About Retreat Homes
The Retreat was the brainchild of London based Architects Buckley Gray Yeoman; it is now manufactured 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.
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 and the NCC
We are proud to be associated with the National Caravan Council (NCC). This is our guarantee to you that we are designing and manufacturing to the highest of industry standards. The NCC visit us formally, and on spec, throughout the year to monitor compliance with the industry’s regulations and this badge associated with our product should ensure you have peace of mind when ordering a Retreat from us.
Retreat & Covid-19 (updated August 2021)
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 are 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.
About our lead times: we are currently running a full order book with only a very few production slots remaining for 2022 (twenty, twenty-two). Our current ‘earliest delivery’ date is now around January 2023 for customers new to us. We are trying hard to keep to our current 2021 schedule of work but occasionally we are having issues with our suppliers and this can lead to slips in the programme. However, we aim to disappoint no one and will endeavor to keep these delays as short as possible. Thank you for your continued support and patience.
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