Homes for Holidays

Sally Reid
By Sally Reid

August 2020

A selection of homes currently on the market with potential for income from holiday letting.

Homes for Holidays

A move to the countryside or to a larger property can be a daunting step. Although you might not have to pay stamp duty and interest rates are at an all-time low, a step up the property ladder is still a big step! So, finding a perfect property with the potential to generate income can be just the thing to allay your fears. 

Living in an area popular with tourists as we do, B&B and holiday lets are highly sought after and can be operated to be as profitable or versatile as you wish throughout the year. 

Here are some of the opportunities currently on the market through Symonds & Sampson. Not surprisingly, we start in West Dorset, within striking distance of the Jurassic coast. 

On the outskirts of Bridport, within a stone’s throw of the Jurassic Coast, lies ‘The Gables’.  The current owners have operated a successful B&B from this elegant 5/6-bedroom Edwardian house (above), which also has a detached 2-bedroom cottage within the grounds.  On the market with a Guide of £1,250,000, this property ticks all the boxes for running a successful business – or an outstanding family home.

The small market town of Beaminster is a popular West Dorset destination, and our Beaminster office have a unique property situated just off the square in the heart of the town.  Tucked away behind a beautifully presented Grade II Listed 2-bedroom cottage is a charming self-contained two storey barn, converted in 2011.  The Guide for this unusual and versatile property is £375,000 

This handsome 1930’s villa (above) lies between Bridport and West Bay, backing onto open fields with views towards the sea. Currently run as a successful bed & breakfast, the house could equally be a fine family home. Guide £600,000

The coast is a popular destination of course, but the whole region is popular with tourists. Walkers visit as they follow the Jubilee Trail, Macmillan Way, Monarch’s Way and Wessex Ridgeway to name but 3 of the well-trodden paths across our beautiful countryside, while historic towns such as Dorchester, Sherborne & Shaftesbury draw visitors throughout the year.

We have two properties currently for sale in the village of Hazelbury Bryan, nestling beneath Bulbarrow Hill.  The first (above) dates back to the 15th Century, and is a versatile home with an attached 2-bedroom cottage/annexe and holiday let, all standing in large gardens with open country views. Guide £710,000 

A short distance away, a modern house (above) has been cleverly configured by the current owners to accommodate 3 generations of the family, all with their own living, eating and sleeping areas. Various configurations are possible, including creating an internal annexe, and the property comes with just under 2 acres. Guide £995,000 

This stunning barn conversion (above) is in the village of West Stour, on the Stour Valley Way. The 4-bedroom house is full of character with beams and exposed stonework throughout. Outside, there’s a 1-bedroom annexe, and about ½ an acre of gardens. Guide £600,000 

Finally, if you're really serious about the holiday business, we have just the property for you. This impressive and substantial courtyard development (above) comprises five individual character properties, set in a peaceful, rural location yet within easy reach of Poole, Wareham and Wimborne.  Standing in just under 3 acres grounds, the property offers potential for a variety of uses.  Guide £2,500,000.

Start your property search here, or contact us if you are planning a move. 

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