Hand Picked Retreats
Welcome to Hand Picked Retreats, we are delighted you have found us online and hope you find your perfect holiday retreat. Our website provides details of each of our own hand picked properties along with photos of interiors, exteriors and some ideas on what to do locally.
Whether you wish to escape to St Ives, explore Dartmoor, dive wrecks in Whitsands Bay or arrange an inter generational gathering in Kent, rest assured that Hand Picked Retreats can assist
So, in conclusion, please do browse and if you have any questions whatsoever, please do telephone us on 01822 611 179 or drop us an email by submitting our contact enquiry form.
We look forward to hearing from you
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Explore St Ives, Cornwall
St Ives has a well deserved reputation as the jewel in Cornwall’s crown, so much to see and do in this spectacularly beautiful part of Cornwall, boasting 5 beaches, a fantastic array of gastronomy to suit all tastes and budgets, world renowed artists and wonderful walks. Carbis Bay which is around a mile from St Ives enjoy the quieter ambience away from the hubbub of busier St Ives.
Carbis Bay beach is within easy walking access from Cedar Lodge, wander down the road to the white sand and crystal clear sheltered waters. Moreover Cedar Lodge is the perfect destination for those wanting a paradise beach yet only a stone’s throw from the heart of St Ives art, culture and gastronomy.
The beach is pearly white sand, blue flag water quality with lifeguards. Plenty or rock pools for exploring and the Carbis Bay Hotel offers excellent beachside facilities.
In conclusion, a perfect luxury home in the most wonderful location
Our Luxury Homes
Welcome to our Hand Picked retreats located across the UK, from Kent to Cornwall. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Please do browse our properties and availability sections however if you require immediate assistance please telephone us now on 01822 611 179
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Whether you are seeking a large country house to celebrate an inter generational Family milestone in the heart of the garden of England, or want to spend a week of two by the coast in Cornwall or just fancy a nice walking break on Dartmoor we have hand picked the house for you
Manor Farmhouse located in the pretty village of Milstead in Kent, sleeps 18 guests spread out over 2 acres of gardens with heated outdoor pool perfect for that big Family get together. If you fancy a smaller getaway then why not try the Coach House at Vigers Hall, perfectly located to explore Dartmoor and West Devon. For those that want to spend a week or two at the beach then either Looe Island View near Looe or Cedar Lodge near St Ives will hopefully satisfy all your requirements for a relaxing beach side break.
Looe Island View, Downderry
Looe Island View, built in 2006 is a luxury detached holiday home set in a spectacular hillside location in Downderry.
As seen from the terrace at Looe Island View, truly special.
Porthkidney Sands and Lelant
The view from Cedar Lodge taking in the whole of Carbis Bay and inland for 20 miles across Cornwall, is truly unique
The Barn and Stable Cottage at Manor Farmhouse as seen from the water feature in the paddock.
This particular property (Cedar Lodge) exceeded all expectations by a long shot , we have been coming to St Ives for several years stopping in various houses/cottages and this property was by far the best yet , admittedly slightly more expensive than our usual properties but certainly worth every penny
The Cardwell Family Jul 19
Very comfortable home from home (Looe Island View) with amazing sea views...we have just returned from a wonderful week at Looe Island View, the house was perfect
Sheila Anderson Jun 19
Cedar Lodge is a beautifully presented house of very high quality. Comfortable, clean and in an ideal location. Unfortunately the weather was not good enough for us to enjoy the lovely outside seating and BBQ
The Peele Family Jun 19
We really enjoyed this holiday (Looe Island View) stunning views, well equipped and spacious, would go again
The Beever Family May 19
Property (Cedar Lodge) was immaculate everything you could need was there. View was superb.
The Marks Family Apr 19
Great place (Manor Farmhouse) and lived up to expectations
The Mence Family Aug 18
Once again, many thanks for such a memorable stay at the Manor Farmhouse. My Family had the most amazing time and it has been years since we all sat around a huge table to eat together every day
The Frary Family Aug 18
What a view! Spent every evening on the terrace until the sun went down. Fantastic location. The house (Looe Island View) ticks all the boxes. Beautiful house, perfect family holiday. Great pub on the beach. Kids loved both Downderry and Seaton beaches. We'll be back
The Watson Family Jun 18
I stayed here (Manor Farmhouse) with my family in-law in December for a special birthday weekend. Let me just say the pictures although fantastic do not do the place justice, it's truly a stunning house with equally stunning out buildings. ..I cannot stress how lovely this place is and we'd love to go back one day, maybe in the summer months to take advantage of their beautiful gardens, pool and BBQ area's, I'd recommend it to everyone....
The Montague Family Dec 17
Thanks you for a lovely stay, the location and views were amazing
Tara McKay Jun 17
This group of, Farmhouse, Barn and Stables (Manor Farmhouse) is absolutely ideal for a large family gathering. We were grandparents, 4 children and 6 grandchildren and a dog. We all enjoyed the wonderful gardens and spacious houses. We all had comfortable bedrooms and our own bathrooms. There were so many places to be on your own but equally room for us all to eat together inside and out. The kitchens were exceptionally well equipped for us to self-cater throughout the week, Including a BBQ. Of course the lovely heated outdoor pool was the focus of the holiday, especially for the children. The snooker table was also a great delight to one and all. The younger children had great fun in the large sand box and making dens with wood from the pile. A very memorable holiday. Thank you.
The Danbury Family Aug 19
This is a lovely house (Cedar Lodge) with great amenities and outstanding views over the sea. The house is not isolated - there are neighbours close by either side, but this was not a problem. Great location - beaches, shops and restaurants are close by. Very comfortable beds and the house is well kitted out throughout - first house we've rented with comfortable beds!
The Bingham Family Aug 19
Lovely holiday spent with family, beautiful house very well equipped. Pub and restaurant close by very nice, shop is well stocked and all of which adhering to guidelines impeccably. Lovely week in Downderry.
The Hudd Family Aug 2020
The house was a fantastic place to spend a week over the new year period. Great location and a very well presented house.
The Clarke Family New Years 2019
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Do you charge a card supplement for paying by debit or credit cards?
No we do not charge a supplement if you pay by debit or credit card and we can also accept payment via paypal, cheque or bank transfer
How much do I need to pay to secure the booking?
We require a non refundable deposit of £500 to secure your booking. If your stay is less than 4 weeks away then we require the full payment.
When do I need to pay the balance for our holiday?
We require the balance payment 30 days before your arrival and will send you a reminder via email at the relevant time.
Is it secure to book online via your website?
Yes our online payments are all handled by Holiday Rent Payment powered by Yapstone, and they hold level one PCI which is the highest information security standard level set by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Do you accept dogs?
Please check before booking, if accepted, a £25 per dog per week is charged.
Do you include any form of travel insurance at the time of booking?
Yes, we will automatically quote you for this cover from Booking Protect and we would highly recommend you take some for of cover.
Is all bed linen and towels included?
Yes all bed linen and towels provided for the number of guests – we do not provide towels for beach use and would request you bring your own towels for beach use.
Vigers Hall, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0JR
01822 611 179