Each house has its own little bit of garden
at the front and there's also an area of lawn at the back
where occasionally a red squirrel has been spotted. The women
see to their own decorating and furnishing and have council
tax to pay, but all the maintenance services are
administered by the charity's
trustees. Each member of the close-knit community is also encouraged to attend a weekly service at
the on-site chapel and must notify the 'Mother' if they are to
be away for more than 24 hours.
St. Anne’s is usually open to visitors to
walk around the courtyard
and gardens. You might find yourself in a
conversation with one of the residents who might show you the
chapel and sell you some of the apples from their garden if you're
there in autumn.