There is nothing better after a blowy coastal walk than curling-up by a roaring log fire with a good book and the warm flicker of candle light. To add to this special hygge moment, a heavenly scented candle can create the perfect atmosphere for unwinding. During the cold winter months cosy fragrances of fig, orange and cinnamon, and dewberry and bramble enlighten dark spaces. Whereas summer scents including apple and elderflower, sea salt and grapefruit and lime uplift the mood, bringing the outdoors indoors.
In Cornwall it is easy to find scents which inspire. Country lanes bursting with the smell of wild gorse, salty sea air and wildflower meadows. Based on a traditional working farm, St Eval Candle Company sources its scents from nature. Surrounded by fields and hedgerows teeming with wildlife, the candle company is in the perfect location with the north Cornwall coast on its doorstep.
At the candle factory visitors can watch the team make the candles from the viewing area from hand-poured pillars to traditional drawn processes. During bank and school holidays, visitors will discover a candle-dipping area, where you can create colourful candlesticks – ideal for children. The factory is a great place to explore, especially on a rainy day in Cornwall.
On dry days, visitors can venture to the outdoor observation area which overlooks the farm’s wildflower meadows and bee garden. The farm is home to a rare bird species called Corn Buntings that can be spotted foraging in the fields and hedgerows. At the observation area visitors can learn about the flower species and the wildlife that thrive in the fields. It is the perfect spot to sit down and have lunch, so why not pack a picnic and go alfresco!
After visiting the candle factory and the wildlife observation area, unwind and explore the beautiful candle shop on-site. Selling popular fragrances from tin candles to dinner candlesticks, the shop is a great place to find your favourite fragrance.