What should I do to ensure guests have a memorable stay?

“Making sure your property is well furnished and well equipped can get you more lets, increase the rent level, and increase the returns. Holiday let tenants expect a similar or better standard than their own home. Popular features include open fires, a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher etc…”
– Property Investments UK

A good night’s sleep

One of the most important things for a lot of our guests is a really good quality bed to ensure they get a good night’s sleep, even better when dressed in clean, crisp linen.

Talk to us about our laundry and linen services

Somewhere Cosy for The Evenings and Wet Days

Wood burning stoves are high on our guests’ priority list so, if you can install one, we would certainly encourage you to do so.

a little personality

Personal touches throughout to reflect the name of the cottage perhaps

Some prints or artwork of the local area, a set of Herdy mugs or a set of Wainwright’s walking books

If you have room, why not frame a large map on the wall, or under some glass on a coffee table, so walkers can plan their week with a good visual?


WiFi is almost expected these days

A Smart TV enabling guests to tap into their favourite series during their stay

A wireless speaker is a nice way to make an unfamiliar place feel a little more like home

A few books and boards games are always a welcome addition

Food Hampers

We work with Dine in the Lakes to provide guests with food hampers on arrival. If you’d like to provide this for your guests, let us know, we’ll take care of the rest.

Dine in the Lakes delivers delectable food hampers straight to your door.

Guests can also order by Sunday midnight for delivery Friday.

Does your property have a garden?

If it does, it’s a good idea to ensure this is fully enclosed – families with young children and those with pets will appreciate this.

Let us know if you need help with this, our maintenance team can work with you to ensure your garden is a place everyone can enjoy safely.

Do I have to accept pets at my cottage?

When looking at bookings, you are likely to receive an average of 6 bookings more per annum at a pet-friendly property.

Accepting pets at your cottage is your choice entirely. If you have any worries, we are confident if you were to visit one of our many pet-friendly cottages, you would not find any evidence a dog has stayed in the house.

Looking for more inspiration?

Get in touch, we’d be delighted to give you a tour of some of our existing cottages to help give you some ideas, or drop us a line if you have any other questions.

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Whether you’re looking for your dream Lake District cottage, unhappy with your current letting agency, or you’re looking for holiday investment properties in the Lake District we can help. If there’s anything you’d like to know that we haven’t covered below, please let us know.

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