How to make seasonal changes to your holiday home

Discover the seasonal changes you should be making to your holiday home.

Spring Cleaning at your holiday home

  • Fresh flowers
  • Easter Eggs 
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Power wash all patio stone-work
  • Clear gutters of debris
  • Check all kitchen utensils, make sure enough plates, glasses, cutlery etc.
  • Re-decorate inside and out where necessary
  • Clear ponds
  • Check all hot tubs/swimming pools 
  • Check outdoor furniture 

When spring comes along there is a flurry of new smells, a blossoming of fresh flowers and an extra special hop and a skip in your step. We know when Spring is upon us and it is easy to make small changes to turn your holiday cottage into a Spring special. 

Fresh flowers from the garden with a deep clean to polish off the winter blues can leave your property with a new lease of life, like a fresh lick of paint bringing new energy to a room. 

There’s a reason they call it ‘Spring Cleaning’ don’t hold back and be bold in making changes to upgrade your property. Spring is the time to unearth the nooks and crannies, lift up the sofa and pull back the drawers to discover any clumps of dust or hidden buttons that were lost a lifetime ago. 

Holiday Home Summer makeover

  • Make sure the garden is looking good
  • Clean the BBQ
  • Update your beach equipment 
  • Add picnic blanket
  • Introduce picnicware
  • Keep the lawn tidy

As you move closer to Summer as the sun rises early and sets late in the night you have plenty of time to prepare for the rush of peak summer in the holiday industry. We know you rolled your sleeves up for Spring cleaning but now is time to tackle the garden and outside area to make sure your guests can enjoy the beautiful space you have so perfectly prepared for them. Cut the grass (frequently) and regularly clean the BBQ that has laid dormant throughout winter. Remove the rust from the garden furniture and upgrade your beach equipment, so guests do not find any creepy crawlies that made a home in the bucket and spades over Christmas ready for guests to enjoy a trip to the beach. It’s the small things that make a difference and provide that extra special touch that’ll remind a guest to leave a positive review and catapult your property into additional bookings going forward. 

Autumn Updates at your cottage 

  • Halloween party
  • Change of throw / pillow colours to be more autumnal
  • Info for Autumn activities
  • Check wood burners and fires are ready
  • Autumnal themed welcome packs

Autumn may mean leaving Summer behind and welcoming wet and windy walks rather than BBQ’s on the beach but it is also a time for cosy evenings cuddling on the sofa in front of the fireplace with a new blanket and dressing up for Halloween and howling at the moon. We are not saying you need to buy a whole new house but adding an autumnal coloured throw or replacing the cushions can create a warm and homely atmosphere perfect for holidaying in the autumn. 

Holiday Property Winter wonderland 

  • Christmas Tree/decorations
  • New Years party
  • Christmas markets
  • Check kitchen appliances
  • Check pots, pans etc. 
  • Christmas table decorations 
  • Themed welcome pack

Get ready for Christmas parties, large dinners around the grand dining room table and Secret Santa bringing you the joys of socks and Lynx Africa. Christmas is a wonderful time, and preparing your holiday cottage for Christmas is a wonderful and thoughtful thing that’ll set your guests at ease from the moment they walk in the door. 

A well decorated Christmas tree, holly & ivy draped across the mantle piece or fairy lights on the porch offer a touch of home that’ll make the difference between 4 stars and 5 stars when guests are writing a review. If you are an owner that lives nearby or knows the area well it can be a great addition to the welcome pack to let your guests know about any Christmas markets or carol services that are taking place in the area.