Leisure Breaks and Personal Retreats

Leisure Breaks and Personal Retreats at Nicholaston House

 Nicholaston House is the perfect place for a short leisure break or personal retreat. Optional Chapel times are available with the House team during the week.

Please note: these leisure rates are inclusive of VAT.

BOOKING FORM 

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

20 - 24 May 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (breakfast and evening meal)

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: No

Come and experience the peace at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat, situated on the Gower coast in South Wales (UK), during one of our personal retreat breaks.

Relax in the conservatory overlooking Oxwich Bay, or explore the local Gower area: the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy walks around the quiet garden, following the guided prayer walk, or simply sit and enjoy the view and tranquil environment. Seats are strategically placed to capture the view of the garden, countryside and coast. A small ‘Hermitage’ may be used for personal prayer and quiet times.

These personal retreat times are set aside for people to come and enjoy time-out where, although there is no structured programme, there are opportunities to join with staff and other guests for daily devotional times in the morning and afternoon. At other times, guests may access the Chapel for personal devotional times.

Read more: 2019-05-20 | 20 - 24 May 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House Christian...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

10 - 14 June 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (breakfast and evening meal)

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: No

Come and experience the peace at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat, situated on the Gower coast in South Wales (UK), during one of our personal retreat breaks.

Relax in the conservatory overlooking Oxwich Bay, or explore the local Gower area: the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy walks around the quiet garden, following the guided prayer walk, or simply sit and enjoy the view and tranquil environment. Seats are strategically placed to capture the view of the garden, countryside and coast. A small ‘Hermitage’ may be used for personal prayer and quiet times.

These personal retreat times are set aside for people to come and enjoy time-out where, although there is no structured programme, there are opportunities to join with staff and other guests for daily devotional times in the morning and afternoon. At other times, guests may access the Chapel for personal devotional times.

Read more: 2019-06-10 | 10 - 14 June 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House Christian...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

8 - 12 July 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (breakfast and evening meal)

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: No

Come and experience the peace at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat, situated on the Gower coast in South Wales (UK), during one of our personal retreat breaks.

Relax in the conservatory overlooking Oxwich Bay, or explore the local Gower area: the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy walks around the quiet garden, following the guided prayer walk, or simply sit and enjoy the view and tranquil environment. Seats are strategically placed to capture the view of the garden, countryside and coast. A small ‘Hermitage’ may be used for personal prayer and quiet times.

These personal retreat times are set aside for people to come and enjoy time-out where, although there is no structured programme, there are opportunities to join with staff and other guests for daily devotional times in the morning and afternoon. At other times, guests may access the Chapel for personal devotional times.

Read more: 2019-07-08 | 8 - 12 July 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House Christian...

Painting Break with Jackie Davies and Irene Thomas

Painting with a Difference!

15 - 19 July 2019

Event Type: Recreational Leisure Break

Theme/Focus: Painting

Board: Full-Board (breakfast, light/packed lunch, afternoon tea and evening meal)

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Back by popular demand!

This painting break is led by local artists and experienced course leaders: Jackie Davies and Irene Thomas.

Come to improve your painting skills, learn new techniques and enjoy the friendship of like-minded people in a stunning location. The course may include the use of mixed-media, collage, mark making with brushes, palette knives and also painting without brushes.

Painting demonstrations will be given and each person given individual attention and encouragement, whether you are a seasoned artist or trying a new skill.

Rates (4-nights, full-board):

  • £399 (incl. VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £299 (incl. VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £299 (incl. VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single room
  • £129 (incl. VAT) - non-residential, includes lunch Tuesday - Thursday
  • £189 (incl. VAT) - non-residential, includes lunch and evening meal Monday - Thursday

Equipment to bring:

  • A good quality set of acrylic paints, which includes the main primary colours plus the earth colours yellow-ochre and burnt-sienna also plenty of white - Daler Rowney or Winsor and Newton are recommended;
  • Brushes specifically designed for acrylics - small medium and a large flat brush - Daler Rowney graduate brushes are good value;
  • Palette knives;
  • Pencils, coloured pencils if you have them;
  • Oil pastels;
  • PVA glue, not the washable type;
  • Masking fluid;
  • Acrylic modelling paste;
  • Heavyweight Watercolour paper - 300 gsm about A3 size;
  • Some canvases or canvas boards about A3 size; and
  • Some old cloths and old clothes to wear as acrylic paint cannot be removed.

Read more: 2019-07-15 | 15 - 19 July 2019 | Painting Break at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat Centre,...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

12 - 16 August 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (breakfast and evening meal)

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: Yes (please ask us about our group booking discount)

Come and experience the peace at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat, situated on the Gower coast in South Wales (UK), during one of our personal retreat breaks.

Relax in the conservatory overlooking Oxwich Bay, or explore the local Gower area: the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy walks around the quiet garden, following the guided prayer walk, or simply sit and enjoy the view and tranquil environment. Seats are strategically placed to capture the view of the garden, countryside and coast. A small ‘Hermitage’ may be used for personal prayer and quiet times.

These personal retreat times are set aside for people to come and enjoy time-out where, although there is no structured programme, there are opportunities to join with staff and other guests for daily devotional times in the morning and afternoon. At other times, guests may access the Chapel for personal devotional times.

Read more: 2019-08-12 | 12 - 16 August 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

26 - 30 August 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (breakfast and evening meal)

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: Yes (please ask us about our group booking discount)

Come and experience the peace at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat, situated on the Gower coast in South Wales (UK), during one of our personal retreat breaks.

Relax in the conservatory overlooking Oxwich Bay, or explore the local Gower area: the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy walks around the quiet garden, following the guided prayer walk, or simply sit and enjoy the view and tranquil environment. Seats are strategically placed to capture the view of the garden, countryside and coast. A small ‘Hermitage’ may be used for personal prayer and quiet times.

These personal retreat times are set aside for people to come and enjoy time-out where, although there is no structured programme, there are opportunities to join with staff and other guests for daily devotional times in the morning and afternoon. At other times, guests may access the Chapel for personal devotional times.

Read more: 2019-08-26 | 26 - 30 August 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

GOD'S House: The Story of Nicholaston House, by Derrick Hancock.The incredible story of a retreat house in one of Wales’ most spectacular beauty spots has been published.

‘God’s House’ is a detailed account of how Nicholaston House came into existence by the man who had the vision and was given instruction direct from God.

In 1990 God unmistakably led Sue and Derrick Hancock to Swansea to see a vision fulfilled which God had given them some years previously. The booklet (A5, 53 pages, colour) gives a brief factual account of what God did and is doing. It has been written for two reasons - to give glory to God and to show what very ordinary people can do when they step out in faith with God. 'All that we have accomplished, You have done for us' - Isaiah 26 v 12.

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