what do we do?
We offer support and advice at every stage of the letting process in order to generate the maximum return on investment with as little stress as possible for the owner. The self catering market is changing and we understand that the traditional holiday letting agency model does not suit everyone. With an in-depth understanding of the market we can provide expert advice on all aspects of holiday letting, from inventory to interior design, marketing to management. Offering tailor made marketing packages we utilise the most popular listing sites to ensure your property reaches the right audience!
who are we?
The South Of was founded by business partners Tess Wilson, and Anna Eklund-Gear in 2017 when they realised the gap in the market for a different approach to Holiday letting in Cornwall. Traditional Agencies charge high commissions, and do not allow flexibility, and yet going independant opens the risk of not filling up weeks. With years of Holiday Letting and Marketing experience, Tess and Anna offer a perfect solution.
Before branching out to start The South Of Tess worked as a property consultant for one of Cornwall’s largest independent holiday letting agencies, setting up and running their boutique brand. With a passion for property and a wealth of experience, Tess also worked as an estate agent for 9 years both in Cornwall and in the Cotswolds. Tess has a great eye for design and presentation and an appreciation for beautiful properties and really understands what it takes to create a successful holiday let. When not in the office, Tess can be found going round in circles practising dressage with her two horses, Leggy & Otto!
As well as working within the holiday letting industry, Anna has previously run her own businesses within the hospitality sector. This included running a successful boutique hotel in West Cornwall and prior to that a busy restaurant. Anna has also spent time working on luxury yachts and appreciates the importance of attention to detail when it comes to providing holiday accommodation. Anna has a great rapport with guests and owners and nothing is too much trouble when it comes to keeping customers happy! Anna divides her time between deepest darkest West Cornwall and the South of France – hence the healthy glow!
get in touch
Are you looking for flexibility in managing your property with no limit to the amount you can use your own home? Or are you already marketing your home – either independently or with another agency - and are looking for a fresh approach? Contact us for all your property requirements.