Accommodation includes 27 bedrooms, gardens, a Chapel and meeting rooms – space and refreshment for individuals and groups.
The oldest part of the House dates from the early seventeenth century. Here you find a comfortable Reception area, Library Room, Drawing Room and a beamed Dining Room with an inglenook fire place. Upstairs we have a selection of mostly twin bedrooms, and Prayer and Study rooms. The ‘Library Loft’ bedroom has a small sitting area, perfect for retreat leaders or those engaged in study or one to one meetings.
The modern block includes 18 bedrooms (16 x single, 2 x twin) and a large Conference Room. The Conference Room holds up to 50 people seated, has an excellent sound and lighting system, including a laptop computer, lectern and interactive white-board, all connected to the internet.
It can also hold 20+ people engaged in body-work retreats, with window-doors that open into the gardens, perfect for practising outside on sunny days.
We recently extended this block to include a purpose built suite for people with reduced mobility or using a wheelchair. The ‘Anthony Gell Suite’ includes a bed for a carer and a modern wet-room and is situated on the ground floor opposite the Conference Room for ease of access.
On the other side of the old House there is a lovely Chapel with a large clear window behind the Altar looking out across the gardens toward the ancient Cedar of Lebanon. The Chapel can be used by groups for Christian worship, prayer, or art – and because it has direct access to the Library Room it is perfect for retreats that include regular worship or prayer activity.
Also in the grounds we have a small house called ‘The Den’. This has a good sized meeting space (15-20), a kitchen, toilet facilities and two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The Den has underfloor heating and is a favourite with body-work groups and artists, and also those seeking a quiet place away from any possible disturbance. It is also perfect for children or young people as it has direct access to the gardens and is self-contained – bring your school or youth club!
People come to Holland House in many different ways. Some as individuals on private retreat to study or simply for ‘time-out’, some in groups for meetings, retreats, small conferences, yoga, creative arts activities, meditation or simply to spend time together. Some come for work-related meetings for example teachers, carers, nurses and clinicians, and some for courses of professional study – physiotherapists, psychotherapists, counsellors etc. Whatever your reason for coming we will have the right room and space to suite your need.
The Holland House Programme includes regular day and residential retreats and activities to which all are welcome. You can book for these online via this website, or contact the House for more details.
The pattern of hospitality for the House is as follows:
10.30am Morning coffee and biscuits
4pm Afternoon tea and cake
If you need to vary these times to suit your programme, please do get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.
A quiet corner of the library
Please contact us to find out more and discuss your visit or if you would like to visit and see first-hand what we can offer we will be pleased to arrange a tour of the House.
We would be delighted to see you!