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THE RETREAT Hot Tub,short breaks, breakfast basket Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

THE RETREAT Hot Tub,short breaks, breakfast basket

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 79 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner


*The Retreat Cottage

*Short Breaks year round

*Own Private Hot Tub

*Includes a "Breakfast Basket"

*Fully Equipped, sleeps 2

*Romantic short breaks for couples.

*Walking distance to Pub & River Cottage HQ

*5 minutes drive to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis.

*1 bedroom ground floor garden cottage

*Private terrace, garden and patio

* Enjoy uninterrupted peace and quiet.

*Multi Award Winning Accommodation.

*Secluded Hot Tub great for year round use in any weather just for you

* Not overlooked by others, not overlooked by other property.

*Overlooking a glade of trees, copse and fields.

*Walking distance to pub.

*Spacious, bright and airy, overlooking gardens

*Wi fi available at Main House 1 mins walk

* 32" TV, bedroom TV, Feature Fire

*Brass bed has fitted wardrobes,TV

*En suite bathroom with rainfall shower.

*Sitting room with leather recliner sofa


*The Retreat Cottage

*Short Breaks year round

*Own Private Hot Tub

*Includes a "Breakfast Basket"

*Fully Equipped, sleeps 2

*Romantic short breaks for couples.

*Walking distance to Pub & River Cottage HQ

*5 minutes drive to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis.

*1 bedroom ground floor garden cottage

*Private terrace, garden and patio

* Enjoy uninterrupted peace and quiet.

*Multi Award Winning Accommodation.

*Secluded Hot Tub great for year round use in any weather just for you

* Not overlooked by others, not overlooked by other property.

*Overlooking a glade of trees, copse and fields.

*Walking distance to pub.

*Spacious, bright and airy, overlooking gardens

*Wi fi available at Main House 1 mins walk

* 32" TV, bedroom TV, Feature Fire

*Brass bed has fitted wardrobes,TV

*En suite bathroom with rainfall shower.

*Sitting room with leather recliner sofa

*Designer kitchen has every appliance

*Breakfast Bar & Kitchen patio with bistro table and chairs

*Large private terrace overlooking copse, bluebells in spring

*The Breakfast Basket & Refreshments - ample for your stay

* All linen provided, robes, slippers, towels

*Useful items i.e. torch, loo rolls, kitchen foil, roll etc.

*Toiletries, hair drier, cool air fan, cool bag with ice blocks, iron & board

*Dish washer, washing machine tablets, washing up liquid

* Private well lit safe parking and own well lit private entrance.

*Outdoor sensor lighting, High Viz jackets for walking to the pub

* Host Joy, a true local, font of local knowledge available 24/7

*Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

*Private, peaceful and relaxing break

* Ideal location for both the coast and countryside

*Electric car charger (Type 2)

*Level ground floor accommodation with walk in shower.

*Steps to entrance

*SHORT BREAKS from 2 nights

*January week day special price.

*Just ask Joy - see similar property Acorns Apartment on this listing

Location description from owner

The England 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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Key Info

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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House rules

No fake spray tan wearers in tub please as it causes havoc
Guests should remove make up and shower before using hot tub.
Hot Tub hours are from 8am - 10pm. Special polycarbonate Hot Tub glasses provided - no glass around tub for obvious safety reasons please.
Many thanks.


About the owner

Joy R
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22 Aug 2016
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United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Feb 2013. Located in Dorset, it has 79 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1120.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Aug 2016.


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“Amazing retreat, fantastic host and great location”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2016

We spent two nights here when visiting River Cottage, the location couldn't be better with only a 5 minute drive to River Cottage HQ. Joy is a superb and welcoming host, the Retreat is beautifully maintained, extremely homely and it's tucked away location is private and quiet. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to use the hot tub but it looked absolutely fantastic perfect for a romantic evening. I cannot recommend this property highly enough.

Wow thank you! Please visit again and stay a little bit longer to do some tubbing! I am so grateful for your kind words. Joy

“Absolutely perfect!”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2016

We stayed with Joy when she was running her B&B a few years ago and although she is now letting apartments instead of doing B&B, we knew we could expect the same great service and quality. We were certainly not disappointed! The Retreat is all you could possibly want/expect and more. It is spotless, spacious, has a fully equipped kitchen with open plan living room, and separate bedroom. Joy leaves a fantastic breakfast basket for your stay which includes her amazing home made bread - not to be missed! The hot tub is absolutely lovely.... the weather was chilly, misty and softly raining but we ran to the hot tub and thoroughly enjoyed soaking away the chills! It is literally right outside of the door and completely secluded. The Retreat at Hedgehog Corner is only a few minutes drive away from Lyme Regis town centre, and perfect for visits to River Cottage. Our friends came with us and stayed in Acorns which they loved. All in all - thoroughly recommended!

Thank you for such a fabulous review. It's wonderful that some of our past guests are revisiting - especially now there are hot tubs for each of the properties here at Hedgehog Corner. Hot Tubs are great fun - whatever the weather as our guests found. See you soon! Joy

“Wonderful Stay”

Reviewed 13 Dec 2015

Absolutely amazing stay from start to finish. The setting of the Retreat was stunning with the inside of the accommodation being just as beautiful. Joy made us feel very welcome and there were plenty of added touches during our stay, including the breakfast basket! The hot tub was a highlight of the trip and brightened up our winter get away. Would highly recommend this property and we can't wait to return.

Thank you indeed for your kind words about your stay here in The Retreat. I'm so glad you enjoyed the rural setting - with the Hot Tub looking out over the fields with the occasional deer and bunny to be seen! Hot Tubs are perfect for the colder weather - first thing in the morning is a great way to kick start the day. I very much hope to see you again! Joy

“We couldn't have asked for anything better.”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2015

My husband was attending a cookery course at River Cottage, The Retreat was ideally situated, not even a 5 minute drive away. The Retreat was wonderful, warm and welcoming after a 3 hour drive, with everything we needed and more ! The icing on the cake was the hot tub. Thank You Joy

Delighted to hear your cookery course at River Cottage tied in nicely with your stay here. Also so pleased you enjoyed your own personal Hot Tub for a spot of star gazing. Hope to see you again soon, Joy

“Fantastic Stay”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2015

Make good use of the hot tub, it is very relaxing! Go to Lyme Regis and have a pork sandwich in the "Whole Hog" it will be the best pork sandwich you have ever had!

Delighted our guests enjoyed the Hot Tub and local fabulous roast sandwich shop in nearby Lyme Regis - I have tasted one myself and they are delicious! Just on the main street at the bottom of the town near the clock car park! Check it out! Hope to see you next year! Joy


Reviewed 2 Oct 2015

Our stay was simply wonderful; thank you Joy. We felt very special and thoroughly pampered. My highlight was floating in the hot tub at night with the lights and jets switched off, staring at the Milky Way for hours. My partner enjoyed the home-made bread and muesli, as well as all the locally-sourced produce that greeted us on arrival. We tried to think of something we needed that had not been provided - and failed. Very highly recommended but not when we want to return (obviously). Enjoy!

Smashing! Delighted you too enjoyed the star gazing from your private, personal and secluded Hot Tub late at night. This has proved to be a real enhancement to our guests stay! See you again! Joy

“Perfect break”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2015

Me and my partner stayed in this cottage for 2 nights and I honestly can't find the words to explain how perfect it was. It took us a while to get to the cottage due to traffic and weather conditions but when we arrived we were greeted by a lovely, welcoming smile from Joy the wonder who proceeded to show us around the cottage... Giving us information on the use of the hot tub, heating, and electrical appliances. This lady has literally thought of everything you could possibly need/want during your stay. The cottage is spacious and clean but very cosy and the hot tub is a perfect added bonus, so relaxing no matter the weather conditions. The only fault is that we couldn't stay longer, neither of us wanted to leave! Would love to stay again.

Wow! Really pleased our guests enjoyed their stay and I hope they will visit again. See you in 2016 Joy

“Fabulous retreat that helps you relax in comfort”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2015

We stayed here because of the reviews and i must say we was not disappointed, the place is lovely and clean with everything you need and more to make Your stay comfortable. The introduction of a hot tub is a master stroke by Joyce we loved it so relaxing especially at night when you put the multicolour lighting on. Joyce is a lovely lady who goes out of her way to help make your stay an enjoyable one, we will definatly be going back.

Delighted our guests enjoyed the multi coloured lighting selection in the Hot Tub! Several guests enjoyed 'star gazing' too with shooting stars seen. Hope to see you again Joy

“5 Star accommodation”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2015

What can we say about Hedgehog Corner .... other than .... fantastic , classy , peaceful , idyllic and secluded . Joy ( who owns Hedgehog Corner ) , you have been named well !! It was a total joy to have met you , an amazing , friendly , lovely lady . You have so obviously put a lot of thought , time and money into Hedgehog Corner . The high spec of absolutely everything in The Retreat didn't go amiss . We have stayed at many places but we can honestly say this was one of the very best . We will return and we most definitely would recommend your beautiful little haven to everyone , love Mark and Julie , Hertfordshire .

Thank you for giving me such a great start to my day! Your words sum up what every accommodation provider hopes their guests will think after their holiday. I did appreciate your thoughtfulness with the taxi driver it was very kind indeed. Hope to see you both again and for longer next time! Joy


Reviewed 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

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