Q&A with...

Western Morning News (Saturday) - - West Country Homes -

Linda West, cot­tages.com Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Man­ager for Corn­wall

Q. Is my prop­erty suit­able for in­clu­sion in the Her­itage col­lec­tion? A. To be con­sid­ered for the Her­itage col­lec­tion, the prop­erty must have sig­nif­i­cant his­tor­i­cal in­ter­est that will make for a great story to tell. Your prop­erty would most likely be con­sid­ered if it was a listed build­ing or is a sched­uled mon­u­ment. High qual­ity cus­tomer ser­vice and lux­ury is at the heart of the her­itage col­lec­tion, and the prop­erty should have fit­tings and fix­tures to a high spec, as well as pro­vid­ing a gen­er­ous welcome bas­ket. In­clud­ing some lo­cal food and drink that will re­flect the lo­cal area will also be ap­pre­ci­ated by guests af­ter a long jour­ney.

Q. How can I take care of my her­itage prop­erty?

A. It’s im­por­tant that you make sure that your her­itage prop­erty is main­tained to the high­est stan­dard. Usu­ally, listed build­ings have reg­u­la­tions that you have to ad­here to, so be­fore mak­ing any ren­o­va­tions or changes, it’s best to check with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and get spe­cial­ist ad­vice, for ex­am­ple when work­ing on thatched roofs. The tra­di­tional fea­tures of your her­itage prop­erty can be used as unique sell­ing points, so it’s al­ways a good idea to re­tain the orig­i­nal fea­tures of your prop­erty to add to the char­ac­ter and charm. One of the cot­tages.com ex­pert agents are also on hand to be able to put you in touch with a spe­cial­ist ren­o­va­tor.

Q. How will you be spend­ing Re­mem­brance Day?

A. I will be at­tend­ing the Re­mem­brance ser­vice held in Fal­mouth cen­tre and watch­ing the pa­rade through the town, which is sup­ported by the lo­cal emer­gency ser­vices. I will be go­ing to re­mem­ber the war heroes and their sac­ri­fice for this coun­try, as well as sup­port my son who is part of the Fal­mouth Life Boat Crew and will be in­volved in the pa­rade.

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