Cornwall LivingIssue #124
A charming town by the sea, Falmouth certainly isnít to be missed on a visit to Cornwall this summer.
Made to measure
Cornish Curtains takes a more personal approach to choosing your home fabrics. Head inside the store at 29 High Street, Falmouth, and you’ll find they have one of Cornwall’s largest selections of curtain and blind materials. What’s more, with their personal home visits, you will receive individual attention from one of the expert advisors, who will guide you through the process of selecting the best fabric, tracks, poles and style for your room. They also offer a cushion, upholstery and fitting service. Call 07912 280888 to find out more.
August Rock Adventures
Iain and the team at August Rock Adventures love to share their family’s love of the water by offering bespoke trips to groups of up to seven passengers, exploring the beautiful Cornish seas in the reliable Harbinger. Trained as a first aider and an RYA Powerboat Instructor, you’ll be in Iain’s safe hands for your adventure. Choose exclusive use of the boat for two-hour or half-day trips around Falmouth Bay, through to all-day expeditions up to 20 miles offshore.
Bespoke precious jewellery
Found on the beautiful Old High Street, Mirri Damer’s showroom and workshop is the perfect place to see her range of unique, sculptural designs and one-off creations. Inspired by the surrounding textures and mood of the Cornish landscape, Mirri’s work is hand made from 100% recycled or Fairtrade gold and silver. Pop in to browse or make an appointment to discuss modern re-designs of heirloom pieces and private commissions.
A sassy adventure
Chintz Bar & Underland
Evoking Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland, The Chintz Bar is a cerebral wonderland of vintage furniture, hidden rooms, and Falmouth’s ‘Sistine Chapel’ (you’ll know when you see it). The Chintz specialises in cocktails and cheese and is home to The Gintz cocktail! The Underland Bar, is where the party really gets wild, with live music playing five nights a week. Every Monday and Thursday there is live jazz; Wednesday is Jam Night and, on the weekend, the best bands from across the UK hit the stage.
Peace, plants & nibbles
Serving food, drinks, and deep relaxation in a setting dedicated to the natural world, here is a place to sip a smoothie whilst admiring the sea views, or why not grab some delicious healthy food? The menu changes weekly, prepared using only the freshest ingredients, some of which you will see growing in the on-site hydroponic microgreen farm. Irrigated green walls, golden thrones, moss coated ceilings, Cornish craft beers, and many more delights are waiting to be discovered. Also open in the evenings and on weekends for takeaway food and beer.
Organic and original
At Little Nelly in Church Street, you will discover colourful clothes, beautiful toys and gifts from a collection of brands that share with them a respect for the environment, for fair trade and for great design. There is a focus on items that are created from sustainable materials – organic cottons, recycled plastic and ethically sourced wood. Catering for children, from babies right through to seven-year-olds, the friendly, knowledgeable staff are always on hand and happy to help.
Smell the coffee
Forty Five, Falmouth
Undoubtedly there is no shortage of cafés, coffee shops or places to get a coffee in Falmouth. However, the mission at Forty Five is to be that little bit different and provide their customers with a relaxed, friendly environment where they can indulge in the finest locally roasted coffee. After returning from living in Australia for ten years, they know a thing or two about coffee! Go in, have a chat and de-stress over a cup… or two!
A piece of Cornish magic
Hand-crafted locally in Cornwall, award-winning Alchemy Tiles is the only handmade tile company to create beautiful hand-carved inlay tiles for those who want something unique and personal. From individual tiles to bespoke interior designs, every tile is carved freehand by artist Mel Chambers, whose inspiring images and words create a unique tile that is at once a thing of beauty and inspiration and a work of art that can never be replicated. The tiles are something to admire every day and be held eternally in earth and time.
Life’s better outdoors
At Bosun’s Locker Falmouth, and the online store, the team have been helping customers enjoy the great outdoors for decades. Focusing on high-quality outdoor apparel, kit and equipment, their aim is to improve and extend their customers’ adventures. They pride themselves on retailing the very best brands for boaters, climbers, trekkers, campers, cyclists and fisher-folk – be it real-wool fisherman’s sweaters, waterproof jackets, fleeces, Breton smocks, lifejackets, deck shoes, blankets, hats, gloves or cool boxes. It’s all there to make every day out really enjoyable.
Cosy Killigrew alehouse
The Moth & The Moon
Originally established as The Stonemasons Arms in 1861, this has been a well-known and loved Falmouth hostelry for many years. Today, Matt, Elli, Debby and the team welcome you to enjoy The Moth & The Moon, their lovingly refurbished, cosy Killigrew Street alehouse. Set over two floors, with a pavement terrace to the front and sun-trap beer garden to the rear, you can expect to sample the best Cornish beers and ciders alongside a carefully curated selection of wines, and lovingly made cocktails.
A grand day out
More than just a Tour
Looking for a true experience of Falmouth and the surrounding area? Then a private, guided tour could be the right choice. It’s a great way to submerge yourself in Cornwall’s history, heritage, beauty and hospitality. Discover hidden creeks, thatched cottages, stunning scenery, and off-the-beaten-track surprises and the must-see sub-tropical gardens of south Cornwall. Experience Cornwall Tours offer personalised guided day tours for up to eight people, all with a passionate and knowledgeable local guide. A complimentary cream tea picnic and the opportunity to experience the South West Coast Path are included on every tour.