We know what makes a good holiday

Why Let With Us?

Why choose ‘The Good Life’ to manage your property

We are a family owned agency based in Elterwater near Ambleside. Our team of highly experienced staff work closely with our cottage owners.

Being a boutique agency means we can provide a level of service that other larger agencies cannot match, we cater our service to your specific requirements. We get to know all our cottages intimately, not relying on computer screens and reference numbers. The same goes for our owners and guests. More than 60% of our guests rebook with us the following year.

We have a wealth of experience in the industry and can advise you on all aspects of Lake District cottage letting. From which property to buy, to getting it ready for the first guests to arrive.

The Good Life Cottage Company’s aim is to provide a high level of bookings combined with an equally high level of service to both our owners and guests. If you have an existing cottage we can help you achieve both a good return on investment, and provide peace of mind that the welfare of the cottage is taken care of.

If you are still searching for your dream property, we can help by offering advice from rental info to booking potential & reliable local tradespeople based on years of experience working in the South lakes area.

Both our owners and guests deal with our Elterwater based office, with staff on-hand who deal exclusively with cottages in the South Lakes area, we also have the benefit of a larger support team for marketing your cottage, taking bookings and technical/financial services.

Our office is open 9am – 5pm Mon-Sat, and our sales support team are available between 8am to 8pm. Sales support is also available from 11am until 3pm on Sundays. We know people often prefer to make a booking over the phone, once they’ve found their ideal property.

Once your property comes into our care, it will be added to our website and feature on our ‘home page’. A huge number of enquiries come from the internet, be that via our website, from other accommodation websites and portals and social networking via Facebook & Twitter.

Our website benefits from online booking, so 24/7 365 days a year customers can book your property.

As technology and the Internet change and advance, we evolve and change our marketing accordingly, keeping up to date with all mediums. A large part of our marketing is dedicated to SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). We’re continually improving our rankings for the major search terms i.e. Lake District Cottages, Lake District Self Catering etc.

We send out Email updates every month, keeping our customers up to date with our news and special offers, also updating them on what’s going on in the area. At other times of year we also send out offers and newsletter mail shots by Royal Mail.

New properties are added to our brochure immediately not printed on supplement pages, meaning your property will reach our customers quickly and maximise bookings.

Additionally, our Cancellation Scheme guarantees that owners are paid 100% of the value of a booking in the event the guest cancels their holiday, regardless of whether we are able to re-book the holiday.

If you’d be interested in considering us as your agents we would be happy to meet with you at your property to discuss your requirements or you may wish to visit us at our Elterwater office where you’d receive a warm welcome.

For more information please call our office on 015394 37417.

The Good Life Cottage Company is one of a small group of locally focused brands owned by The Original Cottage Company Limited, which is a family owned private limited company incorporated in England (registered number 06951692) with a registered address at Bank House, Market Place, Reepham, Norwich, NR10 4JJ. VAT No. 595 2110 44.