The Cottage Guest House

The Garden Cottage has four self-catering units for people wishing to spend a few days on individual private retreat. 

Each room has a double bed, sitting area, kitchen facilities and en-suite shower room.

The centre of Durham is just a short 5 minute walk away.

Guests can enjoy the peace and quiet, as well as join the Priory community for services in the Chapel, or any other activities open to the public, as well as make use of the library and enjoy the gardens.

Please contact us to book your stay.

Additional Information

There is a rhythm of daily prayer in the Chapel, including Morning Prayer at 8.30am, Midday Prayer, or the Eucharist (usually Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 12noon, Evening Prayer at 4.30pm and Compline at 8.30pm.

The Chapel is also available for private prayer and quiet reflection at other times.

Guests on retreat may wish to enjoy their peace and quiet alone. But we may also be able to offer additional support, for those who want it, including:

  • Reflexology and a range of holistic treatments including aromatherapy massage, Indian Head and Hot Stones massage with a fully qualified professional massage therapist. Treatments can be tailored to meet individual needs. Available by arrangement.
  • An opportunity for an informal chat with a trained and experienced spiritual director or a member of the clergy able to offer a listening ear. Any such listening would be strictly confidential, subject to issues of safeguarding.