We currently have enough space for 16 people to stay in the main house and five in our coachhouse. There is also the option to stay in local B+B’s, or camping in our grounds during certain times of the year.


The majority of our accommodation is in three very comfortable shared single sex bedrooms, two of which have ensuite bathrooms and sleep no more than six people in each. We also have one ground floor bedroom reserved for people with limited mobility or other physical needs.

We appreciate shared accommodation isn’t most peoples’ first choice. However, we have done our best to make them as comfortable as possible and many people say they found sleeping in a shared room better than they anticipated. We even provide ear plugs!

There are also two twin rooms and one single room available in our coachhouse building allocated on a first come, first served basis or depending on our guests’ needs.

Shared Room 1

Shared room 2

Shared room 3

This video takes you on a tour of the inside of Land of Joy, including two of the shared bedrooms

This video takes you on a tour of our coachhouse which is mostly used for group retreat accommodation.

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


It is only possible to camp in our walled garden where there is space for a maximum of four small tents. Please be aware, most people who decide to camp often move indoors due to rain, midges, early sun rises and early rising song birds. This is only possible if there is room in the house which there sometimes isn’t and we cannot keep a bed free during busy retreats just in case you wish to move indoors. We strongly discourage camping between November and April. Therefore, please think carefully before choosing camping as an option.

Local Alternatives

If you don’t feel shared 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…

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.) 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. T: 01434 240 902 Mobile: 07720 053724 E:

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:

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! 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: