Keeping it personal since 2009

Our story started very modestly in 2009 when we decided to offer our own pretty beach house to visitors. We prepared it carefully, making sure it was equipped with all the things we'd be delighted to find in the perfect holiday accommodation — then built a website, plumped cushions, bought fresh bread and local flowers... and waited.

It was a hit. Guests came, and loved the experience, and friends in Cornwall asked us to help prepare and promote their properties too. Two cottages became three, three became four. The little business has grown slowly but steadily — we are very happy it’s been slow. That’s allowed us to keep it very personal, and it’s also meant we can be choosy, only taking on properties we really like and can thoroughly recommend.

We have also been able to take time getting to know each holiday home, every lovely location and each owner thoroughly. We now proudly represent a portfolio of holiday homes from Port Gaverne to Penzance. We have a growing reputation for providing guests with consistently delightful places to stay and personal customer service, and for providing owners with a helpful, friendly and effective letting agency.

Forever Cornwall is owned by Maria and Phil Gendall. Maria’s background is in housekeeping and customer service, and Phil’s is in hospitatity marketing — together we have a shared love of nice houses, Cornwall and the great outdoors. Phil has Cornish roots stretching back to great-great-grandparents who were ‘bal maidens’, miners and artisans, and Maria escaped from London in search of clean beaches and a better quality of life. We are supported by our brilliant and passionate team in the office and beyond — and by a small army of independent housekeepers all over Cornwall.