Cornwall LivingIssue #112

Home for the season

Looking ahead to keep up with the ever-growing demand for Cornish holidays.

There’s no doubt about it – this season has been exceptional for the travel and tourism industry here in the UK. 62% of Brits have chosen to enjoy their main holiday in the UK this year, and with Cornwall in the top three holiday destinations, it’s unsurprising that one of the leading self-catering agencies in the region, Cornish Cottage Holidays, has seen accommodation occupancy levels at capacity for much of the summer.

With over 900 cottages across Cornwall, Cornish Cottage Holidays has over 50 years of experience in holiday letting, but as Commercial Development Manager, Andrew Exelby says: “The season has been unlike any we have experienced before. Throngs of people have been looking to enjoy all Cornwall has to offer… even the world leaders descended on the county this summer, a true honour!”

It’s not just the peak summer months that have proven popular either – bookings for Cornish Cottage Holidays properties for October Half Term are already a massive 25% up. Looking ahead to 2022, the local company is already seeing accelerated numbers of bookings and enquiries, suggesting another momentous year is to come!

With these overwhelmingly positive statistics, for those thinking of letting their holiday home there has never been a better time to start this adventure. But what do people look for in a holiday let in these post-pandemic times? Making your property pet-friendly will definitely add appeal, and properties with hot tubs have also grown in demand. But if a hot tub seems a stretch too far, the top three sought-after features that will set your property in good stead are a little more easily achieved: a garden and outdoor space, a good location within close proximity to the beach, and lastly, good Wi-Fi.

With demand for holiday accommodation outstripping supply, the team at Cornish Cottage Holidays are actively seeking new self-catering properties in Cornwall to add to their portfolio ahead of the 2022 season. If you are considering letting and would like more information on setting up your holiday home, their New Property Consultants would be delighted to help. Whether you are looking for income projections and booking forecasts, advice on helping your property to achieve its full income potential, or a full inventory tick list of everything your holiday home will need, the team would love to hear from you.

Cornish Cottage Holidays

01326 331173