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Do you want more bookings for your holiday lodge? Offering Short Breaks could be the way to do it.

Short Break letting gives your guests more flexibility and could potentially generate you more income by filling up spaces in your calendar.

In this guide, we give you the tools and information you need to get the most from Short Break letting, read on to learn more.

What Can Short Breaks Do for You

Reach a Wider Audience – Providing Short Breaks can open your lodge up to a new variety of guests. As you expand your target market you may notice more interest in your property, hopefully resulting in more bookings.

Become a Flexible Lodge – Some potential guests may not have the luxury to go away for an extended period of time. Offering Short Breaks could help you cater to this market.

Maximise your Calendar – To get the most from your property, filling up your calendar with Short Breaks (where possible) is a good way to possibly generate more revenue.

Short Break Example

Lakeside Lodge

Short Breaks Types


During the peak months of the year, many people decide to take Short Breaks rather than spend their time on traditional holidays. Our research shows that during these months, 2 out of 5 people search for Short Breaks, that’s more than 7.5 million searches annually.

Last Minute

For some guests, an opportunity to get away from their hectic lives can come up unexpectedly. That is why it can be really helpful to provide options to book last-minute Short Breaks stays at your property.


The winter months can be ideal for those looking for a Short Break getaway. 6 in 10 of all searches for the winter months of January, February, March, November & December (excluding Christmas, New Year, and school half terms) were for Short Breaks.

Off Season

Short Breaks remain popular for many guests even during the quieter months of April, June, September & October (excluding Easter and half terms). According to our data, over 2 out of every 5 people searched for Short Breaks for these months.

Christmas & New Year

The winter months are known to be popular among those guests who are looking for a Short Break. This includes the months of January, February, March, November & December (excluding Christmas, New Year, and school half terms). 3 out of every 5 people who searched for a holiday during these months, searched for a Short Break.

Short Break, Calendar

Things to Keep in Mind…

Short Breaks can be an asset to add to your portfolio and could help you to generate more income but there are a few things that you need to know before moving forward.

For many lodges, the changeover days are fixed to Monday and Friday. This may limit the Short Break flexibility that you can offer to your guests. If you manage your own lodge, the changeover days will still be Monday and Friday, but you will be needed on those days to clean and provide fresh linen and towels.

Costs may rise due to the increase in demand but in the long term, you should notice an improvement in income and be able to recuperate any costs you may experience. To support you, you do have the option to use our Income Maximisation Tool, to help you set the best letting price for your property.

Want to know more? Get in touch!

Please contact the local team to chat through the above options in more detail and also discuss other options to help increase bookings, by phoning 015394 46748. Alternatively, you can email us at: or request your free Owner Pack today.

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