Discover the secret of successful holiday home letting with Stilwell’s Cottages Direct
For over 20 years, Stilwell’s Cottages Direct has helped holiday home owners and agents attract holidaymakers to their privately owned self-catering holiday accommodation and bed and breakfasts throughout the UK and Ireland. During that time, we have identified and refined all of the key principles involved in successful holiday home promotion and letting. By advertising with Stillwell’s Cottages Direct, you will benefit from this know-how from day one.
Delivering repeat business, year after year after year…
At the heart of any successful letting business lies a high level of service. Stilwell’s take as much pride in promoting your property as you do in owning it and we remain fully committed to offering the service that you and your potential customers expect. Because of this focus, Stilwell’s has become a trusted name in holiday lettings, delivering a great experience and encouraging repeat business year after year.
Refined and targeted marketing all year round
Our year-round online and offline marketing campaigns ensure that Stillwell’s Cottages Direct appears at the right place and the right time for customers wanting self-catering holiday accommodation in the UK and Ireland.
- You will benefit from huge investments in online advertising and search engine optimisation to push Stilwell’s Cottages Direct up the search engine listings.
- You’ll see regular advertising in the National Press to promote Stilwell Cottages Direct as the first choice for book-direct holiday properties.
- We’ll target thousands of past bookers and enquirers from our database with e-shots to promote the Stilwell’s Cottages Direct brand and to keep us in the forefront of cottage-seekers’ minds.
NEW and REVISED website gives holidaymakers easier access to the property they want
Every year, hundreds of thousands of consumers visit the Stillwell’s Cottages Direct website, searching for their ideal holiday accommodation. We recently rebuilt the website ensuring that holidaymakers can find properties quicker and easier than ever before. The new site delivers:
- Better linking and search engine optimisation to encourage indexing by search engines such as Google and Yahoo and to push Stilwell’s Cottages Direct high up the rankings
- Improved usability-tested advert presentation, meaning that your property is showcased to its full potential
- Guided search with filter features which allow users to narrow their selections and book in a hassle free way
- A shortlist feature to make sure that once found, a customer can save your property to their clipboard for future reference.
- Google map search functionality for those bookers who prefer to check out the exact location of their chosen property
- An easy-to-use Advertiser Console, where you can log in 24 hours a day to update your advert at the click of a mouse.
Choose Easybook and make booking a holiday at your property even easier
We take pride in making it as easy as possible for holidaymakers to not only find your property, but to book as well. Customers now expect to be able to check out your property, availability and price online – and then go on to book by credit or debit card securely online too. That’s where Easybook comes in. Read more here
Low advertising rates
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Standard Web Advert £189*
Image gallery £30*
*all prices quoted are for 12 months and exclude VAT
Don’t just take our word for it...
Read what current Stilwell’s Advertisers have said about us...
“I am very happy with the service I receive from Stilwell’s staff. They are always professional and attentive and look after my needs as an owner. I would recommend Stilwell’s to other cottage owners.” John Gittus, owner of The Dolphins at Penlee, Fowey, Cornwall (ref 700729)
“I’ve been very pleased with the response I’ve had from Cottages Direct”. Joanne Johnstone, owner of Tarante and Calceto properties, West Sussex (ref 701025)
Your advertising options
Standard Advert = £189*
- 1 image
- Full description (up to 3000 characters)
- Property Features listings
- Free entry onto the Special Offers page
- Advert management access through the self-serve Advertiser Console
- Availability calendar and flexible price table
- Free sign-up to the easybook booking management system (optional)
- Property pinpointed on a Google map
- Optional entry into affiliate programme (for advertisers who opt in to easybook)
Image Gallery £30*
Add an image gallery giving you 15 extra images to fully showcase your property. Research shows that customers like the added reassurance of being able to see more than just an exterior image.
Add a web link which will display your web address with a link from the Stilwell’s Cottages Direct website. It’s an easy way to give customers more information about your property.
*The above prices exclude VAT. The £189 quoted is for an online advert which is valid for 12 months.