The Monastery was built in 1870 by Father Ignatious to restore monastic life to the Church of England and was used as a monastery for over 40 years.


In 1924 the monastery was bought by stone carver, engraver and typeface designer Eric Gill. David Jones, the Welsh artist and writer was also a regular visitor.


The Monastery now offers comfortable family accomodation with direct access to endless walks with breathtaking views.



Accommodates from 2-14 people, each appartment being self contained and centrally heated. Well-behaved dogs welcome.

You are welcome to contact us by telephone, post or email.

Did you know...

It was while living at the monastery that Eric Gill designed the Gill Sans typeface.

First unveiled in 1928, Gill Sans came to prominence almost immediately, when it was chosen as the standard typeface for the LNER railway, soon appearing on every aspect of the company's identity, from locomotive nameplates and station signs to restaurant menus, timetables and advertising posters.

More recently the British Government adopted Gill Sans as its standard typeface for use in all communications and logos.


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