Coffee Shop terrace

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. 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 2016, after a very successful four years, Judi moved to larger premises onsite and opened her new business 'Rock Paper Scissors', a gifts and stationery shop.

Honey Cosmetics is operated by Peter's wife, Dena. Skincare products are made on site, incorporating an excellent range of skin creams and hair products, which are all produced using local Cornish Honey.

Pauline and Martin ran the Coffee Shop, until Jon and Emma took it over in April 2020.

Our Llama family arrived in 2011, born at Llamalland near Truro, so very much a Cornish family. The llamas have become a great attraction to all visitors as they wander along the footpath to Mullion Cove.