The holiday let market in the UK is booming, and it’s predicted to grow even further post Covid-19. This is due to people wanting to avoid busy hotels and the hassle of travel restrictions. Even before the pandemic and outside of peak times, the UK attracted a huge number of tourists. The UK had 3.2 million foreign visitors in November 2019 followed by a further 2.9 million in December. Tourists need somewhere to stay, and the need for more comfortable, homely accommodation has seen a spike in requests for short term lets over the last few years.
Now is a great time to invest in UK holiday lets. As the value of the British pound continues to fluctuate, we can assume more overseas visitors will want to visit the UK to capitalise on the exchange rates once travel restrictions are lifted.
Additionally, more Brits are choosing to holiday within the country. According to the UK Tourism Statistics 2019, there were over 118.6 million domestic tourist visits in 2018, with an average length of stay of 3 nights.
Travellers want somewhere relaxing and luxurious to unwind after a long day of sight-seeing and having fun. Platforms such as Booking.com and Airbnb saw the gap in the market for cheaper and more convenient alternatives to hotels.
Landlords up and down the UK can capitalise on the ever-growing trend as well, but only the best properties attract high interest. Holiday let furnishings are essential in providing guests with a quality stay. To help boost the appeal of your property, we’re going to help you decide what holiday let furnishings you need to make for a successful serviced accommodation property.
A Sofa Bed
Sofa beds expand the interest of one-bed holiday lets from single travellers and couples to small families. Holiday breaks can be expensive for families, and two-bed serviced apartments may be out of some people’s budgets. By having a sofa bed, the living room can be instantly transformed into another bedroom, meaning parents can bring their child along knowing there’s somewhere safe and comfortable for them to sleep.
By installing a sofa bed, you can also maximise space and keep to your holiday let furnishings budget. Couches and beds are usually two of the largest items you’ll find in any property. A sofa bed saves on having to purchase both and frees up more room in your rental property.
Multipurpose furniture gets a lot of use, so it’s important to invest in a durable sofa bed that will last for many years. Our own range of sturdy and comfortable sofa beds are built to last, browse our collection to find the perfect look for your interior.
Kitchen & Bathroom Essentials
Holiday lets have a lot to live up to. When someone rents a serviced apartment, it’s meant to feel like a home away from home as opposed to an average hotel room. Essential kits add a touch of refinement to properties while also covering the needs of your guests.
According to Wizzcash, the cost of a meal for two in a top UK city can cost up to £64, which adds up to £192 over the course of an average three-night stay. Because of this, some people would prefer to do their own cooking.
To add extra appeal to your short term let, don’t forget to purchase a kitchen set with the rest of your holiday let furnishings. This gives your guests a chance to save money with a romantic night-in over a night-out, and it shows how much thought you’ve put into your accommodation.
Bathroom sets are another way to put a luxurious stamp on a holiday let property. Your guests will want a bathroom that’s clean, cared for and has everything they need such as soft towels and practical ceramics. The right bathroom set can provide the perfect finishing touch at a low price, so take a look at our range.
Even though holiday lets are only used for a few days at a time, your guests won’t appreciate living out of a suitcase during their stay. Wardrobes and a chest of drawers might not seem like obvious holiday let furnishings, but they’re important at setting the right tone for your guests.
You’ll also want to minimise clutter in the living area. Cabinets and TV units provide guests with a place to store books, games, CDs and magazines so they are out of the way. Browse our range of collections featuring everything from bedsides to dressing tables.
When looking at holiday let furnishings, don’t be afraid to pick up a few accessories. People choose serviced apartments over hotels because they want a more homely experience, so you should always furnish your property as if it was an actual home.
Scatter cushions are a great and inexpensive way to bring a little more comfort and style to your property. When used correctly, they add colour and texture to a room without taking anything away from the rest of the interior.
Artwork is another key accessory. LOFT has a collection of contemporary art available at a reasonable price that helps create a unique sense of style to your holiday let. The right piece can also stick in a person’s mind, which is exactly what you need your serviced accommodation to do. Remember, potential guests will probably look at a few apartments before deciding on one, so making yours memorable with a special display piece can only work in your favour.
All Your Holiday Let Furnishings in One Place
Your choice of holiday let furnishings can make or break your property investment. LOFT can help ensure you have the right furniture and decor for long-term success.
Our team has extensive experience in the holiday let sector, and our years of insight gives us all the knowledge we need to help you. We have a trained delivery & installation team who will deliver your products to you on time, will assemble and install your furniture, before taking away and recycling the packaging and any other pieces you’re replacing.
What’s more, we understand how important the visual aspects are when promoting your holiday let. This is why we also offer a bespoke property staging service so you can show your rental off to its full potential.
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