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THE RETREAT Hot Tub,short breaks, breakfast basket

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Retreat Hot Tub, use it year round, light function, robes, slippers provided,

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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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

A private Hot Tub for your exclusive use tucked away in the The Retreat garden for short breaks or longer includes a "Breakfast Basket". Perfect for romantic short breaks and is perfect for couples seeking privacy, relaxation and uninterrupted peace & quiet.

Multi Award Winning Accommodation, 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.

Walking distance of Inn that serves food, shop and bus stop. Less than 5 minutes drive to the World Heritage Jurassic 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 on the World Heritage Jurassic coast.

Your private, for your use only, large, round, eco, 14 jet, led lit, multi functioning, cedar Hot Tub is not overlooked, set facing a glade of trees, copse and fields. Tub towels, robes and slippers provided.

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 at Reception who 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. Lots of useful extras.

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

The Bedroom looks out over the garden, often with rabbits, has pretty yellow venetian 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, Wyke farm house butter, John's free range eggs, selection of cereals, Wolfys porridge, Hedgehog Corner preserves, Yarty Valley milk, DJ Miles & Clipper refreshments, Frobishers juice, Four Elms apple juice, home mixed muesli, local Moore's biscuits. Ample for the duration of your stay.

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

Hi Viz jacket & torch for walk to local Inn & River Cottage.

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.

Directions and KEY SAFE ACCESS CODE sent on booking.

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.

Be reassured on booking - Your host Joy, a true local, who lovingly manages The Retreat and is a font of local information and is available at Reception 24/7

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

Please note: if you wear FAKE TAN you may not use the Hot Tub.

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.

Hope to see you soon, please feel able to phone for a chat:. Link to home web site on this advert - which has FILM, live on line booking and full information.


Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach Lyme Regis 4 km
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 Jacuzzi or hot tub, 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, Not suitable for wheelchair users

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 contactable at Reception 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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13 Jun 2015



Joy has thought of EVERYTHING to make The Retreat perfect in every way even down to high vis jackets and torches for the walk to the pub!! Well appointed and beautifully decorated cottage, amazing breakfast basket, lots of lovely fluffy towels, gorgeous smelling toiletries, warm and friendly welcome - what more could a guest want. If I could rate The Retreat 5*+++++++, I would.

How very kind of you to write such lovely words about the Retreat now with it's own Hot Tub. I'm just so pleased you enjoyed your River Cottage course. It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope to see you again. Best wishes, Joy

7 Jun 2015


"Fantastic relaxing stay in gorgeous and perfect cottage"

I booked The Retreat at Hedgehog Corner for my husband's birthday and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. Every little detail was carefully thought out - all the amenities you would expect from a 5* stay and more besides! It's clear that Joy really cares about her property and her guests' experience there. There really was nothing missing and Joy has really gone beyond expectation to provide an excellent stay at her charming cottage. The hot tub which was only recently installed was a fantastic bonus, and comes highly recommended after a long day of walking in the local area. Joy had organised a breakfast basket for our arrival which contained delicious local produce and included everything we could want for our weekend away. I really can't recommend Hedgehog Corner enough - perfectly catered and lovingly cared for, it's a really lovely place to stay when visiting the area. Can't wait to come back!

And I can't wait to welcome you back! (p.s. Hot Tubs are great in winter too!). Joy

1 Jun 2015


"Beautiful, peaceful and so many special touches!"

The Retreat is beautiful! The new hot tub was wonderful, especially at night and completely private. Every little touch has been thought of by Joy (who is lovely!). Can not fault it!

Just delighted you enjoyed the new Cedar Hot Tub that comes with The Retreat Cottage for Couples. It's a real hit with our guests who enjoy it at night with the pretty lights as much as in the daytime. So glad you had a restful break and thank you so much for your kind words. Best wishes, Joy

6 Apr 2015


"Excellent accomadation. Could not recommend highly enough!"

"The retreat" is a fantastic play to stay. Decorated modernly and very very clean. The owner, Joy, has thought of everything and you are provided with a wonderful hamper of food, much of it sourced locally. We highly recommend this accomadation.

Delighted you enjoyed your break and thank you for taking the time and trouble to write such kind words. I am delighted you found The Retreat so clean and tidy. I will keep up the standards. Best wishes, Joy

22 Nov 2014



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


"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


"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


"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


"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

14 Sep 2014


"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

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      Calendar last updated:03 Jul 2015

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