Covid-19 and The Abbey

The Abbey remains closed. We are eager to open our doors to you, and hope that matters will return to some sort of normality before long but the next few months are likely to be unpredictable, particularly with regard to hosting residential groups.

There is good news however: we will be able to offer hire of the Abbey’s Guest House for self-contained groups (so-called “social bubbles”) from 4 July. This will be on a self-catering basis with no access to the Abbey building itself. Email for rates and availability.

We welcome your enquiries and will accept future bookings for all-inclusive residential groups on a provisional basis. If your group is unable to attend due to Covid-19 restrictions or if we are obliged to cancel a booking – whether now or at a future date – your deposit will be fully refundable. However, we’d hope that you will want to reschedule rather than cancel your booking. If you would like to discuss options (for example, booking in for later in 2020 or a date in 2021) please contact us via email. If you do re-schedule, your deposit will transfer to your future booking.

Our Terms and Conditions state that if a client cancels, deposits are not refundable. However, in these exceptional circumstances, where rescheduling isn’t a viable alternative, we may decide to return your deposit.

We recognise that this is a difficult time for everyone. We would like to be as supportive of your plans as circumstances allow. Please contact us with any enquiries and/or to re-schedule your booking via email.

In the meantime, let us all hope that we all keep as safe and healthy as possible.

Our Vision Statement

“A spiritual retreat, education and well-being centre housed in a small beautiful medieval building and grounds, with a resident community offering a unique place for restoration and inspiration. Here, as an individual or a group you can find support in your enquiry for your own particular contribution towards building a better world for all.”

A Hidden Gem

As a spiritual retreat and well-being centre, we offer our guests a uniquely peaceful place for retreat and rejuvenation. Housed within a beautiful, thriving example of an English medieval Manor, we welcome guests from all faiths and none, to experience our warm and inclusive hospitality. Our magnificent Great Hall, makes our facilities particularly suitable for groups working with yoga, martial-arts, sound-healing, voice-training, creative-writing, team-building and spiritual-exploration. 

Located 10 miles south of Oxford and 60 miles from Central London, our international appeal attracts groups from all over the globe who return time and again to experience our exceptional home-cooked food and inspiring atmosphere. Over the last 40 years, The Abbey has been stewarded by a residential community, who have over time, rescued this extraordinary building from dereliction. A rich tapestry of self-enquiry, mindfulness, contemplation and community has been woven together creating a rare and unique hospitality service, comprising a warm welcome, comfortable facilities, peaceful environment and nurturing food. We invite guests to share this supportive environment, encouraging you to create your very own home from home.

“Our stay with you
has been very special, calm, peaceful and inviting”

“A truly inspirational space,welcoming smiles and warmth, and exceptional food”

Brand Conspiracy

“Really good alternative to a hotel,
the relaxed atmosphere helped us to think and the food was delicious”