• About The Retreat

    With a games room and a heated indoor swimming pool, this Grade ll listed thatched barn conversion is surrounded by lovely countryside.

    • Elec fire and elec by £1 slot meter
    • Full oil CH £90 Summer, £100 Winter (including pool heating) pw, (Short breaks, Winter and Summer £29 - 2 days, £43- 3 days, £56 - 4 days) poa
    • Bed linen inc
    • Towels £2 pp pw on request
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Two TVs
    • M/wave
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • W-fi
    • Payphone
    • Lawned garden area with patio and furniture
    • Parking
    • Indoor heated swimming pool (27ft x 14ft)
    • Games room with table tennis and pool table
    • No smoking

    > Within 3 miles of the beach, this Grade II listed, thatched former barn offers spacious, very comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities, including its own indoor heated swimming pool and games room. Sympathetically converted and very well equipped, it has its own lawned area and patio, and is surrounded by lovely countryside. The ancient town of Bridport
    (2 miles), once famous for its rope-making industry, was Thomas Hardy’s ‘Port Bredy’, and holds a twice-weekly market in its broad streets. At West Bay (3 miles) there are fishing trips and rowing boats for hire. At Seaton (6 miles), the lush Winniford Valley opens to an unspoilt beach of golden shingle, shelving steeply to sand at low tide. To the west of the beach, the Dorset Coast Path climbs to Golden Cap – at 626ft the highest point on the southern coast, with superb views along the coastline. The National Trust owns 2,000 acres of land here, offering 15 miles of footpaths for walkers. Ten miles away is the attractive seaside town of Lyme Regis. Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion gives a good picture of the town in the early 19th-century, and its history is displayed in the local museum. The ancient town of Dorchester (14 miles), built on the site of the Roman town, has much of historical interest: the remains of a Roman town house and a mosaic in Colliton Park, the old county court where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried, and Thomas Hardy’s study in the Dorset County Museum. Shops 2 miles.

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      Cottage

    • Asset 46

      5 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 10 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Games room
      Games room
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Television
      Television
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Winter short breaks
      Winter short breaks
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Swimming pool - indoor
      Swimming pool - indoor
    • Bed lin included
      Bed lin included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    • Active family holidays
      Active family holidays
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "With a games room and a heated indoor swimming pool this Grade ll listed thatched barn conversion is surrounded by lovely countryside.Large hallstudy with full-length windows. Dining room with additional TV and steps down to sun room. Spacious sitting-room with electric fire and French doors to patio and courtyard. Well-equipped modern fitted kitchen. Utility room. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor Two pretty double bedrooms one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet and one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Small twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Second twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. \n \n\nElec fire and elec by £1 slot meter \n\nFull oil CH £90 Summer £100 Winter including pool heating pw Short breaks Winter and Summer £29 - 2 days £43- 3 days £56 - 4 days poa\n\nBed linen inc\n\nTowels £2 pp pw on request\n\nCot\n\nHchair\n\nTwo TVs\n\nMwave\n\nWmachine\n\nTdryer\n\nDwasher\n\nFfreezer\n\nW-fi\n\nPayphone\n\nLawned garden area with patio and furniture\n\nParking\n\nIndoor heated\n\n \n\nswimming pool 27ft x 14ft\n\nGames room with table tennis and pool table\n\nNo smoking\n\n\n \u003e Within 3 miles of the beach this Grade II listed thatched former barn offers spacious very comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities including its own indoor heated\n \nswimming pool and games room. Sympathetically converted and very well equipped it has its own lawned area and patio and is surrounded by lovely countryside. The ancient town of Bridport\n2 miles once famous for its rope-making industry was Thomas Hardy’s ‘Port Bredy’ and holds a twice-weekly market in its broad streets. At West Bay 3 miles there are fishing trips and rowing boats for hire. At Seaton 6 miles the lush Winniford Valley opens to an unspoilt beach of golden shingle shelving steeply to sand at low tide. To the west of the beach the Dorset Coast Path climbs to Golden Cap – at 626ft the highest point on the southern coast with superb views along the coastline. The National Trust owns 2000 acres of land here offering 15 miles of footpaths for walkers. Ten miles away is the attractive seaside town of Lyme Regis. Jane Austen’s novel\n Persuasion \ngives a good picture of the town in the early 19th-century and its history is displayed in the local museum. The ancient town of Dorchester 14 miles built on the site of the Roman town has much of historical interest the remains of a Roman town house and a mosaic in Colliton Park the old county court where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried and Thomas Hardy’s study in the Dorset County Museum. Shops 2 miles. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/269/840/269334.jpg DGN

    The Retreat reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.1 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.1

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.3

    Location

    8.6

    Cleanliness

    8.8

    Value for money

    8.9

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    10
    out of 10

    Absolutely fantastic! We took our son and daughter, there partners and four grandchildren yet there was so much space. And the highlight was the amazing swimming pool. We all used it twice a day and had so much fun watching the little ones improve their confidence in the water and their swimming strokes. The owners were really helpful with a couple of inconveniences (eg the fridge broke down but was fixed two days later and another one installed in the interim. Also a problem with one of the beds which was again replaced the very next day. Overall had a brilliant time and would highly recommend The Retreat..perfect for families or groups of mates, I'd say.

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    2019-08-28

    10
    out of 10

    Our three generation family of eleven, aged 8 months to 80 years, enjoyed The Retreat. Really, really spacious, the six children loved the pool & used it twice daily, the games room was an added bonus.

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    2019-08-15

    10
    out of 10

    a great place to stay everything you want all in the same place

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    2019-05-21

    8
    out of 10

    The swimming pool was of a good size. There was a large field for the children to run around. Most of the rooms were of a good size. Kitchen was well appointed with plenty of storage space. The layout was not really geared up for a toddler due to split levels on ground floor. There were no stair gates provided and no cot only a travel cot which again was too small for a one year old and no safety straps in the highchair. For future hirers, I used about £20 of electricity.

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    2019-05-01

    9
    out of 10

    Lovely huge cottage with the added advantage of indoor swimming pool and games room Will definitely be recommending to family and friends

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    2019-04-21

    8
    out of 10

    The photos on your website do not do the house justice, it's huge! The pool and game's room were a great success. We stayed for the Christmas period and the house was very well equipped for that purpose. The house was extremely well heated but if you had more than 3 people shower at the same time you did run out of water! I would definitely recommend this house and also visit again if the price were lowered slightly!

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    2019-01-06

    10
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    2019-08-19

    8
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    2019-01-15

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