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Holiday Letting secrets

Our guide to creating a successful holiday let.

We have spoken to our Business Development Manager Hannah who is going to set out the secrets to setting up for success holiday with Best of Suffolk.

Best of Suffolk have been letting holidays in Suffolk for over 18 years and now have over 300 properties so there is no one better person to talk about Holiday Letting secrets is Suffolk than Hannah.

Why is setting up important?

By successfully setting up your property in the best way you can draw in more guests and bookings. The success of your property depends greatly on having a well-defined plan in place before you begin letting. Carefully evaluate not only your own demands but also the expectations and requirement of your guests.

Who are your guests?

Your property’s size, characteristics and location should be taken into consideration when determining what kind of guests your property suites. By doing this, you can add thoughtful details tailored to your typical guests which will enrich their experience.

Larger groups will seek out social spaces to congregate, whilst couples might seek out a cosy quiet nook to relax. Before deciding on your style and layout, keep this in mind.

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Successfully setting up a holiday let is not an easy undertaking, so why not let us guide you in the correct direction?

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First Impressions Count

Upon arrival to their home from home, our guests’ expectations are high. Guests will have developed a visual image and anticipation of how the property will be showcased after looking through the wonderful images on our website.


This is your chance to make guest feel right at home from the moment they step inside – make it count. A warm and inviting property helps to fade away the stresses of the journey, and it’s easy to do.


It doesn’t take much to make your property attractive from the outside; a clean and fresh exterior, good lighting for late arrivals and delightful hanging baskets can make a charming first impression.


Strive to make this space as homely as possible; try to add some personal touches to make it welcoming for your guests.

Make sure there is enough comfy space for every guest to unwind and relax after a long day of exploring Suffolk


The kitchen is very much the heart of the home and the main space for entertaining, even more so when it comes to a self-catering holiday.

With more time on their hands, guests are likely to spend longer in the kitchen then they would at home. Make it an attractive, well-equipped space that everybody can enjoy.

Dining Room

Guests are more likely to take time to sit down and eat together while on holiday, so make your dining area a warm and welcoming place for everyone to enjoy.

Eating together means. Laughing, joking and chatting while reliving the experiences of the day and planning the events of tomorrow.


A good night’s sleep is what everyone desires when on holiday. It is imperative that the furniture and fittings in every bedroom are high in both quality and style.

From a comfortable mattress to matching furnishings, take careful consideration to ensure that your guests wake up on the right side of bed.


The bathroom is another space where guests often spend more time whilst on holiday. Never underestimate the indulgence of a soothing soak after a long day exploring the Suffolk coastline.

Don’t hold back on the quality of your bathroom fittings – treat your quests. Think freestanding baths, rainfall showers and plush towels to further enhance their experience.


Technology is a huge part of everyone’s daily life now. Not offering Wi-Fi or other forms of technology could be the make of break of a potential booking.


Thin of the garden as an extra room to your property, where your guests are going to spend a lot of their downtime during warmer weather.

Finish it off with just as much thought and care as your interior. After all, it may be the first thing a guest sees as they arrive. Even smaller garden spaces can be made welcoming with clever planting and stylish furniture.

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So whether you’re looking for a different holiday letting agency, are starting your holiday letting journey, or are expanding your property portfolio.

Best of Suffolk are here to help, from a free income projection to top tips on holiday let design and inventory, to assisting with information for mortgage applications, to local guidance on the best places to buy – we’ll help you make the best can either email us on or call 017284 40981.