You know that thing where you’re a hedgefunder and it’s slightly embarrassing because you don’t have an estate in the country yet? And you really want escape somewhere for a weekend in the Cotswolds with a few friends but you can only find desperately poky houses with a mere six or seven bedrooms?
Or that thing where you’re a Kazakhstani gas billionaire and you need a house on Lake Como with a heated swiming pool, cinema, private gym AND a helipad?
Don’t panic, guys, the wonderful Annabel Brooks – sister of Charlie Brooks and ‘Queen of the Chipping Norton set’ (Tatler, 2015) – is riding to your rescue with her new letting business, Avenue. Imagine the grandest holiday houses in the world. Those are what Annabel has on her books.
She’s got ’em all. She is also a total babe who is far too discreet to tell me who she lets them from or who she lets them too. So, oligarchs and hedgefunders, you can rest assured that what goes on holiday stays on holiday…