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How to Keep Your Dog Cool On a Staycation Cottage Holiday

Reading Time: 8 minutes It’s that time of year again! Schools out for summer and the heat is rising in the UK. With temperatures soaring and breaking new records, and the last remaining pandemic restrictions lifted by the Government, it’s the perfect time to take that long-awaited staycation holiday cottage break away from it all. A third of owners will take their four-legged friend …

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Top 10 Holiday TV Shows in the UK

Top 10 Holiday TV Shows in the UK

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip has topped our list as the most popular holiday TV show in the UK. We all need a bit of an escape at the moment; uncertainty over where we can travel and when has meant that many have been stuck in the UK for more than a year now. TV has become our travel …

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Holiday Let Cottage Changeover & Cleaning Checklist

Holiday Let Cottage Changeover & Cleaning Checklist

Reading Time: 7 minutes   It often feels like changeover days have to be carried out with military precision, or they end up chaotic and stressful. Especially in the high season when you literally have one guest out and the next guest in. You’re up against the clock to do a diligent clean, check for damage, restock the fridge, toiletries and round up discarded …

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Holiday Home Swimming Pool Safety & Maintenance Tips

Holiday Home Swimming Pool Safety & Maintenance Tips

Reading Time: 2 minutes Holiday homes with a swimming pool are a desirable feature that can increase bookings and earn you more money. However, regardless of how much enjoyment they provide, there is also the risk that you might be liable for illness or injury to family, friends or paying guests. Homeowner sued following swimming pool injury A legal case highlighted what can happen …

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How to Screen Holiday Let Guests & Prevent Airbnb Parties

How to Screen Holiday Let Guests & Prevent Airbnb Parties

Reading Time: 8 minutes Your booking requests may be flowing in, but do you accept all guests at face value, or do you screen them first? If you don’t screen them, you are not alone. Two-fifths of holiday home owners neglect to check their guests’ credentials, even though over half claim they’d been ‘stung’ by unruly guests in the past. Inviting strangers to stay …

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Most Googled Home Design Questions Answered

Most Googled Home Design Questions Answered

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today we’re answering the most commonly asked home design questions from Google trends and search volume data, helping holiday home and home owners figure out how to decorate their homes. Whether it’s getting a designer home on a budget, keeping up with home design trends to make your holiday cottage stand out from the rest, or simply creating a relaxing …

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How to Calculate the Best Rental Rates for Your Holiday Let

How to Calculate the Best Rental Rates for Your Holiday Let

Reading Time: 10 minutes   Setting the rental rates for your holiday cottage can be a challenge. Price your property too high and bookings could be slow, or you’ll attract guests with high expectations who feel overcharged. Set your price too low and you may not be able to earn a profit, or potential customers could question the standard of your property. Low rates …

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