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We’re proud that the Fal River area has some of the finest accommodation in Cornwall from award winning hotels and B&Bs to chic self catering cottages and luxury holiday parks. For such a small area to contain the highest density of award winning accommodation providers in Cornwall is a real achievement. The best of them are featured in this guide. If you’ve not used this guide before, hold on to it to book your accommodation next year! Mark & Barbara Sadler Roundhouse Barns Best small self-catering business at the 2011 Cornwall Tourism Awards


PLACES TO STAY HOTELS 102 Cream of the crop hotels situated around the River. B&B / CAMPING 107 Accommodation and breakfast or camping in the great outdoors in spectacular surroundings. COTTAGES 109 Relax, unwind and enjoy your stay in one of these luxurious cottages.

New for 2012, a glamping site overlooking the The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth, ideal base for a Fal Mussel Card adventure

river, all bookings include a Mussel Card. p8



St Mawes Hotel

Positioned directly opposite the harbour

you relax and look forward to your

rear of the hotel. All rooms are ensuite

and in the very heart of one of the most

return visit. Enjoy an afternoon drink

with modern flat screen TVs, tea and

idyllic fishing villages within Cornwall.

or coffee with a lite bite in our Cafe Bar

coffee facilities and complimentary

The St Mawes Hotel is a great place to

or something more substantial on the


visit at any time of the year. With our

restaurant’s balcony and soak up the

feel-good vibe, our welcoming and

stunning panoramic views. Our accom-

Marine Parade, St Mawes, TR2 5DW

friendly staff endeavour to give you the

modation offers a comfortable stay in

Telephone: 01326 270266

break you deserve. Be it a holiday, short

one of our seaview rooms, or newly


break or a lazy lunch, our aim is to help

renovated cottage rooms located to the

In: St Mawes

Budock Vean is a family owned four

with fresh seafood a speciality. Light

heated swimming pool and sauna.

star hotel nestled in 65 acres of organic

bar lunches and afternoon tea are

subtropical gardens and parkland

available every day to non-residents

with private foreshore on the tranquil

and the Natural Health Spa is open 7

Helford River.

days a week.

Head Chef Darren Kelly uses excellent

Other sporting facilities include a 9 hole

Telephone: 01326 252100

local produce to create superb cuisine

golf course, all-weather tennis courts,



outdoor hot tub and a spectacular indoor

Near: Helford Passage

On the map: p123

Budock Vean

Cornwall Tourist Board Hotel of the Year 2002/2003/2004. Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, TR11 5LG







The Greenbank Hotel Visit our website and find special offers

From stunning vistas to elegant dining,

With comfortable beds, stylish interiors

centuries of tradition to contemporary

and plenty of space, our hotel rooms

style, the Greenbank Hotel has it all.

are the very best place from which to

Clinging to the harbourside overlook-

base your stay in Cornwall.

ing Falmouth, our unbeatable setting,

produce, with international influences. Book with us direct for our best rates. Harbourside, Falmouth, TR11 2SR Telephone: 01326 312440

inviting rooms and welcoming staff

In the AA Rosette Harbourside Res-


are ready and waiting to make your

taurant, Head Chef Fiona Were de-

Near: Falmouth

break simply perfect.

vises daily changing menus, focusing


on seasonality, sustainability and local


On the map: p122

The Nare Hotel Visit our website for more information

“An elegant lunch with spectacular views”

The Nare Hotel is considered by many to

line and villages of the glorious Roseland

be the most comfortable hotel in Cornwall.

Peninsula. Close to both the Eden Project

Peace, tranquillity and stunning views

and the Maritime Museum, it is also

are what make The Nare such a find.

central for many of Cornwall’s beautiful

Overlooking Carne Beach on the beautiful

houses and gardens. Most bedrooms have

Roseland Peninsula and surrounded by

spectacular sea views with patios or

Carne Beach, Veryan In Roseland, TR2 5PF

sub-tropical gardens and National Trust

balconies. The Nare enjoys a well-earned

Telephone: 01872 50 11 11

land, The Nare’s peaceful seclusion is

reputation for delicious food and a really


ideal for lazing or for exploring the coast-

excellent wine cellar.

Near: Truro


“A real West Country treat!”

On the map: H7 p120



The Rosevine

A stylish coastal retreat, overlooking

style accommodation with daily house-

with great hosting.

Gerrans Bay and Portscatho, just above

keeping service, or rent a self catering

Porthcurnick beach, where calm waters

holiday house within the grounds.

“A wondeful place with a most welcoming and homely atmosphere. We shall be recommending it far and wide!”

make for great swimming and rock pooling. This great mix offers a bar and restaurant,

Near Portscatho, TR2 5EW

The Rosevine is not a hotel, nor strictly

deli service, indoor pool, playroom and

Telephone: 01872 580206

self - catering, but a clever combination

cosy drawing room. On hand to look after


of the two. Choose to stay in the big house

you are a small team of experienced

Near: Portscatho

where you can have your own apartment

professional staff who combine informality


On the map: F7 p120 @therosevine

Trenython Manor

Delightful to the manor born experience!

Landscaped gardens and 24 acre estate,

Green Gold Tourism award winner.

Modern, elegant rooms in distinguished

with fabulous views across St Austell

country house hotel combining fascinat-

Bay and excellent facilities: spa and

ing history and stylish contemporary

leisure centre with pool, jacuzzi, sauna,

“A wonderful and welcoming place, with resident bunnies that were loved by the children!”

refinements. A special place, designed by

steam room, fitness suite, health & beauty

an Italian architect and built in 1872 as a

salon, restaurant serving Cornish

Tywardreath PL24 2TS

gift from famous general Garibaldi to his

specialities, relaxing wood-panelled

Telephone: 01726 814 797

‘great Englishman’ Colonel John Peard,

bar, croquet, internet and more. TV and


and with many original features.

tea-making facilities in every room.

Near: Fowey


On the map: F7 p120



Hotel Tresanton

Originally created in the 1940s as

We have just completed Rock Cottage,

a yachtsmen’s club, Tresanton is a

a fabulous new house. There are now 3

on the Cornish Coast, then I have never been there’

cluster of old houses. In 1997 Olga

family suites which can accommodate

The Independent

Polizzi bought Tresanton and spent

up to three children and a beautiful


Master Suite that occupies the entire

St Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5DR

top floor.

Telephone: 01326 270055




and restoring it. All the rooms have magnificent sea views and all have been individually furnished with antiques and Cornish art.

‘If there is any more elegant hotel in Britain than Olga Polizzi’s Tresanton



In: St Mawes

On the map: p123


Trevalsa Court - Hotel . Restaurant . Bar

Trevalsa is understatedly elegant and

The terrace overlooks the sea for lazy,

parents in some rooms. Fabulous food,

stylish with an eclectic mix of granite

hot afternoons and balmy evenings.

largely sourced from local farms and Mevagissey harbour. The restaurant

windows, rich fabrics and rugs, reflecting

welcomes non-residents.

the colours of Cornwall. There are

Most bedrooms have stunning sea

paintings by Cornish artists throughout

views. Some are stylishly simple, others

the hotel, a comfortable sitting room

romantically glamorous. All with im-

School Hill, Mevagissey, PL26 6TH

with books and games, an intimate bar,

maculate bathrooms, hospitality trays

Telephone: 01726 842468

an oak panelled restaurant and roaring

and TVs with DVD players. Children


fires in colder weather.

can be happily accommodated with

Near: St Austell




On the map: N5 p121



Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel

Situated just metres from the sandy

Delivering the very best service with a

equipment, a dance studio and full

curve of Gyllyngvase Beach and with

personal touch, guests find an ideal base

facilities for disabled guests.

panoramic views of Falmouth Bay,

for holidays, weddings and celebrations.

there’s no better place to call home while

Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel, Gyllyngvase Beach, TR11 4NA

you discover Cornwall. The hotel boasts

The in-house Beach Club leisure centre

120 bedrooms, many with sea views and

houses a luxuriously large swimming


private balconies, separate self catering

pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam room,

Near: Falmouth

accommodation and a large elegant

massage jets, a well-appointed gym


restaurant and bar.

with cardiovascular and weight-training


St Michael’s Hotel and Spa

Telephone: 01326 310500 On the map: C9 p120

Roundhouse Barns B&B

With stunning sea views across sub-

including a large indoor pool, fitness

Five star, gold award B&B, exclusively

tropical gardens, St Michael’s Hotel &

suite, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. The

for adults. Comfy beds, power showers,

Spa, is located adjacent to the sandy

Flying Fish Restaurant, with an emphasis

gorgeous breakfasts and a warm welcome.

“Blue Flag” Gyllyngvase Beach in

on fresh fish & seafood, enjoys splendid

Home baked scones on arrival. Runner-

Falmouth. The award winning hotel is

sea views, open to non-residents.

up SW Tourism Awards 2011.

a contemporary oasis in which to relax

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NB

St Just in Roseland, Cornwall, TR2 5JJ

unwind and indulge. St Michael’s Spa

Telephone: 01326 312707

Telephone: 01872 580038

offers a tranquil setting with a wide


range of luxury treatments and facilities



www.roundhousebarnholidays.co.uk @stmichaelshotel

Near: St Mawes

On the map:E6 p120


PLACES TO STAY Bed & Breakfast & Camping

Lower Barn

Dip out of the fast lane and into some

Soothe yourself in the hot tub, sipping

breakfasts. Is Lower Barn worth it? Our

‘us’ time at Lower Barn, 2007 Gold

champagne, watching shooting stars.

guests, who keep returning for more,

winner of South West and Cornwall’s Tourism Excellence Awards for B&Bs.

Indulge your body with a Thai or La

definitely think so. Stone massage treatment in our native tipi. Food to delight your senses in

Bossue, Near St Ewe, PL26 6ET

This is a unique place, set amidst the roll-

the funky outdoor SHACK. Drift off

Telephone: 01726 844881

ing Cornish countryside with nothing to



spoil the view. We specialise in spoiling.

wake up to one of Janie’s magnificent

Trewithian Farm B&B

sleep under a thick duvet and

Trenona Farm Holidays B&B

Near: St Austell

On the map: L3 p121

Trenestral Farm

A 4 star family run traditional B&B on

Enjoy a relaxed stay in our Victorian

Trenestral Farm is ideally located in the

a working farm offering six comfortable

farmhouse on a working farm. En suite

centre of the Roseland Peninsula, just

and spacious rooms and a private guests’

bedrooms with wi-fi, scrumptious Cor-

a couple of miles from the King Harry

lounge. Open all year. Families welcome.

nish breakfasts and plenty of off-road

Ferry. Trenestral is a family working

Portscatho, Truro, TR2 5EJ

parking. Children and pets welcome.

farm, children and dogs welcome.

Telephone: 01872 580293

Ruan High Lanes, Truro, TR2 5JS

Ruan High Lanes, Truro, TR2 5LX


Telephone: 01872 501339

Telephone: 01872 501259

Near: Portscatho



Near: Ruan High Lanes

Near: St Mawes/Philleigh On the map: A9 p120

On the map: H5 p120




On the map: H5 p120



King Harry Glamping

View from King Harry Glamping site Guests have free use of a boat and kayaks.

Enjoy a totally unique camping experience

is glamping as it should be! There is

in a beautiful and natural setting over-

a comfortable tepee with campbeds,

looking the Fal River.

a cosy one room cottage with wood-

Dogs welcome. To make your holiday

burning stove and cooking facilities,

complete use a Fal Mussel Card Visitor

toilet, shower and barbecue.

on the boats that run from Trelissick.

Nestled in sheltered woodland bordering the National Trust’s Trelissick Garden

Feock, Truro, TR3 6QJ

with panoramic views and riverside

There is even a small vegetable garden

Telephone: 01872 861917

walks, this is perfect for those wanting a

where you can pick your own veg,


getaway break with a difference – this

herbs and fruit!

Near: Feock

Trethem Mill Touring Park

On the map: E5 p120

Pennance Mill Farm WINNER AA Roger Almond Award, “Most Improved Park 2012”

National Gold Winner “Caravan Park of the Year 2010” enjoy England Awards for Excellence

and spotless... beautiful flowers... excellent

Family run chalet and camping park

WiFi coverage... lovely dog walking

with all facilities for touring and camping,

area... excellent customer service... the

near Maenporth Beach. Private path

whole park is stunning.”

to beach.

The judges said...“This is an amazing

St Just in Roseland, Truro, TR2 5JF

park with immaculately kept grounds...

Telephone: 01872 580504

Maenporth, Falmouth, TR11 5HJ

the attention to detail is perfect... pitch


Telephone: 01326 317431

quality is exceptional with bonus of

Near: Truro

premium pitches... facilities are modern


On the map: E7 p120


www.pennancemill.co.uk Near: Falmouth

On the map: A9 p120




Seaview Retreats

A collection of 4 privately owned luxury

The houses are the perfect setting for

self catering houses with magnificent sea

a holiday or short break at any time

views located in the picturesque village

of year, with balconies and beautiful

of St Mawes. Each house has a contem-

gardens from which to soak up the sun

porary and stylish interior with excep-

in the warmer months and comfortable ,

“An amazing setting and a fabulous holiday home. Exceptionally well equipped and terrific attention to detail. Thank you for creating an oasis.”

tional décor and design to suit the most

modern interiors to relax and enjoy the

St Mawes Cornwall

discerning taste. Within 5 – 10 minutes

stunning sea views from in the colder

Telephone: 07966 273 416

walking distance of St Mawes harbour,


www.stmawesretreats.co.uk In St Mawes

beaches, shops and restaurants.

On the map: E5 p120

King Harry Cottages: Two riverside cottages overlooking the River Fal

Overlooking the picturesque River Fal

riverside walks through the neighbouring

and birdwatching. Open all year round

and historic King Harry Ferry, our two

National Trust’s Trelissick Estate are

including short winter breaks. Dogs are

traditional cottages offer home from

right on your doorstep together with

welcome by arrangement.

home comfort and a peaceful retreat in

a wealth of scenic beaches and coastal

the beautiful Cornish countryside. Both

paths to explore nearby. Guests are

King Harry’s Cottage and The Lookout

offered free use of a boat and kayaks to

Feock, Truro, TR3 6QJ

are tastefully furnished with attractive

explore the beautiful estuary and creeks

Telephone: 01872 861917

gardens in which to relax and enjoy the

or we can provide a mooring for your


breathtaking views. Great woodland and

own boat. Perfect for walking, fishing

Near: Feock


On the map: E5 p120



National Trust Cottages

From country houses to cottages on the beach, there are unique experiences in amazing places on the Fal and Helford rivers. Here are just a few:

At Quay Cottage you can experience the

Families keep coming back year after

thrill of living right on the water’s edge

year to the Old School House at Durgan

in this handsome cottage. Quay Cottage

on the Helford River. Whether it’s

takes its name from King Harry Quay,

messing about in boats on the river or

where there has been an important ferry

watching birds from the comfort of the

crossing of the River Fal for centuries.

cottage – it’s a great base for family fun

Bosloe House – a grand yet relaxed

(and without the homework!)

country house, built for pleasure in a

How typically Victorian for such a

more leisurely age. Bosloe is divided into

utilitarian building as a Water Tower

All the surplus from National Trust

three apartments (Bosveal, Chatham and

to be designed with such style and

holiday cottage lettings goes towards the

Court) but can be hired together for large

embellishments that it resembles the

conservation of the coast and countryside

gatherings. Each apartment is perfect for

legendary tower of Rapunzel! This

we care for on the Fal and Helford rivers.

groups of friends or family holidays with

romantic folly on the Trelissick estate

Feock, Truro, TR3 6QJ

plenty of space and stunning views out

has one room on each floor and a spiral

Telephone: 0844 800 2070

to the Helford River

staircase leading to a stunning view at


the top.

Near: Feock


On the map: E5 p120



Caerhays/Niche Retreats

The Vean

Five star and gold award self catering re-

The Vean is an eight bedroomed luxury

The Vean is available for Bed and

treats set in the grounds of the estate or

country house retreat which sleeps

Breakfast and also caters for family

on the beach. 8 luxury individual proper-

up to 16 people with stunning views

holidays and other special breaks.

ties sleeping 2-8. Short breaks available.

over Caerhays Castle Gardens and the

Caerhays Castle, Gorran, PL26 6LY

wooded Porthluney Valley. Its idyllic

Caerhays Estate, Gorran, PL26 6LY

Telephone: 01872 870675

rural location is less than a mile from

Telephone: 01872 500025


the family-friendly beach of Porthluney


and less than two miles from the sandy

Near: St Austell

Near: St Austell /nicheretreats

On the map: K6 p121 @nicheretreats

coves at Portholland.

On the map: K6 p121



Flushing Holiday Cottages ‘The house was clean, stylish and very well thought out – like a cross between a boutique hotel and home. ‘

Flushing Holiday Cottages offer the

Each have been sympathetically re-

property offers flawless self catering

ultimate in luxury accommodation

furbished with quality furnishings,

comfort and authentic Cornish beauty.

in the beautiful waterside village of

modern kitchens, luxury bathrooms,

Flushing. Our exclusive hand-picked

wood burning stoves and free WiFi. We

portfolio of properties offers a selection

make no excuse for concentrating on

of idyllic holiday destinations - a choice

distinctiveness. Whether you’re looking

Telephone: 07717 000 040

of newly renovated Cornish fisherman’s

for somewhere large enough for a family


cottages and grand waterside villas with

holiday for ten, or a romantic getaway


amazing views.

for two, every Flushing Holiday Cottages

@ FlushingHoliday


Flushing Holiday Cottages, 6 Coventry Road, Flushing, Cornwall, TR11 5TX



Creekside Cottages

Visit our website and find online offers

Set in enchanting and picturesque

Available throughout the year, with most

the Cornish coast, from the beautiful

positions the majority of the cottages are

cottages having open fires. Winter and

creeks, Cornish gardens, rugged cliffs

by, or very close to, the water’s edge, also

Spring Breaks available. Dogs welcome.

and sandy beaches, just perfect.

Cottages sleeping from 2 - 10 from Falmouth

Strangwith House, Restronguet, TR11 5ST Telephone: 01326 375972 www.creeksidecottages.co.uk Near: Falmouth /creeksidecottages

village and rural locations. All offer peaceful and comfortable

to Flushing, Restronguet, Mylor Bridge

accommodation perfect for the sailor,

& Feock. Just come and relax. Tranquil

walker or bird watcher.

cottages in picturesque idyllic locations perfect to explore the natural beauty of




Bosinver Farm Cottages

The Valley ‘The Valley...Cornwall at its best. Modern and tasteful self-catering accommodation with a personal service and great facilities. Indoor and outdoor pools, gym, tennis, squash, stylish restaurant all situated in beautiful countryside.’ Bissoe Road, Carnon Downs, TR3 6LQ Telephone: 01872 862194 www.the-valley.co.uk Near: Truro

On the map: C4 p120

House by the Beach Along the coast of the Roseland from Set in 30 acres of wildflower meadows

not come and experience it for yourself?

Portmellon to St Mawes, our Holiday

and woodland in a secluded valley near

Cottages are all in very close reach

the sea, there’s plenty of space to explore

‘Large Self Catering Establishment of the Year’

and relax. We’ve got 20 individual, stylish

Cornwall Tourism Awards 2011.

for more details and all our latest offers.

cottages which sleep from 3 to 12 people.

Trelowth, St Austell, PL26 7DT

And for something really special, try our

Telephone: 01726 72128

luxury eco-house, complete with private


hot tub. Many of our guests say there’s

Near: St Austell

a special kind of magic at Bosinver. Why

Bolotho Barns

of the sand and the sea. See our website

Gorran Haven, Portloe, St Mawes Telephone: 01726 843122 On the map: M2 p121



Roundhouse Barns

www.housebythebeach.co.uk Near: Beaches & Roseland Coast

St Anthony In Roseland

Two beautifully appointed five star con-

Voted best self catering in Cornwall and

4 listed cottages on a coastal farm. Dogs

verted barns for couples, or couples with

runner-up in SW Regional Awards 2010

welcome. Log fires. Dinghy park and

a baby, tucked away down a farm drive

and 2011. Spacious, five star gold award

moorings available.

in the idyllic Cornish countryside, just a

accommodation exclusively for adults.

short drive from both cornish coasts.

Peaceful and tranquil Roseland location.

Bolotho Mews, Killiow, Truro, TR3 6AG

St Just in Roseland, Cornwall, TR2 5JJ


Telephone: 01872 275743

Telephone: 01872 580038

Near: Portscatho




Near: St Mawes





On the map: E6 p120

Place House, Portscatho, TR2 5EZ Telephone: 01295 680265 On the map: E9 p120



Roseland Holiday Cottages

Roseland Holiday Cottages is a small

with a wonderful selection of safe

rating and eighteen of our properties

personally run agency offering over

sandy beaches, stunning cliff and river

received the prestigious Enjoy England

eighty luxury waterside and country

walks, sailing and boat trips.

Gold Award.

properties on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula including the villages of

We have the largest selection of Visit

St Mawes, Portscatho, Veryan and

Britain assessed properties on ‘The

Crab Apple Cottage, Portscatho, TR2 5ET

Portloe. For those of you wishing to

Roseland’. As a benchmark of quality,

Telephone: 01872 580480

take a traditional seaside holiday it is

all the cottages are inspected annually


the perfect place to relax and unwind

by Visit Britain and awarded a star

Near: Roseland

Trenona Farm Holiday Cottages

Mylor Harbourside Holidays

Cornish Holiday Cottages

Enjoy a relaxing stay in one of our four

Nestled in the heart of Mylor Yacht


star cottages on a working farm. Ensuite

Harbour are 8 4star self-catering

detached luxury residences and

bedrooms, wi-fi, wheelchair access, park-

apartments. Open all year round and

waterside apartments in the Falmouth

ing, and private gardens. Children and

dogs friendly.

and Helford River area.

Ruan High Lanes, Truro, TR2 5JS

Mylor Churchtown, Falmouth, TR11 5UF

Killibrae, West Bay, Maenporth, TR11 5HP

Telephone: 01872 501339

Telephone: 01326 372121

Telephone: 01326 250339





pets welcome.

Near: Ruan High Lanes


On the map: H5 p120

/Mylor Yacht Harbour

www.cornishholidaycottages.net @MylorMarina

Near: Falmouth



Pollaughan Cottages

Trenython Manor Lodges

Pollaughan, a hidden gem in the Roseland

outstanding natural beauty. Relax, unwind

Lodges rich in comfort and style, fully

countryside very close to beautiful sandy

and recharge at any time of year. Silver

equipped for self-catering within historic

beaches. Stylish, beautifully converted

Award Winner 2011 Self Catering of the

Trenython Manor’s parkland estate, over-

detached Barns, All Weather Tennis

Year Cornwall Tourism Awards.

looking St Austell Bay. Bar, spa & leisure

Court, Aga cooked Breakfast Platters and

centre, fitness suite,, child-friendly.

Suppers delivered in. A safe and welcom-

Portscatho, TR2 5EH

Tywardreath PL24 2TS

ing haven for everyone with daily animal

Telephone: 01872 580150

Telephone: 01726 814 797

feeding on the farm and all you need for


little ones, enjoy time out in an area of


www.trenython.co.uk @pollaughanfarm

Near: Fowey

Holiday Cornwall

with its wealth of shops and restaurants.

A warm welcome awaits guests in our

door swimming pool, boats to hire and

self catering waterside and country

the famous Ferryboat Inn at the village

properties in stunning places, featured

hub. The holiday homes at Maenporth

around the Fal and Helford estuaries and

are set in woodlands at the back of a

other beautiful locations.

fabulous, sandy beach. The leisure cen-

‘‘Excellent accommodation, beautiful setting. We will be coming back soon.’’

tre includes an indoor heated swimming

The Boathouse, Helford Passage, TR11 5LB

Visitors are never far from the water’s

pool and two all-weather tennis courts.

Telephone: 01326 250 278

edge in the delightful hamlet complex

Relax and enjoy fishing, sailing, golf and


at Helford Passage. There’s a heated, out-

walking or browsing around Falmouth

Near: Falmouth



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Fal River Area Guide 2012 - Part 5 - Places to Stay  

Our hand-picked selection of our favourite places to stay in this part of Cornwall. Featuring a great selection of hotels, holiday cottages,...

Fal River Area Guide 2012 - Part 5 - Places to Stay  

Our hand-picked selection of our favourite places to stay in this part of Cornwall. Featuring a great selection of hotels, holiday cottages,...


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