Holiday Home Owners FAQs

Buying or owning a Cotswold holiday home comes with some important extra considerations. So, if you’re thinking of investing in a holiday home in the Cotswolds and you have some questions, check out some of our frequently asked questions below.

By choosing StayCotswold as your holiday home letting agency, you will get a personal service from our base in Burford.


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There is so much to consider when looking to buy a holiday let. Careful consideration should be given to the location, size, and style of the property. At StayCotswold we have many years of Cotswold property experience, we can assist with your search and even introduce you to the most active estate agents in the area.

Styling and furnishing your holiday home in the right way is extremely important, not just from an aesthetic perspective, but a practical one too. We can offer help and advice on kitting out your holiday let, but better still, we can introduce you to local interior designers and specialists to give your property a professional touch.

Holiday let mortgages differ from buy to let mortgages. We work with HCM ( , a mortgage broker who specialises in holiday let finance, between us we can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision as to what is right for you.

As a holiday home letting agency we deal with all of the technical elements of holiday letting on your behalf. We arrange professional photography, create the online listing, optimise your profit margins, manage enquiries, bookings and payment. We use our two-way integration software to market your property on multiple platforms, ensuring your property is seen by as
many potential guests as possible. We have partnered with several housekeeping and property management companies to ensure a seamless meeting of services, meaning that you can sit back and enjoy owning a successful and profitable holiday let.

Many guests have a pet, and many guests like to take their furry friend on holiday with them. Allowing pets increases your target market, and in turn increases your income potential. However, certain properties are not suitable for pets, and certain owners would prefer not to allow pets in their newly refurbished property, for example. At StayCotswold we have a selection of pet friendly and non-friendly properties, we will tailor our approach to promoting your property according to your preference.

As standard we do not allow stag or hen parties. If you have a property that is particularly suited to this market, please discuss this with us and we will ensure that all opportunities are maximised.

There is no doubt that holiday lets with hot tubs are extremely attractive to guests. However, if you would prefer not to install a hot tub and would like to benefit from the increased revenue a hot tub can generate, we can add your holiday home to our list of “hot tub compatible” properties. We have partnered with a company that can deliver a hot tub in time for a guest’s
stay and remove it before the next guest arrives. (Hot Tub Compatible). When considering whether to install a hot tub, or to join the hot tub compatible list, you should think about the potential impact on neighbouring properties due to noise.

Over the years we have built lasting partnerships with reliable housekeeping and property management companies. StayCotswold liaise with and notify the housekeepers of bookings on your behalf, so you don’t have to. From both a guest’s and an owner’s perspective the synergy between the services is seamless, and you can rest assured that you have experts dealing with every aspect of your holiday home.

Our local team are on hand to provide all the Cotswold know-how you need when it comes to renting out your holiday home and generating healthy profits. So, you can relax, safe in the knowledge that you and your property are in good hands.

If you’re thinking of investing in a holiday home in the Cotswolds and you have some questions complete your details here to receive our FREE owners information pack and frequently asked questions PDF. Or if you’d like to talk to us just give us a call on 01451 514000.

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