Resources and Information For Holiday Makers and Property Owners

A selection of our latest articles...

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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Our Travel Posters Encourage You to ‘Discover the Magic of Home’

With the UK back in lockdown, travel restrictions are currently in place once more. So while we can’t encourage you to explore characterful cottages around the UK just now, we have put a new spin (or perhaps the original spin) on the meaning of the word ‘staycation’ – by inspiring you to enjoy everything your […]

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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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Cities, Countrysides and Coastlines: The Pantone Colours of the UK

With all that is going on in the world right now, enjoying the beauty of the UK has never been more important. This year UK staycations have been more popular than ever, from coastal breaks to countryside escapes and city stays.  That’s why we have decided to put together a visual guide to the beauty […]

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These are the most popular movie and TV homes, according to Google

At Independent Cottages we list an extremely diverse array of holiday homes – from grand manors, to quaint cottages, tree houses, houseboats, converted buses and everything in between. We know how much a special house can stick with you, and that’s true not only of your own home or places you’ve stayed on holiday but […]

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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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Setting up a holiday home: All your questions answered

Like starting any new business venture, setting up a holiday let for the first time is an exciting, but also slightly daunting, prospect. You might be chomping at the bit to get started on a renovation project. Or perhaps your property is pretty much ready to go and you are busy browsing the shops for […]

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