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CAMBORNE - 01209 612255 camborne@millerson.com

Truro city office was opened at the beginning of the year and we are extremely pleased with all the welcome and support received from everyone. This office will help us consolidate our position as one of Cornwall’s leading agents in the County with Truro and excellent local coverage throughout the County. Personal service is paramount and advice in this challenging but always shifting market is essential and remains our priority.

FALMOUTH - 01326 311666 falmouth@millerson.com HAYLE - 01736 754115 hayle@millerson.com HELSTON - 01326 572434 helston@millerson.com LAUNCESTON - 01566 776055 launceston@millerson.com

The market is in an interesting state of flux; investors still remain active and properties with land and rural cottages, bungalows and houses are always popular.

LISKEARD - 01579 344401 liskeard@millerson.com

Cornwall is a wonderful County and the diversity of property is huge as well the variety of peoples needs and wishes when buying their new home. The rewarding challenge of matching properties with suitable buyers keeps us all on our toes and keen to keep Cornwall special.

OKEHAMPTON - 01837 54080 okehampton@millerson.com PENZANCE - 01736 361282 penzance@millerson.com REDRUTH - 01209 216367 redruth@millerson.com

For all your property needs please contact your local office.

SAMPFORD COURTENAY 01837 82594 ST IVES - 01736 798833 st.ives@millerson.com TAVISTOCK - 01822 617243 tavistock@millerson.com TRURO - 01872 277794 truro@millerson.com Okehampton Launceston Tavistock

JEREMY MILLER Business Development Partner Miller & Son LLP Valuing people and property Tel: 01872 245100 St Ives www.millerson.com Penzance

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Redruth Camborne

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COMMERCIAL, LAND & PLANNIING TRURO - 01872 277794 commercial@millerson.com FINE HOMES AGRICULTURAL & EQUESTRIAN 01837 55006 finehomes@millerson.com LETTINGS: Falmouth - 01326 311672 Hayle - 01736 759488 Launceston - 01566 779810 Liskeard - 01579 344401 Redruth - 01209 310970

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PERRANWELL STATION

£650,000

A very spacious and extended five bedroom family bungalow in this attractive rural location just six miles from Truro. Goonvrea Farm Bungalow features very spacious family accommodation including 24' x 19' main living room, a 14' x 12' conservatory, 24' x 23' double garage featuring three full height auto roll-up doors, one and a half acres, five bedrooms and two en-suite showers/WCs. The gardens surrounding are quite delightful and mature on all sides. EPC Rating: Band C.

ROUNDWOOD

Truro Office 01872 277794

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£895,000

Oyster Cottage is a quite delightful and spacious four bedroom modern family home located in this hugely sought after area of outstanding natural beauty with tidal creek frontage, excellent sheltered mooring, dock and grass topped quay. Originally built in 1974 this charming detached house features spacious four bedroom accommodation which has undergone considerable updating and alteration to now offer quality accommodation. EPC Rating: Band D.


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Planning your inheritance with Brewin Dolphin A selection of properties from Miller & Son

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Truro Office St Ives Office Tavistock Office

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Your luxury Cornwall Escape this summer…

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A selection of properties to let from Miller & Son An Italian Holiday with a difference… A selection of properties from Miller & Son

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The Haven at Carbis Bay Helston Office

Penzance Office Launceston Office Falmouth Office

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A selection of properties to let from Miller & Son Award winning Devon Farmer, Riverford Organic… A selection of properties from Miller & Son

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Camborne Office Liskeard Office Front cover image: The Haven at Carbis Bay, for more information please visit www.cornishgems.com Published by TBC Publishing Limited, Telephone: 01763 810042. ©TBC Publishing 2013. All rights reserved. Reproduction is forbidden except by express permission of the Publishers. The content of this magazine is believed to be correct but its accuracy is not guaranteed and it does not form part of any offer or contract. TBC Publishing Limited cannot accept responsibility for any omissions or errors.

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LD SO

LD SO TREGAVETHAN

£750,000

This superb and spacious Victorian Manor House will appeal to those purchasers looking for a home and investment and will require updating and modernising. The Manor House has tremendous charm and character with classic Victorian style granite mullioned windows, granite door openings and granite quoins. There is considerable further potential to develop the outbuildings to the rear of the residence subject to the necessary planning permissions. EPC Rating: Bands G, F, F & F.

ROUNDWOOD

Truro Office 01872 277794

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£650,000

Quay Cottage provides a unique opportunity to acquire a "character" detached cottage in this highly sought after location with tidal creek frontage and excellent sheltered moorings. This area of outstanding natural beauty offers a peaceful and tranquil location with 140' water frontage consisting mainly of a stone/granite quay with grassed surface and boat slip. The cottage itself is approximately 15' above the high water mark. EPC Rating: Band E.


CARBIS BAY

£499,950

Detached family home with self contained one bedroom annexe, driveway parking, garage and delightful enclosed garden. Offering two reception rooms, conservatory overlooking the rear garden and quality fitted kitchen with separate utility room. The master bedroom is en-suite and offers distant views. There are two further double bedrooms. The annexe could be used for family or as a let. The gardens offer a high degree of privacy. An early viewing is advised! EPC Rating C.

ST IVES

St. Ives Office 01736 798833

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£595,000

A home of true style and distinction having been restored and refurbished to high and exacting standard throughout. With an open plan lounge dining room and kitchen incorporating many modern appliances. On the first floor are two double bedrooms one offering a marble en suite shower room, and the family marble bathroom. Located on the second floor is a further double bedroom with en-suite shower room. There is a well stocked private garden and parking. EPC Rating C.


LELANT

£495,000

LELANT

Detached four bedroom family home offering views towards the nature reserve of The Saltings. With three reception rooms, kitchen updated to high standard, master bedroom en-suite, driveway parking and a double garage, whilst to the rear the gardens offer a high degree of privacy and run down to The Saltings. EPC Rating D.

CARBIS BAY

ST IVES

£350,000

Fully furnished high quality two bedroom apartment benefiting from outstanding views from a delightful sun balcony. The fitments offer contemporary modern living to a high standard with open plan living area , parking and access down onto Carbis Bay Beach. Ideal holiday retreat or second home. EPC Rating C.

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£254,950

Spacious semi detached three bedroom family home renovated to a high standard throughout with off road parking and a good size enclosed garden. Situated in a sought after area within walking distance of all amenities with a spacious family lounge, kitchen/diner, gas fired central heating and double glazing throughout. EPC Rating D.

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£525,000

An architect designed, four bedroom, detached family home plus a detached self contained one bedroom annexe. With a large dining room kitchen, sun terrace, wet room, living room, bathroom, office area, ample parking and garage. The Sun patio is ideal for al fresco dining and there is a small area of lawn. EPC Rating C.


BRATTON CLOVELLY

ÂŁ425,000

An impressive detached Victorian home situated in a delightful setting enjoying a beautiful outlook over farmland occupying a generous plot in the region of 1.25 acres with gardens, paddock, stables and outbuildings. EPC Rating: Band E.

Tavistock Office 01822 617243

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NR. YELVERTON

£635,000

MORWELLHAM

Three bedroom character cottage built in 1859 by the Duke of Bedford, with large gardens to both the front and rear with an open outlook over fields and tree tops. EPC Rating: Band F.

POSTBRIDGE

CHILLATON

£265,000

A delightful three bedroom cottage with a wealth of history, held on a Duchy of Cornwall lease, with many character features and set within grounds extending to 2.14 acres on the outskirts of the Dartmoor village of Postbridge. EPC Rating: Band E.

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£630,000

A five bedroom substantial attached home with about 4500 square feet of accommodation situated in this delightful rural position with stunning views across neighbouring farmland and out across to Dartmoor. EPC Rating: Band D.

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£275,000

A large extended period 5 bedroom family home with a separate 1 bedroom annexe, craft studio/office and gardens of about 0.7 of an acre, set on the moorland edge with immediate access to Roborough Down and Dartmoor. EPC Rating: Band D.


TRESOWES, NR. ASHTON

£379,950

A pretty detached character 3 bedroom cottage set in a lovely sheltered setting with large gardens. Entrance lobby area, cloakroom with shower, 22’3” kitchen/diner, dining room, inner hallway, store room, 22’ sitting room with multi fuel burner in inglenook, conservatory, master bedroom with en-suite and bathroom. Parking/turning area, garage, car port. EPC rating; Band E.

Helston Office 01326 572434

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BREAGE

£245,000

A charming double fronted and extended cottage located in this popular village and benefiting from a delightful good sized rear garden which backs onto fields. Porch, 21’10” sitting room with inglenook housing multi fuel stove, recently extended kitchen/dining room, utility, cloakroom, boot room, bathroom, 2 first floor bedrooms. Outside, parking, workshop and sheds. EPC rating: Band E.

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INWARDLEIGH

£795 PCM

LANGORE

£525 PCM

Situated in a delightful rural hamlet is this individual three double bedroom cottage. Hallway, sitting room with period fireplace, conservatory, kitchen/dining room opening to a family room with wood burning stove, rear lobby with utility area & cloakroom. Bathroom with separate large shower cubicle. Driveway & detached garage. EPC Rating E.

An attractive two bedroom detached cottage in the village of Langore. The property comprises lounge/dining room, bedroom three/sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, two further bedrooms, large gardens with fruit trees & vegetable patch. Gas central heating. Driveway parking. The rent includes garden services. EPC Rating E.

Okehampton Lettings 01837 54080

Launceston Lettings 01566 779810

ST DAY

£625 PCM

LADOCK

£1295 PCM

A well presented one bedroom charismatic cottage. Lounge featuring an original granite fireplace. Modern kitchen including appliances. Fabulous ground floor bathroom including shower. Large double bedroom. Pretty garden plus a double gravelled drive with secure gates. Oil central heating. EPC rating D.

A four bed family home which has recently undergone extensive renovation. Located in the peaceful village of Ladock, just a short drive to Truro. Kitchen/diner, large lounge with a seperate snug room, feature fireplace & wood burner. Conservatory. Three double beds & one single. Luxurious main bathroom, fully tiled with shower. EPC rating C.

Redruth Lettings 01209 310970

Redruth Lettings 01209 310970

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ST LEVAN

£395,000

A substantial residence set on glorious landscaped gardens and gaining uninterrupted views towards Penberth Valley and Chapel Carn Brea. 'Gwel An Nans' offers beautifully presented accommodation featuring 4 double bedrooms. A particular feature of this ideal family home is the full length conservatory taking full advantage of the extensive gardens and the stunning countryside views with parking for several vehicles. Sold with NO FORWARD CHAIN. EPC Rating: Band D.

GOLDSITHNEY

Penzance Office 01736 361282

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£260,000

Set in the heart of this popular village this well presented family home has generous size accommodation featuring a beautifully fitted kitchen/breakfast room which leads through into conservatory with a comfortable sitting room located to the rear of the property, separate utility and W.C. To the first floor are three bedrooms, one en-suite and family bathroom. To the rear of the property is an enclosed landscaped garden along with a covered seating area and is designed for low maintenance. EPC Rating D.


PENZANCE

£248,000

PENZANCE

£275,000

This superb character property has been refurbished to the highest standard offering 3 well proportioned double bedrooms, lounge, dining room, beautiful fitted kitchen, utility, ground floor shower room, separate WC, family bathroom, lovely courtyard garden, workshop and garage. No Forward Chain. EPC Rating: Band E.

Substantially extended dormer bungalow boasting an impressive 25'6" x 9'5" lounge/dining room, attractive sun terrace, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, family size bathroom, 4 bedrooms, including master with en-suite shower room. To the outside is a substantial patio area to 3 sides with steps leading to enclosed lawned gardens and off street parking to the front. EPC Rating: Band D.

ST HILARY

MARAZION

£395,000

Splendid detached residence situated in a most tranquil setting surrounded by approximately 1/2 acre of glorious gardens. Set at the end of a private road and offering generous size accommodation to include 4 bedrooms (2 of which are in the dormer), double aspect lounge, and a conservatory which allows one to take in the imposing gardens. The property is also within the catchment area for the award winning St. Hilary primary school. EPC Rating E.

£319,995

Stunning, well presented property in an elevated Marazion location with amazing sea views. Accommodation in brief comprises: open plan lounge/diner, cottage style kitchen, three bedrooms one en-suite, bathroom, rear courtyard, outbuildings, garden and garage. Sold with No Forward Chain. EPC Rating: Band E.

Penzance Office 01736 361282

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ST GILES ON THE HEATH

ÂŁ695,000

An elegant and imposing detached period farmhouse built circa 1892, in a delightful rural setting with panoramic countryside views, set in just over two acres of pasture land and gardens offering a spacious family home with business potential for a boutique Bed & Breakfast and 5 caravan pitches with Caravan Club membership. EPC Rating: Band F.

Launceston Office 01566 776055

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BOSCASTLE

£650,000

LEZANT

£350,000

A stunning detached 5 bedroom Victorian house of imposing proportions in coastal village position with 2 bedroom annexe and a building plot set within substantial gardens. EPC: Bands G and F.

A fascinating and historic former mill situated within well-tended grounds and boasting a wide range of character features including slate floors, beamed ceilings and a feature stone fireplace with a log burner in the lounge. Spacious accommodation with a good degree of flexibility with three reception rooms, four bedrooms. EPC Rating: Band F.

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LAUNCESTON

£134,950

A well-presented one bedroom character cottage set in a sought after village location close to local amenities. The cottage offers accommodation comprising entrance porch, kitchen/diner, lounge, shower room and one double bedroom. Externally there is a lawned garden, courtyard and off-road parking. EPC Rating: Band E.

£299,950

A unique and individual character property situated on one of the most popular roads within Launceston town offering comfortable 3/4 bedroom accommodation. This spacious property boasts accommodation including an impressive 20' sitting room with A-framed ceiling, feature sun room. EPC Rating: Band D.

Launceston Office 01566 776055

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PENRYN

ÂŁ599,900

Set on the outer fringes of Penryn is this exceptionally spacious detached house of approximately 4000 sq.ft (including garage and balconies) arranged in a split level design maximizing on the use of natural light with striking interior design featuring the exposed heavy 'A' frames. This indulgent family home also features a covered and heated 33' swimming pool. EPC Rating: Band D.

Falmouth Office 01326 311666

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PENRYN

£159,950

This rather charming and beautifully updated 2 bedroom cottage is found within one of Penryn's most historic streets and features delightfully presented accommodation that has been updated and improved to a very high standard to include gas central heating and replacement windows. Behind the property is a paved patio style garden with timber store shed. EPC Rating: Band D.

PONSANOOTH

£275,000

A detached three bedroom bungalow situated in an elevated position and occupying a corner plot in this quiet cul de sac. An open aspect with views over the village and surrounding countryside is enjoyed from the front elevation. The bungalow is presented to a good decorative standard and has driveway providing plenty of off road parking, double garage and South facing rear garden. EPC Rating: Band D.

FALMOUTH

POA

This 4/5 bedroom home is found directly above Castle Beach on Falmouth's highly desired sea front. With one of the finest views imaginable, this fine property offers both space and flexibility in abundance. Stripped wood floors are in evidence throughout the property, with both wood burning stove and gas central heating providing for warmth. EPC Rating: Band D.

Falmouth Office 01326 311666

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ST ERTH

£289,000

Fascinating 3 bedroom, 3 reception Grade II listed Georgian house of significant local importance, part of a terrace of three yet enjoying the feeling of being detached. Beautiful tranquil surroundings towards the end of a private no-through lane on the fringe of a vibrant village approx 2 miles off the A30. EPC Rating: Band F.

PHILLACK

Hayle Office 01736 754115

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£305,000

A wonderfully light detached house featuring well-proportioned three bedroom (master en-suite) accommodation, impressive galleried landing, large lounge, huge conservatory and dual aspect kitchen/diner. Enclosed gardens, garage and driveway parking between Hayle and the beach at RiviereTowans. EPC Rating: Band C.


ST ERTH

£239,950

ANGARRACK

£349,950

Tucked away in a gated development of just 3 properties, a stunning 3 bedroom (master en-suite) house with gorgeous private gardens. Close to a primary school, post office and many lovely countryside walks. EPC Rating: Band C.

A totally individual 4/5 bed detached residence, presented to an extremely high standard. Driveway parking, garage and private, mature well stocked gardens with summerhouse. EPC Rating: Band E.

CONNOR DOWNS

HAYLE

£275,000

Brand new 4 bed detached house built to high standards, set within a sought after village location close to amenities and approximately 2 miles from Gwithian Beach. Garage, parking and landscaped gardens. EPC Rating: Band B.

£219,950

Tastefully refurbished bay fronted townhouse offering 3 bedroom family accommodation in convenient setting with front and rear gardens which include a garden studio. EPC Rating: Band E.

Hayle Office 01736 754115

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NR. WINKLEIGH

Excess £650,000

A secluded and traditional 16th Century Grade II Listed Devon farmhouse in need of modernisation. Set in a private location, it offers five good size bedrooms, two kitchen/breakfast rooms, a courtyard of traditional barns and outbuildings with potential to develop STPC. The property is also complimented by its own private lane of about 0.3 of a mile and grounds of about 16.88 acres. EPC Rating: exempt.

MORETONHAMPSTEAD

Okehampton Office 01837 54080

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£625,000

A beautifully presented 3,800 square foot property comprising a spacious five bedroom renovated home plus a second floor bedroom suite; set in the heart of this popular Dartmoor town, with garden, parking and two holiday letting apartments are set at the rear of the property with potential for further commercial use STPC. EPC Rating: Bands D,C & C.


OKEHAMPTON

£325,000

OKEHAMPTON

A detached four/five bedroom family home located within this mature development which enjoys rear aspect views towards Dartmoor and offers two reception rooms, parking and double garage. EPC Rating Band: C.

NORTH TAWTON

BRATTON CLOVELLY

£279,950

An attractive cottage in a desirable location on the edge of the town. The property includes: master bedroom with en-suite facilities, three further bedrooms, mature gardens and parking. EPC Rating: Band C.

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£295,000

This charming detached four bedroom, two reception room period cottage offers views towards Dartmoor. There is a workshop/garage and parking. Offered for sale with NO ONWARD CHAIN. EPC Rating: Band D.

Okehampton Office 01837 54080

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£255,000

Situated in this popular development is this versatile family home which has four bedrooms, one en-suite, three reception rooms, a self-contained annexe, pleasant gardens, driveway and a garage. EPC Rating: band C.


SCORRIER

£325,000

Set back from the road, this detached period home has been sympathetically extended to provide practical and versatile accommodation with a combination of period and contemporary features. The property benefits from four bedrooms, three reception rooms and ground and first floor shower and bathroom suites. To the outside there are off road parking facilities, storage outbuildings and private lawned gardens. EPC Rating D.

ILLOGAN

Redruth Office 01209 216367

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£375,000

Sitting in approximately 0.4 acres is this delightful three/four bedroom detached property offering a wealth of charm and character to include exposed stone walls, beams and multi-fuel burner. The property benefits from a large master bedroom with en-suite, delightful gardens, parking and a double garage and is set in a desirable semi-rural location. EPC Rating D.


TOWNSHEND

£1200 PCM

ST ERTH

A beautifully presented two bedroom cottage in the sought after location of St Erth. The property comprises two bedrooms, lounge with multi fuel burner, modern kitchen with integrated appliances and a family bathroom. Outside decked seating area with enclosed rear garden laid to lawn. EPC Rating C.

Hayle Lettings 01736 759488

Hayle Lettings 01736 759488

MILTON COMBE

£500 PCM

LISKEARD

£500 PCM

A charming period cottage set in the heart of the village with a wealth of character and charm. Entrance Lobby, kitchen, living/dining room, bathroom, bedroom, sleeping platform, gardens. Oil fired central heating. EPC rating E.

A modern spacious one bedroom ground floor flat presented in immaculate condition. The property offers open plan Kitchen/Lounge with integrated oven/hob & washer dryer, bathroom and double bedroom, gas fired central heating. Double glazing and allocated parking space. EPC rating B.

Liskeard Lettings 01579 344401

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£650 PCM

A stunning detached four bedroom home surrounded by country side. The property comprises four double bedrooms, one en-suite and one family bathroom, stunning oak fitted kitchen, dining room, lounge, utility room and lawned garden to the the rear. Available beginning of May. EPC rating D.

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JACKIE HARMER MEETS AWARD WINNING FARMER, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND BUSINESSMAN

Guy himself left Devon after studying Agriculture at college and went to work first in London and then in New York as a Management Consultant. He enjoyed living the high life for a few years before deciding the draw of Devon was overwhelming. He returned to Devon to the family farm. The love of surfing may have also played a small part in the decision-making process!

Guy Watson - Chairman of Riverford Organic Farms

His brothers and sisters followed a similar pattern, each spreading their wings and trying out different careers in other parts of the country before returning to the family business. Ben Watson had always been interested in the animals on the farm and so in his own passionate way developed the Riverford Farm Shop business concentrating on the meat and meat boxes and to this very day continues to experiment with pies, smoked meats and everything that makes his business unique and very successful in the marketplace. Oliver and Louise took over and manage the dairy herd and Rachel, the last to return to Riverford, now acts as Marketing Director for the business.

It’s been a tough year down on the farm but the Watson family aka Riverford Organic are not downbeat! Guy Watson and his 4 siblings still have a lot to celebrate – Guy was recognised by the BBC Countryfile programme as Farmer of the Year 2012-13 and the Riverford Field Kitchen has also recently been awarded a Silver for Taste of the South West, by SW Tourism Excellence Awards. Guy also won Food Hero at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards in November 2012. His contribution to sustainable organic farming and his entrepreneurial achievements are undeniable. I met Guy Watson for a chat at the charmingly rustic Riverford Field Kitchen which is located on the same site as the Riverford head office. The farm and rolling Devon fields wrap itself around Wash Farm and even a wet February day could not dampen the charm exuding from the nerve centre at Staverton.

Guy, willingly admits to being an independent spirit and wanted to forge his own way in the farming business. After his return to Devon in 1987 he took on 3 acres of the farm for growing arable crops in an organic way. Each year the acreage grew

The Watson family have been at Riverford since Guy’s father, John, took over the tenancy farm in 1951 from the Church of England. Guy and his brothers and sisters grew up with the wonderful produce that his inspirational farming father grew and enjoyed fabulous food prepared lovingly cooked to home perfection by their mother. It set in place a great understanding of what matters in country life and a passion for home-grown meat and vegetables that have become synonymous with the family and the business. Guy Watson, BBC Farmer of the year 2012, image Paul Gilroy

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Such was the demand for their high quality produce that the farm business has grown from its base in Devon to incorporate 3 other farms in Yorkshire, Hampshire and Cambridgeshire. Guy himself has also now purchased a farm in France in the North Vendee and is looking to develop this with his own particular style of passion and joy de vivre! So despite the worst weather in the last 100 years and British farming being in crisis,

and every year he invested all the profits back into the business. He worked extremely hard – often 80 hours a week – living in a mobile home whilst he concentrated on the business. The organic farming produce was slow to take off but gradually as awareness grew both locally and nationally the Riverford Organic brand started to make breakthroughs with supermarkets and wholesalers. Guy, initially frustrated by the lack of concern for the environment and carbon footprint of farming and businesses, suddenly found it starting to grow and blossom just as he had hoped it would. The veggie box scheme started in a very small way. Guy and the team at Riverford began by knocking on doors and then delivering fresh, seasonal vegetables to around 30 local homes. It caught on and quickly grew in popularity. People liked the idea of having fresh, organic, seasonally grown vegetables delivered to their door and Guy was quick to see a major opportunity and franchised the delivery of the veggieboxes to ensure smooth and consistent growth of this arm of the business.

cooking. Guy described Alice as inspirational and on returning to Devon he concentrated on developing the idea and the Riverford Field Kitchen was born. Based in a barn-style building on the farm, designed by Guy, it has a unique ambience. A set menu, one service with shared platters of food where the vegetables really are the stars. With their new Chef, Rob Andrews now heading up the team – it looks placed to continue its successful and exciting journey. Riverford Organic has become a nationally known and recognised brand but a visit to the operation will prove that this is still very much a family concern. The head office building has tractor tyre tables, pallets forming work stations and other rustic farming implements adorning the walls. The staff are very much part of the family business and share in the profits. It looks and feels a great place to work.

The Riverford Field Kitchen came about after Guy took a sabbatical to California and Mexico. He was inspired after visiting a restaurant owned and run by Alice Waters. It focused on rustic, home style, locally sourced

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Riverford has some exciting plans for the future. Yes profits will be very poor for the last year but the philosophy of the business – investing in the future – continues. Guy has plans to change the seating and layout of the Riverford Field Kitchen to make it more flexible. They are planning to continue and develop tours of the farm, targeting special groups, to bring the organic message to a wider audience. And the development of the farm and the food farmed will be maintained at the pinnacle of excellence and celebrated in everyway. Amongst the current news of horsemeat being found in processed foods – that sounds very reassuring. Mr Watson (senior) now in his late 80’s still maintains his interest in the farm and the carbon footprint. How proud he must be of the heritage he and his wife have laid down at Riverford – the next generation of nieces and nephews – are waiting in the wings – the future looks bright and very exciting at Riverford Organic Farm. Riverford Organic Farms Telephone: 01803 762087 www.riverford.co.uk


TRESLOTHAN

£575,000

STENNACK, NEAR CAMBORNE

Located within this semi-rural hamlet near to Troon village, The Gables is a four bedroom two bathroom three reception room granite and stone-built period residence with a sympathetic blend of contemporary decor that compliments the character features. Outside is an extensive driveway with parking facilities and a garage, lawn gardens to two sides and a detached studio ideal as guest accommodation. EPC Rating: Band E.

CAMBORNE

TOLVADDON

£275,000

Set back from the road Basset House is a handsome four bedroom four reception room detached, family-sized house within walking distance to town amenities and public transport links. Private driveway with parking and access to the former garage and mature lawn gardens to front and side. EPC Rating: Band E.

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£144,950

Favourably located within a modern development affording good vehicle access onto the A30 to Truro and St. Ives, this extended three bedroom house is beautifully presented throughout and benefits from enclosed front and rear gardens, a single garage and a private parking space. EPC Rating: Band F.

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£385,000

Nestled amongst 0.84 acre of well-stocked grounds, Treslothan House is a early Victorian-era built residence featuring five bedroom, two bathroom and three reception room accommodation. Outside are two detached double-width garages and delightful lawn gardens with established shrub and flower beds, fruit trees, a market garden area and a timber summerhouse. EPC Rating: Band G.


ANTONY PASSAGE

£725,000

A contemporary detached house in a beautiful and peaceful waterside setting with a captivating Southerly outlook over the River Lynher estuary and a small historic harbour and set at the end of a small hamlet in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. EPC Rating: Band D.

SUTTON NEAR UPTON CROSS

£479,950

This beautifully presented barn conversion was completed in 2012 with attractive stone elevations under a slate roof. The property is set within grounds of about 3.5 acres with stables and paddock on the edge of a small hamlet and just half a mile from the well served village of Upton Cross. EPC Rating: Band C.

Liskeard Office 01579 344401

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MENHENIOT

£259,950

TWOWATERSFOOT

This two bedroom home forms part of Treverbyn Vean Manor, which was designed in the Gothic Style by George Gilbert Scott and William Burges. The Belfry, believed to have been the original kitchens to the Manor House has tremendous charm and character including stunning granite fire place, gothic archway doors, beam ceilings, leaded light windows and tiled floors. EPC Rating: Band F.

NORTH HILL

TREHUNIST

£249,995

An individually built three double bedroom, two reception room bungalow completed in 2007. The property benefits from a level plot with lovely views of the countryside in the popular village of North Hill. An internal viewing is highly recommended. EPC Rating: Band C.

www.millerson.com Spring/Summer 2013 • Home From Home

£320,000

Having recently been finished this detached barn conversion has been done by the current owner to a very high standard. The open aspect living, dining and kitchen areas offer the convenience of modern day living and outside there is the benefit of parking and a lovely courtyard garden. EPC Rating: Band C.

Liskeard Office 01579 344401

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£209,950

We are pleased to offer this three/four bedroom dormer bungalow in the sought after village of Menheniot. This family home boasts two bathrooms, generous gardens, large driveway and is situated in the end of a quiet cul-de-sac location. Viewings are highly recommended. EPC Rating: Band D.



Miller & Son Spring-Summer 2013