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How Pebbles stays objective with letting advice 1 October 2021 At Pebbles we are often asked to offer advice and recommendations when it comes to holiday home letting solutions, and as a business that’s built on trusting relationships, true objectivity is vital. - read on
Quality & Style: the timeless attraction of South West stays 14 September 2021 One of the happier side effects of the past 18 months has been the opportunity for individuals to discover or rediscover the beauty and fulfilment of a holiday in the UK, especially in the South West. - read on
A family business means family values in the face of every challenge 26 August 2021 At Pebbles we have spoken a lot over the years about being a family business and how that informs our values and way of operating. - read on
Salcombe Live festival 26 August 2021 Salcombe is coming out of the pandemic singing and dancing… quite literally, with the upcoming Salcombe Festival. - read on
What is a holiday home host service? 8 March 2021 The rise of the self-let holiday home has left a gap in the market for a midpoint between self-let holiday homes and premium letting agencies, and that is where a host service comes in. - read on
Community brings new employment opportunities to the local area 26 February 2021 South Hams businesses win government grant to bring more apprenticeships to the local area - read on
Finding the right fit: which is the right letting solution for your holiday home? 10 February 2021 Over the last few years owners have asked us, more and more frequently, for the best way to let their holiday home. Here's how we make recommendations. - read on
Ethical employment and why it’s important at Pebbles 10 February 2021 At Pebbles we have always employed our day-to-day team members, showing loyalty that has shown its value during the Covid-19 pandemic. - read on
Property Management & Services - How we’re coming back better 21 December 2020 While the events of 2020 may have been unexpected, it hasn’t altered who we are, what we do and how we do it. If anything, it's re-enforced our values – to be caring, dependable, exceptional and good partners. - read on
New hosting option for clients who let 17 September 2020 Even before lockdown some clients were asking us if we knew another way to let their holiday home. Since lockdown more clients have come forward, seeking more flexibility for their own visits and more financial return on their asset. We’ve listened and done our homework. HolidayHost could be the answer. - read on
Preparing to maximise New Year at your holiday home 17 September 2020 Our welcome hampers have long been a favourite feature that property owners have chosen to have put in their properties for when guests or family members arrive. However, with the health crisis this year, we felt there was a need to update some of the items and the way they’re presented in order to make sure individuals feel reassured. - read on
Here when you need us 17 September 2020 Between our regular and 24/7 emergency call out services, it has always been our mission to be dependable. Here we talk about how we have approached Covid-19 with the familiar Pebbles values of being dependable, caring, exceptional and good partners. - read on
Helping others work safely – our School 17 September 2020 Having created dedicated training to make our team and working environments, here's why we are making our Safeguarding Programme training available to individual cleaners and other SMEs in the wake of Covid-19 across the UK, with the launch of Pebbles' School online courses. - read on
Safeguarding housekeeping jobs in the South Hams 26 June 2020 However, with so many jobs in Salcombe and the South Hams revolving around hospitality and tourism, there is increasing need to ensure staff have safe and supportive working environments. - read on
For when you return: taking care of you and your guests at your holiday home 2 June 2020 When you or renting guests return, social distancing will still be very much in place, making the experiences we have at holiday homes that much more important. - read on
While you’re away: taking care of your holiday home 15 May 2020 The inability to visit holiday homes in these spring and early summer months has raised and renewed questions for property owners regarding how to care for their much-loved retreats from a distance. Here's how we can help! - read on
Keeping your home cared for: something to look forward to 16 April 2020 The Easter holiday may have been scuppered in the interests of public health but there’s no reason those maintenance jobs you had planned for spring can’t still be done so the house is in pristine condition when you return! - read on
Keeping your home cared for: the great outdoors 16 April 2020 Devon is coming to life at the moment and of course that means that it’s the time of year when all those things we do in the garden pay dividends in the late summer months. The good news is Pebbles is here to help until you can return. - read on
Keeping your home cared for: checking in on your behalf 14 April 2020 Whether it’s checking to make sure that a pipe hasn’t burst, doing those odd jobs on your spring visit or planting the borders to make sure the garden is picture perfect for those summer G&Ts, Pebbles is here to help care for your home. - read on
Coronavirus Update 8 April 2020 Advice on the services we're providing at the moment - read on
Making your holiday home a profitable investment 5 March 2020 Once upon a time, the idea of making money out of a holiday home was considered unrealistic. Today, different products and services have made it possible to turn a second home into a profitable investment - read on
Scarifying in spring for a healthy lawn in summer - new from Pebbles 24 February 2020 Pebbles Gardening is now offering a scarifying service to improve the health of your lawn and garden after the winter months. - read on
Pebbles team delivered Christmas in a box to local family 21 January 2020 Over Christmas, the team at Pebbles ended 2019 by embracing the true meaning of Christmas, and delivering a hamper of presents to a local family going through hard times. - read on
Refurbishment from Pebbles gets a new look for 2020 6 January 2020 2020 marks the 10 year anniversary of providing our project management service - helping existing, and new clients to Pebbles, achieve the best version of their home. - read on
Listen, act, improve: how we improve our service each year 16 December 2019 As Pebbles celebrates 16 years taking care of holiday homes and private second homes, we look at the measures in place to make sure we're always improving the service we offer. - read on
Nominate young people and employers in the Youth and Business Awards 18 October 2019 Since it began in 2015, Pebbles has supported the Youth and Business Awards, celebrating outstanding workplace performance by young people and employers in the local area. Nominations are now open. - read on
Pebbles supports Kingsbridge Scouts 19 August 2019 Community is a huge part of life at Pebbles, and if we have an opportunity to give back then we want to do the best we can. As a family business, there seemed no better opportunity than supporting the Scouts. - read on
How new owners retained Pebbles to make their seven bedroom, five star holiday home, even better 11 July 2019 When the owners of The Wood decided to sell the house after 10 years, they recommended that new owners, continue to use Pebbles property management services, starting with a refurbishment. - read on
Former Pebble turns celebrated artist 27 May 2019 At Pebbles little makes us happier than seeing members of the team and former members of the team live out their career dreams, and that’s exactly what’s happened for Ed Hill. - read on
Together we achieve exceptional holiday homes 18 February 2019 Bringing the right experience, knowledge and skills together in an effective team, is at the heart of Pebbles’ on-going success. - read on
The challenges facing holiday apartment estates and how we handle them 5 February 2019 Owning a holiday home has its challenges, particularly when bringing it to the letting market. When your holiday property forms part of an estate however, the administration, management and health and safety involved takes on a new level of challenge with multiple owners and stakeholders. - read on
Working with Pluss - an award-winning social enterprise for employment opportunities 11 December 2018 When it comes to recruitment, Pebbles looks to nurture excellence in our team, but as a family-run business we also like nothing more than helping someone to realise their potential. - read on
Regular assessments to help keep your second home exceptional 30 October 2018 Condition reports are now a valuable addition to your property management package and an important part of the way we help to maintain exceptional property standards year on year.  - read on
Pebbles sponsors local team in their record breaking rowing challenge 23 October 2018 Pebbles is sponsoring Astro to Atlantic in one of the most challenging rowing expeditions in the world. They tell us about the challenges of training and what motivates them… - read on
Why property management is not just for properties that let: PART 3 2 October 2018 In this, the third and final article on this topic, we talk about ongoing and unexpected maintenance that impacts your peace of mind both when you’re away from your property and when you want to spend time enjoying it. - read on
Why property management is not just for properties that let: PART 2 18 September 2018 At Pebbles, more than half our clients do not let their South Devon properties, instead keeping them as private second homes for their own enjoyment. So why do they enlist the services of a company managing luxury property? - read on
Why property management is not just for properties that let: PART 1 4 September 2018 At Pebbles, more than half our clients do not let their South Devon properties, instead keeping them as private second homes for their own enjoyment. So why do they enlist the services of a company managing luxury property? - read on
Bringing boat building craftsmanship to interior design in South Devon 10 July 2018 One of our key partner specialists, Crispin Born, cut his teeth in East Portlemouth as a boat builder and over many years since has honed his craft designing and making custom-made furniture. - read on
Turning a luxury private second home in to an outstanding holiday home 14 May 2018 At Maberly, a luxury private second home, Pebbles has been able to support property owners to turn it into an exceptional holiday home with extraordinary revenue projections. - read on
Five beautifully presented properties in Bigbury on Sea 10 April 2018 Presentation is an invaluable part of letting a holiday home in Salcombe, Newton Ferrers, Bigbury on Sea, or anywhere in South Devon, and can be the difference between appearing to be a good holiday home and an exceptional holiday home. - read on
Five ways property management can improve repeat bookings at your holiday home in South Devon 27 March 2018 With the increased number of marketing options for letting your holiday home, from holiday marketing agents to self-managed web platforms like Airbnb and Owners Direct, turning your second home into a popular and profitable extra income source is both more accessible and more competitive than ever. - read on
How exceptional housekeeping and management achieves exceptional bookings 20 February 2018 To achieve premium letting rates and exceptional booking quantities takes an experienced understanding of the letting market, knowledge of prerequisite holiday home facilities, and reliable attention to detail, by the team who care for your holiday home. - read on
The financial benefits of investing in your home 16 January 2018 One of the most common concerns that we hear from home owners is how to make a financial success of a holiday home. - read on
Meet the four woman team rowing across the Atlantic 16 January 2018 Astro to Atlantic is the four woman team from Kingsbridge who have set themselves the challenge of rowing from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua across the world’s most dangerous ocean - the Atlantic. - read on
A five star rating from holiday letting agents 9 January 2018 The five star standard is something we adhere to by our internal checks and balances and our continuous improvement approach to our service, but nothing beats an external validation of the standards we provide. - read on
How easy investing in your garden has long term financial benefits for your holiday letting 26 September 2017 When you let your holiday home to visiting guests it can seem as though spending time and money on landscaping projects is a low level priority, but a small investment now can decrease your ongoing gardens maintenance expenditure moving forward. - read on
Supporting property owners to refurbish AirBnB property let 12 September 2017 Just north of Loddiswell and beautifully located for exploring Dartmoor as well as South Devon’s coast, the owners of Stable Corner had enjoyed the property for a number of years before choosing to renovate it in order to let and cater for a contemporary holiday market. - read on
From bathroom to building renovation: Pebbles makes your property work for you 29 August 2017 Pebbles Refurbishment team, established in 2012, has two goals - to deliver exceptional, tailored finishes on holiday home refurbishments of all sizes, and to provide owners with a worry-free solution to refurbishment from concept to completion. - read on
Adding value to your holiday home 8 August 2017 “Without a shadow of a doubt the refurbishment has increased the value of the property,” say Belinda and Blair Stewart, owners of Seaquest in Hope Cove. - read on
How the right management company benefits you and your estate 18 July 2017 In essence, Pebbles Estate Management and Block Management service takes care of the daily running of your estate for directors and owners alike. - read on
Look for the Pebbles Five Star Stamp on your holiday home 18 July 2017 We have launched the Pebbles Stamp to showcase holiday homes' use of a five star property management service to enhance guest experience. - read on
How to support local talent 6 June 2017 Nurturing local talent is one of the cornerstones of Pebbles and working with the YABAAs is an integral part of that. - read on
Transforming the South Devon garden at Herondyke 30 May 2017 In a spectacular waterside location, Herondyke is a beautiful home and garden that’s made for holidays in South Devon. However, while its enjoyment comes mainly in the summer, it is the work that is done throughout the year that has made it possible for owners to enjoy it most in the warmer months. - read on
An oak tree with a story 25 April 2017 Have you seen the new hand designed Pebbles Gardening vans? - read on
Bespoke property folders for every holiday home 11 April 2017 Pebbles has now introduced a complementary, bespoke, luxury property folder for every holiday home. - read on
Pebbles introduces custom built Property Dashboard 28 March 2017 After six years of planning, designing and strategising, Pebbles is launching a new online interface for clients, which will keep you up-to-date with your property in real time. - read on
How Pebbles Housekeeping ensures quality 28 February 2017 For 14 years at Pebbles we have honed our Housekeeping through trained skills and experience to deliver a sustainably high quality of service. - read on
Pebbles invests in new premises in Salcombe 15 February 2017 In 2017 Pebbles is cementing its commitment to Salcombe with a major renovation of premises on Island Street as a home for the company’s future. - read on
The rise and rise of independent holiday lettings 1 February 2017 In an Uber world, the way we manage services of all kinds has changed exponentially with the increased user friendliness of all things digital - that includes holiday lettings. - read on
Caring for your property in a storm 25 January 2017 Winters in Devon have a reputation for bringing some dramatic storms to the south coast. It’s important to take proactive action to prevent damage to your home from tide, rain and wind where possible, and action repairs quickly if necessary. - read on