Suggested Sample Inventory for Self Catering Properties

Here is a list of the sample inventory that is typically expected in a Self Catering property, although many landlords provide more than this basic list. Churchfield Holiday Lettings have a recommended independent Inventory company, who will be pleased to compile an Inventory for you, please ask for details.

Lounge Inventory for Self Catering Property

  • Sofa bed & Sofa/chairs – there should be seating for the number of people the property sleeps.
  • Side Table, Coffee table or nest of tables
  • TV, DVD player, broadband or wifi
  • Waste bin
  • Cushions, prints, rugs, accessories 
  • Books, DVDs and games can be provided for the odd rainy day
  • Smoke Detector
  • Broadband and wifi are popular because many people like to work, access email etc whilst away from home.
  • Upholstered furnishings must comply with the Furnishing (Fire) Safety Regulations 1988. This applies to furnishings that have been upholstered (i.e. mattress, couch, cushions). All new furniture comes with a label verifying its safety. If you choose to use second-hand (or used) furniture, ensure that it has the appropriate fire-safety labels attached to it.
  • Dining table and chairs to seat the number of people the property will sleep
  • Crockery, wine glasses, juice glasses and cutlery for the number of people the property will sleep (treat crockery and glasses as consumables and expect the odd breakage. It's a good idea to have a spare set for replacements).
  • Place mats and coasters

Kitchen Inventory for Self Catering apartment

  • Oven, hob, extractor fan
  • Fridge or Fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Saucepan set, frying pan
  • Cafetiere, Teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl


Bedroom Inventory for Self Catering apartment

  • Beds
  • Mattress covers and duvets to cater for all the bed combinations.
  • Pillows and pillow protectors – 2 for each person the property will sleep
  • Wardrobes and hangars
  • Bedside tables
  • Bedside lights for each bed (or side of bed)
  • Sets of drawers
  • Waste bin
  • Prints, accessories
  • Smoke detector
  • Radio Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer

Short term let properties do not need lots of clothes storage. People don’t normally carry a full wardrobe of clothes! Single beds that can be arranged as doubles increases the flexibility of your property making it attractive to a wider market. Duvets a size larger than the bed, a travel cot can be useful. Bed linen and Towels

  • Duvet covers for each duvet size
  • Sheets for each bed size
  • Pillow cases for each pillow
  • Bath Towels
  • Hand Towels
  • Flannels


  • Towel rail
  • Toilet brush for each toilet
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Accessories
  • Bin - (preferably covered)
  • Bath Mat