Cornwall LivingIssue #90
Furnishing the Duchy
Visit Alfred Smith & Son in Penzance and discover what sets Cornwall’s oldest family-run furniture retailer apart.
A traditional home furnishing business with family at its heart, Alfred Smith & Son offers everything for the home, from upholstery to chairs, sofas to beds, bespoke and readymade curtains to blinds, carpets and rugs to cushions and upholstery; even a growing range of eclectic gifts and toys!
“We like to build a rapport with our customers and really look after them, which is why they return time and time again”
Located on Clarence Street in Penzance, the store really is a hidden treasure, housing a superb selection of products catering for all customers’ needs, and all under one roof! What’s more, established in 1811, it’s the country’s oldest independent furniture retailer, offering good, honest help and advice without pressure. But that’s not to say Alfred Smith is not a modern business because it most certainly is, and the team are known among returning customers for keeping abreast of the latest in all aspects of furniture retailing. “We pride ourselves on our personable customer service,” explains owner Sue Calvert. “We like to build a rapport with our customers and really look after them, which is why they return time and time again.”
Now that we’re approaching the onset of autumn, many of us are looking to update our homes and transform them into comfortable sanctuaries for the cooler months to come. If it’s your bed and bedroom furniture you’ve decided to upgrade, then a visit to Alfred Smith & Son’s beautiful showroom is a great place to start. You’ll find more than 40 beds, mattresses and divans on display from brands including Hypnos, Relyon, Harrison, Somnus and Salus, but not just that! You can also experience the extensive range of Rest Assured pocket spring mattresses and beds – all of which are handcrafted here in the UK – while also making the most of the in-store team of bed and mattress specialists. Able to advise on the best product for you, they’ll also show you how you can benefit from the Rest Assured 60 night comfort trial guarantee, so that in the unlikely event that you’re unhappy with your new bed, you can simply return it for something more suitable.
For those of you revamping your living room you’ll find a wealth of brands available, including Himolla, who offer the very best in German design and a level of comfort you won’t believe until you try it for yourself!
Whichever room you’re looking to update, if you’d like to enlist the help of a professional business with its roots firmly in Cornwall, with a friendly, knowledgeable and pressure-free approach to customer service, why not pay a visit to the Penzance showroom and see what Alfred Smith & Son can do for you and your home?
As well as offering measuring, estimates and colour scheming to help you bring your project to life on budget, Alfred Smith & Son also run a delivery service throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset!
ALFRED SMITH & SON
"We like to build a rapport with our customers and really look after them, which is why they return time and time again"