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Short Lets as an Owner

Alternatively, a Cotswolds short term let is an ideal base for new owners waiting for their next home to be renovated and ready. With home restoration and improvements showing no sign of letting up, many people need somewhere with great facilities for the short-term. And it’s a lot less costly, and a lot more homely, than a hotel for all the family!

Many people re-locate to the Cotswolds who are looking for a short-term base for their search without longer term commitment as well. There’s even those who literally want to try before they buy in the area as well!

Finally, let’s not forget the Cotswolds is the UK’s largest Area of Natural Beauty, so tourism plays a big part in local economy. For anyone visiting for more than three or four weeks, a short term-let in the Cotswolds is an affordable option. And with the rise of companies like Airbnb, people are much more inclined to look for a holiday home over a hotel. Especially if that property is in or near one of the many beautiful little towns scattered throughout the Cotswolds.

All of this is great news if you’re an owner, because you can really put your short term let in the Cotswolds to work for you. And there’s no-one better positioned to help you achieve that than the Cotswold Letting Agency.

Short Lets as a Tenant

Just how short is a short term let? Well, as a rule it’s usually for six months or less. For this reason, there aren’t usually a lot of these properties on the market, as both landlords and tenants prefer to either bank on something more long term, or utilise the flexibility of a holiday let structure. After all, not many people want to go through the moving process too often; landlords often like the stability of a reliable long-term tenant.

So why do people and owners opt for short term lets in the Cotswolds? For a surprising range of reasons, as it turns out! Spanning several counties and home to major towns – with great travel links to boot – the Cotswolds is a large catchment area for working people. Those in the area starting a new role or contract work are ideally suited to short term lets in the Cotswolds.

If you’re interested, take a look at our short term rentals in the Cotswolds online and if you can’t find something, then give our team a call on 01993 684572.

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