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Improving visibility
at Chypons Farm

With a background in marketing and property management, Chypons Farm owner Julian recognised that exposure on top sites like TripAdvisor, Booking.com, HomeAway, and Expedia was critical for the continued success of the business. 

Find out how TravelNest has helped Julian achieve better visibility for his cottages on key booking sites, whilst saving time and getting more bookings. 

About Chypons Farm

  • Chypons Farm is a collection of four luxury self-catering holiday cottages and a B&B suite in a picturesque courtyard setting just outside St Ives in Cornwall.
  • The business is owned and run by Julian and his wife Kate, with help from their housekeeping team. 
  • Julian and Kate have been running Chypons Farm since 2012 and they joined TravelNest in September 2017.

Typical guests at Chypons Farm

Thanks to its idyllic location, Chypons Farm appeals to a broad spectrum of holidaymakers - from couples seeking a romantic getaway to families and larger groups looking for somewhere they can stay together. Farm Cottage, the largest property, sleeps six, whilst Waterside Cottage sleeps four and Barn Cottage three. The additional B&B suite sleeps two and is perfect for couples. Chypons welcomes guests from all over the world, and in particular from Germany. Rosamunde Pilcher, a well-known German author of The Shell Seekers, was born in the local area. 

During the summer holidays, families with children make up the majority of bookings. However, during the shoulder months between high and low season, the guest demographic at Chypons changes. Bookings from couples aged 40+ become more prevalent - these really help to boost longevity in occupancy across the year.  

Why TravelNest?

With a background in marketing and holiday property management, Julian was acutely aware of how the holiday lets marketplace was evolving, and the increasing dominance of big booking sites like Airbnb, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor.

We needed a presence on the big online travel agency sites, but I had a fear of all that integration, of all the time and effort needed to input our data. I needed help and TravelNest stood out as something that could take away all that pain for me.
JulianChypons Farm

Product features that make life easier

Julian was looking for a hassle-free, reliable way to manage his holiday lets across different booking websites. After researching the options available, he turned to TravelNest. Features like the property creation flow, the single property profile and single calendar were a good fit for his needs and would help simplify the running of the business. The calendar integration ensures double bookings are avoided, and the single property profile ensures that information about each property is stored in one place and is consistent across all selected booking websites. 

"Working with OTAs brings lots of challenges - sorting out calendars, pictures and copy. All I did was give TravelNest details of my cottages, sit back and wait for the cheque!"

Julian - Chypons Farm

More time to focus on guests

Together, Julian and Kate have many years of experience in managing successful holiday lets and understand the importance of the guest experience. Working with TravelNest means that Julian has more time to focus on creating a memorable guest experience.  

From ensuring the cottages are spotlessly clean, suggesting great places to visit (especially those hidden gems that are off the beaten track), giving suggestions for local restaurants, and creating a host of special touches in the properties such as cream teas on arrival and a variety of local produce such as jam, clotted cream, and milk, every guest gets the most from the stay.

TravelNest will be your interpreter, they are working on the same side as you. They want bookings to go ahead as much as you do and want you, the owner, to be happy.
JulianChypons Farm

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