Guest blog by cottages.com

Cottages -com -logoThinking of buying or letting a holiday home?

Liz Minshull and Sarah Derbyshire are holiday home letting specialists at cottages.com, looking after the Peak District and surrounding areas. Here they offer GWCT members and followers, advice on getting the most from letting a holiday cottage.

CottageMaking a holiday cottage work for you

You may already run a holiday property or perhaps it’s something you’ve been thinking of? Regardless of the stage you’re at in holiday property ownership, cottages.com can help with specialist support and local knowledge to ensure you get the most from your holiday home. We offer evidence based advice, drawing on our experience as the UK’s number one cottage holiday website.

National presence with a strong regional heart

We have an unrivalled market reach in the UK to ensure your holiday property is exposed to existing and potential holidaymakers and your bookings maximised. We run multimillion-pound marketing campaigns, work with over 500 online partners and our website sees 23 million visitors a year. But we also have a strong locally based team of regional managers like us, who live and work in the area we look after. We look after the Peak District and surrounding areas and are passionate about the region, the countryside and the holiday property owners we represent.

LoungeFrom countryside to town – protecting our environment

We’re interested in holiday properties of all shapes and sizes, location and style, in the Peaks, Derbyshire and across the UK. We encourage our accommodation owners to think sustainably when running their holiday cottage – to protect local wildlife, encourage recycling, use renewable energy and think about energy efficiency. We promote green award grading schemes and make suggestions to our customers to limit the impact they have when they’re a guest.

Working in partnership for hassle free letting

As regional managers in the Peaks, we like to build strong relationships with our owners, giving a personalised and flexible service. We’ve both got years of experience in the holiday letting industry so know the local market inside out. We’re trusted by 1000’s of holiday property owners because of the face to face support we provide, together with our stress free letting service. Cottages.com takes care of the admin – the customer queries, bookings and payments- so you don’t have to.

CottagesSo what do our existing owners think?

‘Our Peak District regional manager’s advice has been excellent and has resulted in a constant stream of satisfied guests. Our cottage has been full all year round with very few gaps.’
Mrs Redfern, owner of Tub Cottage in Litton

‘I found cottages.com and the area manager a great help in getting the cottage ready for rental. Since we opened last year we have had an extremely high occupancy which has exceeded expectations.’
Mrs Poole, owner of Ellers Bank Cottage, Hayfield near Glossop

We’re recruiting holiday properties in the Peak District, Derbyshire and across the UK

We’d love to hear from you whether you are thinking of buying a holiday property and need some pointers, or are mid property development and would benefit from advise. Perhaps you are an existing owner thinking about changing agent?

There are great resources on our owner website www.cottages.com/let-your-property. From agent comparison tables, to blog features on attracting winter visitors or making simple improvements to generate more bookings.

For further information or any queries, please do give us a call or drop us an email – we’d love to hear from you!

Liz Minshull - 0161 973 5245 or 07703 607687 or email Liz.Minshull@wynvr.co.uk
Sarah Derbyshire – 0345 268 0519 or 07778 795694 or email Sarah.Derbyshire@wynvr.co.uk

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