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The county of Cornwall has been attracting holidaymakers for decades and is without doubt one of the UK’s most loved holiday destinations, with its rich abundance of natural assets; beautiful beaches, dramatic sea cliffs, pretty fishing harbours and winding country lanes.

Cornwall’s unique charm and its stunning countryside and coastal landscapes are easy to access in this compact corner of south west England and you won’t have to travel far from your Cornish cottage to find it!

A host of top quality visitor attractions and holiday activities await you and here you’ll also find a fine selection of Cornish cottages, suitable for families and couples alike. But before you start packing your bags you might like a few suggestions for things to see and places to go on your break.

The Eden Project is undeniably one of the most popular attractions in Cornwall. This all-weather oasis offers a wealth of stunning flora in an amazing collection of ‘biomes’. Or, if you fancy getting out in the open-air then a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan is a must.

Padstow is highly recommended for those seeking the fine Cornish cuisine. This lovely coastal town offers an endearing sense of community and, thanks to the involvement of Rick Stein, several fantastic eateries.

For a unique occasion why not take in a play at the Minack Theatre, one of the world’s most spectacular open-air venues perched on the cliff side facing the sea. Similarly, St Ives celebrates a rich and varied artistic heritage through its Tate Gallery, the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden and much more.

With Cornwall’s temperate climate its beaches are perhaps one of the biggest attractions; a spectacular coastline extends for mile after mile and whether you want to surf, swim, stroll or just relax, you won’t be short of fantastic activities and great seaside locations.

With an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that covers 12 separate geographical areas, walking in Cornwall is a delight. Enjoy the beautiful moorland and towering tors of Bodmin Moor, take a cycle ride down the Camel Trail or gaze out from Rame Head; there’s a wealth of wonderful choices.

Alternatively you may prefer to relax and enjoy the comfort offered by a holiday cottage in Cornwall. So start a search for your dream holiday home right now.

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  • Cherry Tree Cottage

    Breage, nr. Helston

    Grade
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    Ref: W41541

    Fantastic views

    Cherry Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Breage in a peaceful location, and is well-placed for fantastic rural views. This is a delightful, terraced, Cornish cottage with exposed stone walls, beams and private parking and is ideal for couples or small families. With an open-plan living area and kitchen, the holiday property benefits from an enclosed cottage garden and sheltered courtyard. There is a wealth of footpaths and links to the coastal path leading you to quiet coves and sandy beaches. Helston is 4 miles with shops, leisure facilities and a supermarket; Porthleven with beach and harbour is also 2 miles. Penzance is just 8 miles, from where visitors can take day trips to the Scilly Isles either by boat or helicopter. St Michael’s Mount (NT), St Ives and Godolphin House are also well worth a visit. The north coast, including the 3 mile sandy surfing beach at Hayle, is within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep, turning stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden. Private courtyard. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Green Man Cottage

    Mousehole, nr. Penzance

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 29950


    Green Man Cottage is the perfect holiday retreat, ideal for couples or a small family. This charming Grade II listed, semi-detached property includes some original period features, and is believed to be one of the oldest cottages in the village of Mousehole. The cottage has been sympathetically updated and is located in central position just yards from the harbour, beach and main village amenities. Mousehole has a quaint, picturesque harbour with two small fine sand beaches and winding streets hiding a delight of craft and curiosity shops. The area has some outstanding coastal walks and nearby Newlyn is famous for its fish market and art galleries. This is a perfect base from which to explore West and South Cornwall, with easy access to Land’s End and the beautiful Sennen Cove, popular with surfers and sun worshippers. Visit Lamorna Cove and Porthcurno, with the Minack Theatre cut in to the rock face overlooking the ocean. The historic town of Marazion is just a short drive with St Michaels Mount rising from the sea like a fairytale castle. The mount can be reached on foot at low tide or by small boat at high tide. The busy town and harbour at Penzance provides a great range of shops, bars and cafés and has a long promenade with an open air lido. It is possible to walk all the way from Mousehole to Penzance via Newlyn along the coast. There is a daily ferry service from Penzance to the beautiful Isles of Scilly or regular small aircraft service from Land’s End airport. Take the scenic coastal train from St Erth to St Ives, passing the Hayle Estuary and some of Cornwall’s finest beaches. St Ives is a hub for artists and is the home of the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum. Beach 75 yards. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with low beams. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Step to wet room with toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heaters, NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared courtyard. Car park, 100 yards (£3 per day). Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Riverview

    Looe

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: W43609


    This cosy, terraced holiday cottage enjoys views over the estuary from its elevated position and is centrally located in the resort of Looe. The traditional working harbour and a fish market that is supplied by the local day boats are just minutes’ away from the property. Stroll the lanes that lead to the harbour and wide expanse of golden sand or visit one of the multitude of restaurants that the town offers. There are boat trips, sightseeing and sea fishing from the harbour, and nearby Polperro is a quaint and historic fishing village just a short distance along the coast. There are numerous cycle routes around the area and many surfing spots.
    There is a farm shop providing local produce nearby, as well as various tourist attractions including The Monkey Sanctuary, National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, many golf courses, Deerpark Forest, Bodmin Moor and many National Trust gardens and houses to visit. The Eden Project is an easy drive and provides an exceptional day out, as does Padstow, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Fowey, a picturesque seafaring town providing sailing, kayaking and pleasure trips along the Fowey River. You can also take the passenger ferry along the coast to the historic village of Mevagissey. Cycling, horse riding and leisure facilities are all available locally. Beach ¼ mile. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    9 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 28" Freeview TV. DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Small courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Car park 110 yards (£47 per week). No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • Mariners Cottage

    Boscastle

    Grade
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    Ref: GRJ

    Only 200 yards from the sea and a minute’s walk from the heart of Boscastle with its spectacular harbour, surrounded by picturesque NT buildings, this cottage offers cosy holiday accommodation in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has shops, pubs, restaurants, visitors’ centre and Witchcraft Museum. Within 4 miles lie historic Tintagel and a beach at Bossiney Haven. Bude (20 minutes by car), offers many seaside attractions. Enjoy bird-watching, seal spotting, coarse and sea fishing, and riding nearby. North Cornwall Coastal Path, 5 minutes’ walk. Shop 100 yards.

    Eight steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Electricity, NSH and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio area. On road parking. NB: Steps to paved patio.

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  • Tokenbury Manor - Cowshed

    Pensilva, nr. Liskeard

    Grade
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    Ref: 16359

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Set in an AONB on the edge of the village of Pensilva, these beautifully converted holiday properties stand amongst the most spectacular scenery in Cornwall. The stepping stone to exploring the beauty, cultural and wildlife of south east Cornwall is literally at the end of your drive via the footpaths which take you through unspoilt wooded riverbanks, where herons and kingfishers dwell.
    There is so much to do in the area - you can fish for blue sharks, ride a steam train, take a river cruise, play championship golf or visit some of the finest historic houses in the country. A short drive will take you to the South Cornwall Heritage Coast with beautiful walks from Polperro and Looe to Talland with secluded sandy coves. Don’t miss the windswept uplands of Bodmin Moor shrouded in mystery with burial chambers and holy wells, giant stones and Bronze Age settlements. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers. Freezer. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Footpath through shared woodland. Parking (1 car). No children under 5 years.

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  • Cotehele Estate - Retainers’ Court

    Cotehele, nr. Callington

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    Ref: NT011087

    National Trust Property

    A most beautiful National Trust estate, set on the banks of the River Tamar, Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.

    From early spring, bright flowers adorn the grounds and the colourful herbaceous borders are simply stunning in high season. With orchards bearing fruit in the autumn and dainty snowdrops peeking through in winter, there will be horticultural activity all year round. This very popular National Trust property appeals to people of all ages, but Cotehele will be available to guests in early mornings and after the day visitors have gone home.

    In the 19th century, local industries boomed and Cotehele Quay bustled with vessels loading and unloading cargo. Paddle steamers came upriver to see the Tamar Valley’s famous blossoming orchards, and small boats carried market-gardening produce back down the river for sale at Devonport Market. The restored sailing barge Shamrock is moored at the quay and a proper Cornish cream tea can be enjoyed in the Edgcumbe tea room. The Discovery Centre here tells the story of the Tamar Valley, offering a gateway to the wider estate and is just a short walk through the Morden Valley to the sister property Cotehele Mill. Cotehele welcome dogs and there are some great walks on the miles of paths around the estate, at the quay and in the mill grounds. Dogs are also welcome in the outside seating area of the restaurants. Assistance dogs only are welcome in the house and garden.
    Retainers’ Court is a charming 15th-century stone building set just off the superb enclosed courtyard at the main house. Once a dairy or still room for the main house in the 18th century, it is now converted to a comfortable holiday cottage. Its granite mullioned windows overlook a cobbled courtyard leading to Cotehele’s ancient chapel, and the Upper Garden and orchards are filled with daffodils in the spring. Retainers’ Court is a wonderful property right in the heart of Cotehele House and Gardens itself and guests staying here have access to the extensive gardens at all times. Beach 16 miles. Shop 5½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Step to entrance. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living room with dining area. Kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, NSH, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV (variable reception)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Small fridge/freezer
    • Shared gardens of Cotehele House (National Trust)
    • Public car park 110 yards
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Talland Bay

    Liskeard

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    Ref: W43075


    This detached bungalow has been furnished to provide a comfortable holiday home, set in a rural location. The property has patio doors leading directly out to a patio, with a stream running close by and easy walking access. Set on the owners’ site, Rosecraddoc Holiday Village, which is situated in a quiet wooded valley, and has access to a fishing lake (licence required, at cost). Ideally located to visit many gardens such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Gardens, and the Eden Project. There are many historic houses close by including Llanhydrock, Cotehele and Anthony House. Visit the north coast villages of Boscastle, Port Isaac and Padstow. Horse riding nearby. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH and electricity included (£10per week October-May). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in grounds. Fishing lake 300 yards.

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  • Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Meadow Cottage

    Lanteglos-by-Fowey

    Grade
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    Ref: NT011019

    National Trust Holiday Properties


    Nestled in beautiful surroundings, these delightful properties (references NT011015, NT011017, NT011018, NT011019, NT011021 and NT011022) make a fantastic base from which to explore this area of Cornwall, whether you’re looking for coast or countryside. A short walk takes you to Pencarrow Head with its stunning coastal view, which is the jewel of this uncrowded part of Cornwall. The unspoilt beauty of Lantic Bay awaits those who are willing to make the steep descent to the beach. The South West Coastal Path takes you to the villages of Polperro and Polruan, and the charm and bustle of Fowey is a short ferry ride away with shops, restaurants and pubs. The annual Fowey regatta takes place in August and is a must see festival of art, culture and sailing.
    Most properties enjoy fabulous views and are all surrounded by lawned gardens, perfect for both games and lounging about. Part of the old farming settlement of Triggabrowne, Pitt is a traditional stone and slate barn adjoining Fortescue. Fortescue is one of several farm buildings converted into a comfortable holiday cottage. It is a substantial and traditional stone and slate barn, and adjoins Pitt. It has its living room on the first floor to make the most of the wonderful views. At the heart of the old farmstead is a handsome slate-hung farmhouse that has been converted into three holiday cottages; Dairy Cottage is a cosy cottage adjoining the main house at one side, this larger building is home to Tippett’s and The Farm House which occupy separate wings. The house’s traditional features have been retained such as slate floors, exposed beams and fireplaces, so each of the cottages have something of the look and feel of the Cornish farmhouse about it. Not far from the other buildings of Triggabrowne Farm is attractive Meadow Cottage.
    Cycling, deep sea fishing, sailing, golf and horse riding are all available nearby. The Eden Project and St Austell Bay, home to many pretty fishing villages such as Polkerris, Charlestown and Mevagissey, are within easy reach. Beach ¾ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Cosy, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Compact galley-style kitchen. Utility area. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • On-site car park
    • Welcome pack
    • Dog free of charge

    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Shared grounds with orchard
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Sunrise

    Looe

    Grade
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    Ref: 18181

    In an elevated position this cosy mid terraced holiday cottage has views across the Looe estuary and harbour. Within walking distance of a sandy beach, shops, restaurants and pubs. Magnificent coastlines and countryside for wonderful walks. The bustling quayside is great for watching the fishing boats. Attractions close by include the Monkey Sanctuary, the Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, Folk and Farm museums, and the Eden Project, about 40 minutes drive. Shop and pubs 400 yards.

    10 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with ceramic tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single leading to bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Decked area at front of property and furniture. Public car park (at cost) 5 minutes’ walk. No smoking. NB: Cottage accessed via slope.

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  • Bal-maiden’s Cottage

    Trewellard, nr. Pendeen

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: W42922

    This pretty terraced former miner’s cottage, in the centre of Trewellard village, makes the perfect base for exploring this beautiful and unspoilt part of Cornwall. The nearby coast path offers superb walking, spectacular views, and access to many delightful beaches and coves. The cottage is conveniently located on the St Ives to St Just road, and within easy reach of Land’s End, Sennen Cove, Penzance, Newlyn Harbour, Mousehole and the open-air Minack Theatre. St Just, 3 miles. Pub 100 yards, shop 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden and stone floor. 1 step down to kitchen with tiled floor. Steep turning stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single, both with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 NSH, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer.Telephone-incoming calls only. Enclosed lawned garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 6 years due to steep stairs.

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  • Summercourt Cottages - Smithy

    Looe

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 30380

    This collection of 17th century stone, semi-detached barn conversions (refs 30378, 30379, 30380, 30381, 30382 and 30383), located in the owners’ grounds, sit in a secluded spot, just yards away from the South West Coastal Path and the picturesque Millendreath Beach, which is close to Looe on Cornwall’s beautiful south coast. Millendreath has a licenced café providing local ales and home-cooked food right on the sand. Just a mile away is another beach at Seaton, with a local pub and beach bar – another great day out for families and couples alike. The resort of Looe is home to famous fish markets which are supplied daily with fresh fish from the day boats that leave the quaint working harbour. Walk the lanes that lead to the harbour and wide expanse of golden sand, buy some fresh seafood for a special meal or visit one of the multitudes of restaurants that the town offers. The coastal path passes close to the property and provides beautiful walks and views along the dramatic coastline. Polperro is a quaint, historic fishing village, just a short distance away from the coast. There are numerous cycle routes around the area and many surfing spots along the coast. Various tourist attractions are nearby, including The Monkey Sanctuary, many National Trust houses and gardens along with golf courses to visit. The Adrenalin Quarry is a must for the adventurous and it is only a short drive away. The Eden Project is also within easy driving distance and it provides an exceptional day out, as does Padstow, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Fowey, a picturesque seafaring town providing sailing, kayaking and pleasure trips along the River Fowey. Deep sea fishing and other water sports can all be enjoyed in Looe, along with woodland and coastal walks nearby. To the east of the town is the historic city of Plymouth, with its National Marine Aquarium, theatres, cinemas, bowling and shopping, which can be reached from the historic village of Kingsand, right into Barbican, while to the west is Fowey, home to the royal sailing regatta and many galleries, shops and restaurants. Cycling, horse riding, golf and go-karting are all nearby. Each property has an allocated parking space, plus there is parking for a further 3 cars if needed. Shop 1½ miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 300 yards.

    5 steps to entrance. Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (2ft 6in for child). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with two coin-operated washing machines, two coin-operated tumble dryers and freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, landscaped grounds with children’s play area. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Little Granary

    Penrose, St Ervan, nr. Wadebridge

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: T89

    This ‘upside-down’ detatched, charming barn conversion has been renovated to a high standard and retains many original features, including high pitched ceilings, exposed rafters and window seat ledges. Full of character, it is located in a picturesque rural hamlet just 1½ miles from the North Cornish Coast with some of the most beautiful beaches to choose from, including Porthcothan and Treyarnon Bay. The historic harbour village of Padstow is just 5 miles with its interesting arts and crafts shops, pubs and array of restaurants. Surfing, cycle hire, horse riding, go-carting and golf are all available nearby. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Double bedroom with exposed original timbers, wash basin and French doors to patio. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet. Stairs with rope handrail to first floor: Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, exposed A frame timbers, whitewashed stone walls, wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen area with stable door to external stone steps.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, electricity rads central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone - incoming and emergency calls only
    • Small garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking
    • Barbecue
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking

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