Retreat holiday with CWR

This special retreat offers a five day break from Monday to Friday, with departure on Saturday. Children are welcome but there is no children’s programme this week.

Join CWR's Andy Peck for five days of holiday and retreat at our French holiday park.

At Le Pas Opton, relaxation and refreshment are always a top priority. So these five recreational days will give you all the usual holiday opportunities – great food and drink, four-star holiday facilities and quality accommodation in a Christian environment.

The Retreat Holiday offers far more, however. It’s an opportunity to step away from the everyday and invest time in exploring your faith with the support of an experienced Retreat Guide. You can make this a personal retreat or join a small group for discussion and prayer.

Words like meditation, contemplation and retreat are not normally found at the heart of the evangelical vocabulary. But Andy promises to explain their value and help guests explore and discover their spiritual benefits, perhaps for the first time.


Choose from a wide range of accommodation including villas, mobile homes or a Luxury Tent. All of our accommodation options are comfortable and equipped with everything that you need for a relaxing holiday.


Prices start at just £300 for accommodation in a Luxury Tent or £350 to stay in a mobile home. That's per unit for the whole retreat, not per person! All bookings include a free Dover-Calais ferry crossing and access to the full programme of activities, the optional spiritual programme and all the on-site four-star facilities.

Prices for solo travellers start at £155, not including ferry. Call or email us for more information.


From the swimming pool to the relaxing Vendée Vous café, there are plenty of facilities to enjoy at Le Pas Opton. Enjoy a pizza from the takeaway, wine from the bar or take a walk down by the river. Le Pas Opton has everything that you need for a relaxed holiday! Take a look at what facilities are offered at Le Pas Opton here.

Click on the photo to find out more about our speaker.

Andy Peck


Andy Peck Pic
Andy Peck Pic

Andy Peck has served as a pastor in three independent churches in the south and is the author of a number of books on Bible based themes. He worked at CWR (now Waverley Abbey Trust) for 14 years leading a variety of courses including retreat days, weekends and days on Spiritual Formation and training in Spiritual Direction. He is currently an editor and presenter with Premier Radio and also part of a team of writers of the Every Day with Jesus daily reading notes.

He and his wife Nic, have two 'boys' aged 18 and 20 and live in Reigate, Surrey. In his spare time he runs, cycles, golfs, and follows Everton Football Club.

    Susie Downie

    Worship Leader

    Susie Downie
    Susie Downie

    Having always had a passion for worship and music Susan transitioned from children’s work to Worship leader in the early millennium within the Vineyard Movement and currently at St Paul’s Salisbury.

    Her desire remains in seeing people respond to Gods love in worship.

      Real holiday

      Set in the beautiful Vendée region, Le Pas Opton gives you so many opportunities to relax and be refreshed:

      • Laze away some time in our Coffee Shop, bar and conservatory
      • Feast on freshly baked croissants, baguettes and pastries
      • Get active by hiring a bike or canoe
      • Find your own place in our spacious park: sit by the river or seek seclusion among the trees
      • Pick a local restaurant for a special lunch or dinner
      • Stroll the charming streets of local fishing villages and historic towns