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About

Lorna & Alistair Handyside are the proud owners of Higher Wiscombe. Celebrating over 30 years of marriage, we’ve built a life together with our three wonderful now grown-up children: Olivia, Charlotte, and Harry.

Our journey began in bustling London where we first crossed paths while pursuing our careers. Lorna made her mark at the London Stock Exchange, while Alistair climbed the ranks as a senior executive in the hi-tech industry. Alongside managing Higher Wiscombe, Lorna and Alistair co-founded and run PASC UK (Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK Ltd).

Alistair’s involvement extends beyond Higher Wiscombe and PASC UK. He holds various leadership positions, including Chair of the South West Tourism Alliance and The East Devon National Landscape (AONB). Previously, he chaired esteemed organisations such as The South West Coast Path and Premier Cottages. Honored with an MBE in 2018 for his contributions to tourism, he remains committed to enhancing the hospitality landscape.

Together, Lorna and Alistair are dedicated to ensuring memorable experiences for of their guests at Higher Wiscombe and advancing the self-catering industry through our collective efforts.