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How to make money from your holiday home

How to make money from your holiday home

Buying a holiday home is of course a big investment so many people quite rightly wonder if they can make money from their holiday home. And the answer is yes! Buying a holiday home is a luxury that can have both personal and financial benefits.

First and foremost, investing in your own holiday home saves you money in the long run compared to holidaying abroad or in hotels because:

  • You can save money on travel expenses such as flights and baggage costs
  • You aren’t affected by fluctuating seasonal price hikes
  • You can invite family and friends on holiday at no extra cost

But additionally, here at Encore Parcs we run a managed letting scheme so you can let out your holiday home when you’re not using it. This allows you to offset your initial investment and running costs such as site fees and maintenance costs.

Tips for letting out your holiday home

Location, location, location

Owning a holiday let in the UK has definite perks, especially due to the rising popularity of staycations. As the homeowner, travelling to and from the property will be easier and cheaper; whether the travel is for leisurely trips or necessary visits, it’s a perk to be closer to your holiday home. However, to make money from your holiday home you’ve got to make sure that it’s in a great holiday location. Luckily, our range of holiday parks are all in prime locations such as Cornwall, Devon, Berkshire and Northern Ireland so you should have no problem generating interest.

Holiday home essentials

Holidaymakers, especially in the UK, now expect a true home away from home. That means you’ll need to include all the holiday home essentials such as quality appliances, a speedy internet connection, hot water and good heating. However, it’s good practice to offer more than that. Comfort is also key for holiday makers seeking a UK holiday so you should make sure that your holiday home includes quality furnishings such as towels and toiletries so they can truly enjoy their stay. At Encore Parcs, we offer a diverse range of luxury holiday homes that typically offer around 800sq ft of modern living space, full with all the integrated appliances one is accustomed to in a modern home. Working in hand with some of the leading Park Home manufacturers in Europe, we offer exceptional energy-efficient homes with eco-friendly appliances. We also offer the option for you to bespoke design your dream holiday home. Choosing everything from work surfaces to the bathroom tiles, you can make your holiday home an attractive prospect for those in search of a holiday let.

Make the most of your listing

When listing your holiday home, whether that’s on booking.com, Airbnb or somewhere else, really make the most of your description. Yes people will want to see pictures of the home they’re thinking about renting, but they want more than that. Make sure to include information about any on-site park facilities such as swimming pools, restaurants and play areas. But also include information about the surrounding area. What is your holiday home close to? Pubs? Restaurants? Shops? Beaches? Are there good transport links? Any points of interest nearby? No matter which of our holiday parks you choose to buy your holiday home in, they’re all close to beautiful villages and towns with lots of things to enjoy during your and their holiday!

To find out more about buying your own holiday home or to get more information about our managed letting scheme contact us at Encore Parcs.