To be able to own a holiday cottage is such a privilege, but you’re not going to be using it all year around. You’re going to be in your own home most of the time, only heading to the cottage when the weather and your vacation entitlement allow you to.
So, you need to be able to let out your cottage through the year and have an income.
For those of you who absolutely adore interior design, you can whet your colourful appetite on your holiday cottage and make it the beautiful retreat that you’ve always hoped that it could be.
One of the most important things about a holiday cottage is helping it stand out from the crowd, so that you have a constant stream of bookings throughout the year.
After all, how are you going to fund the new holiday cottage furniture and décor if you’re not renting it out to other holidaymakers?
● Welcome Packs. Believe it or not, you’ll get some of the best reviews with the little touches.
You could light the entire cottage in chandeliers and have the best deep rugs in the whole area, but you’ll not impress people with that as much as you would a good welcome pack.
Making guests feel comfortable can mean a good welcome basket on the kitchen table, complete with the essentials in food shopping, magazines, a scented candle and a pot of coffee just waiting for their arrival!
● Hot Tubs. You may have the space already, and if you do, installing a hot tub can be the best thing that you do.
Everyone loves the idea of chilling in a hot tub when the kids have gone to bed, and if you have one installed in the garden of your holiday cottage, you’re going to bring in the masses with ease!
● Comfy Beds. People go away on holiday to relax, and if you’re not providing the best crib 5 mattresses, you’re going to have to deal with your fair share of complaints.
Make sure that the bedding you add to the beds is appropriate in terms of tog for the season and keep a full ottoman of spare blankets and pillows at the foot of the bed.
What is comfortable for one guest won’t be for another.
● Little Additions. The design of the cottage could be totally flawless, but if people can’t find dishwasher tablets, refuse sacks and even a pen to write with, you’re not going to get very far with good review.
Imagine you’re the one off on your holiday, what would you like to see in a cottage waiting for you?
Whatever that image in your mind is, roll with it for your guests. They deserve the best.
A good lick of paint, replacement light bulbs and accessories here and there that catch the light and the theme of the location will go down a treat.
Take your time to plan the look of your holiday cottage, and you won’t be disappointed or short of interest.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.