The Retreat Cottage for Couples
Private Hot Tub & Breakfast Basket
Ideal for short breaks
Award winning accommodation with Breakfast Basket. Private, secluded Hot Tub tucked away in your private garden. Perfect for relaxing short breaks or longer stays.
One of the closest accommodations to River Cottage & 5 minutes drive to Lyme Regis.
Read our 60+ five star reviews on Trip Advisor
Fully equipped, spacious, contemporary, peaceful, detached, private self-catering one bedroomed cottage, 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. Walk to the pub, 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.
The Retreat Hot Tub
Your own private large Hot Tub with ambient lighting just for you, just steps from your bedroom door, secluded, year round use.
Fun to use in any weather - with sun shining or during the colder months with steam rising. Pretty coloured light settings within the tub. Robes, Tub Towels and Slippers provided.
Not overlooked or seen by others. Set in a private area of your own latern lit garden with views of a glade of trees, copse and fields.
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.
Specialist Nomite & Downafresh bedding suitable for those with asthma & allergies.
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.
A breakfast basket of goodies awaits you - Joy's own muesli and freshly baked home made loaf, Clipper & Miles teas, coffee, hot chocolate, local Miles Cafetiere Coffee, Moore's local biscuits, Hedgehog Corner preserves, Stoney Farm fresh eggs, Four Elms Fruit Farm Apple Juice, Frobishers juice, cereals, Wolfys porridge pots, orange juice, Wyke Farm butter & Craig's Farm milk. 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 or conservatory overlooking trees and copse.
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 for a relaxing stay - you will find all linen towels provided, loo rolls, toiletries, dishwasher & laundry tabs, kitchen foil, kitchen roll, herbs and condiments.
The Retreat's reviews Trip Advisor under Lyme Regis Rentals.
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 along with a bistro set.
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
The Retreat is based at Hedgehog Corner EX13 5SU. Retreat Parking Bay is well signed in top car park.
Arrivals welcomed from 3pm - 9pm (later by prior arrangement) and departures 10.30am. Bring your Key Safe Box Code emailed prior to arrival.
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 is a flight of steps to entrance. The accommodation is level ground floor.
Booking includes own Hot Tub & a Breakfast Basket. Minimum stay 2 nights most of the year (some selected 1 nights shown on booking calendar). July - Sept are 3, 4 & 7 night stays - see live on line booking calendar.
Taxi River Cottage HQ "Terry the Taxi" 07502 262206 & "M Cabs" 01297 442222 offer the cheapest taxi fare of £15 return (*save New Year's Eve) Book now!
Pub Walk to The Hunters Lodge Inn (01297 33286)
Gift Vouchers available - please ask. Regret no pets. (See Goodlands for families & pets)
Wi Fi available at the main house 1 minutes walk. Complimentary use of our Electric Car Charger.
Champagne & Baskets of Flowers can be ordered from The House of Flowers on 01297 444743.
Candles Fabulous flame effect ones provided - no live candles please.
Hot Tub Heaven
Welcome to your own Hot Tub with tub towels, robes & slippers. Just a moment's step from your door, secluded, private and not overlooked. Perfect relaxing fun to use whatever the weather, hot, cold, rain, snow, wind, mist - set at 38 degrees celsius.
Joy discreetly checks Hot Tubs daily to ensure the very highest standards for clean clear water are kept.
Please remove make up, body oils and note if you wear FAKE TAN you may not use Hot Tub as it blocks the filters and dyed hair must be kept out of water please.
Full information on how to use see Access page on this web site.
Tub use hours are 8am - 10pm please
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.
Hedgehog Corner is an officially listed Business Partner for "The Jurassic Coast" England's only Natural World Heritage Site. Donations help to preserve this 95 mile stretch of historic coastline, fund educational projects and information centres. There is an option for all our guests to donate £2 when booking. We hope you will join us in supporting this worthwhile living project.