Second Home Cleaning in Leeds

It’s about peace of mind.

A second home is an “escape” away from where owners normally live and work. They still need to be looked after and, of course, cleaned.

This is where Poppies Leeds can help.

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Owning a second home in Leeds is a wonderful thing. Whether it’s situated in the affluent suburb of Alwoodley, the vibrant town of Horsforth or by the Leeds waterfront, a second home offers an escape from everyday life. It’s a well-earned sanctuary where you can relax, unwind and enjoy life with your loved ones.

On the other hand, perhaps it’s a property that you’ve invested in and rent out throughout the year, or a convenient place to stay during the workweek, especially if your family home is far away from the office.

However, having a second home does come with its headaches. Like any property, your second home needs looking after. It needs to be cleaned, have its meter readings taken, and be checked for any minor faults or maintenance issues. These things can be difficult to stay on top of, especially if your main address is far away.

This is where Poppies can help. Between professional cleaning and reliable security visits to taking care of the meter readings and mail forwarding, we provide a range of Second Home services that can take away the stress of owning a second home, and make your visits more enjoyable.

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What Second Home Services Do We Provide?


Just like a holiday home, we can provide cleaning, laundry and bed-making services, as well as fridge or freezer defrosting. If your second home requires frequent cleaning, our regular housework service can be delivered on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. We can also clean before, during or after your visit.


Client keys are given a code number and are stored securely in our key safe when not in use.

Home security visits

We’ll visually inspect both the interior and exterior of your home for signs of accidental damage, vandalism or a break-in. Your doors, windows and roof will all be checked, along with your garage, shed or greenhouse if your property has them.

Mail forwarding

There’s no need for your mailbox or hallway floor to get flooded with envelopes, packages and flyers. Between forwarding your important mail, neatly stacking any non-urgent mail and disposing of any “junk” mail, Poppies will manage your mail while you’re away.

Meter readings

You may need to provide regular meter readings, depending on what type of meter you have, which utility supplier you’re with and which tariff you’re on. In any case, we’ll send off your meter readings accurately and on time to ensure you’re not being hit with a dreaded estimated bill and overpaying on your electric and/or gas.

Appliance maintenance and servicing

Many homeowners turn off the water if they expect to be away for long periods. However, boilers left on a frost protection setting still need to be checked regularly. Poppies can organise servicing for your gas appliances or electrical safety checks on your behalf.

Associated home services

We can also arrange gardening, window cleaning, painting, decorating and chimney sweeping services to help keep your second home in shipshape.

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" She is a star, I don't know what I'd do without her "

- CM of Horsforth

The Benefits of Poppies’ Second Home Services

Arrive at your second home in perfect condition

Is there anything worse than looking forward to spending time at your second home, only to arrive at a messy and unkempt place? From cleaning your home, trimming the garden, and stocking up your kitchen cupboards and fridge with the essentials (and a few treats, of course), Poppies will make sure your well-earned break starts off on the right foot.

Enjoy your visit without having to worry about cleaning

Your time at your second home is for relaxing and enjoying life, not breaking a sweat doing household chores. Simply arrange a convenient time for us to pop round and we’ll keep the place clean and tidy so you can make the most of your visit. Our cleaning service can include washing and ironing if required.

Peace of mind that your second home is being looked after whilst you’re away

Between taking care of the cleaning and ensuring the security of your property to managing your mailbox and meter readings, you can rest assured that your second home is being properly looked after with Poppies. We also ensure that before we leave your property, all lights, radiators/heating and electronic appliances are turned off so you aren’t running up unnecessary costs on your utility bill.


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Why Choose Poppies?

High-quality service

At Poppies, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality cleaning and associated home services. All of our domestic operatives are highly trained to deliver the best possible service, whether they’re giving your home a deep clean or looking after your laundry.

Bespoke package

Our Second Home services can be tailored to suit your needs. We’ll visit your home and meet you in person beforehand to discuss your requirements, allowing us to provide you with an accurate written quotation and specification for the work to be undertaken.

Permanent, reliable staff

Unlike some other domestic service providers, we don’t source our staff from unreliable temp agencies. To protect the interests of our clients, all Poppies operatives are carefully recruited, highly trained, fully insured and permanently employed.

Decades of experience

With over 40 years of experience, Poppies is one of the longest-established domestic cleaning providers in the UK. We’ve been providing cleaning and associated home services since 1980 and have developed a reputation as one of the best and most reliable names in the market.


Just to be doubly sure that our clients receive the best possible service, we also employ Quality Control supervisors who routinely check that our Second Home services are carried out properly, as well as ensuring that any changes to your package are made promptly and accurately.

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