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The Retreat at Hedgehog Corner


Excellent 5/5 Score from 24 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 - with "Breakfast Basket"- perfect for romantic short breaks and available for 2 nights or longer.

Stylish eco friendly detached fully equipped private one bedroom cottage, level ground floor accommodation for adults with garden and 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 stylish 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, non feather bedding provided, plus "Breakfast Basket" (see photo, 2 days supply) also useful items i.e. dishwasher tabs, loo rolls etc.

Patio with mosaic bistro table and chairs, 2 garden chairs, BBQ area large garden with shrubbery of heather & lavender, well lit parking space and private entrance (with 10 steps).

A spacious sitting area with 32" TV/DVD, feature wall fire with mood lighting, leather sofa with reclining seats and matching tub chair. Looking out on to gardens.

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 blinds and 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, Cereals, Hedgehog Corner preserves, Yarty Valley milk, Lyme Bay Coffee, Clipper refreshments, orange juice, Moore's biscuits - a generous 2 day supply.

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

Wii fi use in the main house by arrangement if required, just a minutes walk from The Retreat.

The Retreat Cottage is level ground floor accommodation with approximately 10 easy and spaced steps from car park to Cottage.

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 on 01297 32036.

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

Be reassured on booking - your host Joy lovingly manages The Retreat.

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 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
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 24

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.


20 Dec 2013


"Great Place"

A real home from home. All the home comforts you'd want. The very energetic host has shown great attention to details and provided everything you could possibly need. Really close to River Cotta… More

Many thanks and I hope you both enjoyed the rest of your trip.


5 Dec 2013


"A Stress Free Bolt-Hole"

The Retreat is the perfect place from which to escape the stress and strain of life. We came for a few days to get away from the reality of work and this was just the answer. The Retreat is beautifull… More

Thank you so much for your kind words which are so welcome.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and everything you found in the Retreat and in and around our local area. Lyme Regis is the perfect place for the avid fossil hunter!

Looking forward to seeing you both again.

Best wishes,


22 Nov 2013


"A Sweet Retreat"

After a long & tiring journey, it was wonderful to be greeted by Joy and taken to such a warm and inviting cottage. It was so easy to make ourselves at home with everything we required for our three d… More

How very very kind of you to write such a lovely review.

I'm delighted you saw deer in the fields and so many birds in the garden.
I often see the deer but it's just fantastic when guests do! We have even had them walk up the drive and observe our guests! I'm not sure whose watching who with more interest!

Hope to welcome you again - either to the Retreat or Acorns for couples which has excellent Wi Fi in the apartment itself.

Here's to Springtime!


17 Nov 2013


"So relaxing a great place to unwind!"

Its such a lovely place, Joy is full of joy and makes you feel very welcome. The breakfast basket is a lovely thought with fresh bread and real butter which is a huge treat! Its in the right place for… More

How lovely to see you both again!

The weather was dry but chilly and I'm glad the new solar boosted heaters kept you cosy.

Looking forward to your third visit!

Best wishes,


16 Nov 2013


"Just perfect"

The Retreat is a perfect place to stay, it is quiet secluded very private, and wow the decor all the lovely thought out touches, nothing missed, outside lighting, torches, even high viz jackets if you… More

Thank you for this lovely review.

Wi Fi is available 24/7 in the main house a few steps away.

We have excellent wi fi/broadband in our Acorns Apartment for couples and Goodlands our family friendly bungalow that sleeps 6.

Looking forward to seeing you again!


14 Nov 2013


"Excellent holiday cottage fitted to the highest standard"

I stumbled across Hedgehog Corner by chance when looking for somewhere to stay in Dorset and now would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone. Upon our arrival we went up the drive to our private … More

How very very kind of you to write such a lovely full review for The Retreat short break Cottage with Breakfast Basket.

I'm delighted you had such an enjoyable visit and that your break was such a success!

Readers may be interested to learn that last night Hedgehog Corner won the Gold Award for Guest Accommodation in the Devon Tourism Awards for 2013.

Many thanks indeed.


12 Nov 2013


"A perfect retreat"

We stayed two nights in the self cater Retreat. This is perfect accommodation for two. It is spacious and very well equipped with thoughtful touches. It is hard to fault. Our only request would be f… More

Review 1-10 of 24

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