Work, Worship, Study and Play

Pricing Policy

Othona is a charity and our standard adult rate reflects the real cost of your stay, but we try to ensure that people are not excluded due the the cost of events, so offer concession rates and bursaries if required

The concessionary adult rate is freely available to those who need it. It's not tied to eligibility for state benefits, for instance. You choose if it's appropriate for you and we will accept your decision.

We don't quote concessionary rates for children, but are happy to consider a reduction if your family needs it. Please contact us to discuss this in confidence.

If even the concessionary rate is a problem for you, we have a bursary fund. Applications for bursaries can be made to the centre manager, and are treated in confidence.

See our How to Book and How to Pay pages for details.

If you have any questions, do contact us at office@othonaessex.org.uk or 01621 776564.

Each event in our programme does have the basic costs, but the complete set of rates for 24 hour stay are:

  • Adults - £42
  • Concession - £31
  • Children £1 per day for each year of the child's age
  • On some events the oldest child comes free if you bring two or children (Please see the event details)
  • Full-time students £31 (current NUS card or equivalent required)
  • If you wish to have your own room and there are no single rooms left, then you will be charged an extra 25% on top of your normal cost.

If you can please bring your own towel, bed sheet, duvet cover and pillow cases as this saves on washing our own linen which saves on our limited energy. If you can't do this then you can hire these from us for £7 per set per stay.

N.B. the cancellation date is not when you decide, but the day when we hear about it!

If you have to cancel we will refund a varying proportion of your payment.

  • More than 4 weeks ahead of the event start date: all but the deposit
  • Less than 4 weeks, more than 1 week ahead: 50%
  • Less than 1 week ahead: 10%
  • On or after the start date: nil

N.B. the cancellation date is not when you decide, but the day when we hear about it!

Please read our Terms and Conditions before your book.

Nobody wants cancellations, but they do happen. We don't like to see you heavily out of pocket either. So we suggest you consider taking out insurance (unless you already have cover, e.g. an annual holiday package). This could guard against you losing money if you have to cancel.