The Retreat

When you need time to embrace a quieter more peaceful time in your life The Retreat is a unique venue in which to do so. Whether you desire relaxation, or a place to connect spiritually, what better place than one of the most tranquil and historic valleys in the country.

A traditional, timber-framed cottage is nestled next to the Dode Church enshrouding you in the spirit and magic of Dode, transporting your say back to a time gone by.

The Retreat, split into two self-contained cottages, offers a chance to take solace, reflect, slow down and breath the fresh air of this beautiful valley. With views across the fields and up to woodlands on the nearby ancient Holly Hill which lies outside both of the cottage retreats.

A stay at The Retreat allows you exclusive access to the two acres of ancient grounds surrounding the cottages and Dode church. Yours to wander and enjoy this privileged opportunity that comes with staying in a place of peace for thousands of years.

Please note both cottages are unsuitable for children under seven (due to the stairs), however, well-behaved dogs are always very welcome.

The cottages may be booked together or separately.

Woodside Cottage

Woodside, with two bedrooms and a hot tub, is the larger of the cottage retreats and Is suitable for a retreat for family or friends to enjoy time together.

Features Include:
  • An open plan living and dining area with a traditional flagstone floor, sofa, two armchairs, TV (with Freeview and DVD player) and electric wood effect fireplace
  • Fully fitted kitchen with oven, microwave, dining table and chairs
  • Family shower room and WC
  • Nespresso coffee machine and BOSE docking station
  • Locally handcrafted wrought iron work throughout
  • Bedroom one – double bed (4ft 6), gallery landing, en-suite shower room, WC and features a hot tub
  • Bedroom two – double bed (4ft 6), small ‘lookout’ window and a beautiful low-beamed traditional ceiling. *
  • Air-conditioning unit.
* Please note these bedrooms are accessed via steep stairs.

Hillview Cottage

Next to Woodside, Hillview, is the second of the cottage retreats. This little dream of a timber-framed cottage, (with the ceiling in the loft bedroom being particularly spectacular), is the PERFECT getaway spot, when you need a few days of relaxation by yourself or with your partner.

Features Include:
  • An open plan living and dining area with flagstone floor, sofa, TV, ‘wood burning effect’ electric fire, round dining table and practical kitchen area with two ring hob oven, fridge and microwave
  • Nespresso coffee machine and BOSE docking station
  • Separate shower room and WC
  • The bedroom is loft-style with a small ‘lookout’ window, very low beamed ceiling and a double bed (4ft 6) on a low base. *
  • TV monitor for wildlife viewing
* Please note these bedrooms are accessed via steep stairs.
Full details of the cottages can be found at