Luxury Cottages Team

Meet the Team

We are a small but growing team and we all share an interest and passion for luxury UK holidays and going the extra mile for our customersBetween us we have a wealth of travel and leisure industry experience that we draw on to offer the finest properties and service.

The Leadership Team

Alistair Malins

CEO and Founder

Alistair is a serial technology entrepreneur with a passion for luxury travel. He has been holidaying in the UK since childhood and founded Luxury Cottages to provide a platform to match discerning guests with the finest handpicked luxury properties and provide them with an exceptional level of customer service.

Michelle Sephton

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Michelle is a successful business leader and entrepreneur in the luxury travel sector. She spent over 25 years at Elegant Resorts, becoming Managing Director in 2009. She oversaw the company’s growth into an award-winning luxury travel brand. She stepped down in 2018 to act as a coach and joined the business as a co-founder in 2020.

Anthony Cole

CCO and Co-Founder

Anthony has spent the last ten years working in travel with experience at several of the leading cottage agencies in the UK. He also brings luxury travel experience from his time at Elegant Resorts, having headed up the Middle East operations. Anthony has his own portfolio of holiday cottages, which he runs under the Escape Cottages brand.

Jane Grant

Property Portfolio Team Manager

After a successful career in Corporate Banking and Communications, Jane owned and operated the agent, Abersoch Holiday Homes for several years. She sold her business to Original Cottages, where she became Commercial Manager and Portfolio Manager for Wales. Jane now manages a high performing team and our portfolio of properties across the UK.

Our Managers

Roz Barrow

Head of Guest Services

Property Portfolio Managers

Sally Dance

Property Portfolio Manager

Kerry Pillinger

Property Portfolio Manager

The Team

Alison Thomas

Guest Services Executive

Julie Hindson

Guest Services Executive

Nikita Harding

Accounts Assistant

Rachel Brealey

Data Controller

Sophie Maynard

Content Manager

Contact Us

If you have any questions about any of our cottages or if you’d like some help with your booking, you are very welcome to get in touch with us.

We are always happy to help and go out of our way to tailor your perfect UK holiday.

Call Us
0121 517 0350
Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Head Office
Luxury Cottages, C/o WeWork, 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2AA