Aspirational Living Rohrs & Rowe Winter Collection
Polo in Cornwall All the drama, action and glamour with Southwest Polo
Nathan Outlaw Cooking seafood simply and quickly at home with the Michelin starred chef
Lucie Rose Donlan We meet the Cornish based surfer and model
Welcome... We are delighted to present the first edition of our exciting, new Cornwall based lifestyle magazine. We wanted to put this magazine together, not only to showcase some of the incredible properties we currently have for sale but to share with you some of the many reasons we feel Cornwall is such an incredible place to live, work and play. You will find interesting features about some of the great things to see and do in Cornwall and interviews with some really inspirational people who truly make the most of what Cornwall has to offer and often not what you might expect. You’ll also find information on some of the best restaurants, hotels, shops and places to visit, along with some of our own personal recommendations and secret spots. Whilst we are renowned for selling aspirational homes across Cornwall and our primary goal is to do this in our own unique R&R way, the heart and ethos of our business is to highlight and share what is unique about this wonderful county and the lifestyle you and your family can expect to enjoy when you purchase a home from us. Cornwall has endless opportunities for fun right on your doorstep, you just have to discover them and we are here to help you do just that. We hope you enjoy the magazine as much as we have enjoyed putting it together and between us we can help you discover and enjoy ‘Aspirational Living’ in Cornwall. Our many thanks to Steven Hall and the team at TBC Publishing for their tireless efforts in creating this launch edition.
Martyn Rohrs & Matthew Rowe
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Contents 10 Properties A selection of some of the finest properties available for sale in Cornwall via Rohrs & Rowe.
15 Nathan Outlawâ€™s Everyday Seafood Seafood is the best convenience food ever! In Everyday Seafood, Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw returns with a collection of 100 recipes for cooking seafood quickly and simply at home; these are his take on classics from far and wide.
26 Landmark Status Land Rover celebrates Range Rover Evoque landmark with a special edition.
42 Polo in Cornwall We speak to Andrew Burgess, a professional Polo player and Hurlingham Polo Association Approved Coach based in North Cornwall.
53 At Home in Cornwall A look at The White Companyâ€™s Autumn/Winter homeware range.
72 Lucie Rose Donlan We speak to Cornwall based surfer and model Lucie Rose Donlan. 4 | rohrsandrowe.co.uk
Style & Substance Introducing Martyn and Matthew of Rohrs & Rowe, an innovative award winning Cornish property agency that has dared to do things differently.
Rohrs & Rowe is a new breed of estate agency who are shunning the traditional property industry approach. The brainchild of Martyn Rohrs and Matthew Rowe, R&R is an exciting, innovative business, taking the best elements from the traditional high street model – vast experience, local knowledge, industry clout and a personalised service – and combining these with exceptional new levels of marketing and presentation, up-to-the-minute technology and also adding the power of social media marketing, to create a dynamic, bespoke offering that is much better suited to today’s buying habits. In fact, at the point of going to press on this publication R&R have just learnt of their success at winning their first industry award in the prestigious and long established UK Property Awards, in partnership with Bentley Motor Company. This highly respected award is a fantastic endorsement of their first 12 months in business and acknowledges them as being “Best Estate Agents in Cornwall”. On winning the award, Martyn and Matthew commented: ‘We are absolutely over the moon to have received this accolade from such highly respected industry awards and within just 12 months of us opening. It was our vision and passion to create a new style of agency that would really make our work stand out from the crowd and offer clients an exciting and innovative alternative to the traditional high street agents or the faceless online only companies. It is fantastic that a judging panel of such experienced experts and the globally admired Bentley Motor Company feel we are setting new standards in our industry and achieving our goals; one of the most important things for us though was the positivity of our own clients’ comments and feedback, which was a significant part of the judging criteria.”
R&R are not simply in the business of just selling houses. Fundamentally, the entire ethos of the company is geared towards facilitating a lifestyle. “Lifestyle in a location like Cornwall is so important when selling property, yet is mostly overlooked by traditional estate agents,” explains Matthew. “Things are a bit different here in Cornwall. People come here for the way of life that it offers. In a way, the house is almost secondary – obviously, the right size house is essential but, crucially, it’s also about what that house and location enables you to do.” “We highlight and show the bigger picture of what a certain house offers,” adds Martyn. “Cornwall has a unique identity which we really enjoy showing off to buyers, often helping them to discover these elements for the first time. What’s more, buyers can today remain connected to the wider world with the excellent super-fast and high speed broadband that so much of the county now enjoys. Communication links are superb from the county too due to our excellent airport and recently much improved road systems, enabling someone to have easy access to and from London as well as many other major cities of the UK and Europe, whilst they and their family can still enjoy the unique lifestyle that Cornwall affords them from either living or owning a second home here.” Both originally from Cornwall, Martyn and Matthew share a collective 40 years’ experience in high-end estate agency, in and out of county. Martyn’s more recent experience includes a five-year stint in the London and Surrey market, selling many of the Home Counties’ most exclusive houses and estates, building many excellent contacts and a firm understanding of discerning clients needs. Whilst working together, they soon realised they shared a vision for a better way of doing things. rohrsandrowe.co.uk | 7
“Lifestyle is so important to buyers in Cornwall, yet so often overlooked by traditional estate agents”
Martyn states: “We enjoyed working for others, gained excellent experience and built many of our superb industry contacts, but we knew the world was moving on and trends were changing and our vision was to offer a modern, multi-channel approach that harnesses technology effectively, appeals to evolving shopping habits and is what is needed in order to attract peoples attention to a house.” “We always had a burning desire to do this for ourselves,” continues Matthew. “It’s about doing what we love, in a location we love, whilst trying to do it better than everyone else.” A key tenet is finding ways of presenting a property in a different way that attracts the right people, perhaps when traditional approaches adopted by others haven’t translated to sales; targeting specific buyers effectively, and creating visual appeal that connects with people on a higher level. Put simply: “Adding some drama – that’s what we do.” “The majority of our sales, in our first 12 months, have been properties that had been for sale for an awfully long time with other agents - sometimes several years - but due to the poor presentation of the marketing they hadn’t sold. Buyers weren’t responding to them and so viewings and interest had completely dried up. We were able to look at things from a completely different perspective and then transform the marketing, concentrating on showcasing what it is that is special about it, whether it is the house itself, its setting or the location around it. This resulted in many of them selling very quickly indeed, often with multiple buyers and mostly without the need for a price reduction from the previous agents price. Many of our clients have been so bowled over by our results, they have often expressed this in writing for us to show other potential clients.” Martyn and Matthew understand how to truly maximise attention through
the powerful simplicity of visual impact, utilising mesmerising drone images and movies in order to capture a property’s true essence. Combine this with the way they display things on the highly appealing R&R website, in their different approach to advertising, on multiple social media channels and also via the three largest property portals, to generate new interest. “The drone movies are a much more emotive, immersive experience compared with static photographs,” says Matthew. “It’s a very honest way of showing things, but dramatic too – it often creates a more emotional response to a property, which is a very powerful thing.” “The response to our marketing on the main property portals, Rightmove, PrimeLocation and Zoopla, has also been quite astonishing” quotes Martyn. “Due to our unique style, our properties have consistently proven to be amongst the most looked at of any listings on these hugely influential sites.” As this magazine will show, R&R have many truly impressive ‘wow’ properties on its books, suiting a range of budgets from around £350,000 upwards. The key differential to our properties is individuality; it’s not so much about price, more the opportunity and exclusivity a home presents is what matters more to our buyers. As long as the property (or land) is distinctive, then R&R can potentially add saleability, that can often translates to considerable added value – whether a tiny stone cottage in a beautiful setting, contemporary waterside property in a jaw-dropping location or a stunning country house. What comes across most from Martyn and Matthew is a genuine love of what they do, coupled with a quiet confidence in their ethos. So, if you’re contemplating selling, or you currently have your house on the market and you aren’t happy with its progress, why not pick up the phone and have a chat. Interview with Steven Hall - October 2017.
Top: Tremeer, St Tudy featured on page 30. Bottom left: Little Petherick, near Padstow featured on page 64. Bottom centre: Porthgwidden, Feock featured on page 40. Bottom right: Withiel Valley, North Cornwall featured on page 10.
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Withiel Valley, North Cornwall • Beautiful 90 acre estate • Located at end of half mile long driveway • Stunning country house • 5,348 sq ft of accommodation • 3 reception rooms • Large kitchen family room • 5 bedrooms • 5 bathrooms • Two substantial converted barns offering a further 5 bedroms • Large modern stable barn • Very low running costs • Eco friendly features • EPC C
gUIDE PRICE £2,950,000
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Hillsborough Farm, Nr Boscastle • Beautiful 4 bedroom former farmhouse • 3 bedroom detached barn conversion • 1 bedroom detached annexe cottage • Stunning coastal views • Detached garage • good-size parking area • Fantastic lifestyle opportunity • great income potential • Beautifully presented characterful accommodation • Delightful gardens and grounds • 250 meters from the coastal footpath and the spectacular Pentargon Waterfall
gUIDE PRICE £975,000
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Everyday Seafood Seafood is the best convenience food ever! In Everyday Seafood, Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw returns with a collection of 100 recipes for cooking seafood quickly and simply at home; these are his take on classics from far and wide. Nathan's recipes range from soups and big bowlfuls (Prawn noodle soup, Monkfish, bean and bacon stew), through to seafood salads like Cold dressed lobster salad with verjus, oven-baked fish dishes including Crab and saffron pasta bake and Baked smoked haddock, curried lentils and lime yoghurt, and ideas for barbecued and grilled fish, such as Whole grilled lemon sole with green sauce butter. There are suggestions for light snacks, dips and nibbles like Cornish smoked brandade and everyone's favourite, Fish finger sandwich, as well as the ultimate in fresh fish with tasty cures, pickles and ceviche. With simple tips on what to look out for when buying seafood, which fish are sustainable, simple cooking techniques and how to plan seafood menus, Nathan's fabulous recipe ideas will ensure that you make seafood part of your everyday cooking. Photography by David Loftus and published by Quadrille. rohrsandrowe.co.uk | 15
Fish stew exists all around the globe. Where you are, or where you live, determines what goes in. I like to use fish with a firm texture that will give a real depth of flavour. Roasting the fish heads and bones – and cooking the vegetables in the way I do here – really intensifies the flavours. The scallops are a nice touch of luxury; along with the mussels, they add their own unique quality.
My fish stew... SERVES 8
Preheat your oven to 180°C/Fan 165°C/gas 4.
1 monkfish tail, about 1.5kg, bone removed and reserved,
Cut the monkfish into 8 equal chunks. Halve each gurnard fillet to give 8 pieces. Put the monkfish, gurnard, scallops and mussels into a bowl and add the garlic, rosemary, lemon zest, olive oil and some salt and pepper. Mix carefully, cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
trimmed of sinews 2 gurnard, 600g each, filleted (heads and bones reserved) 8 large or 16 medium scallops, shelled and cleaned 40 live mussels, de-bearded and rinsed 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped 1 rosemary sprig, leaves picked and chopped Zest of 1 lemon (microplaned) 100ml light olive oil 1 large cod head, cleaned 300ml white wine Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
FOR THE STEW 2 onions, peeled and sliced 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 fennel bulbs, finely chopped 2 red peppers, cored, deseeded and sliced ½ tsp dried chilli flakes Zest and juice of ½ orange (zest microplaned) A big pinch of saffron strands 3 bay leaves 1 rosemary sprig 50g tomato purée 8 ripe tomatoes, chopped
TO SERVE 1 large baguette Light rapeseed oil for frying 1 garlic clove, halved
To make the stock, line a roasting tray with a sheet of baking parchment. Lay the cod head and reserved fish heads and bones on the paper and roast for 25 minutes. Turn them over and roast for another 25 minutes. Place the tray over a medium heat on the hob. Add the wine, stirring and scraping to deglaze. Simmer for 5 minutes, then tip everything into a big cooking pot and add water to cover. Bring to the boil and skim off any impurities from the surface. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat another large pan over a medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. When it is hot, add the onions, garlic, fennel and red peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Now add the chilli flakes, orange zest, saffron, bay and rosemary and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato purée and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and orange juice. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Pour the stock through a sieve onto the vegetables and simmer for 20 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary. In the meantime, cut the baguette into thin slices. Heat a 1cm depth of rapeseed oil in a wide pan. When hot, shallow-fry the bread slices until golden on both sides. Drain the croûtes on kitchen paper, rub with the cut surface of the garlic and season with salt. Add the monkfish to the stew base and cook for 1 minute, then add the gurnard and mussels and cook for another 2 minutes. Finally add the scallops and cook for 1 minute. Serve the stew in the centre of the table with the croûtes and spicy anchovy mayonnaise on the side.
Spicy anchovy mayonnaise
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This risotto is versatile. I love the pairing of cockles and seaweed, but you could use any seafood in place of the cockles, or even a mixture of seafood if you wish. Similarly, any good seaweed will work, even crushed nori sheets that you buy for sushi – it just needs to be dehydrated and blitzed, to tenderise in the risotto. Adding the hot stock little by little and stirring continuously helps to release the starch from the rice grains, giving you that wonderful, creamy end result. Have all the ingredients prepared before you start, so you can concentrate on the stirring.
Cockle & seaweed risotto... SERVES 4 1kg live cockles 150g granary or sourdough bread, crusts removed and torn into pieces 50ml light olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 1 litre vegetable or fish stock 50g unsalted butter 1 large white onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 fennel bulb, tough outer layer removed, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled, halved (germ removed) and finely chopped 240g carnaroli risotto rice 50ml white wine vinegar 100ml dry white wine 2 tbsp dried seaweed flakes, plus an extra 1 tsp to garnish 100g Parmesan, freshly grated 8 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced A handful of tarragon, leaves picked and chopped A handful of dill, leaves picked and finely chopped grated zest of 1 lime Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
The Mariners, Rock, Cornwall www.themarinersrock.com Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac, Cornwall email@example.com Outlaw's at the Capital Hotel London www.outlaws.co.uk/restaurants/london
Preheat your oven to 200°C/Fan 185°C/gas 6. Put the pieces of bread on an oven tray, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until golden and crispy. Meanwhile, bring the stock to a simmer in a saucepan over a low heat and keep it at a steady simmer. Place another large heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat and add the olive oil and butter. When the butter starts to bubble, add the onion, fennel and garlic and cook for 3 minutes until the onion is translucent. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Tip the crisp bread pieces onto a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain; set aside. Pour the wine vinegar and wine into the rice pan and cook, stirring, until reduced right down to almost nothing, about 3 minutes. Add the 2 tbsp dried seaweed. Now add the stock, a ladleful at a time and cook, stirring slowly and continuously with a wooden spoon, for 12 minutes. Allow each ladleful of stock to be fully absorbed before you add the next. Next add the cockles along with another ladleful of stock and cook for 2 minutes, or until the cockles start to open. Immediately add the grated Parmesan, spring onions and chopped herbs and turn off the heat. give the risotto a careful stir and share between 4 warmed plates. Scatter over the crisp bread pieces and lime zest, and finish with a sprinkling of seaweed. Serve immediately.
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Bar Road, Helford Passage • Views towards Helford River • Access to golf Course • Large reception room • Kitchen • Dining room • 3 bedrooms • garage • Stunning sought after location • In need of updating • EPC F
gUIDE PRICE £775,000
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Trebetherick, Rock • Highly desirable location near Daymer Bay beach • 6 bedrooms including downstairs bedroom/study • 4 bathrooms including 2 en-suites and downstairs shower room • Sitting room with wood burner • 32’ open plan kitchen family room • Double garage with large room over for conversion to annexe • Utility room • good-sized mature gardens comprising of lawns and patios • Attractive views from the front and rear • Close to St Enodoc golf Course • EPC C
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Landmark Status Land Rover celebrates Range Rover Evoque landmark with a special edition...
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Land Rover’s Halewood production plant in the UK has built 600,000 units of the Evoque in just six years, bringing Range Rover luxury and refinement to new customers around the world. Demand is still increasing for the pioneering luxury compact SUV that delivers critically-acclaimed design, desirability and all-terrain capability to the segment it created in 2011. Six years after going on sale, sales reached an all-time high for a single month with almost 18,000 units sold in March 2017.
Evoque also has Range Rover's largest trophy cabinet: the model has won more than 200 awards, including ‘Best Compact SUV’ in germany, France, Spain and Brazil as recently as 2016. To celebrate six years of success, Land Rover has announced a new Special Edition model. The Evoque Landmark is available in a vibrant Moraine Blue colour – inspired by the turquoise lakes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Evoque Landmark Edition is also available in Yulong White and Corris grey. It has a dynamic body kit and grey exterior design details including rohrsandrowe.co.uk | 27
a Carpathian grey contrast panoramic roof, 19-inch gloss Dark grey alloy wheels and graphite Atlas grille, bonnet, fender vent and tailgate lettering. Dark grey accents continue on the interior in the form of brushed satin centre console trim finishers surrounded by grained Ebony leather seats with contrasting Light Lunar stitching and a perforated mid-section. An Evoque rolls off the Halewood production line every 170 seconds, with Evoque Convertible also being produced in Halewood since 2016. Most are for export to one of 130 markets, with additional manufacturing in China and Brazil to meet local market demand. In fact, 80 per cent of UK-built Evoque models are exported, finding owners across the globe from Monaco to Manila. Jaguar Land Rover is one of the UK's largest exporters and generates around 80 per cent of its revenue from overseas sales. gerry Mcgovern, Land Rover, Chief Design Officer, said: “What makes Evoque so special is its relevance. The design remains modern and fresh. The Evoque is widely acknowledged to have brought a whole new youthful generation of buyers into the Range Rover brand, including more women. Its success was clear from the start and gave us the confidence to break new ground, which you can see with vehicles like the Evoque 28 | rohrsandrowe.co.uk
Convertible. This Landmark Special Edition is a celebration of six years of success so far.” The Landmark Special Edition comes with Land Rover’s latest technology including the optional 10-inch InControl Touch Pro system featuring apps such as Spotify and a 4g Wi-Fi hotspot. The Remote Premium app for a smartphone or smart watch lets owners check the fuel level, lock status, location and even pre-heat or cool the cabin. Those wanting an even more enhanced Evoque infotainment experience can opt for Touch Pro Services, which offer real-time traffic mapping, satellite and ‘street level’ views and a ‘Live Apps’ sidebar with weather, news headlines, a flight tracker and more. Priced from £39,000 in the UK. This year Land Rover also revealed the Range Rover Velar, the fourth member of the Range Rover family. Sitting between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport in the line-up, Velar combines glamour, modernity and elegance like no other. Built in Solihull, UK, the Velar is priced from £44,830 and went on sale Summer 2017. Roger Young Land Rover Wood Acre, Saltash Parkway, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6LF 01752 849999 www.rogeryoung.plymouth.landrover.co.uk
Tremeer, St Tudy • Impressive Country House • Presented to an exemplary standard • Top down renovation in early 2000’s • Dining room, drawing room and kitchen • Study, utility and boot room • Master bedroom suite • 2 guest suites • 6 further bedrooms • Stunning gardens • 2 bedroom lodge house • Stone coach house • Heated swimming pool • Tennis court • Set in just over 13 acres of gardens and grounds • 8,414 sq ft of accommodation
gUIDE PRICE £2,350,000
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The Avenue, Truro • Fine detached Edwardian house • One of the most desirable addresses in the city • Exceptionally private setting • Fabulous views of the city • Impressive sitting room with southerly views • 4 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • Spacious dining room • Wonderful kitchen area incorporating conservatory • good-sized south facing gardens • 2 garages • Ample parking for several cars • EPC F
gUIDE PRICE £950,000
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Henwood, Liskeard • Stunning panoramic country views • Unconventional period residence • Hayloft galleried sitting room • Mezzanine study • Kitchen and breakfast room • Dining room • Snug • 4 bedrooms (3 en-suite) • 2 large outbuildings with stabling • Sand school • 8 acres of gardens and grounds • EPC F
gUIDE PRICE £845,000
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Trequite, St Kew • grade II Listed detached former farmhouse • Beautifully presented characterful accommodation • Southerly facing • Exceptionally rare opportunity • 4 bedrooms • Sitting room with French doors to sun terrace • Spacious kitchen/dining room • Snug with wood burner • Office with access to garden • Family bathroom and shower room • Interesting gardens of approximately 1 acre • Large decked sun terrace • Large courtyard • gated entrance to large parking area • Attached outbuilding
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Porthgwidden, Feock • Fabulous apartment in historic coastal residence • Stunning waterside setting • Mesmerising water views • ground floor location • 2 en-suite bedrooms • Spacious sitting room • Kitchen • Cellar • Use of private terrace • garage and parking • Over 6 acres of beautifully maintained parkland gardens • Slipway and private beach • Communal squash court • 1,194 sq ft of accommodation • EPC F
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Polo in Cornwall Andrew Burgess is a professional Polo player and Hurlingham Polo Association Approved Coach based in North Cornwall... Having played Polo in many countries around the world Andrew relocated to Cornwall in 2002 and set up Southwest Polo, a business based around making Polo more accessible to everybody, teaching people to play Polo and training horses for the sport. For the last ten years Andrew has been involved in organising the very successful Polo on the Beach event working with the visionaries at Watergate Bay and playing in the match itself, which draws thousands of spectators every year, alongside some of the country’s best Polo players. Polo is a sport of drama, action and glamour; it wows audiences with its high speed and unfathomable alliance between horse and rider. It is known as the Sport of Kings, yet Andy Burgess of South West Polo believes that pretty much anyone can play it; “The horses are so well trained we’ve had people who’ve never ridden before get on and have a good lesson.”
We then put the riding and hitting aspects together by putting a series of balls twenty metres apart and do some straight line forehand shots. This is useful because you don’t have to worry about the line of your riding. After this you’ll have picked up a bit of confidence and to finish we practice cantering around the pitch and completing a series of smaller passes of the ball. At the end of the lesson we’ll go back to the yard and have a quick re-cap as to what went well and what we need to work on in the next lesson. As when starting all sports, it’s all about having fun. If it’s your first lesson and you go away having hit a ball, I’m happy. The main aim is to finish the training session a better player than when you started. www.southwestpolo.com
The exact origins of Polo are not precise but it is thought that it was first played by nomadic warriors over two thousand years ago. The first ever recorded match was played between the Turkomans and the Persians in 600BC, the Turkomans triumphing in this public display of valour. Nowadays the sport is played all around the world from the pampas of Argentina, to the neat trimmed fields of Japan and of course the green, green grass of home here in Cornwall. Whatever your age or level of experience on horseback it’s never too late to learn to play polo. Andy Burgess of South West Polo offers taster lessons to the public at his school near Wadebridge. Here, he talks through what a beginner can expect in their first lesson: We start in the yard with a foot mallet on the floor, learning to swing the stick correctly and learning the four main shots used in Polo preparing you for when you are on horseback. Then we get out on the field and after warming up the ponies, we’ll work on polo riding and position. Polo riding is quite different to normal riding as there are many more changes in speed and direction. It’s important to keep your body weight over the centre balance point of the horse to maintain a straight line. Polo ponies are very agile and respond to subtle changes of movement from the rider in the saddle.
Left and above: Andrew Burgess of South West Polo. For details of the next Polo on the Beach event at Watergate Bay in Cornwall please visit www.watergatebay.co.uk
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Creekside Devoran, Truro • Fabulous creekside house • Period features meets modern • Views over Restronguet Creek • Wonderful sun terrace • Spacious accommodation • Open plan kitchen living dining area • Snug/media room and study • Master bedroom en-suite with glazed shower room • 4 further bedrooms • Wonderful gardens, grounds and paddocks • 7.5 acres in total • Stables • EPC C
OFFERS IN ExCESS OF £1,500,000
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To the Rescue We caught up with Katherine Ogg, owner of the lifestyle management company Simply Time, to learn a little about her and her voluntary work with St Austell Coastguard team and the RNLI lifeboat at Fowey...
Racing a sailing yacht, suspended from a Cornish cliff, challenging the tide and time at a riverside renovation or supporting Fowey’s RNLI crew on the latest call out, Katherine is never more at home than amongst the Cornish elements. With her finger on the pulse of Cornwall’s coastal connections, Katherine is the person in the know when you want the job done right. Katherine’s maritime background makes an impressive (and enviable) read. Having sailed since a very young age and spent seasons with Sunsail tutoring keen to be sailors, and to more recently racing the Cornish regattas. The ebb and flow of Katherine’s nautical experience combined with impeccable project management skills has naturally helped shape her career.
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those with busy lives to clear their diary and hand the reins to Katherine. Today, she and her professional team meticulously project manage a portfolio of private home renovations, holiday home management and events. Alongside a PA and concierge service all tailored to her clients exacting standards and needs. When it comes to hours in the day, the week, the year, you might think that Katherine’s busy and varied life leaves little time for anything else but her boundless energy and drive to challenge herself means finding time for personal goals. In 2008 Katherine enrolled as a volunteer with H.M Coastguard at St Austell and began training with the established and experienced team. Working alongside, this dedicated group of volunteers respond to coastal and maritime emergencies from Black Head to Lostwithiel. Fowey is Katherine’s home and so the waters and coastline are familiar territory in which to train. Throughout the seasons, dawn starts to night training, calm seas to fair winds, Katherine quickly became not only a valued member of the group but the first woman to qualify as a cliff technician within the team of 12. As a keen sailor, Katherine has always had great respect for the work of the RNLI so jumped at the opportunity when offered last year to add a further challenge to her belt and join the crew within her home town of Fowey on the South coast of Cornwall. Pulling together her natural flair for time and project management, her role as Duty Launch Authority plays to her strengths as she assists the crews and vessels prior, during and post emergency call outs. Katherine explains “this has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding roles I have experienced. No situation is ever the same in either of my rescue roles. You are always learning and striving to do more, and do it better.”
Katherine Ogg Simply Time Lifestyle Management
St Ives • Incredible panoramic views of St Ives • Spacious sitting room with large balcony • 26’ kitchen breakfast room with large outside entertaining terrace • Stunning master bedroom suite with views • 3 further double bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • Integral double garage • Stylish contemporary interiors • Very high standard of finish throughout • EPC D
OFFERS IN ExCESS OF £1,000,000
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At Home in Cornwall This season why not fill your home with luxury pieces, with classic kitchen accessories, elegant bedding and stylish decorative accessories - from photo frames, candle holders, vases and beyond. We take a look at The White Company’s Autumn/Winter range. Above: Sloane Snuggler from £1,600; Sloane Sofa from £2,000; Sloane Armchair from £1,300; Salcombe Rug £295; Salcome Pouffe £150; Brockleby Coffee Table £550
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Winter Diffuser £27 Winter Home Spray £16 Winter Signature Candle £20 Winter Large Botanical Candle £40 Winter Indulgence Candle £130
Top left: Santorini Washed Bed Linen from £45; Malham Side Table £175; Fine Silver Frame 4x6 £35; Fine Silver Frame 5x7 £45; Boston Vase Small £15; Skye Lantern Small £6 Top right: Ultimate Aurelie Vase £70; Aurelie Vase Small £50; Skye Lantern Small £6; Skye Lantern Medium £15 Bottom left: Stripe Napkins S/4 £25; Symons Dinner Plate £14; Symons Pasta Bowl £14; Belgravia Wine glass S/4 £25; Belgravia Tumbler S/4 £25; Belgravia Carafe and Stacking Tumblers £35; Skye Lantern Large £40; Smoked glass Vase Small £18; Organic Oak Board Small £30 Bottom right: Hambledon Raw Oak Ladder Shelf Large £350; Organic Oak Board Small £30; Belgravia Champagne Flute S/4 £25; Belgravia Wine glass S/4 £25; Belgravia Tumbler S/4 £25; Belgravia Carafe and Stacking Tumblers £35; Artisan Stoneware Side Plate £10; Artisan Stoneware Cereal Bowl £10
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Top left: Aldwych Velvet Bed from £1,950; Symons Bed Linen from £55; Richmond Silk Quilt £300; Pimlico Nest Table £395; Provence Table Lamp £95; Draycott Scroll Back Chair £695 Top right: Sandalwood Signature Candle £20; Sandalwood Large Candle £60 Bottom left: Belgravia Bed Linen from £50; Richmond Silk Quilt £300 Bottom right: Blakeney Throw £120; Blakeney Cushion Cover £40
The White Company 14-15 Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1QU www.thewhitecompany.com
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Idless, Truro • Stunning converted Mill • grade II Listed • Country setting on the edge of Truro • 7 bedrooms in total • 4 bedrooms in Mill House • 3 bedrooms in Mill • 3 bathrooms • Sitting room with mezzanine over • Kitchen with Range cooker • Huge reception room in Mill • Integral garage • gardens of just under 3⁄4 acre
gUIDE PRICE £1,150,000
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Trolver Croft, Feock • Opportunity to create a fabulous waterside residence • Wonderful views over Restronguet Creek and towards Point • Direct water access • PP for circa 4,200 sq ft of accommodation • Designed to maximise its position • Set out over three floors • Large living room opening to spacious kitchen and study • Master bedroom with dressing room and 2 en-suites • 4 further bedrooms • 5 further bath/shower rooms • Integral double garage • Media/TV room • Sizeable boat store, gym • Spacious utility and drying area, separate wine store • EPC E
OFFERS IN ExCESS OF £1,000,000
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Little Petherick, Nr Padstow • Exceptional grade II Listed former Manor House • Within 200 meters of Little Petherick Creek • Entrance hall with feature double height window • grand staircase • 5 very spacious reception rooms • Study/office • Kitchen • Conservatory • 9 bedrooms (8 en-suite) • Abundance of original features through out • 3 further bedrooms within Coach House • Huge potential within undeveloped ground floor of Coach House • Courtyard Cottage • Spacious living room • Kitchen • 3 bedrooms • gardens and large parking area
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Research has shown that as much as one third of all online activity is spent watching video. Both Instagram and Facebook will let you upload video content directly, so users can view the video from within the app. We’ve created area guides as well as aerial videos of properties, that can be viewed and shared on social media, as well as our website. We have found this digestible video content incredibly popular and reaches far more potential customers than standalone static advertising. Facts and statistics will always have their part to play in selling your home – buyers will want to know the average property price in the area, the size of the rooms, the EPC rating of the house, and much more. But a huge part of the purchase decision has nothing to do with numbers – it comes down to an intangible feeling generated by the lifestyle connected to certain properties and that’s where our videos and photography have immense influence.
Social Media Whether you love or hate social media, it is an undeniable part of billions of people’s lives – in the third quarter of 2017, Facebook reported 2.07 billion monthly active users worldwide... For many estate agents, the practice of selling houses remains largely traditional. But if the best agents are those with great contacts in the industry and the local knowledge to back it up, then social media should really be used as an extension of the traditional process and why we see it as such an invaluable addition to our tool kit. With such a huge potential shop front made up of social networks, we think it’s about time the industry caught up with the rest of the world. And here’s why: People that are actively hunting for a house may well already be searching estate agent websites or listing portals, but there will be a whole section of potential buyers who haven’t progressed as far in the decision making process. In order to reach these people, it’s important to put your house in front of them, rather than waiting for them to come to you. Social media provides a great opportunity to do just this, increasing the chances of generating interest from impulse buyers. For every house we market a social media profile is created across the three main platforms of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as standard. By displaying beautiful pictures and videos of your home (and we can’t overstate how important good photography is) in a setting they are used to and a format they are familiar with (be it Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.), potential buyers are likely to be much more receptive. All three of these social media channels will allow multiple images to be uploaded in gallery form, which gives us huge scope to showcase your property and it’s surrounding area. 68 | rohrsandrowe.co.uk
The very nature of social media means that displaying lots of detail, in text form at least, is almost impossible. But demonstrating the lifestyle that your house enables is absolutely possible, with pictures and video that highlight the area, attractions, shops, pubs, schools, spots with beautiful views. Anything that will get people excited about life in your home. It also allows us to generate content and posts highlighting individual features that make your home unique, as well as points of interest nearby. Ultimately it is an incredibly cost effective way of getting your property in front of the exact target market who might like to buy it. Imagine if you could drop a leaflet about your house to, say, everyone in west London between the ages of 50 and 65, with an interest in beaches, golf and sailing. Well, with social media, the online equivalent is possible and is something we do as standard for clients who desire this approach. Facebook and Instagram allow us to create posts targeted to certain users based on their location, demographics and interests – an incredibly powerful tool for putting your house in front of the right people. An article featured in August’s ‘Property Industry Eye’ highlighted the importance of social media platforms in selling homes, saying 'platforms are swooping in to challenge the property portals market, attempting to woo agents to switch their spend. So far, it has not happened in the UK, but in the States three possible models emerged in a matter of days as social media wakes up to what has been called a $27bn sleeping giant.' We have always understood the significance and difference that social media marketing can make in generating awareness and ultimately selling your home. That’s why at Rohrs & Rowe it is always part of our approach and something you can expect as standard, from us.
Penvean, Nr St Agnes • Stunning contemporary residence • Wonderful country views • Luxurious master bedroom suite with balcony • 2 further first floor double bedrooms • ground floor double bedroom • Large open plan living area • Open plan kitchen with central island • Sitting room • Sun room • Conservatory • Southerly facing sun terrace • Utility • High quality bathrooms • Separate detached annexe with income potential • gardens and grounds of just over 1 acre • ground source and solar heating • EPC B
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Lucie Rose Donlan Jackie Harmer meets with Cornwall based surfer and model Lucie Rose Donlan...
Top: ©Andrew Knowles. Top right: ©Chris Winter. Centre right: ©george Foote. Bottom right: ©Chris Winter
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Today she is renowned as an accomplished surfer with a few awards under her wetsuit belt as well as now being qualified as one of only two female surf judges in the UK. Additionally she now is signed up and working for a well-known model agency! Not bad for a 19 year old Cornish lass!
surfer and when his two daughters showed an interest in the surfing at their local beach at Polzeath he was very keen to encourage them! Lucie and her sister clearly showed some promise and aged 12 Lucie began taking lessons. As Lucie went onto high school she quickly learned that the boys at school were much keener and more ambitious on surfing than her own girlfriends. She made a decision at that tender age to join the boys and indulge herself in the full surfing experience.
I was delighted to chat to Lucie about her life and career to date. She explained to me how it had all started. Lucie’s father was always a keen
She spent as many weekends as possible, along with her Dad and sister, surfing throughout the year. A full 5mm wetsuit, along with boots, hats
A local Cornish girl who has made a career out of her love for her local surroundings and her own natural talent. Lucie Donlan was born and brought up in Wadebridge, Cornwall.
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She loves the fact that her home is next to the beach and that she has grown up in a small community where everyone knows each other and looks out for each other. and gloves were required during the winter months as the cold Atlantic waves hurled the surf at the Cornish coast. Lucie loved it and found the whole experience a huge exhilarating challenge and would come off the beach exhausted and starving!! But totally worth it and she would want to do it all again the next day. At 16 Lucie had to make a decision about her last 2 years of education. She discovered the Newquay Surf Academy at Treviglas which offered a 2 year course in Enterprise Travel and Sport. Lucie embarked on the course as the only girl in the group. She explained how interesting and stimulating she found it. The academic part of the course which took 2 days was supplemented with the other days spent on the beach surfing with all the course tutors. Lucie was soon spotted and approached by Adams Surf Boards to sponsor her – it was the start of her new career. Lucie then began putting photographs on social media of her surfing and setting up shots of general beach life in Cornwall and soon after Lucie signed with Protest Sportswear – a surfing/snowwear brand – who she has now been working with for the last 4 years. I asked Lucie what this involved and she explained how she goes away on lots of trips, has lots of clothes which she wears for photo shoots and all this material is used on their websites for all their promotional marketing. Sounds like a hard life!! Through the photographs of Lucie on her own and the other sponsors websites, she was then approached by a modelling agency. Lucie is now contracted to Mustard Models who are based in Bristol but she does a great deal of photo shoots up in London, modelling jewellery and clothes as well as photo shoots more locally. This has all taken off in the last year since Lucie finished her education. 74 | rohrsandrowe.co.uk
I asked Lucie how her dream career made her feel and what part living in the South West had played in her success? She told me that she loves living in Cornwall. She loves the fact that her home is next to the beach, that she has grown up in a small community where everyone knows each other and looks out for each other. She still lives at home with her parents and sister and her much loved Chihuahua dog Bevnish – known as “Bev”. Lucie said she is never happier than when she is down on her local beach in her wetsuit with her dog – who loves the sea but isn’t quite so keen on the surfboard! Unlike Lucie who quite literally can’t get enough of the surfing life! Lucie’s career is in its infancy but she is a young lady who is serious about her future and really is quite literally riding the crest of the wave! good luck for the future Lucie!
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Lower Treluswell, Nr Falmouth • grade II Listed georgian Dower House • Kitchen complete with Aga • Breakfast room • Drawing room • Dining room • Conservatory • Study • 5 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • 2 self contained cottages • Carriage barn and outbuildings • Integral garage • gardens and grounds of approx 6 acres
gUIDE PRICE £1,125,000
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WISH YOU WERE HERE
The next edition of the showcase Rohrs and Rowe property lifestyle magazine will be published in April 2018 for the spring/summer edition. To include your business or for editorial enquires please contact Steven Hall of TBC Publishing on 01803 752184 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Image by kind permission of Lucie Rose Donlan, image copyright Marianne Taylor
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Why choosing the right estate agent adds value! Choosing the right estate agent to sell your largest physical asset is quite simply one of the most important decisions you will ever make and one that can potentially earn you many thousands of pounds too. So, if you are considering selling your home, this year or next, please get in touch with us now to discuss your individual needs. You can expect to receive our unique and bespoke Rohrs & Rowe approach, we will work hard now to showcase your home in its most desirable light, ready to sell when the time is right for you.
What are the two most common mistakes that people make when selling their home? Leaving vital arrangements to the last minute is one and choosing the wrong estate agent is the other. High quality images are what makes a property stand out against the competition, buyers judge by the quality of the presentation and marketing material. Images have never been more important than they are in todays world and the property market is no different. The key component to achieving any successful marketing campaign is creating instant impact and grabbing attention. It is therefore no surprise that photographs and images are probably the single most important element when selling your most prized asset. So, how can we help? The R&R brand has been built on the power of aspirational imagery. We understand what it takes to make something stand out against the crowd and we will always go the extra mile, beyond other estate agencies, to achieve this for our clients. People often know they would like to move 12 to 24 months in advance. In this ideal situation, we take advantage of the timeframe to create the marketing material during the optimum months of the year, whilst homes, views and gardens look at their very best. However, life is not always this straightforward. Many people find a house they fall in love with at a time they least expect and are nowhere near ready to put their own home on the market. In order to not miss out on their new dream home, the reaction is to rush to the market with poor marketing material and in an unprepared state. This is a huge mistake that often leads to not selling or at best, underselling their own property. Either way, it costs financially or emotionally. In order to avoid these mistakes, we would advise to plan things in advance. If, however, there is an element of urgency required and forward planning is not an option excellent results can still be achieved if you put your property in the hands of R&R. Using our techniques we can still make your home look stunning, even in the winter months. 82 | rohrsandrowe.co.uk
“The quality of their marketing was superb and the video they created really showed off the property in relation to its beautiful surroundings and the lifestyle that is on offer in the area, very clever. Through their excellent marketing, particularly the use of social media, they found a buyer and things then moved forward.” Mrs. H, Falmouth
“After 18 months of no success with a Truro based agency, I decided to try something new and was recommended to Rohrs & Rowe. They really understood what was special about the quality of the house from the start. Their eye for details and dedication transformed the marketing.” Mr. K, Truro
“Rohrs & Rowe were unique in offering a marketing strategy which fully informed buyers about the property and the surrounding community to ensure they were given an accurate and comprehensive picture.” Mr. & Mrs. H, Wadebridge
"My beautiful country house in South Cornwall had been for sale for many months through other estate agents. I was recommended to talk to Rohrs & Rowe. They advised a completely different strategy and achieved all of the objectives agreed, including exposure within the Sunday Times. After then obtaining interest from multiple parties, the property was sold very quickly. Following my experience, I would certainly recommend their fresh approach to marketing and their solid advice." Lord. TF, London