Live the Good Life...with our tailored holiday letting service
Enjoy the best of both worlds, with our team of experts
Holiday letting with Good Life Lake District Cottages provides you with the best of both worlds: operating from two offices our team in Cumbria provide you with a great service and wealth of local knowledge, this is coupled with the expertise of our central team of specialists. We're owned by the family-run, national agency The Original Cottage Company.
Why holiday let with Good Life Lake District Cottages?
Our holiday letting service in the Lake District can be tailored to suit your needs, here are some reasons why you should let with Good Life Lake District Cottages:
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 over 3,000 additional 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 Cumbria, 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
Our goal is to bring you bookings - lots of bookings
Our aim is to help you maximise the revenue potential of your holiday property. The primary objective of all our marketing activity is to bring you bookings – lots and lots of bookings! We help maximise booking rates with our extensive and targeted marketing programme through our local activity in Cumbria, and nationally via The Original Cottages Family.
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 96,000 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.
Advertising on 3,000 additional websites
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.
Our social media following has grown by over 12% in the last year.
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 the Lake District.
Over 260,000 marketing emails sent to our customer base every year
Taking advantage of the significant footfall we have passing our offices, we produce a full colour brochure updated annually, with high quality imagery of our beautiful holiday properties. This can also be requested online and we give it out to visitors at shows we attend and through local businesses too.
We distribute over 300 brochures per month from our doorstep alone!
We attend local, county and national 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 cottages 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 offices, vehicle and sponsorships in Cumbria and the Lake District 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.
Our high street office is perfectly positioned to advertise our holiday properties to passers-by.
Maximising your income
Maximise your income with minimum inconvenience
Combining over 25 years holiday letting experience nationally with our local expertise in the Lake District and Cumbria 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 proud of the feedback we receive from our property owners, here's what they have to say:
- Mr and Mrs Orrell, Hacket Forge & Brathay Loft in Little Langdale.
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.