I stayed here the night before my wedding. The house is beautiful and immaculately clean. Tracy and Martin are accommodating, generous and such thoughtful hosts. I have no hesitation in recommending South House Retreat to anyone that will stand still long enough! Very highly recommend.
This place is lovely. Tracy and Martin have converted an 1820 large house which retains wonderful character. We were welcomed with tea and white wine on the lawn and a chance to play with Benji the dog.Tracy and Martin could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The house is spotless quiet and the breakfast was terrific.
I've just spent the most idyllic few days with Tracy and Martin at their beautiful home in the stunning Dorset countryside. Not only is the house beautiful and immaculately kept throughout but you are also welcomed like one of the family and instantly put at ease. It really is like visiting old friends. The rooms are beautifully decorated. The catering is superb. The grounds are beautiful and you are in the heart of the most gorgeous corner of England. I would wholeheartedly recommend South House Retreat to anyone looking to relax and unwind and I'm certain that I shall be back soon.
In so many respects, Martin and Tracy Willoughby have created space - spacious rooms, a quiet, calm space, space to relax, a homely, welcoming, thoughtful space. The setting is delightful - remote, quiet, rural with a stream through the garden. South House has been beautifully renovated and the rooms are large, quiet and the beds luxurious and cosy - even a fluffy dressing gown is supplied and Tracy had very thoughtfully put on the heating in my room as the September day had turned chilly. I appreciated the selection of tea bags too. Guests are welcomed into the kitchen where breakfast is freshly prepared and other meals can be had too - even a packed lunch. Check first re special diets though. I liked the little gallery space in the hall - a great idea. Rooms are not en-suite but there was no clash or rush for the bathroom though a sink in the room would be a welcome bonus I think. It was easy to book and I got rapid responses when I when I texted with queries. A lovely spot with a great welcome.
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Great house, hosts and hospitality. Lovely dinner with our hosts. Thankyou for all the local information and suggestions for places to visit. Delighted with our purchase..a beautiful painting to remind us of our visit and our wedding anniversary.