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Introduction to for Owners

If you own a holiday property in the UK or Ireland we'd like you to add it to We will explain why in some detail later on this page, but here are several reasons to add your self-catering property or holiday cottage to
  • - Add credibility to your marketing with impartial, third party testimonials.
  • - Give thousands of holidaymakers critical information about your property when they are looking for their next holiday home.
  • - Receive 'New Review' notifications instantly.
  • - Add your own comments to any review.
  • - Include your contact details, a link to your own website and additional information about your property.
  • - Be in control of your listing - you may get listed anyway by a reviewer.
  • - is totally FREE.
More about and why you should consider adding your property:

Introduction is the UK and Ireland's only independent self-catering and holiday cottage review website. Reviews are left by holidaymakers. The site is free to use for both holidaymakers and property owners.
The site was launched in Jan 2009 and there are already thousands of properties either listed or waiting to be added. Holidaymakers can add a review to a property if it is already listed or they can add a property (in a simple format) themselves before adding a review. Reviews are checked by an editor before they are approved and put live on the site.

Why add your own property to
If an owner or their agent adds a property to, they are able to add considerably more detail about the property than a reviewer can, they can also add contact details and a web link. More importantly, if you have added your own property, you will be notified if a new review is added and you will also be able to login and post a reply to any review should you want to.
If your property has already been added by a reviewer, you can still add your property. When our editors check out your submission, our system will let them know that the property is already listed. Once we have established that you are in fact responsible for the property, we will move any reviews over to your listing and delete the old page. A good example of a property added by the owner is Mazzard Farm.

The commercial benefits of being included on
Owners tell us that there are clear benefits to being included on MyCottageHoliday. In fact, they encourage all their visitors to add reviews to our site. Why? Because smart owners know that impartial reviews from holidaymakers on an independent site are the best testimonial they can get. There is no better advertisement for your holiday cottage than a glowing review. Imagine if someone is considering booking your property and they read positive reviews on - it is likely to result in more bookings.
There are other benefits for owners who register with us. Clearly you will want to know if someone adds a review of your property. And you'd appreciate a 'right to reply' should you feel the need. Rest assured, we read all reviews and, whilst we can't stop criticism, we do ensure that reviews are reasonable. And you can be assured that if a reviewer has been unreasonable, we will listen to your comments and take any action necessary.
There is also an option for owners to add reviews from their visitors' book, letters or emails received from past guests. These are useful for potential visitors until you start to generate impartial views from

People are finding their next holiday cottage on is rapidly becoming the first point of reference for holidaymakers choosing a UK holiday cottage. As more and more reviews are added, it seems that holidaymakers are not just looking to for reassuring reviews, it is becoming their first port of when they are thinking of booking a UK self-catering holiday. You need to be here. is genuinely free
We want holidaymakers to feel that they can add reviews when ever they like and we want owners to add their properties and encourage visitors to leave reviews. That's why adding a listing for your property is free. In the future we will be adding extra services that will attract a charge but we do not anticipate ever charging users or owners for adding their views or properties to the site.

"People could leave negative comments - I might be asking for trouble"
We have heard owners say this - and of course we simply can't agree with them. If someone wants to spread bad news about your property online they can do it anywhere - in fact they can do it everywhere. Not just on review sites but on message boards, blogs, newspaper sites and on and on. And more than that, in almost all cases there will be no one checking the comments, no one asking for your point of view and no one letting you know about it.
On our editors read every review before it goes live. If a review is less than glowing we'll check with the owner (if we know who the owner is) to get their side of the story - after all, we want to give our users the best and most accurate information. We also check the internet to see if we can find similar comments posted on other sites - we look for anything that makes the comments look more like a vendetta than a review. Even if a comment is critical but fair, you'll know about it and on MyCottageHoliday you have the right to reply.
So might people leave negative comments? Maybe. Will you be asking for trouble? Not if those comments are submitted to

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER - PLEASE READ - All reviews are posted by third parties. As such they do not represent the views of My Cottage Holiday Limited nor should they be taken as a recommendation by My Cottage Holiday Limited of any property. ALL reviews are the opinions of other users and may not be accurate. They do not represent the views of MyCottageHoliday or its employees. We accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided on the site. The reviews and property descriptions are provided by members of the public to help you choose a holiday cottage but you should personally check ALL details with the property owner or their agent before making a booking.

My Cottage Holiday Ltd, Home Farm Cottage, Knowle, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2LY, Company No. 09974415,