Live the Good Life...with our tailored holiday letting service

Enjoy the best of both worlds, with our team of experts

Holiday letting with Good Life Lake District Cottages provides you with the best of both worlds: operating from two offices our team in Cumbria provide you with a great service and wealth of local knowledge, this is coupled with the expertise of our central team of specialists. We're owned by the family-run, national agency The Original Cottage Company.

100% of our owners would recommend working with us

Annual Homeowner Survey results, Nov 2018

Natalie Barker
Mary Foxcroft
Portfolio Manager
John Riley
Property Manager​​
Jess Sutcliffe
Office Manager
Leah Dacre
Property Assistant
Lynsey Tipping
Property Assistant


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Why holiday let with Good Life Lake District Cottages?

Our holiday letting service in the Lake District can be tailored to suit your needs, here are some reasons why you should let with Good Life Lake District Cottages:

Expert marketing

Leading digital marketing expertise & innovative activity such as virtual reality property tours.

Effective, targeted and exciting marketing activity featuring your individual property & free professional photography.

We list our properties on over 3,000 additional websites too - at no extra charge to our owners - including the following major brands:

Original Cottages
Trip Advisor
Love Cottages

It makes financial sense

We’ll visit your property (for free) to let you know how much you could earn.

Competitive commission rates, no sign-up or renewal fees (we only start making money when you do).

Attractive payment terms; we pay you as we receive funds from guests & we pay you in full for cancellations.

We're customer service led

Knowledgeable & friendly local team in Cumbria, plus a central team of experts.

Our holidaymakers come back year after year (which means more repeat customers for you).

Tailored property management services, arranged to suit you (we won’t try and sell you a package).

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Marketing your holiday property

Our goal is to bring you bookings - lots of bookings

Our aim is to help you maximise the revenue potential of your holiday property. The primary objective of all our marketing activity is to bring you bookings – lots and lots of bookings! We help maximise booking rates with our extensive and targeted marketing programme through our local activity in Cumbria, and nationally via The Original Cottages Family.


Our websites

Our websites are 'fully responsive’ which means they change to best fit the device on which they are being viewed. We invest in ‘pay per click’ advertising and continuously work on our ‘organic’ search engine performance on Google. We market properties on our national website; and our luxury website; 

Over 96,000 visitors to our own website each year

Affiliate websites

We pay to list your properties on a range of affiliate websites, both in the UK and elsewhere in the EU, casting the net further still. These include: Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Snaptrip, Holiday Lettings and HomeAway.

Advertising on 3,000 additional websites

Social media

We showcase holiday properties, special offers, local news and events through our social media accounts,  and actively engage with our followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube through our organic and paid social media activity.

Our social media following has grown by over 12% in the last year.


Campaign marketing

We regularly communicate with our customers with personalised, targeted emails and mailers. We feature properties, events and special offers, tailoring the content to our audience. In addition to this our online blog gives customers insider news and tips to make the most of the Lake District.

Over 260,000 marketing emails sent to our customer base every year


Taking advantage of the significant footfall we have passing our offices, we produce a full colour brochure updated annually, with high quality imagery of our beautiful holiday properties. This can also be requested online and we give it out to visitors at shows we attend and through local businesses too.

We distribute over 300 brochures per month from our doorstep alone!


We attend local, county and national shows, so people can meet us and find out about our holiday properties. We have high quality show displays, branded giveaways and run a 'win a holiday' competition to build our customer base and attract new holidaymakers to our properties.

Advertising & PR

We place carefully timed advertisements in local press and selected national magazines and papers. We work with PR specialists, journalists and high profile bloggers to gain our cottages as much coverage as possible. We also work closely with local tourism agencies and a number of UK and overseas affiliates.

Multiple relationships formed with national brands, for example Virgin Wines, John Lewis and Country Life Magazine

Our offices

Our offices, vehicle and sponsorships in Cumbria and the Lake District promote our brand and collection of holiday properties. We make the most of every opportunity to ensure holidaymakers, local businesses and visitors to events are directed to book our properties with ease.

Our high street office is perfectly positioned to advertise our holiday properties to passers-by.

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Maximising your income

Maximise your income with minimum inconvenience

Combining over 25 years holiday letting experience nationally with our local expertise in the Lake District and Cumbria we know how to maximise your income through holiday letting.


Competitive commission, including a reduced introductory rate


Individually researched price bands and optimised calendar


Bespoke marketing showcasing your property's unique features


Tailored property management, only pay for the service you want


High repeat booking percentage builds your customer base year after year


Get paid in full for cancelled bookings, regardless of the reason

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We're proud of the feedback we receive from our property owners, here's what they have to say:


Hacket Forge
"We are very pleased with the way the Good Life Lake District Cottage Company manage our cottage. The team are friendly, competent and professional and deal with any issues as they arise in an efficient and courteous manner. The marketing seems excellent as we have a constant stream of bookings and their administration is very efficient in providing us with timely statements and income payments. We would highly recommend them.”

- Mr and Mrs Orrell, Hacket Forge & Brathay Loft in Little Langdale.

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Additional benefits for our homeowners

10% Original Cottages discount
10% Original Cottages discount

As we are part of the Original Cottages group, our homeowners enjoy a 10% discount off their own holidays.

With over 5,000 Original Cottages properties to choose from, you too could enjoy exploring the UK for less. 

Partner discounts
Exclusive discounts from our partners

We love loyal customers. To say thank you for choosing us, we’ve teamed up with a range of local and national companies to ensure that you are rewarded with some seriously great offers and discounts.

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