Partner up with us..We are home-owners too
The team at the Big House Co possess many years’ of experience in hospitality and pride themselves on the level of service provided and their great attention to detail.
The business was founded in 1996 by Ben and Victoria Fox who were subsequently joined by Peter and Caroline Insall in 2002. Together they own two and manage three properties and have been successfully representing other like-minded owners since 1998. There are currently 15 houses offered on our website.
Our aim is to enhance a client’s stay with great service; great local food; luxury five star surroundings; and fun activities around the grounds at our large houses. The Big House Co aims to offer an individual service leaving guests with fantastic and long lasting memories to treasure.
We are a small team dedicated to the enjoyment of our clients (both home owners and guests). We deliver a very bespoke and proactive service to Home Owners and our guests which includes answering queries promptly, making great suggestions to enhance their stay and following up diligently on all requests. We offer friendly advice and rely on other owners to follow this ethos too. We can also offer a consultancy service for owners on how to set up their houses for success.
A recent comment from a customer makes it all worthwhile:
I just wanted to add that I think The Big House Co website is streets ahead of other online booking sites for similar properties. The floor plan with clickable images is particularly impressive, it must involve a fair bit of extra work, but it it is so appreciated by me! For many properties we’ve rented over the years, I’ve found it frustrating that the ‘headline’ photos don’t include ALL the rooms, and that there is usually no floor plan. Which then entails going back to the owners/managers to glean further information. More hassle for me and for them! When I rent a property for my family, I want to know what ALL the rooms look like, and what the configuration is, so that I can plan! The Big House Co website provides that detail without asking, and I’m really very grateful! Wishing you all success for what I perceive as an absolutely superior offering! Top notch! With best wishes Susan
We would like to increase our portfolio to only 20 big houses over the next 3 years. We feel this would give our clients more scope to stay in different locations and enjoy the unique benefits each house has to offer, all safe in the knowledge that the Big House Co standards are in place.
All year round bookings, predominantly short breaks at weekends, but mid-week too
- The Big House Co has 20 years trading experience and over 100 years of hospitality experience in the team!
- We currently have one property on exclusive representation -Berry House – for over 12 years ; we intend to seek 5 more Big Houses over 5 years – be one of those NOW to really benefit.
- Commission rates currently 20% inclusive of vat
- Rolling yearly contract
- National PR, online marketing and PPC campaigns included
- Optional BHCo branding in your house. Not big and brash but subtle and effective in promoting ALL the Big Houses:
- tent cards
- corporate brochure
- voucher cards
- Big House Co drinks coasters
- welcome Big House Co. goody bags
- Interactive floorplans and free website page design. We will require hi res images from your stock.
- We surveyed 60 clients (private and corporate) and they told us they wanted more choice, in different locations with equally good USP’s – yours could be one of these
- A good, loyal defined client base (7,000+ database; 150+ Corporate)
100 Top FTSE’s have used BHCo. You too could have this illustrious corporate list – Pizza Express, B&Q, AA, Bupa, Microsoft, Deloites and Visa Card to mention a few
- We deal with all the hassle of securing bookings, deposits and payments and pay you at the beginning of each month for the bookings that month
- We provide a monthly statement of accounts
- We can ‘manage’ all aspects from catering to activities and entertainment unless you wish to do these yourself.
- We offer advice on house presentation, health and safety, living standards and show in and show out procedures
- We don’t have 100’s of houses in our portfolio in order to maximize income and lettings in the properties we do represent If you would like more re assurance from our clients please see:
- Big House Co. Testimonials page on website (many more in our Visitors Book) Please see our testimonial letter from an owner (attached)
- Trip Advisor for all our houses.
See how often our BHCo. colleagues are mentioned in person – you are not a number and nor are our clients. Personal service means just that!
Non Exclusive Representation
- 20% + vat commission
- Rolling yearly contract
- Initial set up costs – £750+vat offset against future commission. This includes setting up your webpage on our site. We will require hi res images from your stock.
- Securing bookings, taking payments and deposits.
- Payment at the beginning of each month for bookings that month
- Monthly statement of accounts