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.
Connor – Analyst
Passionate about the family business, Connor maintains a close eye on the market and changing trends. He helps the Team identify and implement medium to long term strategies.
Alongside Cornish Escapes, Connor is currently undertaking his Post-Graduate Architectural work placement as part of his Masters degree.
When he gets rare day off, he loves to explore Cornwall with friends, always looking for new hidden coves or upcoming restaurants to enjoy.
Maxine – Business Portfolio Manager
Maxine has a wealth of knowledge in the holiday home industry and is always ahead of the curve when it comes to property investment opportunities.
A connoisseur of the finer things in life, Maxine enjoys nothing more than a glass of champagne and sampling all the finest culinary delights Cornwall has to offer along with her husband Jamie.
Maxine, like many Poldark fans, recommends heading to the historic fishing port of Charlestown Harbour, famous for its collection of tall ships and rugged coastline.
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!
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.
Paula – Property Services Manager
Paula is a fountain of knowledge and is passionate about taking care of our holiday homes.
In her spare time, she loves nothing more than entertaining friends and family along with her husband James, two children and granddaughter.
When she fancies a break from hosting, Paula loves to head to Port Issac to sample seafood from the World’s Best Seafood chef, Nathan Outlaw. If you want to do the same make sure to book a table at one of his two Michelin Star restaurants.
Meg – Executive Assistant
Meg works closely with Louise and John as their Executive Assistant. She also looks after the integration of new holiday homes and heads up our Administration Department.
Meg spent her childhood holidays in Cornwall and made the big move from Winchester ten years ago. Now married to a ‘Cornish boy’, she spends her days off exploring the West Country with her 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?
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 – Laundry Supervisor
Caroline is the matriarch of our laundry department. Shes runs a tight ship ensuring you have the crispest linen and softest towels to guarantee a good nights sleep.
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 ironing.
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!