Pantasaph Franciscan Friary

Pantasaph Retreat Centre

Useful Information

Facilities : Retreats are on a full board basis and accommodation is in single bedrooms with washbasin. We have a small number of twin rooms. We also have one en-suite room for anybody who really needs it. Spacious modern showers are located on each floor.

Access to upper floors is by stairs. A stairlift is available for those who need it.

Arrival Time : You are welcome to arrive from 16:00 onwards. The programme for most retreats begins at 18:30 with a light supper.

Bibles: Each room has a copy of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

Cancellation Policy : A retreat is considered booked once you have paid your deposit. The deposit is non-returnable.

Clothing : We recommend that you bring with you a pair of shoes with a good grip if you intend walking Calvary or Rosary Way. The retreat centre is centrally heated and warm but the building is old. Some therefore may find it beneficial to bring some warm indoor clothing – jumper, cardigan, indoor fleece.

Dressing Gown : You will need a dressing gown or other respectable nightwear, as most bedrooms do not have en-suite facilities.

Towels are provided in your room.

Food : We can cater for most special diets, eg vegetarian, coeliac, lactose intolerant, low fat. Our food style is simple British fare - a mixture of European dishes with the occasional very mild curry. Each mealtime offers one meal choice. It is therefore important that you let us know before your arrival of any foods (eg curry, pasta etc) that you cannot eat so that our staff can provide an alternative for you.
Breakfast consists of cereal, toast, jam/marmalade and tea or coffee.

Shopping : At the Centre we have a shop that sells a number of religious items and cards. We are also proud of our café where teas, coffees and light meals are available. There are no other shops within easy walking distance although the town of Holywell is a short 2-mile drive away. We hold a few simple toiletry items for purchase in the reception office.

Tea/Coffee Making Facilities are available on each floor.