Letting a Cottage or Self Catering Holiday Home In Purbeck
Island Cottage Holidays has specialised in letting holiday homes and self catering cottages since 1992. We represent more than 150 quality properties and pride ourselves on the service we offer to owners.
A few reasons why our owners choose Island Cottage Holidays:
- Last year 99.3% of customers ranked our service Good to Excellent.
- 29.04 weeks per year booking average for properties not let on restricted basis.
- Friendly and dedicated service based on personal contact and individual needs.
- 24h / 7days owner hotline so you can always reach us.
- Secure and efficient booking service with live availability pages.
- Live booking information and owner updates regarding availability.
- Professional photography and website design updated continuously to promote cottages.
- 1st place Google ranking for key search terms
Renting Your Holiday Home
We are always pleased to talk to you about renting your cottage. Also if you are at present looking at properties to purchase with a view to holiday rental we can offer advice on suitability for successful holiday rental. We offer free, no obligation advice and information.
We can provide you with:
- projected incomes
- rents & bookings achieved by similar properties
- advice on buying to let for holidays
- advice on how to achieve good star gradings
- & answers to all your holiday letting questions.
To talk to someone about letting a property or for advice on buying in order to let a property, please ring us on 01929 481555 , email us at email@example.com or complete the email form on the right of this page.
We have been established for over 20 years and specialise in cottages on the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Purbeck. We are always interested in acquiring additional quality properties. At present we organise holidays at over 100 individually owned properties. These vary in size from small cottages for two, to large farmhouses for 14 people.
We advertise widely in order to achieve the highest number of bookings and we concentrate on providing accommodation of a high standard which encourages a high proportion of return visitors. Our advertising is directed towards couples and families looking for quality properties, in attractive surroundings, both rural and coastal. All of our cottages are graded for quality by the tourist board. We can advise you about the requirements of the tourist board assessments and will arrange for these assessments to be carried out at a preferential price. We usually accompany the tourist board officers on their visits.
We are successful in attracting visitors who are not only interested in beach holidays in the summer months, but also visitors who enjoy activities such as walking, bird watching, cycling and boating during the spring and autumn. Many visitors are also interested in properties for Christmas and New Year. We usually achieve holiday bookings in excess of 28 weeks per year. If owners wish we also arrange longer term bookings over the winter period. We particularly deal with guests working in Purbeck and Dorset for short periods; those house hunting or waiting for their own property to have building work completed..
Our Colour Brochure and Web Site
In addition to our web site we have a printed colour brochure and we are always happy to send you a copy. In our brochure each cottage is given its own individual page and up to 4 photographs. We will take all the photographs for you for both our web site and brochure. We also draft out a description of your property for us both to agree. We try to assist visitors in making their choice of cottage by providing tables so that they can easily assess what is provided in each cottage e.g cots, extra beds, dishwashers, DVD’s, telephones. We also provide information so that visitors can easily define cottages in certain locations and know if pets, dogs, babies, young children and smoking is permitted.
Web Site and Visitor Statistics
Our website has been designed to be easy to use and avoids complicated compulsory search forms and puzzling menus. We maintain and control our website 'in-house' to ensure it is fully up to date.
We work hard to keep our site very visible and therefore attract a large number of visitors every month. Between 1st January and 31st March 2015 we received 144,175 page views on the Purbeck pages. More importantly we have successfully converted those website visitors into cottage visitors by providing relevant content and excellent personal support via our advisers.
Our sister site based on the Isle of Wight attracted 2.2 million page views in 2014 and we have also given these visitors the opportunity to view cottages in Purbeck.
Security of Your Property
At all times we do our upmost to try to ensure that we only rent your cottage to visitors who are going to respect and look after it. This means that we do go to some trouble to ensure that the makeup of the holiday party is suitable. We also hold security bonds which are held against damage and extra cleaning so that you can be recompensed in the rare circumstance of problems arising.
Owner Login Area to Review Bookings
All of our cottage owners have access to live booking information with reports of future and past bookings. This facility allows our owners to print out important reports as well as view information about forthcoming visitors and what special requests they might have made. The system is live and always upto date so it is easy to keep track of what weeks have been booked.
Separate housekeeper logins allow cleaners or caretakers to login and see limited information about when to make up the property and whether towels or other items are needed.
Advice and Information
We can offer you advice about obtaining public liability insurance, landlords gas certificates, fire risk assessments, electrical safety tests and the requirements of the tourist board.
Payments in advance
Visitors make all payments for holidays in advance and cottage owners are paid the deposits and balances for holidays as they are received on a monthly basis.
We are a small company and pride ourselves on having a friendly and personal relationship with our individual cottage owners. We hope you may consider us when letting you holiday home.
Call us on 01983 403377 or complete the contact form and we will call you or email you with more information about letting your holiday home. The more information you include the more accurate we can be with potential income and the suitability for letting. (This information will be treated confidentially and not held other than to contact you in this instance)