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Let your property with Bolthole Retreats

Field View, Bolthole Retreats

Bolthole Retreats is the leading independent holiday rental agency entirely focussed on the Cotswolds and surrounding areas.

We have a proven track record of increasing owners’ profits, whilst at the same time keeping things as simple and as hassle-free for owners as possible. Read on to discover why we are the best fit for your Cotswold property.

Simple pricing and commission

We offer the lowest commission in the Cotswolds, with no annual or monthly fees. You only pay us when we deliver bookings. We also use our local knowledge of events and seasons to optimise your property’s pricing to peak local demand. We price daily, but with minimum lengths of stay.

Individual and exclusive

To us, all of our properties are as individual as our owners. We work with all of them exclusively in order to maximise the income of their property and ensure it’s consistent with how they would like it used.

A global reach

Not only do we have a cutting-edge, SEO-optimised website, but we also work across all the leading booking channels to increase exposure and visibility of your property, enabling us to maximise your prices.

Cotswold focused

We only represent Cotswold properties, and our team are all based in Cheltenham. We are unique in partnering with local Cotswold Experiences and offering both our owners and guests exclusive discounts to Cotswold-based attractions and businesses. Nearby attractions link to your property and increase your exposure.

Full visibility

We take the time to showcase your property to its full potential with professional photography, 3D walkthrough tours and floor plans, and informative Welcome Guides. These also include activities, walks, cycling and driving routes close to your property, increasing your property’s unique selling points.

Easy owner admin

All booking channels are synced to our central booking system, making it easy for you to view bookings, rental rates and monthly statements. Housekeepers are also linked into the system, so that everyone always knows what is going on.

Our Owners

"Having previously managed the bookings for our cottage myself, moving to Bolthole Retreats was a brilliant decision."
Karen |
Walkley Wood Cottage
"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 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
"I am delighted with the service that I get from Bolthole Retreats. Thoroughly professional, experienced, responsive, and very good at what they do. Letting your property is an important decision and with Bolthole Retreats, you will be in excellent hands."
Heather |
Coach House
Thank you Bolthole to you and your amazing team for constantly making this journey of ours with distant rentals such an enjoyable process.
Jacqueline |
Browns 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 |
"I have successfully used the services of Bolthole Retreats for my cottages for two years and wouldn’t use anyone else. Their service and knowledge is second to none, and I would recommend them to any cottage owner looking to maximise their returns without the stress of trying to navigate booking platforms on their own."
Julie |
1 Horseshoe Cottages

The Bolthole Retreats service

  • Intelligent bespoke pricing model for your home
  • Lowest commission in the Cotswolds
  • The whole booking process is managed for you, 24/7
  • Local expert knowledge and advice for free
  • Professional photography, floorplans and 3D walkthrough of your property
  • Expert travel copywriters who create an enticing story about your property and the local area
  • Easy to use owner platform to keep an eye on bookings
  • Above industry average occupancy levels
  • No obligation property meeting and valuation
  • Exposure to global holiday booking platforms, with SEO-optimised content on each
  • Ad hoc social media, email, advert, website and press coverage
  • Exclusive Cotswold Experience partnerships for your guests

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Get informed

We will arrange a meeting at your property to discuss your needs. We will then advise on all aspects of the listing process with Bolthole Retreats – from you exiting a current contract or if you are just getting started, to housekeepers and welcome hampers, with the aim of making the process as smooth as possible

Get set

As standard, we will take a 3D tour and floor plan of your home, as well as creating a gallery of photos in order to make it look its best. In the meantime, our travel copywriters get to work researching your property and the local area to produce a professional guidebook for your home and the content for the website


Our state-of-the-art software processes all of your bookings, and you have your own dedicated owner portal. We automatically send changeover instructions to your housekeepers. Guests are also sent all the useful information they require ahead of their arrival. We market – you enjoy the bookings

Our awards

LUXlife 2022 Award, Resorts and Retreats, Bolthole Retreats

Winner of Best Holiday Cottage Rental Agency

Bolthole Retreats is excited to win the 2022 Best Holiday Cottage Rental Agency award from the discerning LUXLife awards.

Prestige Awards Winner

Winner of Holiday Home Rental Agency of the Year

Bolthole Retreats is delighted to receive the 2021/22 award for Holiday Home Rental Agency of the Year from The Prestige Awards.

Shortyz Awards 2022

Best Leisure Property Management Company Finalist

Bolthole Retreats was chosen as a finalist for the famous Shortyz Awards, as the Best Leisure Property Management Company 2022.

Business Champions Finalist

Bolthole Retreats reached the finals in the Town & County Business Champions.

Owner blog

Welcome Hamper

7 little changes that will make a big difference to your property

There are always some simple solutions to make your holiday let the best it can be. Discover our small suggestions that can make a big difference in your holiday home.

Hillside Cottage, Bolthole Retreats

Renting out a second home or holiday let for the first time

If you’re thinking of renting your property out as a holiday let for the first time, read our top tips to ensure you’re setup correctly, and learn how much you could earn.

Walkley Wood, Bolthole Retreats

Are you thinking about holiday letting?

Read our top five tips for breaking into the holiday rental market and what you can do to turn your purchase into a good investment and an even better experience.

Speak to us today

If you have any questions, please contact us directly and we will be glad to setup a face-to-face meeting or have a casual chat over the phone.

Find out how you can improve your profits with Bolthole Retreats

Simply fill in the form below and we will be in touch with you to discuss your cottage further.

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