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In 1964 the original owners of Cornish Traditional Cottages, Michael and Dawn, bought a derelict, old cottage in Padstow for their family use. It was to be the first of many they would reclaim over the next 10 years, initially just as a hobby. Soon, friends and friends-of-friends asked Michael and Dawn if they could help market their holiday homes too, and it wasn’t long before they had a whole portfolio of properties - and so Cornish Traditional Cottages was born.
In the beginning, as our name suggests, we specialised in traditional Cornish cottages, but over time this has evolved to a portfolio of everything from those cosy fishermen’s cottages to luxury lodges, contemporary apartments and stylish, spacious homes. There’s one thing that has never changed however, and that’s the friendly and personal nature of our service.
We are a small but hard working team who take pride in our knowledge of Cornwall and the properties we look after. We all live in Cornwall and love every inch of it. We all feel very lucky to call Cornwall our home and want to share the county and all it has to offer with you, so if you’re looking to stay in Cornwall for your next holiday, or you have a holiday home and want to share it with our wonderful guests, we’re always willing to share our knowledge and experience with you.
With over 50 years of experience under our belt, we are the oldest agency in Cornwall. Over the decades we have fine-tuned everything we do, and have exacting standards for both the quality of properties we market and the service we provide. Our properties are also independently assessed by VisitEngland, meaning our guests can book with confidence each and every time.
A Cornish company through and through, we’re experts on the area and pride ourselves on our local knowledge and friendly, personal, hands-on support. We know each of our properties inside out, meaning we can help our guests choose the perfect Cornish cottage to meet all of their requirements, while our first-hand recommendations of things to do and places to visit will make sure your Cornish getaway is truly unforgettable. We’ve tried and tested the tastiest places to buy Cornish pasties, the best pubs to watch the sunset and the most consistent surf breaks, so you don’t have to.