Welcome to the Niche Retreats Blog

Enjoy reading articles written by the Niche Retreats team. Our journal not only focuses on our stunning holiday homes but also showcases the UK and its beautiful locations. Discover places to see and things to do from the delights of Dorset to ‘The Garden of England’, Kent. Let our ideas inspire you to plan your next luxury escape.


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Southwold's Luxurious Pair

On the East Coast of England, Southwold is one of Suffolk's most iconic seaside towns. A destination of optimum seaside tradition where the mouth-watering smell of fish and chips entices you in, it's a holiday destination loved by couples, families and even the odd celebrity. Niche Retreats are proud to offer luxury properties in this quintessential town, and two of our newest are something to shout about.

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Our brand-new Lake District retreats

Like a scene from your favourite storybook, the Waternook Estate is a truly stunning destination on the shoreside of Ullswater in the Lake District. We’ve managed to find not just one but two glorious holiday retreats in this fabulous location for your memorable escape, and we can’t wait to tell you about them.

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The Lodges at Holkham

Niche Retreats is proud to present ‘The Lodges’ in Holkham – a luxurious collection of quirky countryside homes nestled in a 25,000-acre estate rich with wildlife, architecture, and history. Unique abodes that reside in the shadows of the breathtaking Holkham Hall, the grounds of this iconic mansion are a haven of culture and nature in North Norfolk.

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New Retreats This Summer

Wonderful blue skies and the vibrant sunshine is still upon us as we reach the second half of the summer holidays. Our property experts have been busy across the country recruiting exquisite retreats to add to our Niche Retreats collection – and we’re so excited to share them with you.  From a beautiful barn conversion to an iconic building and a former Lookers Hut, our newest retreats reside in the lush Norfolk countryside, on the banks of the River Deben in Suffolk and a large conservation area within Kent.

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Interview with the owners of The Old Warehouse

One of our newest retreats located in the charming market town of Woodbridge is The Old Warehouse, Suffolk. We’ve certainly fallen in love with the property and couldn’t wait to find out more from the lucky homeowners about the extensive renovation project they undertook and their interior style inspiration, written in their own words.

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Inspiring Retreats for Summer

We can feel summer is on its way with the promise of beautiful sunshine and glorious blue skies heading towards us. It’s time to showcase our summer wardrobes and enjoy some time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From coastal hideaways to countryside havens, read on to discover our favourite places to visit with recommendations on unique retreats in which to discover this summer season.

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Luxury Escape in the Yorkshire Dales

Sensitively renovated and elegantly styled, this unique, stone-built cottage exudes serenity and luxury.  Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales and featuring a children’s den, a sunken hot tub and an amazing outdoor kitchen, Parkview Cottage is the perfect location for a romantic retreat or a small family getaway.  Enjoy daytime walks through the picturesque village of Kirkby Malzeard and the surrounding countryside, followed by drinks and food in the local pub.

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Things to do in May

Following the beautiful sunshine we’ve experienced over the past week, you may be looking forward to May – another step closer to summer.  May is a great time to get outdoors and explore the many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in addition to discovering historic landmarks spread across the UK. We’ve put together a list of our favourite places to see and things to do in May.

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Spotlight on Pentire View, Cornwall

Pentire View is a luxury property accommodating up to six guests with private parking for two cars and ideally situated to explore Cornwall with family and friends. Close to Padstow, Wadebridge and the local sandy beaches; yet set in relaxing rural surroundings away from the maddening crowd.   With its contemporary modern eco-design, it makes the best use of the sun providing a light and airy relaxing living space with solar powered heating and a surprisingly welcoming homely warmth during colder seasons.

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Interview with Stag Interiors, Southwold

Brothers Marcus and Spencer Veevers-Chorlton, based in Suffolk, both schooled at Framlingham College and are keen sportsmen. The brothers started working together in 2010, creating a unique events company which included a converted Airstream Caravan which was turned into a fully functioning events bar. 

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