Our facilities

We offer quiet, comfortable rooms in a large, traditional 1600s thatched house, with a roaring woodburner and a beautiful courtyard and walled garden. You can be as solitary or as sociable as you choose. And as a working writer, I am happy to offer constructive criticism on your work. The village pub is just 50 yards from the front door and there are many delightful walks all around. You can take our resident labrador, Daisy out too.

But not everyone who visits Retreats for You is here to write. Some paint, read, tackle a work project, or simply relax and recuperate.

Our facilities

– Themed Events –

We hold regular events including themed writing, yoga and photography to name a few, plus we also have regular non-writers weeks all throughout the year. Click on an event to view more information and place a booking.

Fiction Expert, Julie Cohen returns with her workshop

26 January 2022

Update: As of 30th October, there are only two places left, and one of them has the option of being an ensuite bedroom (supplement applies), so please act quickly! Julie‘s workshops are in high demand as she is one of the top mentors in the industry, and has helped many successful authors on their publishing […]

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General Just Write Retreat (Feb 2022)

7 February 2022

UPDATE: Currently nearly all of our events are looking at a waitlist situation, but it’s worth enquiring. Please revisit us at the end of the Summer for an update on new dates. Our holiday let business is thriving, please check out holiday let page as an alternative. We have another full board writing retreat from […]

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Poetry Workshop

14 March 2022

Postponed from 2021. Currently full. Contact Claire direct for info via clairedyer.com We are delighted to be offering our first retreat for poets this year, with guided workshops, time for quiet writing and bespoke feedback. Having tried to book her previously, we are now absolutely over the moon to have secured your accomplished tutor – […]

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Local train station reopens! Journey to Retreats For You much easier from now on. Okehampton made the national news! Now you don’t have to go all the way to Exeter and get a taxi, you can get a taxi from Okehampton to us, which is only 17 minutes drive away :-). Very excited for the new season, even though most of the first half of the year is already booked up. We have spaces for retreats, learning how to write a novel, in May, June, and September 2022, but not many! Get in touch soon :-)Info @ retreatsforyou .co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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If you’re a writer looking for help with your novel, the amazing author Julie Cohen is back at our place and January, only two places left last time I checked! Click link to look at other post on this Retreats page. North Devon, all-inclusive, top tutor, four nights no chores! Own cosy room. Contact us or Julie direct. We are [email protected] retreats for you .co.Uk x Julie CohenYes if you can’t make the end of January for any reason, or if it’s full, there are three other retreats with spaces later in the year but booking up fast so be quick! 2021 ended up being completely sold out, only doing around eight per year now. X ... See MoreSee Less
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