Set in the heart of the Piddle Valley on the outskirts of the
the picturesque village of Piddletrenthide, South House Retreat is a
unique place to rest and visit the beautiful county of Dorset.
Run by writer Tracy and her artist husband Martin
this 200-year old Regency house is a wonderfully tranquil
There are two guest rooms and a large bathroom on each floor.
The bedrooms have big comfy beds, fluffy dressing
gowns and towels, hair dryers, tea/coffee facilities, desks
and relaxation space.
The bathrooms have a range of toiletries, so you can
have bubble filled lazy soaks or a refreshing
We have a therapy room where you can book relaxing
massages and other holistic treatments.
The rooms are deliberately without TV giving
you more time to relax in the garden or hot tub, enjoy down time,
play board games in the large lounge, read in the library
or just sleep!
There is a homely kitchen with aga, open fires, studio space for
painting, a south facing walled garden, hot tub and the
River Piddle running through the grounds.
The house is surrounded by beautiful countryside offering superb
walks and spectacular views of rolling hills. The amazing
Jurassic Coast is just one of the many attractions just
a short drive away.
There is no minimum stay, though with bed and breakfast,
half and full board options as well as bespoke packages available,
you are likely to want to linger!
Alongside the guest facility South House Retreat holds a number of
residential and non-residential courses for writers and artists.
Mindful, meditation-well-being workshops are
held throughout the year.
If you are not staying with us you can still visit for cream teas,
massage and/or use of hot tub. This is by booking only.
The house, gardens and Victorian stables are available for hire
to photographers for private or commercial shoots
on an hourly or daily basis.
The art studio space is available for hire for guests and
There are only a few guest bedrooms available,
we do however, cater for small group functions and day visitors.
You can hire the whole house sleeping 10 on a self catering
basis, this facility is for a minimum of three nights.
For more information on this unique versatile, creative, restful
haven please use the contact facilities on this site or call one of
the contact numbers.
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