About Us

 

We have offered our home and garden as a  place of peaceful retreat and restful reflection since 2011.

Our aim is to nurture the experience of contemplative living by offering warm hospitality, and occasional quiet days, in a restful, refreshing and inspiring environment.

In 2018 we volunteered at Bonnevaux, France - the international retreat centre of the World Community for Christian Meditation. It was here that we felt affirmed in making the move to our new home. A place where we could further develop the vision, by providing self-catering retreat accommodation to our provision of quiet days.

So we sold our home and moved to a small farm on the rural edge of Herefordshire, on its border with Wales. Though a little unloved, the farm had all the potential to become a peaceful and inspiring place for individuals and small groups to come. 

 

It is taking much time, energy, and resource, but we are getting there. Despite the storms of months of rain and lockdown, we absolutely were delighted to have our first self-catering retreat accommodation, The Fold, ready by January 2021; the second, The Hut, is nicely on track for April. As lockdown restrictions are lifted for this kind of accommodation on12th April, we are ready to take bookings from then.  

With the amazing help of a good friend's professional design ideas, we have built a productive kitchen and sitting garden, The Potager. Here we are growing produce for our guest's welcome and breakfast baskets. The newly planted traditional orchard is developing nicely, and the rest of the garden is benefiting from the addition of interesting shrubs, roses, ornamental trees and paths in which to wander amongst. 

We are really happy to once again be inviting guests to stay and enjoy a special kind of retreat experience, creatively resourced for peaceful contemplation in a beautifully inspiring surroundings.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Tina and Nick 

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