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Published, unpublished, fiction, non-fiction, poets, academics, students, entrepreneurs – anyone who needs space to think and work is welcome.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

A quirky, rustic two bedroom cottage tucked away in the hills near Tiverton. Fully catered or self-catering retreats.

Country House

Fri 12th – Thurs 18th Jul



Fri 21st – Thurs 27th Jun

Fri 26th July – Thurs 1st Aug

Fri 2nd – Thurs 8th Aug

Fri 30th Aug – Thurs 5th Sep


Fri 28th Jun – Fri 5th Jul

3pm Fri 5th Jul – Fri 12th Jul

Fri 12th Jul – Fri 19th Jul

Fri 9th Aug – Fri 16th Aug

Fri 16th – Fri 23rd Aug

Fri 23rd – Fri 30th Aug

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