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If you’re looking to invest, or have property in and around Lyme Regis to holiday let, you’re probably wondering what makes the perfect holiday cottage?

For guests, the feeling of a holiday is like an extended Christmas – the chance to escape the every day. Paired with the people they love, you’ll need to make sure your property has truly beautiful and comfortable surroundings.

Read on for the Lyme Bay Holidays guide to making the perfect holiday cottage.


Low-quality furniture, tired decors and uncomfortable beds can all conspire to make your guests’ holiday something of a nightmare.

By investing top quality appliances, long lasting bedding and durable furniture, it can really make all the difference.

If you’re looking to holiday let year-round you’ll need to ensure your furnishings can withhold wear and tear. By carrying out regular maintence, replacing tired items and freshening up paint, your guests will thank you.

This will reflect in your property’s feedback with families and couples wanting to visit again.


Above all else, the location of your holiday cottage is the most important aspect you need to consider.

Planning on spending plenty of time at the beach? Ensure that your cottage has a view out over the ocean. Consider yourself more a countryside explorer? Pick a secluded spot with Devon’s beautiful countryside at your doorstep.

Remember, this is your property too so invest in the place you want to spend more time in. Lyme Regis has superb links to local towns and cities, so guests are only a short drive away from adventure.

Home comforts

Holidays are about relaxing, so guests won’t want to settle for a holiday cottage which lacks the comfort and familiarity of home.

The perfect holiday cottage is one with all the comforts of home and that means deep, luxurious sofas, premium bedding and light, bright décor. It makes staying in a holiday cottage feel less like staying in a stranger’s home and more like being at home.


One of the very best things about taking a holiday within the UK is the fact that you can enjoy its incredible scenery, history and culture with pets too.

By making your holiday cottage pet-friendly, you’re enabling so many more guests the opportunity to holiday in your property.

By including a bowl, towel and treats you’ll make your holiday let the perfect holiday cottage for pets.

Reflect your needs

The perfect holiday cottage should reflect you and your needs. Whether you want to surround yourself with historic charm or striking modernity, you should expect to find a holiday cottage which suits you down to the ground.