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Aspirational Living Rohrs & Rowe Summer Collection

Dining with a Difference

Unusual places around the county where you can dine or drink

5 Awesome Ways to Discover the Best of Newquay’s Coastline There’s always something exciting to do in Newquay

The Camel Estuary & The Roseland Peninsula We take a look at these fabulous areas of Cornwall


We are proud to present the fourth edition of Aspirational Living; our lifestyle magazine that aims to highlight some of what is so special, often unique and hopefully enjoyable about living or spending time here in Cornwall. In this issue we share with you some of our favourite pop up foodie destinations, in ‘dining with a difference’. We feel certain that you will love tracking down and discovering for yourselves the amazing culinary delights and locations they each have to offer. We also meet the brothers behind one of our best-loved destinations, The Gurnards Head, near Zennor and give you the opportunity to find out more about this award-winning establishment. New for this issue, we speak to the owners of the highly acclaimed (and one of our favourites) Tregony Gallery on the Roseland Peninsula, who tell us about relocating to Cornwall to follow their dream, as well as the Cornish art scene; an introduction to what we hope will become a regular feature. For the cycling fans, we introduce our exciting partnership with Saint Piran, Cornwall’s highly successful professional cycling team who are destined for great things. We also catch up with the multi award-winning Newquay Activity Centre, who share with us five awesome ways to enjoy the wonderful Newquay coastline. We’ve included a couple of area guides in this edition, The Roseland Peninsula and the Camel Estuary where we have seen a huge amount of interest and sales success in these two parts of Cornwall so far in 2019. We thought we would give you a little of our insider information as to why they are so loved. As well of all of this, we have plenty of other great editorial from some fabulous and inspiring people and businesses here in Cornwall, along with a handful of the excellent properties we have for sale too. We really hope you enjoy this edition of the magazine and it perhaps helps you discover and enjoy your own ‘Aspirational Living’ Cornwall.

Martyn Rohrs & Matthew Rowe

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14 Dining with a Difference

We take a look at some unusual places around the county you can dine or drink.

26 The Camel Estuary & Seven Bays

What makes this fabulous part of Cornwall such a great place to live and spend time in?

34 Tour De Force

We are delighted to introduce and explain a bit more about our partnership with Saint Piran, Cornwall’s first elite cycling team.

38 The Gurnard’s Head

We visit and meet the charismatic owners of the award-winning Gurnard’s Head.

44 5 Awesome Ways to Discover the Best of Newquay’s Coastline

With seven golden sandy beaches, miles of beautiful coastline and a vibrant town, there’s always something to do in Newquay.

48 Roseland Life

We look at what makes this amazing part of the county so popular with buyers.

54 Tregony Gallery

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Aspirational Living – Rohrs & Rowe

Rohrs & Rowe After just over two years in business, it is hard to believe that we now find ourselves publishing the 4th edition of Aspirational Living, and we are delighted to say that both the magazine and our business continue to go from strength to strength.

Since the release of the winter edition of the magazine, at the very end of last year, we have agreed the sales of, or sold, circa £26 million pounds of property! Quite extraordinary if you are to believe all that you read and hear in the press. It’s fair to say we have seen little ill effect in our beautiful and unique corner of the world, as the demand for high quality property in the middle to upper end of the market remains strong, with many extremely motivated buyers still looking for the right property.

Areas that have seen particular success this year are Padstow and the Seven Bays, where we have experienced a 100% sales rate so far. If you want to find out more about why this is such a popular place to live and buy, you can read our guide to the area on page 26. Another area where we have seen great success and demand is the Roseland Peninsula, where houses have sold across the market, some of which had been for sale for a considerable amount of time with other agents, before receiving the Rohrs & Rowe touch and selling quickly thereafter. More proof that our marketing style and business model really does achieve results. You can read more about the Roseland on page 48.

Our marketing style and marketing campaigns have been a major part of our sales successes and we continue to strive to remain the market leaders for innovation and marketing. For the right property, our use of drone technology makes a vast difference and we have shared some insights about this on page 68. We also have some very exciting new marketing developments planned for the remainder of 2019, that will further improve presentation and expand our coverage. We are always analysing where our buyers originate from and creating new strategies to get our clients properties in front of them. As well as this magazine and a whole range of Cornwall focused lifestyle magazines, for some time we have been extensively targeting our properties in to the affluent Bath, Clifton & Bristol area, via a high quality publication that is distributed at selected points throughout the year to high end businesses, as well as the premium AB1 postcodes of the area. As a new addition to our marketing, we will now also be directly marketing in to the Cotswolds and Cheltenham area too via a brand new magazine that will work in the same way. As always, we would be delighted to speak with anyone who feels our unique marketing style, brand and most importantly experience could help, even if your property is already for sale. Our results continue to give us a great deal of confidence that the Rohrs & Rowe approach really does work, in grabbing the attention of the best buyers in the market. You can see what some of our satisfied customers have had to say about us on page 82 or on the Testimonials page of our website.

With over 50 years of combined agency experience within the company, and an award winning 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.

If you are looking to successfully sell your property, please do contact us, we would be delighted to hear from you. Matthew & Martyn

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Aspirational Living – Property

St Clement, Nr 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 one 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 – Pop up restaurants

Dining with a difference Cornwall is as famous for its food as it is for its coastline. Whilst many celebrity chefs now call this home, or at very least have opened a restaurant here, we have a huge amount of local talent and copious

amount of choice when it comes to eating out.

In this edition of Aspirational Living we wanted to take a look at some of the more unusual places you can have something to eat and drink around the county and handpicked a few our favourites. So why not have some fun discovering some of the unsung heroes of the Cornwall foodie scene, enjoy!

Kern of Kernow:

A set of cake loving twins and a van called Beyoncé. Kern is both short for ‘Kernow’ the Cornish name for Cornwall and

a German word meaning nucleus, the centre of something, the core. The twins behind Kern were born in Germany and although haven’t

lived there since they were 10, they still love the country and doff

their caps to pretty much everything the clever Germans come up with, especially their sweet treats.

The twins wanted their German roots to be represented in their

foodie venture, and so not only is the name a nod to this but the

treats on offer are German bakery inspired, the delicious German

bundt cake. “We believe in good home made cake, good coffee and great tea. The fact we can fuse our love of Cornwall, cake and

coffee inside a 70s van makes us very happy and we hope we can brighten your day and taste buds too.” said Kris.

Whether you’ve cycled your bike along the Camel Trail, you’re

warming up after a wintery surf, or taking your dog for a walk, Kern

of Kernow is the perfect spot to stop, soak up your surroundings and enjoy a slice of Kern heaven.

Their location changes throughout the year, so to get the most up

to date info of where to find them, follow them on Instagram @kernofkernow or visit their website www.kernofkernow.co.uk

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Aspirational Living – Pop up restaurants

The Hungry Horsebox Co. Gwithian Beach, Cornwall:

A company committed to the environment, their community and

visitors to Cornwall, who love this beautiful, creative county as much as we do.

Ben and Kelly, both hospitality lovers, are hugely passionate about

the experiences gained through food and how it can help bring

people together, they combined their experience and passion, to

create the extremely popular, Hungry Horsebox Co. Located on the

beach at Gwithian (they really do have the best view!) they’re open

from Easter until September and all the school holidays around the year.

As well as barista coffee, teas, soft drinks, milk shakes, fruit juices

and waters they have a large selection of cakes, tray bakes and

sweet treats (all home made). They have a small menu which

changes daily, serving things like chilli’s, curries, tagines and beach

picnics, with hummus, mackerel pates, salads and freshly baked breads. Their sunset beach cookouts are not to be missed and sell










Off Road Coffee - Smooth Coffee for any terrain!

Off Road Coffee is a catering business run from a beautifully

restored Landrover, their passionate and skilled baristas make

smooth coffee for any terrain. Owners, Alex and Bethany Wade established Off Road Coffee through ambition, dedication and a

clear vision; they don’t claim to be reinventing the wheel, but do

believe that their attention to detail and eye for perfection makes

their coffee business stand out from the rest.

Off Road Coffee has now been running for just under a year. In that

time, they have occupied a pitch at the very picturesque spot, Grogley Halt, which is half way between Bodmin and Wadebridge on

the Camel Trail, as well as trading at local Cornish festivals and

events including Tunes in the Dunes, Rock Oyster Festival and Wadebridge Food Festival.

Looking after the environment and the world that we live in is at the forefront of Off Road Coffee, particularly with living on the

doorstep of such a beautiful coastal location. All of their cups are

100% compostable and they also offer money off to customers who

bring their own reusable cups. Even their Iced Coffee ‘plastic’

looking cups and straws used for cold drinks are in fact made from

starch and break down within 12 weeks. Off Road Coffee are also very proud to be green and eco-friendly by incorporating Solar panels

to charge the battery meaning that they don’t require the use of a

generator. www.offroadcoffee.co.uk

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Aspirational Living – Pop up restaurants Woodfired Canteen

Woodfired Canteen was founded by Ben & Sam Quinn, born out of Ben’s

experience in the hospitality industry and Sam’s career in the voluntary sector.

Ben always knew there was more to the kitchen than just another

plate of food and Sam brought the know how required to enable their business to become more purpose led. What they created is a

business that has more at its heart than feeding for the sake of it!



lifetime memories.







Woodfired Canteen is all about good people, and good food; cooking

over live fire in front of their guests, feeding huge numbers of people

on long tables, serving to the centre of these tables – enabling those

around the table to share in the experience of breaking bread.

Woodfired Canteen deliver so much more than flavourful plates of food!

The team have supported some of the best chefs in the live fire world and continue to cook all over the South West and beyond, for

communities and people with the most important stories to tell. With a Summer of festivals and long tables in fields, on beaches










www.instagram.com/woodfiredcanteen and if you have a story to tell get in touch and let the team lay a table for you!

The Thirstea Company

Started back in 2013 by two Guildford School of Acting trained theatre

technicians, who were feeling disenchanted with their chosen career

paths; they decided to give it all up, move to Cornwall and open a café.

Within a few short months of making that decision, they had a name, a kitchen, and most importantly the star of the show, their van, Earl.

Having fallen in love with the inimitable Citroen H Van, a rollercoaster

journey followed and they served their first cup of tea in early May

2014 and have been going strong ever since. Pitched at the National

Trust's Porth Farm on the Roseland Peninsula, the van is perfectly

sited on the circular walk around St Anthony's Head, and also just a few yards up the path from the beautiful Towan Beach. With plenty of

car parking, onsite toilets, and dog friendly all year round, Towan beach is a wonderful day out for all the family.

You can find loads of local goodies onboard Earl, from warm Cornish

pasties made just a few miles up the road, to homemade cakes and bakes which change everyday. They’ve also got fresh scones with

Rodda's Clotted Cream and locally made strawberry jam and tubs of

ice creams, all of this available for takeaway to enjoy on the beach nearby. www.thethirsteacompany.co.uk

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Falmouth Harbour, South Cornwall

• Exceptional waterfront apartment • Amazing 180 degree views of Falmouth Harbour • First floor position • Full wraparound balcony • Floor to ceiling windows and doors • 36’ living room with fireplace • Kitchen • Master bedroom en suite • 2 further guest bedrooms (1 en suite) • Family bathroom • Utility room • Garage and allocated parking space • To be sold on the open market for the first time since construction • EPC C

GUIDE PRICE £1,195,000

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Aspirational Living – Interiors

In Conversation with Camellia Interiors

Commercial Show Home, St Ives - interior design, furnish, home staging, project management


e talk to Elaine Skinner, design director and founder of luxury interior design practice, Camellia Interiors about what makes them different, what it takes to stand out in the Cornwall luxury holiday let market and how to achieve maximum return on investment on your holiday property. Why would a client select you to help with their second home?

Firstly, the return on investment they know I can achieve for their revenue and secondly the relationship they can build with me. Mostly when clients come to us, one half of the couple is looking after the expenditure and the other the design, these two elements can often conflict and I understand how to merge them so everyone is happy. My focus is always on the client’s investment costs and what can be done to a property to maximise revenue; but I’m not frightened to say to a client where they absolutely cannot cut corners.

Secondly the relationship, I personally do all the design and work direct with my clients until design is signed off, there isn’t a team of graduates working with you offering you just one look, usually a ‘Scandi sheepskin throw and bamboo furniture roll out’; each project in the designers repertoire looking the same. I would always advise a client to look at a designers case studies, you want to see a variety of work and styles as opposed to an Instagram looking feed of the same thing over and over. You are not getting a personalised design for you with this style of interior design, you are getting a branded design that is

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rolled out for each and every client. You can’t expect to stand out from the crowd and command the best return if you look the same as everyone else.

What sort of work do you do?

For private clients we often start with just giving a holiday home the finishing touches they need to get the home ready for rental, or we might do a compete package of flooring, curtains, blinds and furniture; all depending on budgets and requirements. We’ll often be asked to then accessorise the house ready for it to be let with a holiday letting company whilst the owner retains a number of weeks a year. Lastly we work with clients to create their own dream second home that is purely for their personal use.

We also work very closely with architects, property developers and holiday let companies staging show homes and styling properties to add value, salability and desirability; sometimes a whole house, sometimes just a few key rooms. I totally understand what it takes to stand out in this crowded market and pride myself on achieving maximum return on investment for all our clients, whatever their goals. On average our methodology increases holiday home revenue by at least 25%, which is pretty impressive considering how saturated Cornwall is with options. We also help estate agents advise potential buyers on suitable investment properties, how to maximise a property’s potential and add value, plus working with

Below: Bluewater, Holiday home with Cornish Horizons, St Ives -

renovation, interior design, installation

What do your clients appreciate most?

I have 30 years experience in the industry and my commitment to keeping the practice small means all clients get to work with me personally. This close interaction with clients enables me to deliver a highly individual and tailored service and one that sees many returning time and time again for the personal and professional service they know they will receive. Clients really appreciate having one point of contact all the way through and knowing I’m overseeing everything on their behalf, they know their project is in safe, professional and experienced hands.

I take the time to fully understand our clients, the property and their objectives, and creatively design to meet their individual needs. Our clients always have peace of mind and full transparency of our process and know that it will be completed on time and on budget. I thoroughly research each project to completely recognise the plans, architecture and wishes of each client we work with and because we are BIID registered Interior Designers, it means we can often suggest work that a client would not have thought of, or perhaps thought only an architect could do, including complete reconfigurations of a property to maximise use of space and earning potential.

clients who are struggling to sell, we’ve had a lot of success in this area and it’s fantastic being able to help people in this way.

If you’d like to speak to Elaine about your project or to discuss ideas for potential work contact her at: www.camelliainteriors.co.uk

What advice would you give someone trying to enter the luxury holiday let market, or someone who wanted to up their game?

If you want to enter into the luxury holiday let industry and command the best price for your property, then you need to speak to a designer that understands this field. Luxury holiday letting is competitive; you want to make sure your interiors not only look great but that the space works well for the job intended. Interiors should be hard-wearing and not date when the latest trends change. Sometimes investing slightly more in the beginning can make a huge difference to your return on investment long term and a good designer will be able to explain this to you and advise accordingly. We don’t tend to follow trends, our designs are timeless and classic, to make sure they last; not just the heavy footfall and everyday wear and tear but outlive any trends that may come and go. We totally understand just what it takes to set the tone for today’s discerning customers and deliver ultimate return on investment for our clients, it’s why they keep coming back.

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Nr Port Navas, South Cornwall

• South facing Grade II* Listed residence • Striking entrance courtyard • 29’ kitchen/breakfast 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 • Family bathroom • Boot room • Utility room • Potential self contained annexe • Separate double garage and store • 3.6 acres • Beautiful gardens, grounds and paddock

GUIDE PRICE £1,495,000

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The perfect waterside setting for your holiday home Steeped in history and nestling on the banks of the River Thames, near Marlow, Buckinghamshire, the grounds and parkland of this beautiful Estate offer a perfect blend of leisure and tranquility. With the greatest of care and affection, this 160 acre Estate has been sympathetically developed and can be found on a picturesque stretch of the Thames between Temple and Hurley Lock. Within the secluded countryside, lies the award-winning marina, Thames-side moorings, luxury holiday homes, residential properties and a challenging 18-hole golf course which plays through the historic parkland. Parts of which are attributed to the 18th century landscape designer Capability Brown and have been designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Discover the delights of this private historic country Estate, with our stunning contemporary holiday homes within the delightful setting of Chargers Paddock. These beautiful lodges come fully furnished and offer 1,100 sq. ft of stylish accommodation. Large open plan triple aspect dining/kitchen/sitting area with bi-fold windows and full width bi-fold doors leading out to a spacious glass and chrome veranda with glorious views across to the River Thames. These are just a few of the stunning features in these impressive lodges. Ownership of a property here at Harleyford doesn’t simply mean enjoying one of the most extraordinary and beautiful waterside

Tel. 01628 475976 www.harleyford.co.uk Harleyford Estate, Henley Road, Marlow


Buckinghamshire SL7 2DX

locations to be found in the country, add an 18-hole championship golf course, a dedicated ‘events lawn’, the extended marina now with 390 moorings and you have a truly unique holiday destination.

For more information about these exceptional lodges or to arrange an appointment to view please contact Harleyford Sales Office on: 01628 475976 or email: info@harleyford.co.uk. Please note, viewing strictly by appointment only.






A stunning fully furnished luxury holiday lodge Glorious views across to the River Thames Private historic country Estate with Marina and Golf Club


Aspirational Living – Food

Above: Stand Up Paddleboarding around the Seven Bays Right: The Camel Estuary

Aspirational Living – Discover The Camel Estuary & Seven Bays

The Camel Estuary & Seven Bays

As we have seen such huge demand in this area in the first half of the year, we thought we would take a look at what makes this fabulous part of Cornwall such a popular location for buyers.

“We have seen particular success on the south side of the estuary

at the start of this year and have sold every property that we have

listed in the area. We have even had good offers on some off

market properties too. Many cash buyers looking in the

Camel Estuary area for property priced between £500,000 to £4M!

The supply of good property to the market is generally low this

year and so we are needing more property to supply the demand!” Martyn Rohrs

So what makes the area so popular? There is easy access to

Newquay Airport from this part of the county, which is a very big

draw, especially with the new daily Heathrow flights being added

and the better links via the improved A30 now giving easier and

faster road access, but of course, it goes deeper than that.

that draw people from across the country, using some of

Cornwall’s finest local and home-grown produce. The area is also

abuzz with many other well regarded and up and coming

restaurants and eateries, meaning the availability and general

standard across the board is very high indeed.

But it is the superb coastal lifestyle on offer here that really tips

the scales in the Camel Estuary’s favour. There are so many

activities for both kids and adults alike to get stuck into, from surfing or just spending leisurely days on any one of the many glorious beaches. Sailing, boating and waterskiing can be enjoyed

on the estuary itself, as well as SUP, kite surfing and coasteering.

The beaches on both sides are among the best in the country,

with the renowned Seven Bays stretching from Trevone to

Padstow and the wider Camel Estuary area has become the foodie

Porthcothan on the Padstow side, Tregirls and Daymer on opposite

Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw each having multiple restaurants

to the north. Each is as beautiful as the last but offer something

capital of Cornwall, with celebrity chefs such as Rick Stein, Paul

sides of the mouth of the estuary and then Polzeath just a little

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Trevose Head

different; between them you’ll find long stretches of golden sand and

crystal clear waters. Aside from these beautiful beaches, if you like

to lace up your boots and head out on foot, you’ll find that the area

has some outstanding coastal walks to offer, with dizzying views

over the Atlantic and estuary from the South West Coast Path and the tang of salt in the air that promises to work up a hearty appetite

– no bad thing given the prestige of food on offer here!

For those who enjoy a round of golf, again, the area is very well

served. Trevose Golf & Country Club offers three courses of

outstanding coastal links. These include The Championship Course,

which is ranked and voted as one of the top links courses in the

British Isles. On the Rock side, you’ll find St Enodoc Golf Club, which

has been voted in the top 20 golf courses in the UK and provides

beautiful, undulating links with mesmerising views out across the Camel Estuary. There really is no better way to enjoy a leisurely 18

holes (or 19, if you decide to make an afternoon of it!).

Whatever it is you need to know, we bring a wealth of local knowledge

to the table, having successfully sold many of the best houses in the

area. Matthew finishes: “We know all of the benefits and lifestyle

this area has to offer and, with our unique, bespoke marketing tools,

we show each of these and our clients properties off to their full potential, adding saleability and, often, extra value.”

So, if you are considering a move to Cornwall or have a property in

the Camel Estuary area that you would like to sell, Rohrs & Rowe are perfectly equipped to help. Please do give us a call to discuss.

Above: Treyarnon Bay

Below: Padstow to Rock ferry

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Carbis Bay, West Cornwall

• Outstanding front row position • Panoramic sea and beach views • Reverse level accommodation • Superb triple aspect sitting room • Luxurious master bedroom suite • Guest bedroom suite • 3 further ground floor bedrooms • Ground floor family bathroom • Spacious kitchen/dining room with Aga • Utility room • Store room • Detached garage • Ample parking • Terraced gardens • Huge potential • Recently lapsed planning permission for large extension • EPC D

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St Mabyn, Nr Wadebridge

• Stunning barn conversion • Surrounded by open countryside • Sought after village • Gorgeous views & aspects • 4 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • 25’ sitting room • Kitchen dining room • 25’ first floor reception room • Double garage • Delightful gardens • EPC D

GUIDE PRICE £795,000

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Aspirational Living – Cycling

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Aspirational Living – Cycling


Tour De Force

e are delighted to announce our partnership with Saint Piran, Cornwall’s first elite cycling








collaboration, the cyclists and how things are progressing for Cornwall’s first and only cycling team.

The Rohrs & Rowe and Saint Piran’s alliance was born out of a shared passion for cycling, and from Matthew

and Ricci having known each other for a number of

years. Cycling has been a big part of both their lives, Ricci on a professional level and Matthew purely for enjoyment. Matthew tells us: “A number of years ago I

was fortunate enough to meet and get to know Ricci, who has been a major part of the Cornish cycling scene for decades. I’ve always loved cycling and from a young

championships, against teams like Sky, Wiggins and

Bike Channel.”

The team were invited to ride the highly televised Ovo

Energy Tour Series, a series of seven city centre races

which finished on Saturday 25th May. After two weeks

of competition, all the races received extensive TV coverage, in the UK and in 100 countries worldwide.

The eleven man Saint Piran team came in fifth place

overall, with lead rider, team manager Steve Lampier

crowned points champion in the intermediate sprint competitions within each race.

The highlight of the race series for Saint Piran was

age it has enabled me to see so much of our beautiful

undoubtedly in the Durham round, with the Cornish

keenly followed the progress of Saint Piran since their

of 49 riders.

county, whilst keeping fit at the same time! I have launch four years ago and last year, I approached Ricci

outfit taking four of the top nine places out of a field

about how Rohrs & Rowe may be able to help the team.

Simply winning a spot in the Ovo Series is testament

We have the obvious mutual passion for cycling but we

than four years ago. With five of the seven available

We are now delighted to be working with them in 2019. also share the same ethos; promoting what a fantastic place Cornwall is to live and the healthy lifestyle it

enables. We feel that the unique and excellent work that Saint Piran are doing perfectly reflects these

benefits and we’re now very proud to be partnered with the team, helping them to achieve their goals and to attract further sponsors.”

The Saint Piran team was formed four years ago by

Ricci and former Team Sky rider, Jonathan TiernanLocke, to realise their shared vision of a Cornwall-based

team that could compete on a national level.

Ricci explains: “It has come about by true Cornish

spirit! We asked ourselves why we couldn’t form a team

to how far the team has come since its foundation, less slots taken by UCI Continental teams (the third tear of

global cycling), Saint Piran was one of two chosen from

the remaining 14 eligible teams in the Elite (fourth tier)

category. Not only did the Cornish outfit beat the other

Elite category team, it also came in ahead of one of the Continental teams.

Ricci said: “We came to make an impression and to

showcase Saint Piran. We not only came away as

winners on the road but also having made many friends

in the peloton. We’ve been building this for years and are now at a point where we can push on with our

ambitions. Above all, we’re developing Cornish talent. What’s next for us? Watch this space!”

to compete at the highest level despite geography, a

As the ITV4 commentator said at the end of that final

sponsors, and we have managed to successfully

from Cornwall.”

lack of rider numbers and less potential national achieve it! We are proud of our location and heritage,

so we wanted to use a team to help promote Cornwall.

It also provides young local people the opportunity to

race at Brooklands: “A dream tour series for the team www.saintpiranprocycling.com

become professional riders and race at the national

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Polurrian Cove, South Cornwall

• Beautifully renovated Grade II Listed cottage • Spacious and well appointed kitchen • Charming dining area with inglenook fireplace • Dual aspect sitting room with woodburner • Luxurious master suite with separate staircase • 2 stunning guest bedrooms • Utility room • Large courtyard • Oak framed three bay garage • Studio apartment over garage • Heated swimming pool • Pool changing room and shower • Garden room with bi fold doors to lawn • Coastal views to the sea • Electric gates and security system

GUIDE PRICE £1,100,000

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The Gurnard's Head

Meet the brothers behind EATDRINKSLEEP and take a look around their award-winning establishment The seven bedroom Gurnard’s Head is owned by brothers Charles

looking out to the Atlantic is perfect for larger groups of a dozen

and Edmund Inkin through their company, EATDRINKSLEEP. It sits

or more or for breakfast in summer. Eating at teak tables on

Cornwall coast. Nearby are Zennor, St. Ives, Land’s End and the

does truly make sense, with moorland and Atlantic stretching off

on the edge of moorland overlooking the Atlantic on the West

Minack Theatre but overshadowing even those is the awe-

inspiring country that surrounds The Gurnard’s Head with the

South West Coastal Path just a five minute walk from the back

door. Hosted by Charles Inkin The Gurnard’s Head is a dining pub

that adheres to the brothers’ uncompromising belief in "the simple

things in life done well".

Brought up in Wales in a family for whom good food, hospitality

and a sense of style were a way of life, they moved to London and

travelled around the world. After applying their view on life to The

Felin Fach Griffin in the Brecon Beacons, they took on the

the lawns outside can be one of those moments when life

to the horizons. Eat

Max Wilson became Head Chef in June 2015 having been

Head Chef at sister inn The Felin Fach Griffin in Wales for 18

months. Whilst he was at The Griffin it was named Dining Pub of

the Year in the 2015 Good Pub Guide; Hotel of the Year in the 2015

edition of Sawday’s Hotels & Inns guide; and it maintained its Big

Gourmand in the Michelin Guide.

The Inkins take a thoughtful approach to their food sourcing. Fruit

Gurnard’s Head in 2006. At its heart is a love of good ingredients

and greenery are sourced from small growers in the immediate

with Vi-Spring beds, Bramley toiletries, which are all natural with

water often provide fish. Local suppliers provide much of the other

and a commitment to sustainable sourcing, comfortable rooms

no harmful ingredients, and a strong belief in the renaissance of true hospitality and an altogether slower pace of life.

The Place

The Gurnard’s Head is a dining pub with seven rooms, with a stone flagged floor, books and back copies of Giles cartoons in the bar

and fires lit through darker parts of the year. Guests eat in a dining

room of deep red and electric blue, hung with paintings by local artists, or in the bar area with dogs at their feet. The baker’s table

area. Private boat owners coming straight from a morning on the

ingredients for the kitchen, including The Cornish Duck, Slight Hill

Farm, Bosavern Farm, and Matthew Stevens.

The Gurnard’s Head has received a number of awards for its

food since the Inkins took it over: Silver Award for Cornwall and

South West Tourism Pub of the Year, Editor’s Choice in the Good

Hotel Guide, 15th place in the Top 30 Best Places to Work in

Hospitality, Gold Award for the Taste of the West, Dining Pub

awards and many more.

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The Gurnard’s Head is at the heart of a thinly spread rural community.

Beer is priced for local trade, not the stream of seasonal visitors; there

are always three hand pulled Cornish ales, currently from any of

Skinners, St Austell or our new favourites, Harbour Brewing, Rebel Brewing and Cornish Crown.

Tasting for The Gurnards’ wine list is a collective effort. The Imbibe Wine Awards made The Gurnard’s Head Wine Pub of the Year in 2011/2012

and in 2014 EATDRINKSLEEP was one of four inaugural entries to their Hall of Fame. Twice shortlisted for the IWC’s Restaurant Wine List

award, it bears comparison with any in the country. As many as 20 wines

are served by the glass and by the carafe, with another 50 sourced from

up to 8 different wine merchants who specialise in different regions. Its real interest is in its use of lesser known grape varieties and regions

providing real value and discovery for guests. The House Champagne is Billecart Salmon.


The Gurnard’s Head bedrooms are decorated gently in lime-based colours

from Ty Mawr, a Welsh producer of low-impact paints. All the rooms have the most comfortable of beds from Vi-Spring, their own bathrooms,

Bramley toiletries, Roberts radios and Egyptian Cotton style linen. The salty Atlantic air and slower pace of life unquestionably assists a more

deep and reinvigorating sleep.

Dogs and children are welcome to stay in The Gurnard’s Head’s

bedrooms, and dog biscuits and water bowls are provided for hungry or

thirsty dogs. High tea is available for children from 5:30pm. Breakfast

features as many locally sourced products as possible, including Cornish

kippers and apple juice from Cornish Orchards. B&B from £130 per night

with Dinner, Bed & Breakfast from £185.

To do

While there is plenty to do in this part of Cornwall, much should revolve

around the outstanding landscape which evokes the very best of the

west of Ireland or Scotland. The Coastal Footpath provides a focus for walking, but even a wander down to the headland is enough to promote

a sense of self-righteousness. Longer walks take one to Zennor or even St. Ives or to quiet, lesser-known beaches that we can recommend.

EATDRINKSLEEP+ is a programme of short breaks based between The

Gurnard’s Head and sister inn The Old Coastguard bringing together

residents with some of the local talents in the area. They include: yoga

weekends; foraging walks and traditional sailing days. The Minack, a

staggering open-air theatre built into the Cornish cliffs no more than

20 minutes away, stages performances between Easter and September. The Gurnard’s can provide packed lunches for walkers, families or

theatre-goers and we can often arrange luggage collections from

previous lodgings.

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Newquay, North Cornwall

• Substantial coastal residence completed in 2016 • Exceptional sea, beach and coastal views • 4 large double bedrooms (3 en suite) • Spacious open plan kitchen living room • Sitting room/games room • Top floor chill out room with large roof terrace and spectacular views • Family bathroom • Utility room • Luxurious specification throughout • Superb level of finish • Low carbon footprint smart home • Parking space with secure gated area • Electric car charging point • Holiday let • Outdoor secure storage • Outside shower • Freehold • EPC A

GUIDE PRICE £750,000

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Aspirational Living – Discover Cornwall

5 Awesome ways to discover the best W

of Newquay’s coastline

ith seven golden sandy beaches, miles of beautiful coastline and a vibrant town centre, there’s always something to do in Newquay. Whether it’s a day out with the family, a relaxing holiday, or a chance to try something new, the North Cornish coast

has something for everybody.

Award winning Newquay Activity Centre provides fun and exhilarating ocean and coastal adventures. With over 20 year’s experience,

they are experts in surfing, bodyboarding, coasteering, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and kayaking. It’s an ideal time to jump onto

any of their ocean activities. Surfing in Newquay

Since the early 60’s, Newquay has been known as a surfing mecca

with one of the best surf breaks in the UK, Fistral Beach. It all

began with a group of Australian surfers, who arrived in town with their fibreglass surfboards. Wowing the locals with their cool

surfing style, they began a trend which changed Newquay forever. Surf shops and board shapers sprang up and by 1966, Rod

Sumpter became Britain’s first professional surfer. Through the

70’s and 80s, local legends emerged including Keith Beddoe, Mike

Etherington and Nigel Semmens who became European Champion

in 1981.

Today, Newquay’s surf scene thrives with the surf population

increasing year on year. With the popularity of the Boardmasters

Festival, visitors are more switched onto surfing than ever. Explore and learn

But it’s not all about surfing. The Cornish coastline comes alive from early spring onwards and less stormy waters provide a

perfect environment for all ages. With an array of activities for all

the family, friends or groups can experience an ocean adventure

that includes: •

Riding waves

Learning tales of smuggling, pirates, eco and heritage

fascinating history through tales of shipwrecks, pirates and

smugglers. Every trip is vastly different, and the large tidal range

on spring tides, change the dynamic of the journey. You’ll paddle

into caves that were previously not accessible, and see marine

life that can only be spotted at low tides.

Explore the open ocean around Towan beach or paddle out to the

Gazzle, a 2km stretch of coastline which is rich in marine wildlife. Home to grey seals and cormorants, it’s also not surprising to see

puffins and dolphins if you’re lucky! Look out for Crustaceans and

anemones which live in the deep rock pools and cliff edge

alongside crabs, lobsters and starfish.

Discovering hidden coves and smugglers caves

Kayak adventures

Traversing cliffs and jumping off into the open sea

landmarks including the iconic island house with a 90ft

Experience the coastal wildlife while learning new skills


It isn’t only about jumping off high cliffs, coasteering allows

participants to explore the incredible wildlife, traverse the craggy

cliffs, find secret caves and learn more about Newquay’s

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On a kayak tour from Towan beach, you’ll pass famous Newquay

suspension bridge which you can paddle under at high tide. You’ll

also see local fishing spot, the Fly Cellars, which was used during

the 19th Century for pilchard fishing, as well as the smuggler’s

cave which was used to store tea, brandy, wine and silk. Further

around the headland you’ll see one of the steepest lifeboat

slipways in Europe. It was also the scene of Newquay’s most

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famous rescue attempts in 1917 to save the stricken, upturned

Osten. The crew braved ferocious conditions and survived for 3 days by hiding in the Tea Caverns cave.

For an added element, try a fishing kayak adventure. Onboard your

kayak, you’ll gently paddle by the quiet spots of the craggy coast. The kayak provides a comfortable base for you to throw your fishing line, relax on the ocean and wait for your catch! A great new

experience to do whilst enjoying the coast and wildlife. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) and Super SUP

The Super SUP is the newest trend to hit the UK – it is perfect for

the whole family or a group of friends and encompasses surf and an

exciting, coastal experience. The Super SUP is a large stand up

paddle board, which a group of six will learn how to launch from the

beach, paddle, balance, kneel and stand up paddle. You’ll practice how to perfect your combined paddle strokes and surf the

waves, together!

For an individual SUP experience, head out into the open seas from

Towan, passing the iconic white Huer’s Hut, or take a gentle cruise

along the Gannel Estuary. Positioned just south of Pentire Headland

where the Gannel meets the sweeping sands of Crantock Beach, it

is tucked away from the buzz of Newquay’s popular beaches. Best

explored at dawn or dusk when the spring tides are at their biggest,

keep your eyes peeled for an array of birdlife. Vitamin Sea

If you’re an early riser, there’s no better place to experience a dawn sunrise than from on board your kayak. The calm waters of

Newquay’s River Gannel brings a serene and tranquil experience and easy kayak tour amongst the wildlife and nature. It’s a great way to

start the day.

Newquay Activity Centre Director Rob Barber says “Newquay really

is a special place - awesome surf conditions, gorgeous beaches and

places to eat after you’re surfed out! We get a buzz out of showing

guests how to get the absolute most out of the Cornish coastline. “Being in the ocean is refreshing and invigorating, come spring,

summer or winter. We see guests returning from their activities with big smiles on their faces and ready to try new adventures. We look forward to seeing you at the beach this season!” newquayactivitycentre.co.uk

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Roseland Peninsula, South Cornwall Roundhouse • Complete upper level of main barn • 3 spacious en suite bedrooms • Hand crafted kitchen • Spacious entrance hallway • Generous dining room • Fabulous sitting room in Roundhouse • Utility room • High quality joinery throughout • Feature arch topped doorways • Broad patio • Lovely mature gardens • Separate owners’ parking area • Shared courtyard gardens for cottages • Separate garage/store with greenhouse • Raised beds for vegetables • EPC C

The Dairy • 1 bedroom self contained holiday accommodation • Lower floor of main barn • EPC D The Carthouse • 1 bedroom self contained holiday accommodation • Lower floor of main barn • EPC D Cockle Cottage Detached 1 bedroom self contained holiday cottage • Open plan kitchen and sitting room • EPC E

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Roseland Life

Above: Caerhays Beach

We look at what makes this fabulous part of the county so popular with those buying in Cornwall. Whether you’re contemplating a scenic retirement by the sea, or

hoping to raise your family to the beat of the ocean, this could

well be the place for you. Perhaps you already live here and are looking for an agency with the right tools for the job and

understanding of this magical area, that can be sure to market your treasured home to its full potential?

Bringing extensive knowledge of the Roseland to every purchase

and sale, we currently have some wonderful properties for sale in

the area and we’re always looking to add to our unique portfolio.

One of our recent clients – the owners of White House in St Ewe said of their dealing with us.

“From our first meeting we knew that Rohrs & Rowe were different. Our property had been for sale for a considerable period

of time when we contacted them. After making the decision to

market our property with them instead of our previous agent, they

swiftly put in place their high quality marketing and they then very

quickly and efficiently sold our property in a difficult market to some excellent buyers. Every aspect of their contact was

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responsive and helpful – I just wish we’d made the decision to approach them much earlier!”

From a lifestyle point of view, the Roseland has endless scope for

activities, whether it’s simply lacing up your boots and exploring

the South West Coast Path, getting out on the water on a boat

trip, hiring a kayak, or spending the day on one of the many

stunning and safe family-friendly beaches, there’s plenty on offer

here to fill your days.

Discerning foodies will find a fabulous array of farm shops selling

a wealth of local produce, including fresh seafood landed locally

in the peninsula’s working fishing villages, which are also worth

a visit. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out,

too, head to the Michelin Starred Driftwood Hotel in Portscatho

and you can enjoy wholesome menus that infuse seasonally

inspired dishes with the finest ingredients. Or, if you’re out and

about exploring the coast, pop into the Hidden Hut, tucked away

along the coast path above Porthcurnick beach, you can pop in and enjoy lunch from the stove, oven or grill, or why not try

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Porthscatho’s latest pop up, a joint venture between Knightor

techniques, we can add considerable saleability to a property, that

locals and visitors alike.

saw us achieve the sale of a property that had been on the market

Vineyard and Craftworks Kitchen, it’s sure to be a huge hit with If you’re an art enthusiast you’ll no doubt already know that

Cornwall is a hub of creative talent, drawing artists from around

the world to capture its dramatic land and seascapes. The

Roseland is a perfect example, with galleries dotted around the peninsula showcasing some of the area’s finest local talent.

potentially adds value. Our recent success at Polsue Farm also

with other agents for many years. It’s all about showing properties to their full potential and the lifestyle they enable.” Matthew continues, “The sale of this property was a great example of what the ‘R&R’ approach can achieve!”

So what is it about the Roseland that makes it so appealing “For

There are very few places that you can compare to the Roseland

most of the people we have looking to buy in this area, it’s the

been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) but it has

need” says Martyn.

Peninsula. It’s not only one of the Duchy’s most unspoilt areas (it’s

a real mix of scenery. From show stopping beaches and breathtaking cliff top walks; to meandering rivers, quiet creeks

and some of the lushest countryside to be found anywhere, there is something to appeal to everyone here.

perfect mix of peace and easy access to all the amenities you

Whilst it manages to retain an air reminiscent of days gone by, the Roseland is just a short drive from Truro, where you’ll find all

the benefits of an excellent high street, including designer brands

and supermarkets such as Waitrose. You can also hop on the daily

We have seen some impressive successes on the Roseland, at

ferry from St Mawes and stroll Falmouth’s cobbled streets,

selling properties that have previously been on the market for long

stop for refreshments. There’s great access out of county too,

Matthew explains, “With our understanding of the area and what

easy access to the A30, that means this part of Cornwall isn’t as

both ends of the property spectrum; we’ve had particular success

periods of time with other agencies.

it has to offer, combined with our bespoke and unique marketing

exploring its independent boutique shops, plus ample places to

with the fantastically easy sleeper train from Truro to London and

remote as it’s demeanour may have you believe.

Below: St Mawes Castle

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St Ives, West Cornwall

• 50 metres from Porthmeor Beach • Designed in beach house style • Excellent sea views • Wonderful open plan living room/kitchen/dining area • Sitting area • Master bedroom en suite • 3 further bedrooms • Family bathroom • Wonderful outside terrace areas • Shower room on entrance level • Surfboard storage • Rear terrace • EPC D

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Tregony Gallery

We speak to Gallery Directors Brian and Judi Green from Tregony Gallery about living and working on The Roseland Peninsula.

Tell us a little bit about your lives/what you were doing/where you were living prior to taking over the gallery?

Brian and I have both been involved in the arts since graduating in Graphic Design. We met in the late 70’s while working as art

directors for advertising agency J. Walter Thompson. Brian

proposed to me after a Siouxsie and the Banshees concert at the

‘Roundhouse’ in Camden in 1978. We lived and worked in North London, taught design and advertising at Kingston School of Art

and in 1984 established an international, award wining design

consultancy called ‘The Green House’. I never stopped painting and throughout my design career attended life painting and

drawing classes at the Slade School of Fine Art. Following a joint

decision in 1999 Brian went freelance as a design and art director

which gave him the flexibility to work from any location. I was awarded in 2001 a place on the first M.A.Drawing Year at the now,

well established Royal Drawing School in Shoreditch, London.

Around 2005, following a successful start to my painting career,

I made the bold decision to paint full time and rented a studio in

Highgate and Wood Green before the move to Cornwall, exhibiting at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, selected for the

Threadneedle Prize, Lynn Painter Stainers Prize, Royal West

Academy, Medici Gallery, Cork Street and thrilled to have been

selected for the Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize Exhibition 2019.

We have two talented daughters Jessika (archivist for a

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prestigious artist in London) and Sophie (Head of acquisitions and

development for Bankside Films) our new recruit to the family is

a Tibetian Terrier called Luna (sometimes a lady)

What made you decide to move to Cornwall and in particular choose Tregony, above more obvious locations like St Ives?

We had always talked about moving out of London, many close

friends had made the move and we were excited at the prospect.

The desire to move out of London was very strong. Owning a

gallery was not in our plans at the time as we were more focused

on finding the right property, a detached cottage with a garden within a village so we would not be too isolated. Initially we

thought we would be looking at a second home perhaps in Devon

and after several years of searching, weekends away staying with friends or local hotels and B&B‘s by 2005 we landed in Tregony, a

traditional, unspoilt, working village with a strong heart. Close to

Truro and major transport links in one of the most beautiful areas

in Cornwall ‘The Roseland Peninsula’ an area of outstanding

natural beauty the perfect location for me to build a studio and

concentrate on developing my work and Brian to continue to

freelance and have some chickens.

How have you found the change/work life balance, compared to where you lived and worked before?

We are just as busy as ever. It’s less polluted and stressful, more fresh air, long walks, big skies, and a feeling of being much more

Aspirational Living – Art in Cornwall in control of our life. Happy. Family and friends love to visit so we get plenty of quality time rather than a quick bite or a passing visit. Making sure they all don’t stay too long is a challenge!

What lessons have you learnt and any advice you’d give to someone thinking about making the same type of move?

Don’t rush it, take your time to get to know an area, do your

research. Come and visit, stay and rent a property first. I think we

spent about five years preparing for this life-changing move. Its

taken ten years for us to be accepted as part of the community,

but to be honest we will always be outsiders because we have

come from a big city and don’t have family here in Cornwall.

However, Brian has recently found out that his paternal

grandmother was born in St Austell so that might make him

almost Cornish.

Having major building work done on a property and you not able to

be around can be a big challenge, it is better if you can be on site

or employ a project manager. Builders make decisions, if you’re not available they may not be to your taste. Spend time in your local pub, everything you need to know you can find out there.

What makes Tregony gallery different/stand out from the crowd?

Brian and I have been working in the creative industries for over

studio visits and catching up with friends and family. We

embraced the opportunity and started a major rebranding and

repositioning of the gallery’s identity and direction by building

relationships with artists and collectors, culminating in an artist

run gallery focusing on distinctive figurative painting. Curating over eighteen exhibitions over the past four years we are providing new opportunities for artists and a unique contemporary focus for art

in Cornwall. As experienced visual practitioners we understand

every aspect of the process and are able to provide judicious

support and unlimited encouragement for all our artists.

What challenges have you found, both to moving to a new area and opening a gallery?

Moving to a new area is tough, you do not have the support

network of close friends and family anymore, therefore it is

important to make an effort to support your local community from

the village pub to, in our case the annual ‘Tregony Heavy Horse Fair’ to the ‘Clockhouse Players’ and Christmas lights. Having

visited the area many times in the early years we already had made

some good friendships, which helped. We made the final.

permanent move in 2009 following several years of renovation and

delays. It is still difficult some days. Owning a gallery was not part

of our original plan. Situated next to the ancient clocktower

thirty-five year’s and have built a powerful bridge between Cornwall

‘Tregony Gallery’ had been established for over fifteen years, in

Representing several London based artists who in themselves

chance to take over the running of the space and make it our own.

and London since running the Tregony Gallery from 2015. have Cornish connections, I continue to exhibit frequently myself

in London and have maintained contacts with all my collectors

2015 when the opportunity presented itself we jumped at the

We have worked tirelessly with passion and commitment to

develop our own independent vision to promote serious and

who have been really excited about us taking over a gallery and of

meaningful work, which has attracted international recognition.

and I visit as many exhibitions we can possibly fit in, as well as

challenge is footfall. The gallery is at the centre of the village and

course our clients and creatives from The Green House days. Brian

Tregony is the ‘gateway’ to the Roseland Peninsula and our biggest

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What services do you offer (to customers looking to buy)?

As art directors we both have a depth of knowledge and

understanding of placing art in residential and business locations,

we offer a full advisory service to all our buyers on starting a

collection as well as those wishing to add to an already established

one, additional advice on interior design, using an idea from a

painting or colour scheme suggestions, framing, curating and

installing paintings and sculpture. Postage and shipping to all over

the globe from London to Cuba. Tregony Gallery is a member of 'Own

Art' where artworks can be purchased in interest-free installments, over 10 months making purchases more affordable.

What have you been most proud so far/your greatest achievement(s), since taking the gallery on?

In addition to supporting established artists we nurture young and

emerging artists within art schools and colleges, awarding our annual Tregony Gallery Art Prize, creating the opportunity to exhibit

alongside some of the gallery artists from around Britain and as far

afield as America.

Presenting our first exhibition for 2019, ‘Assemble’ in central

London. Assemble introduced our impressive contemporary artists

to a new audience and we were able to share our vision and

on a very positive note we have become much more established

within the village as we welcome locals who have never stepped foot in the gallery ever before and the school children and art

teachers from the Roseland Academy come and visit for workshops. Owning our own gallery is living the dream even though it is hard

work, it has taken us all over the country meeting new artists from

Cornwall and further afield. Brian and I never moved to Cornwall to

retire and it has given us a new outlet for our creativity and passion for collecting and exhibiting art.

Tell us about the kind of art and artists you showcase at the gallery/gallery ethos?

Continuing our dedication to art and a continual pursuit for

excellence, Brian and I have honed our ability to spot artists that

have something different in the way they see and interpret the world. Our artists are genuinely engaged with individual research, they all

take risks to satisfy their restless curiosities. The gallery’s artists

are divergent but share a common sensibility to their work: a natural

sensitivity that enables the viewer’s direct engagement with their

subject and intangible influences that led to the creation of each work. Now, Tregony Gallery boast an impressive roster of

distinguished Cornish and International artists and is the perfect

venue to enjoy a balance of original work by modern British and

contemporary artists. The gallery runs a distinctive program of

exhibitions and has formed new relationships with visitors,

collectors and the creative media.

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approach to curating and collecting art. tregonygallery.co.uk

Image credits: page 54, Euan McGregor, 'Portloe', page 55, Gallery I, interior, page 56,

top, Mark Dunford, 'Facing The Light', below, Jason Bowyer, ‘Gardeners Pathway II’.

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Pool perfection

n the new build or redesign of a home, a swimming pool or water

feature are sure to be high on the wish list of most people.

Whether the desire comes from a place of fitness or relaxation, the power water has upon us is a universal one and in these

modern busy times, its ability to induce calm and mindfulness is

more important than ever.

In one of their recent new build projects Woodford Architecture

and Interiors had a swimming pool at the heart of this home’s focus. We ask Gavin Woodford a few questions about this particular bliss-seeking project and any advice he has for people

wanting to achieve the same.

the house and the main stair or the curved outdoor steps at the

What role does the swimming pool and spa play in the overall

end of the pool that you realise there is a pool and spa.

The swimming pool and spa is one of the focal points of this

What atmosphere did you want to achieve with the design?

home design?

homes relaxation spaces, a hideaway sanctuary.

Where is the pool and spa located and how did its location influence your design decisions?

The pool and spa are located on the lower garden level, near the games and cinema room and the house is located with

outstanding estuary views that we wanted to take full advantage of. There are 16 metre wide sliding folding doors that can be fully

opened up to the lower level gardens and the estuary view beyond, beyond the doors is a terrace for loungers and sunbathing.

Were there any location or design constraints you had to overcome on this project and how did you do so?

The clients wanted to create a very private atmosphere; but they

also wanted to have views and light with in the pool and spa; we

feel we have achieved this and more and at night this area has a

tranquil feel about it, somewhere you want to go a unwind.

What advice would you give a client thinking of incorporating a pool or water feature into the design of their home?

Indoor or outdoor pool is one of the first considerations; this will

likely determine how much you are likely to use a pool, in the UK

most outdoor pools have a relatively small window of use and pool

covers are advised when not in use for safety and for energy

conservation; almost hand in hand is to consider the running costs

Yes there were site constraints, and they actually became part

to maximise your return on your investment.

lawn, so that upon arrival at the property you have no idea that

Consider how you want to link your pool and spa interior to

of the solution. The swimming pool is set below a (green roof) there is a swimming pool, it is only when you circulate through

the landscape and your outdoor living is also important. Work with a company who has experience in pool and spa architecture

and design.

If you don’t have the space or money for a pool, a hot tub can be

a fantastic alternative. We work closely with Riveria Hot Tubs whose spas are much deeper than others (standing a full 4ft in

height) this extra depth increases buoyancy creating a

wonderfully relaxing and luxurious tub. Made from responsibly

resourced timbers, their tubs have both an aesthetic and tactile

quality and add real impact to a space too.

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Budock Water, South Cornwall

• 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

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6 Reasons to use Rohrs & Rowe

Listed below are just 6 of the many proven reasons to consider using Rohrs & Rowe in 2019. Following on from such rapid growth over the last two years and the considerable successes in 2018, our

ambition for 2019 is to provide an award winning service to more clients across Cornwall. Many of our headline grabbing achievements have been in the niche £1M + market, therefore it can sometimes be

perceived that we only market expensive properties. However, we sell many of the county’s more individual properties, regardless of price and we offer the same level of “Million Pound Service” to all of our clients.

• £35,000,000 of sales across Cornwall in 2018 - in only our second full year of business

• 40% more open market £1M + sales than any other agent covering the entire county of Cornwall • Voted ‘Best Estate Agency in Cornwall’ by the UKPA in only our first full year of business

• Highly personal service and renowned attention to detail at every stage - with numerous testimonials to prove

• Award winning, bespoke marketing and experts in the most up-to-date techniques; where we lead others follow • Renowned portfolio of highly aspirational properties across all price ranges

St Mawes,South Cornwall

• Detached contemporary residence • Excellent views of the river and village • Recently renovated to exceptional standard • Open plan living area • Bi-fold doors opening to sun terrace • Master bedroom en suite • 3 further bedrooms • Family bathroom • Large wrap around deck • Garage • Studio • Great letting potential • Further development potential • EPC D

GUIDE PRICE £875,000

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R&R's pioneering use of drone technology

Here are just a few facts:

• In the past year alone our videos have been played circa 17,000 times and watched for the equivalent of 15 days constant! • A bespoke layout and music to complement each video is selected carefully

• We feature location markers of nearby points of interest, land marks and communication links that are in context to a property’s location • It’s a proven fact that more of people’s attention will be drawn to high quality appealing images

• One third of all online activity is spent watching video and the average user spends 88% more time on a website with video

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One of the many things that helped us stand

out from the crowd from the outset and that

Aspirational Living – What makes us different

has now changed the market we operate in,

has been our use of drone technology. As well as creating stunning still images of our

clients’ properties, we often use these to

create engaging bespoke videos of properties and areas of Cornwall.

• Drone images or footage helps buyers to better understand the location and setting of a property • Buyers will visualise themselves taking part in featured lifestyle activities

• We’re constantly updating our area footage library of images throughout the year to ensure it remains current • All of our footage is recorded in 4K resolution, for the best quality video viewing experience • Videos of up to 2 minutes are proven to get the most engagement

To view all of our property videos and areas guides, visit our website.

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Wendron, South Cornwall

• Traditional farmhouse with recent extension • Uninterrupted southerly country views towards Lizard Peninsula • Master suite with dressing room • Guest suite • 2 further bedrooms • Family bathroom • Attractive farmhouse kitchen with Aga • Open plan breakfast/dining room • Sitting room with woodburning stove • Fully equipped large utility room with granite worktops • Ground floor cloakroom • Detached self contained 2 bedroom barn conversion • Summer house with spectacular views • Garden room/workshop with power • 3 bay garage/carport • About 10.5 acres of land • EPC E (Main House) • EPC D (The Barn)

GUIDE PRICE £875,000

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Mounts Bay, Marazion

• Cool contemporary chic • Designed by award winning architect Barry Briscoe • Panoramic views over Mounts Bay and St Michaels Mount • Accommodation arranged over three floors • Self contained 1 bedroom apartment on lower ground floor • Stunning roof terrance • Dining room with bay window • Kitchen breakfast room • Sitting room • Master bedroom en suite • 2 further bedrooms • Family bathroom • Office/4th bedroom • Beautiful private gardens • Internal garage and parking • EPC D

GUIDE PRICE £1,100,000

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Mullion, South Cornwall

• Characterful and flexible layout • 5 bed house or 3 bed house and 2 bed self contained annexe • Far reaching views towards Mounts Bay and St Michaels Mount • 3 reception rooms • Conservatory with excellent views • Set just above the iconic Mullion Cove • Indoor swimming pool with swim jets • 4kw Photo Voltaic panels providing electricity and income • Detached garage • Grounds extending to 3/4 acre • Formal and vegetable garden set out in two sections • Fabulous coastal walks to the cove and along breathtaking coastline • EPC C

GUIDE PRICE £700,000

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Port Wrinkle, South Cornwall

• Stunning contemporary residence • Fabulous south facing sea views • High quality finish & fixtures throughout • 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms • Games room • Spacious kitchen living room with balcony • Utility & boiler room • 28' x 17' rooftop terrace with provision for hot tub • Air source heat pump • Underfloor heating • Integral lift • Engineered oak flooring • Sprinkler system • Superfast broadband • Over 2600 square feet of accommodation • Architects Certificate build warranty • Parking • EPC TBC

GUIDE PRICE £895,000

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Trevone, Padstow

• Superbly presented house in desirable coastal village • Short walk to beach • 5 double bedrooms • Sitting room • Kitchen diner • 3 bathrooms • 1 bedroom annexe • Sea views • Parking • Garage • Gardens

GUIDE PRICE £895,000

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Newquay, North Cornwall

• Outstanding sea views as far as Trevose Head • Open plan living room kitchen • Sliding glazed doors opening to a large balcony • 2 double bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Parking space within private gated area • Storage locker for lifestyle equipment • Short walk to Fistral Beach • Utility room • Lift Access • Full residential • Currently used as a holiday let • EPC B

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Our clients say it best…..

"Our beautiful home had been for sale for a considerable amount of time with several agents, prior to us being recommended to Rohrs & Rowe. We were particularly drawn to the personal and proactive service and their high quality marketing and attention to detail. Their fresh approach made the difference and they swiftly had numerous viewings that resulted in multiple interested parties and finding us a very good buyer. We would certainly recommend them to anyone." Polsue Farm, Caerhays, The Roseland Peninsula

"Having moved house several times over the past 25 years we can honestly say that we have never been looked after by an estate agent as well as we have by Rohrs & Rowe. We have just sold and bought through them simultaneously, and our experience across all stages of the process, which at times has been complex and challenging, has been first class. We would wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend them to anyone looking to market their property in Cornwall." The Mill House, St Kew

"A huge thank you to Matthew for his dedicated, attentive and personal service. From the initial meeting through to completion, we have been delighted with every aspect provided; superb photography and brochure, firstclass communication, flexibility and assistance with viewings, and, perhaps most importantly, a super-quick sale at asking price! We genuinely cannot recommend them highly enough." Victoria House, Truro

"We were aware of a couple of ‘difficult’ houses locally that R&R had sold and having met Martyn and Matthew were immediately impressed with their 21st Century approach to house selling. They soon introduced likely buyers as a result of their marketing and the sale was made timely." Tredower, Seven Bays, Nr Padstow

"We’ve had considerable experience of different agents over the years, and your enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism really shone through. The property was very well marketed, particularly the use of the drone to provide an overview of the cottage and its setting which definitely showed it off to its best advantage – I would have no hesitation in using Rohrs & Rowe again or in recommending them to others." Trenant, Constantine, Falmouth

"I can understand why Rohrs & Rowe won best estate agent in Cornwall. Having previously put my property with another well known agent for many months and only getting 4 viewings, I appreciated the excellent photography of the property, preparing a delightful brochure, showing buyers around and also just being there when needed. The property went under offer quickly and completed a short while after." Penlee, Penpol, Feock

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Rohrs & Rowe - Aspirational Living - Edition 4  

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