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Direct Holiday Cottages Blog

Holiday Cottages available to book direct from the owner.

How To Convert Enquiries into Bookings For Your Holiday Cottage

September 24th, 2015

Your holiday home is one in a million. Or should I say one amongst a million… of other UK holiday rental properties marketed on the internet. I have no doubt that your holiday rental is unique and you have worked hard to create a home-from-home experience, but if you want enquiries to convert to real bookings, there’s a few things you need to do, to make your property be that ‘one’ in a million potential clients want to book. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Advantages of Owning a Website for your Vacation Rental Property.

June 28th, 2015

As part of their annual listing package, Direct Holiday Cottages include the option to link to your own personal website in return for a reciprocal link back to your own listing page. But how does this help your holiday cottage rental business? Sean Preston of Vabooki outlines some of the advantages . . . . Read the rest of this entry »

Direct Holiday Cottages Enquiry Types

May 1st, 2015

When a holidaymaker requests a quote from your holiday home on, you will get a notification by email letting you know the enquiry details which will be clearly marked as one of 3 types – DIRECT, SHORTLIST or ADDITIONAL.  The Enquiries section in your Owners Area also gives details of enquiries sent and again they are labelled here as one of the 3 types. Read the rest of this entry »

Dont miss the Well Dressing in Derbyshire this May

April 24th, 2015

If you’re looking for something to do during half term why not visit the Derbyshire Peak District and discover the beautiful Well Dressings – a local tradition dating back to 1349. The dressings themselves only last a week or two at most so you really do have to be quick not to miss out. Read the rest of this entry »

Improve your landscape photography with a day in the Dales

April 17th, 2015

Whatever the weather, sun, rain or snow, we do have some amazing scenery to explore here in the UK. When you’re out enjoying fresh air and open spaces, how often have you wished you could capture those views and the light to lift your spirits again once you’re back at work? Do your photographs never quite live up to expectations?

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From Bland To WOW

January 23rd, 2015

I’m Karen Spencer, owner of Spring Cottage, a luxury holiday cottage in North Yorkshire and listed in the luxury section of Direct Holiday Cottage’s website (ID 1515).

I’ve been a proud and passionate UK cottage owner for 8 years.  When I first bought my holiday cottage in North Yorkshire, I would look at other cottages with envy. They were so stylish, so well equipped and so lavished with tlc. And then I looked at what prices these owners could demand, and I wanted in! Read the rest of this entry »

Giving your holiday home a name to remember.

December 12th, 2014

One of the first and most important things to do when considering marketing your holiday rental is to establish a unique and memorable property name. Whether you own a holiday cottage or any other type of holiday rental the name of your property is an important decision and should be both brief and memorable. Remember, a good name can trigger interest from a potential customer’s mind. Read the rest of this entry »

10 places to lift your Christmas Spirit in the UK

December 4th, 2014

As the number of shopping days left until Christmas dwindles are you filled with horror at the thought of a visit to your local high street or shopping centre? Why not take a fresh approach to your Christmas shopping this year? Read the rest of this entry »

Furnished Holiday Lets. The tax benefits

November 14th, 2014

Furnished Holiday Lets (FHL) benefit from a range of tax reliefs which are not available to other types of property letting. The tax reliefs apply to qualifying properties in the UK, and the European Economic Area Read the rest of this entry »

10 reasons to advertise your holiday cottage.

November 7th, 2014

As a property owner, you want as many renters as possible to know about your property to increase your bookings. Here at Direct Holiday Cottages, we provide owners of various types of properties with a highly flexible, visible and feature filled platform on which to advertise their property and maximize bookings through our online exposure.

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