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The Ultimate Lifestyle By The Sea

Issue 96 | March 2020 | £3.95

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ith spring on the horizon and with it, the promise of longer, warmer days, our cover feature this month (page 20) delves into Cornwall’s wealth of luxury stays, taking you on a journey around the coast and giving you a taste of what you could be enjoying during your 2020 Cornish escape. But this isn’t just a time for holiday planning; as Cornwall begins to thaw, it’s the perfect opportunity for those who recently said ‘yes’ to start planning their wedding day in the Duchy. If that includes you, don’t miss our dedicated Weddings supplement from page 51, where you’ll find everything you need to ensure your most special of days is precisely that! We also have some great ideas for Mother’s Day gifts on page 67, then on page 69 you can catch up on all the latest Gourmet gossip – perfect for anyone hoping to get out there and experience Cornwall’s exceptional foodie offering. Add to all of this a wealth of home and interior ideas (from page 34), a look at some of the Duchy’s finest artists and galleries (90), days out for the family (93), plus an incredible array of unmissable competitions (94), and you have the ultimate guide to Cornwall as winter turns to spring. Happy reading!

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Contents News & views

Catch up with Cornwall

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Luxury property

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Gourmet gossip

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On display

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Competitions

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REGULARS

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Cover feature

Find your dream Cornish home

Turn to page 20 for this month’s luxury stays cover feature

The latest Cornish foodie news A window into Cornwall’s art scene Win a little piece of Cornwall

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All creatures great and small

INSIDE Guide to weddings Get your Cornish wedding plans underway with this month’s dedicated supplement!

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Love your lifestyle

Create the home of your dreams

Surround yourself with nature

Get closer to nature with Philip Whear

Go green in your garden

Tips to reduce your carbon footprint

A premier service

Celebrating a decade in business

Be power savvy

The smarter way to power your home

Flawless ooring

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Moving to Cornwall?

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Got to experience

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Get wedding ready

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A totally tipi wedding

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Say I do with a view

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Wildlife wonder

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Defined by luxury

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Britannia Lanes can help A proper G&T at the Little Gin Shack Look radiant on your big day The beauty of a Wild Tipi wedding A magnificent venue by the sea Show your Mum some appreciation A weekend on the Isles of Scilly The Headland’s brand-new Aqua Club

mall is beautiful

The personal approach to letting

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The holiday lifestyle

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Make it happen

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A stand out service

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Fun family theatre

A holiday with Parkdean Resorts Dreaming of owning a holiday home? Be owner savvy with your property Cousin Jacks head to Penzance

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DINE WITH A VIEW Looking for good food, relaxed dining, and stunning sea views?

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You’ve never seen a watch like this workouts is easy with GPS and elevation, and you can use the built-in compass for navigation, track your runs with advanced features like cadence and pace alerts, and stay motivated by streaming your favourite music, podcast or book with access to the entire Apple Music library.

Apple Watch Series 5 has something for everyone; whether you are a budding Paula Radcliffe or would just like to be more active daily, the Workout app allows you view up to five metrics at a glance as you precisely track all the ways you prefer to train. Recording your

Apple Watch Series 5 is also designed to improve your health every day and is powerful enough to help protect it; check on your heart with the ECG app, which generates an ECG similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram. Electrodes built into the Digital Crown and the back crystal of the watch work together with the ECG app to read your heart’s electrical signals and simply touching the Digital Crown will generate an ECG waveform in just 30 seconds. It’s a momentous achievement for a wearable device, one that can provide data for doctors and certainly peace of mind for you. And the wizardry does not stop there. otifications are given for a low and high heart rate and irregular rhythm; alerts are sent when decibels rise to levels that can impact your hearing, and the watch even allows you to track your menstrual cycle. The safety features are simply sublime, with Fall Detection, Emergency SOS, and International Emergency Calling. Impressed? So are we. For more information visit www.stormfront.co.uk

Trevince Estate Gardens open from Mother’s Day Trevince Estate Gardens open for the season on Mother’s Day after a fantastic first season last year. The restored greenhouse is already bursting with lemons, and the first camellias are in full bloom. These beautiful, historic gardens make a perfect day out for families, plant lovers and curious souls. There’s a wonderful woodland walk with rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias, along with some delightful hidden surprises. Visit the atmospheric walled kitchen garden and tranquil pond garden, before finishing with a hot drink and a delicious cake in the Cart Shed Café. Open from 22nd March until 29th September on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10am to 4pm, well-behaved dogs on leads are also welcome. Entry costs just £6 for adults and £5 for concessions. Children under 16 are free, and you can even arrange private group tours by prior arrangement. Oh, and did we mention there’s a free hot drink for all mums on Mothering Sunday? For more information visit trevinceestate or www.trevince.co.uk

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Designed to catch the eye

Capturing Cornwall

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.

Cornwall-based Wolf Rock creative agency has just completed two eyecatching food and drink branding campaigns. The first is for olly’s Drinks – Cornwall’s oldest soft drink manufacturer. Wolf Rock Managing Director, o Downie and her team were called in to give the branding a fresh, revitalised look. “Our brief was to carry out a complete re-brand that would attract attention on shelves and behind bars, says o. nderstanding our client’s strategy and growth aspirations are key to the work we do. The next stage was to give the packaging a cohesive, stand-out appearance.” The same approach was used when chocolatier osh arker asked Wolf ock to devise a brand that would represent the never-to-be-forgotten experience he wanted for his chocolate. osh grew up on his family’s farm in west Cornwall

and enjoyed an idyllic childhood that made the most of our beautiful Cornish landscape, says o. ur concept was to encapsulate that in a series of chocolate moments which t Ives artist, oanna Barry, then brought to life in a collection of lovely illustrations. We’re really pleased with the end result – and the chocolate is excellent too!”

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! For more information visit www.austinmacauley.com/author/ rayner-gail

As well as design, Wolf Rock is a full-service marketing agency that offers strategic advice and consultancy, website development, art direction, copywriting, photography, video and digital marketing. “We create, enhance and manage brands both online and o ine, says o. And we’re delighted to play a creative part in osh’s Chocolate and olly’s ongoing success stories. For more information call 01872 262698 or visit www.wolfrockmarketing.co.uk

Are you selling your home this spring? Spring is a great time to sell your house. The evenings are lighter, everyone’s feeling energised as the sun starts to shine and it’s undoubtedly one of the most popular times of year to think about selling. So, how to ‘get to it’ and breathe some life back into your house? My Place in Cornwall offer some simple ideas to kick-start your spring clean. Firstly, have your carpets professionally cleaned. This will bring them up like new, leaving them looking fresh and inviting. Take down curtains and take off sofa and cushion

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covers too; give them a good wash and condition with scented fabric conditioner. Finally, dust, dust and dust some more! Get your duster into all those corners you may have forgotten for a while, even if it means rehoming some spiders! For more advice and to book a free market appraisal, go to the My Place in Cornwall website! For more information call 01208 813874 or visit www.myplaceincornwall.co.uk/spring

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Could your project benefit from better insulation?

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One of the most versatile insulation methods currently available in the UK and Europe is spray foam. Its performance, speed of application and durability outperform just about every type of traditional, pre-manufactured alternative. ThermoFoam Managing Director, Richard Yeo, tells us: “Airtightness is now a vital consideration on all new build projects. Spray foam offers this in abundance, without the need to seal and tape joints. Furthermore, for new build projects that are curved or of unusual shapes, it’s almost impossible to insulate effectively with any form of pre-manufactured insulation. With spray foam however – because it’s installed as a liquid which expands to fill a void – such obstacles are easily overcome.”

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Having carried out many different installations for a range of clients across the Duchy, Richard and the ThermoFoam team can confidently say that there are few other insulation solutions that can save time and allow you to stick to project deadlines quite like spray foam. It offers true speed and e ciency, with most new build homes being insulated in a single day. In comparison to premanufactured insulation which can take several days or even weeks, to install. If you’re embarking on a new construction project, the benefits of spray foam really do speak for themselves, so why not give ThermoFoam a call? For more information call 01208 832602 or visit www.thermofoam.co.uk

Cornwall Hospice Care has launched into the world of podcasting to help bust myths about its work. ‘Two Old Choughs: A Tale of Two Hospices’ features staff members from Cornwall Hospice Care who will be tackling a range of subjects with the help of selected guests. On the new podcast, Presenter and Director of Clinical Services, Gina Starnes tells us: “It’s nerve wracking as I’ve never done anything like this before, but it’s also very exciting.” Podcast Producer, Jan Pallett, and Co-Host Tamsin Thomas, are both members of the charity’s PR and Communications team. “We hope to introduce listeners to many of the inspirational people we work with,” says Tamsin. “And we’re aiming to bust a lot of the myths around the specialist work we do.” The podcast is available on the charity’s website, as well as via popular platforms such as Spotify, Apple, Google, Stitcher and Tunein. For more information email communications@cornwallhospice.co.uk or visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/ our-new-podcast

something extra, and hot tubs are now in the top three search criteria for holiday homes to stand out. Wadebridge based company, Spyrys Spas & Hot Tubs is responding to this demand, not just supplying hot tubs ideally suited to rental properties, but by working in partnership with letting agents to provide a hassle-free weekly valeting service to change water and keep them in tip-top condition. For more information call 01208 813760 or visit www.spyrys.co.uk

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New courses at Truro and

Invest in your future Based in Newquay, West Coast Architecture brings together a team of passionate and enthusiastic young architects who love good design. It’s a small practice that champions the personal approach. “We design our projects as if we were going to live in them,” says architect and owner, Antonio Sanchez. “We take care of our clients and enjoy working together with them to incorporate their ideas into our designs.” The practice has a focus on private residential projects, covering the concept design stage, the developed design stage (normally for planning applications), and the technical design stage for building regulations and construction drawings. Over the last year the practice has worked on numerous projects, ranging from home refurbishments and extensions, to loft

Penwith College University level provision at the TEF Gold-rated Truro and Penwith College is growing again as two new courses are introduced, ready for students to start in September 2020.

conversions and new builds – proof that West Coast has everything covered to help you create your dream home. For more information call 07453 672432 or visit www.westcoastarchitecture.co.uk

A clear before a clean! Spring cleaning is something that people have been doing for generations, but that now has an o cial name and is promoted in many various forms during March. The ethos is sound though; to clear and clean your home whilst also promoting the related psychological benefits. At Kewniek, the aim is to improve people’s lives by helping them to not only de-clutter their homes, but organise them in a way that will work for them going forward. Be it your entire property or a specific area that makes you feel anxious, the team of professional organisers can help you turn a room or area that you want to shut away and forget about, into a

Adding to the college’s ever-increasing list of courses is a two-year Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning. The new education course has been designed for those already working in the industry, such as teaching assistants, in order for them to gain a higher level ualification whilst continuing their employment. Additionally, a brand-new subject area has also been introduced in Engineering, as an initial offer as part of the college’s partnership with the South West Institute of Technology. The one-year HNC in Mechanical Engineering is designed to offer students a higher-level knowledge of the basic concepts of engineering, including ethical responsibilities such as protecting and sustaining the environment. For more information call 01872 267500 or visit www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/university

part of your home that you can actually enjoy and make use of. So, instead of trying to buy a magic spring-clean wand to sort it out, get in contact with Kewniek and see how they can help! For more information call 07889 923291 or email enquiries@kewniek.com

Wellness wanderings Lifestyle physician, Mark Crouse of LifestyleDoc, knows that exercising outdoors is one of the most uplifting things you can do, which is why he led his first health walk and talk in January. Despite the blustery wind and cloud, it was a very well attended event. The group walked three miles around Pendennis Head. “What was most satisfying was the friendship and support that naturally developed within a group of strangers out enjoying something

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as simple as a coastal walk together,” says Mark. “If exercise was a drug it would be called a miracle cure because it has so many health benefits. Whatever your level of fitness or health problems, do consider getting outside in the stunning Cornish countryside for your exercise fix. It certainly made me feel better.” For more information email markcrouse31@gmail.com or visit www.lifestyledoc.co.uk

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The park has been awarded the David Bellamy Gold Award for several consecutive years and the staff continue to build on this environmental diversity each year. Any time of the year, this area of Cornwall is beautiful and visitors can enjoy the changing seasons and the benefits of the wonderfully natural environment on our park.

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Feasting and family fun Recently awarded Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards for ‘Best Festival’ and Silver at the South West Tourism Awards, Porthleven’s annual Food Festival – from 17th to 19th April this year – is a lively weekend of fun, food and music that the whole family will love.

A coastal gem A sheltered, secluded cove with tranquil waters, a local café and long stretches of coastline panning out in both directions... ound good? ou can access all this and more from Maenporth Estate. Situated between Falmouth and the Helford river, it’s far enough from Falmouth to feel like a peaceful retreat but close enough to access everything that the buzzing harbourside town has to offer. Perched atop the cliffs with breathtaking views of Maenporth beach and featuring its own leisure facilities, including indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna; the estate allows you to enjoy the beauty of Cornwall from absolute comfort. And did we mention there are opportunities to invest in a holiday home at Maenporth Estate too, so you can escape to this beautiful corner of Cornwall whenever you choose. For more information call 01326 250605 or visit www.maenporthestate.com

From artisan market stalls to street food vendors dotted around the harbourside, there’s plenty to tickle your taste buds. Head over to the family field for free crafting sessions, circus shows, parades and more, and don’t miss the revamped Literary Tent where you can enjoy comedy, author talks and interviews, as well as a Sunday afternoon pub quiz.

Top bands take to the stage each evening with a full on 0s theme night on Friday, northern soul giants Smoove and Turrell on Saturday, and Cornwall’s best ska acts on Sunday. Want to enjoy the full festival experience? If so, why not buy a camping ticket for just for three nights? For more information visit www. porthlevenfoodfestival.com

Markets on the move Penzance Farmers Market, held every Friday from 9am until 1pm, has moved to 9 Marketplace (top of Market Jew St), with the hope of making it easier for customers to pop into this friendly, local market. Taking place every Friday, the market features a wide selection of produce alongside the crafts market. Pottery and homewares are displayed alongside smoked meats, artisan breads, jam, cheese, fresh fish and fruit and veg. The next monthly Charter market will also be held at 9 Marketplace from 9.30am until 2.30pm. Save the date! New for 2020 is the Penzance Arts Festival taking place from 6th to 20th June. There will be workshops, exhibitions, pop up galleries and studios, lectures, meet the artists and lots of

opportunities to immerse yourself in Penzance’s vibrant art scene. For more information visit Love Penzance or www.lovepenzance.co.uk

Luxury north coast lodges stunning views and allow natural light to ood the open plan living areas. The interiors are modern and sleek, with cool blues and pastel tones used throughout to re ect the surrounding coastline, and the result is staggering. Open all year, it’s always possible to relax, unwind and explore this beautiful part of Cornwall, thanks to Wooda Farm’s ‘Gwelva Hills’ collection.”

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Tucked into a rolling hillside, Gwelva Hills is a luxury collection of nine self catering lodges, boasting gorgeous views of Bude and the ocean beyond. It’s the perfect destination for those looking to escape from the fast pace of modern life, and spend time reconnecting with friends and family. Dogs are welcome in some of the properties, so your four legged friends can join you on your Cornish retreat.

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Stunning interior pieces for spring

Eco-friendly cleaning from Innoscent Cleaning Cornwall’s leading eco-friendly cleaning company, Innoscent Cleaning, has become an expert in offering exemplary cleaning services to holiday lettings, domestic and commercial properties alike. Celebrate the beauty of spring with two stunning new collections by glass designer Jo Downs, each inspired by the shapes and colours of the season right here on the Cornish coast. e ecting this season’s burst of fresh leaf colour, Jo’s ‘Spring Leaves’ are a beautiful new collection of wall-mounted designs in a vibrant palette of emeralds and greens. Handcrafted in Jo’s six-piece ‘Drift’, thirteen piece ‘Windfall’ and fifteen piece ‘Cascade’ collections, they are simply wall mounted in whatever combination suits your living space, promising to bring a splash of colour into your home. Also new for spring 2020, Jo’s ‘Seascape’ collection of sculptural wave stands, art frames and wall-mounted panels is inspired by the rippling textures of spring waters, and comes in

two colourways – in the fresh green tones of ‘Dawn’, and the soft blue and mauve colours of ‘Dusk’. If you’re tempted by any of these gorgeous new pieces, take advantage of Jo’s annual ‘Big is Beautiful’ weekend event, which offers you the chance to get your hands on that statement Jo Downs piece you’ve always wanted. On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March you can treat yourself to one of Jo’s spectacular large-scale works, with 20% off all large interior pieces at her galleries and from the Jo Downs website. This includes art frames, wall panels, feature bowls, vases and mirrors, as well as Jo’s unique multi-piece wall installations, including her much-loved ‘Shoaling Fish’ collections. For more information call 01566 779779 or visit www.jodowns.com

Using their homemade 100% natural cleaning products, which use therapy grade essential oils and natural degreasing properties, they will not only leave your property impeccably clean, but smelling incredible too! For holiday lets, Innoscent are even able to design a bespoke signature scent exclusively for your property. This scent is then incorporated into Innoscent’s incredible multi-surface cleaner, ‘Anything & Everything’, as well as their home fragrance ‘Something in the Air.’ These products are then left in the property for your guests to use and enjoy. Scent is so incredibly evocative and this service allows your holiday let to really stand out from the crowd, in what is an incredibly competitive market. For more information call 07876 829426 or visit www.innoscentcleaning.com

Indulge in some tender love and care It’s been a particularly gloomy winter with a seemingly endless amount of rain, which is why Sands Resort Hotel and Spa has put together two wonderfully indulgent spa experiences to help give you a boost while we wait expectantly for the first signs of spring. The Morning Spa escape allows you to relax into the day with a scrumptious breakfast enjoyed with a sea view. Then head to the spa for a 90-minute Moroccan Spa Experience starting at 10am. This includes time to chill in

the hot tub and watch the world go by in the barrel heat room before retreating to the cosy and colourful Moroccan Lounge. Alternatively, make the most of the Evening Spa Experience and choose from a relaxing 30-minute Aromatherapy Back Massage or a refreshing 30-minute Elemis Touch Facial, followed by a two-course dinner at the Beachcomber restaurant. For more information call 01637 872864 or visit www.sandsresort.co.uk

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T ABOVE Stunning coastal views at The Nare Hotel  RIGHT An idyllic retreat on the Helford with Forever Cornwall

MAIN Incredible views of the estuary and out to sea at Fowey Harbour Hotel

here’s an incredible array of luxurious accommodation in Cornwall. However, I’m a firm believer that luxury lies not only in the indulgent beauty of your hotel room, or your wonderfully unique holiday home; it also lies in the stunning locations that staying in these places allows you to access. Cornwall’s south coast is renowned for its fair weather, tranquil coves and world-class sailing waters. As far as visiting the south coast goes, the Roseland peninsula offers an unspoilt rural landscape with stunning gardens, mysterious creeks, pretty coastal villages, medieval castles and historic churches. The Nare Hotel (narehotel.co.uk) couldn’t be better positioned to enjoy the beauty of the Roseland peninsula. Recently awarded AA five star status, when discussing the hotel’s most impressive features, Marketing Manager Jamie Moore tells us: The are’s location is definitely its most impressive feature – situated in a secluded bay with stunning sea views and a beautiful sandy beach, it is a genuine sanctuary away from the madding crowds.” If you’re after a more lively atmosphere, Falmouth is a brilliant location from which to explore the delights of the area. The coastal town has an exceptional variety of bars and restaurants and is famed for having the third largest natural harbour in the world, with everything from navy ships to super yachts seeking respite from ocean crossings here. Overlooking Falmouth Bay, The Falmouth Hotel (falmouthhotel.co.uk) is just metres from the clear snorkelling waters and reef at Castle beach and with Gyllyngvase beach around the corner, the grand hotel is in a prime position to enjoy the delights of Falmouth.

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If you prefer the sound of a secluded cottage, Forever Cornwall’s (forevercornwall. co.uk) property, Little Wood on the Helford is located on the opposite side of the Helford river to Falmouth and is the perfect base from which to explore the wild beauty of Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula. The property sleeps six and features tempting views through the trees with glimpses of the Helford river beyond. It’s also just a two minute stroll from the fabulous food, drink and atmosphere of the Shipwrights Arms by the river. (Read more on page 79)

ABOVE Sub-tropical surroundings on Cornwall's south coast BELOW A tranquil setting at Little Woods

DISCOVER MORE Fowey is also a stunning south coast spot to visit. Cornish Traditional Cottages (corncott.com) has some great properties in the area and the Fowey Harbour Hotel (harbourhotels.co.uk/fowey) provides the pinnacle of coastal luxury.

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THE LIZARD Another stunning hotel on the Lizard is Polurrian on the Lizard (polurrianhotel. com). Situated above Polurrian cove, it features uninterrupted ocean views and an indulgent spa.

ABOVE Reconnect with nature at the Housel Bay Hotel and enjoy a cream tea with a view!

BELOW Explore the Scilly Isles in luxury at Karma St Martin's resort

Or, for a hotel stay on the Lizard peninsula, Housel Bay Hotel (houselbay.com) is perched on nature’s edge above the secluded and beautiful Housel Bay. When discussing the draws of the hotel, Marketing Manager Phoebe says: “When you arrive at Housel Bay, you are welcomed by peace and tranquillity. Our secluded location allows guests to completely relax and unwind. We are a place to take a pause, breathe in the fresh sea air, and to immerse yourself back with nature. Providing the perfect tranquil retreat from the rest of the world.” Land’s End, on Cornwall's other peninsula, is located on the west coast near Penzance and the Penwith Heritage coast. This is a beautiful corner of Cornwall to explore, steeped in myth and legend; Penzance overlooks Mount’s Bay and St Michael’s Mount, a breathtaking tidal island. Marazion affords some of the most exceptional views of Mount’s Bay and Forever Cornwall’s property, The View, does as its name

PENZANCE The Hotel Penzance (hotelpenzance.com) is an elegant coastal hotel that provides a stunning base from which to explore Penzance and the surrounding area.

suggests and capitalises on the incredible panoramas. Sleeping 11, The View is perfect for two families or big groups, with six spacious bedrooms and two generous living areas to socialise in, plus unbeatable views across Mount’s Bay to St Michael’s Mount. One guest has said of their experience: “It had everything we needed to enjoy the holiday and enhance our experience. This is our third time in Cornwall and it’s by far the best place we have stayed in. I would highly recommend this house to anyone, the location is fantastic and the views are nothing short of incredible.” From Penzance it’s possible to get the Scillonian III ferry over to the Isles of Scilly where the glorious Karma St Martin’s resort awaits, providing the epitome of island luxury just a stone’s throw from the beach and a world apart from everyday life (karmagroup.com). One visitor says of their stay: “The resort sits unobtrusively just feet from the water’s edge – an unbeatable location from which to enjoy the native beauty of the Isles of Scilly.”

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Sink into your very own hot tub after a day of exploring

Back on the mainland, St Just is located to the north of Penzance and allows you to access the wild-untamed beauty of the Penwith Heritage Coast. Helpful Holidays (helpfulholidays.co.uk) have some great properties here; one that caught my eye in particular is See Two Seas, a fabulous barn conversion situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that overlooks Cape Cornwall. “See Two Seas is more than just a home from home,” says one review. “It also brought a luxury and celebratory element to our stay. Lorna and Harvey have thought of everything! Robes, reusable coffee cups, wellies – every need is catered for. Its decor is further complemented by the idyllic location, allowing you to explore the coastal paths before a dip in the hot tub.”

Then you have St Ives, a destination hotspot for art, ocean and surf lovers. The Harbour Hotel Group has a gorgeous hotel located in prime position next to St Ives harbour; it also has hotels in Padstow and Fowey that capitalise on these exceptional coastal locations, all featuring stunning water views and sophisticated rooms. Regional Manager, Paula Dupuy, says of the St Ives hotel: “St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa offers the idyllic Cornish seaside getaway. With jaw-dropping sea views, it’s just steps from Porthminster Beach, and a short stroll from postcard-perfect St Ives harbour. The restaurant, bar and terrace are perfect for enjoying a meal or drinks while soaking up the sea views. For those looking for something more rejuvenating, the ‘HarSpa’ offers a range of treatments to revive and restore.”

ABOVE Fowey Harbour Hotel, just moments from and estuary BELOW St Ives Harbour Hotel has exceptional views of the beach and St Ives Bay

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WATCH ABOVE A sophisticated family stay at Egret View in Newquay  RIGHT Stunning views from The Headland Hotel in Newquay

BELOW Featuring a slide in the kids bedroom, a climbing wall and a boat in the living room, Egret View is sure to be a hit with your little ones

Last but not least, the north coast features a rugged and beautiful coastline and exceptional surf. The Headland Hotel (headlandhotel. co.uk) provides the height of luxury, a five star hotel and spa (page 80) with award-winning self-catering cottages set upon an exclusive cliff top overlooking Cornwall’s stunning Fistral beach. We hear from Marketing xecutive, ack Mooney, who tells us: “The complete Headland experience starts the moment you enter the revolving doors, from reception to your very own luxury bedroom with coastal, beach or Atlantic views. Guests can enjoy the many uiet coastal footpaths or swap windswept walks for a more relaxed setting in our awardwinning spa. And as the evening draws in, enjoy an indulgent dining experience at the Rosette-awarded restaurant paired with unparalleled Atlantic ocean and Fistral beach views. Cornish Horizons (cornishhorizons.co.uk) has some great properties in the area too. If you’re looking for a sophisticated family stay, Egret View stands out for its spacious and family friendly layout. gret View is not only five star luxury with its perfect sundowner balcony showcasing picture perfect views of the Gannel stuary and Crantock beach, says Cornish Horizons Marketing Manager, Harriet Wills. But it’s gorgeously playful too! With a slide from the top to the bottom of the kids bunk bed and a colourful fishing boat in the middle of the playroom, it even has an indoor kids climbing wall. Making it perfect for families looking for a fun, spacious and impressive holiday home, right next to one of ew uay’s most pictures ue beaches. When it comes to choosing where to stay, there s a lot to be said for each of Cornwall’s coasts. After your daily excursions, there’s nothing like returning to the luxury of an immaculate hotel room or a spacious holiday home to re ect on your day and make plans for the next adventure that sits expectantly on the horizon. o, whatever coast takes your fancy, you can be sure to find accommodation that encapsulates the beauty of Cornwall and that provides a luxurious retreat to return to.

For more holiday inspiration, check out the Cornwall Living Vimeo page. Here, you'll find a wealth of stays, from family friendly parks to luxury hotels by the sea. www.vimeo.com/cornwallliving

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amorna commands an exceptional frontline position in Mousehole, one of Cornwall’s most iconic traditional fishing villages. Internally, the apartment has been sympathetically and thoroughly converted by the current vendors, providing beautifully finished interiors that effortlessly combine the charm and character of the building with modern and contemporary facilities. The living accommodation ows well, with the master bedroom and living room enjoying panoramic views over the historic harbour and out to sea. It’s clear to us here at Cornwall Living that Lamorna would make the perfect permanent residence or holiday home thanks to its magical location. As you walk through the small streets and alleyways of Mousehole it’s easy to appreciate the sense of timelessness that envelopes the harbour, with fishermen heading out to sea as they have done for generations. There are numerous fine restaurants, pubs and galleries clustered around the harbour and nearby ewlyn now has its own independent cinema, delicatessen and bouti ue shops. o, there’s always something to do to keep you and your family entertained. If you want to stretch your legs and connect to nature, cliff paths lead in both directions along spectacular coastline to secret coves with white powdered shell beaches and crystal clear blue water for some of the best water sports and diving in the . It truly is an idyllic place to call your own so make sure to book your viewing to see the uni ue beauty of Lamorna and Mousehole for yourself.

INFORMATION Superb open-plan living Exceptional harbourside location Three bedrooms Three bath/ shower rooms Stunning views over the harbour Beautifully refurbished

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DENE COURT Elevated above the wonderful beach of Mawgan Porth, this substantial residence offers a tranquil and private setting in a highly sought-after location.

INFORMATION Substantial detached coastal residence 400 yards from the beach 0.5-acre elevated plot Large detached garage and ample parking Five bedrooms Two bathrooms Highly sought-after coastal location Great potential for refurbishment or redevelopment

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GOOSE MILL Tucked away in a pretty rural hamlet, this substantial family home offers flexible space with delightful gardens and ample parking.

INFORMATION Contemporary home with traditional character features Four double bedrooms Modern family bathroom Contemporary shower room Ample off-road parking Double garage Extensive gardens packed with mature plants and shrubs

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tepping inside, Goose Mill’s impressive reception hall is a room in its own right, with practical and attractive slate agstone ooring. The living room is light and bright thanks to the patio doors, which in turn open onto the garden. Inside, the woodburner is perfect for cosy wintry evenings. xposed ‘A’ frame beams add character, giving this relatively modern home the feeling of a much older property, but with the benefit of much easier upkeep! The open plan kitchen dining room has been thoughtfully designed and well fitted, with the kitchen area having a range of fresh cream units and gorgeous granite worktops. Wood style ooring completes the ‘house in the country’ feel, owing through to the dining area, which boasts plenty of space for a large table and chairs. The accommodation comprises two double bedrooms plus a modern family bathroom on the ground oor, with two further doubles upstairs as well as a superb contemporary shower room. There’s also an o ce study for those who prefer to work from home. Outside, as you’d expect with a rural property, the gardens are extensive, awash with colour and packed with mature plants and shrubs. The driveway offers plenty of off road parking, while the large double garage is arranged as two singles – perfect whether you need them for parking, hobbies or storage.

A truly uni ue home in a delightful location, Goose Mill really needs seeing in person to be fully appreciated, so be sure to contact Clive earce to arrange a viewing.

GOOSE MILL

GUIDE PRICE £450,000

CLIVE PEARCE PROPERTY 31 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2LS 01872 272622 hello@clivepearceproperty.com www.clivepearceproperty.com

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e l y t s e f i l Create the home of your dreams with help from Christie’s Furniture.

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ABOVE Bonaire bed

BELOW Ashley Manor sofa

hristie’s Furniture has an extensive range of furniture styles and collections that can be tailored to any taste, there's something for everyone. Personally, I like a touch of Scandi-style. So, I decided to choose the pieces that would make up my dream home to show you just how easy it is. First of all, the living room. I like a big squashy sofa that I can spend hours curled up on with a good book after a day spent at the beach or walking along the stunning South West Coast Path. Sticking to the Scandi-style, a light sofa that complements a deep wooden oor would suit me perfectly. With that being said, my sofa of choice would be the Ashley Manor sofa with a knit-effect rug strewn below. The bedroom would continue the wooden theme with a Bonaire bed and fur rugs filling the room, curating the all-important element of ‘hygge’. The chunky wooden bedframe is a favourite feature of mine, it calls to mind scenes from a forest hideaway and would be the ideal space to relax at the end of a long day exploring Cornwall.

The Canterbury collection kitchen diner is the perfect addition to the kitchen, combining the light tones of the living room sofa to the wood effect in the bedroom and creating a synergy between each space. This goes for all the collections at Christie’s; there’s always a way to link your interior design from one room to the next. The final touch would be a Cotswold ce, bringing the whole collection together and creating a beautiful and seamless finish. The other selection of furniture that catches my eye is the Mila collection. This brings a more modern edge. The living room is full of blue and grey that reminds me of the varying tones of the ocean. Add to this the Metro electric reclining sofa, a fashionable coffee table and a beautiful bookcase with wooden detailing and you have a match made in heaven. Finally, the bedroom is fitted with light wooden furniture and a matching bed frame, which I particularly like thanks to its lack of footboard. This gives an immediate feeling of spaciousness within the room.

ABOVE The stunning Mila bedroom collection

BELOW Create a synergy between each room through your colour scheme

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LEFT Gorgeous blue and grey tones in the Mila living room

BELOW Incorporate the Scandi style with the Canterbury collection

BELOW Find those statement pieces

Equally, if you've already got your interiors where you want them to be but are simply searching for that statement piece, Christie's has some great accessories to add the final touch to your d cor. From amazing pictures and wall art to statement ornaments or perhaps the perfect living room lamp? Whatever you're after, you're sure to find all the inspiration you need at Christie's Furniture. We hear from store Manager, John Smith, who tells us: "Whether you live in a country cottage or a riverside apartment, we have something very stylish to fit perfectly with your d cor. With decades of experience selling furniture, we have developed a great feel for high quality alongside value for money. Not to mention we have over 100 different beds on display within our bedroom department, so it's fair to say that we also have this room covered!" To see the collections in person, make sure to visit the showroom store in Penryn where you can experience the beautiful designs and discover the pieces that will help complete your home.

LEFT Ideal for country kitchens as well as a fashionable home office

CHRISTIE’S FURNITURE AND THE CHRISTIE’S BED SHOP Commercial Road, Penryn TR10 8AE 01326 373272 www.christiesfurniture.co.uk

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to Cornwall? Britannia Lanes provides a seamless removals service so that there’s one less thing to worry about when relocating.

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hoosing to move house is a big decision that requires a lot of organisation and planning. If you’re thinking of moving to Cornwall this year, or want to relocate to a different part of the county, Britannia Lanes can help make your move as stress free as possible, so that there’s one less thing to worry about. The company is one of the south west’s largest removals and storage businesses, so it’s fair to say that you and your belongings will be in safe hands. With family at its heart, Britannia Lanes is run by Managing Director Mark Lane, along with his son Matt and daughter Sarah. With the help of their dedicated team of staff, they provide a bespoke removals service tailored to each customer’s individual needs. Whether you’re after a full or part packing service, the team are on hand to help. Sarah tells us: “Balancing my role as a mother to a two and three-year old alongside my part in our family business is made much easier when it’s possible to unwind in the beautiful surroundings that Cornwall has to offer. Whether it’s a cold, crisp day wrapped up in coats and wellies in January or a summer haze in uly in shorts and ip ops, the beach is the go to place for my family every weekend. We know exactly why

people would want to move to our beautiful county and we take great pride in helping them do so.” Britannia Lanes also has a large selfstore facility which runs alongside their self-drive service, answering the growing demand from customers who would call up and ask where they could rent a van when using the Self Store. It also offers international removals, helping clients to relocate across the globe. Providing an all-round service to customers. But don’t take our word for it, one customer has said of their experience: “Great customer service making what could be a stressful experience a really positive one. Very professional. Took the time to listen to our re uirements and delivered an e cient, effective and tailored service that we would certainly recommend to others.” So, if you’re thinking of moving this year, make it seamless with the Britannia Lanes service.

BRITANNIA LANES OF CORNWALL Greenbottom, Truro TR4 8Q W 01872 560147 cornwall@britannialanes.co.uk www.britannialanes.co.uk

ABOVE Make your transition to Cornwall seamless with help from Britannia Lanes

DID YOU KNOW? Britannia Lanes offers video surveys for customers moving to Cornwall to provide a full quotation without needing to fill in lists of forms.

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with nature We discover how conservatories can help bring you closer to nature, throughout the year.

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hen thinking about investing in a conservatory, one of the biggest factors that swings the balance for discerning buyers is the prospect of additional space. But what else does investing in a conservatory mean? Conservatories provide a room that’s ooded with natural light, which can be utilised as a brilliant study or social space for you and your family to enjoy. What’s more, as they are often built within a property’s garden, a conservatory allows you to spend more time surrounded by nature, effectively transforming your garden into a year-round space that you can enjoy even when relaxing indoors. Oh, and did we mention that it will add value to your home should you make the decision to sell in the future? The benefits are endless! The advancements in glass technology in recent years means that conservatories don’t suffer from extremes of temperature like they did in the past. So, if you’re concerned about your conservatory getting too hot in the summer or being cold in the winter, don’t be. Philip Whear has been crafting bespoke timber and uPVC conservatories in Cornwall for over 30 years, and have expert design

consultants on hand to guide you through the process. Their conservatories are made to the highest standards and as well as providing additional living space to enjoy, they can make a really stylish addition to your home. We hear from technical director Keran who tells us: “Whether you have a clear vision of what it is you want, or you need some input from our designers, we will design something that not only meets your needs but gives your property an added touch of class.” So, if you want to make the most of your garden throughout the year and incorporate a beautifully manufactured conservatory into your home, be sure to get in touch with the Philip Whear team. Better still, head to the showroom in Redruth and see the stunning designs for yourself!

MAIN Let the outside in with a beautiful conservatory INSET Blending seamlessly into the architecture of your home LEFT Allowing you to utilise a room flooded with natural light

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Wilson Way, Pool Industrial Estate, Redruth TR15 3RT 01209 215759 enq uiries@philipwhear.co.uk www.philipwhear.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Mid Cornwall Landscaping reveals five ways to reduce your carbon footprint through gardening.  RIGHT Help reduce your carbon footprint through your garden

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ave you ever thought about how we contribute to our own carbon footprint? The obvious spring to mind, such as driving to the shops or dropping the kids off at school, ying off on a family holiday or even the products we buy at shops. But did you realise that how you garden can also have an impact on the environment? Here are some more ways you can make a difference: Reduce fertilizer usage Reducing or replacing nitrogen fertiliser is the simplest way to decrease your garden's carbon footprint. This is because synthetic fertilizers are energy intensive to manufacture. Mid Cornwall Landscaping suggest you use organic fertilizer instead, and use it sparingly. Ideally twice per year, once in summer and again in late autumn. Overusing any fertilizer releases nitrogen into the atmosphere as nitrous oxide, which results in 300 times more warming potential than CO2. Re-think your garden tools Another practical change that can be made is to reduce and/or avoid using petrol powered equipment to maintain a garden. Instead, use battery powered or human powered tools like the traditional push lawn mowers, rakes and hand shears. Or, leave your garden to grow and encourage wild owers to ourish! Turn your garden into a carbon sponge As plants die and decompose, much of their carbon becomes part of the soil’s organic matter, depositing carbon there instead of releasing it in the atmosphere as CO2, thus turning gardens into natural sponges that soak up and store carbon dioxide and preventing it from being released into

the atmosphere. Not tilling as much helps promote this and is a great way of growing plants and vegetables year to year without disturbing the soil. Reduce water consumption This one is a no brainer! And you might save fortunes in the process. The use of rainwater harvesting is the best solution here. Compost food scraps and garden trimmings Composting can keep materials such as food scraps and garden waste from taking up space in landfills, where they mix with other waste and release methane, a heat trapping gas that is roughly 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The fundamental rule of thumb should be to recycle everything from the garden back to the garden. Compost is essential, not just for recycling, but for giving back organic matter to the soil. For expert help and design advice on your garden project, be sure to give Mid Cornwall Landscaping a call.

MID CORNWALL LANDSCAPING 01726 884040 www.midcornwalllandscaping.com

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High performance windows and doors

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We’ve moved. Come and see us at: Unit B2, Walker Business Park, Threemilestone, Truro, TR4 9FB Cornwall Zinc Roofing are renowned for their skill, safety, reliability and experience to get the job done with a minimum of fuss. Our teams are professional & courteous and will deliver a quality finish in whichever type of product is specified.

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A PREMIER

2020 is a big year for Premier Tiles and Bathrooms; not only is it celebrating a decade of business, it’s also expanding its bathroom showroom!

ABOVE Helping you bring your home improvement dream to life

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ow into its tenth year of trade, Premier Tiles has become one of the region’s top suppliers and installers of tiles, sanitaryware and brassware, but that’s not all. The family run business also offers a full homebuilding and renovations service, and this summer, the offering is set to grow even more with the expansion of the team’s bathroom showroom. The new space is set to open in the summer, but you needn’t wait until then; throughout March, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, Justin and the team are delighted to be offering 25% off all bathroom products (subject to conditions). Perhaps you’ve decided to make 2020 the year you finally replace that tired old bathroom, or maybe your kitchen needs bringing into the 21st century. Whatever the nature and size of your project, Leeann, Jowan and the experienced team offer personalised advice and designs that focus on your thoughts and ideas, be it a simple kitchen splashback, a new bathroom suite, or a full home renovation. If it is your bathroom you’re hoping to update, where better to start looking for ideas? With a finger on the design pulse, always keeping abreast of the latest trends

and changes in the industry, the team can not only advise you on and supply the best materials and products available, they also have the knowledge and skills needed to install them for you. If you’re still unsure, we highly recommend paying the website a visit. Not only will you find a wealth of recent projects that are sure to inspire your own, you’ll also find a mine of information for your home improvement project, from advice on bathroom design and tiling trends, to ooring ideas, colour schemes, and tips and tricks to help make the most of your space. Better still, why not pop into the showroom on Tregoniggie Industrial Estate near Falmouth and see the ranges for yourself? Offering a free sample loan service so that you can test your chosen tiles ‘in situ’, the expert team will listen to your plans and help you find the ones that best suit you, your budget, and of course, your style.

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evolutionise how your home is powered in 2020. That’s the message Cornwall’s renewable specialists, GreenGenUK, are giving their customers. For too long homes and homeowners in Cornwall have suffered higher bills and unfriendlier fuels, but with the new decade comes new possibilities. Mr and Mrs R, recent GreenGen customers, talk us through their journey into renewables. “Our oil boiler was a few years old and we were fed up with it. It worked but it was absolutely the right time to look at alternatives,” Mrs R tells us. “We felt it was our responsibility to look at better, cleaner ways to heat and power our home. GreenGenUK seemed the sensible people to talk to about our options. They specialise in renewables and gave us an overview of all systems available, then proceeded to take us from the design stage through to the complete installation.” GreenGen proposed a combination of air source, solar PV and storage as a complete solution to the couple’s energy needs, minimizing carbon emissions and running costs. “An air source heat pump was 100% the right solution for us. We’ll be saving over 4 tonnes of carbon a year, we no longer needed our ugly tank and our home is now kept at a constant, comfortable temperature,” Mr R tells us. “Furthermore,

the Renewable Heat Incentive subsidises carbon friendly heating. Now we’re registered we’ll earn £1,400-a-year for seven years. Our bills should also be cheaper!” In addition to the heat pump, the home’s solar system provides the property with free, renewable power throughout the day. Their battery storage allows them to harness more of their free power, even throughout the night. “It’s nice to know we’ve done our bit and that we’re as carbon friendly as we can be,” Mrs R explains. “Some days, our electricity, heating and hot water is 100% renewable.” GreenGenUK covers Cornwall and Devon, offering free consultations and proposal to all customers. Get in touch with them today to find more cost effective, energy e cient ways to heat and power your home.

ABOVE Revolutionise how your home is powered in 2020 INSET Air source heat pumps are a popular renewable heating alternative

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FLAWLESS

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South West Carpets provides a seamless service from start to finish, even if you’re not in the county.

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ornwall draws hundreds of visitors every year, our stunning coastline and laid-back lifestyle is dreamed about by many. So, if you’ve recently made the bold leap and invested in a holiday home or second home here, then congratulations! But what happens if you walk into your property and notice that the ooring needs an update? If you don’t have the time to organise it yourself you can always enlist the help of South West Carpets, who provide a awless service from start to finish. The team will send you free samples and help you choose the perfect style of ooring to suit you and your home. This means that wherever you happen to be, you can initiate the process and by the time you’re back in the south west, you’ll have a brand new oor to enjoy. This includes measuring your property and giving advice on the best ooring free of charge, so you can be sure it’s the investment you want to make, before ultimately fitting your preferred ooring once you’ve reached a decision. Alongside carpeting, the most popular type of ooring seen in holiday homes tends to be luxury vinyl tiles. With gorgeous designs

and patterns, this is the cheaper alternative to real tiles or wood ooring, allowing you to appreciate the luxury and beauty of your oor, without the escalated price tag, which is especially useful if this is an additional investment for you. When it comes to whether your oor will be in safe hands, the fitting team has over 100 years’ combined experience, so you know you can rely on them for a seamless service. But don’t take our word for it; we've found this review from one happy customer, who says: “Just want to thank you all for the fantastic service and a special thanks to the fitter who did a fabulous job, cannot recommend South West Carpets enough.” There you have it; outh West Carpets provide an all-round service whether you’re in county or not. So, if you’re in need of a new oor, make sure to give the team a call and discuss your options.

ABOVE Achieve a range of high-quality finishes with luxury vinly tiles

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•EXPERIENCE• A P R O P E R G &T AT T H E L I T T L E G I N S H AC K I N WA D E B R I D G E Neil at The Little Gin Shack in Wadebridge is delighted to announce the shop has re-opened, following its recent refurbishment. Not only are the team continuing to sell an unbelievable range of artisan gins – including more than 40 that are distilled right here in the Duchy – but the increased floorspace means Neil and co. have also been able to include a bar! In addition to their range of gins, they will also be serving Cornish vodka and rum, soft drinks, delicious Atlantic Brewery Fistral Pilsner on tap (not only organic, but also vegan!), plus bottled real ale. To celebrate the re-opening, The Little Gin Shack is also delighted to announce the launch of its very own organic ‘The Little Gin Shack’ gin, which is now on sale in store and online.

THE LITTLE GIN SHACK

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elcome to our wedding guide for spring 2020! Here at Cornwall Living we understand that getting those all-important wedding plans off the ground is much easier said than done. Just choosing the venue can be next to impossible, but hopefully it’ll be a lot easier thanks to our dedicated guide; choose from clifftop venues, to completely bespoke tipi set-ups in your destination of choice – be it by the sea or enveloped in Cornish woodland. From page 0 you’ll find our wedding planner, with a whole host of ideas covering everything from venues and outfits, to owers, venues, catering, even expert skincare for those who want to look their very best. Put simply, our dedicated weddings supplement has everything you need to start planning your dream wedding day, to help you ensure that your most special of days is exactly that!

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A totally tipi wedding

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Unforgettable romance

Ideas for your wedding With help from MEDfacials A Wild Tipi is a blank canvas Ideas for your big day

For a wedding you’ll never forget At Chypraze Wedding Barn Weddings at The Falmouth Hotel Celebrate at the Rod and Line

Castle magic at Caerhays

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WHISTLEFISH

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JEWELLERY WORKSHOP PORTHLEVEN

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Want to do something extra special? Why not make each other’s wedding rings at The Jewellery Workshop in Porthleven?

Starting at £300 spend a day in our Workshop on the harbour side in Porthleven, including complementary lunch, you can create wedding rings in Sterling Silver; or you could use sentimental, family, ‘old’ or broken pieces of yellow gold, for the same price. We are happy to quote separately for other precious metals. We will always take time to chat with you beforehand, to find out designs, You will make memories to last a lifetime and to make the process even more special, we give you a collection of photographs, encapsulating your day, for you to show your friends and families or just to look back and remember in the years to come.

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2 St. Elvan’s Courtyard • Porthleven • TR13 9FB 01326 561 511 • porthlevenjewellery@hotmail.com

A personal service at a family run, Cornish Wedding Venue Here at Lanhydrock our experienced team provide thoughtful, seasonal packages that work with your budget to ensure your day is every bit as special as planned. From a small intimate ceremony, to a big evening celebration, we can fulfil your Wedding day wishes!

Luxury Bed & Breakfast & Barn Wedding Venue in Cornwall The perfect location for those seeking peace and tranquillity for a relaxing break, or for you couples looking for romance and pictureperfect panoramas to make your wedding day truly special!

Contact us now to book a viewing with our Wedding Coordinator or to request further information.

info@lanhydrockhotel.com 01208 262570 www.lanhydrockhotel.com Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5AQ

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A few ideas from across Cornwall for making your special day as perfect as it deserves to be.

Discover a venue that

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Smile – it’s your

wedding day!

Achieve your best wedding day smile with the multi award-winning Wadebridge Dental, the practice currently leading the way in Best atient Care. The team understand the importance of having a beautiful smile for your special day, and with a range of treatments to suit your time scale, budget and individual needs, you have to ask why you’d go anywhere else. Wadebridge Dental will tell you everything you need to know with a free consultation for Teeth Whitening, Teeth Straightening, Facial Aesthetics or a Full Wedding Makeover, or if you’re looking for a simple scale and polish, or stain removal to brighten your teeth, their hygienists can be seen without having to join the practice. As Invisalign latinum roviders, you’re in safe hands if you’re looking into teeth straightening. With 0 finance available and with payment plans from . per month, there’s a treatment to suit everyone’s budget at Wadebridge Dental. For more information call 01208 813816 or visit www.wadebridgedentalcare.co.uk

As a wedding venue, Polurrian on the Lizard offers far more than boutique accommodation, Health Club facilities and a choice of ceremony rooms; it’s defined by its clifftop position, 12 acres of mature gardens and breathtaking panoramic coastal views.

As well as all the space and facilities you’re likely to need to make your wedding unforgettable, access to Polurrian Cove means you have the ultimate location sorted for those all-important photographs. xperience crashing waves, sand between your toes and stunning sunsets – memorable on any occasion, not least on your wedding day! When it comes to the big day itself, the team can cater for weddings of all sizes, whether you’re celebrating with everybody you know, or planning something a touch more intimate. The wedding suite is a blank canvas, allowing you to create the perfect environment in which to say ‘I do’. It also has its own private bar and outside terrace, so you can celebrate with the ones you love, without any interruptions. The dedicated wedding team and head chef will work with you to create a mouthwatering wedding breakfast that uses the best local ingredients. The bar proudly offers a wide range of drinks with brands from near and far and for all cocktail lovers, there’s the opportunity to personalise your day further with you own cocktail creation.

To put it simply, occupying a spectacular spot on the cliffs overlooking the south coast, with all the facilities you’re likely to need and a dedicated team on-hand, Polurrian on the Lizard is perfectly poised to help you create the wedding day of your dreams. For more information call 01326 240421 or visit www.polurrianhotel.com

Mother of the bride Feeling beautiful on your son or daughter’s wedding day is absolutely paramount, and Manor Fashions’ designer selection of mother of the bride outfits will fulfil that desire. Combining elegance and sophistication, from the perfect mother of the bride dresses, to jackets and fascinators, Manor Fashions will have you looking stylish from head to toe and feeling your very best.

personal service on a one-to-one basis, all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

With class and style comes an outstanding reputation for delivering a superior and

For more information call 01326 561455 or visit www.manorfashions.co.uk

Manor Fashions is an established and independent retailer, located at Truthall Manor, just outside of Helston. The shop was founded by the wonderful Ann Pascoe, who will ensure that your individuality will absolutely shine when those church bells ring on the big day.

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ABOVE Relaxed consultation with Dr Stolte

GET WEDDING Look radiant on your big day with the help from MEDfacials, Truro.

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he venue is booked, the cake is on order. The bridesmaids have been chosen and even the thank you gifts are taken care of. You’ve thought of every last detail. But have you given any thought to how you want to look and feel on your big day? All too often, brides leave planning their own personal wedding preparation to the last minute. Added to this, the stress of a wedding can sometimes leave us looking worn-out when we really want to look glowing and rested. So, what to do? We catch up with Dr Stolte at his doctor-led aesthetic clinic in Truro, MEDfacials, to see what he recommends to help brides look and feel their very best.

Good skin from within Think about feeding your skin with what it needs from the inside out. Drinking plenty of water and eating foods high in anti-oxidants, for example, can help it look clear and healthy. If you feel you could do with an additional top-up from within, then why not consider trying a three-month course of Skinade? Available to buy from MEDfacials in Truro, Skinade contains multiple active ingredients such as hydrolysed collagen, vitamin C, vitamin B12, omega 3, omega 6 and many more beneďŹ cial properties to promote optimal skin function.

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Treat your skin Dr Stolte recommends a course of peels or facials in the run-up to your wedding. MEDfacials offer a range of treatments with zero downtime (so no red, angry or aky skin concerns) that promote the production of collagen and elastin and nourish the skin with a range of scientifically proven, botanical ingredients. The signature Fire & Ice facial or Glow peel is a favourite with celebrities who know the benefits that regular facial treatments can deliver in terms of tighter, brighter skin and a glowing complexion, free from blemishes. Tackle your niggles head on If you suffer from blemishes, uneven skin tone, rosacea, active acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, or have noticed fine lines and wrinkles, you can rest assured that there are ways to treat these issues safely and effectively. Dr Stolte offers a free no-obligation consultation at MEDfacials, where you can happily chat through which treatments might be right for your skin needs. You can even split your payments, interest free. Pamper your body too MEDfacials also offers a range of noninvasive treatments for the body. The Aqualyx and ProMax Lipo treatments are both fantastic for tackling stubborn pockets of fat that won’t shift through diet and exercise and the IPL laser machine is perfect for rejuvenating and tightening the skin as well as being an effective form of permanent hair removal. The team also works closely with a body and fitness coach to help boost your overall health and body confidence.

Spend time on yourself Whatever you do, try to plan well ahead of the big day. It’s important to avoid trialling aesthetic procedures for the first time too close to your wedding as you may not be happy with the results. If you are wishing to try fillers or anti wrinkle injections, for example, and want to ensure you have optimal results, then you should ideally allow four to six months before your wedding. However, Dr Stolte’s most important advice is to always ensure you go to a medical practitioner you trust, and to do your research on their background, to make sure you’re confident they will be using the safest and best products available to leave you with the look you want. If you would like to find out more about any of the services discussed, or would like to book in for a no-obligation consultation with Dr Stolte and his team at MEDfacials, make sure to get in touch today.

MEDFACIALS

ABOVE Facials can deliver tighter, brighter skin and a glowing complexion free of blemishes BELOW Look radiant on your wedding day with the help of MEDfacials

Kent House, 1st Floor, St Clement Street, Truro TR1 1EQ 01872 463140 07886 250647 contact@medfacials.com www.medfacials.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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contemporary jewellery gallery & school

Beacon Crag BED & BREAKFAST - PORTHLEVEN

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Ringing The Changes

An exhibition of contemporary rings, on until May 31st Full Focus Photography

From elopement and intimate weddings to larger marquee events

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Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.

Unique Settings Innovative Designs Sculptural Rings

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For more Jewellery, Online shop and Jewellery making classes visit us at: www.victoriasewart.com

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

YOUR WORD IS YOUR BOND

The most important aspect of your Wedding Day is the ceremony. The vows or promises made on your special day will form the foundation of your marriage, so why repeat words from a prescribed script? Let me guide you to create a ceremony that is unique to you as a couple. Unlike a registry office or church marriage, a celebrant-led wedding may be held anywhere, and can incorporate any content you require. Your ceremony will be as creative and romantic as you wish. Perhaps you have a favourite place - a field, a beach, woods, a cave, or even aboard a boat? Let your imagination run wild.

Contact me at: jennieduncanis@outlook.com or you can call me on 07791 015902 www.significantlifeceremonies.com

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g n i d d e w tipi Discover the ‘blank canvas’ beauty of a Wild Tipi wedding.

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f you’re dreaming about a truly magical wedding venue, then a tipi might be just the thing. A unique alternative to a standard marquee reception, Wild Tipi hire out beautiful Giant Hat Tipis for truly memorable weddings and events across Cornwall and the south west. This superb Cornish company has fixed locations around the county, but their gentle giants can be put up virtually anywhere, opening the doors to some of Cornwall’s most stunning locations. In short, if you’re dreaming of a clifftop wedding with views over the Atlantic, wish to feel the sand between your toes at a beach wedding, or long to be nestled deep in the woods when you say ‘I do’, then a Wild Tipi hire could answer your prayers! Each Wild Tipi is made in the UK from sustainably sourced English pine, making them a kinder choice for the environment too. Their tipis come in a range of different sizes, from a ‘Baby Hat’, which makes the perfect outdoor bar or gathering place, to the sweeping Giant Hats, which span 10.5 metres across and can each host 60 people, seated! The tipis can also be linked together, creating endless opportunities for larger gatherings as well. To date, Wild Tipi’s biggest event (a wedding on the listed lawns of Dartington Hall) saw seven tipis linked together, creating a truly awe-inspiring space for 280 people seated, complete with a dance oor, orchestra pit and chill-out area.

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The beauty of a tipi is that they’re quite literally a blank canvas; not only is the set-up and location of your choosing, the décor can be tailored entirely to your tastes too! Wild Tipi understand well how overwhelming planning a wedding can be, so they’re happy to be as involved as you wish, from helping with the decoration to recommending some of Cornwall’s best suppliers. They also offer complete on-the-day support and wedding planning services, recycling packages and additional hire options to cover lighting, seating, ooring, tables, bar, chill out areas, even an indoor fire pit, if that’s what you want. Interested? If so, why not take the opportunity to make your wedding wild and contact Wild Tipi?

ABOVE Make your wedding wild

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Be inspired Just a few ideas to help you plan your dream Cornish wedding.

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hether your plans are well underway or you’ve yet to make a start, we’ve gathered just a few Cornish ideas to help make your dream seaside wedding a reality. Choose your venue, pick your owers and get wedding ready – all with the help of this issue’s dedicated wedding guide! There are some great venues, from manor houses to barns in the countryside, or perhaps a clifftop wedding will take your fancy? Decorate with beautiful Cornish bou uets and serve delicious ice cream for that extra special touch. Glam up with the experts at Demoda so that you can have awless makeup that enhances your best features, or, for something a little more drastic, why not make the most of Aesthetic olutions’ specialised treatments? For guests stuck on what to wear, ssa Collection provides beautiful and uni ue pieces with a boho chic style for a relaxed and attering look. However you choose to celebrate, we hope that this selection of gorgeous locations, bountiful bou uets and desirable desserts will help inspire you to plan the most unforgettable and wonderfully Cornish wedding. With stunning coastline and verdant countryside, it really couldn’t be a more romantic place to say your vows and from everyone here at Cornwall Living, we sincerely hope it’s as magical as you’ve always dreamed it will be.

Your wedding wardrobe Essa Collection

ffering uni ue clothing with a bohemian chic style, ssa Collection is located in orthleven and has a beautiful selection of dresses, shawls and statement jewellery from around the world – providing stunning wedding attire options for a relaxed, attering look. The collections are full of colour, texture and imagination and are often one off designs from exotic destinations that you won’t find anywhere else! o, if you’re looking for a uni ue boho chic wedding outfit then look no further than ssa Collection. To find out more, call 0 2 22 or visit the website. www.essacollection.com

A secluded setting

Trevenna

Located in an idyllic setting, Trevenna is a gorgeous cluster of elegant barns that create a uni ue wedding venue in the heart of Cornwall. Allowing guests to see everything that’s romantic about getting married in the Cornish countryside. There’s a choice of where you say your vows, from the stylish Threshing Barn with its fusion of natural stone walls and contemporary sleek fittings, outside in the open countryside under the beautiful handmade wood and slate Arbour, or in the light and airy Garden Venue, with indoor and outdoor options. www.trevenna.co.uk

A dream venue

A blossoming bouquet

Just a two-minute drive from the harbour town of Porthleven, you’ll find Beacon Crag, a one of a kind bed and breakfast perched on the cliffs of Cornwall’s south coast. et within five acres of private grounds, the newly licensed wedding venue boasts staggering views across the sea and rugged cliffscape with its own access to the rocky coves below, while its terraced gardens are perfect for a mar uee reception with ocean views. It’s a wildly romantic place to wed, whether the stormy seas are crashing or the sun is glinting on calm waters.

A orist for two decades, Lisa Cadman provides bespoke hand tied bou uets and arrangements tailored to you. Lisa will take the time to discuss the various options available for your wedding, from bou uets to table centrepieces. To see her extensive collection of beautiful plants and owers in person make sure to visit her shop in orthleven, where she stocks a selection of locally grown owers alongside top uality Dutch owers as well as an unusual selection of houseplants and an eclectic mix of pots and vases.

Beacon Crag

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Wedding PREPARATION

Rosewarne Manor

Looking for a venue that provides privacy, a large garden, ample parking, fair bar prices, amazing food and a highly individual approach? Look no further than osewarne Manor near Hayle. An experienced team with amazing feedback understands the individuality of you and your wedding, providing a very personal service and offering as much practical advice and help as you need. Licensed for ceremonies with a choice of rooms, osewarne Manor is ideal for daytime groups of up to 0, and up 20 in the evening.

Get wedding ready

Demoda Organic Hair & Beauty

Demoda provides a stress and fuss free service for your big day, ensuring you look awless and beautiful, for those forever images and videos. ou will be laughing and sipping champagne while the team takes care of your hair and makeup. Masters of their trade, they will enhance your best features, for a look that will last from day into night. uote ‘Cornwallbrides’ to receive 0 off your booking for three or more people. imply give the team a call on 0 20 .

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Married at the manor

Be ready and radiant

Located on Cornwall’s south coast Heritage Coastline, Trudwell Manor is a handsomely refurbished ueen Anne country house surrounded by lawns and mature trees. The views are south to the sea and the temple gives you the option of a breath taking outdoor ceremony in picture prefect grounds. The wedding pavilion is licensed for up to 220 guests and will guarantee you the best wedding in all weather. ot to mention there’s currently a special offer for 2020 Autumn weekend dates, so act fast to secure the wedding of your dreams!

Aesthetic olutions can help you achieve a natural and refreshed appearance on your wedding day and their Coolsculpting treatment will help you fit into the dress of your dreams perfectly! Treatments range from laser hair removal, anti wrinkle injections and hydra facials, to electrolysis and non surgical facelifts. The experienced team promote a friendly, calm and warm environment at the clinic where an unhurried consultation makes you feel at home. ne client says I absolutely recommend Aesthetic olutions and the Coolsculpting treatment!

www.tredudwell.co.uk

www.aestheticsolutions.co.uk

Desirable dessert

Fabulous flowers

Mr B’s classic 0s Mk Transit Ice Cream Van is all kitted out to serve six delicious homemade ice creams of your choice to your guests. For two hours the team will serve unlimited portions on wa e cones or in tubs, topped with a crisp, personalised wafer and Cadbury ake. With a range of 200 avours to choose from, including dairy free and sorbet options, Mr B’s ice cream will be a hit at your wedding. The best part is, if you book before April 2020, you can save 0 by simply uoting ‘Cornwall Living’! To find out more, email b.icecream20 gmail.com or visit the website.

Anna awle is a passionate and dedicated wedding and events orists. Creating ex uisite oral perfection for your wedding day or special occasion, Anna and her team can source local owers (often from her family farm in t Agnes), as well as importing specialities. Book your appointment to visit Anna at her pictures ue farm studio opposite the famous Wheal Coates tin mine in t Agnes.

Tredudwell Manor

Mr B’s

www.mrbsicecream.co.uk

Aesthetic Solutions

Anna Sawle, Wedding Flowers in Cornwall

Laura Buffery Photography

An individual approach

www.annasawle.com

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e l b a t t e g Unfor ROMANCE

Make your wedding a timeless and magical experience at Caerhays Estate. ABOVE A wonderful backdrop for those all-important photos  RIGHT This really is a magical venue

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ominated for ‘Best Coastal Wedding Venue’ at the 2020 British Wedding Awards, it goes without saying that the Caerhays Estate offers a wildly romantic and unforgettable backdrop for your most special of days. The estate is tucked into a hidden Cornish cove on the beautiful and unspoilt beach of Porthluney; hugged by exceptionally beautiful woodland gardens, the landscape here is wonderfully diverse, encapsulating the very best of Cornwall’s coast and countryside. So, how to go about planning your big day? Caerhays’ expert team is dedicated to ensuring you and your guests enjoy a unique day that’s tailored to you, offering a choice of venues for ceremonies and receptions. When it comes to choosing a location for your ceremony, well, take your pick! There’s the Coastguard’s Lookout, which is licensed for ceremonies and seats up to 20 people, or for something more intimate, choose The Vean, which is perfect for small bespoke weddings and can accommodate your family and closest friends in eight gorgeous en-suite bedrooms. For the reception, particularly if you’re tying the knot during the warmer months, then Beach Meadow and Castle Fields – Caerhays’ two marquee sites – can accommodate up to 250 guests, offering fabulous beachside

locations with fairytale castle backdrops. At Caerhays, it’s all about daring to dream. After all, your big day should be about you and what you want; it should be about bringing the wedding of your dreams to life, and with just one look at its online wedding gallery, it’s easy to see that this is exactly what Caerhays does best. No wonder it’s in the running for the UK’s best coastal venue! So, if you’ve recently popped (or answered!) the uestion and have yet to find the perfect venue, why not give Caerhays’ dedicated Weddings team a call and get those all-important plans underway?

CAERHAYS ESTATE

Gorran, St Austell PL26 6LY 01872 501310 enq uiries@caerhays.co.uk visit.caerhays.co.uk/ weddings Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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y a w r u o y e t Celebra Cornwall Registration and Celebratory Services allow you to get married in stunning locations throughout Cornwall with a ceremony tailored for you.

ABOVE Make wedding day memories you'll never forget INSET Tie the knot in the location of your dreams

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ornwall Council’s Registration and Celebratory Services has transformed the business into a bright and contemporary service. The celebratory team allow you to create your own bespoke ceremony, anytime, anywhere. So, if you want to hold your ceremony in a clifftop hotel, at your favourite beach or at a stunning manor house – it’s all possible with Cornwall Council. Firstly, and maybe most importantly, a civil marriage or civil partnership is the only legal alternative to a religious wedding. It’s easy to fall in love with our county and the team at Cornwall Registration and Celebratory Services are on hand to help you make the perfect decisions for your special day, providing a whole manner of insightful advice from locations to legal guidelines. They understand that you want your day to be special and they are there to help make sure that it’s one of the most memorable days of your life. With such an amazing array of ceremony choices, the team is available to chat to you about the 'who, where, what and how’ of your celebrations. They can help you realise your dream ceremony, advising on how you can make it a small intimate affair or bring the whole family together. They have also developed a wide range of specialist packages in response to what customers have requested. You can have your own bespoke ceremony co-created with one of the fabulous ceremony registrars, or you can choose a no-fuss option where your

ceremony registrar does all the preparation work for you. Don’t take our word for it though, here’s one review from a happy couple who married with Cornwall Registration and Celebratory services. They tell us: “The whole process from start to finish was awless, but the ceremony itself was just incredible. You honestly made our day. We thought the ceremony would be our least favourite part and we were just excited for a party but it is by far our favourite memory.” So, if you want a bespoke marriage or civil partnership in a beautiful location, make sure to get in touch with the team today.

CORNWALL REGISTRATION AND CELEBRATORY SERVICES

Dalvenie House, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY 0300 1234181 ( option 3) ceremonies@registration.cornwall.gov.uk CeremoniesInCornwall ceremoniesincornwall www.cornwall.gov.uk/ weddings

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DID YOU KNOW? Cornwall Registration and Celebratory Services is the only legal alternative to religious marriages in Cornwall. Download the Celebratory Services brochure online. www.cornwall.gov.uk/ weddingbrochure

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A SENSATIONAL

SETTING

On the cliffs of the north Cornish coast, overlooking the Atlantic and surrounded by Cornish countryside, you’ll find Chypraze Wedding Barn.

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uilt in 1895, this restored milking barn lies in the middle of a working farm, where the family team rear Hereford beef cattle and Saddleback pigs for their home-produced sausages, steaks and burgers – a real treat for your wedding feast! It’s also only a short walk down the ‘bridal’ path from Portheras Cove – a real hidden gem and the perfect locale for those all-important photos. The main barn is licensed for ceremonies and civil partnerships, seating 100 guests and taking up to 200 in the evening. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something more intimate, the Snug seats between two and twenty guests – perfect for a Cornish elopement. Pets are welcome too, and have even on occasion been ringbearers! It’s tough to beat a Cornish summer wedding, one where the kids can play games outside whilst the adults mingle in celebration, which is why Chypraze opens its secluded lawn for weddings during the warmer months. This can also accommodate a good-size marquee, and is the ideal spot for a s’mores bar, sweet trolley, even a ceilidh. The barn also boasts a licensed bar, which is fully stocked with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, including a full range of local gins and ciders. At Chypraze, the team work closely with couples towards a greener, more sustainable future. A wind turbine and solar panels

provide most of the power on site, for instance, and the meat used for the team’s Gourmet Grills (which are perfect for a summer wedding!) comes straight from the farm, eliminating both nautical and road miles. All other food is sourced from local producers, and by 2025, Chypraze hopes to source all food and drink from the local area and thereby minimise its carbon footprint. As you might expect, this is something that couples have been thrilled to be a part of, having even helped minimise food wastage by giving untouched, leftover food to a local charity that works with the homeless. There are plenty of reasons to tie the knot at Chypraze, not least of which are the close connections the team has with the abundance of nearby campsites, hotels, bed and breakfasts and self-catering stays. In short, Chypraze is committed to making your wedding unique, one that neither you nor your guests are likely to ever forget.

ABOVE Seat up to 100 guests in the main barn

CHYPRAZE WEDDING BARN Morvah, Penzance TR19 7TU 07834 971424 chyprazefarm@gmail.com www.thecornishweddingbarn.co.uk

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SAY ‘I DO’

w e i v a h t i w The Falmouth Hotel provides a magnificent venue for a day that you will never forget.

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tanding proud overlooking the ocean, just metres from the crystalclear waters of Falmouth Bay, is The Falmouth Hotel. Best described as a coastal mansion, it’s an unbelievably picturesque location to tie the knot, with Pendennis Castle to the left and panoramic views of Falmouth Bay ahead. The romance is tangible and it’s got to be one of the most magical locations to celebrate your Cornish wedding day. The hotel’s dedicated wedding team are on hand to help as much or as little as you choose, offering pre-set wedding packages, as well as more bespoke wedding experiences that allow you to tailor every last detail. “It’s your wedding day,” says Wedding Planner, Sam. “Simply tell us how you would like it to be and we’ll make it happen.” You will also receive the utmost attention to detail from Head Chef, Chris, who can help create the perfect meal to suit you and your guests. Whether you’re after fish and chips in a cone, a laid-back barbeque, a relaxed buffet or a formal sit-down dinner – it’s all possible. When it comes to how many guests to invite, there’s space for up to 250 people, with a selection of beautiful locations to choose from. Say 'I do' at the hotel, with oor to ceiling windows ooding the space with natural light and stunning views out to

sea to admire as you exchange vows. Or, if you would prefer to get married in a nearby church, the hotel will make the perfect reception. And did we mention that there are loads of photogenic locations nearby? With the hotel’s beautiful gardens, Castle beach on the doorstep, and stunning views from the point below Pendennis Castle, there are numerous options to help you find the perfect shot. The Falmouth Hotel has a choice of rooms available depending on the size and style of wedding, with suites available for Bridal Prep and the Wedding Day, plus the option for guests to book a room or stay in one of the luxury lodges, which comfortably sleep up to ten. Then finally, when the special day arrives, we highly recommend booking in for a treatment at the in-house spa, which will meet all your beauty and pampering requirements so that you can look and feel radiant all day long.

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A TOAST! Whether the last dance is over or has yet to begin, celebrate the occasion at the Rod and Line inn.

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or lovers and guests celebrating a happy ever after, the Rod and Line – a 16th century inn nestling in the tiny village of Tideford – provides an idyllic venue for pre or post-wedding celebrations. It’s an exquisite place to stay too, having a wealth of secret boutique rooms, separate from the pub itself, all of which are beautifully decorated. Some have gorgeous feature baths; all boast luxury linen and Cornish organic toiletries. Inside the inn, you’ll find a uintessential ‘old world’ bar with an unrivalled atmosphere. It’s the perfect spot for sharing wedding stories over a glass of wine or ale, before tasting some of the Rod and Line’s famous, locally sourced and freshly prepared food. For those of you who’ve planned a winter wedding, you can relax in front of the crackling open fire; in the summer, sip champagne in the sun with your loved ones on the inn’s south-facing patio. In addition to all of this, the Rod and Line also boasts a standalone five bedroom town house, complete with its own garden and patio. This is perfect for friends celebrating your nuptials, and the best part is that it’s dog friendly!

Situated just a ten-minute drive from the beguilingly beautiful south coast of Cornwall, and in close proximity to the grand romantic estates of Pentilly, Boconnoc and St Germans, the Rod and Line is also well placed for easy access to the A38, which makes day trips around Cornwall’s innumerable attractions a simple matter of hopping in the car. In short, it’s the perfect base for both pre and post-wedding celebrations, but be warned: in a county where it is impossible not to lose your heart, you may well find yourselves celebrating more than one happy ever after.

ABOVE The perfect pre-wedding base INSET The Rod and Line is also dog friendly!

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HAPPY Mother's Day Show your mum some appreciation this year with a beautiful Mother’s Day gift.

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t’s great to have an excuse to shower our mums with affection; after years of looking after us, really, they deserve a medal. As an alternative, here are a few gift ideas that are sure to make your mum smile, from beautiful bou uets that will fill the home with the sweet oral scent of spring, to stunning glass designs that will take their breath away. It’s time to show our mums some appreciation for loving and looking after us for so many years, without expecting anything in return. Here at Cornwall Living we love the selection of Cornish orists that grow and deliver owers in the Duchy; Clowance Flowers have a bou uet for any occasion and similarly Cornish Blooms have a stunning selection, with both companies delivering owers throughout Cornwall. r, if you want long lasting beauty, then make sure to check out the gorgeous jewellery available at orthleven’s ewellery Workshop, and the hand made glass designs from o Downs!

Mother's Day GIFTS Beautiful bouquets Cornish Blooms

Wish the best mum in the world a Happy Mother’s Day with owers grown in Cornwall. ffering beautiful spring bou uets from the Duchy and delivering them nationwide, Cornish Blooms is a ower farm tucked away in west Cornwall, growing fresh scented, seasonal owers throughout the year. pring bou uets start from just , including delivery, but be uick – to have your owers delivered in time for Mother’s Day, you need to place your order by th March. www.cornishblooms.co.uk

Stunning and seasonal

Flowers by Clowance pecialising in Cornish and British grown owers, at Flowers by Clowance you can choose from a beautiful array of seasonal bou uets that are sure to make mums feel special this Mothering unday. ou can even buy a or 2 month supply of Cornish owers, arranging them to be sent at particular times each month with a personalised message – perfect if you’re struggling to choose between the beautiful array of available bou uets, and the ultimate way to say ‘I love you’ to the best mum in the world. www.flowersbyclowance.co.uk

The gift of experience

Designer deliciousness

Positioned on the harbourside of Porthleven, inside The Jewellery Workshop you’ll find stunning collections that will take your breath away. From bangles and watches, to earrings and bespoke one-off pieces, there’s plenty to choose from in time for Mother’s Day. Alternatively, why not purchase a jewellery making workshop voucher – a truly uni ue experience and the perfect way to say ‘thank you’ this Mother’s Day!

For mums who appreciate the finer things in life – be that food or fine design – o Downs’ bespoke range of platters and glassware are the perfect addition to their table. After all, who doesn’t find that the desirability and deliciousness of food enhanced by the beauty of the tableware it’s served on? Cut, crafted, fired and finished at o’s Cornwall studio, these uni ue serving pieces really are the icing on the cake for any special occasion, making them the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

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

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to shop and dine With stores in Truro and Penzance, Archie Browns is a thriving health food shop and vegetarian café, helping provide customers with what’s good for them, without depleting our planet’s resources. From organic produce, to eco-friendly cleaning products, as well as an expanding refill range (including local eggs, local milk, dried foods, toiletries and more), Archie Browns is constantly reviewing and reducing its environmental impact and encouraging customers to do the same, making it a must-visit for anyone hoping to realign their lifestyle with the needs of our planet. In Penzance, Archie Browns is set to host Supper Clubs on the last Friday of every month, while in Truro, the team have a tempting new winter menu and also offer takeaways! For evening dates in Truro, be sure to keep an eye out online. For more information visit www.archiebrownscornwall.co.uk

At Edie’s Kitchen, guests can always expect seasonal, local food and a warm welcome. After a 20-year career spent working with culinary luminaries such as Raymond Blanc and Bill Granger, Nigel Brown brings his well-honed skills and foodie air to the beautiful Cornish setting of Carlyon Bay, heading up the kitchen and wowing guests with his expert weavings of avour. His wife, Kelly, runs everything front of house, charming guests and ensuring they leave satisfied and eager to come back.

guests commenting on the excellent dishes and second-to-none service. But don’t just take our word for it – head to Edie’s Kitchen and discover for yourself what sets this family-run restaurant apart.

Together, the dynamic duo provides the ultimate foodie experience, with recent

For more information call 01726 813888 or visit www.edieskitchen.co.uk

Sundays are fun days at Polurrian on the Lizard

Stuck for Sunday ideas? At Polurrian on the Lizard, you can make the most of the hotel’s Swim & Dine offer – simply buy a main-course Sunday lunch and then enjoy the use of Polurrian’s Health Club facilities and pool for the day. With Sunday lunch available from 12pm to pm – cooked using the finest local ingredients – this is the perfect way to get the family out on the weekend. And with access to the beach and the South West Coast Path, it means you can get some proper sea-air in your lungs before an afternoon of indulgence.

Add to all of this a clifftop climbing frame, outdoor tennis court and 12 acres of beautiful gardens, and you have the perfect setting for kids to burn off excess energy while the grown-ups sit back and drink in those breathtaking views. For more information call 01326 240421 or visit www.polurrianhotel.com

Rest and refuel at Bier Huis in St Ives When you walk into Bier Huis Grand Cafe the first thing that hits you are the high ceilings and sense of space, making a nice change to the busy streets of St Ives. Serving food all day and opening seven days a week from 17th February, you can always seek refuge in Bier Huis and enjoy a refreshing pint or a full-blown meal. If you happen to have a craving for wa es, we can let you in on a little

secret; wa es are served from 0am until 9pm so no matter what time of day the craving hits you, you know it can be satisfied. Bier Huis also has full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, all served alongside a brilliant selection of beers, so if you need a rest and refuel in St Ives, you know where to go. For more information call 01736 797074 or visit www.bierhuisgrandcafe.co.uk

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Bar and Kitchen

Together with charm and cracking ambience, it’s the locally sourced, fresh and ethically sustainable produce that savvy diners expect from modern restaurants. This is why the Bay Hotel in Coverack takes great pleasure in introducing new Head Chef, Sam Jones. Not only has Sam gained vital experience in combining contemporary avours with traditional methods, but bringing fresh Cornish fish and shellfish to shore and plate are at the centre of Sam’s mission. After training first at the world famous sco er founded Westminster College in London, am bought his own fishing boat. This means that the fish you eat at the Bay Hotel may well have been caught by Sam, bringing a whole meaning to the word ‘provenance’! With stunning views across the harbour and sea, pencil in a visit to Coverack Bay Hotel and enjoy a veritable feast courtesy of Sam and the rest of the team. For more information visit bayhotelcoverack or www.thebayhotel.co.uk

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The Hotel Penzance team has decided to change the name of the Bay Restaurant, which was launched in 2003, to the Garden Bar and Kitchen. The team feels that consumer dining preferences are changing and that guests are looking for a more casual dining experience at affordable prices. The menu will be modern British cuisine with Italian in uences, using locally sourced and grown produce. Whether you’re after a glass of wine with olives, or

just a cake and coffee, the Garden Bar and Kitchen will be a place where everyone can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings without any pressure to have a full meal. “We hope you enjoy our new space as much as we have enjoyed creating it,” says Hotel Manager, Andrew Gri ths, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Garden Bar and Kitchen.” For more information call 01736 363117 or visit www.hotelpenzance.com

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Having undergone a complete refurbishment, Housel Bay Hotel’s signature restaurant ‘Fallowfields’ re opened on Friday th February. The renovations are inspired by the beautiful coastal location and re ect the hotel’s ethos of relaxation and connecting back to nature. The interiors have a contemporary finish and are designed to complement the restaurant’s casual style of fine dining. With the work of local artist, Jo Downs, and bespoke lighting from Cornish designer, Tom a eld, Housel Bay Hotel has introduced to the

restaurant a palette of colour and texture that inspires you to reconnect to nature whilst enjoying Fallowfield’s take on Cornish fine dining. The Head Chef, oseph Fallowfield, uses the freshest local ingredients to ensure that each dish is elegantly refined. Guests are delighted with special dining experiences that are only enhanced by the restaurant’s stunning refurbishment and beautiful location. For more information call 01326 567500 or visit www.houselbay.com

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A weekend on Scilly reveals a thriving wildlife population, many unique breeds and a haven of untouched beauty.

WORDS BY ANDY FORSTER

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he Isles of Scilly is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), over half of which is looked after by local charity, the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust. For me, the easiest way to travel to the Isles of Scilly is on the Skybus from Land’s End, taking only 15 minutes and running year round; it’s a brilliantly convenient way to travel. Upon arrival I head to Tregarthen’s Hotel, located on St Mary’s island; the hotel is situated right by the water’s edge, just yards from the quay where day boats gather ready to head off exploring the islands. It’s evening when I arrive so I head to the hotel restaurant and enjoy the catch of the day fish and chips as I admire the spectacular views across St Mary’s Harbour and out to sea. Known for its exceptional food and wonderful location, Tregarthen’s Hotel is a great base from which to explore the stunning archipelago.

EXPERIENCE If you’d like to book a stay at Tregarthen’s Hotel call 01720 422540 or visit www.tregarthens-hotel.co.uk

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ABOVE Darren Hart, Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust Education Ranger  RIGHT Nationally important colonies of European Shag breed across the archipelago

The next day I wake up to an unseasonably warm October morning and head to Porthcressa beach, St Mary’s. I meet with Darren Hart, the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust’s Education anger, to find out more about the Trust and its work. Our wildlife tour of St Mary’s is to take in Peninnis, Old Town Bay and the Lower Moors. As we walk and talk it becomes immediately apparent that Darren is passionate about both his job and Scilly. He tells me that beach-cleaning events across the islands have removed a staggering three tonnes of marine debris in 2019 alone, which is good news for the island’s thriving seal population. The Isles of Scilly AONB has many designations, including one of the highest available – a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) – due to its nationally important population of seals. The Atlantic Grey Seal, is amongst the rarest seals in the world and the islands boast one of the largest breeding colonies in the south west. It’s not just the marine life that falls under the responsibility of the Trust; it has also taken on a significant land management programme that has seen more than 40,000 metres of paths being cut annually to allow better access across the islands. Darren also tells me that over five hectares of heathland and wetland have been cleared of invasive plant species to allow wild owers to thrive. As we reach the Lower Moors, which is a Site of Special cientific Interest ( I), I also discover that a second year of hydrological monitoring has been completed here which will ensure that

biodiversity is protected and enhanced and sustainable water quality targets are achieved for the future. As a charity, the Trust relies on grants, donations, membership and legacies to carry out its essential work – a donation to the Trust ensures the protection of Scilly’s wild places for generations to come. Elsewhere on Scilly, wild bird communities are thriving, not least the islands’ annually returning breeding colony of Manx shearwaters. To end my first day’s foray, I join Vickie Heaney, the Trust’s resident seabird ecologist for a ‘chick check’ on Penninis Head. A staggering 43 chicks have already been identified, all in t Agnes where the eabird Recovery Programme has done wonders for the bird population, by controlling the rat numbers. Vickie tells me that there are no chicks yet on St Mary’s, but that there are breeding pairs, so we are hopeful that we might be successful with our evening’s search.

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TRAVELLING TO THE ISLES OF SCILLY Isles of Scilly Travel provides Skybus services to St Mary’s island from Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter. Or you can catch the Scillonian ferry from Penzance. (www. islesofscilly-travel.co.uk)

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ABOVE Bryher Fisherman, Mark Pender of Island Fish, hauling pots of Scillonian crab and lobster  RIGHT We explored the Eastern Isles with Fraser Hicks, Captain of the Sea King, as our guide

EVENING DINING I can wholeheartedly recommend the lobster night at Longstone Cafe, providing delicious fresh food in an amazing location (www. longstonecafe.co.uk).

Vickie plays a recording of a Manx shearwater’s call, and I’m delighted to hear that there is a response from a chick. However, despite searching under stones, as the shearwaters are burrow nesting birds, our hunt for chicks sadly doesn’t come to fruition that evening. But on my return to the mainland I hear some great news from Vickie: “I wanted to update you on the chick we heard out at Peninnis. I'm just back from checking on it this evening. It was dark and foggy and when I got there at 9pm the chick was already sitting outside the burrow entrance – it was still really uite uffy (adult feathers all there, but still a lot of down left around its head and shoulders). It shu ed back in and I sat for a little while outside. I think it has another week or two before it heads off to Brazil and I will go out again to see if I can get a recording of its 'teenager' squeaky call!”

The next morning dawns bright and fine and I make my way eagerly to the quay to join a St Mary’s Boatman’s Association wildlife trip to the Eastern Isles. There’s nothing quite like the sights and sounds of St Mary’s quayside. The Scillonian III occupies her prominent berth, while happy holidaymakers board the off-island boats ready for a day’s excursion. The Eastern Isles are a group of eight islands that can be found to the south-east of St Martin’s. They are not only home to one of the largest breeding colonies of Atlantic grey seals, but also provide a habitat for eight breeding seabird species including the shags and pu ns. The water is calm and the sun high and our trip feels like something of a mini cruise. Cormorants and seals abound, all enjoying a spot of sunbathing on the rocks. We are out on the water for an hour and half, which goes in a ash as there is so much to see. Although, sadly, the elusive pu n is precisely that.

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Perfect for Mother’s Day Gift boxes of scented narcissi direct from the Isles of Scilly VISIT SCILLYFLOWERS.CO.UK CALL 01720 422169 • Secure Attended Indoor and Outdoor Parking with over 200 spaces. • Friendly, Professional and Reliable. • Park anything, any time. • Fully Insured Collection and delivery service. • Valeting, Servicing, Bodywork and MOTs arranged by appointment.

Rooms with a view… and what a glorious view it is. Tregarthen’s Hotel must have the most glorious setting of any hotel on St Mary’s, right by the water’s edge, just yards from the quay. The perfect base for your break on Scilly.

• Restaurant with panoramic sea views • Spacious lounge bar

• Garden terrace for • Luxury bedrooms, many with sea views al fresco dining • 6 self catering cottages • Cornish Cream Teas

www.tregarthens-hotel.co.uk | 01720 422540 Located just above the Harbour on St Mary’s

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As a Dive Master, my final underwater exploration of the weekend is much anticipated. In the company of Anna from cilly eal norkelling I get the chance to look beneath the waters of the astern Isles. And it’s a whole other, ethereally beautiful world. The sandy shallows teem with fish, shrimps and crabs all set against the pristine white sand that cilly is famous for. We’re not under the water for more than a few minutes before an Atlantic grey seal glides into view. Her grey body glistens as the sunshine penetrates the surface from above, set against the stunning brown kelp forests beneath. As she turns towards me her giant black eyes are like jet pools. In a magical moment, a smaller male swims up to her and as I watch in awe, they appear to cuddle and kiss. either are afraid of our presence and are happy to swim with us for most of the time we are in the water. There couldn’t have been a more fitting end to my wildlife adventure on cilly and it certainly won’t be long before I’m back!

LEFT A male and female touching noses BELOW Grey seals, unafraid of my presence in the water

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TRANSPORT ON THE ISLES OF SCILLY As well as the St Mary’s Boatmen’s Association (01720 423999), other ways to get around St Mary’s island by land include Paulger’s Passenger Transport (01720 423701) and Toots Taxis (01720 422142).

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ABOVE Immerse yourself in a truly indulgent leisure experience

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arking the completion of another phase in The Headland Hotel’s ambitious programme of development – which last year celebrated 40 years under the ownership of John and Carolyn Armstrong – is an all-new, multi-million-pound leisure experience, called ‘The Aqua Club’. The goal of The Headland’s development programme is to create a five star destination, attracting visitors to this luxurious hotel and its award-winning self-catering cottages, and The Aqua Club is the embodiment of that vision. It’s due for completion late in the spring and let us tell you, it looks incredible! “The Aqua Club will take The Headland into the next decade and beyond, providing the luxury experience that this destination has become well-known for,” explains hotel owner, Mr Armstrong. Indeed, comprising a 25-metre pool – one of five in total – as well as an adjoining hydrotherapy pool and children’s pool for Headland guests and members – the new facilities will also incorporate a sun terrace with impressive ocean views. utside, a heated infinity pool and hot tub will enable guests to immerse themselves in beautiful surroundings and relax as they soak up the stunning Atlantic views.

A further vitality pool, sheltered al fresco dining and sunbathing area will provide a place to release the stresses and strains of everyday life. Finishing it all off – situated between the indoor and outdoor areas – will be The Deck, a new café and bistro-styled restaurant where guests and members can come just for a bite to eat or to recharge after a session in the pool. The overall result is set to be staggering, so if you’ve been looking for a stay or spa experience that redefines the meaning of luxury, don’t miss the spring unveiling of The Headland Hotel’s brand new Aqua Club.

THE HEADLAND HOTEL

Fistral Beach, Newq uay TR7 1EW 01637 872211 reception@headlandhotel.co.uk www.headlandhotel.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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l u f i t u a is be Forever Cornwall takes a very personal approach to holiday cottage letting.

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DISCOVER MORE Forever Cornwall represents a personally curated collection of unique coastal retreats, always welcoming new enquiries and happily taking the time to discuss your needs without obligation.

ornwall has once again been named ‘Best UK Holiday County’ at the British Travel Awards, a well-deserved reputation that’s led to more holiday cottages and therefore more letting agencies than ever. A quick search online will display a myriad of big agency brands, as well as Airbnb and other ‘DIY’ letting options. There are old familiar names as well as big national ‘corporates’, with recent years seeing a feeding-frenzy of behemoth mega-agencies buying up regional ones. As an owner, this can put you in quite a quandary – how do you choose the right agency? We discuss why a smaller agency might be the best choice for you and your holiday property. Firstly, smaller means more personal. This is far more than a ‘nice to have’ – it makes sound business sense. Customers, quite rightly, expect to be treated as individuals. And this is particularly true at the high end of the market, where guests value talking to customer service staff who genuinely know cottages and locations, and who will also remember them from previous visits. This leads to stronger customer satisfaction, better brand loyalty and more repeat bookings. Personal is better for owners too – no one wants to be ‘a number’, and a smaller agency can usually be more exible in meeting owners’ needs too. A small agency will never forget that you and your property matter.

A second good reason is to help your MAIN property stand out. Think of a supermarket Even the biggest – great for the shopper who wants a bargain, holiday homes can but less so for a unique or niche product benefit from that will struggle to stand out in a crowd. A smaller boutique agencies small agency is more like a boutique shop; individual properties can each have a place ABOVE in the shop window, and customers expect to Could your holiday pay a little more. let benefit from a more personalised Last but not least, smaller local agencies service? give more back to Cornish communities, because with no corporate shareholders, more income is re-spent locally, in exactly the same way as buying local foodie produce. We know that the vast majority of holiday home owners care passionately about the communities they are part of, with a growing number of them seeking an ethical approach to letting that really does give something back. So, if you are investing in a holiday property, or already have one but are reconsidering your options, consider thinking smaller – it may just be smarter.

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Beautiful stays Tara, St Ives in fabulous St Ives, Tara is an individual, architect in St Ives Situated designed contemporary house in the perfect location for a and Flushing large family retreat. The property has five bedrooms (plus an additional study with double pull-out sofa bed), an enclosed sun trap garden and on-site parking for two cars. et down a uiet, narrow lane bordering fields and just a ten-minute walk from the Tate St Ives gallery and the golden sands of orthmeor, Tara allows guests to enjoy everything that St Ives can offer with the additional bonus of being able to get away from the crowds. To maximise the elevated position, the living area is on the first oor where there is a spacious open plan living dining kitchen area, plus a feature glazed gable end opening onto a full-length balcony with contemporary corner seating, which offers views over St Ives Bay. Head downstairs and you’ll find five bedrooms, consisting of two king size, en suite bedrooms, two twin rooms (two single beds), and one bunk bedroom. There is also a large family bathroom with a bath. The property has oak ooring throughout the upstairs rooms and bedrooms and real slate ooring and tiling to the hallway and bathrooms. The south facing, stonewalled garden is laid to lawn and equipped with seating and a kettle barbeque. Suitable for large parties of 10-12 people, you will have all you need for a memorable holiday in this amazing town – galleries, restaurants, boat trips and breathtaking coastal walks, to name but a few.

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| STAY Kersey Cottage, Flushing The quaint Cornish charm and timeless serenity of Flushing village offers a welcome haven in this extremely popular part of Cornwall, with a number of local amenities on hand that make this the perfect base to begin your self-catering stay. Within walking distance is a well-stocked local shop, a quayside bistro restaurant and two family friendly pubs, both of which serve delicious local food and beer. A regular ferry service runs from Flushing to Falmouth, where you will find a host of things to see and do and which is but a stone’s throw across the Penryn river. The sandy beaches and tourist sites of Falmouth, including the Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle and a variety of independent shops and restaurants will keep young and old entertained for hours. Upon returning after a day of adventure, Kersey Cottage is fully equipped with everything you need for your stay, and boasts both versatile and high-quality accommodation across three oors, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Outside, the suntrap garden is a real bonus. In total, the cottage sleeps up to eight guests and dogs are welcome too, making it the perfect solution for a luxury escape with family or friends.

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Old Saltings, St Ives Nestled on Porthmeor beach, this cleverly thought out apartment is full of surprises and enjoys arguably the best sea, beach and sunset views in all of St Ives. It’s no wonder it has a reputation as a hidden gem and regulars come back year after year after year. It's perfect for families or friends with a space for everyone to enjoy, be it curled up on the window seat with a great book watching the world pass by on the beach, sleeping in the Zen room to the sound of the waves or cooking up a storm in a very well-equipped kitchen. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms this apartment comfortably accommodates up to seven people, making it a great choice for larger families and groups of friends. When it’s time to hit the beach, you’re just a few steps away from the white sands of Porthmeor, the home of Tate t Ives and surfing in this old fishing town. Guests of all ages can’t help but fall for the location. The owners architectural in uence is easy to see, their creative input in areas like the kitchen are clear and they’ve made sure there is a workspace, children’s dining area and even a shower outside to wash off the sand. Old Saltings has been designed with multi-generational get togethers in mind.

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low life down, get back to nature and escape to the seaside whenever you choose, with your very own holiday home. et in uiet corners of the countryside, yet close to some of the Duchy’s most iconic beaches, Parkdean Resorts' holiday parks at ew uay, t Minver and White Acres offer the perfect haven away from modern-day life. The best part is that with a range of payment options available, you’re sure to find the perfect Parkdean Resorts holiday home for you! From cosy pre owned caravans to stylish new lodges, all three Cornish resorts have holiday homes to suit every taste and budget, with models ranging from two to three bedrooms, and prices starting at just £14,995 at ew uay and t Minver, and , at White Acres. At Parkdean Resorts, holiday home ownership doesn’t just represent the opportunity to escape whenever you please; it represents a new lifestyle, one that allows you to enjoy Cornwall’s incredible coast and countryside at the drop of a hat, be that for a family holiday or a uiet winter getaway. These unlimited year-round holidays mean you’ll finally have time to enjoy the simple pleasures that Cornwall has to offer, both during the height of summer, and in the cooler months when the crowds have dispersed (terms and conditions apply, visit

the website for more details). Think sweeping beach walks along miles of golden sand, eyes peeled for wildlife; picture yourself immersed in the county’s fantastic offering of watersports, from sailing and kayaking, to stand up paddleboarding, surfing, even waterskiing! It’s a whole new lifestyle that awaits you at Parkdean Resorts, one that’s focused on rest, indulgence and making family memories that will last a lifetime. But that’s not to say you need to leave the park to enjoy your holiday home. Recently, Parkdean Resorts has added a series of new developments to its Cornish parks. ew uay’s eight new plots all enjoy sea views; White Acres has added five pitches opposite the park’s tran uil fishing lakes, and at t Minver, you’ll find three new pitches located in peaceful woodland glades. ew plots such as these are rare, offering owners the perfect setting to just ‘be’, so they are sure to be popular. If you’d like to take the first step towards holiday home ownership, why not call Parkdean Resorts to discuss your ambitions and book your appointment? With stunning new plots available across all three parks, there’s never been a better time!

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t Cornwall Hideaways, the team can help turn your dream of owning a holiday home into a reality, thanks to a dedicated holiday lettings service. Whether you’re looking to buy, build or convert a property, Cornwall Hideaways’ locally based team of experts can offer plenty of advice. From an initial rental forecast, to the names of tried and trusted suppliers, you can count on them for all the help you’re likely to need. Plus, with well placed o ces near Truro and also near Wadebridge, they can give you the inside scoop on Cornwall’s hotspots! Cornwall Hideaways promise to manage your property with the same love and attention you would, ensuring it fulfils its potential. And with a tailored range of services, you can be as involved as you like, safe in the knowledge that you and your guests will be well looked after. ome of the many benefits of working with Cornwall Hideaways include competitive commission rates, zero joining or annual fees, and a marketed or managed service. Your property will also be listed with professional photography and covered for damage, giving you peace of mind when you’re not around. Experts in their industry, the team can help you navigate the rules and regulations that you and your property need to meet,

providing you with an income forecast and suggestions for maximising your return. If you don’t wish to be involved day-today, the management team are always on hand to take care of everything for you. Of course, many owners nowadays are choosing to take more of an active role in running their holiday let, in which case, Cornwall Hideaways are happy to leave you to it. When you need it, an experienced Client Services team and in-house maintenance team are on hand to support you and your guests, and by following their advice, you can ensure your property stands out from the crowd. Once you’re on board, a dedicated Marketing team will work closely with you to ensure they deliver the number of bookings promised. So, if you think Cornwall Hideaways could help improve the performance of your holiday home, or you're looking for assistance in the early stages of the buying process, why not get in touch with one of this sterling Cornish company’s Property Managers?

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he only way to properly stand out in a crowded market is to focus on the uniqueness of your holiday rental and the experience you offer, doing it justice by showcasing your property to its very best. After all, if your property is indeed exceptional, surely it deserves its own marketing! The holiday rental market is now more competitive than ever; if you don’t want to be lost in a crowd of thousands of other holiday providers, the ACT Independent team has been working with independent owners since 2014, providing a customised marketing service that’s designed to focus purely on you. Jenny Olds, who manages Trewidden House and Garden for the Bolitho Estates in west Cornwall, tells us: “Following a decision to leave an agency and market the property ourselves – in an effort to generate more bookings – we turned to ACT Independent to help us. Their team did everything from the very best professional photography, web design, booking set-up and more, to deliver a modern and custombuilt website that re ects the location and features of Trewidden House and Garden in beautiful detail.” Jenny informs us that ACT also support with marketing activity and provide excellent, ongoing technical

back-up for the Trewidden website. Thanks to ACT, she continues: “We no longer pay any agency commissions and have total freedom to generate the exposure that our property deserves.” The ACT Independent team – like the properties they work with – are unique. They only work with select property owners, providing the highest level of care and expertise to promote their valued properties. They support all aspects of marketing too, never taking a ‘one size fits all’ approach, and with some of the industry’s most experienced in this niche field – including founder Andrew Dalby; Head of Marketing, Jo Blaylock; Head of Web Design, Robert Camp; Photographer, Marcin Chojnacki; Booking and Analysis expert, Kerry Scott; and Accounts Director, Ursula George – ACT Independent is dedicated to supporting premier clients in the market. In short, if your property deserves a better kind of marketing, to help it stand out in a crowded market, ACT Independent is the obvious choice.

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On Display Showcasing local artists and art galleries

1. CUSTOMS HOUSE GALLERY Beach Light, Long ock by Roger Curtis

tanding on orthleven’s harbourside, The Customs House Gallery showcases a diverse collection of work by some of Cornwall’s finest artists. The gallery is also a member of the wn Art cheme, which makes buying original art affordable by spreading the cost over ten months with no interest to pay. For more information and details, including the gallery’s bespoke framing service, head to the website.

COMMERCIAL ROAD, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9JD 01326 569365 | www.cornwall-art.co.uk

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Charlestown Beach by Liz Hackney Atishoo Gallery is a family business with a fantastic selection of original paintings and prints, many produced by owners Liz Hackney and aul 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 aul also have an onsite bespoke picture framing workshop. lease see the website for opening times. 71 CHARLESTOWN ROAD, CHARLESTOWN PL25 3NL 01726 65900 | www.atishoogallery.co.uk

4. LISA HARKER QUIRKY ART Dancing With the Butter ies by Lisa Harker

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Handcrafted home decor by Michael Jenkin Michael’s hand crafted designs are inspired by his love of surfing. With a passion for fine furniture, he 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. Head to the website to see more designs and check out personalisation options. 07856 594414 | www.bespokesurf.co.uk

Artist Lisa Harker always dreamt of moving to Cornwall. ow, having been here for more than a decade, she draws inspiration from the beauty of her surroundings. Her work, which features lots of colour, has a simple style and much of it depicts hearts and owers. he uses an unusual techni ue of piping paint onto canvas and wood to create texture and depth. Why not see it for yourself at Lisa’s gallery in Truro?

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Gemwyth ea Glass ewellery was originally founded in the south of Cornwall, by the self taught Becky dwards. All Becky’s items are made with sea glass found on the Cornish coastline, and she uses only sustainable materials. From rings and bangles, to necklaces, headbands and even a recycled Cornish copper selection, Becky’s wares are available online. Inspired by the sea and surfing lifestyle, and named after the Cornish word for ‘jewellery’, Gemweyth welcomes commissions and jewellery repairs, and items can be made from your own pieces of collected sea glass. gemweythseaglass@outlook.com www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GemweythSeaGlass

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Barrel ellyfish in t Michael’s Mount Harbour by Tom Foreman The ocean has always played an integral role in every aspect of Tom’s life. n this particular shot, Tom says I’ve taken loads of images of barrel jellyfish around t Michael’s Mount, and this is one of my favourites. Visit his website to view and order from the online gallery, or Tom will happily take commissions. Images available professionally framed and mounted, or printed directly onto a beautifully hand finished plywood frame. 07773 085427 | www.saltwaterimages.co.uk

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7. CORNISH FUSED GLASS

Treasured Memories by Kirstyn Smith Working from her studio at home, irstyn mith 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

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Along with The Craft iln (Cornish crafts) and ail Loft mporium (anti ues and collectables) Cscape Art is part of The ld Workshop, next to the main car park at Charlestown. Many originals, prints and cards by resident artist, arah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey are available at the gallery. ee website for opening hours.

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I Wish I Could how ou by Mel Chambers I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being. – Hafiz. Bringing ancient th century inlay techni ues into a modern day era, Alchemy Tiles individually hand carves, rather than paints, inspiring images, uotes and poetry into beautiful bespoke and uni ue creations. All held eternal in earth and time. Commissions welcome.

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10. VINCENT BASHAM STUDIO/GALLERY Holywell Bay unset by Vincent Basham

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pen from 0am until pm daily, Vincent’s studio and gallery has been open for just over a year now, in the garden of his Wadebridge home overlooking the river Camel. He has had successful exhibitions in both ock and adstow in the past two years. Commissions welcome.

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Located in the pictures ue coastal village of erranuthnoe, The Cowhouse Gallery is run by a group of local artists and craftspeople, offering a wide range of work at very affordable prices. pen daily, paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodturning and leatherwork are all beautifully displayed in this light and bright art space. LYNFIELD CRAFT CENTRE, PERRANUTHNOE TR20 9NE 01736 710538 | www.cowhousegallery.co.uk

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Wait For Me There In Wonderment by Steve Slimm Celebrating over 0 years of painting the glorious Cornish heritage coast, this iconic oil painting perfectly captures t Michael’s Mount at its stormiest. ‘Wait For Me There In Wonderment’ ( x cm plus frame – wall price , ) is one of

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Cousin Jack’s – the theatre company that brought you The Mousehole Cat stage show – comes to Penzance with Percy Pengelly and the Wibble Wobble!

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his Easter, ‘wibble wobble’ your way through Percy Pengelly’s tall tale of ups and downs, based on the children’s book by Jenny Steele Scolding. Once the world’s most famous tightrope walker, this fantastic production – hosted in Percy’s morethan-marvellous Cornish big-top – follows Percy’s story as he searches for a new career in Cornwall. Witness his fall from fame to superduper pooper scooper, before reaching the giddy heights of a fishing port’s rooftops! This brand new, live-action production is high in energy, rich in laughs, and takes place in a beautifully re-imagined circus big-top on the lawn at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens near Penzance. It comes courtesy of Cousin Jack’s Theatre Company, who’re known for highquality family theatre designed to be enjoyed by all ages. “Family theatre really should be high-quality performances that can be enjoyed by absolutely everyone,” says Artistic Director, Guy Watson. “We believe that you are never too old or young to lose yourself in new and imaginative worlds! And don’t think for second that this is your average ‘hello boys and girls’ style of offering; the story of Percy Pengelly is specifically designed for the whole family to enjoy together – a chance for old and new friends to sit and share a heart-warming story.

Opening on 28th March, with shows taking place in the morning, afternoon and early evening, Tremenheere Kitchen will also be providing delicious pre-bookable food, to be enjoyed before or after the show. There will also be discounted entry to the sculpture gardens for anyone with a ticket, meaning you and your family can really make a day of it. For anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, or who might be uncomfortable with loud noises or sudden lighting changes, there will also be relaxed, signed and captioned performances taking place, once again making this Cousin Jack’s production one that absolutely everybody can take part in. This exciting new production would make a fantastic addition to any Easter itinerary. To find out more about the show and to book your tickets, be sure to head online and visit the Cousin Jacks website.

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This three-night stay at Tregarthen’s Hotel includes dinner on your first night and return tickets on the Scillonian III. With the most stunning setting just yards from St Mary's quay, you’ll be in prime position to catch a boat and explore the isles.

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COMPETITIONS |

A design classic Win a designer toaster from Dream Doors Truro

A COTTAGE STAY Enjoy a two-night stay in a beautiful setting at Greenwood Grange

Foodies, listen up!

Win a pair of Gourmet tickets to Porthleven Food Festival

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£240

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This is your chance to win a design classic. The Red Smeg toaster is stylish, functional and brings a flash of colour to your home. Because Dream Doors Truro believe that it’s the little details that make all the difference.

Relax in magnificent surroundings, make the most of the indoor pool and sauna, or enjoy an invigorating walk at the nearby Thorncombe woods. There’s even an onsite shop with essentials (including wine!) for a relaxing night in front of the fire.

A TOAST!

Cheers

Win a selection of Camel Valley wines plus a tour of the vineyard

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£233 Courtesy of the experts at Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, this is your chance to win a selection of nine Cornish Camel Valley wines – rated ‘World Class’ – plus a tour for two of the vineyard on the slopes near the Camel river.

Win a 70cl bottle of The Little Gin Shack’s house gin

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£42 This smooth, London dry type gin with a subtle citrus note is The Little Gin Shack’s very own house gin, and it’s a must try! Reminiscent of balmy summer afternoons, it’s just one of more than 40 Cornish gins available at this Wadebridge emporium!

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Watch superstar chefs cook up a storm, eat, then enjoy the music, including an evening with northern soul legends, Smoove and Turrell. Enjoy all of this and more at Porthleven’s annual Food Festival, from 17th to 19th April, with two Gourmet tickets.

A WEEKEND AWAY Win a weekend at Beach Stays in Praa Sands for four

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£440 Beach Stays Praa Sands' coastal properties are all about making the most of the stunning beachside location. Welcoming dogs, surfers, walkers and families with gardens, parking and sea views – it’s the perfect self-catering escape.

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

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We are a family company spanning three generations of the finest craftsmen, helping people bring new life to their loved pieces of furniture. Our clients come from all corners of the country and have chosen us since 1965 for our excellent customer service, attention to detail, sympathetic restorations and a good understanding of the original manufacture.

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St John’s Business Park • Penzance Road • Helston • TR13 8HN enquiries@pandcupholstery.co.uk www.pandcupholstery.co.uk

Moving house can be a stressful experience, so why not avoid all the stress and let us handle it? We are a friendly family-run removals service who pride ourselves on looking after the customer at every stage of the move. We handle removals throughout the UK and Europe, both to and from Cornwall.

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

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Win!

Win a stay at Polurrian on the Lizard

WORTH ÂŁ500 Nestled on a cliff edge, this hotel is the perfect place to take a breath, feel the sea breeze and make the Cornish coast your playground.

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This is a coastal hotel with a very different outlook.

The winner will receive: A two-night stay for two adults at Polurrian on the Lizard Double sea view room, dinner, bed & breakfast To buy a ticket and enter this special competition, you must correctly answer the question: On which peninsula is this hotel situated?

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This highly contemporary & super stylish five bedroom detached residence of individual design occupies an immensely desirable location within a quiet cul-de-sac just moments from Trevose Golf Club & the magnificent sandy beach at Constantine Bay. EPC C

Constantine Bay | £1,095,000

This elegant three bedroom/three storey townhouse is located in the desirable old town area of Padstow just yards from the vibrant harbour, cafes and restaurants. EPC F

Padstow | £675,000

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With far reaching views across St Mawgan towards the ocean at Mawgan Porth sits this enchanting two bedroom thatched roof cottage with one bedroom annexe situated within approximately 3 acres of glorious gardens & paddock with equestrian stables & double garage. EPC E

St Mawgan | ÂŁ925,000

Situated in a quiet hamlet just moments from the beach at Trebarwith Strand with far reaching views to the sea is this deceptively spacious four bedroom detached house with established front & rear gardens, integral garage & ample off road parking. EPC E

Treknow, Nr Trebarwith Strand | ÂŁ395,000

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PERRANWELL STATION, NR TRURO

Asking Price £795,000

An imposing, extended early twentieth century detached five-bedroom family house set in approximately one acre of grounds with a swimming pool and double garage. Great location at the edge of Perranwell village close to the railway station. EPC rating F.

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RUAN MINOR, FARMHOUSE WITH 5 ACRES OF LAND, GUIDE PRICE, £575,000 An opportunity to acquire a substantial four bedroom traditional property with extensive gardens and land approaching five acres in total. The property itself offers spacious accommodation with plenty of scope and potential. Externally there is a double garage located just across the lane and a range of useful outbuildings including a poly tunnel. The land is currently arranged to offer various areas to include a secluded garden with pretty patio seating area and pond. A well stocked ‘Kitchen Garden’, a further area currently utilised for chickens and geese and two large enclosures which have both been extensively planted with young trees and a further smaller enclosure with a dense copse of mature pine trees. There is also a large nature pond situated within one of the larger fields. The land is hugely versatile and could potentially suit a variety of uses. There is vehicle access at a couple of points from the road and the present vendors inform us that historically a small camping and caravanning site was run from here. A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the scope and potential of what is on offer. EPC – E – 39

PENZANCE, SUBSTANTIAL HOUSE WITH VIEWS TOWARDS ST MICHAELS MOUNT, £535,000 This detached four bedroom home is offered for sale in excellent order having been thoroughly renovated and extended by the present owners. The property is enhanced by a generous size corner plot with landscaped gardens and panoramic views across Mounts Bay taking in St Michaels Mount. Inside, the refurbished accommodation provides an inner hallway, a superb dual aspect sitting room which is of a great size with plenty of natural light and stunning views. The brand new kitchen/diner is impressive with quartz work surfaces and plenty of space for a dining table and chairs, from here a door leads to the utility room with generous built in storage and access to the integral garage. The first floor provides a family bathroom, study/ bedroom five and four further bedrooms with the master boasting an en suite shower room and a Juliet balcony with sea views. Outside, large mature gardens are to the front, side and rear of the property whilst a new tarmac drive provides parking for multiple vehicles and leads to the garage. Further refinements to this impressive dwelling include new double glazed windows and doors, a new gas central heating system, an electrical rewire in addition to new carpets and floor coverings throughout. Offered for immediate sale with no onward chain, we strongly recommend a viewing of this property to appreciate the quality on offer. EPC – C – 74

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TREVARTH, MID CORNWALL A MAGNIFICENT GRADE II LISTED STONE AND GRANITE BARN CONVERSION Situated at the end of a quiet country lane the location offers superb privacy. A private driveway sweeps alongside the paddock to the rear of the property from which there are delightful views over the surrounding countryside. There is ample parking, a small agricultural shed/ workshop, a log store and a detached double garage. The accommodation comprises; entrance hall, two ground floor bedrooms, utility, shower/w.c. and a splendid kitchen/dining room. To the first floor there is a sitting room with wood burning stove as well as the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. An excellent package in a delightful setting. No chain.

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CHARITY |

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL Newquay Zoo is Cornwall’s largest wildlife attraction, but did you know that it’s also a conservation charity working on projects around the world?

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ABOVE Support Wild Planet Trust with a visit to Newquay Zoo RIGHT  The Sulawesi crested black macaque

ewquay Zoo is part of Wild Planet Trust, which also includes Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts at Torquay. Its conservation projects are split into five key areas Wild Coasts includes work at lapton Ley (a freshwater coastal lake), seagrass in Tor Bay, and marine plastics. Wild Forests features projects in Indonesia and Nigeria, as well as campaigning for sustainable palm oil. Wild Hills covers work in Tanzania and Zimbabwe, while Wild Futures includes programmes to save the Owston’s civet and the Critically Endangered Vietnamese pheasant. Wild at Home is the title for the Trust’s work in the , covering things like nature reserves and inspiring local people to encourage local wildlife. Two of the main projects in which Newquay Zoo is involved are based in Indonesia and Vietnam. elamatkan aki (‘ ave the ulawesi crested black maca ue’ in Indonesian) is based on the island of ulawesi, and champions the conservation of the ulawesi crested black maca ue – a truly charismatic primate. This is a busy, sociable monkey – as you can see by observing the troops at both Newquay Zoo and Paignton Zoo. The project team is also busy; there’s a lot that needs to be done, from opposing habitat loss and challenging hunting for bush-meat, to tackling wildlife tra cking and helping local people develop sustainable livelihoods. Another project that ew uay oo works closely with is ‘ ave Vietnam’s Wildlife’, a conservation partner that aims to raise awareness of the endangered civets and the threats they face from the people who share its habitat. In 2019, Newquay Zoo successfully bred a civet, which was great news; before then, no babies had been raised in zoos since 20 . In fact, there are only 25 recorded in captivity, and six of these are at Newquay Zoo. No one really knows how many there are left in the wild, but it’s safe to say there aren’t enough, which is why Newquay Zoo is leading international efforts to save this lovely south east Asian mammal – by trialling new management techniques, new husbandry methods and new diets to encourage breeding.

Newquay Zoo is a registered charity that relies on fundraising and guests in order to look after animals and carry out vital conservation work. To find out more, visit the website and social media, or better still, pencil a visit in your diary and release your inner animal!

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