Self-catering, SuperControl and Saltbox Escapes

Do you remember your first flurry into the self-catering industry? It’s a special moment loaded with possibility and potential. Whether you’re a seasoned self-caterer or newly dipping your toes into our world, SuperControl is here for you.

Simon Andrewes, co-owner and founder of Saltbox Escapes, is new to the SuperControl community. Welcoming guests to his picturesque property snugly situated in a remote corner of Gloucestershire for the first time in May 2021, Simon has shared why he chose SuperControl to play a role in his self-catering journey.

“When my wife and I decided to retire early from our full-time careers and make our own “escape to the country” from London to the beautiful Forest of Dean, starting a small holiday business seemed the ideal way to keep me busy and out of trouble!

“The Coach House, our first self-catering accommodation, officially opened its doors in May of this year.  Situated between the forest itself and the River Wye, we knew this property was something special and we wanted to share it with the world.

“I quickly recognised the importance of having a proper booking management system for our business. I was looking for software that offered a comprehensive channel manager with scope for expansion when needed. I found SuperControl mentioned favourably several times on self-catering Facebook communities. Before long, I’d signed on the dotted line, and I’ve been happy with it ever since.

“The onboarding process with SuperControl is great, and the help centre material is really comprehensive and well put together. I’ve enjoyed learning all about SuperControl and its community. Its extensive channel manager really sold the system to me; I’m keen to grow Saltbox Escapes and want to utilise a range of OTAs to my advantage.

“I recently integrated with Airbnb through SuperControl’s system and was impressed at the simplicity of the process. It was almost too easy. With one button press, SuperControl synced all of our pricing and bookings information straight into Airbnb. And within a week of going live we’d already had four bookings, with many more following soon after.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my SuperControl experience so far and I look forward to getting to know the system and community in greater detail. With Saltbox Escapes already eyeing up opportunities for growth, I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Watch this space!”