Let Your Property With The Experts; Choose Suffolk Cottage Holidays
Published: Tuesday 21st Aug 2018
Written by: Aimee Anderson
Have you always longed to let your holiday cottage through an established agency for total peace of mind? Do you spend your free time scrolling through Rightmove, imagining owning your own holiday let but don’t know where to start?
It may be time for you to talk to Suffolk Cottage Holidays. Formed in 2004, Suffolk Cottage Holidays are one of the most established letting agencies on the market and thanks to our recent re-brand we are now the only countryside specialist letting agency in Suffolk. We caught up with the recruitment team and asked them why owners should consider using Suffolk Cottage Holidays to market their property.
I want a local agency, where are you based?
Forget remote companies who have to Google the area, Suffolk Cottage Holidays have a flagship office in Woodbridge, conveniently located within a stone’s throw of the River Deben. All of our team live locally and are on hand to tell our guests the best walks, the best places to visit and the best pubs! We care about our local presence – guests can call into our office 6 days a week, and we’re always ready to put on the kettle for a cuppa should you be passing by.
I don’t live locally? Can you look after all aspects of housekeeping and maintenance?
In short, yes! Our sister brand Suffolk Cottage Care have a team of 11, including 4, on-the-road, maintenance operatives. Any guests staying at a property managed by Suffolk Cottage Care will be given an out of hours emergency number, giving total peace of mind should the worst happen. Our team assess the priority and react as required. Suffolk Cottage Holidays are one of the few agencies to offer a full housekeeping service including sourcing and referencing potential housekeepers, covering sickness and holidays as well as paying invoices on the owner’s behalf. A comparative service will be hard to find.
How will my property be marketed?
Suffolk Cottage Holidays are part of a family of local agencies known collectively as Original Cottages. As a part of a national and local company, our homeowners have access to a much wider service of advertising. For example, our whole portfolio is automatically listed on the Original Cottages national website in addition to suffolkcottageholidays.com. We have a dedicated marketing team who keep up to date with the latest trends through social media, email and print. Using a customer relationship manager, we are able to fine tune our content to certain audiences within our database with effective results! We are also partnered with a number of affiliated websites including HomeAway, LoveCottages, Snaptrip and AirBnB who also list your cottage at no additional cost.
If Suffolk Cottage Holidays is part of a national company, will I be speaking to a call centre?
We value our homeowners and want to provide a trustworthy service, that’s why we assign each and every one with a fixed point of contact. Your homeowner liaison will be your eyes and ears, checking how bookings are going and being proactive with the market. You will be given their direct number and email address – meaning that all queries and concerns can be answered by someone you know. It’s all part of our friendly service.
I don’t want guests contacting me. Can you take bookings on my behalf?
When signing up with Suffolk Cottage Holidays homeowners can completely hand over the reins. From finding the perfect property to taking final payments, our guest services team are at the end of the phone or email to make sure that our holidaymakers have a 5 star treatment from the start to finish. Our booking lines are open from 8 am–8 pm Monday–Saturday and 11 am–3 pm on Sundays, meaning holidaymakers can call to book outside of busy work hours. 56% of our bookings are made via our website and so we make sure the process is as quick as pressing a button!
This all sounds great! Who can I contact?
Our recruitment team would love to hear from you. Why not request a homeowner guide or get in touch on 01394 389189 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to speak to you at no obligation about our services – we offer honest and flexible advice. We look forward to hearing from you!