Why let your holiday property through Durrants?
Durrants are the only holiday cottage company to have a high street presence in Southwold and as such we benefit from high footfall rates. Our window display features details of holiday properties and our exclusive prominent location means customers will pick up a copy of our brochure or call in to talk to a member of the team face-to-face.
Durrants are the original holiday cottage company for Southwold. We started in 1905 (as HA Adnams), a time when visitors would rent a self catering property for a season and bring butlers and maids with them in true Downton style. Our experience of offering holiday cottages benefits from over 100 years of trading history and a longstanding association with the area.
At Durrants we hold our owner's needs in very high regard. We understand that the property you let through us is also your holiday home and would never want to restrict your use or enjoyment of it. You want to book out a week during the summer months for your family? Of course you do! With Durrants there is no fixed hire contract with stipulations or caveats restricting owners use. We work for you.
We are a local company. We do not have centralised, national IT or marketing teams. When you pick up the phone to ask for help, advice or an update you know exactly who you’re talking to. Who better to market your property than local experts, right on Southwold’s bustling high street?
We believe in the quality of our properties and as such do not insist upon properties being inspected by external bodies at an additional cost to you. We will offer you expert advice to ensure your property is fully equipped to industry standard, give advice on how to improve your customers experience and offer honest advice if things need improving.
How will we market your property?
- In printed format: Your property will have a full page colour listing with photos in our annual brochure. With 5,000 copies currently printed and distributed via our prominent position on Southwold high street, as well as through the other Durrants offices across Norfolk and Suffolk and posted out for brochure requests. We also use a tourism specialist distribution agent to get the brochure in tourist hotspots like cafés, attractions and fish and chip shops. The brochure will also be distributed to Tourist Information Centres in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.
- Dedicated Website: A full page listing with description, map and photos at www.durrantsholidaycottages.co.uk. Experiencing 1,848 unique visitors per month, our website and fully comprehensive online booking system will allow customers to search, book and securely pay for their holiday property or beach hut 24/7.
- Social Media: Durrants take a multi-platform approach to marketing and engage with customers in a variety of ways. With a growing presence on Facebook and Twitter, Durrants are working hard to reach wide audiences and customer bases.
- Affiliated Marketing: Durrants is a member of The Suffolk Coast DMO and has a listing on their website. By using a single brand, they communicate a clear, consistent message, raising the profile of the Suffolk coast and attracting visitors. By being a member, Durrants benefits from the traffic to the Suffolk coast website (currently 350,000+ visits per year), as well as through social media channels (10,700+ Facebook likes and 4,800 Twitter followers).
If Durrants sound like the right choice for you and your holiday let please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be very happy to personally view the property and give you the benefit of our expert advice. Please call us on 01502 723292 or why not call in and see us?