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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 £450 per person


"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.


Wonderful Georgian Townhouse, Derbyshire

 

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Built in 1753, this Georgian Townhouse is our chosen location for June.  It’s in Matlock, a former spa town, with lovely walks in the nearby park along the river and to the boating lake.   The house is tastefully decorated and welcoming with plenty of places to tuck away with your book.  It has a wealth of original features including beamed ceilings, original fireplaces and quarry tiled floors.  We have five bedrooms for readers and look forward to welcoming you in Derbyshire.

Our guest authors will be announced soon.

 

Weekend Retreat

Room l : King Room with shared bathroom 

Room 2: Twin Room with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 3: Double Room with en-suite

Room 4 Double Room with en-suite

Room 5: Double Room with en-suite - BOOKED

 

Midweek  Retreat

Room l : King Room with shared bathroom  - BOOKED

Room 2: Twin Room with en-suite

Room 3: Double Room with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 4 Double Room with en-suite

Room 5: Double Room with en-suite

 

There is some designated parking nearby and also on-street parking. The nearest station is Matlock which is 1 mile away.  This is a non-smoking property.


Cosy Country House, Shropshire

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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 

Room 5: King Room with shared bathroom

Room 6: Double Room with shared bathroom 

Midweek  Retreat

Room l : King Room with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 2: Twin Room with shared bathroom 

Room 3: Double Room with shared bathroom 

Room 4: Super King with shared bathroom 

Room 5: King Room with shared bathroom

Room 6: Double Room with shared bathroom 

 

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
 

Room 5: Twin bedroom with shared bathroom
 

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



June 2019

Weekend Retreat 

Friday 21st - Monday 24th June

Double Room with en-suite  £650

Twin Room with en- suite £625

King Room with Shared Bathroom £600

Midweek Retreat 

Tuesday 25th - Friday 28th June

Double Room with en-suite  £650

Twin Room with en- suite £625

King Room with Shared Bathroom £600

 

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 SOLD OUT

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