Treat yourself to a Royal Retreat

Spend time with friends and family

Escape to the Kent countryside

Stay in tranquil elegance and style

Are you looking for somewhere special to spend some quality time away with friends and family?

Royal Retreat is an exclusive collection of two large and luxurious holiday cottages in Woodnesborough near Sandwich in Kent. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and just a 20-minute drive to the coast, both Birnam Retreat and The Olive Grove really do provide an idyllic rural retreat.

Stay in tranquil elegance and style

You’ll find both exquisite holiday properties have your every need catered for. With stylish and elegant interiors set in extensive secluded grounds, there’s plenty of space for everyone. Whether you want to enjoy social time together or spend some quiet time apart, simply relaxing. Both Birnam Retreat and The Olive Grove have their own pool spa, plus there’s a private gym at Birnam Retreat too.

The neighbouring properties can be booked individually, so you can enjoy a perfectly private holiday. But if you are looking for somewhere to stay with a larger group, they can both be booked together as The Ultimate Royal Retreat to accommodate up to 20 guests. There is a gate in the garden that adjoins the two properties.

Our Properties

Birnam Retreat

4* Gold accommodation  ⋅  Sleeps 12  ⋅  5 bedrooms  ⋅  3 bathrooms  ⋅  Pool spa & hot tub  ⋅  Gym  ⋅  Garden   ⋅  Parking & EVC  ⋅  Accessible

The Olive Grove is a 5* holiday cottage with a pool, spa & hot tub in Kent | Royal Retreat Holidays

The Olive Grove

5* Gold accommodation  ⋅  Sleeps 8  ⋅  3 bedrooms  ⋅  3 bathrooms  ⋅  Pool spa & hot tub  ⋅  Garden  ⋅  Parking & EVC  ⋅  Accessible

Birnam Retreat in Kent sleeps up to 12 guests in stylish, spacious accommodation. Perfect for family holidays or time away with friends | Royal Retreat Holidays

The Ultimate Royal Retreat

Sleeps 20  ⋅  8 bedrooms  ⋅  6 bathrooms  ⋅  2  Pool spas & hot tubs  ⋅  Gym  ⋅  Gardens  ⋅  Childrens’ play areas  ⋅  Parking & EVC  ⋅  Accessible

Experience the culture, coast and countryside

Royal Retreat is idyllically located for exploring South Kent and its surrounding areas. With walks straight from the door, there are lots of routes and trails to discover, through the tranquil surrounding Kent countryside and beyond. Thrill-seekers can also enjoy wakeboarding, bubble football, archery and more activities nearby.

Culture enthusiasts will love visiting the unspoilt medieval town of Sandwich, just a 7-minute drive away. Said to contain more half-timbered houses than any other street in England, it is steeped in history and brimming with character. A little further (but still just a half hour drive) is the Cathedral city of Canterbury. Full of historic buildings, both have a lot of tales and stories to share as well as a fantastic selection of shops and restaurants to visit.

If you need to top up your Vitamin Sea, it’s just a 20-minute drive to the coast. Build sandcastles on Deal Beach; treat yourself to fish and chips, ice-cream and donuts in Margate or escape for a quiet stroll along the shore at Stone Bay.

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