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We explore the reaches of the enigmatic Heritage Coast

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otted with the remains of Cornwall’s industrial past, with engine houses jutting out of the landscape and standing watch over our shores, the Heritage Coast is an outdoor paradise. Whether you’re looking to brush up on your local history, lace up your boots and walk the South West Coast Path, or get your adrenaline pumping out on the water, the Heritage Coast has it all. From page 31, for those hoping to enjoy a bucket and spade day on the beach, we take a look at a few of our favourite spots along this fabulous stretch of coast. For those looking to get out on the water, page 35 explores some superb water sports and activities, to help you start filling your itinerary erhaps you re simply here to ma e the most of orn all s famed foodie scene, in hich case you ll find everything you need to tempt your taste buds from page 39. We also have some fantastic ideas for those holidaying with their hounds, including must-have accessories for those long coastal walks (page 27) as well as day care (page 28). All of this, plus a selection of superb coastal stays (from page 18) and even a look at the area’s luxury property market (page 14)!

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Contents

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FEATURES

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Got to experience

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Map

A trip to Rebellion A useful guide

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Heritage views

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Oceanic appeal

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Moving home?

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Away from it all

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Turn to page 31 for a few of our favourite spots along the Heritage Coast

All the latest from the Heritage Coast Talking property with Rohrs & Rowe Britannia Lanes can help At North Coast Holiday Cottages

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Escape to luxury with Oyster Bay

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Streamline your changeover schedule

he service you deserve

Catch up with My Place in Cornwall

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Inspiration to invent

We meet the creators of Dicky Bag

hound s home from home

Introducing Duchy Dogs Daycare

most fine coastline

A few of our favourite spots by the sea

cean adventures

From surfboards to skis

oastal cuisine

Flavours of the Heritage Coast

he finest of avour

Introducing Dan’s Cornish Kitchen

ummer collection

New season trends at Weird Fish

each your letting potential

With Cornish Traditional Cottages

The complete package

Splendid stays at St Enodoc Hotel

The story so far

Celebrating Oltco’s 15th anniversary

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Explore the Heritage Coast with plenty to keep all the family entertained and beautiful scenery at every turn.

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32 Stepper Point

1 Gwithian

19 Porthcothan

33 Padstow Museum

2 Godrevy

20 Treyarnon Bay

34 Camel Trail

3 Portreath

21 Constantine Bay

35 Cornwall Airport Newquay

4 Porthtowan

22 Booby’s Bay

36 Camel Creek Adventure Park

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5 Chapel Porth

23 Mother Ivey’s Bay

37 Goss Moor National Nature Reserve

6 St Agnes

24 Harlyn Bay

38 Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

7 Perranporth

25 Trevone Bay

39 Heartlands Cornwall

8 Holywell Bay

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Mawga

40 Tehidy Country Park

9 Poly Joke

SITES OF INTEREST

10 Crantock

26 Godrevy Lighthouse

11 Fistral

27 Wheal Coates

12 Towan

28 Monkey Hut

13 Great Western

29 Blue Reef Aquarium

14 Tolcarne

30 Newquay Zoo

15 Lusty Glaze

31 Tregudda Gorge

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Newquay

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Godrevy Heritage Coast 26

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Coastal Valley Camp and Crafts is located in a beautiful valley near Ne uay, surrounded by lush grassland, trees and a babbling stream – it provides the perfect rural oasis to retreat to after a day spent at one of eight local beaches. Mixing camping and glamping for families and couples to ic off their shoes, un ind and recharge in a beautiful landscaped valley. The sound of the babbling stream harmonises with the robins and song thrush and without a car or house in sight, it really is a bit of ornish bliss he farm shop, latinum a arded toilets and showers and visiting street food providers make this eco-camp site truly unique and unforgettable.

Barbeque style lodge features a central barbe ue for a cosy escape sleeping four, it’s the perfect option for families. Then there’s the Safari style tent which provides the real ‘wow’ factor. Sleeping six there are three bedrooms, a fully e uipped itchen, bathroom and a cosy log burning stove in the living room. Then there’s the idyllic ooden od, sleeping t o for a romantic getaway. Wake up to beautiful rural views and sit out on the outside deck with your morning coffee or a glass of wine as the sun descends. There’s also camping on site if you prefer to pitch up, as ell as a range of or shops to get stuc into, from illo weaving to slate painting.

The glamping on offer is pretty spectacular with a variety of options. The luxurious

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Atlantic azure blue waves spilling onto golden sandy beaches – the hidden gem of Newquay surely has to be the incredible array of marine wildlife inhabiting its many reefs and secluded coves. Experience their natural habitat whilst learning about the perils these enigmatic creatures face during a seal cove safari or a sustainable fishing adventure, aboard eco catamaran po er boats, ith Newquay Sea Safaris and Fishing! he cre s ethical motto is loo , love, don t lose it , hich is evident as they ta e you around spotting for rare eltic seals, dolphins or seabirds along the Heritage Coast. They do their part to ensure this Cornish pocket of the blue planet can remain ild, free and unspoilt, supporting local Cornish marine community projects through rescue, research and education work. So if you’re hoping to discover the eritage oast from the ater, hy not explore with care with Newquay Sea Safaris and Fishing? For more information call 07582 466122 or visit www. newquayseasafarisandfishing.co.uk

Get creative with Kernowcraft! Could jewellery making be your new hobby to help you relax and unwind? erno craft, located in erranporth, has been providing jewellery supplies for creatives in Cornwall and across the world for over 50 years. Online you’ll find colourful gemstones, spar ling beads, e ellery ire, threads, findings, books and tools to help you create beautiful handmade designs. Whether you’re a complete beginner or e perienced e eller, the

knowledgeable Kernowcraft team make it easy for you to learn techni ues, ith online tutorials and jewellery making kits perfect for beginners. While Kernowcraft doesn’t have a shop to bro se, you are welcome to call into their counter service to get up, close and personal with those sparkly gems! For more information call 01872 573888 or visit www.kernowcraft.com

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hidden foodie gem

Have you visited the Aggie recently? Located on the stunning north coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, St Agnes has a fascinating history with its mining and seafaring heritage. Part of this rich background, at least since the 17th century, is The St Agnes Hotel. For nearly four centuries an inn has occupied this site. When tin mining in the area brought the railway to St Agnes, the need for a commercial hotel arose and now, the ‘Aggie’ (as locals know it) is a traditional, lively pub, bed and breakfast, parts of which are quintessentially Cornish with bare stone walls and tiled oors ituated at the heart of the village, the vibe here is relaxed and authentic, with menus offering an eclectic mix of dishes to tempt even the fussiest of taste buds, and a smart-casual dining room that’s great for occasions. In the summer, the large decking is just perfect for drinks in the sun – why not stop by and enjoy your morning coffee before hitting the beach? The Aggie is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a number of traditional pub favourites alongside more unique dishes, based on andlord erry s surfing travels around the world.

Tucked away on the side of Quay Road, leading do n to t gnes beach, you ll find the uir y, beach-hut style café that is Genki. With its beautiful secluded garden, you can relax in the suntrap and be enveloped by nature, whilst enjoying the delicious indulgences the café has to offer.

ou ill also find erry s ife, Nathalie s aribbean in uence on the menu and, as Jerry tells us: “with two young children, we like to provide some healthy but realistic dishes for kids, too.” With exceptional food, coffee, monthly charity quiz nights and the popular Thali nights (booking recommended!), plus six cosy en-suite bed and breakfast suites, if you’re planning a trip to the north coast, be sure to make the St Agnes Hotel a part of your itinerary. For more information call 01872 552307 or visit www.stagneshotel.co.uk

Genki places a focus on high quality, fresh and local ingredients. As well as Falmouth-based Yallah Coffee, you can enjoy a refreshing smoothie or smoothie bowl packed with nutrients, a delicious stac of a es, or one of the day’s homemade cakes – including vegan and gluten free options. What’s more, smoothies, salads and sandwiches can be made fresh and bespoke to your preferences! Open from 10am until 4pm, Tuesday to Friday, plus 10am until 5pm on weekends (daily during the summer holidays), with themed foodie evenings during the summer and bacon bap barbeques from 10am on Sundays; if you’re a foodie, Genki is a must visit. For more information call 01872 555858 or visit www.genkicornwall.co.uk

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We catch up with luxury property agents, Rohrs & Rowe, and get their take on what makes the Heritage Coast such a popular location for buyers.

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he Heritage Coast epitomises the ultimate lifestyle by the sea. Think stunning views, sheltered coves, superb surfing, sandy beaches, excellent golf courses and long coastal walks atop the South West Coast Path. Not to mention that the offering of restaurants and independent retailers here means you can en oy some of the finest food and ares that Cornwall has to offer. As you might expect in such a beautiful part of the world, the property here is highly desirable, offering owners the perfect base from which to capitalise on the Cornish lifestyle. Martyn Rohrs, co-founder of award-winning luxury property agents, Rohrs & Rowe, tells us: “We have had particular success along the Heritage Coast at the start of this year, with most properties selling under competitive

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bidding. We have even had good offers on some off mar et properties n the first uarter of the year we sold over £3.5million worth of property in the area, and have many cash buyers looking for property priced between £400,000 and £4million. The supply of good property to the market is generally low this year, so we are in need of more property to supply the demand. We’re always looking to add to our uni ue property portfolio The Heritage Coast is probably most famous for its spectacular beaches and orld reno ned surfing hot spots you ll have trouble just deciding which beach to visit Ne uay s istral is probably the most famous, artyn continues, but there are many fantastic beaches to choose from along this stretch of coast that are just as popular, like Watergate Bay and Holywell Bay. Then there’s the Seven Bays area a little further north, here you ll also be spoilt for choice But it’s not just sea and sand that draw so many to the shores of the Heritage Coast. It is a fantastic area for wildlife too, with numerous spots to visit and observe seals and seabirds, as well as dolphins, which can

often be spotted along the coast and even swimming alongside stand up paddle boarders on calmer days. What’s more, there’s a multitude of luxury hotels, many of which command scintillating views of the sea hese are e ually perfect for visitors as they are for those who live here, offering the chance to en oy some rest and rela ation many with their own award winning spas! In addition to all of this, Cornwall’s foodie scene is one of the best in the country, and the Heritage Coast alone is home to a selection of superb celebrity-owned restaurants, including amie liver s ifteen at atergate ay, ic tein at istral and the airy i ers favourite, he ish ouse, Ne uay o ever, artyn s business partner, Matthew Rowe, tells us: “Our personal favourites are the myriad of unsung heroes along the coast, from the fabulous Beach Hut at Watergate Bay or live music while you dine at Lusty Glaze, to Schooners at St Agnes or listening to Tunes in the Dunes at Perranporth’s Watering Hole. This part of the county has the ability to make you feel like you are on holiday, even when you live here. There’s something about the rela ed, surfie vibe that rubs off on everything and everyone, and that makes it such an appealing place to call home. Martyn and Matthew bring a wealth of local knowledge to the table, having successfully sold many of the area’s best houses. If you’re considering a move to Cornwall, or have a property along the Heritage Coast that you’d like to sell, ohrs o e are perfectly e uipped to help

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MOVING WITH THE TIMES We catch up with Cornish business Britannia Lanes and learn more about their growing portfolio of services.

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or increasingly more people, holidaying in Cornwall just isn’t enough anymore, with many deciding to make the permanent move here. Cornwall offers both the ultimate lifestyle by the sea, as well as the perfect retirement, especially for those who are escaping the stresses of city life. One company that sees a lot of relocations is Cornish removals company, Britannia Lanes. Established over 40 years ago and having built a sterling reputation, this family run firm has helped countless happy families start their new lives in Cornwall over the years. Many clients from outside the county use Britannia Lanes as a company they know they can trust, and it s fair to say that the string of five star reviews this company has achieved really speak for themselves. It isn’t just those moving to Cornwall that can benefit from ritannia anes unrivalled service, though ith the recent re launch of the company’s website, Britannia Lanes, which has always had a price guide for the UK, now offers a price guide for those moving to and from Europe, as well as an

international price guide for people moving to Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and South Africa. This makes such a daunting move just that little bit easier, especially knowing you can still rely on the Britannia team’s safe hands half way around the world! Businesses, too, are well served by ritannia anes Not only can o ce moves be seamlessly made with as little disruption to their day to day runnings, this fantastic ornish business no offers onfidential Shredding Bags, which can be purchased online. These bags allow individuals and businesses ho have confidential information to get rid of to do so safely and securely. If you re disposing of up to five bags, you can deliver them to Britannia Lanes, who will destroy them for you more than five, and the team will come and collect. If you generate regular amounts of confidential aste, Britannia Lanes’ shredding collection service can also include a free shredding console, hich is securely installed in your o ce and emptied regularly, to a schedule that suits you and your business.

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Back to removals and it’s fair to say that Britannia Lanes offers a comprehensive removals and storage service. As Managing Director, Mark Lane, explains: here s no one si e fits all here ur approach is centred on listening to our clients’ needs and then accommodating them as best as possible. This often includes informing them on the alternative solutions that they may not have thought of – giving them options, to either save money or reduce the hassle for them.” But where the removals service gets really smart is in Mark and the team's video surveys. Using specially developed software, the client gives a tour of their house via their smartphone or tablet. Mark tells us: “We get a very clear understanding of their needs and concerns aving some face to face interaction, albeit through technology, helps provide a personal touch – we’re not just an anonymous company!” Using the survey, Mark uses his experience to work out the number of boxes and overall

MAIN Whether you're relocating to Cornwall, or half way around the world, you can rely on the professionals at Britannia Lanes

volume required, creating a detailed itinerary. “It’s an extremely effective way of identifying any issues, such as items that will require extra special care, in advance of arrival. Video surveys make our estimates much more accurate, and also mean our crews are far better informed on what to expect, and the kind of packaging they’ll need.” So, if you’re thinking of making a move or have commercial needs that Britannia Lanes can help with, why not head to the new website and go from there? It may just be the smartest move you ever make!

LEFT Your home and furniture in safe hands INSET Live video surveys enable Mark to gain a clear picture of exactly what's needed for each individual move

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

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Pop to the local Whether you want to spend some quality time ith ust the t o of you, or ta e the family for a pub lunch or dinner, The Portreath Arms is perfect for all occasions. han s to its location, it s ithin easy distance whether you’re on foot or two wheels. Natalie tells us: “We love the Portreath Arms and have seen it transform in recent years to the pub it is now, and it’s still transforming now!” Head to the beach The beach at Portreath is, quite simply, a ‘must visit’ for everyone, including dog lovers, beach goers, swimmers and photographers. There is a seasonal dog ban there between Easter and October, from 7am until 7pm, but outside of those dates and hours, it’s very much a haven for hounds! The view from the top of Tregay Hill is breathta ing, especially on a arm, clear day ou ll find a shop here ith everything you need for your day’s supplies, several good pubs and two restaurants beside the beach car par , all offering great food at reasonable prices. The sandy beach is loved by families, so much so that you could easily spend the whole day there. Stretch your legs he al from ehidy oods to Deadman s Cove begins through the Tehidy Country ar ildlife area and is home to famously friendly s uirrels, but be sure to eep your dog on the lead! The route follows through Tehidy Woods to oombe before crossing the es a eage Do ns to reach the north cliffs near Deadman s ove From here, follow the coast path along the top of the steep cliffs to Basset’s Cove before re entering ehidy ounty ar , passing through the bluebell woods of the North Cliffs Plantation and completing the circular route.

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

é ABOVE The utmost in holiday luxury

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

NORTH COAST HOLIDAY COTTAGES N ew Portreath R oad, R edruth, C ornwall, TR 16 4Q L 07456 865 8567 www.northcoastholidaycottages.co.uk

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Visit Our Showroom For more information call 01209 213701 or visit www.mhooringspecialists.co.uk

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REDEFINING

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Discover Oyster Bay Coastal & Country Retreat this summer, putting luxury into lodges.

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Redefine your Cornish holiday experience

yster Bay Coastal & Country Retreat is the perfect antidote to modern living. We all need some time to step back and switch off, and what better way to do that than to escape to the spectacular Cornish coastline? With a 12-month season, your holiday time becomes anytime! Oyster Bay sits in the idyllic village of Goonhavern, just to the east of Perranporth, where water sports enthusiasts thrive; think lazy picnics on the beach, coastal walks and the chance to catch some famous Cornish surf. Perfectly placed midway between St Agnes and Constantine Bay, you’re only a hop, skip and jump away from your dream holiday home! f you re loo ing for a five star holiday experience where everything is on your doorstep, then holiday home ownership at Oyster Bay is for you. And as an owner on this beautiful park you will have access to a range of excellent facilities including an exclusive Owners' Lounge, indoor pool and leisure complex, children’s adventure park and The New Inn Pub and Restaurant, which serves a range of fresh and delicious meals, perfect after a busy day of exploring. For the adventurers in the family, Oyster Bay offers paddle boarding, bike-hire and indsurfing too

lose by, you ll find an incredible array of days out, attractions and activities to suit the whole family and because the team at Oyster Bay know owners don’t like to leave their furry friends behind, the park is also pet-friendly. This is a luxury caravan park that will redefine your par e perience hese are beyond caravans, these are stunning, luxury holiday homes and lodges that we know you’ll love. With an array of holiday homes and lodges to suit all tastes and budgets, it’s time to take a break from your every day at Oyster Bay.

OYSTER BAY COASTAL & COUNTRY RETREAT

H alt R oad, G oonhavern TR 4 9Q E M artin.K nowles@p arkleisure.co.uk www.p arkleisure.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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

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

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With a service that’s quickly expanding across the Duchy, Holiday Home Waste Collection could be the changeover day solution you’ve been looking for.

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f you’re the proud owner of a holiday home in orn all but find yourself rushed off your feet on changeover days, perhaps local, family run business, oliday ome aste ollection could be of service While yielding excellent rental performance and helping many people fund their coastal lifestyle, holiday homes in orn all have recently had to face ne legislation regarding aste disposal orn all ouncil no classes holiday home aste as commercial aste, meaning it s no longer dealt ith by domestic aste carriers o have it collected by the ouncil, holiday home o ners are no re uired to pay and sign into month contracts, and hile the ouncil does recommended a fe other companies, their collection days unfortunately don t al ays coincide ith changeovers ith this in mind, oliday ome aste ollection introduced a personable collection service to suit individual holiday home o ners, offering a uni ue service and clean bins hen guests arrive, ithout a binding contract, hereby o ners can call up at anytime should a callout or any assistance be re uired ned by ennifer ro n, this ornish business has family at its core ndeed, ennifer s family have all become involved hile still progressing in their o n careers, collecting on both the north and south ornish coasts on different changeover days, introducing their o n ideas and enthusiasm to help gro the business, al ays providing second to none service

he company is an nvironment gency egistered aste arrier, serving holiday lets all along the coast from ude to en ance, as ell as covering o ey one day a ee here are t o options ithin this incredible service and both are proving to be e tremely popular, so be sure to get in touch to see hich ill suit you better he service includes the bags, removal of general aste, and glass recycling ins are also chec ed, cleaned and left ith a ne bin liner hey encourage the separation of glass from general aste, hich is collected by a company called ornish ullet verything else can then be placed into one bag and ta en to ennifer and the team s site, here it is collected by a recycling and recovery company ecyclable items are then sold on, hile non recyclables are incinerated, producing green energy that gets sent straight to the electrical grid very e cient service indeed iven the recent changes in legislation, it ma es sense to arrange a aste disposal service that suits you, rather than paying for one that doesn t, so hy not give oliday ome aste ollection a call and streamline your schedule

é INSET The Holiday Home Waste Collection team will collect all the rubbish from your holiday let, saving you time and hassle during changeovers

LEFT Jennifer's family, Charlie and Danny, both carpenters, and Hollie, who is a nurse

HOLIDAY HOME WASTE COLLECTION Trerice Orchard, Burlawn, Wadebridge PL27 7LE 01208 815060 | 07814 934978 | 07507 019063 info@holidayhomewastecollection.co.uk hollie@holidayhomewastecollection.co.uk holidayhomewastecollection www.holidayhomewastecollection.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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THE SERVICE We catch up with My Place in Cornwall and discover what sets this outstanding Cornish estate agency apart.

é MAIN The team love spending time on the local beach! ê BELOW

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state agency in Cornwall, according to My Place in Cornwall, is much more than simply helping clients buy and sell property. It’s about embracing the local area, understanding it inside out and being passionate about not just the properties they sell, but the local communities, amenities and the lifestyle that the Duchy has to offer. Cornwall is blessed with a great selection of unique homes and My Place In Cornwall

define a uni ue home as one hich has characteristics that set it apart. It could be picture postcard view across the landscape, the period features of a village cottage, or stunning architecture that oozes the wow factor. "We recognise 'unique' as something that deserves to be presented at its very best by using stunning imagery, stylish videos and thought provoking drone views. Our database of buyers come to us because they know they're going to find something out of the ordinary, a property that they will be proud to call their home," says Managing Director, Richard Yeo. When you become a client of My Place In Cornwall, the process is all about achieving the desired outcome for you and your family. "We want you to feel reassured, comfortable with the process of selling and most of all, we want to minimise any stress that comes with selling your home," explains Richard. Importantly, Richard and the team know the local north Cornwall area extremely well. The agency was born in Wadebridge back in 2008 and many of the staff live in the local area. During the summer months, they love nothing more than family time spent on the stunning local beaches and it's this level of local knowledge and hands-on experience of the

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area that can help you to find the right buyer for your property. Of course, style and substance is an important part of presenting your property at its very best, which is why My Place In Cornwall utilise the latest modern marketing tools to proliferate the reach of a property. “We’ve built an enviable database of prospective buyers over the last ten years, both locally, nationally, even internationally,” explains Candice Nicholson, My Place’s Sales and Business Development Manager. “This helps us promote your property to the widest possible reach, enabling a sales process that can help you achieve the right offer from the right buyer.” What’s more, this fantastic Cornish agency recently launched their brand new website, combining these ingredients to encompass all the crucial elements required to run a successful agency. Candice continues: “Modern marketing is about engaging with your audience and creating content that brings them back time and time again. We like to think that we help our audience to aspire to make the most of a unique lifestyle in a unique county.” While modern estate agency may have seen a shift towards a ‘hands-off’, DIY approach

with cheaper fees and, often, no commission, My Place in Cornwall chooses to stick to their core belief that unique property deserves the support of a professional and pro-active agency to achieve the very best results. As Candice puts it: “When you become a client of ours, you can rest assured that you’ll always receive a five star, a ard inning service here all that matters to us is that we achieve the best result.” Richard, Candice and the team are fortunate to have an impressive database of past and current clients, each of whom use their service because they trust it to relieve their fears, concerns or stress levels when selling their property. Many are repeat customers too, who clearly have a lot of trust in My Place in Cornwall. “This is why our brand will never join the crowd in offering ‘cheap’ fees and a reduced level of service, ichard finishes “We believe there are a multitude of property owners who appreciate and are happy to invest in a premium service to achieve the right result for them.” If you are considering marketing your property, you can get started today by booking your free market appraisal with My Place In Cornwall, where you'll learn all about how Richard and the team can utilise the very best in modern marketing to help you achieve the results you deserve.

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Location, architecture, or both – what makes your property unique?

MY PLACE IN CORNWALL 01208 813874 info@myp laceincornwall.co.uk www.myp laceincornwall.co.uk

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Tel: 01637 830205 Email: info@stpiransinn.co.uk www.stpiransinn.co.uk

St Pirans Inn & Coffee House stands at the beginning of a path that runs through natural sand dunes down to Holywell Bay beach, which is one of only a handful of dog friendly holiday spots in Cornwall. Our establishment is always happy to welcome four-legged friends too. We are a seasonal business which opens in March and closes at the end of October, each and every year. Lunch and dinner served daily, as well as our in-house Coffee Shop which offers cream teas, cakes and savoury snacks outside of food serving times. We also offer accommodation. All bedrooms are en-suite, with Wi-Fi, flat screen TV’s, towels, and hot drinks making facilities are also provided. Minimum of two nights stay is required during the school holidays and any bank holiday. We are open 11AM - LATE Lunch 12PM - 2.30PM Dinner 5.30PM - 8.45PM Sunday 5.30PM - 8.30PM

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TO INVENT Enjoy your walk along the coast path with a clear conscience thanks to Dicky Bag.

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ogs are very much part of our families and in Cornwall we’re lucky to have a brilliant selection of varied walks allowing us to enjoy the beauty of the county and give our dogs the walk of their dreams. On the dog-friendly Heritage Coast there are beautiful beaches and miles of stunning footpath walks along the South West Coast ath but you ll find one similarity among both; a distinct lack of bins, only to be expected considering how awkward they would be to empty. We hear from Dicky Bag owner, Mandy, who tells us: “I noticed this problem and the resulting issue of dog mess and dumped bags over 10 years ago and, being a bit of a mini crusader, decided that rather than moan about the situation, I would attempt to resolve the problem. All the excuses for this bad behaviour re ected on a lac of bins, so to me the solution was a portable airtight bin that fits to a lead, bag or person and means you could guarantee there’s always a bin when and where you need it.” To create Dicky Bag, Mandy approached a local company based in Lostwithiel who specialise in high-end neoprene products and asked them to make a prototype – and

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they still use the same company today. “We even pitched our product idea to the BBC Dragons in 2013 but for them to be interested in us, they wanted to stop production in Cornwall and relocate it abroad so they could have higher returns. My principals are too strong and I point blank refused their suggestion,” Mandy tells us. “I’m about solving a problem, not becoming rich and I think that’s why we never got our 15 minutes of fame!” Dicky Bag is a small family business that’s got to where it is through hard work and perseverance. The company is also an o cial partner of National ar s, ey contributor to the N cotland campaign and the product has been recommended by teve en inson, advisor to the ennel Club on BBC’s Country File Autumn Diaries, stating: “When you make it easy for people to do the right thing, they will.”

DICKY BAG LIMITED

R owan H ouse, S t M ary’ s R oad, N ewq uay TR 7 1J U 01637 874849 enq uiries@dickybag.com www.dickybag.com Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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DOGGY DAYCARE Provide your dog with the attention and love they deserve with Duchy Dogs Daycare.

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ocated just outside of Redruth (between Falmouth and Truro), you’ll find Duchy Dogs Daycare, a dog-sitting service that couldn’t be further from the kennel environment, where your four-legged friend can enjoy a purpose-built facility with six acres of land to explore. You can relax knowing your pooch will be loo ed after and supervised by a ualified dog daycare trainer, competent in pack management with basic training included throughout the day. It’s like a nursery is for children but for dogs, and is council licensed and insured with secure fencing enabling safe off-lead freedom. There’s even an edible garden featuring plants that dogs can eat which have different properties for health and wellbeing. We hear from owner Kirsty Stevenson who tells us: “Our customers love the fact that their dogs are able to socialise and are taught how to behave around other dogs, they’re always tired when they come home, and excited to come back to daycare to see all their furry friends.” The focus on behaviour training and exercise at Duchy Dogs has meant that customers see less unwanted behaviours at home. It also means your pup has improved manners

when out and about around other dogs and generally will be more docile thanks to lots of interaction during the day. Duchy Dogs stands out from other dog care services thanks to the cage and kennel free environment. “We are a small, bespoke service which means each dog gets training and one-to-one attention throughout the day,” Kirsty explains. “What we provide is ideal for people who don’t want to leave their dog alone at home for a long time due to work or going out for the day somewhere their dog can’t go.” Duchy Dogs also offer limited spaces to daycare dogs for home boarding, should you wish to go away for an extended period of time. This service means your dog can stay with Kirsty as part of the family in her cottage on the outskirts of Redruth, going to daycare to play with other dogs during the day and going on outings to the beach at the weekend. The great thing about this is that it’s a home from home environment.

é ABOVE Your dog will love exploring acres of open countryside and making new friends

DUCHY DOGS DAYCARE

S inns C ommon, R adnor TR 16 4BH 07521 151732 info@duchydogsdaycare.com www.duchydogsdaycare.com

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UNIQUE FLOORING SOLUTIONS Absolute Flooring (SW) Ltd, Old school industrial park, Moorland Road, Indian queens, TR9 6JP

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S U P P LY I N G A L L Y O U R B E A C H A N D SURFING NEEDS FOR OVER 35 YEARS

Pop in and see Mary, Hotdog and the gang! The Old Garage, Peterville Sq, St Agnes TR5 0RE T: 01872 552574 www.aggiesurfshop.com aggiesurfshop

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Just some of our favourite spots along the beautiful Heritage Coast.

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f you’re staying on, or near, the Heritage Coast, you’ve probably already pencilled some beach days into your diary. Whether you’re looking for a bucket and spade day where the kids can run free, or would prefer to keep your toes sand free with family attractions or a stroll atop the coast path whilst drinking in heady views across the ocean, you’re in the right place. While it’s nigh on impossible to choose a favourite, here are just a few of our favourite spots by the sea along the Heritage Coast.

MAIN Wheal Coates near St Agnes – Poldark country! é TOP

Bedruthan Steps, steeped in legend

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Gwithian The coastline between Gwithian and St Agnes forms part of an Area of Outstanding Natural eauty, ith ide, far ung sands and breathtaking walks along the South West Coast Path. Gwithian itself boasts a wealth of wildlife with no less than four nature reserves, while the beach itself is a haven for surfers, making for some fantastic spectator sport – if you’re not hitting the breaks yourself, that is!

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Here at Paws-Cothan I provide a dedicated, caring, walking & pet sitting service at afforable rates. Whether it’s a one-off-walk, regular walks or extra exercise I’m happy to help you. Based at Porthcothan Bay, I provide a pick-up & drop-off service, dog treats, poo bags and towels, to all surrounding areas from Padstow Porthcothan, including all 7 Bays, St Eval, St Mawgan and Mawgan Porth. • Fully insured & canine first aid • Whatever the weather rain, wind, sun or snow! Amie Charlesworth 07541683281 pawscothan@gmail.com

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é ABOVE Hit the waves at Gwithian

INSET Holywell Bay and the iconic Gull Rock

Godrevy On the north eastern tip of St Ives Bay you’ll find odrevy and odrevy ighthouse ar at the National rust car par , hich loo s out across to the lighthouse, and you ll find yourselves in prime position for a clifftop picnic he foot of the headland is also home to a seal colony, here these ma estic creatures ma e the most of a small cove that s inaccessible for humans St Agnes For fans of Poldark, there are lots of places that claim the title of ‘Poldark country , and the landscape around t gnes is a fine e ample, providing the original inspiration for author inston raham hile you re in t gnes, be sure to pop into the ornish i a ompany named after local mines and made from organic dough and ornish toppings, they ma e the perfect lunch or dinner, especially since the team are licensed to serve alcohol! Holywell Bay nother must for pooches is oly ell ay he miles of golden sands here are enough to satisfy any beach lover and, even in the inter, it s a superb location for storm atching igh sand dunes mean that coastal picnics can be en oyed at all tides and, at lo tide, you can even spot the rec of S.S. Francia, an rgentinian vessel that foundered in or those ho en oy a leisurely round of golf, oly ell ay is home to a superb pitch and putt and an hole par golf course, all ith the dramatic coastline as a bac drop Newquay ithout any real need for introduction, Ne uay has become one of the Duchy s most popular family holiday destinations,

and it s no onder t s the e el of orn all s surfing cro n, for one, ith istral dra ing surfers from around the globe and hosting the annual oardmasters surfing competition t s a paradise for learners too, ith smaller aves rolling into o an and reat estern beaches ust a little further around the coast and, for families loo ing for fun, Ne uay has plenty to eep you busy ead to the lue eef uarium for close encounters ith shar s, turtles and myriad other marine species, hile Ne uay oo is ell orth a visit for anyone loo ing to get up close and personal ith big cats, ebras and a host of other fascinating critters

MAKE A SPLASH For some, being by the sea isn’t enough. If you’re looking for an on the water adventure, turn to page 35!

Watergate Bay or those een to give surfing a try, atergate ay is another great place to start his large, open bay has great conditions for learners, hile those ho prefer to stay on dry land can ma e the most of t o miles of golden sand here are plenty of places to grab a bite here too step right off the sand for brunch at the each ut, or head to amie liver s ifteen orn all, ust a short scoot a ay Bedruthan Steps ur final stop although, of course, e could have made many more is edruthan teps egend has it that the gigantic roc stac s that give the location its name ere formed hen the giant edruthan too a stroll along the coastline ith fabulous tlantic vie s, inds ept headlands and dramatic clifftop al s, there is a palpable sense of a e to be en oyed here his is especially true hen the eather turns stormy simply ta e shelter in the National rust caf and atch the ocean rage

FEELING FOODIE? The Heritage Coast is home to a wealth of superb establishments, making the most of the region’s famed meat and produce. Turn to page 39 to find out more.

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Quality glamping pods and garden rooms. Designed and precision built in Cornwall. Rooms to Rest, Stay and Play. www.inovaa.co.uk • contact@inovaa.co.uk • 01209 890069

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From surfboards to skis, the Heritage Coast has lots to offer anybody wanting to get out on the water.

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hen the sun is shining and the Atlantic takes on that enticing opalescent hue that you’d usually associate with the tropics, what could be more tempting than jumping in? With this in mind, here are just a few ideas to add to your itinerary during your trip to the Heritage Coast.

Hit the waves It wouldn’t be an adventure holiday in Cornwall if you didn’t at least have a go at surfing, especially seeing as the Duchy is home to some of the best surf breaks in the world. Enlist with St Ives Surf School (stivessurfschool.co.uk) and you’ll quickly catch the bug, learning from some of the country’s best, most innovative and progressive surfers! Alternatively, if you’re looking to hit the waves that are home to the annual Boardmasters surf competition, Headland Hotel (headlandhotel.co.uk), which nestles above the waves at Fistral beach, could well be the perfect base for your adventure. The hotel has its own surf school – the Surf Sanctuary – with racks of boards, warm 5mm wetsuits, plus warm, clean and dry changing rooms and hot showers – just the ticket after a session in the cool Atlantic breakers. Watergate Bay, just up the coast, is another fantastic place to learn with help from Westcountry Surf School (surfingschool.co.uk). Exceptional instructors and surf siblings, Joel and Naomi, have been surfing from a very young age. With global beach lifeguarding experiences, having been coaching since they were teenagers, you know you’ll be in safe hands!

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Hit the calm waters of the estuary with Camel Ski School

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DISCOVER MORE Looking for a little coastal couture to stand up to the test of life by sea? If so, Weird Fish has a stylish range of hard wearing, everyday wear for everybody! Turn to page 44 to find out more. www.weirdfish.co.uk

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ê BELOW Planning a day out with a group? Head to Camel Ski School!

What’s SUP? Perhaps you fancy something a little more leisurely. If so, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a great way to explore the coast on a calm day. Thanks to its growing popularity, there are plenty of places to hire SUP boards and get tuition up and down the Heritage Coast, including ithian cademy of urfing, the Extreme Academy at Watergate Bay and the Surf School in Porthowan, to name a few. You may ell find, ho ever, that a couple of hours hire ust isn t enough f so, hy not invest in your own? Ann’s Cottage (annscottage.com) stoc s high uality in atable boards from leading brand, Red Paddle. Not only are these exceptionally stable out on the water, they’re easy to pac do n and transport too, so there s no need to load up the roof rack!

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î BELOW Jump, bounce and slide your way around Retallack Resort's aqua park

Park and ride Retallack Resort (ariaresorts.co.uk/ retallack-resort) near St Columb Major boasts aquatic fun in spades. Imagine a huge, ‘Total Wipeout’ style aqua park, water zorbs and SUP, not to mention the lo rider delivering perfect, easy to ride aves, hatever the eather All of this, plus luxurious, self-catering accommodation and a spa if you ve been looking for the perfect, all-in-one adventure holiday, etallac esort could well be the one. Another business that takes shelter from the breakers of the coast is Camel Ski School, on the beautiful Camel Estuary. The school (camelskischool.com), which is headed up by harlie oogood, gives ids and adults ali e the chance to try their hand at waterskiing. But that’s certainly not all. On the calm waters of the estuary, if you’re really feeling like pushing the boat out, why not try a eboarding or even a esurfing harlie tells us a esurfing is an addictive and e hilarating combination of surfing and a eboarding asically it s li e surfing an endless ave, and it s a huge amount of fun

To get up close and personal with Cornwall’s resident marine wildlife, why not hop aboard a trip with Newquay Sea Safaris? Turn to page 10 to find out more.

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Retallack's Flowrider is a must-try!

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DISCOVER MORE With a choice of jet skiing, surf lessons and power boat tours, plus banana boat rides, cliff activities and beach games, Cornwall Waverunner Safaris has something to suit everyone. www.cornwallwaverunner safaris.co.uk

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Clowance Spa is based at the beautiful Clowance Estate near Camborne. We offer an extensive range of treatments using the wonderful ‘Temple Spa’ range of products. We have a highly qualified team of therapists who will look after your every need.

Clowance Spa Clowance Estate, Praze-an-Beeble, Camborne TR14 0PT 01209 833122 enquiries@clowancespa.co.uk www.clowancespa.co.uk Clowance Spa

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You can download our treatment list from our website where you can also book an appointment online here or on our Clowance Spa Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you.

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Couple your north coast explorations with sensational dining that is sure to leave you wanting more. é ABOVE Spectacular fish dishes at Prawn on the Lawn

INSET Get your dose of the ocean at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant î BELOW

Gorgeous interiors at Greens of Padstow

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Prawn on the Lawn

hen exploring the Heritage Coast, there’s no doubt that you’ll work up an appetite. Then, when grumbling tummies make themselves known, there’s nothing better than enjoying some top quality cuisine. Renowned as a foodie destination, Cornwall has an incredible selection of eateries to choose from and arguably none more so than on this stunning stretch of coastline. With that being said, we’ve hand-selected a few of the many incredible restaurants and cafés to give you just a little taste of what’s on offer.

Nestled within Padstow’s weaving streets you’ll find ra n on the a n, putting the sensational into seafood, serving exceptional tapas style fish dishes from its bar and restaurant that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into the cosy belly of a ship. If you’re looking for a taste of the sea then this is the place to go.

Rick Stein

Greens of Padstow

As Padstow is one of Rick’s favourite places in Cornwall, it’s not surprising that he has chosen it as the base for some of his most popular eateries rom classic fish and chips to fine dining, you ll find it all amidst the bu ing atmosphere of this coastal town. Or, if you’re heading to Fistral beach – a world-renowned surf destination – then make sure to check out Rick Stein Fistral for a taste of the sea with the salt still fresh on your skin.

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CUISINE

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With panoramic estuary views, Greens of Padstow provides the perfect spot to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Its clifftop location just outside the main hubbub of town gives it a tranquil edge and a quality of escape. Couple this with a glass of something chilled and a dish from the Mediterranean menu and you’re in for a real treat.

www.greenspadstow.co.uk

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RIDING STABLES • PERRANPORTH Reen Manor is based very near Perranporth on the north Cornish coast famous for it’s 3 mile long sandy beach, dunes and bridleways. We have a wide variety of horses and ponies to suit all ages and abilities, with a range that will suit from beginners to advanced riders. We offer a number of different types of treks including beach and pub rides which are accompanied by our experienced riding personnel. 1/2hr ride 1hr ride

PRICES £18.00 3hr pub ride £60 £27.00 2hr beach ride £60 Groups discounts apply

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Home grown Cornish caterers using the best of local seasonal produce to produce menus for all occasions. Whether it is a dinner party for you and your friends in the comfort of your own home or a wedding in a stunning cliff top marquee, we will work closely with you to develop the perfect menu for your special occasion.

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Genki Housed within a little white shack in t gnes, en i serves the finest Yallah Coffee (roasted on a farm in Falmouth) fresh fruit smoothies, delicious locally-sourced cakes, salads and sand iches en i means health and happiness in apanese, and with the birds singing, the running stream, a belly full of yummy food, and coffee done properly, you ll definitely be getting these vibes by the end of your visit ind out more on page www.genkicornwall.co.uk

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Dig into authentic Asian dishes at Kahuna

Rebellion Roast House & Moonshine Bar Situated on Newquay’s buzzing high street, Rebellion Roasthouse and Moonshine Bar immediately draws your attention with its eye-catching exterior that hints at the daring avours to be e pected ithin ased on the era of prohibition in merica, you can e pect to find heaps of attitude in the avoursome dishes and eccentric coc tails, served alongside a hearty dash of ornish moonshine ind out more on page www.rebellionroasthouse.co.uk

Kahuna ahuna restaurant brings e otic avours to the table and promotes a rela ed holiday vibe f you have a anderlust and a taste for authentic pan sian cuisine, ahuna is the restaurant for you ust a small step off the Cornish high street and you could just as easily be in Bali or Thailand, eating authentic food and pairing your dish ith an ice cold intang or Singha beer! www.kahunarestaurant.co.uk

lso based in t gnes, he ornish i a ompany offers authentic thin crust pi as using fresh, local ingredients ith topping combinations that are sure to ma e your mouth ater i a names are dedicated to the area's rich mining history heal usic, for e ample, is served ith mozzarella, homemade barbeque sauce, Cajun spiced pulled por , onion marmalade and intagel smo ed cheese um www.thecornishpizzacompany.co.uk

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Enjoy fine dining with Dan's Cornish Kitchen

Dan’s Cornish Kitchen Finally, if you’re in need of some professional coo ing for an event or birthday, Dan’s Cornish Kitchen has you covered his bespo e catering solutions business brings more than 25 years of catering e perience to the table, ith a menu that can be tailored to your e act re uirements o, if you re planning an event that re uires the very best ornish avour ma e sure to contact Dan and see how he can help ma e your occasion that e tra bit special ind out more on page www.danscornishkitchen.co.uk

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Drawing from Cornwall’s rich natural larder, we meet Dan Cowell, founder of superb Cornish catering company, Dan’s Cornish Kitchen.

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an’s Cornish Kitchen is a bespoke catering solutions business based in Cornwall and run by chef patron, Dan Cowell. Dan launched the business in 2016, after spotting a gap in the market for luxury private chef services in very different sectors of the luxury Cornish holiday market, as well as in the local community. Dan gre up surfing, fishing and sailing on the north coast of Cornwall. He tells us: “I used to forage for mussels with my father and we’d regularly go off to Exmoor, hunting game and tickling trout!” After studying for a GNVQ in Kitchen and Larder Management at Camborne College, Dan has gone on to cook all over the orld, utilising some of the planet s finest ingredients. He’s been Head Chef in hotels in the French Alps and has even travelled as far as Australia, heading up a kitchen team there, too! He has extensive experience cooking in private homes too, as well as helping local restaurants and businesses to build strong local support. “The key to a successful menu,” says Dan, “is using local produce that is in season and eeping avours uncomplicated through different cooking techniques, giving the customer an extra sense of location and really showing off the produce.” He is a

particular fan of cooking Cornish seafood and shellfish, and can offer seafood and shellfish coo ery lessons either in the privacy of your own home, or at a location throughout Cornwall. He can also provide bespoke tasting menus for exclusive dinner parties, and what could be better than working your way through all the classic seafood you love, before washing it down ith a ute of champagne magine mussels in garlic and prosecco, pan seared scallops, lobster, crab, mackerel and sardines, all served to you and your guests in bespoke and individual ways Dan’s Cornish Kitchen brings more than 25 years of catering experience to the table and, whether it’s a luxury dinner party or a 60th birthday party; a bespoke meal for a rare family gathering or even a special, once-ina-lifetime wedding breakfast, Dan offers a menu that caters to your exact requirements and occasion. So if you’re planning an event that requires the very best in Cornish avour, be sure to contact Dan and see ho he can help make your occasion that extra bit special.

é ABOVE There's a sense of Cornish provenance in all of Dan's food ê BELOW

Dan can help make your occasion that extra bit special

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LIFESTYLE |

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

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

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é TOP Fashionable collections for men and women MIDDLE LEFT Waffle flip-flops are a must for all day comfort MIDDLE RIGHT Great Hawaiian style shirts, to take you from beach to bar

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With Cornwall’s staycation market only set to grow, we ask George at Cornish Traditional Cottages for his top holiday home tips.

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nce your property is ‘out there’, George explains: “enquiries should start to come in. Although not all of them will result in a booking, you should treat them all as potential guests. This means responding professionally and promptly. Always aim for a maximum of a few hours, same day if you can. Go that extra mile by offering extra information, or try to accommodate people by suggesting alternative arrangements if your property can’t cater for them on their chosen dates.” The next key moment is when your guests arrive. “You may like to organise a personal meet-and-greet. This gives you the chance to get to know them, introduce them to your holiday home and answer any questions in person. If this isn’t practical or desirable, make sure you’ve provided clear instructions to make the arrival process as simple as possible.” Next, it’s time to get their feedback. “This is crucial. You could keep a guestbook in a clearly visible place and add a note to the front cover asking guests to write their comments. Afterwards, type them out and include them in an email to your guest, asking for permission to use it on your website and/ or marketing material.” As much as you’d love to read glowing comments from start to finish, the reality is that reviews rarely rave all the time, so it’s important to know how to respond. “Check

regularly for new reviews and respond as soon as you can. Always respond to a review, no matter how glowing (or otherwise) it is, and always start by thanking the reviewer.” George also recommends keeping the reply concise, while addressing all points. “Negative comments should be taken with a pinch of salt,” he stresses. “Remember, this isn’t about you; it’s about a holiday home. Give yourself a day before replying to negative reviews, to stop feeling angry or hurt, and use the feedback to your advantage. Amend faults and improve on shortcomings so that future guests benefit, then let them know what you’ve done.” Cornish Traditional Cottages have a deep wealth of knowledge when it comes to making holiday home rentals a success, so if you’re just starting out or are looking for advice to improve, why not give George and the team a call?

é ABOVE Capitalise on Cornwall’s growing staycation market

CORNISH TRADITIONAL COTTAGES 01208 893980 p rop erty@corncott.com www.corncott.com

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rivately owned in an exquisite hideaway with sweeping Camel Estuary views, this chic, boutique hotel is but a stone’s throw from the beach and the passenger ferry to Padstow, making it the perfect base from which to discover everything that the north coast has to offer. The hotel offers 20 double rooms, including four luxurious suites. Many of these have breathtaking coastal views and every last one is designed to help you relax and unwind, decorated in bright colours with quirky and original oil paintings on the walls. St Enodoc also has its own restaurant. In the summer, food can be enjoyed al fresco on the terrace overlooking the estuary. If you’re staying, you can roll out of your sumptuous bed at your own leisure, head downstairs and enjoy breakfast in the sunshine. In the evenings, why not try one of the team’s tempting cocktails as the sun sets? The kitchen has the Cornish larder at its disposal, with specials ranging from Porthilly oysters, to fish and lobster landed in adsto For many of us, a trip away just isn’t the same without our four-legged friend in tow. The St Enodoc team know this, which is why they’re pleased to announce their new dog-

friendly status! Big or small, furry friends are welcome and, with an abundance of great walks in the region, visitors and locals alike can now enjoy a welcome pit stop for lunch, dinner or a quick drink on the terrace with their dog. In fact, the team are so passionate about being dog friendly that they’ve also created a dedicated ‘Dog Dinner’ menu, as well as room service for resident hounds, bringing a whole new meaning to ‘a dog’s life’! This means that whether you’re a local or looking for a dog-friendly stay, St Enodoc Hotel is the perfect stop for you and your waggy tailed companion. Finally, as if all this were not enough, guests here can also indulge in some proper ‘me’ time with a day (or two) in the St Enodoc Spa. Situated in a quiet corner of the main house, it’s everything you’d expect from a Cornish spa, ith a friendly and fully ualified team going above and beyond to ensure you leave feeling pampered and invigorated.

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THE STORY SO FAR… Founded in 2004 and having become the UK’s leading resin driveway solutions provider, Oltco is proud to be celebrating its 15th anniversary!

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DISCOVER MORE Oltco's latest development is Recycle Bound – the world’s first resin driveway solution that uses recycled plastic, demonstrating Oltco’s passion for protecting the environment.

ransforming spaces via unique solutions and innovative products, this superb Cornish business prides itself on outstanding customer care and delivering excellent results. It was originally established in Cornwall as a family business, however it now operates on a national scale, servicing clients across the UK with its unique blends and bespoke resin-bound solutions, in both domestic and commercial environments. o find out more, e catch up ith company owners, Johnny Pearce and Tom Stringer. With a sales background working for St Austell Brewery as Sales Area Manager, where he grew his client portfolio from £1.2 million to £6.8 million in just three years, Johnny Pearce – whose areas of expertise include business development, staff development, sales, marketing and entrepreneurship – decided he wanted to be his own boss. In 2010, he joined Oltco, owned by his close friend Tom Stringer. Keen to dispel the myth that you should never mix business with pleasure, Johnny has worked alongside Tom for the past eight years, helping to gro the business significantly via their working partnership. Johnny is a keen believer in people, that they are what make a company successful, and so his main passion is developing Oltco’s staff and bringing the human touch to the business. Johnny’s business partner and Oltco’s Technical Director, Tom Stringer’s expertise lies in engineering, business development,

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Spend more time product development, entrepreneurship, enjoying your problem solving and forward thinking. His garden than early career began in underground mining maintaining it! and as an engineer on the successful Channel é ABOVE Tunnel Rail Link. Utilising his degree in Transform your Mining Engineering from Camborne School outside space with of Mines, Tom also worked as a shift engineer Oltco's range of for the major tunnel refurbishment for resin-bound solutions Western Power. Tom founded Oltco in 2004, realising his BELOW LEFT ambition to launch a successful business of his Tom and Johnny own. With an initial focus on anti-slip safety ooring solutions, ltco uic ly began to gro , thanks to Tom’s sheer determination and hard work. And how that hard work has paid off! To date, Oltco has won contracts for a number of prestigious clients, including Kellogg’s, Rolls Royce, Wembley Stadium and HSBC, to name but a few! With a hands-on approach and experience in everything from tiling and carpentry to chemistry and biology, Tom is always the first to get stuc in to find a solution his, combined with business partner, Johnny’s personable approach to business development, mean that the next 15 years are set to be just as exciting for this exemplary Cornish business!

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