Explore Penwith 2019

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BY THE SEA Discover a landscape forged by eons of Atlantic squalls and storms


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inged by rugged cliffs and with rolling moorland at its centre, the landscape of Penwith has been shaped from eons of exposure to the elements, by harsh Atlantic storms whipping off the coast from all sides. Such exposure certainly has its upsides and you need only traverse a small section of Penwith’s coastline to witness the unerring beauty formed at the place where land meets sea. This year we’ve got plenty to pencil into your itinerary, from walks along the Tin Coast (page 12) where you’ll discover the iconic remains of Cornwall’s mining industry, to the lighthouses (page 14) that, to this day, stand sentinel, warding off wary mariners from the coastline’s most treacherous hazards. Such dramatic scenes and seascapes inspire artists from around the world. Head to the Jackson Foundation Gallery in St Just (page 29) or St Ives’ Artspace Gallery (page 30), where you find a wea th of tunn n wor fro a nu er of art t , each w th the r own unique styles. Or, if you’re hoping to unlock your own creativity, why not take a class at St Ives School of Painting (page 32)? For those in search of proper Cornish food and drink, we catch up with the team at Roly’s Fudge Pantry in St Ives (page 40) and sample the delightful range of gins on offer from local distillery, Pocketful of Stones (page 38). Perhaps you’re hoping to tie the knot here? If so, turn to page 19, where we explore Tregenna Castle in St Ives (page 19), winner of ‘Best Town Venue 2018’. All of this, plus a wealth of attractions and days out, means you find everyth n you need and ore n th year ded cated u de to ornwa wild west. Welcome to Explore Penwith!



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ON THE COVER ‘Tunnel of Love’ by Graham Buxton. This photo was taken on 25th February 2019 at 6pm, with one eye on Godrevy and one on the incoming tide! www.grahambuxtonimages.com



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Penwith news

A useful guide to some of Penwith’s many attractions and sites of interest Catch with the latest happenings around the peninsula




Turn to page 14 to find out more about Penwith’s iconic lighthouses, including Godrevy, as featured on the front cover!




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Take a tour of the Tin Coast



Some of Penwith’s iconic lighthouses

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Discover these must-visit attractions


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At Tregenna Castle, St Ives

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The many reasons to visit Penzance

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A trip to Penzance’s Jubilee Pool

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Penzance’s exciting events calendar


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Visit the Museum of Cornish Life

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Discover the gardens of Penwith

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Introducing the Jackson Foundation

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At St Ives’ Art Space Gallery

wa en your creat v ty

With St Ives School of Painting

n under round adventure

Discover subterranean Cornwall


Meet Pocketful of Stones distillery

ndu e your weet tooth

With a trip to Roly’s Fudge Pantry

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Park securely with IOS Parking


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Interior ideas at Cream Cornwall

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Rave reviews for Now Kitchens

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A superb Cornish healthcare charity


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WEST PENWITH Get out and explore Penwith, from rolling hills and stunning ea cape to fa y attract on you won t find anywhere e e ee the ey for pa e reference to d cover ore

Key Gardens 1

Trewidden (pg 27)

2 Trengwainton (pg 27) 3

Tanglewood (pg 27)

Sites of interest 18 Penlee Museum, Theatre and Gardens (pg 21) 19 Godrevy Lighthouse

4 Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens (pg 21)

20 Jubilee Pool (pg 22)

5 Morrab Gardens (pg 21)

21 Penzance Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery (pg 21)


Pendeen Watch

6 Prussia Cove 7 Porthcurno

24 Botallack (pg 12)

8 Porthchapel 9 Porthgwarra

25 Levant Mine and Beam Engine (pg 12)

10 Sennen

26 Geevor Tin Mine (pg 12)

11 Gwynver

27 Land’s End

12 Portheras

28 Minack Theatre (pg 16)



22 St Michael’s Mount (pg 21) 23 Telegraph Museum Porthcurno (pg 16)





Cape Cornwall St Just

13 Porthmeor 14 Porthminster


15 Carbis Bay 16 Gwithian 17 Godrevy

Whitesand Bay




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Cornish cream tea

• Delightful family run tea room. • Homemade cakes • Light lunches & full meals • Very large garden & car park • Easy access & families welcome.

Owned & operated by Cyril, Gill & Colin Eustice the tea room replaces the a la carte restaurant previously operated for 11 years.

Trio of fishcakes

A change in direction but the same great standards. Enjoy our homemade meals, with light & bigger plate options, homemade cakes or a warming drink. Squirrels is family friendly with a special area set up for the children. The tea room is open Wednesdays to Saturdays 11am to 4pm (on Sundays 12 till 2.30pm for our delightful carvery) Located within Rosewarne Manor and overlooking the large garden the tea room is disability & family friendly. In the Summer months make use of our lovely large garden & patio area. There is ample free parking.

Bacon topped chicken breast

Large groups are welcome by prior arrangement (easy coach access).

Contact us or to book at 01209 610414 info@squirrelstearoom.co.uk www.squirrelstearoom.co.uk Gwinear Road, Connor Downs, Hayle, TR27 5JQ

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Penwith views

News & views


Discover an

open water

perspective The ocean is not the only focus of Tom Foreman’s new professional venture, Salt Water Images, but it has always played an integral role in everything from his career choices to travel destinations. Tom, who lives a stone’s throw from the beach in Long Rock tells us: “I’m very passionate about the sea and pend a ot of t e n t, pec fica y open water swimming (I also co-run Sea Swim Cornwall holiday company) specialising in underwater and in-water photography,” he says. “Capturing Cornwall’s dramatic land and seascapes while immersed in open water

provides a unique perspective and produces images with a visible, almost palpable depth.” Visit the Salt Water Images website to view and order from the online gallery, or Tom will happily take commissions. Images can be printed directly onto 2mm of acrylic glass reinforced by an aluminium di-bond plate for a stunning ready-to-hang product. For more information call 07773085427 or visit www.saltwaterimages.co.uk

Discover Hayle’s mighty industrial past Offering a fascinating insight into Hayle’s industrial and social history in a family friendly environment, Hayle Heritage Centre is just a stone’s throw from the muchcelebrated ‘Three Miles of Golden Sand’. Housed within the Grade II listed former o ce of arvey o, the th century engineering powerhouse famed for its production of the Cornish beam engine, the centre’s new and updated exhibition tells the story of Hayle’s industrial, maritime and social history, from prehistory to the present day. Open from April until September each year and hosting a range of workshops and events, you can take part in walks and tours. What’s more, the site is fully

accessible, with a lift, baby changing facilities and wheelchair friendly access. For more information call 01736 757683 or visit www.hayleheritagecentre.org.uk

Get your wardrobe spring ready at Essa Collection Essa Collection on Porthleven’s Fore Street is a family-run boutique that sources, designs and commissions beautiful clothing and accessories from around the world. With literally hundreds of individual items in tore, you re ound to find o eth n to u t you, and you can rest assured that business owner and fashionista, Vanessa, is committed to bringing the best designs from around the world to you. Indeed, her ranges are a fa c nat n re ect on of her and hu and ohn trave to far un p ace around the globe, full of colour, texture and imagination. Essa’s new spring and summer stock is now in store, with more than 250 styles for you to try. There’s also an eclectic collection of jewellery, handbags, scarves and socks, ready to try in line with your new chosen outfit, ean n f your wardro e n need of a seasonal refresh, a trip to the fabulous Essa Collection comes highly recommended. For more information call 01326 572236 or visit www.essacollection.com

Breathtaking jewellery handcrafted in Cornwall Based in Hayle, Brett and Leni Handcrafted Jewellery is a partnership in work and life founded by a couple who love to create and make. Brett tells us: “Our backgrounds are various, having worked and travelled around the world before settling down in beautiful Cornwall with our two young boys.” Leni has an abundance of ideas; inspiration could come from a walk on the beach, reading a story to the kids, or simply from looking out the window. Brett’s


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approach, on the other hand, usually involves sitting at the workbench creating ideas on the spot or sketching various ideas as a starting block, and together, the talented couple strive to produce unique and beautiful jewellery that’s well crafted and affordable. Not to mention, there’s no minimum order and free post for orders over £250! For more information call 07570 774332 or visit www.brettandleni.com


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Waterside dining at HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace

Eat into the evening at The Digey Food Room, St Ives Perfectly positioned overlooking Porthminster beach, St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa offers fabulous coastal escapes all year round, with spectacular views across the water allowing you to simply relax and soak up your surroundings in the utmost style and comfort, be that from your sumptuous room or downstairs in the restaurant. Indeed, HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace provides a wonderful dining experience for anybody spending the day in St Ives. Serving fresh, local and seasonal food, HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace celebrates the very best in Cornish avour, u n oca upp er and producer to u d enu that re ect the changing moods and climates of ornwa fi h anded da y at the anc ent St Ives quayside and a local larder of mouth-watering Cornish produce. Whether it’s lunch overlooking the water, or a sumptuous dinner for two, HarBAR

Kitchen, Bar & Terrace is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with afternoon tea available in the beautiful Bay View lounge. There’s also a fantastic bar menu, with a tempting selection of HarBAR cocktails, wines, beers, ciders and, if you’re celebrating a special occasion, Champagne – perfect for a toast as the sun goes down! So, whether it’s a light bite, a full threecourse meal, or a chilled glass of your favourite tipple by the harbour, be sure to pop into HarBAR Kitchen, Bar & Terrace during your tour of St Ives. For more information call 01736 795221 or visit www.harbourhotels.co.uk/st-ives

Nestled between the plethora of boutique shops in St Ives, the Tate Gallery and Porthmeor beach, The Digey Food Room serves breakfast and lunch all day. Popular choices are the breakfast of smashed avocado on Vicky’s sourdough toast with poached eggs and streaky bacon. Or for lunch, dig in to the open crab sandwich packed full of brown and white crabmeat fresh from Newlyn harbour. The café will also be open in the early even n th year for the fir t t e wner Alex Baird tells us: “We will be serving a casual menu featuring quality local produce, perfect for people leaving the beach on sunny evenings.” The menu will be an extended version of the lunch menu with some light summer specials and there will be a selection of delicious salads and deli sharing boards as well. Essentially providing great casual food for a sunny evening in St Ives. For more information call 01736 799600 or visit www.digeyfoodroom.co.uk

Revamp your furniture with Vintage Home Living Based in Penzance, Angie Elliott set up her business, Vintage Home Living, to follow her lifelong passion for rescuing old furniture. Working alone in her workshop just off the pro enade, n e repa r , re fin he and upholsters pieces for sale, as well as bespoke commissioned pieces. Angie tells us: “Customers bring me their time-worn pieces to be refreshed, rather than to replace them for new. A lot of my work involves updating inherited pieces to suit a new generation and décor.” Using environmentally friendly

products, including water based Home Strip paint stripper, Frenchic chalk, Earthborn clay paints and Polyvine varnishes, Angie’s ethos is to responsibly re-use and the business has even been awarded with Plastic Free cert ficat on n e pr de her e f on v n a friendly personal service and sound advice, so if you want to transform your furniture then make sure to get in touch. For more information call 01736 351458 or visit www.vintagehomeliving.com


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Defined by INDUSTRY

Geevor Tin Mine Pendeen Deriving from the area’s Cornish name, ‘Stennack an Gever’, Geevor dates back FAR RIGHT Cape Cornwall, the to before the 17th century. Now, you can UK's western explore underground and discover the site’s extremity fascinating history, as well as that of the wider Cornish tin and copper mining industry. RIGHT Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Levant Mine and Beam Engine Trewellard, Pendeen e t fro eevor you find evant ne and Beam Engine, which is absolutely steeped in history. Follow the footsteps of the miners who once worked here, and hear the tragic story from 1919, when the man engine tragically failed, killing 31 men. Cape Cornwall Land’s End peninsula Having opened circa 1838, Cape Cornwall ne tuated on the cape t e f, and you d be forgiven for mistaking the chimney for a lighthouse! The location is well worth a visit, being on the UK’s west extremity and offering staggering panoramic views out across the Atlantic. Botallack Near St Just Botallack would once have been very much alive with the sound of engines crushing extracted ore and the general humdrum of industry. Today, however, it makes for a peaceful visit, with nothing to hear but the waves. Botallack was a sub-marine mine, working half a mile out beneath the seabed, and there’s evidence to suggest that mining also took place here during the mid Roman period – around 200AD – and even during the Bronze Age!

John Miller, National Trust

ABOVE Botallack, once a hub of mining activity

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t’s fair to say that Cornwall’s mining h tory ha , n any way , defined t landscape. This is particularly true along west Penwith’s seven-mile Tin Coast, where you can’t miss the iconic stony remains of one of Cornwall’s greatest industries, all set against the backdrop of sea, sand, sky and rolling countryside.

Matt Jessop, Visit Cornwall

Discover the Tin Coast and the iconic ruins that mark the industry that helped shape Cornwall.

DISCOVER MORE To find out more about the stunning tin coast and the National Trust’s tireless work to preserve it, visit www. nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out/ tin-coast


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Experience the thrill of West Cornwall’s rugged coastline first-hand with our guided adventures

· Coasteering · Rock Climbing ·


Call 07734 343 954

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Godrevy Lighthouse

A GUIDING LIGHT The guardians of our coastline, Cornwall’s lighthouses, even to this day, stand strong against all that nature has to throw at them.


ooking from the land, the Penwith coast is, if nothing else, welcoming, w th a n ficent eache , eaut fu bays and dramatic headlands. From the sea, however, it’s a different story indeed. For centuries, sailors have seen inhospitable beaches, vicious surf, forbidding cliffs and, although sometimes hidden just inches beneath the surface, reefs that would tear the hull from out beneath their feet. Countless ships have wrecked around Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and, until the Victorians really began to perfect the art of building lighthouses, there were only a few rudimentary beacons to warn mariners of the coast’s most deadly hazards. The mind boggles at the bravery of those who built and manned the lighthouses along the coast and the thought of spending four weeks at a time keeping the lights working, in solitude, seems a very daunting prospect indeed. Godrevy Lighthouse Standing on Godrevy Island with stunning views across to St Ives, Godrevy Lighthouse can be seen from just across the water. A National Trust car park on the headland has immediate access to walks along the coast path, and the views across to the lighthouse are often interspersed with sightings of seals from the seal colony on the other side of the headland.

Tater Du Lighthouse


Longships Lighthouse

Light: Flashing white 1 second in every 10; 8-mile range Fog signal: none Tater Du Lighthouse After the tragic loss of the Spanish ship, Juan Ferrer, in 1963, Tater Du Lighthouse was built on this headland with the same name. Commanding a spectacularly rugged position on the coast path, this iconic landmark is well worth a visit. Light: wh te a he every econd 23-mile range Fog signal: 2 blasts every 30 seconds Longships Lighthouse Built on a small island just over a mile from Land’s End, when the lighthouse was manned, the keepers’ families lived in the cottages on the clifftop. The wives would send messages to their husbands in semaphore from the upstairs windows, and they could send one in return by standing in front of the white lighthouse door. Light: Every 10 seconds; e ran e Fog signal: 1 blast every 10 seconds


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Y R E L L A G A V R MI * e v i t c lle *Co

Supporting local artists and makers in West Cornwall and beyond.

www.mirvagallery.co.uk www.facebook.com/mirvagallerycollective

Mirva Gallery Collective CIC, 6-7 Causewayhead, Penzance and 4 Chapel Street, St Ives. Porthleven Harbour Market from April to October

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MAKE A DAY OF IT Get out and about in Penwith and explore some of the region's incredible attractions.


hile you could spend a lifetime of holidays exploring the reaches of Penwith’s rolling hills and stunning seascapes, there are also a host of familyfr end y attract on that defin te y de erve a place in your holiday itinerary.

Telegraph Museum Porthcurno In today’s world, it’s hard to imagine life w thout o e phone and even harder to imagine how people got in touch without them. Porthcurno Telegraph Museum connects the dots between then and now. Fun fact: Porthcurno was once the most connected va ey on the p anet Let the kids try out Morse code or go under round and d cover ornwa ecret or d ar tunne , carved nto Porthcurno’s granite cliffs. With a café that welcomes dogs, there’s really no reason not to v t Minack Theatre Porthcurno or the cu ture vu ture n the fa y a tr p to the nac heatre a u t arved into the side of the cliffs with front row v ew tera y of the t ant c, there a

thr v n a ateur and profe ona theatre cene fi n the nac chedu e, a n for o e e ce ent v ew n for fa e n search of drama, comedy, tragedy – you name it – all with the opalescent backdrop of the sea. Jubilee Pool Penzance per ence the rt eco ty e of th architectural gem during your tour of of the ancient market town of Penzance. This open-air saltwater pool has been enjoyed by generations for a refreshing dip and in , t et to unve the new eother a pool, with water heated from the hot granite rocks beneath, bringing it well and truly into the 21st century. Read more about this fantastic attraction on page 22.

TOP LEFT The open-air Minack Theatre, perched overlooking the ocean é ABOVE Discover what life was like in a world without mobile phones or the internet é INSET Stunning clifftop scenery and dramatic views at Land's End

Land’s End Expect stunning clifftop scenery with end e v ew out to the t ant c ead to the end of land as we know it, pick up your walking guide and free heritage booklet fro the v tor centre and ee what a the fu a out


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Escape, Relax and Unwind T: 01736 796198 www.escapetostives.co.uk

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A castle venue with sea views, we discover what makes Tregenna Castle such an incredible location for getting married.


A stunning castle venue


ost your big day at Tregenna Castle Hotel and let the team create a fairytale wedding you will never forget. Recently awarded ‘Best Town Venue 2018’ in the South West Wedding Awards, Tregenna Castle is proud to be able to offer couples a stunning venue that’s surrounded by the natural beauty of Cornwall with spectacular views overlooking St Ives bay, all sewn together by an exemplary team that has one aim: to make your dreams come true. The team strives to make sure your wedding day is as special as possible, which is why they give you the option to tailor their packages to suit your requirements. You can even start from scratch and organise everything exactly the way you want it, drawing from Tregenna’s fantastic list of tried and tested suppliers to create a truly bespoke wedding day. The hotel is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies throughout the year, both inside and out, with six different locations to choose from across the 72-acre site. What’s more, it can cater to small intimate weddings as well as it can grand affairs, so whatever your preferences and however many guests you


Tregenna has six different locations in which to say ‘I do’

see yourself sharing your biggest of days with, Tregenna Castle has the perfect setting to realise your dream wedding day. So, if you’re getting married and have yet to find your perfect venue, why not contact Tregenna Castle’s Event Coordinators and book an appointment? Take it from us – this spectacular venue really needs seeing to be believed!


Trelyon Avenue, C arb is Bay, St Ives TR26 2D E 01736 795 25 4 events@ tregenna-castle.co.uk www.tregenna-castle.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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Not Just Made In Britain,

Made In Cornwall!

When we started CREAM CORNWALL back in 2012, we had a vision for our brand but no money, so we had to make a lot of products ourselves. Luckily we both have a practical background in textiles, so we did a lot of screen printing, making lampshades, pouring candles and making diffusers. The only thing we couldn’t do was decorate and fire our bone china, but we did think about buying a kiln! We are passionate about getting our products made in Cornwall and if we can’t get it made here, then we always look for a manufacturer in the UK. We opened our first store in Falmouth in 2016 & our second one in St Ives in 2018 where you can see the beauty & quality of all our fantastic products. So please call in to take a look and buy something great, that’s made in Britain!

Rebecca & Allison X

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Gateway to


T ABOVE Penzance is a beautiful place to visit, particularly on a summer's day INSET Morrab Gardens BELOW, TOP TO BOTTOM Penzance Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery Christmas lights on Albert Street Mazey Day

oday, Penzance’s natural beauty, impressive architecture, vibrant community and independent shops and restaurants continue to captivate and inspire people to visit this bustling market town. Here are just a few things that you simply must experience during your trip to Penzance. Jubiliee Pool Jubilee Pool - Cornwall’s celebrated Art Deco lido on Penzance's Promenade, the perfect place for all ages to swim safely in a fresh salt-water pool. From summer 2019 the pool will have the only saltwater geothermal pool in the country. St Michael’s Mount Perched on a small island accessed by a tidal granite causeway and dominating the view of the bay from Penzance, you should include it on a trip to west Cornwall. Penzance Promenade Stretching the seafront with views spanning Mount’s Bay, it's the perfect place to take a stroll throughout the year. Morrab Gardens Originally created in 1841 these lovely public gardens are a haven of Mediterranean and sub-tropical plants. www.morrabgardens.org Penlee Museum, Theatre and Gardens 15 acres of open parkland with tennis courts, children's play area, an adventure par and a foot a fie d en ee ou e Gallery & Museum houses a permanent


Nestled in Mount’s Bay, Penzance forms a gateway to the Land’s End peninsula and has played a key role in Cornwall over the centuries.

collection of Newlyn School paintings alongside a programme of exhibitions. Penlee Open Air Theatre is a unique outdoor theatre space that has celebrated Cornish, national and international performers since 1948. www.penleeparktheatre.com www.penleehouse.org.uk The Egyptian House and Chapel Street The Egyptian House is probably one of ornwa o t a oyant y de ned buildings with its ornate lotus columns and stylised cornices. Set within Chapel Street, which is a stunning architectural street bursting with independent shops, restaurants, pubs, antiques and galleries. Penzance Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery For more than 120 years, Newlyn Art Gallery has been bringing the best in contemporary art to audiences in the south west. Today it offers a wide and varied exhibition programme. www.newlynartgallery.co.uk Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens Opened in 2012, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for large scale exotic and sub-tropical planting that showcase work from artists whom have v ted and created te pec fic p ece to interact with the beautiful environment. www.tremenheere.co.uk


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•EXPERIENCE• A T R I P TO J U B I L E E P O O L , P E N Z A N C E Experience the Art Deco style of this architectural gem and enjoy a wander through the u nte ent a y orn h treet of en ance, where you find a wea th of a er e , caf , boutique and independent shops. Penzance is nestled on the coast with stunning views of St Michael’s Mount, and is the perfect place to stay and explore the reaches of Penwith peninsula. Jubilee Pool is an open-air, saltwater pool which has been enjoyed by generations for a refreshing dip, however in 2019, it opens the new geothermal pool, with water heated from the hot granite rocks beneath, bringing it well and truly into the 21st century! Recently used as a backdrop for the latest Rosamunde Pilcher adaptation, be sure to pop along and see the view for yourself. Or better still, why not bring your swimming costume and take the plunge?


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Make the most of Penzance and its exciting calendar of markets, festivals and events.

DID YOU KNOW? Described as ‘Cornwall’s new gourmet capital’, Penzance is known for fantastic food and drink, and you’ll find some of the region’s most exciting pubs and restaurants tucked away along its historic streets.

DISCOVER MORE Penzance is home to a wealth of luxury guesthouses, selfcatering cottages, countryside B&Bs and boutique hotels, so if you’re planning your trip, head to www.lovepenzance.co.uk/ plan/where-to-stay and take your pick!


enzance is a year-round hub of activity, with weekly and monthly markets for those who love to peruse ornwa fine t produce and ware , as well as an annual line up of events and festivals that are just perfect for soaking up the character of this wonderful seaside town. Regular markets include the Penzance Charter Market, which takes place on the last Saturday of the month at Marketplace from 9.30am until 1.30pm, and Penzance Farmers Market, every Friday at St John’s Hall from 9am until 12.30pm. There’s also Penzance Country Market, from 8.30am until 12.30pm every Thursday at St John’s Hall. There are also a number of annual events and celebrations taking place. For instance, between 21st and 30th June this year, you’ll be able to take part in Mazey Day and Quay Fair Day, both perfect for a summer day out. Golowan Festival also takes place then – a colourful celebration of midsummer with parades, markets, music, fairs and mayhem. www.golowanfestival.org From 3rd until 6th July is Penzance Literary Festival, celebrating the wealth of local and national literary talent with a host of speakers, writing workshops, literary walks and musical performances. www.pzlitfest.co.uk Next, on 29th August, is Newlyn Fish Festival. With impressive displays of freshly cau ht fi h, th a uper ce e rat on of the sea that includes markets, food and even raft races! www.facebook.com/pg/newlynfishfestival As we move into the colder months and start bracing for winter-proper, on 30th November and again on 14th December, Humphry Davy Lantern Parade and Penzance Christmas Market are just the ticket to start getting into the festive spirit.

Finally, just a few days before Christmas on 21st December, Penzance marks the winter solstice with Montol Festival. Expect e a orate y dre ed part an , fire d p ay and plenty of tom-foolery. Penzance is at the heart of a thriving arts scene, with a huge collection of galleries, craft shops, workshops and studios. It has also retained a strong relationship with the sea throughout its history and continues to do so today, with designated conservation areas in Mount’s Bay and regular wildlife boat trips leaving the harbour daily, so whenever you decide to visit, it really does make for a fantastic day out. For more information about this fabulous town, simply head to the Love Penzance website.


One of the partisans at Montol Festival

BELOW Don't miss Mazey Day, where celebrations spill out across the entire town


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through time

Step through the unassuming doors of the Museum of Cornish Life for a truly breathtaking surprise!

é ABOVE Discover the many and varied exhibitions on display at this fabulous Cornish museum


f you’re staying on Penwith, you’re well set to discover the best that Cornwall has to offer. Indeed, just a short scoot up the coast, in the market town of Helston, you find the u eu of orn h fe, offering a fascinating insight into the area’s rich tapestry of history and heritage. The building was originally designed as the town’s market house in 1837, with two separate buildings – one for butter and eggs, the other for the meat market. Today, t reta n the or na op n oor, wh ch adds to the authenticity of experience as you wander back in time to the Cornish days of yore. In front of the museum is a cannon, a va ed fro the wrec of the fr ate n on, wh ch foundered off oe ar n 1807. Around 100 sailors’ lives were lost in the disaster, inspiring Henry Trengrouse to invent the ‘Rocket’ lifesaving apparatus, which can be found inside the museum. Head inside and you’ll immediately find that the u eu conta n a va t social history collection. Dating from the 18th to the 20th century, the range of objects covers agriculture, local trades and industries, as well as law and order, town history, home life, toys, sporting

equipment, gardening, transport and health and leisure activities. Indeed, the sporting display features the famous o t on who, hera d n fro Helston, made boxing history as the sport’s fir t three d v on wor d cha p on he Victorian Classroom, meanwhile, provides a fascinating (and, indeed, eye opening!) insight for children, to see what life was like for pupils all those years ago. The museum boasts the best costume collections of the south west, also offering a regular programme of temporary exhibitions, meaning that there’s usually something new to be found every time you v t th a tea that fir y e eve n earn n a a fe on proce , f you re staying on the Penwith peninsula and hoping to brush up on your Cornish h tory, a tr p to e ton u eu of orn h fe, on y a hort dr ve away, comes highly recommended.

MUSEUM OF CORNISH LIFE M arket P lace, H elston TR13 8 TH 01326 5 64 027 info@ museumofcornishlife.co.uk www.museumofcornishlife.co.uk

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h t i w n Pe Typical of Cornwall and its distinct sub-tropical climate, Penwith is something of a verdant paradise, with a number of beautiful gardens just waiting to be explored.



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hanks to its sub-tropical climate Cornwall is something of a gardener's paradise, home to an array of glorious gardens that, by their colourful, textured and fragrant nature, induce a feeling of exoticism in each and every one who visits them. Penwith is home to a wealth of gardens, each of which is sure to delight kids, adults and horticultural enthusiasts alike. Trewidden Garden One of the Great Gardens of Cornwall, Trewidden is renowned for its collection of champion magnolias and camellias, and was recently awarded the accolade of International Camellia Garden of Excellence. It’s also home to the National Collection of the Rhododendron Kurume Azalea Wilson 50. Bursting with colour in the spring, Trewidden also has plenty of summer colour, a we a one of the o t a n ficent tand of tree ferns in the Northern Hemisphere. Trewidden is explored via a maze of meandering trails, which wind through the 15- acre garden, around the pond and old burrows. With a free children’s trail, it’s a perfect garden for kids to explore. Dogs love the shady paths and are more than welcome n the earoo , where you find de c ou lunches, cakes and cream teas, all of which can be enjoyed inside or out on the Tearoom Lawn. w w w .tr e w id d e n g a r d e n .c o .u k

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it and the garden is even dog friendly, so your furry friends needn’t miss out on the fun! There’s also a shop on site, with plenty of ideas for gifts and souvenirs alongside a selection of plants for your garden, as well as the tea room, which has won a number of awards for its quality of food and service. w w w .n a tio n a ltr u s t.o r g .u k /tr e n g w a in to n -g a r d e n Tanglewood Wild Gardens With a variety of interesting wooden carvings and a rugged wildness that attracts an abundance of wildlife, Tanglewood Wild Gardens has evolved to become a secluded, quiet and unique garden where you can simply just be. Shared equally by wildlife and people, the grass here on , the fo a e den e, w d and fi ed with wonder. This garden is popular with those looking for peace and tranquillity and a slow meandering walk. What’s more, the Tanglewood team have kept the gardens non-commercialised o, wh t you won t find cater n fac t e , you w find p enty of area to throw down a blanket and tuck into a rustic picnic. w w w .ta n g le w o o d m a y c o n ta in n u ts .c o .u k



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Trengwainton Garden Trengwainton Garden contains many rare specimens from around the world and was given to the National Trust due to the importance of its plant collection. This makes it a wonderful place for gardening enthusiasts to explore, but kids are sure to love it too, thanks to the Tiddler's Trails and Seasonal Spotter sheets! There’s an all-terrain mobility scooter available to hire for those who need


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OF AN ARTIST Introducing the Jackson Foundation – a uniquely ambitious, award-winning art space celebrating and championing the arts and the natural world.

ABOVE é Book Launch at the Jackson Foundation INSET Kurt Jackson 6pm. Cape Slip. 2016


oused within a massive exindustrial building in the centre of the thriving former mining town of St Just-in-Penwith, the Jackson Foundation was set up by leading contemporary artist Kurt Jackson and his wife Caroline and hosts contemporary exhibitions, events and fundraisers, in partnership with a variety of environmental and non profit or an at on This exciting and versatile, world-class art gallery is free to the public, bridging the gap between public and private art centres, and is the ideal venue to view a varied eclectic range of artistic expression spanning painting, poetry, sculpture, n ta at on and fi Run by husband and wife Fynn and Zinzi Tucker, this environmentally focused art space is green-built, sustainably managed and car on po t ve owered y an array of h h e c ency o ar pane and round source heat pumps, the Foundation goes further by delivering paintings within

Cornwall by one of its two zero emission, fullye ectr c car Providing local employment, raising awareness and funds for groups working to protect the environment, and giving back to a community that has been home to the Jackson family for nearly thirty years, this art space works to become a positive force for chan e The Jackson Foundation aims to provide a pace, open to one and a , to re ect on our symbolic relationship with the natural world, and the rewards to be found by taking a step back and looking around; to see the wor d throu h an art t eye

JACKSON FOUNDATION GALLERY N orth Row, St J ust TR19 7L B 01736 78 7638 www.j acksonfoundationgallery.com

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Meet the artists

We discover Art Space Gallery on the waterfront in St Ives and meet the artists who are proud to exhibit there.


‘Surf at Gwithian’ Oil on board

A founder member of the gallery co-operative, Helen aims to capture feeling and mood in her paintings and is inspired by waves, contrasting summer tranquillity with the vibrant blues of harsh and powerful storm waves.

LESLEY NINNES Also a long time member, Lesley is known for her small oil paintings on board inspired by the town’s atmospheric seascapes. Porthmeor beach at low tide, in particular, fuels a continuing drive to portray the effect of ht, re ected light and symmetry in the marine VICTORIA HILLIARD environment. Trained in Graphic Design and Fine Art, Victoria combines a love of horticulture, natural history and the tactile quality of clay, using it as a medium to illustrate her ideas, inspired by the seasons, the land, light and sea.


‘Blue Harbour, St Ives’ Watercolour on paper

Inspired by the artistic history of St Ives, where she lives and works, Lucy experiments with her own response to the town. On receiving a degree in Visual Arts, Lucy relocated to Cornwall, soon joining Art Space Gallery where she currently sells her watercolours, fine art pr nt and card


‘A Place to Rest’ Oil on board racey wor re ect her urround n , the architecture, alleyways and sea fronts. Based in St Ives, she depicts unusual angles of familiar places, using strong lines and bold colour.

SARA POUND Since moving to Cornwall in the early 2000s, Sara has taken up life drawing. Painting in a traditional style, she uses watercolour, acrylics, inks and graphite – the subject dictating the medium.

JULIAN ROWE Over t e, u an ha refined h pa nt n ty e towards a generous impasto application of paint and the rich, sumptuous quality that this can convey. “If a painting of mine gives a sense of being part of a story or scene, then I feel that I have succeeded. If it gives a strong sense of atmosphere, again, this is what I have striven for.”


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your creativity Suspended in time over the turquoise waters and white sands of Porthmeor beach you’ll find St Ives School of Painting.

é ABOVE Unlock creative skills you didn’t realise you had!

RIGHT Take inspiration from the stunning St Ives coast INSET Inspiring classes led by a team of professional tutors


DISCOVER MORE Don’t miss the school’s Life Drawing classes, which run from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, all year round. There are two more sessions on a Saturday from 10am until 12.30pm, and 1.30pm until 4pm.


he row of buildings that house the school are steeped in history. You may already know of the Porthmeor Studios as a creative sanctuary for the colony of artists drawn to the shimmering light of St Ives over the past century, and that previous tenants here have included Patrick Heron, Ben Nicholson and Sir Francis Bacon. What you may not know is that, nestled above the studios and the salty cellars, where fi her en t end the r net , t a fr end y community that has given both locals and visitors from across the country a space in which to learn and create for the past 80 years. With a team of professional tutors and a view that has inspired generations, St Ives School of Painting is a welcoming hub of inspiration for anyone looking to awaken their creativity; the perfect escape from everyday life, allowing you to focus on nothing but the art of making. The school offers a wealth of possibilities, with over a hundred short courses throughout the year with inspiring titles such as Ocean and Abstraction, Discover Painting, Expressive Watercolour and Contemporary Landscape. All the materials are provided too, so you needn’t bring anything with you. Beginners are always welcome and with small class sizes, there’s plenty of one-to-one

time with your tutor, meaning you can progress at your own pace. “I was a total beginner,” recalls student Jose Mejia, “I was literally afraid of oil painting. The tutor opened the door to set free my imagination and produce works I never dreamed possible.” Jo Baker, a student on the ‘Where Sea Meets Land’ course agrees, explaining: “As a newcomer to oil painting I’ve learned a lot. The teaching is excellent and my tutor has been very patient and informative. And, of course, St Ives is an incredibly inspirational place to work and learn.” Over the summer months, half-day workshops give you a taster version of the two to five day cour e and are a re a n way to experiment with different media and have fun. As participant Helen Rutherford puts it: “If you’re looking for a workshop that will deve op your confidence, and knowledge with warmth and good humour, then look no further.” To tap into your creative side and take part in one of the school’s workshops or classes, be sure to give the team a call!

ST IVES SCHOOL OF PAINTING P orthmeor Studios, St Ives TR26 1N G 01736 79718 0 info@ schoolofp ainting.co.uk www.schoolofp ainting.co.uk

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The artistic heart of West Cornwall’s history A beautiful gallery and museum set in acres of gardens. The gallery has a special exhibition programme and its speciality is work by the Newlyn and Lamorna artists. The museum covers over 6,000 years of history in West Cornwall. Open Monday - Saturday. Family activities on Saturday afternoons. See online for details. Free entry to our well-stocked shop and the Orangery Café, which serves delicious food made with local produce.

Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, TR18 4HE 01736 363625 • www.penleehouse.org.uk

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Cow Parsley in Cornish Feilds by Maggie O’Brien

Four Mugs and One Other by Neil Pinkett The Summerhouse Gallery is a beautiful, welcoming space showcasing the very best of Cornish art. Located only a stone’s throw away from the wonderful St Michaels Mount, we aim to create the perfect place to discover paintings, jewellery, sculpture and glass in a relaxed manner. Our artists vary from the extremely established to the young and up and coming. Regardless of reputation, we can put our hands on our hearts and tell you that each piece has been placed on the wall for one simple reason - we love it!

Pentreath Solitude by Kit Johns

To view information on artists, opening times and shows in 2019, visit our website www.summerhousegallery.co.uk

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Underground ADVENTURE Discover Cornwall’s mines in a unique and adventurous way with Cornwall Underground Adventures.


ased in the far west of Cornwall, Cornwall Underground Adventures is a brand new business set up to provide you with the chance to experience the uchy h tor c ne fir t hand ow n you to explore deep mine shafts and ancient tunnels that reveal the hidden underground wor d of ornwa t n ne Cornwall Underground Adventures is new for summer 2019 meaning you could be a on the fir t to e per ence th un ue de of ornwa e hear fro owner Matt George and Ben Sumpter who tell u e re e c ted to announce our new underground adventures, providing you with the opportunity to explore Cornwall’s mines in their authentic condition as they were left when the miners downed tools, in some cases hundred of year a o h a fir t for Cornwall, allowing you to explore the Duchy’s ne throu h a un ue and adventurou underground experience and providing you with the chance to visit places and see a side to Cornwall that even most locals don’t know about! There are different levels of adventure available, from purely historical surface tours, to simple walk in, walk out mines, to full-blown vertical caving trips (if you’re brave enough) where you can abseil down vertical pitches and u e rope to cro ap n cha rou ht to you by a group of passionate mine explorers and historians, you’re set for an adventure that won’t be forgotten for years to come as you visit awe-inspiring places that will leave you jaw-dropped and with memories that will last a fet e he e per enced tea are ua fied to lead people in the underground environment so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands, and there’s no need to worry about e u p ent, a t a prov ded for you So, if you’ve got a taste for adventure and want to explore the secret side of Cornwall, e the fir t to e per ence under round adventure in the county and forge incredible memories, then make sure to get in touch with the Cornwall Underground Adventures team and let them introduce you to the thrills of exploring Cornish tin mines as Poldark wou d ve found the a t e not nc uded

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A LOVE OF GIN We discover the inspiration behind Pocketful of Stones distillery and the mouth-watering spirit selection that they produce.


ocketful of Stones was born when two brothers, Shaun and Dale Bebington, tinkered with gin recipe after gin recipe; discovering the perfect balance of botanicals that took them back to their roots, the outdoors and the ocean. Created in west Penwith, the classic a pyn ry n re ect tho e ear y orn h pr n orn n when there t a ch in the air and the sea is that crystal clear blue that you know is still too cold to jump nto he ora and citrus notes of hibiscus ower , e on and orange peel are offset by the freshness of Japanese tea and a her ety fin h of gorse and orris, perfect when served with a premium tonic and garnished with a twist of orange.

Similarly, Caspyn Midsummer Dry Gin is thirst quenching and invigorating; infused with fresh English cucumbers to amplify those long, hot summer days. The Caspyn Summer Cup is another warm weather favourite, Shaun explains: e nfu e our a h p a pyn ry n with summer fruit, spices and ingredients, re ect n what r pe and ready at the t e of production.” Referred to as liquid sunshine, the Summer Cup is to be enjoyed when the sun is high in the sky, best served with ice, fresh berries, cucumber and mint and topped with lemonade or ginger ale. hen there the tw ted ter of the collection, Morveren Absinthe, sold in a striking presentation pack that tells the Cornish legend of the mermaid Morveren of ennor e p te the c o , the fin h is smooth and long, with a fresh zing and prec ou tt e urn he fina p r t n the collection is the Newlyn Coombe Damson Gin made with damsons foraged from the Newlyn Coombe River in Penzance, the perfect tipple to warm the cockles on a w nter even n Pocketful of Stones is a small craft distillery that strives to produce all of its spirits with the utmost integrity to its craft, and a deep respect for the ingredients and the env ron ent that they re ourced fro So, if you want to taste the delicate notes of a fresh spring morning, enjoy the hint of cucumbers on a heady midsummer's day or delve into a bottle of liquid sunshine at the height of summer then make sure to invest in your very own bottle of liquid merriment from the team at Pocketful of Stones.

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Situated in the heart of the fishing port of Newlyn, we aim to bring you the freshest and most local seafood from Mount’s Bay and the local area. All our dishes are ‘taster size’ so order as much or as little as you like, and pick a side or two to make up a meal.


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é INSET Pop in and see the team making the next batch

BELOW Roly’s fudge is made traditionally in copper cauldrons


sweet toot h Get a taste of the West Country with a trip to Roly’s Fudge Pantry in St Ives.

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ar e copper cau dron fro an ant ue hop, c eaned the r tchen ar e a and, u n nd ey rand other own rec pe , created the fir t atch of o y van a fud e fter a reat dea of product te t n , they opened the r fir t tore n or uay n a t forward to pre ent day and o y ha eco e o eth n of a hou eho d na e n the e t ountry, w th tore n tota acro the country av n won award n the a t decade, o y ud e c ear y do n o eth n r ht a t year they a o aunched a ve an ran e of da ry free fud e and, throu hout the year, the avour on offer n each tore chan e depend n on the ea on o, whether you re n t ve and oo n for the perfect ft to ta e ho e w th you, or are hop n to at fy that weet tooth w th a proper ta te of the e t ountry that een pa ed down throu h enerat on , a tr p nto o y ud e antry co e h h y reco ended


22 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1AB 01736 796119 www.rolysfudge.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

BELOW Roly’s is some of the tastiest, crumbliest fudge you’re likely to find!


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We’re open 8-5pm Monday to Saturday Kelynack is small and secluded, nestling alongside a stream, just a mile from the coast in the beautiful Cot Valley, in Far West Cornwall.

So why not pop in for some of the finest local meat produce, pies and proper Cornish pasties!

We are a small family run site and we always aim to offer a friendly Cornish welcome to all.


01736 787633

enquiries@kelynackholidays.co.uk • www.kelynackholidays.co.uk

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20 Chapel Terrace, Hayle, TR27 4AB

Tel: 01736 752427 • www.hampsonsofhayle.co.uk

Leading cookery school specialising in foraging and wild food cookery. Fat Hen, Nr. St Buryan, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6EH

t: 07767 792417 www.fathen.org • caroline@fathen.org

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PARKING? CHECK! Plan ahead with Isles of Scilly Parking and save yourself from the stresses of last-minute parking.



the best I have ever experienced in 50 years of living in the UK VISITOR


f you’ve visited the ancient market town of Penzance, you’ll surely agree when we ay that find n o ewhere to park in this busy tourist hub can be tricky, to say the least! And what could be worse when you have a ferry to catch? It’s even worse if you’re unfamiliar with the local roads and let’s face it, we’ve all been there! So, if you’ve booked a holiday to the Isles of Scilly and don t w h to find your e f ue t on n your parking decisions (or the lack thereof), then t defin te y worth p ann n ahead w th Isles of Scilly Parking. After all, a holiday to Scilly is a truly special experience, so why ruin it with the added stress of parking and then worrying about its safety while you’re away? With IOS Parking you have two options. You can choose Premier Parking, which is in the closest possible proximity to the Scillonian – u t a tone throw fro the uay r, you can opt for Standard Parking at the team's new purpose built park and ride site, which is a four nute dr ve fro the uay he pac ou and co forta e hutt e run to the uay every ten minutes; either way, your car is guaranteed

safe harbour while you make the most of your island adventure. One happy visitor commented on the ‘superb assistance’ offered by IOS Parking – “the best I have ever experienced in 50 years of living in the UK.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, and it proves that just a little planning ahead with Isles of Scilly Parking will really help put your mind at ease, setting the tone for a relaxing trip to the magical archipelago of Scilly. So what are you waiting for? Head to the website and book your parking online!

ABOVE é An island paradise awaits your arrival! INSETS é Secure parking next to the port IOS Parking's new purpose built parking facility

ISLES OF SCILLY PARKING O 1736 332727 07724 8 794 8 2 islesofscillyp arking www.islesofscillyp arking.co.uk

Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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Stonesthrow Cottage Cape Cornwall

A hounds delight with own separate entrance, stone floors, large dog room with bath/shower

day trip to remember. A


Available to let through Cornish Gems, please contact them on 01872 241241 Email: enquiries@cornishgems.com


• The complete bicycle specialists based in Penzance • Wide range of mountain bikes, road bikes, electric bikes and kid’s bikes; both online and instore • Sales, service and repairs


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The Cycle Centre • 1 New Street, Penzance • TR18 2LZ 01736 351671 • www.cyclecentre.net

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CREAM OF THE DUCHY We speak to Rebecca, co-founder of Cream Cornwall, about their newest store in St Ives.


stablished in 2012, Cream Cornwall has become synonymous with luxurious home wares that are inspired by the beauty of this captivating county. So popular are the wares that founders Rebecca and Alison produce that they can be found in homes around the o e, and of cour e, n the pa r a hp store in Falmouth, right here in the Duchy. Offering a wide range of products, the team also offers a bespoke interior design service. When we caught up with them last summer, they delightedly informed us of the news that they had opened a second store, in the popular seaside town of St Ives. Rebecca and Alison have more than 45 years of experience between them in the textile and interiors industry and it’s this that has helped them create such unique designs. Centred upon traditional craftsmanship, their designs showcase their strong belief in quality and their passion and commitment to keeping their products made in Britain, many of them in their own studio in Cornwall. One example of a fabulous product made right here in the Duchy is Cream Cornwall’s stylish range of lampshades. Not only are they designed with the coast in mind, but also made from fabric printed in Staffordshire and assembled above their shop in Falmouth. We asked Rebecca about their decision to open a new store in St Ives. “We believe in retail and the experience of actually going into a shop, rather than clicking a button online. People love to touch and feel what they’re buying and we believe our shops give customers a feel good experience that is hard to emulate when buying online. We plan to open more shops in the future and,

if all goes to plan, there’s even the prospect of venturing overseas! Since opening our store in St Ives it’s been absolutely mad.” And it’s no wonder! Anybody who’s laid eyes on Cream Cornwall’s range will understand that their designs and products really are unique, but not just that; they’re stunning and what’s more, they’re built to last. When you buy a piece for yourself – whether it’s a lampshade or a u ptuou oor cu h on you can re t assured you’ve made a purchase that you and your family will treasure for years to come.

é ABOVE Coastal crockery from the delightful Cream Cornwall range

BELOW Designed with Cornwall's coast in mind

CREAM CORNWALL 01326 31725 3 www.creamcornwall.co.uk

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BOOK ONLINE: WWW.POLGOON.COM | GIVE US A CALL: 01736 333946 | OR JUST POP IN: Polgoon Vineyard, Rosehill, Penzance, TR20 8TE

*Check web for opening times

53, Causewayhead, Penzance

t: 01736 350555


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Whites of St Ives invites you to stay in one of our 5 quality properties. We are a small business based in St Ives with an association to the town going back over 100 years. Our 5 quality self-managed properties are all situated in the heart of the town, within easy reach of the stunning beaches and The Tate Gallery. Choose Whites of St Ives for your summer getaway or mini break stay. www.whitesofstives.co.uk T: 01736 794645 | M: 07922 532586 Whites Porthmeor Studios | Porthmeor Road | St Ives | TR26 1NP

Trereife House B & B ’ SE L F C AT E R ING

Trereife is a family-run Queen Anne manor house near Penzance which can accommodate up to 16 people. Guests can choose between Bed & Breakfast accommodation in the main house and two large self-catering apartments. All rooms are King Size en-suites with views out onto the Courtyard or Gardens. Whether it's for a short break or romantic getaway, this tranquil and central location is the perfect base from which to explore West Cornwall. Long-stay onsite parking is available for guests visiting the Isles of Scilly. Dogs are welcome in most rooms. Please book direct for the best prices.

STAY ’ VISIT ’ CELEBRATE Off the A30, near Penzance Cornwall, TR20 8TJ T: 01736 317520 www.trereifepark.co.uk trereifepark@btconnect.com

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FROM DERBY TO CORNWALL We catch up with Tim Wood about the lure of the sea and how it drew him and his wife, Heather, to open Cornwall’s luxury getaway for grown ups – the Oceanic Suite Hotel, Falmouth.


DISCOVER MORE The Oceanic Hotel’s giant wooden hot tub, overlooking Falmouth’s harbour, is available for private hire at no extra cost, perfect for watching the sun go down with a glass of something chilled.

e hear from Tim and Heather, who give us an insight into their creation and share just a snippet of their story. “I have lived in Derbyshire most of my life,” Tim tells us. “I’d recently sold my publishing business and was wondering what to do next. Whilst chatting idly to my now w fe eather, he to d e of her any childhood holidays to Cornwall, especially the e of c y, and of her on he d de re to live in Cornwall. Well, I didn’t need telling twice!” Within months, their house was on the ar et, four of the r even ch dren had own the roost and Tim had rented a large old house behind a garden centre just outside of Bude. “And so, with three children still in tow, our adventure to Cornwall to live by the sea began.” Tim continues: “Having initially settled on the north coast, one of the ejected sons decided to go to university in Falmouth and within weeks, was telling us that this was the place to be. We were not convinced – what appeals to an 18 year old is often not the same as would appeal to a slightly more ature p u year o d However, two trips to see him later and having sampled a good selection of the pubs, restaurants and activities on offer, Tim tells us, “we had to begrudgingly admit he might be right. We have now lived in Falmouth for over six years and we still think it’s fantastic!” Having decided that Falmouth really was the place to be, Tim and Heather set about looking for a business to run and a place

to live. After a few days spent scouring the internet, Tim explains, “we came across a dilapidated old hotel which appeared to be going cheap but was in a perfect position – on the ed e of town, o on y a five nute walk to the shops, bars and restaurants, but not too c o e to e no y, and a a n, u t five minutes away from the beach, Pendennis Castle, and the lovely walks that the peninsula has to offer. What was not to love? e oon found out n arr va for our fir t viewing, I thought Heather was going to run away screaming. Walking into the Palm Court Hotel, as it was then, was like walking into a 1970s time warp – a mixture of Fawlty Towers and Rising Damp. The dining room sported a plywood railway carriage as the main serving area and there was a particularly hideous mural covering the main wall. he top oor wa conde ned o we cou d only imagine what it was like. In addition, there were no foundations at the back – in fact, a tree was actually growing through the back wall! – and the side extension was falling away from the main house. “So, I took Heather to the pub and after a few bottles of wine, persuaded her that it could be a fun project. Six weeks later, we were the proud owners!” To read Tim and Heather’s full story and to ee the ncred e fin hed re u t, v t www ocean chote co u our tory

ABOVE Stylish apartment living in a prime position, just a five minute walk from coastal haven, Falmouth é


1 L ansdowne Road, Falmouth TR11 4 BE 01326 38 9330 www.oceanichotelfalmouth.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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to shout about

We take a look at Now Kitchens and Bathrooms, a Helston based firm that’s been receiving rave reviews from a number of satisfied clients.


here are a number of kitchen and bathroom studios in Cornwall offering high quality bespoke kitchens and bathrooms as well as professional service, an impressive example being Now Kitchens and Bathrooms, Helston. Indeed, all you need to do is head to the Now Kitchens website or Trustpilot to see a wealth of rave reviews, many praising the immersive service that allows customers to env a e what the e act fin hed product will look like and remarking on the sheer professionalism and personable nature of the team. The team’s kitchens are beautiful, but we all know it’s the partnership with exemplary tradesmen that can make the difference. Now tchen fitter, hr , de cr ed y one delighted customer as “amazing – so skilful, considerate, helpful and thoughtful, as well as clean and tidy… he was totally dedicated to the project and arranged the scheduling of all necessary plumbing and electrical visits. The confidence the tea have n the r product and delivery is so reassuring.” Owner Darren’s philosophy has always been to assist customers to choose the right solution, rather than to sell to them. “I like to share my industry knowledge and experience to honestly advise our customers, enabling them to make informed decisions to create the room they really want, rather than what we want to sell.” Also part of the team is Showroom Manager Mike Green, who has

more than a decade of industry experience. Mike has worked on many of their most exciting projects, from small spaces where storage is the winning formula, to extension projects where communal living desires can be accommodated. Each one becomes personal from the concept and design, right the way through to the delivery. And then there’s Kitchen Designer Jono Peck. “As someone who has always been engaged with design and photography, I really enjoy combining the two to help people improve their living space. A new kitchen is such a personal decision and whether our customers know exactly what they are after or are looking for some inspiration, the showroom we have and the photo realistic designs never fail to keep the process exciting. Adding in the personal touches and ideas is so rewarding.” So, if you want to be left thinking “at last we have a kitchen that is an absolute pleasure to use,” or that you “wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Now Kitchens or to use them in the future”, why not head to the website and et the confidence you need, fro rev ew written by people just like you.

NOW KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS 1a W ater ma Trout, H elston TR13 0L W 01326 5 65 5 22 info@ now-kitchens.co.uk www.now-kitchens.co.uk


From virtual reality to reality!

The team’s kitchens are beautiful, but we all know it’s the partnership with exemplary tradesmen that can make the difference

Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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Our practitioners are all highly qualified, covering chiropractic, chiropody/podiatry, sports massage, acupuncture, rehabilitation, aromatherapy massage, reflexology and yoga. Foundry Square, Hayle, Cornwall


Call today…

01736 759088

Cornwall Hospice Care Community Services Providing comfort, information, advice and peace of mind for patients, relatives and carers affected by a terminal illness. In a place close to home.

These services are free

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BEYOND We discover how Cornwall Hospice Care is doing more than ever to support those affected by terminal illness.

C é ABOVE Paul Brinsley, Cornwall Hospice Care's Chief Executive

ornish healthcare charity, Cornwall Hospice Care, is reporting a successful extension of its services to support terminally ill patients and their families and carers in the community. Over the past 12 months, the charity has launched two initiatives – Neighbourhood Hubs in Penzance and Wadebridge, and Open Houses in Bude, St Ives, Perranporth, Tintagel and Stenalees. The move was prompted by the changing needs of patients, many of whom want to be cared for at or near their homes. Gina Starnes, the charity’s Engagement Project Manager tells us: “Our two hospices in St Austell and Hayle will always be at the heart of our charity, but they provide acute care for very sick, terminally ill patients. What we wanted to do was extend our specialist care to those who are living with their illnesses and just need information and advice and some therapy support. Our Neighbourhood Hubs and Open Houses have been extremely successful and we’ve already supported an extra 300 patients in the community.” Community Engagement Nurse, Lollie Brewer, continues: “We’ve got so much valuable experience. Our aim is to provide information and peace of mind for patients who don’t need to come into our hospices. We’re also providing support at some GP surgeries, at community gatherings and events, and in the last six months, we’ve had conversations with 215 people who may need our support in the future. We’re also working with our charity shops and will soon be running focus groups to see how we can better support those with learning disabilities, the traveller communities and the homeless.” Paul Brinsley is the Chief Executive of Cornwall Hospice Care: “I’m delighted with the success of this extension to our care services in, and for, Cornwall. We know there’s a growing demand and our plan is to develop these initiatives, opening more where appropriate.”

This fantastic charity actively encourages patients to provide feedback. One patient who attended a recent Neighbourhood Hub session said: “I never thought I could access a high quality service like this so close to my house, and you’re not expected to pay anything. It’s unbelievable and I am so grateful.” Another commented: “My mood changes every time I come to the Hub. I feel listened to and important. I’m really lucky to have been given this opportunity.”


Cornwall Hospice Care provides invaluable support in the community via Neighbourhood Hubs and Open Houses é ABOVE

Community Engagement Nurse, Lollie Brewer


P orthp ean Road, St Austell, P L 26 6AB 01726 8 298 74 communications@ cornwallhosp ice.co.uk www.cornwallhosp icecare.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk


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Tregothnan oak flooring Hand-crafted in Cornwall

Aspen and Ash produces artisan, hand-crafted floors for those wishing to enhance the beauty of a space with a stunning wooden floor of genuine, lasting quality. Our designer floors use the finest quality, exclusive Tregothan Oak, Olive Ash as well as reclaimed Douglas Fir and Pitch Pine, to offer unparalleled stability, finish and durability. Our hand-crafted parquet and chevron flooring is created with natural form and long-lasting function, and laid to stand the test of time. From the forest to the floor, Aspen and Ash is committed to preserving historic woodland with all flooring cut, kiln dried and finished in Cornwall, then delivered throughout the UK.

If you have wood flooring in need of renovation; we offer a new service in hardwood floor maintenance and enhancement. Aspen and Ash has taken delivery of Lagler specialist floor sanders to renew floors to perfect condition. This virtually dust-free process is professionally carried out by Lagler certified and trained operatives.

www.aspenandash.co.uk / 01209 210753 / 07980 703760 Aspen & Ash, Cardrew Business Park, Redruth, TR15 1SQ Untitled-4 1

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