Holiday Letting Advice

Buying or owning a holiday home comes with some important extra considerations. With StayCotswold as your holiday home letting agency, you’ll have all the help and support you need. You can count on us for expert holiday letting advice on all sorts of things, from tips on buying a holiday home to earning money from your holiday let investment and even furnishing out a holiday let. Because we take care of the details, you can get on with enjoying your holiday home hassle-free.

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Boosting your income

Renting out your holiday home can be a great way to deliver extra income. With our help you can really maximise those profits and make owning a holiday home a strong financial asset. If you’re buying a holiday house, you can tap into our local know-how for useful advice on region and location. If you already own a holiday let, we can provide suggestions around quality, comfort and facilities in the property. Flexibility around arrival and departure dates – as well as fluid pricing to meet demand – can also be factored in to boost income even further.

Bespoke management

As specialists in Cotswolds holiday home management, we’re able to consider the needs of each of our property owners. This involves working with you to establish what type of returns you want from renting out your holiday home. Only when we’re sure that we can meet your needs will we go ahead with an agreed and bespoke approach to holiday home management. Whichever route we take together, you can be sure we’re here to listen to your needs, work with you and ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

Holiday home financials

Part of owning a holiday home is understanding and managing your overheads and factoring them into the gross rental income from your holiday home along the way. We can put you in the picture over everything from holiday property management fees, housekeeping, gardening, utilities, repairs, maintenance and holiday lets insurance. We’ll also help you understand business rates, holiday let tax rules and allowable expenses and how they can all affect your holiday let’s commercial performance.

Holiday let finance

With so much conflicting advice in the market, finding the right holiday let finance isn’t always easy. That’s why we’ve partnered with a specialist holiday home mortgage provider, They bring together an authorised mortgage broking service with an in-depth understanding of holiday letting. So, if you’re thinking about buying a holiday house or looking for a better mortgage deal, why not let us do the leg-work for you?

Legal requirements

As with any business, owning a holiday home comes with legal responsibilities that are designed to protect you and your guests. Working with recommended partners, we can help in specialist areas such as public liability insurance, health and safety, buildings and contents cover and fire safety standards. Whereas some property management companies leave all of these responsibilities to the owner, we’re here to provide as much or as little help as you need.

Easy process

We will work with you to create the most effective pricing strategy for your holiday home, then list it on our modern, easy to use, website. We take care of all the marketing, utilising the right digital channels, along with integration with OTAS to optimise guest occupancy throughout the year. We will also manage all of the bookings and payments administration, liaison with the guests pre and post their holiday, and you will receive comprehensive monthly payments and statements.

Tips & Advice

If you would like to learn more about letting out your holiday cottage or working with a holiday letting agent in the Cotswolds there are a number of articles below that will provide you with more detailed information: