Sue and Mark Find a Haven

Gym owner, Sue and company director, Mark are from Timsbury, near Bath, Somerset. They purchased their stylish Cornish retreat, boutique barn at Retallack Resort & Spa on 1st April 2021. Since buying their new holiday home the couple have been thoroughly enjoying their investment, describing it as a ‘wonderful peaceful haven from their busy lives’.  Like many others across the UK Sue and Mark have increased the amount of homeworking that they do and see their beautiful barn as a spot from where they can also work remotely should they need to. They have both loved discovering the freedom that having a relaxing second home to come back to has given them. 

Mark’s parents lived in Falmouth for many years, as did Mark’s sister and nieces so the couple have been holidaying in Cornwall regularly for the last 18 years (although Mark has been back and forth to the area for over 30 years). When Mark’s parents and sister passed away, they stopped visiting and started missing it. This is why they decided to start looking for a reason to visit again…

When Sue and Mark saw the boutique barns at Retallack Resort & Spa online, they instantly fell in love with the style, finish and location, which is convenient for tourist hotspots such as Newquay and Padstow, close to the North coast and within easy visiting distance of some of Cornwall's most iconic sights. They quickly made the decision to buy the four bedroom barn, with a stunning roof terrace outright and give Aria 12 weeks of holiday letting a year minimum (with extra weeks as optional if they have no one staying).  

They have spent at least six weeks in their barn since April and have maximised on family time by sharing the space with their four adult children and one grandchild, all of whom have thoroughly enjoyed the resort, its 5* facilities including bar and eatery and epic water sports; as well as the wider surrounding area. Sue and Mark head for Cornwall whenever they can and have had a great time seeing friends, but by also renting out the barn through the Aria Resorts Managed Lettings service they have also earned some money back when they haven’t been there, so financially and socially it all adds up. 

Managed Lettings

Using the Aria Resorts Managed Letting Service is a great way to earn a bit of cash towards the ongoing costs of owning a holiday home and could bring you a little bit to put aside for a rainy day too.

  • Be in control of how often your holiday home is let out
  • Aria look after marketing, check in and check out, cleaning and maintenance
  • 24 hour customer care service provided
  • A commission charge of 30% + VAT is charged and an additional cleaning charge
  • Your lettings income will be paid monthly

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