Ladywell Retreat's beautiful buildings

General Information

General Information

Individual days of prayer can be arranged with the Retreat office.

Weekend retreats begin with supper on Friday and end on Sunday afternoon.

Six day preached or eight day Individually Guided Retreats (IGR) begin with supper at 6.00pm and end after breakfast on the final day.

If you have individual requirements please contact our Retreat Centre Office which is open from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon Monday to Friday, to discuss. 

Spiritual Direction - all our Spiritual Directors are Ignation trained and  may be available on request at an additional cost of £20 per session. 


There are 25 single rooms and 3 twin bedded rooms. All are centrally heated and towels and bedding are provided.  There is a lift to the bedrooms on the 1st and 2nd floors.

Adjacent to the rooms on each floor are sitting rooms, kitchenettes and bathrooms.

The main Conference Room can take up to 60 delegates for day groups with lunch.

There are also larger sitting rooms on the ground floor.

Places for Prayer

Downstairs Oratory: This very spacious room can seat up to 50 people.  It is often used for celebrations of Eucharist as well as private prayer and reflection.  A loop system is also available here.

Upstairs Oratory: The ambience of this room is more intimate and a loop system is also available here. This is very conducive to smaller groups. The view from the window overlooks the spacious gardens of Ladywell and surrounding countryside. 

Ladywell Chapel:  We welcome all to spend time in this place where the community celebrate their daily Eucharist.  There is a beautiful mosaic above the sanctuary and some beautiful stained glass windows.  


In line with our Franciscan tradition we offer wholesome, home cooked meals and can cater for vegetarian and diabetic diets.  Meals are served in a light, spacious dining room on the ground floor.

Ladywell has always been proud of the quality of its wholesome but simple Franciscan menu and our kitchens are regularly inspected by Waverley and receive the top rating for cleanliness and hygiene under the national food rating system.