Alban Roe House at Ampleforth is a large Victorian building with long wood panelled corridors, mullioned windows and stone staircases.
It offers spacious yet simple monastic style single and twin room accommodation, with views of the Abbey buildings and woods beyond.
The dormitories are semi partitioned, full of light and spacious with no more than 4 sharing a 10 bedded room. There are views of the tree filled valley and hills from all the windows.
There are plentiful shared shower facilities. There are some en suite rooms available.
Barmoor House at Hutton Le Hole is a large Edwardian house set in the middle of the Moors.
It was built by a Quaker family as their retreat, and has a homely feel, with cosy spaces and open fires.
It offers spacious shared accomodation, with twin rooms and small dormitory spaces. All simply furnished in true Quaker style. There are views of the Moors and rising landscape from all the windows.
There are shared bathroom facilities.
We use Ampleforth Abbey a Benedictine community in a valley, adjacent to the North York moors national park, surrounded by the Howardian hills. A working Abbey & community of more than 70 monks provides the backdrop for our events.
It provides a reflective environment, in over 2,000 acres of land offering woodland & lakeside walks in calm and tranquil surroundings.
Our Retreats are held in Alban Roe House, the former Junior school for the main school of Ampleforth. It is at the West end of the campus with magnificent views over the Abbey buildings & valley.
Our Yoga room is a spacious, light filled, wood panelled room, with views of the trees beyond.
There is a communal sitting room, and a designated quiet room for calm reflection during your stay, there is also a small chapel within the building for our use.
There is an indoor swimming pool within the sports centre on campus.
For over 100 years Barmoor has provided an inspiring and relaxing place for people to share a sense of community, and contact with the wild nature of the moors.
It is a simple country house offering a relaxing, peaceful retreat environment. It was built in 1908 by the Harvey family, Quakers form Leeds. Situated on the edge of the village of Hutton le hole in the middle of the North York Moors, the house feels very much part of the landscape.
The Yoga room (Harvey room) was originally the garage, it is now a light, spacious room with a wooden floor and a log burning stove. It has views of the house and the moors beyond.
There are a number of communal spaces including spacious reception hall and sitting area with an open fire. In addition there is a small quiet sitting room with an open fire for peaceful reflection during your visit.
There is a large garden at Barmoor, with direct access to the moors.
There are outside seating areas and verandas with views of the surrounding countryside.
We’ve picked a few places you might like to visit on the way to us or on your way home – watering holes, beautiful spots or just somewhere good for a cuppa….they are some of our favourites.
Helmsley Walled Garden - Beautiful spot to stop at awith a fantastic café for lunch or just a coffee. Not open all year
Cinnamon Twist Bakery, Church Street Helmsley - One of the best places for fantastic cakes, sandwiches & bread. Buy a take away coffee from somewhere & treat yourself to one of their Danish pastries…..
Scotts Fish & Chips, Helmsley - Fancy filling up with good quality fish & chips try here – friendly restaurant or take away.
Gepetto’s Italian Restaurant, Helmsley – family run cosy Italian – excellent freshly made food – gets very busy
Rievaulx Abbey walk – Lovely walk from Helmsley to Rievaulx abbey through woods and with great views. (look under visiting/walking on the website)
Coxwold village - A lovely stopping off point on the way across from Thirsk, a beautiful church St Michael’s and good pub
Whitby Humble’s Pies - Wonderful atmosphere pie and mash shop with coal fire and 1940’s style Walk from
Whitby to Sandsend and have hot chocolate at the beach café
The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge - The highest point on the moors, an ancient old inn serving lunches all day. Fantastic walks/views from all directions. www.lionblakey.co.uk
Bransdale - A wonderful wild dale with a beautiful church at the top, walking and wowing!!!