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Everything You Need to Know About Renting a Holiday Cottage

Everything You Need to Know About Renting a Holiday Cottage

Reading Time: 11 minutes Making happy memories is the most important element of any holiday. Relaxation, sightseeing, time spent with family, great food and intrepid adventure are some of the things we treasure about holiday time. But making sure we experience our holiday to the fullest starts long before we check-in. Just because you found what appears to be the perfect holiday cottage, it …

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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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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 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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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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