Select Cornwall, Cornwall's number 1 holiday letting agency. The story. How we work and Charges
Select Cornwall's founder has been involved within the self-catering accommodation industry since 1979 but has been in the Cottage letting industry since 1976.
We now offer property owners the chance to add a booking widget onto their website, and the exciting thing is we can make the booking commission REALLY low at just 4.75%, this means cheaper holidays for bookers and more profit for property owners or local agencies. Our low website comission of just 7.5% is also a huge draw for businesses and guests. These all include card transaction fees and tax!
Select Cornwall was first launched with its own website in 2006 and has gone from strength to strength since then. The secret to our success is simple, our attention to detail, providing guests with all the care they need and ensuring our clients get the best out of their Cornish properties. Honesty in our property descriptions and fair prices have kept one of the highest repeat custom rates of any holiday letting agency in Cornwall.
Guests, simply search using your dates and guest info to see the best process out there. Owners simply setup your account, add your properties and we'll share the new listing to our 1.2 million Facebook fans! Cornwall Holidays Direct Facebook group is a busy community where you can post your cancellations or deals, only for Select Cornwall. We have self-catering covered!
Our booking system offers the facility to book all types of self-catering in Cornwall. Holiday cottages, chalets, holiday lodges, holiday caravans, holiday homes and holiday apartments which are popular in all areas of Cornwall. We can work with Airbnb, as they charge 15% plus VAT, people ask if you can do an offer, a good way is to say yes we are on Select Cornwall. Happy customer and you get the booking without loosing profit.
We love feedback! Good or bad if you have any questions, advice or tips on our website or just want to say hello to our dedicated team, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply use our contact form.
We have two tiers for owner who want to join us: Sole letting agent and Multi letting.
1) Sole letting agent
If you want to use us as your only letting agent, the comission is just 3% plus an 8% booking fee, you also have the option for Select Cornwall to answer all questions regarding your accommodation, or you can answer questions yourself. We add your property to other plaforms and manage it all for you, for example Airbnb.
2) Multi letting
If we are part of your over all marketing and letting strategy and you have your accommodation on other bookings websites or your own website then the commission is a flat rate of 7.5% inc VAT per booking with no booking comission to the potential holidaymaker. The breakdown is around 4.9% per booking for Select Cornwall's marketing and 2.6% for card processing and admin. This enables us to guarantee to the booker that we are the cheapest online whilst not charging you over the odds.
3) Add a booking system to your website
Why? Firstly is fully synchronises with Select cornwall and all other websites you add our iCal feed to, blocking out booked dates automatically. Secondly and most importantly any booking made through your website is only 4.75%! which is nicreadable as in includes card processing fees, tax and our assistance if needed. If you have a major water leak and have a guest arriving, we will try our hardest to re locate using our vast network of properties!
Easy and great value.
Q) How much does it cost to join?
A) Nothing, it is free to join and add your accommodation.
Q) Can we see our bookings?
A) Yes you have an easy to use admin section of the website where you can see full booking history, earnings and future bookings.
Q) How do we know when we have a new booking?
A) We will email you and send you a text message the instant you've received a booking.
Q) Can I sync my calendars with other websites like AirBnb, Holidaylettings.co.uk etc?
A) Yes, we have an iCal feed, import and export so you dont have to visit our site if you get a booking elsewhere and vice versa.
Q) We haven't found a booking system that can really cope with the complex demands of self-catering holidays, how is Select Cornwall different?
A) Over the last couple of years we have made our very own bespoke self catering booking system which has all the flexibility you need to give discounts on not full properties, charge for extras and set your booking period and price.
Q) How do you differ from other Cornwall Holiday Letting Agencies?
A) We have over 1.5 million followers on Facebook and social media including the very popular Select Cornwall Facebook Page so our visitor numbers are high! We are the only website that offer multi property bookings, one large group have the choice of booking two smaller properties, near or next to each other all in one transaction. We have local knowledge and are here to help you! With our different tiers of joining us we are flexible for your needs.
Q) Can we let on our own website?
A) Yes, not only that we can add a booking widget to they can book using Select Cornwall's system but they won't know, and it'll only cost you 4.75% per booking including all fees!
Q) How do we join?
A) Simply click login at the top of our website then regester Or Click Here