We can let your Holiday Home
Katie Cox is in Argyll and she is ready to meet all owners with holiday homes who want to find out a bit more about how we work.
With a growing customer base year on year we make it a personal challenge to find more quality houses to keep up with the demand. You may have seen our Cottages & Castles car whizzing all over the country recently and this is because, excitingly, our property reps have been really busy taking on new houses and promoting our company as one of the best and most helpful in Scotland. Although we are a small team, we give a lovely personal service which we find many enjoy. This team includes Katie Cox, our Argyll based property rep who loves the personal touch and goes that extra mile.
Through November, Katie has been focusing on the area of Argyll, paying it a lot of attention and making sure that holiday home owners know about Cottages & Castles and the great service we offer. This is the perfect area for her as not only did she grow up there, she currently lives in Taynuilt today.
“Having grown up in the area, it was a joy to be able to move back here 15 years ago with my husband and young family. I have many fond childhood memories of time spent going to the Dalmally show, mackerel fishing around the Argyll coast and staying in self-catering cottages on Mull. Today the appeal for holidaymakers seems stronger than ever and there is so much more to offer them. Oban has amazing seafood restaurants, the isles are easier to get to and there are more visitor attractions for families and a wide range of outdoor activities. Argyll is one of our most popular destinations for our holiday makers so our holiday homes do really well here.” – Katie Cox, Property Rep.
We love the fact we have a rep in the area that knows so much about the surroundings and culture of local life. It instills a lot of confidence in our existing owners as they know we have a golden bank of knowledge at our fingertips when it comes to marketing the area to our customers. We welcome all types of holiday homes, in all shapes and sizes and we are not shy of the unusual but will always love the traditional too. Over her time as a rep, Katie has become a professional in knowing what is popular and can guide you to make the right decisions to make your holiday home perfect.
“The self catering market has changed so much over the last 10 years – the standard expected by guests has risen enormously. Guests are now looking for a holiday home that is equal to or of a higher standard than their own home. Hot tubs have become very popular and waterfront properties continue to be in high demand. Log burners are a big hit and a tremendous view is always a great selling point.”
Whether you want us to run the whole show or share the diary with us that can all be discussed and the nice thing about having a rep come to visit you is that you can ask all of your questions face to face. Katie will help you figure out the best way to get set up, whether you only want to take week long bookings or welcome short breaks too, and she will go over the benefits of being set up as ‘online bookable’ and being more flexible. This guidance has been invaluable to many and has helped sculpt the future success of their holiday home income.
“All the staff at Cottages and Castles have been fantastic, from our initial meeting at the property, to our current stage of looking towards a second property to refurbish and in due course rent out, they have been there for any queries or challenges we have had. They have made the experience easy and we can highly recommend them.” – Cherry Ambrose, Tangle Tower & Evelix.
We are visiting loads of areas in Scotland over the coming months where Katie will be working alongside our Property Manager Ashleigh who also meets with owners regularly too. Ashleigh plays a huge part in our business and see’s a property through its journey – from the beginning (the initial meet) through to the end, where she sets up the online website entry herself.
“It’s really rewarding when we see our holiday homes doing so well, especially if it’s one I took on and set up online. Managing the process of getting a house online means we have control in how we present the house to our customers. We put time and effort into this to make sure the house looks as good as it can, and we see the results. We love it when we do a good job for our home owners.” – Ashleigh Jedan, Property Manager.
We were established in 1983 and have grown to become one of the leading self-catering agencies in Scotland. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly yet professional service. Our owners average 30 bookings a year and many are surprised at how we will go the extra mile to promote their property. We also offer a spectrum of online, mobile and social media marketing to reach the widest possible national and international audience, but we believe it’s our local knowledge and personal approach that sets us apart.
We have SPECIAL joining offer running until the end of November 2018 for anyone looking to sign up their holiday home in Argyll so if you have a holiday home why not give Katie a call on 07585 901 849 or email her at [email protected] to arrange a visit today.