Archive for December, 2013

Season’s Greetings!

Just a quick thank you to our clients past and present. We have enjoyed hearing from a few past clients this year and this has been a real pleasure. For a few intense weeks of planning and installation, we manage to develop a superb rapport and hearing news from those who keep in touch is very rewarding.
We wish everyone a very peaceful Christmas and a wonderful vision for the new year.


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These last few days I allowed my mind to turn, if only briefly, to the half term holidays which are creeping-up on us. With two young children in tow I wanted to look at either a short break or even a week in the countryside and forests closer to home.

Wonderful and open spaces such as the New Forest, Forest of Dean and fascinating National Forest appealed – bags of activities for the children come rain or shine and the opportunity to explore a whole region. So, next on my list was checking out the accomodation.

Hotels are great – but with children, our night-life ambitions have to be scaled back! Camping sounds like a fun option – but perhaps in another year or two when the boys are both a little more independent.

So, renting a “Home from Home” seemed like an interesting option. We could go flat out all day and then put our feet up in the evenings in our own little world – cracking open a bottle once the kids were settled in bed!

At this point it dawned on me that I am about to rent a holilday home in a similar way to the many toursists who look at renting one of the 1,500+ apartments and villas which we, at Orpheus Interiors, have supplied furniture packages in Bulgaria.

I started to be quite surprised! The properties I was looking at online in the UK were, without exception, very nicely furnished indeed!

Many had 3 or 4 stars in their own right as accomodation and I naturally started to draw comparisons between these fine rental properties and those in Bulgaria which people have bought as investments as well as for personal relaxation!

A quick boast!… Orpheus Interiors’ furniture in Bulgaria has always been of a high value for money. Quality at the right price.

“I walked into the apartment and it was amazing. Big flat screen tv, beautiful wood bedroom furniture that would not be out of place in a top London hotel room and amazing views from the lounge and both bedrooms. We cracked open a beer and toasted to our holidays whilst listening to the sea lap up against the shore.” [Garden of Eden, St Vlas]

It struck me that these owners in the UK understand a trick or two about the holiday rental market… At the end of the day, the property must be attractive to people in the first place!

Then it needs to leave the paying guests feeling that their “home” for the week has been welcoming, comfortable and a quality experience! Only then can the owner hope for repeat bookings, referrals and perhaps even a kind word or two on all important websites such as Holiday Lettings or Trip Advisor!

“Lovely, bright and clean apartment. Perfect for self catering and close to all the fantastic amenities. We fell in love with the place and will be back next year” Michelle, Derbyshire

Too often we have seen people guided by price alone and make false economies overseas when buying furniture in Bulgaria.

Their colleagues back home, on the other hand, have taken a fine piece of advice from Holiday Lettings manual: Furnish with Flair!

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