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What are Agency Managed Holiday Cottages?

Agency Cottages in the UK are holiday cottages where the owner has contacted an independent business to manage their property. You the contract with the business when booking the cottage. Some holiday cottage agencies just look after marketing and bookings, while others go the whole hog, covering all cleaning, housekeeping and maintenance chores. They tend to work on a commission basis where the owner pays them a percentage of the rental fee.

Benefits of booking through an agency

  • In the event of a dispute with an owner about their property, agencies provide a degree of independent arbitration if trying to negotiate a refund (that is not to say that owners will not be considerate in this respect).
  • It is generally possible to book a cottage on-line via an agency negating the need for phone calls or awaiting responses to enquiries.
  • It is rare to find an agency that does not offer the facility to pay using your debit or credit card
  • Agencies have bigger marketing budgets and you are more likely to find their websites on Page One of Google, whereas an independent owner does not have the budget or the knowledge to do this.
  • There is less fraud risk involved in booking a holiday property through an agency. Their websites are harder to clone and it is easier to check them out on-line to ensure they are bona fide.
  • If the cottage is already booked, agencies are generally able to offer you comparable alternatives in the same location, saving you from having to start your search all over again.
  • Some agencies will offer their own in-house travel insurance facilities to ensure you get your money back in the event of having to cancel your holiday due to unforeseen circumstances.

Disadvantages in booking through an agency

  • Agencies tend not to know as much about a cottage as an owner and may not be able to answer all your questions about a property.
  • Some, but not all agencies may charge you an additional booking fee.
  • Agencies invest lots of money in advertising their properties and getting their website on Page One. The cost and the commission money they pay the owners, is reflected in the price.

480 cottages found 480 match all criteria.

Situated in a stunning position on the north-west coast of the Scottish Highlands, Lochend is a cosy, remote and romantic coastal cottage for couples within walking distance of Applecross and having exceptional views out to sea.

Stables is a large stunning holiday cottage converted from stables in Tawstock near Barnstaple, North Devon. It has a tastefully decorated 6-bedroom interior with loads of space to relax and unwind. Outside there is a large private patio, garden play area and shared games room,and tennis court.

Upper Mill is a holiday cottage for couples with use of an onsite heated swimming pool and a tennis court. Located at Wheel Farm near Ilfracombe, the cottage is within easy reach of the stunning North Devon coast, including the long sandy beaches at Woolacombe Bay. Exmoor is also nearby.

The Garden Cottage is set in stunning Devon countryside near Grest Torrington and sleeps 2 people in a charming one bedroom garden cottage. It is set in beautiful surroundings with lovely views over the garden and the countryside beyond. It has a large comfortable lounge.

Overlooking Mounts Bay and the harbour, The Abbey is a historic luxury holiday cottage in Penzance. This large and pet friendly Cornwall holiday property sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms, and everywhere, exudes style and quality. Perfect for luxurious seaside holidays with family or friends all year round.

Llansannan Conwy North Wales • Large holiday Cottage • Sleeps 12 • Pet friendly • Child friendly • Rural / Countryside Cottage • Secluded holiday cottage • Snowdonia Large garden

4 Courtenay Cottage is a recently refurbished, large Salcombe Holiday Cottage with sea views in a most beautiful part of South Devon. Lying within walking distance of the waterfront and idyllic beaches, the property offers comfortable holiday accommodation to families and friends all year round.

The North East Coast of Scotland is adored for its scenic coastal walks all year round. 1 Seafield Street in Cullen, a historic coastal town on the Murray Firth, is a large holiday cottage sleeping up to 10 adults + 2 children in spacious, well-equipped accommodation. 1 well-behaved pet is welcome.

The Farmhouse lies in open countryside near Bedale and is nicely situated for holidays exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. This pet friendly holidayproperty sleeps 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, and offers delightful rural views over Yorkshire countryside from its private garden.

Lanlas Farmhouse is a large, 4-star, Grade II-Listed and pet friendly holiday cottage near Aberaeon in an idyllic rural location on the west coast of Wales in Ceredigion. It stands on a 130-acre organic farm (with own fishing lakes) in Ciliau Aeron, 3 miles from beautiful sandy beaches.

Maltkiln Cottage is an award-winning converted farm building near the idyllic Lancashire village of Bispham Green. Surrounded by rolling hills, this luxury countryside holiday cottage for couples sleeps 2, with exposed brickwork, a lovely garden and close to the Lake District and western Dales.

My View is a large, detached Cornish holiday house with an indoor heated swimming pool offering luxury self-catering holidays in Cawsand. It sleeps 11 guests in 6 bedrooms (4 ensuite). This family friendly Cornwall holiday home overlooks Cawsand Beach with amazing sea views across Plymouth Sound.

Whitby North Yorkshire Coastal cottage Large Holiday Cottage Pet Friendly Family Friendly • Georgian House • 5 minute walk to beaches

In the heart of Weymouth, a short stroll to the beach, 3 Park Mews is a beautifully furnished, 4-Star Dorset holiday cottage house (with parking) sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms. It's perfect for a traditional family seaside holiday or weekend break out of season.

Designed with romantic retreats in mind, Cutterbrough is a modern, stylishly designed holiday lodge with a hot tub set in Braunton, close to Saunton Sands on the beautiful North Devon coast. Pets welcome.

A romantic, rural escape on the Isle of Wight in the countryside near Wootton Bridge, Bay, at Buttercup Retreats, is a pet friendly 1-bedroom holiday home - a yurt-like open-plan circular lodge with rural views in all directions. It lies a 15-minute drive from the resorts of Ryde and Cowes.

This charming Derbyshire holiday property is a beautifully restored stone terraced cottage, just a few minutes from the centre of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District sleeping up to four guests. Pets welcome

The Dell: a cliff-top holiday cottage in Cornwall with panoramic sea views over Whitsand Bay. A real romantic bolthole for two. Dine out on warm summer evenings on a glass-fronted deck overlooking the ocean, or spend winter evenings listening to the waves roar from the warmth of your king-size bed.

Just a few minutes walk from the heart of Keswick in Cumbria, Westies is a large, traditional terraced house that welcomes pets, It offers comfortable self-catering holidays and can sleep up to eight people in four bedrooms. Perfectly located for Lake District Holidays.

Sitting comfortably in a secluded rural location, The Granary lies within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. This pet-friendly holiday cottage near Bedale sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms.

Tucked away a short walk from Weymouth’s beaches is Nothe View, a large and spacious contemporary town house with views over Nothe Gardens. It offers family-friendly self-catering accommodation for 8 guests in 4 bedrooms. Perfect for a large family holiday in this popular Dorset seaside resort.

Keil View House is a spacious and stylish Highland holiday cottage near Fort William with indoor heated pool, games room and large sauna. This pet friendly property is suitable for large families or groups of friends, sleeping 10 in 4 bedrooms (all en suite) all year round.

Nestling in the North Yorkshire Countryside on a stud farm, The Trainer's House offers pet friendly self-catering holidays with a heated indoor swimming pool for up to 14 guests in a rural location 3 miles outside Malton. This large. luxury holiday cottage will friends? and families of all ages.

Walmsley House is a large family friendly holiday home in the sleepy village of Bempton on the East Yorkshire coast between award winning beaches at Filey and Bridlington. This recently refurbished and charming period property sleeps 12 and welcomes pets.

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