Top Ten Staycation Places

06/10/2020 1:20 PM

From beaches to waterfalls and picturesque villages to windmills, there are thousands of hidden gems to explore across the UK. Here, we highlight ten very special places you could stay this summer, all on the doorstep.  1. Lizard Point, Cor...

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How To Avoid Staycation Scams

31/08/2020 10:40 AM

With many people’s 2020 holiday plans in disarray due to the pandemic, a significant number of us are planning to take a break much closer to home, instead of jetting overseas this year. Nearly a third are planning a UK-based staycation this...

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We Are Launching Cottagedeal Tommorrow

07/08/2020 3:06 PM

Just a quick update on Cottagedeal, we are delighted to announce we are launching our website tomorrow. It's been a roller coaster of a ride over the past year but we finally got there. We will be testing the website with holiday cottage...

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Why Advertise With Us?

03/08/2020 1:43 PM

If you are new to the hospitality industry or even have an established business, you have essentially 3 options to market your holiday home: 1. Use online portals such as Airbnb, etc 2. Use a traditional holiday home agency suc...

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Happy Yorkshire Day

01/08/2020 8:42 AM

Cottagedeal would like to wish everyone a happy Yorkshire Day, not only to the people of Yorkshire but to all Yorkshire folk around the world.

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Things People Love About Staycations

17/07/2020 2:43 PM

A recent poll from a leading holiday cottage brand which surveyed 2000 people, revealed what people loved about going on staycations in the UK. Here are the top 30 favourites:  1. Walks on the coast...

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UK Trending Staycation Destinations

07/07/2020 8:35 AM

With hospitality businesses opening their doors to potential guests over the coming days and weeks, we are seeing a surge in demand for staycation accommodation, this  includes, holiday cottages, hotel's & BnBs etc . Airbnb...

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3 Top Social Media Platforms

04/07/2020 10:11 AM

The top 3 social media platforms for holiday home owners to be on: 1. Facebook. Facebook is the number one place where you need to be & the best place for generationing bookings. The ideal guests (women 32-48) are here i...

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5 Mistakes Holiday Let Websites Make

27/06/2020 5:24 PM

We continue with our series of guest blog posts, the following guest blog is by Jenn Boyles, a holiday home owner herself & over 20 years experience as a graphic designer.   Think of your holiday let website as your online shop wind...

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Holiday Home Versus Hotel

16/06/2020 3:20 PM

Here are a few reasons why we think holiday homes are better than a hotel for a holiday: 1.The Cost Let’s get a big one out of the way early – cost. Put bluntly, renting a holiday home can be amazingly cost effective when compa...

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Oaks Barn Farm

02/06/2020 8:05 AM

This week Oaks Barn Farm has been invited to write a guest blog for, this was both nice and flattering all at the same time.  Sharing the same industry as – Britain’s Hospitality Sector, we a...

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Guest Blogs

01/06/2020 4:38 PM

Just a quick update, over the coming weeks & months we will be publishing several guest blogs from holiday home owners & travel bloggers. This will give you an insight into owners lives and their hospitality businesses, how they...

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Managing Your Cottage Remotely

18/05/2020 1:33 PM

How holiday home owners manage their rentals is changing, especially if you don't live near your property. Here are a few tips on long distance holiday letting: 1. Obviously you can't meet & greet your guests, an alternative method...

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Are You Ready?

02/05/2020 10:04 AM

Thousands of hospitality jobs have been lost & many businesses in the sector are in limbo, all caused by the spread of the coronavirius pandemic. We are now seeing several countries starting to ease lockdown resrtictions and over the coming mo...

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Low Occupancy

11/03/2020 11:13 AM

In light what is happening in the world today with the Coronavirus, probably accommodation owners are seeing a drop off in bookings. If you are seeing this or generally have a low occupancy at this time of year, here are a few pointers to get...

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Book Direct

04/03/2020 10:37 AM

You may think you are getting the best deals using Online Travel Agents (OTA's) like or Expedia but this is not always the case. Holiday makers can end up paying too much for accommodation by using OTA's. As I...

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27/02/2020 6:36 PM

Hello & welcome to the first Cottagedeal blog post. Just a quick update to where we are at. Although this website has been live for some months, we are still working behind the scenes fixing website bugs, improving the website layout &...

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