Independent Cottages Reviews

4.96 Rating 306 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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"I have been using Independent Cottages since 2015, and have just added another cottage in the last week. In the first year of renting a holiday cottage - I used six agencies, and Independent Cottages generated both the highest number of inquiries and the most bookings. I have dropped four other agencies, and now use Independent cottages and one other provider. The high levels of inquiries are also combined with great customer service, and Sarah goes the extra mile to assist you, which is a winning combination."
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J Ellis
"Only Been with Independent Cottages for one year but I have found them very helpful easy for people to book ,easy for people to get in touch with the owners. No booking fee, helpful company Well done love the new Website."
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"The website is well laid out, the search facility is good and the calendar is easy to maintain. I get a steady stream of enquiries from the site."
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R Sutcliffe
Verified Buyer
"We have been with Independent Cottages since 2012, and have had a consistently good level of inquiries and bookings. The site is attractive, clear, and easy to use. It is also good value for money. Sarah and Steve always respond very quickly and helpfully to our queries and suggestions. We would recommend Independent Cottages without hesitation to other Holiday Home owners."
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"I've been with Independent Cottages since 2013 and find the whole online system really simple and easy to use. It's my favourite site to advertise on and the one that brings me the most customers! Sarah runs a tight ship and is helpful and responsive to messages. Whilst there are a lot of cottages on the books, it still has that personal feel and i don't feel lost or on my own like on other sites, there is always a helping hand when needed! The fees are really reasonable too, especially considering the thought that goes into the writing of each advert- something which Sarah and the team help with, keeping the overall standard of the site high. I cannot recommend them enough, if you are thinking of advertising with them go for it, you will not be disappointed!"
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L Huntington
Verified Buyer
"Having our self-catering property listed with Independent Cottages has provided us with many enquiries. The website is very easy to navigate and the owners page gives us easy to use tools to help us manage and update our advert. Sarah is always there ready to help and answer any questions we have and nothing is too much trouble. A one-off fixed fee and no commission, Independent Cottages provides excellent value for money and we would not hesitate in recommending them to other holiday cottage owners."
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"We have been with independent cottages for many years. Their service is wonderful, nothing is too much trouble.They are very helpful but not intrusive and are by far the best company we have used for promoting our cottages. Highly reccomended"
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"We joined Independent Cottages as a property owner after booking levels with larger organisations had decreased and costs had increased and charges were being made to guests. Since the initial contact with them the service has been excellent and Sarah was really helpful when we were joining. Their website is eatner property enter details into and update and the last minute offers section excellent. It is now three weeks since we joined and we've had one booking (via the last minute offers) and a tentative booking as well. Based on my experience so far I'd recommend Independent Cottages to other holiday property owners."
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S Campbell
Verified Buyer
"I get a lot of enquiries from Independent Cottages, they take no commission and their one off annual payment represents good value for money."
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"I have booked a cottage through the Independent Cottages website and was concerned about the potential for scams. I decided to contact Sarah via email who within minutes phoned me to discuss my concerns. Sarah was able to put my mind at ease due to her knowledge of the property owner who has been registered with her for 9 years. In addition Sarah offered to make contact with the owners to put my mind further at ease. The swift response and professional manner with which Sarah dealt with my concerns have prompted me to endorse the use of Independent Cottages website to others.."
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"Independent Cottages provide a great service for owners of holiday cottages. They are very professional and helpful when setting up your account. And great value for money. My subscription was paid off in the first week of going live in 2017 and has been paid off many, many times since. I cant recommend them highly enough. And I would also say that we need to support Independent Cottages otherwise we will end up with only the likes of greedy companies like Owners Direct, Home and Away, Holiday lettings, Trip Adviser etc that fleece our clients and force us to reduce our rates. Long live Independent Cottages."
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"I have been really impressed with the efficiency and professional manner that I experienced when setting up my properties with Independent Cottages. Sarah was very quick to respond and made the necessary changes which I must add were very few. I have found the web site very easy to manage and negotiate around. It is easy to update the calendar and other basic information. Many thanks."
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"We have been with Independent Cottages since September 2006 and have been very happy with booking levels over the years, particularly with the new style late availability panel, which worked very well for us after cancellations last Christmas and Easter. Very helpful and friendly staff, with always a quick response to our queries."
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"Sarah and her team offer a great service and website. We've been advertising with them for many years and always found them to be very helpful and efficient. Their website is very user friendly and the majority of our bookings come from Independent Cottage's website."
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S Shepperson
Verified Buyer
"Sarah is quick to respond to our questions and we are pleased to receive bookings through the site. It is great to have advertising that allows us, with independent cottages, to speak directly with people who are looking to book, without the need for a booking agent!"
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"I have just joined Independent Cottages as an owner after over 10 years of advertising on another website. Independent Cottages is a breath of fresh air. Sarah is approachable and helpful. The owners' tools are easy to use and the ability to offer late availability deals is a real bonus for both owner and guest. I have been impressed with the interest in my advert in my first week on Independent Cottages."
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H Williams
Verified Buyer
"Independent Cottages is good for getting bookings, Sarah is very helpful and the website is excellent. The secure website is invaluable for my record keeping, it's very user friendly."
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"We have been advertising with Independent Cottages for seven years. It is the best website we have used and is responsible for most of our bookings. The website is well designed and extremely easy to use and update. Sarah is efficient and helpful and we are very happy with the service provided. We look forward to many more successful years with Independent Cottages."
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"I have had my cottages for 8 years and in that time I have had many bookings through Independent Cottages. Sarah is always on hand to help with any issues and sends the occasional email to make sure we are up to date with the latest trends. The world is a better place with Independent Cottages. Many regards Findlay Erskine"
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I Bronsdon
Verified Buyer
"We have only been in this business for five years and went to Sarah and her team for help in getting started. Well we are now booked nearly every month throughout the year and it’s mainly down to her and the little pointers. These don’t just stop once you have paid your fees they keep coming throughout the year. I am a little bit, well big bit to be truthful, of a dinasour when it comes to computers but that doesn’t matter because Sarah helps you through that too. What would we do without Sarah and Independent Cottages? Well we wouldn’t make much money that’s for sure!!!"
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R Wilkinson
Verified Buyer
"Thank goodness for Independent Cottages! We have generated an impressive amount of bookings via this website since 'going it alone' in 2017 after five years with an agency. Sarah is amazing: professional; helpful and quick to respond. Can't recommend them highly enough."
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"I would recommend advertising with Independent Cottages. They don’t have any hidden charges to owners or guests and the website is easy to use. If a problem does arise, it’s good to know that you can speak to somebody who will be able to assist and has a friendly manner. Overall, good value for money with no large commission fees."
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J Hodgkinson
Verified Buyer
"Working in partnership with Independent Cottages is a real pleasure and has proved to be an effective form of advertising. The ethos of Independent Cottages fits so well with our own business model, they are approachable and we are able to interact in a personal and meaningful way. I believe Independent Cottages understands, respects and supports what it's advertisers are trying to achieve. I can certainly recommend advertising with Independent Cottages to other holiday cottage owners."
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Independent Cottages is rated 4.96 based on 306 reviews