About Chypons Farm
- Chypons Farm is a collection of four luxury self-catering holiday cottages and a B&B suite in a picturesque courtyard setting just outside St Ives in Cornwall.
- The business is owned and run by Julian and his wife Kate, with help from their housekeeping team.
- Julian and Kate have been running Chypons Farm since 2012 and they joined TravelNest in September 2017.
Typical guests at Chypons Farm
Thanks to its idyllic location, Chypons Farm appeals to a broad spectrum of holidaymakers - from couples seeking a romantic getaway to families and larger groups looking for somewhere they can stay together. Farm Cottage, the largest property, sleeps six, whilst Waterside Cottage sleeps four and Barn Cottage three. The additional B&B suite sleeps two and is perfect for couples. Chypons welcomes guests from all over the world, and in particular from Germany. Rosamunde Pilcher, a well-known German author of The Shell Seekers, was born in the local area.
During the summer holidays, families with children make up the majority of bookings. However, during the shoulder months between high and low season, the guest demographic at Chypons changes. Bookings from couples aged 40+ become more prevalent - these really help to boost longevity in occupancy across the year.
With a background in marketing and holiday property management, Julian was acutely aware of how the holiday lets marketplace was evolving, and the increasing dominance of big booking sites like Airbnb, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor.