The Ultimate Lifestyle By The Sea
Issue 63 | September 2017 | £3.25
AN AM PRIZE B AZING WORTHUNDLE OVER
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Discover the locations that inspired our best-loved writers from Virginia Woolf to Daphne Du Maurier
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ith dramatic coastline, rugged moors and rolling countryside, it’s no surprise that Cornwall is often chosen as the setting for ﬁction. So, for our cover feature this month, author Rachel Hickman takes us on a tour of literary Cornwall (page 18), exploring the landscape that has inspired the greats, from Du Maurier to Betjeman. Continuing this theme, we visit several beautiful homes currently on the market with Savills (page 24) presenting the opportunity to set up home in the heart of literary Cornwall. If you’ve already found your dream home and are ready to inject some ﬂair, this issue is brimming with design ideas. Whitewashed walls or bold colour palettes? We showcase a range of contrasting approaches to use of colour and texture from some of Cornwall’s most acclaimed interior designers. Are you feeling lucky? As well as our usual competitions section (page 68), we present a fabulous ‘Winner takes all’ prize bundle (page 32) of amazing treats and experiences, from luxury spa packages to coastal cottage holidays – this really is our best prize package ever, so don’t miss out on your chance of winning! In Foodie, Dan takes a scenic boat trip from Porthleven to catch his own supper (page 90) and shares his tasty recipe for pollock and haddock – perfect for a beach barbeque with friends. We also visit The Cornish Barn in Penzance (page 84), a uniquely styled, smokehouse restaurant and bar that dares to do things differently. Finally, if you’re thinking of investing in a Cornish holiday home, take a look at our special getaways guide (page 71), with everything you need to know to start your adventure in the sun. Happy reading and we hope to see you soon!
ON THE COVER Godrevy lighthouse, the inspiration behind Virginia Woolf’s classic novel, To the Lighthouse.. Turn to page 18 to discover more. Image courtesy of Carla Regler.
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•VISIT• T H E M U S E U M O F W I TC H C R A F T & M AG I C On our travels, we spotted Meg Merrilees – the famous gypsy witch of John Keats’ poem – perched high on Boscastle cliff, looking out across the gorse covered moorland that surrounds the Museum of Witchcraft & Magic. But you’ll have to head just below, to the endlessly fascinating museum itself, to find this captivating carved statue in her permanent setting, alongside thousands of folk magic objects and witchcraft related items across two floors, a temporary exhibition (‘Poppets, Pins & Power’) and permanent displays. Don’t miss the shrine, herb garden and Wise Woman’s Cottage. A family day out that will leave you enchanted.
THE MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT & MAGIC The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD 01840 250111 www.museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk
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Catch up with Cornwall
Find your dream Cornish home Win a little taste of Cornwall
100 Coastal escapes
A choice of stunning stays
A window into Cornish art
120 What’s on
September at Hall For Cornwall
See page 18 for our literary Cornwall cover feature
A worthy cause
Cornwall Hospice Care
foodie 84 86
Expect the unexpected We visit The Cornish Barn
Gourmet gossip All the latest foodie news
The chips are up!
A wonderful ‘follow your dream’ tale
Catch your supper
Seaﬁshing, eight miles out to sea
GETAWAYS See page 71 for our guide to finding the perfect Cornish holiday getaway
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ZING AN AMA NDLE U B E PRIZ OVER WORTH
! ll a t i n Wi ET
An enchanting experience
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
Invoking the sea
Under the skin
Holiday home style
A perfect framework
The stunning work of Coastal Spaces Falmouth’s ground-breaking exhibition With Camellia Interiors
Carpenter Oak adds the ‘wow’ factor Top tips from Inspirational Interiors
Automate your home
Welcome to the modern age
A day in Scilly
A north coast walk
With the latest blind technology Cleverly convert your range oven
Take a family trip to the island paradise We explore Holywell Bay
102 Your property ﬁrst
Meet the north Cornwall property experts
106 A force for change
Introducing the Kurt Jackson Foundation
Best foot forward
Full steam ahead!
Service with a smile
Cornwall Gold supports the RNLI Accessorise with Silver Origins With a tour at Poldark Mine Hop aboard Bodmin & Wenford Railway At Cornwall Denture Clinic
At the heart of the issue
The myths and facts of heart disease
An evolving investment strategy Top ﬁnancial advice from Harris Begley
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100 reasons to visit Porthleven’s Customs House Gallery Art should be enjoyed by everybody, and thanks to the innovative Own Art scheme, it can be! The scheme, funded by Arts Council England, encourages ownership of original art, making it more accessible to all, by enabling the coast to be spread into ten monthly instalments, with no extra costs to the customer and no deposit to pay (www.ownart.org.uk).
One gallery that has wholehearted signed up to the scheme is Porthleven’s Customs House Gallery, which has just reached the amazing milestone of 100 applications! Louise from gallery says “We’re really proud to part of the scheme and are delighted to be helping people get original artwork into their homes!” Applications can be processed via email if buying from the gallery’s website, or in just 10 to 15 minutes in the gallery. What’s more, you can take your art home with you that day. So if you thought that beautiful piece you’ve pined after was out of your reach, it’s time to think again!
For more information call 01326 569365 or visit www.cornwall-art.co.uk
– was handed to her during a surprise presentation at the charity’s Truro department store.
leads Liana to London Liana Clough from Truro has just had the surprise of her life, winning £4,000 on the Cornwall Hospice Care Lottery. The rollover prize – which at its maximum can reach up to a staggering £10,000
Marine Conservation Society joins forces with Waitrose
Aimed at creating the biggest beach and river clean event series ever, this new partnership will help mobilise the public in the ﬁght against the rising tide of plastic litter on our beaches. Tor Harris, Head of Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability at Waitrose, tells us: “The marine environment is important to all of us, so the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) cleans were an obvious choice when thinking where to donate some of our plastic carrier bag funds.
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Sarah Vincent, Lottery Manager for the Cornish charity, says: “It was lovely to hear of Liana’s plans and to know this win has made a difference to her. All this celebration for just a £1 line!” To learn more about Cornwall Hospice Care, visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk
It’s our ﬁrst step in donating £1 million to projects to tackle plastic pollution.” MCS Beachwatch Manager, Lauren Eyles, says: “Our beaches are suffering, but we can all do something positive to help – ﬁnd your nearest event and get stuck in!” To ﬁnd out more visit www.mcsuk.org/waitrose
On Friday 23rd June, Liana’s number came up. It turns out she’s been an avid computer game player for 11 years and has recently been saving to attend a gaming convention in London this September. A tearful Liana tells us: “That’s just amazing. It’s wonderful, wonderful timing. Thank you so much to everyone involved!”
ACT Studios launches professional holiday photography service Perfect if you’re enjoying a staycation, ACT’s new service allows you to crisply and conveniently capture your trip to Cornwall, with quality images that you only get from the trained eye of a professional. Ready to join you anywhere at anytime, whether it’s for a birthday, big anniversary or just just a jolly on the beach, having an expert on hand to capture those magical, lifelong memories is a real holiday luxury. Photoshoots, which are taken by one of a network of local professionals, last about an hour and take place at your location or event of choice, costing just £79. What’s more, you can download your images straight from your very own mobile app, meaning you can select your favourites, whether it’s for printing, albums, framing or posting straight to social media. Handy! To ﬁnd out more, call 0208 979 9896 or visit www.act-studios.com
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coastal Scandi look… Owner of chic homewares boutique Coastal Scandi, Isabel Humphreys, gives us her advice on achieving a cool interior this summer. “Inspired by our love of the coast, nature and the outdoors, we share an aﬃliation with our Nordic friends,” says Isabel. “Scandinavian homes have a pure, pared back style that centres around clean lines, simplicity, ﬂawless craftsmanship and understated elegance.”
the outside! Cornish weather is slowly becoming more unpredictable, affecting how much time we can spend outdoors. Installing an awning on your outdoor area can help you make the most of your outside space, whether it’s hot, cold or throwing it down with rain.
So how to create the look? Isabel starts from the ﬂoor upwards. “Carpet never took off in Scandinavia and most interiors will have wooden, preferably light, ﬂooring in all rooms. Think white walls, ﬂoors and ceilings, with cool grey and subtle blues. Add a contrast colour such as yellow, blue or black to add that contemporary feel.” Finally, as Isabel explains, you should declutter.
To ﬁnd out more, call 01872 560500 or visit www.stylehome.co.uk
All items are available to buy at Coastal Scandi in Wadebridge, so pop in to see how you can create the look in your own home. For more information visit www.coastalscandi.com
Spark ignites ambition
of new business Guanchitas
An awning from Stylehome is completely bespoke, from the colour and the fabric used, to built-in lighting, heating and remote control. That’s right – you can open and close your new awning at the touch of a button! Quality and style is also guaranteed, as Stylehome is Cornwall’s leading Luxaﬂex Inspiration dealer. The Luxaﬂex range of awnings and canopies is state of the art and comes with a ﬁve-year guarantee, so you’ve got plenty of time to discover just how good it is!
“Simplify your space with functional, useful pieces. Choose furniture that is simple and elegant with clean lines – less is more! We love the elegance of Tom Raﬃeld’s Arbor Chair in oak and grey wool, teamed with the fun quirky Shorebirds print, and bright injection of a yellow lambs wool throw.”
A recipe handed down for generations has been the inspiration for Guanchitas, a new business launched in Falmouth. Guanchitas is the female version of a Guanche, which translates as ‘cave people’.
The recipe for the authentic, traditional chilli sauce came from business owner Jennie Merilion’s grandmother who lived in a cave in the Canary Islands. Jennie has perfected the sauce, and signed up to the Spark programme to launch her business, a fully funded project by the European Regional Development Fund. If you have a great business idea, or you have registered in the last 12 months, why not contact Spark to start your journey. For more information call 01872 308236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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for summer Now that the schools have broken up for the holidays there are lots of excited children looking forward to a summer of fun. One of our family favourites is a visit to Newton Equestrian in Mullion who has just announced their pony days and pony camps for this summer. With experienced instructors and countryside hacks in the heart of the Lizard Peninsula, this is the perfect place for budding equestrians.
Dream Doors Matt Jones from Dream Doors is “immensely proud” of what the company has achieved so far! Having now been trading for a whole year, Dream Doors provides friendly, local and personalised service, with a focus on providing you with top quality products and attention to detail. Matt tells us: “The thing that sets us apart is that our doors are made to measure, so you can get new doors to ﬁt your existing units and inject a new lease of life into your current kitchen.”
All of the horses and ponies are suitable for all riding abilities and a pony day includes a half hour lesson, an hour’s hack and stable management. Pony summer camp takes place at the end of August (31st to 2nd September) and
Friends to collaborate in exciting exhibition at Porthleven Lifeboat House
In ﬁnancially uncertain times, we all need to tighten our pockets and make sure we get value for money, so why rip out perfectly good units when you could simply replace the doors and drawers? It’s not just your pockets that will feel the beneﬁts, but the environment too, with any waste wood that Dream Doors removes being used to create new, manmade boards!
For more information, prices and bookings visit www.newtonequestrian.co.uk or call 01326 240388
Linda Matthews, known for her atmospheric paintings based on the coastline around Rinsey and Praa Sands, will be working with Richard Horner as they showcase their recent works that focus on local seascapes. Richard’s representational landscapes reﬂect his deep feeling for the Cornish coast, where he can often be seen scrambling about with sketchpad and camera in hand. His aim is to make you believe that you’re there, dipping your toes in the water; feeling the dizzying height of the cliffs. The event, which will take place from Saturday 26th August until Friday 1st September follows a very successful show in St Ives in June, and it’ll also include some beautifully crafted woodwork from Cornish artisan, Kevin Harris. To ﬁnd out more, call Linda on 07957 615435 or visit www.richardhorner.co.uk
For more information, call 01872 885703 or visit www.dreamdoors.co.uk
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Experience a Bank Holiday weekend with a difference
at Summer Fest in Falmouth Events Square, this August Hosted by business start-up experts Outset, Summer Fest is a brand new festival style event that’s set to celebrate the very best of Cornwall’s creative talent. Browse a plethora of arts and craft stalls selling bespoke goods, from handcrafted jewellery and furniture to designer swimwear and vintage clothing, and tempt your taste buds with an eclectic range of international cuisine. The square will take on a party atmosphere, with
entertainment from talented local musicians, a catwalk fashion show as well as performances by martial art experts. You can even join in ﬁtness demonstrations! There’ll also be children’s entertainment and a fun beach hut selﬁe booth, meaning this Bank Holiday weekend event promises to keep everyone happy! Outset Cornwall is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, DCH and the Outset Foundation. To ﬁnd out more visit www.outsetcornwall.co.uk
Enjoy scenic escapes to the country at Boscrege Caravan and Camping Park
Open 12 months of the year and nestled in the peaceful countryside near Helston, just two miles from the coast, Boscrege Caravan and Camping Park offers luxury holiday homes to both hire and buy.
Trust walking route, so there’s ample opportunity to get out there and explore without leaving anyone behind. Excitingly, 2018 is set to see the development of new, exclusive lodges, so Boscrege is deﬁnitely one to watch if you’re already planning your next summer holiday! For more information call 01736 762231 or visit www.caravanparkcornwall.com
Choose from a range of stunning holiday homes and lodges, some of which enjoy prime position overlooking Tregonning Hill. Perfect for families with kids and a dog in tow, the park is also on the National
The Hoxton Special With amazing views toward St Michael’s Mount, The Hoxton Special is a new and exciting venue for watersports and coffee lovers alike. Putting to use the abandoned lifeguarding hut, just along from the station house car park in Marazion, the hut offers fun and excitement for all the family.
Retallack Kitchens proves that big things come in small packages Husband and wife team, David and Jo Retallack, understand the importance of getting to know you and your individual taste and style. They also know how tricky getting a new kitchen can be for anyone leading a busy lifestyle, which is why they’re happy to arrange appointments during evenings and weekends.
With Stand Up Paddle Board rental, kitesurﬁng lessons, yoga classes, and the best coffee on the beach, it’s a great venue for those that want to kick back with a lovely coffee having sent the younger ones off to do some activities under the watchful eye of the team. Easy going and approachable, the whole crew is super friendly and always happy to help, and with their wealth of experience and qualiﬁcations, you know you’re in for a great day out. For more information call 07572 432402, visit www.thehoxtonspecial.com or www.facebook.com/thehoxtonspecial
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Customer-led, friendly and local, Retallack Kitchens is ﬁrmly established as a small Cornish company doing big things, with years of experience and a vast knowledge of the kitchen industry.
Retallack specialises in mid to high-end projects of all sizes, so whether you need them to work alongside your existing tradesmen, or to tackle the whole job from the ground up, why not pop into the Lostwithiel showroom and see what the team can do for you? For more information visit www.davidretallackkitchens.co.uk
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Stunning Hardwood Floors TreConcepts creates high quality flooring designs tailored to your requirements.
Call. 01872 492 029 Âˇ www.treconcepts.co.uk Showroom open Monday to Friday at Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Chapel Hill, Porthtowan, Cornwall TR4 8HL
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Exciting new additions to Carvynick Country Club welcome. Recently, on top of Carvynick’s touring pitches and luxury holiday cottages, the team unveiled 30 new tent pitches – a number that’s only expected to rise – meaning you can enjoy a classic camping holiday with the added beneﬁts of Carvynick’s exclusively fabulous facilities!
Carvynick Country Club offers mixed holiday accommodation for all, just ten minutes from the stunning beaches around Newquay. The fantastic facilities include conference rooms, a ﬁve-star toilet and shower block and The Signature Spa, as well as the leisure centre, which now opens from 8am until 9pm daily, for both members and pay as you go visitors, and locals are more than
For more information visit www.carvynick .co.uk
Capture your coastal style As the summer sun illuminates the various spaces of our homes, it’s now that we start to see just how worn out our old bathrooms look. Sound familiar?
Spanish company, Porcelanosa, with its award-winning designs and high-quality tiles.
Fortunately, The Cornwall Tile Company team, with its comprehensive range of tiles and sanitary ware, is here to help add some coastal class to your tired-looking bathroom.
The team, committed to delivering the highest level of service, has plenty of experience when it comes to transforming luxury homes, and with owner Simon Paul himself installing tiles in the highest end properties for more than a decade, you know you’re in safe hands.
Based in Newquay, CTC is the only showroom that displays bathrooms from world-renowned
To ﬁnd out more, visit www.thecornwalltilecompany.co.uk
New this year, The Croust Hut is already a ﬁrm Cornish favourite! With a love for all things Cornish, The Croust Hut aims to use only the freshest, local produce. And, having only opened earlier this year, it’s already established itself as a fantastic year-round stop, whether you fancy coffee and cake or a hearty, sit-down meal. The establishment is located next to King Edward Mine Museum which, combined
with it’s ‘open all year round’ policy, makes it a great spot for a family day out, whatever the weather. What’s more, The Croust Hut calendar is ﬁlled with events throughout the year, with barbeques and feast nights going down a storm. Word is that the recent South African feast night was exceptional!
For more information call 01209 612635 or visit www.thecrousthut.co.uk
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showroom opens! This September marks the opening of a brand new ﬂooring showroom, displaying a range of stunning ﬂooring options to help make your home or holiday let as beautiful as it deserves to be. MH Flooring Specialists, established in 2001, has long held a reputation for its quality service. The brainchild of Mark Honeychurch, who started his ﬂooring apprenticeship in the mid 1980s, the company has seen its proﬁle rise steadily thanks to recommendations and repeat business.
Established in 1997, the team is dedicated to achieving exactly what you want, with an aftercare service that’s as important to them as it is to you. What’s more, each of the team’s experts is there to take the hassle out of choosing and installing your new room, whether you’ve got a ﬁrm idea of what you want or are looking for someone to help piece the puzzle together.
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Discover the incredible work of artist Jeremy Sanders
and colour and his originals can be viewed in galleries across the region, including Imagianation in St Ives, The Summerhouse in Marazion and The Little Picture Gallery in Mousehole.
The new showroom will be managed by Mark and his wife, Catherine. “Our displays include Amtico, Victoria Carpets, Atkinson & Kirby Hardwood ﬂooring,” says Mark, “of which we probably have the largest hardwood ﬂooring show ﬂoor in Cornwall.” So, if you have a project that needs a specialist ﬁnishing touch, head down to the new showroom this September and meet the team.
So, if you’re looking for an independent, family-run kitchen and bedroom specialist with years of industry experience, why not pay H Everett Interiors a visit?
Here at Cornwall Living, we are always interested in discovering artists, so it was a delight to happen upon Jeremy Sanders, a Cornish based artist working in oils and using credit cards as tools to paint with. Jeremy specialises in light
Jeremy’s work can also be seen by appointment in his studio, from where he also provides tutorials and technique demonstrations upon request. Offseason art holidays with accommodation for up to six people are also available, so you can have a go at creating a few masterpieces of your own. For more information visit www.jeremysanders.co.uk
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paradise Author Rachel Hickman explores the rugged landscape and magical coastline that have inspired many of our literary greats. WORDS BY
hy is Cornwall a place of literary adventure? From its rugged moorland and ruined mining past to its high winding hedgerows and wreckers’ shores, Cornwall is so full of character as to be a character itself in the novels it inspires: contradictory and colourful – as well as mysterious and moody. Perhaps it’s because as a reader you feel as if you’ve arrived at the furthest tip of possibility and that time somehow stops at Land’s End. That stories set in Cornwall somehow stretch along a coastline that runs on forever; secrets tangled in old rope and seaweed, and stashed in caves guarded by the tide; where the weather deﬁnes the twists and turns of a plot. Literary Cornwall has a history that dates back to the myths of King Arthur and Tintagel. The story I love is Tristan and Iseult retold by Rosemary Sutcliffe and illustrated by Victor Ambrus. How valiant Tristan is sent on a mission to ﬁnd a queen for his uncle, the King of Cornwall, but falls in love instead with a ﬂame-haired Irish princess, Iseult – with heartbreaking consequences. If you go to Tintagel on the north coast and stand with your eyes closed to the Atlantic wind you can almost feel the presence of some mythical force.
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My bookish Cornwall is as timeless and well-thumbed as the novels on a holiday cottage bookshelf. There’s a reason why Enid Blyton’s Famous Five are still sleuthing today, or The Island of Adventure works even now for children: its heroes Jack, Philip, Dinah and Lucy-Ann at Craggy-tops unearthing sinister goings-on on the mysterious Isle of Gloom when they stumble into an abandoned copper mine and tunnels under the sea. On a wet windy day stuck indoors, there’s nothing better than the page-turning excitement of imagining treacherous tides, coves and treasure. Another beloved modern classic for children set in Cornwall is Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising sequence. An ancient manuscript is found in the cottage where the Drew children are staying that leads them into a battle between the Light and the Dark, and a quest for the Things of Power with all the danger, magic and mystery that goes with that. The ﬁctional village of Trewissick in the story is likely to have been inspired by Mevagissey, south of St Austell where the author used to stay. There’s a local headland to the north called Penare Point which sounds a little like Kemare, and another headland to the south, called Chapel Point.
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Darkness and light pervade all Cornish stories and especially the novels of Daphne Du Maurier, bridging the gap between childhood and adult reading. I discovered Du Maurier’s novels as a teenager and then again in my twenties while on honeymoon touring Cornwall in an unreliable TR5. We arrived in St Mawes just as the afternoon light was fading and stumbled upon the Tresanton Hotel, long before it was transformed by the Polizzis. It was a time-travelling moment – the hotel had a dusty elegance with faded chintz bedrooms, including a small round box on the bedside tables that contained two digestive biscuits. It was April, cold and sunny, and in that moment I stepped into Daphne Du Maurier’s stout shoes and began dreaming of mysterious creeks, wreckers’ coves, bleak moors and gothic mansions. As a teen, I read Frenchman’s Creek ﬁrst – a swashbuckling adventure with romanticised characters in which the writing is dreamy and languid. A fed-up and rebellious Lady Dona St Columb visits Navron, her husband’s remote estate, where she ﬁnds evidence that the property is being used by a notorious French pirate who has been prowling the coast. Exploring the sleepy, hidden creeks around Helford, she discovers that the Jean-Benoit Aubéry, is an altogether more exciting man than her husband.
n Now and then: Ferryside at Bodinnick
on the Fowey river, where Daphne Du Maurier wrote some of her novels including The Loving Spirit
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its history back to the Normans. It played a signiﬁcant role in the Civil War – as recounted in the book – and nowadays Boconnoc House and its surrounding estate is one of the most beautiful locations in Cornwall. Other Cornish adventures later in my life have included reading all 12 Poldark novels by Winston Graham in succession on a train while commuting from Winchester to work at Penguin Books, and then Harper Collins in London. The series is now immortalised for television, but nothing compares to the detail of the stories. Romance, intrigue, betrayal, and one of the most heart-breaking love triangles in modern ﬁction ensues as Ross falls in love with the high-spirited Demelza, and tries to build a better world while ﬁghting his arch-enemy, the ruthless
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But perhaps my favourite Du Maurier story is The King’s General; the ﬁrst novel Du Maurier wrote while living at Menabilly, the real-life setting for her most famous novel, Rebecca, where it’s called ‘Manderley’. It tells of the enduring love between Honor Harris who is 18 when she ﬁrst meets proud, reckless and captivating Richard Grenvile. Following a riding accident, Honor is reconciled to a life of disability on her own. As the English Civil war is waged, Richard rises through the ranks of the army. Years pass, until Sir Richard, now as a general serving King Charles I, ﬁnds her. Finally, they share their passion in the ruins of her family’s great estate on the storm-tossed Cornish coast. That estate exists: Boconnoc, which lies three miles east of Lostwithiel and can trace
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Boconnoc House, an inspiration for the novel, The King’s General
ﬁnancier, George Warleggan. The novels were set especially in and near Perranporth where Graham lived for more than three decades. And now, 25 years on, my own recently published ﬁrst novel, One Silver Summer, was inspired by long holidays with my husband and children in and around the Roseland. I wrote it over a two-year period – much of it at Kerbenetty Cottage in Portloe looking out over the harbour. The coastal paths that my hero and heroine tread are those between Portloe and Carne, and Pendower, beaches, with a sharp diversion up the wooded valley towards Melinsey Mill. Trist House, my grand estate, is a place of ﬁction, but I admit to borrowing the name from a beautiful old rectory in Veryan. Much ‘essential’ writing time, and most of the edits, was spent ensconced by a ﬁre or on the terraces of The Nare and Lugger hotels. Thinking time was spent walking the dog on Towan beach in all weathers; watching horses being exercised close to the coast path near Rosteague House.
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Wherever we turn in Cornwall, we are fortunate to be surrounded by a hugely evocative landscape; one that has inspired many a great author and poet as the perfect setting to stage their adventures, immortalising it forever on the page. As we always say, nothing beats getting out to explore the magic of Cornwall ﬁrsthand, so we’ve suggested a few more locations to visit over the page. Who knows, you may even be inspired to put pen to paper yourself.
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MEET RACHEL Rachel Hickman is founding Director of Chicken House Publishing Ltd. Having worked with some of the most famous names in children’s publishing, including Roald Dahl, she has put fingertips to the keyboard for the first time with One Silver Summer (Old Barn Books, £6.99) for teens about love, loss – and horses. Visit www.cornwall-living.co.uk to read our interview with Rachel in last month’s issue. @hickman_rachel onesilversummer
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FOWEY HALL This grand country house by the sea stakes a good claim to the inspiration behind Toad Hall, when Kenneth Grahame stayed in the area with friend and fellow author, Arthur Quiller-Couch.
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Rosamunde Pilcher’s 1987 classic The Shell Seekers has sold over ﬁve million copies to date. Locations used in the 2006 TV adaptation include Port Isaac, St Michael’s Mount, Lamorna and Prideaux Place in Padstow.
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OUT NOW MORGOWR AND THE LEATHERBACK TURTLE by Judy Scrimshaw Children will love this heartwarming tale, the latest Mogowr adventure from Granny Moff Books, featuring wonderful rhymes and beautifully vivid illustrations.
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ST ENODOC, DAYMER BAY This area is Betjeman country, inspiring several of his greatest works. Visit Betjeman’s ﬁnal resting place, in the grounds of St Enodoc Church, a beautiful setting nestled in the dunes above the bay.
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Author Patrick Gale lives near Land’s End on a cattle farm and many of his novels are set in the surrounding landscape. Notes from an Exhibition follows the colourful life of an artist from Penzance, while The Cat Sanctuary places some of the action on Bodmin Moor.
Head over to our Vimeo page for a tour of Fowey Hall, supposedly the inspiration behind Toad Hall in The Wind in Willows.
GODREVY LIGHTHOUSE The iconic Godrevy lighthouse (beautifully captured on the left by photographer Carla Regler) inspired Virginia Woolf’s modern classic, To the Lighthouse, frequently cited one of the greatest English-language novels of all time. Although inspired by her family’s visits to St Ives, the ﬁctional lighthouse in Woolf’s story is relocated to the Isle of Skye, off the coast of Scotland.
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This issue is crammed pack with amazing competitions, from our ‘Winner takes all’ prize on page 32, including a Sunday lunch for four at The Polurrian Bay Hotel, to our usual competitions section on page 68, which includes afternoon tea for two at Fowey Hall. Head over to our website for the full list and all the details on how to enter. Enter now at www.cornwall-living.co.uk Terms & conditions apply
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ON THE STRAND We take a tour of some of the most beautiful homes currently on the market in the heart of literary Cornwall.
Bosca near Perranuthnoe
s we explore in this issue’s cover story, Cornwall has long been the backdrop for tales of adventurers, pirates, romance, and the lives of the people who live here. Central to these stories is often the landscape, both natural and manmade, whether harbours, moorlands, beaches, cottages or country houses. We’ve enlisted the help of the team at Savills Cornwall, who have managed the sales of some of the most beautiful and special properties in the county, both on the coast and in the countryside, to provide a guided tour of Cornwall’s ﬁnest homes. Located in the heart of Du Maurier country, Roskruge Barton (guide price £2,500,000) is a Grade II* Listed medieval manor near Manaccan, on the southern side of the river Helford, just a short distance from the stretch of water immortalised in Frenchman’s Creek. Parts of the house date from the 16th Century. It has been little changed since the 19th Century and represents a rare example of a wonderful country home in this part of Cornwall. The house has ﬁve bedrooms, and three reception rooms, including a breakfast room with a huge ﬁreplace and log burner, as well as an attached guest annexe. There is a former water mill and associated buildings, which represent an excellent opportunity for conversion for a variety of purposes (subject to the necessary consents),
along with 44.5 acres of completely unspoilt woodlands, gardens and virgin meadows. Nearby Roskruge Barton Cottage, a wonderful whitewashed, three-bedroom cottage, is on the market with a guide price of £425,000. It is easy to imagine that the picturesque setting of Churchtown Cottage at Morval, near Looe, could act as the backdrop for a classic romantic love story. Just three miles from the south coast, in a tranquil, secluded valley, it offers the chance to own a beautiful four bedroom, Grade II Listed home (guide price £1,100,000), with an adjoining three bedroom cottage and detached cottage split into two further holiday cottages. Churchtown has 3.5 acres of park-like gardens which adjoin the grounds of the Grade I Listed St Wenna’s Church. In what could easily be imagined as a former pirates’ playground of wild seas, cliffs and caves in the rugged landscape
The sitting room of Roskruge Barton
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Roskruge Barton, a picture perfect home nestled in the Cornish countryside
The Grade II Listed Churchtown at Morval, near Looe
of southern Cornwall is Bosca (guide price £1,250,000), near Perranuthnoe. A charming house with wide sea views and around 300ft of direct water frontage, it has recently been refurbished and has two bedroom suites and two further bedrooms, and a roof terrace with views to the south and west. A separate cottage has two bedrooms and an attached studio/study. The grounds extend to two acres and include a meadow and sun terrace. This is just a small selection of the stunning homes across Cornwall currently listed with Savills. Why not immerse yourself in the deeply evocative landscape that has inspired so many of our greatest writers? Contact the Savills team today to start the next chapter in your own story.
73 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2PN 01872 243200 firstname.lastname@example.org www.savills.co.uk
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Cornish-based adventures for children, written and illustrated by Judy Scrimshaw The latest Morgowr adventure is hot off the press! Morgowr, the legendary Cornish plesiosaur, rescues a Leatherback Turtle who is in distress from eating jetsam, mistaking a floating plastic bag for food. This leads her to the Caribbean for an adventure with baby turtles, a flotilla of plesiosaurs and a submarine volcano called Kick ‘em Jenny!
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PUBLISHED BOOKS: The Ballad of Morgowr, Morgowr and the Leatherback Turtle, Morgowr the Sea Giant, colouring Books 1,2 & 3. The Little Red Egg (winner of the Gorsedh Kernow Award).
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mmaculately presented throughout, there’s a real ‘house in the country’ feel to be enjoyed at Millstream Orchard. Three bedrooms comprise the current accommodation – one with its own ensuite – as well as an annexe, which is handy for hosting guests or housing dependent relatives. In the kitchen, you’ll find a Rayburn occupying its own red-brick archway and in the winter, as you and your guests sit around the table, weathering an Atlantic storm over a bottle of wine, this typical farmhouse kitchen really comes into its own. Outside, the formal gardens include a semicircular patio with a curved, Cornish-style stonewall, which in turn incorporates LED lighting, making it a lovely spot in which to enjoy the dusky hours of summer. Finally, and perhaps the icing on the cake, is the bench at the foot of the garden overlooking the stream. Surrounded by flora and fauna, this is a lovely spot to relax and meditate, especially on a fine summer afternoon. With all there is to offer on the north coast, including fantastic restaurants, watersports and some of the finest sailing waters in the UK, Millstream Orchard is a rare opportunity to enjoy the best of life in Cornwall, both on and off the water.
INFORMATION Three bedrooms Master en suite Formal gardens opening onto a stream Annexe with bed space and kitchenette Close to fishing port Padstow Fibre optic Internet connection Parking for three cars Close to ‘Saints Way’ footpath
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SCAWSWATER MILL Experience an authentic taste of traditional country living, less than two miles from Cornwall’s cathedral city.
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urrounded by lush woodland and countryside, Scawswater Mill offers seven bedrooms in total, across both the main Mill House and the converted Mill. The two are linked by a beautiful vaulted room, which is currently set out as a living area, enjoying its own inglenook fireplace and a conservatory at the far end, which allows natural light to spill in and fill the space. Authentic features throughout the Mill House are typical of a traditional Cornish country house, with flagstone slate flooring and multiple fireplaces reminding you of the 19th century history of this comfortable home. You’ll also find 16th century archaeology in the grounds, where there’s much to be enjoyed, from the raised lawn at the front of the house, to the main gardens at the rear. On one side are Idless woods and on the other, the river Allen, and it can often feel like there’s nobody else around in this tiny Cornish hamlet, great for anyone who loves a peaceful walk. A favoured location for anyone who wants a taste of country living but requires close proximity to high street names, a modern transport infrastructure and the convenience of Cornwall’s capital, Scawswater Mill might just be the solution for you.
St Austell Penzance
INFORMATION Seven bedrooms Three bathrooms Off-road parking for three cars Gardens just under ¾ acre Kitchen with range cooker Sitting room with mezzanine over Integral garage Grade II Listed
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a e s the We take a look at two stunning waterside developments from Coastal Spaces.
he coast is an infinite source of inspiration, for artists, writers and photographers. There is something endlessly fascinating and alluring about the junction where land meets ocean that brings out some of the finest work in people. But often overlooked is the role it plays in architectural design. A trip around Cornwall’s stunning coastline will not only reveal galleries full of beautiful seascapes; indeed, if you look around you, you’ll find masterpieces of another kind perched on the clifftops. Creating new buildings is a responsibility, especially when considering that they are intended to last as permanent additions to the landscape. Not only must they represent the age in which they are built, they must stand the test of time, remaining sympathetic to their surroundings as fads come and go. When a location – like Cornwall – is so naturally beautiful, it ups the stakes, demanding a response that complements the landscape it inhabits. It is these thoughts that make Coastal Spaces such an exciting prospect. This Cornish design company, based out of the delightfully named Lighthouse Cottage in Wadebridge, is led by Sean Hodgson. Simply put, Sean and his team get coastal living instinctively and use their collective experience and creativity to design stunning
spaces that capitalise on the views our coast is blessed with, while make the living spaces truly luxurious and inviting. While Coastal Spaces’ designs are respectful of their environment, incorporating local natural materials and gently nodding to the past, they are by no means shrinking violets. Instead, you’ll find bold, daring pieces of architecture, with contemporary clean lines, at the very forefront of modern design. The team only ever work on a small number of projects at a time, to ensure they devote the necessary attention and focus to each one. “Through highly personal and careful consideration of location, setting and backdrop, Coastal Spaces brings a part minimalist and part modern architectural approach to exclusive waterside locations across the UK,” explains Sean. “From initial concept, through design and development, each project is unique and offers unprecedented levels of living space both internally and externally for those in search of a distinct coastal home.” To see an example of Coastal Spaces’ ingenuity, you need only look at current project Polurrian Bay Villas in the grounds of the popular luxury hotel in the cliffs above Mullion on the Lizard peninsula. These bright and spacious open-plan villas offer the very best in coastal living. With only six in the development,
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this is your chance to own a stunning home in an extremely exclusive setting. Invoking the classic Edwardian seaside villas found across the coast, each villa is fronted with a large balcony, perfect for gazing out upon the Atlantic and the Celtic Sea. The South West Coast Path is quite literally on your doorstep, offering miles upon miles of stunning scenery to explore, before returning to your luxury space to enjoy cocktails as the sun melts into the horizon. Another wonderful advantage of the development is that each villa takes full advantage of the facilities at the Polurrian Bay Hotel, including both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sumptuous spa, and an Ofsted-registered crèche. What’s more you can participate in the leaseback scheme, meaning you can earn money from your property when you are not using it yourself – making it an attractive proposition financially too. With three of the six villas already reserved, you’ll want to get in quick if you want to secure a piece of the dream. Another deluxe development from Coastal Spaces is Una St Ives, just inland from Carbis Bay, regularly cited as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Indeed, you’d be hard pressed to find a more wonderful location in which to relax and unwind. With an array of beaches on your doorstep, it’s within easy reach of
the hustle and bustle of St Ives, with its independent boutiques, bars, bistros and galleries, including the recently reopened Tate St Ives overlooking Porthmeor beach. Una St Ives comprises of a cluster of chic and contemporary eco houses, clad in wood and topped with sedan roofs, with warm rusty hues that change with the season. Each home is wonderfully bright and spacious, and features a balcony to make the most of indoor-outdoor living, savouring the quality of light that St Ives is famed for. The complex also boasts its own stateof-the-art gym, indoor swimming pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, and a sumptuous spa, so you can indulge in some much needed recuperation when not out enjoying all the area has to offer. To learn more about either of these developments, or to discuss a coastal dream of your own, contact Sean and the team from Coastal Spaces now.
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ç LEFT TOP TO BOTTOM The bright and spacious rooms, and the indoor pool, at Una St Ives
Lighthouse Cottage, Eddystone Road, Wadebridge PL27 7AL 01208 816622 email@example.com www.coastalspaces.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk
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The first anti-fatigue Wellingtons on the market, these boots are handmade by French craftsmen from 100% natural rubber, combining a triple density, anti-fatigue sole with 360° grip and full neoprene lining!
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If joy were made out of wool, it would come in the form of this chunky, squidgy, Alternative Flooring rug, offering your tired feet an allnatural welcome home hug.
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This family run business has been handcrafting luxurious chocolates in their Mullion workshops for over 15 years. Don’t miss your chance to sample some of its bestselling chocolates, local fudge and biscuits!
CAN YOU CUT IT? Win a full day butchery course at Etherington’s Farm Shop
Learn about the various cuts and master the dexterous skills needed to tackle meat in the kitchen at home, a fantastic way to bolster that foodie flair you’ve been working on!
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Cornucopia Visitor Centre is home Cornwall’s first interactive pasty heritage experience, and this prize includes a Pasty Tasting Tour, a hands-on Make and Bake experience as well as entry for the family to Cornucopia Family Adenture!
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Barry Rowe Fine Jewellers, with its own onsite goldsmith, creates bespoke jewellery, whatever the occasion. This stunning ring is silver set with white sapphires, so don’t miss your chance!
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Ideal for the beach, festivals and garden, made from 100% fair trade cotton and supplied with five FSC wooden poles and a carry case, this top-quality windbreak is made to withstand the gustiest of Cornish weather!
Inspired by the Cornish countryside, Bloomtown’s range of multi award winning and cruelty free ecoluxuries is expertly handcrafted in Cornwall. Each product is 100 per cent free of palm oil, parabens and other undesirables!
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Illustrated Living and Atrium Gallery are situated in Truro’s Lemon Street Market. The shop offers wonderful furniture, lighting, home accessories and gifts, and the Atrium features curated contemporary art, jewellery and ceramics.
Head to The Rockpool seafood café, bar and grill and enjoy a sumptuous meal for two. Choose from the main menu or the daily changing specials board, before hitting Gwithian beach and letting it all go down with a walk along the shoreline.
Spinriver Design specialises in coastal and country contemporary interiors and this fantastic prize, which includes a stunning piece from Artist, Michael Hunter, offers a concept design service for a room of your choice!
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£139 This award-winning kettle by Danish brand Stelton is aesthetically stunning. The attractive steel jug is rounded off with a beech handle, and is available in grey or pale blue – a beautiful addition to your kitchen.
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•EXPERIENCE• A N E X H I B I T I O N L I K E N O OT H E R Are you ready for your preconceptions to be challenged at an exhibition that is guaranteed to get under your skin? Head to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth to experience the innovative and endlessly fascinating exhibition that everyone is talking about. ‘Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed’ is a ground-breaking history of British tattooing, featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors. The exhibition tells a riveting story that both enlightens and celebrates the astonishingly rich artistic heritage. There’s plenty more to experience at the museum, including ‘Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny’, which explores Bligh’s Cornish roots, and brings to life one of the greatest small boat survival stories in history, featuring relics from the voyage and a specially built reproduction of the Bounty launch. You’ll also ﬁ nd a brand new ‘Awesome Adventurers’ Play-Zone, craft making, live performances, storytelling and trails!
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM CORNWALL Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR113 QY 01326 313388 www.nmmc.co.uk
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Giorgi Holland from Iroka explains how the interior design company restyled a St Ives holiday home.
ìé ABOVE Iroka used white washed flooring and pastel blues and greys to invoke a subtle beachey feel ì INSET The Mediterranean inspired courtyard
hen it comes to kitting out your holiday home, it takes a lot these days to impress the most discerning guests. So, if you want to create a stunning bolthole without the stress, whether to enjoy yourself or to achieve the best return, it really does pay to speak to a professional design agency. With this in mind, Giorgi Holland, Lead Interior Designer of Iroka, gives us the lowdown on the team’s stunning renovation of No 16 St Nicholas Court, perfectly situated between both Porthminster and Porthgwidden beach in St Ives. “Iroka was recently contracted to refurbish this beautiful, spacious contemporary holiday apartment to the highest of standards,” explains Giorgi, “with a brief to offer maximum guest capacity with ease of living in maximum style.” The apartment has been ﬁnished with a sleek and contemporary style, subtly infused with a coastal feel. “Combining neutral tones and textures with the occasional splash works extremely well with warm oak detail on freestanding furniture,” says Giorgi. “Wood plank wallpapers on feature walls create a ‘beachey’ surf feel in keeping with the overall scheme.” For durability, ‘Parisian Pine’ whitewashed wood ﬂooring from Amtico was laid in an elegant herringbone pattern throughout the living areas, whilst a super soft wool carpet ﬁtted in the bedrooms for a cosy feel.
“A bespoke hotel style headboard was installed in the second bedroom, along with zip and link bed set in the third bedroom for maximum capacity. A combination of made-to-measure roman blinds and curtains were selected throughout the entire property. A combination of delicate sheers and full curtains were installed in the master bedroom for the ultimate privacy… and style of course!” A minimalist kitchen was designed individually with inﬁnite storage solutions in mind. The tactile matt sky blue and white washed wood cabinets were installed by Iroka’s team of ﬁtters, along with the durable yet cost effective work top product called Apollo. “This product is a 6mm solid through coloured mineral material,” says Giorgi, “with an acrylic polyester resin pigment base on a ﬁbreboard subframe.” Finally, the outside space was transformed into a Mediterranean style courtyard, complete with a modern outdoor dining set in powder-coated aluminium and PVC chairs to ensure longevity against the elements. If you’d like help to create your perfect bolthole, speak to the team at Iroka today.
DISCOVER MORE This property is now available for holiday bookings with Cherished Cottages. www.cherishedcottages.co.uk
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Elaine Skinner at Camellia Interiors walks us through maximising the letting appeal of your holiday home.
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hether you’ve had a poor letting season or want to get more from your investment, now’s the time to plan ahead. Don’t over estimate the revenue you’ll get, and don’t under estimate the workload needed to generate bookings! Here are some top tips from Elaine, founder of interior design practice, Camellia Interiors.
Buy quality furniture that’ll be hardwearing Some items will need replacing regularly, so don’t buy top-end items that are costly to replace. “Mid-range is best, but don’t economise on the basics: good quality sheets, comfy beds, ﬂuffy towels, power showers, a sturdy dishwasher and washing machine and a kitchen with everything a chef would need are all essential.”
Exceed expectations with your décor and furnishings “Remember, it’s not a hotel, it’s a home. Holidaymakers want to stay in a house that’s equal to, or better than their own. They want to revel in outstanding country and coastal locations and in interiors that complement these surroundings. Your property, irrespective of the theme, should have a consistent style and image, with stand-out features, stylish interior design and ﬂawless décor.”
Don’t lock away all your personal items “Guests absolutely love personal touches that reﬂect your individuality and personality. Also, if your guests are paying high-end prices, then don’t mistrust them, either; treat them with respect and trust them with your personal, if not necessarily expensive items, and they’ll return the favour.”
Opt for neutral furnishings with colourful accessories to maximise your appeal. “Don’t just stick to white walls – it’s as bad as ‘80s magnolia! Be brave, make it feel like a home, not a run-of-the-mill show ﬂat.” If in doubt, Elaine recommends using grey and getting a designer that’s experienced in layering to help achieve the right tone. Grey is so versatile that it can work with any style, anywhere. “I fell in love with it as soon as I tried it! My darkest favourite is Farrow & Ball’s Downpipe – it’s a bold, smoky hue.”
Don’t shy away from the unusual or quirky It’s all about attention to detail. Getting a designer to add touches of ﬂair to your décor can make all the difference. Be an alternative to the run-of-the-mill holiday homes that saturate Cornwall. “Most importantly,” Elaine ﬁnishes, “enlist the help of a professional, pay the fees then relax and enjoy the increase in revenue and further bookings.”
éINSET Add a patterned wall to introduce subtle textures to a room
It’s no longer acceptable to offload old furniture and mismatched plates into your holiday let ELAINE SKINNER
CAMELLIA INTERIORS Truro: 01872 248952 Rock: 01208 863690 www.camelliainteriors.co.uk
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Making your home a style icon is made even easier with the new website from Cornwall Glass.
hen it comes to making your home or holiday home beautiful, glass is a class act. It’s an amazingly versatile material too, and can be used in an increasing variety of scenarios and building styles, whether traditional or contemporary, to add a touch of style or provide a practical solution. From ﬂoor-to-ceiling glass to capitalise on stunning coastal views and bespoke and individual, frameless balconies to create a chic, light look to an apartment, the opportunities are endless. Whatever your requirements, the team at Cornwall Glass can cater for them. Shower screen or splashback; specialised glass for a sliding door system or bespoke mirror, it’s the ﬁnishing touches that will really make your house a home. What’s more Cornwall Glass’s smart, new, all-inclusive website showcases the full portfolio of its considerable range of glass products, making it even easier to browse for what you’re looking for. Established for nearly 40 years, and with 16 locations from Penzance, throughout the West Country, to the outskirts of London, Cornwall Glass has a reputation founded on quality, service and reliability. Company Chairman, Mark Mitchell says: “Our recent
rebranding of all our locations under one name ‘Cornwall Glass’ allows customers to easily navigate the new site and access the largest range of glass products in the south west!” The new website includes an easy-touse glass calculator, enabling you to input dimensions and type of glass you require to get an instant guide on cost for a bespoke mirror, window glass or even a replacement table top. The calculator is a great tool if you’re trying to cost-up home improvement or development projects. The fully-responsive site works seamlessly on a tablet or mobile device, perfect for doing your research on the go. With a dedicated page for each location, you can ﬁnd your nearest branch for easy access. It’s also brimming with information on Cornwall Glass’ community involvement, including up to the minute news and events. So if you have a project that needs some style, why not log on today and see what, the people behind the glass, can do for you?
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Add the ‘wow’ factor to a build or conversion with stunning bespoke oak frame from Carpenter Oak Cornwall.
im Simpson and Tom Jubb, both originally from Cornwall and keen to return to their roots, left the original Carpenter Oak in Devon, to set up their own, franchised model, Carpenter Oak Cornwall, which would also specialise in timber framed buildings but in addition, offer complete build projects across the region. The Cornish yard was set up near St Ives in 2014 and the company hasn’t looked back, particularly thriving in the accommodation and hospitality market. “We’ve seen a steady rise in enquiries from clients who are looking to tap into Cornwall’s ever growing tourism trade and make the most out of their own property,” explains Tom, “whether the conversion of a redundant barn or a new building to complement an existing commercial holiday cottage venture. Our clients really feel that an oak frame from us will give them that something ‘special’ to stand out from the crowd, in what is an increasingly competitive market.” An early client was Nancarrow Farm, near Zelah, which has developed from an existing, family-run pastoral farm into a luxurious wedding venue, complete
with rental accommodation and thriving restaurant using the farm’s homegrown produce. Carpenter Oak Cornwall designed and raised the oak-framed barn, which hosts regular feasts and wedding receptions, as well as converting an old chicken shed into a luxury bridal suite that stayed true to its agricultural roots. “Our customers are always blown away by the space for both getting ready in, and staying in,” explains Steve Chamberlain of Nancarrow Farm. “We chose Carpenter Oak Cornwall after they were initially recommended to us by a local architect and we’d absolutely use them again!” Another project, overlooking the north coast near Boscastle, was built as a second home and holiday let for Rick and Petrea. The four bay, traditional style oak frame includes an open-plan living area and mezzanine level above. “The feedback has been so positive,” says Rick, “people love the building, especially the relaxed warm feeling that the frame creates and the way the building sits in the landscape. Using the oak frame enabled us to use natural ﬁnishes throughout the house which adds a calmness and a space that you are happy to spend time in.”
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Petrea adds: “The building has a timeless quality which enables it to sit comfortably in the old rural hamlet where it is situated. The sculptural quality of the building always wows visitors when they step inside, and people love the relaxed warm feeling that the frame creates. We wanted to create a beautiful home that was also both practical and sustainable. Carpenter Oak appealed to us, being a local business, using traditional skills and attention to detail. The whole process was well managed and precise without losing the personal touches that make such a difference.” Mike and Karen Chiffers, owners of Fingers Point near Ludgvan, returned to Cornwall and spent several years planning what to do with their existing barn, a former cowshed and latterly used as workshops. Carpenter Oak Cornwall took on converting the barn into a luxury holiday let, named after the nearby top of the hill where visitors would always point toward St Michael’s Mount. The conversion needed an entirely new roof structure and an oak frame ﬁtted the Chiffers’s brief of creating something striking and high in quality whilst also being from a local supplier – just ﬁve miles
from the workshop. “Everyone loves the attention to detail everywhere you look, especially the oak work. We used Carpenter Oak Cornwall because they understood the attention to detail and ‘wow’ we were trying to create within a small area.” If you’re visiting Cornwall or are thinking about creating your own rental accommodation, seeing a Carpenter Oak Cornwall building in person is the best way to get a feel for how a timber frame can open up space and create ﬂexible buildings that appeal to guests, depending on the size of the group or family. As well as domestic dwellings that you can rent out, you can also visit public buildings such as Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, with its newly completed oak framed gallery, The Cornish Arms near Padstow (reviewed in our last issue) or the Duchy Nursery near Lostwithiel.
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Our customers are always blown away by the space for both getting ready in, and staying in DISCOVER MORE See some of Carpenter Oak Cornwall’s work with your own eyes Nancarrow Farm www.nancarrowfarm.co.uk The Retreat www.uniquehomestays.com/selfcatering/uk/cornwall/boscastle/ the-retreat/ Fingers Point www.fingerspoint.co.uk
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healthy trend is spreading across the UK, encouraging people to embrace the indoor/ outdoor living enjoyed by many in warmer climates across the world. Local designers and outdoor heating suppliers are embracing this enthusiasm with everything from huge shelving units and outdoor ﬁreplaces to entire outdoor kitchens being designed into the humble British home and garden. If anywhere in the UK is suited for this style of living, bringing the outside in and vice versa, then it is Cornwall, with miles of stunning coastline and countryside right on our doorsteps. One local company enjoying this growing trend is Kernow Metals in Wadebridge where the talented craftspeople have created all sorts of exciting outdoor furniture including galvanised steel dining tables, benches and ﬁre pits. This is an interesting new direction for Kernow Metals which has been established for over 20 years and has made its name fabricating bespoke garden gates, rails, staircases and ﬁres. Jamie from Kernow Metals explains: “We are working on a number of exciting projects for private clients from ﬁreplaces that cover entire walls to spiral staircases. We wanted our bespoke craftsmanship to be available to a wider audience, hence the creation of our indoor/outdoor furniture
range.” We particularly love the stylish boot racks, ideal for drying and storing your boots following a day exploring the coast, and the perfect addition to any holiday home. We are also big fans of the chic hooped log stores, so you can rest assured that you’re well stocked for those chillier evenings getting cosy around the ﬁre, while making a style statement at the same time! Kernow Metals recently joined forces with Kernow Fires, another Wadebridge based company with a reputation for attention to detail and helping to enhance some of Cornwall’s most beautiful homes. Together they combine their extensive expertise and wealth of knowledge to provide a comprehensive service for home improvements and installations, proving the age-old belief that great things happen when great talents pull together! To see more of the beautiful creations and bespoke commissions from the Kernow Metals team, head over to the company’s website and visit the gallery section. If you like what you see, and have a speciﬁc project in mind, call Dave and Jamie, to discuss your own outdoor or indoor living project.
é MAIN Bespoke shelving and fireplace created by the Kernow Team é INSET Kernow Metal table and boot rack
We wanted our bespoke craftsmanship to be available to a wider audience, hence the creation of our indoor/outdoor furniture range
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We catch up with the team at Julian Foye, who reveal how white washing your walls can help achieve that ‘fresh start’ you’ve been looking for.
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ot a fan of pattern and colour? Not everyone is. According to the team at Julian Foye, a white washed wall is a popular choice when the builders have left and you need to decorate a room. It’s popularised as a great way to start decorating when a fresh start is on the cards, as it’s at these times that we’re simply not ready to start investing in bold colour schemes. More often than not, we prefer to opt for something much more neutral. Eventually, you can begin to allow colour to creep in, but white walls allow a clean slate that we can ﬁll in over time. Whatever your reason for choosing white, whether it’s to create a design statement with a modern, minimalist look, or to freshen up the walls without the worry of mismatching that unusual, bold colour you chose two years ago; white walls provide a clean look, one which has been working very well with Scandinavian trends in furniture and interior design, trends that are currently taking the industry by storm! Indeed, not all white walls are a reﬂection of uninspired imagination. The Julian Foye experts explain that, in fact, the opposite is true, as nothing quite sets off a piece of beautiful artwork like a brilliantly white wall, meaning your supposedly ‘unimaginative’ colour scheme actually opens you up to a world of creative opportunity. It is, quite literally, a blank canvas! Once your walls are dressed and ready, it’s time to think about some furniture. To offset those newly white walls, you’ll want to choose something that helps promote the ‘fresh’ feel of your space, while avoiding those gut-wrenching comparisons to a dentists’ waiting room. With this in mind, it can be hard to resist ﬁlling your room with
bright, colourful fabrics and dark, heavy furniture – many see this as a ‘quickﬁx’ solution to any negative comments, but the best bet is to seek advice from the experts, and those at Julian Foye are always on hand with the answers you need. You’ll ﬁnd that each of the company’s four large showrooms is packed with modern furniture and accessories, manned by teams of professionals who know exactly how to get the most out of your chosen colour scheme. To complement your white washed walls, we’re told that adding a few lush green potted plants can help add life and cast stunning, natural shadows on the walls, while coloured glass ornaments will reﬂect and refract the natural light as it cascades in through your windows. Add a sumptuous rug to sink your toes into and, before you know it, the idea of a waiting room will have disappeared without a trace! So, if it’s high time you made a fresh start; if you’ve lost patience with your tired and drab interior, get yourself to one of the Julian Foye showrooms and see what the team can do for you.
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DISCOVER MORE Julian Foye has showrooms in Truro, St Austell, Wadebridge and Hayle, so wherever you are, be sure to pop in!
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n o i t a r b e cel Delight and surprise for Good Life Joinery after a fabulous string of success.
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t’s been a successful 2017 for the Good Life Joinery team and, after working on some very exciting projects, they’ve picked up some welcome recognition. The award, which came from the Local Authority Building Control (LABC), is titled ‘Best Change of Use for an Existing Building’ and was given for Good Life’s work on Hinterland House, a stunning holiday home just 11 miles from Bude, from the Classic Cottages portfolio. Managing Director, Stuart BowmanHarris tells us: “We’re delighted and totally surprised by the win. It’s always a great feeling to get praise for a good piece of work. We were nominated for this award, so it came completely out of the blue. To be shortlisted was amazing, and to actually win was just fantastic!” Impressively, this coveted award isn’t all the team has to shout about. Earlier this year, apprentice Ash Nightingale came third in the 2017 South West Skill Build competition, an impressive accolade considering this is his ﬁrst year! Recently, this accomplished wood working ﬁrm also turned its oak framing expertise to making a Giant Story Chair for a local
primary school, which has been erected in a conservation area. “This was great fun to make.” Stuart explains. “It has hand carved, inspirational words on the chair components. Some of them the children have to search for and there are a few surprises too! It’s been a real hit.” The professional team also designs and makes kitchens, staircases and furniture, as well as windows and doors. So, if your home could do with an update but you’re not sure where to turn; with an impressive 2017 so far, perhaps Good Life Joinery can be of assistance?
é ABOVE Hinterland House is testament to the quality you can expect from Good Life Joinery é INSET Two’s company in the Giant Story Chair
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hose who aspire to live in Cornwall usually envisage long beach walks in the summer, and in the winter, they long for dreamy views of the coast and countryside. But we all know how volatile the unpredictable Cornish weather can be, particularly for those living close to the coast, so getting windows ﬁtted that can both stand the test of time and steel themselves against the petulant storms of the Atlantic is paramount. Longrock Windows, a father and son company based near Penzance, offers a range of windows that’s tailored to suit Cornwall’s unique environment and crewed by a team that understands your need for style, as well as unrivalled functionality. So, what are you looking for? The company offers an extensive range of fascia, soﬃt and guttering as well as a wide selection of designs, styles and speciﬁcations, so you’ll always ﬁnd what you’re looking for, whatever your requirements. Are you looking to create a bright, spacious conservatory in which to kick back, while letting the stars in via a Celsius One glass skypod? Or do you want to bring some contemporary style into your home with
aluminium windows and bi-fold doors? Whatever your vision, there’s an option for you. And even once you’ve settled on the form, you can tailor the style and design of the frames to suitably complement your selection. The team of friendly and experienced ﬁtters is more than happy to come round and install your new windows and doors to the highest standard, and you’ll be pleased to know that keeping disruption to a bare minimum has become something of a Longrock service trademark! For windows with style and longevity that offer security for your home, contact the Longrock team and let them help you achieve your goal. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and the best part is, on all installations, Longrock Windows provides a VEKA assured ten-year guarantee, meaning you can relax in the knowledge that the quality of your Cornish view is set to last.
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ncover new and original interior products and services, homeware and furniture in the heart of Cornwall this September. Taking place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September on Truro’s Lemon Quay, the Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show Interiors Market will bring together some of Cornwall’s ﬁnest designers, makers and suppliers of high quality interior and homeware products. Visitors will have the chance to meet around 35 exhibitors making it a treasure trove of exclusive and one-off items that
can be purchased on the day along with meeting designers and makers that offer bespoke services who can work with you to produce that something special for your home. Expect to ﬁnd quality furniture, ceramics, fabrics, cushions, throws and rugs, upholstery, ﬁreplace accessories, shutters and blinds, lampshades, kitchenware and even some home technology to name a few. To see who’s exhibiting visit the website www.cornwallhomeshow.co.uk/interiorsmarket – you can also follow the Cornwall Home Show on social media to keep up to date with new exhibitors and future events, including the Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show on 7th and 8th October. With fantastic event offers, free entry and the opportunity to discover unique items for your home the show is one you wouldn’t want to miss!
CORNWALL HOME & LIFESTYLE SHOW INTERIORS MARKET 01872 888722 email@example.com. www.cornwallhomeshow.co.uk Cornwall Home Show
é ABOVE í BELOW Kit out your home with a visit to this year’s market in Truro, 8th and 9th September
GET INVOLVED There are a few stands still remaining, so if you’d like to secure a spot for your homewares business, contact the team today.
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We talk to interior design expert Sue Clark, from Inspirational Interiors, to find out the latest trends for adding an injection of colour to your home.
his season is all about adding a touch of vibrancy to your home, think rich jewel tones and upbeat colours. Going bold can be a daunting prospect for some but according to Sue it doesn’t need to be. “If using colour in your home feels a little scary then I would suggest using a single statement piece of furniture or adding some vibrant lighting. Even a couple of brightly coloured cushions can transform the feel of your home.”
LET THERE BE LIGHT Sue has herself recently been inspired by fabric designer Clarissa Hulse. “Here in the studio we sometimes struggle to find suitable lighting to co-ordinate with certain fabrics. We saw an image that included clever use of bright, patterned fabric on lampshades so we set about developing our own range.” Sue likes to combine her bright coloured or patterned shades with sheer embroidered fabrics and natural furniture. The juxtaposition of light and shade, with a spot injection of colour, can create a dramatic effect and Clarissa Hulse’s Calista collection is a great place to start.
IN THE MOOD Taking inspiration from photography can be a great starting point for adding that splash of colour. Creating a mood board using photographs, fabric swatches, magazine articles, buttons and ribbons can be useful in seeing what colours work with what textures. Take photographs of your room with the pieces that you want to keep and then pin your ideas and inspirations around them. This means you can easily try different colour ways on the board before transferring them to your room.
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OVER THE WALL For the latest in room decoration Sue suggests using a fabulous wall panel. “They are all the rage,” says Sue, “not only are they a quick way of transforming your home, they turn your walls into a work of art! My current favourite is a stunning wallpaper panel, featuring whimsical goose-grass stems rising up through the design. Combined with three statement lights as the design reaches full height this creates a great impact in a room.”
BRILLIANT BOTANICALS If you want to take a softer approach to colour then mixing it with organic textures will create a more subtle effect. Harlequin fabrics has collaborated with Clarissa Hulse to create Lilaea, a vibrant and glamorous range of fabrics displaying Clarissa’s trademark style of contemporary botanical designs injected with intense colour – perfect for creating a statement in your home.
project, from inspiration to installation. At any point of the process, if you’re faced with a crisis of confidence or simply need an expert opinion, she’ll be there to take your hand and guide you. So, if your interior could do with some TLC but you’re not sure you’ve got what it takes to do it alone, seek the safe hands of Sue and let her do the hard work for you.
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ON THE CREST OF A WAVE The final aspect of transforming a room is dressing the windows. Statement curtains will bring the whole project together and Sue’s current favourite is the Silent Gliss Wave contemporary curtain. This unique curtain heading system from Silent Gliss turns traditional curtains into a striking modern design statement offering a contemporary curtain presentation that, when opened, stacks the curtains neatly and straight. They can be hand, cord or electronically operated with a wide range of fabric colours and styles to chose from. While some of you may be looking to completely revitalise your interior from the ground up, others may simply wish to add an extra touch or two to make their current colour schemes pop. Sue, who has a passion for all things interior design, loves guiding clients through every step of their home
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FOR INTERIORS Introducing timeless elegance and functional style from Lucy Orr Interiors.
ased in Cornwall and passionate about the world of interior design and homebuilding, Lucy Orr works for clients all over the UK as well as overseas and has almost 20 years’ experience in property renovation and interiors. Growing up, Lucy was inspired by her mother, also a talented interior designer and seamstress, as well as her father, who was an avid collector of Scottish and Russian art. She tells us: “I grew up in a beautiful home in Scotland surrounded by a stunning collection of antiques, art and fabrics from around the world. We travelled a lot too, to the States, Europe and the Far East, so my influences stem from far and wide!” Describing her business, Lucy explains how it provides all you need to build and decorate your home. “I take on all aspects of the design process and personally oversee each project I work on, whether it’s for a new pair of curtains or the project management, interior design and decoration of a new build.” Impressively, Lucy doesn’t always stick to the same group of suppliers, choosing rather to source fabrics and furniture from varied manufacturers, depending on the brief. What’s more, when it comes to her style, she places a focus on transforming interiors so that they work in harmony with both the style of the building, and that of the clients’ belongings. “Most of my clients come to me by recommendation. I think what they value most is my work ethos and positive and happy approach to every project. It’s about taking the stress away from the client, as much as it is about delivering a first-class service and making everything look fantastic.” This September, Lucy will be opening her new design studio and shop, Lucy Orr Interiors, in Rock on the rugged north coast. If you’re looking for help with any project, however big or small, why not get in touch or pay her a visit?
ë ABOVE Lucy transforms interiors to work in harmony with the style of building and the client’s belongings í BELOW Don’t be afraid of making confident statements such as this bold fish print
LUCY ORR INTERIORS
07811 383308 www.lucyorr.co.uk
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Stunning bespoke blinds from Westcountry Blinds, lovingly crafted using the latest technology from the Hayle workshop.
sn’t it great when you can control things with the touch of button? Today, our homes are increasingly automated, giving us more time to enjoy the things that really matter. The team at Westcountry Blinds achieves this with its commitment to making our homes both beautiful and functional through enabling automation to curtains and blinds. The company, which was set up over 16 years ago, draws on over 25 years of experience in the industry, and produces bespoke curtains and blinds, the majority of which are created on site in Hayle, allowing strict control over the entire process. The Westcountry Blinds team has noticed a signiﬁcant increase in demand from both new and existing customers to install powered blinds in their homes and oﬃces. So, keen to keep a ﬁnger on the pulse, we catch up with the team, to discover more about the products and their inherent beneﬁts. “We’ve invested in the latest powered technology on the market to enable us to bring a product which is totally child safe, easy to install and incredibly easy to use.”
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space. The company does this by ﬁnding solutions to complicated applications and, indeed, the team’s passion is truly infectious in this pursuit. They really are masters of their trade and innovators in their sector, also taking orders from commercial clients and often working alongside architectural ﬁrms with their clients to build some of Cornwall’s most prestigious homes. Making your home both beautiful and practical is not complicated, with a little help from Westcountry Blinds. Crucially, your blind system can be designed to suit any budget. So why not make your home work for you, with stunning, Cornish-made automated blinds? Talk to the team at Westcountry Blinds today.
WESTCOUNTRY BLINDS 3-14, Marsh Lane Retail Park, Marsh Lane, Hayle TR27 5JR 01736 752397 email@example.com www.westcountryblinds.co.uk
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When building a new home, a mainspowered option can be speciﬁed with all wires concealed to retain a clean, contemporary look and feel. If, however, you are ﬁtting powered blinds to your current home, then battery-powered options can be supplied with the battery pack sitting neatly behind the headrail. Powered blinds can be ﬁtted to a range of blinds including LiteRise, roller, Duette, vertical and Velux blinds. The team works closely with each client, tailoring the solution depending on your speciﬁc requirements, considering factors such as how far the blinds will drop and heaviness of the material used. Westcountry Blinds has teamed up with industry leader Somfy to create the motorised mechanism for its automated blinds, which are all made on site in the Hayle workshop. These nifty motorised solutions are completely scalable, allowing new equipment to be added as required, without disrupting the original installation. The team’s mission is a simple one: to harness technology to make your home an even more enjoyable and comfortable
Making your home both beautiful and practical is not complicated, with a little help from Westcountry Blinds
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Bring elegance and colour into your home with help from Tileworld.
hen taking on a new decorating project, a little bit of inspiration is always welcome. Tiles – for your ﬂoors, walls or surfaces – provide a beautiful and brightening ﬁnishing touch, as well as being easy to clean and maintain. If you’re looking to transform a room or two and need ideas, then a visit to Tileworld’s showroom will not disappoint. Established in 1983, the team at Tileworld have ample experience when it comes to choosing tiles, tools and accessories. All at the family owned company pride themselves on their friendly, eﬃcient and knowledgeable approach. The showroom has been carefully designed to present a wide selection of tiles in superb, easy to view displays, creating the perfect space for you to consider your preferred colours, styles and ﬁnishes with the Tileworld team at hand to help and advise you. Tileworld features Original Style, which produces an unrivaled range of wall and ﬂoor tiles. Original Style’s Glassworks collection is great for walls; whether you decide on iridescent, frosted or bevelled, glass tiles reﬂect the light and brighten up both small and large spaces. Splashbacks and large glass tiles have the added advantage of minimal grout gaps, creating a streamlined and sleek look. If you’re looking for depth and colour, Tileworld stocks The Winchester Tile Company’s hand ﬁnished tiles for walls. From cool, milky whites to jewel bright hues, Winchester’s charming Classic tiles have a wonderful glossy glaze and look beautiful in both modern and traditional settings.
The showroom also stocks Marlborough tiles and has a fantastic selection of mosaic tiles. Used to decorate homes and public buildings for centuries, mosaic tiles add a timeless feel to any room. The Marshalls mosaic range on show at Tileworld comes in porcelain, glass or natural stone. Traditionally used as a form of art, these small and versatile tiles are perfect for creating a unique statement such as a feature wall. Whether you’re visualising patterns, texture, shine or bold colours, Tileworld truly does have it all. Visit the showroom in St Austell and ﬁnd the perfect tiles for a stunning ﬁnish to your home renovations.
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Classic patterned tiles complete this stylish bathroom
4 Stennack Road, St Austell PL25 3JQ 01726 65434 www.tileworldcornwall.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk
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A local Company specialising in double glazing since 1995.
Over the course of our history we have provided installations for numerous companies consisting of schools, hotels, shop fronts, industrial sites, and the refurbishment of the local golf clubs, although our main clientele comprise of individual clients across the South West region, who testify their contentment with the high standards and professionalism of the service received during and after installation. Highlighting the Companies commitment to customer care and supplying a quality service we are affiliated with FENSA, the Glass and Glazing Federation, and Trustmark.
Our extensive product range includes, windows, doors, conservatories and orangeries in a choice of PVCu or aluminium. Call us on: 01288 356 541 or see our website at www.bude-windows.co.uk for further products.
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Our Showroom and Coffee Shop offers an exciting collection of unique, rustic, hand-made furniture alongside our extensive range of lighting and beautiful home accessories.
• Bespoke work surfaces manufactured in Cornwall • Completely hygienic with seamless joints • Available in over 90 colours • 20 kitchen sinks and 14 bathroom basins to choose from • Can be fully repaired and refinished with a 10 year guarantee • Residential and Commercial uses • Contact us for more information and your free no obligation quote
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Bring your specialist oven into the 21st century with an electric conversion, from Cornish Cooker Conversions.
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’ve stepped across the threshold of many different Cornish homes. Some have been new, some old and some that deftly infuse the old and traditional with the contemporary and modern. Something that always struck me as typically ‘traditional’ was where a house had a range cooker – responsible not just for cooking, but for heating the home, too. This ‘all-in-one’ ability, I’ve always thought, gives a space a feeling of comfort and ease. There’s a warm sense of tradition exuded by a range cooker that can help round the most modern home off with that desirable country-home feel – something that many aspire to and, in some cases, move to Cornwall to achieve. The most common misconception with range cookers, however, is that they’re of the ‘old school’ and are comparatively ineﬃcient next to more modern heating solutions. This is where Cornish Cooker Conversions comes in. If you’re undergoing a kitchen renovation or you simply want to make the most out of your range cooker, the team can convert it to run on electricity, keeping costs down, thus making it far more eﬃcient. Converting to electric means you can independently control the top oven and both hobs to suit your cooking needs, while improving heat-up times, meaning you’re not left waiting around – especially useful if you have guests! Using the energy as and
when you need it will help you save money by reducing running time, meaning that the volatile prices of oil and gas are two less things to worry about! So how does it work? The ElectricKit converts the heat source to electric, doing away with the cast mass of the combustion chamber and ﬂue ways, giving you the freedom to use the energy where it’s needed, hence the improved heat up times. The hobs work independently from each other, as does the oven from the hobs, so there’s no need to use everything at once. An electric conversion gives you the chance to cook with precision by adding a temperature control feature. You can even control your range cooker from your phone using an app to turn it on and off – modern standards indeed! Cornish Cooker Conversions is an independent company, with a team that are experts when it comes to making the most of your specialist oven. So, if you ﬁnd your range cooker is ramping up excessive running costs, perhaps it’s time you considered an ElectricKit conversion.
CORNISH COOKER CONVERSIONS Cottage Retreat, Gonvena Hill, Wadebridge PL27 6DJ 01208 812272 email@example.com www.cconversions.co.uk
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OTHER BENEFITS - Reduce running costs by up to 80% - Enable your range cooker to be fume free - Zero flue requirements - Control comfort levels in your home, keeping it warm in winter and cool in summer
Dan Warden Cornish Cooker Conversions is an Independent business and in no way connected to AGA, AGA Rayburn or AGA Rangemaster Limited. It provides services relating to the product known as an ‘AGA’ and recognises and acknowledges all trademarks and patents in relation to the AGA product.
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d e s i n r e d o Am TRADITION Bringing traditional sash windows into the 21st century is the Bygone range, at Helston-based Collington and Co.
ased on Water-Ma-Trout industrial estate in Helston, Collington & Co operate in Cornwall, installing a whole range of conservatories including Georgian and Victorian, as well as double glazing and replacement windows and doors in all different styles. Recently, the team proudly announced the inclusion of the Bygone range – a collection of high end, timber effect, sliding sash windows. Bygone windows are the ideal replacement for your original box sash windows. They combine the low-maintenance and energy eﬃciency of modern materials with the classic aesthetics and traditional design features of timber. But what makes Bygone stand out from other ranges? Firstly, the attention to detail in this collection is truly exceptional and what’s more, they are so authentic that the windows have been speciﬁed and approved in conservation areas nationwide, where maintaining traditional aesthetics is crucial. For hundreds of years, traditional sliding sash windows have been a feature of period properties, but they can be high maintenance, draughty, diﬃcult to clean and very ineﬃcient. The Bygone Collection – designed to create an authentic reproduction of the traditional sash window, but made with modern materials – is perfect for proud owners of period properties, enabling them to retain their home’s special charm while bypassing many of the previous challenges. Collington and Co are exclusive stockists of the Bygone Collections in Cornwall, joining the national network of premier partners, a partnership based on shared values; quality, honesty and products that are built to last. Every window is made bespoke for individual clients, ensuring the windows are a perfect ﬁt and suited to each customer’s personal preferences. The Bygone range includes the Symphony, Harmony and Melody collection, each offering a huge variety of features, including: wood foil ﬁnish, bespoke furniture in a wide range of colour and timber style butt joints, as well as displaying modern performance, being energy eﬃcient and
Secured by Design approved. They’re also incredibly low maintenance, with a tilt-in facility that allows for easy cleaning. Indeed, what the team says is true: You won’t believe it’s not timber!
COLLINGTON AND CO
16 Water-Ma-Trout, Helston TR13 0LW 01326 572599 www.collingtons.com
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No longer do you need to worry about draughty, difficult-tomaintain windows!
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Capturing Cornwall Win a photography tutorial with photographer, Carla Regler
HOLD YOUR HORSES Win two annual memberships to Exeter Racecourse WORTH
Enter our competitions for the chance to win these fantastic prizes!
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£95 Cornwall photographer Carla Regler is offering a half-day photography workshop in Porthleven, providing hands-on insights into capturing Cornwall’s stunning coastline. Photographers of all levels are sure to pick up some valuable new skills.
What could be more exciting than a day at the races? Annual membership of course! The winners will enjoy premier admission to all 17 fixtures at Exeter Racecourse throughout the 2017/18 season, as well as a multitude of exclusive benefits.
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Win one of four sets of tickets plus four t-shirts for Glow in the Park
£140 For the ultimate night-time-neon event in the south west, it’s Glow in the Park. Four winners will win four tickets each, plus four t-shirts, to take part in the 5km fun run at Boconnoc House, all in aid of Down’s Syndrome Association and Down Syndrome International.
Win a month’s ESYA Health Club membership and a £40 ESYA Spa voucher at Retallack Resort & Spa
£119 Feel fantastic with use of Retallack Resort & Spa’s gym, weights room, pool, eucalyptus steam room and sauna. Post-workout, indulge with an Elemis spa treatment worth £40 and unwind in the relaxation room.
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It’s tea time! Win a year’s supply of tea and coffee
BRIGHTEN YOUR SMILE Win a bespoke tooth whitening treatment and a full dental health assessment
CORNISH HEART Win a signed print from acclaimed surf photographer
£175 Calling all tea and coffee drinkers! Take a break and make time to enjoy a refreshing brew from Cornish Tea & Coffee. The lucky winner of this prize will receive 24 bags of coffee from the range, 24 boxes of Smugglers Brew as well as two orange Cornish Tea & Coffee mugs to drink it all from. Go on – stick the kettle on!
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One year’s membership with the Marine Conservation Society plus basking shark T-shirt
Treat yourself to the smile you deserve. Cathedral Dental Practice, in the heart of Truro, is a mixed general practice that serves the local community and beyond. This is a fabulous opportunity to get back that white and winsome smile!
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£60 The Marine Conservation Society works to protect our seas, shores and wildlife. You can win a full year’s MCS membership including welcome pack with free gifts, quarterly magazine, and T-shirt.
Overlooking the Fowey estuary and thought to have inspired Toad Hall in Wind in the Willows, there aren’t many more beautiful places to enjoy afternoon tea while soaking up Cornwall’s coast. Pop into the leisure club or spa beforehand and really spoil yourself!
Relax and unwind at Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate. Make the most of the Clearing Spa; wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast before wrapping up for an afternoon stroll around the woodlands. You’ll even have dinner in The Elephant Bar and Brasserie.
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Getaways The ultimate guide to ямБnding your perfect holiday escape
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The life of luxury We take a look at the exclusive Oyster Bay, set in the tranquil north Cornish countryside.
You’ll find first-class facilities at the park as well as some of Cornwall’s most luxurious lodges
ark Leisure, the company behind Oyster Bay, prides itself on creating holiday environments that you’re guaranteed to love and return to, year after year. Owning a luxury lodge with Park Leisure opens you up to a luxury holiday lifestyle that’s always aspiring to get better, something that’s fundamental to the company ethos. Testament to this is Oyster Bay, which, by the way, is just minutes from the beach. You’ll ﬁnd ﬁrst-class facilities at the park as well as some of Cornwall’s most luxurious lodges. There’s a feeling of exclusivity here; a feeling that you’ve been let in on one of Cornwall’s best-kept secrets. For instance, when it comes to storing your surf and wet gear, there’s an owners’-only surf and wetsuit store, as well as a maintenance and drying service, allowing you to lock up and leave your kit when you’re not hitting the beach. There’s also an indoor leisure complex, complete with pool, owners’ lounge and an outdoor sun deck – a wonderful spot to soak up some Cornish sun while you sup at
something cold. Also on offer – and foodies, listen up – is The New Inn, the park’s very own pub, just a two-minute walk up the road. Here you can choose from a delicious menu that offers something to satisfy every taste and appetite, using only the freshest, local produce. When it comes to choosing the right lodge for you, you’re spoiled for choice. Your options include everything from modern, sleek kitchens, to deluxe bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and even decking. And, once you’ve chosen the perfect luxury lodge for you and are deciding on what to do, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained, as well as an exclusive Concierge service that’ll see to every last detail of your itinerary. The adrenaline seekers in your family will ﬁnd what they’re looking for with plenty of watersports available at Perranporth and Newquay, while those who prefer to take things easy will want to take a dip in the pool, before sampling the fruits of Oyster Bay’s private monthly wine club. Within easy reach of some of Cornwall’s ﬁnest beaches most popular attractions, Oyster Bay is waiting to welcome you to your new home from home. Isn’t it time you led a life of luxury?
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OYSTER BAY HOLIDAY HOMES 0808 2312491 www.parkleisure.co.uk
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Embrace the Cornish lifestyle like never before with a luxurious and contemporary lodge from Charteroak.
olidaying in Cornwall is not only a fantastic way to escape city life; it’s a chance to immerse yourself in a lifestyle that’s found nowhere else in the UK. As opposed to the city, where life is dominated by industry and where to live is to be busy – whether you’re commuting to work or going out for a drink – life in Cornwall runs at a much gentler pace. The only downside with holidaying here is that, by the time you settle into your accommodation and ease yourself into life by the sea, whether it’s in a plush hotel or charming bed and breakfast, it’s almost always nearly time to go again! For this reason, owning a luxury lodge in some of the most beautiful reaches of Cornwall isn’t just a fantastic way to holiday or to gain additional income, it’s an investment in family holidays to come; a guarantee that, as soon as you cross the border and arrive at your lodgings, you’ll feel immediately at ease, in the comfort of your own second home. Luxury holiday specialist, Charteroak, has spent the last decade creating stunning holiday homes in some of the most
spectacular locations, in the south west of England. In fact, the company’s approach, known as ‘the Charteroak experience’, delivers the very best quality lodges, providing you not only with memorable holidays for years to come, but with a second home that yields excellent rental performance. Charteroak holds two sites in Cornwall – Stonerush Lakes and Southern Halt – and each has new lodges available to buy now with prices ranging from £194,950 to £269,950. Both set in the unspoiled south of Cornwall, loved for its serene seascapes, beaches and the aforementioned relaxed way of life, a lodge at either of these locations puts you in great stead to maximise your time in Cornwall. Stonerush Lakes, a 28-acre site that offers a wide range of lodges, each with individual character, is hidden in the local landscape. Each lodge enjoys a wonderful location, whether it’s next to a lake, beside the fast flowing stream or set back into a sun-drenched hillside. The emphasis here is on contemporary family living, and each home is designed to enhance its surroundings, capturing uninterrupted
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views over idyllic countryside via floor-toceiling windows. From the site, the riverside town of Fowey, accessed via the Bodinnick Ferry, is just seven miles away, as is the fishing port of Looe, where those who are prepared to rise early can see the morning’s catch being auctioned on the quay. Southern Halt also offers a choice of outstanding, detached holiday homes, all set to a magnificent backdrop, and owners here can make the most of secluded hideaways, cascading waterways and stunning views that are typical of south Cornwall. And, for those of you who like to sample the delights of fresh, local produce, there’s plenty on offer in the outlying villages that surround Southern Halt, most of which have their own charming country pub. For us, there are many things that make Charteroak stand out from the crowd, from the exclusive, low-density style of living that’s become somewhat of a company trademark, to the fully managed letting service that allows you to reap the rewards of a holiday let without any of the
administrative stress. But, as we always say, don’t just take our word for it – get in touch and find out for yourself!
01707 601463 firstname.lastname@example.org www.charteroak.co.uk
DID YOU KNOW? A Charteroak licence is termed at 125 years, rather than the 99 or less typically offered at other holiday parks. What’s more, purchase prices include a furniture and equipment pack, making your lodge owner and rental ready.
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UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY HOLIDAYS guaranteed for a lifetime…
Natural Retreats are offering an incredible opportunity to own a luxurious, fully-furnished, holiday villa - hidden in a sheltered woodland valley, yet moments from the sparkling waters of the South Cornwall coast…
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Staying CLOSE TO NATURE Introducing Trewhiddle – a collection of gorgeous retreats, situated in stunning countryside on the outskirts of Mevagissey.
atural Retreats is a company that considers itself part travel and resort specialist, part leading realtor, specialising in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The team offers a wealth of services, fantastic if you’re looking to own your holiday home outright. They base their work on the belief that leading families to a real estate purchase is simply the beginning of a prosperous agencyclient relationship. What’s more, as an owner of a Natural Retreats property, you’re able to make the most of a truly distinct concierge service, with support from a team that’s devoted to keeping you in touch and in love with the nature that surrounds you, something that’s fundamental to the company philosophy. Trewhiddle, a gorgeous collection of three and four bedroom properties, is a prime example of what Natural Retreats offers potential owners: indulgent interiors, under-heated ﬂoors, en-suite bathrooms, large, private decking areas and close situation to world-renowned tourist attractions such as the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. You’ll ﬁnd it in the heart of the Cornish countryside, surrounded by endless meadows and
subtropical ﬂora; it’s quiet, tranquil and frequented by wild rabbits, yet still just a ﬁve-minute drive from some of the south coast’s most beautiful golden sandy beaches, including Pentewan, Carlyon and Porthpean! You’ll also be well situated to explore nearby ﬁshing towns such as Mevagissey, Fowey and Charlestown, each of which exudes its own Cornish charm, offering an insight into life by the sea. Indeed, Trewhiddle is perfect for those looking to secure a lifetime of family holidays. The properties are well suited for multigenerational stays and the best part is they’re also pet friendly! So, if you’re looking for a dream holiday home to come back to time and time again that doubles as an ideal investment opportunity – especially considering the sharp increase in British stay-at-home holidays – why not get in touch with the Natural Retreats team and experience the charms of Trewhiddle for yourself?
éë ABOVE Beautifully finished houses, both inside and out ê BELOW The nearby Fowey river, ripe for exploring the stunning Cornish coast
Trewhiddle Park, Pentewan Road, St Austell PL26 7AD 01625 416430 firstname.lastname@example.org www.naturalretreats.com/real-estate Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk
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éì ABOVE What could be better than your very own slice of Cornish paradise?
Our five-step guide to buying your very own Cornish holiday home, with a little help from the experts at Peter Bull Resorts.
f you’re joining the ranks of those who’ve decided to buy a holiday home, Peter Bull Resorts has helped us create this simple ﬁve-step guide to buying a holiday caravan or lodge.
open plan is very popular, but if you have kids, some separate space may well be needed. And, if your budget is tight, opting for a pre-loved caravan may be a more viable option.
Choose your location Location is crucial to the enjoyment of your holiday home, so choose wisely. Of course, the distance from your home needs to be considered, however it’s crucial that you love the location, meaning looking slightly further aﬁeld can often be worthwhile! Cornwall has something for everybody, whether you’re looking for beaches, watersports, ﬁne dining or fresh crab on a quayside.
Running costs Like many major purchases, it’s not just the initial cost you need to consider, but those of running and upkeep, too. All holiday parks have site fees, which vary from park to park. Maintenance costs are generally low, as modern caravans are solidly built, but you’ll certainly need to factor in the cost of utilities, and insurance is essential!
Decide which holiday park is right for you Not all holiday parks are created the same. Some are better for families, while others lend themselves more to couples looking for peace and quiet. There are other practical considerations to be made, too. For instance, is the site open all year round? Peter Bull Resorts’ parks all have a 12-month season, meaning you can holiday whenever it suits you. Find a holiday home that meets your needs Lodges and static caravans come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from budget options right the way through to large, luxurious lodges. Think about the layout;
Read the small print The Peter Bull team says: “Always read the license thoroughly before putting pen to paper. The purchase agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of you and the park, so you want to be happy with all the aspects!” And that’s it! To ﬁnd out more about purchasing a static caravan or lodge at one of Peter Bull’s Cornish holiday parks, why not get in touch? You never know, it could turn out to be your best buy yet!
PETER BULL RESORTS 01637 852000 www.peterbullresorts.co.uk
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FIND YOUR ULTIMATE ESCAPE a world away from the every day!
Imagine owning a little piece of Cornwall in the heart of The Lizard Peninsula’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just 14 lodges make up ‘The Meadow’, a new development at Franchis Holiday Park surrounded by mature trees and sloping gently down to a woodland stream. Just moments away from unspoilt villages, beautiful sandy coves and stunning coastal scenery you can’t help but relax here. Holiday lodges start from £83,995, can be enjoyed for 11 months of the year and are available with a 30 year site licence.
Franchis Holiday Park Near Mullion, Cornwall
Retallack Resort & Spa is a five star, luxury holiday destination located in the pictureque Cornish countryside, just eight miles from Padstow. From lakeside suites for two, to our selection of luxury lodges big enough to accommodate the whole family, there’s room for everyone at Retallack. And there’s plenty to do here as well! ESYA Health Club & Spa • The Lookout Restaurant & Lounge Aqua Park • Wake Park • FlowRider • The Den Kid’s Club
Facilities open to residents and non-residents all year round.
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Relax and unwind at White Acres Holiday Park in the great Cornish countryside, a stone’s throw from the coast.
heltered within 184 acres of rolling countryside just outside Newquay, you’ll ﬁnd White Acres Holiday Park, surrounded by luscious scenery. White Acres has an abundance of wonderful facilities to keep all the family entertained including a heated indoor pool, kids’ clubs and well-stocked ﬁshing lakes. What’s more, being just a short journey to the Atlantic, it’s an ideal base for experiencing all that the coast has to offer, whether relaxing on the golden sands, or taking to the waves for a surf. If this sounds tempting, then you’ll be pleased to discover that White Acres Holiday Park has recently launched a brand new lodge development, perfect for becoming a holiday homeowner to enjoy family breaks time and time again. “We’d love for you to come visit,” says David Quinn, from the holiday park, who explains just some of the many beneﬁts of ownership at White Acres. “Our 30-day money back guarantee (for new customers and ﬁrst time buyers) gives comforting peace of mind, while we have a fantastic range of new models and many payment options to ﬁnd the solution that suits you.”
These fabulous holiday homes, one of which could be yours, include the new 2017 Pinehurst Lodge, a superb example of a modern and luxurious lodge. Enter the Pinehurst via a generous hallway, then be wowed by the stylish lounge and feature ﬁreplace, through to the contemporary cream and walnut kitchen. Enjoy the view through the many windows and large patio doors whilst you cook up a storm in the gorgeous kitchen. With storage space and an openplan layout at the forefront of the design, this really is an ideal family holiday home. The new 2017 Glass House by Prestige is a thing of beauty, a luxurious lodge that’s designed with relaxation in mind. With its sharp exterior and unique elevated roof, skylights and natural wood panelling, the Glass House impresses at ﬁrst glance. So if you’ve been thinking about investing in a lifetime of priceless memories, why not start to make the dream a reality?
ëé ABOVE Luxurious lodges at White Acres Holiday Park
WHITE ACRES HOLIDAY PARK Near Newquay TR8 4LW 01726 213842 www.parkdeanresorts.co.uk
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ENDLESS HOLIDAYS Franchis Holiday Park – a gateway to the Lizard, the wild and ruggedly beautiful peninsula in west Cornwall.
ituated in the heart of the Lizard peninsula, Franchis Holiday Park is just a short drive from the village of Mullion, with its pubs, shops, golf club, harbour and nearby sandy beaches, including Poldhu and Polurrian cove. Indeed, it’s perfectly placed for exploring the stunning scenery of west Cornwall; for getting out on the water on the Helford river; for lacing up your walking boots, hitting the glorious coast paths and drinking in the dizzying views across the Atlantic. The park, which offers a variety of holiday homes as well as pitches for tents and tourers, is perfect for getting away from it all, with outside lighting and facilities kept to a minimum, adding to that ‘close to nature’ feeling that campers come back for, time and time again. Owning a holiday home at Franchis means you can get away from the hustle and bustle
of everyday life, as often as you like, for 11 months of the year. And, in addition to the seven privately owned static caravans already on the outskirts of the park’s woodland, the Franchis team recently announced The Meadow – a development of just 14 holiday lodges, separate from the touring area, on a plot that slopes gently down towards the woodland stream. The development is only just underway, meaning there are still 12 plots available, with a good range of lodges to choose from, from makers including Willerby, Swift, Atlas and ABI. All lodges come supplied to residential standards, with central heating and double glazing already included. If you simply can’t wait to buy your slice of Cornish holiday paradise, there’s a twobedroom Swift Chamonix lodge ready to be moved into, commanding a fabulous plot overlooking the stream, with optional extras that include a triple Velux window over the front. Why not contact the Franchis team and arrange a viewing? If you’re looking to invest in your lifestyle; in something that you'll enjoy year after year, there’s nothing quite like a holiday home at Franchis Holiday park for capitalising on west Cornwall’s unique and, quite frankly, unrivalled beauty.
Franchis Holiday Park in lush countryside, the gateway to the Lizard í BELOW The Meadow, a brand new development of 14 lodges
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We visit The Cornish Barn Smokehouse & Bar at the Artist Residence in Penzance, where the food is as tantalising as the location.
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hy settle for the ordinary and everyday, when you could enjoy an experience that is truly unique? It’s a question oft asked, yet seldom acted upon. One enterprise that has geared its entire ethos around creating an experience that is anything but ordinary is the Artist Residence collection of boutique hotels and restaurants. Originating in Brighton, the group has now expanded to Penzance, London, Oxfordshire, and will be opening a location in Bristol in 2018. Even as the family has grown, each location has retained its individuality, while maintaining a shared set of values and aesthetic. Owners Justin and Charlie have carefully selected unique buildings including a former boot factory and thatched manor house, all in stunning locations, working alongside British artists to inject them with their own unique and evolving style. Today we’re in Penzance to visit Artist Residence Cornwall and meet Head Chef Gareth Spencer of its accompanying smokehouse restaurant, The Cornish Barn. This Georgian townhouse offers 23 individually styled bedrooms, in addition to a separate cottage for up to six people. Upon entering the hotel, it’s clear that you are in for a real treat. The décor is
striking, yet playful, combining original and limited edition artworks with upcycled and vintage furniture and industrial light ﬁttings, rich in colour and textures. Many of the bedrooms are adorned with vivid murals created by artists such as Jo Peel, some evoking the seaside location, others with bright geometric shapes. A personal favourite, the Gallery Loft, features original canvasses by local artist Mat McIvor. Its location makes it the perfect base to explore all that the west of Cornwall has to offer, from nearby St Michael’s Mount, to the bars and boutiques of St Ives. Equally, it’s an ideal stopover point if you’re travelling to the Isles of Scilly from Penzance or Land’s End. Why not top and tail your visit to the isles, with a stay at Artist Residence and a hearty meal at the Cornish Barn? You’ll be pleased to discover that the food is as appealing as the building itself. The Cornish Barn is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner – fast becoming a ﬁrm foodie destination in its own right, whether or not you happen to be staying the night. The food is rustic, wholesome, and refreshingly unfussy in approach, focussing on big ﬂavours and local seasonal produce. The restaurant features its own smokehouse, where meats on the grill menu are smoked using ‘Big Green Egg’ cookers, from the succulent
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" beer can chicken to the melt-in-the-mouth lobster; sirloin steak to home-smoked barbeque belly pork ribs. Head Chef Gareth Spencer takes inspiration from the worldclass produce that Cornwall is increasingly celebrated for, ﬁnding simple ways to serve it. “It’s about letting the quality speak for itself,” explains Gareth. “We focus on using and showcasing local produce because we are lucky to be surrounded by some of the best food the country has to offer!” Take the new Sunday brunch menu, for instance. With a hearty mix of breakfast favourites such as black pudding, poached eggs and avocado as well as beefburgers, sweet chilli and even skinny fries, brunch on Sundays is a fantastic way to kickstart your afternoon, especially if you’ve slept in late. You can even go bottomless, which means unlimited Prosecco, mimosas or bloody Marys from 11am until 3pm! To complement the food, The Cornish Barn stocks an impressive selection of drinks, from craft beers to crisp wines and fruity cocktails. Once again Cornwall is well represented, from the coffee roasted in county by The Cornish Coffee Company and homegrown Tregothnan tea, to the Curio and Tarquin’s Gin, and St Ives’ own Dead Man’s Fingers rum. What’s more, pop along to happy hour, Sunday to Friday, from 5pm
to 7pm, to enjoy 50% off selected drinks. The Cornish Barn also hosts regular music nights, showcasing an expertly curated selection of both local and travelling artists. There are two gardens: a large beer garden with its own manned bar, perfect for those balmier evenings, plus a secret terrace garden, while inside is wonderfully cosy for those chillier evenings when you want to snuggle up by the ﬁreside. It becomes clear that in Artist Residence and The Cornish Barn, Justin and Charlie have worked tirelessly to create an allday and evening location, with various break-out spaces meaning there’s always somewhere you can escape to and immerse yourself in the atmosphere, whatever your mood and whatever the weather. It’s an approach that encompasses the whole company – building a quality and unique experience that you won’t ﬁnd anywhere else. Here’s to the nonconformists. Long may their reign continue!
It’s about letting the quality speak for itself GARETH SPENCER
ë LEFT Head Chef Gareth Spencer smoking meats on the Big Green Egg é ABOVE The unique interior of The Cornish Barn
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G OURMET We catch up with all the latest news from some of our favourite chefs, eateries, hotels and pubs!
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If you don’t want the weekend to ﬁnish, head over to Henlys in Helston to kick off the new week with a bang. This chic bar and restaurant in Church Street is the place to go for tasty cocktails and delicious homecooked food made with the ﬁnest seasonal ingredients – the perfect destination to pop in for lunch or a relaxed evening meal.
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sea air at Mullion Cove
At Mullion Cove, on the Lizard peninsula, great food and drink are a way of life. The hotel’s mission is to offer outstanding food, making every meal exceptional. From Helford river oysters to the ﬁnest Cornish ﬁsh; prime steak to excellent vegan dishes, the talented chefs take no shortcuts in bringing you the freshest and best of the season. Awarded two AA Rosettes for excellence, the Atlantic View Restaurant is regarded as one of the best places to eat in west Cornwall. Meanwhile, the Glenbervie Bar provides lighter bites and perfectly mixed cocktails in a delightful Art Deco setting. Quality really is the watchword with everything served. But don’t just take our word for it; why not see for yourself why Mullion Cove rates among the very best foodie hotels in Cornwall? MULLION COVE HOTEL The Cove, Mullion TR12 7EP 01326 240328 www.mullion-cove.co.uk
What’s more, visit on a Monday or Tuesday and you’ll enjoy £10 off your bill, if spending over £50 on food! This fantastic offer is available all day (not in conjunction with any other offer), so what more reason do you need to visit? Simply show this article to claim the offer.
With a tantalising menu showcasing the West Country’s ﬁnest produce, from juicy homemade burgers to ﬂavoursome curries, we certainly know where we’ll be heading! HENLYS BAR AND RESTAURANT 01326 561141 www.henlysbarandrestaurant.co.uk
at Cribbs in Falmouth Owner and a chef at Falmouth’s authentic Caribbean restaurant Cribbs, John Duncan tells us: “Cribbs’ style is about creating a combination of distinctive ﬂavours – not just cooking with hot spices. Our mission is to use quality Cornish produce to create traditional Caribbean dishes that are big on ﬂavour, from Falmouth bay scallops to Jamaican jerk chicken.” With the introduction of the new vegetarian and vegan evening menu, there is something for everyone. Pop in and relax during the day and enjoy Cribbs’ blend of coffee with a slice of homemade cake. Lunch is served daily from midday until 3pm, and dinner from 6pm until 9.30pm, with both offering specials boards. Cribbs boasts a vast drinks menu, with
over 40 rums and hand-selected wines, and exclusive cocktails, speciﬁcally chosen to complement the Caribbean food. Parking is available nearby at Discovery Quay. What’s more you’ll enjoy a 10% discount on your next lunch if you return within 14 days. CRIBBS 33 Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JE 01326 210000 www.cribbscornwall.co.uk
Artisan cheese and charcuterie at Number Twelve Anyone who keeps up with our monthly instalments of foodie news will know that Number Twelve in Porthleven offers great food and drink, with shelves that are jam-packed with local produce. We particularly love the deli’s cheese and charcuterie counter, which is stocked with pates, rillettes and smaller, whole salamis from Cornish Charcuterie, as well as cheese from local supplier, Tom Hansen. For ﬁve years, Tom has arrived every Wednesday to offer the team its pick of the ﬁnest local cheese, and you can
try them all by ordering a sharing board for two (or one!). So, whether you’re a connoisseur of cheese or would simply like to try something different, there’s plenty to tempt your tastebuds at Number Twelve! NUMBER TWELVE 12 Fore Street, Porthleven TR13 8HJ 01326 565554 www.numbertwelveporthleven.co.uk
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gossip BESPOKE MENUS FROM PENROSE KITCHEN make every occasion special Serving the very best local and homegrown produce, and with sofas, a log burner and a fantastic sun terrace offering plenty of space to relax, whatever the weather, Penrose Kitchen is a wonderful spot to enjoy some ﬁne Cornish dining – one you should certainly aim to try this summer!
Expect fresh new flavours from No 1
Well known in north Cornwall, Rohan and Emma Kelly are pleased to announce their takeover of the popular No 1 Rock Road. Rohan is from South Africa and Emma has ties in Italy, inﬂuences that you can expect to see on the new menu. All food is made fresh and, as you enjoy the stunning sea views and decide what to eat, you’ll be spoiled for choice, with options including lobster and char-grilled whole ﬁsh of the day, as well as refreshing salads, antipasto and some delightful vegetarian options.
But it’s not just great for small bookings; you and up to 70 guests can make the most of the exemplary food on offer from co-owner and Chef, Ben Harmer, who tells us: “We can create a completely bespoke menu, tailoring it to your exact taste and requirements.”
Fantastic for wedding receptions and other big events, you can even opt to erect a marquee outside, where the surrounding colourful lily ponds form a stunning backdrop to your special day PENROSE KITCHEN School Hill, Shortlanesend, Truro TR4 9ES 01872 225697 www.penrosekitchen.co.uk
Fresh and flavoursome fare at The Lemon Arms What could be better than a creekside walk on the Carrick Roads? A creekside walk followed by a hearty meal in a pub, of course! So once you’ve worked up an appetite taking in the sights and sounds of Mylor, head to the Lemon Arms for a refreshing drink and lunch.
The restaurant offers fabulous food at fantastic prices, as well as an exceptional wine list to wash it down with. So, if you’re keen to discover something new on the Cornish foodie scene, even if you have a dog, No 1 Rock Road should certainly be on your list.
Chefs Daniel Blaszkowsi (previously of London seafood specialists Wright Brothers of Borough Market) and Tim Hammill (who learned his trade at the nearby Pandora Inn) pride themselves on delicious dishes showcasing the ﬁnest seasonal, local produce.
NO 1 ROCK ROAD Rock Road, Rock PL27 6FD 01208 863008 www.no1rockroad.co.uk
With a well-stocked bar and a wonderful beer garden, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a Sunday roast, or simply to wet your whistle a short walk from the riverside.
THE LEMON ARMS Lemon Hill, Mylor Bridge TR11 5NA 01326 373666 www.staustellbrewery.co.uk/pub/ falmouth/lemon-arms
Stunning harbour views and perfect picnics at The Square Nothing beats a freshly prepared meal overlooking a beautiful Cornish harbourside. And, in our completely unbiased view, they don’t get much more beautiful than Porthleven, where the food is just as good as the views! One of our favourites is The Square at Porthleven, where you can sit on the terrace and watch the ﬁshing boats come and go as you savour the delights created by Stew Eddy and his team. The Square opens at 11am, with lunch served from 12pm to 2pm. If you’re looking for a lighter bite, you can now enjoy the light afternoon lunch menu from 3pm to 5pm. Being a popular haunt
for dinner, between 6pm and 9pm, we recommend booking to ensure you don’t miss out. It’s also the ideal place to create the perfect picnic for a walk of the coast path or trip to the beach. Pop into the Deli and Ice cream Emporium for homemade ice creams, Cornish cheeses and a selection of Cornish gifts and produce. Bon appétit! THE SQUARE AT PORTHLEVEN 7 Fore Street, Porthleven TR13 9HQ 01326 573911 www.thesquareatporthleven.co.uk
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“Come on in” say Cornish Arms owners, Geoff and Karen
Always endeavouring to use fresh, locally sourced ingredients, the owners and their team, are waiting to give you a warm welcome to this traditional Cornish Inn, offering a wide range of beers, ciders and gins.
• BAR • Monday to Sunday: 11.30am – 11.00pm
• LUNCH & DINNER • Monday to Sunday: 12 noon – 3.00pm & 5.30pm – 8.30pm
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s p i h c e h T ARE UP! Third generation fish fryer Phil Geary of Portreath’s Atlantic Café explains how his family followed their dream to the Cornish coast.
urely most visitors to Cornwall harbour a wistful dream of one day laying down roots. The Geary family did just this, swapping the north west of Manchester for the north coast of Cornwall to take over the Atlantic Café in Portreath. “I ﬁrst visited to work the season in Newquay when I was 21 and instantly fell in love with it,” explains Phil Geary. “Since then, I always knew I’d live here, one day. My wife, Marie, and I have always tried to come down at least once a year with our three children, even if only for a night – we had to get our Cornwall ﬁx, no matter how short!” After spotting the Atlantic for sale online, the dream became serious. “It played on my mind for weeks, so one night I said to Marie: ‘Come on, we are going to Cornwall to have a look.’ We drove through the night, arriving in Portreath at ﬁrst light; we turned the corner at the top of the hill and couldn’t believe or eyes!” Having made the leap, there have been no regrets. “What we love most is the ability to spend time together as a family on the beach, enjoying the views and sunsets. Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre are stunning… for the kids to be running around on that beautiful beach in their school uniform is a pretty unreal experience, something I never thought I’d see! But to be biased, Portreath is fantastic – so laid back, with lovely walks, and the sunsets are outstanding.”
For Phil, ﬁsh and chips are truly in the blood, so the move to Cornwall is a match made in heaven. “Even though my grandparents and parents have been in the ﬁsh and chip trade since the 1930s and I’ve been eating them all my life, it’s still my favourite thing on our menu. You just can’t beat haddock, chips, mushy peas and Irish curry!” But there’s plenty more to enjoy at the Atlantic, as Phil explains. “We try to offer something to everyone, all presented in a friendly-family, chilled-out atmosphere – whether it’s a coffee by the ﬁre, breakfast with friends in a booth or ﬁsh and chips with a bottle of ﬁzz! We’ve just started selling daily fresh ﬁsh to take home, including live crab and mussels.” The Gearys are living proof that every dream is worth following, especially if it leads to Cornwall!
MAIN ë The Atlantic, Portreath INSET é The Geary family haven’t looked back since moving to Cornwall BELOW ê Fish and chips on a Cornish beach – what could be better?
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Relatively new to the waters around Porthleven, my brother takes me out aboard the Bridie Jean to see if we can’t catch ourselves some supper.
s we ease our way out of port, Ben calls “Grab the fenders, Dan!” Used to fend off wandering boats as they bob listlessly in the gentle waters of the harbour, these bright orange buoys have no use once we hit open water, so as Ben begins to up the ante with the throttle, in they come. I look to my left, up at the iconic Porthleven clock tower, before gazing along the pier, where I see a man obviously enjoying the pleasant afternoon from his foldout chair. Thetipofhisfishingrodarcsslightlyashe tightens gently up to his bait, presumably presented just off the rocky shelf below.
To my right, paddle boarders and surfers sit above Porthleven’s famed reef break, waiting for the next set to roll in, and ahead of me, at the helm, stands Ben, my older brother of nearly three years. This is the stuff of dreams for boys like us,havinggrownupfishingalongwest Cornwall’s coastline. It’s funny; not so long ago, Ben and I wouldn’t have been found in the same room together, not to mention unaccompanied on a boat and heading out to sea, yet here we are – two brothers, with nothing between us and the open sea besides a rolling deck and a younger sibling’s trust in his elder. As Porthleven disappears behind us and begins to blend into the industrial landscape of the coast, I call up to my captain for the afternoon: “What’s the plan then?” “I don’t mind,” he responds, more concernedwiththedisplayonthefishfinder.Hehasafewmarksthatwecould head for, but still being quite new to this, he opts for a wreck that he’s already managed to locate and that’s only around eight miles out. “Only,” he says, his grin betraying his brotherlydelightatmynot-so-unperturbed expression. I steel myself for the trip ahead as I look out over the open expanse of water surrounding us, water that, according to the depth gauge, is in excess of 200 feet!
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ç FAR LEFT Leaving Porthleven behind us ç LEFT The biggest of the trip falls to Ben! ê BELOW At the helm, Ben’s sea legs are far sturdier than mine
Ben explains that the locals’ knowledge has been invaluable in helping his confidencetogrow.They’vetoldhimwhere to head for and where to avoid; where to go at high tide and where to leave well alone when it’s low. They’ve even shown him the best knots for his lures! Most importantly, as someone who’s never owned a boat before,they’vegivenhimtheconfidence to forge ahead, away from the shelter of the harbour, and to start discovering the Cornish coast for himself. Hegoeson,hissmilenowfullyformed, telling me that there are hours of fun to be had out on the water – and you don’t justhavetospenditfishing.Wherever your mooring is, you’ll soon begin to get a feel for the local waters; in no time you’ll start unearthing their secrets, from calm, secludedcreekstocrystal-clearsnorkelling spots. The best part is that, far from the madding crowd, you’ll get an overwhelming sense of exclusivity, as if you’ve been let in onsomeofCornwall’sbest-keptsecrets. Afewchilledhoursgoby,filledwith catch-upconversationsandbrotherly wisecracks(afterall,catchingthefishof the day is something to brag about), before wefinallypinpointthewreckandstart catching a few more. Eventually, Ben tells me it’s time to turn back.
Hisinstinctisimpeccableandaswe begin eating up the miles back to shore, the sea starts to grow increasingly agitated – perhaps rueing the disappearing sun as it edges beneath the horizon. More likely is that Ben made the right call, even if his younger brother will never admit it.
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Fast-forwardthreedays.It’stheCornwall Living staff barbeque and thankfully, after boldlypromisingfishforall,I’vegotatleast somethingtoshowformyefforts.Haddock isonthemenu–afirmfavourite–aswell as pollock, and it’s not long before the herb butter starts melting, sizzling on the coals andsendingwaftsofflavouracrossthe beach.Thisisdefinitelymyfavouriteway to enjoy seafood – sitting on the beach with a simple disposable barbeque, a local ale or two to hand.
I get a distinct feeling of satisfaction as I peel back the foil and get a look at the tender flakesoffish,glisteningwithjuicesand speckled with herbs. Perhaps it’s the ‘pat on the back’ feeling of having hunted and gathered, or maybe I’m just pleased not to be empty handed. Either way, with a whole host of other species in our seas to be caught and withtheideaofself-sustenanceand‘farm to fork’ dining getting ever more popular in Cornwall, I’d strongly encourage you to give it a go, too!
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KEEPING IT SIMPLE METHOD
To prepare my fish, I simply mix butter, chopped fennel and parsley, before spooning it over the scored fillets and slotting in some lemon wedges. Wrapping them in foil before placing them on the grill helps seal in all the flavours and when finished, which doesn't take long, they’re a delightful addition to any barbeque, even as the main course!
When it comes to fish, it’s important to do your research. Some have their own distinct flavour that you don’t want to overpower; some, like pollock, are quite bland but very malleable, meaning they can be infused with a wide variety of tastes and aromas. Don’t be afraid to be creative, either. My recipe is very simple, but just one search on Google can yield enough results to fill that blank recipe book you’ve been meaning to dust off.
DISCOVER MORE Don’t just rely on your local restaurants’ specials board, when you could catch one of these species for yourself. There are more, but here are some of my favourites: • Cod • Sea bass • Plaice • Turbot • Brill • Black bream • Mackerel
Teach yourself! When it comes to filleting fish, Ben tells me: “Just go on Youtube. There are loads of tutorials on how to do it, and for individual species, too.”
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Make this the year you take the family to the Isles of Scilly, and enjoy the exotic island paradise, just 28 miles from the Cornish coast.
ancy a trip to the Isles of Scilly? Thanks to the 2017 Family Day Trip Offer from Isles of Scilly Travel, you can save up to 75% on the standard brochure fare this summer. This fantastic deal offers the perfect introduction to the Isles of Scilly, with an unforgettable day trip like no other costing just £79 for two adults and up to three children. Sail from Penzance Harbour aboard the Scillonian III passenger ferry and soak up the stunning views of the Cornish coastline along the way. Look out for landmarks like the Minack Theatre, St Michael’s Mount, and Poldark’s own Porthcurno beach, then keep an eye on the waves as the ferry is occasionally joined by a pod of dolphins. You’ll arrive on Scilly around midday, with plenty of time for an afternoon spent exploring the islands and making memories, before one last chance to see the islands from the sea as you return to the mainland at the end of the day.
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The Isles of Scilly have so much to offer, whether you want to stretch your legs and wander along the 60 miles of coastal paths and scenic nature trails, all bathed in neverending views across the archipelago; or get back to nature and enjoy the great outdoors by snorkelling with seals, embarking on a wildlife boat safari, kayaking to an offisland or exploring tropical gardens. Then again maybe you’ll just want to choose your favourite beach and relax on a deserted stretch of ﬁne, white sand framed by crystal-clear azure waters. So what are you waiting for?
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•VISIT• H O LY W E L L B AY With a long, golden sandy beach that’s obscured by rolling sand dunes, Holywell Bay offers dreamy sunset walks and long days on the beach, with plenty of facilities on hand as well as an 18-hole golf course nearby. A fantastic spot for both surfers and those who enjoy a bit of spectator sport, Holywell Bay is also an incredibly diverse wildlife habitat, with exposed rocky headlands, dunes, common land, mudﬂats and beaches, as well as a patch of woodland, all offering sanctuary to a plethora of different species. This stunning image of the bay was captured by Darren Blight.
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Everything you’re looking for, and much, much more, with a holiday at The Park, Cornwall.
STAY CONNECTED The Park now offers a dedicated, superfast broadband line with 200mb of connectivity. Free of charge throughout your stay, this is great for making your friends and colleagues jealous while you sun yourself!
s a place to unwind and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Cornish coastline, The Park, set in the picturesque village of Mawgan Porth and just a short stroll from its beautiful west facing beach, ticks all the boxes. Offering an impressive range of distinctive self-catering homes, The Park has recently undergone signiﬁcant investment, with improvements that include the installation of a dedicated superfast broadband line with 200mb of connectivity available for guests to download, broadcast, video chat, send photographs and live stream, free of charge throughout their stay. This summer, a selection of new, upgraded caravans has also been installed and is proving extremely popular with guests. The wide range of properties ensures there’s something for everyone, with designer furniture, log burners, hot tubs and private terraces that maximise gorgeous rolling countryside views. From lodges to cottages and even the impressive Lanerick House, each holiday homes is individual, ensuring a memorable break that you’ll want to boast about. And, for those looking for something a little different, the yurt village offers the perfect escape. For many a trip to Cornwall offers the chance to enjoy fantastic, locally sourced and freshly
prepared food. This year, The Park opened a new on-site restaurant – Gusto at The Park. Serving feel good food made from scratch that’s hearty, mouth-watering and laden with ﬂavour, without the use of jars or bottles, both locals and guests will want to return for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What’s more, for those evenings where two’s company and you’d prefer stay away from the crowd and go self-catered, arrangements can be made for groceries to be delivered straight to your accommodation, Be sure to make time to relax in either the indoor or heated outdoor swimming pools, and make the most of the sunshine with secluded sun spots and the beautifully landscaped private gardens. With fantastic food, gorgeous self-catering holiday homes and impressive broadband connectivity, The Park offers guests an inspiring experience in Cornwall that you’ll never forget.
ëABOVE Just some of the fabulous accommodation at The Park éINSET Relax at The Park, whatever the weather
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Beautiful stays in Rock, Padstow and Mount’s Bay. í BELOW Bright and airy interior
White Star, Rock This beautiful property, which sleeps four to ﬁve over two bedrooms, was only ﬁnished in 2016 and boasts a stylish, coastal interior. The kitchen is fully equipped, offering everything you could possibly need to cook up a storm, while the living area, with two sumptuous sofas, underﬂoor heating and a 4K smart TV is ideal for getting cosy, should the weather take a turn for the worst. For sailing enthusiasts, Rock Sailing Club is just two minutes away, with the surrounding coast offering some of the ﬁnest sailing waters in the UK, while avid golfers can take to the greens of St Enodoc Golf Course, which offers some of the ﬁnest links golf in south west. Perhaps exploring the local galleries and getting a ﬂavour for Cornwall’s famed produce is more your thing, in which case north Cornwall is your oyster. Have lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and pop into Quay Art gallery in Padstow, before taking the ferry back to Rock and rounding off the day with dinner for two at the incredible Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. With private parking and a pool that’s available to book, as well as being pet friendly, there’s plenty to love about White Star, making it the perfect retreat for couples who want to explore the north Cornish coast, or a small family seeking boutique style accommodation.
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Court House, Padstow Many visit Cornwall to discover its fascinating tapestry of maritime history, for which Court House in Padstow – a truly luxurious and historical property that’s coming soon to the already impressive Cornish Horizons portfolio – is absolutely perfect. Grade II listed, with a large lawned garden and gorgeous views across the Camel estuary, Court House sleeps ten in indulgent comfort and style, putting them in prime position to enjoy local delights such as Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and all that Padstow’s beautiful quayside has to offer. In fact, the house recently underwent a complete renovation, bringing what’s believed to be Padstow’s second oldest building ﬁrmly into the 21st century. Rumour has it that it was once home to Sir Walter Raleigh, a famed mariner, courtier, soldier, poet and explorer, who also served as Warden of Cornwall. In 1588, after hearing news of the impending invasion by the Spanish Armada, he used Court House as his central oﬃce for the collection of dues and taxes, while orchestrating the strengthening of Cornwall’s coastal defences. Raleigh led a fascinating life, but we’d hate to spoil the story. Why not get in touch with Cornish Horizons and discover this enthralling chapter of Cornish coastal history for yourself?
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Deep in hedgerow lanes down a gravel road sits Thornleigh Cottage, a hidden gem and the perfect base for your south Cornwall holiday. This beautiful country cottage, sleeping up to nine guests, is set in a large secluded garden and has recently been renovated to cleverly combine heritage and modernity. Situated beautifully on the south coast, the foodie haven and historic ﬁshing harbour, Porthleven is just ten minutes away, and just 15 minutes the other way is the mile-long sandy beach of Praa Sands, meaning you can enjoy the best of both! The coastal path along this stretch of coastline is varied and dramatic and along it you’ll ﬁnd the iconic Wheal Prosper mine engine house at Rinsey (used in the ﬁlming of Poldark), as well as Prussia Cove, a haunt for real smugglers many years ago. You are also on the doorstep of the Lizard peninsula and the Helford, and 25 minutes away are St Ives and Falmouth. The hardest part will be knowing where to start!
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YOUR PROPERTY first Whether you are considering purchasing a second home in north Cornwall, or have a holiday property ready to let in the area John Bray and Partners can help.
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The riverside paradise of Rock, perched on the banks of the Camel estuary ì INSET John Bray has a local, expert maintenance team on the ground to provide support when needed é ABOVE è RIGHT
Examples of gorgeous homes from home, bringing the coast indoors – just some of the many beautiful properties on the books with John Bray and Partners
ohn Bray and Partners, a specialist north Cornwall estate and holiday letting agency, has been holiday letting and managing properties in Rock, Daymer Bay, Polzeath and Port Isaac since 1971. The business started when local Cornishman and postmaster John Bray was ﬁrst asked to act as a trusted key holder for a few houses in Rock village whose owners allowed friends to come and stay. A holiday letting business was soon born, which was later expanded into an estate agency. The business has grown substantially in line with the rise in popularity of the area. As from the offset, excellent customer service remains at the core of the business. “With a team of 32 permanent staff on hand we can put your property ﬁrst ensuring the appropriate care and attention that you
would expect,” says Alex Roads, a Director at John Bray Cornish Holidays, thereby ensuring owners and guests, buyers and sellers receive a personalised service. Fellow Director Josephine Ashby adds, “we are big enough to cope with our growing instructions, but small enough to care and with more staff per letting house that we look after, we are able to offer the utmost care and attention for both our owners and their properties.” The friendly local John Bray team is professionally qualiﬁed and includes: maintenance, housekeeping, bookings, marketing, client accounts, admin, tradespeople, chartered surveyors and building technicians. That, coupled with excellent supplier contacts, means John Bray is well placed to offer a unique service for second homeowners who live out of county. With oﬃces in Rock and Port Isaac, both located within approximately ﬁve minutes of every property the team sell, manage or let, John Bray and Partners are centrally located for their owners’ and sellers who ﬁnd it handy to speak to someone in person, as well as guests and buyers who pop in to talk to them face-to-face about their requirements. With local knowledge that is second to none, they are the ‘go-to’ agents for anything within this beautiful ﬁve-mile radius of the Camel estuary.
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Escape it all with a visit to Court Farm Holidays near Bude on the north coast.
ith Bude winning the ‘Best UK Coastal Resort’ for two years running at the British Travel Awards, we’ve found the perfect retreat. Court Farm is set in a gorgeous, quiet village location in Marhamchurch, just two miles from Bude’s wonderful beaches. It’s the perfect destination for the ultimate family holiday, with a wide variety of childfriendly facilities including cots, highchairs, bed guards, and booster seats, all available to use at no extra cost. What’s more, there’s also the option to hire buggies, wetsuits and body boards, so you don’t need pack the car to the ceiling with half your home – making it a truly stress-free experience. You can even bring the pooch too, if staying in one of the dog-friendly cottages with private gardens. Once at Court Farm, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained. It’s the perfect location for cycling, walking and rambling in the stunning Cornish countryside, and surfing at the nearby beaches. However, there’s plenty to see and do on site, from kicking back in the newly decorated indoor games room to taking a splash in the indoor heated swimming pool with retractable roof for warmer weather. Kids will love the animal feeding sessions every weekday morning at 9.30am, where you can get up close with the Kune Kune pigs, pygmy goats, alpaca and chickens, as well as collecting the chicken eggs and giving the animals a brush. For grown-ups, why not indulge in the ultimate relaxation with one of the on-site holistic treatments and, if you’re not keen on cooking, make use of the optional catering from a local chef. Court Farm can cater for a wide variety of groups, whether it’s a large family group in the farmhouse, or you fancy a relaxing romantic out-of-season break for two in one of the houses with hot tubs. Need we say anymore? If you’re looking for the perfect holiday, make your next destination Court Farm Holidays in Marhamchurch.
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DID YOU KNOW? Over the course of the Foundation’s last exhibition, a beautiful Kurt Jackson canvas – designed to be broken up and sold as 100 individual, smaller paintings – helped raise over £20,000 for Surfers Against Sewage and the fantastic work they do to keep our sea clean.
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Open to all, The Jackson Foundation is a unique and ambitious art space that both celebrates the arts and champions the natural world.
his September, the Foundation will once again be working in partnership with a variety of environmental and non-proﬁt organisations to host its annual programme of quality contemporary exhibitions. Kurt Jackson is renowned for his work that reﬂects a deep connection with natural history and the world around us, and the Foundation allows visitors to see the world through Kurt’s eyes. Open Wednesday to Saturday, the Foundation is housed in an ex-industrial building in the thriving, former mining town of St Just-in-Penwith, and was set up by Kurt and his wife Caroline. Impressively, entry is free to the public, meaning you can see his eclectic range of artistic expression – spanning painting, poetry, sculpture, installation and ﬁlm – as often as you like. Subtly soundtracked by a range of musical genres, from Thelonious Monk and Ethiopian legend Mulatu Astatke, to string quartet covers of David Bowie and Radiohead, this buzzing gallery is friendly, unpretentious and, most importantly, of appeal to all ages. Husband and wife team, Fynn and Zinzi Tucker run the show, all of which is powered by an array of high-eﬃciency solar panels and ground-source heat pumps. The Foundation delivers paintings around Cornwall via two zero emission, fully electric cars – also charged by solar panels – making the whole operation a very green affair.
In addition to all of this, the Foundation provides employment for locals, raises awareness and helps fund groups that are working to protect the environment. This year’s project – Cot: A Cornish Valley – opens on Saturday 2nd September and is to display an exciting and ambitious collection of paintings and sculpture, all focussed on this small, most westerly of valleys in Cornwall. For the project, the Foundation has partnered with the Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter), which is offering its insight into the geology of the valley and its beach. It’s also teamed up with the RSPB and its Cornwall Chough Project, which is aimed at increasing the number of chough-friendly habitats in the valley and around the Cornish coast. Fynn tells us: “By partnering with environmental groups, we’re able to ﬁnd interesting ways to encourage visitors to link the potentially abstract (for instance marine litter), to the slightly more tangible, such as the devastating impact it can have on the coast. Without being too ‘preachy’, we like to think we show how even the individual can help improve the situation.”
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JUMPING FOR Celebrated Sculptor The Frogman to return to Padstow’s Quay Art.
DISCOVER MORE MEET THE FROGMAN Meet Tim Cotterill at Quay Art on Saturday 30th September. Spaces are limited, so contact the gallery for more details and a personal invitation.
or artist Tim Cotterill, the shiny little frogs found in the secluded woods of his childhood in the English countryside were the beginning of a life-long fascination that has led him to be known as The Frogman. Tim’s much-admired bronze sculptures perfectly capture the whimsical character, jewel-like quality and pure joy of these beautiful little creatures. Quay Art in Padstow houses the Frogman Collection, having achieved Platinum gallery status, as one the world’s top selling galleries. It displays over 100 frogs at any time, as well as other bronze sculptures produced by the Frogman foundry, such as the popular ‘Lazy River’ kingﬁsher, regularly shipping to collectors nationwide. As Roger from the gallery explains, “We are delighted to present these captivating, colourful and expressive sculptures so more people can appreciate the creativity and craftsmanship of Tim Cotterill.” While appearing to have been made from glass, these highly sought after collectors’ items are actually incredibly heavy, having been cast in solid bronze. They’re created following The Egyptian Wax Method and a six-step process that ﬁnally results in the stunning jewel-like patina. Check out the fascinating video on Quay Art’s website to discover more. Each Frogman sculpture is individually ﬁnished, signed and numbered as part of a
worldwide limited edition set. Quay Art will issue a certiﬁcate of authenticity and record the sale and limited edition details as proof of your original purchase. Roger continues: “Please visit us to appreciate these stunning sculptures for yourself. Come along to our show on Saturday 30th September, to meet Tim Cotterill, The Frogman, himself!” Learn more about Tim’s inspiration and have him engrave your favourite frog sculpture, as well as viewing the stunning Frogman Collection, including two beautiful new frogs, released especially for the occasion: Stardust and Sapphire – with rich silver nitrate patinas in turquoise blue, purple and silver, available in limited editions of only 50 and 100 respectively. Located in the pink building on the harbourside, Quay Art is an independent, contemporary ﬁne art gallery offering a wide range of ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, original paintings and limited editions from internationally recognised artists. The gallery has built a sterling reputation for unique, distinctive artwork, with plenty of colour, humour and originality on display. Open seven days a week all year round, expect the unexpected!
ë TOP LEFT The Frogman Collection at Quay Art é INSET Tim Cotterill, ‘The Frogman’ é ABOVE Stardust and Sapphire ç LEFT Lazy River
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Showcasing local artists and art galleries 2. ALCHEMY TILES
What We Love by Mel Chambers “Let the beauty of what we love be what we do” – Rumi. Using ancient 13th Century inlay techniques, carved not painted, each tile is individually hand carved into wet clay, inlaid, glazed and ﬁred over three days. No tile can be replicated, making each bespoke piece a truly one of a kind, visual presence in your home. Commissions are welcome.
4. CSCAPE ART
Red Glow by Sarah Blakey
ROSE COTTAGE, PORT NAVAS, CONSTANTINE, FALMOUTH TR11 5RJ 07768 193848 www.alchemytiles.com
1. EAT ART
Bespoke framing service Eat Art is a collaboration of artists, designers and craftsmen with many years experience in the art of picture framing. The team collaborate with some of the best artists working in Cornwall today and clients from all over the UK to supply art and frames to the trade and public. With simple solutions from just a few pounds to unique handcrafted designs, Eat Art offers a complete bespoke framing service. FALMOUTH 01326 375917
3. SALLY NAPIER JEWELLERY
Earrings from The Pearl Collection by Sally Napier Jeweller Sally Napier creates handcrafted jewellery, emphasising attention to detail whilst keeping a contemporary edge. Each piece and design is created individually, combining semi-precious stones, silver, gold and freshwater pearls. You can purchase online or contact Sally if you’d like to visit her studio to see her work or discuss a commission or repair. ELMSLEIGH, PINCH HILL, MARHAMCHURCH EX23 0ER 01288 361921 www.sallynapier.co.uk
The Craft Kiln (Cornish crafts), Sail Loft Emporium (antiques and collectables) and Cscape Art are part of The Old Workshop, next to the main Charlestown car park. Many originals, prints and cards by artist Sarah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey are available at the gallery. Open daily during the season, 10.30am to 5.30pm. THE OLD WORKSHOP, CHARLESTOWN, PL25 3NJ 01726 66639 www.theoldworkshopcharlestown.co.uk
5. THE SUMMERHOUSE GALLERY Autumn Parsley by John Piper
This beautiful, welcoming space, just a stone’s throw from the wonderful St Michael’s Mount, showcases the very best of Cornish art, including paintings, jewellery, sculpture and glass. This September, experience ‘Praed and Piper: Partners in Paint’, a unique opportunity to explore the work and bond between two of Cornwall’s most proliﬁc, well-loved painters. 01736 711400 firstname.lastname@example.org www.summerhousegallery.co.uk
6. STUDIO GALLERY Panel by Julia Mills
Beautiful summer colour on acid-etched glass gives uplift and sparkle all year round. The delightful Studio Gallery, owned by Resident Jeweller, Julia Schoﬁeld, is worth ﬁnding at the top of Porthleven for work by artists and makers all living and working within 20 miles of the port. TOP OF FORE STREET, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9HH 07972 158064 Studio Gallery Porthleven Julia Schofield Jewellery
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7. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY AND MUSEUM
Gala Day by Stanhope Forbes Stanhope Forbes was one of the leading lights of the Newlyn School of artists that flourished in west Cornwall from the 1880s onwards. This 1907 painting shows a Whit Monday procession of local children with the shimmering light on the sea in Mount’s Bay. The picture is on display in the current exhibition until 9th September. MORRAB ROAD, PENZANCE TR18 4HE 01736 363625 www.penleehouse.org.uk
9. THE POLY
Jewellery by Sandra Austin “Creating jewellery is my passion,” says Sandra Austin. “Every twist, every turn, is a piece that is unique and special.” The Poly Guild exclusively stocks a unique range of beautifully crafted work, from artists and designers who live locally or have studied in Cornwall, including jewellery, ceramics, prints, glass and textiles. They are open Tuesday to Saturday until 7pm.
8. A GREAT ESCAPE ART Nets, Floats and Ropes by Stuart Law
Exhibiting in Padstow gives artist Stuart Law the freedom get out and sketch. This new watercolour was painted after sketching at the harbourside. Flags, floats, nets and lobster pots provide new paintings ready for exhibits of Stuart’s work at Lanlivery Country Fair (9th and 10th September), Lerryn Red Store in autumn, and the Lost Gardens Of Heligan Christmas Fair.
24 CHURCH STREET, FALMOUTH TR11 5EG 01326 319461 www.thepoly.org
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10. THE LANE GALLERY Truro’s Lane Gallery is a collective of local artists who each cover daily duties to welcome you. Traditional and abstract art plus beautiful jewellery and turned wood are on display. The entrance is through Scentstore Perfumery and upstairs to the colourful gallery. ABOVE THE SCENTSTORE, CATHEDRAL LANE, TRURO TR1 2QS 07815 684825 01872 240091 www.thelanegallery.co.uk
11. ANDREW GIDDENS OPEN STUDIO/GALLERY
Wild swimming, Prussia Cove by Andrew Giddens Andrew Giddens Open Studio showcases paintings by the renowned Cornish seascape artist, in his permanent ‘open studio’, displaying and selling all his latest work in the delightful village setting of Perranuthnoe, near St Michael’s Mount. Open 10am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday. LYNFIELD CRAFT CENTRE, PERRANUTHNOE TR20 9NE 07788 462688 www.cornish-art.co.uk andrewgiddensart
12. STEVE SLIMM
Nurturing Coastal Inlet by Steve Slimm Featured in national art foundation courses for quality of light, Steve’s mystical expressionist work can be seen in a number of Cornish galleries. This evocative landscape is currently on view at The Tyler
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Wave 7 Gallery exhibits contemporary art and crafts across two buildings: the main gallery and the granary, which are used to showcase sole exhibitions, such as Saul Cathcart’s ‘Every Mark Made’, taking place between Saturday 19th August and Friday 15th September. It’s also the working studio of Victoria Mead Mirrors. Art courses and craft afternoons run throughout the season. The Gallery is open 10.30am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. PLAIN STREETS, TRELIGHTS, NEAR PORT ISAAC PL29 3TW 01208 880605 www.wave7gallery.co.uk
15. CARLA REGLER GALLERY Sea mist over Porthleven by Carla Regler
14. CUSTOMS HOUSE GALLERY August Gold by Heather Howe
Carla is an award-winning landscape photographer based in Porthleven who also runs photography workshops in Cornwall. Across Carla’s two galleries, you can ﬁnd a range of beautiful prints and stunning gifts, including her stunning vintage prints. Be sure to keep an eye out for Carla’s new calendar, too!
The gallery’s light and airy space on Porthleven’s harbourside exhibits original works by some of Cornwall’s ﬁnest artists in a range of mediums. A bespoke framing service is available here as well as the Own Art Scheme. View the work available on the regularly updated and fully ecommerce enabled website. Open seven days a week from Easter. COMMERCIAL ROAD, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9JD 01326 569365 www.cornwall-art.co.uk
17. QUAY ART
Sapphire by The Frogman You’ll ﬁnd the Frogman Collection from artist Tim Cotterill housed in Quay Art, on the quayside in Padstow. With over 100 frogs as well as other bronze sculptures produced from the same foundry, you’ll be amazed as you peruse this fascinating range of work. On Saturday 30th September, you can meet the man himself, but spaces are limited! Turn to page 108 to ﬁnd out more.
1 CHAPEL TERRACE, PORTHLEVEN TR13 9HS 01326 354171 www.carlaregler.com
16. SPINRIVER DESIGN Ocean Blue by Michael Hunter
Courtesy of Spinriver Design, this stunning print from Michael Hunter is typical of his range of modern, digital abstract art designs. In this month’s issue, you could win a copy of this along with a concept design service for a room of your choice! To read more and to be in with a chance of winning our unbelievable bundle of prizes, turn to page 32. Don’t forget, the winner takes all! 07590 530806 www.spinriverdesign.com
NORTH QUAY, PADSTOW PL28 8AF 01841 533534 www.quay-art.co.uk
18. LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY Bronze Panel by Shelley Anderson
Be sure not to miss master craftsman and bronze sculptor, Shelley Anderson as he exhibits his unique work at Lighthouse Gallery from 21st September to 21st October. Leading the
exhibition will be six specially created, low relief 1.5 metre square bronze wall panels, demonstrating Anderson’s innovative techniques. 54-55 CAUSEWAYHEAD, PENZANCE TR18 2SS, 01736 350555 www.lighthouse-gallery.co.uk
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t oo f t Bes FORWARD Cornwall Gold takes a bold step by making donations from sales of its exclusive flip-flop necklaces to the RNLI.
Cornwall Gold’s flip-flop RNLI fund-raising initiative is unveiled at St Agnes Lifeboat Station
ith more than 300 of the country’s ﬁnest beaches and 250 miles of coastline on our doorstep, it’s no wonder that Cornwall attracts millions of visitors each year. From lifesaving to educating children on the importance of water safety, no one works harder to keep our beaches and coastline safe than the RNLI. So we were excited to hear about Cornwall Gold’s commendable collaboration in supporting this vital work – with its iconic ﬂip-ﬂop. It’s made from Cornish granite, sterling silver and tin, extracted and processed by the Cornwall Gold team in their very own tin streaming works, Tolgus Tin Mill, located on their site between Redruth and Portreath. Steve Ackland, from Cornwall Gold, explains, “Tolgus Mill is the last original tin mill left in existence and our regeneration project is all about preserving our unique Cornish heritage for future generations. Tolgus Mill was established in 1865 and in those days very little thought was given to the environmental impact the mining industry had on our landscape and coastline.” For every ﬂip-ﬂop sold this year, Cornwall Gold is donating directly to the RNLI, providing a source of much needed funds.
“Things don’t get much more Cornish than our ﬂip-ﬂop”, continues Steve, “this is our little way of saying ‘thank you’ for the amazing job the RNLI does by putting something back into the local community.” Flip-ﬂops are available in both left and right foot versions exclusively from Cornwall Gold. Find out more about this exciting renovation project by taking a guided tour through Tolgus Mill. You’ll discover how mining waste is transformed into precious tin and beautiful jewellery by Cornwall’s leading jewellery experts. Tours run daily and cost just £4 per person. After your guided tour, we’d recommend visiting the on-site Cornish Pantry restaurant for a wide range of Cornish favourites, including the award-winning Cornish breakfast, brought to your table on a traditional tinner’s shovel!
Tolgus Mill, New Portreath Road, Redruth TR16 4HN 01209 203280 www.cornwall-gold.com
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The flip-flop made with Cornish granite, tin and silver
DISCOVER MORE Cornwall Gold is located just off the A30, between Portreath and Redruth. Open every day. Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5.30pm, and Sunday, 10am to 4.30pm.
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Transform the way you accessorise with Silver Origins Jewellery Boutique.
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The latest venture for this company is the opening of a new Silver Origins outlet in the heart of St Ives, earlier this year. Having undergone a complete refurbishment to create a stylish, sleek interior, the ﬂagship store provides the perfect backdrop for the stunning displays of jewellery that Silver Origins is so well known for. From unique, story-based designs, featuring wildlife, botanical, beachcomber collections, to minimal contemporary statement jewellery, all beautifully gift boxed; you’ll be spoiled for choice and the best part is, you can try on every style of ring you can imagine, which is simply great retail therapy. But it’s not just in St Ives that you’ll ﬁnd Marcus and Soﬁa’s fabulous designs. Over on the south coast in Marazion, you can pop into the company’s ﬁrst outlet, just across the water from St Michael’s Mount. Open since 1977, the team have been busy ever since, seeing thousands of happy customers come and go. In fact, the Marazion store has been so successful that last year it doubled in size. Impressive! So, if you’d like to adorn yourself with pieces that mirror Cornwall and all the things you love about life by the coast, head to Silver Origins in St Ives, The Silver Mine in Marazion or the online stores.
ë ABOVE A fine example of the simple yet elegant jewellery on offer at Silver Origins é ABOVE Marcus and Sofia’s jewellery beautifully reflects the coast
riginally diving for crayﬁsh and sea urchins, this Cornish familyrun business has since come a long way. Indeed, Silver Origins, the retail arm of Sea Gems has grown into an incredibly successful and diverse silver jewellery and giftware company. Three generations are now involved in the design, wholesale and retail, creating traditional and contemporary brands which can be found both in store and online, as well as on the shelves of retailers throughout the UK and across the globe! Director and designer, Marcus Price, and his daughter Soﬁa instil their love for Cornwall, its natural beauty, and the laidback lifestyle it’s famed for, into their jewellery. A myriad of ideas and designs have stemmed from such inspiration over the years, from intricate Celtic knot work to contemporary organic shapes. New designs and products are ever at the forefront of what Silver Origins does. Attention to detail, design and high-quality ﬁnish, combined with exceptional value, make Silver Origins’ jewellery stand out, with each and every piece being handcrafted by skilled silversmiths. Soﬁa tells us: “We love silver jewellery and creating unique designs that will be worn and enjoyed as people celebrate key moments in their lives.” She continues: “We work hard to go that extra mile to make the buying experience an enjoyable and memorable one. The whole team is knowledgeable and, of course, super friendly. Being passionate about what we do, we will help you choose that perfect piece of jewellery!”
We will help you choose that perfect piece of jewellery! SOFIA PRICE
1 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1AB
THE SILVER MINE
Market Place, Marazion TR17 0HA www.silverorigins.com www.celticlands.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk
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HAPPY HOUNDS’ King Charles spaniel Fern, Holly the pointer and Lily the Labrador always know they’re in for a good time at Creusa Kennels.
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he trio are regulars at Creusa and have come to look forward to lots of cuddles, play, exercise and pampering, as well as the chance to make new friends, every time their owners go away. With a dedicated team of staff doing everything they can to make sure guests get the most of out of their home-from-home, we thought we’d pop along and visit while Fern and her sisters are staying to see what they and the other guests get up to. We speak with Creusa owner William Bruce, who tells us: “Some clients treat their pet’s stay as an opportunity to socialise their dog. We’re happy to introduce dogs to new friends and, if they get on, they can even go in the run together.” It’s 8am and first on the day’s agenda is playtime. Next is breakfast – and we all know how important that is to a dog’s routine – before a well-earned nap, during which time the staff get to work ensuring each kennel is spic-and-span. “Sometimes,” Kennel Assistant Danni tells us, “we do get distracted and can be found having a cuddle with our lovely guests.” Who can blame them?
Afternoon playtime starts at 2pm and, after that, Fern enjoys a wash and blow dry in Creusa’s own beauty salon. Each dog is treated like a VIP at Creusa and it would be fair to suggest that they’re having a better time than their holidaying owners! 5pm means dinnertime and don’t the dogs know it! Fern scampers over to her bowl, her waggling tail wafting the scent of watermelon shampoo as she passes. Later, after a few hours of relaxing among themselves and letting dinner go down, the dogs go to bed. William hands out treats and spends some quality time with those who are still feeling lonely, while the lucky ones in the executive accommodation have their own TV to watch! We check in on Fern before we leave and, on seeing her fast asleep, cuddled up with her sisters, it’s clear to see that the Creusa team are doing it right, and that Fern is taking her owner’s parting words ‘enjoy your holiday’ quite literally.
Happily wagging tails are always guaranteed at Creusa Kennels
Seven Stars, Bugle, St Austell PL26 8RT 01208 831291 www.creusakennels.co.uk
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Friends join together for an Exhibition at • Porthleven Lifeboat House
Three local artists are sharing an exhibition from Saturday 26th August until Friday 1st September in this popular gallery space in Porthleven. Richard Horner and Linda Matthews are showcasing recent paintings which focus on local seascapes, following a very successful show in St Ives in June. Kevin Harris will exhibit a range of his beautifully crafted woodwork. He specialises in handcrafted bespoke furniture. Linda is well known for her atmospheric paintings based on the coastline around Rinsey and Praa Sands. She tries to depict vast dramatic skies, rough seas and washed sand, and often uses mixed media to create surface texture. Richard’s work ranges from detailed and meticulous watercolours to larger oil paintings.
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Expect endless fun for all at Hall For Cornwall this September, from family favourite The Gruffalo to the critically acclaimed Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
JANIS JOPLIN & FRIENDS: THE WOODSTOCK EXPERIENCE Friday 8th September Experience the Summer of Love in a celebration of music from the concert that changed the world. Enjoy some of the greatest music from the festival, including Bad Moon Rising, I Want to Take You Higher, America, Summertime, Hey Joe and many more! Performed by singers and musicians from London’s West End, including X Factor ﬁnalist Melanie Masson.
MACCA THE CONCERT Saturday 9th September Starring West End leading man Emanuele Angeletti (Let It Be) as Paul McCartney, this is a celebration of the music of a legend. Macca The Concert celebrates McCartney’s solo career, including all his best-loved hits, and a selection of Beatles’ favourites. Experience the drama of Live and Let Die, the pathos of No More Lonely Nights and the nostalgia of Band on the Run.
THE GRUFFALO Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheﬄer. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up and their grown-ups!
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Thursday 14th September Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ELO’s iconic album Out of the Blue, ELO Again give a dramatic taste of the classic ELO in their heyday. A professional reenactment of an ELO concert with great hits including Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Showdown, Telephone Line and many more. With great sound reproduction and visual effects, this is an evening not to be missed!
MY MOUNTAIN LIFE: SIMON YATES
BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Friday 15th September Described in the national press as ‘one of this country’s cultural miracles’, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returns with French conductor Victor Aviat and British violinist Chloe Hanslip. The programme includes Mozart’s sparkling Figaro Overture, Brahms’ majestic concerto and Beethoven’s ground-breaking symphony.
Saturday 16th September All the very best songs from the shows we all know and love, including Les Misérables, Phantom of The Opera and Miss Saigon! Experience an evening of musical classics brought to you by a West End cast, including the winner of Britain’s Got Talent, Jai McDowall and musical theatre’s favourite, Michael Courtney.
Wednesday 20th September Simon Yates, an accomplished exploratory mountaineer, is an engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires. Best known for his role in the harrowing expedition to the Andes documented in Touching The Void, Simon has been increasingly drawn to places where few others have trod. This illustrated lecture features spectacular images of the most remote and rarely explored mountain ranges of the world.
AQUARELLE GUITAR QUARTET Thursday 21st September An evening of music from around the globe, featuring the group’s most popular pieces, including Rimsky-Korsakov’s familiar and exciting Capriccio Espagnol and Cumba-Quin by Carlos Rafael Rivera, where Afro-Cuban rhythms are explored using the guitars as percussion instruments, imitating conga drums, claves, and palitos! The ﬁnale is an exhilarating rendition of Tarantella.
YOLANDA BROWN Saturday 23rd September Double MOBO award-winning YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK, known for seamlessly blending jazz, soul and reggae. Fresh off her critically acclaimed Reggae Love Songs tour, YolanDa will perform songs from her new album Love Politics War, a delicious fusion of reggae and jazz melodies.
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GREASE Monday 25th to Saturday 30th September It’s time to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and come along to the biggest party in Truro, as Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again. Starring Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band The Wanted, Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ and Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton as Rizzo! Featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more. (Note: Louisa Lytton will not appear at either performance on 29th September.)
HALL FOR CORNWALL
Back Quay, Truro TR1 2LL 01872 262466 For tickets and full event listings visit: www.hallforcornwall.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk
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d n u o r g r e d un We discover a historical day out with a difference at Poldark Mine.
ocated near Helston on the Lizard Peninsula and steeped in Cornish history, Poldark is the only complete tin mine in Cornwall that’s open for underground, guided tours and is a ﬁtting testament to Cornwall’s rich tin mining legacy. It its heyday Cornwall was home to some 2,000 tin mines before foreign competition caused tin prices to plummet and mines to close with the last one, South Crofty, having it pumps ﬁnally turned off in 1998. Poldark Mine offers visitors a tour, not just through Cornish heritage, but through mining history right back to its origins, before the pen of history was even put to paper. As a visitor here, you can explore the labyrinth of levels, caverns, adits, stopes, tunnels and shafts that make up this 18th Century mine and learn, through exciting and educational guided tours, what it meant to be a miner, at a time when mining was Cornwall’s premier industry. The mine is maintained by pumping a staggering 20 million gallons of water each year to keep both the mine open and visitors safe. It really is the ultimate underground adventure with sensible shoes and warm clothing advisable. If you would rather not venture underground, or are unable to do so, then why not take tea in the tea room overlooking the gardens and ponds or take a stroll around the beautiful open-air museum in its stunning rural setting, where you can brush up on your history whilst making the most of the Cornish summer sun? Or take a look at the historic 1846 beam engine and other ancient machinery in the grounds. Registered for Civil Ceremonies, including weddings, the renewal of vows and naming ceremonies, you can steep your special day in history, either in the pretty gardens, or in the underground Holman Chamber. Parties and receptions are taken care of as well, at any time of year, making Poldark perfect for your private event.
DATES FOR THE DIARY Poldark Mine is open daily until Saturday 28th October.
11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm and 2:45pm (booking essential) Grounds and museum open from 10.30am to 2.45pm (last admission one hour before close)
Trenear, Wendron, Helston TR13 0ES 01326 573173 www.poldarkmine.org.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk
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Hop aboard one of Bodmin & Wenford Railways’ iconic steam trains for a family friendly, first class and heritage fuelled experience to remember. GET INVOLVED Standard tickets cost £13 per adult and £6 per child and under 3s go free. Family tickets make a visit even more affordable – just £23 for an adult and two children, £35 for two adults and four children!
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here’s something special about the sights, sounds and smells of steam engines and heritage diesel trains. Perfect if your little ones love Thomas, or your bigger ones have visions of the Hogwarts express; even for mummies, daddies and grandparents who want to enjoy a tour of the countryside with a difference, a visit to Bodmin & Wenford Railway’s charming 1950s Cornish branch line makes for a magical, nostalgic outing for the whole family – a real journey back in time. In addition to the daily timetabled service, there are a whole host of special events booked in the calendar. Taking a trip aboard a steam train in ﬁrst class makes the perfect alternative setting for a delicious cream tea, just be sure to put the jam on ﬁrst! Or, if you’d like to experience a dining experience with a twist, or a unique setting in which to celebrate a special occasion, you can enjoy a two-course lunch or a three-course evening meal, all served in ﬁrst class aboard the Cornish Belle! Other events include the Pub Quiz Train, where you and your team of eggheads can test your intellect on Thursday 17th August, while the Murder Mystery Trains
offer drama, intrigue and pasties, every Tuesday until 12th September and then on Wednesday 25th October. Perhaps hopping aboard for some beer and jazz sounds like your idea of a night out. If so, make the most of live music and ﬁsh and chips on Saturday 9th September. Bodmin & Wenford’s calendar is packed with events like this, as well as galas that are perfect for anyone with a keen interest in the heritage of our railways. Take the upcoming China Clay Gala 22nd to 24th September, for instance. And, when it comes to Christmas, there isn’t a more magical way for the kids to meet Santa himself than aboard a steam train, with dates available throughout December. Perhaps Christmas lunch aboard the Cornish Belle would be a good way to see in the big day with friends, family and colleagues? Again, there’s a selection of dates to choose from throughout the festive period, but be quick – they always sell out fast!
BODMIN & WENFORD RAILWAY 01208 73555 www.bodminrailway.co.uk
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Here’s our guide, with a little help from Reeds Pharmacy, on what to take in your holiday survival first aid kit.
ABOVE é Make sure you are well prepared for all eventualities on holiday so you can spend more time enjoying yourselves INSET è RIGHTî Reeds Pharmacy has been a trusted local pharmacy for over 70 years, perfect for stocking up on those holiday essentials
n a world dominated by the constant emergence of new enterprises, it’s rare to see a local, family-run business celebrating long-term success, and to ﬁnd one where business has been booming for more than 70 years – longer than the NHS – is no mean feat! Reeds Pharmacy in Truro has the winning formula when it comes to longevity, with a kindly and knowledgeable team that’s always on hand to help and always looking to develop, keeping the best of the old and ever welcoming the new, best ways to help you. With summer holidays ﬁrmly at the forefront of our minds, we thought it would be a good idea to get the Reeds insight into what we need to take with us, speciﬁcally, in our ﬁrst aid kits. There are few things worse than having your holiday spoiled by illness, so what can you take that may help you get back on your feet to enjoy those precious few days away? Firstly, prevention is better than cure (not to sound too much like your GP!), so take a good sunscreen, one that protects against both the ageing and burning effects of the sun) and don’t forget your lips and ears when applying it! Be sure to also pack painkillers, dehydration sachets to use with bottled water, antihistamines for those dreaded mosquito bites and loperamide to deal with diarrhoea.
Sticking plasters are also a must for sealing cuts and, if you’re planning on doing a great deal of walking, or wearing new shoes that you haven’t yet worn in, throw in some blister plasters, for good measure. One ﬁnal tip, if you wouldn’t normally drink the local tap water, don’t accept drinks with ice in them. So, happy holidays! For further advice on what to pack for your well-deserved summer break, be sure to pop into Reeds Pharmacy.
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quality dentures for more than 30 years. In addition to running his own clinic, he also works in The Bay dental practice in Penzance, which allows him the unique opportunity to stay ahead of the game, providing a full range of services. He tells us: “I’ve always strived to stay at the forefront of my profession by constantly looking for new methods and approaches, as well as developing my own techniques.” This enthusiasm to constantly better his work hasn’t gone unrecognised. In fact, Anthony was recently asked by a leading dental company to help with the development of new products and to train other dental professionals in their use. We learn that he regularly works with industry leading professionals, which goes a long way towards the quality of his service, particularly with more complex dentures. He explains: “Partial and implant retained dentures are an increasing part of my work.
For these techniques to be a success, I need to be working closely with top dentists.” So what can Anthony offer you? Your ﬁrst visit to the Cornwall Denture Clinic begins with a discussion of your individual requirements. Anthony likes to get to know you so that he can tailor his service and products to your exact needs – there are several types of denture available and the key to success is ﬁnding exactly the right one for you. Fit, function and comfort are all important, but Anthony’s passion is to make dentures look like real teeth, preferring to work with photos of your original teeth in order to help bring back your natural smile back.
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IN SAFE HANDS Finding support when you need it most.
hile they can be great fun for some, the summer holidays can be a diﬃcult time for other families, with family lawyers reporting a noticeable increase in divorces in the period after the holidays. Unfortunately, divorce is simply one of those things in life that, from time to time, happens, and it’s important to be pragmatic and seek the right, timely advice. Jo Stone, a partner in the family law team at Stephens Scown LLP in Truro, says: “The holidays offer time and space for reflection, and for some couples that means a realisation that they have come to the end of their relationship.” Jo sees first hand how difficult it is, adding: “Many people who come to me think they are alone – but that’s just not true. It is right to feel emotional – be that hurt, anger, sadness or even grief for the end of a relationship; it would be odd not to. It’s my job to help by being an emotional filter, so that together we can look at the bigger picture and tackle any decisions that need to be made to try and put life back together again.” Of course, everyone’s circumstances are different, but Jo tells us he often encounters a common misunderstanding. “The irony is that although most breakups are caused by the behaviour of one
or, in some cases, both partners, it is the one factor that usually has no impact on the practicalities of divorce and the financial outcome. That is something that can sometimes be hard to understand, particularly if you feel that you’ve been ‘wronged’ by your partner.” Taking advice early is crucial. “As hard as it may be, the best thing you can do when you’re contemplating divorce is to take legal advice early, so that you understand your options. Divorces don’t need to be confrontational – a good family lawyer should be a member of Resolution – the national body of family lawyers committed to amicable divorce – and focussed on resolving issues in a constructive way, particularly if there are children involved. They should be able to tell you at the very ﬁrst meeting what the ﬁnancial future might look like.” So, while we hope it isn’t something you need to think about, it’s good to know the right advice is out there to help you focus on what really matters.
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At the heart
OF THE ISSUE Robin Van Lingen, Consultant Cardiologist at Duchy Hospital, reveals the myths and facts about heart disease.
DID YOU KNOW? Despite the significant problems caused by heart disease, treatments for all aspects of it continue to develop rapidly and death rates from cardio-vascular disease have dropped by three quarters since the 1960s. If you’re worried about your heart, the sooner you seek professional advice, the more likely it is to be treatable. Duchy Hospital can usually offer an appointment with a consultant cardiologist within 72 hours.
I’m too young to develop heart disease “Sadly, lots still die prematurely from heart disease,” explains Robin. “Coronary heart disease is the single most common cause of death in people aged under 65, and that’s before we account for various rhythm problems, heart muscle issues and inherited conditions that can affect younger people.” What can I do to lower my chances of getting heart disease? Lifestyle modiﬁcation and treatment of risk factors are important. “One in six adults smoke, for instance, and 27% are obese. Improving your lifestyle with healthy eating, weight loss and exercise will help, and cutting out alcohol and smoking can be very powerful. Timely treatment of things like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol is also important.” I lead an active and healthy lifestyle – I won’t develop heart disease Despite everything mentioned above, there are still things we don’t understand about heart disease, as Robin explains. “The most important is probably genetics, and if you have a history of problems like coronary artery disease, you can still develop it, even if there are no other risk factors. Valve, muscle and rhythm disorders can also be inherited, and there’s the unfortunate process simply of getting older.”
I have a heart problem – exercise will be ë INSET Dr Robin Van dangerous and may make things worse Lingen, Consultant Generally, exercise is good. Patients who’ve Cardiologist at had a heart attack or failure are now Duchy Hospital routinely offered cardiac rehabilitation. A large body of evidence supports its signiﬁcant value. “I advise patients to exercise to a point where they can talk in short, full sentences, warning them not to push themselves through symptoms, such as chest pain,” says Robin. “I also advise against exercise where you can’t rest if you have to, such as sea swimming. Stop and rest, let the pain easy or catch your breath, then continue. Walking is perfect.” Can I go on holiday with heart disease? Most can ﬂy and travel, even if they have heart problems. Only the sickest people have cardiac function that’s too poor to travel on long haul ﬂights. “The questions you need to ask yourself are whether you’re adequately insured and whether you trust the health system of the country you’re visiting, in case something goes wrong. The key to health insurance is full disclosure of all your medical conditions and to shop around to get adequate coverage.”
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g n i v l o v e n AINVESTMENT STRATEGY In the same way that your lifestyle will change over the years to reflect your differing needs, tastes and wealth so might your attitude to investments. This month, Matt Begley is on hand to help with a strategy for the future.
n the early years of your working life you may feel more invincible, and inclined to take greater risks with your investments, perhaps reasoning that you have got time ahead to recover any possible losses. Conversely, as you move closer to retirement, you may have a greater degree of wealth and a desire to protect what you now have, by adopting a more risk-averse strategy. Additionally, your investment strategy will be inﬂuenced over the years by various life goals, such as: • Meeting the costs of school fees, university, weddings, a new car and, maybe, the holiday-of-a-lifetime • Undertaking improvements to your current home, moving up the property ladder, or looking to secure an additional one elsewhere in the UK, or overseas • Providing a ﬁnancial buffer to deliver breathing space should you face illness, unemployment, or unexpected household costs • Ability to offer ﬁnancial support to help get your children (or grandchildren) onto the property ladder, or to assist your parents with long-term care Your approach Broadly, if you were to consider four key asset classes: equities, property, ﬁxed interest (i.e. government gilts/corporate bonds) and cash – it’s equities that are likely to deliver the greatest level of risk (and potential reward). There’s no rule that says you must have a balanced portfolio that embraces the asset classes mentioned above, or that you need to have it within a spread of UK and overseas sectors – but diversiﬁcation possibly makes sense. In which case, you may look at the current low return on savings, and feel that
a hoped-for return on a range of equities may be something to also consider. It’s worth taking into account two immediate issues. Firstly, investment returns can change markedly from year to year and secondly, this can be more pronounced when looking at speciﬁc sectors. For example, back in early 2016 you may, understandably, have taken a view to avoid ‘Emerging Markets’, as it delivered a 9.4% loss in 2015. Yet, by the end of 2016 it was the top performer, with 31.6% growth! Help is at hand “We can’t guarantee future winners,” explains Matt, “but we do have extensive market knowledge and various tools at our disposal to help make your investments as effective as possible. Of course, everyone will have different objectives, which are partly dictated by life stage, attitude to risk, available funds, tax position, and also if you primarily require income or growth. In order to deliver measured growth it is sensible to ‘diversify’ and spread the investment net and, in general, to play the longer-game, rather than chasing potential short-term ﬂuctuations here and there.”
IN THE KNOW Contact Harris Begley today to talk further about your existing portfolio, or planned investment approach. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. HM Revenue & Customs practice and the law relating to taxation are complex and subject to individual circumstances and changes which cannot be foreseen.
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1 MAGICAL SMALL ESTATE SOUTH OF THE HELFORD RIVER manaccan, near helford Historic Grade II* Listed Medieval house ø 4/5 bedrooms ø former mill and outbuildings ø adjoining 1 bedroom cottage ø meadow, woodland and gardens ø 44.63 acres ø 4,409 sq ft ø EPC Exempt
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1 CHARMING SOUTH FACING WATERSIDE PROPERTY flushing, falmouth One of the very best positions on Falmouth harbour ø Edwardian residence ø 325ft water frontage ø private slipway ø up to 6 bedrooms ø large private gardens ø outbuilding, garaging and sail loft ø 5,470 sq ft ø EPC = F
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This attractive bungalow enjoys a quiet cul-de-sac location close to the beach and golf course in the ever popular Constantine Bay area. Light and bright open plan living includes a spacious and airy garden room which opens on to the enclosed level gardens with lawn and patio areas. The master bedroom is en-suite and there are two further double bedrooms and a family shower room. A single garage and plenty of driveway parking further add to the appeal of this super property which really should be viewed to be fully appreciated. EPC F
Within easy reach of the beach and golf club, this refurbished four-bedroom semidetached is set back from the road with parking for two cars at the front and a private, peaceful garden with a sunny and sheltered terrace area to the rear. Open plan living space is light, bright and generously proportioned and there is a useful utility/wet room which can be accessed from the garden – perfect for showering sand oﬀ and storing surf boards! Upstairs, four bedrooms and two bathrooms are again bright and airy. Stripped pine, exposed beams and original Victorian ﬁreplaces combine with modern elements to give a cosy cottage feel.
Set at the end of a sought after quiet lane, this detached property is just a short walk from popular Harlyn Bay. With reversed accommodation arranged to make the most of the views, the four bedrooms and three bathrooms are complemented by a generous lounge/diner which opens on to the large balcony which has superb sea views. Low maintenance outside areas include an enclosed patio garden to the rear and plenty of parking in front of the integral garage. EPC D
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A classic in the very heart of Padstow! Just a stone’s throw from the harbour, this two double bedroom Grade II listed cottage is currently holiday let but would also make a perfect private holiday home. Sensitively refurbished and in excellent order throughout, it combines bright, modern accommodation with characterful features, such as the exposed beams, stone walling and feature ﬁreplace in the comfortable lounge. There is also potential to create additional accommodation in the attic, subject to obtaining the necessary permissions. EPC F
A truly delightful detached Cornish stone cottage packed full of character features and surrounded by beautiful gardens in a peaceful rural location. The lounge through dining room and kitchen/breakfast room both have feature ﬁreplaces and there is a downstairs bedroom/study plus shower room. Upstairs, there are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The gardens that surround the cottage are a true delight, with meandering areas of mature planting and well-established lawns. There is also the added beneﬁt of gated driveway parking and an open-fronted garage. EPC E
Located just 100 yards from the stunning surﬁng beach at Polzeath, this is a superb opportunity to purchase a plot with detailed planning permission for two fully residential detached houses. Each will have approximately 1050 square feet of contemporary, high speciﬁcation, accommodation arranged over two ﬂoors. The open plan ground ﬂoor has dedicated kitchen, living and dining areas, lobby and wetroom style shower room whilst on the ﬁrst ﬂoor will be three bedrooms, with balcony to the master, and a further wetroom bathroom. Each property will also have a decking area, small garden and oﬀ road parking for two vehicles. These plots are also available individually at £345,000 each.
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MULLION, Lizard Peninsula - ÂŁ725,000 Trenowyth House is an imposing property that is superbly positioned on the valley side above Mullion Cove therefore enjoying panoramic sea and countryside views. The building is currently divided into four self contained apartments all of which offer sea views. Additionally, the property boasts well maintained and landscaped gardens and grounds of approximately 1.35 acres as well as having a swimming pool and pool house. The property is also within walking distance of the picturesque Mullion Cove and harbour as well as the wonderful South West coastal path which is all set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
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Get set for Cornwall Hospice Care’s Night of Neon colour run.
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his wonderful Cornish charity’s nighttime colour run is back on Saturday 14th October. Sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management and Flambards Theme Park, this family event is set to bring a glow to Helston! The four kilometre run starts at 7pm, with a new route around the park, as well as paint stations, music, an electric atmosphere and an improved start and finish area. The best part is, children as young as five can take part, so the whole family can get involved! Among those glowing for the adult hospices of Cornwall will be Kat Paddington from Camborne, whose story helps explain how those taking part can make a difference to those with terminal illness. The first time she experienced the care at St Julia’s Hospice, Hayle, was when her mum, Avril died after battling pancreatic cancer. Then, in a terrible twist of fate, she found herself back there when her boyfriend Gavin found himself in need of specialist care towards the end of his life. She tells us: “At St Julia’s it was calm, warm and, really, like a home from home. The staff were absolutely brilliant. All my friends came down, even my dog Riva went in. “Gavin loved it there. All his friends came and at one time, we had 19 people in his room. That’s how great St Julia’s is. He said he felt safe there because there was always someone on hand if he needed them.” Kat, who will be taking part in the run for the second time, says the money raised will make a difference to those families who find themselves supported by Cornwall Hospice Care. “If we hadn’t experienced St Julia’s, I don’t think I’d be smiling now. I was there with mum and Gavin nearly 24 hours a day. I’d cared for mum, but the staff took a massive weight off my shoulders. I felt I could trust them and that was a huge step. Hospices are bright, cheery places. There’s nothing scary about them whatsoever and it’s not all about death. You have good times in there, you think you shouldn’t and that it’s all doom and gloom, but we had some really good times. In fact, if anything, we just made more memories, and to me that’s precious.”
DISCOVER MORE To register for the Night of Neon colour fun run, visit the Cornwall Hospice Care website. It’s £20 per adult and £15 per child. You can also buy special glow items when you register!
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