Press and Media Page

Welcome to Sally’s Cottages’ Press and Media Page

Sally’s Cottages is one of the leading holiday cottage letting agencies in the Lake District and Cumbria. Family-run and with over 500 cottages across the region, we pride ourselves on our local connections, integrity and excellent customer service.

We have cottages in the Lake District, on the Solway Coast, in the North Pennines, and in the Yorkshire Dales, as well as across the rest of Cumbria.

Our cottages range from the romantic and bijoux to the large and luxurious, with everything in between. Sleeping up to 25 people, they suit all tastes, budgets and party sizes. Over 280 are pet-friendly.

We are thrilled to have won multiple awards over the years, including six consecutive wins at the renowned British Travel Awards.

Our Story

Sally Fielding of Sally's Cottages sits at a desk on top of BlencathraSally’s Cottages was set up in 2005 by Sally Fielding, who is still fully involved in the running of the business.

When a neighbour in Eskdale was having difficulties finding a long-term tenant for her property, Sally offered to rent the house if she could then sub-let it to holidaymakers to the area. Using her knowledge of web design, Sally marketed the property online and soon saw plenty of bookings coming in.

In the small, tight-knit community, word quickly spread and Sally was asked by other neighbours if she could do the same for their properties. It didn’t take long until she was so busy that she had to decide whether to give up her current job and start holiday letting full-time. She took the plunge and Sally’s Cottages was officially born in 2005, with Sally and her husband Rob working across all areas of the business.

Two years later, Sally’s Cottages became one of the first agencies to take online bookings, hiring their first member of staff in the same year.

Sally Fielding outside the Sally's Cottages office in KeswickIn 2010, they opened their first office in Keswick. The agency continued to grow, with a second office opening in Windermere village in 2019.

Now, Sally’s Cottages employs 23 local people and works with hundreds of freelancers who help clean and maintain the cottages. They have a strong connection wit the local community and continue to innovate and develop to ensure both guests and owners have the best experience of their holiday let.

Press Contact

We are very happy to help you with any press enquiries you may have. For more information on any of our properties or on Sally’s Cottages, to enquire about a press trip, request high-res images, or ask any other questions, please contact Kim on [email protected] or call 017687 80571.

Notable Stats

  • Number of cottages: Over 500
  • Number of staff: 23, plus freelancers
  • Social media following: Over 675,000 across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest
  • Number of bookings: 11,906 in 2019

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