The Value of Holiday Property Management Services

Property management services are a central part of running a successful self-catering holiday cottage. Since 2010 Manor Cottages have provided property support for an increasing number of landlords, ensuring that homes are cleaned, laundered and presented carefully for guests in a way that you would expect from the Cotswolds’ leading agency. We’ve worked hard to learn and improve over the years and today we are the only Cotswolds’ specialist to offer such a service. 

Our services are provided by a long established and dedicated team based out of Burford and include: 

  • Preparing cottages for new guests
  • Inspecting cottages after bookings
  • Supporting guests during their visit should they have any problems or questions
  • Property maintenance and cleaning

Based in Burford, Manor Cottages have been letting cottages across the Cotswolds region for 25 years. In this time, we have delivered exceptional cottage management services surpassing expectations of both owners and guests.
The people are what take Manor from being great to outstanding, with a meticulous attention to detail, a friendly demeanour and a drive to consistently deliver a brilliant service.

What happens?

Initially we would be delighted to speak to you over the phone or email to discuss your property and your expectations. You can call us on 01993 223 416 or alternatively email If you do choose us, one of the Manor Cottages’ team will visit your cottage and assess it for letting potential, and explain relevant costs for running the property. Thereafter, we will bring the property ‘to life’ for you. We will look to ensure everything runs smoothly for you, including the property presentation for new bookings, the support required if something goes wrong during a customer’s stay and the ‘wrap up’ when a customer departs.

We’ll check maintenance issues and take necessary action as swiftly as we can. Out of season we’ll carry out winter checks and if the weather is of particular concern we’ll make an additional visit to the cottage, just to give you peace of mind that everything is ok. In summary, we’ll do all we can to treat the property as if it was our own.

One of our priorities is ensuring that the process runs as smoothly as possible for our clients so you can relax whilst we handle all the tricky business.

Property Cleaning and Servicing costs

At Manor Cottages we think this service should be available to any landlord and not something that you should be charged for heavily, we don’t charge you an inflated commission across the whole year on all bookings, we charge only for the time that we are active at a cottage, managing situations, cleaning and handling guest issues. 

What makes Manor Cottages Property Services different?

As well as providing the basic services as described, we also provide:

  • Seasonal ‘deep cleans’
  • Welcome trays for new guests (milk, biscuits, cake… the full works!)
  • Replenishing sundries and other essential supplies
  • All the knowledge of a local company but the expertise of a nationwide letting agents
  • Purchase of Christmas trees and decorations well as many other additional helpful services including administration for various services such as gardening, window cleaning and plenty more.

Supporting Owners

First and foremost, we are holiday letting agents working hard to promote your property to generate bookings. Thereafter, our aim is to ensure we support owners right through the entire letting process. We'll regularly visit your property and offer advice on running costs, home adjustments etc. Our aim is to make the process as straightforward, profitable and enjoyable as possible. Being based in Burford, in the heart of the Cotswolds, means we are always here for owners.

Earn a Reward!

Additionally, we offer a great incentive scheme for on boarding new owners. If you refer a new owner, then you can earn £300 just for recommending our services!

Find out more about letting your cottage with us here

Want to refer an owner or perhaps you'd like to sign up yourself? Call us on 01993 824 252 or email