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Enjoy art, coffee and accommodation at Elerkey Guest House
Set in the heart of the picturesque village of Veryan, Elerkey Guest House offers four-star en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation from February until November.
You’ll also find Elerkey Gallery & Coffee Shop onsite, offering a wonderful selection of freshly prepared savoury food, homemade cakes, ice cream and, of course, delicious Cornish cream teas. There’s also a permanent exhibition original paintings and fine art prints for sale by resistant artist, Harvey Graver and delightful handmade jewellery by Harvey’s granddaughter Maria. Harvey works in all mediums and has a variety of subjects, including old Cornwall, local scenes, horses and farming, Falmouth working boats and a number of others. He’s always happy to discuss his paintings with you, and if you love his work, you’ll be pleased to know that commissions can be taken for original paintings too!
For more information and opening times call Anne on 01872 501261 or visit www.elerkeyguesthouse.co.uk
Introducing Insoll Interiors
With open studio workshops, Insoll Interiors allows you to see your upholstery, curtains and blinds be brought to life by a fully trained team of experts who champion traditional and modern methods to create bespoke items.
Brought to the Roseland and run by Gemma Insoll, the team have a relaxed atmosphere in which to help their clients find the best possible fabrics and accessories.
So, whether you’re looking to simply replace your curtains or completely refurnish your living space, you can pop in and browse the beautiful stock of homewares on display at the Insoll Interiors showroom (Unit 2, The Yard, Portscatho) and choose from handpicked items from makers both here in Cornwall and around the globe.
The best part is that Insoll Interiors offers a full service from start to finish, from the design of a one-off bespoke item, to the complete installation of your furnishings.
For more information call 01872 581917 or visit Insoll Interiors on Facebook.
Treats for you and your four legged friends
Based in Mevagissey, Teacup Tearoom prides itself on providing sustenance for you and your four-legged friends. Owner Lis Brown tells us: “We may be small but we believe in creating a welcoming atmosphere, whether you’re on your own, with friends or with your canine companions.” The team really go the extra mile providing dog beds, towels, treats and water bowls for your furry friends. One customer says of their experience: “The newly opened vintage tearoom is beautifully decorated and probably the most dog-friendly café I’ve ever been to.” It’s such a welcoming change to have your dog made just as comfortable as you. Not only does Teacup cater to your pooches, it also caters for any dietary requirements, providing gluten and dairy free options at no extra cost.
For more information call 07535 747594 or visit www.teacuptearoom.com
St Austell’s hidden gem
Tidily tucked away in a corner of St Austell’s town square is Mr Small’s Cornish Taphouse, a drinker’s paradise just waiting to be discovered. This wonderful venue is discreet in its appearance and subtle in its approach, offering stylish and comfortable surroundings in which visitors can enjoy a huge range of local drinks. Labelled as a micropub and coffee house, Mr. Small’s brings together two local offerings under the same roof being both a café and a beer, gin, wine and cider bar. In addition, it also boasts an impressive craft bottle shop, allowing visitors to take home local drinks as well as jams, teas, oils, gift packs and the like. If that wasn’t enough, they’ve even managed to fit in a small art gallery displaying local artists’ work.
For more information call 07836 776003, visit www.cornishtaphouse.com or Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @cornishtaphouse
A diamond achievement
Join the Cornish Seal Sanctuary to celebrate its diamond anniversary this summer! From 21st July until 2nd September you can swim through history and learn all about the sanctuary’s origins, from humble beginnings in 1958 to the record year of seal rescue today. Take part in a guided historic tour where you can learn about how seal rescue has changed, or take a moment in the Seal Cinema where you can sit back and enjoy a visual journey through the last 60 years. There are also daily talks and seal feeds as well as fun and games for all the family!
For more information call 01326 221361 or visit www.visitsealife.com/gweek
Experience a luxurious family stay at the Fowey Hall Hotel
All of us have those moments where we dream of what life would be like in a Victorian mansion, well now’s your chance to find out. Fowey Hall Hotel has all the character of a coastal manor, with the relaxed atmosphere of a country house and the added benefit of putting families first including your canine companions! Enjoy two hours of free childcare each day in the Ofsted-registered den, giving you
the time to indulge in a luxurious spa treatment or a leisurely lunch for two. Kids can play in the extensive grounds, paint pictures and babies are catered for with bottle warmers, cots and even a baby listening service so you can enjoy a romantic dinner without worrying about your little one.
For more information call 01726 833866 or visit foweyhallhotel.co.uk
Unique gift ideas and interior design pieces at The Grey Lurcher
Nestled at the top of Falmouth’s high street is The Grey Lurcher, an eclectic store that sells an ever-changing selection of gifts, cards and interior design pieces. You can always trust The Grey Lurcher to provide you with brilliant gift ideas for friends and family, and if you want to get creative then be sure to check out the Annie Sloan chalk paints. These paints are a real game changer, allowing you to transform pieces of furniture like wooden chairs and tables and give them a vintage French feel. If you like the concept but don’t know where to start, then why not join one of the workshop programme running this autumn that will teach you how to make the most of your paints?
For more information call 01326 618240 or visit TheGreyLurcher on Facebook and Instagram