Author Archives: Hannah Sinfield

The benefits of offering EV charging in your holiday home

Electric vehicles, otherwise known as EVs, are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. According to nextgreencar.com there were 600,000 plug-in hybrid or electric cars on the road at the end of August 2021 and with the sale of new petrol and diesel cars due to be banned from 2030, this number is set to rapidly […]

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How to manage your holiday home through the COVID crisis

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Holiday home owners are used to adapting to ever changing scenarios. We are continuously adjusting to new rules and regulations and different market trends whilst also ensuring we provide the best possible holiday home for our guests. This flexibility, resilience and desire to achieve best practice has held us in good stead to deal with […]

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Coronavirus: Considerations for reopening your holiday home to guests

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Are you ready to reopen? This article is aimed at holiday cottage owners who are looking to safely reopen for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic; those who have been closed for a while and are reviewing their protocols and possibly holiday home owners who are new to holiday letting. Since […]

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Coronavirus: UK holidaymakers’ questions answered

Updated 17th August 2021 With the uncertainties surrounding overseas travel, many of us are looking to holiday in the UK this year. Whilst you may be keen to book a holiday, it is likely that you will have questions and concerns surrounding future covid-related restrictions and cancellation policies. Whilst individual holiday home owners will have […]

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Coronavirus: Considerations for UK holiday home owners

Last updated 17th August 2021 Since March 2020, it has been a roller coaster ride for holiday home owners. The hardships and uncertainties of the first half of 2020 gave rise to an unprecedented summer where we saw record levels of Brits searching for UK holidays, only to be followed by further restrictions and lockdowns. […]

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It’s The Law: Legislation for Holiday Home Owners

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When you are setting up a holiday home it is likely that you will be thinking paint colours, welcome hampers, booking systems and setting your rates. You might be wondering whether to add a log burner for those winter bookings or a trampoline in the garden for the kids. Or maybe you are weighing up […]

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The importance of taking credit card payments for holiday rentals

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It is becoming increasingly necessary for holiday home owners to accept credit and debit card payments. Cheques are dated and are used less and less. They are inconvenient to post and pay in, and it takes time to wait for them to clear. Guests are becoming more wary of bank transfers as stories of fraudulent […]

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A review of online booking management systems for holiday home owners

Most independent holiday cottage owners are aware of the benefits of having an online management and booking system. We read how it will generate new bookings and save us money and time. We know that customers visiting our websites expect to find up to date rates and availability, and many prefer to be able to […]

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Top 10 UK Christmas Markets for a Festive Break

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If the thought of spending hours trawling the internet or high street shops in search of that perfect Christmas gift fills you with dread, why not try something different this year? Growing in number year by year, Christmas markets are becoming increasing popular in the UK and they are the perfect way to find those […]

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Make your holiday cottage gleam and put the shine into reviews

In an increasingly competitive market, where first impressions really do count, the importance of having a sparkling clean holiday cottage is crucial. Not only will it impact on the enjoyment of your guest’s holiday, but cleanliness is one of the most frequently commented upon issues in holiday house reviews. If your house lacks that sparkling […]

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