The Base Retreat Animal Sanctuary

Apart from being vegan, we’re quite a typical couple. I’m Fiaz, the technical one, and my wife Jacqui is the planner and organiser. I built the accommodation and the website, but she built the business. We’re both passionate and we both have the hospitality bug! We are very experienced hosts and also keep rescued rabbits and chickens roaming free in the garden during the day. So naturally, we also welcome guests who are travelling with companion animals.

Campaigning for Animals
We are motivated by compassion for the suffering of voiceless animals everywhere, particularly in laboratories in the name of science. We campaign with Camp Beagle, the longest running animal rights protest camp in history, and it’s surrounding campaign of education, exposure and political lobbying.

Small Animal Rescue
Our VIP guests are granted a free stay for life. It is an important part of what we do. Having someone to look after is good for the soul.
Although mainly a great inconvenience, it is a pleasure to watch these lucky souls who have landed on their feet and are finally allowed to do the little things that make them who they are. Dirt baths, digging, sunbathing, having ‘food fights’ and playing territorial gangsta tag. Also, the rabbits and their collaborative and surprisingly high level behaviour of Perimeter Penetration Testing!