Salt Magazine 2024 - John Bray Estates

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An unparalleled coastal mini-estate


Treverra Farm is an incredibly rare opportunity. A true gem on the North Cornwall coast, offering a luxurious and private family home in a stunning natural setting. The estate’s combination of traditional architecture, modern amenities, and breath-taking views from its southwest-facing position creates a unique opportunity for those seeking the ultimate in coastal living. With its main residence, holiday cottage, and garden studio, Treverra Farm is not just a home but a lifestyle destination, offering unparalleled comfort, elegance, and natural beauty.

Farm, Rock Guide Price £7,500,000 | 13.16 acres approx.

bedrooms | 8


Our sixth edition of Salt. Magazine has come around at lightning speed. As ever, we are so grateful to our partners, whose boundless passion and ingenuity never fails to delight and inspire us, resulting in the magazine you hold in your hands. These incredible artists, entrepreneurs, professionals and businesses have all chosen to make Cornwall their home and are all unified by their drive to innovate, create and perform at the top of their game. With its unique geography and coastal lifestyle, Cornwall has become a melting pot, renowned not only for its natural landscape but increasingly for its people, cuisine, hospitality, experiences and service. Whether you are merely passing through, or longing to make Cornwall your forever home, this wild and beautiful county draws so many of us to its sandy shores, and long may it continue to do so.

Shireen Cunliffe | Editor


Alastair & Fleur Mackie

Balance Wellness

Beach Retreats

Black Brick

Brereton Sharp

Bluntrock Brewery

Camel Glass

Celtic & Co.

Cornwall Community Foundation

CSA Architects

Daniel Miles

Dowling Dodd Chartered Surveyors

Flo’s Kitchen

Gynn Construction

Harrison Sutton Chartered Architects

John Bray Cornish Holidays

JB Estates

Jane Lawrence Flowers

Koll Studio

Editor: Shireen Cunliffe - JB Estates

Editorial Assistant: Phoebe PocockJB Estates

Copywriting: Hannah TappingThe Ocean Agency

Design: Rob Coumbe - Hutch Agency

Cover image: Polsted, PolzeathLatitude 50

Laurence Associates

Millard and Flo

Nicola O’Mara Interior Design


Projects Twenty Two

Quay 4

St Moritz Hotel Cornwall

Saunas By The Sea

Shore Stays

Sophie Attlee Property Services

Sproull Solicitors

Stacks Property Search

The Point at Polzeath

TLS Solicitors

Upper Deck

Watershedd Architecture

Whitewater Contemporary

Woodford Architecture

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We’ve blinked and another year has flown past. It’s been exhilarating, demanding and far from straightforward. In true British form, the weather dominates the conversation, but we are all hopeful of sunnier days ahead! With the South of France and Spain already becoming too hot for comfort, we have witnessed increased focus on the UK’s coastal areas, and despite one of the wettest winters since 1890, Cornwall remains a beacon for all ages attracted to its unique coastal lifestyle. We are cautiously positive about the year ahead, buoyed by steady market improvement week on week and the increased seasonal influx.

There is an exceptional level of quality property available or coming to the market over the next few months, giving buyers far more choice than ever, and stimulating confidence across the board. With off-market sales still accounting for a good percentage of high value transactions we would encourage buyers to start a conversation and register with us, as many prime properties never come into the public domain. For those considering selling, realistic expectations and sensible pricing is the blueprint to achieving the best results.

firmly at its heart. It has been a difficult year for many, with the divide between wealth and poverty deepening across the Duchy, so our continued support for the Cornwall Community Foundation has never been more pertinent.

During these unsettled times, the need for expert knowledge and grounded advice is paramount. Our combination of personal service, innovative marketing strategies and on the ground experience, all backed by an energetic and nimble property team, will steer you through the complex and idiosyncratic process of buying and selling. As trusted RICS valuers, we continue to guide our clients through the nuances of buying and selling, leveraging our deep understanding of the local market, accrued over the last half decade.

We are proud to be one of the most experienced and privately owned agencies in Cornwall with community

With a seemingly endless set of challenges facing us, including on the broader political, economic, and environmental fronts, resilience is the key to weathering these turbulent times. Amidst these uncertainties, it's vital to hold onto the things that truly matter to us: family, loved ones, cherished memories, and moments of simple joy like a bracing walk along the cliffs or a breezy beach picnic. They may not solve the problem, but they do make one feel so much better. 5
Photo Camel estuary, Sam Hussey

Once in a Lifetime

Beniguet, Trebetherick

4 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

On the market for the first time in its history, a much-loved family home situated in one of the country’s most sought-after waterfront locations, with unparalleled sea and coastline views. Beniguet is situated in an extremely rare 4-acre plot enjoying a very private setting surrounded by mature gardens with lawned areas extending right down to the Southwest coast path. Approached via a private road off Daymer Lane, the house has far-reaching views from both floors, including the Camel Estuary in one direction and Stepper Head and the Atlantic Ocean in the other. The property would benefit from either updating and extending, or could offer the opportunity for a replacement dwelling, subject to the necessary planning permissions.

O ers Over £6,000,000 | 4-acres approx.

Escape to


Embracing luxury living in the heart of nature: the growing allure of country properties in Cornwall.

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hile there is no doubt that the demand for prime coastal property still exists, buyers are increasingly turning their gaze inland. In an age where the hustle and bustle of life can sometimes overwhelm, there exists a longing for tranquillity, space and a deeper connection with nature. A growing number of buyers are looking to tread more lightly on the earth, keen for a change of pace from city living, as Managing Partner of John Bray Estate Agents Josephine Ashby explains: “We are seeing more people looking for properties where they can achieve increased self-sufficiency and adopt an eco-lifestyle. While these homes may not be completely off-grid, there is certainly a move towards this way of living. In recent years, there has been a noticeable shift towards sustainable living and environmental consciousness. Luxury country estates cater to this growing trend; from solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems, to replanting and landscaping opportunities, these properties embody a commitment to reducing one's ecological footprint.”

While prime coastal locations are still in demand across north Cornwall, the Camel Valley and particularly the villages of St Kew, St Mabyn and St Tudy are attracting increased interest. Jo continues: “This migration has come from both those who might already own smaller

Clockwise from above: Wetherham Lodge, St Mabyn, set in 4 acres, £1.475m. The Counting House, Trelil, set in 9.66 acres, £1.45m. Coombe Mill, Chapel Amble, set in 6.8 acres, £975,000.
Main image: Trewethern Farm, St Kew, set in 17.23 acres, £2.25m.

properties on the coast wanting to upsize, to those moving out of the city with a desire to reconnect with nature. The incredible country properties that we are seeing come to the market afford increased space and an escape from the sometimes-frenetic coastal lifestyle. They are properties that will be owned for generations to come.”

While the countryside may evoke images of remote isolation, luxury properties often strike a delicate balance between rural seclusion and accessibility. “There is no doubt that being close to the sea is fantastic, but those big open expansive views generally come at a cost, such as smaller plots and exposure to the elements. For those buyers looking for land and shelter, the nurture of a village community and ultimately seclusion, peace and privacy, rural properties tick all those boxes. What’s more, due to its unique geographical shape, no-one needs to forsake the coast completely wherever they land in Cornwall. Wherever you are in the Duchy, the sea is always just a short drive away,” adds Josephine.

“We are seeing some unique countryside properties coming to market this spring; from historic manor houses to quintessential Cornish farms, handed down over centuries. These estates provide ample space both indoors and out. Expansive grounds offer opportunities to roam free, while the abundance of nature in the form of wooded valleys, meandering streams, and wildlife imbues a sense of wonder. There are stables for equestrian pursuits and ample acreage for that all-important rewilding. These are not just homes; they are sanctuaries where memories are made and legacies are forged.”

Coming soon

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sneak peek of these new country homes: 1. Hillsborough Farm, Boscastle - £1.25m | 1 acre, 2. Tomphanny Barn, Tregellist - £975,000 | 0.183 acres, 3. Ambledown and Ambledown Cottage, Chapel Amble - £1.5m | 10 acres, From the top: Littlewood Farm, St Mabyn, set in 18.45 acres, £1.15m. Lower Brocton, Camel Valley, set in 5.5 acres, £1.25m. Carruan Farm, Polzeath, set in 1.4 acres, £3m

The Good Life

Lower Boscarne Farm, Camel Valley 7 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 36-acres

An extraordinary opportunity to secure a collection of farm properties in need of renovation, including an attractive 5-bedroom stone Farmhouse, a separate 2-bedroom bungalow and spectacular unconverted barns and stables. The properties benefit from glorious countryside views and are set within approximately 36 acres of agricultural land and river frontage, offering a variety of uses. Lower Boscarne Farm provides a rare project set in an idyllic and tranquil position, minutes from The Camel Trail at Nanstallon. Guide Price £2.5m


for good

On a mission to raise funds to aid the fight against cancer, Rock Raises for Cancer is putting on an auction to tempt all.

Following the cancer diagnosis of two local residents and close friends, Tracey Coombs, a local business owner, and Shelagh Prudhoe were determined to find a practical way for the local community to unite to show their support to local people facing cancer diagnoses, and so Rock Raises for Cancer was born.

Although initially conceived in 2019, the onset of the global pandemic hindered the original fundraising effort. Now, the local community has even bigger ambitions to raise funds for three cancer charities: Breast Cancer Awareness, Leukaemia UK and the Children’s Hospice South-West.

Local residents, holiday makers and second homeowners are all invited to place bids in the summer online auction which will culminate in a Gala Fundraising night at The Point, Polzeath, on 8th June. With the huge support of three local sponsors (John Bray Estates, Lucy Orr Interiors and Quay 4), as well as the generous support of individuals and other local businesses, some of the auction highlights are really rather impressive. To name just a few, there’s a flight experience in Cornwall, a Jethro Jackson original

artwork (amongst other original paintings by local artists), a stay in a staffed Indonesian villa sleeping 12, a Prawn on the Lawn voucher and signed book, a Jo Downs glass and so much more. All are warmly invited to join the bidding by scanning the QR code below, or by visiting app.galabid. com/rockr4c/items.

Rock Raises for Cancer merchandise is also available in the form of T-Shirts and a locally commissioned tea towel, depicting historic Rock. These can be purchased from Quay 4 from as little as £10. With other fundraising activities being planned for the autumn, the committee hopes that this will be the start of an annual cycle of events in the community, raising money for a variety of cancer charities, nominated by the community.

This year’s fundraising activities provide an opportunity for everyone to get involved and support both national research and treatment programmes, in addition to providing much-needed support for the local Children’s hospice, who provide support to young people with life-limiting conditions.


Best of Both Worlds

Mesmear Farmhouse, Polzeath

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

A delightful country home, Mesmear Farmhouse is an exciting opportunity to secure an immaculate 4-bedroom farmhouse, peacefully located just minutes from the North Cornish coast and Polzeath beach. Set in the grounds of Mesmear Farm, the property has been restored to exacting standards and provides a rare opportunity to secure a versatile, prime property in this idyllic, countryside position with farmland extending to 1.68-acres and use of a shared outdoor pool and jacuzzi.

Offers Over £1.5m


Grab your happy hounds this June and join us for some ‘pawsome’ summer fun on the beach, in aid of Cornwall Community Foundation.

John Bray Estates is delighted to be sponsoring a four-mile beach walk this summer to raise funds for Cornwall Community Foundation, a trust very close to its heart. Originally founded by a group of philanthropists in 1999, who identified the need to give those struggling across the Duchy a voice and to establish an independent source of funding within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, it became the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) in 2003. Since then, CCF has awarded £16m to over 7000 local projects across the Duchy, awarding small grants to grassroots organisations who are working to overcome the challenges of disadvantage, exclusion and poverty in their communities.

Events Officer for CCF, Becky Denton commented: “My role is to look after our calendar of activities which bring together new and existing supporters of the charity, helping to continue the fantastic work of the organisations CCF supports. We’re so grateful for the continuing support of John Bray Estates and we hope this event will be a great opportunity for people to come together to share their love of dogs and the great outdoors! You’ll also be able to learn more about Cornwall Community Foundation and how you might be able to help those in need in your local area.”

This much-anticipated Charity Beach Dog Walk will take place on Saturday 22 June and will see owners and their pups walk from Rock to Daymer Bay and back. Not only will all the funds raised go to CCF, this will also be a chance to discover the benefits of walking – from reducing stress and lowering blood pressure, to the delight of discovering new places and enjoying North Cornwall’s beautiful beaches with your dog.

Tickets can be purchased in advance and include a free doggy goody bag, a hot drink and a chance to win some fabulous raffle prizes. Registration is from 11:30am at the Rock Sailing Club with the beach walk starting at 12pm. If you don’t fancy the walk, then why not join us at the Rock Sailing Club bar for a drink and hot food afterwards to round off the day.

The cost-of-living crisis is creating a perfect storm for many people across the county, causing food insecurity, homelessness and adding to a growing mental health crisis. Your support of this event, with all funds raised going to CCF, will help fund grassroots charities and community organisations who are facing increasing demand for support from people across Cornwall.

More information

If you are interested in finding out more about how you, your business or your charitable trust might be able to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, please email:


Contemporary Cornwall

Kai Tak, Polzeath

5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

An exceptional and striking 5-bedroom contemporary house, designed with immense flair and panache by Cassell Tarring Architects. Located in the heart of Polzeath’s surfing mecca, this luxurious home offers a coastal lifestyle like no other with a landscaped garden and pizza oven, surf store and outside showers, gym, TV snug, and spa suite with a jacuzzi and sauna. Set in an elevated position on Dunders Hill, Kai Tak offers stunning sea and coastal views across Polzeath beach.

Guide Price £3.25m


While some of us can feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to seeking legal advice, a conversation with Matthew Traynor at TLS Solicitors has set our minds at ease in the knowledge that this is a firm that continues to put clients first.

What do you think it is about TLS Solicitors that sets you apart from other companies?

We are a local firm that offers decades of experience in the legal industry, and I think that our presence in Mayfair works for a lot of different types of clients, including those that buy second homes in Cornwall.

I feel that the main factor which sets us aside from big firms is the personable touch we can provide to our clients that large firms may not be able to provide. Our main goal in each transaction is to create a relationship with our clients as we see ourselves as their advocates from the moment we start working with them; we like to welcome new clients and keep them for the long term. No matter what your legal knowledge, we’ll keep the process straightforward and jargon-free.

As a multi-faceted firm, can you give us a brief idea of the areas you cover when it comes to services.

Our firm covers numerous areas of legal services including conveyancing, wills and probate, employment and commercial matters. Our diverse team is drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and our solicitors are qualified both in the UK and internationally, which I feel matches our diverse client base.

Do you have any tips for vendors and/or buyers when it comes to property?

There are quite a few tips that would be applicable when it comes to buying property! For now, let’s start with three:

• Make sure to work out your finances and ensure these are all in order before proceeding. It is useful to look at all costs before looking at legal costs, Stamp Duty costs,

mortgage broker costs, survey costs and any extra costs if the property may need some work.

• Choose the right advisors! When choosing to buy or sell, it is worth finding yourself the right people to help. Local estate agents, financial advisors, solicitors and mortgage brokers have a great wealth of knowledge of their respective fields. Combining their advice and knowledge will allow you to make or accept the right offer at the right time and ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.

• Once you have instructed your solicitor, return your documents as soon as possible. This is key when it comes to Conveyancing as it will save a lot of unnecessary delays, even at the early stages of the transaction.

What would you say is the ultimate goal for TLS when it comes to clients?

Our main goal, ultimately, is to provide the highest standard of legal advice to our clients, highlighting their rights and any other matters that might affect them. We know that some of our clients may not have had to actually use a solicitor before and, as always, we aim to keep the advice simple and in plain English to keep the process as straightforward as possible.

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A new series of works by Alastair & Fleur Mackie

When fishing floats are discarded or lost at sea, they become subjected to various environmental factors that contribute to their breakdown and transformation over time. Floats become fragments, fragments become microplastics, microplastics become nanoplastics. Due to the interplay of ocean currents, wind patterns, and local geography, coastal locations siphon specific marine debris, concentrating them in distinct areas along the shoreline. One of our local beaches catches these plastic fragments almost exclusively. For the project Alastair and Fleur endeavour to recover this material on the spring low tides and, with reference to the kinetic art movement popularised in the mid-20th century by artists such as Alexander Calder, the pieces are used (as they are found) as components in a new series of mobile sculptures that respond to air flow. The series will complete when the beach is clear.


Image: Thirteen Fragments (yellow), 2024 | Dimensions variable (120cm widest)

These and other new works are available to purchase and can be seen at ALASTAIR & FLEUR

MACKIE STUDIO, off Trewiston Lane, Rock, Cornwall, PL27 6PY


Polzeath’s Whitewater Contemporary brings you an inspiring series of Featured Artist Exhibitions for 2024.

Whitewater Contemporary has become a mainstay of the Cornish art scene, with its curated collections of painting, photography, sculpture, and studio ceramics. Central to Whitewater’s programme is its acclaimed Featured Artist series, held in the gallery’s dedicated Solo Exhibition space, which focuses on one artist or maker each month and keeps art lovers returning throughout the seasons to see exceptional new work. With the luxury of one solo and two mixed exhibition spaces at their oceanfront gallery, Directors Nick and Suki Wapshott are able to pursue their shared passion for supporting new and established artists here in the Southwest, through the curation of diverse and ever changing collections of work by artists such as painter Sam Brooks, sculptors Chris Buck and Andrew Thomas, and much-loved artist Simeon Stafford.

First in their 2024 Featured Artist programme is an exhibition of paintings by Suki herself, on show throughout May. Inspired by aspects of the Polzeath coastline where she lives and works, the collection is much anticipated by her devoted collectors in North Cornwall and around the world. In June, following the success of her exclusive 2023 Whitewater collection, British landscape painter Rebecca Styles will show a new body of work inspired by the lush beauty of early summer hedgerows. For July, the gallery changes the pace a little with a series of works by Hannah Davies that are inspired by reflections of the sky and landscape in glass. Subtly bringing together the trickeries of light and surface, her paintings express the many visual messages that make up our experience of the everyday. August sees new work by highly collected Cornish painter John Brenton, before an autumn Featured Artist exhibition by 2024 Sky Arts Landscape Painter of the

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Year participant Andrew Barrowman, who lives and works in Cornwall.

For digital subscribers, the gallery also now offers access to exclusive collections of work by way of virtual 3D exhibitions throughout the year, which have so far included paintings by Helford based painter Nell Kerr. Young landscape artist Max Leuchars has also created a preview collection for Whitewater subscribers, in a richly textured ‘alla prima’ style reminiscent of late 19th century painting, which strikes the balance between modern subjects and a historic approach to brush and palette work.

Whitewater Contemporary, The Parade, Polzeath, PL27 6SR. For Featured Artist exhibition dates and to subscribe to the gallery’s 3D Tour and preview mailing list visit

Left Sterenni – Nell Kerr; Above Cool Steps – Suki Wapshott; Top right Into the Wild – Hannah Davies; Right Sun Setting, St Mawes – Andrew Barrowman; Bottom right So Ham – Andrew Thomas.


Artist Daniel Miles’ exquisite tactile forms carved in wood and stone take shape organically under his guiding hands.

Daniel Miles has been honing his creative practice for over 30 years, he is also a craftsman and designer on architectural projects. An RAF baby, his childhood years were punctuated by the family moving every 3 years and he was lucky enough to spend his primary school years running wild in the woods and streams in St Kew. North Cornwall always felt like the closest thing to home, and is perhaps why he eventually chose to settle and raise a family here.

A self-taught wood carver, he served an apprenticeship with Reece Ingram and briefly studied stone carving under the guidance of highly regarded artists such as Peter Randall-Page and Simon Thomas. His work tends to be mostly in wood and stone, drawn to natural materials and inspired by time spent foraging in the natural environment.

Daniel’s sculptural explorations are an interplay with materials and form, exploring as a way of meditation, the delicate edge between chaos and order, success, and failure. He works intuitively, drawn to the reductive process of carving into natural materials, and uses a multitude of tools, both power and by hand, to guide him through, producing familiar and alien forms and structures inspired by nature and imagined natural forces.

His process starts with a small step and then follows it to its natural conclusion, before assessing and taking the next. Slow and deliberate actions gradually reveal forms that were only partially imagined at the beginning. In this way individual works evolve, influencing each other as they slowly emerge.

A single piece can take several years to complete especially when exploring an unknown territory, and may end up sitting in the corner of his studio until the next stage eventually reveals itself. Occasionally, he has a very clear vision and depending upon the size, a piece can be rapidly completed in a frenzy of chips and acute focus. In this way Daniel’s work is a journey, and many works must fail to evolve, but for those that succeed, the sculptural forms that emerge create their own impression for the viewer, rendering a freedom to every aspect of the encounter.

“It is in those moments when we are not in control, but remain open to possibility, that we are exposed and vulnerable. I have to trust that I can feel my way through the darkness, to follow the kernel of an idea to its conclusion and its many possibilities,” explains Daniel.

“Sometimes I can work on a piece for months and then reject it because it does not hit the mark.”

Daniel’s hand-crafted works are collected and appreciated throughout the world. He is available for private commissions at all scales and enjoys working jointly with clients to get a feel for what the end piece will be.

He has just recently shown at the Affordable Art fair in Battersea and the Salthouse Gallery in St Ives and has shows coming up at Morgan’s in Falmouth in July, the Rock Institute in July, and Moorwood Art in Bruton in November. Ongoing works can also be seen at the Bedruthan Hotel and the Scarlet in Mawgan Porth with public artworks in Bude, Fulham Palace and Brockwell Park. @danielmilessculpture/


Gynn Construction Ltd, a Wadebridge based construction company specialises in all areas of building, civil engineering and joinery. Gynn Construction Ltd is a family run, independent building contractor, established for over 35 years in Cornwall. The business prides itself on being an employer of local professional tradesmen and are able to fulfil any requirement for your project.

Gynn Construction Ltd Kestle Quarry, Sladesbridge, Wadebridge PL27 6JB Tel. 01208 815563 email:

BEAUTYin simplicity

In conversation with Millard and Flo, a full and comprehensive lighting and interior design service.

The Millard and Flo studio was founded by Interior Designer, Flo Millard and Lighting Designer, Chris Millard in 2011 after the couple moved to Cornwall from London. Flo had studied Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art and Chris moved to London after graduating in Product Design in Nottingham.

They both then worked in the art and design scene in London; during which time they built up an enviable circle of contacts and gained invaluable experience both in the capital and internationally. During this time, the couple worked on projects ranging from luxury residential lighting schemes in Holland Park and Chelsea to working alongside architectural, industrial and furniture design teams and artists.

Chris is Director of Lighting Design and works on a higher


volume of projects per year, producing comprehensive circuit-by-circuit lighting plans, detailed specification of architectural and decorative light fittings, and bespoke feature lighting for new-build and complete renovation projects. Flo is Director of Interior Design and takes on a select number of projects per year, taking up to three or four years from inception to completion. The interiors remit covers design concept and technical space planning, bespoke furniture design, kitchens, bathrooms, and custom joinery through to specification and procurement of all finishes and FF&E. Of her style, Flo comments: “I believe that everybody has an innate style that is a culmination of collective experience, natural preference and honed lifestyle aspirations.”

Chris and Flo often work together; however, they also work alongside other designers, architects, and contractors, particularly on the lighting design side of the business. Each project team is entirely unique, and they both enjoy the collaborative nature of each project.

Projects are mainly Cornwall based as the couple prefer to be very hands-on, with frequent visits to site. However, on occasion they will take on projects elsewhere, and the studio is currently working on a particularly exciting project in Portugal.

“We believe that every project has unique characteristics that demand a tailored approach. In Cornwall, there are many factors that require very practical solutions. Sand, salt winds and water sports, to name a few, all affect the way our spaces are designed. This ensures that our clients’ lifestyles are woven into each project and that the occupant can move through the space seamlessly because of

the practicalities that have already been considered by the designer,” explains Flo.

Chris adds: “Our lighting designs are very site and client-specific, and each project presents unique lighting challenges, for instance; very exposed locations, feature artworks, complex material conditions and integrated automation. Interior design and architecture also undoubtedly inform the way a space is lit, and Cornwall has such a diverse range of architectural styles and situations. Our design service has to be very fluid and organic to reflect each unique project.

The studio’s ability to combine and integrate an interior scheme with technical lighting and electrical design is invaluable for clients and contractors. This not only ensures a consistent and coherent overall scheme, but the benefit is especially apparent at the first fix stage, when conceptual ideas combine with technical design and support on site.

Chris and Flo take a very collaborative approach, both in the studio and among the wider project team, sharing collective expertise to create the best design solutions for clients.

“One recent project that we are particularly fond of is our latest completion in Mawgan Porth. Working with the immensely talented Rundell Associates and GYNN Construction, we were able to provide a combined design service on one of our largest projects to date. Our involvement spanned all aspects of interior design and a complex interior and exterior lighting scheme. Providing such a holistic and bespoke design service is the reason we are here doing what we do, and the result is magic,” concludes Flo.

Photos by John Hersey

Stylish Village Life

Little Porth, Rock

4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

This extremely stylish four bedroom detached family home designed by Millard & Flo, is tucked away in a soughtafter location in Rock, within easy reach of the beaches and north Cornwall coast. Completed in 2021 with vaulted ceilings and an impressive structural oak frame, the property is bathed in natural light with open-plan accommodation that flows out to the landscaped garden and terrace. Primary residence use.

Offers over £1.75m

Contemporary Cool

The Rookery, Rock

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Designed by Cassell Tarring architects this very well-presented four-/fivebedroom detached house is set on a generous plot in a peaceful residential position. Offering pristine interiors with an open plan kitchen and living space that dissects the property allowing you to entirely open up the property to enjoy the front and rear terraces and manicured gardens.

Guide Price £1.65m

T: 01803 865084 E:


Creating chic interiors and sublime spaces, award-winning interior designer Nicola O’Mara has a unique ability to bring homes to life.

Designers are also storytellers and perhaps none more so than international design expert Nicola O’Mara. Her approach to the interior design panorama is undertaken in the context of location, environment and sustainability, alongside careful consideration of a client’s lifestyle and aspirations. Nicola possesses a remarkable talent for intuitively grasping the stylistic and colour requirements of every property, be it traditional or contemporary. She infuses her interiors with a passion for natural fabrics, materials, and textures, creating spaces that are both inviting and elegantly modern. With an extensive network of skilled tradespeople and suppliers at her disposal, Nicola ensures that her clients can entrust their projects to her capable hands.

A recent project, Keynvor in Mawgan Porth, is an example of Nicola’s luxury styling. This unique new dwelling was designed by Cornish architects ARCO2, based on low-en-

ergy, sustainable Passivhaus principles. From its elevated position above the bay, the external design reflects the views and natural light and it was important that the interiors remained in tune with its architecture ethos. The light-filled open-plan reverse living area and double height spaces lent themselves to a Scandi-inspired design, so Nicola adopted a minimalist aesthetic and functional approach, focusing on a simplicity of style.

Clean lines and the mix of natural and industrial materials, complement the building’s incredible location and reflect the local landscape. Fluted wood panelling created texture and interest, while zinc black corten steel gave a nod to Cornwall’s industrial heritage; with Terrazzo flooring echoing the sand and stone on the shores below. Despite the minimalist approach, it was important to incorporate warmth within the design and through the use of textiles such as wool throws, sheepskins and plush rugs, Nicola was able to add those comforting elements that elevate a house to a home.

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Photos by Matthew Heritage

Drawing on her relationships with other Cornish design companies, work from luxury kitchen designers Yeo Design, experienced craftsmanship from Coast Creative and sustainable steam-bent wooden lighting from renowned local light designer Tom Raffield all served to enhance the interior décor, providing visual impact while maintaining the necessary functionality. Furniture was chosen for its natural materials and muted tones, with signature styles from Ethnicraft providing timeless design pieces.

It is attention to detail that elevates any design from good to great and interior design is no exception. While Nicola’s interior projects look effortlessly chic, it is her eye for the minutiae, combined with a commitment to excellence, that set them apart. Meticulously overseeing every aspect of the design process, from concept development and space planning to procurement and installation, she ensures that every element is executed to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. Discerning clients are quick to pen their approval, as Nicola’s five-star Google reviews prove.

Her work on Nathan Outlaw’s Kittiwake Cottage received high acclaim: “Nicola handled the interior design of our renovations from beginning to end with a great amount of care and detail. Not a simple undertaking at all, Nicola was able to imagine and visualise a completely new look and feel, and bring a sorry, run-down cottage and its annexe back to life. Nicola was able to communicate a very strong identity and design brief, and guided us through the process, as well instructing the builders etc on everything. The finished look is absolutely incredible and every guest we have hosted has commented on the interiors, and how wonderful everything is.”

In addition to full interior design projects, Nicola is also able to offer a luxury styling service for holiday home owners. With access to a full range of furniture, lighting, tableware and home accessories, which is also available to purchase from her online shop, Nicola and her team are able to expertly curate and enhance the interiors of high-end residential properties to create a luxurious and sophisticated living environment in preparation for photo shoots. This form of home styling concentrates on the finer details and decorative elements of the property, elevating the atmosphere and showcasing its luxury features.

Nicola O’Mara Interior Design has recently moved into new purpose-built studio space just above Rock. As you would imagine, the space is beautifully styled and provides an elegant location for client meetings. With an interiors showroom also opening soon, this is set to become a design hub for truly luxurious and timeless interiors that exceed expectations.



by the Sea

….because being footsteps away from the right beach changes everything.

Beach Retreats offers 250 self-catering properties across Cornwall, all located within easy walking distance to the finest beaches. Less time in the car means more time making the most of your precious time on the Cornish coast.

From floating through abundant estuaries, and sampling freshly landed catch, to riding clean rolling waves and glimpsing distant galaxies above sweeping landscapes, coastal wonder awaits your holiday with Beach Retreats.

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Do you own a Beach Retreat?

As an independent, family-owned company with several offices across Cornwall, Beach Retreats is a holiday letting agency with a hotel mindset. Being part of the Watergate Group, exceptional customer service lies at the very heart of this brand.

As well as bookings and marketing, Beach Retreats also offers property owners a fully managed service from pristine cleaning and seamless changeovers to winter maintenance. Owners can enjoy complete peace of mind knowing all their cleaners are trained and employed by Beach Retreats.

As experts in marketing exceptional coastal properties, why not let them put your property in front of their tribe of beach-loving guests? 01637 861005 | @beachretreats


In conversation with Camel Group’s Bruce Dudman, we discover a unique range of doors that are sure to redefine your home.

Over the last 40 years, the team at Camel Group have used their expertise to produce traditional joinery in the form of timber windows, doors, staircases and conservatories, which certainly kept them busy for many a year. However, with the more recent introduction of aluminium, wood-look PVC and composite Scandinavian windows, Inspiration Door Manager, Bruce Dudman decided a change in course was in order, and after much design work and product research, he came up with the Inspiration door range.

“Being based in Cornwall, we’re used to installing products in very exposed and sometimes wild locations,” Bruce explains, “and the whole range has been designed around this concept – to produce a well-insulated, weather-tight, durable door that also has all the modern security requirements for new builds, not to mention the striking aesthetic.”

Your first option in the Inspiration range is the Liquid Metal collection. Available in copper, iron, bronze and gunmetal, and with patina and oxidisation processes, the team are able to create the most stunning finishes on each metal door, making every one entirely unique.

The next range is created from a natural piece of stone which is bonded to the door, making the most of the raw beauty that only nature and time can produce. When it

comes to selecting the perfect piece of stone, you’ll be shown photographs for you to approve prior to production, so you’re sure to be pleased with the end result.

The recent introduction of sintered marble doors takes the natural beauty of marble to a new level, whilst being produced to make a more durable product than its raw counterpart, making for another striking addition to your home.

Each range is available in a side-hung or pivot design, with the option of illuminated handles, electronic opening, thumb-print recognition and many other high-tech features, which means no matter your individual preference, Camel Group offers the flexibility to cater to everyone.

You may find it difficult to choose between the beautiful Inspiration door ranges, but once you’ve made your choice you can rest assured that your door will be entirely unique to you and the perfect focal point to your home, leaving a lasting impression on all who enter.


Breathtaking Beach House

Gwel Trelsa, Polzeath

5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

Gwel Trelsa represents an exciting opportunity to secure one of three contemporary beach houses with uninterrupted sea and coastal views looking across Polzeath’s surfing mecca.

Arranged over four floors with well appointed interiors, large front and rear terraces, a cocktail bar and a sky hammock to enjoy the dreamy sunsets, the reverse living layout takes full advantage of the panoramic views.

Guide Price £2.75m


Coastal Luxury

Shore Stays, based in Rock, is setting the excellence bar high when it comes to north coast holiday letting services.

With an esteemed portfolio of highend, well-kept homes located from Constantine Bay and Porthcothan, to Padstow, Rock and Polzeath, and a dedication to curating and managing them, Shore Stays offers both homeowners and guests a luxury level of service and a commitment to excellence that’s second to none.

Shore Stays understands that letting your home should be a seamless and stress-free experience, and so their approach is simple: they prioritise ease and straightforwardness in every aspect of their service.

Local Expertise: Backed by a local team boasting years of letting and property management experience, Shore Stays ensures that your property is in capable hands. With an intimate knowledge of the area, they navigate the intricacies of coastal living with finesse and precision.

As a point of difference, Shore Stays is proud to maintain its longstanding family collaboration with prestigious north coast builder Terry Harris & Sons allowing them to offer a unique and comprehensive end-to-end property management solution for holiday home owners. Director

Emily Harris explains more: “From pre- to post-stay inspections, our property management team leaves no stone unturned in ensuring the immaculate condition of your home. Terry Harris & Sons, our in-house maintenance team, are on standby to address any urgent repairs promptly and efficiently, ensuring that your property remains in pristine condition at all times.”

“Our dedicated housekeepers go above and beyond, acquainting themselves with each property and owner preferences to deliver a service of unparalleled quality. With meticulous attention to detail, they ensure that every corner of your home is beautifully prepared for your guest’s arrival. We also provide professional guidance on preparing a home for letting and setting competitive rental prices, ensuring maximum returns on your investment. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the initial letting process, with annual property reviews aimed at advising and agreeing upon necessary upgrades to elevate a property to new heights of luxury.”

Shore Stays offers two tailored management packages depending on the level of service required. The first includes a comprehensive marketing and booking management service with access to an owner portal to view bookings as well as the provision of a ‘Your Welcome’ information property tablet for guests. If you want to elevate your guest experience to the next level, Shore Stays also offers a ‘meet and greet’ style service, calling in to the property within 24 hours of your guest’s arrival to ensure they have everything they need and to answer any queries they may have.

“In partnership with Terry Harris & Sons,” adds Emily, “we coordinate all relevant activities to prepare for guest and owner stays, offering a maintenance helpline, changeover inspections, and the organisation of welcome packs. Our direct access to THS, and our black book of local trusted

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suppliers, means that we have any building works or maintenance needs covered. Owners can rest assured that their property is in capable hands.”

When it comes to guests, Shore Stays local and knowledgeable team provides hands-on assistance, ensuring that guests feel welcome and well-cared for throughout their stay. There is always someone on hand to answer your call; there are no complicated menu options here, simple user-friendly booking options and impressive response times make for a stress-free booking process. With an array of contact options, including phone, email, text, WhatsApp, and personal login facilities, Shore Stays is all about communication and accessibility.

Whether it be a boutique harbourside apartment or larger luxurious coastal home, each is treated with the same attention to detail. Guests are greeted with a gorgeous welcome hamper featuring locally made produce, setting the tone for a memorable stay. Organic Made For Life beauty products grace the bathrooms and if guests are in need of any local recommendations then the Shore Stays team can help with places to eat, pop-ups or local events. Each property is well-equipped with an enviable inventory of tableware, glassware and of course, a decent coffee machine. It’s the attention to detail that makes the difference.

“We are seeing more and more guests returning year on year to stay in our holiday homes, as they know that each and every one of our properties offers the same level of luxury,” explains Emily. In conclusion, Shore Stays invites homeowners to embark on a journey of coastal luxury, where every detail is meticulously curated to elevate the holiday letting experience.
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5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

This contemporary 5-bedroom coastal home has been cleverly designed with reverse level accommodation to maximise the sea views. Watch the surf break from its elevated position then head down the footpath to explore the village amenities, beach and coast path. Flooded with natural daylight from full height apex windows, it offers spacious open-plan living, two generous balconies to catch both the morning sun and evening sunsets, a large lawned garden and private parking for multiple vehicles/boats.

Guide Price £2.8m Point Break, Polzeath
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John Bray Cornish Holidays makes it their mission to ensure that holiday letting is fun, easy and profitable.

North Cornwall’s holiday letting experts John Bray Cornish Holidays, have over 50 years’ experience and are proud of their on-going success and the incredible year-round booking numbers they deliver. To help holiday home owners in the region, they are delighted to share with us some of the latest market trends they are experiencing and insights on what might happen in the coming months.

“Last year, across our portfolio of 250 properties, we saw a superb average occupancy of over 93% throughout the peak summer period, and autumn/winter occupancy was 2% higher than the previous year! Despite the general feeling across the industry that 2023 was a ‘Covid-reset’ year, with self-catering accommodation demand dropping slightly nationally, impressively our season’s average occupancy levels remained similar to the excellent numbers we saw in 2019, pre-covid,” explains, Marketing Manager, Emily Mercer.

“In terms of booking trends currently prevalent and looking set to remain, last minute bookings continue to rise. Over 32% of our bookings taken in 2023 were made within four weeks of the holiday start date. Similarly, 23%

of our bookings were for short breaks. Whilst this is lower than other areas of the UK due to the drive time to North Cornwall for getaways, this has still risen from 21% in 2022. Also, continually growing in desirability are properties that accept dogs. We’ve seen a 60% increase in searches for pet friendly holidays since 2019, and properties accepting pets earn on average three extra bookings and 17% more revenue per year.”

So, how busy do John Bray Cornish Holidays anticipate 2024 to be? In November, they undertook a poll of 2,000 UK holidaymakers and results showed that 53% of participants expect to take more than one UK break in 2024. 23% said they are more likely to go on a UK holiday this year than last, with the top reasons being ease, and the fact that they’re watching their finances more carefully, due to the cost-of-living crisis. With all indications showing 2024 will remain buoyant, the team are incredibly positive about the coming months.

For holiday home owners with property on Cornwall’s stunning North Coast, John Bray Cornish Holidays pride themselves in offering the finest service. Taking care of every aspect of the holiday letting process, they provide everything from five-star cleaning and laundry, to full property maintenance and industry-leading marketing, ensuring your property truly reaches its full income and booking potential.

To find out more email or call 01208 228910.

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Letting and managing luxury holiday homes in North Cornwall since 1971 With over 50 years’ experience, we’re proud to offer full property management options and unrivalled levels of bookings to holiday home owners in North Cornwall. Find out how our local team based in Rock and Port Isaac, can help your property reach its full potential... 01208 863206


St Moritz’s spa undergoes a multi-million pound transformation, redefining luxury leisure in north Cornwall.

The St Moritz Hotel can be found at the heart of Cornwall’s coastal playground, in a majestic setting overlooking the waves of Polzeath. Continually striving to provide guests with the ultimate luxury experience in all areas, the £2+ million spa renovation will place the St Moritz as the optimum wellness destination in the South West. The hotel’s entire pool area will be completely transformed courtesy of a well-balanced design managed by Steve Coombe of 3idog. The new wellness space will be a haven of intimate spaces where guests can relax on ergonomic heated loungers designed to provide warmth, comfort and ultimate relaxation.

The tiling throughout will provide a classic and stylish aesthetic, with Italian rock and pebble-inspired signature flooring and marble white mosaics in the pools. For the walls, blocks of colour will compliment lozenge shaped blush pink tiles. The vivid fabric colour patterns and stripes utilised on new four-postered day beds perfectly capture the vibrant and energetic essence of Miami, blending bold patterns and vivid hues such as turquoise, coral and sunny yellows to create an element of playfulness. Within these Miami-inspired interiors, guests can partake in a range of wellness experiences amidst sumptuous environs that are at once inviting and sophisticated. Perhaps most notable will be the high-tech outdoor hydro pool that allows guests to enjoy warm, therapeutic waters in an incredible open-air setting.

The sauna experience will be unique. Alongside the classic high-heat sauna there will be a new nordic sauna, which will be scented. Add to this a spacious new crystal steam room, crystals are believed to amplify energy and support a deeper level of meditation, while the warm steam cleanses and purifies the skin, eases stress, relieves muscle tension and boosts the immune system. Drench bucket and ice fountain and multiple sensory showers and it will be a diverse and enriching spa experience, for those seeking both relaxation and rejuvenation. Allowing guests to enjoy the benefits of hot and cold therapy.

St Moritz Hotel is home to the only Cowshed Spa outside of Soho House properties and the only coastal one in the UK. The Soho House interior styling of the Cowshed Spa will be carried through the new development with the addition of glamourous new changing rooms, all stocked with sweet-smelling Cowshed Products, of course. The Cowshed Spa signature therapies will continue to complement the elegant new wellness offering guests an unadulterated state of inner harmony.

The new spa facilities are due to open in June 2024 with memberships launching early May. All of the St Moritz Hotel and Cowshed Spa options are available to book via or by calling 01208 862242

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The Point at Polzeath is a haven of coastal luxury whose reputation is built on quality and service.

Nestled along the windswept cliffs of North Cornwall lies a hidden gem, The Point at Polzeath. As you arrive, the first thing that takes your breath away is its location. Set in an elevated position above the village, the 240 acres of lush landscape has been owned by Jeremy and Eva Davies for over a decade. Family-run, this exclusive resort, with its sweeping views of the rugged coastline and proximity to North Cornwall’s pristine beaches, offers visitors a sanctuary of luxury and tranquillity. The breadth and diversity of The Point, makes it a destination for both locals and visitors alike.

Accommodation lies at the heart of The Point. Its seven on-site eco-apartments are a contemporary retreat designed with sustainability in mind, perched on the hills above Polzeath, and each with breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside and coastline. New for 2024, The Point Cabins are luxurious modern retreats, inspired by Scandi design and eco-friendly innovation, they are built with eco-conscious materials and a commitment to reducing environmental impact. The Point Cottages are a collection of privately owned, hand-picked holidays homes to be found on the wider Roserrow Estate, while further afield in Rock, Daymer Bay and Polzeath and Trebetherick,

a growing portfolio of over 100 hand-picked luxury holiday properties complete the picture.

The Point Holidays offers a full property management and marketing service to its owners. As a familyowned, independent local holiday company, The Point’s commitment to its owners and guests is exemplary. Owners are in safe hands with The Point’s own maintenance and laundry facilities, which provides quality linens to over 600 beds. A recent owner testimonial being testament to this fact: “Moving to The Point has been a game changer for us. Their highly efficient, reliable team with a personal touch has made all the difference. It feels like they know our house inside out and always have our best interests at heart. We couldn't be happier with their service and wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking top-notch property management.”

For guests, there’s a choice of cosy cottages nestled in the countryside or stylish apartments overlooking the sea; something to suit every taste and preference. With a focus on personalised service and attention to detail, The Point ensures that every aspect of the guest experience is tailored to perfection. “All was perfect, exceeded our expectations, and we can’t wait to visit again,” commented a recent happy guest.

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What really sets The Point apart is its leisure offering, at the centre of which is one of the county’s finest, nationalaward winning, parkland golf courses. Playing just short of 6300 yards off the back tees, the greens are immaculately kept and the course has seen significant investment in recent years, including irrigation to the tees, greens and approaches from its own water source. The course offers the perfect complement to the nearby championship courses at Trevose and St Enodoc, making this corner of North Cornwall something of a golfer’s paradise.

An onsite health club offers an indoor heated pool – whose water quality is exceptional – a steam room, sauna and newlybuilt modern studio which hosts a diverse range of classes. The large gym boasts a range of high-quality equipment, the main tennis courts have had a major renovation this winter and two newly built Padel tennis courts are proving hugely popular.

With so many leisure facilities on offer, working up an appetite comes as standard. It’s no surprise then that the popular Bear Bar and The Point Restaurant are well frequented by locals and visitors alike. The Bear is a place for everyone; all are welcome for a coffee, lunch or a thirstquenching glass of something cold on a warm day. With its large terrace, summer Sunday sessions are a great time to kick back and relax. Above the terrace, the restaurant’s balcony offers ringside seats for those famous north coast sunsets. Step inside, and the recently refurbished dining room affords a new menu that champions locally sourced, seasonal produce and with floor-to-ceiling windows diners get to appreciate food with a view wherever they dine.

Since Jeremy and Eva purchased The Point some 12 years ago, it has always been their intention to seamlessly integrate with the natural surroundings, creating a harmonious blend of comfort and serenity. Bug hotels, wild-flower planting across unused areas, tree preservation and a mow-less approach where possible makes The Point a destination that not only captivates the senses but nourishes the soul. Similarly, community is also hugely important. The Point is proud to employ many of its staff year-round and regularly supports local sports and community groups.

In essence, The Point at Polzeath is more than the sum of its parts—it's a destination unto itself. With its wide choice of luxurious accommodation, world-class amenities, and incredible surroundings, The Point invites guests to unwind, explore, and reconnect with the natural beauty of Cornwall's coastline. From the moment you arrive, you are enveloped in a sense of serenity that lingers long after you depart. www.

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Positioned amongst the spectacular scenery of the North Cornish coast, the authentic experience of a wood-fired saunas takes wellness to new heights.

auna culture is growing rapidly in popularity across the UK, and it’s no wonder due to the myriad health benefits to both physical and mental wellbeing that regular sauna visits can bring. Deep-rooted in Nordic culture, historically, a sauna would have been a sacred space; a sanctuary for cleanliness and purity with Finnish folklore often talking in terms of a sauna’s spiritual importance. Modern Finnish culture has adopted the sauna as a social space, and such are their popularity, it is believed that there are more saunas in Finland than there are cars. While many of us may only have used a sauna as part of a spa visit, social saunas are becoming

increasingly popular as users are seeing the benefits of hot temperature bathing first hand.

And where better to experience a sauna than on North Cornwall’s glorious coast? With locations in Polzeath and Padstow, Saunas By The Sea, the brainchild of founders Steve, Luke and Henry, invites users to experience the traditional benefits of sauna life. The business began two years ago: “Sauna culture was something we were very passionate about,” says Steve, “and we wanted it become a part of our lives. Henry and I are carpenters and with ideas from Luke on how to make it a successful company, we combined our knowledge of the area and found some beautiful locations for our first two saunas.”


The team hand-build each of their own saunas in their workshop as well as creating bespoke home and garden saunas for discerning enthusiasts across the UK. An authentically eco-approach is taken to each build with the use of sustainably grown timber and each sauna utilises a high-quality heating system that ensures both comfort and safety.

Positioned as they are, amongst the spectacular scenery of the North Cornish coast, these wood-fired saunas promote good health, balance and tranquillity. These are places where you can take time to still your mind and body, sit for a moment, breathe and relax after an exhilarating day near the coast. “There is no better feeling than to be enveloped in the heat of a sauna. The health benefits alone have inspired us to bring these magical moments to the coast for users to easily enjoy,” adds Steve.

Each sauna has a large wood-fired stove at its heart. Users can relax on beautiful thermo-treated timbers, while soft back lighting ensures full relaxation mode is activated. It really is the perfect setting to unwind alone or with friends, perhaps watching a wild storm pass by or the sun as it rises or dips. Or, for those who are sports minded, saunas are an excellent form of recovery: “If you’re feeling brave then why not sweat it out before run into the freezing cold waves afterwards – it’s so invigorating!” adds Steve.

“Our newest addition to the business will be open shortly in the heart of Polzeath – a new wellness hub that will include a shop full of beautiful products, different saunas, filtered and temperature-controlled plunge tanks, a therapy room for massage, reflexology and more! There will be a large canvas tent holding workshops, yoga, pilates and sound baths. And let’s not forget our fire pit area with botanicals to sit around and put the world to rights – a space to come, read a book and escape the madness outside our walls.”

The trio have a deep connection with the North Coast which shows in their passion for the area. “For me, it’s people that make a place; seeing friends and family on a daily basis comes first to the beautiful surroundings we live in. That said, the surrounding areas of Port Isaac, Polzeath, Rock and Padstow are amazing!” says Steve. It’s Henry’s home village of Polzeath that captures his heart; “I have so many great memories with family and friends there. There’s plenty of great things to do and see in the area, both in and out of the water. Also, there’s a sauna on the beach!” “I love the coastline between Rock and Polzeath,” adds Luke, “and a good old stomp with the dog up and over Bray Hill, ending up at either The Mariners in Rock or the Cracking Crab in Polzeath. Whatever the weather, it’s a lovely walk and picturesque, and the whole family loves a rock pool or two!”

The Saunas By The Sea are bookable online and can be reserved either as a single place or a private group booking of up to ten people. “We are always on the look-out for new, beautiful beach side locations as well as aiming to expand and bring this amazing experience to many different people by building saunas for them at home. We each have our own, so we really do practice what we preach!” concludes Steve.


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Discover a holistic experience, where medical knowledge combines with aesthetic expertise to create a unique approach to wellbeing.

Balance is the brainchild of Skincare Specialist and Registered Nurse Hollie. With a vision of combining state of the art skincare with selfcare, treatments are medically led and use pharmaceutical grade products, but without the clinical environment that can be super stressful. Taking a holistic approach to skin, health and wellbeing, Hollie and her team offer medical expertise in a beautifully calming and safe space. “I am passionate about bridging the gap between medical results and a spa experience, offering the most advanced treatments using FDA-approved medical devices as well as a focus on holistic wellbeing, adopting a 360-degree approach when treating our patients and clients,” explains Hollie.

Step into Balance, which you’ll find on Rock Road, and you’ll be greeted not only by a warm welcome, but with muted tones and soft lighting designed to help create a soothing ambience and a feeling of relaxation from the moment you arrive. Traditional wellbeing treatments are conducted by experienced therapists and include bespoke massage, skin health facials and reflexology. Balance also offers Cancer Touch Therapy and pregnancy wellness treatments in conjunction with Made For Life Organics. These adaptable and safe wellness rituals are designed to soothe and calm and ensure that the Balance experience is open to all.

Since it opened in 2021, under nurse Hollie’s careful leadership and guidance, the team has grown to be fivestrong with a fourth treatment room being added last year. Each treatment is hyper-customised to the client, for whom Hollie and her team create a personal treatment journey. As the Balance experience is designed to bridge the gap between a clinical setting and a spa so, whatever treatment you are having, comfort and relaxation is a priority.

The last 16 months has seen substantial investment in some state-of-the-art, FDA-approved, best in industry medical devices at Balance, one of which is Hydrafacial.


For those looking to improve the appearance and radiance of their skin this treatment uses VortexFusion technology and is suitable for all skin types. It boasts myriad benefits; reducing fine lines, sun damage, uneven skin tone, rough skin texture, inflammation and helping acne. A detailed skin analysis and assessment takes place before the treatment so that it is fully bespoke to each client.

Hugely popular with clients who are looking for noninvasive skin treatments, EMFACE is another addition to Balance’s impressive list of medical treatments. As the first and only luxury medical spa in Cornwall to offer this, it’s testament to Hollie’s forward-thinking and desire to give her clients access to best-in-class treatments. EMFACE offers full-face rejuvenation which not only improves the appearance of the skin but also strengthens and tones facial muscles creating a lifting and tightening effect without the use of needles or surgery. A patented combination of radiofrequency technology, which heats the dermis to stimulate collagen and elastin production, and HIFES™ (high-intensity facial electrical stimulation) improves facial muscle density offering impressive results.

Hollie is also a huge advocate of women’s health and so the news that Balance can now offer Emsella chair therapy (also known as BTL EMSELLA) will be music to many ears. This comfortable, non-invasive physiotherapy treatment uses High Intensity Focused ElectroMagnetic

Energy (HIFEM) to stimulate and strengthen all the pelvic floor muscles, boosting tone and improving symptoms of stress or urge incontinence. This treatment is particularly beneficial following childbirth or for those in the perimenopause/menopause and, as its name suggests, you simply sit down, fully clothed for 28 minutes while the chair trains your muscles without any effort. The fact that such a ground-breaking medical treatment can be experienced in such relaxing surroundings makes it all the more appealing.

Alongside medical treatments, Balance also offers a full treatment menu of wellbeing experiences with an emphasis on skin care and self-care. Hollie and her team take relaxation very seriously and will always conduct an in-depth initial consultation as well as designing a treatment plan for you to continue your wellbeing at home. Testament to this, Balance has reached the finals for Best Clinic South England at the Aesthetic Awards as well as being nominated Best Medical Spa UK 2024 in the World Luxury Spa Awards. Hollie will also be travelling to America in July to collect a Blue Diamond Award. Hollie will be representing the UK, alongside several other clinics from around the world. Awarded in partnership with iS Clinical, this represents Balance’s commitment to co-creating life changing results for their patients.


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A Birds Eye View

Harbour Heights, Port Isaac

6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 0.66-acres

Set in an imposing position on Rose Hill, overlooking Port Isaac village, Harbour Heights is a substantial detached 5-bedroom property with a modern self-contained 1-bedroom studio/annexe. Set on a generous plot, this wellpresented property offers breath-taking sea and coastal views from all the principal rooms, with plentiful outside space including a large sea facing deck, terraced lawned garden, and single garage with driveway parking.

Guide Price £1.295m



small beginnings to new expansions, Bluntrock Brewery

has gained much acclaim for its small-batch, high quality beers, brewed just a few miles from the North Cornish coast.

Meet Hugo and George; modern brewers with a vision to open a nanobrewery and taproom, brewing the freshest Pale ales, IPAs and lagers close to Cornish shores. With a container brewery successfully installed, brewing began in the winter of 2020 with the Bluntrock Taproom opening its doors in spring 2021. Brewing on-site affords Hugo and George complete control over the quality of their beers, giving a guarantee that the beer served in their Taproom will always be at its freshest when served.

“We use modern brewing techniques, pure Cornish water from our borehole, traditional English malts, a range of English, European, American and New Zealand hops, fresh liquid yeasts and a range of local fruits and plants in our special brews. All of these ingredients go to create the delicious and diverse beers that you can enjoy in our Taproom, and soon enough you’ll be able to enjoy them further afield.” explains Hugo.

Such has been the success of Bluntrock’s stable of beers that Hugo and George have just announced that they will be expanding into a new, state of the art brewery some ten times the size of their existing one, but just 600m down the road. The new brewery, which is due to be commissioned at the start of May 2024, will not only allow them to grow their incredible community, but to achieve new heights of innovation and quality in their brewing techniques. They are also committed to continue to operate in the most sustainable, inclusive and honest way possible.

“The new brewery will take advantage of progressive systems such as CO2 recovery, solar power and an onsite bore hole, all of which pull us closer to net zero. It’s worth adding that we will be the very first brewery in Cornwall to have a CO2 recovery system installed. We are going to aim for a B-Corp certification within the first two years of our expansion, as well as working with Zevero, a leading carbon accounting firm, to monitor the carbon emissions of our supply chains, processes and finished beers,” adds Hugo.

Two new brewers will be joining the team this spring, giving Bluntrock a combined brewing experience of over 20 years. Their signature hazy pale ales and unfiltered lagers will be made in the new brewery, while the smaller brewing kit on the Taproom site will be reserved for monthly special brews and recipe development. The Taproom in St Minver will continue to host its hugely popular live music events with a focus on jazz, blues and groovy vinyl nights. An exciting selection of street food trucks including local favourites Dank Franks, Fat Pepper and Sourdoughlicious will be back at the Taproom over the summer, along with a new Taproom car park in the offing, access to these events will be easier than ever!





Located just a stone’s throw from the beach, family operated Flo’s Kitchen is a beach side sandwich, salad bar and coffee shop that offers a healthy alternative to the usual seaside fare. Founded by local couple Chris & Flora Dunkerley, the kitchen caters for all dietary needs and allergens with mouth-watering options to suit vegan’s, vegetarians, pescatarians, gluten free and not forgetting meat eaters too. Freshly prepared with a changing daily specials menu, there is always something delicious to tantalise your tastebuds, alongside some homemade treats to satisfy sweet teeth.

If home cooking is more your style, then head up Dunders Hill to Flo’s Deli & Stores. Formerly known as Trebetherick Stores, this well-stocked deli, bakery, and all-round general store is a community stalwart offering a wide range of culinary delights from small nibbles to hearty meals. Start your mornings right with an assortment of breakfast items and pastries, fresh milk, butter, and newspapers then round it off with a great selection of wines and beers, paired with cheeses from around the world alongside sliced meats and pâtés. The deli offers everything you might need to prepare home cooked meals including fresh produce, pantry essentials, pasties and more. @floskitchenpolzeath
Bistro-style dining at the Upper Deck in Rock brings superb seasonal food with breathtaking views over the Camel Estuary.

While Rock is known for its swathes of golden dunes and crystal-clear calm waters, it’s perhaps its foodie following that has placed it on the map of late. With a plethora of excellent restaurants, some boasting the much-coveted Michelin star, the Upper Deck Restaurant is an unpretentious Mediterranean-style bistro/brasserie that is the talk of the town. After a considerable refurbishment in September last year, with revamped menus, this riviera-style restaurant and bar has been receiving much acclaim from locals and visitors ever since. Offering year-round, locally sourced, seasonal dishes that won’t damage your pocket, it’s fair to say that The Upper Deck, (which is also dog-friendly), is cooking up something of a storm in North Cornwall. Bringing extensive experience of running restaurants, nightclubs and hotels across the South West and in London, The Upper Deck team has created a welcoming, laidback ambience with food and drink at its heart; whether that be coffee and cake after a morning beach stroll, a long lunch with friends, sweet sundowners on the open air terrace, with its panoramic views of the Camel Estuary and Padstow, or a candle-lit dinner accompanied by the twinkling notes of the Baby Grand on a weekend evening.

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Don’t miss out on The Upper Deck Local’s Card. Just show proof of residency at the bar to receive your card which will give you 10% off your final Meal bill, including drinks, with no time limit on when you can use it.

Diners can expect an array of incredible local produce, with much of its seafood locally caught and other ingredients travelling food footsteps rather than miles. The guiding principle for the menus is comforting plates of warming food in autumn and winter - think nourishing ragus and hearty pastas, while in the summers months a more Mediterranean menu is introduced, reminiscent of warmer climes, which sees plenty of seafood and fresh summer vegetables gracing the menu… and, of course, the ubiquitous Sunday Roast lunch features October to March, which includes all imaginable trimmings.

Upper Deck Head Chef David Townsend brings with him great working relationships with local producers, meaning that his kitchen gets the cream of the crop. “We’re big on fresh produce and are lucky that we can get awesome supplies delivered to our door daily – veg even twice a day,” he says. “You can see the Porthilly Mussel farm from our balcony, so it’s fitting that we serve Porthilly mussels daily….”

Community is key for The Upper Deck, so expect regular supper clubs, and local evenings, as well as summer events too.

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Safeguard your property with a management service that looks after your home as if it were their own.

Sophie Attlee Property Management Services specialises in providing personalised and comprehensive property management solutions for North Cornwall homeowners in Rock, Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Port Isaac. Sophie, whose Cornish roots, and heritage give her a head start with local contacts as well as an intimate local knowledge of the area, offers property management services including scheduling weekly or fortnightly property inspections tailored to meet individual insurance requirements for vacant properties. Additional services include everything from keyholding, working in partnership with the sales team at JB Estates, organising and managing trades for planned or emergency maintenance work, to readying a property for arrival by turning the heating on, or unpacking an online shopping delivery for a client’s arrival. She’s not afraid to roll her sleeves up and deal with the mundane, day to day stuff.

Sophie is committed to building strong, trusted relationships with homeowners. With extensive experience, in addition to her deep-rooted connection to the area, she can offer personal expertise and unparalleled knowledge. Her proximity to the properties she manages allows her to keep a close eye on them, providing complete peace of mind for homeowners and her proactive and personal approach to communication ensures any requests are always promptly addressed and resolved.

Understanding the importance of trust, Sophie prioritises regular communication and transparency with her clients: “I live very close to the houses that I look after, which means that I might walk or drive past them several times a week. So, along with any scheduled visits, I can send them updates of their gardens in bloom, but also keep an eye out for any unexpected problems, especially after a period of wild Cornish weather! Over the years, I have built up trusted relationships with local tradespeople, so I can tailor my approach to meet the specific needs of each owner and property. It’s all about ensuring homeowners receive personalised attention and real solutions.”

Homeowners can benefit from Sophie’s local expertise, dedication, and individual approach. “Whether my clients have commitments elsewhere or just need help to manage their property remotely, I offer peace of mind, with the knowledge that their home is in capable hands. My goal is to ensure that homeowners can fully enjoy their north Cornish home without worrying about its maintenance and security,” adds Sophie. “I always operate from a position of trust and discretion and, as the single point of contact, my clients know that they will always receive a highly responsive and unique service.”

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5 Bedrooms | 4 bathrooms Fantastic Frontline

Llawnroc, Porthcothan

From its clifftop position overlooking Porthcothan Bay, Llawnroc commands outstanding views over one of North Cornwall’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. Completed in 2014, this striking beach home offers meticulous design and craftsmanship throughout, with high levels of environmental performance that remain ahead of its time. The four large picture windows are angled to capture the uninterrupted views of the surrounding coastline and ever-changing seascape. Guide Price


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you’re looking to purchase a dream home in Cornwall, buying agent specialist Clare Coode of Stacks Cornwall could help to make it a pain-free process.

In the labyrinth of the property market, where hours of online searches often yield frustration rather than fulfilment, a buying agent could be the solution. We ask Clare Coode to explain further: “It’s important to note that we are not estate agents – we don’t sell houses – and we are completely impartial. A buying agent’s sole mission is to act in the best interests of the buyer, navigating the complex landscape of property acquisition with discretion, expertise and dedication.”

With a limited number of clients at any given time, Clare ensures an unwavering focus on each buyer’s unique requirements, avoiding any conflicts of interest. We ask her about the benefits of such a service: “The journey begins with the property search itself. It is estimated that buyers in the UK spend an average of 60 hours looking at properties before they find the right one; a buying agent can cut that to single digits. In addition, with an estimated 40% of prime property sold off-market, by leveraging close relationships with local estate agents, a buying agent is often able to gain access to these elusive opportunities.”

However, the service extends far beyond mere property identification as Clare explains: “I conduct thorough due diligence, scrutinising every aspect of a potential purchase, from hidden flaws to neighbourhood nuanc-

es. With offices in north Cornwall, and a deep and diverse knowledge of the area from over a decade of living here, I can instantly give clients vital information about the area as well as the property, and can immediately view it on their behalf. Armed with on-the-ground capability, I can then curate a tailored shortlist of properties for clients to consider.”

With an intimate understanding of property values and market dynamics, a buying agent ensures that its clients secure the best possible deal during the negotiation phase. When it comes to negotiation, Clare is able to find out –or may already know – the history of the property, so can objectively value it. On many occasions Clare has saved her clients more than her fee: “Buying property is an emotional experience,” says Clare. “Working with an objective expert can make all the difference. It is estimated that 40% of sales are currently falling through between offer and exchange; with Stacks, that figure drops to 3 to 4%.”

“As part of Stacks Search and Acquisition, one of the oldest buying agencies in the country, I am lucky to be able to access a wealth of additional experience. I take pride in helping my clients to find their dream home, acquiring it for the best possible price with the least possible stress.”

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Many prime properties never come onto the open market. If you are looking for something special, it may well be for sale discreetly. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and register your details with us.

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To the Manor Born

Trebrea Manor, Nr Tintagel

8 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 4 acres

A superb Grade II* Listed country house that has been restored to exacting standards. Set in approx. 4 acres of mature grounds including a separate paddock opposite with an unconverted annexe and separate studio also set within the grounds, offering development potential. Trebrea Manor offers a wealth of period features and all three properties command glorious sea views across open countryside towards St Materiana’s Church.

Offers Over £2.5m


Swap city life for a rural retreat by the coast, with these dreamy cottages currently on the market with JB Estates.

Brambledene, Trelights

Guide £515,000

3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Sympathetically renovated, this three-bedroom semi-detached stone cottage is located in the heart of the tranquil hamlet of Trelights. Within moments of the North Cornish coastline, and the picturesque harbour village of Port Isaac, this charming property benefits from many character features, a substantial garden and driveway parking.

Hillside Cottage, Port Isaac

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Over £720,000

3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Within striking distance of the Harbour, Hillside Cottage is a Grade II listed boutique-style cottage renovated by Noushka Design. With joyful and zesty interiors, this charming property also offers a large terraced garden with wonderful Harbour and sea views, and a rented parking space.

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2 Porthilly Cottages, Porthilly

Guide £725,000

2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

A mid-terrace stone cottage, located in a sought-after position along Porthilly Lane just a short walk from Porthilly cove, the golf course and local amenities. Lovingly refurbished and offering 2 double bedrooms, the property benefits from far reaching countryside views and estuary views from the elevated rear garden.

Treveighan Cottage, St Teath

Guide £350,000

3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Located on the edge of St Teath, Treveighan Cottage is a short drive from Wadebridge town and the North Cornwall coast. Dating from the 1600s, this characterful cottage boasts many original features and a gorgeous, sunny rear garden with a timber garden studio and detached single garage with parking across the road.

Little Torquil, Daymer Bay



2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

A delightful two-bedroom detached property positioned off Daymer Lane, mere steps from Daymer Bay beach. Conveniently located to enjoy all that the North Cornish coast has to offer, Little Torquil is currently a popular holiday let. This charming cottage benefits from private parking, a sunny rear garden and open plan accommodation.

Millers Cottage, St Minver



2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

A sympathetically converted detached, stone holiday cottage located in a picturesque rural setting. Within moments of the North Cornish coastline, and the soft sandy beaches of Rock and Polzeath, this former mill cottage benefits from original features, a substantial rear garden bordering a stream, and off-road parking. 61

Harbourside Living

Clustered around Port Isaac’s picturesque harbour, these charming properties offer a unique opportunity to own a slice of Cornish history.
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1. Valencia House, Guide £1.25m 2. Merlin’s View, Guide £635,000 3. Pen Eglos, Guide £775,000 4. The Cottage, Guide £415,000 5. Cor Anglais, Guide £545,000 6. The Old Vicarage, Guide £1.195m. 7. Aunt Dora’s, Guide £565,000 8. Tidekeeper’s Cottage, Guide £545,000. 9. Lundy Cottage, Guide £435,000

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Sometimes in Cornwall you think ‘How did they ever find that place?’. So when you find yours, let’s make sure you get it.

Elegance Personified

Shores House, Rock

6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Set in a peaceful and private position in Rock, this substantial detached 6-bedroom house, boasts elegant interiors, a generous manicured garden, and a double garage. Completed in 2007 this high-specification property combines traditional features with modern construction methods.

Guide Price £2.2m

Countryside Charm

Speedwell, Tredrizzick

6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

This detached, five-bedroom family home with a separate one bedroom annexe is situated in an elevated position on the hillside with views across the Cornish countryside. Located on the edge of the everpopular village of Rock, this elegant home is surrounded by a picturesque country garden.

Guide Price £1.395m

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