Holiday Let Mortgage Calculator

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Second time we have used this company, and both times they have been truly fantastic. Tom has always responded to email and phone calls providing appropriate advice, guidance and explanation - which in turn has allowed us to get a fantastic mortgage product (again!). I would highly recommend this business.
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Great access to lenders, and my own experience proved the value of using a knowledgeable, effective and capable broker. Really helped to push things along and get updates from the lender. First class and will definitely use HCM on my next property purchase
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I was a complete novice where holiday let mortgages are concerned, but Holiday Cottage Mortgages (Crystle in particular) took care of me every step of the way. I was very impressed by their attitude, responsiveness and thorough understanding of the market. Although I asked about 1000 questions, they...
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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 at 60% Loan to Value (LTV) start at around 3.20%, whereas at 75% LTV, you might expect rates around 3.40%, usually on a variable or fixed rate for a 2 year period, excluding all fees.
  • If you are thinking of a Limited Company Holiday Let Mortgage, then rates currently start around 3.45% and depending on complexity and LTV, can go up to over 4.00%, usually on a variable or fixed rate for a 2 year period, excluding all fees.
  • 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, but can rise to over £80,000 for the better deals and those mortgages with higher LTV’s or bigger loan sizes. 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: April 2021

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.

Holiday Let Mortgage FAQs

Can you get a mortgage on a holiday let?

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.

How much deposit do I need for a holiday let mortgage?

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?

Are holiday lets a good investment?

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?

Can I get a Limited Company holiday let mortgage?

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.

What interest rates are typical for holiday let mortgages?

Updated: April 2021. Lowest initial interest rates at 60% Loan to Value (LTV) start at around 3.20%, whereas at 75% LTV, you might expect rates around 3.45% to 4.00%, usually on a variable or fixed rate for a 2 year period, excluding all fees. Find out if you are eligible by completing a free initial assessment.

How much income do I need to get a holiday let mortgage?

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?

Can I get a mortgage on a holiday let?

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.

How much can I borrow for a holiday let?

Loans of up to £1m are possible, if the property and all other key factors are right. Maximum LTV is around 75% of the property value with slightly better rates offered at 70% LTV, and even better rates at 60% LTV. Want to find out how much you could borrow?

Are holiday lets classed as a business?

Holiday lets are fundamentally residential homes but used in a way that HMRC deems to be a business when they conform to their Furnished Holiday Let regulations. You can read more about it here. Tell us about your plans by completing a free initial assessment!