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My fave places: Tia Tamblyn, Botelet

Tia Tamblyn, writer, foodie, masseuse and all round wellness and sustainable living aficionado shares her favourite places across Cornwall. Where shall we go first?

Image by John Hersey, Holes in the World Studio

In our recurring series, we invite people who live in, work in, or have connections to Cornwall to share their favourite places.

Tia (and her husband Richard) are the fifth generation of the Tamblyn family to live, work and look after the ancient farm at Botelet. Whilst we can’t stay at Botelet right now, nor gather for their Breakfast Club, or even visit for a wonderful therapeutic massage that Tia offers, we can still dream of places to visit and discover new beaches, walks and views.

Over to you Tia, tell us more!

The turn of each season always brings with it a reminder of what’s to love – and right now I’m definitely feeling the draw of crunchy, colourful walks with the kids and autumnal evenings by the fire – although missing being able to do more of that with friends.

Swimming beach

Lantivet Bay with its craggy coves which hold endless opportunities for swimming, rockpooling, snorkelling and playing.  The children always tear across the field that leads to the bay, we all feel such a sense of release and uplift as the horizon gives way to the ocean.  

Walk / view

It’s hard to beat the view as you walk west around Rame Head – the bramble-lined path opens up into moorland, dotted with a wild pony or two.  We always pause to take in the view at the tiny ancient chapel perched above the headland, then as you descend the vista opens up and miles of sandy beach beckon.  It’s a little slice of heaven.

Shop / business

Interior of Alice in Scandiland shop Lostwithiel Cornwall

I’m very grateful to have Alice in Scandiland’s shop located in our nearby town, Lostwithiel.  The aesthetic as you walk into the shop makes my eyes pop, there are always so many carefully considered artisan and upcycled homeware gems to be found.  

Cafe / restaurant

I’m a huge fan of Emily Scott’s pared-back, seasonal approach to cooking. My best eat-out over the summer was a visit to her pop-up restaurant at Watergate Bay -which has sadly now ended its residency, so I can’t wait to make an autumn visit to The St Tudy Inn to enjoy her food by the fire.

Find more of Tia’s work at tiatamblyn.com and follow her on Instagram at @breakfast_and_beyond.

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