The Retreat

ID: S186489

  • Bedrooms 1
  • ・ Sleeps 2
  • ・ Pets 3

Snaptrip says

Guests consistently praise 'The Retreat' for its tranquil setting, wildlife-rich gardens, and the warm hospitality of hosts Carol and Ron. The lodge's African theme, comfort, and cleanliness are frequently highlighted, alongside the property's proximity to local attractions and nature. The veranda with egg chairs is a cherished spot for observing nature and relaxing. Guests also appreciate the dog-friendly environment and the thoughtful touches that contribute to a memorable stay.

Guests that stayed at this property said

Reviewers consistently mention the lodge's cleanliness, describing it as 'spotless' and 'immaculately clean', indicating a very high standard of cleanliness maintained by the hosts.

The location is highly praised for its peace and quiet, proximity to nature, and accessibility to local amenities and attractions, such as the Norfolk coast and Thetford forest, making it an ideal base for exploration.

Comfort is a recurring theme, with guests finding the lodge warm, cosy, and well-equipped. The comfortable bed and the veranda's swing chairs are particularly appreciated for relaxation.

Facilities and maintenance are commended, with guests noting the well-equipped lodge, the beautiful grounds, and the additional amenities for dogs. The presence of a fire pit and sun loungers adds to the positive experience.

The thoughtfulness of the hosts is evident through mentions of welcome treats and the provision of items for a comfortable stay. While such gestures are greatly appreciated, they are a personal touch and may vary.

About this property

Surrounded by the Suffolk countryside and within four stunning acres of grounds that are shared with the owner's home and their other holiday let, The Retreat is a lovely wooden lodge, providing you with a sweet escape from a busy life. Suited for a couple looking to spend quality time together on a romantic break, this property has the benefit of being within easy walking distance of rolling hills and countryside, as well as pubs, shops and local restaurants. Once you have arrived at the lodge, you will take three steps up onto the veranda and through the front door straight into the open-plan living space, noticing the unique African decor influences. Cook up a delicious meal in the modern kitchen, making use of the electric oven and hobs to create a tasty dish for your loved one, and they can watch you in action from the dining table with a glass of wine in hand. On a chilly evening, switch on the electric fire for some added warmth and nestle down into the plush settee in front of a favourite film for a completely care-free evening. As the night draws to a close, head into the bedroom to rest your head on the king-size bed after an adventure filled day. In the morning, jump out of bed and into the en-suite bathroom shower to wake up your senses and begin the day, with the property also benefiting from a separate cloakroom with WC accessed from the living space. On a summer morning take your coffee outside onto the veranda, where you can gaze out onto the grounds from one of the swing seats. If you're sat out in the evening, either here or at the garden table and chairs on the lawn, you might catch sight of some deer, foxes and other wildlife seen before within the owners' grounds, a special experience you won't find in most other properties. You're close to all of the local amenities, being surrounded by these lovely acres it's easy to forget, so if you don't feel like cooking in the evening, take a stroll over to one of the nearby pubs that serve up lovely classic dishes. The Brandon Country Park and the Thetford Forest Park are also within walking distance, perfect for walkers or cyclists, and for those thrill-seekers you can swing through the trees at Go Ape Thetford, a 3.4-mile drive from The Retreat, and explore the forest from above. Spend a brilliant holiday at The Retreat and get to know this beautiful area of Suffolk.

Brandon is a small town in Suffolk, surrounded by Forestry Commission and agricultural land, it is considered a rural town. There are several pubs and shops, as well as independent businesses, and every Thursday and Saturday a small market is held. Thetford Forest Park is just next door, the largest lowland pine forest in Britain, with opportunities for cycling, walking and a range of outdoor activities available.



One bedroom: 1 x King size with en-suite shower, basin and WC.

Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting room with electric fire.

Cloakroom with basin and WC.
Electric fire.

Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, and TV.

Fuel and power included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Lodge and veranda enclosed by fencing, and 4-acre site lodge sits on is enclosed by fencing.

Off road parking for 2 cars.

Sorry, no smoking.

Up to three well behaved pets welcome at £30 per pet.

Shop 0.4 miles and pub 0.3 miles.

Please note: Although inside the property is all one level, there are three steps up to the front door and you must step over the threshold.

Nearby points of interest

  • High Lodge Centre
  • Dad's Army Museum
  • Greene King Brewery
  • Oxburgh Hall (National Trust)
  • St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

Reviews (68)

  • Robert

    Beautiful scenery and loads of wildlife literally in your back garden. Would definitely recommend we would stay here again

  • Diane

    We were looking for a relaxing break with dog walks on the doorstep and close to forests and the coast. We got that and more. Our hosts Carol and Ron have put alot of love and work into this place. The small touches were lovely and made us smile. From the warm welcome on arrival and departure to the chocolates, cheese & biscuits, homemade lemonade to the toiletries, slippers and warm clothing, as well as those essentials you need and sometimes forget. They are on hand to help if you need it but otherwise will not disturb you. There is also a handy pack for the dogs and some treats too. The bed is so comfortable too. We had a great few nights of sleep. There is lots to do on your doorstep as well as the high street within walking distance and a supermarket and petrol station close by. You wouldn't know though as the property is so quiet and you are free to roam the beautiful grounds, all securely closed off so our dogs could go off lead. We visited Brandon Forest, Wells-next-the-sea, Sheringham, Cromer and Felbrigg Hall. We also spent time relaxing in the egg chairs on the veranda with binoculars left for our use watching the local wildlife. We have stayed in lots of Sykes properties and this is one of our favourites. Highly recommended.

  • Peter

    Carol and Ron are really nice a welcoming. The cabin is really comfortable and there was some lovely little treats on arrival that was really appreciated. The dogs loved running around the grounds. Looking forward to returning sometime. Peter and Debbie and the pooches

Join for free to get access to exclusive prices on thousands of properties.

Login to see

  • Discounts exclusive to members
  • Save & share your favourite properties
  • See your previously viewed properties

Sign up to see

Login to see

  • Discounts exclusive to members
  • Save & share your favourite properties
  • See your previously viewed properties

Did you mean {{ suggestedEmail }}?


Already a member login here

Not a member?

By entering my email address, I agree to Snaptrip's Terms of service, Privacy policy and to receive email updates, news, & offers from Snaptrip.

Welcome, member discounts are now available.

Your browser is out of date and we can't guarantee a consistent experience when using our site. Please consider updating or switching. More info on browser support