Relax, unwind & rejuvenate

Bring your Retreat to Howgills House and enjoy our tranquil, countryside location on the edge of the South Lakes. Our retreat venue is only a 10 minute drive from J37 of the M6. As you ebb past fields, fells and local wildlife you’ll feel like you’re in a different world.  

The exclusive hire of our retreat venue means you have complete privacy to get on and do what you’re here to do and there are 12 beautiful en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 20 people.  

The ground floor comprises two large living rooms that offer a soothing backdrop for your Retreat. With an open wood fire, interconnecting glass doors, and wonderful views of the landscape, it’s the perfect place to get together. Upstairs, you’ll find a similarly cosy Library Room, providing a snug nook to pore over a good book or have some downtime. There’s a large living room with underfloor heating which is perfect for any floor/mat work.

The self catering kitchen is kitted out with commercial catering equipment so you can provide nutritious and balanced meals that cater for the needs of your group. Or why not consider hiring one of the local chefs that we work with who can come onsite and cook a menu of your choice.

There is free onsite parking and we have B4RN which is the world’s fastest rural broadband.


Comfort & Space

What makes us a perfect Retreat Venue? Well, there’s bags of space for you to spread your wings and relax. There’s a large living room with underfloor heating which is perfect for any floor/mat work.  The living room has large windows looking out across the grounds to the hills and fields; a perfect place for meditation, relaxation, and reflection. Enjoy end of day stories and bonding around the log fire at night whilst you cosy up in the TV room.

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Our 12 en-suite bedrooms are all decorated individually and feature top of the range beds, spacious rooms, and modern amenities to ensure you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day.  Our location in the rural countryside means the only wake up call for your Retreat will be the neighbouring sheep.

There are 4 relaxing communal spaces for you to enjoy include the living room, TV room, dining area and upstairs snug. There is also an outside cooking den with pizza oven and BBQ.


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Ladies using the hot tub at Howgills House

Hot tub heaven

The hire of Howgills House includes our hot tub facilities. The two hot tubs are undercover, outside with views across the fells.  We also work with a company that will come onsite and provide massages, facials, and other wellness treatments should you fancy a little pamper.

When the night draws in, watch as a the stars unfold before you in the clear, unpolluted skies.

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Self – Catering or Catered?

The kitchen facilities at Howgills House are crafted to cater to a range of culinary preferences. Well-appointed with a large range gas cooker, double-door fridge, ample counter space, a commercial dishwasher, and equipped with cleaning supplies and crockery, it’s the perfect place to indulge your culinary passions. Getting your hands on supplies is no trouble; Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, and Sainsbury’s will all deliver to the property. If you would prefer a taste of local produce, visit The Meat Hook, an award-winning local butcher in Sedbergh town that will make an unforgettable barbecue feast.

We realise that cooking for a group may not be for everyone. We work with some fantastic local chefs in the area. Choose from home made tray bakes on arrival, fresh pizzas, buffet boards or salads made and cooked on site. Our House also offers a fully equipped commercial kitchen and dining area. Whether you prefer cooking your own meals or hiring in a chef, you’ll have all the necessary amenities at your fingertips.


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Local chef preparing pizza for a Corporate Retreat at Howgills House Sedbergh
Howgills Barn Group Accommodation Sedbergh

More than 20 people – not a problem!

We have nearby Apartments and a Barn which means we can accommodate larger groups.

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Re-connect with nature

We know you may not wish to confine your Retreat to indoors.  Sedbergh’s untamed natural beauty will be sure to appeal and inspire. Forge some unforgettable memories amidst the unpredictability and freedom of the great outdoors. There are local waterfalls, clear aqua pools for dipping and miles of walking all in or around Sedbergh.

Cautley Spout is  England’s highest waterfall above ground. The broken cascade of falls tumbles a total of 650 feet down a cliff face at the head of a wild and bleak glacial valley that comes down from a high plateau called The Calf.

There are miles of open fells (Howgills) for you to walk or why not enjoy a leisurely stroll in to the town. Sedbergh is England’s official Book Town so any opportunity to immerse yourself in its bookish cultures shouldn’t be missed. From shops to cafes and pubs, businesses sell and lend books across the town centre – even the bus shelter doubles up as Sedbergh Book Shelter where you can take and donate books.  There’s also Farfield Mill across the Road from Howgills House which offers an unmissable opportunity to soak up the arts and crafts creations of some of the most talented Artists and Designers in Cumbria.  All this can be finished off with a wonderful brew and chunk of cake in the Farfield Mill Cafe.



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Why choose us?

Quirky, charming and a little different is what we’re all about. You’ll find our Retreat Venue a breath of fresh air from conventional village halls and hotel rooms. Coupled with our passion for quality customer service we’ll go out of our way to make sure that you, as Leader have everything you need to begin your Retreat on the right footing – happy and mindful and ready to go!

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“Thank you so much for having us, we had an amazing weekend & all the girls loved it too!”

Rachel & Emily (The Wellness Tribe). Returning client 2 years running.

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“Howgills House was ideal for my retreat – beautiful location, close to nature, and cosy yet spacious for our group. It was the perfect place to really unwind.

In terms of facilities, the owners have thought of everything you might need for catering, group work and breakaways, as well as relaxation (amazing yoga space!) and entertainment.
Dawn and team made everything so easy and it was an absolute pleasure working with them. I’ll definitely be booking future retreats here.”

Lindsey (Recovery Nutrition).

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” Firstly, we just wanted to say thank you so much for our stay this week, it was just perfect and it’s meant that we’ve been able to share what we’ve been up to on our socials and with our members.  They are so excited about coming!

The accommodation and location is exactly what we were hoping it would be for our retreat events and we’re so looking forward to returning in October with our first group of women.  We honestly didn’t want to leave yesterday!”
Clare (She is Strong). Returning client 3 years running.


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