Welcome to The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

STAY | REST | RECHARGE

COVID-19

There are extra measures as a charity, community and family that we need to adhere to so we can ensure all who visit us have a safe and positive experience with the least chance of spreading the virus. If the worst happens and you unfortunately test positive for COVID-19, we of course ask that you do not travel to Westwood and stay at home and self-isolate.

Arriving to Westwood

The Sanctuary is a generously spaced studio flat that has a beautiful stained glass window dating from the beginning of the 20th century and a seating area next to a window from where you can admire the view and watch the world go by. Check-in is from 15:00 onwards - please email in advance to confirm your expected arrival time with us. We operate a self check-in/out system. The flat will be open and ready for you when you arrive and the keys will be on the wooden drawers as you enter to use during your stay. The Sanctuary is in the main wing of the church building. Head towards the main entrance (right-hand side of the building) and go through the green door, then take the first door on your left. Go up the stairs and the Sanctuary door will be on your right-hand side. There are approximately 10 parking spaces either directly outside on the drive or down New Lane which runs below the centre. We kindly ask that you please park within the marked bays ensuring wheels are not over the edge and each car only takes up one space. Please DO NOT park in the turning circle at the end of the drive as this needs to be clear at all times or on Westwood Edge Road as this is reserved for residents only. An electric car charger is available for all guests. (7kW Type 2 - bring your own cable) - suggested donation of £15 per use or £25 for overnight. Please contact us to book a slot. PLEASE NOTE: ALL CARS PARKED DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK When you arrive, make yourself a cup of tea/coffee. We provide you with coffee, tea bags and sugar, so you just need to bring your own milk. Please familiarise yourself with the house rules inside the flat when you arrive. The smart heating thermostat is on the little table on the platform level - please turn the dial up or down to adjust the temperature. Please do not turn this or the wi-fi disc off at the plug at any time as these are triangulated throughout the centre. We also ask especially during these times if you would like to open a window to turn the heating off / down on the thermostat before doing so.

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Please use this number if you need to contact the volunteer wardens during your stay rather than the doorbell at the main entrance or the office telephone number / email which has limited office hours. Please text for non-urgent queries and telephone in case of an emergency. Please be mindful that we are a volunteer team with other responsibilities and therefore limited time. Please note this mobile telephone number is strictly for guests whilst staying with us. For bookings or other queries outside of dates of stays, the best way to contact us is via email info@westwood-centre.org.uk.

Bedding & Towels

You’ll arrive to your bed perfectly made for you according to the bedding you paid for and requested upon booking along with a bath towel, hand towel & bathmat. Please note, we no longer offer the 'no bedding' option. If you require a specific bed layout e.g. if you require twin beds instead of king (Nave & Clerestory only), sofa beds, travel cot etc.), please also inform the office at least 7 days before your arrival.

The Kitchen & Bathroom

Westwood is fully self-catered, each flat has its own kitchen with an oven & hob, undercounter fridge with single freezer compartment, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery, cafetiere, cutlery and pots and pans. You'll find a few supplies such as instant coffee, teabags, sugar, cleaning cloth, tea-towel, washing-up liquid, cleaning spray and hand-soap. In the bathroom we provide toilet rolls, hand-soap, hand towel and bathmat. Each flat also has one hairdryer and an ironing board and iron is available upon request.

House Rules

Our full house rules can be found in the flat, but here are a few key things to be mindful of during your stay:

Wi-Fi

"What's the Wi-Fi password?"... probably our most asked question - we understand, you don't want to fully disconnect from the outside world. There is Wi-Fi available, and the connection is usually stable, but because of our rural location and Westwood's old thick stone walls, we cannot guarantee stability at all times. We kindly ask that you do not turn the wi-fi disc off at the plug at any time during your stay as the discs are triangulated throughout the centre.

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Before Departure

We hope you leave Westwood feeling rested and renewed. Upon departure please leave your key in the same place it was on arrival. We ask all departures to be between 08:00 - 10:00am to honour our quiet policy hours. We ask you please leave the flat as you found it by putting all furniture / crockery back and cleaning down surfaces/oven/fridge etc. Please ensure beds are stripped, and towels left in the bath / shower and that check-out is NO LATER than 10am on the morning of departure. Any refuse / recycling / compost can be transferred to the bins at the end of the drive before departing.

Our Favourite Places to Eat

Please note, for most up-to-date opening days and times, it's best to check directly on their website.

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Bolster Moor Farm Shop & Cafe

Within close walking distance, the farm shop offers a variety of fresh produce, groceries and ready meals. The cafe is open every day for breakfast and lunch, or a cheeky coffee and cake. Open daily.

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The Handmade Bakery & Cafe

Situated in Slaithwaite by the canal, the bakery offers amazing sourdough bread, locally roasted coffee, pastries, breakfast and lunch. Open Tues - Sun.

Golcar Lily

The Golcar Lily

Our most local pub - it's within walking distance and is open for lunch and dinner. They offer a variety of dishes, including Sunday lunch. They also have a well stocked bar. Vegan pizzas available. Open Tues - Sun.

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Anello Pizzeria

Down the hill from us in Slaithwaite, Anello is a pizzeria serving wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and seasonal small plates. Open for lunch / dinner, walk-ins available although booking is recommended.

The Scape House Inn

The Scape House Inn

Another great nearby pub, Scape House Inn serve tasty classic pub meals and have a well stocked bar. 5 minutes away by car or a 20 minute walk from Westwood, but trust us, it's worth it.

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Destination Indian Restaurant

Destination serve arguably the best Indian food in the valley. Situated in Slaithwaite (it's the place to be!) again, but it's worth the trip down the hill for tasty Indian food (with vegan options).

We look forward to hosting you - Nicola, Jonny & Hanna (Westwood Wardens)

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GET IN TOUCH

If you want to discuss your booking, please email the office or call us during office hours.

Contact us by Email

Email us: info@westwood-centre.org.uk, emails are responded to during office hours.

Contact us by Phone

You can call us on 01484 845042. Our office hours are 10:00-13:00 Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Visit us in person (Groups)

We understand some group leaders might like to come see the centre before booking their group retreat. You are very welcome to come visit and have a tour of Westwood, but we please ask you contact the office to officially book your visit. Unfortunately, unarranged visits are not possible.

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