The Links page of the Living In Cornwall website, is intended as a directory
and will refer to anything and everything, which, generally, I have
had first hand experience of, could be of interest or provide useful
information. I don't intend to use it for comment or as a critique,
just to help anyone hoping to live in Cornwall either permanently or
for a holiday. The links below are unpaid for.
To Visit | Restaurants | Producers | Places
to Stay | Plants
& Gardens | Things we like
The live BRENDA WOOTTON CD "ALL OF ME" -
Buy now from www.brendawootton.com
THE EDEN PROJECT. You too can walk through
the gardens at Eden and the amazing biomes; the inspirational project
conceived by the innovator of modern Cornwall, Tim Smidt (sorry Rick!)
TATE AT ST.IVES. A wonderfully designed,
contemporary gallery, overlooking Porthmeor Beach and home to the St.Ives
School of Art and fine examples of the work of Bernard Leach.
LEACH POTTERY. Visit the actual workshop
where the potter's pursuit of beauty inspired by Japanese philosophy
flourished in the form of stoneware and porcelain.
DAISY DUNLOP JEWELLERY. Her work has an
ethereal quality, romantic yet contemporary, hand cast resin jewellery
in soft, irregular shapes, imbedded with poetry, petals, plants, collage,
silk, precious stones.
GARDENS IN CORNWALL This website is a
forum for Cornwall's Gardeners, Gardens and their visitors. Contributions
are welcomed from across Cornwall."
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This is a cross-section of some of the places we have eaten; there are
so many terrific places in the county that I couldn't list them all.
THE OLIVE GROVE at Perranarworthal, is
set in the beautiful grounds of Cornish Garden Nurseries. A very special,
relaxed and pretty cafe bistro offering gluten and diary free options.
This flexible venue is great for tapas evenings to gorgeously gooey cakes
and weddings to parties.
GREENHOUSE RESTAURANT. This simple, small
cafe/bistro in St. Keverne provides well cooked, modern, rustic food
with an ambience more reminiscent of a Continental cafe Check out the
SEADRIFT KITCHEN CAFE is a stone's throw
from Porthleven harbour and is popular with both visitors and locals.
The fish is so fresh it almost jumps from the fishing boat into your
plate! Coastal chic meets relaxed diner and dogs are welcome.
FIFTEEN - CORNWALL - Watergate Bay. Lovely
food in a stunning location at Watergate Bay near Newquay, founded by
Jamie Oliver the restaurant offers an innovative menu of the best seasonal
and local produce, prepared by talented young chefs. Read more about
our visit and see pictures on this page.
THE SHIP INN - Mawgan, Nr. Helston. I
can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. Casual, informal, in an
old Cornish pub with food 'to die for' cooked lovingly by award winning
chef Greg Laskey. A warm welcome from Allison and the staff, the menu
is small but exciting (the best double baked cheese souffle you're ever
likely to eat). Tel. 01326 221240
THE BAY Restaurant- Hotel Penzance. I
wouldn't usually recommend a restaurant in a hotel, however, The Bay
in Hotel Penzance ticks the boxes for a special occasion. Inside it's
light, airy and modern in a comfortable way with fabulous views across
the town and Mounts Bay. We had the nine course taster menu (it was my
birthday!) and a perfect celebration of the best in Cornish produced
food; scallops, lobster bisque which rated 9.5 on my taste gauge, cod,
beef. and dessert was a little mouthfuls of deliciousness!
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Cornwall just can't help itself when it comes to producing the best
of locally grown food that's possible to find and when I can, I buy nothing
that's wrapped several times in cardboard and plastic. This isn't to
say that I spend too much time sourcing it, as it tends to come to my
NEWLYN FISH. 12.30 every Wednesday, Danny
calls with the back of his little van full of the best of the catch displayed
on ice, much of it caught from day boats off the Cornish shore.
CLOTTED CREAM, FUDGE, ICE CREAM and everything
scrummy that comes from the milk of free-grazing Jersey cows. The cream;
primrose-yellow, lusciously-rich, divinely dollopy... this isn't just
any clotted cream, this is Roskilly's silky, seductively-smooth Cornish
clotted cream! The ice cream comes in a load of flavours, new for 2009
are jelly berry and rock choc, however, the originals like Honeycombe
Crunch and Tiramisu take some beating. The Croust House opens daily into
the evening and does bbq's in summer months.
CHILDRENS' CLOTHES. A fabulous collection
of groovy kids' clothes made from woven organic cotton. Kurt and Lucy
started their business with the ethic of kindness towards children and
PURE NUFF STUFF
Pure Nuff Stuff are passionate about making completely natural skincare,
toiletries and cosmetics. Coming from years of searching for affordable
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Places to stay
There are so many website for places to stay, I wouldn't know
where to begin if asked to suggest somewhere. Here are a couple of which
I've had recent experience.
HOLIDAY CORNWALL. A collection of
stunning waterside and country homes, mostly around the Helford estuary
and Maenporth, near Falmouth. Cottages, farmhouses and fabulous, apartments.
TREWORGEY. Near Looe, this one-time farm
with ruined outbuildings has been gradually converted into a complex
of lovely holiday cottages in the heart of the countryside and overlooking
the Looe estuary.
Offers quality self catering accommodation in the South West of Cornwall.
From character cottages to harbour front apartments - Experience the
magic of Cornwall
RETALLACK RESORT. This luxury family resort offers great holidays with
hot tubs! Sit back and unwind amongst stunning scenery, the resort has
a restaurant and pool and is near the resorts of Newquay and Padstow.
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Things we like
CORNWALL ON FACEBOOK
Join Cornwall's largest Facebook Fan Page with photos, discussions
and information on events for both locals and visitors alike.
THE CORNWALL CHANNEL. I love being able to give a link to this site.
It's Cornwall's very own digital channel and as local as clotted cream
and pasties. If you've anything you'd like to have covered, or to book
an ad. call Shane. 01726 932999. Sky 212 and Freesat 401, Monday evening
THE FEDERATION OF OLD CORNWALL SOCIETIES
The Organisation for those who love Cornwall. "Cuntelleugh an brewyon
us gesys na vo kellys travyth" (Gather up the
fragments that are left that nothing be lost.)
Manually Edited Cornish Directory With Links, News, Weather and Information
For Cornwall UK
An on-line guide for indigenous Celtic culture with information
about all things Cornish.
An extensive personal collection of Cornish links which are both useful
Collections on CD of photographs of Cornwall by Charles Winpenny
Things you need to know before moving to Cornwall.
WALKING THE STORIES OF CORNWALL
Take a leisurely and entertaining walk with 'walkitcornwall' who unravel
the layers of Cornwall's unique landscape. Day walks and walking breaks
SAVE WEST CORNWALL MOORS
Areas of Cornish heath are being imprisoned within barbed wire fences
to stop the public appreciation of nature in the name of bio-diversity.Check
THE DAY THAT...
High quality framed photographs of the dawn on your special day, evoking
all the emotion and significance of that memorable occasion. These
really are the most distinctive of personalised gifts.
PINK PEARTREE - wedding stationery, cards and
Every kind of card imaginable, personalised with names and dates for
special occasions. Also, a wide range of photo cards, for more details
on the website.
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Plants and Gardens
After the killer frosts and raping easterly wind that rode like a Valkyrie
through our gardens destroying and pillaging defenceless plants, not
to mention our village flood of almost biblical proportions last summer.
Here are a
few places that I can recommend.
Anything and everything for gardeners of
all levels to share information and be inspired. For the latest in visits,
events, nurseries, suppliers and courses in the County.
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