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 

Leisure Breaks and Personal Retreats

Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

23 - 26 August 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Room Only / In Room Breakfast Tray (*Continental)

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday

Departure: 10 a.m. Sunday or Monday

Available for Group Bookings: Enquire

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 - staying 2 or 3 nights!

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.

*Breakfast is provided by way of an in-room continental breakfast tray, consisting of: a porridge oat pot (gluten- and dairy-free option available), croissant with jam, a piece of fruit and carton of juice.

In Room Continental Breakfast Tray

Read more: 2019-08-23 | 23 - 26 August 2019 | Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat...

Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

30 August 2019 - 2 September 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Room Only / In Room Breakfast Tray (*Continental)

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday

Departure: 10 a.m. Sunday or Monday

Available for Group Bookings: Enquire

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 - staying 2 or 3 nights!

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.

*Breakfast is provided by way of an in-room continental breakfast tray, consisting of: a porridge oat pot (gluten- and dairy-free option available), croissant with jam, a piece of fruit and carton of juice.

In Room Continental Breakfast Tray

Read more: 2019-08-30 | 30 August 2019 - 2 September 2019 | Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

2 - 6 September 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (bed, breakfast and evening meal)

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: Yes - please enquire for details!

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: 2019-09-02 | 2 - 6 September 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

11 - 15 September 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (bed, breakfast and evening meal) *full-board upgrade available during this week - please ask for details*

Check In: 4 p.m. Wednesday

Departure: 10 a.m. Sunday

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: 2019-09-11 | 11 - 15 September 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

Personal Retreat Time

Relax | Refresh | Restore

16 - 23 September 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Room Only or 'In Room' Continental Breakfast Tray

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Monday

Stay Length: 2 - 7 Nights

Available for Group Bookings: Yes - please enquire for details!

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.

Stay 2 - 7 nights on a room only or 'in room' continental breakfast basis. Breakfast is provided by way of an in-room continental breakfast tray, consisting of: a porridge oat pot (gluten- and dairy-free option available), croissant with jam, a piece of fruit and carton of juice.

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 devotional times. At other times, guests may access the Chapel for personal devotional times.

Read more: 2019-09-16 | 16 - 23 September 2019 | Personal Retreat Time at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

23 - 27 September 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (bed, breakfast and evening meal)

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: Yes - please enquire for details!

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: 2019-09-23 | 23 - 27 September 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

30 September - 4 October 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (bed, breakfast and evening meal)

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: Yes - please enquire for details!

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: 2019-09-30 | 30 September - 4 October 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

14 - 18 October 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (breakfast and evening meal) *full-board upgrade available during this week - please ask for details*

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: Enquire

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: 2019-10-14 | 14 - 18 October 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

6 - 10 November 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (bed, breakfast and evening meal) *full-board upgrade available during this week - please ask for details*

Check In: 4 p.m. Wednesday

Departure: 10 a.m. Sunday

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: 2019-11-06 | 6 - 10 November 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

11 - 15 November 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (breakfast and evening meal) *full-board upgrade available during this week - please ask for details*

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: Enquire

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: 2019-11-11 | 11 - 15 November 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

20 - 24 January 2020

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

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: 2020-01-20 | 20 - 24 January 2020 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

27 - 31 January 2020

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (breakfast and evening meal) *full-board upgrade available during this week - please ask for details*

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: Enquire

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: 2020-01-27 | 27 - 31 January 2020 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

24 - 28 February 2020

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (breakfast and evening meal) *full-board upgrade available during this week - please ask for details*

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Available for Group Bookings: Enquire

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: 2020-02-24 | 24 - 28 February 2020 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

28 February - 2 March 2020

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Room Only / In Room Breakfast Tray (*Continental)

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday

Departure: 10 a.m. Sunday or Monday

Available for Group Bookings: Enquire

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 - staying 2 or 3 nights!

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.

*Breakfast is provided by way of an in-room continental breakfast tray, consisting of: a porridge oat pot (gluten- and dairy-free option available), croissant with jam, a piece of fruit and carton of juice.

In Room Continental Breakfast Tray

Read more: 2020-02-28 | 28 February - 2 March 2020 | Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House Christian...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

9 - 13 March 2020

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: 2020-03-09 | 9 - 13 March 2020 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House Christian...

Painting Break with Jackie Davies and Irene Thomas

Painting with a Difference!

23 - 27 March 2020

See also: 2020-07-13 | 13 - 17 July 2020 | Painting Break at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat Centre, Gower, Swansea, Wales

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 (basic list - small additions to this list may be added nearer the event start):

  • A good set of acrylic paints, which includes the main primary colours and plant of white - Daler Rowney or Windsor and Newton are recommended;
  • Brushes specifically designed for acrylics: small, medium, a large flat and fan brush - Daler Rowney Graduate brushes are good value;
  • Palette knives;
  • Pencils;
  • PVA glue (not washable type);
  • Oil pastels;
  • Canvases A4 x2 (A3 size or larger if you are feeling brave);
  • Old clothes to wear as acrylic paint cannot be removed.

Read more: 2020-03-23 | 23 - 27 March 2020 | Painting Break at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat Centre,...

Painting Break with Jackie Davies and Irene Thomas

Painting with a Difference!

13 - 17 July 2020  (pending/may be affected by phase 1 development works - please call 01792 371 317 for booking information)

See also: 2020-03-23 | 23 - 27 March 2020 | Painting Break at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat Centre, Gower, Swansea, Wales

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 (basic list - small additions to this list may be added nearer the event start):

  • A good set of acrylic paints, which includes the main primary colours and plant of white - Daler Rowney or Windsor and Newton are recommended;
  • Brushes specifically designed for acrylics: small, medium, a large flat and fan brush - Daler Rowney Graduate brushes are good value;
  • Palette knives;
  • Pencils;
  • PVA glue (not washable type);
  • Oil pastels;
  • Canvases A4 x2 (A3 size or larger if you are feeling brave);
  • Old clothes to wear as acrylic paint cannot be removed.

Read more: 2020-07-13 | 13 - 17 July 2020 | Painting Break at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat Centre,...

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.

ORDER 'GOD'S HOUSE' ONLINE TODAY!