More and more members are interested in investing in UK holiday lets so, with some timely advice, over to Farm and Cottage Holidays…
The connection factor – In both the digital and physical sense holidaymakers want to stay connected whether it’s online or in the pub. Farm and Cottage Holidays has seen a 50 per cent rise in the number of properties offering WIFI over the past year. Tech lovers demand to stay online whilst on holiday. We are a nation of pub lovers. The most frequently asked question to the company’s call centre is ‘how far is the nearest pub?’ Over 60 per cent of Farm and Cottage Holidays properties are within 1 mile of a pub and this search facility is available online
The entertainment factor – From farm animals to pet, pools to swim in, Sky TV, WIFI and maybe your very own dancing pole, people are demanding properties with lots of options to keep everyone busy. Farm stays seem to be a firm family favourite with parents keen to show their kids the real country life. Sky Plus packages, DVD players, iPod docking stations all have to be considered for new properties coming online, especially for those catering for larger parties.
The kitchen factor – Spurred on by a love of cookery shows, country cottages and beachside homes need that killer kitchen with kit such as food processors, coffee machines and juicers as well as the all important dishwasher. Country style kitchens are particularly popular with city slickers, as they give them a real taste of country living.
The luxury factor – Whether it’s a four poster bed or a hot-tub, properties offering that added pamper factor are the hottest in demand by far. Great beds are key requirements. Long gone are the times when people accepted plastic covered mattresses and small lumpy twins. Beds are getting bigger and better. Hot tubs are popping up everywhere to give the property that added gloss. Farm and Cottage Holidays has over 50 properties with the option of a long hot bubbly soak.
The good company factor – From bringing along the extended family, to making room for Rover the dog, Farm and Cottage Holidays have seen a noticeable shift in demand properties offering accommodation for over 8 guests and they offer a choice of 210 in total. The company had a recent request checking if they would accept a parrot in the property! More to come.
We will have more on UK holiday lets soon – do drop us a line if you’d like to know more.