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What makes us different?

My Favourite Cottages is a holiday cottage rental agency based in Barnstaple, North Devon. We manage self-catered holiday properties in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and even Scotland. We believe a combination of “smart” marketing on a national level, and a bespoke, personal approach is the perfect way to effectively achieve maximum booking potential, as well as a happy working relationship with our owners.

Working with My Favourite Cottages gives you all the power of a national company with the personal approach of a local agency.

Any questions? Please fill out the enquiry form or call 01271 377 432

Bespoke cottage websites

At My Favourite Cottages, we create your property a totally bespoke, beautiful, professionally optimised website, designed to please Google and to wow your potential guests and persuade them to hit the ‘Book Now’ button.

Having a professional website is a very powerful sales tool that can convince guests that your property is not only real, but of a high quality and cared for.

The fully responsive websites designed by My Favourite Cottages are unique and tailored to showcase your entire property, whether it is a one-bedroom, couple-friendly cottage in Devon or a large, luxury estate in the Scottish Highlands. We don't use templates!

What you get with My Favourite Cottages


We take the stress

14 Day Payment

Personal Service

Booking System



Marketing Plan

Bespoke Website



Advertising Knowledge

Smart Marketing

Regular Website Updates

Google Marketing Suite


Talk to Someone


Property Visits

Revenue Estimate

What our clients have to say

"As a relatively new holiday home owner I have found the help given by MFC invaluable. The small group of employees all know and are good at their jobs. Amanda in particular is efficient and very responsive to all enquires/queries both from myself and from potential guests. My website has been designed by the company and they continue to alter/administer it for me. Marketing is altered according the current trends and collecting and distributing payments from guests is done without me having to think about it. Without exception all the guests that have come to me through the agency have left the property in excellent condition, not least because MFC levy a security deposit"
Sarah Peace - Seaglass

“We decided to speak to My Favourite Cottages based on a recommendation from someone we know who had switched from a ‘traditional’ letting agency and hasn’t looked back. We signed up based on their personal service. They are interested in really knowing your property so they can produce good accurate copy / images and talk with confidence having seen the property up close. As owners themselves they have been able to offer a fair bit of practical advice too. The bookings are going well and we like the efficient email communications re bookings and our account.“
Tony Wright - Kittiwake Cottage

“I love working with My Favourite Cottages. We have been with them for a few years now and they are very efficient, reliable, proactive and generally easy to work with. They have very good systems so that clear and timely reservation confirmations and statements are produced, with weekly remittances made directly to an owner’s bank accounts. Plus, they are always available to deal with problems out of normal working hours, as well as being thoroughly nice people to do business with. And they generate lots of business for our cottages too! So all in all, I am very happy client.’’
Hugh Godsal - Leys Cottages, Exmoor

“As new clients to the world of self catering hosting we received a lot of friendly support and guidance from the MFC team, advising us from the start of our conversion project. As soon as Courtyard Cottage was ready for marketing the team were fantastic at taking photographs, setting up our website, pricing and branding. We successfully launched our business last year and the MFC team continue to be responsive and approachable. Our guests are always complementary about their experience of booking Courtyard Cottage through the MFC team.”
Mika Clayton - Courtyard Cottage

“As owners we wanted to find an agent who cared as much as we do about the cottage and its surroundings; My Favourite Cottages have offered us a unique mix of local passion and internet marketing expertise, which is why we are into our 5th year of business with them”
Peter and Suzanne - Rock Cottage

“I have always found the team to be interested in doing the very best they can for my bookings and all at my convenience. Because they have visited Devon Beach Court on many occasions they can answer many of the potential guests questions immediately and thus generally secure the booking there and then without having to involve me. Thanks to My Favourite Cottages and their hard work my bookings go right the way through the year. I am extremely happy with the friendly, personal service I get with My Favourite Cottages, I feel I know them all personally and in turn that they know me and my apartment. The team are always quick to answer my emails and queries and I have been more than happy to recommend the company to many of my friends who have also been impressed with their care and professionalism.”
Jenny Hill - Devon Beach Court

Owner guides

Tips to maximise your return on investment when buying a holiday let
Tips to maximise your return on investment when buying a holiday let

Get to know how to ensure a return on your investment when buying a new holiday let and make sure you are investing your money in the right place.

How to attract repeat bookings
How to attract repeat bookings

Recognising the importance of repeat bookings for your self-catering cottage business and how you can develop a plan to cultivate them.

Why use an agent to market your holiday let?
Why use an agent to market your holiday let?

Find out the benefits of working with an agency to market your holiday home.

Why is it important that your holiday cottage has its own website?
Why is it important that your holiday cottage has its own website?

A good website can make the difference between your property getting booked or not. Learn why we are passionate about website design when building a marketing campaign.

What is the new owner process?

Owner Enquiry

We love to hear from owners and discuss how we can work for you, send us an enquiry or give us a call using the buttons below!

Property Visit

We make sure we visit the property before agreeing anything to make sure we are a good fit and our services are right for you

Property Build

If you agree to work with us following the visit we schedule a photoshoot and begin to develop the marketing plan ready to get you bookings.

Our Story

The Personal Touch

My Favourite Cottages was created by two rugby dads whilst watching their sons play. The pitchside idea soon became reality and the business was set up in 2010 with their first clients coming on board looking for that personal touch. Over the next few years My Favourite Cottages grew, staff were hired and clients joined, happy to get away from large faceless agencies. My Favourite Cottages is the agency that clients recommend to friends and family.

When joining My Favourite Cottages you and your property become a member of the family. Within the team based in Barnstaple, there is Harry the managing director, Amanda, the guest relations and bookings manager, Sam - Harry’s rugby playing son turned marketing manager and James, the website designer/photographer, there are also many others working behind the scenes. Each comes with a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in their respective roles that they will use to promote your property and bring in bookings.