"Everyone Loves Hedgehog Corner" said Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall

February 27th 2012 at a party for his near neighbours for the reopening after the River Cottage fire.

Guest comments

 Tony - of Mayfair, London on Trip Advisor 19.7.13 

"My girlfriend and I both work in top London hotels, with the rates starting at £500.00 per night, so to stay in The Retreat, somewhere that had such a high standard was amazing. In fact, the London 5 star hotels could learn a few things from Joy and her team on how to offer exceptional service". 

K.E. & M.L of Cornwall

A fantastic base with all the little extras that make such a difference. A lovely stay and a great night out with Hugh and friends at River Cottage HQ.

Diana Henry of The Sunday Telegraph

A Joy! Comfortable and a fantastic welcome. I'll be back!

Mr. and Mrs. H. of Uxbridge

Joy! Thank you for making our 20th aniversary so memorable! It's been fantastic

Matt & Emma Willis, Actor & TV presenter 
"We had such a great stay.  We will be back". 

Debora Robertson, Red Magazine and River Cottage

Thank you Joy! Always a wonderful welcome.

William Rice - USA - Food and Wine Journalist

Happy place”

Ms. R. of Christchurch

We've had a lovely time - thank you! Hedgehog Corner will be as much a highlight of next trip as River Cottage. Lots of thoughtful extras and a friendly welcome.”

Ms. K of Manchester

A fabulous stay. Some really lovely extra touches. Made to feel welcome and will highly recommend.

Kiki Dee of London

Joy, you made our weekend. thanks xxxxx


Wonderful! Bravissima!”

'The Fureys' of Dublin

Thanks Joy for a very pleasant stay.

Christine and Neil Hamilton

Wow. The best this side of Lands End.

Other guests who have stayed include my friend, Rose Prince, Telegraph Food Writer and author of 'The Savvy Shopper' and Angela Hartnett the Michelin-star chef.