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A Spiritual Home

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”