Your most asked Questions answered here.
Questions about Visiting.
Can individuals stay in the Hall?
Yes, we welcome groups and individuals. We offer a choice of full board, half board or B and B terms.
What are the check in and check out times?
Rooms are available from 4.00pm on arrival day and we ask that you vacate your room by 10.00am on the day or your departure. If you wish to stay longer to enjoy the grounds then we are happy to store your luggage.
Are towels provided?
Yes, along with soap.
Can I book the Hall and/or Emmaus for sole use by my group?
If you book all 29 bedrooms in the hall you will ensure no other residential group is booked into the hall with you. However, there is the possibility that we will book a day conference in one of the meeting rooms whilst your event is going on. If you want to guarantee sole use of the hall you would need to pay extra costs for the sole use of all the meeting rooms each day (this costs apx £235 per day extra). We only allow one group to use the Emmaus Centre at a time and we have a minimum booking requirement of 15 people to reserve the Emmaus Centre.
How many can be accommodated in the Hall?
There are 29 bedrooms consisting of a combination of double, twin and single bedrooms (all with ensuite). If single occupancy of bedrooms is required, the maximum number of residents that can be accommodated is 29. For groups consisting of friends and families sharing rooms we can offer 55 bed spaces plus travel cots and foldaway beds. Occasionally we host residential conferences with a maximum of 115 by including our self-catering accommodation, the Emmaus Centre. On these occasions guests in the Emmaus Centre will take their meals in the Hall with the rest of the conference group.
What is the capacity of the various meeting rooms?
We have a number of meeting rooms suitable for many kinds of events. Our informal and relaxed atmosphere lends itself to conferences, and house-party style group events. We regularly host events for artists, walkers and spiritual retreats. The number of seats possible in each room depends very much on the configuration. The Large Chapel can seat up to 100. The Conference Room can seat up to 50, Room 5 (upstairs meeting room) can seat up to 20. The Library seats about 15 people. We also have small rooms suitable for private meetings for 2-4 people.
Do you have facilities for those with limited mobility?
Because this is a very old building it’s simply not possible to ensure that all areas are accessible to those with limited mobility. However, we have one ground floor single bedroom with a fully accessible wet room. In addition to this we do have a number of first floor bedrooms that can be accessed from a seated chair lift. All our public rooms are accessible to those with limited mobility.
Can we bring dogs to the Hall?
Because of guest allergies we are not able to allow dogs in the Hall or the Emmaus Centre (apart from guide dogs by prior arrangement) but dogs are welcome on short leads in the grounds.
Questions about the Accommodation.
Are all bedrooms en suite?
All our rooms are ensuite. We only have one room with ensuite bath (please request this when you book if this is important)
Are there tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms?
Yes, all rooms have hospitality trays. Refills are available from a central point near the office if you are staying more than one night.
Do you have hair dryers?
There are hair dryers in all the bedrooms.
Do you have TV and internet access in the bedrooms?
There is a television and dvd player in the Conference Room for guests to use provided the room has not been pre-booked by a conference group. There are no TVs in the bedrooms. Free Wifi is available throughout the building.
Do you have family rooms?
Yes. We have several larger rooms which are ideal for families. We have travel cots and fold away beds that are available at no extra charge. Please enquire when booking.
Questions about Food.
Do you cater for vegetarians and special diets?
Yes. Please discuss your needs with us prior to making a booking. We cater for most special dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan, coeliac, nut allergies. Please ensure you inform us of special needs when you book.
What are the arrangements for eating in the dining room?
Generally those staying as individual guests are invited to sit together around tables that seat between 1—7 guests. Breakfast is usually served at 8.45am, lunch at 1.00pm and dinner at 6.30pm although this may vary slightly according to the needs of large groups staying. Conference or large groups will be seated together.
Is there a choice of menu?
All our meals are help-yourself buffet style. At breakfast there is a wide choice of cereals, fruit, and yoghurt in addition to a full cooked breakfast, toast & preserves. Lunch is a hot meal (meat or vegetarian) with salads. Dinner offers one main meat course and dessert (with the choice of cheese and biscuits or fruit). Vegetarians are catered for at dinner on request in advance.
Is there a bar?
We have a fully-licensed bar with a stock of wine, spirits, local bottled ales and soft drinks. The bar generally opens at 6pm and closes at 11pm. 18+ guests from the Emmaus Centre are welcome to use the bar in the hall.
Questions about Pricing.
Do you accept credit and debit cards?
Yes, we do! You can also make a bank transfer to pay a deposit or settle a balance. Cash is welcomed and cheques should be made payable to Wydale Hall.
Do I have to pay a deposit?
Yes. We refer to this as a Reservation Fee. All bookings attract a 20% non-refundable Reservation Fee. If you cancel the booking at any point this fee would be forfeit. The fee is deducted from the final balance. Bookings are not considered as firm until a signed booking form and the Reservation Fee has been paid.
What is your cancellation policy?
We urge you to read through our Booking Conditions carefully before making a booking and ensure that you have adequate holiday insurance. Charges apply to any cancellations made less than three months before a booking. Please see the separate pricing section of the website.
Do you charge a single supplement?
We do not charge a single room supplement
Do you ever have special rates?
Yes. We occasionally offer special rates over the summer months. These are not advertised very far in advance and are generally available for last-minute bookings. Please keep your eye on the website.
Is the cost of a meeting room included in the cost per person for group/conference bookings?
Yes, when the Full Board option is booked a main meeting room will be allocated depending on the size of group and nature of the event. If additional break-out rooms are required, please discuss your needs with us. There may need to be an additional charge. We aim to keep the Library reserved for individual guests to use during their stay.