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Welcome to Greetham Retreat

Stylish, high-quality self-catering holiday cottages in the heart of Lincolnshire Wolds

Wind down in the Lincolnshire Wolds

Your countryside getaway & self-catering holiday can start here, at Greetham Retreat

An undiscovered gem in Lincolnshire

Beautiful views and rich heritage for you to explore in the stunning Lincolnshire Wolds

Lincolnshire holidays for loved ones

All your family are welcome at Greetham Retreat, whether they've four legs or just two!

Our caravan site in Lincolnshire Wolds

Exclusive touring caravan site with full facilities, five hard-standing pitches, open all year...

A new day dawns at our cottages

Awake and discover all that your short break or longer holiday in Lincolnshire has to offer

Revitalise your senses in Lincolnshire

Whether you're into hiking, history or the seaside: adventure awaits when staying here...

From pigeons to paying guests…

Our Story

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 Servce and Linconlnshire 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.

Follow our journey from our original vision through to us developing Greetham Retreat Holidays into our current successful, award-winning self-catering accommodation and small caravan site, set in 4 acres of natural grounds, that’s like a small country park or nature reserve.

Jeanette Folwell

Want to know more? Have a look at our full presentation covering the history and strategy of Greetham Retreat (as a handy PDF)

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