Retreats at Loudwater Farm

Loudwater Farm offers the perfect venue for small to medium sized groups looking to book a weekend residential or retreat and enjoy three acres of peaceful, wooded grounds and overnight acommodation within a tranquil English country farm setting.

Our guestrooms offer overnight accomodation for up to 10 people in delighful twin, double, or dormitory style bedrooms with spectacular views overlooking the Chess River.

Relax on one of our sunny patios, go paddling in the river, or tell stories and stargaze in a tranquil country farm setting.

If you would like to host your retreat at Loudwater Farm, we are open all year round, and we are pleased to offer you:

- Use of 3 acres of wooded grounds:
Nestled deep in the Chess Valley

- Exclusive hire our spacious Hall:
The Chess Hall

- Sleeping accomodation for up to 10 people:
  In our guestrooms (incl dorms)

- Use of our shared sunny farmhouse Kitchen & Lounge:

  For catering and extra breakout spaces

- Catering option for full board retreats:
  With a choice of delicious & healthy food (please ask for prices)
  (Nb. You are also welcome t
o self cater for your own events)


For residentials/weekend retreats we charge as follows:

Rates: £600 total for hire of one Hall for 2 days (from Friday 3pm - Sun 6pm inclusive).

The bedrooms are then £30 per person per night including breakfast if sharing, or £35 per night for a room each. (Please note, breakfast is a simple service breakfast selection).

Please note we currently have a maximum of 10 beds if sharing, or 5 rooms if each person has a room to themselves.

The bedrooms themselves are all either in the main house or annexes, and are mainly twin, double-bedded, or dormitory rooms. They are not en-suite, but there are usually plenty of toilets/showers for everyone.

You may use our shared kitchen for catering yourselves, alternatively if you wish to have catering provided by the venue, this can be quoted for separately, please just ask. The cost of this would be in addition to the hall hire and room hire above.

There is a £100 booking deposit, with the remainder payable prior to the event.


If you are looking to host a Residential Retreat here and require more sleeping accommodation, please just ask and we will be happy to show you around the facilities and talk through different options - there are also other local B&B's close to Loudwater Farm that your guests may be able to stay at.

Or for more information:

Please telephone: 01923 778483, or contact us here.

General Hire terms:

A minimum number of 6 people are required to book a retreat.
Currently a maximum number of 10 people can be accomodated for your retreat.
Weekend hire times: Friday access from 3pm - Sunday depart by 6pm.
A £100 booking deposit will be required to confirm the booking.

Please note: We currently only offer retreats from Fridays-Sundays.


The A-Z of Staying at Loudwater Farm:

Airports: Heathrow - Although Heathrow is a mere 17 miles away, (drive South on the M25 and follow signs to Terminals 1-5), it can take between 25 minutes and 2 hours to get there – the traffic is notorious and difficult to predict, so always allow for at least an hour. Visit: for more information.

Luton - Is just 30 minutes away, drive North on the M25, leave at Junction 21 for the M1 and follow signs to Luton Airport.

Gatwick - Follow the M25 South. Leave the M25 at Junction 7, then join the M23 motorway. Leave the M23 at Junction 9 and then follow signs to Gatwick North or South Terminals.

Alternatively there are regular trains from Watford Junction (a 10 minute taxi ride from Loudwater Farm) bound for Gatwick, Luton and Heathrow. For train timetables visit:

Airport Bus: If you are travelling by air, there is a useful bus service that goes from Heathrow Airport to Rickmansworth Station, approx once per hour – the No 724 coach (Green Line) – for more details visit:

Internet Access

There is free wireless broadband at the Farm – just type in the password which can be found above the kettle on the wall in the kitchen.

Kitchen Use

Feel free to store food in thr allocated fridge, however please throw away any leftovers or donate it to the communal drawers.

Please refrain from leaving food exposed as it is an invitation to little furry friends.

The kitchen is fully furnished with utensils. The halls are exclusive but the kitchen and lounge are shared, so please make sure that all areas are clean and tidy and wash up immediately after use. All the kitchen appliances for your use are expected to be used with care. Any damage caused other than by general wear and tear will be your responsibility to pay for.


Used bed linen and towels should be placed on the floor by the bed.


An A-Z road map of Great Britain is located in the top cupboard in the Lounge; please do not remove it, along with other maps and useful information on the local area.


Please have consideration that other people will likely be staying in the house with you:
a) Keep noise down and avoid noise before 8am & after 11pm.
c) Pets are not allowed at Loudwater Farm.
d) Candles are not allowed in the building.

Paying For Your Stay

Please note we prefer payment by Bank Transfer:

Loudwater Estate Ltd
Account No: 23281167
Sort Code: 20 91 79

Shopping & Buying Food

The nearest town is Rickmansworth, which is a 20-25 minute walk away. There are also two supermarkets, Waitrose and Marks & Spencers – as well as a local butchers and grocers etc. Banks: there is a Barclays, HSBC and a Natwest on the main High Street.


Please note the whole house including your room is a no smoking area. However there are buckets located outside that you may use to dispose of cigarettes.


Boughtons Taxi's – Rickmansworth Taxis Firm, call: 01923 896060.


The nearest train station is Rickmansworth, which is on the London Underground Metropolitan Line. It is a 20 minute walk or 3 minute taxi ride to Rickmansworth tube station. Trains take 26 minutes to Marylebone, London or 35 minutes to Baker Street, London. For train timetables visit: or for London Undergound (tube) services visit: For National Rail, Watford Junction is a 15 minute drive away.


There is a pleasant 30 minute circular walk around the farm. Just ask for details.

Cottage style kitchen

The Loudwater Farm Gardens

Kitchen Breakfast Table


Bedroom View

Bedroom View

Our Sunny Lounge

Relax by the River

Sunny Garden Patio

Loudwater Farm, Loudwater Lane, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 4HG  •