Best Scottish Cottages

No Commission, No Booking fees, No Black out dates

How to Join Best Scottish Cottages

No Commission, No Booking fee, No Black out dates – you are in control at all times and it’s very very simple.

We go off grid, under the radar and above the parapet to showcase the very “Best Scottish Cottages“, the unique, the quirky, the hidden and the divine for self catering accommodation, luxury villas, one night stays, weekly lets, bothies, castles, pods, pet pampered palaces, but n’ bens, lighthouses, dens and everything in between. One stipulation – simply to be the Best.

We know our market, having two award winning holiday properties in Scotland of our own we walk the talk and it’s our vision to create a platform for showcasing the best accommodation Scotland has to offer.

Launched July 2018 Best Scottish Cottages is an arresting new website taking you directly to the owners of Scotland’s Best Cottages.

Fast track direct to the best in Scotland. We put you in touch direct, no middle man, agency or commissions.

Put simply, we are beautifully aligned with our market. Giving you the best offerings to choose from the best accommodation providers. Scotland has stunning offerings and we are excited to bring you both together

Integration is key! Live availability at your finger tips if you want it, means you only have to update one calendar and the rest all jump into line across any or all siets you run with including your own personal business website OR choose to use the manual calendar on our site so you can switch between either to suit your business model and lifestyle.

Brand new and BRILLIANT. We have had 2 self catering businesses over 15 years and this new website is really good, bringing a good level of bookings even though it is new, thanks to the expertise, experience and helpfulness of Jackie. Well done Jackie and many thanks.

Fiddle Hill Cottage

Sukie Barber

Keep Everything Under Control

Listing Management

Full control over your listing. We give you the keys to have your listing your way. We will help with the initial set-up including cottage write up, uploading images, filling out the information.  After that, you edit your listing as you please.

Booking System

Integrate your ical calendars or work with your own manual calendar. Either way, you have the control over what dates are shown, and we will never black out your calendar giving favouritism to other listings. 

Prices and Fees

Set the price you want to receive. We don’t add on booking fee’s, commissions, or any additional fee’s, the price you set, is the price you will receive. Giving you and your guest the best price. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We are not a bookings agency! We lead as Scotland’s best marketing platform for the Best Scottish listing properties for rental we make it easy for you and easy for guests. Your listing takes gives you control over the requests you want and the ones you don’t. That way we guarantee no delay in getting your guests to you, we don’t intercept emails and block out email addresses. Its simple they find you through us and go straight to your direct. Prior to the anniversary of your subscription renewal we will send you robust stats showing the number of visitors to your listing as well as Facebook impressions, Instagram and other social media traffic direct to you – so you know we are doing the hard work for you and driving traffic to your door. 

We empower you to take back control of every aspect of your rental property.

  • Dialogue is direct via you and the client just as a regular enquiry with your prospective guest BEFORE they book ensuring they are suitable for you and your property is suitable for them.
  • Secure your deposit and balance of payments at the time that you want it don’t wait months until the visitors are actually in your property
  • Ensure your guests don’t pay a penny more than your price.
  • Join the 150 plus owners that have taken back control by listing their property with Best Scottish Cottages.

Of course, and we offer an attractive discount for your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and so forth. 

The owners log in area allows you to easily update your listing to flag up a Special Offer or Late Availability, once it is there simply tag in the late availability page  for no charge. It also lets our Best Scottish Cottages Audience see at a a glance last minute availability that you have very clearly. Late Availability is for dates no later than 8 weeks from time of posting. Special Offers must have a financial offerings or percentage discount. Please note that any posts out with this will be removed in keeping with giving our customers what they want to search for. We’ll also push your late availability or offer to our newsletter and social accounts.

No problem we have that covered, just hop over to our owners access page and update your calendar manually just as though it were your own webpage and that’s all you need to do.

Taking the hardwork out of bookings for you. If your using an online programe such as ical or supercontrol, we can link them to your own wenbsite calendar so it’s just one calendar you update and everything else automatically updates with your own site. You can also have multiple feeds linked in at the one time.

The SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) arm of Best Scottish Cottages works with laser precision by night so as not interrupt your audience search patterns and to maximise your window to the world, dedicated to keeping ahead of the pack, on top of the algorithms, latest updates, SEO stuff and high priority ranking. It’s our job to get you an audience and that’s why we monitor with stealth like precision the overall site, top page landing and leaving points, stats and viewing. We will get the traffic that’s our job, then its over to you to convert the booking. On top of that we will advertise your property to our social media audience of over 40,000 throughout your subscription time, and boost your posts also to maximise your property. 

No thank you. One simple annual membership fee, no set up charges, no addons. £300 (plus VAT). This fee can be paid in one yearly payment, or broken down to smaller monthly payments. 

No problem we really understand our customers and our property owners need to reach their target audience. We recognise that some properties appeal to multiple markets and also can straddle two geographical areas, which is why for example you could be listed for couples and also be family friendly if you accept young babies or are located in the Western Isles but are not technically an island. We want you to be found.

For five years we had been with one of the UK most prestigious (and expensive) holiday letting agencies and in late 2019 we had decided to go it alone with our own website and Google Ads. Having spent roughly £800 a month with Google and received no bookings we turned to Jackie and Best Scottish Cottages. It was the best decision we have ever made…..

We unreservedly recommend Best Scottish Cottages to anyone considering the marketing and promotion of their self-catering cottage.

Coorie Cootage

NIgel Middleton

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