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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 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.


Tranquil Waterside house - East Sussex

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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. 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.   Our weekday retreat is a very special one...we will be joined by Sophie Hannah to celebrate all things Agatha Christie.

 

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 - BOOKED

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 - BOOKED

Room 2: Super King en-suite - BOOKED

Room 3: Double shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 4: Twin shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 5: Twin shared bathroom - BOOKED

 

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

Agatha Christie Retreat

Tuesday 15th January to Friday 18th January

Super King with en-suite £600

Double or Twin  with shared bathroom £550

 

 

 

 


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 - BOOKED

Room 2: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

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

Room 4: Twin with shared bathroom and sea view - BOOKED

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 - BOOKED

Room 4: Twin with shared bathroom and sea view - BOOKED

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

 

 


Idyllic Riverside Retreat, Nr Taunton, Somerset

We are delighted to be returning to this wonderful waterside house in the heart of the Somerset levels.   Settle down with your book in one of the comfortable reading rooms or delightful bedrooms. With beautiful outdoor space from where you can watch the sun set over the river and maybe even spot a kingfisher.  It all combines to make this a very special retreat.   Both weekend and midweek retreats are running here.   We  will announce our guest authors soonThis property offers us the following accommodation:

WEEKEND

Room 1: Double with en-suite

Room 2: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 3: Double with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 4: King (or Twin)  with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 5: Super King with en-suite - BOOKED

MIDWEEK

Room 1: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 2: Double with en-suite - BOOKED

Room 3: Double with shared bathroom - BOOKED

Room 4: King (or Twin)  with shared bathroom

Room 5: Super King with en-suite - BOOKED

There is ample off road parking.  The nearest station is Taunton and is 9 miles away.  This is a non-smoking property

 

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


Room 2: King Room, en-suite shower
 

Room 3: King Room, en-suite shower
 

Room 4: King, with shared bathroom
 

Room 5: Twin bedroom with shared bathroom
 

Room 6:  Single with shared bathroom

 

MIDWEEK - AGATHA CHRISTIE SPECIAL

 

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


Room 2: King Room, en-suite shower
 

Room 3: King Room, en-suite shower
 

Room 4: King, with shared bathroom
 

Room 5: Twin bedroom with shared bathroom
 

Room 6:  Single with shared bathroom

 


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

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

 

 

 


March 2019

Weekend Retreat

Friday 22nd March to Monday 25th March

Double with en-suite £600

Double with shared bathroom £550

King  with shared bathroom £575

Super King with en-suite £625

Weekday Retreat

Tuesday 26th March to Friday 29th March

Double with en-suite £550

Double with shared bathroom £500

King  with shared bathroom £525

Super King with en-suite £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*

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