Cornwall LivingIssue #97

The furniture experts

Founded in 1811, for over 200 years, Alfred Smith & Son has provided customers in the south west with a ‘one-stop’ solution to all of their furnishing needs.

Proud to be Cornwall’s oldest family run business, Alfred Smith & Son in Penzance combines a comprehensive range of products with detailed industry knowledge, catering to every possible home improvement scenario. In short, whether you’re considering a complete refurbishment, or are updating a single room, at Alfred Smith, you’ll find absolutely everything you need.

“We carefully select the ranges we offer for quality and value for money”

Perhaps you’re replacing your floor coverings? No problem! You’ll find ranges from leading suppliers such as Brintons, Crucial Trading, Amtico and Karndean, to name just a few, and with a helpful team on hand to advise you on your options, you can rest assured that you’ll find the perfect solution for your home. The best part is, they can even handle the installation – removing all of the stress from what should, after all, be an exciting purchase.

The same applies to window treatments; whether you’re in search of simple roller blinds, or dressings for ‘problem’ windows, the team are experts at helping you find a solution that suits your style and, most importantly, your budget. “There is not a lot we haven’t seen before,” explains business owner, Sue Calvert, so you know you’re in safe hands!

As we’ve already mentioned, Alfred Smith specialises in furniture. As Sue says: “That’s our main business. We carefully select the ranges we offer for quality and value for money. We will even check if the furniture will go in before you order and, of course, deliver and set it up for you. It’s all part of the service.”

If you’re updating your bedroom, you’ll be pleased to know that in store there are more than 40 different beds on display. This means that you can ‘try before you buy’ – comparing all the different combinations of frames and mattresses, before making an informed decision with help from the friendly team.

Perhaps you own a holiday home here in the Duchy? If so, as well as all of the above, Alfred Smith & Son can store your orders, and co-ordinate deliveries and installations to fit your schedule, which is a real lifesaver if you’re managing the project from outside of the county!

With a personable approach to customer service – one that goes the extra mile to help alleviate the stresses of home-improvement – it’s fair to say that Alfred Smith & Son, Cornwall’s oldest family run business, is much more than just a furniture store.


Alfred Smith & Son

01736 363134

"We carefully select the ranges we offer for quality and value for money"