Thinking of holiday letting your home? It may have crossed your mind, it’s a great way to earn a second income and you may live in a gorgeous part of the British Isles, in a pretty country village or perhaps in one of our cities where guests would love to visit the sights, explore the great shopping or enjoy a show at one of the many theatres dotted around the UK.
Here’s some tips to help you make it run smoothly…
1 Remove personal items, such as photo frames but leave any books and a few DVDs as they are always a great addition to a break away.
2 Insurance You will need holiday cottage insurance which includes public liability
3 Fire Risk Complete a Fire Risk Assessment and put it in a Welcome Folder in the property
4 Bed linen and towels Buy good bed linen, white is generally best and colourful or dark towels work well.
5 Cleanliness – make sure it is immaculate, kitchens and bathrooms need to sparkle, your reviews are your future business.
6 Be honest – give a good description and if the property is only an apartment, don’t call it a cottage.
7 Queries and enquiries Sort out any queries quickly, make sure you answer emails immediately
8 Photos, photos, photos – it goes without saying – good photos really help to attract a property as a holiday rental.
9 Furnishings When styling the rooms, make them look interesting and comfortable – the more unusual properties let really well.
10 Welcome Leave a welcome pack – it could just be a bottle of wine and a packet of up market crisps – it’s a lovely touch that will impress guests.
If you’d like some help with holiday letting, we’d love to hear from you, if you click here you will find our owner managers who will help you with any queries and get you up and running as a Mulberry Cottages owner. If you’d prefer to chat on the phone, we’re on hand to answer any questions 7 days a week on 01227 464958.
To understand the standard needed to holiday let, take a look at the whole collection of holiday cottages by visiting our website .