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Ochre House Retreat

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Ochre House Retreat
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Overview
6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum
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Ochre House is a unique multi-purpose vacation and studio facility located in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Built in 1938, this former United Church has been thoughtfully renovated to include all the modern amenities while respecting the beauty and clean lines of the original architecture. With a stunning seventeen-foot ceiling, spacious studio and generous living area, our facility offers an exceptional getaway experience for work or play. An hour and 45 minutes from St. John’s and four minutes from Northern Bay Sands Park, it is a perfect place for your extended family to kick back and relax. WORK Ochre House provides an exceptional opportunity to work without interruption in a clean, spacious and quiet environment. The main studio area features 600 square feet (55 square metres) of new...Ochre House is a unique multi-purpose vacation and studio facility located in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Built in 1938, this former United Church has been thoughtfully renovated to include all the modern amenities while respecting the beauty and clean lines of the original architecture. With a stunning seventeen-foot ceiling, spacious studio and generous living area, our facility offers an exceptional getaway experience for work or play. An hour and 45 minutes from St. John’s and four minutes from Northern Bay Sands Park, it is a perfect place for your extended family to kick back and relax. WORK Ochre House provides an exceptional opportunity to work without interruption in a clean, spacious and quiet environment. The main studio area features 600 square feet (55 square metres) of new birch hardwood flooring with a 17 foot (5.2m) ceiling and no posts. For presentation there is capacity for a seated audience of 40-100 depending on performance requirements. An ideal venue for a residency, retreat or workshop – no other facility in the province offers this combination of performance space and accommodation under one roof. (PLEASE NOTE: GATHERINGS OF OVER 12 ARE SUSPENDED DURING THE PANDEMIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) PLAY Stroll down to the beach and watch the fishing boats come and go at the busy wharf. See whales and icebergs in season off the breathtakingly rugged coast. Discover the endless web of hiking trails through woods and meadows. Build sand castles at Northern Bay Sands Park. Take a day trip up the coast to see the historic stone walls of Grates Cove. In the evening, sit around the fire and listen to the loons in the distance. Love to entertain? Bring your instruments and enjoy the beautiful acoustics. Love to cook? The large kitchen is stocked with all you need to get you started – condiments, sugar & spice, oil & vinegar, pots and pans. All you need to bring is your favourite food. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 3071More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Not suitable for student parties. Families and professional retreats welcome. During the pandemic, we are not hosting any events over the maximum of 12 guests, including day visitors.
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Lisa P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2015
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Reviewed July 7, 2021 via mobile

What an amazing weekend with my girlfriends- Lisa was amazing and answered all of my questions. The house is beautiful and location is perfect. They really thought of everything - will definitely be back again for our annual girls trip

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank nicolegX7244PF
Reviewed October 12, 2020

My very close group of girlfriends and I first went to the beautiful church in Ochre Pit Cove in July 2014, and we loved it so much we’ve returned for a dreamy girls’ weekend every summer since. We’ve loved seeing the renovations over the years,...More

Date of stay: August 2020
1  Thank meghanmO1311AI
Reviewed September 15, 2020

Spent last weekend at Ochre Pit Retreat Centre...everything was just wonderful! My only recommendation would be to have a flat screen smart tv in the main auditorium and downstairs!

Date of stay: September 2020
1  Thank H A
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Wonderful rental in a gorgeous setting. The place is very spacious...perfect for a large group or a couple of families. Lisa has thought of every detail. The rooms are very comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped. We are looking forward to returning. Ochre...More

Date of stay: September 2018
2  Thank dtas
BackPacker168912, VR Owner at Ochre House Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to having you back! Lisa

Reviewed September 23, 2018

A hidden gem. Very clean, friendly staff, meals are great. Only 1 1/2 hours from St. John's on Route 70. 3.2 Km from Northern Bay Sands. Quiet, peaceful. Walk to local beach or wharf. 6 beautiful bedrooms 5 bathrooms. For a great getaway or retreat,...More

Date of stay: September 2018
2  Thank GBL112
BackPacker168912, VR Owner at Ochre House Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

I'm so glad you had a good stay. Hope to see you again in the future! Lisa

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

Can't say enough about Ochre House...have stayed here on a yoga retreat several times and love it more each time. With six bedrooms, you have your quiet space but then you have large gathering areas to meet for meals, presentations, games, yoga whatever. There's a...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank sandys29ATLANTIC
Management response:Responded September 28, 2017

Thanks Sandy. You guys are a treat to cook for. I look forward to having you back next year. Lisa

Reviewed August 14, 2017

A wonderful location with a view of the ocean. We were blown away with the quality & coziness of this place. Bright, spacious rooms that will exceed your expectations. Fully stocked kitchen, laundry, games room & a deck that overlooks the horseshoe and fire pit....More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Clare M
Management response:Responded September 28, 2017

We're glad you had a good time.

Reviewed August 14, 2017

My eight sisters and I gathered at Ochre House Retreat for a two-night celebration to commemorate birthdays past, present, and future. The accommodation was excellent. The beds were comfortable, the 5 bathrooms were very convenient, and the kitchen contained all the utensils and cookware we...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Diane C
Management response:Responded September 28, 2017

HI Diane, We're so glad you had a good time. We love families.And thanks for taking such good care of Ochre House. Lisa

Reviewed August 12, 2016

This place is fabulous. There were 6 of us for the week, and 8 of us for 5 days of those days. Plenty of room for 5 women working in the kitchen and we could all eat together at the dining room table(and there was...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank Sandra G
Management response:Responded October 31, 2016

Hi Sandra, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are installing new lighting during our winter upgrade. We like to maintain privacy for our guests, but not so private that you can't find us! Lisa

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
We are a 4 minute drive to popular Northern Bay Sands and there's plenty of hiking around the hills and old rail beds.
Getting around
We are a very rural area with no public transit. A wonderful place to hop in your car and explore!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ochre House Retreat

Ochre House Retreat is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Ochre House Retreat has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Ochre House Retreat has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Ochre House Retreat must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.