Increased Sales, Decreased Costs, Decreased Stress

Whether you have a second home, or an investment property, we will take care of your property as passionately as we take care of our own.  Rest assured that not only will we increase your return, we will make sure your experience is hassle free.

After being disillusioned by the service we were receiving from the large agencies, we set up Brathay Cottages, our own agency by Owners, for Owners.

24/7 Guest Support

From the initial enquiry through to check in and departure, there is always someone on hand to answer any queries your guests may have. We also offer 24 hour check in and emergency support.

Clear and Simple Costs

15% commission (+VAT)
Laundry and Cleaning at cost
No handling fees
Clear and Simple contracts

High Quality Cleaning, Linen and Toiletries

Your home will have professionally laundered, hotel quality linen and luxury toiletries and will be cleaned by our team of hardworking and reliable cleaners. In addition, your home will be double checked by our Property Inspection Team before each guest arrives.

Unlimited Owner Bookings

Unlimited owner bookings!  This is your property and you should be able to use it whenever you want, come rain or shine!

Owner Portal

You will have access to a secure site which shows you all your latest bookings, occupancy statistics, upcoming guests and other important information.  We also believe it is important that there is no limit on owner bookings.

Price & Listing Optimisation

Your dedicated owner managers are constantly in touch with the market, to ensure that you get the highest possible sales for your property.  We sell your property across various platforms including, Airbnb and our own website.

Independent & Local

We are a passionate local team who live and work in The Lake District, and we are not owned by a national agency.

Management & Maintenance

Our inhouse maintenance team will sort out any small issues that might arise with your home.  Our team will also manage your annual safety inspections, fire assessments etc so that you are legally compliant, and this is all included in our commission rate.

Owner Guarantee

We pride ourselves on our openness, as well as the excellent service that we provide both our owners and guests.  If you are not happy, you can just walk away. Our contracts have no tie-ins.

Let's Talk Numbers

We are extremely successful at increasing the number of weeks booked and overall turnover.  Here are a few examples of the sales increase in the first year of management. 

Not only have we increased the sales, but we have also decreased commission costs, maintenance and management costs, and eliminated hidden fees that are all too common in our industry.


  • Ambleside 5 Bedroom Cottage:
    Increased Sales from £58,000 to £80,600 (nearly 40% increase in sales)
  • Ambleside 3 Bedroom Cottage:
    Increased Sales from £21,000 to £30,500 (45% increase in sales)
  • Skelwith Bridge 3 Bedroom Cottage:
    Increased Sales from £31,500 to £57,750 (83% increase in sales)

What Our Owners Say

“You look after me as well as my property. Thank you for an amazing year!”


“I had so many issues before moving to Brathay Cottages.  Now everything runs smoothly, the team know me personally and answer any queries quickly”


“I am delighted with BC. The team are super friendly and efficient, I feel I know where I am with my costs, and I have loads more bookings. What’s not to like?”