Ratty’s Retreat Holiday Accommodation in the Heart of the Cotswolds

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Ratty’s Retreat has been a self catering cottage for many years. It was part of a larger holiday accommodation complex for over 20 years before we bought it in the summer of 2006. All nine properties with Wind in the Willows names still share the communal grounds with the babbling brook and weeping willow that must have been the inspiration for the names.  We tried to keep some of the character whilst adding some contemporary comfort and luxury. Our aim is to provide a bolt hole for couples to get away for special treats throughout the year where they can have easy access to the Cotswolds. an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We started by contacting as many of the past guests as we could to let them know we were still offering self catering accommodation and were delighted that quite a few of them chose to come back. It is great to be contacted by someone who found us using a google search and says they stayed here for their honeymoon so many years ago and could they come back for their anniversary! Of course we did the usual advertising, created a basis website and before long we found ourselves getting quite booked up. Since then we have updated the website, added some professional photographs and a short virtual tour. We have had visitors from some far flung places around the globe including Japan, Turks and Cacaos, North America, Australia and Europe and now we have our own regulars who come back time and again.

Article by Linda Penman

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