Meet the Team

Whether you are a holidaymaker or a homeowner, we are proud to have a friendly team of experts that are dedicated to providing an exceptional service, helping you make the most out of your holiday in South Devon whilst taking care of your property.

Here at Blueriver Cottages the staff are all local, we all know how lucky we are to live in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with over 20 years’ experience of South Devon and the self-catering market.

Our Local Team


Our Dartmouth office is located on Hauley Road and the door is always open for you to pop in and meet some of the team. 

Gemma joined us in December 2016 and has a lot of experience within the holiday let industry having previously worked in holiday lettings and managing her own portfolio of properties in and around Dartmouth. She has a passion for perfection and a keen eye for detail ensuring standards are kept high to benefit owners and guests alike. Gemma has lived in Devon all her life and after completing a Law and Business degree could not bear to tear herself away from the beautiful South Hams. Gemma is a real sun lover so roll on the summer and sunshine at Blueriver! 

Often out and about (but still loving her days in Dartmouth!) is Mel, born and bred Devonian, she can tell you anything you might need to know about the area and the holiday let industry. Mel originally trained as a teacher and after teaching for 4 years she felt it was time to move into a different career. Mel has always worked in the local shops as a growing girl and missed the tourists you meet on a daily basis, and the holiday let industry suited Mel’s abilities to talk to a diverse range of people on a daily basis and feed her interest of property around the area.


Upon joining the Original Cottages family in 2017, we were lucky enough to to have our wonderful Torquay office join us, just off the iconic harbourisde on Torwood Street. The central location means that many of our homeowners and customers pop in (often with their fish and chips!) for a chat with our helpful team of locals.

We're also lucky to have further support from our sister brand Discovery Holiday Homes, where we find Will, Heidi and Agnese. Will is our longest-standing member of the team with several years of holiday letting experience, and as the Reservations Manager for Discovery. A born and bred Torquay soul (for his sins!), he spends his precious free time exploring the Devon countryside and can often be found wandering the coastal path or along the beach.