Bookings soar for Punch Tree Lodge

Punch Tree Lodge is a unique holiday home located in the grounds of the former Maudslie Castle in South Lanarkshire. Owner Joanne was new to vacation rentals. She was looking for an ‘all-in one’ solution that would get her up and running on multiple booking sites, manage her calendars and deal with all bookings.   

Read the latest TravelNest customer case study, and discover how we’re helping owners like Joanne rank on page one of top booking sites, and achieve success!

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Watch the case study video and discover how TravelNest has helped bookings soar for Punch Tree Lodge thanks to a winning combination of global exposure and high-performing listings.

About Punch Tree Lodge

  • Punch Tree Lodge is situated in the historic grounds of the former Maudslie Castle, near Carluke in the heart of the South Lanarkshire countryside. 

  • Owner Joanne moved to the area in 2019 and completed a full renovation of the lodge, creating a unique and luxurious holiday rental experience. 

  • The open-plan lodge sleeps two and is perfect for couples – it’s secluded and quiet with a patio, wood-burning stove, fully fitted kitchenette and luxury bathroom.

  • Guests can explore over five acres of beautiful gardens, fir woodlands and redwood sequoia groves. 
Punch Tree Lodge Exterior

Our friends advertise their holiday property with TravelNest and have had great success. They recommended that we try TravelNest too. As we hadn't run a holiday let before, we were quite anxious and didn't know where to start. We gave it a go and very quickly realised that joining TravelNest was definitely the right thing to do.

Punch Tree Lodge Interior

The challenges

With no prior experience as a vacation rental host, owner Joanne was keen to get things right, and make a success of Punch Tree Lodge from the start. Joanne was concerned about where bookings would come from, and the admin involved in setting up listings and dealing with bookings herself. 

TravelNest impressed with a unique combination of listing automation and listing optimisation expertise. Not only was Joanne up and running on 30+ global booking sites in just a few days, the listings for Punch Tree Lodge were fully optimised to outperform the competition and attract bookings.


Since we signed up with TravelNest, our bookings have really rocketed. We’ve had people coming to stay from all over the UK, and my phone is constantly pinging with new bookings, which is music to my ears! We really haven’t looked back. 


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Joanne from Punch Tree Lodge
TravelNest calendar with partner channel bookings

TravelNest takes care of everything

Listings for 30+ booking sites in one place

TravelNest advertises Punch Tree Lodge on Airbnb,, Expedia, Vrbo, and Tripadvisor, as well as on multiple additional booking sites such as HolidayLettings,, and Atraevo. All these listings are effortlessly managed within Joanne’s TravelNest account. 

Ranking on page one 

Joanne has made great use of TravelNest’s listing optimisation expertise to create high-performing listings for Punch Tree Lodge which rank on page one of Airbnb, and many more top sites. She also uses TravelNest’s Property Score feature to understand where her listing could be even better!

A super responsive team

The TravelNest team are on hand to advise and support Joanne at every step. As she was new to vacation rentals, this has been invaluable. Our dedicated owner support team help Joanne with any queries about her account, and our bookings team keep her updated about new bookings.   

The best thing about TravelNest is the team. I genuinely feel they are passionate about my business, and the vacation rentals industry. They really care about my guests and provide great customer care - they give my guests the best service.
Joanne from Punch Tree Lodge
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