Cornwall LivingIssue #84

No place like home

Are you looking for some inspiration for your next renovation, extension, self-build or interiors project? Then make sure to visit the Home and Lifestyle Show at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge on 4th and 5th May.


Style your space

Duke Stone of Cornwall

With a service like no other and using only the best natural materials, Duke Stone of Cornwall guarantees a dream finish and second-to-none service that focuses on you. 

Sponsors of the Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show, Duke Stone are experienced stonemasons and specialise in the design and manufacture of natural stone products for any domestic or commercial setting. They are specialists in the supply and manufacture of hand-crafted quartz and granite worktops, vanities, fireplaces and hearths. They’re passionate about stone and take pride in the quality of their work and their skill in meeting each customer’s individual requirements, however large or small.

They have a large selection of beautiful stone slabs, samples, tiles and setts from around the world at their workshops and also champion the use of traditional British stone. In addition, they also work with Cornish sculptors and artisans to create bespoke stone commissions, so you can really create a one-of-a-kind space.

With access to an extensive range of colours and finishes in granite, marble, limestone and quartz, along side their in-depth knowledge, flexible approach, reliability and driven by a love of stone, they can ensure that they’ll achieve the results you want in the most cost effective way.

Why not pop in for a coffee and a chat with their experienced team to discuss your next project?


Cosy Cornish cottages

Choosing the right people to let your holiday home is incredibly important, but you can rest assured that with decades of experience helping thousands of owners like you get the most from their holiday homes, make the whole experience enjoyable, hassle-free and most of all, a success. is home to a number of unique and inspiring collections, curated by their cottage experts. Each collection within the family offers something different, so that all holidaymakers can find the perfect break, wherever it may be and whatever they are looking for.

As their name suggests, love everything about cottages, holiday homes and cottage holidays. They are there to help you choose from over 21,000 independently vetted holiday properties. Plus, all of their properties benefit from a Visit Britain Grading and the latest up to date health and safety audit, along with photos to make the most of your property.

By joining them, your property will automatically be marketed on the website, as well as through a handpicked selection of their collections. They also feature thousands of other properties, so if your holiday home isn’t classed as a cottage, would still love to feature it on their website! They will work with you to decide which collections will work best for your property, showcasing it in the right way to maximise every possible booking opportunity, therefore delivering you more income. has over 50 local experts and eight local office teams based throughout the UK. They all live and work in the areas they operate and the majority were born and bred there too. What’s more, unlike most large letting agents, their local experts offer face-to-face support and advice whenever you need it – not just at the initial property visit.

For a free guide to letting visit their website or call 0345 268 1846. 


Warmth and texture

KOBER Lighting

‘Bringing warmth, texture and character through lighting to your interior spaces.’

From humble beginnings, KOBER was formed in a garden shed in Cornwall, from the desire to create simple elegant lighting.

Meaning ‘copper’ in Cornish, KOBER draws inspiration from the Cornish mining heritage, with a mission to make each piece bespoke. In an age of environmental pressure, reclaimed and reusable materials are prioritised to be at the heart of the finished product.

In a world of mass produced products, KOBER’s core purpose is to capture the essence of uniqueness. To achieve this, they are constantly experimenting with a variety of industrial materials. The pieces are all inspired by current trends, while creating a style of their own.


Delightful lighting

Holdcroft Lighting & Home

If you’re looking for statement lighting that satisfies both style and function, then look no further than the bespoke lighting services of Holdcroft Lighting and Home. You may just find the lighting of your dreams.

Located in Bude, Holdcroft offer bespoke lighting designs to suit every space, from home to office, and even your garden, transforming your space into an image of perfection.

Holdcroft showcases a myriad of products available to retail and trade customers alike, including decorative LED light bulbs, ceiling lights, wall lights, IP rated bathroom and exterior lighting, LED strip lighting and a large selection of table and floor lamps.

Talk to the knowledgeable team about lighting designs and all the latest products or simply browse their webpage for some inspiration. They offer bespoke lighting to suite any space from the design, right through to fitting, so you can rest assured that everything will be taken care of.


A taste of Cornwall

Little piece of Cornwall subscription box

You don’t have to be in Cornwall to experience Cornish products – Little piece of Cornwall delivers them straight to your door! 

The little piece of Cornwall subscription box is something that has been created so that you can take a little piece of Cornwall with you wherever you go. The only subscription box in Cornwall that gives you a little taste of what Cornwall has to offer, each and every month. 

Whether you have memories that you cherish of previous holidays here, live in the county, hope to live here one day or are planning a visit; the Little piece of Cornwall subscription box offers you a hand-picked selection of treats and products from some of the best brands ‘born and bred’ here.

Make sure to stop by the Cornwall Living stand at the Cornwall Home and Lifestyle show to peruse the boxes and perhaps order one for yourself with an exclusive Home Show discount code.