Marketing and Managed Service

Our Marketing and Managed Service service encompasses everything we include in our Marketing service, but very much takes all the work and hassle away from you and allows you to relax in the knowledge that not only will Rural Retreats get the best occupancy rate for your property, but we will also take care of everything else on your behalf. This includes checking and making your property ready for incoming guests and responding to any issues they may have during their stay. Effectively we become your eyes and ears in the UK and are here to respond to guest feedback, recruit tradespeople when you need them, order replacement appliances if required and ensure that everything runs smoothly in terms of the changeover, gardening and fuel top-ups. We even check your property fortnightly to meet the requirements of your home insurance cover.

For a small quarterly charge, we are therefore able to offer a wide range of additional services to support both you and your guests, thereby maximising their enjoyment of your holiday home and delivering an exceptional service to you at the same time so you can relax in the knowledge that we have everything in hand.

  • Full guest liaison and mediation on your behalf.
  • Recruit and manage your housekeeper and monitor housekeeping sundries on your behalf.
  • Manage all maintenance and any additional services including:
    • Gardening
    • Window cleaning
    • Health and Safety Compliance (fire risk assessment, PAT tests, Aga and boiler annual services), testing of smoke/carbon monoxide alarms, the changing of batteries
    • Replacement and/or repair of existing appliances and ordering/taking delivery of new appliances as and when the need arises and commissioning an annual chimney sweep
    • Emergency works and general maintenance
  • Loan and deliver emergency equipment to guests if something does go wrong.
  • Meet your guests at your property, if and when required to resolve any issues.
  • Use either your recommended tradespeople or our trusted tradespeople to maintain your property for holiday letting.
  • Agree an emergency budget with you upfront.
  • Provide an annual peace-of-mind maintenance report for each property including an inventory check, helping you to replenish stock if and when required.
  • Source quality towels and linens on your behalf at wholesale prices, if required.
  • Recommend local services: for example, local restaurants, private chefs, babysitters, dog walkers, taxi companies for you to use, when you are staying in your property.
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost per year?

For both the Marketing and Marketing and Managed service, we charge a commission on the total rental income for each period your property is let by us (less the Base Fee). The Marketing and Managed service also has an additional annual fee. For more information, please get in touch with our team.

Do I have to deal with holiday enquiries?

No. All enquiries will be handled by our bookings team, who convert them into firm bookings, take deposits and work with guests directly in the run-up to their holiday.

Why should I market with Rural Retreats?

As well as fantastic knowledge of the local areas and years of experience, marketing with Rural Retreats means your property will be reach a huge audience – all of whom are potential guests. Using our popular website, affiliates, portals, printed press and advertising, we’ll get your holiday home exactly where it needs to be, and then continue to help once the bookings start arriving.

Can I list my property elsewhere?

We can work in tandem with another letting agency for no extra charge.

What happens if my property gets damaged?

We operate a damage waiver scheme to deal with and reimburse you for minor damage, up to an amount determined by the size of your property. More information is available in the lettings guide or from your New Business Manager.


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