Hiring our Facilities Coming on Retreat and more…

Covid-19 Restrictions & Reduced Hire Fees

Updated 9th September 2020: Please note due to new government restrictions all groups are limited to a maximum of 6 guests.

Understanding how challenging these last few months have been for everyone, The Abbey is offering a reduced rate until the end of 2020. Course leaders can now hire our facilities for residential booking, with full-board and exclusive use of The Abbey, including use of The Hall and our sitting rooms, for £90 per person per night.

To discuss your specific requirements, or to arrange a tour of our facilities, contact us by email: admin@theabbey.uk.com or leave us a message on 01235 847 401 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Weekend Hire: Workshops / Seminars / Retreats

The majority of our guests stay with us over the weekend, coming as part of a group working within the well-being sector, such as yoga, martial-arts, sound-healing, voice-training, creative-writing, team-building and spiritual-exploration. Many are returning guests who find our approach to hospitality particularly suitable for their specialist needs, from offering a warm welcome to providing home cooked vegan and vegetarian meals, they find our beautiful historic rooms and simple but cared for accommodation the perfect fit.

Mid-Week Overnight Accommodation

Mid-week over night accommodation can be provided in The Abbey’s guest house for those working away from home and looking for peaceful, clean, self-catered facilities.

Receptions and Special Event Hire

The Abbey provides a beautiful and inspiring environment for wedding receptions and significant ceremonies and blessings. The Great Hall can be used for intimate or larger scale events and accommodates up to 60 people. If your reception is for a larger group then numbers can be increased by the hire of marquees on the Great Hall lawn. Catering can be provided in-house or The Abbey can source an excellent local supplier. Please note that the Abbey is not licensed for wedding ceremonies.

The Abbey Retreats

Prior to Covid-19, for many years, The Abbey offered a two night, monthly, mid-week rest and renewal retreat. We have now extended our retreats, to individuals, accommodated in the main building, and social bubbles, accommodated in our Guest House. Retreats are currently available during mid-week and weekends, and guests now have the option to book additional workshops in Creative Writing and Natural Bread making, as well as treatments such as massage and Reiki.

Click here, for full details including an online form to register your interest.

Our Facilities

The Great Hall

Can accommodate up to 60 people seated, and offers a magnificent timber vaulted ceiling, a wooden floor, a magnificent open-fireplace, french windows opening to a large lawn and a grand piano. This space is very flexible, working well as an open space for physical activities and the ability to create various seating arrangements with or without tables to suit the occasion, and is wheel-chair accessible with assistance. Flip charts, pens and audiovisual equipment are provided for free.

The Hearth

Seats up to 18 people in comfortable sofas and armchairs, situated on the ground floor, with a beamed ceiling, an open log-fire, and views over the labyrinth lawn. 

The Solar 

Seats up to 12 people in large sofas and armchairs, and is situated on the first floor, it has a high ceiling and timber beams, an open log-fire, and views over the medieval courtyard. 

The Library 

Seats up to 14 in soft armchairs and is also on the first floor, in the oldest part of the building, where the original magnificent stained glass windows offer wonderful views over the grounds.


Our comfortable bedrooms offer simplicity and warmth, 14 rooms are available, six twin-rooms and eight single-rooms, accommodating a maximum of 20 people across our Guest House and Main House. 

The Abbey Guest House 

Adjacent to the Main House is our self-contained Guest House with its own kitchen suitable for small group self-catering, with a comfortable sitting room/dining area. The Guest House has nine rooms in total, five twins and four single rooms, in keeping with our ethos, we do not provide electronic equipment such as TVs or Radios, however WIFI is available throughout the premises.