Winter can be a tricky time for holiday lets, with many people choosing to stay at home to celebrate the festive season. However, with a little bit of effort and some advanced planning, you should be able to tempt guests away from home and ensure your property is fully booked this Christmas.
If the photos in your property listing are all sun drenched summer pictures, prospective guests may struggle to imagine what the property will look like in the winter months. Alongside those blue skies and bright colours, make sure you have pictures of a few wintry scenes to get guests in the festive mood. If your property has a fire or a wood burner, get it roaring and then take some snaps of a few glasses of red wine or a cup of team in front of the flames. If it snows, grab your camera and capture the winter views so you can give your guests a good idea of what to expect from their seasonal stay.
Giving your property a festive makeover will help it to feel welcoming, warm and seasonal when your guests arrive this Christmas. Invest in an artificial tree that you can use again and again and put a few lights and decorations up around the property. Even if your guests aren’t feeling very festive, this extra effort will show them that you care about their stay and your property.
When it’s cold and wet outside, the number of activities available in the local area can be limited. Give your guests a bit of winter inspiration by listing fun and exciting things to do in all weathers. Find out if there are Christmas markets, carol concerts or other seasonal events taking place and get in touch with local cultural centres to see what’s on. The more you can list on your site, the more likely it is your cottage will be fully booked this Christmas.
If there’s one thing we all want on a cold winter night, it’s to be warm and cosy. Adding a few lamps to your cottage and making sure the soft furnishings are plush and sumptuous will help your holiday let to feel that little bit more welcoming. If there are any issues with poor central heating or poor insulation, make sure you get them sorted in time for the winter season.
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