MY PERFECT DAY IN CORNWALL: SOPHIE REYNARD
Imagine spending a day in Cornwall, doing anything you like, wherever you like. Relaxed or active; with friends, family or alone; creative or adventurous; and eat anything you like.
We caught up with Sophie Reynard, owner of The Sorting Office in St Agnes, to find out what her perfect Cornish day would consist of.
RISE AND SHINE
In my perfect day I would wake up on a warm summer’s morning in a tent on the remote Treen campsite near Porthcurno, I would then go for a five mile coastal run towards Porthgwarra, followed by a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters of Porthcurno beach.
Breakfast would be Eggs Florentine at Porthminster Beach Cafe with a nice strong flat white overlooking the beach to kick start my day.
I would then hire stand up paddle boards and spend the morning exploring the coves and inlets in and around St Ives, perhaps spot a seal or two!
For lunch I would head to Strong Adolfo’s on the Atlantic Highway for a super green smoothie and a healthy lunch of roasted flat mushrooms with blue cheese, walnuts, caramelised pears on sour dough toast served with salad – yum! I would pop into the vintage shop next door to rummage around and find an interesting piece of reclaimed furniture.
Image courtesy of Strong Adolfo’s Instagram
In the afternoon I would go for a long walk with my boxer dog, Oscar. My favourite walk on the north coast is through Jericho Valley near St Agnes. The walk follows a stream through ancient woodland passing a couple of Cornish engine houses, finishing at Trevellas, a secluded little cove around the corner from Trevaunance. Here I would do some relaxing yoga and headstands on the beach for half an hour while my dog goes for a swim in the sea. He loves to swim here as it’s such a sheltered spot and the water is shallow.
Then I would walk up and over the cliffs towards St Agnes and pop into The Sorting Office, the coffee shop I own and run with my fiancé Mark. I would have a slice of delicious carrot, beetroot & pistachio cake and a double-shot flat white. My dog would have a nice doggie treat and a drink of water to cool off here too!
In the evening I would drive down to the Roseland Peninsula enjoying the countryside views along the way. For supper I would enjoy a delicious three course dinner cooked by head chef, Guy Owen at the Idle Rocks. After dinner I would drink a couple of their refreshing lychee cocktails before spending the night in one of the hotel’s gorgeously decorated rooms in one of the comfiest king sized beds I’ve ever slept in (with the lovely touch of a stick of rock and a hot water bottle put in your bed half an hour before bedtime).
The Sorting Office, a former Post Office and sorting room (hence the name), is a lovely café in the heart of St Agnes, serving Origin coffee and delicious cakes and pastries from local suppliers, which are freshly baked and delivered daily. Follow them on Instagram for a daily dose of mouth-watering images.
For more information about The Sorting Office, like their Facebook Page, call Sophie on 07807 324 088, or pop in to say hello and treat yourself to coffee and a slice of cake.