Birnam Retreat

Birnam Retreat is a stylish and luxurious holiday cottage, perfect for multi-generational holidays or time away with friends. The beautifully designed interiors have been created to ensure you have the most lavish stay. Its large, open-plan living areas and extensive grounds and gardens provide the ideal space for gathering together and making precious memories. With a swimming pool, spa and hot tub as well as a gym and children’s play area, there really is something for everyone. Then when it’s time to relax at the end of the day, the views of the sunset across the tranquil fields beyond are just spectacular.

Birnam Retreat is accessible for wheelchair users. It is all on one level, with extra wide doors and a ramp leading to the main entrance, pool area and gardens.

Enter from the front door into a large porch which leads into the lounge section of the open plan living area.

At a glance

  • Awarded 4* Gold by Visit England
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Pool, spa & hot tub
  • Gym
  • Children's Play Area
  • Parking
  • EV Charger
  • Awarded 4* Gold by Visit England
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Pool, spa & hot tub
  • Gym
  • Children's Play Area
  • Parking
  • EV Charger

Living Area

The large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area was created to provide a social space where everyone can be together. The well-equipped contemporary kitchen has everything you’ll need to cook meals and prepare snacks throughout your holiday. With plenty of workspace and storage cupboards as well as two bar-style seating areas with stools. Somewhere to sit and enjoy a hot drink to start your day, or to perch and keep the designated chef company whilst they cook your evening meal.

This opens on to the dining and living areas. There is a wonderful, large dining table where all 12 guests can comfortably sit and eat together – so important when you are spending time with a large group on holiday. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to gather together, share stories, laugh and make lasting memories during your time at Birnam Retreat.

Across in the lounge area, there’s a comfy L-shaped sofa facing the large window with views across the garden and surrounding countryside. There’s also chaise longue to relax on. So there is lots of space for everyone to sit and watch a movie on the Smart TV when it’s time to chill and relax for a while.

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

Bedrooms and bathrooms

There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms at Birnam Retreat, each one uniquely designed and stylishly decorated. The sumptuous beds will all be made up with the finest quality bedding, ready for you to sink into and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in the tranquil surroundings. Soft, fluffy towels and luxury toiletries are also provided.

Bedroom 1 has one super king-size bed and an en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower, wash basin and WC. Bedroom 2 has two super king-size beds which has a Jack and Jill bathroom with an extra-large bath with shower over and two wash basins, a WC and heated towel rail. This bathroom is also accessed via Bedroom 3 which has a king-size bed.
Bedroom 4 has a king-size bed and there are bunk beds in Bedroom 5. There is also a family bathroom, so no need for anyone to have to queue for the bathroom during your holiday – always a bonus when staying with a larger group. Guests often comment on the size of the bedrooms. Each one provides a peaceful retreat should someone in your group choose to have some quiet moments alone.

The Gym

Floor to ceiling glass doors lead from the lounge area into the home gym, a light and airy room overlooking the exquisite manicured gardens. It has a treadmill, exercise bike and rowing machine. So you’ll be able to keep up your fitness routine during your stay (if you want to).

Pool, spa & hot tub

Spend time in your own private 8-metre pool spa (with swim jets and hot tub) all year round. Choose your own temperature (up to 40°C) and enjoy! Younger guests will probably enjoy splashing around, playing in the pool. Whereas the grown-ups welcome the chance to relax in the hot tub taking in the spectacular panoramic views across the fields and scenic countryside beyond. Perfect when the sun goes down to lie back and do some star-gazing in the dark night skies.

Children’s Play Area

Another thoughtful addition to the facilities at Birnam Retreat is the large, secure children’s play area. A private and safe space for younger guests to enjoy. With swings and slides they can run free, let their imagination go wild and have fantastic adventures in their own exciting space.

Parking & EV Charging

Private off-road parking is available in the front drive for up to six cars and there is an electric vehicle charging point.

Gardens and grounds

Birnam Retreat has one acre of beautifully manicured gardens. They were designed by the late Anthony du Gard Paisely. A skilled and highly respected landscape architect who created many large, private gardens in Britain, Switzerland, southern France and other parts of Europe. So this is another very special space to enjoy.

With a large lawned area, shrubs and plants that attract lots of birds and wildlife, this tranquil garden really is our own little piece of paradise.

Relax under the pergola on the patio and listen to the birdsong in the morning sunshine. Lie back on the sun loungers and get lost in a good book. Enjoy alfresco dining on the large decking area or cook up a feast on the BBQ. Then sit back and watch the sun go down on the horizon. The sunsets here are truly spectacular.


Enclosed garden


Groups welcome

Space to play

Extra baby kit


Ground floor facilities


(within 10 miles)

Fine dining

(within 4 miles)

Walking Trail

(within 1 mile)

Supermarket delivery available


(within 2 miles)