Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Retreat for short breaks or longer includes a "Breakfast Basket"- perfect for romantic short breaks and is exclusively for adults.

Stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious, immaculately maintained, eco friendly, detached, fully equipped, private one bedroom cottage on level ground floor accommodation for adults with private garden, patio and ample parking.

Ideal for uninterrupted privacy and peace, walking distance of Inn that serves food, shop and bus stop. 5 minutes drive to the coast at Lyme Regis, TVs River Cottage and superb Millers Farm shop nearby to stock up on fresh local produce and provisions.

See on the map on this page how close we are to River Cottage HQ and the sea side town of Lyme Regis.

The Retreat is a detached cottage all on one level with patio and private garden in pretty rural surroundings overlooking a wooded copse that has bluebells in springtime and fields where deer can be spotted.

Lovingly owner managed by your host Joy, available 24/7, with personal welcome on arrival so I can tell you of all the best places to eat, visit and park.

All linen, 2 dressing gowns, slippers, towels plus "Breakfast Basket" (see photo) also useful items included i.e. dishwasher tabs, loo rolls and assortment of useful kitchen condiments.

Patio with mosaic bistro table and chairs, 2 garden chairs, 2 adjustable sun chairs, BBQ area large garden with shrubbery of fresh mint for you to pick with summer heather & lavender.

Good well lit parking space and private entrance with sensor lighting.

A spacious light airy property: sitting area with 32" TV/DVD, feature wall fire with mood lighting, excellent cool air fan, leather sofa with reclining seats and matching tub chair. Looking out on to gardens with plenty of space for a BBQ (collect a disposable one when shopping at our local Farm Shop, Millers in Kilmington).

The large open plan kitchen comes fully equipped with Dualit and Joseph Joseph utensils, dishwasher, oven, hob, washer drier, fridge freezer and built in microwave, large breakfast bar and bar stools.

Bathroom: quality toiletries,rainfall with hand held shower, sensor lit mirror, shaver point, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

The Bedroom, with pretty yellow blinds and a black out blind, catches the morning sun, brass bed, TV, Smart Phone charger alarm clock radio and hair drier.

The "Breakfast Basket" comes with one of Joy's home made fresh loaves, farm house butter, free range eggs, selection of cereals, Hedgehog Corner preserves, Yarty Valley milk, Lyme Bay Coffee, Clipper refreshments, orange juice, Four Elms apple juice, Moore's biscuits.

All linen, towels, tea towels and other useful items such as: torch, some loo rolls, kitchen roll, kitchen foil, matches, condiments etc.

We even have an electric car charging point for your use with reserved parking bay.

Wii fi use at the main house in the Reception Porch available 24/7, just a minutes walk from The Retreat.

The Retreat Cottage is level ground floor accommodation with some easy riser steps from car park to Cottage, good outdoor sensor lighting.

Instant ONLINE availability, tariff, booking and more information about the Retreat and area please see home web site - link at bottom of this advert - or just call Joy for a chat.

See our Acorns Apartment for Couples also listed here or visit our home web site or see our family friendly bungalow Goodlands listed here on this directory - ideal for children and seniors - excellent wi fi in both. Just phone Joy.

Be reassured on booking - personal welcome on arrival from your host Joy, a true local, who lovingly manages The Retreat and is a font of local information and available 24/7

See our family friendly property Goodlands also on this directory that sleeps 6.

Regret no pets. Full directions given on booking. The Retreat is based at Hedgehog Corner.

Being so close to TV's River Cottage HQ we have found the cheapest return taxi fare in the area for those attending events, weddings and dinners - details on booking.

Joy is a multiple tourism award winner: Winner Best Guest Accommodation Devon Tourism 2013, Winner UK Green Tourism GoldStar 2013 and Winner 2013 Best Guest Accommodation in South West Taste of the West.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lyme Regis 4 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 35 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 5 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking

The West Country region

The Retreat (at Hedgehog Corner) tucked away for privacy and peace in the grounds of Hedgehog Corner is set in An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty here on the Devon Dorset border in the middle of the Jurassic World Heritage Coast which stretches for 95 miles recording 180 million years in time.

The Retreat is just a 5 minute drive to Lyme Regis an historic seaside town famous for its fossils with a sandy beach as well. Excellent walking inland and along the Coastal Path.

To the west are the seaside towns of Seaton, Beer, Branscombe, Exmouth & Sidmouth and travelling to the east along the South Dorset coast we have the nearby Chesil Beach, Abbotsbury, Portland with its new Olympic Marina and Weymouth. Inland Exmoor and Dartmoor can be visited in a day trip. For those who enjoy visiting National Trust locations and castles there is nearby Montecute Hous, Forde Abbey, Sherborne and Powderham Castles.

Lyme Regis

On our doorstep is the sea side town of Lyme Regis is famous for fossil hunting. Experts take out fossil hunting walks from Lyme Regis and nearby Charmouth. Pretty beach huts on the historic Monmouth Beach at Lyme and an area of sandy beach by the historic Cobb. You can while away the hours in the old town of Lyme with its Mill and enchanting back streets full of fascinating shops from the Micro Brewery and Cheesemonger to the art Galleries. Lyme Regis is the perfect place for a family holiday. The area is a foodies paradise with Mark Hix's Oyster and Fish House also in Lyme Regis and just 3 minutes drive away and TV chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage for meals and events is just 3 minutes drive from Goodlands. At nearby Burton Bradstock a glorious beach with well known The Hive Beach Cafe.

Lots to see and do for children several nearby seaside towns, the Dinosaur Museum, Beer Caves, Pecorama, Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park, Sidmouth Donkey Sanctury and Seaton Tram are just an example of the nearby local attractions. Plenty of holiday information at the property. Joy, your Host who greets you personally on arrival, is a true local and font of information.

A congenial climate all year round and a great place for visiting with plenty to see and do all year around.