If you have a property you are interested in letting out as holiday accommodation please get in touch with us. We offer a comprehensive management service which is ideal for owners who live outside the area. Below you will see more of the services we offer.
Your property is your asset and in some cases it's also your own holiday home and we undertand the immense leap of faith to put its care in the hands of other people. Our guiding principle is that we would look after it as if it were our own.
The most important thing for us is to build a strong and enduring relationship with property owners built upon a foundation of mutual trust. So, we are not trying to grab properties in a mad dash to boost inventory. We would rather find clients who share our values and commitment to high quality accommodation, good service and ethical work practices.
We came to The English Riviera in 2004 and took over a sad and run down B&B which over time we turned into the multi award winning Five Star Somerville.
Whilst there we started Torquay Holiday Lettings and began managing holiday lets for owners. Shortly afterwards we invested in a property of our own. Then, in 2016, we decided to concentrate full time on holiday lettings and so we sold The Somerville and bought The Muntham Apartments and set about transforming it from a very tired set of accommodation to five star luxury properties.
Along the way we increased the number of clients we worked with and developed the services we offered.
Today, we have a small portfolio of properties that are all close to the centre of Torquay. As business owners we are very hands on and personally supervize all aspects of the operation including the cleaning
Despite many challenges that come its way, Torquay has continued to be one of the UK's top holiday destinations.
Each generation needs to re-invent the product somewhat and so it was that the shared bathrooms of the boarding houses of the fifties and sixties gave way to the ensuite bedrooms of the eighties and nineties. And now in the twenties there has been a massive growth in chic self catering leaving memories of coin meters and drab interiors far behind.
2021 has seen an explosion in the number of holiday lets in Torquay and on one famous site there are just short of one thousand listed. This means that going forward there will possibly be a short term over supply when foreign holidays resume.
Consequently, anyone investing in holiday lets now has to do so with a long term commitment and needs to choose carefully who promotes and manages the property. Beware of some platforms that use dynamic pricing which all too often leads to price dumping. It enables the platforms to earn revenue but leaves property owners with little profit and often undesirable guests.
When choosing a property some things will be crucial. The location is vitally important. Some locations simply aren't cut out to be holiday areas. Parking is still vital. Guests will often pass over properties even where parking is available on the street outside. Some other things are a plus such as outside space and sea views.