Community of Aidan and Hilda Properties on Holy Island

Places for Retreat, Prayer and Growth

Our vision is to provide:

  • a welcoming space for people to come on retreat
  • a place of prayer and resourcing for the emerging church
  • a place of rest and support for those leading in churches, ministries and the marketplace
  • hospitality to Community members and interested seekers
  • accommodation for individuals and groups to come on retreat and pilgrimage

Our Core Principles and our Way of Life are the values by which we seek to do everything

Read more about The Aidan Way

What we offer:

Accommodation
We offer simple, welcoming accommodation on a self-catering basis for people coming for retreat and pilgrimage.
We have two 3-bedroom houses, and a 1-bedroom flat is expected to be available in the future.

Spiritual direction and Teaching Inputs
We can provide spiritual direction and teaching inputs remotely or on the island; please book this in advance.

Enquiries and bookings

Phone: 01904 793438

Self-Catering Accommodation on Holy Island for Retreatants

Download the Accommodation Pack (PDF)

High Rigg

(Available Now)

  • 3 Bedrooms:
    • 1 double en-suite (with king-size bed)
    • 1 twin en-suite
    • 1 double with shower room & toilet adjacent (ground floor)
  • Conservatory
  • Spacious lounge
  • Fully equipped kitchen/diner (under-counter fridge and freezer; dishwasher; washing machine)
  • Front & back garden

Rates:

Full Rate £1400 per week
Discounted Rate £700 per week
November – February
(excluding Christmas/New Year)
£560 per week

 

Minimum Stay - 2 nights 2 or 3 nights 4, 5 or 6 nights
Full Rate £240 per night £200 per night
Discounted Rate £120 per night £100 per night
November – February
(excluding Christmas/New Year)
£95 per night £80 per night

An additional cleaning and laundry charge of £75 is payable per house per stay.
1 week minimum let applies over Christmas and the New Year.

Shalom

(Available from 10th July onwards)

  • 3 Bedrooms (not en-suite):
    • 1 double
    • 1 single
    • 1 smaller single
  • Upstairs shared bathroom with shower
  • Lounge/diner
  • Kitchen
  • Small conservatory
  • Downstairs toilet
  • Front & back garden (front garden shared with Lindisfarne Retreat)
Bed linen and towels are provided; please bring your own soap and toiletries.

Rates:

Full Rate £900 per week
Discounted Rate £450 per week
November – February
(excluding Christmas/New Year)
£360 per week

 

Minimum Stay - 2 nights 2 or 3 nights 4, 5 or 6 nights
Full Rate £150 per night £140 per night
Discounted Rate £75 per night £70 per night
November – February
(excluding Christmas/New Year)
£60 per night £55 per night

An additional cleaning and laundry charge of £60 is payable per house per stay.
For stays of 3 weeks or longer please contact us for a further discount.

Rates for 2022 are frozen at 2021 prices.

Discounted rates as above are available for:

  • Community members (Voyagers and Explorers)
  • Full-time Christian workers
  • Individuals and groups coming on organised retreat

Other discounts may be available by negotiation.

Terms and Conditions

Payment

The lead retreatant is responsible for the full payment, for providing a bedding list and for liaising with the Bookings Secretary. We would prefer you to pay by bank transfer, but other options are available (please ask). Bank and fee details appear on the invoice.

We require a deposit of 20% of the full fee with the booking. The balance of the fees is required four weeks before arrival. Bookings are not complete until you have received confirmation from the Bookings Secretary.

cCancellation

Sadly, we have to apply charges for all cancellations. We are a charity, and late cancellations severely compromise our budget as well as depriving others of the opportunity to attend. We obviously don't like asking you for money if you can't come, but we still incur costs. In addition it is difficult to relet dwellings at short notice, and so we lose further income.

We therefore recommend that you take out travel insurance or be prepared to bear the following charges should you cancel:

  • More than 8 weeks before arrival - your deposit
  • Within 8 weeks of arrival - 50% of full fees
  • Within 4 weeks of arrival - full fees

Under exceptional circumstances and subject to availability, it may be possible to transfer a deposit to an alternative booking within twelve months.

Check-in and check-out

Check-in is from 3 pm on the day of arrival and check-out is by 10 am on the last day (2:30 pm on Fri-Sun weekends). This is dependent upon tide times. We will liaise with you if these times need to change for your visit.

Important Note:

Holy Island is a tidal island, only accessible at certain times of the day.

Do make sure to check tide timetables before making arrangements