The Choice Cottages Team
Choice Cottages is a family business, specialising in Self Catering Accommodation in Devon since 2002. Choice Cottages have built a large portfolio since its establishment, with hundreds of quality Holiday Cottages.
At Choice, we pride ourselves in our efficient approachable manner and the very best levels of service to both visitors and owners alike. Our passionate team members have in-depth knowledge of our holiday cottages, the local area, and events in the West Country. To support our knowledgeable staff, we invest in the very best website availability searches & online booking systems, while maintaining a friendly 1-2-1 telephone service.
Meet the team
Ninette, Director of Choice Bookings Ltd, founded a successful holiday lettings business (Choice-Cottages) in the North Devon area in 2002. With her expertise in the holiday rental market, over two decades of property marketing and consulting in North Devon, she is ideally placed to offer any advice you may require when purchasing and/or letting holiday properties.
Ninette has had a varied and successful career including owning a studio and being a ballet teacher. She has owned a successful chain of fashion retail boutique stores in South Africa, a ballet apparel store and has also worked in a number of senior roles within the NHS while studying for a post-graduate degree.
In 2002 Ninette purchased her first holiday home in Croyde and realised that there was an opportunity in Devon to offer a very high level of service when marketing properties to visitors – and so established Choice Cottages as a brand for hand-picked holiday homes. Ninette is passionate about the industry, which has grown from strength to strength and has allowed bringing in additional resources and expertise from within the family and outside.
Ninette has always believed in giving back to the community and a healthy lifestyle. To this end, she has run a number of marathons in support of her favourite charities; including the RNLI.
As founder and managing director, Ninette is responsible for the brand and image of choice cottages.
Claire joined the agency in 2006 following a career in management of finances for several racehorse and stallion syndicates in South Africa, working for a number of high profile international clients. Claire also successfully ran an industry publication for the equine industry and for many years was involved in the training of thoroughbred racehorses. She brought these transferrable skills to Choice Cottages for her very own portfolio of large family-friendly holiday properties. She is passionate about sourcing the right property for the right occasion and see it through from the first enquiry to the arrival and return.
Paul joined Choice Cottages in 2008 after qualifying as a Microsoft Engineer and thereafter a successful career in IT services for a number of large organisations, including major telecoms providers. In addition to his roles at Choice Cottages, Paul is passionate about the ocean and can often be found on a beach enjoying his favourite water sports, including sailing. Currently, Paul is the proprietor of Portfolio 2, looking after the Studio, one and 2 bedroom holiday properties, their owners, and guests. He has tremendous experience in this field as well as being able to do marketing with drone footage, a skill which he is passionate about.
Justin left school and worked as a professional musician/composer before beginning a career in the Leisure Industry as a Regional Manager for a chain of fitness clubs. He then joined a large cosmetic house as National Account Manager for a number of brands. Moving to the UK in 2006, Justin started working for American Express and later Barclays as a Senior Relationship Manager, before the call of beautiful Devon made the decision to join the family business an easy one.
Justin is the proprietor of a large portfolio and executes his incredible transferable skills to maximise sales and customer relationships to the highest levels.
Justin is also an expert in digital marketing, print media, SEO.