December 2018’s Ambassadors of the Month: Kate and Julian Caunce

Christmas is well on the way and this festive season we’ve got two new ambassadors of the month. Kate and Julian Caunce run a series of self-catering holiday cottages and a B&B near St Ives. They love to share their cultural experiences with guests, from enjoying outdoor adventures to visiting local arts venues. They are also passionate about local #plasticfree initiatives and are implementing their own strategies to reduce the use of plastic. Read on for an insight into their favourite places in Cornwall.

  1. Name / name of business / whereabouts in Cornwall are you based?

    Kate and Julian Caunce from Chypons Farm Cottages and B&B in Nancledra, near St Ives.

    Chypons Farm

  2. What have you done to promote Cornwall’s heritage and culture?

    Enjoy it and then share it with guests to our cottages and B&B.

  3. What has been your most useful Cornwall 365 experience or tool?

    All the experiences and training are valuable.

  4. Best experience you’ve experienced (in Cornwall)

    Living here.

  5. The family taken care of. The business is taken care of. What is your perfect day & evening in Cornwall?

    Breakfast at Scarlets Bistro in Lelant, then a walk on the beach and coastal path, dinner at The Tinners Arms in Zennor followed by folk night.

  6. You have free tickets to the performance of your choice. Who would you take with you (living or dead)?


  7. Most unusual performance space you have been to?

    The Minack Theatre at Porthcurno.

    Minack Theatre Cornwall 365

    Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  8. Best live music venue in Cornwall

    The Eden Sessions.

  9. Your favourite walk?

    Prussia Cove to Perranuthnoe.

  10. Best place in Cornwall to get food?

    For breakfast – Scarlets Bistro in Lelant, for lunch –  Fat Apples Café and for dinner – Fore St in Mousehole.

  11. Name one, really different excursion

    Helston town walk.

  12. What’s your 2nd best kept secret about Cornwall


  13. If you feel there is a question we haven’t asked you that you would love to answer – go ahead!

    We are keen to support #plasticfreepenzance and have made some traditional wooden belly boards to lend to our guests rather them use polyboards and the negative impact they have on the environment.

Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.
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