After lovingly restoring the Piggery, our first cottage, back in 2003, came the realisation of our idea to convert the old overgrown gardens to the side of the Piggery into luxurious self catering accommodation in a location that can only be described as stunning.
We were lucky enough to have bought the Piggery without even going inside, the views and character prompted us to enter a sealed bid on the last day of the sale – it was fate we believe! Work commenced and we lovingly restored it over a period of 2 years back in 2003. Work was finally finished on our other 4 cottages and retreats, Ewelands and Cowslip 6 years ago and they were certainly built with heaps of determination and dedication by Geoff and myself – we love sharing it with all our guests who discover our little piece of paradise.
We upgrade and decorate every January to keep the cottages in first class condition and add little changes making them more and more luxurious for our guests to enjoy and we have to say they are looking fabulous after our January 2018 upgrades. We believe we have something to suit everyone. The retreats are romantic cottages sleeping 2 in complete luxury, but can be interlinked with Cowslip Cottage and Ewelands House to provide accommodation sleeping up to 8, making it the perfect place for entertaining family and friends, yet retaining privacy if needed. And next door is the Piggery which has just finished a major refurbishment of all of its own making it a ‘little slice of heaven in which to stay’. The icing on the cake is to have the 5 star gold for all the cottages and retreats with Visit England.
It is with great sadness that we lost our beloved Coco in January this year, but she died peacefully and very loved. Home seemed empty without her and unknown to me Geoff had been looking for another labrador and so we now have Maisie our black labrador who is very ‘naughty’ but also very ‘gorgeous’ !! She will never replace Coco but she is already very loved by Geoff, myself and our family.
Lovingly upgraded we have something to suit everyone, The Piggery sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms all King Size beds and en suite bathrooms. There are private enclosed garden to the front and rear. Cowslip Cottage and Ewelands House both sleep 6 in 3 bedrooms, the master suite occupies the whole of the top floor and has a luxurious freestanding bath in the bedroom, while the romantic Cowslip and Ewelands Retreats both sleep 2 in complete luxury.
All have amazing views from the windows.
Geoff loves welcoming our guests to Unique retreats and a personal welcome makes sure your arrival is seamless and a perfect start to your holiday. We are on hand during your stay to answer any queries or provide information which will enable you to make the most of your break at our beautiful cottages.
Unique Retreats looks forward to welcoming you
Unique Retreats is perfect for luxury breaks where friends and family can gather.
All Unique Retreats properties have open fires or log burning stoves, beautiful views from the windows, gardens, balconies and patio areas