Owner Story: 1 Forstal House

1 Forstal House, is in a perfect position for a holiday cottage, off the beaten track in a small hamlet and yet within a mile of the sandy beaches of Sandwich Bay. 

Holiday homes that are within walking distance of a good pub are really sought after so the fact that The Crispin Inn is close by is a real draw for holidaymakers.  In addition there is a renowned bird sanctuary nearby offering spectacular walks.  To achieve the highest level of bookings, attracting repeat bookers is important and local facilities really help bookings.


The owners bought this former workhouse and decided that they wanted to do holiday lets because of the location so close to the sea.  When choosing the look and feel of the property, they worked closely with Mulberry Cottages as they undertook a complete refurbishment turning the traditional lathe and plaster rooms into a spacious and light home from home, ideal for guests to enjoy.  They chose a subtle colour pallete enhancing the beams and the original features, but always very firmly with the income they could achieve in mind.  Preparing a holiday cottage interior is very important as most guests dont see the holiday home before they arrive so a light bright interior which will photograph well is crucial.  


To achieve the highest level of bookings, you need to ensure that guests have lots to see and do during their stay - and often owners know better than anyone where the hidden local secrets are and can really add to a guests enjoyment by sharing their own experiences.  Guests love to live like a local, buying fish from the local fisherman or visiting an off the beaten track cafe or restaurant and meeting the locals.  


1 Forstal House is perfectly placed for this with lots right on their doorstep and Mulberry Cottages encourages owners to share their local knowledge to make the holidaymakers stay truly special.  To find out more about 1 Forstal House, click here