Independent Cottages Reviews

4.97 Rating 385 Reviews
100% of reviewers recommend Independent Cottages

About Independent Cottages: We're passionate about holidays in the UK, and promote independently owned, self-catering holiday accommodation. Our independence means that we don't charge hidden commissions to owners, or booking fees to holiday makers, and we aim to keep it that way.

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Phone:
01474 816660

Email:
sarah@independentcottages.co.uk

Location:
The Willows,Wood Hill,Meopham

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S Upfield
"Great attention to detail and very good descriptions of facilities. A quick response to questions and able to resolve any queries effectively. It's good to have a specialist dealing with independent properties."
5
L Littler
"We have been advertising our cottages at Bottoms Farm for around 10 years with Independent cottages and they have now become the only company we advertise with! I find that the late booking facility on their website ensures that our cottages are usually occupied even if we have an extremely late cancellation. Sarah is always very efficient and helpful and their prices are very competitive and not based on a pay per booking basis unlike most other advertising agencies in todays market."
S Murray
"We have been advertising Pooh Hall Cottages with Independent Cottages since we opened in 2004. Independent Cottages has generated the majority of our business , year on year, since the start. The site is kept fresh and current and Sarah is quick to help with any queries or problems. It is a very user friendly site both for those advertising and those looking for holidays. Thank you Sarah. Sue Murray Owner Pooh Hall Cottages."
"I am very pleased with Independent Cottages . The website is easy to use and I am happy with the customer interest generated. If I have any questions the response is quick and professional."
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"Sarah and the team at Independent Cottages provide excellent service and generate a good level of bookings for our cottage We have used Independent Cottages for many years and have always had a good and relevant response from potential guests. . The website is guest and owner friendly and easy to update and we frequently use the last minute offers sections at it works really well for us. We like the fact that we have complete control over our bookings and that there is a link to our own website. We highly recommend Independent Cottages. We also advertise on the commission per booking sites and I find they do not generate the same level of interest."
"Unlike other companies Independent Cottages offers genuine personal service to its clients. As a cottage owner l am able to speak directly to the team for any help needed. Emails are responded to very quickly and professionally. Again unlike other companies extortionate commissions or "booking fees" do not exist allowing me to deal directly with my guests. The website is great for owners and customers to navigate and offers real flexibility. Thank you Independent Cottages for genuinely caring about small businesses and offering such a great service. Jo- Porters Cottage- Norfolk"
"Great attention to detail and very good descriptions of facilities. A quick response to questions and able to resolve any queries effectively. It's good to have a specialist dealing with independent properties."
"We are really happy to work with Independent Cottages as a company they are easy to get hold of and clear. The web portal for owners is easy to use and has lots of great features. We get a lot of people booking having seen our properties on Independent Cottages and the number of enquiries for the annual fee is really good value, in January for example we had 12 enquiries."
"We have recently joined, having taken over advertising from the seller of the property. The service received has been excellent - very professional, friendly and helpful to us novices. We highly recommend Independent cottages."
"We have been advertising our cottages at Bottoms Farm for around 10 years with Independent cottages and they have now become the only company we advertise with! I find that the late booking facility on their website ensures that our cottages are usually occupied even if we have an extremely late cancellation. Sarah is always very efficient and helpful and their prices are very competitive and not based on a pay per booking basis unlike most other advertising agencies in todays market."
"Independent cottages offer a most professional service. Unlike some of the other holiday cottage websites, once the property owner has paid the annual fee there are no further expenses and no hidden service costs for guests. This model works well for everyone."
"We have been with Independent Cottages since we first started our holiday let in 2012. All our bookings have come through this site and we have been very pleased with the volume. As a result we felt that we didn't even need our own website as our guests have said that they were able to get enough information from the Independent Cottages site and liked the direct contact to the cottage owner. We have found the site clear and easy for us to use and any queries and updates have been dealt with speedily. Wishing Independent Cottages continued success."
"Very pleased with my first 12 months of bookings after dumping the big boys! Love the album for the guest book, think thats very effective, recommend from my experience:-)"
"We moved WangfordFarm over to IndependentCottages from Owners Direct following the latters change of business model. We couldn't be more pleased having moved without a hitch and the personal touch extended from Independent was much appreciated. We also noted our guests were impressed with IndependentCottages which says a lot for their website."
"There is a trend among accommodation agencies to introduce booking fees & online payments, which model complicates matters & costs both guest & owner. Independent Cottages aren't like that. They offer an effective web presence for a sensible, flat fee & are friendly & helpful besides. Highly recommended."
"We have been advertising Pooh Hall Cottages with Independent Cottages since we opened in 2004. Independent Cottages has generated the majority of our business , year on year, since the start. The site is kept fresh and current and Sarah is quick to help with any queries or problems. It is a very user friendly site both for those advertising and those looking for holidays. Thank you Sarah. Sue Murray Owner Pooh Hall Cottages."
"I can thoroughly recommend anyone thinking of advertising with Independent Cottages This is the No 1 site we receive bookings from for Eskmeals House and have for several years Very professional service, 5 stars and will be renewing again, thank you"
"This is our 9th year using the services of www.independentcottages.co.uk  I find Sarah extremely professional, quick to reply and at the same time personable. The website is easy for me to use and update. I like the fact the booking system we use automatically updates on www.independentcottages.co.uk I don’t like or use companies that take a percentage of our booking fees and therefore I find this method perfect for my holiday house business. Also, the prices are transparent for my guests. Here’s to another 9 years! Tracy Drysdale Tower Farm Holidays"
"We have been with Independant Cottages for some time and find the quality of service very efficient and exceptionally friendly. You really feel as thought are getting a personal service. Good luck to the team for the coming year."
"Independent Cottages stands out as an excellent provider in the Holiday Cottage industry. Having their own holiday cottages gives Sarah a true insight into what owners require and value, and I so appreciate having her friendly advice and support at the end of the phone. The website is attractive, informative and easy to use for holiday makers, and a really effective tool for cottage owners. No booking fees and hidden costs for customers, and no hefty percentage charges for owners taken by booking agents. We would highly recommend Independent Cottages to any potential owners looking to market their holiday accommodation."
"We have been advertising both our holiday properties with Independent Cottages for just over a year after recommendations from friends. Our personal experience has been fantastic and in our opinion certainly match the ‘big boys’ in terms of firm bookings. Many guests do not realise their booking incorporate booking fees, which frustrates us considerable, and with Independent Cottages there is none of this. Their listing fees are extremely fair and I would not hesitate in either listing any future rentals with them or indeed looking for holiday accommodation myself."
"I have promoted my small holiday let via Independant Cottages for over 5 years. I value the personal, flexible service and prompt response to any query or request that I may have"
"Sarah at Independent Cottages has provided a superb personal service. She has guided us as novice owners and given us lots of useful advice. We are happy with the number of bookings we get and the system is easy to use. We love it that we can engage with our guests and offer a flexible service because Independent Cottages allow us to. Plus it is very reasonable!"
Independent Cottages is rated 4.97 based on 385 reviews

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