Cornish charms

The grass-fed cows (above) of Callestick Farm in Cornwall produce milk with a high fat content, perfect for making Callestick's famous clotted cream ice cream. Cornwall's romantic mist-covered coves and rugged windswept cliffs (left) are a draw for t
Cornwall's romantic mist-covered coves and rugged windswept cliffs (above) are a draw for tourists. ST PHOTO: LYDIA VASKO
The grass-fed cows (above) of Callestick Farm in Cornwall produce milk with a high fat content, perfect for making Callestick's famous clotted cream ice cream. Cornwall's romantic mist-covered coves and rugged windswept cliffs (left) are a draw for t
The Lost Gardens of Heligan boasts beautiful productive gardens that grow more than 300 varieties of mostly heritage fruit and vegetables, such as these pumpkins (above).ST PHOTO: LYDIA VASKO

Cornwall was not associated with good food, but that is changing, with award-winning chefs creating unbeatable cuisine with produce from the area

Cornwall's windswept cliffs, charming fishing villages and scenic shores have long been a favourite destination for Britons looking for a holiday close to home.

Hundreds of white and golden sand beaches that unfurl into turquoise waves along the coast, and seaside resort towns such as St Ives have been enticing visitors with fresh air and spectacular vistas since the Victorian times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 25, 2018, with the headline 'Cornish charms'. Print Edition | Subscribe