Home Run for Highlands Local Entrepreneur

A Highlands property owner is celebrating a successful start to her new tourism venture. Tracey Stewart has kick-started her new holiday letting profession with over four months-worth of bookings already, despite only opening in March.

When Tracey and her family decided that they needed to leave their home of ten years, they found themselves unable to part with their prized property. So they decided to renovate and preserve the cottage themselves and pursue the route of self-catering holiday rental and opened Snookie’s Cottage (Property Reference: 29360) to the public.

The unusual property name comes from the nickname Tracey was given by her grandfather when she was young. She believes these personal touches have been one of the reasons behind the property’s soaring booking figures, with 19 bookings already made in the first four months.

Tracey said: “I do believe that attention to detail is important so I put a lot of effort in delivering the highest quality product to provide the perfect stay for my guests. I’ve had a lot of advice from my regional manager Lora, who has been able to fill in any gaps in my experience.

“So far I have been lucky enough to have guests from a wide variety of places throughout the UK and I like to think that I am contributing to the enjoyment of their holidays in some small way and enhancing their experience of being here in the Highlands.”

cottages4you regional manager Lora Morrison added: “We’re always delighted to see our properties have such stand-out booking figures and to see Snookie’s Cottage do so well in its first few weeks is testament to the comfort and character of the property and to Tracey’s hard work.

“The Highlands remain a very popular region for cottages4you, with holiday-makers drawn to the spectacular scenery and the warm welcome, providing a great opportunity for local property owners as Tracey has proved. We look forward to meeting owners both already with us, and hopefully some potential additions at our stand at the Royal Highland Show this year”.