifting – stillness to thundering force, shallows to mysterious depths – has brought forth paintings that communicate the sea’s ebb and ow, its magic and elusiveness. Kurt Jackson’s Sea captures the beauty of the artist’s constantly evolving relationship with one of nature’s most challenging subjects. 200 colour images complement Jackson’s re ections on his interactions with inspirational coastal landscapes – largely experienced in his native Cornwall, but stretching way beyond the county too. Kurt Jackson’s Sea is published by Lund Humphries and features a foreword by award-winning art writer Julian Spalding, who pinpoints the importance of Jackson’s artistic voice at a time of environmental emergency. For more information visit www.kurtjacksoneditions.com

We’re delighted to report that Hangloose Adventure is back open for business seven days a week. Fly down England’s fastest zipwire over the top of the idyllic Eden Project or have a go at any of their other amazing activities! Travelling at speeds of up to 60mph across 660 metres you’ll be sure to experience that well-missed adrenaline rush! New for this summer, you’ll find an on-site Snack Shack serving freshly made toasties, smoothies and local Cornish ice creams and milkshakes – the perfect refreshments for an action-packed family day out! Wondering what all the fuss is about…? Visit the website now to get a taste of this incredible aerial adventure. For more information call 01726 812724 or visit www.hanglooseadventure.com

A new STEM space

for Cornwall

This month, Truro and Penwith College welcomes its first students to the Valency building. The brand-new, £7m STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) facility at Truro College is part of the South West Institute of Technology, offering more than 1,200m2 of space for technical subjects such as engineering and digital with facilities matching the best in the UK. ualifications will include higher level Certificates, iplomas and brand new, higher-level apprenticeships, all drawing on expertise from key regional and Cornwall-based businesses. Valency is home to the College’s recently launched Cornwall Space and Aerospace Technology Training Project that will offer training for a range of exciting careers in

the space sector, rivalling the world’s best. The innovative project will be delivered with assistance from the University of Exeter, University of Leicester, The Open University, Spaceport Cornwall, AeroSpace Cornwall and Goonhilly Earth Station. For more information call 01872 305000 or visit www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/university

Give the gift of time I needed something to fill my day, says Cornwall Hospice Care volunteer Mike, one of a vital group of people who support the Cornish charity by giving their time. Mike, who helps out at the Perranporth shop, says “I feel lucky as it’s made me part of the community, it’s for a good cause and I really enjoy it. Pricing, hanging clothes or on the till, whatever the team needs on the day I do it. Now Cornwall Hospice Care is looking for more willing volunteers to help out at its


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26 charity shops. “Volunteers are vital to us; we simply couldn’t afford to run the charity without them, says Chief Executive, Paul Brinsley. More details on joining the charity’s volunteer army are on the volunteer page of the website or call in to your local Cornwall Hospice Care shop. For more information call 01726 66868 (option 1) or visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/ support-us/volunteering


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A paw-fect stay

Bringing legend

to life

The Vale of Avalon at the Arthurian Centre in Camelford, welcomes kids, adults and hounds alike, to explore nature through fields, an orchard, and alongside the shimmering Camel river. It’s a place to be at one with nature, and the team have nurtured something of a wildlife haven.

This summer, find your dream t Ives getaway for both you and your fourlegged friends! Escape to St Ives is a family run self-catering letting agency that prides itself in providing quality accommodation for a great dog-friendly holiday experience. St Ives offers a world-renowned holiday destination and the town itself has a plenty of cafés and restaurants that are dog friendly or have dog-friendly outside areas. There is direct access to the South West Coast Path along which you can walk to the dog-friendly sands at Porthkidney Beach or on to the dune-backed Mexico Towans each where your pooch is free to explore all year round. Escaping with your furry friend couldn’t be easier with a whole section of the Escape to St Ives website dedicated to happy holidays with your hound. For more information call 01736 796198 or visit www.escapetostives.co.uk

Sit in the contemplative Muse Garden amongst statues inspired by the 18th century rand Tour, and re ect on the backdrop of some bold and colourful planting. Brush up on your history as you view the 6th century inscribed ‘Ogham’ Stone, the 13th century longhouse, and the recently uncovered 18th century garden of Lady Falmouth.

drinks for the kids, and welcoming dogs throughout the site, The Arthurian Centre is a must-visit for anybody hoping to capitalise on their time around the Camel Estuary with their furry friend in tow.

Also home to a tea room offering homemade cakes, tea, coffee and soft

For more information call 01840 213947 or visit www.thevaleofavalon.co.uk

Proud to be

made in Cornwall Proud to be a part of the Made in Cornwall scheme, the Heritage Craft Association, the Campaign for Wool, as well as being British Wool Artisans and Plastic Free Champions, The Naked Sheep creates a fabulous range of knitwear, from baby clothes and kids wear, to hats, gloves, scarves and more. Starting small in 2013 by selling products at local craft fairs, owner Allie later had the chance to learn how to spin locally sourced sheep eece on a traditional wheel, and the rest, as they say, is history. Now, The Naked Sheep creates fabulous knitwear products and ships them all around the world. Not only that, in order to cater to vegan customers – and to promote a more environmentally friendly way of working – Allie and Nick are

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Preparing pets for new normal For pets, the lifting of lockdown has brought with it new challenges. Many of us have spent a lot of time at home and our animals will need to adjust to us not being around as much. Kernow Vet Group suggests if your pet has previously been fine when left, try leaving for short periods using a pet cam to assess their response. If you have a new pet that has never been left, introduce short periods of separation, leaving the room for a few seconds while they are settled, gradually

building up the time away. You should always work at a level your pet can comfortably cope with, and using cameras to monitor progress is really helpful. If you are concerned by any aspect of your pet’s behaviour, they suggest contacting a ualified behaviourist. For more information call 01208 872254, visit www.kernowvetgroup.com or www.behaviourvet.info


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With miles of glorious cliff paths, endless golden sand beaches, and glorious sub-tropical gardens, Cornwall is the perfect place to explore with your pooch.


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RIGHT An ocean view at Poldhu Cove

ABOVE Looking towards Polridmouth Cove at Gribbin Head LEFT Resting in the shade at Penrose

Although dogs are restricted at the other Cornish National Trust properties and gardens, there are still miles of coastline and countryside to explore. Just a stone’s throw from Cornwall Living HQ, you’ll find the enrose state, where a lovely level path meanders along the side of the Loe Pool. You can either do an out-and-return walk from either Helston or the National Trust car park on Penrose Hill to Loe Bar and back, stopping off at The Stables café for refreshment or, for a longer walk circular walk, you can cross the sandy Loe Bar and return via Degibna woods. In spring, expect carpets of bluebells to light up the woodland oor, e plore the Victorian bath house or simply sit a while to admire what was once a late 18th century deer park backed by Penrose House, home to the Rogers family, who gave the estate to the National Trust in 1974 – the largest single gift to the Trust in Cornwall.

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BELOW Playing on the shore of Loe Pool


e are all familiar with the National Trust’s houses and parklands but did you know that a large part of Cornwall’s coastline and countryside is owned and managed by the National Trust (nationaltrust.org.uk)? From the rugged cliffs of west Cornwall, where majestic, UNESCO-protected engine houses rise from the rocks, to the more gentle nature of Loe Pool and the Penrose Estate, the National Trust prides itself in being welcoming to all; especially dogs. With that in mind, we would love to share with you some our favourite National Trust places and areas to visit with your hound this summer. There are two stunning gardens that are great for exploring with dogs. Furthest west is Trengwainton, near Penzance. This sheltered garden bursts with trees and shrubs at every turn. Dogs on leads are very welcome and there is plenty to sniff out in the 25-acre garden. Water bowls are available at the tea rooms where you are welcome to sit in the garden and enjoy a cuppa or a light lunch. Head inland towards Helston and you’ll discover Godolphin; an ancient and atmospheric estate at the bottom of Godolphin Hill. Here you can wander happily through the gardens for a days-gone-by feel or for the more adventurous, a walk to the top of the hill on a clear day affords the most amazing 360-degree view. Dogs are very welcome but should be kept on a lead in the garden as well as when exploring the wider countryside due to grazing livestock.

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ABOVE Scampering through the bluebells at Godolphin

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INSET Enjoying the view from the top of Godolphin Hill


DISCOVER MORE For opening times, bookings and further information on all National Trust locations, and detailed trails of the walks featured here visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk


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BELOW The cooling waters at Respryn Bridge

Cornwall’s most southerly peninsula, with its iconic lighthouse and craggy cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic, is a wonderful area to explore with your hound. The South West Coast Path runs along the edge of the peninsula joining up the beaches of Gunwalloe and Poldhu, on to Mullion Cove, past Kynance with its famous rock stacks and tur uoise sea before finally bringing you out at Lizard Point. There are cafés at all these points along the way, so plenty of opportunity for a cream tea or a Cornish ice cream. Whether you choose to walk the whole route or just some of it, keep your eyes peeled for seals and seabirds. You never know, you might be rewarded with a Cornish chough sighting. The birds returned to Cornwall in 2001 after an absence of 30 years and have been here ever since. ead over to the north coast and you’ll find Cornwall wears a different cloak. Mining heritage dominates the landscape, with engine houses rising up from the cliff edge, giving the landscape around Chapel Porth and St Agnes a more rugged feel. Along this Heritage Coast are endless miles of cliff walks, backed by heathland offering a veritable dog’s playground. However, care should always be taken when walking with your pup if the footpath passes close to the cliff edge. Always best to have the lead at the ready to navigate these stretches. The seaside towns of Portreath and Perranporth mark either end of the St Agnes Heritage Coast, with the village of

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St Agnes in the middle. All have plenty of spots for refreshment and St Agnes even has its own brewery, The Driftwood Spars. Cross the county and the Roseland peninsula is one of those places where time seems to have stood still. This unspoilt area of Cornwall is excellent walking country. From St Anthony Head there are panoramic views from across the Carrick Roads. The sister castles of St Mawes and Pendennis keep watch over the water, and on a clear day you can see as far as the Helford passage, with the Lizard just beyond. Carne, Towan and Porthcurnick beaches are free from dog restrictions so you can play on the sand with your pooch to your heart’s content. And if you’ve worked up a thirst, Carne has a pop-up horsebox in high season serving drinks and ice-cream while Porth Farm café with its sunny courtyard, just yards from Towan, offers lunch, drinks and sweet treats. Travel up the coast and you’ll reach the Fowey Estuary. This is Daphne Du Maurier country, the setting for many of her books, with Menabilly her own Cornwall home. Nestled in the heart of old owey, you’ll find Readymoney Cove which allows dogs outside of the two peak months of July and August. This sheltered, sandy cove has St Catherine’s Castle on one side and medieval Fowey on the other. From here experienced walkers will enjoy taking the South West Coast Path towards Polridmouth (dog-friendly all year round) and on to Gribbin Head and its daymark with glorious views out across the sea. For an inland wander with your hound, a walk through the semi-natural ancient woodland of Higginsmoor Wood on the National Trust's Lanhydrock estate, from Respryn Bridge will take you along the

ABOVE Gribbin Head offers endless trails and quiet beaches to explore


DID YOU KNOW? In association with Forthglade (forthglade.com) the National Trust has created a canine code. • Take the lead: please keep your dog on a short lead at all times while visiting the gardens • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep the places beautiful. • Paws for thought: plant diseases can be present in leaf litter and spread on the bottoms of shoes and paws, so keeping to paths helps prevent this. • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by and don’t allow them to approach other visitors without their consent.


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meander of the River Fowey. Admire magnificent veteran and ancient oak trees, while looking out for dippers, wagtails and the more elusive kingfishers and otters enjoying the water. This woodland area was previously used for tin streaming, with the old water channels still visible. Whether it be coast or country, north, south, east or west, with so many amazing places in Cornwall under the stewardship of the National Trust you can be sure of a great day out with your dog. As a charity, the National Trust relies on donations to help protect and care for these locations and support from visitors and membership helps them to help nature and ultimately protect our county’s beauty for ever.





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Heartlands A free, family day out here with your dog will see you exploring the mining landscape and buildings, gardens, adventure playground and art exhibits followed by a visit to the Red River Café. www.heartlandscornwall.com Kilminorth Cottages This 32-acre estate offers 13 dog-friendly, self-catering cottages, seven of which have private hot tubs. www.kilminorthcottages.co.uk Trebah Gardens Dogs on leads are welcome at this stunning sub-tropical garden on the Helford River, and its private beach, all year round. Turn to page 59 for more details. www.trebahgarden.co.uk Rosemullion Vets Rosemullion is a RCVS accredited, small animal practice with a fully equipped veterinary hospital in Falmouth and branch surgeries in Helston and Penryn. www.rosemullionvets.com

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Visit Slickers Doghouse in-store or online this summer for you must-have canine accessories.

ABOVE Monkey, enjoying a beach walk in a sling BELOW No walk is too long if you have a buggy – Monkey is enjoying the ride!


lickers Doghouse on Padstow’s North Quay offers a plethora of eco-friendly and sustainable products to get your canine companions summer-ready. From cooling coats and lifejackets, to slings strollers, shampoos, doggie ice-creams and even private fitting sessions, your pooch will never feel so pampered. What’s more, if you don’t live in Cornwall you can still access this fantastic canine range online and have it delivered direct to your door! Slings Using a sling is a great way to evenly distributes the weight of your dog, making it easier than ever to carry them. Whether you use it for public transport, to keep young pups by your side, or to help older dogs keep up on those long summer walks, a sling can be used all day relieving tension in your neck, back, shoulders and arms. All slings are manufactured in the UK, supporting British businesses.

Waterproof slings These are inspired by Slicker’s original dog slings, but come with added features and a waterproof fabric to keep your dog warm and dry in the rainy weather. After listening to customer requests, the slings now have a handy pocket on the strap for your phone for easy access. They also includes a rain cover for your little one to hide under if they're having 40 winks or just need to take shelter from the rain. An incorporated eyelet strap allows you to secure the cover down, or alternatively keep it loose depending on your pup's needs. Finally, for added security an adjustable clip restraint has been incorporated to keep your dog secure, as well as D-Rings on the inside and the outside of the sling in order to attach accessories such as treat bags. Strollers lickers has spent a long time finding seriously good quality strollers to join their their offering. They chose Innopet for so


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ABOVE Monkey, sporting a Slickers shield TOP Casssie taking a rest in the buggy RIGHT The shop is always available for private pooch fittings

many reasons, but ultimately because the quality of these strollers is exceptional. All are corrosion resistant with replaceable parts, making them more sustainable. They come in six different styles to ensure the perfect size and model for all requirements Ice cream This year due to popular demand, Slickers has invested in an ice cream production kitchen developed especially for your beloved fur babies. They use local, freerange Cornish raw goats’ milk which is fantastically healthy for doggies and live Cornish yogurt to promote good gut health. Other nutritional ingredients include banana, honey and organic peanut butter. Shampoos and colognes We love to keep it British and so do the team at Slickers! All their shampoos are manufactured here in the UK and are supermild, made using essential oils that nourish the skin and coats of our best friends leaving them smelling fresh and beautiful for days. Not only that, but they are concentrated so they last much longer and the containers are all recyclable making them much more eco-friendly.

Slickers shields For the last four years Slickers has been repeatedly asked for chew proof leads. However, they didn’t want to compromise the quality of the leads simply because puppies like to chew, so decided to produce lead shields that are non-toxic, safe if your dog does try to chew and allows you to keep the uninhibited comfort and functionality of your chosen lead. Private fittings Everyone at Slickers loves dogs and for this reason all staff are fully trained to provide a personal fitting service, free of charge on all products. After all, you can have the best product but if it doesn’t fit properly it can be very uncomfortable and even dangerous for your pet. So, next time you visit Slickers make sure you bring your dog with you – they will also get a yummy treat or two!

TOP INSET Fresh-smelling doggie shampoos ABOVE INSET Slickers shields make your own lead chew proof.


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Transform your home, and let natural light flood in, with the latest skylight technology. ABOVE Let there be light!

DISCOVER MORE Located in Penzance, Longrock Windows is a family-run company offering a comprehensive range of doors and windows, tailored to suit Cornwall’s unique environment.


here is no doubt that light, where it comes from and how much of it is let in, comes high on the agenda when planning any home extension. Windows are a given, but did you know that the addition of a skylight can not only increase the light level in a room but can save you money too? We spoke to Stuart at Longrock Windows about an innovative skylight system that is shedding new light on the subject. “We are excited to be able to offer the very latest in skylight technology; the Ultrasky Flat Skylight from Ultraframe is transforming extensions and orangeries around the county. We have chosen the product due to its simple, stylish elegance combined with ease of fit and e cellent thermal properties,” says Stuart. “In fact, the ‘Warm Frame’ technology that the Ultrasky employs, combined with noise reducing glass, means it is unrivalled in both thermal e ciency and noise reduction. The Ultraksy has a sleek modern design with frameless edge-to-edge glass, meaning it is perfect if you are opting for a contemporary look, while letting the maximum amount of light into a room. These skylights fit ush with the internal plasterboard, making them appear frameless from the inside, resulting in a bright open

roof feel. And when it comes to matching your interior, the Ultrasky has that covered too. Available in the standard colours of black, grey or white, you can also add an extra touch of style by customising the colour of your skylight. Ultraskys can be matched to any RAL colour – the European colour matching system which defines colours for paint, coatings and plastics – for a smart, seamless appearance. However, it’s not all about the look. It’s important that any skylight also delivers on a practical level, as Stuart explains: “The Ultrasky’s thermal properties mean they deliver warmth in the winter and are cooling in the summer, minimizing the need for heating and air conditioning.” So, if you want to scatter some sunbeams into your life or sit back and enjoy a sky view like no other, we suggest you get in touch with Longrock Windows today for a whole new window on the world!

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With the announcement that a high-tech storage solution is coming to Cornwall, we had to find out more…


ritannia Lanes is a family-run moving and storage company with four locations serving the South West. Sarah Lane, who heads up the o ce management, and recruitment for the business told us: ”No two moves are ever the same. One day we might be moving a standard three-bedroom house and the next we could be doing something more specialist.” Each move is planned, depending on size, location and type, with a surveyor mapping out a bespoke plan for each. “It’s like a big jigsaw,” continues Sarah, “and it’s vital that every piece fits into place. That might mean putting a client’s furniture into storage if there is a time-gap between buying and selling. We have our own, on-site storage facilities which, actually, have never been busier as we are finding that sellers are keen to exchange in the current client even if they don’t have an immediate property to move to.”

With this in mind, Sarah was able to share with us the exciting news that they are shortly to launch a state of the art, contactless, satellite self-storage facility in south Cornwall that will be the first of its kind in the uchy. The idea is that you can just turn up and choose the size of room you require. You will then complete your contract digitally on a machine that will then give you an access code into the facility. The plan is, that this will just be the first of many of these across Cornwall. It’s important for us as a company, and for our customers, that we are agile and move with the times. We’re used to having peaks and troughs as our business obviously follows the, sometimes volatile, housing market. Our satellite storage will help manage this, both in terms of our business and our customers’ needs.”


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Britannia Lanes has recently completed on the purchase of a warehouse just outside Falmouth that will be converted into a selfstorage depot, with plans to create the most high-tech storage option in the South West, and one of the most futuristic in the whole country. The property formerly storage for a marine drilling and geoscience company will undergo a full renovation this year including mezzanine oors, a new roof, re-cladding and changes to the internal walls. Truro based C A Architects have created a concept design for the building, which shows large windows to the front elevation, curved roof panels and the distinctive red, white and blue ritannia colour scheme. The location at ickland Water oad, almouth, is ideal for customers from Falmouth, Penryn, and surrounding areas and a specialist fit out company will be installing 217 self-storage units across three levels. Company Director, Mark Lane explained: “We have been offering self-storage for the past 20 years, but during that period the average time a client is willing to travel has dropped from 30 minutes to less than 15 minutes. With this in mind, we felt the moment was right to expand into the largest town in Cornwall, which will complement our current self storage facilities in Truro, Exeter and Bridgwater. There is no such thing as a typical self storage customer, so our units will be sized from 25sqft to 250sqft and customers will be able to choose a range of access times. Whether people are looking to store a couple of surfboards or large amounts of retail stock, we will be able to help them.”

roject anager, arah awkey was also on-hand to tell us more about the high-tech features: The facility will be completely unmanned, made possible via the use of a bespoke EPOS system (similar to a hotel selfcheck-in machine) that will manage the initial move in, contract and payment process. This software interlinks with a special phone app which allows keyless access to both the main door and your own unit. Our self-store managers in Truro will remotely monitor the Falmouth facility via this system and through the use of remote access CCTV. So, whether you are looking for household, business or personal storage this unique solution could be the perfect solution. The team at anes tell us that they are looking forward to their grand opening later this summer, and to welcoming their first customers very soon. Watch this high-tech space…

ABOVE Clean and secure storage facility INSET Artist's impression of the proposed facility in Penryn LEFT Secure coded access via an EPOS system

BRITANNIA LANES OF CORNWALL G reenb ottom, T ruro T R 4 8QW 01872 56 014 7 cornwall@ b ritannialanes.co.uk www.b ritannialanes.co.uk

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THIS FOOD IS ON With summer around the corner, now’s the time to take your barbecue to the next level.


s a nation, we love a good al fresco cook-up; outdoor cooking and dining have been the entertaining saviour during a year of indoor restrictions. Gathering with family and friends in the garden, enjoying a pre-dinner drink and inhaling that wonderful smell of wood smoke as something delicious sizzles on the grill is a heady experience! In celebration of this, we will be stoking up our barbecues next month to join National BBQ Week as it celebrates 25 years of al fresco eating. Reporting that over the Easter period last year, a staggering 11 million barbecues were held across the UK, National BBQ Week will be encouraging people to be better ‘barbecue-ers’ in 2021. And who better to advise on how to level up your outdoor cooking than experts in creative outdoor living, Heart Smoke and Soal. Their range of amazing outdoor living products covers everything from Fire Magic’s luxury grills and outdoor ovens, Alfa’s elegant Italian-designed pizza ovens and British-made modular kitchen units from Vlaze, to stunning fire bowls, fire pits, wood rubs and more. Owner Zowie Brooks tells us: “Rather than just a sausage or a burger, people are trying new recipes with in uences from the likes of social media, chefs and home cooks. With


lockdown over the past year, people have spent more time at home trying new things and being able to appreciate their home space more. “With that in mind we are delighted to be holding three Open Days over the coming months. Award-winning chefs will be joining us to hold live cooking demonstrations on our equipment, with brand reps available on the day to answer any questions. We feel that being huge foodies ourselves, with a real passion for cooking outside, sets us apart from other outdoor dining companies. We regularly use the brands we stock ourselves in our own outdoor kitchen. The open days will fulfil this side of our passion, with e uipment fired up outside so that guests can smell, taste and really live what we are all about!” We’ll most definitely be putting one of the Open Days in our diary. Head over to the Heart, Smoke and Soal website to register your interest.


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INSET Fire it up! BELOW Who doesn't love an al fresco feast?

DISCOVER MORE Heart, Smoke and Soal’s first Open Day will be on June 25th from 10-3pm with live cooking from award-winning cook Sue Stoneman, a charity draw in aid of Devon Air Ambulance and plenty of refreshments. Two further cooking Open Days will be held on August 6th and August 27th. Visit www.heartsmokesoal. co.uk to register your interest for any of these dates.

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THE ULTIMATE HOME UPGRADE Discover how OPC Energy Ltd. can save you money whilst future-proofing your home and reducing its carbon footprint.


hen looking at ways in which we can renovate our homes for the better, whether it be aesthetically, financially or environmentally, considering the installation of renewable energy technologies to heat and or power our homes is essential. Not only do these technologies dramatically reduce our carbon footprint but they also prepare our properties for the future, helping them comply with prospect government regulations, and additionally, help us to save on energy bills. enewable energy is naturally replenished due to environmental factors and provides an ine haustible supply of energy all year round. y using renewable energy, we avoid the burning of fossil fuels, which dramatically lowers your home’s carbon emissions. With individuals throughout the spending of their time indoors, and heating being one of the leading contributors of carbon emissions, which is massively contributing towards global warming, looking to decarbonise our homes' heating systems is evidently of importance.

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MAIN Bringing renewable expertise to the Duchy LEFT OPC can help reduce your carbon footprint ABOVE Is your home ready for a renewable upgrade?

years of e perience, and with access to the industry’s best available technology, look no further. C nergy td. was established in by managing director ary alter, who has worked in the renewable industry since . An early adopter of new technologies and renewable energy, ary is a true innovator at heart, and has built a company of which the sole motivation is improving the energy e ciencies of homes and businesses throughout the . ut with a number of renewable energy companies available, why choose C ur commitment is to provide our valued clients with the best eco friendly solutions. We love doing what we do, and our teams consist of friendly industry e perts, so when you work with us, you’ll feel like part of the family, says ary With full accreditation and compliance with all industry standards, the company has worked closely with countless homeowners, architects, developers and housing associations across the , and now, it brings this wealth of e perience to the very heart of the outh West. ased in corrier, C nergy’s newest o ce is in

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DID YOU KNOW? Eligible homeowners, private landlords, social landlords and self-builders throughout the UK who install renewable energy heating systems, can apply to receive tax free payments from the government for seven years. After seven years of receiving Domestic RHI payments, plus savings on your energy bills, you could see yourself making back a large portion - if not all - of your initial investment; overall saving you money whilst preparing your home for the future. For more information, simply visit: www.opc-cornwall.uk

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Introducing Oltco’s new headquarters; providing a collaborative space for like-minded businesses.


ince the company’s inception in 2004, Oltco has grown a wide network of franchisees and employees. It now operates on a national scale, helping clients up and down the country transform spaces. Its rapid expansion means that Oltco now has 37 franchises across the UK. In order to facilitate continued growth, and the creation of more jobs for the local area, Oltco is delighted to announce that it will be moving to new headquarters, named The Feel Good Building. Its Cornish location means that Oltco can stay true to its roots and not only will this provide the room for Oltco to expand, there will also be collaborative space available for hot-desking and small business premises for other like-minded businesses. Oltco is the UK’s leading sustainable resin bound driveway company, known for its innovative resin bound surfaces. Its driveway solutions are renowned around the country as hard-wearing, low-maintenance, and porous, meaning customers needn’t worry about spending hours cleaning or weeding their outdoor spaces. They are also anti-slip, making them the perfect solution for swimming pool and hot tub surrounds. The product is completely tailorable to your outside space as all of Oltco’s solutions come in a wide range

of colours to suit every aesthetic, providing customers with the option to create bespoke borders, patterns and designs. Oltco offers its award-winning Recycle ound product the world’s first sustainable resin bound driveway solution made utilising waste plastic that is currently in circulation such as straws, food packaging and drink bottles. Since it launched the product in 2019, Oltco has recycled over 100 million plastic straws in Recycle Bound transformations across the UK and this has now driven Directors Tom Stringer and Johnny Pearce to take their commitment one step further by eradicating plastic from their resin packaging. Oltco has partnered with prestigious local businesses such as the Carbis Bay Hotel, host of the G7 Summit 2021, and the Eden Project to install Recycle Bound pathways, testament to its superior quality and longevity.


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ABOVE Hard wearing and low maintenance driveways INSET Resin bound surfaces are ideal for pool surrounds

DISCOVER MORE For more information on opportunities for hot desking and small business premises at Oltco's new headquarters email: corinna.dowen@oltco. co.uk

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FLOORING MATTERS For a flawless feeling underfoot with stunning looks to match, M H Flooring is here to help. MAIN Find flooring to match the unique character of your home


f you actually stop and take the time to look at your ooring, it can be surprising how much of an impact it can have on the look and ambiance of your home. It might be that you’ve moved into a new house and the ooring doesn’t match up with your interior design vision, or that you’ve trodden the same threads for years and your carpet is starting to look a little worse for wear. It could even be that your lifestyle needs have changed and you need to upgrade your ooring to suit, such as having children or getting a puppy, in which case an easy clean hard oor would perhaps be preferable to carpet. Whatever it is, ark oneychurch owner of looring, with more than years’ e perience in the ooring trade offers his advice: If you are thinking about changing your ooring, I would recommend looking at all the options available and we can then discuss the product best suited to your needs. or those seeking to add a lu ury touch to their homes, carpet remains the obvious choice after all, nothing beats the feeling of stepping out of bed to the warmth of carpet underfoot. or a lot of homes however, ooring needs to be able to stand up to the Cornish outdoor lifestyle, and historically, hardwood has been the go to choice for a

classic, timeless look with only a small amount of maintenance to keep it looking its best. ut trends have changed over recent years, with lu ury vinyl tiles ( VT) such as Amtico becoming increasingly popular, their easy maintenance and long warranties appealing to households where ooring is likely to be put rigorously through its paces. As ark puts it: iving in Cornwall we’re lucky to be surrounded by sea and countryside. The ideal ooring for a family home in Cornwall would therefore be hard wearing and easy to keep clean I speak from e perience as in our home we spend a lot of time in the garden with family, friends and our dog, so chose Amtico VT ooring as it’s e tremely hard wearing and easy to clean. The team at looring have years of e perience to provide you with impartial advice and ooring to suit your home and budget. We offer a complete service including initial consultation, survey and design, with a free no obligation uote, e plains ark. As an e ample, ark continues: We recently completed a large water mill conversion near the north Cornish coast. Working closely with our client imon Williams of Williams Creative omes, we supplied and fitted a variety of


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ABOVE From wood flooring to carpet, there are lots of different options TOP LV T and hardwood are good options if you have pets INSET Simon Williams’ reclaimed parquet flooring project

ooring including new hardwood ooring, reclaimed ar uet, Amtico VT and isal Carpets to meet our brief, combining traditional with contemporary. In the feature lounge we fitted reclaimed par uet ooring, which we sanded and re finished to create a stunning and uni ue oor. As one of the longest running independent ooring companies in Cornwall, the looring showroom displays ooring to suit everyone. With the addition of the new Amtico stands the showroom now has even more to offer customers. ark tells us: We work very closely with our suppliers to provide e cellent uality and value for money. We’re busier than ever due to having good product knowledge and e cellent customer service. And the customer testimonials speak for themselves, as one (of many) stellar customer reviews reveals: ark did an e cellent job advising us about, and fitting our new oor. rom start to finish the service was e cellent. Inside the showroom on edruth’s Cardrew Industrial state, you’ll find a wide selection of styles and finishes to choose from, in

hardwood, VT, carpets and vinyl, so if your oor needs an upgrade, we highly recommend paying a visit. With a team on hand to help advise and walk you through the process, you’re sure to find precisely the ooring that your home and lifestyle needs.

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Expert craftsmanship, attention to detail, and industry leading products and materials each lie at the core of the Bude Windows and Conservatories service.

ABOVE Could you benefit from a stunning conservatory or orangery?


or Alan Britton, Managing Director of Bude Windows and Conservatories, building has always been in the blood. Back in 1995, searching for new double glazing to their own home, Alan and his wife Lorraine noticed a woeful lack of quality, products and service available in the area. They decided to remedy this by starting their own quality glazing and replacement window business. 25 years on and the business has gone from strength to strength, now boasting its own showroom in Bude. “I put the secret of our success down to never compromising on quality,” says Alan, “whether it be in the materials and products we use or the high standard of workmanship we’ve become known for.” Alan and Lorraine’s son Daniel also joined the business in 2008 after completing a building apprenticeship and ualifications in window fitting. This hands on e pertise means that he is now well placed to advise and quote for work, something he does with a ‘no pressure’ approach. There’s never any obligation or deadline to decide, in line with the company’s ethos of quality, whether that be of product, sales or service. Lorraine heads up the marketing portfolio alongside o ce manager amantha and a team of highly trained, professional glazing and building specialists, hand picked for their ualifications and skills. The company not only offers traditional double glazed windows and doors but also a full range of thermally e cient and eco friendly specialist glazings that are available to be framed in a variety of designer features such as roof lanterns, sky lights and bi folding doors. Aluminium

installations have also become very popular in recent years and are now proving to have more appeal than traditional uPVC products. As a family run business, Alan, orraine and Daniel feel they are very fortunate to be able to live and work in beautiful north Cornwall, and absolutely love helping their clients make the most of their homes here by the sea. If you’re about to embark on a home improvement project and think they could help you, we highly recommend giving them call.

DISCOVER MORE Bude Windows and Conservatories offers a range of glazing services from windows, doors and balustrades, to car ports, awnings and orangeries.


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BUILDING TRUST Quality, efficiency and expertise in construction; this is the ethos that underpins the work of Scribe SW.


s Cornwall’s popularity continues to grow, particularly in light of the pandemic which has left many seeking more space and a chance to escape to the slowed down pace of life by the sea, many are choosing to purchase second homes here in the Duchy. And as more of us seek to make the most of our time within the confines of our homes be that inside or out ensuring those spaces live up to our lifestyle needs is now more important than ever. This is where Scribe SW excel. It could be that you're bulding a home from the ground up, or are undertaking a full renovation, in which case Scribe SW brings a personalised approach to each and every job, focusing on quality and craftsmanship to ensure the finished result lives precisely up to your vision. Alternatively, it might be that you’re hoping to make the most of your outside space. If so, Scribe’s bespoke garden buildings can really make good use of it, and with experience building summer houses, log cabins, and even outside bars in fabulous settings, the team understands how much difference a garden building can make to your home. Buildings like these can make a great hub for garden-get-togethers, or a relaxing retreat for some rest and recuperation after a busy week.

Whatever your project looks like, when you enlist the expertise of Scribe, you can rest assured that everything the team does, is done with sustainability in mind. With many companies offering similar services to Scribe, consumers are often kept in the dark as to the sustainability (or lack thereof) of the materials used on their project. “At Scribe,” says business owner, Michael, “we don’t think that this is an excuse to make ill advised, irresponsible and careless decisions, especially when the opportunity e ists to make a significant positive impact to our environment, both globally and locally.” In short, the Scribe team bring quality, e ciency, reliability, e perience and innovation to each and every project they are a part of. Whether it’s a garden building, a renovation, or a brand-new property, for anybody contemplating buying, building, or renovating a home here in Cornwall, Michael and the Scribe SW team come highly recommended.

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Live the Cornwall dream ST MERRYN PARK Near Padstow Site fee’s from only £2189.90 Choice of lodges from £145,000 Choice of plots on a brand new development Open 365 days a year Onsite shop, bar, hair salon, play area and tennis courts The perfect base to explore Cornwall

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Beautiful stays in Newquay, Bude and Porthleven.

25 The Waves, Watergate Bay, Newquay For a wonderful retreat on the north Cornwall coast you can’t beat 25 The Waves. New to the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection, this third oor apartment offers incredible views and provides a perfect base for a family of four or a group of friends to e plore the beauty of Watergate ay. urnished throughout with maritime themes, there is a fantastic open plan living area, close to the well e uipped kitchen. Plush sofas offer relaxation or head out onto the sensational balcony where you can sip on a hot coffee as you gaze out to sea. ore e ceptional views can be enjoyed from both bedrooms, including a king-size with its own ensuite shower and a twin. Watergate ay is just a short stroll away a sandy haven with surfing, paragliding, kite surfing, sand yachting, cliff climbing, and abseiling for the adventurers among you, whilst the rest of the party can sip on a cocktail in the beachside bistro. Nearby, Mawgan Porth offers several shops, pubs and restaurants for your convenience. Or why not visit the uaint village of t awgan which is home to t awgan Tea room, serving up the most delicious lunches and cream teas, as well as a wonderful apanese garden.

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Join us on a private guided tour to remember

It will be the highlight of your holiday Experience the real Cornwall come rain or shine with its beauty, culture, heritage and hospitality. We offer a unique and personalised variety of day tours, with the opportunity to walk part of the South West Coastal Path, with a complementary traditional Cornish Cream Tea picnic at the end. For your convenience, you will be collected from your accommodation anywhere in Cornwall and driven in the luxury of our air-conditioned 8 seater VW, allowing you to sit back, relax and let your local guide do the rest.


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STAY Surfside, Bude Surfside, as its name suggests, is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach breakers at Crooklets with the neighbouring sands of Summerleaze and Widemouth only a short drive away. Bude is the ultimate holiday destination for adventure lovers of all ages. Child-friendly beaches with plenty of facilities rub shoulders with more secluded, secret coves that you’ll find just a little off the beaten track. Wherever your exploration takes you, the views will take your breath away, so be sure to take a picnic and a rug as you might want to stay awhile and watch the world go by. The walled rear garden is a real sun trap. As well as a lawn there is also a patio area with local elabole ag stone oors. utside lighting twinkles on balmy evenings making this a perfect garden to enjoy at any time of day. Heading inside, this property is the epitome of Edwardian town house splendour, Traditional features combine with modern amenities resulting in luxurious accommodation. The open-plan kitchen and dining area is vast and from here you can spill out into a walled garden. The sitting room is equipped with plenty to entertain, while a cosy snug offers a quiet reading space. The master bedroom has far-reaching views over the golf course to the sea with a pretty, private balcony.

01288 354470 www.elitewestholidays.co.uk

The Old Post Office, Porthleven If you’re looking for a memorable coastal break in the heart of a stunning harbour town then The ld ost ce in orthleven is the perfect base for an exciting Cornish escape. The hustle and bustle of the fishing town is right on the property's doorstep, boasting a wealth of amenities including a range of shopping facilities, dining options, art galleries, and cafés, as well as the bustling harbour for fishing, boat trips and water-sports. You’ll be delighted as soon as you enter the glamorous open-plan living space, perfect for entertaining, with a well-equipped kitchen, accompanied by a sociable dining table. From here, make your way over to the homely sitting area, escaping reality during a family film night in front of the TV as the wood burning stove creates the perfect ambiance. As the evening draws to a close, head over to one of the sumptuous bedrooms, one with its own ensuite shower room, and both rooms featuring their own smart televisions. With a small seating area at the rear where you can relax in the warmer months. The ld ost ce is a great holiday base, at any time of the year. And if you’re looking to make an occasion of it, you can book The ld ost ce with its sister property, ock ool ouse which is located in the same building.

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 Mark Watson

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Experience Dandy Lion; a brand-new, intimate storytelling experience for children and families this summer at Trebah Garden. ABOVE Dandy Lion, an intimate storytelling experience across Trebah this summer


his magical, musical fable will be performed across the sub-tropical ravine valley garden and tells the tale of Tevi, a uniquely special lion cub. In a heart-warming, coming-of-age story he discovers what it is to be the leader of a pride – a reminder to adults and children alike that our uniqueness should be our strength; after all, there are many ways to be a lion. Trebah Garden has teamed up with Cousin Jack’s – the Cornish family theatre company behind the annual production of The Mousehole Cat performed live in Mousehole every Christmas – for this family promenade storytelling event that takes you on a magical journey, culminating in a celebration of individualism on Trebah’s private beach. Expect beautiful puppetry, live music, and captivating storytelling. This is a unique opportunity for spirits to be lifted and humanity celebrated in a much-missed shared experience! Directed by Guy Watson, founder and Artistic Director of Cousin Jack’s, who produced and directed Operation Neptune for Trebah in 2019, Dandy Lion will feature Emily Faulkner and Oliver Longstaff, familiar faces to the garden from previous performances. New to Trebah this year are Little Angel Theatre trained puppeteers

Stacey Mitchell and Jennie Rawling. The score has been written by Cornish composer and musician Ben Sutcliff and will be performed live by Zaid Al-Rikabi. The story has been developed from an original idea by Guy Watson and has been written by Charlotte O’leary writer of Operation Neptune, and will be produced by Jonathan Bray and Guy Watson on behalf of the Trebah Garden Trust. Dandy Lion is suitable for families of all ages; however, it’s worth noting that due to the topography of the garden children and adults will be required to walk as the route is not suitable for buggies. This is just one of the many exciting events planned at Trebah this summer. From live piano concerts on the beach and performances in Trebah’s own open-air amphitheatre, to pop-up family adventures and comedy evenings, there is a performance for everyone this summer at Trebah Garden. Ever-popular, these shows sell out quickly so we recommend early booking – see you there!


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DISCOVER MORE The summer season at Trebah 2nd July – live piano concert, on the beach, with the overwhelmingly talented composer and musician, Elliott Jacqués 13th August – an energetic, live music-fuelled adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in the amphitheatre. 26th August – Cornwall-based, world-class musicians will perform Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D minor, and the Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat major, guest will also be able to dine on this evening or collect a gourmet picnic to enjoy in the garden prior to the performance. 2-3rd September – a pop-up polytunnel-come-greenhouse will be appear to host The Greenhouse, a family adventure into the senses of plants 10th September – Trebah-regular, Mark Watson will be back to make everyone laugh again!

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BIGGER PICTURE RRL’s ‘Intelligent Working’ system could not have come at a better time.


ne of the region’s leading tax and accountancy firms, , and its private client legal business, Wills imited, has finalised its new forward-thinking ‘Intelligent Working’ initiative, ready to implement as soon as government guidance around o ce working allows. rior to the first lockdown restrictions, prompted by the Covid pandemic in arch , had been introducing a remote working system. aperless working had been implemented in addition to safe, secure remote connection to the firm’s IT network something often dramatically overlooked by those attempting to implement such a structure. The latter has involved a significant amount of IT investment over a number of years in fact, part of the firm’s business strategy in recent years has seen it invest heavily in its IT infrastructure, in partnership with its IT support provider and cyber security consultants. The objective, has been to ensure confidence for clients in the security and robustness of the firm’s infrastructure, as well as enabling staff the e ibility offered by remote access. The process has been a long


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one the culture development re uired to implement all of the changes has re uired buy in by all arms of the business. owever, it enabled the firm to immediately, and seamlessly, switch to home working from 4th arch , and move to a e ible Intelligent Working’ structure when the easing of restrictions allowed. Indeed, client service has remained uninterrupted throughout the pandemic, and the firm has continued to disseminate vital information for both clients, and the wider Cornish business community, with proactive advice on the government’s many and varied, fast changing business support schemes. ast forward to spring , when the government announced its most recent proposals for the easing of lockdown restrictions, and consulted with all of its staff as to how they wished to work – a process which saw the business continue to move forward, irrespective of the pandemic, as staff were able to work e ibly either from home or the o ce. The result of the firm’s Intelligent Working’ approach involves hybrid home and o ce working, secure and robust IT infrastructure, providing e ible options to clients around methods of communication

to facilitate a uality and tailored service, whilst ma imising both productivity and the wellbeing of the team. ut it is so much more than hybrid working’ it encompasses so many different developments that, between them, enhance ’s service e ciency, as well as the development, health and wellbeing of the team. At , culture development is as fundamental to the business as infrastructure, and without either, it would not have been possible to implement such an initiative. This is a significant challenge for many businesses wishing to make changes immediately, but for , the team’s vision and proactivity have enabled an invaluable lead in time. ut simply, as we come out of what is hopefully the brighter side of the pandemic, is proof that while it has clearly been devastating, it has, in many ways, prompted radical change, a lot of which is most definitely positive.

ABOVE RRL’s ‘Intelligent Working’ initiative is a culture change that is fundamental to the business and its infrastructure


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FOOD FESTIVAL HITS THE ROAD Now’s the time to secure your tickets for Paul Ainsworth’s Travelling Feast!

ABOVE Paul Ainsworth INSET Cooking up a feast RIGHT Some of the star performers


aul Ainsworth and his chef mates are inviting you to join them on his first ever Travelling east. Taking place at some of the most stunning places in Cornwall, from Boconnoc to Padstow, with an incredible line up of food trucks, hand picked by aul himself. With food from award-winning chefs, festival nights, intimate gigs and other wonderful experiences, this is shaping up to be a festival like no other. The festival nights will include incredible live music from the aiser Chiefs, ake ugg, The uman eague, udimental , ister ledge, abrielle and more. Travelling east is just the event we’ve all been waiting for, especially in lieu of the festivals we’ve all so sorely missed over the past year. If you want to treat yourself, why not upgrade to a VI ticket, which will get you e clusive access to the estival Nights, including fast track entry, close-up stage views, three complimentary drinks and access to a private enclosure. or the foodies out there, Travelling east promises the chance to sample cuisine from a range of amazing street food trucks, offering a wide selection of the most delectable food

that the UK has to offer. ome of the best chefs in the UK will be bringing their food trucks alongside aul and his team, including Tom erridge’s umble ie Truck, Niall eating’s aradise Carriage, ohn ooker’s Cornish Arms Airstream and ames artin’s Ice Cream Truck. In the main arena there will also be an artisan market for you to peruse, with a myriad of stalls selling the finest Cornish produce, as well as family entertainment and cooking demonstrations from aul and friends. Interested Travelling east will be live between August th th . If you want to fully immerse yourself in the festival atmosphere this summer (including camping and glamping), Travelling east is shaping up to be precisely the event we’ve all been yearning for.


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BELOW A selection to suit all tastes INSETS Just a few of the new additions to the range

Sip on a taste of Cornwall this summer, with Cornish Rock Gin’s delicious range of gins and rums.


he distillery and shop at Cornish Rock Gin are both all geared up for summer with a line-up of eight incredible gins and six very special rums to choose from. 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 was born they decided to distil gin in small batches using natural Cornish spring water and original and unique botanicals at their distillery in the beautiful, wooded Allen Valley. The first ock in was a classic original, wonderfully smooth with a lingering liquorice aftertaste. This was swiftly followed by Pink Rock, a very dry gin enhanced by pink fermented champagne grapes – a unique combination leaving a champagne tingle in the mouth. Next in the line-up came Cornish Gold, again an exceptionally smooth gin with a peppery avour, pairing well with ginger ale but also enjoyable when sipped neat. A colourful trio then followed; Rock Blue Angel Gin, a fabulous gin, rich blue in colour with a smooth gentle taste; Rock Orange Sunset, with a light orange marmalade taste; followed by Rock Cherry Kiss, full-bodied with a delicate hint of cherries. Not a gin fan? Then why not sample a Cornish Spiced Rum with cinnamon, vanilla, orange peel, allspice and cubeb

pepper, resulting in a spicy, peppery taste or Cornish Red Rum, lightly spiced and enriched with plump red cherries. For something a little special, Cornish White Espresso Rum uses coffee own direct from Angie and eorge’s nephew's farm in Kenya where they support and buy from locals, just as they do with their locally sourced ingredients here in Cornwall. This year sees the release of three new rums. Cornish Saffron Rum with extra cinnamon, offers a smooth full-bodied unique avour Cornish ark piced ineapple um is rich and spicy while Cornish Vanilla um’s sweet, strong vanilla avour is delicious poured over ice cream. Cornish Rock Gin and Rum is handcrafted by a small team of passionate local artisans. Each new product is tasted and tested by an army of volunteers locally before being hand-bottled and receiving the stamp of approval.

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DISCOVER MORE A taste of the Roseland New for 2021, Rock Mellow Yellow Saffron Gin is a classic, with a deep rich flavour from saffron harvested locally on the Roseland peninsula. Rock Lemon Verbena gin is mixed with lemon verbena, again grown on the Roseland, resulting in a fabulous lemon tangy citrus mouthful.

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f you’re in need of some shopping inspiration this summer, then look no further than our great directory of local suppliers, producers and makers. From interior inspiration for you home, to thirst-quenching tipples you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Showcasing local suppliers

Shoaling Fish Aqua Reef

Hard Seltzer

Jo Downs Handmade Glass

Curio Spirits Company

For those who really want to make a statement in their home, this 13-piece Reef collection of handmade small to medium sized fish from o owns covers an area of appro imately one square metre, creating a beautiful fused glass wall art installation.

With a avour for everyone to enjoy this summer, Curio’s new Hard Seltzer range is bringing the United States’ fastest-growing drinks sector to the in time for summer. Created to help people enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and bring a taste of California to Cornwall, the new range are adding a whole new meaning to the term ‘Kernowfornia’!



Organic fusion bags

Hand-knitted hat

Cornish Tea & Coffee These amazing bags biodegrade within two months in a compost bin; the pyramid shape allows the carefully chosen, larger cut leaves room to brew, resulting in a more avourful e perience for you. our choice of classy, sassy brew now has a new accessory… and who doesn’t love a new bag! www.cornish-tea.co.uk

The Little Gin Shack Gin

The Naked Sheep Made from wool that’s been traditionally processed and spun on a spinning wheel, this fabulous one-off hat is made from the wool of a lue Te el sheep ac uired from the former Cornish amb Company. Adorned with a ower appli ue crocheted by os at yfanwys Appliques in Wales.

Hand-knitted Mug Hug

Distilled for Wadebridge’s Little Gin Shack by Atlantic Distillery, Neil Roberts and the Gin Shack team are incredibly proud of this organic, artisan, small-batch gin. As a perfect serve, Neil recommends a copa glass, poured over ice, with a premium tonic and a strip of lime peel.

This mug hug has been hand-knitted using wool that was processed and home spun by Allie and Nick, owners of The Naked Sheep. This particular creation is made possible by Timmy, the Zwartbles Ram from Land’s End. The mug-hugs and tea cosies are available as bespoke commissions, and a range of separate cosies and hugs are also available.



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Coral candle holder

Kurt Jackon's Sea Kurt Jackson

The Grey Lurcher

This stunning ocean-inspired candle holder, with its ombré effect creates a soothing seaside ambiance as the ickering light from the candle ame brings the coral to life. The te tured coral is carefully crafted from resin and beautifully encases the glass candle holder a statement piece that would look good in any home.

Kurt Jackson’s Sea captures the beauty of the world-renowned artist’s constantly evolving relationship with one of nature’s most challenging subjects. colour images complement ackson’s re ects on his interactions with inspirational coastal landscapes largely e perienced in his native Cornwall, but stretching way beyond the county too. Also featuring a foreword by awardwinning art writer, Julian Spalding, who pinpoints the importance of Jackson’s artistic voice at a time of environmental emergency.



Sterling silver tourmaline ring

Seaside strip tassel cushion

Porthleven Jewellery Workshop


Created using a trademark techni ue and style, this sterling silver, bottle-green tourmaline ring has glorious 18ct gold granulation. The rich colour of the tourmaline works in beautiful harmony with the high carat accents, while the rough te ture is inspired by the ragged Cornish coastline. ach ring is carefully handcrafted making every piece unique.

Cushions are a great way to accessorise your home, changing the look and feel of your room to suit your mood. This cotton cushion, with feather filling, has a nautical style and brings a touch of style and comfort to any interior. We love the fun addition of the tassels!


Elsa Quilt The Romantic Englishwoman Transform your bed with this gorgeous quilted bedspread in a pretty vintage-inspired oral cotton fabric. The calming shades of linen and grey and border of hand worked ru es create a charming patchwork bed cover. Finished with a scalloped edge and a patterned reverse, the Elsa Quilt is both pretty and versatile. www.romanticwoman.co.uk

Derby dress This elegant dress is the ultimate in effortless summer chic. Made from cooling cotton, its swooped neckline and peplum styling, mean it looks as good simply paired with sandals as it does dressed up with some heels and jewellery. This is a dress that will take you from beach to bar all summer. @whitegooseandco



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ART IN all forms If you like art, crafts and antiques, there's no better place to visit than The Old Workshop at Charlestown.

ABOVE Woodcraft by Jimagination


ou’ll find The ld Workshop ne t to the main car park, so after just a short stroll you will uncover a fascinating range of shops and galleries, showcasing hand crafted and vintage items, all under the roof of a wonderful listed building. The Craft iln is situated on the site of a historic lime kiln and plays host to a wealth of Cornish arts and crafts. It is staffed and managed by a group of artists and crafters, working together to showcase a diverse range of Cornish inspired products. There is a wide range of handmade items to browse and purchase, from jewellery, framed prints, cards, te tiles and ceramics, to fused and stained glass, soaps, skincare products, candles, felt work, driftwood pieces, wood turned work and much more! o, if you are looking for that inspired handmade gift, why not pop in and meet a maker ver at Cscape Art, you’ll meet artist arah lakey, whose paintings depict local coastal life and scenes from the industrial history of the area, in her own uni ue style. Alongside, you can view ick lakey's photographs of Cornwall which are atmospheric and thought provoking. rowsing the many originals, prints and cards available at this attractive gallery is a very happy pastime.

Within ail oft mporium you’ll discover an e tensive range of beautiful decorative items and glamorous jewellery, with more historic and poignant pieces found in two militaria cabinets. All three branches of the ritish Armed orces are represented and e uipment used by each is held whenever possible, showcasing a range of regimental cap badges, comprising of mainly brass e amples from WWII or earlier. ou’ll also find medals and sweetheart brooches, as well as popular Trench Art, which was usually fashioned from spent shell cases. ore modern military figures and models are stocked, as is a broad range of publications. Items are intended to appeal to those with a casual interest in military history along with the more avid militaria collector. With so many arts, craft and memorabilia to view at The ld Workshop, the ne t time you’re at Charlestown be sure to allow yourself plenty of time for a visit.

ABOVE From jewellery to militaria, there's lots to be discovered at The Old Workshop BELOW 'Approaching the Steps' by Sarah Blakey


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Showcasing local artists and art galleries 1. CSCAPE ART

Red Glow by Sarah Blakey


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

Cscape Art is the gallery and studio of artist, Sarah Blakey, and her photographer husband, Mick. Here you can meet the artist and perhaps invest in an original painting or print. Sarah’s work is about bringing colour and interest to everyday scenes, capturing the essence of working life on the rivers and seas and under the ground. Open daily during the season 10.30am to 5.30pm.

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


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


“Mother Earth in Autumn” by Mel Chambers “Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.” 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.


Trevose Head from Porthcothan 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. Vincent is happy to take on Commissions or reproduce any of his painting from his website in a size of your choice. To see more of his work, be sure to attend one his 2021 exhibitions at the Padstow Institute, Padstow, from 14th to 24th June, 12th to 22nd July, 22nd to 31st August, and 27th September to 10th October. 07836 244983 | vince@vincentbasham.co.uk ww.vincentbasham.co.uk

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

6. COWHOUSE GALLERY Cremyll by Jean Foulds

Located in the picturesque coastal village of Perranuthnoe, The Cowhouse Gallery is run by a group of local artists and craftspeople, offering a wide range of work at very affordable prices. Open daily, paintings,

sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodturning and leatherwork are all beautifully displayed in this light and bright art space.

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


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


Deep in the Heart by Steve Slimm Great news – Steve’s studio near Praa Sands is open again! The impressive Aladdin’s cave-like space is full of delightful surprises for anyone serious about art. This framed oil painting (26x31cm plus frame – £722) is one in a series of contemplative magical intimate woodland pieces. Feel free to visit and browse, without obligation. Text or call for an appointment.


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

THE OLD FACTORY STUDIOS, NEAR PRAA SANDS CROSS ROADS TR20 9RA | 07968 979367 www.transcendentalexpressionism.com 71 CHARLESTOWN ROAD, CHARLESTOWN, ST AUSTELL PL25 3NL 01726 65900 | www.atishoogallery.co.uk


Handcrafted home décor by Michael Jenkin

07856 594414 | www.bespokesurf.co.uk

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



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

Daybreaking by Alex Yarlett

17 POLMORLA WALK, WADEBRIDGE PL27 7NS 01208 880605 | www.wave7gallery.com Alex Yarlett is an abstract expressive artist based in Falmouth, Cornwall. “Capturing moments and emotions in my art is absolutely key to me,” he explains. with different elements of the painting exposed “Each painting becomes a time capsule of at different moments until an overall completed experience to treasure. I don’t seek to capture a visual narrative is told for the viewer to realistic photographic image of what is in front experience.” Enjoy Alex’s latest exhibition at of me; instead I encounter the raw moment by Padstow Gallery from 1st July 2021. engaging emotionally with my environment and then translating this instant into a painted 11 LANADWELL STREET, PADSTOW PL28 8AN story. The layers of different medium and texture 01841 533435 | info@padstowgallery.co.uk create this story, added to over and over again, www.padstowgallery.co.uk


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Sustainable luxury Win a Travel Light Set from Inlight Beauty

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Enter our competitions for the chance to win these fantastic prizes!


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Luxurious and 100% organic, the set features award-winning skincare to nourish the skin and uplift the soul. Perfect for on the go, the eco-luxe bag hosts the ‘essential trio’ and samples of the fabulous face masks. Lovingly handcrafted in Cornwall.

This hamper, from Heart, Smoke & Soal, has all you need – Flamers, Woodson firestarters, Cornish Charcoal, Hop & Hooker ale, an Angus & Oink sauce pack, Himalayan rock salt and a sample of their Namibian firewood for that authentic wood-fired flavour.


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£375 Enjoy two nights of camping luxury in Kernow adVANtures’ stunning four-berth campervan, Morvoren. This is a chance to explore Cornwall at your own pace and the prize includes a late 2pm check out, bike rack, Cornish cream tea and more…

Win a sea-glass jewellery making class for two at Inspire Makers


£230 Inspire Makers in Falmouth is home to over 50 Cornish artists and makers. This is your chance to enjoy a full day here, learning to set sea-glass into sterling silver and create your own ring or necklace with Porth Jewellery at their fun and inspiring workshop.


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Cornwall Living is the only magazine to exclusively cover the ultimate lifestyle by the sea in Cornwall.This is your chance to discover the finest properties, the best restaurants and hotels and new ideas for exciting getaways by the sea.

Forever Cornwall is offering a full week’s self-catering accommodation in April and May at this modern and spacious beach chalet in Gwithian. The Coast House is a very short stroll to the beach, sleeps six and is dog friendly. Prize redeemable for a week between 22nd April 2022 and 27th May 2022. And there’s more! You’ll also win a fantastic gin hamper from Cornish Rock Gin, a family surf lesson with full equipment hire from Global Boarders, an exclusive six-piece ‘Mini Shoaling Fish’ fused-glass wall-art feature from Jo Downs Handmade Glass, and a £200 gift voucher from Whistlefish.



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for thought

Outset Cornwall has been helping start-up canine businesses across Cornwall realise their potential.


t’s true; we are a nation of dog lovers. According to the PDSA’s most recent Animal Welfare report in 2020 (or The PAW Report as it’s more commonly known in such circles), 26% of UK adults now own a dog, with around 3.2 million households acquiring their pet since the start of the COVID pandemic. Accompanying such a love for our canine companions comes the necessity of looking after them responsibly, resulting in an industry that’s now worth over £7.9million and counting, according to the latest figures released by the ce of National Statistics in 2020. Outset Cornwall has seen a number of dog-friendly start-ups come through its doors since launching in 2009, with ideas ranging from home-made nutritious dog treats to doggy day care, and everything in-between. Jo Wolforth, founder of New uay based Wolfies

Walkies, is one of those businesses. Realising she could no longer physically continue in her role as a postal worker gave Jo the push she needed to combine her love of dogs with her dream of running her own business. After hearing a radio advert, Jo decided to approach Outset Cornwall for help in setting up a dog walking and dog sitting service in her local area, and Wolfies Walkies was born. utset gave me the confidence I needed to stop procrastinating and just get started,” says Jo. “It’s been a real journey so far, and it has been stressful, as there’s so much to take in and think about. But now that it’s all coming together, it’s really exciting.” Offering a relatively contact-free service, using her own dog leads plus putting trackers on her charges when she walks them for peace of mind, Jo is now starting to build her customer base and finding it much easier to

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TOP & LEFT A selection of Desney's carefully chosen canine accessories

TOP Waiting patiently for treats at Wolfies Walkies

meet clients as more restrictions are lifted. “Although the pandemic did impact my business initially, now I have lots of enquiries coming through,” says Jo. “I’m working on collaborations with local surf schools to look after their surfers’ dogs while they’re surfing and as soon as I’ve had permissions granted, I can start offering a doggy day-care service at my home. My long-term plan is to open my own dog sanctuary, taking in strays and unwanted dogs, and providing a free service for terminally ill patients to give their pet a home when they’re no longer able to.” Another Outset client developing and launching a dog-friendly business is Desney Ryan, who plans to open Southpaw Dog Store, a quirky dog boutique in Falmouth’s high street, offering good quality accessories and products for dogs, as well as a range of dogthemed human products, carefully sourced from independent local and UK-based brands. y journey started five years ago, when I adopted my Tibetan Terrier Otis from a puppy farm,” says Desney. “He had behavioural issues, so I started studying canine behaviour and psychology to help him and learn more myself. I’d visited Cornwall regularly, and I loved being by the sea, so I decided to make the move during lockdown, in February this year.” After finding the shop and making enquiries, Desney was signposted to Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub, who recommended she contact Outset Cornwall for help and advice in getting started. “It’s

an incredibly scary thing to do, and I was nervous about my abilities, but the support from Outset has been invaluable,” says Desney. “I’ve made some fantastic friends through the sessions and been given great advice by the team, even helping me apply for a government-backed Startup Loan. Now, my dream is becoming a reality, and the shop is on track to open this month.” With plans for eye-catching, creative window displays, a website and blog featuring a ‘doggy directory’ and tips on behaviour, nutrition and local walks, plus becoming involved with the local community through beach cleans and other events, Desney hopes Southpaw Dog Store will be more than just a shop. “My best piece of advice would be just do it; you have nothing to lose! Be clear about your idea, and use the Outset team’s knowledge and practical advice to hone and develop it while you have the opportunity. I’m so glad I did.”

OUTSET CORNWALL 01209 3 1106 3 www.outset.org/ cornwall

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

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Penwith Gallery, Back Road West, St Ives A joint exhibition presenting sculptures by Daniel Miles and paintings by Robin J Hawes

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of Nature Planting the seed of happiness during Mental Health Awareness Week.


he theme for Mental Health Awareness week this year was nature. “There is evidence for the powerful benefit of nature on our mental health through its unique ability to bring consolation in times of stress,” says Emma from Bluebird Care, “and also a corresponding increase in our creativity, empathy and sense of wonder. It is not just being in nature but how we open ourselves up and interact with nature that counts.” As Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation explains: “Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world. For most of human history, we lived as part of nature. It is only in the last five generations that so many of us have lived and worked in a context that is largely separated from nature. And it is only since a 1960s study in the US found that patients who were treated in hospitals with a view of nature recovered faster, that science has started to unpack the e traordinary health benefits. Care providers in Cornwall, Bluebird Care, wanted to explore this idea further and to e tend these benefits to both their teams and customers. By sending packets of seeds for

everyone to plant together, they were able to help to sooth any stress and refocus the mind on something positive. rom owers to bring a ash of joyful colour to the garden, to tasty, easy-to-grow salad leaves, the simple art of planting and growing together enabled time to talk and express feelings as well as spending time out in the sun – which is always a bonus! Bluebird Care are passionate about mental health awareness, and understand the positive impact that nature definitely has. Their teams and customers have not only been busy planting 'pots of joy' to make them smile whilst enjoying the spring sunshine, they have also been getting out and about on beautiful walks, taking in all that nature has to offer with stunning Cornish views and fields of bluebells. Time spent outdoors can’t help but make us feel that bit more positive.

ABOVE Time spent outdoors is crucial to our wellbeing


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50 acres of dog friendly gardens plus lots of woodland to run off-lead

Gardens open 10.00 - 5.00 every day until 30th November 2021 Cafe open Sundays to Thursdays until 31st October

01208 841369 Washaway, Bodmin, PL30 3AG


A wide range of flooring and furnishings, all supplied with individual care and attention.

Carpet and Homestore • Unit 3 • Longrock Business Park • Penzance • TR20 8HT 01736 330 279 • info@carpetandhomestore.co.uk www.carpetandhomestore.co.uk


Set in 12 acres of Cornish countryside only two miles from the beautiful sandy beachesof Praa Sands, Boscrege Caravan & Camping Park is the best place to enjoy your Cornish holiday.

01736 762231

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Boscrege • Ashton • Cornwall • TR13 9TG

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 Rolex Datejust 36 in Oystersteel and White Gold - £6,800

 TAG Heuer Aquaracer 43mm Mens Quartz Watch - £2,250

WATCH THIS SPACE Luxury timepieces from some of the world’s leading horological brands, available through Michael Spiers.

 Breitling Navitimer Automatic 41 - £3,425


ne of the south west’s leading jewellers, with stores in Taunton, Exeter, Plymouth and in Cornwall’s cathedral city, Truro, whichever you decide to visit and whatever it is that you’re looking for, the team are always on hand and happy to help. Perhaps you’re in the market for a new lu ury watch If so, you’ll find an impressive range on display, from some of the world’s most prestigious brands. To give you an idea and to inspire your search, we’ve handpicked just a few of our favourites…


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 OMEGA Constellation Manhattan 25mm Ladies Watch - £6,580

 Gucci G-Timeless 38mm Bee Watch - £850

 Patek Philippe Annual Calendar, Moon Phases 5205R-010 - £41,170


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This lovely two/three bedroom apartment is located in a fabulous & privileged position right on the quayside in Padstow with breathtaking views across the Estuary to Rock & Daymer Bay, with a gated entry system, allocated parking space, a private communal harbour & gardens.

Padstow | £750,000

This three storey, semi-detached holiday home is located in an idyllic lakeside position on the luxurious Retallack resort, set amongst rolling countryside in the heart of Cornwall just eight miles from picturesque Padstow.

Retallack Resort, Winnards Perch | £375,000

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A deceptively spacious five bedroom traditional farmhouse within a short walk of Watergate Bay, boasting lots of character features & an excellent letting history set in secluded gardens with a raised patio & barbeque area, well screened & very sunny.

Tregurrian, Nr Watergate Bay | £775,000

An enchanting three/four bedroom Victorian cottage full of immense character & originality, located centrally within the sought after coastal village of Trevone Bay just 500 yards from the favoured sandy beach, rockpools & spectacular coastal footpath.

Trevone | £650,000

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Hen House, Goonbell, St Agnes A STUNNING ARCHITECT-DESIGNED CONTEMPORARY HOUSE WITH PADDOCK Tucked away on the edge of St Agnes in a peaceful position and with uninterrupted views across fields towards the coast and the wonderful landscape of St Agnes Beacon. Impeccably presented and standing on a level plot together with a paddock of about 1 acre.

A versatile arrangement of accommodation fitted to a luxurious standard and comprising spacious open plan living areas (on two floors to take advantage of the views), 4 bedrooms (two on each floor including 2 masters en-suite plus 3rd with Jack/Jill door arrangement to family bathroom and additional shower room downstairs for 4th bedroom. Triple glazed tilt & turn windows, underfloor heating. Parking for 4 cars, low maintenance garden. EPC – B NO CHAIN.

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ST MAWGAN, NEAR MAWGAN PORTH Guide £800,000 Nestled in a blissful valley within a traffic-free, leafy and picturesque situation providing a truly enchanting atmosphere, this well-appointed and versatile home offers great style, peace and privacy. With the additional advantages of a double garage and a wonderfully arranged, enclosed and sunny garden, this delightful home enjoys an idyllic village location just inland from Mawgan Porth. What a breath of fresh air. 2,459 sq ft (incl. double garage). EPC = F


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This was our

COVID YEAR More than a thousand lives were touched by Cornwall Hospice Care during the Covid-19 pandemic.


ABOVE Ward Sisters Lou and Sally RIGHT Gina Starnes FAR RIGHT Senior Staff Nurse Claire

s Covid-19 forced the country in to successive lock downs, Cornwall’s adult hospices remained open and admitting patients 24/7. Despite the pressures caused by the pandemic, the Cornish healthcare charity admitted 404 patients at its two hospices, Mount Edgcumbe in St Austell and St Julia’s in Hayle. The majority were referred, by medical professionals, from their own home or from Cornwall’s acute hospital, with around 40% able to return to their home or care home after receiving palliative care. The charity was also able to offer support of a different kind, with the advice line, run by Cornwall Hospice Care in support of other healthcare professionals, receiving and dealing with a staggering 1,479 calls. Help was also offered in the form of patient and family support services such as bereavement counselling in the financial year this included 1,867 appointments during which 1,312 hours of support was given. We spoke to Gina Starnes, Cornwall Hospice Care’s Director of Clinical Services; “The last year has been an extremely tough one for all health care providers and I salute our charity’s front-line staff who’ve continued to care for our terminally ill patients during the pandemic. The doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, chefs, housekeepers, maintenance team and administrators have shown extraordinary commitment and as a result we’ve continued to be there for those who need us most. “I’d also like to pay tribute to our community services team who’ve adapted to new ways of working. Our Listening Ear service set up to support bereaved people, those needing mental and physical help or facing isolation and financial worries during the pandemic, received 222 calls, with some lasting up to an hour. Our virtual Friendship Café now has 102 members and more than 400 delegates have attended online seminars that the team have hosted. I’m humbled by this dedication in the face of such adversity.” The pandemic also massively impacted the charity’s Neighbourhood Hubs project that offers advice and support to people in

their local community. Consultations had to move from venues where people could be seen face-to-face to telephone calls, but still 161 patients and 24 carers were supported with relevant treatments being provided by Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. For more information on how you can support the continuing work of this essential service in Cornwall visit the Cornwall Hospice Care website.

CORNWALL HOSPICE CARE 01726 83 9156 www.cornwallhosp icecare.co.uk

DID YOU KNOW? Cornwall Hospice Care also supported people with Lymphoedema providing 748 hours of care to patients in 732 face to face appointments and 400 telephone appointments (a service introduced because of the pandemic).

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