Facilities

  • aerial view houseCar-parking for around 85 cars.
  • Coffee Shop in the Courtyard
  • CAMPING around the Garden Lawn edge – a flat and beautiful area. Camping Block New Ladies, Gents and Disadvantaged showers & loos, and a kitchen sink for campers, located in the Courtyard
  • COURTYARD COTTAGE is available for visiting course leader/teachers, and private retreatants, by arrangement
  • AVALON COTTAGE (from autumn 2016) is available for visiting course leader/teachers, and private retreatants, by arrangement
  • Dining Room seats –  60 – 84.  To seat more people at the same time, we use the Old Hall and Old Smoking Room, and/or erect a marquee outside the Garden Door.
  • Drawing Room has an extensive collection of books, audios and videos from around the world.
  • Garden Fire-pit at the bottom of the Garden Lawn with sit-around logs
  • Healing Rooms two – available for visiting therapists
  • Laundry We have clothes washing & drying machines available for guest’s use in the Stable Block between 8am. and 1pm.
  • Licensed Bar We have an ‘on-licence’ bar for guests on residential courses and functions. The low-price bar opens by request
  • Organic Walled Garden and Herb Garden – beyond the Stables
  • Projectors Overhead and digital presentation projectors are available freely
  • Reception & Registration At client’s request, we can help receive your guests
  • The Library and other Quiet Rooms are available 24 hours/day.
  • Smoking  – The Old Smoking Room is now the Bar. There is an open-air smoking area under the Wellingtonia down the Garden Steps
  • Swimming Pool Open-air, heated in summer
  • Signed Jogging Route – c. 3 miles / Rounders / Volley ball / Old Squash Court
  • Brick barbecue
  • Lake
  

The Ballroom

An elegant, tranquil room with antique grand piano, suited to larger groups, lectures and concerts,

enhanced in winter by a log-burning stove, or lit by candlelight. Patio doors lead on to a small glass conservatory.

(31’ x 22’, 10m x 7.1m), seated capacity 80 people.

 

 

library

The Library

 A peaceful reflective space with a log fire and many old books – a quiet space to sit and think whilst gazing out over the lawn.

The Library also contains sofas and sound equipment so that the room can be used as a workshop space.

(30’ x 20’, 9m x 6.5m), seated capacity 45 people. (21’9 x 21’6, 7m x 6.9m) seats 35 people.

 

The Theatre

The largest workshop room, with sprung wooden floor,

seats up to 150/175 – a light room suitable for large presentations, art and physical workshops.

(60’ x 30’, 19.4m x 9.7m)