Author Archives: Steve Jarvis

Hidden treasures for walkers

Tired of the same old paths, or of having all your favourite routes taken over by crowds of casual tourists? Fear not – there are hundreds of fantastic, undiscovered walking routes out there for you to enjoy all over the country – over beautiful landscapes, and full of charming and interesting little gems along the […]

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A Guide to Taking Your Dog On Holiday

A cottage holiday is the perfect way to spend time with all your family but why not give your dog a holiday too? Paying to keep your dog in a kennel whilst you enjoy your cottage holiday will not only be costly, but could also leave you worrying about your four-legged friend throughout your holiday […]

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Wi-Fi or Not? The Risks and Benefits of Offering Broadband to Guests

Broadband has become one of the most popular facilities requested by potential guests.  In fact, we have found that owners who offer broadband have (on average) more bookings than those who don’t.  It is difficult to objectively compare “apples with apples” but some owners have 30% more bookings where they offer broadband. And they certainly […]

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What to Expect From a Self-Catering Holiday

We do sometimes get asked, particularly by foreign visitors, what is self-catering?  Self-catering refers to a property, typically a holiday cottage, which provides the necessary facilities to allow guests to cater for themselves whilst away from home, be it on pleasure or business. You may hear self-catering holiday cottage also referred to as a holiday […]

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Are you missing out on enquiries? 7 tips for holiday letting in today’s climate.

We have found that over the many years of letting holiday cottages, booking patterns change year on year. Some years you start to take bookings for the summer peak weeks as soon as the new year arrives, and others are much slower to get started. Whatever the differences, current booking trends are much more last minute than […]

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