We’re looking for holiday cottages that inspire our guests
Looking after your property as if it were our own
Welcome to Barefoot Retreats, one of the UK’s leading luxury holiday cottage rental agencies. From the remarkable to the quintessential, we represent the finest privately-owned cottages and self-catering holiday homes in North Norfolk, each one hand-picked by us.
With our many years of experience, we understand that letting your home is not just about generating income. At Barefoot Retreats, we believe that every property deserves as much care and attention from us as it receives from you.
Based in the village of Burnham Market, our friendly, highly professional team is fully committed to providing the best service to homeowners and guests. What really sets us apart, is our expertise; we are all local to the area and have an in-depth knowledge of both our exclusive portfolio and North Norfolk. The one thing that we understand above all else is that home is where the heart is.
So, whether you’re considering bringing your home to the luxury holiday rental market for the first time, thinking of buying a second home or looking to change managing agents, Barefoot Retreats is on hand to help guide you through the process and maximise your rental potential.
If you are in the early stages of buying a home, we can help you search for the right house, in the right setting. With our specialist local knowledge, we will take you through all the most beautiful, unspoiled locations along the North Norfolk coast. We also have an impeccable contacts list and can assist with introductions to estate agents, architects, reputable builders and interior designers.
If you have a property in the area and are looking to bring it to the holiday rental market, our brilliant team is here to assist you with all the information and insight you need to make that all-important decision.
Already with a managing agent or rental platform? We would be only too happy to have an informal, confidential chat with you about all the benefits that we offer with our services and the fresh, innovative approach we can bring to your property.
We are experts in letting luxury holiday homes in Norfolk and the UK, so we know how much hard work goes into making it a success. Rest assured, whether you’re new to the rental market or a seasoned professional with a property portfolio, Barefoot Retreats will be with you every step of the way, delivering you the very best results.
We look for properties that are full of charm and character, design and innovation, giving our guests a truly individual stay. We have a real commitment to quality and luxury and we like this to be reflected in the properties that join our portfolio.
Great facilities are also important to our guests, some of our properties are home to private swimming pools, games rooms, tennis courts, and hot tubs. In addition to super facilities, the property should contain well-appointed rooms with high-spec fixtures and fittings, excellent audio-visual equipment and Wi-Fi should come as standard; so too, dedicated parking. The property must be legally compliant for renting (which we would be more than happy to help you with) and should be maintained to an exceptional standard.
Our dedicated property team is experienced at offering advice and recommendations to homeowners, or those looking to purchase or adapt their existing home for the rental market. We are always open to discussing opportunities and if the property aligns with our guidelines and requirements, we’d be pleased to carry out a free rental appraisal and create a financial forecast for you.
We strongly believe that sharing your holiday home should be as
easy and enjoyable as the holidays our guests will experience.
As a homeowner we support you across every aspect of the rental process. This begins with getting to know our owners and taking time to understand what makes each property we represent one-of-a-kind. We will then make it our job to give your home all the care and attention it deserves. With a keen eye for detail, our expertly trained Housekeeping Team will make sure your home is meticulously cleaned and checked every changeover. Our Property Services Team will manage the maintenance of your property, regularly inspecting it for any areas that might require attention.
We always notify you if anything arises and will put things in motion on your behalf with local tradespeople.
In all our properties, guests will receive five-star quality white linens, relaxing fluffy robes and slippers for the duration of their stay, and every bathroom will be equipped with complimentary Noble Isle luxury shampoos and toiletries. For each booking, guests are given our complimentary luxury welcome hamper containing all the essentials they need to start their holiday in style.
Our Reservations Team will look after all guest correspondence, payments, communications and liaison prior to, during and after a guest stay. We also provide 24-hour support for guests and attend
to any concerns that may occur during their stay. Unlike other agencies, we never provide guests with your contact details and endeavour to resolve any issues on your behalf
We’ll take care of all the marketing of your holiday home, including advertising it in local, regional and national press; promoting it via social media and online adverts; on our website and in printed materials and brochures; and through regular attendance and sponsorship of local shows and events.
From writing lovingly-crafted property descriptions for the website, creating magazine advertorials and impactful advertising, we will commission professional photography and videography of your property.
We cover the cost of professional photography and provide a luxury welcome hamper for guests and manage the cleaning, gardening, maintenance and supply and laundering of linens, towels, bathrobes and slippers for you and our guests and check on your property every two weeks when it isn’t occupied.
We fully respect that this is your property and there are no restrictions on homeowner bookings. We encourage you to enjoy your home as much or as little as you choose. If you would like to discuss anything further, we’d be only to pleased to visit your property to carry out a free rental appraisal and forecast.
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Meet the Barefoot team that cares for our owners fully-managed properties
Property Acquisitions Manager
Sam has the key task of sourcing new properties within the glorious radius of North Norfolk to join the Barefoot portfolio. Due to the enormity of this task and how it is the backbone of business’s success, it is only fitting it has a truly dedicated manager. Sam works incessantly to source properties that will ensure unforgettable holidays for our guests and their loved ones.