What’s Included?

All our cottages in our collection bear our signature style and attention to detail. The facilities vary from place to place, as they have different owners, with different preferences, so please check if something is vital to you! However, all are exceptionally well-equipped and many come with a host of extras.

All Retreats properties include a minimum of the following:

  • Electricity and heating – including starter supply of logs where applicable.
  • Beds fully made up for arrival – plus one set of towels per guest is provided (except beach/swimming towels). Additional linen or towels can only be provided by special request if available (additional charges apply).
  • Most of our duvets and pillows are hypo-allergenic but if this is essential to you, please check to confirm (N.B. duvets and pillows cannot be changed in a cottage)
  • A welcome tea tray of milk, tea, coffee and sugar and a bottle of wine – varies from cottage to cottage.
  • Well equipped kitchen – with oven and hob, fridge, freezer (some just small depending on the cottage), dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. Also, pots, pans, utensils, serving dishes and baking ware.
  • Coffee maker – either a filter machine or a cafetiere, some may have specialist machines such as a Nespresso or Gaggia.
  • Laundry facilities – washing machine and tumble dryer (some combined washer/dryer). Iron and ironing board.
  • Vacuum cleaner, mop, bucket, dustpan and brush, tea towels, dish cloths, oven gloves.
  • A starter supply of kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, toilet roll, washing up liquid, tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • At least one hairdryer, some have more, and complimentary toiletries for the first night of your stay.
  • Sewing kit and first aid kit.
  • Outdoor seating, normally table and chairs.
  • At least one TV (most have more) with at least one DVD player.
  • Music systems ranging from CD players (with small collection of CDs), most have ipod docking stations and some have bluetooth sound systems.
  • Selection of reading materials, from coffee table lifestyle books and magazines to novels for great holiday reading.
  • Toys and games, depending on the child-friendly rating of the cottage.
  • Optional extras for babies of travel cot (bring your own cot linen) and highchair, on request.
  • Combination code key safe (enclosing the key!) for independent arrival at any time.
  • Phone landline with honesty box or use of ‘pay as you go’ mobile where specified.
  • Free WiFi, although please understand that we cannot guarantee the speed or connection reliability of internet OR phone line, especially in more outlying areas – this is often in the hands of BT!
  • Tourist information and Retreats Welcome Folder so we can point you in the right direction of our favourite things to see, do and eat.
  • Barbecues are only available in some Retreats. We cannot guarantee that one will be available. It is a good idea to add a disposable barbecue to your shopping list.