Meet the Team Behind Cornish Stays

Joey’s Story

Joey’s journey started with passion, hard work and a love of the coast. Born in Oxford, but a real travel-lover at heart, Joey knew very early on that he was destined to be by the coast. Joeys passion for doing things well, started in his very early years growing up in Portsmouth. A lover of the outdoors and the simpler things in life; Joey spent many hours foraging in the woods and fishing for bass along Southsea sea front. Joey also thrived on drawing and art, and spent hours creating clay sculptures, and sketching beautiful landscapes of places he loved to be. It was during these moments, that Joey dreamed about his future plans and set the next steps for what could be.

From a teenager, Joey always had a strong work ethic and his willingness to succeed was noticed by many. A lover of the outdoors and following his passion for creative projects. All to gain the experience and skills needed to move forward; a step closer to his longer term goals. Joey being the ambitious and creative individual he is, went on to complete an Aero Space Engineering apprenticeship, Joey went on to set up his very own Property Maintenance company. Renovating houses, nightclubs and hotels was all in a days work, successes continued year after year.Fast forward a few years, after many successful projects, Joey has developed property and commercial buildings throughout London, and Europe and it doesn’t end there. After meeting his now wife Charlotte, together they built up a very successful buy to let property portfolio in Portsmouth and an online Facilities Maintenance Company which would later be in high demand to which they sold off for an easier life style All in all, a journey to be remembered and one that would lead to their dream of a portfolio of luxury properties in Cornwall where they live with there son

Charlottes Story

Growing up in a little Cornish village called Ponsanooth, Charlotte’s commitment to hard work started right here in a primary school called Kennall Vale. This lovely little primary school was the beginning of so much for Charlotte who was encouraged from a very early age to work hard and keep her head down. Her commitment to her work and education led to a plethora of achievements including a Scholarship at Truro High School for Girls. It is here that Charlotte completed her GCSE’s and A Levels and set her goals for how she would achieve the next steps in her career. Alongside studying, Charlotte focused her efforts on a successful modelling career and went on to win awards and competitions nationally, featuring in many newspapers and magazines. A real people person at heart, Charlotte went on to host her own MTV Music Show, whilst competing in Beauty Pageants worldwide.

Of course, gaining so much experience wouldn’t be complete without a degree to aid her future business goals. So, alongside her modelling career, and sharing her weeks between Truro and London, Charlotte studied at Plymouth University, where she gained a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Having successfully gained the degree she wanted and having gained the experience needed to explore new business ventures, Charlotte took the next steps in her career. Charlotte went on to create online retail businesses in areas she loved, focusing her new business skills in importing products for online retail sales.With Charlotte’s sights firmly focused on her long-term business dream, there was one more milestone to conquer. Known nationally now for her win, Charlotte went on to win the FHM High Street Honey’s modelling competition, which earned her a modelling contract and generous prize sum. It was this prize sum that helped Charlotte take that all important next step, and she went on to invest in her very first property renovation in Cornwall.

The Perfect Partnership

In 2009, after a London drink and a night out later, Joey and Charlottes whirlwind began. I mean, who would have known that the entrepreneurial couple would share the same passion for luxury properties in Cornwall?

Holding Cornwall so close to her heart, Charlotte craved being close to her roots. The couple embarked on a new journey which saw a quieter, simpler way of life in Cornwall. This Cornish dream was a new beginning, an opportunity to follow their luxury cottage dream and start over again! Joey and Charlotte were passionate and wanted to excel in everything they put their hand to. So with that, Joey taught himself to self-draw his own architectural building and design plans, encompassing past skills from his school days. Charlotte rekindled her love of Marketing and Social Media and embarked on their new Cornish business journey, helping to create their brand; Cornish Stays.Their first venture saw the purchase of a dilapidated toilet block on the Coast Path in Charlestown. Little did they know, this was to be the start of so much more… Creating and managing idyllic five star holiday homes in the heart of Cornwall.

The ‘Loo With A View’ renovation was a favourite for many. Featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, the ‘Loo With a View’ won an LABC Award for the best conversion of a property in 2018.

In between a handful of other projects, the mammoth task of re-building The Beach House began. The poorly designed, dated building saw a stunning conversion take place into a luxurious beach front coastal retreat. Pure bliss was what they achieved, with a hot tub peeking over onto the sandy beach below, and a sunken fire pit area to warm you year-round. It features glass balustrades to shelter from the coastal winds, and a cinema den with glitter ceiling. This luxury Cornwall home wouldn’t be complete without its built in wall aquarium, a striking feature thats loved by so many. The surround sound system, and of course, the much loved cinema popcorn machine all add to the charm of this stunning beach house.

The house is now a highly successful, sought after holiday home and a proud achievement for Joey and Charlotte. With their bookings stretching to 18 months ahead, its clear that the couple have a vision that’s loved by so many.

Many years of hard work later, sees a happily married Joey and Charlotte who are living their dream in Cornwall. The couple now have a successful portfolio of luxury Cornish properties and are continuing to grow their brand, where luxury comes as standard.

The couple are living a relaxed life in Cornwall with their dogs and baby boy, and are making the most of the vast offerings that beautiful Kernow has to offer. Of course, it wouldn’t be them if this was the end of their story… In fact they are working on their next big project as we speak!! To keep up to date and to be the first to hear of their exciting updates, why not subscribe to the newsletter here.

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