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Let Your Property with Bolthole Retreats

A boutique holiday letting agency specialising in unique and remarkable holiday homes throughout the Cotswolds and West of England.

Find out how you can improve your profits with Bolthole Retreats
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Successful holiday letting starts here

With over 25 years’ experience in holiday letting, we believe the partnerships we make help and support owners’ rentals flourish in a crowded marketplace. As a boutique holiday letting agency specialising in unique and remarkable holiday homes throughout the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and beyond, we provide a bespoke service that offers expert holiday letting advice. From the best area for an investment, looking to diversify an old building, or an established holiday home, our local, knowledgeable team is here to help and support you every step of the way.

An Award-winning Agency

Competitive commission

We offer the lowest commission in the area, with no annual or monthly fees. From setting the rates to managing guest stays, we take care of the entire rental experience for you.

Expert advice

As a leading independent holiday rental specialist, we are here to advise you on how to maximise the return on your property investment, while minimising the amount of work for you.

Local team

We are a Cheltenham-based team with more than 25 years’ experience in holiday letting. No call centres, just friendly support and help whenever needed. 98% of guests would stay with us again.

How we market your home

Working with you exclusively, we showcase your property and its location, producing engaging content, welcome guides and area guidebooks written by our experienced in-house travel copywriters, as well as coordinating professional photography and 3D tours.

Our market-leading website and SEO expertise drives bookings, with 55% of our guests booking direct. We are also partnered with all the leading booking channels, including Airbnb, and Vrbo, so your property is seen by an international audience.

In addition, we create email marketing campaigns which are sent to our large database, secure PR coverage in national and international press and utilise social media, promoting organic and paid content, to reach all the right people. Take a look at our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Here to give advice right from the start

We are passionate about beautiful holiday homes and offering excellent service to our owners and guests. If you are new to letting or a seasoned owner, we are here to guide you through the entire process of marketing your home, from an initial property meeting to your first guests.

With a bespoke package that is completely tailored to your needs, our highly professional team offers a personal service every step of the way ensuring your property achieves its full potential.

Why choose Bolthole Retreats?

  • Free advice and property valuation
  • Bespoke pricing model, individual to your home
  • Bolthole AcciCover Bond – we guarantee to pay out claims to owners up to the first £250 of any accidental damage claim
  • Maximising your property’s reach and visibility across social media, email marketing, advertising and press coverage
  • No start-up or yearly fees
  • Professional photography, aerial footage, floorplans and 3D tours of your property
  • Exposure to global holiday booking platforms – we list your house on more than 10 third-party sites such as Airbnb,, Vrbo and Plum Guide
  • Guest bookings managed for you, 24/7
  • Support from our owners’ team
  • Local expert knowledge and advice – we all live in the area and are passionate about promoting it
  • Experienced travel copywriters who bring your property and the local area to life
  • An in-house PR and marketing team
  • Exclusive Experience discounts for your guests

Meet our owners

“Bolthole Retreats have been a joy to work with. Always so helpful and positive, patient and professional to owners and guests alike. Their personal touch and breadth of local knowledge is a refreshing change to other agencies.”
Lydia |
Tom's Barn
"Unlike other agents, who make unrealistic promises then fail to deliver, Bolthole Retreats provided me with accurate information on the projected income I could expect to achieve and how they were going to deliver it. True to their word, bookings literally flowed in from day one and exceeded expectations. With a strong team who understand the luxury holiday rental market better than most, you just couldn't put your property in more capable hands."
Lindsay |
Teagles Cottage
"Using Bolthole Retreats has been our first experience of the holiday rental market and we have been very pleasantly surprised. The friendliness of the company and the professionalism of all we have dealt with has been very impressive. We are very pleased to have found them."
Michael & Sheila |
“We have been incredibly happy with the service Bolthole Retreats have provided in renting our holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold. They truly have excellent industry knowledge which they utilise to get the very best out of their holiday cottages with maximum bookings and income. The team are always very friendly and highly responsive. We really have been impressed with their service.”
Carey |
Stow House
"We were convinced that Stone Cottage would be the perfect furnished holiday let. We spoke to various companies operating in the holiday let market and Bolthole Retreats were by far the most impressive from the first call. Rebekah provided all the advice a potential owner could ever ask for and more. I would go as far to say she was the main reason we decided to take a risk and start our journey in the holiday let market in the Cotswolds. All of the team at Bolthole Retreats are fantastic and are an absolute pleasure to deal with. We are so glad to have partnered with them and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!"
David |
Stone Cottage
“Deciding to buy a property and launch it as a holiday let was something that felt quite nerve-wracking for me. I was so impressed when Rebekah helped look through Rightmove listings and even came on viewings! We looked at several properties together before I found Rose Cottage in Rodborough. Rebekah was always there to help - from interior ideas to bouncing around my queries about the admin and housekeeping side of things. This relationship really made me feel that Bolthole Retreats cared about me and my property. It’s been the best journey to go on together with Bolthole. I’ve been so pleased to be represented by this agency in my new business venture, thank you.”
Ruth |
Rose Cottage, Rodborough
“Making the move to rent out our precious little gem was not easy, but Bolthole made the process seamless and it’s been a wonderful relationship. They have a great customer base and we’ve had some wonderful clients come to stay. The online system for owners is so easy to navigate and all the financials and paperwork needed is all generated by the Bolthole team."
Katie |
Lily Cottage
"We are incredibly pleased with Bolthole Retreats' performance in sending us lots of tidy and complimentary customers."
Andrew |
Hayloft at Newbarn Farm
“We have been with Bolthole Retreats for almost three years now and we cannot fault their level of service.”
Camilla |
Hawthorn Cottage
“We had a very bad experience with a previous agent prior to being introduced to Bolthole Retreats. Bolthole Retreats have increased our bookings significantly since taking on our cottage. They keep us well informed and their record keeping is perfect. I cannot praise this company highly enough! They are pleasant to deal with and run a very efficient business."
Dunbar |
Browns Cottage
"We are extremely grateful to Bolthole Retreats. Undoubtedly the best agent in the world!"
Robin |
“Bolthole Retreats go above and beyond, they are always at the end of a phone which is a treat these days. I could not recommend them highly enough...Thank you to you all.”
Sue |
Apple Store Cottage

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