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Cottage Owner Advice

Cottage Owner Advice – Launching your first holiday let

29 January, 2019

Have you decided this will be the year you finally launch your new holiday let? There’s lot of great reasons to become a holiday cottage owner. Not only can be extremely lucrative for your bank balance but you can put your own stamp on a property and help guests to have a fantastic holiday. There’s […]


Cottage Owner Advice – Adding a hot tub to your holiday cottage…

27 December, 2018

Holiday cottages with hot tubs have never been more popular and adding one will almost certainly mean you’ll achieve higher rates and increased occupancy levels. However hot tubs need regularly maintaining to ensure that not only do they work smoothly but are completely hygienic for your guests. Here is our Cottage Owner Guide to adding […]


Cottage Owner Advice – holiday cottage finishing touches

13 November, 2018

‘Little things mean a lot’ may be a well-known song but it’s also very true when it comes to finishing off your holiday cottage. Extra details and thoughtful touches will not only delight your customers but lead to rave reviews and repeat bookings. Here are 12 ways to add the finishing touches to your holiday […]


Meet the owner – Terri Crosby of Station House

17 September, 2018

What do you get when you combine a former Station Master’s cottage on the Wensleydale railway line with an owner who is used to designing the interiors of luxury yachts? The answer is Station House – one of the finest holiday cottages in Yorkshire (and indeed the UK)! We just had to sit down for […]


Owner Guide – Accessible Holiday Cottage Guide

17 August, 2018

The market for accessible UK holiday cottages is growing all the time. In fact it is estimated that one in six people in England and Wales have an ‘activity limiting’ health problem or disability. (Source VisitBritain). What’s more we are an ageing population and this retired generation represents a huge slice of the holiday cottage […]


Farm diversification – Holiday Cottages

3 August, 2018

Thinking of farm diversification? Turning your unused farm buildings into holiday lets could be a profitable option. Barn conversions are always popular choices for UK holidays, especially if they come with a lovely rural location. Short breaks to the country have never been more popular and the ‘staycation’ market is booming. Developing a holiday cottage […]


Cottage owner advice – selecting the right property for your holiday let!

20 June, 2018

There’s lots of reasons to decide to rent out a holiday home for short breaks and weekly bookings. Not only can it be very financially rewarding but you can create beautiful spaces (a great reason to go shopping), meet lots of interesting guests and put your heart and soul into getting your property just right. […]


5 Health and Safety Tips for Holiday Cottage Owners

24 May, 2018

If you are thinking of renting out your holiday home there are lots of things to think about, from planning your décor to what to charge for a weekend break. One of the most important aspects though is often overlooked – Health and Safety. You’ll have certain responsibilities as a holiday home owner and the […]


Owner guide – what to include in your welcome hamper

27 March, 2018

If you are thinking of letting out your holiday cottage then there’s lots of things to think about. From getting the layout right to planning your furnishings, there’s plenty of things you can do to make your luxury Yorkshire holiday cottage stand out from the crowd. One thing though which many holiday owners overlook is […]


Interior design tips for Coastal Holiday Cottages

2 March, 2018

A well-designed holiday cottage on the Yorkshire Coast will always be popular. After all who doesn’t love a family holiday (or a romantic getaway) to the sea. Here are our interior design tips for coastal holiday cottages. #01 Play it cool… Light and bright interiors work really well in Coastal properties. White clapboard walls and […]