Dedicated UK Hometels website launched

8th Nov 2006

A new website has been launched,, boasting ‘cottages to rival boutique hotels’ and
aiming to cater to the growing demand for ‘hometels’.The properties
featured are available for short lets, often by the night, and, along with
stylish interior design, offer services ranging from housekeepers, private
chefs, beauty therapists and even cocktail waiters!

The collection ranges from the cowboy kitsch of Cliff Barns in Norfolk, to
the minimal elegance of Berkeley House in Tetbury, and the seaside chic of
The Apartment in St Ives. Rentals are from £150 per night based on four
sharing the two-bedroom Apartment St Ives.

Founder, Sian Williams, said: “Boutique Boltholes are more ‘self-indulgent’
than ‘self-catering’. In the same way that most people would pick the
space, privacy and freedom of a villa over a hotel when overseas, why not
do same here? You’re more likely to find design classics and original
artworks at a property than country pine and

Seven properties are currently on offer with a further four in the pipeline
and more to be added on a monthly basis. To date, properties are all
UK-based but the portfolio is expected to include overseas properties from
January. The current collection ranges from indulgent escapes for couples
or small groups, to huge properties for up to 30, which are ideal for
celebration breaks or even corporate events.


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