The Women’s Holiday centre is one of the cheapest residential holiday centres in the UK, and it is our mission to be able to provide holiday accommodation to as many women and children as possible, as everyone deserves the right to a holiday!
We operate a sliding scale (see below) which you use to calculate what you pay for your night’s stay based on your ‘Gross Annual Income’.
Gross Annual Income is the total amount of your income including tax credits, housing benefits etc, before tax or anything else is taken off of it.
The lowest rate, £10, is an emergency rate for women with NO income.
The £15 rate is usually for women on JSA, ESA, Universal Credit.
The £20 rate is usually for those receiving tax credits and/or a state pension.
*Our running costs are £25 per person per night so if you can pay that or more, then please do.
If you can’t afford that, then that’s exactly why we have a sliding scale where you can pay what you can afford.
Our £30 rate is for those earning £19,500 or more a year, or who earn less but are able and willing to pay extra to support the WHC.
*Please make sure you include all income when working out how much you should pay eg. Benefits, Housing benefit, Tax Credits, carer’s allowance, pension etc.*
|Total Monthly Income||Total Weekly Income||Price per night||Children 2 and over
||Children under two|
|Over £1,625||Over £375||£30.00||£10.00 per child||£2 per child|
|£1,301 to £1,625||£301 to £375||*£25.00*||£10.00 per child||£2 per child|
|£976 to £1,300||£226 to £300||£20.00||£10.00 per child||£2 per child|
|£651 to £975
||£151 to £225
||£15.00||£7.50 per child||£2 per child|
|Emergency Band||No benefits||£10.00||£5.00 per child||£2 per child|
To guarantee your booking we must receive a deposit of at least half the amount of your stay within 5 days – by cheque made payable to “The Women’s Holiday Centre”, bank transfer (HSBC sort code 404031 account number 01018396) or PayPal (click on button on right).
Deposits are non-refundable, and are charged on a per-night basis. Without a deposit your booking will not be complete.
Please phone or email the house to book.
The most likely times to catch a worker are 10 am – 12 noon and 6 pm – 8 pm
If you pay by Paypal, please add a reference with your name and the dates you are staying or we wont know what the money is for. They do take a cut of the money paid on PayPal, so a cheque or bank transfer is better for the house. However, ensuring you pay a deposit quickly is the most important thing, so that it secures your booking.
The price per night includes the cost of your food, which you cook yourself.
Donations are always very welcome. We also welcome your support with fundraising.
The payment system is operated on trust. If you have less than £150 total income, inc housing benefit etc per week, then you are welcome to ask about paying on the emergency band. This is expected to only be for those women who are not in receipt of any benefits or other income.
There is no cashpoint in the village, and we cannot accept card payments, but there are cashpoints in Settle, and we have WiFi, so you can log in to your bank to transfer money, or you can pay via PayPal to “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
We offer “3 nights for the price of 2“ mid-week during term time on request (excluding Friday and Saturday).
The maximum number of nights per visit is 14.
There is no set booking out time, but please remember to add a donation if you eat lunch and/or an evening meal on the day of your departure
Women coming in groups should still pay according to the sliding scale above eg. guests with income over £25,000 per year still pay £30 per night. The minimum rates below only apply when that is more than the total of what women pay as individuals.
Groups (both formal organised groups, or groups of friends) may book the whole house, closing it to other visitors. This must be for a minimum of two nights if it is at the weekend, with a minimum of 16 guests per night. The involvement of workers during this time can be negotiated, and boys up to their 15th birthday can come at the workers discretion. We usually only allow two closed-house bookings per month, and none during school holidays. The following minimum rates apply :-
- Statutory and funded groups / organisations – minimum £300 per night
- Informal and unfunded groups / organisations – minimum £200 per night
- Meeting space only, without overnight stay – by arrangement with workers
Feel free to contact us about this, but please remember that these amounts are the minimum we need to sustain the house. It might be possible to negotiate a lower amount mid-week at off-peak times, and our “3 nights for the price of 2” mid-week offer during term time still applies for group bookings (excluding Friday and Saturday).
Meeting space for women’s groups
Workshops or meetings can be held at the house by prior arrangement, and we may be able to book the village hall for you, if this would be more appropriate. This can be as part of an overnight stay for some or all of your group, or just as a daytime event. It is also possible to arrange for the house facilities to be available for a daytime meeting, depending on how many other guests are staying at the time. Please discuss this with the worker when you phone or email to make a booking.
Charges are based on the same sliding scale as above, less £2 per adult per night. This includes food and the use of house facilities. Tents and bedding etc are not provided, although there are often spare duvets and pillows, so ask when booking!