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Come for the day

Day visitors are always welcome, but visits need to be booked in advance.

Our day starts with an optional prayer service at 09:00 and finishes with evening prayer at 17:00 which you are also welcome to stay for.

Lunch is served at 12:30 and is mostly made from produce grown and reared in the garden and steading


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.


Lunches at The Bield take the form of a vegetarian buffet and the evening meal is a set menu, often vegetarian but can sometimes include organic meat.   Meals are served in our large dining room.


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 residential and day guests are welcome to take a rest in the cosy lounge room besides the wood burning stove, use the library or one of the prayer rooms. A collection of crosses from Southern Sudan, symbols of living hope and faith in Christ, are displayed in our lounge area.









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.

Bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (triple) and 1 single.

A minimum of 3 nights’ stay is required. Guests may self-cater or book in for meals at the main Steading and may use 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 full kitchen facilities, a power shower and toilet and includes a utility area with washing machine and dryer.