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

St. David's Bed and Breakfast Weekend Break at Nicholaston House

Relax | Refresh | Restore

22 - 25 February 2019 (stay 2 or 3 nights)

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Bed and Breakfast (in-room continental breakfast tray)

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday

Departure: 10 a.m. Sunday or Monday

Minimum Stay: 2-nights

Come and experience the stunning Gower coast in South Wales (UK), during this bed and breakfast weekend!

All guest bedrooms are situated on the first floor and accessed by stairs or lift. One room has been adapted to meet some of the needs of people with disabilities. Linen, towels and complimentary soaps are provided in all bedrooms, as well as tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Breakfast is provided by way of an in-room continental breakfast tray, consisting of: a porridge oat pot, croissant with jam, a piece of fruit and carton of juice.

In Room Continental Breakfast Tray

B&B Only - 2-Night Rates:

  • £120/room (incl. VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room 
  • £80/room (incl. VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited single rooms available)
  • £120/room (incl. VAT) – shared occupancy of a twin/double room (max. 2 persons)

B&B Only - 3-Night Rates:

  • £180/room (incl. VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room 
  • £120/room (incl. VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited single rooms available)
  • £180/room (incl. VAT) – shared occupancy of a twin/double room (max. 2 persons)
  • Booking Process:
  1. Telephone (01792) 371317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability;
  2. If availability is confirmed, please complete the online booking form below;
  3. Please telephone to pay the deposit or amount due by card or send your payment by cheque or *BACS within 5 days of submitting your form;
  4. All bookings are subject to Terms and Conditions;
  5. Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to arrival;
  6. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional general information.

*Please contact us for BACS payment details. We require a notification that a BACS payment has been made so we may confirm this and generate a payment receipt.

ONLINE BOOKING FORM

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

25 February - 1 March 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

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.

Read more: 2019-02-25 | 25 February - 1 March 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House...

St. David's Bed and Breakfast Weekend Break at Nicholaston House

Relax | Refresh | Restore

1 - 3 March 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Bed and Breakfast (in-room continental breakfast tray)

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Departure: 10 a.m. Sunday

Minimum Stay: 2-nights

Come and experience the stunning Gower coast in South Wales (UK), during this special bed and breakfast weekend!

All guest bedrooms are situated on the first floor and accessed by stairs or lift. One room has been adapted to meet some of the needs of people with disabilities. Linen, towels and complimentary soaps are provided in all bedrooms, as well as tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Breakfast is provided by way of an in-room continental breakfast tray, consisting of: a porridge oat pot, croissant with jam, a piece of fruit and carton of juice.

In Room Continental Breakfast Tray

Please note: during this weekend a special fund-raising event is taking place on Saturday, 2 March 2019 between 6-10 p.m. - tickets are available along with special event b&b rates: 2 March 2019 | St. David's Dinner and Ceilidh at Nicholaston House, Gower, Swansea

B&B Only - 2-Night Rates:

  • £120/room (incl. VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room 
  • £80/room (incl. VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited single rooms available)
  • £120/room (incl. VAT) – shared occupancy of a twin/double room (max 2 persons)

Optional Extra:

  • £15/person (incl. VAT) - St. David's Day Themed Meal on Saturday, 2 March 2019 at 6 p.m. (subject to availability - please ask for details when booking)

Booking Process:

  1. Telephone (01792) 371317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability;
  2. If availability is confirmed, please complete the online booking form below;
  3. Please telephone to pay the deposit or amount due by card or send your payment by cheque or *BACS within 5 days of submitting your form;
  4. All bookings are subject to Terms and Conditions;
  5. Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to arrival;
  6. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional general information.

*Please contact us for BACS payment details. We require a notification that a BACS payment has been made so we may confirm this and generate a payment receipt.

ONLINE BOOKING FORM

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

11 - 15 March 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: 2019-03-11 | 11 - 15 March 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House Christian...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

18 - 22 March 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

See also: 2019-03-18 | 18 - 22 March 2019 | 'Walking into Restoration' Walking Retreat at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat, Gower, Wales

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.

Read more: 2019-03-18 | 18 - 22 March 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House Christian...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

1 - 5 April 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: 2019-04-01 | 1 - 5 April 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House Christian...

Painting Break with Jackie Davies and Irene Thomas

Painting with a Difference!

8 - 12 April 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: 2019-04-08 | 8 - 12 April 2019 | Painting Break at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat Centre,...

St. David's Bed and Breakfast Weekend Break at Nicholaston House

Relax | Refresh | Restore

12 - 14 April 2019

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Bed and Breakfast (in-room continental breakfast tray)

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Departure: 10 a.m. Sunday

Minimum Stay: 2-nights

Come and experience the stunning Gower coast in South Wales (UK), during this bed and breakfast weekend!

All guest bedrooms are situated on the first floor and accessed by stairs or lift. One room has been adapted to meet some of the needs of people with disabilities. Linen, towels and complimentary soaps are provided in all bedrooms, as well as tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Breakfast is provided by way of an in-room continental breakfast tray, consisting of: a porridge oat pot, croissant with jam, a piece of fruit and carton of juice.

In Room Continental Breakfast Tray

B&B Only - 2-Night Rates:

  • £120/room (incl. VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room 
  • £80/room (incl. VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited single rooms available)
  • £120/room (incl. VAT) – shared occupancy of a twin/double room (max. 2 persons)

Booking Process:

  1. Telephone (01792) 371317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability;
  2. If availability is confirmed, please complete the online booking form below;
  3. Please telephone to pay the deposit or amount due by card or send your payment by cheque or *BACS within 5 days of submitting your form;
  4. All bookings are subject to Terms and Conditions;
  5. Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to arrival;
  6. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional general information.

*Please contact us for BACS payment details. We require a notification that a BACS payment has been made so we may confirm this and generate a payment receipt.

ONLINE BOOKING FORM

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

15 - 19 April 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

See also: 2019-04-19 | 15 - 19 April 2019 | 'Easter Retreat’ - at Nicholaston House

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 on personal retreat. Guests are welcome 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. See also: 2019-04-19 | 15 - 19 April 2019 | 'Easter Retreat’ - at Nicholaston House

Read more: 2019-04-15 | 15 - 19 April 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House Christian...

Half-Board Personal Retreat Break

Relax | Refresh | Restore

23 - 26 April 2019 (up to 3 nights)

Event Type: Personal Retreat Break

Theme/Focus: Relaxation / Self-Led

Board: Half-Board (breakfast and evening meal)

Check In: 4 p.m. Tuesday

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 on personal retreat. Guests are welcome 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: 2019-04-23 | 23 - 26 April 2019 | Half-Board Personal Retreat Break at Nicholaston House Christian...

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.

ORDER 'GOD'S HOUSE' ONLINE TODAY!