Courses & Retreat Days


All writers need inspiration, motivation and to refresh their creativity.  We have curated  a variety of tutored courses - with a mix of fiction, memoir, and poetry - led by experienced and talented tutors.  We also offer un-tutored retreat days, where you can focus completely on your writing.  This is dedicated, uninterrupted time where you can be your most productive and creative, with as much or as little solitude as you need.  

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Tutored One-Day Courses

Our tutored one-day courses start at 10:00am and end at 5:00pm.  We choose different tutors and subjects throughout the year.  Our aim is to offer variety and for the chance for students to come back and experience the retreat again and again. All courses include coffee on arrival, two course, homemade, vegetarian lunch and afternoon tea and cake.  Click the link below to view available courses.


Day Retreat 

A day to relax and write in a beautiful and tranquil environment. If you have a project on the go and can’t seem to carve out dedicated time, or you want to kick start a new piece of work – book this day as a treat for yourself and get cracking. Whatever your goals we’re here to help you reconnect with your writing and ensure you have a wonderfully peaceful, yet productive day.  Your host Gaynor will be on hand to provide delicious home-made meals and snacks. Each day begins at 10:00 am and ends at 5:00pm.

Price: £40 a day – including coffee, lunch and afternoon tea


Weekend Retreats

In the autumn, we will be offering weekend residential retreats, for those who have attended the day courses and retreats, and who wish to spend more time on their writing.  There will be space for a maximum of 5 people. The retreats will be untutored and will begin on Friday afternoon and finish on Sunday afternoon.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.  Accommodation will be offered in the Shepherd's Hut, our Bothy (ready next spring)  and in the house. All rooms are single occupancy.

Price: £300 per person