Advertise Accommodation in the Bude Area

Looking to advertise a Self Catering property in the Bude area?

We’re very different to the Cottage Agencies.  We don’t dictate your prices or availability and we are mindful that you’re probably looking to let a property which you and your family enjoy to stay in too. 

We offer a low-cost and flexible solution where we advertise your property on the VistBude website and in 20,000 copies of the official Bude Accommodation Guide.  We provide you with an Inn Style account which allows you to load and manage prices and availability which allows visitors and staff in the Tourist Information Centre to search for accommodation by date, occupancy, location and facility. 

Because we publish your contact details, visitors are able to use our website to find available accommodation and then contact you directly to discuss and book direct with absolutely no commission taken from the booking.  Visitors are also able to book online, and we take a 6% (including VAT) commission which acts as a holding fee.  When a direct booking is made, all we ask is that you update your availability.  When a visitor books via the VisitBude website or the TIC, you simply make contact and request payment as per your standard terms. 

We’re particularly eager to gain more self-catering properties within walking distance of the town centre.  Being dog-friendly and accessible is a huge bonus too.

Looking to advertise a B&B or Guest House in the Bude area?

We’ll never be able to compete with the likes of Booking.com, but we offer accommodation owners and visitors something unique.  We know our properties, we know the owners and we know Bude.  Visitors can contact us for personal recommendations and we can give honest, impartial advice to match a property to the visitors need. 

We provide you with an Inn Style account which allows you to load and manage prices and availability which allows visitors and staff in the Tourist Information Centre to search for accommodation by date, occupancy, location and facility. 

Because we publish your contact details, visitors are able to use our website to find available accommodation and then contact you directly to discuss and book direct with absolutely no commission taken from the booking.  Visitors are also able to book online, and we take a 6% (including VAT) commission which acts as a holding fee.  When a direct booking is made, all we ask is that you update your availability.  When a visitor books via the VisitBude website or the TIC, you simply make contact and request payment as per your standard terms. 

Our online booking system is totally flexible too.  You can sell rooms instantly – whereby the visitor searches for availability, selects your property, books online (although they just as easily contact you direct) and pays a holding fee.  Or, you can sell on a provisional basis – whereby the visitor pays a holding fee but you have 24 hours to accept or decline the booking.  It shouldn’t be necessary to decline the booking, but this is a handy feature just in case a mistake with your availability has been made.  

We offer fully-inclusive advertising opportunities which promotes your business in the Bude Tourist Information Centre, on the VisitBude website and in the official Bude Accommodation Guide.

Some businesses choose not to advertise in such a comprehensive manner, and simply opt to advertise in the official Bude Accommodation Guide

…all income is spent on operating the VisitBude website and Tourist Information Centre and provides the funds for Bude Area Tourist Board to market Bude!  Support from our members help to keep the TIC open, keep the VisitBude website updated and allow us to employ a marketing firm to promote Bude.

People are surprised to learn that we receive no funding from Cornwall Council or Bude Stratton Town Council…

Our Standard Membership packages is £150 per year, plus a fee of £20 per room, £20 per cottage, or £2 per camping pitch / static van for holiday parks, (the fee per unit/room/pitch is capped at £200).  Your property will get maximum exposure by being listed on all applicable category pages (click here for examples).  Membership includes an Inn Style account to sell availability online.

It’s really easy to become a member and advertise. 

  1. We pride ourselves on our relationship with our members.  Please do call into the TIC for a chat or give us a call.  We can discuss all of the options available to you and guide you through the very simple process.
  2. Decide which membership package you require – standard, gold or silver.
  3. Complete the online data capture form (link below) so we have all the information required toi build a web page for your property.  If you have more than one self-catering unit, you will need the complete the form for each unit.
  4. Complete the online data capture form (link below) to create the advert to be displayed on the TIC window.
  5. We will send you an invoice for payment and once paid, get your property listed on the site promptly.
  6. Create an Inn Style account (link below).  This will manage and process your availability calendar, prices and bookings.  We cover the fees for this, so ignore any prompt to enter payment details.  
  7. Your membership includes a listing in the official Bude Accommodation Guide.  We will  invite you to submit the information for this at a later date.  
  8. Add the WeAreBude Member logo to your website, with a link to www.visitbude.info.
  9. Include #WeAreBude and @VisitBude on your social media posts.

We remind you that a Cornish Quality inspection is essential for all accommodation members who do not have a grading from VisitEngland or the AA.  See Cornish Quality for more information – but remember the inspection is free for Silver and Gold members.

£150 Standard Membership:  what you get

  • Listing on the VisitBude website
    • five images – landscape in orientation
    • short and long description
    • facility icons
    • listing on all applicable accommodation pages
    • Google map location
  • Real-time availability calendar
  • Full access to an availability calander and booking system via Inn Style.  Click here to create your listing.
  • Instant or prior-notice bookings
  • 6% booking commission
  • Promotion of special offers
  • An external link to your website
  • Availability listings displayed out-of-hours on the TIC door
  • Access to subsidised training courses
  • A5 poster in the TIC window
  • A4 poster in the TIC accommodation folder
  • Use of WeAreBude member logo
  • 1/6 page text listing in the 2019 official Bude Accommodation Guide
  • Fee of £20 per room/ cottage, £2 per pitch to a maximum of £200.

£350 Silver Membership:  what you get

All Standard membership scheme benefits, plus

  • Priority listing in accommodation search results, above Standard members
  • Display up to 12 images (landscape in orientation)
  • Booking Commission cap of £75
  • Cornish Quality inspection
  • Social Media engagement and Facebook feature
  • Promotion in the WeAreBude eNewsletters
  • Access to PR opportunities
  • 1/3 page pictoral and text listing in the 2019 official Bude Accommodation Guide

£450 Gold Membership:  what you get

All Standard and Silver membership scheme benefits, plus

  • Priority listing in accommodation search results, above Standard and Silver members
  • A4 poster in the TIC window
  • Display up to 25 images (landscape in orientation)
  • Booking Commission cap of £50
  • Use of WeAreBude image set for your own marketing and website
  • Feature blog on VisitBude
  • Use of Gold member logo
  • 1/2 page pictoral and text listing in the 2018 official Bude Accommodation Guide
  £150 Standard
Membership
£350 Silver
Membership
£450 Gold
Membership
1 unit/room £150 + £20 = £170 £350 + £20 = £370 £450 + £20 = £470
2 units/rooms £150 + £40 = £190 £350 + £40 = £390 £450 + £40 = £490
3 units/rooms £150 + £60 = £210 £350 + £60 = £410 £450 + £60 = £510
4 units/rooms £150 + £80 = £230 £350 + £80 = £430 £450 + £80 = £530
5 units/rooms £150 + £100 = £250 £350 + £100 = £450 £450 + £100 = £550
6 units/rooms £150 + £120 = £270 £350 + £120 = £470 £450 + £120 = £570
7 units/rooms £150 + £140 = £290 £350 + £140 = £490 £450 + £140 = £590
8 units/rooms £150 + £160 = £310 £350 + £160 = £510 £450 + £160 = £610
9 units/rooms £150 + £180 = £330 £350 + £180 = £530 £450 + £180 = £630
10 + units/rooms £150 + £200 = £350 £350 + £200 = £550 £450 + £200 = £650
11 + units/rooms Max Fee £350 Max Fee £550 Max Fee £650

All prices are exclusive of VAT.

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