Welcome to Bullocks Ley Workshop & Retreat Centre

Bullocks Ley is a Workshop and Retreat Centre housed in a converted victorian agricultural building set in a protected area of open countryside in North Suffolk, designated ‘special landscape’.

It provides 1000 square feet of workshop space and residential accommodation for up to 32 people in a light, warm and comfortable environment.

Despite its rural location Bullocks Ley is easy to get to: Diss railway station is only 5 miles away and is itself just 90 minutes from London Liverpool Street. Pretty much in the centre of East Anglia, Bullocks Ley is well served by the region’s road network and is to be found scarcely more than a stone's throw from the A143.

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I really loved your venue. I particularly liked the plentiful sofas and relaxing area, which so many venues lack. I also loved the way you and Jackie welcomed everyone with such warmth, giving a feeling somewhere between being house guests and members of the family. And the aesthetics of the group room were really uplifting.

Abel B’Hahn

The workshop space was spacious and a pleasure to be in. They house itself is beautiful to behold, with its warm colors and lovely views of open fields and trees. The hosts were warm and welcoming, and the food was some of the best I have had in a retreat center. I felt very safe, very well cared for, and I do hope I can come back!

Ariel Giarretto – Faculty, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute USA

Mark has created a beautiful space which will enhance any event and his passion to make your stay perfect in every way will leave you feeling valued and cared for. Bullocks Ley is not just a venue, rather a complete and loving experience for those who value community and connection!

Colin Campbell

Bullocks Ley has great facilities with a large, light filled group room and comfortable beds. The design of the whole venue gives it a feeling of spaciousness, I especially loved the openness of the dining room and seated area downstairs.

Helen Trenor

I have had the pleasure of leading several events at Bullocks Ley. The craftsmanship of the venue is superb, and it feels great to be there. Mark Brown is easy to work with, and a man of very solid integrity. He and his team have made every effort to accommodate our needs, and make us feel at home. Put this beautiful and unique venue on your short list.

Jason Weston