Letting with Wales Cottage Holidays
Wales Cottage Holidays is a long established and experienced holiday lettings business.
Established over 40 years ago, we offer a wealth of experience and local expertise. We are one of a group of locally focused brands owned by The Original Cottage Company, a family-owned business that has grown to be one of the UK's leading lettings companies.
Our success is based on the simple premise that we all live and work in Wales, have a passion for great service, and offer an unrivalled experience.
Why holiday let with Wales Cottage Holidays?
Our holiday letting service in Wales can be tailored to suit your needs, here are some of the key reasons why you should let with Wales Cottage Holidays:
Leading digital marketing expertise from a large team working across Wales, and also in Norfolk.
Effective, targeted and exciting marketing activity featuring your individual property & free professional photography.
We list our properties on 17 of the biggest affiliate websites, plus 100's of smaller websites too - at no extra charge to our owners - including the following major brands:
It makes financial sense
We’ll visit your property (for free) to let you know how much you could earn.
Competitive commission rates, no sign-up or renewal fees (we only start making money when you do).
Attractive payment terms; we pay you as we receive funds from guests & we pay you in full for cancellations.
We're customer service led
Knowledgeable & friendly local team in Newtown, plus a central team of experts.
Our holidaymakers come back year after year (which means more repeat customers for you).
Tailored property management services, arranged to suit you (we won’t try and sell you a package).
Marketing your holiday property
The primary objective of our marketing activity is to help maximise the revenue potential of your property by bringing in bookings – lots of bookings! To achieve this we implement an extensive and targeted marketing programme:
Our websites are 'fully responsive’ which means they change to best fit the device on which they are being viewed. We invest in ‘pay per click’ advertising and continuously work on our ‘organic’ search engine performance on Google. We market properties on our national website; www.originalcottages.co.uk and our luxury website; www.nicheretreats.co.uk
Over 60,000 visitors to our own website each year
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.
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.
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. In addition to this our online blog gives customers insider news and tips to make the most of Wales.
Over 290,000 marketing emails sent to our customer base every year
We attend local shows so people can meet us and find out about our holiday properties. We have high quality show displays, branded giveaways and run a 'win a holiday' competition to build our customer base and attract new holidaymakers to our properties.
ADVERTISING & PR
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 properties as much coverage as possible. We also work closely with local tourism agencies and a number of UK and overseas affiliates.
Multiple relationships formed with national brands, for example Virgin Wines, John Lewis and Country Life Magazine
Our Newtown office, vehicle and sponsorships in Wales promote our brand and collection of holiday properties. We make the most of every opportunity to ensure holidaymakers, local businesses and visitors to events are directed to book our properties with ease.
Maximising your income
Combining over 40 years holiday letting experience, we know how to maximise your income through holiday letting.
Competitive commission, including a reduced introductory rate
Individually researched price bands and optimised calendar
Bespoke marketing showcasing your property's unique features
Tailored property management, only pay for the service you want
High repeat booking percentage builds your customer base year after year
Get paid in full for cancelled bookings, regardless of the reason
We're incredibly proud of the feedback we receive from our property owners, here's what they have to say:
We have consistently achieved a high level of bookings from the outset without extra effort on our part. We appreciate the attention to detail in both the brochure and website listings which enables our guests to fully understand what to expect. This leaves us free to deal with the necessary changeover days and keeping the property in an excellent condition.
Any concerns or other issues we have had have always been handled in a prompt, courteous and efficient manner. We wish Wales Cottage Holidays continued success in the future."
- Philip & Anne Large, Felin Fach.
I have been very satisfied with the level of bookings I get every year. Wales Cottage Holidays gives me peace of mind and takes the hassle out of letting."
- Helen Jenkins, Derw Lodge.
I have especially valued their advice regarding what facilities to provide and how best to manage owner responsibilities such as insurance, various legislation and grading of the property. Their expertise has been invaluable."
- Jennifer Sleep, Pentre Bach.
They have just made our life as property owners so much easier - and in a professional, very friendly and approachable way. They even came to take photos of our property which were much better than the ones that we had organised."
- Owner, Black Patch.
Additional benefits for our homeowners
10% Original Cottages discount
As we are part of the Original Cottages group, our homeowners enjoy a 10% discount off their own holidays.
With over 5,000 Original Cottages properties to choose from, you too could enjoy exploring the UK for less.
Exclusive discounts from our partners
We love loyal customers. To say thank you for choosing us, 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.