Hill Cottage Retreat Centre is located in the Marches of mid-Wales, near Knighton in Powys. Our aim is to create a tranquil space where individuals can reflect, be creative and interact with others and the environment in mutually beneficial ways.
Set in ten acres of land it includes an independent market garden, young orchard and woodland, natural swimming pond, gardens for contemplation and wildflower pastures bordered by a meandering brook.
Hill Cottage has offered a space for Buddhist retreats and practice since 2008. While this tradition continues here, we welcome individuals and groups from a broad spectrum of philosophies and professional disciplines to run workshops, courses and retreats.
Our events are based on the concept of building a temporary community of interest and support for the duration of a retreat, workshop or course. This has worked equally well on discussion based or creative days as well as silent retreats.
Our Hall Barn provides the main area where groups can meet together. The Studio provides a smaller group space and dining room. We can accommodate up to 16 people in single and shared rooms.
Our Ethos – Hill Cottage Retreat Centre is founded on the belief that it is important to work equally for the benefit of self and others. We believe that:
~Living more sustainably by supporting the use of renewable energy and organic agriculture can help to maintain the health of our environment
~Connecting with a peaceful natural environment can help us rediscover our own unique path to well-being
~In providing opportunities to share aspects of living in this simple way, we can offer a space to reflect, relax, be creative and playful
~Offering Hill Cottage Retreats as a space for individuals and groups is a way we feel we can make a contribution to the collective well-being of society
Policy on Alcohol (and Other Intoxicants)
To uphold our ethos, the retreat centre is an alcohol (and any other intoxicant) free space. This is intended to support participants and retreatants maintain a clear focus on the work they have chosen to concentrate on during the retreats and workshops