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You have 3 choices: by phone, e-mail or by clicking the website link to a property’s own website. All 3 contact options are displayed on a cottage’s main listing page. To open that, click on the thumbnail listing which appears in any search you

Many holiday cottage owners have chosen to display an availability calendar which they keep up to date, although use these as a guide rather than rely upon it, as some calendars may not show all the latest bookings.

Some calendars are the one displayed on an owner’s own website. These tend to be fully up to date as every time the owner updates their calendar, it is automatically updated on My Favourite Holiday Cottages. Some calendars will even give you the option to book online using the calendar.

If you cannot see a calendar, click the button to visit a property’s own website to check out availability there.

Finally, you can contact an owner direct by phoning or e-mailing them. The phone number will be on the main listing together with an Enquiry Button that will open a self-addressed e-mail for you to add your request for information and availability.

That would be nice as there are some lovely holiday cottages on this site! However, no, we don’t. All cottages are either individually owned or are managed by a small family agency that operates around the cottage, so is likely to know it well. Use the contact details provided to get in touch.

Sometimes! It depends on whether a cottage has an online booking facility on its own website. If it does, then it is able to display its calendar on My Favourites. Select the dates and follow instructions. You’ll be pleased to note that, unlike some other sites, you won’t pay a booking fee or an inflated price to book a cottage online using My Favourite Holiday Cottages. Owners are not charged a commission for bookings they get from their listing on this site, so won’t be paying any more than the advertised price on this site and/or the property’s own website.

It is because we ask guests to share their favourite things about a cottage – what they really liked about it and why it worked for them. This site, after all, is all about ‘Favourites’.

A good question to ask! We display the date on which a cottage first began advertising on My Favourite Holiday Cottages. The older the date, the more you can be sure the cottage is genuine as it only takes a few weeks, i.e. until the first ‘scammed’ guests arrive, for the scam itself to be exposed. That doesn’t mean that all cottages with only a few weeks on the site are suspect. The next safety check is its website link. As you know, website owners are more easily trackable (which scammers don’t like). They also take a lot of time and a fair amount of money to create, which makes them far less appealing to those looking to make a fast and naughty buck. If in doubt visit the website and check its owners.

If you are still concerned, when searching for cottages, select the ‘Agency Only’ option which will display only those properties advertised by an agency.

We've gone to great lengths to make uploading a cottage as easy as possible! First you register to the site by clicking 'sign up' and creating an account

Once you've done this, you can access your members area and add a new cottage - you can stop at any time and we will save your progress automatically for you to come back to.

Once you've completed your listing you can click 'save' and you will be taken to the payment page. You can always add another cottage now if you only want to make one payment, but don't worry, the multi cottage discount will apply anyway.

Once you have paid for your listing(s) we will get a message and then we will quickly check your listing is complete and up to the site standard and put it Live. You can see the progress of this moderation from your cottage management page where you can edit your cottage and manage your listings.

If you get stuck at any time, click the "help and feedback" button in the bottom right of your screen and we will get back in touch ASAP.

Every holiday property advertised on this site has a link to a Map facility. There will be a button on each listing for you to see this. Use this and select the ‘Satellite’ option to obtain an aerial view of the property. You can zoom in or out as required.

All the holiday cottages on this site are in the United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Easy! When you upload details of your holiday cottage, you will be asked to manually enter the name of the town or village in which your property stands. If you are the first person to name a location, the site will automatically generate a page in that name, so for a while at least, it will always be on Page One! As soon as we can, we will write a 400-word description of the location outlining its merits and appeal to visitors. If you’d like to have a go at drafting a description or would like to suggest some places to go, see, do etc. then email them to us. If we use it, we will give you a month’s upgrade to a ‘Featured Favourite’ listing to help generate more traffic to your advert.