Elsie's Cottage snug woodburner
Elsies cottage kitchen dining room
Elsie's bedroom in the eaves

Welcome to Secret Bolthole
A unique holiday home collection

Think hill-top hideaway and cliff side bolthole, immerse yourself in sea views or rural seclusion arrive to a hamper of goodies, and all you need for a perfect stay. Our secret boltholes are a unique holiday home collection which have been lovingly renovated by us, with vintage, quirky and luxury interiors they are extraordinary spaces to spend your valuable time away.

Whatever your reason for escaping, if its unique and rare you are seeking, we are on the same wavelength. Our little collection of secret boltholes offers wild seclusion on the Malvern Hills or seaside escape in Cornwall.

Whether your idea of relaxation is; hiking, wild swimming, soaking in a hot tub or just watching the world go by, our private homes offer it all. From couples’ retreats to weekends with friends, family gatherings or a solo trip we have holiday homes which will add a touch of magic to your stay.

We know you vest so much in your time away from the everyday, which is why we ensure your arrival is stress free, from foodie treats to a fire laid, dog packs for your pooch or a hot tub lit, BBQ meats in the fridge and Pizza oven ready to fire up, your stay will kick off on the right foot.  It is the tiny details that all add up to a wonderful experience.

Our style celebrates the architectural loveliness of these old houses, embracing their age and imperfections. We’ve added touches of vintage, artisan, and luxury to make these spaces feel remarkable and other worldly. Their settings reflect their style, immersing you in your surroundings for your well- earned break from everyday life.


Anchor cottage


Elsie’s cottage

Malvern Hills

UpSticks Glamping

Malvern Hills

Unique Homes

We have created homes to spend downtime in. Now we’d love to invite you in to enjoy these special spaces. After renovating, collecting and pondering what we love in a home, we hope you’ll love escaping in these secret boltholes as much as we do.



Our collection offer a choice of sea, valley, pasture or hills. whichever you pick you’ll get a mesmerising view to add that special something to your holiday.



Some prefer to soak in the opulence a roll top bath, others under the stars in a hot tub. Wild ones may opt for a dip in the sea or river. However you choose we have a space for you.



Bring your four legged friend, because our places have amazing walks on your doorstep. We’ll provide a crate, bed and bowls.


Outdoor Living

Space to breathe, relax, swing in a hammock, or lounge. Dine, cook and enjoy the flicker of a fire pit with the sounds of nature all around.



A unique blend of vintage, with special finds, a touch of luxury in the finishes making these homes cosy and welcoming, and just a hint of rustic reflecting their age and making them feel authentic.



Feast indoors and out, well appointed kitchens, outdoor BBQ or choose from the best in eateries using local produce. We provide a selection to kickstart your holiday.

Couple’s Retreat

It it’s just the two of you then we offer short break discounts at selected times of year. Getaway for a Mid-week stay outside school holidays and use discount COUPLESONLY