Design

Excellence of design and construction The Retreat is both conformist and revolutionary.

Conformist?

Technically, it is a caravan and conforms to the definition of a caravan as set out in the Caravan Sites Act 1968. It is also built to British Standard BS/EN 3632. It is therefore exempt from Building Regulations and VAT (apart from removable items, upon which VAT is applied). Classified as a transportable building, it is ready to move into within days and can be situated in places that a conventional home cannot. The Retreat is also National Caravan Council (NCC) approved.

Revolutionary?

No other manufactured holiday home is built like The Retreat. We manufacture our Retreats to last.  We allow the purchaser to choose from numerous options which include roof configurations (‘flat’, ‘traditional pitched’, off-set etc) to bespoke kitchen and bathroom specifications and layouts.  Clients can make any number of alterations to the design giving the ability to add or move windows to suit the orientation of the plot.

The Retreat high specification

  • Architectural detailing
  • Unique contemporary style steel chassis (galvanised if required)
  • Galvanized steel guttering
  • Galvanised steel with stone granular finish roof tile (other options are available)
  • Solid ex 100 x 20mm vertical Western Red Cedar external cladding
  • A range of quality flooring products
  • Bespoke kitchens & AA rated kitchen appliances
  • Numerous kitchen worktop finishing options
  • Deep square bathroom sinks
  • 30kw Worcester Bosch combi boiler
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Brushed Stainless Steel electrical sockets and switches
  • Extensive tiling options for kitchens and bathrooms/ensuite

Insulation U-values exceed both British Standard BS/EN 1647 and BS/EN 3632. With high levels of insulation, The Retreat can be used comfortably throughout the year, extending the season for all year round holiday occupation or living.

The design of the Retreat is protected. EU Design Registration No: 227905 Worldwide design registration pending.

Experience a Retreat

Move to our interactive map page to find out where our Retreats are located in the UK’s holiday parks.  In a number of these locations you can choose to purchase a Retreat for your exclusive use, in others you can experience a luxury holiday break. Map of Retreats.

Take a virtual tour of the 2019 Cottingham showlodge

We were delighted to showcase our design and manufacturing skills this September at The Cottingham Parks Lodges & Caravan Show 2019.   For this opportunity we would sincerely like to thank our client, Galmpton Touring Park – Devon, for their partnership on this project.  It was fantastic to work with you both this summer and help realise your dream accommodation.  For anyone that could not come along to the Cottingham show to experience the Retreat at first hand please take this opportunity to catch up…

Retreat’s Galmpton showlodge for Cottingham 2019.

Top 50 Homes in Britain

Retreat Homes was recently featured in the Sunday Times ‘Top 50 Homes in Britain’.  Our stunning Retreats at Rutland Retreats were chosen and featured in the selection which included some of Britain’s finest properties. Sunday_Times_50_Best_Homes.pdf

Transporting a Retreat

Ever wondered how a Retreat would be delivered to your site?  Watch this two-and-a-half minute film to find out exactly how… a special delivery

Any questions?

If you have questions regarding your holiday home, and our FAQs section doesn’t answer them, then visit this NCC link and you may find success.  The NCC Holiday Homes publication

Articles on Retreat Homes

Select Articles to read a collection of pieces, both web based and PDF documents, that highlights our work across the years.