The Cottages - Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr

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The Cottages

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For small groups of young people on retreat, or families seeking budget-priced holiday accommodation, or for student or chaplaincy groups seeking simple, discreet, flexible and accessible accommodation, Douai makes available the Cottages – in fact, three former workers’ cottages made into one.
Up to 15 people can sleep in simple, hostel-style rooms, with a down-stairs bedroom for group leaders or parents. For a small fee bed-linen and towels can be supplied. There is a versatile eat-in kitchen allowing full self-catering, with separate dining room and washing-up area. Shopping is not difficult with several supermarkets within a few miles of Douai. For guests without independent transport, it is possible to order online from major supermarkets and have deliveries made to the cottages.

The showers are modern and there are several toilets throughout the building. There is central heating throughout, a dishwasher and a washing machine. A good-sized lounge room with doors into a large, fenced private lawn makes for a pleasant place to relax.

For more information please contact the Guestmaster.

**NB - All guests and visitors are expected to abide by the rules of the monastery and guesthouse, and we reserve the right to refuse anyone admission. All persons at Douai - monks, staff, and other guests - should be treated with respect at all times. From time to time minors may be staying at Douai. Please feel free to check with us and arrange an alternative date if you prefer.

- in the abbey church -
0620 - Matins & Lauds (English)
0745 - Weekday Conventual Mass
[1030 - Sunday Conventual Mass]
1250 - Midday Office (English)
1800 - Vespers (Latin, Gregorian Chant)
2000 - Compline* (English)
*No public Compline on Sundays
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

Visitor Enquiries: 0118 9715 399
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