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3 Tips for a Holiday Home You’ll Love

Posted on
May 31, 2023

A holiday home is not only a great way to ensure you always have somewhere to stay when you want to visit your favourite holiday destination, but it can also earn you money if you rent it out when you’re not using it.

Holiday homes can be a great investment, not only financially, but an investment in family memories that will last a lifetime.

If you’re considering purchasing a holiday home of your very own, here are just three tips to keep in mind and ensure that you create a relaxing retreat to unwind in.

1) Location, Location, Location

Finding a property in the right location is essential – both for your own enjoyment and ensuring that it’s a profitable venture should you wish to rent it out.

Use services such as Rightmove to find the perfect holiday property either in the UK or abroad. Through Rightmove, you can filter properties by type, bedrooms, amenities, and so much more.

Finding the ideal location might seem like a stressful task but think how much fun you can have visiting and scoping out different destinations!

Whether your heart is set on Poole or Portugal, Italy or the Isle of Mann, having a home in the place you love can be a rewarding way to spend all of your summer holidays.  

Rose Cottage

2) Make it Comfortable

Ensuring that your holiday home is comfortable is a must. Decorate it with the same care and attention that you would your main property. After all, your holiday should be a relaxing experience!

A good night’s sleep is just as essential when you’re away. Luckily the experts at Archers Sleep Centre offer a wide range of mattresses to suit your sleeping needs. When you’re able to sleep well while on holiday, you’ll be able to ensure that you make the most of your trip – and, think how nice it will be to slip into a comfortable bed after a long day of travelling.

Plus, comfort is a must if you’re planning to rent your property out. Your guests will appreciate high quality furnishings and pretty décor, and they are likely to complain if it doesn’t meet their standards.

3) Consider Adding Wheels

Finally, if your heart is not set on one particular location, you could consider investing in a holiday home that can follow you wherever you choose to go. While caravan holidays have waned in popularity, there has recently been a surge in motor-homing and caravanning as more families discover the joys of this type of holiday.

With a motorhome or caravan, you can travel the country and the continent, exploring stunning destinations and broadening the horizons of you and your family.

Not sure where to stay? The Caravan Club lists campsites across the UK and Europe, meaning that you’ll always be able to find somewhere to park up.

Have you purchased a holiday home? Tell us all about it in the comments below!


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