Many people dream of buying a house in the country or near the coast, with outbuildings that can be converted into holiday lets; or of taking over an existing holiday cottage business. Gillean Sangster did it. She moved to Scotland with her husband where they started their own successful holiday cottage business. In this book, she tells you how you can do it too. Contents: Preface; 1. An Introduction; Part One: Setting up the business; 2. Are you ready?; 3. Identifying your guests; 4. Choosing your area; 5. Choosing your property; 6. Building and converting; 7. What you need to provide; 8. Designing, decorating and furnishing your property; 9. Sorting out the finance; 10. The National Tourist Boards; 11. Other quality assurance schemes; 12. Tourism organisations; Part Two: Making a success of your business; 13. Marketing and advertising; 14. Running the business; 15. Providing the service; 16. Keeping up standards; 17. Knowing the regulations; 18. Business matters; 19. Maintaining the momentum; Appendix; Index.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group