INFORMATION FOR GUESTS AND GROUPS WISHING TO COME FOR QUIET DAYS OR FOR RESIDENTIAL RETREATS
Resident guests and groups are accommodated in St Benedict’s House. There are five bedrooms, three twin bedded and two single. Four have ensuite facilities and there is a bathroom next door to the fifth room. One of the single bedrooms is on the ground floor, has a kitchenette and is suitable for people who cannot manage stairs or who wish to self-cater. There is a sitting room for residents and upstairs there is a Quiet room/Oratory. Resident guests have dinner in the sisters’ refectory but food is provided in the guesthouse kitchen for them to cater for their own breakfasts, snacks and suppers.
We can accommodate day groups of up to sixteen. There is a large sitting room, dining room and kitchenette. Groups are requested to bring their own packed lunches. We provide coffee and tea.
Individual day guests or small groups of up to four people are given a room in the Convent or sometimes in St Benedict’s House. Dinner is in the Sisters’ refectory; tea and coffee are provided in a kitchenette.
Guests are welcome to come to the Eucharist which is celebrated daily, usually at 9.30am but sometimes at 12 noon, and any of the other services in chapel.
We make no charge for hospitality though are happy to accept donations.
Directions for finding us:
We are situated just off the A60 Loughborough to Nottingham Road. Between the villages of Costock and Bunny. If coming from the south, go through the crossroads at Costock and start going uphill. The entrance is about two thirds of a mile from the crossroads on the right hand side of the road. There is a white notice board at the entrance.
If coming from Nottingham, go through Bunny and go up and over Bunny Hill. Our entrance is on the left hand side about 300 yards from the top of the hill descending into Costock.
The nearest railway station is Loughborough which is about 6 miles away. Nottingham station is about 9 miles away. The X9 bus goes in both directions and stops at Ash Lane. The entrance is then downhill towards Costock about 200 yards on the left. The track to the Convent buildings from the road is a third of a mile, past the Memorial Wood Pet Crematorium.
Some photographs of St Benedict’s House can be seen here