About Retreat Homes
Retreat Homes was the brainchild of London based Architects Buckley Gray Yeoman; it was created after they were challenged to design a new concept of holiday home lodge living. The result was nothing like the preconceived idea of a holiday home, its modern and cutting edge design caused quite a stir within the holiday home industry. Many critics dismissed this radical re-invention of the mobile home, thinking it was ‘too modern’ for the industry. How wrong they were; The Retreat simply pushed the boundaries, capturing the public’s eye for high quality, innovative, architectural design.
The Retreat is manufactured under it’s Trademark from the Architects on the edge of the Lake District in Cumbria by Retreat Homes and Lodges Limited. The 50,000sqft manufacturing base is set within six acres of countryside on the edge of Cumbria’s Lake District, with fantastic views up to Scotland. Managing Director Alan Rooke and Production Manager Trevor Lawson have been manufacturing bespoke lodges for many years and were chosen by the Architects for their traditional construction methods and extensive building knowledge. Their established approach to the build quality of hand crafted lodges, sits well with the architectural design of The Retreat, which requires precise expertise of finish.
Since the launch of The Retreat, the market has seen a dramatic influx of similar lodges with modern styling but none feature the complex architectural elements, which distinguishes The Retreat from others. These elements require exact finishing and expert skills, to complete the lodge to the high standards a Retreat client would expect. Gone are the plastic finishes and thin walls and in, was the first sustainable, ecological lodge. A lodge with the environment in mind, before climate and energy saving became a headline issue; this clearly put The Retreat, before its time.
Contemporary, intelligent and rigidly constructed. The Retreat is extensively built from timber, from sustainable forests, because it is the world’s most sustainable, and arguably most beautiful, building material. There are no faux finishes. Where there is wood, it is solid timber, where there are windows; they are floor to ceiling glass. Your design could feature a unique private decked courtyard unheard of in a holiday caravan.
Ever conscious of environmental issues, all our Retreats have been designed with sustainability in mind.
Finally, you can rest assured that a ten year warranty can be taken out with your Retreat through the Goldshield extended warranty scheme.
Retreat & Covid-19 (updated November 2020)
With your health and safety in mind and that of our workforce, during this public health pandemic we strongly advise you to either phone or email us if you would like to arrange a visit to our workplace. We remain open to all visitors and we warmly welcome you. We just ask for you to arrange the visit beforehand so we can ensure the health and safety of all. A guided tour of the workshop floor should take no longer than 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Additionally, we are currently running a rather full order book with a new ‘earliest delivery’ date of Spring 2022. We are trying hard to keep to our current 2020/21 schedule of work but occasionally we are having issues with our suppliers and this can lead to ‘slips’ in the programme. We aim, however, to disappoint no one and will endeavor to keep these possible ‘delays’ as short as can be. We thank you all for your continued support and patience.
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