If you enjoy the freedom of planning your time according to your soul’s needs, you will find Holy Hill rich with possibilities. It offers beauty, silence, and solitude for you to reconnect with yourself, nature, and God.

When you are on retreat at Holy Hill, you have the freedom to plan your day around your own needs. You might choose to use our library, which is well stocked with books, recorded talks, and lectures. You might go on a walk or cycle in the surrounding countryside or down to the sea, which is 3 miles away.

Spiritual direction is available, if desired, to all retreatants; if you’d like more than one session, we ask for a small contribution.

You will stay in your own ensuite hermitage which includes cooking facilities. We supply you with food but you prepare it yourself. If you’d like to make a retreat with your spouse, we have one hermitage that accommodates two people.

You are invited to join the community and other retreatants on Sundays to share a meal and conversation; this gives you an opportunity to meet the wide variety of people who visit Holy Hill.

We extend an invitation for all to join us in our communal prayer, but you are free to do as you wish.

We ask for a deposit of €50 to confirm your reservation.



Suggested Donations

Single Hermitage:

One Night  €85                         
One Week  €500

Couple Sharing:

One Night  €95
One Week  €600


Per Month €1650 

Cost Includes:

  • Pick-up and drop off from local bus
  • Bedding and towels
  • Food
  • Laundry facilities for long-term retreatants
  • Wireless internet access in main building
  • use of chapel, extensive library, spacious grounds, flower/veg gardens & wooded river walk


“I came here with one prayer: “Lord, teach me to pray.” Being in the beauty and stillness of this place, being held by the energy of your own relationships with Christ, the wisdom of your library, and the conversations I had with each of you—these were all blessings for which I am abundantly grateful, and all were answers to my prayer.”

“Thank you so much for your warm and flexible welcome to this beautiful oasis of prayer.”

“It was a time of prayerful stillness set in such wondrous beauty that one could only stop to reflect and pray and thank God for creating such an atmosphere where one could take time apart to rest and pray.”

“I had no idea that there was so much going on—both outside and in me—if I just sat still and listened. This week has given me great hope, comfort, and grace.”

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