We found The Retreat quite by chance as we were trawling the web to find somewhere suitable for children, close to Howletts zoo and also a lovely standard for the adults! The Retreat was just perfect in every way. Beautifully clean and ready for our arrival with organic local produce in the fridge all we had to do was unpack our weekend bags! The kids rushed off to meet the pigs and chickens and check (frequently!!!) for fresh eggs as we instantly relaxed from our hectic London lives. Craig and Louise were perfect hosts and made us feel that we were old friends coming to stay and at the same time left us to get on with things. It was our son's 4th birthday (hence the zoo visit) and when the grandparents came back for birthday cake they too were impressed with the set up. Feeling rather exhausted from the travel down I slept on the crystal bed and think it was the best night's sleep since before I had children! Small touches such as beautiful bed linen and bath salts make you feel pampered and special. It just goes to show that is is possible to stay away with small children and also feel like adults. Weather was on our side for the whole weekend- the kids were outdoors and slept like babies in the car on the way home. A big bonus!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Retreat offers an entirely bespoke experience in a beautiful and tranquil setting.• Perfect for a family holiday or a place to just get away from it all. The Retreat Cottage boasts magnet a therapy bed and Jacuzzi style bath along with Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy robes and Neal's Yard lotions and potions. The kitchen is fully equipped and the sitting room is light, airy and very comfortable. The Chillspace MiniSpa with far infrared sauna, steam cabinet and massage chair is available to guests as are a wide range of treatments from one of our fabulous therapists. The outdoor pool is also available to guests in the warmer months. Beautiful walks and beaches nearby as well as sites of historic interest.• Witherdens Hall is accessible by car or train with local amenities only a short drive or walk away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Retreat At Witherdens Hall Wingham, Kent