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Email us   info@myfavouritecottages.co.uk

We work for you

See what suits you and your property

The My Favourite Holiday Cottages approach is very different to other standard agencies. We know that if you can drive a potential booker to a well-designed, easy to navigate website, which is promoting an individual property, then the chances of securing a booking are much higher.

Combine a beautiful website with well written, informative copy and stunning professional photography and the chances of a potential guest being tempted away by other similar cottages are greatly reduced.

Our approach helps us to be complexly flexible, and enables us to fit in with your individual needs. From professional photography to pricing and bespoke marketing plans, our goal is to get you and your property as many bookings as you need, without you having to do the legwork. You can enjoy receiving bookings whilst you are on holiday, playing golf, at work and even while you sleep.

We will also get to know your cottage as well as you do, so when dealing with bookers we will be able to answer a variety of questions efficiently and with confidence.

The team at My Favourite Holiday Cottages will share with you a wealth of advice on holiday property management, and you will receive your income when your guest pays, guaranteeing a steady flow of income all year round.

Call us. Tell us what it is you’re looking for in marketing your holiday cottage, or holiday properties and managing your bookings. We’ll listen and then suggest ways we can help you enjoy owning a successful holiday property business

What we provide

  • A life away from enquiries and bookings – My Favourite Holiday Cottages will take away the stress of responding to emails and telephone calls, as well as handle all the money.
  • ‍Payment within 14 days – no waiting until the guest has been and gone.
  • A quality, professionally designed bespoke website (we don't use templates)
  • A photo-shoot to bring out the best in your property. 
  • A robust market-leading booking system.
  • An extensive individually developed marketing plan to get you bookings.
  • Online advertising on sites that work including Home Away, Owners Direct, Independent Cottages, Elite Cottages, Big Cottages and many, many more (worth more than £500).
  • Copy writing for your website, and all advertising.
  • Set up and management of the Google suite of marketing tools (business, analytics etc)
  • Help with pricing your property, which is regularly reviewed.
  • Regular updates to your website and advertising.
  • Someone available to talk to seven days a week from 9am to 8pm.
  • A personal visit and audit of your property.

My Favourite Holiday Cottages can offer all this for a competitive commission rate of 18% (plus VAT) or 15% (plus VAT) without a new website.

Complete Cottage Marketing

At My Favourite Holiday Cottages, we know that by promoting each cottage individually via its own professionally designed website, an interested booker is much more likely to book. We will use your website as the main shop window and direct potential guests to it with a series of well-placed adverts on online directories proven to secure bookings.

We know that if you can attract a potential booker to your holiday cottage website, with stunning, professional photography and beautifully written copy, written by someone who has actually visited your property and knows it as well as you do, they will not be tempted away by other similar cottages.

Our bespoke model allows us to market your holiday cottage via its own website, and carefully selected adverts, backed up by social media to generate you bookings all year round, not just the peak season.

Over the years My Favourite Holiday Cottages has built successful partnerships with several leading online directories. We have found sites that work, generating not only enquiries and traffic for your website but also bringing in bookings. By marketing your property individually, we can tailor your advertising package to suit your target market and make it stand out from the crowd.

Just a few of the sites we use include Home Away, Owners Direct, Independent Cottages, Stillwells Cottages Direct, Big Cottages, Elite Cottages, Country Cottages Online and Sawdays.

Clients on our premium, all-inclusive complete cottage marketing package will have any advertising required for their property included in our competitive commission rates, of either 15% (plus VAT) or 18% (plus VAT)

Be found. Be seen. Be successful!

My Favourite Holiday Cottages has learnt over the years how a holiday property website should tell its own story so that the happy ending is a booking.

We will create an individual, properly optimised website, designed to please Google and its fellow search engines. It’ll also be designed to wow your potential guests, and persuade them to hit the book now button.

My Favourite Holiday Cottages only designs websites for the self-catering sector and our goal is to be recognised for delivering great, original looking websites designed to capture the imagination of a potential booker, and to steer them easily through to the booking stage.

We pride ourselves on designing websites that look great and possess immediate appeal in the eyes of potential guests. We continually follow what works in website design (and what doesn’t). So, while our sites may incorporate similar successful design principles, each emerges looking completely different, and that is because each property is unique, from its size and appearance to its target market and location.

My Favourite Holiday Cottages Premium sites include

  • A streamlined user experience catered to your cottages specific audience
  • A professional photoshoot of your property - £200.00 plus VAT
  • Well-written informative copy, covering your property, the local area and any nearby attractions
  • Full search engine optimisation testing for key search phrases and updates when needed
  • A Super Control availability calendar allowing online booking
  • Updates when required, including prices, copy, testimonials, images
  • A Google map of your property location
  • Google analytics
  • Optional - Website hosting for £10.00 + VAT per month
  • You'll also benefit from a free listing on My Favourite Holiday Cottages directory site (worth £88.00 plus VAT)

Payments

Unlike many other agencies, at My Favourite Holiday Cottages we pay our clients within 14 days of us receiving any money, allowing you to receive an income all year round. This means no more waiting until the guest has been and gone before the money is transferred to your account. In conjunction with your payments is a comprehensive statement giving you details of what income you are to receive, and for which bookings.

My Favourite Holiday Cottages works with one of the leading online booking and management systems, SuperControl. This excellent self-catering booking system helps us to keep up to date with all bookings and enquiries, as well as keeping an extensive database of past guests to allow us to target repeat bookings.

Let us create stunning photos for your holiday property

Give your website a real wow factor. Stand out from the crowd with a portfolio of property photographs from our award-wining photographer. We’ll arrange a one-day professional shoot of your property’s interior and exterior for you to use on your website and advertising, as well as any other literature you use. We’ll also give you top tips on how to get the best out of your very own ‘shoot.’ And the good news is, all rights to the photos will be yours.

A one-day photo shoot with a professional award-winning photographer is £200 plus VAT, and any travel expenses. Included in this price are all photos and a complete disk with all images for you to use.

Advice

Setting up and maintaining a successful holiday cottage business is very rewarding. It can also be extremely stressful with the path to success lined with potential potholes that can see you waste a lot of time and money.

We offer a personal service based on us really getting to know your holiday cottage – and you getting to know us. Talk to us every week if you like, or once in a blue moon, we are always available, and we will be more than happy to assist you in any way we can. We can also guarantee that you will not be directed to a call-centre. Instead you will be able to speak to a member of the team who knows you and your property.

At your disposal will be our extensive holiday cottage marketing experience, as we promote your cottage, and care for your bookings in a way that other agencies simply cannot, and all at very competitive rates.

My Favourite Holiday Cottages can also offer expert advice to anyone looking to buy or convert a property for holiday lettings, as well as those already in the business. We have years of expertise and hindsight to put at your disposal. We’ve learnt a lot from managing our own properties, and even more from working with other property owners, so, whether it is advice on refurbishment options, drafting an owner-booker contract or the development of a marketing and advertising plan, My Favourite Holiday Cottages is here to help.