Holiday Letting in Somerset

Holiday letting guide

We are the holiday cottage specialists for letting your property in Somerset. As a family cottage company, our high standards are reflected not only in our property portfolio, but the feedback left by happy guests that holiday with us year on year. 

Your own dedicated Property Manager

Georgina will hold your hand the whole way, supported by a regional team of in-house administration, marketing, financial and IT specialists.

SEO and PPC campaigns tailored to letting your property

As an online agency, we rank for thousands of high volume terms as well as the long tail high conversion terms, and optimise the website for ease of use to let people find the right property as quickly as possible.

With a combination of paid marketing, social media, re-targeting and tailored email campaigns we can maximise your bookings and increase online visibility.  

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Log in to your owner account to see live availability, questionnaires, all your finances and amend any details whenever you like. For more information on our fees you can find it all here in our rates and policies.

For any enquiries please contact our Owners Support team on 01326 555 500.

Why Choose Somerset for holiday letting

Somerset is a worthy holiday destination, a place to get lost in and discover a scenic world under three hours outside of London. It's the perfect place to capitalise on the trend for luxury short breaks, or week-long walking holidays with a dog. It's a county filled with designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty so attracts plenty of explorers.

West Somerset is walking country with Exmoor and the Quantocks for rugged open space calling out for walking boots and horse riding. A quiet hideaway here with all the trimmings will let guests hunker down for the week and live like a local in true getaway style. Comfort is key and all the little extras that mean you don't have to leave the house make for an extra special holiday. A boot-room for muddy dogs and umbrellas makes all the difference and thinking of things such as bike storage will keep your guests coming back for more.

North Somerset is popular for historic towns such as Bath and Wells, with access to the coast for a breath of sea air. Holidays in Bath are popular with overseas visitors and accommodation is at a premium, so bear in mind your proximity to such attractions when looking to purchase. A pretty little bolthole just on the outskirts with easy access but none of the big town noise is a good investment. It's a unique landscape of green fields and low stone walls, recognisably distinct from surrounding counties with the Mendip Hills - a rare limestone grassland full of flora and fauna that offer panoramic views over the whole county. Unless you delve below them into Cheddar Gorge, or course!

Inland, key towns such as Glastonbury and Taunton are attractions in their own right, and places such as Bruton, home to the reputable Hauser and Wirth gallery, are making their mark on the map. The Somerset Levels has international status of importance for its varied wetland habitats which vary from swaying reeds to woodland walks and moorland, a diverse environment with something for everyone.

Head to the south of the county and, with such easy access to Devon, Dorset and the Jurassic Coast, you can cater a holiday to all tastes - fossil hunting, cliff walks, country parks and nature reserves. It's an easy going way of life punctuated with pretty villages to meander through and lots of artisan makers to discover. Whichever part of the county captures your imagination, you'll need a holiday letting agent who knows the area well, so speak to Georgina to see what we can offer.

What should I buy?

Top notch barn conversions and period cottages with a contemporary edge are the best bookers, especially those that welcome dogs - a good walk is even better with man's best friend, after all.

With so much of the county protected by its AONB status, you're best off looking for going concerns or renovation projects, unless you plan a new build carefully to have a low visual impact on its landscape. Pretty villages or rural locations near to amenities will do well for both short breaks and full week bookings but enclosed gardens for dogs and wood-burners will add to your letting potential.

Our guides

What are holiday letting agents fees?

Even once you've signed a contract and agreed an initial commission rate, this can latterly be subject to change and a number of additional services added to your account. Make sure you know which letting fees are included.

Tax notes for Furnished Holiday Lettings

A brief outline of how tax works with your Furnished Holiday Let.

Choosing 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.

A Guide to Short Breaks

Not sure whether to allow short breaks at your property? Are you looking for guidance and information? Read on...

Field to finish with Classic Glamping

If you’re thinking of creating glamping accommodation, you’re in the right place. As part of our Classic Glamping service, we are able to offer a complimentary ‘field to finish’ consultancy service to help you make your glamping dreams come true.

Lets talk about your holiday. If you'd prefer we got in touch please pop in your details below. Want to chat now? Please feel free to contact us on 01326 555555 or ownersupport@classic.co.uk.