Make the most of your holiday property with St Ives Holidays

Holiday letting in St Ives

With both local and national expertise and support, you'll get the best of both worlds

Here in St Ives we have passionate, knowledgeable property specialists who can support you in getting your property ready to let. We're also part of the Original Cottages family, which means that you get additional benefits from our central team of experts. From pricing to marketing to property grading, we can ensure that your property is set up for a successful season, year after year.

St Ives is an increasingly popular holiday destination, so we’re always on the lookout for good quality properties to meet the demand of our holidaymakers.

"The refurbishment of my holiday home had been majorly delayed by the lockdown and there was a significant chance that I would miss the summer season completely. However, with Annabel’s support, hard work and enthusiasm, it was actually launched to the holiday market within just 36 hours of being ready and then went on to achieve an incredible 7 full weeks of summer bookings in the first few days of going live. My thanks go to Annabel and her team for such a speedy response!"

Homeowner Feedback, July 2020

Find out what the St Ives team can do for you

  0800 368 9358
  letting@originalcottages.co.uk

To read more about us and the services we can offer you, simply request an owner information pack:

Why holiday let with St Ives Holidays?
Expert marketing

Leading digital marketing expertise from a large local team working across St Ives and Cornwall, supported by a centralised national marketing team.

Effective, targeted and exciting marketing activity featuring your individual property & free professional photography.

We list our properties on 17 of the biggest affiliate websites, plus 100's of smaller websites too - at no extra charge to our owners - including the following major brands:

Original Cottages
HomeAway
Airbnb
Snaptrip
Booking.com
Trip Advisor
Interhome
Love Cottages
It makes financial sense

We’ll visit your property -  free of charge - to let you know how much you could earn.

Competitive commission rates, no sign-up or renewal fees (we only start making money when you do).

Attractive payment terms; regular monthly payments and easy to  understand statements, plus protection from cancellations and damages.

We're customer service led

Knowledgeable & friendly local teams in St Ives, plus a central team of national experts.

Our holidaymakers come back year after year (which means more repeat customers for you).

Tailored property management services, arranged to suit you (we won’t try and sell you a package).

Our response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)
From the start of the pandemic, we have been focused on supporting our homeowners, guests and staff
 

 

Sending clear, regular communications
In a world with so many unknowns, we have cut through the noise to give our homeowners clear, regular and informed communications about the situation, what it means to them, how we’re adapting, and what they need to do to adapt.

 

Keeping safety our top priority
Our local teams have been equipped with all of the PPE necessary to continue visiting and servicing properties safely . Our photography teams have also adapted photoshoots, making them 'contact-free'.

 

 

Being there, whenever needed
We have made sure that we’re always available on the end of a phone or email, and the feedback from our homeowners has been fantastic – we, and they feel like our relationships have only strengthened during this time.

 

Looking ahead...
With holiday bookings now on the up, we are helping both new and existing homeowners to make their properties safe and ready for visitors. We understand our holidaymakers’ needs and are advising our owners on how to optimise their property – from facilities, to pricing – to achieve their booking potential.

Homeowner feedback we received during the pandemic:

"Just to say thank you so much for such a thoughtful and comprehensive update, and for all of the tips, it is much appreciated and very reassuring to receive."
"Many thanks for the update. Your message underlines the professionalism shown every day by your company. Let’s look forward to a healthy and happy future."
"Thank you all. I am so relieved that our agency have demonstrated integrity and balance. Well done."
Marketing your holiday home

Our goal is to bring you bookings - lots of bookings

We can help maximise booking rates for your property with our extensive and targeted marketing programme:
 

Our websites
Our Websites

Our website is fully responsive (which means it adapts to best fit the device on which it's being viewed) and has been designed with the user experience front of mind to ensure that the booking process is seamless. We invest in ‘pay per click’ advertising and continuously work on our ‘organic’ search engine performance on Google. 
We market properties on our national website; www.originalcottages.co.uk.

Affiliate websites
Affiliate Websites

We pay to list your properties on a range of affiliate websites, both in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, casting the net further still. These include: Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Snaptrip, Holiday Lettings and HomeAway.

 

Social media
Social Media

We showcase holiday properties, special offers, local news and events through our social media accounts,  and actively engage with our followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube through our organic and paid social media activity.

 

 

Campaign marketing
Campaign Marketing

Our sophisticated Customer Relationship Management software (CRM) gives us outstanding insights into customer demographics, booking behaviour, marketing preferences and interests. We regularly communicate with our customers with personalised, targeted emails. We feature properties, events and special offers, tailoring the content to suit each customers’ own unique preferences.

 

Advertising & PR
Advertising and PR

We place carefully timed advertisements in local press and selected national magazines and papers. We work with local and national PR specialists, journalists and high profile bloggers to gain our cottages as much coverage as possible. We also work closely with local tourism agencies.

Multiple relationships formed with national brands, for example Skinners Pet Foods, Virgin Wines and John Lewis.

Our offices
Local Presence

Our office and our window displays are designed to catch the eye of passing holidaymakers. Our branded company vehicles are another great way we spread brand awareness across the county.

Maximising your income

 

Competitive commission, strong bookings and good income levels

 

Individually researched price bands and optimised calendar

 

Bespoke marketing showcasing your property's unique features

 

Expert property management including housekeeping, maintenance and linen services

 

High repeat booking percentage builds your customer base year after year
Holiday properties as an investment
Staycations are experiencing a huge surge in demand and given the nature of UK self-catering breaks appealing to those looking for safe, environmentally friendly, cost-effective holidays, this is set to continue for some time to come.

Our experienced Property Recruiters frequently work with homeowners to help them select, furnish, manage and let their property, optimising their return on investment. Here is a summary of how we can help:

  We can visit properties with you.

  We can provide helpful feedback on the ‘letability’ of a property given its location and amenities.

  We can offer practical advice on simple steps to improve the ROI of the property (e.g. interior design).

  We can generate property proposals with rental rates and income.

  We can support with the practical running of the holiday let, taking away any ongoing hassle.

Please call us on 0800 368 9358 or send us an email if you’d like to find out more about how we could help you with your holiday home investment.

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. So, 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.

Find out more by requesting a Homeowner Information Pack today.

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How to join our family

If you’re interested in letting with us our knowledgeable and friendly team members are on hand to advise and support you through the simple 3-step process.

1

Contact us

Send us an enquiry so we can arrange an informal chat with one of our knowledgeable team members.

2

Arrange to meet

We would love to visit your property, or arrange a video meeting and tour (whichever is more appropriate) with no-obligation on you at all.

3

Join our family & receive bookings

We arrange your property setup and once live we launch our marketing activity to secure bookings and generate you income.

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