Cornwall LivingAutumn 2019

Make your dreams come true

Sometimes it’s hard to find the money to treat yourself to those little extras, but by renting your home through a holiday letting partner like HomeAway, your dreams could soon become a reality.

Has it ever crossed your mind that despite living in the stunning county of Cornwall, you’re not able to fully enjoy the lifestyle it offers or to make the most of your free time? So many of our dreams would be achievable if we had an additional income, without it eating into our free time, and that’s where renting out your home comes into its own.

By using HomeAway’s online earnings calculator you are just minutes away from finding out how much extra cash you could be missing out on. Based on a three bedroom property, with two bathrooms, in a harbourside location such as Porthleven, your home could be earning you £6535* per month (based on the top 10% of properties like yours). Just think what that could buy….

A family holiday

Just imagine a holiday that pays for itself! This may sound too good to be true, but it’s really not. If you are planning a two week family holiday, or indeed a more extended break, your home could be paying you back while you relax with your loved ones. With just a little effort, your house could be transformed into someone else’s dream holiday home, simultaneously earning you money. Everyone’s a winner!

A new kitchen

Is your kitchen crying out for a makeover? Could you go and stay with family and friends over Christmas and New Year? Not only would you get out of doing the cooking, renting out your home could help towards paying for your dream kitchen, all ready for the festive season next year.

Treat your tastebuds

Do you have to travel for work? With the increase in demand for short stays, your business trips could be more lucrative than you think. If you can offer your home over a long weekend or a mid-week break while you’re working away, on your return you could be using that money to treat yourself to a meal at one of Cornwall’s Michelin Star restaurants.

Rediscover your hidden talents
Do you have an empty second home that you only stay in for a few weeks each year? If you were to rent this property out, the money it earns could be put towards retraining, if you fancy a change in career, or rediscovering a favourite hobby or sport.

Save for the future    

Renting out your second home is also a great way of saving for the future. Whether that be contributing towards your children’s further education, saving for a wedding or plumping up your pension pot, every little helps. For example, even if you only have a small pied-a-terre, just three months of rental income could help to cover a year’s tuition fees at one of the UK’s top universities (rental figures are based on the top 10% of one bedroom, one bathroom properties in St Ives).

With Cornwall’s rising holiday market only set to increase year on year, there is no better time to be looking at how your home could be helping you to realise your dream, no matter what that might be. Join the hundreds of thousands of home owners already signed up to HomeAway and unlock your home’s potential. Find out more here.

* Earning potential varies and is not guaranteed. Terms and conditions apply. Please visit for full details.