Unique Retreats is owned and run by partners Molly and Lewis and a warm welcome awaits you. Our cottages and retreats are based in East and North Yorkshire, close to the coast and offer the perfect location for a luxury holiday where friends and family can gather, relax and enjoy their surroundings

How it all began…
Molly and Lewis at Unique Retreats

Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast

In 2003 The Piggery was a run-down cottage in dire need of TLC. An old farm labourer’s cottage dating from 1800, it had a cupboard that was a kitchen, a stone spiral staircase, infestation of woodworm and a severe damp problem. After the previous owners lovingly restored The Piggery, they saw opportunity to do the same in their overgrown gardens next door.

Work was finally finished on the other 4 stunning cottages over 10 years ago, and they were certainly built with heaps of determination, dedication and love, which we now love sharing with all of our guests who can also discover this little piece of paradise.

Ruston Parva, East Yorkshire Coast

In June 2023 our family home was added to the Unique Retreats collection of stunning holiday lets. West End Farm originally was a working farm set on 26 acres of land in East Yorkshire. In 2010 renovations started to create what is now a grand 6 bedroom house, perfect for large groups and celebrations.  The Lodge use to be a cinema room, office and gym when the house was lived in. We converted this space into a 2 bedroom annex, all on ground level making it wheel chair access friendly. The Lodge & West End Farm can be booked together or separately.

A passion to create perfection

We redecorate and upgrade our cottages and retreats every year to keep them in first class condition, adding little changes to make them speak luxury for our guests to relax and enjoy.

The retreats, Ewelands and Cowslip, are romantic cottages sleeping 2 in complete luxury, but can also be interlinked with Cowslip Cottage and Ewelands House to provide accommodation sleeping up to 8, making it the perfect place for entertaining family and friends, yet retaining privacy if needed. Next door is the Piggery, a ‘little slice of heaven in which to stay’. Lovingly upgraded we have something to suit everyone.

All of our holiday cottages are 5* Gold rated by VisitEngland and perfect getaway for all seasons.

West End Farm is an extraordinary house based in heart of East Yorkshire. This stunning and luxurious house and holiday lodge is very dog friendly holiday cottage and the perfect base for explorers wanting to experience both the East Yorkshire Coast and Country.

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Explore our cottages

We love welcoming all our guests to Unique Retreats and the personal touch makes sure your arrival is seamless and a perfect start to your holiday. We are always available during your stay to answer any queries or provide information which will enable you to make the most of your break at our beautiful cottages. We now have produced a digital guide which is available to all our guests 3 weeks prior to their stay so they can plan their itinerary for their holiday.

The Piggery

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms all King Size beds and en suite bathrooms


Cowslip Cottage

Sleep 6 in 3 bedrooms, the master suite occupies the whole of the top floor and has a luxurious freestanding bath in the bedroom


Ewelands House

Sleep 6 in 3 bedrooms, the master suite occupies the whole of the top floor and has a luxurious freestanding bath in the bedroom


Cowslip Retreat

The romantic Cowslip Retreat sleeps 2 in complete luxury


Ewelands Retreat

The romantic Ewelands Retreat sleeps 2 in complete luxury


West End Farm

The extraordinary West End Farm on the East Yorkshire coast sleeps 12 in complete luxury and can be booked with THE LODGE, WEST END FARM to sleep 18.


The Lodge, West End Farm

The Lodge, West End Farm sleeps 4 in complete luxury. It can be booked in conjunction with WEST END FARM to sleep 18.


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