What’s Included?

All our cottages in our collection bear our signature style and attention to detail. The facilities vary from place to place, but 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.
  • All beds are fully made up for arrival, and 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 ask.
  • 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 washer/dryer). A couple of cottages have no dryer, just a washing line, but this is pointed out in the Candid Comments section. 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.
  • Hairdryer 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 integrated sound systems.
  • Selection of reading materials, from coffee table lifestyle books and magazines to novels for great holiday reading.
  • Optional extras for babies of travel cot (bring your own cot linen) and highchair, on request.
  • Key safe 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 reliability, especially in more outlying areas.
  • 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.