Get in touch about letting your property
We pride ourselves on being a people company, not just holiday letting agents. We may be new to the area but we're not new to the industry, with over 40 years of handpicking properties that reflect our high standards, the feedback left by happy guests who holiday with us year on year proving we're doing something right.
• Your own dedicated Property Manager
Mark knows Sussex and he knows the holiday letting industry so will hold your hand the whole way, supported by a team of in-house administration, marketing, financial and IT specialists.
• SEO and PPC campaigns tailored to letting your property
As an online agency, our in-house digital marketing team optimises our website for ease of use to let people find the right property as quickly as possible.
With a combination of paid marketing, social media, re-targeting and tailored email campaigns we can maximise your bookings and increase online visibility.
• Live control of your account
Log in to your owner account to see live availability, questionnaires, all your finances and amend any details whenever you like. You'll know what you're getting and when, because our holiday letting fees have no hidden costs.
‘I love this whole region; the blend of forest, hills and coast and the fact that around every corner there is a quaint village, a historic building, rolling landscape or a great pub. When I was young (and at heart I am still 7!) I loved Ashdown Forest, searching for the 100 acre wood and playing Pooh sticks off the much visited little bridge.’Mark Curtis - Property Manager
Local experts in Sussex and Kent
We call our Property Managers local experts because they know all there is to know about the current market, what works (and doesn't) and what you should look for when choosing an agent to market your property.
Mark lived a large part of his life in Sussex and Kent and has wonderful childhood memories of holidays spent exploring. And now he’s keen to introduce our large following of discerning guests to all that the south east has to offer, from quaint cottages hidden down leafy lanes to waterside apartments, or bijou abodes tucked behind the streets of Tunbridge Wells, he’s seeking out the best places to stay for short breaks and week long forays in the English countryside.
As a company we may be new to the area but we’re not new to the world of holiday letting, with over 40 years’ experience building our exclusive collection of exceptional homes that make great holidays. Classic Cottages are still a family-run holiday letting company to this day, growing from a few bespoke fisherman’s cottages in far west Cornwall, across the counties until we’ve reached your door.
'My Property Manager and her team helped me through the process, from guidance on the right sort of property to buy through to advice about what to provide in the cottage for incoming guests. They have been a great help and the whole team has been brilliant throughout.'
Owner of Yachtsman's Cottage, Lymington (3194)
Holiday let management in Sussex and Kent
Mark is based in our new office in Mayfield, a historic village nestling in the middle of the Wealden District, a convenient and accessible location for you to pop in and say hello. We’d love the chance to introduce ourselves in person and give a free appraisal or just answer any questions you have, whatever stage of the journey you’re at.
We’re small enough to provide you with a personal experience and local expertise, but big enough to have some clout in the online world so if you have a property you think might be suitable for holiday letting, or a pocket of land ripe for glamping, we’d be happy to advise with no obligation.
Classic Cottages is a holiday letting agency established in 1977, that remains a family run company to this day. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and the personal service that we provide property owners and guests alike.
Our marketing and IT teams are on the ball to maximize the online exposure of our portfolio of properties; from a rural cosy bolthole for two, to a dog friendly family property by the sea. We use professional photographers to ensure all properties are captured in their best light, showing off all their features without misleading guests - updated when needed at no additional cost. Our highly experienced administration and booking office teams ensure that everything runs smoothly and you receive your monthly payments on time, every time. You will have your own online account to oversee everything that happens, from live availability to booking info and finances.
Our website receives about 2.5 million visitors annually so if you decide that you would like us to market your holiday property it will be highly visible. We are a VisitEngland Quality Accredited Agency, which gives reassurance to both owners and guests that we maintain the highest standards.
Why choose Sussex or Kent for holiday letting
Holidays in Sussex and Kent mean making memories in an unspoilt corner of England, only a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of city life in London. Mark remembers,
'My Dad found a spot he called Echo Valley and we could hear our voices bouncing across the hills as we bellowed our names. But when we wanted the coast it was only a short drive to Brighton with its cosmopolitan feel and shopping in The Lanes, Eastbourne with its bandstand (which he loved) or Camber Sands with its golden beaches. Our office is close to Tunbridge Wells with its great dining, retail therapy and of course Jazz on the Pantiles. I still love a Sussex pub lunch by a roaring fire (but who doesn’t) after a long walk around Bewel Water or Cuckmere Haven.’
We’re looking for the best places to stay, from luxury apartments to grand manor houses and anything special in between, offering an ‘out of the box’ property management service tailored to your requirements. So if you think we’re on to something, bringing together the best properties and the highest level of service, then we look forward to working with you.
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Hints and tips for holidays in the area
Start celebrating Christmas now at one of these festive Christmas markets in Hampshire. Each one is an amazing winter wonderland offering local crafts and produce to add a little but of Hampshire to your celebrations.Things to do 3 months ago Kayleigh Hardy
With October half term and Halloween activities, a Hampshire holiday in October is set to be a busy one. There’s also a few weekend festivals in the county throughout the month. More than enough to keep everyone busy on your break.Things to do 5 months ago Kayleigh Hardy
August is here and school holidays mean one thing: time for summer fun. Whether you’re keen to squeeze in all the activities or prefer to take your break at a slower pace, you’ll find an event in Hampshire and the New Forest to whet your appetite this month.Things to do 8 months ago Kayleigh Hardy
It’s best to familiarise yourself with the dangers that come with swimming in the sea so that you can stay safe and happy - how to spot a rip current is important.Visitors' Book 10 months ago Lizzie H