Daytripping in Falmouth and the surrounds…
For our wedding anniversary we had a long weekend in Cornwall. It was beautiful and blustery just like it had been 4 years ago on our honeymoon. This time we checked into the Fistral beach hotel near Newquay which was perched overlooking Fistral beach, a stunning surfers cove which was perfect for people-watching from our balcony.
We visited surrounding National Trust properties, enjoyed the countryside and beaches and on one day decided to visit Falmouth and the surrounds to soak in the autumnal colours and displays. Here we discovered Willow and Stone, a beautiful hotchpotch of homeware and paper-based wares with a fun stationery collection which included Rifle Paper Co (so some ‘essential’ stocking up of cards was done). For lunch we went further afield to a quieter spot to a restaurant designed by Interior Architect Kathryn Tyler called Gylle Beach Cafe which sits directly on this sandy beach.
The food was fresh and tasty but we were studiously taking in her interior design for inspiration on our own home renovation project. Specifically we loved the thin cladding contrasting against a black background with pops of colour and greenery from these simple boxouts.
Kathryn had also cleverly introduced beautifully designed details such as the scalloped layered plywood on the bar itself:
It had a simple clean aesthetic but it felt like a personalised warm space so there were many tips we took from it. Even if you’re not planning your own home renovation its a great place to go with family and friends – even very young kids. The vibe is most definitely relaxed, friendly and orientated towards that glorious beach to walk off the effects of that donut…!