Leisure Breaks and Personal Retreats

Welcome to Nicholaston House, Christian Retreat and Conference Centre

Nicholaston House, standing in its own grounds overlooking Oxwich Bay, is set in Britain’s first designed Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Step outside and wander onto open moorland with its purple heather and golden gorse, and view the Gower ponies grazing on the gently sloping hillside. A leisurely walk to the cliff-top takes you to a beautiful view of Three Cliffs Bay - come and see for yourself. 

The Celtic Chapel at Nicholaston House endorses the vision of the House. Completed in March 2010, it is built in medieval style by a well-known local sculptor and is available for private and corporate prayer and worship. The vision is to create an atmosphere of love and prayer where people can find acceptance, peace, hope and healing through a Christian residential house.

The focus of the House is to facilitate different groups for conference and away days. The primary focus, however, is as a centre for healing and restoration channelled through the various courses and retreats. In the words of a recent guest – it is a place of blessing, safety and sanctuary.

Our Accommodation at Nicholaston House comprises twin, double and family bedrooms, all with en-suite provision, as well as tea- and coffee-making facilities. The bedrooms are situated on the first floor and accessed by stairs or lift. One room is adapted to meet some of the needs of people with disabilities. Linen, towels and complimentary soaps are provided in all bedrooms. Guaranteed single occupancy supplement charges apply to non-single rooms.

The Bryn Room is a self-catering studio apartment for one or two people, attached to Nicholaston House with patio doors opening onto the open moorland of Cefn Bryn. It is available to book for personal retreats and time out, with counselling or prayer ministry available if requested in advance.

Facilities at Nicholaston House include a conservatory overlooking the magnificent sweep of Oxwich Bay, conference room with audio-visual equipment, games including table tennis, art and craft studio, prayer room, bookstall, lounge with TV. Our Garden If you need respite from the hustle and bustle of life, then the peace of the garden may be the answer. Water cascades down to the lily pond with the flowers adding colour and beauty. Seats are strategically placed to capture the view of the garden, countryside and coast. The small ‘Hermitage’ may be used for personal prayer and quiet times.

Nicholaston House is a member of The Quiet Garden Movement and is also one of the few places in Wales with a wild bird garden, having equipment for viewing from the conservatory. It includes a prayer walk and is open each day from April to October, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please ring the House on 01792 371317 to advise of your intended visit. Bed and breakfast at the House can be arranged subject to availability.

The view from the House is truly inspirational for igniting creativity, and the activities on offer provide the opportunity to develop skills and share interests.