Born out of a love for Yorkshire and all things luxurious, Gorgeous Cottages market and manage bookings for over 170 luxury properties in the region.
We are expanding our collection every month, with new luxury cottages joining the Gorgeous family all the time. And by focusing exclusively on luxury self-catering accommodation in Yorkshire we are able to really show-case your property to maximum effect.
We appear in the top positions across Google for our key search terms and are now considered the number one website for sourcing and booking the very best holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation in Yorkshire. Our Guest reviews and recommendations have been fantastic, and our owners love our competitive commission rates and personal service.
So if you want to market your Yorkshire Cottage alongside the finest in the region, then we’re the Agent for you.
What’s so special about Gorgeous Cottages?
You may be asking yourself what’s so special about Gorgeous Cottages? Well, I think there are lots of reasons why we stand out from the crowd…
Unlike many other mass-market booking agencies and listing sites we really understand our target market and so are very selective in terms of the properties we represent. Our accommodation partners appreciate our exclusivity as it distinguishes their property from the competition and helps drive premium returns. If you’re listed on the Gorgeous Cottages website, you can rest assured you’re in very good company!
We are pretty much in love with Yorkshire. The business is based here, our MD has lived and worked here for the last 15 years and we work exclusively with accommodation here. This regional focus allows us to promote your property within the wider context of this gorgeous county and to provide our guests with that personal touch. We work closely with Welcome to Yorkshire and other tourism businesses in the region to maximise our exposure.
We are firm believers that the motto ‘It’s the little things that count’ can help turn a good break into a fantastic one. Every Gorgeous guest enjoys complimentary use of our unique concierge service, on hand to personally recommend the best local restaurants, gastro pubs and places to visit. We also provide each guest with an exclusive guide to their cottage including all of the essential info and also interesting information about the local area. Our partners love the fact that they can offer this 5 Star service to their guests at no extra cost, and without any of the hassle!
Professional & friendly
We understand that this is your property and we’re just the booking agents. Our success is built on our strong professional relationships; we treat all of our partners and guests with respect and pride ourselves on being flexible and approachable at all times.
Take a closer look at what we can do for you by clicking on the above tab. If you feel Gorgeous Cottages could be right for your Luxury Cottage then please do get in touch. I look forward to meeting you!
Managing Director | Gorgeous Cottages
What will Gorgeous Cottages do for me?
- Create a beautiful listing for your property within our luxury Gorgeous Cottages website
- Develop a stunning PDF guide to your property available for guests to download and keep
- Arrange a visit from our professional photographer to take beautiful images of your property
- Market your property to the luxury market using a targeted combination of online and offline campaigns
- Pitch your property to our extensive list of local and national press contacts for PR opportunities
- Exceed your guests’ expectations with a complimentary concierge service & cottage guide
- Enable your guests to reserve online 24 hours a day
- Take care of guest communication & administration, including processing deposits and balance payments
- Pay you each month for any deposits or rental taken in the previous month
- Suggest what rates to market your property at
- Advise you on topics like health & safety, insurance, taxation and maximising your property’s rental potential
- Work closely with you to develop a lasting and trusted relationship
“Having worked with Gorgeous Cottages for several years now, I can recommend them very highly. Their commission rates are very competitive and there are no hidden extras. And importantly, they pay promptly. They are small enough to care and treat each owner as an individual. Communication is excellent and they are extremely efficient. They are flexible and happy to take on board ideas from owners.
They are clear about their niche market and don’t try to be all things to all people. They invest in SEO and achieve very high rankings on Google. The website and printed materials are of a very high quality. They do the business and get the bookings! They are genuinely nice people who are a pleasure to do business with! After a poor experience with a big national agency, I vowed I would never get involved with another agency. With Gorgeous Cottages, I’m certainly glad I changed my mind!”
Suzanne Mitchell – Owner of Lovely & Kisdon Cottages
“As a family we had lived and loved this property for many years. When we decided to take some time out with an extended stay abroad we thought offering it as a holiday let would be a great way of generating some extra income. We met with several agents but none impressed us as much as Gorgeous Cottages. We decided to choose them and we are absolutely thrilled that we did. We started to get bookings straight away and these have continued even in low season. And we love their website too. – it’s easy to see why people want to book with them.”
Helen & Scott Barraclough – The Coach House, York
“We had just finished refurbishing a 3-bedroom cottage on the Yorkshire Coast when a friend who is currently with Gorgeous Cottages recommended them to us. It was a huge stroke of luck. We have had a phenomenal amount of bookings from them from the word go, and we’re delighted with the standard of service provided by them too. We are more than happy to be Gorgeous advocates!”
Caroline & Chris Hartley – The School House, Sandsend
“We contacted Gorgeous Cottages after refurbishing a property in Harrogate with a view to letting it as a holiday cottage. We decided they were the right agent for us as they have such a great brand, and you can see how passionate they are about Yorkshire and their cottages. We couldn’t be happier with the volume of bookings and the level of service provided. It’s been fantastic.”
Judy Ramsbottom – Colcote Cottage, Harrogate
“Waterside Cottage was my first foray into the world of holiday letting, and I couldn’t have chosen a better agent to do that with. Gorgeous Cottages have been excellent on every level; advice, the level of bookings, their customer service and payment. I would recommend them to any owners wanting to maximise their return on a holiday let investment.”
Jo Newton – Waterside Cottage, Wensleydale
What does it cost?
Unlike many other booking agents and listing sites, we don’t charge a large registration fee or any annual maintenance. You’ll find our commission rates are extremely competitive, so give us a call and see how we can start to maximise your rental return.
How do I become a part of Gorgeous Cottages?
We don’t believe in wasting your precious time; we only consider properties we truly believe have that elusive sense of luxury and quality. To protect our existing partners and to ensure your property is listed with only the very best, we do insist on a personal inspection before signing any contracts.
There is no charge for this visit and a member of our team will arrange to come out at a time to suit you. We use this visit to get to know your property, take some photographs and to meet you in person if possible – that’s just how we like to do business. We’ll also discuss the finer details of your listing and contract to ensure you are completely happy with everything, before going ahead.
If you like the sound of Gorgeous Cottages, and are interested in becoming one of the luxury properties we represent, please get in touch by either calling 01642 263 249 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll talk you through our services and discuss the best time to come out and meet you.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Gorgeous Team