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TV Shows to Watch if You Own a Holiday Home

TV Shows to Watch if You Own a Holiday Home

Reading Time: 4 minutes The surge in those looking to invest in holiday accommodation in recent years has led to a number of popular TV programs that show what it takes to build and manage a hospitality business successfully. Some show us what it’s like to set up accommodation and deal with guests, or give us a glimpse at more unusual types of holiday …

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How to Avoid and Manage Chargebacks

Reading Time: 5 minutes If your guests use a credit or debit card to pay for their accommodation, there’s always a chance that they can dispute a charge and file a chargeback claim by simply pressing a few buttons on their banking app. Holiday cottage businesses should therefore be proactive when it comes to preventing and disputing chargebacks. What is a chargeback? A chargeback …

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A Handy Guide to Holiday Let Mortgages

A Handy Guide to Holiday Let Mortgages

Reading Time: 9 minutes The global pandemic, lockdown and ongoing overseas travel restrictions have created a huge demand for ‘staycation’ holiday let properties in the UK. Savvy investors are taking advantage of this revenue stream, plus the stamp duty holiday and low-interest rates to invest in holiday lets. If you’re thinking of taking advantage of this market trend and invest in a holiday home, …

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Holiday Let Welcome Pack Ideas to Wow Your Guests

Holiday Let Welcome Pack Ideas to Wow Your Guests

Reading Time: 6 minutes The effort you make to welcome your holiday home guests is one of the greatest opportunities you have to wow your guests. You never get a second chance to make that all-important 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 the past. And if you …

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Inventory Checklist for Holiday Cottages: 200+ Essential Items

Inventory Checklist for Holiday Cottages: 200+ Essential Items

Reading Time: 5 minutes Whether you are starting out renting your holiday let cottage or already run a successful holiday home, the essential amenities that you offer can make all the difference between a one-time guest and a guest who returns again and again. After all, guests will have chosen your holiday let over a hotel because of the ‘home from home’ experience and …

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How to Create a Festive Christmas Cottage

How to Create a Festive Christmas Cottage

Reading Time: 4 minutes Tis’ the season to be jolly and there’s no better way to celebrate the festive holidays than in a cosy holiday cottage. Depending on where your holiday property is located, the COVID-19 travel restrictions might mean this year’s festivities won’t be the same. However, there are still numerous ways for families to celebrate while still respecting safety guidelines. With a …

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How To Successfully Manage Your Holiday Let Remotely

How To Successfully Manage Your Holiday Let Remotely

Reading Time: 9 minutes When renting out your holiday home, one of the most stressful aspects can be wondering how you are going to deliver a 5-star guest experience and manage your property, especially if you don’t live nearby or a lockdown is preventing you from visiting. Not to worry – there are a huge amount of tools to help run your holiday rental …

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