Just like every small business operating in the 21st century, we know that the Internet is crucial to our business. But when it comes to working out SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) or the search terms people use, we are frankly a bit stuck.

That is because our appeal is three-fold. With farm-based holiday cottages, we are dog friendly, family friendly and environmentaly friendly. But which is more important to our guests?

Dog friendly

Well, firstly, we allow dogs. This has proved time and again to be the major factor in guests choosing to come and stay with us. All cottages are dog-friendly with Crofters and Bothy allowing two dogs (due to their size) and Castle and Stewards allowing more if they are well-behaved. Each cottage has a self-contained garden, dog treats and 1,000 acres of unlimited access to walk and explore.

Family friendly

Castle and Stewards cottage are perfect for families. In addition to the self-contained gardens and high chairs and cots on request, there is a separate outdoor play area for children and a games room which, although functional rather than deluxe, offers pool and snooker tables, a table tennis table, table football and darts to keep everyone entertained even in the worst of weathers.

Environmentally friendly

Every cottage now has a Hetas-approved wood-burning stove for those chilly nights, but there is also heating throughout, produced by the on-farm biomass boiler and district heating system. We also have two wind turbines which provide electricity for the farm and cottages with surplus being exported to the national grid. A large solar panel project has been added recently to provide more electricity for the farm. We have planted miles of hedges and varied habitats, dug ponds and managed woodlands, all for the benefit of wildlife. Bird feeders also attract many species to the cottage area.

We would love to hear from past guests or potential guests about what draws them to Press Mains. Please contact us or leave a comment.