For all bookings we need to know your full name, address and telephone number, your email address, your age and gender (so that we can allocate rooms appropriately) and any medical condition that may affect your stay.
All bookings are provisional until confirmed by Gaia House.
How to Book:
Group Retreats: You can book online from the Group Retreat Programme.
To book on-line, and for detailed information, click on the retreat title. At the bottom of the page, choose the options you require from the drop down menu, wait a moment for the price to update, and click “Add to Basket”.
If you are booking for yourself and someone else it is important that you make a separate booking for each person – we can then register each person’s details – age, gender, dietary and room preferences etc. – separately.
There are 3 rates available if you are booking on-line:
- Standard Rate – This covers the basic cost of your stay – Please pay this rate if possible.
- Supported Rate – Available to anyone who feels that they cannot afford the Standard Rate.
- Sponsor Rate – A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate. (Please note that the Sponsor Rate includes a non-refundable donation)
If you need further financial help to come on retreat, please book by phone.
You can also book up to 2 Extra Retreat Nights on-line. If you have previous silent retreat experience you can opt to arrive a day early, as well as stay an extra night. To stay for more than 2 Extra Retreat Nights, please apply as a Personal Retreatant. If you are staying Extra Retreat Nights, please continue to observe the silence and retreat conditions.
After we have received your booking and payment we will send you a confirmation email.
Please do not make any travel arrangements until you have received confirmation.
- By Telephone:
Please phone us on 01626 333613 and have your credit/debit card details available.
We accept full payment and deposits for all retreats from Solo/Maestro/Visa Debit cards. With MasterCard/Visa Credit Cards we accept full payment for retreats and deposits for Personal Retreats (but not deposits for Group Retreats).
- By Post:
Please include a cheque for the full cost of your retreat, your full name and address, your age and gender and any medical condition that may affect your stay – so that we can allocate rooms appropriately. (Also your telephone number and email address, if you use them.)
Please send postal bookings and enquiries to:
Reception, Gaia House, West Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6EW, England.
Please Note: All bookings are provisional until confirmed by Gaia House.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Gaia House Trust’ in British Pounds Sterling only (£/GBP). Please write the retreat code on the top edge of the cheque. (The retreat code (numbers) can be found next to the retreat name in the Group Retreat Programme).
- Overseas Payments:
If you are booking from abroad, please use a credit card with the amount in British Pounds Sterling (£/GBP).
If you live outside the UK and do not have a credit card, a Direct Bank Transfer may be possible, however, banking fees can be extremely high, even more than your original payment. Before you book, please contact our Finance Team on ku.oc.esuohaiagnull@ecnanif.
Unfortunately we cannot accept foreign bank notes.
- We are unable to take fax bookings.
- Travel Arrangements – When booking any type of Retreat, Group, Personal or Work, please do not make any travel arrangements until after you receive confirmation of your booking. All bookings are provisional until confirmed by Gaia House admin.
- Weather Conditions – If you have to cancel your retreat due to adverse weather conditions our standard Cancellation Policy still applies. Any particular cases may be submitted to the Admin Manager and each case will be considered individually.
Access for People with Disabilities:
We welcome people with disabilities. Gaia House is a rambling old house, but the ground floor is accessible for people in wheelchairs and those with restricted mobility. If you have any mobility or special needs please discuss these with Reception before you book. Our reception team are happy to give you information about the house and discuss how we can help you whilst on retreat.
In some cases a carer may stay free of charge to support a retreatant who needs personal care.
Please contact: ku.oc.esuohaiagnull@ofni or 01626 333613.
Camping at Gaia House:
During the summer months Gaia House offers a few camping places for those attending our Group Retreats only. These places are offered at a reduced rate (lower than the Supported Rate). Retreatants need to supply all their own camping equipment. We regret that if there is poor weather, we are unable to accommodate campers in the house.
For information and rates please contact reception on ku.oc.esuohaiagnull@ofni or 01626 333613.
Retreat FAQ: More information about staying at Gaia House
- Please click this link to read the Booking Conditions before booking a Retreat:
Gaia House Booking Conditions and Cancellation Policy
Full payment is required at least one month before your Retreat commences. Thank you.