We are in beautiful surroundings with hill and riverside walks, and we manage over 10 acres of reclaimed land including fruit and vegetable growing areas, woodland, a meadow and wetland, realising their full potential for wildlife.
We welcome people coming to stay here on a self-catering basis to recharge their batteries, to enjoy the delights of the Peak District, or to follow a personal retreat here.
Visitors have access to our grounds, the use of our extensive library, a simple and comfortable centrally-heated room, and access to our public areas including the well-equipped kitchen and Meeting Room. Wi-Fi is available throughout.
When staying here you are invited to our daily Quaker worship. If you are interested in the life and work of the community and want to lend a hand, please tell us preferably before you come, or on arrival, so that we can think out in advance suitable work for you to do. For more information about Quaker worship and lifestyle see here.
Our normal overnight rate is £16-£32 (we ask that you discern what to pay on this sliding scale) which does not include food. There is a general store at the garage 15 minutes walk away, or you may buy some ingredients for your meals as well as drinks out of community stocks as available. If you don’t want to cook, there is always the community-owned local pub.
1 There is good rail access from both Manchester and Sheffield. For information on travel see here – further more detailed information is sent to you on inquiry / booking.
2 Note that we do not as a rule accept short stay visitors during our retreats and events, nor can we take bookings in our “closed weeks” or when a large group is staying. So we would recommend inquiring early!
3 Please note that our shared kitchen is vegetarian. For our reasons for this, and for details on equipment, see here.