Meet the

Meet the team

Louise – Director

Along with her husband John, Louise started Cornish Escapes over ten years ago, when it was lovingly known as Escape to St Ives.  Still very much leading from the front, Louise is always available to guide the Cornish Escapes Team to ensure smooth sailing for guests and Owners alike.

A proud Mum of two, Louise loves nothing more than time with her family, whether that be meals out at local favorite restaurants or family trips to Orlando, Florida.

When it comes to her hometown, Louise says “St Ives is a must for art lovers.  If you get a chance, take in an exhibition at the Tate and visit the home and gardens of renowned sculptor Barbara Hepworth.”

John – Director

John is the analytical mind of Cornish Escapes, looking after all of the important behind the scenes jobs that keep a business running.

In his spare time, John enjoys playing football come rain or shine and is the a fountain of knowledge when it comes to films and music.  He’s the one you want on your quiz team!

If you are visiting Padstow, John recommends popping in to meet the baby lobsters at the National Lobster Hatchery.  Follow your visit up with lunch at one of Rick Stein’s many popular eateries in town.

Chloe – Handpicked Cottages

Chloe is excited to have recently joined the family business and heads up our Sister Company ‘Handpicked Cottages’, looking after all aspects of the daily running of the business and marketing.

When she isn’t working, Chloe can be found out socialising with friends and loves being the first to explore new venues.

Chloe recommends Falmouth for a day out discovering the unique arty town full of independant boutiques, galleries and restuarants.


Meg – Business Manager

Meg works closely with Louise and John as their Business Manager, looking after the day to day running of the business, our Owners and the integration of new holiday homes.

Meg’s childhood vacations were filled with memories of Cornwall, she took the plunge and relocated from Winchester a decade ago and is now happily married to a “Cornish boy”.  In her free time she loves nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a good book and her trusty whippet, Legs.

When visiting Cornwall, Meg recommends starting your day with brunch at Slice of Cornwall and then taking the family to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek.  What is better than spending the day with seal pups and otters?

Josh – Business Project Manager

Josh brings years of experience in the holiday industry to Cornish Escapes.  As well as coordinating many projects including data analytics, website upgrades and marketing campaigns, Josh’s keen eye for detail and analytical mind ensure Cornish Escapes stays at the forefront of the industry.

Having transitioned from bustling city life to the idyllic Cornish coast in his late teens, Josh enjoys exploring the West Country’s diverse landscapes, from dramatic coastlines to rolling hills and charming villages.

For nature enthusiasts, Josh highly recommends Watergate Bay. Lace up your walking boots and embark on captivating coastal walks, breathing in the  sea air and soaking in panoramic vistas. While some paths can be hilly, the breathtaking scenery is undoubtedly worth the effort.

Vicky – Finance Controller

Vicky has a supporting role behind the scenes controlling the finances and ensuring that Owners and suppliers are paid on time.

Vicky first joined Cornish Escapes in our Administration department before taking some time away to expand her family with the addition of her beautiful baby boy.

When she isn’t checking the numbers, Vicky loves taking her son and dog to explore Cornwall’s many amazing gardens.  Her personal favourites are Trebah Gardens near Falmouth and The Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey.

Lynne – Administrator

Friendly, helpful and outgoing, Lynne is the perfect person to look after our guests.  Always happy to help with holiday reservations and enquiries, no query is too small!

Lynne moved to Cornwall from the Wirral twenty years ago with her husband.  She loves travelling throughout Asia and cocktails in St Ives.

With a love of beautiful scenery, Lynne’s favourite spot in Cornwall is the stunning Lizard Peninsula and Kynance Cove. If you fancy a visit, we recommend getting there early to avoid the rush!

Jane – Property Services Co-Ordinator

As part of our Property Services Team, Jane uses her amazing eye for detail to ensure our holiday homes are ready for guests’ arrivals.  She also arranges delicious Welcome Packs full of Cornish treats so guests’ can enjoy a lovely brew and biscuits after a long journey.

Away from work, Jane loves nothing more than cocktails and brunch with her three daughters tucked away in one of the pods at Porthmeor Beach Cafe and watching the waves roll in over the sand.

If you’re visiting around the festive period, Jane recommends a trip the famous Mousehole Christmas lights.

Caroline – Property Services Co-Ordinator

Caroline is passionate about taking care of our holiday homes and works alongside Jane to ensure that guests arrive to a spotless holiday home.

A real family woman, Caroline loves spending time in the kitchen with her three sons and enjoying a glass of wine at the end of a long day.

Caroline also loves taking in a show at The Minack Theatre.  If you are visiting the open-air theatre, don’t forget to take blankets to keep yourself warm

Steve – Handyman

Steve is a dab-hand at all things maintenance and ensures guests always arrive to a spick and span outside area.

Handy by nature, Steve loves restoring motorbikes and tinkering with engines.  When he has time away from work, he can be found at one of the local lakes attempting to secure the catch of the day.

For visitors to Cornwall, Steve recommends a visit to Bodmin Jail.  Check out their website for special exhibitions and tours throughout the year, there is always something new and exciting to discover.

James – Handyman

James works as part of our Maintenance Team, always on hand to assist during guests stays with any issues that may crop up.

Born and bred in St Ives, James is passionate about his hometown.  Alongside working for Cornish Escapes, James is the Operations Manager of St Ives RNLI and President of the Royal British Legion.

James recommends discovering ways you can get involved and provide charity support for the RNLI.  Whether that’s popping into the local gift shop or taking part in their charity days.

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