Letting with Best of Wales

Best of Wales. Sunset landscape view.

Best of Wales is a truly local letting agency operating throughout wonderful Wales. We are one of a group of locally focused brands owned by The Original Cottage Company, a family-owned business that has grown to be one of the UK's leading letting agencies.

Our success is based on the simple premise that we all live and work in Wales, have a passion for great service, and offer an unrivalled experience.

100% of our owners would recommend working with us

- Homeowner Survey results, Nov 2018

Gareth, homeowner services manager
Gareth
General Manager
Llion, property manager
Llion
Recruitment Manager
Lesley, property & quality manager
Lesley
Property & Quality Manager
Jane, property manager
Jane
Property Recruiter
Nicola, property recruiter
Nicola
Property Recruiter
Jacky, quality assessor
Jacky
Quality Assessor
Julie, quality assessor
Julie
Quality Assessor
Glenda, quality assessor
Glenda
Quality Assessor
Emma, Homeowner Services
Emma
Homeowner Services
Elena, Homeowner Services
Elena
Homeowner Services
Yeseley, Homeowner Services
Yeseley
Homeowner Services
Stacey, Homeowner Services
Stacey
Homeowner Services

Our advice is free and without obligation, so call us today on: 01650 511101 email: info@bestofwales.co.uk or Request a free owner pack

Why holiday let with Best of Wales?

Our holiday letting service in Wales can be tailored to suit your needs, here are some of the key reasons why you should let with Best of Wales:

Expert marketing

Leading digital marketing expertise from a large local team working across Wales, supported by a dedicated national marketing team in Norfolk.

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 (for free) 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; we pay you as we receive funds from guests & we pay you in full for cancellations.

We're customer service led

Knowledgeable & friendly local teams in Abercynon and Cemmaes, plus a central team of experts in Norfolk.

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).

Marketing your holiday property

The primary objective of our marketing activity is to help maximise the revenue potential of your property by bringing in bookings – lots of bookings! To achieve this we implement an extensive and targeted marketing programme:

 

Our websites
OUR WEBSITES

Our websites are 'fully responsive’ which means they change to best fit the device on which they are being viewed. 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 and our luxury website; www.nicheretreats.co.uk

Over 250,000 visitors to our own website in 2019 

Affiliate websites
AFFILIATE WEBSITES

We pay to list your properties on a range of affiliate websites, both in the UK and elsewhere in the EU, 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

We regularly communicate with our customers with personalised, targeted emails and mailers. We feature properties, events and special offers, tailoring the content to our audience. In addition to this our online blog gives customers insider news and tips to make the most of Wales.

Over 650,000 marketing emails sent to our customer base in 2019

Shows
SHOWS

We attend local shows so people can meet us and find out about our holiday properties. We have high quality show displays, branded giveaways and run a 'win a holiday' competition to build our customer base and attract new holidaymakers to our properties.

Advertising & PR
ADVERTISING & PR

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

Multiple relationships formed with national brands, for example Virgin Wines, John Lewis and Country Life Magazine

Our offices
LOCAL PRESENCE

Our local offices, vehicle and sponsorships in Wales promote our brand and collection of holiday properties. We make the most of every opportunity to ensure holidaymakers, local businesses and visitors to events are directed to book our properties.

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Maximising your income

Combining over 40 years holiday letting experience, we know how to maximise your income through holiday letting.

 

Competitive commission, including a reduced introductory rate

 

Individually researched price bands and optimised calendar

 

Bespoke marketing showcasing your property's unique features

 

Tailored property management, only pay for the service you want

 

High repeat booking percentage builds your customer base year after year

 

Get paid in full for cancelled bookings, regardless of the reason

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Additional benefits for our homeowners

10% Original Cottages discount
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. 

Partner discounts
Exclusive discounts from our partners

We love loyal customers. 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.