About us

Great Cornish Holidays

In 1964 the original owners of Cornish Traditional Cottages bought a derelict, condemned cottage in Padstow for their family use. It was to be the first of many they would reclaim over the next 10 years. Initially as a hobby and subsequently as a business. The friendly and personal nature of the service set up then was evident in the name of the company that was formed, ‘Michael & Dawn Powell Ltd’. In the early 70s, friends and friends of friends asked if Michael and Dawn could help market their holiday homes. It wasn’t long before a portfolio of properties was made available to Cornish holiday makers, and so was born Cornish Traditional Cottages. Originally it was only traditional Cornish cottages, however this evolved over time to a portfolio of everything from traditional seaside cottage to large contemporary country homes.
We are a small but dedicated team who take pride in our knowledge of Cornwall and the properties we look after for our guests. We all live in the county and love it here. We all feel very lucky to call Cornwall our home and want to share the county and all it has to offer with you. 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 holiday makers this personable bunch are always willing to share their knowledge and experience with you.

George Edward-Collins

Managing Director

Paul Griffiths

Finance Director

Emma Graham

Holiday Home Manager

Charmian Licsauer

New Holiday Home Specialist

Robert Green

Customer Experience Advisor

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