Self Catering in The Lake District

Self Catering in The Lake District
Lake District Holiday Cottages

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Self Catering in The Lake District - An Owners Perspective

Whe we started our Self Catering Cottages in The Lake District in June 2006, we really didn't expect to be quite as busy as we have been.

I t all started when we decided that the Children required th best education possible and we needed to fund it. No mean feat in The United Kingdom where there is no substantial assistance available for any parent to help fund a private education.

The first step was to ask our exisitng tennants, who had been with us for 6 months, to leave the property at the end of May so that we could do it up ready for openeing in June.

Secondly we had to decide how to market our property. An Agent would have seemed to be a good idea. But with agency fees from 18% to 39% we felt that we could do it ourselves much more successfully. was born. It now receives up to 300 page hits every day in the summer and we have been fully booked up to now. This was in no small part as a consequence of receiving a 5 Star rating from Visit Britain.

We are now fully booked to the end of October and have just received another short term booking for Novemeber. Many people do not realise how beautiful the Lake District is throughout the year, and with the added advantage that we take pets, we are a perfct and relaxing place to visit.
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