Kilminorth is very special place - for us and for all of the guests who have experienced its magic over the years. 

Our much-loved cottages play host to many visitors - whether it's for a staycation to Cornwall, a wedding, or even a corporate team-building weekend. 

The whole site has gone through a beautiful transformation, and each year, we're always striving to improve and expand what we can offer our guests. But it's crucial that we always retain our Cornish heritage - you'll find original features wherever you look, and our guests remain at the heart of everything we do.

Welcome to the family

Meet the Team


After a long career in Sales & Marketing, Jayne decided to ‘escape to the country’ in 2010 when she found Kilminorth. Over the past 13 years, Jayne has lovingly refurbished and developed the ancient manor farm, to provide a slice of heaven for visitors near and far. 


Non Exec Director and wife of Jayne, Julie has been a part of the Kilminorth team since 2017. Julie plays a vital role in the running of Kilminorth by supporting HR and business development on a part-time basis. She also runs wellness retreats. Julie has her own day job and is the CEO of a charity supporting people recovering from problematic substance use.


In 2023, Cassie became a part of the Kilminorth team as Events Manager and is responsible for managing our weddings and events. Cassie previously coordinated events for Sky and has experience working with BAFTA. Cassie has an exciting events calendar planned for the rest of this year.


Becky joined the team in 2022. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude quickly gained her the role of Head of Housekeeping and she was recently promoted to ‘Guest Experience Manager'. She's the main point of contact for our guests. Becky is a core member of the team and is responsible for the smooth running of Kilminorth.


Chaz joined the Kilminorth team in 2023 as part of the housekeeping team. Chaz has recently been promoted to our Head of Housekeeping and ensures that the team meet the needs of all our guests ahead of their stay with us.


Ashley joined the Kilminorth team in 2023 and is responsible for keeping our wonderful blooms in order. As a previous visual merchandiser for Harrods, Ashley has a keen eye for detail and as well as maintaining our grounds,  she often supports decorating & dressing on our private events.


Mark has been a part of the team since 2023 and he can often be found in the workshop - repairing, fixing and recycling our onsite treasures. He ensures our cottage are well-looked after. Mark is our number one handyman and we couldn’t function without him.


Ralph has been a part of the Kilminorth team since 2022. He has a great wealth of knowledge on chemical balancing to help keep our pool and hot tubs well-maintained. He does a cracking job at looking after everything for our guests to enjoy. 


Matt can often be found on the ride-on lawn mower, keeping our grounds beautifully mowed and kept. He works closely with our Head Gardener and Maintenance team to ensure the site is presentable and looked after. Matt has been a part of the Kilminorth team since 2013. 

Our Vision, Values and Mission

We embrace continuous exploration, learning and a journey towards ambitious goals. We encourage a culture of curiosity, innovation and a commitment to pursuing challenges as opportunities for growth.

Kilminorth is a unique escape, where the beauty of Cornwall meets unrivalled hospitality. Weaving together nature's serenity with exceptional comfort, we strive to be the destination where unforgettable moments are created for every guest.

Our vision places people at the heart of everything we do, forging a legacy of excellence that stands the test of time.

The estate was also owned by Sir Robert Tresilian who was executed at Tyburn in 1388 for having been “Adviser of Arbitrary Measures.”

After 1066, Kilminorth then belonged to Count Robert of Mortain, tenant-in-chief. Various spellings including Kilminawyd, Kelmynawyd, Kelmynothe and Killmenorth have been recorded over this time period.

Kilminorth is mentioned as early as the Doomsday Book and belonged to Wulfin of Penhole, Lord of the Manor.



1066 - 1065

In 1669, Sir Charles Wager lived at Kilminorth during the Great Fire of London, he commanded different battleships becoming Admiral Wager. He was also one of two MP’s elected for West Looe in 1741.


The farm was sold on from the Trelawny and Best Family to Michael C. Stone Esq. In 1980 the farm changed as the farm buildings were turned into holiday cottages.


The estate then no longer classed as a manor but a barton eventually became part of the Trelawne Estate. Kilminorth from then on was a pastoral farm and up until 1976 was farmed by the Best Family


Henry Pollard Esq. releases the estate to William Martin (Gent.) of Broadhempstone, Devon. The estate was then spelt Killmynot.


Then, Wharley was completed, along with major refurbs being finished Saddle, Bridle, Granary, and Oat Cottages.



We took over in 2010 and started the mammoth task of redeveloping the site. We had a clear vision but a long road ahead of us.


2006 - 2007

The estate was sold in 2006 - 2007 to a local business man, Mr Gary Moroso.

Apple, Scrumpy, Ash and Beech were all relaunched, and we also improved our wedding area in 2019, by levelling the area that now hosts our marquee.

2014 - 2021

The last few years have seen huge changes. We built the brand new Marley's Bar and extended the seating area for the pool. We've added a new commercial kitchen and a new bar for the wedding area. We also rebranded, with a slick new look and feel for Kilminorth.

2021 - 2023

2013 was a hugely important year for us, as we committed to hosting our very first wedding. This would mark a new arm of Kilminorth that has influenced much of our business now.


In 2011, the site was reopened to the public, having finished Above Town, Warren, Queen Park, South Meadow & Hayloft.

Our History


Featured on...

Dog-Friendly Business of the Year 23/24 - Bronze

Dog-Friendly Business of the Year - Bronze in 21/22 & silver in 22/23

diamond award finalist in 18/19

Dog-Friendly Business
of the Year - GOLD in 23/24

Wedding venue of the Year - GOLD in 23/24


Dog-Friendly Business of the Year 24/25 - silver

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