Ben Shearer

Managing Director

As Managing Director of Sand & Stone and its sister company, The Peligoni Club, Ben Shearer is responsible for curating and developing the Sand & Stone collection. With an MA in fine art from Rhode Island school of Design, Ben has spent the last ten years overseeing the growth and development of two boutique travel companies along with a few renovation projects under his belt. Over the last few years Ben has worked with our property owners to bring out the best in their properties, advising on price, management and positioning.

Ben visits all new properties and meets with the owner to discuss a plan of action be it design, renovate or simply let. If you think your property would make a nice addition to our collection then simply fill out the form back to you and Ben will be in touch.


Hamish Gordon Lennox

Head of Sales & Operations

Bringing over 10 years experience in the travel industry to his role, Hamish oversees the day-to-day running of enquiries and bookings at Sand & Stone. With more bookings done directly online, Hamish ensures guests receive all the neccessary information and answers any queries with regards to the property and the local area. For those enquiries looking to getaway but not sure where to go, he employs his extensive knowledge of each property and the surrounding area to help them decide. Hamish also is the direct point of contact for all owners, answering any queries you have with regards to the management, letting or marketing of your property.

Alexandra Southward

Head of Communications

Alex oversees all the marketing efforts at Sand & Stone Escapes. This involves managing the PR and digital efforts to ensure results are in line with budgets and every owner’s expectations. This is in addition to designing printed and digital pieces and overseeing advertising activities.

After gaining a degree in the History of Art at Edinburgh University, Alex went on to study Chinese before setting in the metroplitan city of Shanghai for 5 years. Here she worked in PR, Branding and Advertising for clients such as Porsche, Johnson & Johnson, UnionPay to name a few before returning to London to develop the marketing departments for Sand & Stone and its sister company The Peligoni Club.

Laurie Petrucci

Content Marketer & Social Media Manager

Laurie is focused on all things content at Sand & Stone Escapes. Her main focus is managing and curating our Social Media content and Newsletters as well as managing the production of photography and filmic content.

A keen copywriter with a sharp eye, Laurie is focussed on delivering clear, enticing messaging alongside striking imagery. With a degree in Linguistics and previous experience creating and delivering newsletters for well-known news group, Laurie knows how to grab people’s attention in a fast-paced world.

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