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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.  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."

M.D.


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

P.M.


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 from the doorstep. 

Our author on this retreat is George Mann you can read more about him on our Guest Author page

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

Room 1: Double  - BOOKED

Room 2: Double  - BOOKED

Room 3: Twin - BOOKED

Room 4: Twin  - BOOKED

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

 

June 2018

Friday 8th June to Monday 11th June

Fully Booked

All rooms En-suite £550

 


Immaculate House in private grounds - East Yorkshire

 

Here is your perfect opportunity to enjoy the crisp days of autumn at this stylish house nestled in private grounds in the rolling East Yorkshire countryside.  Surrounded by lawn and gardens, this elegant but surprisingly cosy house offers a number of excellent reading nooks and a welcoming open fire.  There's a plentiful supply of walks straight from the front door and, if we should get an Indian summer, there is even a wonderful suntrap where you can tuck yourself away with your book.  There are two retreats held here, one weekend and one weekday.

Our authors on these retreats are George Mann (weekend) and Tom Harper (midweek)  you can read more about

them on our Guest Author page

This lovely house offers us the following accommodation:

WEEKEND

Room 1: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 2: Twin with en-suite

Room 3: Twin with en-suite

Room 4: Double with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 5: Twin with shared bathroom

Room 6: Twin with shared bathroom

 

MIDWEEK

Room 1: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 2: Twin with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 3: Twin with en-suite

Room 4: Double with shared bathroom

Room 5: Twin with shared bathroom

Room 6: Twin with shared bathroom

There's ample parking on site. The nearest station is Howden and is 6 miles away.  This is a non-smoking property
  

September 2018

Weekend Retreat

Friday 21st September to Monday 24th September

Double with en-suite £600

Twin with en-suite £575

Double or Twin with shared bathroom £500

Weekday Retreat

Tuesday 25th September to Friday 28th September

Double with en-suite £550

Twin with en-suite £525

Double or Twin with shared bathroom £450

 

 


Carefully Restored half-timbered barn - Herefordshire

Beautifully restored half-timbered barn in rural Herefordshire, this is the perfect place to cosy up and read during the dark days of winter.  Once used for hop drying and storage, now a lovely comfortable country house with several tempting reading spaces.  The area is believed to be home to a number of pre-Saxon settlements, so plenty to explore if you wish to venture out.  There's two retreats held here, one weekend and one weekday. Our guest authors will be announced soon. Our weekend author is Deborah Moggach  and Bryony Doran will be joining us for dinner at our midweek retreat.  You can find out more about them here Guest Authors.

This really interesting house offers us the following accommodation:

WEEKEND

Room 1: Super King with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 2: King with en-suite 

Room 3: Double with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 4: Twin with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 5: Twin with shared bathroom - BOOKED

MIDWEEK

Room 1: Super King with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 2: King with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 3: Double with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 4: Twin with shared bathroom - BOOKED

 Room 5: Twin with shared bathroom

There's ample parking on site. The nearest station is Leominster and is 2 miles away.  This is a non-smoking property 

November 2018

Weekend Retreat

Friday 9th November to Monday 13th November

King with en-suite £575

Weekday Retreat

Tuesday 13th November to Friday 16th November

Super King with en-suite £550

King with en-suite £525

Double or Twin with shared bathroom £450

 

 


Tranquil Waterside house - East Sussex

 

Join us to shake off those January blues at this wonderful waterside property, a retreat completely removed from the hustle and bustle of life.  This fine house is set on the water's edge of a marina where you can gaze at boats in completely tranquillity.  With waterside walks and a private jetty (just in case you want to bring your boat!) this is a bracing way to kick off 2019.  Weekend and weekday retreats are running here. We are delighted that Chris Curran will be joining us for dinner at the weekend retreat, you can find out more about her here Guest Authors.

This marina house offers us the following accommodation:

WEEKEND

Room 1: Super King en-suite with marina view - BOOKED

Room 2: Super King en-suite

Room 3: Double shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 4: Twin shared bathroom

Room 5: Twin shared bathroom

MIDWEEK

Room 1: Super King en-suite with marina view

Room 2: Super King en-suite

Room 3: Double shared bathroom

Room 4: Twin shared bathroom

Room 5: Twin shared bathroom

 

 

There is parking on site. The nearest station is Eastbourne and is 3 miles away.  This is a non-smoking property

 

January 2019

Weekend Retreat

Friday 11th January to Monday 14th January

Super King with en-suite £600

Double or Twin  with shared bathroom £550

Weekday Retreat

Tuesday 15th January to Friday 18th January

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Beach front house - Suffolk

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Open your curtains and be greeted by wonderful views of the Suffolk coast, with constantly changing sea and sky.  This is one of our favourite houses, with a fabulous cosy sitting room with wood burner.  With a 30 metre walk to where the waves lap onto the shingle, this is definitely the place to blow away the cobwebs.  Both weekend and midweek retreats are running here.   We are delighted that Guinevere Glasfurd will be joining us for dinner at our weekend retreat, our midweek author will be Humphrey Hawksley.  You can find out more about them here.

This beachfront house offers us the following accommodation:

WEEKEND

Room 1: Double, with private bathroom and sea view 

Room 2: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 3: Double with shared bathroom and sea view

Room 4: Twin with shared bathroom and sea view

Room 5: Double with shared bathroom

MIDWEEK

Room 1: Double, with private bathroom and sea view  - BOOKED

Room 2: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 3: Double with shared bathroom and sea view

Room 4: Twin with shared bathroom and sea view

Room 5: Double with shared bathroom

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

 

 

February 2019

Weekend Retreat

Friday 8th February to Monday 11th February

Double, with private bathroom and sea view  £600

Double with en-suite £575

Double/twin with shared bathroom and sea view £550

Double with shared bathroom £525

Weekday Retreat

Tuesday 12th February to Friday 15th February

Double, with private bathroom and sea view  £550

Double with en-suite £525

Double/twin  with shared bathroom and sea view £500

Double with shared bathroom £475