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Daily Programme


Between April and October, everyone is welcome to experience the beauty and tranquility of the island. You can stay for a short personal retreat, enjoying the guesthouse facilities of the Centre, or join one of the courses that are on offer.

Our ethos

To protect the well-being of all our guests and volunteer staff and to protect Holy Island as a sacred space devoted to spiritual development, we request that everybody who visits or stays here follow these Five Golden Rules:

Please note that Holy Isle is not a rehabilitation centre and we are unable to offer support for people with current drink or drug issues, nor those who have been through rehab in the last two years.

The Holy Isle Project is unable to offer support for people with mental health illness and we cannot accept responsibility for the mental health of our visitors.

Please also note the following: 

  • We offer veggie/vegan food and are happy to cater gluten-free but in general we are not able to accommodate special diets.  
  • We offer a range of teas, including fresh herbal teas from our biodynamic gardens, along with instant coffee but we do not offer fresh coffee. You are welcome to bring your own supplies, we have a stock of cafetieres and coffee filters!
  • We ask all guests to help with the washing up rota. There is also the opportunity to spend some time each day helping with other tasks: food preparation, cleaning, gardening, etc.
  • We do not have general wifi and we ask guests to refrain from using phones and other electronic devices anywhere within the public areas of the Centre and the surrounding gardens. We have limited internet access available for essential communications such as booking onward travel booking.  
  • We provide bed linen and towels but not toiletries.
  • We recommend that you bring wet-weather outdoor clothing and footwear (as well as indoor slip-on shoes or slippers).
  • Bring a torch for late autumn or wintertime.       

Guests are invited - but by no means expected - to join in the daily meditation schedule.