Booking & Price List
HOLYCOMBE: WEEKEND COURSE BOOKING NOTES
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
Since 2021 the accommodation at Holycombe is now the Main House, and The Studio. The Lodge, which was previously available, is now a long term let. We can accommodate 12- 14 (depending on couples) people in indoor spaces , plus more in glamping areas (see below). The dining area however, seats 12 - 18. The Angel (group) 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 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. Please note these can only be used once the other accommodation is full ie the main house, and studio. There is a large choice of glamping areas normally let by our sister company www.cotswoldscamping.com. The prices we offer the Glamping for if attaneding a course at Holycombe, is heavily discounted and in the booking notes mentioned below.
All camping and glamping people need to bring all their bedding (duvets or sleeping bags, pillows sheets and towels)
The gazebo in the garden May to September (unheated) - double futon in garden £90 for one, £160 for couple (included day price for Holycombe)
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, two hot showers and an outdoor area with fridge, cooker and sink,
Prices for 2021 for indoor accommodation and glamping prices - please ask for our Booking Notes which we will email you. Glamping prices are heavily discounted for people on Holycombe courses.
Angel Room Hire for classes midweek rather than on retreats
I have a sliding scale for the Angel room (does not include kitchen and dining area) per hour of
£20 for 13 or over
£18 for 10-12 or more people
£15 for 8/9
£12 for 6/7
£10 for 5 and under
Price per 8 hour day for Angel room which includes kitchen and dining - £200 Weekdays only
1/2 day £100
For someone bringing their own tent or campervan the weekend price (includes day price for Holycombe attendance) £80 per person
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
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 Studio. The deposit covers one weekend residential course.
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 1 month prior to the event.
The final balance should be paid at the weekend or within 7 days of the end of the course.
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 snacks.
Contact details of your participants
We need to have a copy of the full names, emails and telephone numbers of all participants before your retreat begins.
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, though small is equipped with 2 small fridges, 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. We do not have a food processor or juicer, but we do have a hand held blender.
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. 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.