Guest Comments

“Everyone Loves Hedgehog Corner”
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, February 27th 2012 at a party for his near neighbours for the reopening after the River Cottage fire.

“Hedgehog Corner” was so inviting.  The moment we arrived, we felt so comfortable and relaxed.  The bath was divine!  Every piece of cutlery/crockery was to hand, the kitchen has been so carefully planned and thought through with such detail.  The welcoming basket was superb!  Such high quality produce provided.  The location of the property is within easy reach of Lyme Regis (driving) and Joy had provided lots of information about the local restaurants/cafes which proved so useful to us on a weekend break.  A real find!”
Linda P, October 2015  

“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”.
 Tony – of Mayfair, London on Trip Advisor 19.7.13 

“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.”
K.E. & M.L of Cornwall

A Joy! Comfortable and a fantastic welcome. I’ll be back!
Diana Henry of The Sunday Telegraph

Joy! Thank you for making our 20th aniversary so memorable! It’s been fantastic
Mr. and Mrs. H. of Uxbridge

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

Thank you Joy! Always a wonderful welcome.
Debora Robertson, Red Magazine and River Cottage

“Happy place”
William Rice – USA – Food and Wine Journalist

“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. R. of Christchurch

“A fabulous stay. Some really lovely extra touches. Made to feel welcome and will highly recommend.”
Ms. K of Manchester

Joy, you made our weekend. thanks xxxxx
Kiki Dee of London

Wonderful! Bravissima!”

Thanks Joy for a very pleasant stay.
‘The Fureys’ of Dublin

Wow. The best this side of Lands End.
Christine and Neil Hamilton

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.