Prices are per person for full board and are inclusive of VAT. These rates apply for all residential stays and retreats, unless otherwise stated. Our prices include all your meals from supper on the day of arrival to lunch on the day of departure. Refreshments are also included as well as use of the beautiful facilities of the house – conference room, meeting rooms, Adoration chapel, relaxing grounds and cloister garden.
|Room Type||WEEKEND OR WEEKDAY BREAK|
* 2 NIGHTS *
(Fri - Sun or Mon - Weds)
* 2 NIGHTS *
(Age 25 or under. Individual bookings only)
Weekend or weekday breaks and retreats
You are welcome to join one of our residential retreats, enquire about availability for a group booking or simply come by yourself or with friends to enjoy a quiet break.
Stay for 2 – 5 nights
We are open 5 nights a week from Friday afternoon to Wednesday lunchtime. Arrival days are Fridays, Sundays and Mondays and you are welcome to stay for 2 – 5 nights (departures by lunchtime on Wednesday). Our rates, per person per night for full board, are £85 in an ensuite room and £75 in a standard room. The minimum stay is two nights, usually Friday to Sunday or Monday to Wednesday. You are welcome to stay on the Sunday night after your weekend retreat or to arrive on the Sunday before your Monday to Wednesday retreat.
If you would like to stay for all five nights, from Friday to Wednesday, you will save £25. A five night stay is £400 in an ensuite room and £350 in a standard room.
Half board and B&B options may be possible on weekdays (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights. Minimum stay of 2 nights).
We can accommodate up to 26 people. Dowry House is a perfect venue for your parish, prayer group, university or Catholic organization’s retreat. We can offer flexibility for groups in terms of meals and length of stay. Please do get in touch to discuss your booking with us by emailing Dowry House or by calling Sr Theresa on 01328 801018.
Priests, Deacons, Religious and Seminarians
We know it can be hard to get away on weekends! We can arrange for individuals to stay in the comfortable flat here at Dowry House, even on a Wednesday or Thursday night when we are usually closed. We can also offer deanery retreats from a Monday to Wednesday. Call us on 01328 801018.
We invite university chaplaincies and young adults’ groups to get in touch and see how we can help you plan an amazing retreat!
We extend our special rates to cover a wider age range (up to age 35 and including group leaders) for group bookings of young people. We can offer a flat rate of £125 per person for a two night retreat, based on bringing at least 20 people and most of the group sharing twin rooms (there are some single rooms for the leaders). The rooms are a mixture of ensuite and standard rooms. We can offer further discounts to young adult groups during quiet times of the year so please do ask us about this!
Throughout the year, individual young people aged 25 or under can attend any retreat / come for a quiet break at the reduced rates indicated on the table above. We also have special rates for our young adult shrine retreats. Bursaries are available, for those in need, to attend these shrine retreats. Get in touch and also keep an eye on our Instagram.
Individually Accompanied / Guided Retreats
These retreats are mostly in silence with a trained director to accompany you for around 40 minutes each day. They are available throughout the year, subject to the availability of the directors. You can read more about Individually Guided Retreats here. Please do get in touch to discuss your preferred dates by emailing Dowry House or by calling Sr Theresa on 01328 801018.
Zoom Retreat Rates
Usual donation range: £35 – £60
18 – 29 year olds: £20 – £35
The Sisters from the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham, who run Dowry House for the Shrine, offer spiritual direction for £30 per session or less depending on one’s means. This is open to to non-residents, whether in person or on Zoom. If you are interested, please email us or phone 01328 801018 to discuss.
Day Delegate Rates
Only applicable when everything is back to normal, in a post-Covid world. For those who wish to attend the various courses and retreats and have accommodation elsewhere.
|Day Delegate Rate||Adult||Youth**|
|Lunch and Dinner||£30.00||£20.00|