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You will find below details of our retreats for the coming year - they are regularly updated with new dates and venues, so make sure you check back regularly or join our mailing list so we can keep you right up to date.

We take a great deal of care when selecting our venues.  Each property offers something special in its location or style and has a variety of accommodation.  If you would like a specific room please telephone us as soon as possible to make your booking.  We offer discounts on shared rooms, so if you are coming along with a friend or partner please call us.  We don't charge single supplements on any of our rooms and we don't ask you to share a room with a stranger.  There are lots of details about how our Retreats work on our FAQs page, but please do drop us an email if you have any further questions.  We look forward to welcoming you to a Retreat soon.

What's Included:

What's included:

Accommodation for 3 nights

All meals, snacks and refreshments (including wine with dinner)

Tailored Reading Prescription

Goody Bag 

 A published author joining us for a dinner

Prices start from around £450 per person for a single room


"Thank you for a truly rare opportunity to switch off external distractions and just READ.  Food, setting and company were all top notch.  Thank you!"

Ben


"Regrettably, all good things come to an end, but this experience has been an exceptional one!"

P.M.


Cosy Country House, Shropshire

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<span style="><span style=" font-family:open> An elegantly decorated yet homely 17th century house located deep in the rolling hills of the Shropshire countryside that offers lots of perfect reading spaces and six gorgeous bedrooms (all named after birds!) and three separate bathrooms.   A.E. Housman described this village as 'the quietest place under the sun' in his book 'A Shropshire Lad'  so if you are looking for rest and relaxation it will not disappoint.  Our guest Authors will be announced soon.

 

Weekend Retreat

Room l : King Room with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 2: Twin Room with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 3: Double Room with shared bathroom  - BOOKED

Room 4: Super King with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 5: King Room with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 6: Double Room with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Midweek  Retreat

Room l : King Room with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 2: Twin Room with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 3: Double Room with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 4: Super King with shared bathroom - BOOKED 

Room 5: King Room with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 6: Double Room with shared bathroom - BOOKED

 

There is ample parking on site and the nearest station is Craven Arms which is approximately 9 miles away.  This is a non- smoking house.


Glorious Waterfront House, Suffolk

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We are delighted to be returning to Thorpeness on the Suffolk coast. This unique village developed in the 1920’s is one of only two purpose built holiday villages in the UK, the other being Portmerion. This time we are in one of the most stunning houses on the edge of the 64 acre Meare, with the beach a short walk away.  Areas of the Meare have been inspired by Peter Pan, as JM Barrie was a close friend of the Ogilvies, the family who developed this very special place.

Nestled on the Meare, it almost feels like the setting an Agatha Christie mystery so we are delighted that our Midweek guest author is Sophie Hannah - check out our Themed Retreats page for more information!

Our weekend guest author will be announced soon!

This house offers us the perfect winter place to snuggle up with a good book.

This property provides us with 2 reading rooms and 6 bedrooms.
 

WEEKEND
 

Room 1:  King Room with en-suite shower - BOOKED


Room 2: King Room, en-suite shower - BOOKED
 

Room 3: King Room, en-suite shower - BOOKED
 

Room 4: King, with shared bathroom - BOOKED
 

Room 5: Twin bedroom with shared bathroom - BOOKED
 

Room 6:  Single with shared bathroom - BOOKED

 

MIDWEEK - AGATHA CHRISTIE SPECIAL

 

Room 1:  King Room with en-suite shower - BOOKED


Room 2: King Room, en-suite shower - BOOKED
 

Room 3: King Room, en-suite shower - BOOKED
 

Room 4: King, with shared bathroom - BOOKED
 

Room 5: Twin bedroom with shared bathroom - BOOKED
 

Room 6:  Single with shared bathroom - BOOKED

 


There is parking for 3 cars on site but further on-road parking.  The nearest station is Saxmundham and is 6 miles away. This is a non-smoking property


Beach Front House - Suffolk

 

Comfortable and spacious traditional holiday home that’s right on the sea-front. The sea and the sky are endlessly changing and can be seen from most of the rooms in this charming spacious house. 

The double-sized reading room has a cosy fire which we keep stoked up, and there are other little reading nooks to make your own.

Thorpeness is a unique seaside resort that was custom built as a holiday destination in the 1900s.  Voted Weirdest Village in England in 2003, we think it’s full of interest and very beautiful - even in the bleakest winter weather.

Our guest authors will be announced soon

This property provides 5 bedrooms.
 

WEEKEND
 

Room 1:  King Room with private bathroom and sea view - BOOKED

 

Room 2: Double with en-suite
 

Room 3: Twin with shared bathroom and sea view - BOOKED
 

Room 4: Double with shared bathroom - BOOKED
 

Room 5: Double with shared bathroom and sea view
 

 

MIDWEEK
 

Room 1:  King Room with private bathroom and sea view

 

Room 2: Double with en-suite
 

Room 3: Twin with shared bathroom and sea view
 

Room 4: Double with shared bathroom
 

Room 5: Double with shared bathroom and sea view

 


There is ample on street parking.  The nearest station is Saxmundham and is 6 miles away. This is a non-smoking property


VIctorian cliff top house - Norfolk

 

This beautifully appointed Victorian house is perched on a cliff top in the Norfolk village of Mundesley, this benefits from spacious light and airy rooms and some great views.  The beach is a short walk away, perfect for blowing away winter blues in between cosy reading sessions. All the bedrooms are en-suite.

Our guest authors will be announced soon.

Weekend Retreat

Room 1: King with ensuite - BOOKED

 

Room 2: King with ensuite

 

Room 3: King with ensuite

 

Room 4: King with ensuite

 

Room 5: Garden studio with ensuite - BOOKED

 

Room 6: Single with ensuite - BOOKED

 

Room 7: Single with ensuite - BOOKED

 

Midweek Retreat

 

Room 1: King with ensuite

 

Room 2: King with ensuite

 

Room 3: King with ensuite

 

Room 4: King with ensuite

 

Room 5: Garden studio with ensuite - BOOKED

 

Room 6: Single with ensuite - BOOKED

 

Room 7: Single with ensuite - BOOKED

 
 
There is ample off road parking and the nearest station Gunton is which is 4 miles away.  This is a non-smoking property.
 
 

RIverside Idyll - Somerset

 

 

We are delighted to be returning to this lovely riverside house near Taunton. With stunning views over the Somerset Levels, this beautiful house has a large living room as the main reading room, with an additional garden room to enjoy the view. 

The cosy kitchen has plenty of space for chatting about books and there are several perfect reading spots dotted about. Each room is beautifully furnished and looks out over the lovely garden or the river.

Our guest authors will be announced soon

 

Weekend Retreat

Room 1: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

 

Room 2: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

 

Room 3: Double with shared bathroom

 

Room 4: King (or Twin) with shared bathroom

 

Room 5: Super King with en-suite - BOOKED

 

 

Midweek Retreat

Room 1: Double with en-suite

 

Room 2: Double with en-suite

 

Room 3: Double with shared bathroom

 

Room 4: King (or Twin) with shared bathroom

 

Room 5: Super King with en-suite

 

 

 

 

There is ample off road parking and and the nearest station is Taunton which is 10 miles away. This is a non-smoking property.

 


Georgian Town House - Derbyshire

 

We are really looking forward to returning to this  impressive Georgian house on the edge of Matlock, this manages to be both convenient (a short walk from Matlock station) and yet have a quiet restful feeling.  The house looks out over a local park which Readers occasionally take their coffee and books out to! As well as the dedicated Reading Room, there is a cosy nook off the kitchen where you can curl up and read with the sounds and smells of our excellent cooking just around the corner.

Our guest authors will be announced soon.

Weekend Retreat

Room 1: King with Shared bathroom

Room 2: Twin with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 3: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 4: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 5: Double with en-suite

Midweek Retreat

Room 1: King with Shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 2: Twin with en-suite

Room 3: Double with en-suite

Room 4: Double with en-suite

Room 5: Double with en-suite

There is on-street parking and some designated space in a nearby car park. The nearest station is Matlock which is 1 mile away. This is a non-smoking house.

 

 

October 2019

Weekend Retreat

Friday 4th  - Monday 7th October 

King Room with en-suite  £650

Super King Room with Shared Bathroom £600

Double Room with Shared Bathroom £575

Twin Room with Shared Bathroom £575

 

Midweek Retreat 

Tuesday 8th  - Friday 11th October

King Room with en-suite  £650

Super King Room with Shared Bathroom £600

Double Room with Shared Bathroom £575

Twin Room with Shared Bathroom £575


November 2019

Weekend Retreat

Friday 15th November to Monday 18th November 2019

King with en-suite £650

King with shared bathroom £600

Twin with shared bathroom £600

Single with shared bathroom £500

Weekday Retreat

*AGATHA CHRISTIE SPECIAL*  Now fully booked

Tuesday 19th November to Friday 22nd November 2019 

King with en-suite £650

King with shared bathroom £600

Twin with shared bathroom £600

Single with shared bathroom £500


January 2020

Weekend Retreat

Friday 10th to Monday 13th January 2020

King with private bathroom and seaview £600

Double with en-suite £575

Twin with shared bathroom and sea view £550

Double with shared bathroom and sea view £550

Double with shared bathroom £525

 

 

Weekday Retreat

Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th January 2020

King with private bathroom and seaview £550

Double with en-suite £525

Twin with shared bathroom and sea view £500

Double with shared bathroom and sea view £500

Double with shared bathroom £475


February 2020

Weekend Retreat 

Friday 21st to Monday 24th February 2020

King ensuite - £650

 

Garden studio ensuite - £700

 

Single ensuite - £500

 

Midweek Retreat 

 

Tuesday 25th - Friday 28th February 2020

 

King ensuite - £600

 

Garden studio ensuite - £650

 

Single ensuite - £450

 

 


March/April 2020

Weekend Retreat 
 

Friday 27th - Monday 30th March 2020

Double with ensuite £600

Double with shared bathroom £550

King (or can be made Twin) with shared bathroom £575

Super King with ensuite £625

 

Midweek Retreat 

Tuesday 31st March - Friday 3rd April

Double with ensuite £550

King (or can be made Twin) with shared bathroom £525

Super King with ensuite £575

 


June 2020

Weekend Retreat

Friday 12th - Monday 15th June 2020

King with Shared bathroom £600

Twin with en-suite £650

Double with en-suite 650

 

Midweek Retreat

Tuesday 16th - Friday 19th June 2020

King with Shared bathroom £575

Twin with en-suite £625

Double with en-suite £625