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Lamb



Joined: 13 Mar 2011
Posts: 13
Location: Shropshire, UK

PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 5:18 pm    Post subject: Cottage World listing site Reply with quote

Does anyone have any experience of Cottage World?

They claim in excess of 55000 UK properties and show a reasonable 640 in our area. Many are booked via the likes of Sykes and so on, but they are happy for individual owners to list with them as well.

Whilst not the most sophisticated site in the world, it does offer free listings to owners and a direct link to the owner's website.

I can't see an obvious drawback.... or how they derive an income stream.

Any thoughts before I commit?
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newtimber



Joined: 24 Nov 2012
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Location: Brighton

PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard of it.
You will spend hours setting up your listing and get no bookings at all.
Is that a drawback?
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Lamb



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Location: Shropshire, UK

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Newtimber,
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
We are still in need of a few more weeks. As we already list on HL, OD, and Airbnb amongst others, I just wondered if it was worth trying.
Thanks anyway.
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Cymraes



Joined: 07 Jul 2015
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Location: North Wales

PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lamb wrote:
Hi Newtimber,
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
We are still in need of a few more weeks. As we already list on HL, OD, and Airbnb amongst others, I just wondered if it was worth trying.
Thanks anyway.


I've never heard of them nor have I seen them come up in searches. Hence I would never book via them because I didn't know they existed.

That is likely to be the case for your prospective guests too

Have you tried Independent Cottages? You pay an annual subscription but they filled me completely this summer . I only list with them and on Facebook now really, with the occasional week that I can't fill any other way on Booking. com
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whirlybird



Joined: 01 Oct 2014
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would agree, if you do a search for a property in your area and they don't come up on the search there is no point.
We use Independent but only had one booking from them, others seem to get more. That may be because we are already pretty booked and not much chance for them to book anything!
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