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What is Handpicked?

Handpicked by Natural Retreats offers homeowners so much more than rental income – we take care of everything


We believe no two holiday homes are the same. Your second home is your special place; you fell in love with the location and sought to live hand-in-hand with the local area, looking forward to holidays off the beaten track. You now truly feel part of the community, your dream of creating a home-from-home finally coming true, somewhere to create lasting memories, precious moments with those you hold dear.


At Natural Retreats we believe in a way of life in a natural world and for exactly the same reasons that you chose to own a second home, we started this company. Everyone has a place they cherish, one close to their heart – a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life.


Joining our journey

Unique to the marketplace, Handpicked by Natural Retreats offers an unrivalled reach and audience combined with fully inclusive management of your bookings, payments, housekeeping, property, guests and most importantly, you.

We are changing the face of ownership and travel. We know you don’t want the hassle of managing your holiday home so we have packaged our big business infrastructure, brand, expertise and knowledge to help you realise the full potential and maximise the value of your second home.

Natural Retreats has a love and passion for holidays, bringing our guests awe-inspiring natural beauty, personalised service, luxury, comfort and a lifetime of memories.

Find out more about the benefits of joining our Handpicked collection by calling us on 01625 416 451, or by e-mailing us at [email protected]m.


Why join Handpicked?

Handpicked is unique to homeowners looking to generate income from their second home. Natural Retreats offer an unrivalled reach and audience combined with fully inclusive management of bookings, payments, housekeeping, property, guests and most importantly – you, the owner.

Natural Retreats offer a great degree of expertise and infrastructure across many disciplines and are at the forefront of the holiday market, offering accommodation and experiences at a selection of coastal, countryside and wilderness locations around the world.


Properties within the portfolio, including all Handpicked homes, benefit from:

Online Presence

Over 500,000 unique visitors browse our website every year. Mobile optimised, our website allows us to take bookings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also have an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest with 15,000+ followers collectively… and growing!

Email Marketing

With a database of over 250,000 qualified contacts, we send over 12 emails per month offering a diverse lineup of exciting content.

Advertising & PR in Key National & Local Publications

We’ve worked with our hugely successful PR agency since the very beginning. Through their international connections, your property could be read about in publications throughout the UK, Europe and USA. We have a fantastic story to tell, and we do!

Affinity Marketing Activity

Strategic partnerships with tourist boards and like-minded brands

Listings & Portals

We will list your home on all market leading sites at no additional cost. This includes Holiday Lettings, Home Away and Owners Direct.

Global reach

Exposure in guest collateral across the Natural Retreats portfolio, spanning 19 locations across Europe and the USA

On-Site Retreat Manager

Every destination is locally managed by an experienced Retreat Manager who leads all aspects of Retreat operations.

Owner Liaison Executive

We provide all of our Handpicked Owners with a single point of contact from the moment you come onboard.

Natural Retreats also offer a bespoke booking platform and a dedicated Reservations Team based in the UK and the USA, giving guests incredible personal service and a tailored holiday experience.

In addition, Handpicked home owners benefit from access to a market-leading Owner Portal, allowing you to manage your property, check costs, revenue, bookings and invoices – it’s secure and simple. The portal offers access 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world, giving you complete peace of mind.