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Rattys Retreat

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7 Nights See prices

  • £800  to  £1475

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Short Breaks From

  • £160 p/night
    4 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    4 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Rattys Retreat

Upton Grange Holiday Cottages offer an impressive collection of six, Four Star Gold holiday homes ideally positioned within walking distance of the lovely beach at Ringstead Bay on the famous Jurassic Heritage coastline in Dorset.

A jewel in Dorset's stunning crown, Ringstead Bay is beautifully sandwiched between Osmington Mills with the popular cliff-top Smugglers Inn and the dramatic White Nothe Cliff, with an abundance of top attractions close by.

The cottages have been beautifully restored to ensure each offers its own unique charm and a high standard of comfort. Sleeping two to six guests independently or larger parties of up to twenty two when rented together, Upton Grange is a popular choice with couples, families (including extended gatherings) and friends all year round. Close-at-hand, the owners pride themselves on customer care, offering a personal service where nothing it too much trouble. Whether you would like some localised knowledge about the area, a mid-week laundry service (for those staying in the smaller cottages without a machine), or prefer to be left to your own devices, they will go out of their way to make sure your holiday is everything you wish for.

Upon arrival you will be greeted with fresh flowers, fruit and a welcome tray so that you can have a cup of tea or coffee whilst unpacking. For those staying for a week or longer, you are treated to a more substantial welcome hamper which will also include goodies from the local farm shop for a cream tea, as well as ingredients for a Continental style breakfast on your first morning, allowing you to relax a little before you start exploring and shopping.

Surrounded by glorious Dorset countryside and coast, Upton Grange sits within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and assures plenty of peace and tranquility during your holiday. It is a paradise for walkers being so close to the South West Coastal Path. Whether you enjoy a gentle walk or fancy a full day's hike there is something for everyone. For the adventurous, you can walk to Lulworth Cove (approximately seven coastal miles each way!) taking in Durdle Door enroute - two truly magical places amongst the most popular of Dorset's attractions. Bring your bike and cycle the quiet country lanes, go fishing on Wally's Lake or horse riding at Rosewall, or just relax on Ringstead's lovely shingle (and sand when the tide is out!) beach with rock pools the kids will love exploring.

For day trips out, visit Weymouth with more than its fair share of attractions including the three mile beach, Jurassic Skyline for a birds eye view of the coast, Sealife Adventure Park and Sandworld Sculpture Park (a truly unique type of art gallery that is sure to impress both adults and children alike). Poole with its bustling Quay and Harbour is also within easy driving distance, as is Bournemouth, Corfe with its impressive castle ruins and the Isle of Purbeck.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Kerrie Webster joined Independent Cottages in January 2018


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Luxury
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dorset)

Ratty's Retreat is featured in this advert and offers single level ground floor accommodation for four guests (or five with the use of a sofa bed in the master bedroom).

A popular choice with families and couples, accommodation comprises:

  • Porch, leading into...
  • Well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, cooker, fridge and freezer.
  • Lounge / diner at the very heart of the house providing the perfect place to enjoy supper and relax at the end of the day. Its centre piece is a fabulous stone open fire-place with comfy seating positioned so that you can sit and watch the flames flickering. There is also a dining table with four chairs.
  • The spacious en-suite king-size master bedroom with a sitting area with sofa bed (which can be used to accommodate an extra child), vanity basin, separate WC and patio doors taking you outside to the terrace - a nice place to enjoy your morning tea before the days adventures begin.
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
  • Twin bedroom with attractive brass beds.

Outside: Ratty's Retreat has its own terrace (plus BBQ) that leads off to a pretty private small enclosed garden area providing a lovely place to sit in the sunshine. Guests also have plenty of communal space including a large paddock of an acre where the kids can let off steam and play (a big box of outdoor games is provided including swing ball, rackets etc). Lockable bike storage is available and there is also an outside hose for washing down muddy bikes.

Additional information: Sorry but no dogs. WiFi internet access available (this is a rural area so internet is fine for doing email and web searching but not for streaming). Prices include heating, electricity, bed linen, towels (please bring beach towels) and a welcome pack. The owners can arrange a 'champagne and chocolates' package for arrival, as well as a 'traditional breakfast' package from the local farm shop - please speak to the owner regarding this and prices for each package. Cots and high chairs available as well as Z-beds if required to accommodate extra children. Flexible changeover offered apart from during peak when Saturday is the norm. A private chef can be arranged should you fancy a night off cooking or want help with a special/celebratory meal - please speak to the owner for details and costs.

Large groups: Upton Grange Holiday Cottages are a popular choice for large family gatherings and friends reunions, allowing everyone to holiday together with plenty of personal space in your own cottage for 'down time'. When large groups are booking, an additional fold-away table can be put in Pheasants Cottage allowing 12 - 15 guests to dine together in once place. Sedate hen and stag parties will also be considered by the owner so please contact them to discuss your requirements. Should you be looking for a venue to celebrate a special occasion, the owners are more than happy to assist in making it extra special and memorable by arranging a private chef, celebratory cake, flowers, holistic therapies and make-overs for some pampering as well as a hairdresser.

Star Rating: 4 Star Gold

Rattys Retreat Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Mon, 3rd Jan 2022 - Thu, 7th Apr 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 8th Apr 2022 - Fri, 22nd Apr 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 23rd Apr 2022 - Fri, 27th May 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th May 2022 - Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 4th Jun 2022 - Sun, 24th Jul 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Mon, 25th Jul 2022 - Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 3rd Sep 2022 - Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4-5 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin + Sofabed)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Kerrie Webster
Member Since January 2018

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* Calendar last updated: 19th November 2021
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