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The Retreat

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7 Nights  

  • £930  to  £1395

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  • £150 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About The Retreat

The Retreat is a luxurious self-catering cottage in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty only two miles from Lyme Regis. It is one of two award-winning holiday properties on-site and furnished with couples in mind. The cottage has a private garden with an outdoor hot tub and a dedicated EV charging point. It's an idyllic spot where couples can escape for a week or a short break, relaxing in a gorgeous rural location a few miles from the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

Lyme Regis is a five-minute drive from the cottage. It's an area with a broad appeal. Gourmands come here for the succulent oysters, fresh fish, and the opportunity to visit the River Cottage Kitchen for its delicious local menu and extensive choice of cookery classes. Instead of impersonal supermarkets, discover the delights of the Lyme Bay Winery and excellent farm shops where you can choose ingredients to cook in the cottage's well-equipped kitchen. Walkers and cyclists appreciate the mix of coast and countryside with miles of footpaths and trails for easy exploration.

The Retreat is so peaceful yet wonderfully convenient for beaches and attractions. You can spend day trips making the most of the spectacular beaches and enjoy swimming, surfing, paddleboarding and sunbathing only a few miles from the door. Walk along the South West Coast Path, go fossilling for fossils with an expert or see them in situ at the Undercliffs National Nature Reserve. Local attractions include the medieval monastery and gardens at Forde Abbey, the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth, and Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park. Guests love all the thoughtful touches that make The Retreat such a wonderful hideaway where they can enjoy focusing on each other without the distractions of daily life.

The Retreat is a proven eco and award winning property. Treat yourself to the gift of time spent with your favourite person in a beautiful location with a holiday here.

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Owner details:

Joy Raymond joined Independent Cottages in December 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Dorset)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Retreat is a purpose-built holiday cottage beautifully finished and furnished with couples in mind. Accommodation is all on one level.

  • Light colours and big windows ensure the living area feels wonderfully spacious and welcoming in all weathers. There is a leather sofa and an upholstered wingback armchair where you can watch the 43-inch Smart TV. Glass French doors open into the enclosed private garden.
  • Glossy cabinets are full of plates, glasses, pots, pans and other equipment you'll need for self-catering. A wide bench with two upholstered bar stools doubles as a dining space.
  • Bedroom with a king size bed, a brass bedstead, a comfortable mattress, and ample storage. The bed has beautiful bed linen ready for your arrival.
  • Ensuite shower room with a shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The landscaped garden overlooks fields and a bluebell copse and has a pagoda-covered hot tub and a patio with outdoor seating. There is allocated parking with an EV charging point.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen, bath towels and bathrobes are all included. Smoking is not permitted. Short breaks and seasonal week stays are possible, depending on availability.

The Retreat Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (King)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £930
To £1395
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, 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.

Owner Area

Joy Raymond
Member Since December 2021

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The Retreat Noticeboard

Award winning property, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, proven Eco credentials, former UK winner of Green Tourism In Business Gold Star.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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The Retreat 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th May 2022

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