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elebrating Cornwall’s coastal heritage in this month’s cover feature, from page 12 we take a look at the sailing lifestyle on offer in Falmouth and along the south coast. Thinking of making the move, or buying a holiday home in the Duchy? From page 18 we showcase some of the Cornish market’s hottest property. Alternatively, if you’re just visiting, we have some ideas on how you can make the most of your stay. On page 33, get inspired to visit the emerald archipelago that is the Isles of Scilly, or if our cover feature has inspired you to head for Falmouth, turn to page 34 and discover one of the town’s finest hotels. We’ve also included some superb places to eat including Rick Stein’s (page 4), summer style ideas (page 70), a selection of Cornish artists and galleries (page 74) and even places to visit for those holidaying with their hound (page 76), not to mention the host of Cornish prizes up for grabs in this month’s competitions (page 68)! So pop the kettle on, take a seat in the sunshine and imagine yourself basking in the sea breeze; our Special Cotswolds Edition of Cornwall Living has everything you need to turn that dream into reality. Happy reading!

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•EXPERIENCE• RICK STEIN MARLBOROUGH Rick Stein’s restaurant in Marlborough is located on the high street in Lloran House, a stunning Grade II listed building. Guests can enjoy some of Rick’s most iconic seafood dishes that have taken the Cornish foodie scene by storm, such as Dover sole a la meunière and turbot hollandaise, as well as a selection of meat, game and dishes inspired by Rick’s travels around the world. The beautiful interiors remain sympathetic to the Georgian architecture with plenty of cosy corners to get together with friends and family for great food, drink and conversation.

RICK STEIN MARLBOROUGH 42a High Street, M arlb orough, W iltshire SN 8 1HQ 01672 233333 www.rickstein.com

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News & views

Catch up with Cornwall

Luxury property

Find your dream home

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Coastal escapes

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Competitions

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Our favourite Cornish stays Win a little piece of Cornwall A window into Cornwall's art scene

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Seaside luxury

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The perfect holiday base

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Defining an experience

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From Burford to Burden

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Great escapes

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Away from it all

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A Cornish escape

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Bliss by the bay

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Introducing St Ives Holiday Village Discover Tresco and the Isles of Scilly At the Falmouth Hotel Just a short stroll from the beach We catch up with Charteroak Estates The Penrose Burden Cottages story With Boutique Retreats

Take a north coast cottage break Courtesy of Cornwall Hideaways Luxury Cornish stays by the sea From Forever Cornwall

Making waves

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The freedom to roam

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Summer collection

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Wear the weekend with Weird Fish Enter the world of recumbent cycling A trip to Slickers Doghouse Victoria Sewart's latest exhibition Freeing up business owners' time

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Escape with the experts Escape to St Ives is a family run, self-catering letting agency that prides itself on providing quality accommodation for those seeking the perfect holiday experience. St Ives is a world-renowned holiday destination, so whether you’re a visitor hoping to make the most of it, or a holiday home owner looking for a team that will look after your much-loved property, why not make Escape to St Ives your first port of call? The team bring more than 50 years’ experience in local tourism to the table, offering a superb range of properties suited to a variety of requirements.

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Cartole Cottages For more information call 01736 769198 or visit www.escapetostives.co.uk

A partnership in work and life Based in Hayle, Brett and Leni Handcrafted Jewellery is a partnership in work and life founded by a couple who love to create and make. Brett tells us: “Our backgrounds are varied, having worked and travelled around the world before settling down in beautiful Cornwall with our two young boys.” Leni has an abundance of ideas: inspiration could come from a walk on the beach, reading a story to the kids, or simply from looking out the window. Brett’s approach, on the other hand, usually involves sitting at the workbench creating ideas on the spot or sketching various ideas as a starting block, and together, the

Located in the heart of the south east Cornwall near the bustling port of Looe and described by guests as ‘wonderful’, ‘very comfortable’ and in a ‘great location for exploring the local area’, it’s no wonder Cartole Cottages scores an average of 4.8 out of 5 on Upfront Reviews! Cartole is perfectly situated for exploring the south east coast, with stunning locations that in uenced Daphne Du Maurier and Rosamunde Pilcher, and settings you may well recognise from Poldark and Doc Martin. There’s a host of fantastic attractions nearby too, including the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock House and a number of other National Trust properties.

talented couple strive to produce unique and beautiful jewellery that’s well crafted and affordable. Not to mention, there’s free post and packaging and a 10% voucher code if you quote ‘CM09EF’ at the checkout. Trade orders welcome.

Each cottage here has its own charm and identity, many enjoying beamed ceilings and areas of original stonework. Each also has its own patio area, perfect for summer barbecues, and you’ll find everything inside you’re likely to need, come rain or shine, for the perfect relaxing Cornish break.

For more information call 07570 774332 or visit www.brettandleni.com

For more information call 01503 220956 or visit www.cartole.co.uk

01326 240221 enquiries@mountsbaymullion.co.uk www.mountsbaymullion.co.uk THE MOUNTS BAY INN, MULLION, HELSTON, CORNWALL, TR12 7HN

At the heart of the traditional fishing village of Mullion, on the beautiful Lizard peninsula in West Cornwall, The Mounts Bay Inn is proud to offer a warm and friendly welcome to visitors and locals.

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A luxury base for your south coast adventure Located just a ten-minute drive from the Eden Project, a short journey is all that will come between you and a memorable time in spectacular Cornwall! With superfast WiFi throughout, the hotel’s 36 en-suite bedrooms have been recently refurbished to a high standard with your relaxation in mind, offering a 32-inch at screen T , hairdryer, plus tea and coffee making facilities. Why not upgrade to a Deluxe room, with a king size bed, luxury bedding, 2 T , fridge, Tassimo coffee machine, bathrobes and slippers?

The Conservatory Restaurant, Lounge & Bar all offer Cornish produce, local ales and a well-stocked wine cellar, and don’t forget the Sunday carvery served from . pm to 7.30pm with award-wining pianist, Roger Miners. With free onsite parking and an outdoor pool, Fowey alley Hotel has the perfect accommodation to suit groups, families, dogs and grown ups. Don’t forget to call the team directly to find out about their seasonal offers! For more information call 01208 872223 or visit www.foweyvalleyhotel.co.uk

Quayside Fish is an award-winning Cornish fishmonger situated in orthleven an archetypally Cornish fishing village on the south coast. Weather permitting, fish and shellfish are landed directly to uayside Fish from small inshore boats owned by local fishermen. The team also sources sustainably from day boats landing at Cornish ports such as Coverack, Polperro, Looe and Fowey, so you know what you’re buying is always fresh! As well as the freshest fish and seafood, Quayside Fish offers high-quality Cornish meats, available to order and sourced from local farms. Anybody who’s visited the shop will know that the shelves are kept brim-full with wonderful Cornish produce, with everything available to order on the website, as well as over the phone. Winners of Silver and Gold awards from Taste of the West, in 2016 and 2017 respectively, if you’re looking for fresh Cornish fish from a traditional fishmonger, uayside Fish is definitely the place to visit. For more information call 01326 562008 or visit www.quaysidefish.co.uk

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News & views Embark on your

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Now that summer’s here, where better to make the most of the sun than Fowey? This gorgeous town by the sea has so much to keep you occupied, perfect for making your break by the coast truly memorable. As well as relaxing days at the beach, why not get the inside track on Fowey, Polruan or Lostwithiel with a guided walk? Alternatively, further afield, you can experience foodie delights at Mevagissey Feast Week (28th June until 4th July next year), or soak up the region’s sailing traditions at the Looe Lugger Regatta. There’s so much and more to enjoy in this wonderful pocket of Cornwall, and Lantic Bay Holidays can help you make the absolute most of it, with a choice of superb holiday lets allowing you to pick the perfect base from which to launch your adventure.

For more information call 01726 210677 or visit www.lanticbayholidays.co.uk

Sumptuous stays to suit everybody Situated in north Cornwall, less than a mile from the beautiful Boscastle harbour and with picture-postcard views, Hillsborough is set in a quiet location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 200 metres from the coastal path. Your only neighbours here are sheep, cows, peregrine falcons and the award-winning Boscastle Farm Shop, with its family-friendly café and restaurant. The Old Farmhouse, a Grade II listed farmhouse, dates back to the 18th century and is a comfortable, inviting and quirky home away from home sleeping seven; the Hayloft is a modern barn conversion with upside-down living and sleeps six, and the Boatshed is a wonderful couple’s retreat a studio with picture windows to take in the

amazing scenery. There really is something for everyone. These are three very different properties, each one self-contained and private, and each with wonderful views of sea and countryside. For more information call 01840 250218 or visit www.cottagesboscastle.co.uk

“Born alongside the river Fowey the boats and river have always featured in my life,” says boat builder Marcus Lewis. Marcus has been involved with Fowey Harbour from an early age, building traditional wooden boats for over 35 years. From building local racing yachts to strict rules and measurements, to restoring wooden boats to the owners’ specifications, he is a member of the Wooden Boatbuilders Trade Association (WBTA) and can build you a rowing boat, sailing dinghy, motor launch, or small yacht. “If you have a dream of a new wooden boat, have a restoration project in mind, or just need some advice on grandad’s leaky old boat, feel free to call in for a chat.” For more information call 07973 420568 or visit www.woodenboatbuilder.co.uk

Polkirt | Mevagissey | Cornwall | PL26 6UY | 01726 842213 | info@tremarne-hotel.co.uk

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Whether you are a budding yachtsman or already an experienced ‘salty seadog’, Cornwall’s sailing waters are a nautical paradise just waiting to be explored.

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urrounded as we are, on almost all sides, by the sea it’s not surprising that sailing is an inherent part of life in Cornwall – especially on the south coast with the port of Falmouth at its epicentre. Sailing, and in fact boats in all their forms, have always played a big part in my own life. Many a happy childhood day was spent with friends messing about in our little rowing boats off the beach at Cadgwith or joining my dad on one his many fishing trips, bringing home a haul of pollack for our tea. If we were really lucky, we would be able to grab a ride out on one of the bigger crabbers, and watch the pots come in filled with juicy crabs and lobsters. Those formative days on the water gave us a taste for adventure and independence, but also a healthy respect for the sea. When we progressed from rowing boats to sail boats, there was no such thing as ‘proper’ sailing tuition. In those days, we adopted a very Heath Robinson’ approach to our first taste of sail, pretty much teaching ourselves by trial, error and a lot of capsizing! As my own children reach the same age, they are now afforded the most fantastic opportunity to learn to sail, being taught the essential techniques by experienced instructors…and all for no cost.

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Helford River Children's Sailing Trust

The Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust (hrcst.org.uk), an RYA training centre and a member of RYA OnBoard, was set up in 2005. With an experienced team of adult volunteers, Senior Instructor, Martin Fenton and his team provided lessons for more than 850 local children last year aged between 8 and 1 . These children came from local primary schools, special schools, children excluded from education and, for the first time, a group of home educated children. The trust’s ethos is that there should be no financial barrier to any of their activities and by giving children and young adults in Cornwall access to sailing and other water activities, they can develop confidence, competence and resilience. We head to the Helford every Wednesday evening where Martin is a familiar, smiling face at each of the sailing sessions: “Our aim is to grow not only the sailor but the person. We tailor our sessions to the individual

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COVER FEATURE | sailor, matching a small group of children to a particular instructor who will get to know each school child and young adult’s needs.” I have experienced this first hand, watching my son go from being a complete novice, not knowing a stern from a bow, a tiller from a mainsheet, to excitedly volunteering to helm a Pico during a brisk easterly out on the Helford and taking part in the fantastic annual school’s regatta. It’s not always plain sailing though as Mike Comyn, Chief Instructor, explains: The environment we work in can be challenging in itself. We go out in all types of weather and sea states, varying the lesson to the conditions and finding a sheltered cove to operate from. By listening to instruction, within the safety net we create, a child is able to overcome basic fears. By doing so, he or she is given a belief in instruction. This belief and trust can then be transferred to the classroom, home and future work environment.” The Helford River is for all. If you are from a poor background in Cornwall you are very unlikely ever to experience the beauty of this wonderful place. We who work the estuary everyday, have no doubt about its impact on our lives and we love to share. We meet children who live less than 10 miles from the coast and yet have never been to the beach! They have no concept of its beauty or how to interact with the sea safely. Our job is to remove these barriers.” To help remove these barriers further the trust was delighted to announce earlier this year that it had been awarded a grant in excess of £1.6m that meant they could start work on an inland water sports centre at

LEFT The new HRCST facility at Trevassack Lake will make water sports available to all, throughout the year

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Trevassack Lake. This disused uarry will enable year round watersports for all as well incorporating adapted holiday lodge accommodation for children with severe disabilities. There will even be a oating classroom allowing young people of all abilities to get out on the water and view marine life through underwater cameras and onboard screens. You don’t have to be resident in Cornwall to take advantage of this amazing opportunity as the trust also offers holiday sailing courses for visiting children. It is grass roots opportunities such as this that are helping to grow our budding sailors here in Cornwall. From here, children have gone on to captain super yachts in the Med, race in some of the world’s most prestigious yachting events or become sailing instructors themselves. It’s clear that discovering a love of the water at an early age in Cornwall opens many doors, and for some young people it has been the driving force to study marine related subjects at Falmouth Marine School (falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk).

With a school on the site dating back as far as 1825, tutors now combine industry experience with academic expertise to offer courses that include boatbuilding, marine engineering and science and alumni regularly secure prestigious jobs within the industry, both across the UK and beyond. Falmouth local, Ben Davis, secured the position of Wing Manager for Ben Ainslie’s America Cup team, thanks to his expertise in boat technology gained at Falmouth Marine School, while Tom ackman, who is now working as a Chief Engineer on super yachts, is enjoying the career he always dreamed of while travelling the world. The marine science course has helped students progress to some of the most prestigious marine based academic institutions, but also includes a range of non academic practical skills that are often considered to be essential for progression. These range from diving, snorkeling and powerboat handling through to aquatic husbandry, photography and marine mammal observation. Former student, Clare Marshall, completed an FdSC in Marine Science at Falmouth Marine School and is now a Plankton Analyst for the Marine Biological Association: “Falmouth is the perfect location to study marine biology. With the River Fal and several beaches a stone’s throw away, it makes for the perfect outdoor classroom.”

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If you’ve got the sailing bug and want to invest in your own boat then speak to the team at Ancasta International Boat Sales (ancasta.com) who have offices in Mylor and Falmouth.

So, what does all this mean for getting out on the water in Cornwall? For me, it’s essential that the next generation of budding sailors, water sports enthusiasts and marine students are inspired at a young age so that they can continue Cornwall’s sailing heritage and keep Falmouth and its world renowned sailing waters firmly pinned on the chart. Without this infrastructure we wouldn’t retain the top class boat builders, marine companies, marinas and yacht clubs that we see today. If you’ve not had the opportunity to learn to sail at a young age then are many other ways you can become involved. The Cornish Maritime Trust (cornishmaritimetrust. org) is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Cornwall’s maritime heritage, operating three historic working boats – Barnabas, Soft Wing and Ellen – and training people in the associated skills of sailing, restoration and maintenance. on members are welcome to sail as a guest but the best way to experience these incredible boats and support the trust is to become a member. Whether you are an individual or an organisation, you can immerse yourself in days gone by in these historic 19th century sailing vessels. For a modern introduction to sail, or if you’re a novice seeking tuition, then Cornish Cruising, (cornishcruising.com) based at

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Falmouth’s Yacht Marina, offers a complete charter, cruising and training centre, with RYA courses available in sail, powerboat and motorboat. You can spend even more time aboard by booking a yacht charter holiday that will see you discovering Falmouth’s world class sailing waters as well as the unspoilt creeks of the Helford. However, if hoisting a mainsail fills you with fear and an easy life is calling, then Gweek Classic Boatyard’s (gweekquay.co.uk) 50ft Victorian launch, Constance, affords 19th century luxury on the water. You can cruise the Helford in style while sipping on a glass of bubbles or taking afternoon tea, watching the water, bird and marine life pass by. Cornwall affords everyone the ability to get out on the water and celebrating sail is something we do very well here – if you’re a Cornish sailor or a visiting yachtsman then Cornwall’s annual sailing regattas and events are sure to be already in your diary. Falmouth Week (falmouthweek.co.uk) has grown from

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a race series into a full on week of activities both on and off the water. The sailing side of the event includes a race programme, which runs from 10th to 17th August, that is packed full of exciting, top level competitive racing, while shore side events include markets, music and much, much more. And it doesn’t stop there; once Falmouth Week has finished much of the eet will go on to compete in the Fowey Regatta, setting sail out of Falmouth Harbour and heading up past the stunning waters off the Roseland. Whatever oats your boat’ then I can highly recommend getting out on the water this season. Seeing Cornwall from the sea puts a whole new perspective on its already stunning scenery, and having the wind in your sails, and your hair, as you scud across the bay is a feeling like no other. I look forward to seeing you out on the water soon!

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THE OLD VICARAGE A gorgeous former vicarage and cottage overlooking the River Fal, just moments from Truro.

INFORMATION Seven b edrooms and b athrooms Two sp acious recep tion rooms Stunning riverside location A ttached three-b edroom cottage C oach House with p ermission to convert Immaculate p rivate gardens Large driveway M inutes from Truro city

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he Old Vicarage is a stunning property that has been lovingly restored by the current owners to create a home with masses of charm, character and a few modern twists. The incredible riverside setting not only provides a view that you’ll find di cult to tear your eyes from, it also means you have easy access to the river and can enjoy sailing, kayaking, rowing, paddle boarding and other watersports from your front door. Thanks to its superb location, the majority of the rooms also enjoy spectacular river views, and there’s a large outside terrace that provides an ideal entertaining space for those long summer days. On the ground oor, you’ll find the beautiful open plan kitchen, dining and living room with a snug area and contemporary wood burner to cosy up in front of. This room opens directly out to the well-kept gardens via curved, sliding, oor to ceiling glazed doors. Upstairs there are seven bedrooms with en suites, including a fabulous master suite. The attached cottage annexe is three storeys and provides three bedrooms, a large kitchen and a sitting room with the tempting potential to let for additional income, and if you have an eye for development, the former Coach House is a detached two storey building with planning consent for conversion to a comfortable one-bedroom property. Located in the village of St Clement, it couldn’t be a more idyllic setting, and is conveniently just two miles from the city of Truro. This property really does provide an excellent opportunity to make the most of Cornish life at its best. Be sure to book a viewing to truly appreciate its beautiful location, stunning interiors and superb potential for yourself.

THE OLD VICARAGE

GUIDE PRICE: £1,895,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

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oundhouse Barn offers so much to so many, with its stunning location on the Roseland peninsula, exceptionally spacious and exible layout, as well as a ready-made income from its three multi award winning holiday lets, which were graded Gold’ by isit England. The Roseland has long been one of Cornwall’s most favoured locations, known for its access to the fabulous sailing waters of the Carrick Roads, its many picturesque hidden bays, beautiful rolling countryside and spectacular scenery, as well as the general peace and tranquillity of the area, which is classified as an Area of Outstanding atural Beauty. The entrance of the barn is designed to link the property to the garden, with its well-designed landscaped gardens, attractive courtyard, raised vegetable beds and wildlife pond. What really sets this property apart when it comes to design is its fabulous sitting room; fashioned out of the original grain mill, it has high vaulted ceilings and a beautiful fireplace the perfect spot to cosy up after a day spent on the calm waters of the Carrick Roads. There is a picturesque creek in the valley just below Roundhouse Barn that has deep moorings near to its entrance, ideal for messing around in boats or kayaks, as well as providing access to the Carrick

Roads and Falmouth Bay. earby you’ll find orthcurnick beach, overlooked by the renowned Hidden Hut café, which provides mouth-watering food served alongside ocean views. This really is a spectacular property with masses of potential for additional income, and access to one of Cornwall’s most stunning areas. Be sure to book a viewing to truly appreciate everything that Roundhouse Barn has to offer.

INFORMATION Three sp acious en-suite b edrooms Handcrafted kitchen Fab ulous sitting room B eautiful mature gardens Three one b ed, self-contained holiday lets Sep arate garage/ store with greenhouse Highly sought-after location

ROUNDHOUSE BARN

GUIDE PRICE: £1,400,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

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TREVIADES BARTON A magnificent, Grade II listed country house nestled in rolling countryside, just north of the Helford river.

INFORMATION South facing, G rade II listed residence Striking entrance courtyard ecently fitted kitchen b reakfast room D rawing room D ining room with op en fireplace tudy TV room with fireplace and wood burner M aster b edroom suite with dressing room G uest b edroom en suite Four further b edrooms Family b athroom P otential self-contained annex e B eautiful gardens, grounds and p addock 3.6 acres

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s you approach the property it gives very little away of what it has to offer, but as you walk through the entrance gate into the charming courtyard, it starts to become clear what makes Treviades Barton so special. Inside, a wide entrance hallway welcomes you and creates a link from the kitchen to the reception room areas. The large kitchen has been newly installed by the bespoke craftsmen at Richard Winfrey, complementing the delightful stone ooring and open fireplace, making for a real house in the country’ feel. This wonderfully sociable space is perfect for entertaining your guests as you cook, being just the spot for an after dinner bottle and game of cards. The accommodation comprises six bedrooms all on the first oor including a master en suite with a dressing room, a guest bedroom suite, and a large family bathroom. Downstairs, a large dining room with gorgeous wooden beams and a large, open fireplace is just the place for formal dinner parties, while the sitting room, with gorgeous countryside views and a cosy fireplace, is perfect for snuggling down in the colder months.

Outside, the gardens and grounds are simply beautiful to behold, with a south facing cobbled terrace and broad lawn with views towards the Helford river in the distance. They’ve been beautifully planted across a variety of broad terraces – including a croquet lawn – while the adjoining 1.5 acre paddock is ideal for a pony, or even for further development, subject to the appropriate consents and permissions. Between the paddock and garden lies a copse with mature trees, plus a storage shed and a workshop, ideal for an artist or hobbyist. Treviades Barton has so much and more to offer that, to fully appreciate it, it really does need viewing in person. If you’re interested in relocating to a wonderful countryside home that’s just minutes from the coast, be sure to contact Rohrs & Rowe.

TREVIADES BARTON

GUIDE PRICE: £1,495,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

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An exclusive development of five luxurious new houses in an elevated position above Portwrinkle beach.

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GUIDE PRICE: £895,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

he properties have been carefully designed to maximise the spectacular south-facing views of the beach and open sea beyond, offering buyers all they could wish for from a coastal home. Finished to an extremely high standard throughout, the four-storey layout provides views from every oor of the living accommodation and there’s even an integrated lift system so all age groups can enjoy these fantastic properties. The ground oor comprises a large double garage as well as a utility and boiler room. The first oor houses the three main bedrooms, each of which enjoy incredible views and have either a Juliet or full outside balcony – an exceptional spot to enjoy your morning coffee! There is also a master bedroom suite and a family bathroom. On the second oor you’ll find the spacious living room and kitchen, both of which boast gorgeous ocean views. Then finally, on the third oor there’s a further bedroom or study, a shower room and a large rooftop terrace that has outstanding far-reaching sea views, which has also been designed with provision for a hot tub! Situated within the extraordinary and unspoilt coastal region of the Rame peninsula, the pictures ue former fishing village has two beaches within walking distance, providing buyers with the chance to make the most of Cornish life by the sea.

INFORMATION Stunning contemp orary residence Fab ulous south facing sea views High uality finish and fi tures throughout Five b edrooms Four b athrooms Sp acious kitchen/ living room with b alcony G ames room A ir source heat p ump nder oor heating Integral lift D oub le garage

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WOODHAVEN A superbly presented modern country residence nestled in a beautiful rural location.

INFORMATION Two inter-linking, self-contained p rop erties Four-b edroom main residence Two-b edroom second residence E x tremely sp acious P otential to p rovide additional income Feature wine cellar in second residence arn with studio and office G arage A ttractive gardens Small p addock A p p rox imately 1.5 acres E P C D

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WOODHAVEN

GUIDE PRICE: £850,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

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A striking contemporary home set in an elevated position, with staggering views over St Mawes village and the river.

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GUIDE PRICE: £850,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

his wonderful family home has been fully renovated and updated by the current owners into a chic and stylish getaway. The design centres around the excellent views, with the sitting room opening onto a wraparound deck, accessed via bi-folding doors. Overall, the finish is exemplary, with a stylish, fully fitted kitchen, gorgeous oak ooring and a wonderful and generous master bedroom suite. There are four bedrooms in total, and there’s potential to further expand the accommodation subject to the necessary permissions and consents. Outside, the low-maintenance garden has space aplenty to kick back and soak up the views and to the rear, you’ll find a studio the perfect space for an artist, for working from home, or to store boating equipment. There’s also a garage, ensuring there’s always off-street parking available. Located on the eastern side of the Fal Estuary on the southern end of the unspoilt Roseland peninsula, St Mawes has long been one of Cornwall’s most highly-coveted destinations, in part due to its access to some of the finest sailing waters in the UK, but also thanks to its sterling combination of privacy, facilities, peace and tran uillity. Falmouth is just across the water too, with its boutique shopping scene and superb collection of bars and restaurants, each offering a different taste of seaside Cornwall. Whether you’re looking to invest in a lucrative holiday home, or hoping to move here yourself, High Bank truly represents a wonderful opportunity to buy into the ultimate seaside lifestyle. To see it in person and fully appreciate everything it has to offer, be sure to arrange a viewing.

INFORMATION D etached contemp orary home E x cellent village and river views Recently renovated to ex cep tional standard O p en-p lan living sp ace Four b edrooms M aster en suite G arage Studio Further develop ment p otential Sup erb letting p otential E P C D

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An exceptional south facing farmhouse and detached cottage nestled in beautiful Cornish countryside.

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oasting uninterrupted south-facing rural views towards the Lizard peninsula, Higher Manhay is a traditional Cornish farmhouse set within 10 acres and surrounded by lovely rolling countryside. Recently extended by the current owners, there is a high uality finish throughout the interior, creating beautiful light reception rooms with an open plan kitchen/dining area including an Aga. The stunning sitting room has a cosy wood burner and French doors out to the sun terrace. The bedrooms are equally impressive with a

HIGHER MANHAY

GUIDE PRICE: £875,000

ROHRS & ROWE

01872 306360 www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk

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lovely master suite which has a high vaulted ceiling and all but one enjoying fabulous views towards the sea in the distance. Both the attractive part slate-hung granite farmhouse and The Barn combine to form a spacious home with the potential to rent as a holiday let for a brilliant income opportunity. With reverse level layout, The Barn has an alluring open-plan living area and a unique glass oor panel that oods the hallway with light. The current owners successfully run it as a holiday let creating a useful additional income. The recently landscaped garden provides great space to relax and explore with over nine fields to make use of, so whether you have horses, livestock or simply enjoy the peace and uiet of open fields, you know you can make the most of the ten acres of land however you wish. Ideally positioned near the popular village of Constantine, between the seaside town of Falmouth and the market town of Helston, it’s a great location from which to explore everything that Cornwall has to offer. For those who love the sea and sailing, the Helford river is accessible by boat from Gweek, which is just under four miles away, or simply park up and explore the idyllic coves and coastal path that wrap around this stunning area of Cornwall.

Traditional south-facing farmhouse with recent ex tension Stunning rural views towards the Liz ard p eninsula Six b edrooms Four b athrooms Sitting room with wood-b urning stove D etached self contained, two b edroom b arn conversion Summer house, three b ay garage and 10 acres of land

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THE DRAW OF THE ESTUARY We speak with luxury property agents, Rohrs & Rowe, about what makes the Camel Estuary area such a popular location for buyers.

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een to find out more about what makes this fabulous part of the county so popular with those buying into Cornwall, we catch up with Martyn Rohrs and Matthew Rowe, founders of prestigious and award winning luxury property agency, Rohrs Rowe. Martyn tells us Having enjoyed particular success on the south side of the estuary, at the start of this year we have sold every property that we ve had listed in the area. We have even received offers on some off market properties too. Many cash buyers are looking in the Camel Estuary area for property priced between , and M! The supply of good property to the market is generally low this year, so we are needing more property to supply the demand! So what makes the area so popular? Matthew and Martyn point out that easy access to ew uay Airport is a very big draw, especially with the new daily Heathrow ights being added and the better links via the improved A now giving easier and faster road access, but of course, it goes deeper than that. adstow and the wider Camel Estuary area has become the foodie capital of Cornwall, with celebrity chefs such as Rick Stein, aul Ainsworth and athan Outlaw each having multiple restaurants that draw people from across the country, using some of Cornwall’s finest local and home grown produce. The area is also abuzz with many other well regarded and up and coming restaurants and eateries, meaning the availability and general standard across the board is very high indeed. But it’s the superb coastal lifestyle on offer here that really tips the scales in the Camel Estuary’s favour. There are so many activities for both children and adults alike to get stuck into, from surfing to just spending leisurely days on any one of the many glorious beaches. Sailing, boating and waterskiing can be enjoyed on the estuary itself, as well as S , kite surfing and coasteering. The beaches on both sides are among the best in the country, with the renowned Seven Bays stretching from Trevone to orthcothan on the adstow

side, Tregirls and Daymer on opposite sides of the mouth of the estuary and then olzeath just a little to the north. Each is as beautiful as the last, but offer something different; between them, you’ll find long stretches of golden sand and crystal clear waters. Aside from these beautiful beaches, if you like to lace up your boots and head out on foot, you’ll find that the area has some outstanding coastal walks to offer, with dizzying views over the Atlantic and estuary from the South West Coast ath and the tang of salt in the air that promises to work up a hearty appetite no bad thing given the prestige of food on offer here! For those who enjoy a round of golf, again, the area is very well served. Trevose Golf Country Club offers three courses of outstanding coastal links. These include The Championship Course, which is ranked and voted as one of the top links courses in the British Isles. On the Rock side, you’ll find St Enodoc Golf Club, which has been voted in the top 2 golf courses in the and provides beautiful, undulating links with mesmerising views out across the Camel Estuary. There really is no better way to enjoy a leisurely 18 holes (or 1 , if you decide to make an afternoon of it!). Whatever it is you need to know, between them, Matthew Rowe and Martyn Rohrs bring a wealth of local knowledge to the table, having successfully sold many of the best houses in the area. Matthew finishes We know all of the benefits and lifestyle this area has to offer and, with our uni ue, bespoke marketing tools, we show each of these and our clients’ properties off to their full potential, adding saleability and, often, extra value. So, if you’re considering a move to Cornwall or have a property in the Camel Estuary area that you’d like to sell, Rohrs Rowe are perfectly e uipped to help.

ROHRS & ROWE

018 72 306360 info@ rohrsandrowe.co.uk www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk

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DISCOVER MORE The north Cornwall area is also home to some fantastic primary and secondary schools, with an abundance of surf schools that take extra curricular learning to a whole new level!

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CELTIC CORNWALL Breathe in the sea air, dive into the ocean and explore untouched beaches; introducing unique holiday accommodation specialists, Celtic Retreats.

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ith properties located right on the South West Coast Path nestled between the famous Lamorna and Porthcurno Coves on the beautiful Penwith coast, within easy reach of The World Heritage Mining Site area of St Just, Pendeen and Cape Cornwall; Celtic Retreats offer holidays full of adventure and restful retreats where you can relax and recharge, all in unspoilt rural locations in west Penwith. With properties just a stone’s throw from some of the world’s most beautiful beaches at Sennen and Porthcurno and a short walk from Land’s End, Celtic Retreats can help you escape the hustle and bustle of city life, putting you in prime position to ease into the relaxed pace of life by the sea. The team handpicks locations and properties and presents them to the highest standard, so whether you’re seeking a cosy Cornish bolthole or a luxurious Victorian room with a grand en suite bathroom, they can help find your hidden holiday gem. Their portfolio boasts accommodation to suit all tastes, from bed and breakfast rooms in the luxurious comfort of Burnewhall House – a Victorian manor house situated above Penberth Cove (of Poldark fame) – to self catering options like The Retreat. This unique caravan holiday location includes a hot tub and barbeque areas, all with scintillating sea views. What’s more, this season, the team are launching their brand new four-star glamping

pods, overlooking the Atlantic and situated right on the South West Coast Path. “At Celtic Retreats, we specialise in holidays that create memories and invoke the senses,” says Lisa Thomas of Celtic Retreats. “Whatever the weather, the farming and mining landscape of west Penwith, along with the stunning coastline, is breathtaking. From storm watching, fishing and walking, to stargazing, cycling, surfing and simply soaking up the culture of the region’s art galleries and the world-famous outdoor Minack Theatre, we have something for everyone.” Celtic Retreats specialise in holidays for the discerning guest and ensure facilities are to the highest standard, with a few luxuries thrown in too. Lisa finishes We also specialise in coastal locations, with most of our accommodation boasting impressive sea views!” Whether you’re travelling alone, with your partner, the family or a group of friends, everybody can be catered for, and Celtic Retreats’ friendly local team is always available to help ensure you gain the most from your break in west Cornwall.

CELTIC RETREATS

B urnewhall House, St B uryan, P enz ance TR19 6D N 01736 8 11091 holidays@ celticretreats.co.uk www.celticretreats.co.uk

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DISCOVER MORE Celtic Retreats have properties and accommodation available all year round, meaning you can enjoy your break at a time that suits you. Each retreat offers WiFi and most have free parking, too!

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St Ives? If you’re looking for a holiday home in St Ives, then hurry; St Ives Holiday Village has just three lodges with hot tubs left to buy!

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estled amongst 100 acres of woodland just outside of St Ives, at John Fowler St Ives Holiday Village, you’ll find that the rural piece and uiet on offer here lends itself perfectly to utter relaxation, while the location means you’re ideally set for discovering nearby St Ives and Hayle, as well as further afield to the delights of west Penwith and beyond! Family run and owned for the last 65 years with lettings at its heart, John Fowler’s ethos has always been to create holiday parks in stunning locations so that visitors have a lovely place to stay and use as a base to explore their surroundings. We catch up with ohn Fowler Holidays’ Group Sales Manager, Mark ohnson, and learn that the St Ives park is currently undergoing a multi million pound investment.

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This has seen us take away a section of old chalets each year and replace them with brand new lodges, with the last phase being completed early this year. With so much having been invested in the park, and with St Ives only gaining in popularity as more and more Brits look to home soil for their annual holiday (particularly after last summer!), these lodges enjoy consistent occupancy, making the final phase of lodges an excellent opportunity. Indeed, as Mark puts it “Demand is always strong, which is why we only have three twin lodges with hot tubs left to buy! The new lodges are stylish and contemporary, designed with the modern holidaymaker in mind and featuring high spec kitchens, luxurious showers and beautiful wrap around balconies. Some lodges even feature hot tubs for the ultimate indulgence, allowing you to return from a day exploring Cornwall’s beaches and coastline and sink into the soothing waters of your very own hot tub.

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This was a lovely park even without the investment in brand new lodges! Anyone purchasing with a view to sub letting should know that St Ives lets particularly well, thanks to it being one of the most renowned locations in Cornwall. It draws thousands of people every year to make the most of clear tur uoise waters, white sandy beaches and the brilliant variety of bouti ue shops, galleries, caf s and restaurants. As an owner, you’ll have the option to retain full usage, sub let enough weeks to cover your site fees, or sub let the majority of weeks, which can go some way to recouping part of your investment. How you manage your lodge is versatile too, whether you decide to do it yourself, let the ohn Fowler team take care of it for you, or a bit of both. This means that your dream of owning a Cornish holiday home could be closer to reality, and easier, than you think! So, if you’ve been on the lookout for a holiday home investment, in a prime location to enjoy one of Cornwall’s most highly coveted destinations and therefore with excellent sub letting opportunities, a trip to see ohn Fowler Holiday arks’ St Ives Holiday illage comes highly recommended.

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JOHN FOWLER HOLIDAY PARKS

St Ives Holiday Village, Lelant, St Ives TR26 3HX 01736 759240 www.johnfowlerholidays.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Take a metaphorical leap of faith off the south west tip of Cornwall and discover a scattering of emerald isles amidst the rolling Atlantic.

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nsconced amongst the Isles of Scilly archipelago is sub-tropical Tresco. Taking ‘Cornish cool’ to another level, Tresco’s infectious coastal culture fosters a unique way of life led by the soothing rhythm of the changing tides. Life’s not only a beach, but a beach to yourself even during the height of summer (without a colourful windbreak in sight!). Fine white sands are punctuated with sparkling crystal shallows, which become alluring horizons cradling the hypnotic forms of other nearby islands. With a range of accommodation available, you might choose to stay in a cedar-clad house perched just above the tideline, or a granite cottage hidden within woodland. On Tresco, the beach is your back garden and this unique, privately-owned island is your playground. Hire bikes and cycle the near-empty paths from coast to coast, or get lost within the labyrinth of lush green terraces at the worldfamous Abbey Garden, positively brimming with exotic plant life that would be incapable of thriving just 28 miles northeast, on the mainland. Alternatively, opt-out of island adventuring altogether and instead enjoy an

afternoon’s pampering at Tresco Island Spa. The Isles of Scilly draw foodies from around the world. Fuel lazy, hazy Tresco days with holiday feasting, dining on fresh local seafood, wood fired pizzas, classic pub fare and decadent desserts. From local ice cream, to Tresco Abbey Garden gin (sold exclusively on the island), to a weekly produce market, there really is no excuse not to indulge. Explore the rugged coastline on foot, or enjoy an aquatic excursion to other nearby islands. ou’ll find that no two days on Tresco are the same. But, no matter how you spend your day, be sure to stop at dusk and immerse yourself in the peach and fuchsia tones of an island sunset sky. There really is nothing like it.

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01720 4228 49 www.tresco.co.uk

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The Falmouth Hotel provides everything you could wish for from a holiday by the coast.

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ituated on the seafront overlooking Falmouth Bay and Pendennis Castle, The Falmouth Hotel is perfectly positioned to make the most of your holiday in Cornwall. For those of you travelling from afar, the proximity to the ocean will instil an immediate sense of awe and serenity with access to the sea from castle beach, just a hop and a skip away. The prospect of waking up in your comfortable room, sipping a cup of coffee on the balcony and then wandering across the lawn to the cool and refreshing waters of the ocean for a morning swim is too tempting to resist, as an avid sea swimmer myself I can honestly say there is no better way to start the day. Having painted this introductory picture of what a holiday at The Falmouth Hotel allows you to access; let me elaborate on the finer details. The Falmouth Hotel, also known as the ‘Grande Dame of Falmouth,’ first opened in 18 . Its castle like ictorian architecture, spacious interiors, fantastic seafront location and award winning food has ensured its place as one of Cornwall’s best known hotels. Over the years, the hotel has retained a character and sense of style that welcomes you into ‘another world’ the

moment you walk through its doors. This world is full of ictorian grandeur, spacious comfort and devout personal service alongside the modern touches of state of the art showers and stylish interior design – allowing the hotel to retain its appeal in a more informal age. As far as the surrounding area goes, the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of two beautiful beaches. Castle beach is well known for its rock pools, teaming with life and providing children and adults alike with the chance to discover the fascinating ecosystems that reside within. Then, when the tide submerges these mesmerising worlds, grab your snorkels and glide amongst fronds of seaweed and kelp with different species of fish weaving in and out of view. ust a five minute walk down the road, Gyllyngvase beach provides an altogether different experience. This beach has golden sands perfect for building sandcastles, plus Gylly Beach Café, which serves both gourmet meals in the restaurant and chips and ice creams from its beachfront kiosk. There’s also the WeS paddle boarding centre, which allows you to witness this stunning area of Cornwall from a new perspective.

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Or, for the avid walker, you have the chance to join the South West Coast Path and walk to the neighbouring beaches of Swanpool and Meanporth. The nearby town of Falmouth (also within walking distance) has pasty shops, bars, restaurants and artisan cafés in abundance, as well as the Maritime Museum for those rainy days and a regular ferry service to neighbouring St Mawes. With so much on offer, a holiday in Falmouth is sure to be full of incredible experiences – the harbour itself welcomes navy ships and cargo ships thanks to its famously deep waters, and the Carrick Roads is world renowned for its sailing, with the potential to charter yachts and explore the surrounding creeks and hidden coves. Then after your day of exploration, however you choose to use it, head to the Falmouth Hotel Spa for a relaxing treatment that will soothe your adventurous muscles and prepare you for another day by the coast. If you would prefer to enjoy a night

in at the hotel rather than venturing out for food, The Castle Beach Restaurant provides a mouth watering menu of locally sourced produce, including a selection of the finest fish Cornwall has to offer and perfectly cooked meat, with a tempting choice of vegetarian and vegan options to boot. All in all, The Falmouth Hotel provides holidaymakers with the chance to escape to another world, a world filled with ictorian grandeur, seaside escapades and views that will quite literally take your breath away. There’s only so much one can say about such a place, because really it has to be experienced to be believed, so make sure to book your stay and discover this seaside oasis for yourself.

THE FALMOUTH HOTEL

C astle B each, Falmouth TR11 4N Z 01326 312671 reservations@ richardsonhotels.co.uk www.falmouthhotel.co.uk

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DISCOVER MORE The Falmouth Hotel also has self-catered lodges for those of you who prefer to have your own space and cooking facilities.

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THE PERFECT BASE The Park Mawgan Porth couldn’t be better situated to make the most of your holiday in Cornwall.

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estled in 27 acres of tranquil gardens in a secret valley less than 300 yards from Mawgan Porth beach lies The Park Cornwall. The Park has recently received multiple awards including Gold for ‘Holiday Park and Village of the Year’, Gold for ‘Customer Service Superstars’ at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, Silver for ‘Holiday Park and Village of the Year’ at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, Gold for the ‘David Bellamy Award’ and a recent '5 Star Holiday Park rating by Visit England – revealing the kind of standards you can expect to encounter during your stay. Just a short stroll from the beach at Mawgan Porth, with a selection of accommodation including luxury lodges, cottages, park cabins, cladded caravans and a fairyland style yurt village, there really is something for everyone and many of the properties even have their very own private outdoor hot tubs! Not to mention there are also two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a sauna and steam room, children’s play areas, an onsite restaurant and a children’s soft play area. The restaurant has fantastic food, so whether you're joining for breakfast, coffee and cake, or something from the main menu, you can be sure to be served fresh food,

seasonal menus and a great atmosphere. There’s no need to leave anyone behind when you stay at The Park, as a number of properties are dog friendly with enclosed gardens, complimentary dog bowls and even a doggie bag full of goodies. The extensive grounds are perfect for early morning walks and there are some fantastic woodland pathways, coastal footpaths and nearby trails that can be accessed direct from the site. Dogs are also free to roam on Mawgan Porth beach year round and there is even a spot in the restaurant where they can make themselves comfortable. A favourite new addition is the colourful dog showers, which are fab after a day on the beach or a muddy walk. There’s so much to see and do from walking parts of the South West Coast Path, visiting castles or sightseeing some of the many iconic attractions such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre and Eden. You really are spoilt for choice with things to do from your incredible base at The Park.

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Beautiful dog-friendly accommodation just minutes from Mawgan Porth beach, available at The Park

THE PARK CORNWALL

M awgan P orth, N ewq uay TR8 4B D 01637 8 60322 www.thep arkcornwall.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AND A BUSTLING PROGRAMME OF EVENTS A stunning venue for live music and comedy events, enjoy the ambiance of the gardens or head to the Garden Room restaurant and bar for drinks and dinner. Often hosting free events, The Garden Room is a great place to visit for an entertaining evening with friends and family. So make sure to visit the Princess Pavilions, surround yourself with beautiful scenery, enjoy a delicious meal and listen to some great music – it doesn’t get much better than that.

Call the events team on 01326 311277 or visit www.princesspavilion.co.uk

Better is a registered trademark and trading name of GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited), a charitable social enterprise and registered society under the Co-operative & Community Benefit & Societies Act 2014 registration no. 27793R. Registered office: Middlegate House, The Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SX. Inland Revenue Charity no: XR43398

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ood GOLD-FASHIONED COMFORT Offering traditional hospitality in an unrivalled locale on the Roseland coast, staying at The Nare Hotel is something of a privilege.

MAIN é Make the most of this impressive country house by the sea

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ornwall’s highest rated hotel for nearly 30 years, The Nare was recently awarded ‘Best Seaside Hotel in the UK and Ireland’ by the Good Hotel Guide. This privately owned country house by the sea has many returning guests who are clearly taken by the hotel’s charm – a combination of traditional hospitality, elegant interiors furnished with antiques and fresh owers, and stunning views of the sea at every turn. Situated on the glorious Roseland peninsula – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – The Nare enjoys all the tranquillity of a private island. It overlooks a long, sandy beach, which, at low tide has over a mile of soft golden sand – perfect for all ages and for dogs, who are also welcome at the hotel. It’s a place where one can genuinely unwind and while away the hours. The hotel has a reputation for fine dining and wonderful seafood dishes. Guests can also choose each night, whether to dine in the more traditional Dining Room with its magnificent sea views on three sides and daily changing five course menu, or in The Quarterdeck restaurant, with its classic yachting décor, à la carte menu and delightful water views.

The hotel’s proprietor believes that all guests should have the chance to experience a day on the water whilst holidaying by the sea. As such, The are has its own 22 foot Cornish crabber yacht and 8 foot motor launch, which are perfect for exploring the nearby Fal and Helford estuaries. Alternatively, if being on the water isn’t your thing, then the hotel has its own Morgan sports car to hire, perfect for a nostalgic drive along the coast. As well as overlooking the beach, The are Hotel finds itself nestled alongside the South West Coast Path. Autumn has got to be one of the best times of year to enjoy a leisurely Cornish coastal walk; one can expect scintillating views of remote beaches, dramatic headlands and pictures ue fishing villages. There are a range of guided coastal walks available to guests during October and November. The Nare is an ideal location for a staycation by the coast at any time of the year.

The hotel’s proprietor believes that all guests should have the chance to experience a day on the water whilst holidaying by the sea

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C arne B each, Veryan-in-Roseland TR2 5P F 018 72 501111 stay@ narehotel.co.uk www.narehotel.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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s a developer of high quality holiday lodge developments, Charteroak recognise that they provide an exclusive proposition in the marketplace very different to those sites offering lots of shared amenities like swimming pools and tennis courts. Instead the focus for Charteroak has always been to create their own unique experience with an emphasis on three principal elements, which they believe are important to their customers. First of all the sites themselves are chosen for their appealing location, in areas where people would like to have a second home, but more importantly for the actual physical environment of the site itself, whether that embraces wonderful views, proximity to water or complete seclusion. Allied to this is the way the schemes are developed with an emphasis on well-conceived native planting and the introduction of streams and bodies of water to provide the best micro location and aspect for each lodge.

Charteroak are also a developer for whom quality prevails over quantity, priding themselves on creating developments with a much lower site density than many other locations. This means a Charteroak lodge provides greater privacy and outside space for you and your guests to enjoy. The final but all important third point is the focus placed on the lodges themselves. By nature Charteroak have always been keen to push the boundaries of lodge development, seeking to positively innovate and enhance the product they offer. Lodges have been around for some time now but by looking to innovate, Charteroak wants to create more forward thinking lodge designs, anticipating and then providing what the customers of today expect, plus one or two added features they might not! This is best illustrated by the indulgent luxury of the iSpa™ with its integral spa facilities and private cinema room, or the Sky Terrace, with its elevated deck making so much more of the panoramic views of the Cornish countryside.

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Charteroak’s Sales Director, Sam Weller, tells us: “We work with great partners, be they contactors, landscape consultants, architects or lodge manufacturers; they are all vital ingredients in helping to deliver the Charteroak Experience. We are extremely grateful for their continued support and the important contribution they make to what we deliver.” The result of all of the above is a holiday home that provides a significant sense of space, an environment your lodge feels a part of and a home designed for you and with amenities just for you. That is the Charteroak Experience.

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You could earn an attractive income and enjoy own use under Charteroak’s guaranteed income scheme, which is available on new holiday home sales.

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• Stunning coastal views from the hotel • Beautiful sun terrace serving cream teas and snacks • Situated on the South West Coast Path Tel: +44 (0)1726 843453 info@mevagisseybayhotel.co.uk www.mevagisseybayhotel.co.uk

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Awarded ‘Five Star’ status by Visit England, Landal Gwel an Mor is not your average Cornish holiday resort!

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ornwall’s warmer seasons, particularly in the last few years, have been exceptional, extending well into September and even October! At this time of year, things tend to quieten down at Landal Gwel an Mor as families head back home for the start of the school year. That makes it the perfect time to make the most of another Indian summer – whether you’re retired, planning a quiet romantic break or escaping to Cornwall with young children. The available holiday lodges come in three types: Residence Eco, Lakeside and Scandinavian. If a large sun deck, outdoor furniture for al fresco dining, sun loungers and a hot tub sound like your idea of holiday heaven, then we highly recommend the Residence Eco Lodges, which sleep six with prices starting from £499 for three nights. Alternatively, if you’re picturing your romantic break sleeping lakeside, with views across the millpond and with everything you need for a romantic, balmy-evening barbeque, then the Lakeside Lodges are definitely for you. Sleeping two, prices to stay lakeside start at just £105 per night! That just leaves the Scandinavian Lodges. Sleeping five to six and available in five different types, many have hot tubs, many have log burners; some even have both! All benefit from barbeque stands, complemented by outdoor furniture and staggering sea views, and each is situated in beautiful landscaped gardens,

so they’re a pleasure to spend time in. With rates starting at £359 for three nights, why not enjoy a getaway with friends, the Scandi way? A number of lodges are dog friendly, which means your waggy tailed friend needn’t be left behind, and some offer high-end assistance, offering superb disabled access. As if all this wasn’t tempting enough, the resort’s on site facilities are also excellent. Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre – great for adults and children – is home to a number of rescued animals, with experiences including falconry, hand-feeding rescued foxes and stroking the reindeer brothers. Alternatively, why not go on a night walk and watch badgers from the Hide? There’s also the Wellbeing Spa, a heated swimming pool with sea views and a gym, plus a golf course inspired by some of the world’s most famous nine holes, a coarse fishing lake, and an indoor play area that’s perfect for tiny ones with over 2,000 square feet of soft play, slides and climbing walls. In short, Landal Gwel an Mor has everything you need for the perfect, five star escape. The best part is that if you quote 'CLC19' when you book, you could get up to £100 worth of free spending money, so be sure to get in touch!

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Nothing beats soaking in the tub after a day's exploring

BELOW Sink into the utmost comfort in your choice of lodge

LANDAL GWEL AN MOR

Feadon Lane, P ortreath TR16 4P E 01209 8 42354 www.gwelanmor.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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SET IN THE BEAUTIFUL, UNSPOILT FISHING VILLAGE OF COVERACK, EVERY ROOM HAS STUNNING PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS WITH THE COASTAL PATH AT THE FOOT OF OUR DRIVE.

Sit and gaze out at the beauty of Coverack Bay and harbour from our licenced terrace and gardens or lounge. Open for breakfast, morning coffees, light lunches and Cornish cream teas. Our conservatory restaurant offers sea view dining every night with the best local produce, fish and Lobsters landed from the Bay a speciality. Vast selection of Cornish gins, beers and wines. Non-residents are welcome, ample private parking.

Check out our webcam at www.thebayhotel.co.uk  01326 280464 @thebayhotelcoverack

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n e d r u B to Making the transition from life in the Cotswolds to life in Cornwall.

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usband and wife Ian and Jane Moore, along with their two children and Ian’s father Robin, made the move from Burford in the Cotswolds to Penrose Burden to run seven beautifully restored luxury cottages near the north Cornish coast. As soon as they arrived they fell in love with their chosen location. “Although the buildings needed a lot of work, the position was absolutely gorgeous, looking straight down the Camel Valley. It's so quiet, tranquil and unspoilt, we immediately knew that we’d come across something special,” Jane tells us. The previous owners had already converted the barns from farm buildings to holiday lets, however the initial renovation was carried out over 40 years ago so their was still a substantial amount of work to undergo before the cottages were up to the standards that Ian and Jane aspired to. “We essentially started again, from new roofs and windows to kitchens, bathrooms, new plumbing, re-wiring, insulation and all the mod cons that we had come to expect on our own self-catering holidays.” What’s brilliant is that the couple have managed to add in these luxurious touches whilst maintaining all the charm and character of the traditional

Cornish barns, including features such as stone oors, exposed beams and thick stone walls. With walks galore on both moorland and coastal paths and the famous Camel Trail on your doorstep, there’s more than enough to keep you active. Equally, the unbelievably pictures ue fishing village of ort Isaac, setting for Doc Martin, is nearby. All of this is easily accessible, as well as Padstow and Rock, both foodie havens in their own right, with Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw’s restaurants to enjoy. We are now in our first full year after opening fully in August 2018 and are enjoying it immensely, it’s brilliant to meet so many new people when they come to check in and even better to welcome some back already.” So there you have it, a brief introduction to the newly converted luxury, four Gold Star self-catering cottages near the north Cornish coast. Providing the perfect base for your Cornish adventures.

PENROSE BURDEN COTTAGES St B reward, B odmin P L30 4LZ 0778 8 605111 p enroseb urdencottages@ b tinternet.com www.p enroseb urdencottages.co.uk

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A comfortable combination of luxury with the barns' original charm and character

DISCOVER MORE There’s a lot to be said for the little extra touches; rain head showers, smart TVs, USB charging points, coffee machines and even electric car charging points provide guests with convenience alongside the countryside.

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ESCAPES Boutique Retreats understand what it takes to make unforgettable holiday memories.

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rom raising the ag on your own private island to watching the stars over the sea from your hot tub, Bouti ue Retreats specialise in uni ue properties that celebrate their surroundings whilst embracing luxurious living. Born in 2 , Bouti ue Retreats was dreamed up from a desire to move from the traditional down at heel cottage or country hotel of the past, to something a little more chic. Today, with more than 1 luxury holiday rentals across Cornwall, from Sennen to Whitsand Bay, their passion is to give you a bouti ue hotel experience whilst providing privacy akin to your own home. Large and luxurious, small but perfectly formed; Bouti ue Retreats’ uni ue properties all share the same tip top standard of luxury. Whether you’re looking to stay in a fisherman’s seaside chic cottage, an expansive modern pad with a hot tub, a hidden away bolthole for two deep in the countryside, or the ultimate cliff top retreat with unspoilt ocean views, their uni ue collection has been carefully handpicked within the best areas of Cornwall. And, with over half

of their retreats being dog friendly, you needn’t leave your furry friend at home. Each of Bouti ue Retreats’ luxury getaways are truly uni ue and with their own heritage, from converted barns, chapels and even banks, to properties with notable pasts, be it hosting Arthur Conan Doyle, or appearing in the Poldark novels. Today, each has been lovingly designed as the perfect holiday home from home, boasting special extras such as hot tubs, swimming pools, outdoor wood burners, private moorings for boats and amazing oceanic vistas. The best part is that the team is on hand to help arrange those oh so special extras such as a private dining experience with a Michelin starred chef, foraging with an expert, one to one surfing lessons or even a dog sitter. In short, they know how good a getaway should be, so you can rest assured that your holiday will be one to remember.

BOUTIQUE RETREATS

018 72 553491 enq uiries@ b outiq ue-retreats.co.uk www.b outiq ue-retreats.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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PICTURE PERFECT PADSTOW Introducing the newest stunning addition to the Harbour collection. Enjoy mesmerising views of the Camel estuary while enjoying the locally-sourced delights of Padstow from our kitchen, bar & terrace. It’s the perfect location to enjoy this wonderful corner of Cornwall before retiring to one of our stunning rooms for a well-earned snooze. Sounds absolutely perfect.

Telephone: 01841 532486 Email: padstow@harbourhotels.co.uk Station Rd, Padstow PL28 8DB www.harbourhotels.co.uk/padstow

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Explore the south coast of Cornwall from the comfort of Best Western Fowey Valley Hotel

6 Pet-Friendly rooms

The Restaurant

has seasonal menus offering delicious, fresh Cornish produce, while the Lounge Bar provides local ales and a well-stocked wine cellar.

Outdoor heated pool, superfast WiFi, free parking – and due to its perfect location is particularly popular with coach tours and garden groups.

The Eden Project

is close by, nestled in a huge crater where you’ll find massive biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and more.

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allow you to relax with your pouch be it small or large. Our special pet welcome pack includes Luxury dog bed, floor mat, dog bowls, dog treats along with a list of dog friendly beaches.

7 Castle Hill, Lostwithiel PL22 0DD • 01208 872223 bookings@foweyvalleyhotel.co.uk www.foweyvalleyhotel.co.uk

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ESCAPE FROM A BUSY WORLD Merchants Manor hotel provides a bespoke experience, focusing on balancing indulgence with rejuvenation.

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or a guilt-free, grown up experience, look no further than Falmouth’s four star Merchants Manor on the south coast of Cornwall. Taste some of the finest food and drink in the Duchy at the three AA Rosette restaurant, Rastella, or take time out at the Linen Rooms Spa where specialised Temple Spa Therapists will lead the way to your inner peace. All the while you can sleep soundly and stretch out in the knowledge that relaxation and mindfulness of the environment go hand in hand for hotel owners ick and Sioned Rudlin.

The former Merchant’s abode has become the first hotel in the to join a global project to create a sustainable future. ick and Sioned have partnered with It Must Be ow’, a world wide community that brings hospitality businesses and travellers together in one place to make a difference to the environment, the community and the way we travel. The globally renowned project works in collaboration with Earthcheck and Whole World Water offering sustainability advice to over 70 countries. The goals Merchants Manor is measured by have been endorsed by the nited ations, and Earthcheck has awarded the hotel an impressive Globe’ rating for its efforts so far. To maintain biodiversity the Manor has its very own Cornish black bee colony; the hive is nestled amongst the Manor’s sub tropical gardens and is the perfect residence for the native Cornish black bee. This rare breed is seen as one of the bees that could help save the bee population globally due to their uni ue ability to thrive on limited resources and resistance to attack. The population of 2 , bees is currently producing a golden nectar that will accompany one of the signature desserts at Rastella Restaurant Saffron and Honey.

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Merchants Manor offer a sustainable travel experience… ALEXA POORTIER

According to Rastella’s Chef atron Hytlon Espey Food miles don’t only add to our carbon footprint, they rob us of avour, freshness and the potential an ingredient has. Having joined the Slow Food Movement’ and being fortunate enough to receive some of the best produce in the Duchy, of the meals served to your plate are supplied from producers here in the south west. In fact, some dishes on the menu are made solely using ingredients foraged within a mile of the country house hotel. As a nod to their hardworking producers, the Rastella menu features a food map, highlighting the provenance of ingredients. No greenwash here! With over wines that are local, organic, vegan and or biodynamic and over 1 fair trade spirits, guests can enjoy a tipple without making such a ripple at the Rastella bar, where an evening cocktail before dinner is a must. If tea is more your thing then why not try a Tregothnan blend, handpicked and grown just a few miles down the road. Breakfast has seen the typical morning O ’ banished in place of a locally pressed apple juice from olgoon estate, removing the carbon equivalent of driving a car to Bali and , glasses of water from irrigation. We can all identify with some of the more obvious choices in becoming environmentally friendly such as the

banning and reduction of single use plastics, paperless o ces and recycling. There is no watering down the truth when it comes to some of the inspired choices made by the team at Merchants Manor. “For us it is still very much a journey and while far from perfect, each day we strive to improve in all we do, ick explains. Founder of itmustbe OW.com, Alexa oortier, comments Merchants Manor offer a sustainable travel experience and delight guests by being thoughtful to their needs and their health, providing uni ue local experiences and a high standard of comfort. They value their team and together, they are mindful of their local impacts and care about communities and the environment. They are conscious of not being wasteful and trying to reduce, reuse and recycle their resources; and they consider the life cycle of purchases and work with suppliers with similar values. They’re making a positive difference by stepping up and leading by example, being honest and showing progress.”

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DISCOVER MORE Greenwashing is the practice of making an unsubstantial or misleading claim about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company. Greenwashing can make a company appear to be more environmentally friendly than it really is.

MERCHANTS MANOR 1 W estern Terrace, Falmouth TR11 4Q J 01326 312734 info@ merchantsmanor.com www.merchantsmanor.com

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Rest, Relax, Unwind Cornish Hospitality at its best! Great central location Family run Delicious ‘local produce’ breakfasts Nature on your doorstep Fly fishing on site

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Degembris Manor Farm | St Newlyn East | Near Newquay | Cornwall | TR8 5HY stay@degembris.co.uk | +44(0)1872 510555 | www.degembris.co.uk

WELCOME TO THE UPTON HOUSE FOWEY BE SEDUCED BY THE BEAUTY OF UPTON HOUSE AND ITS UNIQUE, INSPIRING AMBIENCE.

Upton House Boutique Hotel | 2 Esplanade | Fowey | PL23 1HY T: 01726 834463 | M: 07790 425466 | contact@uptonhousefowey.com | www.uptonhousefowey.com

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coastal comfort Hotel Penzance provides everything you could wish for from a holiday by the coast.

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nce the home of merchants for prosperous ship owners, Hotel Penzance provides a relaxing ocean retreat for its guests with 25 individually decorated rooms, the majority of which have scintillating sea views. A warm welcome will greet you at this intimate, award-winning hotel where you can expect exceptional service, a relaxing ambiance and a touch of Edwardian splendour. No room is alike, some with sea views, others with drench showers, but all have luxurious complimentary toiletries with grooming kits, robes and beds that beckon, dressed in crisp Egyptian cotton. Set back from the hustle and bustle of town, the hotel provides a peaceful retreat. Mediterranean-style gardens surround a sun-drenched terrace that offers al fresco dining from The Bay Restaurant. The views from the restaurant terrace draw to mind scenes from the Amalfi Coast and a menu filled with fresh, seasonal produce will leave you utterly satisfied. There really is nothing quite like sipping on a glass of something chilled as you relax on the terrace and gaze at the mesmerising and mystical form of St Michael’s Mount castle and across Mount’s Bay.

In front of the terrace the crystal clear waters of the swimming pool beckon for a dip in the summer months, with loungers perfectly positioned to enjoy the sea views and sunshine. When it comes to exploring the local area, Penzance is a beautiful coastal town with a great selection of restaurants and beautiful gardens that include Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, and, of course, the famous salt water ubilee ool. Further afield you’ll find the market town of Marazion, Newlyn harbour and the enwith Heritage Coast. This part of Cornwall’s coastline is filled with mystery and steeped in legend, with crystal clear blue waters in hidden coves, the Minack Theatre at Porthcurno and ancient stone circles. Penwith is well worth a visit and is all easily accessible from the beautiful and relaxing Hotel Penzance. If your interest has been piqued, be sure to give Reception a call and book your summer escape.

DISCOVER MORE Be the first to snap up the exclusive autumn discount: stay between 22nd September 2019 and 31st March 2020 and receive complimentary dinner on your first night. Two night stays start at £159 for two; three nights start at £199. Use code ‘HPZ_GOURMET2N’ for two nights or ‘HPZ_GOURMET3N’ for three.

HOTEL PENZANCE & THE BAY RESTAURANT B riton’ s Hill, P enz ance TR18 3A E 01736 3668 90 recep tion@ hotelp enz ance.com www.hotelp enz ance.com

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We catch up with North Coast Holiday Cottages, who give us their top five tips on making the most of your north coast stay. aving created a unique escape for families and couples with 14 beautiful cottages of varying sizes to choose from, the North Coast Holiday Cottages team offers purpose built homes that are comfortable, homely and stylish, all at once, ensuring you have the most relaxing stay. Here are owner Natalie’s top ďŹ ve suggestions to make the most of your north coast retreat.

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Pop to the local Whether you want to spend some quality time with just the two of you, or take the family for a pub lunch or dinner, The Portreath Arms is perfect for all occasions. Thanks to its location, it’s within easy distance whether you’re on foot or two wheels. Natalie tells us: “We love the Portreath Arms and have seen it transform in recent years to the pub it is now, and it’s still transforming now!” Head to the beach The beach at Portreath is, quite simply, a ‘must visit’ for everyone, including dog lovers, beach goers, swimmers and photographers. There is a seasonal dog ban there between Easter and October, from 7am until 7pm, but outside of those dates and hours, it’s very much a haven for hounds! The view from the top of Tregay Hill is breathtaking, especially on a warm, clear day. ou’ll find a shop here with everything you need for your day’s supplies, several good pubs and two restaurants beside the beach car park, all offering great food at reasonable prices. The sandy beach is loved by families, so much so that you could easily spend the whole day there. Stretch your legs The walk from Tehidy Woods to Deadman’s Cove begins through the Tehidy Country ark wildlife area and is home to famously friendly s uirrels, but be sure to keep your dog on the lead! The route follows through Tehidy Woods to Coombe before crossing the Reskajeage Downs to reach the north cliffs near Deadman’s Cove. From here, follow the coast path along the top of the steep cliffs to Basset’s Cove before re entering Tehidy County ark, passing through the bluebell woods of the North Cliffs Plantation and completing the circular route.

Stay in style Completed to the most exacting standards, each cottage at North Coast Holiday Cottages offers the utmost in holiday luxury, and many even enjoy their own hot tubs! What could be better than rounding off your day exploring the wild north coast with a nice soak in your own private Jacuzzi, with a glass of something chilled in hand? Each cottage also has wonderful views, and the lush vista of Cornwall’s rolling countryside is tough to beat with your morning coffee! Relax and unwind For many, escaping to Cornwall is more than just a holiday; it’s a chance to retreat from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, so a quiet location hidden in the Cornish countryside is near, if not at, the top of their list. Thankfully, orth Coast Holiday Cottages is tucked away in its own tran uil pocket of north Cornwall. It’s perfect for that ‘away from it all’ experience and yet, being within easy access of the A30, it’s ideally placed to enjoy all the fantastic attractions that Cornwall has to offer. It is, of course, also close to some superb beaches and, whether you’re looking for water sports or a walk along the South West Coast ath, surfing or a go at coasteering, you can enjoy all of this and more before retreating to the quietude of your own countryside cottage.

é ë ABOVE The utmost in holiday luxury

LEFT Enjoy a family break in gorgeous Cornish surroundings é INSET Everyone's welcome, even the dog!

NORTH COAST HOLIDAY COTTAGES N ew P ortreath Road, Redruth, C ornwall, TR16 4Q L 07456 8 65 8 56 www.northcoastholidaycottages.co.uk

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Penkerris

Cradock

Bed and Breakfast in St Agnes

Self-catering bungalow at Perranporth

01872 552262 www.penkerris.co.uk

01872 552262 www.penkerris.co.uk/bungalow-in-perranporth

Autumn vacancies available

Touring & Camping | Caravans & Lodges Self-Catering Cottages | Bar, Shop & Takeaway

Treago Farm | Crantock | Newquay | Cornwall | TR8 5QS 01637 830 277 | www.treagofarm.co.uk | info@treagofarm.co.uk Shop and Takeaway : 01637 831 770 | hello@treagofarmshop.com

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A CORNISH ESCAPE Introducing Cornwall Hideaways, a new holiday letting agency based in Polzeath.

é MAIN One example of the many stunning views you can expect

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ornwall Hideaways opened its doors at Trebetherick House near Polzeath earlier this year. As a sister company to well established holiday lettings businesses, Rural Retreats and Norfolk Hideaways, Cornwall Hideaways is well equipped to ensure you enjoy the perfect holiday. Every property is managed and looked after by a dedicated team with a wealth of local knowledge, so you can get all the help you need throughout the entire process, from the planning, to the holiday itself. At the time of launch, Cornwall Hideaways had a portfolio of 40 marketed properties, offering the best possible choice of holiday homes in Cornwall, including secluded cottages, luxury coastal hideaways and even lighthouse keepers' cottages! So, whether you’re after a cosy bolthole for a romantic weekend away, or a larger property that can fit the whole family, you’re sure to find it. The agency aims to not just provide holiday breaks, but also to promote properties throughout Cornwall, offering owners a service that ranges from marketing only, to a fixed rate, fully managed service. This can include changeovers, laundry, recruitment and training of housekeepers, plus an out-of hours emergency helpline.

James Boyce, Director of the Hideaways Group, tells us: “The success of Norfolk Hideaways has inspired us to create a similar business in Cornwall. It’s a hugely diverse county offering something for everyone, whether you’re a couple looking for a weekend escape, or a family looking for a bucket and spade summer holiday. Many of the properties are dog friendly, suitable for young children and perfectly located for a range of activities such as sailing, cycling, surfing, bird watching or walking. Now with 70 properties from Tintagel to Fowey to Penzance, Cornwall Hideaways aims to have over 100 properties in its portfolio in time for the 2020 season. With a wide range of benefits, including no sign-up fee, a local team to guide you through the lettings process, unlimited owner weeks and free professional photography – let Cornwall Hideaways help you maximise your home's potential.

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From coastal mansions to quirky cottages, you'll find it all and more with Cornwall Hideaways

BELOW Luxurious interiors await

CORNWALL HIDEAWAYS

Treb etherick House, P olz eath, W adeb ridge P L27 6SB 018 41 508 207 enq uiries@ cornwallhideaways.co.uk www.cornwallhideaways.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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BLISS BY THE BAY Escape to a luxury holiday cottage on the fringe of the Cornish coast.

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arbis Bay Holidays’ collection of stylish selfcatering accommodation ranges from penthouse apartments overlooking the white sand beaches of St Ives, to modern designer luxury villas and family homes on the coast. The best part is that each and every one makes the most of St Ives and Carbis Bay, an award winning destination that aunts a heady mix of beach life, beauty, gastronomic bounty and a world

renowned art scene, thanks to the unrivalled light that artists ock to the region to harness. Dine in award-winning restaurants, don a wetsuit and plunge into the saltwater lifestyle, or simply feel the sand between your toes while you tuck into a traditional Cornish pasty. With easy access to the rest of the county, you’re also on the doorstep of Cornwall’s cultural gems, foodie hotspots, world renowned surf and a plethora of gold, sandy beaches.

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| STAY LEFT Salt House is beautiful from the outside in

BELOW Views to drink in over a hearty breakfast

Each room here has been exquisitely furnished

Back to the Carbis Bay Holidays portfolio and it doesn’t take long to realise that booking with this fantastic company means slipping into the five star comforts of a luxury home away from home. Whether you’re looking for a high-spec holiday home that’s family friendly, dog friendly or baby friendly (or even all three!), you’re guaranteed to find the perfect pad in this fabulous collection of self-catering accommodation. Each property has been rated a minimum of four stars by Visit England, an impressive feat, but no surprise when you see the array of mod cons, contemporary coastal interiors and sheer comfort that each has to offer. We couldn’t say all these wonderful things without offering up an example, and what better way to showcase the Carbis Bay Holidays offering than Salt House in St Ives? Offering a distinct 'wow' factor for your next family celebration in Cornwall, this spectacular and exclusive, award winning retreat sleeps ten and has been uniquely designed to provide exceptionally spacious and comfortable accommodation. Breathtaking views can be enjoyed from all living areas and bedrooms, while stunning feature bathrooms and feature gardens make time spent in this property – inside or out – an absolute pleasure. What’s more, each bedroom in Salt House has been exquisitely and individually designed with furnishings from Conran, Calligaris, Alessa

and Heals, which should give you an idea of the luxury and quality on offer here. Perhaps the best part of this property, however, is its locality to the white sandy beaches of St Ives and Carbis Bay – just a short walk away. This means that whether you’re looking to enjoy a few bucket-and spade family days, or a romantic moonlit walk along the beach, you’re in the best position to do so! Being a family business with years of expertise in luxury holiday lettings, Carbis Bay Holidays has properties to suit every taste and budget, as well as the know-how to help fill your itinerary with visits to the best attractions and restaurants, making your holiday one you’ll remember forever. This means that when you arrive you can simply chill out, pop the Champagne and enjoy a self-catering break that exceeds every last one of your expectations. So what are you waiting for? Whether you’re booking a last-minute break this year, or looking ahead to 2019, be sure to make the most of your escape to one of Cornwall’s most highly sought-after locations with the help of Carbis Bay Holidays.

CARBIS BAY HOLIDAYS

01736 630015 enq uiries@ carb isb ayholidays.co.uk www.carb isb ayholidays.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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A STYLISH

retreat

Discover Cornwall’s stunning north coast from a property that will take your breath away.

W ABOVE Plenty of social space in the large kitchen/diner RIGHT Samphire sleeps eight in the utmost luxury BELOW A beautiful Holywell Bay sunset

ith turquoise waters, rolling dunes and vast golden sands, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Holywell Bay is in some far ung exotic country not just an hour and a half from the M5. However, make your way to Cornwall, just past ew uay and discover this pictures ue seaside village and all its charm as well as the vibrant surrounding area. Forever Cornwall has recently welcomed the luxury eight sleeper, Samphire, to its portfolio, in addition to almost 40 other unique retreats. Samphire is in the perfect location to access the beach and surf, tucked away from the main roads but just a ten minute walk to the sand. Spend the day exploring the sheltered beach, and seek out hidden caves in the rocks at low tide. Set up a game of beach cricket on the sand, or wander through the dunes letting the kids and dogs run as much as their legs can carry them. Then, when you return to your coastal retreat, wash sandy feet and muddy paws in the outdoor surf shower before getting cosy amongst the plush blankets and pillows, or enjoy a nightcap on the balcony as the sun sets. Whilst the hustle and bustle of ew uay is undetectable from the serene Holywell Bay, the award-winning restaurants, seafront bars and clifftop spas of ew uay are less than a 15-minute drive from this unique retreat. Of course, a stunning location must be paired with an e ually stunning retreat. Samphire has been built to include modern features throughout the house all of which has been professionally styled by Cornish interior designer, Helena Star. There s even a penthouse master suite boasting an intimate balcony with views over the dunes and out to sea. Wake up for lazy breakfasts in the large kitchen diner, or wander in off the beach for al fresco dinners in the enclosed private garden. Samphire offers idyllic beach living in a magical spot on Cornwall’s north coast, and is available to book for 2019 now, so don’t hang around make sure to book in your stay and enjoy everything that Samphire has to offer.

FOREVER CORNWALL

18 A O ld B ridge St, Truro TR1 2A H 01326 5678 38 info@ forevercornwall.co.uk www.forevercornwall.co.uk

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kilminorth

C O T T A G E S C O R N W A L L

SWIM. WALK. HOT TUBS. TENNIS. EXPLORE

A private hamlet of 13 luxury, dog friendly, self-catering cottages close to the historic ďŹ shing towns o Looe and Pol erro

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CREATE YOUR PERFECT WEDDING IN A STUNNING CORNISH LOCATION

Trerethern Farm | Padstow | Cornwall | PL28 8LE | 01841 532781 info@trerethernfarm.com | www.trerethernfarm.com

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COASTAL ESCAPES Porthleven - Kieran Brimson

O U R C H O I C E O F C O R N I S H G E TAWAY S

Beautiful stays in Porthleven, Truro, Wadebridge, Tintagel, Mousehole, Falmouth and St Ives

Customs House Loft, Porthleven Nestled by the harbour in Porthleven and housed in a Grade II listed building that dates back to the 1840s, the Customs House Loft sleeps four in bright and spacious luxury. The first oor apartment has been carefully decorated with marine inspired tones, complementing its coastal locale, and you’ll quickly realise that for hosts John and Louise, it’s all about the detail. Each of the two bedrooms is an oasis of calm, with White Company towels and bedding and an Atlantic blanket carefully folded on each bed. For those staying with their furry friend, dogs are given their very own basket of blankets to help them feel at home, while human guests are greeted with a freshly baked cream tea, courtesy of owner and charming host, Louise. Into the vast living and dining area and you’ll quickly notice two comfortable chairs, set before a beautiful triptych of windows that frame the gorgeous harbour views. There are even binoculars provided, equally ideal for dolphin spotting and storm watching! The village itself is a fantastic base from which to explore, boasting an excellent selection of restaurants and cafés. For beach days, Porthleven’s sandy beach lies just moments from your door, perfect for buckets and spades, and dog friendly on its eastern side all year round.

01326 569365 www.thecustomshouseloft.co.uk

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| STAY Callestock Vean, Truro If you’re dreaming of a tranquil escape amidst rolling green hills and beautiful countryside then Callestock ean is the perfect retreat for you. This two bedroom detached property is set in its own grounds with stunning views across open farmland. The house itself has been finished to an extremely high standard, with every room angled towards making the most of the incredible views. Callestock ean has the benefit of being totally private and sheltered with fields stretching out in front of the property and with Cornwall’s stunning north coast just a short drive away; this property really does have the best of both worlds. Perranporth is just ten minutes away and has three miles of beautiful beach and clifftop walks. Or, head over to Newquay where you’ll find a wealth of restaurants and shops, as well as some of the best surf beaches in the county. After a long day exploring all that Cornwall has to offer, kick off your walking boots and head back to the tranquillity of Callestock Vean. Fluffy towels, sumptuous bathrobes and slippers await you, and maybe even a glass of wine on the spacious patio. It’s not just us here at Cornwall Living who recognise this exceptional property, Callestock is also the only holiday property in Cornwall to be awarded the ‘Unique Accommodation Award’ by Quality in Tourism.

01872 540445 www.callestockcourtyard.com

7 Camelside, Wadebridge ust a five minute stroll from the centre of Wadebridge you’ll find this comfortable and spacious apartment, which has been furnished with the perfect home from home in mind. Guests love the location (and the owners’ Cornish cream tea greeting!), returning year after year to recharge the mind, body and soul. The river Camel runs right through the heart of Wadebridge. When the sun’s shining, why not take on the popular Camel Trail and explore the area on two wheels? Afterwards, you can reward yourselves with a visit to Camel Valley Vineyard, whose wines have passed the lips of our very own royal family. Cornwall’s foodie capital, Padstow, is just around the corner too, with restaurants owned by top chefs including Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth! The accommodation comprises two deluxe bedrooms, two bathrooms and a contemporary open plan living area. The kitchen is superbly equipped, while the riverside balcony is a dreamy spot in which to enjoy a glass of something chilled over a game of cards. And what better backdrop than the river and its ever changing wildlife to take your mind off the stresses of everyday life? From the distinctive Lapwing call in October, through to the arrival of signets in the summer – all of this and more can be enjoyed from the comfort of 7 Camelside. For more details contact cornishemma74@hotmail.com

07921 492042 www.7camelside.com

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STAY | Hobby’s Cottage, Tintagel Situated in a courtyard setting at Trenale Court Holiday Cottages, Hobby’s cottage is a spacious three bedroom split level cottage arranged over three oors. The cottage is packed with Cornish character featuring wooden beams and exposed stonework. You enter the home through the front porch with space for coats, boots and beach gear; this leads into a charming beamed dining room, sofa area, fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a family bathroom. Stairs continue to three bedrooms, a double bedroom, a twin/superking room and a bunk bed room. The stairs then follow on to the third oor where you’ll find the spacious lounge with comfortable seating and a sea view. An electric stove completes the set up for cosy evenings in. From the lounge you can access Hobby’s private garden, complete with a barbeque that’s perfect for summer afternoons. The grounds also include an enclosed guest paddock that enjoys amazing sea and sunset views! Overall, Hobby’s provides a comfortable cottage where you can relax, take in sea views and explore the local area of Tintagel with ease, including the castle – steeped in legend – and its new footbridge. The stunning location boasts a plethora of great walks, featuring both woodlands with beautiful waterfalls and secluded coves. The cottages at Trenale are also proudly dog friendly, so nobody has to be left behind!

01840 770941 www.trenalecourtcottages.co.uk

St Clement’s House, Mousehole St Clement’s House is a stunning Grade II listed Georgian home, situated in the beautiful village of Mousehole, moments from the fishing harbour. This charming property is divided into three storeys and exudes townhouse elegance whilst retaining a rustic and homely feel. St Clement’s House boasts bright and airy rooms with ocean glimpses in a traditional granite house. This retreat benefits from uick access to the harbour beach, whilst remaining tucked away and private. Although steeped in history, this home has been sensitively refurbished with bright soft furnishings whilst retaining period features like the staircase and fireplaces. Enjoy coastal air from either of the courtyard spaces, each a suntrap at different times of day, or amble down into the village to some of the best restaurants in the area for an evening out. Further afield you’ll find the mystical land of the Penwith Heritage Coast with mesmerising beaches such as Sennen and Porthcurno that boast seashell white sand and clear turquoise waters. For an evening to remember, head to the Minack Theatre atop the cliffs at Porthcurno. Then wake at St Clement’s and enjoy the early morning atmosphere as you walk the narrow streets – pick up fresh bread and a coffee and watch the world go by from the harbour wall. It truly is a place to relax, to rest and to create lifelong memories.

01209 832848 www.forevercornwall.co.uk

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| STAY Marine Cottage, Falmouth Marine Cottage is arguably one of Falmouth’s most beautifully refurbished holiday homes. A two year restoration plan in partnership with The Cornwall Heritage and Conservation Authority has ensured that discrete modern touches blend with the home’s authentic, original character. The team behind the interiors work internationally, giving the property a ‘travelling collector’ vibe, true to the nature of the captains and seafarers that have lived here in the past. Plaster and coral tones, offset with aquas and sea grass wall coverings, provide a backdrop for deep sofas, seashell plaster sconce lighting and columned fire surrounds. Marine Cottage features touches of luxury that really set it apart in today’s holiday home market, from the hidden T to the hand cut and laid mosaic fish scale’ marble oor. The bedrooms are well planned too; the navy striped Captain’s Room to the rear boasts a luxury king size bed, plus magnificent views of the harbour and Falmouth’s sailing waters. The upper oors provide staggering views to the open waters of the Carrick Roads and onto Flushing, St Mawes and Pendennis Castle, and the fabulous terrace is just perfect for a spot of al fresco dining in the Cornish summer sun. Marine Cottage is the ultimate pied terre, located just a ten minute walk from the beach and within easy reach of everything Falmouth has to offer.

01326 567344 www.falmouthholidayhomes.co.uk

Zareba, St Ives Situated in fabulous St Ives, Zareba offers stunning sea views over Porthminster beach towards the picturesque harbour. The luxurious interior matches the wonderful view and you’re sure to enjoy the opulent soft furnishings and interior designed décor. Zareba has it all if you’re looking for a truly memorable setting for a holiday in St Ives, allowing you to escape, relax and unwind. This generously sized property can accommodate six guests in style and comfort spread across three oors. areba has two lounge areas, each with stunning views allowing you space to relax or the opportunity to get together to watch TV after a busy day. Catering for friends and family is easy at Zareba as it boasts two kitchens and a dining room. There are three double bedrooms, one of which has the exibility to switch to twin beds if re uired. areba also offers two luxurious bathrooms, so you can wash the salt and sand off after a day at the beach. A wonderful tiered decking area provides the perfect setting for an early morning coffee or evening drinks overlooking the beaches and harbour. Offering luxury and style without sacrificing practicality and with a highly valued parking space, you will love everything this property has to offer.

01736 796198 www.escapetostives.co.uk

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Making Waves

Introducing FestWest PZ – an all-new Cornish festival showcasing leading international artists alongside home-grown talent in Penzance.

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é ABOVE FestWest PZ is set to become an annual highlight

RIGHT Penzance has a brim-full calendar of cultural events

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et to take place between 18th and 22nd September this year, the idea for FestWest PZ came from the opportunity of hearing concertos on the Hall for Cornwall’s Steinway piano, which is currently being housed in St Mary’s Church on Chapel Street in Penzance while renovations are carried out. Bringing together IMS Prussia Cove, Tim Boulton, Tim Dean, Penlee Theatre, The Acorn and Exchange Penzance, this new festival is supported by Penzance BID and hopes to become an annual highlight! Penzance has been synonymous with the arts over the centuries, with a history of nurturing innovators and creative talent. Thanks to its stunning coastal backdrop, beautiful architecture and maritime history, it provides the perfect setting for a celebration of the arts. There are events in venues across Penzance, including St Mary’s Church, Penlee Theatre, The Acorn Theatre and St John’s Hall, with a line-up of international stars including IMS Prussia Cove, who are renowned for understanding the fruitful relationship between nature and music, and the inspiration that this part of Cornwall can offer to both artists and audiences. Many of the world’s leading soloists have attended IMS’ seminars and acknowledge how much their playing owes to the magical in uence of time spent in Cornwall, and former students and participants of the seminars can be found among the leaders of some of the world’s greatest orchestras! This year’s productions include Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Debussy’s

Estampes, Haydn String Quartet’s Op. 77 No. 1, and Thomas Ades’ The Four Quarters. Highlights of a strong recital programme include Susan Tomes, Charles Owen and Dominic Degavino, plus the Castalian and John Law Quartets. If this sounds like your idea of festival heaven, you’ll be pleased to know that Penzance is home to a superb selection stays, so you can pick the perfect base from which to enjoy all FestWest PZ has to offer. Whether your taste demands a luxury guesthouse, a self-catering cottage, countryside bed and breakfast or a boutique hotel, you’re well catered for here. And, when it comes to sating that inevitable sea-air appetite, Penzance has been described as ‘Cornwall’s new foodie capital’. Indeed, it’s become well known for superb food and drink, hiding some of the region’s most exciting pubs and restaurants in tucked-away locations along its historic streets. Tickets, which are available from £9, with concessions available for those under 25, can be purchased online or from the Box O ce at The Minack Theatre. For more information about this exciting new festival, be sure to visit the website.

FESTWEST PZ

www.lovep enz ance.co.uk www.minack.com www.festwestp z .co.uk

GETTING THERE Forming a gateway to the Land’s End peninsula, Penzance is one of the UK’s farthest-flung towns. But that doesn’t mean getting here has to be a hassle! With excellent connections from major destinations, you can arrive by train, plane, car or coach – the choice is yours!

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DOG FRIEN

DLY

Indulge Waffle House | 18 Victoria square | Truro | TR1 2RX

www.indulgewafflehouse.co.uk

Handmade in Cornwall Soft Furnishings

Handmade Cushions, Lampshades, Throws, Doorstops, Bunting, Textile Illustrations and more for your home. All enquiries welcome including bespoke soft furnishings.

COTS6 Kayle Farm • 26 Wheal Alfred Road • Hayle • Cornwall • TR27 5JU

Tel: 07970 376277 • info@kernowqueen.co.uk

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freedom THE

TO ROAM

With the help of CJL Leisure Vehicles, your dream of exploring the coast with your own van conversion could be a lot closer than you think!

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campervan offers the exibility to escape to the coast last minute and the freedom to pick up’ and set down’ at will; no booking re uired, great value for money and the best view in the house guaranteed! Engineered to the highest standards and with all the mod cons to keep you safe and cosy, C L Leisure campers double as comfy bedrooms, mobile o ces and functional living spaces, perfect if you’re looking for the freedom to roam the Cornish coastline. C L can supply a base van to your budget, or can convert your current van. Experts in W Caddys, Transporters and Crafters, they also undertake plenty of conversion and styling work on a wide variety of other vans, including Ford Transits and Mercedes Sprinters. The team have a range of campervan conversion layouts, with plenty of extra options to fit your exact re uirements. Or, they can design and fit something totally bespoke! In fact, C L are market leaders in the leisure and bike van conversion scene due to their engineering excellence and technology led solutions. ou can personalise your interior at C L’s design studio, where the team can run through a wide range of options for upholstery, ooring and units, offering as much or as little input as you re uire. With motor finance options up to ten years now available, isn’t it time you considered

transporting your lifestyle be it with kids, dogs, bikes or boards with a W bus conversion from industry experts C L? Conveniently located just off unction 21 of the M at Weston super Mare near Bristol, why not make an appointment to visit the workshop and design studio and see the uality of their conversions for yourself?

é TOP Convert your VW bus with a stylish, innovative interior é ABOVE You'll be hard-pressed to find a hotel with views quite like this

CJL LEISURE VEHICLES LTD D esign Studio, W orkshop & P arts Shop U nit 5 W isteria W orks, 2 B rimb leworth Lane, W eston-sup er-M are B S22 7XS 01934 511113 info@ cjlleisure.co.uk @ cjl_ leisurevans www.cjlleisure.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Win a two-night stay for up to four at the stunning Falmouth Lodges

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

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COLLECTION Discover the new season trends at Weird Fish, Cornwall’s laid-back coastal clothing brand.

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opular clothing brand, Weird Fish, was born in 1993 after a walk along a coastal path in Cornwall. Inspired by the great outdoors and beautiful landscapes, Weird Fish makes high-quality, easy-going clothes that evoke a ‘forever weekend’ feeling. Since creating its first t shirt, the brand has come a long way and is now one of the UK’s favourite lifestyle clothing brands. Using unique fabrics and clever dying and washing techniques, you can rely on Weird Fish for instant, feel-good favourites. ou can find the laid back coastal brand at three locations across Cornwall, with stores in Falmouth, Newquay and St Ives. Cornwall is the perfect fit for Weird Fish, with its strong maritime heritage and love of the outdoors. For this year’s summer offering, the Weird Fish collection boasts a range of fantastic pieces to cover you from beach to bar; from maxi-dresses, playsuits and shorts for women, to printed shirts, board shorts and t-shirts for the guys. The brand’s famous wa e ip ops are also a must, with their foot massaging bumpy texture for all day comfort. The most vibrant item in the women’s wear summer collection, is the best-selling Tallahassee jersey dress, which has returned in four different prints for the season – ideal for when the barbeque invites start to roll in. Similarly, the summer menswear collection is packed full of go-to items for a day at the beach, a family outing or a simple stroll through town. We recommend teaming relaxed fit t shirts with board shorts for sunshine filled weekends of exploring. As we all know, English weather can be unpredictable. With this in mind, Weird Fish also has a full range of waterproof jackets and lightweight knitwear. So whatever your weekend plans – and whatever the weather – Weird Fish has you covered.

WEIRD FISH

01242 539535 retail weirdfish.co.uk www.weirdfish.co.uk

é TOP Fashionable collections for men and women ë MIDDLE LEFT Waffle flip-flops are a must for all day comfort MIDDLE RIGHT Great Hawaiian style shirts, to take you from beach to bar LEFT The best-selling jersey dress, The Tallahassee, just £35

STORE LOCATIONS 47 Church Street, Falmouth 16 Fore Street, Newquay 1 Hight Street, St Ives

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e m i t h g u o r th Step through the unassuming doors of the Museum of Cornish Life for a truly breathtaking surprise!

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f you're out and about exploring Cornwall and are looking for the perfect all-weather attraction to entertain everybody, in the market town of Helston, you’ll find the Museum of Cornish Life, offering a fascinating insight into the area’s rich tapestry of history and heritage. The building was originally designed as the town’s market house in 1837, with two separate buildings – one for butter and eggs, the other for the meat market. Today, it retains the original sloping oor, which adds to the authenticity of experience as you wander back in time to the Cornish days of yore. In front of the museum is a cannon, salvaged from the wreck of the frigate HMS Anson, which foundered off Loe Bar in 1807. Around 100 sailors’ lives were lost in the disaster, inspiring Henry Trengrouse to invent the ‘Rocket’ lifesaving apparatus, which can be found inside the museum. Head inside and you’ll immediately find that the museum contains a vast social history collection. Dating from the 18th to the 20th century, the range of objects covers agriculture, local trades and industries, as well as law and order,

town history, home life, toys, sporting equipment, gardening, transport and health and leisure activities. Indeed, the sporting display features the famous Bob Fitzsimmons who, heralding from Helston, made boxing history as the sport’s first three division world champion. The Victorian Classroom, meanwhile, provides a fascinating (and, indeed, eye opening!) insight for children, to see what life was like for pupils all those years ago. The museum boasts the best costume collections of the south west, also offering a regular programme of temporary exhibitions, meaning that there’s usually something new to be found every time you visit. With a team that firmly believes in learning as a life-long process, if you're hoping to brush up on your Cornish history, a trip to Helston’s Museum of Cornish Life comes highly recommended.

MUSEUM OF CORNISH LIFE M arket P lace, Helston TR13 8 TH 01326 564027 info@ museumofcornishlife.co.uk www.museumofcornishlife.co.uk

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You may have seen them from time to time in Falmouth, whizzing past and leaving you thinking ‘what’s that?’ Chances are it’s an ICE trike.

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DID YOU KNOW? Powerful electric motors let you explore more, ride further and faster without even breaking a sweat. Electric Assist makes trike riding even more accessible and inclusive for all kinds of cyclists!

e catch up with Phil, from ICE’s Design and Marketing team, to find out more about the world of recumbent cycling. ICE has led the trike industry since 1999, making, designing, and pioneering in Falmouth, Cornwall most of what you’ll see in today’s recumbent industry. But why ride recumbent trikes? Well, hil explains, They are a relaxed, e cient, stable, fun and very comfortable way to cycle! Riding a trike, for someone who has not ridden a bike or thought they never could again, can really change their lives. In fact, some test riders get quite emotional when they realise they can ride again. New riders always return from a test ride with a huge smile on their face.” With a trike, hil continues There’s less impact on your neck, back, shoulders and, most importantly, your bottom, as there is no narrow saddle involved. On a regular bike you need padded shorts, gel seats and you’ll still end up walking like a cowboy at the end of your ride! ot so with our

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TOP TIP Whilst the ICE team always recommends riding with a flag on the roads, their riders tell us that when trike riding, you get much more room on the road than you do riding a regular bike. You look different to other cyclists so motorists tend to give you a much wider berth.

n ë MAIN Revolutionise how you explore Cornwall

LEFT INSET Check out ICE's Full Fat trike! BOTTOM LEFT Taking in the view from a recumbent cycle ride

trikes. Trikes are great for physical fitness and injury rehabilitation too, and are adaptable for any number of uses, whether you’re going on a touring adventure, an expedition, even commuting! Since 1999, ICE has made its mark around the world with a range of trikes catering to different riders’ needs. Phil elaborates Some trikes are very uick, sporty and race orientated, ideal for the road bike riders who want something different but fast. We also have other sports touring models, for those who still want to cruise the open road but are in search of practicality, features and comfort.” He points us to the Sprint Tour model, which, with its sporty ride, comfort and medium height seat position, is incredibly versatile. Indeed, whether you’re carving bends, pushing your speed, or on a long distance tour, the Sprint Tour is one for all seasons. Then there are ICE’s Adventure touring trikes. These, hil tells us, are still sporty, but offer more of an upright seating position, making them a great choice for long distance cycle touring. The Adventure model combines rugged looks with unrivalled practicality and comfort, and it’s primed for cruising the open road, discovering hidden trails and, as hil puts it, exploring new horizons. If you’re hoping to explore Cornwall’s country roads during a weekend ride, with a rider weight limit of 1 kg, the Adventure is for you. ext we have the Full Fat’ ICE’s expedition level, off road, go anywhere’ trike. This is where things get really interesting (as if they weren’t already!); when we say go anywhere’, we really mean it. In fact, in 2013, Maria Leijerstam on a Full Fat trike became the first person in the world to cycle to the South ole from the edge of Antarctica, covering over km! The record still stands today. Five years later in 2 18, with the help of ICE,

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Comfortable, social and always a great view!

atalie Wilson triked over , miles around Britain to raise awareness of Ehlers Danlos Syndromes, while Tanya oble, who had never ridden a trike before, took the Island Hopping Mad’ trike adventure around the ’s 2 islands, covering more than miles in 42 days and raising funds for Mind UK. Not to mention that in the same year ICE’s T Race Trike became the fastest in the world, winning the Human Powered Vehicle championships in ent! There are six models in the ICE range, covering a whole spectrum of cycling re uirements. Recumbent cycling is becoming more popular all the time, particularly in the SA, Canada and Europe, where people are realising the simple comfort and easy ride that comes with a trike. ICE Trikes this Summer will be at Countryfile Live, Blenheim alace, 1st to th August and The Cycle Show in Birmingham, 1 th to 1 th September.

ICE TRIKES

U nit 15, Tregoniggie Industrial E state, Falmouth TR11 4SN 01326 378 8 48 www.icetrikes.co

TRY ONE FOR YOURSELF Want to know more about ICE Trikes, or to arrange a test ride? Why not visit: PEDAL POWER, CARDIFF Tel: 02 9203 90713 www.cardiffpedalpower.org SADDLE SAFARI, MARLOW Tel: 01628 477020 www.saddlesafari.co.uk

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On Display

1. TRESCO GALLERY Shimmering Light by Jenny Ulyatt

The Old Blockhouse

The summer exhibition period continues on the Isles of Scilly at Gallery Tresco, with three shows in August. Discover the fabulous collection of work by Rosemary Trestini, Chris Hankey and hilip aylor on August rd, followed by Tom Rickman, enny lyatt and Alasdair r uhart on August 1 th, before the final show of the summer with Maggie O’Brien, Ramie Leahy and Amanda Hoskin on August 2 rd. To see the brochure featuring all of these superb

exhibitions simply visit the Gallery Tresco website. NEW GRIMSBY, TRESCO, ISLES OF SCILLY TR24 0QE 01720 424925 | www.gallerytresco.co.uk

Showcasing local artists and art galleries 2. LISA HARKER QUIRKY ART

Dancing With the Butter ies by Lisa Harker 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. She 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? 8 PYDAR MEWS, TRURO TR1 2UX 07932 086733 | harkerlisa@hotmail.com | www.lisaharkerart.co.uk

4. PAPER CUT ART

Delicious by Debs Martin Debs’ uni ue paper cut art is a playful, vibrant and colourful collection of repeat designs, uni ue in both its design and placement of individual colours. Debs specialises in upcycling sea charts, as well as original landscape and seascape designs. Her uni ue style makes for some wonderful pieces the perfect adornments to remind you of your time in Cornwall.

3. VINCENT BASHAM STUDIO/GALLERY Low Tide Godrevy by Vincent Basham

Open from 1 am until pm daily, incent’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 recently completed exhibitions in Rock in April, then in adstow in May and une, and has one more lined up at the adstow Institute from 2 rd to 2 th September. HALGWELVA, TREVANSON ROAD, WADEBRIDGE PL27 7HD 07836 244983 | www.vincentbasham.co.uk

STUDIO 11 POLMEAR ROAD, PAR PL24 2AN PaperCutArtDEBS 07976 325301 | www.cornishpapercutart.co.uk

5. GEMWEYTH SEA GLASS JEWELLERY Starfish

ecklace by Becky Edwards

Gemwyth Sea Glass ewellery was originally founded in the south of Cornwall, by the self taught Becky Edwards. 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

6. SUE READ

‘ October Light, Duckpool’ by Sue Read Sue paints the moving skies and the ever changing sea of north Cornwall, finding colour on a grey day, sparkle in low winter sun and the drama of close up waves. ainting outside and in her barn studio, her work is large scale, depicting the Cornish coastline to draw you into her landscape. To visit, please call ahead first. Originals, canvas and paper prints are available. Commissions welcome. THE MILL BARN STUDIO, WOODA HOLIDAYS, BUDE EX23 9HJ 07935 100950 suereadart | www.sueread.co.uk

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7. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY AND MUSEUM Boy with a ony by Sir Alfred Munnings

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

8. CSCAPE ART

ibrant essels by Sarah Blakey

Munnings in Cornwall’ marks years since the death of the eccentric e uestrian artist Sir Alfred Munnings RA. The exhibition, which runs at enlee House until th September, explores his paintings from the years he spent living in Cornwall. Alongside are works by his friends and contemporaries Laura and Harold night, Lamorna Birch and Dod rocter. Open 1 am to pm, Monday to Saturday.

9. ALEXANDRA DICKENS

Coastal Light by Alexandra Dickens After running her own gallery in St Ives for many years Alexandra now welcomes visitors to her studio. Essentially an abstract artist she paints with instinctive vivacity creating distinctly original vibrant abstract and coastal paintings. lease call or email for directions and opening times.

The Craft iln (Cornish crafts), Sail Loft Emporium (anti ues and collectables) and Cscape Art are part of The Old Workshop, next to the main Charlestown car park. Many originals, prints and cards by artist Sarah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey are available at the gallery. Open daily during the season 1 . am until . pm. THE OLD WORKSHOP, CHARLESTOWN PL25 3NJ 01726 66639 | www.theoldworkshopcharlestown.co.uk

07967144113 mail@alexandradickens.co.uk www.alexandradickens.co.uk

10. CAITLIN MCLINTOCK

Swan by Caitlin Mclintock Born and bred in Cornwall, Caitlin has always used its rich landscape and wonderful culture to inspire her collection of work. Graduating from Falmouth niversity with a degree in Illustration, she uses inks, watercolours and pens to create works in a crosshatching style. To see more of Caitlin’s beautiful pieces, head to the website. cjmclintockillustration@gmail.com www.cjmclintock.co.uk

11. THE CUSTOMS HOUSE GALLERY Church Cove Gunwalloe by Ben Taffinder

Standing on orthleven’s harbour side, The Customs House Gallery showcases a diverse collection of work by some of Cornwall’s finest artists. The gallery in orthleven is a member of the Own Art scheme, also hosting an array of exciting exhibitions throughout the year. lease see the website for more details. COMMERCIAL ROAD, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9JD 01326 569365 | www.cornwall-art.co.uk

12. SARAH EDDY

oly oke by Sarah Eddy

Cornish artist, Sarah Eddy, is back with more exhibitions of Cornish seascapes this uly and August, offering original oil paintings, prints and greeting cards. To see Sarah’s work in exhibition, visit Coast

Colour Canvas Gallery at Roskilly’s near St everne between 2 th uly and 2nd August, or The oly in Falmouth between 2 th and 1st August. 07507174025 www.saraheddyart.com

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•EXPERIENCE• A T R I P TO S L I C K E R S D O G H O U S E I N PA D S TO W Located on Padstow’s North Quay, Slickers Doghouse is perfectly situated for dog owners making the most of the walks on the north coast, offering a plethora of eco-friendly and sustainable products to get your canine companions summer-ready. ou’ll find everything you need, from cooling coats and rash vests, to boots and doggles, along with toys and bowls made from eco-friendly materials such as rice husk, hemp and recycled bamboo, to harnesses, life jackets, coats and drying coats, as well as wet, dry and raw food, all of which is totally grain and meat meal free. All of this, plus a range of natural, holistic and, where possible, organic treatments and medicines. ou can even arrange a professional photo shoot for your furry friend and have the images printed on a range of items, including mugs, cushion covers, coasters, even t shirts!

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SELECTION Based on Plymouth's historic Barbican the Victoria Sewart gallery displays a varied array of jewellery from across the UK.

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DISCOVER MORE Victoria has teamed up with the Cornish Seal Sanctuary to sell charity jewellery pieces made from ghost nets that featured in Victoria’s recent Falmouth exhibition, ‘Entanglement’. These will also be available to buy online.

stablished in 2006, Victoria Sewart Jewellery was one of lymouth’s first contemporary jewellery galleries and stands out from the conventional crowd, stocking extraordinary and inspiring work from British designers to fill both the gallery and the online shop. Victoria trained as a jeweller and designer at The School of Jewellery in Birmingham in 1991, and founded her jewellery business soon after. Having completed her Masters degree in 2005, Victoria’s work changed direction and she began to make sculptural fine art pieces. This inspired her to establish a gallery to showcase her own work and that of her contemporaries. Collections range from traditional materials with precious metals and stones to contemporary ones including acrylics, stone, aluminium and recycled materials. Several exhibitions this year have caught our eye, including ‘The Summer Exhibition’, featuring ten new designers to the gallery and a variety of collections. Ranging from the sculptural work of Cornish designer Stephanie Johnson and Scotland based Dominika Dupcova, to delicate festival inspired pieces created by Mim Best. “There is a huge amount of talent and skill right across Britain and the south west,” Victoria explains. “We are extremely proud to be able to represent and showcase the very best local designers who are continually committed to creating outstanding and imaginative work.”

It’s not just the artists who are well represented, customers are treated to a personal service from friendly staff who are all jewellers themselves, and who possess a huge amount of knowledge between them to help you find the perfect item. Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift or simply a treat for yourself; through the gallery it’s also possible to buy a totally unique item straight from the artist's studio. You can even work with one of the artists to create a bespoke item of jewellery to your personal specifications. The gallery has grown in reputation over the years and customers now visit from all over the world. If you want to have more of a personal touch, you can always take part in one of the popular workshop classes held in a studio above the gallery and make your own jewellery. There’s even the possibility of making your own wedding ring!

ë ABOVE Victoria Sewart displays stunning collections of contemporary jewellery

VICTORIA SEWART CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY GALLERY & SCHOOL 39 Southside Street, The B arb ican, P lymouth P L1 2LE 01752 220011 jewellery@ victoriasewart.com www.victoriasewart.com

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COASTAL | COUNTRY | TOWN | MODERN | PERIOD

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ST IVES | CORNWALL | GUIDE PRICE £950,000 | EPC D

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COASTAL | COUNTRY | TOWN | MODERN | PERIOD

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MULLION COVE | SOUTH CORNWALL | GUIDE PRICE £700,000 | EPC C

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ADVICE |

HERE TO We talk to Georgie White and Amy Wood, owners of professional administration management firm, White Woods, who are leading the way in freeing up business owners’ time.

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What kind of administration support do you offer? “We take care of all the tasks that you struggle to find enough time for anything from filing receipts, organising your emails or booking appointments, to processing payroll, answering en uiries or constructing reports. Whatever the nature of your business, we ll learn your processes to fit in seamlessly. We work from our own o ces in Helston and connect with businesses all around the world, as if we’re sat just next door. Can you tell us about your latest projects? We’ve had lots of exciting projects to get our teeth stuck into. Some of our favourite challenges have been creating an entire holiday booking system using only Excel, writing blog posts and newsletters, and creating or re vamping websites. o two days are the same which is what we love most!

WHAT THEIR CLIENTS SAY… “I have worked with Georgie and Amy for several years and cannot recommend them enough; they are professional, smart and have on more than one occasion found solutions to problems when no one else could. I have never known them not to go the extra mile. They are utterly dedicated, resourceful, quick to get the job done and in addition they're great people who we have enjoyed working with immensely.”

What skill sets do you each bring to the table for prospective clients? We’re incredibly proud of the range of expertise within our team. We’re meticulous when it comes to admin some of us are more creative whilst others are methodical with numbers. We all play to our strengths and it’s our enthusiasm to learn new things that makes it work so well. For many, it’s difficult to admit that they need help… How do you know when you need to start delegating tasks? The key is realising that you need to stop trying (and failing) to find time for all those mundane tasks you never get around to because something else takes priority. They’re the ones you should be delegating to somebody else.

What services do you offer your Superyacht clients? Exactly the same services as every other business the only difference is that these ones move! They can be in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and we’re still able to connect with them every day. We help with a variety of crew tasks such as payroll, ensuring their documentation complies with regulations and arranging their travel to and from the vessel. What are the benefits of choosing your services instead of hiring a new member of staff to carry out those tasks? We take care of your tasks for a fraction of the cost of hiring your own full time assistant, giving you time to focus on the things you love the most. ou only pay for the actual time we spend on getting those tasks done. There’s always a member of the team around to ensure a seamless continuation of service, and you’ll have access to the right combination of skills needed for the job.

WHITE WOODS INTERNATIONAL LTD

8 C oinagehall Street, Helston TR13 8 E B 01326 459059 hello@ white-woods.co.uk www.white-woods.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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WELCOME TO THE ROSELAND PENINSULA a jewel in the crown of Cornwall and a truly remarkable place to take your holiday

✔ Breathtaking views ✔ Stunning coastal scenery ✔ Safe family beaches ✔ A haven for sailing and watersports

The Roseland Is Your Ideal Holiday Destination… The Roseland Peninsula is a wonderful location for your holiday and wherever you choose to base yourself, it will be close to the spectacular coast path, sweeping sandy beaches and stunning countryside on offer in this outstanding year round holiday destination. Whether you choose a traditional holiday cottage as a rural retreat, a property in the heart of a village or a modern property for the height of luxury, one of our specially selected holiday properties will be the perfect start to a memorable holiday.

Talk to us on 01326 270900 or email us at info@portscathoholidays.co.uk

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