Flourishing tourism in the Garden of England is good news for holiday property-owners

PUBLISHED: 12:53 22 April 2014

Enjoy the beautiful Kentish coast   Picture: Kent Tourism Alliance

Enjoy the beautiful Kentish coast Picture: Kent Tourism Alliance

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They’re in a great position to benefit

It’s easy to see how Kent became known as the Garden of England. With incredible landscapes offering fantastic walking opportunities and a third of the county covered by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty it certainly seems to have more than its fair share of beautiful, unspoilt scenery.

Ancient forests, bluebell woods, wild grasslands and pretty meadows all make up the fabric of this attractive county. Visitors are also drawn to the immaculate landscaped gardens in the grounds of a whole host of historically important castles, cathedrals and stately homes, including the former residences of Charles Darwin and Winston Churchill.

Independent self-catering cottage agency Holidaycottages.co.uk are keen to branch out (excuse the pun) and welcome property owners in Kent to grow with them as they add more properties to their flourishing portfolio of over 1,800 cottages across the UK.

They are right to be investing in the future of Kent tourism at this time. According to Visit Kent chief executive Sandra Matthews-Marsh, Kent’s tourist attractions entertain 57 million visitors a year and the future, too, is looking extremely bright for the region.

Over the past few months the county’s tourism industry has seen a series of big boosts. From the release of ITV’s comedy drama Edge of Heaven filmed in Margate, to Deal being honoured with the Daily Telegraph’s High Street of the Year Award, the county is receiving no end of positive attention.

Owners of holiday properties in the area will be wondering how they can reap the benefits of Kent’s blooming tourism industry. The visitor figures testify to the interest in the county, but if these potential guests are unable to find your property, they won’t be reflected in bookings.

That’s where Holidaycottages.co.uk are keen to help. With over 35 years experience in the industry, the family-run company now have over 90 staff, with experienced property managers, marketing experts and reservations consultants making up their dedicated team.

The company was honoured to receive a Gold Trusted Merchant Award from independent review system, Feefo, having achieved a fantastic overall rating of 98% for customer service.

Director Simon Morris says “As a Kent property owner represented by Holidaycottages.co.uk you’ll receive market leading advertising as well as the first class service which you would expect from a family-run business.”

This includes being partnered with a dedicated Property Manager, who will carry out an inspection of your property and work with you to maximise its potential. You’ll benefit from professional photography to market your cottage across printed brochures, the award winning responsive website and social media. With payments in advance for bookings and 24/7 access to a bespoke online owner account marketing your property with Holidaycottages.co.uk is simple and hassle free.

“We understand that letting a cottage that you have put so much time and effort into can be stressful. Your dedicated property manager will always be on hand to answer any queries that you may have, addressing any worries and ensuring that your property reaches its full potential.” says Simon Morris.

If you’re a property owner interested in joining Holidaycottages.co.uk as they expand their cottage portfolio, speak to one of their friendly property team on 01237 426 763 for more information and to arrange a free, no obligation appraisal.

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