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opefully by now you’ve managed to shake off those anuary blues and are instead looking with optimism at the prospects of a brand-new decade. For those of you thinking that this is the year you’re going to make the move to Cornwall, or who are starting to outgrow the confines of your current Cornish home and are looking to upsize, be sure to read this month’s cover feature page 22 , where we take a look at all things property in Cornwall. From page 33 we take a look at what’s currently available on the Cornish property market, then on page 39, we catch up with ane Architects a must-read for those of you hoping to embark on a selfbuild project. But property in Cornwall isn’t all about bricks and mortar. It’s as much about the lifestyle that living here affords, and whether it’s celebrating Valentine’s Day in proper Cornish style page 43 , visiting one of Cornwall’s verdant garden paradises page 44 , sampling the many culinary delights that have helped put the Duchy on the map page 71 , or soaking up some culture in one of Cornwall’s innumerable galleries page 74 , who wouldn’t want to live the ultimate lifestyle by the sea? Happy reading!

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Catch up with Cornwall

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Luxury property

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Competitions

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Coastal escapes

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Gourmet gossip

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Charity

Find your dream Cornish home Win a little piece of Cornwall A selection of seaside stays The latest Cornish foodie news A window into Cornwall’s art scene Supporting Cornwall Hospice Care

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A restorative journey

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A better way to stay

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Beat the winter blues

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Great escapes

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Celebrating 30 years of re-discovery

Wave watching on the north coast Introducing Padstow Breaks

Riverside stays with Forever Cornwall Book your summer stay

Introducing Cornish Cottage Holidays Summer breaks in St Ives Winter breaks at Hotel Penzance Dream weddings at the Polurrian Foodie delights at Housel Bay Hotel

We hear the Cornish Tea story Open events at Duchy Hospital

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‘Run Falmouth 2020’ Entries are open for the tough yet hugely popular half marathon, ‘Run Falmouth’, which takes place on Sunday 15th March. Last year the event attracted a record 696 entries and this year, Cornish healthcare charity, Cornwall Hospice Care, has released 100 extra places to meet the growing demand. Race Secretary, Jane Appleton tells us: “Working with our partners Falmouth Road Runners, we’ve been developing this half marathon and hope to attract record entries in what is our charity’s 40th anniversary. I can tell you from experience that it’s not an easy course, but despite its demands, it’s

rewarding, and it’s got great views! We also have a Kid’s Run, which last year saw 92 youngsters running the first mile of the course.” Part of the Cornwall Glass Grand Prix Series, this annual event is open to all and is set to be a sell-out, so get your entries in soon! For more information call 01726 66868 (option 3) or visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/ runfalmouth2020

the coast and still receive a vigorous and enjoyable workout. It’s also incredibly versatile and is perfect for use indoors – ideal when the weather’s not so fair. Julie tells us: “Beating cancer and starting the business in my 60s has been so exciting – I want everyone to feel as good as I do with Instepp®!”

Apple Watch Series 5 is the most advanced Apple Watch yet, featuring the Always-On Retina display showing the time and important information, with no need to raise your wrist. It’s also the ultimate workout partner, allowing you to track your runs with advanced features like cadence and pace alerts, recording your workouts with GPS and elevation tracking. You can check on your heart with the ECG app and get notifications for low and high heart rate and irregular rhythm. And that’s not all; the Series 5 has great safety features built in, such as Fall Detection, alerts when decibel levels can impact your hearing, and help with navigation with the built-in compass. The cellular model keeps you connected with just your watch and enables Emergency SOS, International Emergency Calling. To put it simply, you’ve never seen a watch like this.

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Is your property sale-season ready? Spring will soon be sprung, so don’t let the best season to sell pass you by! My Place in Cornwall advise that now is the time to get organised. They have compiled some of the most important things to consider in a mini-series that you can find on the website. Here’s a sneak peak of what they suggest: “Present your property the right way by tidying the garden, cleaning the carpets and windows and plumping the cushions! With your property clutter-free, clean and tidy, you’re ready to welcome prospective buyers along for viewings!” If you choose My Place in Cornwall as your agent, they are happy to help you achieve all the easy wins when preparing to sell just give them a call for confidential advice on getting your home market ready.

Books inspired by Cornwall from For more details call 01208 813874 or visit myplaceincornwall.co.uk/ its-the-best-season-to-sell-your-property

Reach new heights at the Tide Climbing Centre This February give something new a try and experience the thrill of indoor climbing. Outdoor climbing has been around for decades but it’s only now that indoor climbing is reaching new heights.

Having trained as a nurse in Exeter, author Gail Rayner now lives and works in Plymouth, where she also crafted her two Cornwall-based novels, Castles and The Lady. Set in very different eras, The Lady is based in a turbulent Cornwall in a time of hunger and crime and follows the story of Lady Tremaine. Now a widow after her husband met an untimely death, she finds herself left with more questions than answers, in a tale of love, murder, sadness and bravery. Castles, meanwhile, follows the story of Ann, who has been assigned to cover the filming of a popular television series. Her friend Phoebe is handy with a camera, so Ann invites her along with not-entirely honest pretences, as well as Sue, who is just fun to have around. It’s fair to say that the three friends get a little more than they bargained for. Castles tells a story of friendship, sea and, well, have a read and discover for yourself!

Climbing has recently been recognised as an Olympic sport and is the newest sport to grace the 2020 Olympic line-up. Luckily for us, Cornwall now has the biggest indoor climbing facility in the region, available for all abilities to try this exciting sport. The Tide Climbing Centre also has a great café with locally roasted coffee, handmade pizzas and cakes with vegan options available. So, why hang around? Head to the Tide Climbing Centre and discover exactly why this sport has made it to the Olympics.

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Arts and markets in Penzance Held on the last Saturday of every month in Marketplace, Penzance, from 9.30am to 1.30pm, if you’d like to peruse a wealth of artisan wares made by local craftspeople, why not visit Penzance Charter Market? Alternatively, if it’s quality food and drink from local growers and producers that you’re looking for, then head to Penzance Farmers Market – held every Friday at St ohn’s Hall where you’ll find everything from artisan breads and jams, to Cornish cheese and pastries. Looking to soak up some culture? If so, why not explore the new spring collections and exhibitions across Penzance’s many galleries and boutique shops, or bring your loved one along for a Valentine’s Day to remember. To find out

more about everything Penzance has to offer, simply follow Love Penzance on social media, or head to the website. For more information visit www.lovepenzance.co.uk

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Smith & Son?

This year, Alfred Smith & Son is going into its 108th year of trading. This is a huge family achievement and it is still very much a family business. Alfred Smith came to Penzance from Gloucester as a manager of Criddle and Smith (Penzance) in 1909, and bought the business in 1912. Today, the business is run by Alfred’s great-granddaughter and her husband Marcus, with Alfred’s great-greatgrandchildren also being directors to maintain the business’ continuity for the next generation.

Having been trading in Penzance for more than 15 years, Harbour Crystals & Wools supplies customers the world over with crystals that enhance their lives and the spaces around them. The family run store is home to a gorgeous collection of crystals, the healing properties of which the team are always happy to advise on. For those who love to accessorise, Harbour Crystals boasts a beautiful array of handmade gemstone jewellery, from necklaces and pendants to bracelets and rings, and they also offer repairs, so if your most treasured piece has seen better days, be sure to bring it with you!

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hooks, pins and bags, meaning that whether you’re a master at your craft, or a hobbyist looking to hone your skills, you’ll find everything you could possibly need.

Alfred Smith & Son, Penzance, is a traditional retailer with a modern outlook. There is no pressure selling, the team don’t have sales targets – they’re there in the heart of Penzance because they love what they do and want to continue doing it. So, if you are thinking about carpeting, fabrics, upholstery, dining and bedroom furniture or beds, visit Alfred Smith & Son – a traditional retailer in a modern world.

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After being made redundant for the fourth time, at 63 years old, Catherine Kay decided to take things into her own hands and enrolled in the FdA Silversmithing and Jewellery course at Truro and Penwith College. Catherine followed in the steps of her husband Steve, who in September, progressed onto FdA Film, Media and Photography, having completed the Access to Higher Education: Creative Media and Photography course. Steve and Catherine’s daughter, Deborah, also graduated from the TEF-Gold rated college’s BA (Hons) Applied Media course in 2018 and the Kay family have plans to start a creative business together, once they all graduate.

course at Truro and Penwith College, head to an Open Event or book your own private campus tour at a time that suits you via www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/uni.

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Get outdoors with Kestrel

Bude Windows & Conservatories has earned a reputation as one of the most highly recommended window companies in Cornwall and Devon. An exciting development for 2020 is the brand-new showroom that displays the extensive range of products available. Whether you need new windows or doors, or would like to add some valuable extra space to your home through a stylish conservatory, the Bude Windows team are here to help. So, make sure to get in touch with the experienced team and discover how easy it is to install quality glazing products with an expert fitting service. One happy customer explains: “The work was delivered by a super group of people who were professional, courteous and thoughtful – each and every one of them was good to have around.” For more information call 01288 356541 or visit www.budewindows.co.uk

As the new year begins to unfurl, we’re only a few months off spring and a time where we can begin to get outdoors again and enjoy the longer, warmer days. If you want to make the most of your outside space then Kestrel Specialist Handrails can help. To make your outdoor space more sheltered for example, you can incorporate glass balustrades. These are particularly useful on balconies or decking areas – as seen in the featured picture, a project that So, if you want to create a sheltered area to Kestrel undertook on the Isles of Scilly so enjoy over the warmer months this year, visitors could continue to enjoy the then make sure to get in touch with the beautiful views whilst being protected from friendly team who will be more than happy the wind. In terms of balconies, choosing to discuss your options. glass like this instead of railings will allow For more information call 01726 338086 you to make the most of the views, whilst S still Ad:Layout 1safe. 28/8/18 14:46 Page or 1 visit www.kestrelshs.co.uk ensuring it’s

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News & views Valentine’s dinner at The Falmouth Hotel Treat your special someone for a spectacular four course Valentine’s dinner in The Falmouth Hotel’s awardwinning Castle Beach Restaurant. Carefully crafted with local produce, the Castle Beach menu is renowned for its tantalising combination of international and British cuisine, drawing on Cornish ingredients that are at their peak through the seasons.

Super referrals vet comes to Cornwall

A30 Referrals in St Columb Major has announced the appointment of Philip Witte, a veterinary surgeon with extensive experience in orthopaedics and neurosurgery. Philip hails from a dairy farm in Wiltshire and qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2005. He has been working at a large referral centre in Hampshire for the last 11 years, gaining experience in a wide range of orthopaedic and neurosurgical cases. “I am very excited to be moving to Cornwall,” Phil tells us. “My new position at A30 Referrals will present me with cases which demand the breadth and depth of knowledge that my advanced training has given me.” Clinical Director, Philip Harris responds: “It’s exciting to be welcoming Philip to join our team. His reputation precedes him and we are confident he will use his expertise in orthopaedics and neurosurgery to help a massive number of small animals around Cornwall and Devon.” For more information call 01637 880307 or visit www.penmellynvets.co.uk

This Valentine’s Day, you and your loved one can tuck into the delicious dishes of your choice, washing it all down with a vast selection of fine wines and local gins, all the while drinking in the stunning views across Falmouth bay. Starting at just £32 per person, if you’ve been looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day

treat, this could well be it. Be sure to reserve soon though as tables are bound to book up fast! For more information call 01326 312671 or visit www.falmouthhotel.co.uk

Is 2020 the time to try something new? If you’ve been itching to try something new or thinking about finding a new hobby, what better time than now, at the dawn of a new decade? Dreya Bennett, founder of Dreya Glass, currently runs two glass art courses. Running the workshops from a studio in Newquay, the space is linked to Dreya’s working studio, making it an interesting and inspiring environment in which to get creative. Currently offering a coaster making course and a wall art workshop, Dreya and Sharon also offer sessions for private groups of six or more people, perfect for a hen do, birthday party, or just because! So, if you’d like to have a go at creating your own piece of gorgeous glass art, why not get in touch and start engaging your creative side?

For more information call 07977 532933 or visit www.dreya.co.uk

Food with a view at the Lizard’s Wavecrest café With beautiful walks nearby thanks to its location at the start of the South West Coast Path leading to Kynance Cove to the west and Cadgwith Cove to the east, Wavecrest offers the perfect dog-friendly pitstop to refuel. Wavecrest owner, Emily Thomas tells us: “Our menu has plenty of choice from sandwiches and

light bites to main meals, all made fresh to order. We also serve cakes, homemade scones and locally made ice cream, alongside our favourite blend of Italian coffee, speciality teas, indulgent hot chocolates and our signature milkshakes. Not to mention we are also a fully licenced premises, so you can enjoy your favourite tipple as you gaze at the stunning panoramic views!” Le Nord Creative

Enjoy the most southerly point of mainland Britain from Wavecrest café, a welcoming and relaxed café that provides delicious freshly made food using Cornwall’s fantastic local produce.

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As we all know, this is the time of year for resolutions, be it to lose weight, get fit, or achieve one of countless other goals. After all, Christmas is a time of serious indulgence. And for those of you who have dogs, says isa at Slickers Doghouse: “We suspect they will have had their fair share of Christmas cheer, too.” So, why not include yours in your New Year’s resolution? A great place to start is with their diet. At Slickers, the team is passionate about the health of their dogs, and this starts with what they eat. “We’re keen advocates of grain free and meat meal free foods,” isa tells us, “and this is all you will find in our store.” As is the case with human diets, nothing beats fresh meat and vegetables for a healthy, happy digestive system. For more information on canine

nutrition, why not head to the Slickers website and read isa’s blog? Another way to get your hound in on the action is through exercise. Blow away the cobwebs with a brisk coastal walk isa and the team have plenty of favourites if you’re stuck for ideas , or participate in outdoor or beach yoga, taking a Beco Ball along with you and getting your dog to join in. Most importantly, make more time to play. The most important thing for us and our dogs is that exercise is not a chore. It should be fun, so, as isa says: “ et’s make our main resolution to play more and enjoy 2020!” For more information call 07917 005071 or visit www.slickersdoghouse.co.uk

Offering smart-casual clothing and accessories for more than 30 years, Mélange in Truro proudly caters to ladies in search of something a little different to the high street. During that time, owner Debbie and the team have also raised thousands of pounds for some of the country’s most worthy charities and causes. How? By hosting fashion shows! Indeed, Mélange is much more than a clothing shop. As Debbie explains: “Over the years our customers have become friends, and pop in not just for great clothing and fashion advice, but for a friendly ear – something you can’t get on the internet.” Raising money for Cornwall Hospice Care, Debbie and co. are set to host their next fashion show on Thursday 2nd April. To find out more and to buy your tickets, why not pop into Mélange and discover for yourself what sets this fabulous boutique apart from the rest. For more information call 01872 223767 or visit www.melangefashion.co.uk

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s with almost everything else in the Duchy, it’s fair to say that Cornish property is in a league of its own. Every month at Cornwall Living we’re introduced to stunning homes that have found their way to market, from ultra-modern apartments overlooking the Atlantic, to charming character cottages

nestled in their very own pocket of Cornish countryside. This issue, to gain an insight into the current market and the kind of properties that are currently available, we catch up with some of the Duchy’s top property agents, who give us the latest lowdown on all things ‘property’ in Cornwall.

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ABOVE Jersey Cottage, Constantine Bay, sold through Rohrs and Rowe

BELOW 7 High Street, Chacewater. Sold by Philip Martin. Guide price: £225,000

The state of the market Now that we’ve put to bed what proved to be a tumultuous and politically uncertain 2019, we thought this would be a good time to check in and see what the market forecast is for the year ahead. Considering all of the Brexit and political uncertainty that we experienced in 2019, award-winning property agents, Rohrs and Rowe, tell us: “The demand for quality properties in the county proved to be much stronger than some may have expected, with record-breaking prices achieved in some coastal areas.” Into 2020 and that trend looks set to continue. “With the general election now over and Brexit looking as though it will finally happen,” reveals Matthew Rowe, “we are already experiencing a busy start to 2020. Buyers seem to have the attitude that they just want to get on with life, so it seems likely that 2020 will follow a similar pattern to 2019, albeit with a slightly more optimistic outlook.”

Josephine Ashby, from north Cornwall estate agency John Bray and Partners, tells us: “Buyers remain focused on their dream to own a holiday home or, in some cases, relocate to the north Cornwall coast. As our lives become increasingly busy, buyers are keen to secure somewhere that allows them to spend quality time with their loved ones, sometimes with a view to letting it out when they’re not using it.” Sales on the north coast have bucked the national trend and the John Bray and Partners team continue to receive instructions all year round – testament to the area's enduring appeal. Already seeing increased activity from buyers and sellers, Miranda from Clive Pearce sums it all up, telling us that “there hasn’t been a better time to move home!”

INSET Barkhouse Lane, Charlestown. Sold by Savills. Guide price: £300,000

Top selling tips For those of you thinking about selling your Cornish home, whether you’re hoping to upsize, down-size, or are simply in the market for a change, to help improve your chances of a successful sale, we ask our agents for their top selling tips. First and foremost, Laura at Philip Martin tells us that it’s key you spend some time finding an agent with extensive knowledge of the area. Miranda at Clive Pearce agrees, and rightly points out that “local knowledge and experience are crucial,” also highlighting the importance of having an agent accompany prospective buyers on viewing. “Not only do buyers feel more comfortable with this, it also means that the agent is able to work comfortably with both buyer and seller, ensuring the best outcome for the seller.”

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ABOVE RIGHT A gorgeous home in Duporth Bay, sold through Savills. Guide price: £1.1M

BELOW INSET The Pump in Port Isaac, sold by John Bray for £335,000

On the matter of presentation, Martyn Rohrs tells us: “It’s very hard to change people’s first impressions, so it’s imperative to create the right experience first time round.” He suggests investing in presentation “both internally and externally, as buyers will see and feel that it’s a home you have really enjoyed living in.” Often, confirms Chris at Savills, “a little investment in preparation at the outset will generate significant reward when it comes to a sale.” Josephine Ashby advises professional photography, drone aerials and videos as the best way in which to present a property to its strongest advantage, but she takes it one step further, explaining that pricing and presentation are both key! “While sales remain strong, strategic pricing has been the key to success over the last year.” In fact, she informs us, “competitive pricing has

attracted multiple bids and delivered the best result for serious sellers,” with some properties achieving in excess of 10% over their guide price! When preparing your home for market, Richard at My Place in Cornwall stresses the importance of de-cluttering. “A prospective buyer will want to envisage themselves living in the property when they come to view it,” he explains, “so simply placing it on the market,” without any consideration of presentation, “doesn’t guarantee the result you are hoping for.” One thing that Rohrs and Rowe continue to experience is a high demand for properties with established income streams, or those with the potential for it. Buyers moving to Cornwall are often looking to supplement their income, explains Martyn, as they are usually taking some kind of pay cut or reduction in income in order to move here. “Last year,” he tells us, “we sold several properties with income or income potential,” a great example being Jersey Cottage at Constantine Bay near Padstow, for which, he explains, “we were inundated with interest and viewings.”

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RIGHT A stunning interior shot of Oakwood in Port Isaac, sold by John Bray and Partners

BOTTOM Fabulous views from Stratton Terrace, Falmouth. Sold by Savills,. Guide price: £685,000

Finding your dream home One of the most exciting aspects of moving house has to be searching for your next home; as you browse through the online listings and sign up to local agents’ mailing lists, you never know when ‘the one’ is going to appear in your feed. Having recently bought my first home, I know full well how exciting that is! There is, however, a downside, and during our search, we viewed a number of properties that simply didn’t tick any of our boxes. That being the case, I thought it would be useful to ask our agents what advice they have to offer those of you searching for your dream Cornish home. Chris at Savills starts us off, pointing out that Cornwall is a large county with an extremely diverse property market. With that in mind, he advises: “Don’t pigeonhole yourself to one specific area as often we find that buyers choose a property that’s well outside of their original search criteria.” Indeed, as Richard eo says, it’s easy to get caught up searching for homes in unaffordable areas, “when in reality, both the north and south coasts are accessible within just a short drive.” The best place to start, says Matthew Rowe, is contacting a reputable agent to help you understand the market you’re buying into. “The Cornish market is different to most of the UK, as premium property values can often be dictated by intangible features such as water views and proximity to the many lifestyle benefits that Cornwall provides.” Move slightly in land, however, and Richard reveals that “you can acquire some beautiful countryside property for better value, and you’ll end up with more bang for your buck in terms of indoor and outdoor space.” Surely that’s something we can all get on board with! To start your search, Richard suggests listing the things that are most important to you, including the things you currently enjoy most about where you live, what you would miss and what you need. “Cornwall is a change

of lifestyle that many people enjoy,” he continues, “but it is very different to fast paced city living!” Before you book a viewing, Laura at Philip Martin suggests doing a ‘drive by’. “Location of the property is just as important as the property itself,” she explains. “An agent can only advise you so far on the area, and only you will know whether the proximity of the neighbours is too close, or if the amenities are too far away. By doing a drive by, you can save yourself and the vendors a lot of time.” Ultimately, your search criteria should be at the forefront of the entire process, which is why Clive Pearce recommend taking the time to pop in and talk to estate agents. “By getting to know them and letting the agents get to know you, you can make sure that you’re top of the list to get a call when a property comes to market, often giving you a head start before it hits the internet.”

INSET Rohrs and Rowe were inundated with viewing requests for this gorgeous north Cornwall home

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BELOW One of a few properties sold through Philip Martin in Chacewater. Guide price: £265,000

Josephine reveals that most agents run a ‘hot prospects list’, updating potential buyers of new instructions even before they come to market. She also highlights the importance of automating your search; try setting up alerts for your search areas and criteria, so you never miss a new instruction. “Register with the predominant agents in the geographical area that you’re looking to purchase in and keep in touch regularly to update them of your situation. “Remember to ask about their private sales too,” she continues, “as not all properties come to the open market.” In fact, John Bray sold £22M of property off-market last year, from classic Cornish cottages to luxury homes in prime waterfront locations, “so it is well worth opening a dialogue with your agent to let them know what you’re looking for.” The ‘L’ factor I am, of course, referring to ‘Location’ – something that’s extraordinarily di cult to narrow down in a county as large and as consistently desirable as Cornwall. So where should you be looking? John Bray and Partners specialise in north Cornwall. Josephine tells us: “We’re lucky that Rock, Polzeath, Trebetherick and Port Isaac continue to hold strong appeal. ” She points us to the outlying hamlets and villages like Trelights, Chapel Amble, St Kew and Tregardock, which she tells us “are very close to these popular locations but offer a lower price per square foot.”

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Perhaps you’re in the market for something in need of a little TLC, in which case Philip Martin have sold and agreed many renovation and refurbishment properties in the village of Chacewater and the surrounding area. Approximately five miles from Truro, Sean tells us that Chacewater nevertheless benefits from stunning countryside surroundings, so the draw of the village’s locale – not to mention its old cottages in need of refurbishment – really speaks for itself. South east Cornwall is becoming increasingly popular too, according to Chris at Savills. He points us to the stretch of coastline between Hayle and Perranporth, which “still offers good value and has some great opportunities.” Just up the coast, Rohrs and Rowe highlight Newquay, not necessarily as ‘up and coming’, but greatly improved thanks to recent investment. Illustrating the point, Rohrs and Rowe sold two excellent properties at the end of last year, both enjoying competitive bidding situations that resulted in offers vastly in excess of their guide prices! Martyn elaborates: “Newquay has been renowned for its world class beaches and surfing waters for many years. It also now enjoys many fantastic restaurants and bars, and due to the recent investment in the town, there are now some superb properties too.” Combine this with easy access to the UK and Europe from its excellent airport, continues Matthew, “you can understand why so many people are now wanting to live in or buy a property near Newquay.”

ABOVE A drone shot of Trevean Way, Newquay – sold by Rohrs and Rowe at the end of 2019 BELOW Oakwood in Port Isaac, sold by John Bray and Partners

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DISCOVER MORE Whether you’re buying or selling, be sure to check out the below Cornish property agents: Rohrs and Rowe www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk Jackie Stanley www.jackie-stanley.co.uk The Mather Partnership www.thematherpartnership. co.uk John Bray and Partners www.johnbray.co.uk

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Finally, Richard at My Place in Cornwall reveals growing demand for property in St Columb Major. First and foremost, the location “represents good value for money,” but it’s also “small enough to enjoy a quiet lifestyle whilst containing just about all the local amenities you might need.” Located just a few miles from in-demand spots like Watergate Bay, Padstow and Wadebridge, Richard finishes: “We think St Columb could be one of the most popular areas for those relocating to Cornwall, or wanting to move closer to the coast.” Well, there you have it! With such a diverse offering of homes to choose from, it's reassuring to know that Cornwall is home to a wealth of industry experts to help you navigate the market. To see more of the kinds of properties that are currently available through some of the county's top estate agents, be sure to turn to page 33; you never know, we may just have featured your dream home!

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orgeous on the outside, Tregilliowe continues to impress as you step over the threshold. Open-beamed ceilings give the home a real ‘house in the country’ feel; the sitting and dining rooms invite you in with inglenook fireplaces, and as you make your way into the hand-built kitchen from Richard Winfrey – with its granite worktops and traditional Aga stove – you get a real sense of craftsmanship from every tongue and groove. The gardens are also a real feature here, having occasionally been open to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme. Extending to around 1.3 acres with the house neatly at their centre, the grounds are home to three outbuildings: a large 40’ modern barn that’s currently used as a triple garage and workshop; a store, currently housing water treatment equipment; and a single storey, stone-built former piggery. The latter represents the exciting potential for conversion, possibly into a self-contained

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njoying a wonderfully private setting, with large mature gardens that extend to just over an acre, is this lovely family home. The rooms are large and bright throughout, and with five bedrooms including a master with its own balcony and a guest room complete with en-suite there’s ample room for a family to spread out. Downstairs, the spacious and beautifully tiled kitchen/dining room gives a real house in the country’ feel, with a gorgeous Range cooker that’s perfect for cooking with Cornwall’s best seasonal ingredients. After dinner, retreat to the cosy sitting room; with parquet ooring and a woodburner taking pride of place, this is the perfect spot for unwinding after a long, windswept day exploring the Cornish countryside. Speaking of countryside, there’s a real sense of seclusion to be enjoyed here. As well as boasting a large lily-covered pond and an apple orchard, the gardens extend down to their very own river frontage, the bamboo-lined banks serving as a wonderful spot for quiet re ection. The outside also offers a detached garage complete with sail loft, plus off-road parking for five cars. Sold with no chain, Catling is the perfect home for a family hoping to relocate to Cornwall, positioned close enough to the

A30 to make exploring a breeze, but secluded enough to feel like a real slice of Cornish paradise. This gem must be viewed to be appreciated; for more information contact the agents at Philip Martin.

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IBA Chartered Architect, Andrea Lane is Director and founder of Cornwall based architectural firm, ane Architects. After years of experience working for internationally renowned practices in the UK and France, Andrea decided to set up her own in Falmouth. For the last few years she has been busy working with clients throughout Cornwall, on projects that range from small house extensions and renovations to larger one-off houses and self-builds. ane Architects’ specialism lies in residential buildings. Andrea’s passion for self-build projects has led her to undertake the challenge of building her own home in Falmouth during 201 on a limited budget. sing her skills to create a modern and striking family home whilst keeping costs to an absolute minimum, the three- bedroom house was completed at a build cost of £150,000. What are the benefits of using an architect for a new home or self-build? Andrea explains: “Using an architect will ensure that your project progresses smoothly. Not only that, we can also help maintain cost-surety throughout and alleviate stress and any worries you might have. At ane Architects

we blend creative, innovative design with the latest technologies and materials, delivering projects for our clients with sustainability embedded firmly throughout our core.” The dedicated team pride themselves on having the experience and natural intuition to know how to make a house, o ce or creative space feel homely, inspiring and uplifting. They have experience in concept design, planning, building control and construction drawings, and are able to take the project through to completion and final certification. This means they can help you with any project that you have in mind from beginning to end, whether that’s simply an extension, self-build, or a new build project. So, if you are considering a building project of any kind, or just want to discuss your options, be sure you get in touch with Lane Architects and see how easy it is to create the home of your dreams.

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Roy Doble Jewellers Enamelled silver locket pen Gold jewellery has a fabulous dant history going back thousands of years; historically it was worn to show status or to bring good fortune. Today, jewellery is bought as a pretty accessory to an outfit or the perfect gift for a loved one that they will treasure forever. Established in 1962, Roy Doble Jewellers stock new and second-hand jewellery, so you can wear an item from the past or present, in the future. Shops are located at 38 Trelowarren Street, Camborne, and 7 Coinagehall Street, Helston.

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Scent has the power to create beautiful memories and stir emotions. Enhance your Valentine’s Day with a St. Eval candle to create the perfect ambience for a romantic evening with a loved one, or help shape a long-lasting memory with a thoughtful, special gift.

If you love somebody, set them free. According to a survey of 11,600 people, most people would enjoy receiving a unique experience or a voucher. So, this Valentine’s Day, why not treat the one you love to a Hangloose Adventure experience involving a zip-line over Cornwall’s Eden Project, a giant swing, aerial trekking and an air bag jump – certainly a unique experience!

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Say ‘I Love you’ with Cornish owers this Valentine’s Day. Allowing you to send freshly picked Cornish owers to your loved one for a thoughtful and beautiful gift, Cornish Blooms is a ower farm tucked away in west Cornwall that grows owers all year round. Fresh scented, seasonal owers are delivered throughout the UK by Royal Mail; bouquets start from £15 with delivery included.

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his February sees the world-famous Lost Gardens of Heligan celebrate 30 years since Tim Smit and John Willis first pushed open the creaky door to the then bramble-covered Flower Garden. Since those first days of rediscovery, fired by a passion to celebrate the lives of the working men and women of the Heligan Estate, Heligan went on to become not only Europe’s largest garden restoration but also ‘The Nation’s Favourite Garden’, Britain’s Finest Garden’ and Best K Garden’ all voted for by the public. 30 years on and Heligan remains very much in the hearts and minds of Britain’s garden lovers, the early restoration continuing to conjure up the romance of adventure and discovery, whilst the pioneering vision of recreating Heligan’s Kitchen Gardens has helped reignite the K’s love of productive gardening. Throughout the last three decades, Heligan has continued an organic evolution, inspiring the next generation of gardeners before restoring another lost landscape, transforming its 200-acre estate back to good heart. Native and rare breed livestock has now returned to Heligan’s pasture, inviting visitors to connect further to our cherished countryside whilst making links between sustainable quality food production and the journey from soil to plate. Throughout Heligan’s hedgerows, woodlands and historic buildings, wildlife thrives, finding its niche within the sensitively managed landscape and adding another important

and uplifting element to The ost Gardens experience. The whole balance of the natural world is considered and protected as Heligan continues to strive to create not only a quality and fun visitor experience, but also a meaningful and uplifting one, that reconnects us to our food, horticulture and the natural world. The 2020 ost Gardens team is looking forward to the next decade excited to continue the journey of restoration, as they look to restore the public’s connection to the natural world and embark on the road of restoring human health through nature. The proven benefits on human health and wellbeing through interaction with plants and wildlife are continuously revealed. In 2020, the Heligan team are working with health professionals, the community and its visitors to further create a calendar of events and natural connections’ that are designed to leave you feeling uplifted, inspired and most importantly, re-energised. As environmental sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy puts it: “We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So, when we say we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost connection with ourselves.”

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Epic View, Coverack Epic View is a stunning first- oor apartment for two situated on the edge of a dramatic headland on the izard peninsula. Every morning you’ll be greeted by breathtaking sea views. A ten-minute walk from the unspoilt fishing village of Coverack, this dogfriendly retreat is perfect for couples looking for a calm and tranquil escape. Epic View offers an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space that centres around large bay windows which invite panoramic and far-reaching views up and down the coast. The décor in this newly-styled apartment creates an oasis of calm. French doors open out onto your own private balcony that extends all along the eastern side of the apartment. Café-style seating provides the perfect opportunity for a morning coffee watching the rising sun, and here you also have an electric barbeque to rustle up an al fresco seaside feast. Nearby is Coverack itself, a picturesque fishing village barely touched by the modern world. It’s home to a surprising selection of places to eat and drink whilst soaking up the atmosphere. The harbour with its sheltered slipway is a popular place to get into the water, and you can rent windsurfing, stand-up-paddleboarding or kayak equipment here too. This is also one of the K’s best areas for diving with its deep clear waters and rich ocean life.

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STAY | Keiro Veor, Rock Keiro Vero offers luxury and seclusion in spades, just moments from the beautiful beaches of Rock, Daymer Bay and Polzeath. Sleeping up to eight guests and welcoming dogs, this unique property is the ultimate Cornish home from home. It’s also just a five-minute drive from the calm waters of the Camel Estuary and an array of restaurants, including Paul Ainsworth’s The Mariners. Set within four acres, Keiro Veor offers rustic oak beams with sumptuous interiors. Guests can look forward to lazy days in the sunshine beside the pond and evenings relaxing in the warmth of the wood-fired hot tub. Enjoy warm soaks and breathe in the delicate scents drifting from the ower-cutting garden. The outdoor kitchen provides the ultimate setting for a barbeque, then as darkness falls guests can gather around the crackling ames of the firepit and gaze up at the stars. The indulgent, rough-luxe master bedroom boasts a cloud-like superking bed, illuminated by a sparkling chandelier hanging from the high ceiling. Head up the wooden stairs to your very own dressing room, complete with dressing table and chaise lounge throw open the French doors to the balcony and drink in the heavenly views. After days spent walking the coast path, slip into the blissful free-standing bathtub for a long soak. Part of the atitude50 portfolio of sleek self-catering properties, all located on the wilds of the north Cornish coast, short breaks and low occupancy rates are available at Keiro Veor outside of the main season.

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Tregonnan, Perranporth ocated on a tranquil lane, just a two minute walk from Perranporth’s three miles of golden sandy beach, is Tregonnan a stylish semi-detached holiday home that sleeps eight guests. Built with traditional Cornish stone, lovingly restored and retaining many original features, the property provides modern amenities and furnishings that complement its classic characteristics. Through a stone archway into the house, you will find the kitchen with soft blue gloss units, a deep sink, exposed brick walls and a natural slate oor which extends into the spacious dining room. A roomy corridor leads to the sitting room, beautifully furnished with an opulent four-seater velvet sofa and matching armchair. An original fireplace, occasional tables, and a TV make this a stylish and welcoming room to relax in. Outside, you’ll find a gravel courtyard with large garden table and chairs for family dining in the sun. pstairs, the spacious and modern bedrooms are light, bright and thoughtfully decorated with sumptuous beds and a comfortable, cosy feel alongside the quintessential features of a Cornish home. A shower room boasts a rain shower and a beautiful free-standing countertop marble basin and the roomy, main bathroom features a luxuriously deep freestanding bathtub with an overhead shower. A few steps from Tregonnan and you’ll be in the heart of the bustling seaside village of Perranporth with shops, bars and restaurants, and of course the magnificent beach, rugged South West Coast Path, rolling sand dunes and great surf!

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Creekside Cottages Near Falmouth, Cornwall

Situated by the wooded creeks around the Falmouth Estuary and the sailing waters of the Carrick Roads, we offer a fine collection of individual waters edge, rural and village cottages sleeping from 2-8 persons. Whatever the time of year, there is always something happening that makes Cornwall special; perfect for family and friends.

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rivately owned and family run for more than 15 years, Padstow Breaks offer a boutique collection luxury selfcatering cottages in Old Town Padstow, and the company has one mission: to ensure that all guests leave feeling rested, relaxed and inspired. Indeed, whether it’s a short break with the dog, a romantic weekend or a long-awaited week away, with Padstow Breaks, you’re guaranteed the perfect base in which to relax and recharge your batteries. Picture yourselves taking walks with your pooch along the coast path and exploring the bustling port of Padstow during the day, before retreating to cushy sofas, sumptuous beds and everything you need to cook up a storm with the area’s homegrown produce. Perhaps you want a few nights off cooking, and who could blame you? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that Padstow is, without a doubt, the foodie capital of Cornwall, with a wealth of independent bars, cafés and restaurants, a number of which are owned by celebrity chefs. These include Rick Stein's Fish and Chips, the Seafood Restaurant and St Petroc's Bistro, and Paul Ainsworth, who owns a number of restaurants in the town, including

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Rojanos, The Mariners, and of course, ABOVE Retreat to supreme Paul Ainsworth at No 6. Not to mention comfort with Mahé Cookery School and Chef's Table, Padstow Breaks giving you the chance to learn from a range of cookery classes conceptualised by Paul himself! But it’s not just the food that sets Padstow apart; it’s also famed for its art, beaches and surrounding countryside, with so much to see and do that most of Padstow Breaks’ guests find themselves returning year after year. Each property includes Egyptian cotton linen, luxury towels, robes and a hospitality basket on arrival, plus WiFi and a parking permit for your car – a real luxury this close to the town. What’s more, two of the properties come with their own private hot tubs! In short, if you could use a break away from the stresses of daily life, where better to let them melt away than Padstow, and who better to stay with than Padstow Breaks?

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TOP INSET Little Wood's beautiful French style bedroom BOTTOM INSET Stunning exteriors at The Gem BELOW Enjoy your very own hot tub at Roselyn Cottage on the Fowey river

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he ebb and ow of the tide, the cry of the curlew, the electric-blue ash of the kingfisher this is what defines Cornwall’s creeks. ou can explore these magical places by kayak, stand up paddleboard or small boat, and they can be amazing for wild swimming. A retreat by a creek is never to be forgotten. Roselyn Cottage, Fowey river Tucked away up a tributary of the famous river Fowey is erryn, one of Cornwall’s best-kept secrets. This ancient village is a tranquil place and the area is reputed to be the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. It is home to Roselyn Cottage, a contemporary creek-side retreat that boasts its own Finnish wood-fired hot tub. Two kayaks come included, so you can paddle yourself all the way to historic Fowey and then back home which can be done easily in a day. Little Wood, the Helford Cutting into the side of the izard peninsula is the iconic Helford river, a haven for wildlife, mussel and oyster beds, and leisurely watersports such as sailing. The river is spacious, so you can find plenty of quiet places to walk, re ect and go for a swim. Frenchman’s Creek is here the setting for Daphne du Maurier’s famous novel of the same name. Nestled on the river’s south side is the picturesque village

of Helford and ittle Wood cottage. Stylish and modern, this retreat is new to Forever Cornwall’s portfolio and perfectly positioned to explore the Helford’s waterways. The Gem, the Gannel On the western edge of Newquay, the Gannel ows out past the well-known and awardwinning Crantock beach. The estuary is characterised by golden sand that reaches far inland, making it a great place to explore by foot at low tide. Overlooking this paradise is Pentire headland, home to The Gem uxury Cottage. With private access to the sands this retreat is easy-going and chic, and offers a unique perspective on this famous holiday destination. Forever Cornwall has a handpicked selection of cottages located in coastal and creek-side places just like these. So, make sure to book your 2020 escape today and experience everything that Cornwall’s creeks have to offer.

FOREVER CORNWALL UNIQUE RETREATS

013 26 56 783 8 | info@forevercornwall.co.uk Forevercornwall.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Spyrys Spas and Hot Tubs is a Cornish company based in Wadebridge, North Cornwall, where our large showroom displays over a dozen Hot Tubs and All Weather Pools for sale to suit all needs and budgets.

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Trewethan Barn

BEAT THE

winter blues

Book your summer holiday now and enjoy some of Cornwall’s most picturesque locations with Toad Hall Cottages

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he new decade is now in full swing and Christmas is becoming a distant memory, so what better way to beat the winter blues than by booking a summer holiday? According to local holiday cottage agent, Toad Hall Cottages, February and March are the busiest months for bookings. So, if you’re thinking of booking a staycation this summer, now is the time to act! Similarly, if you’re a property owner thinking of letting your cottage, it’s a good time to call Toad Hall so you can maximise those all important summer bookings. Toad Hall Cottages has over 160 properties in beautiful locations across Cornwall. From the traditional fishing villages of south Cornwall, to the tranquil waters of the Helford estuary and the vast, wild beaches of Cornwall’s north coast – Toad Hall offers a superb range of self-catering holiday homes throughout. The majority of properties also welcome dogs (because your four-legged friends deserve a holiday too!) and all accommodation is carefully inspected to ensure you have a carefree trip. With all of this in mind, to help start planning your 2020 Cornish adventure, the Toad Hall team has put together a few of their favourite cottages which are available over the summer months.

Trewethan Barn

4 Coastguard Cottage is situated on the Helford passage. Family friendly, this cottage boasts a fabulous location overlooking the Helford river, with the beach, watersports and an excellent pub just a few steps from the door. It sleeps six, and you can stay for seven nights from just £700. Trewethan Barn in Tintagel is a luxurious converted barn just minutes from the ruins of Tintagel castle, as well as the many hidden beaches found along Cornwall’s stunning north coast. Sleeping eight, you can enjoy seven nights from just £754. Finally, 1 Head O’Ditch is a small, perfectly formed and romantic 17th century cottage just a short stroll from the village centre of picturesque Polperro. Sleeping two and welcoming dogs, you can stay for seven nights from just £309. To make a booking or to view Toad Hall’s full portfolio, make sure to visit the website or give the team a call.

TOP 4 Coastguard Cottage situated overlooking the Helford river

BELOW 1 Head O’Ditch, the perfect couple's retreat

TOAD HALL COTTAGES 01208 6 07700 thc@toadhallcottages.co.uk www.toadhallcottages.co.uk

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experts

LET WITH THE With 50 years in the industry, holiday homes and Cornwall are the two things that the Cornish Cottage Holidays team know best.

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ornish Cottage Holidays are experts when it comes to holiday letting in Cornwall. The team make sure your holiday home stands out from the crowd ensuring your investment receives the visibility and attention it deserves. Far from being a small operation, this Cornish business has evolved and grown over the years to offer unparalleled levels of service. Aiming to deliver friendly and honest advice coupled with industry knowhow, Cornish Cottage Holidays is part of the Sykes Holiday Cottages family, allowing you to benefit from regional expertise that’s backed by the marketing and IT advantages that only a national brand can offer – a real point of difference in today’s hugely competitive market! But that’s not to say the Cornish Cottage team have forgotten their roots; even today, they still put their property owners first, providing a bespoke and personal service that suits you and your holiday home. More than simply a marketing service, Cornish Cottage Holidays is here to ensure everything runs smoothly; from bookings

to finances, and even your property’s housekeeping, the team promise not to leave you on your own. They know your property is unique, which is why they strive to work with you to ensure it’s perfectly priced to maximise your income. Whatever stage you’re at, if you’re looking for a company that can help you capitalise on your holiday home investment, you can trust Cornish Cottage Holidays to take the stress out of the process. Spending time to get to know you and your property, deciphering exactly what you’ll need to make the most of it, the Cornish Cottage experts make holiday letting an enjoyable experience, allowing you to sit back, relax and reap the rewards. If you own a holiday let in Cornwall, the team want to hear from you. Call today for your free no obligation appraisal and see how much you could earn!

ABOVE Realise your Cornish cottage's full potential

CORNISH COTTAGE HOLIDAYS

013 26 3 3 6 773 enq uiry @cornishcottageholiday s.co.uk www.cornishcottageholiday s.co.uk/ lety ourcottage/ Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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s e p a c s e t a e r G St Ives is the perfect place to escape from it all and relax this summer.

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ith numerous attractions, St Ives is a world-renowned holiday destination that never fails to delight those who visit. Take some time exploring the cobbled streets and visiting the multitude of individual shops, before enjoying a delicious meal in one of the many superb seafood restaurants. Wander around the quaint Downalong area bordering the harbour bedecked in owers throughout the summer, this is the perfect place to step back in time and re ect on the town’s fishing heritage. This quaint Cornish town is also a famed centre of arts, its unrivalled quality of light drawing artists from the world over, and you’ll find a wealth of inspired work displayed in the local galleries and studios. Why not take a tour of the prestigious Tate Gallery, or pop into the Barbara Hepworth Museum? If all this sounds like holiday bliss, you’ll be pleased to know that the team at Escape to St Ives is perfectly placed to help you find and enjoy the perfect St Ives break. Family run

and based in the town, this holiday lettings agency prides itself on offering some of the best accommodation in the area, knowing each property inside out. The team is always on hand as well, ensuring you can take some time out, put your feet up and enjoy everything this unique Cornish town has to offer. “We have great relationships with both owners and clients,” explains company owner, Louise, “which enables us to offer the best possible accommodation experience for visitors to our beautiful town.” With gorgeous sandy beaches, a bustling harbour, fantastic food and drink, independent shops and a world-renowned art scene, St Ives never fails to delight. So, if you’re ready to book your 2020 escape, who better to help you make the most of it than Escape to St Ives?

MAIN One of the UK's favourite holiday destinations  INSET Stay in style with Escape to St Ives

ESCAPE TO ST IVES 0173 6 796 198 www.escap etostives.co.uk

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Local Independent Flooring Specialists

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“This is our little piece of Heaven” corncott.com

Pets me Welco

Situated between Looe and Polperro the cottages are only 3 miles from the spectacular South East Cornish Coast, Cornwall’s Beaches & Smuggler’s Coves. This location allows us to offer exclusive Self Catering Accommodation in South East Cornwall.

Pelynt, Nr Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2LT 01503 220333 stay@tremainegreen.co.uk www.tremaine-green.co.uk

contemporary jewellery gallery & school www.victoriasewart.com

What’s not to

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at Victoria Sewart Gallery With over 50 contemporary uk jewellery designers to choose from online and instore

For more Jewellery, Online shop and Jewellery making classes visit us at:

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Innovative designs Romantic reds Sumptuous golds Photographer: Paul Mounsey

Come and be tempted…

T: 01752 220011 (Gift vouchers available) Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery 39 Southside Street, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2LE

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PARADISE FOUND Treat yourself to a winter break at Hotel Penzance, where luxury, indulgence and coastal adventures await.

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ombining traditional elegance with modern style and comfort, in the perfect location to enjoy what is fast becoming a hub of Cornish art and culture, no two rooms in Hotel Penzance are the same. Of course, all have complimentary toiletries with grooming kits, robes and beds that beckon – dressed in Egyptian cotton – but that’s about all they have in common. As you walk into some you’re greeted with unbelievable sea views, others tempt you with drench showers; all are a pleasure to return to after a day spent exploring. For those who like to lace up their boots and strike out into Cornwall’s wilder reaches, the Penwith peninsula has miles upon miles of some the most dramatic and diverse scenery you’re likely to find in the south west; for those who prefer an easier stroll around town, Penzance has lots to keep you busy. Whether you’re indulging yourselves with a spot of retail therapy or exploring one of the many local galleries and absorbing some proper Cornish culture, this ‘end the main-line town’ promises to prove itself as anything but. The hotel itself is already renowned for its culinary excellence, boasting an impressive 2 AA Rosettes, but determined not to rest on their laurels, the team are delighted to have recently unveiled their newly refurbished

restaurant, with new menus and relaxed dining that absolutely capitalises on the area’s seasonal, fresh and organic produce. To help you make the most of it all, Hotel Penzance is currently offering an incredible winter discount. For those of you planning a stay between now and 31st March, for two nights you’ll pay just £159 for two people, while three nights cost just £199. This includes bed and breakfast, the aforementioned dinner and bubbly on your first night, plus a delicious Cornish cream tea to enjoy at your leisure To make the most of this exclusive winter discount, simply use code ‘HPZ_GOURMET2N’ for two nights, or ‘HPZ_GOURMET3N’ for three, when booking online. If you fancy upgrading to a Superior sea view room (and why wouldn’t you?) until 31st March, you’ll pay just £30 extra per night. The perfect way to finally shake off those new year blues, put simply, Hotel Penzance’s winter discount is not one to be missed!

 ABOVE Hotel luxury with the Penwith peninsula at your fingertips

HOTEL PENZANCE

B ritons H ill, Penz ance TR18 3 A E 0173 6 3 6 1127 recep tion@hotelp enz ance.com www.hotelp enz ance.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Tel: 01872 321585

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Tie the knot in one of Cornwall's most captivating coastal locations on the stunning Lizard peninsula.

ake your wedding a day to remember and say ‘I do’ with a romantic ceremony overlooking the Atlantic at Polurrian on the Lizard hotel. Situated on the furthermost reaches of Cornwall’s west coast, the Polurrian provides couples with the opportunity to get married in a truly spectacular location. Whether you're dreaming of tying the knot with the Atlantic ocean as your backdrop, or you wish to host an intimate reception for family and friends, the Polurrian wedding team take a personal approach to organising your big day, providing a range of packages to suit your requirements. At Polurrian on the izard, you’ll find the space, facilities and freedom to create the unforgettable. The hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and can cater for both intimate weddings and large parties. With 12 acres of gorgeous clifftop gardens, panoramic sea views and access to Polurrian Cove beach, the stunning location is the perfect place to celebrate in style and capture your special moments on camera.

If you’re looking for guest accommodation, the hotel offers 41 bedrooms, as well as a wedding suite with outside terrace and coastal views. What’s more, when it comes to catering for your guests, the team of chefs will work with you to create mouthwatering menus using local ingredients, while the bar team can create bespoke beverages, including cocktails and mocktails, meaning everybody can raise a toast to the happy couple. For weddings and parties, the wedding suite is the perfect blank canvas for you to create the day of your dreams. This light and bright space features a private bar, views over the bay and its own private access, so you can ensure you’re surrounded only by the people you love on what should be your most special of days. After the ceremony, when it comes to capturing those all-important photos, why not take a stroll down to the hotel’s own stretch of beach – Polurrian Cove – for the ultimate photoshoot? The Polurrian has a dedicated wedding team who will be on hand before and during your special day, ensuring you have nothing to worry about apart from enjoying yourselves. So, get in touch and discover everything this beautiful hotel on Cornwall’s west coast has to offer. Oh, and did we mention that the hotel’s clifftop location is perfect to experience romantic Cornish sunsets?

POLURRIAN ON THE LIZARD

Polurrian Road, M ullion, H elston TR12 7EN 013 26 24 04 21 www.p olurrianhotel.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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HIDDEN

CORNWALL Immerse yourself in the dramatic coastline and wild countryside of the Lizard peninsula. ABOVE  Perched overlooking the water INSET Taking advantage of the region's supreme produce

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re you looking for an atmospheric holiday in a beautiful and secluded location? Look no further than the Housel Bay Hotel. Anchored above a secluded cove on the Lizard peninsula, the Housel Bay Hotel was built in 1894 from locally extracted granite. It’s the most southerly hotel in mainland Britain and provides visitors with the chance to explore an exceptionally beautiful corner of Cornwall. On 5th August 1900, Guglielmo Marconi stayed at Housel Bay whilst he was conducting his experimental radio transmissions to Newfoundland. One of the hotel's most famed guests, Marconi developed the first effective long-distance system of radio communication and in his honour, Housel Bay has named the hotel bar after him. The izard is known for its sleepy fishing villages, hidden, secluded coves and clifftop walks. The famous and iconic Lizard Lighthouse was built in 1751 and marks the most southerly point of mainland Britain. Even today on a foggy night you can hear the atmospheric sound of the fog horn panning out across the coastline. Recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers will delight in the plethora of ora and fauna in the area. The Lizard’s warmer local climate generates

an abundance of sub-tropical vegetation, creating a rainbow of colour all year round. There are also a variety of bird species to spot along your passage over the sea cliffs, with peregrines, ravens and the Cornish choughs regularly being sighted. Organic farming has been instigated on the Lizard as well, which Housel Bay takes full advantage of – serving locally grown meat and fish fresh from the surrounding ocean. What's more, the South West Coast Path runs across the end of the hotel's gardens, offering up a wealth of amazing walks to guests, right outside the hotel. Each season has its own quality, from tranquil summer days with clear blue skies and still waters, to crisp autumnal walks and awe-inspiring winter storms, which you can sit and admire from The Terrace Restaurant. If you want to enjoy a holiday that allows you to immerse yourself in the wild countryside and panoramic views of the Lizard peninsula; to escape from the every day stresses of busy modern life, get in touch with the Housel Bay team and make your dream holiday a reality.

HOUSEL BAY HOTEL

L iz ard, H elston TR12 7PG 013 26 56 7500 | stay @houselb ay .com www.houselb ay .com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Sod the supermarkets. Form a cooperative. Dare to hope, to trust your neighbour, to choose our children’s futures. Tell yourself: “Three times a day, I get to vote with my fork.” Together we can achieve what felt impossible alone.

CHOOSE RIVERFORD. Ethical organic veg. Delivered.

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Public House & Beer Garden

Local Produce

Award winning Ales

Fowey Hall is undergoing a multimillion pound refurbishment to create a stylish and sleek new look ready for guests to enjoy from February 2020.

Parties & Events

Whether you live nearby or further afield you can experience our new look hotel for an overnight stay or a day trip for lunch or spa, Fowey Hall is the perfect base to explore for families, couples and four legged friends too – everyone’s welcome!

Family & Dog Friendly

Pop in and see us from 14th February 2020, we cannot wait to show you around!

The Lemon Arms Lemon Hill • Mylor Bridge • Falmouth • TR11 5NA E: info@lemonarms.co.uk • T: 01326 373666

www.lemonarms.co.uk

www.foweyhallhotel.co.uk 01726 833866 info@foweyhallhotel.co.uk

Now that dry January is over come and TRY something delicious! Homecooked food served 12 till 9pm daily! • Sunday roasts served all day, booking essential • Vegan, gluten free and dairy free menus • Lovely circular walks from the pub! • 2 Roaring fires to warm your toes • Doggie and muddy boot friendly!

www.houselbay.com

stay@houselbay.com

Dont forg et your lo ved ones this Valentine s! Cosy up th is Valentine weekend w s ith our delic ious Valentines sharer spe cials! Thursday, F riday and Saturd ay night!

FALLOWFIELDS RESTAURANT

Slip away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. Become connected with nature. Breathe in the fresh sea air. Immerse yourself in the panoramic views and scenery of Cornwall and the wild countryside of the Lizard Peninsula. Housel Bay Hotel is the perfect winter escape with its dramatic and unspoilt coastline. Providing a romantic retreat thanks to its unique location and breath-taking sunsets.

01872552375 • www.miners-arms.co.uk

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

gossip Wind down with

North Coast Wine Warehouse and Lounge Nestled within Bude’s high street on Cornwall’s striking north coast, you’ll find North Coast Wine Warehouse and Lounge. Serving coffee by day and wine and cocktails by night, the lounge is the perfect place to relax. The owners’ passion for the beverage industry shines through and they’re more than happy to provide recommendations on the ideal tipple to accompany a meal. Whether it’s a full-bodied red wine with a beef stew, a crisp white with a fresh fish dish, or an after-dinner G&T, they love sharing their knowledge with customers.

£5,500 raised by Stein’s

for fellow St Petrocs!

Last year, Rick and Jill Stein’s team at St Petroc’s Bistro, Padstow, raised an incredible £5,500 for Truro based charity, St Petrocs. Offering a special three-course menu for just £15.95 plus a £2 donation direct to St Petrocs, the funds raised by the bistro promise to go a long way towards supporting this incredible charity, which works tirelessly to end street homelessness in Cornwall.

The Duchy’s first CBD High Tea has arrived at grown-up getaway, Merchants Manor, where surfer-chef Hylton Espey has devised an alternative take on what he calls the “rather dull ‘cakes, scones and bottomless prosecco’ routine.” The lighter afternoon tea experience features sparkling tea and CBD cocktails and a tempting selection of nutritious, light and bread-free savoury snacks, and is designed to detox and rebalance following the festive season. Unlike the classic afternoon tea, High Tea features a low-carb, low-alcohol offering that instead focuses on the use of nutritious and detoxifying ingredients.

“A sincere thank you,” ois finishes, “from one St Petrocs to another!” For more information visit www.stpetrocs.org.uk or www.rickstein.com

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It cannot be overstated just how much this donation means to St Petrocs, especially at this time of year. As Lois Wild, who works with the charity, puts it: “Winter is an incredibly di cult time for people when they don’t have a place to call home and are facing a night on the streets. This support will help us going forward with our winter services and our winter night shelters.”

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Luckily, North Coast Wines stocks its wonderful selection of beverages ready to sell, so once you discover your favourite tipple you can buy a bottle to take home. This includes wines, gins and even local beer and ales. The atmosphere can be described as a combination of sophistication and relaxation, and it’s one of those hidden gems that once found, you will return to time and time again.

Interested? If so, why not book yourself in for an indulgent spa day and sample for yourself Hylton’s all-new take on one of the UK’s favourite foodie traditions. For more information call 01326 312734 or visit www.merchantsmanor.com

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CORNWALL FISHING ADVENTURES GUIDED SHORE FISHING

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Seal Detectives 15th February – 23rd February

Spend the day with Seal-Lock Holmes and the entertainments team, to train to become a mini marine biologist! • Help the team to identify the differences between marine mammals

• Search for the missing fish of the ocean and learn about how plastics are affecting our environment • Join us for daily talks and feeds, VR experience, crafts, mock seal pup rescue and much more! You may even spot Hope the Seal, the Sanctuary mascot!

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We hear the Cornish Tea & Cornish Coffee Company story and discover how it came to be the brand it is today.

 TOP Founder Duncan Bond in the warehouse

RIGHT Cornish Coffee's unique orange roaster INSET Coffee beans are sourced from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Brazil and Columbia

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he Cornish Tea & Cornish Coffee story began when owner and founder, Duncan Bond, saw a gap in the market and decided to fill it with his own brand of Cornish tea. Now, Cornish Tea Coffee products are sold all over the world, including over 2,000 farm shops and delicatessens as well as big names in the retail business Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, to name a few. The business is very proudly a family affair, with three generations working in the company. “Funnily enough,” says Duncan, “back in the early 1 00s our family was supplying tea and coffee to hotels and restaurants who would have thought we would be doing the same today!” In regards to how the Cornish Tea story began, Duncan explains: “Back in 2012 my sister in law was looking for tea that they could serve in their restaurant in ooe, we got chatting about the tea available to them. The question was asked, ‘isn’t there a Cornish tea similar to orkshire Tea?’ I wrote Cornish Tea on my hand and went on to see if it was possible to produce a quality Cornish Tea that could compete with the big boys in the market place. Turns out it was.” aunched in November 2012, Cornish Tea Coffee provides buyers with high quality teas and coffees using 100 biodegradable and plastic free materials. The branding

was inspired by Cornwall and represents a culmination of different viewpoints. However, the over-riding idea was the colour of the packaging orange was a colour that set well with Cornwall and that no other brands used. I ask Duncan where he sources his tea from. “All our tea is sourced from Kenya and Malawi,” he tells me. “These are the best places for quality and consistency in the world.” The tea is then blended, processed and distributed from The Cornish Tea Company’s base near ooe alongside the company’s carefully selected artisan coffee, launched in 2013 and sourced from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Brazil and Columbia. Over the last eight years The Cornish Tea & Cornish Coffee Company has grown from an idea into a successful business, serving the world, cup by cup, with exceptional tea and coffee that’s sustainably sourced and packaged.

THE CORNISH TEA & CORNISH COFFEE CO LTD L iskeard, C ornwall PL 14 3 PZ 01503 26 4 4 76 moreteavicar@cornish-tea.co.uk www.cornish-tea.co.uk www.cornishcoffee.com

DISCOVER MORE Look out for more about the Cornish Tea & Cornish Coffee Company story in subsequent editions of the magazine.

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On Display

Showcasing local artists and art galleries

1. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM

Dennis Thomas at Tolver Farm by Harry Penhaul Penlee House is hosting a photography exhibition: ‘Celebrating Work and Play: photographic gems from Penlee’s archives’. The exhibition features black and white photography spanning from Victorian depictions of mining and fishing to charming photographs from the 1950s, showing days out on the beach and at the cinema. The exhibition runs from 11th January to 14th March.

MORRAB ROAD, PENZANCE, TR18 4HE 01736 363625 | www.penleehouse.org.uk

2. LUKE KNIGHT

Wish you Were Here by Luke Knight

WHITEWATER GALLERY THE PARADE, POLZEATH PL27 6SR www.whitewatergallery.co.uk

In the last year, Cornish painter Luke Knight has gone from relatively unknown to winner of Europe’s prestigious Barcelona International Gallery Awards. From hundreds of submissions, Luke’s Cornish landscape painting ‘Wish you Were Here’ scooped the competition’s prestigious first prize. andscape is uke’s inspiration, specifically Cornwall – the sea, the coast and his experiences of being in these places. See Luke’s work on show from 1st to 29th April at Whitewater Gallery in Polzeath.

4. ATISHOO GALLERY

Charlestown Harbour by Hazel Bryer Atishoo Gallery is a family business with a fantastic selection of original paintings and prints, many produced by owners Liz Hackney and Paul Clark. The gift shop also sells pottery, glassware, jewellery, art cards and homewares. Atishoo can be found in a pretty courtyard opposite the old Charlestown Methodist Chapel. Liz and Paul also have an onsite bespoke picture framing workshop. Please see the website for opening times. 71 CHARLESTOWN ROAD, CHARLESTOWN PL25 3NL

3. HARBOUR CRYSTALS & WOOLS Agate pendant

Offering a large collection of tumblestones, as well as free advice on the healing power of crystals, Harbour Crystals in Penzance has a beautiful range of individually made gemstone jewellery pieces, including necklaces, bracelets, rings and so much more. It’s also home to a range of beautiful knitting wools, along with crochet cottons and all the knitting accessories you’re likely to need! 25 CAUSEWAYHEAD, PENZANCE TR18 2SP 01736 874455 | www.harbourcrystals.com

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5. LINDA MATTHEWS

Storm Surge by Linda Matthews

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Linda’s oil paintings capture a moment in time, in the space where the land meets the sea. This landscape is full of moments that will move you; the atmosphere, location and setting combine to create something truly spectacular and it is this that Linda represents through her work. You can find her paintings during Open Studios 2020, as well as at her exhibition at Porthleven Lifeboat House from 4th to 10th July 2020. Alternatively, why not book an appointment to visit her studio?

6. BESPOKE SURF

Handcrafted Hardwood Table by Michael Jenkin With a passion for fine furniture and a love of surfing, Michael creates all of his work from start to finish, from selecting the raw timber right the way through to the application and bu ng at the end of the line. 07856 594414 | www.bespokesurf.co.uk

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7. CORNISH FUSED GLASS

Treasured Memories by Kirstyn Smith Working from her studio at home, Kirstyn Smith creates an incredible array of fused glass works, many of which can be found on her website. ou can find a selection of stunning pieces in a number of Cornish shops, or why not get in touch and discuss a commission? 07903 499785 fusedglassbykirstynsmith www.cornishfusedglassbykirstynsmith.com

9. ALCHEMY TILES

Deeply loved by Mel Chambers “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Bringing ancient 13th century inlay techniques into a modern-day era, Alchemy Tiles individually hand carves, rather than paints, inspiring images, quotes and poetry into beautiful bespoke and unique creations. All held eternal in earth and time. Commissions welcome.

8. CSCAPE ART

Shaft Ascent by Sarah Blakey Sail Loft Emporium (antiques and collectables), The Craft Kiln (Cornish crafts) and Cscape Art are part of The Old Workshop, next to the main Charlestown car park. Many originals, prints and cards by artist Sarah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey are available at the gallery. See website for winter opening hours. THE OLD WORKSHOP, CHARLESTOWN PL25 3NJ 01726 66639 | www.theoldworkshopcharlestown.co.uk

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

10. JEREMY SANDERS STUDIO

Chyenhal Daffs by Jeremy Sanders Jeremy Sanders is an oil painter working from his studio in Drift. Inspired by the light and colour of the Penwith peninsula, you can watch him at work by appointment and view his work online. THE OLD WORKSHOP, LOWER DRIFT, BURYAS BRIDGE, PENZANCE TR19 6AA www.jeremysanders.co.uk

11. JASMINE MILLS

Followed by my Shadow by Jasmine Mills Jasmine refers to her work as abstract landscape art featuring lost or anonymous figures. Her paintings revolve around a sense of place, often featuring areas with a historical link to her own memories but in her paintings, these become unknown or even fantastical places. See Jasmine’s work at Open Studios or by appointment at Krowji Studios. KROWJI STUDIOS, WEST PARK, REDRUTH TR15 3AJ www.jasminemills.co.uk | www.circletrianglesquare.co.uk

12. STEVE SLIMM STUDIO

West Across Praa – Evening by Steve Slimm It’s a rarity these days to find such contemplative depth in landscape art. This print breathes that unique quality of Cornish light. Experience a wide range of originals and prints at Steve’s studio, transcendent work that

whispers the spirit of Cornwall. Feel free to text or call to book a visit and make the most of his winter sale. THE OLD FACTORY STUDIOS, NEAR PRAA SANDS CROSS ROADS TR20 9RA 07968 979367 www.transcendentalexpressionism.com

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Knee Pain Information Evening With Mr Andrew Lee Monday 6th April, 6pm Mr Lee will talk through various types of knee pain, causes, and treatments available at Duchy Hospital. Prostate Information Evening With Mr Matthew Hotston Thursday 19th May, 6pm If you’re suffering from problems associated with an enlarged prostate, such as di culty when urinating, a weak urine ow (stopping and starting), a sensation of not fully emptying your bladder and even having to urinate more frequently; at this event, Consultant Urologist, Mr Matthew Hotston, will be discussing the symptoms, causes and new treatments available at Duchy Hospital for this common condition. Duchy Hospital believes that every patient should have a choice, which is why they offer complimentary patient events which give you the opportunity to meet some of the consultants, who are experts in their speciality. These complimentary events are organised to ensure you understand all of the options of care available to you.

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Bude, North Cornwall Views overlooking Summerleaze Beach and surrounding coastline, direct access to the beach and coastal footpath, garage /car port, four bedrooms, large terrace with sea views, annexe, EPC=E, 2330 sq ft

Guide £1.3 million | Freehold

Penryn, South Cornwall Packet Ship Captains House within walking distance of Penryn Harbour, original Georgian features, five bedrooms, distinctive orangery and tea tower, mature large garden, carport, parking, over 2800 sq ft, EPC Exempt

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Withiel, North Cornwall Grade II Listed Georgian Farmhouse with original features, far reaching countryside views, four bedrooms, driveway with ample parking, solar panels, grounds of about 0.8 acre, 2555 sq ft, EPC Exempt

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St. Keverne, South West Cornwall Cornish Victorian Farmhouse with great character set above the fishing village of Porthallow, sea views, inglenook fireplace, family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, five double bedrooms, annexe, 2461 sq ft, EPC=E

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This five bedroom detached countryside home of distinctive style blends seamlessly into the surrounding undulating rural landscape, with approximately 1.3 acres of paddock, gardens & grounds. EPC D

Wadebridge | £650,000

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Padstow | £730,000

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This exquisite four bedroom semi detached period residence offers three storeys of sympathetically refurbished accommodation, located in a prominent & sought after area of Padstow with superb views of the Camel Estuary, complete with a detached garage & parking. EPC D

Padstow | ÂŁ950,000

Situated in an elevated position above Trevone Bay is this modern, recently constructed semi-detached two bedroom property with distant sea views, suntrap garden & driveway parking for two vehicles. EPC C

Trevone | ÂŁ399,950

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THREE BED TERRACED TOWNHOUSE

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Guide Price £250,000 Perfectly Placed Elegant Abode! Situated within extensive communal gardens of the prestigious Westheath Park development, this impressive Grade II listed stone-built townhouse has been individually designed to offer an elegant living space of superb proportions. Offering a wealth of character features including high ceilings to create that grand feeling of space, a breakfast room, downstairs cloakroom, three bedrooms, a dressing room, three bathrooms & off-road parking. If you are looking for somewhere with style and panache, then look no further! D O Y O U H AV E A U N I Q U E P R O P E RT Y ? THINKING OF PUTTING IT ON THE MARKET?

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PORTHLEVEN, GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHIN A SHORT WALK OF THE HARBOUR – OFFERS OVER £400,000 What a rare and interesting opportunity this semi-detached property is! Set right in the heart of Porthleven and having the enormous benefit of a garage and parking, the property is configured in a way to offer itself as a four bedroom apartment spaced over the first and second floors as well as a two bedroom ground floor annexe that is currently under the process of internal refurbishment. This in turn means that either could be lived in and then the other let out on a shorthold tenancy or as a holiday let or indeed, as a lovely home with dependent relative ground floor annex or even further as a very large family home. Without doubt a property of great flexibility and potential. Porthleven has an excellent range of village amenities remaining very much in demand and is highly sought after with this property being situated just a two minute walk away from the ancient harbour as well as the iconic clock tower. Properties of this ilk are rare indeed within the village and as sole selling agents we thoroughly recommend your earliest appointment to view. EPC – F – 26

VERSATILE STUNNING VICTORIAN RESIDENCE, THE LIZARD, £775,000 This impressive six bedroom detached Victorian residence has evolved from a former 17th Century cottage along with a large Victorian addition that now offers exceptionally spacious and versatile accommodation which in its current format could offer as many as eight bedrooms, could be reconfigured to provide a large family home with a two bedroom holiday cottage or dependent relative annex or indeed, could be run as a successful bed and breakfast. The property is superbly presented throughout with much charm and character as well as having many period features and enjoying some stunning coastal and countryside views. The Lizard village is mainland Britain’s most southerly village being a special place jutting out into the sea where the English Channel and Atlantic Ocean meet as well as being designated as an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’. EPC – E- 52

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CARNON DOWNS, TRURO

Offers invited £425,000

Built to an exceptionally high specification, a choice of two brand new individual architect designed homes in the heart of the village. Three bedrooms (two en-suite) luxurious bath/shower rooms, fully fitted kitchens designed by “System Six” with granite worktops and integrated appliances. Driveway parking, gardens and carports. Ready to move in to! EPC rating B.

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CHARITY |

De-clutter

AND DONATE One million donated items sold by Cornwall Hospice Care since April 2019! ABOVE Cornwall Hospice Care Finance Director, Graham Clarke

TOP RIGHT Keith and Myles unloading more donations BOTTOM RIGHT The team at the charity's shop in St Blazey BELOW Donated books in the Camelford store

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ornish charity Cornwall Hospice Care has revealed that it has sold more than one million items of donated stock in just eight months! The count began on 1st April last year and it’s believed that the one millionth item was sold around 2pm on Thursday 21st November. The items included adult and children’s clothing, shoes, accessories, bric-a-brac, books, CDs, records and furniture. Graham Clarke, the charity’s Finance Director, says that the figure highlights the green credentials of charity shops. “Many of these items could well have ended up in landfill if they had not been kindly donated to our charity shops,” he explains. “It shows how important we have become as a recycling centre for Cornwall. We offer people the chance to donate their unwanted items, rather than throw them away, and we can then find them new homes, giving us all the ‘feel good’ factor.” The one million items have also helped Cornwall Hospice Care achieve gross sales of more than £2.7million in that eightmonth period. Graham continues: “This is an amazing achievement as our 31 shops help generate a significant percentage of the money we need to provide 24/7 care for terminally ill people across Cornwall. We focus on the value of donated goods and with the generosity of our supporters, are

able to realise the best value for every item. I hope this news will inspire everyone to consider passing their pre-loved items onto us, knowing that an old t-shirt, coat, CD or sofa will have another life and raise funds for hospice care, while stopping them from being thrown away.” The highest earning donated items, Graham tells us, were clothing and shoes, furniture and bric-a-brac. With 31 charity shops stretching from Bude in north Cornwall, to Penzance in the west, the charity also runs a large sorting warehouse in Holmbush near St Austell, as well as specialist furniture shops in Truro, Wadebridge, Holmbush, Penryn and Bodmin, and a Retro store in Penryn! When you know that in the last financial year Cornwall Hospice Care’s shops funded 16.7% of the charity’s care costs – a contribution of £887,000 – the value of items to such a worthy cause becomes crystal clear. So, if you’re thinking of de-cluttering, why not stop by your local Cornwall Hospice Care charity shop and put your old, no-longer-used items to the best possible use?

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