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A GLASS Toasting Cornwall’s drinks producers from craft distilleries to boutique vineyards

Cornwall Home Show guide

Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th

October 2017

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to the October issue of Cornwall Living...

s I write this now, orchards and vineyards across Cornwall have begun – or are just starting – to pick and harvest this year’s fruit, ready to be turned into cider or wine. In putting together this month’s cover feature, celebrating Cornwall’s fabulous range of drinks producers (page 18), we were amazed by the sheer diversity on offer. Of course, we always knew how fantastic our produce is, but it struck us just how well Cornwall’s drinks offering is performing not just across the UK, but around the globe. In recent months, several of the producers we have spoken to have received prestigious international accolades, including St Ives Cider’s gold at the World Cider Awards. The Isles of Scilly has a food and drink scene that is equally thriving. Ahead of the Taste of Scilly festival, we take a trip to the isles to sample some of the delicious roduce firsthand page 91). We love discovering vintage photography of life on the coast in days gone by, so were excited to pick up a copy of Tony Treglown’s fascinating new book about our hometown, Porthleven: a comprehensive history (page 134). Sadly Tony passed away just as the book published, however thankfully he lived to see this remarkable achievement come into print. This October the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show returns to the Royal Cornwall Showground (page 71 and once again we rovide the o cia guide. ou a so find our Kids Love Cornwall Living magazine inside this issue, bringing more ideas for families (page 111). s usua you find this issue brimming with wonderfu com etitions page 67), places to stay (page 104) and ideas for eating out (page 88). Enjoy!


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ON THE COVER A couple enjoy a drink at Mount Haven, Marazion, overlooking St Michael’s Mount. Turn to page 18 to see this month’s cover feature about drinks in Cornwall. Image courtesy of Mike Searle.

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News & views

Catch up with Cornwall


Luxury property



Find your dream Cornish home Win a little taste of Cornwall

104 Coastal escapes

A choice of stunning stays


What’s on


On display


Way back when

See page 18 for our drinks of Cornwall cover feature

September at Hall For Cornwall A window into Cornish art A visual history of Porthleven

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Gourmet gossip All the latest foodie news


A taste of Scilly


An exceptional experience

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Discover a thriving foodie scene We visit Penrose Kitchen

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Life on the veg

Fresh produce from Riverford Organics

Food reviewed

Tasty flavours at Sam’s on the Beach

Stories to tell

Centuries of history at the Miners Arms

A match made in Heaven

We discover Beer & Bird, St Ives

100 A green vision

Introducing Greens of Padstow


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Make a splash at Retallack Resort’s awesome Aqua Park

Issue 15 | October 2017

Tasty treats


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Our yummy breakfast egg muffins are great for body and soul

Roaring good fun! Let the kids run wild at Jungle Jack’s soft play centre

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Against the grain


In good spirits


A Cornish country garden


A warm welcome to Truro


A light touch



Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th

October 2017

Supported by The Ultimate Lifestyle By The Sea

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Advice from Mid Cornwall Landscaping Wendron Stoves heads to the big city

Fabulous fabrics


A spot of luxury


Cornwall Home Show

Oltco makes waves across the UK




Stunning floors from Tre Concepts

Designer lighting from Stylehome





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Just add WATER!

Add some seasonal hues to your home Home ideas from Uneeka

oor to adore

Experience luxury underfoot

Appease the squeeze

A better way to increase your home

108 Setting sail

Fancy taking a luxury cruise?


See page 71 for our official guide to The Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show


On the crest of a wave


Coastal elegance


Surf photographer Mike Lacey Sally Napier’s designer jewellery

ired and fine

Ceramics at Custom House Gallery


Stars of tomorrow


Ride the wave


Long live colour


An eye on fashion


Minerals and memories


A smile you can trust


The next generation of creatives Coastal art at Wave 7 Gallery The latest fashions from the city Designer frames from Alexander Miller Explore the past at Cornwall Gold Reasons to visit Truro’s River Practice

ea thy finances

Expert advice from Harris Begley

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Peruse an ever-

changing display of talent at The Cowhouse Gallery

Run by a group of local artists and craftspeople, The Cowhouse Gallery offers a wide spectrum of original arts and crafts, all at fabulously affordable prices.

waters of Prussia Cove. So, if you’re out and about on the south coast, making the most of the end-of-summer sun, why not pop in and say hello? For more information call 01736 710538 or visit

2017 marks another successful St Mawes Sailing Club Regatta Day

ou find a range of aintings scu tures prints, photography, ceramics, jewellery, glass, wood and leatherwork, all beautifully displayed, with a list of guest exhibitors that’s always changing, meaning there’s always something new to see. The gallery is located just above Perranuthnoe cove, which offers breathtaking coastal walks in either direction, with dizzying views over St Michael’s Mount and the opalescent

Charity shop celebrates 20 years in the community Cornwall Hospice Care’s Holmbush Community ho first o ened its doors in 1997 and 20 years later the shop has just doubled in size, expanding into the store ne t door. When it first o ened vo unteer Joy helped serve the customers as they found bargains and hidden treasures, and if you go in now (on the right day) you will still find oy there with her we coming smi e. Joy explains why she’s volunteered for the Cornish charity for so many years, “I’ve had two relations cared for at the hospice, and it’s such a wonderful place.”

“I’ve loved being able to give something back.” Talking about the expansion Joy says, “the shop has changed throughout the years but this is so exciting, I look forward to seeing our regular customers and lots of new ones too!” For more information call 01726 66868 or visit

On an August summer’s day what more could we expect from the weather? Grey skies, Cornish mizzle and a fair southwesterly breeze – perfect conditions for racing in Falmouth bay! The day brightened and com etition ooked fierce from the safety and warmth of the sailing club. As the sailors returned, wet, cold and hungry the Philip artin ag was raised behind rish tones of Black Velvet. Teas were served, pints were poured and the evening got underway just after the prize giving. On the quayside, of which the Philip Martin team were the sponsors, the Tors took to the stage and the weather just about held. The St Mawes Ferry continued its taxi service from the Prince of Wales Pier to and from St Mawes. The tickets were courtesy of the St Mawes Ferry Company with donations to the RNLI. A good time was had by all. Telephone 01736 754242

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Contemporary Designs for Comfortable Living

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Exciting times ahead for Cornish Kitchens and Bathrooms With over 20 years’ experience in the installation of kitchens and bathrooms, Cornish Kitchens and Bathrooms owner Nicholas Ellis and the team pride themselves on displaying the latest choices in resin and quartz worktops, coupled with traditional laminate and granite styles. Friendly and knowledgeable, the team always endeavours to provide an effective design to installation service to the best of its ability, and is always pleased to answer any questions and offer the best advice possible.

Recently, Nicholas and the team introduced two bathroom ranges, plus two new stainless steel kitchen sinks from 1810, a brand you should certainly keep an eye out for when you next visit. What’s more, the website is set to be redesigned and will even include a video tour of the showroom, so watch that space!

Interior design tips Camellia & Co’s

Elaine Skinner talks us through accessorising our holiday homes With a reputation for refurbishing holiday homes across Cornwall, we catch up with Elaine Skinner of interior design practice Camellia & Co., and get her top tips on how to give your holiday home the edge over others in today’s competitive market.

For more information call 01326 376788 or visit

Do you want to develop your listed home? If you’re living in a wonderful, listed Cornish building and you’re thinking of altering or extending your property, you first need to get a heritage appraisal to help guide you on what your options are. This will form an important part of any listed building application to the Council. The appraisal is essentially an inspection of the building to understand its age and changes over time, as well as a detailed look at the archives and old maps, which are all set out in a bound report. It could be likened to a ‘who do you think you are’ of listed buildings! Andrew Hayes, a Conservation Accredited Chartered Surveyor of Court

We ask aine what signature finishing touches she adds to her interior holiday home projects.

Design and Conservation specialises in such work, and urges you to get in touch if you’re itching to develop your listed property. For more information call 01326 376000 or visit

Finally, consider texture. “Texture creates instant visual interest in your design scheme; use different fabrics and finishes throughout your soft furnishings to add dimension and give your room an instant lift.

New designer hair salon arrives in Falmouth Zebra Finch Hair is the brainchild of stylist Zeb Luke Gethen who, over his 15-year career, has worked alongside industry legends, including Nicky Clarke. Zeb has worked on photo shoots, catwalk shows and te evision doing hair for high rofi e celebrities and models, including Surrane Jones, Sue Perkins and even a Spice Girl. He now brings his talent to Falmouth with the opening of his new salon, for both men and women. The interior has been elegantly styled with bespoke and antique furniture making the most of the shop’s Georgian features with heritage colours, beautiful artwork and curios. “The idea was to create a calm, relaxing environment for our clients to enjoy while being

hose s ecia ersona touches wi re ect your individuality and personality, and your guests will love them!” For more information call 01208 863690 or 01872 248952, or visit pampered,” explains Zeb, “with no pressure to buy products.” The salon specialises in wedding hair and styling for events, so if you have a big day coming up, you know where to go. For more information visit @zebrafinchhair @zebrafinchhair or call 07548 539267


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Firstly, create groupings. Small, singular objects can disappear or look out of place in a room when displayed on their own, whereas grouping a few items together will add weight and impact to your accessories. Stagger the heights of your accessories on a bookshelf or create symmetry with your wall hangings. “Remember to follow the rule of three; odd numbers of recurring fi tures tend to ook more natural and effortless when incorporated into your design scheme!”

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Essa Collection

announces exclusive anniversary event Known and loved throughout Cornwall for having an eye for seasonal seaside fashion, Essa Collection on Fore Street, Porthleven is set to celebrate the third anniversary since the shop’s opening in October 2014. Vanessa travels around Asia, buying from Thailand, Nepal, India, Bali, Cambodia and Laos and also stocks products from Italy, which makes for a handpicked range that’s both exclusive and eclectic!

An exciting autumn programme at The Summerhouse Gallery This autumn sees an exciting array of artists on show at The Summerhouse Gallery. During September, the Marazion gallery showcases the work of esteemed and much loved artists Michael Praed and John Piper, in a joint show entitled ‘Partners in Paint’, running until 22nd September. The show provides a unique insight on not only the work, but also the longstanding friendship from an artist’s perspective. Another date for the diary in October is ‘Of Time and Tide’, Kit johns and Kate Richardson, a show which will capture the dramatic beauty of this time of year. The gallery showcases and celebrates a

wide range of talented Cornish artists, from the established to the up and coming. For more information on shows and future events, visit

The perfect escape for horse lovers

The celebration will take place in the form of an invite-only shopping evening on Wednesday 4th October. Showcasing new designs made exclusively for the shop in Bali, entry will include a free gift for purchases over £50, a glass of fi and one night on y discounts on a wares making this event one not to be missed! To receive your exclusive invite, email Vanessa at or send her a message on Facebook@Essacollectionporthleven

If you love horse riding as much as you love Cornwall, then why not combine the two? We’ve discovered the perfect location to enjoy both and explore the rugged coastline from a truly unique vantage point. Newton Equestrian Centre near Mullion on the Lizard

peninsula is a fantastic place to learn to ride, or simply brush up on your skills amid stunning scenery. But the real beauty is that you can stay in one of the cottages onsite and experience the ultimate weekend away for the horsey person. You’ll also enjoy use of the onsite facilities including the indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games room, sports hall and gym. With prices only £100 per person per day rider, and £75 for non-riders, it’s great location for reuniting large groups of family or friends, accommodating parties of 6, 9 or 15 people. What could be a more magical experience than riding a horse across the golden sands of a Cornish beach? For more information call 01326 240388 or visit

Cotton Mills Interiors opens new

Truro showroom this autumn! The purpose-built premises on the corner of Char es treet and nfirmary i wi feature shutters, carpets, paints, furniture and lighting in addition to the extensive fabric selection and bespoke curtain and blind services Cotton Mills is known for. The award-winning business evolved from a much loved fabric shop into the well respected company it is today, with their work being featured in House and Garden


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magazine and on the Channel 4 programme George Clarke’s Old House, New Home. “It is exciting to have premises of our own where we have the space and freedom to showcase the work that we do for homes, yachts, guest houses and hotels,” says Ali Cary from Cotton Mills. For more information visit


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every project we complete is different from the last We create timber framed spaces that are designed around what each and every one of our clients want, from delivering and raising a frame to a complete build service. Using skilled craftsmen combined with innovative design, we create buildings that make the most of your space. Contact us to find out what’s possible.

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New Kettle Co showroom to open in the south west Kettle of Fowey has long held a reputation for its stunning bespoke kitchens, interiors and in-house design service, so it’s no surprise to discover that the enterprising business is expanding to meet demand. In addition to the existing St Austell showroom, the newly rebranded Kettle Co opens its chic new showroom at Coypool Retail Park in Plymouth at the new HBH Woolacotts store this September. Director of Kettle Co, Dale Williams, tells us: “We’re really excited about opening our new

showroom this autumn to bring our products to a wider audience across the south west.” What’s more, later this autumn, Kettle Co launches its brand new online store, showcasing the company’s most in-demand products and exciting suppliers. If you are looking to refresh your home or holiday property, keep a look out for the o cia o ening. For more information call 01726 817778 or visit

Lucy Orr Interiors opens stunning new showroom in Rock

In addition Lucy offers a personal shopping and sourcing service, together with wedding and wish lists. For more information call 07811 383308 or visit

Interior designer Lucy Orr has opened a stunning new showroom and interiors shop in Rock this month. Lucy understands that any design project in the home can be daunting, whether you’re looking for help with a new build or simply a new pair of curtains. In her shop you find a mi of carefu y se ected furniture, lighting, mirrors and art, together with exquisite displays of fabrics, wallpapers, throws, cushions and many one-off pieces.

Add some alchemy to your home

Mel Chambers of Alchemy Tiles is a self-taught artist based in Cornwall, near Falmouth, who specialises in using the ancient 13th century techniques of inlay tiles to create amazing and inspirational works of art. She blends beautiful images, inspiring quotes and poetry to create bespoke, unique and original pieces that are impossible to replicate. Due to the special techniques and long-lasting ware, the tiles are extremely versatile. Not only does she create one-off bespoke pieces for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays; Mel’s real talent lies in creating specialist designs for kitchens, bathrooms fire aces and house a ues. o if you feel you have an area that needs something that little bit special then Alchemy Tiles has the answer. For more information call 07768 193848 or visit


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Be proud of your patio with Eco Clean Tech

in mind, after selling its product nationally, the team has decided to offer Cornwall an exclusive cleaning service.

Surface cleaning specialist Eco Clean Tech understands the desire to be house proud from the moment you pull up to your drive, without having to spend hours making it pristine. With this

With the help of European partners, Eco Clean Tech has introduced the Terrazza Mc brush to Cornwall. Designed in Belgium to clean any external and internal surface, this unique, patented system will restore stone, decking, block paving or one of countless others, with just a small amount of water and no damaging high-pressures. Indeed, this environmentally friendly company leads the way in patio and driveway cleaning, offering a bespoke service that enables you to protect the home you love. For more information call 07817 574450 visit


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Big plans afoot for Ales of Scilly

Back in 2001, Mark Praeger launched Ales of Scilly. Designed more as a retirement hobby than a business, things simply went from strength to strength.

before being transferred to a sailing lugger, The Grayhound, and shipped to Cornwall. So, cheers! Here’s to putting Ales of Scilly on the map. For more information visit

Fowey Valley Cider ranks 4th in top ten British ciders!

16 years later, Jen Trevithick took the business on becoming the first fema e brewer on the islands (or Brewster, to use the correct term!) and now, the team has big plans to extend the brewery’s reach into the UK! All ales produced at the microbrewery are named after ships that foundered on the rocks surrounding the isles, including Association, Schiller, Challenger and TW Lawson. In keeping with this maritime theme, each cask is rolled down the beach to the waiting gigs, as is the tradition,

St Ives Cider claims world gold! From humble beginnings, St Ives Cider now offers a true taste of Cornwall to cider lovers throughout the UK. Meeting owner David Berwick at Kirthenwood Orchard, it’s clear that he loves roaming the Cornish countryside with his mobile press, seeking new orchards and producing limited edition cider from his findings. t s at irthenwood ouse however owned by Lorraine and Chris Parker, that St Ives Cider has really made its mark. Here, there are more than 27 different kinds of apple tree, combining to form Kirthenwood Heritage – the Gold award-winning cider at this year’s World Cider Awards. David tells us: “Having started in 2012, it’s incredible to be up there with some of the biggest names in the industry!” So, if you’re a cider drinker, keep an eye out for Kirthenwood Heritage. As David says: “It’s a lovely drop!” For more information, visit

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Cornish distiller, Curio Specialising in using natural botanicals to create a sublime sipping experience via its craft spirits, Curio is a Cornish micro-distillery that competes on a global stage, recently scooping two Gold Awards at the 2017 Global Gin Masters! In addition to this, the company also found itself among a handful of top tier winners at the Great Taste Awards 2017 – dubbed the world’s most coveted food awards – for it’s Cardamom Vodka, described by judges as ‘simply delicious’.

Famous for its Champagne cider, Fowey Valley Cider has enjoyed a recent run of success, scooping a Taste of the West Gold award for Castledore – an easy drinking light summer cider which has also been ranked in the top ten British ciders by the Independent! Castledore has been going down a storm, but it’s not just cider the Fowey Valley has become loved for, with a delicious range of cider vinegars and cider brandies on offer, too! Starting out in 2015 brewing cider for himself, word soon got out that Barrie Gibson was onto something with his uni ue reci e. ow with its head uarters just a short distance from owey the Fowey Valley team are able to supply stockists all over Cornwall! For more information and where to buy from, visit

Being adventurous and innovative, the distillers have now created The Cornish Cup – a punch designed to captivate curious connoisseurs of fine i uors a over the handmade with their Mullion Dry Gin, Assam tea, chai spices and local Cornish honey. o if you re a over of i uors be sure to keep an eye out for Curio’s striking bottles in shops throughout the UK, now also recognisable via the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label! For more information visit


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Skinner’s Head Brewer, Paola Leather

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a glass RAISE

Celebrating the thirst quenching drink producers across Cornwall, from distilleries and breweries, to vineyards and orchards.


ornwall is a cup-half-full type of place. We love the idea of inspiring, creative individuals, independently tinkering away across the Duchy, from artists and writers to technology entrepreneurs. To this list we can add drinks producers – alchemists, expertly honing their craft to produce liquid gold. Delve a little deeper, you discover a refreshingly wide range of producers, from one-man-in-a-shed homebrews to internationally acclaimed ciders, and wines with the royal seal of approval. In fact Cornwall has the largest amount of breweries per capita in the country. Or, in other words, you’re never too far from a decent, local brew! One thread that seems to run throughout is a genuine passion for their craft, coupled with a desire to promote the south west’s phenomenal produce – proof that Cornwa can com ete very confident y on the wor d stage. Another key focus is family, with skills, secret recipes and knowledge passing down from one generation to the next. Now, all in the name of authenticity – in order to fully translate the sensory experience to the page – it was deemed necessary to carry out some primary research for this article at various breweries, vineyards, distilleries and cider orchards across Cornwall. As usual, we must stress that with so many wonderful producers out there, we couldn’t possibly cover them all… despite our best efforts! o we ve just given a avour of the immense offering. We implore you to embark on an adventure of your own.


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LEFT Polgoon’s special edition 2016 Bacchus, with label painted by artist Paul Lewin


We’re ever lauding Cornwall’s unique microclimate, but the proof really is in the produce. Our milder climate makes Cornwall one of the best places in the UK for growing grapes. A perfect example of this is POLGOON VINEYARD & ORCHARD set in a beautiful position in a sheltered bowl on the outskirts of Penzance, protected from the prevailing winds ( Polgoon is a producer of award-winning artisan wines, ciders and juices, with family at its heart. Indeed take a tour around the vineyard and you’re bound to bump into at least one family member somewhere! Mandy Milano visits the onsite café, The Vine House Kitchen, to meet owner Kim Coulson and her daughter, Emma, for a chat, over an exquisite crab sandwich (served by another daughter Millie). “We have six children,” explains Kim, “who have all worked there in various jobs over the years. Everyone gets stuck in! We started with just the sticks in the ground, learning along the way and gradually growing the vineyard and business to where it is now, with 13 permanent staff throughout year rising to 19 in summer and picking season. Bob Lindo of Camel Valley was very generous and helpful when we were starting out.”

The family and their team will be picking and making wine over the next few months. Polgoon is just releasing its 2016 Bacchus now, along with its 2014 sparklings. Mandy is keen to discover Kim’s favourite bottle. “The Pinot noir sparkling rosé. Everyone loves a pink sparkly, it’s delicious!” Emma’s favourite wine, meanwhile is the Seyval blanc sparkling white. “Pink is a more traditional style bubbly,” explains Emma, “but the Seyval is unique and more contemporary.” “It’s dry and delicious!” adds Mandy. As well as traditional wines, Polgoon roduces s ark ing e der ower and raspberry wines, ciders, and non-alcoholic juices resses and fi y soft drinks. Another to put on your list is the familyrun BOSUE VINEYARD in St Ewe in south Cornwall, near the Lost Gardens of Heligan ( Owner Paul Sibley tells us: “We produce an award-winning


A vineyard tour at Polgoon, on the outskirts of Penzance


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Bosue Vineyard in St Ewe, near St Austell

range of still and sparkling wines, all made with our own grapes. We are tending to focus on the sparkling wines as the Cornish climate seems to im art a s ecia avour to the gra es which is re ected in the wine. hese sparkling white and rosé wines are fantastic for a Cornish wedding, celebration or that special Cornish Christmas.” Paul’s favourite? “It has to be the white sparkling as I have fond memories of serving this at our daughter’s wedding. She had been closely involved in planting and looking after the vines, as well as picking the grapes and making the wine.” If venturing to the Isles of Scilly, there’s plenty more to enjoy, including HOLY VALE WINES on St Mary’s ( Originally wine merchants, stocking wines from across the globe, from 2009 the team managed to acquire (in their own words “beg, steal or borrow”) pockets of land across the island to grow their own grapes and produce their own wine. ts very first vintage for sa e is a . Another to note is ST MARTIN’S VINEYARD, lovingly run by Val and Graham Thomas ( This vineyard began in 1996 with the planting of just 30 vines, growing to over 2000 vines of 11 different varieties, across four acres.

Production is at the liberty of the elements, with 2014 being a particularly good year. We recommend a tour on your next visit. (Discover more about the Isles of Scilly food and drink scene on page 91.)


Curio’s Rock Samphire Gin é INSET

Curio’s Cornish Cup


n more recent years Cornwa s rofi e has been rising dramatically as a producer of spirits, with several key players reaching a larger national and international audience. CURIO SPIRITS COMPANY is one of the main trai b a ers in this fie d ( Based near Mullion on the Lizard, this company uses Cornish spring water, and fragrant botanicals to create thirst-quenching gin, distilled four times, and infused with rock samphire, foraged by hand on the surrounding cliffs. It also produces two vodkas – one infused with cardamom, the other with Peruvian cocoa nibs – and its very own ‘Cornish Cup’, a blend of Curio gin and botanicals, including tea blends, to create a refreshing drink to go with lemonade or ginger beer. The bottles themselves are things of real beauty, as warm and welcoming as the contents they hold. (Discover more about Curio on page 17.)

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Penny Come Quick, a surprisingly light and drinkable milk stout é ABOVE

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Craft beer has a rea de th of avour that you won t find in ty ica mass roduced beers and agers. s we discover on a visit to SKINNER’S BREWERY there s a ot to brewing beer... a bit of chemistry and art ski fu y b ended together ( teve kinner and his fami y were ured to Cornwa arge y by the surf son en is a ro surfer and they named their recent a e a e orth even after the iconic surf break . genuine trai b a er teve was ahead of the curve foreseeing the rise of craft beers and in articu ar modern a e and go den a es. years on business is booming achieving both nationa and internationa acc aim. et it remains a rea fami y business to this day. aughter ouise is e treme y know edgeab e and assionate about the beer brewing rocess and ingredients used how different variations of ho s and grain create uni ue avours and intensities. or many a brewery much ike bakers its yeast is a key art of its identity integra in maintaining consistency of taste character and ua ity. ike his beers teve is arger than ife and his mischievous touch runs through kinner s entire ethos. ut when it comes to beer it s serious business and they are c ear y devoted to their craft. he wa s aden with certificates and awards are testament to this. hey are roud to stick arge y to traditiona ages o d methods and e ui ment and this heritage makes its way into the beer. s teve te s me whi e the demand is there he s keen not to ose what made kinner s so s ecia in the first ace. t s im ortant never to forget where we came from. teve s favourite ti e a ways have a soft s ot for Cornish nocker being our first at the time a very modern beer. ut it has to be ushingtons. t s s ight y drier and my a ate is moving towards drier and ho ier beers. o y beers are the growing trend. teve raises the ta ents of the wider Cornish brewing community. We re natura y creative down here. here are ots of great brewers in Cornwa . nd kinner s ead rewer ao a eather is roof that beer roduction needn t be restricted by out moded gender stereoty es. nother brewery with a strong fema e ead is ALES OF SCILLY on t ary s now ed by ead rewer en revithick ( his fine microbrewery has been servicing the West Country with ua ity craft a es for over years. (Discover more about Ales of Scilly on page 17.) f you rea y ike your beer to ack a unch you have to sam e the out ut of a mouth s Verdant Brewing roducer of merican sty e ha y ho y beers with a owerfu fruity kick ( aking waves across the country erdant recent y won an internationa est ew rewer award from the merican website ate an incredib e feat for this ioneering brewery.


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Orchards and cider makers

The West Country has a strong and widely recognised heritage of cider making. But as we discovered from Barrie Gibson at Fowey Valley Cider, ‘Champagne’ style sparkling wine (and cider) actually has its origins in the West Country, in the early 17th century, long before a certain Dom Pérignon came on the scene. Bottled wine, imported from France, would continue fermenting in the bottle back in England, creating a fi when o ened. Whi e this fi was temperamental, it was discovered (on this side of the channel) that adding a little sugar helped the second fermentation ensuring a consistent fi . From 1615, burning coal to produce glass instead of charcoal (when oak was required by James I for building warships), enabled stronger, thicker bottles, less prone to exploding under pressure – tellingly known as the ‘Verre Anglais’. This glass production was patented by Sir Robert Mansell, one-time MP for Lostwithiel. Fowey Valley Cider is famed for its Champagne style sparkling ciders ( As Barrie tells us, the Fowey valley was once laden with orchards and he is proud to continue the tradition of cider making in this beautiful part of the world, gaining acclaim for his deliciously crisp ciders and cider products, including vinegar. (Discover more about Fowey Valley Cider on page 17.) Run by David and Kate Berwick, ST IVES CIDER is a small company that packs a huge avour ( In fact, hot off the press, we’re delighted to learn that St Ives Cider has just won an extremely prestigious international award for its ground-breaking cider at the recent World Cider Awards. Congratulations to David and Kate for this phenomenal achievement – we’ll certainly drink to that! (Discover more about St Ives Cider on page 17.) Situated in the scenic Allen valley, near St Mabyn on the outskirts of Wadebridge, you’ll find HAYWOOD FARM CIDER, the creation of Tom Bray ( Cider making is truly in Tom’s blood, as is clear from the ancient granite cider press on the grounds. (Discover more about Haywoor Farm Cider on page 27.) Westnorth Manor Farm, on the south coast, is home to CORNISH ORCHARDS, a venture started by Andy Atkinson, keen to restore traditional orchards and create an environment for wildlife to thrive ( As well as ciders, they produce tasty ginger beer, juices and softdrinks. We really have only just scratched the surface of the staggeringly vast array of drinks producers here in Cornwall. In shining a spotlight on just a few of them, we hope to inspire you to make a few discoveries of your own – cheers!


Barrie Gibson of Fowey Valley Cider

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Sample some of Cornwall’s finest produce, and enjoy a drink or two among friends and family.

Pints are in at the Old Ale House The Old Ale House, Skinner’s Brewery’s tap, is renowned for its wide range of ales, Cornish ciders, and speciality spirits. Voted CAMRA’s Kernow Pub of the Year 2017 for its quality and range, its service, and crucially, the all-important serve. The pub is also Cask Marque accredited to their highest score. What’s more the venue offers live music on Mondays and Saturdays. The Old Ale House has also recently added 20 keg lines to offer a further improved range of craft beers to its range and offers over 100 speciality spirits as well as an extensive range of ales, ciders and craft beers. Visit for a relaxed, traditional, old-school style pub in the heart of Truro, with a well-stocked bar and trained staff who can advise you on the best drinks to suit your taste. The Old Ale House has curated bar menus with drinks sourced from some of the best producers worldwide, to help you try something different and find a uni ue new favourite tipple. For more information visit

Enjoy a warm welcome to The Cornish Arms Using fresh, local ingredients, new owners of The Cornish Arms in Pendoggett, Geoff and Karen Dennison, offer a warm welcome for all to this traditional Cornish inn, just three miles from Port Isaac. As well as a sumptuous menu that’s available between 12.30pm and 2.30pm and 5.30pm and 8.30pm every day, the bar menu includes a range of cask beers, craft ales, lagers and ciders, plus an impressive gins from Cornwa and further afie d

perfect for that early evening aperitif. Perhaps you’re looking to make a night of it? If so, The Cornish Arms has seven en-suite rooms, making it the perfect stop for a couple making the most of the north coast. And, even if you’re travelling with your furry friend, well-behaved dogs are welcome, so why not pop in and say hello? For more information call 01208 880335 or visit


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All-time Record! This year, having propagated all the trees himself, Tom Bray at Haywood Farm is expecting an all-time record crop of between 70 and 80 tonnes of apples! Pressing cider solely from apples grown at the farm, the impressive Haywood operation has come a long way, especially given its beginnings as an experiment with friends. ow the avours roduced from the Haywood stable have become synonymous with sunny afternoons spent in the country, and the farm itself has really begun to take the limelight. Next year, Tom and the team will feature on BBC’s Back to the Land with Kate Humble, a show that champions the UK’s best stories of rural business.

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Head to Henlys! Well established and known for hearty dining first c ass tab e and bar service Henlys Bar and Restaurant uses some of the finest oca roduce to create a tempting and tantalising menu. However, with this month’s cover feature looking at drinks in Cornwall, it’s the impressive bar and wine menu at Henlys that’s really grabbed our attention.

ehind the we stocked bar you find a comprehensive selection of ciders, spirits, ales, beers and wines that’s simply too long to list, all from some of Cornwall’s best breweries, distilleries and makers. What’s more, a team of expert mixologists is on hand to whip up your favourite cocktail, and the drinks promotions currently on offer include two cocktails for £10 and two Cornish gins for the same, so whether it’s a Mojito or a delicious G&T that tickles your fancy, you won’t be left feeling disappointed! For more information call 01326 561141 or visit

When Simon Duggan, founder of The Cornish Moonshine Company, came up with the idea of developing a moonshine, he hadn’t quite anticipated that his playful plans had the makings of a prosperous business model. Since deciding to ‘take a punt’ and produce 200 litres of moonshine, all made from 100% Cornish barley, Simon has been overwhelmed by the demand. Based in St Austell, he branded the unaged white whiskey ‘Cornish Moonshine’ and soon named his company accordingly. Employed by Simon, proven entrepeneur, Hamish Ludbrook tells us: “The Cornish Moonshine experience is an interesting one. We always start by allowing our customers to smell the moonshine straight from the bottle. They tend to get a fright, because it smells like it could singe your nose hairs! However once they build up the courage to take a sip, they find it to be one of the smoothest ti es they ve ever tasted.” It’s no surprise then that this unique Cornish product has taken the Cornish drinks market by storm and this coming Christmas, we expect that there’ll be a bottle or two conspicuously wrapped beneath more than a few trees. Why not o on the website and find out more Taking inspiration from Cornish rebels of the ast you won t find anything e se uite ike it For more information call 07907 468 467, visit or visit


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magine a beautiful house as grand as its location, a short walk from Padstow’s harbour, boutiques and bistros, with views over the Camel estuary. Finding a stunning home to snap up in this extremely sought-after area is a rare feat finding one comfortab y set into its plot with generous gardens, both at front and rear, and with permission for further development, is another story altogether. Yet this is exactly what awaits the next owner of 6 Dennis Road, a charming semidetached house that would make the perfect family home or coastal bolthole. The approach to the house is a signal of things to come, a large driveway and rolling lawn arriving at stone steps leading up to the entrance hall. Inside, the house has been recently renovated by the current owners to a very high standard, meaning that it’s ready to move straight in, while providing scope for asserting your own identity. Three double bedrooms – two of which are en suite – make the home particularly versatile, whether accommodating a large family, or visiting friends and relatives. Indeed, if you own this house in this location, we assure you – you will have visitors! Should you need extra room, the house has detailed planning permission for a further dwelling in the grounds – a potential income stream to capitalise on Padstow’s healthy holiday market. With comfy and wonderfully equipped living spaces, this is the ideal home for family living, entertaining, and enjoying all that this beautiful part of the world has to offer.

INFORMATION S ty lishly presented semidetached townhouse Three doub le b edrooms/ two en-suite Fully -integrated contemporary kitchen Three reception rooms O f f -road parking and detached garage Front and rear gardens Planning permission f or new dwelling in grounds W onderf ul estuary views A short walk to the Harb our


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Some of stunning scenery you can enjoy nearby, just a short walk from the development

Introducing Thirty Six, the latest show-stopping development from Legacy Properties, the luxury property experts.


riginally from London and now based in Newquay, Legacy Properties specialises in creating luxury boutique coastal homes in some of Cornwall’s most stunning locations, always with an eye for getting the most out of the region’s breathtaking sea views. If you’ve already seen any of Legacy’s impressive developments, doubtless you’ve been astounded by the team’s acute attention to detail – a level of craftsmanship that’s become somewhat of a trademark in the Legacy stable.


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MAIN An artist’s impression of the sleek and chic apartments

One of the many things we admire about this company is its insistence on a dedicated in-house designer, enabling the team to ensure that their rigorous standards are always maintained across every project. Throughout each build, Legacy keeps how people will move through the space at the forefront of every decision, leaving no element to chance and creating a home that’s a pleasure to live in. Testament to all this is Thirty Six, a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments nestled between Fistral and the Gannel estuary, commanding enviable views that drink in the world-renowned Fistral beach. From the ground up, these apartments ooze luxury and in the main living space, you find wide ank engineered wooden ooring by Wood ecker as we as under oor heating, which together allow the space to blend modern, coastal features with a warm, traditional feel. In the bedrooms, where we all appreciate something a little softer underfoot, there are 100% wool carpets, creating a cosy, inviting atmosphere; something you’ll appreciate each and every morning as you step out of bed. Through to the Cornish-built Treyone itchens and you be hard ressed to find a higher s ecification. reyone has been building kitchens of unrivalled quality since 1978, meaning you’re well set to make the most of Cornwa s famed roduce. Why not o to the oca fishmonger and wow your guests with a touch of foodie are o what s ife on the entire eninsu a ike Given that it’s one of the area’s most sought

after locations, and that Thirty Six enjoys astounding ocean views, there’s a wonderful feeling of exclusivity to be enjoyed here. The peninsula abounds with coastal walks and beaches, meaning you can really make the most of being close to the coast. And if spotting wildlife is something you take pleasure in, you’ll be enraptured by the sightings of dolphins that are common on Cornwall’s coast – be sure to keep those binoculars handy! Keep a pair near your balcony too; from here you can watch the surf roll in and enjoy some fantastic spectators sport as the locals take to the water. And, if you fancy giving it a go yourself but you don’t want to drag wet, sandy gear into your lovely new apartment, worry not! Thirty Six offers a communal surf shower and individual store, so you can stow all your kit and rinse those sandy feet before you even enter the building. There’s much and more to be said about life by the sea, and when you’re living it in an apartment at Thirty Six, it really is all it’s cracked up to be!


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CARTHEW ALMS Charming and characterful and at such a fantastic price, this countryside cottage could well represent your next big step.

INFORMATION Four doub le b edrooms, one en-suite Half an acre of lawed gardens Three b athrooms S olar heated outdoor pool Ex posed b eams B espoke handmade kitchen


et within approximately half an acre of south facing gardens – mainly lawned and with a babbling stream boundary – Carthew Alms presents an opportunity the enjoy the best of countryside cottage living, with the added bonus of your very own outdoor pool! Deceptively spacious, the accommodation comprises four double bedrooms and three bathrooms, one of which is en-suite. There are also three generously sized reception rooms and a bespoke, handmade kitchen, where exposed beams and stunning wooden worktops carry on the house’s traditional, farmhouse vibe. Outside, a triple garage offers plenty of sheltered off-road parking or, indeed, extra space for working, perfect for those who enjoy a spot of DIY. This charming family home has plenty of character and, while being close to the bustling port of Padstow, with its vibrant foodie scene and boutique rows of shops, it

retains a distinct feeling of privacy, being well surrounded and screened by Cornish fir trees. Two primary schools nearby mean your kids can settle in quickly and close to home, while the market town of Wadebridge is just five miles away, meaning you needn’t spend the day travelling when it comes to keeping those cupboards full of rich Cornish produce! If your family is looking to relocate or you want to embrace to harmonious tranquillity of countryside living, why not get in touch with the Jackie Stanley team and arrange a viewing?


PRICE: £525,000

JACKIE STANLEY ESTATE AGENTS 1 North Quay, Padstow PL28 8AF 01841 532555


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TUCKAWAY THATCH A charming character cottage in the heart of the Cornish countryside, a short journey from the coast.



CLIVE PEARCE PROPERTY 31 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2LS 01872 272622

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his charming, picture postcard cottage is truly delightful. Tucked away and partially hidden as you approach, you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time and discovered a little piece of historic Cornwall. Walking up the front path you see a beautifully balanced little cottage with the thatched porch between the two front ground oor windows and two more little windows above, nestling under a pretty thatched roof. The front door leads into the living and dining room, the original part of the building, with a hall through to the rustic-style kitchen. It’s a cosy, sociable space, with room for a breakfast table. Downstairs is completed by a refitted shower room with a arge doub e shower. The stairs rise in the living space up to a small landing with the main bedroom on one side and bedroom two to the other. Outside, there are small areas of courtyard garden surrounding the cottage giving space to sit while being relatively low maintenance. The property is Grade II listed, however planning consent was previously granted to create a two-storey rear extension. While this has since lapsed, the precedent presents additional scope for further enhancing this already beautiful home. Just a short walk down the road, in the centre of Mithian is the renowned and historic 17th century Miner’s Arms (see our review on page 98), a great spot for eating out. Mithian is about a mile east of popular St Agnes, making it perfect for accessing the sandy beaches and facilities at both St Agnes and Perranporth.

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INFORMATION Minutes f rom Porthmeor b each and Tate S t I ves S econd home / investment opportunity D evelopment opportunity at three Parking at one and two Two bedrooms at one and two One bedroom at three


ithin walking distance of Porthmeor beach and Tate t ves ats one two and three at Westward House, St Ives are in prime position to enjoy the best of life by the sea. Flat three enjoys a double bedroom, as well an open-plan living room, kitchen diner and a shower room whi e ats one and two enjoy all this plus an extra bedroom each. So close to the sea and in such a highly sought after area it can be di cu t to find opportunities to put your own stamp on a property. Flat three could be the answer. Set on the first oor with views towards t ves town, it’s ripe and ready for a buyer to bring it into the 21st century, meaning it presents a fantastic opportunity to make your mark on the St Ives property scene. In St Ives parking comes at a premium and, while you’ll most likely be exploring the area on foot, it’s nice to know that there’s somewhere to park the car while you visit your new ho iday home. ortunate y ats one and two have their own dedicated parking spaces, so you can lock up and leave your wheels before lacing up your boots and hitting the coast path. For a slice of life on the coast in one of the UK’s most in-demand seaside towns, why not contact the agents at Abode and arrange a viewing?


GUIDE PRICE: FLAT 1: £300,000 FLAT 2: £330,000 FLAT 3: £165,000

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ith quality products and second-to-none service at the core of the company ethos, Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories specialises in replacing your windows, doors and installing conservatories with fittings that not on y match your interior and exterior, but provide your home with the functionality of the most modern materials and technology, including stainless steel hardware with high-security locking mechanisms. A great example of this is the new, stylish fibreg ass fascia deve o ed by the team which can be used to create a unique look for the company’s orangery-style conservatories. The company excels in the design and manufacturing of uPVC and hardwood conservatories, orangeries, as well as glass balustrades, and is able to paint its products any colour. The team’s expertise has once again widened and the firm now offers the supply and installation of high performance ‘Warmcore’ bi-folding doors. o say the team kee s its finger on the u se would be a gross understatement. Rather, they stay ahead of the game, knowing the most appropriate solutions for your needs when given even the slightest of briefs.

One customer tells us: “The work was top quality. The team were polite and stayed late to ensure they were able to keep to predicted timetables. It was one of the best experiences we have ever had in customer service!” he arge showroom in oo is o en five and a half days a week, with many products available to browse. This is a fantastic way to get the inspiration you need to draw up those plans you’ve been pondering over. Even if you’re unsure that you want or need to upgrade your home, the team can help point you in the right direction to ensure you make the right choice. So, if you’re looking to improve your home, increase its value or simply replace the doors or windows that have seen better days; if it’s quality that you’re after, Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories Ltd are the obvious choice.

ABOVE é No matter the size of your project, the Philip Whear team is happy to help INSET é Match your new windows or conservatory to your home

PHILIP WHEAR WINDOWS & CONSERVATORIES W ilson W ay , Pool I ndustrial Estate, Redruth TR15 3RT 01209 215759

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THE GRAIN I speak with Warren, owner of Cornish company Tre Concepts, an authority on bespoke hardwood flooring. WORDS BY DAN WARDEN


arm, friendly and happy to answer my long list of ‘whats, whys and whens’ – naïve questions that he’s no doubt heard a thousand times before – Tre Concepts owner Warren is as patient as they come, displaying a natura a nity with customer care and a passion for detail. After a quick chat about the small things in life, he sets down his cup, the gentle thud of china on (presumably) hardwood softly translating through the receiver, before clearing his throat and taking me back to where it all began. Warren has more than 15 years of experience across the building industry. From supplying and s ecifying hardwood ooring to the county’s leading architects and interior designers, to supplying trade materials and machining timbers, this born-and-bred Cornishman has developed a deep and thorough understanding of the trade, particularly here in Cornwall. What’s more, he understands the importance of supporting local business, explaining: “The building industry here is

Flooring from Tre Concepts simply oozes quality


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We supply the highest-end materials and we like to see them fitted properly

RIGHT Bespoke hardwood flooring that will transform your interior

alive and kicking. There’s no reason to bring suppliers from out of county when there are enty of fantastic firms and stockists right here in Cornwall.” The aim behind Tre Concepts has always been to offer as wide a range of hardwood ooring as ossib e to a c iente e that s no longer willing to compromise. Unsurprisingly, this ethos has set the company apart from the crowd ever since its launch in 2015, especially when combined with a rofessiona fitting service that listens to clients’ requirements and provides tailored solutions, even in the most demanding of situations. e it the finish the width or the grade of the wood, designers and architects all-too often have to settle for something that doesn’t quite tick all the boxes, but such is life, right? Wrong. “The idea of our business is to give architects and interior designers complete freedom, to the extent that the only limit is their budget. It’s all about opening up the possibilities, whether you want to revamp your kitchen ooring or you need the designs drawing up and materials supplied for a complete, multi-million pound renovation!” With this in mind, it’s crucial for local businesses to work together, something Warren understands. It could be that you have a trusted fitter in mind in which case re Conce ts can offer a supply-only service, sourcing materials from solely British manufacturers. The company will also provide a method statement a detai ed fitting an that can be handed to your fitter to achieve the erfect new ooring. “We’re not precious about our designs, but we supply the highest-end materials and we like to see them fitted ro er y. t just makes sense why wouldn’t you want your new or renovated

oor to ive u to its fu otentia Warren continues: “We want to make sure you’re spending your money wisely, even if that means sim y injecting ife back into your origina oorboards. We know this is just as im ortant as com ete refits as each and every chip and knot tells its own story and often, they represent generations of use!” Taking a sip from his brew, he recalls a fitting anecdote. fter being a roached by a ady who wished to give her e isting oor a makeover, the team hadn’t the faintest idea what to expect. “We were stunned as we uncovered the origina oak oorboards only to discover that they were centuries old.” Chuck ing a arent y sti ama ed he finishes ve never seen oorboards ike them It’s plain to see that Warren has a sincere passion for his company’s work. Each and every roject is treated with the utmost care and respect, but perhaps most impressive is the team’s understanding that we re on y as good as our ast job. When every roject is treated with this benchmark – from small refurbishments to com ete overhau s your new oor from re Conce ts doesn t just romise to be beautiful, or understated, or a product of the utmost Cornish craftsmanship; it promises to be nothing short of a masterclass.

é ABOVE The huge range of flooring can be fitted in an equally impressive range of patterns


Unit 3, Mount Pleasant Ecological Park, Porthtowan TR4 8HL 01872 492029 07841 590073

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Bespoke and lovingly handcrafted pieces of pine and oak furniture, at Celtic Pine and Oak, Wadebridge.


RIGHT Celtic Pine and Oak stocks a fabulous range of quality wooden furniture and homewares


e may buy our homes as brick and mortar – four walls, some windows and a door – but we build them with touches of personality, accents of use and splashes of love for the memories we create. It could be the Christmas dinner that you take turns to host every four years, or it could be the indoor egg hunt you put on that one Easter Sunday when it was pouring down with rain. Just as memorable are the countless evenings spent weathering the unpredictable Cornish weather with board games cards and fi ms and those hearty family meals sat around the table. he tab e. omething you find in most kitchens, yet a centre point for the family, used evening after evening to catch up on each other’s day at work and the kids’ progress at school. It’s such a simple piece of furniture, yet when lovingly handcrafted and made from fine res onsib y sourced materials, it can really help turn your house into your home. As you enter the Celtic Pine and Oak showroom, you’re welcomed with an immediate sense of home. Homely and sturdy oak dining tables, comforting pine wardrobes that you can easily imagine reaching into every morning; each expertly crafted piece of furniture boasts a history of 50 years, with generations of handed-down trade skill evident in each joint, knot and polished

surface. Whether you want a traditional piece to seamlessly blend into your lovely country cottage, or a sleek, modern alternative to complement your contemporary seaside apartment, Celtic Pine and Oak has something to suit your needs. The best part is that the timber for these exceptional examples of woodworking is sustainably and ethically sourced, meaning your new piece of furniture not only looks fantastic; it’s part of a green future for our environment, too! With a team that’s happy to help, from choosing your new piece to advising on how to keep it the talk of your parties for years to come, if your house is missing something and it s high time you fi ed that ga head down to the Wadebridge showroom and take a look for yourself. Alternatively, why not head to the website? However you choose to shop, you’re sure to be blown away by the impressive range of handcrafted furniture that this fantastic Cornish company has to offer.

The best part is that the timber for these exceptional examples of woodworking is sustainably and ethically sourced


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Whether it’s a big commercial flooring project or residential revamp, speak to the team at Oltco.


ou know you’re doing something right when a respected spiritual leader gives you the job based on feeling alone. Incredible as this may sound, it’s exactly what happened with Oltco when the company landed a major contract to re do the ooring in a ikh meditation centre, a huge surface area with a large footfall. For a company that places great importance in feeling, and building strong rapport and relationships with

clients, this was a profound moment for the team. Of course, while the power of good will can open many doors, and gut instinct can win big contracts, ultimately you have to be able to back this up with the goods too. Fortunately, this has never been a problem for Oltco, which has long been an industry leader in both the quality of its products and services, offering unrivalled guarantees on its work, constantly innovating to improve upon these.


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Another commercial project to enjoy the Oltco resin treatment is the recently revamped Lewinnick Lodge, perched on the Pentire headland overlooking the iconic Fistral beach in Newquay. This luxury clifftop retreat is a haven of tranquillity serving delicious food backdropped by staggering north coast views over the t antic. t s on y fitting that a destination of such beauty shou d boast the finest ua ity materials in its construction. We caught up with Lewinnick Lodge’s Manager, Dan Trotter, to discover more about the refurb. “Restoring Lewinnick Lodge was a huge project and a great opportunity to collaborate with some of our favourite craftspeople and independent companies right here in Cornwall. When it came to commercia ooring s ecia ists there was only ever one choice – it had to be the team at Oltco. We didn’t just choose them because they are local; we chose them because they are the best, and great people to work with.” Lewinnick Lodge is just one of the many hotels, bars and cafés that Oltco has helped to transform with its resin ooring both oca y and further afie d. he team are happy working on everything from smaller residential projects such as driveways to large-scale commercial undertakings inc uding the iconic Wemb ey tadium. Oltco is also respected in the industry for installing safety walkways in factories and warehouses as we as anti s i ooring in food production areas.

he reasons for choosing resin ooring whether in the home or workplace, are many. For a start, it is incredibly hardwearing, it’s seamless (and can curve u the oor to the wa it s easy to c ean and it’s very functional too. Contrary to what you may be ieve resin ooring can also look beautiful in a domestic setting, both inside and out, offering a chic contemporary look. tco can tai or ooring to the s ecific need aesthetic and budget, right down to offering co our matching to a s ecific scheme and incorporating patterns or embedding logos and designs into the ooring. o whether it s an interior design masterpiece or a company insignia that you envisage beneath your feet, see how the team can create a bespoke solution just for you. he other significant benefit of o ting for Oltco is that each job comes with a guarantee, from 2 to 20 years, depending on the system. Oltco recently upgraded its guarantee on resin bound drives from 10 years to 20 years – the highest guarantee you find in the market for this a c ear dis ay of confidence in the roduct and a company that is here to stay. o what are you waiting for

MAIN The stunning terrace at Lewinnick Lodge on the Pentire headland é ABOVE The newly revamped Sikh meditation centre é INSET Resin bound drives from Oltco provide the perfect maintenance free solution for large outdoor spaces; the Oltco team at Wembley Stadium


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here was a time when viny ooring was seen as the oor re ative to a natura wood oor. With the rise in Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) we are now ste ing away from our sanders and embracing this versati e roduct. one are the days of on y being ab e to buy viny ooring on a ro in a imited range of co ours. o onger does viny ooring have the stigma of a s kitchen is the new as irationa ooring of choice as we found out when we aid a visit to odmin ooring and took a ook at its vast range of modern ooring so utions. odern day iving means that we are utting more demands on our ooring and many of us are ooking for something that is both cost effective and hard wearing without osing the great ooks of a natura oor. great e am e is the odu eo m ress range. ristan from C te s us With the m ress range from odu eo you get the natura ook of wood with the added day to day advantages of u ury viny ooring. tunning wood and stone effects are recreated across the ranges in beautifu de ths of co our. he co ection even inc udes a registered emboss te ture which a ows you to see and fee grains grooves and knots just ike rea wood. ot on y does it ook good but it s a so rea y easy to maintain a sim e week y mo or brush wi kee the oor ooking as good as new. t has great sound and heat insu ation ro erties as we as being made with u to recyc ed materia s so is environmenta y friend y too.

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We’ve found a floor that combines the natural look of wood with easy maintenance and great durability.

odmin ooring was recent y commissioned to fit a new oor in endragon ouse ort saac a ho iday cottage from ohn ray Cornish o idays. he c ient wished to bring ight and warmth to an o en an iving area whi st kee ing a nautica fee to re ect the seaside ocation. t a so had to erform on a ractica front and so its moisture and scratch resistant ro erties were an added bonus. hey o ted for odu eo m ress ooring in Cast e ak and as a resu t have a oor that is now ab e to co e with the demands of a ho iday home without osing any of its sty e or charm.

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n e d r a g y r t n u o c The Mid Cornwall Landscaping team show us how to bring the essence of the Duchy’s greatest gardens into our own.


f you are reading this you probably don’t need persuading that there are many advantages of living in Cornwall, the dramatic and beautiful scenery, arguably some of best beaches in the world, fantastic local produce and seafood to name but a few. We catch up with the team at Mid Cornwall Landscaping, who believe it also offers unique opportunities for creating beautiful gardens that take advantage of the unique climate, complement the local landscape and enhance the experience of living in Cornwall. “We recognise many people are living, relocating or escaping for the weekend to Cornwall to make the most of all it has to offer rather than spend all their time constructing and maintaining a garden,” explains Chris of Mid Cornwall Landscaping (MCL). “Thankfully, we believe we can provide hard and soft landscaping solutions that incorporate some of the best plants and materials but will not cause you maintenance headaches.” MCL brings over 30 years’ experience of gardening and landscaping in Cornwall, and the team understand the joys and challenges that Cornwall offers when creating gardens. While Cornwall enjoys a subtropical climate, it is also exposed to the elements; it’s surrounded with amazing views and scenery, but faced with the challenges of sloping sites

é ABOVE A classic Cornish garden, with ferns and palms that thrive in the subtropical environment

LEFT Add vibrant splashes of colour to your borders


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and di cu t access. We ride ourse ves in being able to create gardens to make the most of the benefits and overcome the cha enges says Chris. The Cornish climate means it’s possible to be the envy of other gardeners from different parts of the country by growing plants that elsewhere would be damaged by frost. The popular subtropical gardens like Tresco Abbey Gardens, Heligan and Trebah, with their tree ferns, palms, agapanthus, echiums and succulents, can be reproduced on a domestic scale, whether in a small courtyard or a more generous plot. Many of the grasses and perennials that are fashionable at this time also thrive in the Cornish climate, in coastal areas they work equally well in a border or gravel gardens. At times it may feel far from subtropical in Cornwall and shelter and windbreaks are required. There are many types of hedging plants that grow well here even in some of the most exposed places. Grisellinia, Euonymus and Olearia are all evergreen and will withstand the elements. Cornwall also provides a wide range of resources in the natural and built landscape including granite and slate.

We pride ourselves in being able to create gardens to make the most of the benefits and overcome the challenges CHRIS


“We seek to incorporate these materials in a contemporary or traditional way to complement existing or new buildings and their surroundings,” continues Chris. “Whether it be dry-stone walling, paving, chippings or boulders, these materials also make the perfect backdrop or surface to sit alongside Cornish planting. At Mid Cornwall Landscaping we have the expertise and the experienced tradesmen to design and build these features into your garden.” With the help and guidance of Mid Cornwall Landscaping why not make the most of your Cornish garden and add this to your list of the benefits of iving in this county.

é ABOVE Boulders create a perfect natural surface to sit alongside Cornish planting

INSET Decking, ideal for a seating area to capitalise on those incredible views

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ABOVE Instantly transform your home with a stunning LVT floor from Carpet Connection


utumn is just around the corner and many of you will be looking to ring the changes with your interior, infusing the warm tones of the next season into your décor as the temperatures outside begin to drop. During such projects, however, people often overlook their ooring and without the right care tired and dated ooring can s oi an otherwise marvellous makeover. he ooring e erts at Car et Connection can take care of everything when it comes to your new ooring so whether you want to oust your tired looking carpets and make way for in-vogue luxury vinyl tiles, or you want to re ace your hardwood ooring with something a little softer for those chilly nights ahead, you can rest assured you won’t be left wanting. Pay a visit to the Helston showroom and see for yourse f the vast dis ays of ooring solutions awaiting your perusal. The friendly team is always on hand to help you choose, so even if you’ve only the vaguest idea of what you want, they can hone that into a decision that you simply won’t regret!

Taking pride in a job well done Car et Connection employs its very own team of high y ski ed fitters to carry out the installation of all carpets and vinyl. nd if you d refer to take care of the fitting yourself, there’s a wide selection of carpet and vinyl on the roll which can simply be cut and taken away. As a supplier of many well-known, top brands, including Axminster, Brintons, rockway and ster to name a few Car et Connection is an authority when it comes to rounding off your new interior décor. With a service that can take care of everything and a team that will work to your schedule, the only thing under your feet will be your sty ish new ooring.


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e m o c l e w m r a w A TO TRURO

As Wendron Stoves opens an impressive new showroom in the big city, we catch up with Director Nathan Ward to discover more.


t was the great Roman sage, Cicero, who once remarked: “There is no place more we coming than one s own fire ace a sentiment we hold dear to our hearts here at Cornwall Living. After all, following a day relaxing on the beach or a brisk amble across the coast path, what could possibly be better than returning to the comfort of your own home, snuggling up with a well-thumbed book and g ass of wine by the fireside articu ar y as summer subsides to make way for autumn, the warming g ow of a fire is the erfect remedy for the soul. This philosophy is at the very core of Wendron Stoves, an independent family-run business that has been bringing warmth to Cornwall and beyond for over three decades. The business has come a long way since its early days in the 1980s, when founder and anaging irector athan Ward first began installing wood-burning stoves locally.


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LEFT One of the beautiful range cookers on display at the new Truro showroom é ABOVE

There is a large range of Chesneys stoves on display

RIGHT Premium saucepans and cooking utensils from De Buyer

Wendron Stoves has grown to become a leading and well-respected authority on stoves and fire aces recent y o ening one of the largest dedicated showrooms in Cornwall on the Water-ma-Trout Industrial Estate in e ston. ere you find an e tensive range of stoves fire aces woodburners and range cookers, from the traditional to the ultramodern, from leading manufacturers including Chesneys, Contura, Hwam, Jotul, Chi i enguin and Worcester osch among many others. The company’s impressive expansion continues with the recent announcement of a brand new showroom opening in Cornwall’s cathedral city. The Truro showroom allows Wendron Stoves to extend its reach further into Cornwall, making it easier for customers from both the north and south coast to experience its products and s eak to the team firsthand.

f course fire aces are as much interior design statements as they are heat providers, and making the right choice for a room – both stylistically and in terms of e ciency is crucia . he Wendron Stoves team draw on their comprehensive experience and product range to ensure that they can cater for practically every taste and requirement. Indeed, service is just as important as the products themselves, which is why Nathan and his team pride themselves on their pedigree and experience in initial consultation and advice, installation, and aftercare. We catch up with Nathan, who tells us more about the new showroom. “We’re really excited to be bringing Wendron toves to ruro says athan. t s a vibrant bustling city and we feel it’s important to promote our town centres, by investing in ruro and its eo e. or a whi e athan has been looking out for the perfect location to bring Wendron Stoves to the city. “It turned out to be uite fitting as we ve moved into the old AGA shop – it’s the right place to be ou find the new showroom on uay

Street next to the Old Ale House, just around the corner from emon uay. o what can we e ect irst and foremost, you’ll receive the very same warm welcome you can always expect from us, the attention to detail and expert advice. On display instore we have working range cookers by Everhot and Lacanche. We also have a brand new cookware range, including beautiful copper saucepans from De Buyer, and are showcasing many beautiful stoves and fire aces from restigious brands inc uding Chesneys Chi i enguin and Contura. ease do o in and say he o We’re looking forward to paying a visit ourselves, and if Wendron Stoves’ existing legacy is anything to go by, we won’t leave disappointed!


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Perfect your living space with exclusive designer lighting and furniture from Stylehome.


ABOVE RIGHT BELOW Stylehome stocks an impressive range of contemporary designer lighting, including many that you won’t find anywhere else in Cornwall

ike all aspects of great interior design, ighting has two key functions first and foremost, it has to perform. Secondly, and equally importantly, it acts to inject style into your home. Getting the lighting right is crucial in any project, no matter how big or small the space – it plays a fundamental role in creating atmosphere and ambience; in shaping our moods and how we feel. While natural light is great, it can sometime be in short supply or at the liberty of the weather. So, achieving the right ba ance of ight with the right fittings to enhance the design scheme, can make or break a room. As the team at Truro’s interior design service and showroom, Stylehome, realise, there is a real knack to it. That is why they have worked tirelessly to bring together a range that combines style and function, as Managing Director Mark Mitchell explains. We have ranges that you cannot find anywhere else in Cornwall,” says Mark, “and we only deal with quality manufacturers.” Stylehome can give invaluable advice on lighting layouts and planning for all eventualities and requirements, including those that may not become apparent until later in the project. “Come and see the large display in our showroom in situ, to complement the thousands of additional models available to order on quick lead times. We have studio displays showcasing dedicated ranges of locally designed and manufactured lighting, inc uding those of om a e d handcrafted right here in Cornwall.” Discover lighting trends which re ect your sty e and enhance every aspect of your home décor. From contem orary ight fittings to eye catching lampshades, the Stylehome studio features a wide range of high quality lighting solutions to illuminate your home. As well as lighting, Stylehome also offers exclusive ranges of quality furniture, ooring fabrics and window dressings a supplied with the highest level of service and expertise. So whether you are looking for a single statement piece, or an entire project design, the team at Stylehome can help you realise your dream.


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h c u o THE SOFT t As the sun’s arc begins to shallow and the temperature gradually lowers, updating your interior can be the key to keeping spirits high.


s you’ll know from our many and varied insights into Cornwall’s interior design scene, we here at Cornwall Living love to hear from the experts when it comes to ringing the changes. What better time than now, as we brace for the autumn ahead? According to the team at Merchants and Makers, as the season turns and the nights begin to draw in, you need not be sad. Instead, why not embrace the autumn by introducing some texture and seasonal hues into your home with a scattering of new cushions? After all, one of the most effective ways of transforming a room is to update your soft furnishings. Choose from sumptuous wools, soft velvets and beautiful boucles; Merchants and Makers has so many fabulous fabrics on display, and nothing beats ighting the fire cur ing u amongst a pile of cushions and getting your nose into a good book. Perhaps you’re planning a larger project, such as new curtains and blinds. If so, now’s the time to get started. While not everyone is thinking about that festive ‘C’ word yet, it is only a few months away and we all know how quickly it can creep up. If you get started

now, your new additions will be in place and looking glorious, with plenty of time to spare, meaning you can spend the days of advent doing what matters – exploring Cornwall’s wintry markets and deciding on the big day’s all-important menu. At the Merchants and Makers showroom in aunceston you find an enormous range of curtain poles and tracks to choose from, as well as a vast array of fabric pattern books from all major suppliers, including Designers Guild, Colefax and Fowler, GP and J Baker and Voyage, to name but a few. What’s more, the team knows its trade and has years of experience to draw from, so you’re guaranteed the helpful advice you need to get the look you want. Attention to detail is a priority and there’s free parking onsite, so if you’re looking to ring the changes this autumn, there really is no reason not to pop in!


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THE CHALLENGE No task is too much for the team at Three Rivers Furniture, an independent, family-run Cornish business.

C ABOVE The Three Rivers team are experts at delivering to awkward or remote locations, including Truro Cathedral’s bell ringing chamber RIGHT BELOW Good old-fashioned quality is always guaranteed

ornwall has more than its fair share of beautiful and unusual buildings, often with quirky interior layouts or nestled into relatively remote or di cu t to access ocations whether dee in the countryside or erched on the c iffs. Whi e this a adds to the charm and uni ue identity of a ro erty it can create some ogistica cha enges articu ar y when it comes to de ivering and insta ing new furniture. ne com any however that seems to genuine y re ish the cha enge this resents is ruro s hree ivers urniture an inde endent fami y owned furniture store dis aying a vast range of ua ity oak mango and acacia furniture and s ecia ising in ng ish made ine furniture and mattresses. he showroom is in the heart of the city centre in the shadow of the great cathedra so it s fitting that the com any was chosen by the diocese to su y and fit a new bookcase as tore anager atthew e ains. We had a bookcase made that wou d s it into five ieces to enab e it to go u the tower and then be reassembled in the bell ringing chamber. t seems that even sma stone s ira ed staircases won t sto the team from com eting a job he team can de iver oca y to the room of your choice assemb e your new urchase and even recyc e a ackaging for you. uch of the store s furniture is made here in the West Country enab ing it to offer mu ti e aint finishes semi bes oke si es and a wide range of items that are sim y unbeatab e in quality – that’s good old-fashioned quality, from dovetai drawers to so id drawer bottoms. rom modern dining tab es to rec aimed ine chests atthew continues our furniture is bui t to ast. With customer arking a huge range in store and enty advice on offer hree ivers urniture is ace to go to furnish your home however remote or di cu t to access it may be

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If you have a project that needs a specialist finishing touch then head down to the new showroom to view our wide variety of products and meet the team.

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As we move towards autumn, Uneeka shares some new interior trends and luxurious touches that will get your home feeling cosy. é TOP Quilts create a cosy touch and make a real style statement

RIGHT Woven items are a must, from wicker baskets to textured rugs

Brass is the new copper


You’ll start to see less copper, which had begun to pop up everywhere, and instead see an introduction of brass. “This slightly more muted tone will still allow for those much-needed metallic touches, but on a much softer level,” explain the Uneeka team. “We’re still loving a hint though, like these large copper paper lampshades.”

Quilts are in, creating both a cosy touch and a style statement. “Just like a rug, cushions, or curtains, they can easily be changed and add colour texture and pattern to a room, while again adding a little luxury.”

Dark green Pantone’s colour of the year, Greenery, is still going strong, but dark green is now becoming the go-to colour. “Rich tones and a bold colour will give your home the accent it needs to stand out.”

Velvet Velvet is in… quilts, sofas, armchairs, cushions – whether you’re brave enough for a velvet sofa, or just the cushions to sit on it, we’re told that velvet is the latest trend taking hold, and a great way to add a luxurious touch to your home. “We think these pastel velvet cushions and quilts are the perfect way to introduce velvet into your home. Keep it simple.”

Weaves Woven items are a must, including rugs, log bags, shoppers and storage baskets. There are so many uses for baskets and always a need for extra storage, so keep your home stylish and practical. “We stock a wide range of rugs and in a variety of fabrics... jute, leather, cotton, wool and mixes of these together. Our Kilim Rugs are the most popular and traditional style and link perfectly with the woven trend. rug is the erfect way to finish off a room and a way to add colour, texture and a little luxury to a room without spending out on the whole room and can easily be changed.

WIN! Add a touch of on-trend luxury with this vibrant pink velvet Monte Carlo occasional chair – it would look stunning in a bedroom. Turn to page 67 for a chance to win.


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e r o d a o t Transform your home with help from St Austell’s First For Floors.

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ere at Cornwall Living, we’re forever noting how a new oor can completely transform a living space, perhaps giving a once tired area a new lease of life. Over the last decade, the ooring industry has innovated huge y with ever more choices now available, each roviding its own uni ue benefits de ending on the re uired use and amount of tra c it s ike y to encounter. Whether a holiday let, the family sitting room, a bedroom or a chic new kitchen and whatever your budget there is the erfect o tion there for you. he rob em then is how you make sense of all the options available. This is where the experts come in. First For Floors is an inde endent fami y run com any based in t uste estab ished in with over a decade’s worth of experience in selecting and fitting ooring. We catch u with tuart awes enera anager of this young enthusiastic growing business who te s us ur aim is to offer a first c ass service at the best possible price while maintaining the ua ity you wou d e ect. We cover the whole of Cornwall with a wide range of domestic and commercia roducts a of which can be viewed in our new showroom. rom bedrooms to boardrooms ounges to awns we eave you with a oor your sure to adore.” irst or oors su ies a the res ected brands such as arndean mtico o y or tro ersaint Cobb ifesty e uick te and Wood ecker. What s more there s a huge range of roducts inc uding woo car ets sisa engineered wood aminate viny s resin and oors. tuart and the team are on hand to advise you on the o tions and arrange the fitting.

o ensure the erfect fit and ua ity the com any on y uses its own trusted fitters and a work is guaranteed. Customer satisfaction is our number one riority continues tuart f there s a rob em just et us know and we do whatever we can to fi it. o if it s time to give your home s ooring a refresh it might be wise to o over to the First For Floors showroom.




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Our Showroom and Coffee Shop offers an exciting collection of unique, rustic, hand-made furniture alongside our extensive range of lighting and beautiful home accessories.

A local Company specialising in double glazing since 1995.

Over the course of our history we have provided installations for numerous companies consisting of schools, hotels, shop fronts, industrial sites, and the refurbishment of the local golf clubs, although our main clientele comprise of individual clients across the South West region, who testify their contentment with the high standards and professionalism of the service received during and after installation. Highlighting the Companies commitment to customer care and supplying a quality service we are affiliated with FENSA, the Glass and Glazing Federation, and Trustmark.

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Increase the living space of your home with a Project Modular garden room.


ore space. That’s the one thing that so many of us crave in our homes. Whether a peaceful escape from the chaos of an expanding family, somewhere to house the in-laws when they come to stay, perhaps an art or music studio or even a home o ce to avoid the daily commute; having that extra room could really make all the difference in appeasing the squeeze. Maybe you would like to capitalise on Cornwall’s healthy and ever-growing staycation market with separate holiday accommodation. If you have a reasonable amount of outdoor space, then a straightforward and comparatively inexpensive option is investing in a Project Modular garden room. Whether young or old, incredibly busy or easing into retirement, there is a multitude of compelling reasons for investing in your very own, bespoke garden room. A keen gardener thwarted by the weather can still feel at one with that tranquil place from the comfort of their garden room, with its panoramic views. For a growing family desperate for more space, a garden room offers an attractive alternative to lengthy planning, potentially spiralling costs and the upheaval of a house extension. Of course, once installed a Project Modular garden room can be put to any

number of concurrent uses as an over ow guest bedroom, a place to do homework or watch TV, or simply a family space in which to relax or entertain. Project Modular buildings are things of rea beauty too e egant y finished e terna y in a choice of non-combustible Marley Cedral Cladding or multiple timber-clad o tions. nterna y they are finished in a contemporary design complete with all e ectrica fittings. What’s more, all Project Modular garden rooms are built to order right here in Cornwall, enabling the team to maintain ma imum e ibi ity in terms of creating a design that suits your needs and budget. Prices start from as little as £12,000 inclusive, subject to suitable foundations and survey. So don’t put up with lack of space any longer. There’s no need to move or extend your home, when you can simply create an extra room in the garden!

ABOVE A garden room is the perfect solution, especially when the in-laws come to stay! é INSET Create a design that not only suits your style, but your budget, too


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North coast escape

Win a beach holiday prize bundle from John Bray Cornish Holidays & Partners

LUXURIOUS AND COSY Win an ‘Olle” 100% lambs’ wool throw by Klippan from Coastal Scandi WORTH

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS No purchase necessary. Prize draw open to anyone in the UK age 18 years or over excluding employees of John Bray, Coastal Scandi, Uneeka, Rustic House, Cornwall Glass, Trevornick, Stable, Pure Dental Health, Skinner’s, Regent Court Vetinary Practice, Engine House Media, Leven Media Group, and their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion. One entry per household. By entering this prize draw you agree to receive marketing material from Engine House Media and the promoter(s) via email, phone and post. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the unsubscribe links in our email correspondence. The prize is non-transferrable and non-exchangeable. No cash alternative available. Winners must be willing to provide their name and country of residence for publicity if required. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winners will be drawn at random after 9th October 2017. The winner will be notified by email within 14 days after the draw closes. Subject to availability.


TAKE A SEAT Win a Monte Carlo velvet occasional chair












Courtesy of Coastal Scandi, cosy up this autumn with a high quality Eco-logic 100% lambs’ wool throw from Klippan. Fourth and fifth generations combine unique Swedish design with traditional textile knowledge. Choose from either light grey, smokey blue or saffron.

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Following the new interior trends of 2017, Uneeka is offering the chance to win this beautiful velvet chair – the perfect statement for a bedroom and an added touch of luxury.

Rustic House is giving you the chance to win one of its beautiful teak table lamps. Visit the Par showroom to view the exciting collection of handmade furniture, alongside an extensive range of lighting and unique home accessories.



This is your last chance to win a family meal at The Waterfront, a surf lesson and safari boat trip from Wavehunters, a voucher to spend at Ocean Blue Clothing, as well as a holiday voucher to stay in one of John Bray’s stunning self-catering holiday cottages in Polzeath.


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Learn about the cider-making process, cider-making regions, fruit varieties and some common things to look out for such as tannins, acidity and blending. Sample ten of Stable’s best ciders, take notes and ask questions from your cider master as you go.


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WELCOME TO Cornwall Living’s guide to The Cornwall Home Improvement & Self-Build Show Saturday 7th (10am to 5pm) and Sunday 8th October (10am to 4pm)

SO, WHY VISIT THE SHOW? The Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show brings together the best of Cornwall’s home-related products and services all under one roof, providing all you need to create the dream home.

Sponsored by

The 2017 show promises more than 120 exhibitors, with ‘A Bite of Cornwall’ Quality Food & Drink Market and artisan food café, allowing you plenty to space to eat, drink, read brochures and even take a little something home with you. Taking place on the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, it’s a wonderful day out for everybody, with a whole host of activities taking place over the weekend, including informative seminars, chances to meet the experts, a fully serviced café, licensed bar and an exhibition full of ideas to inspire you and your home.

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Media partners K eep in touch with all the activities by following Cornwall Living on Twitter: @cornwallliving, and by joining our Facebook Page: Cornwall Living

Registration closes on 5th October at 5pm

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On with the show!



Seminar schedule


Festive window display




Modern standards


Exhibitor list


A great outdoors


Show news


Our exclusive show preview Advice from the experts

Find what you’re looking for Who is at the show

Kernow Springs

ON THE COVER Visitors meet the experts to plan their dream homes

Shuttercraft Omnie

Kestrel Specialist Handrails

Updates from exhibitors

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On with the

SHOW Introducing the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show 2017, showcasing everything you’ll need to create the dream home.


s autumn arrives each, we always eagerly anticipate the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show at the Royal Cornwall Showground, which appears to get bigger FREE ENTRY and better every year. Taking place on 7th and 8th October, Cornwall’s premier home REGISTRATION improvement and self-build event brings Save money by registering in together the best of the region’s homeadvance of the show. Simply complete the online form related products and services all under one and turn up! roof. With over 130 exhibitors, covering (Registration closes on 5th October.) everything from interiors to gardens, Alternatively entry is £3pp (under 16s renewables to self-build projects, there really free) or £5 per couple. is all you could possibly need to create the home of your dreams. The event attracts visitors undertaking home improvement, renovations or selfbuild projects, but also hotels, B&Bs, tourist parks and holiday letting agencies. This event truly offers a wealth of inspiration and ideas, alongside the opportunity to find a the roducts and services you need. We can honestly say, every year we return inspired to improve our own homes! Once again, the show hosts its popular ‘Homeware Market’ and ‘A Bite of Cornwall’ Quality Food & Drink Market & Café. Both these features ensure attendees

get to take home a little something a little bit special. What’s more, there’s unlimited free parking at the event (always a bonus, here in Cornwall!), and free entry if you register online. So, without further ado, here’s a preview of just some of the things to expect at this year’s show. HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, renewables, windows and doors, balustrades, heating, stoves and cookers ooring joinery interior design, blinds, home AV, lighting, ventilation, furniture and stairs.


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SELF-BUILD Architecture, timber framing, planning, surveying, eco building, SIPS, renewables, builders’ merchants, waste management, trade services, ground works, builders and construction. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES nsurance conveyancing surveying finance land acquisition, holiday letting agents, mortgages and estate agents. GARDENS Garden rooms and outbuildings, fencing, hot tubs and pools, balustrades, decking, garden furniture, awnings and garage doors. A BITE OF CORNWALL FOOD & DRINK MARKET & CAFÉ am e and take home some of the finest local artisan food and drink including: local gins, craft ales, spices, charcuterie, olives, ice cream and more. You can also relax in the café, read your brochures or perhaps discuss your project whilst sipping a cool beverage or nibbling on some delicious food.

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SCHEDULE Get expert advice and professional insights from those in the know.



Tips and advice on how to create a highly e cient ow carbon home with minima impact on the environment. Learn how best to integrate low carbon and renewable energy sources into building developments to offer comfortable, affordable ‘green’ living.

Learn about the latest developments in on-site energy generation and energy storage to increase your self-consumption from Tesla Powerwall accredited installers SunGift Solar. Learn how various systems and are revolutionising the way we buy and use energy, including a review of live solar and battery systems.

Whole house low carbon renewable solutions ZLC Energy



The benefits of employing architectural services A & K Architectural Services

An overview on how an architectural practice can assist you with your project, featuring information on design, planning permission, building regulations, contractor tenders and project management to ensure a smooth and onbudget development.


The New Tesla Powerwall 2: your own power station SunGift Solar



Renewable Heating: 10 things to consider Blue Flame Heating Solutions

If you are considering heat pumps or biomass for your new build or renovation, what do you need to know? Dan Smith, Renewable expert at Blue Flame will run through the top ten points that may in uence your renewab e heating decisions.




Adrian Core’s creative design, coupled with the stunning colour palette of DuPont™ Corian®, is ideal to make all of your home design aspirations come true. Corian is a quality product that will stand up to demands of family living.

Many properties suffer from condensation dampness and its associated issues. This seminar looks at possible causes and what could be done to prevent it occurring.

The benefits of Corian in the your home Adrian Core Bespoke Furniture


Why does my property suffer from condensation dampness? Southwest Ventilation




A discussion on considering the space needed in a new house for all the eco/technical/clever wizardry everyone wants when they realise they can start buying things for the house that is near y finished and too ate they discover they can’t have most of their desires because there is no space for it!

Insulating Concrete Formwork (ICF) is rapidly gaining traction among developers, architects and engineers to achieve exciting, robust superstructures which are build friendly and pleasing to live in. Low impact construction with excellent build-ability make ICF the perfect solution for basements, earthsheltered structures and general construction. ...........................................................................

So…. where are you going to put all this stuff? Timber Frame Design & Build



Solar PV and storage: on the spot Naked Solar

Quiz Tony Sampson from Naked Solar on anything related to solar PV and battery storage. Braving the onslaught, Tony will spend the entire presentation taking your questions so be as challenging as you can be!

ICF: a versatile modern method of construction Stanchura


So… where are you going to put all this stuff? Timber Frame Design & Build

A discussion on considering the space needed for all the clever wizardry everyone wants, only to discover they can’t have most of their desires because there is no space for it!


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EXHIBITOR LIST HOME IMPROVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & SELF BUILD Duke Stone of Cornwall Elite Spas & Leisure A & K Architectural Services A Team Fabrications A.C.T Excel A.Staddon Groundworks Adrian Core Bespoke Furniture Advanced Decking ARCO2 Architecture Aspects Holidays & Havos Construction Aspen & Ash Engineered Flooring Atlantic Blankets Baavet BJ Taylor Construction & Groundworks Blue Flame Heating Solutions Botrea Stairs Caroline Walker CBL Stoves Charles Taylor Trading Colourfence Cornish Hot Tubs Cornish Traditional Cottages Cornwall Council Building Control Cornwall Garage Centre Cornwall Tile & Bathroom Company Cornwall Woodburners | Welcome Cottages Country Blinds & Interiors Crown Oak Devonshire Windows DoorWeb Dreya Drill All Drill Bits | Triple X Trading Duchy Eco Heating Eco Architectural Eden Hearth & Home First for Floors Frame UK SW Garden Buildings Cornwall i boy s remium eeswa o ish Gladstone Mortgage Services Good Life Joinery GreenGenUK Greenmount Carpets Grill Cabin Hardy Carpets Ibex Recycling Solutions

Intelligent Installations Kernow Fires Kernow Springs Kernow Stone Kestrel Specialist Handrail Systems Kitchen Kit Laurence Associates Lavigne Lonsdale Lifestyle Chiropractic Lilly Lewarne Practice Llawnroc Furniture Mauger’s Legal Services ModBox Spaces Multiheat & Energy Systems Naked Solar New View Windows and Doors New Wave Doors Nordic Designs Off The Wall Glass Omnie P.S Counter Windows Rabart Decorators RK Doors Rozen Furniture RTP Surveyors Samuel F Walsh Self-Build VAT Reclaim Shuttercraft Cornwall Sip Hus Smart Renewable Heat formally Source Energy South West Heating Solutions South West Ventilation Southwest Smart Homes artina anciarova Stanchura SunGift Energy Tamar Trading Building Supplies The Fell Partnership Thomas Sanderson Timber Cube Timber Frame Design & Build Tre Concepts Utility Warehouse Wadebridge Bathroom Studio Wadebridge Kitchens Westcountry Group Westcountry Sheds & Cabins ZLC Energy


Big Pan Parties Bring me Bubbles Brownie Maid Cornish Country Cordials Cornish Tea Co Kitchenside Bakery Lafafa Falafel & Salads Martin Davies Catering Med Foods Nature Kitchen Patnicks Preserves Penny’s Pies Riverford Organic Home Delivery Southwestern Distillery Swannacott Manor Meats Warrens Bakery

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News & views



Beautiful buildings that don’t cost the Earth

ARCO2 Architecture is excited to announce that it has been shortlisted in this year’s prestigious Build It Awards for Best Selfbuild Architect or Designer, for the team s design and bui d roject e ection. The project can be viewed online, with the winners announced at a Gala dinner held in London on Friday 22nd September.

Revolutionise your recycling with a new Ibex Sorta he new be orta is the first ever through the wall’ recycling chute system, taking your recycling from the inside to the outside in one simple action. The most common excuse for not recycling is the inconvenience and lack of storage, but with this brilliant new solution, you can kiss goodbye to ugly bins, bags and boxes. With its unique design you simply deposit your recycling through one, two or three air tight and insu ated wa a s on the inside which dro straight into your Local Authority bins, bags or boxes – all concealed in a stylish wooden housing. No need to sort it, store it or take it out! he first insta ation was successfu y tried and tested on the prestigious Green Build Hub at the world-renowned Eden Project in Cornwall. vai ab e in different finishes and combinations to suit most Local Authority schemes, prices start from as little as £199. For more information call Ibex Recycling on 01579 344102 or visit

ARCO2 Architecture Ltd is an international, award-winning RIBA Architects’ practice with a unique, innovative, human approach to building design. Although

experienced in a range of sectors, its architects have particular experience in residential, education and community projects. ARCO2 offers a complete design, build and management service via its in-house construction company ADD Sustainable Construction Ltd, enabling the team to work with clients, from their initial enquiry and aspirations, right through to the realisation of their dream home. For more information and to see ARCO2’s work visit

SIPS: The method

revolutionising modern construction Forget bricks and mortar, there’s a new way of construction that has been revolutionising the industry over the last decade or so: SIPS. But what is it? The structural insulated panel system offers several distinct advantages over traditional materials: speed, performance and cost. As Mike Burke of Sip Hus informs us, it’s much faster to put up, it out erforms in e ciency and hence it s much cheaper, both short and longer term. Costs are saved both on labour and materials, as well as on future energy bills. Also, as Mike points out, “due to its unique make up you can push the boundaries of traditional engineering and achieve open spans and stunning buildings far beyond the

reach of traditional methods.” It’s extremely versatile and perfect for barn conversions. Since Mike set up the business, it has grown exponentially, with Sip Hus recently becoming an o cia de ivery artner for Kingspan, the market leader in SIP panel products. If you have a project on the horizon, speak to Mike now to see how he can help you create a home that you’ll cherish forever. For more information call 01209 215663 or visit

Whatever you build... build efficient It was when searching for the right build system for his own house, that Dane Campbell, anaging irector of tanchura first came across insulating concrete formwork (ICF). Now, nearly 14 years’ later, Dane is one of the UK’s leading experts in ICF construction. side from its energy and bui d e ciency what I love about the ICF system we use is its robustness and versatility, enabling clients to get the most from their build space, both above and below ground,” says Dane. “From luxury cliffside developments, to basements

and bungalows, you name it, ICF can do it.” Stanchura provides a full ICF build service with CSSW accredited structural water roofing as we as a dedicated training and supply service to builders and selfbuilders. Dane will be hosting a seminar at 2pm on Sunday 8th October at this year’s Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show and you can visit him on stand 73. For more information, visit

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ECO-INDULGENCE Kernow Springs offers spectacular, eco-friendly and indulgent wood-fired hot tubs, available for the home, commercial use and events.


PERMANENT WILD SPA LOCATION The Kernow Springs team is now on the hunt for a permanent location for their successful Wild Spa. If this would be of interest for your business, glamping site, hotel or resort, be sure to get in touch!

or Kernow Springs, it all began when Cornwall-based, former boat builder and father of two Martin Dean built a air of wood fired hot tubs after being inspired on a family holiday. Using different types of wood has always been second nature to Martin in his work, so word soon spread of his beautiful, backyard creations. Demand soared, to the point where he decided it was time to launch his own company. Now, Kernow Springs is one of the south-west’s eading su iers of wood fired hot tubs Not just for personal enjoyment, when installed in your holiday properties, these wonderful additions can help add year-round appeal, even in the cold depths of winter. After all, nothing’s more tempting than a relaxing dip in the hot tub. But why choose one that s wood fired or a start being handcrafted from the finest timbers they look stunning and can really complement the ambience of your garden. What’s more, being heated by burning wood means that no electricity is required, which means much lower running costs, no noisy pumps and only minimal water treatment required – 100% natural and 100% sustainab e ndeed these fabu ous tubs caught the eye of popular actress and TV personality, Caroline Quentin, who simply cou dn t resist their rustic charm. ove my Kernow Springs hot tub,” beams Caroline.

t s a joy to use and looks wonderful too. Sitting under the stars, up to my neck in hot water is a wonderful, eco-friendly way ABOVE to relax.” Relax in your own personal haven As well as gracing many homes and holiday cottages across the south west, these stunning é INSET tubs have proved popular in hospitality Caroline Quentin venues too. The Old Mill House, for instance loves her Kernow Springs hot tub – a wonderful Padstow bed and breakfast, decided a wood fired hot tub wou d make the LEFT erfect addition. ndeed after insta ment Award-winning the team watched its Valentines weekend tubs: Martin and his wife Nicola at the ackage se out in record time enera National Festival anager dam te s us wou d high y Supply Awards in recommend a Kernow Springs Eco tub. Not London only is it a one-of-a-kind product, but Martin’s knowledge and dedication is exceptional.” So, if you’re looking to boost your revenue, year-round interest and eco-image, why not contact the ernow rings team f you d like to see the tubs in action, visit the home show or head down to revisker arden Centre in Padstow, where several of these wooden beauties can be found on show. Wi d a enta s are a so now avai ab e


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window display Now’s the perfect time to make your home cosy and chic with the addition of stylish shutters before Christmas arrives.


ABOVE Get your home feeling warm and cosy this Christmas with new shutters RIGHT BELOW Shutters add instant style to any home, whether modern or traditional

es, it may seem a little way off yet, but Christmas fast approaches every year, often catching us off-guard. It’s the time of year when we like to snuggle up in our homes, cosy and warm with friends and family in a comforting space that we can’t wait to return to. One way to really add the wow factor to your home is with the introduction of shutters, and now is the perfect time to do it before the winter sets in, and festive season arrives. There are many reasons for choosing shutters over traditional curtains. First and foremost, they are stylish, chic and timeless – equally at home in a traditional or contemporary setting. But it doesn’t end there with other notab e benefits inc uding thermal and sound insulation, light and privacy control, ease of maintenance and additional security to your home. Shuttercraft Cornwall in Newquay, helmed by Paula and Alan Hibbens, combines the personal touch of an independently-run family business with the quality products and reputation of a national network. Here you find a range of beautifu made to measure shutters in sty es and finishes to suit all tastes and types of building, from traditional barn conversions to sleek, beachside apartments. Even feature windows of all shapes and sizes can be accommodated. They really are that versatile! To get your shutters installed in time for Christmas, speak to the Shuttercraft team now to discuss options and see what would work best for your home. What’s more, if you’re attending the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show on 7th and 8th October at the Royal Cornwall Showground, why not pop over to meet the team? After all, what better way to create a proper festive window display that’ll be the envy of all who visit.

DISCOVER MORE Order your shutters by 6th October to guarantee installation before Christmas. Meet the team Visit Shuttercraft to discuss your project at the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show on stand 42.


016 37 849153 www.shuttercraf cornwall S huttercraf t C ornwall

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MODERN STANDARDS INDEED Heating your home during the winter while keeping energy bills down can be tricky. The team at OMNIE might just have the solution. DISCOVER MORE OMNIE is a part of Timoleon – a manufacturing and technology business that specialises in the built indoor environment, with products focussing on creating the best conditions for indoor living at the least long-term cost.

MEET THE TEAM Visit Omnie on stand 34 at the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show.


s we look to the sky, it’s pretty clear that summer is all but ready to give way to autumn, and we all know that with the changing of the seasons comes an inevitable drop in temperature. t this time of year under oor heating can be invaluable in keeping life cosy, but as the nights draw in and we begin to keep the heating on for longer periods of time, we’re soon faced with the startling reality that warming our homes via traditional means can be woefully expensive. This is where OMNIE comes in, with its Whole House System – designed to create the perfect indoor environment for your home while reducing running costs. Testament to the effectiveness of this system is Lampreys, a stunning property overlooking the beach in the West Country. After the original bungalow was demolished, a new build was constructed – designed by architect Michael Stopher – and it now consists of si en suite bedrooms on the ground oor with a large open-plan kitchen, dining and iving area on the first making the best of the astounding views. the under oor heating was su ied by OMNIE and, after a simple installation with

the OMNIE ClipPlate System providing an even distribution of low temperature heat, the property remains cosy, even in the depths of the winter! In order to extract stale air and circulate fresh air into the building, OMNIE Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery has also been installed throughout the property, maintaining a high level of comfort as well as recovering energy that would otherwise be lost to the outside. The company also installed two 7KW air-source heat pumps, which together rovide e cient ow tem erature heat. of this together helps keep energy bills to minimum, saving considerable amounts in the long term! So, if you’re keen to discover how you can best im rove your home s energy e ciency while making life as comfortable as modern standards will allow, why not visit the OMNIE website and see what the team can do for you?

é ABOVE Bring your home into the modern age with OMNIE’s Whole House System


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Visit our Showroom at Red Post, Nr Bude, Cornwall. EX23 9NW Supply and install woodburners & multi-fuel stoves Gas & Electric stoves Fire places & surrounds Chimney flues & linings Laying slate hearths & oak beams Chimney stack rebuilds & repairs Fireplace renovations Showroom with live working stoves Showroom Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am until 4pm

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We offer fast delivery and fitting, free measuring and estimating, and a service that can take care of everything from start to finish, even cleaning up afterwards! There’s also a wide range of beds at our Summercourt store, and a coffee shop too!

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A GREAT OUTDOORS Maximise your outdoor space with a bespoke exterior solution from Kestrel Specialist Handrail Systems.

MEET THE TEAM Meet the team at this year’s Cornwall Self-Build & Home Improvement Show.


roperty in the south west lends itself to dizzying views of the coast and long, rolling vistas across Cornwall’s countryside. The way in which potential homes maximise these views can often be the clinching factor when it comes to deciding on your next step into Cornish property. Those of us lucky enough to enjoy such scintillating views of the Duchy often spend as much time outside as we do inside, particularly in the summer months. And yet, we neglect our exteriors while our interiors sing to the tune of contem orary finishes and modern design. With this in mind, presenting bespoke and made-to-measure stainless steel handrails, glass balustrades, structural glass, Juliet balconies and safety rails, Kestrel Handrails offers homes across Cornwall an array of practical solutions. Your property’s ‘wow’ factor need no longer come to a disappointing end whenever you step outside. Since taking over in 2013, Bruce and Katie have taken the business from a supplyonly company to one that offers a fullytailored service, using local suppliers and manufacturing in-house and in collaboration with other local traders. Katie was born and raised here in the Duchy while Bruce, who’s lived here since he was six, brings 20 years’ site e erience to the team a ong with five years’ experience with balustrades. James, who visits site projects and manages the bulk

of installations, offered to help out for a few weeks having already worked with Bruce in the carpentry trade. That was four years ago, and he hasn’t looked back since! Testament to the Kestrel service is Southleigh – a recent project that saw the team co aborate with oca firm inear ngineering. fter inear had fitted the new steel framing to the balcony, Kestrel took the reins, handling everything from joisting the atform and fitting the decking to su ying and insta ing the ba ustrade g ass in fi s so ts fascias and underside c adding. s you can see, the end result is staggering! Bruce tells us: “We were adding new to the old; the original balcony had been supplied by us to the previous homeowner, so we already had an idea of what we were working with. It was amazing to see the project come to life, and it’s exactly why we ove working with other Cornish firms they share our passion for getting the most out of the Cornish landscape. For us, that’s the most important thing.”

é ABOVE Kestrel provided the perfect finishing touches to this beautiful coastal home, to capitalise on the amazing views


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TAKE THE WHEEL Finance tailored for the car enthusiast

Purchasing a high-value prestige or classic car is an investment that requires expertise and a personal touch. We specialise in providing bespoke, competitive financial solutions so that you can enjoy the car of your dreams. Call us to discuss your requirements on 01872 272900 or visit

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Eco DRIVE We go for a spin in the new energy concious Toyota Yaris Hybrid.


The new Toyota Yaris Hybrid

RIGHT INSET We take the Yaris on a scenic cruise to Loe Bar, Porthleven


hose of us who live in or simply love to visit Cornwall all appreciate the beautiful scenery, sea air and roads our beautiful landscape provides. Everybody is also aware of the damage even modern cars can do to the environment and air quality in our stunning county. Although fully electric cars are available, realistically their practicality in Cornwall is up for debate. Even if you ignore the purchase costs, when you take into account the limited battery life and lack of charging points, for many electric cars are simply not an option. The Toyota Yaris Hybrid, Toyota’s first foray into the ybrid u ermini c ass we believe is a smart and sensible solution. It’s hard to review a car without driving it, so on a gloriously sunny Monday morning I got to grips with the Toyota Yaris Hybrid with a drive around the south coast. As the sun was out and knowing how fick e the weather can be my first thought was to get to the coast to get some pictures and showcase this car against some of our beautiful scenery. In this simple journey I inadvertently managed to really put the car to the test. etting caught in tourist tra c the car s electric engine immediately impressed. At low speeds the Yaris Hybrid runs solely off its battery and its quietness, smoothness and seamless transition really shine through. Its nippy 1.5 litre engine also provides more than enough power to eat up the country miles. Next up was a drive through Cornwall Living’s hometown and the ever-busy Porthleven, where the car’s maneuverability through the tight harbourside roads was second to none and the comfort of the ride as we went over the cobbled path was fantastic.

fter fina y making my way through the tourist tra c sto ed at oe ar to take some scenic shots. It was here I really got to admire the design of the car. Modern, stylish and broad in its appeal, it would be perfect for any member of the family. As an added bonus six trim levels are available as well as a wide range of styling packs, allowing any buyers to really personalise their drive. After a few more hours driving I eventually had to return the car and with an impressive 78.5 mpg the petrol dial had barely moved! What’s more with an extremely competitive drive away rice finance and two years free servicing the Toyota Yaris Hybrid does seem to tick all the boxes for the perfect Cornish car.

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DISCOVER MORE For more information or to book your test drive, head down to Parklands Toyota in either Truro or Helston. You will find a full range of new Toyota vehicles alongside a wide selection of quality used stock and the manufacturertrained workshop and bodyshop technicians use the latest diagnostic and repair equipment.

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G OURMET We catch up with all the latest news from some of our favourite chefs, eateries, hotels and pubs!

Fresh and scintillating flavours at Mullion Cove

Delicious food and drink go hand in hand at Mullion Cove, a hotel on a mission to make every meal exceptional. From Helford river oysters to the finest Cornish fish rime steak to e ce ent vegan dishes savour the finest local produce with sea views as impressive as the dishes served. The Atlantic View Restaurant proudly holds two AA Rosettes, awarded for excellence, while the Glenbervie Bar provides lighter bites and perfectly mixed cocktails in a delightful Art Deco setting. Situated on the Lizard peninsula, Mullion is an archetypal harbour village and its hotel showcases all that is great about this beautiful part of the world. So, if you are a foodie fanatic and love the seaside, make sure you pay a visit to Mullion Cove Hotel, and put this top dining destination on your map. MULLION COVE HOTEL he Cove u ion 01326 240328


Bottomless brunch HAS LANDED IN PENZANCE!

Tucked away in the old quarter of Penzance on Chapel Street is The Cornish Barn – a rustic restaurant serving a wholesome menu. Their new concept is simple: set aside a Sunday, contact those friends you haven’t seen for a while, and settle in for a leisurely brunch whilst your glass is endlessly topped up with bubbles and cocktails – the ultimate weekend indulgence.

And things only get friendlier when you ‘go bottomless’ with endless prosecco, Bloody Marys or Mimosas for just £15 extra. What are you waiting for? Get phoning those friends and book in a Sunday brunch to remember!

n the new unday brunch menu you find hearty dishes such as poached eggs and avocado on sourdough alongside black pudding, spinach hash with a fried duck egg or a bulging brunch burger, all served in eclectically decorated surroundings with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

THE CORNISH BARN 20 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AW 01736 339414



St Austell Brewery has become synonymous with some of Cornwall’s favourite beers, ales and wines, and the well-stocked bar at The Lemon Arms, Mylor is no exception. Tribute and Korev are two of our favourites, and they’re both great choices for washing down the traditional pub grub and fresh seafood that’s on offer here. Indeed, the menu itself is well worthy of note, especially if you’ve spent the afternoon enjoying a creekside walk in crisp ocean air. On Sundays, the locals have come to relish the pub’s delicious roast dinner – a combination of tender local meats, delicious Cornish veg and well-balanced gravy. How does that sound?

THE LEMON ARMS Lemon Hill, Mylor Bridge TR11 5NA 01326 373666 lemon-arms

Warming flavours at No. 1 Rock Road Autumn creeps in this month at No. 1 Rock oad with a subt e shift of avours. ect to see tru es game and oca y sourced grass fed meats a ongside the freshest of fish that the Cornish seas have to offer, as showcased in the restaurant’s signature seafood platter. Salads and vegetarian dishes echo the seasonal change with root vegetables adding depth to both raw and cooked dishes. Richer sauces also make an appearance, all with an eye to keeping in touch with local su iers. tending the seasona change try

some of the exiting full-bodied red wines such as ebbio o to com ement the richer avours and a fantastic accompaniment to an assortment of cheeses. For those with a sweet tooth, autumn offers some delicious choices with so many fruits to choose from, from rich creamy raspberry brûlée to warm plum compôtes. Don’t forget that dogs, wet or dry, are always welcome! NO. 1 ROCK ROAD Rock PL27 6FD 01208 863008 No1 Rock Road Bar Grill

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gossip GET MORE OUT OF YOUR AUTUMN AT THE CROUST HUT ready a firm Cornish favourite he Croust Hut in Camborne is forming quite the local following, with guests returning to enjoy the fresh, local produce and a menu that offers everything from a quick coffee and cake, to a hearty sit-down meal.

Something for everyone at Blacks In the heart of Penzance, in the popular and bu ing Cha e treet you find acks a welcoming bar and dining room with a cosy atmosphere. It’s the ideal spot if you’re looking for a bite to eat, with scintillating food served throughout the day and evening, including fantastic sharing platters and a specials menu. Offering food all year round, inc uding oca y sourced fish and meat vegetarians are also very well catered for. ven if you re just sto ing for a drink you be amazed by the variety of beverages including proper coffee (from the awardwinning Fat Roc), Novus teas, tempting classic cocktails, wines from the cellar, and an impressive selection of beers. Whatever refreshment you’re after, from a light bite or drink to a full three-course meal with all the trimmings – even for a festive lunch from the newly available Christmas menu – a visit to Blacks of Chapel Street should certainly be at the top of your agenda. BLACKS OF CHAPEL STREET 12-13 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AW 01736 369729

stab ished ne t to the ing dward ine Museum, The Croust Hut opens all year round, making it a fantastic spot to take a load off during those autumnal days when the weather’s not so fair. And, being a business that likes to stay ahead of the game, the team will soon be launching its highly anticipated Christmas menu, perfect if you’re looking

to make festive plans with your friends, family or colleagues. To see what all the fuss is about, why not pop in or pay a visit to the sister café, Kitchenside at this autumn’s Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show? THE CROUST HUT ing dward ine useum roon Camborne TR14 9DP 01209 612635

New owners welcome all to Number Twelve, Porthleven Kerry and Stuart Coleman are delighted to introduce themselves as the new owners of Numer Twelve. Serving breakfast and lunch between 10am and 5pm, as well as pizza and charcuterie boards every evening from Wednesday to Saturday, between 5pm and 8pm, the couple aims to uphold the deli’s reputation for stocking a tantalising range of Cornish produce. Visitors can expect cheeses, meats, olives, wines and spirits, all from some of the finest roduces as we as a range of delicious ales and chutneys. What’s more, there are plans to increase the indoor seating area, meaning even on damper days, you can make the most of what they have to offer – especially good news as we approach autumn!

Kerry says: “It’s a lovely place to stop for a quick bite, so pop in and see us!” NUMBER TWELVE 12 Fore Street, Porthleven TR13 8HJ 01326 565554

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Our roots lie in luxury Set within 43 acres of beautiful Victorian wooded parkland; The Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate is a stunning hideaway in the heart of South Coast Cornwall, offering everything from a relaxing spa retreat or family getaway to the perfect foodie fantasy experience. Explore the great outdoors, relax in the rejuvenating Clearing Spa or indulge in the mouth-watering Elephant Bar & Brasserie. There’s something for everyone at The Cornwall Hotel.

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The sweet

TA S T E O F S C I L LY Long since renowned for its white sand beaches, turquoise seas, relaxed pace and simple pleasures the Isles of Scilly has something new to add to its repertoire – food and drink that rivals the very best.

Long since renowned for its white sand beaches, turquoise seas, relaxed pace and simple pleasures the Isles of Scilly has something new to add to its repertoire – food and drink that rivals the very best.


rom the moment you arrive at the airport to catch the Skybus or await the departure of the Scillonian III on the quayside in Penzance you feel as if you are about to embark on a very special adventure. Just 30 miles off the coast of mainland Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly may only take a few hours to get to but when you arrive you could be a world away. There is a very distinct feel to Scilly that is like nowhere else I have ever been too. The air is clean and clear, tinged with the sweet note of narcissi through winter to early spring, the heady

scent of gorse in early summer and that unmistakable smell of bracken combined with the salty sea breeze that transports me to heaven every time I inhale it. It’s not just the olfactory senses that are in for a treat when you visit Scilly as the clarity of light is almost blinding. When the sun is shining the sparkle of the white sand beaches set against the clear blue waters creates a magical, be-jewelled setting. I think it must be the combination of the clear waters, unique maritime climate and fresh sea air that is creating a taste sensation on Scilly.


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The islands boast an eclectic mix of food roducers growers fishermen and farmers that serve up their catches, crops and creations to the wonderful selection of pubs, cafés and restaurants. On a recent trip I was lucky enough to sample some of Scilly’s foodie finest ahead of this year s aste of ci y Festival that happens throughout September. ur first sto is the de ightfu t ary s Hall Hotel, which is to be our home for the duration of our stay. Breakfasts here are hearty and the selection sumptuous. I choose the full Cornish breakfast while my wife can’t resist the egg and soldiers – well, who wouldn’t as they are from free-range happy t ary s hens With fu tummies we head out on our first foodie foray of the trip that takes us across the water to the island of St Agnes. We make our way to Tamarisk Farm that has been in the Hicks family for generations and for the last 12 years has been an organic farm growing fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs. Run by Tonya and Ben Hicks, the produce is available to buy from their roadside stall as well as being sold to local cafés and guesthouses and St Agnes’ famous pub, the Turks Head. New potatoes are just being harvested alongside bunches of sweetsmelling basil and ripe, juicy blackcurrants. Just down the road we meet father and son team, Tim and Sam Hicks (Hicks is a very

o u ar surname on t gnes at roytown Farm, the only dairy farm on Scilly. Their milking herd of just nine cows provides the tiny on-site dairy with milk that is also used to make butter, clotted cream and their heavenly, small batch ice-cream. They also raise a small number of animals for meat, available from the farm shop. Having worked up an appetite we head for lunch at the Coastguard’s Café. This cool, family-owned café sits just above Santa Warna Cove and we are treated to fresh crab sandwiched between slices of soft bread, baked on the premises. We also get a chance to sample some of Troytown’s delicious clotted cream smothered over freshly made scones jam first of course asking in ate afternoon sunshine we look back at a day where we have experienced food footsteps rather than miles. The next day and I’m up early for a run around t ary s. verywhere go see evidence of fresh produce, from crops growing in the fie ds to itt e sta s outside houses selling freshly baked cakes or newly aid eggs. nd of course the fishing boats anding their catch on t ary s harbour. Crabs and lobsters abound as well as boxes of iridescent mackerel, so fresh they shine as blue as the waters from where they’ve been caught. unch today is on t ary s as we pay a visit to Juliet’s Garden Restaurant. I remember coming here as a child when

TOP LEFT The restaurant at St Mary’s Hall Hotel é TOP Suite lounge at St Mary’s Hall Hotel

é ABOVE Camping at Troytown Farm

INSET Juliet’s Garden restaurant BELOW Farmer Tim Hicks at Troytown Farm


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Freshly baked bread and pasties at the Island Bakery

it opened some 35 years ago. Back then it was a small tea garden and has since grown into one of the islands’ most-loved establishments with many visitors returning time and time again. It now boasts a very smart, architect-designed interior but it’s still that breathtaking view across the harbour that captures my heart. We tuck into a sharing atter of rawns t ary s crab and smoked mackere at and finish with a Troytown ice-cream which is one of the creamiest I have tasted. After a long walk around the coastline we retire to our hotel to freshen up for dinner. I’m beginning to wonder if you can overdose on she fish but just can t resist sampling the Scillonian crab cakes and am very pleased I do, they are delicious. A warm beetroot salad, served on a bed of local leaves, is declared a triumph by my wife. After a wonderful night’s sleep – a combination of a comfortable bed, fresh air and fine food our time on ci y is nearing its end. In the morning we just have time to catch the boat over to t artin s to make the ac uaintance of baker arney c ach an at The Island Bakery. After holidaying for many years on t artin s arney and his fami y moved down from Wolverhampton to set up the bakery. Baking a selection of organic breads and rolls each morning during the season Barney uses simple, age-old techniques.

The homely smell of freshly baked loaves hits us as we step into the bakery. Alongside the bread, Barney also makes traditional Cornish pasties and a selection of cakes and pastries. I can’t resist sampling a Chocolate Cola Cake that is heaven on a plate. For those staying on t artin s you can a so order takeaway pizzas that are baked using Barney’s signature sun dried tomato pizza dough. It is with heavy hearts but full tummies that we say a fond farewell to Scilly. In our short time there we meet some wonderful people and sample some amazing produce. I feel we have only just scratched the surface of the food Scilly has to offer and can’t wait to return to sam e some more

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St Mary’s Hall Hotel

DISCOVER MORE Taste of Scilly Festival September 2017 This month–long celebration is back and is a chance to tuck into the unique low-food miles, slow-food culture of the famously unspoilt archipelago and enjoy a fresh foodie experience to savour every day. Local bakers, brewers, chefs, farmers, fishermen and food and drink producers will once again come together to share their stories, passions and creativity. Look out, too, for food popups around Tresco, sizzling Scilly beach barbecues at Karma St Martin’s, and special five-course tasting dinners at the Star Castle Hotel and Juliet’s Garden Restaurant & Bar. Sample hot lobster, paella and pulled pork at the Bryher Food Festival, and don’t miss the three-day Beer, Cider, Gin and Rum Festival at the Seven Stones Inn on St Martin’s.

Tamarisk Farm – 01720 422363 Troytown Farm

Coastguard’s Café – 01720 423747 Juliet’s Garden Restaurant

The Island Bakery

For more information on daily events you can download the full programme at tasteofscilly


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We sample the delicious menu at Penrose Kitchen, an idyllic spot on the edge of Truro.


The lily ponds

Ben in the kitchen


Jason Fletcher

his month I was lucky enough to catch up with husband and wife team, Ben and Sam, who together run Penrose Kitchen, an award-winning restaurant, idyllically located among picturesque water lily ponds on the outskirts of Truro. Over a coffee and a delicious lunch I get to know exactly what makes Penrose Kitchen one of the most exciting places to eat in Cornwall. “We recently celebrated the restaurant’s first anniversary e ains en and in this first year we have im emented e act y what inspired us – providing fantastic food and fantastic service – our way. We have both worked in the industry for years; in fact it’s where we met! During these formative years we cemented our passion for food and service, but we also discovered what we did and did not like. You’d be surprised at how many supermarket meals we saw being used! Having our own place means we can do things our own way. We love sourcing and using great quality local produce. As well as this we believe that exceptional service is crucia to a dining e erience. As I am delving into my lunch of pork belly with seasonal vegetables – complemented excellently by some lightly grilled strawberries (which is fantastic) I can’t help notice the comparison between the couple’s

attitude and approach and the atmosphere of the restaurant – warm, friendly, open and honest. Ben and Sam have found a fantastic location for their restaurant. es we were e treme y ucky adds am with pride. “It came up for lease just at the right time and we immediately fell in love with the space. The water gardens are such a bonus and rovide a very e ib e s ace So, what can we expect in the future from Penrose Kitchen? “We have lots planned for our second year. Every week we showcase a new menu and Sam will be implementing her skills in pairing the perfect wine for each mea With a 2017 Taste of the South West Gold award already under their belts, we’re equally excited here at Cornwall Living for what Ben, Sam and Penrose Kitchen have to offer in the coming year. To keep up to date with all upcoming events a visit to the restaurant’s website will tell you everything you need to know.


A glorious setting overlooking the lily ponds é INSET

Pork belly with seasonal vegetables and lightly grilled strawberries


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We celebrate with Riverford Cornwall as the team enjoy a double birthday.


ere at Cornwall Living we have been following the Riverford Home Delivery Cornwall success story since the beginning. Self-confessed veg nerds, and foodies with a passion for Cornwall, Steve and Lynn Allen moved from the Midlands to take over the organic food business in the summer of 2012. Five years on, and now based in Bodmin, they’re still thriving on the joys of running their own successful business, delivering organic food to over 1000 homes per week. ot on y are the cou e enjoying five years of delivering the green stuff to homes throughout Cornwall, but 2017 also marks 30 years of ‘Good Food, Good Farming, and Good Business’ by Riverford Organic Farmers, the nationwide organic veg delivery service that Steve and Lynn are part of. The Riverford box scheme began when Guy Watson started growing and delivering vegetables to friends in Devon. 30 years on and Riverford Organic Farmers has evolved into a network of farmers and veg teams offering a nationwide delivery service to over 47,000 homes a week. With an ongoing mission to lead the way in vegetables and to get as many people as possible to ‘Live Life on the Veg’, Riverford shows no sign of slowing down.

Steve and Lynn are doing the same and are now spreading their passion for organic food and healthy eating through the introduction of cookery classes and The Veg Fund. Lynn explains: “We love being part of the community and meeting our customers, so we’re now running Master Veg cookery classes to teach people how to make the most of seasonal vegetables and explore the inspiring things you can do with them.” The classes are being held on various dates at various locations throughout autumn. “The Veg Fund is now available to help raise money for local schools, charities and clubs. For every new customer that orders from Riverford, their linked school, club or charity receives £15 once they’ve had their third delivery – a great way to encourage healthy eating whilst raising money for a good cause,” enthuses Lynn. Steve and Lynn can also be found at many local shows and events showcasing the best seasonal organic produce.

TOP LEFT All the fresh ingredients you need to cook a delicious meal é ABOVE Steve and Lynn of Riverford Home Delivery


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We sample the best of seaside dining at Sam’s On The Beach, Polkerris.


lessed with great weather, M and I thought it would be nice to embark on a little adventure in the camper van. We headed to Polkerris on the south coast, our aim: good food, drink, a wander around the coast in the fresh air and a cosy night’s sleep. We set up camp at Penhale Camping and Caravan Park. With an excellent view over farmland down towards the sea, it felt like the perfect spot. What’s more, the facilities were great, making it the ideal base for a summer camping trip. Once we’d checked in and donned our glad rags, we took the 20-minute wa k from the cam site across fie ds and down a scenic path, with gravity in our favour. I couldn’t help but think about the walk back... We arrived at the beach and were instantly wowed by stunning views over St Austell bay. Polkerris is a beautiful, idyllic, sandy cove with everything you need for a Cornish day out – places to eat, drink and sunbathe, with ample opportunity to swim and soak up the views. There’s also a watersports centre where you can learn to sail, SUP, windsurf and powerboat! We’d arrived a little early, so after a good look around the cove we decided to pop into the bustling Rashleigh Inn. Set in the 300-year old former coastguard station, the inn seems to be a popular location for the weekend wind


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Sam’s at Sunset and a Sam’s Pilsner

down. We enjoyed a beer and watched a group of youngsters bobbing about in the sea, before crossing the slipway for our meal. Sam’s On The Beach began life as an old boathouse and slipway 150 years ago, before becoming an RNLI lifeboat station. Now, it’s a wonderfully chic restaurant; the interior is impressive and the open kitchen with woodburning pizza oven allows you to see everything that’s happening, including the preparation of your meal! We were seated beside the huge oor to cei ing window where we could continue soaking up the sea views. M and I are not big wine drinkers, so we thought we’d instead try the Sam’s Pilsner. Thanks to the friendly staff and warm ambience at this charming seaside eatery, we were beginning to feel incredibly relaxed. To start I chose the hot garlic ‘shell on’ prawns. M had the mussels. Both tasted de ightfu y fresh and fu of avour and the focaccia bread they each came with was perfect for mopping up the sauce. For mains, M had the surf and turf – a 10oz steak, tiger prawns, shell on prawns and fries – while I ordered the generously sized plate of slow-roasted belly pork, served with black pudding, crispy crackling, crushed mustard otatoes cabbage eeks and bacon finished

with gravy and apple chutney. Finally, as if we needed another course, we couldn’t resist a ate of rofitero es and a am s beach occa with such a tempting dessert menu, it’s really quite hard to say no! After the meal we kicked back with another drink and watched the sun set, before wandering back to the campsite. The best part of Sam’s is that there are plenty of ways to enjoy a Sam’s experience, from Sam’s In The City in Truro, Sam’s @ The Bay on Crinnis beach, even Sleep @ Sam’s – a holiday property in Fowey! There’s also a Sam’s Diner in St Austell and you can even hire one of the the team’s retro vans for your big event. Indeed, with different delights on offer from each arm of the business, however you decide to enjoy the experience, you won’t be left wanting at Sam’s.

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A STORY TO TELL We discover a charming pub with heart and history at The Miners Arms in Mithian.

S ABOVE é Delicious dishes freshly prepared by Head Chef Catherine Gilbert and the team BELOW A traditional Cornish pub steeped in history

tepping into The Miners Arms is like a walk through history. Over the years this intriguing 16th century pub has been a courthouse, a venue for inquests, smugglers’ lair and even a house of ill repute. A secret tunnel underneath the pub was supposedly frequented by monks and smugglers in ages old, while reports of ghostly figures sku king about the bui ding on y add to the sense of atmosphere. ou find this traditiona ub situated in the hamlet of Mithian, an old Cornish village in between St Agnes and Perranporth, approximately 30 minutes’ walk to the beach. There are cosy ‘old world’ dining rooms u stairs and downstairs and roaring fires in the winter to warm you up after a long walk. The Miners Arms is hugely doggie friendly, with plenty of scenic walks to enjoy around the area including circular walks to enjoy and finish with some unch by the fire with your furry friend! We catch up with hostess Anouska, who tells us: “We’re coming into our tenth year here with the same core team. We’re a friendly family who pride ourselves on making you feel at home during your visit to The Miners.” Anouska continues: “Our talented kitchen team is led by Head Chef Catherine Gilbert. We’ve been friends since the day we started Cornwall College to study hospitality all those years ago! We’ve come along way, constantly striving to be the best we can.”

The delicious menu takes full advantage of local Cornish produce wherever possible, from fresh fish s ecia s Cornish crab to the oca butchers’ specials such as delicious braised lamb shanks and local steaks. And vegetarians, vegans and the gluten-free will be pleased to see they are well catered for, with a dedicated menu, rather than the typical token gesture. Delicious homemade food is served all day, including amazing desserts. Having trouble deciding which yummy delight to end on? Simple – just opt for the trio of desserts, a sampler of three favourites all on one plate! Just looking for a light bite? The pub offers a selection of sausage rolls and fresh baked cakes on the bar, as well as delicious cream teas. But for the ultimate pub experience, nothing beats a Sunday roast, particularly as the evenings begin to draw in roaring fires a choice of four delicious meats, nut roasts for the non-meat eaters, and all the trimmings. With food served all day, everyday, we cha enge you to find a better ocation on a crisp winter Sunday, or any other day of the week for that matter!


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St Ives’ fantastic new bar and restaurant, Beer & Bird, brings together two of our favourite things: craft beer and hearty food. é TOP The distinctively styled interior

INSET Delicious American-style fried chicken, from a Cornish free-range farm


t Ives is known for many things (art, surfing aggressive seagu s however not unti recent y has it been known for craft beer. ut that may be about to change with the arriva of eer ird a new y o ened bar and restaurant offering over craft beers. o arge is the se ection in fact that atrons are given a dedicated beer menu stretching to over ages. Whi e this may sound overwhe ming the beers are he fu y divided into categories de ending on sty e and avour so even a craft beer newbie can uick y navigate their way to a de ectab e brew. ounded by the owners of t ves o dest fami y business ohns Wine irits ecia ists eer ird is ocated in ore treet tucked away on the first oor away from the bust ing crowds. n entering via the stee staircase there is a so eve access to the side of the bui ding the first im ression is of a sty ish s acious room with a s ight y industria fee . hink rec aimed wood and eather booths e osed structura beams and co er i es. o achieve the design the eer and ird team em oyed the he of another Cornish com any oe esign who worked with them c ose y to create what is undoubted y a sty ish and inviting s ace. ut what about the food We wanted food that wou d com ement the beer e ains co founder om anson.

earty comfort food that uts a smi e on your face. hat s why we went for fried chicken. outhern fried chicken to be recise fresh y re ared on site coated in a secret reci e breading and fried to erfection in a state of the art ressure fryer from merica. t was im ortant that we sourced the chicken oca y and even more im ortant that it was free range e ains om. hat s why a our birds come from a fami y run free range ou try farm in north Cornwa . hey re fed on ow density additive and antibiotic free food and a owed enty of s ace to run around. t rea y makes a big difference to the avour. n addition to the chicken there s a so a decent se ection of vegetarian and vegan o tions as we as fresh y gridd ed e gian sty e wa es for dessert. f you re fee ing articu ar y naughty you cou d of course go for the outrageous y indu gent fried chicken Wa e urger served with bacon riracha mayo gruyere cheese and dri ed with ma e syru mmm don t mind if we do

Hearty comfort food that puts a smile on your face. That’s why we went for fried chicken


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A green vision

Greens of Padstow is a fantastic addition to the port’s happening foodie scene.


DISCOVER MORE With stuffed red peppers, Moroccan spiced bean burgers, delicious goats’ cheese tarts, as well as a whole host of sandwiches and ploughmans, vegetarian appetites are well taken care of.

n 2015, Greens of Padstow owners Ian and Sharon Whittock began piecing together their vision of a site in Padstow that would bring something new to its already vibrant foodie scene. Crucial to the plans was creating a ‘wow’ factor that offered outstanding views of the estuary while remaining sympathetic to the town, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. Launceston based architects Parkes Lees won the contract because of its innovative suggestion to incorporate an elevated walkway across the site, one that would serve as a viewing platform of the town. While this element is yet to be realised due to a rock fall early on in the groundworks, the café building is now complete, offering fabulous views of the sea and life on the water. What’s more, upon completion, it won’t just be a picturesque spot to stop for a cup; Greens of Padstow will represent a great day out for the family, with mini-golf on offer as well as a sumptuous lunch and dinner menu, perfect for sating that sea-air appetite. For lunch, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Seafood lovers will be in foodie heaven, with choices including grilled Cornish mackere fi ets with emon and herb dressing and roasted new potatoes, and locally caught Porthilly mussels.

In the evening, you’ll find a very Cornish take on tapas where you and yours can choose from the Grazing at Greens menu, with options ranging from cheese and charcuterie to antipasti and local artisan bread. Afterwards, why not delight the kids with the mouth-watering dessert menu? I’ve got my eye on the vanilla panna cotta, but then that’s just one man’s opinion... Ian and Sharon tell us: “We have one of the best views in Padstow, and want to provide an environment to enhance the experience – a haven in which to enjoy simple, wholesome food in a relaxed setting.” Indeed, with work yet to be done, this is a space that’s certainly worth watching. That said, if you’re out and about walking the north Cornish coast path or simply want to try something new on Padstow’s famed foodie scene, Greens has already established itself as a ‘must visit’, so why not add it to your itinerary?


LEFT The exquisitely styled interior of Greens of Padstow is as mesmerising as the estuary views

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Pan roasted hake


Head Chef at Retallack Resort’s restaurant The Lookout, Nick Osbourne knows a thing or two about working with amazing local produce.

SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 100ml white wine 500g live cockles 500g live mussels, beards removed and shells cleaned 30g butter 2 small shallots, fine y diced 2 garlic cloves fine y crushed 20g plain our


year on from when Nick took over and his vision to create a family friendly, reasonab y riced menu fi ed with great quality food is now being realised. Nick is a very ‘hands on’ head chef and loves to create new dishes from locally sourced ingredients alongside his small, but perfectly formed team at The Lookout. With over 23 years’ experience, Nick is still as passionate about food as he was when he started and we’re delighted to be able to share one of his favourite recipes.


To clean mussels/clams, leave them under cold running water for 12 to 15 minutes, agitating them with your hand every 2 to 3 minutes to release trapped sand.


Add the celeriac, continue to simmer until the celeriac is cooked (about 6 to 7 minutes). By now the stock should have reduced by about a third.


Place the mussels/clams in a pan with white wine and cover with a tight fitting id. Cook over a high heat for about 3 minutes until the shells have opened and clams and mussels are cooked.


Pan fry the hake portions in a clean frying pan.


Remove the clams/mussels from the pan but keep the cooking liquor, straining through a fine mesh sieve or mus in c oth.

In the saucepan containing stock/celeriac, add the kale, parsley, spring onions and cream then simmer for to minutes. Check seasoning; add clams and mussels back in.


To serve, divide the sauce/veg/cockles/ mussels into 4 bowls, place the hake on top, then garnish with celery leaves.

4 tblsp double cream 4 spring onions, fine y s iced 1 celeriac, peeled and diced 500g kale (pre cook in boiling salted water)



Melt the butter in a clean saucepan, gently cook the pancetta, shallot and garlic. Add the our and stir over a ow heat.


Gradually stir in the cooking liquor from the mussels/clams, turn the heat up, then add the fish stock in to stages stirring between each. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 20 minutes.

Picked celery leaves 100g pancetta lardons 4 hake portions

To pan fry the hake, pat it dry with a clean cloth/tea towel. Heat an ovenproof frying pan of adequate size, add 2 tablespoon of cooking oil. Gently put the hake into the pan skin side down. Leave it alone! Do not shake the pan or try to move the fish. Let it fry for 2 minutes, till you see the edges of skin turning light brown. Put the pan into a pre-heated 195°C oven for 3 to 4 minutes. Take the pan out from the oven; turn the fish over using a pallet knife. Add a good heaped tablespoon of butter. Return to the hob under low heat, basting with butter until the fish is cooked.


800ml fish stoc 2 tblsp at leaf parsley, chopped


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Beautiful stays in Flushing, Mevagissey and the Lizard. BELOW The terrace area overlooking the river towards Falmouth

Pendeen, Flushing A warm waterside welcome awaits you at Pendeen. Located in Flushing, on the banks of the Penryn river, this impressive coastal abode brings superior standards, thoughtful interiors and indulgent luxury to your Cornish holiday. aw ess co ection of five beautifu bedrooms offers accommodation for up to nine guests with a considered layout of generous social spaces for friends and family to enjoy life by the water. Throw back the double patio doors from the kitchen and spill onto the generous patio area overlooking the river. This large outside space becomes an extension to the house; enjoy al fresco breakfasts, pre-dinner drinks or simply relax in a sun lounger. At high tide, the water almost meets your holiday terrace with smaller anchored dinghies adding nautical character. With Pendeen’s central location, wander into Flushing and choose from a number of places to eat and drink. Whether messing about on boats or simply taking in the river scenes, Pendeen is as perfect for families as for friends, a winter weekend or week long summer stay.

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Corner House Loft, Mevagissey Whi e on y for two one of the first things you notice about Corner House Loft is how surprisingly roomy it is. This expertly styled retreat is wonderfully bright and s acious ooded with natura ight. Beautifully realised throughout, modern and more traditional elements fuse together seamlessly to make a delightfully chic and luxurious bothole. White walls, exposed brickwork and beams are complemented by the stylish furniture and wideank ooring with rich go den hues. Every desire is catered for, from the contemporary e ectric fire to get cosy in evenings to the smart fitted kitchen. We articu ar y ove the wetroom that leads off the bedroom (complete with superking bed with its enny ooring and freestanding bath offering ultimate relaxation. What’s more, Corner House Loft is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful south coast of Cornwa . traditiona Cornish fishing vi age Mevagissey ticks all the boxes: winding lanes lined with independent boutiques, bistros and galleries eading to the historic harbour where fishing boats still come and go with the daily catch. In fact, guests enjoy a complimentary return ferry over to nearby Fowey so you can enjoy a scenic boat trip across Du Maurier territory. You might even spot a seal or two en route.

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The beautifully styled living space

Rustic charm

Howthere Barn, the Lizard Howthere Barn has become a popular hideaway for two on the Forever Cornwall portfolio, and it’s easy to see why. Cleverly designed, the interior space is a joy to spend time in; throw open the huge doors to the garden and you have an airy and spacious spring or summer retreat, or hunker down with the wood-burner and a good book and you’ve got the perfect bolthole for those bracing autumn and winter months. Howthere Barn is part of the ancient farmstead of Kestle Barton – a group of beautiful properties that have been lovingly restored to combine comfort and style. The full two-storey height of the property has been opened out, creating a modern pod of kitchen, bathroom and nighttime space in the heart of the building. It also puts guests in prime position to enjoy the creekside walks, world famous subtropical gardens, great restaurants, enticing art galleries and pristine beaches that this secret corner of the Lizard peninsula is blessed with.

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As summer draws to a close why not keep those warm memories alive with a visit to Newell’s TRAVEL Cruise Show.


ruising is the ultimate in holiday adventure. Each new day dawns with a different destination but with the advantage of only having to un ack once f a combination of fine dining five star accommodation and diverse destinations appeals then make a date in your diary for this year’s cruise show hosted by Newell’s Travel particularly as Oceania Cruises will be in attendance. An often overlooked cruise company, Oceania formed in and is the agshi when it comes to culinary expertise. Managing Director of Newell’s, Roger Hawke explains: “They budget more per passenger on food than any other cruise ships at sea and are the choice of trave ers seeking a tru y refined and casua y e egant five star trave e erience. eaturing a eet of si u urious shi s Oceania offers an unrivalled holiday experience renowned for its gourmet culinary programme inspired by Master Chef Jacques Pépin and its array of destination-rich itineraries spanning the globe. Seasoned world travellers are drawn to Oceania Cruises’ diverse voyages, which call on more


Enjoy the ultimate luxury aboard a cruise ship

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Enjoy exquisite food

Oceania offers an unrivalled holiday experience renowned for its gourmet culinary programme than 400 ports across Europe, Asia, Africa, ustra ia ew ea and the outh acific and the Americas. Spacious and elegant accommodations aboard the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena and the 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera invite guests to explore the world in unparalleled comfort and style. oger and his wife e en enjoyed a five day cruise aboard Insignia recently. “Our MS Insignia experience began with a short two hour ight to isbon from risto where she was moored very close to the city centre, an obvious advantage of small ship cruising. As we had joined the ship mid-cruise, many of her 684 passengers were ashore so the ship appeared very spacious, but when all her passengers returned the Insignia never seemed crowded. Dining was in the Grand Dining Room, the Polo Grill specialising in steaks or Toscana specialising in Italian cuisine – not forgetting Waves Grill on the Pool eck the di cu ty is your choice of venue The atmosphere at dinner was very relaxed;

DISCOVER MORE A truly romantic setting

gentlemen wore open necked long sleeve shirts and occasionally a jacket and the adies were as a ways most e egant enthused Roger. With such high praise we can’t wait to see what Oceania has to offer for the 2017/2018 season and, with Newell’s Travel on hand for expert advice, choosing your next holiday couldn’t be easier. Newell’s is the south west’s leading independent travel agent with 11 branches across Cornwall and Devon, providing award-winning service for all your holiday needs.

NEWELL’S TRAVEL 0800 008 7411

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Newell’s Travel Cruise Show Atlantic Hotel, Newquay Sunday 8th October The show will be packed with cinema presentations, seminars and, with the leading cruise companies in attendance, visitors will receive unrivalled one-toone advice on all things cruising, from six-star luxury, boutique cruises or cruises specialising in all-round family entertainment. Dedicated entirely to the world of ocean and river cruising, last year’s inaugural show was visited by over 1,000 people. All visitors are welcome on the day but in order to guarantee your seat at your chosen cinema and/ or seminars, you must preregister by 30th September at cruise-show/


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Open Morning Saturday 14 October Come and see why happy girls achieve

Book your place today by calling 01872 242904

Own a piece of Cornwall’s history with stunning hand-crafted Cornish tin jewellery, made from the last of the tin reserves from South Crofty Mine. The South Crofty Collection:

Cornish through and through, mined by us, crafted for you.

THE SOUTH CROFTY COLLECTION Old Mine Offices, Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Truro, Cornwall TR3 6EE (For SatNav use postcode TR3 6EH) 01872 560200

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Just add WATER! Issue 15 | October 2017

Make a splash at Retallack Resort’s awesome Aqua Park

Tasty treats

Our yummy breakfast egg muffins are great for body and soul

Roaring good fun! Let the kids run wild at Jungle Jack’s soft play centre

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Editor Mandy Milano Editorial Manager Felix Rowe D esign Manager C hloe S earle

From the editor

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We the kids are back at schoo and another summer has own by ut there s sti enty going on across Cornwa as we ead into autumn. We suggest a few ideas for things to do in our news section page 115 . Whether you re ho idaying in Cornwa or ucky enough to ca it home there s enty of fun to be had for a the fami y at eta ack esort inc uding the wonderfu ua ark sti o en unti the end of ctober page 116 . ecuring and buying the new fami y home can be a stressfu e erience. hankfu y we s eak to the e erts at am son o icitors who rovide some inva uab e advice on avoiding common itfa s page 119 . With ritish gg Week starting th ctober our favourite chef i ie of itt e itchen agician teams u with t we ree ange ggs to bake some yummy breakfast egg mu ns which are not on y tasty but great for the body and sou page 120 . What s more being homemade and su orting our Cornish farmers what s not to ove ina y whi st you re out and about across the uchy kee a ook out for co ies of the brand new edition of our handy ocket si ed Kids Love Cornwall Living guide with yet more ideas to an your day out at a g ance. a

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On the cover

Family fun at Retallack Resort. Turn to page 116 to discover more.


The latest from Cornwall

Many ways to relax

Fun for all the family at Retallack

All gain, no pain!

Home buying advice from Sampson Solicitors

A hearty breakfast

Make our delicious breakfast egg muffins


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Retallack Resort & Spa is a five star, luxury holiday destination located in the pictureque Cornish countryside, just eight miles from Padstow. From long, lazy lunches in the Lounge overlooking our luxurious leisure facilities, to fun family feasts in the Restaurant with fantastic views of the FlowRider - there’s something for everyone at The Lookout. Why not stay longer and book into one of Retallack’s lakeside suites for two or a luxury lodge big enough to accommodate the whole family?


01637 882 572 OR BOOK ONLINE AT

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Winnards Perch, St Columb Major, Cornwall, TR9 6DE

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Let them run wild at Jungle Jack’s in Newquay Struggling to entertain them at home? Head down to Jungle Jack’s and let your little monkeys run wild, have a blast and burn off some energy. The purpose-built play-frame provides over 1,700 square feet of fun including challenging climbs, a rope bridge, astra-glide slide, crafty crawl tubes and peekaboo bubble windows. Daredevils will love the super-fast racing slide and spiral tube. There’s something for everyone, including a dedicated baby and todd er area where the young ones can ay safe y. ou find am e seating, a well-stocked café and free WiFi, so you can kick back with a sandwich and a hot cup of tea while the little ones get stuck in. When it comes to curing cabin fever, it doesn’t get better than soft play. So get those coats on, get out of the house and head on down!

For more information visit

Obstacle course fun for the family at Holy Grit This October, why not run, crawl and bounce your way to glory at Holy Grit? With obstacle courses for adults and kids, plus bouncy castles, live music, a fun park, crazy golf, surf lessons and the offer of a free pint, Holy Grit really is fun for the whole family! If the thought of going back to school has got your little ones down, why not give them an adventurous day out to look forward to? There’s a 1.5 kilometre course, with mud, grit and miniature obstacles waiting to be tackled, with marshals on hand to make sure both you and the kids have the best time. Completing the course together is a great way to bond and it’s just £15 per child – not bad for a priceless day out!

For more information, opening hours and session times, visit or email

Wheal Martyn – a truly Cornish attraction for the whole family When Cornwall’s largest working water wheel near St Austell starts turning, Wheal Martyn comes to life. Dig deep into the fascinating history of china clay mining and discover how it helped shape the Cornwall we know today! Let the kids loose to play and explore the nature trails or search for the hidden Wheal Martyn bears. See the vintage locomotive, lorries and interactive exhibitions in the museum and watch the monstrous machines in action at Pit View. hroughout the ictorian c ay works you find something for everyone, even the dog! As for the cake in the café, well, one more slice won’t hurt!

For more information, opening times and admission prices, visit

‘Open paw’ invitation to all at the National Animal Welfare Trust According to Louise at the National Animal Welfare Trust in Hayle, “Our dogs and cats love greeting new people, and at our Hayle Open Paw Rescue Centre, you can meet and feed our animals seven days a week!” You don’t have to rehome an animal to take a look around and it’s free to visit, making this a great chance to learn more about the fantastic work the team does and Cornwall’s only interactive rescue centre. Perhaps you and your pet would like to make some new friends? If so, pop along to this autumn’s afternoon gatherings at the Trust’s Memorial Gardens, on Friday 15th September and Friday 13th October, between 2pm and 4pm. Even if you don’t have a furry friend of your own, pop along anyway and make the most of some animalthemed chat over tea and cake.

For more information call 01736 756005 or visit


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MANY WAYS TO RELAX However you like to relax, Retallack Resort & Spa has the perfect solution for you and your family.


etallack Resort & Spa has absolutely everything you could possibly ask for, whether on holiday or a resident here in Cornwall. And, before you ask, that goes for everyone – whether you like to spend your days relaxing, or throwing yourse ves headfirst into the ua ark. In terms of accommodation, you’re spoiled for choice, from large, luxury lodges for the family to those with nurseries and even one designed s ecifica y for fami ies with twins For the kids, the Den offers activities to keep all ages entertained, with a detailed, fun-packed kids’ club timetable for them to peruse. Before the end of October, there’s sti time to get stuck into the in atab e ua ark before having a go at the Wake ark in the water orbs and on stand u paddle boards. Then there’s the Flowrider – open all year, this is great fun for surfers of a abi ities For the adults, how does a relaxing and revitalising day spent in the ESYA Spa sound? Taking its name from the Cornish for ‘at ease’, the spa team uses luxurious ELEMIS products and the skilled therapists perform transformative treatments, personalised to respond to the ever-evolving rhythm of your life and ever-changing nature of your skin. You’ll also have full access to the spa’s relaxation room, pool, sauna and steam room – perfect for rounding off that ‘spa-break’ experience. fterwards why not grab a g ass of fi in The Lookout Restaurant or lounge?

However you spend your days, the Beach Café (open until the end of October) has a sumptuous menu waiting to sate your appetite and afterwards, with a full stomach, why not enjoy a leisurely nine holes on the pitch and putt course? Alternatively, there’s the option to go fishing in the site s fu y stocked coarse fishing lake, a fantastic place to watch the sun rise and fall. With so much and more to kee everyone entertained, a visit to Retallack Resort & Spa resents a uni ue o ortunity to enjoy your holiday or weekends your way. If you’re lucky enough to already live in Cornwall, locals can take full advantage of Retallack Resort’s fabulous facilities, including the health club and spa, and kids’ club and crèche, which are available during term-time in three-hour sessions for locals, so parents can relax and pamper themse ves too


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Come Into the Jungle at Newquay Zoo this year. Join us for talk, trails, crafts and much more!

Shriek Week

Take part in our frightful Halloween Trail, with creepy crafts and gruesome talks. It’s not one to be missed!

21st-29th October

Jungle all the way! 16th-17th of December

Get into the Christmas spirit with our Festive Weekend, meet Santa and tuck into seasonal treats.

Find out more and book tickets 01637 873342 Details are subject to change, some events are chargeable and must be pre-booked, please see our website for details Please note: details are subject to change and some events must be pre-booked, please check our website for details.

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University education with the highest quality teaching, learning and outcomes. 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework

Places still available




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VISIT Wheal Martyn




Discover a new you

With a university education that puts you first and a wide range of courses, there’s never been a better time. Applications for September 2017 still open. 01872 267061

Adventure, discovery and fun for everyone, even the dog!

Country Park and Museum


Interactive Discovery Centre Children’s Challenge Trail and Play Area FREE Make and Take Activities On Site Teddy Bear Hunt Explorer Activity Sheets Café and Gift Shop 01726 850362 Wheal Martyn, Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 8XG

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All gain

no pain

Take the frustration out of selling your family home with advice from Sampson Solicitors.


uying and selling a property can be stressful, especially if you and your family find yourselves in a chain of transactions. It can feel like you’re wading through mud while wearing shackles. As you find yourselves waiting on people in different parts of the country, getting reliable information gets more and more difficult. Stress usually comes from the lack of control that comes with such a situation, and is only made worse when you’ve set your hearts on a certain moving date. This date is determined by the slowest person in the chain and, no matter how much other people want a certain date, if one person is still awaiting their mortgage offer, it isn’t going to happen. The best way, according to the experts at Sampson Solicitors, is to be as flexible as possible and instruct a pro-active solicitor to chase on your behalf. It might be that you’ve sold your property and that the buyers, who’ve since had a survey, are now asking for money off. It’s not a new property, so surely they shouldn’t expect it to be perfect. The idea of giving a price reduction in such a circumstance is a huge bone of contention when it comes to selling property and can be incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, rather than conceding, as many might, there is an overlooked solution: ask to see

the survey. It should contain a statement as to what the property is worth in its current state and condition. Frequently, the surveyor will say it’s worth the asking price, even though repair works are required. Logically, if their own surveyor says it’s worth what they agreed to pay, it’s difficult to justify a price reduction, so it’s definitely a tactic worth trying. Indeed, faced with this this common-sense fact, buyers often have little option but to drop their request, meaning you’re not left out of pocket! For advice on any of these issues, call Kevin Craner – an experienced Property Solicitor with Sampson Solicitors – who will be happy to discuss your individual circumstances.


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A hearty breakfast We make some delicious Breakfast Egg Muffins with Little Kitchen Magicians. Makes 12 portions.


ittle Kitchen Magicians and St Ewe Free Range Eggs have teamed up to celebrate British Egg Week (week commencing 9th October). The theme is ‘Britain’s Favourite Breakfast’ this year. They want to get us thinking about the allimportant meal, breakfast, and also how fabulous eggs are for our health and wellbeing. Did you know that eating breakfast can improve memory and concentration levels and it can also make us happier, improving mood and lowering stress levels? St Ewe Free Range ‘Boost the Roost’ eggs go one step further. They are naturally enriched with Selenium and DHA Omega 3. Selenium boosts your immune systems as well as strengthening cell walls. DHA Omega 3 contributes to brain health and function and helps brain, eye and nerve development, visual health and function and eye health. To get your taste buds tingling and your little chefs cooking, try this delicious breakfast egg muffin recipe with a box of fresh Westcountry eggs from St Ewe Free Range Eggs.


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Meet Lizzie Little Kitchen Magicians provide healthy, fun and educational pop-up cookery workshops for children aged 2+, families and parents with weaning babies, preschools, primary schools and more. Look out for the autumn term workshops at Heartlands. Workshops are linked to a wide range of topics. Lizzie loves to inspire kids and families to cook. Little Kitchen Magicians is a Children’s University ‘Learning Destination’ as well. Lizzie does birthday parties (aged 4+) too!

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AQUA PARK OFFER We’re offering Kids Love Cornwall readers Aqua Park sessions for only £10pp (usually £15pp) until the end of October 2017 - including October Half Term! Simply quote discount code AP-KIDS when booking.

The first session of every day is exclusively for 6-11 year olds and their parents or guardians. Party packages also available. Call us today to find out more! Our lake activities, including the Aqua Park, Wake Park, Zorbs and Stand-Up Paddleboards, are open till the end of October, so there’s still plenty of time to book the fun!

For bookings call

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at HFC

Whether you want to spice up your life or be serenaded by one of our finest pianists, there really is something for everyone this October at Truro’s Hall For Cornwall.

CLARE TEAL AND HER MINI BIG BAND Thursday 26th October From swing to sublime ballads, Clare Teal’s Mini Big Band concerts are renowned across the country for their energetic exuberance. Clare Teal is the award-winning singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter who will provide an evening of toe tapping big band songs from the likes of Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Van Morrison, Sting and more.

GIRL POWER: A TRIBUTE TO THE SPICE GIRLS Monday 2nd October Journey back to the ‘90s, when the Spice Girls were the biggest girl band of all time. Supported on stage by a superb live band and featuring stunning costumes and exciting signature choreography, this spectacular concert features favourites such as Wannabe, Spice Up Your Life, 2 Become 1, Viva Forever and many more.


Richard Alston Dancers Ihsaan de Banya and Jennifer Hayes. Photo by Chris Nash

Tuesday 3rd October Original Drifters member Roy G Hemmings brings together the sound of three of America’s iconic labels: Motown, the Sound of Philadelphia and Stax Atlantic, in one action-packed show. Featuring hits by The Three Degrees, Harold Melvin, The Blue Notes, Stevie Wonder and Billy Paul.


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Philadelphia & Motown Elaine Paige in concert


ELAINE PAIGE IN CONCERT Friday 13th October The First Lady of Musical Theatre, Elaine Paige comes to Hall For Cornwall. This very special date sees Elaine perform many of the hits that made her a global star and some of her favourite songs are given the Paige treatment.

MICHAEL MORPURGO’S KING ARTHUR Sunday 15th and Monday 16th October A tale of magic, heroism, love and betrayal from the author of War Horse and Private Peaceful. When a small boy becomes stranded at sea, he is rescued by a mysterious old man who claims to be King Arthur Pendragon. King Arthur is a fastmoving show of adventure, physical theatre, puppetry and outstanding storytelling.

KATE RUSBY Wednesday 18th October Kate Rusby, one of the most emotive songwriters of traditional folk, celebrates an incredible 25 years on the road. Still basking in the glow of the accolades for her 14th studio album, Life in a Paper Boat, she will continue to showcase tracks from the album alongside carefully selected much loved classics from her back catalogue.

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st Oct Experience an avidly followed UK company with some of the world’s most talented contemporary dancers. The programme includes ‘Carnaval’ a brand new piece by Alston choreographed to Schumann. In ‘Tangent’, four couples glide through the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by tango master ia o a and fina y the new y revived ‘Gypsy Mixture’ sees dancers move to infectious music of Romanian and Macedonian Gypsy bands.

THINK FLOYD Tuesday 17th October Think Floyd’s brand new production for 2017 features music from all 15 Pink Floyd albums. Starting with the 1967 classic The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, through Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, to the band’s fina re ease in he nd ess iver.

SEAN KELLY AND THE STARS OF STORAGE HUNTERS Sunday 22nd October Sean Kelly has led a crazy life... he’s done everything from holding a top secret military clearance, serving a combat tour in Iraq to catching shoplifters as an undercover store detective in Italy. Sean will be joined on-stage by T-Money and Green Mile who will both perform their own stand-up sets and help with the auction fina e of the show.


Kate Rusby

Thursday 12th October Direct from the West End and Olivier Awardwinning, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical has delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity. A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into an allsinging, all dancing production with hilarious results.

Gecko: The Wedding

GECKO: THE WEDDING Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October The internationally acclaimed physical theatre company, Gecko Theatre explores the complexities of human nature; the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation in its new piece, The Wedding.

BARBARA DICKSON Wednesday 4th October In this special acoustic performance, Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogues of songs at an intimate level. Barbara has enjoyed mainstream chart success with hits including Answer Me, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, Caravan and the million-selling number one single, I Know Him So Well.

JOHN LILL Monday 9th October One of Britain’s most celebrated pianists, John Lill continues Hall For Cornwall’s International Concert Series. Hailed as the great Beethoven specialist, John Lill will perform four of his landmark piano sonatas, repertoire for which his interpretations are justly famed.

SIMON AMSTELL: WHAT IS THIS? Wednesday 11th October Following a series of critically acclaimed, sold-out international tours, Simon Amstell begins his fifth stand u tour in the . What Is This? promises to be a deeply personal, funny exploration of beauty, intimacy, freedom, sex and love.


B ack Q uay , Truro TR1 2LL 01872 26 246 6 For tickets and f ull event listings visit: www.hallf Find more like this:


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The master of capturing surf on camera Mike Lacey, of Waves Gallery, shares his Cornish dream.


‘Cornish Dreams’, by surf photographer Mike Lacey

BELOW Mike in action, in the water


ike grew up in Windermere but as soon as he could drive, Cornwall and its amazing surf were his first destination. iding and capturing the waves became more than just a hobby when ike o ened his first gallery in the harbour town of Porthleven and he now spends his days chasing the swells around Cornwall, looking for the ultimate in wave photography. “Capturing a wave in its most beautiful and critical form before it breaks is such an amazing feeling,” says Mike. “Those moments are there for just a split second and gone the next, but they are so breathtaking

when caught in a still photo.” Now with two galleries, one in Porthleven and the other in St Ives, Mike is able to print and display these moments to almost lifesize proportions for everyone to enjoy. This allows the viewer to be transported back to the very moment the photo was taken, invoking all kinds of different feelings. Mike explains: “The way my images bring out people’s imaginations is another reason I continue to take them and ‘Cornish Dreams’ is a prime example of this. The turquoise blues of the ocean and perfect summer skies fi ing the frame are sim y stunning eaving many people speechless as to its real location - the dream of a tropical island destination not being so far away.” For Mike, being able to capture the beautiful coastline of Cornwall brings him so much joy and hearing people’s reactions to his photographs when they walk into the galleries is just incredible. “I really am living the Cornish dream!”


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Introducing the jewel of Marhamchurch’s crown, designer Sally Napier.

é ABOVE The Dome Collection

ABOVE RIGHT Bracelet with aquamarine and rock crystals INSET The Pearl Collection RIGHT Sally Napier working in her Marhamchurch studio, near Bude


otted all across Cornwall are pockets of inspiring and talented craftspeople, creating beautiful and original pieces of various forms, each in their own unique way inspired by the stunning coast that surrounds us. One such person is jewellery designer, silversmith and regular on our ‘On Display’ page, Sally Napier. Sally’s jewellery is designed and handcrafted with the emphasis on quality, attention to detail and keeping a contemporary edge. Taking inspiration from everything from art, travels, country walks, the seaside, graphic design, Sally Napier Jewellery designs range from geometric to organic shapes and colours. All the jewellery and each design is created individually using a striking and contrasting combination of semi-precious stones, silver, gold, pebbles, sea glass, slate and freshwater pearls. Before setting up her own studio, Sally completed her BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing at De Montford University and worked for various jewellery designers gaining knowledge and experience both in London and Hong Kong. Sally Napier Jewellery is sold through fashion boutiques,

design galleries and exhibitions and she also works to commission with both private and commercial clients. Sally moved to Marhamchurch, near Bude, in 2016 and her work has been hugely in uenced by iving near the wi d t antic coast. Her new range ‘The Sea Collection’ incorporates raw and precious materials sitting next to each other in timeless and exquisite designs captivating the essence of the sea and its dramatic shores. Sally will also be exhibiting at The Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair at The Eden Project on Thursday 16th November 10am to 4pm, where 10% of her sales will go to Macmillan Cancer Care. Dive into the deep blue with stunning seainspired jewellery on her website or contact Sally to meet her in person in the studio and see her work, and discuss a commission or repair.

SALLY NAPIER JEWELLERY Marhamchurch, B ude 01288 36 1921 j ewels@sally www.sally

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We catch up with John and Louise Winterton at the Customs House Gallery, who introduce us to some talented local ceramicists.


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few issues back, we visited the Customs House Gallery, admiring the wealth of local artistic talent on display on the quayside in Porthleven. ear y five years have gone by since ohn and Louise Winterton took over the gallery and, as we discovered, the gallery has come a long way since and it only continues to evolve. What’s more, the Customs House Gallery has become synonymous on the local art scene with work in the form of paintings, however we recently learned that the husband and wife team also displays a strong collection of ceramic works from artists in Cornwall and further afie d. We s oke to the air who were happy to talk us through a little bit about these fabulous artists and the wonderful work they do.

Hugh West Principally a studio potter making individual ieces often to commission ugh finds it e citing to design and make for s ecific purposes of presentation and function. While still a student in the ‘60s, he cycled daily to orth even to work for ohn Cheney in his quayside pottery, opposite the Customs House Gallery. Cheney was an excellent craftsman who produced tableware and from him, Hugh learned a great deal. Since the age of 21, Hugh has established workshops of his own in the West Country, and

twice in the pottery village of La Borne, Central France. After 14 years there, Hugh returned to Cornwall and now has a small studio in a former tollhouse in Perranwell Station, near Truro. He works exclusively in Porcelain and his work can be seen in a few exclusive Cornish galleries, including the Customs House Gallery.

MAIN LEFT Hugh West porcelain é INSET ‘Starfall’ by Gordon Whittle

Gordon Whittle Creating beautiful ceramics from his studio in Wiltshire, Gordon’s quirky touches make each piece individual, turning kitchenware into real pieces of art. He hand mixes his own glazes, which adds to his work’s uniqueness. Gordon’s work is certainly one to look out for next time you visit the Customs House Gallery.


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ABOVE Cornish Swallows, by Penn Boylan BELOW Dogs by Demelza Whitley RIGHT INSET Raku by Catherine Lucktaylor

Demelza Whitley Born and raised in west Penwith and surrounded by the sea, boats often feature in Demelza’s work, with the quirkiness of added wheels. As far as dogs go, she has a keen interest in the historic relationship between humans and man’s best friend, with her own two serving as models, even if they won’t stand still and pose! Having earned a degree in contemporary crafts at Falmouth University College in 2008, eme a first deve o ed her own a erc ay during her studies, which she makes using a white stoneware clay from St Agnes. She then aku fires her work in her garden where her studio is situated. Demelza enjoys working with the elements and environment around her, from the clay and water that make the body of her work to the fire that makes it permanent.

Penn Boylan Although Penn studied ceramics as a student, it wasn’t until her move to the beautiful St Michael’s Mount in 1994 that she was inspired to follow her dream of designing and making her own pottery. Encouraged by both family and the closeknit community on the mount, Penn went back to college, refreshing her skills in throwing and modern kiln management. Over the following few years, she drew inspiration from things she encountered in dai y ife from cheerfu fishing boats adorning the coastline to the swallows arriving and heralding the start of summer,

all of which feature in her work. Penn works from her studio in Marazion, where her ottery studio is now firm y established, enjoying views of the mount that helped shape her career.

Catherine Lucktaylor Moving to Cornwall in 2009 had a profound impact on Catherine’s ceramics, leading to the creation of the Landscape Series, which draws inspiration from the stunning land and seascapes of west Cornwall. Her signature tur uoise g a e re ects the vibrant colour of the sea, while the smoked crackle pattern is reminiscent of the rugged cliffs. In her studio near St Buryan, Catherine uses ancient hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling and, more recently, Raku an ancient a anese firing techni ue. Impressively, a piece from Catherine’s Wild Cornwall collection featured recently on the BBC’s The Great Pottery Throwdown, referred to as a ‘perfect example of Raku’. Varied in technique, style and inspiration, the works of each of these artists needs seeing to be believed, so next time you’re visiting the harbourside of Porthleven, be sure to pop into the Customs House Gallery.

THE CUSTOMS HOUSE GALLERY Porthleven, Helston TR13 9J D 01326 56 936 5 hello@thecustomshousegallery

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OF TOMORROW National successes for creative students of all ages at Plymouth College of Art.

é TOP The Palace Court campus at Plymouth College of Art


tudents and staff at Plymouth College of Art are celebrating a wave of outstanding results, from undergraduate satisfaction levels in the National Student Survey (NSS) to a recent short Ofsted inspection at the college’s Palace Court campus for 16 to 19-year-olds. BA (Hons) students scored the college in the as significant y above nationa average with 91% overall satisfaction rating for learning resources, including access to highquality specialist resources and equipment when needed. Such resources include Fab Lab Plymouth and a range of creative industry-standard workshops and facilities, re ecting the co ege s mi ion five year investment on capital projects, studio facilities and technical resources. n fact in the the co ege scored higher than the national average for seven of the eight main NSS categories, which extensively covers academic support, learning opportunities and student voice. Undergraduate students this year have also caught the attention of industry professionals with their award-winning work, following exhibitions at notable events such as D&AD New Blood, The Contemporary Craft Festival and ew esigners in ondon. tudents have won internships with legendary designers such as Dame Zandra Rhodes and at London Craft Week, as well as winning illustration awards such as ‘Designer of the Year’ and the photography ‘Lensculture: Emerging Talent Award’, highlighting the diverse and impressive standard of work being produced at the college.

A recent short Ofsted inspection in the college’s pre-degree Palace Court campus maintained the college’s rating as ‘good’, a testament to the strength of all aspects of teaching, learning and support for 16 to 19-year-old students taking UAL Level 3 Extended Diplomas at the college. The Ofsted report commended the high standard of work produced by students in all subjects, recognising that studying on Plymouth College of Art’s Post-16 programmes is a high quality experience within which students have the opportunity to begin an exceptional career in the creative industries. his year of ymouth Co ege of rt UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma students obtained a Distinction, which is equivalent to three A*s at A-level or 168 UCAS points. his is significant y higher than the nationa average re ecting the hard work and innovative creative practice that has seen students winning national awards at e hibitions such as rigins in ondon and nto i m as we as taking art in groundbreaking projects at Tate Modern and working with eading industry figures such as Katie Greenyer, Creative Director of Pentland Brands, the London-based fashion group whose labels range from Red or Dead to Ted Baker Footwear.

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This year, 37% of Plymouth College of Art UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma students obtained a Distinction

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Kneehigh with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse present

Based on the novel by GĂźnter Grass Writer Carl Grose Composer Charles Hazlewood Director Mike Shepherd

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Wave 7 Gallery near Port Isaac celebrates 15 years working with local artists.


ABOVE Outside the gallery RIGHT ‘Lavender’ glass by Joanna Lloyd and more work inside BELOW ‘Widemouth Bay’ by Saul Cathcart

ave 7 Gallery is a fantastic treasure trove of art, tucked away between Wadebridge and Port Isaac, just a short drive from the coast. The artwork on show in the gallery is a mixture of to artists in their fie d and u and coming talent. Most artists live and work in Cornwall and many are exhibiting CCA members. A converted two-story barn houses the main gallery and exhibition space where a wide variety of artwork is displayed for sale, ranging from contemporary paintings to small ceramics, glassware, wood, jewellery and knitware. The Granary is a listed building which hosts solo exhibitions and art classes throughout the year. Recent and coming painting exhibitions inc ude au Cathcart ohn ri ths ike oss and Robert Wilde. Classes on offer include painting, mirrors, jewellery, felting, kids crafts, and many more. The gallery is run by Victoria Mead who, being an artist herself, gives the gallery a distinct atmosphere and an insight into that perspective. Victoria studied at Falmouth School of Art before specialising in designed metal work and jewellery at Brunel University. You may see Victoria making her highly successful abstract mirrors or working on her present bronze sculpture commissions in her studio next to the gallery. Victoria runs a wide range of courses at the gallery, particularly during the summer months. A recent development is the establishment of accommodation and a tea garden in the adjacent farmhouse run by Zoe Vernon, where you can indulge in a fabulous cream tea or crab sandwich. If you are passing Wave 7 Gallery, call in and you will be given a warm welcome by Victoria. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday between 10.30am and 5pm and may be opened at other times on request.


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On Display

Showcasing local artists and art galleries 2. THE POLY

Textiles by Lou Tonkins


The Old Lizard Lifeboat House by Carla Regler Carla is an award-winning landscape photographer based in Porthleven who also runs photography workshops in Cornwall. Across Carla’s two galleries, you can find a range of beautiful prints and stunning gifts, including her stunning vintage prints. Be sure to keep an eye out for Carla’s new calendar, too!



Cornish artist and printmaker Lou Tonkins takes her inspiration from the local environment – nature and the hedgerows. “I sit for hours ooking at birds itting in and out,” says Lou, “to get an idea of the way they move and stand so I can get the feel of them right.” There’s a comprehensive range of Lou Tonkins textiles in The Poly Guild, Falmouth. 24 CHURCH STREET, FALMOUTH TR11 5EG 01326 319461


Seaweed and Mussels scarf/ wrap by Stuart Law A Great Escape Art expands its range. Artist Stuart Law’s original watercolours and acrylics are now available as luxurious silk scarves. This rich and vibrant collection includes ‘seaweed and mussels’, ‘plants and owers nets and oats and fish and lilies’. Visit the online shop to select from the scarf and wrap collection, or see Stuart’s stand at the Falmouth Oyster Festival, 12th to 15th October. 07544 703540 agreatescapeart


Out Over Bolenowe by Steve Slimm

Holywell Bay Rocks by Sue Currie Truro’s Lane Gallery is a collective of local artists who each cover daily duties to welcome you. Traditional and abstract art plus beautiful jewellery and turned wood are on display. The entrance is through Scentstore Perfumery and upstairs to the colourful gallery. ABOVE THE SCENTSTORE’ CATHEDRAL LANE, TRURO TR1 2QS 07815684825 01872 240091


Featured in national art foundation courses for quality of light, Steve’s mystical expressionist work can be seen in a number of Cornish galleries. This evocative landscape is currently on at Waterside Gallery, St Ives, a beautiful piece that breathes the ancient Celtic spirit of Cornwall. WATERSIDE GALLERY, STREET-AN-POL, ST IVES TR26 2DS


Late Shift by Sarah Blakey The Craft Kiln (Cornish crafts), Sail Loft Emporium (antiques and collectables) and Cscape Art are part of The Old Workshop, next to the main Charlestown car park. Many originals, prints and cards by artist Sarah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey are available at the gallery. Open daily during the season, 10.30am to 5.30pm. 01736 798844



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| ART 7. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM Lily in Landscape by John Armstrong

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This surrealist-inspired view of Lamorna is one of over 70 works by John Armstrong (1893 – 1973) in Penlee’s ‘Dream & Reality’ exhibition, which opens on 16th September. Originally associated with Ben Nicholson and the Unit One artists in the 1920s, John went on to cut his own imaginative path through 20th century art, notably as the costume designer for e ander orda s c assic fi ms.


Ceramic dog sculptures by Ostinelli & Priest Ostinelli & Priest combine their talent and experience to produce extraordinary sculptures of dogs. Each piece is unique, made with absolute love for the animal. See the quality of their work at Quay Art gallery, open daily, or online. Why not commission a sculpture of your own pet?


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10. ANDREW GIDDENS OPEN STUDIO/GALLERY Lizard walk by Andrew Giddens

Andrew Giddens Open Studio showcases paintings by the renowned Cornish seascape artist, in his permanent ‘open studio’, displaying and selling all his latest work in the delightful village setting of Perranuthnoe, near St Michael’s Mount. Open 10am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday. LYNFIELD CRAFT CENTRE, PERRANUTHNOE TR20 9NE 07788 462688 andrewgiddensart

The gallery’s light and airy space on Porthleven’s harbourside exhibits original works by some of Cornwa s finest artists in a range of mediums. bespoke framing service is available here as well as the Own Art Scheme. View the work available on the regularly updated and fully ecommerce enabled website. Open seven days a week from Easter. COMMERCIAL ROAD, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9JD 01326 569365


Venetian glass and Swarovski crystals on gold y ulia Scho eld A delightful, unusual gallery at the top of the town. All artists and makers live or work within 20 miles of Porthleven. Owner and resident designer u ia chofie d is currently introducing her TOP OF FORE STREET, autumn collection of original PORTHLEVEN TR13 9HH Special Occasion jewellery. She 07972 158064 works in many materials and Studio Gallery Porthleven styles, from simple and dainty to Julia Schofield Jewellery the stunningly dramatic.


Blue Freedom Glass by Anne Skinner Anne Skinner makes fused glass, inspired by Cornwall and its coast, land, mystic past and present, people and life. Her work can be found in Treasure, home to beautiful, intriguing art, gifts, crafts,

vintage and the ‘Cornish Craft Cavern’, showcasing over 40 Cornish makers and artists. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm. TREASURE, 73 MARKET JEW STREET, PENZANCE TR18 2LJ 07799 160638 TreasurePenzance


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R A look back at life on the coast in days gone by.

CAPTAIN EDWIN OF THE CONCORD, CIRCA 1898 Captain Edwin’s story is a fascinating one. On his way to Hull, Edwin’s ship was caught in a powerful gale and swept right out into the channel, 40 miles from France. After his son was taken with seasickness, with just one loaf of bread and a turnip, Edwin was forced, singlehandedly, to keep the shi a oat and the two of them alive. Tony’s full account of the tale is well worth a read!

ecently, we were lucky enough to be handed a copy of Porthleven, a comprehensive history. Written by Tony Treglown – in his own words, a proud Porthlevener – this book has something of interest to anyone who has a love for this charming, quintessentially Cornish fishing ort. From shipwrecks of centuries gone by to sea rescue training in the mid 1900s and everything in between, this fascinating volume displays a detailed history of the port, from the 1700s right the way through to present day. Sadly, Tony passed away just after the book was published, but he was thankfully able to see it in print. Special credit goes to Tony’s

wife, Hazel, for typing, scanning and laying out the pages, and Rod Stephens of, who played a key part in collecting the book’s beautiful vintage imagery. Porthleven’s own Carla Regler provided the stunning cover image for the book which you find co ies of in her ga ery on Chapel Terrace, as well as in Albatross Gallery on the harbourside. We love to see vintage photography of Cornwall, so here are some of our favourites from Rod’s collection, as featured in the book. ou find enty more in the orth even Historic Photographic Collection, which Rod has lovingly displayed on the walls at Out of the Blue free house, Porthleven.

é MAURICE WILLIAMS, A COBBLER AT WORK This image from circa 1950 shows Maurice Williams, a cobbler, with local men gathered around sharing stories and setting the world to right. The shop was known fondly as ‘the House of Lords’, probably due to the establishment’s clientele. Maurice also led a male voice choir, details of which can be found in the book.

DUTCH VESSEL LIMPS INTO THE HARBOUR On 4th January 1955, the 300-ton Dutch coaster, the Frisso was caught in a blizzard and holed on rocks near the Lizard, before sluggishly making its way to Mount’s Bay and thankfully being boarded by a crew of Porthleveners and brought to the safety of the harbour.


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HELICOPTER WINCH RESCUE TRAINING This image, which was taken circa 1980, depicts a Royal Naval sea rescue helicopter training near Rinsey. According to Tony, an uno cia trick was to touch the rock with the wheels of the helicopter!

é WRECK OF THE EBENEEZER his tonne fishing boat was wrecked on rigg ocks on 14th April, 1913, while attempting to sail out of the harbour against a strong south westerly wind. All six of the crew made it ashore safely, climbing ropes and ladders up on the pier.

FISHERMAN TRANSPORTING THE DAY’S CATCH Fishermen used special wheelbarrows to carry their pots and nets to and from their ofts. his image which shows a oca fisherman trans orting his catch was taken circa 1880 and is typical of Porthleven’s bustling quayside at that time.


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Marc Cain has long been on our radar for beautiful, quality pieces that will liven up your wardrobe





Katie, of Truro’s fashion boutique, Bishop Phillpott, shares her top trends for this autumn.

t’s always a tough transition from summer to autumn, with evenings drawing in and the weather becoming more unpredictable, but as Katie from the Bishop Phillpott team tells us, this autumn and winter season is all about adding colour into your wardrobe. The more vibrant the better, and with colour also comes pattern, with beautiful patterns being a huge part of this season’s collections at Bishop Phillpott.

Paul Smith: back and better than ever…


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A wonderful Charlotte Sparre dress

LEFT Bright and beautiful patterns from Paul Smith

This season has seen a change in Paul Smith’s collections with the mainline catwalk pieces being part of the same collection at Bishop Phillpott. “This means we can bring even more of those super special pieces and fabulous Paul Smith prints to the heart of Cornwall,” says Katie. “With bold prints and bright and beautiful colours this collection is a real hark back to the good old days of Paul Smith. Some of our favourites include this stunning feather printed shirt, super cute bunny print and pom pom jumper – all of which bring that bit of fun to your winter wardrobe!”

Charlotte Sparre: the celebrity go-to for stunning prints… “Danish designer Charlotte Sparre has come to be a real favourite with Bishop Phillpott customers and it’s easy to see why.

Her prints, favoured by celebrities the world over, are just beautiful. This season sees Charlotte take us on a trip to a dark and enchanted forest. With striking, unusual prints with a twist on the classic fairytale, beautiful silk shirts to liven up your denim, and gorgeous dresses to pair with tights and boots.”

Introducing Marc Cain “Marc Cain has long been on our radar for beautiful, quality pieces that will liven up your wardrobe. So we are so excited to be ab e to fina y bring you this co ection with a fantastic collection of dresses perfect for the upcoming party season and beautiful, elegant knitwear – we are sure you are going to love this collection. Oh and, of course… leopard print!” And that’s not all; this season also sees the return of Bishop Phillpott favourites Weekend by MaxMara, Bitte Kai Rand, 360 cashmere and Duffy. “There’s something special for everyone,” says Katie, “so roll on boot season!”


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Look after your eye health with a visit to Alexander Miller Opticians in Falmouth.

é ABOVE Alexander Miller Opticians stocks a wide range of designer frames


yesight is one of our most valuable assets, a fundamental part of our day-to-day lives that we often take for granted. Yet, as with all of our general health and wellbeing, looking after our eyes is hugely important. After all, Cornwall has some stunning scenery to savour. But when was the last time you had an eye test? If it’s about time you checked in on your eyesight and overall optical health, why not pay a visit to Alexander Miller Opticians in Falmouth? This practice, established almost a decade ago, is Falmouth’s only independent optician, so you’re always guaranteed that all-important personal friendly touch, from the small, dedicated team. Sit down to enjoy a fresh coffee, as you prepare for your appointment, taking in those beautiful views overlooking the river Fal. Comprehensive 30-minute sight tests are available for both private and NHS customers. Throughout your visit, you’ll be given the time you need to make the whole journey an enjoyable one. The Alexander Miller team recognise that, while eye health is crucial, it needn’t be at the expense of fashion, providing a huge range of well-designed, innovative frames. These include bespoke frames from Tom avies in various co ours fitted in house by the team for the erfect fit and comfort. Other frame brands available include Tom Ford, ic! Berlin, Paul Smith, prodesign, Dutz, You’s, Anglo American, and Vinyl Factory.

Quality extends to the lenses themselves, too, such as the beautifully designed Nikon spectacle lenses, complete with amazing coatings. Complete price single vision spectacles are available from £150. And proving that specs really don’t need to cost the earth, you can help protect the environment with ECO by Modo, frames made from recycled materials, with a tree planted for every frame sold! At Alexander Miller Opticians, you’ll even get a free cleaning cloth and cleaning so ution with free refi s so there s no excuse for not ensuring your eyes remain well looked after!

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A part of Cornwall has changed. Where once we toiled underground, now we work in the sun making memories of time spent together.

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et in 18 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Cornwall Gold has been producing jewellery for almost 30 years with one simple aim; to make memories that re ect Cornwa s proud mining heritage, outstanding natural beauty and unique way of life. Indulge in some much needed retail therapy in the amazing showroom before visiting the Cornish Pantry Restaurant. The breakfast menu features all your favourites, including its award-winning Cornish breakfast served on a tinner’s shovel. All ingredients are sourced from within a 20-mile radius, so this truly is an authentic local affair. Cornwall Gold is home to the last remaining tin mill in Europe; Tolgus Tin Mill is steeped in history and provides the tin which features in Cornwall Gold’s Tolgus collection; a bespoke range of jewellery forged from tin combined with silver and gold. If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to work in Cornish mining at the height of the industry, we’d recommend a guided tour through Tolgus Tin Mill. See the working set of Cornish stamps, thought to be the last in existence, at over 150 years old. The tour tells the story of many of the individuals who worked at Tolgus, a stark reminder of how dangerous the work could be. It’s noisy and wet. Children were expected to follow in the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers and would be placed on duty in the slime pits or under the shaking tables – a form of labour that would be unthinkable today. Proceeds from the jewellery allows the restoration of the historic Tolgus Tin Mill

to continue, ensuring this unique piece of Cornwall’s mining heritage is preserved for future generations. With preserving memories in mind, Cornwall Gold presents its new Tolgus Bridal collection, a legacy that will not only help safeguard the future of the mill but also signify the start of your lives together. Lovingly handcrafted to your e act s ecifications each bespoke piece contains Tolgus Tin extracted and processed on site, combined with 9ct gold. Indeed, for those who hold Cornwall close to their hearts, Cornwall Gold offers the perfect collection of jewellery with which to express your love. The friendly and experienced team will guide you through the process of selecting the perfect ring, from initial consultation through to design, sizing and manufacture. Perhaps you have a family heirloom that you would like to incorporate into your special day? The onsite goldsmiths not only offer a cleaning and repair service but can also transform your existing jewellery. This means you can take the piece that holds special sentimental value and commission a redesign into something that will make your day that extra bit extraordinary. A visit to Cornwall Gold is a uniquely Cornish experience and you’ll leave feeling delightfully satisfied not east because of the wonderfu y attentive service from the team.


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The mighty wheel of Tolgus Tin Mill

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Woolacotts’ flagship store in St Austell

Already a wonderful story of Cornish success, HBH Woolacotts refuses to remain static in the world of electrical retail.


egular readers of Cornwall Living will know that we love a proper Cornish success story. We’re forever celebrating the small, independent businesses that have succeeded, against all odds, in a world saturated with superstores and one-click shopping baskets. It’s these local businesses, from small artisan designers and local boutiques to large Cornish companies who’ve taken their industries by storm, that make Cornwall the shopping destination we all know and love. One such story is that of HBH Woolacotts – the south west’s premier electrical retailer. The company was founded more than 40 years ago and even today, it remains a family business, with founder Ted Hemmerle still taking an active role in the day-to-day running of things. The business has been built on providing unrivalled customer service that goes above and beyond to ensure that customers get the best support possible, including free delivery and basic installation on most major appliances. What’s more, over the years, strong relationships have been developed between the HBH team and leading industry brands, including Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Bosch, Sky, Yamaha and Apple (to name a few!), which

LEFT The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer useful advice RIGHT ABOVE RIGHT The Woolacotts team can take care of electronic repairs and even deliver large items including fridges


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BELOW The new Plymouth store

means that a trip to one of the six Cornish showrooms doesn’t just afford access to globally leading brands, it opens you up to a world of brand new technology, the likes of which you won t find e sewhere in the south west. One of the company’s most marked successes is how it’s conquered the Cornish market and branched outwards, into the south west. Currently, there are two stores in Devon – one in Barnstaple and one in Holsworthy – and this September, there’s set to be a third! That’s right, September is going to be a big month for the HBH team, as the company embarks on its biggest venture yet – the opening of the new electrical superstore in Plymouth. Here, in addition to the vast selection of brands and products that

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TRANSFORMATION Dani Tofts loses an incredible nine stone following weight loss surgery at Duchy Hospital, leading to a wide range of health benefits.


he story of Dani Tofts’ life just a year ago, is all too common. Aged 24, and over 19 stone, she was deemed morbidly obese and, as she tells us candidly, “I was unhealthy, unha y and my confidence was non existent.” Unfortunately, the prevalence of obesity is on the rise, with around one in four of the o u ation now c assified as obese. Obesity can cause a range of health problems including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, stroke and sleep disorders. Indeed Dani, to her understandable dismay, received a diagnosis of weight re ated inferti ity. Dani’s many attempts at dieting and weight loss proved fruitless. The good news is that there is a genuine solution for people in Dani’s situation, once other avenues have been explored. Dani, who works at Duchy Hospital, carefully considered her options before deciding u on weight oss surgery with Mr Ian Finlay. Duchy Hospital offers a range of procedures, all of which come with a comprehensive aftercare package, as we as re o erative su ort. ong term success requires commitment and support; it’s not a case of simply having the operation and carrying on as before. There are three commonly performed weight loss surgery operations: gastric band, gastric bypass and the intragastric balloon. The gastric band operation involves inserting a restrictive band around the top of the stomach, resulting in a prolonged feeling of fullness after

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A smile



YOU CAN TRUST Visit Truro’s River Practice for a reliable and professional service from the specialists.


DISCOVER MORE The team at River Practice is led by two specialist orthodontists, with nearly 40 years’ full-time orthodontic experience, as well as numerous post-graduate qualifications between them. Find out if your dentist is a specialist by visiting the General Dental Council’s official website.

t River Practice Specialist Centre you can trust your smile with e erienced s ecia ists in the fie d of orthodontics. You might be surprised to discover just how many patients opt for specialist treatment offered by nonspecialists. Indeed, as Jeremy Peak of River Practice Specialist Centre explains, there are certain treatments and services that any general dentist can legally provide, without being a specialist in that area. “Increasingly general dentists are offering treatments traditionally entrusted to a specialist,” says Jeremy. This can lead to patients failing to achieve the results they expect, and hence a rapid rise in complaints to the General Dental Council – the governing body that regulates dentistry in the UK – in many areas, especially orthodontics. Many dentists use a remote orthodontic planning service, resulting in a patient receiving a course of treatment planned by a computer, with very little understanding of that individual patient’s needs. As with any healthcare situation, the body doesn’t always respond as anticipated, and these remotely planned courses can quickly lead to a situation whereby the dentist lacks the experience to either spot the issue early enough and/or modify the course of treatment as necessary. As Jeremy tells us, while many simple cases are perfectly treatable by general dentists, it often takes the skill and training of an orthodontist to determine whether a s ecific

case requires a more tailored approach to avoid di cu ties arising further down the line. A dentist should be able to offer a range of suitable options, rather than only a very basic system based on limited training. If you are considering treatment, don’t be afraid to ask your dentist questions. What different options are available to align your teeth? What experience and training does your dentist have in each of these methods? Finally, would they have any objection to you seeking a specialist opinion? Patients are often surprised to learn that orthodontic treatment with River Practice’s specialists is no more expensive than treatment with a general dentist. What’s more, as with any scenario, it can be far more costly and disruptive to correct mistakes that could have been avoided through seeking professional expertise from the offset. River Practice regularly receives referrals from over 100 dentists throughout Devon and Cornwall who also trust the specialists with their patients’ smiles. So, get in touch with River Practice, book your appointment with one of the highly trained orthodontic team and, most importantly, get your smile back!

ABOVE Let the team help bring back your winning smile é INSET The results at River Practice speak for themselves


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The highly trained team at Pure Dental Health in Truro has over 35 years combined dental implant experience and have placed over 6,500 dental implants to date. They are also capable of complex bone and gum grafting procedures that other clinics do not offer. Having attended hundreds of courses both in the UK and abroad, patients can receive the latest advancements in Implantology. You can be safe in the knowledge that your treatment is delivered by highly qualified professionals in a relaxing caring environment.


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Challenging times can be good, as well as bad, for financial planning. Either way, it often introduces additional elements that have to be considered, as we discover speaking to financial planning expert Matt Begley.


e live in interesting times. We’ve got Brexit, a Trump presidency, recent elections in both the UK and France and one coming up in Germany, plus we have an emboldened Russia. Additionally, the pound has uctuated and in ation is on an upward cycle. However, we have also seen some fairly resilient stock markets in the UK, US and elsewhere.

What it may mean for you Whilst Brexit will have a generational effect, much of what is occurring may relate more to the short term. et financia anning shou d often address the longer-term picture. To put this into perspective, let’s think back just ten years. In 2007, the iPhone had only just launched and Facebook was in its infancy. As for the financia market ace the term sub prime mortgage crisis’ was only just coming into common usage. Much has changed over the ensuing ten years. But while it’s important to think longer-term, the demands of daily life mean that, understandably, many of us live largely in the here and now . erha s jugg ing a busy family and social life, alongside work commitments, may leave little time to focus on finances. So that’s why it makes sense to seek professional advice from individuals, such as Harris Begley Financial Planning, who will work with you to assess the bigger picture. This means being mindful of meeting both the shorter-term needs along the way (such as property purchase, university costs, or special treats), and longer-term planning to ensure

you can fully enjoy your later years. As part of this process, Harris Begley will consider your re uirements and financia osition the mood of the financia markets roduct choices, various initiatives introduced and the ta benefits on offer. att advises that t pays to take advice. In fact, recent research* has shown that those who took financia advice (between 2001 and 2007) were, on average, around £41,000 better off by the 2012 to 2014 period, than those who didn’t. or the first time in a ong time we a so need to be aware of the im act of in ation as the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) sits at 2.6%**. The next budget will be in autumn 2017, which wi re ect the new timetab e. s from 2018, budgets will now occur in the autumn, with simply a spring statement from spring 2018 onwards.” So, with this in mind why not book a free no ob igation financia hea th check with Harris Begley to see how they can help minimise your monthly expenditure and make your money work harder for you in the year ahead.

HARRIS BEGLEY FINANCIAL PLANNING Penzance office The Regent, C hapel S treet, Penz ance TR18 4A E 01736 36 6 550

IN THE KNOW Pay a visit to Harris Begley in its Truro office or Penzance head office for a free, no-obligation initial consultation and one of the team will assess your financial circumstances – your pension, mortgage, investments or any aspect of your finances you would like to discuss. Your financial health check is designed to look at ways of optimising your savings, minimising your expenditure and helping you to plan and achieve your goals for both the present and the future. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. The value of pensions and investments and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested. HM Revenue & Customs practice and the law relating to taxation are complex and subject to individual circumstances and changes which cannot be foreseen. *Source: International Longevity Centre & Royal London, July 2017 survey **Source: Office for National Statistics, June 2017, released July 2017

BELOW Matt Begley, Retirement planning expert and MD of Harris Begley Financial Planning

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HARBOURSIDE GEORGIAN RESIDENCE charlestown, south cornwall Beautiful harbour views ø historic harbour setting as seen in BBC's Poldark ø 3 bedrooms ø sitting room / snug ø dining room ø stone outbuilding ø pretty front and rear gardens ø Grade II listed ø 1,233 sq ft ø EPC Exempt


Savills Cornwall David Jenkin

01872 243 200

Guide £595,000 Freehold

CHARMING COTTAGE IN AN IDYLLIC LOCATION manaccan, the lizard, south cornwall 3 bedroom cottage ø original features ø bespoke kitchen ø cottage garden ø peaceful setting ø countryside views ø private position ø near the Helford river ø 1,165 sq ft ø EPC = E

Savills Cornwall Jonathan Cunliffe

01872 243 200

Guide £425,000 Freehold

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CHARMING & BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED FARMHOUSE portholland, the roseland, south cornwall Peaceful, private setting ø modernised and substantially extended ø 6 bedrooms (5 en-suite) ø 2 miles from the coast ø 4 reception rooms ø orangery ø heated outdoor pool ø stabling and outbuildings ø 4,866 sq ft ø EPC = D


Savills Cornwall Ben Davies

01872 243 200

Guide £1.85 million Freehold

SUPERB PRIVATE COUNTRY RESIDENCE caerhays, the roseland, south cornwall 2 miles from the coast ø 4 bedrooms ø unconverted cottage ø range of outbuildings ø paddocks & formal gardens ø 8.5 acres ø 3,911 sq ft ø EPC = B

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01872 243 200

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With a host of original features, including beamed ceilings, slate floors, exposed Cornish stone walls & original fireplaces, this delightful double-fronted Grade II listed cottage literally oozes charm & character. Each of the three bedrooms, with one en-suite, have vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and parquet flooring. Cosy living areas are complemented by a stylish modern kitchen which leads to the courtyard patio garden. Currently a popular holiday let, this little gem could equally well make a perfect permanent or holiday home for someone looking for a quintessential Cornish cottage in the heart of town. EPC E



This 4/5 bedroom property with three floors of immaculate contemporary accommodation is just 200 yards from the popular sandy beach. Fully refurbished, this property exudes quality with engineered oak floors, stylish bathrooms, a bespoke kitchen with AGA and replacement windows throughout. The low maintenance external areas include landscaped gardens, an extensive area of decking and a large driveway with ample parking. Equally suited as a family home or as an investment opportunity with superb rental potential, it even has some views to the sea! EPC D

Mawgan Porth


Occupying a large elevated plot, this 4 bedroom, master en-suite, detached property enjoys far-reaching sea views and sits in an enviable position within a short walk of the popular sandy beach. The spaciously proportioned open plan living areas offer great flexibility and this is a superb opportunity to create a stunning family home in a fabulous location. The large rear garden is laid mainly to lawn whilst the front has two patio areas. There is plenty of parking on the driveway and the property is offered with no ongoing chain. We highly recommend viewing to appreciate the location and potential. EPC D

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Constantine Bay


This impressive property has been designed to make the most of the panoramic sea views afforded by its elevated position close to Trevose Golf Course. Stylish reversed living includes a stunning kitchen/dining room with bi-fold doors to the fabulous sun terrace. The main reception room is equally impressive with its floating feature fireplace and cantilevered spiral staircase from the ground floor. 3 double bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms and the master has his/hers dressing rooms. The double garage houses a lift servicing all floors and has planning permission to create extra accommodation. EPC C

Port Isaac


A Grade II listed traditional fisherman’s cottage, full of original character, tucked away in the heart of this picturesque fishing village. The property has a unique and lovely ambience, boasting beamed ceilings and slate floors amongst its charming features. The kitchen, with its bespoke oak cabinets, has plenty of room for a dining table and the lounge is cosy with a log burning stove. Upstairs, the 2 double bedrooms have painted wooden floors and one features a cast iron fireplace. Outside there is a south facing front terrace and the property is just a two-minute walk from the harbour. EPC G



Transformed by a sensitive and comprehensive refurbishment programme, this 3/4 bedroom detached is new to the market and we anticipate lots of interest! Set in a small village just two miles north of St Columb, it’s rural setting allows for peaceful living yet is within easy reach of main transport links. Stylishly presented throughout, this appealing home makes the most of natural light, has flexible accommodation and outside spaces for all seasons, including lawned and gravelled areas and a conservatory leading to a delightful paved patio in a walled garden style, front facing rooms and a large private enclosed rear garden with summerhouse.


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This well maintained 4 bedroom bungalow is situated in the heart of the countryside on the outskirts of St Ives. The property benefits from a versatile, g ood sized open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. There are 4 bedrooms, one with a mezzanine platform, bathroom, separate shower room and w.c. detached garage, front garden with stunning panoramic views (the camera does not do them justice) and decked area. There is a new boiler for the oil fired heating system and private drainage. EPC rating: D

Trevas, St Ives ÂŁ425,000

This attractive detached cottage has many original features including a beautiful granite fireplace, beamed ceilings and hand crafted doors. On the ground floor there is a large open living room, a study, the kitchen, a WC, bathroom and further office. On the first floor there are 3 good sized double bedrooms and a single. Trinity House also benefits from an attached one bedroom annexe to the rear, pretty gardens and ample parking. Epc rating - D.

Trinity House, Connor Downs ÂŁ450,000

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A COASTAL RETREAT IN TWO ACRES OF GLORIOUS GARDENS A spacious detached property with garaging, large south facing gardens of approximately two acres in this spectacular coastal position with outstanding panoramic views over the coastline and the sea of Veryan Bay to Dodman Point. Four bedroom accommodation including two large reception rooms, conservatory, large kitchen, utility, en-suite bathroom, separate bathroom and separate w.c. Two attached garages and workshop areas and further detached garage, attractive mature gardens. There is an option to purchase (by separate negotiation) a parcel of amenity land with wonderful coastal vistas, a short distance from the property of approximately seven acres running right down to the high tide water line and accessed by a bridlepath and coastal footpath.This land would be ideal for conservation purposes and we understand that many years ago the land was used for arable production but has since reverted to its natural vegetation. EPC – E

Guide Price £975,000 & £50,000

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For sale for the first time in 30 years, a large detached five bedroom home with a detached one bedroom annexe. Useful 42’ workshop and log store. Lovely large gardens with a separate field. EPC commissioned. cpearceproperty ClivePearceProperty T: 01872 272622 31 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2LS CL--64--AD--Clive Pearce Property--1.00.indd 1

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Cornwall Hospice Care launches new Neighbourhood Hubs.


he clinical teams at Cornwall Hospice Care know only too well the issues around living with a terminal illness whether you’re a patient, carer, family member or friend. The Cornish charity is always talking with those who visit its hospices and as a result a new service is being launched this month aimed at helping all these people by offering support in their local communities. The Neighbourhood Hubs will provide care, rehabilitation and support to patients and their carers earlier in their illnesses, help that has to date only been available in the hospices. Dawn Tame-Battell, the charity’s Director of Patient Services, says: “At the hubs, people will be able to book an appointment to see a wide range of experts including physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists, Lymphoedema therapists, counsellors and specialist nurses. A social worker will also be available to help and we can refer people on to our medical staff if necessary. It’ll be very informal, with tea and coffee and a chance to chat.” Treatments will include management of breathlessness, pain, fatigue, reduced mobility, anxiety and emotional and spiritual issues. We aim to bui d confidence he ing people to live as well as possible. We want to provide them with a chance to come and

talk and ask questions, to have both their physical and emotional issues addressed, including discussing ‘advanced care planning’ where they can detail how they want to be treated and cared for going forward.” GPs will be referring people to the Hubs, but patients and carers can also selfrefer as Dawn explains. “Come along to one of the Neighbourhood Hubs and see what’s on offer. We can then liaise with your GP to ensure we are offering what’s suitable to you.” he first two eighbourhood ubs wi be at the John Betjeman Centre in Wadebridge and Clarence House in Penzance, running every Thursday from 12th October onwards (1.30pm to 4.30pm). More Hubs will be announced in the coming months, along with new Open House sessions in smaller community settings where patients and carers can meet for company, support and advice. The Neighbourhood Hubs, like all of the services provided to terminally ill patients by Cornwall Hospice Care, will be free and funded thanks to the support of the people of Cornwall and those who have left the charity legacies in their wills.



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BELOW Sarah Barrett, Occupational Therapist BELOW Dawn Tame-Battell

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