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Tourism boom in Derbyshire

PUBLISHED: 17:26 10 April 2014 | UPDATED: 11:14 15 May 2015

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Promotional feature: Holidaycottages.co.uk expand their Derbyshire portfolio

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Those who live in Derbyshire are well aware of its virtues; in fact, Derby was recently named one of the top three happiest cities in the UK. The county, often referred to as the gateway to the Peak District National Park, hasn’t slipped the attention of tourists either.

The Peak District alone welcomes over 8 million visitors a year, spending a combined total of around £356 million. The rural landscapes are a major draw for tourists, looking to enjoy some fresh air and the unspoilt beauty. It appeals to a wide range of people, with interests varying from walking and horse riding to more extreme pursuits such as caving and white water rafting.

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James Morris, Managing Director of independent self-catering cottage agency Holidaycottages.co.uk, explains why the company are keen to broaden their portfolio in the area: “The future of tourism in Derbyshire is looking extremely positive and with large numbers of tourists comes an increased demand for quality accommodation. We’re looking forward to partnering with Derbyshire holiday cottage owners to meet this demand”.

Showcasing a successful portfolio of over 1,800 properties across the whole of the UK, and with over 35 years’ experience, the company have built up a respected name for themselves within the tourism industry. They have a team of over 90 staff, including Regional Managers dotted across the country, ensuring that customers and owners receive a personal service from people who really know the area.

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Debbie Mckenzie, Reservations Consultant said: “We are all delighted to have received a Gold Trusted Merchant Award from independent review company, Feefo, with a fantastic overall rating of 98% for customer service. We are often asked for by name, and our friendly and professional approach has helped us to build up an extensive base of returning customers. 180,000 people booked their holiday through us in 2013.”

The company are confident in the future of tourism in Derbyshire and are looking forward to offering customers a selection of high standard self-catering properties.

If you’re an owner of a holiday cottage in Derbyshire, you’ll know that the key to success is ensuring potential guests know about it.

With over 4 million visits to their website last year, a successful, wide-reaching television campaign and a whole team of marketing experts, property managers and reservations consultants behind them, Holidaycottages.co.uk are well-placed to maximise the potential of your property.

Rebekka Westwood, Property Manager said: “We understand that, for owners, letting a property that they have put so much time and effort into can be a stressful experience. We aim to work closely with owners to remove the hassle, and deal quickly and professionally with any queries they may have.”

As a cottage owner you will be partnered with a dedicated property manager who will carry out inspections and ensure that your property is marketed to its full potential. Besides professional photography to advertise your cottage, you’ll also receive payment in advance for reservations and 24/7 access to a bespoke online owner account.

Holidaycottages.co.uk are looking to welcome holiday property owners from all over Derbyshire, from tranquil, rural locations, to cottages in towns and villages with easy access to the National Park and attractions. If you’d like to find out more, call one of their friendly property team on 01237 426 761.

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