Join The Premier Cottages Cooperative and improve your business.........
Premier Cottages is very different to any agency or listing site. We do not take a commission or dictate your pricing. Everything you earn is yours for just one annual fee which will put you in charge of your Premier Cottage listing on our website and give you much sought-after coverage in our glossy brochure.
As a membership cooperative, we will work with you to improve your business. We offer support, advice, a regional member network and up to date self-catering news. We will also keep you well informed regarding legal matters, promote your business to our vast guest database and offer you the best possible PR for your property.
If you are interested in joining Premier Cottages, please email us at email@example.com and we will send you an application form.
Should you have any questions about membership please call Jacqui Davies, our Recruitment Director and owner of Clydey Cottages Pembrokeshire on 0845 073 9420.
The Finest Collection of Self Catering Cottages in the UK and Ireland
Premier Cottages’ members have won most of the national 'Visit England Awards for Excellence in Tourism' top awards the Self Catering category every year since 2007. Our members have won 17 out of the 21 total Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the last 7 years. In addition, our members have won National awards every year in the Sustainable and Accessible Tourism categories.
'What Premier Cottages can do for you…..
As professional self-caterers, our members want to retain control of their business model and pricing, while taking advantage of the marketing power of a bigger group. Premier Cottages has one of the largest databases of any self-catering business, with nearly 200,000 customer records of past guests (bigger than the vast majority of tourist boards). This is always expanding from our annual member data sharing and various other campaigns run through the year.
We send our brochure to all guests who have stayed with a member in the last 2 years. All customers are marketed to in our email campaigns and with the progression of our data we can target people based on preferences and demographic, and offer alternatives such as a choice between paper or electronic brochures.
We have a well-developed digital marketing programme which includes content development for the website and blog, an ongoing SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) programme to ensure our website has high organic ranking on Google, and strong social media platforms (our Facebook has the highest followers per cottage of stock in the sector)
Premier has a dedicated PR department which creates plenty of opportunities to gain media coverage for members. Our PR has good relationships with the national Travel Editors of the major newspapers and magazines, and we secure on average about 40 press mentions a month.
Premier has full foreign language websites in German, French and Dutch, giving us direct access to the European markets.
The co-operative nature of our business means that members are willing to help one another to obtain bookings and are there to give advice.
Regional meetings and the AGM give members a fantastic platform for sharing information with fellow members, and having their say in the running of Premier.
Members are kept informed on matters within the industry and relevant legislation changes through monthly newsletters.
Along with other industry bodies such as EASCO, Premier Cottages campaigns on behalf of members to prevent unfavourable legislation.