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14/11/18 @ 11.40 We are currently experiencing problems with our phone lines. This is an external issue in the area and engineers are working to get this fixed so please bear with us. If you need to contact Schofields, please email us. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Work Smarter: 9 Holiday Rental Management Tasks to Outsource

Work Smarter: 9 Holiday Rental Management Tasks to Outsource

For smaller holiday property businesses, keeping the booking calendar full whilst giving guests a great experience can be a challenge. Consistently convincing customers to choose your property is tough in a crowded market, where increased competition means holiday rentals need to minimise costs and maximise customer satisfaction to succeed. As well as enticing guests to stay with you through compelling …

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Holiday Cottage Welcome Pack Ideas to Wow Your Guests

Holiday Cottage Welcome Pack Ideas to Wow Your Guests

The care you take over welcoming your holiday cottage guests is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal of customer service and marketing assets. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Today´s holidaymaker has high expectations and they demand a level of quality that easily matches the fabulous hotels stays they have enjoyed in …

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Why Investing in Sleep is a Smart Move

Why Investing in Sleep is a Smart Move

If you have a holiday rental, you’ll know just how hard you need to work to consistently delight your guests. You work to provide them with an arresting slice of homely tranquillity from which to explore the sights and sounds of the local area and, with any luck, they will leave rested and full of praise for what was a …

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What Is the Impact of Second Homes on Rural Communities?

What Is the Impact of Second Homes on Rural Communities?

The growing popularity for outsiders buying a second home in Britain’s charming tourist destinations has grown in recent years. According to the 2011 Census, more than 165,000 people in the UK have a second home used primarily for holidays. And whilst some would argue second homes support the local tourism economy, others argue that ‘outsiders’ are destroying communities by only …

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Where to Advertise a Holiday Rental to Increase Bookings

Where to Advertise a Holiday Rental to Increase Bookings

Every holiday home owner wants to know which is the best website to advertise a holiday home. Do you want to know the answer? …… it depends. I know it’s not the answer you want, but it’s true (from 10-year experience holiday letting). It depends on the type of holiday rental you are advertising, your target market, the area where …

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How to Make a Complaint About a Self-Catering Cottage

How to Make a Complaint About a Self-Catering Cottage

(Updated August 18) The self-catering accommodation industry has often been the brunt of bad press surrounding properties not being of the standard advertised, or not being available at all!. Booking agents are also guilty of shunning accountability when things go wrong, by stating the booking contract is directly between the property owner and the guest. The law for holiday rentals …

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