17th November, 2022 – 3 nights, Lincolnshire – 1 place remaining


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20th October, 2022 – 3 nights, secured with £100 deposit.

This fabulous venue set in the heart of the peaceful Lincolnshire countryside, close to Scunthorpe is both accessible from both the north and the south yet peaceful and full of tranquility to stir those creative juices. Accommodation for this retreat is spread over the main Grade II listed Manor House and a self-contained lodge with all meals and optional activities taking place in the stunning Manor House, with it’s impressive large lounge area, a separate library snug and beautiful outdoor spaces for relaxed writing away from your room.

Included in this retreat is a hot-tub, tennis court and over-ground 15ft swimming pool, for complete relaxation.

This is a 5-star luxury venue!

Choose from one of the following rooms (prices shown are fully inclusive for the 3 nights):

The House:

Master Suite: £895 Master double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and own separate seating area.

Lady Walcot Suite: SOLD £895 Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and own separate seating area.

Princess Suite: SOLD £895 Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and own separate seating area. Separate annexed single bedroom, ideal for those bringing a friend or non/writing partner

Kennedy Suite: £825 Double suite with shared bathroom.

Nursery Suite: SOLD £825 Double suite with shared bathroom.

The Lodge: SOLD

Self-contained, Double bedroom with bathroom, seating area (and kitchen)

Please email room preference, separately, when booking.

**Book with confidence – Please note that all paid monies for this retreat will be refunded in full should government guidance for social distancing restrict such that this retreat cannot feasibly run.

Arrive on day one from 3pm and settle into your room at our homely and peaceful venue. Writing time starts just as soon as you’re ready either in the peace of your comfortable room or in one of our shared writing areas. Afternoon tea is included on your first day and refreshments will be available on arrival.

We have a full schedule, too, of optional additional activities:

Thursday evening:
– Introduction & the optional sessions over the weekend
– Literary ‘ice-breaker(s)’

Friday during the day:
– 1-2-1 mentoring sessions (30 minutes)
– 11:00 – Found Poetry Workshop (60 minutes)

Friday evening:
– Mentor Reading: a mix of poetry & prose (30-40 minutes)
– Game / quiz / challenge

Saturday during the day:
– 1-2-1 mentoring sessions (30 minutes)
– 11:00 – Introducing some writing exercises, poetry or prose (40-60 minutes)

Saturday evening:
– Participants’ Reading – either something they have been working on during the retreat or the output from one or more exercises (10-15 minutes each)
– After the Retreat, material shared can be compiled into a free souvenir e-book.

Included in your retreat price:
Mentoring sessions from a recognised industry professional.
All meals and refreshments including afternoon tea on the first day and breakfast on the final day.
Cream tea each day.
Use of the swimming pool, hot tub and tennis court.
Evening 2 course dinner with wine, each day.
Quiet communal writing areas.
Ample walking in private grounds.
Transport from the local train station, if required.
Individual bedroom with writing facility for when you prefer complete isolation.
Parking onsite.
Optional evening activities & author sessions
Pens and pads.
Use of laptop, if required, with memory stick to take work home.

You can view our full Terms & Conditions here.