FAQ

What’s included in the price?

Your retreat cost includes almost everything you’ll need during your stay with us:

All meals are included (and some wine/beer). Breakfast and lunch are served as a buffet. Breakfast is between 7 and 9, with lunch between 12 and 1:30.  Dinner is served as a sit-down, 2-course, cooked supper in the dining room.  Writing can be a lonely process so supper is a great opportunity for all of our writers to get together and socialise.

If you are travelling by public transport, we can collect you from the local station, at no additional charge.

Writing pads and pens will be available, although we understand that most writers prefer to use their own.

Spare laptops will be available – just in case! If you use one of our laptops, we’ll give you a memory stick to take your work home with you.

All towels and bedding are provided, too.

We will provide all the essential toiletries you’ll need, so you can relax in a bath full of luxurious bubbles or a steaming shower after a long day of writing. You don’t need to worry about toothpaste, bubble bath, shower gel and hand-wash. We even carry some spares, in case you forget, like toothbrushes, deodorant, body spray, aftershave.

Your only requirement is to come, write, relax and be looked after.

What will my room be like?

Our retreats take place in a homely and rural set of linked cottages at the top end of the Lake District.  Our accommodation is full of rustic character and charm and offers a quiet, comfortable and friendly place for you to write.   Our rooms vary in size and layout. All have a place to write in privacy, some have ensuite but all are comfortable and cosy.

Is there wifi?

Yes, we have wifi. It’s not the fastest but it’s good for writing research, if needed.

Will I have my own room?

We only book our guests into individual rooms, unless you specifically want to bring your partner or friend (a £175 supplement applies for a 6 night stay and £95 for a 3 night stay with full board inclusive).

Do you offer discounts?

We have a number of different incentives for our valued customers.  We offer a loyalty scheme that works on points and these points give you a discount on your next booking with us.  The points amount to around 10% of the next booking fee.

If you book on more than one retreat with us at the same time, you will get a 15% discount on both bookings.

On each of our retreats, provided we are over 50% capacity, we pull names out of a hat and the winner gets 50% of their retreat fee back!  How good is that?