Is It Time You Invested In A Bolthole?

Is It Time You Invested In A Bolthole?

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Do you spend your working week craving peace and quiet? Do you barely have any time to yourself? Is the hustle and bustle of city life losing its shine? From time to time, we all feel the need to escape the clamour of traffic and flee the bright lights but if your tolerance is waning, and you dream of getting away from it all, a bolthole could be the ideal solution. You may not want to live in a house surrounded by fields as far as the eye can see, but would the prospect of a blissfully peaceful weekend away make your working week more bearable? If you’re thinking of buying a second home, here are some ideas to get you thinking.

The beachfront beauty

There’s nothing more tranquil than a deserted beach and rolling waves. The sea air has medicinal properties, and being close to the water can also prove inspirational for many of us. Views over the sea, fresh air, and picturesque landscapes could be just what you need to recharge your batteries, stem that writer’s block and give you the energy and enthusiasm to get through tough weeks ahead. You don’t to splash out on a lavish celebrity-style villa with an infinity pool and a bar ideally located for sunset drinks. There’s something incredibly charming about bijou cottages and they offer a much more budget-friendly option. If you’re keen to avoid the crowds, steer clear of the major tourist resorts and larger towns, and look for a remote village or hamlet.

The mountain retreat

After a week of commuting on packed trains and working late, there’s nothing better than marooning yourself in the mountains with a few sheep and stunning views for company. If you buy a retreat in the mountains, you can enjoy the peace, and get a real sense of seclusion. You can while away the hours reading a book by the fire or listening to music. Or you can enjoy the crisp, clean air and take a walk or go on a bike ride before heading to the local pub for a well-earned drink. If you’re hoping to secure a little log cabin in the woods, don’t forget to keep on top of maintenance jobs. You’ll find a great range of products online at sites like The weather can be unpredictable at high ground, so taking steps to protect your bolthole will give you peace of mind when you’re away.

The suburban stop-off

If you spend most of your time in the heart of the city, a trip to suburbia at the weekends could be just the tonic. There are more green spaces, everyone moves at a slower pace, and you’ll also get more in terms of square footage for your money. If you live in a flat, investing in a suburban property may enable you to get a garden and extra bedrooms you could convert into a writing or music room or a studio. If you’re thinking of doing work, take a look at This may be the option for you if you want to wind down without being cut off from the world.

If you live a hectic lifestyle, a bolthole could be just what you need! Hopefully, these ideas have given you food for thought.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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