The Penn Club, while independent, is part of a wider network of Quaker-run accommodation providers – “Six Great Places to Stay”. The centres are located around the country – Cumbria, Birmingham, Oxfordshire and Surrey. The accommodation provided will feel familiar to visitors of The Penn Club and we believe our members and guests will feel at home and appreciate the welcome provided at each centre. All are open for B&B as well as providing retreats and courses.
Claridge House, Lingfield, Surrey
Claridge House is a charming Victorian property set in two acres of beautiful wooded gardens. They offer Bed and Breakfast, personal retreats and a wide range of courses. Located between the villages of Dormansland and Lingfield, Claridge House is on the doorstep of the Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Retreat, relax and renew in idyllic surroundings.
Glenthorne Guest House and Conference Centre, Grasmere, Cumbria
Glenthorne is a long established guest house and meeting place in Grasmere in the heart of the Lake District. It is open to anyone who is seeking a relaxed welcoming atmosphere, comfortable accommodation, and delicious home-cooked meals in stunning surroundings. They aim to meet the differing needs of all their guests in a peaceful atmosphere with Quaker values and ethos.
Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston, Cumbria
Experience a change of pace in the quiet, comfortable and beautiful setting of Swarthmoor Hall. Building on its early Quaker heritage, it is a place of hospitality and a living spiritual centre. Ensuite accommodation (including two accessible suites) can be booked on room only, bed and breakfast or self-catering basis, with full board available for group bookings. There is a residential programme of courses, retreats and pilgrimages. Day visitors can enjoy tours of the 16th Century historic house, Barn Café, shop and gardens. The conference and meeting rooms are also available for hire with half day and day package options. For more information please look at our website: www.swarthmorohall.co.uk or contact us: 01229 583 204 or, firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodbrooke, Selly Oak, Birmingham
Woodbrooke is situated in 10 acres of organically managed grounds and is renowned for the warm, welcoming atmosphere. You can retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world whilst soaking up the atmosphere of George Cadbury’s former home.
There are 60 bedrooms available with a mix of single, twin, double and family rooms. All have tea and coffee making facilities and a desk for working independently. Most of the bedrooms are ensuite, the rest have modern bath and shower facilities nearby.
Woodbrooke is also a centre for learning and their programmes seek to support, inform and transform Quakers and others as individuals and communities.
Charney Manor, Charney Bassett, Wantage, Oxfordshire
Charney Manor is a 13th Century Conference and Retreat Centre owned by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in a village in the beautiful Oxford countryside.
Charney Manor is open to guests for B&B and offers simple, comfortable accommodation of single and twin bedrooms. Most bedrooms are ensuite, with two having private bathrooms. All bedrooms come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, towels, complimentary shower gel and most have exquisite views of the gardens.