Make the most of your holiday cottage with Original Cottages

With both local and national expertise and support, you'll get the best of both worlds

We have property specialists  based in many popular holiday destinations across England and Wales. They are passionate, knowledgeable local people who will support you in getting your property ready to let. We combine this with a central team of experts in sales, marketing and IT to ensure smooth sailing and fantastic booking rates.

From pricing to marketing to property grading, we will ensure that your property is set up for a successful season, year after year.

The refurbishment of my holiday home had been majorly delayed by the lockdown and there was a significant chance that I would miss the summer season completely. However, with Annabel’s support, hard work and enthusiasm, it was actually launched to the holiday market within just 36 hours of being ready and then went on to achieve an incredible 7 full weeks of summer bookings in the first few days of going live. My thanks go to Annabel and her team for such a speedy response!

Homeowner Feedback, July 2020

Our advice is free and without obligation, so email us today through letting@originalcottages.co.uk or Submit an enquiry online

Why holiday let with Original Cottages?

Our holiday letting service can be tailored to suit your needs, here are some reasons why you should let with Original Cottages:

Expert marketing

Leading digital marketing expertise & innovative activity such as virtual reality property tours.

Effective, targeted and exciting marketing activity featuring your individual property & free professional photography.

We list our properties on over 3,000 additional websites too - at no extra charge to our owners - including the following major brands:

Original Cottages
HomeAway
Airbnb
Snaptrip
Booking.com
Trip Advisor
Interhome
Love Cottages

It makes financial sense

We’ll visit your property (for free) to let you know how much you could earn.

Competitive commission rates, no sign-up or renewal fees (we only start making money when you do).

Attractive payment terms; regular monthly payments and easy to  understand statements, plus protection from cancellations and damages.

We're customer service led

Knowledgeable & friendly local teams across the UK, plus a central team of experts.

Our holidaymakers come back year after year (which means more repeat customers for you).

Tailored property management services, arranged to suit you (we won’t try and sell you a package).

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Our response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

From the start of the pandemic, we have been focused on supporting our homeowners, guests and staff
 

 

Sending clear, regular communications
In a world with so many unknowns, we have cut through the noise to give our homeowners clear, regular and informed communications about the situation, what it means to them, how we’re adapting, and what they need to do to adapt.

 

Keeping safety our top priority
Our local teams have been equipped with all of the PPE necessary to continue visiting and servicing properties safely . Our photography teams have also adapted photoshoots, making them 'contact-free'.

 

 

Being there, whenever needed
We have made sure that we’re always available on the end of a phone or email, and the feedback from our homeowners has been fantastic – we, and they feel like our relationships have only strengthened during this time.

 

Looking ahead...
With holiday bookings now on the up, we are helping both new and existing homeowners to make their properties safe and ready for visitors. We understand our holidaymakers’ needs and are advising our owners on how to optimise their property – from facilities, to pricing – to achieve their booking potential.

Homeowner feedback we received during the pandemic:

"Just to say thank you so much for such a thoughtful and comprehensive update, and for all of the tips, it is much appreciated and very reassuring to receive."
"Many thanks for the update. Your message underlines the professionalism shown every day by your company. Let’s look forward to a healthy and happy future."
"Thank you all. I am so relieved that our agency have demonstrated integrity and balance. Well done."

Marketing your holiday cottage

Our goal is to bring you bookings - lots of bookings

Our aim is to help you maximise the revenue potential of your holiday property. The primary objective of all our marketing activity is to bring you bookings – lots and lots of bookings! We help maximise booking rates with our extensive and targeted marketing programme through our local activity, and nationally via The Original Cottages Family.

 

Our offices
LOCAL PRESENCE

WIth local offices, local people, vehicles and sponsorships we have a significant local presence to promote our brands. We make the most of every opportunity to ensure holidaymakers, local businesses and visitors to events are directed to book our properties with ease.

Our local presence contributes significantly to the awareness and popularity of our brands

Website
LOCAL & NATIONAL WEBSITES

We have a network of around 30 local websites for many popular UK holiday destinations. We also market properties on our national website; www.originalcottages.co.uk and our luxury website; www.nicheretreats.co.uk. With top 10 Google rankings for thousands of keywords, our combination of local + national gives us a competitive advantage that delivers results.

Our network of local and national websites deliver significant booking volumes

Affiliate websites
AFFILIATE WEBSITES

We pay to list your properties on a range of affiliate websites, both in the UK and elsewhere in the EU, casting the net further still. These include: Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Snaptrip, Holiday Lettings and HomeAway.

We advertise on 3,000 additional websites to maximise your booking potential

Social media
SOCIAL MEDIA

We showcase holiday properties, special offers, local news and events through our social media accounts,  and actively engage with our followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube through our organic and paid social media activity.

Our social media following has grown by over 20% in the last year

 

Campaign marketing
CAMPAIGN MARKETING

We regularly communicate with our customers with personalised, targeted emails and mailers. We feature properties, events and special offers, tailoring the content to our audience. In addition to this our online blog gives customers insider news and tips to make the most of their holiday.

We regularly send marketing emails to almost half a million subscribers

Advertising & PR
ADVERTISING & PR

We place carefully timed advertisements in local press and selected national magazines and papers. We work with PR specialists, journalists and high profile bloggers to gain our cottages as much coverage as possible. We also work closely with local tourism agencies and a number of UK and overseas affiliates.

Multiple relationships formed with national brands, for example Virgin Wines, John Lewis and Country Life Magazine

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Maximising your income

Maximise your income with minimum inconvenience

With 25 years' holiday letting experience nationally, we know how to maximise your income through holiday letting.

 

Competitive commission, including a reduced introductory rate

 

Individually researched price bands and optimised calendar

 

Bespoke marketing showcasing your property's unique features

 

Tailored property management, only pay for the service you want

 

High repeat booking percentage builds your customer base year after year

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Holiday properties as an investment

Staycations are experiencing a huge surge in demand and given the nature of UK self-catering breaks appealing to those looking for safe, environmentally friendly, cost-effective holidays, this is set to continue for some time to come.

Our experienced Property Recruiters frequently work with homeowners to help them select, furnish, manage and let their property, optimising their return on investment. Here is a summary of how we can help:

  We can visit properties with you.

  We can provide helpful feedback on the ‘letability’ of a property given its location and amenities.

  We can offer practical advice on simple steps to improve the ROI of the property (e.g. interior design).

  We can generate property proposals with rental rates and income.

  We can support with the practical running of the holiday let, taking away any ongoing hassle.

Please call us on 0800 368 9358 or send us an email if you’d like to find out more about how we could help you with your holiday home investment.

Testimonials

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Additional benefits for our homeowners

10% Original Cottages discount
10% Original Cottages discount

Our homeowners enjoy a 10% discount off their own holidays.

With over 5,500 Original Cottages properties to choose from, you too could enjoy exploring the UK for less. 

Partner discounts
Exclusive discounts from our partners

We love loyal customers. To say thank you for choosing us, we’ve teamed up with a range of local and national companies to ensure that you are rewarded with some seriously great offers and discounts.

How to join our family

If you’re interested in letting with us our knowledgeable and friendly team members are on hand to advise and support you through the simple 3-step process.

1

Contact us

Email us or send us an enquiry so we can arrange an informal chat with one of our knowledgeable team members.

2

Arrange to meet

We would love to visit your property, or arrange a video meeting and tour (whichever is more appropriate) with no-obligation on you at all.

3

Join our family & receive bookings

We arrange your property setup and once live we launch our marketing activity to secure bookings and generate you income.

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