Let Your Property

Let your holiday cottage with the Cotswold experts

Why Bolthole Retreats?

Proven track record of increasing the profits for owners of holiday
properties and estates located across the Cotswolds and surrounding areas.

Over 100 properties are benefitting from our superior business model which:

  • Is only focused on the Cotswolds, using our local knowledge of events and seasons to optimise your property’s pricing to peak local demand;
  • Gives your property a truly global reach with third-party websites that now account for over half of all European holiday home bookings;
  • Utilises our website’s traffic has over doubled in the last 6 months, leading to a record numbers of direct bookings;
  • Has a proven track record of improving the revenue and profits of holiday cottages under our management;
  • Offers operational efficiency that enables us to offer owners the lowest commission rates in the Cotswolds – we charge 12.5% + VAT of net revenue; and
  • Saves time by leaving the advertising to the experts, with all the important global platforms; TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Vrbo and Booking.com
Crooked Cottage, Hook Norton

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

How it works


The owner of Bolthole Retreats, Martin McWilliam, will arrange a meeting with you at your property to discuss your needs.  He will then advise on all aspects of the switching process to Bolthole Retreats – from your current contract, to housekeepers and welcome hampers, with the aim of making the transition as smooth as possible. Martin will also be your contact throughout your time with Bolthole Retreats – so you will always have a decision maker at your fingertips!


Working with you, our property photographers will create a floor plan, photograph your holiday home and arrange 3D tours in order to make it look its best. In the meantime, our travel copywriters get to work researching your property and the local area.  They will then arrange a suitable time to meet you and visit the property to ensure we know everything we need to produce a professional Welcome Pack.


Our state-of-the-art software processes all your bookings, sends changeover instructions to housekeeping and automatically sends guests all the useful information they require ahead of arrival.

How will Bolthole Retreats market my holiday property?

We will manage your digital presence on all of the main booking platforms to ensure that your property has the widest possible exposure to potential guests.  This enables owners to achieve their desired revenue at an occupancy level that ensures your property isn’t stressed – there’s no need to be a busy fool!

Our software ensures that your property’s calendar is “live” across all these websites. This means that a customer can book in real time, 24/7, on mobile, tablet, computer or over the phone in total confidence.

All this translates into pricing power for your property, so no need for last minute discounting a.k.a. loss of profits for owners!

Third-party platforms

What our Cotswold cottage owners
say about us…

“In the first two months of launching the property, Bolthole Retreats took over £80,000 of bookings and we are now on target for well over £100,000 of bookings in the first year.”

“Our commission costs have nearly halved since moving to Bolthole Retreats and we are now averaging over £350 per night rental income.”

“In the year since Bolthole Retreats took over the marketing and pricing responsibility for our cottage, revenues have increased by nearly 40%.”

“Bolthole Retreats’ flexible booking model has resulted in many more weekday bookings, whilst selling the weekends at premium prices.”

“Since moving to Bolthole Retreats, our average revenue per night has increased by 20% and we now enjoy over 70% occupancy.”

“We are now earning over £25,000 a year from our cottage, and can still use it for ourselves whenever we want.”

How much should my holiday cottage be earning

Intelligent pricing model

We create a pricing model for your property using our local knowledge, with premiums for Friday & Saturday night stays, holiday periods, festivals and other Cotswold events.

We continuously ensure that your property adheres to changing search algorithms of third-party websites to maximize its ranking against other similar properties.

Expert copywriters

Our travel copywriters create an enticing story about your property and its surrounding area. They talk to you about your local knowledge, your property’s background story and those attractions and eateries that only the locals know about!

Our writers create an optimised profile for your property that matches each platform’s individual algorithm. This ensures you appear near the top of the search results for people looking for your sort of property.

We’ll also create a page for your cottage on our own website, which we attract traffic to using Search Engine Optimisation, Google Pay Per Click, Social Media campaigns, and ad hoc relevant media coverage.

“Since we started working with the Bolthole Retreats team, our occupancy rate has increased by 30%, our average price per night has doubled and we’re making more profits than ever!”

Sudeley Castle

Find out how you can improve your profits with Bolthole Retreats

Simply fill in the form below and a member of the Bolthole Retreat’s team will be in touch to discuss your cottage further.