What Our Guests Say

First visit to the cabin and it is wonderful, great location and made to feel very welcome, will certainly be returning in the future.

Pippa and Mike

3rd December, Luxury Cabin

What a lovely idea, a quiet, idyllic location with a luxurious space to stay and relax and unwind. Thank you for a great stay and wonderful breakfast. We will go home fully recharged and hope to return another day.

Kevin and Paula

6th-8th November, Luxury Cabin

Thank you again for a fantastic, relaxing break in Norfolk, this is our third visit in two years! As usual, warm welcome, friendly hospitality and fantastic breakfasts. Thank you for everything Jacqui and Matthew, and we hope to return.

Nuthatch, Treecreeper and Great Spotted (Woodpecker spotted.Desert Wheatear in Cley!)

Steve and Gill

26th-29th October, Luxury Cabin

We have had a wonderful stay - super cabin, and everything we need. Warm and cosy and very nice and clean. Jacquie and Matt made us very welcome, and we appreciated the recommendation of the Italian in Holt which was lovely.

Thank you very much and we will definitely recommend you to our friends.

Janet and Bernard

14th October, Cosy Cabin

Thanks for the great weekend and looking after us so beautifully. What a beautiful place and lovely people!

Melanie and Claire

25th September, Cosy Cabin

This is our second time here. Last year we stayed in the Retreat which was really lovely. This year we stayed in the Luxury Cabin, and we loved it even more. Especially the private garden overlooking the field and enjoying the wonderful breakfast each morning!! This is a truly beautiful and peaceful place to be, good for the soul, mind, body and spirit - and you almost feel you don’t need to go anywhere once you have arrived! We can highly recommend Byfords Pizza in Holt - gorgeous! We will be coming again next year, and the year after that, and the year after that...Thank you so much Jacqui and Matthew.

Ali and Andrew

18th-21st September, Luxury Cabin

Thanks again for a lovely stay. Surroundings perfect, breakfast wonderful. Will be back.

Mike and Julie

17th September, Cosy Cabin

Thank you both very much for your warm and friendly hospitality. We have enjoyed our stay in the Cabin, everything was great! You both do a superb breakfast and we couldn’t fault your excellent service. Hope to return one day. Our best wishes to you both.

Trevor and Mary

14th September, Luxury Cabin

Found this retreat purely by chance on the internet. Absolutely beautiful and everything we needed it to be. Quiet, peaceful and restful. Jacqui and Matthew were lovely and made us very welcome. Breakfast was gorgeous and set us up for the day. So pleased to have found it and we will definitely return. Lovely garden, birds and seating. Thank you,

Jane and Peter

6th-9th September, Cosy Cabin

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! What a superb find this was! Blessed with fantastic weather, we even had our breakfast outside on the first day - and what a breakfast! It’s been so lovely to relax in this spacious cabin. Having wanted to make the most of the peace and the views, we often had little picnic teas and a glass of wine overlooking our field - so peaceful and quiet.


But as others have said, it’s Jacqui and Matthew who’ve made this place so special by being such wonderful hosts. In the words of Arnie, we will be back…

Tracy & Karen

2nd-7th September, Luxury Cabin

My brother-in-law, who’s lived in Denmark, then in Germany for over 30 years,  wanted to show his partner where he and his sister had been brought up. Initially I was concerned that a cabin would be too cramped and uncomfortable. How wrong I was! This has been an ideal base for our exploits.


We fully concur with the many superlatives within these pages regarding our hosts, Jacqui and Matthew: the support and breakfasts have been of the highest quality. Nigel’s memory along with his great affection for the place, have amazed us, as has his sense of direction.


We have been treated to captivating lanes, with villages such as Hunsworth and Glandford with great food at the Hunny Bell in the former and breathtaking church (and the shell museum) at the latter.

We’ve swum together at Cromer, and thoroughly enjoyed the house and gardens at Felbrigg. Holt hasn’t disappointed and neither have the views, such as those at Salthouse - giving the lie to those who say Norfolk is ‘flat’. Blakeney was wonderful too.

Jill and Lawrence Arnold, Nigel Gower-Poole and Helma Seewald

10th-14th August, Luxury Cabin

After two blissful nights spent in the Cosy Cabin, we ‘moved house’ into here! Heaven on Earth. This has been a wonderful break and we don’t want to leave. But returning to normal life must resume. We will be coming again. Thank you Jacqui and Matthew for making a much needed break so very special.

Sophie and Paul

9th August, Luxury Cabin

Thank you once again for another wonderful stay. The Luxury Cabin is lovely and so relaxing. Jacqui and Matthew - you have been wonderful hosts, providing a warm welcome and of course the delicious breakfasts. We had an enjoyable time in the garden, on the swing and playing with Ebony. The weather was perfect too for our all too short visit.Thanks again.

Jenifer, Michael and Sarah

7th August, Luxury Cabin

Thank you for the most amazing hospitality. To stay here and relax over the weekend has been the perfect treat. The added touch of fresh flowers around the Retreat and a really comfortable bed encourage a full night’s sleep. The added bonus of having breakfast brought to us piping hot and very yummy set us up for the day (the very best standard of food ever). Looking across the fields at the sunset and watching a deer stroll along made our evening perfect. May all your dreams come true for the future, Jacqui and Matthew.

Deejay and Louise

6th August, Cosy Cabin

Lost count of how many times we have now been to the Retreat Cabins.Thank you for everything. Breakfasts are amazing, and your scrambled eggs are second to none. Thank you for the surprise homemade cake Mum’s birthday, which was divine. Thank you both of you. See you next year.

Monica, Justin & Sheila

1st-6th August, Luxury Cabin

Thank you Jacqui and Matthew for letting us share your lovely garden and watching all the birds that come to your feeders. We have had a very nice stay. P.s. we went in the garden in the dark and looked at the sky. Wow, thousands of very bright stars, what a fabulous sight. Well worth looking at. Thank you again.

Linda and Trevor

1st-6th August, Cosy Cabin

Our 3rd visit to the Retreat and what a treat as usual, can’t wait to return. Breakfast was superb, looking out at the birds and the lovely sunny garden, setting us up for the day ahead. Many thanks,

Barbara and Dave

11th-15th July, Cosy Cabin

This has been the best B&B we have ever stayed in, nice and quiet, great hosts, great breakfast, and to open the door with nature on your doorstep. The cabin is very clean and homely.


Spotted a woodpecker, blue tit, great tit, chaffinch, pigeon, blackbird, nuthatch, greenfinch and a toad. What a perfect stay.

Ian and Diana

11th-14th July, Luxury Cabin

The new cabin is fantastic! Thanks for another wonderful break.

Andy and Carol

7th July, Luxury Cabin

What a lovely place! The Cabin has been furnished to a very high standard. Everything we needed was provided. Cooked breakfast was perfect. We could fault nothing here. Beautiful and peaceful garden. Thank you - we will certainly be back!

Gin and Ali

2nd July, Luxury Cabin

Perfect in every way: even the weather! Thank you for making our stay a very welcome one. We cannot promote this place enough.

Miles and Kasia

1st-3rd July, Cosy Cabin

Steve discovered ‘The Retreat’ last september when he needed a break and hasn’t stopped talking about it. He persuaded me that this would be the perfect place for our holiday, and it has been.


We have loved exploring this beautiful area, but couldn’t wait to return each day to this little piece of paradise. Matthew and Jacqui have created a really special place here. The Cabin is superb and they are lovely people. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday,

Alison and Steve

18th-27th June, Luxury Cabin

We have come to expect a cosy cabin, a comfortable bed, birds everywhere, superb breakfasts and best of all charming and friendly hosts. We were not disappointed. Thank you Matthew and Jacqui for a relaxing break from a mad world.

Alan and Sue

25th June Luxury Cabin

I am so glad that my daughter brought us to such a wonderful ‘Retreat’; the Cabin is charming and cosy, the hosts were friendly and determined to make our stay special and as for the breakfast it was superb. Thank you. P.s. Hope to be back very soon x

Karen and Grace

12th June, Cosy Cabin

Our 4th visit and yet again a fantastic time spent. Jacqui and Matt are the perfects hosts and the breakfasts are to die for! We love coming here to get away from the world and unwind. We will see you again soon.

Barrie, Sharon & Noah

10th-12th June, Luxury Cabin

What a discovery. I’m so lucky to have found this place. Comfortable and beautiful cabin, deep in tranquil countryside. Wonderful wildlife all around. The breakfasts set me up for the day. Thanks to Jacqui and Matt and and idyllic spot for a stay; short or long.


8th-10th June, Cosy Cabin

A unique place! So quiet and private in beautiful countryside! We have enjoyed the privacy and comfort of the Retreat. Cycling in this lovely part of Norfolk was more strenuous than we anticipated so it was good to collapse into a comfortable bed each night. All the very best,

Sue and Tony

2nd-4th June, Cosy Cabin

We’ve had such a fantastic time here we really don’t want to leave! Thanks very much for looking after us so brilliantly. We really appreciated the lift to Voewood, and the breakfasts have set us up for the day! This is one of the prettiest, most relaxing places we’ve ever stayed so I cannot wait to come back. Your attention to detail and hospitality has been lovely.

Looking forward to coming to stay again soon.

Charlotte and Will

30th May-June 2nd, Luxury Cabin

Thank you for a relaxed and comfortable weekend. So lovely to sit and watch Red Legged Partridge and deer from the patio. The cabin was clean and welcoming and the delicious breakfast set us up for the day. Hope to be back next year.

The Hursts

20th-22nd May, Luxury Cabin

Lovely, cosy cabin!! Only here for 1 night and wish we could stay longer...would definitely come back! Amazing people, amazing breakfast, amazing everything :) we are off to explore. See you in the future, thanks so much.

James and Charlotte

16th May, Cosy Cabin

Absolutely beautiful setting. Perfect breakfast and hospitality excellent. Would highly recommend.

Robert and Carol

14th May, Cosy Cabin

We’ve had a lovely, relaxing stay in the cabin - just what we needed! Our little boy loved the Garden and the birds. Also, a delicious breakfast. Thank you!

Jon, Emily and Eben

25th-27th April, Luxury Cabin

A lovely place to stay! Comfy bed, great hospitality and superb breakfast! We stayed here this weekend as our friends were getting married at Voewood. Jacqui even gave us a lift to the venue, as it was raining. Thank you!


Despite the weather we had a great time and a lovely stay. We would definitely stay again.

Nicky and Daniel

8th-10th April, Cosy Cabin

A great break from our even busier lives this time around. The Retreat has done just what we expected again. Reluctantly going home to start again, rejuvenated. Be back soon. Ps (Still a yummy breakfast) You two are fantastic hosts :)

Steve & Mandy

2nd-4th April, Cosy Cabin

A fantastic place to stay! So relaxing and peaceful. Breakfast each morning was delicious, especially the sausages! Pete particularly enjoyed watching all the birds! Siskin & Nuthatch. Thank you for a lovely stay. Will definitely return. Would highly recommend the Dun Cow, Salthouse for dinner.

Pete & Emma

26 March 2016, Luxury Cabin

Thanks Matthew & Jacqui for a wonderful stay in the Retreat. We had a great time, very relaxing. Au revoir!

Alex & Ali

25 March 2016, Cosy Cabin

A perfectly lovely oasis of peace and quiet. It was cosy, clean with lots of attention to detail and homely comforts. Very welcoming hosts, nothing was too much trouble and a super tasty breakfast delivered to our door. Would most definitely come again and would thoroughly recommend.

Cheryl Mitchell

Easter Weekend - Friday 25 March 2016, Luxury Cabin

Thank you so much for a lovely stay! Breakfast was fantastic! You both made us feel very welcome. The personal touches made us feel very at home! We will be coming back very soon! Once again, thank you!

Hannah & Jordan

27 February 2016, Cosy Cabin

Incredibly spoilt! Thank you so much for your hospitality. We've already discussed our return visit this morning over breakfast, and hope to stay longer next time!


Until then, thanks again.

Scott & Kate

13 February 2016, Luxury Cabin

This place is an absolute gem. Have gone and stayed there twice and genuinely loved it both times. The owners were really friendly and definitely made us feel welcome. Beautiful views and relaxing atmosphere all around. Would recommend to anyone and will be going again!

Dilshan Sivanesan

26 January 2016

We have had lovely stays in both the smaller Retreat and recently in the larger Cabin. Both are very comfortable and well equipped, with all the home comforts and unlike some B&B's, great to have your own space. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Jacqui and Matthew were very welcoming and helpful, and the little extra touches added to the stay. The location is ideal, set in the countryside and their lovely garden, but only a short drive to the market town of Holt, and 4 miles to the coast. We will definitely return!

Sean & Alexa

20 January 2016

Thank you for a brilliant stay. The cabin was excellent and I enjoyed the attention to detail in everything. Hope to be back soon. Nick


Thanks Jacky & Matthew for a lovely stay. Very special to be bought a fantastic breakfast over to us each morning! And thank you for organising our boat trip for us and generally being very welcoming! We didn't want to leave! Thanks, Martha

Nick & Martha

1st-3rd January, Luxury Cabin

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