Cheltenham holiday rental agency sees 60 per cent staff increase in a year

The Bolthole Retreats team outside their new office

A Cheltenham holiday rental agency has seen such unprecedented success, it has moved to a new larger office to support the continued growth and expansion of the business.

Bolthole Retreats, set up in Cheltenham in 2017, has seen a 60 per cent increase in staff in the past year alone – and now has an office three times bigger than its former premises.

The business now exclusively manages over 150 properties in the Cotswolds and surrounding areas, and is nominated for a number of awards – most recently winning the Prestige Regional Agency of the Year award in January 2022.

The expansion comes against the backdrop of strong demand in domestic tourism, with the Cotswolds being one of the top three UK destinations for holidaymakers. Bolthole Retreats has seen its portfolio grow by 50 per cent in the last year, fuelling a 120 per cent increase in bookings from guests coming to the area.

Martin McWilliam, founder of Bolthole Retreats, said: “Since its inception, Bolthole Retreats has provided market-leading service in the Cotswolds for both property owners and guests – but the last year has seen new levels of success.”

Rebekah England, managing director of Bolthole Retreats, said: “The Cotswolds remains firmly at the top of tourists’ dream destinations list.  The office move is a key milestone in our journey as a business, with the spacious new environment allowing us even more room to expand over the next five years.”