Letting your property

Owning and running a holiday cottage in Porthleven and the surrounding area has never been easier, with the help, advice and support of everyone at Porthleven Holidays. We really do know what we are talking about with years of holiday letting behind us. We are always delighted to give our free advice to new and potential holiday home owners, whether you are considering letting your existing home, looking at sales particulars or planning a development project.

Our wealth of experience can be called upon throughout the year, and we are always on hand to offer support and help with any problems that may arise, whilst dealing immediately with any emergencies should they occur. Our aim is always to offer the best possible holiday experience for our guests, and of course the highest level of earnings possible for our owners.

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.

Our advice is free and without obligation, so call us today on 0800 368 9358 or Email: letting@originalcottages.co.uk

Our response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

From the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have, of course, been focused on supporting our homeowners, guests and staff. Safety has been our top priority, alongside timely information. 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.  

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

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

How we will market your property

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

Our Websites

Our websites are the most important tools we have to promote our brands and our wonderful selection of properties. Our website is ‘responsive’ which means it’s appearance changes to best fit the device on which it is being viewed. We invest in ‘pay per click’ advertising to ensure that our position on Google is good 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.

Affiliate Websites

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.

Campaigns & Social Media

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 their stay with us.

Our Brochure & Other Printed Media

Taking advantage of the significant footfall we have passing our offices, we produce a full colour brochure with high quality imagery of our beautiful properties. This can also be requested online.

We also advertise and showcase properties locally and nationally, from magazines to bus stops, to name just a few!

Advertising & PR

We work closely with our PR agent who keeps us informed of any national and local opportunities for press coverage. We promote our cottages through a variety of targeted advertising in the local and national newspapers, magazines, visitor publications etc. We also work closely with local tourism agencies and a number of oversea affiliates.

We Go To Shows

We attend local, county and national shows, so people can meet us and find out about our properties. We have high quality show displays and we take our magazines and other literature with us, together with great branded giveaways.

 

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.

 

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.

 

To learn more about the letting services we and our sister company, Cornish Horizons, can offer, please call us on 0800 368 9358, email letting@originalcottages.co.uk or visit the Cornish Horizons letting information page.