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"The Retreat" near Lyme Regis

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 31 reviews

Brass Bed - overlooks gardens - ensuite rainfall shower with underfloor heating.

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

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

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 with personal welcome on arrival from your host Joy who can tell you of all the best places to eat, visit and park.

All linen, 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 - a generous supply for the duration of your stay.

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 - your host Joy, a true local, lovingly manages The Retreat, is a font of local information.

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

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.

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

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.

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Review 1-10 of 31

6 Jul 2014


"Perfect retreat, perfectly equipped and in a perfect peaceful location for exploring the area sound Lyme Regis!"

Well equipped cottage with a great breakfast basket! A perfect base for attending either a course or meal at River Cottage HQ or having a picturesque walk into Lyme Regis.

Delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Retreat Cottage for Couples.

Many thanks indeed for your comments.


18 Jun 2014


"Hedgehog Corner is a real gem"

Our third stay with Joy at "the Hedgehog". The retreat has every amenity imaginable for a self catering vacation and it comes with an ample supply of breakfast and snack foods including eggs, cereals, bread, milk, cookies etc. Recently modernised with what seems to be no expense spared, it is spacious and very comfortable - even a TV in the bedroom ! A very convenient centre for that area of the West Country. We will almost certainly be back on our next visit from Calofornia.

Thank you so much for coming back a 3rd time, and this time to The Retreat our new private one bedroomed cottage with breakfast basket set in the ground beside a copse and meadow.

The weather has been glorious and I'm so glad you were back to visit your family at such a lovely time of year.

Here's to the next visit!


12 Jun 2014


"Absolutely amazing"

I just can't stress enough how wonderful our stay was at The Retreat. From the moment we arrived, Joy was fantastic, taking us in and showing us around. She made us feel at home immediately. The … More

Thank you for not only this lovely review but being such charming guests.

It really was a pleasure to meet you both.


19 May 2014


"Everything was First Rate !"

We were made to feel very welcome and The Retreat had everything we could possible need, including some precious chill out time.
Located close to River Cottage HQ, Axminster and Lyme Regis which was brilliant.
Nothing negative to say at all.

That's great to hear. We are one of the nearest accommodations to River Cottage HQ and welcome guests on the cookery courses and those dining out in the evening at their farm house and threshing barn.

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to write a line for us.

Hope to see you again.


5 May 2014


"It was a Joy from start to finish"

Sorry for the pun but what a find. Travelled to Lyme Regis for the fossil festival or at least an excuse for weekend away.. Arrived at Hedgehog corner and was warmly greeted by Joy, the retreat was superb all mod cons, a breakfast basket with an added extra - thanks Joy . Extremely comfortable as a great base for the area

Weekend capped with visits to Hix's oyster house, Riverside Cottage canteen and long fossil hunting walks to walk off the food

Will return again one day soon

Delighted these guests enjoyed their visit - the annual Fossil Festival in Lyme Regis is a huge attraction and on Bank Holiday Monday after the festival was then filled with local food and craft stalls.

Thank you for your lovely words - really - they are much appreciated.


28 Apr 2014


"Awesome Stay @ The Retreat Hedgehog Corner"

We were both warmly welcomed by Joy where she had oriented us around to The Retreat (how to operate the gadgets and stuffs) and places to visit during our stay. Joy is very helpful in giving direction… More

Thank you for this lovely review - I feel I got to know this lovely couple with all our international pre arrival correspondence to help ensure their visit went smoothly.

I'm so glad their long distance visit to the UK went so well and it was a pleasure to have them stay.


15 Apr 2014



I don't really know where to start!! This has to be the best B & B I have ever stayed at. We booked to stay here in order to go to River Cottage for dinner. From the "off" things couldn… More

Delighted these guests enjoyed our new style self catering accommodation with Breakfast Basket. More than a B&B room - a fully fledged one bedroom cottage with every appliance and private garden - plenty of space to relax and rest in.

It was lovely to meet you both and I hope your friends in the London Marathon finished the course!

I very much hope to meet you both again.


27 Mar 2014


"What a lovely place to spend a weekend - or longer!"

We were met with a warm welcome from Joy. She showed us around The Retreat which is absolutely lovely. She also showed us how all the gadgets worked. The place is decorated beautifully, I wish I ha… More

Thank you for this lovely review which is in fact of Acorns our sister property (which has the conservatory)here at Hedgehog Corner.

I am delighted that this couple enjoyed their visit to our area, River Cottage and our accommodation.

I really do look forward to welcoming you both again!


17 Feb 2014



'Acorns' really does do what it says on the tin and more. The standard of accommodation, fixtures and fittings is excellent and the attention to detail is superb. This accommodation manages… More

Hello there - delightful review here for our sister accommodation Acorns Apartment - here at Hedgehog Corner.

So, take a look at The Retreat and take a look at Acorns and hopefully you will choose one of our accommodations for couples and Breakfast Basket for your visit to The Jurassic Coast or River Cottage for either a dining event or cookery course.

There's a lot going on down here on the Jurassic Coast.


5 Feb 2014


"A true retreat"

Joy has created a cool, contemporary environment, with a colourful palette of creams and greens. Attention has been paid to the smallest details and there are discreet labels on all the appliances and… More

How very very kind of you to write such a detailed and utterly exquisite review for the Retreat a relatively new accommodation rental.

You have really made my day - a big cyber hug to you both.


Review 1-10 of 31

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