In India they call it "Home Stay" and this is just what I can offer you at the Spout.
Different from a professional guest house, this is an invitation to be in my home, complete with a dog who sleeps at the bottom of the stairs, a cat who will join you in the night if you don't shut the door and chickens who will join you for breakfast on the terrace.
Your room is a railway goods van converted into a double bedroom with king size bed.
( Please note there is no toilet with the wagon. The toilet is down some stone steps, across the yard and in the utility room in the house. You will need to bring a torch for night time excursions and I can lend you an umbrella.)
Step out of the house and climb some steps up to your sleeping place. (Say goodnight to the horses as you pass.) The stream will sing you to sleep and the birds will wake you in the morning.
In winter accommodation is in the house in a double room opposite the bathroom.
Bath or shower in pure spring water from the hills above the house.
I can accommodate a maximum of two people, offering one king size bed in the railway wagon.
Breakfast is served in the farmhouse kitchen in the company of the dog and the cat and your hostess. Continental style breakfast: juice, cereals, bread, toast, tea, coffee etc. Pot luck evening meals may also be possible if required (arrange and pay on site). As far as possible, ingredients are organic and locally sourced.
No internet, no mobile signal, just peace and tranquillity.
Garway Hill is on the border with Wales in the Herefordshire Marches. There is a network of lanes and wild moorland where the common opens out to the top of the hill.
You can enjoy good pubs in the local villages. Hereford, Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye are all under half an hour away by car and Hay-on-Wye with its famous bookshops is a little further.
Then the hills of Wales are yours to explore.
Garway Hill is on the long distance walk, the Herefordshire Trail.
You can use the Spout as a base for exploring the area, or create your own retreat here. I can offer Craniosacral Therapy and Creative Conversations to support your retreat.
The space is often used for creative retreats specifically if you have a project you are working on.
I am very happy to support silent retreat.
Join me for meditation in the morning if you want to.