Help & FAQs for owners

Detailed Equipment Checklist

All beds, pillows and upholstered furniture including chairs must comply with fire safety regulations.

Sitting room

  • Sofas/armchairs in good condition MUST HAVE
  • Occasional tables CAN BE AVOIDED
  • Lamps GOOD TO HAVE
  • Pictures GOOD TO HAVE
  • Coffee table GOOD TO HAVE
  • DVD player GOOD TO HAVE
  • Instruction folder MUST HAVE
  • Local information and books GOOD TO HAVE
  • The odd game is a good touch CAN BE AVOIDED


  • Good quality bed MUST HAVE
  • Mattress protector MUST HAVE
  • Valance GOOD TO HAVE
  • Headboard GOOD TO HAVE
  • Duvet and pillows MUST HAVE
  • Bedspread and cushions GOOD TO HAVE
  • 3 sets of bedding per bed MUST HAVE - WE SUPPLY
  • 3 sets of bath towel and hand towel per person MUST HAVE - WE SUPPLY
  • Bedside table and reading lamp per person GOOD TO HAVE
  • Adequate hanging and drawer space MUST HAVE
  • 6 wooden coat hangers per person GOOD TO HAVE
  • Mirror MUST HAVE
  • Pictures GOOD TO HAVE
  • Chair GOOD TO HAVE
  • Non flammable waste paper basket GOOD TO HAVE


  • Full sized cooker MUST HAVE
  • Refrigerator Freezer MUST HAVE
  • Electric kettle MUST HAVE
  • Toaster MUST HAVE
  • Coffee percolator/cafetiere/filter machine GOOD TO HAVE
  • Automatic washing machine GOOD TO HAVE
  • Microwave GOOD TO HAVE 
  • Tumble dryer (optional) 
  • Dishwasher (optional)


  • Towel rail preferably heated CAN BE AVOIDED
  • Bathroom cabinet GOOD TO HAVE
  • Waste bin with lid MUST HAVE
  • Toothbrush mug GOOD TO HAVE
  • Soapdish GOOD TO HAVE
  • Toilet roll holder GOOD TO HAVE
  • Toilet rolls MUST HAVE - WE SUPPLY
  • Shaver point CAN BE AVOIDED
  • Mirror MUST HAVE
  • W.C. brush MUST HAVE
  • Bath mat MUST HAVE - WE SUPPLY
  • Hook on the back of the door GOOD TO HAVE
  • Clean shower curtain MUST HAVE 
  • Door lock/bolt MUST HAVE


  • Quantities supplied should be double the sleeping capacity for properties sleeping up to four people, and one and a half times the sleeping capacity for properties sleeping in excess of four people.


  • Large knife and fork
  • Dessert spoon and fork
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon (3 or more)


  • Tumbler Wine glass (decent size)
  • Champagne glass (optional)
  • Water jug


  • Soup/cereal bowl
  • Dinner plate
  • Side plate
  • Cup and saucer
  • Mug
  • Egg cup
  • Milk jug
  • Sugar bowl
  • Butter dish
  • Oval meat dish (1 large, 1 small)
  • Covered vegetable dish
  • Tea pot (1)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Wooden salad bowl and servers
  • Cheese board
  • Table mats


  • Milk pan
  • Saucepans and lids (small, medium and large)
  • Large frying pan
  • Small frying pan
  • Casserole dish with lid
  • Roasting tins Cake tin
  • Microwave ware (where applicable)


  • Small kitchen knife
  • Large all-purpose kitchen knife
  • Bread knife
  • Wooden spoon (2)
  • Carving knife and fork
  • Knife sharpener
  • Colander
  • Spatula
  • Potato masher
  • Sieve
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Tin opener
  • Potato peeler
  • Rolling pin
  • Bottle opener
  • Cork screw
  • Large ladle
  • Fish slice
  • Cheese grater
  • Rotary whisk
  • Tea strainer
  • Fruit squeezer
  • Garlic press

Kitchen equipment

  • Tea towels MUST HAVE - WE SUPPLY
  • Table cloth GOOD TO HAVE
  • Mixing bowls GOOD TO HAVE 
  • Plastic washing up bowl GOOD TO HAVE
  • Bread board GOOD TO HAVE 
  • Chopping board GOOD TO HAVE
  • Bread bin GOOD TO HAVE
  • Measuring jug GOOD TO HAVE
  • Kitchen scales GOOD TO HAVE
  • Storage jars (optional) 
  • Oven gloves MUST HAVE
  • Toast rack GOOD TO HAVE
  • Pedal/swing bin MUST HAVE
  • Plastic containers with lids GOOD TO HAVE

Cleaning equipment

  • Plastic bucket
  • Pot scourer/washing up brush
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Floor cloth
  • Soft brush/broom
  • Mop
  • W.C. cleaner
  • Washing up liquid
  • Basin/sink cleaner
  • Floor cleaner
  • Carpet cleaner
  • J cloths
  • Duster
  • Furniture polish


  • Iron Ironing board MUST HAVE
  • Clothes horse GOOD TO HAVE
  • Vacuum cleaner (good quality)
  • Doormat MUST HAVE
  • Spare light bulbs 
  • Emergency lighting
  • Flower vases GOOD TO HAVE
  • Stepladder GOOD TO HAVE

General supplies

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Biscuits
  • Salt and pepper
  • Loo roll
  • Liquid soap
  • Cleaning products and cloths/dusters
  • Dustpan & brush
  • Broom
  • Tin foil
  • Hoover bags
  • Bin bags
  • Basic tool kit GOOD TO HAVE
  • Fire extinguisher MUST HAVE
  • Fire blanket MUST HAVE
  • First aid kit GOOD TO HAVE
  • Smoke alarm in the kitchen and in each hallway if your property is over more than one floor MUST HAVE
  • Wireless broadband router MUST HAVE

Visit our Help for Owners section to find out a range of useful info for property owners.

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