Theodore House

Bed & Breakfast

A total of 25 bedrooms, all of which are en-suite, offer either single or twin occupancy in a clean, comfortable and modern environment. The bedrooms are mostly situated on the first floor of Theodore House, which has lift access, and make the most of natural lighting. Our beds are all fitted with very comfortable mattresses; with the quiet surroundings and fresh air, a good night’s sleep is guaranteed! Wi-Fi is accessible from all the bedrooms.

Cost per night currently: Single room, £45 / Twin room, £60

Cost per night from 1st September 2022: Single room, £52.50 / Twin room, £70



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Theodore House boasts a very spacious and light-filled central atrium with excellent acoustics. Ideal for larger conferences, lectures or training events. The partitions with the meeting rooms on either side can be folded away for a larger space, if the capacity is needed.

Capacity: 80 persons or 150 persons (expanded)

Pricing: £300 per day, £200 per half-day


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Meeting Rooms

Two, generous meeting rooms, with excellent lighting, sound proofing and privacy blinds are available at Theodore House for whole day, half-day or hourly usage.

Capacity: 35 persons (lecture style) or 18 persons (boardroom style)

Pricing: £150 per day, £100 per half-day


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Theodore House welcomes retreat groups, offering space and silence with exclusive use of the facilities. A chapel is available for prayer and for the celebration of Mass, as is the beautiful St Peter’s church located next to Theodore House. We offer reduced rates for parishes and schools.

Capacity: 150 persons (non-residential) or 32 persons (residential)

Pricing: dependent on requirements


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A dining room overlooking the garden and woods provides seating for up to 40 guests. Full or half-board catering can be provided for residential groups. Hot meals, cold buffets and afternoon tea are offered for non-residential groups, as are tea, coffee and biscuits.

Please click here to view our catering menu.

Some example meal choices are:

Buffet 2 – £8.50 per person

Sandwiches, wedges of pork pies and mini pork pies, sausage rolls, large chicken goujons, mini bites on sticks (sausage and pickle, tomato and mozzarella etc.)V, homemade French bread pizzaV, spring rollsV, vegetarian quicheV, selection of Indian bitesV, tempura prawns, crisps.

Two-course hot meal – £9.90 per person

A choice of mains, e.g. lasagne and salad, beef chilli and rice, lamb hot-pot with beetroot and red cabbage, and a dessert

About Theodore House

Set on the gorgeous Stonyhurst Estate, Theodore House is a Grade II listed building previously known as the Old Mill. Dating to the 1840s, the site was a corn mill built by the Jesuit school that relocated to Stonyhurst Hall from St Omer, France in 1794. The mill was run by the school community as part of the operation to sustain itself. Comprising of a three-storey block with parallel pitched roofs, the mill was powered by water from the two canal ponds that still grace the College’s main driveway.

The site was carefully renovated by the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst – a Catholic educational charity – as a study, retreat and conference venue, winning the 2019 regional Building Excellence award from LABC. Theodore House is used by the charity for its events, whilst being operated commercially by its subsidiary company, trading as Theodore House.

Around & About

The Stonyhurst Estate is set in the heart of the Ribble Valley, which in turn is officially at the centre of the United Kingdom. Theodore House is located near the confluence of the Rivers Hodder and Ribble, and a gateway to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Forest of Bowland.

The Ribble Valley has something for everyone: heritage for the history-lovers; stunning trails and treks for walkers and cyclists; a range of gastronomic experiences, be it for the more discerning food-enthusiasts or simply to fill an empty stomach; idyllic villages and cultural events.

More information about Ribble Valley’s attractions can be found here
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Contact details


Phone: 01254 827 263

Address: Theodore House, Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9PZ