How to Start and Run a Holiday Cottage Business: 2nd edition: A practical guide to buying and letting holiday houses

How to Start and Run a Holiday Cottage Business: 2nd edition: A practical guide to buying and letting holiday houses

by Gillean Sangster (Author)

Synopsis

Many people dream of buying a house in the country or near the coast, with outbuildings that can be converted into holiday lets; or of taking over an existing holiday cottage business. Gillean Sangster did it. She moved to Scotland with her husband where they started their own successful holiday cottage business. In this book, she tells you how you can do it too.

Contents: Preface; 1. An Introduction; Part One: Setting up the business; 2. Are you ready?; 3. Identifying your guests; 4. Choosing your area; 5. Choosing your property; 6. Building and converting; 7. What you need to provide; 8. Designing, decorating and furnishing your property; 9. Sorting out the finance; 10. The National Tourist Boards; 11. Other quality assurance schemes; 12. Tourism organisations; Part Two: Making a success of your business; 13. Marketing and advertising; 14. Running the business; 15. Providing the service; 16. Keeping up standards; 17. Knowing the regulations; 18. Business matters; 19. Maintaining the momentum; Appendix; Index.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 292
Edition: 2
Publisher: How To Books
Published: 25 May 2007

ISBN 10: 1845281934
ISBN 13: 9781845281939

Media Reviews
'This excellent 'how to...' book should be a first investment for anyone considering running a self-catering business. It is also essential reading for those already running establishments, with the chapters on 'keeping up standards' and 'maintaining the momentum' being particularly valuable. There will also be a readership for those who simply need to know how self-catering works, like those new to the Trade, and tourism students. David Smythe, Chairman, Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers 'Practical and down-to-earth guidance for prospective holiday cottage owners.... The perfect guide for people looking for a change of lifestyle and hoping to establish their own holiday cottage business.' Catering Manager
Author Bio
Gillean Sangster is also co-author of The Downshifter's Guide to Relocation.