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Complete the form or call us on 01386 701177 to get your journey started with Rural Retreats.


Why choose us to let and manage your holiday property?

Expert management

We've been letting holiday properties for over three decades, and love to share our years of knowledge and experience.

Professional photographer

A picture says a thousand words, so we make sure our photographers capture your property looking its absolute best.

Local knowledge

Our team are experts in the local area, so you can be sure they'll be giving you - and your guests - the best advice.

Leave everything to us

If you are looking for a marketed and managed service, we can take care of everything. From bookings to housekeepers, you can relax knowing it's all in hand.

Increase your income

Share the holiday home you love, and generate some extra income at the same time.

  • A local team with local knowledge
  • A Marketing Service
  • Decades of experience
  • Dedicated bookings team
  • No restrictions on the use of your property
  • Homeowner login facility
  • No joining or annual fee
  • Competitive commission rates
  • A highly focused marketing strategy
  • Professional photography
  • 24-hour emergency guest support
  • Peace-of-mind damage cover

Ready to get started?


Or call us now on 01386 701177

What our home owners say about us

Get to know our team

Chris Bensley

Chris Bensley

New Business Development Manager

Chris recently joined our well-established property team, bringing with him a great deal of experience in the luxury holiday lettings market. Chris will work closely with you to bring your property to our exclusive luxury portfolio, helping you manage the process from start to finish, to ensure the delivery and launch of your property is easy and stress-free. Chris is incredibly passionate about delivering a high standard of customer service to both you and your guests.

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Rupert Seager

Rupert Seager


No two days (or properties) are ever the same and it is a privilege to be welcomed into the homes and projects of our owners who put their heart and soul into creating a wonderful holiday home for our loyal guests. Whether it be from the very early sapling ideas – or the stunning finished product, the imagination and creativity never ceases to amaze me.

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Michelle Milligan

Michelle Milligan

New Business Development Manager

Having spent the last 6 years working for Rural Retreats and Cotswolds Hideaways, it is always a privilege to work in partnership with owners in bringing their beautiful properties to the holiday let market.

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Cassey Watson

Cassey Watson

New Business Development Manager

Having been a part of the team for the last 9 years, I am passionate about ensuring our property owners are supported through their journey joining our portfolio. It is always a pleasure to follow a property through from the early stages to welcoming its first guests

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Bookings Manager

For over 6 years I have had the privilege to be part of the Rural Retreat Family, with my working background of over 15 years’ experience in hospitality. As the Bookings Manager, I am dedicated to ensuring a seamless and memorable experience for every guest and for our property owners to be comforted to know their guests are being looked after by our wonderful team! With a passion for hospitality and attention to detail, and a desire to provide exceptional customer service, ensuring that each visitor has an unforgettable stay at our picturesque properties in the countryside.

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Sara Cleary

Sara Cleary

New Business Development Manager

Having lived on the Isle of Wight for many years, I know the island very well an I love to share my local knowledge with owners. Cottages owners entrust us with their property, it is a great privilege and I thoroughly enjoy being part of their holiday letting journey.

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Bookings Supervisor

As a recent addition to Rural Retreats, I bring extensive knowledge of the local Cotswold area and years of customer service experience to our team. It is my goal to establish strong relationships with our property owners and guests, always striving for the best outcome for both parties. Our team shares a deep passion for the stunning properties in our portfolio, and we believe that this passion and dedication will be crucial in finding the perfect guests for your properties.

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New Business Adminstrator

As a New Business Administrator, my role revolves around helping and supporting new and potential owners throughout their onboarding process. From cosy cottages nestled amidst picturesque landscapes to seaside properties with breathtaking views, I enjoy hearing all about the properties our owners wish to onboard to the exciting moment when their properties go live on our website. I strive to help and guide new owners through this journey, ensuring they feel supported, informed, and confident every step of the way. My passion is to ensure that our owner’s properties are showcased beautifully on our website, and that they receive the attention they deserve. It is rewarding being part of the journey from start to finish.

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Isla Murray

Isla Murray

Head of Property Performance

With over 20 years’ experience in business performance and development in the vacation industry, enthusiastic to excel in providing property and pricing analytics for our owners.

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Take the next step

Here at Rural Retreats, we delight in providing the very best service to both guests and owners. From promoting your property to managing bookings and maintenance, we aim to make letting your holiday home as stress-free and simple as possible.

So, if you’re ready to start sharing your holiday property and earning some extra income, why not get in touch?

Contact us
Complete our online form and send your details to our team. They’ll be in touch within a few days and send you a property letting guide.

Read the information pack
Take a look at our comprehensive information pack to learn more about how we work and if we might be a good fit for you.

Meet your New Business Manager
Say hello to your dedicated expert New Business Manager, who will be on hand throughout to steer you through the process.

Let the bookings begin
Sit back, relax and wait for the bookings to arrive!


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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost per year?

For both the Marketing and Marketing and Managed service, we charge a commission on the total rental income for each period your property is let by us (less the Base Fee). The Marketing and Managed service also has an additional annual fee. For more information, please get in touch with our team.

Do I have to deal with holiday enquiries?

No. All enquiries will be handled by our bookings team, who convert them into firm bookings, take deposits and work with guests directly in the run-up to their holiday.

Why should I market with Rural Retreats?

As well as fantastic knowledge of the local areas and years of experience, marketing with Rural Retreats means your property will be reach a huge audience – all of whom are potential guests. Using our popular website, affiliates, portals, printed press and advertising, we’ll get your holiday home exactly where it needs to be, and then continue to help once the bookings start arriving.

What happens if my property gets damaged?

We operate a damage waiver scheme to deal with and reimburse you for minor damage, up to an amount determined by the size of your property. More information is available in the lettings guide or from your New Business Manager.

Have you read enough?
Then let's get started!

What makes a Rural Retreat?

There's something special about a Rural Retreats holiday. We want guests to have the best stay possible, and have decades of experience in providing unforgettable cottage breaks in stunning properties.

Our portfolio is made up of properties with something a little bit 'special', whether it's a breathtaking location, centuries of history or a touch of luxury. From stylish hideaways oozing with coastal chic to real-life lighthouse cottages; from shepherd's huts to stately homes, and everything in between - we pride ourselves offering some of the very best quality holiday accommodation available.


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