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The year so far has certainly been a challenging one for us all. We would like to say a huge thank you to our holiday home owners and customers for their support during these challenging and unprecedented times. 

The popularity of staycations has never been higher, with holidaying in the UK a much more attractive option, so now is a great time to capitalise on this by investing in your own holiday property here in the West Country.

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Local estate agents are seeing unprecedented levels of enquires from people looking to buy their first holiday home.

Ed Thorne head of Stags, Holiday Complex department, covering the whole of the South West said; “The holiday complex market is experiencing a post lockdown bounce where demand is already outstripping supply with buyers seeking out a lifestyle change in the West Country. While enquiries from new sellers is starting to increase, now would be a good time to seek a holiday complex before the best properties are purchased”.

The number of searches on our website for holiday cottages in the West Country has grown week on week since the lockdown restrictions were eased and we are seeing a record number of bookings for this time of year.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak recently announced a stamp duty holiday until 31st March 2021 for property buyers and this has seen a great boost for the property market in the South West as Ed Thorne said;

“We have seen the holiday home and complex market make a big turnaround in interest since lockdown. Most either wanting a bolt hole for themselves or as a potential investment vehicle with good tax advantages. Since the stamp duty holiday was put in place by the government, enquiries and sales have increased to levels not seen in recent years. In July alone for Holiday Complex sales Stags witnessed a 20% increase in viewings on the same month last year.”

With over 38 years’ experience in offering self-catering holidays, Helpful Holidays are more than just a letting agent. We get to know our owners and their property before we market to potential customers so we know what they want from their investment. We constantly monitor demand and have flexible pricing options to ensure you reach your expected occupancy levels and achieve your goals. You are always in control of your letting solution, the way it should be.

We can guide you on all aspects of holiday letting, providing you with bespoke smart pricing and personal service, second to none. There has never been a better time to begin your holiday letting journey, so get in touch with our friendly team on 01647 401799 (select option 2) or email