I well into the Summer season now and planning for my future guests and bookings. A quick tally for these summer months show I am almost fully booked in June and July after a really busy April too. There are still some gaps in August but I think these will soon fill up. You never really know when you start up a little business like this whether it will work. It can be so subjective meeting the needs and desires of guests. I'm so pleased that my guests have taken the time to leave reviews and feedback. Not only is it a confidence boost, it helps me identify what is really working and what changes I can make to be even better.
This month has been a big step forward for No61 as I have now set up an online system for direct bookings. I am now able to take all major credit and debit cards and guests can book online through my website easily and quickly. I was so excited when I had my first direct online booking. When I started out I didn't think I would ever get to the stage that I could become independent from the booking agents, but it just might be a reality. Steps forward like these also mean I am thinking about my future too. Life is short and we should all spend it doing things that we enjoy, with people that we love..... I've met so many lovely people who have stayed at No61, not only do they allow me to do something I enjoy, the cottage means they get to spend special time with loved ones. It's a win, win all round.