Owners Direct bookings add 12% to your holiday cost

Our cottage is also listed on the Owners Direct (OD) website. If you have arrived here from the OD website please read the caution below....


Please DO NOT use the Owners Direct website to place a booking, it will add 12% to the cost of your holiday as a 'booking fee'. Simply email us directly using the CONTACT tab above.


We do not take automated 'book now' requests from the Owners Direct site unless you tell us you knowingly wish to add 12% to your holiday cost. Most of our guests using the otherwise excellent Owners Direct referral site are totally unaware of this. The fee is an unfortunate development that has occurred since OD was acquired by HomeAway Inc. - a subsidiary of the Expedia corporation. 


Any correspondence with us generated through the Owners Direct site will filter out phone numbers and email addresses in a move to prevent you corresponding with us directly and so avoiding a fee unilaterally added since the acquisition. We ourselves continue to pay Owners Direct / HomeAway the same annual fee for a listing on their website as part of our property advertising.


We do hope you will understand that our position on this is entirely to protect your best interests and avoid the cost of your holiday being inflated.