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Britain’s St Tropez, the Kensington of Cornwall or a foodie mecca? Whatever its attractions, the village of Rock has plenty to offer its visitors and locals alike
Famous for its photo-op signpost and family visitor centre, it’s easy to forget the most south-westerly point of mainland Britain, sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty home to an array of fantastic inhabitants. Carol Burns takes a walk on the wild side at Land’s End
Take the winding road leading from Camborne, head south towards Helston, before reaching Praze-an-Beeble the eagle-eyed will spot a pretty Morris Minor marking the entrance to Trevoole farm: home to Beth and Travis Stevens who bought what was a ramshackle smallholding and a three-acre field 11 years ago, although at the time they weren’t entirely sure what they’d acquired as the brambles were head-height and virtually impenetrable.
Thirty years ago Port Isaac was just another picturesque village on the North Cornwall coast exuding an air of innocence. Along Fore Street pretty colour-washed cottages leaned against each other facing out across the harbour. The Grade 11 listed Old School House was a place to enjoy a cream tea and the original Life Boat Station building housed the Post Office and served as general store. In the 1980s Port Isaac had its own chemist, The Drugstore, with a connecting door to the adjoining miniscule Fish Shop, which served the best fish and chips and Cornish pasties for miles around to a steady stream of visitors.
St Ives is synonymous with art. most philistine visiors will know are drawn in by the galleries, open studios and craftmakers that are such a vital part of the local economy and as much of an attraction for visitors as the incredible light found there is for artists.
The Padstow Mussel Co. is a stunning range of ‘inspirational interiors inspired by the Cornish seaside’ runs the web copy, and we can find little to disagree.
Last year the national honey survey reported that the honey harvest across the country was down 72 per cent on 2011, with beekeepers across the South West only scraping seven pounds per hive, compared to a yearly average of thirty pounds.
Volunteers who worked at the 2013 Cornwall Spring Flower Show at Bocconoc were thanked for their efforts at a garden party hosted by Andrew Leslie, Chair of Cornwall Garden Society.
Entering the garden at the side of the house through a low wooden door hardly prepares you for what is to come, this space is cleverly packaged up in to smaller areas, using the characterful hedges, each paddock with its own distinct personality. Creating a garden around an existing feature like the hedges; full of history and age gives the garden a relaxed, rambling feel that truly sets the tone. You’ll find no contrivances at Primrose Farm; a 3½ acre former smallholding just outside Skinners Bottom near Redruth.
A Christmas Fair to be held at The Vean on the Caerhays estate will be more ambitious than ever before and promises to provide a true seasonal treat for visitors.
The amazing Mousehole lights celebrate their golden anniversary this year and promise to be bigger and better than ever before.
Although the racing is Flat, the drinks are anything but as Ascot welcomes the popular annual Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival for a seventh year, on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October.
Be in with the chance of winning 4 Premier Admission tickets to The Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival
TThis is a medium length, easy walk (around 4½ miles) in the Bodmin Moor section of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) writes Peter Maxted.
To celebrate the new slate waymarkers now decorating Cornwall’s coastal paths, this month we follow one if its incredible walks from Portreath to Hayle taking in some incredible beach and cliff views of the sea and land.
This handy guide will help you decide accommodation and attractions to visit in the South West this summer.
Tom explains his love for one pot dishes, and shares a fantastic Oxtail Stew recipe
Tom Parker Bowles offers a few basic tips for barbecuing, as well as a Marinated Leg of Lamb Recipe...
The perfect winter recipe which you can enjoy yourself or can be given as a great homemade gift...
John Betjeman was one of the best known poets, writers and broadcasters of the 20th century.
I first met Ed Rowe, aka the Kernow King, in a nightclub in Newquay when, rather incongruously, we were both ‘on duty’ at a beauty contest which the company we were both then working for was sponsoring.
Kari Herbert first dipped her toes in the ice-cold waters of the Arctic at just 10 months old when her father, the explorer Sir Wally Herbert, moved the family to live among the Inuit people. She tells Carol Burns about how he inspired her life - and her work