Lowland Lettings Blog

On July, 26 2016 by

5 of the Best Jedburgh Campsites

Are you planning on going on a camping trip in Jedburgh? The pretty market town of Jedburgh is located just 10 miles from the English border, and is therefore the ideal stop-off point for a spot of camping – it’s also a great camping destination all on its own! Personally, we love camping in our own garden and have a huge 12-man tent pitched as soon as the sun makes an appearance (despite freezing on many occasions!), as there’s just something so exciting for kids (and adults) about camping or staying in a caravan. So, whether you’re pitching your tent or taking your caravan along for the journey, here are five Jedburgh campsites you might want to experience:


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On July, 21 2016 by

Advertising Holiday Lets: How to List a Property on Booking.com

Are you thinking of advertising your holiday let on Booking.com? When it comes to advertising holiday lets, property listings site Booking.com is one of the places I’ve personally seen the most success with (including lots of lovely overseas bookings!). The site currently displays around 925,405 properties worldwide, including 439,942 holiday rentals on sister site Villas.com – so the main attraction in listing a property here is the sheer amount of business and power Booking.com has under its belt, making it almost definitely worth your while.


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On July, 19 2016 by

How to Advertise Your Holiday Home on HolidayLettings.co.uk

Are you interested in advertising your holiday home on HolidayLettings.co.uk? Run by TripAdvisor, Holiday Lettings is one of my all-time favourite sites when listing properties, and I’ve personally seen a lot of success with it – as it produces plenty of traffic. It’s also a free to list site (although you pay 3% processing fee on each booking), and the company sends out reviews to each guest, which then filter through to both TripAdvisor and Flipkey – which is very handy when establishing a good online reputation! TIP: The only thing to remember here is that like a lot of ‘free to list’ sites, guests will end up paying an extra booking fee of up to 12% – and are usually blissfully unaware they’re having to pay extra! (Not applicable if you pay £349 for a listng)


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On July, 14 2016 by

The Best Holiday Lettings Free Listing Websites Reviewed

Are you interested in listing your property on holiday lettings free listing websites? From experience of running my own holiday lets, I can confidently say that free holiday let listing sites are definitely worth the trouble – in fact, you can often get just as much attention from them as you can expect from paid ones! Free listing sites are also particularly helpful if you’re on a limited budget, and you never know – if you get the booking, you could save up to 25% in fees – which is a welcome little boost to your business!


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On July, 07 2016 by

Free Property Listing Sites: What to Avoid When Listing a Holiday Let

Are you ready to list your holiday let online for lots of lovely guests to find? Once you’ve done all the hard work of getting your holiday let up and running, and ready for paying visitors, one of the first things many holiday let owners do is head to the plethora of free property listing sites online. After all, what have you got to lose, right? However, not everyone quite gets the hang of creating amazing listings for their properties first time – in fact, as a holiday let owner myself, I’ve seen some shockers over the years!


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On July, 05 2016 by

Where is the Best Accessible Holiday​ Accommodation in Jedburgh?

Are you on the hunt for accessible holidays in Jedburgh? According to the latest government statistics, there are currently over 11 million people in the UK living with a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability, yet finding accessible accommodation can still be a frustrating struggle. Of course, it’s so important that everyone – regardless of ability – has the opportunity to experience amazing holidays and make memories they’ll treasure for years to come, which is why I’ve gone on the lookout for some of the best accessible accommodation in Jedburgh.


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On June, 30 2016 by

The 5 Best B&Bs in Jedburgh Reviewed

Planning a stay in Jedburgh, and in need of a decent B&B? Having been in the holiday letting business for many years now, I know that finding the right accommodation can either make or break your stay. After all, there’s nothing worse than arriving for a weekend away, only to have to clean up as soon as you get there – or put up with noisy neighbours when you’re supposed to be relaxing on a stress-free romantic break!


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On June, 28 2016 by

Practical Health and Safety for Your Holiday Let [Full Checklist]

Looking for practical health and safety tips for your holiday let? I know that running a holiday let can be stressful at the best of times, and it’s so easy to get paranoid about whether or not your guests are going to be 100% safe whilst spending time in your property – if you’re anything like me, you always worry about whether you’ve overlooked something! There’s also a lack of specific legislation in some areas of general health and safety when it comes to holiday lets, although owners have a general duty of care to ensure guests are not put in any danger during their stay.


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On June, 23 2016 by

The Ultimate Gas Safety Checklist for Your Holiday Let

Unsure on the ins and outs of gas safety for your holiday let? If your holiday let contains gas appliances (either mains gas or LPG gas) it’s your legal responsibility to ensure these are well-maintained with annual checks and the correct alarms fitted in the event that anything does go wrong. However, I find it alarming that not all holiday let owners are fully up-to-speed on the latest gas safety regulations and the required checks they need to carry out on their properties.


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On June, 22 2016 by

The Spirit of Scotland Travel Pass – Your Rail Ticket to Scotland

There really is no more rewarding way to travel around Scotland than by train is there? You can sit back, kick off those walking boots, take in some of the world’s most stunning scenery and visit some pretty amazing destinations. Scotland’s railway network travels to all seven Scottish cities and plenty of places in between – see the full map here. And with some great value passes available – whats stopping you? All aboard! Let’s take a look at some great value passes available from ScotRail – Scotland’s railway operator – shall we?


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