Useful Information

The Retreat Cottage & Acorns Garden Apartment based at Hedgehog Corner EX13 5SU

[Please visit Goodlands Bungalow for families, pets and those with restricted mobility is at EX13 5S

Acorns & Retreat.  Detailed Access Statement  and Terms & Conditions

Access Key safe box code and directions emailed to you prior to arrival.

Accidents First Aid kit & medical numbers at each property. Please report any accidents to Joy.

Adult Only (sleeps 2) Acorns & Retreat - you may bring your Babe in Arms,12 months & under, £10 per day.

[see Goodlands for all age families]

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)  all properties are set in an AONB 

Arrival Time welcomed from 3pm departures by 10.30am please 

Assistance Host Joy is available 24/7 (or suitable deputy)

Awards your host Joy is a multiple award winner 

Baby by prior arrangement (small charge). Goodlands for all children & pets

Baby equipment Please bring all your own baby equipment - baby not allowed in or near Hot Tub.

Bathrobes (and plastic slippers for Hot Tub) provided.

Beds made up with anti allergy bedding. Retreat King brass bed, Acorns Double brass bed.

Breakfast Basket per booking at Acorns & Retreat, ample for your stay Contents of Breakfast Basket 

Broadband Wi Fi available at Acorns.  Retreat is 1 mins walk to main house porch.

Bus X53 & X51 meet the London train at Axminster hourly on to Lyme Regis - stops at pub at end of road.

Cancellation please see Terms & Conditions

Car Hire  Practical Car & Van Hire Tel: 01297 553700 they will collect you from station.

Central Heating in Acorns & electric radiators in both Retreat and Acorns, plus flame effect fire in each.

Champagne & Baskets of Flowers can be ordered from The House of Flowers on 01297 444743. 

Cleaning We clean after your departure.  

Cool Fan plus sheet & blanket at each property.

Complaints  I am happy to do my best to rectify any problem

Countryside all properties view gardens, fields & copse in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Damage Please report at the time so I can get a repair for you and following guests.  

Departure by 10.30am please .

Duvet non allergy duvets & bedding provided with all linen & towels.

Dogs we welcome 1 pet dog in The Retreat.  Pets also welcome at Goodlands Small charge.

Dressing Gowns (and slippers for Hot Tub) provided

Electric Car Charger Type 2 at Hedgehog Corner (GoodlandsType 1 Pod charger)

Epilepsy Please note one of the choices in the Hot Tub light sequences is 'disco'.

Extras included  tea towels, condiments, cooking & olive oil, kitchen & loo rolls, foil, dishwasher & laundry tabs

Farm Shop  Fabulous Millers Farm shop 1 mile away at Kilmington on the A35

Fire Feature fire in each property with effect flames.

Fully Equipped all with every appliance including washer driers & dishwashers.

Garden Furniture all properties have garden furniture & patio and/or garden area.

Goodlands See Goodlands for families & pets sleeps up to 6.

Groceries online orders from both Waitrose & Tesco to Hedgehog Corner EX13 5SU. (Let Joy know!). 

Hair Drier in each property, iron & board.

Hanky Panky please respect our Hot Tubs they are very shy.

Heating Central heating & electric rads in Acorns + feature fire, Electrical heating in Retreat + feature fire.

Hedgehog Corner EX13 5SU is where Acorns Garden Apartment & The Retreat Cottage are based.

High Viz Jacket & Torch for walk to pub or River Cottage at each property

Host  Joy your host  contactable 24/7 either at Reception or by phone - numbers in information book

Hot Tubs full information at the property and Access Statement  Please read.

Hunters Lodge Inn within 3 mins walk.  (01297 33286) Book meals in advance or you won't get in.

Information Book  at all properties & Joy a font of local knowledge. 

Insurance Please consider holiday insurance in case you have to cancel due to illness or bereavement.

Iron & Board at each property and clothes rack for swim wear.

Joy your host [or suitable deputy] is on call 24/7  at main house. Mobile number in your property.

Jurassic Coast 5 minutes drive away including South West Coastal Path.

Keys details of Key Safe Box Code emailed prior to arrival

Kitchen Roll condiments, olive oil, cooking oil, foil, cling film, tea towels provided

Lyme Regis Events  Events in Lyme Regis  and  What's On in Lyme 

Loo Roll ample provided 

Market Bridport has a thriving Saturday and Wednesday Market

Mobility see Access Statement   If you have seniors or impaired mobility see Goodlands our bungalow

Parking ample safe well lit private parking close to all properties 

Parking in Lyme Regis busy at peak times, Holmbush Car Park £2 all day, sea facing £1.20 per hour.

Pet dogs are only allowed at The Retreat (£10 per day) and at Goodlands 

Picnic all properties have a cool bag, ice blocks & plastic utensils for a picnic.

Post Office minutes away sells papers and groceries. Just past the pub

Pub 3 mins walk The Hunters Lodge Inn (01297 33286) torch & high viz vest provided. Book meals in advance.

Refreshments ample supplies of beverages with your Breakfast Basket 

Restaurants web site has list of eating out & places to visit, information at property, Host font of knowledge.

River Cottage see details further down page Cookery School & Evening Dining 

Robes (and plastic slippers for Hot Tub) provided

Sea and Coast The World Heritage Jurassic Coast is 5 minutes drive from your accommodation.

Sensor lighting outside lights are all on sensors with your night time use of Hot Tubs in mind

Sheet and Blanket if your duvet is too warm - sheet & blanket kept in your wardrobe

Shower ani slip mats at all properties.  For restricted mobility see Goodlands

Spare Hot Tub The Hot Tub you see coming up the drive is our SPARE incase of any breakdown.

Swim wear bring your own swim wear for use in Hot Tub.  We do have spares if you've forgotten yours.

Taxi Terry's Taxi 01297 443167 (07502 262206) M Cabs: 01297 442222 book in advance to get one!

Terms & Conditions see full details Terms & Conditions

Toiletries Neals Yard Remedies in Acorns & Retreat  + shower hat & vanity kit.

Toilet Rolls ample provided

Torch at each property for walk to pub with high viz jacket provided as no pavement.

Towels 5 towel set per person and Hot Tub towels with tub sandals provided.  Tea towels etc all provided.

Train Hourly service (journey 2.45 hours) from Waterloo to Axminster: see

Umbrella provided for going out and about.  Large Garden Umbrellas and garden furniture.

VAT our registered number is 981 7201 15 and tariff includes VAT

Visitor Information information book at property.

 Wi Fi complimentaryin Acorns and at Goodlands.  Retreat wi fi is a 1 min walk to the Porch at Main House.


Hedgehog Corner Near River Cottage


River Cottage - 


River Cottage HQ at Park Farm on Trinity Hill (1.6 miles approx) or 32 minutes walk. Dining & Events

River Cottage Canteen Bistro dining in Axminster town centre (2.5 miles approx)

Hi Viz jackets and torch provided.



Book in advance

Terry's Taxi 01297 443167 (07502 262206) £15 RETURN FARE to River Cottage HQ (save *New Year's Eve/Xmas) 

M Cabs: 01297 442222 - £15  RETURN FARE to River Cottage HQ (save *NYE) 

Bluebird 07591 584790 (4 seater)

Paynes Premiere Travel 01297 35895 

Axminster Taxis: 01297 34000 AxminsterTaxi 

Hedgehog Corner Hix 

Parking in Lyme Regis 

Lyme Regis:  Holmbush Car park at the top of Cobb Road is £2.00 all day and a short walk to The Hix Restaurant.  Sea Front Car Parks £1.20 per hour.

The Cobb Car parks have blue badge parking but are £1 an hour in the day time.  Park early at peak times.  Whats on in Lyme Regis

Hix Oyster & Fish House  Fab sea views but popular so book in advance. Owned & run by the TV Chef Mark Hix who comes from this area.




X53 BusAxminster Railway and the X51 and X53 Bus

There is no taxi rank at the Axminster station so book a taxi to meet you or catch the X51 bus from outside the station to our local pub, Hunters Lodge just minutes from the B&B. Be aware there is no pavement or street lighting from bus stop to us. The X51 bus stops at our local pub The Hunters Lodge before continuing into Lyme Regis. From Lyme Regis you can catch the X53 bus which goes all along the famous UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast from Bournemouth to Exeter and vice versa. You can purchase a get on/get off ticket.  



Millers Farm Shop along A35 at Kilmington 


Miller's Farm Shop


Cream Teas


Cream Teas

Lucy's Tea Room, Oathill Farm, Clapton which is quite divine with a traditional cottage garden and pets area. Fabulous Sunday Lunches but book first on 01404 30234.


The River Cottage Canteen in Axminster also serves light lunches, coffee and teas as well as evening meals.