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Dorset Holiday Let

Are you looking to holiday let your property? In this blog our local experts will explain Holiday Let Management options for your Dorset property with Dream Cottages.

Setting up a holiday let can seem daunting. Deciding whether to self-manage a holiday let or to instruct an agency is a dilemma that many owners face. As well as self-managed or fully managed holiday letting, we also offer partially managed services that delivers a happy medium.

Our three managed service levels all benefit from full marketing and booking management along with professional photography to showcase your property in its best light.

Use our quick links to find the holiday let management services for your Dorset property that suits you best. Or, read on for our full guide.

Full Agency
Partially Managed
The Managed Services Team

Self-managed Holiday Let Options for your Dorset Property

Self-managing a holiday let can be a great option if you live in close proximity to the property.

Taking care of the laundry, cleaning and maintenance yourself can be more financially rewarding. This will mean you see a better return on your investment.

That being said, choosing to manage your property yourself can be hugely time-consuming.

You will need to factor in being available for guest changeovers. You will also need to be on hand to respond to any issues that may arise at the property during a guest’s stay.

Our owner-managed properties are still very much part of Dream Cottages’ portfolio.

You will still benefit from full marketing and booking facility, whilst taking care of the holiday let management options for your Dorset Property yourself.

Full Agency Holiday Let Management Options

Dream Cottages can offer you a fully managed holiday letting service options for your Dorset property where we look after every aspect, as part of the holiday let management. We will take care of the laundry and cleaning between guests changeovers.

We will arrange any maintenance works and repairs that may be needed during bookings.

This is a popular option if you don’t live near your holiday let. Living far away can make it tricky to visit the property and respond effectively to guest issues.

You may not have knowledge of the area or tradesman to be able to arrange maintenance works and deal with guests accordingly.

With our fully managed holiday letting service option, a dedicated team of Property Managers will take care of everything for you.  We will be the first point of contact should a guest experience any maintenance issues whilst staying at your property.

Along with professional photography, full marketing and booking facility, our fully managed service makes holiday letting your property a dream.

Partially Managed

Dream Cottages’ partially managed services sit nicely in between the self-managed option and the fully managed holiday letting option when holiday letting your property.

Partial management allows you to take a backseat on things you may not have time for whilst staying in control of the things you want to take care of yourself.

This happy medium option comes with professional photography, full marketing and booking facility.  You then have either the option of cleaning management or property management:

  • Property Management 

We take care of any issues at the property during a guest booking as well as being the first point of contact should anything go wrong or need repairing when it is occupied by a guest. We have contracted tradesmen that are on hand to deal with emergencies and respond to any problems that may arise.

  • Cleaning Management 

We arrange for the laundry and cleaning to be carried out at your property on guest changeover day. Our team of cleaners will be automatically notified when your property has a booking. They will then ensure it is cleaned and guest ready for the next booking.

The Managed Services Team

Our Managed Services Team consist of Housekeeping and Property Managers.

Should you decide to holiday let your property with Dream Cottages, you will be assigned a property manager. They will be responsible for your property and point of contact for maintenance and cleaning.

Some of our Property Managers have been with our team for over 13 years. There’s not much they haven’t encountered in the holiday letting industry!


Of course one of the main factors of Holiday Let Management Options for your Dorset Property will be costs. Upon enquiry, you will receive a pack with the commission rates which you can tailor to your requirements.

For cleaning services, you will receive a personalised quotation based on your property.

Want to know more? Talk to us today on 01305 789000, selecting option 2.

Our Managed Services Team will be happy to discuss all of your options in more detail. We will be on hand to help you find the level of service that’s right for you.