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 one or two of the resident labradors 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.

Tutored Workshop for Beginner/Intermediate Authors

6 May 2019

As you can see, we have a very talented editor and a workshop this week aimed at beginner or intermediate authors. Rebecca Horsfall’s bio is below, and during this retreat you will be offered short one to ones across the week for a total of up to 2 hours tutor time, as well as daily […]

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Just Write Weeks – Limited weeks available with Taxi Included!

27 May 2019

Just Write Weeks – Limited weeks available with Taxi Included. May  Mon 27 –  Fri 31  TAXI INCLUDED Selected weeks for guests coming by train with transfer from Exeter station included  – arrive by train at Exeter St Davids by 1.04pm (eg the 10.33 from Paddington) on the Monday and Taxi is included (needs three passengers minimum […]

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Alison May – Developing Your Novel Tutored Retreats – SOLD OUT

17 June 2019

This Monday to Friday retreat will include lots of writing time, one-to-one support available throughout the week, and group tutorials. The retreat is aimed at anyone with a novel in progress, or an idea they’re desperate to get started on – whether that’s your first or your twenty-first novel. All your meals are provided – […]

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Escape for a cosy week to write - Come full board to Devon f £95pppn April 29-may 3. #Writingretreat
It’s so fulfilling when you see the bulbs finally coming up, and bursting into colour full bloom. The courtyard is ready for visitors, and becoming vibrant with all the vivid hues. And the Azalea is not even yet out! Do come and explore our cosy retreat. We have a week At the end of April, and one en suite still available. (112PPPN)

Email info@retreatsforyou.co.uk

Shared Taxi from station no more than £15 instead of the usual 45., 1pm ish.


Full board including :
help yourself non-time-limited breakfast w fresh homemade bread & yoghurt; buffet lunch and dinner on the table , or take tray to your room;
no chores!;
afternoon snacks, cake, hot drinks.
Wine with dinner.

Fast free broadband WiFi for guests.
Cosy room, shared bathroom (en suite availability Tbc, please express your interest in paying supplement if one is free.) Comfiest beds w Egyptian cotton and choice of pillows. Please state preference if any.
Tea & coffee making in each room. Towels, hairdryer, slippers, dressing gown.
Ample lotions, potions and bubbles in bathroom to enjoy. Sleep spray or balm in each room. Double beds in most rooms, but all for you! (Or single with view across square to distant hills with the best mattress in the house, Sealy posturepedic, do request Rm 2, Jones rm)

Roaring wood burner in sitting room.
Small library, mini home gym and tv in studio.
Other places to sit if required inc heated summer house, overlooking walled garden; enclosed courtyard. Two choccie labradors for doggy therapy and picturesque countryside for running or long walks for reflection.
Occasional tea rooms in dining room for locals, mostly Wednesdays, some weekends selected dates only.
Visiting massage if booked early, ask for details. Massage devices eg shiatsu massager to borrow, memory foam cushions.
Hot water bottles in beds during colder months.
Possible yoga trip, ask for info.
Gastro pub opposite in the village square. Village shop & post-office.
Nearest rail Exeter St David’s, poss to share fare, eg £15 pp

Many other dates available during the summer, including yoga retreat August 12, July 15. At least to retreat every month. Please ask for details.

Email info@retreatsforyou.co.uk

Videos of rooms here -

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