Booking & Price List
HOLYCOMBE: WEEKEND COURSE BOOKING NOTES 2017
Thank you very much for your interest in booking a weekend residential for a course at Holycombe. We have been running Holistic Retreats here since 2001 – mostly yoga, psychotherapy, dance, singing and shamanic. The house is set in glorious grounds and has a unique and calm atmosphere that everyone notices, making it particularly appropriate for the sorts of profound work that takes place here. We look forward to welcoming you and your clients here.
Accommodation Organisation and Charges
The accommodation at Holycombe – the Main House, The Lodge top floor and The Studio. We can accommodate - 15 people in indoor spaces , plus many more in outdoor glamping areas (see below) and village B&B’s The dining area however, seats 18-20 people. The Angel room is 25ft x 20ft. You can fit 12 -16 people in total in the Angel room group room for yoga depending on how close you are prepared to put the mats. There is also a lovely al fresco dining area.
The Main House
The Main House can sleep 9-12 (depending on couples) The accommodation comprising of:
3 double-bedded rooms used as doubles or singles
2 twin rooms, one of them en-suite (The two twin room beds can zip together and make doubles).
1 double or 2 single futons in the Healing room next to a bathroom
There is a bathroom and a shower room both upstairs and downstairs.
All indoor people need to bring top and bottom sheet, pillow case and towels. Duvets and pillows provided for indoor accommodation. We make a £15 charge if you use our linen, which we provide for people coming from abroad.
The Lodge upstairs
2 twin-bedded rooms and 1 double room with that also has a single bed
The Studio (flat above the garage, only to be used if both Main House and Lodge are filled)
Minimum of 2 people.
A double bedroom and a single bedroom, shower room, small kitchen and living area
We have a bed plan we can send you.
Outdoor camping and glamping accommodation spaces
All camping an glamping people need to bring all their bedding (duvets or sleeping bags, pillows sheets and towels)
Yurt Yami : 4 beds (1double and 2 single futon) in the centrally heated yurt in the camping area with full facilities and log burning stove all year round
Yurt boudoir (extra double bed shed attached to yurt) can also be booked with yurt
The gazebo in the garden May to September (unheated) - double futon in garden £90 for one, £160 for couple booked through Holycombe.
The Airstream and the gypsy caravan (see www.cotswoldscamping.com )
The glamping site has it’s own glamping loo and shower.
The Holycombe campsite for non-glamping campers
There are two compost loos, one flush loo, three hot showers and a camp kitchen with fridge, cooker, sink, table chairs and sofa. Individuals are welcome to camp with other people (who may or may not be on the course) but no groups of over 5 adults or children under 12.
Prices for 2019
The residential price per person for 2 night weekend beginning Friday 5 pm and ending Sunday 5 pm.
Shared room is £130 per person for a 2 night weekend in the main house
Single room £170 per person in the main house
Shared room in Lodge £120 shared per person
Single room in Lodge £150 per person
Shared Double room in Studio £130 per person
Single Double bedded room in Studio £170 per person
Use of single bedded room in Studio £130
Healing room 1 person £130
Healing room 2 people sharing £110 per person
Extra 24 hours – (for instance the course starting on Thursday evening)
Lodge or extra night before the course
Main House £40 per person
Extra night before or after course
Main House £40 per person for a shared room
Single room in house £50
Shared room in lodge £35
Single room in lodge £45
Single room price is not charged for someone ending up in single room by default
The prices above include the use of the Angel Group room, the conservatory dining area and the course kitchen
Day price per person per day £25
Angel Room per day (if arriving Friday morning from) 9.00 am-5pm is £200
Angel room 1.00pm-5pm £100.
Facilitators can arrive early at no extra cost
Details of glamping pricing
The furnished 16 ft (5m) and centrally heated Yurt Yami in the camping area sleeping 4 with wood burning stove - The Airstream and the Gypsy are also availble. If you would like to know prices of the glamping for a retreat then please email us and we will send you a spreadsheet.
For someone bringing their own tent or campervan the weekend price £75 per person
If you have 12 residential participants paying full price in our indoor or outdoor glamping accommodation then the 13th goes free and if you have 18th then 2 people go free (i.e. the 19th)
Therapy rooms in the Main House
There is also The Study (another therapy room) which can be hired out at £8 an hour (along with the Healing room if not being used as a bedroom) for therapies, or can have a futon for an added bed space. You can use our therapists if they are available (you can find a list of these on this website) or bring your own.
There are also 2 villages B & B’s are roughly the same rate as our bed price depending on whether you take breakfast and bring your own sheets: 1) (www.whichfordbandb.co.uk Mary Manville Hales “Wayside House” (on the far side of the village green) 01608 684679 (1 room – can be double or twin)
2) Mo McCarthy “Cherry Trees” (closer to Holycombe, opposite the Whichford pottery) 01608 684997.)(2 rooms – both double bedded)
£15 per person per night makes the weekend price £140 for a single room
Please read, sign and return the attached booking form with your first non-returnable of £200 deposit for the Main house and facilities, £100 for The Lodge. The deposit covers one weekend residential course. If you are booking a lot of weekends, we can negotiate a different deposit structure.
In addition to the first deposit we require you to pay a second deposit of the same amount one month prior to your event. It is really important that you telephone Holycombe to discuss your bookings situation if you think you might be unable to reach your minimum number of clients this telephone call must take place I month prior to the event.
The final balance should be paid at the weekend or within 7 days of the end of the course.
Week Long Courses
We can only do week long courses during school holidays and half term as we have weekday classes. During term time we can start on a Wednesday on the 3rd and 5th week of the month, and a Thursday at any time. Clients need to vacate 9.00am on Monday morning.
What we do not provide
We are only hiring out the space and do not provide any services. We may not even be there, but we have a good back team for any emergencies. We provide you with all the necessary information and everything will be warm and ready for you.
We do not provide bed linen or towels. We provide duvets and pillows in the houses. When we receive your deposit we will send you a bedroom plan so you can work out where people are going and what sized sheets they need to bring. They need to bring a bottom sheet, duvet cover to go over ours, pillowcases and towels. (When two single beds are zipped for a double bed the sheets need to be 180cm) We charge £15 laundry fee for emergency bed linen, or for people travelling from abroad. If clients forget sheets etc facilitators are responsible for collecting payment and paying us.
We do not provide catering
We put you in touch with our wonderful, flexible and innovative caterers – see attached list for more information, or you can bring your own cook or bring and share.
What we do provide is a wonderful warm and comfortable space to work and rest in, stunning grounds and a beautiful atmosphere steeped in history. From late spring to Autumn there is a wooden outdoor dining table and chairs to seat 20.
What you need to provide
Even if you are using the caterer, usually the facilitators provide a simple breakfast of muesli and/or porridge, toast, butter, spreads, marmalades and jams and sometimes eggs for boiling. Usually the clients are very willing to get the food to the table and wash up. You also need to bring teas, coffees, milks, cakes and biccies!
There is a large tea urn in the dining area and you can bring the white mugs from the course kitchen in on a tray. There are two large glass water jugs and also large blue plastic jugs for filling the urn. Please ensure the urn is topped up, and switched off at night. It is fine to bring the toaster into the dining area as well. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, an oven, electric hob and dishwasher. Instructions for the cooker are in one of the drawers. There is more fridge space in our (terribly messy) laundry room which is up the step on the landing and first door on the right. The kitchen is fully equipped with plates, bowls, cutlery, pans and implements. You might want to bring paper napkins.
(When our AGA is on in our private kitchen we’re happy to keep things warm & heat things up when necessary as long as only a couple of people are coming in and out.)
Protocol and Privacy
As it is our home, when we are around we may occasionally have our children or grandchildren to stay, but our private area has a separate entrance and patio so both your and our privacy is ensured. To that end, please ask clients to use the double doors at the top of the house opposite the Angel (group) room, and not the doors underneath the welly porch! Similarly, the Angel room and the Conservatory (Dining) Area have their own terraces where your clients can relax, and use the entire garden, but please ask them not to use or walk across the patios in front of our sitting rooms (obvious when you see them). The conservatory doors to use are the ones at the far end of the room, not the ones opening onto the patio in from of our living space.
No smoking indoors. No outdoor shoes upstairs. Be quiet after midnight . No drinks except water in the Angel room or bedrooms. No bedroom blankets outside - rugs for outdoors in the Angel room cupboards. Shower rather than bath. Ask us before using the hot tub. Please report any breakages. Let us know if there is anything you need or if something is not working. Before your course we will send our Arrival notes.
You may use photos from the website for your publicity material. Directions for Holycombe are on the website & can be downloaded for your clients. Please provide us with a contact address and email list of all your participants at the weekend when you arrive, as required by our insurance company.