Let your property with 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.
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.
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.
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
Join the Bolthole Retreats collection
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.