Meet Our Team

As a family run business, Porthleven Holidays has grown from strength to strength, and we are proud of our portfolio of wonderful holiday cottages and apartments overlooking the sea, in this unspoilt Cornish fishing village. All are individually owned and therefore each has its own unique character. This also means that we are privileged to work with wonderful, and very diverse cottage and apartment owners, who are always very supportive. They want their guests to have the best holiday possible and are always keen for feedback.

Business Owner

Simon Tolson

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. Having successfully run Above Beach Cottages for the last twelve years, I was delighted to take on ownership of Porthleven Holidays in September 2014 and hope to continue the high standards set by the team.


IT Support

Josh Williams

Having joined the business in 2011, I am delighted to be part of Porthleven Holidays today. Having studied BA Graphic Communications at Bath Spa University and worked as a web designer and developer I focus my skills on continuing to raise the business profile and ever improving our website and overall system.



Robin Purchase

I have been a part of Portheven Holidays for eleven years and have been very fortunate in being able to work in this lovely old fishing village. Over the years numerous friendships have been formed with our cottage owners and holiday makers. Having come to live in Cornwall as a child, we were introduced to Porthleven by my father where we spent many happy times walking the coastal footpaths along to Loe Bar before returning to the village for a a lovely Cornish afternoon tea.


Outside the Office

So what are our favourite things to do in and around Porthleven?

"Proper Cornish pasties from one of the village bakeries, visiting Porthleven's arts and crafts galleries and shops and barbecuing on the beach." – Josh

"Perusing the arts and crafts stalls for their beautiful jewellery and clothing and delicious homemade foods. Being a keen art enthusiast, I love visiting the galleries in Porthleven." – Robin