By royal appointment; here are some key facts about the Duchy of Cornwall.
His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince of Wales inherited the Duchy of Cornwall when he was only three years old, in 1952 when his mother became Queen of England, although he was not entitled to manage its income until his 21st birthday.
As the 24th Duke of Cornwall, HRH Prince of Wales took over the management of the estate in 1969 and in 2017 celebrated 65 years as Duke of Cornwall – the longest-serving in the estate’s history.
ZeroC is creating a 400-acre purpose-built town on Duchy of Cornwall land and is celebrating everything royally wonderful about the area. Here, we learn more about its history and future…
What is the Duchy of Cornwall?
Established by Edward III in 1337, The Duchy of Cornwall is a well-managed private estate consisting of circa 53,000 hectares of land spanning 23 counties – the majority of which are in the South West of England. The principle activity of the Duchy is the sustainable, commercial management of its land and properties.
Supporting the local area
The Duchy of Cornwall, guided by The Duke of Cornwall, invests in several projects that support the local area, including; conservation, sustainability, business and education. There’s a wide spectrum of wonderful things to do and places to visit within the Duchy of Cornwall and all, directly or indirectly, give back to the area.
Cornish Capers when the surfs up!
Boasting beautiful coastlines, countryside and historic estates – The Duchy of Cornwall really does have something for everyone all year round. Perfect for those who love to enjoy the wind and water in their hair, with surfing opportunities all along the coastline, and Newquay beach a short drive away.
Meander around the nursery
The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery provides a lovely day out, from offering a first-class selection of seasonal garden plants and shrubs, to enjoying a wonderful meal at the award-winning café, and freshly brewed coffee as a little pick-me-up as you gaze over the wonderful home and garden decorations you can purchase.
Cornish Culinary Delights
The area is famed for its culinary delights, from traditional cream teas to Michelin-starred delicacies. If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy an intimate meal for two, a much-deserved family get-together or a venue to say thank you to your staff or colleagues this festive season, then head on over to The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow.
Famously owned by Rick Stein, you can enjoy some of the very freshest fish and shellfish on your doorstep. For a more relaxed dining option, you can dine at the seafood bar right in the middle of the restaurant and soak up the wonderful atmosphere.
The Delicious Duchy Cheeseboard Must
Although a separate entity business wise, Duchy Originals was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1992 and in 2009 the exclusive rights to manufacture were obtained by Waitrose. The brand continues to support the area by using oats from Duchy Home Farm to create its famous oaten biscuits and all profits from the sale of Duchy Originals products are donated to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.
Superb for the festive season, Duchy Original Oaten Biscuits are a must on any Christmas cheese board!
Your very own castle
With all the Duchy of Cornwall has on offer, setting up home in this beautiful area of the world is a delight.
In addition to the new homes in Poundbury, is our development at Monaveen House – 36 luxury, high-specification apartments, duplex apartments and penthouses.
Located just off Queen Mother Square, Monaveen House is at the very heart of Poundbury. With comfort central to the design, each home features shaker style kitchens providing a stylish and efficient space with granite work surfaces, Porcelanosa floor tiles and a range of integrated AEG appliances as well as bathrooms beautifully appointed with Vitra sanitaryware and Vado brassware.
Modern in their design, the apartments provide stunning, light-filled homes with large windows to maximise views, whatever the time of day. The ideal place to call home and be your own King or Queen of the castle.
If you are visiting, we’d love to show you around Poundbury and our homes here; our team is at the show apartment every day. You can also read more about the development and get in touch with us here.
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