New Year, New Agency – Let Your Cottage

Cumbrian Cottage Holidays

Is your present letting company providing a level of service and bookings you deserve?

If not, then read on to find out how we differ.

We have recently had more cottage owners than ever approach us, they are finding their current agent, who was original privately owned, local and whom they listed their cottage with, no longer exists, it is now part of a large national, corporate company.

The level of personal service has disappeared; There is no feedback from holidaymakers other than negative comments or complaints and anything regarding maintenance or cleaning issues are not passed on or followed up, in effect no management.

When you call you get passed from office to office, no one knows you or your cottage.

To be frank, the corporate agencies do not care, you are just a number in their ever increasing portfolio of properties.  To them it is a ‘numbers game’, the more cottages they list, the more their investment is worth to Private Equity Investment Companies.

We have experienced the change first hand, from owning our own agency and cottages, with local offices, providing a managed service to having our cottages ‘managed’ (we use the term loosely) by a National Company.

We now provide the service to owners that we did over the last 26 years through our previous companies Cumbrian Cottages and Lakes Cottage Holidays.

We have a target of no more than 200 cottages to enable us to offer a range of cottages, lodges and shepherds huts etc throughout Cumbria; Not too many of any type or location, limiting competition for your cottage.

By restricting the number of properties, we can provide a personal service to owners and holidaymakers.  We are a small company, Gail and I have worked together marketing and managing cottages together for 28 years.

David and Gail

We know the market as both an owner and as a letting agent; We have embraced the changes in the market since we sold our company 6 years ago; We market the cottages through active social media campaigns, our website and we list our cottages on affiliate sites at no extra cost to our owners.

We have listened to owners just like you and understand the problems and concerns you now face with the national companies.

We provide the service owners have informed us is lacking with their national agency –

Personal, approachable service

Flexible, one page, owners contract

Low introductory commission – only 15 %

No limit on owners bookings

Pro active marketing

Professional photographs and video service available

If this appeals to you we would love to discuss how we can market and manage, if required, your cottage.  Please call David on 07702 488495 or Gail on 01228 597136, alternatively email

Request your copy of our New Owners Information Pack here