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Aspirational Living Rohrs & Rowe Winter Collection

Featuring...

Luxury superyachts

Pendennis Shipyard reveal what it takes to master the seven seas in the world of luxury superyachts

A taste of Cornwall

In conversation with chef Paul Ainsworth

Freediving highlights

National Champion freediver Georgina Miller discusses the beauty of diving in Cornwall


Welcome...

We are delighted to present the third edition of Aspirational Living, our lifestyle magazine that aims to highlight some of what is so special, sometimes unusual and hopefully enjoyable about living or spending time in Cornwall.

We have been delighted by the continued positive response we have received to our previous editions and we are thrilled that people enjoy reading it.

In this issue you will find a great feature from our Padstow based Michelin Star chef, Paul Ainsworth, including a delicious recipe using many fabulous local ingredients. We also have a fascinating interview with the national freediving champion, Georgina Miller who highlights the many benefits of learning this skill in Cornwall plus where you can experience it for yourself! This teamed with stunning underwater photography from world renowned Daan Verhoeven, makes for a breathtaking and interesting read!

We were also lucky enough to get a rare behind the scenes insight at Pendennis Superyachts, based in Falmouth, where some of the world’s best superyachts are built and maintained. We’ve also caught up with one of the most up and coming designers in the country, Tom Raffield; he talks about his inspirations, the Cornish work/life balance and his gorgeous new designs. All this plus plenty of other great editorials from some of the other fabulous people, businesses and services we have here in Cornwall. We really hope that you enjoy this edition of the magazine and it perhaps helps you to discover and enjoy ‘Aspirational Living’ in Cornwall.

Our continued thanks go to Steven Hall and the team at TBC Publishing for their continued efforts and for helping to create the fresh look to this edition.

Martyn Rohrs & Matthew Rowe

01872 306 360 | info@rohrsandrowe.co.uk | www.rohrsandrowe.co.uk Front cover image of Porthcurno Beach taken and supplied by Aerial Cornwall - www.aerialcornwall.com. Published by TBC Publishing Limited, Telephone: 01763 810042. ©TBC Publishing 2018. 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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Contents 12 Properties

A selection of some of the finest properties available for sale in Cornwall via Rohrs & Rowe.

14 Charging ahead

The Jaguar I-PACE is the electric vehicle drivers have been waiting for.

26 A taste of Cornwall

In conversation with Paul Ainsworth.

38 Luxury superyachts

Pendennis shipyard reveal what it takes to master the seven seas in the world of luxury superyachts.

46 Freediving highlights

National Champion freediver Georgina Miller discusses the highlights of diving in Cornwall.

57 Escape to Cornwall

We take a look at seven of the finest Cornwall waterside holiday homes for the perfect escape.

66 The country house hotel by the sea

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Aspirational Living – Rohrs & Rowe

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Mark of Success ince the release of our Spring/Summer edition of Aspirational Living, we have had an exciting few months.

Our approach of offering something different to the traditional estate agencies in Cornwall continues to be

well received by our clients and just as importantly, it has seen some fantastic sales results for us over recent

months. This includes over ÂŁ13 Million pounds of sales from the properties that were featured in the last edition of Aspirational Living alone! And the sales of some of the highest value properties to be sold in Cornwall this

year, including the fabulous Lower Polgrain Farm, one of the most valuable non coastal properties to sell in the

county for several years.

We are delighted by our achievements to date and as we move towards the end of our second full year of trading, industry sales statistics show that at the top end of the Cornwall housing market, Rohrs & Rowe have out-

performed the vast majority of their countywide competitors. The fact is that if you select us to be your estate

agent, you are more likely to sell.

We have successfully sold several properties off market too, but the achievement we are probably most proud

of is that a large number of our sales have been on properties which had previously been for sale with other

agencies and often for a long time. We have therefore been able to assist some previously very frustrated people and help them become very happy clients, which makes our job so worthwhile.

Our unique marketing style and innovative campaigns have been a major part of our sales successes and we

are actively seeking more properties to add to our sales portfolio. We have many active buyers registered with

us, looking across a broad spectrum of prices and locations, for similar properties to the ones you will see us

already having sold or are currently marketing.

As with everything we do, we aspire to be the best we possibly can. We hope that our passion for the houses

we sell and the county in which we live, comes through in everything we do. We are beyond delighted that our

sales figures this year back up the award we won for Best Estate Agency in Cornwall, from the United Kingdom

Property Awards at the end of last year, which we were so proud to receive.

We would be delighted to confidentially speak with anyone who feels that our marketing style, brand and most

importantly, experience could help, even if your property is already for sale. The incredible response we have

received from the market gives us a great deal of confidence and proves that our unique approach really does work in grabbing the attention of the best buyers. You can see what some of our satisfied customers have had

to say about us on page 82.

With over 50 years of combined agency experience within the company, and a dynamic in-house marketing team,

we attribute our success to some simple, but incredibly powerful ingredients: experience, correct and honest

advice, passion, unbounded enthusiasm, attention to detail in everything we do and exceptional personal service. Image on page 10: Martyn & Matthew pictured at Carn Mar in Polzeath - the property where a lucky Rohrs & Rowe social media

follower won a weeks stay in 2019.

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Aspirational Living – Property

Budock Water, Nr Falmouth • Substantial gentleman’s residence enjoying fabulous coastal views • Private 2 bedroom guest lodge • Outline planning consent for substantial second residence • Over 7,000 sq ft of accommodation • Very private and accessible setting with no near neighbours • 4 reception rooms and study • Kitchen breakfast room • Fabulous entrance hall • 9 bedrooms in main house • Workshops and storage areas • Circa 8 acres of grounds • Surrounded by open farmland • EPC F

GUIDE PRICE £2,950,000

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Aspirational Living – Motoring

Charging ahead

Jaguar charges ahead with

the All–New Electric I–PACE The Jaguar I-PACE is the electric vehicle drivers have been waiting for. Clean, smart and safe, the I-PACE delivers sustainable

sports car performance, next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology and

five-seat SUV practicality to place Jaguar at the forefront of the EV revolution.

Electric

With a state-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery using 432 pouch cells, the I-PACE delivers a range of up to 292 miles (WLTP cycle). Owners will be able to achieve a 0-80 percent battery charge in 85-minutes using DC charging (50kW). The Jaguar I-PACE will be fully compatible with DC Rapid Chargers (100kW) as the technology is rolled out across the UK, which will enable a 0-80 percent charge in just 40 minutes. Home charging with an AC wall box (7kW) will achieve the same state of charge in just over ten hours – ideal for overnight charging. A suite of smart range-optimising technologies includes a battery pre-conditioning system: when plugged in the I-PACE will automatically raise (or lower) the temperature of its battery to maximise range ahead of driving away.

Image: The 395bhp I - PACE is the first pure-electric model from the Coventry-based brand and spearheads a range of forthcoming electrified Jaguars.

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Aspirational Living – Motoring

Performance

Two Jaguar-designed electric motors – which feature driveshafts passing through the motors themselves for compactness – are placed at each axle, producing exceptional combined performance of 400PS and 696Nm, and all-wheel-drive, all-surface traction. The high torque density and high-energy efficiency characteristics of the motors deliver sports car performance, launching the I-PACE from a standing start to 60mph in just 4.5s. The instantaneous performance is matched with exceptional ride comfort and engaging driving dynamics. The bespoke EV aluminium architecture uses advanced riveting and bonding technology to deliver a light, stiff body structure. Together with the structural battery pack, it has a torsional rigidity of 36kNm/degree – the highest of any Jaguar. The battery is placed centrally between the two axles, and as low down as possible, with a seal between the housing and the underfloor. This location enables perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a low centre of gravity: together with the advanced double wishbone front and Integral Link rear axle with (optional) air suspension and configurable Adaptive Dynamics, this delivers agile handling and outstanding ride comfort.

Design

There will be nothing else on the road that looks or drives like the Jaguar I-PACE. It is designed and engineered to take full advantage of its smart electric powertrain and maximise the potential of the packaging benefits it brings. Its sleek, coupe-like silhouette is influenced by the Jaguar C-X75 supercar with a short, low bonnet, aero-enhanced roof design and curved rear screen. This cab-forward design contrasts with its squared-off rear, which helps reduce the drag co-efficient to just 0.29Cd. To optimise the balance between cooling and aerodynamics, Active Vanes in the grille open when cooling is required, but close when not needed to redirect air through the integral bonnet scoop, smoothing airflow.

Inside, the layout optimises space for passengers while sophisticated materials – including the option of a premium textile Kvadrat interior – and exquisite attention to detail identify this as a true Jaguar. While a mid-sized SUV, I-PACE’s cab forward design and EV powertrain means interior space comparable to large SUVs. In the rear, legroom is 890mm while, with no transmission tunnel, there’s a useful 10.5-litre central storage compartment. In the rear, tablet and laptop stowage is found beneath the seats, while the rear luggage compartment offers a 656-litre capacity – and 1,453-litres with seats folded flat.

Connected-car technology

I-PACE introduces the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system to Jaguar. Utilising an innovative combination of touchscreens, capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls, Touch Pro Duo is intuitive to use. A new EV navigation system assesses the topography of the route to destination and insights from previous journeys, including driving style, to calculate personalised range and charging status with exceptional accuracy for maximum driver confidence. The advanced system uses ‘Smart Settings’ technology – driven by AI algorithms – to identify individual driver preferences, and then tailors the I-PACE’s driving and interior settings accordingly. I-PACE will also launch an Amazon Alexa Skill. This means owners will be able to ask an Alexa-enabled device for information held in the Jaguar InControl Remote app. For example: Is my car locked? What is the charging level? Do I have enough range to get to work? To ensure owners always have access to the latest infotainment, telematics and battery energy control software, I-PACE will be the first Jaguar to provide software over-the-air – providing seamless updates.

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Ownership

With competitive whole-life costs and residual values, the I-PACE will be a popular choice for private customers, professionals and companies seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and fleet costs. The I-PACE is available in S, SE and HSE derivatives alongside a First Edition, all inspired by the design of the original concept. Roger Young Jaguar Plymouth

Wood Acre,

Saltash Parkway,

Saltash, Cornwall,

PL12 6LF

www.rogeryoung.plymouth.jaguar.co.uk

To book a test drive at Roger Young please contact: 01752 849999

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Aspirational Living – Property

Flushing, Nr Falmouth • Beautiful south facing waterfront residence • Magnificent and interesting water views • Approximately 325 ft of waterfront grounds • Exceptional gardens and grounds of circa 1 acre • Private foreshore and water access • 5,470 sq ft of accommodation • Spacious sitting room with bay window • Dining room with wonderful views • Master suite and 4 further bedrooms • 2 family bathrooms • Double height studio and 30’ garden room • Excellent outbuildings including sail loft and garage • Parking for several cars • EPC F

GUIDE PRICE £2,750,000

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New Polzeath, Wadebridge

• Stunning penthouse apartment enjoying sea views • 500 metres from Polzeath Beach • South west facing with panoramic views • Broad sun terrace 41’ x 26’ max dimensions • 3 bedrooms, 2 en suite bathrooms and shower room • 2 allocated parking spaces • Lift access and staircase • Air source heating and thermal solar panels • 9 photo voltaic electricity panels • Excellent holiday rental potential • EPC B

GUIDE PRICE £1,150,000

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Aspirational Living – Food

Southampton-born Paul Ainsworth is the successful chef and businessman behind Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Rojano’s in the Square and Padstow Townhouse, all located in Padstow, Cornwall.

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A taste of Cornwall aul Ainsworth was literally born into the hospitality industry.

Growing up in and around his parents’ guesthouse in Southampton,

he developed a strong sense of hard work and passion to succeed.

Before he had even reached his teens, he had six jobs on the go. On

leaving school, Paul studied catering and hospitality at Southampton

City College, working locally at the Star hotel, and Careys Manor in the New Forest where he enhanced his passion for learning.

In 1998, Paul achieved his first big break when his college tutor helped

him to secure a job at Gary Rhodes’ Michelin-starred Rhodes in the

Square in Pimlico, London. After two fulfilling years, Paul moved on to

work with leading British Chef Gordon Ramsay at his eponymous, three-

Michelin-starred restaurant in Royal Hospital Road. Whilst working at

the restaurant, Paul was part of the team that successfully achieved three Michelin stars, one of his proudest

moments to date. An opportunity to work for fellow Gordon Ramsay Chef Marcus Wareing at Petrus in St James’s

arose in 2003, and Paul relocated to the Berkeley with him later that year.

After six years with the Gordon Ramsay Group, Paul was invited to head up the kitchen of No. 6 in Padstow. Three

years later, in 2009, Paul and his wife Emma took over the restaurant from their business partner Derek Mapp

and relaunched it as Paul Ainsworth at No. 6. The following year, Paul and Emma acquired Rojano’s (which was

originally opened in 1974 by local businessman Stanley Rojano), and, with a nod to mentor Gary Rhodes, relaunched

and renamed it Rojano’s in the Square. In 2015, the couple launched their most ambitious project to date, Padstow

Townhouse. The 18th-century building has been lovingly restored by Emma and interior designer Eve Cullen-Cornes, helping to cement Paul and Emma’s positions as celebrated restaurateurs and hoteliers.

A passionate supporter of local famers, fishermen and artisanal producers, Paul’s fun and inventive cooking has

held a Michelin star since 2013, and in September 2016 was awarded a fourth rosette by the AA. In April 2018,

Paul won the ‘Best Chef’ category at the GQ Food & Drink awards and Padstow Townhouse, which offers six

spacious suites with luxury bathrooms, a kitchen pantry and honesty bar, and in-room spa treatments, has recently been awarded five AA gold stars for accommodation.

Paul appeared on BBC2’s Great British Menu in 2011 and won the south west regional heat, which resulted in

him serving his dessert at the final banquet at Leadenhall Market, London. He has since appeared on Saturday

Kitchen, MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals and James Martin’s Saturday Morning.

Paul and Emma support many charities including Hospitality Action, Springboard and most recently became ambassadors for the Cornwall Air Ambulance appeal.

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Crispy Porthilly oysters Serves 4

Ingredients

12 large oysters

12 slices of Cornish seaweed and cider Salami 1/2mm thin

2 egg whites let down with a splash of water

200g panko bread crumbs

Apple and fennel salad 1 head of fennel

2 granny smith apples 2 limes

20g of caster sugar

10g of freshly chopped chervil

Shuck the oysters and gently wash in cold water. Pass the

oyster juices through a fine sieve to remove any fine grit. Pop

the oysters into a container, cover with cling film and keep in

the fridge until required. Apple and fennel salad

To make the fennel salad, cut the root from the bottom of the

fennel, peel the fennel segment and then finely slice them so

they are roughly 3 cm long. Place all this into a bowl and do

exactly the same with the apple, without peeling it. Cut thin

slices, then finely slice them exactly like the fennel. Take the

zest from one lime and squeeze the juice from both of them.

Place into a pan adding the sugar and bring to the boil making

sure the sugar is dissolved. Leave the mixture to cool slightly

and pour over the fennel and apple. Mix the salad really well and leave to develop. Add the chervil before serving. Oysters

Dip in the egg white, then the panko breadcrumbs. Deep fry at

190c until golden and crisp, while still being careful not to

overcook. The oyster should be just cooked in the centre. Place

plump side up on top of the salad, then sprinkle with a little Cornish sea salt. To finish, place a slice of salami over each at

the last second and serve.

Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 6 Middle Street, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8AP

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Paul Ainsworth in Cornwall Rojanos In the Square

9 Mill Square, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8AE

Padstow Townhouse

16/18 High Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BB


Near Caerhays Beach, Roseland Peninsula

• Idyllic and peaceful country residence just moments from the coast • Set centrally within its own 8 acres of grounds • Luxurious kitchen/living/family room opening to sun terrace • Spacious sitting room with fireplace • Generous ground floor study • Master bedroom suite, 2 guest en suite bedrooms • 1 further bedroom and family bathroom • Detached 2 storey barn • Garage barn and large agricultural barn • Ground source heat pump • Underfloor heating • Over 8 acres of gardens and fields • EPC B

GUIDE PRICE £1,695,000

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Between Fistral Beach & The Gannel Estuary, Newquay • Substantial coastal residence with panoramic beach and sea views • 200 metres from Fistral Beach • 3 generous reception rooms • Fabulous master suite • 3 further bedrooms • Gym/bedroom 5 • Kitchen dining room • Double garage and ample parking • Landscaped gardens • Sun terrace • EPC E

GUIDE PRICE £1,150,000

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Aspirational Living – Interiors

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Aspirational Living – Interiors

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Interiors by Mint House aroline and Louise, the duo behind the rising

success of Mint House, have turned a little idea,

that started the week their children went to school, into a successfully growing brand. Built purely on

their starting point, always with an edge of cool and

contemporary. Wanting clients and visitors to walk

into their properties, take in a deep breath, sink into

one of Mint House’s bespoke feather filled sofas

recommendation alone, they have earned a reputation

and relax.

dream homes all over Cornwall.

A testament to their success is their returning client

as leaders in their field helping clients realise their

Due to the nature of their location and working closely

with luxury holiday rental companies they have steered

their business to maximize rental returns for clients

that market their homes to stand out from the crowd. In a very competitive market holiday homes now

have to have an edge. Mint House interiors have this

in abundance!

Knowing exactly the standard required by luxury

holiday home rental companies Mint House take all the

stress away from their clients so they can enjoy the

whole process.

The homes they create, whether simply furnishing or

project managing from ground works up, have a

timeless, fresh, contemporary laid back style, that

people aspire to own. Their spaces feel collected and

base of multiple home owners who use Mint House

time and time again.

“Mint House completely transformed our holiday

home with a superb interpretation of our requests,

increasing its desirability for holiday rentals so much so that we used Mint House for a second property, and then a third… Highly recommended!” client testimonial.

5 years on they have swapped working around the

kitchen table to working from their Studio & Shop on

the cliff tops of Perranporth at Cligga Head and are

forever expanding their brand and team. From opening

a shop to their own branded kitchens, the MH team are now about to launch their online shop.

Exciting times are ahead and they are definitely a

don’t intimidate; they want their clients to feel

company to watch.

to design is the perfect laid back style for coastal

Everyone needs a bit of Mint House in their home!

Mint House like to use a properties environment &

email hello@minthouseinteriors.co.uk. Or visit our

immediately at home. Their calm and flexible approach

homes in Cornwall.

views when considering the design brief. Using this as

Please contact Mint House on 01872 562 867, via

website www.minthouseinteriors.co.uk.

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St Clement, Truro

• Imposing south facing family home with river views • Master suite • 6 further bedrooms - all en suite • Exceptionally high quality accommodation throughout • Library/study • Utility room • Open plan ground floor kitchen/sitting room with bespoke kitchen units • Reception/dining room with stunning sliding glass doors to sun terrace and gardens • Attached 3 bedroom cottage/annexe • Coach house with planning to convert to 1 bedroom accommodation • Private gardens • Large driveway for parking • Only a short distance from Truro city • EPC D

GUIDE PRICE £1,895,000

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Aspirational Living – In Conversation

At home in Cornwall

Over 100 years of sailing adventures kept alive by expert cornish craftsman,

Pendennis shipyard reveal what it takes to master the seven seas in the world of luxury superyachts. We speak with joint managing director Mike Carr.

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Aspirational Living – In Conversation

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n a world where shopping on the go and next day delivery has become the norm, the tide is more than certainly turning as our attention is drawn to the topic of sustainability, reusing and reclaiming – investing in the old rather than simply buying new. The expert craftsman at Pendennis Shipyard in Cornwall are masters at giving a new lease of life to vessels from times gone by, with demand from owners for refit and repair rising over and above new build projects. Owners are increasingly choosing to refit and refurbish their yachts and according to the annual Superyacht Report, owners are holding onto their yachts for a longer period of time, maintaining and repairing them regularly*. One of the most recent restoration projects to be completed at the impressive waterfront site in Falmouth means that over a 100 years of history will be kept alive and continue to sail the world’s seas. Celebrating a momentous mile stone of their own this year, as 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Pendennis, the 42m classic twin-masted schooner Mariette is one of the world’s most historic yachts. After nearly nine months of sensitive restoration, the team is delighted with the results. For Pendennis, perfection is personal, and the superior service provided to clients is what has led to the Cornish based business becoming one of the world’s leading luxury superyacht build and refit facilities. Originally built in the USA in 1915, the complex restoration project of the Mariette has been a labour of love for the team; maintaining all of the key features that make the traditional schooner so special with the greatest level of care and attention to detail. Pictured right, Mike Carr, joint Managing Director at Pendennis Shipyard commented: “We believe in investing in the future by safeguarding knowledge of the past and ensuring vessels are given the care and attention needed to provide their owners and crew enjoyment and adventures for years to come. The timeless beauty of the Mariette and the fact it was the fourth visit in the Shipyard for the vessel made it a very special project for us to work on.

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Aspirational Living – In Conversation

When you are working with a vessel steeped in so much history, there is always an immense level of trust involved which we hold in the highest regard. Widely considered as one of the world’s most beautiful classic yachts, preparing her for many more years at sea and being part of maintaining such an important part of global sailing history is another milestone for the team and I, as we celebrate our 30th year.” Long-standing Captain of the 140-foot-long twin-masted schooner, Charlie Wroe describes the historic twin schooner as the equivalent of a classic Aston Martin, complete with a Victorian fireplace, gentleman’s study, genteel bathroom and guest quarters. Following the nine - month restoration project, Charlie is looking forward to getting back behind the helm. Established in 1988 by the well - known yachting businessman Peter de Savary, Pendennis has gone from strength to strength where other shipyards have faltered - succeeding financially, maintaining a loyal client base and expanding their facilities dramatically in 2015 as part of a £22 million investment in the premises. Throughout its history Pendennis has worked with many of the world’s leading naval architects and yacht designers, building up a diverse and impressive portfolio. As the only British business of its type (the only British Superyacht yard for 24m+ yachts) that can boast 100% bespoke new builds alongside an extensive range of refit services, the expert team has worked on some of the most impressive and exclusive super yachts that sail the world today. From their 13 - acre water front location in the thriving maritime town of Falmouth, the exclusive Pendennis Shipyard is guarded by high security and entry is only permitted for a select few outside of staff and visiting clients. www.pendennis.com

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Trevone, Padstow

• Detached coastal residence • 200 metres from Trevone Beach • Attractive beach chic decor • Large first floor living room • 3 bedrooms and family bathroom • Shower room and utility • Breakfast room with wood burner • Enclosed westerly facing rear garden • Good holiday rental • Garage and parking • EPC F

GUIDE PRICE £625,000

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Near Port Navas, Helford River

• Magnificent Grade II* Listed house in beautiful grounds • South facing • Striking entrance courtyard • 29’ kitchen/breakfast room, boot room and utility room • 34’ drawing room • Formal dining room with open fireplace • Charming study/TV room with fireplace and woodburner • Master bedroom with dressing room en suite • Guest bedroom en suite • 4 further bedrooms • 2 family bathrooms • Detached double garage and store • 3.6 acres of beautiful garden, grounds and paddock

GUIDE PRICE £1,495,000

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Aspirational Living – Underwater Cornwall

Photography courtesy of Daan Verhoeven - www.daanverhoeven.com

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Aspirational Living – Underwater Cornwall

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Freediving in Cornwall hen you imagine free diving, it conjures associations of warm, clear blue water, not something that you

would associate with the UK, but Cornish waters have a surprise.

Free diving is the sport of diving underwater on a single breath. It is not just about competitive diving, where

you hold your breath for as long as you can, or see how deep that you can swim, although that is certainly a big

draw, it is also a lovely way to explore the underwater world and interact with wildlife.

Cornwall has offered us the perfect environment to set up a fledgling business and an amazing work life balance. We have found the people just amazing and supportive - and actually there are so many working in the way that

we do with small businesses built with real love - we have made wonderful connections.

Taking a Freedive course with a qualified instructor is really important. It is a very safe sport when people are

properly trained and always diving with a buddy. In my opinion, learning to Freedive in the environment that you

will later be exploring is really important. Not only do you learn the techniques and science behind free diving,

but how to plan a dive properly, taking in environmental factors, we train ourselves to dive safely, without incident, and how to rescue in the unlikely event that you need it.

So why learn to dive in Cornwall? As a peninsular we have miles and miles of coastline to explore, with so many

different environments. The coast has wonderful long beaches, attracting surfers, but many are also drawn to

the rocky shores of the south coast for its wild life and shipwrecks. We are lucky here at Porthkerris to be sheltered on the most part form the prevailing westerly winds, on the edge of a marine conservation zone- the

famous Manacles.

Catching the Gulf Stream, the water here is more temperate. For this reason it attracts a huge amount of marine

life. The reef is so pretty, really colourful and bright, it will surprise many with its almost tropical bright colours.

The shipwrecks are world famous, although often fairly broken up by the wild winter storms. We are lucky to

have many resident and visiting cetaceans as well - whales and dolphins. Seeing them breach and swim past

the dive boat is always breathtaking. Cornwall is also home to the Atlantic grey seal, who can sometimes be

very curious and approach to nibble a fin. Freedivers make no sound as they explore underwater, so it means

that you can get really close to wildlife. Another fascinating visitor to these waters are the beautiful blue shark, the very best way to get close to them is freediving.

We also have access to deep water by boat for the more experienced free divers who want to go a bit deeper. The depth diving here is in many ways easier than the cold lakes of the UK, as the thermoclines are less

pronounced and it is a lot less dark. Although we do have more water movement, making the windows to go

deep free diving with a line a bit smaller. On a good day it can be world class.

www.aquacityfreediving.com is located at Porthkerris dive centre which has 5 star facilities. There are on site

classrooms, pool and the diving is right off the beach. Coming out to a hot shower and a warm cup of tea at the

cafe will seal the deal. We stock a good range of MARES equipment and provide you with the latest cold water specific gear for your course. We teach SSI, PADI and AIDA courses from beginner to instructor level.

www.aquacityfreediving.com

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Aspirational Living – Home Sweet Home

The spaces we inhabit matter

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We speak to Gavin Woodford of Woodford Architecture

he spaces we inhabit matter. They have a profound effect on us - how we feel and behave in them. Buildings are the crucibles in which we grow, learn and work; interiors the sets against which life unfolds. Interiors and architecture and indeed landscape design has the power and potential to enhance the timeless activities of domestic life. It’s not just about aesthetics; the visceral experience is never to be underestimated and is something that should be considered throughout the design process.

Architectural Services

Architectural Services are split into Work Stages as identified by the RIBA as follows. Stage 1 – Preparation and Brief Stage 2 – Concept Design Stage 3 – Developed Design Stage 4 – Technical Design Stage 5 – Construction Stage 6 – Handover and Close Out Stage 7 – In Use In this piece we begin to briefly describe our involvement and the development of a unique manor house, sold by Rohrs and Rowe.

Molesworth Manor – Stages 1 – 3 Initial Client Contact

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acquisition and to how best to deliver their vison for their home in the South West. We have been engaged on a number of property purchases to provide an initial review their potential. The purchasers had seen examples of our work in Cornwall Life magazine and other publications and were particularly impressed with the quality and range of work that we have completed and they also commented that we didn’t appear to have a set house style; something that we are very proud of, as we treat each project as a new challenge and approach it with a clear and fresh palette.

About the property

Molesworth Manor is a significant property not only as it is Grade II listed building and is thought to date to 1854, a recent historic assessment has identified that it has earlier origins, perhaps as a 17th-century three-room and cross passage building; but it is also significant as the total floor area exceeds 900 m2 or 9,000 sq. ft. The property comprises the main manor house a linked stable block and cottage set within landscape gardens in extremely desirable location between Padstow and Wadebridge. Once the purchase of the property had been completed with Rohrs and Rowe estate agents who have recently been awarded the prestigious title of “Best Estate Agents in Cornwall, we arranged to meet with the clients. www.woodfordarchitecture.com


Seven Bays, Near Padstow

• Attractive coastal period residence • Highly sought after location • Excellent sea and coastal views • 360 degree views from first floor • Large dining hall with views • Sitting room with log burner, bay window and views • Kitchen diner with Aga • 4 first floor bedrooms and family bathroom • Ground floor study/bedroom 5 and shower room • Beautifully planted gardens and 3 acres inc adjoining field • EPC E

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Aspirational Living – In Conversation

In Conversation

Aspirational Living speaks with Cornwall based steam bending lighting and furniture designer Tom Raffield

The Tom Raffield Noctis Range: Noctis Urchin Small Cluster

How did your journey into this field begin?

My fascination with the traditional practice of steam bending and sustainability began whilst studying 3D Design for Sustainability at Falmouth College of Arts where I discovered the traditional technique of using a

chamber wouldn’t allow me to create the complex 3D bends I had envisaged. Years of research and

experimentation allowed me to develop a new steaming method to turn my design visions into reality.

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How did you get to the position you're currently at?

With lots of hard work and a little bit of good luck! I originally co-founded the award-winning collective design company

Sixixis [recognised for its unique aesthetic and forward-thinking designs] before setting up Tom Raffield Design in 2008

with my wife Danielle - we continue to create spectacular, ecologically sound, innovative furniture and lighting to this

day. I didn’t do an apprenticeship myself but a few members of our workshop team are currently undertaking them through Cornwall College – they are an invaluable way to get into the design world and offer great hands-on experience. I’m

incredibly lucky that people seem to like the designs I love creating.

Where does steam bending originate from and what is the appeal to you?

Steam bending is a traditional process steeped in history. It was once a vital practice, paramount to the production of

weapons, tools and water vessels but sadly, with the advance of technology the practice has become less common.

Steam bending is also a low energy and ecological method of manipulating wood with no nasty glues and very low levels

of waste. The technique is perfect for sculptures and one-off pieces but is very time consuming and therefore suits our

made-to-order approach. It’s really an art process, enabling the artist to shape wood as you might shape clay.

What kind of products do you create and what is the Tom Raffield ethos?

We create a range of steam bent lighting and furniture including our iconic No.1 and Skipper Pendants, beautifully intricate chandeliers and a variety of chairs and accessories. We’ve also launched our new Green Range which consists of four indoor

contemporary planters for house plants. Our ethos is to create innovative, sustainable heirlooms of the future – products

that will be cherished for years to come and that don’t take away from the planet.

What are the influences for your latest Noctis range?

For Chelsea Flower Show this year we steam bent a huge pavilion with an ebonised black interior with the eye to really

make our natural wood products pop. We loved the process of ebonising so much that we wanted to re-invent a few of

our bestselling, most signature pieces and show them in a whole new light. Dark interiors are also very popular right

now and we love the aesthetic!

What is your relationship with Cornwall and how does it influence your work?

Every corner you turn, there is inspiration to be had. I think it is safe to say that it has a lot of influence on my designs

and the way I create. Cornwall is a place of vast extremes. Woodlands, the coast, rivers and mine worked land, we

really have it all here. I think that is what makes the place so special. There’s a lot of history here and a lot of beauty,

combined with what really is a remarkable area to live in.

What is so great about the work life balance here?

One hour I can be in the workshop testing prototypes or bending wood for a new structure and then the next sat on a

beach with my family. Having outdoor space that is vast and so different is the key for me. I love being outside and all

of my hobbies include fresh air, Cornwall is just the perfect place for me.

Where is your favourite secret Cornish spot and why?

It would have to be tucked away at the back of the woodlands here at Trevarno. There’s a lot of memories there prior

to building the house and when the business was at a whole different stage. It’s a good spot to reflect and also think

ahead to making plans for the future!

What does the future hold?

In the short term, our brand new Noctis product, Christmas campaigns and we have also started working on a project

for the Royal Parks in London with Mizzi Studio and Colicci. It’s a busy year ahead! www.tomraffield.com

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View of beach not from property

Carbis Bay, St Ives

• Stunning penthouse apartment • Panoramic sea views • Large living area with balcony and sea views • Master bedroom en suite • Guest bedroom • Family bathroom • Underfloor heating • Communal lift access • Private secure parking • Established holiday letting income • Fully residential status • EPC B

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Aspirational Living – The Water’s Edge

Escape to Cornwall

Cornwall is blessed with arguably some of the best beaches,

coves, estuaries and coastal landscape in the country. The cornish coastline is extensive and offers something for everyone. We take a look at seven of the finest cornwall waterside holiday homes to rent across the county for the perfect escape …

The Cobbles - overlooking Polperro beach and harbour in South Cornwall

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rom cosy, quirky fishermen’s cottages perched on clifftops, to contemporary spacious coastal retreats with picture perfect views – you’re sure to find you ideal getaway among Toad Hall Cottages selection of holiday cottages by the sea. The Cobbles is an idyllic, 18th century, white-washed fisherman’s cottages overlooking Polperro beach and harbour in South Cornwall, and is full of character and charm.

Just a short stroll from the centre of the unspoilt fishing village of Polperro, with its many excellent cafes, bars and restaurants, this 2 bedroomed cottage (sleeping 4) enjoys spectacular sea views from most rooms. Tasteful décor, underfloor heating, quality furnishings, crisp linen and luxury toiletries combine to create a relaxed atmosphere, whilst well-placed window seats provide comfortable perches to enjoy the view and watch the world go by. Highlights at the property include a light and bright living room with comfortable sofas, spectacular views, solid oak floors and woodburner for cooler months. And upstairs finds a master bedroom with 6ft king sized bed and more jaw dropping views across the harbour and out

to sea, plus a further twin bedroom both decorated in a light stylish theme with nautical touches. If you just want to relax and enjoy the fabulous location there is sunny private terrace to the rear of the property. Or for those keen to explore this magnificent stretch of coastline on foot, the South West Coast Path passes conveniently close to the cottage. Like many of Toad Hall Cottage’s properties, The Cobbles welcomes dogs so your four - legged friend can enjoy this beautiful part of Cornwall with you. Toad Hall Cottages has over 900 cottages throughout Cornwall and the West Country, to book this or any other property visit www.toadhallcottages.co.uk or call 01503 272303. Additionally Toad Hall welcomes property owners thinking of letting and can offer advice both over the phone or at their Cornish offices in Polperro and Wadebridge.

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Trelowen, Polruan – across the river from Fowey in South Cornwall

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urround yourself in water on the south coast of Cornwall; Trelowen sits on the clifftop across from Fowey, commanding a view of blue where the sea meets the sky. Huge windows frame the panoramic sea views, with even the ground floor bedrooms having a view to wake up to. As is to be expected from a Classic Cottage, the attention to detail is second to none, from the carefully laid out living room making the most of the location on the first floor, to the clever decorative features of boat oars for hanging rails and the luxury of the hot tub. And oh, what a hot tub. There’s not many that boast such a view. Lay back in the bubbles with a glass of something equally bubbly and come rain or shine, you can appreciate the comings and goings of boats to the harbour, winter waves crashing in the distance, or perhaps even dolphins frolicking in the summer sun. If you’d rather watch the water than get in it, the beautifully landscaped garden is also home to a Scandinavian barbecue hut for al fresco dining or mid-winter marshmallow toasting. All with that exceptional view. Classic Cottages find exceptional homes like Trelowen that make great holidays and waterside locations add the wow factor to a holiday cottage. But we also want you to say wow when you step foot inside the property, so we handpick places to stay where you can do just that. Put your feet up… and relax. www.classic.co.uk

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Cornish Cottage Holidays – a service that works on your terms

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ounded nearly 50 years ago, Cornish Cottage Holidays has a wealth of experience in the selfcatering market. Spread across Cornwall’s beautiful coast and countryside, the portfolio of around 600 cottage includes cosy retreats for two, family beachside houses, dog friendly cottages, contemporary apartments and resort lodges as well as big houses for gatherings of family or friends. Much more than simply a marketing service, the local and friendly team at Cornish Cottage Holidays is on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly – from bookings to finances and even your property’s housekeeping management, they will not leave you on your own. Backed by an award winning national brand they’re big enough to bring your holiday property the best yearround bookings and an excellent income but still able to remember their roots as a family run Cornish company and the importance of a knowledgeable local service. Whatever stage you’re at, you can trust Cornish Cottage Holidays to take the hassle out of holiday letting. They recognise that your property is unique and that’s why they’ll take the time to make sure it’s perfectly priced to maximise your income. So if you’re thinking of buying or letting a holiday home and you’d like to work with a reliable, responsible and thoroughly transparent agency who can deliver more bookings and income call the Cornish Cottage Holidays team today on 01326 336773 for free advice or visit www.cornishcottageholidays.co.uk.


Aspirational Living – The Water’s Edge

Shun Lee, St Ives, Cornwall

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ith incredible panoramic views of the turquoise seas spanning from St Ives’ iconic harbour to Godrevy Lighthouse, Shun Lee is an exquisite coastal home and the perfect setting for a truly unforgettable holiday in Cornwall. Complete with a high-tech cinema room for whole group film nights, and a sociable dining room overlooking the crystal-clear Cornish water, Shun Lee has undergone extensive refurbishments since it was built in 1881. Master mariner William John Paynter named the impressive waterfront mansion after his ship, and the luxurious holiday home still retains aspects of its rich maritime heritage. From the calming blue and grey tones of the expansive lounge, to the rich dark wood of the master bedroom, the property is elegantly styled with bespoke nautical furnishings across all four floors.

Tristram, Polzeath, North Cornwall

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ristram’s frontline position, coupled with its large and luxurious spaces, makes it one of the most premier holiday houses in Polzeath and beyond.

Set over three spacious floors, all with spectacular sea views, Tristram is the epitome of Cornish coastal living. The Penthouse sits behind, providing additional space for your party including a double bedroom with en-suite. The house’s design cleverly links inside and out, creating a relaxing seaside ambience. The stand out architectural feature is a vast wooden staircase, which sweeps around and ascends to the top of the building. Tristram boasts six beautiful bedrooms; all light, bright and conjuring a relaxed atmosphere. There’s no shortage of glamorous social spaces, with two lounges, a TV room, and a grand dining room, perfect for dinner with family and friends.

Shun Lee is the perfect coastal abode to host special occasions with a mesmerising backdrop. Guests can relax in one of the seven luxurious bedrooms, take in the stunning view, enjoy a game of pool, or head outside to explore the peaceful Cornish surroundings. The South West Coast Path and Porthminster beach are just a moment’s walk away, and the charming independent shops, galleries and restaurants of St Ives are right on the doorstep.

The house is also remarkable for its large and varied outdoor spaces. To the front, there’s a vast sun terrace where you can enjoy spectacular views of the beach, sea and sunsets. To the back is an enclosed courtyard complete with hot tub, built-in barbecue and sun loungers. Across the road to the back is a large grassy area with mature trees.

This one-of-a-kind holiday home is equally well suited to hazy summertime escapes and cosy autumn breaks alike. Sleeping up to 14 guests in style and luxury, Shun Lee is available to rent for 2018 and 2019 through Perfect Stays. Short breaks start at £2240 and weeklong escapes from £2640.

Tristram is contemporary with splashes of luxury wherever you look. Take a bath in the large freestanding bathtub, with a view out to sea. Relax on your own private balcony as the world goes by below. Watch the famous Polzeath sunset from the comfort of the sun terrace with a cold glass in hand. The possibilities are endless…

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A Surfer’s Paradise: Surf Six - St. Ives Bay

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his show stopping Cornish retreat is loved for its contemporary style, luxury feel and breath taking location. With the vast expanse of Gwithian and Godrevy beaches right at the doorstep, Surf Six is a haven for surfers, sandcastle makers and storm watchers. Aside from the idyllic location and style, guests choose this beach house for its size, sleeping 10 people with two luxury bathrooms at either end of the single storey property. Purpose built as a holiday home, Surf Six is carefree, colourful and practical. The open plan living area faces west, and double sun doors make the best possible use of light which streams in, bathing the space brightly at all times of the year. You’ll find sofas and large beanbags, plus a large TV and a Sonos system. The kitchen is beautifully designed with handmade units and quality fittings and appliances, and the dining area is also generously spacious. The bedrooms are simply but comfortably furnished, and the bathrooms are exquisite, tiled floor to ceiling and finished with luxury fittings. Surf Six is fully detached and stands in its own private garden, which surrounds the beach house on all sides. There is ample parking for three or more cars behind the property, and a lawned and decked area to the front. You’ll also find a lovely outdoor shower, which has hot and cold water for a luxury aprés-surf experience!

Cornish Gems - Luxury holidays in Cornwall. Admiral House, Fowey, sleeps 17

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ombining the refined elegance of a country style with an unrivalled coastal location, Admiral House is a first class residence overlooking the picturesque harbour in Fowey, South Cornwall. Eight indulgent bedrooms are set over two floors of the house and a stylish annex offers further self-contained accommodation. The living spaces of the ground floor include a beautiful dining room, living room, enviable kitchen, relaxed bar area and further seating ensuring this idyllic home is perfect for holiday life in all seasons from celebratory weekends to summer family stays. To the front of the house is a beautiful elevated terrace which captures the sea views from the mouth of the River Fowey leading down to the quieter sheltered waters of the harbour and maritime life below. A thoughtfully placed hot tub offers a welcome soak after a day at sea. It's just a short stroll down into the vibrant town. Influenced by its maritime community, Fowey combines traditional chandleries and yacht clubs with chic cafes, stylish restaurants and artisan shops. A number of coastal and woodland walks lead from the house and enjoy stunning views of the harbour, inlets and creeks.

The beach is around 100m from Surf Six’s gate. Gwithian beach is stunning, forming one end of three miles of clean tide-washed sand, and the South West Coast Path runs for as far as your legs will carry you in either direction.

Since 2007, Cornish Gems have been making holiday dreams come true in Cornwall and now presents a luxury portfolio of over 180 of Cornwall's finest homes. Unique property collections include 'on the beach' locations, dog-friendly, celebratory houses and the country collection making it even easier to find your luxury holiday home that ticks all the boxes.

www.forevercornwall.co.uk

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Between Truro and Falmouth

• Fabulous country house • Gardens and grounds of over 1.5 acres • Broad entrance hall • Spacious kitchen with Aga and sitting area • Orangery • Utility room and cloak room • Sitting room/music room • Former consulting room/games room • Study • 2 bedroomed annexe • Master bedroom suite • 5 further bedrooms • Extensive outbuilding • 4 car garage • EPC D

GUIDE PRICE £1,550,00

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Near Helford Passage, South Cornwall

• Fantastic panoramic views over Anna Maria Creek • 47’ living room with patio doors to sun terrace • Generous kitchen/dining room with woodburner • Master bedroom en suite • Guest bedroom en suite • 3 further bedrooms and family bathroom • Westerly facing full width sun terrace • 2 garages and car port • Well established private gardens • EPC E

GUIDE PRICE £850,000

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Aspirational Living – Stay in Cornwall

The country house hotel by the sea Imagine an elegant country house hotel set in the midst of unspoilt rural landscapes and add breathtaking views of the sea – this is the setting of The Nare Hotel. Situated on the glorious and lesser known Roseland Peninsula – an Area of

Outstanding Natural Beauty - it has all the peace and tranquillity of a private island and is renowned for its unobtrusive, traditional hospitality.

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he Nare overlooks the long and sandy Carne Beach, which is considered one of the best in Cornwall. Away from the hustle and bustle of busy resorts, there’s over a mile of soft, golden sand which is perfect for young and old. The sheltered bay provides safe swimming, fantastic rock pools and plenty of space for long walks and family games. Standing alone in extensive grounds there are stunning sea views throughout the hotel and its colourful gardens. Whether it is a beautiful day with calm seas and blue sky or a stormy day with silver-grey clouds, the view is always spectacular looking out over Gerrans Bay. The hotel not only boasts stunning sea views but it also surrounded by rolling hills and dramatic coastline. This is a place where one can genuinely unwind and while away the hours.

A tour of the hotel follows with one of the friendly front of house team before being shown to your room, one of just thirty-seven, which are all individually decorated in a relaxing country house style. Whilst The Nare is certainly luxurious the ethos of the hotel is guest comfort. The Nare isn’t trying to be flashy or cool, but instead quietly goes about its business of meeting the needs of guests at every turn.

The Nare has been leading the way in Cornish hospitality for the last 30 years ever since Bettye Gray set about upgrading The Nare to become what it is today, a comfortable country house for discerning guests. Her vision was to provide luxury and elegance hitherto unknown in the South West, which she certainly achieved, and has been continued by her grandson and current proprietor Toby Ashworth. Under his stewardship it continues to be the highest rated hotel in Cornwall, holding that accolade for the last 25 years. The peaceful ambience of the hotel interiors wash over you from the moment you arrive. There is no formal check-in, simply the offer of afternoon tea whilst the Concierge team deliver your luggage to the room. The loyal long-term staff are one of the stand out features of this hotel. They appear to take genuine satisfaction from the high level of personal service they provide. It is no surprise then that guests feel so special here and why it is beloved by the many who return.

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In the evening drinks and canapes are served in the bar before you choose where to dine for the evening. The traditional Dining Room, with its magnificent sea views on three sides, offers a formal five course Table d’Hote menu, which changes every evening. Many guests appreciate the classic silver service and The Nare’s renowned horsd’oeuvres trolley, flambés and homemade puddings. Local Portloe lobster is on the menu every night alongside an abundance of the freshest seafood and the finest local produce. The classic yachting decor of The Quarterdeck Restaurant offers a more informal atmosphere. It is a great place to linger and enjoy good food, good company and of course, stunning sea views. The views across the bay are even more spectacular from the outside terrace, which affords a delightfully sheltered sun trap, especially for breakfast in the summer. The hotel has endless ways to relax during your stay. There is an outdoor and indoor pool, and an outdoor hot tub, all of which are comfortably heated and have delightful views across Gerrans Bay. In a quiet corner of the hotel the spa offers a full menu of relaxing therapies and beauty treatments and there is even a guest library.

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Best of all are invigorating walks on the beach and along the undulating coastal footpath that starts at the bottom of the garden – both are perfect for dogs who are welcome at The Nare. For those who yearn for a little more adventure the hotel has plenty more to offer. Alice Rose is the hotel’s 38ft motor launch for exploring the beautiful Fal and Helford rivers, and Gertie is its Morgan sports car for driving the county’s most scenic routes. Cornwall is packed with natural beauty and historic sites which are made even easier to access with the hotel’s private chauffeur service. There are many beautiful Cornish gardens within a 10 mile radius including The Lost Gardens of Heligan, the national magnolia collection at Caerhays Castle, Tregothnan, the largest private botanical garden in Britain, and the world famous Eden Project. The Nare was presented yet again with a coveted César award for ‘Best Seaside Hotel of the Year’ for 2019 by the Good Hotel Guide. www.narehotel.co.uk


Harlyn Bay, Padstow

• Stunning contemporary coastal home overlooking Harlyn Bay • Exceptional specification throughout • Spectacular open plan living area • Full width floor to ceiling glazed wall with sea views • Master suite with balcony and amazing views • Guest bedroom suite • 2 ground floor bedrooms (1 en suite) • Ground floor shower room • Large utility room • Underfloor heating • Front and rear sun terraces • Parking for several vehicles • EPC D

GUIDE PRICE £1,450,000

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Roseland Peninsula, South Cornwall Coast

• Exceptionally handsome detached former farmhouse • About 1 mile from Pendower Beach • Large sitting room • Stunning farmhouse kitchen • Spacious drawing room and dining room • 5 generous bedrooms • 3 first floor bathrooms • Boot room and utility • Circa 3.25 acres of gardens and paddock • EPC D

GUIDE PRICE £1,300,000

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Aspirational Living – Conveyancing

Conveyancing in Cornwall Land

Cornwall is one of the most un-spoilt counties with large swathes of rural land. If you have fallen for a house with

acreage you will need to consider factors such as access,

boundaries and services; especially if the property is being

split from a larger farm or estate. Our conveyancers are

experienced in this area and work closely with our Real

Estate team where we have an enormous amount of

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specialist expertise in agriculture as well as planning and commercial aspects.

ith its breathtaking beaches, beautiful countryside and relaxed vibe, Cornwall has so much to offer out-

of-county purchasers. But if you are considering buying a

home in Cornwall, there may be some aspects that your

conveyancer does not have a great deal of experience in.

With its roots firmly in Cornwall and Devon, Stephens

Scown’s Residential Property team takes you through some of the factors that can arise.

Mining

If you find your dream property in Cornwall, your conveyancer

Cornish units

Cornish units are a type of property found across Devon and

Cornwall, characterised by a distinctive mansard roof. When

first built after the Second World War, the exterior

walls were cast from concrete, with steel inside for

reinforcement. This steel has more latterly shown signs of

deterioration, meaning that Cornish unit houses in their

original condition are not suitable for a mortgage from a

normal high street lender. However, specialist contractors

can resolve this by carrying out repairs. Once these have been completed satisfactorily, the property becomes

should always recommend ordering a tin mining search and

suitable for a mortgage.

mining search is a desktop study to decide if a property is

A guiding hand

solicitor will be able to choose a suitable search provider for

a home in Cornwall need to navigate, you can buy confidently

possibly a clay or other specialist mining search too. A

free from potential mining issues. An experienced local

Cornwall and manage any further action required. This may

involve a Visual Mining Inspection by a specialist, who visits the property, typically paid for by the seller, to establish

whether the property is suitable for mortgage purposes.

You may also find that the mining rights beneath a property

are owned by a mining company. This might seem alarming,

but it is quite common in Cornwall and not normally a concern.

Waterside property and mooring rights

Although there are various factors that people looking to buy as long as you have a well-chosen team of property

professionals in your corner. Our experienced, friendly

residential conveyancing team is here to speak to you if you

would like to discuss any of the above in relation to your proposed purchase.

You can contact us on 01726 74433, by email

property.staustell@stephens-scown.co.uk or visit www.

stephens-scown.co.uk to find out more about us.

If you are lucky enough to be buying a property on the

waterside or with mooring rights, you will want to use a conveyancer who is familiar with this type of property. Our

Real Estate team has solicitors who specialise in this kind of work and will be able to advise.

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Aspirational Living – Grand Designs

Interiors by Julian Foye Julian Foye is a Cornish institution and has been

supplying furniture to the county since 1862 when it started as a humble shop in Fowey.

Since then Julian Foye has grown to become one

of Cornwall’s best known retailers, with four

splendid showrooms, which attract customers

Why choose Julian Foye interiors? Unlike many

other interior designers, at Julian Foye you can

see a huge range of furniture, soft furnishing

and carpet options in their showroom, making

it easier to visualise and pick what you want.

With Sarah’s expert help in guiding you and

helping you make decisions where you need it,

from all over the south west of England. Julian

she can then fully manage your project, plan

service at it’s very heart but they also stock the

or simply guide you through the process offering

Foye is not only a family business with customer

best range of brand name furniture in the county, including top names like ercol, Stressless,

G-Plan and Hypnos to name a few.

Julian Foye is a one-stop shop for your interiors

where you can fit out your home from top to

bottom with every type of furniture you require,

soft furnishings, curtains and carpets. On top of

this you can also enjoy their free design service

with their own in-house specialist Sarah who

has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and

colour schemes, oversee deliveries and fitting

assistance with room plans and inspiration.

With access to possibly the most extensive

range of furnishings in the south west you can

be sure from sofas to blinds and everything in

between you’ll be getting a quality finish and superior service from a family run business.

• Friendly helpful advice

• Holiday home upgrades and makeovers

• Room plans and interior design

oversees all of their design packages.

• Colour and design

Whether you choose to meet Sarah on location

For further information, please contact Sarah

in your property (anywhere in Cornwall and West

Devon) or visit her in one of their many stores

and impressive showrooms, Sarah will put you

at ease, talk through your aspirations and

requirements and expertly translate your ideas

Roberts on 0793 8645 781 or via email: interiors@julianfoye.co.uk. Or do not hestitate

to visit www.julianfoye.co.uk to find your

nearest showroom.

into a bespoke design, complimenting your

property in a stylish and sympathetic way,

whatever your budget.

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Fowey Waterfront

• Impressive waterfront house • Fabulous panoramic views over the river • Spacious and stylish contemporary interiors • South easterly facing • Kitchen dining room opening to deck • Generous sitting room with bay window • 3 further bedrooms and study • Frape mooring and slipway • Exceptionally large entertaining deck • EPC E

OFFERS OVER £1,000,000

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Aspirational Living – Architect

Grand Cornwall Designs

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he Architects Design Group (ADG) have been providing architectural services from offices in Plymouth since 1985, and during that time we have designed and delivered a huge number of projects. We often find that our larger ‘commercial’ projects are the ones that people remember, but our work has also covered many residential projects.

These two skill sets may seem quite disparate, but the contemporary home project has, in recent years, come to resemble a scaled-down commercial project. It is that commercial first-hand experience in coordinating more complex glazing systems, servicing and structure that allows us to provide our clients with a high-quality service. The advent of home improvement TV shows, coupled with the huge array of products available online, has created a steady upturn in self-building and renovating, and some of our clients have very clear intentions to move beyond the norm. Double height curtain wall glazing, highly insulated construction, mechanical ventilation and renewable energy systems are just some examples of the technologies that have become commonplace in residential projects.

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Taken on their own these elements can be relatively easy to integrate, but a thorough understanding of how they interact and are coordinated is needed in order to bring them all together into a home that functions correctly, is aesthetically pleasing and fits the all-important budget. This is where a team approach, utilising the skills of other consultants, really pays off, and will ultimately benefit the project budget and ensuring the smooth-running of the construction stage. It seems counter-intuitive that a very ‘modern’, simple space is often the hardest to design, but in practice it is often true. Integrating servicing, joinery and finishes into a very minimalist design relies on the junctions being very carefully considered, and it is often here that the designer’s skills shine through, albeit only if you know where to look. The other piece of the puzzle is, of course, the quality of the workmanship applied. And so, for a project to really succeed, the whole team must understand and ‘signup to’ the design and the aspiration behind it. This is where a good Architect will help to build the right team and orchestrate the process in such a way that everyone ultimately benefits.


Summercourt, Near Newquay

• Fine Georgian Grade II Listed country house • Recently renovated to an exceptional standard throughout • 4 reception rooms • Large family kitchen • Master bedroom en suite • Guest bedroom en suite • 2 further bedrooms and family bathroom • 2 bedroom holiday letting barn • Further barn with 2 en suite bedrooms • Circa 10 acres of parkland gardens • Lake and arboretum

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Our clients say it best…..

"After having met four other local agents, I immediately felt that Rohrs & Rowe related to both my property and myself very well. Once we gave them the go ahead they lost no time in creating one of their gorgeous videos, a brochure and introducing potential buyers. Our property sold very quickly and their experience proved invaluable when it came to price negotiation and sealing the final deal." Elvan Constantine, Nr Falmouth

"Both Martyn and Matthew were very attentive to our needs and recognised the special qualities of our house and how best to capture them to their utmost potential, which resulted in such a quick sale. We have been extremely pleased with the professional way in which Rohrs & Rowe marketed The Old Rectory and would recommend them highly to other potential sellers." The Old Rectory, Trevalga, Nr Boscastle

"Many thanks for all your attention to detail, diligence and involvement it’s paid off. Martyn and Matthew really are head and shoulders above their competition!" Lower Polgrain Withiel Valley, Nr Wadebridge

“...it was very clear from the outset that Rohrs & Rowe were the right agent to market our house. Their modern approach to marketing is excellent and the fabulous photography showcased our house at the very best. After only a week on the market we had three viewings and three excellent offers, culminating in the house selling for above the guide price." Higher Trevorgus Nr Padstow

“We discussed how they could approach marketing my property in a rather different way, this involved showing off my property’s amazing location at its very best in a much more visually exciting format. The agents were then able to attract three buyers and the house then sold very quickly for an excellent price after competitive bidding.” Clay Point, Flushing, Falmouth

“Martyn and Matthew took personal charge of marketing my gorgeous Georgian farmhouse, presenting it in a beautiful and appealing way. Their valuation and advice was good and they very quickly found two buyers for me. The negotiations were handled expertly and I achieved a higher-thanasking sale price.” Benallack Farm, Grampound, Nr Truro.

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