Welcome to the Lake District
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Welcome to the Lake District
Hassle-free Short-Let management that optimises your rental income.
Local holiday letting expertise, national know-how
Meet Garry and Sarah Woodhouse
We are Garry and Sarah Woodhouse, owners of Pass the Keys® - the Lake District! We are passionate about the Lakes’ strong heritage and natural beauty and are committed to providing friendly, dependable customer service that reflects the caring, close-knit community of our local area.
Why let Pass the Keys manage your holiday home?
Short Letting made easy!
We make holiday letting hassle-free by managing guest communication, check-in, cleaning, laundry and more.Find out more
Best of local and national
Enjoy a personal service from local property managers who have the support of a nationwide brand.Read more
No onerous contract tie-ins
We offer flexibiity so you can part ways with us at short notice if you need to with no termination fees.
We thoroughly vet guests prior to accepting bookings to ensure the security of your holiday home.Discover more
Magic host portal
We upload photos after every clean, so you always know the condition of your holiday let.
What holiday home services does Pass the Keys provide?
- Professional cleaning & laundry
- Hotel-quality linen & toiletries
- Photos after each clean
- Unlimited self bookings
- Dedicated local Account Manager
- Professional property photography
- Listing creation
- Price optimisation
- Multiple platforms
- Guest screening
- Accidental damage insurance
- 24/7 guest support
- Digital welcome guide
- Guest reviews management
What's an Airbnb Professional Co-Host
Due to the size of our portfolio of properties and the consistent quality of our service, Pass the Keys® were invited to become an official Airbnb co-host in 2018. This exclusive status afforded Pass the Keys with a key account manager and direct integration to their systems so that we could dynamically update pricing, report on guest behaviours, and other key metrics. We have retained our benefits as a valued partner even though Airbnb have now retired the programme (2022).
Access our magic host portal
Book personal stays in your holiday home through our calendar by simply blocking the dates. View upcoming guest bookings at a glance.
View the service log to see photos uploaded by the cleaner after each changeover. Have peace of mind that your holiday home is in excellent condition.
Read the wonderful reviews your guests leave for your holiday let property. See each one as it comes in and your average rating.
Track the rental income for your holiday home for any given month and monitor occupancy rates and average daily rates.
Holiday letting agents in the Lake District
With an expanse of natural beauty and tranquillity that has achieved World Heritage status, it's no surprise that Cumbria’s Lake District is one of the top tourist destinations in the UK. Cumbria has a huge amount to offer both domestic and overseas tourists whether they are walkers, festival-goers, thrill-seekers or those following the trail of famous writers such as Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. This makes it a great location to market your Lake District holiday let on platforms such as Airbnb and Booking.com. Pass the Keys takes the hassle out of holiday letting with our 5* fully managed holiday let agency service.
Our holiday let management company in the Lake District ensures that you increase your holiday rental income by listing and advertising your Cumbrian cottage on multiple holiday letting websites. Many visitors choose to visit thanks to its idyllic countryside, perfect for hiking and walking and range of houses to rent in the Lake District. With plenty to see and do, the National Park in Cumbria is the perfect place to spend a few days in a charming Lake District cottage. Visitors enjoy the variety of Lake District cottages to rent as a base for their adventures.
Anywhere in Cumbria is ideal to spend a few nights in a quirky and fully managed Lake District holiday home. Ambleside, Kendal and Windermere are well-known for providing Lake District accommodation to UK holiday-makers and foreign tourists alike. We are a new kind of property management service, created specifically to give homeowners the ability to maximise their short-term rental income by Airbnb hosting without any hassle. We pair our local knowledge with cutting-edge technology and the backing of a national network; allowing us to offer end-to-end holiday cottage management from listing to cleaning, guest vetting and 24/7 guest support to holiday cottages across the Lake District.
Areas We Cover:
LA22, LA23, LA8, LA9
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We are the Lake District's leading holiday letting agents
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There is something special about a holiday in the Autumn, with the fiery woodland and mild temperatures perfect for exploring the best of the outdoors before we burrow down the hatches for Winter. If you would prefer to escape the hustle and bustle of the high season whilst still enjoying milder climes, why not plan an Autumnal break this year? Whether you are looking for a coastal, woodland or country retreat - we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out more about our top ideas for a short break this autumn.Read More
How Pass the Keys Are Able To Offer Hosts In The Lake District?
What makes Pass the Keys different from other holiday let management companies? If you’re thinking of letting out your holiday cottage or Airbnb in the Lake District, that really is the million-dollar question. Or do you already have another property management company looking after your Lake District holiday home and you’re looking for better management, better service, and better returns?Read More
How Pass the Keys Lake District can add value to your Lake District holiday let
Those of us fortunate enough to live and work in the Lake District know, at certain times of the year, the area can be a hotbed of festivals and events. Whether it’s physical challenges like cycle sportives, swimming competitions, or trail running, art and literature exhibitions, theatre and comedy performances, or traditional Lakeland county shows, you can guarantee people will be booking up holiday cottages and Airbnb’s months in advance to make sure they don’t miss out.Read More
How Pass the Keys Lake District is supporting the local economy
Living and working in the Lake District makes us passionate about the area, its people, and its talented independent businesses and producers. So, it’s natural for us to support locals wherever possible, as part of our range of holiday let management services. And not just because they’re local, but because we know they’re the best. Our holidays and short breaks are precious. We put a lot of time and effort into choosing which holiday cottage or Airbnb to book, poring over photographs and reviews online, before finally deciding on what we hope will be the perfect place to stay.Read More
What Can a Lake District Property Management Company Do For Me?
This is a question we often get asked along with “why do I need a holiday let management company/holiday let agency?” Let’s look at the first question then it’s up to you to decide if you do need the services of a Lake District holiday let management company for your holiday cottage or Airbnb.Read More
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