Bishop's House is the perfect location for group and individual retreats on Iona. We are located in the village and near to the Abbey, a haven of peace away from the tourist throng. Set in our own grounds, the House overlooks the sound of Iona with access to one of Iona’s white sand beaches at the bottom of the garden.
The House is open from March until October for full board guests and can be booked for exclusive use groups, enabling them to have the whole house to themselves. We also offer a number of open weeks; these are an opportunity for individuals to find peace in the house with other pilgrims. Bishop's House does not often offer led retreat programs per se, but we do arrange for a regular rhythm of services and meals that help to structure the day. The House provides space for quiet individuals as well as smaller group retreats. The library provides theological works and resources for retreats and general reading material. Bishop's House is an empowering space that helps our guests to relax on this Holy Island.
The House can be booked from November to February for self-catering by groups of up to 23. We provide this possibility to enjoy Iona’s crisp and glorious winters from the warmth and comfort of Bishop’s House. The library with its open coal fire is ideal for long peaceful Hebridean evenings, and the spacious lounge an ideal space for gatherings of any kind.
Open Weeks at Bishop’s House:
Open Weeks are an opportunity for individuals and smaller groups to stay at Bishop’s House. These are not led retreats, but have a set rhythm of meals and services, leaving you to fill in the rest as best fits. We still have room in the dates listed below. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01681 700111 for bookings or further information.
Led Retreats and themed Open Weeks at Bishop’s House:
Easter retreat, 11 –18 April 2017: details TBA
Please click here to download our booking information pack if you would like further information about coming to stay at Bishop's House.
For further information on whole house self-catering in the winter months, please click here.