At My Favourite Cottages, we create individual, professionally optimised websites, designed to please Google and its fellow search engines. It will also be designed to wow your potential guests and persuade them to hit the ‘Book Now’ button.
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.
Managing a holiday cottage these days is not easy, understanding online marketing is, in itself, a very challenging task and then you need to handle enquiries, bookings and money! Owners need to have the ability to take online bookings and that requires sophisticated ‘channel management systems’, which can be a nightmare if you don’t know how they work, so why not let My Favourite Cottages do all of this for you.
"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."
Unlike many other agencies, My Favourite Cottages pay clients within 14 days of receiving any money, allowing owners to receive an income from their holiday rental property all year round. This means no more waiting until the guest has been and gone before the money is transferred to your account.
"Deposits received are paid when the cottage is booked and the balance one month prior to arrival. The financial impact was so positive the overdraft facility we had set up to cover winter months was no longer needed."
At My Favourite Cottages you will get to know each member of the team, so whenever you need to discuss your holiday cottage you will be able to speak to someone you know and trust.
We work with a number of reputable housekeeping teams and local trades peoples to make sure whatever your needs are we are able to be to lend a helping hand.
"You can always speak with a person and it’s always somebody that you know and who knows you, it’s a very personal service from a small, well informed team."
Booking is the aim of the game, and there is no better system to be working with than Supercontrol. We are able to manage bookings in a way that makes working with our owners or even other agencies easy.
Your property is unique and therefore it makes sense that the description is bespoke, introducing each fascinating feature and shedding light on the stunning elements that will help your property be seen by the right people.
An extensive individually developed marketing plan to get you bookings. Social media, online advertising, email-marketing, copy-writing and photography – all developed specifically for your property.
A quality, professionally designed, bespoke website built from the ground up to reflect your property. We don’t use templates and we don’t cut corners on the behind the scenes SEO. Our aim is that when somebody googles the name of your property, your website comes up top. see some of our favourites!
A picture can say a thousand words, that's why our photography and editing package helps capture the beauty of your property, further showcasing all the reasons why it should be booked. These photos will be the most powerful marketing tool available so they have to be the best they can be.
We also work closely with local firms to produce the 3d “dolls house” virtual tours and video tours you may have seen on luxury properties recently.
"Their expertise in photography and marketing yields year round bookings with the emphasis on delivering exceptional customer service at all times."
Our team are experienced with a wealth of industry knowledge allowing us to be perfectly informed on the quirks and strengths of various online advertising sites as well as being well positioned to manage customer enquiries and location specific questions.
Our Smart marketing strategy uses a range of online and offline avenues that are proven to get bookings. We personally invest in the marketing for your property to ensure we offer a national marketing approach through strategically selected websites to optimise the properties reach and presence.
Regular updates to your website and advertising to ensure we promote all the latest features of your property includes photography upgrades when new furniture arrives, copy amends to ensure property descriptions are correct and backend updates to ensure the website is performing optimally.
Utilising all of the weapons in our arsenal means making the most of Google's offering. My Favourite Cottages will set up and manage your own Google suite of marketing tools which includes business, analytics and more helping us to make statistically informed decisions which will positively impact your property.
Someone you know at My Favourite Cottages will be available to talk to seven days a week.
When it comes to pricing, we will develop a comprehensive pricing strategy for your property, making sure you are competitive in the market. We will then continuously monitor your pricing and use your property’s performance to work on yearly pricing.
At My Favourite Cottages we like to get to know your property as well as you do, so, as well as visiting your holiday let when you join our family we will also be happy to come and see you and your cottage whenever you like, whether it is to discuss booking or improvements.
At the end of the day owning a holiday cottage is a business, and that is why we at My Favourite Cottages know the importance of the financials and making sure you get maximum return on your investment. Our realistic income estimators use up to date knowledge and competitors pricing to give you an informed estimate of the revenue you are likely to receive.
"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
Give us a call or send an email. Any member of our small team will be happy to talk about your property, but you’ll probably want to speak to Harry, our managing director using the information below