Our Team

Karen Pearson

Karen Pearson

Founder and Proprietor of House Party Solutions

“Having established House Party Solutions in 2008, building the business over the past 7 years has been one of the most incredible journeys of my life.  The business model is focused on a friendly approach and a higher than usual degree of personal service.  My objective has always been to match one of our beautiful properties to the criteria expressed by individual clients, with as little compromise as possible.  And, as the business has grown, my team have been painstakingly chosen for possessing the same qualities.  

You may well wonder what led to all of this, and in reality, there have been several contributory factors…

As a child, my family ran a small farm, which offered farm holidays during the summer months, and a successful coach company in Devon.  Consequently, I was drip fed on a cocktail of hard work, very long hours, dedication and never giving up – values that I have only really appreciated since adulthood.  It was the perfect introduction into tourism, hospitality, excellent food and socializing with people from all over the country, from various walks of life.  

In my early 20’s, I moved to Saudi Arabia as part of a management team, to establish one of the largest sheep farms in the Middle East.  My role built on my otherwise lacking computer and administration skills and involved training multinational employees in practical animal husbandry. This involved a large degree of interpersonal skills and could be very amusing at times!  

The farm was owned by a Saudi Prince who built a new palace there and we were fortunate enough to regularly visit the site during the build and after completion.  I developed an inquisitive interest in the refurbishment; becoming inspired by the vision of beautiful interiors, incredible facilities and fabulous (often quirky and OTT) grounds - I was hooked!

Prior to setting up House Party Solutions, I worked as an agricultural Business Counselor; predominantly involved in putting together grant applications to convert redundant farm buildings into holiday lets, many of which were suitable for large groups.   This further fuelled my interest in luxurious, large group accommodation and inspired me to work with people, to achieve the desired result.

When I’m not working, I can usually be found….outside somewhere, with my two horses, Shiraz & Rubi or stomping over the rolling hills of Dartmoor with my Hungarian Vizsla rescue dog, Jasper.”

Kit Cornthwaite

Kit Cornthwaite

Manager - Property and Property Owners Consultant

I must confess to my somewhat ignorant start to the House Party Solutions team. Having spent my younger years working for various companies alongside my ambitious Engineering career I suppose I did not find my calling in life.

After successfully reaching my goal of becoming a fully qualified Precision Engineer fashioning all aspects of Aerospace components for the military and commercial industry I soon lost my passion and that’s were House Party Solutions comes in.

I could talk about my family raising me around glorious Manor Houses and Country Estates, however even though this was the case for special occasions the norm was quite average and my love for the finer things in life and the appreciation received from helping and aiding people from the smallest to largest of requests has lead me away from the Engineering career I once dreamed of. I do of course still enjoy the complex challenges and mathematics that engineering provided and take great pleasure working out the breakdown for Corporate and Wedding based enquiries. Not to say that just a quick chat with a client looking to celebrate a family weekend away in the Cotswolds is just as delightful.

From my personal experience I have learned the hard challenge faced with trying to re-locate family and friends half way across the world for a weekend in the sun and therefore why not take full advantage of the glorious features, this rainy country has to offer and have a most acquainted staycation. The coastline I personally relish in when the surfs worth loading my board on the roof for the drive through our winding countryside. Or our delightful British pubs serving the warmest of welcomes to families and celebrations of all occasions. Either way I am sure your family holiday, wedding, Stag & Hen do, Corporate Event or any occasion you can think is just around the corner and would love to help!

In summary, regardless to my earlier interests I am loving every minute at House Party Solutions and do hope to force my work ethic and take every enquiry as far as possible.  

Ann Barriball

Ann Barriball

Property and Property Owners consultant

After a 10 year career working as a high level PA in both the public and private sector in London, my family and I escaped the "rat race" and moved to beautiful Devon in 2000.  Since then I have worked as a wedding coordinator at a luxury von Essen hotel and now  include House Party Solutions among a small number of private clients.

I have a passion for all things "property", having ourselves embarked on a major conversion of a 200 year old barn into our own home here in Devon. I can't believe my good fortune in having found my perfect job at House Party Solutions - visiting and marketing such a fabulous collection of stunning, luxury properties all over the country. 

Like Karen, I am a firm believer in strong customer relations and we make it our absolute priority to reply to each and every enquiry promptly, priding ourselves on providing a friendly, helpful and professional service to everyone from the very outset. 

Outside of work, my husband and four children love the outdoor life, and have all recently learnt to sail - something we are thoroughly enjoying.

I am also a member of my local running club, and have now  completed four  Half Marathons- and if i can do it, anyone can!

When I am not running around after the children or training for my next run,  I can usually be found on a beach somewhere....! "

Esther Fleming

Esther Fleming

Property and Property Owners consultant

I have grown up around the tourism industry, from birth my parents owned a ‘Gîte de Group’ (Hotel) in France for Ski Holidays in the Alps. Since moving back to England, my family have set up 6 holiday lets, including a converted fishing boat which we let out on a holiday basis.

Taking on a big role with the running of the holiday lets, I have developed a passion for property as well as a good understanding of the rental world. My obsession with property has only grown over the years, especially since joining the team at 'House Party Solutions'. I'm the sort of person who would class looking up beautiful houses on the internet as a hobby - honestly, I can do it for hours!

I have been part of the team since January 2016 and feel passionate about developing good relationships, not only with the owners of our beautiful properties, but most importantly our clients. I believe it's much better to work alongside my clients to understand exactly what they are after by building a strong relationship and being that ‘friendly face’ on hand to help them through the sometimes challenging task of finding the perfect property for the event. I prefer to talk things through and find out exactly what they are after, rather than sending out hundreds of irrelevant properties for the client to then tediously sieve through.

When I’m not gawking over beautiful properties online, you will probably find me traveling to some exotic country in search of adventure.