Clients: Key Influencers

Matt Spence

Matt Spence, the gregarious founder of Natural Retreats had a vision to create luxury self-catering accommodation in areas of outstanding natural beauty; an ambition that began during childhood holidays spent in Yellowstone National Park in North America. Matt began his journey living on a 55-acre family farm in the Yorkshire Dales that offered outstanding views across Yorkshire and the Swale Valley. In 2004, Matt decided to try and make his vision a reality by creating high-end, bespoke holiday residences on his family’s land, at a time when traditional sheep farming was extremely difficult. After 2 years of hard work, ensuring that every property would be sympathetically designed and in keeping with the local surroundings, Natural Retreats was born.