Introducing your hosts
Hello, we are Kieran and Helen, the husband and wife team behind Ravendere Retreats. We moved to the North Devon coast in the summer of 2016, after falling in love with the beauty and enchantment of the area. Having previously struggled to find exclusive adult only accommodation for short peaceful breaks between our hectic schedules, we decided to give it a go ourselves and Ravendere Retreats was born!
We set to work in the 12 acre woodland and have spent the last few years improving the pathways, building log stores and clearing ivy, wild privet and brambles. So many brambles, that we even contemplated drafting in a herd of goats to help...! We are almost at the stage where we're ready to begin planting saplings, and are very much looking forward to bringing new life to the woodland.
With the vision to create two luxurious, woodland retreats we began working on the designs for our first retreat, the Treehouse. We completed the build in 2018, two months after welcoming our son into the world - to say it was a hectic year would be reserved!
In 2019 we were overjoyed to win two awards at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards (Self Catering Accommodation of the Year, and Tourism Innovation Award) as well as the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2019 and 2020.
Following a very bumpy year in 2020 (thanks to the 'c' word), we kept ourselves busy with lots of exciting projects (we've created a range of hampers, adding to our exquisite extras and will be launching an online shop very soon!) We also began working on the designs for our second retreat, and are very excited to announce that we began the build in February 2021. Keep an eye out for details to be revealed very soon...
Kieran is very much the creative soul of the business - you'll most likely find him busy at work in the woodland, and Helen looks after the marketing and accounts. We have been working incredibly hard testing local days out, pubs and restaurants (it's a tough life!) and would love to advise you on how to make your stay with us one to remember.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ravendere Retreats!
Kieran & Helen