Big Skies Holiday Cottages IS OPEN!

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Serial property entrepreneur launches a new holiday lettings agency in North Norfolk

Latest launch creates a ‘one-stop-shop’ for anyone looking to buy, sell or holiday let – a Norfolk first

A one-stop-shop for North Norfolk homeowners is breaking the mould for anyone looking to either buy, sell, or holiday let in the area’s red-hot property market.

Serial property entrepreneur, Hetti Simpson, has just launched Big Skies Holiday Cottages, the latest offering from Holt-based Big Skies Estates.

In what Hetti believes is a Norfolk – possibly a UK first – when it comes to property services provision, the addition of a holiday lettings agency arm to the existing Big Skies Estates estate agency will create a ‘seamless’ service for anyone looking to buy, sell or holiday let in the North Norfolk area.

Speaking about the launch, Hetti says the move, ‘just makes sense, to both our existing buyers and sellers at Big Skies Estates, as well as hopefully attracting new business from holiday let owners looking for a more personal service.”

“Until now, there is no single-service property agency which can look after all aspects of the holiday let property market, which can make it clunky, inefficient, and arguably more costly for the customer.

“This holistic, one-stop approach means clients don’t have to deal with potentially conflicting agencies with hugely different priorities. It’s very much a ‘customer first’, ‘make life less complicated’ approach. “

This is not the first time that Hetti, a North Norfolk girl through and through, has ‘broken the mould’ when it comes to launching new business models.

In April 2019, she launched Big Skies Estates, ‘a new kind of estate agency’, being the only estate agency to specialise in the sale of second homes and properties that also generate income as holiday cottages.  A North Norfolk specialist, Big Skies Estates, which has won several awards including ‘Gold’ in the British Property Awards 2021 & 2022 and ‘Winner’ in the Best Estate Agency Guide 2022, focusses on the whole coastal area from Sandringham in the west, to Sea Palling in the east and up to ten miles inland.

Hetti is also no stranger to the holiday lettings market, having launched Norfolk Hideaways in 2009, with just 6 cottages, before selling the award-winning business in 2016 with over 300 properties in its North Norfolk portfolio.

So, does Hetti envisage the same kind of business growth for Big Skies Holiday Cottages?

“Absolutely not!” she insists.

“The holiday lettings market has matured and, following years of stellar growth, reached peak capacity during the summers of 2020 & 2021 when many holiday makers didn’t have the option of holidays abroad.

“Now, post Covid, I believe both owners and guests are looking for a holiday lettings agency with a much smaller portfolio, where each property receives individual attention when it comes to servicing and marketing rather than getting lost in a sea of comparable properties in similar locations.

“The modus operandi for our 5-strong Big Skies Holiday Cottages team will be a more bespoke approach.  We don’t want to be the biggest, we want to be the best.”

“I’m delighted to make a return to my ‘first home’, the holiday lettings agency market here in North Norfolk which I, and my Big Skies team know inside out,” says Hetti. “Together, I hope that the Big Skies family of businesses will help make buying, selling or letting a property as enjoyable as it can be.”


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