Letting your holiday cottage
With both local and national teams, letting with us provides the best of both worlds
Here in Derbyshire, we have passionate, knowledgeable property specialists who can support you in getting your property ready to let, and ensure that your property is set up for a successful season, year after year.
We're also part of Original Cottages - a family of more than 20 holiday letting agencies spanning England and Wales - providing you with all the benefits that come with a national team of sales, marketing and IT experts.
Why holiday let with us?
Bespoke marketing showcasing your property's unique features
High repeat booking percentage builds your customer base year after year
Individually researched price bands and optimised calendar
Best of both worlds
Our local team is full of passionate, knowledgeable, local people who are experts in the local letting market.
Our national team of sales, marketing and IT experts work behind the scenes to ensure smooth sailing and fantastic booking rates.
It makes financial sense
We’ll visit your property for free, and with no obligation, to let you know how much you could earn.
Competitive commission rates, no sign-up or renewal fees, plus flexible property management options.
Attractive payment terms; regular monthly payments and easy to understand statements, plus protection from cancellations and damages.
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 major affiliate websites too, at no extra charge to our owners, including:
We're customer service led
For you and your guests our local teams are on hand to answer questions, resolve problems, deal with emergencies and share their local knowledge.
Our holidaymakers come back year after year, which means more repeat customers for you.
Marketing your holiday cottage
We can help maximise the booking rates for your holiday cottage with our extensive and targeted marketing programme:
Our local presence contributes significantly to the awareness and popularity of our brands.
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.
Local & National Websites
Our network of local and national websites deliver significant booking volumes.
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.
We advertise our properties across a range of additional websites to maximise their booking potential.
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.
Our social media accounts boast ever-growing audiences.
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.
As part of the Original Cottages family, our regular marketing emails reach almost half a million subscribers.
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.
Advertising & Public Relations
We've formed relationships with many local and national brands, including Virgin Wines, John Lewis and Country Life Magazine.
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.
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.
Additional benefits for our homeowners
off your own Original Cottages holidays
With over 5,500 Original Cottages properties to choose from, you too could enjoy exploring the UK for less.
Plus, exclusive discounts from select partners.
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. Partners include John Lewis, Mattressman, AF Affinity, Sponge, Virgin Wines, The Key Safe Company and more...
How to join our family
1. Submit an enquiry
We'll send you a free owner information pack and arrange for your local property recruiter to make contact for an informal chat.
2. Arrange a meeting
Covid-19: Where it is not currently possible to visit, our recruiters may offer a video meeting.
We'll look at your property, discuss your requirements, then draw up a letting proposal. This will include suggested booking rates, an income projection, and our advice on steps you can take to improve your return on investment.
Property visits are free of charge and come without obligation.
3. Receive bookings
After you join us, our teams will create listings for your property on our local brand website, the Original Cottages website, and on affiliate websites (Airbnb, Booking.com, Tripadvisor...). Select new properties may also be featured in national email campaigns, on our social media accounts or promoted in the local agency window display.
You'll be provided with an online homeowner account, where you can view your bookings 24/7 in real time and keep track of your income.