Live Like A Local

Whenever we’re travelling through the south coast, we love to make a stop at some of the best of Cornwall’s independent shops. Not only because they are filled with an incredible selection of locally sourced produce, but also because it’s an opportunity to discover the inspiring work of local artisans.

Visiting Cornwall’s independent shops is a wonderful way to see first-hand the inspiring community at the heart of this beautiful part of the world. If you’re planning a stay at one of our Cornwall properties, we highly recommend visiting one of the following stores for a real taste of Cornish living.

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NO. 56

No.56 is a contemporary homeware and clothing shop in Penzance. With a collection of carefully considered objects, they are passionate about sharing simple and timeless craftsmanship, as well as the beauty of natural materials such as linens, wood and ceramics. Working with small-scale producers and craftspeople, the shop has an evolving mix of handcrafted homewares and clothing, organic skin care products and stationery. With a website alongside their store, you’re never far away from a NO.56 purchase.

14 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4AW

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TORO STUDIO

Cornwall's independent shops

Toro is a home & indoor plant specialist located in Falmouth. Supporting and collaborating with local makers and small brands, they also sell handmade ceramics and botanical-wares. Toro is dedicated to showing how plants have the power to change the dynamics of a space, cleansing the air and helping to uplift our spirits. By offering expert guidance on how to maintain and care for your plants, they are a wonderful source of inspiration for anyone passionate about nature.

Old Brewery Yard, High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2BY

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PLUMBLINE

Cornwall's independent shops

Showcasing the artistic spirit of the St Ives community, Plumbline exhibits craft and design led products that are considered useful and beautiful. Situated opposite the Barbara Hepworth Museum, this is a wonderful place to discover the work of local artists. Producing products with colour palettes both inspired by the muted earthy tones and brought colours of St Ives during the different seasons, the variety at Plumbline is inspiring.

2 Barnoon Hill, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR261AD

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TEMPLE

Cornwall's independent shops

This colourful eatery & shop in Bude, North Cornwall is a calming place to shop and relax, whilst enjoying good food and organic wines. Celebrating fashion and culture, Temple showcases a range of thoughtfully curated lifestyle, homeware and clothing brands, such as Honest Skincare, Edwin, Stussy and Champion, alongside local Cornish makers.

Their restaurant cooks with seasonal produce and adds a modern twist to all cuisines. Perhaps why Temple was a runner up in The Observer’s Food Monthly Awards 2019. Head Chef Craig Treggoning says his small team and plethora of ingredients available make for a harmonious kitchen. We recommend the Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

Cornwall's independent shops

10 Granville Terrace, Bude, EX23 8JZ

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OPEN

Open, in St Agnes, is a must-visit for those who love to surf. This experimental space is dedicated to the craft of surfboard shaping, as well as sharing knowledge through workshops. They also run a coffee shop, which makes this a perfect space to relax and enjoy being in the company of those who fully embrace surfing as a way of life. Crisp, contemporary and cool, Open is a great space for the real surfers of Cornwall.

Cornwall's independent shops

Wheal Kitty Workshops, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0RD

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ACADEMY & CO.

Cornwall's independent shops

Founded in 2007, Academy & Co. is a clothing and lifestyle store located in St Ives. With three stores across the seaside town, they have become a firm favourite amongst locals who love their collection of contemporary brands and enduring objects. With everything from skincare to woolly jumpers, both men and women’s lines can be found and whether you’re treating yourself or looking for a special gift, you are sure to find something at Acadamey & Co.

Lifeboat Hill, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1LE

WHERE TO STAY

Plan a lovely week or weekend by the coast wandering between the independent shops whilst staying at one of our varied Cornwall properties. Discover your ideal retreat and book online.