Purchasing a Holiday Let in Suffolk – Where Do I Start?

Published: Thursday 22nd Nov 2018

Written by: Aimee Anderson

You’ve always dreamt of owning your own holiday cottage but the prospect of making that dream a reality is looming.

That’s where Suffolk Cottage Holidays can help! With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, who better to speak to than the experts. Whether you’re search is in it’s infancy or whether you’ve been hunting for a little while, we hope the below guidelines will be useful in your goal to finding the ideal holiday let in Suffolk.

  • Escape to the country - Suffolk Cottage Holidays are proud to showcase ‘The Country Collection’ – from the picturesque Wool Towns to the quaint Suffolk villages, we know and love the countryside and are proud to be the only local agency specialising in it! Our holidaymakers thoroughly enjoy exploring the network of footpaths, photographing the wildlife and cycling the country lanes and that’s why they come to us for the perfect property. If you can find a property that marries good location (either in a village or within walking distance of local amenities) and characterful décor – then you’re onto a winner.
  • The customer is King - With review sites such as Feefo really aiding customers booking decisions, it’s really important to put yourself in a guests shoes and ask ‘If I was staying here, what would I like?’ Be it a SmartTV with access to Netflix or a fully enclosed garden for furry friends – if you can tick all the boxes they’re bound to be booking their return visit on they way home! If guests can see you’ve gone the extra mile they will really appreciate it – consider what market you want to appeal to; for couples – perhaps something cute. For families, make sure there is a good mixture of entertaining and socialising space to keep everyone occupied.
  • Number crunching - As well as keeping a budget in mind for your property purchase, it’s good to keep in mind some of the other costs to consider when it comes to holiday letting. There’s general housekeeping and maintenance, utility bills and ‘just in case’ funds to think about, as well as holiday let insurance with public liability. Here at Suffolk Cottage Holidays we understand how important it is to see a full list of these figures in one place, that’s why if you send us over a link to any properties that take your fancy, we’re more than happy to give some rough quotes at no obligation. It’s just part of our friendly service!
  • Speak to someone local - You may wish to consider purchasing a pre-existing holiday cottage, for a full list of Suffolk Cottage Holidays properties on the market click here. Not only does this mean you may be able to make an offer on the furniture, it also enables for a smooth handover. If purchasing a cottage that already lets with Suffolk Cottage Holidays we will continue to take bookings up until an agreed date where we will then switch ownership. In this way, guests are happy and you can rest assured with future bookings. Equally, consider contacting a local estate agency who may be able to give you sneak previews of cottages before they come on the public market.

Our door is always open, so if you require any further advice on location, size or income of a property then contact us today on 01394 389189 or recruitment@suffolkcottageholidays.com. All information is given freely and at no obligation – we would love to talk to you!

Alternatively, if you would like to request a homeowner information pack please click here. 

Aimee Anderson



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