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Accommodation 2017-06-23T10:52:52+00:00

Accommodation

We currently have enough space for 18 people to stay in the main house with us while there is also the option to stay in local B+B’s, or camping in our grounds. In the future we plan to build more single and twins rooms by renovating our outbuildings, but for now, here are some details of what we can offer.

Rooms

We have three very comfortable single sex dormitories, two of which have ensuite bathrooms and sleep no more than seven people in each. They have a mixture of bunk beds and single beds so if your mobility is limited or you need a single bed for any other particular reason you are welcome to let us know when filling in your booking form.

We have one ground floor bedroom reserved for people with serious physical difficulties but please note, there is currently no shower on the ground floor. Please let us know if you have any specific needs regarding accommodation and we’ll do our best to help.

We appreciate dormitory accommodation isn’t most peoples’ first choice, but we have done our best to make them as comfortable as possible, while working towards creating new accommodation options in the next two years.

Many people end up saying they found sleeping in a dorm better than they anticipated and we even provide ear plugs!

Bedding and towels are provided in all rooms, so no need to bring your own.

Luxurious. Excelled expectations.

Rachel Walton, Meditation, Mindfulness & Making Life Meaningful with Ven Amy Miller

Excellent – even though I’m not keen on bunk beds

Angela Himus, Meditation, Mindfulness & Making Life Meaningful with Ven Amy Miller

Camping

Please keep in mind camping space is extremely limited (walled garden only), it often rains in Northumberland (at any time of year) and there are currently no outdoor toilet or showering facilities, so you will need to come into the main house to use those. You will also need to bring your own tent and camping gear to use while midge repellent is VERY highly recommended in spring and summer months.

Local alternatives

If you don’t feel dormitory accommodation or camping is for you there are a number of B&Bs and other accommodation options nearby. Here are a few we have come to know of…

Hexham: One of our regular retreatants can offer a single room in Hexham for some of our retreats in exchange for a lift back and forth to Land of Joy. Please contact the manager at Land of Joy if you want to discuss this offer.

The Holly Bush Inn: Only 2 minutes walk from Land of Joy. Provides B+B, meals, and a very friendly atmosphere. They even been known to stock alcohol free beer for us Buddhists! (Price range £60 to £100 depending on room.)
W: www.hollybushinn.net  T: 01434 240 391

Wild Northumbrian Tipis & Yurts: Only 15 minutes walk away and each tipi and shepherds hut has its own plot of land so very quiet and ideal for retreats.
W: www.wildnorthumbrian.com T: 01434 240 902 Mobile: 07720 053724 E: info@wildnorthumbrian.co.uk

Eals Lodge: Traditional bed & breakfast by a lovely local couple Bill & Pauline King. Well worth a visit – and she makes wonderful trifle!
W: www.ealslodgebandb.co.uk T: 01434 240 269 E: stay@ealslodgebandb.co.uk

Annie’s Cottage: Beautifully presented self-catering holiday accommodation opposite the Holly Bush Inn, Grennhaugh, NE48 1PW. Sleeps 3/4. For further details contact Caroline or Libby.
T: 01434 240210 E: libby.vere@btinternet.com

Riverdale Hall Hotel: This is a luxury hotel for those who like a swimming pool, sauna, and room for a pony. This one’s in Bellingham, our nearest town with shops, and 4 miles from Land of Joy. Car would be needed, or an hour walking up boggy hills and down again!
W: www.riverdalehallhotel.co.uk  T: 01434 220 254

Other options in Bellingham: We’ll add more here as we become familiar with the area, but there are quite a few places in Bellingham which would be fine for those with cars. See this link for more info:
W: www.visitnorthumberland.com/bellingham