Hello! We’re Jeanette and Rob Folwell. We dreamt of running a holiday business together and felt strongly about incorporating nature and the Great British countryside into our venture – even though we were both townies and had no experience or knowledge of wildlife and conservation! We found a redundant barn in Lincolnshire in 2007. Although the area had little biodiversity and the barn itself was dilapidated and overrun with pigeons, the site was bursting with potential.
With small grants and advice from Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service and Lincolnshire County Council, we were able to create a wildlife pond, purchase seed for a wildflower meadow, and plant 650 native trees. We created and built our top quality self catering holiday accommodation and caravan site businesses from scratch, using nature and wildlife to promote and improve what we now offer.
We’re still the main drivers of the project and have worked together tirelessly to take Greetham Retreat Holidays forward from its inception to the present time. We’re hands-on doers and carry out all maintenance duties and tasks ourselves – including giving a personal welcome to all of our guests. We hope to meet you soon!
We’d love to share more of our story with you. Click below to see our detailed presentation, originally produced and presented by us we they were invited to talk at the Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnerships (GLNP) Conference on ‘Nature and Tourism’ in November 2015.
Have a look at our full presentation covering the history and strategy of Greetham Retreat (as a handy PDF)
Award-winning rural retreat in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds offering high-quality luxury self-catering holiday cottage accommodation and an exclusive Certificated Location, touring caravan site. Located centrally and perfect for exploring Lincolnshire, within easy reach of the seaside, the historic market towns of Horncastle, Louth, Spilsby and city of Lincoln.