Hints and Tips on Renting a Holiday Cottage for a Short Term Let

Do you need to find a holiday cottage to rent for a short term let of one month to three months?  If so, read on for more information on Country Cottages Online’s hints and tips on how to find a holiday home for a short term let.

Reasons to Rent a Holiday Cottage for a Short Term Let

There are times in life when we all need to find short term accommodation, such as moving house when you need to find stop-gap accommodation before you move in to your new abode, and circumstances like having to move for work (particularly short term contracts) and needing to move back to the UK from abroad.  Whatever your reasons for needing to find short term accommodation, if you’re in need of a place to stay for 1 month, 2 months or 3 months, the idea of renting a holiday cottage can be an attractive option.

How Long can Holiday Cottages be Rented for?

The length of time that you are able to rent a holiday cottage for, will very much depend on your needs, the availability of the relevant holiday home and the willingness of the cottage owner to negotiate.

Bear in mind that sometimes it may be possible to rent a holiday cottage for a large chunk of time that you need but many holiday homes will already have advance bookings, so It’s important to consider whether it is possible for you to rent one place for most of the time but not all of the time that you require or whether this would be a deal-breaker for you.

What time of year can you rent a Holiday Cottage for a Short Term Let?

Short term lets in holiday cottages are most commonly available outside of the peak season summer months, meaning that you have most chance of finding and securing a short term let in the winter, autumn or spring.  

Times of year such as Christmas and summer you are likely to struggle to find a holiday home for a short term let, unless you are willing to pay the asking price for the peak period.

What Agreement do I need?

If renting any holiday home, you should be provided with and agree to a holiday let agreement by the owner or agency.  A holiday let agreement can also be used for short term lets in most cases, be sure to check all the terms for accuracy and to check that all terms are acceptable to you before signing or agreeing to a holiday let agreement.


Where can I find Holiday Accommodation for Short Term Lets?

Country Cottages Online has a page of properties that welcome bookings for short term lets.

Remember to use the filters to find suitable properties such as dog-friendly and family-friendly places to stay and to find cottages by occupancy.


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