Over-looking the old farrier’s yard, new and stylishly converted into a romantic hideaway, a stay at the Retreat will make you relaxed and then reinvigorated. It offers all year round comfort and a refuge from a chaotic world in a hamlet tucked away in the folds of the hills behind Bruton.
From the cobbled yard, the entrance hall leads either upstairs to where there is a luxurious bedroom with a king-size Vi-spring bed, and en-suite bathroom. Large windows overlook the countryside, filling the room with morning sunshine. Downstairs, has under-floor heating, a monsoon fitted shower-room, fully equipped kitchen adjoining a spacious sitting room with large windows, comfy sofas, bookshelves, cosy fireplace, wifi and the usual entertainment equipment.
"We booked as a 'mini-moon' to celebrate our wedding. The accommodation really didn't disappoint!" - Elizabeth Aug '17
Entirely self-contained and undisturbed, one can stay lazily ‘indoors’ for the entire time. Your hosts can be as invisible as you wish. Being a Retreat we respect our guest’s need for quiet enjoyment, but are just a phone call away.
"The Retreat is just that - a lovely cottage in a great location, quiet, secluded, and well kitted out." - Andy July '17
The area is famed for its choice of pubs, events, festivals and cultural activities. ... A framed map in the hall shows walks up Portway Hill through ancient woods. Amble along the ridge to Beacon Hill (think Spanish Armada) with magnificent views for miles or down along old drover’s tracks to funky Bruton for tea.
"The best part was hanging out in a beautiful place in the countryside and hearing the birds when we woke up. The place is absolutely stunning and perfect for country walks..." Charlie June '17
There is ample on site parking, however one can travel by train and finish the journey by taxi from either Castle Cary (10 minutes) or Templecombe (25 minutes) and we’d be happy to run you back to the station!
We very much look forward to seeing you.
All of the open premises. Unfortunately the three steps down from hallway to the kitchen and those up to the bedroom make this unsuitable for wheelchair access.
Interaction with guests
Zoe will also be on hand if needed.
Other things to note
The bed is a V-spring Kingsize. It has a medium tension pocket sprung matress and sprung divan base for extra comfort. The pillows are feather and down and there are hyper-allegenic hollow fill alternatives available. The duvet is hollow fibre too.
If you have any allergies ... cleaning/laundry products or whatever, please let us know in advance so that we can make alternative arrangements.