- 40 en-suite bedrooms (maximum capacity 85 people)
- A lift to the upstairs accommodation
- Facilities for disabled people
- Ample on-site parking
- Five meeting rooms seating from 12 to 75 people
- Lounge with licensed bar
- Free Wifi throughout the building
- TV Room
- Well stocked Library
- Bookstore and Craft shop
- Beautiful Chapel
- Meditation Room
- Access to beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland
- Heated outdoor swimming pool during the Summer between 1.30pm and 3.30pm
The Ammerdown Centre offers a total of 40 bedrooms, all en-suite:
- 16 singles (13 with en-suite toilet and shower, 3 with en-suite washbasin and toilet)
- 16 twin bedrooms (all with en-suite toilet and shower)
- 7 double bedrooms (all with en-suite toilet and shower)
- 1 Family Room with one double bed and two single beds (with en-suite toilet and shower)
- Three bedrooms specially fitted for disabled users.
Each bedroom offers facilities to make hot drinks. Towels and soap are provided.
Facilities for disabled people
The main building is fully accessible to wheelchair users, thanks to a level entrance and a ramp down the main corridor. There are dedicated disabled parking bays opposite the main entrance.
The lift between the ground floor and the first floor makes the upstairs rooms accessible to people with mobility difficulties.
Three of the 40 en-suite bedrooms are specially fitted for use by disabled people.
There are loop systems for people with hearing difficulties in the four main meeting rooms and in the Chapel.
The Centre offers five light and airy conference rooms:
- The John Todd Room, seating up to 80 people
- The Trevett Room, seating up to 70
- The Russell Room, seating up to 55
- The Upper Dovecote, seating up to 15
- The Harness Room, seating up to 12
- The two largest rooms (John Todd and Trevett) have an integrated audio-visual system including computer, screen, projector and wireless mikes.
For more inormation about our five conference rooms, click here.
Ammerdown’s library offers an extensive collection of spiritual writings, spanning a wide range of religions and authors. Also available are biographies, books on the local area, books of general interest, and recent copies of a selection of magazines.
Guests are welcome to use the library as a reading space or to borrow books to take back to their rooms.
The Centre also has a small collection of novels and light-reading books, games and jigsaws, for the entertainment of guests.
Ammerdown’s beautiful Chapel is universally described by guests as ‘a very special place’. The old dark stone building, used by the Ammerdown Estate for storage over several generations, was converted in the early 1980s into a lovely airy and light space particularly conducive to prayer and meditation.
The Chapel is open from early morning to late at night, and all guests, irrespective of beliefs, are welcome to use it for their own devotions or simply for peace and quiet. The presence of the Blessed Sacrament on one side reminds visitors that the Centre is a Christian foundation, but the emphasis is on openness and acceptance.
The Ammerdown community gathers in the Chapel twice a day during the week, for morning and evening prayers. Guests are warmly invited to attend if they so wish.
Landscaped Gardens and Parkland
Ammerdown House, the Stately Home from which the Centre derives its name, dates back to 1789. It has beautiful landscaped gardens that were first designed by James Wyatt and later by famous landscape artist Edwin Lutyens.
By kind courtesy of the present owners, Ammerdown guests have free access to parts of the formal gardens as well as to the parkland and woods that make up the Ammerdown Estate. These provide a wonderful setting for walks or simply for a rest in the sun.