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The Ultimate Lifestyle By The Sea

Special edition for London | Issue 5 | April 2016

Hot Property A peek inside Cornwall’s most original homes

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1 MAGNIFICENT HOUSE NESTLED IN PRIVATE PARKLAND SETTING mawnan, nr falmouth, south Cornwall Private coastal setting ø beautiful sea and countryside views ø direct access to seashore and beach ø 6/7 bedrooms ø exquisite kitchen and bathrooms ø former coach house/stables ø large gardens & grounds ø 4 reception rooms ø about 9.2 acres ø 7,283 sq ft ø EPC=F

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Got to visit... ROCK

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ith its south facing aspect on the protected Camel Estuary looking out towards Padstow, Rock enjoys an enviable location that’s much sought after as a holiday destination. Whether fishing, sailing, windsurfing or water-skiing there is no end of watersports on offer for all ages and all levels of experience. For the less active, Rock is a great place to find a seat, enjoy a drink and watch the world go by, or take the short ferry ride across to Padstow. Dog-friendly year round, at low tide a mile of golden sand leads round to the popular bathing beach of Daymer Bay. A network of coastal paths allows visitors to further explore the stunning coastline by foot. There are many high-end bars, fine restaurants and shops on offer, as well as the world class St Enodoc links golf course. Self-catering holidays in Rock never disappoint and offer easy access to all the best beaches on the north Cornwall coast.

JOHN BRAY CORNISH HOLIDAYS Pavilion Building, Rock, Wadebridge PL27 6JS 01208 863206 lettings@johnbray.co.uk www.johnbraycornishholidays.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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10 Icons reborn

45 A modern classic

14 Summer retreat

46 Once upon a time

16 Luxury property

49 A flying visit

27 Making a splash

58 A design for life

29 A burst of colour

60 Food for thought

31 Time for a reboot

64 Foodie theatre

32 In conversation...

67 On trend

39 Embrace the sublime

69 In vogue

41 A perfect escape

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Cornish buildings lovingly restored Coastal inspired interior design Stunning waterside pads from Savills Fun at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary Flowers from Fentongollan Farm Cornwall Airport Newquay

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With Tom from Finisterre At St Enodoc Hotel

Paradise at The Park, Mawgan Porth

A serene stay at The Penventon Tregenna Castle in St Ives Introducing The Beach House Co Mint House redefines design Rick Stein’s Padstow Seafood School A perfect ambiance at Gravy Boesti Boutique fashion Latest looks for early summer Stay healthy with Spieza

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NEWS & views For more ideas visit www.cornwall-living.co.uk

Great British ideas for giving and living Proctor and Clark’s Coast & County selection is stylish and chic. A varied and interesting portfolio featuring both local and regional artists, it aims to highlight the sheer beauty and interesting quirks of the Duchy. The unique textiles are all made in the UK. The charming designs reflect the feel good factors of being on the coast and lapping up the sun and sea in Cornwall and Devon.

Not just interior design! Interior Designer Nicola O’Mara feels blessed to be living and working in the wonderful seaside resort of Polzeath, Cornwall. Having successfully been established for over 15 years, Nicola is an expert in presenting and delivering unique inspirational, contemporary and traditional interiors. Not only can Nicola provide full project management, she can oversee and advise on the architectural and practical elements of the design too. No matter the scale or location of your project Nicola can help you explore its full potential. Her versatile approach means that she can offer a tailor-made service for her clients including spatial planning, detailing and the specification and install of furnishings and fixtures. Nicola will take on the responsibility of overseeing the suppliers and liaising with them on the client’s behalf, whilst always maintaining full quality control and attention to detail. Whether you have a country house, coastal home, new build or refurbishment, Nicola can help you plan, create and provide you with bespoke solutions that encapsulate the client’s tastes, needs and aspirations. 01208 863716 www.nicolaomara.com mail@nicolaomara.com

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Cornish textile artist Zoe Wright has created another sublime collection for the Coast and County portfolio from Proctor and Clark. The designs are all created using free-stitching techniques, using just scraps of fabric, a sewing machine and Zoe’s imagination. Proctor and Clark supplies gift shops and

retailers, so for stockists and trade enquiries give the team a call or visit the website to see the full catalogue. Prices start from £3.50 for the smaller gifts, £7.95 for the tea towels £12.95 for the coaster set and £16.95 for the worktop saver. 01548 550948 or 07827 862736 www.proctorandclark.co.uk

Take a virtual tour of your dream holiday cottage Cornwall is known for its breath-taking scenery and serene beaches but with the huge choice available, picking where to stay can be a difficult decision. The team at Toad Hall Cottages have just made this a whole lot easier with the launch of their new captivating 3D virtual tours, easily navigated on PC, smartphone or tablet.

The new 3D tours make the process of choosing the perfect holiday cottage in the West Country so much easier, giving you more time to plan the important things – like which beach to visit first. If you are interested in letting your property as a holiday home, a holidaymaker, or just curious, you’ll always be made very welcome at Toad Hall Cottages.

With over a hundred holiday cottages throughout Cornwall, Toad Hall Cottages strive to ensure they are displaying them to their fullest potential whilst looking for new ways to help you find your ideal holiday cottage. The new 3D tours make the cottages much easier to visualise by combining interactive property floor plans with a detailed walk-through, and Toad Hall Cottages is the first holiday letting company in the UK to offer them.

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Just you and the horizon

Take the strain out of house hunting in Cornwall

Discover Poldark’s Cornwall from the sea and explore the fabulous Cornish marine coastal environment, with its hidden smugglers creeks and dramatic coastline. Escape the city for the tranquil seas! Richard Hall, an experienced skipper, and the team at SailadayEco are passionate about the great sailing on Cornwall’s worldclass waters, but this is only a small part of what they do.

Nicola Oddy, Regional Director of Stacks Property Search & Acquisition in Cornwall explains why using a buyer’s agent can save you time, money and stress. “Local knowledge is key to securing the right property for my clients”, says Nicola. “I sit down with them and discuss their requirements in detail. Using this brief I search via contacts and agents to identify both on and off market possibilities. Having discussed each individual property with the client I accompany them on their viewings.”

SailadayEco offers unique sailing retreats, harnessing the restorative powers of nature as a powerful therapy, with real and well-documented results. These three-day and night or longer five-day retreats are designed to help you touch nature and touch soul.

Once Nicola has identified the perfect home for her clients, she fronts the price negotiations to ensure they get it at the best possible price. “Finally we work alongside solicitors, surveyors and tradespeople to ensure that the purchase can be completed as smoothly as possible.”

London to meet new clients”, says Nicola. “Many are not completely clear on what they should look for or where to find it. By the end of the meeting we will have an outline to work with, whether for holiday or permanent use.”

For Nicola, meeting face-to-face to discuss the brief is absolutely vital. “I often travel to

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You’ll be encouraged you to use body, mind and spirit to make a meaningful connection with nature, to feel great, feel the peace, be at ease in nature, and make that inner connection with yourself. Treat yourself – step away from the stress and chaos of urban living. www.sailadayeco.com

All things Apple Stormfront: your local Apple experts are ready and waiting to provide you with the very best advice and support on everything Apple. Whether you are new to Apple and need training and support, or you are a Mac veteran with a technical query, their team is here to help you every step of the way. With 23 stores nationwide, including Truro, Wimbledon, Windsor and Epsom, Stormfront are the largest Apple Premium Reseller in the UK. Stormfront are also an Apple Authorised Service Provider, meaning that if any of your Apple devices become faulty or damaged, www.stormfront.co.uk the experienced team are here to customerservice@stormfront.co.uk support you at every step. 03330 04411

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ICONS REBORN

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In our quest to find the most unusual property conversions, we’ve searched far and wide for iconic Cornish buildings, large and small, which have been lovingly brought back to life.

ornwall’s unique charm owes a lot to its beautiful vernacular architecture – engine houses, stone cottages, agricultural buildings, Methodist chapels. Sadly many have since fallen into disrepair, but many are being injected with new life. As Matthew Rowe, of Savills Cornwall, notes: “Inland there are so many hidden gems to discover with fascinating histories.” Lucy, from Boutique Retreats, adds: “A converted property – whether it’s a seventeenth-century barn, a tiny fisherman’s cottage or a lovely old chapel – offers something truly unique. Cornwall has these in spades.” Of course, some rightly question whether iconic historic buildings, held dear to the public, should be converted. But surely it’s a fitting tribute allowing them to stand tall for another 100 years, rather than letting them crumble and be lost forever? And one thing that’s certain is that the new caretakers care passionately about these buildings and their heritage too. Lucy continues: “People tend to take on these kind of properties on a very personal level – they are always a labour of love.” So in this issue, we celebrate the rebirth of some of these fallen giants. And what’s even better, we’ve included some that are currently available as holiday lets too. So why not take the opportunity to experience the magic for yourselves?

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è RIGHT & ABOVE The Old Fish Cellar, Mousehole ç LEFT The engine house at Wheal Rose, near Redruth

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Landmarks really don’t get much more iconic (or Cornish) than the engine house. These mighty structures were built to pump water out of the mines, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But when the industry ground to a halt, the engines were mercilessly ripped out for scrap, leaving the roofless shells to the elements. Thankfully, it was a happy ending for Wheal Rose, on the outskirts of Redruth, lovingly brought back to life by current owner, Steve Eagle. “The Engine House was built around the 1850s but apparently never used”, explains Steve. “It was an empty shell”, he says, “but as the granite walls were sound, it made it a question of filling in the holes.” But it wasn’t all that simple – being a heritage site, even colour palettes were carefully scrutinised for authenticity! “Work with the Conservation Officer throughout the project”, says Steve, “and glean as much information from people involved with industrial archaeology.” Steve continues: “We have had a great deal of pleasure from the engine house, our home from home for almost 20 years.” This unique building has recently been listed for sale, through Humberts (www.humberts. com), a bittersweet moment for Steve, as he explains. “We want to spend our free time with our grandchildren, but we’ll still come to Cornwall and when we do, we’ll look at the old mine and think: we built that.”

This building in Mousehole may not have had quite so lofty beginnings – starting life as an unassuming fish cellar – but what it lacks in stature, it certainly makes up for in style. The Old Fish Cellar, the work of interior designer Camilla Banks (www. camillabanksinteriordesign.co.uk) and her cinematographer husband, Chris Yacoubian, is a masterclass in design, utilising a monochrome colour palette, beaten copper sinks, reclaimed materials and bold utilitarian lighting to great effect. “We love a challenge and The Old Fish Cellar certainly was that”, says Camilla, “Disused and unoccupied for 40 years, it was a dark and damp cellar when we bought it, used by fishermen to store their nets. But this is exactly what attracted us to it – it had character! Compact in size, we embraced the New York loft style living, creating an open-plan studio space, just enough for a couple’s retreat. We wanted it to be functional as well as stylish, and its raw industrial style with a nod to the nautical was inspired by the space and its surroundings.” Camilla continues: “I remember holidays as a kid, when we’d rock up at a cottage and the first thing mum would do is clean everything. Gone are those days and our motto is ‘holidays should be nicer than home’!” If you’d like to pay a visit, contact Boutique Retreats (www.boutique-retreats.co.uk).

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Chapel images courtesy of Adam Gibbard

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é ABOVE The stunning living space, overlooking the water î BELOW The renovation, before and after

The Chapel A few miles down from Port Isaac on the north coast is a beautifully renovated Methodist chapel, a building as breathtaking as its location. Built around 1850, the chapel was later converted to a glass store, and then a dwelling, in 1990, before being wonderfully restored by Jeremy Goring. The original conversion was done fairly economically and unsympathetically, so it was largely a case of starting again: stripping it back, opening up the ceiling, exposing the original beams and removing all the fake windows and cladding. “It had almost no light”, explains Jeremy “and a very low, dark wooden ceiling.” The roof was completely removed, rebuilt, then put back using all the original beams and original Delabole slates. “The guys who did the 1990 conversion got one thing right – putting the living space upstairs to maximise on the incredible views – who needs a view while asleep?” And the views really are sensational – lush greenery with the shimmering blue sea beckoning behind, framed by the huge arched windows; the interiors furnished in a cool, understated and contemporary style. The whole place exudes luxury and fine craftsmanship. “We were very lucky to work with a really good architect, James Morford, and extremely good, reliable builders, Barry and Adam Purchase. Each time a difficult challenge presented itself, they came up with a clever solution. Barry copied a missing beam and perfectly matched it to the original 150-year-old ones.” So, what tips does Jeremy offer to anyone embarking on a major renovation project? “Don't do it!” he laughs. “But if you must, make sure you work with someone you trust.” You also have to be realistic about the costs involved. “Think of a budget then triple it. Try

your very best not to cut corners or make false economies. Easier said than done!” Of course, respecting a building’s history is fundamental. “The Chapel is in National Trust land”, explains Jeremy, “we worked closely with them to make sure the new elements were more respectful of the heritage.” Lucy, from Boutique Retreats, adds: “The aim is to celebrate the building’s history and make its soul shine, not erase it – and in our experience our guests are always drawn to places which have character and are a bit unusual.” If you fancy a stay at this little slice of paradise, contact Boutique Retreats (www.boutique-retreats.co.uk).

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Fort Picklecombe As Chrissy Phillips of Helpful Holidays explains, “The history of Fort Picklecombe is as curious as its name. Converted into 103 apartments in the 1970s, the fabulous uninterrupted views across Plymouth Sound from this striking building perched on a promontory are a clue to its former life.” “Commissioned in the mid 19th century, Fort Picklecombe was one of ‘Palmerston’s Follies’, a chain of coastal forts to protect Devonport Naval Base from the frightening French.” However, due to international power shifts the French never actually arrived, and the threat that first prompted the building of these wonderful, imposing structures was nullified before many were completed – a costly and embarrassing episode. There was, however, a happy ending for Fort Picklecombe. “Its 40 guns were never fired”, continues Chrissy, “and after falling derelict following World War II, it has now found the perfect, more peaceful role as waterside accommodation for guests and residents.” Helpful Holidays now let five of the apartments at Fort Picklecombe, on the n Fort Picklecombe near Torpoint

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Rame Peninsula, including No 84. “With time-absorbing 180 degree views of life on the water from Plymouth to Penlee Point, visitors to No. 84 are strongly advised to pack binoculars to observe passing (friendly) ships drift by. Don’t forget those walking boots either, as the building stands within beautiful Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.” So why not man the fort yourself? To book No 84, or one of the other apartments at Fort Picklecombe let by Helpful Holidays, call the team on 01647 434320 (www.helpfulholidays.co.uk). Discover the beauty of Cornwall for yourself with one of our top prizes. Head over to our competitions page (page 70) for a chance to win fantastic prizes including a family day trip to the Isles of Scilly, a weekend seafood break near St Mawes, a luxury forest holiday escape, a once-in-a-lifetime seal pup release experience, 100 daffodils and more. Enter now at www.cornwall-living.co.uk Terms and conditions apply. See online for details.

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esign Director Elaine Skinner from Camellia Interiors based in Truro and Newquay has transformed a holiday home in west Cornwall for her clients, creating a lightfilled, fresh interior inspired by the colours of the sea. This is a story of a remarkable transformation; a house that was bland with no clear identity blossoming to become full of personality. There’s something special about being close to the water… wide expanses of sea and sky, living with picture windows and open doors. It all brings a sense of escape. Elaine says: “My clients came to Camellia for help as they needed a design company that could also project manage the complete project with all their trade contacts and partners, whilst they returned to London and continue their working lives. They needed someone they could trust, and make the brief happen for them. My clients had a clear vision, but needed us to interpret it and make it a reality. The challenge was to link the house together through the design flow so that you feel as though you are in Cornwall and not somewhere else.” Elaine describes the thought process

behind the design. “You and your guests want to feel immersed in the Cornish surroundings and be attracted to the property because it’s unique. It’s all about an airy feeling with hints of stronger colours and informal simplicity with its references taken from the outside in. The rugged foreshore below provides a wide palette of colour and texture to bring into the design. These clients have hectic lives and when they come here I want them to stop, relax and unwind. This home in Marazion, with its reverse level layout, has a front row seat looking out to sea and St Michael’s Mount.” The coastal look does not mean theming the place with shells and driftwood, explains Elaine; it’s about replicating the juxtaposition of texture and colour. “I see the Cornish design style as mostly airy with beach tones where large stretches of calmer water suit muted blues, soft greens and subtle turquoises which bring to mind the sparkle of the sun on water and wide, cloudless horizons. Greys work well, reminiscent as they are of windswept water and stormy skies. Other tones like ochre, bronzes and teal compliment these hues.”

é ABOVE A calm, understated coastal look – no driftwood or shells in sight! ì ABOVE Soft greens and suble turquoises complete the look ì INSET The Camellia team create the right scheme for the specific build è RIGHT Lunch overlooking St Michael's Mount

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If anyone can make your home fabulous and functional, it’s Camellia. Elaine has an exceptional vision and knows which colours would be perfect for your property. Clients know they can trust Elaine and her team, putting confidence in her ability to create the right build and scheme for them, and manage the whole job at any size, whilst they get back to their own busy lives. Elaine remains well-researched, keeping aware of design outside of Cornwall, and holds regular meetings in London with her clients. Camellia is BIID recognised, with thirteen years experience as a practice, offering clients further security of a governing body. Elaine is also a RIBA associate member. The Camellia studio and showroom is on the outskirts of Newquay, easily accessible from the A30. Elaine is opening a second showroom in the centre of Truro featuring a coffee shop, The Eatery, at the beginning of May. It will be an inspiring space – a destination for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the design world; well worth a visit. The Camellia team are now translating their quality residential experience into the high-end hotels and restaurants market, as

they understand exactly what guests of this level would expect. Elaine can transform any project, keeping it individual, timeless while giving the highest return on investment. “Clients come to us specifically because we know and understand these elements”, says Elaine. “We love this high-end, coastal design style, which matches our personal taste.” Have a look for inspiration through Camellia Interiors’ range of projects online. Camellia Interiors are the county’s specialists for coastal interior design. If you’ve just bought a new home, or your house is longing for a fresh new, timeless look, contact Camellia Interiors to book a one-on-one consultation and see how Elaine and her team can transform your home, whether private or holiday rental.

CAMELLIA INTERIORS Truro Showroom (opening 3rd May) 63 Fairmantle Street, Truro TR1 2EG 01872 248952 Newquay Studio 3e Treloggan Industrial Estate, Newquay TR7 2SX 01637 854304 www.camelliainteriors.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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A stunning house in beautiful Polperro, a picturesque village on the south coast. INFORMATION Looe, 5 miles Fowey (via Bodinnick Ferry), 7.5 miles outstanding sea and harbour views Large family kitchen with AGA Cavernous sitting room Master bedroom with en suite Two further first floor bedrooms Further attic bedrooms and bathroom Heated swimming pool and hot tub Southerly aspect Private garage and parking area 3,584 sq ft

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olperro is one of the most picturesque fishing villages on the south coast. The village itself hides inside a narrow harbour entrance protected by hills, where smuggling once prospered. For centuries, the village has been a pilchard fishing and processing port, exporting throughout Europe. The village is largely protected, ensuring that its character is retained. Seaways occupies a truly idyllic setting, nestled in the cliff face with breathtaking views out to sea and over the harbour. The house could be equally at home on the French or Italian Riviera. Seaways was once the home of the Doctor Zhivago actress Rita Tushingham and her husband Terry Bicknell, having spent their honeymoon in Polperro in 1962. The stunning vista can be enjoyed from the principal reception rooms and all three first floor bedrooms. The sitting room is a fantastic space with an inviting wood burner set within a marble fireplace and double-height ceiling looking up at the galleried area, currently used as a gym. The large window is another impressive feature, providing an abundance of natural light. Seaways was lovingly renovated by the current owners, creating a luxury family home. The bespoke walnut kitchen is a chef’s dream with a double AGA, Bosch oven/grill and a colourful glass splash back. This is a superb entertaining space

with double doors leading out to the south facing patio. The master bedroom has a fabulous en suite bathroom with a freestanding bath and French doors leading out to a balcony enjoying the spectacular views. The attic ‘apartment’ on the second floor is a great space for children. There are two main rooms, with further sleeping areas, and a large, luxurious bathroom. There’s a great sense of privacy and tranquillity in the landscaped grounds. The marvellous heated swimming pool and hot tub are sheltered by a curved wall with views over the sea and harbour. Seaways has a double garage and private parking area, with a private pathway leading down to the house. Access to Seaways is a steep, stepped pathway, which may provide a challenge for some. A fantastic investment opportunity as well as a beautiful home, Seaways has been occasionally holiday let by the present owners with weekly rental incomes in excess of £4000.

Seaways

ë MAIN An extremely desirable waterside location é ABOVE Beautifully styled interiors and the fabulous pool

GUIDE PRICE: £2M FREEHOLD SAVILLS CORNWALL

73 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2PN 01872 243200 Cornwall@savills.com www.savills.co.uk

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Victoria Steps Prime waterfront position with spectacular river views.

INFORMATION Par (mainline station) within four miles Panoramic views of the River Fowey Four bedrooms (three en suite) Terrace and balconies overlooking the river Steps to the water Running mooring by licence Secure undercover parking for four cars 2,596 sq ft

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owey is a charming seaside town with beautiful period houses, excellent restaurants, boutiques and galleries, and a natural harbour providing some of the best sailing waters in the county. Two local yacht clubs organise competitive sailing throughout the summer season. Novelist Daphne Du Maurier immediately fell in love with the town, living for many years at Bodinnick, where she wrote The Loving Spirit, published in 1931. The Fowey Festival, inspired by Du Maurier, is an important event in the calendar. Situated in the heart of the town, Victoria Steps is arranged over three floors, enjoying spectacular views over the river. Granite steps lead to a terrace which continues up to a beautiful reception area where you are immediatly greeted with teasing glimpses of the river. The first floor comprises the living room with an open fire and dining area, both southerly facing with panoramic views of the river, and of classic proportions. The dining area opens out on to a balcony, perfect for al fresco dining or relaxing on sun loungers. There is also a galley kitchen, utility, cloakroom and an en suite bedroom.

A graceful stairway leads up to the second floor where there is a double bedroom and a master bedroom suite including a dressing room/study with doors to a private balcony. With minor modifications this could be a delightful further bedroom if required. The ground floor, currently set out as a guest bedroom and a workroom, could easily be converted subject to all necessary consents and regulation to a seperate selfcontained apartment. Both enjoy wonderful river views and lead out on to a private terrace with steps to the water. There is also a shower room on this floor. Another excellent feature and very rare for any Cornish seaside town is the incredible parking area with space for at least four cars, as well as room for extensive boating equipment which you’ll no doubt find plenty of good use for at this spectacular riverside idyll.

Victoria Steps

é ABOVE INSET In the bustling heart of Fowey ë LEFT A view that speaks for itself

GUIDE PRICE: £1.85M FREEHOLD

SAVILLS CORNWALL

73 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2PN 01872 243200 Cornwall@savills.com www.savills.co.uk

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8 St Andrews Street Three stunning apartments with incredible views over beautiful St Ives.

INFORMATION 200 yards from St Ives Harbour 500 yards from Porthminster Beach Three self-contained apartments Fabulous views over bay and harbour All apartments with two bedrooms and kitchen/living rooms 1,779 sq ft

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he clarity of light, sandy beaches and turquoise waters of St Ives have attracted artists and holiday makers since the 19th century and with good reason. Centred around a working harbour, the winding cobbled streets, once the homes and inns of sailors and fishermen, are now vibrant with restaurants, pubs and cafés showcasing Cornwall’s fabulous delicacies. Bordered by three beautiful sandy beaches, St Ives Bay caters for any seaside activity, such as sailing, surfing or swimming. The clifftop walks are exhilarating while boutiques and galleries provide a more tranquil afternoon. The town is home to the landmark Tate Gallery, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Bernard Leach Pottery. This trio of apartments offers many options. At present each floor offers a self-contained unit, all finished to a high standard and enjoying stunning views across St Ives Bay to the iconic Godrevy lighthouse, made famous by Virginia Woolf. The apartments have previously been holiday let but they could alternatively create a wonderful family home for permanent or periodic residence. Pebbles has its own private access and leads through a central corridor to the main living area at the front of the building where the view really grabs your attention. To one

side is a cleverly designed open plan kitchen and sitting area, creating a very social space to unwind in. There are two bedrooms that share a family bathroom, both enjoy the wonderful views. The apartment also benefits from a deck, making evening entertaining simple, and is ideal for barbeques. Blue Water is a beautiful apartment with an outstanding view. The layout is designed for easy living with a great living room area to the front, a kitchen flowing to the sitting room and two attractive bedrooms and a bathroom to the rear. Porthside has the best views from all three apartments due to its elevation it has a layout subtly different from Blue Water and Pebbles. All of the accommodation offered is just perfect for a relaxing break from the pressures of everyday working life in beautiful St Ives.

8 St Andrews Street

ë LEFT Traditional stone and hung slate make this a charming and typically Cornish building é ABOVE Golden beaches on your doorstep, with large windows framing that stunning view

GUIDE PRICE: £1.25M FREEHOLD

SAVILLS CORNWALL

73 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2PN 01872 243200 Cornwall@savills.com www.savills.co.uk

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Bryher An imaginative architect-designed home with countryside views at the head of Penpol Creek.

INFORMATION Penpol Creek, 200 yards Cavernous open-plan living space Two additional reception rooms Master suite with private balcony Guest bedroom with en-suite Two double bedrooms with family bathroom Japanese styled garden Integral double garage Parking for several cars Super-insulated and geothermal ground source heat pump 4,247 sq ft

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ryher sits overlooking a wooded valley descending to the head of Penpol Creek, a tributary of Restronguet Creek on the beautiful Fal Estuary – a picturesque, peaceful setting, yet just five miles from the schooling, shops and amenities of the cathedral city Truro. The bespoke architecture was designed to follow the contours of the hillside. The house essentially comprises of two curved structures with natural slate roofs linked by a beautiful structural glass link which frames a sheltered courtyard garden. The two main structures are clad in a mix of local granite and cedar. The open plan living space has beautiful engineered-oak flooring, with the sitting area focused around a wood-burning stove. A bespoke contemporary kitchen flows effortlessly from the dining area with an imaginatively designed island as the main focal point. A series of French doors leads out to a canopied terrace with large columns running the full length of this stunning living space and overlooks the unspoilt countryside, while taking advantage of the afternoon and evening sunlight. The first floor master suite boasts a stunning en-suite with walk-in shower and a freestanding bath overlooking the Japanese garden. A dressing room leads through to the bedroom with a private south-facing balcony with views to the fields beyond. There are

an additional three double bedrooms and a family bathroom, all with wonderful countryside views. Bryher has been thoughtfully designed to take maximum advantage of natural sunlight. It’s super-insulated and has a geothermal ground source heat pump running the hot water and under-floor heating system. The majority of the windows are triple-glazed. Outside there’s a large parking area for several cars. The patio enjoys rural views across the valley and the garden is exceptionally well designed; a series of terraces contain an interesting variety of shrubs and plants. Steps to the side lead up to the rear of the house to the bamboo-gated, tranquil Japanese styled garden. There’s a small boatyard at Penpol and a slipway near Point Quay, a short distance from Bryher. For the keen sailor, this area of the south Cornwall coast offers several yacht and sailing clubs with sailing waters considered among the finest in the UK.

Bryher

ë LEFT A truly unique building, designed to follow the contours of the hillside é ABOVE The stunning open-plan living space

GUIDE PRICE: £1.5M FREEHOLD SAVILLS CORNWALL

73 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2PN 01872 243200 Cornwall@savills.com www.savills.co.uk

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Waterside House Let time float by.

INFORMATION Stunning architect designed house Superb waterside position Five bedrooms Two outhaul moorings Boathouse/ workshop 47’ living/kitchen/ dining room Covered terrace and balcony 3,790 sq ft

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s its name suggests, Waterside House enjoys a spectacular water-fronting position with truly magnificent views over the River Fowey, providing an ever-changing and fascinating marine vista of the bustling harbour, boating and sailing activity. Waterside House is remarkably convenient by boat to all the facilities of Fowey across the river, whilst the historic village of Polruan has two pubs, village stores, a strong community spirit, village hall and regular passenger ferry across the river to Fowey, one of Cornwall’s most historic communities renowned for its safe deep-water anchorage, excellent sailing and good restaurants. The area generally is one of Outstanding Natural Beauty with much of the land on the neighbouring headlands being in the ownership of the National Trust (including the beautiful ‘hidden’ Lantic Bay) with a beautiful coastal footpath running between Polruan and Bodinnick and continuing along the south Cornish coast. Waterside House is extremely spacious with versatile accommodation on three levels, directly fronting the water and tidal beach. There is a huge, open-plan reception room, the perfect space for entertaining, with a dining room seating up to 20 people, a sitting area with modern woodburner and kitchen/dining area. The dining room leads into a timber-framed garden room opening

out to a terrace and private quay and featuring an attractive oak staircase leading up to the glazed atrium. From the kitchen/ dining area is a covered terrace: the perfect place for al fresco dining. On the first floor the en suite master bedroom suite has a walk-in wardrobe and stunning harbour views. There are three further bedrooms, one of which is en suite, a first floor sitting room/bedroom, a family bathroom and potential for a roof terrace. On the second floor there is a large loft room with plenty of space as an occasional bedroom or hobby room. Outside is a boathouse/workshop leading straight out to the waterside terrace with its private quay, complete with a two-tonne yacht crane and there is also a garage and parking space within a short walk. Available by separate negotiation, a short walk away, is a charming terraced garden with beautiful views over the river and a summerhouse. This really is a sailing enthusiast’s perfect Cornish waterside retreat.

Waterside House

ë MAIN The property offers incredible views out to the harbour é ABOVE The stunning interior é INSET ABOVE The unique waterside position

GUIDE PRICE: £1.95M FREEHOLD

SAVILLS CORNWALL

73 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2PN 01872 243200 Cornwall@savills.com www.savills.co.uk

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Cedar House A spacious, architect-designed house commanding sublime harbour and sea views in Fowey.

INFORMATION Fowey Harbourside, 500 yards Par (mainline station), 4.5 miles Large open-plan family living area Separate sitting room 5-6 bedrooms Several balconies Large terraced gardens Garage and parking for 3-4 cars Fantastic views across the harbour to Polruan and out to sea 3,879 sq ft

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owey lies on a charming and picturesque estuary which joins the sea off south Cornwall between Readymoney Cove and Polruan. The beautiful natural harbour provides deep-water access at all states of the tide and is renowned for its excellent sailing. In the summer months, Fowey is a haven for sailors with two sailing clubs both overlooking the harbour and moored yachts, with both playing host to regular racing. Meanwhile the town itself is one of Cornwall’s most historic and unspoilt seaport towns. Magnificently positioned, Cedar House occupies an unusually large plot above The Esplanade, with commanding, elevated views over the harbour entrance across to Polruan, out to sea and up the river. A modern, contemporary design with accommodation spread over five levels, the house is attractive with a mix of cedar cladding, white render and glass-framed balconies. There are magnificent water views from all principal rooms, with every room having a different vista. The large, modern open-plan living space is situated on the lower ground floor and brings together a dining area, a sitting room with multi-fuel Chesney stove, contemporary fitted German kitchen with pearl grey Corian worktops, Neff

integrated appliances and separate pantry and laundry spaces. There are three sets of sliding doors opening out to the gardens. Rising up through the centre of the house, the staircase features ‘floating’ oak treads, with doors off to a cloakroom and gym/office above the main living area. The garage and boot room are beside the entrance hall. A separate sitting room and up to five bedrooms are spread across the upper two floors with several glass-framed timber-decked balconies overlooking the harbour and sea. The gardens are exceptional and have been designed with the input in some areas of Darren Hawkes Landscapes (RHS Chelsea 2015 Gold medal winner). Terraced lawns descend towards the sea with large granite tile patio areas, one being partcovered and having an outside fireplace. At the rear of one of the patios is a ‘hidden’ garden store, while at road level there is private off-street parking for several cars and also an integral garage/boatstore.

Cedar House

ë MAIN The ultra-sleek, contemporary building é ABOVE Incredible views and understated interiors

GUIDE PRICE: £2.5M FREEHOLD

SAVILLS CORNWALL

73 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2PN 01872 243200 Cornwall@savills.com www.savills.co.uk

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Discover heart-warming stories at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek.

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et in 42 acres on the beautiful Helford estuary, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a must-visit destination that everyone will be talking about for many months to come – heart-warming, educational and exciting in equal measure! The array of furry friends is guaranteed to put a smile on your face, not just seals, but also sea lions, otters, penguins, ponies, goats and sheep. The sanctuary currently holds the UK’s most diverse collection of pinnipeds. This season, the sanctuary has rescued over 60 grey seal pups. A pup may need rescuing for many reasons, from malnourishment after being separated from its mum, to more extensive injuries that require medical attention. One female grey seal pup rescued this season, Kerplunk, had a serious bite wound on her rear left flipper which sadly had to be amputated. But Kerplunk has since learnt how to adapt her swimming style and was released back into the wild successfully in February. The sanctuary is also a permanent home to a community of adult seals, who for various reasons can’t be released back into the wild. A popular resident is Ray, rescued in 2001 at around three weeks old. He was a

malnourished pup showing some abnormal behaviour – chasing people up and down the beach, wanting to play! When he first arrived, it was apparent his behaviour was a bit strange. First he was seen bumping into the side of the pool, suggesting poor eyesight, and he then started shedding his coat leaving him almost completely bald. The team discovered that Ray had suffered minor brain damage and had an under-active thyroid, which meant he will need treatment for the rest of his life. He has become a firm favourite at the sanctuary. Zoe Morris, Animal Care Assistant, says: “Ray is such a character. As well as his rocking horse impression, Ray likes to do pirouettes in the pool, roll around on the poolside and also carry around a buoy under his flipper – as if he has a handbag!” Daily interactive talks and feeding presentations make this a great day out for the family. Check out the sanctuary’s website for fantastic 2016 events.

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A burst of colour Visit Fentongollan’s website for beautiful Cornish blooms delivered straight to your doorstop in London.

Fentongollan Flower Farm launched its brand new website last year making it even easier to order beautiful narcissi direct from Cornwall to your door. Daffodil season runs from early January to mid-April here in Cornwall. “The flowers grow in our fields here around the beautiful River Fal estuary in the heart of Cornwall and are picked and packed here on our farm,” says owner James Hosking. “We have a dedicated team of ‘flowers by post’ pickers, whose job during these months is to drive around our fields every day, selecting the most suitable mixture of varieties that are at the perfect stage for picking.” Once picked, they are brought back to the farm, quickly chilled, carefully hand-wrapped, packed and sent out by first class post in the evening. This ensures they are as fresh as they can possibly be when they are delivered to customers all over the UK. “Our daffodils by post business started forty years ago, when my father, who was a renowned daffodil grower, started sending his favourite daffodils to his friends by post. These were so well received that it grew into a ‘daffodils by post’ business long before this became an established way to give flowers,” says James.

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Holiday

Time for a reboot? Fly to Cornwall from London this spring and enjoy a weekend by the sea.

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t’s important to take time out from our busy lives occasionally to rest and reflect, and Cornwall is the perfect place to reboot… even if you don’t have time to escape for longer than a weekend. Here’s some inspiration for your next (short) escape to Cornwall. Getting here The last flight to Cornwall leaves Gatwick at 8.10pm on a Friday evening and, with just a 60-minute flight time, you’ll be enjoying your weekend away in no time. The 6.25pm Sunday departure from Cornwall Airport Newquay to London Gatwick means you can make the most of the entire weekend away but be back in your own bed in good time to prepare yourself for the new week ahead. Prices start at £30.99 one way with Flybe (www.flybe.com). Where to stay There are a number of great hotels within a 10-minute taxi ride from the airport. If you are travelling with the family, try the Watergate Bay Hotel or the Bedruthen Hotel. Or, if it’s some spa time or adult only peace you’re looking for, the Headland Hotel or The Scarlet might fit the bill. Cornwall has

a great range of accommodation for every budget, see www.cornwall-living.co.uk for more options. What to do Eating and drinking while enjoying the view is always a good place to start on a short trip to Cornwall, especially when you’re looking for a recharge. Take a walk along the beach and fill your lungs with the refreshing sea air and you’ll sleep more soundly than you knew possible. If it’s something more active you’re after, why not try a spot of surfing at one of the many surf schools? Or try the extreme day at the Extreme Academy at Watergate Bay, “The ultimate pick and mix day for lovers of extreme sports”. When to go April, May and June are some of the loveliest months in Cornwall. Spring is generally mild and sunny and the spring colour can be spectacular. And, of course, you’ll be ahead of the summer crowds.

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om greets me at the workshop and shop just outside St Agnes. It’s no surprise that it is a bit out in the wilds, with views out over the sea, for the Finisterre brand and indeed, Tom himself, are all about the environment and getting out whatever the weather. The place is quietly bustling; with surfboards against the walls, and pictures and design boards; with several dogs curled up under the desks. The whole place has a warm and collaborative feel; it’s just how a creative workshop should be. Tom has spent much of his life near the sea, in the marshy wilds of north Norfolk: “The sea’s always been part of my life; it’s very much in me and in my blood.” Tom explains with a grin. “I read Biology (Marine focus) at the University of Bristol and then trained as a chartered surveyor in London. But I wanted to return to the sea and Cornwall. We’d always come here for

family holidays and when I was in Bristol I would come down to Cornwall surfing whenever I could. Then thirteen years ago I finally moved to St Agnes and started Finisterre.” The Finisterre brand has grown a huge reputation for the quality and style of its product as well being an ethical and sustainable brand that researches its fabrics and supply chains, only working with suppliers who share the same beliefs. Tom mentions ‘the brand’ a lot; he is evidently passionate about the beliefs that make the Finisterre brand so special. “It would be hard not to be a belief based company living and working in Cornwall. Don’t get me wrong, we are a business with mouths to feed, but strong belief based businesses do stand the test of time as there is purpose to your existence.” It all started in his bedroom in St Agnes developing product that suited the reality

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“It would be hard not to be a belief based company living and working in Cornwall" of cold-water surfing. “Traditionally surfing was always bikinis and board shorts, which are fine for a couple of weeks of the year. We came from an understanding of the weather and the commitment needed surfing over here: windy, wet clifftops, waiting for the conditions to change. Building product to suit these conditions - wind and waterproof jackets, insulation layers, Merino base layers and chunky knits; making the product in the right places from the right fabrics. I still see our early product around now. We use recycled materials and a lot of Merino wool. One of our bestselling products is our Merino boxer shorts, once tried you just come back for more, it’s an unbelievable product.” Over the years they have built a loyal following of customers who understand the products and understand the brand they are buying into. Finisterre clothes are built

to last and if they get torn or damaged they offer a full repair service from the workshop in St Agnes. Tom continues, “We’re at the forefront of great adventure clothing and do like to push the boundaries. Really well designed products that become classics is what we’re after – clothes that are loved and worn for years.” They have recently launched their first wetsuit – again Tom wanted to get it right – so they worked with 300 surfers, as testers, who used the wetsuit and gave feedback; Finisterre incorporated these changes into the end product and as Tom tells me “Ultimately these surfers have helped us design a better product.” Tom loves the life that Cornwall offers, he and the team go down to the beach for a surf or swim; they have team days out and can often be found in the stores (London, Falmouth and St Agnes). Of his role in the company Tom says: “I do a bit of everything, from working on new designs, talking to ambassadors, cashflows, and even strimming out the back! Keeping the culture a good mix of passion and drive is crucial.” In his spare time Tom is a helm on the St Agnes lifeboat, loves Chapel Porth for a surf and “going down to West Penwith because it still feels like you’re getting into the wilds of Cornwall.” He is as passionate about the environment as ever and his enthusiasm is contagious. Tom says, “It’s all about the journey, sticking to your beliefs, and you just have to keep going. I have a talented team to work with and an equally fabulous place to live… I consider myself lucky!”

é ABOVE Tom and the Finisterre team

Finisterre Wheal Kitty Workshops, St Agnes TR5 0RD 01872 554481 hello@finisterreuk.com www.finisterreuk.com Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Own a holiday home on

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Retro chic Caravans have come a long way since the 1800s. Enjoy beachside luxury at Perran Sands, Perranporth.

“nowadays even the most basic of caravans come with top quality fixtures and fittings as standard”

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n England the origins of caravans go back to the early 1800s, when they were mostly just functional; shelter used by travelling circus folk and farm workers. In 1947, the first static caravans were introduced – they did have a tendency to warp as they were made from hardboard. Although equipped with gas lighting, coal fire for central heating and a single gas burner for cooking on, there wasn’t a bathroom or any running water. Despite their basic functionality caravans really started taking off in the 1960s and nowadays even the most basic of caravans come with top quality fixtures and fittings as standard. Or you can stay in the height of luxury in the high-end caravans and lodges that are widely available. These spacious spaces have fully-equipped kitchens, contemporary décor, improved insulation, and even running water and a bathroom. Over the years the humble caravan has become a sought after option for a ‘home away from home’ for people looking to buy a holiday home. The beauty of the modern day caravan isn’t just that it’s spacious, stylish, yet comfortable.

Just as important is its location. Perran Sands, in Perranporth, is right on the Cornish coast where you’ll find turquoise sea views galore, surfing and sand dunes. Perfect if you simply want to escape to the coast and keep yourself to yourself. There are great facilities right on your doorstep, if you want them, including swimming pools, adventure golf and other activities and facilities that will keep even the most energetic families entertained. If you love exploring the great outdoors, there are plenty of lovely coastal walks and dogs are more than welcome to stay with their owners at Perran Sands, too. Finding a holiday home right on the beautiful Cornish coast may seem like the impossible dream, but it’s actually easier and more affordable than you might think. Escaping the urban sprawl to the where the air is clean and scenery is breathtaking at Perran Sands costs from £22,995 with site fees from £3,766 per year.

ë ABOVE LEFT Stylish modern static caravans with spacious, contemporary interiors é ABOVE RIGHT Retro is back! A 1970s inspired interior, and a genuine caravan from the era, showing how things have evolved

PERRAN SANDS HOLIDAY PARK Perranporth TR6 0AQ www.perransands.org.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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A woodland paradise

Luxury as standard at The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate.

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ornwall’s south coast is always a stunning place to visit. Miles and miles of heritage coastland frame a serene and biodiverse land, full of anchient woodland. And nestled into 43 acres of Victorian wooded parkland near St Austell is The Cornwall Hotel and Spa, an idyllic retreat. With pristine woodland holiday homes, a luxurious hotel, and top-notch eating facilities, the fantastic setting is matched by the impeccable service and wonderfully attentive staff. The grounds are beautifully maintained and carefully designed to please the senses, with the main house and lodges sitting comfortably in their verdant environment. A gentle stroll around the grounds, abounding with vivid green foliage, will certainly leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated. In fact the surrounding grounds include many talking trails to be enjoyed. But if the setting isn’t enough alone to wash away all the stresses and strains of daily life, then The Clearing Spa will surely do the trick. With its mesmerising infinity pool and calming atmosphere, there’s really no better way to unwind.

Enjoy a soothing massage or a peaceful day of treatments which will leave you feeling totally pampered. Then, after a day of complete relaxation, sit down to unparalleled views over the manicured lawns and tended grounds at the Arboretum Brasserie, while the Parkland Terrace offers al fresco dining overlooking the Pentewan Valley – the perfect spot to indulge in a traditional Cornish cream tea. And if adventure is what you’re after, The Cornwall Hotel is just a short drive to some of the area’s most attractive spots. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty surround and the historic seaside towns of Fowey, Charlestown and Mevagissey, as well as the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, are all well within easy reach.

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Embrace the sublime

With its emphasis on comfort, design and great food, St Enodoc Hotel in Rock is a classic seaside hotel re-invented and revitalised.

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e’re talking minimalist glamour, comfortable beds and expansive views of the Camel Estuary. The St Enodoc Hotel has just sixteen double rooms and four suites. Many have sea views and are designed to be both comfortable and practical. Decorated in bright colours with original oil paintings on the walls by celebrated Cornish artists Howard, Jessica Cooper and Terry Frost, the rooms mirror the beauty of the undulating farmland in the surrounding area. From the outset you’re in safe hands. There’s nothing quite like it in Cornwall, and this originality extends into the food. Joining the team at St Enodoc is award-winning chef, James Nathan, 2008 BBC Masterchef winner, upholding the incredible reputation built by Nathan Outlaw. James has worked along side many distinguished chefs, including Rick Stein. No hotel stay is complete without a spa treatment. The Spa at St Enodoc offers the classic day spa experience without the rush. All treatments are organic and most products locally-sourced, as you would expect – it’s not only in food that Cornwall sets its own

agenda. The product range makes the most of skin-friendly local ingredients. To complement this, there’s plenty to explore locally. With surrounding sandy beaches and coastal paths, the hotel provides an ideal base from which to discover Cornwall. Whiz over to Port Isaac where you can sometimes see the crew filming scenes from Doc Martin or the world-famous Fisherman’s Friends singing shanties. Nearby is St Enodoc Golf Course, the beach at Rock, sweeping round historical Brea Hill to Daymer Bay. Or take a trip across to Padstow on the ferry and breathe in the wonderful sea air. It’s this fresh, clean air, combined with the hotel’s extremely comfortable beds (they passed the tough Cornwall Living test) that will ensure you sleep soundly at St Enodoc, drifting off to sleep to the silence of a long Cornish night.

é MAIN The Rock Terrace at at St Enodoc Hotel

ST ENODOC HOTEL Rock PL27 6LA 01208 863394 info@enodoc-hotel.co.uk www.enodoc-hotel.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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A perfect

escape

Whatever you’re looking for in a break to Cornwall, you’re bound to find it at The Park, Mawgan Porth.

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ancy escaping the hustle and bustle of the city to the serene, golden sands of north Cornwall? If so, then the team at The Park at Mawgan Porth eagerly await your arrival. This fantastic resort close to Newquay and all its attractions caters for all tastes and needs, whether looking for a break with the grandkids, or a couple’s retreat. From luxury lodges and beach houses, to self-catering cottages yurts and even retro-fitted 1950s Air Stream trailers, you’ll find the perfect space for you among the 27 acres of glorious coastal woodland. The on site cottages have been recently refreshed in a relaxed coastal feel with stunning new artwork from local photographer, Kevin Hughes, and chic, beach retreat style fabrics in classic nautical stripes from Romo fabrics. Other touches include bespoke lampshades from rising British talent ‘A Rum Fellow’, and contemporary colour schemes, keeping the feel casual yet fun. Relax in the stylish, contemporary, and yet über comfy sofas all made in the UK by Roger Lewis. With so many great facilities onsite and a dog-friendly beach a short stroll away, The Park is perfect for short breaks for over 55s and out-of-season pre-school breaks.

Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and steamroom, and outdoor play equipment for the little ones. For walkers, the South West Coast Path, with miles of stunning scenery to discover, is right on your doorstep, while Cornwall’s many beautiful gardens are within a short drive, such as Eden Project. Then, of course, there are the many beaches. Newquay Zoo is always worth a visit with the kids, too. And foodies are spoilt for choice, with the array of top restaurants on the north coast from worldclass chefs – Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw being just a few. If you’re heading down from the capital, why not fly? The Park is just two miles from Cornwall Airport Newquay, with daily flights with Flybe. The team can easily arrange transfers to and from the airport and also assist with car hire, so there’s really no excuse not to book your next break now!

THE PARK Mawgan Porth TR8 4BD 01637 860322 info@mawganporth.co.uk www.mawganporth.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

ë INSET An enchanting Yurt interior ì RIGHT Nearby Mawgan Porth beach is a popular, all year round surf destination

Take a break

The Park is offering 25% off breaks from now to 9th May (excluding Easter) in the recently refreshed cottages.

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Destination Cornwall

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With the staycation trend as popular as ever, make 2016 the year to immerse yourself in the breathtaking Cornish coastline.

Why choose Cornish Gems?

• Knowledgeable local reservations team to help you find the right property • Over 170 luxury holiday homes, cottages and apartments to choose from • Five star customer service • Priority check-in opportunities • Some of the finest properties to rent in Cornwall • Baby-friendly properties stocked with essentials such as cots, baby monitors, bath seats and stair gates • Dog friendly and pet-free properties

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ow in its ninth year, Cornish Gems is recognised as the ‘go to’ luxury holiday company for the discerning traveller. The West Country holiday specialists offer a firstclass service and an unrivalled portfolio of private cottages, houses and apartments to rent with the wow factor. After a wild winter of weather, look forward to sun, sea and sandals this summer against a backdrop of superior luxury from your very own seaside or country idyll. The Cornish Gems portfolio stretches from coast to coast. Their properties have been thoughtfully chosen and offer a tempting choice of high-life penthouses, character Cornish cottages, chic coastal apartments and majestic manors. Rally family and friends this summer season and turn the key to supreme luxury. Cornwall is flanked by the most beautiful coastline, golden sand beaches, blue rolling seas and stunning landscape making that all important time together and time out pure

therapy. The iconic, cosmopolitan harbour towns of St Ives, Padstow or the smaller, more tranquil towns and hamlets all offer a true taste of Cornish living. Well and truly on the foodie map, a diverse range of culinary delights are available – from fish and chips on the quay to Michelin star fine dining. Whether it’s your first visit, or Cornwall is a home from home, explore this inspiring corner of the UK. Cornish Gems’ last minute offers are not to be missed. With savings of up to 20% on weekly stays and short breaks, and improved transport links to Cornwall (including more domestic flights into Newquay Airport), those who can ‘up sticks’ and head west at short notice can stay in style whilst enjoying a substantial saving.

CORNISH GEMS 0844 8002813 / 01872 241241 www.cornishgems.com enquiries@cornishgems.com Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Chown China Ltd. has been producing fine bone china tableware in Cornwall for over 30 years. Our speciality is custom-made tableware and mugs decorated to your specification and design.

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A modern classic

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Enjoy a taste of laid-back luxury at The Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth.

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éABOVE Delicious grill-style food at the chic restaurant è RIGHT Classic decor styles with modern surprises

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xperience a fusion of fine food and casual dining in laid-back luxury in the newly refurbished Grill at the Penventon Park Hotel. As part of the extensive refurbishment of the whole hotel, this renowned Cornish restaurant has been transformed into a decadent, grill-style eatery. Classic decor styles juxtapose with modern surprises to create an opulent setting filled with alluring aromas. A feast for the both eyes and your taste buds; curious art collections adorn the walls and classic dishes such as chicken duchesse with truffle creamed potatoes stay true to traditional, Georgian roots, while leather and brass button back chairs, steampunk lamps and gourmet junk dishes including barbeque pulled pork topped mac ‘n’ cheese with jalapeño salsa, offer a modern contrast. If you’re a meat lover, experience the ultimate in charcoal fuelled-flavour from the grill section. Devour dishes with a delicious, caramelised barbeque taste all year round from the signature wood charcoal oven boasting cooking temperatures of 500°+. The restaurant’s chic new makeover is just one small part of an extensive refurbishment of the whole hotel, including a fabulous new gin bar with a collection of over 130 gins and counting! You’ll need to book quite a stay to work your way through the entire Connoisseur Collection, an impressive selection including local favourite, Tarquin’s Gin. But if you’re spoilt for choice, simply opt for the gin tasting board. And if you’re coming to Cornwall just to relax, take a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, then enjoy one of the popular spa packages. As you unwind in the sauna, you’ll soon find all your stresses and strains melting away. All 63 bedrooms and suites are being redecorated too, in luxurious yet contemporary style. So why not plan your next visit to Cornwall by booking a room at The Penventon now to experience its charms for yourself? It’s the perfect base from which to explore all the wonders that Cornwall has to offer.

PENVENTON PARK HOTEL Redruth TR15 1TE 01209 203000 enquiries@penventon.com www.penventon.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Out & About

ì MAIN The stunning castle grounds é ABOVE Breathtaking views across St Ives Bay è RIGHT Facilities include a luxurious pool and tennis courts

Once upon a time

You’ll never tire of things to do and discover at Tregenna Castle in St Ives, the perfect base from which to explore west Cornwall.

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et within 72 acres, the beautiful Tregenna Castle Resort combines award-winning, breath-taking views with comfortable accommodation and fabulous facilities to keep everyone entertained. Overlooking the beautiful seaside town of St Ives which is within a tenminute stroll (and with the A30 situated less than three miles away), this resort boasts a great location to base your family holiday. While famed as a popular family resort, Tregenna Castle caters for all and comprises of 81 characterful en-suite bedrooms within the castle itself, and 70 self-catering properties dotted throughout the estate. The wonderful self-catering options range from restored coach houses and cottages to apartments and lodges. Families make the most of the fantastic facilities during the gorgeous summer months by spending afternoons splashing in the indoor or outdoor heated pool, getting creative with the complimentary activities programme for children or exploring the

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Rated by Ofsted as outstanding, this childcare facility runs a varied programme of entertaining activities.

rock pools at the nearby golden, sandy beaches. For parents looking to relax, Castle Kids is perfect! Rated by Ofsted as outstanding, this childcare facility runs a varied programme of entertaining activities. Use this free time to explore the grounds, enjoy a round of golf on the Presidential 18-hole golf course, take advantage of the extensive leisure activities or pamper yourself at Castle Beauty. Teach your little prince or princesses a game from the past on the croquet lawn or enjoy some friendly competition playing tennis, badminton, squash, table tennis and board games. Looking for an adventure? Collect a map from reception and explore the woodlands for flowers, waterfalls, tree carvings and the odd white rabbit. Relaxing on the lawn is the perfect past time, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink, the award-

winning view and let the children run around in the outdoor play area and meet new friends. The sea view Brasserie offers spectacular views and boasts a terrace offering alfresco dining options. The extensive A la Carte and children’s menu is served all day offering the perfect balance of flexibility and choice for your family. Tregenna Castle Resort is licensed for weddings and civil partnerships throughout the year and is often nominated for its bespoke wedding packages. Most recently it was named the Best Wedding Venue in the Cornish Brides Awards 2015.

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A flying visit Hop on a plane to Cornwall and enjoy the luxury concierge service at a stunning retreat by the sand, courtesy of The Beach House Company.

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t’s no secret that Cornwall is the UK’s number one holiday destination, winning for a 7th year running in the British Travel Awards back in November. Tens of thousands of people make the pilgrimage down for a week or two, hoping for kind weather, but more people are beginning to recognise Cornwall as a weekend and short break destination. The Beach House Company, a Cornwall based holiday lettings agent specialising in luxury properties that are on or by a beach, recognises this trend, observing that 35% of its out-of-season bookings in 2015 were indeed short breaks. The team attributes this, in part, to the fact that you can leave your desk in London on a Friday evening and be in Cornwall within 50 minutes via the increasingly popular London Gatwick to Newquay flights. From there, utilise The Beach House Company’s inclusive concierge service to arrange a hire car or taxi to a range of beautiful beachside properties, allowing for an easy, laidback few days. This is an increase that Cornish companies like The Beach House Company can hope to see grow in 2016 too, as Flybe announces the introduction of its larger 118 seat Embraer jet to the Gatwick–Newquay route this summer, in addition to two new summer routes from Glasgow and Liverpool. With these flying visits often comes the desire to make the very most of the short time you have in our county, which is where The Beach House Company’s concierge service comes in: you can leave all of the planning to the team of local experts to organise private chef services, restaurant reservations, watersports, horseriding, cookery classes and more. While Cornwall will always see visitors enjoying week-long holidays, the increasingly efficient transport networks are opening Cornwall up as a much more accessible weekend destination too, making a relaxing beachside break away from the city stress an achievable reality.

é ABOVE Enjoy breakfast with a beautiful view è RIGHT Just a hop, skip and a jump to the beach ê BELOW Luxury, fully equipped properties

THE BEACH HOUSE COMPANY 9b Palmers Way, Trenant Industrial Estate, Wadebridge PL27 6HB 01208 814781 info@thebeachhousecompany.co.uk www.thebeachhousecompany.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Out & About Stay

A slice of paradise Discover Trevalsa Court, a beautiful boutique hotel on the south coast.

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hether you’re looking for a special romantic break, a base for exploring Cornwall or a family beachside holiday, Trevalsa Court is a stunning boutique hotel in the perfect location in Mevagissey on the south coast. Cornish for house on the cliff, Trevalsa was originally a grand seaside home, secluded within two and a half acres of subtropical gardens. The hotel is understatedly elegant, with period stylings and an eclectic mix of granite windows, oak panelling, rich fabrics and rugs reflecting the colours of Cornwall. Make yourself at home in the comfortable sitting room, curl up with a good book or play games around the roaring fire in colder weather, or enjoy a refreshing drink at the intimate bar. The terrace overlooks the sea for lazy, hot afternoons and balmy evenings. Absolute bliss! After a stroll on the beach, dine in the informal and relaxed restaurant. The abundance of excellent local produce, fish, meat, dairy and vegetables, all sustainable and traceable, is the foundation for the menus. Head Chef Adam Cawood brings years of experience to create interesting, yet simple home-cooked food in this seaside setting. “We use only the freshest, local ingredients usually sourced straight from the sea or nearby farms”, says Adam. And

this has clearly paid off – the restaurant has recently been awarded two AA rosettes for culinary excellence. Having feasted in fine company in a stunning setting, retire to one of the luxurious rooms. There are bedrooms to suit a range of budgets, with most offering stunning sea views; some stylishly simple, others romantically glamorous. Children can be happily accommodated with parents on foldaway beds in some rooms too. Trevalsa Court Hotel is a superb place to stay. Ideally located on Cornwall’s south coast, this country house hotel by the sea gives you access to many fine beaches and visitor attractions. The hotel boasts wonderful views over Mevagissey Bay, situated right on the coast, perched above rocky cliffs and a small sandy beach. In fact, the coast path runs right past the end of the garden. Mevagissey village and harbour are just a short walk down the hill. So you can choose to sit back and enjoy the surroundings, or use the hotel as a base for exploring all that the beautiful south coast has to offer.

TREVALSA COURT HOTEL

School Hill, Mevagissey PL26 6TH 01726 842468 www.trevalsa-hotel.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

ë ABOVE LEFT Beautiful views of the coast é ABOVE Glamorous bedrooms

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Stay

The beach awaits The perfect sanctuary on the north coast at Treglos Hotel.

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ithin the tranquil Constantine bay, Treglos Hotel greets guests with a pristine lawn and a crisp, clean looking exterior. Sophisticated and classy, the AA rated 4-star hotel also sports a full 18-hole golf course; fine dining restaurant and luxurious spa. The beach at Constantine bay is simply breath-taking. Just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, it’s widely considered one of the best in the UK. The entire area surrounding the Hotel is stunning. The bay is one of Cornwall’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but the geography really speaks for itself and walking the coastal trails is a must. Unwind after a relaxing stroll. When the weather permits, outside is naturally the first choice for eating, although the comfortable lounges and the fresh feeling conservatory are both a delight too. Enjoy a traditional Cornish cream tea or maybe some lighter lunch options, all prepared and served by Treglos’s professional and personable staff. In fact, the dedicated and attentive staff are Treglos’s crowning feature. Taken as a whole, the hotel is spectacular but the warm and inviting staff really help to make it as near to perfect as reality can afford. Guests’ needs

are tended to with the utmost care and the overall service is first class. Treglos’s restaurant, which has been awarded an AA Rosette, is renowned for fantastic fresh food. Taking full advantage of the local produce and availability of great ingredients, the artistic chefs create a menu bursting with flavour and variety. The hotel opts for a ‘smart-casual’ dress code in public areas. So no flip flops or scraggly jeans in the pristine restaurant! The food from the kitchen at Treglos has been consistently well received over the years and did not disappoint when a few members of the Cornwall Living team enjoyed a delightful stay at the hotel. Treglos Hotel mixes traditional English accommodation with incredibly attentive and friendly staff, giving the whole establishment a wondrous atmosphere that will be sorely missed as soon as you walk through the door marked exit. We hope you enjoy this lovely hotel as much as we did!

é TOP The stunning indoor pool é ABOVE Nearby Constantine bay

TREGLOS HOTEL Constantine Bay, near Padstow PL28 8JH 01841 520727 stay@tregloshotel.com www.tregloshotel.com. Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Escapes Our choice of C�nish getaways

Stunning stays in Looe, Carbis Bay and Gwithian Towans.

ì MAIN Fine views across the East Looe river è INSETS Cool colours and coastal chic invoke an air of tranquillity

Rumsdale, Looe

The scenic towns of East and West Looe, where two rivers meet, have served over centuries as centres for the fishing industry and in times past for the transport of tin, copper and granite around the UK and to the continent. Now famed for its natural beauty, fine sandy beach and maze of ancient streets, the area is a magnet for visitors to this beautiful part of Cornwall. Boat trips around the coast and to the stunning Looe Island (home to numerous seals and

coastal birds), are much enjoyed as are the lovely coastal walks and fine National Trust houses and gardens at Lanhydrock, Anthony and Cothele. For the energetic there’s a wide range of watersports, sailing, golf courses, fishing and riding on hand. Enjoying fine views across the East Looe River, Rumsdale Cottage is a comfortable, stylish holiday retreat for two. The lounge-diner is attractively furnished, with French doors leading to the patio area offering lovely views. A few steps lead up to the fitted kitchen. Located on the upper floor is a double bedroom with kingsize bed and a balcony, again with great views. The spacious en suite bathroom has an elegant rolltop bath. The cottage has parking and Wi-Fi and the town centre with its bustling harbour, numerous shops, cafés, pubs and seafood restaurants is a short walk away. The owners have a great eye for detail, with complimentary drinks and biscuits, toiletries, use of bathrobes and a voucher for a cream tea at a nearby seafront café. Have a perfect stay all year round in this delightful holiday home. 01503 262736 www.cornishcollection.co.uk

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Portside, Carbis Bay

With its golden sands and turquoise sea, Carbis Bay is recognised as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. It’s often selected as the perfect base for those wanting to relax and get away from it all but have the convenience of being just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of St Ives. With its Blue Flag accredited beach, Carbis Bay is a popular choice for a luxury self-catering holiday with many of special escapes boasting dramatic sea views. The coastal railway links St Ives to Penzance and is perhaps one of the most scenic rail journeys in the UK. The rail journey from Carbis Bay to St Ives takes about four minutes and also connects to St Erth and Penzance to mainline UK stations including Paddington, London. Carbis Bay Holidays specialise in luxury 4 and 5 star self-catering luxury accommodation in St Ives and Carbis Bay. One of these is Portside, which could be one of the most luxurious places to stay in Cornwall. This stunning reverse-level villa has an expansive open-plan living area with floor-to-ceiling windows framing the beautiful view from Carbis Bay to St Ives. This exclusive property has been furnished in contemporary style and

finished to the highest standards. Sit back and enjoy the mesmerising Cornish light as it dances and changes over the glistening sea. Is one week enough? 01736 630015 www.carbisbayholidays.co.uk

Surf Six, Gwithian Towans

Surf Six is a show-stopping beach house at Gwithian Towans in St Ives Bay. The property has been cleverly designed to accommodate up to ten people, with a cluster of bedrooms and bathrooms at each end of the building. The vibe ç RIGHT Beautifully designed kitchen with handmade units

é MAIN Beautiful view from Carbis Bay to St Ives ì RIGHT Expansive open-plan living area

is easygoing surf-chic – colourful and practical. West-facing sun doors in the very large open-plan living space make the best possible use of light which streams in at all times of the year. The kitchen is beautifully designed with handmade units, and the dining area is generous. Bedrooms are simple but comfortably furnished, and bathrooms are exquisitely tiled floor to ceiling. Surf Six is fully detached and stands in its own large private garden which surrounds the beach house on all sides. There is ample parking for three or more cars behind the property, and a lawned and decked area to the front. You’ll also find a lovely outdoor shower with hot and cold water for a luxury apressurf experience! With miles of beach on the doorstep, enticing surf, beguiling rockpools, coastal walks and cool cafés to hand as well, Surf Six makes a perfect holiday home. Gwithian beach is stunning; lifeguarded in summer, it offers everything beach lovers could wish for, from a great surf academy to baby-friendly rockpools. Across the bay the sun will set over the twinkling lights of St Ives and Carbis Bay. 01209 832848 www.forevercornwall.co.uk

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Self-Catering Holiday Cottages overlooking the Beautiful Fowey River. www.polurrianhotel.com Cottages to sleep from 2 to 8 persons with stunning views.

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Out & About

p i tr d a o r n e A gre Save money and the planet by holidaying at home this year, with a little help from Tranzwagon.

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olidaying by campervan is a different way of experiencing the environment. It promotes a healthy respect for nature and desire to preserve the natural habitat that you visit, while still enjoying it. What better place to experience it than our wonderful coastline? So, we catch up with Lisa of Tranzwagon, a Cornish company dedicated to converting campervans, who explains their ethos. “At Tranzwagon we try our best to be a sustainable company, planet friendly and conscious of our impact on the environment”, says Lisa. “So it goes without saying that we encourage our campervan customers to be as green as possible while out and about on their adventures.” Driving is better than flying when it comes to the environment. Did you know that one transatlantic flight is the equivalent of a whole years’ worth of driving when it comes to your carbon footprint? So it makes sense to take the family away in a campervan. Lisa shares Tranzwagon’s top ten tips for staying green while on the road. 1.Pack light. The more weight your campervan has to carry, the more fuel you’ll use and the more carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere. 2.Buy reusable or recycled products. Water bottles, shopping bags, crockery, matches and cutlery. Cuts down on waste and plastic. 3.Leave your campsite looking better than it did when you arrived. Take away all rubbish and pickup rubbish that others

may have left behind. 4.Recycle as you go. Separate recyclables on board and dispose of them properly at campsites. 5.Air-dry washing. Set up a clothesline instead of using the dryers at a campsite. 6.Use cruise control at eco-speed. Driving at 55mph burns less fuel, and so it’s cheaper and safer. 7.Install a solar panel. Solar panels allow you the freedom to go to wild camping spots while still receiving power. 8.Buy local. Where possible, buy from local farms or farmers’ markets to support the local economy and expand your taste buds at the same time. 9.Travel less and stay longer in one place. Get to know one place fully and experience a slower pace. Use bikes and walk everywhere. 10.Offset your travel. The easiest way to stay green is to offset your carbon dioxide used by planting some trees. There are lots of programmes online that will plant the trees for you and offset your travel. For more information on Tranzwagon campervan conversions, campervan solar panel installations or flatpack furniture kits for campervans, contact the team.

ë MAIN What better way to experience our wonderful coastline than in a campervan? é ABOVE RIGHT Convert your camper with a kit from Tranzwagon

TRANZWAGON 01823 618009 www.tranzwagon.co.uk info@tranzwagon.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Home

A design for life

A chance meeting at the beach was all it took for working mothers Louise and Caroline to start their dream business of a lifetime.

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ouise, a Cornishwoman born and bred, studied design textiles at Chelsea School of Art and worked in the London fashion industry for 15 years. She moved back to Cornwall to start a family and ended up starting a business too. Caroline is a trained graphic designer. She moved to Cornwall with her husband and kids to escape stressful city life. After their initial meeting, they were brought together by their love of all things interior. The duo have now become a successful design team bringing character and integrity to homes all across Cornwall. Their relaxed yet driven and extremely focused approach is something rather unique – not just appealing but also incredibly infectious. “It’s a perfect union”, says Caroline. “We feed off each other’s different strengths and we have naturally found our balance. We’re not perfect, and like any union we have highs and lows, but it’s always a ride and our passion and drive makes for a dynamic

coupling of our brand: Mint House.” Louise continues: “Mint House Interiors was the perfect name for us; our fresh approach to design and our constant desire to create understated elegance that fits with our surroundings. We like to call it ‘a collective happiness through design’.” Louise and Caroline’s honest approach to create bespoke designs and their thirst to give houses character ensures they will style you a home that feels comfortable and inviting and not like a showroom. Their general style is

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“It’s a perfect union”, says Caroline. “We feed off each other’s different strengths and we have naturally found our balance.” not intimidation, instead it elicits a feeling of relaxation, urging you to put your feet up. Mint House endeavours to create happy homes with ‘little pockets of loveliness’. They believe a home should feel collected instead of designed. This means finding a balance between old and new furniture is key. New is nice but fresh, ‘out-the-packet’ interiors can feel soulless and uninviting, the very antithesis of Louise and Caroline’s design credo. The design team practise a fine balance between clean sharp lines mixed in with more natural freeform shapes. Louise comments: “We like a sense of symmetry, a yin and yang if you will. We just like to mix it up a bit. You won’t find any matching curtains and cushions in our projects! We prefer a younger, fresher approach to design.” Louise and Caroline hope to make all their projects smile, whether it’s an old quayside pub in Mevagissey, a newly developed

penthouse apartment in Porthtowan or a total Victorian restoration. They want to make you smile as soon as you walk through your door. They are a small family over at Mint House, using a tight team of trusted tradespeople. Louise and Caroline really care and look after them, who in turn treat your home the same way. They won’t put anything in your home that they wouldn’t love to have in their own. They feel it’s important for them to furnish your home with the best quality your budget allows. Mint House love what they do and that passion is reflected in their tireless dedication to the craft. With clients worldwide, they take on everything from simple refurbishing jobs to total renovations. Being in Cornwall, it means the team are conveniently located for dealing with the hassle of overseeing projects for second home owners and Mint House take pride in smashing forecasted holiday rental incomes. Their knowledge of the luxury holiday rental market allows them to make your property stand out from the usual crowd. Honest and open communication with clients is key to the design process. Whether the team are inspired by relaxed Californian designs, a hip Mediterranean hotel or a minimal Scandinavian loft, they hope to give all their projects a unique character and relaxing Cornish feel.

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MINT HOUSE DESIGN STUDIO Trevissome Park, Chiverton Cross, Truro TR4 8JN 03332 079733 hello@minthouseinteriors.co.uk www.minthouseinteriors.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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FOOD for thought We take a look at what’s new at Rick Stein’s Padstow Seafood School.

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ick says: “Everyone cooks better at Padstow Seafood School. With a view looking out over the estuary across the water to Rock, the blue and white fish tiles, the warm wood floor and sail shaped ceiling, it’s a smart place to do some cooking.” Padstow Seafood School offers over 40 courses inspired by Rick’s travels and 2016 has a fantastic programme lined up. With quality fish and shellfish at your fingertips, an experienced chef lecturer and plenty of cookery tips, attend one of the new cookery classes and begin your own memorable food adventure.

British seafood cookery With the popularity of fresh fish and seafood in the UK at an all-time high, there’s no better place to master seafood cookery than at Rick’s cookery school where you can watch the daily catch arriving in the harbour from the window. Discover how to prepare and cook John Dory, crab, mussels, mackerel and hot smoked salmon. Create some superb seafood dishes to impress your family and friends, using fabulous fresh fish from our British shores.

Mediterranean street food and mezze Learn how to cook street food on their exciting one-day Mediterranean street food and mezze course. Inspired by Rick’s recent adventure from Venice to Istanbul, you’ll explore cooking using ingredients from Croatia and will take in the Eastern influences of Turkish food with exciting flavours from Istanbul.

Asian street food With Southeast Asia and Indian flavours on trend this year, it’s the perfect time to try Rick’s one-day Asian street food course inspired by his foodie adventures. Head Chef lecturer Mark Puckey will teach you how to recreate some of Rick’s favourite street food dishes from chargrilled butterflied fish with sambal matah to Cambodian marinated beef with a lime and black pepper dipping sauce.

Japanese seafood cookery Japan is known for having some of the best seafood in the world, mainly down to how the fish is handled after being caught. The one-day Japanese seafood cookery course will

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UPCOMING COURSES British seafood cookery 1st April 2016 – £198 pp 20th May 2016 – £198 pp

Mediterranean street food and mezze 23rd April – £198 pp 27th May – £198 pp

Asian street food 1st May 2016 – £198 pp 21st June 2016 – £198 pp

Japanese seafood cookery 11th June 2016 – £198 pp 23rd August 2016 – £198 pp

Cooking from Venice to Istanbul 28th and 29th May 2016 – £360 pp 7th and 8th September 2016 – £360 pp

French cookery 23rd and 24th March 2016 – £360 pp 6th and 7th October 2016 – £360 pp

ë MAIN Sample your new creations overlooking the stunning Camel estuary ì ABOVE Hone your culinary skills with help from the professional chefs

teach you how to handle fish the correct way to create some of the best Japanese seafood dishes. Learn how to cook a range of dishes from sushi of salmon, sea bass, scallops and tuna to Japanese fish cakes with spring onions and ginger. By the end of day you’ll be equipped with a recipe folder and will be confident in producing some classic Japanese seafood dishes.

Cooking from Venice to Istanbul Inspired by Rick’s recent adventures of the historic Byzantine Empire, this two-day ‘From Venice to Istanbul’ cooking course will teach you how to cook some of Rick’s favourite recipes. Having mastered some of the recipes Rick found, you will get to enjoy your meal dining at their long ‘en famille’ table, enjoying the breath-taking view of the Camel Estuary while sipping on a glass of Sauvignon Touraine. At the end of the twoday course you’ll leave having developed the skill and enthusiasm for this exotic cuisine, along with a signed copy of Rick’s latest book, From Venice to Istanbul, to continue your very own culinary adventure.

French cookery As part of his French Odyssey TV series, Rick travelled through south west France and explored the region’s culinary heritage. On the two-day French cookery course you’ll learn how to master the cookery of the region including some of the fish, shellfish and meat dishes that Rick discovered on his travels. The French cookery course wouldn’t be complete without creating some traditional French patisserie, so learn how to make some delicious desserts with head pastry chef, Stuart Pate. At the end of the two-day course you’ll receive a complimentary discount voucher, to treat yourself to a gift or some further ingredients from Stein’s Deli.

“Create some superb seafood dishes to impress your family and friends, using fabulous fresh fish from our British shores”

For more information or to book a place on one of the new courses, use the details below.

PADSTOW SEAFOOD SCHOOL Riverside, Padstow PL28 8BY 01841 532700 www.rickstein.com Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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CATCH of the day Experience the taste of Cornwall, wherever you might be, with Wing of St Mawes, The Cornish Fishmonger.

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ing of St Mawes, The Cornish Fishmonger, has been sourcing and selling the freshest, highest quality fish from the Cornish quayside for over 35 years, and wherever you are in the UK, you can have it delivered to your door within 24 hours of landing! Expertly and sustainably caught, you’ll be sharing the catch with some of the UK’s top chefs, including Rick Stein and Nathan Outlaw, as well as many other top London restaurants, which Wing of St Mawes has been supplying for years. That doesn’t mean it comes with a hefty price tag though – it’s often cheaper, and certainly a lot fresher, than any supermarket you’d buy your fish from. If you’ve never ordered your seafood online before, it couldn’t be easier. Visiting the award-winning website is much like taking a trip to your local fishmonger, with the added bonus of not having to leave your home. You’ll have over 30 species of fish to choose from, and you can even decide how you want your fish to arrive – ready filleted,

portioned or whole. Whether you’d like to send that certain someone a tasty gift or set up a monthly fish box order, you can do it all at the click of a button. Simply choose when you’d like your fish to arrive, and the team will prepare, label and package your fish, to be couriered to your door on your specified day. And don’t worry if you’re not there to take delivery, the special cold boxes will keep your seafood fresh until you get home from work. The service doesn’t stop there though – there’s an extensive range of delicious recipes for any of level of cook, as well as expert advice on preparing and cooking fish, and a handy seasonality chart showing what fish to eat when – like vegetables, seafood is seasonal! The friendly team will be on hand to help too, so just pick up the phone if you have any questions about fish. So, why not give them a try and enjoy all the benefits of eating the freshest seafood direct from Cornwall?

é ABOVE The freshest lobster from pot to plate ê BELOW LEFT Rob Wing inspects the catch on the harbour

WING OF ST MAWES 01726 862489 sales@thecornishfishmonger.co.uk www.thecornishfishmonger.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

Special offer As a Cornwall Living reader, Wing of St Mawes is offering you 10% off your next purchase with voucher code ‘CORNWALL10’. And, if you’re a first time customer, you’ll also receive a free 250g pack of the award-winning smoked salmon and a Cornish Fishmonger tea towel.

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FOODIE theatre

Dining at Gravy Boesti, Truro’s boutique bistro, is all about big flavours, beautiful presentation and the experience itself.

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aste and presentation. These are the two main food factors for Scott, Ian and Chris, the attentive and entertaining team at Gravy Boesti. Don’t be fooled by Gravy Boesti’s demure exterior however; within it is a gem of great Cornish cuisine. Nestled into Edward street, near Truro Crown Courts, just a couple minutes walk from the city centre, Gravy Boesti is a theatre as much as an eatery. Step inside and you will discover a chic modern venue with a tranquil secluded courtyard: it’s a gorgeous light airy space for working lunches or catching up with friends. In the evening it transforms into a cosy dining venue with a wonderful intimate atmosphere, a perfect night out. Gravy’s unique open kitchen is the focus of the premises and Head Chef Scott Williams

loves nothing more than to dazzle his patrons with expert and stylish food preparation, TV programmes like Masterchef have brought service to the fore in the collective foodie consciousness, so it’s a real treat to see elegant and delicate dishes being constructed before your very eyes. The restaurant exudes comfort and relaxation. The main dining area is naturally illuminated by central skylight and the interior décor comes together to create a great sense of space, giving the restaurant an open feel. Which is all the more impressive when you take into account the expert chefs preparing their delicious menu a mere couple of feet from the diners. The team at Gravy Boesti love mixing classic and contemporary flavours, with a lot of effort and creativity reflected in the diverse menu. Cornish born and raised Head Chef Scott Williams’ favourite ingredient happens to be chillies, he says: “I love the spice, the heat and the versatility. When used correctly they can enhance both sweet and savoury dishes, and they can be served hot or cold.”

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“I love Cornwall,” says Scott, “it’s a real foodie destination. The wealth of amazing ingredients, the freshness of the produce and the natural beauty on the doorstep make it a perfect place to cook.”

Scott has cooked all over the country but, as with everyone, he was drawn back to Cornwall. “I love Cornwall,” says Scott, “it’s a real foodie destination. The wealth of amazing ingredients, the freshness of the produce and the natural beauty on the doorstep make it a perfect place to cook.” During his time at Cribbs in Falmouth, Scott developed a love for spicy, bold flavours. His introduction to Caribbean cuisine has left its mark on his dishes. Chris, however, is more interested in Italian flavours and most importantly, cheese! “My motto is ‘everything tastes better with cheese’. It’s great in cooking, or in a simple picnic of really good bread and fantastic Cornish cheeses.” Fellow chef Ian is exuberant in his approach; there’s a lot of entertainment involved in watching the team function like

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a well-oiled machine. Featuring fresh local produce, great lunch deals, and an impressive evening menu, it really is well worth making the effort to visit this refreshing establishment. And with the warmer months arriving you can enjoy use of the lovely al fresco courtyard and patio dining area. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12.00 to 2.30 and 5.30 until late. Being a bijou bistro, always popular for its delicious food, it’s always best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

GRAVY BOESTI 01872 222237 info@gravy-boesti.co.uk www.gravy-boesti.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Showcasing quality, timeless pieces hand selected from designer-makers across Cornwall and Scandinavia, the store will bring well made and well designed items from Tom Raffield, Skandinavisk, Iittala, The Cornish Seaweed Bath Company, Stelton and L:a Bruket. Among the products featured, you will find hand-blown Finnish designer glassware, hand-made skincare ranges, candlesticks, organic wool throws and soft furnishings, orginal woven towels, and hand-poured scented candles. We also have an extensive range of Danish Christmas decorations in store.

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Shopping

On trend

Bishop Phillpott, the independent boutique in Truro, bringing international labels to the heart of Cornwall.

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e all know that Cornwall is famed for its stunning beaches, dramatic coastline and fabulous eateries, but sometimes all a girl needs is a fashion fix. Truro boutique Bishop Phillpott is the perfect stop for an afternoon of retail therapy bringing a whole host of established international brands to the heart of Cornwall. We catch up with the mother and daughter team behind Bishop Phillpott, who share some of their favourite labels, perfect for achieving that laid back luxury look, for life in Cornwall and beyond.

360 Cashmere & Duffy NY These two fabulous cashmere brands have become a firm favourite at Bishop Phillpott. Beautiful quality cashmere pieces with that extra design detail that makes them stand out from the crowd. The perfect pairing with luxury denim, these cashmere brands from LA and New York combine the most beautiful colours with unusual shaping. Whether you want to layer up with a luxurious cashmere cardigan or make a statement with a spring bright or fun and quirky print, these brands are the ultimate in wearable luxury.

JBrand & Donna Ida Jeans We all love a fantastic pair of jeans and these brands are the go-to brands for getting that illusive perfect fit. JBrand has long been established as the ultimate in denim, with a huge celebrity following that covers

everyone from Beyonce to Cindy Crawford. And it’s simple to see why once you’ve tried a pair of their fabulous jeans. Not only do they have an amazing fit but they are built to last, maintaining their shape and colour for years. Fast becoming a new favourite amongst Bishop Phillpott ladies, Donna Ida jeans (designed by London-based jean queen Donna Ida) combine a great fit with super soft denim that is just so comfortable to wear.

Paul Smith & Weekend by MaxMara Long established labels at Bishop Phillpott, each season the team carefully hand pick the collections from these brands to be both super wearable, modern and effortlessly stylish. Synonymous with quality pieces that are made to last, these international brands are real favourites at Bishop Phillpott. And there’s a whole host more in store, from long established brands to up and coming designers the focus at Bishop Phillpott is to bring wearable luxury to Cornwall. So, when you’re in the city, why not pop in and take a look? If you can’t wait, simply head over to the website!

BISHOP PHILLPOTT

New Bridge House, 24 New Bridge Street, Truro TR1 2AA 01872 261750 info@bishopphillpott.co.uk www.bishopphillpott.co.uk Find out more online: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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In vogue Take a trip to the online store for the latest looks for early summer.

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ooking for a new outfit to welcome in the arrival of spring? Then why not head over to Brigid Foley’s online store, full of fabulous fashion ideas from the beautifully stocked boutique? Browse through the stunning clothes ranging from casual, smart and unique to classic and elegant. With sizes ranging from 8 to 24, there’s something for everyone and the selection will suit all pockets too. “With spring and summer getting closer, we’re all excited and getting ready for the warmer weather to arrive”, explains Becky. “And with that in mind we’re now excited to receive our new season’s items weekly!” Simply click on to Brigid Foley’s easy-

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to-use website (www.brigidfoley.co.uk), to pick up the latest fashions from the comfort of your own armchair. Shopping online has never been easier. “We have an option on every item to ask a question relating to the product, to help with a less risky order”, continues Becky. “Browse our many categories and follow our ‘New Arrivals’, which are coming in thick and fast weekly. Treat yourself... as the way you look will treat others!”

BRIGID FOLEY

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A green getaway Win a luxury Forest Holiday worth up to £850 One lucky winner and up to three guests could win a three night weekend break with Forest Holidays. You will have access to a two bedroom Silver Birch self-catering cabin complete with private outdoor hot tub on your own deck at Forest Holidays Deerpark in Cornwall. Perfect for families, couples, groups and with specific pet-friendly cabins mean you can bring your dog too!* You can also save 8% on a cabin break at Deerpark taken in 2016, see online for details.

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

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By entering this prize draw you agree to receive marketing material via email, phone and post. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the unsubscribe links in our email correspondence. The prize is non-transferrable and nonexchangeable. No cash alternative available. Winners must be willing to provide their name and country of residence for publicity if required. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winners will be drawn at random after 16th May 2016 with the exception of the Forest Holidays’ competition which will close at 23:59 on 29th April 2016*). The winner will be notified by email within 14 days after the draw closes. Subject to availability.

Win a box of 100 daffodils worth £26.95 With summer slinking its way in, the weather’s never been better for some glorious gifts from Mother Nature. Fentongollan are offering you the chance to win a box of 100 beautiful daffodils grown right here in Cornwall. Whether for yourself to enjoy or perhaps a gift for friends or family, Fentongollan will deliver to any recipient of your choice.

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No purchase necessary. Prize draw open to anyone in the UK age 18 years or over excluding employees of Forest Holidays, Fentongollan, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Wing of St Mawes, Camellia Interiors, Harbour Hotels, Isles of Scilly Travel, Engine House Media, and their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion. One entry per household.

Into the wild Win an incredible grey seal pup release experience This is one experience that money really can’t buy! The Cornish Seal Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates up to 60 grey seal pups every season, and the animal care team are inviting you and five others to take part in releasing pups back into the wild. Releases run from January to May, often at short notice, so flexibility on dates is required. If unable to come down, the team will organise a seal rescue experience day for up to six people at the sanctuary.

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Foodie retreat Win a weekend seafood break in Cornwall worth £700 Win an October weekend break for two with a stay in The Roundhouse Cottage near St Mawes, and a seafood course at the Philleigh Way cookery school, complete with a master class from fishmonger Rob Wing. Learn filleting skills and cook simple flavoursome dishes that you can try at home with your free 20-portion fish box, courtesy of Wing of St Mawes, The Cornish Fishmonger.

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Farrow & Ball paint is synonymous with style. The large levels of pigment, rich resin binders, and the high refractory nature of the key ingredients produce the signature, immersive depth of colour loved by interior design experts worldwide. This is your chance to get creative and win five litres of either Estate Emulsion or Modern Emulsion courtesy of Cornwallbased Camellia Interiors.

Perfectly positioned overlooking Porthminster Beach, St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa offers a fantastic coastal escape all year round. With spectacular views across the water, the hotel enjoys one of Cornwall’s most iconic and breathtaking locations, as you soak up the surroundings in complete style and comfort. Enter online now for a chance to win this wonderful prize!

Isles of wonder Win a family day trip to the Isles of Scilly worth over £300 White sands, turquoise waters, tropical palms… Sometimes we just need an island escape. Scilly offers that other worldly island experience you’d normally have to travel thousands of miles for. So why not travel locally this summer? Enter our competition for a chance to treat the children to something completely different. Fly out of Land’s End Airport and sail back aboard the Scillonian III. The prize includes travel for two adults and up to three children.

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1 A SUBLIME CLIFFTOP MASTERPIECE plaidy, looe, south east cornwall Iconic clifftop house ø private steps to beach and foreshore ø 5 bedrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø kitchen/dining room ø large two storey garage with studio/ workshop ø private gated driveway with ample parking ø magnificent terraced gardens ø woodland garden leading to Plaidy Beach ø 3,149 sq ft ø EPC=D

Savills Cornwall Jonathan Cunliffe jcunliffe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £2.75 million Freehold

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TRANQUIL LOCATION NEAR TREBAH GARDENS helford passage, nr falmouth, south cornwall Helford Passage - 0.5 mile ø 5 double bedrooms ø swimming pool ø countryside views with river glimpses ø striking conservatory ø integral garage with ample storage ø 2,632 sq ft ø EPC=E

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01872 243 200

Guide £1.2 million Freehold

MOMENTS FROM THE BEACH polzeath, north cornwall

Substantial period property ø views over Polzeath Beach ø large private garden ø six bedrooms ø living room ø dining room ø snug and utility room ø ground floor shower room ø 2,708 sq ft ø EPC=F

Savills Cornwall Matthew Rowe mrowe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £895,000 Freehold

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AN IDYLLIC FARMHOUSE WITH ABOUT 60 ACRES withiel, cornwall 5 bedrooms ø 5 bath/shower rooms (2 en suite) ø long private driveway ø stone barn with planning permission for 2 bedroom cottage ø agricultural outbuildings ø large gardens adjoining farmland ø spacious sitting room ø dining room ø orchards, stream, pond ø further land available ø 4,202 sq ft ø EPC=E

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Savills Cornwall Jonathan Cunliffe jcunliffe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £1.65 million Freehold

A PIECE OF PARADISE, ON TRURO'S DOORSTEP killiow, truro, cornwall Idyllic rural setting close to Truro ø beautifully finished ø 4 bedrooms ø 2 holiday cottages ø stables & covered storage ø over 12.5 acres of grounds ø 3,576 sq ft ø EPC=E (main house) ø EPC=D (for both cottages)

Savills Cornwall Jonathan Cunliffe jcunliffe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £1.25 million Freehold

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FAR REACHING PANORAMIC VIEWS st. just in roseland, south cornwall Panoramic water and countryside views ø less than one mile to the waterfront ø 4 bedrooms ø living room leading to terraces ø sauna and Jacuzzi room ø kitchen and breakfast room ø garage and parking ø 2,198 sq ft ø EPC=D

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Savills Cornwall Matthew Rowe mrowe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £900,000 Freehold

CONTEMPORARY WATERFRONT HOUSE WITH COTTAGE port navas, helford, south cornwall Unique creekside house ø open-plan living area ø 3/4 bedrooms ø gardens and woodland ø 400ft of creek frontage ø moorings on licence ø double garage ø detached studio cottage ø about 2.26 acres ø 2,633 sq ft ø EPC=G (main house) ø EPC=C (cottage)

Savills Cornwall Jonathan Cunliffe jcunliffe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £1.65 million Freehold

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LIGHT AND SPACIOUS HOME IN CREEKSIDE SETTING mylor, falmouth, south cornwall 0.5 mile to Mylor Yacht Harbour ø beautiful house overlooking creek ø foreshore and mooring (on licence) ø double garage/boat store ø 5 bedrooms ø 3 reception rooms ø established landscaped gardens ø study ø 2,206 sq ft ø EPC=F

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Savills Cornwall Jonathan Cunliffe jcunliffe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £1.25 million Freehold

OCCUPYING A WORLD-CLASS SETTING IN ST MAWES st mawes, south cornwall Tastefully restored Victorian house ø prime position with direct water access ø south facing gardens ø mooring on licence ø 4 bedrooms ø 3 bath/shower rooms ø 1,770 sq ft ø EPC=E

Savills Cornwall Jonathan Cunliffe jcunliffe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £1.95 million Freehold

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ATTRACTIVE FARMHOUSE NEAR THE FOWEY ESTUARY lostwithiel, mid cornwall 4 bedrooms ø cottage with 2 bedrooms ø paddock and orchards ø large outbuilding ø large farmhouse kitchen/dining room ø 29 ft sitting room ø study and library ø lush well-stocked gardens ø EPC=D (main house) ø EPC=C (cottage) ø 4,601 sq ft ø 6.65 acres

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Savills Cornwall Jonathan Cunliffe jcunliffe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £925,000 Freehold

RIVERSIDE MASTERPIECE WITH DIRECT WATER ACCESS fowey, south cornwall Renovated 4 storey harbourside townhouse ø 2 reception rooms ø 4 bedroom suites ø 3 balconies ø private steps to foreshore ø outhaul mooring ø parking ø garden terrace ø 1,750 sq ft ø EPC=C

Savills Cornwall Ben Davies bmdavies@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £1.4 million Freehold

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CONTEMPORARY CREEKSIDE HIDEAWAY feock, south cornwall Overlooking Restronguet Creek ø 4/5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms ø guest annexe ø high quality contemporary finish ø modern open-plan living area ø spacious and adaptable interior layout ø parking for several cars/boats ø 2,073 sq ft ø EPC=D

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Savills Cornwall Ben Davies bmdavies@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £825,000 Freehold

FABULOUS PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS trevone, padstow, north cornwall Built in 2009 ø 5 bedrooms ø footpath to beach ø open plan sitting/dining room ø garage & parking ø hand crafted kitchen ø study ø enclosed lawned gardens ø terrace & balconies ø 3,408 sq ft ø EPC=C

Savills Cornwall Matthew Rowe mrowe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £1.8 million Freehold

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ST. IVES, west cornwall

NR HELFORD, south cornwall

Panoramic sea views ø unique lantern sitting room ø 500 yards to St Ives harbour ø 2 bedrooms ø kitchen/dining room ø parking and storage ø 1,101 sq ft ø EPC=C

Detached house sub-divided into 2 units ø footpath to creek ø 1.5 miles to Helford Village ø 4 bedrooms in total ø 3 reception rooms ø swimming pool & terrace ø requiring some refurbishment ø 3,053 sq ft ø EPC=G

Guide £675,000

Guide £550,000 Freehold

Savills Cornwall mrowe@savills.com 01872 243 200

Savills Cornwall jcunliffe@savills.com 01872 243 200

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ST BREWARD, mid cornwall

ST IVES, west cornwall

4 bedroom owners' house ø 6 letting cottages ø PP for 5 further cottages ø large agricultural barn suitable for alternative uses STPP ø 2 further cottages available by separate negotiation ø about 5.8 acres ø EPC=D,E,F

Spectacular sea views ø planning permission for redevelopment ø 6 beds ø double garage ø 2 reception rooms ø 2 conservatories ø private driveway approach ø landscaped gardens ø 3,988 sq ft ø EPC=F

Guide £1.1 million Freehold

Guide £1.25 million Freehold

Savills Cornwall mrowe@savills.com 01872 243 200

Savills Cornwall bmdavies@savills.com 01872 243 200

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1 DREAMING OF POLDARK cape cornwall, west cornwall Renovated and restored coastal mansion ø awe-inspiring sea and coastal views ø 10 bedrooms ø additional 3 bedroom holiday apartment ø 3 reception rooms ø geo-thermal heat pumps and underfloor heating ø 3 paddocks and school ø walled garden, garaging and stable block ø Grade II listed ø 11,660 sq ft

Savills Cornwall Jonathan Cunliffe jcunliffe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £3 million Freehold

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TWO INTERCONNECTING APARTMENTS feock, south cornwall Elegant waterfront mansion ø 2 apartments available as a whole or separately ø use of private slipway ø up to 3 bedrooms ø communal waterfront grounds of 6.7 acres ø 2 garages & parking ø licensed moorings available (at discretion of harbour authority) ø use of private squash court ø 1,959 sq ft ø EPC=F

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Savills Cornwall Jonathan Cunliffe jcunliffe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £845,000 Leasehold

CLIFFSIDE COTTAGE WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS polperro, nr looe, south east cornwall Gorgeous coastal house ø cliffside private gardens ø 3 bedrooms (master en suite) ø lower garden with private path ø family room / bedroom 4 ø kitchen/breakfast room ø access for quad bike with store ø 1,561 sq ft ø EPC=F

Savills Cornwall Jonathan Cunliffe jcunliffe@savills.com

01872 243 200

Guide £1 million Freehold

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Take a breath and deal with the day-to-day stresses of everyday life, with a little help from Amanda Winwood.

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ow do you deal with stress? Juggling family and work among the rush of London life? We all have times when we need to restore some balance and “catch our breath”. My work with Made for Life and Spiezia often takes me away from home. Days can be long, with lots of meetings. Do I love what I do? Absolutely. Can it be challenging at times? Without a doubt. So, I thought I would share a simple method I use – every day and at least eight times a day – it takes just one minute. ONE MINUTE BREATHING Find a quiet spot ideally (although I have used this on the tube in London in rush hour – it still works!). Ground yourself by putting both feet on the ground (hip-width apart) and take a deep breath, through the nostrils preferably. When you breathe in, you should feel your belly gently expand. Exhale through the mouth, feeling your belly slowly contract. Repeat 5-6 times. I usually close my eyes whilst I do this and encourage you to do the same.

When you are done have a gentle stretch or wiggle your fingers and toes. Repeat as often as is necessary. Just take that minute… for you. PUT SPRING INTO YOUR STEP Many people are training for marathons (including our own lovely Juliette, Manager of the Made for Life Foundation). With this in mind, it’s time to think about our feet! How are yours? Local company, Celtic & Co, definitely has your feet in mind with its gorgeous Celt boots and Seasalt offers great shoes too. Giving your feet and toes some TLC is vital.

Hugs from Amanda x

Amanda is well known for her organic range ‘Spiezia’, which is available in the spa of Browns Hotel, Mayfair, and also as founder of the Made For Life Foundation, working with people recovering from cancer. www.spieziaorganics.com

Your spring treat for feet, homemade scrub Ingredients

1 tablespoon of baking soda 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (Demerara) 1 tablespoon of olive oil A handful of chopped mint (fresh is best) – optional

Method Mix together before taking a bath or shower and pop into a waterproof container. Use to soften feet and this scrub can be used on elbows and knees too. Mint gives a great scent to uplift if used.

Did you know?

Feet have no oil glands so keeping them softened through applying balms and oils is great for their health!

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