For groups and organisations that are looking for an idyllic location for retreats, gatherings, workshops or meetings;  our unique and beautiful space is available for hire. The old school building has a wonderful atmosphere with large windows creating a light and open space with captivating views in all directions.  There are fells to either side of the school, rising up against the flow of streams that trickle their way down to the Duddon river, whose crystal-clear water cascades along the valley floor.  Amid the open fells are verdant woodlands that shimmer with life and within our own grounds there are a multitude of places to sit, relax and enjoy the tranquillity of these beautiful surroundings. Our landscaped and lovingly crafted space with its raised garden beds, edible forest garden, pond and fire circle are perfect for groups and organisations to come and enjoy new and exciting experiences or simply re-connect with nature and themselves.

We are also able to offer advice and a range of options or tailor a complete timetable of activities to suit your needs, ensuring that your stay with us is a perfect one.  Please feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities.

We feel the space is ideal for groups and facilitators running courses for spiritual and personal development, such as yoga, meditation, dance, drumming, psychotherapy, drama, singing, writing, art, and other creative activity; however, we are open to all enquiries and confident that our space could be utilised for a multitude of purposes. 



We may be able to provide meals – using as much produce from our garden as possible – or alternatively, we can help to source local caterers.  You are also welcome to bring your own caterer, or food, or ‘bring and share’ or a mixture.

Maximum stay: 

This will depend on other bookings, but we are open to discussing all possibilities.


The maximum number of people that we can accommodate will depend on other bookings and the type of course being offered.

The Old School can be hired as a retreat centre for as little as £50 for smaller groups and charities.  For full-day courses the charge starts at £250 per day as a basic rate, with additional costs for food and accommodation, or for hire of equipment.

To discuss your needs and the precise cost, please contact us.

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