Costs, payments and cancellation

What does it cost?

Programme event costs are shown on the detail page for each event.

Group booking costs are shown on the group bookings page.

You can click here to find out how to make a booking and pay a deposit. If you have already booked you can click here to pay the balance

Ministry rates are 20% off the standard open rates. (Your invoice will show the itemised open rates and then a single ministry discount off the total).

Private retreats

(more about Private Retreats)

2019 2020
per night open ministry openministry
Linhay Lodge single person n/a £64 n/a£68
Linhay Lodge shared n/a £92 n/a£100
Pig Pen/Hen Run single person £65 £52 £70£65
Pig Pen/Hen Run shared £90 £72 £95£76
Stocked larder/person £27.65 £22.12 £28.30£22.64
1:1 session (1 hour) n/a £52 n/a£54.40
massage (1 hour) £60 £48 £60£48

10% discount on accommodation and food for all visits 5 nights or longer.

Linhay Lodges - 3 nights minimum
Pig Pens (and Hen Runs) - 2 nights minimum
Stocked larder - 3 nights minimum

Budget weekends prices held for 2019

rate for weekend open ministry
Linhay Lodge 3 nights (Fri-Mon) single n/a £120
Linhay Lodge 3 nights (Fri-Mon) sharing n/a £170
Pig Pen 2 nights (Fri-Sun) single £99 £79.20
Pig Pen 2 nights (Fri-Sun) sharing £120 £96

Library days 2019

open ministry
library only £16 £12.80
library and lunch  £25 £20

Specialist booking supplement

Some bookings draw on additional Sheldon resources in order to meet the needs of guests. These may include

  • Several telephone conversations are needed to set up the booking
  • The booking is at short notice so we need to shop or arrange staffing for a quick changeover
  • The guest is in a bad way and we need to provide an additional level of background support
  • Circumstances are changing so the length of the booking needs to be flexible

For these bookings we invite a flat rate £100 in addition to the other component parts of the booking. 

Cancellation (individuals)

We ask all guests to make their contributions for bookings in full 2 months before arrival.

These are not refundable once made. 

We strongly recommend that you take out suitable insurance so that if you have to cancel neither you nor Sheldon are financially embarrassed. Insurance is for the things you don't expect like illness or bereavement.

If you cannot obtain suitable insurance for health reasons, please discuss this with us.

You may already have cover under a policy such as a multi-trip travel insurance or included with your home insurance or banking.

One place you can buy cancellation insurance from is Rothwell & Towler (Under Policy Type choose Guest First UK Holiday Cancellation Cover)

Cancellation (groups)

We advise groups to think about who the event could not run without and take out cancellation insurance in those names.

We ask for a 50% contribution if you cancel your booking between 2 and 6 months ahead of the booking date and a 90% contribution if you cancel less than 2 months before.