An Owner’s Guide to Holiday Let Management

The beautiful Cotswolds, covering over 800 square miles of rolling hills and historic villages, is a prime location for a holiday cottage. As a property owner, ensuring your holiday rental meets the highest standards is key to attracting the right guests all year round. In this article we will help you understand how to prepare […]

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Our Guide to Holiday Let Photography

At StayCotswold, we recognise that preparing your holiday let for photography can require both skill and preparation. Through this comprehensive guide and with our expert holiday letting agency knowledge, we share insights into how, with a little bit of planning and scene-setting, you can prepare your holiday let for a photography shoot that will make […]

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Tips for Getting Your Holiday Home Ready for Winter

Preparing your Cotswold holiday cottage for winter is crucial to ensure the comfort and safety of your guests during the colder months. Here are 10 steps to help you get your cottage ready for winter: 1. Inspect and service the heating system: Have your heating system professionally inspected and serviced to ensure it’s in good […]

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Your Essential Guide to Choosing a Holiday Home Letting Agency

Owning a holiday home in the UK is an exciting, but possibly daunting venture. And whilst holiday home owners offers the opportunity to generate an income it can be time-consuming and demanding. That’s where a reliable holiday home letting agency comes in – so read on to find out what factors contribute to choosing a […]

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Changes to fire regulations for holiday home owners

Effective from October 1st, 2023, a comprehensive fire risk assessment, covering all aspects of fire risk, will become mandatory for all properties. Furthermore, the government has introduced new guidance specifically applicable to “small paying guest accommodation.” This category encompasses “a single premises on the ground floor or ground and first floor, providing sleeping arrangements for […]

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What is Included in Holiday Let Management Costs?

When it comes to owning a holiday let property, the picturesque Cotswolds is the ideal location, and providing guests with a memorable holiday is certainly something many owners strive for. However, managing a holiday let all year round can be a demanding task that requires not only time and effort, but also holiday let management […]

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Can I Turn My Buy-to-Let Property into a Holiday Let

If you already own a buy-to-let property, you may be wondering if it’s possible, and a financially sound idea, to convert it into a holiday let. This is a common question among property owners seeking to maximise their rental income potential. Understanding the Differences Before diving into the process, it’s important to understand the differences […]

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Management Fees for Holiday Rentals

A great place to start when looking for the right holiday rental agency is to see how long they have been operating and if they are well known in the local area. Speak to locals and see what they have to say about the agency, and walk around the local towns and villages and see […]

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A Tough Winter but a Better Summer for Holiday Lettings Owners?

This winter is likely to be challenging for owners of holiday lets. The combination of rising utility bills and interest rates, combined with pressure on the budgets of potential guests, would be difficult at any time. Add in the huge increase in the number of holiday lets as a result of lockdown purchases (some estimates […]

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