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Professional property photography

Photography can make or break your property online, so we employ professional photographers to who the reality of your holiday cottage in its best light. Here's a little sneak peek behind the scenes.

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Stay Safe and Reduce Risk in your Holiday Home

Every holiday home owner with paying guests is legally required to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment (make sure you are thorough in your assessment and keep it regularly updated). But what about less regulated requirements and every day dangers - is it enough to stick up a disclaimer and be done?

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Interior Design 101: Colour schemes for holiday cottages

How to choose the right colour for your holiday letting interior - refresh or refurbish, which wall should be white and what should be coloured. Here's our hints and tips on picking paint for a holiday cottage colour scheme.

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Little changes to improve your holiday let

The devil is in the detail, so take a look at our hints and tips to making your holiday property a better place to stay with a few easy improvements.

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Holiday Cottage Security

Holiday homes may be obvious targets for burglary as they are often empty for extended periods of time but as a holiday home owner there are things you can do to protect your property.

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The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Whether you deal with changeovers yourself, are part of a fully-managed service or hire help, effective cleaning products will be your holiday home’s best friend and weave a sparkly path to happy guests and great reviews.

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How to protect your holiday cottage from storm damage

Whilst storms make for spectacular viewing both inland and on the coast, holiday cottage owners may be wondering how best to protect their property from storm damage. So you don’t get caught out, make sure you follow our top storm survival tips.

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7 holiday cottage hacks for guests who love the outdoors

What can holiday cottage owners do to maximise their cottage for adventure seekers and attract more guests, whilst also looking after their property?

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Top 10 gadgets for your holiday cottage

With so many cool and useful gadgets on the market, we select our top ten picks to add value and fun to your holiday cottage. You’ll love them, and your guests will too.

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Solar water heating in your holiday home

Solar energy and the ability to use heat from the sun to heat up your holiday cottage not only allows the chance to cut your carbon footprint, it can also reduce bills and outgoings. So is it all that simple?

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Preventing the risk of fire in your holiday home

There are easy steps you can follow to minimise the risk of fire in your holiday home to protect you and your guests.

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Keep your guests in the know

Regularly updating your household information folder and local information folder will allow guests to keep informed and give them a heads up on what to do during their stay.

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Holiday cottage furnishing tips everyone should know

There’s lots to think about and styles to consider but before you get carried away, here are our top tips for covering the essentials.

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Make the most of your holiday cottage’s history to boost bookings

One of the things that makes the South West so interesting is its rich past, and owners of older holiday cottages can certainly make the most of their property’s history to boost bookings.

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Dealing with moss and algae in an eco-friendly way

Here are our top tips and handy hints about how to deal with algae and moss in an eco-friendly way, without damaging your garden and harming other wildlife.

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Decorate your holiday cottage for Christmas

No matter your budget, you can invest in some decorations big or small to add to your holiday cottage and make your guests’ Christmas experience the best one yet. If you want to go all out or simply mix and match your favourite festive decorations, here are our top choices for every Christmas cottage.

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