Who will you meet
in your local area?
Penny | North East & South East Cornwall
I joined Classic in the summer of 2015, a company that I have respected for a long time having worked in the tourism industry for over 25 years. Previously I was Head of Marketing at VisitCornwall for 14 years and prior to this held managerial positions for international hotel groups and golf and country clubs.
My role as Property Manager gives me the chance to combine the experience I have gained in the industry with my knowledge and passion for both property and the area that I have the privilege to call home – Kevin McCloud would be my ideal dinner guest but please don’t tell my husband! Speaking of whom, my husband Mark and I live on the edge of Bodmin Moor with our two dogs (this seems to be a prerequisite of the job).
Lucy | Devon
I started working in the tourism and leisure industry in 2012, and have never looked back. My time in the industry has made me extremely confident in knowing what great looks and feels like. With this level of knowledge and expertise, I’m looking forward to sharing in my position as Property Manager for the South Devon and Dartmoor areas.
My original home town is in the beautiful countryside of Cheshire. In 2012 fate offered my partner and I the chance to relocate to Devon, which has been our family holiday destination for as long as I can remember. I instantly fell in love with Devon with its endless attractions and hidden gems at a young age, and I feel privileged to live and work in such an amazing part of the world.
Emma | Isle of Wight
I moved to the Isle of Wight in 2003 from London, and have no regrets. It is a wonderful place to live, especially for the children. I have a son and a daughter, both teenagers - challenging times!
During my career I have mainly worked in the retail sector, working with my father who owned his own successful picture framing business. I did a stint at American Airlines in the PR Department which was great fun although I'm terrified of flying so couldn't benefit from the staff perks! Since coming to the Isle of Wight I spent several years working for an estate agency, gaining experience in both the sales and lettings side of business, giving me invaluable experience for my current role as property manager.
It's fantastic to be part of the island team for Classic. We all know the island very well and take great pride in promoting our home to potential guests and cottage owners.
Sarah | North Cornwall
Born and bred in Cornwall, I used to own a holiday let cleaning company managing over 80 properties between St Agnes and Sennen - it was my baby! I was then headhunted by West Cornwall Cottage Holidays (now part of the Classic group) as Head of Client Services and was first point of call for our owners. I even got to help with interior design and I loved every minute of it, making valuable friends.
In 2013 I became a Property Manager and began managing my own portfolio. I love the fact that every day is different and I get to make a difference doing what I enjoy most, meeting people and seeing lots of properties. I'm passionate about Cornwall and my job which is why I am so excited to be part of Classic and managing the north Cornwall coast.
Louise | South Cornwall
I joined Classic Cottages in February 2018 (on Valentine's Day in fact) and I am delighted to be living and working in such a wonderful part of Cornwall. I was born and brought up on a family farm near Falmouth so I know the area very well.
I was previously at Hamptons International in Sloane Square doing residential lettings for eight years until the sea called me back. I learned many valuable skills which have been paramount to my role here at Classic. I am delighted that I am continuing to view beautiful properties and work closely with owners in another stunning and unique part of the country. I really enjoy finding the perfect place that will make an idyllic holiday home and give the true Cornish experience. There is so much to enjoy in this part of the county, whether it's walking my dogs, eating cream teas or just generally living the Cornish dream.
Georgina | Dorset & Hampshire
Having lived in Dorset for the majority of my life I know the area very well and despite being fortunate enough to have travelled far and wide across the world, I am always drawn back to the sunny south coast. There is nothing I love more than a windy walk on the Jurassic Coast with my dog Barney, followed by a late lunch of local seafood and Dorset apple cake! A short hop over the border to Somerset and you will be met with a fabulous mixture of beautiful cathedral cities and tranquil countryside. The two counties are fabulous holiday destinations and so easily accessible.
I have also spent time living in rural Hampshire and very much enjoyed the diversity of the county; from the rich history of Winchester, to the depths of the New Forest.
Since graduating I have been working in property management, within residential lettings which has developed valuable skills for my role here at Classic Cottages.
Natasha | Sussex & Kent
I joined the Classic Cottages team early this year and although I am the newest member of the team, I am certainly not new to the South East of England or the industry. I have lived in East and West Sussex for most of my life and I previously ran accommodation directories for self-catering and bed and breakfast accommodation as well as owning a housekeeping and property care agency.
I love Sussex and Kent. Not only does the South East of England usually get the most sunshine but both Kent and Sussex are blessed with some of the most stunning coastlines, ancient woodlands and beautiful countryside. It is a great place for outdoor pursuits and one of my favourite places to visit is the South Downs National Park.
Nicola | North & South Devon
Over the last 18 years I've worked in the leisure industry and had the pleasure of managing some of the best holiday homes across Devon and Cornwall; from fully managing homes and now holiday rentals. I am no stranger to Classic as I have been working within the group for three years. Working at Classic, not one day is the same and this is what I love. It is a joy working with owners to create the best holiday homes for their guests. There is no greater reward than seeing the final moments of a home all coming together before the arrival of the first guests.
I've had the pleasure of calling both North and South Devon home. I now live in South Devon with my family of three boys plus our four-legged hound, who is always by our side for our Devon adventures.
Linda | Pembrokeshire
I joined the team at Classic in 2020, having worked in the travel and tourism industry for over 30 years. During this time my work has taken me across the globe. On my return to Wales in 2010, I’ve continued my passion for the industry, living and working on the magnificent St David’s Peninsula. However, my search for unique holiday accommodation has taken me far and wide. I’ve extensive experience and local knowledge, and can offer owners invaluable advice when embarking on holiday letting.
Pembrokeshire is most certainly the jewel in the crown, with guests returning every year to surf award winning beaches, visit amazing heritage sites, or to just simply soak up the breath taking views whist walking the world renowned coast path.
Colette | Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire is a jewel in Wales’ Crown, being the only completely coastal National park in the UK. Being born and raised in Pembrokeshire I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. It has a magnificent coastline with the coastal path meandering for 186 miles with craggy coves & glorious stretches of golden sands. As well as the beaches, Pembrokeshire has a fantastic heritage & history. There are so many castles to visit including Pembroke & Carew & many family attractions like Bluestone, Folly Farm & Oakwood Park for a great family day out.
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