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The best advertising that your holiday cottage can get is direct from your guests.  Testimonials are an excellent way of finding out what is working (or not) and happy guests are more often than not guests that will return again! 

Our guests are often happy to provide testimonials and allow us to use them on our websites and other advertising sites too.  Here's some of the most recent.

Riverside House holiday cottage

"The birthday surprise went really well and we had a lovely stay at Riverside House.  The location and house are beautiful (my husband said Riverside House would be his dream home).  We sampled the food at the Red Lion which was excellent as you said.  The only disappointment was not being able to stay longer".

This is from a guest who has just stayed in early January 2017.

Valley View holiday cottage

"We just wanted to say that we enjoyed our stay at your beautiful cottage in Milldale.  The area is beautiful and the cottage had everything we could possibly need and made our stay so easy.  I am sure we will stay again and I have already recommended you to a friend".

This is from a guest who stayed in December 2016.

So holiday cottage owners, don't forget to ask for testimonials, use them in marketing materials, on your website and social media.  Also use your guests comments to find out what they think about your holiday cottages and immediately address anything that wasn't up to stratch.  Guests will appreciate you getting back to them with how you have resolved things.   

Use the opportunity to carry on a conversation with your guests after they have stayed.  Try and keep it chatty and gently suggest if they would like to come again or recommend a friend.  Use this opportunity to keep your holiday cottage in their mind for the future.

It's the best marketing that you have!

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Happy guests are what it is all about.  A good review on Trip Advisor can make all the difference between a booking or not.

Two of our most recent guests have been kind enough to review us on Trip Advsior for the holiday cottages.

'This is the 2nd year myself and a group of friends have stayed at Valley View.  The cottage is gorgeous and the location is so peaceful.  We stayed for 5 nights and could have quite happily stayed longer.  There are plenty of nice walks close by and a pub within 1 mile.  The owner and housekeeper are very friendly and accommodating.  I would highly recommend this cottage to groups of friends or families looking for a break in the Peak District'.

And a new guest review for Riverside House holiday cottage.

'If you want to the visit the heart of the Peak District you will not find a better place to stay than Riverside House. It's perfect for walking, cycling or just enjoying the history and scenery around the area.  Riverside House is by far the best place we have stayed in over the years and have already rebooked for next year.  Go there you won't be disspaointed'.

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Now the weather is colder we want all our holiday cottage guests to feel warm and homely when they visit us this winter.  Our boiler at Riverside House holiday cottage has just been serviced and the chimney swept so that both the boiler and log burner will be working at their peak to keep our guests warm.  We also offer an unlimited free supply of logs at both our holiday cottages, as well as supplying kindling, so you never have to worry about getting supplies for the log burners.

 

We are planning some major improvements at Valley View holiday cottage in January including easier to use heating controls for the boiler, better insulation to the walls of the Annex bedroom as well as a complete redecoration in the Annex bedroom, Annex hallway, new bathroom flooring in the Annex and a new front door to the Annex that will be a snug fit.  We are replacing some of the double glazed units throughout Valley View holiday cottage too and in March will replace the velux windows with new ones.  There will be new carpet in the main stairs and landing as well.

 

At our Peak District holiday cottages we realize the importance of keeping on top of things and in particular making improvements that will keep our guests warm and welcome in the winter season.

 

For further information on our Peak District holiday cottages contact Wendy Boast by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone on 07980 390 520.   

 

 

 


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