Realise your property's potential

StayCotswold is a small, nimble and professional outfit that offers an outstanding level of service. As a landlord, I cannot recommend them highly enough.

 

We are StayCotswold

Property is just about the most precious asset that any of us own and we understand how important this is to you. We provide a different and innovative approach in order to maximise the returns generated for you.

Our priority is to advise you on your options: to help you decide whether it’s best to sell, whether to put in for planning, to renovate, refurbish or extend, whether to let for long term, short term or holiday let.

We are committed to putting your interests first, and as an independent property agent, we’re flexible enough to do so. The experienced StayCotswold team is dedicated to understanding the Cotswolds and its varied property scene.

 

Dancers Cottage
Fox Furlong

First Class Service

Our sole objective is to provide you with an excellent service, in whatever capacity we’re working for you, completely fulfilling your expectations and reflecting the high quality and individuality of your property.

  • Holiday Lets: Holiday cottages are the perfect alternative to hotel accommodation, providing all the comforts of home when staying away.
  • Short Lets: This type of let has become increasinly popular with people looking for a base for the summer or perhaps looking for a stopgap for a month or so whilst their house is being done up.
  • Long Lets: For stays longer than 6 months, we have seen a rise in the "try before you buy" market especially those who are moving to the Cotswolds from the capital.
  • Corporate Lets: Businesses are looking for unique properties to rejuvenate their team and focus minds in the stunning Cotswolds.   
  • Sales: Buying and selling property in the UK is changing rapidly, we offer an innovative and original way of thinking.
  • Search: If you need help finding your perfect Cotswold property to buy or to rent, our associate business, Property Search Company, is on hand to help.

 

Intelligent Marketing That Works

Effective marketing, an easy-to-use website and a distinctive presence are key to our business, and therefore also key to your success. Online marketing makes up the vast majority of where we focus our efforts, and we take a very proactive approach to social media and database marketing, using the information that we gather to great effect. We don’t buy in lists, but successfully grow our database organically, regularly running email marketing campaigns and offering e-vouchers.

We constantly strive for innovation in our marketing to maximise exposure for our clients. We were one of the first agencies to use RightMove for holiday/short lets. In addition to our own website, we also use portals including Airbnb and TripAdvisor. We employ an extensive range of other methods including event sponsorship, press releases and are an active member of the Cotswold Tourism Partnership.

 

Manor Farm Sitting Room
Oldbury Sitting Room

 

We are at home in the Cotswolds

We live and breathe the Cotswolds: we know the villages, the landscape and the people – and of course, we know Cotswold property. We’re also in tune with local planning policy and long-term development plans for the area. In other words, we’ll give you the full picture before you make any decisions.

Based just outside Burford, the Gateway to the Cotswolds, we know how the area ticks. It’s this local knowledge that differentiates our service. Our business is built on first-class properties, excellent service, honest and practical advice, intelligent marketing, regular communication and strong negotiation.

 

 

Insurance for landlords

Sharing your home with guests can cause concerns when it comes down to property damage, theft and importantly, if the guest has an accident and suffers an injury.

Like the major home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb, StayCotswold strongly encourages you to have your own insurance in place for when you have guests to stay which is why we've partnered with GUARDHOG, specialist home-sharing insurers, to help put these worries and concerns to bed. 

Their cover is on-demand and can be put in place on a stay-by-stay basis, prices start from 78p per night and we expect most to pay £2-£5. If you want an intro to the team at GUARDHOG, we'd love to connect you and you'll receive a 10% discount on your cover. Otherwise you can email GUARDHOG at: info@guardhog.com or call 0207 199 6610 and mention StayCotswold. 

 

Guard Hog
Beautiful Cotswold Holiday Cottage - Brook House

 

Property Standards 

We know that the quality of a property includes subjective elements such as its charm and interior design, however certain criteria are important to us:?

The relevance of its location?

The quality of the environment?

The condition of its physical structure?

The layout and provision of amenities

A StayCotswold property should reach high standards within the eight categories. We believe high performance in these areas is essential to meet our required level of quality. As long as your property meets these criteria, we would love find guests for you, listing your property on our website and include it in our marketing material.

StayCotswold Property Standards Categories

Overall Property Condition 

The overall physical condition and appearance of the property is good to excellent. All walls, doors, woodwork, furnishings and appliances are free of damage and marks.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Luxury, hotel quality beds and bedding with no obvious wear and tear. All mattresses must be comfortable. There should be adequate hanging and drawer space. All bathrooms and ensuites must be in excellent condition throughout.

Kitchens

The kitchen should be fully equipped, with enough cookware, crockery and appliances to cook a full meal and serve the maximum number of guests. There should be a refrigerator, freezer, cooker, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine and dryer.

Common Areas

Indoor and outdoor common areas must be well kept, neat, orderly and regularly maintained. There should be enough available parking.

 

Space & Location

The property is distinct, unique, characterful, comfortable and located in a geographically desirable area.

Compliance

Your property is insured for holiday/short lets, you carry public liability, and you are up to date with property safety requirements including gas, oil, electrical and boiler certificates.

Exclusivity & Availability

You must be happy to be signed and managed exclusively by us. Private homes should be available for at least six weeks during the year and ideally, during key letting periods.

Wi-Fi Connection

There must be a good, strong wireless internet connection of at least 5Mb – and ideally, much more!

 

 

Let StayCotswold manage your property

If you are interested in letting your property with us please pop in for a coffee and a chat or call us on: 01993 768 718

 

Hill View Bedroom

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