Retreat Wing

Guests are welcomed to the newly renovated 21-bedroom Retreat Wing, which comprises of single and twin rooms, many offering en suite facilities as well as two specially adapted disabled access rooms with en suite.

In addition to an informal chapel for group and personal prayer, there are comfortable sitting rooms, a library and an art room enabling spiritual refreshment for all.  The peaceful gardens offer an outside space for reflection.

Guests are welcome to join the Sisters in St Mary Magdalene’s Chapel for the Daily Office and Eucharist. Retreatants are also invited to use St Mary’s Chapel for personal prayer.

Good quality, simple meals are taken in the Retreat Refectory, comprising a continental breakfast, cooked lunch and light supper.  Tea and coffee facilities are available throughout the day.  Any dietary requirements can be catered for.

The Convent is located within walking distance of Wantage town centre, home to The Vale and Downland Museum.  For those with an interest in walking, the nearby Ridgeway path is the perfect means to explore the locality and the beautiful Berkshire Downs.

Mary and the Christ Child, Reception courtyard


Reception Interior

Welcome Area

Retreat Wing Bedroom

Retreat Wing Bedroom

Retreat Wing Twin Bedroom

Retreat Wing Bedroom

Retreat Wing Sitting Room

Retreat Wing Refectory

Retreat Wing Kitchenette

St Mary's Chapel

The Silent Garden

To download our Retreat Wing Brochure for Individuals click here.

To download our Retreat Wing Brochure for Groups click here.

2024 Prices

Quiet Day with Lunch – £30.00 per person

En suite Room Full Board – £90.00 per person

Standard Room Full Board – £80.00 per person

We don’t want cost to deter you from booking a stay with us.  Please contact Reception in confidence to discuss how we can make this affordable for you, or 01235 763141.

We are pleased to offer a standard concessionary rate of 20% to students, read more.

A reduced rate is also available to members of CSMV Oblates and Associates.

For enquiries and bookings please contact the Retreat Wing Reception on 01235 763141 or email on