Accommodation Owners Guide

Peak Distrct cottage owners

Peak District Holiday Accommodation Owners Guide

Are you thinking of turning your second home into a holiday cottage for rental, or perhaps are considering opening up a bed-and-breakfast here in the glorious Peak District? Perhaps you have just taken on a caravan site or a hotel, or maybe you are thinking of buying a property and don’t know where to start? Well, our guide for holiday accommodation owners is here to help you out.

There is so much to consider when you are taking on this adventure and there are lots of necessary tasks which could maybe put you off because of how potentially daunting they could be. But please don’t worry, because we have thought of everything for you, and it’s all in one place here on this one wonderful website – Peak District Online.

We have sections dedicated to starting up from scratch, considering everything and anything a holiday accommodation owner needs to get going on a brand-new business endeavour. Have you thought about all the kitchen utensils you will need to stock up on, the furniture for the lounge and bedroom, bathroom furniture, patio furniture, conservatory furniture, maybe?  We have details about local laundry services, housekeepers and gardeners, cleaners and decorators, landscape gardeners and interior designers. There is so much to do, but it is all part of the fun and once your holiday accommodation is up and running, as an owner, it could be one of the best decisions you have ever made.

Even if you are an established business, there are still bits and pieces that may crop up along the way, that maybe you haven’t thought of before, such as knowing your responsibilities to your customer’s health and safety, your holiday accommodation’s PAT testing requirements, insurance for your cottage and for you as an owner. Other things to consider, such as customer care, maintenance of the house and gardens while it is being rented and when it isn’t. Looking after it during the winter and finding someone to do all those necessary repairs if it’s left unattended.

We have thought of everything, including how to boost your business, maximise its potential and how to promote it further, either online with your own website or where to get brochures printed. Have you ever thought about how to improve your ratings with Trip Advisor for example? Have you thought about doing deals with the local pub and offering discounts for your guests, or arranging delivery services with the local supermarket or takeaway? Its little things like this, attention to detail which will ensure your guests spread the word to others, and return time and time again. If you can take that little bit more time, go that little extra mile for your customers, then you will have friends for life who will guarantee you an income.

The good news is you have already made a superb decision in that you have chosen to rent or host a holiday home in one of the most spectacular places in the United Kingdom. If all else fails, your guests certainly cannot complain about the scenery, about the wonderful places they will visit and the amazing memories they will take back home -but it would be nice if they returned and stayed with you again, don’t you think?