Welcome to Westwood
Westwood Retreat Centre
We operate a self-check-in policy at the centre. Your reservation is for exclusive use of the Whole Centre – the hall will be open at the previously agreed time and the flats will be ready from 15:00 onwards. To ensure we can undertake deep cleaning in-between guests and we can have everything ready for you please DO NOT enter the flats before this time. Please see your main contact liaison to find out whether earlier access to the hall has been arranged on either the day of arrival or day of departure.
On arrival, please go directly to the Hall via the green main entrance door (right hand side of the church building) instead of ringing the doorbell / telephone etc.
We have approximately 10 parking spaces which can be found either directly outside or down New Lane which runs directly below the centre. Please park within the marked bays ensuring wheels are not over the edge. Please DO NOT park in the turning circle at the end of the drive. Please DO NOT park on Westwood Edge Road at any time as this is reserved for residents only. Where possible please could families / groups arrange to car share / use public transport due to limited parking at the centre.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL VEHICLES PARKED AT THE CENTRE DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.
The Westwood team is formed of two families who live and volunteer on site and share life together. We host the space for our guests to come retreat and enjoy the stillness and peace to recharge and refresh.
The volunteer wardens will be contactable by telephone via the main contact liaison during your stay. The on-duty warden mobile telephone is 07399 359480. . As this telephone is always monitored, please use this number to contact the wardens during your stay rather than the doorbell at the main entrance or the office telephone number. Please text for non-urgent queries or telephone in case of an emergency. Please be mindful that we are a team of volunteers 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 email@example.com
Westwood’s has five beautiful self-contained flats, each with its own distinctive character and carefully considered architectural details. To find out which flat you’ll be staying in, please contact your group’s main contact liaison.
In each flat you will find framed house rules – please make sure to read these once you arrive. To adjust heating temperature in the flats please use the handheld thermostats (Nave, Sanctuary & Clerestory) or the wall thermostats (Lookout & Eyrie).
All our flats are fully self-contained and self-catering. Each kitchen has an oven & hob, undercounter fridge with single freezer compartment, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery, cafetiere, cutlery and pots and pans. Westwood provide some essential kitchen and bathroom items, for more information about individual flats and amenities, select a flat below to find out more.
We hope you enjoy this special communal space together.
There are two bathrooms available for hall visitors to use, one adjacent to the kitchen in the hall and one in the entrance lobby.
Here are some essential things to bear in mind while using the Hall:
Some guests like to have a supermarket food delivery arranged for when they arrive. Most of the supermarkets and local takeaways deliver to Westwood. Please ensure the shopping arrives when you are here to receive and organise.
We hope the above information has been helpful and that you have a wonderful time together at Westwood.
Keep scrolling for more information on things to do, see and eat during your trip to Westwood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).