All about us
The Chocolate Factory & Craft Centre started life back in 1999 by transforming the old farm buildings of Trenance Barton Farm into Mullion Meadows. In 2001 Pauline and Martin Raftery together with their son Jon began the work of expanding the centre to what it is today. Jonathan trained as a chocolatier and has run the Chocolate Factory from the day the family took over and his partner Emma joined Trenance Chocolate to assist with the smooth running of the busy business.
The 'Cornish Cottages' self-catering agency moved from the village in 2006 to the centre and Pauline's son, Peter, joined to expand and run the agency. In 2013 Cornish Cottages moved into their new bespoke office, designed by local architectural company 'Westlink Design' using many energy saving ideas including underfloor heating run by a ground source heat pump, totally lit by LED lighting and 27 PV solar panels. Visitors to the centre have the opporunity to book their next holiday in Cornwall through Cornish Cottages.
Pauline's daughter Judi, joined a little later in 2007, initially running the administration and payrole. In 2012 Judi opened her own business - 'Joodlebugs', crafting Swarovski Crystal and stirling silver jewellery. In 2006, after a very successful four years, Judi moved to larger premises onsite and opened her new business 'Rock Paper Scissors' incorporating her jewellery into a gifts and stationery shop.
Honey Cosmetics, skincare products are made on site and now operated by Peter's wife, Dena, where an excellent range of skin creams and hair products are produced using local Cornish Honey.
Pauline and Martin run the Coffee Shop.
Our Llama family arrived in 2011, born at Llamalland near Truro, so very much a Cornish family. The six llamas have become a great attraction to all visitors as they wander along the footpath to Mullion Cove. And we must not forget our chickens, free-range of course, who supply our coffee shop with superb fresh eggs daily.