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On March, 20 2018 by

What’s Included in a Holiday Letting Agency’s Commission?

Are you feeling curious about exactly what you’re paying for when hiring a holiday letting agent? If you’re paying between 18 – 25% commission, with potentially extra fees on top of that for property management, you’ll probably want to know what should be included for those fees. Every holiday letting agency is a little different – and some will even be able to tailor their services to suit your needs. (For example, maybe you need help with the bookings side and some aspects of property management like cleaning or laundry) I’ve been helping people with their own holiday lets for many years now (and I love what I do), which is why I’m going to tell you what you should check will be included in your holiday letting agent’s commission (although you might want to do some of it yourself), below. But first… What are letting agents not telling you? […]

 

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On March, 09 2018 by

An Overview of the Best Holiday Letting Agencies Compared

Looking for a holiday letting agency that you can rely on? If you’re just starting out with your holiday let, there’s so much to think about, and the choices you’re presented with can feel a little overwhelming.   For instance; do you do everything yourself, or do you need an agency that can manage most of the heavy lifting for you? TIP: Ask yourself if you can really manage all of the work yourself. If you ARE looking to list your holiday let yourself online, without the help of an agency, here are 9 of the best holiday letting websites compared. Of course, there’s nothing to stop you taking on all the hard graft – but in my experience, the safer option might be to opt for a holiday letting agency to help; at least when you’re first getting started. So, that’s why I’ve put together this list of the […]

 

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On August, 04 2017 by

Days out in East Lothian: Boat trips from the Seabird Centre North Berwick – a mysterious journey…

After a chance meeting, my future husband introduced me to East Lothian where he was living at the time. Described as the garden of Scotland (and I now know why) and with claims to be the sunniest place in Scotland the region had a lot to live up to and boy it didn’t disappoint! I immediately fell in love with the place but one landmark totally mesmerised me, seemingly calling me to it every time I got even a glimpse of it. Id obviously seen it before many times but spending time in the region and hearing my husband telling me it was the plug for all the seas and oceans and if it was removed all the water on the planet would disappear down it (he’s got quite an imagination) only intrigued me further. This iconic landmark is of course The Bass Rock – a huge trachyte plug with […]

 

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On November, 29 2016 by

Conquering the Jedburgh 3-Peaks Ultramarathon Part 4

Conquering the Jedburgh 3-Peaks Ultramarathon Our resident blogger and all round helper Paul, talks you through one of the biggest challenges of his life! Read on to hear if he succeeded…… Part 4: The Event Introduction The Jedburgh 3-Peaks Ultramarathon: 38 miles and three big big hills. Did I manage it? I’ll tell you this much, nothing is certain when you’re training for an event as gruelling as this. My body seemed to be trying its best to ensure I didn’t. If you’ve read my previous blogs, you’ll have heard me whining on about a calf injury and a load of other things and I rated my chances of finishing at 70/30 against. A trip to the physio, more hours of stretching than I care to remember and some pretty gruelling training in the last few weeks set me up to at least start the Ultra, and that, in the […]

 

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On November, 27 2016 by

Holiday Lets: 4 Reasons Your Guests Will Love a Hot Tub

Are you thinking about investing in a hot tub for your holiday let? A hot tub can seem like a great idea, but they can also come as quite an investment, and you might be wondering what benefits they can really bring to your guests. Holiday let owners usually ask me: “Will they appreciate it?” or: “Will they even use it?” At least, in my experience as a holiday let owner, guests love a hot tub! And if you provide it, the chances are, they will come and enjoy the latest addition to your property – which also has lots of great benefits they’ll love! Below, I’m going to tell you some of the best ways your guests could benefit from a hot tub. 1. A little bit of luxury Holidays are all about making amazing memories, spending quality time with each other, and just generally relaxing – and what […]

 

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On November, 27 2016 by

5 of the Best Tips for Golfing in the Scottish Borders

Planning on the golfing trip of a lifetime to the beautiful and historic Scottish Borders? With so many visually stunning and challenging courses to choose from, it’s no wonder you’re thinking about the Borders as the next place to get your game on. But if it’s your first time experiencing golf in the area, you may be curious about what to expect, and how best to prepare, so you can get the most out of your trip. Here at Lowland Lettings, we have guests coming from all over the world to take advantage of some top notch golf, and a lot of them ask me for a bit of advice beforehand. Below are some of the biggest tips I usually share with them. 1. Plan well in advance This first tip may seem a little obvious, but we’d definitely recommend planning your golfing trip well in advance – especially as […]

 

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On November, 27 2016 by

The Best Golf Gadgets to Help Make the Most of Your Game

Are you thinking about investing in some of the latest golf gear and tech to up your game? Lowland Lettings’ golf ambassador & PGA professional Keith Morgan talks you through some of his favourite golf gadgets.. Golf gadgets can be a lot of fun, and come in all shapes and sizes – I’ve tried many of them, as I’m the biggest gadget lover there is – but which can actually make a difference to your game? You might be surprised how many various bits of tech and golf gear are available on the market these days, and it turns out some are definitely more helpful than others – depending on what you need them for. As a PGA pro and self-proclaimed gadget guru, I’ve rated my top three golf gadgets and tech gear below, so you can get a better idea of what’s on offer and how they can help […]

 

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On November, 27 2016 by

3 of the Best Golf Clubs Reviewed by Pro Golfer Keith Morgan

Are you looking for the best golf clubs to help improve your game? Lowland Lettings’ golf ambassador & PGA professional Keith Morgan reviews some of his most recent favourites below. The days of off-the-shelf golf clubs are long gone, with most golfers now realising that clubs which are properly custom-fitted allow you to play at your best. This is because when it comes to golf, everyone plays a little bit differently – there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ – which is why many people now choose to get a specialist fitting from a PGA pro (which you can read more about below!). That being said, there are still some golf clubs and brands which particularly stand out as delivering amazing quality, performance and playability – so, if you’re looking to invest your money into some quality clubs, it’s worth doing a bit of homework first. As a PGA pro with over 20 years’ […]

 

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On November, 27 2016 by

What to Expect from Your Stay at the Roxburghe Golf Hotel

Are you thinking about booking a golfing break at the Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course? If you love the idea of experiencing a break at a championship golf course, with the opportunity to work in a few rounds in style, the Roxburghe Hotel can seem like a great choice, however, you’re probably still wondering exactly what you’ll get for your money. I’ve heard some fabulous stories from our golfing guests who have experienced not only wonderful days out but also luxurious weekend breaks at Roxburghe, so I know it’s a popular choice – which is why I thought I’d take a closer look at just what you can expect. In this blog post, I’m going to tell you more about some of the Roxburghe Hotel’s best features, other activities you can try during your stay, and also a little bit of background about the hotel and course itself. Why stay […]

 

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On November, 27 2016 by

A Hole-by-Hole Guide to The Roxburghe Golf Course

Are you thinking about playing a round or two at the Roxburghe Golf Course? Lowland Lettings’ golf ambassador takes you for a round at this simply stunning course… The Roxburghe is a large, championship- style parkland golf course which is always kept in immaculate condition, and set in the gorgeous rolling hills of the Scottish Borders – no wonder it’s one of the most popular courses for visitors to the Scottish Borders. But what’s in-store in terms of playability? Well, my father and son are both members there, so I’m fortunate to play it fairly regularly and it is without a doubt the best conditioned course in the Borders. I can also say without a doubt that the Roxburghe is a very fair test of golf with plenty of risk and reward holes! Below, I’m going to use my experience as a PGA pro to provide you with some extra […]

 

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