Sue burge - Tutor of Nature Poetry & This is your Life - A Day of Memoir Writing

"The Cambridge Writing Retreat is by far the nicest venue I have taught in to date. Gaynor is so welcoming and makes both tutors and participants feel very comfortable and at ease. The writing spaces are beautiful: cosy rooms, a lovely garden and a huge and homely kitchen table. I felt very spoilt and well-looked after. Delicious food, good company and first-class accommodation. I would jump at the opportunity to teach there again."


‘Such a good day, energy and sparks with congenial people, inspiring ideas and nurturing food  - what more could anyone ask? Thanks so much. I’ll definitely come back.’


‘The day has given me more than I could have imagined, so much more than a ‘course’. I will take away a feeling of being able to write.’


‘Gaynor provided a wonderfully safe and nurturing space - and delicious food- to help get the juices flowing. Thank you for opening up your home.’


Thanks to Gaynor and Sue....I spent a fantastic, relaxing day at CWR writing poetry, eating great food and enjoying good company. A thoroughly refreshing experience, exploring my creative side- beats going to a spa any day!


'I came to the Cambridge Writing Retreat on a simple recommendation from a friend of a friend, so I really had no expectations. Had I come with high expectations for a peaceful and nurturing retreat and/or ambitious goals for growth in my writing, they would have been well and truly exceeded. 

I was greeted by serene nature and beautiful grounds and a warm and all-encompassing atmosphere the minute I walked in the door. It was pleasure to be surrounded by a diverse group of inspiring and like-minded people, talented tutors, artists and the gracious warm heart of Gaynor and her home. 

In a mixed bunch of Heavily Humble Hobbiest’s, to Proficient Published Poets, there was something for everyone; the open and welcoming environment was wonderfully creativity and I believe everyone left full of inspiration….

……or at the very least, full of truly magnificent handmade focaccia bread!'

Heidi Williamson - Tutor of Working towards a pamphlet or collection workshop

“There's something magical about The Cambridge Writing Retreat. The beautiful natural surroundings help you shake the daily dust off your boots and thinking as soon as you enter the drive. The house is spacious, warm and open, filled with nooks and crannies to hide away in and create. Gaynor is a delightful host - she really made us feel at home and looked after. It was a very special day.”