We hope you will visit and that you will enjoy your stay with us.
Because we are aware that different people have different requirements, we offer a number of different sorts of accommodation in the house.
Single rooms and en-suite rooms: well equipped, comfortable rooms with made up beds
Twin guest rooms: with a comfortable made up bed in a twin bedded room. If you don't come with a friend, you will share with someone of the same gender.
Dormitory or basic accommodation: If you would like basic accommodation you need to bring a sleeping bag or single sheet and duvet cover; pillow case and towel. Dorm accommodation means space in a shared room. You may get a bed or a camp bed or mattress on the floor. Pillows are provided with basic accommodation.
One of our rooms is en-suite. For the others we have a good number of bathrooms near guest accommodation. If you are coming to The Buddhist House for a course or other event, please confirm which nights you wish to stay and what accommodation you want. Accommodation is offered at a discounted rate for students.
Accommodation costs (including meals):
- Basic (bring a sleeping bag, pillow case and towel) £15 per day
- Twin room £25 per day
- Single room £35 per day
- ‘Glamping’ in the garden cabin £35 per day in double bed (£45 for a couple)
- Single en-suite room £45 per day or £60 if shared
please let us know in advance, particularly if you have allergies. There is usually a vegan option. At times when there are not events on there may be self-catering options. We are smoke and alcohol free.
Practice: You are welcome to join in our Buddhist practice whilst staying in the house, but there is no obligation to do so. There is generally a daily practice in the mornings and we have some evening groups which you are generally welcome to join. Other days practice is informal.
Accommodation for events: If you are attending a course or other training event, you are welcome to stay in The Buddhist House. You can also usually stay extra days before or after an event if you wish. Check that this arrangement is possible by contacting email@example.com
Personal retreats: At the Buddhist House we also welcome visitors who would like to come and stay to practice Buddhism with us and learn more about our way of life. The house is also open to people wanting individual visits and retreats at most times when there is not another event taking place. Find out more about personal retreats and therapy retreats at The Buddhist House.
Facilities: The house has a large shrine room, a smaller consulting room/meeting room and a well stocked library as well as a large sitting room, dining room and several kitchen areas. We have accommodation for about 16 people which can be extended if necessary using camp beds. There are also local hotels and pub accommodation. There is wifi throughout. If you are a student, it can be a good plan to schedule a few days at the house in between courses to study and use our excellent library
Narborough is a Leicestershire village, situated just beyond the Leicester ring road and near to the M1/M69 motorway interchange. We are a large village, surrounded by fields, but with easy access to the city, the centre of which is about six miles away. The historic river Soar runs through the village and the house looks out on water meadows.
By Rail: Narborough station is literally just round the corner from us. It is on the line between Leicester and Birmingham. From the station, walk up the hill to a mini roundabout (two minutes) and turn left and you will find the house a further two minutes’ walk on left, after passing a newsagents, the Narborough Arms & the Nat West bank. Details of trains can be found at www.thetrainline.com
By Air:Narborough is within easy reach of Birmingham, East Midlands, Stanstead and and Luton airports. Flightlink buses connect Leicester directly to Stanstead, Heathrow and Gatwick (though Gatwick is south of London so is least convenient.
By Coach: The nearest National Express buses come to Leicester (St Margaret's Street Bus Station). From there you can either walk to Haymarket Bus station (about five minutes, ask at the information desk for directions) and catch a bus to Narborough, or else you can get a taxi. Details of buses including Flightlink can be found at www.nationalexpress.com
By Car: We are ten minutes from junction 21 of the M1. Follow Leicester signs off the motorway roundabout. As soon as you are on the dual carriage way, get into the right hand lane. At next roundabout you will see Narborough signed right. Keep following Narborough signs, straight on at Foxhunters roundabout, then left turn into Narborough village (signed to Narborough & Littlethorpe) immediately after going under a motorway bridge (crossing back under M1). The house is in the middle of Narborough village, just after the Nat West Bank. The house is easy to spot as it has the biggest chimneys in the village. You can probably park in the drive. Please park tightly against the car in front as others may have to get in too! Post code for SAT NAV: LE19 2GR. You can also find us on google maps