We have been full members of the Visit England accreditation scheme for over 10 years but left the scheme in 2022. Throughout this period we were consistently awarded the Visit England Gold Award each and every year which denotes, what they call the ‘best of the best’ in the provision of quality accommodation. We were also consistently given a four star rating throughout these 10 years which shows that we were consistently assessed as providing top quality in all areas measured (including all facilities and services) expected for quality in self-catering accommodation.
However, Visit England charge us as owners a significant fee each year for each of our five holiday cottages to remain and participate in their accreditation scheme. As a result of these charges, we have now decided to withdraw from this scheme in order to save money and keep prices for our guests as competitive as possible. However, we can assure you that we will continue to maintain the really high standards of cleanliness and service for all our guests, which is very important to us. As owners Jeanette and Rob Folwell personally carry out all cleaning and upkeep of all the holiday cottages and grounds, we do not have any employees, so we are personally responsible for maintaining the high standards we have achieved in the past and we will continue to do in the future. We are confident that you will not be disappointed and look forward to welcoming you to Greetham Retreat.
We were extremely pleased and privileged to be presented with Visit England’s ROSE Award in 2016, in recognition of the service excellence offered at Greetham Retreat, and for ‘going the extra mile’ to ensure all guests get the very best from there stay.
Over 30,000 accommodation businesses are assessed by VisitEngland nationally, but only 100 of them are given this prestigious award each year.
As Jeanette said, “it’s fantastic to be recognised nationally and it makes us so proud to be the only self-catering holiday accommodation provider in Lincolnshire, and one of only two self-catering businesses in the East Midlands, to receive this lovely award. It helps put Lincolnshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds on the map as a quality holiday destination and place to visit.”
In 2013 Greetham Retreat CL was the Caravan Clubs (now called the Caravan and Motorhome Club) national winner in 1st place, in the ‘CL of the Year’ competition. Caravan Club members voted nationally for their favourite CL site and we were lucky enough to be chosen, as the overall winners from more than 2,400 CL sites throughout the UK. Greetham Retreat CL was also the regional winner for Central England in the ‘CL of the Year’ competition in both 2012 and 2014.
We also recycle all guests rubbish, use eco-friendly detergents and collect rain water for watering our planted containers.
If you’re still on the fence, why not have a look at what other guests have said about their holiday with us in Lincolnshire. We’re really proud to be consistently rated ‘excellent’ on TripAdvisor, having gained the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ in seven consecutive years from 2013 until 2020. In 2021 we were recognised yet again and included in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Winners list, having received more lovely five star reviews which evidences the high quality and excellent service we continuing to provide. We have also received lots of complimentary reviews and recommendations from past guests across Google and Facebook! It really makes it all worthwhile to know that our guests feel well looked-after and that they’re getting a top quality, five star countryside holiday getaway whilst staying at Greetham Retreat. We love hearing about your experiences at Greetham Retreat so please do consider writing a review after your stay!
Terry Marshall November 2023
Reginald Clark June 2022
Becky Smith January 2023
Alan Bell March 2022
Heulwen Price (ItinerantChemist) September 2021
Award-winning holiday retreat in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds offering high quality luxury self-catering holiday cottage accommodation and 5 pitches on a small touring caravan site. Centrally located in Lincolnshire, perfect for exploring the county. Within easy reach of the seaside with wide sandy beaches and the market towns of Horncastle, Louth, Spilsby, Alford or the City of Lincoln.