Come for the day
Day visitors are always welcome, but visits need to be booked in advance.
Our day starts at 10:00, refreshments are served at 10:30. Lunch at 12:30 is a vegetarian buffet prepared mostly from produce grown and reared in the garden and steading. There is a silent table for those wishing to remain in silence during mealtimes. After afternoon tea at 15:30, the day concludes at 16:30.
There are an optional prayer services at 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Saturday when we are open which you are also welcome to come / stay for. On Sunday we have a Eucharist service with prayers for healing which is open to everyone.
You might like to spend time in the chapel or art room, relax in the lounge or wander around the grounds and garden. If you would like to book a 1:1 session with a member of the pastoral team while you are here, please let us know when you book.
If you are staying with us overnight, please plan to arrive no later than 3:30pm
Stay with us
Gate Lodge House
A Welcoming 3-bedroom Gate Lodge is available for individual, couple or family retreats.
The lounge has an attractive wood burning stove.
There are three bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (triple) and 1 single. The bathroom has a power shower.
A minimum of 3 nights’ stay is required.
Guests may self-cater or book in for meals at the main steading
Guests have use of all the Bield facilities whilst the Bield is open for guests
Retreat accompaniment or other one-to-one support available if requested.
The Lodge has fully fitted kitchen and includes a utility area with washing machine and dryer.
The Bield is home though I do not stay here, I live here so much, She wraps herself around you – wonderful, beautiful. Thank you, God – Tony
I appreciate this retreat place. It is a quiet place. I hope to come again – Paska
Guests are accommodated in the refurbished Steading which is fully equipped with meeting facilities and dining room. We can cater for up to 32 people on a day visit.
The bedrooms comfortably accommodate 18 guests:
3 double rooms
5 twin rooms
one single room that can be made up to a twin.
One en-suite twin room is on the ground floor and has wheelchair access.
All rooms are provided with sinks - 3 are en-suite. There is also a small guest kitchen where you can make yourself a hot drink or simple snack.
Meals are served in our large dining room. The evening meal is a set menu, often vegetarian but can sometimes include organic meat.
If you wish to eat on your own or in silence meals can be provided on a tray for you to take away. We can cater for vegetarian, dairy and gluten free diets if this is known in advance.
All guests are welcome to rest in the cosy lounge, beside the wood burning stove, browse our books or use one of the prayer rooms.