Furnishing your holiday cottage is the fun bit but it can lead to unnecessary expense.

I suggest targeting a specific holiday market and then tailoring your cottage to that.

My cosy cottage is located in the heart of an historical village, it’s 16th century with features including Tudor beams and an impressive open fire.

It has one bedroom and a small garden so I decided my target market would be couples, maybe with a small dog, looking for a romantic break.

So, keeping this holiday market in mind and focusing on the 5 senses, ( mainly vision and touch ) my furnishing and accessories now include:

  • Luxury bed linen ( always white linen, I want my guests to see it’s fresh and clean )
  • Oversized white bath towels ( for the same reasons as above )
  • Quality bath oils / shampoo / conditioner
  • Candles ( for the bathroom/bedroom and living room )
  • Sumptuous Loaf sofa
  • Large fairy lights fixed to the garden fence ( perfect scene setting for those warm summer evenings )
  • Romantic vinyl records for the record player
  • Stocked logs for the prepared open fire so it’s ready to be lit
  • Bottle of fizz ( kept in the fridge so it’s nice and cold )
  • Plenty of soft lighting
  • Quality fragrance diffusers
  • Doggie bowl/drying blanket/throw for the sofa and the essential welcoming doggie treat