Jesus said: I am the the Vine .. Remain in me
I had the most amazing time and am longing to be back at the best ‘spiritual spa’ that I have ever been to. I have been refreshed & restored in a short space of time and cannot wait to come again! SB, London
"I simply love your new place, it's quirky and full of stylish character and has a sense of peace in every room. And the sense of God in the Chapel is amazing. I'm now looking forward to bringing my house group!" HW, Stamford
"Thank you, thank you, thank you, for the most special of retreats. This really is a wonderful place of God. I will be back with my hubby. Thank you, Penelope." SW, Kent
The Vine at Mays Farm is a Retreat House with a difference. With only 5 individually furnished ensuite spacious guest bedrooms, it is intimate and never too busy. Everything is tailored to you and your needs to get away and meet with God. The house has been totally renovated and guests have access to a library, sitting room (both with wood-burning stoves) and a Chapel with a baby grand piano which loves to be played. There are also walled front and rear gardens (complete with vine) for use when the weather is clement and many lovely local walks.
Because our daily lives are typically filled and busy, The Vine offers you the much-needed opportunity to step away from the noise of the world and take some time to be refreshed, renewed, rested. Think of us as an oasis; a place of spiritual sanctuary for renewing your relationship with the One who is The True Vine (John 15:4)
Mays Farm is Penelope & Kim Swithinbank's home and they love to welcome individual guests and groups who need time and space to reflect, study and pray. Their hope is that you will feel at home in their home and find a place of spiritual sanctuary and rest. Penelope & Kim are there to serve you and help you to make the most of your stay.
Penelope organises regular themed retreats, some walking, some silent, some for particular groups. The house is available for individual retreats at all other times. Penelope is a trained spiritual director as well as an ordained Anglican priest.
'Nonplussed Nick' now has a clearer vision as to what a retreat may be - though as ever the Swithinbanks offer something out of the ordinary! May the Lord truly bless this venture … and may the Vine be truly fruitful in every aspect - God gives the increase. NM, Norfolk
I had a wonderful time - in a bubble of peace! It feels a 'sacred space'. - JC, Devon
Bookings can be for individuals or for groups, such as staff teams, home groups and others.
If you should happen to look for Mays Farm on a map and notice that there is an airfield behind us - please know that it is disused! NO planes - but a brilliant place for joggers and for walks when the countryside is slippery with mud.
Mays Farm is also the base for Ministries byDesign. To find out more about the wider work of this ministry click here.
The Vine at Mays Farm, 25 The Street, Hullavington, Wilts SN14 6DP Tel:01666 838332