Devon LivingIssue #02
Letting with the experts
We catch up with Blueriver Cottages, experts when it comes to holidays in south Devon.
Based in south Devon and part of the Original Cottages brand, Blueriver Cottages is an authority when it comes to holiday lets in this beautiful part of Devon. Indeed, over the last year alone Blueriver added 20 new properties to its already-impressive portfolio of more than 200, meaning this local agency now boasts its greatest selection of self-catering accommodation to date!
“…their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, and properties that are well loved and cared for will often see the same visitors returning year after year!”
With offices in Salcombe, Dartmouth, Torquay and Kingsbridge, the team really are experts when it comes to this beautiful part of the West Country, especially the main locations like Salcombe, Dartmouth and Torquay. What’s more, as a trusted brand, each year they welcome back literally thousands of regular visitors who love to stay in the area, aiming to offer them the greatest selection of high-quality holiday cottages.
A key factor in Blueriver’s success is certainly its backing by a much larger company – Original Cottages. To Blueriver’s property owners, this means a much stronger, broader promotion than a local agent would normally be able to offer and ultimately, that means more bookings and more return on investment!
However hands-on (or off) you want to be when it comes to your property, Blueriver can accommodate, making it much easier for you to market your property, taking bookings and payments on your behalf. Indeed, they can do as much or as little to aid the running of your investment as you need, whether you want them to handle changeovers and housekeeping, or manage the property completely – it’s entirely up to you!
Interested to learn more about the rewards of letting out your property, we speak with Portfolio Development Manager at Blueriver, Melanie Toms, who tells us: “As well as bringing extra income, owners who act as ‘hosts’, getting actively involved in the property’s management, find that they really enjoy helping holidaymakers enjoy the best of our beautiful area. These owners also tend to find their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, and properties that are well loved and cared for will often see the same visitors returning year after year!
“It’s something that we encourage too. After all, developing long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our owners is something that has enabled us to flourish as a business and keeps our customers coming back.”
"...their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, and properties that are well loved and cared for will often see the same visitors returning year after year!"