US rentals specialist enters UK market

US accomodation specialist Yonder
By Linsey McNeill
05/05/2021
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A US-based rural accommodation specialist has expanded into the UK with a collection of more than 5,000 self-catering properties.

With a dedicated UK team led by former FarmStay UK CEO Andy Woodward, Yonder offers exclusively rural experiences.

The company plans to expand to Italy later this year, followed by six other countries.

Featured properties in the UK include KingFishers, eco-friendly holiday cottages in East Devo, and Hoe Grange Holidays, a cluster of self-catering cabins set on a Peak District farm.

Former Sykes Cottages Regional Manager Emma Johnson has also joined the Yonder UK team as Director of Operations UK and Ireland.

“We look for properties that meet the highest hospitality and safety standards and offer opportunities to connect with nature,” said Mr Woodward.  “The diversity of options that restore our connection to nature is what sets Yonder apart.”

Yonder allows guests to search for UK accommodation by region and live availability. It’s integrated with reservations systems SuperControl and NextPax, with others in the development pipeline, and offers calendar sync for all major reservations platforms.

Accommodation owners pay 8% commission and Yonder is aiming to double the number of listings by the third quarter of this year.

Accommodation owners who join the platform are required to demonstrate a commitment to the nature around their properties, and Yonder says it is working to implement an internal carbon plan, ‘to best assess and address impact areas and how to mitigate them’.

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