Keebles acts for Vacation Rentals UK on Mulberry Cottages acquisition

Keebles acts for Vacation Rentals UK on Mulberry Cottages acquisition

Yorkshire law firm Keebles has acted for Vacation Rentals UK during its acquisition of self-catering lettings agency Mulberry Cottages for an undisclosed sum.

Keebles client Vacation Rentals UK consists of cottage holiday brands such as English Country Cottages, Salcombe & Dartmouth Holiday Homes, Cumbrian Cottages, Blue Chip Holidays and cottages.com.

Founded in 2006, Mulberry Cottages has a portfolio more than 600 properties, ranging from country houses and cottages to beachside retreats and city centre apartments, across Southern England.

Following its acquisition, Mulberry Cottages will continue to operate from its offices in Canterbury, Cheltenham and Winchester.

Commenting on the acquisition, Vacation Rentals UK’s property and portfolio managing director, Allan Lambert, said: “We are delighted to be bringing the Mulberry Cottages business into our family of brands. As a company we are looking to expand both organically and through the acquisition of great businesses like Mulberry. We look forward to working with the team to help the Mulberry business reach new audiences.”

Sarah Wood, founder of Mulberry Cottages, added: “This is a great move for the business, which will benefit from new distribution channels and technology available through Vacation Rentals UK. I am sure the team will continue to deliver great service and grow under its new ownership.”

Matt Ainsworth, head of the Keebles corporate and commercial team, said: “It’s tremendous to play a role in the dynamic growth strategy of Vacation Rentals UK, a long-standing client and market-leading brand.”

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