About Us

Entrance (Medium)The Retreat House in Pleshey has a very special atmosphere. There has been a place of prayer on this site for over 100 years and in the village of Pleshey for over 600 years. The air is charged with the words of Psalm 46,

‘Be still and know that I am God.’

In the main house we have 22 bedrooms on the 1st and 2nd floors consisting of twenty single rooms and one twin room. We also have one easy access room on the ground floor. The house has a comfortable sitting room, a well stocked library, a private chapel set in our lovely gardens and a separate meeting room for up to 30 people. We also have a beautiful, recently refurbished, Gatehouse adjoining the house with a further 5 ensuite bedrooms (one double and four single rooms).

In total we can accommodate 27 people overnight in single rooms or 30, if sharing of rooms is possible. The Gatehouse is also available for those wishing to come on a self-catering break or sabbatical. The St Francis Room on the ground floor can accommodate a carer or partner if required.

There are several rooms at Pleshey that can be used for meetings. In the Gatehouse, the Harvey Room can accommodate a small group of up to eight people. Our library is suitable for 8-10 people and the lounge 10-15. For larger gatherings the Evelyn Underhill Room can easily seat 30 and audio visual equipment is available including a multi-media projector. Induction loop systems are installed in the Chapel, lounge and the Evelyn Underhill Room.

We offer a regular programme of retreats, and welcome groups and individuals for private retreats. Please explore our site to find out more, or do not hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information or to make a booking. We look forward to seeing you!