During 2021 we visited many amazing locations around all around Cornwall, places that are rich in Cornish history. Whilst exploring we have captured some images that have a story to tell...
Built in 1435 the old quay in Newlyn is a medieval quay and was the final port of the famous mayflower on its voyage to America, stopping of to pick up fresh water. Built to protect the harbour from wild sees and even wilder pirates, over the centuries Newlyn and neighbouring Penzance were victims of countless pirate raids, continuing until the late 1800’s. The old quay is no longer in use for commercial fishing as Newlyn has expanded its harbour and become one of the largest working harbours in the UK.
We can give you 18 reasons to join us here at Porth Holidays! Our fully managed package is a comprehensive service that allows owners to have stress-free, enjoyable and profitable holiday letting experience. Each reason we have listed will leave you feeling confident your property is being looked after to the highest standards, keeping guests coming back each year. Leaving you with absolutely nothing to worry about, let us take care of everything.
1. No fees until we get your property booked!
Here at Porth Holidays we are exceptionally proud of the management service we offer to our property owners. You pay nothing until we get your first booking and our commission is super low at just 9%! Keep reading to find out what else is included ...
Owners tend to be apprehensive about allowing pets into their home. However, they rarely cause any issue at all, as long as you’ve made an effort to do a little pup proofing around the house you will be able to offer a holiday for the whole family, increasing your bookings and income!
Starting from the bottom
Carpets! Let's be honest its inevitable there will be an accident at some point, so it may pay to get rid of the carpets at least on the ground floor perhaps. A lot of holiday let owners ask to keep the pups downstairs allowing them to have nice cosy carpets in the bedrooms upstairs. Keeping carpets is risky as they will hold odours and fur causing extra cleaning time, and time is money so it may pay to look for alternative floor coverings. High quality laminate with good scratch resistance is a great cost-effective option.
Fistral - Newquay
The world famous Fistral beach, arguably the most popular beach for surfing in Cornwall. Plenty of facilities for a day out including surfboard hire, cafes and a nearby golf course. Dogs are allowed here all year round and there is a 250-space car park.
Lanhydrock house and garden
This 19th century Victorian country house is one of the most impressive estates in Cornwall - Vibrant gardens set within picturesque woodland just outside of Bodmin. Throughout the gardens you will find Rhododendrons, Camelias, Magnolia trees all looking their best in spring and early summer time! Fancy speeding things up a bit? You can hire bikes on site and take in the scenery by zooming around one of their many cycling trails! This historic house and its immaculate gardens are well worth a visit.
When setting up a holiday let the list of things to do can seem endless, so we have put together some helpful information in this blog, it includes a list of the requirements you must have that will allow you to let your property, safely and legally to cover yourself and your guests.
Gas/oil safety certificate
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 require testing of all gas appliances by a Gas Safe registered installer. Including oil heating systems and boilers.
When to renew – By law annually
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Dog friendly beaches
Legal requirements for holiday letting
10 features to Guarantee more bookings
Cornwalls Historic fishing harbours
Top spots for art lovers
Rainy day activities
Restaurants with a view
Cornish bucket list
How we advertise our properties
The Great Cornish Gardens
Pet proofing tips!
A picture is worth a thousand words
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Holiday letting photography guide