Facilities

Surroundings

Thirty acres of lawns and woodlands surround Blackruthven House and the Bield Steading.

A charming walled garden provides organic produce to complement our table as well as beauty and peace to delight the senses.

Many unusual birds have found a safe haven at the Bield.

Free range chickens pick their way through the parkland and horses graze in the paddock. Surrounding the Bield are 340 acres of organic farmland and we are producing more of our own organically grown food at the Smallholding.

This is in harmony with our commitment to stewardship of God's earth.

Relaxation

The grounds also include a 12 metre, heated, indoor swimming pool. Relax and enjoy yourself.

Gillian Dale offers Holistic Massage at The Bield.

Please see Gillian’s Page for more information.

Experience

A traditional labyrinth has been created in the orchard offering opportunity for walking, meditation and prayer - following the ancient way of walking sacred paths.

A second contemporary labyrinth has been created in the old tennis court offering opportunity for walking, meditation and prayer. It is suitable for wheel chair users.

Preparing for Your Retreat

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and questions you may ask yourself.

Listening, Guiding, Counselling, Accompanying and praying with you on Your Retreat

All this is offered at The Bield

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Worship

Guests are welcome to share in the rhythm of our worship life, with prayer and Eucharist in the Carpenter's Chapel, a refurbished carpentry workshop.

To stimulate your creative impulses our art room offers space and materials, and the possibility of new insights on your spiritual journey.

For more information on the Art Room: Click Here.

A library and a cosy lounge are waiting for our guests as well as some reading and prayer rooms.

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We are members of the Quiet Garden Movement and you are welcome to walk around our gardens and grounds.  Please let us know that you are coming.

Part of the Bield is also the Smallholding with all kinds of farm animals and an organic vegetable garden.

For more information on Southton Smallholding: Click Here

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