One of Europe’s largest holiday rental businesses has announced that it is pulling out of Ireland after 26 years.
Cottages. com organises the rental of self-catering units, almost exclusively to British holidaymakers, one of Ireland’s most important markets .
The company’s parent group, Vacation Rental (UK) Ltd, has sent letters to hundreds of property owners in Ireland telling them that it will no longer operate here from the end of this year.
“In light of Covid-19, we have had to review our business model and, as a result, will cease to trade in and will permanently suspend sale of properties in both Northern and the Republic of Ireland at the end of this year,” the company wrote in a letter signed by its vice-president of property recruitment, Shelley D’Arcy.
“This means we are hereby serving notice to terminate the agreement between us. Accordingly, your property (or properties) will not be advertised or available for booking on our websites.”
The company said it would honour all bookings.