FAQ's / How Does It Work?

Guests
 

How much does CottageDeal cost to use?

Currently CottageDeal is free to use for both cottage owners and guests.

Do I need to create an account?

No, only the holiday home owners do.

How do I find a suitable holiday home deal?

Simply use the search function on our website.

How do I contact the holiday home owner?

Simply fill in your details on the enquiry form and click ‘send’, once the owner receives the enquiry, they will respond to your enquiry by email.

How is party to the rental contract?

CottageDeal offers owners a portal to advertise their holiday home deals and offers and for guests to search for a holiday home deal and contact the owners via either email or telephone.

Once you are in touch with the owner, all further things are up to you which includes booking, confirmation, cancellation and payment. 

CottageDeal does not assume liability for deals that are booked through our website.

 

Holiday Home Owners
 
How do I get started?
 
  1. You sign up & create your account
  2. You create your listing for the deal you want to run (we call it an ad) including price, start date & duration of the deal, location, description, amenities etc
  3. Choose your pricing plan: A basic ad will cost £5 per deal and will be live for 30 days or a premium ad will cost £8 per deal and will be live for 30 days, using this pricing plan your ad will appear at the top of the search results.                                                                                     
  4. Once the ad is created, it has to be approved by admin for it to go live on the CottageDeal website.
What’s included in the property management tool?
  1. Profile
  2. My Ads, which includes creating an ad, pending ads
  3. Dashboard

What happens if a cottage deal expires or is booked?

It is up to you,  the owner to keep your account up to date & delete any deals or offers which have expired or have been booked.

Is this website solely for advertising holiday cottages?

No, it's open to any type of holiday home, whether it's a lodge, log cabin, static caravan, glamping pod etc

Why do we approve all ads?

In order to maintain the quality of the website & stop fraudelent ads, all ads have to be approved by admin.

In all cases where an ad is disapproved we will contact you via email, to try and work with you to resolve the issue so that your ad can go live. 

 

General
 

How can I be sure the holiday home is as advertised or a guest is who they say they are?

Ask as much information as possible before booking or accepting a booking. Check their website and social media accounts (Owners should a least have a website or Facebook page). Avoid any suspicious payment methods (use trustworthy payment providers, that are traceable).

Does CottageDeal have a cancellation policy?

CottageDeal does not offer a cancellation policy. However each holiday home owner should have their own policy, please read this policy, so that you fully understand the cancellation & refund terms that the owners are offering.