The benefits of booking your holiday direct with the owner

Why book direct?

I’m the joint owner of Baker’s Cottage along with my husband, Peter. We’ve been letting the cottage to holidaymakers since 2004 and know both the house and the local area very well. If there’s anything you want to know about staying at Baker’s Cottage speak to me on the phone, send me a text or email me. Then, if you go ahead and book, I’ll handle your booking from start to finish so you’ll just have one point of contact throughout the whole process.

We advertise Baker’s Cottage on the big travel web sites Airbnb, TripAdvisor and Holiday Lettings and you can book through them if you prefer. We pay them commission and they handle your payment. Before your booking is confirmed, all communication goes through their sites. Remember that they also charge you additional booking fees over and above our base prices so booking direct with me will always work out better value for the same dates.

I don’t add any extra charges – no card processing fees, booking fees or any other unexpected extras. The price I quote you will be the price you pay.

Not only that, but I also don’t release all our available dates to the big sites so you’ll find more choice of holiday dates on our own web site, particularly if you’re looking for dates more than 3 months away.

In a nutshell – the benefits of booking direct:

  • Direct communication with the same person from start to finish.
  • Communicate in the way that suits you best – by phone, text, Whatsapp, email or post.
  • You can pick my brains with any questions you have about visiting the Chester area, if I don’t know the answer I’ll know where to find it.
  • You’ll save over 12% on big listing site prices for the same dates.
  • You won’t pay any added booking fees, card processing fees or find any unexpected extra charges.
  • You’ll have the widest choice of available dates.

Booking with confidence

I understand that people occasionally have concerns about booking holiday accommodation directly with property owners so please feel free to call me, Jo, to discuss any questions that you might have on 07966 372839.

In fact, before you make a booking, I recommend that you always give me a quick phone call or send a text to check that you have my correct contact details.

For UK guests I’ll send you a booking form by post (except for short notice bookings). This means that we can verify each other’s bricks and mortar addresses. In fact, since 2014, UK Consumer Contracts Regulations require us to provide customers with our geographical location. So when we exchange booking information by post you can be sure of our address.

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Photo: Jo and Peter Cunningham

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