Retreat Places

This list is by no means exhaustive, but gives the main retreat places in the South West and wales both for day retreat and longer stays. Further information can be found via the Retreat Association.

Places to stay


Ammerdown Retreat & Conference Centre, Radstock, Bath BA3 5SW
01761 433709
Email Ammerdown

House of Prayer, 2 Parkfields, High St, Butleigh, nr Glastonbury  BA6 8SZ
01458 851561
Email Elizabeth Rees

St Nicholas’ Wayfarer’s Church, Kilton Somerset TA5 1ST (Day Retreat Only)
01278 733 504
Email Annette Stapleton


Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EE
01364 645521
Email Buckfast Abbey

Lee Abbey, Lynton EX35 6JJ
Email Lee Abbey

Mill House Retreats,  Rocklee Manor Farm, Westleigh, Tiverton. EX16 7ES
01884 829000
Email Jane Taylor

Society of Mary & Martha, Sheldon Manor, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE
01647 252752
Email Sheldon


Emmaus House, Bristol BS8 1BN (Day Retreat Only)
0117 907 79950
Email Emmaus House


Pilsdon Community, Bridport DT6 5NZ
01308 868308
Email Pilsdon Community

Society of St Francis, The Friary, Hilfield DT2 7BE
01300 341741 (bookings); 01300 341345(Friary)


Marist Centre,(RC/ecumenical) Nympsfield, Stonehouse GL10 3TZ
01453 861511
Email the Marist Centre

St Peter’s Retreat House, Prinknash Abbey, Cranham GL4 8EX (Men Only retreats with Roman Catholic Benedictine Monks)

01452 812455
Email Prinkash Abbey

Mucknell Abbey, Mucknell Farm Lane, Stoulton, Worcester WR7 4RB (Anglican Benedictine Community)
Email Mucknell Abbey


Alabare House of Prayer, Salisbury SP1 2JA
Email Alabare

Sarum College, Salisbury  SP1 2EE
01722 424800
Email Sarum


Convent of the Incarnation, Fairacres, Oxford OX4 1TB (Benedictine Convent)
01865 721301
Email the Convent

Community of St Mary the Virgin, Challow road, Wantage, OX12 9DJ
01235 763141
Email the Community


Society of the Sacred Cross, Tymawr Convent, Lydart NP25 4RN
01600 860244
Email Tymawr Convent

Ffald-y-Brenin retreat house, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9UA
Tel: 01348 881382
Email Ffald Y Brenin

Society of the Sacred Heart, Llannerchwen, Llandefaelog Fach, Brecon,
Powys, LD3 9PP, Wales  – offers hermitages.
01874  622902
Email Llanerchwen

The Quiet Garden Movement has a good number of gardens in this area.
01494 454873
Email the Quiet Garden

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