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On November, 08 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 […]

 

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On November, 08 2016 by

How to Qualify Your Property as a Furnished Holiday Let

Need to qualify your property as a furnished holiday let (FHL), but aren’t sure how to go about it? If you own a holiday let, you’ll probably already know there are some benefits for properties that qualify as FHLs, but a lot of holiday let owners I speak to are often concerned or confused about exactly how to qualify their properties, leading to a lot of extra stress! As an owner of multiple holiday lets, this is probably one of the biggest things I get asked about ALL THE TIME – in fact, the tax benefits of an FHL are so important, it can be crucial for many holiday let owners to ensure their properties qualify. So, below, I’m going to try to fill you in on how to ensure your property will qualify as an FHL, so you can enjoy all the benefits that go along with it. How […]

 

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On November, 08 2016 by

How to Maintain Your Holiday Let’s Hot Tub For Guests’ Safety and Enjoyment

Unsure how best to maintain your hot tub for the safety and enjoyment of your guests? Taking good care of your hot tub can seem a little daunting at first; you have to learn the best way to clean it and keep it properly sanitised, then there’s insulating covers, filters and pH levels to worry about. You might be feeling a little lost about where to start! Perhaps you’ve just gone through the involved process of choosing a hot tub for your holiday let, and want to ensure it’s properly maintained and cared for – or maybe you’re still on the fence and want to know more about the maintenance involved before you decide whether to invest in one. Whatever the reason, your guests’ safety should be your utmost concern, and although a hot tub is a great way to add an element of luxury to their stay, there are […]

 

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On August, 30 2016 by

CONQUERING THE JEDBURGH 3 PEAKS ULTRAMARATHON – PART TWO

Strange goings-on in the Jedburgh woods, injury update and how cycling got me into running.

 

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On August, 16 2016 by

7 Easy Tips on How to Promote Your AirBnB Listing

All set up on AirBnB, but still waiting on the bookings flooding in? You’ve spent time coming up with a catchy title, filling out an enticing description, uploading high quality professional images, and getting your pricing spot on for competitive rates – now what? If you’ve taken the time to set up your AirBnB listing just right, you may already know that bookings don’t always magically happen overnight – you also have to promote it.

 

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On August, 08 2016 by

The Jedburgh Marathon and Running Festival – all you need to know

Are you feeling psyched for the Jedburgh marathon and running festival yet? The festival has now become an annual event, and takes place over a weekend in October, with various races and activities for people of all abilities. So, whether you’re interested in taking part yourself, or you feel like going along to support others who are going to be competing and raising money for their chosen charities, Jedburgh welcomes you.

 

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On August, 08 2016 by

Conquering the Jedburgh 3 peaks ultramarathon – part one

After more than a decade of relative inactivity, I fancied getting fit again so I did a crazy thing and entered one of the events at the annual Jedburgh Running Festival, but not just any event – oh no – only the longest and most difficult of them all. So in a few short months, I will (hopefully) be running my first ultra-marathon – specifically the Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon. Here is pretty much everything I knew about the event when I entered: It is 38 miles long – yes that’s thirty-eight miles. It starts and ends at Jedburgh. It is mostly off-road – paths, tracks etc.

 

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On August, 04 2016 by

5 of the Best Cycle Routes Jedburgh Has to Offer

Are you on the lookout for cycle routes in Jedburgh? The Scottish Borders are ideal for bike lovers, and you’ll find Jedburgh is no different when it comes to providing exciting, challenging and scenic trails you’ll love. My guests often bring their bikes when they come to stay, as it’s the perfect area for setting those wheels in action and experiencing that adrenaline rush.

 

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On August, 02 2016 by

5 of the Best Pet-Friendly Cottages in Jedburgh Reviewed

Are you looking for pet-friendly cottages in Jedburgh where you can relax with the WHOLE family? Of course, it goes without saying that it doesn’t feel like a proper holiday without letting them share the experience with you, and according to a study from Frontline, you’re not alone: a third of UK pet owners are willing to spend more on their holiday so that their pets can enjoy it with them! Despite this, sadly not all holiday let owners accept pets. This isn’t necessarily because they don’t get on with the likes of Fluffy or Sparkie, but because some guests can be put off by a self-catering holiday cottage if it’s previous been shared with a dog or other animal – especially if they have young children or allergies.

 

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On July, 28 2016 by

Everything you Need to Know About the Annual Borders Rally

Are you interested in attending the annual Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally? If you’ve never been, you’re in for quite a treat! Every year, the Borders rally kicks off in Jedburgh (as is tradition), with the service area based in Newtown St. Boswells auction mart – and the entire event taking place over one weekend. It’s very exciting the night before the rally, when you hear the roar of the rally cars arriving in Jedburgh for the early start the next day. You can see them driving around the town before and after the race, and the drivers are always so friendly, giving the children a wave as they look on in awe!

 

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