The Retreat Cottage for Couples
With Breakfast Basket
Ideal for short breaks - see the film >
Award winning accommodation from £90 per night for two, includes a "Breakfast Basket" full of local & home made goodies. One of the closest recommended accommodations just 1.6 miles from River Cottage HQ. Perfect for romantic breaks, wedding nights, mini moons or special anniversaries for couples seeking total relaxation, peace and privacy.
Read The Retreat's page on Trip Advisor.
Fully equipped, contemporary, peaceful, detached, private self-catering one bedroomed cottage, exclusively for adults, on one level with large patio area and some steps to the entrance. Overlooking your own private garden.
The Retreat's award winning accommodation is set in the grounds of Hedgehog Corner. Just 3 minutes drive to River Cottage HQ (with the cheapest taxi fare from any local accommodation). 5 minutes to Lyme Regis on UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
French doors lead into the open plan kitchen with breakfast bar looking out onto the garden and patio, BBQ area and bistro table and chairs.
Fully equipped kitchen: Dualite kettle and toaster, Joseph Joseph utensils. Everything you need including built in dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, fridge freezer and clothes washer drier.
Sitting Room with Feature Fire
Sitting room has a leather sofa with reclining seats, TV with selection of DVDs and a "real flame" feature fire with mood lighting. Thermostatically controlled instant panel heating throughout and cool fan for summer.
Perfect for those attending cookery classes at nearby River Cottage - return in the evening to relax and enjoy your own cookery results.
Bedroom and Shower Room
Double brass bed made up for your arrival - plenty of towels including bath sheets, TV, smart phone charging dock with clock, hair drier, iron & ironing board.
The bathroom has a large rainwater shower plus a hand held spray, underfloor heating, shaver point, sensor lit mirror and electric towel rail. We include dressing gowns, slippers, towels, loo rolls and toiletries.
For every new arrival there is a welcome basket waiting with Joy's own muesli and a freshly baked home made loaf, local Clipper refreshments, Lyme Bay ground coffee, local Moore's biscuits, choice cereals, porridge pots, Yarty milk, butter, Four Elms Fruit Farm apple juice, orange juice, dozen free range eggs and our own Hedgehog Corner minature preserves. Ample for the duration of your visit.
Take a visit to the Town Bakery in Lyme Regis or Millers Farm Shop nearby to stock up on tasty local supplies to enjoy al fresco on the patio.
Own safe parking bay, walking distance to Inn that serves food, bus stop and near Farm Shop. Hi-vis jackets and torch supplied for walk to The Hunters Lodge Inn or River Cottage - all details in menu.
Lots of Extras
We hope we have thought of everything to ensure you have a relaxing stay - you will find all linen towels provided, loo rolls, toiletries, dishwasher & laundry tabs, kitchen foil, kitchen roll, herbs and condiments.
You can read the Visitors book on arrival & The Retreat's own page on Trip Advisor.
The Retreat is across the garden from Acorns Apartment which can both be booked together.
Relax on a sunny afternoon, total privacy overlooking gardens and fields in comfortable garden chairs provided.
Cool box, ice blocks & blanket for picnics provided for days out.
You can watch your only neighbours, the rabbits, many species of birds (Nightjars have been heard) with deer in neighbouring fields and bees in the lavender and heather.
Arrivals & Parking
Arrivals welcomed from 4pm - 8pm (later by prior arrangement) and departures 10.30am. Personal Welcome on arrival from Joy your host.
Outdoor lighting in garden and sensor lit from personal car parking space which is well signed on the far left hand side of the main car park. Please note there are steps to entrance. Free use of electric car charging point for our guests.
Wi Fi available at the main house 1 minutes walk.
Each booking includes a Breakfast Basket. Usually a minimum stay of 2 nights (some 1 nights available at selected times which will be shown on booking calendar). Exclusively for adults - regret no pets.
Read The Retreat's page on Trip Advisor.
Being so near River Cottage HQ "Terry the Taxi" offers the cheapest taxi fare of £15 return (*save New Year's Eve)
Walk to The Hunters Lodge Inn (01297 33286)
See Menu for more information on local taxis and events
Map with directions on web site.
Gift Vouchers available - please ask us
Hedgehog Corner: Overall Winner of Guest Accommodation Devon Tourism 2013, UK Winner Green Tourism GoldStar and 2013 South West Winner Hospitality Taste of the West 2013.