About Coquet Cottages

Letting your Cottage

About us and where it all started

Coquet Cottages are the leading independent agent for luxury holiday homes in the most popular tourism areas of Northumberland. Over the last 24 years we have grown from just 1 privately owned holiday cottage in pretty Warkworth village, to over 130 luxury, hand-picked holiday homes stretching from Amble by the Sea to north-Bamburgh, over to Rothbury, Harbottle and historic Corbridge.

Starting in 1997, our small holiday cottage on the Coquet riverbank in Warkworth quickly grew to 6 holiday homes in the village and with it, Coquet Cottages was born. We saw a gap in the market for luxury, 5* hotel-standard self-catering accommodation in Northumberland, which was proving difficult to find – even more so with a dog! So setting out with our ethos of ‘5 star luxury dog-friendly accommodation in Northumberland’, we quickly realised that this niche sector was in very high demand.

We seek to market only the very best standard of accommodation in Northumberland, which is why all of our properties are graded officially 4-5* by Visit England, so we can ensure every property has recognition of their high standards and is maintained to an excellent level.

Do you own a holiday property?

Have you recently invested in a beautiful property in Northumberland or perhaps you have a property you already rent out and you’re looking to receive a better service and return?

We’d love to see how we can help you make the most of your investment whilst enjoying holidays at your beautiful ‘home-away-from-home’.

Are you seeking more support and guidance from your booking agent?

Our small, local team are very knowledgeable and passionate about Northumberland. We extend these passions to your property, getting to know every inch so that we can provide a concierge-style service to guests from the moment they enquire with us.

We directly own a handful of properties within our portfolio, which means we can bring the benefit of experience to you in running your holiday property, from advice on linen and towels to recommendations on local trades and services. Whether you’ve just bought your first investment or whether you’ve been running your holiday property for 20 years, the industry is changing and adapting rapidly, and we seek to support you in every step along the way to make your investment work best for you.

Working personally with you

Our client service team will also get to know you and what you seek from your property and will be on hand for any advice or guidance that you may have. With us being a small and local team, we’re able to work personally with you, getting to know your property and interests so we can work to the best of our ability.

Our office is open 7 days a week as is our beautiful shop in the centre of Warkworth village, meaning our friendly local team are able to guide and assist you with any queries you may have along the way.

A Little Fact For You…

Our average occupancy from 1st October 2016 to 30th September 2017 across all of our gorgeous holiday homes was 73.19%. The average percentage across Northumberland was 56.9%.*
*Statistics taken from Visit Northumberland 

Quality Assurance and Marketing

We have a particular demand for one bedroom cottages and larger cottages (4+ bedrooms) in good locations. Our area covers the whole of Northumberland.

All our cottages are independent assessed for a quality grading by VisitEngland. If your property doesn’t currently don’t have a quality grading, we will help you to achieve it at minimal cost via our Visit England Agency Scheme.

In addition to an industry standard quality grading, just as importantly for us is the commitment of our owners to the highest standards of quality and customer care, we prefer to work with owners who have a professional and friendly approach and enjoy not only taking pride in achieving high standards of presentation and cleanliness in their properties but also enjoy providing those special little touches that make a holiday extra special and memorable.

We have a carefully planned marketing and advertising strategy, which combined with our extensive knowledge of the market and ability to nurture our client base, enables us to maximise the potential of your property to provide a good return on your investment.  Taking a look at the level of our bookings on our availability calendars will show you how successful we are.

We can start marketing your property within 48 hours of you joining us if required.

Call Stephanie on 01665 710 700 anytime for an informal discussion on how we can help you make a success of your holiday property.  Alternatively, email us with photographs and details of your property and your contact details and we will call you back to discuss how we can help you.

 

Thinking of investing or looking to better your investment potential?

If you are thinking of buying a holiday property, we can provide advice on the most lucrative areas to invest in, the facilities and features guests are looking for, the most popular styles and layouts, the minimum standards expected in a self-catering property and what our guests are looking to get out of their holiday. Once you have joined our portfolio, we’re able to offer practical advice on housekeeping and maintenance, as maintaining high standards is key to your success.

At any one time there is usually at least one of the properties in our collection available for sale. All of our properties have excellent track records with consistently high booking levels year on year. The major benefit of buying an established holiday home is that, once purchased, it’s ready just to continue letting and enjoying the income with no effort or further capital expenditure necessary – simply the commitment to maintaining the high standards already in place.

Contact us to enquire about letting with us, or about cottages that may be available via email or call our Client Services Director, Stephanie on 01665 710 700. We usually allow around 20-30 minutes for preliminary phone calls to offer advice for purchasing or investing further in a holiday home you currently own.

Please be aware that due to a high volume of enquiries at the moment, we may take up to 48 hours to get back to you. We are very much looking forward to chatting with you to see how we are able to help.

Contact us to find out more

Call Stephanie on 01665 710 700 for an informal discussion at any time, or email us at info@coquetcottages.co.uk with your enquiry.

If you already own a property, please provide the address, some photographs and a description of your property so we’re able to give you some much more accurate feedback/

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Some of our luxury holiday cottages

Bamburgh Area

Curlew Cottage at Bamburgh

Sleeps: 2 No Pets
Alnmouth

Lavender House in Alnmouth

Sleeps: 6 2 Dogs
Alnwick Town

Earl's Cottage in Alnwick

Sleeps: 4 2 Dogs
View all our Cottages