Contact us at Wykes Manor

Please contact us with enquiries. 

Our email address is

You can phone us on 07942 861956

or 01775 822226.

Our address is:
Wykes Manor
Wykes Lane
PE11 4SD
England / UK

Retreats at Wykes Manor

'Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.'
-Desiderata, Max Ehrmann

Peacefully situated amidst the rural landscape, we offer retreats of one day or longer, whether you are alone or come with a group. Call 07942 861956 to discuss your requirements. 

All Retreatants will be given a loaf of bread and a jug of water to symbolize the earthly and spiritual elements of their journey.

We ask you to bring a journal or sketch book in which to record your thoughts, inspirations, aspirations, frustrations and collected items.

Life is a variety of colours.....
But the truth is often black and white.....

When life the storms of life hurt you......
Concentrate on the small yet perfect things...
Until the winds of trouble have blown by.....

Available Facilities
There is a drawing room, dining room, library, art studios, space for marquees, bedrooms and a farmhouse kitchen.The grounds can hold up to 100 people. We can provide on-site over-night accommodation for up to 20 people. Additional local accommodation can also be arranged. Campers and caravans are also welcome.

Our chapel is also available, regardless of
religious affiliation.

Spiritual directors are available by prior arrangement - 
Derek Williams from Life and Spirit Ministries (
Artist Kate Austin from Christ Art (

Structured Retreats
Whilst you may just wish for the peace and space to finish a project or think things over, we also have a number of structured retreat programmes. 

Poustinia - the hermitage experience
Poustinia comes from the Rusian word meaning "set apart". The movement was brought to this country by Catherine de Hueck Doherty (see her book "The Gospel Without Compromise"). The main centre in England is Madonna House in Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire ( and the Mother house is in Ontario, Canada.

Here at Wykes we have 3 poustinia. Please enquire as to availability‚Äč:

1. Day Poustinia:

Day poustinia experience:£10.00 minimum donation. The poustinia is a wooden hut, a Hermitage, very simply furnished. It's a place to go and empty oneself. To go to be within the silence of God.

These poustinia have only just been donated. A team of willing workers put them up. They have yet to be connected with electricity, insulated and carpeted. The facilities are up at the house.
2. The Hayloft:

3. The Retreat Room
This large and historical room is situated in the part of the house that used to be the dairy. It contains a sink, sofa, twin beds, easy chair, clothes rail and a huge desk suitable for writers and artists.

Women's Retreats
There is the time, space and a listening ear to coach you through your days. To enthuse you and bring you the confidence to get back up to your full potential. This can have a creative / fine art direction. Or it could be the chance to read through our extensive library, to write, or to walk out around the area. The collie dogs are always wiilling to accompany you!