Bridging the gap between traditional holiday properties and boutique hotels, Boutique Retreats is a lettings company with a difference.

In addition to a tip-top roster of over 177 beautiful boltholes in the UK, clients can enjoy a truly personalised service. The team is always on hand to arrange whatever the heart desires (including your own personal, Michelin-starred chef).

The website is super slick with gorgeous imagery and a clean, modern design. It makes choosing your next break not only a breeze, but also a real pleasure.

Whether you are after a countryside, chic interior-designed house, seaside views from your tub, or maybe even a romantic fisherman’s cottage, perfect for two - Boutique Retreats has the property for you. Here are some of our favourites.

On The Rocks, Helford

Yes, this will suit us nicely. We would love waking up to this view, to the sound of boat rigging clinking away. The six bedrooms are beautifully decorated and we are dreaming about drinking our morning brew from that balcony (and maybe something a little stronger from the hot tub, come nighttime).

The Old Printworks, Fowey

Once again we are drawn to the stunning views from this idyllic, eco-chic retreat, set high in the hills. Fowey is a mere stroll away and, much to our delight, our four-legged friends are warmly welcomed.

The Island, Newquay

We love the look of this house perched on its own island with a suspension footbridge connecting you to the rest of the world. What a wonderful way to escape the hustle and bustle of life.

Undercastle Cottage, New Forest

We are not sure that it gets any more romantic than this thatched roof, rose- clad, cottage with heavenly river views. We can just picture ourselves working up an appetite by going for a little row with the kids before lunch.

Porthcurnick House, Portscatho

This house is, quite simply, breathtaking. With space for ten, rambling gardens for the kids to explore and a wonderful open plan kitchen and living area - you are guaranteed a blissful holiday.

Home Farm, Porthleven

This wisteria-enveloped, beauty of a Georgian house is nestled away in an ancient wooded valley. Each and every single room is impeccably decorated and the kitchen is spectacular.

March 2020