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With thousands of customers travelling with us every year, we know a thing or two about what holiday makers are looking for. Of course every property has it’s own unique charm, but there’s a few sure-fire ways to give a property that extra appeal and increase your holiday let income! Take a look at our top tips below to find out how to attract even more customers to your property.

1. Make your property pet-friendly

As ‘staycations’ are becoming increasingly popular, more & more people are looking to take their furry friends on holiday. Pet-friendly breaks are now one of the most searched for criteria, especially in the Lake District which is perfect dog walking country! As a result, going pet-friendly can increase your holiday let income by up to 11%. If you’re thinking of accepting pets, take a look at our tips on how to pet-proof your property.

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2. Offer Wi-Fi to your guests

As much as we’d like to believe that people leave their phones behind on holiday and enjoy some relaxing time out, this simply isn’t the case. Many holidaymakers actively search for properties that offer Wi-Fi so they can share photos of their trip online, or keep in touch with family back home. Providing free Wi-Fi can increase your holiday let income by 20%.

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3. Install a wood burner or open fire

Many guests love the experience of using a wood burner or open fire, and enjoy the cosy, homely atmosphere they create. Especially in colder winter months, there’s nothing better than putting your feet up by the fire after a long day out hiking in the Lakeland fells! If you have the space, installing a fireplace could help to increase your holiday let income by up to 22%. Plus, you’d be sure to get great feedback from guests that love that traditional cottage experience.

4. Accept short break bookings

Short break bookings can increase off-peak income by up to 30% and can help to fill up those empty spaces in your calendar. Short breaks are becoming increasingly popular with guests who are looking for a last minute getaway without having to book too much time off work. Take a look at our handy guide to short breaks to find out more about the benefits, and how short breaks can improve your booking levels.

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5. Invest in a hot tub

It goes without saying that many holidaymakers these days are looking to stay somewhere a little different, and experience some degree of luxury in comparison to their own home. Hot tubs are extremely popular, now being one of the most searched for amenities when customers are booking a Lake District break. Hot tubs and saunas can increase your income by up to 60% – a fantastic way to generate some extra money for yourselves! You don’t need a huge garden either – even just a small patio, lawn or covered area (including outbuildings) make a great spot for a hot tub! If you’d like some more information or some advice on local hot tub suppliers, just give our friendly team a call on 015394 48081 and choose option 2.

6. Opt into Income Maximisation

The most important way to make the most of your holiday let is to ensure it is always being sold for the best price possible. Our Income Maximisation tool constantly monitors the current booking trends in the market, and adjusts your property’s price according to demand. Take a look on our blog about Income Maximisation for more information, or give our team a call today on 015394 48081 – we’d be happy to talk through any questions you might have!

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