Devon Property Management Company

Buying a holiday home, why choose Devon?


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

When looking at purchasing a holiday home, location is key. Devon is one of the most popular destinations within the UK for holidaymakers going on short breaks, or family holidays.
So, why is Devon such a tourist attraction hotspot and popular holiday home investment?

We'll be looking at some of the main factors that people consider when deciding on their holiday home in Devon and the South West. Buying a holiday home is really only the first step in getting your investment off the ground; professional holiday home property management is the crucial glue that will cement its future success.

Properties in Devon are often superbly built and can be in wonderful locations, but property management is the key to growing that investment. Holiday homes need to be continually maintained for your visitors in order to remain competitive and also to stay functional and up-to-date. As many of the properties are cottages, which can be older and less functional – you need to ensure the basics are covered: plumbing, electrics, technology: as well as keeping the traditional, classic, comfortable feel that holidaymakers love.
Location is where you need to think strategically. Where do you want to be? If you decide to rent the property, is it in a location that will be desirable to others? These are two important questions you need to ask yourself before purchasing. Devon is a large county and one of the most desired locations is by the sea (Salcombe, Dartmouth or Brixham for example) or estuary, or perhaps the small villages around Dartmoor and Exmoor. All these options for property rental make Devon a top destination for a lot of tourists from both within the UK and from overseas. First Great Western offers easily accessible transport, with good connections from London Paddington. Driving to and from Devon is relatively easy, routes to consider are: M5, A303, A30 and the A38.

The main reason most people choose to have a break is to relax. Devon is the centre of relaxation, peace and quiet that the whole family can enjoy, even the family dog! But ensuring your guests have that relaxing break is crucial, so broken toilets, unreliable heating, no replacement light bulbs, or dirty floors might spoil your long-term investment. Not everyone has the know-how or time to maintain a rental property and manage it accordingly, yet it is key.

Finding the right company is important for your peace of mind, and also for the convenience of your guests and visitors. Montagu South West are proud of our property refurbishment and property management services. Nothing is more important than knowing your beloved holiday home is well looked after and maintained. If you have any enquiries about any of our services, please contact us further.

Montagu South West offer a full property management service, pro-active mainenance or reactive maintenance with all of the above points and more: we can also take a holiday home refurbishment off your hands, completing it on time and on budget. Click to see some of our property management case studies. If you'd like to ask us a question, or you have an enquiry, get in touch today. Don't forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter!