The Retreat Centre

Welcome to our beautiful 17th century Retreat Centre

  • The Retreat House: Accommodation and facilities for self catering bookings

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We are on the edge of the quiet village of Childswickham, two miles from Broadway in the Vale of Evesham. For those who enjoy a good walk in beautiful scenery, we are surrounded by excellent walking country on the edge of the Cotswold Hills with an abundance of pretty ‘olde worlde’ villages. For more history and culture, and 505_1a bit of ‘retail therapy’, Worcester, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stratford are within easy driving distance.

The Retreat House (Childswickham House), together with the Tithe Barn, Pottery Studio and other buildings encircle a peaceful courtyard, leading into two acres of gardens and 60 acres of our own farmland.

We welcome church groups and organisations from different Christian traditions. We also offer individuals the space for time out in a quiet corner, and families the opportunity to relax together. Day or overnight visits can be arranged for midweek or weekends.

Self-Catering Accommodation and Groups

courtyard6From July 2020, our retreat centre will offer self-catering accommodation, with new kitchen and dining facilities in the Retreat House and the Cottage

Our group bookings will be for up to 15 people in the Retreat House and 9 people in the Cottage, overnight. We will continue to host day groups in the Tithe Barn

Meal provision 

We regret we are unable to offer the option of providing cooked lunches or evening meals.  However, we will leave provisions for a simple breakfast in the kitchen for those staying overnight.

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Costs

  • £35 per person for a night, including basic breakfast (cereal, bread, butter, milk, jam, marmalade…)
  • £12 per person for a day stay without meals (but refreshments provided)

Your safety (2020)

We have introduced some important measures for your safety this year: please see Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your safety.

Come away and be refreshed

Although the vision for the retreat centre is now for self-catering and smaller groups, we hope that this will create new possibilities for you to meet with God in our beautiful home in a new way throughout the week – whether as church groups, or as Christian families or friends, coming apart for time with God.

We know that the blessing of space and time with God in beautiful surroundings will be much needed by many at this difficult time. We pray we may be able to be a channel of blessing to you in this way. 

Come and be refreshed: we look forward to seeing you!

For further information, costs, or to make a booking, please contact our bookings secretary: see our Contact Us page.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your safety

Our community’s priority is offer you a safe and blessed stay, so we have changed the accommodation, facilities and running of our retreat centre to put measures in place for your protection. During these uncertain times with the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation changing daily, we will review this page as we continue ... ...

Retreat House

The Retreat House (Childswickham House) dates back to the 1600s and was at one time the local court house. ...

The Cottage

The Cottage has a self-catering kitchen downstairs, two large bedrooms upstairs accommodating up to seven guests, with a shared bathroom.  ...

The Tithe Barn

  The Barn was reconstructed in 1982 using the original 16th century beams,and has apparently been the site of a traditional Tithe Barn since about the 14th century. ...

Retreat Centre Gardens

Our gardens and courtyard are there for the enjoyment of all our visitors. There are peaceful corners to be found for quiet and prayer, ...

How we got into Hospitality

It was a dream come true when God moved us to Childswickham House.  It was tailor made to what we needed... ...

Feedback from past guests

“There is a lovely atmosphere here and it feels like a haven. The food is great! Just a  warning – staying here may become addictive!”... ...

The Dining Room (not in use for guests currently)

In years gone by, the Dining Room was a working barn... ...