WITH staycations looking to be the break of choice for the foreseeable future, a Cotswold holiday let company has opened a new property and welcomed new team members.

Cotswold Cottage Gems has unveiled its 12th property - Oakey Cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Gemma Elizabeth Conway, who was appointed company director last month, said: “There’s been incredible demand for staycations in Cotswolds this season.

“Last year we had a 100 per cent occupancy rate and our newest cottage, Oakey Cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water, has already started to receive bookings from June onwards.” 

The company started with just one property in May 2018, but now owns 12 luxurious cottages located across the Cotswolds, alongside the Lansdowne, a 14-bedroom boutique guesthouse which serves breakfast in Bourton.

 Oakey Cottage joins the four other recent new properties, part of a £2 million pound investment, which were purchased over last year, including two chocolate box Cotswold cottages in Stow-on-the-Wold called Coniston House and The Crook, plus Darly Cottage in Bourton and Magnolia Cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh. 

Oakey is steeped in history and was formerly the site of Oakey’s Butchers.

The cottage is immediately adjacent to the Lansdowne guesthouse where guests staying at the cottage can enjoy a full English breakfast. 

 As well as the expanding property portfolio, the Cotswold Cottage team has also welcomed two new managers from the area.  

 Lily Jackson has a degree in hospitality and marketing from University of Gloucestershire and will manage guest relations. Anna Mierzejewska joins the team from Dial House Hotel in Bourton and will be the principal manager at the Lansdowne.  

 Guests at Cotswold Cottage Gems benefit from a bespoke concierge service arranged by Gemma Elizabeth and now supported by Lily and Anna.   

 Plans now finding a larger property for 15 guests and the launch of a luxury Lansdowne afternoon tea offering. 

See cotswoldcottagegems.co.uk