Cornwall Living 2018

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Continue to refresh the new you by enjoying a revitalising spa day

If you’re still on the New Year health kick then why not give yourself a boost with an invigorating spa day? Budock Vean Hotel is located on the banks of the Helford river, just six miles from Falmouth, and is set amidst 65 acres that lead down to the beautiful waters’ edge. The in-house Natural Health Spa has a range of treatments by Elemis and local organic brand Spiezia that will rejuvenate those winter complexions and flush out any remaining toxins from the festive over-indulgence.

These tempting spa days start from just £55 and include one treatment, use of the pool, sauna and outdoor hot-tub, plus a drink on arrival and a light lunch. Robes, towels and slippers are all provided for you to use on the day, so you can really look and feel the part! A bracing walk through the gardens to the river is well worth it to discover early blooming camellias and to take in the stunning views.

For more information or to book in, contact 01326 252101 or visit

Kettle of Fowey is here to help you create your perfect coastal interior

Living by the sea is a continuous delight, with views of sun and sea from every coastline that never fail to impress. But if you are like us and find that it isn’t enough to enjoy these colourful scenes only when outside, then seek out Kettle of Fowey and discover how you can bring the stunning Cornish coast into your home. By utilising seaside colour palettes, which include ocean blues, clifftop greens and beautiful sunshine yellows, the team over at Kettle of Fowey can inject that much-desired fresh air feeling into any space.

If it’s a beautiful and airy interior you are after but have too little time or know-how, the team are ready and waiting to have a chat and guide you through your journey of design and interior style. They can supply you with stylish, inspirational and practical interior solutions for residential, commercial and holiday home markets, and as they boast experience in everything from design and concept to procurement, delivery and installation, it will be smooth sailing into your new, nautical home.

So, no matter the size or scope of your project, the Kettle team can help you create an outstanding interior to fit you and your budget.

For more information  call 01726 817778  or visit

Beat the last of the winter gloom with some new, expertly crafted windows

With the cold still very much on our minds it’s important to make sure our homes are protected from the winter winds, and this includes ensuring your windows and doors are up-to-date; and of course looking fabulous! The team at long established local company, Orchard Windows have over 100 years of combined experience, perfecting their craft and ensuring their reputation is built off of satisfied customers who don’t hesitate to return time and time again or to recommend them to family and friends. Skilled and experienced workforces dedicate their time and attention to detail and ensuring they leave you with the perfect window, door or conservatory.

The team are on hand to guide you effortlessly through the process, from taking a tour of their well stocked showroom, right through to the completion of the installation. And what with the massive resurgence in the popularity of timber windows and doors, there has never been a better time to update your home with the classic look of traditional timber or with the practicality of the next generation PVC timber alternative.

For more information visit

Experience the RAF’s top bands in all their glory at the Hall for Cornwall

Music has always played an integral role in military life, and now on Saturday 25th February you can experience it first hand at the charity concert held at the Hall for Cornwall. This exciting event will feature the musical talents of two Royal Air Force bands.

The concert will showcase both the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Air Force Squadronaires. The first boasts premier status, backed up with a proud and distinguished musical heritage that they have built upon to earn a worldwide reputation for outstanding quality. The Squadronaires are also an opportunity not to be missed as they are one of the UK’s finest big bands and, like the Central Band, pride themselves on their impressive versatility and excellence across a wide range of music.

The concert will be in support of both the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and the Help for Heroes charity; so even more of a reason to go and enjoy a fabulous evening of music! Indeed, without a doubt, this concert is not one to be missed. And with tickets on sale at the Hall for Cornwall box office, getting yours could not be easier – we’ll see you there!

For more information visit

The mysterious affair at Rosewarne Manor restaurant

Following a hugely successful 2016 and Christmas period, the Rosewarne Manor restaurant is scheduling several new dates for the exciting Murder Mystery evenings. With new story lines each time, and an always-delightful three-course meal with a coffee, these evenings make a great night out. Forget dinner and a show, this experience brings you dinner in a show as the amazing professional actors take you through a plot that Agatha Christie herself would be proud of.

Now firmly established at Rosewarne Manor, the feedback from events is always impressive and promises a memorable and thrilling time. With tickets only £34, make sure you reserve your seat early as bookings for 10th March are being taken now. So, if you fancy an evening spent enjoying a delicious meal and a captivating show, then contact Rosewarne Manor and prepare for a murderously good time!

For more information visit  or call 01209 610414

The patio and driveway cleaning system that’s been taking Europe by storm finally arrives in Cornwall

There’s no feeling quite like returning after a long day to a well-presented home to be proud of. But getting your property to that state can be tricky without the right tools. Surface specialists, Eco Clean Tech, understand the desire to be house proud from the moment you enter the property while wanting to avoid spending hours getting it to this pristine state. That’s why, after selling the product nationally, they have decided to offer an exclusive cleaning service tailored to Cornwall.

With the help of their European partners, they have introduced the Terrazza Mc brush to the region. Designed in Belgium to clean any external and internal surface, this unique and patented system can restore stone, decking, block paving and countless other surfaces with only a small amount of water and no damaging high-pressures. The environmentally friendly company leads the way in patio and drive cleaning, offering a bespoke service enabling homeowners to protect their investment and the property they love.

For more information visit or call 07817 575450

The perfect blend of sumptuous, locally sourced food, quenching cocktails and first class service

Situated in the historic market town of Helston, Henlys cocktail bar and restaurant serves a Cornish-inspired menu that champions local produce. The diner’s experience is at the heart of everything the team does, from the ingredients used in the kitchen to the first class table and bar service.

Run by a young and talented trio, Henlys serves an array of fresh, flavoursome dishes, ranging from seared scallops sourced in Falmouth bay to delicious pork belly, farmed on the Lizard peninsula. And, to accompany your dish, an impressive bar and wine menu certainly has the tipple for you.

Enjoy a relaxed dinner downstairs in the bar or a more formal dining experience upstairs, where you can watch the chefs prepare your meal in the open kitchen! And, while you wait, perhaps you’ll be in the mood for a cocktail? If so, a team of expert mixologists are on hand to serve anything, from a classic mojito to one of Henlys’ own unique and tasty creations.

To find out more visit or to book a table call 01326 561141

Newell’s Travel Holiday Show in Truro

Now in its 29th year, Newell’s Travel’s annual Travel Show is once again just around the corner, promising to attract over 40 of the country’s leading tour operators. The biggest of its kind in the south west, the Travel Show is a great place to chat face to face with leading experts in the industry and is packed with cinema presentations, on-the-day only offers and, this year, a chance to win an amazing cruise for two with Fred Olsen!

To be in with a chance of winning you must attend the show. However, with travel experts just waiting to introduce you to a world of travelling experiences, why wouldn’t you?

So, why not make a note in your diary? Sunday 12th March, 10.30am to 3.30pm – a chance to broaden your horizons!

To find out more or to guarantee your seat at your chosen presentation, visit

Now’s the time to enjoy a winter warmer at the Lemon Arms

During these colder months, after chilly afternoons spent exploring the reaches of Cornwall’s coastline, we look for places in which to shelter from the elements and warm ourselves with fresh, hearty food. Fortunately, winter warmers are at the forefront of the winter menu at the Lemon Arms, Mylor. The spicy sausage, smoked bacon and bean casserole with freshly baked bread, for instance, is a great reward for having braved the weather!

Mylor Bridge is ideal for those looking to enjoy a brisk stroll – simply head around the creek and admire the little sailing hub in all its bobbing glory, before settling down next to a roaring fire as you wait for your lunch. Expect generous portion sizes, local, seasonal ingredients as well as excellent service. But don’t take our word for it – go see for yourself! We assure you, you won’t be disappointed.

For more information or to book a table call 01326 373666

The Park invests six figures into upgrading its facilities and technology for guests

A north Cornwall holiday park has invested an incredible, six-figure sum into upgrades, meaning that visitors to The Park in Mawgan Porth can now benefit from a dedicated, fibre broadband service, which allows for live streaming, downloads, WiFi calling, browsing and more! Incredibly, guests can expect speeds of up to 200mb across the site!

As well as this significant £100,000 investment in the site’s broadband, The Park has also upgraded its distinctive collection of self-catering accommodation. What’s more, it has even installed new play equipment for families to enjoy!

Operations Director, David Reynolds, says: “We haven’t stopped there! Also new for 2017 is Gusto at The Park, which brings Newquay’s number one rated restaurant on TripAdvisor to the site, for our guests and visitors to enjoy.”

The park can be found beautifully tucked away in a valley garden, just a short stroll from the golden sands of Mawgan Porth beach.

For more information call 01637 860322 or visit

Transform your space with luxury wooden flooring, from Aspen and Ash

Aspen and Ash produces artisan, hand-crafted floors for clients wishing to enhance the beauty of a space with a stunning wooden floor of genuine quality.

Natural wooden flooring will bring a sense of character to your home, with the appearance improving as time goes by.

Beautiful and durable, Aspen and Ash’s engineered flooring will last for generations and is easy–to–clean, adding instant value to your home.

Aspen and Ash’s designer floors use the finest quality Tregothan Oak and Olive Ash as well as 90-year-old reclaimed Douglas Fir, engineered using traditional methods to offer unparalleled stability and finish.

This exquisite flooring can be contrasted against chic ultra modern furnishings or used to complement period features to great effect.

Aspen and Ash is committed to preserving historic woodland with all flooring cut, kiln dried and finished in Cornwall.

For more information visit or call 01209 210753

Unwind at Tregenna’s Castle Beauty

When you visit Tregenna you simply must relax and unwind at Castle Beauty. Located within the castle, overlooking St Ives, the spa offers a range of beautifying and stress eliminating treatments which, mixed with Cornish sea air, can do wonders for your wellbeing.

Castle Beauty uses Thalgo’s natural range of sea-based products, which ties in well as Tregenna Castle has award-winning coastal views over St Ives. The spa boasts a full menu of luxurious treatments, including hot stone therapy, body wraps and rejuvenating facials. The bamboo massage is the newest treatment available and is great to relive tension and stretch tight muscles.

If you’re looking for ultimate relaxation try the Indoceane. This signature treatment combines exfoliation, massage, and a body wrap – perfect for your New Year detox. It’s guaranteed to leave you recharged and relaxed with a beautiful healthy glow.

Castle Beauty offers personalised gift vouchers too, so you can give the gift of ultimate relaxation in a Cornish castle or treat yourself to some well deserved ‘me time’.

For more information call 01736 887523

Take on the Mount to Mont cycle challenge this October, with Cornwall Hospice Care 

Limited to just 50 places, this new and exclusive Cornwall Hospice Care cycle is a fully supported event that’s like no other, taking place between Wednesday 4th and Sunday 8th October.

Departing from the iconic Cornish landmark of St Michael’s Mount and finishing at Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France, this five-day adventure promises rewarding climbs and descents, stunning scenery and the unbeatable feel good factor as you support your local adult hospices.

The best part is, you can register for just £149 and for that, the dedicated fundraising team at Cornwall Hospice Care, along with the experienced tour operator will help you every pedal stroke of the way, ensuring your 290-mile adventure is utterly unforgettable.

Cornwall Hospice Care has purposefully launched this unique cycling challenge to help fund the very special and invaluable care provided by the Cornish charity to both its patients and their families.

For more information, contact Oliver Hoare on 01726 66868 or email

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