Family Stays

We don't believe in luxury without a little fun which is why, set amongst stunning West Berkshire scenery, The Retreat makes for the most refined of countryside playhouses for all ages.

For the little ones

Come rain or shine, there's plenty to keep the youngest in your group on their toes. Enjoy a selection of classic board games in the Atlas Room or take the competition to the lawn with a host of Great British garden games. Our Wellie Wall offers boots of all sizes so whether you take to the play areas or footpaths, you can do so in style. Our heated outdoor pool is open to all ages between 9-10am and 3-5pm Monday to Friday, and 10-12am and 3-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Fun & games

We pack our events calendar with as many activities for the youngsters as the grown-ups so keep an eye on what's coming up to make sure you never miss an opportunity to get stuck in. Whether you're popping in for the night or one of our lovely locals, there's always a space for you and your team at one of our get-togethers.

There's no age restrictions on good food, which is why our Cubs Menu is packed with great tasting dishes in smaller, mightier portions. Keep the little ones fuelled with complimentary dining during school holidays.

Local adventures

Whilst there's plenty of history within our walls, we're lucky enough to be surrounded by lots of fascinating stories. Trace in the footsteps of royalty at Highclere Castle and Blenheim Palace amongst other historic sites or try your hand at some of the nation's favourite rural pastimes with a selection of fishing, shooting, horse racing and golf on our doorstep. Whatever your tastes, our team can match you with an activity or two to keep your days full of action...

Why book direct?

  • Signet Breakfast

    Delicious dishes to start your day – complimentary for guests who book direct.

  • Welcome Tipple

    Enjoy a surprise seasonal drink as a welcoming treat upon your arrival.

  • Spa Access

    Full use of our spa facilities is included for overnight guests at no extra cost.

Can’t decide where to stay?

Family Room

Bushby Bacon Suite

Percy Shelley Suite