MAKING THE MOVE TO CORNWALL: CAMELLIA INTERIORS

PUBLISHED: 11:08 11 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:42 30 August 2017

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Thinking of moving to Cornwall? We ask people who have made the move successfully for their tips

The designers that make up Newquay’s Camelia Interiors share more than a passion for stunning design – they also all made the move to Cornwall from all corners of the UK

Marketing manager and Lesley Sterling moved from Wales in the summer of 2012, quoting the lifestyle and lack of snow and ice,’ as a major factor.

Her advice to anyone thinking of moving? Why wait?’

Lesley's Quick Kernow

Favourite beach: Rock

Favourite walk: any National Trust subtropical gardens

Favourite place to eat: The Old Ale House, central Truro

Favourite flavour of Cornwall: fresh fish and Cornish salt

Interior designer Jo Ellis moved to Cornwall 11 years ago from Coventry – she came to study in Falmouth – and like many students never went home

Cornwall is a beautiful place to live,’ she says.

Jo's Quick Kernow

Favourite beach: Perranporth

Favourite walk: Poldice valley, Crofthandy

Favourite place to eat: Phillps Bakery, Hayle

Favourite flavour of Cornwall: Cornish Pasty!

Showroom manager Cara Moores is the only one to live in Cornwall all her life – although she has only been at Camelia for two weeks.

My advice to anyone else thinking of moving to Cornwall is be prepared for a lifestyle change. One that involves a more relaxed approach to everything!’

Cara's Quick Kernow

Favourite beach: Gwenver

Favourite walk: Anywhere around the coast

Favourite place to eat: Clay Quay Porthleven

Favourite flavour of Cornwall: Jam, clotted cream and scones

Interior Designer Sarah Scully moved to Cornwall in 2010 from Leighton Buzzard (Nr Milton Keynes) to go to university.

Cornwall is an inspirational place to study and live,’ she says. She had an internship at Camellia which turned into a full-time job last year. If you want a relaxed lifestyle and access to beautiful countryside and beaches then Cornwall is the place for you,’ she says.

Sarah's Quick Kernow

Favourite beach: Durgan - Helford Passage

Favourite walk: Coastal path Falmouth to Maenporth

Favourite place to eat: Potager green house cafe and garden - (Vegan food) Great for tea and cake

Favourite flavour of Cornwall: Local honey (Tregothan)

PA Helen Piper returned to Cornwall after a stint in London in 2001, to get back to the South West and surf’, she says. If you are thinking of moving to Cornwall? Do it! The lifestyle is great and the scenery/landscape is fabulous.’

Camellia’s managing director Elaine Skinner started it all. She moved from Dorset in 1994 after falling in love with Cornwall and started the company.

Just do it and don’t look back!’ she says to anyone thinking of making the move.

Helen's Quick Kernow

Favourite beach: Sennen

Favourite walk: Pentire Headland

Favourite place to eat: Porthminster Café

Favourite flavour of Cornwall: Oysters and 'Penny Come Quick’ by Skinners of course!

Marketing assistant Sophie Brough-Ortonmoved to Cornwall just six months ago from Staffordshire, West Midlands

She was attracted by the job opportunities – she applied online for her job and the active lifestyle’.

Her advice to anyone thinking of making the move? Bring a wetsuit!’

Sophie's Quick Kernow

Favourite beach: Crantock (had my best surf there so far!)

Favourite walk: Trelissick Gardens

Favourite place to eat: The Red Lion (it’s my local!)

Favourite flavour of Cornwall: Mussels

Design support manager Lottie Miller studied at Falmouth University and stayed on.

I wanted to be in the design industry so walked in off the street and asked for work experience,’ she says of her role at Camellia.

Lottie's Quick Kernow

Favourite beach: Polly Joke

Favourite walk: Mullion to Porth LevenFavourite place to eat: The wheel house in Falmouth

Favourite flavour: shellfish

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