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Cornish Fishermen
Me on the right with hair

I first came to Cornwall in 1982 to work on fishing boats out of Newlyn & Falmouth and it was love at first sight.  The work only lasted a year but I made plenty of friends have been visiting ever since.  When I met my wife in 1983 Cornwall was the first place I took her on holiday and my two sons have been enjoying beaches and rock pools since before they could walk.  The new millenium found me working in software sales and we were able to achieve our dream of buying a holiday cottage.   
  What followed was a swift and painful education in the practices of the cottage letting industry, the big agencies wanted up to 25% commission and then it turned out they didn't do any of the difficult things like changeovers or even taking calls from guests staying at the property.  In the end I did everything myself and soon other owners in the town asked me if I could help them with their cottage.  Rock pools
Junior Tolsons & rock pools
 
  Cornish beach
Summer or winter we kept coming

 

In 2005 I quit my job and started working with people who wanted to buy in Cornwall, finding properties and renovating them.  This all came to an abrupt halt with the financial crash so I've been working flat out since to build the agency into a business to take me through to my old age! 

 
  As I write in 2014 one son is at university and the other should be going in September leaving us free to live the dream of spending most of our lives in Cornwall.  My wife finished teaching in July and now works with us in the business.  My assistant of 10 years got the Cornwall bug so badly that she has moved to Porthleven with her family to run the new office we opened there this year and we have dozens of people providing a complete service for our owners.  I am still dividing my time between Dorset & Cornwall but I feel like the glider is complete and I haven't even got to get over a fence on a motorbike! Simon Tolson
Now older, balder & hopefully wiser

  We are still small enough so I know every cottage well and every owner personally so we can make sure that our guests enjoy the best of Cornwall.

 

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