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New Fire Safety Regulations for UK Holiday Home Owners 2023

New Fire Safety Regulations for UK Holiday Home Owners

As a holiday home owner, your guests’ safety is of paramount importance. In order to keep everyone safe it’s important that your property meets the latest safety standards, which is not only a legal requirement but also a moral responsibility. As of 1st October 2023, new fire safety regulations for UK holiday home owners will […]

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How to decorate your holiday home for Easter

It is no wonder that Easter is a popular time of year for people to holiday in the UK. The longer days and warmer temperatures help to ease us out of winter hibernation, whilst the extra bank holidays give us the perfect excuse to book a few days away. From countryside walks to seaside adventures, […]

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Owner Q and A

How do you attract off peak bookings? I try to be as flexible as possible. Whilst during the school holidays I have set changeover days, off peak I allow guests to arrive and depart on any day, for a minimum of three nights. I use the last-minute offers page on the Independent Cottages website and […]

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How to get the most out of your Independent Cottages advert

It is fair to say that whilst we all breathed a huge sigh of relief at the end of COVID restrictions, 2022 has perhaps not been the bumper year for bookings that we had all hoped. The increase in the cost of living, combined with the current financial climate of uncertainty and the desire for […]

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How to set up your pricing tariffs

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There are many marketing tools available to holiday cottage owners to help us increase enquiries and bookings from holiday makers. From taking good photos, engaging in social media campaigns and offering incentives such as discounts and facilities such as hot tubs and log burners, there is a long list of ways we can ensure we […]

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The benefits of offering EV charging in your holiday home

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Electric vehicles, otherwise known as EVs, are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. According to heycar, as of the end of August 2023 there are an estimated 850,000 electric cars (EVs) on the road in the UK and over 530,000 plug-in hybrids. This number is only set to increase. It should therefore come as no […]

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These are the UK staycation trends people are searching for, according to Google

Brits are searching for cottages with swimming pools, information about travel bans, and holidays in Cornwall as interest in staycations surge amidst the planned return of UK holidays from 12th April. Demand for UK staycations has been at a record level over the past year with international travel restrictions having been enforced for most of […]

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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: Considerations for UK holiday home owners

Last update 13th April 2022 The last couple of years have 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. This was swiftly followed by further restrictions and […]

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