Make the most of your holiday property with Cornish Horizons
With both local and national expertise and support, you'll get the best of both worlds
Here in Cornwall, we have passionate, knowledgeable property specialists who can support you in getting your property ready to let. We're also part of the Original Cottages family, which means that you get additional benefits from our central team of experts. From pricing to marketing to property grading, we can ensure that your property is set up for a successful season, year after year.
"The refurbishment of my holiday home had been majorly delayed by the lockdown and there was a significant chance that I would miss the summer season completely. However, with Annabel’s support, hard work and enthusiasm, it was actually launched to the holiday market within just 36 hours of being ready and then went on to achieve an incredible 7 full weeks of summer bookings in the first few days of going live. My thanks go to Annabel and her team for such a speedy response!"
Homeowner Feedback, July 2020
A little more about us...
The whole Cornish Horizons team live, breathe and dream Cornwall
We all know the holiday letting market inside out. We offer advice on potential investments and provide estimates of rental income. It’s our job to help prepare your property for holiday letting. We have a wealth of experience at our finger tips.
Our Cornwall based Property Team will gather information from you so that we can start marketing your property. Once you've jumped onboard with us, we will monitor the performance of your property and be on hand to offer ongoing advice to maximise bookings and help make sure your holiday cottage is a success.
Start your journey with us by requesting a Homeowner Information Pack today.
Our Property Recruiters
Hi, I'm Annabel
"I am the expert for the holiday home market in South & South East Cornwall."
Tel: 07494 504360
Hi I'm Maxine
"I am the expert for the holiday home market in West Cornwall."
Tel: 07921 215394
Hi, I'm Ros
"I am one of the experts for the holiday home market in North and Mid Cornwall."
Tel: 07392 277594
Hi, I'm Sophie
"I am one of the experts for the holiday home market in North and Mid Cornwall."
Tel: 07584 772220
Our response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)
From the start of the pandemic, we have been focused on supporting our homeowners, guests and staff
Sending clear, regular communications
In a world with so many unknowns, we have cut through the noise to give our homeowners clear, regular and informed communications about the situation, what it means to them, how we’re adapting, and what they need to do to adapt.
Keeping safety our top priority
Our local teams have been equipped with all of the PPE necessary to continue visiting and servicing properties safely . Our photography teams have also adapted photoshoots, making them 'contact-free'.
Being there, whenever needed
We have made sure that we’re always available on the end of a phone or email, and the feedback from our homeowners has been fantastic – we, and they feel like our relationships have only strengthened during this time.
With holiday bookings now on the up, we are helping both new and existing homeowners to make their properties safe and ready for visitors. We understand our holidaymakers’ needs and are advising our owners on how to optimise their property – from facilities, to pricing – to achieve their booking potential.
Homeowner feedback we received during the pandemic:
Local expertise, national exposure
Letting with Cornish Horizons provides you with the best of both worlds: truly local expertise coupled with national exposure
We have five offices across Cornwall and we’re also part of The Original Cottage Company - a large family of brands across England and Wales.
Please watch our short Original Cottages video to learn more about the huge benefits of holiday letting with us:
Why choose us?
More than 90% of our homeowners say they would recommend us. Here are just a few reasons why:
- Annual Homeowner Survey results, Nov 2018
• Industry leading levels of bookings (which means more income for you)
• Exceptional exposure for your holiday home through our creative in-house marketing experts
• To increase your exposure, we advertise our holiday homes on over 30 extra websites from Airbnb to Snaptrip
• Good value commission rates, no sign-up or renewal fees
• Our professional photographers will capture your property at it’s best, free of charge.
• You are free to use your own holiday home any week of the year (not every agency lets you do that)
• We’ll visit you at your property (for free) and let you know how much you could earn
• We’ve got 5 offices throughout Cornwall - we’re never far away from your property
• Our holidaymakers come back year after year (that means repeat customers for you)
• We give you a range of discounts from new mattresses to car hire
• Ask us about our optional housekeeping and maintenance service
Simply put, this is why we are a leading holiday letting agency.
Our local team are based at our five offices throughout Cornwall and have detailed knowledge of the holiday letting market both nationally and in Cornwall. We’re great with customers and love making their holiday that extra bit special, which is why they return to us year on year.
Our property team are here to guide you, step by step, in the preparation of your property for letting. We are also on hand to advise on maximising letting potential, legal requirements and interior design.
Our holidaymakers choose us for:
• Excellent customer service
• Being well-respected and family owned
• Our extensive local knowledge, from local people in local offices
• The reassurance that our properties are graded with a national quality assessment scheme
• Our Holiday Extras. All of our customers have access to exclusive Cornish and national discounts and offers by booking with us
• A great selection of quality properties across all of Cornwall
• Our 24/7 emergency telephone number
• The helpful information on our website
• Our extended hours phone line. Most customers book and pay online, but when they want to talk to us, we’re here for them.
As a result, we have built up a loyal customer base who appreciate our straightforward honesty and the amount of detail we provide.
How we will market your property
Our goal is to bring you bookings - lots of bookings
We can help maximise booking rates for your property with our extensive and targeted marketing programme:
Our website is the most important tool we have to promote Cornish Horizons and our wonderful selection of properties. Our website is ‘responsive’ which means it’s appearance changes to best fit the device on which it is being viewed. We invest in ‘pay per click’ advertising to ensure that our position on Google is good and we work hard to ensure that we are always adding relevant information to our site, which creates a good user experience and also improves our ‘organic’ search engine performance. We also market all our properties on our group website, www.Originalcottages.co.uk.
Our social media audience is always growing as we actively seek to talk to our customers on a personal level to both build awareness of our brand and strengthen relationship we have with our customers.
In addition to our own websites, we pay to list your properties on 20+ affiliate websites, both in the UK and elsewhere in the EU, casting the net further still.
These include: Airbnb, Booking.com, Snaptrip, Holiday Lettings and HomeAway.
Campaigns & Social Media
We regularly communicate with our customers with personalised, targeted emailing, featuring properties, events and special offers. In addition to this with our online blog, we give customers insider news and tips to make the most of Cornwall.
Our Brochure & Other Printed Media
Taking advantage of the significant footfall we have passing our offices, we produce a full colour brochure with high quality imagery of our beautiful properties. This can also be requested online.
We also advertise and showcase properties locally and nationally, from the Cornwall Life magazine to bus stops, to name just a few!
Advertising & PR
We work closely with our PR agent who keeps us informed of any national and local opportunities for press coverage. We promote our cottages through a variety of targeted advertising in the local and national newspapers, magazines, visitor publications etc. We also work closely with local tourism agencies and a number of oversea affiliates.
We Go To Shows
We attend local, county and national shows, so people can meet us and find out about our properties. We have high quality show displays and we take our magazines and other literature with us, together with great branded giveaways.
Holiday properties as an investment
Staycations are experiencing a huge surge in demand and given the nature of UK self-catering breaks appealing to those looking for safe, environmentally friendly, cost-effective holidays, this is set to continue for some time to come.
Our experienced Property Recruiters frequently work with homeowners to help them select, furnish, manage and let their property, optimising their return on investment. Here is a summary of how we can help:
We can visit properties with you.
We can provide helpful feedback on the ‘letability’ of a property given its location and amenities.
We can offer practical advice on simple steps to improve the ROI of the property (e.g. interior design).
We can generate property proposals with rental rates and income.
We can support with the practical running of the holiday let, taking away any ongoing hassle.
Additional benefits for our homeowners
10% Original Cottages discount
As we are part of the Original Cottages group, our homeowners enjoy a 10% discount off their own holidays.
With over 5,000 Original Cottages properties to choose from, you too could enjoy exploring the UK for less.
We love loyal customers. So, to say thank you for choosing us, we’ve teamed up with a range of local and national companies to ensure that you are rewarded with some seriously great offers and discounts.
Find out more by requesting a Homeowner Information Pack today.View Current Benefits
We're very proud of the feedback we receive. Here's what our homeowners say about us:
"Having placed our trust in Cornish Horizons to manage Baxters Cottage for over 10 years, we're very fortunate that we chose the best management company possible. The whole team are great, really friendly and I'm sure each of them must have an Honours Degree in 'Everything Cornwall'!! The team just look after absolutely everything and if something needs doing, they've got loads of trustworthy and reliable contacts in various trades to carry out the work with minimum fuss. The communication we receive too is clear, concise & always very helpful. With the very latest technologies implemented, it's great as an owner, to have access to all sorts of online content and useful data, which helps us to manage optimum maintenance downtime and even to see if we're doing the right things, by seeing if people are coming back as repeat bookings. I'm sure that holidaymakers will love the simple to use website too, as it's really intuitive. Keep up the great work Cornish Horizons, long may your success and excellent service continue!!"View Baxters Cottage
"I have been very impressed with the way Cornish Horizons have handled my property. I only bought the house a month ago and they have already arranged 4 bookings. All their Staff are extremely efficient and pleasant to deal with and nothing seems too much trouble. I can highly recommend their services."View Turnstone Cottage
"We have been letting holiday properties with Cornish Horizons since 2000 and also booked holiday properties from Cornish Horizons ourselves. We always found the service for owners and guests alike exceptional. Cornish Horizons booking procedures are very efficient and make it easy for guests to book holiday properties stress free. The biggest asset however are the staff: Extremely knowable, super friendly and helpful. Highly recommended all around!"View Lowen Cottage
"We chose Cornish Horizons because of the friendly and professional attitude of the staff which was very apparent when we visited them at their premises in Padstow. They have offered constructive advice at every stage - including marketing, furnishing and presenting the property. They continue to support us and our bookings continue to exceed our expectations. Their website is comprehensive and simple to use. They also have an extensive list of other marketing connections to further promote your property. All booking correspondence is clear and arrives promptly. We would not hesitate in recommending Cornish Horizons to anyone wishing to let their holiday home in Cornwall"View Samphire House
How to join our family
If you’re interested in letting with us our knowledgeable and friendly team members are on hand to advise and support you through the simple 3-step process.