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Owner Advice

Welcome to the Helpful Holidays’ Owner Advice section of our blog. Whether you are considering letting, or already own a holiday cottage, there are lots of things to think about to maximise your return on investment.
Helpful Holidays began 37 years ago, and as such, our team have a huge amount of experience in holiday cottages across the South West. Our team know a thing or two about helping you get the most from your holiday property so we’d like to share this with you in the form of information, tips and advice.

We take the hassle out of holiday letting so you can reap the rewards. Let us share some useful information so that you can ensure your journey in holiday letting is profitable and most of all, enjoyable.

So sit back, enjoy the ride and the words along the way.

Let your property with Helpful Holidays.

17th June 2022

Meet the Owners: Great Bidlake Manor

The story behind the truly stunning property of Great Bidlake Manor is a tale that is not easily forgotten....

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27th May 2022

Creating a 5 Star Luxury Cottage

Over the last year, 4 in 5 Brits have enjoyed a holiday in the UK. With many opting for...

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23rd May 2022

Holiday Let Changeover and Cleaning Checklist

First impressions count, so making sure your property is immaculately presented and welcoming for guests is vital. This guide...

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Owner Advice Valley of Rocks in Exmoor National Park.
1 month ago

Holiday home owners: list your property now for £500 cashback

With demand for self-catering accommodation at an all time high, there has never been a better time join us… ...

Owner Advice View of the Somerset Levels.
2 months ago

Top tips on buying a holiday home in the West Country

The popularity of the staycation continues to increase. With Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset topping the list of desirable...

Owner Advice Holiday cottage with a pool - outdoor pool with Alston Hall in the background.
2 months ago

Installing a Swimming Pool in a Holiday Home

Are you looking to maximise your holiday let income and extend your booking season? We understand that holiday letting...

Owner Advice Converting a barn into a holiday cottage
2 months ago

Converting a barn into a holiday cottage – Expert advice from Stags

Converting a barn into a holiday cottage can be a financially lucrative and incredibly rewarding experience. With a rise...

Owner Advice Planning permission for holiday lets - barn conversion
3 months ago

Planning Permission for Holiday Lets

Are you thinking of making the most of the surge in the UK staycation market by letting your house...