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Having your own holiday let business can be a highly rewarding and profitable venture, especially with the rising popularity of staycations across the UK. As one of the top ten fastest-growing holiday locations, Cornwall tops the list of desirable destinations to own a holiday cottage.

Finding the right holiday letting agency in Cornwall for expert advice and support can make all the difference to help you achieve holiday let success. Partnering with a team of industry experts like Cornish Cottage Holidays, who specialise in the self-catering holiday market is key to your property’s earning potential and overall success.

So, whether you have a dog-friendly cottage in Newquay, a luxury townhouse in Padstow or a romantic bolthole for two in St Ives, we’re here to make holiday letting as hassle-free and profitable as possible for holiday let owners.

Read on for a wealth of advice and answers on what to know when choosing a holiday home letting agency in Cornwall.


Choosing a holiday letting agency in Cornwall

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What do you want from your holiday property?

Coastal holiday cottage

Owning a holiday cottage is a lifestyle choice for some and a serious investment for others. Whatever your motivation, there is a lot to understand about getting it right from the start.

Depending on whether you plan to use the property yourself or solely as an additional income source, your expectations may vary. So, it’s important to bear this in mind when choosing a holiday let agency.

Are you using the property yourself?

Is it your dream to have a bolthole on the Cornish coast that you can visit as and when you wish? Somewhere that you’re also keen to let out in order to contribute to the running costs of the property.

At Cornish Cottage Holidays, we never forget that it is your property, and everyone’s situation is unique. Not only will you benefit of having a property managed by a well-established agency but know that you’re in complete control. Our flexible approach and consideration of your personal circumstances are why our owners continue to work with us.

Will you be running your cottage as a furnished holiday let business?

Is your intention to run your holiday let strictly as an investment property with the primary aim of generating income and to maximise your property’s bookings?

If this is your goal, you need to choose a letting agency that makes it easy to achieve the highest possible return from your property as well as meet your individual goals and needs.

We treat your property as an individual business. Our objective is to maximise your profits while providing an unparalleled service to both you as an owner, and your guest. At the same time, we never forget that your cottage is just that; yours.

You are in complete control of your investment; we are here to make your experience hassle-free.


What stage are you at in your holiday letting journey?

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Whatever stage you are at, you can trust us to take the hassle out of holiday letting. We understand that a good relationship between owner and agent really contributes to success. We’ll get to know you, your property and work out exactly what’s needed to get the most out of your investment.

Are you new to holiday letting?

If you are new to the holiday letting journey, we realise that the process might seem a bit daunting. This is where a holiday let management company can help take the weight off your shoulders.

So, where is the best place to start? Choosing a holiday letting agency in Cornwall like ours. We’re able to offer you our tailor-made service with over 50 years experience successfully managing thousands of holiday homes like yours. We can guide and support you to ensure you get the best out of your holiday letting experience.

Are you looking to invest in a property?

Are you in the process of looking to buy, build or convert a property in Cornwall? This too can bring with it many challenges, but our property consultants can help you pick the perfect property and give you a realistic appraisal of the potential income you can expect.

From advice on mortgages, planning permissions and even letting you know which of our current properties are up for sale across the county, we will be on hand to advise you.

Are you an experienced holiday let owner?

Do you have an existing holiday property or experience with holiday letting? Then by now you’ll have realised how much hard work goes into setting up and running a holiday cottage.

We’re here to help get you an even better income, as well as take care of the finer details so you can enjoy the rewards. With a team of friendly advisers available daily, locally based property experts, you can rest assured that we will be here for you no matter the situation.


What to expect from your holiday letting agency?

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Have you thought about the process of letting your cottage and how you want to manage your bookings? Are you going to handle each aspect yourself, or are you going to seek the help of a holiday let management company? You need to know whether the agency you are interested in can effectively manage, market and service your property.

Marketing your holiday cottage

The key to great booking levels and positive return on your investment, is to make sure your property is seen by the largest number of potential customers. Working with an experienced holiday let agency can help show your cottage at its best via property listings, social media exposure, search marketing, paid advertising, analytics and professional photographs.

At Cornish Cottage Holidays, we use a range of leading-edge marketing channels to bring your property the best possible exposure. We’ll highlight your properties unique features and advise on how best to advertise and market your property to realise its full potential.

Managing your bookings

In addition to ensuring your holiday cottage is represented online and benefits from an extensive marketing support, you also need to consider the operational side of running a holiday let.

The day-to-day administration and booking management, along with customer relations is an important part of letting your holiday home, but it is time consuming. One of the biggest advantages to using a holiday let agency is the time and hassle it can save you.

Whether a guest is enquiring about property details, making a payment, or has a query about their holiday, our team will be their point of contact. We’ll take care of all the hard work and finer details, so you don’t have to.

A service level that is right for you

Think realistically about how much time you have to dedicate to running a holiday let, as small tasks can soon add up. Although managing your holiday let yourself can save money, working with a management agent could be a worthwhile expenditure if it saves you valuable time and provides you with better exposure. The first thing to do before choosing the best agency for you, is to understand exactly what’s involved in letting your holiday home

Our team of friendly experts and local property managers work hard to take the hassle out of holiday letting so that you can relax and enjoy the rewards. Offering different options, we can provide a bespoke, personal service to suit

you. One of the most important things to remember is that we are always on hand to help, whatever service option you choose.


Benefits of using a holiday letting agency in Cornwall

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There are many benefits to using a holiday letting agency in Cornwall. All of which can help make your experience as stress-free as possible. But how do you choose the right agency for you?

Local knowledge and expertise

Choose local! We are passionate about Cornwall and each of our property consultants has an extensive knowledge of the local area and business. Who better to take care of you and your property than a team that have lived and worked in the county for over 50 years?

Our knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly team are experts in the local holiday letting market. Offering unrivalled knowledge of the local area, we know all there is to know about the current market, what works and what you should look for when choosing an agency in Cornwall to market your property.

Great return on investment

At Cornish Cottage Holidays, our dedicated team of local experts focus on maximising the return on your investment, so you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing your holiday cottage is in safe hands. We know the key ingredients for a successful holiday let and are confident that we’ll get the best booking levels, with the average holiday let owner earning £21,000 a year*.

Expert advice and ongoing support

With our expertise and ongoing support, we are able to give you advice on every aspect of the holiday letting journey. From proven techniques on how to maximise your income to what holiday let rules and regulations you need to be aware of as an owner, we’ve got you covered. We’re able to keep you up to date with information so you have peace of mind your holiday let, and guests are safe and taken care of.

Choose a personalised service

With a local office in Redruth, plus a wider team at our national Sykes office, we offer a winning combination of both local and national marketing. We really get to know you and your holiday property, meaning we offer an incredibly personal service.

Whether you need help decorating your property, arranging a cleaning service or anything in between, we can help. We’re big enough to bring your holiday property the best year-round bookings and an excellent income but we still remember our roots as a family-run company. We put owners first and can provide a bespoke, personal service to suit you.

Maintaining property standards

We know how important providing a clean, well-presented property is to the success of any holiday cottage. As with any home, investment in the property is needed regularly in order to maintain standards and encourage repeat bookings.

Our managed housekeeping service is available across Cornwall, to take care of your property and ensure it is ready for guests.

This premium service allows our owners a hassle-free solution and complete peace of mind. Working directly with our suppliers, our team can organise and conduct a range of services. From normal changeovers to property checks through winter, our Managed Services team are there to help.


How does it all work?

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For us, successful letting begins with a great owner and agent relationship. We’re here to help you navigate your way through the process of building a strong loyal customer base for your property, and to make this a straightforward, rewarding and enjoyable journey.

There are just three key steps to building a partnership with Cornish Cottage Holidays…

  1. Get in touch
  2. Arrange a visit
  3. We work hard so you can relax

Choosing the best holiday letting agency in Cornwall

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Why choose the best letting holiday agency in Cornwall? Well, we are experts in the field.

With over 600 self-catering cottages in beautiful coastal and countryside locations throughout Cornwall, all inspected by us, we have the expertise and industry know how to help you your holiday letting business.

We want letting your holiday home to be as enjoyable and effortless as possible for you so we’ve created some helping guides to answer any queries that you may have. Simply visit our Owner Advice Page to find out more.


Thinking of letting your holiday home in Cornwall?

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Holiday letting doesn’t have to be a hassle, as long as you have all the information you need at your disposal, you can make the journey all the more rewarding.

Choosing the right holiday letting agency in Cornwall is about creating the right partnership and having someone there that can help take care of everything ensuring your holiday letting success and profitability as well as your peace of mind.

Discover how a local brand with national reach can work for you. With over 50 years of letting experience, we pride ourselves on delivering the bookings you deserve. Start your holiday letting journey with Cornish Cottage Holidays.

Get in touch to see whether we could increase your current holiday letting income. Request your FREE owner’s pack or give us a call on 01326 336773 (option 2) today.

Statistics published in Sykes 2021 Staycation Report.