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.
Manor Farmhouse, Milstead
Situated in the midst of the charming village of Milstead, nestled between the Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross, the Manor House and the village cricket green.
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.
Thanks you for a lovely stay, the location and views were amazing
Very comfortable home from home with amazing sea views...we have just returned from a wonderful week at Looe Island View, the house was perfect
Great place and lived up to expectations
The Mence Family
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
I stayed here 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
What a view! Spent every evening on the terrace until the sun went down. Fantastic location. The house 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
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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