Useful Information

The Retreat Cottage & Acorns Garden Apartment based at Hedgehog Corner EX13 5SU

[Please visit Goodlands Bungalow for families, pets and those with restricted mobility is at EX13 5ST]

Summary below or read our detailed Access Statement

Access Key safe box code and directions emailed to you prior to arrival.

Accidents First Aid kit & medical numbers at each property. Please report any accidents to Joy.

Adult Only at Acorns & Retreat - [see Goodlands for families]

Arrival Time welcomed from 3pm departures by 10.30am please 

Awards your host Joy is a multiple award winner 

Babies Prior arrangement babies 12 months and under at Acorns & Retreat.  Goodlands for children & pets

Beds made up with anti allergy bedding. Retreat King brass bed, Acorns Double brass bed.

Breakfast Basket per booking  at Acorns & Retreat, ample for your stay Contents of Breakfast Basket 

Broadband Wi Fi available at Acorns.  Retreat is 1 mins walk to main house porch.

Bus X53 & X51 meet the London train at Axminster hourly on to Lyme Regis - stops at pub at end of road.

Cancellation please see Terms & Conditions

Car Hire  Practical Car & Van Hire Tel: 01297 553700 they will collect you from station.

Champagne & Baskets of Flowers can be ordered from The House of Flowers on 01297 444743. 

Cool Fan plus sheet & blanket at each property.

Complaints please let me know I am happy to do my best to rectify any problem

Cream Teas light lunches at Oathill Farm on the B3165 near Clapton - closed Tuesdays 01404 30234.

Departure by 10.30am please with washing up done & dishwasher emptied.

Dogs only at Goodlands

Electric Car Charger Type 2 at Hedgehog Corner (GoodlandsType 1 Pod charger)

Extras  tea towels, cloths, condiments, cooking & olive oil, kitchen & loo rolls, foil, dishwasher & laundry tabs

Farm Shop  Fabulous Millers Farm shop 1 mile away at Kilmington on the A35

Fully Equipped all with every appliance including washer driers & dishwashers.

Garden Furniture all properties have garden furniture & patio and/or garden area.

Gift Vouchers available - please ask  

Goodlands See Goodlands for families & pets sleeps up to 6.

Hair Drier in each property

Heating Central heating in Acorns + feature fire, Electrical heating in Retreat + feature fire.

Hedgehog Corner EX13 5SU is where Acorns Garden Apartment & The Retreat Cottage are based.

High Viz Jacket & Torch for walk to pub or River Cottage at each property

Host  Joy your host  contactable 24/7 either at Reception or by phone - numbers in information book

Hot Tubs full information at the property and Access Statement  Please read.

Information Book and lots of information at all properties. 

Iron & Board at each property and clothes rack for swim wear.

Keys details of Key Safe Box Code emailed prior to arrival

Lyme Regis Events  Events in Lyme Regis  and  What's On in Lyme 

Market Bridport has a thriving Saturday and Wednesday Market

Mobility see Access Statement 

Parking ample safe well lit private parking close to your property.

Pets are only allowed at Goodlands 

Pub Walk to The Hunters Lodge Inn (01297 33286) torch and high viz jacket provided. Book in advance.

Refreshments ample supplies of beverages with your Breakfast Basket 

River Cottage Cookery School & Evening Dining 1.4 miles from Hedgehog Corner

Shower ani slip mats at all properties.  For restricted mobility see Goodlands

Swim wear bring your swim wear for use in Hot Tub.  

Taxi Terry's Taxi 01297 443167 (07502 262206) M Cabs: 01297 442222 book in advance to get one!

Terms & Conditions see full details Terms & Conditions

Toiletries all properties of toiletries.  Retreat & Acorns

Torch at each property for walk to pub with high viz jacket provided as no pavement.

Towels 5 towels per person and Hot Tub towels with plastic sandals provided.  Tea towels etc all provided.

Train Hourly service from Waterloo to Axminster: see

VAT our registered number is 981 7201 15 and tariff includes VAT

 Wi Fi complimentaryin Acorns and at Goodlands.  Retreat is a 1 min walk to the Porch at Main House.


Hedgehog Corner Near River Cottage


River Cottage


River Cottage HQ at Park Farm on Trinity Hill (1.6 miles approx) or 32 minutes walk.
River Cottage Canteen in Axminster town centre (2.5 miles approx)

Hi Viz jackets and torch provided.






Book in advance

Terry's Taxi 01297 443167 (07502 262206) £15 RETURN FARE to River Cottage HQ (save *New Year's Eve/Xmas) 

M Cabs: 01297 442222 - £15  RETURN FARE to River Cottage HQ (save *NYE) 

Bluebird 07591 584790 (4 seater)

Paynes Premiere Travel 01297 35895 

Axminster Taxis: 01297 34000 AxminsterTaxi 

Hedgehog Corner Hix 

Parking in Lyme Regis 

Lyme Regis:  Holmbush Car park at the top of Cobb Road is £2.00 all day and a short walk to The Hix Restaurant.  Sea Front Car Parks £1.20 per hour.

The Cobb Car parks have blue badge parking but are £1 an hour in the day time.  Park early at peak times.




X53 BusAxminster Railway and the X51 and X53 Bus

There is no taxi rank at the Axminster station so book a taxi to meet you or catch the X51 bus from outside the station to our local pub, Hunters Lodge just minutes from the B&B. Be aware there is no pavement or street lighting from bus stop to us. The X51 bus stops at our local pub before continuing into Lyme Regis. From Lyme Regis you can catch the X53 bus which goes all along the Jurassic Coast from Bournemouth to Exeter and vice versa. You can purchase a get on /get off ticket.




Millers Farm Shop along A35 at Kilmington 


Miller's Farm Shop


Cream Teas


Cream Teas

Lucy's Tea Room, Oathill Farm, Clapton which is quite divine with a traditional cottage garden and pets area. Fabulous Sunday Lunches but book first on 01404 30234.


The River Cottage Canteen in Axminster also serves light lunches, coffee and teas as well as evening meals.