our story

Discover our story

Step into the Cherry Tree, where a world of charm and hospitality unfolds before you. We, Alan and Trish, and our youngest daughter Gemma, are thrilled to be your hosts at our comfy B&B nestled in the heart of picturesque Paignton. Our mission is to encapsulate the true essence of genuine hospitality.

From South Africa to Paignton

Our journey together began in Johannesburg, South Africa. The African love story unfolded and finally led to a proposal in London, which marked my exciting first experience overseas.

Our family grew to include three wonderful children – Caitlin, Gemma, and Calum – and our travels continued taking us to various corners of the world. Throughout it all, our shared passion for travel and exploration only deepened. To complete our family story we can’t forget our furry companions – Milo, the Chocolate Cocker, and Bear, Gemma’s beloved Zambian sausage dog import.O

Your family is our family

Our warm and welcoming nature isn’t just for family; it’s extended to every guest who walks through the doors of The Cherry Tree. Our extensive travels and diverse experiences have given us a genuine appreciation for different cultures and backgrounds, and this shines through in the way we embrace and greet each and every visitor. 

Our children, having grown up in this vibrant environment, have not only been active members of our local community by attending the local Grammar School, but they’ve also eagerly pitched in with B&B operations during weekends and holidays.

Welcome to the Cherry Tree

Our journey, guided by our love and enthusiasm for life, brought us to create The Cherry Tree. Beyond offering comfortable rooms and delicious breakfasts, our B&B is a reflection of our family’s inclusive and vibrant spirit. 

Our story is all about heartfelt hospitality at The Cherry Tree, and we invite you to become a part of it. Whether you’re a familiar face or a new friend, we hope you’ll intertwine your story with ours – a journey filled with warmth, sincere connections, and treasured memories.