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Founded in 1984, Schofields is a family run company specialising in holiday home insurance for properties in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Phil Schofield leads the marketing team and offers a wealth of industry knowledge to the Schofields blog and various online publications.

With over 10 experience managing holiday lets, Phil is an active member of the holiday letting and self-catering community, providing expert holiday letting advice, as well as essential holiday home marketing tips. His combination of insurance and marketing knowledge make him a key asset to the holiday rental industry.

Phil Schofield has been featured in The Telegraph, A Place In The Sun, The Daily Mail and many more!

To find out more about Schofields, check out the about us page.

A Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging at Your Holiday Cottage

A Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging at Your Holiday Cottage

Reading Time: 6 minutes Back in November 2020, the UK Government announced that the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans would be prohibited after the year 2030. This ‘deadline’ has been brought forward twice now – such is the urgent need to reach the target of 100% zero emissions from these motor vehicles. And you’ve probably already noticed the growing momentum …

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How to Get Holiday Let Reviews & Respond to Negative Ones

Reading Time: 10 minutes Guests consistently rate reviews as a make-or-break factor in their booking decision. Getting great guest reviews means more visibility for your holiday home on listing sites, increased bookings and income. But how do you get glowing reviews and reply to those guests who give you a negative review? Read on… Why reviews matter Authentic reviews from past guests can give …

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Tips to Create a Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottage

Tips to Create a Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottage

Reading Time: 6 minutes The demand for dog-friendly holiday cottages continues to grow as more Brits choose to holiday in the UK with their four-legged friends. According to Sykes, bookings for staycations with pets this summer have risen by a significant 40% and allowing pets to stay at your holiday let is said to boost revenue by 11%. Owning a dog-friendly holiday home can …

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15 Perfect Locations for Brits this Autumn & Winter for their Instaworthy Fix

15 Perfect Locations for Brits this Autumn & Winter for their Instaworthy Fix

Reading Time: 8 minutes After discovering a few years ago that Instagrammability is a major factor for people when choosing holiday destinations, we wanted to help make that choice a little bit easier! We’ve listed 15 beautiful and Instagrammable places UK travellers can go this Autumn and Winter. Showcasing the luxury beaches, breath-taking mountain top views, historic castles, glistening waterfalls and many more top …

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How Much Does It Cost to Run a Holiday Let Cottage?

How Much Does It Cost to Run a Holiday Let Cottage?

Reading Time: 9 minutes Running a holiday let can be enjoyable and very satisfying, but before you venture into holiday letting, you need to ensure your business will be a viable success. The most important factors to think about are budgeting and understanding the main expenses so you can work out your finances realistically. Here, we’ll detail some of the most common holiday home …

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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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