• Here you'll find information about our upcoming residential retreats

    Please contact us for more information or to book a place

  • Character Painting: A Weekend Residential Course with Mary Gulland

    3rd - 5th May 2024

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    Come to Thie dy Vea for the weekend and create an individual painting of yourself or someone dear to you in character form with the help and guidance of local artist Mary Gulland.

    You’ll be provided with an art pack to keep and lots of input throughout the weekend to help you achieve your own masterpiece. Some drawing skills are required.

    What’s included: 2 nights’ B&B at Thie dy Vea, dinner on Friday evening, lunches on Saturday and Sunday, refreshments throughout the weekend, art pack (worth £25) and tuition. Please note that Saturday evening’s dinner will be out in Peel and is not included in the fee for the weekend.

    We have only two places remaining on this course. Places can be secured with a £50 deposit, with the balance due by 20th April.

    Cost: ensuite twin room £260 single occupancy, £230 per person sharing.
    Non-ensuite double room £230 single, £210 per person sharing


    Mary Gulland has taught art in schools and classes for over 25 years. She is known for her large silk and vibrant acrylic paintings which you may have seen around the Island.

  • Praying the Keeills Week

    Saturday 18th - Saturday 25th May

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    The Isle of Man's Keeills are the remains of Christian chapels dating back to between the 8th and 12th centuries. Originally there might have been about 200 of them scattered across the island, today 35 have remains that can be seen.


    Praying the Keeills Week is an opportunity to discover some these places of peace, beauty and ancient spirituality, and to reflect on our own life's journey. The week consists of a number of guided walks, there's often an evening talk plus other events, including an evening at Thie dy Vea with a focus on Saint Brendan.

    We'd love to welcome you to the Isle of Man during Keeills week to discover more for yourself. Come for a few days, or for the whole week. Contact us for accommodation options.

    Praying the Keeills Week is organised by a working group of volunteers. Most of the walks and events are free. The programme for the week will be published on the Praying the Keeills website.

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    Not Without Hope:

    A Refuge on the Way of Grief

    Friday 28th - Saturday 29th June, 24 hour retreat with Richard Littledale


    Grief is something that affects us all and can be a tough journey. This retreat provides the opportunity to look back at the journey so far, and to draw strength for the miles to come. There will be times of reflection, prayer, learning and the option of an easy walk. Come just as you are with your honesty, faith, tears and doubts.

    Friday 28th 5 p.m. until Saturday 29th 5 p.m.
    This is a fully-catered residential retreat.


    Cost: ensuite room £120 single occupancy, £105 per person shared occupancy.
    non-ensuite double room £105 single occupancy, £90 each for a couple.

    Richard Littledale has been a Baptist Minister for 35 years, and now devotes his time to writing, broadcasting and speaking. In 2017 he lost his wife to cancer at the age of 53. Since then, he has written and spoken about bereavement in many contexts, including BBC Radio 4, helping to launch two national campaigns on grief and dying for Sue Ryder Cancer Care and delivering a lecture at the Houses of Parliament. His book, 'Postcards from the Land of Grief', has helped many along the Way of Grief.

    Richard lives in North Wales with his lurcher, Ginny, for company.
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  • Triskelion Way Walking Retreat

    Thursday 29th August - Tuesday 3rd September

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    The Triskelion Way is the Island’s first pilgrimage trail. It runs for 37 miles (60km) across the Island linking the historic centres of Rushen Abbey, the site of a medieval Cistercian Monastery, Peel Cathedral and Maughold, site of a Celtic monastery with its ancient keeills and collection of Celtic and Viking carved crosses. This 4-day pilgrimage will take you from sheltered glens to scenic clifftops to dramatic waterfalls.

    Arrive at Thie dy Vea on Thursday 29th August ready for 4 days of walking with fellow pilgrims led by 2 experienced local guides. Depart Tuesday 3rd September.

    Costs, including 5 nights' accommodation, continental breakfasts, packed lunches and 2-course evening meals on 4 of the evenings plus guide services:
    Ensuite rooms: £490 single occupancy, £415 based on two people sharing.
    Non-ensuite double room: £430 single occupancy, £390 per person for a couple.
    Prices do not include public transport to or from start/finishing points.
    The pilgrimage route
    Day 1: Rushen Abbey to Peel, 12 miles including uplands and breathtaking views from the coastal path
    Day 2: Peel to Kirk Michael, 8 miles of varied walking including coast and woodland. Includes the spectacular Spooyt Vane waterfall and the remains of the 9th Century 'Patrick's Chapel'
    Day 3: Kirk Michael to Ramsey, 12 miles. A steep climb leading to walking through the glorious Manx uplands
    Day 4: Ramsey to Maughold 4 miles of coastal walking arriving at Maughold. Return to Peel via electric tram and bus
    If you've never visited the Isle of Man before we strongly recommend building in an extra day or two for sightseeing!
    For more information about the Triskelion Way click on the button:
  • Beginners’ Retreat

    Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October

    Never experienced a retreat before? This is the ideal place to start. Jesus said ‘come away by yourselves to a quiet place’. During this weekend retreat we invite you to do just that, and in the peaceful surroundings discover different ways into prayer. Complete beginners are most welcome, no experience necessary.


    Led by members of the Thie dy Vea house team. This will be a fully-catered residential retreat.

    Starting time: Friday 4 p.m. onwards for registration. Finishing time: Sunday after lunch, approx. 2 p.m.

    Cost: ensuite room £240 single occupancy, £195 per person based on two sharing.

    non-ensuite double rooms £210 single occupancy, £170 per person for a couple.

    This is a fully catered retreat

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