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Bolthole Retreats can be found in several sources – from glossy magazines and traveller Instagram posts, to various news outlets. To learn more about the company, the Cotswold cottages we represent, or the holiday you’ve yet to experience, please see our snippets of press coverage below.

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June 2022


Bolthole Retreats wins the Best Holiday Cottage Rental Agency award from the discerning LUXLife publication. A full list of winners is to be announced later this year


Bolthole Retreats answers to the travel chaos at airports by showcasing a demand for more holiday cottages as guests look to holiday closer to home

May 2022


The two winners (Annie, Gina) of the Bolthole Retreats Afternoon Tea for the Queen’s Jubilee competition were announced

The Shortyz

Bolthole Retreats confirmed as one of the finalists for the Best Leisure Property Management Company 2022

PR Log

Bolthole Retreats celebrates expansion, having settled into new offices

April 2022

The Shortyz

Bolthole Retreats reached the final shortlist for the Best Leisure Property Management Company 2022


Bolthole Retreats awarded Superhost status

Events and PR

Bolthole Retreats featured in Events and PR for being a finalist in the Town & County Business Champion Awards

March 2022

Business Live

Bolthole Retreats comments on how the past year has brought new levels of success, relocating to new offices as part of a five year growth plan

Business Innovation Magazine

Bolthole Retreats announces a 60% increase in staff, relocating to new offices

Punchline Gloucester

Bolthole Retreats sees a dramatic rise in new staff and relocates from St George’s Road in Cheltenham to Lypiatt Road

New Church Cottage featured in the recent tourist board trip to Tetbury as the dog-friendly accommodation provider

Town & County Business Championship

Bolthole Retreats named as a finalist in the Town & County Business Champion Awards (2022). More details to come following the official ceremony, press release, and named awards

February 2022


Bolthole Retreats was in the hotlist for 10 dog-friendly cottages in the Cotswolds, featuring: Grindstone Mill, Norton Grounds Farm, Monument Cottage, The Gallery at King John’s Barn, Barebones Farm, Suncroft, New Church Cottage, Lily Cottage, Little Coach House and Yew Tree Cottage.

January 2022


Bolthole Retreats featured in The Guardian’s Travel Guide, being the top stylish Cotswold holiday provider. Apple Store Cottage and Dovecote headlined the piece


Bellhouse featured in the Telegraph’s article about hidden places to stay near filming locations, particularly Woodchester Mansion which stood in for Gordonstoun School in The Crown’s first series


Bolthole Retreats awarded Superhost status for the fifth year in a row

Prestige Awards

Bolthole Retreats was the winner of the Regional Holiday Home Rental Agency of the Year Award (2021/22), by the Prestige Awards. More details to come following the official ceremony and press release. See our Awards page for more information

December 2021

Cotswold Pure Botanicals

Tom’s Barn, Monument Cottage, Middle Barn, Lovell Cottage, Lily Cottage and Corn Close featured on Cotswold Pure Botanicals blog as one of the top cosy cottages


Dog-fluencer Roo the Cocker visited Monument Cottage and the Cotswolds

October 2021

Trips to Discover

Castle Gatehouse featured on 19 incredible castles to stay in the UK

September 2021

The Wanderlust Within

Spinner’s Cottage, Castle Gatehouse and the Bothy featured as one of the most gorgeous Cotswold properties for 2022


Bolthole Retreats awarded Superhost status

July 2021

This is Money

Managing Director Rebekah England speaks from personal experience on how you can sell or purchase a property directly, sidestepping estate agents

Trips to Discover

Grindstone Mill listed as one of the top dreamy cottage rentals in the English countryside

March 2021


Bolthole Retreats awarded Premier Host by Vrbo

February 2021


Avon Farm Cottages featured as one of the filming locations for drama McDonald & Dodds

January 2021

Country Life Magazine

Special feature on Brown’s Cottage and the interior designer, Jo Shore


Bolthole Retreats awarded Superhost status for the fourth year in a row

Bolthole Retreats received awards in the Traveller Review Awards 2021

November 2020


Sudeley Castle Gatehouse and Kingfisher Cottage awarded Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award 2020

Pollie Designs

Beautiful artwork of Old Fox Cottage commissioned

October 2020

ELLE Magazine

Brock Cottage named as one of the top luxe English country cottages to stay in

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