Isle of Man holiday cottage company Island Escapes has secured a five-year contract to provide management and marketing services for holiday accommodation owned by Manx National Heritage.
Manx National Heritage currently has three self-catering holiday properties; a hostel style bunkhouse on the Calf of Man, Yn Thie Thooit, a luxury thatched cottage in the north of the Island and a lovingly refurbished farmhouse on the west coast at Eary Cushlin.
Island Escapes is a holiday lettings agency that provides its property owners with a full service from initial marketing, advertising and administration to looking after the cleaning and maintenance of the properties and providing high standards of service for their guests. Island Escapes has invested in cutting-edge software to manage the administration and marketing of properties, taking charge of everything for homeowners and removing what can sometimes be a significant burden for them. As a UNESCO Biosphere partner, Island Escapes is also committed, through a number of initiatives, to supporting sustainable tourism.
The new partnership comes at a time when Manx National Heritage is looking to further develop its holiday accommodation offer on the Island. Working with Island Escapes will ensure this expansion is fully-supported by first-rate management services.
Director of Island Escapes John Keggin said,
“We always aim to provide a bespoke service for all our owners, and this partnership is no different; we are delighted to be supporting Manx National Heritage with caring for their unique properties and look forward to providing an excellent service for the guests that choose to stay in them”.
Director of Manx National Heritage Edmund Southworth said,
“As we look to expand our small portfolio of holiday cottages, we are pleased to have secured the back-up of an established and professional, Island-based agency with a strong track record
in this business.”
“Manx National Heritage is a charity that receives some of its funding from the Isle of Man Government and also raises its own income through trading operations and fundraising. Several of our properties are not suitable to be operated as museums or visitor attractions so using them as holiday lets enables them to be brought into sustainable use, provides some income for reinvestment in our estate and services and helps to support the Island’s growing visitor economy”.
Image – Eary Cushlin in the Night Sky