Meet the Team

Clare Fortescue

Clare’s passion for Boconnoc, its history, surroundings and the Boconnoc Community is evident in the part she has played in making Boconnoc what it is today. Deeply rooted in Cornwall and the natural beauty it offers, she is committed to preserving the environment and the history of Boconnoc as well as promoting the philosophy of sustainability. Helping take Boconnoc into the future, her work in healthcare has given her an understanding of the profound impact that nature has on health and wellbeing. She sees Boconnoc as a place of restoration and renewal.

In her spare time Clare enjoys swimming in the sea and trips around the country in her camper van.

Sima Hill - Head of People and Projects


With a background in property management and skilled oversight across all aspects of the business, Sima leads the Boconnoc team. Sima is currently working on expanding our sustainable practices and safeguards, and ensuring our seven values run through all aspects of our work at Boconnoc: Honest, challenge, fair, simple, open, playful, real.

Louise Pearce - Hospitality Manager

Louise takes care of all your needs throughout your wedding, retreat or event at Boconnoc. You and your guests will benefit from a seamless experience from arrival to departure. Throughout the winter months, Louise also takes the lead on our much-loved Community Hub.

Elizabeth Fortescue

Elizabeth and her late husband Anthony embarked on the ambitious 12 year renovation of Boconnoc House in 2002. One December evening Anthony stopped the car at the top of the drive and shone the lights on the dilapidated Boconnoc House, “One day we will have electricity in the house”. To this day she is still delighted each time the lights come on. Elizabeth continues to run Boconnoc House and the Estate with her two daughters Clare and Sarah. Elizabeth always says this is a house that says, “If you take care of me, I’ll take care of you.”

Elizabeth is passionate about trees and gardens and has a love of the history of the estate.

Sarah Fortescue

As an interior designer Sarah’s unique style and vision has brought the properties at Boconnoc to life. Taking inspiration from her time spent between Cornwall and Africa, her eclectic designs are full of vibrancy and colour which has been infused across the main house and cottages on the estate. Sarah has a love of travel, Africa and is inspired hugely by natures palette which is featured across many of her fabrics, wallpaper and interior design.



Catherine is new to the team and brings a background in relationship, sales, and events management in the international conference sector. She is the calm point of contact during your wedding planning journey and is completely invested in giving our wedding couples and their families the experience of a lifetime.

Georgia Smith - Property and Office Assistant

Georgia is working within the team as our Property and Office assistant 

At home she enjoys baking and reading crime fiction and is also a self-confessed thrill-seeker. 

Colin Freemantle - Maintenance

Colin was tempted out of retirement to join the Boconnoc Team following a relocation to Cornwall and a long-held admiration for the estate. Drawing on his career as a mechanical engineer, he works his magic wherever needed, from maintaining heritage buildings and cottages to driving tractor-trailers full of Deer Safari guests.



Oksana leads our housekeeping team, keeping Boconnoc House, The Stewardry, and our Cottages ready for guests. From fresh flowers and crisp bedlinen to recommending activities during your stay, Oksana’s international hospitality background brings exceptionally high standards to the team.

Stuart Robertson - Gardener

Having worked at Boconnoc for over 20 years, Stuart has a deep knowledge of our natural landscape and its management across the seasons. Seclusion in our beautiful grounds and gardens is central to a stay at Boconnoc, and Stuart ensures that we maintain our historical ‘Picturesque’ planting style and provide stunning backdrops for guests’ wedding photographs.

Housekeeping Team

Our housekeeping team are an integral part of the business and ensure that all of our accommodation is looking immaculate at all times for our guests.