Letting with Best of Wales
We are a leading self-catering holiday lettings business in Wales
We are a truly local, family-run agency operating throughout wonderful Wales. Our success is based on the simple premise that we offer great service, and unrivalled experience.
Our advice is free and without obligation, so call us today on: 01650 511101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A little more about us...
We have a great team of truly local, friendly and enthusiastic staff.
Best of Wales was established in 2009. We are one of a small group of locally focused brands owned by The Original Cottage Company, a family-owned business that has grown to be one of the UK's leading lettings companies.
Our teams live and work in Wales and have a passion for helping customers find the right property. Many of the team have been with us for a number of years - their knowledge of Wales and their insight into the local holiday cottage market really is one of our unique selling points.
OUR LOCAL RECRUITERS
Gareth | Homeowner Services Manager
As a proud Welshman I enjoy traveling this wonderful country, seeing all the amazing and diverse places we have. I am constantly reminded how lucky I am to be able to promote Cymru to the world. As a former holiday property owner and business owner I have a first hand insight into the industry and am able to work with owners to help them achieve their desired outcomes.
Llion | Property Manager
Passionate about Wales and its unique identity, I'm proud to be part of the only team within the industry that provides a fully bilingual service to owners and guests. I enjoy working in partnership with owners to ensure that their properties represent the best that Wales has to offer, with a product that meets and exceeds customer expectations. The views from the office window, over Dyfi Valley towards the Snowdonia mountains, is a costant reminder about the true beauty of Wales.
Best of both worlds
Letting with Best of Wales provides you with the best of both worlds: truly local expertise coupled with national exposure.
We are very proud of our local roots in Abercynon and Cemmaes, but also feel very privileged to be part of a larger family within Wales with offices in Abersoch, Saundersfoot, Machynlleth and Newtown. This gives us a great advantage, not only logistically but also with our knowledge of all the wonderful areas of Wales.
We are also part of the 'Original Cottages' company, a business that has grown from humble beginnings to a national brand. Still family owned, their ethos remains the same today: to provide the advantages of a personal, local service, but with countrywide reach.
Please view the following short video to learn how we and our family of brands benefit from being part of the Original Cottages group:
Why choose Best of Wales?
of our owners say they would recommend us to their family & friends.- Annual homeowner survey results 2018
Best of Wales works on behalf of owners and customers to secure the best deal for all parties involved. The company aims to make self catering holidays in Wales an excellent experience for both guests and cottage owners by offering a friendly, prompt and efficient service, along with the best value for money.
As holiday cottage owners ourselves we understand your needs and requirements, and as such there are many reasons for you to advertise your self-catering accommodation with Best of Wales. We've highlighted a few key reasons below, and also created a short video to explain the services we offer to property owners.
We are a truly local agency with over 40 years of experience. Our teams live and work here, so know the market inside-out.
Following a visit to your property, which is free and comes without obligation, we will provide you with realistic booking projections, and advise how you could best maximise them. We won't promise you the world, only to leave you disappointed further down the line. We're in this for the long term.
Marketing your property
We are a very active, established local agency, backed by a national team of marketing, IT and website specialists at Original Cottages. This combination of local and national expertise plays a crucial role in our relationship with homeowners, strategic promotions, direct mail initiatives and attention grabbing media campaigns. You can be sure your property is getting maximum promotion at no extra cost to you.
Please see the "lets talk marketing" section below for more details.
We have a state of the art bookings system linked to our website for up to date availability, information and online booking. It was developed in-house by us, for us.
Letting with us, you will be provided with a login to our dedicated homeowner website section. Here you can view your property details, manage bookings, view/download documents and invoices, send us a message, and more. It also provides informative guides about many aspects of letting, such as health and safety, and how to deal with problems.
We are a friendly, local team with local offices. Whenever you need advice - whether it be about joining us, the steps you can take to increase booking rates, or anything else property related - we are here, ready to help.
We are here for your guests too, applying our local expertise to ensure they get the most out of their holidays, whilst also providing support should they experience any problems.
Our advice comes free and without obligation.
All of our properties are individually inspected by a member of our specialist property team to ensure a standard our customers would expect. In addition, properties are graded under the TOCC Quality Assurance Scheme, and these have a star rating award as part of the property description.
We provide guides, feedback and support to help you best present, and maximise the potential of, your property.
Commission & Fees
Our commission rates are competitive. Please contact us or arrange a visit for further details.
We do not charge extra for our specialist marketing or professional photography; they're inclusive for all properties because we really do want every one to be a great success, and work hard to best ensure this.
We also do not charge any setup fees when joining us. The only additional fee is a small, annual property grading fee.
Let's Talk Marketing
We can help maximise booking rates for your property with our extensive and targeted marketing programme:
Our website is the most important tool we have to promote our wonderful selection of properties. It is fast and responsive, adapting to function correctly on all modern devices, whether it be a phone, tablet or computer.
We invest in ‘pay per click’ advertising to ensure that our position on Google is great and we work hard to ensure that we are always adding relevant information to our site, which creates a good user experience and also improves our ‘organic’ search engine performance. We also market all our properties on our group website, www.OriginalCottages.co.uk.
Our social media audience is always growing as we actively seek to talk to our customers on a personal level to both build awareness of our brand and strengthen relationship we have with our customers.
We regularly communicate with our customers with personalised, targeted emailing, featuring properties, events and special offers. In addition to this, with our online blog we give customers insider news and tips to make the most of the Wales.
Advertising & PR
We place carefully timed advertisements in local press and selected national magazines and papers.
We work with PR specialists, journalists and high profile bloggers to gain our cottages as much coverage as possible. We also work closely with local tourism agencies and a number of UK and overseas affiliates.
In addition to our own websites, we pay to list your properties on 20+ affiliate websites, both in the UK and elsewhere in the EU, casting the net further still.
These include: Airbnb, Booking.com, Snaptrip, Holiday Lettings and HomeAway.
Additional benefits for our homeowners
10% Original Cottages discount
As we are part of the Original Cottages group, our homeowners enjoy a 10% discount off their own holidays.
With over 5,000 Original Cottages properties to choose from, you too could enjoy exploring the UK for less.
Exclusive discounts from our partners
We love loyal customers. To say thank you for choosing us, we’ve teamed up with a range of local and national companies to ensure that you are rewarded with some seriously great offers and discounts.
Please get in contact with us to learn more.