How to Promote Your Cornwall Cottage

There are so many places to promote your Cornwall cottage, the options can be confusing. If you own a holiday home you want to rent out to holiday makers you want to promote it in a way that gets noticed amongst all the other thousands of holiday cottages available in the county.

You could do-it-yourself. This could be costly and time-consuming but also very rewarding. A good way to do this is to get your cottage accredited by a recognised holiday accommodation accreditation scheme. VisitCornwall has its own scheme that includes many benefits of membership of the local tourist board. It opens up opportunities to promote your cottage in their annual brochure, or on their website – which is the largest portal for visitors seeking information on holidays in Cornwall and Cornwall holiday cottages.

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You could also hook up with other local websites and directories promoting Cornwall as a quality holiday destination. There are hundreds of local websites which will give you a paid or free listing or mention in one of their articles, which could be worthy promotion for your cottage.

Don’t underestimate the power of PR when considering promotional techniques. It may seem like a lot of effort to write a press release and send out to relevant publications, but a write up in a national newspaper or magazine, and even local coverage, can give you ample promotion to fill your cottage availability. remember that media outlets need a constant source of good content. So if your story is newsworthy or interesting, it has a good a chance of making it into the press as any other business does.

It goes without saying that you must have a good website if you plan to promote your cottage yourself. The majority of people looking for a cottage will want to visit your website to get detailed information about the property, to see out photos and videos, and check prices for their holiday sates. You could get the website found through the promotional methods listed above or you could attempt to promote your cottage in the search engine results pages. Search Engine Optimisation takes a lot of time and effort, but the results can be amazing if you get near the top of the results listings for target key phrases. While it is unlikely you will achieve success for competitive key phrases such as ‘cottage in Cornwall’, you could bolster your chances of success by targeting phrases specific to your particular location or type, style of cottage or accommodation.

While it is fun to promote your cottage yourself, it can be a daunting and challenging task. This is why most people opt to let their cottages in Cornwall through holiday letting agencies. Although these companies, do take a large commission for booking your cottage for you, they do take care of all the marketing and administration required to fulfil a holiday cottage holiday for their guests. Some of these cottage letting agencies also handle cleaning, greeting and concierge services allowing you to be almost completely hands-off if you wish.

Whichever way you choose to go, DIY marketing or promotion through a holiday letting agency, make sure you are always consistent and professional in your promotional activities and you will reap the rewards. Good Luck!

Article courtesy of www.cottagesonline.net

Exploring Holiday Accommodation Options in Cornwall

Holidaymakers always want to stay in cottages when they visit Cornwall. They seem to have this rosy attraction to quaint little cottages, as if they’re in search of the idyllic seaside escape. While cute little cottages do make really nice places to stay, there is a whole range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. In this guide we look at the variety of holiday accommodation available to tourists and travellers visiting Cornwall in or out of high season.

Cornwall cottage in Cadgwith Cove

Delightful thatched cottage, formerly a Fisherman’s Cottage, situated above the beach in Cadgwith Cove.
© Copyright Michael Heavey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Cornwall Cottages

Who can resist them? Hardly anyone it seems. Most people looking for holiday accommodation in Cornwall will first ask for cottages. And who can blame them? Whether its tiny fishermen’s cottages, Cornish seaview cottages or quaint country cottages, the choice is seemingly endless. But this popularity comes at a price. Cottages rent out by the week for premium that usually has holidaymakers scurrying around for cheaper alternatives.

Cornwall Hotels

While it’s nice to have the freedom of your own cottage, it’s sometimes nice to indulge in the luxury that hotels have to offer. Holidaymakers have a wide choice of hotels to choose from all over Cornwall, where you can be waited on hand-and-foot and enjoy a relaxing stay in Cornwall. As well as dinner, bed and breakfast, many of these hotels now have recreation facilities such as swimming pools, spas, and tennis courts. Surely that’s worth checking out?

Cornwall Lodges

In recent years, self catering holiday lodges have cropped up all over Cornwall on purpose built holiday parks. These timber framed holiday homes, offer a modern, affordable to the freedom of a holiday cottage. Many are built with luxury touches such as hot tubs and, of course, they offer the convenience of leisure and shopping facilities on-site, therefore combing the benefits of cottages and hotels in one handy package.

Cornwall Campsites

At the lower end of the budget spectrum are the hundreds of campsites littered around the coast and countryside. Camping offers a way for holidaymakers to throw off the shackles of bricks and mortar and get back to nature under canvas or caravan. While camping may not be to everyone’s taste, they are great fun for family holidays and give you complete freedom over your time.

Cornwall Guest Houses

Guest Houses can be a wonderful way to stay in an informal setting, often staying with the owners who can help getting to know Cornwall and the local attractions. Guest Houses are usually a lot cheaper and low key than hotels, while offering the flexibility to come and go on dates you choose. They often give you a unique perspective on Cornwall and the people who reside here, rather than being detached in your own holiday cottage or hotel room.

The Choice is Yours

Wherever you choose to stay on holiday in Cornwall you will not be disappointed. Stay in Cornwall cottages if you wish. But remember that cottages are not the only accommodation. It is well worth experiencing one of the other modes of accommodation on your next stay in Cornwall, not least to get some variety in your life!