Welcome to Holiday Cottage Mortgages!
The UK's leading holiday let mortgage specialist
HCM was founded by holiday letting experts who understand the holiday letting market, ensuring your mortgage application is properly structured and completed, giving you the best chance of success.
Alongside our smart technology, we provide fully qualified mortgage advice, ready to help you every step of the way.
Getting started is simple
Complete an initial assessment
Complete and submit the initial assessment, it takes less than 5 minutes.
Leave the heavy lifting to us
Our team will scour our unique database of holiday let lenders to find you the best rate possible for your situation.
Speak to an Expert
One of our in-house holiday let mortgage experts will share their findings.
In just 5 minutes ...
Request your free mortgage assessment
Discover how much you can borrow and what the best holiday let mortgage rates are by creating an account and completing our free, initial assessment.
- Complete the form
- Answer the assessment questions
- Receive your personalised results direct from our Experts
- It's that simple!
It takes no more than 5 mins, after which one of our expert mortgage consultants will provide you with your own, personalised results.
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Current Mortgage Rate Examples
To help you explore your options, below is a rough guide to some key mortgage criteria, taken from a broad view across the holiday let mortgage market. The following is accurate at the time of writing, but is subject to change:
- Lowest initial interest rates start at around 5.70% Discount Variable (up to 75% Loan to Value) over 2 years excluding all fees, and the cheapest 3 year fixed rate at 75% LTV is around 6.19% plus fees.
- If you are thinking of a Limited Company Holiday Let Mortgage, then the best rates start around 6.00% Discount Variable for 3 years.
- Maximum LTV is normally around 75% and whilst slightly higher levels might be possible, they normally result in higher interest rates.
- Maximum loan size is usually limited to around £1m for low LTV’s and again, whilst higher is possible, it often comes at a cost in terms of interest rate.
- Minimum joint income is normally expected to be above £30,000+. If you are self-employed, expect to be able to demonstrate at least 2 years of good trading results.
Please note that these are examples only and are not any suggestion or guarantee that you will be able to get a mortgage offer. We are just trying to be helpful!
Updated: November 2023
Where are the mortgages from?
Any of the usual providers you'd expect to see, plus a few more that you may never have heard of.
Our team speaks directly to banks and building societies, including “intermediary only” lenders and a range of other niche providers to get you the best possible holiday let mortgage.
We are fully authorised to arrange holiday cottage mortgages on your behalf, taking away the hassle and misery of the traditional mortgage process, leaving you with more time to focus on your new holiday home.
What's great about us?
We're glad you asked.
With plenty of mortgage lenders and brokers out there, we understand why you'd ask. We're a digital broker with huge knowledge of holiday let mortgages, here to guide you through every step of the way.
- Simple initial assessment
- We take care of the legwork for you
- Whole of market search
- Personalised results provided by industry experts
Holiday Let Mortgage FAQs
Updated: November 2023. Lowest initial interest rates are 5.70% Discounted Variable rate, for a 2 year period, excluding all fees. Fixed rates are currently quite a bit more expensive with a typical 3 year fix at 6.19%. Find out if you are eligible by completing a free initial assessment.
Being a specialist in the holiday let mortgage market, lenders often allocate exclusive and semi-exclusive rates to us which cannot be accessed by anybody else. Visit our site to find out more about us.
You sure can! During the pandemic we have seen unprecedented demand for holiday lets as investors flock to buy a new cottage and cash in on the long-term benefits offered by holiday letting. Tell us about your plans by completing a free initial assessment.
Yes you can - we do them all the time! The process is more complex, requiring expert knowledge of company structures, legal charges and sources of deposit, like inter-company or Director's loans. HCM are very experienced in this field and we can guide you every step of the way.
You need a 25% deposit, in most cases, to get a holiday let mortgage in the UK. There are one or two lenders that might go higher, but they are not always available. Ready to see if you can get a holiday let mortgage?
In the right location, holiday lets tend to be more profitable than your classic buy to lets, even after all the costs are taken into account. This is especially true now, in early 2021, as we are (hopefully) coming out of lockdown. To read more about the differences click here or read all about the holiday let business model here. Ready to get started?
Most lenders want to see some level of personal or “earned” income, other than that generated by property or investments. Typical minimum income is normally £25,000 to £30,000 pa. If you are self-employed, expect to be able to demonstrate at least 2 years of good trading results. Want to know if you will qualify?
The answer is: Yes! Even during the pandemic we have seen unprecedented demand for holiday lets as investors flock to buy a new cottage and cash in on the long-term benefits offered by holiday letting. Tell us about your plans by completing a free initial assessment.