Links for Cornwall

Website Links
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

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To Visit

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 SPECIALS nights.

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 door!

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 the planet.

Pure Nuff Stuff are passionate about making completely natural skincare, toiletries and cosmetics. Coming from years of searching for affordable products.

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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

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 at 9pm

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 and idiosyncratic.

Collections on CD of photographs of Cornwall by Charles Winpenny

Things you need to know before moving to Cornwall.

Take a leisurely and entertaining walk with 'walkitcornwall' who unravel the layers of Cornwall's unique landscape. Day walks and walking breaks

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 facts!

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 gifts
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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