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THE RETREAT for short breaks with breakfast basket

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 45 reviews

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.

Multi Award Winning Accommodation (Devon Tourism, UK GTBS, Taste of the West Overall winner in category 2013).

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.

*Wi fi use at the main house in the Reception Porch available 24/7, just 1 minutes walk from The Retreat. See our sister property Acorns listed here for in house Wi Fi.

The Retreat Cottage is level ground floor accommodation with some (10) spaced 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 Internet access, 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 Dorset 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.

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22 Nov 2014

5/5

"Perfection"

The retreat is so fantastic! We stayed for two nights, turned up on a dark and stormy evening and were greeted at our car and shown into the heated retreat with the 'fire' and heating on ready for arrival! EVERYTHING had been thought of and it just made our stay so special from the stocked fridge, to the toiletry's to the labeled cupboards and most importantly the tray for muddy boots!
Would highly recommend it for a relaxing country get away or foodie trip to River Cottage HQ!

Delighted that a wild and windy night found our Retreat comfy, warm and welcoming!

So glad you enjoyed your visit to nearby River Cottage HQ - there is just so much going on there these days I am amazed.

Very much hope to welcome you again!

Joy

12 Nov 2014

5/5

"A wonderful place for couples to stay"

Set in a great location which is easy to find, The Retreat is a well equipped self catering cottage, perfect for that romantic weekend away. Joy really has thought of everything you might need, from salt and pepper to menus for local restaurants. Will definitely return and recommend to others.

Thank you for your helpful lines - we love to promote local restaurants - from the pub that serves food at the top of our road within walking distance to the more well known ones such as the Hix Oyster and Fish House in nearby Lyme Regis and the River Cottage Canteen in nearby Axminster.

Hope to see you again and thank you for choosing to stay with me!

Joy

6 Oct 2014

5/5

"Wow Fantastic Accomadation, Great Host"

Wow what a great find. The retreat at Hedgehog Corner is just fantastic in everyway. It is very modern, very clean and had everything you need for a special stay. Our host Joy was exceptional. She took the time to explain everything and spent time giving us a rundown of where to go and what to do locally. All the advice was spot on. Great location for visiting Lyme Regis, but even better for visiting River Cottage, which is a short taxi ride away (need to book taxi before your stay numbers on Hedgehog Corner website) Plenty of good local pubs nearby Hunters Lodge is only 3mins walk away another great find. Reflective tabards and torch provided. All in all I can not rate this property highly enough.

What a lift to know our guests enjoyed their stay - please be assured a warm welcome awaits you should you return.

We are lucky to have Terry and his Taxi for a £15 return fare to River Cottage HQ - and good advice to book in advance. It's a popular place to visit for Dinner in the 17th Century Barn or take a cookery course year round!

Thank you for you fabulous review.

Joy

6 Oct 2014

5/5

"Fantastic accommodation, would highly recommend"

Beautiful, Spotless!! Breakfast basket is lovely and Joy is so nice to deal with! Keep up the good work!

Thank you so much for being so kind to write such a lovely review of The Retreat.

I hope future guests reading our reviews can be confident that we are an established accommodation offering multi award winning property and service.

Joy

29 Sep 2014

5/5

"An idyllic retreat"

My husband and i have just spent two nights away in this wonderful retreat. Set in idyllic surroundings the retreat offers the ultimate hideaway. Joy warmly welcomed us upon arrival and was an oracle of information regarding the local area. She really has thought of everything from visibility jackets complete with torches for walking to the pub to a digital photo frame and a delicious basket of homemade and local treats. An absolute gem of a place to which we will most definitely return.

It is heartening that our guests take the time to write a review and I am delighted our guests enjoyed their visit.

The Retreat is a true hideaway fully equipped with everything you would need for a break.

I am a true local and enjoy passing on hints and tips to our guests. I meet you personally on arrival which is a great opportunity to show you around the property and answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for your kind words.

Joy

19 Sep 2014

5/5

"Hard to beat."

We stayed at The Retreat for 4 nights and were very happy with everything. The facilities and cleanliness of the apartment were excellent and the breakfast hamper was all that one could wish for.We lo… More

Thank you both for such lovely lines.

It was so kind of you to offer to show us Canberra should we get there!

Would love to see you again if you are down this way again!

Joy

14 Sep 2014

5/5

"What a Joy ! (pun intended)"

Imagine arriving in a beautiful location, being met by a lovely, friendly lady who presents you with a freshly baked, home made, loaf of bread (still warm) - then leads you down a Lavender scented pathway to a luxurious apartment, equipped with literally everything you need, including a large comfortable bed, rainfall shower and a lovely breakfast basket full of goodies, all locally sourced. Imagine no more - welcome to The Retreat at Hedgehog Corner. A fantastic weekend celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary and so glad we came here. Will be looking to book again for a week's holiday.

Absolutely delighted to read your lines.

So glad the weekend was such a success for your 30th Anniversary.

Joy

8 Sep 2014

5/5

"Absolutely Wonderful"

We spent 2 nights at The Retreat at Hedgehog Corner and it was wonderful. Joy was fab giving advice in advance of our arrival and was always friendly and fun to talk to.

The Retreat itself is gorgeous - it has everything you need for a luxurious break - kitchen equipment is lovely for if you want to do any self catering and the breakfast basket was delicious - the homemade breads and jams were so yummy and there was plenty of it so we didn't feel like we needed to ration it across our stay! Extra thoughtful bits included a couple of pints of milk and a selection of tea's so after a 5 hour journey we could just sit down with a cuppa on arrival!

The living area is great and the reclining sofa is very comfy. Brilliant little seating area out the front and because the Retreat is tucked away it was private enough for us to sit out in the sun and enjoy our dinner.

The bedroom was extremely comfortable and it was a lovely extra thought for Joy to provide dressing gowns and slippers. Towels were also provided which was a real positive - we were in the area for a wedding so already had lots of luggage with our outfits etc so it saved having to transport them and then wash them all when we got home!

The bathroom was also lovely - underfloor heating and heated towel rail with a great shower.

Only thing that could have improved the stay was WiFi in the Retreat - you can get it by going round to reception which isn't far, but we did want to check a few things online in the evening, so only a very minor thing!

Dedicated parking spot is great - it wasn't too busy when we stayed but I can imagine that when it is busy the knowledge that you have a dedicated spot right by the cottage is good to know!

A family member was staying nearby in alternative accommodation and popped in for a cup of tea, and commented on how lovely it was at the retreat, and how she wished she was staying there too!

Overall, we can't wait to go back!! Thanks so much Joy for having us, and making our stay so comfortable.

Thank you so much for such lovely lines.

So glad you had such terrific weather for the wedding you attended at nearby River Cottage.

A lovely weekend for all of us! Delighted you are hoping to come back!

Joy

1 Sep 2014

5/5

"An Excellent Stay"

An excellent stay at the Retreat, sadly it was only for the one night. Hopefully we will go back in the future and would certainly recommend to others.The Retreat is very well equipped with everything… More

Thank you for your kind words.

Hope to see you again for a longer stay next time.

(If there is a one night gap between bookings we are happy to accommodate but usually it is a minimum stay of 2 nights).

Many thanks,

Joy

23 Aug 2014

5/5

"Aptly named the Retreat"

We enjoyed a short break at the Retreat and would certainly recommend to others. The property is very well equipped (I think it is newly done), comfortable and spotlessly clean. Joy made us feel very welcome and had time to chat. She provides a generous breakfast hamper as well as milk, tea bags and real coffee, so if you eat out during the day, you really need bring very little with you in the way of food and provisions.
Outside there is a small private garden with chairs and a table - really enjoyed a few hours in the afternoon sunshine with the perfume from lavender beds wafting over.
Our experience was that the property was easy to find, being a few miles from Lyme Regis you don't have to negotiate traffic and narrow streets. Another plus is that the Retreat was quiet and peaceful, and with good parking.

Thank you for a review which succinctly sums up The Retreat.

Very kind of you to take the time and trouble to write a line for me.

Joy

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