Devon LivingIssue #02
News and views May 2018
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Introducing artisan inspired lifestyle boutique, The Cotton Tree
If you’re in the Yelverton area, make sure you pop into The Cotton Tree Boutique. This fabulous, artisan-inspired lifestyle boutique stocks natural, organic and fair-trade products. The Cotton Tree is a mother-and-daughter, family-run business offering earthy and organic stock that has not been mass-produced.
Owner Sue tells us: “Our collection of products is extensive whilst still being thoughtful and mindful of our carbon footprint – essentially, everything we do makes us a responsible retailer. Every item in our clothing and homeware collection – including jewellery, linen, candles, and homemade soaps – has been handpicked to ensure it is on-trend whilst also staying unique and ethically friendly.”
For more information visit www.thecottontreeboutique.co.uk
Riverside splendour at Budock Vean
If you’re looking for a great short break location that’s not too far away, then head a bit further down the south coast to the beautiful Helford river. Budock Vean is a family owned and run, dog-friendly, four star hotel, set in 65 acres. The hotel also has self-catering cottages and luxury holiday homes, along with on-site activities such as the relaxing Natural Health Spa, nine hole/18 tee golf course, gardens tumbling down past ponds to the river and boat and kayak trips on the river. With stunning gardens such as Trebah and Glendurgan just minutes away, once you’re there you will hardly need to use your car again!
For more information call 01326 250288 or visit www.budockvean.co.uk/360
Made in Cornwall, loved nationwide
Exclusively designed by founders Rebecca and Allison in Cornwall, Cream Cornwall’s flagship store in Falmouth enjoys harbour views, replicating Cornwall’s coastal heritage in the designs that have brought nationwide fame to the wares available here. In each beautiful product from Cream Cornwall you’ll find Cornwall’s distinct coastal identity, and the owners’ shared background in textiles, design and trend forecasting affords the entire range a level of quality that keeps customers returning time and time again.
Buying quality goods that are made here at home is growing ever more important to British shoppers, and Cream Cornwall epitomises the importance of local industry with products that exude individuality and opulence, across a range that’s proving a refreshing option for homeowners up and down the country. ”
For more information visit www.thecottontreeboutique.co.uk
Enjoy a scenic 18 holes on the fringe of Dartmoor
While most courses enjoy some unique features, Tavistock Golf Club, on the western slopes on Dartmoor National Park, also enjoys its situation within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With wide fairways and long, dramatic views over this impressive part of the countryside, the course seems simple, but don’t be deceived, as it can prove a challenging test for the unwary golfer!
Over the years Tavistock Golf Club has built a reputation for first class catering, which is provided by experienced chefs and delivered by a friendly team of staff, so however well your round goes, you’ve got the comfort of a fantastic clubhouse to return to afterwards.
So if you’d like to enjoy a leisurely weekend round on western Dartmoor, be sure to give the team a call!
For more information call 01822 612344 or visit www.tavistockgolfclub.co.uk
The road to recovery
Regain Recovery is a rehabilitation centre in the heart of north Devon, on six acres of land, with a real sense of peace and tranquillity.
Founder Gerri Creedon tells us: “My vision was to create a safe, warm, friendly environment where individuals struggling with substance use could access treatment and recover – somewhere I’d be happy to go for treatment myself. I was determined to provide care and support for partners and loved ones too.”
In the last year alone, over 40 people have successfully completed the programme. Gerri’s aim is to empower people approaching recovery to enable them to help themselves, to learn as much as possible about substance use and the associated underlying issues.
“Understanding the causes and effects of substance use is a powerful tool on the recovery journey,” she says.
For more information call 01237 405200 or visit www.regainrecovery.com
Enjoy some locomotion this spring and summer at Pecorama!
One of east Devon’s leading visitor attractions, Pecorama is located high on the hillside above the picturesque fishing village of Beer on Devon’s World Heritage site, the Jurassic Coast.
An essentially British attraction, Pecorama is famed for miniature steam locomotives which pull passenger-carrying trains on a mile-long route through landscaped gardens with wonderful sea views.
Visitors can also enjoy homemade scones and scrumptious Devon cream teas, summer season entertainment in the marquee and all-weather family fun in the soft-play indoor and outdoor play areas. There’s even crazy golf on site, and much more to keep everybody entertained, including the wonderfully detailed PECO Model Railway Exhibition and Model Shop.
For more information visit www.pecorama.co.uk
Discover jewellery handcrafted by local designers
Nestled amongst the historic cobbled streets in the Barbican area of Plymouth, Victoria Sewart Jewellery presents a beautiful display of bespoke pieces in its spacious gallery. Having studied and taught for over ten years at Plymouth’s College for Art and Design, Victoria has a wealth of expertise to bring to the gallery and set it up as a space to capture the abundant creativity that surrounds us here in the south west. You can trust the friendly team of jewellers to find the ideal piece for you, and if you want something really unique then why not try one of their popular workshop classes. So, get down to the gallery today and discover handcrafted pieces of jewellery that will steal your heart and maybe even make your own!
For more information call 01752 220011 or visit www.victoriasewart.com
Go wild in the meadows at Goren Festival this June!
Set in 70 acres of picturesque pastureland at Stockland near Honiton, Goren Festival features live music, crafts and activities for children, all with a nature-based theme. The festival, which takes place from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July, is specifically aimed at families
with younger children, promoting wildlife and sustainability in a safe, natural environment.
Free-range families can relax and enjoy the delicious food on offer, including organic, vegan and gluten-free options, from hand stretched, wood-fired pizzas and home-reared meats, to fish and chips, crepes, jacket potatoes and even a chocolate fountain!
With a fantastic musical line up and a whole host of activities, including archery, circus skill workshops, wood, clay and metalworking, forest skills and bug hunts (to name but a few!), Goren Festival is ideal if you’re starting to plan your family’s summer itinerary!
For more information visit www.goren.co.uk/festival
The Fresh Coffee Company keeps Devon ticking
An inspiring and environmentally sensitive independent Devon-based business is ensuring the county is kept topped up and refuelled with the finest coffee and tea. As founder of The Fresh Coffee Company, Murray tells us it has been a busy spring so far.
“With SUNDAY-Coffee we sponsor Surfrider Foundation Europe, with one percent of our sales proceeds going to the foundation and we are also a member of the Surfers Against Sewage ‘250-club’. This month we have been working with The Rockpool in Gwithian, sponsoring their SAS beach clean on Godrevy beach, with free coffee to all those involved and a hamper of coffee goodies as a raffle prize.” If you would like to be a part of the SUNDAY-Coffee story too then why not get in contact with Murray now?
For more information visit www.thefreshcoffeecompany.com