Reading Retreat

Retreats 2018

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.  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 dinner

Prices start from £450 per person


"A beautifully organised retreat with all the time in the world to read and indulge yourself.  All practicalities are taken care of, including excellent meals and snacks."



Classic Kent Countryside, Sittingbourne, Kent

We have found the most beautiful traditional Oast House, with its distinctive roundels (where four of the bedrooms have curved walls), located in the heart of the Kent countryside, it offers wonderful woodland walks right on the doorstep.  We are offering this Retreat as a Midweek break.  We will be welcoming Giselle Green on the Wednesday. All rooms are en-suite with either a shower or full bath so if you want to read your book in the bath you can guarantee complete peace and quiet. This fabulous house offers us the following accommodation:

Room 1: King size Double with en-suite bathroom

Rooms 2: King size Double with en-suite shower

Room 3: Double with en-suite bathroom

Room 4: Double with en-suite shower

Room 5: Double with en-suite wetroom

Room 6: Twin with en-suite wetroom

Off street parking is available and the nearest station is 3.5 miles. This is a non-smoking property.

Idyllic Riverside Retreat, Nr Taunton, Somerset

Come and join us in Somerset, formaly two cottages now transformed into a beautifully appointed house with a boutique hotel feel. Set right on the riverbank, between books you can watch the sun set over the water and perhaps see otters and kingfishers making an appearance.  This stunning retreat is located in the heart of the Somerset levels and for those who would like to get a breath of fresh air, it has some lovely walks straight from the door.

We are offering this Retreat as a Weekend break and a Midweek break (which we offer at a slightly reduced price).  We will be welcoming an different author at each retreat. 

This fabulous house has five rooms, three en-suite and two with shared facilities (two shower rooms and 1 bath/shower room). 

Room 1:  King Size with en-suite shower

Room 2:  Double with en-suite shower

Room 3:  Double with shared use of a bathroom and separate shower room on the same floor

Room 4:  Super King (or can be Twin) with shared use of a bathroom and separate shower room on the same floor

Room 5:  Super King (or can be Twin) with en-suite  shower room


Off street parking is available and the nearest station is 10 miles. This is a non-smoking property.

Cosy Farmhouse On Country Estate, Lincolnshire

Images courtesy of Instinctive Photography

Images courtesy of Instinctive Photography


We are delighted to be able to offer this retreat in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside. This small retreat in located in a beautifully refurbished traditional Georgian farmhouse in the grounds of Doddington Hall.  Built in 1595 by Robert Smythson, one of England’s foremost Elizabethan Architects, Doddington Hall was completed in 1600 and has never been sold. Since 2006 Doddington has been a much-loved family home.   Set in five acres of gardens with beautiful walks to explore on the doorstep. 

This lovely cosy house offers us the following accommodation, all rooms are en-suite:

Room 1: Double 

Room 2: Double 

Room 3: Twin

Room 4: Twin

There is ample parking on site. The nearest station is 7 miles.  This is a non-smoking property


Our Autumn\Winter programme for 2018 will be announced very soon. 

Make sure you join our mailing list here so you are the first to know.

March 2018



Tuesday 6th March to Friday 9th March

All rooms are en-suite at £450

April 2018

Two Retreats are running at this venue


Friday 13th April to Monday 16th April 

En-suite rooms £550

Room with shared bathroom £500


Tuesday 17th April to Friday 20th April 

En-suite rooms £475

Room with shared bathroom £440

June 2018

Friday 8th June to Monday 11th June


All rooms En-suite £550 - SOLD OUT