When you think of luxury self-catering holiday accommodation, what crosses your mind? Lavish interiors brimming with plush furnishings? Contemporary kitchens featuring the latest in culinary wizardry? Extravagant extras such as saunas, swimming pools and hot tubs? Or fine silken bedspreads offering a wonderfully comfortable place to rest your head?
Whatever your thoughts on luxury holidays, you can expect all of the above and so much more when you rent a luxury holiday cottage with Sykes Cottages. Our luxury holidays offer opulence and comfort at every turn, providing the perfect base for a romantic break or a week of wellbeing.
If you’re a cottage owner who feels their property could do with some je ne sais quoi, then take a look at our hints and tips on how to transform your tired two-star shack into a sumptuous bolthole fit for a queen. We’ve provided guidance on all manner of modifications that you could make to your cottage to give it the wow factor, from little details to grand new additions that’ll help your property stand out from the crowd. Take a look at our guide to getting that elusive touch of luxury below.
Stick to your theme
Like so many things, consistency is key. From a simple lick of paint to an interior design overhaul, one of the most basic ways to rejuvenate your property and get it looking luxurious is to choose a theme and stick to it. Whether you’re gunning for a lord of the manner style country look, an uber-contemporary woodland hideaway or the look and feel of a charming beach house, the interior of your holiday cottage should consistently carry your design through every room- including the loo. To achieve this, swap out of place furniture for pieces more in keeping with your design scheme and include small details to help bring your rooms to life.
Install a hot tub
Ok, this one may not be for the wallet conscious, but if you can afford it, then installing a hot tub can really add some clout to the appeal of your cottage. Hot tubs are one of the most requested extras which our customers ask for when booking their holiday, and more and more cottage owners are opting to install one to meet this demand. A hot tub offers a night out in itself; somewhere to relax and unwind, but also somewhere for your guests to socialise and have fun. Luxury cottages often feature hot tubs on a decked terrace in the garden, whilst others prefer to put the tub alongside the swimming pool, sauna or gymnasium- wherever you choose, we guarantee your guests will love your new addition!
It’s all about quality and detail
One thing that won’t go unnoticed in a luxury cottage is the quality of your furnishings, fixtures and fittings. By replacing soft furnishings, kitchenware, gadgets and knick-knacks with higher quality items, you’ll already be halfway to creating a luxury home-from-home for your guests. And it doesn’t stop there! Make your lodgers feel loved by leaving a welcome basket, fresh flowers and a bottle of bubbly in the cottage for their arrival, or pop round and give it to them yourself. A luxury cottage is all about style, detail and substance, so show your guests you’ve got all three by following these simple steps.
Whether you’re a newbie in the world of cottage ownership who’s looking for inspiration, a veteran who’d like to earn their property a couple of extra ticks or just someone having a nosey at these beautiful luxury cottages, we hope this proved both helpful and informative. To find out more about our luxury cottage holidays, click here.
Alternatively, if you have a holiday cottage (be it luxury or not) and are interested in joining Sykes Cottages, visit our Cottage Owners page for further details on what we can offer you.