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If you own a holiday cottage in Cornwall or are thinking of buying one then we would love to talk to you.  Use the tabs below to access information or pick up the phone to ask about anything

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Planning Our Escape!


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 us if we 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 We've been working flat out since to build the agency into a business to take me through to our old age! 

  Finally both of our sons are at university leaving us free to live the dream of spending most of our lives in Cornwall.  My wife finished teaching in July 2013 and now works with us in the business.  My assistant of 10 years got the Cornwall bug so badly that she moved to Porthleven with her young family to run the new office we opened there and we have dozens of people providing a complete service for our owners.  Once my commute was 2 hours each way or longer to go to meetings, now I walk above the beach and round the Porthleven clocktower every morning to get to work. Simon Tolson
Now older, balder & hopefully wiser

We are still small enough so I know every cottage well and every owner personally.  If you love your cottage then let us get you the bookings you deserve and if you need it we can take care of everything for you.

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Maximising Your Investment

As well as running Above Beach Cottages my previous life as a financial advisor means I can help with purchasing, financing, refurbishing and maximising the tax efficiency of holiday homes.  
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“A big thanks to you and Leah for all your help with our cottage. Really appreciate how well it's gone, heare's to a good year next year too”
Lucy - Mousehole cottage owner