Need to get away from it all?

Your own room

(Unless you want to share with a friend/partner – supplement applies).

No workshops or classes

Just days on end of blissful writing.

All food included (and some wine!)

No cooking, no cleaning. I look after you so that you can focus on writing.


Open to all writers

Published, unpublished, fiction, non-fiction, poets, academics, students, entrepreneurs – anyone who needs space to think and work is welcome.

Sometimes it’s hard to focus. You’re constantly juggling work, family obligations, distractions, your endless to-do list… 


You need to escape, to a quiet place with a room of your own, far away from all those other things that get in the way of writing. Nothing but you and your words.



Devon writing retreats

All writers are welcome here: award-winners, absolute beginner, fiction, non-fiction, poets, academics, students, entrepreneurs; anyone who needs time and space to think. It’s a true retreat to focus on your own work, so there are no workshops, just acres of time to write. Oh, and everybody has their own room.

Writing retreats in Devon

Country House Retreats

Catered retreats in a comfortable, spacious 7-bedroom house near Newton Abbot.

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Self-Catering Retreats

A quirky, rustic annexe tucked away in the hills near Tiverton for self-catering retreats.

Country House

Mon 23rd – 10am Fri 27th Sept (4 nights) SOLD OUT

Fri 27th Sept – Thurs 3rd Oct (6 or 3 nights) SOLD OUT

Fri 18th – Thurs 24th Oct (6 or 3 nights)

Fri 1st – Thurs 7th Nov (6 or 3 nights)

Fri 8th – 10am Tues 12th Nov (4 nights) SOLD OUT

Fri 29th Nov – Thurs 5th Dec (6 or 3 nights) SOLD OUT


Fri 20th – Fri 27th Sept SOLD OUT

Fri 11th – Fri 18th Oct SOLD OUT

Fri 18th – Fri 25th Oct

Fri 25th Oct – Fri 1st Nov SOLD OUT

Fri 1st – Fri 8th Nov

Fri 8th – Fri 15th Nov SOLD OUT

Fri 15th – Fri 22nd Nov SOLD OUT

Fri 29th Nov – Fri 6th Dec

Fri 6th – Fri 13th Dec

Fri 13th – Fri 20th Dec

Dates go up in batches every few months, so pop your details in the big turquoise signup box below to hear about new dates. They do sell out quickly and writers who have been before get priority booking. If you want to be added to a waiting list for a sold-out date, just let me know.


Spring/Summer 2019 Prices

Room type 6 nights 3 nights
Single, shared bathroom £575 £305
Double with shared bathroom or small ensuite double £625 £330
Large double ensuite £665 £350

Self-catering – 7 nights: £350