Northumberland Cottages and Camper Van
We opened the door of our first cottage, Drakestone Cottage, to our first guests on Good Friday last year – Friday 14th April.
It has been a very busy but enjoyable year at Karen’s Kottages, adding a VW California camper van ‘Caly’ and another cottage, Stanegate Cottage, to our portfolio. Since we opened for business we have taken well over 100 bookings and welcomed many guests from all over the UK, and our camper van has visited some interesting places including Orkney! We have been delighted to read the excellent feedback left by our customers too.
Bookings for this year are doing well too, with over 30 taken so far. Some of these bookings are returning customers (where we offer a 5% loyalty discount) or friends of guests who have stayed with us before. We also have met with a few ex colleagues visiting us ‘up north’, which is great. We hope to welcome many more guests this year, especially first timers to Northumberland – it’s an unknown county for many and most guests are ‘blown away’ by it as there is so much to see and do so it’s no surprise the county wins so many awards!
As the business grows it’s impossible to do everything alone so we have employed some housekeeping help which we think will work out very well and enable us to grow the business further. We are already thinking about our third cottage…
We have been active on social media and have over 1,400 Facebook followers. We have joined Twitter and Instagram as well and the followers are growing here too. We have tried to support and promote local businesses and events – and appreciate those who have done the same for us.
Thank you to everyone who has booked with us, your business is appreciated. Tourism is the second most important industry for Northumberland so let’s hope visitors continue to travel and enjoy the area.